Title IX Office About

The Title IX Office is committed to fostering an environment in which all members of our campus community are safe from gender and sex discrimination (including discrimination based on gender identity and expression and sexual orientation), sexual harassment, and sexual violence. UC Santa Cruz expects that all interpersonal relationships and interactions – especially those of an intimate nature – be grounded upon mutual respect, open communication, and clear consent. Members of the UC Santa Cruz Community are protected from sex and gender discrimination by both state and UC Policy.
The Title IX Office provides education to the campus community, in collaboration with campus partners, with the goal of creating a campus climate that will not tolerate sexual discrimination, harassment, and violence. We encourage the reporting of gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and other sexual misconduct to our office and will work with the reporting party to determine how to proceed. Reporting is crucial to our ability to respond to and change campus climate and we all can play a role in this effort.  Our office will always prioritize safety and can provide interim measures with or without a formal investigation.
Title IX strives to provide a trauma informed response. We will prioritize the privacy of the parties we work with, and are commited to fairness and due process. Anyone who reports  gender discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct will be informed of their rights and reporting options, available safety measures and resources and has the right to participate, or not, in an investigation.  
The Title IX Office serves the entire UC Santa Cruz community. 

Contact the Title IX Officer, Tracey Tsugawa  ttsugawa@ucsc.edu, (831)459-2462 to report a possible Title IX violation.

Title IX Office Reporting

All UC employees, that are not confidential (CARE, CAPS, and the EAP), are required to report sexual harassment and sexual violence to the Title IX Office if a student reports to them. Faculty, Deans, and Supervisors are additionally required to report sexual harassment and sexual violence reported by faculty and staff.

To make a Title IX report, for questions about reporting responsibilitiesand questions about the UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy and the UC Santa Cruz Title IX Procedures contact:

Tracey Tsugawa
Title IX Officer


Title IX Training

As part of a UC-wide education effort, all students, staff, and faculty are required to complete ongoing Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment (SVSH) Prevention Training. UC Santa Cruz wants to ensure that all students, staff, and faculty are aware of the resources available in the event that they are impacted by sexual harassment or sexual violence. We also want to encourage reporting and ensure that all UC employees are aware of their reporting responsibilities. For information about supervisor and faculty reporting responsibilities click here. For information about Non-supervisor reporting responsibilities, including student employees, click here.

The Title IX Office provides in-person trainings to all incoming students. Trainings are also offered to staff and faculty by department or office upon request. For more information about Title IX training, please contact lyounghi@ucsc.edu.

If you are  experiencing a technical issue with the Campus Clarity student training, you may access 24/7 support at support.campusclarity.com. While there is no waiver, students and staff that have experienced sexual misconduct may request an alternative training by contacting lyounghi@ucsc.edu. All requests for alternative trainings are confidential.

Related Websites/Resources

Campus Confidential Resources

Confidential Advocates care.ucsc.edu

Confidential Student Counseling Office caps.ucsc.edu

Confidential Employee Counseling (EAP) 

24 hour Confidential Support Options

Monarch Services for sexual assault, dating/domestic violence and human trafficking services

Walnut Avenue Women's Center for dating/domestic violence services

Counseling & Psycghological Support (CAPS)-student crisis counseling support

Respondent Resources

If you have been Accused of Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Dating or Domestic Violence, Stalking, or Other Prohibited Conduct, there are campus services available to Help you Understand your Rights and the Investigation and Adjudication or Disciplinary Processes.

Students are supported through the Link to Dean of Students Office . 

Faculty and Academic Personnel are supported through Academic Personnel Office. Please contact Susan Fellows, Director, Academic Employee Relations, at sfellows@ucsc.edu or 831-459-5032.

Non-Represented Staff are supported through the Link to Staff Human Resources Office

Additional Related Websites

Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Website (safe.ucsc.edu)

UCSC Police Department For emergencies call 911. Non-emergency incidents, public service requests or inquiries: (831) 459-2231.

City of Santa Cruz Police Department For emergencies call 911. Non-emergency incidents call: (831) 471-1131.

Report Hate: To report an incident of hate or bias

Problem and Complaint Resolution Resources List

UCSC Resource Centers 

Disability Resource Center

African American Resource & Cultural Center

American Indian Resource Center

Asian American/Pacific Islander Resource Center

Chicano/Latino Resource Center

The Lionel Cantú Queer Center

The Women's Center