Title: University of Florida regulations : student affairs
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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: October 27, 2005
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Date: October 27, 2005

The Student Honor Code 6C1-4.017

SUMMARY: The proposed regulation is a significant revision to Academic Honesty
Guidelines. The proposed regulation incorporates and adopts the University of Florida Honor
Code, formerly regulation 6C1-4.0172, and also renames the "Academic Honesty Guidelines"
"The Student Honor Code." The proposed regulation also provides expanded and revised
definitions of many violations enumerated in the Student Honor Code.

AUTHORITY: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003

CONTACT PERSON IDENTIFIED BELOW. The comments must identify the regulation
you are commenting on.

IS: Rebecca J. Holt, Executive Secretary, 123 Tigert Hall, Post Office Box 113125, University
of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611, 352-392-1358 office, 352-392-4387 facsimile,





6C1-4.017 Student Affairs: Academic Hon.esty Guidelines The Student Honor Code-

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 Code:

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

to the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

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


(1) All students are required to abide by the Acadmic Hnesty Guidelines Student

Honor Codewhich have been accepted by the University and are set f rth in this rule.

(2) The conduct set forth hereinafter constitutes a violation of the Academie Henesty

Guidelines Student Conduct Code. Those adjudged to have committed such conduct shall be

subject to the sanctions provided in Rule 6C1-4.016, F.A.C.

(a) Cheating The improper taking or tendering of any information or material

which shall be used to determine academic credit. Taking of information includes, but is not

limited to, copying graded homework assignments from another student; working together with

another individuals) on a take home test or homework when not specifically permitted by the

teacher; looking or attempting to look at another student's paper during an examination; looking

or attempting to look at text or- notes dur-ing an examination when fiat per-mitted. T-ender-ing of

information includes, but is not limited to, giving your work to another student to be used or

copied; giving someone answers to exam questions either when the exam is being given or after

having taken an exam; giving or selling a term paper or other written materials to another

student; sharing information on a graded assignment.

(b) Plagiarism The attempt to and/or act of representing the work of another as the

product of one's own thought, whether the other's work is published or unpublished, or simply

the work of a fellow student. Plagiarism includes, but is not limited to, quoting oral or written

mater-ials without citatio oaneam, ter-m paper, homfewor-k, or- other- written mfaterials or- or-al

presentations for an academic requirement; submitting a paper which was purchased from a term

paper seice as your own work; submitting anyone else's paper as your own work.

(e) Bribey' The offering, giving, receiving or soliciting of any materials, items or

services of value to gain academic advantage for yourself or another.

(d) --Misrepresentation Any act or omission of information to deceive a teacher for

academic advantage. Misrepresentation includes using computer programs generated by another

and handing it in as your own work unless expressly allowed by the teacher; lying to a teacher to

increase your grade; lying or misrepresenting facts when confronted with an allegation of

academic dishonesty.

(e) Conspiracy The planning or acting with onc or morc persons to commit any

form of academic dishoet tgai academic advantage for- your-self or- another,

(D) Fabrication The ues of invented or fabricated information, or the falsification

of research or other findings with the intent to deceive for academic or professional advantage.


(a) Conduct Prohibited by the Honor Code. Students are prohibited from engaging in

the following conduct:

1. Conduct Constituting Academic Dishonesty. A student shall not engage in

conduct which constitutes academic dishonesty. A student commits academic dishonesty by

engaging in conduct prohibited by this subsection. By engaging in such conduct, a student

violates the Honor Code and becomes subject to the Student Conduct Code (6C1-4.016)

2. 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.

3. False or Misleading Statement Relating to an Honor Code Violation. In reporting

an alleged Honor Code violation, a student shall not intentionally or in bad faith make a false or

misleading statement. During the course of an Honor Code proceeding, or on final appeal

following such a proceeding, a student shall not at any stage make a false or misleading

statement to any person charged with investigating or adjudicating the guilt of the accused,

reviewing a conviction of guilt, or determining or reviewing the appropriateness of the sanction

or sanctions to be recommended or imposed.

4. Prohibited Collaboration or Consultation. A student shall not without express

authorization collaborate or consult with another person in an academic activity. Prohibited

collaboration or consultation shall include:

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

writing project, assignment, or course required work.

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

receiving written notice that such conduct is prohibited.

c. It is the responsibility of the student to seek clarification whether or not

collaboration or consultation with another person is authorized prior to engaging in any act of

collaboration or consultation. If a faculty member has authorized a student to collaborate or

consult with another person in limited circumstances, the student shall not exceed that authority.

If the student wishes to 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 collaboration or consultation is authorized.

5. Prohibited Use of Materials or Resources. A student shall not use unauthorized

materials or resources in an academic activity. Unauthorized materials or resources shall


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

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

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

authorization to submit the paper or project.

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

student's express consent.

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

writing are prohibited.

d. If a faculty member has authorized a student to use specified materials or

resources, the student shall not exceed that authority. If the student wishes to use any material or

resource to which the authority does not plainly extend, the student shall first ascertain whether

the use is authorized.

6. 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):

a. Quoting oral or written materials, whether published or unpublished, without

proper attribution.

b. 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.

7. Use of Fabricated or Falsified Information. A student shall not use or present

invented or fabricated information; or falsified research or other findings if the student knows or

in the exercise of ordinary care should be aware that the information, research, or other findings

have been falsified.

8. 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):

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

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

b. Tampering with another student's work.

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

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

9. 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 an academic advantage.

10. Unauthorized Recordings. A student shall not without express authorization

make or receive any recording of any class, co-curricular meeting, organizational meeting, or

meeting with a faculty member.

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

materials, goods, or services for the purpose of procuring or providing an academic advantage.

12. 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 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 that was authored or prepared by a person other than the student who

submits it.

13. Conspiracy to Commit Academic Dishonesty. A student shall not conspire with

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

(4) Jurisdiction for Student Honor Code Violations

(a) Students charged with violations of the Student Honor Code shall have their cases

heard by the appropriate person or body designated in 6C1-4.013. Unless otherwise noted,

students may seek resolution through the Faculty Determination Process

__ 5(53) Faculty Determination Process.

(a) When a student is alleged to have violated the Academic Honesty

GuidelinesStudent Honor Code, the faculty member involved should meet with the student and

attempt to determine if a disciplinary proceeding is warranted. The faculty member can request

that the department chair or other appropriate University official attend this meeting as a witness.

The faculty member may impose the sanction of Reduced or Failing Grade and an appropriate

Educational Requirement specified in subsection stbseetien 6C1-4.016(2), F.A.C., without a

prior recommendation if:

1. The faculty member confirms with the Dean of Students Office that the violation

would be a first offense and no circumstances require the imposition of a sanction other than

Reduced or Failing Grade and an Educational Requirement specified in subsection subseetien

6C1-4.016(2), F.A.C.; and

2. The student and faculty member reach agreement as to a sanction.

(b) The student shall not be permitted to drop the class once informed of a suspected

academic honesty Student Honor Code violation. Any class that is dropped in violation of this

restriction shall be reinstated until the charges are resolved.

(c) The student's agreement to a sanction shall constitute a waiver of all other

available adjudicatory procedures or appeals.

(d) The faculty member shall forward a copy of the agreement with the student's

signature to Student Judicial Affairs.

(e) The faculty member involved shall refer the student to the Director of Student

Judicial Affairs or his or her designee, rather than take action, if disciplinary action may be

warranted, but it appears that:

1. The violation would not be a first offense;

2. A sanction such as Probation, Suspension, or Expulsion would be warranted; or

3. The student does not agree to the sanction proposed by the faculty member


(f) A student who is charged with an academi- hne--- y 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 adjudication process is not appropriate, as stated above, shall meet with the

Director of Student Judicial Affairs or designee to be advised of the hearing procedures, the

hearing options, and student's rights. The student shall indicate his or her choice of a formal

hearing before the Student Honor Court, the Student Conduct Committee, or the Director of

Student Judicial Affairs or designee. The case will then be referred to the appropriate body or

person for investigation and action. Jurisdiction for Health Center students and College of Law

students is provided in paragraphs 6C1-4.013(1)(d) and (e), F.A.C. If the selected hearing body

is unable to conduct a hearing within the time provided under Rule 6C1-4.013, F.A.C., the

Director of Student Judicial Affairs may reassign the matter to another hearing body or person

pursuant to subsection 6C1-4.013(4), F.A.C.

Speeifie-Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003 1001.71(1), 1006.60(1) FS.

Law implemented 120.81(1), 1001.71(10), 1006.60(1) FS.

History--New 9-29-75, Amended 4-5-77, 2-11-82, 9-15-83, Formerly 6C1-4.17,

Amended 5-18-92, 7-11-94, 4-30-95, 2-5-03, 7-19-05,

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