Court Case: Hunt v. The Regents of the University of California

Case History

A suit brought by a graduate student who charged that her thesis advisor in the geology department sexually harassed her and retaliated against her for joining with other women students to file an informal grievance against him. Donna Hunt’s case settled in April 1994. She was awarded $175,000, granted participation in an official review of institutional grievance procedures, and guaranteed financial support ($16,020 annually) of her graduate studies until she completes her doctoral degree in geophysics.