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Privacy Statement

The State of California Information Practices Act of 1977 requires the University to provide the following information to individuals who are asked to supply information about them. All of the information requested on the application form, with the exception of the social security number, is required for processing enrollments in UCI Summer Session courses and for future correspondence with applicants. Without the information, UCI Summer Session cannot enroll you in any of its courses.

When appropriate, the information will be made available for inspection by state and federal agencies. The Dean of Summer Session maintains the requested information. You have a right to inspect University records containing the personal information requested on the application form.

Student Records (FERPA)

Pursuant to the Federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 and the University of California Policies Applying to the Disclosure of Information from Student Records, as a UCI Summer Session student, you have the right to:

  1. Inspect and review records pertaining to yourself in your capacity as a student.
  2. Have withheld from disclosure, absent your prior consent for release, personally identifiable information from your student record, with exceptions as noted in the University student records policies.
  3. Inspect records maintained by the campus for disclosures of personally identifiable information from your student record.
  4. Seek correction of your student record through a request to amend the record or a request for a hearing.
  5. File a complaint with the Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C. regarding alleged violations of the rights accorded you by the Federal Act.

The University may release without your prior consent items in the category of "public information." UCI Summer Session specifies the following as public information: name, address, telephone number and dates of attendance. If you wish to restrict release of public information, please contact the UCI Summer Session Office for instructions on how to do so.

Summer Session student records, which are the subject of the Federal Act and the University policies are maintained in the UCI Summer Session Office and are the responsibility of the Dean of Summer Session. You have the right to inspect your student record at the Dean of Summer Session's office, subject to terms of the Federal Act and the University policies.

A copy of the Federal Act, the University policies, and the campus policies may be inspected in the Reference Room Main Library. If you have any questions regarding the rights of students in these matters, please contact the UCI FERPA Analyst at (949) 824-6124.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND BIRTHDATE

By authority of the Regents of the University of California, we ask for your social security number and birthdate in order to verify your identity for accurate record keeping. However, providing this information is voluntary.

Equal Opportunity and Diversity

The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, age, medical condition (cancer-related), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or special disabled veteran. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity works to promote and integrate the principles of equal opportunity, affirmative action, nondiscrimination, and excellence through diversity at UCI through complaint resolution, training and programs, and maintenance of UCI’s Affirmative Action Plan. For more information, please visit the OEOD website (www.oeod.uci.edu ) or contact OEOD directly.

Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity
103 Multipurpose Science & Technology Building (MSTB)
(949) 824-5594

Academic Honesty Policy

The University is an institution of learning, research, and scholarship predicated on the existence of an environment of honesty and integrity. As members of the academic community, faculty, students, and administrative officials share responsibility for maintaining this environment. It is essential that all members of the academic community subscribe to the ideal of academic honesty and integrity and accept individual responsibility for their work. Academic dishonesty is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at the University of California, Irvine. Cheating, forgery, dishonest conduct, plagiarism, and collusion in dishonest activities erode the University's educational, research, and social roles.

Students who knowingly or intentionally conduct or help another student perform dishonest conduct, acts of cheating, or plagiarism, will be subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of UC Irvine. All summer students are expected to abide by the Irvine Code of Student Conduct.

Board of Admission and Relations with Schools (BOARS)

Participating in any UC Irvine Summer Session program does not in itself provide preference in admission to the University of California. Students interested in applying to UC degree programs should refer to the UC Admissions website or the admissions office of the UC campus they wish to attend about the admissions process.