Respondent Services

The University is committed to facilitating fair and equitable services for UCI community members accused of sexual violence, sexual harassment, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking ("respondents"). Respondents have the right to due process, meaning they have the right to be notified of allegations and an opportunity to respond. Respondents also have the right to understand the University's investigation and adjudication processes. Campus support services are available through the Office of Campus Social Work for respondents involved in a formal resolution process.

Respondent Services helps respondents understand their rights and navigate the formal investigation and adjudication processes. The RS CSW can assist directly by providing accompaniment to formal hearings and by securing interpreter or translation services. The RS CSW proactively reaches out to cases referred to the office by the Campus Case Management Team (CMT), which provides consistent coordination of sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, and stalking cases. The RS CSW can also help with referrals to campus and community resources, such as psychological counseling, legal services (including those to help comply with protection orders), alternative housing, academic changes, and other needs.

UCI Respondent Services does not offer or provide legal consultation, advice or services. 


UC Policy and Investigation Frameworks

UC Sexual Violence and Sexual Harrassment Policy (Effective 7/31/19)

Student Investigation and Adjudication Framework (Appendix E)

Faculty Investigation and Adjudication Framework

Staff Investigation and Adjudication Framework

Student Help Sheets

Investigation and Hearing Timeline

People in the Process

Commencing an Appeal


Respondent Services Resources