Student Code of Responsibility

This is the Student Code of Responsibility, which is referred to throughout this document as the Code. The Code is applicable to all University of North Carolina Asheville students, including any person who has been admitted to the University: undergraduates, graduate students, and matriculated and non-matriculated students, regardless of the number of credits for which the person is enrolled. This Code provides the policies and procedures governing student behavior at UNC Asheville. 

These University policies make it possible for people to live and learn together in a way that supports student success and thriving. Furthermore, these policies uphold our community values and preserve the rights of individuals. The purpose of the Code is to clearly explain UNC Asheville’s expectations for appropriate conduct and compliance with local ordinances or State and Federal laws. 

This Code is not the only source of policies and procedures governing student conduct at UNC Asheville. All University policies and related documents may be accessed through the UNC Asheville website. Students are subject to all University policies and procedures including academic regulations and program policies. Students must also abide by applicable academic misconduct policies. All students should become familiar with these important items. 

The Student Code of Responsibility shall apply to conduct that occurs on University premises, at University sponsored activities, and to off-campus conduct that undermines student academic success and that adversely affects the University community and/or the pursuit of its objectives. Each student shall be responsible for their conduct from the time of application for admission through the actual awarding of a degree, before classes begin and after classes end, as well as during the academic year and during periods between terms of actual enrollment (and even if relevant conduct is not discovered until after a degree is awarded). The Dean of Students, in consultation with the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs shall decide whether the Student Code shall be applied to conduct occurring off campus, on a case by case basis, in their sole discretion.

Any question of interpretation or application of the Student Code of Responsibility shall be referred to the Dean of Students or their designee for final determination.

The Student Code shall be reviewed every 2 years under the direction of the Dean of Students.