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UC Nondiscrimination Statement as of July 1, 2008
Complete UC policy statement is on the web here

It is the policy of the University not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with the University of California on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy,1 physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or service in the uniformed services (as defined by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994).2 This policy applies to all employment practices, including recruitment, selection, promotion, transfer, merit increase, salary, training and development, demotion, and separation. This policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws and University policies.

2004 Update adds Gender Identity

UC’s nondiscrimination policies and statements have been revised, effective January 1, 2004, to clarify that discrimination on the basis of gender identity is prohibited. The following link displays the letter from President Dynes to campus and lab locations on these revisions:


The new language reads (emphasis ours):

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities

The changes incorporate the addition of “gender identity” as a protected status under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The affected University of California policies and statements include the following:

  • University of California Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Regarding Academic and Staff Employment
  • Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Statement for University of California Publications Regarding Employment Practices
  • Nondiscrimination Policy Statement for University of California Publications Regarding Student-Related Matters
  • Personnel Policies for Staff Members 12, Nondiscrimination in Employment
  • Academic Personnel Policy 035, Affirmative Action and Nondiscrimination in Employment