Honor Code Process

Step 1

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, a course syllabus, and any other evidence related to the alleged violation.

Step 2

Propose sanctions for the alleged violation that will hopefully allow the student to avoid these issues in the future.

Step 3

Student Conduct and Conflict resolution will have an individual meeting with the student (Information meeting). In this meeting the student will review the charges, and have the opportunity to choose “Responsible” or “Not Responsible” to the charges, and “Agree” or “Do Not Agree” to sanctions proposed by the faculty.

Step 4 (if applicable)

If the student chooses “Not Responsible” to the charges or “Do Not Agree” with the proposed sanctions on a first time Student Honor Code allegation, a hearing is required. If the allegation is a second Student Honor Code violation, the case must be resolved by Hearing, even if the student has accepted responsibility for the charges and accepted the proposed sanctions.

  • The faculty member involved may choose to participate in the hearing as a reporting person or as a witness.

What to do about their grade? (if applicable)

Once a hearing has finished, the faculty member will be notified by a member of Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution regarding the outcome of the hearing. At this time, the faculty member should not do anything regarding sanctions.

  • When 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.