UC Davis - Academic Integrity

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UC Policies on Student Conduct and Discipline

University-wide policies set forth basic requirements for campus disciplinary procedures.

Code of Academic Conduct

Based on a long-standing tradition of honor and integrity at the UC Davis campus, the Code of Academic Conduct places shared responsibility on students, faculty, and staff for upholding academic integrity.

Administration of Student Discipline

Provides procedures for resolving student disciplinary cases (alleged violations of university policies or campus regulations), and describes informal and formal processes, jurisdiction, hearing and appeal procedures, and sanctions.

Off-campus jurisdiction

Specifies authority of SJA to exercise jurisdiction over conduct that occurs off-campus (generally, when the alleged misconduct constitutes a serious threat to health, safety, or security, or when it involves academic work or University records, documents, or identifications).

Housing policies

Students living in campus residence halls must comply with policies set forth in the Guide to Residence Hall Life. Similar rules apply to students living in privately owned on-campus apartments, as well as group living facilities such as the Co-ops.

Alcohol policies

Students may not use, sell, possess, manufacture, or distribute alcohol that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited under campus policies.

Registered Student Organizations

Student organizations must register with the Student Programs and Activities Office to receive funding, reserve facilities, receive services, or have access to other University resources. Student organizations are required to comply with law and University Standards of Conduct for Students.


Campus hazing policies embody the the University's concerns for protecting the safety and welfare of students; these policies prohibit any activity "that humiliates or degrades or risks emotional and/or physical harm, regardless of the person's willingness to participate". StopHazing.org: Educating to Eliminate Hazing. Rules prohibiting hazing apply to registered student organizations, sports teams, and other student groups.

Sexual Harassment and Discrimination

Campus and Univeristy policies prohibit sexual harassment and other discrimination that 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.

Principles of Community

These principles set forth ideals and expectations for members of our community; we are expected to treat each other with respect and dignity, to refrain from displays of inappropriate anger or intimidating conduct, to shun epithets or abusive language, and to find effective means to disagree, to persuade and to inform through rational discussion. The Principles of Community, which are not enforced by punishment unless there is a crime or breach of conduct standards, provide guidance for addressing the full range of behavior and interactions.