Sanctioning

The following sanctions or combination of sanctions may be imposed by the Office of Student Conduct upon any individual student or student organization found “Responsible” for violations of the Code of Student Responsibility. Conduct sanctions are implemented to educate and inform students on the behavior that led to the violation. It is the intent of the Office of Student Conduct to educate students on their behavior in regards to the Code of Student Conduct so they are better able to make informed decisions. In light of the facts and circumstances of each case, a Conduct hold may be placed by the Dean of Student Office on Registration (if not already in place) upon receiving sanctions or failure to comply with the imposed sanctions. A student found responsible for a violation of the Code of Student Conduct shall be subject to sanctions commensurate with the offense with consideration given to any aggravating and mitigating circumstances, including but not limited to the student’s conduct record. Potential sanctions are outlined below:

Individual Sanctions

  • Conduct Reprimand -Formal notice from the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct or a designee indicating that further misconduct may result in a more severe student conduct action. A copy of the reprimand becomes a part of the student's conduct file.

  • Conduct Probation - A status in which a student is deemed not to be in good conduct standing with the University for a definite period of duration not less than the remainder of the semester. In the event a student on conduct probation is found responsible for a violation of any University rule or regulation, suspension or expulsion from the University could result. Conditions restricting a student's participation in campus activities may be imposed. The probationary status becomes part of the student's conduct file.

  • Indefinite Conduct Probation - A status in which a student is deemed not to be in good conduct standing with the University for an indefinite period of duration. In the event a student on conduct probation is found responsible for a violation of any University rule or regulation, suspension or expulsion from the University could result. Conditions restricting a student's participation in campus activities may be imposed. Indefinite probation remains in effect until the student successfully petitions the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct for reinstatement to good standing. The probationary status becomes part of the student's conduct file.

  • Removal or Deferred Removal from University Housing – Loss of the privilege of living in campus housing. Removal may be for a fixed period of time (but not less than the remainder of the semester), or for an indefinite period. If the removal is for an indefinite period, the student may petition the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct or a designee for restoration of the right not sooner than one calendar year after the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct has approved the removal. Any sanction including removal from University housing includes a trespass order from student housing for the duration of the sanction.

  • Suspension – Separation of the student from the University for a fixed period of not less than the remainder of the semester in which the suspension is imposed. A sanction of definite suspension automatically includes a trespass order from University property, including student housing, for the duration of the suspension. Violation of the terms of a definite suspension may subject the student to additional sanctions pursuant toSections IX(e) and (q) above. Suspension for violation of Section IX(v) above may include suspension of access to University computing and electronic communication resources. Notification of the suspension will appear on the student's academic transcript and will remain until the end of the suspension period. In order to re-enroll at the University at the conclusion of the suspension term, the student must reapply for admission to the University, but no student may be readmitted to the University until after the suspension period has ended.

  • Indefinite Suspension –Separation of the student from the University for a minimum of one calendar year after the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct has approved the suspension and thereafter until the student successfully petitions the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct in writing for reinstatement to good standing. A sanction of indefinite suspension automatically includes a trespass order from University property, including student housing, for the duration of the suspension. Violation of the terms of an indefinite suspension may subject the student to additional sanctions pursuant to Sections IX (e) and (g) above. Notification of the conduct suspension will appear on the student's academic transcript until the date the student is reinstated to good standing. If the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct grants reinstatement, the student may reapply for admission to the University, but no student may be readmitted to the University until after the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct has granted reinstatement.

  • Expulsion – Expulsion is a permanent separation of the student from the University. Expulsion for violation of Section IX (v) above includes removal of access to University computing and electronic communication resources. Violation of the terms of expulsion may subject the student to arrest. The student may petition the Chancellor in writing for the expulsion to be rescinded, but not earlier than two years after the date on which the expulsion takes effect. A student who has been expelled from one constituent institution of The University of North Carolina system may not be admitted to another UNC System institution until the sanction of expulsion has been rescinded by the institution that imposed the sanction. Notification will appear on the student's academic transcript. The student will be given a notice of trespass with respect to University premises.

  • Post-Enrollment and Post-Graduation Sanctions – A student who commits a violation of the Code or is found responsible for violating the Code, but who graduates from UNC Charlotte before imposition of a sanction, is subject to (1) revocation of any degree awarded, (2) temporary or permanent withholding of the transcript for any degree earned, regardless of whether the degree has been awarded, and/or (3) having sanction(s) imposed as a condition of re-enrollment at the University.

  • Suspension – Mandatory separation from the University. During the period of suspension the student is barred from the UNC Charlotte campus. Once the entire period of suspension has been served, the student may seek readmission by submitting a written request to the Dean of Students.

  • Additional Sanctions – The following sanctions may be imposed in addition to those listed above:

    • Restitution for loss incurred by an individual or the University as a result of the student's student conduct violation

    • Exclusion for a definite or indefinite period from all or a portion of any University premises, property, building(s) or residence area(s), as specified in a sanction

    • Loss of automobile privileges on University property.

    • A conduct fine not to exceed $100.

    • Community service and/or participation in educational programs.

    • Restitution for expenses incurred by individuals or the University as a result of providing educational programs or other educational experiences related to the violation(s).

    • Any other appropriate sanction as determined by the Hearing Panel or by the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct.

Groups or Organizational Sanctions

  • Reprimand - A reprimand is an official written notice of misconduct. Repetition of violations that result in reprimand of the group or organization within a period of two years shall automatically carry Registration Probation as a minimum sanction.
  • Registration Probation - During the period of registration probation, the organization is not considered in good conduct standing with the University. The organization may seek and add members during this probationary period and may host other activities unless otherwise specified.
  • Registration Probation - Temporary removal of University recognition for a definite period of time. During the period of registration suspension, the organization is not considered in good conduct standing with the University. While under suspension, the organization may continue to occupy or hold property but may not seek or add members, hold or sponsor events in the University community, or sponsor or attend any events that are social in nature.
  • Registration Revocation - Permanent removal of University recognition for a group or organization. Registration revocation means that the organization may not function at the University, participate in University programs, or utilize University facilities or services. Registration revocation may be recommended by the Hearing Panel but can be imposed only by the Chancellor, following the review and approval of the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct.
  • Additional Group or Organization Sanctions - In addition to the above, any one or more of the following may be imposed:
    • Exclusion from intramural competition
    • Restitution of loss to University or person
    • Denial of use of University facilities for meetings or activities
    • Suspension for rushing, recruiting, or intake process
    • Loss of social privileges for no less than one month. The group or organization may not sponsor any activity, party, or function that is social in nature during the time parameters established
    • Restitution for expenses incurred by individuals or the University as a result of providing educational programs or other educational experiences related to the violation(s)
    • Any other appropriate group or organization sanction as determined by the Hearing Panel or by the Senior Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct.

Alcohol and Drug Sanction Guidelines

The following sanctions are guidelines and are not minimum or maximum sanctions. The guidelines below provide a standard range of sanctions for violation of any UNC Charlotte alcohol or drug violations.

Alcohol Abuse Sanction Guidelines:

Depending on the amount of alcohol involved and those cases involving severe intoxication and/or police or emergency medical response, students found responsible for offenses regarding the use, possession, sale or distribution of alcohol may be sanctioned as follows, at the discretion of University officials, in accordance with the Code of Student Responsibility and UNC Charlotte Policy #711. The sanctions listed below serve only as guidelines:

First Violation

  • Conduct reprimand
  • Parental Notification if under age 21

  • Referral to substance use education program with the Center for Wellness Promotion

Second Violation

  • Conduct probation for no less than the remainder of the semester and the next academic semester
  • $50 Conduct fee
  • Parental Notification if under age 21
  • Referral to substance use education program with Center for Wellness Promotion or completion of outside substance use assessment and any recommended treatment program, at own cost
  • Deferred removal from Housing

Third Violation

Deferred suspension or suspension (dependent upon the circumstances)

  • $75 Conduct fee
  • Parental Notification if under age 21
  • Completion of outside substance use assessment and any recommended treatment program, at own cost
  • Removal from Housing

Drug Abuse Sanction Guidelines:

Depending on the amount of illegal substance involved, the student may be suspended or expelled from the University, as well as prosecuted. Students found responsible for offenses regarding the use, possession, sale or distribution of illegal drugs may be sanctioned as follows, at the discretion of University officials, in accordance with the Code of Student Responsibility and UNC Charlotte Policy #711. The sanctions listed below serve only as guidelines:

First Violation

  • Conduct Probation for no less than the remainder of the current semester and the next academic semester
  • $75 Conduct Fee
  • Parental Notification if under age 21
  • Referral to substance use education program with the Center for Wellness Promotion
  • Deferred removal from Housing for period of conduct probation (dependent upon the circumstance)

Second Violation

  • Deferred Suspension
  • $100 Conduct Fee
  • Parental Notification if under age 21
  • Completion of outside substance use assessment and any recommended treatment program, at own cost
  • Removal from Housing (dependent upon the circumstance)

Possession with intent to sell and/or actual sale/manufacture/delivery or drugs

  • Suspension or expulsion from the University

 

For additional information regard the UNC Charlotte drug and alcohol policy’s please the Code of Student Responsibility or UNC Charlotte Policy #711