The goal of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity is to educate students, faculty and staff on community responsibilities and behavioral standards and assign purposeful sanctions that support personal growth and development, while promoting a safe and inclusive atmosphere conducive to student success. Below is a list of punitive and educational sanctions students may receive as a result of a finding of in violation of any of the rules of conduct.
An official warning that the student’s behavior is in violation of the UCF Rules of Conduct.
Disciplinary Probation status shall be for a specific length of time in which any further violation of the Rules of Conduct puts the student’s status with the University in jeopardy. If the student is found “in-violation” for another violation of the Rules of Conduct, while on disciplinary probation, more severe sanctions may be imposed such as suspension or expulsion. Restrictive conditions may be imposed and vary according to the severity of the offense.
While on Disciplinary Probation, restrictive conditions may include, but may not be limited to the following: loss of good standing, which may become a matter of record; denial of the privilege to occupy a position of leadership or responsibility in any University registered student organization, publication, or activity, or ability to represent the University in an official capacity or position; trespass of University facilities or other areas of campus or contact with another specified person(s). Under Disciplinary Probation, the student may continue to attend classes and is given a chance to show capability and willingness to live in accordance with University rules. However, if the student is subsequently found in violation of a rule while on Disciplinary Probation, the University may suspend or expel the student from the University. While on Disciplinary Probation, a service indicator will be placed on a student’s record for record keeping purposes.
Deferred Disciplinary Suspension is a designated period of time during which a student is given the opportunity to demonstrate the ability to abide by the Rules of Conduct. Deferred Disciplinary Suspension is used for offenses found serious enough to warrant Disciplinary Suspension, but where the specific circumstances of the case mitigate the offense or for repeated offenses of a less serious nature.
During a Deferred Disciplinary Suspension, the student will be officially suspended from the university, but the suspension will be deferred, meaning that the student may continue to attend classes. Students placed on Deferred Disciplinary Suspension will have a conduct overlay placed on their transcripts for the period of time that the Deferred Disciplinary Suspension is in effect.
The conduct overlay is a notation indicating that the student is not in good standing. Restrictive conditions may be imposed and vary according to the severity of the offense. A non-exhaustive list of possible restrictive conditions shall be listed on the SCAI website (scai.sdes.ucf.edu). Student leadership eligibility shall be governed by the eligibility requirements outlined by the Office of Student Involvement and their eligibility appeal process.
A disciplinary suspension will be enforced for failure to complete any assigned educational sanctions by the deadline(s) and/or for any subsequent violation of the Rules of Conduct, unless the Director of SCAI or designee determines otherwise in exceptional circumstances. If the student is found in violation for any violation(s) of the Rules of Conduct that occurred while on Deferred Disciplinary Suspension status, including failure to complete any assigned educational sanctions by the deadline(s), the student will be suspended for a minimum of one (1) semester, in addition to the educational sanctions imposed for the subsequent violation.
While on Deferred Disciplinary Suspension, a service indicator will be placed on a student’s record for recordkeeping purposes.
A student involved in an offense warranting consideration of action more serious than Deferred Disciplinary Suspension or one involved in repeated misconduct may face Disciplinary Suspension. During the period of Disciplinary Suspension, a student may not be enrolled in classes, participate in University related activities, whether they occur on or off campus.
A student under Disciplinary Suspension may not otherwise be present on University premises unless authorized in writing in advance under conditions approved by the Director of SCAI or designee. Upon being withdrawn, the student may no longer enroll in classes, may not be an active member of a Registered Student Organization, may no longer use university facilities, must vacate university owned housing, may no longer be permitted on university property, may not be employed by the University, and may be entitled to whatever refunds of tuition, fees, and room and board charges as would be appropriate given the timing of the withdrawal.
In determining if and to what extent suspended students shall be authorized to be on University premises, the Director of SCAI or designee shall consider whether the suspension creates an undue hardship on the disciplinary suspended student.
Students placed on Disciplinary Suspension will have a conduct overlay placed on their transcript for the period of time that the 35 | Page Disciplinary Suspension is in effect. The conduct overlay is a notation indicating that the student is not in good standing.
Further, while on Disciplinary Suspension, a hold will be placed on a student’s record for record keeping purposes. All assigned educational sanctions must be completed prior to the conclusion of Disciplinary Suspension; otherwise, the Disciplinary Suspension will remain in effect.
Disciplinary Dismissal is a sanction which removes the student from the individual’s academic program and separates the student from the University for a period of at least two years and up to seven years. A dismissed student has none of the rights or privileges of a student of the University.
A student under Disciplinary Dismissal may not otherwise be present on University premises for the duration of the dismissal unless authorized in writing in advance under conditions approved by the Director of SCAI or designee. Following Disciplinary Dismissal, the individual must apply for readmission to the University.
Readmission is possible but not guaranteed and will only be considered after the two-to-seven-year time allotted from the effective date of the Dismissal, based on meeting all readmission criteria and obtaining clearance from the Associate Vice President and Dean of Students or designee. This may include restricted access to campus and/or other specified activities.
Students placed on Disciplinary Dismissal will have a conduct overlay placed on their transcript for the period of time that the Disciplinary Dismissal is in effect. The conduct overlay is a notation indicating that the student is not in good standing. Further, while on Disciplinary Dismissal, a hold will be placed on a student’s record for record keeping purposes. All assigned educational sanctions must be completed prior to the conclusion of Disciplinary Dismissal; otherwise, the Disciplinary Dismissal will remain in effect.
Disciplinary Expulsion is a sanction which removes the student from the individual’s academic program and permanently separates a student from the University without opportunity to graduate or re-enroll at the university in the future. A student under Disciplinary Expulsion may not otherwise be present on University premises. An overlay will be permanently placed on the student’s record. Further, a hold will be permanently placed on a student’s record for record keeping purposes.
Delay of issuance of a student’s diploma for a specified period of time or until the student meets certain conditions.
The University of Central Florida reserves the right to revoke any UCF degree awarded to any student. Reasons for degree revocation may include academic dishonesty, grade change, administrative error, disciplinary misconduct, or student request (see UCF Policy 4-406).
A Z designation denotes a student (undergraduate or graduate) was found “in violation” of academic misconduct while enrolled in a course. A Z designation does not affect a student’s grade point average.
Z designations will remain on a student’s transcript if:
If a student is found “in violation” of academic misconduct a Z designation will be placed on their transcript in association with the final course letter grade recorded (ex. ZA, ZB, ZC, ZD, ZF).
A Z designation will be denoted on the student’s transcript as a ZW if a student withdrew from the course prior to the conclusion of the conduct process and was subsequently found “in violation” of academic misconduct.
SCAI will communicate with the Registrar’s Office to have Z designations placed on student’s transcript following the conclusion of the Conduct Review Process.
In conjunction with a sanction listed above, a student found to have been in violation of any of the Rules of Conduct will be assigned educational requirements such as, but not limited to, reflective/research papers, classes/seminars, community service, interviews, etc. Educational sanctions are intended to provide a student with opportunities to repair the harm of their actions and to engage in meaningful developmental experiences that will help the student in avoiding future violations of University policy.