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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of Judicial Affairs?

The Dean of Students will responsibly maintain and adjudicate alleged violations of the Code of Student Conduct for Fayetteville State University. The Dean of Students and Judicial Affairs supports the concept of educational adjudication.

What polices should I be aware of?

Students should obey all federal, state and local laws in addition to the Fayetteville State University policies found in the 2011-2012 Student Handbook and the University Policies and Procedures website.

What are my rights during the judicial process?

At the judicial hearing, I have:

  • the right to challenge a member of the hearing board on the grounds of personal bias
  • the right to present a statement to the hearing board
  • the right to present evidence including character witnesses and witnesses who have knowledge of the incident(s); (I understand that I have two business days to submit the names, address and phone numbers of my witness to the Division of Student Affairs. Should my witness (es) fail to appear the judicial hearing will proceed.)
  • the right to question the complainant and any witnesses testifying on the complainant’s behalf or on your behalf.
  • the right to have an advisor and/or observer present; and,

    Furthermore, if I fail to appear at the hearing I will have deemed to have plead guilty.

Who can place judicial charges?

Student Code of Conduct violations are most frequently reported by Campus Police and Residence Life.  Administrators, faculty, staff and students are able to report violations to the Dean of Students.

Will parents receive notification if I violate the Student Code of Conduct?

The Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act (FERPA) prohibits universities from disclosing information regarding judicial charges to parents unless the charge is related to alcohol or drugs.  Parents may be notified when their student is arrested on or off campus for a major drug violation. A FERPA waiver form must be on file prior to discussion of any judicial cases.

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