A male UC employee repeatedly sent a female student who was tutoring him unwanted text messages — including lines such as "hugs and kisses. From the bottom of my heart" and calling her "beautiful angel face" — even after she stopped tutoring him, and went to her house to give her gifts such as chocolates, Spanish love poems and a dress, a Title IX investigation found. The employee told the Title IX investigator that his intentions were never unprofessional or romantic in nature and attributed the student's concern to his "difficulty expressing himself correctly in English." The respondent told Title IX investigators that he felt that his gifts were appropriate to show that he was grateful for her help with tutoring. The employee was suspended for five days without pay.
Campus: Los Angeles
Complaint date: April 13, 2015