Additional Policies

Student Grievance Procedures (UC PACAOS, 110.00)

Students who feel their rights have been violated shall have access to grievance procedures that will provide opportunities to resolve their grievances. Students may also seek to resolve grievances through informal methods prior to initiating formal grievance procedures. Information and assistance regarding grievance procedures are available from these campus offices:

Associated Students, University Center 1523, 805-893-2566

College of Creative Studies, Bldg. 494, Room 101A, 805-893-3759

College of Engineering, Undergraduate Office, Harold Frank Hall 1006, 805-893-2809

Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education, College of Letters & Science, Cheadle Hall 1117,

Disabled Students Program, Student Resource Building 2120, 805-893-2668 V/TDD

Educational Opportunity Program, Student Resource Building 2110, 805-893-4758

Graduate Division, Cheadle Hall 3117, 805-893-2277

Dean, Graduate School of Education, Education Building 4100, 805-893-3917

Graduate Students Association, University Center 2502, 805-893-3824

Office of Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention, Phelps Hall, Room 3217A, 805-893-2701

Office of Sexual Harassment/Title IX Policy Compliance, Phelps Hall, Room 3217A, 805-893-2701

Student Engagement and Leadership, Student Resource Building 2260, 805-893-4569

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Cheadle Hall 5203, 805-893-3651

Ombuds Office, Girvetz Hall 1205K, 805-893-3285

School of Environmental Science and Management, Bren Hall 2400, 805-893-7363

Women, Gender, and Sexual Equity and the Women’s Center, Student Resource Building 1220,

  1. Procedures for resolving course-related grievances are covered under regulation A25 (contested grades) or A10 (course participation) of the Academic Senate Manual. The provisions of these regulations are included in the UCSB General Catalog. Contact the Provost or Dean of the appropriate College for more information.

    1. For grievances involving professional misconduct on the part of Academic Senate faculty (tenured professors, associate professors and assistant professors), complaints may be filed under the University Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline. Copies of this policy are available in the Academic Senate Office, Girvetz Hall, Room 1230.
    2. The following grievances for specific types of issues may be resolved through procedures outlined in the Student Grievance Procedure or through other stated policies and procedures. Copies of the Student Grievance Procedure are available online or from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Cheadle Hall 5203.
    1. Privacy Rights. Violations of the privacy rights accorded by the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, portions of the State of California Education Code, and the Policies Applying to the Disclosure of Information from Student Records, may be grieved under the Student Grievance Procedure (UC 111.00 and 130.00).
    2. Sex Discrimination. Discriminatory practices based upon sex are prohibited under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 or applicable federal or state laws, or under the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment. For UCSB procedures pursuant to these policies, contact the Office of Title IX/Sexual Harassment Policy Compliance.
    3. Disability Discrimination. Discriminatory practices based upon disability are prohibited under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or under the Guidelines Applying to Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability (UC, 140.00). Contact the Disabled Students Program for more information.
    4. Racial or Ethnic Discrimination. Discriminatory practices based on race, color or national origin are prohibited under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (UC, 111.40). Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Discrimination Prevention for more information.
    5. Age, Religion, Marital Status, or Sexual Orientation Discrimination. Discriminatory practices based on age, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation as defined in the Nondiscrimination Policy Statement (Chapter IX) are prohibited under the Student Grievance Procedure. Contact the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs for more information.
    6. Students may also pursue state, civil, or criminal law remedies. (UC, 113.00).

Student Reciprocity Privileges (SW 171.15)

A student registered for a current term on any University campus shall be entitled to basic outpatient health care services on another University campus, under conditions that apply to students registered on that campus.

Policy on Campus Emergencies

  1. State of Emergency
    1. A Chancellor may, after consultation with the University President, and where possible with student and faculty representatives, declare a state of emergency to exist on the campus when:
      1. Extreme conditions exist on or within the vicinity of campus, resulting from natural disasters, civil disorders that pose a threat of serious injury to persons or damage to property, or other such seriously disruptive events; and
      2. Extraordinary measures are required to immediately avert, alleviate, or repair damage to University property, to protect the health or safety of persons on University property, or to maintain the orderly operations of the campus.
      3. Chancellors shall adopt campus emergency regulations and procedures consistent with the provisions of Section 13.30 (SW at and, upon the declaration of a state of emergency, shall place into effect orders appropriate to the emergency.
    2. Emergency Suspension (UC, 53.00).
  1. During a state of emergency, Chancellors or their designated representatives are empowered to impose Emergency Suspension on any student, faculty member, or employee, where such suspension would be authorized under California Penal Code Sections 626.4 and 626.6, as interpreted by the Supreme Court of California in Braxton v. Municipal Court (1973) 10 Cal.3d 138.
  2. If Emergency Suspension is imposed by a designated representative of the Chancellor, such representative shall immediately inform the Chancellor and shall submit a written report on the action to the Chancellor as soon as is reasonably possible. The report shall contain a description of the person suspended, including the person’s name and, if available, address and phone number, and a statement of the facts giving rise to the suspension. If the Chancellor does not affirm the action of the designated representative within 24 hours after being informed that the suspension has been imposed, the suspension shall be deemed void and a reasonable effort shall be made to inform the person who was suspended that the suspension is void.
  3. Any individual placed on Emergency Suspension shall be given written confirmation of the suspension, either by delivery to the individual personally or by postal service to the individual’s last known address. The confirmation shall inform the individual of the procedures by which the validity of the Emergency Suspension can be appealed, including the opportunity to obtain a special hearing on the Emergency Suspension in accordance with applicable campus procedures. If an individual is found to have been unjustifiably placed on Emergency Suspension, the University is committed to a policy whereby reasonable efforts are taken to assist an individual who has been disadvantaged in employment or academic status. The outcome of the appeal shall have no bearing on University discipline proceedings arising from the conduct that gave rise to the Emergency Suspension.
  4. Any individual placed under Emergency Suspension shall not, during the period of suspension, enter upon specified areas of the campus or engage in specified activities, as set forth in the written Notice of Emergency Suspension. The exclusion or restriction shall be limited to the minimum extent necessary to protect the health and safety of persons or property, or to maintain the orderly operation of the campus.
  5. Violation of any condition set forth in the Notice of Emergency Suspension shall subject the individual to disciplinary proceedings based upon such violation.

A complete statement of the UCSB campus implementation of the above System wide policies pertaining to Campus Emergencies may be found in the current Campus Emergency Response Procedures. Copies of this plan may be reviewed at the campus Police Department and the Office of Environmental Health & Safety.

UC Santa Barbara Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policy

As of January 2014, the entire University of California system is smoke-free and tobacco-free. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, e-cigarettes, and unregulated products will not be allowed on UC-owned or leased properties.

UC Santa Barbara is committed to providing students, faculty, staff, and visitors with a smoke-free and tobacco-free environment. Under the authority of California Government Code 7597.1, smoking and the use of all tobacco products, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e.g., "e-cigarettes") are prohibited anywhere at all indoor and outdoor spaces managed by UC Santa Barbara.

Violations of the adopted policy by students, faculty, and staff may result in University disciplinary action. Campus visitors will be asked to comply with the policy or leave campus.

See also UC Santa Barbara’s Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free policy.

University of California Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State Laws and University policy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, 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. (See also: Policy 4105-Student Grievance Procedures; and UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment


UCSB Substance Abuse Policy and Implementing Guidelines Summary 

The university provides confidential programs and services for academic and staff employees and students who have become dependent on or are abusing alcohol, other legal substances, or illegal substances. The illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcohol or illegal substances in the workplace, on University premises, at official university functions, or on university business is prohibited.
To promote an environment of academic excellence and to comply with the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug Free Workplace Act, academic and staff employees and students:

  • Shall not use illegal substances and shall not abuse legal substances in a manner that impairs scholarly activities, job performance, or student life.
  • Shall not use illegal or legal substances in a manner that violates applicable criminal or civil laws in the workplace, on university premises, at university activities, or while conducting university business.
  • Are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of alcohol and/or a controlled substance in the workplace, on university premises, at university activities, or while conducting university business.
  • Academic and staff employees and students involved in work on or for a federal grant or contract are required, as a condition of employment on the grant or contract, to notify the university within five (5) calendar days if they are convicted of any criminal drug statute violation for activity occurring at the workplace, at the location of any grant/contract activity, or while on university business.

Please see policy-docs/substance-abuse.pdf for full text.

Camping Policy

This policy is established to protect the health and safety of the campus community and access to and security of University facilities and property. It governs academic and staff employees, students, registered student organizations, organizations not affiliated with the University, and all other individuals on or in University-owned or -managed property or facilities. No person shall camp or erect a temporary shelter on University property.

Regulations Governing the Conduct of Non-Affiliates in the Buildings and on the Grounds of the University of California

In order to ensure public safety, regulations governing the conduct of non-affiliates in the buildings and on the grounds of the University of California are promulgated under California Education Code section 92440.5. This code authorizes The Regents of the University of California to enact regulations addressing the conduct of persons who are not students, officers, or employees of the University of California when that conduct is a threat to persons or property or constitutes interference with functions or activities of the University. Violation of regulations promulgated under section 92440.5 is punishable as a misdemeanor. Pursuant to section 92440.5, these regulations do not apply to the conduct of students, officers, or employees of the University; their conduct is governed by other University regulations. These regulations may not be utilized to impinge upon the lawful exercise of constitutionally protected rights of freedom of speech or assembly, or the constitutionally protected right of personal privacy.

UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation, or intimidation. Every member of the community should be aware that the University prohibits sexual violence and sexual harassment, retaliation, and other prohibited behavior (“Prohibited Conduct”) that violates law and/or University policy. The University will respond promptly and effectively to reports of Prohibited Conduct and will take appropriate action to prevent, to correct, and when necessary, to discipline behavior that violates our policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment.                               

This Policy addresses the University of California’s responsibilities and procedures related to Prohibited Conduct in order to ensure an equitable and inclusive education and employment environment free of sexual violence and sexual harassment. The Policy defines conduct prohibited by the University of California and explains the administrative procedures the University uses to resolve reports of Prohibited Conduct.

The full text of the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment can be found here