Life is rarely free from conflict, but we can minimize it where we live by treating our neighbors like we want to be treated - with respect and consideration. It's really that simple. Realistically, though, not everyone does that. That's why we have laws. Like all residents, UCR students are expected to uphold state and city laws and ordinances, including those related to noise, traffic, parking, zoning, and consumption of alcohol. They are also expected to represent the university positively and follow Standards of Conduct.
You don't have to know your neighbor to be a good one.
- Good Neighbor Guidelines: Follow these to avoid the most common neighbor complaints involving noise, parties, trash, traffic safety, and parking.
- Riverside Municipal Codes:Avoid fines and possible arrest by knowing and following local ordinances.
Responding to Neighbor Incidents
- 1. For all emergencies or crimes in progress, call 911.
- 2. For non-emergencies, talk with your neighbor first to try to solve
- 3. Write down the incident and information such as date, time, and
- 4. Complete and submit an online report form.
- 5. Call the AVC/Dean of Students at (951) 827-6095.
- 6. Students can call the UCR Ombudsperson at 951-827-3213.
- 7. Contact the City Mediation Service of the Community Action Partnership of Riverside County to help resolve differences at (951) 955-4900 or (800) 511-1110. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to capriverside.org to find out more.
- 8. Contact UCR police or City of Riverside police as a last resort:
- City of Riverside Police Department: (951) 787-7911
- Report a Problem Online
- UC Riverside Police Department: (951) 827-5222
- University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (UNET): (951) 686-7287. The University of California Police Department operates 24 hours-per-day, 365 days a year to deliver public safety services on campus, and near the campus through the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (UNET).
Violations & Consequences
Violations equal consequences, and nobody wants it to get that far. Let's stick with simple respect, and not let a few bad apples spoil our community network of unity and support.
UC Riverside: The University addresses each situation on a case-by-case basis. Sanctions for students and student organizations vary on the offense, and can include:
- For individuals: Education about good neighbor guidelines, community service, citations and/or arrest for violations of laws, suspension, and dismissal from UCR.
- For student organizations: Payment of damages, suspension of privileges, loss of facilities usage, and permanent revocation of UCR recognition.
City of Riverside: The city addresses each situation on a case-by-case basis. Sanctions for individuals can include:
- Non-binding mediation.
- Citations and/or arrest for violation of laws.
- Civil suits that can result in fines or other judgments against the
- Criminal charges, which can include fines, jail time, or both.