Important Policies

Each country has its own set of rules and regulations.  Although UC San Diego is not its own country, it is always a good idea to be aware of the policies and procedures that govern your new community.

The UC San Diego community includes students, staff, faculty, and others who have a vested interest in the University. Members of our community, part of the larger University of California community, pride themselves on academic, personal, and professional excellence and value integrity, accountability, and respect. This Student Conduct Code underscores the pride and the values that define our community while providing UC San Diego students with a framework to guide their actions and behaviors.

UC San Diego's Principles of Community further illustrate the expectations of all members of our community. In accordance with these Principles, the community supports student development and learning across the UC San Diego campus, six undergraduate colleges, and graduate/professional schools.

We also recognize the impact our unique college structure has in blending the strengths of a small college with the resources and opportunities of a large research university. This structure allows students, faculty, and staff to positively impact both the individual college and greater University communities.

The Student Conduct Code sets forth the applicable standards of our community and authorizes the administration of student conduct at UC San Diego. All participants involved with the student conduct process are encouraged to reflect upon their role in the community and seek out opportunities for personal growth and development. It is an aspiration that students involved in this process will strengthen their competencies in communication, relationships, leadership, critical thinking, and active citizenship.