Appendix A, UCSC Principles of Community

The University of California, Santa Cruz, is committed to promoting and protecting an environment that values and supports every person in an atmosphere of civility, honesty, cooperation, professionalism, and fairness.

UCSC expects that every campus member will practice these Principles of Community. We strive to be

  • We embrace diversity in all its forms; and we strive for an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened, and productive environment.
  • Open:We believe free exchange of ideas requires mutual respect and consideration for our differences.
  • Purposeful: We are a participatory community united by shared commitments to service society, preservation and advancement of knowledge, and innovative teaching and learning.
  • Caring:We promote mutual respect, trust, and support to foster bonds that strengthen the community.
  • Just: We are committed to due process; respect for individual dignity; and equitable access to resources, recognition, and rewards.
  • Disciplined: We seek to advance common goals through reasonable and realistic practices, procedures, and expectations.
  • Celebrative: We celebrate the heritage, achievements, and diversity of the community and the uniqueness and contributions of our members.

We accept the responsibility to pursue these principles in an atmosphere
of personal and intellectual freedom, security, respect, civility, and mutual support.

Revised 10/10/12