As part of a regular feature, one department in Student Affairs will be in the spotlight each month. This month’s we spotlight the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution
The mission of the Office of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution is to promote concepts of respect, civility, due process and conflict resolution on campus by enforcing community standards (FIU and Florida Board of Regents policies, Federal, State and Local laws) and holding students accountable for their behavior in a fair yet developmental manner; through the involvement of the campus community and educational development of students.
Services we provide:
- Coordinate the student judicial process and procedures.
- Protect the rights of University community members.
- Provide consistency in the enforcement of University Regulations and Policies.
- Assist in the education and development of students.
- Encourage students and student organizations to treat each other with civility, dignity, respect and integrity.
- Provide Mediation to resolve conflict as an alternative to formal student conduct action when appropriate.
- Educate students about community expectations and standards.
- Involve members of the University community in the student conduct process.
- Conduct educational workshops for faculty, staff and students In regard to Ethics, Personal Decision Making, Conflict Resolution, Hazing, Sportsmanship and Dealing with Disruptive Students,
- Conduct student conduct record background checks for various agencies (FBI, CIA, DEA, Law Schools, Florida Bar)
- Recruit, select and train Judicial Board members and Hearing officers.
- Provide consultation/programs for the campus community regarding civility, conflict resolution skills, ethics, assertiveness and dealing with disruptive classroom behavior.
- Admission Clearance Process – the University reserves the right to review the case of any student who has been involved in misconduct prior to admission to determine eligibility for admission.
One of the ways we hold students accountable is through the Student Conduct Committee. The University Student Conduct Committee consists of two students and one faculty or staff member. The Student Conduct Committee provides an opportunity for students to be heard by "multiple ears" in situations where they have been charged with alleged violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
The responsibilities of a University Student Conduct Committee Hearing member include: attending training sessions, knowledge of the FIU Student Code of Conduct, and attend selected scheduled hearings, (2-4 hour commitment depending upon the nature of the case and your availability). To be considered, students must be in good academic standing and student conduct standing with the University and have at least a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A. If selected you will be required to complete a mandatory 2-day (eight hours each day) training program (to be completed in October). Applications are due in September. Faculty and staff interested in serving on the committee must contact the Student Conduct Office by the beginning of September and attend all training sessions.
Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution Staff:
Karen A. Dlhosh, Director
Katie Travieso, Coordinator
Stephanie Alvarez, Graduate Assistant
Office Location and contact information:
University Park – GC 331
Miami, FL 33199
(305) 349-6477 (Fax)