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Information Regarding COVID-19 and Spartan Shield Health and Safety Plan 

All students whether living on or off campus are responsible for their own behavior and their personal safety. In the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that students understand their responsibility to support not only their own health and safety, but also how their personal actions contribute to the safety and welfare of others, including those within and outside the UT community. Non-compliance with the Spartan Shield Health and Safety Plan has been incorporated into the Student Code of Conduct to promote accountability. 

Prohibited conduct includes, but is not limited to, violating isolation and/or quarantine restrictions, maintaining appropriate physical/social distancing and the required use of facial coverings in public campus spaces indoors, and outdoors when physical/social distancing is not possible. Additionally, behavior that violates the residential student housing agreement addendum, such as hosting non-UT community members as guests in University residence halls, is also prohibited and may be adjudicated within the student conduct process. Lastly, behavior that violates city, county and/or state executive orders specifically related to the public health emergency in the state of Florida due to the spread of COVID-19, including hosting large gatherings on or off campus, is prohibited. Engaging in any behaviors that violate the Spartan Shield Health and Safety Plan may result in disciplinary action ranging from a disciplinary reprimand through expulsion from the University. 

As a community, we abide by the Spartan Code and express care for ourselves and each other by sharing the obligation of compliance and holding each other accountable to the health and safety measures outlined by the University’s Spartan Shield Health and Safety Plan. Violations of University policy should be reported by contacting Campus Safety at (813) 257-7777 or by submitting a student conduct incident report at For more information regarding the Student Code of Conduct please visit