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The University of Tampa Student Code of Conduct 2023-2024

Student Code of Conduct

All students are to conduct themselves in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct. Students and any officially registered student organization at the University, as a condition of admission, agree to abide by all university policies contained in the University catalog, the Student Code of Conduct and other University publications and notices. 

The University of Tampa has established policies that are considered necessary to preserve and maintain an environment conducive to learning, to ensure the safety and welfare of members of the University community, to encourage students in the development and practice of good citizenship, and to protect property and the environment of the University.  

The University of Tampa expects that its students and registered student organizations will conduct themselves as responsible citizens as articulated in the Student Code of Conduct and will comply with all established university policies and all applicable local, state and federal laws. The University of Tampa reserves the right to discipline any student or remove affiliation with any registered student organization whose conduct on or off campus violates the Student Code of Conduct. This includes conduct that would impair, interfere with, or obstruct the mission, processes, or functions of The University of Tampa. Reports of misconduct will be processed based on the Student Code of Conduct in the year the incident report was received by the Office of Student Conduct.

Procedures under this Student Code of Conduct may be carried out before, simultaneously with or following a civil or criminal proceeding on or off campus. Sanctions may be imposed against a student or registered student organization for the violation of any Student Code of Conduct policies that occurs on or off campus. Sanctions are intended to be developmental and educational in scope, and are determined at the sole discretion of the University. 

The University recognizes that all violations of university policies documented in a student's conduct file are part of that student's educational record. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 provides confidentiality of students' educational records and protects these files and their contents. This confidentiality allows only persons who meet appropriate disclosure requirements to have access to these records. When conduct involves a crime of violence or sex offense, FERPA permits the University, at its discretion, to disclose to the complainant the results of a disciplinary proceeding against the alleged perpetrator.

For more information regarding FERPA, contact The University of Tampa Registrar's Office. For more information related to the student conduct record retention policy, contact the Office of Student Conduct.

Procedures for Reporting a Crime, Emergency, or Violation of Law to University Administration and/or Law Enforcement

Potential criminal actions and any emergencies on campus, including medical and fire emergencies, should be reported directly to the Department of Campus Safety by dialing (813) 257-7777 or by using one of the courtesy telephones located throughout campus. A list of all courtesy phones is available at  Additionally, the Spartan SOS smartphone safety application will connect University members with the Department of Campus Safety.

Any crimes committed off campus that involve University students should be reported to the Tampa Police Department by dialing 911 for emergencies or by dialing (813) 231-6130 for non-emergencies.

Prompt reporting of student misconduct, criminal incidents and emergencies are vital. All student-related reports are forwarded to the Dean of Students and other campus officials including the Office of Student Conduct. Reports are reviewed by the Office of Student Conduct for potential disciplinary actions.

Additionally, students, administrative personnel, instructional personnel, security personnel and law enforcement personnel have the right to file a complaint with the Attorney General alleging that the University has failed to meet the minimum requirements for restrooms and changing facilities under Fla. Stat. § 553.865 Safety in Private Spaces Act