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Non-Academic Student Misconduct

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Find out how to file a complaint of alleged student misconduct (non-academic).


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About non-academic misconduct

The Office of Student Conduct manages the Non-Academic Misconduct process for individual students and student organizations, in partnership with the undergraduate and graduate Residential Life areas, the College Deans of Student Affairs Offices, the Center for Student Involvement, the Graduate Division and the various professional schools on campus including Rady’s School of Management, the School of Pharmacy and the Medical School.

Most frequent issues

The most common concerns coming from staff and faculty are related to students’ failure to comply with a directive or with obstruction/ disruption of University Supported Activities such as events or class.

If you feel this may apply to you, we advise that you:

  1. Address the behavior as soon as possible with the student.
  2. Follow-up in writing. Copy us on this at studentconduct@ucsd.edu, to make us aware of the situation. Be sure to:
    1. reiterate your expectations
    2. briefly summarize your conversation
    3. notify them that future incidents may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

Any further incidents should then be reported through our online Incident Report Form. Be sure to communicate with your department as well, according to any department specific policy you may have.

Where we have seen complications arise is when behavior is not addressed right away, or is only addressed informally (e.g. a series of verbal warnings, or none at all). This may result in escalating behavior. Depending on the nature of the situation, this may also limit what our office is able to do in that moment to support you, which is why we strongly advise taking the actions outlined above. Taking the above steps puts us in the best position to initiate the Student Conduct Process should further issues arise.

Non-academic misconduct includes but is not limited to:

  • Assault/ Battery
  • Disruption/ Obstruction of University Supported Activities
  • Fabricating Information/ Forgery
  • Failure to Comply
  • Harassment
  • Sexual Assault/ Sexual Misconduct/ Other Prohibited Behavior
  • Theft/ Damages
  • Unauthorized Entry/ Use of University Properties (locked classrooms, computers, accounts, etc.)

For more information, review Section VII of the Student Conduct Code and UCSD Policies and Procedures Applying to Student Activities.

Report alleged, non-academic misconduct by a student

Fill out the online Incident Report Form for any non-academic misconduct complaints you would like to report.

For incidents involving Academic Integrity Policy violations, contact Dr. Tricia Bertram-Gallant at aio@ucsd.edu.

Related resources

Our office works closely with several other campus partners. Depending on the nature of your concern, we may recommend one of the following resources as an alternative to our process.