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Update on University Investigation

Office of Student Affairs conducts investigation following Aug. 4th off-campus incident


(Chapel Hill, N.C. – Sept. 11, 2014) — “When the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill first learned of an off-campus incident that occurred Aug. 4, reports of that incident were taken very seriously, and a thorough review was immediately initiated.


Since the incident involved students, that investigation was conducted by the Office of Student Affairs as part of a well-defined process. The process also involved administrative notification to the University’s Department of Public Safety to ensure compliance with the federal Clery Act and proceeded – in a timely fashion – with the full cooperation of all departments involved.


The Office of Student Affairs has completed its investigation. On Wednesday (Sept. 10), the Dean of Students and the Office of Student Conduct provided the results of that investigation to the Student Attorney General as the next step in the student-led Honor System. The Student Attorney General receives reports of possible student behavior violations and independently determines whether to file disciplinary charges.


Because of the University’s commitment to protect the privacy rights of students and to protect the integrity of the ongoing process, the University will offer no additional comment at this time.”


Related Links:

Instrument of Student Judicial Governance (covers behavior standards and how misconduct allegations are resolved):

Student Honor System (background):


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