On- and Off-Campus Jurisdiction

Under Section 101.00.1 of the UC Davis Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline, the Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs (OSSJA) has jurisdiction over academic or social misconduct by students that occurs on UC Davis property or involving campus functions, activities, equipment, facilities or locations that are operated under the University’s control. OSSJA also has jurisdiction over conduct that occurs outside of UC Davis property or that does not involve campus functions, equipment or facilities as described below.

A. OSSJA will consider the following factors in determining whether to exercise off-campus jurisdiction:

  1. The conduct involved the completion of academic work.
  2. The seriousness of the conduct warrants a response by the University.
  3. The conduct involved injury, damage, and/or risk of harm to oneself or others.
  4. The complainant(s) and/or witnesses are members of the campus community.
  5. The off-campus conduct occurred at, or involved activities of a registered student organization.
  6. The conduct is part of a series of actions which occurred both on- and off-campus.
  7. The conduct may also constitute a violation of local, state or federal laws.
  8. The conduct impairs the ability of another student(s) to participate and/or have equal access to University activities.
  9. The incident involves any form of sexual violence or sexual assault or physical assault.

B. Off-campus jurisdiction does not depend on geographic proximity to campus, but may be a factor in determining the impact of the behavior on the University educational environment.

C. Off-campus jurisdiction does not require a reporting party to be a member of the UC Davis community.

D. The Director has final discretion whether to extend off-campus jurisdiction or alleged student misconduct.


Edited 8/28/2020 by MLA