May 28, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Handbook 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

2020-2021 Undergraduate Student Handbook

Welcome to Florida Poly’s Undergraduate Student Handbook (6th edition)!

The 2020-2021 Student Handbook is the official student handbook of Florida Polytechnic University. It is prepared by Student Affairs staff to provide you with information about campus resources, student life, and University procedures. The University makes this handbook available to each student, and it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with its contents. By enrolling at this University, you agree to comply with all University policies, rules, and regulations. Ignorance of a policy, rule, or regulation will not be considered an excuse for failure to observe it. The University reserves the right to alter rules, regulations and policies referenced herein, for which notice will be given through standard and established channels.

Some important parts of the handbook include the Student Code of Conduct, Academic Integrity Pledge and the Student Rights and Responsibilities. Please review these policies in their entirety. The handbook is only one of many useful sources of information about the University. Students should consult the University Course Catalog, along with their faculty advisors and the Vice Provost of Student Affairs, if they have further questions about any of the topics addressed here. Members of the University community - faculty, administration and staff - are ready to help all students when questions or problems arise. Florida Polytechnic University is committed to providing and maintaining a welcoming and dignified learning environment in which all members of the community appreciate and respect one another. The University does not tolerate any form of discriminatory behavior, which includes harassment or retaliation, directed toward another member of the University community based on his or her race, color, national origin, marital status, sex, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or veteran status or any other legally protected basis. Any individual who feels he or she has been made a victim of discrimination or harassment, which includes any act of sexual misconduct, is strongly encouraged to report the incident to the University’s Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator is available to discuss options for handling the matter and to identify counseling and support for victims, whether or not the victim chooses to make an official report or participate in the institutional disciplinary or criminal process.

The provisions of this handbook are not to be regarded as a contract between any student and the University. The University reserves the right to change any of the policies, rules, regulations and standards of conduct at any time as may be necessary in the interest of the University. The University also reserves the right to modify or discontinue any of the services, programs or activities described in this handbook. The Student Code of Conduct, as published on the University website, reflects the most up-to-date version of the regulation in its entirety.

The University may reproduce or modify this handbook, or parts of it, for distribution in other formats (for example, on a web page or in other forms for computer access, or in school or academic department publications). Students, applicants and other users of this handbook should consult with appropriate University offices to verify the current text or status of the policies, procedures or information contained herein to determine whether information in this handbook or other publications has been superseded or changed. Questions about the Student Handbook should be directed to Dr. Kathryn Miller, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, at