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 we embrace and promote these core values in everything we do as a sign of our membership in the UCF community.

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

The Golden Rule is published online annually 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 by other means, at which time the revisions will supersede previously published information.

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

UCF values diversity, equity, and the inclusion of all in our community. Accordingly, The University shall not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, non-religion, age, genetic information, sex (including pregnancy and parental status), gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability (including learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and past or present history of mental illness), political affiliations, veteran status (as protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act), or membership in any other protected classes as set forth in state or federal law. It is our policy to treat all people with dignity and respect.

For more information or further clarification, please contact OSRR at 407-823-4638, visit their website, http://osrr.sdes.ucf.edu for the most current version of The Golden Rule or email them at osrr@ucf.edu.

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