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Mission, Philosophy, Goals

Mission Statement

The Florida State University Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities (SRR) mission is to facilitate student learning and development regarding community standards by balancing individual and community rights. SRR supports a safe and inclusive environment that enhances academic pursuits and student success. Institutional core values of the Seminole Creed and Responsible Freedom guide our conduct and inform policy and decisions.

Florida State University Civility Statement: Uphold the Garnet & Gold

Respect, Responsibility, Reflect

  • Demonstrating respect for ourselves and others
  • Taking responsibility for yourself and those around you
  • Reflecting the values of Florida State

Florida State University is a diverse community with a longstanding tradition of respect for the dignity and worth of each person. We recognize the importance of disagreement and informed debate for a dynamic learning environment, we also expect each member of our community to embrace the values of civility and ethical conduct and share in the responsibility to promote these values. Uphold the Garnet and Gold by demonstrating respect for ourselves and others, taking responsibility for yourself and those around you, and reflecting the values of Florida State.


Goals

The goals of SRR include:

  • developing, informing, and enforcing campus policies and procedures as it relates to student conduct
  • protecting the rights of students and individuals in the community
  • providing fundamental fairness and objective review of student behavior
  • promoting and encouraging student involvement in and respect for campus governance through student conduct boards
  • fostering learning opportunities through student conduct procedures and educational sanctions
  • creating a respectful atmosphere which encourages open communication of values and ethical behavior
  • initiating educational programs that strive to minimize conduct policy violations

Philosophy of Discipline

A humanistic approach to discipline is used whenever possible. The University Student Conduct system and appeals processes are designed to provide and help maintain an atmosphere within the University community that is conducive to academic pursuits. Serious disciplinary action against a student, such as separation, is considered and invoked only when other options fail to meet the needs of the University’s mission.