Principles of Community
The UCI community includes students, faculty and staff from a rich diversity of backgrounds and experiences.
As a community engaged in education…
We encourage free expression of social, religious and political beliefs as part of the learning process. Through academics, extra-curricular activities, and in our everyday interactions with one another, we strive to foster an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect. We celebrate both the uniqueness and diversity of the individuals who make up this community as well as the value of our shared experiences here at UC Irvine. As a community, we stand against any form of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, nationality, age, gender, ability or sexual orientation. It is our hope that each and every member of the UCI community benefits from their experience here and comes to feel like a valued member of this university community.
To that end…
Everyone who chooses to live in, work in, or visit our residential communities must understand that we will not tolerate any form of bigotry, harassment, intimidation, threat, or abuse, whether verbal or written, physical or psychological, direct or implied. Alcohol or substance abuse, ignorance, or humorous intent will not be accepted as an excuse. We will respond to such behavior in a manner consistent with our educational mission and our policies for behavior on campus and in housing.
Our residential communities are dynamic environments that are designed to enable all individuals to reach their full potential. Only by understanding, supporting, and celebrating our diversity can we create an environment where individuality, creativity, and community will thrive.
Residential Life Programming Model
The Residential Life Programming Model provides opportunities for residents to reflect and improve upon aspects of personal importance, increase their capacity for engagement on the campus, and interact and learn from the diverse populations found within the Student Housing communities. These opportunities are measured against learning outcomes embedded within the model itself. In order to achieve these learning outcomes, the model melds a variety of theories and academic priorities into four specific learning domains: Leadership Development, Creating Connections, Personal Responsibility and Diversity & Global Consciousness.