1. Preamble

    In order to carry on its work of teaching, research, and public service, the University has an obligation to maintain conditions under which the work of the University 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 compose the University community. These campus regulations address the rights and responsibilities of members of the University community and provide campus-wide standards for implementing regulations as a means of sustaining this community. Each member of this campus shares the responsibility of maintaining this unique community so that the University’s mission of teaching, research, and public service can be achieved.
  2. Purpose

    The primary purposes of these regulations are:
    1. To promote the effective use of the Santa Barbara campus facilities for educational and related purposes;
    2. To clarify what is meant by “acceptable standards of conduct,” and to enumerate the processes and sanctions that will be employed if a breach of these standards is alleged or determined to have occurred; and
    3. To encourage opportunities for association among students, faculty and staff within the intellectual environment of the University.
  3. Authority

    The Regents of the University of California is a corporation that derives its authority from the California Constitution, Article IX, Section 9, which prescribes its powers of organization and governance. The Campus Regulations Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students are issued under this authority.
  4. University-Wide Policies

    This document represents a revision of a former campus regulations and policy statement, which was last published in November 2001. These campus regulations comply with the policies established by The Regents of the University of California. Copies of the original University-wide policies titled University of California Policies Applying to the Campus Activities, Organizations and Students are available for review at
  5. Distribution of Campus Regulations

    These policies shall be made available to students, faculty and staff on the Web at A hard copy shall be made available at: Associated Students, Graduate Student Association, Residence Halls Association, Office of Judicial Affairs, Office of Student Life, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Apartment Living, and Residential Life.
  6. Revision of Campus Regulations

    1. 1. University of California, Santa Barbara campus regulations shall be reviewed by a committee composed of the following persons:
      Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (or designees, see 2.b (2))
      Office of Student Life Representative
      Office of Judicial Affairs Representative
      Director, Housing and Residential Services
      Associated Students Four Representatives
      Staff Two Representatives
      Residence Halls Association Two Representatives
      Faculty Two Representatives
      Graduate Students Association Two Representatives
      Executive Director, Associated Students
      Members shall be chosen by their respective nominating agencies.

      Ex-officio member

    2. 2. Procedures for Reviewing Campus Regulations
      1. The Chancellor of each campus of the University of California is entrusted with publishing campus regulations in compliance with policies established by The Regents of the University of California. University-wide policies are contained in Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (
      2. The established procedures for the Regulations Review Committee are as follows:
        1. Approximately every four years the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs shall call the committee to review the contents of the Campus Regulations for possible revision; or, the committee may be called to meet if the Vice Chancellor believes there are particular areas in need of immediate attention.
        2. The committee is co-chaired by the Associate Deans of Students, as appropriate for the chapters of the regulations (see chapter 1,G).
        3. The committee will propose areas for revision and consider any revisions suggested by campus community agents. Majority vote is required to accept a proposed revision for discussion. (A quorum is 50% students and 50% faculty/staff).
        4. The committee shall call forth whatever evidence, testimony or other information is necessary for them to make an informed judgment on the proposed revision.
        5. The committee shall take as long as it deems necessary to thoroughly discuss and analyze any proposed revisions to the Campus Regulations.
        6. Any recent University-wide regulations enacted since the last revision of the Campus Regulations will be included in the revised Campus Regulations. The committee may choose to amend the wording of a University-wide regulation for campus application. The committee may also propose a campus regulation that is not included in the University-wide regulations. However, a particular campus regulation may not contradict the intent of a University-wide regulation.
        7. The process for draft review:
          1. The committee shall conduct public campus hearings on the first draft of the proposed revisions to ensure campus constituencies have an opportunity to express their opinions.
          2. The first draft will be circulated to interested and affected campus agencies that include but are not limited to:
            The Academic Senate or its appropriate agent
            The Associated Students
            The Graduate Students Association
            The Deans and Provosts of the Colleges
            The Residence Halls Association
            The Chancellor’s Staff Advisory Committee
            Staff Assembly
          3. The committee shall give the above agencies sufficient time to comment on the proposed revisions based on the academic calendar and a time limit established by the committee. The committee shall reconvene to review comments, deliberate their merits and make amendments to the first draft if agreed upon by majority vote.
          4. The second draft shall be sent to the agencies in item (7) (b) for further comment and review if there are significant changes to the first draft. The committee shall reconvene to review the merits of those comments.
        8. The penultimate draft shall be sent to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs who will forward it to the Regents counsel, the Chancellor, and the Executive Officers of the campus for review and comment.
        9. The committee shall reconvene to review comments from counsel and the Executive Officers and prepare a final draft accordingly.
        10. The final draft shall be sent to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for review and approval and forwarded to the Chancellor for approval.
        11. The Chancellor’s approved draft is sent to the Office of the President.
        12. Once approved by the Chancellor and the Office of the President, the regulations shall be published in accordance with the procedures for public notification of the revised Campus Regulations.
  7. Responsibility for Administration of These Regulations

    1. The Office of Student Life shall administer all regulations in Chapters I - V of this document;
    2. The Office of Judicial Affairs shall administer all regulations in Chapters VI - VII.
    3. The Chancellor (or his/her designee) shall administer all policies contained in Chapter VIII.
  8. General Definitions

    1. Registered Campus Organization: Any group composed of University of California, Santa Barbara students, faculty, and/or staff who register with the Office of Student Life in order to have access to University facilities and/or resources.
    2. University Departments: Campus academic and administrative units that have as their purpose instruction, research, or the provision of services by the University.
    3. Recognized Units: University of California, Santa Barbara organized research units and affiliated units as specified in the University of California, Santa Barbara General Catalog.
    4. Campus-Affiliated Organizations: Organizations that occupy space on University property at the invitation of the Chancellor and by agreement with The Regents.
    5. University-Sanctioned Event: Any activity of a campus organization, University department, recognized research unit, or campus-affiliated organization that involves the use of University facilities, resources, services or equipment. University-sanctioned events are subject to the provisions of these regulations, wherever applicable.
    6. Compulsory Campus-Based Student Fees: Fees normally voted on by students through the Associated Students, Graduate Students Association, or Campus Election Commission process and levied at individual campuses which must be paid by all registered students to whom the fee applies. Such fees may be used to fund: (1) student-related services and programs, including, but not limited to, referenda-based student health insurance programs; (2) construction and renovation of student facilities such as student centers and recreation facilities; and (3) student governments, registered campus organizations, and student government- and registered campus organization-related programs and activities.
    7. Non-University Persons/Groups: Persons/groups that have no affiliation with the University. Such groups may be non-profit or commercial, private or public.
    8. Fund-Raising: The collection of monies on University properties by means of sales, contributions, donations, solicitation, membership fees, tithing, and/or admission charges to events or meetings on a regular or occasional basis.
    9. Commercial Activity: The sale of goods or services or the sponsorship of any program conducted primarily to generate personal or corporate profit.
    10. Personal Gain: The sale of goods or services or the sponsorship of any fund-raising activity on University property by any individual or group that is intended to improve the personal financial status of any person or group of persons involved in the sponsorship of the program. Fundamental to this definition is the premise that funds raised on University properties are to be used to expand the educational and recreational opportunities for registered campus organizations that raise funds on the campus, and not to financially subsidize individual persons’ interests, appetites, needs, or living expenses. If approved in advance by the Office of Student Life, exceptions may be granted.
    11. Political Organization: For the purpose of these regulations, a political organization is defined as a group engaged in or sponsoring one or more of the following activities: Either supporting or opposing (financially or by providing organizational volunteer support) a candidate or group of candidates formally running in primary or general elections for national, state, county, local or city office. Either supporting or opposing (financially or by providing organizational volunteer support) a ballot measure or a drive to put an issue on the ballot. Raising funds or sponsoring programs to provide ongoing support for a federally or state registered political party.
    12. Religious Organization: An organization is defined as “Religious” if it meets one or more of the following criteria:
      If the organization views its activities as “religious.”
      If the purpose of the organization is worship, devotion, or prayer.
      If the organization is affiliated with a religious sect.
      If membership in or affiliation with a group generally recognized as a religious sect is a criterion for membership.
      The guiding principle used in determining whether or not an organization is to be classified as “Religious” is to ascertain if the practices, tenets, mode of meeting or use of literature are comparable to those of organized religions.
    13. Academic Programs: All regularly scheduled classes, make-up or extra sessions for regularly scheduled classes, mid-terms, final exams, and UCSB Extension courses offered for credit.
    14. Academically Related Programs: Study, tutoring or review sessions; special faculty lectures that are not part of the quarter’s regularly scheduled academic offerings; Orientation programs and Student Affirmative Action programs; non-credit Extension courses; departmental seminars and meetings; public events and ceremonies.
    15. Co-Curricular Programs: All programs sponsored by registered campus organizations; all Graduate Students Association-, Associated Students-, and Residence Hall Association-sponsored educational and social programs; all programs sponsored by all other non-academic University departments (e.g., Arts and Lectures, Alumni Association); all programs sponsored by campus-affiliated organizations.
    16. Extra-Curricular Programs: Programs sponsored by off-campus persons or organizations.
    17. University Property: Any University-owned, -operated, or -maintained building and grounds.
    18. Student: A person for whom the University maintains student records and who: (a) is enrolled in or registered with an academic program of the University (including summer session and concurrent enrollment through Extension); (b) has completed the immediately preceding term and is eligible for re-enrollment, including the recess periods between academic terms; or (c) is on an approved educational leave or other approved leave status, or is on filing-fee status.
    19. Campus Policy: Policy number indicates where a specific policy or procedure is located within the UCSB Policies and Procedures located on the Web at http://www.
    20. Non-affiliate: Any person who is not any of the following: a student, officer, official volunteer, employee, Regent, or emeritus of the University of California or a member of a household authorized to reside in Univeristy Property. (See APPENDIX D).