Student Rights and Resources
The Office of Student Accountability & Resolution (OSAR) at the University of North Florida is committed to transparency and accountability throughout our processes. Students at the University of North Florida have rights, responsibilities, and resources that are assigned and available to them through the Student Code of Conduct. The goal of the Office of Student Accountability & Resolution is to increase awareness and visibility of these rights, responsibilities, and resources so all students can be aware of and utilize them before, during, and after the Conduct process.
All students and student organizations have the following rights per the Student Code of Conduct:
- The right to ask questions at any time;
- The right to have an Advisor of their choice present;
- The right to confidentiality in accordance with FERPA; and
- The right to appeal the outcome of the case
Charged students (Respondents) and Victims have additional rights that are afforded to them which are:
- The right to have character statements (Respondents) heard during the sanctioning and deliberation phases.
- The right to have a Victim Impact Statement heard during the sanctioning and deliberation phases.
Students also have the rights that are outlinedin the Student Code of Conduct Section D.
We recognize that not all Students have an individual who can serve as an Advisor in the conduct process; therefore, they can seek out the assistance of Student Advisors (Staff and Faculty familiar with and trained in the Student Conduct Process). A Student can request a list of active Advisors via email, in-person, or over the phone. The Advisor can be included or excluded from the process in whatever ways the Student deems fit and will not serve in a decision-making capacity for the entirety of the Student's case. We believe the Student Advisor role is beneficial to any and all students; however we strongly recommend an Advisor to students who may feel intimidated by the process, want their questions answered before their Conduct Review, or have questions that were not answered on this website. Please note that advisors are not allowed to speak on your behalf.
You are required to inform the OSAR of the person's name who will be advising you 48 hours prior to your Conduct Review/Hearing*.
*When contacting the OSAR to inform us of an advisor, please include their First Name, Last Name, Title, Contact Phone Number, and E-mail Address.
In addition to Student Advisors, we also partner with several campus resources to assist our students in navigating our process. A non-exhaustive list has been provided below, and we encourage students to explore these resources to understand how they relate to and are impacted by our office: