STUDENT AFFAIRS AND STUDENT SERVICES
Room and Board
Student Services and Policies
Student LIFE and Organizations
The Office for Student Affairs is responsible for the management and coordination of all co-curricular activities, non-academic support programs and services, and student life policies and procedures. It also retains budgetary approval over fees which support student activities.
University Housing, the Career Center, the Counseling and Testing Center, Student Health Services, the Office of Student Development, the Office of Student Life, the Center for Leadership and Service, the James B. Chavis University Center/University Center Annex, the Givens Performing Arts Center, Multicultural and Minority Affairs, Student Publications, and Judicial Affairs all report to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, whose office is located in Suite 242 on the second floor of Lumbee Hall.
Every effort is made to provide an environment which is pleasant and conducive to intellectual growth and well-being. Through the services and activities affiliated with campus life, the students at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke may acquire experience in individual and group leadership and personal development to supplement and enrich the academic component of their education.
ROOM AND BOARD
At UNCP, housing is an
integral part of the educational program.
Campus housing is considered to be more than merely a place to sleep; it
is “home” for many students. The
University’s aim is to provide housing that offers an environment conducive to
studying and to provide an opportunity for each student to develop socially and
academically. Especially mature,
well-qualified students are employed as Resident Advisors. RAs have many duties; however, one of their
primary duties is to extend the services of the Counseling and
Campus housing is located within walking distance of all campus facilities including classrooms, library, cafeteria, snack bar, student center, bookstore, post office, and recreational facilities. A wide selection of campus recreational facilities and programs is available to all students. Students are encouraged to become involved in the different activities and student organizations on campus.
Agreement/Application must be completed by all students entering UNCP who
request to live on campus. An
application can be obtained from the Housing Office on the second floor of the
University Center Annex or by writing to the Housing Office, The University of
North Carolina at Pembroke,
Room and Board are available during both terms of the Summer Session. An application and a $125 deposit must be on file before an assignment can be made.
SODEXHO FOOD SERVICE
Customer meal plans are not transferable under any circumstances, and each student must present his/her UNCP Braves One Card each time of entry into the cafeteria. No one but the owner can use the Braves One Card.
Braves One Cards are made in
the UNCP Braves Card Office, located in the
Munch Money may be added to the Braves One Card at the University Cashier’s Office or the Braves Card Office. The Braves One Card may then be used for Debit Card purchases in Bert’s Cafe or in the cafeteria.
All meal plans are valid seven days a week, except summer session.
STUDENT SERVICES AND POLICIES
COUNSELING AND TESTING Center
The center offers confidential individual and group counseling, educational workshops, testing, and assessment. Licensed professionals provide counseling services for UNCP students without cost. Typical concerns addressed are stress, anxiety, homesickness, disordered eating patterns, depression, family concerns, alcohol and drug issues, self-esteem, sexuality, and many others. Services are typically provided by appointment; however, urgent care needs can be addressed immediately.
The center also offers several tests including the CLEP, TOEFL, and MAT.
The Counseling and
STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES
MEDICAL HISTORY AND IMMUNIZATIONS
N.C. Law requires that each student provide proof of immunizations. Any student who does not have the mandated immunizations and/or does not furnish the required medical statement within thirty (30) days of the first day of class will be withdrawn from classes. The University has no authority to waive these requirements and/or give extension on the thirty (30) day time limit. A medical history form, which includes the required immunization documentation, should be returned as part of the admission requirement prior to registration. This form must be completed by the student and on file with Student Health Services. The director and nurses on duty are available to assist students in completing the necessary immunizations. This law applies to all students except the following: students registered only in off-campus courses; students attending night or weekend classes only; and students taking a course load of four (4) credit hours or fewer and residing off campus.
The Career Library maintains resources related to college majors, careers, employers, graduate schools, internships/co-ops, and the job market. Web services are available for students to post résumés and references, view job listings, and network with employers.
Workshops are offered throughout the year on a wide range of career planning topics. The following events are scheduled annually: CAR 1010: Introduction to Career Development, Freshman Seminar tours, business etiquette dinners, and career fairs.
Representatives from business,
industry, government, healthcare agencies, and public schools visit the
For more information, view the
MULTICULTURAL AND MINORITY AFFAIRS
The Office of Multicultural
and Minority Affairs (OMMA) provides leadership and advocacy to support
cultural diversity and to prepare students to interact in a diverse world. OMMA strives to provide programs and services
that support the academic mission of the University by enhancing the
educational, personal, cultural, and social development of diverse and ethnic
minority student populations. As an agent of change, OMMA seeks to value
cultural diversity in order to promote an empowered society. OMMA is in the business of ensuring that
every UNCP student of color
is equipped and linked to the right resources and services that the University
and community at large have to offer.
OMMA is located on the first floor of Old Main, in the
Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students who apply for admission to The University of North Carolina at Pembroke and are subsequently admitted are not enrolled as a legal or constitutional right. Authority to determine academic admission standards is delegated to the Board of Trustees and the Chancellor. When a student is admitted to UNCP, he or she accepts the rules, regulations, and procedures that apply to the campus.
Students attend UNCP as a
voluntary act and accept substantial benefits which the State of
Upon enrollment, a student
receives no sanctuary from obedience to law. A student is not entitled to
greater immunities or privileges before the law than those enjoyed by other
citizens generally. In addition to the federal, state, and local laws that
pertain to all citizens, a student must accept the institutional rules and
regulations necessary to accomplish the purposes for which the institution was
established. The student does not, however, lose constitutional or legal rights
by an act of voluntary enrollment. The Code of the
1. No student may be denied access to university facilities or programs on the basis of sex, race, religion, or national origin.
student may be denied the protection of the First Amendment of the Constitution
3. No student may be denied the continuance of his/her education for disciplinary reasons without being afforded the right to due process.
Additional rights recognized by UNCP are:
4. The right to read and study free from undue interference in one’s room. (Unreasonable noise and other distractions inhibit the exercise of this right.)
5. The right to sleep, the right to one’s personal belongings, the right to free access to one’s room and suite facilities during the period that the residence halls are open, the right to a clean environment in which to live. (Optimum physical conditions are essential, as they support, reinforce, and provide positive conditions in which to learn and live.)
right to redress of grievances. If the academic and residence hall communities
are to function in the most educationally profitable manner, the right to
actions and referrals for impartial and fair adjudication of grievances is held paramount. In exercising this right, the student further holds the right to be free from fear or intimidation, physical and/or emotional harm, and without imposition of sanctions apart from the due process.
7. The right to personal privacy. All persons should have freedom from interference with their personal activities and should be able to maintain privacy for other than academic reasons.
8. The right to host guests. All students should have the opportunity to maintain personal contacts and friendships with other persons to fulfill their needs for socialization. Guests are to respect the above stated rights of the host’s roommates and of other residents.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Any student whose conduct on or off campus becomes unsatisfactory and is determined to have a detrimental impact on the mission of the University will be subject to appropriate judicial action. No student will be permitted to graduate or officially withdraw from the University while disciplinary action is pending against him or her.
According to the By-Laws of the Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, ratified in March of 1968, the administration of the University is responsible for all phases of student discipline. The administration holds that a student enrolling in the University assumes an obligation to conduct himself/herself in a manner compatible with the University’s function as an educational institution. Further, the Board of Trustees has directed the administration to take appropriate disciplinary action against students and student organizations who are found to be in violation of the University’s Code of Conduct. A UNCP student shall refrain from the following prohibited behaviors which reflect conduct unbecoming of a student at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke:
1. Violating the Academic Honor Code;
2. Furnishing false information to the University with intent to deceive;
3. Withholding, with knowledge, information from the University;
4. Refusing to comply with any lawful order of a clearly identifiable University official acting in the performance of his/her duties in the enforcement of University policies (residence staff members are considered University officials when acting in an official capacity);
5. Failing to present his/her ID when requested to do so by a University official;
6. Forging, altering, defrauding, or misusing documents, charge cards or money, checks, records, and ID cards of an individual or the University;
7. Violating the UNCP appropriate use policy for computers, networks and federal copyright law;
8. Neglecting to discharge all obligations to the University prior to the close of each semester;
9. Loitering around the residence halls after visitation hours have expired;
10. Disruptive and disorderly conduct;
11. Operating cell phones, pagers, beepers, etc., in classrooms, libraries, and labs;
12. By means other than the use or threatened use of physical force, harassing or threatening another in a manner or through such behavior that a reasonable person would find threatening;
13. Harassing another student by using objectively offensive speech or behavior of a biased or prejudiced nature related to one’s race, color, creed, national origin, sex, religion, handicap, age, or sexual orientation, if such speech and/or behavior is so severe and pervasive as to effectively prevent the other student from obtaining an education or to create an objectively hostile educational environment;
14. Unauthorized entry or presence in or upon or use of any University premises or property (including but not limited to roofs, storage facilities, crawl spaces, mechanical rooms and out buildings) or student property (i.e., automobiles, lockers, or residences) or unauthorized possession, duplication, loan, or use of keys to any university premises or property;
15. Engaging in objectively offensive or disruptive speech or conduct directed toward a member of or visitor to the University community; if such language or conduct is obscene or so severe and pervasive as to constitute legally prohibited harassment in that it effectively prevents an individual from obtaining an education or creates an objectively hostile educational or work environment;
16. Obstructing justice by hindering or impeding a duly authorized function of any judicial hearing;
17. Obstructing or disrupting teaching, research or other University activities on University premises; the handling of disruptive behavior in the classroom is left to the discretion of the individual faculty member. However, it is suggested that the faculty member make clear to the class in the syllabus or at an early class meeting that any behaviors that disrupt the teaching and/or educational process will not be tolerated. If a student displays such behavior, the faculty member should deal with it early and directly by speaking to the student. If it continues to be a problem the faculty member may ask the student to leave the classroom and should report the student to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Written documentation should be kept for each instance including how it was handled. At the faculty member’s request and with appropriate documentation, the Office for Academic Affairs will administratively withdraw the student from class(es) as a result of repeated disruptions to the academic process.
18. Violating policies governing residence life;
19. Rollerskating/blading, skateboarding, scooter riding and the riding of bicycles is prohibited in University buildings. Rollerskating/blading, scooter and bicycle riding as a means of transportation is only permitted on walkways and ramps when the operator does not create a hazard to themselves or others. Performing jumps or other stunts (“hot-dogging”) is strictly prohibited on campus. Rollerskating/blading and skateboarding by visitors is prohibited. Skateboarders and rollerskaters/bladers may not be towed by bicycles or other vehicles.
20. Endangering, injuring, or threatening to injure the person or property of another;
21. Vandalizing, destroying maliciously, damaging or misusing public or private properties, including library materials;
22. Stealing or attempting to steal, aiding or abetting, receiving stolen property, selling stolen property, or embezzling the property of another person or the University (Book Selling – When a student resells a book to an individual or to the bookstore, that student is held responsible if the book which is being resold is stolen property. If, and when, a student buys a book from another student, it is the purchaser’s or seller’s responsibility to be able to identify the student involved. If the student buying the book will not or cannot identify the seller, the student buying the book will be held responsible. The student who sells a book to another student should always have his/her ID number in the book);
23. Being intoxicated in public, displaying, driving under the influence, illegally possessing or using alcoholic beverages or liquors, or providing alcohol to students under legal age;
24. Illegally manufacturing, selling, using, or possessing narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, marijuana, sedatives, tranquilizers, hallucinogens, and/or other known drugs and/or chemicals;
25. Buying, selling, possessing, or using any kind of drug paraphernalia or counterfeit drugs;
26. Participating in hazing or illegal harassment of UNCP students;
27. Possessing or using firearms, fireworks, explosives, or illegal weapons on University property;
28. Sexual harassment of any member of the University community;
29. Misusing, tampering with, or disturbing without proper cause any fire prevention and control equipment;
30. Gambling on University property;
31. Knowingly acting as an accessory to any of the charges contained herein by:
a. Being present while the offense is committed and advises, instigates, or encourages the act, or
b. Facilitating in the committing of an offense in any way.
UNIVERSITY JUDICIAL SYSTEM
Subject to any policies or regulations of the Board of Governors or of the Board of Trustees, it shall be the duty of the Chancellor to exercise full authority in the regulation of student affairs and in matters of student discipline in the institution. In the discharge of this duty, delegation of such authority may be made by the Chancellor to faculty committees and to administrative or other officers of the institution, or to agencies of student government, in such a manner and to such extent as may by the Chancellor be deemed necessary and expedient. In the discharge of the Chancellor’s duty with respect to the matters of student discipline, it shall be the duty of the Chancellor to secure to every student the right of due process and fair hearing, the presumption of innocence until found guilty, the right to know the evidence and to face witnesses testifying against the student, and the right to such advice and assistance in the individual’s defense as may be allowable under the regulations of the University approved by the Chancellor. In those instances where the denial of any of these rights is alleged, it shall be the duty of the President of the University of North Carolina to review the proceedings.
Every student shall be bound by the Honor Code, the laws of the Student Body enacted in accordance with the Student Government Association Constitution, and the University Code of Conduct. The Honor Code shall prohibit academic dishonesty. Offenses against the Student Body are stealing, passing bad checks (Student Check Cashing Service), and such other offenses as may be defined by the Student Senate law. The University Code of Conduct is found in the Student Handbook and is located on the Internet at the following address: www.uncp.edu/handbook as well as in the University Catalog. All adjudicatory power of the Student Body shall be vested in a system of hearing boards with recognition that ultimate responsibility must conform with the By-Laws of the University as established by the Board of Trustees.
Any disciplinary action may be appealed. Further information may be found in Article IV of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Student Constitution located in the Student Government section in the Student Handbook.
STUDENT DISCIPLINE RECORDS
The University maintains for every student who has received any discipline sanctions a written discipline record. The file shall include the nature of the offense, the penalty assessed, and any other pertinent information.
Student Conduct discipline files are housed in the Office of Student Affairs for eight years and are then forwarded to the Registrar's Office unless the sanction is suspension or expulsion. Suspension and expulsion files are kept in the Student Affairs Office indefinitely. Students suspended or expelled for disciplinary infractions will be entered into the Suspension/Expulsion database at UNC General Administration and will be available to all UNC campuses. Names will be deleted from the database when the individuals have completed their suspension and met all requirements for readmission or have been reinstated following an expulsion.
Academic Honor Code violations resulting in conviction will be kept in the Student Affairs Office for ten years. Pertinent information involving these cases will be transferred to the Registrar's Office immediately after verdict.
Student discipline records are confidential in accordance with federal and state laws. The contents of the student’s discipline record may not be revealed to anyone not associated with campus discipline except upon written request of the student or a court-ordered subpoena.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT PEMBROKE DRUG POLICY
This policy is adopted by the Board of Trustees of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke in conformity with the direction of the Board of Governors of The University of North Carolina. It is applicable to all students, faculty members, administrators, and other employees. This policy is also intended to comply with the requirements of the Drug-Free Schools and Campuses regulations of the U.S. Department of Education.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (the “University” or “UNCP”) is dedicated to providing a work, study, and recreational environment that does not include illegal drugs, abuse of prescription medications, or excessive use of alcohol. All students, staff, faculty, and guests are viewed by the University as individually responsible and legally accountable for their actions. The illegal possession, sale or use of drugs, including alcohol, adversely affects the academic community. Toward that end, the University notifies, in writing, the parents of students under the age of 21 of such offenses.
In addition, students should be aware that the UNCP Student Code of Conduct extends to any student whose conduct on or off campus becomes unsatisfactory and is determined to have a detrimental impact on the mission of the University. Students whose behavior off campus requires the involvement of law enforcement or other authorities may be subject to appropriate judicial sanctions from the university. This behavior includes being intoxicated in public, displaying, driving under the influence, or illegally possessing or using alcohol, or providing alcohol to students under legal age. Manufacturing, selling, using, or possessing narcotics, barbiturates, amphetamines, marijuana, sedatives, tranquilizers, hallucinogens, and/or other known drugs and/or chemicals is included in this code, as is buying, selling, possessing, or using any kind of drug paraphernalia or counterfeit drugs.
The University has developed drug education, prevention, and intervention programs. Members of the University community are encouraged to become familiar with the programs and are invited to take advantage of the services provided.
The Chancellor has designated the Assistant Director of the Counseling and Testing Center as the coordinator of drug education, who, with that designation, is the person responsible for overseeing all programs and reporting requirements related to this policy.
II. Alcohol/Drug Education Programs
The University has established and maintains a program of education designed to help all members of the University community avoid involvement with illegal drugs. This educational program emphasizes these subjects:
The incompatibility of the use or sale of illegal drugs with the goals of the University;
The legal consequences of involvement with illegal drugs;
The medical implications of the use of illegal drugs; and
The ways in which illegal drugs jeopardize an individual’s present accomplishments and future opportunities.
A. Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT)
ADAPT was initiated in 1988 to provide all members of the University community with coordinated drug-related education, prevention, and intervention services. The term “drugs” includes both legal drugs (i.e., alcohol, prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, nicotine, caffeine, etc.) and illegal drugs as covered by the Controlled Substance Act (N.C.G.S. 90-88 et. seq.). ADAPT defines its mission as prevention, intervention, and education concerning the use and/or abuse of alcohol and other drugs.
A staff member of the Counseling and Testing Center serves as chairman of ADAPT. The team represents a cross-section of the University and local community. The chairman prepares an annual report for the Chancellor.
ADAPT activities encourage individuals to:
• Value and maintain sound health.
• Respect state/federal laws and University regulations.
• Recognize and resist pressure to use drugs.
• Promote drug-free activities.
• Promote the use of rehabilitation resources.
• Recognize the incompatibility of drug abuse and achievement of personal goals.
B. Educational Activities and Counseling Services
1. Division of Student Affairs provides the following:
a. Annual notification to all enrolled students of the consequences of drug use and/or abuse.
b. Administration of an annual, anonymous, freshman wellness survey.
c. Educational programs in a variety of formats.
d. A multimedia library on drug related topics.
e. Alternative programming promoting drug-free fun.
f. Living/Learning programs in the residence halls.
g. Observance of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week.
h. Peer-educators to encourage informed choices concerning alcohol consumption and to discourage the use of illegal drugs.
i. Twelve-step meeting schedules, e.g., AA, NA, etc.
j. Referral information for students and employees.
k. Drug assessment and/or counseling for students.
l. Support groups and drug awareness workshops.
m. Drug education for student violators of this Drug Policy.
2. Division of Academic Affairs provides the following:
a. Alcohol/drug modules in all Freshman Seminar classes.
b. Academic credit courses in drug abuse prevention and chemical dependency.
c. Academic credit courses in wellness and fitness.
d. A Wellness Committee to promote healthy choices.
3. Division of Business Affairs provides the following.
a. An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) which includes consultation, assessment, and referral.
b. Annual written notification of all employees of this Drug Policy, the consequences of drug use/abuse, and available resources, including EAP, for counseling and rehabilitation.
III. Institutional Policy on Drugs
Individuals who suspect they may have a drug or alcohol problem are encouraged to seek help through the Counseling and Testing Center or Employee Assistance Program before the problem affects their academic performance, work performance or conduct. Anyone reporting to class/work under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs or using alcohol or illegal drugs on the job may be suspended or dismissed without warning. In addition to disciplinary action by the University, violation of the University’s drug-free policy may be cause for criminal prosecution by government or law enforcement agencies.
The illegal possession, sale, or use of drugs, including alcohol, will not be tolerated at the University. Violation will result in sanctions which may include dismissal from employment and the termination of student status (suspension or expulsion). The University may impose sanctions if it is proven by a preponderance of evidence that a violation has occurred. Students, faculty and staff are subject to federal, state, and local laws as well as University rules and regulations. Members of the University community are not entitled to greater immunities or privileges before the law than those enjoyed by other citizens generally. Although the University reserves the right to impose more severe sanctions for any violation of its Illegal Drug and Alcohol Policy as circumstances may warrant, the minimum penalties that may be imposed for particular offenses are set out herein below.
A. Alcohol Possession and/or Consumption Regulations
1. Programs exist on campus to assist persons of legal age in making informed choices concerning alcohol.
2. Students of legal age are permitted to possess and consume beer, unfortified wine, fortified wine, spirituous liquor, and mixed beverages only within the confines of their residence hall rooms.
3. A student, age 21 or older, is permitted to carry in and consume beer (limit 72 oz.), unfortified wine (limit 30 oz.), or wine coolers (limit 60 oz. with 17% or less alcohol content) at the annual semi-formal Homecoming Dance. The sharing of alcoholic beverages during the dance is prohibited. Violators will be dismissed from the Homecoming Dance and will be subject to disciplinary action. Spirituous liquor and fortified wine (more than 17% alcohol, e.g., sherry, brandy) are prohibited at the Homecoming Dance. Individuals may be prohibited from bringing in alcohol, if it appears that they have consumed alcoholic beverages prior to the dance.
4. Student possession and/or consumption of any alcoholic beverage is prohibited at any location except as indicated in Section III, Subsection A, 2 and 3 of this Drug Policy.
5. Student fees cannot be used to purchase alcohol.
6. Kegs are not permitted on campus. Students are not to possess kegs, or any other common source containers of alcohol such as “party balls,” or use any item such as bathtubs, trash cans, or similar container to hold alcohol. Beer funnels or other alcohol paraphernalia used for rapid consumption is not permitted anywhere on campus. Students are not allowed to construct or own a table used for the purpose of “beer pong” on campus. Kegs, or any other rapid alcohol consumption paraphernalia brought onto campus, will be seized as contraband by the Campus Police and the contents destroyed. Kegs may be retrieved with proof of ownership when the student is prepared to remove them from campus. The Chancellor of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke reserves the right to approve the use of alcoholic beverages (including kegs or beer) at special functions, provided appropriate permits are obtained from the North Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission.
7. In an effort to create sanctions for the violations to the University alcohol and drug policy that reflect UNCP’s commitment to reduce underage and high-risk drinking and adherence to General Statute 18B-302, the following will be enforced on a case-to-case basis, but not limited to:
Minimum sanctions against students for underage consumption or possession/public display of alcohol:
a. 1st Offense - Offenders will participate in a drug education and/or counseling program at their cost (currently $100); parental notification of offenses.
b. 2nd Offense - Offenders will participate in additional drug counseling and assessment and follow all counseling recommendations; offenders will pay the fee for this program (currently $100); parental notification of offenses; conduct probation.
c. 3rd Offense - Suspension from the University for a period of at least one semester.
8. Sanctions for consumption, public display, or excessive use of alcohol (See Section C) by students 21 and older that require the involvement of campus police or the student affairs office shall be determined on a case-to-case basis, but may include:
a. 1st Offense - Offenders participate in a drug education and/or counseling program at their cost (currently $100)
b. 2nd Offense - Offenders participate in additional drug counseling and assessment and follow all counseling recommendations. Offenders will pay the fee for this program (Currently $100) and be placed on conduct probation.
c. 3rd Offense - Suspension from the University for a period of at least one semester.
9. It is against the law for anyone to sell or give any alcoholic beverage to a person under twenty-one (21) or to aid or abet such a person in selling, purchasing or possessing any alcoholic beverage. Any person under twenty-one who aids or abets an underage person in violating this law may be fined $500, imprisoned for 6 months, or both. Any person twenty-one or older who aids or abets an underage person to violate this law may be fined $2000, imprisoned for 2 years, or both. (General Statute 18B-302) It is the policy of the University to cooperate with local law enforcement who may be investigating incidents where violations of this law have been committed on and off campus.
Minimum sanctions for students over 21 who provide alcohol to minors:
a. Offenders will participate in a drug education and/or counseling program at their cost (currently $100). This program will focus on alcohol laws, responsible service practices, and social host liability laws.
b. Conduct probation for a term to be determined by the judicial process.
c. A second offense of this violation will mean suspension from the University for a period of at least one semester.
10. Campus mandatory drug education/counseling must be completed within 40 days of the initial referral; if not, the student must complete an approved off-campus drug education/counseling program at his/her expense BEFORE being permitted to register for future classes or graduate. Failure to keep campus drug education/counseling appointments will result in a $25 fee for each missed appointment.
11. Guests in violation of this Drug Policy shall be required to leave campus and could face additional sanctions, including arrest and criminal charges. Students who have guests on campus are responsible for their guests at all times and will be held accountable for their guest’s actions.
12. Penalties for employees who violate any applicable laws or University policies regarding illegal possession or use of alcohol or provision of alcohol to persons under 21 years of age will be determined on a case-by-case basis and will cover the entire range of penalties available to the University as an employer, including but not limited to suspension and discharge from employment.
B. Social Host Liability Law
In addition to the substantial criminal penalties for furnishing alcohol to an underage person and/or helping an underage person obtain alcohol, individuals and student groups serving alcohol to friends or guests should be aware that if:
1. A person serves an alcoholic beverage to someone whom the server knew, or should have known, was under the influence of alcohol, and
2. The server knew that person would shortly thereafter drive an automobile; a jury could conclude, some injury could result from the negligent conduct. This means that, if someone is injured by a drunk driver and sues the person(s) who served the driver alcohol, a jury might find that the server(s) were partly responsible for the injuries and order the server(s) to pay substantial damages to the injured person or his/her estate. Significant personal consequences could result to the host or provider of the alcohol. The above information is not intended as legal advice. If uncertain about this issue, contact a private attorney.
C. Excessive and/or Harmful Use of Alcohol
Substance abuse, especially alcohol abuse, is a significant problem on university campuses. The University strives to create a healthy academic and social environment that states high-risk or underage drinking will not be tolerated. Excessive and/or harmful use of alcohol is any abuse of alcoholic beverages, as determined on a case-by-case basis by the Associate Vice-Chancellor of Student Affairs. Examples of excessive and/or harmful use of alcohol include, but are not limited to:
1. Use of alcohol which leads to medical consequences such as passing out, blackouts (loss of memory), gastritis (vomiting, retching), physical injuries, or other medical problems.
2. Use of alcohol in association with inappropriate behavior.
3. A pattern of episodes of alcohol related violations of the Student Code of Conduct.
4. A single episode of intoxication in which the Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs or his/her designee believes that the level of alcohol consumption posed a risk to the student’s health or well-being. Students who fall under this category of policy violation may be referred to the Emergency Health and Safety committee if their behavior is deemed a safety risk. (Section V, Administrative Policies of the Student Handbook)
D. Illegal Possession of Drugs and/or Paraphernalia by UNCP Students, Staff, and Faculty
1. For a first offense involving the illegal possession or use of any controlled substance identified in Schedule I, N.C. General Statutes 90-89, or Schedule II, N.C. General Statutes 90-90, the minimum penalty shall be suspension from enrollment and from employment for a period of at least one semester or its equivalent.
2. For a first offense involving the illegal possession or use of any controlled substance identified in Schedules III through IV, N.C. General Statutes 90-91 through 90-94, (including, but not limited to, marijuana, rohypnol, phenobarbital, codeine) and/or the possession of drug paraphernalia, the minimum penalty shall be probation, for a period to be determined on a case-by-case basis, and mandatory participation in a drug education/counseling program. Refusal or failure to abide by the terms of probation shall result in suspension from enrollment or from employment for any unexpired balance of the prescribed period of probation. In addition, a person on probation must agree to participation in a drug education and counseling program, at the cost of the offender (currently $100 for students), consent to regular drug testing at his or her cost, and accept such other conditions and restrictions, including a program of community service, as the Chancellor or the Chancellor’s designee deems appropriate. This does not preclude criminal action from being initiated.
3. Students’ participation in illegal drug activity off campus may be sanctioned on campus when a nexus to that activity exists on campus. Such activities may include but are not limited to drug testing results for internship participation or athletic requirements. Athletes referred directly by the athletic director for NCAA regulation violations do not incur the above fees, but are subject to the missed appointment fee.
4. Campus mandatory drug education/counseling for students must be completed within 40 days of the initial referral; if not, the student must complete an approved off-campus drug education/counseling program at his/her expense BEFORE being permitted to register for future classes, transfer, or graduate. Failure to keep campus drug education/counseling appointments will result in a $25 fee for each missed appointment. This fee applies to all referred offenders from campus police, student affairs, and athletics.
5. For second or other subsequent offenses involving controlled substances, progressively more severe penalties shall be imposed; for students, the minimum penalty cannot be less than suspension for a progressively longer term; more severe penalties may be imposed, including expulsion of students and discharge of employees. To be readmitted after a suspension, the student (at his/her own expense) must submit documentation of multiple negative drug tests over a period of time and meet such other conditions as the University may require.
6. Section 483 of the Federal Higher Education Amendments of 1998 states: “A student who has been convicted of any offense under Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance under this title during the period beginning on the date of such conviction” and lasting for one year, two years, or indefinitely, depending on the offense.
E. Trafficking in Illegal Drugs by UNCP Students, Staff, and Faculty
1. For the illegal manufacture, sale or delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture, sale or deliver, any controlled substance identified in Schedule I, N.C. General Statutes 90-89 or Schedule II, N.C. General Statutes 90-90 (including, but not limited to, heroin, mescaline, lysergic acid diethylamide, opium, cocaine, amphetamine, methaqualone) any student shall be expelled and any employee shall be terminated.
2. For a first offense involving the illegal manufacture, sale or delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture, sale or deliver, any controlled substance identified in Schedules III through IV, N.C. General Statutes 90-91 through 90-94, (including, but not limited to, marijuana, rohypnol, phenobarbital, codeine) the minimum penalty shall be suspension from enrollment or employment for a period of at least one semester or its equivalent. For a second offense, any student shall be expelled and any employee shall be terminated.
F. Abuse of Prescription and/or Over-the-counter Medications
The abuse of legal medications can lead to serious health complications for the user. Abuse of some medications can also lead the individual to exhibit behavior which is dangerous to self and others. The University strongly supports efforts of individuals to change maladaptive behavior and offers services through both the Counseling & Testing Center, the Student Health Services, and EAP. Continued abuse and disruptive behavior may result in disciplinary action.
1. The North Carolina General Statute (14-35) defines hazing as follows: “to subject another student to physical injury as part of an initiation, or as a prerequisite to membership, into any organized school group.”
2. Hazing violations involving drugs and/or alcohol will be required to participate in the campus mandatory drug education/counseling program as well as incur all costs associated with the program.
H. Suspension Pending Final Disposition
A student faculty member, administrator, or other employee charged with a violation of this policy may be suspended from enrollment and employment before initiation or completion of regular disciplinary proceedings if, assuming the truth of the charges, the Chancellor or his designee concludes that the person’s continued presence would constitute a clear and immediate danger to the health or welfare of any member of the University community. When a suspension is imposed, an appropriate hearing of the charges against the person suspended shall be held as promptly as possible.
I. Process for Imposition of Penalties
Students, faculty, and staff are subject to all local, state, and federal laws relating to drug use and possession. Action on the part of the University is based upon its right to carry out its appropriate mission and is not designed to be merely punitive. University action is not dependent upon and does not preclude criminal or civil action in the courts.
Penalties will be imposed by the
University in accordance with procedural safeguards applicable to disciplinary
actions against students, faculty
members, administrators, and other employees, as required by Section 502 D(3)
and Section 603 of the University Code; by the Board of Governors policies
applicable to other employees exempt from the State Personnel Act; and by
regulations of the State Personnel Commission. Faculty should refer to section
5-5, “Due Process Before Discharge or the Imposition of Serious Sanctions” and
Appendix H in the Faculty Handbook.
Students should refer to the “Student Government Association
Constitution” in the Student Handbook,
Article IV, “The University Hearing and Appeal System.” SPA
employees should refer to the State Personnel Manual (available through the
Human Resources Office or on the OSP Website at
J. Policy Implementation and Reporting
1. If and in the manner required by the UNC Board of Governors or UNC General Administration, the Chancellor shall submit annually to the Board of Trustees a report on campus activities related to illegal drugs for the preceding year. A copy of that report shall be provided to the President, who shall confer with the Chancellor about the effectiveness of the campus program. The report shall include the information required by the Board of Governors, such as the following:
(a) a listing of the major educational activities conducted during the year;
(b) a report on any illegal drug-related incidents, including any sanctions imposed;
(c) an assessment by the Chancellor of the effectiveness of the campus program; and
(d) any proposed changes in this policy.
2. If and in the manner required by the U.S. Department of Education, on a biennial basis (in even-numbered years), the Chancellor’s designated coordinator of drug education shall conduct a review of UNCP’s program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees to determine its effectiveness and recommend any changes that need to be implemented and to ensure that the sanctions required herein are enforced consistently. This report shall be prepared in the format prescribed, if any, by the U.S. Department of Education. A copy shall be provided to the Chancellor and a copy maintained on file by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
IV. Health Risks of Psychoactive Drugs
All psychoactive drugs (including alcohol) can produce negative health risks associated with long-term chronic use. Some, but not all, related health risks are listed below.
Alcohol: (medically classified as a depressant) Central nervous system depression, impaired judgment, liver damage, malnutrition, pancreatitis, lowered immunities, and severe birth defects in babies whose mothers used alcohol during pregnancy. An overdose may result in a coma and death.
Cocaine: Anxiety, insomnia, paranoia, perforation of the nasal septum, seizures, cardiac arrest.
Depressants: (e.g., Librium, Xanax, Valium) Central nervous system depression, staggering gait, visual disturbances, lethargy, dizziness, and nausea or death.
Hallucinogens: (e.g., LSD, PCP, and hallucinogenic mushrooms) Visual distortions, increased heart rate and blood pressure, psychotic episodes, panic disorders, and flashbacks.
Inhalants: Nausea, headaches and perceptual distortions. Permanent damage to bone marrow, lungs, liver and kidneys and a risk of lung or cardiac arrest with initial or repeated use.
Marijuana: Increased heart rate, lowered body temperature, impaired coordination, appetite stimulation, weakened immune system, increased risk of throat/lung cancer, and speech/memory/learning distortions. Long term use may result in short term memory loss, amotivational syndrome, and reproductive system abnormalities.
Narcotics: (e.g., codeine, heroin, morphine) Shallow breathing, reduced sex drive, apathy, anxiety, mood swings, nausea, and respiratory depression. An overdose may induce a coma, convulsions, respiratory arrest or death.
Rohypnol: (flunitrazepam, commonly called the date rape drug) Drowsiness, impaired motor skills, and inability to recall events. Combined with alcohol or other drugs may lead to respiratory depression, aspiration, and death.
Stimulants: (amphetamines) Anxiety, agitation, malnutrition, irregular heartbeat, chronic sleeplessness, and amphetamine psychosis.
PARKING AND VEHICLE REGISTRATION
Each motor vehicle, including two‑wheeled vehicles, driven or parked on campus by students, faculty, or staff must be registered with the Cashier’s Office and must display a valid parking permit. Fees are established annually and appropriate notification is provided.
North Carolina Senate Bill 627 requires all students to submit proof of motor vehicle insurance prior to purchasing a parking permit. In order to comply with this legislation, students must provide the following: 1) Name of Insurance Company; 2) Policy Number of Insured; and 3) Certification that the insurance meets the minimum needs established by North Carolina: $30,000 for bodily injury to one person, $60,000 for bodily injury to two persons or more, $25,000 for property damage.
All students, faculty, and staff members are subject to traffic rules and regulations. It is each individual’s responsibility to obtain a copy of the Traffic Rules and Regulations when registering a vehicle. These regulations are strictly enforced by the campus police. Fines must be paid before any records will be released from the University. Conviction of a violation of the traffic laws while operating a vehicle on campus has the same effect on your driver’s license as a conviction for the same offense on the public highways. The speed limit on campus is 20 mph and is enforced.
It is a privilege and not a right for a person to keep or operate a motor vehicle on campus. Each student, faculty, or staff member must agree to comply with the traffic rules and regulations before keeping or operating a vehicle at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The University reserves the right to withdraw motor vehicle privileges from any person at any time.
Parking facilities on campus are limited and on occasions there will not be sufficient parking spaces available to accommodate all vehicles in their respective legal parking zones. In such instances, the driver concerned IS NOT PERMITTED to park in an illegal or restricted zone.
All parking fines are due to be paid within fifteen (15) days of the issuance date, unless they are appealed within those fifteen days. If appealed, payment of assessments will not become due until notification of the Traffic Appeal Board to the person being assessed of its decision not to reverse the citation, at which time payment must be made within fifteen (15) days. Information regarding the Traffic Appeal Board is contained in the Traffic Rules and Regulations Handbook.
STUDENT LIFE AND ORGANIZATIONS
Office of Student Life and the James B.
Chavis University Center are major components of the Division of Student
Affairs serving the university community. The mission of the Office of Student
Life is to complement the University’s academic curriculum and to enhance the
overall educational experiences of students through the development of
leadership opportunities, orientation programs, and exposure to social,
cultural, recreational, and governance programs. Through providing a wide
range of co-curricular opportunities the depar
James B. Chavis University Center
The James B. Chavis University Center serves as the hub of campus activities. Located in the center of campus, the James B. Chavis University Center houses offices for the Office of Student Development, including Intramurals, Greek Life, Student Life, the Student Government Association, and the Association of Campus Entertainment. The Career Services Center, the Counseling and Testing Center, a computer lab, an Information Booth/Student Supply Store, the cafeteria, Bert’s Cafe, a game room, student lounges, three conference rooms, and a meditation room are also housed in the University Center.
The University Center Annex is the main programming venue on campus and includes three conference rooms and a multi-purpose ballroom with two dressing rooms and a catering kitchen. Offices for Housing/Residence Life and Student Publications—the Indianhead yearbook and The Aurochs literary magazine—are also housed in the Annex.
Center for Leadership and Service
The Center for Leadership and Service is located within the Multicultural Center in Old Main Room 121. The Leadership Library is housed within the Center for Leadership and Service and includes a number of leadership resources for both student organizations and individual students. The Director of Leadership and Service oversees the Leadership and Service Opportunities Program (LSOP). LSOP is a student-led organization and provides opportunities through educational workshops and programs, community service projects, and service opportunities for students to recognize and develop their leadership potential. LSOP includes a recognition program in which students that complete a series of workshops and participate in service will be awarded at an annual Awards Celebration. Freshmen students are recognized as Horizon Leaders. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors are recognized as Distinguished Leaders. Graduating seniors may also be recognized as Leadership Fellows. A Leadership Transcript is developed for Leadership Fellows that details their participation in the LSOP. It includes information about LSOP workshop attendance, along with detailed information about each community and campus service project completed by a student. The transcript is designed to be an addition to the student’s resume and academic transcript.
The Center for Leadership and Service is instrumental in facilitating service-learning development at UNCP. Service-learning is an experiential learning method of instruction. It integrates academic curriculum or personal development with service to meet a community need. Reflection is an integral component to service-learning.
Office of Student Life
The Office of Student Life is located in Suite 220 of the James B. Chavis University Center. The office’s mission is to complement the University’s academic program and to enhance the overall educational experiences of students through development of leadership skills and the exposure to and participation in social, cultural, recreational and governance programs. The Office sponsors various programs throughout the year that enhance the co-curricular experience of UNCP students.
The Office of Student Life oversees the recognition and coordination of student clubs and organizations on campus. Student clubs and organizations are a very important part of campus life at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The work performed by members of clubs and organizations benefits not only the campus and community, but also the members, as they gain valuable knowledge, skills and experience. The Office of Student Life provides support to each club and organization, with the hope of promoting participation, leadership, and personal growth and to assist them with any projects or needs.
Student Government Association
The purpose of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to represent and safeguard interests of the students. It is basically a political organization providing students with an avenue for actions in matters pertaining to student rights and welfare.
Although discipline is the legal responsibility of the administration, the principle of Student Government is fully supported by the administration and faculty. All students attending UNCP automatically become members of the Student Government Association. Student Government functions through its elected representatives and its sponsor, the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. Officers of the Student Government are elected by the student body each spring according to the constitution and bylaws of the organization.
The Legislative Branch of the Student Government Association, the Student Senate, functions as the policy‑making body of the SGA. Also, the Senate recommends policies and regulations necessary and proper to promote the general welfare of the student body. The Senate is empowered to schedule the time and place of its meetings, provided that there are regular meetings at least once every two weeks. Composition of the Senate is one representative for every 150 students, based upon the previous September enrollment. The President of the Senate is the Vice President of the Student Government Association.
Association of Campus Entertainment
The Association of Campus Entertainment (ACE) is the student programming organization on campus and receives its funding through the Student Government Association. The ACE Coordinator is appointed by the SGA President. ACE works cooperatively with the Office of Student Life to provide entertainment, activities, and special events such as comedians, singers, bands, dances, movies, Homecoming Week Activities, Premiere Week, and Spring Fling.
Greek Governing Boards
The purpose of the various Greek Governing Boards is to provide self-governance to all Greek organizations through decisions made by peers. The Greek Governing Boards provide autonomy to all Greek chapters on campus. Leaders are elected by peers to serve the Greek community by creating policies and procedures in order to hold the Greek community to a high standard. The various Greek governing boards provide systems of communication throughout the UNC Pembroke community.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke excels in athletics in both men’s and women’s competition. Recognition is achieved through competition in the Peach Belt Athletic Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA Division II). Eight men’s sports and eight women’s sports give UNC Pembroke recognition at the local, state, and national levels. Men’s varsity sports are sponsored in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, track and field, and wrestling while women’s sports include basketball, softball, volleyball, cross country, track and field, tennis, golf, and soccer.
The purposes of the intercollegiate athletic program at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke are to promote the roles of athletics in support of the stated mission of the University and to promote the education and development of students through participation in intercollegiate athletics. Such participation is seen as a direct contributor to “education as a lifelong experience,” an experience which enhances and enriches the social and physical lives of students. The athletic program encourages broad student involvement and is committed to protecting and developing the physical and educational welfare of the student-athletes who participate as players as well as the students who participate as spectators.
Student-athletes are expected to strive toward becoming effective, contributing members of society, to be positive role models both on campus and in the university community, and to carry out their academic responsibilities as they follow a normal progression toward meeting requirements for a degree.
The Peach Belt Athletic Conference begins its sixteenth year as an all-sports conference this fall. In 1991, the conference held championships in men’s and women’s basketball, but now conducts championships in twelve sports. As a conference, the Peach Belt has been very successful at the national level with twenty- three National Championships. UNC Pembroke has been very competitive in the Peach Belt Conference. UNC Pembroke’s history is steeped with a very rich tradition, while the University’s programs have seen success at the conference level and have advanced to compete at the national level.
Athletic grants‑in‑aid, as established by the NCAA, are offered in all of UNCP’s intercollegiate sports programs for both men and women upon recommendation of the head coach and approval of the Director of Athletics.
The Intramurals Program believes that leisure physical activity and enjoyment are vital to a person’s total well‑being. Based upon this belief, the intramural program provides a broad and diversified program of recreational sport activities for the University’s students, faculty, and staff. The University of North Carolina at Pembroke student has opportunities for participation in over a dozen intramural activities, and if that is not sufficient recreational opportunity, there are also recreational swimming, weight lifting, and fitness activities.
CULTURAL PROGRAMS AND SPECIAL EVENTS
There are many opportunities for cultural enrichment at UNCP. The University Theatre produces two mainstage plays each year, plus numerous studio theatre productions.
The Department of Music provides a significant number of programs throughout the academic year including the Moore Hall Recital Series, a UNCP Ensemble Series, as well as student and faculty recitals. The Moore Hall Series involves three to four programs each semester featuring solo artists, chamber groups, instrumental and vocal jazz ensembles, and even small operatic/musical theatre productions. These performing artists are known throughout the state, region, and beyond. The Ensemble Series involves an array of varied performances by the Concert Choir, Pembroke Chamber Singers, University Band, University Jazz Choir, University Jazz Ensemble, UNCP Orchestra, Guitar Ensemble, etc. These ensembles are open to all students regardless of major.
Each year the Office of Student Life staff sponsors “A Taste of Culture,” a celebration of UNCP’s cultural diversity. This is a program that consists of various displays presented by UNCP students, faculty, and staff which represents their respective cultural backgrounds. Displays often include food items to be sampled, hence the name “A Taste of Culture.” Entertainment typically includes Native American dancers, African American dancers, Latin American dancers, Japanese dancers, singers, etc.
Givens Performing Arts Center
The Paul R. Givens Performing Arts Center (GPAC) is the finest stage in southeastern North Carolina. With more than 1,600 seats, the center is home to the Broadway and More Series, the Nostalgia Concert Series, the On Stage for Youth Series, and the Distinguished Speaker Series. Each season, the Givens Performing Arts Center presents twelve to eighteen touring artists and shows inside the theatre The 2008-2009 season will feature numerous performers, Broadway productions and guest speakers such as Oliver!, Ballet Flamenco featuring Jose Porcel, Ain’t Misbehavin’, The Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, The Commodores, The Catalinas and The Fantastic Shakers, Sleeping Beauty presented by The Russian National Ballet Theatre, To Kill a Mockingbird, Sweeney Todd, and Movin’ Out.
Miss UNCP and Mr. and Miss Homecoming
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Scholarship Pageant, a tradition since 1953, is held on campus during the spring semester of each year. Miss UNCP is selected by a panel of professional judges and serves as the University’s official role model for other women. The Miss UNCP Pageant is a preliminary to the Miss North Carolina Pageant.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke Homecoming Court is selected each fall by popular vote and are crowned at the pep-rally the day before the Homecoming football game. The Homecoming Court consists of the Homecoming King and Queen, as well as, Mr/Miss Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior.
Miss UNCP and the Homecoming Court represent the University at various functions, including parades and local pageants.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
The UNCP community encourages participation in a variety of campus clubs and organizations. Most departments have clubs for their majors. With over 65 chartered student organizations on campus, there are plenty of opportunities for students to get involved. The websites of all chartered student organizations are available at www.uncp.edu/life/organizations.
Outstanding students at UNC Pembroke may become members of the Alpha Chi National Honor Society, Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, and of many other national honor societies that are active within the UNCP community.
Co‑curricular and Service Activities
The UNCP community encourages students to share their talents by becoming involved in co‑curricular activities at the University, which complement the academic programs. Co-curricular activities include APPLE Corps (peer leadership), University Marshals, Student Ambassadors, University Band, Pep Band, Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Jazz Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Gospel Choir, WNCP‑Television, the Indianhead (yearbook), The Pine Needle (student newspaper), The Aurochs (literary magazine), University Theatre, and many others.
UNC Pembroke religious organizations provide opportunities for spiritual enrichment, social activities, and religious service. They seek to integrate spiritual values, intellectual pursuits, and personal development.
Involvement in Greek Life is considered to be the premier leadership experience on the college campus today. Greek Life provides an opportunity for lifetime membership in a fraternity or sorority committed to values-based leadership. The cornerstones of Greek Life are academic excellence, leadership, community service and philanthropy, as well as brotherhood and sisterhood. Greek membership provides resources for mentorship, and career services. UNC Pembroke hosts a number of Greek chapters designed to provide a great fit for students.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
Students selected for inclusion in this publication are chosen by a joint faculty‑student committee and are judged on their total contributions to the University rather than their academic achievements alone.
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