Housing Conduct

Conduct with Comfort

We know many of you have been affected by COVID-19. Thank you for your patience as we navigate how these uncertain times affect our day-to-day responsibilities. To make your lives easier, we’ve implemented a new, virtual conduct meeting system via Zoom©. In the safe, private space of your choice, you are now able to engage with our student conduct administrators from the comfort of your home. We don’t know what the future holds for our conduct processes, but what we do know is that making sure we meet your needs in the easiest way possible is paramount to our practices.

Curious to how we’ll use Zoom© for Conduct? Take a look at our expectations and let us know if you have questions!

Setting the standard

Welcome to the Office of Conduct and Community Standards! We are happy you’ve decided to learn more about us. The work that we do has a huge emphasis on educating and supporting students. We are here to serve. So many of our residents’ on-campus experiences tend to stick with them for the rest of their lives. Let us show you how to make them the most positive ones possible!

Let’s clear something up: Technically we are the Office of Conduct and Community Standards, or “OCCS”, but our goal is to remove the complicated conduct jargon and make it simple for all residents. Hence, Housing Conduct.
The mission of UF Housing and Residence Life is, “To provide well-maintained, inclusive, community-oriented facilities where residents and staff are empowered to learn, innovate, and succeed.” Conduct fits neatly into this mission as we believe students can best learn, innovate, and succeed through exercising appropriate behaviors, civil cohabitation, and community responsibility.
Our office was created to manage the conduct process and train in-hall staff on how to serve as hearing officers, to adjudicate cases, and to help educate residents on our Community Standards and Student Conduct Code.

Overview & Philosophy

  • To put it briefly, the focus of OCCS is pointed toward education and behavior. We believe it is our responsibility to educate our residents about how their behavior affects the community they live in, as well as their future.
  • We want our residents to learn. We take a holistic approach and avoid the punitive process whenever possible.
  • If there is one takeaway from who we are and what we believe, understand this: Your actions in one incident do not define the remainder of your University of Florida career, and more importantly, you as a person.


FAQs

Check out our FAQ list and contact us if you need more help!



Get In Touch


The OCCS suite is in the Main Housing Office, on the corner of SW 13th Street and Museum road, east of Beaty Towers.

Address: 1304 Diamond Road, Gainesville, FL 32611

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm EST
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Phone: 352.846.4848
Email: HousingConduct@ufsa.ufl.edu