Principles of Community

UCSC Principles of Community

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UCSC's Principles of Community poster is also available for download. Click here to download PDF.

Mark your calendars! Join us in 2015 as we continue the series of year-long events exploring how to put our Principles of Community into practice. All Principle of Community events are FREE and open to the full campus community. 

Year-Long Campaign Schedule

Fri, December 5, 2014 Kresge and Porter: OPEN
Thurs, January 22, 2015
Crown and Merrill: DIVERSE
Wed, February 18, 2015
College Nine and Ten: PURPOSEFUL
Fri, March 13, 2015
  College Eight: CARING
Mon, March 2, 2015
Cowell: DISCIPLINED
Thurs, April 30, 2015
Oakes: JUST
Thurs, May 7, 2015
Stevenson: CELEBRATIVE

January event poster Febuary event poster
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Noon - 1 p.m. 
Merrill Cultural Center
Hosted by Crown & Merrill
What does "DIVERSE" mean to you? Come to a hands-on workshop to develop practices
that support diversity in living, learning, and work place settings.
Bring a brown bag lunch or just enjoy the free refreshments provided.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Noon - 1 p.m. 
Namaste Lounge (College Nine)
Hosted by Colleges Nine and Ten
Join us for an interactive exploration of "PURPOSEFUL," and the ways we can actualize and envision this principle.
Bring a brown bag lunch or just enjoy the free refreshments provided.

The University of California, Santa Cruz is committed to promoting and protecting an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism and fairness.

UCSC expects that every campus member will practice these Principles of Community.

We strive to be:

  • Diverse: We embrace diversity in all its forms and we strive for an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment.
  • Open: We believe free exchange of ideas requires mutual respect and consideration for our differences.
  • Purposeful: We are a participatory community united by shared commitments to: service to society; preservation and advancement of knowledge; and innovative teaching and learning.
  • Caring: We promote mutual respect, trust and support to foster bonds that strengthen the community.
  • Just: We are committed to due process, respect for individual dignity and equitable access to resources, recognition and rewards.
  • Disciplined: We seek to advance common goals through reasonable and realistic practices, procedures and expectations.
  • Celebrative: We celebrate the heritage, achievements and diversity of the community and the uniqueness and contributions of our members.

We accept the responsibility to pursue these principles in an atmosphere of personal and intellectual freedom, security, respect, civility and mutual support.

UCSC is committed to enforcement of policies that promote the fulfillment of our principles of community. These policies include but are not limited to: University of California Personnel Policies for Staff Members; applicable University Collective Bargaining Agreements; Academic Personnel Manual O15-University of California Policy on Faculty Conduct and the Administration of Discipline; UCSC Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline; UCSC Policy on Sexual Assault and UC Policy on Sexual Harassment; UCSC Hate Bias Incident Policy. For further information or inquiries, contact the Directors of Academic and Staff Human Resources; Director of EEO/Affirmative Action Office; Director, Student Judicial Affairs; Sexual Harassment Officer; and Campus Ombudsman.

The UCSC Principles of Community statement was developed under the aegis of the Campus Welfare Committee, with broad campus consultation, and was endorsed by the Provost's Advisory Council and the Chancellor in June 2001.