Community Neighbors FAQ

Any member of the UCF community can submit an incident report: students, faculty, staff and community neighbors. Incident reports can be submitted in regards to violation of Rules of Conduct by an individual student or by a UCF student organization. When completing the incident report, please be sure to fill out the contact information portion, located near the top of the Incident Report Form, as Student Conduct & Academic Integrity cannot accept anonymous reports.

If you have witnessed an incident and/or feel that a student may have violated any of UCF’s Rules of Conduct, please fill out an incident report on the Student Conduct & Academic Integrity website. If the incident required you to call the police, please indicate this as we frequently receive reports from local law enforcement. If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

We recognize that many of our surrounding neighbors may not be familiar with our policies as they are not UCF students or alumni. The Student Conduct & Academic Integrity website offers full access to the Rules of Conduct for your review. In the event that you are unsure, please submit your referral to Student Conduct & Academic Integrity so that it can be reviewed by a staff member. A staff member may contact you for additional details if necessary.

It is important to be as detailed as possible when submitting a report. Include the sequence of events as you witnessed and any relevant background information you have available. Please try to include specific times and dates, names of those involved in the incident (those committing the alleged violation as well as potential witnesses) and detailed descriptions of individuals involved.

If the situation does not require immediate assistance from emergency response personnel, you should talk to your neighbors / homeowners association. They may be able to provide you with the information you need.

A PID is a personal identity number assigned to a student by the University for identification purposes. This information is not required to submit an incident report.

All submitted incident reports are reviewed by the Director of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity to determine if sufficient information is present to support the claim of a conduct violation. A staff member from Student Conduct & Academic Integrity may contact you for more information regarding the incident. The student will then be notified of the referral and asked to attend a meeting with a staff member who will share the incident report with the student.

Once referrals are received, they are reviewed by the Director and assigned to an SCAI Staff Member who will initiate the process. A letter will be sent to the student identifying their charges and a scheduled appointment to meet with the Staff Member, usually within 2-3 weeks. Upon meeting with the Staff Member, students may be forwarded to a formal hearing. The entire process can take from 4-6 weeks, depending upon the availability of the individuals involved.

No, you will not be required to present a case, though you may be asked to participate as a witness in regards to the incident during a formal hearing. It will be the responsibility of Student Conduct & Academic Integrity to present information on behalf of the University in support of the charges. It will be the responsibility of the charged student to present information on their own behalf.

As a witness, you may be asked to answer questions by the Student Conduct Review Board. (The Student Conduct Review Board consists of trained faculty, staff and students who conduct hearings then recommend decisions and sanctions to the Director of SCAI.) The charged student will also have an opportunity to ask questions regarding the alleged incident. This portion of the student’s formal hearing process typically lasts 20-30 minutes. We highly encourage you to provide your statements in-person; however, we can conduct this portion of the formal hearing via phone.

Most hearings are held Monday-Thursday from 8am-5pm. Hearings typically last 1-2 hours, but witnesses are not required to stay for the entire hearing. All hearings will take place at Student Conduct & Academic Integrity.

You will NOT be notified of the final outcome of a hearing, unless you are the victim of personal abuse [included within Rule of Conduct #4 Harmful Behavior] or sexual assault, as defined in the Clery Act. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, commonly known as FERPA, all prevents us from disclosing information regarding students, unless it has been determined there is an educational need to know.

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Phone 407-823-4638
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