University Resources

A History of UCSF

Celebrating the rich heritage of UCSF, from its origins in early San Francisco to its place today at the forefront of biomedical technology, research, education, and health care. This history charts the development of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, the Graduate Division, and the UCSF Medical Center.

Access to University Records

The Office of the Chancellor coordinates requests made under the California Public Records Act (CPRA) and the California Information Practices Act (CIPA) for access to or copies of University documents, including personnel and general business records. It does not apply to subpoenas (see Administrative Policy 050-18, Subpoena).

Address and Directions

The Office of the Chancellor is located in room S-126 of the Medical Sciences Building (see map) at 513 Parnassus Avenue. Enter through the glass doors at the Main Campus Entrance and proceed down hallway on the right. The Office of the Chancellor reception desk is in Room S-126, which is located on the right in the midpoint of the hallway. This page also provides information on maps, public parking and driving directions.

Code of Conduct

As members of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) community, we all share the responsibility to conduct our professional and personal practices with integrity and compassion. This responsibility is the foundation for the UCSF Campus Code of Conduct.

Delegations of Authority

The University of California is governed by a Board of Regents, which under Article IX, Section 9 of the California Constitution has "full powers of organization and governance" subject only to very specific areas of legislative control. In the Standing Orders of The Regents, certain authorities are conferred upon the President by the Board. The President may choose to transfer certain responsibilities to other senior officers, including Chancellors of the campuses, by formally delegating authority in written form. In turn, the Chancellor, when applicable, may choose to further delegate these authorities locally. Some documents linked from this site may be in (.pdf) format.


The UCSF Administrative Policy Website (APW) has been established by the Office of the Chancellor to provide ready access to current administrative policies of the University of California and UCSF that are essential to the management of the campus. Policies differ from procedures, which are not generally included. The website does not address academic, admissions, or curricular policies.