Conduct Process

Housing Conduct Process

Housing and Residential Education works to provide convenient housing that is secure, inclusive and supportive. Students create a home in our on-campus communities, build life-long friendships and develop skills for their current and future successes as they journey through their Carolina experience.  

Documentation of the Incident

If a resident violates one of Housing and Residential Education's Community Living Standards, it is likely that the resident will be confronted by one of our staff members. The staff member will document the situation in an Incident Report, and that documentation will go to the Coordinator for Housing Conduct. The Coordinator for Housing Conduct will assign a Hearing Officer.

The Hearing Process

In the initial meeting, the Hearing Officer shall inform the accused student in detail of the charge(s), the Housing Conduct Process, and their procedural rights. Additionally, the Hearing Officer and the accused student will review any applicable evidence, including the incident report, as well as hear any statement the student may wish to make.

Sanctions

In keeping with the mission of the Department of Housing and Residential Education and the Housing Conduct Philosophy, sanctions are intended to educate students as to why their actions were inappropriate, help students improve their ethical decision making, and hold students accountable to their contractual obligations of living in campus housing.

Appeals

A student may appeal the Hearing Outcome only on the following grounds:

Procedural Rights: A violation of procedural due process rights as afforded in Appendix C, Section IV of the Alcohol Policy and Appendix A, Section 5 of the Community Living Standards. The Student shall be required to show, by a preponderance of the evidence, that there was a material deviation from established procedures that would substantially affect the outcome;

Procedural Rights

A student accused of violating the Community Living Standards is afforded procedural rights in the Housing Conduct Process. An accused student has the right: