The information the University collects, creates, stores, and transmits is governed by multiple laws and University policies. Sustaining the openness of public information, the privacy of protected information and the integrity of all information requires the responsible actions of every member of the University community.

Please refer to the guide linked below for appropriate responses to information requests. If you have any questions about managing or disclosing University records or information, please contact

If you have a question about the Public Records Act or UCSB's implementing procedures or wish to request a copy of a public record under the Act, please contact Monica Dussert, UCSB Public Records Act Coordinator using the information below. If you receive or are aware of a request made for UCSB public records, please contact Monica Dussert immediately to ensure the campus meets the legal requirement of acknowledging the request within 10 days.

Public Records Act Coordinator

Monica R. Dussert
Office of Campus Counsel
5128 Cheadle Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

External Resources

If you or your department is served with a subpoena, court order, or other legal summons for University records, don't accept the subpoena or legal instrument, but direct the server to the Risk Management Office located in Environmental Health and Safety, Building 565. For answers to questions about the subpoena process, please call Risk Management at (805) 893-5837.

Search Warrants and Arrest Warrants

Search warrants and arrest warrants are not requests or orders that we produce information. They are court orders that permit an immediate search or arrest by law enforcement authorities. You need to comply with the terms of search or arrest warrants. Please call the Risk Management Office at (805) 893-5837 as soon as possible if your department is served with a search or arrest warrant.

The UCSB web site, and associated pages, collect information to improve functionality and content and to monitor performance. Data is used to help answer specific questions about the usage and performance of the web site or individual web pages. UCSB uses third party web analysis services to help gather and analyze this information. UCSB’s Privacy Notification Statement can be found at:

Use of Web Analysis Tools

The UCSB web site, and associated pages, use web analysis tools, including but not limited to Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Web analysis tools use “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help analyze how users use this Web page. The information generated by the cookie about your use (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by analytics provider. The analytics provider will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of this page, compiling reports on activity for UCSB staff and providing other services relating to Web page activity and internet usage.

The analytics provider may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. By using these Web pages and accepting cookies, you consent to the processing of data about you in the manner and for the purposes set out above.