Attorney and Non-Attorney Advocates

In accordance with N.C.G.S. 116-40.11, any student accused of violations outlined in the Department of Housing & Residential Education’s Community Living Standards may be represented, at their own expense, by a licensed attorney or non-attorney advocate of their own choosing. Students that choose to have a licensed attorney or non-attorney advocate represent them must notify the assigned hearing officer in the Department of Housing & Residential Education, via email, of the attorney’s or non-attorney advocate’s participation in the Housing Conduct process at least two business days prior to any hearing. The notice must specify (a) the identity of the licensed attorney or non-attorney advocate; (b) whether the individual is a licensed attorney or a non-attorney advocate; and (c) current contact information (e.g., address, email, and phone) for the attorney or non-attorney advocate. In addition, the student must complete and submit a written authorization that meets the requirements of a valid consent as specified by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  

Additionally, at least two business days prior to any hearing, the attorney or non-attorney advocate shall provide a signed certification affirming that they have read and understand (1) the Housing & Residential Education Community Living Standards, (2) the Policy on Student Possession and Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages in the Facilities of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and (3) The Housing Conduct Process Overview. All documents are available from the Department of Housing & Residential Education (http://housing.unc.edu/residence-life/conduct-process/housing-conduct-process).

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Attorney Participation Form (PDF)87.09 KB
FERPA Waiver (PDF)77.83 KB