Student Conduct & Conflict Resolution

Our Mission

Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is dedicated to encouraging responsible community conduct, educating the UF and Gainesville community, and implementing disciplinary action in situations where violations of the Student Conduct Code have occurred.

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When incidents happen, primarily on campus, and UF students are involved, our office is the main university entity that works with students to resolve disciplinary matters. We also ensure that students receive fair treatment in all hearings. Students, faculty and staff who believe there has been a violation can contact Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution at the Dean of Students Office to discuss options available for reporting incidents to the appropriate authorities. Office staff can assist victims of assault or harassment by a University student, and they are also available for educational programs on a variety of related topics.

Students are what drive the University of Florida. Through the disciplinary process, it is our aim to help students understand the impact their behavior has on the global community, and to assist them with making future decisions that lead to personal and professional success.

Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution also provides conflict resolution services that help students resolve disputes in an effective and fair manner. If you find yourself in a dispute with another person these conflict resolution services can provide you with valuable skills to resolve current and future conflicts.

Recent administration of the Student Conduct Adjudication Processes Questionnaire suggests that students have evaluated the student conduct process well above average. Please see our recent results here: NASCAP Results 2008-2009, NASCAP Results 2009-2010, NASCAP Results 2010-2011 and NASCAP Results 2011-2012.

Testimonials

I understand that I am in college, an adult, and that my mistakes have consequences. I have definitely learned a lot from this experience. Thank you so much again for everything. You have taught me a lot of important life lessons. - Student

All my experiences with DSO/SCCR staff have really been great. I have now spoken numerous time with Chris Loschiavo and Mandy Hambleton and both were extremely professional and informative. - Faculty member

I would say my personal experience with Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution was very fair and a good learning experience. I am glad to know that the University takes its Student Honor and Conduct Code seriously, but at the same time, is flexible, and is willing to deal with each situation on a case-by-case basis. - Student

"...we really respect your professionalism and sensitivity to all parties throughout the hearing. [The student] and I discussed it afterward and we both agreed about how smoothly everything went for everybody-we could not have asked for more. In certain cases, I think the hearing process itself can be therapeutic and I feel that way about this one." - Attorney

"Thank you very much for your guidance and assistance throughout the conduct process. This challenge and process has undoubtedly served as learning experience for me and I look forward to applying the lessons I have learned in my role as chapter President and to future leadership opportunities." – fraternity president

It was a pleasure to work with the staff of the Dean of Students Office. The staff were knowledgeable and helpful. The hearing was sensitively handled and protected everyone's rights in a difficult case. – Student

I learned that merit is my most important value – Student who went through the Ethical Decision Making Seminar

I learned that my morals, ethics, and beliefs are more important than I ever thought they were. This seminar really allowed me to really connect to myself and will further allow me to engage in good decisions. It gave me the ability to trust my own decisions and believe in myself more. - Student who went through the Ethical Decision Making Seminar

The facilitator was great in getting everyone to talk about their opinions and experiences--made it a comfortable forum to share. – Attendee at a facilitated dialogue

It was really great and I think everyone could learn something from the presentation, even if its just the expectations discussion – Attendee at a facilitated dialogue

The department was very understanding and courteous. – Student

“The DSO family truly fosters an environment of care.”

“I became less reserved over time, friendlier, and learned how to calm upset students and combat those concerns with genuine care.”

I had an enlightening experience with student affairs on a student conduct matter. The staff are the most amazing counselors our school could ever hire. They love of their job and helping other students shine bright and is clearly evident. It was a great experience!

The conduct officer and staff member handling my case was wonderful and very helpful. I am very thankful for both of them.

I never really thought I would get the closure that I have even after going through this process. I know a final decision hasn't been reached yet but just going through that hearing in itself was so important to me even if it was difficult at the time. What you do is really incredible!

Seriously, the Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution staff is the best! Professional, prompt, friendly and helpful.

As I complete my last semester as a undergrad at the University of Florida, I felt I needed to make the time to thank you for the opportunities you gave me over two years ago. I feel genuinely grateful and obliged to you for giving me the opportunity to become a Gator.