"In carrying out its teaching, research, and public service activities, the University [must] maintain conditions under which the work of its ... faculty, students and staff... can go forward freely, in accordance with the highest standards of excellence, institutional integrity, and freedom of expression, and with full recognition by all concerned of the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of [members of] the University community."
At the University of California, students, staff, and faculty have constitutionally protected rights of free expression, speech, assembly and worship, as well as rights to due process, equal protection, and freedom from illegal discrimination. The UC Davis campus provides advice and assistance to students for answering questions and resolving concerns about their rights, as well as informal and formal grievance procedures. University and campus policies and standards protect and promote the rights of all members of the campus community, prevent disruption or interference with the teaching, research, administrative, and public service functions of the University, and ensure every student a fair opportunity to pursue academic excellence. The following campus procedures and resources are available to assist students in resolving grievances and complaints.