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The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR)  

Office: Granite Pass 167
Phone: 209-228-0069
Hours:  Monday - Friday 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. and by appointment
Virtual Office Hours: Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:00 P.M. (Faculty) and Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00 A.M. (Students)
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In alignment with UC Merced guidance regarding precautions recommended to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) staff will be working remotely until further notice. During this period while our office is closed for walk-in service, the OSRR staff remains available for inquiries & consultation via email  ( and will schedule required meetings using teleconferencing tools. If this is an urgent student conduct matter, please contact the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities at OSRR@ucmerced.eduClick here to access UC Merced campus updates regarding COVID-19.

Free Speech and the UCM Code of Student Conduct
Please remember that constitutionally protected speech alone is not subject to discipline under the Code of Student Conduct. Nevertheless, conduct that violates University rules is not protected, such as threats of violence, bullying, and/or certain severe or pervasive harassment.

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Your safety is our priority. Students are encouraged to Do Your Part by wearing face coverings, practice physical distancing, cleaning and additional measures that keep our community safe. We recognize that changes may occur rapidly in the pandemic environment, thus we may adjust our plans, policies, and protocols to meet those needs.

As referred to in the Interim Policy – Universal Requirements for Physical Mitigation and Reduction of the Transmission of COVID-19 individuals that violate the policy may receive a discretionary warning, but are nonetheless subject to discipline under the policies applicable to the student conduct policies contained in Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations and Students (PACAOS) including but not limited to: Violation of local, state, or federal laws otherwise not covered under these standards of conduct (702.00); Assault, Threats of Violence, or Conduct Threatening Health or Safety (702.08); Obstruction or Disruption (702.13); Failure to Comply with Directions of Official, or Resisting or Obstructing Official (702.16); and Housing Facilities (702.07).

Students allegedly violating the Interim Policy will be adjudicated by hearing officers from the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities(OSRR) and/or Residence Education in accordance with their conduct process. Student conduct that occurs off university property and adversely affects the health, safety, or security of any member of the university community, or the mission of the university is subject to UC Merced Standards of Conduct and will be adjudicated by OSRR.

While individuals who witness violations may make a report, we all play a part in ensuring the health and safety of our community and as such we encourage you to remind members in a respectful and kind manner, to follow our safety practices. If you need additional resources, have questions, or witness a student violation, the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is ready to help!