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Mission

The mission of the Department of Housing and Residence Life is to provide students living in university housing with safe, wellmaintained facilities that are conducive to student learning and success.

Vision

The Department of Housing and Residence Life strives to create environments where residents feel included and empowered to maximize their educational experiences at the University of Central Florida. We believe our residence life program is a fundamental component of the UCF experience and we are committed to: 1. Providing a qualified and diverse staff dedicated to the mission and vision of the department. 2. Fostering a welcoming environment where individual differences are shared and explored. 3. Providing opportunities for holistic education through individual and community development. 4. Establishing intentional and purposeful relationships among students and staff. 5. Advocating for personal responsibility, accountability and sound, ethical decision-making.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusiveness

The Department of Housing and Residence Life strives to create a community where each person feels welcomed and valued for their own individual contribution. We will achieve this by: 1. Encouraging students and staff to better understand themselves as well as others in the community. 2. Providing programs and opportunities for all to share experiences, values, cultures and beliefs. 3. Identifying biases, assumptions, ridicule and prejudices as they occur and, readily challenging the statements that may be obstacles of true community.

Live the Creed

Integrity: I will practice and defend academic and personal honesty. Scholarship: I will cherish and honor learning as a fundamental purpose of my membership in the UCF community. Community: I will promote an open and supportive campus environment by respecting the rights and contributions of every individual. Creativity: I will use my talents to enrich the human experience. Excellence: I will strive toward the highest standards of performance in any endeavor I undertake.

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Welcome Living in a UCF residence hall or apartment gives you the opportunity to get involved in a community and enjoy many exciting

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Getting Started There are certain responsibilities that you assume when you move into the residential communities. Some of these principles and responsibilities are highlighted in this guide. A more detailed description of all UCF policies is published in The Golden Rule Student Handbook (goldenrule.sdes.ucf.edu). Decorate Your Room: Make your room your own by following the “Community Standards� listed throughout the Community Living Guide. Explore the Community: Find your mailbox, laundry room, vending machines, common areas, the community office, etc. Hall/Building Mandatory Meeting: It is mandatory that you attend your opening hall/building or floor meeting. During this meeting, you will get to know your resident assistant (RA) and other students living on your floor or in your building. This is also the time when RAs will review important policies and obtain your input so they can plan fun and educational activities throughout the year. You will also be required to attend a closing meeting to learn more about the proper move-out procedures. Parking: Get a parking permit for your car or motorcycle at UCF Parking Services (located in Garage B). You must register your vehicle online at parking.ucf.edu prior to picking up your decal. Policies and Procedures: Read and understand all residence hall and apartment policies and regulations—you are responsible for following them. Be familiar with community office services and procedures and learn your community office phone number. 4

Responsibility for Reporting: You are responsible for confronting your peers when you recognize unacceptable behavior and reporting such behavior to Housing and Residence Life staff and/or the UCF Police Department. Please be reminded that when you report another person for an alleged crime, conduct or policy violation, Housing and Residence Life cannot guarantee your anonymity. All reported allegations will be confronted and the alleged resident has the right to be presented with the full disclosure of information held against him/her. Inventory: Prior to move-in, the staff will complete an inventory on your room/suite/ apartment. Please read this document carefully and consult the staff if you have any inquiries or concerns. You are responsible for immediately reporting any damages in your room, apartment or common area. Any discrepancies in your inventory at move-out will be reviewed by the staff to assess charges accordingly. Roommate(s): Prepare to meet your roommate(s) upon their arrival. Building this relationship is important and takes commitment, as well as compromise. Please contact your RA if you have any concerns.


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Housing and Residence Life Staff Our Housing and Residence Life staff has been carefully selected and trained to help you transition to living on campus. Please do not hesitate to contact your community office for assistance. Area Coordinators (AC)

Our ACs supervise the student staff to help put our residence life programs into action. ACs have master’s degrees and live in your community.

Graduate Residence Coordinators (GRC) GRCs are UCF graduate students who live in your community. They help our ACs with community development.

Resident Assistants (RA)

RAs live in your community, answering your questions and helping you with day-to-day life, as well as planning fun and educational events. RAs also help enforce policies and university regulations.

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Residence Hall and Apartment Patrol Staff (RHAPs)

RHAPs are students who monitor community safety from midnight to 8 a.m. every day. They respond to concerns and work with RAs to enforce housing and university policies.

Residence Hall Association (RHA)

RHA works to promote unity and to provide educational and social events. Together with your community’s area council, RHA provides you opportunities to gain leadership skills and improve your living experience at UCF. Joining is a great way to get involved, gain leadership experience, develop organizational skills, and make lifelong friends. Learn more about RHA at rha.housing.ucf.edu.

Office staff work from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to assist with day-to-day community operations.

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Building Services: Building and custodial services are responsible for cleaning and maintenance services. A cleaning schedule will be posted for your information (schedule is subject to change). You are expected to remove all of your belongings from the sink, counter and shower stall prior to the arrival of staff. All clothing must be picked up off the floor. If your room is left in a condition where it cannot be cleaned, your AC will be notified and you may be held in violation of your housing agreement. Apartment residents are responsible for cleaning the oven/stove. Residents cannot refuse custodial and maintenance services. Apartments: (Hercules, Nike, Lake Claire) Bathrooms and kitchen floors will be cleaned on a weekly basis. NorthView: Students are responsible for cleaning their apartment. No cleaning service is provided. Maintenance staff will also inspect units routinely and repair any damage found.

be used for outside meetings or personal functions unless approved by the AC or his or her designee. Exterminator Services: All halls and apartments are serviced for insects on a regular basis. Do not attempt to exterminate insects yourself. If you have a problem between treatments, report it to the Work Control Center at fo.ucf.edu. Game Day: The Department of Housing and Residence Life will enforce policies on UCF Football Game Days. In addition, all official UCF tailgating policies and fan behavior guidelines will be enforced. Visit the Game Day website for information at ucfgameday.com. Grills: Some communities provide stationary grills for resident use. You must supply your own charcoal, food and grilling utensils, and also clean the grill and empty out the charcoal once it is cool. Grills, propane, lighter fluid or related materials cannot be stored in your room or apartment.

Residence Halls: (Hercules, Nike, Neptune, Apollo, Libra) Bathrooms will be cleaned and carpets vacuumed on a weekly basis. Rosen: Bathrooms will be cleaned on a weekly basis. Towers: Units in the Towers receive cleaning services approximately five times per year, including summer. Maintenance staff will also inspect units routinely and repair any damage found. Bulletin Boards: One way your RA will keep you informed is by posting information on hall, building and community bulletin boards. Only staff may post on these bulletin boards. Cable TV: Your room is provided with a single standard residential cable outlet. Residents must supply their own cable wire to connect their television to the outlet. Residents are responsible for reporting any damages. Community Centers and Lounges: Some of these facilities are equipped with cable TV and kitchen appliances. These are available for residents to use. Staff will post proper signage on doors if a restricted program is taking place in a facility. Our community spaces are specifically designed for use by our staff and residents. Our community spaces may not 6

Move-in and Move-out: You are responsible for following all move-in and move-out procedures. All move-out materials will be provided to you prior to closing. Be aware of appropriate dates and times, as extensions will not be given. Please consult your community office if you have any questions or concerns.


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Kitchens (Community): Community kitchens are available in select areas for use by residents of that community with a current UCF Student ID. Community kitchens are to be used for the preparation of food only. Community kitchens are not to be used for class projects, science experiments, washing hair, etc. Additionally, residents who use community kitchens are required to clean up after themselves before leaving. Cooking and Safety: Tips to Avoid Smoke Alarms 1. Always turn on the vent above your oven/stove. 2. Never leave cooking food unattended— not even for a second. 3. Remember, your oven/stove may heat differently than you are used to, so check what you are cooking frequently. 4. Check the oven/stove before turning it on to make sure it is empty and has been properly cleaned. 5. Always remember to make sure the oven/stove is turned off when you are done cooking. If your smoke detector sounds from cooking in ONLY your apartment and there is no fire: 1. Call your community office. 2. Identify yourself, your location and that a smoke detector is sounding. 3. Turn on vent/fan and open windows, as able, to clear any smoke. 4. Do not prop the apartment door open as smoke may set off the full building alarm. 5. Housing and Residence Life and/or UCF Police/Facility Operations staff will respond to the scene.

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Laundry Facilities: Your community will have coin- and/or UCF card-operated laundry facilities. For UCF card information and refunds, please visit the card center at Knights Plaza on the main campus. For coin refunds, please visit your community office. Lock Outs: Always carry your keys and/or UCF Student ID, and never give or lend them to anyone. If you are locked out of your room, go to your community office for help. You will need to present a photo ID to get into your room. After your third lock out of the semester, you will be charged a $10 fee for every following lock out. If you lose your key or UCF Student ID, report it immediately to your community office for assistance in ordering a replacement. You are responsible for the cost of replacing a lost or stolen key or UCF Student ID. Mail: Mailboxes are conveniently located near each community. Mail is delivered Monday through Friday. If you receive a package, you will be notified through your UCF email account. The notification will indicate the time and location to pick up your package. You must present a photo ID when picking up a package. If you need to purchase postage stamps, check with your community’s mail center. Maintenance Requests: To report a maintenance concern, go to fo.ucf.edu to fill out a work order. For urgent requests, please call the Work Order Control Center at 407-823-5223. Maintenance emergencies that occur after hours or during a weekend should be reported to the RA on duty by calling your community office. Programs: On occasion, staff may be offering hall or area programming that may deviate from the posted quiet hours. The RA staff will notify the appropriate building or community at least 24 hours prior to the event. ResNet: To connect to the Internet from your room, plug your Ethernet cable into the orange data jack on the wall, or locate the wireless network, then open your browser and visit resnet.ucf.edu. If you have trouble connecting, please contact the Computer Help Desk at 407-823-5117.

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Community Standards The Department of Housing and Residence Life strives to provide an environment

that is safe, secure and conducive to academic achievement. The policies listed in this publication serve as standards for students living in our facilities. You are responsible for knowing and observing the regulations set forth in official publications. Failure to abide by the following standards may result in housing agreement action, UCF

Rules of Conduct charges or possible law enforcement. This publication is intended

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Residence Life Agreement and The Golden Rule Student Handbook. If at any point you cannot find specifics or are unsure about a policy or procedure, do not hesitate to ask a staff member.

Alcoholic Beverages: The possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages by persons under the age of 21 is against the law. Paraphernalia: Possession of alcohol paraphernalia is strictly prohibited in all residential facilities. Paraphernalia is considered items possessed or used in conjunction with consumption, binge drinking, communal drinking, etc. This includes, but is not limited to: communal/ large drinking containers (kegs, coolers, beer balls, etc.), beer funnels, beer bongs and beer pong tables/equipment. In addition, displays of empty alcoholic beverage containers and items used for consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited in all residential facilities. Housing and Residence Life staff or UCF Police will ask the resident to remove the items. Presence: If you are under the age of 21 and present in a residential facility, individual room, suite, apartment or general vicinity where alcohol is being consumed, you may be considered to be consuming alcoholic beverages (this does not include those who fall under “The Roommate Rule�).

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Providing Alcohol to Minors: Providing alcohol to minors is strictly prohibited. Students of Legal Drinking Age: You may responsibly possess and consume alcoholic beverages in your room or common apartment area/living room. You may not consume alcohol in hallways, breezeways or other open community spaces, lounges or lobby areas inside or outside of buildings. The Roommate Rule: If you are of legal drinking age, the only student(s) under the age of 21 who can be present in your room, suite or common apartment area while alcohol is being consumed is your roommate(s). If underage guests are present in your room, there can be no consumption of alcohol by you anywhere in the room, suite or apartment, even if you are of legal drinking age. Altercations/Harassment (Violence): Physical altercations (fights), verbal or written abuse, [which includes, but is not limited to, any form of social media (e.g., Facebook or Twitter)], harassment and/or other conduct that endangers the health, safety or well-being of others involving residents, students or other guests, will not be tolerated and may result in immediate agreement termination.


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Animals: Only fish in a tank no larger than 10 gallons and guide/service animals are allowed in university facilities. This does not include turtles, water lizards, snakes, etc. All other pets are prohibited for any period of time, and visiting animals must be kept outdoors and leashed. You must take your fish with you or make appropriate arrangements if you will be away. A $25 fine per occurrence may be imposed if an unapproved pet or animal is found. Other Animals: Do not feed stray animals on campus as they may carry disease and/or conditions injurious to humans. Additionally, leaving pet food or other products around the buildings may attract insects and other pests. Please refrain from these activities. Appliances and Cooking: Modification of the building wiring or university-provided appliances is strictly prohibited. Apartments/Lounges: Deep fryers are prohibited. All other appliances must be in good working order. Please remember to use caution when you and your guests are cooking and never leave your cooking unattended. All garbage that is the result of food preparation should be placed in a garbage bag and taken to the area dumpsters or trash compactors to avoid odor, attracting insects or contributing to unsanitary conditions. Residence Halls: For reasons of safety and sanitation, the following items are prohibited: two-sided/open-faced /indoor electric grills (e.g., George Foreman Grill), deep fryers, toaster ovens, toasters, electric skillets, hot plates and/or any appliance with exposed heating coils. You may have a microwave oven (must be 1,000 watts or less), as well as popcorn poppers, hot pots and coffeepots with an automatic shut-off feature. Refrigerators (with or without freezers) not exceeding 5 cubic feet total capacity are permitted. If a refrigerator exceeds the size limit, the resident will be asked to remove it. If you plan to operate any of the above permitted appliances in your room, they must be in good working order and you must plug them into a power strip with a built-in circuit breaker.

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Beds: Raising or altering beds by any method (such as concrete blocks or bed risers) is not allowed in any housing facility. Beds in some residence hall communities can be raised, lowered or bunked by placing a work order request. Constructing lofts is prohibited in UCF’s housing facilities. Bicycles: Bicycles, bicycle chains and frames are not allowed inside the residential facilities. If you are found with a bicycle in your room, you will be asked to remove it and incur a $25 fine per occurrence. Additional charges may be assessed for multiple violations. There are bicycle racks available in most communities. Bicycles should never be locked to light poles, trees, electrical posts or stairway railings. UCF Police will remove bicycles from these inappropriate locations. In addition, UCF Police will periodically clear bicycle racks. Students with bicycles should check them at least once a week for notices. Students living in on-campus housing are required to register and decal their bicycles. The decals are free. Register your bicycle serial number online at parking.ucf.edu. Candles and Incense: Due to the potential fire hazard, the use of or possession of candles, incense or other related items is strictly prohibited anywhere in the residential facilities. This includes unlit, unburned and unused products. Common Areas (Obstructing): In the interest of safety and consideration for students with disabilities, hallways, lobbies, stairwells, foyer areas and all other common areas of traffic must be kept free of obstructions at all times. Communicable or Contagious Illnesses: Residents must immediately report any suspected case of communicable or contagious illness to UCF Health Services. We also recommend you notify your community office, as they may be able to offer assistance to make you more comfortable. Computer Usage: The university has explicit guidelines regarding proper computer usage. Please refer to The Golden Rule Student Handbook, as well as your contract with Computer Services. Your Internet connection will be restricted or shut off if 9


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you are using the server for the following purposes: pornography or obscene material, any unauthorized duplication or distribution of copyrighted material, running a server or peer-to-peer file sharing, etc. UCF computers and networks may not be used for commercial purposes. Downloading of illegal material is strictly prohibited. Students are also not permitted to establish their own wireless networks as it interferes with already established UCF connections. Tampering with another student’s personal computer is a violation of the UCF Rules of Conduct. Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.): Housing and Residence Life cautions you on your use of electronic media. Take caution when disclosing personal thoughts, pictures or detailed information about yourself. Our staff will not seek out any of this information. However, if our staff is made aware of illegal activity and/or safety/ security hazards, they will address this immediately. Controlled Substances: The illegal possession, use or sale of or any attempt to obtain any illegal drug, drug paraphernalia or controlled substance (including marijuana) is strictly prohibited in the residential facilities. If you choose to possess and/or use illegal controlled substances/paraphernalia, you may be subject to the full extent of law enforcement, student conduct violations, and Housing and Residence Life Agreement violations, including immediate housing agreement termination. Paraphernalia: Drug paraphernalia is considered items possessed with or used in conjunction with controlled substances, which include but are not limited to the following: hookahs, whippets, water pipes, bongs, pipes, syringes, containers, clips, etc. Prescription Drugs: Prescription drugs must be in the original pharmacy container from a licensed pharmacist with your legal name listed on the label. Your prescription drugs must be used only as directed by your doctor. Presence: Students present in a housing unit where controlled substances are used or sold may be considered to be possessing or using controlled substances and may be subject to housing agreement termination. 10

Decorations: You are encouraged to use your creativity and ingenuity to make your residence hall room or apartment as comfortable as possible. We do ask that you follow the simple guidelines provided here to keep maintenance problems to a minimum and protect your room from damage. Failing to follow these policies may result in housing agreement action. Alterations: You may not change, add to or alter any affixed UCF property. This includes, but is not limited to, changing or altering light fixtures, electrical devices, cabinets, doors, furniture, fixtures, locks, adding shelves, poles, swings, etc. Ceilings: You are not permitted to hang, mount or affix decorations or any other item from the ceiling. Curtains and Draperies: These items are prohibited. Curtains in hallways/closets or used as partitions in rooms/apartments are also prohibited. If your bedroom does not have doors on the closet, you may put up a curtain using a tension rod; however, the rod must be 20 inches from the ceiling in order to allow the sprinkler full coverage in the event of a fire. DÊcor: Please be considerate of your roommate’s rights as they pertain to your decorations, as some images, words and content may offend him or her. Possession and/or display of stolen property such as construction materials (cones, signs, etc.), street signs and shopping carts is strictly prohibited and will be reported. Exterior Room/Apt. Doors: Only Housing and Residence Life-approved door decorations and properly affixed message boards will be allowed on your exterior door facing community space. Any additional postings are under the discretion of Housing and Residence Life staff. Interior Doors: You may decorate the interior of your room and/or apartment doors. Hall Common Areas: Decorating the residence hall lobby, pod, breezeway or lounge is prohibited without approval from Housing and Residence Life staff.


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Paint: You are not permitted to paint the walls, ceilings or any portion of your room, suite or apartment. Wall Coverings: Due to guidelines set forth by the state fire marshal, you are not permitted to completely cover walls and doors with decorations, pictures, posters, etc. Limited decorations are permissible, but cannot cover more than 20 percent of the walls. Large tapestries, excessive posters/paper, etc., are prohibited. Walls, Doors and Adhesives: The walls and doors will not withstand most tape, glue, nails or tacks without leaving damage. Tack strips have been installed in most rooms. Please use them to hang pictures, posters, etc. Do not use stickers or contact paper (shelf liner) on dressers, closets, light fixtures, doors or drawers. Please use caution in hanging items on room walls. You will be responsible for any damage to your assigned unit upon moveout or before. Do not use double-sided tape, nails in cement block walls, hooks, putty or any other item that causes wall damage. Windows: All residential windows must be kept uniform at all times. Windows should be kept free of writing, signs, stickers, curtains, drapes, aluminum foil and other personal possessions, window accessories, etc. This is necessary to maintain a neat exterior building appearance. Items found in windows will need to be immediately removed.

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Failure to Comply: You must comply with all written and verbal requests and instructions from university officials. Failure to comply is a violation of the UCF Rules of Conduct. Doors: Please do not disassemble doors or door closures, as doing so may damage the door and/or wall, and you will be charged for any damages. Avoid propping doors with the deadbolt or any other foreign object as this may cause damages as well as pose possible safety and security concerns. In addition, doors should never be obstructed with furniture or other belongings. For safety reasons, staff will un-prop all doors and lock any propped door when residents are not present. Exterior Doors and Windows: Refrain from banging, pounding or knocking on exterior or entrance doors or windows. This is considered a noise violation and disruptive behavior and it will be confronted by Housing and Residence Life staff. We suggest you call the person you are meeting upon your arrival so s/he can let you in, or preplan an arrival time to avoid the behaviors noted above. Drugs: See “Controlled Substances� on page 10.

Disorderly Behavior: Those who participate in behaviors or actions that are disruptive to the daily operations of the housing community and/or deprive other residents of the peace and quiet to which they are entitled will be subject to housing agreement and UCF Rules of Conduct action. Chronic Misbehavior: If a resident or guest is involved in repeated or flagrant violations, establishes an unacceptable pattern of misconduct, or is frequently found to be in noncompliance with The Golden Rule Student Handbook and/or the Community Living Guide, s/he may be subject to disciplinary action including housing agreement termination. 11


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Electrical Guidelines/Extension Cords: Extension cords are prohibited in Housing and Residence Life facilities. Only 120v, UL-approved, electrical power outlet strips (surge protectors) with a built-in manual reset 15-amp circuit breaker are permissible. Maximum allowable length of the cord is 6Â feet with a maximum of six outlets at the end of the cord. Only one outlet strip may be used per outlet and you may not plug power strips into one another. In addition, non-circuited multi-socket cords, multiplug adapters, anything with a frayed or damaged cord and air fresheners/fans with an outlet are strictly prohibited as they can cause a fire. These policies are in accordance with the Florida state fire marshal and state policy.

Circuit Breakers: If you overload the electrical circuits, you will trip your circuit. This is a safety feature to prevent electrical fires. If you trip the circuit, unplug some of your electrical appliances and relocate them to different outlets. Contact your community office for assistance. Facilities: All housing spaces were designed for residential purposes only. Activities such as, but not limited to, engine maintenance, equipment repair, mechanical research, use of any chemicals, home brewing, horticulture, nonpersonal dispensing of food or beverage, storage or use of compressed gases, storage or use of industrial equipment, or any process other than routine domestic use of facilities requires prior written approval by the appropriate Housing and Residence Life staff. Facility regulations also apply to the outside of the facilities, specifically courtyards, breezeways, stairwells and fountains. Fountains: Residents are not permitted to put clothing, boats, detergent, people, etc. in the community fountains. Roof Access: For safety and security reasons, use and access to any community roofs is strictly prohibited. Unauthorized Access to Closets: For safety and security, use or access of any community closet or storage is strictly prohibited. Fire Alarms: Any campus resident who activates the fire alarm, regardless of intent, is responsible for any related costs from the fire department response. The standard charge for such an event is $300 (subject to change). This includes, but is not limited to, cooking, smoking, vandalism, pranks, policy violations, etc. Any additional costs beyond this and any applicable policy violations charges will also be assessed to the responsible student(s). Neither students nor staff can interrupt a fire department call to the campus community once the units have been dispatched. Remember: If you have activated an alarm, contact your community office and/or UCF Police. This will help emergency personnel in their response to the situation.

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Fire, Health and Safety Inspections: For your safety and the safety of all community residents, room inspections are completed throughout the year to conduct specific fire, health and safety checks. Any violations found during these checks will need to be corrected in a specified time period (as directed by your area’s AC). Violations may result in housing and student conduct sanctions and a review of your housing agreement. Fire Safety Equipment: Tampering with any part of a fire protection system and/ or equipment, including false alarms from pull stations and obstructing/tampering with doors, smoke detectors, stove top extinguishers, sprinkler heads, evacuation signs, pipes, hydrants or exit signs and the illegal use of a fire extinguisher is a violation of the law and is punishable by a mandatory $5,000 fine and/or six months’ incarceration. You will also be held responsible for fire department fines, related cleanup costs and student conduct violations for instances that occur as a result of accidental or intentional acts of endangerment. Fire Stops (Stove Top Extinguishers): Units with a stove and hood will be supplied with magnetic extinguishing devices mounted in the hood. These devices will activate in the event of a stove top fire. Should you activate these devices, contact Housing and Residence Life staff immediately for replacement. You will be responsible for the cost of replacement and any related cleaning charges. Prohibited Items: Live cut trees (e.g., a Christmas tree) are prohibited inside the residential facilities. In addition, flammable or hazardous materials including, but not limited to, bugs, bombs, gases, gasoline, charcoal, solvents, lighter fluid, propane, dive tanks, smoke/fog machines and welding tanks are also prohibited (full or empty). Also see “Grills,” “Appliances and Cooking,” “Bicycles,” “Candles and Incense,” “Decorations,” “Electrical Guidelines/Extension Cords,” “Lamps and Lighting,” and “Smoking” in this guide for other prohibited items.

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Sprinklers: Tampering or damaging sprinklers, regardless of intent, is against policy. Fire Safety, Alarms and Related Information: Fire safety is a top priority in our residential facilities. It is vital that all members of the community understand and follow all rules and regulations. Building Fire Alarms: If the alarm has sounded in your building, you must immediately evacuate the building and proceed to your evacuation location (at least 300 feet from the building). If you observe a fire, activate the nearest pull station and call 911, and continue to proceed to your building’s evacuation location. Staff will respond to the sounding alarm and will direct you and other residents accordingly. Always follow the direction of the UCF staff and fire department. Evacuation Procedures: You and your guests are required to participate in all alarmed or announced evacuations, whether it is a drill, an active fire or other threat-related incident. Your failure to evacuate a building when an alarm has sounded or as directed by university staff or the police/fire department is strictly prohibited. Everyone is required to evacuate for every alarm, unless previously directed by Housing and Residence Life staff that it is only a test. For all alarm tests, residents will be notified in advance. Elevators: Never attempt to use an elevator to evacuate the building. Evacuation Locations: Each individual building will have its own evacuation location. Each evacuation location will be at least 300 feet from your building. Reentry to Building: Do not enter the building again until you are informed that it is safe to enter. This order will be given by Housing and Residence Life staff or UCF Police. Failure to adhere to this may result in student conduct action and possible housing agreement action. Staff and Police/Fire/Medical: Please stand out of the way of staff and other personnel as they manage the incident. 13


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Fitness Center (NorthView): Participation at the fitness center is completely voluntary. Individuals participate at their own risk and assume responsibility for their own health and safety. The University of Central Florida is not liable for injuries sustained during participation at the fitness center. It is strongly recommended that all participants consult a physician and/or have a physical exam prior to participating in activities at the fitness center. UCF does not provide personal accident/health insurance. Therefore, participants are urged to secure their own insurance. You may suffer physical and/or mental injury from participating in fitness center activities. Furniture: You are responsible for the UCF furniture in your room, suite or apartment. All furniture (including bed frame, mattress, desk, dresser, chairs, etc.) must remain in your room. Housing and Residence Life staff will not remove or store university furniture. Placement of any furniture, stage, appliance or entertainment item larger than a 2 by 3 feet area within a room, suite or apartment requires prior written approval by the appropriate staff member. Personal Furniture: All furniture belonging to you must be removed upon moving. Furniture left in residential facilities after closing will be subject to removal/disposal at your expense. Additional move-out charges will be assessed for furniture depending on its size. Public Use Furniture: UCF furniture should not be removed from public areas at any time. Furniture has been provided in common areas, lounges and pods for the enjoyment of the entire community. DO NOT move this furniture into your room or apartment. Gambling: UCF doesn’t allow gambling of any kind on campus or at its events, including lawful games of chance for money and wagering on a team or organization—especially when you’re in a position to influence the outcome. Gambling is considered the following: play in an unlawful game of chance for money or for anything of value on UCF premises or at any affair sponsored by a student or student organization; unlawfully sell, 14

barter or dispose of a ticket, order or any interest in a scheme of chance by whatever name on university premises or at any affair sponsored by a student or student organization; wager on a university team or organization in a competition with a direct influence in the success of the competition. Games/Hall Sports: Certain behaviors are not appropriate inside the residential facilities or surrounding vicinity. These behaviors include water balloon and paintball fights, water games and water guns, use of dartboards, Frisbee tossing, floor hockey, bouncing/kicking/throwing balls, in-line skating, roller-skating, skateboarding, etc. Please refrain from these activities in order to provide a safe and secure atmosphere for other residents in the community. Good Samaritan: If an emergency situation arises, university officials may move your belongings in the following instances: (a) should they witness the potential damage or loss of personal property, or (b) should they witness the potential damage or loss of university property which requires moving your personal belongings, or (c) should they witness the potential threat or harm to a person. In the event of property damage or loss, UCF maintains its position of no liability for refunds or replacement of property. An emergency situation is defined by any immediately threatening danger to personal property or person such as flooding, sewage backup and/or fire. This list is not comprehensive. The Department of Housing and Residence Life and UCF Facilities reserve the right to interpret this policy using professional judgment, should a situation arise. Guests: See “Visitation/Guests” on page 18. Hazardous Materials: Explosives, flammable or hazardous substances, or any item or thing of a dangerous nature is strictly prohibited within the residential facilities.


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Identification: You are required to carry your UCF Student ID at all times. Your visitors and guests are also expected to adhere to this policy by being in possession of appropriate identification. All persons will properly identify themselves when requested to do so by an authorized university official, which includes the Housing and Residence Life staff and/or the UCF Police. Persons without proper identification will be considered trespassing and the UCF Police will be notified. You are prohibited from letting another person use your UCF Student ID or driver’s license. If you allow another person to use your UCF Student ID card or driver’s license for identification purposes, it may be confiscated. University staff will make the final decision regarding trespassing students and guests. Invasion of Privacy: Respect the personal privacy and property of others, including roommates. This includes searching personal drawers, luggage, closets, computers/emails, or other personal spaces or belongings, and making audio/video recordings without a person’s knowledge. Keys: In the interest of safety and security, you are prohibited from giving your room and/or hall keys to anyone to use. It is your responsibility to report and pay for the replacement of any lost or stolen key(s). Lamps and Lighting: Due to the potential fire hazard, halogen and torchiere-style lamps are not permitted in the residential facilities. Bulb wattage in any permitted lamp should not exceed the manufacturer’s recommendation. Decorative and holiday lights must be for indoor use only, used only for their intended purpose and no more than two strings should be plugged in together at any time. No string should exceed 25 feet in length. Liability: The university is not liable for damage to or loss of personal property, failure or interruption of utilities, or for injury or inconvenience to persons (except to the extent set forth in Florida Statutes, section 768.28, 1979). You are responsible for your property and it is recommended that you obtain personal insurance coverage if not already covered under your parents’ or guardians’ homeowner’s policy. In the event

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that you find your belongings to be missing or stolen, you should always file a report with the UCF Police as well as inform your RA or the community office staff. Musical Instruments: Practicing of any musical instruments (including drums, guitars and any amplified instruments) at a volume heard beyond your room is prohibited in the residential communities. Musical instruments may not be played in common areas such as lounges or pods without permission from a Housing and Residence Life staff member. Noise: All residents and guests are expected to be considerate and keep noise at an acceptable level at all hours of the day. Noise should be kept at a level where it cannot be heard outside of your room. This policy refers to loud stereos/radios, televisions, pounding on walls or floors, loud yelling and screaming, musical instruments, amplifiers, subwoofers, etc. You may want to consider headphones if you desire a higher volume. Noise in the outdoor community or common areas of residential facilities should also be kept at a level that does not disturb the community; this includes noise from skateboards, loud talking and yelling, music, sports playing, video games, etc. Confronting Noise: Please confront the individual(s) responsible for the noise and politely communicate your concern that the noise is disturbing you. If you are unable to resolve the problem on your own, seek assistance from your community’s Housing and Residence Life staff. Courtesy Hours: You are expected to be considerate and keep noise at an acceptable level at all hours of the day. Quiet Hours: You must respect quiet hours, which are from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. every day. This is to include all areas in and around the community, including surrounding outside areas. Special 24hour quiet hours are implemented during exam periods at the end of each semester. Appropriate notification will be posted. See your RA or visit the community office if you have questions about noise.

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Pool/Sauna (NorthView/Rosen): Follow posted rules at all times. You should be considerate of your noise level as these amenities are located close to the windows of other residents. Housing and Residence Life staff may ask you to leave at any time for noise or safety violations. You will be considered to be trespassing if you are in or around these amenities past posted times. Alcohol is prohibited from these amenities regardless of age.

present themselves which necessitate authorized university personnel to enter student rooms for the purpose of repair and maintenance; assessment of damages; health and safety inspections, fire safety inspections; inventory of university property; fire drills; determination of compliance with university policies; and emergencies where imminent danger to life, safety, health or property is reasonably suspected.

Room Changes: There are some circumstances when room changes are allowed. You should begin the process by meeting with your RA to discuss any roommate conflicts or situations. For suggestions on living with a roommate, we recommend you first review the section in this publication entitled “Getting Started.� The Housing and Residence Life staff also recommends that you complete a Roommate Agreement prior to the start of the year with the person or persons you live with in your unit. Roommate Agreements can be obtained through your RA.

Bathroom Lock Outs: In some communities, bathroom lock outs frequently occur and our staff will have to enter connected suites to access the bathroom for such lock outs.

Unauthorized Room Changes: You are not allowed to change rooms without proper authorization from the Area Coordinator or an appropriate Housing and Residence Life professional. Unauthorized room changes may result in housing violations. Room Damages: It is your responsibility to pay for the replacement or repair of damaged property within your room, suite or apartment. Charges for the condition of the room or damages will be charged to all residents involved when it is not apparent who is responsible or when one resident does not accept/claim responsibility. Room Entry: Authorized UCF personnel, as specified and defined in UCF Department of Housing and Residence Life policies, may enter your room for normal inspection, fire code enforcement, maintenance purposes, verification of resident occupancy, and emergency situations, including well-being checks. Inspections: All due respect is given to your privacy. Occasionally, circumstances

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Authorized Search: Your property is not subject to search without your consent, unless a search is conducted by appropriate law enforcement officers with a legal search warrant or in accordance with existing Florida law. Housing and Residence Life staff will never conduct these searches. Inspections (Towers): Maintenance and custodial staff will perform inspections on a regular basis. During those inspections, staff will address any damages and/or policy violations found. Should repair/ replacement of university property be needed, the maintenance staff will perform the work and the responsible resident(s) will be charged accordingly (if applicable). Room Use: You are to keep your assigned space clean and orderly. You may not sublet to another person at any time. Charges will be assessed for damages to, unauthorized use of or alterations to any assigned space, equipment or building, and/or for special cleaning necessitated by your negligence. Operating a Business Out Your Room: You are not allowed to operate an active and on-site business out of your assigned unit or that of another’s in Housing and Residence Life facilities. You may use your Internet resources to conduct business as long as you are abiding by housing, university, state and federal laws while doing so.


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Room Vacancy: If a vacancy exists in your residence, you will likely be assigned a new roommate. Any attempt to enter and/or use any part of a vacant room, or to discourage or prevent a new resident from moving into the room or apartment, will result in an immediate review of your housing agreement, as well as possible additional rental fees. It is important that you keep any common or shared area clean and orderly at all times to provide a welcoming environment for your new roommate. Sexual Misconduct: The university will not tolerate sexual misconduct, abuse, harassment, exploitation, intimidation or coercion. The university is committed to maintaining a community in the residential facilities in which students and staff can live and work in an atmosphere that is free of all forms of sexual misconduct. Those who violate this policy may be subject to the full extent of law enforcement, student conduct action, and Housing and Residence Life charges and may result in immediate housing agreement termination. Smoking: The University of Central Florida prohibits smoking on all universityowned, operated, leased and/or controlled properties in order to maintain a healthy and safe environment for its faculty, staff, students and visitors. To learn more about our smoke-free policy, visit ucf.edu/ smokefree. Solicitation: You are not allowed to solicit anywhere in the Housing and Residence Life facilities, including on bulletin boards, walls, laundry areas, doors, windows, etc. Non-authorized vendors, magazine solicitors, cosmetic distributors, organizations, or clubs selling cookies, books, leasing apartments, etc., will not be allowed. If you have a problem with a solicitor, get a physical description and location of the solicitor and contact your community office and/or the UCF Police. You should never invite solicitors into the building or your individual room.

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Flyer and Posting Policy: For information about posting a flyer in your community, please visit your community office. Fundraising: Occasionally, Housing and Residence Life and/or the Residence Hall Association (RHA) will conduct fundraisers or drives for charitable causes. These activities will always operate out of a main office or community location and we will never solicit from you door to door. Please consult your community office if you have additional questions or concerns. Storage: There is no storage available in the residential facilities for your belongings outside of what you have in your own room. Anyone requiring additional storage facilities should contact a local private storage company. Trash Removal/Recycling: You are responsible for the removal of all personal trash. You will need to take your trash to dumpsters or compactors. Please open side trash compactor doors in order to dispose of your trash properly. Do not place trash on the top of compactor. Do not deposit bags of trash, pizza boxes, etc., in trash cans by building entrances, common areas or lounges. Trash should be disposed of only in the dumpster or compactor. A $25 trash fine will be imposed upon students who leave or dispose of trash in an improper fashion. Please separate your recyclables from your trash and dispose of them in the proper receptacle. See your RA for more details.

Chalk Art: Chalk art is not permitted in Housing and Residence Life communities unless it is related to department programs or announcements.

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Vandalism: Any willful act of destruction, defacing or tampering with university property or the property of another student is considered vandalism. Vandals will be subject to the student conduct process, which may include restitution and a review of your housing agreement for termination. UCF Police involvement will be sought as needed. Elevators: In order to keep elevators in safe working condition, the following is prohibited and may result in student conduct action: intentional damage and/ or vandalism, kicking or banging the walls or doors of the elevators, misuse or tampering with elevators, smoking in elevators, overloading, use of emergency alarms and emergency stops in nonemergency situations. Vehicles: Due to safety and security concerns, no unauthorized vehicles are allowed in the immediate vicinity of residential buildings, sidewalks, courtyards or housing greens. This includes cars and trucks (including moving trucks), unauthorized golf carts, motorcycles, scooters, etc. UCF Parking Services and/or UCF Police will be contacted and your vehicle will be towed away at the owner’s expense. This policy does not apply to motorized wheelchairs. Video Surveillance: Your community may be equipped with a number of closed-circuit TV cameras. These cameras have been installed for the purpose of recording events for later viewing. The cameras are not actively monitored and were not installed for the purpose of stopping an incident, event or crime in progress. Further, since the cameras and recording equipment are mechanical and require the maintenance of staff, they may not always be working properly due to mechanical or operator problems. Do not rely only upon these cameras in any way for any purpose. Visitation/Guests: You are responsible for informing your visitors and guests about Housing and Residence Life and university policies since you could be held accountable for policy violations. You will escort your guest(s) at all times. Your guest(s) will not

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be allowed in your room if you aren’t with them. You will be held accountable for the behavior of your guest(s) that takes place inside the room, building or community, whether or not you are present at the time. Housing and Residence Life always reserves the right to ask guests or visitors to leave housing facilities as the need arises. Cohabitation: Only you are permitted to occupy your assigned space. Your assigned space will not be shared with any other individual(s) not officially assigned to your room. Family and Children: Children and other relatives are considered guests and must adhere to the same policies. Overnight Guests: You will always discuss your intended plans to have overnight guests with the other person or persons with whom you share your room, suite or apartment. If you would like to have a guest stay overnight, you will need the permission of your roommate(s). You are permitted to have no more than two guests visiting overnight in your room or apartment at the same time. You will not be permitted to have a guest stay overnight longer than three consecutive nights. No overnight guest can stay more than seven nights total during your housing agreement term. If you have concerns about a guest in your living unit, please consult with the Housing and Residence Life staff in your community. Weather: (Dangerous) From time to time hazardous weather conditions develop in the Central Florida area. Should a weather emergency occur, university officials and our staff will communicate the appropriate procedures to all residents. In a hurricane situation, students who are able to safely travel home will be encouraged to do so. Shelters will be provided for students who are unable to get to another safe location. It is important that you comply with staff instructions and requests during a dangerous weather situation like a hurricane, tornado, severe lightning storm, etc. Weapons: Possession or use of firearms, fireworks (including sparklers and smoke


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bombs), explosives or dangerous/flammable chemicals of any kind are strictly prohibited in any UCF Housing and Residence Life facility or surrounding vicinity. This includes, but is not limited to, firearms and/or ammunition, BB/pellet guns, Nerf速 and water guns, airsoft guns, weapons for sport (including paintball guns, bow and arrows, diving knives, hunting weapons, etc.), stun guns, swords, switchblades, knives, slingshots, martial arts or medieval weapons, and flammables (liquids, solvents, gases). In the case of weapons, the possession or use of certain items may place you in violation of state or federal law and cause you to be subject to arrest. This includes toys that look like actual weapons. Possessing and/or using weapons may result in immediate agreement termination as well as reported student conduct violations and possible criminal charges. Your housing agreement also covers any object that can be used as a weapon that is not included specifically on this list. If you have a question about something

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you have in your room, please ask your Housing and Residence Life staff. UCF Police will always be contacted to address any threat of intimidation or terror toward a student, staff or facility with the use of a weapon. Windows and Screens: All bedroom windows are designed to provide a means of emergency exit. Do not block their full opening with furniture or personal possessions. Windows are never meant to be used as an exit or entrance to and from your room, except in case of an emergency. At no time will you climb out or hang out of the windows in the residence facilities. Additionally, do not drop, shoot or throw objects from windows. Do not remove window screens from the windows. If weather conditions cause your screen to fall out, please submit a work order at pp.ucf.edu. You are responsible for the replacement costs of screens missing from your window.

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The intent of the Department of Housing and Residence Life staff in conjunction with the Office of Student Conduct is to provide educational opportunities that foster individual growth, ethical development and personal accountability while promoting the core values of the university: integrity, scholarship, community, creativity and excellence.

As a member of the UCF community, it is your responsibility to consider

the consequences of your behavior and to make sound decisions before acting. Your actions, positively or negatively intended, directly affect the community’s standards of living, including your own. Goals of the Student Conduct Review Process

The goals of the Office of Student Conduct are to educate students, faculty and staff on community responsibilities and behavioral standards, provide fair and impartial review for students charged with violating university policies, assign purposeful sanctions that support personal growth and development, promote a campus climate of civility and accountability, and promote a safe and inclusive atmosphere conducive to student success.

Policy Violations and Reporting

If a violation of policy (housing agreement violation or UCF Rules of Conduct violation) should arise within the residential community, the violation will be addressed by one or more Housing and Residence Life representatives (RAs, RHAPs, GRCs, ACs, PAs, etc.) or a UCF Police Officer. If the UCF Police initiate contact with the student(s), a Housing and Residence Life representative may also be called in to assist in the situation. Following the alleged violation, the Housing and Residence Life representative will prepare an incident report for the Area Coordinator that details the nature of the incident, conflict or situation. The UCF Police may also file a police report of their own with the Office of Student Conduct. 20

Your case will then be referred to the Area Coordinator for the area in which the incident occurred, or to the Office of Student Conduct, depending on the severity of the incident. These determinations are made on a case-by-case basis.

Administrative Action with Area Coordinator

Following the report of a documented incident, you will be notified by the Area Coordinator or their designee about scheduling a meeting time to discuss your involvement in the alleged violation. During the meeting, you will be informed of the alleged violations. Your rights and responsibilities in the student conduct process will be explained to you and you will have the opportunity to share your perspective. If you accept responsibility for violating a Housing and Residence Life policy and/or UCF Rules of Conduct found in The Golden Rule Student Handbook, then the Area Coordinator or designee, acting on behalf of the department and the Office of Student Conduct, will recommend educational and punitive sanctions. If an alleged violation of the UCF Rules of Conduct is not resolved with the Area Coordinator or appropriate designee, it will be referred to the Office of Student


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Conduct. Depending on the outcome of the case referred to the Office of Student Conduct, a resident’s Housing and Residence Life Agreement could be terminated. Other sanctions may be: Warning: You may receive a written warning for your behavior, which states that if you are involved in other incidents or a repeated violation of the rules and regulations of the residential facilities you can expect additional action. Restitution: You will be assessed the repair/ replacement cost for any damage you cause to university or personal property. Educational Requirement: You may be required to complete educational requirements in addition to one of the above-mentioned sanctions. The sanctions may include, but are not limited to, community service, alcohol/drug educational programs, reflective papers, required meetings or interviews, or giving presentations. The sanction will be decided upon by the Area Coordinator or designee and will be related to your specific incident. Failure to complete these sanctions will result in a referral to the Office of Student Conduct for a violation of the UCF Rules of Conduct as found in The Golden Rule Student Handbook. Housing and Residence Life Agreement Interim Removal: If you are involved in a serious incident, your housing agreement may be temporarily suspended/terminated for a period of time during which your level of responsibility will be determined. During this time, you are responsible for making other living arrangements with the understanding that you will not be permitted to enter any residential facilities. Once responsibility is determined, further action will be taken accordingly. Administrative Move: As stated in the Housing and Residence Life Agreement, Housing and Residence Life has the right to change room assignments, temporarily or permanently, in the interest of orderliness, health and safety, conduct, etc., after written notice to the assignee.

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Housing and Residence Life Agreement Termination: If you have your housing agreement terminated, you must vacate your current housing assignment on the date specified by your Area Coordinator. In addition, you may be issued a trespass warning prohibiting you from entering any UCF or affiliated housing facility. You will not receive any refund and will be required to pay all related fees according to your housing agreement. Denial of Future Housing and Residence Life Agreements: A recommendation may be made to not offer a future housing agreement to individuals who have a history of offenses that are disruptive to the community environment. This status may be temporary or permanent.

Appeals Process for Housing and Residence Life Agreement Termination An appeal may be submitted to the Housing Agreement Termination Appeals Board (HATAB). Membership is comprised of university personnel appointed by the director of Housing and Residence Life or designee. The members meet as needed to review appeals. Requirements for the appeal process: 1. The appeal must be submitted within three (3) business days of receipt of the housing agreement termination letter. 2. The appeal must be type-written with an official student signature. Handwritten appeals will not be accepted. 3. The appeal must be type-written by the student including current contact information and PID. 4. Students do not attend the board meetings. 5. The letter of appeal should be placed in a sealed envelope and delivered to: Housing Agreement Termination Appeals Board (HATAB) Housing Administration Building Building 73 A final decision letter will be sent to the student notifying them of the appeal status.

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Student Conduct Disciplinary Sanctions (The Golden Rule Student Handbook) If you accept responsibility for violating a UCF Rule of Conduct found in The Golden Rule Student Handbook, then one or a combination of the following sanctions will be imposed upon you. Recommended sanctions for UCF Rules of Conduct violations will be forwarded to the Director of the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) for final disposition. This list of sanctions includes, but is not limited to, the following: Disciplinary Warning: An official warning that your behavior is in violation of the UCF Rules of Conduct, and that if you are subsequently found in violation of this rule while on disciplinary warning; subsequent action may be more severe. Disciplinary Probation: Disciplinary probation status shall be for a specific length of time. Restrictive conditions may be imposed and vary according to the severity of the offense. Restrictive conditions may include, but may not be limited to the following: loss of good standing, which may become a matter of record; ineligibility to receive any university award, scholarship, loan, honorary recognition, or initiation into any local or national organizations, and denial of the privilege to occupy a position of leadership or responsibility in any university student organization, publication, or activity, or ability to represent the university in an official capacity or position. Under disciplinary probation, the student may continue to attend classes and is given a chance to show capability and willingness to live in accordance with university rules. However, if the student is subsequently found in violation of a rule while on disciplinary probation, the university may suspend or expel the student from the university. While on disciplinary probation, a hold will be placed on a student’s record for record keeping purposes. Disciplinary Suspension: A student involved in an offense warranting consideration of action more serious than disciplinary probation or one involved in repeated misconduct may face suspension. During the period of suspension, a student may not attend classes; participate in university 22

related activities, whether they occur on or off campus. A student under disciplinary suspension may not otherwise be present on university premises unless authorized in writing in advance under conditions approved by the Director of the OSRR. In determining if and to what extent suspended students shall be authorized to be on university premises, the Director of the OSRR or designee shall consider whether the suspension creates an undue hardship on the suspended student in regard to considerations that include, but are not limited to, the medical needs of the student. An overlay will be placed on a student’s record during the period of suspension. Further, while on disciplinary suspension, a hold will be placed on a student’s record for record keeping purposes. All assigned educational sanctions must be completed prior to the conclusion of disciplinary suspension; otherwise the disciplinary suspension will remain in effect. Disciplinary Expulsion: Expulsion is a sanction which removes the student from his/her academic program and permanently separates a student from the University of Central Florida without opportunity to graduate or re-enroll at the university in the future. An overlay will be permanently placed on the student’s record. Further, a hold will be permanently placed on a student’s record for record keeping purposes. Educational Sanctions: In conjunction with an administrative sanction, a student found to have been in violation of any of the Rules of Conduct will be assigned educational sanctions such as, but not limited to, reflective/research papers, classes/seminars, community service, interviews, etc. If a student has any outstanding educational sanctions at the conclusion of disciplinary probation or suspension, a student’s disciplinary probation or suspension status and hold will remain in effect pending the completion of the educational sanctions. Mediation: Residents may be referred the Office of Integrity and Ethical Development (IED). IED offers training and services directed at resolving interpersonal disputes. Facilitation of communication between parties promotes understanding, settlement and reconciliation. UCF’s IED enhances the mission of the university by promoting individual responsibility and contributing to the growth and development of all involved.


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Appeals Process for Student Conduct Disciplinary Sanctions All appeals must comply with the guidelines provided in The Golden Rule Student Handbook. Specific questions about appeals may be directed to the Student Government Association judicial advisor or the Office of Student Conduct. The University of Central Florida will notify parents or guardians of dependent students, defined in Florida Statutes, section 228.093 as under the age of 21, when students are found responsible for violating university alcohol or other drug policies as found in The Golden Rule Student Handbook. Your parents or guardians will be notified if: 1. You have been found for the second or more time(s) in violation of the university policy regarding the use, possession, sale or distribution of alcoholic beverages. 2. You have been found for the second or more time(s) in violation of the university policy regarding public intoxication. 3. You have been found in violation of the university policy that prohibits driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or a narcotic or other controlled substance not expressly permitted by law. 4. You have been found in violation of the university policy regarding belligerent and/ or aggressive behavior while under the influence of alcoholic beverages or a narcotic or other controlled substance not expressly permitted by law. 5. You have been found in violation of the university policy regarding the attempt to obtain or the use, possession, sale or distribution of any narcotic or other controlled substance not prescribed by law. 6. You required professional treatment in a medical facility for a condition associated with the use of alcoholic beverages or a narcotic or other controlled substance not expressly permitted by law.  hese guidelines do not preclude the university T from contacting parents or guardians for other policy violations that may endanger the health and well-being of a student or other individuals in the community. Parents or guardians will be notified in writing by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities and, whenever possible, students will be informed in advance that their parents or guardians will be notified.

Charges

Replacement Keys

Hercules, Neptune, Nike, NorthView, Rosen, Towers

$ 30

Lake Claire

$ 50

Intellikey (Academic Village, Libra)

$ 30

Bedroom

$ 30

Mailbox

$ 20

Other Charges

Additional cleaning charges $ 25 or more Administrative charge

$ 100

Bicycle in room

$ 25

Failure to follow move-in/ move-out procedure

$ 25 or more

Fire alarm

$ 300 or more

Lock outs (after 3 occurrences)

$ 10 (each time thereafter)

Overnight guests

$ 25 (per night)

Rental rate late charge

$ 100

Trash

$ 25 (per bag)

Unapproved pets

$ 25 or more

Unauthorized room change

$ 200

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Important Numbers 407-823-4663

Apollo Community Office

407-882-5016

Hercules Community Office

407-882-7010

Lake Claire Community Office

407-882-5000

Libra Community Office

407-882-5015

Neptune Community Office

407-882-7220

Nike Community Office

407-882-7000

NorthView Community Office

TBD

Rosen Community Office

407-284-6000

Towers at Knights Plaza I Community Office

407-882-9400

Towers at Knights Plaza II Community Office

407-882-9406

Tower at Knights Plaza III Community Office

407-882-9408

Tower at Knights Plaza IV Community Office

407-882-9418

UCF Facilities Operations

407-823-5223

Other Emergency—Police, ambulance or in case of fire UCF Police Department (nonemergency)

911 407-823-5555

AOD/Wellness 407-823-2924 Ask A Librarian

407-823-2562

Campus Operator

407-823-2000

Career Services

407-823-2 3 61

Computer Help Desk

407-823-5 1 1 7

Counseling Center

407-823-2 8 1 1

Dining Services

407-823-2 6 5 1

First Year Advising and Exploration

407-823-3789

Recreation and Wellness Center

407-823-2408

Safe Escort Patrol Services

407-823-2424

Student Academic Resource Center

407-823-5130

Student Financial Assistance

407-823-2827

Student Health Services

407-823-2701

Student Union

407-823-0001

UCF Bookstore

407-823-2665

Victim Services

407-823-2425

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