NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION
Date: July 30, 2008
REGULATION TITLE: REGULATION NO.:
Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Withholding 6C1-4.049
Degrees Pending Resolution of Violation(s), Withdrawing and
SUMMARY: A degree will be withheld if there is a pending charge involving an alleged
violation of the Student Honor Code or Student Conduct Code. A degree may be withdrawn if
the student has graduated and there was an incident before graduation involving an alleged
violation of the Student Honor Code or the Student Conduct Code. The student will 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 be revoked.
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,
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
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
sanctions are met, and all degree requirements have been fulfilled.
3. 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 the student has:
1. a pending conduct hearing that was scheduled prior to or as the student graduated,
2. the university becomes aware after the student has graduated or received a degree
of an incident involving an alleged violation of the Student Honor Code or Student Conduct
Code that took place before the student graduated or before the student had received the degree
from the university.
(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.
Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.
History: New Formerly 6C1-4.014.