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 all forms of sex discrimination; including sexual harassment, sexual violence and gender based discrimination. Title IX and UC Policy protect the entire UCSC community including women, men, intersex, trans, non-binary and gender non conforming students, staff, and faculty.
Reporting is crucial to our ability to respond to incidents and to create a campus climate that does not tolerate harassment or discrimination. The Title IX Office will always prioritize safety and can provide interim measures with or without a formal investigation. 
Title IX is a neutral office commited to fairness, trauma informed practices, and due process. Anyone who reports  to Title IX will be informed of their rights and reporting options and has the right to participate, or not, in an investigation or alternative resolution.  

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


Important Dates &  Campus Events

Jul  1
New Systemwide Faculty and Staff Procedures for Investigation and Adjudication
Aug  22
Alcohol Edu and Haven Go Live Date
Sep  14
Deadline for Part 1 Alcohol Edu and Haven
Oct  15
Begin Part 2 Alcohol Edu and Haven

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

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.

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