The Office of Student Conduct at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte believes in educating students about their rights and responsibilities. Education is a major component to building accountability and helping to maintain an environment conducive to learning. In accepting admission, students commit their willingness to the continued enhancement of the learning environment in which the rights, dignity, worth, and freedom of each member of the academic community are respected. Students are encouraged to use this resource to enhance their knowledge of the policies to which they have committed to. 

To view the Code of Student Responsibility click here

To view the Housing Handbook click here

To view the Office of Student Conduct's conduct process click here

Code of Student Responsibility

The Code of Student Responsibility - Policy #406
As of May August 26, 2015, University Policy 406 has been revised. Click here for a PDF of the Code of Student Responsibility.

The UNC Charlotte Code of Student Responsibility exercises the duty of the Chancellor to regulate matters of student conduct in the University community. It was approved by the Chancellor on May 22, 2003, after consultation with appropriate representatives of the student government and has been amended periodically thereafter.

The UNC Charlotte Code of Student Academic Integrity (Policy Statement #407) governs student behavior relating to academic work. All UNC Charlotte students are expected to be familiar with both Codes and to conduct themselves in accord with these requirements.

All student inquiries concerning these documents should be directed initially to the Associate Dean and Director of Student Conduct in the Dean of Students Officer.
The current version of either document, which may be revised from time to time, shall be available from the Dean of Students Office or online at (Code of Student Responsibility) and of Student Academic Integrity).
Special Note: Any student needing assistance because of a disability may contact the Office of Disability Services at 704-687-4355.

Housing Handbook

Housing & Residence Life Residence Handbook

This Resident Handbook will help you become familiar with the resources and services provided to you as a UNC Charlotte student and as an on-campus resident. If you have questions that are not answered in these pages, we encourage you to contact the staff in your building or area. This Resident Handbook is also an extension of your housing contract and will help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an on-campus student. Many sections of this handbook are abbreviated for readability and refer to the full text which can be found on the housing website ( It is in your best interest to read the printed and web content thoroughly. If you have further questions, consult other available publications or contact the Housing and Residence Life staff in your hall or area office.

Student Conduct Process

1. OSC receives the incident report
 a. Reports may be received by any member of the University community (faculty, staff, or student).

2. If policy violations are determined to have allegedly occurred, a case is created
 a. Not all reports received are determined to be a policy violation. If no policy violation is determined to have allegedly occurred, an FYI case is created for that student. No adjudication happens with FYI cases.

3. Once the case is created, the alleged student is notified of the case (referral notice)
 a. Student is notified via email of the alleged policy violations and is directed to contact the OSC to schedule their hearing. Once the student schedules, the case is assigned to a hearing officer. During the meeting with the hearing officer, a student has the right to an Attorney or Non-Attorney advocate for this proceeding.

4. Student attends hearing
 a. The hearing is a time for the respondent  to discuss with the hearing officer the alleged policy violations. Students may have an advisor present during the hearing. The hearing officer will discuss and question the student regarding their role in the incident.
 b. If the student fails to attend this hearing, an additional referral notice will be sent, offering them another opportunity to be heard.

5. Resolution of case
 a. Informal Resolution. At the end of the hearing, the hearing officer may elect to offer the student an informal resolution. This informal resolution requires the student to accept both the finding (responsible or not responsible) and the sanctions for the charges. As part of the informal resolution, the student also waives their right to appeal (for more information on appeals. please review Chapter 11 of the Code of Student Responsibility).
 b. Formal Resolution. At the discretion of the hearing officer or the choice of the alleged student, the case may be referred for formal resolution. Formal resolution means referral of the case to either a Student Hearing Panel, Administrative Hearing Panel, or a Single Administrator hearing process. A student board is comprised of three students. An administrative board is comprised of three faculty/staff and students.

6. Student found responsible or not responsible
 a. Not Responsible. If the student is found not responsible through an informal or formal resolution process, then the case is closed.
 b. Responsible. If the student is found responsible through an informal or formal resolution process, sanctions will be assigned.

7. Outcome letter sent.
 a. Regardless of the resolution type or outcome of resolution, all students receive an outcome letter, detailing the findings and sanctions from the case.

8. Sanctions assigned if found responsible
 a. Sanctions assigned through informal or formal resolution may include both active and inactive sanctions. Active sanctions include, but are not limited to, alcohol and/or drug education classes, reflection or research papers, program attendance and reflection, or community service. Inactive sanctions include, but are not limited to, conduct probation, suspension, or in severe cases, expulsion.

9. Appeal of sanctions
 a. Informal Resolution. Informal resolutions may not be appealed.
 b. Formal Resolution. All appeals for formal resolutions must be received by the Director of Student Conduct within 5 days of the official outcome letter. Not all appeals will be granted. Specific appeal requirements are described in the Code of Student Responsibility in Chapter 11.

10. Student completes sanctions
 a. It is the student’s responsibility to submit all sanctions in the time frame outlined in the outcome letter. Failure to abide by the established timelines may result in a hold being placed on the student’s account. This hold will prevent the student from registering, adding, or dropping classes.

11. Record retention
 a. Conduct records are maintained for 8 years after the student graduates or permanently withdrawals from the University. Cases involving suspension or expulsion are maintained indefinitely.