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Student Rights and Responsibilities


Being a member of the John Muir College community is a privilege and tied to that privilege is the responsibility of being a positive, contributing member. Understanding your rights and responsibilities is essential for every member of the community.

The following section outlines the policies of the university as it relates to discipline for both academic and non-academic behaviors. It is our hope that you will read this information carefully and ask questions for anything you do not understand.

Best wishes for a positive and productive tenure at John Muir College and the University of California San Diego.

University Expectations and Policies

The university expects that all students will respect the right, well-being and property of others; respect the academic process; and not interfere with university business, events, or activities.  It is also expected that students, staff, and faculty will adhere to the UC San Diego Principles of Community  In support of these expectations, there are many University policies in place.  In fact, it seems that there’s a policy covering just about everything you can imagine.

Below are links to many of the policies that UC San Diego has.


Policy on Student Conduct and Discipline

Student Conduct Procedures

Policy on Integrity of Scholarship

Residential Network Policy

University of California Presidential Policies

UC San Diego Student Conduct

Have Questions regarding the Conduct Process?

UC San Diego Academic Integrity

Have Questions regarding the Conduct Process?

Dean's Certification requests

Applying for Graduate School or a job that requires a background or disciplinary record check?

Many graduate schools as well as professional organizations require a Dean’s Certification to check your disciplinary records as well as your academic disciplinary history. Completion of a Dean’s Certification form involves a check of your disciplinary records as well as your academic disciplinary history.

Schools or organizations may have their own form that will need to be filled out by Muir College or they may request a general letter outlining your disciplinary history while at UC San Diego.  Either way, the steps for having your Dean Certification completed can be found below:

  1. Receive information from the Graduate School or Professional Organization
  2. Complete any personal information sections that the school or organization requires
  3. Fill out the John Muir College Disclosure Form (PDF)
  4. Submit the signed and completed John Muir College Disclosure Form (PDF) and any paperwork and/or instructions from the school or organization to the Office of Student Affairs in one of the following ways:
    1. Email to the John Muir College Office of Student Affairs
    2. Fax to (858) 534-8183
    3. Drop off in person to H&SS 2126 during our regular office hours (8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday)
    4. Mail to our office at:
John Muir College Office of Student Affairs
University of California San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0106
La Jolla, CA 92093-0106
Please include any special instructions for our office on the John Muir College Disclosure Form and allow at least 5 to 10 business days from the date you submit your request for completion.

Questions? Contact the John Muir College Office of Student Affairs at (858) 534-3587 or via email.