Student Rights and Responsibilities

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Summary Description

The mission of the UCSF is advancing health worldwide. As future health care professionals and health science researchers, UCSF students are held to high standards of behavior, particularly in matters of ethics, judgment, and professionalism. As such, student conduct is considered a part of a student’s academic performance. Although the final authority for the administration of student discipline rests with the chancellor, student conduct is addressed by the dean (or designee) of the student’s school or the Graduate Division. The dean (or designee) shall be made aware of alleged misconduct, determine the appropriate response for alleged violations of conduct (either via academic professionalism standards and/or via student conduct procedures), determine the responsibility of those charged, and provide or recommend the appropriate method of resolution.

UCSF’s Principles of Community and PRIDE Values illustrate the expectations for all members of our community as we work together to fulfill UCSF’s mission. Students are expected to act consistently with the values of the University community and to follow University policies and implementing regulations.

The UCSF Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline describes the procedures for addressing alleged violations of Grounds for Discipline 102.02 to 102.25, and 102.27, which describes non-academic/non-professionalism misconduct. By adapting or inserting the actual language of Section 100.00 Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline of the University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students (PACAOS), this UCSF Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline is the campus implementing regulations for PACAOS Section 100.00 and remains consistent with the systemwide Policy. PACAOS should be followed and read in conjunction with this document.  

Useful Links:

Student Life: Policies
UCSF Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline
UC Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students (PACAOS)

Additional Information

Contact for questions and additional info:

Becca Wallace, Director of Student Rights and Responsibilities (