Student Rights, Responsibilities,
(INCLUDING ADDITIONS AND REVISIONS)
/ /i THE UNIVERSITY RECORD
S. UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Statement of Mailing Privilege
JME LXVIII SERIES 1 NUMBER 8 AUGUST 1, 1973
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 Publications, Gainesville, Florida.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA 32601
This public document was promulgated at an annual cost of $1045.54or
$.104 per copy to advise all students of their rights, responsibilities, and
regulations while attending the University.
STUDENT RIGHTS. RESPONSIBILITIES. REGULATIONS
How to Use this Addendum:
This addendum has been compiled to update the Student
Rights, Responsibilities, Regulations handbook, and Addendum
"A" (June 1, 1972).
A revised Table of Contents appears on the following page.
The original text and Addendum "A" Table of Contents SHOULD NOT
BE USED. Current information is cited by page number as it
appears either in the original text, in Addendum "A", or in
Addendum "B" in THIS Table of Contents.
The same rationale applies to the Indexes: The original
text index and that of Addendum "A" SHOULD NOT BE USED. The
revised index appearing in this Addendum "B" is correlated to
indicate the most current information and valid rules, regulations,
responsibilities, and policy as stated, applicable, and enforced
from BOTH the original text and Addendum "A", plus revisions,
additions, deletions, and/or corrections appearing in this edition,
The reader may find using this addendum to be a slight
inconvenience, however, we feel that accurate information
dissemination is essential in providing protection and assist-
ance to students, faculty, and staff at this University. The
small additional time spent in securing accurate information
will be much more productive and effective than time consumed
and problems created by efforts based on misinformation
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. University of Florida Equal Opportunity Policy
3. Student Government Charge for Excellence
4. Student Rights and Responsibilities
I. Privilege of Attendance
II. Student Rights
III. Student Responsibilities
IV. Honor System
V. Confidentiality of Records**
5. Student Conduct Code**
6. Housing Policies and Regulations
7. Drug Policy for the University of Florida
Amendmendments: Subsection (3) of Section 404.01, Florida
Subsection (1) of Section 404.02, Florida
8. Possession and Use of Firearms on the University Campus
9. Judicial Structure and Appeals Procedures
I. Honor Court
II. Student Traffic Court**
III. Residence Conduct Board
IV. Fraternities and Sororities Enforcement
V. Committee on Student Conduct
VI. Office for Student Conduct
VII. President of the University
10. Academic Regulations**
11. Administrative Regulations
12. Freedom of Assembly -- Demonstration Policy
13. Freedom of Expression -- Speaker Policy
14. Freedom of Expression -- Distribution of Printed Material
15. Organization Policies**
16. Public Functions and Lecture Policy -- Political Campaigns*
17. Social Regulations
18. Traffic, Parking and Registration of Vehicles
19. Fire Safety Policies
20. University Policy on the Use of Campus Facilities
21. Non-Credit Discussion Group Policy
22. Miscellaneous Changes
24. Problem Solving Help Sources
A. Student Body Constitution
B. Florida Board of Regents Policy
C. Federal and State Laws
D. New State Laws
*Reference to "Miscellaneous Changes" in Addendum A
**Reference to "Miscellaneous Changes" in Addendum B
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA EQUAL OPPORTUNITY POLICY
The University of Florida shall provide equal opportunities
without regard to race, color, creed, sex, age or national origin
in all phases of student activities including:
1. Recruitment, admissions, dismissals or suspensions;
2. Compensation, terms, conditions or privileges of employment;
3. Classification, grading or placement
4. Use of facilities.
Any student who believes that the University of Florida's
equal opportunity policies have been violated or is in the danger
of violation should file a complaint in writing giving complete
identification as to status, home address, and telephone number
to the Assistant Dean for Student Development responsible for
Minority Affairs, Office of the Vice President of Student Affairs.
The procedure for filing an equal employment complaint under
the University of Florida's Equal Opportunity Policy is as follows:
1. Academic Personnel -- Any current or former faculty member
may file his complaint in the Office of Academic Affairs
which will refer the complaint to either the Senate Committee
on Professional Relations and Standards or the Senate Commit-
tee on Academic Freedom and Tenure, as appropriate. The
recommendations of these committees will be forwarded to
the President through the Vice President of Academic Affairs.
2. Staff Employees Any.current or former staff employee who
believes he has been discriminated against may appeal through
the normal grievance procedure which is outlined in the
Handbook on Business Procedures, Chapter VII, Page 7700-2.
3. Applicants for Staff or Faculty positions Any applicant
who believes he has been discriminated against may submit
in waiting his complaint and the basis for it to the
Coordinator of an Affirmative Action Compliance Program.
All complaints must be signed by the complainant.
4. Student employees Any student employee who believes that
he has been discriminated against may submit in writing
his complaint and the basis for it to the Assistant Dean for
Student Development responsible for Minority Affairs. All
complaints must be signed by the complainant.
The policies implement the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Executive
Orders 11246, 10925 and 11114; Board of Regents Policy 12.0 Equal
Rights (2-77 BOR Operating Manual).
Furthermore, in compliance with the "Affirmative Action Plan for
Equal Employment Opportunity," revised May 1, 1973, the following
policy is specifically applicable to student equal opportunity.
Equal Opportunity Policies for Students
The University of Florida shall provide equal opportunities without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, in all
phases of student activities, including: (a) recruitment, admissions,
dismissals, or suspensions; (b) compensation, terms, conditions, or
privileges of employment; (c) classification, grading, or placement;
and (d) use of facilities.
1. Student Employment
Students shall be employed by the University without regard to
race, religion, color, sex, or national origin. The responsibility
for placement of all student assistants is vested in the Office
of Student Financial Affairs.
2. Recruitment and Admissions
Selection of University students shall be on the basis of recog-
nized tests and standards as prescribed by the Florida Board of
Regents, and in no case shall race, color, religion, sex, or
national origin be used in selection so as to exclude applicants
from minority groups and/or women.
The Division of Housing shall assign or recommend housing without
discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, or national
origin. Any agent or individual who offers housing to the Univer-
sity of Florida students on a basis which violates this policy
shall be barred from listing housing with the University for
either staff or students. Attempts shall be made to staff
residence halls at all levels with minority group representation.
Housing regulations shall contain no specific references to rules
governing women only. Women students living in residence halls
shall be provided the same freedom of entry and exit to and from
the residence halls at all times as provided male students, except
as may be required for security of the female residents.
4. Financial Aid, Career Planning and Placement
a. Financial Aid
Student employment and other forms of student financial assist-
ance shall be based on student and University needs. Student
financial aid shall be administered strictly on a nondiscrim-
b. Career Planning and Placement
Employment agencies who exclude minority group applicants
or unfairly deny women eligibility consideration shall be
refused services of the University of Florida Career Planning
and Placement Center and shall not be sent credentials of
students or allowed recruiting privileges on campus. It is
the policy of the Career Planning and Placement Center of
the University to require that every employer using place-
ment services be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
5. Student Discrimination by Sex
There shall be no discrimination on the basis of sex in the area
of rules, regulations, guidelines, or policies in relation to
student disciplinary actions, housing procedures, and access to
social activities. However, this does not prohibit sororities
and fraternities being organized with either all female or all
Sexual discrimination shall not be made in advising students as
to vocational interests and/or academic interests.
All students shall be afforded the same opportunity to apply for
and receive financial aid regardless of the sex of the applicant.
All students shall be provided exposure to professionals of both
sexes within the Division of Student Affairs for counseling and
6. Grievance Procedures
Any student who believes that the University of Florida's Equal
Opportunity policies for students have been violated or are in
danger of violation may file a complaint in writing to the Assist-
ant Dean for Student Development responsible for Minority Affairs,
Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Vice
President for Student Affairs shall have the responsibility
for investigating all grievance complaints and resolving the
complaint in such a way that any discriminatory practices are
A CHARGE FOR EXCELLENCE
In recent years the role and importance of higher education has
been recognized as a necessary element of the orderly growth of the state
and the nation. The members of university communities have traditionally
recognized their individual responsibilities in the development of a
mature and sophisticated society.
Recognizing that the University of Florida is a center for academic,
mental, and cultural development of great importance to the state and
nation, it is imperative that each member of the University Community
understand his role in the fulfillment of the responsibilities of the
University to the society of which it is a part.
Although the primary goal of any university community is to foster
an atmosphere of academic excellence, the Student Body of the University
of Florida has come to expect from all members of the University community
a standard of excellence in areas other than, but correlative to, academic
development, civic responsibility, and interpersonal relationships are
adhered to by each of its citizens.
To this end the Student Body of the University of Florida charges
each and every member of the University Community to:
A. Display the high level of maturity and good judgement
requisite to the maintenance of an orderly academic
B. Recognize the civic responsibilities incumbent upon
them in a society which looks to its university for
C. 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 individuality.
Adopted by a resolution of the Legislative Council of the University
of Florida Student Government on May 24, 1973.
POSSESSION AND USE OF FIREARMS ON THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
The possession of firearms on the University campus is prohibited
except when specifically authorized by this memorandum or by the Presi-
dent of the University.
The University "campus" is defined for purposes of this policy to
include those lands located in the City of Gainesville, Florida, occu-
pied by the University of Florida, and bounded generally by 13th Street
on the East, University Avenue on the North, 34th Street on the West,
and Archer Road on the South, including premises occupied by fraternities
and sororities, officially recognized by the University whether located
on the University campus itself or on the periphery.
The term "firearm" is defined for the purposes of this policy to
include pellet guns and similar weapons.
Campus residents are permitted to store firearms in an area desig-
nated by the University Police at the University Police Station only.
An area for the maintenance and cleaning of these firearms will be
provided at this designated facility. When removed from the storage
facility for use, the weapon must immediately be taken east on Museum
Road until past the campus perimeter. Return shall be along the same
route. An authorization form must be acquired from the University
Police for possession of the firearm while traveling between the
storage facility and the campus perimeter. Possession of a firearm
anywhere else on campus is prohibited.
Those presently authorized to possess guns on the campus are
members of governmental agencies authorized by law to possess guns,
the University Police, members of University Rifle Teams, and the
staff of the Florida Museum when the guns are part of the museum
collection and are for the exhibit purposes or used in specimen col-
lection. ROTC cadets may drill with unloaded rifles which have the
firing pin removed when under the supervision of ROTC cadre personnel
on the firing range or in the ROTC Armory.
Any student or employee, including faculty, administration, or
staff members, shall be immediately suspended for violation of this
policy. When made necessary by University rules and regulations such
a suspension shall be interim in nature until a proper hearing can be
held by the appropriate hearing body to determine the facts and circum-
stances of the violation.
This policy has been formulated by a committee of students and
faculty which studied the removal and control of guns on campus. Its
intent has been endorsed by the University Senate with the objective
of maintaining this campus as a safe community, free of violence for
all of its inhabitants and those who visit within its borders.
Should it be necessary or desirable for the use of firearms in any
of the academic programs of the University, then permission for such
use must be applied for and granted by the Vice President of Academic
TRAFFIC, PARKING AND REGISTRATION OF VEHICLES
A. Any student of the University of Florida is eligible to
register an automobile for use as authorized on campus and to operate
a registered automobile on the University of Florida campus. Before
a vehicle may be registered the person in whose name it is being
registered must present a current title or motor vehicle registration
certificate, issued to himself, his guardian, or some person in his
B. Any student having a physical disability sufficiently impair-
ing locomotion, and who is not otherwise eligible, will become eligible
upon submission of a medical authorization issued by the University of
Florida Health Service. Medical authorizations will be either permanent
or temporary depending upon the nature of the disability. Temporary
disability registrations will be valid only for a stated duration. If
the disability is severe enough in the determination of the chief medical
officer, a physically disabled student will be eligible for a Restricted
Area Permit during the period of disability without paying an additional
C. Any student having a valid operator's license and who is not
otherwise under University suspension may operate a registered automo-
bile on the campus during the unrestricted hours. Restricted hours
are from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Visitor's permits
do not constitute registration for the purpose of this paragraph.
D. An appropriate student registration decal will be issued to any
eligible student upon payment of a $10.00 registration fee authorizing
parking at all times (except as noted) in designated areas only and the
use of the shuttle bus system.
1. An eligible student living off-campus and beyond the border
zone will be issued a perimeter decal authorizing parking in perimeter
2. An eligible student living in a dormitory or in a fraternity
house or on Fraternity Row or in married students' village will be issued
a decal authorizing parking in a designated housing area only.
3. A full-time professional resident staff member living in a
dormitory will be issued a decal for which he is eligible and will be
assigned a reserved parking space at that residence.
"Confidentiality of Records", page 5, Section V; note change of wording:
B.1. "Action authorized by the Vice President for Student Affairs
resulting in loss of good standing (expulsion, suspension,
probation) will be transmitted to the Registrar by the Office
for Student Conduct, with copy to the student involved ...."
B.2. ".......The responsibility rests with the student who has
satisfactorily completed the terms of his disciplinary
punishment to initiate, through the Office for Student
Conduct, the clearance of his records"
"The Student Traffic Court", Page A-6, Section II, Subsection B.4,
changed to read as follows:
4. "Submit a writtenappeal in lieu of attending Court. Note:
with four (4) or more offenses, Court Attendance is mandatory."
"Academic Regulations: Source Documents", Page A-7, Section I, subsection
Delete "comprehensive examinations" from this paragraph.
"Soliciting", Page 35, Section X, subsection A; addition to the paragraph
to read as follows:
"No student organization.......from which the proceeds go entirely
to charity or some philanthropy. Exceptions to this rule are the
Interfraternity Fall, Winter, and Spring Frolics, as well as the
"Violation of Conduct Code", Section V, sub paragraph 4, page 7, to read
4. Actions or statements which by design or consequence amount
to intimidation or hazing, defined as follows;
"any action taken or situation created intentionally,
whether on or off University premises, to produce mental
or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or
ridicule. Such activities and situations include paddling
in any form, creation of excessive fatigue, physical and
psychological shocks, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road
trips or any other such activities carried on outside the
confines of the campus, wearing publicly apparel which is
conspicuous and not normally in good taste, engaging in public
stunts and buffoonery, morally degrading or humiliating games
and activities, late work sessions which interfere with scholas-
tic activities, and any other activities which are not
consistent with the regulations and policies of the educational
FLORIDA STATUTE 283.27: Public Documents, statement of cost and
(1) Every department or agency of the state which promulgates
public documents as defined in subsection (1) of section 257.05,
Florida Statutes, shall cause the following statement with cost data
and purpose inserted to be printed on the publication adjacent to the
identification of the agency responsible for publication:
"This public document was promulgated at an annual cost of
($_ _), or ($ ) per copy to (statement of purpose)."
This statement shall be printed in the same size type as the body copy of
the document and shall be set in a box composed of a one point rule.
(2) For the purposes of this section, the following three factors
shall be utilized in computing cost data:
(a) Preparation. Expenditure for materials, salaries, and
operating expenses of personnel involved in preparing the public
document for publication,
() Printing. Expenditure for reproduction, whether on bid
(c) Circulation. Expenditure for postage and salary of agency
or department personnel involved in distribution of the public
FLORIDA STATUTE 404.01: Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 404.01,
Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
404.01 Definitions -- For the purposes of this chapter:
(3) The words "hallucinogenic drug" mean "cannabis" as defined
in subsection (12), "lysergic acid" and "lysergic acid amide", "LSD"
(lysergic acid diethylamide), "DMT" (dimethyltryptamine), "peyote",
"mescaline", "psilocyn", "psilocybin", including their salts and
derivates, or any compounds, mixtures and every substance neither
chemically nor physically distinguishable from them, and any and all
derivatives of same and any other drug to which the drug abuse laws
of the United States apply, and rivea corymbosa (ololiugui) when used
as a hallucinogen.
FLORIDA STATUTE 404.02: Section 2. Subsection (1) of Section 404.02,
Florida Statutes is amended to read:
404.02 Prohibited acts. -- The following shall be unlawful:
(1) The delivering or causing to be delivered of any barbiturate
or central nervous system stimulant, hallucinogenic drug or other
drug controlled by this chapter, except as provided in section 404.04
(a) such barbiturate or central nervous system stimulant
is delivered by a pharmacist in good faith, upon a prescription,
or an authorized refill thereof, as hereinafter provided, and
there is affixed to the original container in which such drug
is delivered a label bearing:
1. The name and address of the establishment from which
such drug was delivered;
2. The date on which the prescription for such drug was
3. The number of such prescription as filled in the prescription
files of the pharmacist who filled such prescription;
4. The name of the pharmacist and his license number;
5. The name of the practitioner who prescribed such drug;
6. The name of the patient, and if such drug was prescribed
for an animal, a statement showing the species of the animal;
7. The directions for the use of the drug as contained in
the prescription; or
(b) Such barbiturate or central nervous system stimulant
is delivered or administered by a practitioner in good faith
and in the course of professional practice only, and the
original container in which such drug is delivered bears
a label on which appears the date of delivery, the directions
for use of such drug, the name of such practitioner, the name
of the patient, and if such drug is prescribed for an animal
a statement showing the species of the animal.
(c) A person to whom or for whose use the drug controlled under
the authority of this chapter has been prescribed, sold, or
dispensed by a physician, dentist, apothecary and the owner
of any animal for which any such drug has been prescribed,
or dispensed by a veterinarian, possesses it only in the con-
tainer in which it was delivered to him by the person selling
or dispensing same.
CONSTITUTION FOR THE STUDENT BODY
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA *
We, the members of the Student Body of the University of Florida, desiring
Provide a form of government for the supervision of student activities;
Provide a forum for the expression of student views and interests;
Maintain academic freedom, academic responsibility, and student rights;
Improve student cultural, social, and physical welfare;
Develop better educational standards, facilities, and teaching methods;
Help promote national and international understanding and fellowship at
the student level, and
Foster the recognition of the rights and responsibilities of students
to the school, the community and humanity;
do hereby establish this Constitution.
Section 1. Every full-time student, so defined by the regulations of this
University, shall be a member of the Student Body and shall have an equal
voice and vote therein with his fellow students. Every student shall be
subject to this Constitution, its By-Laws and the laws of the Student Body.
Section 2. The governing organization of the Student Body of the University
of Florida shall be known as the Student Government of the University of
Florida. Student Government shall be recognized as the representative of the
Student Body and as such its actions, not limited herein, supercede those
of all student organizations.
Section 3. This Student Government shall be divided into three branches:
the executive, the legislative, and the judicial.
Section 1. All legislative powers of the Student Body shall be vested
in the Student Senate.
Section 2. Composition. The Student Senate shall be composed of:
A. Forty (40) members elected in the Fall Election from on-campus
living areas and from off-campus as apportioned by law. Apportionment shall
be on the basis of population, as nearly equal as practicable, and shall
provide that each on-campus living area with a minimum of three hundred (300)
students elect at least one (1) representative, provided Diamond-Schuct,
Corry and Flavet III villages and any other future village shall have one
seat. Transferring from a living area, except when such transfer shall have
been made unavoidable by the temporary closing thereof, shall constitute
de facto resignation from any seat filled by election from that living area
with the successor to be chosen as provided by the Student Senate.
B. Forty (40) members elected from the Colleges and Schools of the
University in Spring Elections as apportioned by law. Such apportionment
shall be on the basis of enrollment and shall provide that each college
or school shall elect at least one representative. The freshman and sophomore
classes shall each be considered a college within the meaning of this
section. Transferring from a college with the exception of the freshman
and sophomore classes, shall constitute a de facto resignation from a seat
elected by the college with the successor to be chosen as provided by the
* Updated through March 1973.
C. The Student Senate of the Summer Session, as defined by the Student
Senate, shall be composed of the following:
1. Those duly elected members of the Student Senate attending
the Summer Session, and
2. The replacements, nominated by those duly elected members
who will not be attending Summer Session, provided such replacements
are nominated and approved by a majority of the Student Senate before
the Summer Session begins. These replacements shall serve for the
Summer Session only.
3. Those elected by a majority of the Student Senate to
Living-area or College vacancies not filled by the above procedures.
These replacements shall serve for the Summer Session only.
Section 3. Powers. The Student Senate shall have the power to:
A. Determine its rules and procedures, compel the attendance of
its members, censure or expel a member by a two-thirds vote of its mem-
bership upon prior written notice to him, elect its officers except
those designated herein and fix the time and place of its meetings
provided that there be regular meetings with fixed time and place at
least once every two (2) weeks;
B. Provide for the elections of the Student Body, canvass all
Student Body elections within 14 days and be the sole judge of the
validity thereof and the qualifications of the officers elected therein;
C. Decide all tie elections at its first meeting following canvassing;
D. Enter into contracts and agreements in behalf of the Student Body-
provided such documents be Laws of the Student Body;
E. The Student Senate shall have power to charter such subsidiary
organizations as it may deem necessary to the proper functioning of
the government or the general well-being of the Student Body, such
charters to be considered Bills of Law and enacted accordingly;
F. The Student Senate shall have power to initiate, grant, amend
and revoke amendments to charters through the same process as amending
any other Bill of Law and under regulations of the Rules of Procedure
of the Student Senate, Student Body Laws and Student Body Constitution,
and no amendment to a charter shall be valid unless it has been approved
by the Student Senate under said procedures;
G. Approve appointments and recommendations of the President of
the Student Body to student government administrative positions, Presidential
or University committees and office in subsidiary organizations;
H. Provide for the control and disbursement of Student Body funds;
I. Provide for the succession of those offices of the Student Body
not otherwise herein;
J. Require reports from any officer of the Student Body and any
chartered or subsidiary organization;
K. Impeach any officer of the Student Body at a meeting of the
Student Senate by three-fourths vote of the total membership. In the
case that the Vice President of the Student Body is being impeached,
the President of the Student Senate shall preside;
L. Approve affiliations between the University of Florida Student
Government and any other university, regional or national organization
by a two-thirds vote;
M. Enact all laws necessary and proper for the general well being
of the Student Body.
Section 4. Prohibitions. The Student Senate shall not:
A. Enact any law abridging any of its powers delegated by the
B. Appropriate funds for a period of over one year;
C. Increase the grant-in-aid of any officer of the Student Body
effective to the incumbent at the time of increase;
D. Infringe the secrecy of the ballot in general Student Body
E. Deny floor privileges in the Student Senate to elected general
officers of the Student Body, heads of executive departments, deans of
colleges or schools of the University administrative officers; and,
F. Meet in executive session.
Section 5. Procedures.
A. No Bill shall become law unless it shall be introduced by a
member of the Student Senate, read and passed by majority vote at two
meetings of the Student Senate, and submitted to the Independent Florida
Alligator in the interim.
B. No Bill shall become law without the signature of the President
of the Student Body provided that withholding of his signature shall
constitute a veto and that the President of the Student Body must notify
the President of the Senate within ten (10) days after Senate passage,
giving reasons for his veto.
C. The President of the University may veto a proposed Bill of
Law. The President of the Student Body shall notify the President
of the Senate within ten (10) days after the President of the University
exercises such veto.
D. The Treasurer of the Student Body shall have veto equal to
that of the President of the Student Body in all matters concerning
Budget Approval and revisions to said Budget. The Treasurer of the
Student Body shall have exclusive veto in matters concerning appropria-
tions from Special Request Funds. The Treasurer must notify the President
of the Student Senate of his veto within ten (10) days after Senate
passage, giving reasons for his veto.
E. Any Bill which the President of the Student Body and the
Treasurer of the Student Body both shall choose to veto, shall be
considered as having been vetoed once.
F. If a Bill of Law has not been vetoed within ten (10) days
following its passage, it shall automatically take effect.
G. A vetoed Bill may be enacted notwithstanding the veto of the
President or Treasurer of the Student Body if it is read a third time
in full and passed by a two-thirds vote of the members of the Student
Senate present and voting at a regular meeting.
H. The quorum for the conduct of business shall be forty (40)
I. All legislation of the Student Senate shall be categorized as
1. Bills of Law: Laws, the Budget and Organizations Charters,
which are subject to veto as provided for above.
2. Authorizations: Advising, ordering, or prescribing the
method for and officer to fulfill some duty provided for in this
Constitution, appropriations from Special Request Funds and such
appropriations shall be the only Authorizations subject to veto,
as provided for above.
3. Resolutions. Expression of the sentiments of the Student
Senate and not subject to veto.
Section 1. All executive powers of the Student Body shall be vested
in a President of the Student Body, assisted by a Vice-President and
Section 2. Election of Executive Officers. The President, Vice-Presi-
dent and Treasurer of the Student Body shall be chosen in the Spring
Election by a majority vote of the Student Body voting in the election
and shall serve for one year. The President and Vice-President shall be
elected on a joint ticket. The President, Vice-President, and Treasurer
shall be required to enroll as students for all terms of said year.
Enrollment shall be defined as completing registration for classes and
paying of required enrollment fees. In the event that no candidate
receives a majority there will be a run-off according to the elections
Section 3. Vacancies. If the office of President becomes vacant, such
vacancy shall be filled by a succession of the Vice-President to that office
and afterward succession shall be as provided by law.
Section 4. Powers and Duties of the President.
A. The President shall be the chief executive of the Student Body;
B. Take care that all provisions of this Constitution, its By-Laws
and the laws of the Student Body are faithfully executed;
C. Present to the Student Senate each University term a State of
the Campus Message;
D. Appoint all committees or commissions not provided for in this
Constitution which he may deem necessary;
E. Call Special Meetings of the Student Senate;
F. Require the written interpretation of the Honor Court of any
provision of the Constitution, its By-Laws, or of any Charter, law of
the Student Body, or Student Senate Act;
G. Appoint staff assistants or aides not provided in this Constitu-
tion, its By-Laws or laws of the Student Body;
H. Any other power or duty provided for in this Constitution.
Section 5. Executive Cabinet. The President shall appoint, with
concurrence of a majority of the Student Senate's members, the officers
of the Executive Cabinet who shall be responsible to him for the
execution of their duties and subject to removal from office by him.
The officers of the Executive Cabinet shall be established by law.
Section 6. Powers and Duties of the Vice-President. The Vice-Presi-
dent shall exercise the powers and duties of the President in his ab-
sence, and assist the President in the conduct of government. The
Vice-President shall have the power to appoint staff aides and shall
have any other Vice-Presidential powers or duties provided in this
Section 7. Powers and Duties of the Treasurer. The Treasurer shall
keep complete and accurate accounts of all student body funds on deposit
with the Cashier of the University; sign all requisitions on said funds
on order of the Student Senate, and assist the President in the conduct
of the government. The Treasurer shall have the power to appoint
staff aides and any other Treasurer's powers or duties provided in
Section 1. Judicial Powers. All Judicial power of the Student Body
shall be vested in the Honor Court and such other tribunals as are
established by law.
Section 2. "The Honor Code". Every student shall be bound by the
Honor Code and the laws of the Student Body enacted in accordance with
this Constitution. The "Honor Code" shall prohibit academic dishonesty
and offenses against the Student Body which are stealing, passing bad
checks, and such other offenses as may be defined by the Student Senate
and by law.
Section 3. Officers and Members.
A. The Honor Court shall be composed of a Chancellor, a Clerk, one
Justice from each college, including one Justice from the School of
Forestry, and two Justices each from the Freshman and Sophomore Classes,
an Attorney General, Chief Defense Counsel, and Bailiff and such
lesser officers as are necessary.
B. The Chancellor shall be elected by a majority of those voting
in the Spring general election. At the time of election, the Chancellor
shall be a full-time law student having completed or presently be taking
the Law School course in evidence and shall be a member in good standing
of the Honor Court Bar Association. The Chancellor shall sit as judge
in all Honor Court Proceedings and perform all duties incumbent upon
such office; in his absence the Vice-Chancellor shall sit as Chancellor.
In the even no candidate receives a majority there shall be a run-off
according to the election laws.
C. The Justices shall be elected from the College or School in
which they are enrolled by a plurality of those voting in the Spring
general elections. At the time of election, each Justice must be
a full-time student enrolled in the College or School from which he
D. The Clerk of the Honor Court shall be appointed by the Chancellor
following the Spring general election. The Clerk shall be a full-time
undergraduate student. The Clerk shall be the Chief Administrative Officer
of the Court and he shall assist the Chancellor in the performance of his
E. In addition, the Chancellor shall appoint an Attorney General,
a Chief Defense Counsel, and a Bailiff; the Attorney General and Chief
Defense Counsel shall have the same qualifications as the Chancellor;
the Bailiff shall be a full-time student.
There shall be a Board of Masters composed of;
1. The Chancellor of the Honor Court, who shall be the pre-
2. The Vice-Chancellor of the Honor Court, to be appointed
jointly by the President of the Student Body and the Chancellor of the
Honor Court with the approval of two-thirds of the members of the Student
Senate present and voting at a regular meeting. The Vice-Chancellor must
have completed, or be presently taking the course in evidence.
3. Three (3) members appointed jointly by the President of
the Student Body and the Chancellor of the Honor Court with the approval
by two-thirds of the members of the Student Senate present and voting at
a regular meeting. They shall have completed the Freshman year of Law
School and shall serve for as long as they are members of the Student
Section 4. Vacancy in Office.
A. A vacancy shall exist when any officer of the Court ceases to
be a full-time student or when he resigns, is impeached, removed, or
otherwise disqualified from holding office in Student Government;
B. If a vacancy occurs in the Office of the Chancellor, the Presi-
dent of the Student Body, with majority consent of the Justices, shall
appoint a successor who at the time of his appointment shall be a full-
time law student having completed the course in evidence, and shall be a
member in good standing of the Honor Court Bar Association.
C. If a vacancy occurs in the office of the Justice, the Chancellor
with majority consent of the Justices, shall appoint a successor who, at
the.time of his appointment, is a full-time student enrolled in the College
or School of his predecessor.
D. Officers appointed under this section shall serve until their
elected or appointed successor takes office.
Section 5. Jurisdiction of the Honor Court.
A. The Honor Court shall have original jurisdiction over violations
of the Honor Code and "Offenses Against the Student Body," as defined
in Article IV, Section 2.
B. Board of Masters, shall upon written request of the President
of the Student Body or upon written petition of twenty (20) members
of the Student Body, interpret any part of this Constitution or any
laws or charter enacted or granted by the Student Senate.
C. The Board of Masters, shall, upon written request of any student
and for good cause shown, order any officer of the Student Government or
of any subsidiary organization, to perform any lawful act or refrain or
desist from any action unlawful and such order shall be published in the
Independent Florida Alligator for four (4) consecutive publication days
within the week following the rendition of the order.
D. The Honor Court shall maintain a permanent file of official
election results for every General Student Body Election.
E. The Honor Court shall have power to punish for contempt of
Section 6. Procedures.
A. The Honor Court by majority vote of the Justices shall make
and publish its rules of procedure.
B. The accused shall have the right to a speedy and public trial
in accordance with the Courts Rules of Procedure in all cases presented
by the Attorney General. In all cases where a right to trial by jury
is not expressly waived, the accused shall not be found guilty, unless
by unanimous vote of six (6) jurors.
C. In all cases where the accused cannot or will not appear
for trial within a reasonable time, the Honor Court shall have the
power to enter a plea of not guilty and conduct a trial by jury in
absentia, provided however, that the accused shall'be represented by
counsel and shall have been afforded reasonable notice of the circumstances
of the offense and date of the trial.
D. The Chancellor in conjunction with two justices shall determine
the penalty imposed upon every student adjudged guilty of violation of
the "Honor Code", or of an'bffense against the Student Body."
E. All final judgements of the Honor Court may be appealed to
the Student Appeals Court, which shall consist of the three appointed
members of the Board of Masters, in accordance with the Honor Court
Rules of Procedure.
F. No action shall be brought unless an information is filed within
sixty (60) school days from the date of the violation or offense.
G. All information concerning the identity of the accused shall be
held in confidence and shall be disclosed only to the extent necessary
for the performance of the official functions of the Honor Court as herein
described. The Honor Court shall have subpeona power over the person
and effects of any student.
H. Where a student is found not guilty of the charge or charges
brought against him, all records of such charge or charges shall be
destroyed. Where a student is found guilty of the charge or charges
brought against him, all records of such offense shall be kept by the
Honor Court and a notice of such Honor Code violations shall be placed
in the student's permanent record file.
I. The Honor Court shall be empowered to secure such information
from the Dean for Student Development, Registrar or other University
personnel as shall be necessary in effectuating the purpose of the
Honor Court. Such information shall be held in confidence.
Section 7. Penalties.
A. A student adjudged guilty of an "Honor Code" violation or
an "Offense Against the Student Body" may be awarded any or all of the
1. A severe reprimand;
2. Penalty hours, not to exceed twenty (20); such penalty
hours shall be in addition to the number of hours otherwise required
for graduation. Hours earned prior to the end of the term in which
the penalty is imposed will not satisfy the penalty requirement;
3. Suspension from the University for a period of time
designated by the Honor Court;
4. Expulsion from the University; and
5. Honor Court Probation.
B. Penalties for contempt shall not exceed nine (9) hours for each
Section 1. There shall be a Traffic Court whose jurisdiction, duties
and procedures shall be as provided for by law.
Section 2. Presiding Officer. There shall be a Chief Justice of Traffic
Court who shall be the presiding judge in all Traffic Court proceedings
and shall perform all duties incumbent upon such office as provided by law.
The Chief Justice of the Traffic Court shall be elected by a majority
vote of the Student Body voting in the Spring general election. In the
event that no candidate receives a majority there shall be a runoff
according to the election laws.
Section 3. Members. The members of the Traffic Court shall be as
provided for by law.
(Article VI pending deletion from the Constitution by action of the
Student Senate, effective May 29, 1973).
Section 1. Qualifications for Voting. Only members of the Student
Body, as defined in Article 1, shall be entitled to vote in student
Section 2. Two general elections will be held each year: Fall elections
shall be held on the fourth Wednesday after Fall term classes commence.
Spring elections shall be held on the third Wednesday after classes
commence for the first term beginning after March each year. In cases
of conflict of the above with school holidays, the Student Senate shall
designate, by a two-thirds vote of its members present at a regular meeting,
another date. In the event that the University Academic Terms shall
be changed from the quarter system, the Student Senate shall provide
for election dates by a two-thirds vote of its members present and voting
at a regular meeting.
Section 3. Time of Assuming Office. The elective officers of the
Student Body assume the duties of their offices ten (10) days after
canvassing of elections by the Student Senate.
Section 4. Qualifications for Office. To be eligible for an office of
the Student Government a student must be eligible to vote and have
a 2.0 or better average for his total period as a member of the Student
Body. Candidates for the offices of President, Vice-President, and
Treasurer shall have enrolled and completed at least three (3) quarters
at the University of Florida.
Section 1. The Student Senate may establish By-Laws to this Constitution
provided that such by-laws shall not conflict with the provisions herein,
and further provided that such by-laws shall be introduced by a member
of the Student Senate, read and passed by a two-thirds vote at two
meetings of the Senate, and submitted to the Independent Florida Alligator
in the interim.
Section 2. The President may veto a proposed by-law provided that he
notify the President of the Student Senate within ten (10) days after
passage, giving reasons for his veto.
Section 3. The Treasurer may veto a proposed by-law if the by-law
concerns financial affairs of the Student Body, provided that he notify
the President of the Student Senate within ten (10) days after passage,
giving reasons for his veto.
Section 4. The President of the University may veto a proposed by-law.
The President of the Student Body shall notify the President of the Senate
within ten (10) days after the President of the University exercises such
Section 5. Any proposed by-law which the President of the Student Body
and the Treasurer of the Student Body both shall choose to veto shall be
considered as having been vetoed once.
Section 6. If a proposed by-law has not been vetoed within ten (10)
days following its passage, it shall automatically take effect.
Section 7. A proposed by-law that has been vetoed by the Student Body
President and/or Treasurer may be enacted notwithstanding the veto of
the President or the Treasurer if it is read a third time in full and
passed by a three-fourths vote of the Student Senate at a regular meeting.
Section 1. Amendments to the Constitution. This Constitution may be
amended by a two-thirds vote of the Student Body voting thereon at a
special or general election, providing twenty-five percent of the
Student Body casts ballots at that election and providing the amendment
has been proposed by:
A. Two-thirds of the Student Senate present and voting
at two regular meetings of that body, or
B. Ten (10) percent of the Student Body by petition filed
with the Chancellor of the Honor Court not less than fourteen days
prior to the regular elections.
Section 2. Publication. The proposed amendment shall be published
in the Independent Florida Alligator not less than one nor more than
three weeks prior to the election at which it is considered.
Section 1. This Constitution shall be in full effect on February 14, 1968,
except that Part D., Section 3 of Article IV and Section 2 of Article V
shall be suspended until the day of the Spring general election of 1969
at which time it shall take full effect and that Section 3 of Artble
VII shall be suspended until August 1, 1968, at which time it shall be
in full effect.
Section 2. All laws established under the procedures of the Constitution
of the Student Body and not contrary to the provisions of this Constitution,
shall have full effect until they may be amended as provided herein.
STUDENT BODY BY-LAW NO. 1
President's Cabinet By-Law
I. It is recognized that the Student Body President is the head of
the executive branch of the Student Government and is the highest
individual representative and administrator of the Student Body.
II. It is also recognized that the numerous duties and responsibilities
of the Student Body in Student Government require the division
and delegation of these duties and responsibilities to several
executive departments known as the "Cabinet".
III. The Cabinet is directly responsible to the Student Body President
in whose name the Cabinet functions.
IV. In addition, the Cabinet is responsible to the Student Senate
which, in certain cases, relies upon the Cabinet for certain
administrative and communicative functions.
V. It is further recognized that it is desirable that the number
of Cabinet officers be kept to a minimum in order to concentrate
effective responsibility and administration, facilitate communi-
cation, and increase prestige and pride in one's work as an
encouragement toward maximum performance. It is highly undesirable
that these qualities be lost with an increase in the number of
Cabinet positions delegating little individual responsibility to
numerous persons and creating positions for mainly political pur-
VI. The Cabinet shall consist of one named representative from each
of the subject areas set forth in Article X herein; said
representative shall be responsible for all functions delegated
to that subject area. In addition, the subject area representative
shall be responsible for keeping the Student Body President, and,
when necessary, the Student Senate, advised of the activities and
operations of their respective subject areas. Each of the subject
area representatives shall be responsible for a quarterly written
report of the activities of his area. These reports shall be sub-
mitted to the President of the Student Body at the end of each
VII. One named representative from each subject area designated in
Article X herein shall be appointed by the President of the
Student Body with the approval of a majority vote of the Student
Senate present and voting at a regular meeting.
VIII. Any member of the Cabinet may be removed from office by the Student
Body President or by a 2/3 vote of the Student Senate.
IX. Subject area representatives may appoint whatever assistants or
committees as are necessary for the effective functioning of their
areas. Such assistants or committees are directly responsible to
their subject area representatives.
X. The Executive Branch shall bear responsibility for ensuring that
the interests and needs of the Student Body in the following
subject areas are effectively represented:
Graduate Student Affairs
Health and Insurance
Public Functions -- Entertainment
XI. No Additional subject areas may be designated without amending
XII. The Student Body President or other elected officers of the Student
Body may appoint administrative aides to assist outside the Cabinet.
XIII. The Student Body President is hereby authorized to establish what-
ever formal title, offices, departments, divisions of labor, chains
of command, or other necessary structural bureaucracy as he may,
in his discretion, deem appropriate for the efficient operation
of the Executive branch -- subject only to provisions of the Student
Body Constitution and By-Laws provided that no office or department
may be formally created as superior to the Cabinet.
XIV. Members of the Cabinet shall have speaker's privileges, excluding
debate, in the Student Senate as officers of the Student Body and
shall be recognized as official representatives of the Student Body
in relation to the functions of their respective subject areas.
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Academic Areas, Sound Control-A-24
Academic Freedom, Policy
Board of Regents-61
Academic Records, See Records
Academic Regulations-A-7, B-7
Activities, Eligibility for Extra-
Fees for Public Events-41
Agencies Entitled to Use University
Alleging Unfair Evaluation-21
Traffic Court-16,A-6, B-7
Approval of Major or Public
Athletics, Scholarship Require-
Board of Regents Policies
Academic Freedom and
Definition of Disruptive Action-61
Morals and Influence-61
Selection of Students-61,62
Student Freedom and Responsibility-63
Demonstrations Inside Prohibited-28
Suitable for Public Functions-39
Bulletin Board Policy-A-11
Student Body Constitution-B-10
Change of Address-A-4
Charge for Excellence-B-4
Civil Rights, See Equal Opportunity
Committee on Student Conduct-17
Complaints on Violations of Equal
Conduct Boards-Residence Halls-8, 16
Cooperation with Area
Office of Student Conduct-20
Authority of University-6
Conflict of Jurisdiction-9
Hall and Area Conduct Board
Studert Conduct Committee
Payment of Damages-10
Confidentiality of Records-5,B-7
Constitution of the Student Body
Executive Cabinet, By-Law
No. 1, B-14,B-20, 21
Powers and Duties-B-13
Officers and Members-B-14,15
Voting Qualifications, Elections,
Contempt of Court, Honor System-15
Control of Sound-A-24
Officially Recognized Campus
Authority to Suspend-27,7
Demonstrations Policy, cont.
Faculty, Staff, Students-26,27
Disruptive Devices, Use/Threats-66
Distribution of Printed Material-23,A-9
See Student Body Constitution-B-10
Eligibility for Extracurricular
Equal Opportunity Policy-B-1
Evaluation-Academic Appeals Alleging
Conduct Code Penalties-10
Fees and Admission Charges for Public
Distribution of Materials-23,A-9
Hearing Testimony Tape-18
Appeals of Decisions-15
Facilities Care Regulations-A-5
Laws Affecting Residences-A-5
Instructional Space, Use-39
Committee on Student Conduct-17-20
Coordinator of Student Conduct-20
President of University-A-6
Residence Conduct Boards-16
Traffic Court-A-6, B-7
Motorcycles and Motor Scooters
See Traffic Regulations-A-18,B-6
Equal Opportunity Policy-B-1
Obligations of Students
Adherance to University
See Housing Regulations-A-4
Student Conduct Code-8
See Social Regulations-A-16
Offenses, Conduct Code-7
Buildings and Properties-34
Control of Sound-38,A-24
Eligible to Use University
Reports and Financial Records-33
Revisions of Organizations-33
See Selling of Merchandise-
Outdoor Areas, Use of-37
Payment of Damages-10
Conduct Code Penalties-10
Payment of Fees-22
Penalties, Conduct Code-9
Honor Court Penalties-15
Other than Campus Elections-A-25
Possession and Use of Firearms
on University of Florida Campus
Postponement of Hearing-9
Public Events, Approval of-41
Public Functions Committee-40,42
Public Functions, cont.
Public Laws-See Statutes-65,67,B-8-9
Recognition of Organizations-32
Records, Confidentiality of-5, B-7
Regents, Board of
Policies, Appendix B, 61-63
Registration of Events-40
Registration of Vehicles-B-6
Reports and Financial Records of
Reports of Violations
Drug Use Policy-13
Residence Conduct Boards-16
Resolution, Legislative Council
UF Student Government-B-4
Responsibilities and Rights
Responsibility for Learning Course
Revisions of Organizations-33
Rights and Responsibilities-2,6-7
Role of Higher Education-1
Charge for Excellence-B-4
Rules of Procedure, Fairness-6
Scheduling of Public Events-40
Selling of Merchandise-22, B-7
Authorizations for Planned Events-A-16
Soliciting, See Selling of Merchandise
Sound Control in Outdoor Areas-A-24
Sponsorship of Speakers-36, A-8
Responsibilities of Organizations
Standards of Excellence Expected by
Statutes, National and State-65-
Student Administration Relation-
Student Affairs, Vice President
Student Conduct Code-6-10
Student Conduct Committee-17-20
Student Constitution, See Consti-
Student Freedom and Responsibili-
Board of Regents Responsibili-
See Rights and Responsibili-
Charge for Excellence-B-4
Rights to Act-2,63
Student Health Service-22
Responsibility for Student
Summary Hearing, Conduct Code-9
Ticket Scalping, Honor Code
Traffic Court Procedures-8, A-6,
Traffic and Vehicle Safety Regu-
Eligibility to Register Automo-
Motorcycles and Motor Scooters
Physical Disability Entitlements
Visitors Parking Permits-B-6
University Authority, Student
University Drug Policy-13
University Responsibility, Public
Vehicle Safety, See Traffic and
Vehicle Safety Regulations-B-6
Vice President for Student Affairs-24
Waivers of Eligibility Requirements
for Extracurricular Activities-A-7
Waiver of Right to Hearing-9
Worthless Checks, Honor Code