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Student Conduct Code - Section 2. Authority and Jurisdiction

The President delegates general supervision for matters of student conduct to the Vice Provost for Student Life.  Specific responsibility and authority for the student conduct process is assigned to the Director of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities.  Trained staff members who serve as resolution officers or investigators can review student conduct matters.  The Director or designee determines which course of action will be taken based on the nature of the conduct. For matters of School of Law student conduct, the designee is the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs of the School of Law.

As members of the USF community, all students have the responsibility to review and abide by the Student Conduct Code.  The Student Conduct Code applies to all students and University-affiliated student organizations. In addition, students are responsible for the actions of their guests and will be held accountable for any violations of the Student Conduct Code by a guest. Students should accompany their guests at all times while on campus. If necessary, the University may limit a student's guest privileges.

The University may review student conduct that occurs both on and off campus when such conduct is inconsistent with the University’s values, mission and this Student Conduct Code.  Therefore, the Student Conduct Code is applicable to conduct that takes place on campus, at University-sponsored events (on or off-campus), study abroad programs, or in the local community and beyond. 

The Student Conduct Code applies to all students beginning with admission to the University and at all times they are enrolled including all University breaks, holidays and between semesters. The University retains conduct jurisdiction over students who choose to take a leave of absence, withdraw or have graduated for any misconduct that occurred prior to the leave, withdrawal or graduation. If sanctioned, a hold will be placed on the student's account and all sanctions must be completed prior to re-enrollment eligibility. If a student withdraws from the University prior to the conclusion of a conduct proceeding a decision will be rendered and the individual will not have the ability to appeal the outcome.