UCLA Principles of Community

Category: Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility School: University of California, Los Angeles Statement Rating: Green Last updated: July 26, 2018

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We do not tolerate acts of discrimination, harassment, profiling or other conduct causing harm to individuals on the basis of expression of race, color, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, religious beliefs, political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship or national origin among, other personal characteristics. Such conduct violates UCLA’s Principles of Community and may result in imposition of sanctions according to campus policies governing the conduct of students, staff and faculty.

We acknowledge that modern societies carry historical and divisive biases based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and religion, and we seek to promote awareness and understanding through education and research and to mediate and resolve conflicts that arise from these biases in our communities.

[… UCLA’s Principle of Community (“Principles”) is best understood as a hortatory document that articulates institutional aspirations and values. The Principles do not create positive law (e.g., substantive policies that define prohibited conduct). Nor do the Principles dictate the university’s procedures for enforcing positive law. The Principles do, however, refer to positive law and procedure (“. . . campus policies governing the conduct . . .”). These “campus policies” include the UCLA Student Conduct Code and the University of California SVSH Policy, both of which have received a Green Light rating from FIRE. – Letter from UCLA Vice Chancellor Jerry Kang to FIRE, June 19, 2018.]

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