PRINCIPLES OF COMMUNITY
UCI is a multicultural community of people from diverse backgrounds. Our activities, programs, classes, workshops, lectures, and everyday interactions are enriched by our acceptance of one another, and we strive to learn from each other in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect.
Our legacy for an increasingly multicultural academic community and for a learning climate free from expressions of bigotry is drawn from the United States and California Constitutions, and from the charter of the University of California which protects diversity and reaffirms our commitment to the protection of lawful free speech. Affirmation of that freedom is an effective way of ensuring that acts of bigotry and abusive behavior will not go unchallenged within the University. Tolerance, civility, and mutual respect for diversity of background, gender, ethnicity, race, and religion are as crucial within our campus community as are tolerance, civility, and mutual respect for diversity of political beliefs, sexual orientation, and physical abilities. Education and clear, rational, and vigorous challenges are positive responses to prejudice and acts of bigotry.
The University's nondiscrimination policy, in compliance with applicable federal and state law, covers treatment in University programs and activities as well as admission and employment. UCI expects all those affiliated with it to adhere to the letter and the spirit of University nondiscrimination policies and related federal and state laws. Information concerning these policies is available on the World Wide Web at http://www.ucop.edu/.
Allegations of physical abuse, threats of violence, or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person on University property or in connection with official University functions will be investigated promptly and, where found to exist, appropriate actions will be taken in accordance with University policy.
All who work, live, study, and teach at UCI are here by choice and, as part of that choice, should be committed to these Principles of Community which are an integral part of the guidelines by which the University community can successfully conduct its affairs.
STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE
Students enrolling in the University are expected to assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the University's function as an educational institution. A handbook is available which sets forth standards of conduct expected of UCI students. University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students lists rules concerning conduct and related matters, as established by the policies of the Regents and the President of the University and also incorporates campus regulations. Copies are available from the Dean of Students, located in the UCI Student Center; the University Ombudsman, located in University Tower, Suite 640; and on the World Wide Web at http://www.dos.uci.edu/judicial/uci_policy.php.
The UCI Academic Senate Policies on Academic Honesty were approved by the Irvine Division on June 2, 1988, and most recently revised on June 7, 2007.
The University is an institution of learning, research, and scholarship predicated on the existence of an environment of honesty and integrity. As members of the academic community, faculty, students, and administrative officials share responsibility for maintaining this environment. It is essential that all members of the academic community subscribe to the ideal of academic honesty and integrity and accept individual responsibility for their work. Academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at the University of California, Irvine. Cheating, forgery, dishonest conduct, plagiarism, and collusion in dishonest activities erode the University's educational, research, and social roles. They devalue the learning experience and its legitimacy not only for the perpetrators but for the entire community.
All members of the academic community have a responsibility to ensure that scholastic honesty is maintained.
Faculty have primary responsibility for:
1. Upholding and enforcing universitywide principles of academic honesty and integrity and explaining clearly these principles including any qualifications which may be operative in the classes they are teaching.
2. Minimizing opportunities for academic misconduct in their courses.
3. Confronting students suspected of academic dishonesty in a way that respects student privacy.
4. Affording students accused of academic misconduct the right to appeal any resulting disputes to disinterested parties for hearing and resolution.
5. Assigning an appropriate grade to a student who engages in academic dishonesty.
6. Reporting all instances of academic dishonesty to appropriate Associate Deans.
7. Protecting the anonymity of any student reporting an incident of academic dishonesty to the extent permitted by due process required for the accused and other legal requirements.
Students have responsibility for:
1. Refraining from cheating and plagiarism.
2. Refusing to aid or abet any form of academic dishonesty.
3. Notifying professors and/or appropriate administrative officials about observed incidents of academic misconduct. The anonymity of a student reporting an incident of academic dishonesty will be protected.
C. WHAT IS ACADEMIC DISHONESTY?
Academic dishonesty applies equally to electronic media and print, and involves text, images, and ideas. It includes but is not limited to the following examples:
1. Copying from others during an examination.
2. Communicating exam answers with other students during an examination.
3. Offering another person's work as one's own.
4. Taking an examination for another student or having someone take an examination for oneself.
5. Sharing answers for a take-home examination or assignment unless specifically authorized by the instructor.
6. Tampering with an examination after it has been corrected, then returning it for more credit.
7. Using unauthorized materials, prepared answers, written notes or information concealed in a blue book or elsewhere during an examination.
8. Allowing others to do the research and writing of an assigned paper (including use of the services of a commercial term-paper company).
1. Stealing or attempting to steal an examination or answer key from the instructor.
2. Changing or attempting to change academic records without proper sanction.
3. Submitting substantial portions of the same work for credit in more than one course without consulting all instructors involved.
4. Forging add/drop/change cards and other enrollment documents, or altering such documents after signatures have been obtained.
5. Intentionally disrupting the educational process in any manner.
6. Allowing another student to copy off of one's own work during a test.
Plagiarism is intellectual theft. It means use of the intellectual creations of another without proper attribution. Plagiarism may take two main forms, which are clearly related:
1. To steal or pass off as one's own the ideas or words, images, or other creative works of another.
2. To use a creative production without crediting the source, even if only minimal information is available to identify it for citation.
Credit must be given for every direct quotation, for paraphrasing or summarizing a work (in whole, or in part, in one's own words), and for information which is not common knowledge.
Any student who knowingly or intentionally helps another student perform any of the above acts of cheating or plagiarism is subject to discipline for academic dishonesty.
D. PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH INCIDENTS OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY
Many, perhaps most, incidents of academic dishonesty involve accusations which are based on clear evidence and which are not contested by the accused student. In such cases, if the infraction is relatively minor and there is no indication that the accused student has previously been involved in such incidents, it is most appropriate that the matter be resolved between the student and the faculty member. When this occurs, it is nevertheless important that a written report of the incident be filed to ensure that penalties assessed are commensurate with the offense and that repeated infractions be detected and dealt with appropriately.
More serious incidents and repeat offenses which call for stronger disciplinary action, may result in campuswide sanctions, in addition to the actions imposed by a faculty member. In such cases, these sanctions, as described in Section 105.00 of the Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, will be administered by the Academic Associate Deans or the Office of the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or Graduate Studies.
Finally, whenever an accusation of academic dishonesty or a grade given by a faculty member is contested by an accused student, the student has recourse for mediation of the dispute. Processes for mediation, resolution, and/or an investigation may be requested by the student or the Associate (Undergraduate or Graduate) Dean of the faculty member's school through the Office of the Ombudsman. In incidents where a campuswide sanction has been imposed, the student can request a hearing with the appropriate Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty which will be convened by the Office of either the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or the Dean of Graduate Studies, depending on the status of the accused student.
The procedures outlined here are designed to institute a system that recognizes that many cases of academic misconduct are best resolved between the student and faculty member involved, while it provides for appropriate record keeping and handling of serious and repeated offenses and guarantees a fair hearing to a student who has received a campuswide sanction.
Authority of Faculty Members
When a faculty member has evidence of student academic dishonesty, the faculty member must present the evidence to the student in a private meeting or communicate with the student by some other means. The faculty member must initiate this communication with the student within 15 calendar days of discovering evidence of academic dishonesty and evaluating the relevant work. The faculty member then may follow up with one or more of only the following actions:
1. To issue a reprimand to the student with letter of explanation to the student's file.
2. To require repetition of the questionable work or examination with letter of explanation to the student's file.
3. To reduce the grade to an 'F' or zero, if appropriate, on the questionable work or examination with written notification to the student and a letter of explanation to the student's file.
4. To assign the student a failing grade in the course or otherwise lower the grade in the course with a letter of explanation to the student's file.
It is essential that any such action be reported in writing to the student in a letter from the faculty member. Copies of this letter must also be sent to (a) the Associate Dean of the faculty member's school, (b) the Associate Dean of the student's school, who will maintain a file of cases of academic misconduct involving students enrolled in that school, and (c) the Office of the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or Dean of Graduate Studies, as appropriate. The faculty member is strongly encouraged to consult with the Associate (Undergraduate or Graduate) Dean of his or her school before the letter is drafted. Reference to (or a copy of) the UCI Academic Senate Policies on Academic Honesty should be included in the letter. If action (4) is taken, the faculty member is responsible for making certain that the failure is recorded by the Registrar on the student's permanent academic record. Careful documentation of the incident must be maintained by the faculty member in the event that his or her actions in the case should later be subject to review.
Responsibilities of the Academic Associate Deans
1. The Associate (Graduate or Undergraduate) Dean of either the accused student's school or of the faculty member's school may impose campuswide sanctions. Sanctions imposed by Associate Deans are final unless the student requests a hearing within 15 calendar days of notification. The 15-day period starts from the time the Associate Dean has notified the student of the discipline or has notified the student of the hearing and appeal process by providing a copy of this policy, whichever comes later. It is recommended that each case be brought to a final resolution within 90 days of instruction.
2. The Associate Dean (or equivalent official) of each school is responsible for maintaining confidential records concerning academic dishonesty of students enrolled in that school. All letters reporting faculty-imposed academic penalties for academic misconduct will be included in these files.
3. The Associate Dean of the accused student's school will be responsible for identifying all incidents which represent repeated offenses by a student and may impose a campuswide sanction because of repeat offenses.
4. Associate Deans are required to notify the student of the hearing and appeal process and provide the student a copy of this policy or explicitly refer the student to it. If an Associate Dean suspects grounds for a grievance involving discrimination, the student should be referred to Appendix II of The Manual of the Irvine Division of the Academic Senate, "Student Academic Grievance Procedures Relating to Non Discrimination" (which is limited to allegations of discrimination).
5. In those classes where academic dishonesty continues to be a problem and the faculty member or another university official has already been approached by the student(s) from the class, the Associate Dean will consult with the appropriate faculty member to address the problem.
6. Students who have on file recorded acts of academic dishonesty, as defined by the Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, may be excluded by the Associate Deans from consideration for academic honors at graduation. Another consequence could be that in admission to a major, for students who wish to change majors, individual majors may take into account the commission of an act of dishonesty. Exclusion from consideration for honors and exclusion from major change is not for the purposes of this policy to be considered a campuswide sanction. Students excluded from such consideration under this policy therefore are not eligible to request a formal hearing.
7. In those situations where a campuswide sanction is imposed and the student requests a hearing, the Associate Dean will forward to the Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty the materials which led him or her to impose the sanction. In addition, the Associate Dean will appear before the Hearing Panel to discuss the case upon request of the Hearing Panel.
When any student accused of academic dishonesty wishes to contest an action by a faculty member, the student may, within a 15-day period, request mediation by writing to the Associate Dean of the faculty member or to the Ombudsman. However, it should be understood that all grades are ultimately the responsibility of faculty. The period is 15 calendar days and starts from the time the Associate Dean has notified the student of the discipline or has notified the student of the hearing and appeal process by providing a copy of this policy, whichever comes later.
When a campuswide sanction is imposed, the affected student may, within 15 days of notification, request a hearing before a Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty. Students considering a hearing in response to campuswide sanctions for alleged academic misconduct are urged to contact the Associate Dean of their academic school and/or the University Ombudsman concerning possible sources of advice and assistance. Students should be advised regarding the grounds for appeal as specified in section 103.11 of the Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students.
Role of the Ombudsman
The services of the Ombudsman may be requested at any time by the student, the faculty member, or the Associate Dean. The role of the Ombudsman is to assist in conflict resolution, mediate the dispute, perform an informal inquiry of the case, and clarify policies and procedures for anyone involved.
In those incidents where imposition of a campuswide sanction is a consideration and the student has requested a hearing before the Panel on Academic Honesty, the case may be referred to the Office of the Ombudsman by the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or the Dean of Graduate Studies. An informal inquiry may be conducted by the Ombudsman who will then confer with the Associate Dean and the accused student. However, the findings of the Ombudsman will not be forwarded to the Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty. The case may be referred by either the student or the Ombudsman to either the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or the Dean of Graduate Studies, as appropriate, who will be responsible for convening the Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty.
Students should always be informed by the Associate Dean of their school of their right to secure the assistance of the Ombudsman in understanding and addressing the problem or issue.
Role of the Deans of Undergraduate Education and Graduate Studies
Whenever an incident of academic misconduct is referred to the Office of the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or the Dean of Graduate Studies by the student or the Ombudsman, a representative of the appropriate offices will meet with the student and, if requested, explain the process and arrange the time and place of a hearing before the appropriate (Undergraduate or Graduate) Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty. The appropriate Dean will maintain a record of all cases of academic dishonesty reported by the respective Associate Deans.
Formal resolution by the appropriate Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty may result in the imposition by the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or the Dean of Graduate Studies of one or more of the sanctions described in section 105.00 of the Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, including suspension or dismissal from the University.
E. HEARING PANELS ON ACADEMIC HONESTY
1. Jurisdiction of the Hearing Panels on Academic Honesty
There will be two types of Hearing Panels on Academic Honesty. One type of Hearing Panel will hear cases of campuswide sanctions on undergraduate students while the other will hear graduate student cases. The Hearing Panels can reduce, affirm, or increase sanctions.
2. Composition of the Hearing Panels on Academic Honesty
An undergraduate Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty will be convened for each case submitted throughout the year. The pool from which each Undergraduate Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty shall be drawn consists of all appointed faculty and ex officio faculty on the Council of Student Experience, selected student Peer Academic Advisors nominated by the academic units (one per unit), and three representatives from the Office of the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education, appointed by the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education. These groups will be trained in the Academic Honesty policy and procedures by a representative of the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education so that there will be a ready pool of qualified participants available on short notice when a hearing is called. For each hearing involving an Undergraduate Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty, two faculty appointed by the Council on Student Experience Chair, two student Peer Academic Advisors and one representative from the Office of the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education appointed by the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education shall form an Undergraduate Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty to hear the student appeal. The hearing will be scheduled by the Office of the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education.
The Graduate Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty will be a standing administrative committee composed of two faculty, two students, and a representative of the Dean of Graduate Studies. Terms of faculty members will be two years. One faculty member will be appointed annually by the Dean of Graduate Studies. To ensure continuity, terms will be staggered; during the first year of operation only, one faculty member will be appointed for a one-year term. One additional faculty member will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies to serve as an alternate to the Graduate Hearing Panel. The two students shall serve for one year and will be appointed by AGS. One additional student member will be appointed by AGS to serve as an alternate.
3. Role of the Associate Dean
The Associate Dean will forward to each Hearing Panel the evidence which led to his or her decision to impose the campuswide sanction. In addition, the Associate Dean will appear before the Hearing Panel to comment on the case if the Hearing Panel wishes.
a. If the student requests a hearing, the Office of the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or the Dean of Graduate Studies shall schedule a hearing of the case before the appropriate Hearing Panel. Written notice must be given to the parties involved regarding the date, time, and place of the hearing.
b. The chair will be elected by the membership of the Hearing Panel. The chair will rule on all questions of procedure, the admission or exclusion of evidence, and the need to call witnesses for additional testimony. Hearings shall be held in accordance with generally accepted standards of procedural due process.
c. Hearings will be closed unless the parties involved agree to an open hearing. Every effort must be made by all parties to maintain confidentiality during the process.
d. Hearings shall be held following the provisions in sections 103.11. (5, 6, and 8) of the Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline in the Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, except that the role of the Dean of Students shall be filled by the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or Graduate Studies, depending on the status of the student.
5. Report of the Hearing Panel on Academic Honesty
After a hearing, a Hearing Panel shall arrive at a decision. When a decision is reached, the student and the appropriate Academic Associate Dean will be informed of the judgment.
6. Final Appeal
If the campuswide sanction is upheld by a Hearing Panel, the report of the Hearing Panel and all supporting evidence may be sent for a final level of review at the request of the student. If the accused student is an undergraduate, the case will be reviewed by the Dean of Graduate Studies. If the accused student is a graduate student, the case will be reviewed by the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education. This final review process can only result in decreasing the sanctions imposed on the student or leaving them unchanged. There are no further appeals or processes.
Once the judgment has been rendered the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or Graduate Studies will implement the judgment in the form of a letter to the student as well as initiate any other necessary administrative actions.
F. MAINTENANCE OF DISCIPLINARY RECORDS
Records relating to academic dishonesty will be maintained by the Associate Deans and the Offices of the Deans of the Division of Undergraduate Education and Graduate Studies to promote consistency of penalties for a given offense and to ensure appropriate action against repeat offenders. Records will normally be destroyed after five years, unless the Associate Dean determines in any particular case that there is good reason to extend the period of retention. In order to ensure that minor and nonrecurring infractions do not negatively impact a student's career beyond UCI, any student may petition to the Associate Dean of his or her academic school to have relevant academic disciplinary records expunged after the record is two years old or upon graduation, whichever comes first. The Associate Dean has sole authority to consider and to grant or deny such petitions. The University will release a student's disciplinary records to potential employers, governmental agencies, other educational institutions, or other organizations or individuals only if authorized to do so by the student in question or if compelled by law. Any record expunged by the Associate Dean will also be erased in the Dean of the Division of Undergraduate Education or Graduate Studies Offices.
This policy is intended to focus solely on issues related to academic dishonesty. Certain details of the implementation of procedures specified here can be found in the UCI publication Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, available free of charge from the Office of the Ombudsman, located in University Tower, Suite 650-A; the Office of the Dean of Students, located in the UCI Student Center; and on the World Wide Web at http://www.dos.uci.edu/judicial/uci_policy.html.
The State of California and the University of California have expressly and repeatedly asserted their opposition to hazing and preinitiation activities which do not contribute to the positive development and welfare of the individuals involved.
In February 2006, the Education Code of the State of California was repealed and amended to codify within the Penal Code a new definition of hazing. In accordance with the revised Education Code and Penal Code, students are advised of the following:
Education Code 32052
Any person who participates in the hazing of another, or any corporation or association which knowingly permits hazing to be conducted by its members or by others subject to its direction or control, shall forfeit any entitlement to State funds, scholarships, or awards which are enjoyed by him, by her, or by it, and shall be deprived of any sanction or approval granted by any public educational institution or agency.
Penal Code 245.6
Section 245.6 of the Penal Code reads:
(a) It shall be unlawful to engage in hazing, as defined in this section.
(b) "Hazing" means any method of initiation or preinitiation into a student organization or student body, whether or not the organization or body is officially recognized by an educational institution, which is likely to cause serious bodily injury to any former, current, or prospective student of any school, community college, college, university, or other educational institution in this state. The term "hazing" does not include customary athletic events or school-sanctioned events.
(c) A violation of this section that does not result in serious bodily injury is a misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of not less than one hundred dollars ($100), nor more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or imprisonment in the county jail for not more than one year, or both.
(d) Any person who personally engages in hazing that results in death or serious bodily injury as defined in paragraph (4) of subdivision (f) of Section 243 of the Penal Code, is guilty of either a misdemeanor or a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment in county jail not exceeding one year, or by imprisonment in the state prison.
(e) The person against whom the hazing is directed may commence a civil action for injury or damages. The action may be brought against any participants in the hazing, or any organization to which the student is seeking membership whose agents, directors, trustees, managers, or officers authorized, requested, commanded, participated in, or ratified the hazing.
(f) Prosecution under this section shall not prohibit prosecution under any other provision of law.
Campus Safety and Security
The UCI Police Department (UCIPD) is responsible for the safety and security of the UCI campus as well as properties owned, controlled, or occupied by the University. UCIPD and UCI administration make continual efforts to reduce crime on campus and at the Medical Center. The following information is excerpted from the Crime Awareness Bulletin, which is published annually in September and distributed to new and continuing students, as well as to faculty and staff, at both the campus and the Medical Center.
The UCI Police Department's Crime Prevention Unit offers ongoing educational programs and presentations to the campus community. With the assistance of the Community Service Officers and Patrol Division, the Crime Prevention Unit teaches prevention and awareness about drugs and alcohol, domestic violence, sexual assault, identity theft, property and auto theft, workplace violence, and personal safety including the RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) Program for women and radKIDS (Resisting Aggression Defensively) for children. For more information or to schedule a presentation, call (949) 824-7181 or visit http://www.police.uci.edu. Monthly crime prevention tips are also available on the Web site.
Day and night, no matter where you go, you should be aware of your surroundings, should exercise good common sense, and should use safety precautions as you would elsewhere. Theft is the most common security problem. Property theft is preventable if you keep your personal belongings (backpack, laptop computer, cellular phone) in sight, within arm's length, or secured in a locked place. Students living on campus should keep their doors locked at all times. Faculty and staff should keep valuables locked up while they are in their workplace. The last person to leave a laboratory or building should lock the doors. Report the presence of unknown visitors or suspicious persons to the UCI Police Department or UCI Medical Center Security as soon as possible.
Use the UCI Safety Escort Service (949-824-SAFE) if you are out at night, don't walk alonewalk in pairs, and learn the location of the Emergency Call Boxes (Blue Light Phones).
EMERGENCY CALL BOXES (BLUE LIGHT PHONES)
Both the campus and the Medical Center have emergency call boxes (Blue Light Phones). Use them to report emergencies, crimes, suspicious persons or activities, accidents, safety hazards, and to call for a Safety Escort.
The campus has 125 Blue Light Phones scattered around the ring mall and in parking structures and lots. (See the campus map for locations.) The blue light on the box easily identifies them, and the boxes detect all sounds within a 15-foot radius. To use the phone, just push the button located on the front of the call box. You are then automatically connected to the UCI Police Department. The Medical Center has 21 emergency call boxes located throughout the complex and in the southeast corner of the Manchester parking lot. These phones are connected to the UCIPD dispatcher.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE POLICIES
UCI is designated a drug-free environment, and only under certain conditions is the consumption of alcohol permitted. The sale, manufacture, distribution, or possession of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by UCIPD. All members of the UCI community-students, faculty, and staff-who violate these laws are subject to disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fines, and imprisonment.
Sales, consumption, and the furnishing of alcohol on the UCI campus are restricted by UCI's Alcohol Policy and California State law and are controlled by the California Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC). However, ABC and UCIPD share enforcement of alcohol laws on campus. It is unlawful to sell, furnish, or give alcohol to a person under the age of 21 years (this includes the Anthill Pub & Grille). The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 in a public place, or in a place open to the public, is illegal. It is also a violation of UCI's Alcohol Policy for anyone under the age of 21 to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private housing area on campus. Students and employees found violating alcohol/substance policies or laws could be subject to sanctions by the University.
It is a serious violation of the law to possess a firearm on University property. Section 626.9 of the California Penal Code makes it a felony to bring or to possess a firearm on the grounds, or within buildings (including private residences) of the University of California, without the written permission of the Chancellor or the Chancellor's designee.
Please report to the UCI Police Department anyone who has stated that they have a gun on campus or who has made a threat to use a firearm on campus. You can ask to be anonymous when reporting.
TO REPORT AN INCIDENT
UCIPD needs your help to build and maintain a safe community. If you become suspicious about unknown visitors or someone's actions appearing unusual for the time and place, call UCIPD. They will assess the situation and take the appropriate action. Please report crimes; you can ask to be anonymous.
On campus, dial 9-1-1 or (949) 824-5222 for a police, medical, or fire emergency. For non-emergency police services dial (949) 824-5223. The UCI Police Department's campus office is open 24 hours a day and is located on the ground floor of the Public Services Building, at the corner of East Peltason and Pereira Drives.
At the Medical Center, dial 9-1-1 or (714) 456-5222 for a police emergency, (714) 456-6123 for a fire or medical situation. The Medical Center Security office is located in Building 2 adjacent to the Emergency Department's ambulance ramp.
Crimes occurring off campus should be reported immediately to the city/state law enforcement agency where the crime occurred.
UCI CRIME STATISTICS
Pursuant to the Federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1999, the University of California, Irvine annually makes available to all students, faculty, and staff statistics on the reported occurrences of criminal activity on and off campus and at the UCI Medical Center.
The University of California, Irvine's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crime that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned and controlled by UCI, at the UCI Medical Center, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus and Medical Center. The report also includes institutional policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. To obtain a copy of this report go to the UCI Police Department Web site at http://www. police.uci.edu/studentright.html, or visit the Department in person.
150 Public Services Building
Irvine, CA 92697-4900
Crime Prevention Unit: (949) 824-7181