Student Conduct Policies

The policies listed below represent a small collection of rules, regulations, and policies established by the university to govern student behavior. While a full listing of university policies can be accessed here, this page contains policies that are frequently accessed by students. As members of this scholarly community, all NC State students are expected to know and adhere to these policies.


Code of Student Conduct

The Code serves as the basis for student conduct at NC State.  It contains information related to the University’s jurisdiction over student behavior, academic and non-academic violations, potential sanctions available when a violation occurs, and information regarding interim suspension.

Academic violations include allegations of cheating, plagiarism, or aiding another to cheat or plagiarize.  Non-academic violations vary widely and include rules concerning alcohol, drugs, infliction or threat of bodily harm, vandalism, disorderly conduct, sexual and racial harassment, sexual assault, and more.

All students are STRONGLY encouraged to read and understand the Code of Student Conduct.

Student Discipline Procedures

The Student Disciplinary Procedures establish the procedures that will be used when a student has been accused of a violation.  It also establishes the rights and responsibilities for individuals accused of a violation (the respondent) and those bringing an allegation on behalf of the University (the complainant).  In addition, the Student Discipline Procedures establish and govern the rules regarding student appeals in the event that the student is found responsible for an alleged violation.

Graduate Student Discipline

This policy establishes procedures related to graduate student discipline.  Graduate students are generally held to the same standard as undergraduate students with regards to violations of the Code of Student Conduct. In most cases, this will result in the application of the previously mentioned Student Discipline Procedures. In other cases, however, the Graduate School may elect to initiate its own disciplinary review by using these guidelines.

Written Student Complaints

NC State is committed to excellence in teaching, promoting high levels of student achievement, providing outstanding academic support services, and complying with the law and our own policies and procedures. The University has designated employees and resources to help maintain our professional standards across campus and to provide appropriate responses to our students’ complaints and concerns.


Alcohol Policy

This policy establishes the rules regarding the consumption and possession of alcohol by individuals under the age of 21 and at University sponsored social events. Please refer to section 10.1 of the Code of Student Conduct for further rules regarding the possession or consumption of alcohol.

Alcohol Regulation

This is a separate regulation establishing rules regarding the use of state or federal funds to purchase alcohol.  In addition, it sets limits on the possession of alcohol at certain University facilities. Please refer to section 10.1 of the Code of Student Conduct for further rules regarding the possession or consumption of alcohol.

Howl for Help

The university encourages students to engage in responsible bystander behaviors. In cases of intoxication, overdose, and/or alcohol poisoning, the university’s primary concern is the health and safety of those involved. No student seeking medical treatment for an alcohol or other drug overdose will be charged with specific violations of the Code related to the possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages or drugs.

Computer Use Policy (Regarding Copyright)

This policy establishes rules regarding the violation of state and federal law related to copyrights and patents.  Students are generally prohibited from violating copyright law using University computer systems and internet resources.

Disclosure of Student Records and Student Privacy

Student records are protected by the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act and its supporting regulations.  These regulations provide students with full access to their educational records (including their disciplinary file) and protects their files from being provided to others.

Exceptions to this general rule exist and students are encouraged to review the linked site for details.

Drug Policy

This policy establishes the University’s philosophy and sanctions to be imposed when a violation of the Drug Policy Occurs.  Please refer to section 10.7 of the Code of Student Conduct regarding the Possession, Distribution, or Sale of Controlled Substances.

Outdoor Assemblies

This policy establishes regulations regarding solicitation, assemblies, and public addresses on University property.

Free Expression Tunnel

This policy establishes rules regarding the Free Expression Tunnel and other Free Speech issues on campus.

Smoking

This policy establishes parameters for smoking on University grounds.  Students are generally restricted from smoking in University buildings and must stay certain distances away from those buildings.

Solicitation

This policy establishes regulations regarding solicitation, assemblies, and public addresses on University property.

University Housing

While living or visiting University Housing, students must adhere to the established community expectations and policies provided by University Housing.

Visitation

This policy establishes regulations regarding visitation in the University’s residence halls. For a listing of halls that have restricted visitation hours, please contact University Housing.


If you have further questions regarding a policy or regulation not mentioned on this page, please contact the Office of Student Conduct.