Policies and Procedures


Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character.
Albert Einstein, Swiss-American mathematician, physicist and public philosopher (1879-1955)


Code of Student ConductThis link will open in a new window

The Code serves as the basis for student conduct at NC State.  It contains information related to the University's jurisdiction over student behavior, academic and non-academic violations, potential sanctions available when a violation occurs, and information regarding interim suspension.

Academic violations include allegations of cheating, plagiarism, or aiding another to cheat or plagiarize.  Non-academic violations vary widely and include rules concerning alcohol, drugs, infliction or threat of bodily harm, vandalism, disorderly conduct, sexual and racial harrassment, sexual assault, and more.

All students are STRONGLY encouraged to read and understand the Code of Student Conduct.


Student Discipline Procedures (an Overview)
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This section provides an overview of the procedures to be used when a student has been accused of cheating or other misbehavior.  Students, staff, and faculty are strongly encouraged to research the various procedural options prior to coming to any conclusion regarding a particular behavior. 

In addition, individuals seeking a complete version may visit the Student Disciplinary Procedures policy website. 


Student Rights and Responsibilities

All students accused of violating the Code of Student Conduct have certain rights and responsibilities that are outlined in the Student Disciplinary Procedures.  


Educational Sanctions

Where a student has been found responsible for violating the University's policies, rules, and regulations, the University is committed to providing sanctions (outcomes) that are developmentally appropriate while also protecting the significant interests of the University community.  This section provides a listing of common educational sanctions related to violations of the policies provided.

Appeal Process

Students who has been found responsible for a conduct violation (and victims in sexual misconduct cases) may appeal the decision based on a violation of their due process rights.  This section explains the appeal process and provides links to the necessary form for submitting an appeal.

Student Confidentiality (FERPA)This link will open in a new window

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a Federal law, and its corresponding regulations give students certain rights to privacy of their education records and rights of access to their education records.  This sections explains the various rights that students enjoy as well as information on how to waive those rights.


Additional Student Conduct Policies