UCR Principles of Community

UCR's faculty, staff and students are committed to creating an environment in which each person has the opportunity to grow and develop, and is recognized for his or her contribution. There are three objectives that our campus must strive toward in order to achieve these goals.

  • We must ensure that we have an environment that nurtures the intellectual and personal growth of our students, faculty and staff.
  • We must ensure that our campus sets an example of respect for all people.
  • We must ensure that our campus is a safe and welcoming environment for everyone.

Embracing Diversity

We take pride in the diversity of the campus community and in ourselves by using the campus environment as a place, committed to academic integrity, where all members are encouraged to use their unique talents to enrich the daily life of the community in which they live, work, teach and learn. Respect for differences and civil discourse must become the hallmark of how we live and work together to build our community of learners at UCR.

Taking Responsibility

As members of the University of California Riverside, we affirm our responsibility and commitment to creating and fostering a respectful, cooperative, professional and courteous campus environment. Implicit in this mutual respect is the right of each of us to live, study, teach and work free from harassment or denigration on the basis of race/ethnicity, age, religious or political preference, gender, transgender, sexual orientation, nation of origin or physical abilities.

Remaining Accountable

Any violation of this right by verbal or written abuse, threats, harassment, intimidation or violence against person or property will be considered a violation of the principles of community that are an integral part of the University of California's focus, goals and mission. (And are subject to sanction according to University policies and procedures.) We recognize that we will all need to continually work together to make our campus community a place where reason and mutual respect among individuals and groups prevail in all forms of expression and interaction.

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