NOTICE OF PROPOSED REGULATION
Date: July 30, 2008
REGULATION TITLE: REGULATION NO.:
Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Victim Services 6C1-4.051
for Students on Campus
SUMMARY: The Victim Services regulation (previously Regulation 6C1-4.0163) has been
amended to allow the victim to ask questions through the hearing panel chair of witnesses and of
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
6C1-4.051 Student Honor Code and Student Conduct Code: Victim Services for
Students on Campus.
(1) The University values the dignity and safety of every individual on campus and
encourages alleged victims of violence to report inappropriate behavior to the appropriate
university offices, including the University Police and the Crime Victim Advocate. Alleged
victims will be treated with dignity and compassion by University personnel and their privacy
will be maintained, within the boundaries of the law. Alleged victims will be informed of their
options within the criminal process and campus student conduct process, and may be
accompanied by an advisor through any student conduct proceeding.
(2) Alleged victims will also be informed of campus and community resources to
assist them in overcoming the incident and to proceed with their goals and responsibilities at the
University. General campus services available to alleged victims of violence include: personal
counseling and medical services; police assistance; and accommodations in academic and
residence hall arrangements, when necessary.
(3) Alleged victims of violence where the act of violence is considered a violation or
violations of the Student Conduct Code receive specific victim accommodations within the
student conduct process. Acts of violence include sexual and physical assault,
relationship/domestic violence, and stalking and harassment that include threats of violence.
(4) Alleged victims of violence may choose how to proceed within the student
conduct process, although the University can proceed with conduct action without the victim's
consent if the alleged behavior put others in reasonable fear of physical harm or created a hostile
environment in which others are unable to conduct or participate in University work, education,
research or other activities, or otherwise adversely affects the accused student's suitability as a
member of the University Community. Alleged victims of violence whose cases are handled by
the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution in a administrative or student conduct
committee hearing are given various accommodations in the conduct process. Victim
(a) Being kept informed of the status of the case throughout the conduct process,
including the final outcome of the process.
(b) Being accompanied by an advisor throughout the conduct process.
(c) In cases involving sexual assault, with the recommendation of a licensed mental
health care provider, the alleged victim can provide hearing testimony from a separate room as
long as it does not infringe upon the accused student's rights to question the witness.
(d) Submitting potential questions to the hearing authority prior to the hearing.
(e) Submitting a written impact statement to the hearing body after the finding of
facts which shall be considered during sanctioning, should the accused student be found
responsible for the violation.
(e) Having unrelated behavior excluded from the judicial hearing.
(f) Remaining present as an observer throughout the information gathering portion of
the conduct hearing after his/her statement.
(g) Asking questions of the accused or other witnesses after their statements to the
hearing body. These questions must be asked through the panel chair.
Specific Authority: BOG Resolution dated January 7, 2003.
, Formerly 6C1-4.0163.