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Discrimination and Harassment Prevention and Reporting

Every member of the Gould School of Law community has an important stake in fostering a safe, supportive, and welcoming learning environment where students, faculty, and staff can all thrive. The community does not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind, including discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic.

If you are a faculty member or teaching assistant, you are a "mandatory reporter" and should review the responsibilities discussed on our responsible employees page. If you are not a mandatory reporter and believe you have experienced or witnessed discrimination or harassment of any kind, we urge you to reach out to one or more of these individuals, who will give you additional information and support:

What You Can Expect

If you report discrimination or harassment to Dean Jones or Dean Shimotsu-Kim, here is what you can expect:

For information specific to sexual discrimination or harassment, visit our page Sexual Discrimination and Harassment in Particular.

Resources

Visit our Resources page to view Gould-specific, on-campus, and off-campus resources available to everyone when reporting or dealing with discrimination and harassment.

Click one of the options below for resources if you are...

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