The Code of Conduct applies to all High Point University students from the time they accept an admission offer until such time they graduate or otherwise end their relationship with the University. The Code of Conduct applies to student behavior(s) both on and off-campus, as well as during all breaks and/or participation in any University-sponsored or affiliated program or event.
The Code of Conduct articulates a student’s rights and responsibilities, as well as policies regarding prohibited conduct. This includes, but is not limited to policies regarding alcohol, drugs, behavioral concerns, bias policies, organizational behaviors, Title IX, and the conduct process.
We, the students of High Point University, shall seek excellence in the classroom, on the playing field, and in positions of leadership and service across our campus.
As a community of scholars, we shall work together with faculty to create an environment conducive to teaching and learning.
As a community of persons, we shall treat each other with compassion, with dignity, and with civility, avoiding bigotry, racism, and sexism and learning from each through the diversity we bring to High Point.
As persons, we shall be honest and just in all that we do, recognizing that we can never be greater than the integrity of our word and deed.
As citizens of global community, we shall act responsibly, both on campus and off, governing our actions not only by our personal needs and desires but also by a concern for the welfare of others, for the general good of humankind, and for the environment upon which we mutually depend.
Recognizing that communities cannot exist without values and codes of conduct, we shall search for enduring values; and we shall adhere to those codes of conduct which have been established by and for the members of High Point University.
When we leave High Point, we shall leave it better than we found it, and in support of this goal, we pledge our loyalty and our service to this University which we have chosen as our own.
High Point University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation in its education programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. University programs and activities include but are not limited to athletics (NCAA and club sports), admissions, financial aid, and employment. High Point University will not tolerate any form of discrimination including sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The commission of any offense that is motivated by the race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, cultural background, disability or any other defining characteristic of an individual or group of individuals is prohibited.
Grievance Procedures. Students who believe that they have been denied access to the programs and services of High Point University should contact the Provost (academic grievances), the Assistant Vice President of Student Life (non-academic grievances), or the Athletic Director (athletic grievances). Either administrator may (1) attempt to adjudicate the case directly; (2) refer the case to the Conduct Board, or (3) allow the student to choose between the two options. All conduct cases must be processed and adjudicated within 60 days of reported offense unless undue circumstances arise. Decisions resulting from any of the three hearing may be appealed to the president of the University who may, at his discretion, refer the case to the Executive Committee of the University for closure.