Violence and Bullying

Questions? Contact Labor and Employee Relations


UCSF is committed to maintaining a safe environment, free from bullying, intimidation, threats and/or acts of violence. When faced with such situations, UCSF will take prompt steps to assess, investigate, and/or take remedial actions as appropriate.


Bullying/abusive conduct is defined as behavior of an individual or group of individuals that a reasonable person would find hostile, offensive, oppressive and/or humiliating. It may include repeated infliction of verbal abuse, such as the use of derogatory remarks, insults and epithets, verbal or physical conduct that a reasonable person would find threatening, intimidating or humiliating, or the gratuitous sabotage or undermining of a person’s work performance. A single act shall not constitute abusive conduct, unless especially severe and egregious.

Policy on violence and bullying

Read the current UCSF policy on violence and bullying.

UC and anti-bullying

Read the current UC-wide guidance on anti-bullying.


What to do

To report emergency situations, imminent threats of violence or prior violence, contact the UCSF Police Department.

If you believe you have been bullied, in addition to the formal reporting contacts outlined in the policy, you may also contact the following resources for assistance and guidance:

  1. Your manager or another department leader
  2. Your union representative
  3. Labor and Employee Relations: [email protected]
  4. Office of the Ombuds: 415-502-9600
  5. Faculty and Staff Assistance Program: 415-476-8279