Community Living Standards
The University of California, Santa Barbara is a community of people from diverse racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds, national origins, religious and political beliefs, physical abilities, and sexual orientations. The Office of Apartment Living is committed to celebrating the rich diversity of people who live in our apartments. All of our activities, programs, and everyday interactions are enriched by our acceptance of one another, and the knowledge we gain when we learn from each other in an atmosphere of positive engagement and mutual respect. We strongly believe that one’s actions demonstrate one’s commitment to respecting differences. Accordingly, we are fully responsible for our behavior and accountable for our actions. It is important that we each take responsibility for our awareness of racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression. At Apartment & Community Living, we are guided by the principle that understanding and celebrating diversity enriches and empowers the lives of all people. Everyone who chooses to live in or visit our residential communities must understand that we will not tolerate any form of bigotry, threats, intimidation, or violence or other forms of harassment against any member of our community. In the same manner, we will not accept ignorance, humor, anger, alcohol or substance abuse as an excuse, reason or rationale for such behavior. The disciplinary action that will follow such behavior may include, but is not limited to, immediate removal from the apartments and/or exclusion from the activities of UCSB. All of us who work, live and study in the UCSB student housing community have chosen to be here. As part of that choice, we are committed to the principles of peaceful, productive living which are designed to enable all individuals to expand their personal horizons and reach their full potential. We hope you choose to become involved in our residential community.