Student Rights

 

Access to Student Records

You are entitled by law and University policy to examine and challenge most of the records that the University maintains on you. These records are confidential and in most circumstances may be released to third parties only with your prior consent. Such matters are detailed in the Berkeley Campus Policy Governing Disclosure of Information from Student Records, available in the Office of the Registrar, 120 Sproul Hall. Summer Sessions retains student records (print and electronic) for five years.

 

Student Right to Know

Public Law 101-542, more commonly referred to as the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act was signed into law on November 8, 1990. The federal legislation requires institutions of higher education receiving federal financial assistance to provide information regarding graduation rates of its students to prospective and current students, and crime statistics and security information about the campus to current students and employees. Six year graduation rates for cohorts of entering freshmen, as required by the federal legislation, will be published annually in the General Catalog.

 

Nondiscrimination Policy Statement

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State Law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including sexual harassment), gender identity, pregnancy/childbirth and medical conditions related thereto, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. This nondiscrimination policy covers student admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities. It also covers faculty (Senate and non-Senate) and staff in their employment.

To report racial or sexual harassment, visit the Office of the Chancellor's Sexual Harassment Reporting Procedures page.

To report disability discrimination, visit the Office of the Chancellor's Disability Resolution page, or e-mail esc@berkeley.edu, including your contact information, and describe the accommodation problem or disability discrimination. Include the date and name of all persons involved, including any other campus officials to whom you have already reported the problem/discrimination.

For other inquiries regarding discrimination or harassment, visit the Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination page.

 

Accommodation of Religious Creed

It is the official policy of the University of California, Berkeley to permit any student to undergo a test or examination, without penalty, at a time when that activity would not violate the student's religious creed, unless administering the examination at an alternative time would impose an undue hardship that could not reasonably have been avoided. Requests to accommodate a student's religious creed by scheduling tests or examinations at alternative times shall be submitted directly to the faculty member responsible for administering the examination.

Reasonable common sense, judgment, and the pursuit of mutual goodwill should result in the positive resolution of scheduling conflicts. The regular campus appeals process applies if a mutually satisfactory arrangement cannot be achieved.

 

Code of Student Conduct

All summer students are expected to abide by the Berkeley Campus Code of Student Conduct as published by the Vice Chancellor's Office of Undergraduate Affairs.