University of California Policies
Accreditation & Standards
The University of California, Santa Cruz, is accredited by the Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the regional accrediting association. The institution is a member of the Association of American Colleges and is listed in the official publications of the U.S. Department of Education. The University of California, Santa Cruz holds membership in other professional and academic organizations.
Privacy of Records
University policy, consistent with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended, permits disclosure of certain categories of public information.
At UCSC the following information is considered to be a matter of public information and will be disclosed unless the student has requested that it be withheld:
- student's name;
- mailing address;
- e-mail address;
- local telephone number;
- college and major field of study;
- dates of attendance;
- class level;
- degrees and honors received;
- number of credits currently enrolled;
- name, weight, and height of participants on intercollegiate athletic teams.
To have this information withheld from release, go to the UCSC Directory Restrictions link on the Student Portal. Be sure that you understand the implications of requesting a Non-Release of Public Information. Every single item listed above will be withheld. Neither the Office of the Registrar not Summer Session can verify your student status for a potential employer, publicize any honors you receive, or include your name and degree earned in the commencement program unless you remove the Non-Release of Public Information. Once a request for Non-Release of Public Information is filed, it remains in effect until you rescind it via the Student Portal.
If you have any questions about the implications of the Non-Release of Public Information, contact the Office of the Registrar: http://registrar.ucsc.edu, 190 Hahn Student Services, 459-4412.
The University of California prohibits discrimination against or harassment of any person employed by or seeking employment with the University on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran (special disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Vietnam era veterans, or any other veterans who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized).
The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. University policy is intended to be consistent with the provisions of applicable State and Federal laws. If you have questions about UCSC's EEO/AA policies, or if you believe that you have been discriminated against or harassed, please call the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at (831) 459-1758, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act
UCSC's annual security report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by UCSC; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible for the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the UCSC Police Department or by accessing the following web site:
The Title IX Office encourages anyone to report a possible violation of the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment as soon as possible after its occurrence, in order for appropriate and timely action to be taken. Under the policy, sexual violence includes: sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and invasions of sexual privacy. When the Title IX Office receives a report it can assist in creating safety utilizing no contact directives, accommodations (housing, transportation, academic and employment), and other interim safety measures as needed. Please note that all UC employees are required to report sexual violence and sexual harassment against a student to the Title IX Office. When the report is made by a third party, Title IX staff will reach out via email to the potential complainant to inform he/she/them of their reporting options and the resources and safety measures that are available.
The Title IX Office can assist complainants with alternative resolution as well as formal investigation. Generally, the Title IX Officer will follow the request of the complainant when deciding whether to initiate a formal investigation. In situations where the Title IX Officer deems that an investigation is necessary to mitigate a potential risk to the campus community, the Title IX Officer may initiate an investigation without a formal complaint; however, the complainant(s) can choose whether or not to participate in the investigation.
The Title IX Office conducts an investigation to determine whether the UC Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment was violated and will make recommendations for discipline. To make a report or for more information about Title IX administrative procedures and options, contact the Title IX Officer, Tracey Tsugawa at 831.459.2462
For information and resources related to sexual violence please visit safe.ucsc.edu