Code of Conduct Process

The director of Student Conduct receives information that a student has allegedly violated university policies or local, state or federal law, investigates the alleged violation and either dismisses the allegation or summons the student for a pre-hearing, dismisses the allegation or provides the student with their choice of hearing-administrative or Conduct Hearing Board (CHB).

The student going through the process receives written notice of the charge(s), an outline of their rights and the opportunity to review all available information, documents, exhibits and a list of witnesses that may testify against them.

In accordance with North Carolina General Statute §116-40.11[1], students and student organizations at UNC Pembroke who have been accused of a violation of disciplinary or conduct rules may be represented by a licensed attorney or a non-attorney advocate during any disciplinary procedure except in allegation(s) of an Academic Honor Code violation. The Office of Student Conduct must be notified in writing a minimum seventy-two (72) hours in advance of an attorney or advocate’s planned participation.

Once the case is heard, either administratively or by CHB, a determination of responsible or not responsible is made. If a student is found responsible, appropriate sanctions will be determined. If a student is found not responsible, there is no need for sanctions.

A student choosing a hearing before an administrative hearing officer or the CHB has a right of appeal to the Conduct Appeal Board and then to the chancellor or their designee.

Please refer to pages 58-68 for more detailed information on the Code of Conduct Process in the Student Handbook.