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The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State Laws and University Policies, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth), disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.
Inquiries regarding the University's student-related nondiscrimination policies may be directed to the UCLA Campus Counsel, 3149 Murphy Hall, Box 951405, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405, (310) 825-4042. Speech- and hearing-impaired persons may call TTY (310) 206-6083.
Inquiries regarding nondiscrimination on the basis of disability covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 may be directed to Monroe Gorden, ADA and 504 Compliance, A239 Murphy Hall, UCLA, Box 951405, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1405, voice (310) 825-7906, TTY (310) 206-3349; http://www.saonet.ucla.edu/ada&504/default.html.
Students may complain of any action which they believe discriminates against them on the ground of race, color, national origin, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age and may contact the Office of the Dean of Students, 1206 Murphy Hall, and/or refer to Section 111.00 of the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (available in 1206 Murphy Hall or at http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/coordrev/ucpolicies/aos/toc.html) for further information and procedures.
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 of UCLA's policies and regulations parallel federal, state, and local laws, UCLA's standards may be set higher. The University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (UC Policies) have been incorporated into the UCLA Student Conduct Code either by adapting or inserting verbatim the language of the policies. The complete University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students is available at http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/coordrev/ucpolicies/aos/toc.html. Students may contact the Office of the Dean of Students, Office of Ombuds Services, or Student Legal Services for advice concerning these policies.
The University has jurisdiction over student conduct that occurs on University property, or in connection with official University functions whether on or off University property. Although the University will not routinely invoke its disciplinary processes over student conduct that occurs off campus except in connection with an official University function, the University has discretion to exercise jurisdiction over conduct that occurs off campus and that would violate student conduct and discipline policies or regulations if the conduct had occurred on campus when (1) the alleged misconduct indicates the student poses a threat to the safety or security of any member(s) of the University community or (2) the alleged misconduct involves academic work or the forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, key, electronic device, or identification.
a. Physical abuse, including but not limited to sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sex offenses, and other physical assault; threats of violence; or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person;
d. Participation in hazing or any method of initiation or preinitiation into a campus organization or other activity engaged in by the organization or members of the organization at any time that causes, or is likely to cause, physical injury or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in psychological harm to any student or other person.
In determining whether or not to exercise off-campus jurisdiction in cases under alternative A.1 above, the University will consider the seriousness of the alleged misconduct; whether the alleged victim is a member of the campus community; the ability of the University to gather information, including the testimony of witnesses; or whether the off-campus conduct is part of a series of actions that occurred both on and off campus.
This section is intended only to provide guidance for the exercise of discretion by the University in invoking its jurisdiction over conduct that occurs off campus. It may not be relied upon by any student charged under this section to create any rights, substantive or procedural, or as a basis for a challenge to the exercise of the University's jurisdiction.
Students may be disciplined for violations or attempted violations (including aiding, abetting, or participating in the planning of an act that would be in violation of the UCLA Code, whether or not the individual who carries out that act is a student). Violations include the following types of misconduct:
102.01: Academic Dishonesty. All forms of academic misconduct, including but not limited to cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, multiple submissions, or facilitating academic misconduct. For the purposes of the UCLA Code, the following definitions apply:
102.01a: Cheating. Cheating includes, but is not limited to, the use of unauthorized materials, information, or study aids in any academic exercise or the failure to observe the expressed procedures or instructions of an academic exercise (e.g., examination instructions regarding alternate seating or conversation during an examination).
102.01c: Plagiarism. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, the use of another's words or ideas as if they were one's own, including but not limited to representing, either with the intent to deceive or by the omission of the true source, part of or an entire work produced by someone other than the student, obtained by purchase or otherwise, as the student's original work or representing the identifiable but altered ideas, data, or writing of another person as if those ideas, data, or writing were the student's original work.
102.01d: Multiple Submissions. Multiple submissions includes, but is not limited to, the resubmission by a student of any work which has been previously submitted for credit in identical or similar form in one course to fulfill the requirements of a second course, without the informed permission/consent of the instructor of the second course; or the submission by a student of any work submitted for credit in identical or similar form in one course to fulfill the requirements of a concurrent course, without the permission/consent of the instructors of both courses.
102.01e: Facilitating Academic Dishonesty. Facilitating academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, knowingly helping another student commit an act of academic misconduct (e.g., cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, multiple submissions).
102.01f: Coercion Regarding Grading or Evaluation of Coursework. Threatening personal or professional repercussions or discipline against an instructor to coerce the instructor to change a grade or otherwise evaluate the student's work by criteria not directly reflective of coursework.
102.02: Other Forms of Dishonesty. Other forms of dishonesty, including but not limited to fabricating information or knowingly furnishing false information or reporting a false emergency to the University.
102.04: Theft. Theft of, conversion of, misappropriation of, or damage to or destruction of any property of the University or property of others while on University premises or at official University functions; or possession of any property when the student had knowledge or reasonably should have had knowledge that it was stolen.
102.05: Computers. Theft or abuse of University computers and other University electronic resources such as computer and electronic communications facilities, systems, and services. Abuses include, but are not limited to, unauthorized entry, use, transfer, or tampering with the communications of others; interference with the work of others and with the operation of computer and electronic communications facilities, systems, and services; and violations of copyright laws, whether by theft, unauthorized sharing, or other misuse of copyrighted materials such as songs, movies, software, photos, or text. Violation of the UCLA E-Mail Policy and Guidelines (available at http://www.adminvc.ucla.edu/appm/public/455.htm), of the University of California Electronic Communications Policy (available at http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/policies/ec/), or of any other University acceptable or allowable use policy is also considered a violation of Section 102.05.
102.06: Unauthorized Use of University Resources or Name. Unauthorized entry to, possession of, receipt of, or use of any University services, equipment, resources, or properties, including the University's name, insignia, or seal.
102.07a: University Housing. Violation of policies, regulations, or rules governing University-owned, -operated, or -leased housing facilities or other housing facilities located on University property.
102.08: Physical Abuse. Physical abuse includes physical assault, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, sex offenses; threats of violence; or other conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person.
Sexual Assault occurs when a person knowingly causes another person to engage in a sexual act by (a) physical force, violence, threat, intimidation, and/or coercion; (b) ignoring the objections of the other person; (c) causing the other's intoxication or impairment through the use of drugs or alcohol; or (d) taking advantage of the other person's incapacitation, state of intimidation, helplessness, or other inability to consent. Situations involving physical force, violence, threat, intimidation, and/or coercion fall under the definition of Sexual Assault.
Sexual Misconduct occurs when a person, having failed to take appropriate steps to gain effective consent, engages in a sexual act with another under the unreasonable belief that effective consent had been obtained. Sex offenses include, but are not limited to, sexual assault upon a child, incest, and consensual sex with an individual under the age of consent (18 years of age in California). NOTE: For the purpose of this regulation, the following apply:
2. 'Sexual act' referenced in the terms above includes, but is not limited to, sexual intercourse, sodomy, oral-genital contact, or sexual penetration with a foreign object (including a finger), the touching of a person's intimate parts (defined as genitalia, groin, breast, or buttocks, or clothing covering them), or compelling a person to touch his or her own or another person's intimate parts without effective consent
102.09: Sexual Harassment. Sexual harassment, as defined in the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (Section 160.00), reads in part: Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to or rejection of this conduct explicitly or implicitly affects a person's employment or education, unreasonably interferes with a person's work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment. In the interest of preventing sexual harassment, the University will respond to reports of any such conduct.
Refer to the Policy on Sexual Harassment and Complaint Resolution Procedures (section 160.00) for the entire definition. The Policy on Sexual Harassment and Complaint Resolution Procedures is incorporated into the Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline.
102.10: Stalking. Stalking behavior in which a student repeatedly engages in a course of conduct directed at another person and makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her family; where the threat is reasonably determined by the University to seriously alarm, torment, or terrorize the person; and where the threat is additionally determined by the University to serve no legitimate purpose.
a. Is the use, display, or other demonstration of words, gestures, imagery, or physical materials, or the engagement in any form of bodily conduct, on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, alienage, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability that has the effect of creating a hostile and intimidating environment sufficiently severe or pervasive to substantially impair a reasonable person's participation in University programs or activities, or use of University facilities;
NOTE: The Office of the President has issued the following guidelines on interpretation and application of this section (102.11: Harassment): "Prior to applying this provision of policy to any student conduct, the Office of General Counsel will be consulted regarding its proper interpretation and application in light of the specific circumstances."
102.12: Hazing. Participation in hazing or any method of initiation or preinitiation into a campus organization or other activity engaged in by the organization or members of the organization at any time that causes, or is likely to cause, physical injury or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in psychological harm to any student or other person.
102.16: Failure to Comply. Failure to identify oneself to, or comply with directions of, a University official or other public official acting in the performance of his or her duties while on University property or at official University functions, or resisting or obstructing such University or other public officials in the performance of or the attempt to perform their duties.
102.17: Controlled Substances. Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of controlled substances, identified in Federal and State laws or regulations.
102.18: Alcohol. Manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of alcohol which is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by, or not in compliance with, University policy or campus regulations.
102.20: Weapons. Except as expressly permitted by law, possession, use, storage, or manufacture of a firearm or other weapon capable of causing bodily injury. Except as expressly permitted by University policy, possession, use, storage, or manufacture of replicas of firearms or other weapons.
102.22: Violation of Interim or Emergency Suspension Conditions. Violation of the conditions contained in a written Notice of Interim or Emergency Suspension issued pursuant to Section IV of the UCLA Code.
102.23: Unauthorized Use or Sale of University Materials. Except as provided herein, no student shall give, sell, or otherwise distribute to others or publish any recording made during any course presentation without the written consent of the University and the instructor/presenter. This policy is applicable to any recording in any medium, including handwritten or typed notes.
Any distribution of a recording of a course presentation at UCLA that captures the actual sounds and/or images of that course presentation, in any medium, must consider not only the rights of the instructor and the University, but also those of other parties. Examples include the privacy rights of students enrolled in the course, the rights of guest lecturers, and the copyright interests in materials authored by others that are displayed or presented during the course presentation. In addition to the consent of the University and the instructor/presenter, it may be necessary to secure permission from these other parties before any recording, distribution, publication, or communication is legally permitted.
102.23a: Selling Course Notes. Selling, preparing, or distributing for any commercial purpose course lecture notes or video or audio recordings of any course unless authorized by the University in advance and explicitly permitted by the course instructor in writing. The unauthorized sale or commercial distribution of course notes or recordings by a student is a violation of the UCLA Code whether or not it was the student or someone else who prepared the notes or recordings. This policy is applicable to any recording in any medium, including handwritten or typed notes.
102.23b: Copying Course Notes. Copying for any commercial purpose handouts, readers, or other course materials provided by an instructor as part of a University of California course unless authorized by the University in advance and explicitly permitted by the course instructor or the copyright holder in writing (if the instructor is not the copyright holder). Students currently enrolled in a course may provide a copy of their own notes or recordings to other currently enrolled students for noncommercial purposes reasonably arising from participation in the course, including individual or group study.
UCLA does not tolerate sexual assault or sexual misconduct. Where there is probable cause to believe a student has committed a sexual assault or has engaged in sexual misconduct, disciplinary action will be pursued. Sanctions may include dismissal from the University.
2. Get medical attention. Campus police will provide transportation to the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room for emergency medical treatment and evidence collection. A counselor from the Rape Treatment Center will be available at that time, free of charge
1. Contact a Rape Services Consultant (RSC) at the Center for Women and Men. RSCs have expertise in working with people who have been sexually assaulted. They can discuss options and alternatives, help identify the most appropriate support services, and provide information about medical care, psychological counseling, academic assistance, legal options, how to file a police report, and how to file a complaint through the Office of the Dean of Students. RSCs are available to assist any UCLA student regardless of where or when the assault occurred. For assistance, contact the Center for Women and Men at (310) 825-3945 or (310) 206-8240 or go to B44 Student Activities Center and ask to speak to an RSC.
2. Contact the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center (310-319-4000) for free emergency medical treatment and counseling services. See http://www.911rape.org.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community where all persons who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free from all forms of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the University community should be aware that the University is strongly opposed to sexual harassment and that such behavior is prohibited both by law and by University policy. The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and will take appropriate action to prevent, correct and, if necessary, discipline behavior that violates this policy. See http://www.sexualharassment.ucla.edu.
Experience has demonstrated that many complaints of sexual harassment can be effectively resolved through informal intervention. Individuals who experience what they consider to be sexual harassment are advised to confront the alleged offender immediately and firmly.
Additionally, an individual who believes that she or he has been sexually harassed may contact the Sexual Harassment Coordinator in 2241 Murphy Hall or a Sexual Harassment Information Center counselor for help and information regarding sexual harassment complaint resolution or grievance procedures at one of the locations listed below as determined by the complainant's status at the University at the time of the alleged incident:
The University strives to create an environment that fosters the values of mutual respect and tolerance and is free from discrimination based on race, ethnicity, sex, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, and other personal characteristics. Certainly harassment, in its many forms, works against those values and often corrodes a person's sense of worth and interferes with one's ability to participate in University programs or activities. While the University is committed to the free exchange of ideas and the full protection of free expression, the University also recognizes that words can be used in such a way that they no longer express an idea, but rather injure and intimidate, thus undermining the ability of individuals to participate in the University community. The University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (hereafter referred to as Policies; http://www.ucop.edu/ucophome/coordrev/ucpolicies/aos/toc.html) presently prohibit a variety of conduct by students which, in certain contexts, may be regarded as harassment or intimidation.
For example, harassing expression which is accompanied by physical abuse, threats of violence, or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person on University property or in connection with official University functions may subject an offending student to University discipline under the provisions of Section 102.08 of the Policies.
Similarly, harassing conduct, including symbolic expression, which also involves conduct resulting in damage to or destruction of any property of the University or property of others while on University premises may subject a student violator to University discipline under the provisions of Section 102.04 of the Policies.
Further, under specific circumstances described in the Universitywide Student Conduct Harassment Policy (http://www.deanofstudents.ucla.edu), students may be subject to University discipline for misconduct which may consist solely of expression. Copies of this Policy are available in the Office of the Dean of Students, 1206 Murphy Hall, or in any of the Harassment Information Centers listed below:
1. Center for Women and Men, B44 Student Activities Center, (310) 825-3945, http://www.thecenter.ucla.edu
2. Dashew Center for International Students and Scholars, 106 Bradley Hall, (310) 825-1681, http://www.internationalcenter.ucla
3. Office of Fraternity and Sorority Relations, 105 Kerckhoff Hall, (310) 825-6322, http://www.greeklife.ucla.edu
4. Office of Ombuds Services, 105 Strathmore Building, (310) 825-7627, http://www.ombuds.ucla.edu
5. Office of Residential Life, Residential Life Building, 370 De Neve Drive, (310) 825-3401, http://www.orl.ucla.edu
6. Student Psychological Services, Wooden Center West, (310) 825-0768, http://www.sps.ucla.edu
One of the necessary measures in our efforts to assure an atmosphere of civility and mutual respect is the establishment of procedures which provide effective informal and formal mechanisms for those who believe that they have been victims of any of the above misconduct.
Many incidents of harassment and intimidation can be effectively resolved through informal means. For example, an individual may wish to confront the alleged offender immediately and firmly. An individual who chooses not to confront the alleged offender and who wishes help, advice, or information is urged to contact any of the Harassment Information Centers listed immediately above.
In addition to providing support for those who believe they have been victims of harassment, Harassment Information Centers offer persons the opportunity to learn about the phenomena of harassment and intimidation; to understand the formal and informal mechanisms by which misunderstandings may be corrected and, when appropriate, student perpetrators may be disciplined; and to consider which of the available options is the most useful for the particular circumstances.
With regard to the Universitywide Student Conduct Harassment Policy, complainants should be aware that not all conduct which is offensive may be regarded as a violation of this Policy and may, in fact, be protected expression. Thus, the application of formal institutional discipline to such protected expression may not be legally permissible. Nevertheless, the University is committed to reviewing any complaint of harassing or intimidating conduct by a student and intervening on behalf of the complainant to the extent possible.
The entire Faculty Code of Conduct can be found in the UCLA Faculty Handbook (copies are available in the Academic Personnel Office, 3109 Murphy Hall, and at http://www.apo.ucla.edu/facultyhandbook/9.htm). Part IIA of the Faculty Code of Conduct outlines faculty obligations to students and reads as follows:
Ethical Principles: 'As teachers, the professors encourage the free pursuit of learning of their students. They hold before them the best scholarly standards of their discipline. Professors demonstrate respect for students as individuals and adhere to their proper roles as intellectual guides and counselors. Professors make every reasonable effort to foster honest academic conduct and to assure that their evaluations of students reflect each student's true merit. They respect the confidential nature of the relationship between professor and student. They avoid any exploitation, harassment, or discriminatory treatment of students. They acknowledge significant academic and scholarly assistance from them. They protect their academic freedom.' (from 1966 AAUP statement, revised 1987)
Failure to meet the responsibilities of instruction, including (1) arbitrary denial of access to instruction, (2) significant intrusion of material unrelated to the course, (3) significant failure to adhere, without legitimate reason, to the rules of the faculty in the conduct of courses, to meet class, to keep office hours, or to hold examinations as scheduled, (4) evaluation of student work by criteria not directly reflective of course performance, (5) undue and unexcused delay in evaluating student work.
Discrimination, including harassment, against a student on political grounds or for reasons of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition, status as a covered veteran or, within the limits imposed by law or University regulations, because of age or citizenship or for other arbitrary or personal reasons.
Entering into a romantic or sexual relationship with any student for whom a faculty member has, or should reasonably expect to have in the future, academic responsibility (instructional, evaluative, or supervisory).
If a student has reason to believe that a faculty member has violated the Faculty Code of Conduct and that formal discipline may be warranted, the alleged violator should be reported to the chair of the department and to the dean of the division or school with a request that a charge be filed with the Academic Senate Charges Committee. If the dean, in consultation with the vice chancellor of Academic Personnel, determines that there are not sufficient grounds for the administration to file a charge, the student may, after discussing the matter with the Office of Ombuds Services and a member of the Academic Senate Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures Committee, file such a charge in person if the student continues to feel it is warranted.
Students who have not been living in California with intent to make it their permanent home for more than one year immediately before the residence determination date for each term in which they propose to attend the University must pay a nonresident tuition fee in addition to all other fees. The residence determination date is the day instruction begins at the last of the University of California campuses to open for the quarter, and for schools on the semester system, the day instruction begins for the semester.
The rules regarding residence for tuition purposes at the University of California are governed by the California Education Code and implemented by Standing Order 110.2 of The Regents of the University of California (http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/regents/bylaws/so1102.html). Under these rules adult citizens and certain classes of aliens can establish residence for tuition purposes. There are particular rules that apply to the residence classification of minors (see below).
Persons who are adult students (at least 18 years of age) may establish residence for tuition purposes in California if (1) they are U.S. citizens, (2) they are permanent residents or other immigrants, or (3) they are nonimmigrants who are not precluded from establishing a domicile in the U.S.
Nonimmigrants who are not precluded from establishing domicile in the U.S. include those who hold valid visas of the following types: A, E, G, H-1, H-4, I, K, L, O-1, O-3, R, or V. To establish residence students must be physically present in California for more than one year, and they must have come here with the intent to make California their home as opposed to coming to this state to go to school. Physical presence within the state solely for educational purposes does not constitute the establishment of California residence, regardless of the length of stay. Students must demonstrate their intention to make California their home by severing their residential ties with their former state of residence and establishing those ties with California. If these steps are delayed, the one-year durational period is extended until students have demonstrated both presence and intent for one full year. If their parents are not California residents, students are required to be financially independent in order to be a resident for tuition purposes. Their residence cannot be derived from their spouse, registered domestic partner, or their parents.
Students are considered financially independent if one or more of the following apply: (1) they are at least 24 years of age by December 31 of the calendar year for which they are requesting residence classification; (2) they are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces; (3) they are a ward of the court or both parents are deceased; (4) they have legal dependents other than a spouse; (5) they are married, have a registered domestic partner, or are a graduate student or a professional student, and they were not claimed as an income tax deduction by their parents or any other individual for the tax year immediately preceding the term for which they are requesting resident classification; or (6) they are a single undergraduate student and they were not claimed as an income tax deduction by their parents or any other individual for the two tax years immediately preceding the term for which they are requesting resident classification, and they can demonstrate self-sufficiency for those years and the current year.
Note: Financial dependence is not a factor in determining residence status for graduate student instructors, graduate student teaching assistants, research assistants, junior specialists, postgraduate researchers, graduate student researchers, and teaching associates who are employed 49 percent or more of full time or awarded the equivalent in University-administered funds (e.g., grants, stipends, fellowships) in the term for which classification is sought.
Indications of students' intent to make California their permanent residence can include the following: (1) registering to vote and voting in California elections, (2) designating California as their permanent address on all school and employment records, including military records if they are in the military service, (3) obtaining a California driver's license or, if they do not drive, a California Identification Card, (4) obtaining California vehicle registration, (5) paying California income taxes as a resident, including taxes on income earned outside California from the date they establish residence, (6) establishing a California residence in which they keep their personal belongings, and (7) licensing for professional practice in California.
The absence of these indicia in other states during any period for which students claim residence can also serve as an indication of their intent. Documentary evidence is required, and all relevant indications are considered in determining the classification. Intent is questioned if students return to their prior state of residence when the University is not in session.
If students are unmarried minors (under age 18), the residence of the parent with whom they live is considered to be their residence. If they have a parent living, they cannot change their residence by their own act, by the appointment of a legal guardian, or by the relinquishment of their parent's right of control. If students live with neither parent, their residence is that of the parent with whom they last lived. Unless they are minor aliens present in the U.S. under the terms of a nonimmigrant visa that precludes them from establishing a domicile in the U.S., students may establish their own residence when both their parents are deceased and a legal guardian has not been appointed. If they derive California residence from a parent, that parent must satisfy the one-year durational residence requirement.
Minor U.S. citizens or eligible aliens may be able to derive California resident status from a California resident parent if they move to California to live with that parent on or before their 18th birthday. If they begin residing with their California parent after their 18th birthday, they are treated like any other adult student coming to California to establish residence.
Students may be entitled to resident status if they are minor U.S. citizens or eligible aliens whose parent(s) was a resident of California who left the state within one year of the residence determination date if (1) they remained in California after their parent(s) departed, (2) they enroll in a California public postsecondary institution within one year of their parent(s) departure, and (3) once enrolled, they maintain continuous attendance in that institution. Financial independence is not required in this case.
Minor students may be entitled to resident classification if, immediately prior to enrolling in a postsecondary institution, they have been living with and been under the continuous direct care and control of an adult or adults other than a parent for a period of no less than two years. The adult or adults having control must have been residents of California during the one year immediately prior to the residence determination date. The classification continues until students have attained the age of majority and have lived in the state the minimum time necessary to become a resident, so long as continuous full-time attendance is maintained at a postsecondary institution.
If students are U.S. citizens or eligible aliens and are minors who can prove that they lived in California for the entire year immediately before the residence determination date, that they have been self-supporting for that year, and that they intend to make California their permanent home, they may be eligible for resident status.
Members of the U.S. military may be exempt from the nonresident tuition fee unless their assignment to California is for the purpose of attending a state-supported institution of higher education. Graduate and professional students are eligible for this exemption until they have resided in California the minimum time necessary to become a resident (366 days). They must provide the residence deputy on campus with a statement from their commanding officer or personnel officer stating that their assignment to active duty in California is not for educational purposes. The letter must include the dates of their assignment to the state.
Students are exempt from payment of the nonresident tuition fee if they are a spouse, registered domestic partner, or natural or adopted child or stepchild who is a dependent of a member of the U.S. military stationed in California on active duty. Graduate and professional students are eligible for the exemption only until they have resided in the state the minimum time necessary to become a resident (366 days). Students must petition for a waiver of the nonresident tuition fee each term they are eligible. If they are enrolled in an educational institution and the member of the military is transferred on military orders to a place outside California where he or she continues to serve in the Armed Forces, or the member of the military retires from active duty immediately after having served in California on active duty, they may retain this exemption under conditions listed above.
To the extent funds are available, if students are an unmarried dependent child under age 21, spouse, or registered domestic partner of a member of the University faculty who is a member of the Academic Senate, they may be eligible for a waiver of the nonresident tuition fee. Confirmation of the faculty member's membership on the Academic Senate must be secured each term this waiver is granted.
Students may be entitled to resident classification if they are an unmarried dependent child, spouse, or registered domestic partner of a full-time University employee whose assignment is outside California (e.g., Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory). Their parent's, spouse's, or registered domestic partner's employment status with the University must be ascertained each term.
Child, Spouse, or Registered Domestic Partner of Deceased Public Law Enforcement or Fire Suppression Employee
Students may be entitled to a waiver of the nonresident tuition fee if they are the child, spouse, or registered domestic partner of a deceased public law enforcement or fire suppression employee who was a California resident at the time of his or her death and who was killed in the course of fire suppression or law enforcement duties.
If students have not been an adult resident of California for more than one year and are the natural or adopted dependent child of a California resident who has been a resident for more than one year immediately prior to the residence determination date, they may be entitled to a waiver of the nonresident tuition fee until they have resided in California the minimum time necessary to become a resident, so long as continuous attendance is maintained at an institution.
Students holding a valid credential authorizing service in the public schools of the State of California who are employed by a school district in a full-time certificate position may be exempt from the nonresident tuition fee.
Any amateur student athletes in training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista may be exempt from the nonresident tuition fee until they have resided in California the minimum time necessary to become a resident.
Students who attended high school in California for three or more years (9th grade included) and graduated from a California high school (or attained the equivalent) may be exempt from the nonresident tuition fee. They are not eligible for the exemption if they are a nonimmigrant alien.
Undergraduate students who are recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor or who are the children of a recipient may be exempt from the nonresident tuition fee. Recipients must be California residents, and students must be under age 28. Students' annual income must not exceed the national poverty level. If the recipient was a parent who died, the parent must have been a California resident at the time of death.
If persons are nonresident students who are in the process of establishing a residence for tuition purposes and they return to their former home during noninstructional periods, their presence in the state is presumed to be solely for educational purposes and only convincing evidence to the contrary rebuts this presumption. Students who are in the state solely for educational purposes are NOT classified as residents for tuition purposes regardless of the length of their stay.
If persons are students who have been classified as residents for tuition purposes and they leave the state temporarily, their absence could result in the loss of their California residence. The burden is on students (or their parents if they are minors) to verify that they did nothing inconsistent with their claim of a continuing California residence during their absence. Steps that students (or their parents) should take to retain a California residence include the following:
2. Continue to satisfy California tax obligations. If students are claiming California residence, they are liable for payment of income taxes on their total income from the date they establish their residence in the state, including income earned in another state or country.
4. Maintain a California driver's license and vehicle registration. If it is necessary to change the driver's license or vehicle registration, students must change them back within the time prescribed by law.
Students may obtain a petition at 1113 Murphy Hall or at http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/forms/residenceclass.pdf for a change of classification from nonresident to resident status. All changes of status must be initiated at least three weeks in advance of the fee payment deadline for the applicable term.
Students who were incorrectly classified as residents are subject to nonresident classification and to payment of all nonresident tuition fees not paid. If they concealed information or furnished false information and were classified incorrectly as a result, they are also subject to University discipline. Resident students who become nonresidents must immediately notify the residence deputy.
Inquiries regarding residence requirements, determination, and/or recognized exceptions should be directed to the Residence Deputy, UCLA Office of the Registrar, 1113 Murphy Hall, Box 951429, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1429 (310-825-3447; http://www.registrar.ucla.edu/faq/residencefaq.htm) or to the Senior Paralegal--Residence Matters, 1111 Franklin Street, 8th Floor, Oakland, CA 94607-5200. NO OTHER UNIVERSITY PERSONNEL ARE AUTHORIZED TO SUPPLY INFORMATION RELATIVE TO RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR TUITION PURPOSES.
Students are cautioned that this summary is NOT a complete explanation of the law regarding residence. Note that changes may be made in the residence requirements between the publication of this statement and the relevant residence determination date. Any student, following a final decision on residence classification by the residence deputy, may appeal in writing to the senior paralegal within 30 days of notification of the residence deputy's final decision.
All of the information requested on the Statement of Legal Residence form is required (by the authority of Standing Order 110.2 (a)-(d) of The Regents of the University of California) for determining whether or not students are legal residents for tuition purposes. Registration cannot be processed without this information. The Registrar's Office on campus maintains the requested information. Students have the right to inspect University records containing the residence information requested on the form.
Federal regulations require UCLA to establish, publish, and apply standards of satisfactory academic progress for financial aid eligibility. Students who fail to meet minimum progress standards become ineligible to receive financial aid until they are in compliance with the standards. If, during any term, students expect they cannot meet the satisfactory academic progress requirements listed below, they should contact the Financial Aid Office immediately for further advising. See the Guide to Satisfactory Academic Progress at http://www.fao.ucla.edu/publications.html.
This standard is enforced by the Financial Aid Office on the basis of the number of units (including remedial courses) successfully completed within any given number of terms, including summer. It may differ from the College/school requirement.
All students receiving aid as full-time students must be enrolled in at least 12 units in order to obtain funds. To be eligible for financial aid as full-time students, they must successfully complete at least 24 units in their first academic year at UCLA to maintain satisfactory academic progress. Thereafter, students must successfully complete 55 units by the end of the sixth term, 86 units by the end of the ninth term, 117 units by the end of the twelfth term, 148 units by the end of the fifteenth term, and 180 units by the end of the eighteenth term.
The measurement of progress occurs at the end of each Winter Quarter. The schedule above is adjusted appropriately for students ending an academic year with a different number of terms completed than is listed above. If students enter UCLA in advanced standing, the number of terms for which they are eligible for aid is reduced proportionally to the number of transfer units credited to their record. For example, students who are credited with 90 transfer units would have only 12 terms of financial aid eligibility as an undergraduate at UCLA.
If persons are continuing students at UCLA at the time they apply for financial aid, their progress is measured by the satisfactory academic progress chart to determine their eligibility (i.e., they must have successfully completed 55 units if they attended UCLA for six terms). They would then have only 12 terms of financial aid eligibility.
Progress for students approved for part-time enrollment by the Registrar's Office is measured by a modified schedule. Part-time students should inform the Financial Aid Office of their enrollment arrangements so their aid can be adjusted accordingly.
To successfully complete units, students must receive a grade of A, B, C, D, or P (S for graduate students) in a course. Grades of F, I, NP (U for graduate students), NR (No Report), and DR (Deferred Report) do not earn completed units. An I or DR grade that is replaced with a passing grade does earn units.
Withdrawal after the first day of classes during a term counts as a term attended when determining overall term and unit count eligibility, unless students do not attend any classes for the given term and receive a 100 percent refund of all fees. Cancellation of registration on or before the first day of classes does not count as a term attended when determining term or unit count eligibility. Administrative cancellation does not count toward the overall term or unit count eligibility.
The Financial Aid Office monitors satisfactory academic progress annually after Winter Quarter grades are recorded. Progress is measured according to the number of terms students have attended and the number of units they have successfully completed.
Financial aid eligibility is reinstated for the term following the term in which students reestablish compliance with the units-per-term schedule. For example, if they successfully complete 16 units in Fall Quarter and therefore make up the deficiency, they become eligible for financial aid in Winter Quarter. Financial aid is then awarded on the basis of their need and the availability of funds.
Students who fail to meet the satisfactory academic progress standards because of debilitating illness, prolonged hospitalization, death in the immediate family, or other such mitigating circumstances may appeal their disqualification.
To appeal, students should submit a letter and supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office explaining the circumstances and how they affected their ability to meet the requirements. The satisfactory academic progress appeal coordinator evaluates the request based on the rationale and evidence provided.
Students must successfully complete at least 8 units per term of enrollment to be eligible for financial aid as full-time students. Approved study loads of less than 8 units result in proportionally reduced aid for that term and are charged against the maximum period of eligibility at the appropriate proportional rate.
If students fail to meet the qualitative and quantitative requirements, their financial aid is discontinued until the deficiencies are made up. Appeals are reviewed by their academic department, the dean of the Graduate Division, and/or the Financial Aid satisfactory academic progress appeal coordinator.
The degree program to which students are admitted determines the maximum number of terms for which they can receive need-based financial aid. Terms for which no need-based aid is received are considered when determining the remaining number of terms of financial aid eligibility.
Students who are in a Master of Fine Arts program are eligible to apply for aid for the first 12 terms of enrollment. If students are in an M.A. or M.S. program, a doctoral program, or a combination master's/doctoral program, their eligibility expires after 27 terms of enrollment. Students who change their program may be accommodated through an extension of terms of eligibility. The extension should be secured at the time the program change is made.
The instructor in charge of a course is responsible for determining the grade of each student in the course. The standards for evaluating student performance are based on the course description as approved by the appropriate course committee.
The final grade in the course is based on the instructor's evaluation of the student's achievement in the course. When on an examination or other work submitted by a student, the student is suspected of having engaged in plagiarism or otherwise having cheated, the suspected infraction is to be reported to the appropriate administrative officer of the University for consideration of disciplinary proceedings against the student. Until such proceedings, if any, have been completed, the grade DR (Deferred Report) is assigned for that course. If in such disciplinary proceedings it is determined that the student did engage in plagiarism or otherwise cheat, the administrative officer, in addition to imposing discipline, reports back to the instructor of the course involved, the nature of the plagiarism or cheating. In light of that report, the instructor may replace the grade DR with a final grade that reflects an evaluation of that which may fairly be designated as the student's own achievement in the course as distinguished from any achievement that resulted from plagiarism or cheating.
If the student believes that the instructor has violated the Faculty Code of Conduct by assigning the grade on any basis other than academic grounds, the matter should first be taken up with the instructor. If the matter is not resolved, the student may go for counsel to the Office of Ombuds Services or may follow the procedures for the formal filing of charges (see Faculty Code of Conduct earlier in the Appendix). If a charge is sustained by the Academic Senate Committees on Charges and on Privilege and Tenure, an ad hoc committee is appointed within two weeks to review the disputed grade, and any warranted change is made within four weeks.
All grades, except DR, I, and IP, are final when filed by the instructor in the end-of-term course report. However, the Registrar's Office is authorized to change a final grade (1) on written request of an instructor, provided that a clerical or procedural error is the reason for the change or (2) on written request of the chair of the UCLA Academic Senate in cases where it has been determined by the Committee on Privilege and Tenure that an instructor has assigned a grade on any basis other than academic grounds. No change of grade may be made on the basis of reexamination or, with the exception of the I and IP grades, the completion of additional work. Any grade change request made more than one year after the original filing must be validated for authenticity of the instructor's signature by the department chair. Any grade change request made by an instructor who has left the University must be countersigned by the department chair. No grade change may be made once a student has graduated. All grade changes are recorded on the transcript.
In compliance with Section 92640(a) of the California Education Code, the University must accommodate requests for alternate examination dates for any test or examination at a time when that activity would not violate a student's religious creed. This requirement does not apply in the event that administering the test or examination at an alternate time would impose an undue hardship which could not reasonably be avoided. Accommodation for alternate examination dates are worked out directly and on an individual basis between the student and the faculty member involved.
In general, students should make such requests of the instructor during the first two weeks of any given academic term, or as soon as possible after a particular examination date is announced by the instructor.
Students unable to reach a satisfactory arrangement with their instructor should contact the Office of Ombuds Services, 105 Strathmore Building, or the Office of the Dean of Students, 1206 Murphy Hall, for assistance.
Instructors who have questions or who wish to verify the nature of the religious event or practice involved should contact the Office of Ombuds Services or the Office of the Dean of Students for assistance.
The instructor in charge of an undergraduate course is responsible for assigning the final grade in the course. The final grade shall reflect the student's achievement in the course and shall be based on adequate evaluation of that achievement. The instructor's method of evaluation must be announced at the beginning of the course. The methods may include a final written examination, a term paper, a final oral examination, a take-home examination, or other evaluation device. Evaluation methods must be of reasonable duration and difficulty and must be in accord with applicable departmental policies. Final written examinations may not exceed three hours' duration and are given only at the times and places established and published by the department chair and the Registrar's Office.
At the end of the term in which a student is expected to be graduated, a student's major department may examine him or her in the field of the major, may excuse the student from final examinations in courses offered by the department during that term and, with the approval of the Undergraduate Council, assign a credit value to such general examination.
An instructor shall, if he or she wishes, release to individual students their original final examinations (or copies). This may be done by any method that insures the students' right to privacy. Otherwise, the instructor shall retain final examination materials, or a copy thereof, until the end of the next succeeding regular term of instruction, during which period students shall have access to their examinations.
Pursuant to the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the California Information Practices Act, and the University of California Policies Applying to the Disclosure of Information from Student Records, students at UCLA have the right to (1) inspect and review records pertaining to themselves in their capacity as students, except as the right may be waived or qualified under Federal and State Laws and University Policies, (2) have withheld from disclosure, absent their prior consent for release, personally identifiable information from their student records, except as provided by Federal and State Laws and University Policies, (3) inspect records maintained by UCLA of disclosures of personally identifiable information from their student records, (4) seek correction of their student records through a request to amend the records or, if such request is denied, through a hearing, and (5) file complaints with the U.S. Department of Education regarding alleged violations of the rights accorded them by FERPA.
UCLA, in accordance with Federal and State Laws and University Policies, has designated the following categories of personally identifiable information as 'directory information' which UCLA may release and publish without the student's prior consent: name, address (local/mailing, permanent, and/or e-mail), telephone numbers, major field of study, dates of attendance, enrollment status, grade level, number of course units in which enrolled, degrees and honors received, the most recent previous educational institution attended, participation in officially recognized activities (including intercollegiate athletics), and the name, weight, and height of participants on intercollegiate athletic teams.
Students who do not wish certain items (i.e., name, local/mailing, permanent, and/or e-mail address, telephone numbers, major field of study, dates of attendance, number of course units in which enrolled, and degrees and honors received) of this "directory information" released and published may so indicate through URSA (http://www.ursa.ucla.edu). To restrict the release and publication of the additional items in the category of "directory information," complete the UCLA FERPA Restriction Request form available from Enrollment and Degree Services, 1113 Murphy Hall.
Student records which are the subject of Federal and State Laws and University Policies may be maintained in a variety of offices, including the Registrar's Office, Office of the Dean of Students, UCLA Career Center, Graduate Division, UCLA External Affairs Department, and the offices of a student's College or school and major department. Students are referred to the UCLA Telephone Directory (http://www.directory.ucla.edu) which lists all the offices that may maintain student records, together with their campus address and telephone number. Students have the right to inspect their student records in any such office subject to the terms of Federal and State Laws and University Policies. Inspection of student records maintained by the Registrar's Office is by appointment only and must be arranged three working days in advance. Call (310) 825-3801 or inquire at Academic Record Services, 1134 Murphy Hall.
A copy of the Federal and State Laws, University Policies, and the UCLA Telephone Directory may be inspected in the office of the Information Practices Coordinator, 600 UCLA Wilshire Center. Information concerning students' hearing rights may be obtained from that office and from the Office of the Dean of Students, 1206 Murphy Hall.
Retention and graduation rates are higher than ever before at UCLA and among the highest for public universities anywhere in the country. Over the past three years, 97 percent of all students entering from high school and 95 percent of all students entering as transfers were still enrolled at UCLA one year later.
Over the past three years, the four-year, five-year, and six-year graduation rates for students entering from high school averaged 65, 87, and 89 percent respectively. Final graduation rates above 90 percent have been observed and projected for all freshmen cohorts entering UCLA since Fall Quarter 2000.
Over the past three years, the two-year, three-year, and four-year graduation rates for entering transfer students have averaged 57, 85, and 89 percent respectively. Final graduation rates above 90 percent have been observed and projected for all transfer cohorts entering UCLA since Fall Quarter 2000.
Time to degree for UCLA undergraduates has declined significantly over the past decade. In 2006-07 approximately 4,025 baccalaureate degrees were awarded to students who entered directly from high school. The average number of quarters registered at UCLA was 12.2, down from an average of 13.3 quarters for similar graduates in 1996-97. Among recent graduates, 74 percent were registered for 12 quarters or less (i.e., four years or less), 84 percent for 13 quarters or less, 90 percent for 14 quarters or less, and 98 percent for 15 quarters or less (i.e., five years or less).
In 2006-07 approximately 2,875 baccalaureate degrees were awarded to students who entered as transfers. The average number of quarters registered at UCLA was 6.7, down from an average of 7.8 quarters for similar graduates in 1996-97. Among recent graduates, 65 percent were registered for six quarters or less (i.e., two years or less), 76 percent for seven quarters or less, 83 percent for eight quarters or less, and 95 percent for nine quarters or less (i.e., three years or less).
Additional information is available at http://www.aim.ucla.edu/Statistics/graduation/graduation.asp.
The UCLA Police Department (UCPD), (310) 825-1491, http://www.ucpd.ucla.edu, is temporarily located in the Kinross Building (between Lot 36 and Gayley Avenue). The sworn State of California Police Officers are empowered by the State of California with the authority to enforce all state and local laws. UCLA police officers patrol the campus 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They enforce all applicable local, state, and federal laws, arrest violators, investigate and suppress crime, and provide a full range of police services and community safety programs.
The department is linked by computer to city, state, and federal criminal justice agencies that provide access to information concerning criminal records, wanted persons, stolen property, and vehicle identification. The Detective Bureau handles criminal investigations, and detectives conduct interviews, arrest violators, execute search warrants, and file cases with the Los Angeles District and City Attorney Offices.
UCLA police officers have primary jurisdiction over the UCLA campus, Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Center for the Health Sciences, Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital, and University Apartments South. The City of Los Angeles Police Department does not handle calls for service on campus or on most UCLA properties. All requests for police service should be made to UCPD. All crime occurring on campus, the Center for the Health Sciences, and other UCLA properties should be reported immediately to the department to ensure appropriate action is taken. Crimes occurring off campus should be reported immediately to the local law enforcement agency. UCPD does take reports from students, faculty, and staff for incidents occurring in the Westwood area.
Police, fire, or medical EMERGENCIES can be reported by dialing 911 from any telephone on campus. All telephones (University, private, public) located on University grounds are tied into the 911 emergency system. Emergencies can also be reported by using the blue-hooded or yellow Emergency Reporting Telephones located throughout the campus.
Campus community members are encouraged to program the department number (310-825-1491) into their cell phones. When on campus this number should be used in the event of an emergency to avoid the delay that may occur by the time it takes for the emergency cellular operators to transfer calls to the appropriate jurisdiction.
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, UCLA prepares an annual report describing campus security policy and information concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, crime reporting, and related matters. It also includes three years of crime statistics. Printed copies are available by calling (310) 825-1491. The report can be accessed at http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1000958.
UCPD employs approximately 80 student community service officers (CSOs; http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1000806) who are the additional 'eyes and ears' (trained observers) of the department and act as nonintervention visual deterrents to crime. CSOs wear high-visibility uniforms and carry two-way police radios. They are dispatched by the department's Communications Center and provide a direct link to police, fire, and medical aid. CSOs provide security service to a number of campus buildings, including residence halls and libraries. They are most well-known for the Campus Escort Service and the Evening Van Service. The Campus Escort Service operates every day of the year from dusk to 1 a.m. Individuals requesting the service call the Communications Center at (310) 794-9255; a CSO is then dispatched to walk them safely to their destination. The service is available to UCLA students, staff, faculty, and visitors and operates on campus and in the nearby residential areas. The Evening Van Service provides a safe and convenient mode of transportation around campus at night and is accessible to people with disabilities.
An involved community is one of the best defenses against crime. Therefore, the department is committed to a community policing philosophy and supports a proactive Crime Prevention Unit (http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1001449) that works closely with community members to make UCLA a safer place to work, live, and learn. The unit gives presentations on vehicle and residential security, personal safety, office and equipment security, and rape prevention. Other programs are developed to meet the special needs of the campus community. Brochures and literature on crime prevention and personal safety are available. The Center for Women and Men and the Crime Prevention Unit provide presentations on sexual assault issues. Topics include acquaintance rape education and prevention, personal safety and prevention techniques, recovery from sexual assault, clear communications, pornography, and the continuum of violence and rape in society. The educational programs, tailored to meet the needs of individual audiences, include films, discussion groups, lectures, role-plays, and communication exercises. The Center for Women and Men reaches students through the residence halls, sororities, fraternities, athletic teams, student clubs, and various student functions. Services include crisis intervention and advocacy for victims of sexual assault; short-term counseling and referrals for survivors, their families, and friends; support groups for rape survivors; and self-defense classes and a lending library. The center works closely with the student housing offices and the police department to increase campus safety.
Several programs have been designed to increase the level of crime awareness and campus safety at UCLA. All incidents of criminal activity that pose a potential threat to the campus are brought immediately to the attention of the community through Campus Alert Bulletins (http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1001893). Additionally, those interested in receiving public safety bulletins and news briefs can sign up for the public safety list server at http://lists.ucla.edu/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/campussafety-l.
UCPD provides emergency medical assistance for the campus community through the Emergency Medical Service program, which is staffed by students certified as emergency medical technicians (EMTs). As in all emergencies, call 911 for this service.
Students with alcohol or substance abuse problems create safety and health risks for themselves and others. Such abuses also can result in a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. Therefore, UCLA makes available to every student a variety of alcohol and substance abuse awareness programs that are designed to discourage the use of illicit substances and to educate students on the merits of legal and responsible alcohol consumption. Student Psychological Services (310-825-0768; http://www.sps.ucla.edu) provides counseling and referral assistance to students who are troubled by alcohol or substance abuse problems. The service is completely confidential and free to regularly enrolled students. All information and counseling is treated in accordance with University Policies and State and Federal Laws. Any decision to seek assistance is not used in connection with any academic determination or as a basis for disciplinary proceedings.
UCLA is designated as a drug-free environment, and only under certain conditions is alcohol consumption permitted (none is permitted at athletic events). In keeping with its educational mission, the University assumes the responsibility to better inform the UCLA community about alcohol and substance abuse.
The sale, manufacture, distribution, or possession of any controlled substance without a prescription is illegal under both State and Federal Laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by UCLA police officers. Student violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine, and imprisonment. Refer to the UCLA policies on substance abuse for further information.
The sale, consumption, and distribution of alcohol on the UCLA campus is restricted by the UCLA alcohol policy and California State Law. Organizations or groups violating alcohol or substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by the University.
UCLA is the size of a small city and provides residential housing to approximately 11,000 students. Housing facilities range from apartments designed for students with children to multistudent apartment complexes to high-rise student residence halls. UCPD and student housing staff work hand in hand to create a safe and comfortable living and learning environment.
Campuswide security and safety programs for residents are held throughout the year to increase crime potential awareness and improve campus safety. To keep residents immediately informed of major crime or threats to the campus, Crime Alert Bulletins are posted in residential areas by the housing staff. However, residents must take an active role to ensure their own safety by exercising simple commonsense crime prevention techniques. Because the campus is open 24 hours a day, visitation to residence halls and apartments is not restricted. All residence halls have 24-hour access control on entrance doors, and during the evening hours access control monitors are stationed at each entrance. Police officers and CSOs are also assigned to the residence halls.
UCLA-affiliated organizations that maintain off-campus facilities are under the shared jurisdiction of their local police department and the UCLA Police Department, which provides assistance to students, faculty, and staff and/or referrals to neighboring police departments.
The nature of the studies and research done at UCLA requires many of the campus buildings to be open 24 hours. Because the campus is so large and adjacent to the greater Los Angeles community, individuals with criminal intent are able to access the University grounds. Regardless of the time of day or night and no matter where persons are on campus, they should be alert and aware of their surroundings and exercise good commonsense safety precautions. Anyone parking on campus should remember to lock their vehicles and consider investing in a steering wheel locking device and/or alarm. Take advantage of all of the safety services provided by the University and UCPD. Use the Campus Escort Service when walking at night. Keep room and apartment doors locked at all times. Most important, anyone needing assistance should not hesitate to contact the department.
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