Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
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Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
Series Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
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Language: English
Creator: Office of the Vice President and General Counsel, University of Florida
Publisher: Office of the Vice President and General Counsel
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: May 14, 2008
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NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION AMENDMENT


Date: May 14, 2008

REGULATION TITLE: REGULATION NO.:
Student Leader Eligibility 6C1-4.003

SUMMARY: The amendment reflects current policy in that student organizations do not have
to be officially registered to meet on campus and use University facilities.

AUTHORITY: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003

COMMENTS CONCERNING THE PROPOSED REGULATION SHOULD BE
SUBMITTED WITHIN 14 DAYS OF THE DATE OF THIS NOTICE TO THE
CONTACT PERSON IDENTIFIED BELOW. The comments must identify the regulation
you are commenting on.

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

NAME OF PERSON WHO APPROVED THE PROPOSED REGULATION: Patricia
Telles-Irvin, Vice President for Student Affairs

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









REGULATIONS OF

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA


6C1-4.003 Student Affairs: 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 must be officially registered in order to meet on campus, and to use University

facilities. 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,




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