Filing a Complaint or Grievance

Students should refer to the Student Grievance Policy, or contact the Dean of Students Office to file a grievance,  To file a student grievance related to disability discrimination or accommodation contact: Conduct and Community Standards (831-459-1738); conduct

Academic, staff, and student employees (and applicants for employment at UCSC) should refer to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion's page on complaint investigation/problem resolution. Staff employees may also file disability-related grievances with Employee and Labor Relations (831-459-2017). Academic employees may also file disability-related grievances with the Academic Personnel Office (831-459-4300, or

Facility concerns should be directed to the ADA Facilities Access Coordinator (831-459-3759).

Visitors/Community Members should contact the campus ADA Coordinator:

Isabel Dees
Equity & Equal Protection

Please note: Using campus complaint procedures does not preclude the right to file a complaint with the appropriate state or federal agency, or to take legal action.


Information related to discrimination consultations and complaints is shared only on a business need-to-know basis. Confidentiality is maintained whenever possible with regard to consultations and complaints. However, complete confidentiality is not possible in cases where illegality or gross malfeasance are alleged.


Retaliation against persons who request reasonable employment accommodations, file complaints of discrimination, participate in an investigation of such a complaint, or oppose unlawful employment practices is prohibited by federal and state law and university policy. Employees and applicants for employment  who believe they have been retaliated against are encouraged to report the retaliatory actions to the Equal Employment Opportunity (831-459-2686, Students should contact Conduct and Community Standards (831-459-1738); conduct