Office of the General Counsel


The purpose of this page is to provide information about UNCG's policies and procedures, answers to frequently asked legal questions, and links to other sources of legal and governmental information.

Mission Statement

The UNCG Office of the General Counsel's mission is, first and foremost, to provide timely and accurate legal advice and information to University administrators, faculty and staff. As a leading student-centered university, UNCG employs its Counsel to foster a legal environment in which all members of the University community may learn, live and work in an atmosphere of mutual respect and nondiscrimination. The UNCG Office of the General Counsel further supports the University's educational mission through articles and presentations on legal topics of interest to the University community. Finally, the UNCG Office of the General Counsel helps the University link the Piedmont-Triad to the world through outreach activities including service to professional and public organizations at the local, state and national levels and through its world wide web site.

The Office of the General Counsel does not provide legal assistance to students, but may provide general information about the legal system and referrals to legal aid resources such as Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. Greensboro Office (the legal aid office serving the Triad area, phone 272-0148).


Not Legal Advice

The information contained on this website is provided as a service to the UNCG community and does not constitute legal advice. While every effort has been made to provide quality information, the authors make no claims, promises or warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to this web site and its associated sites. Legal advice must be tailored to the specific facts and circumstances of each case, laws are constantly changing, and nothing provided herein should be used as a substitute for the advice of your own legal counsel. Information on this site may not be relevant or accurate for all jurisdictions. The Office of the General Counsel ("OGC") provides legal advice to members of the UNCG community solely within the context of the course and scope of their employment with or as agents of UNCG. Any employee should contact OGC with any questions or provide particular facts and circumstances upon which OGC's attorneys may base their legal advice. OGC cannot provide legal advice to individuals, personally.

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Disclaimer of Warranties

OGC does not represent or warrant that the operation of this website will be uninterrupted, error-free, that defects will be corrected or that the site or server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful elements. As a visitor to and user of the site, you assume full responsibility for any costs associated with use of the site. OGC does not represent or warrant that the Materials and information on and accessible through the site is accurate, complete or current. This site may contain typographical or technical errors. OGC reserves the right to add to, change or delete the content or any part thereof at any time without notice. OGC is not responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracy of information on the site provided by third parties and makes not representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, truth, quality, suitability or reliability of such information. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information on this site, but this site should not be treated as the basis for formulating business or legal decisions without seeking the advice of professional and competent counsel. Information on this site may not be relevant or accurate for all jurisdictions. THE CONTENTS OF THIS SITE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND OUC MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH RESPECT TO THIS SITE AND ITS CONTENTS. OUC DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

Limitation of Liability

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