Please see some of our most received questions about general conduct-related issues below, and their respective answers. We also have FAQ pages specifically for Students, Organizational Misconduct and Parents/Guardians. This is not an exhaustive list of questions that are asked of the office, and we encourage you to reach out to the Office of Student Accountability & Resolution (OSAR) should you have questions that are not answered on any of these pages.
A referral to the Office of Student Accountability & Resolution (OSAR) may be initiated by a student, faculty, staff member, University Police, office personnel or interested party to UNF. All referrals should be made within a reasonable time following the discovery of the alleged violation and no later than 12 months after the discovery, except in extraordinary cases. A representative of the OSAR may request additional information concerning the incident or prior misconduct history from other appropriate persons or offices.
Please remember a referral to the OSAR
is not a replacement for calling University Police or requesting emergency services. If you are experiencing an emergency, or immediate risk to life or property please dial 9-1-1 or UPD at (904) 620-2800.
If you believe an individual is not following the Health and Safety Measures established in the Coronavirus Safety Policy, please submit the COVID-19 Measures Reporting Form.
If you believe there has been a Title IX or sexual misconduct violation, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Inclusion or submit the Discrimination and Title IX Reporting Form.
If you have observed a student who may appear to be struggling with personal, emotional, social difficulties or exhibiting concerning behavior, please make a referral to the UNF Supporting Our Students (S.O.S.) Team using their SOS Referral Form.
Please visit the Supporting Our Students (S.O.S.) Team website for more information.
Submit a written summary of the incident and include your name, the full name of the student who is allegedly involved, their student identification number and any pertinent witnesses to the incident (if necessary). Also include the date, time and location along with specific details of the event, including direct observations and quotes. The Student Conduct Referral Report Form will contain instructions throughout the form to guide you in its completion.
The OSAR will review the referral to decide whether or not Student Code of Conduct violations are involved. If so, the student will be sent a Student Conduct charge letter addressing the Student Code of Conduct violations and will be notified on how to proceed. The OSAR might also contact the individual who reported the incident to ask questions about the incident and clarify information. The Student Conduct process is outlined in the Student Code of Conduct in the Student Handbook.
You may be requested to attend a meeting to share additional information or attend a Student Conduct Hearing as a witness to provide information and answer questions. All witness participation is voluntary in the Student Conduct Process. Both the Hearing body and the charged student have the opportunity to ask witnesses questions during the Hearing. The Hearing format will either be handled administratively (with one Hearing Administrator facilitating the Student Conduct Hearing) or through a Student Conduct Panel (with Student panel members and Staff and/or Faculty panel members facilitating the Student Conduct Hearing). In the event that the referring person is listed as a victim on the report for violations of endangerment, harassment, or sexual misconduct, the victim would have additional rights (detailed in Students Rights and Resources) throughout the process.
The OSAR cannot provide information unless the student grants authorization, or unless the information is provided to a victim of endangerment, harassment, or sexual misconduct. There may also be instances when a staff or faculty member is in a "need to know" position and the information can be conveyed (for instance, if a student is not permitted in a specific building as a result of the sanction for a violation). All Student Conduct matters are considered to be educational records and are protected under FERPA.
Visit One-Stop's FERPA page for more information.