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University of California, Riverside CLERY Security Report

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Higher Education Opportunity Act (Clery Act)

Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Statistics

For any questions contact Judy Lane at or at (951) 827-6189

CLERY ACT Training 

CLERY ACT Crime Statistics Collection Form 2013 

CLERY ACT Crime Statistics Collection Form 2014

The University of California, Riverside is committed to protecting the safety and security of all students, staff, and faculty, as well as visitors to our campus, and to providing accurate and complete information regarding crimes committed in the campus community. We believe that our policies and programs for preventing and reducing crime, and our emergency notices, timely warnings and disclosure of crimes reported, promote a safer, more informed community. Please take time to read this information and, if you have questions, contact the resources identified below for assistance.

Clery Act Overview and Important Information & Links

The "Jeanne CLERY Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998," commonly referred to as the "CLERY Act," requires institutions of higher education receiving federal financial aid to report specified crime statistics on college campuses and to provide other safety and crime information to members of the campus community.

The University provides crime information and statistics to the public in a variety of ways. In addition to the CLERY Act, the University provides to the California Department of Justice crime statistics that are classified pursuant to the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program administered by the FBI. These statistics are reflected in the University of California Police Department Annual Report and Crime Statistics, the annual California Department of Justice Crime in California, and the annual FBI Crime in the United States publications.

Preparation of Annual Disclosure of Crime Statistics

CLERY Act Requirements

This report contains information regarding:

  • Reporting crimes and emergencies (reporting crimes/emergencies; non-urgent crime reports; confidential crime reports, reporting hate crimes)
  • The UC Riverside Police Department
  • Emergency Notification, Everbridge system, Crime alert bulletins and timely warnings
  • Missing Persons Notification Policy
  • Procedures for handling sexual assault cases (reporting the assault; seeking medical attention/preserving evidence; support, assistance, resources and referrals)
  • Reporting suspected misconduct by students, student organizations, staff or faculty
  • How to obtain public information regarding sex offenders
  • Keeping the campus safe: safety precautions (developing campus safeguards, access to and maintenance of campus buildings and grounds; walking and biking on campus; no weapons on campus)
  • Education & prevention services and programs (Crime Prevention Unit; Campus Violence Prevention Program and University Neighborhood Enhancement Team)
  • Collection of statistics for campus security report
  • Substance abuse: policy, sanctions, & laws (University policy and sanctions; federal, and state laws and penalties)
  • Prevention, education, resources, and assistance for substance abuse

Health effects of substance abuse

  • Disclosure of Campus Safety Policies
  • Reporting Criminal Actions and Emergencies
  • Emergencies (Use of the 9-1-1 System)

Local Reporting Municipal Police Departments:

  • Riverside Police Department
  • Riverside County Sheriff's Office
  • San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office

Campus Security Authorities - CSA's responsible for reporting criminal activity:

The University has designated certain administrators and staff as “Campus Security Authorities” in recognition that many students, faculty and staff may be hesitant about reporting crimes to UCR PD, and may be more inclined to report incidents to non-law enforcement administrators and staff instead.

The law defines “Campus Security Authority” as: “An official of an institution who has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, including, but not limited to, student housing, student discipline, and campus judicial proceedings.” An example would be a dean of students who oversees student housing, a student center, or student extra-curricular activities and has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. Similarly, a director of athletics, team coach, and faculty advisor to a student group also has significant responsibility for student and campus activities. A single teaching faculty member is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities, except when serving as an advisor to a registered student group. Clerical staff, as well, is unlikely to have significant responsibility for student and campus activities. For more information about the Clery Act and the role of Campus Security Authorities go to and click “Clery Act Training” for the PDF document.

Campus Security Authorities are charged with reporting to the appropriate law enforcement personnel, either UCR PD or local police, or to any official or office which should be informed of the crime or complaint due to the nature of the crime or complaint, those allegations of Clery Act crimes that the Campus Security Authority concludes are made in good faith.  A Campus Security Authority is not responsible for determining whether a crime took place as that is the function of law enforcement and its investigatory process.

A Campus Security Authority is required to report all allegations to law enforcement personnel, even if the Campus Security Authority was told of a crime in the context of providing emotional support or health care support.  The allegations will be reported whether or not the victim chooses to file a report with law enforcement or press charges.  A Campus Security Authority may also provide a victim or witness with assistance in reporting a crime to UCR PD or local police, or to any official or office which should be informed of the crime or complaint.

Pastoral counselors and mental health counselors at the University are not Campus Security Authorities, and are therefore exempt from disclosing or reporting allegations of crimes and incidents.  However, to be exempt from the Clery Act reporting requirements, the counselor must be acting in their professional role of pastoral or mental health counselors at the University.  For example, a Dean who has a PhD in Psychology is not acting in the counseling role, but rather as a Dean; and a PhD student in Psychology working in the counseling center as part of his/her education and training is acting in the counseling role.  Pastoral counselors and mental health counselors are trained in the procedures for reporting crimes and the procedures for reporting crimes confidentially.  The University encourages them to inform their clients of the procedures in accordance with their professional judgment, given the individual victim and circumstances before them.

In addition, the Student Health Services employees, including the medical director, physicians and nurses are not Campus Security Authorities.

Law Enforcement

The UC Riverside Police Department  operates 24 hours-per-day, 365 days a year. It is the Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) for all 9-1-1 system calls originating from telephones located at UCR, meaning that responses to all 9-1-1 calls (Police/Fire/Medical emergencies) are coordinated through the UC Police Department. The department is an authorized terminal user of all local, regional, state and federal criminal justice information systems (e.g., wanted persons, DMV, stolen vehicles/property, criminal records, etc.). UC Riverside Police Department employs Police Officers and Community Service Officers (CSO's) to deliver public safety services to the campus community.

Our goal is to provide timely and appropriate responses to community problems and needs. Police officers of the UC Riverside Police Department are armed, duly sworn peace officers of the State of California. Empowered by section 830.2(b) of the California Penal Code, UC Riverside Police Officers possess the same authority, and adhere to the same state-mandated standards, as municipal police officers. Therefore, under California law, UC Riverside Police Officers may enforce laws and make arrests anywhere in the state; however, we concentrate our efforts on the campus and its immediate surrounding area.

UC Riverside Police Officers may work in uniform or plain-clothes. They provide a full range of police related services, including: primary emergency responses; preventative patrols; investigation of observed, reported, or suspected crimes; enforcement of all applicable laws; follow-up and specialized criminal investigations; crime prevention; community liaison and relations; V.I.P./dignitary protection; special event security; traffic activities (enforcement and accident investigations).

Persons arrested by the UC Riverside Police Officers are processed in accordance with prevailing practices in Riverside County, which can include: citation and release; booking into the Riverside County Jail; filing of charges with, and prosecution through, the District Attorney's Office; and formal trial. Additionally, UCR affiliates (student, faculty, staff) may be subject to additional (administrative/Code of Conduct) sanctions.

By mutual agreement with state and federal agencies, The University Police Department maintains an NLETS terminal (National Law Enforcement Telecommunications Network).  Through this system police personnel can access the National Crime Information Computer system as well as the California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System (CLETS).  These computer databases are used for accessing criminal history data, nationwide police records, driver/vehicle identification information, as well as other local, state and federal law enforcement information.

Community Service Officers (CSO's) are student employees. They wear distinctive shirts and/or jackets, are not armed, and perform many specialized services for the community, including: contract security patrols (e.g., campus housing areas), campus building security checks/unlocks/lock-ups, and occasional campus escorts.

Our department enjoys a positive and close working relationship with the City of Riverside Police Department, with whom we share proximity, mutual interests, and geographic jurisdiction. Both Police Departments share information regarding crimes in each jurisdiction. Additionally, both departments participate in the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team.

The University Neighborhood Enhancement Team (UNET) is a cooperative effort between the UC Riverside Police Department  and the Riverside Police Department. Each agency has committed four officers and one sergeant to a seventeen square mile area, which surrounds the university. Officers are encouraged to identify community concerns and seek out novel approaches to solving those concerns.

UNET team members work two shifts, day shift and swing shift. Officers from the UC Riverside are paired up with officers from the Riverside Police Department. This has proven crucial, as the officers can act as liaisons for the respective agency. UNET team members work primarily in full uniform and drive marked police cars.

One of the most effective tools at UNET's disposal is the use of the bicycle in patrol activities. UNET regularly conducts bicycle crime abatement programs, which have resulted in numerous arrests for drug related crimes and has impacted the neighborhood with a significant decrease in overall crime activity. UNET has focused on everything from drugs and gangs, to burglaries and auto thefts during these programs.

UNET has been working very closely with the University Neighborhood Association (UNA ). UNA is a community action group, which is comprised of residents, university students and university staff who live in the immediate area. UNET team members attend UNA monthly meetings and bring community concerns back to the team. The team has proactively worked on the concerns of UNA and brought several issues to a close. Traffic problems and neighbor conflicts with college students renting homes in the area continue to be the association's main concerns.

In response to these concerns, team members have developed programs to fight them head on. As a result, traffic enforcement days have resulted in numerous citations being issued, impacting many of the traffic problems presented by UNA. Team members continue to work with student groups who rent single-family residences in the area. These students often clash with residents who have lived in their neighborhoods for many years. Officers have resolved several problems through conflict resolution techniques and have acted as mediators between the students and residents. We have also used the regular party patrols and enforcement of the Riverside City Loud Party Ordinance effectively. This ordinance has decreased the number of repeat visits by law enforcement to loud party calls and helps to quickly stop the disturbances. Considerable time and effort has been spent helping the students understand how to be good neighbors.

UNA has been instrumental in identifying problems in the university neighborhood, and UNET continues to work closely with this organization, as their goal is to better their neighborhood.

Team members have been assigned to individual apartment complexes within the UNET boundaries and are working closely with those apartment's managers. Team members are assisting the managers through the Riverside Crime Free Multi Housing Program and have begun "Phase 3" inspections for the program. The apartment managers, as well as the UNET officers have been very receptive to the program and are continuing to make their complexes safe for their residents.

Since the UNET team was developed in 1994, there has been a significant decrease in Part One crimes in UNET reporting districts. The UNET reporting districts continue to show a decrease in crime, and those reporting areas accounted for only 1.5% of all Part One crimes in the city. The significance of the decrease should be filtered, to some degree, with the regional and national trends of decreasing crime. Certainly, the team cannot claim sole responsibility for the decrease in crime. Rather, the UNET community, working hand in hand with the police, taking responsibility for their neighborhoods, and helping to develop crime control priorities should get most of the credit.

There is no memorandum of understanding between the UC Riverside Police Department and the Riverside Police Department.


Community members, students, faculty, staff and guests are encouraged to report all crimes and public safety related incidents to the UC Riverside Police Department in a timely manner. 

All police/fire/medical emergencies should be reported immediately, utilizing the 9-1-1 system reporting procedure appropriate to the telephone instrument or by using the emergency call boxes located in or adjacent to parking lots.

  • All PBX station phones (those capable of 4-digit extension interoffice calls) must dial 9-1-1.
  • All dormitory room phones utilizing dial 9-1-1.
  • On-Campus residences and businesses on outside lines (e.g., Bannockburn and Crest Housing) must dial 9-1-1.
  • All pay phones are programmed for 9-1-1 access by dialing 9-1-1 after receipt of a dial tone. No coin deposit should be necessary to initiate and complete a 9-1-1 call.

Emergency Call Boxes

The purpose of the emergency call boxes is to provide a method for people to alert the UC Riverside Police Department, of any emergency or suspicious circumstances they may observe. To activate the box, open the box, press the button and tell the UC Riverside Police Department Dispatcher what you have seen. If in an emergency you are unable to speak, you can alert the Police simply by pressing the button. This will signal the dispatcher who will then send assistance.

Non-Emergency/Routine Business

Non-emergency business may be reported/handled by calling ext. 25222. When off campus, dial (951) 827-5222.

Confidential Reporting of Crimes

Victims or witnesses may report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics by mailing a written statement or by calling the UC Riverside Police Department.  Also, the University encourages pastoral counselors and professional counselors, if and when they deem appropriate, to inform the persons they are counseling to report crimes on a voluntary, confidential basis for inclusion in the annual disclosure of crime statistics by mailing a written statement to the University of California Police Department, 3500 Canyon Crest Drive, Riverside, CA 92521, or by calling the University of California Police Department at (951) 827-5222. You may also leave an anonymous tip on our website:

Crimes should be reported to the UC Riverside Police Department to ensure inclusion in the annual crime statistics and to aid in providing timely warning notices to the community, when appropriate.

Reporting Hate Crimes

A hate crime is any criminal act or attempted criminal act directed against a person(s), public agency or private institution based on the victim’s actual or perceived race, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, or disability of the victim. A hate crime includes an act that results in injury, however slight, a verbal threat of violence that apparently can be carried out, an act that results in property damage, and property damage or other criminal act(s) directed against a private or public agency.

Crimes routinely classified as misdemeanors can be felonies if committed because of bigotry. A conviction cannot be based on speech alone unless the speech itself threatens violence against a specific individual or group, and the defendant has the ability to carry out the threat. If you are the victim of or witness a hate crime, report it as soon as possible to the UC Riverside Police Department.

Security of and Access to Campus Facilities

Facilities and landscaping are maintained in a manner that minimizes hazardous conditions. UC Riverside Police Officers regularly patrol the campus and report malfunctioning lights and other unsafe physical conditions to the Physical Plant Department for correction. Other members of the University community are helpful when they report equipment problems to the UC Riverside Police Department or Physical Plant.

University of California Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students: "40.00 “POLICY ON USE OF UNIVERSITY PROPERTIES” is available through the University of California, Office of the President website  Policies governing student affairs facilities are available on the Highlander Union Building website at

Programs Designed to Inform About Security Practices

The University of California Police Department presents programs to inform the community about safety and security practices. These programs occur numerous times throughout the year and include new student orientations. For information regarding these programs please contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (951) 827-1597.  More information about programs and safety tips are available online at:

The Campus Safety Committee (CSC) is diverse group of University faculty, staff, administration, union representation, and other constituencies, chaired by the Director of Environmental Safety & Health. The committee meets monthly to discuss campus safety issues. The primary goal of the safety committee is to create and maintain a high level of interest and awareness in safety among all employees and to help provide a safe and healthy environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. The safety committee is also a forum where any and all safety issues can be discussed. The safety committee makes recommendations for improvement in various safety related areas. For more information, visit

Programs to Inform About Crime Prevention

It is well recognized that the prevention of crime provides the best measure of protection. Therefore, the UCPD operates as a proactive crime prevention unit that works closely with the members of the community to make UCR a safer place to work, live and learn.

The Department provides and/or collaborates in presentations on topics such as personal safety, vehicle and residential security, office and equipment security, sexual assault prevention, and guidelines for how to respond to a crisis. Brochures and literature on crime prevention and personal safety are available through the department's investigations/crime prevention office.

In order to increase the level of crime awareness and campus safety at UCR , incidents of criminal activity within the campus community are publicized in many ways: distribution of the UCPD Annual Report and Crime Statistics; maintenance of an ongoing "press log;" dissemination of Community Crime Alert Bulletins (posters and mass e-mail notification); the "Rap Sheet" column in the Highlander student newspaper; articles in the weekly UCReport; "Crime Watch" columns in the campus housing newsletters; via regular police activity reports to campus housing administrators; and through crime prevention programs.

In recent years UCR has experienced growth in the programs that target safety and security. For example, lighting has been improved at many locations around the campus, and several new Emergency Call Boxes (ECBs) have been installed and placed into service. In 2008 UCR implemented use of the Everbridge system to provide the community with alerts and updates on safety related incidents. Community members can sign up to receive notifications via text message, land line telephone, and e-mail. For more information and to sign up, please follow this link:  It is anticipated that as the population of UCR increases, so will the personnel, support services and programs designated for safety and security on the campus.

Residential Buildings

UC Riverside provides housing to approximately 21,000 students, from apartments designed for students with children to multi-student apartment complexes and residential buildings. The UC Riverside Police, Student Housing staff, and apartment managers for on-campus private housing work closely together to create a safer and more comfortable living and learning environment. The security of residential areas involves on-duty residence hall staff, apartment managers, Community Service Officers and round-the-clock UC Riverside Police patrols. To provide residents with timely notice of major crimes or threats to the campus, Student Housing staff and apartment managers promptly post all Crime Alert Bulletins.

Although all residence halls are accessible only by key/card key 24 hours a day, residents must also take an active role to ensure their own security. Always use common sense, and learn and follow campus security procedures. In addition, since the campus is open, and visitors to residence halls and apartments are not restricted or monitored, residents need to be alert and aware of their surroundings.

To maintain the safety and security of residence halls, residents and visitors must ensure that locked buildings stay closed and locked. Keep your room or apartment door locked, always carry your key, take precautions to protect your keys against theft or loss, and report immediately any theft/loss of your building or room keys. In addition, do not open the door for unknown persons, and alert residence hall staff and the UC Riverside Police if you notice improper entry (someone climbing over a fence) or suspicious activity (a stranger leaving your friend's room carrying his or her computer).

Non-residential buildings

Our campus has over 264 buildings comprising almost 3 million square feet. Burglars or others intent on crime may target these structures. Although most buildings can be accessed by key after business hours, many are locked and alarmed after 5 p.m. It is essential that staff, faculty, and students cooperate to keep closed facilities locked. To prevent unauthorized entrance to campus buildings, DO NOT prop doors open, leave doors unlocked, or open the door for people you do not know. In addition, protect the security of campus keys, and report immediately any loss or theft of keys.


Missing Students who reside in on campus housing:

UC Riverside takes the safety and welfare of our students very seriously. To that end, each student living in a campus housing facility has the opportunity to register the name and contact information of a person he or she would like notified if the student is found to be missing and cannot be located through reasonable outreach and investigation. Missing person contact information is registered confidentially and is accessible only to authorized campus officials in furtherance of a missing person investigation. Housing authorities will notify UC Riverside Police in the event of any resident student who is discovered to be missing.

The University Police Department will take any missing persons report which is reported to them without delay regardless of jurisdiction. A missing person report will be given investigative priority over non-emergency property crimes.

When an officer receives a report of a missing person, the officer will determine the category of missing person and complete a report. The reporting officer will ensure that the appropriate information is entered into the California and National Missing Persons data base. If the missing person is a student; the reporting UC Riverside Police Officer will also ensure notification is made to the student’s emergency contact, if available, within 24 hours of the initial report. If the missing person is under 18 and not emancipated, UC Riverside Police will notify a custodial parent or guardian.


If those suspected of committing a crime are University students, staff or faculty members, you may, in addition to filing a police report, report the suspected misconduct for possible disciplinary action.

To report suspected misconduct by a UC Riverside student, call or email the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Office 951-827-4208 or University of California Standards of Conduct for Students prohibit physical assault, including sexual assault; threats of violence; and conduct that threatens health or safety, sexual harassment; stalking; illegal use or possession of weapons, explosives, drugs or alcohol; theft; vandalism; misuse of computer resources; and other crimes and misconduct. Students who commit crimes may be prosecuted criminally as well as disciplined by the campus. Students and student organizations may be disciplined for off-campus conduct that threatens health, safety or security.

If a formal student disciplinary hearing is held, both the alleged victim and the accused have the same rights to be present at the hearing, and both have the same right to be accompanied by an advisor at any stage of the process. If the incident involved an alleged crime of violence or an alleged sex offense, both the alleged victim and the accused student are notified of the final decision in the disciplinary proceeding and any sanctions imposed. If the victim is deceased as a result of the crime, the disclosure will be made, upon request, to the victim’s next of kin. A finding that the violation was intentional, forcible, violent, or motivated by hatred or bias normally results in a sanction of Suspension or Dismissal.

To report suspected misconduct by a UC Riverside student organization, contact the Office of Student Affairs at 951-827-4641.

UC Riverside staff or faculty members may be subject to disciplinary action under applicable personnel policies or collective bargaining agreements. Questions about or reports of alleged staff misconduct may be directed to UC Riverside Human Resources, 951-827-6493 visit

Alleged faculty misconduct may be reported to the Office of the Vice-Provost--Academic Affairs, 951-827-2304 (visit )

Off-Campus Criminal Activity by recognized Student Organizations

The University of California monitors criminal activity by students at off campus locations of student organizations officially recognized by the University, including student organizations with off campus housing facilities. This is done through the University Neighborhood Enhancement Team and information provided by the Riverside Police Department.

A Registered Campus Organization is required to comply with University policies and campus regulations as well as applicable laws or it will be subject to revocation of registration, loss of privileges, or other sanctions.  In denying or revoking registration or applying sanctions, campus regulations shall provide an opportunity for a hearing with basic standards of procedural due process.  (University of California, Riverside Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students 70.30 CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE)

A. Disciplinary Sanctions.

Sanctions for Group or Group Supported Actions: In case of an infraction of UC Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations . . . Any sanction imposed should be appropriate to the violation, taking into consideration the context and seriousness of the violation. (UC Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, Section 105.00 TYPES OF STUDENT DISCIPLINARY ACTION)


B. Procedure: Available from the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Office.

University of California, Riverside Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, "100.00 POLICY ON STUDENT CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE 101.00 STUDENT CONDUCT (ON AND OFF CAMPUS) Students are members of both society and the academic community with attendant rights and responsibilities. Students are expected to comply with the general law, University policies, and campus regulations."

Student conduct that occurs off University property is subject to UCR Standards of Conduct where it 1) adversely affects the health, safety, or security of any member of the University community, or the mission of the University, or 2) involves academic work or any records, or documents of the University.  In determining whether or not to exercise jurisdiction over such conduct, the University shall consider the seriousness of the alleged offense, the risk of harm involved, whether the victim(s) are members of the campus community and/or whether the off-campus conduct is part of a series of actions which occurred both on and off University property.  (Recommendations to extend jurisdiction will be reviewed by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.

The University may also exercise jurisdiction over student conduct that occurs off campus where, the conduct compromises University neighbor relations.  (UCR ADMINISTRATION OF STANDARDS OF CONDUCT, 3.30 OFF CAMPUS JURISDICTION

University of California, Riverside Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students: "102.00 GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINE Chancellors may impose discipline for violation of, or an attempt to violate, any University policies or campus regulations. Violations or attempted violations include, but are not limited to, the following types of misconduct: [includes subsections 102.01 - 102.25]"

Alcoholic Beverages

Written approval is required for the sale, service, or distribution of alcohol on campus property, including open space and long- or short-term leased property.

The POLICY AND PROCEDURES FOR SALE, SERVICE, AND CONSUMPTION OF ALCOHOL ON CAMPUS including the Alcohol Approval Request Form are located here:

The appropriate Vice Chancellor approvals for alcohol are required.

University of California, Riverside Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students: "102.00 GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINE "102.18 Manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing or sale of alcohol which is unlawful or otherwise prohibited by, or not in compliance with, University policy or campus regulations."

"ALCOHOL AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE Pursuant to the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, UC Riverside publicizes a notice in its quarterly Schedule of Classes which identifies University Policy on Substance Abuse, Legal Sanctions, Health Risks, Safety and Performance, Where to Get Help, Disciplinary Sanctions, and Criminal Laws."

Illegal Drugs

University of California, Riverside Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students: "102.00 GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINE"

"102.17 Unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of, or the attempted manufacture, distribution, dispensing, or sale of controlled substances, identified in Federal and State law or regulations."

Substance Abuse: Policy, Sanctions & Laws

In accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, the following information is provided regarding University and campus policies prohibiting unlawful possession, use or distribution of drugs or alcohol; University and campus sanctions regarding drug and alcohol violations by students or employees; federal, state, and local laws and penalties for drug and alcohol offenses; health effects of drug and alcohol abuse; and local resources providing assistance for drug and alcohol abuse (counseling, rehabilitation, or re-entry programs).

University Policy and Sanctions

The University strives to maintain communities and workplaces free from the illegal use, possession, or distribution of alcohol and other drugs. Manufacture, sale, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of alcohol and controlled substances by University students and employees on University property, at official University functions, or on University business is prohibited except as permitted by law, University policy, and campus regulations. Students violating these policies are subject to disciplinary action, including suspension or dismissal from the University, and may be referred for criminal prosecution and/or required to participate in appropriate treatment programs. Employees violating these policies may be subject to corrective action, including dismissal, under applicable University policies and labor contracts, and may be referred for criminal prosecution and/or required to participate in an Employee Support Program or appropriate treatment program.

Loss of Financial Aid for Conviction Involving Possession/Sale of Illegal Drugs

A conviction under federal or state law for any offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs will result in the loss of eligibility for any Title IV, HEA grant, loan, or work-study assistance (HEA Sec. 484(r) (1)); (20 U.S.C. 1091(r) (1)), if the conviction occurs during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV HEA program funds.

Federal Laws and Sanctions

Under Federal law, it is a felony offense to sell or intend to sell, manufacture, or distribute Schedule I and II illicit drugs or mixtures containing them (e.g. cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, Ecstasy, GHB, Ketamine, LSD, PCP, and so-called "designer drugs", as well as "counterfeits" purported to be such drugs), or to traffic in marijuana or hashish. Depending upon the quantity of drugs involved, penalties for first offenses range from 5 years to life (20 years to life if death or serious injury involved) and fines up to $10 million or more, and for second offenses from 10 years to life (life if death or serious injury involved) and fines up to $20 million. Illegal trafficking in over-the-counter or prescription drugs (including anabolic steroids) have maximum terms of 5 years for first offenses and 10 years for second offenses, and heavy fines. Illegal possession of controlled substances can trigger federal prison sentences and fines up to $100,000 for first offenses, more for second offenses. Those convicted of possession or distribution of controlled substances can be barred from receiving benefits of federal programs, including student grants and loans, contracts, and professional and commercial licenses; may be subject to forfeiture of property used in or traceable to illegal controlled substance transactions; and, if non-citizens, subject to deportation.

California Laws and Sanctions

California law prohibits furnishing and selling alcoholic beverages to underage (younger than 21) or obviously intoxicated individuals. Underage persons may not buy alcoholic beverages or possess them on campus, in public, or in places open to public view; the penalties for violations of these laws may include substantial fines and jail. Alcohol may not be sold without a license or permit. State law also prohibits driving a motor vehicle under the influence (a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher creates a presumption of intoxication, but can be charged with lower blood alcohol levels); drinking or possessing an open container of alcohol while driving; and operating a bicycle while intoxicated. Drunk driving penalties include jail or prison, fines of $1,000 or more, driver's license suspension or revocation, and required drug/alcohol treatment programs. Refusing to submit to a test for blood alcohol can result in suspension of driver's license for up to 3 years. Sale or possession for sale of controlled substances such as cocaine, methamphetamines, heroin, Ecstasy, GHB, Ketamine, LSD, PCP, marijuana, and "designer drugs" is a felony with terms of 7 years or more; manufacture results in terms of 20 years or more; possession alone is punishable by up to 7 years in prison. Sentences are enhanced for previously convicted felons, for distribution within 1,000 feet of a school or University or within 100 feet of a recreational facility, and for distribution to a pregnant woman or to someone under 18 by one over 18. Property used in drug transactions can be seized.

Health Risks Associated With Substance Abuse

Substance abuse can cause very serious health and behavioral problems, including short-and long-term effects upon both the body (physiological) and mind (psychological), as well as impairment of learning ability, memory, and performance. For additional information on health risks of substance abuse, see:

Drug or Alcohol Abuse Programs

Drug and alcohol abuse assistance programs are available to students at the Counseling Center, located in the Veitch Student Center Building (NW) and at the Campus Health Service, located at the Veitch Student Health Service Building. Drug and alcohol abuse assistance programs are available to employees at the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, coordinated by the Human Resources Office, 1160 University Avenue. Assistance in these areas is also available to most employees through their medical insurance programs.

Weapons on Campus

All weapons are prohibited on the UC Riverside campus, whether in a book bag, in the car, or in an office, classroom, or apartment. Except for sworn police officers or federal law enforcement officials, it is a felony to bring or possess ANY firearm on any California school, college, or university campus (§626.9 PC). It is also a felony to possess any air gun - including pellet and BB guns that utilize air, CO2, or spring pressure to propel a projectile §626.10 PC). In addition to firearms, knives with a rigid blade length of over two and one half inches, dirks, daggers, metal knuckles, nunchaku (nunchucks) and ice picks are illegal.

If you see a gun or other weapon on University property, please alert the police immediately at 951-827-5222 with a description of the location of the weapon and/or the individual carrying it. If you believe that the weapon is being or is about to be used, dial 9-1-1 from a land-line, and from a cell phone, dial 951-827-5222

Campus Sexual Assault Programs

University of California, Riverside Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students: "102 GROUNDS FOR DISCIPLINE"

"102.08 Physical abuse, including but not limited to, rape, sexual assault, sex offenses, and other physical assault; threats of violence; or conduct that threatens the health or safety of any person."

"Sexual assault is a general term which covers a range of crimes including rape. As defined under California law, rape is a non-consensual sexual intercourse that involves the use of force, violence, duress, menace or immediate and unlawful bodily injury, or if the person is incapable of giving consent because he/she is incapacitated from alcohol and/or drugs, or if a mental disorder or developmental or physical disability renders the victim incapable of giving consent. To be consensual there must be 'positive cooperation' and 'the person must act freely and voluntarily' (Penal Code 261.6). Whether the perpetrator is a stranger, acquaintance or friend is irrelevant to the legal definition of rape. According to Education Code 67385(d), sexual assault includes, but is not limited to, rape, forced sodomy, forced oral copulation, rape by a foreign object, sexual battery, or threat of sexual assault."

"A student who is charged with committing a sexual assault can be prosecuted under California criminal statues, disciplined under the campus Student Discipline Procedures, and/or be the subject of a civil suit."

If you believe that you have been sexually assaulted you have several options:

  • Report to the police and file charges.
  • Report to the police and not file charges.
  • File a civil suit.
  • Request disciplinary options, which may include alternative housing arrangements and interim suspension.
  • Obtain a restraining order.
  • Seek counseling and/or medical attention.
  • Request mediation services. (Note: More than one of the above options may be followed.)

Should you choose to pursue formal action through the campus disciplinary process, you as the survivor will have the following rights:

  • The right to a closed hearing.
  • The right to confidentiality.

Procedures for campus disciplinary action in case of an alleged sex offense:

  • The accuser and the accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during disciplinary proceeding; and
  • Both the accuser and the accused must be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceeding resulting from an alleged sex offense.

"This protocol is developed in order to assist sexual assault survivors with treatment, counseling and referral, and is not intended as an investigative process pursuant to initiating legal or disciplinary sanctions. All personally identifiable information gathered pursuant to these protocols are confidential and may not be released without consent of the person identified by the release of information unless required by law or court order. "A Sexual Assault Resource Person (S.A.R.P.) or the Coordinator of the Rape Prevention Education Program will give you support, explain what is involved in each of these options and help you choose which actions are comfortable for you. The S.A.R.P of your choice will also be able to inform you about other campus and community services which would be of assistance. You will not be forced into any opinion that is not of your choice. A list of Sexual Assault Resource Persons is available in the Women's Resource Center, Campus Police Station, Counseling Center, Health Services, Ombudsman and Affirmative Action Offices, Student Life & Leadership Center, and the offices directing Residence Halls and Apartment Student Life."

What men & women at UC Riverside need to know about sexual assault: Your Rights & Resources at University of California, Riverside - Sexual Harassment Program

The Sexual Harassment Program serves the UCR campus and the surrounding community by providing comprehensive educational programs and information on the issue of violence, including but not limited to, sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, and domestic violence. Our primary goals are to raise awareness about the importance of personal safety and healthy relationships. Also, provide confidential communication, emotional support and resources to survivors who have experienced a recent or past incident of sexual assault. When you need a friend ...We're here for you.

The Title IX/Sexual Harassment Coordinator will help you explore...

  • Crisis Assistance - 24 hrs./365 days
  • Confidential Support
  • Anonymous Incident Reporting
  • Counseling for Survivors (Families and Friends)
  • Resource and Referral Information
  • Training and Workshops
  • Complaint Advocacy (Formal and Informal)
  • Hospital Advocacy (Medical Examines)
  • Assistance with Legal and Social Protocol Processes
  • Assistance with Campus Disciplinary Procedures
  • Annual Campus Safety Walk
  • Self-defense Classes

Campus Safety Escort Service
(951) 827-3772 (during CSES operating hours) and (951) 827-3337


There are many reasons that prevent victims from reporting incidents of sexual assault to law enforcement or campus officials; however the three most common reasons are:

  • Not clear of the legal definition for sexual assault and rape.
  • Unaware of the resources available on and off-campus.
  • Unaware of victim's basic rights.

Here is what you need to know...

Both men and women (usually women) can be victims of sexual assault. Regardless of age, race, income level, or education the experience for the victim is always a violation of their person. It is not uncommon for a sexual assault victim to have feelings of guilt, fear, betrayal, shame, anger, confusion or thoughts of suicide. These are all normal reactions after a violent crime.

If you, or someone you know, experienced a recent or past incident of sexual assault you can expect confidentiality and support from the, Rape Prevention and Sexual Harassment Education Program. You have the right to be treated with respect, taken seriously, and your choice of action respected. We encourage you, or your friend, to visit our office for information, advisement, and referrals.


Sexual assault is a general term used to describe many forms of sexual offenses. Any unwanted sexual contact or sexual attention committed by force, fear, duress, menace, trick or violence is sexual assault. It includes rape, attempted rape, spousal rape, oral copulation, sodomy, sexual battery, and insertion of a foreign object (finger(s) are considered a foreign object).


The California Penal defines rape as non-consensual sexual intercourse accomplished through force or threat of force or when a person is unable to consent due to mental disorder, disability, drugs or alcohol.

Rape is not an intimate relationship. Rape is a crime of violence, anger, and power. Rape is a crime that controls, humiliates and hurts the victim. A rapist can be anyone: acquaintance, boyfriend, ex-partner, classmate, family member, or co-worker. Any unwanted sexual act that is committed or at- tempted against a person's will is against the law and university policy.

Sexual assault of any type is never the victim's fault.

Talk to someone you trust to get the practical and emotional support you need.


Seeking medical attention is important! Whether you choose to report the assault or not to report the assault, your well-being is the number one priority. A medical examination will treat physical problems, and may diminish fears about injury, sexually transmitted diseases, or possible pregnancy. If you decided to report the assault to the police, a medical examination must take place within 72 hours of the assault (depending on circumstances) to document collect physical evidence. You will be instructed to not destroy evidence by bathing, douching, changing clothes, or cleaning up in anyway. The State of California pays for any medical testing that is necessary for evidence collection.


You have the right not to report the crime that was committed against you. Survivors who report their crime tend to feel emotionally stronger by taking action to help campus officials and law enforcement in University disciplinary procedures, or the possible arrest and criminal prosecution of their attacker. Reporting the crime may prevent another attack on you or someone else. The decision to tell someone about the crime may be difficult, but the decision is yours.

Reporting options to consider:

Contact the University Police Department or the Riverside Police Department (if the incident is off campus) for immediate protection and assistance. The police department will send an officer in uniform to take your report, and assist getting the other services you need.

If you decide to file a formal complaint with the University, obtain a copy of the Policies Applying to Campus Activities, Organizations, and Students, and a complaint form from either the Office of Judicial Affairs and Mediation or Ombudsperson. Complete the form by preparing a description of the incident in chronological order, identifying all persons involved including any witnesses. After submitting your formal complaint, within five working days you will be notified of an interview.

If you need assistance in reporting (formal or informal) you may contact the Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office at (951) 827-7070.

The Title IX/Sexual Harassment Coordinator will help you explore your options.

Note: While safeguarding your right to confidentially if you choose to disclose the name of the perpetrator to any University employee who is not a medical or counseling professional, she/he is obligated to follow-up on your report. If there are factors in the report that pose a threat to the campus community a warning notice will be released immediately through the UCR Police Department and/or Title IX/Sexual Harassment Office.

Victim's rights

If you are sexually assaulted, you have basic rights and considerations as a crime victim (including but not limited to:

  • Being treated with respect and dignity, regardless of gender, race, age, income level, physical abilities, cognitive abilities, or sexual, medical and mental health history
  • Timely access to emergency and crisis counseling services
  • Being accompanied by an advocate while receiving victim services
  • Have any allegations of sexual assault taken seriously
  • Free from any suggestion that victims are responsible for sexual assault
  • Free from pressure from campus personnel to report sexual assault if you do not wish to do so
  • Have a family member, friend or advocate present during campus disciplinary proceedings
  • Being informed of the outcome of the sexual assault disciplinary proceedings
  • Being informed of the options in changing academic and living situations
  • Being informed of legal rights, resources and of restitution requirements from The California Victims of Crime Program
  • Being informed of safety planning and protection services
  • Being informed of appropriate follow-up treatment, medical testing and counseling


Sometimes months or even years after an assault, survivors re-experience feelings they had immediately following the attack. Talking to someone, be it a friend, clergy, crisis hotline or counselor can be a helpful way to work through fears and feelings. Whether you (or a friend) were sexually assaulted recently or sometime in the past, you do not have to deal with these feelings alone. There are many resources on campus and in the surrounding community that can help you get your life back on track and begin the healing process.


University of California Police Department, Riverside
Emergency Call 911
Non-Emergency Calls (951) 827-5222
UCR Women's Resource Center
Romanie Arterberry
(951) 827-3337
UCR Student Conduct and Academic Integrity Programs
(951) 827-4208
UCR Counseling Center
(951) 827-5531
UCR Student Health Services (Campus Health Center)
(951) 827-3031
UCR Office of the Ombudsperson
Andrew Larratt-Smith
(951) 827-3213
UCR Title IX / Sexual Harassment Office
Debbie Artis
(951) 827-7070


Riverside Police Department
Emergency Call 911
All Other calls (951) 787-7911
National Sexual Assault Hotline - RAINN
24-Hour Crisis Hotline (800) 656-4673
Alternatives to Domestic Violence Riverside
24-Hour Crisis Hotline (951) 683-0829 or (800) 339-7233
If in immediate danger: CALL 911
Riverside County Department of Public Social Services
Listed Services and Phone Numbers
Riverside Free Addiction Treatment
Riverside County Substance Abuse Outpatient
Crisis & Suicide Intervention HELPline
Emergency Call 911
24-Hour Crisis Hotline (951) 686-HELP (4357)

Suicide Prevention Know the Signs

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
24-Hour Crisis Hotline (866) 331-9474 TTY (866) 331-8453
Chat with a trained peer advocate: TEXT “loveis” TO 22522

Dating Violence 101 by Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle
Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence
The California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL)
Confidential Hotline available to teens and young adults ages 12-24 and/or any adults supporting youth.
24-Hour Crisis Hotline (800) 843-5200
An Abuse, Rape, and Domestic Violence Aid and Resource Collection (A.A.R.D.V.A.R.C.)
California Sexual Assault: Where to Get Help
National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-Hour Crisis Hotline (800) 799-SAFE (7233)
WEBSITE Live Chat:
Live Chat: Available 7AM—5PM PST Monday through Friday
Violence Prevention Resource Directory - Riverside
The Riverside Area Rape Crisis Center
24-Hour Crisis Hotline (951) 686-RAPE (7273) or (866) 686-7273

Location of Registered Sex Offender Information

California law requires sex offenders who are employed, volunteer, are a resident of, or enrolled as a student at an institution of higher education, to register with the campus police. If you would like information concerning registered sex offenders in California, check the Megan’s law web site at You can search the database by a sex offender's specific name, or geographically by entering the ZIP Code, or city/county to obtain information on registrants residing in a specific area.

Timely Warning and Crime Alerts

In the event a situation arises either on or near campus, that, in the judgment of the Chief of Police (or his designee) or other Senior University Officials, constitutes an ongoing or continuing threat to the community, a campus‐wide “timely warning” will be issued. The warning may be issued using any or all of the following: the Everbridge mass notification system; the Emergency Warning Siren, the UC Riverside Police Department website:; campus newspaper, email lists; notification to Residential and Dining Enterprises, University Departments and/or Schools, or combination thereof.

Crime Logs

The University of California Police Department maintains a daily crime log that contains specified information about any and all crimes that occur within the patrol jurisdiction of the UCPD and that are reported to the UCPD. The daily crime log can be viewed at the UC Police Department, 3500 Canyon Crest Drive Riverside, Ca. Certain information may be withheld from the crime log under specified circumstances, primarily information that would jeopardize the success of an investigation or the safety of a person involved in the investigation. The Police Department makes the crime log for the most recent 60-day period open to public inspection during normal business hours, while crime logs containing material more than 60 days old are retained for seven years for public inspection upon two days' notice.

Geography definitions from the Clery Act

On-Campus-Defined as: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area and used by the institution in direct support of or in a manner related to the institution’s educational purposes, including residence halls; and (2) Any building or property that is within or reasonably contiguous to the area identified in paragraph (1), that is owned by the institution but controlled by another person, is frequently used by students and supports institutional purposes (such as a food or retail vendor).

Non-Campus Building Or Property-Defined as: (1) Any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (2) Any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of or in relation to the institution’s educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.

Public Property-Defined as: All public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The UCR Police crime statistics do not include crimes that occur in privately owned homes or businesses within or adjacent to the campus boundaries. See Illustration below:


Fire Safety Report:

The campus also publishes a Fire Safety Report, containing information about fire safety policies, procedures, and statistics, available online at: Website

Annual Crime Statistics and Incidents Report


2012 CLERY Statistics

Location Homicide Sex Offense Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Crime Total Hate Crime
  2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012
On Campus - Non Residence 0 1 2 2 20 14 0 39 2
On Campus - Residence 0 5 1 0 31 0 0 37 0
On Campus SUBTOTAL 0 6 3 2 51 14 0 76 2
Non-Campus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Public Property 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0
2012 Total 0 6 6 2 51 14 0 79 2
Location Drug Arrests Drug Referrals Liquor Arrests Liquor Referrals Weapons Arrests Weapons Referrals
  2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012
On Campus - Non Residence 6 1 20 0 0 0
On Campus - Residence 1 231 4 19 3 3
On Campus SUBTOTAL 7 232 24 19 3 3
Non-Campus 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Property 5 0 2 0 0 0
2012 Total 12 232 26 19 3 3

Fire Requirement in 2012

2012 On Campus Student Housing Facilities - Fire Summary

Name of Facility Fire Injuries Deaths
Pentland Hills 0 0 0
A&I Residence Hall 0 0 0
Lothian Residence Hall 0 0 0
Glen Mor 0 0 0
Bannockburn Village 0 0 0
University Plaza 0 0 0
Crest Housing 0 0 0
International Village 0 0 0
Stonehaven 0 0 0
Falkirk 0 0 0
Oban 0 0 0
2012 Total 0 0 0

2011 CLERY Statistics

Location Homicide Sex Offense Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Crime Total Hate Crime
  2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011
On Campus - Non Residence 0 0 3 0 11 23 1 38 1
On Campus - Residence 0 5 1 1 21 0 0 28 0
On Campus SUBTOTAL 0 5 4 1 32 23 1 66 1
Non-Campus 0 0 0 1 2 5 0 8 0
Public Property 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
2011 Total 0 5 4 2 34 29 1 75 1
Location Drug Arrests Drug Referrals Liquor Arrests Liquor Referrals Weapons Arrests Weapons Referrals
  2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011
On Campus - Non Residence 1 1 2 18 1 1
On Campus - Residence 3 132 1 36 1 1
On Campus SUBTOTAL 4 133 3 54 2 2
Non-Campus 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Property 1 0 0 0 1 0
2011 Total 5 133 3 54 3 2

Fire Requirement in 2011

2011 On Campus Student Housing Facilities - Fire Summary

Name of Facility Fire Injuries Deaths
Pentland Hills 0 0 0
A&I Residence Hall 0 0 0
Lothian Residence Hall 0 0 0
Glen Mor 0 0 0
Bannockburn Village 0 0 0
University Plaza 0 0 0
Crest Housing 0 0 0
International Village 0 0 0
Stonehaven 0 0 0
Falkirk 0 0 0
Oban 0 0 0
2011 Total 0 0 0

2010 CLERY Statistics

Location Homicide Sex Offense Robbery Aggravated Assault Burglary Motor Vehicle Theft Arson Crime Total Hate Crime
  2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
On Campus - Non Residence 0 3 4 2 6 12 3 30 2
On Campus - Residence 0 2 3 3 12 0 1 21 1
On Campus SUBTOTAL 0 5 7 5 18 12 4 51 3
Non-Campus 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0
Public Property 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0
2010 Total 0 7 8 5 18 17 4 59 3
Location Drug Arrests Drug Referrals Liquor Arrests Liquor Referrals Weapons Arrests Weapons Referrals
  2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
On Campus - Non Residence 10 0 2 0 0 0
On Campus - Residence 12 146 0 20 1 0
On Campus SUBTOTAL 22 146 2 20 1 0
Non-Campus 0 0 0 0 0 0
Public Property 3 0 0 0 1 0
2010 Total 25 146 2 20 2 0

Fire Requirement in 2010

2010 On Campus Student Housing Facilities - Fire Summary

Name of Facility Fire Injuries Deaths
Pentland Hills 0 0 0
A&I Residence Hall 0 0 0
Lothian Residence Hall 0 0 0
Glen Mor 0 0 0
Bannockburn Village 0 0 0
University Plaza 0 0 0
Crest Housing 0 0 0
International Village 0 0 0
Stonehaven 0 0 0
Falkirk 1 0 0
Oban 0 0 0
2010 Total 1 0 0


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Tel: (951) 827-1012

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