The purpose of Community Responsibility and Student Conduct is to provide a fair process for accountability of student conduct; promote the development of individual integrity; protect the rights of members of the campus community; and uphold the rules, regulations, and integrity of the University.


  • develop, disseminate, educate, interpret, and enforce campus regulations as they relate to students;
  • protect relevant legal rights of students;
  • address student behavioral problems in an effective, fair and educational manner;
  • facilitate and encourage respect for campus governance;
  • provide learning opportunities for students who participate in the student judicial process; and
  • provide personal accountability.

Community Responsibility and Student Conduct programs contribute to the teaching of appropriate individual and group behavior, as well as the protection of the campus community from disruption and harm. The programs are conducted in ways that serve to foster the ethical development and personal integrity of students and the promotion of an environment that is in accordance with the overall educational goals of the University community.

Community Responsibility and Student Conduct is located in Student Life and is under the general direction of the Dean of Students. Community Responsibility and Student Conduct is responsible for acting on behalf of the University President regarding all aspects of student discipline. The office receives reports of alleged student misconduct relative to Title 5, California Code of Regulations, and investigates complaints in order to determine whether University disciplinary action is to be pursued. University disciplinary action may run concurrently with civil or criminal action initiated by the court system. One type of judicial action does not necessarily affect the other. Campus-related violations include both academic and non-academic misconduct.

To report allegations of academic or non-academic student misconduct please visit
To report a crime, please contact the University Police Department at (805) 437-8444.

Contact Information

Dean of Students office/Community Responsibility and Student Conduct
Location: Bell Tower 2565
Telephone/V/TTY: (805) 437-3332
Fax: (805) 437-3211
Office Hours: Mon-Fri., 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.