The University of California, Santa Barbara has a general Code of Conduct and Principles of Community for all students, staff, and faculty.

In addition to the Code of Conduct, the Computer Science Department holds students, staff, and faculty to the following standards:

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  • Treat all members of the academic community (students, staff, and faculty) with respect regardless of their experiences and background, including (but not limited to) their cultural backgrounds, socioeconomic status, disabilities, race, age, religion, sexual orientation, neuro(a)typicality, and gender identity.
  • Physical or mental harm, sexual harassment, aggression, and derogatory language is not acceptable in any form.

  • Respect the personal property of others and University resources. Unauthorized access, use, vandalism, or theft of equipment, computer servers, labs / offices / classrooms, etc. is prohibited.
  • The exchange and challenge of ideas are done in a thoughtful, respectful and constructive manner.
  • Disruption of departmental activities such as special events, talks, lectures, and meetings is not acceptable.
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Any violation of the given standards should be reported to the Computer Science chair and/or the CS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee ( Consequences may include a formal warning, suspension, or expulsion from the University.