Student Conduct Code

Community Relations

USF is located within an urban environment and surrounded by several residential neighborhoods. Guidelines for off-campus conduct have been established in order to uphold standards of behavior that should be demonstrated by USF students when they are present in the surrounding neighborhoods. The University encourages its students to behave as exemplary citizens when present in the surrounding neighborhoods and to demonstrate respect and concern for all members of the local community.

USF has very limited parking and, as such, is unable to provide ample parking spaces for the majority of the USF community. Therefore, in accordance with San Francisco city planning, sustainability efforts, limited campus parking, and in order to reduce the amount of traffic in the residential neighborhood that surrounds the university, all students who live in any University housing facility* are prohibited from bringing vehicles to campus and are ineligible to receive semester or annual parking permits.

During the fall and spring semesters, full time and 3-day part time permits are awarded through a lottery system to students living outside of a 3-mile radius from campus. During the summer, however, students may purchase any type of parking permit.

* Students living in Loyola Village are eligible for entering the parking lottery for spaces in the Loyola Village parking garage only.*

For more information please visit the Transportation and Parking information page.


Students are expected to demonstrate respect for all members of the local community regardless of their place of residence. The following are guidelines for all USF students:

  • Be respectful to local community residents.
  • Prohibited behavior includes but is not limited to: littering, loitering, destruction/trespassing of private property, public urinating, public nudity, using rude or abusive language.
  • Operate stereos or other electronic equipment at reasonable sound levels, especially late at night or early in the morning and in-line with San Francisco Police Code Article 29 Section 2909 4. Maintain an orderly residence. Examples of a disorderly residence include but are not limited to violating drug and alcohol laws, hosting parties where there is public drunkenness, excessive noise, or other behavior in disregard of the rights of others, violating the Sexual and Gender Based Misconduct guidelines as defined in the Fogcutter Student Handbook.

In all cases involving student misconduct off-campus, the University reserves the right to invoke the student conduct process. Students or organizations found responsible for violating these regulations will be subject to the same sanctions imposed for on-campus violations.