Reporting, response and adjudication

"Reporting" refers to notifying the authorities that an incident of sexual violence or harassment has taken place. On campus, the relevant authorities are the Title IX office (Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination; OPHD), and campus police (UCPD). It is also possible to report crimes to local law enforcement. 

Incidents can be reported to campus authorities at any time, no matter when they occurred. Survivors have the choice whether or not to report, and to whom. "Responsible Employees" are required to notify OPHD if they learn of a incident involving a UC Berkeley student, and to share what they know about it. Once an incident has been reported, the response process begins. The response process includes initial assessment (and provision of resources), investigation when merited, and adjudication when appropriate. Resources are available for complainants (survivors) and for respondents throughout this process.