The Director of SCAI or designee may dismiss a case if it is found to not have sufficient facts or information to substantiate the claim of misconduct or the misconduct is not a violation of the organizational rules of conduct.
Depending on the nature and severity of the alleged violation, SCAI may recommend formal mediation through the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities as an alternative to disciplinary action. The involved parties must each agree to mediation. In the event that the participants do not agree to mediate or mediate but do not reach a full and final resolution, the case will be referred back to SCAI for disciplinary action through an informal or a formal hearing.
At the discretion of SCAI, violations found not to warrant a formal hearing may be referred to an informal hearing. At the informal hearing the charged student organization has the opportunity to accept responsibility for the charges of violation of the Organizational Rules of Conduct. At the informal level the matter will be settled by the following outcomes: punitive sanction (Organizational Warning, Organizational Probation, Organizational Probation with Restrictions, or Deferred Organizational Suspension) as well as educational sanctions. The outcomes from an informal hearing process (decision of responsibility and recommended sanctions) are final and are not eligible to be appealed (UCF-5.010).
Where a registered student organization is charged with sexual misconduct and/or interpersonal violence, the procedures outlined in UCF-5.006(10) will apply in addition to the procedures of the Student Conduct Review Process.