May 29, 2023  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog and Handbook 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Student Code of Conduct is designed to promote responsible behavior for all students consistent with the values and welfare of the Florida Polytechnic University community. It exists to define the behavioral rights and responsibilities of University Students and Student Organizations. The Code of Conduct fosters and enhances the academic mission of the University as well as protects the rights of all University students, faculty, and staff.

For the most current version of the Student Code of Conduct see FPU 3.006

In addition to the Student Code of Conduct, The Academic Integrity Regulation mandates that all students commit to the highest ethical standards in the academic process. For the most current version of the Academic Integrity Regulation, see FPU 5.005.

The student has the right to:

(a)Be free from self-incrimination. However, the rights and rules of evidence or procedure in a civil or criminal proceeding do not apply to the Student Conduct Review Process.

(b)Be informed of and receive just and unbiased treatment under the Policies of the University, in its courses, in its residential life, and in its extracurricular activities;

(c)Be informed of decisions impacting his or her status, advancement, or exercise of University benefits, and have the opportunity to appeal, through a defined process and framework, those decisions in accordance with the procedures prescribed in this Student Code of Conduct;

(d) Have past behavior considered only when related to the charge(s);

(e)Privacy, including the confidentiality of education records according to the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA);

(f) Adequate notice of charges and a fair and impartial hearing under the Student Code of Conduct;

(g)Be secure in their persons, living quarters, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures by the University; 

(h) Ready access to established University Policies. 

The student has the responsibility to:

(a)Observe and comply with all University Policies and local, state, and federal laws;

b) Respect the rights and privacy of others;

(c) Accept the Sanctions imposed due to one’s actions;

(d) Maintain high standards of academic integrity and honor in all work submitted; and

(e)Conduct oneself in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of other members of the University community.

Also, all members of the University community have the responsibility to respect the academic freedom of others. Please see FPU-5.001 Academic Freedom and Responsibility policy to read in its entirety.