Accellion Data Breach

UCI is committed to helping our community members who experience stalking and/or relationship violence and may have concerns about the Accellion data breach. In an effort to be responsive and create a safe, trauma-informed and responsive process for addressing concerns, UCI, through CARE, OEOD, or UCIPD, can provide the below services to support students, staff, and faculty with academic, workplace, housing, and safety related accommodations and support.  

FOR ASSISTANCE AND INFORMATION:

CARE
Website: https://care.uci.edu/
Email:  care@uci.edu
Phone: 949-824-7273

CARE is the primary, confidential source for information, crisis intervention, safety planning and follow-up support regarding sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking at UCI. CARE, in collaboration with Waymakers, coordinates accompaniment services for interviews with law enforcement, evidentiary exams and the court system. CARE is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm by calling (949) 824-7273 or emailing care@uci.edu.  After hours support is also available via resources on the CARE website (care.uci.edu).

Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity (OEOD)/Title IX
Website: https://www.oeod.uci.edu
Email: oeod@uci.edu
Phone: (949) 824-5594

OEOD is responsible for receiving reports of sexual violence, sexual harassment, discrimination, and retaliation and is available to discuss options, provide assistance, explain University policies and procedures, and provide education on relevant issues. OEOD can also provide sexual violence related workplace, housing, academic, and safety accommodation support. OEOD is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. 

UCI Police Department
Website: https://www.police.uci.edu/
Email: police@uci.edu

UCI Campus 24-Hour Non-Emergency Line: 949-824-5223

UCI Health Division 24-Hour Non- Emergency Line: 714-456-5493

Accellion Data Breach UCnet Microsite

University website that houses the latest news and information related to the Accellion Data Breach

 Accellion Data Breach FAQ Guide:  A comprehensive list of questions and answers that are updated regularly and available on the UCnet Microsite

  RESOURCES AND SUPPORT:

 Safety Planning and Safety Escorts

  • If you are in danger and need help immediately, please call 911
  • CARE Advocates are available to help create confidential individualized safety plans for you and your family. 
  • UCIPD can assist with safety planning and also offers the Safety Escort program on campus and at the medical center. 
  • Discuss with a CARE Advocate whether to file a police report to maintain record of the identity theft issue and connect to any prior police reports. 
  • Sign up for complimentary ID theft protection. If you’ve already registered, there is no need to do so again. [Before May 12] If you’ve not yet signed up and would like to, you may sign up here [please note, this link expires on May 12].
  • On or After May 12, if you’ve not yet signed up and would like to, you will receive / may have already received a notice from Experian on behalf of UC the week of May 10 with the necessary steps to sign up.
  • Stay up to date on the latest findings related to the Accellion security event on UCnet.  Read the FAQs and five rules for protecting your information.
  • Check your credit report and monitor weekly
  • Place a freeze on your credit with all three credit bureaus
  • Place a fraud alert on your credit (if you place it with one, they will share with the others)
  • You may file an incident report with the Police Department 
  • Complete form f14039 through the IRS to alert them of the fact that your information has been shared  
  • Contact your telephone/cell phone carrier to alert them that your data has been compromised

Work Accommodations

  • OEOD or CARE can provide assistance with workplace accommodations such as coordination with a supervisor and Human Resources for time off or modify a schedule in order to take care of identity theft recommendations from UC (including but not limited to: signing up for Experian, freezing credit, safety planning, relocating, etc.)

Academic Accommodations

  • CARE or OEOD can provide assistance with academic accommodations such as excused absence from a class or an extension on an assignment for time off in order to take care of identity theft recommendations from UC. 

Housing Accommodations

Students on campus

  • CARE or OEOD can assist with housing relocation on campus in addition to safety measures like doorbell cameras or door locks

Students, staff, or faculty off campus

  • CARE can assist with breaking a lease due to a stalking or relationship violence safety concern
  • CARE may be able to assist with offsetting financial impacts through the CARE Support Fund

 Mental Health Resources and Support

  • Counseling Center offers free and confidential short-term and crisis counseling by licensed mental health providers to all UC Irvine students on an urgent basis, or by appointment. The Counseling Center also offers certain free and confidential psychiatric services. Referrals to off-campus psychotherapeutic and psychiatric providers are also available through the Counseling Center.  The Counseling Center is available Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm. Address: 203 Student Services 1, Irvine, CA, 92697 Phone: (949) 824-6457. For after hours counseling: For urgent matters, call the main telephone number at (949)824-6457 and select option 2
  •  Faculty/Staff Support Services provides consultation services and support to resolve behavioral health issues, serves as a primary crisis intervention resources to facilitate and coordinate the appropriate resources, provides time-limited case management for individual employees, develops and implements instructional training and materials to assist in the promotion of mental well-being for all faculty and staff. Support is offered for a wide range of issues including: work related stress, relationship/couples issues, family problems, depression, anxiety, or other emotional problems, grief and loss, alcohol, drug and other addictions, consultation and training services for faculty and staff management.  Meetings are by appointment only.  Phone: (949) 824-5208.  
  • Campus Social Workers: The Office of the Campus Social Worker supports UCI students and staff during situations and crises that may be impacting their personal, academic, and work well-being, through short-term resource referral and long-term case management. Services are available to the entire UCI community at no cost. Phone Number: (949) 824-0101

 Off-Campus Resources

  • Human Options is an Orange County community resource that provides assistance to victims of domestic and dating violence and their families. Human Options provides emergency shelter and long term assistance for women and children who are in a dangerous situation due to an abusive relationship. Human Options Services provides emergency shelter and transitional living programs, including: safe housing, counseling, legal advocacy, case management and job readiness training for abused women and their children. Human Options provides long-term support to help rebuild lives through the Children and Families Counseling Center. They additionally provide a domestic violence hotline at 1-877-854-3594
  • Laura’s House is an Orange County community resource that provides emergency shelter to women and children leaving domestic violence situations. They also provide counseling and legal support to the whole family, batterers intervention program (52 week, court mandated), outreach and education to the community on the effects and prevention of domestic violence. They have a crisis hotline support, legal services, and transitional housing. They also provide support for stalking and information on restraining orders. 24/7 hotline: 866-498-1511
  • CA Safe at Home Program is a confidential address program that offers victims of domestic violence, stalking, sexual assault, human trafficking & elder and dependent abuse, as well as reproductive health care workers, a substitute mailing address to receive first class, certified, and registered mail. This address is also accepted by California state, county, and city government agencies in lieu of a residential or other mailing address where a victim can be tracked down, keeping the residence address confidential and out of the hands of someone who might want to cause harm.
  • Reputation Defender assists people in identifying information, images, and videos associated with an online search for their name. They assist with removing negative or misleading search results and assist with removing personal information from the internet.  They offer free upgraded services to survivors of domestic violence. 

Technology Safety:  The following organizations have compiled information and resources to assist with technology-based safety: 

    • National Stalking Resource Center  - The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.
    • VictimConnect - The VictimConnect Resource Center is a referral helpline where crime victims and survivors can learn about their rights and options confidentially and compassionately.

Housing Toolkits: The following toolkits by the National Housing Law Project are available for California-based survivors with various housing-related needs: 

 

UCI Office of Equal Opportunity & Diversity (OEOD)

UCI OEOD is responsible for the university's compliance with federal and state laws and university policies and procedures regarding discrimination, retaliation and sexual harassment. OEOD works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and excellence through diversity at UCI.

OEOD responds to, investigates, and/or seeks resolution to allegations of discrimination and sexual harassment, which include sexual assault, dating or domestic violence, and stalking.

UCI Office of Academic Integrity & Student Conduct

Provides information about filing a criminal complaint or pursuing a complaint through the campus disciplinary process Provides resource information.

UCI Sexual Violence Prevention Website

UCI is committed to creating and maintaining an environment in which all persons who live, work, and learn in our campus community can be free of all forms of sexual assault, sexual misconduct, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and retaliation. This website provides members of the UCI community with key information regarding UCI policies, reporting information, resources for education/training, and support services.

UC Sexual Violence Prevention Website

Preventing and responding to sexual violence, sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/domestic violence and stalking are top priorities for UC. This website provides the UC community with key information about university support services, your responsibilities as a member of the UC community, and steps UC is taking to address sexual violence

UCI Sexual Harassment and Sex Offense Investigation and Adjudication Framework for Staff, Non-Faculty Academic Personnel, Senate Faculty and Non-Senate Faculty

Link to Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity's (OEOD) website provides information on UCI’s process for investigating and adjudicating alleged violations where the Respondent is a University Staff, Non-Faculty Academic Personnel, Senate Faculty or Non-Senate Faculty member.