Sample Language for a Syllabi Disclosure Statement Regarding Title IX Reporting Responsibilities

In order to ensure that students are aware of reporting responsibilities that faculty, tutors, teaching assistants and all UCSC employees have, we encourage faculty and academic employees to include a disclosure statement in their syllabi. Below is some sample language. 

Please be aware that under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, faculty and student employees (including Teaching Assistants, Readers, Tutors, etc.) are “responsible employees” and are required to notify the Title IX Officer of any reports of incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence (sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking, etc.) involving students. Academic freedom exceptions exist for disclosures made within a class discussion or assignment related to course content; under those conditions only, a report to the Title IX Officer is not required.

The Campus Advocacy Resources and Education (CARE) Office (831) 502-2273, care@ucsc.edu can provide confidential support, resources, and assist with academic accommodations.  To make a Title IX report, please contact Tracey Tsugawa, Title IX Officer, (831) 459-2462, ttsugawa@ucsc.edu; the Title IX office can also assist with academic, housing, work, and transportation adjustments and implement interim and safety measures.