Code of Conduct - Jurisdiction


The Chancellor may impose discipline for the commission or attempted commission (including aiding or abetting in the commission or attempted commission) of the following types of violations by students (as specified by University Policy 100.00,, as well as such other violations as may be specified in campus regulations:

102.01 Academic Misconduct
All forms of academic misconduct including but not limited to cheating, fabrication, plagiarism, or facilitating academic dishonesty.
See Appendix II of this Code for further explanation of academic misconduct.

102.02 Other Dishonesty
Other forms of dishonesty including but not limited to fabricating information, bribery, furnishing false information, or reporting a false emergency to the University.

102.03 Forgery
Forgery, alteration, or misuse of any University document, record, key, electronic device, or identification.

102.04 Theft
Theft of, conversion of, destruction of, or damage to any property of the University, or any property of others while on University premises, or possession of any property when the student had knowledge or reasonably should have had knowledge that it was stolen.

102.05 Electronic Resources
Theft or abuse of University computers and other University electronic resources such as computer and electronic communications facilities, systems, and services. Abuses include (but are not limited to) unauthorized entry, use, transfer, or tampering with the communications of others; interference with the work of others and with the operation of computer and electronic communications facilities, systems, and services; or copyright infringement (for example, the illegal file-sharing of copyrighted materials).
Use of University computer and electronic communications facilities, systems, or services that violates other University policies or campus regulations.
Please refer to the UC Electronic Communications Policy ( and Digital Copyright Protection at UC ( for the University's position on digital copyright.

102.06 Unauthorized Conduct
Unauthorized entry to, possession of, receipt of, or use of any University services; equipment; resources; or properties, including the University’s name, insignia, or seal.

102.07 University Housing
Violation of policies, regulations, or rules governing University-owned, -operated, or -leased housing facilities or other housing facilities located on University property.

102.08 Physical Abuse
Physical abuse including but not limited to rape, sexual assault, sex offenses, and other physical assault; threats of violence; or other conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person. (See Berkeley Campus Student Policy and Procedures Regarding Sexual Assault and Rape or the Berkeley Campus Policy on Sexual Harassment and Complaint Resolution Procedures in Appendix I for further information.)
Title IX website:

102.09 Sexual, Racial, and Other Forms of Harassment (Interim)
Sexual, racial, and other forms of harassment, defined as follows:
Harassment is defined as conduct that is so severe and/or pervasive, and objectively offensive, and that so substantially impairs a person's access to University programs or activities, that the person is effectively denied equal access to the University's resources and opportunities on the basis of the person’s race, color, national or ethnic origin, alienage, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, or perceived membership in any of these classifications.

Student Employees
When employed by the University of California, and acting within the course and scope of that employment, students are subject to the University of California Policy on Sexual Harassment. Otherwise, Section 102.09, above, is the applicable standard for harassment by students.
Both student and/or employee sexual harassment, please refer to the University of California Procedures for Responding to Reports of Sexual Harassment.

102.10 Stalking
Stalking behavior in which a student repeatedly engages in a course of conduct directed at another person and makes a credible threat with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for the person’s safety, or the safety of the person’s family; where the threat is reasonably determined by the University to seriously alarm, torment, or terrorize the person; and where the threat is additionally determined by the University to serve no legitimate purpose.

102.11 (Rescinded, UCOP, October 2009)

102.12 Hazing
Participation in hazing or any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a campus organization or other activity engaged in by the organization or members of the organization at any time that causes, or is likely to cause, physical injury or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in psychological harm to any student or other person. (See Statement on Hazing in Appendix I for further information).

102.13 Obstruction of University Activities
Obstruction or disruption of teaching, research, administration, disciplinary procedures, or other University activities.

102.14 Disorderly Conduct
Disorderly or lewd conduct.

102.15 Disturbing the Peace
Participation in a disturbance of the peace or unlawful assembly. (See Berkeley Campus Regulations Implementing University Policies for further information.)

102.16 Failure to Comply
Failure to identify oneself to, or comply with the directions of, a University official or other public official acting in the performance of the official’s duties while on University property or at official University functions; or resisting or obstructing such University or other public officials in the performance of or the attempt to perform their duties.

102.17 Controlled Substances
Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of controlled substances, identified in federal and state law or regulations.

102.18 Alcohol
Manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of alcohol that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by, or not in compliance with, University policy or campus regulations.

102.19 Destructive Devices
Possession, use, storage, or manufacture of explosives, firebombs, or other destructive devices.

102.20 Weapons
Possession, use, storage or manufacture of a firearm or other weapon.

102.21 Disciplinary Actions
Violation of the conditions contained in the terms of a disciplinary action imposed under this Code or campus regulations.

102.22 Notice of Emergency Suspension
Violation of the conditions contained in a written Notice of Emergency Suspension issued pursuant to Appendix I (Emergency Suspension) of this Code or violation of orders issued during a declared state of emergency (see University Policy section 52.00,

102.23 Course Materials
Selling, preparing, or distributing for any commercial purpose course lecture notes or video or audio recordings of any course unless authorized by the University in advance and explicitly permitted by the course instructor in writing. The unauthorized sale or commercial distribution of course notes or recordings by a student is a violation of these Policies whether or not it was the student or someone else who prepared the notes or recordings.

Copying for any commercial purpose handouts, readers or other course materials provided by an instructor as part of a University of California course unless authorized by the University in advance and explicitly permitted by the course instructor or the copyright holder in writing (if the instructor is not the copyright holder).

102.24 Terrorizing Conduct
Conduct, where the actor means to communicate a serious expression of intent to terrorize, or acts in reckless disregard of the risk of terrorizing, one or more University students, faculty, or staff. 'Terrorize' means to cause a reasonable person to fear bodily harm or death, perpetrated by the actor or those acting under the actor’s control. 'Reckless disregard' means consciously disregarding a substantial risk. This section applies without regard to whether the conduct is motivated by race, ethnicity, personal animosity, or other reasons. This section does not apply to conduct that constitutes the lawful defense of oneself, of another, or of property.

102.25 Camping or Lodging
Camping or lodging on University property other than in authorized facilities.

102.26 Other Policies or Regulations
Violation of any other University policy or campus regulation.