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UCF Golden Rule
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Dr. Ehasz
To All Members of the
University of Central Florida Community,

The University of Central Florida is a community brought together by the tenets of the UCF Creed: Integrity, Scholarship, Community, Creativity, and Excellence. These are the values that guide our conduct, performance, and decisions. To be successful at UCF, there is an expectation that you embrace and promote these core values in everything you do as a sign of your membership in the UCF community.

Whether you are a new or continuing undergraduate, graduate or professional student at UCF, there are certain responsibilities that you must uphold as a member of our community. The Golden Rule is a compilation of policies and procedures from different university areas intended to define your rights and responsibilities as a student and provide you with a better understanding of your role as a member of the UCF community.

The Golden Rule is published once a year but can be revised at any time to reflect new and modified information deemed critical by the university. Changes will be communicated through online resources and other means, at which time the revisions will supersede published information.

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (OSRR) within the Division of Student Development and Enrollment Services (SDES) is delegated the responsibility for reviewing, assembling, and communicating information included in The Golden Rule. Students are given the opportunity to influence the rules that they are expected to adhere through the Golden Rule Review Committee.

UCF values diversity and inclusion of all in our 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.

For more information or further clarification, please contact OSRR at 407-823-4638, visit their website, for the most current version of The Golden Rule or email them at

Go Knights! Charge ON!

Maribeth Ehasz, Ph.D.

Vice President Student Development and Enrollment Services

For past years' Golden Rule Student Handbook, please see our archives page.