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NC General Statute § 116-40.11

Disciplinary Proceedings; right to counsel for students and organizations

  1. Any student enrolled at a constituent institution who is accused of a violation of the disciplinary or conduct rules of the constituent institution shall have the right to be represented, at the student's expense, by a licensed attorney or non-attorney advocate who may fully participate during any disciplinary procedure or other procedure adopted and used by the constituent institution regarding the alleged violation. However, a student shall not have the right to be represented by a licensed attorney or non-attorney advocate in either of the following circumstances:
    • If the constituent institution has implemented a "Student Honor Court" which is fully staffed by students to address such violations.
    • For any allegation of "academic dishonesty" as defined by the constituent institution.
  2. Any student organization officially recognized by a constituent institution that is accused of a violation of the disciplinary or conduct rules of the constituent institution shall have the right be represented, at the organization's expense, by a licensed attorney or nonattorney advocate who may fully participate during any disciplinary procedure or other procedure adopted and used by the constituent institution regarding the alleged violation. However, a student organization shall not have the right to be represented by a licensed attorney or non-attorney advocate if the constituent institution has implemented a "Student Honor Court" which is fully staffed by students to address such violations.
  3. Nothing in this section shall be construed to create a right to be represented at a disciplinary proceeding at public expense. (2013-413, s. 6(c))

Please review North Carolina General Statues regarding Higher Education for further information.