principles of community

By August 28, 2013

We as members of the University of California, Riverside affirm our responsibility
and commitment to creating and fostering a respectful, cooperative, professional
and courteous campus environment. Implicit in this mutual respect is the right of
each of us to live, study, teach, and work free from harassment or denigration on
the basis of race/ethnicity, age, religious or political preference, gender,
transgender, sexual orientation, nation of origin, or physical abilities. Any violation of
this right by verbal or written abuse, threats, harassment, intimidation, or violence
against person or property will be considered a violation of the principles of
community that are an integral part of the University of California’s focus, goals, and
mission (and subject to sanction according to University policies and procedures).

principles of community

By August 28, 2013

UCSD faculty, staff, and students are expected to practice these basic principles as individuals and in groups.

*We affirm each individual’s right to dignity and strive to maintain a climate of justice marked by mutual respect for each other.

* We value the cultural diversity of UCSD because it enriches our lives and the university. We celebrate this diversity and support respect for all cultures, by both individuals and the university as a whole.

* We are a university that adapts responsibly to cultural differences among the faculty, staff, students, and community.

* We acknowledge that our society carries historical and divisive biases based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs. Therefore, we seek to foster understanding and tolerance among individuals and groups, and we promote awareness through education and constructive strategies for resolving conflict.

* We reject acts of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion, and political beliefs, and we will confront and appropriately respond to such acts.