Please see some of our most received questions below, and their respective answers. This is not an exhaustive list of questions that are asked of the office, and we encourage you to reach out to the Student Conduct Office should you have questions that are not answered within this page.
Your name was listed in a report from any of the following agencies/groups (list is not all inclusive):
You are allowed to bring one advisor with you during the entire Student Conduct process. This advisor may be anyone you choose, including an attorney. The Student Conduct process, however, is not a court of law and advisors are not allowed to speak on your behalf. You are required to inform the Student Conduct Office of the person's name who will be advising you 48 hours prior to your Conduct Review/Hearing*.
*When contacting the Student Conduct Office to inform us of an advisor, please include their First Name, Last Name, Title, Contact Phone Number, and E-mail Address.
You are allowed to bring witnesses with you to the Hearing portion of your Student Conduct process. Witnesses may be anyone you choose, however please note that witnesses are not required to speak on your behalf, nor can we mandate a witness attend your Hearing. You are required to inform the Student Conduct Office of any witness(es) at least 48 hours prior to your Hearing*.
*When contacting the Student Conduct Office to inform us of witness(es), please include their First Name, Last Name, Contact Phone Number, and E-mail Address.
In some cases, the Student Conduct Office is allowed to contact a parent or guardian. Some cases include (list is not all inclusive):
For more information on this questions please refer to the Alcohol and Drug Policy of the Student Handbook
The Student Conduct Office will typically render a notification letter to students involved in the Conduct process within Fourteen (14) class days (including Summer Term class days). This timeline may be extended given outstanding or extenuating circumstances.
Please refer to Section L of the Student Code of Conduct for a detailed answer to this question. Students can appeal the decision that has been made on their case, however the request must be submitted within five (5) class days of the original notification letter being sent to your UNF Student E-mail. This is a strict time limit, and no appeals will be heard following the expiration of the fifth class day.
Holds are placed on student's accounts for non-compliance with Student Conduct decisions or sanctions. If you are unsure of why you received a hold on your account, please contact the Student Conduct Office for clarification. Students who do not respond to requests for Conduct Reviews or Hearings will have their cases heard in their absence.
Please refer to Section J of the Student Code of Conduct for a detailed answer to this question.
*This list is not a complete list.
Yes. The Family
Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law which affords
students certain rights in respect to their educational records. The intent of
this Act is to protect the privacy of students and their records.
your student’s records privacy rights. Most important to you is that FERPA
specifies that the University faculty and staff, in most circumstances, may not
disclose personally identifiable information about a student or release
educational to third parties without receiving the student's written and
official who has a need to review the educational record to fulfill his/her
No. Students must
independently authorize other individuals, such as parents, to review all of
their educational records except as allowed under certain allowances. Such as:
For additional information on FERPA please review One-Stop Student Services FERPA page
Yes, under the following circumstances:
One-Stop's FERPA page
U.S. Dept. of Education FERPA website
It is common for
faculty and staff to report student misbehavior in the classroom or campus community, such as
Disruptive Behavior and Harassment. It is very important for the faculty or
staff member to first address the behavior with the student and reinforce the
expectations. We encourage faculty and staff to consult their College Dean or supervisor prior to contacting student conduct and to review the Student Code of Conduct for
a list of violations.
Conduct Office welcomes the opportunity to educate our UNF community.
If you would like us to come speak with your students, faculty, or staff
please contact the Office of the Dean of Students and speak to the Dean of Students regarding your request. Depending on the day,
time, and our schedules, we will do our best to accommodate your request. Requests submitted further in advance are more likely to be fulfilled.