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Thank you for exploring the Rules & Regulations Chapter of Safety Counts.
We would like to point out that the Office of Environmental Health & Safety publishes its notice of campus policies regarding use of Asbestos in campus buildings.
Please read more at Letter on Asbestos
This section outlines the procedures the campus follows in responding to reports of sexual assault allegedly committed by students. It assumes that the incident occurred on or near campus (at an official University function or on University property). However, many of the procedures and services described here also apply if the incident happens off-campus or if the individual reporting the assault is not a student.
UC Berkeley is fortunate to be a campus where incidents of hazing are rare. We have our own comprehensive definition of hazing that is much broader and more detailed than the State's and our own strict disciplinary protocols, both of which can be found at students.berkeley.edu/uga/cs/general/policy.htm. Nevertheless, despite our University's good record regarding hazing, everyone connected with the University must know the risks and penalties.
Responsibility for pursuing campus disciplinary actions involving students rests with the Center for Student Conduct, which reports to the Dean of Students. The office is also responsible for notifying the UC Police Department and the Title IX Compliance Officer of any allegations of sexual assault. At the direction of the Title IX Compliance Officer, the Center for Student Conduct will conduct an investigation of the allegations in the case and interview any witnesses.
UC Berkeley has a tradition of being an open forum for the expression of political and social ideas. While the University and its Police Department recognize the rights of individuals to engage in constitutionally protected free speech and public assembly, this activity must be conducted in a reasonable and responsible manner.
Campus policy and state law forbid the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, use, or sale of alcoholic beverages or controlled substances by employees and students in the workplace, on University premises, at official University functions, or on University business. Specific restrictions can be found in the Rules, Regulations & Campus Policies chapter of this booklet and in the following sources:
- University of California Policy on Substance Abuse (11/1/90)
On the UC Berkeley campus, pedestrians have the right-of-way at all times, except where signage directs pedestrians to give the right of way to bikes. You can ride everywhere on campus roadways, paths and courtyards except the Walk Zone—defined as Sproul Plaza, Dwinelle Plaza, and Sather Road, during the period of peak pedestrian traffic, 8am-6pm, M–F— when and where bicyclists must walk their bicycles or be subject to citation.
Links to Fire Safety Pages for Your Campus Residence
Take some time to go over the fire and life safety rules and guidelines for these kinds of residences at the following links:
Residential Student Services Program (RSSP)
TThe University is concerned about the impact of alcohol and other drugs on the health and safety of all members of the campus community. Through the use of new, evidence-based strategies the campus aims to reduce the negative consequences of unsafe and illegal alcohol and drug use.
Any person 18 or older (and who is not otherwise legally prohibited) may purchase and carry a defensive spray California. Pepper spray (oleoresin capsicum) is the most common type of defensive spray, available at many hardware, drug, or general merchandise stores. If you decide to carry a defensive spray, and you are ever in a situation where you must use it against an attacker, after using your spray you should immediately
- get out of the area. Run in the opposite direction of your attacker if possible.
California state laws prohibit the tampering with any fire protection devices, such as:
- smoke detectors,
- heat detectors,
- manual pull stations,
- fire alarm horns and strobes,
- fire sprinklers,
- portable fire extinguishers,
- fire hoses
and any other components of a fire protection system.
Violators can be fined and jailed as per the California Penal Code, Section 148.4.
In California, state laws require smoke detectors/smoke alarms in all dormitory rooms, apartments and dwelling units that are used for sleeping. A smoke detector’s alarm must be audible in the sleeping areas, so detectors should be mounted in each bedroom as well as on the ceilings or walls at points centrally located between the sleeping areas and the rest of the dwelling unit.
Check, Inspect and Maintain Your Smoke Detectors/Smoke Alarms
Smoke detectors, smoke alarms and fire alarm systems must also be inspected, tested, and maintained regularly per state regulations.