Policies and Principles

Campus Policies

This is the official website for UC Merced’s administrative policies. Its purpose is to make the campus’s policies and procedures widely accessible and to increase individual and departmental compliance. Administrative policies may be issued by the Board of Regents, the Office of the President or the campus.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EEO/AA)

UC Merced is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to both.

UC Merced’s policy is to provide employment, training, compensation and other conditions or opportunities associated with employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information (including family medical history), disability status, veteran status or any other basis protected by law.

Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy Regarding Academic and Staff Employment

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. In addition, it is the policy of the university to undertake affirmative action, consistent with its obligations as a Federal contractor.

Principles of Community

These principles reflect our ongoing efforts to increase access and inclusion and to create a community that nurtures lifelong learning and growth for all of its members.

Sexual Harassment Protocol

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in university programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the university prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, and that such behavior violates both law and university policy. The university will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct and, when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this policy.

University of California Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Interim Policy

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all individuals who participate in university programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the university prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence, and that such behavior violates both law and university policy. The university will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence, and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct and, when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates this policy on Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (hereafter referred to as Policy).

This Policy applies to all University of California employees and students at its campuses, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the medical centers, the Office of the President (“locations”), Agriculture and Natural Resources and its university programs and activities. This Policy furthers the university’s commitment to compliance with the law and to the highest standards of ethical conduct as outlined in the university’s Statement of Ethical Values and Standards of Ethical Conduct. 
It is the policy of the university not to engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person associated with the University of California.