University of California, Davis
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Ninth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Linda Katehi
University of California, Davis
Fifth Floor Mrak Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
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On this page, FIRE has excerpted policies that address speech and expression. You may download the full policy in .pdf form, below.
Restrictions on Expressive Rights
Harassment Policies (Learn More)
Policy On Student Conduct And Discipline 12-13
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, conduct that is motivated on the basis of a person's race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, pregnancy, marital status, ancestry, service in the uniformed services, physical or mental disability, medical condition, or perceived membership in any of these classifications.
Sexual Harassment 12-13
other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, when submission to or rejection of this
conduct affects a person’s employment or education, unreasonably interferes with a person’s
work or educational performance, or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or
Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience (Learn More)
Principles of Community 12-13
Free Speech Zones
Policy and Procedure Manual: Distribution of Information and Literature 12-13
generally, except that materials may not be distributed in outdoor areas surrounding oncampus student residential facilities as defined in the Student Housing Solicitation policy.
Internet Usage Policies
Acceptable Use Policy 12-13
in a manner that creates a hostile working environment (including sexual or other forms
of harassment), or that violates obscenity laws.
unlawful activities or activities that violate University policy, including fraudulent, libelous,
slanderous, harassing, threatening, or other communications.
Policies on Bias and Hate Speech
University of California Campus Climate 12-13
You may report in a variety of ways:
*Report anonymously or by name, via this Campus Climate page, by selecting the University of California campus where the incident occurred from the list to the right and clicking "Continue".
* Report anonymously to an appropriate campus office, based on the nature of the incident. Please refer to the website for the campus where the incident occurred.
* Report anonymously via your campus' Bias Reporting page, by selecting your campus from the Local Bias Reporting menu above. If your campus does not appear on this list, there is no local reporting form available. Please use this form, instead.
* File a report with your Campus Police Department, via the Campus Police menu above.
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The speech codes and policies above were last fully checked via internet and other research means by FIRE in January 2013. According to FIRE’s research the substantive policies are current at least until this date. Directory information, including the name of the president of the college or university, may have been updated more recently. If any policy has been revised, or if you believe that we are in error, please contact us.