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To view the full Community standard’s document, please check out the Forms and Documents page

Zero Tolerance Policy for Threats or Acts of Violence available at: President’s Memorandum

“Cal Poly Pomona is committed to creating and maintaining a working, learning, and social environment that is free from violence. The university has zero-tolerance for threats or acts of violence against members of the campus community.”

Abusive Behavior, Bias/Hate Crime, and Hazing

  1. The University Village is a community committed to fundamental human dignity and Any hate incident and acts of violence will be reported to appropriate authorities and has zero-tolerance.
  2. Abusive behavior, the use of profanity, and/or threats or any attempts to obstruct UV staff from accomplishing their duties is prohibited.
  3. Creating an environment that endangers or threatens the safety or wellbeing of oneself or others is prohibited. Any action or creation of any situation for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization that recklessly or intentionally endangers another person’s psychological, mental, or physical health is prohibited
  4. Bias-related incidents are defined as behavior which constitutes an expression of hostility against the person or property of another because of the targeted person’s age, creed, ability, ethnic or national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, political or social affiliation, race, religion, or sexual orientation and are prohibited.
  5. Hate crime includes, but is not limited to, a violation of Section 422.6. Any criminal act against a protected identity may be classified as a hate crime and is Please refer to Cal Poly Pomona’s Response Protocol for Hate Crimes
  6. A hate crime (CA Penal Code 422.55) is a criminal act and will reported to the authorities.
  7. Hazing, or conspiracy to haze, is prohibited. Hazing is defined in Penal Code 245.6 as any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a student organization which is likely to cause serious bodily injury, physical harm, personal degradation or disgrace. See
  8. It is the responsibility of every member of the community to take any threat of violence All threats must be reported to the appropriate authorities. Failure to report any threat is subject to disciplinary action.


  1. Providing or selling of any alcoholic beverages to any person under the age of 21 is prohibited.
  2. Consumption, possession, or storage of alcoholic beverages by any Resident under the age of 21 is prohibited.
  3. Residents under the age of 21 may be in the presence of an alcoholic beverage in their housing unit only if another Resident of his or her housing unit is 21 years of age or older. Any other guests or Residents under the age of 21 may not be present while alcohol is being consumed
  4. Possession of bulk alcoholic beverages, defined as amounts that is excessive for responsible personal use is prohibited. Possession/use of any keg, party ball, or other mass drinking device (i.e. beer bongs) is prohibited.
  5. The brewing of alcohol is prohibited.
  6. Possession, consumption, and display of alcoholic beverages or bottles/cans (full or empty) in a public view or place (patio/balcony, walkways, windows, pool, basketball court, etc.) are prohibited.
  7. Detectable intoxication of Residents or guests, and/or inability to exercise care for one’s own safety and/or the safety of others is prohibited.
  8. Drinking games are prohibited at the University Village; this includes but is not limited to beer pong, quarters, flip cup, or king’s cup. Simulation of drinking games such as water pong, Gatorade pong, etc. is prohibited. The University Village has an Act for Safety Policy for alcohol/controlled substances related medical emergencies. Please see page 4 for University Village Act for Safety Policy.

Community Responsibility

  1. Residents are expected to comply with all reasonable requests for courtesy towards others, including, but not limited to, issues regarding noise, use of common area space, and trash disposal.
  2. Failure of Residents to prevent a violation, especially within their space of any stated regulation violates their responsibility as a student and member of this community.
  3. We expect that all residents and staff be an active bystander and intervene if assistance is needed to prevent stalking, harassment, dating/domestic violence and sexual assault. Additional information:


Controlled Substances/Illegal Drugs

Foundation Housing Services & University Housing Services enforce a zero tolerance stance for the use or possession of controlled substances. Any violation may result in a NOTICE TO QUIT from University Village property on the first offense.

  1. Possession, purchase, consumption, being under the influence of, odor, or use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed prescription drugs is prohibited.
  2. Distribution, sale, or supply of illegal drugs, controlled substances, narcotics, or prescription drugs is prohibited.
  3. The use or possession of marijuana in any form for recreational or medicinal use is prohibited. The California Compassionate Use Act does not apply to cases involving use and possession of marijuana that violate the Student Conduct Code or the University Village License Agreement. Residents are NOT protected from disciplinary action under the California Compassionate Use Act.
  4. Medical Marijuana Identification Cards (also referred to as a 215 medical marijuana card) are not recognized through Cal Poly Pomona or the University Village.
  5. Possession of paraphernalia commonly used for drugs and smoking materials (including, but not limited to: bongs, vaporizers, glass, wood, and water pipes) are prohibited and will be confiscated by University Village staff and disposed of by the University Police Department (UPD).
  6. The misuse of any drug, including prescription or over the counter medications is prohibited.

The University Village has an Act for Safety Policy for alcohol/controlled substances related medical emergencies. Please see page 4 for University Village Act for Safety Policy.

Dangerous Behavior and Disorderly Conduct

  1. University Village enforces a zero tolerance stance for dangerous behaviors. Any violations may result in a NOTICE TO QUIT.
  2. Any behavior that can be interpreted as endangering or harming oneself, any community member, or guest is prohibited.
  3. Residents should report concerning behavior immediately. Resources include Counseling & Psychological Services: (see page 9 for more)
  4. Any obstruction or disruption of the University Village’s educational or administrative processes is prohibited.
  5. Engaging in lewd, indecent, offensive or obscene behavior on property or sponsored event is prohibited.
  6. Public display of obscene or offensive matter that contributes to an unsafe or threating environment is prohibited on University Village property; this includes items hung on apartment doors or any other area of public view.

Failure to Comply

  1. University Village has the right to enter the premises occupied by Resident for the purpose of emergency, health, safety, maintenance, management, enforcement of Community Standards, inspection of premises, delivery of University Village information/newsletter, or for any lawful purpose.
  2. Residents agree to abide by directives given by University Village staff acting in the performance of their duties.
  3. Failing to provide information to staff, interfering with staff while they are performing their duties, failing to identity yourself or guest, not opening the door when a staff requests, or being verbally abusive to staff is prohibited.
  4. Residents participating in a conduct investigation process must respond and not withhold information.
  5. Residents should not provide false information, attempt to obstruct the investigation, threaten or intimidate individuals participating in the investigation process or evidence in an investigation.
  6. Residents participating in the conduct process should not discuss their case outside of their meeting and should respect the privacy of all involved.
  7. Residents agree to comply with the University Village Conduct Process, outcomes, deadlines, and resolutions.
  8. Residents are required to complete a Community Living Agreement (CLA) with your roommates within 4 weeks of moving in. Failure to complete a CLA will result in a conduct review
  9. Disciplinary actions for Failure to Comply may result in a NOTICE TO QUIT.



  1. Residents shall not gamble or bet with exchange of money or other items or services on University Village property.

Act for Safety Policy

  1. Residents’ health and safety are the primary concerns for the University Village community. Residents are expected to contact the Resident Advisor (RA) on Duty or UPD when they believe that assistance is needed for an intoxicated/impaired person. UPD will decide if transportation is needed to medical facilities. If off property, in case of medical emergency, residents should call 911 for assistance by local police, fire safety or medical professionals.
  2. Residents are expected to recognize and report concerning behavior.
  3. Residents who proactively seek assistance for themselves or others will not be subject to the regular University Village conduct process. Residents who actively invoke the Act for Safety Policy will participate in an alternate educational process focused on health and well-being. If repeated incidents occur there will be additional judicial action.
  4. The policy does not preclude disciplinary action from other violations such as: physical harm, sexual abuse, damage to property, harassment etc.
  5. This policy does not preclude disciplinary action by University, state, or local authorities.

Physical, Written, and Verbal Abuse

  1. Threats, assault, or physical, psychological, verbal, or written abuse (including online or electronic) to harm someone or endanger the safety of others is prohibited and has zero tolerance.
  2. Harassment in any form towards any person and/or group, through any medium (including online) is prohibited.

Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking: Executive Order 1097

  1. We are committed to creating and sustaining a positive living and working environment, free of discrimination, including sexual violence, sexual assault, domestic/ dating abuse, stalking and has zero tolerance.
  2. Sexual assault, sexual battery, or rape of any person is prohibited. This behavior includes any sexual activity that is carried out without the express consent of all parties involved, including, but not limited to attempted or completed non-consensual sexual acts. For purposes of these Community Standards, anyone under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances is deemed to be incapable of giving consent to sexual activity.
  3. Sexual harassment/sexual violence towards any person is prohibited. Sexual harassment includes such behavior as unwanted sexual advances, sexual gestures, unwanted requests for sexual favors, creating a hostile or offensive environment, and other unwanted verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed towards another person.
  4. Stalking means a repeated course of conduct directed at a specific person (when based on gender or sex) that places that person in a reasonable fear for his/her or others’ safety, or to suffer substantial emotional distress.
  5. University Village staff (including RA’s and student leaders) have a duty to report any incidents of sexual assault and violence even when the person has requested anonymity as mandated by Federal law under Title IX and Executive Order 1095.
  6. For definitions or report an incident: