Student Conduct

Student Conduct
Underlying our educational mission are basic values that bind students and instructors alike into a community of learners. These values include an expectation for intellectual honesty; mutual trust; the expression of respect to earn its reciprocation; regard for another’s right to freedom of thought and belief; freedom of inquiry; joy in learning; freedom from discrimination; and a rejection of all forms of intimidation, harassment, disruption or violence aimed at or resulting in limiting these freedoms, or interfering with a student’s, instructor’s or staff member’s performance of his or her University responsibilities.
Students are subject to disciplinary action for several types of misconduct or attempted misconduct, including but not limited to:

  • Dishonesty, such as cheating, multiple submission, plagiarism, or knowingly furnishing false information to the University; theft or misuse of the intellectual property of others; or violation of others' copyrights
  • Forgery, alteration, or misuse of University documents, records, keys, or identifications
  • Theft of, damage to, or destruction of any property of the University or property of others while on University premises
  • Unauthorized entry to or use of University properties, equipment, computer systems, or other resources
  • Disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, or failure to comply with directions of a University official or Extension instructor acting in the performance of his/her official capacity
  • Willful disruption of teaching, research, administration, or other University activities ("disruption" is defined as any expression intended to impair or to limit the expression of others or to interfere with the normal progress of University activities)
  • Sexual harassment
  • Physical abuse, threats of violence, rape, other forms of sexual assault, or other conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person on University property or in connection with official University functions
  • The unlawful use, possession, sale, distribution, or manufacture of controlled substances, as identified in Federal and State law or regulations, on University property or at official University functions
  • The use, possession, sale, distribution, or manufacture of alcohol on University properties or at official University functions that is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by or not in compliance with University policy or campus regulations

If you have been awarded the grade of "DR (Deferred Report)," contact the Office of the Registrar for assistance in obtaining a final grade. More information may be obtained in the Office of the Registrar, UCLA Extension, 10995 Le Conte Ave., Suite 113, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1333.

Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is prohibited both by law and by University policy.

Definition: Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

  • Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly as a term or condition of instruction, employment, or participation in other University activity;
  • Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for evaluation in making academic or personnel decisions affecting an individual; or
  • Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment.

In determining whether the alleged conduct constitutes sexual harassment, consideration will be given to the record as a whole and to the totality of the circumstances, including the nature of the sexual advances and the context in which the alleged incidents occurred.

Complaint Resolution
Experience has demonstrated that many complaints of sexual harassment can be effectively resolved through informal intervention. Individuals who experience what they consider to be sexual harassment are advised to confront the alleged offender immediately and firmly.

All Extension students and instructors who believe they have been sexually harassed are encouraged to contact the Dean's Office, UCLA Extension, Suite 770, 10995 Le Conte Ave., Westwood; Voice/TTY: (310) 825-2362. Click here to obtain a complete list of UCLA resources and UCLA policy/procedure regarding sexual harassment complaint resolution.

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