June 9, 2023

Dear Members of Our Campus Community, 

UC Santa Barbara is committed to maintaining and enhancing a safe, supportive, and respectful community where all individuals can live, learn, and work together in an atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment. In keeping with these principles, I am writing to reaffirm our commitment to preventing sexual violence and sexual harassment, and to reinforce our campus and systemwide policy and procedure. 

An important part of our campus efforts includes mandatory reporting requirements, comprehensive training for staff and faculty, and confidential support services. Please review the policy that became effective on January 1, 2022.

Our Campus Advocacy, Resources and Education (CARE) Office continues to offer confidential support to UC Santa Barbara students, staff, and faculty affected by sexual harassment or sexual violence. Contact the CARE Office at 805-893-4613 or click here. For a full list of campus and community resources available to impacted parties, click here.

If you have questions about how this policy might be applied to a particular incident, please contact Ariana Alvarez, Title IX Officer, at ariana.alvarez@ucsb.edu. Additional information related to the Title IX Office’s services is available on the UC Santa Barbara Title IX website.
Preventing sexual violence and sexual harassment is a responsibility we all share, and enhancing our university’s culture of safety, respect, and accountability is an ongoing commitment of our entire community. Please join me in reaffirming our commitment. 


Henry T. Yang