Process & Resolution Options

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Throughout the academic term, an instructor may discover or receive information that a violation of academic integrity occurred. If the instructor determines there is sufficient information to proceed with an allegation, they must contact Student Conduct & Academic Integrity to determine if the student has previously admitted or been found responsible for a prior violation for academic misconduct.

  • Note to Instructors: When contacting Student Conduct & Academic Integrtiy, please call from your university provided phone or email from your UNC Charlotte email account. We are unable to release prior conduct information if you call from a non-UNC Charlotte phone number.

If the student has no prior violation for academic misconduct, the instructor can offer a settlement. When considering a settlement, the instructor should know:

  • The most severe sanction that can be given to the student through the settlement process is an "F" in the course for an undergraduate student and a ā€œUā€ in the course for a graduate student.
  • If this is a severe first offense, second or subsequent offense, the student declines an offered settlement, or a more severe penalty is deemed appropriate, the instructor must refer the case to Student Conduct & Academic Integrity and Chair of the Academic Integrity Board ( To do this, please complete the Academic Integrity Charge Form.