Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Racial Harassment at UCSD

The Departments of Justice and Education reached a settlement with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), to resolve an investigation into alleged harassment of African-American students in violation of Titles IV and VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The government alleged multiple incidents of racial harassment on campus, including public displays of nooses and a Ku Klux Klan-style hood, and the hosting of an off-campus party where students were invited to dress as stereotypes of African-Americans. Under the terms of the agreement, UCSD will take steps to prevent racial harassment on campus, respond appropriately to harassment that occurs, and eliminate any hostile environment resulting from harassment.

Misconduct Type
Human Rights
Enforcement Agency
Multiple Agencies
Contracting Party
Court Type
Date of Settlement Announcement
Contractors Involved Penalty
University of California $0
Further Information Released
DOJ Press Release 4/13/2012

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database