Students enrolled at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University are expected to conduct themselves properly at all times. They are expected to observe standards of behavior and integrity that will reflect favorably upon themselves, their families, and the University. They are further expected to abide by the laws of the city, state, and nation, and by all rules and regulations of the University.
Accordingly, any student who demonstrates an unwillingness to obey the rules and regulations that are prescribed or that may be prescribed to govern the student body will be placed on probation, suspended or expelled from the institution.
Sanctions of expulsion and suspension affect the student's academic status at the University. In order that students under suspension not contravene the terms of penalty, the offices of Admissions, Cashier, Financial Aid, Graduate School, Registrar, Residence Life and University Police will be notified in writing. No credit earned at another institution during the suspension period shall be transferred to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. A student under expulsion or suspension is subject to arrest for trespassing if found on University property. A student who is suspended or expelled from the University for disciplinary reasons is not eligible for a refund and forfeits any funds previously paid.
A student who loses campus- housing privileges for disciplinary reasons and has concerns about the financial ramifications of such should contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life for guidelines and shall be governed by those guidelines.
Scheduled university judicial hearings will be held in absentia if the student fails to present him/herself at the scheduled hearing. The administrative hearing body will convene and make a decision based on the evidence at the hearing.
Furthermore, in the case of a student's failure to appear for a hearing, the evidence against the student will be considered and a decision will be based on that evidence.
Should a sanction result from a student's failure to present himself or herself for adjudication of a charge, the offices of Admissions, Cashier, Financial Aid, Graduate School, Registrar, Residence Life and University Police will be notified in writing and the student's transcript will not be released to persons outside the University until the student answers to the charge.
Any one of the following sanctions or their combinations may be imposed:
Expulsion permanently severs the relationship of the student with the University. With recommendation of a hearing panel, it will be imposed and can only be rescinded by the Chancellor. This penalty will likely prevent a student's admission to any other institution of higher education.
Indefinite suspension severs the relationship of the student with the University with no date established for the student to return. A date at which time the student may request reinstatement can be established or may be contingent on a student fulfilling one or more stipulations (e.g. resolution of criminal matters pending in the courts, psychological evaluation).
Interim suspension calls for the immediate removal of a student from the University when there is reasonable cause to believe that the alleged misconduct is of such a serious nature that his or her continued presence at the University is potentially dangerous to the health and safety of the University community, its property or its educational mission. (In cases of violations of the Student Conduct Regulations, to invoke interim suspension, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or his/her designee will conduct a preliminary investigation and hearing with the student - if possible. In cases of Academic Dishonesty, the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs or his/her designee will conduct such an investigation. At the time, the student will be informed of the charges and given the opportunity to explain the circumstances.)
Suspension severs the relationship of the student with the University for a finite period, the terminal date of which coincides with the official ending of an academic semester or summer session.
Disciplinary Probation is a period of close scrutiny of a student by the University during which his or her conduct is under review. Disciplinary probation is imposed for a specified period of time, the terminal date of which coincides with the official ending of an academic semester or summer session. Failure to meet the requirement of the probation or further infraction of University policy may result in more severe sanctions including suspension or expulsion from the University. Individuals on Disciplinary probation are not eligible to hold office or obtain membership in any student group or organization; or may not be eligible for certain employment positions or participation in other campus programs.
Warning is an official reprimand, which by formal written communication, gives official notice to a student that any subsequent offense against the Student Conduct Regulations will likely result in more serious consequences. In cases involving violations of the Student Conduct Regulations, a copy of the letter is contained in files of the Division of Student Affairs or in the case of Academic Dishonesty, the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and will be available as evidence of relevant past behavior to hearing panels.
In addition to the above, any one or a combination of the following may be recommended by a judicial hearing board and/or imposed by the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs or Dean of Students in Student Conduct Regulations or in cases of Academic Dishonesty, the Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs:
- Requirement of participation in community service
- Restitution, where applicable
- Loss of Campus Housing
- Official notice that conviction of any other violation of the Student Conduct Regulations will result in suspension
- Prohibited from participating in organized groups or activities
- Conflict Management Training
The penalties listed above are examples only and do not limit the discretion of judicial officers.
Students placed on suspension or expulsion are placed in the UNC Statewide Database, per state requirements.
Please note: During the suspension period, records will remain flagged and transcripts will be held until students have complied with University imposed sanctions and until the suspension period is over. In addition, suspensions and expulsions are uploaded to the UNC data base. A suspension or expulsion precludes matriculation at any UNC constituent institution.