The online Student Handbook provides all enrolled students with information regarding students’ rights and responsibilities as members of the University community.
It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and to adhere to all academic and University policies, procedures, and deadlines that are included in the Student Handbook and other sources including, but not limited to, the University catalog. It is also the student’s responsibility to:
The University has the right to change policies and procedures at any time as necessary. While reasonable effort will be made to publicize such changes, a student is encouraged to seek current information from appropriate offices, because responsibility for complying with all applicable requirements ultimately rests with the student.
The UNF Academic
Calendar provides pertinent information such as class start and end dates,
registration periods, when grades will be posted, and commencement times and
To view these
dates, times, and more, the UNF Academic Calendar is the right place to go. To view the academic calendar, please click here.
locate Academic policies and procedures as well as petition and appeal information
by clicking here.
indicates to current and potential students, as well as alumni, faculty,
administrators, state legislators, the interested public, and all University
stakeholders, that a given institution's organization and management processes
are regularly reviewed in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness.
Accreditation also evidences that faculty possess the appropriate
qualifications to teach the curricula that they are scheduled to offer. An
institution that is explicitly committed to continuous improvement in terms of
structure and especially in terms of process, is likely to achieve
reaffirmation of accreditation on a regular basis.
The University of
North Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097
or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of
Individual contact to the Commission on Colleges about the University of North Florida accreditation status should occur only if there is evidence that appears to support significant noncompliance with a requirement or standard.
information regarding the accreditation please refer to the Accreditation Overview page.
The purpose of
this policy is to educate the University community regarding the harmful
effects associated with the use of alcohol, other drugs and other addictive
substances while identifying education and prevention programs offered to
students, faculty and staff regarding these matters. The Policy also identifies
resources available to those in our community that require assistance in
addressing substance abuse and associated behaviors. To learn more about this policy please click here.
of North Florida operates on the commitment that all members of its community
should be treated fairly in regard to their rights and responsibilities and in
accordance with the UNF constitution, the Florida and U.S. Constitutions, and
the United Faculty of Florida. These documents uphold a faculty member's right
to control the content of the syllabus and reading material, to determine the
content of examinations, and right to free speech. These rights constitute the
faculty member's guarantee of academic freedom.
Therefore, procedures have been developed to
provide an impartial arena for resolution of conflicts that cannot be resolved
successfully between the primary parties involved. To learn more about these procedures click here.
The University of North Florida acknowledges
formalized articulation agreements in an effort to support the transfer of
students from certain institutions into four-year programs. The University
Catalog outlines the types of articulation agreements that are accepted at UNF.
For more information about articulated programs, please click
The University of North Florida recognizes
that life events beyond your control may impact your academic success. If you
feel that there are extenuating circumstances that contributed to poor academic
performance, negatively impacted your financial aid, or hindered your ability
to meet a residency deadline, you may submit an appeal to the Enrollment
Services Appeals Committee. To
learn more about the Enrollment Services Appeal click
The Florida Board of Governor’s mission is to
mobilize resources and diverse constituencies to govern and advance the State
University System of Florida. To learn
more about the Florida Board or Governors or to contact them, please click here.
has an obligation to educate its community on matters concerning HIV/AIDS.
Special attention has been paid to providing a balance between educational and
prevention components, while at the same time alerting members to the
importance of policy compliance. It is hoped that all members of the University
community will become familiar with this policy and continuously strive to
promote behaviors and attitudes that are compatible with the educational
mission of the University, including active involvement in educational efforts
as well as the support for those infected with HIV. To learn more about the HIV/AIDS policy
please click here.
various units within the University that may be able to help you address
here for university
has several registration policies and procedures of which student need to be
aware. The following link outlines
policies such as Add/Drop and Late Registration through the Withdrawal Policy. For more information about these policies, click here.
The University of
North Florida is committed to values that promote the welfare and positive
transformation of individuals, communities, and societies. We value: the pursuit of truth and knowledge
carried out in the spirit of intellectual and artistic freedom; ethical
conduct; community engagement; diversity; responsibility to the natural
environment; and mutual respect and civility. These values serve as the
foundation for the Code of Student Conduct.
For more information on the Code of Conduct click here.
The Office of the
Student Ombudsman provides all UNF students with a safe, confidential place to
bring questions and concerns about University rules, policies, or procedures.
The Ombudsman assists students by considering all sides of an issue in an
impartial and objective way, and then advises on how to best resolve the
problems. For more information regarding
the Student Ombudsman please click here.
catalog contains a description of the various academic programs, course
offerings, degree requirements, policies, regulations, and related matters
intended to be in effect at the University of North Florida during the academic
year. You can access the University Catalog by clicking here.
The University of North Florida has various
policies and regulations that go through promulgation and a vetting
process. To learn more about these
policies and regulation click here.
Student Handbook Contents
Academic Policies and Procedures
Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy
Appealing an Academic Decision
Enrollment Services/Scholarship Appeal
Florida Board of Governor's Contact Information
Important Phone Numbers
Student Conduct Code
Student Ombudsman Contact Information
University Policies and Regulations
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