North Carolina Central University, as a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina and agency of the State of North Carolina, is open and responsive to information requests from the public and the news media. As required by the North Carolina Public Records Law (NCGS Chapter 132), NCCU is required to make public records and public information available to members of the public free or at a minimal cost. A public record includes all "documents, papers, letters, maps, books, photographs, films, sound recordings, magnetic or other tapes, electronic data-processing records, artifacts, or other documentary material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received pursuant to law or ordinance in connection with the transaction of public business by any agency of North Carolina government or its subdivisions." NCCU is committed to a policy of openness, honesty, and cooperation with members of the public and the news media.
North Carolina law, federal law, and university policies and regulations exempt several records from being made available to the public. Common examples of records maintained by NCCU that are not considered public records include personnel records, student education records, criminal investigations, and other confidential information. If a record falls within an exemption to the Public Records Law, NCCU is prohibited from providing the information to a requester.
Individuals who desire to request a public record of NCCU or who seek information regarding current public records requests should submit a request using this portal. Additional information regarding the public records process at NCCU is included in the NCCU Public Records Request Regulation.