Monday, April 16, 2012

UCSD, feds agree on racial harassment settlement

UT San Diego
Karen Kucher
10:45 a.m., April 13, 2012
Updated 6:36 p.m.
Complaints involving noose, KKK-style hood sparked federal probe

UC San Diego has voluntarily agreed to take steps to prevent racial harassment on the La Jolla campus after federal officials launched an investigation into several complaints, including the public display of nooses and a Ku Klux Klan-style hood in 2010.

Under terms of the agreement, which was announced Friday, the university will maintain an office to receive, investigate and resolve complaints of harassment and discrimination; revise its campus policies regarding racial harassment to ensure they are consistent with federal civil rights law; and provide training for staff and students.

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