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:

  • All forms of academic misconduct including but not limited to cheating, multiple submission, fabrication, plagiarism, or facilitating academic dishonesty;
  • Knowingly furnishing false information to the University;
  • Theft or misuse of the intellectual property of others, or violation of others' copyrights;
  • Coercion regarding grading or evaluation of coursework. Threatening personal or professional repercussions or discipline against an instructor to coerce the instructor to change a grade or otherwise evaluate the student's work by criteria not directly reflective of coursework;
  • 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, or resources;
  • Willful disruption of teaching, research, administration, or other University activities;
  • Sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic or dating violence; or retaliation against those who report these and other forms of misconduct wherever it might occur;
  • Harassment, 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;
  • Physical abuse including but not limited to assault, sex offenses, other forms of violence; threats of violence; or other conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person wherever it might occur;
  • Stalking, which is conduct repeatedly directed at another person with the intent to place that person in reasonable fear for his or her safety, or the safety of his or her family; and where the behavior is reasonably determined by the University to seriously alarm, torment, or terrorize the person, wherever it may occur;
  • 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;
  • Selling, preparing, or distributing for any commercial purpose lecture notes or video or audio recordings of any course unless authorized by the University in advance and explicitly permitted by the course;
  • The unlawful use, possession, sale, distribution, or manufacture of controlled substances, 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 which 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 Dean's Office for assistance in obtaining a final grade, or contact Deansoffice@uclaextension.edu or call (310) 825-2362.