Chapter III: Other Policies of Interest to High School Students

UNCSA policies are gathered in a variety of locations, including the UNCSA Policy Manual, the various yearly UNCSA Bulletins, the Student Handbook, and the yearly student handbooks of the various arts schools and/or programs. Students are encouraged to review the table of contents of pertinent publications to aid them in locating and identifying policies of importance to students and their individual situations.

This chapter does NOT cover all policies students need to know. In addition, while the following chapter contains brief summaries of some policies, students should read and familiarize themselves with the actual policy documents, as all students are responsible for complying with the policies.

  1. Proxy Access, Communication, and Education Records with Parents/Guardians: By enrolling in UNCSA’s High School Program, the student agrees to create Proxy Access to UNCSA’s Banner Student Information System for the purposes of sharing information (such as grades and attendance), communication (such as student behavioral, student code of conduct, and wellness concerns), and emergency notification. To create Proxy Access for one’s Parents and/or Guardians, the student can log into their E-Z Arts Account. No student will be able to attend classes without first granting Proxy Access to all legal Parents and/or Guardians.  Students 18 years of age or older are required to create proxy access, unless they provide documentation that they are not a “dependent student” as defined in section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code. 

  2. Residential Requirement: All full-time high school students must reside in campus housing and participate in the meal plan. (Exceptions to the campus housing requirement include students who: will turn 21 during the fall term, are married, are living with a dependent, are living within a 25 mile radius of the campus at the time of enrollment, and/or are classified as special or part-time students). A student may be exempt from the residency requirement based on highly unusual medical, psychological or personal reasons. To gain an exemption, the student must file a request by completing the Housing Release Application and supporting documentation with the Housing Review Board.

    1. For conduct-related residential removal, if a parent/guardian of a residential high school student refuses to pick up their child or make appropriate arrangements in a reasonable time frame as determined by the University, the student may lose future residential privilege.
  3. Health Services Communication: Students/parents guardian’s must be in communication with UNCSA Health Services regarding health concerns, medication, medical updates as they come available.
  4. Privacy of Student Records: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. (FERPA Policy – #803)
  5. Inclement Weather: The decision whether to close or delay school will normally be made before 6 a.m. In addition to information sent via the Campus Updates for Key Emergencies System (UNCSA ALERT), UNCSA will also contact the following television and radio stations: WXII (Channel 12/Cable 11); WFMY (Channel 2/Cable 9); FOX8 (Channel 8/ Cable 10); WFDD (88.5 FM); WTQR (104.1 FM); and WSJS (600 AM). Current closing information is also available by calling the UNCSA’s after-hours answering machine at 336-770-3399. (Adverse Weather Policy – #101). If campus is closed, High School students are not permitted to walk off campus or sign-out with anyone other than their parents/guardian.
  6. Information and Technology Policies: Connection to the UNCSA network constitutes acceptance of the terms of these policies. (Technology Use Policy – #508)
  7. Animals on Campus: Generally, all animals on campus must be attended and leashed, and no animals except approved and documented service/comfort animals and small fish are allowed in buildings. (Animals on Campus Policy – #103)
  8. Student Commons Poster Policy: See Appendix F of this Student Handbook.
  9. Policy for the Prevention of Bias-Related Harassment and Procedures for Investigations of Alleged Infractions: Generally, this policy sets forth UNCSA’s prohibitions on harassment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or political affiliation, including sexual harassment, and this policy also sets forth reporting and investigation requirements (Prohibited Harassment Policy – #121).
  10. Facilities Use Policy: Students desiring to reserve campus facilities should consult this policy in the UNCSA policy manual. (Facilities Use Policy – #402)
  11. Center Stage Tunnel Wall Regulation: The walls and ceilings inside the pedestrian tunnel under Haled Street are a University venue for use by students to communicate their messages and artwork to those passing through the tunnel. Students should exercise good judgment, safe practices, and respect for the rights of others when expressing themselves artistically in this venue. Subject to constitutional limitations and applicable laws, the UNCSA administration reserves the right to remove statements or art that are illegal or in violation of UNCSA policies. No lead-based paint is allowed.
    1. All are encouraged to show courtesy and respect to others by allowing new messages to remain for a reasonable period of time, but students should understand that painting the tunnel does not ensure sole access to its use, and others may paint over your information or art.
    2. The Statement, “No Painting Beyond This Point” shall be placed at the northern and southern extremes or the tunnel. Campus Police shall enforce restrictions associated with this regulation. Persons or parties established as being in violation, may be found in violation of laws of the State of North Carolina (including General Statute 14-132(a)(2)) and of the UNCSA Student Code of Conduct. Reimbursement for any restoration costs (e.g., paint removal, cleaning, removal of residual substances) will be responsibility of the violating party.
    3. Please contact the Vice Provost and Dean of Student Affairs’ office for further information.
  12. Smoking Policy: High School students are not permitted to smoke anywhere on campus. 
  13. Solicitation Policy: Consult this policy, the Code of Conduct, and the Facilities Use Policy before attempting any solicitation activities on campus. (Solicitation Policy – #204)
  14. Improper Relations Between Faculty and Students: This policy protects students and prohibits relationships between faculty and students in certain contexts. State law prohibits sexual relationships between high school students and education personnel. (Improper Relations Policy – #616)
  15. Drug Education: In compliance with federal law, UNCSA has programs concerning drug abuse education and prevention.
  16. Visitor Policy: Visitors are welcome in public areas (performance spaces, dining hall, snack bar, library, etc.) Visitors to the campus who are not attending a public event or who do not have specific business with a member of the School staff or faculty are subject to the following guidelines:
    1. Residential daytime visitors must register at the High School Life Office located in the Connector Building. Overnight visitors must complete a UNCSA Visitor Registration Form, and the resident hosting the visitor must be present and sign the form. The visitor must retain a copy of the form during the visit.  
    2. Visitors must comply with all policies and regulations applicable to residential students. The host student is responsible for the guest’s actions.