Policies

The University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students (commonly referred to as PACAOS) is a compendium of University-wide policies relating to student life. PACAOS addresses the rights and responsibilities of members of the University community, including students, as well as other individuals when they are on University property. PACAOS also provides University-wide standards for the implementation of regulations as a means of sustaining and safeguarding the UCSF community.

PACAOS and UCSF’s implementing regulations are designed to protect and promote the rights of members of the University, prevent interference with University functions or activities, and assure compliance with all pertinent laws and other applicable University policies. All UCSF students, Registered Campus Organizations, and student governments, should be familiar with University policies and UCSF’s implementing regulations. For a complete list of University-related policies, please visit the Campus Administrative Policies website.


 

UCSF’s Implementing Regulations

COVID-19 Citizenship Code of Conduct for Students (effective as of July 28, 2020)
During the pandemic, we – as members of the UCSF community – affirm that we have an obligation to behave in a responsible manner to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We behave responsibly a) to protect ourselves, each other, and our communities so that we may continue to pursue in-person components of our education at UCSF and b) to serve as public health role models for the broader community. Responsible behavior extends to our off-campus and personal lives, including at a minimum:  

  • always wearing a mask in public and when gathering with individuals outside our households; 
  • maintaining physical distance of at least six feet in public and when gathering with individuals outside our households; 
  • limiting the size of outdoor gatherings; 
  • minimizing and limiting the size of indoor gatherings with people outside our households.

We commit to adhering fully to current and future directives about social encounters from state and local public health officials. 


Student-Related Policies and Procedures