Advisors: Respondents shall have the right to be represented, at the student’s expense, by a licensed attorney or non-attorney advisor who may fully participate during any proceeding, except any proceeding related to an allegation of academic dishonesty.
Appellate Body: Any person or persons authorized by the Dean of Students to consider an appeal from a committee/board determination as to whether a student has violated the Code.
Charge: Decision by Associate Dean of Students, or their designee, to initiate the Student Conduct Process to address an alleged violation(s) of the Code by a Student or Student Organization.
Code: The University of North Carolina Asheville Code of Student Responsibility.
Day: A day between and including Monday through Friday that does not include days when the University is closed.
Dean: The Dean of Students, or their designee.
Associate Dean of Students: The University official(s) designated with primary case management for the Student Conduct Process.
Guest: Any non-student present on University premises at the invitation and/or hosting of the student.
Hearing Board: A designated University group who is authorized to preside over the hearing process, make recommendations regarding determinations of responsibility for alleged misconduct, and impose outcomes, when appropriate.
Minor Violation: A violation of this Code where the possible outcomes do not include suspension or expulsion, as stated in UNC Policy 700.4.1.
Party: Either the University or Respondent.
Preponderance of the Evidence: Standard applied to determine whether it is “more likely than not” that an incident occurred and/or the policy was violated.
Residence Halls: Include all Residence Hall space including apartments, lounges, etc.
Resident: Someone who is properly assigned to a room in a residence hall or on-campus apartment. All residents are subject to the provisions in the Code.
Residential Guest: Someone who is visiting a residential student and who is not a contracted resident of the specific room, residence hall, or apartment.
Residential Host: Any resident student who has a residential guest in the residence facilities.
Respondent: Any University student, resident, or student organization who is charged with an alleged violation of the Code.
Serious Violation: A violation of this Code where the possible outcomes include suspension or expulsion, as stated in UNC Policy 700.4.
Student: Any person who has accepted admittance to the University for student status or who is currently registered or enrolled as an undergraduate or graduate program participant, whether matriculating or non-matriculating, full-time or part-time, resident or commuter, paid or delinquent, or who has a pending appeal of an academic dismissal or student conduct matter. Such a person shall also be considered a student during intersession/summer periods and at University-sponsored commencement events in which they are a participant.
Student Conduct Process: Procedures in this Code addressing alleged prohibited behaviors by a Student or Student Organization, during which a designated University official considers information and/or documentation in order to address whether a Student or Student Organization has violated the Code and appropriate outcomes.
Student Organization: A group of students who have complied with the formal requirements for University recognition/registration.
Title IX Coordinator: The administrator designated by the University to oversee and ensure compliance with Title IX of Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in any University program or activity.
University: The University of North Carolina Asheville.
University Community Member: Any person who is a student, staff, faculty member, University official or any other person employed by the University. A person’s status in a particular situation shall be determined by the Dean of Students.
University Official: Unless otherwise specified, this term shall include faculty or staff members exercising their assigned duties and may include student employees; other students acting in an assigned official capacity on behalf of the University; and other authorized agents of the University, which may include staff or campus-related organizations or University contractors or subcontractors when acting in their official capacity.
University Premises: All land, buildings, facilities, and other property in the possession of, owned, used, or controlled by the University (including adjacent streets and sidewalks).
Vice Chancellor: The Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and/or their designee.