If you are unsure whether a violation has occurred, please document the incident, including the names and UFIDs of the student’s involved, along with any other information that could be relevant to both the identification of the individuals involved and the case itself, and submit an incident report. If we believe that a violation may have occurred, you will be notified at a later time to provide further information regarding the incident.
If you believe that more than one student is involved in an incident, please report all names of those involved including those who you believe may have witnessed the incident. You will be notified at a later time to give more information once we have determined what students (if any) may have committed a violation.
Any information that you believe could be relevant to the case should be included in your initial report. If we believe a violation may have occurred, you will be notified and will be able to express more information regarding the incident at a later time.
If a conduct violation may have occurred, then a hearing will be scheduled with either an administrator or with the Student Conduct Committee. If an honor code violation may have occurred, the matter can be settled privately between the faculty and the student. However, if the student does not accept responsibility, disagrees with the sanctions, or has already committed a prior honor code violation, then a hearing will be scheduled in front of the Student Conduct Committee.
At the University of Florida, students have the right to question their accuser(s) so it is vital that the accusing party is part of the hearing. Also, as the accuser, it is the faculty member’s job to represent the University of Florida by explaining how they believe a violation of the Student Honor or Conduct Code may have occurred.
It is very difficult to estimate how long a formal hearing will last, as every case is unique. As a faculty member, you will only need to be available for the hearing itself and will not have to be present during the deliberations and the recommendations. If you have concerns or questions regarding the length of the hearing, please contact our office prior to the hearing date.
It is very difficult to estimate how many hours collecting evidence, talking with the student, and giving information both informally and formally to our office will take. However, the more information a faculty can provide during the initial stages of our process, the faster we can have a hearing and resolve a situation. It is often the case that faculty are frustrated by how time consuming our process is because they fail to both address the situation in a timely manner, and provide us with the evidence we need to charge a student.
Yes. After the hearing, the accusing faculty members will be notified by a member of the SCCR office regarding the outcome of the hearing.
We offer many educational sanctions for responsible students, including seminars, workshops, reflection papers, and community service. All these sanctions are documented in our Sanctions document at http://regulations.ufl.edu/chapter4/4047.pdf.
As a faculty of the University of Florida, it is important that you report possible Conduct and Honor code violations to the SCCR, as students must be held accountable for violating the University of Florida’s expectations. Without faculty reporting violations, the value of a degree from the University of Florida and the integrity of the all past and present University faculty, staff, and students are diminished.

Furthermore, we as a University are legally liable for the actions of our students and need to cultivate an environment of fairness and equality. By having potentially committed a violation of the Student Honor or Conduct Code, the student is undermining that fairness and it is the faculty’s responsibility to notify us of the potential violation, so that we can ensure the protection of everyone affiliated with the University of Florida.

Depending on the severity of the situation, students may be affected by possible status sanctions such as conduct probation, suspension, and expulsion from the University. For conduct code violations, students may also have to pay for any damages they have caused, perform community service or spend time on other educational sanctions. For honor code violations, students may receive educational sanctions as well as assignment or grade reductions, including but not limited to, a failing grade in the course.
As a professor or teaching assistant at the University of Florida, you may recommend any sanctions that you deem appropriate for the incident at hand. However, in cases where you would recommend suspension or expulsion, or in cases where the student does not accept responsibility or agree with the recommended sanctions, the case will have to come through the SCCR process.
No. In honor code cases where the student accepts responsibility, agrees with the recommended sanctions, and does not have any prior honor code violations, the case may be settled via a Faculty and Student Resolution form. However, the incident must still be reported to SCCR so that a formal charge can be sent.
Except for status sanctions such as suspension and expulsion, a faculty member can recommend any sanctions they believe are appropriate for the incident at hand. However, the student must agree to the proposed sanctions for the sanctions to be implemented. Sanctions recommended by faculty can and will be taken into consideration by either the Administrator or Student Conduct Committee during a formal conduct hearing if the student does not agree that the sanctions are warranted.