Frequently Asked Questions
When an incident occurs in or near one of the residence halls or village communities, our staff responds and writes a report. This is how we document situations. Based on the details of the report, a resident may receive a letter via their UFL email instructing them to meet with a student conduct administrator. After review of resident class schedules, meetings are scheduled for the resident and will take place via Zoom.
We don’t use the term trouble, we use terms such as responsible and not responsible, and operate under a Preponderance of the Information. All residents, whether in one of our halls, apartments, or villages, have a community responsibility. This means that residents should hold themselves and each other up to the standards set forth by the Housing and Residence Life.
Preponderance of the Information means that the information presented by the University, as a whole, supports the finding that it is more likely than not that the charged violation occurred. In order to satisfy this burden, the University must present some information that would not be deemed in admissible hearsay in a court of law.
Students found responsible will have a conduct record. Conduct records are separate from academic records. This information is not posted on transcripts. However, many graduate programs require students to share this information on applications. Additionally, UF does have a record expungement process offered by the Dean of Students Office.
Each resident involved in an incident is treated individually. This means that, even for roommates, there may be times where one resident is found responsible and others are not. We hold each resident accountable to their actions, and this is reflected in any sanctions given to them.
At UF, we operate under a shared conduct experience. Typically, the Office of Conduct and Community Standards handles incidents that happen in and around the residence halls, and village communities on campus. Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution (SCCR) handles incidents that take place outside of the residence halls, including off-campus. Please note that there are often nuances to cases that may result in alternative outcomes, you can learn more about them at sccr.dso.ufl.edu.
The Office of Conduct and Community Standards is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 352-846-4848 or email us at the link below.