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Values | Mission | Guiding Principles

University of North Florida Values

We achieve excellence in all we do; we are an institution of uncompromising character; we lead with humility, humanity and integrity.

Integrity- We do the right thing for the right reason at the right time.

Respect- We treat everyone with kindness, we are informed by the perspective of others, and we draw strength from our differences.

Accountability- We are responsible for how the outcomes of our actions affect others and our environment.

Innovation- We harness creativity and talent to turn challenges into opportunities and problems into solutions in a uniquely UNF way.

Office of Student Accountability & Resolution

Mission Statement

The Office of Student Accountability & Resolution is committed to enhancing the quality of student life and providing a safer campus by holding students accountable for their actions and treating students with consistency, fairness, and understanding. The Office of Student Accountability & Resolution Staff administers hearings, provides educational sanctions to reinforce community standards, and partners with several UNF departments to develop students and to teach civic responsibility.

Guiding Principles

The UNF Community is committed to fostering a learning environment that is safe and conducive to academic inquiry, a productive campus life and thoughtful study and discourse. The student conduct program is committed to an educational and developmental process that balances the interests of individual students with the interests of the University community.


The student conduct process at UNF is not intended to punish students; rather, it exists to protect the interests of the community and to challenge those whose behavior is not in accordance with the University's policies and regulations. Sanctions are intended to challenge students' moral and ethical decision-making and to help them bring their behavior into accord with our community expectations. When a student's behavior conflicts with community expectations, the student conduct process may determine that the student should no longer share in the privilege of participating in this community.


A community exists on the basis of shared values and principles. At UNF, students are expected to uphold and abide by standards of conduct that form the basis of the Student Code of Conduct, as mentioned above.


Each student of the University community may be held responsible for their conduct and that of their guests. When students fail 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.