To maintain order on campus and guarantee the broadest range of freedom to each member of the campus community, some policies and regulations have been established by students and other members of the university community. These regulations limit some activities and prescribe certain behavior that protects the health, safety, welfare, property, and human rights of all members of the university community and the safety and property of the university itself. Students need to be familiar with the regulations printed in the “Judicial Rules and Procedures” section below. Any student whose conduct is unsatisfactory as defined in the “Judicial Rules and Procedures” will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, including possible suspension or expulsion. Information is available from the Office of Student Conduct Resolution, 201 Whichard Building.
Drug and Alcohol Use. Students, faculty members, administrators, and other employees are responsible as citizens for knowing about and complying with the provisions of North Carolina law that make it a crime to possess, sell, deliver, or manufacture those drugs designated collectively as “controlled substances” in Article V of Chapter 90 of the North Carolina General Statutes. Any member of the university community who violates that law is subject both to prosecution and punishment by the civil authorities and to disciplinary proceedings by the university. Substance abuse counseling is available for students who experience an alcohol or drug problem while at the university. Call the Center for Counseling and Student Development at 328-6661 for more information.
Property Loss/Damage Insurance. The university does not carry insurance to cover the loss or damage to the personal property of students, faculty, or staff. Accordingly, valuable articles should be covered by personal insurance policies.
Fraternity and Sorority Rush and Membership Intake Processes. Information is available from the following offices: the Interfraternity Council Office in Mendenhall Student Center, the Panhellenic Council Office in Mendenhall Student Center, or the Office of Sorority/Fraternity Affairs in Whichard Building.
Medical Leave. Information is available from the Student Health Service.
Motor Vehicles. Regulations are available from the Department of Parking and Transportation Services, 305 East Tenth Street.
Nonacademic Staff Grievances. See the section on “Student Grievance Procedures.”
Title IX. Regulations on sex bias are available in the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs, 104 Spilman Building.
Judicial Rules and Procedures
Terms and Definitions
The following terms and definitions shall be used for the Code of Conduct:
Student. Any person officially enrolled in academic courses at East Carolina University.
Instructor. Any person employed by East Carolina University to teach one or more academic courses.
Test. Any written or oral examination of a student by an instructor on material included in the academic course taken by the student and taught by the instructor.
Suspension. Dismissal for a specified period of time.
An Individual Offense. Any violation of university rules or regulations or a disciplinary offense by a student.
A Group Action. Any action by a number of students, participants in a university-sponsored activity, or an official function of a university-registered organization.
Expulsion. Separation from enrollment at the university. An expelled student is not eligible for enrollment at any of the North Carolina state universities.
Jurisdiction of Campus Judicial Boards
Honor Board. The Honor Board has original jurisdiction in cases of the Code of Conduct.
Review Board. The Review Board shall have original jurisdiction in all cases involving constitutional questions in the interpretation and application of the SGA constitution. The Review Board shall have appellate jurisdiction in all other cases that originate before any board of the judiciary except the Academic Integrity Board.
Academic Integrity Board. The Academic Integrity Board shall have original jurisdiction over academic violations of the Honor Code only if the faculty member elects to omit the primary interview. The Academic Integrity Board shall have appellate jurisdiction in cases where the faculty member elects to hear the case.
Board of Inquiry. The Board of Inquiry, at the vice chancellor for student life’s request, has original investigative jurisdiction in alleged cases of disruptive conduct.
Hearings Board. The Hearings Board has original jurisdiction in all cases of disruptive and disorderly behavior as referred to the board by the vice chancellor for student life, Board of Inquiry, associate vice chancellor for student success, or other university officials.
Recreational Services Advisory Council. The Recreational Services Advisory Council has original jurisdiction in all cases of disruptive and disorderly behavior relating to programs or services conducted under the auspices of the Department of Recreational Services. This council also has the authority to refer any violation to the Honor Board or Hearings Board for proper disposition.
Vice Chancellor for Student Life. All judicial findings are subject to review by the vice chancellor for student life.