Suggested Syllabus Policies & Notices

Below are some suggested standard policies and notices that faculty members may want to include in their course syllabi. These suggestions are meant to highlight some potential problems or issues that might arise in today's classroom as well as notifying students about resources available to them. By including policies in the syllabus, faculty members can clearly state their expectations for classroom behavior, and students will be duly notified of those expectations at the outset of the course. Including informational notices in the syllabus is an effective way to communicate with students about campus resources and assistance.

See categories below:

  • General Policies
  • Policies Related to Academic Integrity
  • Policies Related to Online or Hybrid Courses
  • Policies Related to COVID-19
  • Suggested Notices

NOTE: The list of suggested policies and notices below is not exhaustive, but it is intended to serve as a good starting point for faculty members to develop the classroom environment they wish to achieve. If you have suggestions for other syllabus policies or notices that you have found helpful or effective, and you would like to add them to this page, please contact the Office of Legal Affairs

Updated April 13, 2021

General Policies

This syllabus contains the policies and expectations I have established for [COURSE NAME]. Please read the entire syllabus carefully before continuing in this course. These policies and expectations are intended to create a productive learning atmosphere for all students. Unless you are prepared to abide by these policies and expectations, you risk losing the opportunity to participate further in the course.

The standards and requirements set forth in this syllabus may be modified at any time by the course instructor. Notice of such changes will be by announcement in class [or by written or email notice][or by changes to this syllabus posted on the course website at (URL)].

I will conduct this class in an atmosphere of mutual respect. I encourage your active participation in class discussions. Each of us may have strongly differing opinions on the various topics of class discussions. The conflict of ideas is encouraged and welcome. The orderly questioning of the ideas of others, including mine, is similarly welcome. However, I will exercise my responsibility to manage the discussions so that ideas and argument can proceed in an orderly fashion. You should expect that if your conduct during class discussions seriously disrupts the atmosphere of mutual respect I expect in this class, you will not be permitted to participate further.

[SEE SEPARATE FAQ HERE FOR SUGGESTED POLICY RE: ABSENTEEISM DURING COVID-19]

Students are expected to attend every class and remain in class for the duration of the session. Failure to attend class or arriving late may impact your ability to achieve course objectives which could affect your course grade.  An absence, excused or unexcused, does not relieve a student of any course requirement. Regular class attendance is a student’s obligation, as is a responsibility for all the work of class meetings, including tests and written tasks. Any unexcused absence or excessive tardiness may result in a loss of participation points.

Class Absence(s): The authority to excuse a student’s class absence(s) and to grant a student an academic accommodation (turn in a late assignment(s), provide extra time on an assignment, reschedule an exam(s) etc.) sits with the individual instructor. 

Students are encouraged to work directly with their instructors regarding class absences for medical appointments, military/court orders, and/or personal and family emergencies, such as a death in the immediate family, where a student is able to provide an instructor with appropriate supporting documentation of the absence. The final decision for approval of absences and missed work or make-up work is determined by the instructor.

The Office of Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS) can provide notification to faculty of emergency situations, when a student is unable to do so and when the office has been made aware of such emergencies. In such situations, the SASS office may also be able to assist with verification of such emergencies, once a student is able to return to classes. The SASS office does not provide verification of absences for car trouble, weather issues, personal activities, work, weddings, vacations, or University-sponsored events. Absences related to such activities should be discussed directly with the faculty member.

Should a student need assistance from the SASS office in verifying an emergency situation, they can submit an online request form and attach supporting documentation. Please note that students are not required to go through the SASS office at any time regarding absence verification, and the SASS office does not have the authority to excuse absences, allow for make-up work, or provide other academic accommodations.

In cases of absence due to pregnancy or parenting (pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these conditions), students should contact the Title IX Office to obtain absence verification by completing the form at http://bit.ly/332eaGd.

If I am late in arriving to class, you must wait a full 20 minutes after the start of class before you may leave without being counted absent, or you must follow any written instructions I may give you about my anticipated tardiness.

This [NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS FOR COURSE]-credit lab requires ______ hours of direct faculty instruction and ______ hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks.  Out-of-class work may include but is not limited to: [REQUIRED READING, LIBRARY RESEARCH, WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS, AND STUDYING FOR QUIZZES AND EXAMS]. [REFER TO Carnegie Units at:]

EXAMPLE: LAB WITHOUT  HOMEWORK

“This 1-credit lab requires three hours of direct faculty instruction for approximately 15 weeks.”

EXAMPLE: LAB WITH  HOMEWORK

“This 1-credit lab requires two hours of direct faculty instruction and one hour of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks.  Out-of-class work may include but is not limited to: required reading, library research, written assignments, and studying for quizzes and exams."

This [NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS FOR COURSE]-credit course requires [NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS FOR COURSE] hours of classroom or direct faculty instruction and [NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS FOR COURSE X 2] hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks.  Out-of-class work may include but is not limited to: [REQUIRED READING, LIBRARY RESEARCH, STUDIO WORK, PRACTICA, INTERNSHIPS, WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS, AND STUDYING FOR QUIZZES AND EXAMS]. 

EXAMPLE: 1 CREDIT COURSE

“This 1-credit course requires one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and two hours of out-of-class student work each week for approximately 15 weeks.  Out-of-class work may include but is not limited to: required reading, library research, written assignments, and studying for quizzes and exams.”

All students and the instructor are expected to engage with each other respectfully.   Unwelcome conduct directed toward another person based upon that person’s actual or perceived race, actual or perceived gender, color, religion, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, or veteran status, or for any other reason, may constitute a violation of University Policy 406, The Code of Student Responsibility. Any student suspected of engaging in such conduct will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct.

This course affirms people of all gender expressions and gender identities. If you prefer to be called a different name than what is indicated on the class roster, please let me know. Feel free to correct me on your preferred gender pronoun. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Students are expected to complete all courses for which they are registered at the close of the add/drop period.  If you are concerned about your ability to succeed in this course, it is important to make an appointment to speak with me as soon as possible. The University policy on withdrawal allows students only a limited number of opportunities available to withdraw from courses.  It is important for you to understand the financial and academic consequences that may result from course withdrawal.

Students in this course seeking accommodations to disabilities must first consult with the Office of Disability Services and follow the instructions of that office for obtaining accommodations.

UNC Charlotte is committed to providing an environment free of all forms of discrimination and sexual harassment, including sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  If you (or someone you know) has experienced or experiences any of these incidents, know that you are not alone. UNC Charlotte has staff members trained to support you in navigating campus life, accessing health and counseling services, providing academic and housing accommodations, helping with civil protective orders, and more.

Please be aware that all UNC Charlotte employees, including faculty members, are expected to relay any information or reports of sexual misconduct they receive to the Title IX Coordinator.  This means that if you tell me about a situation involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, I am expected to report the information to the Title IX Coordinator.  Although I am expected to report the situation, you will still have options about how your case will be handled, including whether or not you wish to pursue a formal complaint.  Our goal is to make sure you are aware of the range of options available to you and have access to the resources you need.

If you wish to speak to someone confidentially, you can contact the following on-campus resources, who are not required to report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator: (1) University Counseling Center (counselingcenter.uncc.edu, 7-0311); or (2) Student Health Center (studenthealth.uncc.edu, 7-7400).  Additional information about your options is also available at titleix.uncc.edu under the “Students” tab.

A simple way to support both the mental health of students and University suicide prevention efforts is to include a brief statement on your course syllabus. This is a way to promote help-seeking behaviors and demonstrates that instructors care about students holistically, including their overall well-being. See also: Mental Health on the Syllabus from INSIDE HIGHER ED. This informative article talks about encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.

Below are options of statements that can be customized for use in your classes:

Option 1:  This version is designed for students new to UNC Charlotte

It is common for college students to experience challenges that may interfere with academic success such as academic stress, sleep problems, juggling responsibilities, life events, relationship concerns, or feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, or depression. If you or a friend is struggling, we strongly encourage you to seek support. Helpful, effective resources are available on campus at no additional cost.

  • If you are struggling academically with this class, please visit me during office hours or contact me by email at xxxxxx@uncc.edu
  • Meet with your academic advisor if you are struggling academically in multiple classes, unsure whether you are making the most of your time at UNC Charlotte, or unsure what academic resources are available at UNC Charlotte.
  • Visit the Counseling and Psychological Services website at caps.uncc.edu for information about the broad range of confidential on-campus mental health services, online health assessments, hours, and additional information.
  • Call CAPS at (704) 687-0311 if interested in scheduling an appointment with a counselor. After-hours crisis support is also available through this phone number.

Option 2: Focus on mental health services

It is common for college students to experience challenges that may interfere with academic success such as academic stress, sleep problems, juggling responsibilities, life events, relationship concerns, or feelings of anxiety, hopelessness, or depression. If you or a friend is struggling, we strongly encourage you to seek support. Helpful, effective resources are available on campus at no additional cost.

  • Visit the Counseling and Psychological Services website at caps.uncc.edu for information about the broad range of confidential on-campus mental health services, online health assessments, hours, and additional information.
  • Call CAPS at (704) 687-0311 if interested in scheduling an appointment with a counselor. After-hours crisis support is also available through this phone number.

Option 3: Space conscious statement

  • Mental health concerns or stressful events may reduce a student's ability to participate in daily activities or diminish academic performance. Services are available to assist you with addressing these and other concerns you may be experiencing. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential mental health services available on campus via the Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) website at caps.uncc.edu.

 

If regular attendance IS taken:

The United States Department of Education requires UNC Charlotte’s Office of Financial Aid to determine if a student who receives financial aid and fails to earn a passing grade in a course has actually attended and/or completed the course. If you earn an F or U grade, your last date of attendance will be reported to the United States Department of Education. This may require you to pay back any financial aid funds received for this course.

(For additional information, see Last Date of Attendance FAQs on the Registrar's website.)

If regular attendance is NOT taken:

The United States Department of Education requires UNC Charlotte’s Office of Financial Aid to determine if a student who receives financial aid and fails to earn a passing grade in a course has actually attended and/or completed the course. Because I do not take regular attendance for this course, the date I will report as your last date of attendance will be the latest of the following:

  • The date you last participated in an online discussion or activity;
  • The date you last submitted an assignment/project/test/tutorial/quiz; or
  • The date you last initiated contact with me to ask a question about the course or course content.

If you earn an F or U grade, your last date of attendance will be reported to the United States Department of Education. This may require you to pay back any financial aid funds received for this course.

(For additional information, see Last Date of Attendance FAQs on the Registrar's website.)

1. Faculty members should include a statement about copyright ownership of course materials in their course syllabi. The statement should state that faculty members hold copyright in the course materials they create and, as a result, students are not allowed to reproduce, distribute, or publicly post their course materials without express faculty permission. To ensure lectures are protected by copyright, faculty members should either record them or deliver them from written notes. A suggested syllabus statement:

"My lectures and course materials, including presentations, tests, exams, outlines, and similar materials, are protected by copyright. I am the exclusive owner of copyright in those materials I create. I encourage you to take notes and make copies of course materials for your own educational use. However, you may not, nor may you knowingly allow others to reproduce or distribute lecture notes and course materials publicly without my express written consent. This includes providing materials to commercial course material suppliers such as CourseHero, Chegg, and other similar services. Students who publicly distribute or display or help others publicly distribute or display copies or modified copies of an instructor's course materials may be in violation of University Policy 406, The Code of Student Responsibility.  Similarly, you own copyright in your original papers and exam essays. If I am interested in posting your answers or papers on the course web site, I will request your written permission."

2. Faculty members may also want to include a copyright notice on the course materials themselves to emphasize that they are protected. The form of the notice should contain the word copyright or then © symbol, the year the materials were created (multiple years may be listed when new material is added in different years), and the name of the faculty member. The faculty member may want to add notations to the notice such as "All rights reserved" or "Authorization is given to students enrolled in the course to reproduce this material exclusively for their own personal use." Note: Copyright protection is not contingent on including a copyright notice on your course materials. The materials are protected as soon as they are created. However, including a notice reminds students of faculty ownership and copyrights and of students' obligations to respect those rights.

The use of cell phones, smart phones, or other mobile communication devices is disruptive, and is therefore prohibited during class. Except in emergencies, those using such devices must leave the classroom for the remainder of the class period.

Students are permitted to use computers during class for note-taking and other class-related work only. Those using computers during class for work not related to that class must leave the classroom for the remainder of the class period.

Policies Related to Academic Integrity

All students are required to read and abide by the Code of Student Academic Integrity. Violations of the Code of Student Academic Integrity, including plagiarism, will result in disciplinary action as provided in the Code. Definitions and examples of plagiarism are set forth in the Code and on the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity website. The Code is available from the Dean of Students Office or online at legal.uncc.edu/policies/up-407.  Additional resources are available on the Student Conduct and Academic Integrity website.

Faculty may ask students to produce identification at examinations and may require students to demonstrate that graded assignments completed outside of class are their own work. 

NOTE: See below for suggested syllabus policies addressing the use of plagiarism detection services.

Violation of these syllabus policies may result in appropriate academic penalties, including reduction of grade in the relevant assignment, project, test, or exam. If violation of these syllabus policies also implicates the Code of Student Academic Integrity because of alleged academic misconduct, I will follow the process outlined in the Code to address such cases.

 

NOTE: UNC Charlotte has contracted with SimCheck for plagiarism detection services. Use of SimCheck (or another plagiarism detection service) is entirely in the discretion of the instructor, but use of such a services requires:

  1. that you provide advance notice (via syllabus) to your students that you are using such services and
  2. that you obtain a signed consent form from each student. (SimCheck consent form or consent form for service other than SimCheck)

The consent form is necessary because both copyright rights and FERPA rights of students may be violated by disclosure and use of their works. For more information, see University Policy 402, Student Records, and University Policy 315, Copyright Policy. The SimCheck consent form or consent form for service other than SimCheck must be signed voluntarily, or it is ineffective. If a student elects not to sign a consent form, it is not advisable to submit his/her work to a plagiarism detection service but instead to offer alternatives, such as (i) requiring a short reflection paper on research methodology; (ii) requiring a draft bibliography prior to submission of the final paper; or (iii) requiring the cover page and first cited page of each reference source to be photocopied and submitted with the final paper.  

In order to assist you in the correct use of SimCheck or another plagiarism detection service, the Office of Legal Affairs has provided below several suggested syllabus policies. Note that you are not required to use such suggested syllabus policies, but if you plan to use SimCheck or another plagiarism detection service, you are advised to at least notify the students in advance and obtain signed consent forms from the students, as noted above. 

Suggested Syllabus Policy #1: If you plan to use SimCheck for ALL papers submitted in your class, you should include the following (or your own variation thereof) in your syllabus:

As a condition of taking this course, all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to SimCheck [or another plagiarism detection service] for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the SimCheck [or another plagiarism detection service] reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. No student papers will be submitted to SimCheck without a student’s written consent and permission. If a student does not provide such written consent and permission, the instructor may: (i) require a short reflection paper on research methodology; (ii) require a draft bibliography prior to submission of the final paper; or (iii) require the cover page and first cited page of each reference source to be photocopied and submitted with the final paper.  

Suggested Syllabus Policy #2: If you plan to use a plagiarism detection service other than SimCheck for ALL papers submitted in your class, you should include the following (or your own variation thereof) in your syllabus:

As a condition of taking this course, all required papers may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to a plagiarism detection service for the detection of plagiarism. All submitted papers will be included as source documents in the plagiarism detection service reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. No student papers will be submitted to a plagiarism detection service without a student’s written consent and permission. If a student does not provide such written consent and permission, the instructor may: (i) require a short reflection paper on research methodology; (ii) require a draft bibliography prior to submission of the final paper; or (iii) require the cover page and first cited page of each reference source to be photocopied and submitted with the final paper.  

Suggested Syllabus Policy #3: Alternatively, if you do NOT plan to submit all papers to SimCheck or another plagiarism detection service but plan to submit ONLY papers that you SUSPECT contain plagiarized works, you should include the following (or your own variation thereof) in your syllabus:  

As a condition of taking this course, papers that the instructor in good faith suspects are in whole or in part plagiarized may be subject to submission for textual similarity review to SimCheck or another service for the detection of plagiarism. Such works will be included as source documents in the SimCheck or other plagiarism detection service reference database solely for the purpose of detecting plagiarism of such papers. No student papers will be submitted to SimCheck or other plagiarism detection service without a student’s written consent and permission. If a student does not provide such written consent and permission, the instructor may: (i) require a short reflection paper on research methodology; (ii) require a draft bibliography prior to submission of the final paper; or (iii) require the cover page and first cited page of each reference source to be photocopied and submitted with the final paper. 

Policies Related to Online or Hybrid Courses

Class sessions will all be audio- and/or video-recorded for the purposes of student-participant reference and access by other students enrolled in the same course (including students enrolled in different class sections or break-out groups). Student consent to being recorded during class is a condition of class participation. If you do not consent to being recorded during class, you will need to deactivate your video camera, keep your mute button activated, and participate only via the chat feature, but please note that such actions may have a negative impact on any portion of your grade that is based on class participation. Students are not permitted to make their own recordings of class sessions or to share or distribute University recordings of class sessions. NOTE: Students with specific electronic recording accommodations authorized by the Office of Disability Services may record classes; however, the instructor must be notified of any such accommodation prior to recording. Any distribution of such recordings is prohibited.

For remote class participants, video backgrounds must be neutral, and cameras should be positioned in a manner that prevents the introduction of distracting objects, messages, symbols, or other people. Alternatively, students may choose to blur their background, utilize one of the default Zoom virtual backgrounds, or use one of the UNC Charlotte branded backgrounds.  Students who do not abide by this policy will be removed from the Zoom session [and counted absent or receive a reduction in their participation grade] and will be referred for potential disciplinary action under the Code of Student Responsibility.
 

This course uses Canvas, which provides the instructor with analytics and data on student engagement with the Canvas page, including page views, participation, submissions, timeliness, etc. I will be monitoring student activities on Canvas to ensure successful engagement and participation in the course. If I notice that a student's activities on Canvas indicate issues with pedagogically appropriate engagement, I may reach out to the student to discuss improving course engagement and participation.

This course may require you to use a webcam for class sessions and/or assessments. Classes and assessments may be conducted using Zoom or other technology selected by your instructor which may use your computer’s webcam or other technologies to communicate, monitor, and/or record classes, class activities, and assessments. Assessments may also be conducted using proctoring software, which may listen to you, monitor your computer screen, view you and your surroundings, and record (including visual and audio recordings) all activity during the proctoring process. Please contact your instructor if you are unable to comply or have any questions or concerns. 

Instructors use a number of strategies for ensuring academic integrity in courses, whether in-person or online, and a variety of technologies may be applied. This course may use LockDown Browser with Monitor for online exams and assessments. While there is no cost to you to use the software, you are required to have a webcam, which may be built into your computer or may be an external camera. Use a Mac or PC computer; Chromebooks are not compatible. Watch this short video to get a basic understanding of LockDown Browser and the Monitor webcam feature.

During remote course exams or assessments, your participation may be video-recorded with your webcam using Respondus Monitor.  Respondus Monitor is a companion product for LockDown Browser that enables students to record themselves with a webcam and microphone during an online exam. These video recordings may be submitted to Student Conduct & Academic Integrity as evidence in suspected cases of violations of the Code of Student Academic Integrity. 

The Respondus system allows access to your webcam only while the exam/assessment is in progress. UNC Charlotte and its faculty do not have access to your webcam at any  point outside of the assessment setting. You are responsible for obtaining an external webcam with microphone if no functioning built-in camera is available on your device. Students may borrow laptops and webcams from Atkins Library.

Download and install LockDown Browser to your Mac or PC computer. 

For information about checking LockDown Browser and webcam setup, test-taking guidelines, webcam video tips, as well as security and privacy information, please review Online Testing Guidance from the Center for Academic Excellence.

Electronic video, image capture, and/or audio recording is not permitted during class, whether conducted in person or online, unless the student obtains permission from the instructor. If permission is granted, any distribution of the recording is prohibited. Students with specific electronic recording accommodations authorized by the Office of Disability Services do not require instructor permission; however, the instructor must be notified of any such accommodation prior to recording. Any distribution of such recordings is prohibited.

All students are required to abide by the UNC Charlotte Title IX Grievance PolicySexual Harassment Policy, and the policy on Responsible Use of University Computing and Electronic Communication Resources. Sexual harassment is prohibited, even when carried out through computers or other electronic communications systems, including course-based chats, breakout rooms, or message boards. 

Policies Related to COVID-19

It is the policy of UNC Charlotte for the Fall 2020 semester that as a condition of on-campus enrollment, all students are required to engage in safe behaviors to avoid the spread of COVID-19 in the 49er community. Such behaviors specifically include the requirement that all students properly wear CDC-compliant face coverings while in buildings including in classrooms and labs. Students are permitted to remove face coverings in classroom or lab settings only when I explicitly grant permission to do so (such as while asking a question, participating in class discussion, or giving a presentation) and while at an appropriate physical distance from others. Failure to comply with this policy in the classroom or lab may result in dismissal from the current class session. If the student refuses to leave the classroom or lab after being dismissed, the student may be referred to the Office of Student Conduct and Academic Integrity for charges under the Code of Student Responsibility.

Students are expected to attend every class and remain in class for the duration of the session when it is safe to do so in accordance with university guidance regarding COVID-19. Failure to attend class or arriving late may impact your ability to achieve course objectives which could affect your course grade.  An absence, excused or unexcused, does not relieve a student of any course requirement. Regular class attendance is a student’s obligation, as is a responsibility for all the work of class meetings, including tests and written tasks. Any unexcused absence or excessive tardiness may result in a loss of participation points.

Students are encouraged to work directly with their instructors regarding their absence(s). For absences related to COVID-19, please adhere to the following: 

  • Complete your Niner Health Check each morning.  
  • Do not come to class if you are sick.  Please protect your health and the health of others by staying home. Contact your healthcare provider if you believe you are ill. 
  • If you are sick: If you test positive or are evaluated by a healthcare provider for symptoms of COVID-19, indicate so on your Niner Health Check to alert the University. Submit a copy of your Niner Health Check notification email to your instructors.  Upon learning that you have tested positive or have been diagnosed for symptoms of COVID-19, either from your reporting or from Student health Center testing or diagnosis, representatives from Emergency Management and/or the Student Health Center will follow up with you, and your instructors will be notified of the need for accommodations, as necessary.
  • If you have been exposed to COVID-19 positive individuals and/or have been notified to self-quarantine due to exposure, indicate so on your Niner Health Check to alert the University. Representatives from Emergency Management and/or the Student Health Center will follow up with you as necessary. Submit a copy of your Niner Health Check notification email to your instructors. If you need any additional support verifying your absence after you have communicated with your professors, contact Student Assistance and Support Services.

To return to class after being absent due to a period of self-quarantine, students should submit a copy of their Niner Health Check clearance email to their instructor(s). To return to class after being absent due to a COVID-19 diagnosis, students should submit an online request form to Student Assistance and Support Services (SASS). Supporting documentation can be attached directly to the request form and should be from a student's health care provider or the Student Health Center, clearly indicating the dates of absences and the date the student is able to return to class. Instructors will be notified of such absences. 

If you are absent from class as a result of a COVID-19 diagnosis or quarantine, as instructor I will do the following to help you continue to make progress in the course: [INSERT PLAN HERE. E.G. PROVIDE REMOTE LEARNING OPTIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS ON A CASE-BY BASE BASIS]. The final decision for approval of all absences and missed work is determined by the instructor. 

Suggested Notices

In establishing University Policy 402, Student Education Records, UNC Charlotte adheres to a policy of compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as FERPA, a federal law that affords students the following rights with respect to their education records. For details, see the FERPA Annual Notification posted on the Office of Legal Affairs website. All questions concerning this FERPA Annual Notification may be directed to the attention of the Office of the Registrar.

Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as “a lack of access to enough food for an active, healthy life.” Food insecure categories include: reduced caloric intake, reduced food quality, lack of variety in diet, disrupted eating patterns, and hunger. Research shows that college students experience food insecurity at higher rates than the American household rate, and that food insecurity can negatively impact academic performance and persistence. In recognition of this problem, UNC Charlotte offers assistance to students facing food insecurity through an on- campus food pantry. The Jamil Niner Student Pantry (JNSP) is located on the east edge of campus at 1224 John Kirk Road. It has regular hours which may change from semester to semester; please see the website at https://ninerpantry.uncc.edu/ for schedule and details on its services, as well as resources about hunger and food insecurity among college students.