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Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is a central force in helping students navigate successfully through college life. Central to this success is the administration of the Student Conduct Process, while also fostering student growth, awareness, and understanding of their rights and responsibilities as community members. The Office leads several initiatives to this end, including the Got Integrity? Campaign and the Eagle Empowerment Series. Any questions regarding the Student Conduct Process should be directed to the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities by contacting 919-530-6311 or studentrights@nccu.edu

Also led by the Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities is the Student Central initiative headed by the Ombudsperson who provides confidential, neutral and informal assistance to students who have concerns arising from or affecting their studies at NCCU. The Ombudsperson listens to students, offers information about University policies and procedures, helps students examine options for resolving concerns, and accepts suggestions and data from individuals who seek orderly and responsible systems change. 

The Ombudsperson will not answer questions about students with whom they may have spoken to, or disclose an individual’s name or specific issue with anyone, unless during the course of discussions with a student, they have given permission to do so for the purpose of informal conflict resolution. Communications with the Ombudsperson are considered confidential and privileged. The only exception to the pledge of confidentiality is where the Ombudsperson determines that there is an imminent risk of serious harm. Any questions or concerns unrelated to the Student Conduct Process should be directed to the Ombudsperson at 919-530-7492 or ombudsperson@nccu.edu

About the Student Judicial Board

The Student Judicial Board is composed of twenty-two members, known as judges. These judges are appointed by the President of the Student Government Association for a term of one year with the consent of the Student Legislature (also known as the Student Congress). The remaining eleven judges are appointed by the Department of Residential Life for a term of one year.

The Student Judicial Board has the authority to hear, try and decide cases involving student conduct as determined by the OSRR. The Board shall not have the authority to hear cases which may result in suspension or expulsion.

When a student is charged with violating a provision of the Code, the Director of OSRR, or their designee, may refer the case to the Student Judicial Board.

Meet the Board

Chief Justice

Chief Justice of the Student Judicial Board and the Student Attorney General are students appointed by the sitting Student Government Association President. These students work with the Office of Student Rights in coordinating the Student Judicial Board.

The Chief Justice primarily, presides over student judicial board hearings and works hand-in-hand with Associate Justices to ensure that procedural requirements outlined in the Student Code of Conduct are met.

Attorney General

The Student Attorney General works alongside the Office of Student Rights in investigating and presenting cases to the Student Judicial Board. This student has the right to call and question any witnesses that are a part of the Student Judicial Board Hearings process. The Student Attorney General also works in providing leadership of the overall Student Judicial Board in the area of programming to the campus community.

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