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Santa Fe College is a junior public college based in Gainesville, Florida. The college is commonly used as a bridge for students who wish to transfer to the University of Florida. It also offers certifications for skilled professions including Dental Assisting, Air Conditioning Repair, and Automotive Technology. As of 2020, there were 18,487 students enrolled at Santa Fe Community College and more than 50 accredited programs to choose from.
Like any institution of higher learning, the students are expected to abide by the established Student Conduct Code set forth by Santa Fe Community College (SFCC). Violating these policies and procedures could result in a disciplinary action including a possible suspension, campus or building ban, and in some cases expulsion. That is why we highly encourage you to contact an experienced student defense attorney as soon as possible if you received notice you must attend a disciplinary action hearing.
Have you been arrested for a criminal offense or were you notified you violated the policies and procedures of SFCC? If so, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer with Galigani Law Firm. Our attorneys have spent decades defending students from suspension and expulsion. We can examine the facts of the violation and research into your legal options.
Call Galigani Law Firm today at (352) 375-0812 to save your academic career. Our skilled lawyers are located in Gainesville, but we accept clients at other universities including University of Florida (UF), Florida State University (FSU) and the University of South Florida (USF).
According to the Student Conduct Code, each student is responsible for their own conduct while they are admitted into the college. The Code applies to a student even if they’ve withdrawn from school during a pending conduct matter. The college has a time limit for charging a student or student organization with a violation, which is up to one calendar year after the complaint was filed. This deadline may be expanded if the identity of the Respondent is not determined within the one-year time limit.
Listed below are some violations under the Santa Fe College Conduct Code.
Most violations are reported to Santa Fe College via a complaint, usually online. All complaints are sent to the Student Conduct Officer who manage the complaint in accordance with the Student Code. The officer will then send written notice of the violation to any Respondents at least seven Instructional Days before the hearing. The notice should include the following:
After receiving the complaint, the Student Conduct Officer will determine what type of investigation will be used to resolve the issue. Listed below are some possible procedures a Student Conduct Officer may take in response to a disciplinary action at the Santa Fe College.
Depending on the hearing, the Respondent may face a sanction imposed by the College. Listed below are some possible sanctions the Respondent may face if they violate the Conduct Code.
Santa Fe College Code of Conduct – Visit the official website of the Santa Fe College to read their Conduct Code handbook. Access the site to learn more about academic probation, academic dishonesty, the appeals process, and more information.
Report Misconduct – Visit the official website of the Santa Fe College to learn how you can file a complaint for any violation of the SF Conduct Code other than Academic Misconduct. Access the site to learn what the form entails, and links to forms for Academic Misconduct.
If you or someone you know is under investigation for an alleged violation of the Student Conduct Code at the Santa Fe College, it’s within your best interest to get legal representation. The Code allows Respondents to have an “advisor” AKA legal representation as long as they inform their Student Conduct Officer 24 hours prior. The experienced legal team at Galigani Law Firm have spent decades defending students from conduct code violations and by doing so preserved their academic careers.
Call Galigani Law Firm today at (352) 375-0812 to set up your first consultation for free. Galigani Law Firm is located in Gainesville, but accepts cases throughout all parts of Alachua County, Florida.
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