Call (352) 392-1261 to determine whether or not this is the first offense for each student.

Be prepared to provide SCCR staff with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Academic department
  • Course
  • UFID for each student
  • Name for each student (will help in case that UFID is wrong)

SCCR staff will indicate whether or not each student has a prior Honor Code violation. Only first-time Honor Code violations can be resolved between the student and faculty member.

If you choose to perform a student and faculty member resolution, and the student agrees to both the accusation and sanctions, please submit the completed form so that we can send a formal charge letter to the student and double check that this is a first violation.

If you choose to perform a student and faculty member resolution, and the student disagrees with either the accusation or the recommended sanctions, please submit the completed form so that we can begin the process to have a Student Conduct Committee hearing.

Gather all relevant evidence and information for the incident, including, but not limited to, documents that support the accusation, witnesses, UFID and names of all those involved, and any other evidence related to the alleged violation.
Contact the student about the alleged incident. Inform them that you want to meet with them and discuss both the incident and how the incident is going to be resolved.
Meet with the student about the alleged incident. Talk to them about your concerns, allow them to share their side of the story along with any reasons they may give as to why they decided to commit a violation. Knowing all the relevant information regarding the incident and the student’s life can help you best determine responsibility and provide sanctions that will hopefully allow the student to avoid these issues in the future.
After gathering all relevant information, determine if you believe the student is responsible for the violation. Also, determine if any of the other students involved may be responsible and ensure that you contact them and have a similar meeting to discuss the violation and possible resolution options.
In determining what sanctions you believe are appropriate, please think about the following ideas:

  • Was the violation intentional, or was it a skills-deficit issue?
  • How much of the course grade is the assignment?
  • How did this incident impact other students, faculty, and yourself?
  • Do you believe that the student can still show course mastery even with the violation that has occurred?
  • Have there been any other prior violations? If so, knowing that is has happened before what sanctions do you believe are appropriate?
  • What are your course policies? What about your department’s? What about your college’s?
  • Are there any unintentional impacts that could occur from certain sanctions? (Ie; loss of f

For a list of complete sanctions, please open the Sanctions page provided on the faculty site.

  • Faculty/Student Resolution Form
  • Course Syllabus
  • Assignment/Assessment Directions
  • Copy of Assignment/Assessment in Question (if applicable)
  • Copy of Original Source(s) if plagiarism is alleged
  • Copy of other students’ assignments if copying or prohibited collaboration is alleged
  • Copy of any other material that shows the alleged violation
If you have been notified that a Student Conduct Committee Hearing must occur, please re-read and understand any documents you have provided the Student Conduct Committee Hearing. In certain cases, information may be above the level of the committee and may need specialized knowledge to understand. In these cases, the faculty would be the only person capable of explaining the information to the committee.

If you have written notes or prefer your own copy of the documents, please be sure to prepare all the documents you have submitted. If not, a hearing packet containing all submitted documents will be provided at the hearing.

Please double check the date, time, and location of the scheduled honor code hearing. Please allow yourself extra time to make the hearing, as a delayed hearing can result in having to reschedule for a later time in certain circumstances.

If you have never participated in a hearing before, please note that the committee will address the faculty when it is time for them to give their account of the situation. If the faculty would like to ask any additional questions or make any additional comments, please wait for the current discussion and questioning to finish before asking the chairperson if you can speak again.

Once the hearing has finished, the faculty will be notified by a member of our staff regarding the results of the hearing. At this time, the faculty member should not do anything regarding sanctions.
Once the student receives the final decision letter, they have 10 business days to appeal the decision. If the appeal officer feels that they need to contact the faculty regarding the appeal, then they will. However, in most cases the faculty will not be contacted regarding the appeals process.
Once the appeal process is over, a final decision letter will be sent to the faculty. At this point, if there are any grade changes required, the faculty must obtain the required paperwork from their department. The faculty must then submit this paperwork, at which time the faculty’s role in the conduct process is complete.