Regulations for Campus Activities, Student Organizations and the University Community (Campus REGS)has been prepared to serve as a reference tool for CSULB students, faculty and staff regarding policies and regulations of the campus community. The policies and regulations contained within this publication are intended to insure freedom of expression and movement while providing for rights of privacy and the maintenance of the university as a peaceful learning environment. The REGS are considered to be official university policy, but are subject to change at any time through the normal policymaking processes.
Any inconsistency in these summaries, and the official policy statement or law, shall be governed by the official policy statement or law, unless the context otherwise indicates.
Campus regulations are adopted pursuant to the authority of the CSULB president, who is responsible for the educational effectiveness, academic excellence and general welfare of the campus over which he presides. A violation of any of the orders and/or directives contained within this publication will, in addition to being a violation of applicable statutory codes, constitute a violation of an order of the university president.
For purposes of these regulations, the university president’s designee is the vice president for Student Services. The policies and regulations contained within this publication apply to students; student organizations (on or off campus); academic, non-academic and administrative personnel; and other persons while on campus property or attending a campus function.
Copies of this document may be obtained from the following university locations:
The effective date of the regulations is August 20, 2012. For more information or clarification, call (562) 985-8670 or (562) 985-7547.
The California State University, Long Beach, Catalog of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, the Schedule of Classes and the University Administrative Guidelines located on the internet at www.csulb.edu/misc/adminguidelines contain the basic policy statements and academic regulations of the university. Additions and revisions are included in the Schedule of Classes printed and distributed each semester. The student is expected to become familiar with and abide by these statements and regulations during the period of his/her enrollment. All general state laws including, but not limited to, the California Penal Code and California Vehicle Code, must be adhered to while on university grounds.
In the event a student is cited for a violation or combination of violations of campus-related alcohol or drug laws, rules or regulations the student may be:
Animals brought to campus must be under control and restrained so as not to present a danger to occupants of the campus. In the case of dogs, a chain or leash is required and may not exceed six feet in length, and no animals shall be permitted within buildings (except those assisting the disabled). Animals may not be tied to any building, fence, shrub or campus object. Unattended animals may be impounded. Persons walking dogs on campus are responsible for removing any refuse left by the animals [California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 42353.1(b)].
BeachBoard is a university academic resource, and is not to be used for commercial or political purposes, or to send unsolicited email. Individuals found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.
Current regulations prohibit bicycles and scooters, motorized and non-motorized, on sidewalks or inside university buildings (see map for pedestrian only areas). Regulations also require bicycles and scooters to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and direct parking so as not to block pedestrian traffic. Additionally, Section 4.8.5(1) of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Article 12, Section 1203 of the California Fire Code prohibit chaining or locking bicycles or scooters to handrails on stairs or handicap ramps. Bicycles or scooters found attached to handrails can be removed without notice by University Police. Further information and regulations, including applicable vehicle code and municipal code ordinances, may be obtained from University Police or Parking and Transportation Services.
For additional information, see the policy below on “Roller Skates, Rollerblades, Scooters, Skateboards and Other Coasting Devices”.
Academic dishonesty cases that occur in the classroom shall be handled by faculty members. After a faculty member takes action, the faculty member shall complete a form that identifies the student who was found responsible, the general nature of the offense, the action taken, and a recommendation as to whether or not additional action should be considered by the campus Judicial Affairs Office. The faculty member should send a completed “Student Academic Integrity” form to the vice president for Student Services, and to the provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs whenever academic dishonesty cases are handled. (Reference: University Policy Statement 08-02)
For assistance in determining the proper procedures for informal or formal complaint resolution, students are encouraged to contact the Office of the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, (562) 985-8670, USU-219; Office of Judicial Affairs, (562) 985-5270, BH-377, or the University Ombuds (562) 985-5983, FND-140.
Computer-related crimes are in violation of the law (California Penal Code Section 502), and will not be tolerated by California State University, Long Beach. Persons having committed campus-related computer crimes face severe campus disciplinary action, in addition to civil or criminal sanctions. The term “computer-related crimes” includes, but is not limited to, unauthorized, fraudulent or malicious tampering with, interference with, damage to, or access to any computer system, network, program or equipment owned by the university or any member of the campus community. (See also Access To and Use of CSULB Computing Resources, CSULB Policy Statement 96-18, dated August 6, 1996.)
CSULB takes pride in its tradition of maintaining civility and mutual respect toward all members of the university community. This is intrinsic to the establishment of excellence in teaching and learning. This also contributes to the maintenance of a productive workplace and an overall positive campus climate. CSULB also takes pride in the diversity of its student body and employees and affirms that this diversity enriches the work and learning environment of the campus.
CSULB affirms that members of the CSULB community have the right to live, work and learn in an environment free of discrimination. The university affirms the equal human worth of every individual and of distinctive groups of people, and fosters fair and equal treatment and access for all members of the university community. The university will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, age, color, creed, gender/gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, medical condition, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, or any other basis not directly related to qualification, unless specified by law. These principles are applicable in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, employment policies, and in participation in university programs and activities or any other programs administered by the university.
In addition to meeting fully its obligations of nondiscrimination under federal and state law, CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to economic status, ethnic background, political views or other personal characteristics or beliefs (CSULB Policy Statement 00-06).
Failure of students to pay debts owed to the university may result in withholding of transcripts and registration services. Delinquent debts include lost keys, unpaid parking citations, fines, equipment, property damage and the like (CSU Executive Order 145). Students may contact Student Account Services, BH-155, regarding fee debts owed.
Federal and state laws require that no otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall, solely by reason of their disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity of the university. Persons with disabilities must initiate requests for reasonable modification or accommodation. Students with disabilities who need special assistance or modification to the university’s programs and/or activities should inform the person(s) responsible for these programs and/or activities immediately upon knowing that such modification is necessary. Request for reasonable accommodation in academic courses should be directed to the faculty member and to the Office of Disabled Student Services, BH-270, (562) 985-5401. If the modification or accommodation is inappropriate or insufficient, the student should seek the assistance of the Office of Equity and Diversity, USU-301, (562) 985-8256.
The university is undertaking the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI) to comply with federal and state laws ensuring that individuals with disabilities can obtain classroom and administrative information provided via information technology as well as conventional printed materials. For further information, visit www.csulb.edu/accessibility.
Each officially recognized club or organization is responsible for the conduct of its members and for their knowledge of, and compliance with, all university policies and regulations and applicable laws when engaging in club or organization activities or events, or when identified with or affiliated with such club or organization. Copies of disciplinary procedures are available in the Office of Student Life and Development, USU-215, or from the Office of the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, USU-219.
Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, ethnicity, gender/gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, special disabled veteran’s status, Vietnam era or other covered veteran status (see Regulation XVIII in this publication). For further information, contact the Office of Equity and Diversity, USU-301, (562) 985-8256.
Any person who (1) unlawfully fights within any building or upon the grounds of any school, community college, state college, or state university, or challenges another person within any such buildings or upon the grounds to fight, or (2) maliciously and willfully disturbs another person within any of these buildings or upon the grounds by loud and unreasonable noise, or (3) uses offensive words within any of these buildings or upon the grounds which are inherently likely to provoke an immediate violent reaction, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and may also be subject to university disciplinary action (California Penal Code, Section 415.5). Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime, which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person, with the specific intent that the statement, made verbally, in writing, or by means of an electronic communications device, is to be taken as a threat, even if there is no intent of actually carrying it out, which, on its face and under the circumstances in which it is made, is so unequivocal, unconditional, immediate and specific as to convey to the person threatened, a gravity of purpose and an immediate prospect of execution of the threat, and thereby causes that person reasonably to be in sustained fear for his or her own safety or for his or her immediate family’s safety, is subject to imprisonment, and university disciplinary action, and is in violation of state law (California Penal Code, Section 422 and following sections). A person who is not a student or officer or employee of the university and who enters a campus or facility, and commits, or enters the campus for the purpose of committing an act likely to interfere with the peaceful conduct of such campus is in violation of state law (California Penal Code, Section 626.2 - 626.6).
The solicitation of donations by student organizations is governed by the CSULB Administrative Guidelines, Donations-Solicitation of Gifts.
ontributions (cash, checks) must be deposited at the 49er Foundation to ensure gift acknowledgment for the donor for possible tax deduction purposes. For assistance in properly accepting ANY contribution (cash, check, gift-in-kind), contact the development associate, Associated Students, USU-229A, (562) 985- 2402, email@example.com, or the director of Development, Division of Student Services, (562) 985-5255. The Center for Scholarship Information, www.csulb.edu/scholarships, has established procedures for administering scholarships and monetary awards by student organizations. Information is available from the Office of Student Life and Development, www.csulb.edu/studentlife.
This policy allows for notification to parents and legal guardians of students who are under age 21, when, after due process, the university has determined that the student has violated campus drug or alcohol-related policies (see Regulation XIX in this publication). For the complete policy, contact the Office of Judicial Affairs, BH-377, (562) 985-5270.
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989 (PL 101–226) require the university to notify each student and employee of campus conduct standards regarding the use of alcohol and illicit drugs, legal sanctions which apply, possible health risks and available counseling and assistance programs. See the CSULB Catalog for more details.
On campus property, the solicitation, sale, use, or knowing possession of dangerous drugs, restricted dangerous drugs, or narcotics as these terms are used in California statutes, are prohibited. Excepted are drugs lawfully prescribed or lawfully permitted. However, use of marijuana, whether prescribed or otherwise, is prohibited on campus grounds and facilities. California State University, Long Beach, enforces all drug laws in the university community. Violations of any of the above will result in legal sanctions, university sanctions or both (California Health and Safety Code, Division 10, all, and including, Section 11357 through 11401).
Tasers are not permitted on the grounds of the university. Possession of an electronic stun device is currently permitted, but prosecution for assault or other unlawful use is possible (California Penal Code, Sections 244.5 and 245).
University/Associated Students sponsored events, which have an anticipated attendance of 200 or more should have a qualified interpreter/translator to provide access to attendees who may be deaf or hearing impaired. For providing this service, contact (at least one week prior to the event) the Office of Disabled Student Services, BH-270, (562) 985-5401.
Students who receive five or more parking citations in any given semester may be subject to university student discipline.
A filming permit is required for filming on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. The filming permit is coordinated by Event Services and enforced by University Police. Filming permits are issued for commercial filming or photography. Permits are also issued for documentaries that promote university programs, policies or philosophies. Bona fide news or editorial photography is exempt from permit requirements; however, coordination with Events Services is required for a review of campus impact. The university has a selective process of reviewing filming permits, as the filming criteria must fit within the needs of our academic priorities. Proposed filming under any circumstance may not displace CSULB employees or students. See also: http://daf.csulb.edu/offices/vp/event_services/filming/univ_filming.html.
Film students are required to comply with the terms and conditions of the Motion Picture/Photography Filming Permit and must obtain a “Request to Film on Campus” form from the Department of Film and Electronic Arts. The completed form must then be submitted to the Event Services Office for review and issuance of permit. Student film project proposals are coordinated by the Department of Film and Electronic Arts and approved by a University Police representative prior to confirming the use of campus facilities and/or space. Students are encouraged to work with their instructors and the Department of Film and Electronic Arts in order to maximize the quantity and quality of filming on campus when and where possible.
CSULB students who are not Film and Electronic Arts majors may apply for use of campus facilities for filming by contacting the Office of Student Life and Development at (562) 985-4181. The Office of Student Life and Development will coordinate the project with the Event Services Office and secure final approvall.
For further information about student filming, contact the Event Services Office, BH-320, (562)985-5578, firstname.lastname@example.org and see http://daf.csulb.edu/offices/vp/event_services/filming/univ_filming.html.
It is the policy of CSULB to allow filming when and where possible. Primary consideration is given to potential resource damage and to anticipated disruption of normal university use. The university has established guidelines that outline the process of applying for a filming permit and what production companies should expect when filming on campus. Departments which are approached directly by individuals or production companies must consult with the Event Services Office (BH-320) for appropriate filming procedures. For more information about filming, please contact the Event Services Office at (562)985-5578 and refer to: http://daf.csulb.edu/offices/vp/event_services/filming/univ_filming.html.
Any person who brings or possesses a firearm on the grounds of the university, without the prior written permission of the chief of University Police, or as otherwise provided by law, is in violation of state law (California Penal Code, Section 626.9; Penal Code, Section 12025 and following), and university regulations, and is punishable by imprisonment, university disciplinary action or both.
Any person who brings or possesses a device, loaded or unloaded, that expels a metallic or similar projectile, such as a B-B or pellet, through the force of air pressure, CO2 pressure, or spring action, or a spot-maker gun or an inoperable weapon on the grounds of the university, without the prior written permission of University Police, is in violation of university regulations, and may be subject to university or legal sanctions. A simulated or toy weapon is not permitted on the grounds of the university without prior written permission from University Police.
Failure to respond to official university correspondence requesting that a student schedule an appointment with a university official and/or failure to keep such an appointment without prior acknowledgment, may result in the freezing of that student’s university records, or freezing of the student’s registration process, or both.
Hazing is defined as any method of initiation or pre-initiation into a student organization or student body, whether or not the organization or body is officially recognized by an educational institution, which is likely to cause serious bodily injury to any former, current or prospective student of any school, community college, college or university or other educational institution in this state (Penal Code 245.6), and in addition, any act likely to cause physical harm, personal degradation or disgrace resulting in physical or mental harm, to any former, current or prospective students of any school, community college, college, university or other educational institution. The term “hazing” does not include customary athletic events or school sanctioned events.
Neither the express or implied consent of a victim of hazing, nor the lack of active participation in a particular hazing incident is a defense. Apathy or acquiescence in the presence of hazing is not a neutral act, and is also a violation of this section.
A person is required, upon request from a university official (charged with the orderly conduct of the campus), to present his/her current student body identification card, or other positive identification (e.g., a driver’s license) when on the grounds of the campus or when involved in an official university function, or when identifying himself/herself as an official representative of the university or of a university-related organization.
It is the policy of the California State University to use any and all information technologies in a manner consistent with the federal laws governing copyright protection. These include, but are not limited to, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, the Teach Act of 2002 and all subsequent amendments. Updated information about such laws can be found at www.copyright.gov/title17/.
Use of any university resource such as computers (hardware or software), network connections, servers, routers, facsimile machines, copy machines and other electronic equipment by any university constituent (faculty, student, staff or general public) to circumvent legitimate copyright protections or illegally access, copy or disseminate copyrighted material is unacceptable.
Campus policy governing acceptable use of information technology resources makes explicit that illegal file sharing and other copyright violations are a violation of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (CSU Executive Order 999).
Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or “statutory” damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For “willful” infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys’ fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.
Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office at www.copyright.gov, especially the FAQs at www.copyright.gov/help/faq.
No person on campus property or at a university event shall bring or possess or wear upon his/her person or have within his/her control a sheath knife or “buckskin” knife of any length, nor shall he/she bring or possess or have in his/her possession or under his/her control any dirk, dagger, ice pick, unguarded razor or knife with a blade measuring over 2 1/2” in length, or folding knife with a blade that locks into place (California Penal Code, Section 626.10).
Responsible use of alternative transportation methods including skateboards, roller skates, rollerblades, scooters, and other coasting devices (hereafter referred to collectively as “coasting devices) is allowed on campus as a way of reducing reliance on motorized transportation and promoting healthy exercise. Persons may coast or ride upon any sidewalk or improved surface used for pedestrian purposes, subject to the following restrictions:
These regulations are effective immediately and will be enforced by the University Police Department. Persons violating these prohibitions may be cited under C.V.C 21113(g) regarding local jurisdiction over bicycles, skateboards and roller skates.
Definitions for the terminology used above include:
Bicycle riders on public roads have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists, and are subject to the same rules and regulations. On the CSULB campus, bicycle use is also allowed on specifically designated sidewalks and pathways. Bicycles must always yield to pedestrians and are prohibited in the designated pedestrian-only zones.
The use of bicycles and coasting devices on campus carries with it responsibility and liability. Please ride carefully and with all due consideration for the rights of others. Accidental collisions may seriously injure pedestrians, bicyclists, or other skaters. A person riding roller skates or skateboards who strikes anyone is liable for all medical expenses of that victim and any damage done to the victim’s property.
Sexual harassment is characterized by unwelcome, offensive attention, requests, invitations, innuendo and/or conduct of a sexual or suggestive nature. Such behavior can threaten or interfere with one’s ability to learn, participate or work. When exercised by a person in a position of authority, such as an instructor or supervisor, it can contaminate the learning or work environment and impede a person’s academic progress or work status.
Informal complaints of sexual harassment against another student or against another member of the university community may be lodged with any of the discrimination contact persons. For further information, contact the director of the Office of Equity and Diversity, USU-301, (562) 985-8256. Issues involving final grades must be resolved through the grade appeals process established by the appropriate college and/or by the University Grade Appeals Committee.
CSULB policy prohibits smoking or use of any device or product which simulates smoking:
(CSULB Administrative Guidelines, June 2003; CSULB Academic Senate Resolution No. 880-03/EC; California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Section 42356)
The Student Academic Honors Pledge was approved by the Academic Senate and Associated Students Senate in 2004. The pledge states: “I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this assignment/examination.” Faculty may utilize the pledge as an educational tool with students in the classroom and on syllabi. Students may elect to sign the pledge as a symbol of their commitment to personal ethics and academic integrity.
The Standards for Student Conduct may apply to off-campus activities and/or recognized clubs or organizations at CSULB. Any recognized student campus organization engaging in misconduct or in violation of Campus Regulations or the Standards for Student Conduct on or off campus is subject to referral and subsequent action by the Office of Judicial Affairs and/or the Office of the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students. For the complete policy, contact the Office of the Associate Vice President/Dean of Students, USU-219, (562) 985-8670, or the Office of Judicial Affairs, BH-377, (562) 985-5270.
Upon recommendation of the attending clinician(s), the director of Student Health Services, with approval of the vice president for Student Services, may dismiss from further medical care or deny (refuse) medical care to a patient. This policy applies to the termination of treatment for a specific condition or course of care, or termination of the doctor-patient relationship altogether. Denial of care is not considered patient abandonment if the provisions of this policy are observed.
Denial of care may be considered in the following circumstances:
A clinician who believes denial of care is warranted must consult with at least one other physician who is familiar with the patient’s circumstances. If no other clinician is knowledgeable, the primary clinician makes arrangements for another clinician within Student Health Services to see the patient on referral.
The second clinician reviews the appropriate clinical records, and makes an independent decision of concurrence or non-concurrence. Both clinicians then present their findings to the director.
The use of buildings, facilities or grounds by off-campus groups and individuals is contingent upon the agreement of the officers of the group or individual to assume the responsibility for observing university policies regarding meetings, activities and programs (California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 42350– 42356; California Education Code 89031). Off-campus groups and individuals must also conform to the Facilities Use Procedural Guidelines. Contact the Event Services Office, (562) 985-5578, for further information.
Violators of campus policies are subject to being cited by University Police and/or being referred to the Office of Judicial Affairs or other appropriate campus offices. Violations of criminal law are additionally subject to prosecution in the court of proper jurisdiction.
CSULB maintains a tradition of being a civil and non-violent learning and working environment, and practices zero tolerance for violence against any member of the university community. CSULB strives to prevent violence and to enforce all laws and regulations regarding violence. All allegations of violence or threats of violence will be investigated (Academic Senate Statement, October, 1997).