As a Jesuit institution,
USF is committed to being a community that facilitates the holistic development
of its community members.
encourages the freedom for individual choice and expression with the
expectation that individual members of the community will be honest, demonstrate respect for self, others, the law and for University policies and procedures.
Your student is expected to have a clear
understanding of the policies and sufficient maturity and concern
for the rights of others to value the University's mission, vision and goals. We view your
student as a maturing adult, capable of making responsible decisions, learning from mistakes, accepting the consequences of irresponsible decisons and redirecting inappropriate behavior. If your student is referred to the
Office of Student Conduct, Rights and Responsibilities for making a
decision which violates the University's standards, they are expected
to openly discuss their behavior and take responsibility for any
misconduct. As a parent or guardian you can be an ally in this mission to
protect the standards of the academic community.
Parental Notification Brochure
This brochure provides useful information for parents or
guardians when their student has violated the University's Alcohol or Drug Policy
Frequently Asked Questions
In our process, you can be most helpful when you partner with our educational efforts to emphasize your student's responsibility to live within USF's policies, rules and
regulations. You can also support our
efforts to help your student take responsibility for their behavior and
accept the consequences of their conduct for themselves and the
academic community. Parental or guardian support is a key ingredient in a student's
long term success.
It is important to understand, however, that based on Federal regulations the University is limited in it's ability to share information with parents or guardians. Please review the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, FERPA, for more details about these regulations and guidelines about the privacy of student records.
The Office of Student Conduct, Rights and
Responsibilities is committed to respecting the right to privacy of
each student involved in our student conduct process. The right to
review or discuss a student's disciplinary file lies solely with the
student. If a student wants to assign that right to anyone, this Consent to Disclose form must be on file in our office before we
can discuss any information related to the student's disciplinary file.
Information for Parents adapted from the University of Southern California's Student Judicial Affairs and Community Standards