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University of North Carolina-Charlotte
Academic Misconduct Any deceptive and dishonest means to receive course credit, a higher grade, or avoid a lower grade, or a violation of The Code of Student Academic Integrity.
Accessibility Issues Limitations and barriers encountered by disabled persons while participating in campus activities or programs or in the course employment.
Accounting and Auditing Matters False statement or false analysis of business and financial transactions associated with generally accepted accounting practices. (Examples include: misstatement of revenues, misstatement of expenses, misstatement of assets, misapplications of GAAP principles, wrongful transactions)
Bias Incidents Harassing actions or speech that targets, threatens, or attacks an individual or group because of their actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religious affiliation, sex, gender identity, disability, or sexual orientation.
Cheating Intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, notes, study aids or other devices in any academic exercise. This definition includes unauthorized communication of information during an academic exercise.
Confidentiality Unauthorized use or disclosure of student education records or personal health information or other University records that are confidential or sensitive in nature.
Conflict of Interest A situation in which financial, family or other personal considerations may directly and significantly affect, or have the appearance of directly and significantly affecting an individual's judgment in exercising his/her University employment responsibilities.
Credentials Misrepresentation Misrepresentation of credentials includes intentionally providing false information or omitting negative information to obtain employment or admission to an educational program or activity at UNC Charlotte.
Data Privacy / Integrity Refers to the technical, contractual, administrative and physical steps taken by the University to protect against unauthorized access to and disclosure of personally identifiable data of students, faculty and other third parties that we possess. Includes the theft of, and intentional or inadvertent loss of such data.
Discrimination and harassment Unfair treatment or unwelcome conduct based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, actual or perceived gender identity, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, veteran status or genetic information.
Donor Stewardship Mishandling of donor funds directed to the University, including funds that may not have been used in accordance with the donor's intentions and wishes.
Employee Misconduct Involves any employee conduct that is in violation of University policies and procedures, the Standards of Ethical of Conduct, or any other printed materials that establish appropriate conduct.
Environmental and Safety Matters Failure to meet the requirements of any applicable law, rule or regulation relating to the environment, working conditions or workplace safety, such as OSHA and EPA regulations. Includes a failure to inform supervisors of the failure to meet the requirements.
Falsification of Contracts, Reports or Records Falsification of records consists of altering, falsifying, or forging all or any part of a document, contract or record for the purpose of gaining an advantage, or misrepresenting the value of the document, contract or record.
Fraud Any illegal act characterized by deceit, concealment, or violation of trust. Frauds are perpetrated to obtain money, property, or services; to avoid payment or loss of services; or to secure personal or business advantage.​
Hazing Any activity, intentional or unintentional, by a Student, Student Group, or Student Organization, related to membership in a Student Group or Organization, that endangers the mental, physical, or emotional health of a person, regardless of whether such person has consented to participation in the activity.  Any actions that demean, disgrace or embarrass a person may also be considered Hazing.
Human or Animal Research Human subject research conducted without IRB approval of protocol or the informed consent document or changes to a protocol; confidentiality of information concerns; unreported adverse events; failure to follow federal regulations and university policy and procedures for the protection of human subjects and for the humane treatment of animals used in research activities.
Improper Giving or Receiving of Gifts The giving, receiving or solicitation of items which could be reasonably interpreted as an effort to influence a business relationship or decision; items given, received or solicited for the benefit of an individual or an individual's family or friends and not for the benefit of the University; items given, received or solicited during or in connection with contract negotiations; the acceptance of cash, checks, loans, products or services.
Improper Supplier or Contractor Activity Supplier or contractor activity in violation of University's policies and procedures; improper supplier or contractor selection based on personal gain, improper negotiation or diversion of contract awards, kickbacks in exchange for favorable treatment in the bidding process.
Improper Use of Intellectual Property, Copyright Violations or Software Piracy Unauthorized and unlawful disclosure of confidential information including inventions, research and technical data, formulas, discoveries, designs, improvements, ideas, manufacturing directives, computer programs, trademarks, patents, copyrights, unpublished financial or pricing information and all related documentation.
Malicious / Inappropriate Use of Technology Any use of technology that violates the University's information technology usage policies.
Misuse of Resources The use of University resources for non-University-related purposes.
NCAA Violations Any actions that may be in violation of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) rules.
Nepotism Favoritism granted because of a family relationship.
Plagiarism Intentionally or knowingly presenting the work of another as one's own (i.e., without proper acknowledgement of the source).
Research Misconduct Fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results. Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them. Falsification is manipulating research materials, equipment, or processes, or changing or omitting data or results such that the research is not accurately represented in the research record. Plagiarism is the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results, or words without giving appropriate credit. Research misconduct does not include honest error or differences of opinion.
Safety Report a potentially hazardous situation. If the situation presents the threat of immediate danger or harm, contact Police and Public Safety immediately at 687-2200.
Sexual Harassment Unwelcomed conduct of a sexual nature, including based on sex or on gender stereotypes, which is so severe, persistent or pervasive that it unreasonably interferes with a person's University employment, academic performance or participation in University programs or activities (i.e. creates a hostile environment).
Sexual Misconduct Conduct including, but not limited to, committing a sexual act without consent, sexual contact without consent, sexual exhibitionism without consent, sexual exploitation, or sexual Harassment. Sexual Misconduct can occur between strangers or acquaintances, including people involved in an intimate or on-going sexual relationship. Sexual misconduct can be committed by men or women, and it can occur between people of the same or different genders.
Sponsored Projects Non-Compliance Unallowable or questionable expenditures or cost transfers to federal grants, contracts or other agreements, expenditures or cost transfers that may be in violation of OMB Circular A-21, "Cost Principles for Educational Institutions." or the "Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards."
Substance Abuse Drug or alcohol use leading to impairment or distress, including, failure to meet satisfactory job expectations, interference with the ability to perform job responsibilities; drug or alcohol abuse in situations in which it is physically hazardous to the user or others; drug or alcohol-related legal problems; or social or interpersonal problems caused or exacerbated by the effects of drug or alcohol use. Illegal drug use is defined as use of those drugs or substances that are prohibited by state or federal law.
Theft / Embezzlement The act of stealing or receiving stolen property; specifically: the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.
Time and Attendance Reporting Abuse Falsification of time and attendance records.
Vandalism Intentional and malicious damage to or destruction of property.
Violence or Threat Behavior involving physical force intended to inflict harm, injury or damage to a person(s) or property, or the expression of an intention to inflict harm, injury, or damage to a person or their property.
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