Message from University of California Chancellors
In 2007, the University of California received a $1 million grant from the United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women. The purpose of the systemwide grant was to help all ten UC campuses build a coordinated community response and develop comprehensive educational programs that address sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking. The grant also provided training for UC police officers and student conduct staff to respond more effectively to these forms of violence.
We recognize that by coming together we are better able to support survivors of violence, hold perpetrators accountable, and create a culture where violence against women is not tolerated. By engaging in dialogue throughout our campus community and with our community partners, we have furthered our collective understanding of this problem. We know that our work is not done and we pledge to continue.
This website is one step toward accomplishing that goal. The site brings together expertise and knowledge from all our campuses that can now be accessed by UC students, staff, and faculty, as well as by our local and state community members. It will be available worldwide and contribute to the role of the University of California as a leader nationally and internationally.
We commend and thank the staff, faculty, and students who have worked, and continue to work, to eliminate gender-based violence on our campuses and in our communities.
This project was funded by grant under the Office of Violence Against Women, Office of Justice Programs, and U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the UC’s and do not necessarily represent the official position of polices of the U.S. Department of Justice.