Advising Services

The University of Florida Student Conduct Code affords students/student organizations involved in the University conduct process the right to an advisor of his/her/its choice. The term advisor refers to any individual who was not directly involved in an incident who is providing advice and/or support for a student/student organization during the student conduct process. All UF students/student organization representatives are expected to speak for themselves during any and all student conduct meetings or hearings. An advisor may not speak for a student/student organization or address any other individual in a hearing without authorization from a SCCR staff member. Additionally, an advisor may not serve as a witness.

Student Advisors can assist with:

  • Understanding Rights, Responsibilities, & Resolution Options
  • Preparing for a Hearing
    • Appropriate Documentation & Witnesses
    • Commonly Asked Hearing Questions
  • Preparing for an Appeal
  • Possible Sanctions
  • Reporting Conduct History & Its Potential Effects
  • Reporting an Incident
  • Critical Issues when Determining Appropriate Sanctions
  • Preparing for a Hearing
    • Appropriate Documentation & Witnesses
    • Commonly Asked Hearing Questions

Student Advisors may accompany students during their hearings if asked to do so, and it is convenient for the advisor to attend. Many students may find that having an advisor during the hearing makes them more comfortable.

Individuals who utilize the Administration’s Advising Services are personally responsible for fully understanding their rights within the conduct process, as well as their actions and decisions based on this understanding. Student Advisors will do their best to prepare students and faculty for hearings; however, by nature, a hearing is unpredictable and advisors cannot be held responsible if the outcome of the hearing is unexpected.

To schedule an appointment with an Advisor, please contact hctchanc@sg.ufl.edu 
Please give a notice of at least two (2) University business days prior to anticipated appointment.