COVID-19 Information

We hope that you and your families are staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. CARE recognizes the additional hurdles created for survivors by the COVID-19 health crisis, in particular survivors who may be exposed to an increased risk of domestic violence. The need for resources and support has never been greater for our community.

CARE remains available and operational to provide support services to all UC Davis students, staff, and faculty. However, to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we are providing services remotely. To speak with a confidential advocate, please email us at ucdcare@ucdavis.edu.

You can also reach us by calling (530) 752-3299. During business hours (Monday-Friday between 8-5 pm) please leave a message and the advocate will call you back promptly. Should you call after hours, you are welcome to leave a message that will be returned the next business day or select the option to be connected with a confidential counselor.

Sexual Harassment

Per the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment, sexual harassment is defined as “unwelcome sexual advances, unwelcome requests for sexual favors, and other unwelcome verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.”

There are two forms of sexual harassment:

Quid Pro Quo

Quid pro quo occurs when a person’s submission to such conduct is implicitly or explicitly made the basis for employment decisions, academic evaluation, or other decisions affecting participation in a University program.

Examples of quid pro quo:

  • Giving employment promotions in exchange for sexual favors

  • Providing grades or positive course evaluations in exchange for sexual favors

  • Threatening to demote someone or give poor academic evaluations if one does not agree to providing sexual favors

Hostile Environment

Hostile environment occurs when such conduct is sufficiently severe or pervasive that it unreasonably denies, adversely limits, or interferes with a person’s learning or working environment.

Examples of conduct that may create a hostile environment:

  • Constantly making sexual jokes or sexual innuendos

  • Openly discussing one’s sex life

  • Making sexist comments

  • Unwanted hugs, shoulder rubs, or other touching

  • Repeatedly asking for dates

#ThatsHarassment by Signal Avin


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