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Student Conduct

We expect every Thurgood Marshall College student to model respect and civility within the University community and beyond.

Students are members of both society and the academic community with attendant rights and responsibilities. Students are expected to comply with general law. University students on University property or attending any official University function assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner compatible with the University policies and campus rules and regulations. Failure of students to conduct themselves in such a manner may result in discipline under the UCSD Student Conduct Procedures. Additionally, students who violate federal, state, or local laws may be referred to the local criminal justice system for prosecution. Complaints of student misconduct may be reported to the Dean of Student Affairs or Resident Dean, Student Conduct Coordinator or Academic Integrity Coordinator, or the UCSD Police Department.

UC San Diego Principles of Community

The UC San Diego Principles of Community is a collaboratively developed statement, issued by the chancellor, that provides a framework for diversity and affirms the unique contribution of each member of the UC San Diego community.

Code of Conduct

Within the UC San Diego communities, honesty, respect and integrity are essential principles. If you are found responsible of misconduct you will be subject to strict disciplinary action. Make sure to know the Student Conduct Procedures. Please see the Office of Student Conduct for more information.

Policy on Integrity of Scholarship

The principle of honesty must be upheld if the integrity of scholarship is to be maintained by an academic community. The University expects that both faculty and students will honor this principle and, in so doing, protect the validity of University grading. This means that all academic work will be done by the student to whom it is assigned, without unauthorized aid of any kind. Instructors, for their part, will exercise care in planning and supervising academic work, so that honest effort will be encouraged. UC San Diego Academic Integrity Office provides information to help understand the relationship between Academic Integrity and You. Read the full Policy on Integrity of Scholarship, as approved by Rep Assembly on June 3, 2014.

Dean's Certifications

What is a Dean’s Certification?

Many graduate schools as well as professional organizations require a Dean’s Certification to check your disciplinary records as well as your academic disciplinary history.


How do I obtain one?

Please complete the personal information section the institution requires from you and make sure you sign it. To make every effort to process your forms quickly, follow the steps below and please plan ahead.

If you have a paper form, send an addressed stamped envelope and a completed cover letter which includes the following:

  1. Your first and last name
  2. Your UCSD Personal Identification Number (Student PID)
  3. Approximate dates of attendance at UCSD
  4. A daytime phone number or email address where you can be reached
  5. Name and address of school for which the form is being completed
  6. Your signature on the cover letter as well as the Dean’s Certification form
  7. Instructions regarding how you would like us to handle the form when completed

Some institutions require that the Dean’s Certification form be sent directly to them as other institutions prefer that this form be sent back to you to mail in with the remaining application materials. All forms will be sealed in an envelope with a stamp/signature on the back. Your Dean’s Certification will be processed within 7-10 business days from the date the request is received.

Send Dean’s Certification and Cover Letter to:

University of California, San Diego
Thurgood Marshall College, Student Affairs
9500 Gilman Drive #0509
La Jolla, CA 92093-0509

Or fax the required documents to 858-822-0783 and email digital forms to


Submitting Multiple Requests

If you are submitting forms for multiple schools, it is not necessary to include a cover letter for each. Please simply list the names and addresses of the schools and provide instructions for each on a single cover letter, if possible.



Contact the Marshall Student Affairs Office at 858-534-4390 or email