by the
UCSD Police Department

Table of Contents



2.1    Police Authority
2.2    Detective Bureau
2.3    Mission Statement
2.4    Residential Security Officer
2.5    Community Service Officer
2.6    Retired Senior Volunteer Program
2.7    Mutual Aid Agreement
3.1    Emergencies
3.2    Non-emergencies
3.3    Campus Security Authority
4.1    Table I    Offenses reported to police department
4.2    Table II    Reported Arrests
4.3    Table III    Offenses Reported to other Campus Security Authorities
4.4    Table IV    Police Referrals to the Student Conduct Coordinator
4.5    Table V    Hate Violence
4.6    Definition of Crimes
5.1    Campus Residents
5.2    Community Alert Bulletin
5.3    Escort Services
6.1    Sexual Assault
6.2    Sexual Assault Investigative Guarantees
6.3    Sexual Harassment
   Residential Life
   Shuttle Bus Service


   Substance Abuse Programs
   Substance Abuse Policies / Laws


by the
UCSD Police Department

The Federal Student Right-to-Know, Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act now cited as, "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act" requires institutions of higher learning to prepare, publish, and distribute a report concerning campus crime statistics and security policies on an annual basis through appropriate publications, mailings or computer network to all current students and employees, and to any applicant for enrollment or employment upon request. This report contains the annual report concerning specific campus arrest and crime statistics as well as information about campus programs and activities intended to promote crime awareness, campus safety and security.

This report complies with the provisions as codified in: 1) United States Code, Title 20, Section 1092(f) and amended in 1992 and 1998, 2) United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 34, Chapter VI, Part 668, Section 668.47, and 3) California Education Code, Sections 67380-67385.

This report is printed annually in the UCSD Student Schedule of Classes. Copies of this report may also be obtained, in person, from the UCSD Police Department or by visiting the UCSD Police Department Web Site located at www-vcba.ucsd.edu/police.

The UCSD Police Department is vested by the Regents of the University of California with the authority and responsibility to enforce, on University property all applicable local, state, and federal laws, with a special emphasis on the laws involving weapons, alcohol, drugs and narcotics. UCSD police officers have the authority and duty to conduct criminal investigations, arrest violators and suppress campus crime.

2.1 Police Authority:
UCSD police officers are duly sworn peace officers under California Penal Code Section 830.2(b). The department subscribes to the standards of the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards (POST). Officers receive the same basic training as municipal and county peace officers, plus additional training to meet the unique needs of a campus community environment. The twenty-seven (27) sworn police officers on the department are armed and possess the same authority under the law as do municipal police officers. Officers patrol the campus 24 hours each day, 365 days a year. The UCSD Police Department is the primary agency for reporting and investigating criminal activity occurring on the UCSD campus. The police department also provides immediate response to all police, fire and medical emergencies. Accidents involving automobiles and bicycles are also handled by the police department.

When a crime is reported, a uniformed officer will take the initial report outlining the circumstances of the incident, as well as any other pertinent information.

2.2 Detective Bureau:
The police department's detective bureau is responsible for conducting follow-up investigations of criminal activities which have occurred on the University campus. The detective bureau works to determine the exact nature of all reported cases to determine the identity of the criminal offender. Cases involving identifiable criminal offenders are regularly filed with the city or county prosecutor's office for criminal prosecution and/or with the University Student Judicial Officer for administrative action when the offender is a UCSD student.

The police department is computer linked to city, state and federal criminal justice agencies for access to criminal records, information on wanted persons, as well as stolen property and stolen vehicle information.

2.3 Mission Statement:
The mission of the University of California Police Department, San Diego is to protect and to defend the rights guaranteed in the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of California; to enforce the criminal laws of the State of California in the spirit they were enacted; to protect life and property; to prevent crime, to apprehend suspected criminal violators, and to aid community members whenever possible. We shall strive to accomplish these objectives with without prejudice, with integrity, respect and the support of the people we serve in order to facilitate in the achievement of the academic, research, and public service mission of the University.

2.4 Residential Security Officers (RSOs):
In addition to the sworn police officers, the police department employs sixteen (16) unarmed Residential Security Officers (RSOs) who patrol the student residential areas of campus during the evening hours. RSOs provide on-site residential security to assist students and staff in the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminal offenders.

2.5 Community Service Officers (CSOs):
The police department also employs approximately thirty-one (31) student Community Service Officers (CSOs) who provide escort services, building lockup, and who assist in special security details and scheduled University events. Since 1981, Community Service Officers (CSOs) have provided evening escort services to community members. CSOs also assist in the prevention of crime by patrolling campus parking lots on weekdays.

2.6 Retired Senior Volunteers (RSVPs):
In 1996, the UCSD Police Department initiated the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) involving local community members who are trained by police personnel and who volunteer their time and experience to improve the quality of campus life and to assist in the fulfillment of the University's mission.

2.7 Mutual Aid Agreement:
Pursuant to California Education Code Section 67381, the UCSD Police Department and the San Diego Police Department have adopted and signed (January 6, 1999) a written agreement which clarifies and affixes operational responsibilities for the investigation of violent Part I crimes occurring on campus. There has not been a murder on the UCSD campus for more than twenty-five years. Furthermore, there is no record of the campus ever having had a Amissing person@ who was not found unharmed. However, due to the sophisticated investigative resources required to properly investigate certain crimes, the UCSD Police Department has by agreement arranged in certain circumstances for the help from the San Diego Police Department.

"The UCSD Police Department will be the primary reporting and investigating law enforcement agency for all crimes occurring on the UCSD campus, with the exception of homicide/manslaughter. In cases of homicide/manslaughter, the San Diego Police Department will be the lead reporting and investigating agency. The San Diego Police Department will be the primary reporting and investigating law enforcement agency for all crimes occurring outside the boundaries of the UCSD Campus. Both agencies will continue to provide mutual aid assistance as appropriate when requested."

For safety sake, community members are strongly encouraged to immediately report criminal activity and suspicious person(s) to the UCSD Police Department. The UCSD Police Department has primary jurisdiction and responsibility for investigating crimes and providing police protection and services to the UCSD community. The police department is located on campus in building #500 of the University Center Complex, directly east of the Price Center.

3.1 Emergencies:
Police, fire or medical emergencies can be reported by dialing 911 from any telephone on campus. All telephones located at UCSD (campus, private, or public telephones) are tied to the 911 emergency system. Emergencies can also be reported by using any one of the 28 bright yellow/flashing blue light emergency call-boxes located throughout campus, or by using the emergency intercom system located in most building elevators. At off-campus locations, calls for service should be directed to the local law enforcement agency.

3.2 Non-emergencies:
Non-emergencies can be reported to the UCSD Police Department by dialing 534-HELP (4357). The police department can also be reached from all campus public telephone free of charge by simply dialing *83. All suspected crimes, regardless of their nature, should be reported immediately to the UCSD Police Department. At off-campus locations, calls for assistance should be directed to the local law enforcement agency.

3.3 Campus Security Authorities:
Although we encourage the reporting of on-campus criminal activity to the UCSD Police Department, in some instances members of the campus community choose to file report(s) with the other campus security authorities. For reporting purposes, UCSD Campus Security Authorities have been designated as the UCSD Police Department, College Deans, Residence Deans, and the Office of Student Judicial Affairs.

Crime statistics are collected and reported annually by the UCSD Police Department and designated Campus Security Authorities. Statistics for specified criminal offenses found in Tables I and II are collected by the UCSD Police Department and reported for the following locations: 1) all buildings and property located on campus or public property located within a reasonable contiguous geographic area surrounding the UCSD campus, (excluding residential life buildings), and 2) residential life buildings. Table III reflects specified offense that have been reported to other Campus Security Authorities, compiled by the UCSD Office of Student Judicial Affairs and reported to the police department. Note: Numbers reported in Table III are for statistical reporting purposes only. Numbers in this table may be duplications of numbers reported in Table I.

The UCSD Medical Center is located in the upper midtown area of the City of San Diego, approximately twelve miles from the UCSD campus. Police services for the UCSD Medical Center are provided by the San Diego Police Department. Criminal offense statistics compiled by the San Diego Police Department are collected from a predetermined census track that is not specific to the UCSD Medical Center. Therefore, crime statistics for the UCSD Medical Center are not retrievable.

Crime statistics from locations defined as "non-campus building or property" which are controlled by a student organization (fraternities and sororities) are not collected and not reported. These properties are located at numerous locations throughout San Diego County. These properties are neither contiguous to nor are they located within a reasonable geographic area surrounding UCSD property. These properties fall within the jurisdiction, protection and reporting responsibility of different local law enforcement agencies depending upon where the property is located. Crime statistics from these locations are not retrievable and not reported in this document.

4.1 Table I
Criminal offenses reported to the UCSD Police Department from identified campus locations

Criminal Violation #1 #2 1997 #1 #2 1998 #1 #2 1999
  Murder   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Manslaughter   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Sex Offenses (Force)   2   2   4   2   2   4   1   2   3
  Sex Offenses (No force)   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Sex Offenses (Other)   10   0   10   13   0   13   4   4   8
  Robbery   0   0   0   2   1   3   0   0   0
  Aggravated Assault   0   0   0   1   1   2   0   0   0
  Burglary   51   20   71   16   20   36   40   17   57
  Motor Vehicle Theft   33   0   33   48   0   48   62   0   62
  Arson   0   1   1   1   0   1   0   1   1
  Drug / Narcotics Offenses   12   2   14   6   0   6   4   3   7
  Weapons Offenses   5   1   6   3   1   4   0   1   1
  Alcohol Offenses   106   38   144   96   29   125   82   41   123
  Hate Crimes   10   1   11   1   0   1   0   0   0
  Hate Incidents   5   0   5   1   0   1   4   1   5

Location #1:
All on-campus buildings and property and/or public property located within a reasonable contiguous geographic area surrounding the UCSD campus, (excluding residential life buildings).

Location #2:
Campus residential buildings:
All buildings located on University property where students and campus affiliates reside. Includes residence halls and apartments.

4.2 Table II
Arrests made by the UCSD Police Department from identified campus locations

Criminal Violation #1 #2 1997 #1 #2 1998 #1 #2 1999
  Murder   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Manslaughter   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Sex Offenses (Force)   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   1   1
  Sex Offenses (No force)   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Sex Offenses (Other)   4   0   4   0   1   1   0   0   0
  Robbery   0   0   0   2   1   3   0   0   0
  Aggravated Assault   0   0   0   0   4   4   0   0   0
  Burglary   1   1   2   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Motor Vehicle Theft   0   0   0   0   2   2   2   0   2
  Arson   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Drug / Narcotics Offenses   12   2   14   6   0   6   3   3   6
  Weapons Offenses   4   1   5   2   0   2   0   0   0
  Alcohol Offenses   25   5   30   26   6   32   44   15   59
  Hate Crimes   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

4.3 Table III
Offenses reported to UCSD Campus Security Authorities other than the UCSD Police Department
Note: Numbers in this table are reported for statistical purposes only. Numbers reported cannot be varied, others are "na" not available.)

Criminal Violation #1 #2 1997 #1 #2 1998 #1 #2 1999
  Murder   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Manslaughter   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Sex Offenses (Force)   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na
  Sex Offenses (No force)   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na
  Sex Offenses (Other)   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na
  Robbery   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Aggravated Assault   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na
  Burglary   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Motor Vehicle Theft   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Arson   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
  Drug / Narcotics Offenses   na   na   24   na   na   59   4   4   8*
  Weapons Offenses   na   na   5   na   na   17   0   11   11*
  Alcohol Offenses   na   na   102   na   na   562   5   137   142*
  Hate Crimes   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na   na
* As of the reporting date, (January 14, 2000) the Fall quarter statistics were unavailable.

4.4 Table IV
Number of students referred by the UCSD Police Department to the UCSD Student Conduct Coordinator for administrative/disciplinary action for specific offenses

  Criminal Violation   1997   1998   1999
  Weapons Offenses   2   0   0
  Narco/Drug Offenses   4   11   3
  Alcohol Offenses   59   46   58

4.5 Table V
Hate crimes reported to UCSD Police Department according to category of prejudice from campus locations

  Type of Violence   Race

  97   98   99

  97   98   99

  97   98   99
  97   98   99

  97   98   99

  97   98   99
  97   98   99

  97   98   99
  Murder 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Manslaughter 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Sex Offense - Force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Sex Offense - No force 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Sex Offense (Other) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Robbery 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Aggravated Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Simple Assault 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Burglary 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Motor Vehicle Theft 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Arson 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  Vandalism 8 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0
  Annoying Calls 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
  TOTALS 9 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1 0

The above tables reflect only those criminal occurrences and arrests which have been reported to the various Campus Security Authorities for designated campus locations. Campus criminal activity is reported weekly in the "Lights & Sirens" section of The UCSD Guardian. Crime statistical reports are disseminated to key campus administrators on a monthly basis. In addition, monthly and yearly crime statistics are reported to the University of California Systemwide Police Coordinator's Office, California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

4.6 Definitions:

The willful (non-negligent) killing of a human being by another.

The killing of another person through gross negligence.

Sex Offenses (Forcible)
Any sexual act against another person without the other person's consent.
  1. Sexual intercourse with another person without the other person's consent.
  2. Sodomy, anal penetration or oral copulation with another person without the other person's consent.
  3. Rape with a foreign object (vaginal, anal) of another person without the other person's consent
  4. Sexual battery is the touching of the intimate parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, without the other person's consent..

Sex Offenses (Non-forcible)
Any unlawful, but consensual sex act with another person.
  1. Incest--consensual sexual intercourse between persons who are related to one another within the degrees wherein marriage is prohibited.
  2. Statutory rape--consensual intercourse with a person who is under the age of consent.

Sex Offenses (Other)
All other unlawful misdemeanor behaviors of a sexual nature.
  1. Indecent exposure
  2. Unlawful voyeurism
  3. Prostitution
  4. Loitering in a public restroom for the purpose of engaging in or soliciting in any lewd act.

The unlawful taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his/her immediate presence, and against his/her will, accomplished by means of force or fear.

Aggravated Assault
An unlawful assault upon the person of another with a firearm, deadly weapon, object , instrument or by any means or use of force likely to produce great bodily harm. (Includes attempts, whether or not an injury occurred.)

Physical Abuse
Means any reported act of physical abuse, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, threats of violence and/or threatening conduct to a Campus Security Authority Other than the UCSD Police Department.

The unlawful entry into a defined structure or locked vehicle with the intent to commit a theft or any felony.

Vehicle Theft
The unlawful taking of a vehicle (as defined) without the consent of the owner with the intent to either permanently or temporarily deprive the owner of title or possession of the vehicle.

Narcotics/Drug Offenses
The unlawful possession, sale, use, transportation, cultivation, manufacturing, and/or making of narcotic drugs.

Alcohol Offenses
The unlawful possession, sale, transportation, manufacturing furnishing alcohol to a minor (under 21 years), transportation, manufacturing, or maintaining an unlawful drinking place, and/or public drunkenness.

Weapons Offenses
The unlawful possession or control of any firearm, deadly weapon, illegal knife (blades >2-1/2"), or explosive device with certain exceptions, while on the property of the University of California, San Diego except as required in the lawful course of business or as authorized by the UCSD Chief of Police. In addition, UCSD residential policy prohibits the possession or control of fireworks, explosive devices, Pellet or BB guns, switch blade knifes, nunchakus, billy clubs or any other deadly weapon.

Hate Crime:
No person shall by force or threat of force, willfully injure, intimidate, interfere with, oppress, or threaten any other person , or knowingly deface, damage, or destroy the real or personal property of any other person for the purpose of intimidating or interfering in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or laws of this state or by the Constitution or laws of the United States because of the person's race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender or sexual orientation, or because he/she perceives that the other person has one or more of those characteristics.

Hate Incident:
Any noncriminal act of bias against any person or group of persons, or the property of any person or group of persons because of the ethnicity, race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or political beliefs of that person or group, or bias based upon a perception that the person or group has one or more of those characteristics.

The prevention of crime is a top priority. The police department supports a proactive crime prevention unit that works closely with community members to make UCSD a safer place. Crime prevention and awareness programs begin with freshman orientation presentations involving issues of student conduct, academic dishonesty, civility, sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, substance abuse, alcohol and hate violence. Then throughout the year, crime prevention unit regularly gives presentations and workshops on topics such as personal safety, self-defense, office safety, rape prevention, vehicle and residential security.

The UCSD Police Department Crime Prevention Officer works closely with the Student Safety Awareness Program to compile and publish information on the most recent campus crime trends. Brochures and literature on crime prevention and personal safety are available from both offices. Crime is a serious problem for which there are no easy answers or solutions. Therefore, all members of the UCSD community are encouraged to assist one another by taking responsibility for one's own security and assist with the security needs of others. While the UCSD Police Department may offer advice and assistance regarding safety considerations, the primary responsibility for your safety rests with you.

5.1 Campus Residents: Campus residents are reminded that crimes can happen anywhere, at anytime to anyone. Residents must take very seriously their own personal safety. Since the campus is open 24 hours each day and visitation to campus housing facilities is mostly unrestricted, campus residents are advised to:

  • Keep their room and apartment doors locked at all times
  • Ask strangers to wait in the common areas while their friends are summoned
  • Keep small valuables out of sight
  • Do not leave personal property in common areas
  • If you see or hear anything suspicious, call the police immediately

    5.2 Community Alert Bulletin: Situations/incidents that pose a threat to the general campus community are quickly brought to the attention of the campus community through the Community Alert Bulletin process which is a combination of campus electronic mail and the physical posting of bulletins in residential areas by residential life personnel.

    5.3 Escort Services: Community Service Officers (CSOs) are available for escorting community members around campus from about the time it gets dark each night until approximately 1:00a.m., 365 days a year.

    UCSD is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment, free from intimidation and the fear of falling victim to a sexual assault. Members of the UCSD community are encouraged to avail themselves to the special services offered by campus programs designed to assist, educate, and promote crime awareness, prevention programs/strategies. These programs/departments also provide valuable assistance to those who have fallen victim to such crimes. These departments are:

    1. UCSD Police Department (UCSD PD)534-4357
    2. Student Safety and Awareness Program (SSAP)534-5793
    3. Student Psychological and Counseling Services534-3755
    4. Faculty/Staff Assistance Program (FSAP)534-5523
    5. Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy (OSHPP)534-8297
    6.1 Sexual Assault:
    Persons who believe they have been sexually assaulted or who were the object of any sex offense should immediately contact the UCSD Police Department by dialing 911 to initiate a crime report. Students may also contact their College Dean, or the Student Safety Awareness Program for information and assistance regarding the filing of a criminal complaint or to initiate a complaint under the UCSD Student Conduct Code.

    The preservation of criminal evidence is essential to the successful prosecution of a sex offense. UCSD Police Department personnel have been specially trained in the proper handling, identification, collection and preservation of such evidence. Therefore, it is essential that in cases of sexual assault, the police department be contacted as soon as possible. Staff members from the Student Safety Awareness Program (SSAP) or the Faculty Staff and Assistance Program (FSAP) are available to assist and to accompany the victim of a sex offense from the initial report to the final resolution of the case.

    UCSD students and employees suspected of committing a sex offense of any kind are subject to criminal prosecution in addition to disciplinary action under campus policies and regulations. Campus disciplinary action can be initiated even if criminal charges are not pursued. Following the final determination of a campus disciplinary procedure regarding an allegation of sexual criminal misconduct, sanctions may be imposed that include, but are not limited to, suspension or dismissal of offending student(s) and censure, demotion, suspension, or termination of employment of an offending UCSD employee(s).

    In addition to criminal prosecution, complaints against students accused of sexual battery, attempted rape, rape, or other sex offenses will be processed in accordance with the procedures in the UCSD Student Conduct Code. The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during a campus disciplinary proceeding; and both shall be informed of the outcome of any campus disciplinary proceeding brought forth alleging a sex offense. Student sexual assault victims also have the option of changing their academic or on-campus living arrangements after an alleged sexual assault, if such changes are reasonably available.

    6.2 Sexual Assault Investigative Guarantee:
    If you have been sexually assaulted, you have the right to report the assault to the police department. As an encouragement to report sexual assaults, the UCSD Police Department is committed to the following principles by providing ten guarantees.

    1. WE WILL meet with you alone, privately, and you may be accompanied by a personal advocate.
    2. WE WILL provide a female officer to conduct the initial interview if requested and one is available.
    3. WE WILL fully investigate your case, regardless of the gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or religion of the parties involved.
    4. WE WILL not pre-judge you or your actions. Assault victims are victims and therefore not responsible for the criminal actions of others.
    5. WE WILL treat you and your case with courtesy, sensitivity, dignity, and understanding.
    6. WE WILL assist you in arranging for your medical needs, and/or hospital treatment.
    7. WE WILL provide you with advocate and counseling referral information.
    8. WE WILL not release your name to the public or to the press.
    9. WE WILL discuss and explain the criminal justice process. You will be kept informed as to the progress of the investigation which may lead to the arrest and prosecution of the offender.
    10. WE WILL be available to answer your questions, and to assist you as the process of investigation and/or prosecution progresses.
    Counseling is available on campus from SSAP, FSAP, OSHPP, and Psychological and Counseling Services. Victims may also be referred to community based counseling resources such as the Center for Community Solutions, (formerly the Center for Women's Studies and Services) at 272-5777, or the UCSD Women's Center at 822-0074. Students may contact the UCSD Student Legal Services at 534-4374 for assistance and advice concerning available legal options. Students may also contact the UCSD Student Health Center for medical care and advice.

    6.3 Sexual Harassment:
    Sexual harassment on the job is a form of workplace discrimination, which is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Sexual harassment is defined by the University as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and/or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when, 1) submission to or rejection of such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of instruction, employment, or participation in other University activity; or 2) submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as a basis for evaluation in making academic or personnel decisions affecting an individual; or 3) such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive University environment.

    UCSD employees who have been subjected to acts of intimidation and/or sexual harassment in the workplace should report the activity to their supervisor, management and/or the Office of Sexual Harassment Prevention and Policy.

    Complaints of sexual harassment against members of the UCSD faculty will be processed in accordance with UCSD Academic Senate Bylaw 230. Complaints against employees, other than faculty members, will be processed in accordance with the applicable personnel disciplinary policies in effect at the time of the incident.

    UCSD is the size of a small city, providing residential housing to University employees and approximately 7,000 students. Housing facilities range from apartments designed for married students and employees with children, to multi-student apartments and residence halls. This large campus population has motivated the police department and residential life personnel to work closely together to create a safe and comfortable living and learning environment. Security in residential areas is supplemented by Residential Security Officers (RSOs), and live-in resident deans. Contract security guards patrol Mesa Housing and the La Jolla Del Sol Apartment complexes.

    Theft is the most common crime problem in the residential areas. Therefore, appropriate precautions should be exercised at all times. Residents are encouraged to exercise caution at all times and to be aware of their surroundings and the presence of unknown persons.

    Door-to-door solicitation is prohibited at UCSD; therefore, residents are encouraged to report the presence of such persons to residential life personnel and/or to the police department. Residents are also advised to keep their resident hall and apartment doors locked at all times. Residents are encouraged to ask for assistance from any residential life staff member, Residential Security Officer, Community Safety Officer or UCSD Police Officer.

    UCSD shuttle buses provide free and safe transportation throughout campus for residents and commuters alike. More important, they provide additional eyes and ears to the police department during the week from 6:30 a.m. until approximately 12:15 a.m. Between midnight and 4 a.m., limited service one shuttle operates in the north campus parking lots.

    University policy and California state law prohibits the possession or control of any firearm, deadly weapon, explosive device, fireworks, nunchakus, mental knuckles, shuriken, billy club, sap, or any other deadly weapon or prohibited knife, while on the property of the University of California, San Diego, (including all campus housing) except as required in the lawful course of business or as authorized by the UCSD Chief of Police.

    In addition, it is a violation of University Housing Policy for any campus resident to possess or have control of any Pellet or BB gun in campus housing.

    UCSD students and employees with substance abuse problems (including alcohol) create a health and safety risk for themselves and for others. Such abuses can also result in a wide range of serious emotional and behavioral problems. Therefore, UCSD makes available to students and employees a variety of alcohol and substance abuse programs. These programs are designed to discourage the use of illicit substances and to educate students and others as to the merits of legal and responsible alcohol consumption.

    UCSD Psychological and Counseling Services provides counseling and referral services to students who are troubled by a substance abuse problem. Group and individual counseling sessions are available to students at no cost. All information regarding any contact or counseling is confidential and will be treated in accordance with University policies, state and federal laws. A student's decision to seek assistance will not be used in connection with any academic determination or as a basis for disciplinary action.

    UCSD employees who have substance abuse problems are encouraged to seek assistance through the UCSD Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) located on campus. Individual counseling, referral and other valuable services are available through this office.

    The UCSD campus has been designated "Drug free" and only under certain circumstances is the consumption of alcohol permitted.

    The possession, sale, manufacture or distribution of any controlled substance is illegal under both state and federal laws. Such laws are strictly enforced by the UCSD Police Department. Violators are subject to University disciplinary action, criminal prosecution, fine and imprisonment.

    It is unlawful to sell, furnish or provide alcohol to a person under the age of 21. The possession of alcohol by anyone under 21 years of age in a public place or a place open to the public is illegal. It is also a violation of the UCSD Alcohol Policy for anyone to consume or possess alcohol in any public or private area of campus without prior University approval. Organizations or groups violating alcohol/substance policies or laws may be subject to sanctions by the University.

    The possession, sale or the furnishing of alcohol on the University campus is governed by UCSD Alcohol Policy and California state law. Laws regarding the possession, sale, consumption or furnishing of alcohol is controlled by the California Department of Alcohol and Beverage Control (ABC). However, the enforcement of alcohol laws on campus is the primary responsibility of the UCSD Police Department.

    UCSD policies on substance abuse are also described in the schedule of classes entitled, "OFFICIAL NOTICE TO STUDENTS REQUIRED BY THE DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITIES ACT OF 1989."