Please see the Related Information Box for the offical 2012 Clery Statistics, Resource List and Annual Fire Report PDF.
2012 Clery Crime Report Here.
2012 Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics Act Report & Annual Fire Safety Report This Act requires UCLA to distribute the information contained in this report to all current and potential UCLA students and employees.
We are committed to making the UCLA campus a safe and secure environment for teaching, research and community service. This report provides information to our campus community to raise awareness about crime activity and the resources available to those we serve.
The 2012 Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Report is designed to inform you of UCLA’s campus crime statistics, security policies and steps you can take to maximize your personal safety. The University of California Los Angeles Police Department (UCLA PD) and Campus Administration are committed to providing the highest standard of professionalism and services on behalf of this University and the surrounding community we serve.
James D. Herren
Chief of Police
Reporting the Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics
UCLA PD prepares the text for the policies and practices section with input and additional information from other University Departments. UCLA PD collects statistical information from Campus Security Authorities (CSA) and local municipal police departments including the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Pasadena Police Department, Santa Monica Police Department, Culver City Police Department, and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.
- Professional Counselors & Pastoral Counselors
Licensed counselors and campus clergy (pastoral counselors) are exempt from reporting requirements. UCLA encourages counselors, if and when they deem it appropriate, to inform those they counsel of procedures for reporting crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the Campus Security Report. The Police Community Services Director meets with staff in these areas to discuss Clery requirements and the importance of reporting for statistical purposes.
Statistical crime information from UCLA PD, CSAs and outside law enforcement agencies is integrated into a single page, included at the end of this document, on the UCLA PD web page, and provided in a hard copy document upon request. An annual postcard notification is sent to the campus community from the Chancellor reminding constituents that safety is a priority and referring them to the Clery website to review the complete report.
University of California Los Angeles Police Department (UCLA PD) Authority and Jurisdiction
The UCLA Police Department is vested with the authority and responsibility to enforce all applicable local, state and federal laws. Officers have the authority and duty to conduct criminal investigations, arrest violators and suppress campus crime. UCLA PD officers are duly sworn peace officers under California Penal Code Section 830.2(b), authorized to carry firearms, and have the same authority as municipal police officers to use police powers of arrest. UCLA PD has primary jurisdiction of all UCLA‐owned and operated properties and concurrent jurisdiction with local agencies in adjacent areas. In addition, UCLA PD is the primary responder to off‐campus addresses that house affiliated programs such as fraternities and sororities. Local police typically provide information regarding UCLA affiliates who come to their attention in areas adjacent to campus.
UCLA PD also provides unarmed Community Service Officers (CSOs) to assist with security in buildings and around campus. The CSOs are primarily part‐time student workers who serve as the eyes and ears of the UCLA PD.
UCLA PD endeavors to provide law enforcement and educational programs complementary to the University mission of education, research and community service. UCLA PD has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with LAPD and Santa Monica PD. UCLA PD works closely with these and other local law enforcement agencies in a collaborative effort to prevent regional crime and apprehend criminal suspects. We continually seek to provide a safe and secure environment for all members of our community.
UCLA PD maintains a 60 day Clery crime log at the front counter of the Police Station and is accessible to the public during regular business hours.
Reporting Criminal Offenses, Emergencies & Other Incidents
Students, faculty, staff, guests and other community members are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety-related incidents to UCLA PD in a timely manner. Reporting timely information assists in developing warnings and alerts regarding potential danger on campus.
Crimes in progress and crimes that have just occurred should be reported to UCLA PD as soon as possible by dialing 9‐1‐1 from any cellular or campus phone. Because using 9-1-1 for non-emergency calls may delay help for people caught in real emergencies, non-emergency crime reports and security or public safety-related matters should be reported to UCLA PD by dialing (310) 825-1491 or by using extension 5-1491 within the University phone system.
When calling to report a crime or incident, please be ready to provide detailed information such as a brief description of the incident, when and where the incident occurred, description of the suspect(s), weapons the suspect(s) carried, where and when the suspect(s) was last seen and any other relevant information. Whenever possible, the actual victim or witness of the crime should call directly.
The UCLA Emergency Communications Center is staffed 24‐hours a day by trained public safety dispatchers. The dispatchers receive calls from 9‐1‐1 and business lines and assign the appropriate police officers, firefighters, Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) or emergency workers to handle each call.
- Emergency Phones
Over 360 Emergency Phones are located on the UCLA campus and are designated by their blue or yellow color. These phones are directly linked to UCLA PD and are activated upon pick up. If you cannot speak, all you need to do is activate the line and the dispatcher will identify your location and send assistance.
Non‐Emergency Procedures & Reports
For non‐emergency assistance, please call UCLA PD at (310) 825‐1491, or report incidents in person. Individuals are encouraged to report all crimes directly to the police. The UCLA Police Department is located on the UCLA campus at 601 Westwood Plaza, directly north of Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
Voluntary Confidential Reporting
UCLA PD encourages anyone who is the victim of a crime to report it directly to the police. Because police reports are public record under California law, confidentiality of reports cannot be guaranteed. Exceptions exist for sexual assault and crimes where victims or witnesses would be at risk should their names be released to the public. If you are the victim of a crime and do not want to pursue action within the university or the criminal justice systems you may still want to consider making a confidential report. This information will be disclosed in the annual report and used for statistical information to help prevent further crimes. Confidential information may be shared with the units noted in the previous sections. In addition, UCLA PD has an anonymous tip message line.
Anonymous Tip Message Line
If you would like to report a crime or related concern but do not wish to reveal your identity, UCLA PD offers an anonymous message line that allows you to leave specific information about a crime while ensuring your confidentiality: (310) 794‐5824. The anonymous tip line is checked routinely, however, it should NOT be used for crimes in progress.
Reporting Hate Crimes & Incidents
UCLA takes a strong stance against hate crimes. Crimes motivated by race, religion, ethnicity, disability or sexual orientation are hate crimes and are a serious offense under California law that may result in prison time. A conviction cannot be based on speech alone unless the speech is based on threats against a person or a group of people. If you are a victim of or witness to a hate crime or incident, report it as soon as possible to the appropriate police agency. If the incident occurs on or around campus, call UCLA PD at (310) 825-1491. The Dean of Students Office assists in handling hate crimes and conduct code violations.
Hate crimes or incidents can be reported anonymously by visiting www.reportincidents.ucla.edu and completing the UCLA Hate Crime and Hate Incident Reporting Form. All information submitted is confidential.
UCLA PD offers a brochure on Hate Crimes & Incidents at www.ucpd.ucla.edu/brochure/hate.pdf.
University departments are responsible for developing departmental emergency plans, policies and procedures, contingency plans and continuity of operations plans for their staff and areas of responsibility. The university conducts emergency response exercises each year, such as table top exercises, field exercises, and quarterly tests of the emergency notification systems on campus. These tests are designed to assess and evaluate department emergency plans and the capabilities of the institution, as well as educate the campus community to the systems they may encounter. The university’s campus safety website contains a variety of links regarding campus safety and emergency response plans. For more information please visit: http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/campus‐safety.
UCLA emergency response personnel have received training in the principles of the Incident Command System and responding to critical incidents on Campus. When a serious incident occurs that causes an immediate threat to the campus, the first responders to the scene are usually UCLA PD, UCLA Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services, Los Angeles Fire Department, and General Services (Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S), Transportation, and Emergency Management). These entities work together to manage the incident. Depending on the nature of the incident, affected UCLA departments and other local or federal agencies may also be involved through the provision of mutual aid.
General information about emergency response and evacuation procedures for UCLA is publicized each year as part of the institution’s Clery Act compliance efforts. This information is described in the next section and is also available on the UCLA PD website or in hard copy.
Notification: Significant Emergencies and Dangerous Situations
The UCLA Emergency Management Office (EMO) receives information from various offices and departments on campus including UCLA PD, Fire & Life Safety, Office of Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) and, at times, outside agencies.
The mass warning policy has a pre‐identified matrix to guide emergency planners on best practices for emergency situations that are likely to trigger initiation of the Emergency Notification System (ENS). Some situations will require confirmation from first response personnel prior to ENS activation. The system, described in the next paragraph, is tested quarterly with tests publicized in The Daily Bruin, the campus newspaper.
The EMO Emergency Manager and on‐call staff will, without delay and taking into account the safety of the community, determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the judgment of UCLA emergency response personnel, compromise the efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate the emergency. In the event of a serious incident that poses an immediate threat to members of the UCLA community, the University uses some or all of the various systems available for expedient communication including: emails, emergency text messages (sms), outdoor sirens & voice warning, scrolling emergency messages on the campus cable television, AM 1630, the UCLA Campus Newsroom, local media outlets, and social media (Facebook and Twitter). Furthermore, a large number of first responder vehicles are equipped with Public Address (PA) Systems. These units can be strategically placed throughout the campus to facilitate communication through the PA system. The University posts updates on the campus website during a critical incident. Recorded information and updates are available by calling 1-800‐900‐UCLA.
UCLA PD and other first response departments have the responsibility of responding to, and summoning the necessary resources, to mitigate, investigate, and document significant emergencies or dangerous situations. When a significant emergency or dangerous situation is confirmed, the campus community and/or the appropriate segments of the community that may be affected by the situation are notified.
The UCLA Emergency Management Office maintains a standard log for the use of the emergency notification system that includes the dates, approximate times, incident type, location, and the warning devices used of any ENS issuance, including tests and exercises, and whether the test was announced or unannounced (including routine maintenance).
In the event that a situation arises, either on or off campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief of UCLA PD or designee, constitutes an immediate or continuing criminal threat, a campus wide “timely warning” will be issued. Systems for issuing warnings include postings, direct distribution of flyers, text messages, emails to students, faculty, staff, the campus’ student newspaper, The Daily Bruin, and campus websites. UCLA PD also shares warnings from local police departments if the campus area may be impacted. Updates on crimes are provided on the UCLA PD web page, www.ucpd.ucla.edu. If you would like to receive information about the latest Crime Alert Bulletins as well as information on safety and crime prevention, join the UCLA PD listserv by visiting the Department webpage at www.ucpd.ucla.edu or by visiting
Anyone with information warranting a timely warning should report the circumstances to UCLA PD, by phone (310) 825‐1491 or in person at the station front counter located at 601 Westwood Plaza.
Campus Emergency Evacuation Procedures
Evacuation drills are conducted quarterly and at additional intervals as determined by the UCLA Fire/Life Safety Division. These unannounced drills prepare building occupants for an organized evacuation in case of fire or other emergencies. During the drill, occupants practice drill procedures and familiarize themselves with the location of exits, the evacuation route, designated assembly locations and the sound of the fire alarm.
On Campus Residence Halls
Building evacuation drills, conducted in coordination with the campus Fire Marshal’s office, require mandatory evacuation by residents, who cannot reenter until authorized. Residents are debriefed and written notices are sent following the fall quarter drill reiterating the importance of building evacuations including verification of evacuation routes and assembly areas.
Evacuation drills for on‐campus student housing are coordinated through UCLA Student Affairs Department, Office of Residential Life (ORL), Housing & Hospitality Services (H&HS), Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S), Fire & Life Safety Division, in coordination with the Emergency Management Office, and the campus fire marshal. Staff at the residence halls undergoes yearly training prior to the start of the academic school year covering topics such as fire suppression and safety, evacuation with simulated smoke, wheelchair/ADA evacuation, and emergency/disaster preparedness. An on call duty resident director, who acts as liaison with responding emergency personnel, is available 24/7 through on‐campus housing dispatch in the event of an emergency.
Evacuation drills are monitored by Fire & Life Safety, Emergency Management, EH&S, and the Housing Programs personnel to evaluate egress and behavioral patterns, and to make recommendations for corrective actions. Reports are prepared by participating departments that identify deficient equipment so that repairs can be made immediately. Recommendations for improvements are also submitted to the appropriate departments and offices for consideration.
On‐campus, non‐residential facilities conduct evacuation exercises in accordance with the State Fire Code. Exercises are minimally held in all high‐rise campus structures annually. Information about campus evacuation procedures is provided in the campus departmental emergency plans, campus department websites, and through building signage at fire exits, elevators and appropriate locations in the buildings.
For more information, please visit the following websites:
UCLA Campus Safety:
UCLA Emergency Management Office (Evacuations):
Campus Maintenance and Emergency Management
UCLA General Services Organization maintains campus facilities to ensure a safe and secure campus. Select members participate in a Disaster Initial Response Team and receive training in first response, fire suppression, basic search and rescue and restoring building functionality in the event of a major disaster. For more information on Emergency Management, contact the Emergency Preparedness Manager at (310) 825‐9200.
Security & Access to Campus Buildings & Grounds
The UCLA campus grounds include 419 acres with over 20,446,300 gross square feet of maintainable structures. The current population of UCLA consists of approximately 40,000 students, 28,000 staff and faculty, and 15,000 daily visitors. The daily population of approximately 83,000 is equivalent to a medium size city.
Most University buildings are open to the public during normal business hours and during evening hours when classes are in session or for special events. University buildings are generally locked otherwise and only faculty, staff and authorized students are admitted. To ensure building access is possible for only authorized individuals, it is essential that students, staff and faculty work together to keep the doors closed after hours. Do not leave doors propped open or unlocked after hours. Do not open the door for unfamiliar individuals. Remember, if your campus keys/access cards are lost or stolen, report the loss immediately to the issuing party.
UCLA housing serves approximately 13,000 students at on and off campus locations. Access to campus residential buildings is operated by Housing & Hospitality Services and is restricted to residents and their guests. The coordinated efforts of police patrols, CSOs, the Office of Residential Life, safety awareness seminars, and crime alert bulletins promote awareness of safety issues. Since residential halls and apartments are accessible 24 hours a day, it is important for residents to be aware of their surroundings at all times and exercise common sense. To ensure the safety and security of residents, do not allow unauthorized individuals to enter the building, keep the room door locked and do not open it without checking who is outside, make certain that the room is secure when leaving and always alert UCLA PD of any crimes occurring in or around the building. Be sure report any suspicious activity immediately to the police.
Weapons Prohibition on Campus
Possession of firearms or replicas, ammunition, explosives, knives or blades longer than 2½ inches, other weapons, and fireworks are against the law in the University community and at University‐sponsored activities. California Penal Codes 626.9 and 626.10 also prohibit the possession of firearms (including pellet and BB guns) on University property without specific written permission from the Chief of Police.
If you are a witness to a crime involving a weapon or see a weapon of any kind on campus, please alert UCLA PD by calling 9-1-1 or (310) 825‐1491 immediately.
Security Awareness & Crime Prevention Programs
The Crime Prevention Unit
Preventing crime effectively requires a partnership between the University and the surrounding community. UCLA PD is dedicated to promoting personal safety awareness through community outreach programs. The Crime Prevention Unit coordinates a variety of activities and resources to meet the safety needs of the entire campus community. Presentations and workshops regarding a variety of aspects of personal safety, prevention of workplace violence, office and business safety, rape and assault prevention and related topics are scheduled on a regular basis or by request for all campus members. Safety information is provided at to employee and student orientations. During 2011, campus presentations and programs reached approximately 20,000 individuals. Informational news articles, emergency flyers and safety related brochures describing incidents impacting campus security or personal safety are distributed to students and employees throughout campus.
UCLA PD also offers numerous crime prevention programs and workshops each quarter. Examples of programs and workshops include:
- Personal Safety: Crime prevention tips and actions that individuals can take to make themselves less vulnerable to crime. Examples of topics include robberies, assaults, stalking, identity theft, and property theft.
- Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention: Crime prevention tips regarding actions that individuals can take to make themselves less vulnerable to a sexual assault. Topics include rape prevention, acquaintance rape, the role of alcohol, and date‐rape drugs such as Rohypnol and GHB.
- Hate Crimes: Defines what constitutes a hate crime, relevant laws, how to report hate crimes and available resources.
- Drug & Alcohol Awareness: Designed to increase awareness and prevention of drug and alcohol use/abuse. Topics include drug and alcohol laws, alcohol consumption and driving under the influence.
The Crime Prevention Unit also conducts security surveys and inspects campus grounds based on the principles of CPTED (Crime Prevention through Environmental Design) to identify and address future security and safety needs.
Crime prevention literature is available at the police station lobby, on the UCLA PD webpage and throughout campus. Information, programs and written materials are available by calling (310) 825-6111. Brochures are available online at: http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1001477
UCLA Evening Van and Escort Services
- Evening Van Service
The Evening Van Service provides a safe means of transportation between campus buildings, on‐campus housing, and nearby residential areas during evening hours. This service is free for UCLA students, employees and visitors. For more information, please call (310) 825‐9800 or visit: http://map.ais.ucla.edu/go/1001008
- Escort Service
Community Service Officers (CSOs) are available for escorting UCLA students, employees and visitors between campus buildings, local living areas, and Westwood Village. This service is available 365 days a year from dusk to 1 a.m. For more information, please call (310) 794‐9255 (WALK).
Missing Person Procedures
Students residing in on-campus housing have the option to identify confidentially an individual to be contacted by UCLA in the event the student is determined to be missing for more than 24 hours. If a student has identified such an individual, UCLA will notify that individual no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.
UCLA PD accepts any report, including a telephone report, of a missing UCLA student. If UCLA PD determines that a student for whom a missing person report has been filed has been missing for more than 24 hours, then, within the next 24 hours, UCPD or the Office of Residential Life (ORL) will:
- Notify the individual identified by the student to be contacted in such circumstances.
- Notify a parent or guardian if the student is less than 18 years old.
- Notify appropriate law enforcement officials in the Los Angeles or other appropriate areas with a Teletype message or other similar measure.
Please refer to the end of this document for Clery crime statistics. Current crime information is available in the Daily Crime Log located at the front counter of the police station, as well as in the UCPD Annual Crime and Statistics Report located on the UCLA PD web page. The UCLA PD crime analyst can also assist with specific statistical requests.
Sexual Assault Prevention
New Student & Transition Programs provide orientation services to all new students regarding acquaintance rape & rape education. Additionally, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) conducts numerous workshops each year. These workshops are intended for staff, incoming first year students, as well as transfer students. Topics include:
- Sexual Harassment
- Sexual Assault Prevention
- Sexual Responsibility
The Office of Residential Life conducts presentations for residents throughout the year. Examples of workshops may include:
- Sex Jeopardy
- To Write Love on Her Arms
- That’s So Sweet
- Sex and Cookies
The UCPD Crime Prevention Unit also conducts sexual assault prevention and education presentations as requested.
Procedures for Reporting Sexual Assault
UCLA does not tolerate sexual assault or sexual misconduct. Where there is probable cause to believe a student has committed a sexual assault or has engaged in sexual misconduct, disciplinary action will be pursued. Sanctions may include dismissal from the University. Those who believe that they are the victims of sexual assault should:
- Immediately call the police department. For assaults that occur on or around campus, call 9-1-1 or the UCLA Police Department at (310) 825‐1491. For assaults that occur off university property, report it immediately to the local law enforcement agency. Students, staff and faculty who are near campus may also choose to report the sexual assault to UCLA PD.
- Get medical attention. UCLA PD will provide free transportation to the Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center Emergency Room and Rape Treatment Center (RTC) for emergency medical treatment and evidence collection. A counselor from the RTC will be available at that time, free of charge.
- Utilize campus and community support services.
- Contact the CARE Manager at Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). The CARE counselors have expertise in working with people who have been sexually assaulted. They can discuss options and alternatives, help identify the most appropriate support services, and provide information about medical care, psychological counseling, academic assistance, legal options, how to file a police report, and how to file a complaint through the Office of the Dean of Students. CARE counselors are available to assist any UCLA student regardless of where or when the assault occurred. For assistance, contact CAPS at (310) 825‐0768 or go to John Wooden Center West and ask to speak to a CARE counselor.
- Contact the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center (SMMC) for free emergency medical treatment and counseling services. SMMC is located at 1250 16th Street in the city of Santa Monica and may be contacted via telephone at (310)319-4000. SMMC For more information visit www.911rape.org.
Caring assistance is available for persons who have been subjected to sexual assault or sexual misconduct. They are encouraged in the strongest terms to make a report. When you choose to report a sexual assault to UCLA PD, a police officer will take the initial crime report. A rape counselor, friend or family member may be present at the survivor’s request. If the survivor has not received medical attention, the officer will take the survivor to the Santa Monica‐UCLA Medical Center’s Rape Treatment Center. The police officer will also inform the survivor of the availability of resources through the Counseling & Psychological Services Center to provide follow‐up assistance and support, if they have not already been contacted.
Medical attention for sexual assault survivors is vital to detecting and treating a range of medical concerns, including sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, and possible internal injuries. Within 72 hours of a sexual assault, it is important to collect evidence to aid the judicial process.
For more information regarding the treatment of sexual assault and rape, call the Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica‐UCLA Medical Center at (310) 319‐4000.
UCLA PD and Santa Monica-UCLA Rape Treatment Center provide support and assist survivors to ensure that they are fully informed of their rights under California law. Survivors will also receive information on appropriate judicial procedures such as pressing charges, obtaining a restraining order or filing a complaint with the Dean of Students Office.
While survivors of sexual assaults are strongly encouraged to contact UCLA PD, there may be occasions where students prefer to go to other campus staff. Staff members provide a wide range of resources and are available to assist the student in working with UCLA PD, if the survivor chooses. Residence Hall staff and academic advisors are available to assist survivors if housing and classes need to be changed.
UCLA PD detectives conduct the police investigation. The case is then submitted to the District Attorney or City Attorney, and charges may be filed based on their review.
Procedures for discipline in cases of an alleged sexual offense are covered in the UCLA Student Conduct Code. If the case involves a student conduct hearing, the complainant shall be entitled to be assisted by another member of the campus community during the hearing, and shall be entitled, for support, to have up to two persons of the complainant’s choice accompany the complainant to the hearing. Similar rights shall be afforded the accused student.
Additionally, the UCLA Student Conduct Code states that the results of any disciplinary action or Agreement of Resolution by the University and the results of any appeal may be disclosed to an alleged victim of sexual harassment or any violent physical assault. Disclosure shall be made within three working days of notification of the accused student. The University imposed sanctions may range from warning through dismissal.
Brochures on Acquaintance Rape and Dating and Domestic Violence are available at multiple locations on campus, including the UCLA Police Station.
Title IX Reporting
Individuals may also choose to report a sex offense to the University’s Sexual Harassment and Title IX Coordinator. This individual is responsible for coordinating the University’s compliance with Title IX and is located at 2241 Murphy Hall.
A list of Sexual Harassment Information Centers and General Campus Complaint Resolution Officers is located at www.sexualharassment.ucla.edu. A list of additional resources including the UC Policy on Sexual Harassment can be found at www.sexualharassment.ucla.edu/resources.html or www.policies.ucla.edu.
Sex Offender Notice
The State of California requires sex offenders to register with the police in the jurisdiction in which they reside. Information for the UCLA campus community area is available to the public online at www.meganslaw.ca.gov or at LAPD’s West LA Community Police Station, located at 1663 Butler Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90025‐3003, (310) 575‐8404.
Additionally, the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act provides for the tracking of convicted sex offenders enrolled at or employed at institutions of higher education. The State of
California (Penal Code 290) requires sex offenders already required to register within the state to, within 5 working days, also “register with the chief of police of a campus of the University of California if she or he is domiciled upon the campus or any of its facilities” of higher education at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. This information is available at the UCLA PD station upon request.
Disciplinary Action: Students, Staff & Faculty
The Dean of Students Office handles matters concerning alleged student violations of the UCLA Student Conduct Code and/or University Policies. The University has jurisdiction over student conduct that occurs on University property, or in connection with official University functions whether on or off University property. Although the University will not routinely invoke its disciplinary processes over student conduct that occurs off campus, the University has discretion to exercise such jurisdiction. University policies prohibit any physical harm to person(s) such as sexual assault, rape, violent threats and any conduct that may endanger a person(s) safety.
Anyone can make an allegation against a student; however, allegations must be in writing and may not be anonymous. Written allegations are evaluated by the Dean of Students prior to contacting the accused student. Hearings are conducted by the Student Conduct Committee or a Hearing Officer. The hearing is formal with the accused and accuser able to present witnesses and documents to support their case. Both parties may choose to be assisted by a Campus Advocate (defined as another member of the campus community such as faculty, staff, or student) who may actively participate in the hearing. Students may identify their own Campus Advocate or may request to be assisted by a volunteer Campus Advocate assigned by the Hearing Coordinator at no cost. Students may also choose to be advised by a person from outside the campus community (e.g., parent, attorney, etc.). That person may be present at the hearing, but may not speak on behalf of a student at any point during the hearing. The Dean will explain the outcome of the case and the reasons for the decision to both the accuser and accused.
If a student admits to violating the UCLA Student Conduct Code and/or University policies, or is found responsible in a hearing, he/she should expect to be sanctioned. Sanctions range from warning to dismissal from the University of California.
The Deans strive to impose sanctions that are appropriate given the violation. The list of sanctions can be found in the UCLA Student Conduct Code that is available at www.deanofstudents.ucla.edu.
Additional questions concerning student conduct can be answered by calling (310) 825‐3871 or visiting www.ucla.edu.
UCLA staff and faculty members may be subject to disciplinary action under applicable personnel policies. To report staff misconduct to Campus Human Resources Employee Relations, call (310) 794‐0860; To report faculty misconduct to the Academic Senate Grievance and Disciplinary Procedures Committee, call (310) 825‐3851.
University of California Policy on Substance Abuse
The University strives to maintain campus communities and work sites free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcohol or controlled substances, as defined in schedules I through V of the Controlled Substances Act, 21 United States Code 812, and by regulation of 21 Code of Federal Regulations 1308. Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of alcohol or controlled substances by University employees and students in the workplace, on University premises, at official University functions, or on University business is prohibited. In addition, employees and students shall not use illegal substances that impair their work performance, scholarly activities, or student life.
Employees found to be in violation of this policy (including student employees if the circumstances warrant) may be subject to corrective action up to and including dismissal, under applicable University policies and labor contracts.
Employees and students are encouraged to seek assistance, as appropriate, from Employee Support Programs, health centers, and counseling and psychological services available at University locations or through referrals. Information obtained regarding an employee or student during participation in such programs or services will be treated as confidential in accordance with Federal and State laws. Additional campus alcohol policies can be found at: www.deanofstudents.ucla.edu/Alcohol_Policy.pdf
Legal Sanctions, Federal and State
Numerous Federal, State and local statutes and ordinances relate to the manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol, and they impose legal sanctions for both felony and misdemeanor convictions for violations. Detailed information regarding these statutes, which may change over time, is available from UCLA PD, Student Legal Services and the Law and Bio Medical Libraries. Drugs considered to be controlled substances are listed in Schedules I through V of the Controlled Substance Act (29 U.S.C. 812) and are further defined by regulations 21 CFR 1308.15 through 1038.15.
Copies of the Act and Regulations are available for review from the Office of Campus Counsel (3149 Murphy Hall) and the Law and Bio Medical libraries.
Substance Abuse and Harm Reduction Education
Students with alcohol or substance abuse problems create safety and health risks for themselves and others. Such abuses also can result in a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems. Therefore, UCLA makes available to every student a variety of alcohol and substance abuse awareness programs that are designed to discourage the abuse of substances and to educate students on the merits of legal and responsible alcohol consumption.
Programs include the following:
- New Student & Transition Programs provides services to new students on topics of alcohol and substance abuse, acquaintance rape and rape education (as it is often related to alcohol use).
- Office of Residential Life (ORL) provides workshops for residents throughout the year. Examples of past workshops include the following:
- Why Do You Drink?!?
- How Much is One Drink
- Alcohol and Your Body
- Pick Your Poison
- Drink, Drink, Drink, or Should You?
- Blame It on the A‐A‐A‐A‐A Alcohol
- Alcohol Mythology
- Drinking in Saxon, Wait… can you?
- The Story of an (almost) Dead Student
- Booze Up
- Bruin Resource Center’s (BRC) Health Education unit is one of many campus departments that work in partnership with student groups to empower students who want to promote a healthy and safe campus environment around the issues of alcohol and other drug (AOD) use. BRC oversees the following:
- Oversight of the UCLA Drug‐Free Schools Committee which guides and develops campus AOD policy.
- Creation of the annual Chancellor’s Official Notice which details campus AOD policy and is distributed to every registered student.
- Production of multi‐media campaigns such as “Done 4” that aims to correct student misperceptions regarding drinking norms on campus and “Be a Hero … Get the Keys” that encourages the reduction of harm to self and others.
- Implementation of the online “AlcoholEdu” course required of all new undergraduate and transfer students.
- Training student leaders to conduct ongoing alcohol harm reduction programs.
- Facilitation of training workshops to staff and student groups.
- Presentation of courses and opportunities for independent study (through the School of Public Health), which incorporate content on harm reduction.
- Referrals to UCLA Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and treatment programs.
- Collaboration on research and evaluation.
- Grants to support alcohol harm reduction programs.
- Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides counseling and referral assistance to students who are troubled by alcohol or substance abuse problems. The service is completely confidential and free to regularly enrolled students. All information and counseling is treated in accordance with University Policies and State and Federal Laws. Any decision to seek assistance is not used in connection with any academic determination or as a basis for disciplinary proceedings. CAPS may be contacted at 310‐825‐0768, in person at John Wooden Center West at 221 Westwood Blvd on the UCLA Campus or at http://www.counseling.ucla.edu. CAPS also provides preventative education presentations, including the following:
- Alcohol Use & Misuse: Making Informed Choices
- Alcohol & Marijuana: Making Informed Choices
- Alcohol & Other Substance Screening
- Brief Intervention
- Referral & Treatment Training (for Staff)
In addition CAPS provides AOD harm‐reduction treatment as follows:
- AUDIT‐C (Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test – College Version) screening of 100% of CAPS clients at intake (approximately 5200 students).
- ASSIST (Alcohol, Smoking, & Substance Involvement Screening Test) administration for all clients screened positive on AUDIT‐C (approximately 35% of intakes).
- Individual brief motivational intervention following ASSIST screening; referral as needed for more intensive AOD treatment.
- “Maintaining Healthy Lifestyles”: 3‐session harm‐reduction group treatment for alcohol and other substance users (generally for students mandated for AOD treatment) – continuously offered throughout the academic year; typically no more than 6 students in each group.
- “Moving Forward”: 6 – 8 session group motivational group treatment for students at high risk of harmful outcomes associated with alcohol use/abuse – typically 1 group per quarter; no more than 8 participants per group.
- 3-session motivational treatment for students referred primarily from Dean of Students, Office of Residential Life and Athletics.
Additional AOD Resources:
- Alcoholics Anonymous meets at various locations on campus once a week.
- Safe Party website includes information on Alcohol Poisoning, Legal Consequences, Party Host Tips, Serving Size Drink Comparison, Safe Party Tips Flyer.
- The UCLA Police Department Crime Prevention Unit conducts alcohol awareness presentation to any department upon request.
Health Risks Associated with Substance Abuse
Substance abuse may result in a wide array of serious health and behavioral problems. Substance abuse has both long and short-term effects on the body and the mind. Alcohol and drugs may be toxic to the human body. In addition to toxicity, contaminant poisonings often occur with drug use. HIV infection with intravenous drug use is a one such hazard.
Acute or long-term health problems may include heart attack, stroke, and sudden death, which can occur for first time cocaine users. Long-lasting effects caused by drug and alcohol abuse can cause disruption of normal heart rhythm, high blood pressure, leaks of blood vessels in the brain, bleeding and destruction of brain cells, possible memory loss, infertility, impotency, immune system impairment, kidney failure, cirrhosis of the liver, and pulmonary damage. Drug use during pregnancy may result in fetal damage and birth defects causing hyperactivity, neurological abnormalities, and developmental difficulties.
Where to Get Help – Drug & Alcohol Programs
Students who are struggling with symptoms related to their own or someone else’s alcohol or drug use may contact Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at John Wooden Center West or by calling (310) 825-0168.
Staff and faculty who are experiencing symptoms associated with their own or someone else’s alcohol or drug use are encouraged to seek help. Staff and faculty can call the Staff and Faculty Counseling Center at (310) 794-0245.
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