Red Tag

Red Tag

The University of Arizona cannot discipline off-campus behavior merely because a person is a student. There must be a clear “nexus” between misconduct and the University's interest (i.e. health, safety or academic integrity). The Red Tag Program responds to off-campus behavior which poses a risk to the community.


A Red Tag is a red sticker applied to a residence cited by Tucson Police for hosting an unruly gathering which disturbs the peace. The disturbance can include excessive noise or traffic, obstruction of streets, fighting, or serving alcohol to minors.

The Code of Conduct allows students to be held accountable for off-campus behavior. The University cannot discipline behavior merely because the person is a student; there should be a clear nexus between the behavior and the campus community.

The person who organized the party/event, the owner of the residence where the event took place, and/or the occupant(s) or tenant(s) can be cited with the Red Tag violation. Others participating in the event may be charged with other violations, such as a minor in possession of alcohol.

The Dean of Students Office and Tucson Police initiated the Red Tag program in 2007 to educate University students about responsible behavior in the Tucson community. The program is designed to diminish extreme misconduct that places students and University community members at risk.

Tucson Police provides information to the Dean of Students Office for Red Tag citations. If it is determined that the person cited is a student, the police report is reviewed to determine the action the Dean of Students Office will take.

Depending on the situation, a student may receive a warning, or may receive additional sanctions.

No. While aggregate data may be shared with the community, the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of the students by preventing the release of information related to specific students.