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Title: University of Florida regulations : general. Disruptive behavior (update 2).
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Title: University of Florida regulations : general. Disruptive behavior (update 2).
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Creator: Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, University of Florida
Publisher: Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: April 18, 2008
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION AMENDMENT


Date: April 18, 2008

REGULATION TITLE: REGULATION NO.:
Disruptive Behavior 6C1-1.008

SUMMARY: The changes clarify disruption in the context of actions or statements which
amount to hazing, put others in reasonable fear of imminent physical harm, or create a hostile
environment in which others are unable reasonably to conduct or participate in University
activities. The changes also clarify that disruption of an event, when the university opens its
campus for an event, does not include rude or offensive language at a designated time and place.

AUTHORITY: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

COMMENTS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED REGULATION SHOULD BE
SUBMITTED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE TO THE
CONTACT PERSON IDENTIFIED BELOW.

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED REGULATION
IS: Rebecca J. Holt, Administrative Assistant, 123 Tigert Hall, Post Office Box 113125,
University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, 352-392-1358 office, 352-392-4387 facsimile,
regulations@ufl.edu.

NAME OF PERSON WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED REGULATION: Ed Poppell,
Vice President for Business Affairs.

THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION IS ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE.









REGULATIONS ES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-1.008 University of Florida; Disruptive Behavior

(1) Academic Personnel (AP), students, Technical, Executive, Administrative and

Managerial Support (TEAMS) employees, and any other employees [hereinafter referred to as

members(s" of the University], who intentionally act to impair, interfere with, or obstruct the

mission, purposes, order, operations, processes, and functions of the University shall be subject

to appropriate disciplinary action by University authorities for misconduct, as set forth in the

applicable regulationsafles of the University of Florida, 6C1-3.046, 6C1-3.047, 6C1-4.016, and

6C1-7.048, F.A.C. and state law governing such actions. Disruptive conduct shall include, but

not be limited to, the following:

(a) Violence or threat of violence to others or against one's self.

(b) Theft, conversion, misuse, damage or destruction of University property or of the

property of members of the University community.

(c) Interference with the freedom of movement of any member or guest of the

University.

(d) Interference with or impeding the rights of others to carry out their activities or

duties at or on behalf of the University or in entering, using or leaving any University facility or

scheduled activity.

(e) Interference with academic freedom and freedom of speech of any member or guest

of the University.









(f) Non-compliance with written or oral requests or orders of authorized University

personnel in the performance of their official duties.

(g) Providing false information to University officials, withholding required information

from University officials or others, or misusing University documents.

(h) Possession or use of fireworks, explosives, dangerous chemicals, ammunition, or

weapons, on campus or in areas controlled by the University of Florida, without the written

approval of the appropriate University authority.

(i) Creating or in any way initiating a false alarm.

(j) Misuse of, or interference with, firefighting equipment.

(k) Disturbing the peace.

(1) Violation of the University policy concerning the use of alcoholic beverages on

campus or in areas controlled by the University of Florida, RegulationRt-e 6C1-2.019,-- A-G.

(m) Illegal possession or misuse of drugs and other controlled substances.

(n) Unauthorized solicitation of funds. Refer to RegulationsR-ttes 6C1-2.003 and 6C1-

4.006.

(o) Violation of the Laws of Florida or of the United States. Any act that could

constitute a violation of the laws of this state or nation will establish cause for legal and/or

disciplinary action by the University.

(p) Endangering the health, safety and welfare of members or guests of the University.

(q) Actions or statements which by design or intent amount to intimidation or hazing, e

put abuse- f others in reasonable fear of imminent physical harm, or create a hostile environment

in which others are unable reasonably to conduct or participate in University work, education,

research or other activities.-









(r) Sexually harassing a member or guest of the University.

(s) Actions which impair, interfere with or obstruct, or aid and abet, or initiate the

impairment, interference with or obstruction of the orderly conduct, processes and functions of

the University.

(2) In the context of an event open to the public, when the University opens its campus

for such an event, disruption does not include rude or offensive language alone if it is spoken at

the designated time and place by a person whose turn it is to speak under the event's protocol.

Members of the University community are encouraged to communicate effectively and this is

often (but not always) fostered by respectful conduct and speech. However, whether or not the

tenor of language used at an event is respectful is a personal choice.

(33) This regulationf de shall apply to acts conducted on or off campus when relevant to

the orderly conduct, processes and functions of the University.



Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003 1001.71(1), 1012.92 FS.

Law implemented 1001.71(19), 1012.92 FS.

History--New 3-26-80, Formerly Rule 6C1-7.45, Amended 3-25-85, Formerly 6C1-1.08,

Amended 7-27-98, 6-24-99, 2-3-03,




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