When enrolling in the University, students assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational institution. Rules concerning student conduct, student organizations, use of University facilities, and related matters are set forth in both University policies and campus regulations, copies of which are available upon request at the Office of Student Life. All students should pay particular attention to the booklet Berkeley Campus Regulations Implementing University Policies.

When these policies and standards are violated, the Berkeley Graduate Division has final jurisdiction over administrative and academic decisions that terminate or otherwise restrict a graduate student’s progress toward graduation. This can include:

  • Dismissal from the program
  • Placement on academic probation
  • Denial of re-admission if the student was in good academic standing at the time of withdrawal