Policy 110: Discrimination and Harassment
Policy 110 prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment based on protected class status. This policy also prohibits all forms of retaliation against any individual because of their participation in the reporting, investigation, or adjudication of alleged violations of this policy.
Policy 110 applies to all members of the Appalachian State University community including students, faculty, and staff, as well as visitors and contractors. Further, Appalachian has authority to address any prohibited conduct, as outlined in this policy, that occurs on university premises. Appalachian also reserves the right to address off-campus behavior prohibited by this policy when it is determined that the off-campus behavior is detrimental to the campus community and its educational mission.
For additional assistance, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Policy 602.21: Improper Relationships between Students & Employees
Policy 602.21 articulates the University of North Carolina does not condone amorous relationships between students and employees. Members of the University community should avoid such liaisons, which can harm affected students and damage the integrity of the academic enterprise. Further, sexual relationships between unmarried persons can result in criminal liability. In two types of situations, University prohibition and punishment of amorous relationships is deemed necessary: (1) when the employee is responsible for evaluating or supervising the affected student; (2) when the student is a minor, as defined by North Carolina law. The following policies shall apply to all employees and students of the constituent institutions.
For additional assistance, please contact the Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Human Resources.
Code of Student Conduct
The Code of Student Conduct articulates that Appalachian State University students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner that helps enhance an environment of learning in which the rights, dignity, worth, and freedom of each member of the academic community are respected. Students are responsible for abiding by this Code, agree to the expectations set forth by the University, and can be held responsible for their behavior.
Appalachian State University is an academic community dedicated to teaching, scholarship, research, service, inclusion, and the holistic development of students. As an academic community, the University has an interest in the safety, welfare, and education of the members of this community and in fostering an environment consistent with the educational mission, purpose, and processes of the University. When students voluntarily enter the University, they assume obligations of performance and behavior relevant to the University’s mission, processes, and functions. Expectations of students in an academic community are higher than those of other citizens.
For additional information and assistance, please contact the Office of Student Conduct.