On behalf of the students and alumni of the University of La Verne, we are grateful for your volunteer service. The following code of conduct is to help ensure that the program experience is meaningful, productive, and safe for participants. The University of La Verne requires each volunteer to read and comply with this Alumni Code of Conduct in order to be eligible to participate in volunteer opportunities.
- The University of La Verne Non-Discrimination Statement: The University of La Verne does not discriminate or permit discrimination by any member of its community against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other classification protected by law in matters of admissions, employment, housing, or services in the educational programs or activities it operates. Harassment, whether verbal, physical, or visual, that is based on any of these characteristics is a form of discrimination. Any behaviors in violation of this statement or that create a non-welcoming environment for students, alumni, staff, or guests are not condoned and may result in termination of the volunteer role or removal from the University of La Verne programs indefinitely. All volunteers are obligated to abide by the University of La Verne’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment.
- Appropriate Behavior: Alumni volunteers represent the University of La Verne. Any behavior deemed inconsistent with the goals and objectives of the programs at the University of La Verne, or that violate any applicable University policy, may result in termination of the volunteer role or removal from the University of La Verne programs indefinitely. A list of University policies is available here.
- Use of Confidential Information and Confidentiality: As per the Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement, all information gained while volunteering for any University of La Verne program is confidential and only to be used for legitimate purposes related to University of La Verne programs. Information includes constituent data or information gained through conversations. Additionally, disclosing the academic standing or grade information of a student to anyone without the student’s consent is a violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. For more information, please visit the University of La Verne’s Office of the Registrar’s page on FERPA.
- Conflict of Interest: It is the policy of the University of La Verne that members of the community conduct the affairs of the University in accordance with the highest ethical and legal standards. To avoid a conflict, alumni should be free from actual or potential influence of personal considerations or relationships when conducting business or when making recommendations or decisions regarding dealing on behalf of the University.
- Profile and Appropriate Use of Online Portals, Databases, or Messaging Functions: Maintain accurate profile information for any University of La Verne programs and appropriately use any online portal, databases, or messaging functions that may include personal information. Do not engage in the following: distributing or promoting spam or any duplicative or unsolicited messages; harassment, threatening behavior, or any other communication that would violate the legal rights of others; posting or distributing any inappropriate or obscene material or information; harvesting or otherwise collecting information about others including phone numbers and email addresses; creating false identities or profiles for the purpose of misleading others; interfering with or disrupting the service or networks connected to the program.
- By volunteering with the University of La Verne, volunteers agree to this code of conduct. Any violations of the Alumni Volunteer Code of Conduct may result in termination of the volunteer role or removal from University of La Verne programs indefinitely. The University of La Verne reserves the right to modify this Code of Conduct. Your volunteer participation in any University of La Verne program will constitute your acceptance of such changes.
Please report violations of the Alumni Volunteer Code of Conduct to the Office of Alumni Engagement at (909) 448-4665. To report discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct, please contact the University of La Verne’s Title IX Manager.