50.00 Policy on Campus Emergencies

51.00 State of Emergency

See the Declaration of a State of Emergency section within the Policy on Safeguards, Security and Emergency Management.

52.00 Emergency Regulations and Procedures

Chancellors shall adopt campus emergency regulations and procedures consistent with the provisions of Section 13.30 of these Policies.


Regulations and procedures governing a campus state of emergency are available on the University of California Police Department website, http://police.ucsf.edu/index.php?/Preparing-for-Emergencies.

53.00 Emergency Suspension


During a state of emergency, Chancellors or their designated representatives are empowered to impose Emergency Suspension on any student, faculty member, or employee where such suspension would be authorized under California Penal Code Sections 626.4 and 626.6, as interpreted by the Supreme Court of California in Braxton v. Municipal Court (1973) 10 Cal.3d 138.


If Emergency Suspension is imposed by a designated representative of the Chancellor, such representative shall immediately inform the Chancellor and shall submit a written report on the action to the Chancellor as soon as is reasonably possible. The report shall contain a description of the person suspended, including the person's name and, if available, address and phone number, and a statement of the facts giving rise to the suspension. If the Chancellor does not affirm the action of the designated representative within twenty-four hours after being informed that the suspension has been imposed, the suspension shall be deemed void and a reasonable effort shall be made to inform the person who was suspended that the suspension is void.


Any individual placed on Emergency Suspension shall be given written confirmation of the suspension, either by delivering it to the individual personally or by mailing it to the individual's last known address of record. The confirmation shall inform the individual of the procedures by which the validity of the Emergency Suspension can be appealed, including the opportunity to obtain a special hearing on the Emergency Suspension in accordance with applicable campus procedures. If an individual is found to have been unjustifiably placed on Emergency Suspension, the University is committed to making reasonable efforts to assist any individual who has been disadvantaged in employment or academic status by that action.


The outcome of the appeal shall have no bearing on any University disciplinary proceedings arising from the conduct that gave rise to the Emergency Suspension.


Any individual placed under Emergency Suspension shall not, during the period of suspension, enter upon specified areas of the campus or engage in specified activities, as set forth in the written Notice of Emergency Suspension. The exclusion or restriction shall be limited to the minimum extent necessary to protect the health and safety of persons or property, or to maintain the orderly operation of the campus.


Violation of any condition set forth in the Notice of Emergency Suspension shall subject the individual to disciplinary proceedings based upon such violation.