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Student Conduct Forgiveness Process

The Student Conduct Record Forgiveness process allows students who have been found responsible for violations of the Student Code of Conduct to request a review of their case files in order to potentially have them removed from their record. Any additional violations committed after a student's record has been reviewed and forgiven will reinstate the original record.

The Forgiveness Process

Student Submits their Record Forgiveness Request

A student conduct record may be forgiven upon submission and review of appropriate documentation to the Office. Requests should be submitted to the Conduct Officer in writing, who will verify that the record forgiveness request is in compliance with subsection (1).

Records Review Committee Meets

The Records Review Committee, appointed by the Provost/Designee, and comprised of faculty, staff, and students will review and make a recommendation to the Provost/Designee.

Decision Letter is sent to Student

The Provost/Designee will provide a decision to the student, in writing, 15 class days of receipt of the request.


Am I eligible to apply for Student Conduct Record Forgiveness?

You are eligible to request the Student Conduct Record Forgiveness if all of the following apply to you:

  • The incident(s) in question are minor and did not result in suspension or expulsion
  • Further violations of similar incidents would not likely result in suspension or expulsion from the university
  • You are a student with Senior status (90+ credits)
  • All of your sanctions are considered complete (and/or you are no longer on Disciplinary Probation)

 

 You are also eligible to request the Student Conduct Record Forgiveness if:

  • You received a COVID-19 Compliance case with our office (all other requirements may be waived)

Who hears the Student Conduct Forgiveness submission?

The Records Review Committee, appointed by the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, or designee, is comprised of faculty, staff, and students who will review and make a recommendation to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, or designee.

How does the Records Review Committee determine whether or not to forgive my conduct record?

The Records Review Committee's decision will be based on the following factors:

  • Severity of the violation,
  • Effect of the violation on the University community,
  • Sanctions applied,
  • Completion of sanctions and
  • Ethical development demonstrated by the student.

The decision is passed on to the Vice President for Student and International Affairs, or designee, who will provide a decision to the student, in writing, fifteen (15) class days of receipt of the request.

 

*There is no appeal process for a request for Student Conduct Record Forgiveness.


How do I submit a request for the Student Conduct Forgiveness process?

The Office of Student Accountability & Resolution will verify the request for record forgiveness is eligible for forgiveness.

 

Requests should include a written statement discussing what students have learned and how they have grown as a member of the UNF community, including information showing what the student has done to go above and beyond the basic requirements of their sanctions. Letters of recommendation and character references from members of the faculty, staff, or from employers will also be accepted in support of the request.

 

Submit a request using our Student Conduct Forgiveness Process form.