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
The information on this site reflects 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 in 2020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Framework, Interim 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 (staff and faculty) SVSH Hearings
Detailed information about staff and non-faculty academic personnel SVSH adjudication procedures can be found in the Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Staff and Non-Faculty Academic Personnel.
Detailed information about faculty SVSH adjudication procedures can be found in the Investigation and Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Senate and Non-Senate Faculty.