UNIVERSITY of FLORIDA
Adopted by a Unanimous Vote of the Student Body of the
University of Florida, June 25th., 1916 and Amended October 24th.,
1916, with the Approval of the Faculty of the University.
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liDHONOR CODE ^ T ^ 33. To be effective, the vote of this Committee upon all
matters must be unanimous.
4. It shall be the duty of any student witnessing a breach
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of the Honor System first to secure another witness to the breach,
whenever practicable, but, in all events, he is promptly to report said
SECTION I. breach to the Executive Committee of the Student Body. No
student shall be convicted of a breach of the Honor System except
BREACH OF HONOR SYSTEM upon a clear confession on his part before the Executive Commit-
tee or the Discipline Committee, or upon the testimony of two or
1. Either giving or receiving illegitimate aid in connection more witnesses respecting the same charge.
with any college course. 5. Upon the receiving of such report the Committee shall
2. Failure to report any violation of Section 1, Article 1. first pass upon said charge. Should the charge appear valid
the person accused shall be brought before the Committee, faced
by his accusers, be informed of thecharge against him and be
given a hearing.
The penalty for the breach of this Honor System, as out-
lined in Section I, shall be as follows: AMENDMENT
1. The penalty for the breach of Article 1, Section I, shall 1. To effect an amendment to these rules there must be a
be expulsion from the student body of the University of Florida, petition to the Student Body as a whole by the majority of each of
with privilege of resignation rather than expulsion from the Uni- two classes, outlining the desired amendment, followed by a vote
versity of Florida. of two-thirds of the Student Body in favor of such amendment.
2. The penalty for the breach of Article 2, Section I, shall 2. Such amendment shall become effectual immediately
be suspension, or at the option of the Honor Committee, expulsion upon such adoption and approval. Provided, however, that there
from the student body, with the same privilege as regards resigna- shall have been served on the President of the University by the Ex-
tion rather than expulsion from the University of Florida. ecutive Committee of the Student Body, a notice, five days prior
to the date of such vote of the Student Body, setting forth the de-
SECTION III sired amendment and purpose thereof.
1. The enforcement of these rules shall be in the hands of
an Executive Committee of the Student Body, composed of five
voting members,-The President of the Combined Senior Class,
who shall be its chairman, and one member elected from each class
to serve for one scholastic year. The representative from the'
junior Class shall be the Committee's Secretary, who shall keep
full and permanent records of all proceedings of the Committee.
2. All proceedings of this Committee shall be absolutely
THE HONOR CODE
Of the University of Florida
Section I.-Breach of Honor System.
1. Either giving or receiving any manner of aid in connection with
any college course.
-. 2./Failure to report any violation of Section I, Article 1.
The penalty for the breach of this Honor System as outlined in Section
I, shall be as follows:
1. The penalty for the breach of Article 1, Section I, shall be expulsion
from the Student Body of the University of Florida, with the privilege of
resignation rather than expulsion from the University of Florida.
2. The penalty for the breach of Article 2, Section I, shall be sus-
pension; or, at the option of the Honor Committee, expulsion from the
Student Body, with the same privilege as regards resignation rather than
expulsion from the University of Florida.
1. The enforcement of these rules shall be in the hands of an
Executive Committee of the Student Body composed of five voting mem-
bers-the President of the Combined Senior Class, who shall be its chair-
man, and one member elected from each class to serve for one scholastic
year; the secretary of this committee to be the secretary of the Combined
Junior Class. ..:' ..
2. All proeeangs of t his:oi'it.tee shall be absolutely secret.
3. To be efective, the vote of tlis .fnittee upon all matters must
be unanioioiis' :-'.'
K\ 4'.'-It-*shall be consi aeed'thi:.laty of any Student witnessing a breach
of thijsHonor System" t' fist secure~ another witness to the act, and with
such witness report said breach to the Executive Committee of the Student
5. Upon the receiving of such report the Committee shall first pass
upon said charge. Should the charge appear valid the person accused
shall be forthwith brought before the Committee, faced by his accusers,
the charge laid before him, and then given an opportunity to admit or
deny such charge.
6. Should the student accused of a breach of Article 1, Section I,
admit the truth of said charge, it shall be the duty of the Executive Com-
mittee to expe 1 him from the Student Body of the University of Florida
and allow said student forty-eight hours within which to resign and depart
from the University. Upon failure to resign or depart within this time
such student shall be considered expelled by authority delegated by special
act of the Faculty.
-I_,- i __-Sha the student accused deny the tr aldity fai
charge, he shall have the right of immediate appeal to the Discipline Com-
mittee of thliaculty, who shall act as a Court of Last Resort in all cases
so taken before them.
8. The methods of procedure and enforcement of Article 2, Section
II, shall be the same as those outlined above.
1. To effect an amendment to these rules there must be a petition to
the Student Body as a whole by the majority of each of two classes, out-
lining the desired amendment, followed by a vote of two-thirds of the
Student Body in favor of such amendment.
2. Such amendment shall become effectual immediately on such
adoption and approval.
-The above rules shall be considered binding upon all men taking college
work in the University of Florida.
q !This Honor System shall go into effect upon the opening of the scholas-
,^ tic year 1916-17.
! r .. ..Every student of the University shall be considered to be upon his
honor to maintain absolute secrecy as regards any breach of this Honor
System which may come to his knowledge.
v i- This system was adopted, not with the idea of excluding any student
from our midst, but for the purpose of creating an atmosphere of honor
and fairness around the student body in order that no temptation should
be left in the path of the weak and thoughtless. Let every man enforce the
Honor System and every diploma from the U. of F. shall be not only a
guarantee for years of honest and diligent work, but a mark of honor
bestowed upon the holder by the most worthy of his fellowmen.
Athletic Training in the Hands of the Honor Committee.
The following resolution was adopted by the Student Body of the
University of Florida, Wednesday, October 27, 1920:
Resolved, That it is the sentiment of the Student Body that the
breach of training rules by members of athletic teams is ruinous to the
interests of the University; and that the stand of the Athletic Director in
regard to such regulations is in accord with the feeling of the Student Body.
And be it further Resolved, That the breach of such rules as may be
established by the coaches, is contrary to common honesty, and that the
enforcement of such regulations be now placed in the hands of the Honor
The following amendments to the Honor Code were adopted by the
Student Body, April 17, 1924:
Be it resolved-
That there shall be an Honor Council composed of fifty representatives
upper classmen appointed by the Honor Committee at its first regular
meeting, whose duty it shall be, (1) to be at all times familiar with the
Honor Code and ready and able to answer any questions concerning it;
(2) to strive by every means in their power to acquaint every member of
the student body with the spirit of the Honor Code, and (3), to be at
_ all ties ready and able to assist the Honor Committee in any way.
Amendment (2). --- --
That it shall be the duty of the secretary of the Honor Committee
to appear before the Budget Committee and student body before the
end of each scholastic year and request an appropriation, not to exceed
fifteen dollars ($15), for the purpose of having the Honor Code printed
and posted upon the door of each room of the dormitories, upon each-
bulletin board on the campus, and upon the inside of the door of -each
classroom at the beginning of the next scholastic year, and also to be
distributed at the same time at each boarding and rooming house off the
That it shall be the duty of the Honor Committee and the Honor
Council to request, (1) that the "Florida Alligator" publish in full in its first
issue the Honor Code;' (2) that each professor discuss the Honor Code at
an early meeting of each class, (3) that the English department require
of each Freshman a composition upon the Honor Code within the first
month of the scholastic year; (4) that an early meeting of the student
body be given the Honor Committee and Honor Council for a discussion
of the Honor Code, and (5), that all societies and organizations of any
kind whatsoever take up and discuss the Honor Code at the beginning
of the scholastic year.
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