These Frequently Asked Questions address many of the questions we have received from students. Please contact us if you have a question that is not answered below or if you would like additional information.
You should follow the instructions in your letter. If your letter instructs you to schedule an administrative hearing, please call the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility at 407-691-1773 by the date in your letter.
We encourage you to discuss this incident with your parents. If you are found responsible for violating either the alcohol policy or the illegal substances policy and are under the age of 21, we will send a letter to your parents notifying them that you were found responsible for violating College policy. We will speak with your parents regarding a violation of College policy if you have signed a release giving us permission to share information with your parents.
Suspension or expulsion are noted on the student's transcript. All other decisions are not noted on the transcript, but will be maintained as a part of the student's educational record. The educational record is confidential under the Family Educational Right to Privacy Act (FERPA). The College will not release or permit access to educational records except as otherwise permitted by FERPA. The educational record may be accessed by the student, or other individuals with the student's authorization, or in response to a court order. The educational record may also be shared with other members of the academic community with a legitimate need to know.
The Code of Community Standards applies to students both on and off campus; therefore, we have the ability to hold students accountable for their behavior off campus. The Office of Community Standards and Responsibility receives police reports involving Rollins College students from the Winter Park Police Department.
In order to have the hold removed from your account, you need to complete the assigned sanctions. If you have a question about your sanctions or need information about your sanctions, please call the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility at (407) 691-1773.
You have the right to appeal the decision. You need to complete the Appeal Request Form and submit both the form and your written appeal to the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility by the appeal deadline in your decision letter.
The role of the advisor is to provide support to you during the hearing process. You can choose who you would like to have as your advisor. Most students choose to have their academic advisor, peer mentor or parent as an advisor. Your advisor will be present during the hearing; however they cannot speak on your behalf. Individuals that are serving as witnesses cannot serve as your advisor. For more information about the role of the advisor, click here.
Several factors are considered when determining sanctions including a student’s prior judicial history, the severity of the incident, the student’s willingness to accept responsibility for their actions, and College precedent for the violation. Sanctions are designed to be educational in nature and are tailored to the individual students. For more information about sanctions, click here.
Most schools will ask about violations of the Code of Conduct on the application for admission. We always encourage students to answer this question honestly. Students who have been found responsible for violations of College policy can request that the Program Dean expunge minor judicial incidents from their record. More information about this can be found in The Code of Community Standards.
Please contact the Office of Community Standards and Responsibility at 407-691-1773 prior to your hearing to reschedule.
We encourage you to attend your hearing so you have the opportunity to share your side of the story. If you choose not to attend your hearing, the hearing will be held in absentia and a decision will be made based on the available information (typically the incident report).