Equal Protection Office (EPO)

EPO helps ensure that students are not deprived of, or limited in, their access  to educational programs or resources based upon their race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, disability, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or veteran status. 

EPO administers UCSC’s student grievance process for matters relating to discrimination in the academic context based upon protected categories. For more information, please review UCSC’s student grievance process. For EAO-related questions and concerns, contact Jared Jorde, Associate Director of the Equity & Equal Protection Office at 831-459-5771.