UC MERCED INTERIM COVID-19 COMPLIANCE
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!