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Policies Related to Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Policies for Students can be found on the Dean of Students Web site at Some of the policies are required to be published and available to students. Those policies are the University Alcohol Policy, Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom Policy, Sexual Assault Policy, Substance Abuse: Programs and Assistance, and the University Drug Policy. The Web site also contains other important information including the Student Code of Conduct, Academic Integrity Policy, Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures, Policy on Undue Favoritism, Student Access to Educational Records, Student Crisis Management Policy, and many more.

General policies related to student conduct on campus are found in the UNCG Student Calendar/Handbook and on the Dean of Students Web site at

Further information on these policies may be obtained from the Dean of Students Office, 336/334-5514.

The Academic Integrity Policy

Responsibility for academic integrity lies with individual students and faculty members of the UNCG community. A violation of academic integrity is an act harmful to all other students, faculty and, ultimately, the entire community. Specific information on the Academic Integrity Policy and obligations of faculty and students may be found online at The Dean of Students can be reached at 336/334-5514.

Alcoholic Beverage Policies

North Carolina law prohibits the consumption, purchase, or possession of alcoholic beverages by people under the age of 21, effective October 1, 1986. The University operates under this provision of the law.

Individual consumption of beer, unfortified wines, and/or spirituous liquors is permitted for those of legal age in student residence hall rooms and in selected public areas of the University in accordance with the Alcohol Policy for Students contained on the UNCG Dean of Students Web site at

University Policy Concerning Abuse of Alcohol/Illegal Drugs

In accordance with the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, which require that all students receive annual notice of the laws/policies regarding alcohol and drug abuse, the following information is provided:

Illegal or abusive use of drugs or alcohol by any member of the University community can adversely affect the educational environment and will not be accepted. Abuse of these substances can result in numerous physical and psychological health problems. Substance abuse is a factor in organ damage, increased risk of personal injury, impaired judgment, a factor in sexually transmitted diseases, and more.

Policies on alcohol and drugs can be found on the Dean of Students Web site at

Services for students experiencing problems with alcohol and other drugs are available through Student Health Services. They include the medical clinic (336/334-5340) and counseling (336/334-5874). Educational programs are also provided through the Wellness Center (336/334-3190).

Possession/Use of Narcotics and Other Dangerous Drugs

The use, possession, sale, or distribution of products such as marijuana, LSD, barbiturates, or amphetamines is strictly prohibited. UNCG is prepared to take conduct action up to and including dismissal of students involved in such practices. Furthermore, because violation of federal and state laws is involved, UNCG has an obligation to report any information concerning such practices to proper authorities. Please refer to the University’s Policy on Illegal Drugs in Appendix B.

Firearms or Other Weapons on University Property

North Carolina law declares it unlawful for anyone to possess or carry (whether openly or concealed) any gun, rifle, or other weapon on property owned, used, or operated by a public or private educational institution. See also UNCG’s Dean of Students Web site at

Policy Relating to Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom

The complete statement of the University’s policy regarding Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom is available at UNCG’s Dean of Students Web site at

This policy was adopted by the UNCG Faculty Council on April 9, 1991.

The UNCG Student Calendar/Handbook

The UNCG Student Calendar/Handbook is printed annually and available at the beginning of each academic year. It contains information about UNCG programs, services, event information, as well as the Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity Policy. Residential students receive their copy at check-in. Graduate students receive a copy through their department. Commuter students may pick up their copy at the Student Life Booth at Fall Kick Off, the Commuter Student Deli, or at the Elliott University Center Information Desk.