SVSH Hearings

SVSH Hearings

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When someone chooses to make a report to the University about SVSH-related harm, that report may result in disciplinary action, including an adjudicative hearing. This site provides a wealth of information and resources to assist as individuals prepare for a hearing in an SVSH case. 

The information regarding hearings on this site is divided into two categories, based on the campus affiliation (student vs. faculty) of the respondent in the SVSH case.

Please note: The information on this site does not yet fully reflect new grievance procedures that apply to conduct reported after August 14, 2020. The new procedures are associated with changes that the Department of Education made to Title IX regulations. For students, information has been updated (more resources are in development). For staff and faculty, information is under development.

For more information, please see the New Title IX Regulations page of this website. For questions, contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination (OPHD) at ask_ophd@berkeley.edu.

Student SVSH Hearings 

The following pages provide information relevant for hearings involving a student as the responding party (Respondent). Detailed information about student SVSH adjudication procedures can be found in the University of California Policy PACAOS-Appendix E: Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Investigation and Adjudication Framework (July 2019) and in the University of California Policy Interim PACAOS-Appendix F: Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Investigation and Adjudication Framework for DOE-Covered Conduct (August 2020).

For more information about these two policies, the conduct that falls under each, and answers to general FAQs please see the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination's website


Disclaimer: The text found on this page is not a formal part of the PACAOS Appendix E: Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Investigation and Adjudication FrameworkInterim Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Student Investigation and Adjudication Framework for DOE Covered Conduct (PACAOS Appendix F), or the UC Berkeley Code of Student Conduct. The information found here should be considered one of many resources available to students when navigating these policies and procedures. Where differences occur between these pages and University policy, University policy and procedure govern.


Employee SVSH Hearings

Information coming soon.


Faculty Privilege and Tenure (P&T) Hearings Regarding SVSH

The Privilege & Tenure (P&T) Committee of the Academic Senate is charged with adjudicating disciplinary cases against Senate faculty who have been accused of violating the Faculty Code of Conduct. (The Academic Senate includes professors and lecturers with security of employment. Other lecturers, academic employees, and staff, generally go through a different disciplinary process.) P&T adjudicates disciplinary cases by holding a hearing before a panel (usually three members) of the larger P&T committee. Hearing panels may include former P&T members. 


Disclaimer: The descriptions on these pages are not a formal part of the Academic Personnel Manual, Senate Bylaws, the UC Policy on SVSH, or the Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Faculty Investigation and Adjudication Framework. The descriptions found here are intended to be helpful to those seeking to navigate these policies and procedures. Where differences occur between these pages and University policy, University policy and procedure govern.