May 3, 2011


SUBJECT:    Comment Period for the UC San Diego Conduct Code

In May 2009, I established a work group and charged the group to review and revise the University's Student Conduct Code. The group was asked to develop a new Code with broad based support from students and administrators alike and a deliberate focus on student learning and development. Additionally, the Code was to be paired with a clearly articulated process for its administration that provided for procedural due process and the expedient resolution of conduct related incidents. The work group members include representatives from Associated Students, College Councils, Graduate Student Association, Office of Graduate Studies, Academic Integrity, Council of Deans, Council of Provosts, Council of Resident Deans, Office of Student Conduct, Student Legal Services, Campus Police, and others whose roles at the University may touch conduct issues.

The work group reviewed current policies and procedures at UC San Diego and the best practices at other universities, and it met extensively over the past two years to draft a new Code for the UC San Diego community. In the last few months the group has shared the draft Code with a variety of academic and administrative groups on campus to gather initial insights. Now the group wishes to gather feedback from the broader UC San Diego student, faculty, and staff community through open consultations to be held on Tuesday, May 17 at 12:00 and Monday, May 23 at 3:00 in the Price Center East Forum. UC San Diego community members are also welcome to submit feedback via the work group's comprehensive web site,

Work group members will continue the feedback process during the Fall quarter with consultations targeted to a wide range of student organizations. A draft of the revised Code, an updated presentation schedule, and other related materials are also available on the web site. Please provide your feedback on the draft Code either via the web site or directly to the work group's co-chairs as identified on the site.

I would like to express my gratitude to the members of the Student Conduct Code workgroup for their tireless effort in the development of the draft Code.

Penny Rue
Vice Chancellor-
Student Affairs