UCF Student Conduct Violations
College students charged with criminal offenses are often faced with additional consequences such as disciplinary action by the school, loss of school credit, or termination from school. UCF students have the right to a hearing and they can have a lawyer present at this hearing.
The UCF Golden Rule student handbook states that students have the right to a “fair and impartial hearing” on matters such as Disciplinary Proceedings involving alleged violations of academic and nonacademic regulations.
Sexual Misconduct or Sexual Harassment
If a student or organization is involved with an act of sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, or sexual violence, the University can handle the situation in a number of ways.
For victims, UCF has the option to issue a no-contact order, provide access to counseling services, provide alternative course completion options, provide assistance in housing relocation, and it may provide escorts to ensure safe movement around campus.
Under Title IX, the University has an obligation to investigate reports of sexual misconduct and harassment and to take “prompt and appropriate action”. (Golden Rule Handbook pg. 9). Victims can choose whether or not to pursue action through the conduct review process. The University can, however, proceed without the victim’s consent in certain situations. If the University does proceed, the accused and the victim will be notified of the alleged charges. They will each have an appointment date to discuss the matter with the Office of Student Conduct and at that point, the victim can choose to participate or not to.
Students who are found to be in violation of the Rules of Conduct for sexual harassment, stalking, relationship violence or sexual assault may be faced with Probation, Suspension, or Expulsion. The University may also require the student to attend seminars, workshops, write papers, attend presentations, or conduct interviews. Organizations may face similar consequences and can even lose their charter.
Speak to an attorney who is familiar with this process to make sure all of your rights are protected.