Resources of the Office of Student Conduct
Your responsibilities are not to
diagnose or provide therapy; it is the development of a compassionate and
forthright conversation that ultimately helps a student in trouble find
understanding, support, and the proper therapeutic resources.
Students at the University bear responsibility
for their conduct. When a student fails 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. Student
Conduct enhances the quality of student life and provides a safer campus by
holding students accountable for their actions and addressing their behavior in
a consistent and fair manner.
The student conduct process at UNF is not
primarily punitive. If a student is found responsible for a violation of
policies or regulations, sanctions are developed that are intended to challenge
students’ moral and ethical decision-making and to help them bring their
behavior into accord with community expectations. If the violation is
egregious, the student conduct process may determine that the student should no
longer share in the privilege of participating in this community.
The Office works closely with the Dean of
Students Office and will frequently refer students there to participate in
alcohol or drug education, anger management or mediation. The Conduct Office
also works with students to facilitate access to other resources such as the
Counseling Center, Victim’s Advocates Office, Disability Resource Center and
other off-campus agencies.
about the Office of Student Conduct:
The right of all students to seek knowledge, debate ideas,
form opinions and freely express their ideas is fully recognized by UNF. However, when a students’ behavior becomes
threatening, disruptive or harmful, any member of the University community may
refer the student
to the Student Conduct Office for violations of the University’s policies. Most
referrals to the Student Conduct Office are made through UPD or the Housing and
Residence Life Office. Faculty and staff wishing to refer a student for a
violation of the Code may call the office directly (904) 620-3979, call UPD
(904) 620-2800, use the Silent Witness Form, or call the Dean of StudentsOffice (904) 620-1491.
The Student Conduct Staff investigates
allegations of student misconduct, administers hearings, provides educational
sanctions to reinforce community standards, and partners with several UNF
departments to develop students and to teach civic responsibility.
Student Code of Conduct specifically addresses a number of violations including
sexual misconduct, endangerment, harassment, disruptive behavior, possession of
weapons, hazing, possession or use of alcohol or drugs, vandalism or theft,
unauthorized use of or entry into University facilities, prohibited use of
tobacco, misuse of computers and technology, violation of university
regulations, and violation of criminal law.
Student Conduct Office generally does not get involved in issues of academic misconduct
which is normally adjudicated through a separate Academic Misconduct process
administered through Academic affairs. However the Student Conduct Office will address instances of academic misconduct that also involve
violations such as theft or falsification.
- If you believe that a student is in violation of the Conduct Code,
please call (904) 620-3979. Faculty and staff may also be involved in the conduct process by participating in training and
serving as a Hearing Panel Board member.
- UNF Student Conduct Office website.