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Non-Academic Student Conduct

Information about the Office of Student Conduct, Student Conduct Code, non-academic student conduct process, how to address student incidents, how to submit an incident report, and other essential resources.

Office of Student Conduct

The Office of Student Conduct (OSC) directs the non-academic student conduct process by partnering with the campus community to:

  • Aadminister a fair and educational process,
  • Facilitate student growth and development, and
  • Maintain the integrity of our community through accountability.

For more information about the Office of Student Conduct's Mission, Values and Learning Outcomes please visit our webite at studentconduct.ucsd.edu.


  • Emergencies: Call 911 when there is an imminent risk to someone’s health and safety, such as physical violence, high risk/ dangerous behavior, suicidal behavior, etc.
  • Non-emergencies: Call (858) 534-HELP (4357) to report a non-emergency crime to the UC San Diego police department.
  • Student(s) of Concern: To report a non-emergency student of concern, please contact the Triton Concern Line at (858) 246-1111.

UC San Diego Student Conduct Code

The Student Conduct Code (Code) applies to the non-academic student conduct of students and student organizations that occurs:

  • on University Grounds and Facilities at University-Supported Activities, and
  • off-campus in the context of an education program or activity, or adversely affects the UC San Diego Community and/or the pursuit of the University's objectives as determined by the Vice Chancellor - Student Affairs.

The Code applies to a student's conduct even if the student withdraws from the University after the conduct allegedly occurred and may apply to an incoming student who has not yet begun classes, but has applied for admission to UC San Diego.

The following conduct, including attempts to engage or aid in such conduct, are example violations of the Code:

  • Disrupting and/or obstructing University Supported Activities (e.g. teaching and advising)
  • Failing to Comply with the directions of University Officials (e.g. faulty and staff)
  • Fabricating information and forgery of documents
  • Harassment, stalking of a non-sexual nature, and unwanted personal contact
  • Physical abuse, physical assault and conduct threatening the health or safety of any person
  • Theft and/or damage to University property, or personal property while on University grounds
  • Unauthorized entry and/or use of University properties (e.g. locked classrooms, computers, accounts, etc.)

For more information, review Section VII of the Student Conduct Code on our website at studentconduct.ucsd.edu.

Addressing Student Incidents

Non-academic student conduct

The common concerns reported by faculty and staff are students failing to comply with directives, disrupting University Supported Activities (e.g. class instruction), and unwanted personal contact.

If you have witnessed or experienced a potential non-academic student conduct incident, we advise you to contact OSC to discuss the behavior(s) and potential options for addressing the behavior(s):

  1. To report a violation of the Code: Submit an Incident Report Form.
  2. To address inappropriate behavior, that may not yet be a violation:
    1. Address the behavior with the student as soon as possible (Unless your immediate health or safety is compromised. See Emergencies above for more information).
    2. Follow-up with the student via email. A sample can be viewed here: Sample email regarding inappropriate behavior (PDF).
      1. Briefly summarize your conversation and areas of concern
      2. Reiterate your expectations of the student
      3. Notify them that future incidents may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
    3. Copy OSC on the email so we are aware of your follow-up action(s).
    4. Any further incidents should be reported through our online Incident Report Form.
    5. Inform your department chair and other appropriate faculty or staff as well, per specific departmental policies.

Complications may arise when behavior is not addressed or only addressed informally (e.g. a series of verbal warnings or none at all). Example complications include escalating behavior or limited options to address the behavior, depending on the situation. Proactively addressing concerning behavior gives us more flexibility in supporting and advising you.

Other issues

  • Academic Integrity Issues: Contact the Academic Integrity Office at aio@ucsd.edu.
  • Academic Integrity issues for Extension students NOT concurrently enrolled at UC San Diego: Contact Krista Lough, Associate Director of Student Services and Registrar at klough@ucsd.edu.
  • Sexual violence, Sexual harassment, Relationship Violence, Stalking of a sexual nature, Invasions of Sexual Privacy, Bias and/or Discrimination isues, etc.: Contact the Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination at (858) 534-8298 or ophd@ucsd.edu.

Related resources

OSC works closely with key campus partners. Depending on the nature of your concern, we may recommend one or more of the following resources as an alternative to our process.