UCSB Addresses Offensive Language By Students
Source: UC Santa Barbara, Division of Student Affairs
JUNE 1, 2020
In recent days, the University has received numerous reports of very offensive language and actions alleged to have been committed by one of our community members. Allegations of bias incidents cannot be ignored and are not in line with our Principles of Community. We thank all those who reached out to report this incident. Your reports allow us to provide support to impacted parties, educate our community, and impose sanctions, as appropriate. All reports of bias incidents that involve students are thoroughly reviewed and any behavior potentially in violation of our Code of Student Conduct is forwarded to the Office of Student Conduct to be investigated and handled according to UC and UCSB policy. UC Santa Barbara condemns hateful acts and the use of any hateful language and supports an inclusive and welcoming campus.
MAY 31, 2020
We have received concerned reports alerting the University to social media posts highlighting disturbing conduct by a high school student. While we are prevented from discussing specific cases by federal law and UC policy, the University thoroughly investigates all reports of conduct by any member of our community, including applicants, that potentially violate our student code of conduct.
The University’s Conditions of Admissions require applicants to the University to: “Maintain conduct consistent with the University’s standards as a diverse, open, and caring community.” The admission policy states that conduct that is inconsistent with positive contributions to the campus environment, such as engaging in violence or threats, or creating a risk to campus or community safety, may result in an admission offer being withdrawn.
Following an investigation, where allegations are substantiated, the University will take the appropriate disciplinary actions, which range from sanctions, to suspension, to removal from campus, in accordance with our policies.
The language as reported is inconsistent with the University's standards as a diverse, open, and caring community.