FLORIDA LAWYERS DISCUSS GOLDEN RULE VIOLATIONS
All universities have ethical standards they expect their students, teachers, and other faculty to adhere to. At the University of Central Florida these standards are called The Golden Rule and they are a compilation of the policies and procedures that define your rights and responsibilities as a student of the University.
When there is a Golden Rule violation there are a specific set of procedures that the school will follow and that are all overseen by the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) and the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSSR.) The Golden Rule is updated annually, so it’s important that students at UCF review it regularly as changes are made.
There are many aspect that go into the makeup of the Golden Rule and students have a place in its updates. The Golden Rule Review Committee (GRRC) is made up of faculty and students and work to make changes to the rules that reflect the changes that happen in society and with the student body. Expectations of the committee are high and ensure inclusion of all those who make up the diverse campus.
If you have been accused of a Golden Rule Violation then you need to have someone on your side who understands the process. There are policies, procedures, and reviews that you need to understand. While you can find the entire Golden Rule Student Handbook online, reading through and understanding it can be an arduous and confusing chore. Additionally, if you misunderstand something or misread an area, you may inadvertently miss an important part of the process.
Contact one of our Academic Attorneys if you even think you will be accused of a Golden Rule Violation. We can assist you through the process and make sure you understand your rights and give you the guidance you deserve.
WHEN TO CALL AN UNIVERSITY ETHICS ATTORNEY
As soon as you know there is the possibility your school or University is going to investigate you or a group you’re involved in then you should reach out to an attorney who understands what it means to have a Golden Rule Violation on your record. It’s not just your academic life that could be impacted, but your entire future may be put in jeopardy by the accusation of an ethical violation.
Whether you’ve just recieved a letter, or you’re already into the process, having the experise and insight of someone who had navigated it before is an opportunity you can pass up. You may think you have it under control, and you may believe you understand all the steps, but a single oversight could lead to a suspension and keep you from getting your degree or being accepted into a post-graduate program.
ACADEMIC LAW PRACTICE AREAS
UCF Golden Rule Violations
Rollins Ethics Violations
Valencia Integrity Violations
Stetson Ethics Issues
K – 12 Suspension Hearings