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    Student Government constitution
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    Student leader eligibility
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    Social fraternities and sororities
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    Reitz Union
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    Commercial activity; selling of merchandise, activities involving off-campus vendors
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    Confidentiality of student records
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    University of Florida Career Resource Center
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    Employer registration
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    Grievance procedure
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    Student conduct code; prohibition of hazing; procedures and penalties
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    Student employment
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    Financial aid
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    University housing; assignment priorities
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    University single student housing; requirements for signed agreement
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    University apartment housing; requirements for signed agreement
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    Health and accident insurance requirements for foreign students
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    Involuntary withdrawl
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    Student, spouse, domestic partner, and dependent services and benefits
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    Student honor code and student conduct code: philosophy and definitions
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    Student honor code and student conduct code: violations in university housing
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    Student honor code and student conduct code: Health Science Center student conduct committee
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    Student honor code and student conduct code: waiver of right to a hearing by a committee or administrator
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    Student honor code and student conduct code: interim suspension pending investigation and hearing
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    Student honor code and student conduct code: postponement of conduct hearing due to pending or possible criminal or civil charges
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    Student honor code and student conduct code: withholding degrees pending resolution of violation(s), withdrawing and revoking degrees
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    Student honor code and student conduct code: records, holds, issuance of transcripts, and retention of records in cases of disciplinary action
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RULES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.002 Student Affairs: Student Government Constitution.

(1) Student Government shall be the representative of all students and is encouraged

to function on campus with the recognition that ultimate authority for university affairs rests with

the Board of Trustees and the Administration of the University.

(2) Every student of the University is a member of the Student Body, and is entitled

to vote in accordance with the Constitution of the Student Body of the University. The Student

Body Constitution has been promulgated by the students and accepted by the University as

expressing the will of the students. Rights, privileges, duties and responsibilities applicable to

members of the Student Body and method of government are spelled out in the Constitution. The

Constitution is subject to amendment from time to time in accordance with procedures

established in the instrument. The current Constitution is available to members of the student

body upon request.

(3) The governing organization of the Student Body of the University of Florida is

known as the Student Government of the University of Florida. Student Government is

recognized as the representative of the Student Body.

(4) Student Government may propose to the president written recommendations

covering the allocation of that portion of the University fees designated by law as student activity

and service fees;

(5) Student Government may propose to the president written recommendations for

student membership on university committees as may be designated for student representation.









(6) Student Government must submit to the president, for approval, all laws passed

by the Student Senate and all proposed changes in the Student Body Constitution and By-Laws.

(7) Student Government must submit to the president, for approval all allocations and

expenditures from the Student Government portion of the activity and service fee monies.

(8) Upon approval of the president, the Student Government may establish and

maintain educational research centers for child development.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4), 1004.26, 1009.24(9) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(10), (11), 1001.75(15), 1004.26, 1009.24(9) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 1-28-80, Formerly 6C1-4.02, 2-5-03.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


6C1-4.003 Student Leader Eligibility.

(1) All students are free to join student organizations at the University, subject to all

applicable University regulations, policies and procedures. Registration and official recognition

of student organizations is administered by the Center for Student Involvement. All student

organizations and groups are subject to the regulations and policies of the University of Florida,

including but not limited to, Regulations 6C1-4.016 and 6C1-4.017, concerning the Student

Conduct Code and the Student Honor Code.

(2) The following are minimum eligibility requirements for any student to hold a

leadership position in an officially registered student organization at the University of Florida.

Student organizations are encouraged to consider higher requirements if appropriate for their

specific group. In order to hold an elected or appointed office in a student organization, a

student must:

(a) Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program at the University as an undergraduate,

graduate, professional, or postgraduate student. Postgraduate student shall include enrollment as

a post-baccalaureate student;

(b) Meet requirements for full-time registration and academic standing described

below:

1. Undergraduate students must be registered for twelve (12) credits in the Fall and

Spring semesters, have a minimum 2.5 cumulative academic average and cannot have an

academic warning or be on academic probation;









2. Graduate and professional students must meet the requirements for full-time

status for the graduate or professional program in which they are enrolled, or be registered for

eight (8) credits if appointed to a half-time graduate assistantship, or nine (9) credits if appointed

to a one-third time graduate assistantship. Graduate and professional students must also have a

minimum of 3.0 cumulative academic average, or at least the minimum grade point average

required to remain in good standing with the graduate or professional program in which they are

enrolled, and otherwise be in good academic standing;

3. Postgraduate students, including post-baccalaureate students, must be enrolled for

at least twelve (12) credits. Postgraduate students may not hold an office in a student

organization for more than one semester while in postgraduate status.

(c) Correspondence courses will not be considered for (a) or (b) above. Students will

be allowed to enroll for one in-residence course at another college or university and have those

credits count toward full-time status only if that course is a required course and is either not

offered at the University in the current semester, or is full during that semester. The foregoing

provision may only be used by a student for one semester, and the student must present

documentation from the academic department showing the course was either not offered at the

University or was full as described above;

(d) Have no late or delinquent obligation for fees or other late or delinquent debts

owed to the University; and

(e) Be free of conduct probation;

(3) Notwithstanding subsections (2)(a) and (b) of this regulation, students in the last

semester before graduation are eligible for participation in campus activities if they are enrolled

for the required number of credits needed for graduation that term.









(4) Students who otherwise meet the requirements of subsection (2) (a) and (b), but

who have received approval from the Dean of Students' office to have a reduced course load due

to a registered disability, are eligible to hold leadership positions in student organizations as

described herein.

(5) Students not meeting the eligibility requirements as outlined in this policy will be

required to relinquish their office. If a student no longer meets the eligibility requirements, he or

she must notify the faculty/staff advisor and the highest ranking officer in the organization other

than the student, in writing of the student's ineligibility at the time he or she becomes ineligible.

If, however, the ineligibility is due to the student's cumulative academic average, the student is

required to notify the Center for Student Involvement prior to the first day of classes of the next

semester. Appeals of this policy must be filed within ten (10) days of when the basis for the

ineligibility occurs.

(6) The Dean of Students Office shall conduct eligibility checks for each of the

student positions outlined in section (7) each term. Students not meeting the eligibility

requirements will be notified by the Dean of Students Office that they must relinquish their

offices. Appeals of any such notice must be filed within ten (10) days of the date on the notice

and will be heard by the Student Activities Appeals Committee, chaired by the Dean of Students,

and consisting of staff from the Reitz Union, the Department of Housing and Residential

Education, an academic advisor, and two students appointed by the Student Body President.

(7) Elected or appointed student leadership positions to which this regulation applies

are student leadership positions in student organizations that are all-University in their scope and

responsibility. A list of these organizations is available in the University of Florida Center for

Student Involvement.









Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 1-28-80, 3-25-85, Formerly 6C1-4.03, Amended 4-30-

95, 5-1-96, 6-28-98, 1-19-03, 6-15-07, 6-13-08.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.004 Social Fraternities and Sororities.

(1) Social sororities and fraternities are student organizations that are founded on the

principles of brotherhood/sisterhood and are based on the ideals of friendship, personal growth

and service to the community. In keeping with the educational mission of the University, social

sororities and fraternities promote the highest standards of scholarship, leadership, and service

for their members.

(2) The United States Department of Education has established requirements for

classification as a social sorority or fraternity. Social sororities and fraternities meeting such

requirements are permitted to exist as single-sex organizations. In keeping with these criteria

established by the Department of Education, the University of Florida classifies social sororities

and fraternities as organizations that:

(a) Do not limit membership to persons pursuing or having interest in a particular

field of study, profession or academic discipline;

(b) Do not serve as honorary societies for academic, leadership, or any other

endeavor; and

(c) Do not permit members to hold membership in other social sororities or

fraternities.


In addition, social sororities and fraternities must:

(d) Have tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(7) of the Internal Revenue Code;

and









(e) Limit membership to currently enrolled students at the University of Florida.

(3) Social sororities and fraternities may exist at the University of Florida as

registered student organizations and shall be classified as social sororities and fraternities.

(4) Social sororities and fraternities shall be governed by policies established by the

Division of Student Affairs and administered through the Center for Student Activities and

Involvement/Office of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs (OSFA).

(5) The governance structure established by the University of Florida includes student

input and participation. Student input and participation is accomplished through authority

delegated by the OSFA to designated student governing councils. Social sororities and

fraternities must abide by university policies, regulations, and procedures governing student

organizations, as well as policies, guidelines and procedures established by the OSFA and the

designated governing councils.

(6) A new social sorority or fraternity seeking registration at the University of Florida

must complete the expansion process as outlined in the Policy Expansion for Social Sororities

and Fraternities, available from the OSFA. No social sorority or fraternity shall be registered at

the University of Florida without approval by the OSFA and affiliation with a designated

governing council.

(7) A social sorority or fraternity that operates a residential unit and provides

opportunities for housing to university students must abide by facility management policies and

standards as established by the University, including but not limited to the following: (a)

organizations must have a live-in House Director and be in compliance with related policies; (b)

organizations must be in compliance with fire safety standards and must pass Fire Safety









Inspections; (c) organizations must comply with building inspection and related policies and

must take corrective measures as needed or required.

(8) The University reserves the right to withhold, revoke, or suspend the registration

of any social sorority or fraternity that fails to adhere to University rules, policies, and/or

guidelines.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4), 1006.60(2) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 3-25-85, Formerly 6C1-4.04, Amended 10-31-99, 6-21-

00, 2-5-03, 6-3-03, 12-31-03, 5-30-04, 7-19-05, 9-5-08.









RULES OF

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.005 Student Affairs: Reitz Union.

The J. Wayne Reitz Union is an auxiliary operation constituting the "community center"

of the University of Florida. The Union is run for all members of the University family: students,

faculty, staff, alumni and guests.

(1) The policy making body for the Reitz Union is the Board of Managers which is a

standing University committee appointed by the president of the University. All matters of policy

pertaining to the operation of the Union and its program come under the direct purview of the

Board of Managers. Union operation and policy must be within the framework of federal and

state law and University policy. Within these guidelines, policy formulated and passed by the

Board of Managers and approved by the president of the University, becomes the official policy

of the Union.

(2) The Reitz Union, as the community center for the University of Florida, has a

primary responsibility to students and other University affiliated persons, organizations and

groups; and a secondary responsibility to all other groups and persons. The Board of Managers

maintains policies and procedures for the use of both reserved space and non-reserved space by

University affiliated persons, organizations, and groups; and by all other groups and persons.



Specific 240.227(1) FS.









Law Implemented 240.227(1), (13) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-4.05.









RULES OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.006 Student Affairs; Commercial Activity; Selling of Merchandise, Activities

Involving Off-Campus Vendors.

(1) The regulation of commercial activity on the campus is necessary in order to

preserve the educational mission of the University, to prevent unnecessary distraction during

classes and study periods, to provide for the safety of University students and faculty and staff

members, and to protect the property of students, faculty, staff, and the University.

(2) Solicitors and tradespeople, including students, faculty and other University

personnel, are prohibited from entering the grounds or buildings for the purpose of conducting

commercial activity with students, faculty, other personnel or visitors. This rule will not be

deemed to prohibit the sale of merchandise by University budgetary units or commercial activity

pursuant to a contract between the University and a vendor which provides goods or services to

the University community.

(3) The term "commercial activity" shall mean any act or event which results in

financial gain to the salesperson, individuals) or organizationss.

(4) The term "commercial activity" shall not include:

(a) Solicitation and collection of funds or the sale of new merchandise or printed

material by registered student organizations for the benefit of any charitable institution or

organization as defined in 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of the United States or for

the benefit of programs and/or projects of an educational nature sponsored by the registered

student organization, in accordance with paragraph (5) below.









(b) The sale of new merchandise, solicitation and collection of funds by registered

student organizations for the benefit of any student organization related project and approved by

the Director of Student Activities or the director's designee at the J. Wayne Reitz Union, in

accordance with paragraph (5) below.

(c) The solicitation of membership or the collection of dues from members of a

registered student organization which inure to the benefit of that organization.

(d) Contact between a salesperson and a student or student organization which was

invited by the individual student or organization involved for his or her or its own benefit and not

to involve persons not associated with the student or organization.

(e) The distribution or sale of printed material pursuant to the requirements of Rule

6C1-2.003, F.A.C.

(5) Registered student organizations wishing to sell or distribute new merchandise

excluding food products, such as t-shirts, hats, bumper stickers, buttons or the like, or printed

material or to solicit or collect funds pursuant to subsection (4)(a) or (4)(b) of this rule may be

allowed under the following condition:

(a) Registered student organizations must first seek a permit from the Director of

Student Activities or the director's designee at the J. Wayne Reitz Union. Permits will not be

issued if the manner of solicitation or collection will disrupt the educational function of the

University or if the activities do not meet the requirements of subsection (4)(a) or (4)(b) of this

rule. The student organization should use the form "University of Florida Office of Student

Activities Program Planning Form," Form: SAC1, Rev. 7/00, or its web base equivalent,

available from that office and incorporated herein by reference. Permits are valid for the date of









the specific event. Any groups failing to show a valid permit may be removed from campus at

the request of the University Police Department.

(b) A statement must be provided with the request indicating how the funds raised

will be used.

(c) The following areas are approved for such fundraising activities: the Plaza of the

Americas, the area in front of Turlington Hall, and reservable outdoor space at the J. Wayne

Reitz Union (colonnade, North Lawn, and South Terrace). Other areas will be approved by the

Director of Student Activities or the director's designee and the administrator responsible for the

area only in unusual circumstances and only when the group is programmatically associated with

that area.

(d) The Director of Student Activities may limit the number of permits issued for a

particular area in order to maintain the educational function of the University. In such case the

permits will be issued in the order that requests from those student organizations or groups

meeting the requirements of this rule are received in the Director's office.

(e) Registered student organizations are not permitted to sell food products.

Distribution of food products is allowed only under the provisions of section (6) of this rule.

(6) Registered student organizations may sponsor on-campus activities involving a

commercial off-campus vendor including food vendors only under the following conditions:

(a) Registered student organizations must first seek a permit from the Director of

Student Activities or the director's designee at the J. Wayne Reitz Union. Permits will not be

issued if the manner of solicitation or collection will disrupt the educational function of the

University or if the activities do not meet the requirements of subsection (4)(a) or (4)(b) of this

rule. The student organization should use the form "University of Florida Office of Student









Activities Program Planning Form," Form: SAC1, Rev. 7/00 or its web base equivalent. The

vendor must complete a Public Health Compliance form, Form SAC2, Rev. 10/01 or its web

based equivalent as stated in University Rule 6C1-2.020, F.A.C. Forms are available from that

office and incorporated herein by reference. Permits are valid for the date of the specific event.

Any groups failing to show a valid permit may be removed from the campus at the request of the

University Police Department.

(b) The registered student organization sponsoring the activity is totally responsible

for all aspects of the activity, including the production and/or approval of all publicity and

advertising, staffing and distribution of product and all clean up.

(c) Any food product must be donated by the vendor. The registered student

organization and vendor or agency representing the vendor may not have any payment or

exchange of funds, as that constitutes a sale and not a donation by the vendor.

(d) The following areas are approved for food distribution activities: Plaza of

America, Norman Field, Hume Field, Maguire Field, the North Lawn of the Reitz Union after 6

pm and Turlington Plaza. Other areas will be approved by the Director of Student Activities or

the director's designee and the administrator responsible for the area only in unusual

circumstances, taking into consideration any potential conflict with University contracts and

when the group is programmatically associated with that area.

(e) The Director of Student Activities may limit the number of permits issued for a

particular area in order to maintain the educational function of the University. Distribution of

food products will be limited to one time/event per day per vendor. In such case the permits will

be issued in the order that requests from those student organizations or groups meeting the

requirements of this rule are received in the Director's office.









(f) Advertising and publicity must reflect sole sponsorship of the activity as being

that of the registered student organization.

(g) Any advertising concerning the activity, including but not limited to, posterss,

flyer(s), radio and newspaper advertisementss, tee-shirt(s), bannerss, may reflect a commercial

off-campus vendor's support, but must not indicate or convey sponsorship by the vendor, such as

using the vendor's name in the program title, or display prominent advertising with only the off-

campus vendors name and/or logo. All publicity must follow University Rule, 6C1-2.003,

F.A.C., University of Florida; Distribution of Printed Material.

(h) No cooking facilities (mobile or otherwise) will be permitted.

(7) Off-campus licensed food service caterers may provide food and beverage service

for special events when sponsored by an official University Department or organization at

University buildings not restricted under the terms of the University food service contract.

Buildings restricted for University food service contractor's use include the student residence

halls, J. Wayne Reitz Union Building, Bruton-Geer Hall, grounds adjacent to these buildings,

and the Sun Terrace Cafeteria including its outside dining area. Sponsoring groups may offer

tickets to members of their organizations at any price, and to the general public only if the event

is designated as a bona-fide fund-raising activity and the cost per ticket or donation exceeds

$25.00 or more. Exceptions to this requirement may be made with special approval by the Office

of the Vice President for Finance and Administration and would be made only in unusual cases

in which it is determined that the overall benefit to University programs justifies the exception.

Sponsoring groups who wish to utilize off-campus caterers should assure that the caterer has an

appropriate food service license and liability insurance. The sponsoring groups should also see









that state laws and University regulations are followed if alcoholic beverages are to be part of the

service.

(8) This rule shall not prevent off-campus Gainesville licensed food vendors from

receiving and filling specific short-order food and beverage requests from students, faculty and

staff members for direct delivery to campus addresses. Except as provided in paragraph (7),

alcoholic beverages or food prepared and sold by other than licensed vendors, and sale items in

direct competition with contract vendors or University budgetary units shall not be sold on

campus.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(6) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 1-28-80, 8-26-81, 5-14-85, Formerly 6C1-4.06,

Amended 4-17-90, 5-19-93, 7-11-94, 10-31-99, 7-8-01, 2-5-03.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.007 Confidentiality of Student Records.

(1) The President delegates to each Vice President the responsibility for maintaining

the confidentiality of all student records within his area of responsibility. Each Vice President

may designate an individual in his or her area as the custodian of records for that area.

(2) All student records, including but not limited to academic records, counseling

records, and disciplinary records are confidential except that directory information as defined

herein may be released without the consent of the student involved unless a student has

completed a Request for Nondisclosure of Directory Information, which is available from the

Office of the University Registrar, 222 Criser Hall.

(3) Directory information includes: name, class and college, local and permanent

addresses, listed telephone number, email address, enrollment status, most recent previous

educational institution attended, dates of attendance at the University of Florida, major, degree

earned, nature and place of employment at the University, honors and awards received,

participation in officially recognized or registered activities and sports, and weight and height of

members of athletic teams.

(4) Information contained in student records except that data which is directory

information will be open for inspection only by the student, or parents of dependent students as

defined by the Internal Revenue Service, and designated members of the professional staff of the

University. The department custodians of student records and their designees may release

information from such records only upon written authorization from the student or as otherwise









provided by law. Records which are created or maintained by the University Counseling Center

and used only in connection with treatment provided to a student are available only to persons

providing such treatment; provided, however, that such records can be personally reviewed by an

appropriate professional of the student's choice.

(5) Each Dean or Director of each unit in the Division of Student Affairs is the

official custodian of the records in his or her unit and will designate those staff members who

have access to student records. The Dean or Director or the Dean or Director's designees has

responsibility for identifying those University agencies outside of the Division of Student Affairs

that shall have access to the particular student records involved.

(6) All requests for research dealing with data from records are referred to the

custodian of the records involved. Such requests should be in writing and should include

appropriate faculty approval. In addition, the researcher will guarantee that identifiable data

about any individual will not be published or made available to others.

(7) Traditional requests from scholastic honor societies (e.g., Phi Eta Sigma, Alpha

Lambda Delta) for membership eligibility based on grade point average shall be granted when

such requests are approved by the Dean of Students or designee.

(8) Counseling, disciplinary, and academic records are maintained separately.

(9) With the exception of placement records, student conduct records, and records

required for audit purposes in the Office for Student Financial Affairs, student records in Student

Affairs offices are not maintained longer than four (4) years after departure from the University

unless such records reflect on the student's eligibility to return to the University.









(10) All policies and procedures governing the maintenance and release of student

records in Student Affairs offices are made public and are subject to review periodically by

appropriate student, faculty, and administrative groups.



Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 1-28-80, 8-4-80, Formerly 6C1-4.07, Amended 7-11-

94, 5-1-96, 6-21-00, 1-19-03, 12-31-03, 7-19-05, 6-13-08.









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6C1-4.009 Student Affairs: The University of Florida Career Resource Center.

(1) The following persons are eligible to use the facilities and services of the Career

Resource Center:

(a) Students currently attending the University,

(b) Faculty and non-academic staff currently employed by the University,

(c) Students currently attending other S.U.S. Universities on a reciprocal agreement

basis,

(d) Alumni of the University (graduated students), and former students who have

attended the University.

(2) The facilities and services of the Career Resource Center are free to eligible

persons listed in paragraphs (1)(a), (b) and (c) above except that a minimum service charge is

made to cover costs of materials and services provided that are not included in appropriated

expense funds authorized for the Center. These charges will be posted at the Center and include,

but are not limited to, charges for:

(a) Reproducing and mailing copies of resumes, references, qualification records, and

other materials,

(b) Copies of instructional booklets, schedules, listing and other printed educational

materials made available for the convenience of eligible persons as defined in subsection (1)

above,









(c) Any other material provided or reproduced at the request of eligible persons as

defined in subsection (1) above.

(3) Eligible persons desiring to use the employment/interviewing services of the

Career Resource Center must first register by completing the Gator Career Link registration.

This is accomplished by accessing the Career Link login screen, which is found on the CRC

website at www.crc.ufl.edu. Additional information or assistance may be obtained directly from

the CRC in room CR-100 of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.

(4) Persons who have scheduled an employer interview must notify the Career

Resource Center at least 48 hours in advance if they are unable to attend the interview. Failure to

make such notification may result in suspension or revocation of interview privileges.

(5) Career counseling appointments are scheduled daily, Monday-Friday, and the

most current list of these appointment dates and times may be found on the CRC website at

www.crc.ufl.edu/services/Counseling/counseling.php. Students will be asked the purpose of the

appointment and for additional information when they arrive for the counseling appointment in

room CR-100 of the J. Wayne Reitz Union.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(10) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 3-9-76, 6-7-83, Formerly 6C1-4.09, Amended 5-30-04.









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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.010 Student Affairs: Employer Registration.

(1) Employers desiring to recruit and interview on-campus for graduating students,

prior students, alumni and others who may be eligible to use the placement services must first

register with the Center and meet all requirements in regard to general eligibility by providing

the Center with:

(a) Name and address of employer

(b) Name of employer contact and recruiters)

(c) Interview date(s) desired

(d) Types and levels of degrees sought and graduation dates

(e) Titles and descriptions of job available

(f) Citizenship and other special requirements needed for consideration of

employment

(g) Copies of recruiting literature for student use

(h) Approximate number of jobs available (if requested)

(2) Employer on-campus interview assignments will be made on a "first come" basis

until all facilities are filled. A minimum of three weeks advanced notice is required to allow time

for processing and notification of students. Assignments will be made for regular interview

periods only.









(3) Employer representatives, to interview on campus, must sign the following

statement upon arrival at the Career Planning and Placement Center for interviewing: "Each

visiting employer at the University of Florida must give consideration to each applicant without

regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin".

(4) Employer job listings will not be accepted by the Career Planning and Placement

Center unless they contain complete names and addresses of the employers and persons to

contact by name or title. Third party recruiting through the Career Planning and Placement

Center is authorized only when the names of the potential employers are divulged and the

employment agency fees are paid by the employers. Failure to meet these requirements will

result in denial or withdrawal of on-campus recruiting privileges for the employers concerned.



Specific Authority 240.227(1) FS.

Law Implemented 240.227(1), (13) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Formerly 6C1-4.10.









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6C1-4.012 Student Affairs: Grievance Procedure.

(1) The University of Florida is committed to a policy of treating all members of the

University community fairly in regard to their personal and professional concerns. The

procedures outlined below are designed and intended to provide students with a fair and

expeditious resolution of their disputes with University of Florida faculty and/or staff

(a) A grievance is defined as dissatisfaction occurring when a student believes that

any decision, act or condition affecting him or her is illegal, unjust, or creates unnecessary

hardship. Such grievances may concern, but are not limited to, the following: academic

problems (excluding grades, except when there is an allegation of illegal discrimination or where

a grade penalty has been imposed without proper authority), mistreatment by any University

employee, wrongful assessment of fees, records and registration errors, student employment, and

violation of Rule 6C1-1.006, F.A.C.

(b) Prior to invoking the procedures described below, the student is strongly

encouraged to discuss his or her grievance with the persons) alleged to have caused the

grievance. The discussion should be held as soon as the student first becomes aware of the act or

condition that is the basis of the grievance. Additionally, or in the alternative, the student may

wish to present his or her grievance in writing to the persons) alleged to have caused the

grievance. In either case, the person alleged to have caused the grievance must respond to the

student either orally or in writing.

(2) Initial Review.









(a) If a student decides not to present his or her grievance to the person alleged to

have caused the grievance or if the student is not satisfied with the response, he or she may

present the grievance in writing to the next level supervisor. The next level supervisor should

conduct an informal investigation as warranted to resolve any factual disputes. Upon the

student's request, the supervisor shall appoint a fact-finding panel of no more than three persons

to conduct an investigation. The supervisor must state the terms and conditions of the

investigation in a memorandum appointing the fact-finding panel. A fact-finding panel appointed

hereunder shall have no authority to make recommendations or impose final action. The panel

shall be limited to determining and presenting facts to the supervisor.

(b) The supervisor's disposition of the grievance shall be reported to the student in

writing and shall inform the student of the right to seek review by the appropriate Vice President

or Dean of the Graduate School as indicated in subsection (3). The supervisor's response should

be transmitted to the student within ten business days from the date the written grievance was

received. If the disposition extends beyond ten business days the supervisor should inform the

student of the delay and the expected response date.

(3) Appeal.

(a) Any student who is not satisfied with the response after the initial review may

present the grievance in writing, together with the supervisor's written response to the grievance

within five business days of receipt thereof to the appropriate Vice President or Dean of the

Graduate School as indicated below:









Vice President

Academic Affairs




Dean of
Graduate School

Research

Finance and Administration



Health Affairs

Student Affairs


Nature of Grievance

Academic Problems
Library
Academic Records & Progress
Registrar's Office

Graduate Academic Problems
Graduate Academic Records and Progress

Research Matters

Payment & Assessment of Fees
University Police Department
Traffic & Parking

Student Health Services

Housing
Student Employment
Violation of Rule 6C1-1.006, F.A.C.


(b) The Vice President's or Dean of the Graduate School's action will be limited to a

review of the basis for the supervisor's disposition and will not involve a de novo factual

investigation. Notwithstanding the above, the Vice President or Dean of the Graduate School

may, but is not required to, direct that further facts be gathered or that additional remedial action

be taken. The Vice President's or Dean of the Graduate School's action shall constitute final

agency action.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4), 1006.52 FS.

Law Implemented 1000.05, 1001.74(10), 1002.22(3)(c) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 8-4-80, Formerly 6C1-4.12, Amended 4-17-90, 7-11-

94, 6-28-98, 5-30-04.









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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.0161 Student Affairs: Student Conduct Code; Prohibition of Hazing; Procedures

and Penalties.

(1) Hazing Policy Actions or statements which by design or intent amount to

intimidation or hazing are prohibited, and shall be prevented and adjudicated by the University

whenever possible.

(2) Definition of Hazing In accordance with Section 1006.63, F.S., "hazing"

means any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical

health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into or affiliation with any

organization operating under the sanction of the university. Under the statute, "hazing" includes,

but is not limited to, any brutality of a physical nature, such as whipping, beating, branding,

forced calisthenics, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of any food, liquor, drug, or

other substance, or other forced physical activity which could adversely affect the physical health

or safety of the student, and any activity which would subject the student to extreme mental

stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced exclusion from social contact, forced conduct which

could result in extreme embarrassment, or any other forced activity which could adversely affect

the mental health or dignity of the student. Any activity as described above upon which the

initiation or admission into or affiliation with a university organization is directly or indirectly

conditioned shall be presumed to be "forced" activity, the willingness of an individual to

participate in such activity notwithstanding.









(3) Procedures for Implementation Any person having knowledge of any activity

or statement which may constitute hazing should contact the University office or agency with

jurisdiction over the students or organization involved. Such office or agency shall take

appropriate University action as necessary to enforce the prohibition. Actions shall be conducted

pursuant to the Student Conduct Code, Rules 6C1-4.013 through 6C1-4.026, F.A.C. Penalties for

violations of the prohibition shall be administered by the Vice President for Student Affairs

through the appropriate University office or agency.

(4) Penalties Under Section 1006.63, F.S., the University is authorized to impose

the penalties described below for violation of the prohibition, regardless of whether the violation

occurred on or off campus, and such penalties shall be in addition to any other penalty to which

the student may be subject for violations of the criminal laws of Florida or any other applicable

University rule.

(a) Penalties for individuals subject to University jurisdiction found guilty of hazing

violations include the imposition of fines, the withholding of diplomas or transcripts pending

compliance with the rules or pending payment of fines, and the imposition of reprimand,

probation, suspension, or dismissal.

(b) Organizations subject to University jurisdiction which authorize hazing in blatant

disregard of these rules may be penalized by revocation of permission for the organization to be

registered, to meet on campus and to use campus facilities, and, in the case of fraternities and

sororities, the right to exist at the University of Florida.

(5) Copies of this policy, and rules concerning violations, penalties, and process for

enforcement will be distributed to students enrolled in the University, and shall be incorporated

in the bylaws of every organization operating under the sanction of the University.











Specific 1001.74(4), 1006.60, 1006.63(2) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(10), 1006.60, 1006.63 FS.

History--New 2-11-82, Formerly 6C1-4.161, Amended 3-12-03.









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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.027 Student Affairs: Student Employment.

(1) Students desiring to work for the University of Florida must complete a general

information data sheet and obtain a work permit.

(2) All job openings are publicly displayed and all applicants are considered.

(3) The Student Employment Office administers employment and payroll matters for

University of Florida students only.

(4) No student is permitted to actually begin work before sign-up is completed in the

Student Employment Office.

(5) Payroll appointment forms must be received by the Student Employment Office

not later than 5:00 p.m. two (2) work days prior to the end of the pay period.

(6) Students will be approved to work as follows:

Undergraduate Graduate

Class Allowable work Class Allowable work
Hours hours each week Hours hours each week

0-5 40 0-6 40
6-8 30 7-11 30
9-11 27 12-15 20
12+ 15-20 15-17 up to 15


Exceptions will be evaluated by petition, and variances approved based on existing

circumstances.









(7) Rates of pay for student employees are administered by uniform pay schedules

developed by the Office for Student Financial Affairs in coordination with the Division of

Human Resources.

(8) Emergency payroll checks are approved and processed for any student missing

the payroll due to error made by the Student Employment Office.

(9) Employment verification is limited to place and length of employment. All other

information released must be done at student request.



Specific Authority 240.227(1) FS.

Law Implemented 240.227(1), (3), (5), (7), 240.237 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 4-5-77, Formerly 6C1-4.27.









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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.028 Student Affairs: Financial Aid.

(1) The University of Florida administers all aid programs according to federal, state

and institutional laws, policies, and guidelines and makes every effort to maximize the assistance

to the extent of fund availability to all students who qualify and are eligible for financial aid

without regard to race, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age or physical handicap. University

of Florida loans, grants, scholarships and student employment programs eligibility requirements

are determined by the President based on recommendations from the Student Financial Affairs

Committee. This committee is appointed annually by the President, is composed of academic and

administrative representation of the various colleges and departments of the University and

includes four student members. The committee is responsible for: (a) evaluating student aid

policy and recommending changes when needed to achieve the goals of the University; (b)

making periodic review and evaluation of the Student Financial Affairs department's

administrative capability and recommending improvements; and (c) serving as an appeals body

for student aid grievances.

(2) Use of Financial Aid. Financial aid funds are used to assist students in pursuit of

their higher education goals. The primary purpose of student aid is to provide financial resources

to students who would otherwise be unable to attend school. The major uses for financial aid

funds are to meet needy student requirements, academic programs, merit scholarships, and









Affirmative Action. Funds to meet the goals of the University are obtained from the Student

Financial Aid Fee, Other Personal Services (OPS) allocations, interest income, fee waivers, fines

and penalties, foundation funds, and Charity Day Race proceeds.

(3) Distribution of Financial Aid. The University of Florida, Office of Student

Financial Affairs, will disseminate financial aid information to parents and students; provide

financial aid applications beginning January 1 each year for the upcoming fall term; notify

parents and students of their award eligibility; and keep records and statistical financial aid data

for the University.

(a) Need-Based Aid. Funds are distributed on a priority basis to students who apply

after January 1 each year and who have a demonstrated financial need, as determined by a

nationally recognized need-analysis system, and who complete all student aid application

requirements. The optimum financial aid package varies considerably due to student

classification, family financial status, availability of funds and application date. It is the objective

of the Office for Student Financial Affairs to provide needy students with an equitable

distribution of gift aid and self-help.

(b) Academic Merit and No-Need Awards. Academic merit, or no-need assistance, is

awarded to University of Florida students according to their academic standing, achievement test

scores, or ability to contribute to the institution.

(c) Affirmative Action. In support of the State of Florida and University of Florida

Affirmative Action goals, special programs have been implemented that earmark financial aid

(e.g., grants, scholarships, waivers) funds to support this effort.









(d) Talent and Performance Awards. The University recognizes special student

talents and qualities in artistic, athletic, technical and other areas, and awards scholarships,

grants, and waivers for such contributions.

(4) Applications for financial aid and the supporting parent/student financial

information documents must be received by certain dates established by the Office for Student

Financial Affairs. Such dates are announced by the Director of Student Financial Affairs through

appropriate news media and other mass communications means in sufficient time to allow

applicants to meet the established deadline. Funding of applicants who submit applications and

financial documents after the established deadline is contingent upon appropriations and the

availability of student aid funds. All undergraduate applicants must apply for the Federal Pell

Grant, and all Florida resident undergraduate applicants must apply for the Florida Student

Assistance Grant.

(5) The Office for Student Financial Affairs requires the completion of a

parent/student financial statement called the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

This document is produced by the Federal Department of Education. Requests for financial

assistance are recognized upon receipt, by Student Financial Affairs, of results from the need

analysis of information reported on the FAFSA, except in instances where State and Federal

regulations specify other needs analysis systems or in situations where the Office for Student

Financial Affairs agrees to accept equally reliable analysis documents.

(6) Students must notify the Office for Student Financial Affairs of any change in

their personal financial resources and that of their parents' that might have a bearing on their

financial aid award.









(7) Eligibility for postponement of payment of University fees will be based on the

projected arrival date of the resource from which fees are to be paid.

(8) Petitions for review of decisions made by the Office for Student Financial Affairs

will be accepted for the following reasons:

(a) If student or parent disagrees with a decision of the office;

(b) To provide supplemental information for purposes of amending a student's

original request.

(9) Students may request a hearing with the following committees to appeal any

action concerning their financial aid applications:

(a) Students who elect to appeal a decision concerning their failure to maintain

satisfactory academic progress in accordance with the policy established by the Student Financial

Affairs Committee may request a hearing by the Academic Progress Appeals Committee.

(b) Students who elect to appeal any other decision concerning their financial aid

award or application may request a hearing by the Student Financial Affairs Committee.



Specific Authority 240.227(1), 240.4042(2), 240.287 FS.

Law Implemented 240.437, 240.4042, 240.287 FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 4-5-77, 8-4-80, Formerly 6C1-4.28, Amended 12-28-

87, 5-23-96.









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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.029 Student Affairs: University Housing; Assignment Priorities.

Assignments priority for students to University housing space (including residence halls

and family/graduate apartments) is based upon the date on which both the completed Residence

Hall Application and a $25.00 nonrefundable application processing fee are received by the

Department of Housing and Residence Education.



Specific Authority 1001.74(1), 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(5), (6) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 8-19-79, Formerly 6C1-4.29, Amended 7-19-05.









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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.031 Student Affairs: University Single Student Housing; Requirement for Signed

Agreement.

Students occupying space in University Residence Halls are required to execute an

agreement entitled "University of Florida Department of Housing and Residence Education

Residence Hall Agreement", Form CO, CG, CBL, CB, or CPU, as appropriate, effective

December, 2004, which can be obtained from the Department of Housing and Residence

Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, and which are hereby incorporated

by reference.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(5), (6) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 8-15-78, 8-19-79, 2-11-82, 2-13-83, Formerly 6C1-

4.31, Amended 9-1-99, 5-30-04, 7-19-05.









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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.032 Student Affairs: University Apartment Housing; Requirement for Signed

Agreement.

Students and families occupying University Apartment Housing are required to execute

an agreement entitled "Single Graduate Apartment Registration Certificate," Rev. 12/04, or

"Family Housing Apartment Registration Certificate", Rev. 12/04, or University Village

Apartments Certificate, Rev. 12/04, which are available from the Department of Housing and

Residence Education, and which are hereby incorporated by reference.



Specific Authority 1001.74(4) FS.

Law Implemented 1001.74(5), (6) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 4-5-77, 8-19-79, Formerly 6C1-4.32, Amended 6-24-

99, 5-30-04, 7-19-05.









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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.035 Student Affairs: Health and Accident Insurance Requirements for Foreign

Students.

No foreign student on an F or J visa shall be permitted to register or be permitted to

continue enrollment at the University of Florida without demonstrating that he or she has

adequate medical insurance coverage for illness or accidental injury. A medical insurance policy

or certificate that restricts its use to a specific institution, hospital clinic, infirmary or other health

care agency, restricts its use to a particular locale, or provides that the insurance proceeds are not

payable in United States currency will not be deemed adequate.



Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History--New 8-15-78, Formerly 6C1-4.35, Amended 6-15-07.









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6C1-4.036 Involuntary Medical Withdrawal.

(1) The University will make reasonable accommodations for students with

disabilities as determined under applicable law. However, students are considered adults when

attending the University, and students have a responsibility to not cause harm to themselves or

others and to participate in University life safely. A student who poses a significant danger of

serious harm to himself/herself or others at the University will be involuntarily withdrawn from

the University by the Dean of Students or designee. Such action will be taken only after

appropriate consultation with the Director of the Student Health Care Center or the Director of

the University Counseling Center.

(2) A student subject to involuntary withdrawal shall be accorded:

(a) written notice of the University's decision to act under this regulation stating the

reasons for the action;

(b) the opportunity to respond to the Dean of Students or designee;

(c) the opportunity to appeal the decision to the Vice President for Student Affairs or

designee within 10 days.

(3) Should circumstances warrant, a student may be subject to an immediate

temporary withdrawal, pending a further determination. A student subject to an immediate

temporary withdrawal shall be provided notice of such withdrawal stating the reasons and an

opportunity to respond to the Dean of Students or designee as soon as reasonably possible after









such withdrawal. After so responding, the temporary withdrawal will be rescinded or made final

and notice shall be given to the student.

(4) Failure of a student to take the opportunity to respond at the time and in the

manner provided by the University shall not affect the validity of or delay any decision made

under this Regulation.

(5) A student subject to involuntary withdrawal shall receive a refund of fees as

provided in University of Florida Regulation 6C1-3.0371.

(6) A student who is involuntarily withdrawn shall have a hold placed on his/her

records, and the University may impose conditions for readmission, including but not limited to

one or more of the following:

(a) requiring the student to provide the Dean of Students or designee a complete

written assessment (using the form provided by the University) from student's treating physician

or independent licensed psychiatrist or other licensed mental health provider that the student is

ready and able to safely return to his/her educational pursuits;

(b) determination from an outside independent licensed psychiatrist or other licensed

mental health provider retained by the University that the student is ready and able to safely

return to the University;

(c) a written agreement from the student to attend and participate in any

treatment/programs/meetings to the extent recommended by student's treating physician or

licensed mental health provider and/or an independent licensed psychiatrist or other licensed

mental health provider retained by the University; and/or









(d) determination by University officials that student has met conditions for

readmission and that the University has appropriate resources to support and meet any ongoing

needs of the student.



Specific Authority BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History--New 2-11-82, Formerly 6C1-4.36, Amended 10-31-99, 9-5-08.









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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

DIVISION OF UNIVERSITIES

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.038 Student Affairs; Student, Spouse, Domestic Partner, and Dependent

Services and Benefits.

(1) Full-time students, their spouses, and qualified dependent children are eligible for

the services and benefits set forth in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs and the student

government sponsored insurance, which is available for purchase by University students.

(2) Domestic partners of full-time students who qualify under the University's

Domestic Partner Services Policy, Rev. 03/02, and their qualified dependents, are eligible for

certain services and benefits as provided in the Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs and the

student government insurance, which is available for purchase by University students. The

criteria for domestic partners of full-time students and their dependent children is also set forth in

the above documents, incorporated herein by reference.



Specific Authority 229.0081(2), 229.0082(1) F.S.

Law Implemented 229.0061(2)(e)6, 229.0081(2), 229.0082(1) F.S.

History--New 10-10-02.









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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.040 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Philosophy and Definitions.

(1) Philosophy. The University of Florida is an institution which encourages the

intellectual and personal growth of its students as scholars and citizens. As an educational

institution, the University recognizes that the transmission of knowledge, the pursuit of truth, and

the development of individuals require the free exchange of ideas on any subject whether or not

controversial, self-expression, and the challenging of beliefs and customs. The University also

endeavors to teach students to communicate effectively in all aspects of their lives and on all

manners of subjects. This often (although not always) requires respectful speech and conduct.

In order to maintain an environment where these goals that are critical for the University's

educational mission can be achieved safely and equitably, the University requires civility,

respect, and integrity in the curricular program and encourages these behaviors in other activities

among all members of the student community. Students are taught to exhibit high standards of

behavior and concern for others and are encouraged to live up to these standards.

The University strives to protect and guide the educational community by establishing,

and requires students to adhere to, a Student Honor Code, a Student Conduct Code and a student

conduct system that promote individual and social responsibility and are enforced through

University regulations. Choosing to join the University of Florida community obligates each

member to a code of responsible behavior. Individuals and student organizations are expected to

observe the policies, rules, regulations, law and requirements of the University of Florida,

municipalities and counties, the State of Florida, the United States and, when in another state or









country, that state or country. University regulations have been designed to protect individuals

and the campus community and create an environment conducive to achieving the academic

mission of the institution.

(a) Student Honor Code: Adoption and General Principles.

Preamble: In adopting this Honor Code, the students of the University of Florida

recognize that academic honesty and integrity are fundamental values of the University

community. Students who enroll at the University commit to holding themselves and their peers

to the high standard of honor required by the Honor Code. Any individual who becomes aware

of a violation of the Honor Code is bound by honor to take corrective action. Student and faculty

support are crucial to the success of the Honor Code. The quality of a University of Florida

education is dependent upon the community acceptance and enforcement of the Honor Code.

The Honor Pledge:

We, the members of the University of Florida community, pledge to hold ourselves and

our peers to the highest standards of honesty and integrity by abiding by the Honor Code.

On all work submitted for credit by students at the University of Florida, the following

pledge is either required or implied:

"On my honor, I have neither given nor received unauthorized aid in doing this

assignment."

(b) Student Conduct Code: General Principles.

The purpose of the Student Conduct Code is to set forth the specific authority and

responsibility of the University in maintaining social discipline, to establish guidelines which

facilitate an open, just, civil and safe campus community where the academic curricular program

can flourish for all students and where freedom of speech, safety, and University work and









operations are protected in those events and areas open to the public that constitute open public

fora. The purpose is also to outline the educational process for determining student and student

organization responsibility for alleged violations of University regulations. The conduct process

will follow established procedures for insuring fundamental fairness and an educational

experience that facilitates the development of the individual and of the organization.

(2) The Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code define violations, outline

conduct standards and procedures, and prescribe sanctions for violations. Provisions of the

Codes are contained in Regulations 6C1-4.040 through 6C1-4.051. Alleged violations of

campus traffic and parking regulations by students are handled by a Student Traffic Court, as

provided in Regulation 6C1-3.015.

(3) Definitions. For the purposes of Regulations 6C1-4.040 through 6C1-4.051, the

following definitions shall apply:

(a) "University campus" or "campus" shall be defined as those lands located in

Alachua County, Florida occupied or controlled 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, along with any other educational or residential facilities occupied or

controlled by the University within Alachua County, Florida, and any facilities or programs

owned, leased, or operated by the University of Florida in any location in the state of Florida and

elsewhere in the world.

(b) "University facilities" shall be defined as all buildings and other facilities,

including athletic and recreational fields, on the University campus.

(c) "University groups and organizations" shall be defined as:









1. Officially constituted colleges, schools, divisions, departments, agencies and other

corporate or organizational units which are a part of or operate on behalf of the University,

including but not limited to, direct support organizations, other affiliated organizations, and

alumni organizations officially recognized by the University, and

2. Student organizations that are officially registered or recognized by the

University, including but not limited to political groups, sponsored groups, honor societies,

registered student organizations and fraternities and sororities. "Student organization" means a

University group or organization of the type listed in this clause.

(d) "University activity" or "University program" shall be defined as an event,

program or activity that is hosted, sponsored or organized by any University group or

organization, including but not limited to student organizations. Such activities or programs

include but are not limited to coursework and other academic activities, study abroad, field trips,

retreats, social events, philanthropies, and community service events.

(e) "Faculty member" shall be defined for purposes of the Student Honor Code as

any member of the University community who has responsibility for classroom or other teaching

activities. This includes but is not limited to instructors, researchers, teaching assistants,

research assistants, graduate assistants, lab assistants, course directors and undergraduate

teaching students. For purposes of appointment to conduct committees, "faculty member" shall

be defined pursuant to Regulation 6C1-7.003.

(f) "University officials" shall be defined as employees of the University, including

faculty members, and other personnel, including but not limited to personnel in the University

Support Personnel System (USPS), Technical, Executive, Administrative, and Managerial

Support (TEAMS) and Other Personnel Services (OPS) classifications. Student employees may









be considered University officials when acting in the performance of their duties. Examples

include but are not limited to event staff, resident assistants, teaching assistants, and Preview

staff.

(g) "Student" shall be defined as any person admitted, enrolled or registered for study

at the University of Florida. Persons not officially registered or enrolled for a particular term but

who are eligible to enroll or have a continuing relationship with the University of Florida are

considered students.

(h) "Business day" shall be defined as Monday through Friday excluding official

University of Florida holidays.

(i) "Members of the University community" shall be defined as University officials,

faculty and other employees, students, and, in connection with their participation, other

individuals and entities that participate in any University activity or program.

(j) "Conduct" shall be defined to mean conduct or conduct record, or conduct

process for, the Student Honor Code and/or the Student Conduct Code, as applicable.



Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-08. Formerly 6C1-4.015, 6C1-4.017 and 6C1-4.018.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.041 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Scope and Violations.

(1) A student or student organization shall not commit a violation of the Student

Honor Code or Student Conduct Code.

(2) Scope. Disciplinary action may be imposed for violations of the Student Honor

Code or Student Conduct Code occurring at any of the following locations or activities:

(a) University campus;

(b) Housing of any University of Florida organization or group, including but not

limited to fraternity and sorority property;

(c) Activities officially approved by the University of Florida or which are sponsored

or conducted by University groups and organizations (merely notifying the University

community of an activity or opportunity does not make it a University or University group or

organization approved, sponsored or conducted activity); and

(d) Other off-campus conduct as set forth in this subsection (d):

1. When a student violates a municipal or county ordinance or violates state or

federal law or a foreign country's law by an offense committed off the university campus and

which is not associated with a University activity or program, the conduct authority of the

University will not be used merely to duplicate the penalty imposed for such an act under

applicable ordinances and laws.

2. The University may take conduct action against a student for off-campus conduct

if it is required by law to do so, if the conduct arises from University activities, or if the conduct









poses a significant threat to the safety or security of the University community, or if the conduct

poses a significant threat of undermining the University's educational process.

(3) VIOLATIONS OF THE STUDENT HONOR CODE.

(a) Plagiarism. A student shall not represent as the student's own work all or any

portion of the work of another. Plagiarism includes but is not limited to:

1. Quoting oral or written materials including but not limited to those found on the

internet, whether published or unpublished, without proper attribution.

2. Submitting a document or assignment which in whole or in part is identical or

substantially identical to a document or assignment not authored by the student.

(b) Unauthorized Use of Materials or Resources ("Cheating"). A student shall not

use unauthorized materials or resources in an academic activity. Unauthorized materials or

resources shall include:

1. Any paper or project authored by the student and presented by the student for the

satisfaction of any academic requirement if the student previously submitted substantially the

same paper or project to satisfy an academic requirement and did not receive express

authorization to resubmit the paper or project.

2. Any materials or resources prepared by another student and used without the other

student's express consent or without proper attribution to the other student.

3. Any materials or resources which the faculty member has notified the student or

the class are prohibited.

4. Use of a cheat sheet when not authorized to do so or use of any other resources or

materials during an examination, quiz, or other academic activity without the express permission









of the faculty member, whether access to such resource or materials is through a cell phone,

PDA, other electronic device, or any other means.

(c) Prohibited Collaboration or Consultation. A student shall not collaborate or

consult with another person on any academic activity unless the student has the express

authorization from the faculty member.

1. Prohibited collaboration or consultation shall include but is not limited to:

a. Collaborating when not authorized to do so on an examination, take-home test,

writing project, assignment, or course work.

b. Collaborating or consulting in any other academic or co-curricular activity after

receiving notice that such conduct is prohibited.

c. Looking at another student's examination or quiz during the time an examination

or quiz is given. Communication by any means during that time, including but not limited to

communication through text messaging, telephone, e-mail, other writing or verbally, is

prohibited unless expressly authorized.

2. It is the responsibility of the student to seek clarification on whether or not use of

materials or collaboration or consultation with another person is authorized prior to engaging in

any act of such use, collaboration or consultation. If a faculty member has authorized a student

to use materials or to collaborate or consult with another person in limited circumstances, the

student shall not exceed that authority. If the student wishes to use any materials or collaborate

or consult with another person in circumstances to which the authority does not plainly extend,

the student shall first ascertain with the faculty member whether the use of materials,

collaboration or consultation is authorized.









(d) False or Misleading Statement Relating to a Student Honor Code Violation. In

reporting an alleged Student Honor Code violation, a student shall not intentionally or in bad

faith make a false or misleading statement. During the course of a Student Honor Code

proceeding, or on final appeal following such a proceeding, a student shall not at any time make

a false or misleading statement to any person charged with investigating or deciding the

responsibility of the accused, reviewing a finding of responsibility, or determining or reviewing

the appropriateness of the sanction or sanctions to be recommended or imposed.

(e) False or Misleading Statement for the Purpose of Procuring an Academic

Advantage. A student shall not intentionally or in bad faith make a false or misleading statement

for the purpose of procuring from the person to whom the statement is made an academic

advantage for any student.

(f) Use of Fabricated or Falsified Information. A student shall not use or present

invented or fabricated information, falsified research, or other finding if the student knows or in

the exercise of ordinary care should be aware that the information, research, or other finding has

been fabricated or falsified.

(g) Interference with or Sabotage of Academic Activity. A student shall not do any

act or take any material for the purpose of interfering with or sabotaging an academic activity.

Sabotage includes, but is not limited to:

1. Removing, concealing, damaging, destroying, or stealing materials or resources

that are necessary to complete or to perform the academic activity.

2. Tampering with another student's work.









3. Stealing from another student materials or resources for the purpose of interfering

with the other student's successful completion or performance of the academic activity or of

enhancing the offending student's own completion or performance.

(h) Unauthorized Taking or Receipt of Materials or Resources to Gain an Academic

Advantage. A student shall not without express authorization take or receive materials or

resources from a faculty member for the purpose of gaining academic advantage.

(i) Unauthorized Recordings. A student shall not without express authorization from

the faculty member and, if required by law, from other participants, make or receive any

recording, including but not limited to audio and video recordings, of any class, co-curricular

meeting, organizational meeting, or meeting with a faculty member.

(j) Bribery. A student shall not offer, give, receive, or solicit a bribe of money,

materials, goods, services or anything of value for the purpose of procuring or providing an

academic advantage.

(k) Submission of Paper or Academic Work Purchased or Obtained from an Outside

Source. A student shall not submit as his or her own work a paper or other academic work in

any form that was purchased or otherwise obtained from an outside source. An outside

source includes but is not limited to a commercial vendor of research papers, a file of research

papers or tests maintained by a student organization or other body or person, or any other source

of papers or of academic work.

(1) Conspiracy to Commit Academic Dishonesty. A student shall not conspire with

any other person to commit an act that violates the Student Honor Code.

(4) VIOLATIONS OF THE STUDENT CONDUCT CODE.

(a) Causing Physical or Other Harm to any Person.









1. Conduct causing physical injury or endangering another's health or safety, which

includes, but is not limited to, acts of physical violence, assault, and relationship or domestic

violence.

2. Actions causing physical injury or endangering one's own health or safety. Also

refer to Regulation 6C1- 4.036.

(b) Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct.

1. Sexual assault. Any sexual act or attempt to engage in any sexual act with

another person without the consent of the other person or in circumstances in which the person is

unable, due to age, disability, or alcohol/chemical or other impairment, to give consent.

2. Sexual misconduct. Any intentional intimate touching of another without the

consent of the other person or in circumstances in which the person is unable, due to age,

disability, or alcohol/chemical or other impairment, to give consent.

3. It is the responsibility of the person initiating sexual activity to make sure the

other person is capable of consenting to that activity. Consent is given by an affirmative verbal

response or acts that are unmistakable in their meaning. Consent to one form of sexual activity

does not mean consent is given to another type of activity.

(c) Harassment.

1. Harassment or threats. Verbal or written threats, coercion or any other conduct

that by design, intent or recklessness places another individual in reasonable fear of physical

harm through words or actions directed at that person, or creates a hostile environment in which

others are unable reasonably to conduct or participate in work, education, research, living, or

other activities, including but not limited to stalking, cyber-stalking, and racial harassment.









2. Sexual harassment. Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for favors, and/or

other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when:

a. Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or

condition of an individual's employment or status in a university activity, or

b. Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by an individual is used as the basis

for employment or decisions affecting such individual's employment or status in a University

activity, or

c. Such conduct has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual's work or

academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive employment or academic

environment; or

d. Such conduct is otherwise unlawful.

(d) Obscene Behavior. Conduct or behavior that the student knows or should know is

reasonably likely to be considered obscene under the standards of the local community. Such

behavior includes but is not limited to public exposure of one's own sexual organs and

voyeurism, including but not limited to video voyeurism.

(e) Hazing. Any action or situation that recklessly, by design, or intentionally

endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for any purpose including but not

limited to initiation or admission into or affiliation with any student group or organization. In

such an instance, hazing occurs if an individual or group:

1. Causes or attempts to cause physical injury or other harm to a student including

but not limited to emotional distress, or engages in any conduct which presents a threat to the

student's health or safety, which shall include but not be limited to any brutality of a physical

nature, such as whipping, beating, branding, exposure to the elements, forced consumption of









any food, alcohol, drug, or other substance, or other forced physical activity that could adversely

affect the physical or physical and mental health or safety of the student, and any activity that

would subject the student to extreme mental stress, such as sleep deprivation, forced sexual

conduct, and forced exclusion from social contact.

2. Engages in an action or activity which has a tendency to or which is intended to

demean, disgrace, humiliate, or degrade a student, which shall include but not be limited to,

forced conduct that could result in extreme embarrassment, or other forced activity that could

adversely affect the mental health or dignity of the student.

3. Conduct that by design, intent or recklessness causes a student to be unable

reasonably to pursue, or interferes with or attempts to interfere with a student's academic

schedule or performance; or

4. Causes, induces, pressures, coerces, or requires a student to violate the law or to

violate any provision of University of Florida regulations.

In response to allegations of hazing under this regulation it is not a defense that:

a. The victim gave consent to the conduct.

b The conduct was not part of an official organizational event or sanctioned or

approved by the organization.

c. The conduct was not done as a condition of membership in the organization.

(f) Firearms or Other Weapons Violations. Possession, use, sale, or distribution of

any firearm, ammunition, weapon or similar device not explicitly permitted under Regulation

6C1-2.001. Prohibited devices include, but are not limited to, stun guns, pellet guns, BB guns,

paintball guns, slingshots, archery equipment, any dangerous chemical or biological agent, or









any object or material, including but not limited to knives, capable of causing, and used by the

offending person to cause, or to threaten physical harm.

(g) Fire Safety Violations.

1. Causing a fire or explosion. Conduct that causes or attempts to cause a fire or

explosion, or falsely reporting a fire, explosion, or an explosive device.

2. Tampering with fire safety equipment. Tampering with fire safety equipment, or

failure to evacuate during a fire alarm on the University campus, University facility or at any

University activity.

3. Fireworks. Possession and/or use of fireworks, including but not limited to

sparklers, or explosives of any kind on the University campus, at a University facility or at any

University activity.

(h) Drug Violations.

1. Use, possession, manufacturing, distribution, or sale of marijuana, heroin,

narcotics, or any other controlled substance which is prohibited by law. Intentionally or

recklessly inhaling or ingesting substances (e.g., nitrous oxide, glue, paint, etc.) that will alter a

student's mental state is also prohibited.

2. Use of a prescription drug if the prescription was not issued to the student, or the

distribution or sale of a prescription drug to a person to whom the prescription was not originally

issued.

3. Possession of drug paraphernalia including but not limited to bongs or glass pipes.

(i) Alcohol Beverages Violations.

1. Under-age possession or consumption. Possession or consumption of alcoholic

beverages by a student before his or her twenty-first birthday.









2. Public intoxication. Appearing at a University activity or on the University

campus in a state of intoxication.

3. Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance. Operation of a motor

vehicle while impaired or with a blood alcohol or breath alcohol level at or above the applicable

legal limit (which is .08 or above as of July 1, 2008).

4. Distribution or sale of alcoholic beverage. Distribution or sale of an alcoholic

beverage to any person before his or her twenty-first birthday.

5. Possession of common source containers. Unless explicitly approved by the

Division of Student Affairs for a particular occasion, possession or use of kegs, mini kegs, beer

balls or other common source containers of alcoholic beverages such as trash cans, tubs or

similar containers of alcohol, when such possession or use occurs on campus, in the housing of

any University of Florida organization or group, or in connection with a University activity.

6. Excessive rapid consumption. Regardless of age of those involved, facilitating,

arranging, or participating in any extreme alcohol consumption activity that constitutes,

facilitates, or encourages competitive, rapid or excessive consumption of alcohol when such

activity occurs on campus, in the housing of any University of Florida organization or group, or

in connection with a University activity. Examples of such prohibited extreme activities include,

without limitation, keg standing, alcohol luges, and drinking games.

7. Any other violation of the Alcoholic Beverages Regulation, Regulation 6C 1-

2.019.

(j) Conduct Disruptive to the University Community. Conduct that is disruptive to

the University's educational objectives, to its operations, or to its officials, staff, and faculty in









the performance of their work, or to any other aspect of its mission. Disruptive conduct includes,

but is not limited to:

1. Disruption of a University activity.

a. In accordance with First Amendment speech rights within a designated public

forum, when the University chooses to open its campus for such an event that is open to the

public for speech, disruption by an attendee who is not staffing or acting on behalf of the

University at the event does not include the use of 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.

This is often (but not always) fostered by respectful conduct and speech. However, the language

used by the featured speaker or an attendee at such an open public event is a personal choice,

pursuant to First Amendment speech rights within designated public fora. This provision does

not protect speech that, alone or in combination with any conduct, is obscene or constitutes or is

likely to provoke or incite violence, an unsafe condition, an illegal action, or conduct that

violates another provision of the University's regulations. Graduation and other University

ceremonies, class or curricular activities, and other activities that do not constitute designated

public fora (where the University does not intend to open a public forum for free public speech)

are not covered by this clause a.

2. Disruption of a class or curricular activity. Classroom or other academic

workplace behavior that interferes with either (a) the instructor's authority or ability to conduct

the class or (b) the ability of other students to benefit from the instructional program.

3. Any other violation of Regulation 6C1-1.008.

4. Violation of the Campus Demonstration Regulation, Regulation 6C1-2.002.









5. Conduct which is disorderly or a breach of the peace under law.

(k) Misuse or Unauthorized Possession or Use of Public or Private Property.

1. Theft. Taking or unauthorized use or possession of public or private property or

unauthorized use or acquisition of services.

2. Destroying, damaging, or littering of any property. Conduct that destroys,

damages, or litters any property of the University or any property of an individual or group.

3. Misuse of identification card. Misuse of the identification number or card issued

to a student through alteration, forgery or duplication, or through use of an identification card that

has not been issued to the user. It is also a violation to grant or authorize use by a third party of

one's own identification number or card for any purpose except to obtain student block seating in

accordance with University Athletic Association procedures for student block seating.

4. Unauthorized sale of student tickets. Unauthorized sale or purchase of student

tickets on University campus to any University of Florida function or event.

(1) Misuse or Unauthorized Use of University Computer Resources.

1. Any action without authorization from the University that does, or causes a

person to, access, use, modify, destroy, disclose or take data, programs or supporting

documentation residing in or relating in any way to a University of Florida computer, computer

system or computer network or causes the denial of computer system services to an authorized

user of such system.

2. A violation of copyright law including but not limited to unauthorized

downloading or facilitating others to download copyrighted music and films without

authorization.









3. Any other violation of the Policies on Information Technology, Regulation 6C1-

1.0102.

4. The use of the University's computer resources to violate any law or University

regulation or Board of Governors' regulation.

(m) Unauthorized Entry to University Facilities. Unauthorized access or entry to

University property, buildings, structures or facilities or the residence facilities or property of

any member of the University community. Unauthorized possession, duplication or use of keys

or access cards for any such property.

(n) Furnishing False Information. Furnishing false or misleading information to the

University or to any University official. This includes but is not limited to forging documents or

other data, or omitting facts which are material to the purpose for which the information is

submitted.

(o) Unauthorized Electronic or Digital Recording.

1. Unauthorized recording of personal conversations, meetings, or activities.

2. Unauthorized recording of a class or of organizational or University meetings. To

obtain the required authorization, the student or student organization must obtain express

authority from the University official, faculty member, student organization, member of

University personnel, or other University representative in charge of the class, meeting, or

activity. A student or student organization accused of violating this section has the burden of

showing such express authority. The foregoing shall not apply to any recording authorized by

the Florida Sunshine Law or any other law.


(p) Violation of University Policy. Violation of any regulation or policy of the

University of Florida, the Florida Board of Governors, or the State of Florida. Applicable









policies include but are not limited to the University of Florida Department of Housing and

Residence Education Community Standards, available in the Department of Housing and

Residence Education, and the Gator Fan's Code of Conduct, available at the University Athletic

Association.

(q) Violation of Law. Violation of any municipal or county ordinance, any law,

regulation, or requirement of the State of Florida, the United States or, when in another state or

country, that state or country. Such violation includes but is not limited to urination in public,

electronic stalking, and any other violation of law, regulation or governmental requirement.

(r) Obstruction of the University Conduct Process. Interference with or obstruction

of the student conduct process, including without limitation failure to appear at a hearing, failure

to testify at a hearing, violating and/or failure to complete conduct sanctions.

(s) Failure to Comply with Directive. Failure to comply with a directive of law

enforcement or a University official.

(t) Complicity in Violating the Student Conduct Code. Attempting, aiding,

encouraging, facilitating, abetting, conspiring, hiring, or being an accessory to any act prohibited

by this code. This violation is included in each other violation and need not be separately cited

in a charge.

(5) Intoxication or impairment because of alcohol, drugs, chemicals or other

substances is not a defense to a violation of the Student Honor Code or Student Conduct Code.



Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-08. Formerly 6C1-4.016 and 6C1-4.017.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


6C1-4.042 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Resolution Options,

Procedures for Reviews and Hearings.

(1) Student Honor Code: Resolution Options.

(a) For students charged with violations of the Student Honor Code, the following are

the options available to resolve the matter:

1. Regardless of college, the Faculty/Student Honor Code Resolution Process,

Regulation 6C1-4.042(b), if the student is admitting responsibility, it is a first violation of the

Student Honor Code and the faculty member determines the conduct alleged would not warrant

probation, suspension or expulsion.

2. Health Science Center Student Conduct Committee, Regulation 6C1-4.0433, for

students who are enrolled in the Health Science Center colleges.

3. College of Law Honor Committee, Regulation 6C1-4.0434, for students enrolled

in the Levin College of Law.

4. Student Conduct Committee, Regulation 6C1-4.0431, for all other cases involving

the Student Honor Code.

(b) Faculty/Student Honor Code Resolution Process.

1. When a student is alleged to have violated the Student Honor Code, the faculty

member involved shall confirm with the Dean of Students Office that the violation would be a

first violation and no circumstances require the imposition of a sanction other than a reduced or

failing grade and an educational requirement specified in Regulation 6C1-4.047.









2. The faculty member will meet with the student and determine if a conduct

proceeding is warranted. The faculty member may request that the department chair or other

appropriate University official attend this meeting as a witness. The faculty member may

impose a sanction of a written reprimand, a grade penalty on the assignment in question, a grade

penalty for the course and/or an appropriate educational requirement as specified in Regulation

6C1-4.047. If a sanction is imposed, the matter is resolved when the student and faculty member

reach agreement as to the sanction.

3. The student's agreement to a sanction shall constitute a waiver of all other

available adjudicatory procedures or appeals.

4. The faculty member shall forward a copy of the agreement with the student's

signature to the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee.

5. The faculty member involved shall refer the matter to the Director of Student

Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee rather than take action if disciplinary action may be

warranted and it appears that:

a. The violation would not be a first offense;

b. A sanction such as probation, suspension, or expulsion would be warranted; or

c. The student does not agree to the sanction proposed by the faculty member

involved.

(c) A student who is charged with a Student Honor Code violation by a faculty

member and who does not agree to accept the faculty member's sanction or for whom the faculty

resolution process is not appropriate, as stated above, shall be informed by the Director of

Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution of which hearing body will hear the case: the Student

Conduct Committee, the Health Science Center Student Conduct Committee or the College of









Law Honor Committee. The Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee

may hear the case if the student accepts responsibility and the student chooses to have the

Director or designee hear the case. If a hearing body is unable to conduct a hearing within the

time provided under Regulation 6C1-4.042, the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict

Resolution or designee may reassign the matter to another hearing body or person pursuant to

section 6C1-4.042(10).

(d) A student shall not be permitted to drop or withdraw from the course once

informed of an alleged Student Honor Code violation. Any course that is dropped or from which

the student has withdrawn in violation of this restriction shall be reinstated until the charges are

resolved. If the student is found not responsible for a Student Honor Code violation, the student

is free to withdraw from the course as long as the case was initiated prior to the published

deadline to withdraw. A student found responsible but receiving only a penalty for the

assignment in question may drop or withdraw from the course if the case was initiated prior to

the deadline to withdraw from the course. A student who receives a course grade penalty is not

permitted to withdraw from the course.

(2) Student Conduct Code: Resolution Options.

(a) For students charged with violations of the Student Conduct Code, the following

are the options available to resolve the case:

1. Health Science Center Student Conduct Committee for cases involving violations

of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or any other applicable

patient confidentiality laws under Regulation 6C1-4.0433. Where the student conduct case also

involves other conduct, Regulation 6C1-4.042(5) shall apply.









2. For cases alleging violations of the Student Conduct Code involving the

Department of Housing and Residence Education Community Standards or cases alleging

violations of the Student Conduct Code occurring within University housing, the options set

forth in Regulation 6C1-4.0432 shall apply. Where the student conduct case also involves other

conduct, Regulation 6C1-4.042(5) shall apply.

3. For other cases, the following options apply:

a. Administrative review or hearing by an administrator from the Office of Student

Conduct and Conflict Resolution, or

b. Student Conduct Committee, or that Committee's Chairperson or designee, under

Regulation 6C1-4.0431.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (2)(c) below, students charged with less serious

violations may choose administrative review or an administrator or conduct committee hearing

and students charged with more serious violations will choose between an administrator or

conduct committee hearing. Students who do not dispute the allegations of a more serious

violation may also choose administrative review. Less serious violations are those violations

which, if proven, would not result in removal from housing, suspension, or expulsion in the

opinion of the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee.

(c) A student who has pled guilty, been adjudicated guilty, been convicted or who has

otherwise received a verdict of guilt in a criminal court of law regarding, in whole or in part, the

same conduct for which the student is charged under the Student Conduct Code, may be found in

violation of subsection (3)(q) of Regulation 6C1-4.041 and/or may be found responsible for

other applicable violations on the basis of that plea, guilty verdict, adjudication of guilt and/or

conviction. Any such student shall be afforded the opportunity to participate in an administrative









review by an administrator in the office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution in

accordance with paragraph (2)(a)3.a of this regulation. Section 6C1-4.042(6)(a), (6)(b)1,

(6)(b)2, (6)(b)4, and (6)(b)5, (8), (9) and (10) shall apply. Notwithstanding any other provision

of this regulation, this administrative review shall be the only applicable process to resolve such

Student Conduct Code case unless the case also involves other conduct, in which event

Regulation 6C1-4.042(5) shall apply.

During the administrative review, the charged student's prior plea, plea agreement,

adjudication of guilt and/or conviction may be regarded by the administrator as substantial

evidence of the charged student's responsibility for the alleged violation of the Student Conduct

Code; however the student will also be allowed to present any mitigating facts or circumstances

to the reviewing administrator who shall determine how such facts and circumstances may be

presented and the weight they should be accorded. The administrator shall consider the

information presented by the student in determining the student's responsibility for the alleged

violation and in imposing sanctions.

(3) Expedited Hearings. Notwithstanding anything contained in this regulation to the

contrary (other than subsection 6C1-4.042(2)(c) which shall govern applicable cases), in the

event a student is charged with a violation of the Student Honor Code or Student Conduct Code,

which, if proven, would not warrant a penalty in excess of two semesters probation or a failing

grade in the opinion of the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee, and

the student does not waive his or her right to a hearing before the appropriate administrator or

hearing body as provided in this regulation, the hearing may be held before the chairperson of

the appropriate committee, the Assistant Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, or

the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution rather than before the full committee









panel provided that the accused student does not object in writing to such person hearing the

matter. The objection must be given to the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution

on or before the deadline in the notice to the student.

(4) Student Organizations: Resolution Options.

(a) A student may be held accountable as an individual under the Student Honor

Code or the Student Conduct Code for his or her conduct, whether the student is acting in an

individual capacity or the student is acting as a member of a student organization or non-

University group. The fact that a student organization or group requires or encourages a

student's conduct is not an excuse for the student's violation of the Student Honor Code or

Student Conduct Code. See Regulation 6C1-4.042(4)(c) for when a student organization is

accountable for individual students' conduct.

(b) For a student organization charged with a violation of the Student Honor Code or

the Student Conduct Code, the following are options available to resolve the case:

1. Hearing before the Greek Conduct Committee for all cases involving a fraternity

or sorority chapter that is a member of the Inter-fraternity Council, the Panhellenic Council, the

National Pan-Hellenic Council or the Multicultural Greek Council, under Regulation 6C1-

4.0435.

2. All other student organizations will be referred to the Student Conduct Committee

for a hearing.

3. Notwithstanding any other provision of this regulation, student organizations that

do not dispute the charges may request administrative review by the Director of Student Conduct

and Conflict Resolution or designee, and such administrative review will be available if the

Director and student organization agree.









(c) The following criteria will be used to determine if a student organization is to be

held collectively responsible for the actions or omissions of individuals when the actions or

omissions result in a violation of the Student Honor Code or the Student Conduct Code by those

associated with the student organization:

1. The action or omission resulting in the violation has received the tacit or overt

consent or encouragement of the student organization or any leader of an area or function of the

student organization or any officer of the student organization;

2. The student organization or any such leader or officer of the student organization

failed to take reasonable precautions against the action or omission resulting in the conduct

violation; or

3. The student organization overtly places or tacitly allows members of the student

organization or other persons to be in a position to act (and these persons do reasonably appear to

be acting) on behalf or with authority of the organization.


4. "Tacit consent or encouragement" and "tacitly allows" means consent or

encouragement that is implied because the student organization, officer or leader knows or

intentionally acts to avoid knowledge (or under the facts and circumstances should know) that a

violation will occur or is occurring, and fails to take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the

violation from occurring or continuing.


(5) Conflict of jurisdiction. In the event that a matter involving student or student

organization conduct may be within the jurisdiction of more than one review or hearing authority

or body and/or process, the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee

shall determine which review or hearing authority shall hear or review the matter.









(6) Nature of Conduct Proceedings and Basic Rights.

(a) The purpose and context of the student conduct process and sanctions imposed,

including but not limited to reviews and hearings hereunder, are educational and not adversarial

in nature. Thus, staff involved in student conduct proceedings, whether involving individual

students or student organizations, may perform various functions in the proceedings. For

example, without limitation, the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or

designee may provide the notice of charges, provide information to a hearing body, and act as the

administrative liaison and procedure, regulation and policy advisor to the hearing body during

the hearing and deliberations, but shall not be a member of the committee or vote on the

committee's recommendation.

(b) The basic rights accorded to students and student organizations in conduct

proceedings, whether through an administrative review or a hearing conducted by an

administrator or a hearing body (i.e., administrator, Student Conduct Committee, Greek Conduct

Committee, Health Science Center Conduct Committee, College of Law Honor Committee, or

Chair of a Committee), are:

1. To be given notice of the charges. A student or student organization who is

charged with a Student Honor Code violation to be heard by the Student Conduct Committee or

the Health Science Center Student Conduct Committee or College of Law Honor Committee or

the Greek Conduct Committee or is charged with a Student Conduct Code violation shall be

given notice of charges and procedures for requesting a hearing or review, as applicable. Any

notice under this regulation is deemed given if it is hand delivered to the student, sent to the

student's local address in the Registrar's records or permanent address if no local address is

listed, or sent to the student's official University of Florida email address. For student









organizations, the notice shall be deemed given if it is hand delivered to the student who is the

last known president of the organization as reflected in the Office of Student Activities' records,

sent to the local address of the student who is the last known president of the organization as that

address is reflected in the Registrar's records or permanent address if no local address is listed,

or sent to the student's official University email address. The student or student organization

shall be given an opportunity to schedule an informational meeting with the Director of Student

Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee at a time and place feasible to and determined by

the Director. Failure of the student or student organization to take this opportunity to meet shall

not require a delay or affect the validity of the proceeding which, in such event, shall be arranged

and the type of proceeding shall be determined by the Director or designee.

a. The notice shall be issued at least ten (10) business days prior to the date of the

review or hearing unless the notice period is waived in writing by the charged student or student

organization.

b. In the event the student or student organization fails to appear at the review or

hearing pursuant to the notice issued, such failure shall not require a delay or affect the validity

of the proceeding. In such event, the administrator designated to review or hear the case or the

hearing body shall conduct the proceeding in the student's or student organization's absence, and

the reviewing or hearing administrator or body will make a decision based on the information

made available at the proceeding.

2. To be given the opportunity to review the materials, information and other

evidence against the student or student organization at a time and place feasible to and

determined by the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee. The student

or student organization has the responsibility to check the relevant file in the office of the









Director of Student Conduct and Dispute Resolution or the Coordinator of Residential Jusicial

Programs, (through seven business days) before the hearing or review. The failure of the student

or student organization to review such materials, information and other evidence when given

such opportunity shall not require a delay or affect the validity of the proceedings. Information

that is not made available at least 7 days before the hearing or review without bad faith may be

presented for the first time at the hearing or review. In such event, if the student or student

organization or the University requests a suspension, the proceeding will be suspended for a

minimum of seven days or a shorter suspension period if the party requesting suspension agrees.

3. To be given the opportunity to be heard and present materials relevant to the

student's or student organization's defense at a time and place feasible to and determined by the

Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee. The failure of the student or

student organization to take advantage of such opportunity shall not require a delay or affect the

validity of the proceedings.

4. To be free from compulsory self-incrimination in connection with conduct that is,

or could be under applicable law, the subject of criminal charges. The student's or student

organization's choice not to speak or present evidence shall not require a delay or affect the

validity of the proceedings.

5. To be allowed to have an advisor present at an administrative review or hearing at

the student's or student organization's own expense and initiative. It is the student's or

organization's responsibility to identify an advisor and make appropriate arrangements for him

or her to attend the proceeding. The advisor may advise the student or student organization but

shall not speak for or present the case for the student or student organization or otherwise

participate directly in the proceeding. An advisor's attempt to participate in a review or hearing









by speaking, presenting information or otherwise intervening in the proceeding is grounds for the

advisor being required to leave. In such event, the hearing or review will continue without the

advisor present, and the advisor's absence shall not require a delay or affect the validity of the

proceedings. Failure of the advisor to attend a review or hearing also shall not require a delay or

affect the validity of the proceedings.

(7) Additional Procedures for Hearings.

(a) The charged student or student organization may arrange at its expense and

initiative to have witnesses at a hearing. The failure to call a witness or the failure of any witness

to appear shall not require a delay or affect the validity of the proceedings. Information provided

by a witness who is not called or does not appear at the hearing may be considered in the process

if the administrator or hearing body determines the information to be reliable as provided in 6C1-

4.042(8). The charged student or student organization shall have the right (i) to address any

information provided in the hearing record by any witness who is present or not present at the

hearing (ii) to provide information on the veracity of a witness who is present or whose

information is presented at the hearing, and (iii) to present questions to be asked of any witness

who is present at the hearing by the administrator conducting the hearing or the chair of the

hearing body. Regulation 6C1-4.051 shall also apply.

(b) Hearings before hearing bodies will be recorded. However, recording failures

that occur notwithstanding good faith attempts shall not require a delay or affect the validity of

the proceedings, but in such event the hearing body chair or designee will prepare a written

summary of the hearing.









(c) A conduct hearing is an opportunity for a student to challenge the content of the

student's educational record and is closed unless the charged student requests an open hearing a

minimum of five (5) business days before the hearing and all student witnesses agree in writing.

(8) Decisions in student conduct proceedings, whether under the Student Honor Code

or Student Conduct Code shall be based upon a preponderance of the evidence (more likely than

not) standard. The rules of evidence and procedure that apply in a court proceeding do not apply

to student conduct proceedings. Information (including hearsay) that supports factual findings

required for the ultimate decision in a student conduct proceeding shall be the kind of

information upon which reasonable, prudent persons would rely in the conduct of their affairs.

Regulation 6C1-4.042(9) applies to the ultimate decision.

(9) In reviews and hearings conducted by administrators, the administrator will

determine whether the student or student organization is responsible and shall determine which

sanction or sanctions should be imposed in accordance with Regulation 6C1-4.047. In hearings

conducted by a committee, the hearing body will recommend a decision and any appropriate

sanction or sanctions to the Dean of Students or designee who will make the decision. Although

the rules of evidence do not apply, the ultimate decision in a student conduct matter will not be

based exclusively on hearsay that would not be admissible in a civil court proceeding. Written

notice of the decision and any sanctions) to be imposed shall be provided by the Dean of

Students or designee to the charged student or student organization.

(10) The general guideline for the timing for conducting a review or hearing in student

or student organization Student Honor Code or Student Conduct Code cases is sixty (60)

business days from the date the case is referred to the hearing or reviewing body or person. If

the sixty (60) days has not expired at the conclusion of the fall or spring semester or the process









begins by notice of the allegation given during a summer term, and any primary individual in the

case (including without limitation the charged student, any victim, or any witness) is unavailable

for a review or hearing, the running of the sixty (60) day period may be tolled by the Director of

the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee until the first day of class for the

following fall or spring semester. In the event the hearing or reviewing committee or

administrator is unable to conduct the hearing or review within this time frame, then, if the

Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee deems it reasonable and

feasible to reassign the case after consulting with the hearing or reviewing committee or

administrator, the Director or designee may reassign the case to a different hearing body or

hearing or reviewing administrator for a timely resolution. The Director or designee shall notify

the student in writing whether or not the case will be reassigned, provided that any decision to

reassign is subject to the consent of the charged student or student organization. If the Director

or designee decides not to reassign the case, the charged student or student organization may

appeal the Director's or designee's decision not to reassign the case, in writing, to the Dean of

Students or designee within five (5) business days after being notified of the decision. The

decision of the Dean of Students or designee shall be final.



Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-08. Formerly 6C1-4.013, 6C1-4.016, 6C1-4.017 and 6C1-4.022.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


6C1-4.0431 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Student Conduct Committee.

(1) The Student Conduct Committee, composed of students, faculty and staff, is

appointed by the Vice President of Student Affairs for the purpose of hearing cases concerning

alleged violations of the Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code. Members serve for a

period of one year and may be reappointed. Recommendations for the appointment of members

are made by the President of the Student Body, faculty members, administrators, and others to

the Vice President for Student Affairs.

(2) A hearing panel is comprised of seven (7) members. Five (5) members constitute

a quorum. One member of the hearing panel must be a faculty or staff member, and a majority

of the panel must be student members. Staff of the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict

Resolution will not serve on a hearing panel. The Director of Student Conduct and Conflict

Resolution or designee will serve as an administrative liaison to the panel and shall not be a

member of the panel. The administrative liaison will convene members of the committee to

serve as a hearing panel, provide relevant information to the panel, and advise the panel

throughout the hearing process.

(3) The Student Conduct Committee shall hear the case and submit a written report to

the Dean of Students or designee. The written report will contain findings of facts and

recommended sanctions, if any. If the student is found responsible for the violation or violations,

the committee shall recommend one or more sanctions as provided in Regulation 6C1-4.047.

The Dean of Students or designee may adopt, reject or modify the Board's findings and

recommendations.












Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.
History: New 9-24-08. Formerly 6C1-4.019.









REGULATION OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


6C1-4.0432 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Violations in University

Housing.

(1) The Coordinator of Residential Judicial Programs, in consultation with the

Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, shall determine who hears cases as well as

the sanctioning authority of the various housing staff members not to include the authority to

impose any sanction more serious than a transfer within University Housing. These persons

shall be listed in the Department of Housing and Resident Education Community Standards,

which are available on-line at the Department of Housing and Residence Education website.

(2) A student accused of a violation of any Department of Housing and Residence

Education Community Standard and/or a violation of the Student Conduct Code occurring in

University housing, who, in the opinion of the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict

Resolution or designee, if found responsible, would not receive a sanction more severe than

reprimand, conduct probation, transfer from one residence area to another in University Housing,

restitution, or other appropriate educational sanctions commensurate with the offense, or any

combination of the above, may choose:

(a) an administrative review before the Coordinator of Residential Judicial Programs

or designee; or

(b) an administrative hearing before the Coordinator of Residential Judicial Programs

or designee; or

(c) a hearing before the Student Conduct Committee

(3) A student accused of a violation of any Department of Housing and Residence









Education Community Standard who, in the opinion of the Director of Student Conduct and

Conflict Resolution or designee, if found responsible, may receive sanctions up to probation and

removal from University Housing, shall choose between:

(a) an administrative hearing before the Coordinator of Residential Judicial Programs

or designee or the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee, or

(b) a hearing before the Student Conduct Committee; or

(c) At the discretion of the Coordinator, Director, or respective designee(s), an

administrative review before the Coordinator of Residential Judicial Programs or designee or the

Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee.

(4) Cases which may warrant a sanction of suspension or expulsion shall be

forwarded to the Dean of Students Office for an administrative hearing or a hearing before the

Student Conduct Committee or, if the student accepts responsibility, an administrative review.




Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-08. Formerly 6C1-4.021.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.0433 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Health Science Center Student
Conduct Committee.

(1) The purpose of the Health Science Center Student Conduct Committee is to

resolve alleged violations of the Student Honor Code and violations of the Health Insurance

Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or any other applicable law concerning patient

privacy within the Health Science Center colleges. The Vice President for Student Affairs shall

appoint four faculty members and two student members from each of the six Health Science

Center colleges as members of the committee. Faculty appointed to this committee shall serve

for two years. Students appointed to this committee shall serve for one year.

(2) A hearing panel will be composed of the following: two faculty members and one

student member from the college of the charged student, and one faculty member and one

student from another Health Science Center college. A quorum for the hearing panel is reached

when there are three panel members present for a hearing: two members from the college of the

accused student and one member from another Health Science Center college. The Director of

Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee will serve as an administrative liaison to

the panel. The administrative liaison will convene members of the committee to serve as a

hearing panel, provide information to the panel, and advise the panel throughout the hearing

process.

(3) If the student is determined responsible for the violation or violations, the panel

shall recommend one or more sanctions as provided in Regulation 6C1-4.047, to the Dean of

Students or designee. The Dean or designee may adopt, reject or modify the panel's findings and

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recommendations. See Regulation 6C1-4.048 regarding appeals.


Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-08. Formerly 6C1-4.0211.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


6C1-4.0434 Law School Honor System.

(1) STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY AND DEFINITIONS

(a) The University of Florida College of Law Honor System (hereinafter "Honor

Code"), a part of the University of Florida Student Honor Code, represents a commitment by

students to adhere to the highest degree of ethical integrity. Each student who joins the College

of Law community is assumed to be trustworthy unless and until proven otherwise.

(b) Students at the College of Law benefit from the Student Honor Code because

teaching and learning flourish best in an environment where mutual trust and respect form the

bedrock of relationships within the community. The Student Honor Code helps create a

community in which students can maximize their intellectual and academic potential.

(c) The Student Honor Code reminds all members of the law school community that

success obtained through dishonest means is no success at all. Moreover, attendance at the

College of Law is every student's first step in becoming a member of the legal profession.

Essential to the well being of the legal profession is the presence of a sense of honor and ethical

integrity among its members. The Student Honor Code is therefore an integral part of proper and

complete professional training.

(d) The Student Honor Code furthers the goal of the College of Law to serve the

public and the profession by producing attorneys dedicated to promoting justice, excellence, and

respect for the law. The success of the Student Honor Code depends upon the diligence with

which members of the College of Law community ensure that they, as well as others, uphold the

letter and spirit of the Student Honor Code.









(e) The Student Honor Code at the University of Florida College of Law addresses

seven main issues: Violations of the Student Honor Code, the Honor Committee, Student Honor

Code Proceedings, Sanctioning Guidelines, Review and Imposition of Sanctions; Review of the

Hearing Process; and Final Appeal by Student to the University of Florida Office of the Vice

President for Student Affairs.

(f) Definitions.

As used in the Student Honor Code, the following words have the following meanings:

1. "Academic Activity" shall mean: [i] any assigned work or project used to

determine academic credit, including (but not limited to) an examination, writing project, take-

home test, or other project; or [ii] any competition, activity, or project sponsored or sanctioned

by the University in which the student participates for the purpose of gaining an academic

advantage.

2. "Academic advantage" shall mean [i]any potential benefit to a student's

academic or professional standing or to the student's prestige within the University community,

including (but not limited to) academic credit or honors, or an award or other recognition of

excellence in a particular academic or professional field or endeavor (including selection for

membership in an organization related to the field or profession); or [ii] or a waiver, extension,

release, or excuse from academic requirements, sanctions, or penalties.

3. "Accusation" shall mean a report of an alleged violation which has been

determined to fall within the scope of the Student Honor Code and which merits further action by

the Honor Committee.

4. "Appropriate Sanction" shall mean a sanction or combination of sanctions that is

specifically designed to be appropriate to a specific violation of the Student Honor Code









according to the guidelines of Section (5).

5. "Bad Faith" shall mean intentional falsity of a statement or reckless or careless

indifference to the truth or falsity of a statement.

6. "Chair" shall mean the Chairperson of the Student Honor Committee or, if the

Chair is unable to act, the Vice-Chair and the Secretary in succession.

7. "Faculty Advisor" shall mean the faculty representative appointed by the Dean to

serve on the Student Honor Committee.

8. "Faculty Member" shall mean a person engaged in teaching a course at the

College of Law and includes an adjunct faculty member.

9. "Full Restitution" shall mean compensation to the University for the actual cost of

repair or replacement of damaged property or for other monetary loss caused by the student's

violation of the Student Honor Code.

10. "Student Honor Code Proceeding" shall mean a proceeding governed by the

Student Honor Code, and includes a review pursuant to Section (6).

11. "Student Honor Code Violation" shall mean prohibited conduct as defined in

Regulation 6C1-4.041.

12. "Student Honor Committee" shall mean the committee of individuals who

administer the Student Honor Code as defined in Section (3).

13. "Material" shall mean any material related to a specific academic or co-curricular

activity (including, but not limited to, course notes, textbooks, treatises, course packets, briefs,

annotated statutes, or articles in a review or journal) whether published or unpublished and

whether authored by a student or another person and includes academic material available only

in digital format or through the internet.









14. "Procedure Manual" shall mean the documents consisting of the administrative

and procedural regulations promulgated by the Student Honor Committee.

15. "Reported violation" shall mean an unproven allegation of misconduct received

by the Student Honor Committee or the College of Law.

16. "Resource" shall mean any device or technology providing access to information,

including (but not limited to) a device such as a computer, computer program, radio, video or

audio recording device, calculator or communication device; or any document or publication

providing information, including (but not limited to) a printed or electronic publication or

website.

17. "Review Board" shall mean the group of individuals charged with reviewing

certain actions of the Student Honor Committee as described in Section (6).

18. "Representation" shall mean any written or oral statement or any act by a student

signifying a response in circumstances in which a response is expected or required.

19. "Student" or "Students" shall mean a student at the College of Law.

(2) VIOLATIONS OF THE STUDENT HONOR CODE AND SANCTIONS.

(a) Conduct Prohibited by the Student Honor Code. Students are prohibited from

engaging in conduct that violates the Student Honor Code as set forth in Regulation 6C1-4.040-

4.041. Actions identified in the University of Florida Student Honor Code are violations of the

Law School Honor Code.

(b) Consequences of Student Honor Code Violation. The following shall be

consequences of a Student Honor Code violation:

1. Imposition of Sanctions. If a student is adjudicated responsible for a violation of

the Student Honor Code or accepts responsibility for a violation, the student becomes subject to









the sanctions authorized by 6C1-4.047.

2. Bar Notification. If a student is adjudicated responsible for a Student Honor Code

violation or accepts responsibility for a violation, the College of Law shall provide this

information to any state or federal bar to which the College of Law becomes aware that the

student has applied.

3. Flagging of Student's Records. If a student adjudicated responsible for a Student

Honor Code violation or accepts responsibility for a violation, College of Law Student Affairs

shall include this information and make a record of the proceedings against the student a

permanent part of the student's file. To the extent there is any conflict between this provision

and Regulation 6C1-4.050, this provision shall govern.

(3) THE STUDENT HONOR COMMITTEE

(a) Purpose of the Student Honor Committee. The Student Honor Committee

administers the University of Florida Student Honor Code (Regulation 6C1-4.042) within the

College of Law. In this capacity and at all times observing confidentiality requirements imposed

by law, the Student Honor Committee has the authority to do all actions which are necessary to

the proper administration of the Student Honor Code, including the authority to promulgate a

Procedure Manual.

(b) Composition of the Student Honor Committee. The Student Honor Committee

shall consist of the following members:

1. Student members elected as representatives to the Committee pursuant to the

provisions herein and according to the procedures designated in the Procedure Manual.

2. Two faculty advisors appointed by the Dean of the College of Law.

3. An Administrative Member (the Associate Dean for Student Affairs or, if the









Associate Dean for Student Affairs is unable to serve, the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs).

4. A faculty member from another college within the University of Florida

appointed by the Dean of the College of Law.

5. The University's administrative liaison from the Office of Student Conduct and

Conflict Resolution.

6. A majority of the voting members shall be students.

(c) Student Members of the Student Honor Committee.

1. Eligibility and Duties. Students are eligible to serve on the Student Honor

Committee if they meet University requirements for full participation in campus activities. A

student who serves on the Student Honor Committee undertakes to make a good faith effort to

perform the duties of a student member as set forth in the Procedure Manual.

2. Removal of Student Honor Committee Members. The Student Honor Committee

may remove a student member by a 2/3 vote of all the voting members for good cause shown.

Good cause includes (but is not limited to) any failure of a student member to make a good faith

effort to perform the duties of a student member as set forth in the Procedure Manual.

3. Student Honor Committee Officers. The Committee shall select from its student

members a Chair, a Vice-Chair, and a Secretary. Officers serve at the pleasure of the Committee.

The Committee can remove any officer at any time and for any reason by a vote of 2/3 of all the

Committee's voting members.

(d) Voting Rights of Committee Members.

The University's administrative liaison from the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict

Resolution does not vote on Committee matters. All other members of the Student Honor

Committee have an equal vote as to any matter that is before the Student Honor Committee.









(4) STUDENT HONOR CODE PROCEEDINGS

(a) Rights of Students in a Student Honor Code Proceeding. Students accused of a

violation of the Student Honor Code shall be accorded the rights as listed in Regulation 6C1-

4.042 (6), (7), (8), (9), (10) with the process accorded in this Law Honor Committee section and

to the extent there is a clear conflict between the processes set forth in Regulation 6C1-4.042 and

Regulation 6C1-4.0434, the latter shall govern. If the student believes that a Committee member

has a conflict of interest, the student has the right to request recusal of the Committee member.

(b) Report of Suspected Violation. A student or faculty member who in good faith

believes that a student has violated the Student Honor Code shall report the violation to the

Student Honor Committee. Any person who believes in good faith that a student may have

violated the Student Honor Code may report the violation to the Student Honor Committee.

(c) Procedure for Resolution of Alleged Student Honor Code Violation

1. Determination of the Committee's Jurisdiction to Act on the Report. The

Administrative Member and the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or

designee have the authority to determine if the alleged conduct (1) warrants an accusation against

the person or persons identified in the report, and (2) falls within the scope of the Student Honor

Code. If both conditions are met, the Student Honor Committee has jurisdiction. A reported

violation constitutes an accusation only where the allegations contain sufficient merit to warrant

further action. If it is determined that the alleged conduct does not fall within the scope of the

Student Honor Code, but does warrant action under the University of Florida Student Conduct

Code, the Committee shall refer the matter to the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict

Resolution. In all cases, the Administrative Member and Director of Student Conduct and

Conflict Resolution shall have the authority to conduct all investigations necessary for these









determinations.

2. Determination of the Alleged Violation

a. Following notice of the charges, the student shall select one of the following two

methods of resolving the issue:

i. Accepting responsibility and proceeding directly to sanctioning, or;

ii. Denying responsibility and requesting a hearing before the Student Honor

Committee.

b. If the student accepts responsibility for the alleged violation, the Chair shall

appoint a committee to conduct a sanctioning hearing or the student may choose to have the

sanctions determined by the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee.

At the sanctioning hearing, the committee shall pursuant to Section (5) determine an appropriate

sanction to be recommended to the Review Board.

3. Adjudication by the Student Honor Committee.

a. The Student Honor Committee Chair shall appoint a committee of at least three

disinterested committee members, a majority of whom shall be students, to conduct the hearing.

At the Student Honor Committee hearing, the student has the rights set forth in Regulation 6C1-

4.042. The Student Honor Committee determination shall be made on the basis of whether based

upon the evidence presented to the Student Honor Committee it is more likely than not that the

accused student violated the Student Honor Code.

b. If it determines that the student has violated the Student Honor Code, the

committee shall, pursuant to Section (5), determine an appropriate sanction to be recommended

to the Review Board.

(d) Failure of the Student to Participate in Resolving the Alleged Violation.









1. Voluntary Withdrawal of the Student from the University Following Report of an

Alleged Violation. If the student withdraws from the University of Florida following the report

of the student's alleged violation of the Student Honor Code, the Chair shall proceed as provided

in subsection (4)(c)1. If charges are issued, the Student Honor Code proceeding is stayed and the

records are filed with College of Law Student Affairs and the Director of Student Conduct and

Conflict Resolution. The transcript and registration of the student are flagged in accordance with

Regulation 6C1-4.050. The University of Florida shall retain a copy of the flagged transcript.

2. Failure of the Student to Appear at a Hearing. A student who fails to notify the

Chair of his or her choice either to accept responsibility or to deny responsibility within the

period of time outlined in the letter of charges will be deemed to have chosen the option of

denying responsibility and requesting a Student Honor Committee hearing. The Chair shall,

pursuant to subsection (4)(c)3, appoint a committee to adjudicate the matter. If the student is

duly notified of the hearing and fails to appear, the committee may proceed in the absence of the

student.

(5) SANCTIONING GUIDELINES.

(a) Rights of Student or Involved Faculty Member at a Sanctioning Hearing.

1. A student who has accepted responsibility for a Student Honor Code violation or

who has been adjudicated responsible for a Student Honor Code violation has the right to be

present at the sanctioning hearing. At the sanctioning hearing, the student has the right to present

to the committee any mitigating circumstances that the student wishes the committee to consider.

A student's failure to appear or present information at a sanctioning hearing shall not require a

delay or affect the validity of the hearing.

2. An involved faculty member has the right to be present at the sanctioning hearing









and to present to the committee any mitigating or aggravating circumstances of which the faculty

member is aware. Alternatively, an involved faculty member may provide to the committee a

written statement concerning any mitigating or aggravating circumstances of which the faculty

member is aware.

3. In addition, an involved faculty member has the right to recommend an

appropriate sanction. Failure of such faculty member to appear, present information, or

recommend a sanction at the sanctioning hearing shall not require a delay or affect the validity of

the hearing.

(a) Determination of Appropriate Sanction.

In determining the appropriate sanction to be recommended to the Review Board, the

committee shall consider any mitigating and aggravating circumstances which may be presented

by the student or by an involved faculty member, or which are clearly reflected in the record.

1. Mitigating circumstances include (but are not limited to):

a. A student's voluntary report of the student's own violation of the Student Honor

Code.

b. A student's acceptance of responsibility prior to adjudication of the Student

Honor Code violation.

c. Any other circumstance which in the judgment of any member of the committee

may constitute a mitigating circumstance.

2. Aggravating circumstances include:

a. Any injury that the student's Student Honor Code violation has caused to any

person affected by the Student Honor Code violation, including (but not limited to) a faculty

member or other student.









b. Any prior adjudication for violation of the Student Honor Code

c. Any other circumstance that in the judgment of any member of the committee

may constitute an aggravating circumstance.

(b) Notice to Student of the Committee's Determination.

Following a determination of the appropriate sanction to be recommended to the Review

Board, the committee shall notify the student of the sanction or sanctions to be recommended.

An appropriate sanction is any sanction or combination of sanctions authorized in Regulation

6C1-4.047.

(c) Notice to the Faculty of Record.

Following a determination of the appropriate sanction to be recommended to the Review

Board, the committee shall notify the faculty member of record in the course in which the

violation occurred of any sanction or combination of sanctions to be recommended.

(6) REVIEW AND IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS; REVIEW OF

ADJUDICATION.

(a) The Review Board consists of the Dean of the College of Law; the University of

Florida Dean of Students or his or her designee; and the Chair of the Student Honor Code

Committee.

(b) The Review Board shall review the record and all sanctions recommended by the

committee. The Review Board may adopt, reject or modify the committee's findings and

recommendations.

(c) If a student petitions the Review Board for review of the student's adjudication of

a Student Honor Code violation, the Review Board shall review the record to determine whether

the record supports the adjudication. To petition, the student must submit written notice to the









Dean of the College of Law no later than the 5th business day after the sanction has been

imposed.

(d) If at any time subsequent to a student's adjudication of a Student Honor Code

violation the student discovers substantial new evidence tending to refute the judgment, the

student may petition the Review Board to determine whether further proceedings are warranted.

"Substantial new evidence" means evidence that was not available to the student during the

original Student Honor Code proceedings through the exercise of reasonable diligence.

(7) FINAL APPEAL.

(a) If the Review Board affirms or modifies the adjudication or approves the

sanctions imposed by the committee, the student may appeal the adjudication or the sanctions to

the University of Florida Vice President for Student Affairs or designee. To present an appeal,

the student must submit a written notice to the University of Florida Office of Student Affairs no

later than the 10th business day following the day on which the student receives notice of the

Review Board's final determination.



Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-08, Formerly 6C1-4.0212.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


6C1-4.0435 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Greek Conduct Committee.

(1) The Greek Conduct Committee is convened for the purpose of hearing cases

involving an organization that is a member of the Inter-fraternity Council (IFC), the Panhellenic

Council (PC), the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) or the Multicultural Greek Council

(MCGC) that is accused of a violation or violations of the Student Conduct Code. The members

of the Greek Conduct Committee consist of students, faculty and staff who are appointed by the

Vice President for Student Affairs or designee. A hearing panel is comprised of seven members

and is chaired by the Executive Vice President from the council of which the accused chapter is a

member. A hearing panel will include at least one faculty or staff member, three members from

the accused chapter's council and a member from two of the three other councils and a majority

of the members will be students. The Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or

designee will serve as an administrative liaison to the panel. The administrative liaison will

convene members of the committee to serve as a hearing panel, provide information to the panel,

and advise the panel throughout the hearing process.

(2) The Greek Conduct Committee hearing panel shall hear the case and submit a

written report to the Dean of Students or designee containing findings of facts and recommended

sanctions, if any. If the fraternity or sorority is found responsible for a violation or violations,

the panel shall recommend one or more sanctions as provided in Regulation 6C1-4.047. The

Dean of Students or designee may adopt, reject or modify the panel's findings and

recommendations. See Regulation 6C1-4.048 regarding appeals.










Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-2008, Formerly 6C1-4.013.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA



6C1-4.0436 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Waiver of Right to a Hearing by

a Committee or Administrator.

In the event a student or student organization charged with a violation or violations of the

Student Honor Code or the Student Conduct Code, accepts responsibility for the violations) and

desires to waive the right to a committee or administrative hearing by the appropriate official or

hearing body designated in Regulation 6C1-4.042, and the student or student organization so

indicates in writing, the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or the Coordinator

of Residential Judicial Programs, or his or her designee, may make a determination of fact in an

administrative review and take appropriate action concerning the alleged violation. The Director

of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution and the Coordinator of Residential Judicial

Programs may choose to deny the request and forward the case to the appropriate hearing body.


Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-08, Formerly 6C1-4.023.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


6C1-4.044 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Interim Suspension Pending

Investigation and Hearing.

(1) The Dean of Students or designee has the authority to determine if an alleged

violation of the Student Conduct Code warrants the interim suspension of a student or of a

student organization's privileges pending the completion of an investigation and hearing

regarding the alleged violation. The criteria to be used by the Dean of Students or designee in

making this determination are:

(a) whether the student or student organization poses a danger of serious physical

harm to himself/herself/themselves or others at the University; or

(b) whether interim suspension is otherwise necessary to protect the health, safety or,

welfare, or property of the student, members of the student organization, others at the University,

or members of the public.

(2) Upon determining that an interim suspension is warranted, the Dean of Students,

with approval of the Vice President for Student Affairs, will suspend the student or student

organization pending (a) completion of all investigations of the matter by the University and/or

any outside entity or entities having jurisdiction over the matter, and (b) completion of a hearing

conducted in accordance with University regulations.

(3) Interim suspensions pending investigation and hearing will be immediately noted

on the suspended student's university transcript in accordance with Regulation 6C1-4.050.

(4) Generally, hearings conducted pursuant to this regulation will be scheduled after

all investigations have been completed.









(5) No student or student organization may be removed from on-campus housing

until the completion of the appropriate hearing unless it is determined by the Dean of Students

that such removal is necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of individuals, property or

the public.



Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-08, Formerly 6C1-4.0162.









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

6C1-4.045 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Postponement of Conduct Hearing

Due to Pending or Possible Criminal or Civil Charges.

If the student charged with a violation of the Student Conduct Code wishes to have the

hearing postponed because there is pending or possible, civil or criminal litigation which he or

she feels might be prejudiced by the findings of the hearing, such postponement may be granted

provided the student agrees to accept conduct probation or suspension, depending upon the

gravity of the offense. Such probation or suspension will be determined and activated by the

Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution or designee and will remain in force until

the hearing is completed. The student shall be informed whether he or she would be placed on

probation or suspended prior to making a decision to postpone the hearing. The deadline to

request a hearing postponement is five (5) business days from the date of the first informational

meeting. Following the approval of a hearing postponement, the student is allowed 30 calendar

days to complete their hearing.


Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.

History: New 9-24-08. Formerly 6C1-4.022.




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