Frequently Asked Questions for Students
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If you're a UC Merced student, this is an excellent place to start. Read through the FAQ below. If you still have a concern, we'd be happy to address it.
Types of Incidents Reported to the Office of Student Conduct (OSC).
Why are students reported to OSC?
Students can be referred to the OSC for alleged violations of the UCM Campus Code of Student Conduct. Referrals are often made by Housing, Police, Faculty, and Staff, as well as by other students or members of the community.
Can students also be reported for off-campus misconduct?
Yes, UC Merced Students are not only students of UC Merced but the Merced community as well. Conduct that occurs off-campus, that would be a possible violation on-campus, can be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.
Can students be processed both criminally and reported to OSC for the same act?
Yes, UC Merced students can be processed both criminally and be reported to OSC for the same act. While the criminal process and the conduct process are separate and apart, the same facts and witnesses may be used in both processes.
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