In order to carry on its work of teaching, research, and public service, the University has an obligation to maintain conditions under which its work can go forward freely, in accordance with the highest standards of quality, institutional integrity, and freedom of expression; with full recognition by all concerned of the rights and privileges, as well as the responsibilities, of those who comprise the University community. UCLA students assume these privileges and responsibilities upon admission and cannot use ignorance of these policies as a justification for violating community standards.
Students are members of both society and the academic community, with attendant rights and responsibilities. Students are expected to make themselves aware of and comply with the law, and with University and campus policies and regulations. While many UCLA policies and regulations parallel federal, state, and local laws, UCLA standards may be set higher.
The regulations within the UCLA Student Conduct Code have been developed to create and maintain a safe, supportive, and inclusive campus community that engages students in order to foster their academic success, personal growth, and responsible citizenship. Students are considered to be maturing adults, capable of making their own decisions as well as accepting the consequences for those decisions. The student conduct process has been established to respond to incidents involving allegations of inappropriate behavior within the community.
The University of California Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment and University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students have been incorporated into the UCLA Student Conduct Code either by adapting or inserting verbatim the language of those policies. Students may contact the Office of the Dean of Students or Student Legal Services for advice concerning these policies.