UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Vol. LXIII, Series 1, No. 6, June 1, 1968.
Published monthly by the University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida. Entered in the Post Office in
Gainesville, Florida as second-class matter, under Act
of Congress, August 24, 1912. Office of Publication,
GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT
All the faculty, administrators, and staff of this
University, and I, bid you welcome to this University.
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ST HEN C. O'CONNELL
GREETINGS FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT
FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS
You will find, I believe, that there are many ad-
vantages available to you when you attend a large uni-
versity. These include a wide variety of courses, ex-
tensive library and physical plant facilities, and oppor-
tunities to make new acquaintances from all over the
At the University of Florida the curricular offer-
ings lead to graduate and undergraduate degrees in
over ninety-two fields; the library contains well over
one-million volumes as well as many other valuable
resources; the physical plant currently totals nearly
$150,000,000; and the student population totals nearly
20,000 students-representing virtually every state in
the Union, as well as sixty countries throughout the
Sometimes a student is inclined to be over-
whelmed by such size and complexity and he may feel
lonely and confused. The University of Florida at-
tempts in many ways to give each student help and
guidance so he will not develop a feeling of being lost
This revised Student Handbook, prepared under
the direction of the Student Affairs Committee, in-
cludes a description of the many special services, coun-
seling opportunities, and guidelines which are avail-
able to students.
You are encouraged to use this Handbook to find
the assistance you need so you will understand that
despite the size of the University it is interested in you
as an individual.
LESTER L. HALE
Vice President for
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PART I. GENERAL INFORMATION
Introduction to the University ................................ 2
History of the University ................................ 2
The State System of Higher Education ........... 3
Board of Education ........................... 3
Board of Regents ....................................... 3
The University Administration ........................ 4
The President ........................................... 4
University Senate ............................... 4
Student Affairs ............... ............ 5
Standing Com m ittees ................................. 7
Academ ic Em phasis ....................................... 13
Reserve Officer Training Corps ...................... 17
Counseling Resources ............................. ................ 21
Academic Advisement ................................ 21
Personal Counseling ...................................... 22
Dean of Men and Dean of Women ............ 22
Housing Counselors ................................ 23
University Counseling Center .................... 24
Student Health Mental Health Service ........ 25
International Student Center ....................... 26
M inisterial Counselors ............................. 27
Laboratories and Clinics ................................ 27
Reading Laboratory and Clinic ................... 27
Speech and Hearing Clinic ........................ 28
University Services for Students ............................ 29
Student Health Medical Services ..................... 30
University Food Service ................................. 33
Library and Study Areas ............................... 34
Student Financial Aid .................................. 34
Graduate Placement Service ........................... 37
Campus Police and Security ........................... 38
University of Florida Alumni Association ........ 39
Religious Centers ............... ............... 41
Residence Facilities and Housing Program ............. 41
Educational Opportunities in Campus Living .. 42
University Policies and Regulations ............... 42
Facilities for Married Students ...................... 42
Off-Cam pus Housing ..................................... 43
The J. Wayne Reitz Union: Community Center ........ 44
Student Activities Center ............................... 44
Cultural and Recreational Program ................ 45
Public Functions Office ................................. 46
PART II. STUDENT LIFE
Student Self-Government ...................................... 48
Student Organizations and Activities ................... 53
Students' Rights and Responsibilities ................... 67
A Charge for Excellence .................................. 68
The Honor Code and System ....................... 69
The Statement on Basic Procedural Fairness .... 70
The Statement on Freedom of Expression ........ 70
Privacy of Records ....................................... 71
PART Ill. ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES AND REG-
ULATIONS AFFECTING STUDENTS
Pertaining to Organizations ................................... 74
Recognizing New Organizations .................. 74
Public Functions and Lectures ..................... 74
Buildings and Properties .............................. 77
Reports and Financial Records ..................... 77
Scheduling of Events and Activities ................ 78
Provisions Regulating Freedom of Expression ........ 79
Housing Policies and Regulations ......................... 82
Traffic and Safety Regulations ................................ 84
Socia l Reg ula tio ns .................................................. 86
A uthorizations ............................................. 86
Chaperones ........................................... ... 86
H o u rs ............. .............................. ............ 8 6
O ff-Cam pus Trips .............................. ............ 87
Endorsed A.W.S. Regulations ....................... 87
PART IV. STUDENT REGULATIONS ENACTED BY
Academic Regulations and Eligibility for Participa-
tion in Extracurricular Activities .................. 90
University Regulations on Student Conduct ........... 91
PART V. JUDICIAL PROCEDURES
Honor Court ................. ............................... 98
Student Traffic Court ............................................. 99
Judiciary Committee of the Association of Women
Students ......... ........ ....... ....... ........ ....... ..100
Residence H alls ................ .... ...... ........ ............... .. 10 1
Fraternities and Sororities ................. ........... ...... 102
The Interfraternity Council ......................... 02
The Panhellenic Council ............................. 02
Offices of the Dean of Men and The Dean of
W om en .................. .... ..... ............. 102
The Committee on Student Conduct ........................103
The President of the University ............................. 04
Routes of Appeal .......... ..... .... .................. 104
TO THE UNIVERSITY
The University of Florida is the largest and oldest
university in the state. Within the semi-tropical en-
vironment of the campus, one will find an institution
which nurtures through its educational climate the en-
during values of dignity, integrity, orderliness, and in-
dustry. Steeped in the traditions of learning, it values
the individual in his scholarly quests for truth and
meaning in life. It concerns itself with the conviction
that ethical standards are fundamental ingredients of
an educated man, and that a college graduate should
not only be intellectually, but also aesthetically and
The University of Florida is a combined state
university and land-grant college. While its beginnings
go back prior to Florida's admission to the Union in
1845, the establishment of the University of Florida's
first college-the College of Arts and Sciences-did
not take place until 1853. A few years later, the sign-
ing of the Morrill Act by President Abraham Lincoln
provided lands for state institutions of higher learning
which would promote agriculture, mechanical arts,
and military science, resulting in the beginnings of the
College of Agriculture, the College of Engineering,
and the Agricultural Experiment Stations.
In 1905, the Florida Legislature took a step un-
precedented in the history of education in any state by
passing the Buckman Act which abolished six state
colleges and provided for the establishment of two
new institutions, of which the University of Florida
was one. As the result of this Act, the University of
Florida officially opened on a new 571-acre Gainesville
campus on September 24, 1906, with an enrollment of
102 students, and with Dr. Andrew Sledd as president.
Following Dr. Sledd, the University of Florida has
had a succession of great presidents: Dr. Albert A.
Murphree (1909-1927); Dr. James Farr, acting presi-
dent, 1927-1928); Dr. John J. Tigert (1928-1947); Dr.
H. H. Hume, acting president (September to October,
1947); Dr. J. Hillis Miller (1947-1953); Dr. John S.
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PART I J
Allen, acting president (1953-1955); Dr. J. Wayne
Reitz (1955-1967); and currently President Stephen
Now in the second century as a land-grant uni-
versity providing priceless opportunity for more than
19,000 students annually, the University of Florida is
moving with vigor and vision in offering quality edu-
cation in confident pace with scientific advances of
the space age.
Noted as one of the nation's most beautiful camp-
uses, the University of Florida spreads over 1,800
acres. Its buildings represent an investment of some
100 million dollars. From its humble beginnings in a
single frame building, the University of Florida has
become a giant among universities.
The State Board of Education, at the summit of
the state's educational structure, has five members:
The Governor, the Secretary of State, the Attorney
General, the State Treasurer, and the State Superin-
tendent of Public Instruction as secretary and execu-
tive officer of the Board.
The Board of Education exercises general super-
vision over the Board of Regents. It must approve ap-
pointments to the Board of Regents and it may re-
move any member for cause. It must approve all rules
and regulations adopted by the Board of Regents be-
fore they are filed with the Secretary of State. It must
concur in the establishment, location and naming of
new institutions or branches in the State University
Successor to the Board of Control, the Board of
Regents was created in 1965, and consists of nine
citizens of Florida appointed by the Governor. A
Board member's term of office is nine years and until
his successor is appointed and qualified. Members of
the Board are paid no salaries; they are reimbursed
fr.,actual expenses in connection with their work as
The Board of Regents has jurisdiction to govern,
regulate, coordinate and oversee the operation of the
the state board
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University of Florida, the Florida State University,
the University of South Florida, the Florida Agricul-
tural and Mechanical University, Florida Atlantic Uni-
versity, the University of West Florida and Florida
The legal status of the Board of Regents is de-
scribed in the Florida Statutes, Chapter 240.
The Chancellor is the chief administrative officer
of the State University System; as such he is respons-
ible for the administration of the entire University
System under policies prescribed by the Board of Re-
The President is the chief executive officer of
the University and has general supervision over its
activities, properties, and expenditures. His appoint-
ment is by the Board of Regents. He is an ex-officio
member of all faculties and committees; chairman of
the Administrative Council, the University Senate,
and the General Assembly; liaison officer between
the Board of Regents and all faculty and student
organizations; he presides at commencements and
confers degrees. Subject to confirmation by the Board
of Regents, the President appoints the vice presi-
dents, provosts, deans and directors, and heads of
administrative departments. He passes upon all ap-
pointments to the academic staff and all changes in
rank within the staff. He has the chief responsibility
for preparing and submitting the biennial budget to
the Board of Regents. He has veto power over the
actions of committees, faculties, councils, Student
Government, the University Senate, and the General
Assembly. He has, under the Board of Regents, com-
plete power in all University matters not otherwise
provided for in the Constitution.
The University's highest legislative body is the
Faculty Senate. The President is the presiding officer,
and the membership is specified by the provisions
of the Constitution of the University.
PART I 5
The Senate meets regularly to correlate the offi-
cial actions of the various college faculties and the
committees of the Senate. Upon request by a faculty
member, the Senate reviews these actions, suspends
those not in harmony with the policies or regulations
of the University, and refers them with recommen-
dations to the person or group with whom they ori-
The Senate has jurisdiction over all matters per-
taining to University-wide policies and functions not
reserved to the President and his advisory councils,
and the authority to legislate concerning such matters
and to make rules and regulations promoting the
general welfare of university students, faculty, and
The various activities of the University are or-
ganized into four areas-Student Affairs, Business
Affairs, Academic Affairs, and University Relations
and Development. Of direct concern to the individual
student are the offices coordinated in the area of
The Vice President for Student Affairs serves as
a staff officer, advisory to the President, and is re-
sponsible for the administration of all matters pertain-
ing to students outside of the formal classroom and
curriculum. He serves as a liaison between the Office
of the President and other university offices and pro-
fessional units as they seek to help students, and
with the self-government processes of student groups.
The University provides many offices and units
whose administrative and professional personnel are
dedicated to promoting the growth and development
of the individual student. They also work toward pro-
viding an academic and cultural climate and worthy
relationships that contribute favorably to the spirit
of serious inquiry.
Many of these units are formalized to function
within the Student Affairs structure. Others are serv-
ices or units of institutional departments or colleges.
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the offices of
the dean of
men and the
All are related and designed to help the student
achieve his individual goals and potentiality and to
adapt the institution more nearly to the individual
needs of the students. Thus it is hoped that the
University may be kept personal and student ori-
Personnel in these units observe the concept that
all sponsored student activities, guided and executed
within the confines of good taste, can be learning
experiences which motivate and promote new cul-
tural and academic interests, and encourage the de-
velopment of personal attributes essential to success-
ful and enlightened classroom performance.
The Offices of the Dean of Men and the Dean
of Women provide many services for University stu-
dents. In addition, a close working relationship is
maintained with all departments and specialized
services such as the University Counseling Center
and the Student Health Service. The offices also have
a parallel relationship with the Division of Housing
and work closely with the residence hall staffs and
the Off-Campus Housing Office.
The Offices of the Dean of Men and Dean of
Women are staffed by professionally trained and ex-
perienced personnel in student affairs and counsel-
The deans and their assistants are members of
numerous University committees, advisors to several
of the student organizations, and work closely with
the Student Government and its various branches
and with the Association of Women Students. Social
fraternities and sororities are under the supervision
of the Dean of Men's and the Dean of Women's
Offices and their staff members assist and counsel
directly with the Interfraternity and the Panhellenic
Continuous research in personnel services and
related areas is carried on by these offices, and the
staff actively participates in professional organiza-
tions. In cooperation with the Department of Per-
sonnel Services, advanced graduate students are in-
volved in specialized training programs and individ-
ualized internship assignments.
Interviews and consultations are held with all
students withdrawing from the University and with
those applying for short-term loans to meet unex-
pected financial obligations. As members of the Uni-
versity Committee on Student Petitions, the deans
confer with all students seeking re-entry to the Uni-
versity following suspension for unsatisfactory aca-
demic achievement. Reports received from Gaines-
ville and University Police and from other sources
(residence halls, faculty, landlords, and the like) are
investigated and conferences held with the individ-
uals involved, discussing the circumstances, implica-
tions and effects of such incidents. Assistance is
provided in emergency situations involving either the
student or his family in contacting appropriate per-
sons and in aiding the completion of any necessary
Cumulative personnel records, including infor-
mation about the student and his progress at the
University, are maintained for each student in the
Offices of the Dean of Men and the Dean of Women.
These records are confidential and restricted to use
by authorized staff members.
In many instances, the personnel in the Dean of
Men's and the Dean of Women's Offices are not
the proper source of assistance for the student's
particular problem. Because, however, of their broad
knowledge and understanding of the total complexi-
ties of the University, they are able to facilitate direct
referral to the appropriate university agency for
resolution of the problem involved.
Approximately sixty students participate in poli- standing
cy formulation at the University of Florida through university
their appointment on Constitutional, Senate, and committees
Members of these committees are appointed by
the President of the University and serve for the
entire academic year. The Senate Committees report
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their findings and recommendations to the Senate
for consideration. The presidential committees serve
as advisory committees on policy to the President of
the University and are ultimately responsible to him.
STUDENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE: considers problems
of and provides broad policy for non-academic
activities and concerns relating to students' as-
sociations with the University. This committee
makes recommendations to the Faculty Senate
concerning student regulations and to the Presi-
dent of the University in matters of University
policy. The committee hears appeals from stu-
dents under the following circumstance: when
an executive ruling of the Dean of Men, the
Dean of Women, or other staff member acting
for the committee is believed to be discrimina-
tory or contrary to the intent of committee poli-
cies or rules.
ACADEMIC REGULATIONS COMMITTEE: makes rec-
ommendations to the University Senate concern-
ing legislation covering maximum and minimum
academic loads; probation, suspension, and ex-
pulsion for academic reasons, probation because
of unsatisfactory academic achievement; sus-
pension and expulsion; absences or unsatisfactory
work; and classification of students.
This committee is a legislative committee-not
an executive one. Student appeals from academic
regulations are made to the Senate Committee
on Student Petitions.
SCHEDULES AND CALENDAR COMMITTEE: insures
maximum faculty participation in essentially aca-
demic decisions having established procedures
toward this end. In addition to recommendations
with respect to the calendar, principal items of
business include recommendations on the exam-
ination schedules, the schedule of courses, and
variations from that schedule. This committee
hears appeals from students in regard to the
University schedule and calendar as such ap-
peals are brought to the committee by the stu-
CAMPUS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT COMMIT-
TEE: plans, on a continuing basis, the physical
development of the campus. This includes the
location of buildings, parking lots and other
physical facilities and the assurance of the at-
tractiveness of the campus environment. Student
proposals are referred to the committee through
Student Government normally via the Depart-
ment of Interior.
CURRICULUM COMMITTEE: considers all requests
for changes in the undergraduate curricula or
catalog listings, and for the addition of new
courses of instruction in any of the colleges,
divisions, and schools of the University, except
the Graduate School. Should students have com-
plaints about the various curricula, these com-
plaints may be referred to this committee.
FACULTY COMMITTEE ON INTERCOLLEGIATE ATH-
LETICS: supervises the conduct of intercollegiate
athletics, particularly with reference to eligibility
of students to participate; and supervises the
relationship of the University to the Southeast-
ern Conference, and the National Collegiate Ath-
letic Association. There has been no occasion to
hear student appeals by the committee. Ques-
tions concerning eligibility of student to partici-
pate in intercollegiate athletics are usually set-
tled by rulings of the S.E.C. or the N.C.A.A.
PUBLIC FUNCTIONS AND LECTURES: accepts re-
sponsibility for implementing University policies
and procedures for all public functions not as-
sociated with intramural and/or intercollegiate
athletics. These responsibilities include all types
of public functions and events (including con-
ferences, conventions, short courses, institutes,
musical events, lectures, and entertainment),
lectures, and the scheduling and use of Univer-
sity facilities. The contact point for all matters
relating to this committee is the Public Func-
tions Manager's Office in the Reitz Union.
ADMINISTRATIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO STU-
DENT HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM: gives advice
and guidance from responsible persons in the
administration, faculty, and student body to the
direction of the Student Health Service. Griev-
ances or appeals should be directed to the Direc-
tor, Student Health Service, or to the Provost,
J. Hillis Miller Health Center.
BOARD OF MANAGERS OF THE J. WAYNE REITZ
UNION: establishes policy for the operation of
the Reitz Union-the building and the program.
This committee hears appeals from students only
insofar as a policy or service of the Union is
CIVIL DEFENSE COMMITTEE: advises and assists
the President in assuring an adequate program
for dealing with civil defense emergency situa-
tions or disasters. This committee hears appeals
from students upon recommendation of the Presi-
dent of the University or the Vice President for
FINE ARTS COMMITTEE: approves art works ac-
quired by the University. This committee hears
appeals from students when students are in-
volved in gifts of art to the University.
COMMITTEE ON STUDENT CONDUCT: hears cases
of alleged student misconduct referred to it by
the Dean of Men or the Dean of Women and
determines whether the student is guilty, and,
if so, what penalty should be imposed. This
Committee hears appeals by students of Honor
TRAFFIC AND SAFETY: recommends to the Presi-
dent overall policy pertaining to traffic, parking,
and safety on campus; makes recommendations
to the President with regard to eligibility and
use of vehicles for transportation, display of de-
cals and use of reserved areas, the enforcement
of regulations and new regulations, and admin-
istrative procedures which are necessary, con-
venient, or advisable for the safety, welfare, or
health of the students, faculty and staff of the
University of Florida. This committee hears ap-
peals from students of Student Traffic Court
decisions; and requests for exceptions to the
traffic and safety regulations.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS:
recognizes new organizations; approves changes
in constitutions and/or name changes of organi-
zations; and deactivates organizations for lack of
interest on the part of members or for violation
of University rules for student organizations. This
committee hears appeals from students when a
petition to form a campus approved organiza-
tion is deactivated. Appeals are referred to the
committee through the Offices of the Dean of
Men and the Dean of Women.
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE: has full re-
sponsibility for the supervision and direction of
all editorial and business operations of student
publications. This committee hears appeals from
students under the following circumstances: 1)
editorial staff members who object to actions of
the Director or Business Manager of Student
Publications; 2) representatives of campus or-
ganizations or individuals who feel they have
been unfairly dealt with by editorial or adver-
tising action in Student Publications; and 3) com-
plaints from the Student Affairs Committee about
alleged violation of freedom of the press.
STUDENT HOUSING COMMITTEE: makes policies
and regulations concerning student housing. This
committee hears appeals from students under
the following circumstances: 1) direct petition
to subcommittees on single men, single women,
and married students; and 2) petition to hear
the case before the total committee composed
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of nine faculty and three student members from
STUDENT FINANCIAL AID COMMITTEE: sets Uni-
versity-wide policy for the granting and imple-
mentation of financial aid to undergraduate stu-
dents. This committee hears appeals from stu-
dents under the following circumstances: 1) to
provide a hearing for those students who do not
maintain the grade-point average required to
hold a job on the University campus, and 2) to
provide a hearing for those students on athletic
scholarships who wish to have the status of their
PLACEMENT COMMITTEE: acts in an advisory
capacity to the Director of Placement, and gives
individual colleges and students a channel for
discussion of placement problems with the Di-
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS COMMITTEE: promotes
the general welfare of international students on
the campus. This committee hears appeals of
student when cases are referred to the Com-
mittee by the Foreign Student Adviser.
PART I 13
The University of Florida exists to allow each ACADEMIC
individual the opportunity to learn how to learn EMPHASIS
through interaction with trained minds, hard facts,
new disciplines, and old cultures. The learning pro-
cess, as a result, opens tremendous doors from which
emerge new challenges and overwhelming potential.
This learning process does not take place easily
or mechanically. Becoming educated, learning to
learn, is a fermentation which once begun will never
stop. It is an integration of mind and feeling with
external reality so that the individual can proceed
in his life making rational choices, performing con-
Failure academically suggests that the individual
has not been willing to accept the first steps in his
education. Passing grades, on the other hand, do not
mean educational achievement has been accomplish-
ed. But a wise estimate of time and a proper em-
phasis on work will allow the student to acquire the
basic rudiments of information without which he can-
not proceed to the next steps of exploration and
Students admitted to the University of Florida
on the evidence of past grades and scholastic apti-
tude tests have the ability to succeed at the college
level. Academic success, however, involves far more
than making "passing" grades. The student who over-
emphasizes the social side of campus life and studies
only enough to get by may find that he has lost one
of the important opportunities of his life: the privi-
lege of a higher education.
While almost every student is aware of financial
costs during his time at college, few realize the value
of the time they spend on the campus. Misuse of
time, both immediately and in long-range terms, is
simply cheating oneself. It is suggested that students
budget their time. Usually at least three hours of
study are needed for each hour spent in the class-
While a study plan is probably best made to be
adapted rather than rigidly adhered to, there is no
doubt that consistent work, week by week, punctu-
ated by rest and diversion, is more efficient than
cramming. Many learning experiments have proved
that a little work at a time, frequently rehearsed,
brings both quicker learning and longer retention.
It is the student's responsibility to arrange for
necessary class absences by direct contact with his
instructor and for making up any work missed dur-
ing an absence. In the event of absence due to
illness, it is the student's responsibility to explain the
circumstances to the instructor. Excuses from the
University physicians are not required and will not
be given except that a physician will complete a
standard form certifying when a student has been a
bed patient in the Infirmary.
Should some emergency occur while the student
is away from campus, or causes the student to leave
so quickly that he cannot make prior arrangements
with the individual instructors, he should communi-
cate with the Dean of Men or the Dean of Women
who can assist in transmitting the circumstances to
the instructors and to the Registrar.
IN ANY EVENT AUTHORITY FOR EXCUS-
ING A STUDENT RESTS ENTIRELY WITH
THE FACULTY MEMBER, AND THE STUDENT
MUST BE GOVERNED BY THE OFFICIAL REG-
ULATIONS RELATING TO ABSENCES OR UN-
SATISFACTORY WORK AS STATED BELOW.
Absences count from the first meeting of the class
rather than from the date the student first registers
for a class.
A. If any student accumulates absences or fails
to do class work to the extent that, in the
opinion of the instructor, further enrollment
appears to be of insufficient value for him to
continue or detrimental to the best interests
of the class, it shall be the responsibility of
the instructor to warn such student in writing
that further absence or poor work will cause
him to be dropped from the class with a
PART I 15
failing grade. Where possible this warning
should be delivered personally; in addition
to this procedure, a notification should be
given to the Office of the Registrar for mail-
ing to the proper address. All such warnings
should be reported immediately to the de-
partment chairman or course chairman.
Should any subsequent absences or fail-
ure to do classwork occur the student shall
be dropped from the class with a failing
grade. The instructor should initiate this pro-
cedure by giving the Registrar written no-
Should this reduce the load of the stu-
dent below the minimum required he shall
be suspended from the University.
If the instructor is using a system where-
by a given number of absences is allowed,
he is authorized to give double "cuts" for any
absence incurred during the last class meet-
ing before an official University holiday and
the first class meeting following an official
If he does not use such a system, he is,
after warning the class, either at the begin-
ning of the course or several periods in ad-
vance of the forthcoming holiday, authorized
to drop the offending students) at once.
When a student is dropped after a class warn-
ing the notice to the Registrar must so state.
B. When a student is suspended from a course
under the provisions of A above, his parents
shall be notified in writing by the Registrar.
C. NINE-DAY RULE: No student shall absent him-
self from the University for more than nine
scholastic days per quarter in order to partici-
pate in athletic or in extracurricular activi-
The Nine-Day Rule applies to individual
members of the group rather than to the
group as a whole. Consequently, a schedule
of more than nine days for any activity is
not prohibited, provided the personnel of the
group is so rotated that no student is absent
from the campus for more than nine "schol-
astic" days (a scholastic day is any day on
which regular class work is scheduled).
A student who has been warned for ab-
sences or unsatisfactory work in any class
should not incur additional absences in that
course, even though he has not been absent
from the University for nine scholastic days.
It is the responsibility of the student to see
that his class work and attendance is satis-
Information relating to degrees and graduation,
averages, maximum loads, grades, comprehensive ex-
aminations, probation, suspension, petitions and ap-
peals, withdrawals, classification of students, etc., is
set forth in the Student Academic Regulations sec-
tion of the Undergraduate Catalog.
Classroom, laboratory, and library activities nat-
urally come first for the University of Florida student.
But rich opportunity for additional educational ex-
perience exists outside the classroom in relationships
that also contribute to the mental awakening of the
Motivation for learning often develops from ac-
quaintances with older students and faculty. Oppor-
tunity for such friendships is derived from out-of-
class activities, service, and organizational functions.
Withdrawal forms can be obtained from coun-
selors in the residence halls, physicians in the Infirm-
ary, the Office of the Dean of Men or the Dean of
Women, the Office of the Adviser to Foreign Students,
and the Office of the Registrar.
A student living in a University residence hall
should go to the resident assistant (in the men's living
areas) or the resident counselor (in the women's
living areas) to initiate his/her withdrawal. A for-
eign student should start withdrawal with an inter-
view with the Foreign Student Adviser. Any student
receiving financial assistance through the University
-in the form of loans, scholarships, and student em-
ployment-should then go to the Financial Aid Office,
Room 23 Tigert, before going to the Office of
the Dean of Men or the Dean of Women. The student
living off campus can go directly to the Dean of
Men or to the Dean of Women for a withdrawal
The conference with the Dean of Men or the
Dean of Women is to see whether there is any way
that the University might be of assistance and to
obtain a better understanding of the circumstances
under which the student is withdrawing. During the
interview the student will surrender his current regis-
tration fee card and be given a copy of a with-
drawal form to be taken to the Registrar's Office.
It is also highly desirable that the student con-
fer with one of the counselors in the office of the
dean of his college, particularly if his withdrawal is
occasioned by academic difficulties.
The University of Florida offers reserve officer
education and training in both Army and Air Force.
The programs are comparable in contact hours, iden-
tical in credit, and differ only in orientation to the
differing nature and mission of the respective serv-
ices. Students may choose between the Army and Air
Force programs, however all male students except
those exempted are required by the University to
successfully complete the ROTC Basic Course as a
prerequisite to graduation.
The Basic Course consists of the first six terms
of the ROTC curricula. It is recommended that these
courses shall be taken continuously from the time of
registration until completed.
Exemptions may be granted by proper authority
in the following areas:
1. Students who are 21 years of age before
entering the University.
2. Non-citizens of the United States.
3. Veterans who present honorable discharges
which show not less than 90 consecutive
days of active service in the U. S. Army,
Air Force, Coast Guard, or Marine Corps.
4. Students who hold commissions in the Army,
Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, or Marine
Corps of the United States or the organized
reserve branches, who have certificates of
service which show active service of at least
90 consecutive days.
5. Students unable to drill by reason of perma-
nent physical disability.
6. Students participating in the active reserve
programs of the Army, Navy, Air Force,
Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. Those stu-
dents who join active reserve programs after
registering for the basic ROTC course will
be required to complete only the term of the
Basic ROTC course for which they are regis-
4 tered at the time of enlistment in a reserve
7. Students submitting documented evidence of
equivalent military training in other ap-
proved institutions including high schools
with ROTC programs.
8. Transfer students who are accepted at the
sophomore or higher level.
9. Students who are classified as conscientious
Decision responsibility on requests for exemp-
tion from or postponement or ROTC basic courses
is delegated to the following university officials:
exemption CIRCUMSTANCES APPROVING OFFICIAL
Over 21 years of age Registrar
Prior Regular Military Registrar
Waiver for previous
military training in
high school ROTC or
schools or academies
*Must be classified as
such by the student's
Out of Phase Problems
Student cadets who complete the Basic Course
and demonstrate a potential for military leadership
are eligible to apply for the Advanced Course. Upon
successful completion of the Advanced Course and
attainment of a bacclaureate degree, such cadets are
normally tendered commissions as officers in either
the U. S. Army Officers' Corps or the U. S. Air Force.
Selected outstanding cadets are designated as Dis-
tinguished Military Graduates and tendered commis-
sions in the Regular Army or Air Force. Students
registering in the Advanced Course are required to
carry it to completion.
The New Two-Year Program provides an oppor-
tunity for a student who could not take the Basic
Course to attend a six-week summer camp and then
enroll in the Advanced Course at the start of his
junior year. In this case the Summer camp is ac-
cepted as a substitute for the Basic Course.
Credits for Military Science from other institu-
tions shall in no case exceed the amount of credit
allowed by those institutions or the amount of credit
allowed for a similar course at the University of
The Army and Air Force jointly participate in
the annual military ball; Scabbard and Blade, the
national honorary military fraternity for outstanding
Advanced Course cadets; commissioning exercises
and various military events and ceremonies. Other
cadet activities and individual service participation
are as follows:
Precision Drill Unit:
(Billy Mitchell-Air Force)
Arnold Air Society (National Air Force honorary
Gator Raiders (Army counterguerilla unit)
Gator Rifles (Army Rifle Team)
Gator Riflettes (Army Coed Rifle Team)
Coed sponsors (Army sweethearts; Air Force
ROTC newspaper (Army and Air Force)
Cator Sabres (Army precision sabre drill team)
Basic course cadets are provided necessary books
and uniforms. Both are turned in after use. Advanced
course cadets are provided books, uniforms, and pay
at the rate of $40 per month while enrolled. Uni-
forms furnished advanced cadets during their under-
graduate period are donated to them upon commis-
sioning. Selected Advanced Course cadets receive
special military grants which cover tuition costs, cer-
tain fees, and text expenses. They also receive sub-
sistance pay of $50 a month rather than $40.
Should a student who has been dropped from
any Basic Military or Air Science course be dropped
a second time in the same course or any other course
in ROTC because of absences or unsatisfactory work
he will be considered unwilling to accept the full
responsibilities of a University student and will be
suspended from the University for one quarter for
non-attendance or unsatisfactory work as reported by
the instructor concerned.
Military training at the University of Florida is
one of the University's oldest and finest traditions.
More than a proportionate share of the nation's mili-
tary leaders have been and are alumni. University
of Florida cadets regularly bring home high honors
from summer encampments and from various com-
petitive events. The basic training provides unmatch-
ed opportunity for development and growth in citi-
zenship and leadership. The advanced course paves
the way for students to enter upon graduation into
the important, rewarding, and diversified career of
military leadership in the defense of the nation.
Counseling resources are available on the cam-
pus to help the student achieve maximum educa-
tional and personal development during his college
experience. These resources include various univer-
sity offices and agencies that offer general counsel-
ing with regard to academic, vocational, or personal
problems, and other offices which provide various
types of specialized assistance.
Every college on the campus appoints academic ACADEMIC
advisers to assist the student in course choice, plan- ADVISEMENT
ning, and adjustment. The names of these advisers
may be obtained from the office of the dean of the
These advisers help the individual student plan
his courses with particular attention to his academic
strengths and weaknesses and vocational intentions.
They are responsible for guiding the student toward
fulfillment of any particular academic requirements
within the given college, and may also be called
upon for advice in reference to probation, suspension,
fellowships, and graduate work.
University College advisers are available every
hour of each school day in the University College
offices on the third floor of Little Hall (General Class-
offices of the
dean of men
dean of women
room Building) for consultation on any problems re-
lating to educational objectives and progress.
Each instructor is responsible for helping stu-
dents master the material of his course and is avail-
able for discussion of study techniques and course
Students encountering difficulty in specific
courses may obtain tutors by contacting the head of
his department or the dean of his college.
In addition there is a student tutor society, sigma
Tau Sigma, whose members serve the campus by
offering tutorial assistance to any student in need of
The Offices of the Dean of Men and the Dean
of women, located on the first floor of Tigert Hall,
provide various types of counseling services for the
Both offices maintain a joint referral relationship
with the University Counseling Center, the Student
Health Mental Health Service, and the Division of
Housing in regard to student counseling services.
Personnel from either offices are available to as-
sist the student or parent when special assistance is
needed-such as when major medical problems or
other emergencies arise. The Deans are also available
to assist the student with any particular difficulties
the individual student may encounter-such as aca-
demic regulations, financial problems, or personal
Any student who withdraws from the University
or who is petitioning for readmission thereto follow-
ing suspension for poor academic achievement must
be interviewed by the Dean of Men or the Dean of
In the event that the student's petition is denied,
the deans are available to assist the student in plan-
ning alternative methods of dealing with his particu-
lar needs and problems.
Unless the student is already involved in a coun-
seling session in some other university department, or
PART I 2I
requires assistance from a specialized department,
the student should contact either the Office of the
Dean of Men or the Dean of Women.
The residence halls at the University of Florida housing
operate under the leadership of professional coun- counselors
selors and student personnel administrators.
Within the residential community, these coun-
selors have unique opportunities for assisting students
as they discover their interests, develop their po-
tentials, and resolve problems related to their per-
sonal and educational growth.
Individual and small group counseling relation-
ships comprise a substantial portion of the total hous-
ing program. Residence counselors are acquainted
with other helping agencies on campus and main-
tain a working relationship with the University
Counseling Center, Student Health Mental Health
Service, the Reading Laboratory and Clinic, and
other special services that are available to students.
In addition, the student personnel staff plays an
active role-that of motivator, initiator, and consul-
tant-in planning cultural and educational programs
with students. These activities are designed to focus
attention on the learning process and thus comple-
ment and reinforce the formal curriculum.
The Division of Housing attempts to enrich the
residential environment with art, music, books, semi-
nars, and discussions that refine tastes acquired
through intellectual training and stimulate an interest
in learning for its own sake. A strong student govern-
ment program assists students to develop social and
civic problem-solving skills that are in keeping with
the democratic ideal.
A group of competent student staff members
assist the professional personnel within each resi-
dential unit. These upperclass and graduate students
are selected for their personal responsibility, academ-
ic ability, and a sincere interest in helping people.
24 STUDENT HANDBOOK
the university The University Counseling Center, located in
counseling 311 Little Hall (General Classroom Building) pro-
center vides psychological counseling services for students,
graduate training facilities for academic departments,
consultative services for faculty and staff, and the
implements for appropriate research programs.
SERVICE AND STAFF
The University Counseling Center is staffed by a
group of professional psychologists who work with
individuals and small groups of students having prob-
lems with educational and vocational decision-mak-
ing, personal or social adjustment, pre- and post-
marital relationships, and emotional conflicts evolving
from their experiences at the University.
The student's relationship with a professional
counselor is confidential, and every attempt is made
to assist the individual to become a more effectively
In addition to a staff of professionally trained
psychological counselors, the Counseling Center main-
tains an up-to-date occupational library for student
and staff use, and provides psychological testing fa-
cilities to assist in the evaluation of an individual's
interests, aptitudes, abilities, and personality.
In fulfilling its consultative role, the professional
staff of the Counseling Center is most desirous of
working with faculty and staff having intimate and
continuing contacts with students and their problems.
Joint consultations are held with individual staff
members regarding student difficulties as well as
working with residence hall advisors, academic ad-
visors, and faculty in developing more effective tech-
niques for working with students. The staff will also
provide discussion leadership for community groups,
faculty groups, and other helping agencies.
TRAINING AND RESEARCH
Specialized training facilities are maintained for
advanced graduate students in appropriate academic
PART I 25
areas, and research projects are undertaken by the
professional staff designed to evaluate and improve
the counseling process.
All enrolled students and their spouses are eli-
gible to use the services of the University Counseling
Center free of charge. Faculty and staff are en-
couraged to make referrals of individual students or
to consult with the professional staff regarding coun-
The Student Health Mental Health Service, lo- the student
cated in the Student Infirmary, offers professional mental health
help for students when emotional problems develop, service
and consultation services for students, faculty, and
staff concerning all aspects of mental health. Students
enrolled in the University are welcome to use this
service whenever the need arises.
SERVICE AND STAFF
The Mental Health Service has a permanent staff
representing all major mental health professions: psy-
chiatry; psychology; social work; and psychiatric
When seeking assistance from the Mental Health
Service, the student will be seen by a professional
staff member and will receive an evaluation of his
difficulty, often on the day of application, and certain-
ly within a week. Recommendations regarding ways
of resolving the difficulty will be made during the
initial interview or during some subsequent interview.
Many emotional difficulties of University students are
resolvable within a relatively few visits.
The National Institute of Mental Health supports
a major research program in conjunction with the
Mental Health Service. This program is directed to-
ward the development and application of mental
health principles and methods which will not only
26 STUDENT HANDBOOK
prevent the development of emotional distress among
students but will also facilitate healthy growth and
A study of the special problems and needs of
married students and students preparing for mar-
riage has also been undertaken.
The project staff members are available for con-
sultation in these areas of study.
A student should seek, or be referred to, the
Mental Health Service when an interpersonal or emo-
tional problem is developing which may jeopardize
his academic, personal, or social effectiveness. Refer-
ral from a physician or from other members of the
faculty or staff is not necessary, although referral is
The student's relationship with a professional
staff member is confidential. All full-time students
are eligible to use these services.
A student can obtain assistance from the Mental
Health Service by applying in person between 8:30
and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday in the south
wing of the Infirmary or by telephoning University
The availability of professional staff members for
emergency situations arising in the evening and on
weekends is provided through the Student Health
Service, University extension 2856.
the The International Center, located in Building
international AE, serves as the central service and counseling
center agency for every international student enrolled in
the University as well as other international students
interested in applying to the University. In addition
this office serves as the central resource and contact
for any student interested in the various international
programs sponsored by the United States.
Any international applicant who desires informa-
tion about the University, its admission requirements,
PART I 27
housing arrangements, or financial assistance, is in-
vited to direct his inquiries to the Foreign Student
Adviser, International Center, Building AE, Uni-
versity of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32601
This office coordinates closely with the Admis-
sions Office in clearing students for admission, and
arranges for authorizing a United States visa for the
student. After the international student is accepted
by the University, this office then assists in arranging
the reception, housing, and orientation of the new
Any student or faculty member who is a citizen
of the United States is invited to contact the Inter-
national Student Adviser about opportunities avail-
able in the Peace Corps, VISTA, and Fulbright pro-
grams. International faculty and staff members are
required to comply with U. S. immigration laws
through the International Center.
Any student interested in pastoral counseling is
invited to refer to any of the various religious de-
nominational centers on the University campus.
Full-time pastors for student are provided by
the following religious groups: Baptist, Episcopal,
Jewish, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic,
Lutheran, and Mormon. These centers, as well as
other denominations-most of which have churches
in Gainesville-offer special services and programs
Additional specialized assistance is offered to the
student through the University's Laboratories and
The Reading Laboratory and Clinic offers train-
ing to all interested students in the areas of reading
rate and comprehension, study habits, spelling, and
vocabulary improvement. There are no fees, outside
assignments, grades, or course credit given.
Attendance is voluntary, arranged at the con-
venience of the student, and may be initiated or
discontinued at any time. Tests and interviews are
employed in planning individual programs. Students
then work under a counselor's supervision who fol-
lows their progress while they are enrolled.
In addition to services to college students, the
Reading Laboratory and Clinic carries on a program
of research and aids students and faculty members
engaged in such research. Training programs for
teachers and graduate students in the techniques of
reading diagnosis and remediation are also in oper-
ation. In connection with these training programs
some elementary and secondary school referrals are
seen on an occasional basis.
Any enrolled student is eligible to use the serv-
ices of the Reading Laboratory and Clinic.
Offices of the Clinic are in 310 Anderson Hall
and are open daily except Saturday and Sunday
from 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. Referral from a faculty mem-
ber is not necessary to obtain these services.
the speech The Speech and Hearing Clinic of the Depart-
and hearing ment of Speech offers its services, without charge, to
clinic any University student who has an impairment in
speech and hearing.
This assistance is available at any time during
the year and appointments are arranged to avoid
conflict with the student's academic schedule. Ar-
rangements for diagnostic or rehabilitative services
can be made by the student in Room 321 Tigert
Hall. Referrals are invited from faculty, administra-
tive personnel, and residence hall advisers.
Services include speech and hearing evaluation:
speech therapy, articulatory disorders, voice disorders,
cerebral palsied speech, cleft palate speech, stutter-
ing, foreign accent; hearing therapy, auditory train-
ing, speech reading, speech training, hearing con-
servation, hearing aid orientation.
In addition to these services, the Speech and
Hearing Clinic serves as a laboratory center for the
professional training of speech and hearing clinicians,
speech pathologists and audiologists. These special-
ized training facilities are maintained for graduate
students under the direction of the professional staff.
The services of the Speech and Hearing Clinic
are available on a voluntary, non-credit basis and
are continued only as long as the student demon-
strates the need for assistance.
The University of Florida is dedicated to helping
each student make the most of his educational oppor-
tunities. In addition to the academic programs, the
University provides several services to assist in cre-
ating the conditions and opportunities for reinforcing
the intellectual, cultural, and artistic purposes of the
This program is designed to relate student life
outside the classroom to the University's instructional
program and to help students derive greater benefits
from their University experiences.
For a university community composed of nearly
20,000 students, there must be a broad range of
services and an extensive physical plant. At the Uni-
versity of Florida four of the various student services
are now operating in newly remodeled or brand new
multimillion dollar facilities. These include the Uni-
versity Infirmary, the J. Wayne Reitz Union, Uni-
versity Food Service, and the Graduate Research Li-
Because of its many functions as the community
center for university activities, a separate chapter
has been devoted entirely to the new J. Wayne Reitz
Union and its various unique facilities and activities.
Other university services include the various uni-
versity library and study areas, the Student Financial
Aid Office, the Graduate Placement Services, and
the University Religious Centers.
STUDENT The Department of Student Health, located in
HEALTH the Infirmary, is maintained to care for the student's
MEDICAL physical well-being. The Department maintains a
SERVICES 65-bed hospital, including X-ray equipment, a clinical
laboratory, and a pharmacy, and provides 24-hour
general medical and nursing care.
The major units of the Department of Student
Health are the Medical Service and the Mental
Health Service. Students whose illness is beyond the
scope of these services are usually referred to the
University Health Center for care.
Students enrolled for more than six course hours
and who have remitted student fees are entitled to
use the services and facilities of the Department of
Student Health. Members of the students' family are
Most of the medical services are available to
students without charge, but small additional charges
are necessary for X-rays and drugs, and there is a
modest daily charge to students admitted as in-pa-
Students who have purchased the Student Acci-
dent and Illness Insurance Plan will find that most
charges of the Student Health Services are covered.
The Department of Student Health is staffed by
general practice physicians, specialists in internal
medicine and registered nurses. The out-patient clin-
ic in the Infirmary is open Monday through Friday,
from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:30 p.m. and on
Saturday from 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Patients coming to the Infirmary outside the us-
ual clinic hours will be asked to return during normal
hours if the problem is not an urgent one. A resident
physician from the J. Hillis Miller Health Center is
on duty at the Infirmary at night and on week-
ends and a Student Health Service Staff physician
is on 24-hour call for care of emergencies.
The University is not responsible for medical
care of students during vacation periods, but in cer-
tain instances it may make special arrangements for
continued care of students who are hospitalized
before the vacation period begins.
PART I 31
Although Student Health physicians are avail- health facilities
able only to enrolled students, there are many fine for the
physicians in the Gainesville area. General practi- families of
tioners and specialists in all fields of medicine are students
available. The staff of the Department of Student
Health will be pleased to assist a student in locating a
physician for his family.
Physicians of the staff of the J. Hillis Miller
Health Center are only available to patients who are
referred to them by physicians whose practice is
outside the hospital. Charges for services of physi-
cians in the clinics of the teaching hospital are based
on the patient's income.
When a student is referred to the Health Center
clinics by the Student Health Physicians for consul-
tation, most of the charges are absorbed by the stu-
dent's insurance if the student is covered.
All students with dependents are urged to con-
tact a community physician soon after enrolling.
Should the need for care arise, it is usually helpful
to have a previous arrangement with a doctor.
Whereas the University Infirmary is available
only to enrolled students, the Alachua General Hos-
pital is available to any person in the county who is
under the care of one of its staff members. The
Emergency Room of the hospital is open to all acute-
ly ill patients.
The Teaching Hospital of the University Medi-
cal Center offers hospitalization to patients only upon
referral from practicing physicians of the state.
In emergency circumstances such as a very acute
illness when a physician cannot be located and in
serious accidents, patients may be cared for in the
Emergency Room and if circumstances warrant it
they may be admitted to the hospital.
The Student Government sponsors an excellent
inexpensive health and accident insurance plan for
all students. For a small additional charge this plan
can be extended to cover the student's dependents.
Information can be obtained in the offices of the
Student Government and in the Infirmary.
A number of dentists in the Gainesville area
offer dental care. The family doctor can help in
the selection of a family dentist.
The University Infirmary Pharmacy dispenses
drugs prescribed for regular students of the Univer-
sity at a modest cost. The Infirmary Pharmacy can-
not fill prescriptions for members of a student's fam-
A prescription made for a student by a physician
not affiliated with the University can be filled by the
Infirmary Pharmacy at usual costs if the drug is
normally stocked by the Pharmacy. (Prescriptions
for drugs not stocked cannot be filled.) Pharmacy
hours are 9:00-12:00 a.m. and 1:00-5:00 p.m. Mon-
day through Friday and 9:00-12:00 a.m. on Saturday.
The J. Hillis Miller Health Center Pharmacy fills
prescriptions written for patients of that Center. There
are also a number of pharmacies close to the Univer-
sity which will establish charge accounts for students.
Some of these are open 24 hours daily and will de-
liver medication to the home.
This organization is not primarily a provider of
medical care. It does, however, provide immunization
services to all citizens including dependents of stu-
dents. Routine chest X-rays and some laboratory serv-
ices are also available. Guidance type family services
are available for families referred by the Public School
System. Maternity services are not available for stu-
dent wives since students do not come under the
department's definition of indigent.
MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY COM-
MUNITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO USE THE
MEDICAL RESOURCES AVAILABLE TO THEM.
IT IS ALWAYS WISE TO PLAN AHEAD IN
HEALTH MATTERS. GAINESVILLE HAS A VERY
BROAD SPECTRUM OF MEDICAL FACILITIES
AND IS TRADITIONALLY INTERESTED IN THE
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS OF STUDENTS AND
THEIR FAMILIES AND IS HELPFUL IN MEET-
ING THESE REQUIREMENTS.
The University recognizes that attractive, well- UNIVERSITY
balanced meals prepared under sanitary conditions FOOD
are an important factor in maintaining the general SERVICE
health and well-being of a student. Food Service
is entirely self-supporting and receives no subsidies
in any form. The Food Service Division is under
the direction of a professionally trained director and
staff who strive to serve the student top quality food
with excellent service at moderate prices.
Professionally and expertly planned meals are
served for breakfast, luncheon, and dinner in the
cafeterias located in Hume, Jennings, Rawlings, and
Broward residence halls, as well as in the Main Cafe-
teria and Norman Hall. Snack Bars provide grill and
fountain service in all of the cafeterias as well as in
the Graham and Tolbert residence areas.
The new J. Wayne Reitz Union Building con-
tains three additional Food Service operations. A 650
seat modern cafeteria and snack bar are located on
the first floor area providing service from 7:00 a.m.
to 11:00 p.m. daily.
Banquet Rooms are located on the second floor
for the convenience of those desiring private parties,
luncheons and dinners.
Food Service also offers a Thrift Meal Plan at a
savings of approximately 25% to 30%, also Meal Cou-
pon Books, both of which are on sale at the Food
Service Office located in the Main Cafeteria Building.
The Food Service Division also provides a cater-
ing service for banquets, receptions, teas, socials, and
coffee breaks. Birthday cakes, fruit baskets, box
lunches, survival kits, and "goodie" boxes are avail-
able on request from the Food Service Offices in the
Main Cafeteria Building.
The University of Florida's more than one mil-
lion volumes are housed primarily in the two main
library buildings, the Graduate Research Library at
the north end of the Plaza of the Americas and the
College Library on Murphree Way.
The libraries offer the student a good place to
study. Advanced student can request desks or carrels
in the stacks where referenced material can be left
for continued use.
The area libraries and their locations are:
Architecture and Fine Arts
Engineering and Physical
Some of the residence halls also have libraries.
Although the periodicals and books are necessarily
limited, these libraries offer student special facili-
ties for studying, and certain books can be requested
through such facilities.
While the University of Florida recognizes that
the responsibility of bearing the costs of higher edu-
cation rests with the individual student and his fami-
ly, it nevertheless is continually concerned with help-
ing all students secure financial aid when it is needed,
and when it will encourage high scholastic accom-
PART I 13
WHAT WILL IT COST TO ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY
A single student living in University residence
halls might be guided by the following estimates of
expenses for one quarter.
Low Medium High
Fees -.......-------. ----------- $125 $125 $125
Books and training supplies --..--- 40 60 80
Laundry and cleaning 10 15 30
Food -----------------------. --- 140 175 225
Rent ------- 90 115 155
Incidental expenses -- 60 100 175
Total expenses --- -- $465 $590 $790
The tuition fee for out-of-state residents is $200
additional per quarter.
Instructional fees for the College of Medicine are
$600 a year for Florida students and $1200 a year
for out-of-state students.
Scholarships, loans, student employment, and financial
grants-in-aid are available to the student through the assistance
Student Financial Aid Office. These are not offered
as a hand-out, but as motivation and facilitation of
the student's best academic effort.
APPLICATIONS FOR ALL TYPES OF FI-
NANCIAL AID ARE ACCEPTED EACH YEAR
DURING A FOUR MONTH PERIOD (NOVEM-
BER 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 28). AWARDS
BASED ON THESE APPLICATIONS ARE FOR
ALL OR ANY PART OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR
BEGINNING THE FOLLOWING SEPTEMBER.
GENERALLY ALL AVAILABLE FUNDS ARE
EXHAUSTED IN CONSIDERATION OF APPLI-
CATIONS RECEIVED DURING THE ABOVE
PERIOD-WITH THE RESULT THAT LATE AP-
PLICANTS RARELY RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID.
NOTICE OF DISPOSITION OF LATE APPLICA-
TIONS IS GIVEN TO THE APPLICANT ONLY IF
FAVORABLE CONSIDERATION IS POSSIBLE.
36 STUDENT HANDBOOK
Following is a brief summary of the financial aid
available for undergraduates at the University of
1. General scholarships and grants.
a. Honor and achievement scholarships bas-
ed on outstanding scholastic ability, per-
formance, and financial need, are avail-
able in the amounts of the registration
b. Grants based on financial need are avail-
able to undergraduate students with a
satisfactory academic record within fund
limitations. Funds for these are primari-
ly provided through Economic Oppor-
tunity Grant funds offered by the federal
c. Grants-in-aid based on average scholas-
tic performance plus leadership and finan-
2. Scholarships designated for special areas of
study (colleges) with criteria determined
3. Grant-in-aid scholarships given for special
service and leadership.
4. Long term loans: Federal (National Defense
Education Act and U. S. Office of Education
loan for Cuban students through the Foreign
Student Adviser), state (Florida State Schol-
arship Loan), state/federal (bank guarantee
loan) are available. Some university loan
funds are available to upper division stu-
5. Fellowships, graduate assistantships, scholar-
ships, and research grants are available for
graduate students (See Student Financial
Aid Bulletin for further details).
6. Short-term loans for emergency relief.
7. Student part-time employment.
Student employment at the University of Florida
has a four-fold purpose: to provide labor for part-
time positions, to assist the student financially, to
PART I 37
provide work experience, and to afford an oppor-
tunity for vocational guidance.
The Student Financial Aid Section of Student
Affairs provides a student employment service which
helps to place qualified students in jobs on campus
during the academic year. Student government's
Secretary of Labor helps students to find off-campus
employment during vacations and summer months.
In order to be certified for student employment, S
students must meet the following requirements:
1. No full-time student shall work more than 15
hours per week on the College Work-Study
Program during any weeks in which classes --. t .
are in session. -
2. No full-time student with a "B" average shall
be permitted to work more than a maxi-
mum of 20 hours per week on state funds.
3. Students carrying 9-11 hours may work a maxi- ,
mum of 27 hours per week on state funds.
4. Students carrying 6-8 hours may work a maxi-
mum of 30 hours per week on state funds.
5. No student shall work unless he has a 2.0
average for both overall and previous quar-
ter work on all programs.
The Graduate Placement Service, located on the GRADUATE
ground floor of the Reitz Union, serves as the central PLACEMENT
placement agency for the campus. Its services are SERVICE
available to all students and alumni of the University.
The primary objective of the Placement Service
is to assist graduating students and alumni in locating
employment consistent with their interests, abilities,
and educational preparation.
Services of the office include career guidance
and counseling with emphasis on letters of applica-
tion, resumes, and the interview; arranging campus
interview between employers and students; sending
placement records and faculty ratings to employers;
preparing and mailing lists of job opportunities to
registrants; distributing recruitment booklets and ma-
terials; and administering tests for employers. A
placement library provides a wealth of information
concerning practically every employer in Florida and
the United States.
Students are urged to use the office resources
for vocational and career development counseling
as early as their sophomore year and to establish a
placement file by the end of their junior year.
CAMPUS The University of Florida Police Department is
POLICE one of the few police departments in the country
AND which is delegated police powers by a state legis-
The University Police Department has over forty
police officers. In addition, the staff includes two
full-time investigators, both of whom are graduates of
the Florida Sheriff's Academy.
All of the officers in the University Police De-
partment are members of the Gainesville Police De-
partment and many carry deputy commissions with
the Alachua County Sheriff's Department.
Parking is one of the major problems which this
department must handle. At the present time the
University has 1,000 to 1,500 visitors on the campus
daily, bringing the total daily population on campus
to approximately 32,000.
This mobile population is confined to an area
covering less than three square miles-thus this de-
partment has all of the traffic problems encountered
by any major city.
Other responsibilities of the Police Department
include the registering of all vehicles operated by
students, faculty, and various staff members, main-
taining the Information Booth for campus visitors,
and controlling traffic at all major intersections
throughout the University.
In addition this department is responsible for
transporting students who require medical attention
to the Student Infirmary or to the University Medical
Center and transporting monies from numerous Uni-
versity departments to local banks. A security officer
PART I 39
is maintained at the Medical Center to deal with
special problems which arise there.
Constant security is maintained for all Univer-
sity buildings and facilities. Department officers rou-
tinely patrol the four married-students villages, the
men's and women's residence halls, and the fraternity
and sorority houses on and near the campus.
This department recently initiated a continuous
in-service training program to provide the most effec-
tive law enforcement program possible.
In general, the campus police department has
the same responsibilities as other similar departments
in a comparable sized city. This includes: the physi-
cal protection of the citizenry and community prop-
erty; and, the apprehension and referral of law vio-
lators to appropriate disposition courts. In this respect,
the department considers each offense in light of its
severity. Some are referred to the civil courts, where-
as those involving infractions of University regulations
may be referred to the Dean of Men/Dean of Wo-
men for appropriate action by their offices or for
referral to the University Committee on Student Con-
duct, or the Student Honor Court.
The procedures used in the apprehension, de-
tention, and investigation of charges against an ac-
cused person are identical to the accepted practices
used in other communities. In other words, the rights
of the accused are respected. He is informed that he
does not have to answer self-incriminating questions;
that he may have counsel if he so requests; that he
has the right to face his accusers; and, that the
burden of proof of guilt rests with the accuser; and,
that he will not be subjected to unlawful entry and
search of his living quarters.
To many people throughout the state the Alumni UNIVERSITY
Association is the University of Florida. For this is OF FLORIDA
the mainstream through which they maintain their ALUMNI
interests and continue their involvement with the ASSOCIATION
40 STUDENT HANDBOOK
Active membership in the Alumni Association is
the right of every student who has been enrolled in
the University of Florida, as well as friends of the
University who make a contribution to the Annual
The Alumni Association's main purpose is to
bring together the organized efforts of alumni and
the participation in the interests and needs of the
University. It strives to encourage continued partici-
pation by alumni in the life of the University and
provides a means of continued fellowship and asso-
ciation for graduates and former students.
Among the benefits to which active members are
entitled is the quarterly Florida Alumnus, a magazine
which provides current information about the Uni-
versity and former classmates, and season tickets pri-
or to Fighting Gator football games.
The Alumni Service Office is located on the
ground floor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.
The Association's membership consists of alumni
throughout the world. There are 36 active alumni
groups. In addition to those in Florida, there are
clubs in New York City; Washington D. C.; Hunts-
ville, Alabama; Atlanta, Georgia; New Orleans, Lou-
isiana; and Savannah, Georgia.
With funds derived from annual alumni contri-
butions, the Association provides non-budgeted but
vital "extras" to the schools and colleges within the
University complex. It supports a year-round com-
munity informational program for speakers, films,
television programs, and publications.
Since the inception of Dollars for Scholars the
Association has significantly subsidized this invaluable
loan program, and through local alumni clubs at-
tracts outstanding students with the awarding of ap-
proximately sixty Alumni Scholarships each year.
These programs, plus full-time attention to a
variety of needs which no other agency can provide,
give Florida alumni reason to be proud of their sig-
nificant role in the University's progress.
PART I 4
Religious Centers sponsored by many of the ma- RELIGIOUS
jor faiths and denominations are located near the CENTERS
University campus. In addition to worship services,
they offer a variety of cultural, educational, social,
and community service activities.
The programs of the religious centers are in-
tended to provide both students and faculty with the
opportunity for identifying with their religious heri-
tage and developing a deeper understanding for their
faith, especially as related to their academic work,
and to campus, national, and world responsibilities.
Although the religious centers are not connected
officially with the University, there are many areas
in which the University and the religious centers
cooperate. An example is participation in the Univer-
sity Religious Association. Members of the Depart-
ment of Religion meet with the University Pastor's
Association, and representatives of the University
Pastor's Association serve as members of the Univer-
sity Religious Association Cabinet and advisers to the
University Committee on Student Affairs.
The religious centers are staffed by professional
and trained personnel who are available to Univer-
sity students and staff for personal counseling.
RESIDENCE FACILITIES AND
The primary objective of the Division of Housing
is to provide the best possible living-learning environ-
ment for the student. The Division, which is a major
component of Student Affairs, is composed of a di-
rector and a residence staff of full-time, profession-
ally-trained counselors and coordinators, and part-
time assistants and section advisors.
Every effort is made to honor roommate requests
provided the students wishing to room together sub-
mit their application on the same date, clearly indi-
cate their desire to room together, and are within
similar academic classifications. Requests for an in-
ternational student as a roommate are encouraged.
All requests for information and correspondence
concerning University Housing should be addressed
to the Director .of Housing, University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida 32601.
In many respects, residence hall living is a prac-
tical course in human relationships. Although no
grades are given, students can gain an important
educational experience which can contribute to their
success at the University and in later years.
The University's residence halls have been de-
signed and organized to emphasize the importance of
the individual student and the importance of learn-
ing. Each hall has a self-governing organization, for-
mal and informal educational programs, and social
and recreational activities.
Although the living situation is quite different
in the apartment villages for married students, self-
government organizations and community activities
provide similar opportunities and useful educational
Students are expected to understand the Hous-
ing Policies and Regulations as listed on Part III,
Chapter 3 of this Handbook.
The purpose of these regulations is to outline
reasonable standards for developing and maintaining
a living-learning environment favorable to the well-
being and academic success of each student. In fol-
lowing the regulations, each student shows consider-
ation for his fellow residents, respects student and
University property, and assumes mature responsi-
bility for his own conduct as well as for the conduct
of his guests.
The Committee on Student Housing has adopted
the following policy governing apartment applications
PART I 43
1. The married student must meet the require-
ments for admission to the University of Flor-
ida, qualify as a full-time student as defined
by his college or school, and continue to make
normal progress toward a degree as determ-
ined by the head of his college or school.
(A minimum of 12 credit hours is required
for a full-time undergraduate student.)
2. The married student must be part of a fam-
ily unit, defined as husband and wife with
or without one or more children. No relatives
or housekeepers can be included as part of
the family unit. In view of the limited size
of on-campus apartments, applications from
families having more than four children can-
not be accepted.
3. The married student must be part of a fam-
ily with a combined annual income which
does not exceed $4,800 or $400 per month
during the period of occupancy (including
grants-in-aid, scholarships, fellowships, and
grants). Since on-campus apartments are in-
tended to provide low-cost housing for mar-
ried students, a family with a combined an-
nual in excess of $4,800 cannot apply for or
occupy an apartment except in the case of
Applications should be filed as early as possible
since there is generally a waiting period between
application and assignment.
Off-Campus Housing is regarded as complemen- OFF CAMPUS
tary to on-campus housing, and helpful in providing HOUSING
a variety of housing choices for students whose re-
quirements for reasonable management procedures
and satisfactory physical standards are recognized by
The Off-Campus Housing Section maintains list-
ings of rental accommodations for students. In con-
nection with listing housing facilities, landlords whose
accommodations are within the jurisdiction of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964 agree to comply with the
44 STUDENT HANDBOOK
University's requirements for non-discrimination on
the basis of race, color, and creed; to provide a
clearly stated and fair rental agreement; and are
willing to accept reasonable informal mediation of
Students have the responsibility to determine the
beginning date of their rental agreement, the finan-
cial terms, and the physical condition of the unit at
the time of occupancy; also, to advise the landlord
of maintenance requirements as they arise and in-
tentions concerning rental termination. Further de-
tails may be obtained from the Off-Campus Housing
J. WAYNE REITZ UNION:
The J. Wayne Reitz Union is the community
center of the University-for students, faculty, staff,
alumni, and visitors. As a focal point of student
affairs, it is designed to serve the University com-
munity through its facilities, services, and programs.
The Student Activities Center is the nucleus for
planning, programming, and coordinating student ac-
tivities. Space and facilities are provided by reserva-
tion to campus organizations for meetings and other
functions. Private office space as well as multiple
units of desks and filing equipment are utilized by
An Information Desk handles a great deal of the
administrative business for student organizations. Full-
time personnel at the information desk provide the
following services for student organizations: distribute
written materials, applications, literature; act as a
referral agency through which traffic is screened and
directed to student organizations; offer information
about student organizations such as an organization's
purpose, functions, current activities, membership re-
quirements, etc.; assist students in reserving facilities
for programs; operate a telephone answering service
for student organizations seven days a week; and
maintain a centralized area for mail distribution.
In addition to the multiple services of the Infor-
mation Desk, the Student Activities Center is equip-
ped to handle art work and graphic printing. Mem-
bers of student organizations can obtain the assistance
of a professional staff artist for art techniques, ideas,
and designs. A printing service includes equipment
and supplies for silk screening, duplicating, mimeo-
graphing, ditto, and other methods for graphic repro-
duction. The Student Activities Center is designed
specifically for the needs and convenience of the
many student organizations which it serves.
The Union Board for Student Activities is the
student organization specifically designated by the
Union Board of Managers to develop the cultural,
social, and recreational programs of the Reitz Union.
Through its ten committees-Dance, Films, Fine Arts,
Hostess, Spring Weekend, International, Public Re-
lations, Recreation, and Special Projects, a variety of
activities are planned to enhance the extra-curricular
interests of the University community.
The Union Board for Student Activities schedules
a fine arts series, print sales, international dinners,
receptions, inter-campus and inter-collegiate bridge,
billiard and bowling tournaments, art exhibits, mat-
inees, a forum series, book reviews, trips within the
U. S. and abroad, and special holiday programs.
Weekly bridge, dancing, and painting lessons as well
as films and dances are also sponsored by the Union
The Union lounges, formal and informal, provide
facilities for relaxing, reading, and meeting with
friends. A wide range of activities including sculpt-
ing, ceramics, woodworking, copper tooling and weav-
ing are offered to students by the Union Craft Shop.
To provide cultural enrichment there is the Music
Listening Room, the Browsing Library, art galleries,
and a uniquely designed theater for drama and films.
Extensive recreational facilities are available in the
Reitz Union: sixteen bowling lanes, billiards, table
tennis, shuffleboard, a games courtyard, and a spa-
cious ballroom which can be segmented into nine
separate dance areas.
The Reitz Union maintains a barber shop, Union
store, snack bar, cafeteria, and a dining hall. For
the convenience of guests, excellent room accommo-
dations are available.
The Public Functions Office, located in the Un-
ion, is a service and coordinating office responsible
to the University Committee on Public Functions and
Lectures. It is a clearing house for the scheduling
and arranging of all non-academic campus activities
for the purpose of avoiding conflicts and disseminat-
ing information about these activities to all concern-
ed. Its services are available to all members of the
University community. Organizations sponsoring
events on campus may consult with the Public Func-
tions Office for information about space, facilities,
and other production requirements.
Camp Wauburg, under the supervision of the
Reitz Union, is a lakeside recreational area located
nine miles south of the campus on U. S. Highway
441. Picnicking, hiking, swimming, water skiing, ca-
noeing, and various land and water sports exist for
utilization by the members of the University com-
munity upon presentation of appropriate identifica-
Each student at the University of Florida is a
part of one of the great traditions on campus-student
This tradition has come to its present status by
the willingness of students to exert real leadership
and to assume the responsibility delegated to them by
the University administration. The tradition has also
prevailed because the student body has respected
their student leaders and the authority of these elect-
Student Government leaders as elected repre-
sentatives of the student body have maintained
close cooperation with the administration and faculty.
In return the administration and faculty have shown
their support and respect for Student Government.
As a result, the University of Florida student body
has one of the strongest student governments in the
While student self-governing activities serve as
a learning experience and training ground for future
leaders, the primary purpose of Student Government
is to provide for the necessities of the campus com-
munity. Officials of Student Government serve on
many, university committees and provide representa-
tion through which all students may express their
needs, suggestions or grievances to the University
administration. Therefore, Student Government is
more than an organization of students presiding over
the entire student body. It is a series of governments
very similar in relationship to our federal, state, and
FEDERAL LEVEL The first, or federal level, is that which is com-
STUDENT only referred to as Student Government and is
GOVERNMENT divided into three branches.
executive The Executive Branch is made up of the Student
branch Body President, Vice President, Treasurer, and the
President's Cabinet. There are 12 Cabinet members
PART II 49
with three to five undersecretaries for each member.
The Cabinet members are primarily in charge of
special services and projects sponsored by Student
The Student Body President signs all measures
passed by the Legislative Branch. He has the power
to call special meetings of the Legislative Branch.
He has the veto power subject to legislative review.
He can require written interpretation by the Honor
Court of any measures affecting the Student Body.
The Vice President of the Student Body is the
presiding officer of the Legislative Branch. He also
carries out the duties and powers of the President in
The Treasurer of the Student Body keeps com-
plete accounts of all Student Body funds on deposit.
He signs all requisitions of funds on order from the
Legislative Branch. The treasury source of the stu-
dent body is a portion of the student activity fee
paid by all students when they register.
The Legislative Branch is comprised of a uni-
cameral, or one house form of representation. This
is the Student Senate. The Senate is composed
of elected representatives from virtually every seg-
ment of campus on a population and geographical
basis. There are representatives from every school
and college on campus. The remainder is elected on
a population basis from the various living areas in-
cluding those off-campus.
Of the 70 representatives, 40 are elected in the
Winter Quarter and 30 in the Fall Quarter. Within
the Student Senate are many committees and
subcommittees. Like the national legislature, the Stu-
dent Senate committees investigate, recommend
or kill legislation, apportion funds, and, in general,
perform any function required to conduct a repre-
Within the Judicial Branch of Student Govern-
ment are two courts. First of these courts is the
Honor Court which performs the combined function
of a trial court and a supreme court. As a trial court
it tries and passes judgment on all violations of the
Honor Code, a code which places the responsibility
of each student's conduct upon himself.
As a supreme court, the Honor Court is em-
powered to pass judgment on legislation and con-
tested elections. It is also empowered to interpret
the Student Body Constitution, and it has the added
responsibility of informing all students of the pur-
pose, advantages, and principles of the Honor Sys-
The Chancellor or judge, the Clerk of the Honor
Court, and 16 Justices representing each of the schools
and colleges on campus are elected by the student
body. Two Vice Chancellors are elected from the
16 Justices to aid the Chancellor in determining sen-
The Chancellor appoints the Attorney General
who selects a staff to investigate violations of the
Honor Code. The Justices are also members of the
Attorney General's investigating staff when needed.
The Chancellor also appoints a Chief Defense Coun-
sel who in turn selects a staff of law students to act
as defense attorneys for students on trial. The Honor
Court conducts both summary (no jury) trials for
those who plead guilty, and jury trials for those
pleading not guilty. The six-man jury is a random
selection from the Student Body.
The second court in the Judicial Branch is the
Student Traffic Court. The Student Body President
appoints the Chief Justice of the Traffic Court.
The Traffic Court accepts payment of fines for
parking violations, and conducts hearings for con-
STATE The second or state level of student government
LEVEL organizations operates autonomously from the first
level. Some of these secondary governments operate
directly from funds allocated by student government
and others do not. All have the right to make special
requests for funds to the Legislative Branch of Stu-
The Men's Interhall Council is composed of rep-
resentatives from the men's residence halls on cam-
pus. The president of each hall council serves as the
representative to this council plus one more elected
from each council hall. The council serves to coordi-
nate activities among all men's residence halls, and
sponsors the annual Homecoming Dance.
The Association of Women Students (AWS) is
composed of all single undergraduate women students
living on and off-campus. It includes the Hall and
Honor Councils, Sorority House Councils, and Wom-
en Off-Campus representatives. All halls, sororities,
and off-campus students elect representatives to the
AWS Council whose functions are legislative and
executive. The Executive Committee consists of AWS
officers and class representatives whose function is
steering, agenda making, and nominations. The Ju-
diciary Committee of AWS hears cases referred to it
by the Honor Councils, the Resident Counselors, the
Off-Campus Counselor for Women, and the Dean of
The Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the gov-
erning body for all fraternities on campus. Each
fraternity is represented by its president and they
in turn elect the officers of IFC. Members of the
Executive Board represent several geographical areas
in which the fraternities are located.
The Panhellenic Council is the governing body
of the sororities. Its purposes are the promotion of a
high plane of sorority life, the furthering of sound
scholarship, cooperation with the University in main-
taining high standards, and the discussion of questions
of interest. Each sorority has two elected representa-
tives and the chapter president on the Council, and
the officers rotate among the sororities.
The Mayors' Council is the representative body
for the four married student villages on campus. The
Mayors of each of the villages are responsible for
determining married student government policy.
They also act as a liaison between village govern-
ments and Student Government.
The Board of International Activities (BIA) is
the policy-making body and coordinating agency for
the several international student organizations on
The third or local level of Student Government
is composed of all the remaining student organiza-
tions on campus. Many of these are subordinate to
the second level of Student Government, but others
are not. Some get fund allocations directly from Stu-
dent Government and others through the second level
There are several organized groups and clubs
on campus comprising students from certain foreign
countries or areas, such as the India, Latin American,
European, Chinese, and Persian clubs. Each of the
clubs is independent of the other but the Board of
International Activities concerns itself with overall
coordination of the foreign student organizations and
is the principal contact with Student Government.
Foreign students have also organized a Cricket and
a Soccer Club. U. S. students are welcome to join
any of the international clubs.
Each apartment village for married students
elects a mayor and a specified number of representa-
tives to the village commission. The village com-
missioners represent the residents of their districts at
regularly scheduled commission meetings presided
over by the mayor.
Each of the residence halls has an elected gov-
erning body. Several student cooperative houses off-
campus also have elected officers. Fraternities and
sororities each have their governing organization
which is subordinate to the IFC or Panhellenic
As in any system of composite governments, other
there are organizations with partial government and organizations
partial independent characteristics. Finances are us-
ually the closest ties these organizations have to Stu-
dent Government. Some receive annual subsidies of
student funds and most may request special allot-
ments of student fees. Ultimately the Student Senate
must approve both allotted and requested funds.
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS AND
Although frequently referred to as "extra curri-
cular," student organizations and activities are not
considered "extra to the curriculum" by the Univer-
sity, but instead are regarded as a part of the total
Therefore, to warrant existence and recognition,
campus organizations and activities must contribute
to the academic, recreational, or cultural climate of
the University. It is for this reason that the University
reserves the right to charter all organizations and
requires that they function in accordance with their J
To apply for University recognition, a student
spokesman for a group should contact the Assistant
Director of the Reitz Union who serves as adviser
to student organizations. Groups of students banding
together for political purposes whether on or off cam-
pus must register in the same way to receive tem-
porary recognition for a requested period of time.
The responsibility for establishing policy concern-
ing organizations and activities is vested in the Com-
mittee on Student Organizations and Social Affairs.
The Committee must approve all organizations, as
well as disband them if circumstances warrant such
action. It also has the authority to establish rules,
require reports, or conduct studies.
There are some 200 student organizations recog-
nized at the University of Florida in addition to
fraternities and sororities. Among these are vocational
clubs, hobby clubs, ard special interest clubs to bene-
fit or engage the student, and some 60 honorary
and professional groups which require certain schol-
arly and professional achievements for membership.
All are intended as an additional means to broaden
education, encourage fellowship, extend leadership
opportunities, and provide fulfillment of special in-
Fraternities and sororities represent an important
segment of student organizations. There are 27 fra-
ternities and 14 sororities on the campus. These or-
ganizations exist to promote good fellowship, schol-
arship, and character enrichment.
The following 14 sororities
Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Delta Pi
Alpha Epsilon Phi
Alpha Omicron Pi
Delta Delta Delta
have chapters on the
Delta Phi Epsilon
Kappa Alpha Theta
Phi Sigma Sigma
Zeta Tau Alpha
Sorority members are chosen during two formal
"rush" seasons, shortly after the beginning of the fall
and Nwinter quarters and during an informal period
following each formal "rush." Details on "rush" are
available in the Office of the Dean of Women. Pledges
in a sorority must achieve a 2.0 (C) honor point
average on a quarter's work before they are eligible
From a financial standpoint typical sorority mem-
Pledge fee $ 25
Initiation fee $ 75
Dues per month $ 12
Quarter room rent for members in house $100
Food per month for those living in house $ 54
All chapters are supervised by housemothers and
the sorority members are subject to University and
Association of Women Students regulations. Each stu-
dent is responsible for knowledge of these regulations,
copies of which are available from the Dean of Wom-
Freshmen sorority pledges are under contract to
live in University housing. Members other than fresh-
men are expected to live in the chapter houses unless
they are under contract for University housing.
The sororities are governed by the Panhellenic
Council which coordinates all inter-sorority activities
and helps to promote cooperation and spirit among
the women's groups. The Council, which is composed
of sorority presidents and two delegates from each
chapter, is bound by a constitution and bylaws. All
groups are members of the National Panhellenic Con-
The Panhellenic Council establishes rules gov-
erning rushing, pledging, and the initiation of women.
It also regulates the relationship of sororities among
one another and toward the Council itself. The pur-
pose of the Council is to maintain a high plane of
sorority life and to further intellectual accomplish-
ment and sound scholarship.
The national fraternities at the University of fraternities
Alpha Epsilon Pi Delta Chi
Alpha Gamma Rho Delta Sigma Phi
Alpha Tau Omega Delta Tau Delta
Beta Theta Pi Delta Upsilon
Chi Phi Kappa Alpha
Lambda Chi Alpha
Phi Delta Theta
Phi Epsilon Pi
Phi Gamma Delta
Phi Kappa Tau
Phi Kappa Psi
Pi Kappa Alpha
Pi Kappa Phi
Pi Lambda Phi
Sigma Alpha Epsilon
Sigma Phi Epsilon
Tau Epsilon Phi
Tau Kappa Epsilon
Fraternity pledges are formally chosen during a
"rush" period in the fall after classes have begun,
and also during an invitational period at the begin-
ning of the second quarter. However, pledging may
take place at any time during the quarter when the
student and the fraternity are ready to make a de-
cision. A student must have a 2.0 average before he is
eligible to be initiated. Details concerning fraternity
pledging are made available to interested students
by the IFC at the end of orientation week. A central
source of information on fraternities is the Office of
the Dean of Men.
The cost of fraternity membership is approxi-
mately as follows:
Meals, social fee, and dues
Quarter room rent
for members in house
$ 50 to $ 75
$ 80 to $125
Fraternities are bound by an Interfraternity
Council which works to promote and to maintain the
high purposes of the campus chapters. The Council
is composed of the presidents of all fraternities. As
a governing body it establishes rules and regulations
affecting all fraternities and participating in service
and social programs.
Interfraternity Council regulations require that
all rush functions take place either in fraternity
houses or on University property. No alcoholic bev-
erages are allowed at any rush function. Women are
not allowed in fraternity houses during rush fune-
tions except for specific hours set by the Interfra-
The Interfraternity Council also maintains a firm
position in relation to social behavior, hazing, and
pre-initiation activities. It believes that true fratern-
alism is nurtured in an atmosphere of social and
moral responsibility, respect for duly constituted au-
thority, and loyalty to the principles of high educa-
tion. The Council states that a fraternity has a solemn
obligation in the development of its pledges and
members. It considers hazing in initiation activities
as unproductive, ridiculous, and hazardous, with no
rightful place in the fraternity system.
Any actions taken or situations created inten-
tionally whether on or off fraternity premises, to
produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrass-
ment, harassment, or ridicule are not condoned by the
IFC. Such activities and situations include paddling
in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical
and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts; sca-
vanger hunts; road trips or any other such activities
carried on outside the confines of the house; wearing
publicly, apparel which is conspicuous and in poor
taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; mor-
ally degrading or humiliating games and activities;
late work sessions which interfere with scholastic
activities; and any other activities which are not con-
sistent with fraternal law, ritual, or policy, or the
regulations and policies of the University of Florida.
Hours during which women are allowed in men's
fraternity houses, except for specially authorized so-
cial activities, are as follows:
Monday through Thursday 11:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
Friday 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 a.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.- 1:30 a.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
All serenading of women's residence halls must
be between 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.
The University of Florida has four honorary lead- HONOR
ership organizations. They are Florida Blue Key SOCIETIES
florida blue key
and University Circle-both for men students who
have distinguished themselves in the areas of lead-
ership and service; and Mortar Board, a national
society for women students distinguished in leader-
ship, scholarship, and service; and Savant-UF, which
is established to encourage outstanding leadership in
Florida Blue Key, the men's leadership honorary
and service fraternity, represents one of the highest
honors that can be received by a Florida man. Mem-
bers are tapped semi-annually following selection by
active Blue Key members on the basis of demon-
strated leadership in some field of extra-curricular
activity. A minimum 2.0 overall honor point average
is required for selection and completion of eight
quarters of college work, with at least five of them at
the University of Florida. Membership is a lifetime
Florida Blue Key plans and produces the Home-
coming festivities; "The 2nd 100," a television series
denoting activities in the University in its second
one-hundred years of existence and carried by sta-
tions throughout Florida; and a speaker's bureau.
The organization was founded in 1925.
The University of Florida has witnessed the es-
tablishment of a new men's leadership honorary, Uni-
versity Circle, a colony of Omicron Delta Kappa, a
national leadership honor society for college men.
Membership in University Circle is awarded to
undergraduate junior and senior men, and occasional-
ly to students of graduate and professional schools
and colleges of the University of Florida, and to
members of the faculty and administration and alumn.
Election to membership is on the basis of merit,
is irrespective of a person's affiliation with other or-
ganizations, and is without solicitation or propaganda.
Membership is as much an obligation and re-
sponsibility in citizenship as it is a mark of highest
distinction and honor.
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One of the highest honors women students can
attain at the University of Florida is to be tapped
for Mortar Board, the honorary leadership, scholar-
ship, and service organization for senior women. Mor-
tar Board members who are chosen at the end of
their junior year must have an overall honor-point
average above the all-student average for the pre-
Although Mortar Board was established on the
University of Florida campus in 1960, it actually has
been on the campus since 1951, when it originated
as the Trianon. It is now known as the Trianon
Chapter of Mortar Board.
Mortar Board projects include arranging for the
women's banquet at the Homecoming celebration,
and the annual lighting of the Christmas tree which
begins the campus observance of the Christmas sea-
son each year.
The newest honor society to be established at
the University is the SAVANT-UF. Savant is a french
word referring to "persons in the know". The motto
of the organization is TOWER-Together Outstand-
ing Women Encourage Responsibility.
Starting with eight charter members in Septem-
ber 1967, this organization shows high promise of
being one of the most effective means of recognizing
and encouraging outstanding women to accept added
Four honorary scholastic fraternities at Florida
formally recognize high scholastic accomplishments
on a University-wide basis. They are Phi Eta Sigma,
the national men's freshmen honor fraternity which
taps freshmen male students who have achieved a 3.5
honor point average or higher during their first quar-
ter of the year at the University; and Alpha Lambda
Delta, the national women's honor society which rec-
ognizes women who reach or exceed the 3.5 honor
point average in any quarter or combination of quar-
ters of their freshman year.
The other two fraternities are Phi Kappa Phi,
the national scholastic honorary society which repre-
sents all fields of study and which annually taps
graduating seniors and some juniors who are in the
top 10 percent of their class; and Phi Beta Kappa,
whose membership of outstanding scholars comes
from the fields limited to the arts and sciences.
An honor society is an association established
only in a four year or more degree granting college
or university that is accredited by the appropriate
regional accrediting agency, or by the appropriate
professional accrediting agency and which meets the
following minimal qualifications:
-It receives into membership individuals who
achieve high scholarship and who fulfill such
additional requirements of distinction in gen-
eral leadership or in some broad field of edu-
cation and culture as the society may establish.
-It elects into membership regardless of mem-
bership in, or affiliation with, other organiza-
-It confers membership solely on the basis of
character and specified eligibility.
-It limits selection to those students who rank
among the highest in general scholarship, mak-
ing whatever additional requirements it de-
The honorary societies at Florida, in addition to
those already mentioned above are:
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Alpha Kappa Delta
Alpha Phi Mu
Alpha Omega Alpha
Alpha Sigma Mu
Beta Gamma Sigma
Delta Sigma Rho
Eta Kappa Nu
Gamma Sigma Delta
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Tau Alpha
Lambda Iota Tau
Mortar and Pestle
Omicron Delta Epsilon
Order of the Coif
Phi Alpha Theta
Phi Sigma Alpha
Rho Chi Society
Sigma Gamma Epsilon
Sigma Lambda Chi
Sigma Pi Sigma
Sigma Theta Tau
Tau Beta Pi
Tau Kappa Alpha
Tau Sigma Delta
Xi Sigma Pi
A recognition society is one which confers mem-
bership in recognition of a student's interest and par-
ticipation in some field of collegiate study or activity,
with more liberal membership requirements than are
prescribed for honor societies.
At the University of Florida these are:
Alpha Epsilon Rho Radio
Arnold Air Society Air Force
Gamma Sigma Epsilon Chemistry
Kappa Kappa Psi Band: men
Psi Chi Psychology
Scabbard and Blade Military
Sigma Delta Psi Athletics: men
Tau Beta Sigma Band: women
A professional fraternity is a specialized body
which confines its membership to a specific field of
professional or vocational education in colleges and
universities. Some professional fraternities include
both men and women in their membership and some
are exclusively for women.
The professional fraternities on the University
of Florida campus are:
Alpha Chi Sigma
Alpha Delta Sigma
Alpha Kappa Psi
Alpha Tau Alpha
Beta Alpha Psi
Block and Bridle Club
Delta Pi Epsilon
Delta Sigma Pi
Delta Theta Phi
Gamma Alpha Chi
Gamma Theta Upsilon
Lambda Gamma Phi
Phi Alpha Delta
Phi Chi Theta
Phi Delta Delta
Phi Delta Kappa
Phi Delta Phi
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Pi Lambda Theta
Pi Sigma Epsilon
Rho Pi Phi
Sigma Alpha Eta
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Delta Chi
Theta Sigma Phi
Zeta Phi Eta
The Lyceum Council is a student organiza-
tion which selects and presents to the students of
the University and to the community at large a series
of cultural and educational performances in the per-
forming arts each quarter. Council officers and mem-
bers are elected by the student body and are pro-
vided funds by allocation from Student Government.
A student's identification card admits him or per-
mits him to obtain a ticket free of charge to most of
the Lyceum-sponsored programs. In some cases, a
charge is made both to students and to the general
public in order to make possible the presentation of
a special event. The Lyceum Council brings to the
campus operas, dramas, concerts, and individual per-
forming artists of national and international renown.
Another area of interest to many students is
Student Publications, which provide a primary means
of communication on the campus.
This department boasts of one of the finest col-
lege daily newspapers in the South-The Florida Al-
ligator-published Monday through Friday during the
regular school term. The Alligator is edited solely by
students drawn from various academic areas.
Other publications are The Seminole, the college
yearbook, Release, a variety magazine, and Florida
Quarterly, a literary publication. These publications
are supported in part from the student activity fee
and from the sale of advertising. They are adminis-
tered by the Board of Student Publications, a stand-
ing presidential committee of the University compos-
ed of four faculty members and four students.
All these publications are produced by the offset
printing process, with a majority of the production
being accomplished on campus by students. This
means students may gain experience in almost all
areas of publishing-from writing and editing to lay-
out and paste-up in the Publication Production Lab-
Participation in the University Religious Associ-
ation (U.R.A.) is open to all members of the Univer-
sity community. The Cabinet of the U.R.A., the or-
ganization's administrative and policy-making body, is
composed of student representatives from participat-
ing religious centers, officers of the U.R.A. and chair-
men of its principal committees, and various faculty
The U.R.A. was established to encourage and
stimulate discussion of religious issues within the ed-
ucational aims of the University, and to be a channel
of cooperation among any and all religious agencies.
The association sponsors a religious orientation pro-
gram for incoming students at the beginning of each
quarter, the Religion-in-Life program, the annual
fund-raising drive for World University Service, the
Christmas-on-Campus program, a bi-weekly Bulletin
announcing forthcoming campus religious activities,
and various other forums and service projects.
OTHER There are additional organizations and activities
ORGANIZATIONS which should be named because of their significant
contribution to university life.
The performing arts also all have fine organiza-
tions offering high grade entertainment for the stu-
dent body and general public. While these groups
perform with professional quality, participation is not
limited to students studying or majoring in the par-
ticular art. They are open to all students having an
interest and talent for artistic expression.
Among such organizations are The Florida Play-
ers, a theatrical organization sponsored by the De-
partment of Speech; the Gator Band, University Or-
chestra, Men and Women's Glee Clubs, University
Choir, all under the direction of the Department of
Music; and Orchesis, sponsored by the College of
Physical Education and Health.
INTRAMURALS The University of Florida boasts of one of the
finest, best conducted and actively supported campus
recreation and sports schedules in the country. The
program is financed and conducted largely through
Student Government by the student activity fee.
PART II 65
The Intramural Athletic Program is composed of
athletic leagues formed by the resident hall units,
fraternities and sororities, college units such as Law
and Engineering Colleges, and independent groups.
Over 165 campus and off-campus organizations com-
pete in these leagues.
A second aspect of the Intramural Program in-
cludes the sponsorship of various clubs among which
are: Archery, Barbell, Chess, Cricket, Handball, Golf,
Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Orchesis (Modern Dances),
Sailing, Sigma Delta Psi, Soccer, Square Dance, Syn-
chronized Swim, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball,
Water Ski, Weight Lifting and Wrestling.
These clubs encourage recreation for leisure, in-
traclub competition, and a limited amount of com-
petition between schools. Facilities and equipment
are furnished for the above clubs.
The third feature of the Intramural Program is
that it encourages recreational leisure activity. The
Intramural Department maintains and stocks four
equipment check-out rooms around the campus for
the free use of equipment by students.
These rooms are located in the Florida Gymnas-
ium, Graham Hall, Broward Hall and Norman Gyn-
nasium. Facilities are provided where this equip-
ment might be used.
The type and location for these facilities are
TYPE OF FACILITY NUMBER LOCATION
Tennis Courts 12 Murphree Area
Tennis Courts* 8 Jennings Hall
Tennis Courts 6 Varsity
Tennis Courts 8 Normal Hall
Handball Courts* 16 Murphree Area
Basketball 1 Florida Gym
Basketball 1 Norman Gym
Basketball 4 Varsity
Gymnastics* 1 Florida Gym
Orchesis (Modern Dance)* 1
Swimming Pool 1
Sailing* 4 Boats
Square Dance* 1
Synchronized Swim* 1
Table Tennis 1
Water Ski* 2 Boats
Weight Lifting* 1 room
Free Play Areas:
(Softball, Football, etc.)
Upper Drill Field
EQUIPMENT ROOMS FOR FB
Basement Fla. Gym
Basement Fla. Gym
2 Hume Hall
3 Fraternity Row
10 West of Stadium
4 Norman Hall
EE CHECK-OUT OF EQUIP-
Room 113, Florida Gymnasium
For further information on facilities, equipment or
competition in any of the above named activities,
you should contact the intramural Department, Rm.
229, Fla. Gym. All students are encouraged to par-
ticipate. Extension 2912.
*Indicates that club activities are offered in this area.
STUDENT RIGHTS AND
Attendance at the University of Florida, the cost
of which is shared by the state, is a privileged oppor-
tunity. With this privilege, the student not only re-
tains all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship
outside the University community, but he also enjoys
certain rights and takes on additional obligations
within the University community itself.
Among these opportunities the student enjoys
the right to expect an education of the highest quali-
ty; the right to make the best use of his time and
talents toward the objective which brought him to
the University; the rights of personal respect and
freedom from indignity; the right to inquire about
and to recommend improvements in policies, regu-
lations, and procedures affecting the welfare of stu-
dents; and the right to a fair hearing and appeal
should his behavior come under review by the Uni-
While enjoying these rights, the student is ex-
pected to conform at all times to a standard of con-
duct both on and off campus which will reflect credit
on himself, the University, and the student body and
to comply with the student regulations governing
By registering at the University and thus becom-
ing a member of the University community, the stu-
dent assumes certain specific obligations. Among these
are the responsibility for being fully acquainted with
the University Catalog, Student Handbook, and other
published regulations relating to students; for as-
suming full responsibility for the consequences of
his actions and behavior. When applying for admis-
sion he indicates his willingness to abide by the rules
and regulations of the University.
A CHARGE In recent years the role and importance of high-
FOR er education has been recognized as a necessary
EXCELLENCE* element of the orderly growth of the state and the
nation. The members of university communities have
traditionally recognized their individual responsibili-
ties in the development of a mature and sophisticated
Recognizing that the University of Florida is a
center of academic, mental, and cultural develop-
S ment of great importance to the state and nation, it
l is imperative that each member of the University
community understand his role in the fulfillment of
-P 4 the responsibilities of the University to the society of
which it is a part.
W Although the primary goal of any university com-
N munity is to foster an atmosphere of academic ex-
cellence, the Student Body of the University of Flor-
ida has come to expect from all members of the
University Community a standard of excellence in
areas other than, but correlative to, academic devel-
opment. The University of Florida cannot adequately
discharge the mandate of the society which it serves
unless high standards of excellence in academic and
personal development, civic responsibility, and inter-
personal relationships are adhered to by each of its
To this end the Student Body of the University
of Florida charges each and every member of the
University Community to:
1) display the high level of maturity and good
judgment requisite to the maintenance of an
orderly academic community;
2) recognize the civic responsibilities incumbent
upon them in a society which looks to its
universities for leadership;
3) recognize, above all else, the individuality of
every member of society and, in interpersonal
relationships, conduct themselves in a manner
commensurate with, and responsive to, such
*Adopted by a resolution of the Legislative Council of the
University of Florida Student Government on December 5,
PART II 69
The Honor Code of the Student Body encom- THE
passes the fundamentals of sound character. The HONOR
Code pledges the student to refrain from cheating, SYSTEM
stealing, and passing worthless checks. It makes each
student the keeper of his own conscience during ex-
aminations and on the campus until he shows he the honor code
does not deserve the trust placed in him.
During Orientation new students are asked to
take the following oath as administered by the Chan-
cellor of the Honor Court:
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully
fulfill the responsibilities of a Florida Student;
that I will live on my honor, and will,
to the best of my ability preserve, protect,
and defend the Constitution of the Student
Body of the University of Florida."
The Honor System has been a time-honored tra-
dition at the University of Florida since 1914. It was
a respected practice in some campus quarters even
before then, but student initiative established it as a
campus-wide system in that year.
The success of the system is inherently depen-
dent upon the honor of each member of the Student
Body. The student, alone, must decide to abide
by the principles of the Honor Code. He is pledged
to report to the Honor Court any violation of honor
that he observes. The basic principles of the honor
system are that self-discipline is the greatest builder
of character; that responsibility is a prerequisite of
self-respect; and that these are essential to the high-
est type of education.
To be worthy of the Honor System's advantages,
each student must be strong enough to perform his
duty in upholding the Honor System. The responsi-
bility for each student's conduct is placed where it
must eventually rest-upon himself.
Specifically, the Honor Code presently encom-
passes three areas:
CHEATING: the GIVING or TAKING of any in-
formation or material with the intent of wrongfully
aiding yourself or someone else on any academic
work which is considered in any way in the deter-
mination of the final grade.
STEALING: the taking of the property of another
without the consent of the owner and with the intent
of depriving the owner of the use of the property.
BAD CHECKS: knowingly negotiating a worthless
check of your own or another, or failure to make
good a returned check within a reasonable period of
New regulations have been adopted by the Fa-
culty Senate governing student conduct and have
been put into force upon the authority of the Presi-
dent. These regulations were recommended by the
Committee on Student Affairs after long deliberation
with many students, especially a study commission
of Student Government.
As a preamble to this Code of Conduct adopted
by the Senate, a statement has been included guaran-
teeing to students their right to procedural due pro-
cess in disciplinary matters (see Part IV, Section 2).
A student may expect completely fair consideration
when he is in trouble.
The University recognizes the rights of students
to the freedom of expression within constitutional
and statutory limitations and regulatory measures of
the University established under authority delegated
to it by the Board of Regents. A student has the
right, subject to the provisions stated in Part III,
Section 2 of this Handbook, without prior permis-
sion to circulate petitions, give speeches or engage
in public discussion, distribute free literature which
advocates his own belief, picket, use tables and chairs
while exercising his freedom of speech, and act for an
existing and approved student organization in the
recruitment of membership for that organization.
*Excerpts from the policy recommended by the Committee on
Student Affairs and approved by President J. Wayne Reitz on
September 28, 1966.
Subject also to these same provisions, a student
who wishes to sell a piece of literature which is in
lieu of or in support of his own verbal expression
and which advocates his personal view on a single
subject, must request a permit through the Office of
the Vice President for Student Affairs. Such a permit
will be granted when personal advocacy is clearly
established and when it is evident that the student
is simply exercising the right of freedom of expres-
Additional guidelines for determining when per-
mits can be granted may be established by the Com-
mittee on Student Affairs as necessary and the Com-
mittee will also serve to consider any appeal of a
decision made by the staff officer delegated this re-
A student's personnel record on file in either the
Dean of Men's or the Dean of Women's Office is
considered of confidential nature and the contents
will not be disclosed without prior approval of the
student involved to any individual or agency except
the professional staff of Student Affairs. However,
factual information contained in student files that
can normally be obtained from open public records
-such as classification, place of residence, location
and periods of employment-is not considered con-
Action resulting in loss of good standing (ex-
pulsion, suspension, probation) will be transmitted
to the Registrar by the Dean of Men/Dean of Wom-
en with a copy to the student involved, the college
dean, and the parents of those students under 21
years of age. The Registrar will then place a "Hold"
on the permanent record card indicating the action
that has been imposed and maintain the "Hold" as
long as the action is in force.
If a transcript of the record card is requested
while the "Hold" is in force, a statement will be
*See page 79 for provisions regulating freedom of expression.
superimposed over and photographed along with the
permanent record to the effect: "This transcript re-
flects only the academic record of the student; this
student currently is not in good standing and further
information should be requested from the Office of
the Dean of Men/Dean of Women."
Requests to the Registrar to place a "Hold" on a
student's record card are the responsibility of the
Dean of Men/Dean of Women. The responsibility
rests with the student who has satisfactorily com-
pleted the terms of his disciplinary punishment to
initiate, through the Dean of Men/Dean of Women,
the clearance of his records.
If the requesting agency desires to know from
the Dean of Men/Dean of Women as to why a
"Hold" was placed on the student's record, the Dean
may state the general category of the "Hold" but
will not divulge the details of the punishment with-
out written permission of the student to release such
P A -
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POLICIES PERTAINING TO
The University recognizes the value of student
organizations in campus life and provides opportun-
ity for new groups to be organized.
A minimum of 15 full-time students interested
and willing to work in the development of a new
organization (fraternity or club) may petition for its
recognition by the Committee on Student Organiza-
tions and Social Affairs provided scholastic require-
ments and social conduct are maintained by the
petitioning students; and, the financial program, con-
stitution, statement of goals or purposes, and faculty
adviser are approved by the Committee.
An organization must be recognized as a local
organization before it may request permission from
the Committee on Student Organizations and Social
Affairs to petition a national body. A new fraternity
or sorority must be recognized as a local organization
for at least one year before it may petition a national
Freedom of expression is essential to the nourish-
ment of a good educational environmental environ-
ment, but such freedom must be consistent with and
directed toward the educational objectives of the
University. A Board of Student Publications and a
Public Functions and Lectures Committee exist to
see that these educational objectives are maintained.
The University of Florida has the responsibility of
generating new ideas and of disseminating both old
and new ideas. In keeping with this purpose, the
University supplements its academic programs by
bringing to the campus a forum of competent speak-
ers for the dissemination, analysis and evaluation of
significant ideas at large in the world. These ideas
may be academic or they may belong to the broader
cultural, economic and political life of the nation or
the world. The audience for whom this forum is
primarily intended is the student body, but other
members of the University community, as well as the
general public, may attend.
PART III 75
The Committee on Public Functions and Lec-
tures, as the agency of the University responsible for
all public functions and lectures, may invite in the
manner detailed in Section B. below, or authorize
duly designated body on topics which are significant.
It also has the responsibility to refuse to authorize
speakers when the policies of the Public Functions
and Lectures Committee and the University are not
Unless specific advanced approval is granted, no
student organization will be permitted to accept do-
nations or contributions from outside sources in order
to fund speaking forums.
APPROVAL OF LECTURES AND SPEAKERS. All lec-
turers invited to speak on the campus must be ap-
proved by the Committee on Public Functions and
Lectures with the following exceptions:
A. Speakers invited by individual faculty mem-
bers to speak before regularly scheduled
classes or before the student body of a college
do not need Committee approval; however,
approval must be obtained from the dean of
the college concerned.
B. Speakers invited by officially recognized stu-
dent organizations to speak at non-public
meetings of the organization when only the
members are present do not need Committee
approval. Faculty advisers of student organi-
zations inviting or sponsoring guest speakers
are urged to give careful consideration to the
policy of the Committee and to urge student
organizations to comply with the policy in
the selection of guest speakers.
C. Speakers who are official members of the Uni-
versity of Florida faculty and staff and who
are invited to speak on campus outside their
regularly scheduled class meetings do not
need Committee approval.
D. The use of University facilities in political
campaigns is governed by the policy of the
Board of Regents which states:
"The students at each institution of higher
learning are urged to acquaint themselves
76 STUDENT HANDBOOK
with the qualifications of all candidates. An-
nounced candidates of the major political
parties for the Presidency of the United States
-or their designated representatives of na-
tional stature who wish to appear on the
campuses-may use institutional property as
approved by the administration of the uni-
"All other political speech making by candi-
dates shall be limited to meetings sponsored
by recognized organizations or the University
and shall be held only in the following place:
(University of Florida) J. Wayne Reitz Un-
No student organization may sell tickets for an
event or performance without approval of the Public
Functions and Lectures Committee or sponsor money-
making schemes such as auctions, raffles, etc., on or
off campus except by special permission from the
Assistant Director of the Reitz Union who serves as
adviser to student organizations.
Permission will only be granted for those events
from which the proceeds go entirely to charity or
some philanthropy. Exceptions to this rule are the
Fall, Winter, and Spring Frolics, Military Ball, Ly-
ceum Council programs and Florida Players' produc-
No student organization is permitted to accept
donations or contributions from outside sources in
order to fund publications or speaking forums. Re-
sources must be confined to money received through
advertising, dues or costs of student memberships
or associate memberships of other University person-
STUDENT PUBLICATIONS. Because the University
of Florida is publisher of all official student publi-
cations, the Board of Student Publications exercises
control over all such publications upon the authority
of the Board of Regents and the President of the
University. Approval of the Board of Student Publi-
cations is required before general distribution of any
newspaper or magazine may be made on the campus.
Unless specific advanced approval is granted, no stu-
dent organization will be permitted to accept dona-
tions or contributions from outside sources in order
to fund the publication of newspapers or magazines.
The circulation of literature that has been identified
will be allowed provided steps have been taken to
preserve the orderliness of the campus. The distribu-
tion of literature and the circulation of petitions will
not be allowed to captive audiences such as in class-
rooms, at registration, in study halls, or in residence
The constitutional right of freedom of the press
is recognized for all student publications. Consistent
with this right is the exercise of journalistic responsi-
bility. Within the realm of this responsibility, the
University believes that the widest degree of lati-
tude should be allowed student editors for the free
discussion of current issues and problems.
Any recognized student organization which plans
to build or to make important additions to buildings
which house their chapters, are required to submit
plans, specifications, approximate costs, and proposed
methods of financing to the Committee on House
Plans and Construction. They must be approved by
this Committee before any contracts may be signed.
Plans for rental or purchase of any building by
any recognized University organization must also re-
ceive the approval of the House Plans and Construc-
tion Committee before any contracts are made. The
Committee on Organizations and Social Affairs has
the authority to require that this be done.
All recognized student governments or organiza-
tions which require initiation fees, or which collect
and disburse monies obtained from students or have
monies which are spent by members are subject
Financial statements must be prepared and sub-
mitted as requested, and as the various presidents of
the organizations receive instruction for such reports.
Insofar as it is practical to do so, University auditors
review these financial statements. Where certified
public accountants are retained by an organization,
copies of the auditor's report shall be filed along with
summary statements from the organizations.
All recognized student organizations must also
submit to the Assistant Director of the Reitz Union
annual reports of their activities and the names of
their officers for the coming year.
Forms for this report are sent to presidents of
student organizations in advance of this due date.
Since each organization is held accountable for
the expenses involved in functions under its sponsor-
ship, the cost of such functions must be kept within
SCHEDULING All public events, including conferences, con-
OF EVENTS ventions, short courses, institutes, musical events, lec-
AND tures, forums, drama productions, departmental and/
ACTIVITIES or organization's "weeks" and days, fairs, carnivals,
shows, and other living area special attractions, en-
tertainment, and the like, must be scheduled with
the Committee on Public Functions and Lectures,
through the Public Functions Office in the Reitz
This office is a clearing house for the scheduling
and arranging of all non-academic campus activities.
Other purposes of the Office are to avoid conflicts
and disseminate information about activities to all
concerned. Services of this office are available to all
members of the University community.
University facilities are generally available to
campus organizations, and to off-campus organizations
when officially sponsored by a campus organization.
The use of any University facility must be in accord-
ance with the policies and regulations of the facility.
This office also maintains the University Activi-
ties Calendar, which is posted four months ahead in
the Student Activities Center of the Reitz Union. All
events except those which are academic or athletic
must be scheduled on this calendar.
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In addition, there are three published calendars:
a quarterly University Activities Calendar, on which
are all major public events; a bi-weekly calendar
listing all events open to the public; and the Orange
and Blue Campus Calendar published in the Alliga-
tor which lists both public events and private meet-
Material for the Campus Calendar must reach
the Public Functions Office by 10:00 a.m. of the busi-
ness day preceding publication. Notices may be sub-
mitted to the Student Activities Center of the Reitz
Union or sent directly to the Public Functions Office.
General notices for the Orange and Blue Bulletin
should be sent directly to the Office of Informational
The Union Box Office, operated by the Public
Functions Office, is located in the theatre of the
Reitz Union and sells tickets to all major University
events. The Box Office is open from noon until 4:30
p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets for most events
may also be purchased at the door.
A booking service for all types of attractions is
also available through the Public Functions Office.
Information and prices on all kinds of entertainment-
from bands to symphony orchestras-are maintained.
Public Functions will initiate and process contracts
for any campus organization upon request.
Organizations sponsoring events on campus may
consult with the public Functions Office for informa-
tion about space, facilities, and other production
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION*
The right to engage in the activities described in
the Statement on Freedom of Expression (Part
II, Section 3 of the Handbook) are subject to
the following essential regulatory measures es-
*Approved by President J. Wayne Reitz on September 28, 1966
tablished to protect the rights of other members
of the University community:
1. There must be no interference with the nor-
mal functioning of the University and espec-
ially with classroom instruction, or infringing
on the rights of others as pertaining to office
and student living privacy, study conditions,
free movement of pedestrian and vehicular
traffic, restricted use of departmental bulletin
boards. In order to be sure there will be no
such interference and to avoid misunderstand-
ing and confusion when a rally or other such
gathering is planned or public address system
is to be used, clearance for this type of oc-
casion must be obtained from the Office of
the Vice President for Student Affairs. This
clearance is not intended to abridge the right
2. In order to respect the appearance of the
campus of a public institution of learning, no
literature can be left in stacks unattended.
Tables, chairs, or signs used in the exercise
of free speech are not to be left unattended
and are to be removed after their use. Liter-
ature covered by this policy statement should
be distributed on a person-to-person basis.
3. In the exercise of free speech a student is
subject to all laws or regulations of the Uni-
versity, city, state or nation that govern a
person as a citizen. In the exercise of the
student-citizen's right of free expression ma-
terial circulated or distributed must not vio-
late existing law respecting defamation, ob-
scenity, pornography, violent overthrow of
government or existing authority, inciting to
riot or any other law validly limiting the
exercise of free speech. Such material also
should identify authorship and sponsorship.
4. Additional regulatory measures should be ob-
served where such regulations are necessary
for special areas of the campus such as the
P. K. Yonge Laboratory School. Reports of
non-compliance with the above are to be
made to the Office of the Vice President for
Board of Regents policy requires that there shall
be no sale on the campus of merchandise except for
the state newspapers provided in vending racks and
the traditional Honor apples. Exception may be ob-
tained only by special permission from the Vice Presi-
dent for Business Affairs if the sale is being requested
anywhere on the campus except for the residence
halls, in which case the request should be directed to
the Vice President for Student Affairs.
Any student's request for a permit to sell litera-
ture of advocacy as defined above that is denied
because it is declared to be a sales enterprise rather
than an exercise of free speech would be referred
to whichever authority is appropriate as indicated
in the paragraph above.
A student is obligated to abide by University
rules and policies, and violations will subject him to
normal disciplinary proceeding even though the pur-
pose of his disobedience is to challenge the existing
regulation or authority. Regulations governing stu-
dents may be questioned by addressing inquiries or
stating objections to the Vice President for Student
Affairs, who will see that it gets considered by the
appropriate committee or authority. The Committee
on Student Affairs, which is composed of students,
teaching faculty and administrative faculty, is charged
with the responsibility to update matters that per-
tain to student welfare and is the committee ordinarily
used as a channel for all protests or challenges of
existing student regulations. Appeals from decisions
of the Committee on Student Affairs would be made
to the Faculty Senate or to the President as appro-
HOUSING POLICIES AND
A. RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS: All single freshman
and sophomore students (men and women)
are required to live on campus in University
Housing. All single undergraduate women
students should plan to live in University
Housing as long as space is available. Upon
written request to the Director of Housing,
exceptions to these requirements are made
for such students as those who commute, live
in Gainesville with their parents, or are mar-
ried. Undergraduate men and women other
than freshmen may live at their fraternity or
B. University contracts for all residence are for
the contract year of four quarters (Septem-
ber to August), if the student is enrolled.
When a student withdraws from the Univer-
sity he should cancel his present housing as-
signment or his future housing request with
his Residence Counselor.
C. After withdrawal from the University, or can-
cellation from housing, each resident must
vacate his assignment within 12 hours, return
all rented items to the appropriate linen
room, remove all personal property, and re-
turn the key to the Hall or Area Office.
D. To avoid misunderstandings or misinterpre-
tations of the housing contract and conditions
of room assignment, each resident should re-
view his housing contract and bulletin board
postings of housing procedures. For further
clarification of either contract provisions or
housing procedures, please contact a member
of the housing personnel staff.
A. Single, undergraduate women, and single
freshmen and sophomore men must have per-
mission in advance from the University Hous-
ing Office for off-campus residence for any
given period of school.
B. Students living Off-campus must report their
exact address at the time of registration and
notify the Registrar's Office of any change of
address within seven days after the change is
The following procedures are in effect in all
residence halls to safeguard students' health and wel-
fare as well as to protect University and personal
1. For the best sleeping and studying conditions,
reasonable quiet and consideration for other resi-
dents is necessary at all times.
2. The use of cooking devices, air-conditioners or
refrigerators is not possible in residence halls not
specifically designed for this equipment.
3. For safety reasons:
a. Firearms, ammunition, weapons, explosives,
dangerous chemicals and fireworks may not
be stored or used in the residence halls or
b. Combustible materials should not be ignited
at any time within the residence units.
c. Screens are not to be opened or removed
d. Residents are not permitted on window ledges
or on roofs.
4. Nails, staples or tape may be used only on pic-
ture moldings. Decals or other such items may
be attached to personal property only.
5. Athletic activities are confined to the designated
6. For reasons of health and sanitation, no animals
or pets are allowed within the residence halls.
7. The University is responsible for all locks and
keys; consequently, only staff members are au-
thorized to change or repair locks or to dupli-
cate keys. Also, residents may not add locks to
doors or other University equipment.
8. Members of the opposite sex may visit living
units only at designated times.
84 STUDENT HANDBOOK
9. Overnight guests are limited to one per room
and only on weekends. For directory service and
emergency contacts all guests must be registered
at each Area Office.
10. Commercial soliciting (in person or with adver-
tising circulars) is not permitted in the residence
TRAFFIC AND SAFETY
The following is a condensation of University
regulations governing the use of motor vehicles, of
which a complete copy may be obtained from the
Office of the Campus Police or the Office of the
Dean of Men.
I. AUTOMOBILES A. The following may maintain and/or operate
automobiles at the University of Florida and
in Alachua County:
1. Students classified as Graduate Students,
Seniors, or Juniors
2. Students who have reached their twenty-
3. Married students living with their families
4. Students who live a commuting distance
from campus as defined in the University
Regulations governing use of motor vehi-
B. Students with a disability which impairs lo-
comotion, after an examination by the Uni-
versity Physician and on his recommendation,
may receive auto privileges by applying to
the Committee on Traffic and Safety, 129
C. All automobiles maintained and/or operated
by students eligible under these regulations
must be registered with the University Cam-
pus Police Department and MUST display
a DECAL as specified by this department.
D. All students automobiles must be registered
prior to final registration for courses during
the official registration period at the beginning
of each term; if brought to the University
during the term, the automobile must be reg-
istered IMMEDIATELY. NO GRACE PER-
IOD WILL BE ALLOWED. Late registra-
tions shall be handled through the Office of
the Campus Police. This office is open 24
hours a day.
E. A student may register ONLY his automobile
or an automobile owned by his father, mo-
ther, or a court-appointed guardian.
F. A student desiring to register an automobile
must present a valid operator's license as well
as the title or registration, and must show
that he is eligible to register an automobile
by his University classification or by special
permission granted by the University Com-
mittee on Traffic and Safety.
All students are eligible to operate motorcycles,
motor scooters, and bicycles. These vehicles
must be registered with the Campus Police.
There is a $1.00 service charge for the registra-
tion of all vehicles.
Parking at the University is restricted and a map
of the campus designating areas is available at
the Campus Police Department and in the Office
of the Dean of Men. In addition, the main cam-
pus area is restricted to traffic during certain
periods of the day. Appropriate signs are posted
indicating parking and restricted areas and hours.
Students are responsible for compliance with the
University's traffic and parking regulations.
The following are social regulations which apply
to all activities and clubs:
Authorizations for planned social events by stu-
dent organizations must be made through the follow-
1. Organizations in the College of Law-author-
ization must be obtained through the Dean
of the College of Law.
2. Fraternities-authorization must be obtained
from the Adviser to Fraternities in the Office
of the Dean of Men.
3. Sororities-authorization must be obtained
from the Dean of Women.
4. All other organizations-authorization must
be obtained from the Assistant Director of
the Reitz Union who serves as Adviser to
Two chaperones are required for all planned,
mixed social events and these chaperones must per-
sonally sign the social authorization cards. In the case
of collegiate fraternities and sororities, chaperones
other than the housemother are not required for
casual, unplanned, informal activities, nor for closed
parties, which are limited to members of the fratern-
ity and specifically invited guests.
All social activities must be confined to Friday
and Saturday afternoons and evenings except teas,
suppers, and similar functions.
Closing hours for all social affairs are 1:00 a.m.
on Friday night and 1:30 a.m. on Saturday night.
Midweek teas, suppers and similar socials must be
held between 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Exceptions to these closing hours are as follows:
Homecoming; Military Ball; Fall, Winter, Spring, and
Summer Frolics. The closing hour for these functions
is 1:30 a.m.
Out-of-town, one day picnics and the like may
be approved within a radius of approximately 50
miles of Gainesville. Requests for authorization of
such events should be submitted on the same cards
as for any other planned social affair. Overnight off-
campus trips for mixed groups will not be authorized.
Organizations expecting to go off campus on one
day trips which include women students should clear
with the offices noted above at least one week before
the scheduled trip is to take place.
Association of Women Students regulations are
initiated, discussed, and passed by the A.W.S. Execu-
The initiation of regulations or regulation changes
may come from residence hall groups, sorority chap-
ters, Women's Interhall Council, or by individual
members of the Association of Women Students.
After a regulation has been passed by the A.W.S.
Executive Council, it is forwarded to the Office of the
Dean of Women for endorsement. Major regulation
changes are also referred to the Committee on Student
Affairs for ratification.
A.W.S. regulations will be found in the booklet
published for this purpose by the Association of
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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Information relating to degrees and graduation,
averages, maximum loads, grades, comprehensive ex-
aminations, probation, suspension, withdrawals, class-
ification of students, etc., is set forth in the Student
Academic Regulations section of the University of
Florida Undergraduate Catalog. This catalog may be
obtained in the Office of the Registrar, Room 33
To hold any elected or appointed office in stu-
dent self-government or in any extracurricular activ-
ity, a student must be free of disciplinary, scholar-
ship, academic, or admissions probation. He also must
be classified as a full-time student enrolled in a
minimum of 12 hours. If the activity involved has
higher requirements for membership, a designated
official of the activity is responsible for enforcing these
Included in this classification are all athletic
teams representing the University of Florida in regu-
larly scheduled contests and practices, debates and
forensic groups participating in contests or meets,
dramatic and musical groups participating in and
presenting productions on or off campus, and repre-
sentatives of the student body and chartered organi-
In the case of athletics, the scholarship require-
ments for participation shall be the same as those
set forth in the Eligibility Rules of the Southeastern
In exceptional circumstances, a student, not eli-
gible to hold an elected or appointed office, may
obtain information on seeking a waiver by contacting
the Dean of Men or the Dean of Women.
ON STUDENT CONDUCT*
Students of the University of Florida like all
members of the University community have an obli-
gation to contribute positively to making the Uni-
versity an effective place in which to learn and to
live. As citizens, students enjoy the same freedom
of speech, peaceful assembly, and right of petition
that other citizens enjoy, and, in turn, they are re-
sponsible for conducting themselves in accordance
with the requirements of law. As members of the
academic community, they are subject to the obliga-
tions which accompany this membership and are re-
sponsible for compliance with University regulations.
Basic procedural fairness, including the right
against self-incrimination, shall prevail at all stages
in the administration of discipline. In particular, no
penalty as serious as expulsion, suspension, conduct
probation, or entry of an adverse notation on any
permanent record shall be imposed unless the stu-
dent has been notified in writing of the charges
against him and has had an opportunity:
A. to appear alone or with any other person to
advise and assist him before an appropriate
committee, court, or official;
b. to know the nature and source of the evi-
dence against him and to present evidence in
his own behalf; and
c. to have the results and findings of the hearing
open for inspection by the student.
The provisions of these regulations shall be pub-
lished in a form or forms which make them available
to all students, and shall be applicable only upon
Under the authority of the Board of Regents
(Florida Statutes Section 240.001, 240.042) the Uni-
versity is delegated responsibility for establishing and
enforcing regulations governing student life (Board of
Regents' Policy Manual Section 7.2, 7.3).
OApproved by the University Senate on September 28, 1967.
The delegated authority of the University to
impose penalties will be asserted only when the Code
of Conduct as described in Section D. of these regu-
lations is violated.
Activities of students may upon occasion result
in violation of law. In such cases, the Dean of Men
and Dean of Women are prepared to inform students
of sources of legal counsel and may offer other assis-
tance. Students who violate the law may incur pen-
alties prescribed by civil authorities, but institutional
authority will not be used in these cases merely to
duplicate the function of general laws, but only to
protect the health, safety, and academic reputation of
the University community.
The student who incidentally violates institution-
al regulations, such as those relating to class atten-
dance, in the course of his off-campus activity shall
be subject to no greater penalty than would normally
C. PENALTIES 1. Penalties which may be imposed shall in-
a. expulsion from the University;
b. suspension from the University for a defi-
nite period of time;
c. conduct probation for a definite period
d. severe reprimand.
2. The penalties of expulsion or suspension shall
be imposed only after determination by the
Honor Court or by the Committee on Student
Conduct of guilt of misconduct as delineated
in Section D.
3. The parents of any student under 21 years of
age who is placed on conduct probation, sus-
pended, or expelled shall be so notified.
D. CODE OF 1. In order to protect the health, safety or aca-
CONDUCT demic reputation of the University commun-
ity a student may be referred to the Com-
mittee on Student Conduct or to the Honor