NOTICE OF CHANGE IN PROPOSED REGULATION
Date: September 18, 2008
Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Withholding
Degrees Pending Resolution of Violation(s), Withdrawing and
SUMMARY OF CHANGES: The University of Florida, in response to comments received
concerning the above regulation, has changed the proposed regulation as follows:
Subsection (1)(a)2.: Duplicative language has been removed.
Subsection (2)(a)2.: It is clarified that "at any time" after the student has graduated or received a
degree, the University may institute proceedings to withdraw a degree for a violation of the
Student Honor Code.
THE FULL TEXT OF THE PROPOSED REGULATION IS ATTACHED TO THIS
NOTICE AS A REDLINED VERSION SHOWING THE CHANGES MADE.
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
6C1--4.049 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code; Withholding Degrees Pending
Resolution of Violation(s), Withdrawing and Revoking Degrees.
(1) Withholding a degree.
(a) In accordance with the conditions set forth below, no degree will be conferred
upon a student against whom charges have been filed involving an alleged violation of either the
Student Honor Code or Student Conduct Code, provided the student has received notice of
charges, notice of hearing or notice of sanctions to be imposed. No degree will be conferred
1. the action is resolved, including completion of any sanctions imposed, and
2. all degree requirements are fulfilled. In the event sanctions have already been
imposed, no degree will be conferred upon such student until such time as the terms of any
2.tions are et, and all degree requirements haare ful been filled.
-.b) If in the opinion of the Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution, the
sanction imposed is likely to be a written reprimand, the degree may be conferred at the
(2) Withdrawing a degree.
(a) A degree may be withdrawn when a student has graduated and an incident
occurred before graduation and:
1. the student has a pending conduct hearing that was scheduled prior to or as the
student graduated, or
2. at any time after the student has graduated or received a degree, the Utniversity
becomes aware of an incident involving an alleged violation of the Student Honor Code that took
place before the student graduated or received a degree from the University; or
3. within two years after the student has graduated or received a degree, the
University becomes aware of an incident involving an alleged violation of the Student Conduct
Code that took place before the student graduated or received the degree from the Utniversity.
(b) The student shall receive the degree once the matter is resolved and any sanctions
(where appropriate) are completed unless the sanction is expulsion, in which case the degree will
(3) Revoking a degree. A former student may have his or her degree revoked under
the provisions of (2)(b) above, which shall include but not be limited to a determination through
the Student Honor Code process that a significant Student Honor Code violation took place, or
upon a finding of research misconduct under Regulation 6C1-1.0101, provided that the relevant
dean and the provost will be consulted prior to making this decision and the Vice President for
Student Affairs shall concur in such decision.
Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.
History: New Formerly 6C1-4.014.