Student Conduct Process 1

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.

Preamble

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.

UNIFORM GUIDELINES

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.

Student Complaints

The High Point University Procedure for Student Complaints governs complaints the student puts in writing and submits to a University official. This Procedure applies to all students, undergraduate and graduate. This Procedure ensures timely, fair, and efficient resolutions with the maintenance of individual privacy and confidentiality to the extent practicable. This Procedure cannot be used to challenge the finding of the Executive Committee of the University, a standing committee whose decision is final. Further, this procedure is not intended to address complaints regarding sex-based/gender-base discrimination nor sexual misconduct. Please see the Title IX/Sexual Misconduct Policy to file a report of this nature.

Informal Resolution of a Complaint:

Discussion, in many instances, can resolve a complaint. The student is encouraged to bring a problem to the person who has responsibility for the objectionable action or situation. This is merely an option for the student, and it has no bearing on the student seeking a formal solution to the problem through the involvement of University officials.

Formal Resolution of a Complaint:

When students seek the formal intervention of University officials, they must submit a written complaint to the Assistant Vice President for Student Life in the Office of Student Life, 3rd Floor, John and Marsha Slane Student Center, 336-841-9231.

Because a student complaint can involve any aspect of the University, the Assistant Vice President for Student Life is the appointed University official to guide all written student complaints.

Student Complaint Form:

A student submits a Student Complaint form through an online submission. The form can be found at www.highpoint.edu/studentcomplaint. When submitted, the complaint is routed to the Assistant Vice President for Student Life. The Student Complaint form should be submitted as soon as possible after the event giving rise to the complaint. The Student Complaint form should be submitted as soon as possible after the event giving rise to the complaint, preferably by the end of the semester in which it arises or within ten days after the incident giving rise of the complaint, whichever is later. When completing the Student Complaint form, the student is expected to write about each of the following factors as it relates to the complaint:

The specific action or decision involved in the complaint;

The consequences of the action or decision;

What resolution is being sought or desired; and

Why the desired resolution should be granted.

Facilitation of a Written Complaint:

The Assistant Vice President for Student Life reads the complaint and determines if it should be directed to a more appropriate University official and/or office and advises the student accordingly. Some of the officials for handling complaints include the ones listed below.

Athletics and NCAA Violations
Athletic Director, Jerry and Kitty Steele Center

Information Technology
Norcross Hall

Dining Services
Vice President for Facilities and Auxiliary Operations, North College Administration Building

Accessibility Resources
Director of Accessibility Resources and Services, 4th Floor, Smith Library

Discrimination
Assistant Vice President for Student Life, John and Marsha Slane Student Center
Director of Human Resources, Roberts Hall

Accessibility Related Discrimination
504 Coordinator, John and Marsha Slane Student Center

Facilities
Vice President for Facilities and Auxiliary Operations, North College Administration Building

Financial Aid
Director of the Office of Financial Planning, Roberts Hall

Parking
Director of Security and Transportation
North College Administration Building

Residence Life
Assistant Vice President for Student Life, John and Marsha Slane Student Center

Sexual Misconduct
Title IX Coordinator, John and Marsha Slane Student Center or North College Administration

Student Accounts/Billing
Director of Student Accounts, Roberts Hall

Student Conduct Code Violation
Assistant Vice President for Student Life, John and Marsha Slane Student Center