Student Code of Conduct

The University of South Florida System (USF System) values a community based on the principles of integrity, civility, and respect.  As such, the USF System community expects students to behave in a manner that supports these principles.  The Student Code of Conduct is a document which describes behavior that is counteractive to these principles and how the USF System will hold students accountable for those inappropriate behaviors.

Students are responsible for compliance with all public laws as well as USF System rules, policies and regulations.  Students accused of a crime may be prosecuted under the appropriate jurisdiction and also disciplined under the Student Code of Conduct.  The USF System may pursue disciplinary action even if criminal justice authorities choose not to prosecute, and it may also act independently of the criminal justice process.


Any member of the USF System community may refer a student for an alleged violation of the Student Code of Conduct by filing a referral in an email with the Office of Student Conduct at  The Office of Student Conduct also reserves the right to initiate or follow up any investigative leads where there is reasonable belief of possible violations of the Student Code of Conduct.

USF Code of Conduct