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Student Handbook

To all University of Central Florida Community Members,

The University of Central Florida is a community built on the tenets of the UCF Creed: Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity and Excellence. It is my hope that you embrace and promote these core values of our university in everything you do as a UCF Knight. Keep in mind, that being a UCF Knight is a privilege, not a right. As such, all UCF students have certain responsibilities to uphold as a member of our community.

The Golden Rule Student Handbook is a compilation of various policies and procedures from 10 different UCF departments and was specifically created to provide the answers to many of your questions regarding University rules and regulations. This publication attempts to define your rights and responsibilities and give you a better understanding of your role as a member of the UCF community.

UCF may change when it deems appropriate any announcements, information, policies, rules, regulations, or procedures set forth. The Golden Rule is published once a year and cannot always reflect new and modified information. When information is revised, the changes will be communicated through online resources or other means of communications, at which time the revisions will supersede previous information. The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) within the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services is delegated the responsibility for assembling and providing information regarding The Golden Rule. If The Golden Rule leaves any of your questions unanswered, I hope you will contact the OSRR for clarification.

UCF values diversity in the campus community. Accordingly, discrimination on the basis of race, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, or veteran's status is prohibited by federal and/or state law. It is our policy to treat all people with dignity and respect, without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, veteran status, or political opinions and affiliations.

I look forward to the many accomplishments, successes and positive contributions you will make during your time here at UCF. Go Knights!

Dana Juntunen

Assistant Dean of Students and Executive Director
Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

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