The policies contained herein are a necessary and important part of this institution. They are written policies and procedures by the UNCG community. However, other policies for this community are important to the quality of life here at UNCG.
UNCG is a community of scholars who have come together for a variety of reasons. Some of these purposes involve social interests, meeting new friends, learning about different lifestyles, and appreciating the many interests that make us individuals. Other purposes have to do with career or life goals, what jobs will be held later in life, how we will pursue our plans for the future, and how to realize our dreams and ambitions. But the primary meaning of the community is always that it is a community of scholars who are here to learn many things in a variety of settings.
The formal policies contained herein do not exhaust the policies and procedures of the University. The policies contained herein represent those most pertinent to the daily life of students. The policies contained herein pertain specifically to UNCG students. Other University policies and procedures can be found in The Policy Manual (https://policy.uncg.edu/). The informal policies of the UNCG community must be learned largely through your experience here as a student. Many individual faculty, staff and other students will assist in understanding the appropriate behaviors for this community. Ideally, and whenever possible, your behavior as a community member will be governed by informal, unwritten community standards and/or expectations. A summary of those policies might suggest that you take care of yourself, accept responsibility for your actions, and avoid behavior that will harm you or anyone else. Of course, understanding such policies involves a great deal of thought and care, which is also a part of your experience here at UNCG.
At some time, the informal community standards and/or expectations of the community may not be sufficient for you because either you find yourself harmed by someone else’s behavior or you cause harm to another person or organization through your behavior. In those cases where all other efforts to address such behaviors fail, these formal policies will become critical. They will define the behavior in question and the procedures by which the University will seek to address behavior that appears to violate University policies.
Much of your interaction with your university will come in the form of written or verbal directives. It is important that you read and listen carefully to the information that is provided. Often, there will be deadlines for certain actions on your part. Failure to attend to directives or to respond to deadlines can jeopardize your college career.
We therefore urge you to review these policies with the understanding that you are personally responsible for your well-being as well as the protection of the community. We welcome you as a member of our community with all the rights, freedoms, and responsibilities implied in this community’s formal and informal policies. Welcome to your University – welcome to UNCG!