Resources of the Office of Student Conduct

Your responsibilities are not to diagnose or provide therapy; it is the development of a compassionate and forthright conversation that ultimately helps a student in trouble find understanding, support, and the proper therapeutic resources.

 

Students at the University bear responsibility for their conduct. When a student fails to exemplify the University’s values by engaging in behavior that is not consistent with University policies and regulations, campus conduct proceedings are used to assert and uphold the Student Code of Conduct. Student Conduct enhances the quality of student life and provides a safer campus by holding students accountable for their actions and addressing their behavior in a consistent and fair manner.

 

The student conduct process at UNF is not primarily punitive. If a student is found responsible for a violation of policies or regulations, sanctions are developed that are intended to challenge students’ moral and ethical decision-making and to help them bring their behavior into accord with community expectations. If the violation is egregious, the student conduct process may determine that the student should no longer share in the privilege of participating in this community.

 

The Office works closely with the Dean of Students Office and will frequently refer students there to participate in alcohol or drug education, anger management or mediation. The Conduct Office also works with students to facilitate access to other resources such as the Counseling Center, Victim’s Advocates Office, Disability Resource Center and other off-campus agencies.

Facts about the Office of Student Conduct:

The right of all students to seek knowledge, debate ideas, form opinions and freely express their ideas is fully recognized by UNF. However, when a students’ behavior becomes threatening, disruptive or harmful, any member of the University community may refer the student to the Student Conduct Office for violations of the University’s policies. Most referrals to the Student Conduct Office are made through UPD or the Housing and Residence Life Office. Faculty and staff wishing to refer a student for a violation of the Code may call the office directly (904) 620-3979, call UPD (904) 620-2800, use the on-line Silent Witness Form, or call the Dean of Students Office (904) 620-1491. 

 

The Student Conduct Staff investigates allegations of student misconduct, administers hearings, provides educational sanctions to reinforce community standards, and partners with several UNF departments to develop students and to teach civic responsibility.

 

The Student Code of Conduct specifically addresses a number of violations including sexual misconduct, endangerment, harassment, disruptive behavior, possession of weapons, hazing, possession or use of alcohol or drugs, vandalism or theft, unauthorized use of or entry into University facilities, prohibited use of tobacco, misuse of computers and technology, violation of university regulations, and violation of criminal law.

 

The Student Conduct Office generally does not get involved in issues of academic misconduct which is normally adjudicated through a separate Academic Misconduct process administered through Academic affairs. However the Student Conduct Office will address instances of academic misconduct that also involve violations such as theft or falsification.

Resources:

  • If you believe that a student is in violation of the Conduct Code, please call (904) 620-3979. Faculty and staff may also be involved in the conduct process by participating in training and serving as a Hearing Panel Board member.  

  • UNF Student Conduct Office website - https://www.unf.edu/conduct/