University of California, Irvine
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|Public or Private:||Public|
|Federal Circuit:||Ninth Circuit|
|Head of Institution:||Chancellor Michael V Drake
University of California, Irvine
The Chancellor's Office
Irvine, CA 92697-1900
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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)
Office of Student Conduct: Grounds for Discipline 12-13
Housing Policies: Harassment 12-13
substantially impairs a person’s access to University programs or activities that the person is effectively
denied equal access to the University’s resources and opportunities.
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.
Housing Policies: Violence, Abuse, and Threatening Behavior 12-13
violence against another person or their property, as well as conduct that threatens the health and safety
of self (including threats or attempts of suicide), are prohibited within housing communities or on the
campus at large.
Policies on Tolerance, Respect, and Civility (Learn More)
Resident Guide: Principles of Community 12-13
understand that we will not tolerate any form of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, threat, or abuse,
whether verbal or written, physical or psychological, direct or implied. Alcohol or substance abuse,
ignorance, or humorous intent will not be accepted as an excuse. We will respond to such behavior
in a manner consistent with our educational mission and our policies for behavior on campus and in
Housing Policies: Student Rights 12-13
Policies Restricting Freedom of Conscience (Learn More)
Office of Student Conduct: Principles of Community 12-13
Internet Usage Policies
Computer and Network Use Policy 12-13
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.
Advertised Commitments to Free Expression
Office of Student Conduct: Speech and Advocacy Policy 12-13
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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.