The CREED Program
Community ReEngagement and Educational Development (CREED) Program
- Upon completion of one semester of disciplinary probation, deferred disciplinary suspension, or disciplinary suspension and completion of all educational requirements, a student has the opportunity to request a review of their disciplinary probation status or their Z designation through the Community ReEngagement and Educational Development (CREED) Program.
- Requests should be submitted to the Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity or designee via an online CREED Program submission form. This request can only be submitted once a semester.
- The CREED Program is designed for a student to have the opportunity to demonstrate that in the period following a violation of the Rules of Conduct, they have taken steps to become a productive and engaged member of the UCF community.
- In considering this request, a student should complete all outlined requirements of the CREED Program which can be reviewed online at https://osc.sdes.ucf.edu/creed-requirements/.
- A CREED Program application should include information such as the following:
- Reflection Essay
- Faculty/Staff/Advisor (Academic or Organization) Letter of Recommendation
- Community Service – This requirement is temporarily waived due to University, local, and state guidance surrounding COVID-19
- Residential Life Letter of Support (On-Campus or Affiliated Residential Students only)
- Proof of Counseling/Assessment (if applicable)
- Academic Progress (if applicable)
- Termination of Probation Letter (Admission Clearance Only, and if applicable)
- Upon receipt of the CREED Program packet, the Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity or designee will review to determine whether or not the student meets criteria for review. If the Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity or designee agrees that the student’s request meets any or all of the above mentioned criteria, the student will be contacted within fourteen (14) business days to schedule a “CREED review meeting” with a committee appointed by the Director of SCAI or designee, comprised of faculty, staff and students.
- Prior to this meeting, the committee will have reviewed the submitted packet and will prepare questions for the student to address, as well as provide the student with the opportunity to further discuss why the disciplinary probation status should be altered or terminated. No alterations shall be made to include new or increased sanctions. Should the committee feel that further information and/or documentation is necessary in order to render a recommendation, the review may be temporarily recessed. A time frame of not more than two (2) weeks will be given to the student to produce requested information and/or documentation. Upon receipt of the requested information and/or documentation, the committee will reconvene the review with the student.
- After the meeting, the committee will issue a recommendation to the Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity or designee. The Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity or designee will provide a decision to the student in writing within seven (7) business days of receiving the recommendation.
- If the request is denied by the Director of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity or designee the decision shall include a concise and explicit written statement that explains the basis for that decision and suggested action items for the student’s success.
- There is no appeal process for a CREED Review Meeting decision.
In some cases due to the egregiousness of the violation, students or student organizations may not be eligible for the CREED program. Students will be notified of their eligibility upon receipt of their CREED application. Additionally, students can inquire about their eligibility prior to submitting their application by contacting the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity.