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 and social misconduct by students that occurs on UC Davis property or at locations operated by or under the University’s control, and those involving campus functions, activities, equipment or facilities. 

OSSJA also has jurisdiction over conduct that occurs off UC Davis property and that does not involve campus functions, equipment or facilities, as described below.

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

  1. The seriousness of the suspected offense.

  2. The injury, damage, and/or risk of harm to oneself or others.

  3. The complainant(s) and/or witnesses are members of the campus community.

  4. The off-campus conduct occurred at, or involved activities of a registered student organization.

  5. The conduct is part of a series of actions which occurred both on- and off-campus.

  6. The conduct may also constitute a violation of local, state or federal laws.

  7. The conduct impairs the ability of another student(s) to participate and/or have equal access to University activities.

  8. The incident involves any form of sexual violence or sexual assault or physical assault.

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

Office of Student Support and Judicial Affairs, March 2017

Edited 10/27/2017 by djd