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Catalog Rights and Student Responsibilites

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Good Standing | Continuous attendance and catalog rights
Stop-Out Policy | Leave of Absence
Withdrawal from the University
Retention, Probation and Disqualification | Student Conduct
Parking on Campus | University Police
Debts Owed to the University | Student Rights
Privacy Right of Students in Education Records
Use of Social Security Number

Good standing indicates that a student is eligible to continue and is free from financial obligation to the university. A student under academic disqualification, disciplinary suspension or disciplinary expulsion is not eligible to receive a statement of good standing on transcripts issued by the university or on other documents.

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A student remaining in continuous attendance in regular sessions and continuing in the same curriculum at any campus of the California community colleges or in any combination of California community colleges and campuses of The California State University may, for purposes of meeting graduation requirements, elect to meet the graduation requirements of such campuses from which he or she will graduate in effect either at the time of entering the curriculum or at the time of graduation therefrom, except that substitutions for discontinued courses may be authorized or required by the proper university authorities.

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With certain exceptions, undergraduate students may be absent for one semester and maintain their continuing student status. This includes election of curriculum requirements for graduation and eligibility to register for the next semester. The exceptions are as follows:

Disqualified Students - Students who are disqualified at the end of a semester and have not been reinstated will not receive a registration appointment; they must apply for readmission, and if admitted, may be subject to new curricula requirements.

Foreign-Visa Students - Students with foreign visas are required to maintain continuous enrollment. The stop-out policy is not applicable to "visa" students.

Students absent for more than one semester must apply for readmission should they wish to return to Fullerton . Election of catalog requirements will not be jeopardized for certain students. Students should consult an evaluator in the Office of Admissions and Records.

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A leave of absence may be granted based on certain documented extenuating circumstances (e.g., illness or disability, active duty in the armed forces of the U.S.) and normally is granted for not more than one year. Undergraduate and postbaccalaureate unclassified graduate students qualify for a leave if they have completed at least one semester in residence at Cal State Fullerton and are in good academic standing. Forms to request a leave of absence are available at the Admissions and Records Service Center.

Such an approved leave of absence authorizes the student to return without reapplying to the university and continue under the catalog requirements that applied to the enrollment prior to the absence.

Undergraduate and graduate students on approved leaves of one year (two academic semesters) or less are eligible to register for the semester immediately following the end of the leave.
The leave of absence policy for conditionally classified and classified graduate students and credential students is defined in the “Graduate Regulations” section of this catalog.

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Students who find it necessary to withdraw from Cal State Fullerton after enrolling for any academic term are required to follow the official withdrawal procedures. Failure to follow formal withdrawal procedures defined in the class schedule for that semester may result in the assignment of failing grades in all courses and the need to apply for readmission before being permitted to enroll in another academic term. Information on withdrawal procedures is available from the Admissions and Records Service Center, Langsdorf Hall 114; P.O. Box 6900, Fullerton, CA, 92384-6900, (714) 278-7601.

Students who are receiving financial aid funds must consult with the Financial Aid Office prior to withdrawing from the university regarding required return or repayment of grant or loan assistance received for that academic term. If a recipient of financial assistance under federal Title IV financial aid programs withdraws from the institution during a payment period, the amount of grant or loan assistance received is subject to return and repayment provisions governed by federal law.
See the “Refund of Fees” section in this catalog for possible refunds. No student may withdraw after the date shown on the university calendar as the last day of instruction.

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For purposes of determining a student's ability to remain in the university, both quality of performance and progress towards the educational objective will be considered.

Academic Probation
An undergraduate student shall be placed on academic probation if in any semester the cumulative grade point average or the grade point average at Fullerton falls below 2.0 (grade of C on a four-point scale). The student shall be advised of probation status promptly and, except in unusual instances, before the start of the next consecutive enrollment period.

An undergraduate student shall be removed from academic probation and restored to clear standing upon achieving a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 in all academic work attempted, in all such work attempted at Fullerton , and is making satisfactory progress towards his or her educational objective.

A postbaccalaureate student (credential, unclassified, or undeclared status; but not second baccalaureate degree students) shall be subject to academic probation if, after attempting 12 or more graded units, his or her postbaccalaureate cumulative grade point average for units attempted at California State University, Fullerton falls below a 2.50 average. The GPA will determine whether a student is subject to probation only when the student has attempted 12 semester units of graded course work.

A graduate student enrolled in a graduate degree program in either conditionally classified or classified standing shall be subject to academic probation if he or she fails to maintain a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 (grade of B on a four-point scale) in all units attempted.

Academic Disqualification
An undergraduate student on academic probation shall be subject to academic disqualification if:

  1. As a freshman (fewer than 30 semester hours of college work completed), the student falls below a grade point average of 1.50 in all units attempted or in all units attempted at this institution; or
  2. As a sophomore (30 through 59.9 semester units of college work completed), the student falls below a grade point average of 1.70 in all college units attempted or in all units attempted at this institution; or
  3. As a junior (60 to 89.9 semester units of college work completed), the student falls below a grade point average of 1.85 in all college units attempted or in all units attempted at this institution; or
  4. As a senior (90 or more semester units of college work completed), the student falls below a grade point average of 1.95 in all college units attempted or in all units attempted at this institution.

A graduate student enrolled in a graduate degree program shall be subject to disqualification if, while on probation, a sufficient grade point average is not achieved to remove probationary status. Disqualification may be either from further registration in a particular program or from further enrollment in the university, as determined by appropriate campus authority.

A postbaccalaureate student who is on probation shall be subject to disqualification if he or she fails to maintain at least a 2.50 cumulative grade point average after attempting 12 units of graded course work (not including CR/NC) at California State University , Fullerton , in postbaccalaureate status. Disqualification may be either from further registration as a postbaccalaureate, credential or certificate program student or from further enrollment at California State University , Fullerton , as determined by the vice president for academic affairs or designee.

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Students are expected to make themselves aware of and abide by the university community’s standards of behavior as articulated in this section, the Student Handbook, and other regulations of the university. Students accept the rights and responsibilities of membership in the CSUF community when they are admitted to the university. At the university, as elsewhere, ignorance of the standards is not an acceptable justification for violating community standards.

Because the functions of a university depend on honesty and integrity among members, the university expects from its students a higher standard of conduct than the minimum required to avoid disciplinary action.

Activities of students may result in violation of law, and students who violate the law may incur penalties prescribed by civil authorities. However, the university reserves the right to review such incidents independent of action by civil authorities, recognizing that the university’s authority and its disciplinary process serve its educational mission and interest, a function separate from action by civil authorities.

The Trustees of the California State University are authorized by the Education Code to establish student disciplinary procedures. The president of California State University, Fullerton has designated the associate dean of students, judicial affairs, as the university’s student conduct administrator. The administrator is responsible for administering the student discipline system and implementing the following procedures as mandated in Executive Order No. 970 Student Conduct Procedure (Student Handbook) and CSUF President’s Directive Number Nine: Regarding the Use of Attorneys in Student Disciplinary Proceedings.

Unacceptable student behavior by students or by applicants for admission is subject to discipline as provided in Section 41301 of Title 5, California Code of Regulations.

Title 5 California Code of Regulations 41301. Standards for Student Conduct.
The university is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy living and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff. Each member of the campus community must choose behaviors that contribute toward this end. Student behavior that is not consistent with the Student Conduct Code is addressed through an educational process that is designed to promote safety and good citizenship and, when necessary, impose appropriate consequences.

(A) Student Responsibilities
      Students are expected to be good citizens and to engage in responsible behaviors that reflect well       upon their university, to be civil to one another and to others in the campus community, and to       contribute positively to student and university life.
(B) Unacceptable Student Behaviors
      The following behavior is subject to disciplinary sanctions:

  1. Dishonesty, including:
    (a) Cheating, plagiarism, or other forms of academic dishonesty that are intended to gain unfair       academic advantage.
    (b) Furnishing false information to a University official, faculty member, or campus office.
    (c) Forgery, alteration, or misuse of a University document, key, or identification instrument.
    (d) Misrepresenting one’s self to be an authorized agent of the university or one of its       auxiliaries.
  2. Unauthorized entry into, presence in, use of, or misuse of university property.
  3. Willful, material and substantial disruption or obstruction of a university-related activity, or any on- campus activity.
  4. Participating in an activity that sub stantially and materially disrupts the normal operations of the university, or infringes on the rights of members of the university community.
  5. Willful, material and substantial obstruction of the free flow of pedestrian or other traffic, on or leading to campus property or an off- campus university related activity.
  6. Disorderly, lewd, indecent, or obscene behavior at a university related activ ity, or directed toward a member of the university community.
  7. Conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of any person within or related to the university community, including physical abuse, threats, intimidation, harassment, or sexual misconduct.
  8. Hazing, or conspiracy to haze, as defined in Education Code Sections 32050 and 32051:
    “Hazing” includes any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a student organization, or any pastime or amusement engaged in with respect to such an organization which causes, or is likely to cause, bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm, to any student or other person attending any school, community college, college, university or other educational institution in this state; but the term “hazing” does not include customary athletic events or other similar contests or competitions.
    A group of students acting together may be considered a ‘student organization’ for purposes of this section whether or not they are officially recognized. Neither the express or implied consent of a victim of hazing, nor the lack of active participation while hazing is going on is a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not a neutral act, and is also a violation of this section.
  9. Use, possession, manufacture, or dis tribution of illegal drugs or drug- related paraphernalia, (except as expressly permitted by law and university regulations) or the misuse of legal pharmaceutical drugs.
  10. Use, possession, manufacture, or dis tribution of alcoholic beverages (except as expressly permitted by law and university regulations), or public intoxication while on campus or at a university related activity.
  11. Theft of property or services from the university community, or misap propriation of university resources.
  12. Unauthorized destruction, or damage to university property or other property in the university community.
  13. Possession or misuse of firearms or guns, replicas, ammunition, explo- sives, fireworks, knives, other weapons, or dangerous chemicals (without the prior authorization of the campus president) on campus or at a university related activity.
  14. Unauthorized recording, dissemina- tion, or publication of academic pre- sentations (including handwritten notes) for a commercial purpose.
  15. Misuse of computer facilities or resources, including:
    (a) Unauthorized entry into a file, for any purpose.
    (b) Unauthorized transfer of a file.
    (c) Use of another’s identification or password.
    (d) Use of computing facilities, campus network, or other resources to interfere with the work       of another member of the University community.
    (e) Use of computing facilities and resources to send obscene or intimidating and abusive       messages.
    (f) Use of computing facilities and resources to interfere with normal university operations.
    (g) Use of computing facilities and resources in violation of copyright laws.
    (h) Violation of a campus computer use policy.
  16. Violation of any published university policy, rule, regulation or presidential order.
  17. Failure to comply with directions or, or interference with, any university official or any public safety officer while acting in the perfor- mance of his/her duties.
  18. Any act chargeable as a violation of a federal, state, or local law that poses a substantial threat to the safety or well being of members of the university community, to property within the university community or poses a significant threat of disruption or interference with university operations.
  19. Violation of the Student Conduct Procedures, including:
    (a) Falsification, distortion, or mis representation of information related to a student       discipline matter.
    (b) Disruption or interference with the orderly progress of a student discipline proceeding.
    (c) Initiation of a student discipline proceeding in bad faith.
    (d) Attempting to discourage another from participating in the student discipline matter.
    (e) Attempting to influence the impartiality of any participant in a student discipline matter.
    (f) Verbal or physical harassment or intimidation of any participant in a student discipline       matter.
    (g) Failure to comply with the sanction(s) imposed under a student discipline proceeding.
  20. Encouraging, permitting, or assisting another to do any act that could subject him or her to discipline.

(C) Procedures for Enforcing This Code
      The Chancellor shall adopt procedures to ensure students are afforded appropriate notice and an       opportunity to be heard before the University imposes any sanction for a violation of the Student       Conduct Code.
(D) Application of This Code

Sanctions for the conduct listed above can be imposed on applicants, enrolled students, students between academic terms, graduates awaiting degrees, and students who withdraw from school while a disciplinary matter is pending. Conduct that threatens the safety or security of the campus community, or substantially disrupts the functions or operation of the University is within the jurisdiction of this Article regardless of whether it occurs on or off campus. Nothing in this Code may conflict with Education Code Section 66301 that prohibits disciplinary action against students based on behavior protected by the First Amendment.

41302. Disposition of Fees: Campus Emergency; Interim Suspension.
The President of the campus may place on probation, suspend, or expel a student for one or more of the causes enumerated in Section 41301. No fees or tuition paid by or for such student for the semester, quarter, or summer session in which he or she is suspended or expelled shall be refunded. If the student is readmitted before the close of the semester, quarter, or summer session in which he or she is suspended, no additional tuition or fees shall be required of the student on account of the suspension.

During periods of campus emergency, as determined by the President of the individual campus, the President may, after consultation with the Chancellor, place into immediate effect any emergency regulations, procedures, and other measures deemed necessary or appropriate to meet the emergency, safeguard persons and property, and maintain educational activities.

The President may immediately impose an interim suspension in all cases in which there is reasonable cause to believe that such an immediate suspension is required in order to protect lives or property and to insure the maintenance of order. A student so placed on interim suspension shall be given prompt notice of charges and the opportunity for a hearing within 10 days of the imposition of interim suspension. During the period of interim suspension, the student shall not, without prior written permission of the President or designated representative, enter any campus of the California State University other than to attend the hearing. Violation of any condition of interim suspension shall be grounds for expulsion.

University Alcohol and Drug Policies
California State University, Fullerton has specific policies related to the use of alcohol and other drugs, including President’s Directive Number One: University Policy Regarding the Possession, Manufacturing, Sale, Furnishing Without Charge, and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages and Other Drugs in a University Workplace or Residence Facility. The full text of this policy and other policies related to the use of alcohol and other drugs can be found online at http://www.fullerton.edu/alcohol_drug_info.

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Semester parking permits or daily permits are required 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday. Posted 30-minute spaces and parking zones are enforced during these time periods. Red curbs/fire lanes, spaces designated for disabled persons, service/maintenance spaces, state-vehicle-only spaces, loading zones (white and yellow curbs and posted time limits) and all other university and California Vehicle Code parking regulations are enforced 24 hours a day. It is a violation to stop, stand or wait in parking facility drive aisles for a parking space; vehicles will be cited. There is no parking permit grace period at the start of a semester; vehicles not displaying a current parking permit will be cited. Parking permits are also required during intersession, summer session and when university offices are open. Parking permits are not transferable and are valid only when purchased from the university. Vehicles displaying a lost or stolen parking permit will be cited.

Student semester parking permits are valid in the following parking facilities: lots A, B, E, G, S, all parking structures and Irvine Campus student parking spaces. After 6 p.m., semester permits are valid in faculty/staff lots A-South, C-West, C-East, E-West, I, J and the College Park faculty/staff parking area. Faculty/staff parking lots F and H are designated for faculty/staff only.

Semester permits are available for purchase during class registration at www.fullerton.edu/titanonline under “Student Fees, Make A Payment.” Semester permits may be purchased in person at Student Financial Services, University Hall 180. The price of a semester parking permit is $144. Daily permits can be purchased from permit dispenser machines located in lots A, E, G, Arts Drive and at the Irvine Campus. Daily permits are valid all day in student lots A, B, E, G, S, all parking structures and Irvine Campus student parking spaces. After 6 p.m., daily permits are valid in faculty/staff lots A-South, C-West, C-East, E-West, I, J and the College Park faculty/staff parking area.

Parking permits are required for motorcycles, mopeds (and other types of motorized two- and three-wheeled vehicles). Motorcycles/mopeds parking permits are valid only in designated motorcycle parking areas.

A current DMV disabled person placard or license plate and valid CSU Fullerton parking permit must be displayed in a vehicle while parked in a space designated for disabled persons.
Parking fees and regulations are subject to change without notification. Go to the Parking and Transportation Services website at www.parking.fullerton.edu for current information.

Use of Bicycles and Skateboards on Campus
The university’s policy concerning the use of bicycles, skateboards and other forms of non-motor vehicle transportation is set forth in President’s Directive No16.

  1. Bicycles, scooters and roller skates may be used on campus under the following conditions:
    1. Pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times.
    2. Individuals using bicycles, scooters or roller skates must comply with all applicable laws and     regulations, exercise due care, and use reasonable caution to prevent injury and damage to     property.
    3. Bicycles, roller skates and scooters may not be used on posted walkways; in the quad; on     grass or in planters; in buildings or parking structures; on steps, benches or rails; or other     areas as posted.
    4. Bicycles, roller skates and scooters may be used on walkways or in the quad for instructional     purposes or whenever parking fee requirements are not enforced.
  2. Skateboards and motorized skateboards may not be used on campus, including parking structures.
  3. Motorized bicycles and scooters may only be operated on campus roadways.
  4. Bicycles, scooters, motorized bicycles and motorized scooters secured to objects or structures other than approved racks or storage containers may be removed by the university.
  5. Bicycles, motorized bicycles, motorized scooters and motorized skateboards may not be stored inside any building, including the residence halls, without written authorization.
  6. Non-motor vehicle forms of transportation may be used on campus or any property controlled by the university to accommodate a disability with written authorization.

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Building T-1200 Business - (714) 278-2515
Campus Emergency - dial 911 or extension 3333

The University Police is a full service police department serving Cal State Fullerton and the Irvine Campus. The Department is made up of the following units:

  • Police Administration
  • Patrol Operations
  • Investigations
  • Crime Prevention
  • Lost & Found
  • Campus Motor Pool and Key Pickup
  • Livescan Fingerprinting Service

The department’s various units provide a wide range of services, both traditional and nontraditional. In addition, all CSUF police officers are sworn police officers that are graduates of State accredited Police Academies. We investigate all crimes on campus and strictly enforce Penal Code and Vehicle Code violations. Our department has a very close working relationship with all surrounding police departments, and we are contacted when any major crime occurs off campus at any student organization. Our common goal is to assure that our campus is a safe place to study, teach, work, reside and visit.

Crimes on Campus
The majority of crimes on and around the campus are crimes of opportunity. They primarily involve property thefts, such as bicycles, backpacks and books; thefts from vehicles and auto thefts. Personal assaults occasionally occur, but are uncommon on Cal State Fullerton campuses.
Alcohol and drug use is a societal problem, and therefore, Cal State Fullerton is no exception. Although these problems do occur on campus, they are experienced on a much smaller scale. Alcoholic beverages may be consumed by those over (21) years of age at the campus Pub, at designated sporting events, at special events authorized by the president and inside campus housing rooms for legal age residents and guests. All state and Federal drug laws are strictly enforced and violators will be prosecuted to the fullest. The University Police offers substance abuse education programs, and works closely with counselors at the Student Health and Counseling Center.
Crime prevention awareness is a major factor in reducing these types of crimes. We encourage members of our campus community to act responsibly by securing their property and reporting suspicious activities immediately to the University Police.

Crime Prevention Programs
Crime prevention is citizen awareness and participation. It is a willingness to look out for one another, to report suspicious activities immediately to the University Police Department and to become involved in the safety and security of the campus.

Operation Identification (or Operation ID) is a citizen’s burglary prevention/property identification program for use in homes and residence halls. It involves the marking of property with an identifying number as a means of burglary and theft prevention. This ID number also helps law enforcement agencies identify your property should it become lost or stolen and assists us in apprehending those individuals found in possession of stolen property. You can either mark your valuables by inscribing your driver’s license number or State Identification card number in a location that can readily be seen by an inspecting police officer or with DataDots, which makes invisible markings. An engraver can be checked out from the University Police Department.

In addition to this program, the University Police Department, in conjunction with the Women’s/Adult Reentry Center, provides presentations on personal safety and rape awareness several times throughout the school year.

Each school year brings with it some different and unique crime problems. When these incidents occur, the University Police Department circulates flyers and runs articles in the Daily Titan newspaper to advise the community and create an awareness of any problems. Neighborhood (dorm) Watch also is an ongoing program at residence housing, which includes regular meetings with residence advisers and distribution of flyers or posters to communicate crime or other safety issues that may be of interest to the residents.

How to Contact Us
The California State University, Fullerton Police Department is located at the corner of State College Blvd. and Gymnasium Drive. The Police Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including holidays. The campus is never without police protection, including both uniform police officers and plain-clothes detectives.

Suspicious Activities
Many criminals escape detection and arrest because a citizen will observe suspicious persons or possible criminal activities and fail to report them. Members of the campus community can help by becoming aware of their surroundings and developing a perception of what seems out of place or out of the ordinary. It may be something as simple as a door-to-door salesperson attempting to solicit at the residence halls, a vehicle parked in an unusual location late at night, or someone just hanging around. What one reports may be an innocent activity. However, it could also be serious criminal activity about to happen or actually occurring. Report suspicious activities immediately to the University Police Department. We want you to call, and we don’t mind if the incident doesn’t turn out to be a crime in progress. Only if you call, can we respond and suppress potential criminal activity.

How to Summon Assistance
Emergency assistance on campus may be obtained by dialing 911 from any office or campus phone or from any residence or pay phone. Dialing this number connects the caller immediately with the University Police Department, which will respond with whatever assistance is needed (i.e., paramedics, ambulance, fire department, first-aid or police assistance).

If you are outside on the campus grounds when an emergency occurs and a telephone is not available, you may use one of the numerous emergency telephones located throughout the campus. The emergency telephones are identifiable as blue speaker telephone light towers, with blue lights atop, which are wired directly to the University Police Department for immediate response.

Annual Campus Security Report
Under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the university annually collects and reports information about campus crime and sets forth its security policies. This report is available for review on the Web at police.fullerton.edu/annualsecurityreport.htm. Printed copies of this report are also available upon request at the University Police Department (T-1200).

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Should a student or former student fail to pay a fee or a debt owed to the institution, the institution may “withhold permission to register, to use facilities for which a fee is authorized to be charged, to receive services, materials, food or merchandise or any combination of the above from any person owing a debt” until the debt is paid (see Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Sections 42380 and 42381).

Prospective students who register for courses offered by the university are obligated for the payment of fees associated with registration for those courses. Failure to cancel registration in any course for an academic term prior to the first day of the academic term gives rise to an obligation to pay student fees including any tuition for the reservation of space in the course.

The institution may withhold permission to register or to receive official transcripts of grades or other services offered by the institution from anyone owing fees or another debt to the institution. If a person believes he or she does not owe all or part of an asserted unpaid obligation that person may contact the business office. The business office, or another office on campus to which the business office may refer the person, will review all pertinent information provided by the person and available to the campus and will advise the person of its conclusions.

For more information or questions, please contact Colleen Nickles, Senior Director of Financing & Treasury in the CSU Chancellor’s Office, at (562) 981-4579 or cnickles@calstate.edu.

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Nondiscrimination and Harassment Policies
The California State University (CSU) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender or sexual orientation, disability or age in the educational programs or activities it conducts. Such programs and activities include but are not limited to admission, academic programs, non-academic programs, participation in intercollegiate athletics, and employment. Discrimination, including harassment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age, is prohibited by Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and various state laws and all subsequent amendments by the U.S. Department of Education.

The CSU is responsible for providing a reliable, prompt and equitable response to a complaint of discrimination. Inquiries concerning the CSU’s compliance with these Acts, application of these laws to programs and activities of the CSU, campus policies, complaint resolution and/or appeals processes, and discrimination/harassment complaint filing procedures may be addressed to the CSU officers assigned the administrative responsibility of reviewing such matters or directly with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights listed below:

All Discrimination/Harassment/Sexual Harassment Complaints

Director, Diversity and Equity Programs, CSUF
Rosamaria Gomez-Amaro
College Park 700
(714) 278-3951
TDD 714-278-2786

Student Disability Complaints (including denial or failure to implement accommodations, academic adjustments and auxiliary aids)

Director, Disabled Student Services, CSUF
Paul K. Miller
University Hall 101
(714) 278-3117
TDD 714-278-2786

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Region IX

San Francisco Office
Old Federal Building , 09-8010
50 United Nations Plaza , Room 239
San Francisco , CA. 94102-4102
(415) 556-4275, FAX (415 437-7783
TDD (415) 437-7786

Applicants for admissions or employment should contact the Office of Diversity and Equity Programs (DEP) for information on how to file a complaint or refer to the DEP website to obtain a copy of the complaint resolution procedure via http://www.fullerton.edu/diversity/policies.asp.

Sexual Harassment
It is the policy of California State University, Fullerton and the California State University to maintain a working and learning environment free from sexual harassment of its students, employees and those who apply for student or employee status. Sexual harassment is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1962, Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, and the California Education Code 89535. Executive Order 927 - Systemwide Policy on Prohibiting Harassment in Employment and Retaliation for Reporting Harassment or Participating in a Harassment Investigation also prohibits sexual harassment within the California State University system. The university will not tolerate sexual harassment and will take action to eliminate such behavior. Information concerning campus sexual harassment policies and procedures can be obtained from the Office of Diversity and Equity Programs, College Park 770, (714) 278-3951 or http://www.fullerton.edu/diversity/policies.asp.

Right of Petition
Students may petition for review of certain university academic regulations when unusual circumstances exist. It should be noted, however, that academic regulations, when they are contained in Title 5, California Code of Regulations, are not subject to petition.

Petition forms are available in the Office of Admissions and Records. The University Petitions Committee will take action on the petition based on recommendations provided by appropriate officers and the student will be notified of the decision in writing. Results of the action will be placed in the student’s file in the Office of Admissions and Records.

The petitions committee members shall consist of the associate dean of each college, or designee, an academic programs representative, the director of the Academic Advising Center, one faculty member of the University General Education Committee, and the university registrar, who will serve as the secretary.

Right of Nonparticipation
University activities either within or outside of the classroom involve varying degrees of risk to the participants. It is university policy that the instructor directing such activities reviews with potential participants the specific nature of such risks and obtains from them their expressed or implied consent prior to undertaking activities.

The student who at any time comes to believe that the risks, whether physical or psychological, are excessive has the responsibility to withdraw from participation at the time and to inquire of the instructor if there are alternative means of fulfilling the requirements without penalty. If there are none, the student may petition for withdrawal from the course without penalty or appeal for an appropriate modification of the activity. The appeal may be made either to the chair of the department concerned or to the chair of the Institutional Review Board, or both.

Right of Academic Appeal
Please see “Academic Appeals” in the “Student Affairs” section of this catalog.

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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records. They are:

  1. The right to inspect and review their education records.
  2. The right to request the amendment of their education records to ensure that they are not inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of their privacy or other rights.
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in their education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. FERPA permits disclosures without consent to “school officials” with “legitimate educational interests.” “School officials” include university employees (including law enforcement unit and health personnel); agents of the university (such as an attorney or collection agent); or individuals, including students, serving on official committees or assisting a school official perform his/her tasks. A school official has a “legitimate educational interest” if the official needs to review an educational record to fulfill his/her professional responsibility. Upon request, the university discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks to enroll. California State University, Fullerton has designated as “Directory” information a student’s name, date and place of birth, permanent and local address, university-recognized e-mail address(es), photograph, telephone number, class level, enrollment status, major, minor, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, previous educational institutions attended, past and present participation in recognized activities, and weight and height if an athletic team member. Unless restricted by the student, the campus may release Directory information at any time to any requesting party, including the military and for the development of the university-affiliated marketing programs. Students may choose to limit the release of their Directory information in one four ways:
    (a) Permit release of all directory information for any purpose. No further action by the student       is required.
    (b) Permit release of only “Verification” nformation. This sub-category of Directory information       consists of student’s name, class level, enrollment status, major, minor, degrees and       awards received, dates of attendance and university- recognized e-mail address(es). The       university will release this information for classroom use; in response to requests, including       those from financial lenders, employers or insurance companies for verification of degree       and enrollment information; and for inclusion in Commencement and honors material.       Students who release only “Verification” information will be excluded from all university       directories.
    (c) Permit release of only “Class” information. This sub-category of Directory information       consists of a student’s name, major, minor, degree and awards received, and university       -recognized e-mail address(es). The university will release this information for class room       use and for inclusion in Commencement and honors material. Students who release only       “Class” information will be excluded from all university directories, and the university will       not respond to requests, including those from financial lenders, employers or insurance       companies, for certification of degree, dates of attendance and enrollment status.
    (d) Withhold the release of all Directory information. Withholding the release of all Directory       information means that the student will be excluded from all university directories and       publications including Commencement and honors material, and the university will not       verify degree, dates of attendance or enrollment status without the prior written consent of       the student. Students may prevent the release of this information without a specific prior       written authorization by logging on to www.fullerton.edu/titanonline or appearing in       person at the Admissions and Records Service Center, room 114 on the first floor of       Langsdorf Hall.
  4. The right to file with the U.S. Department of Education a complaint concerning alleged failures of the California State University, Fullerton to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC 20202-4605.
  5. The right to obtain a copy of the California State University, Fullerton’s student records policy. A copy of this policy may be obtained from the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs.

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Applicants are required to include their correct social security numbers (taxpayer identification numbers) in designated places on applications for admission pursuant to the authority contained in Section 41201, Title 5, California Code of Regulations, and Section 6109 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Internal Revenue Service requires the university to file information returns that include the student’s social security number and other information such as the amount paid for qualified tuition, related expenses, and interest on educational loans. That information is used to help determine whether a student, or a person claiming a student as a dependent, may take a credit or deduction to reduce federal income taxes. The social security number is also required by the Franchise Tax Board for collection of returned checks.

For other records and services, the university uses an assigned Campus Wide Identification number (CWID) which may also be referred to as a SID (Student Identification Number) as the student’s account number. A student’s TitanCard number is not his or her identification number.

Students are required to write their student identification numbers on personal checks submitted for any payment to the university. Payment by personal check is consent by the student for the university to write the student’s identification number on the check if it is not referenced. If a student prefers that his or her student identification number not be on the check, then the student must submit payment by cashier’s check, money order, or when appropriate (other than mail-in or drop-off registration), cash. Use of the student identification number assures credit to the correct student university account.

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