Code of Student Life (pdf)
Resources for Parents
Before your student gets here...
- Have an open discussion with your student about the process of making good decisions, taking responsibility for your actions, and responding to peer pressure.
- Make sure your student knows clearly what you expect and what you value.
- Remember that your student will look to you as a role model for dealing with and responding to conflict.
- Be open to discussing difficult topics, such as substance abuse, intimate relationships, and other risky behavior.
How to help your student through the conduct process...
- Speak with your student regarding the situation. Make sure that you listen carefully and critically.
- Make sure your student knows the conduct process. Your student should review the Code of Student Life, found at the Office of the Dean of Students website.
- Discuss with your student your expectations for his or her behavior at UNCW.
- Discuss ways your student can modify his or her behavior to meet those expectations.
- Brainstorm with your student to identify appropriate resources for help and support (e.g., alcohol education, personal counseling, substance assessment, etc.)
- Be firm in your approach, but always keep lines of communication open.
This information is adapted from Virginia Tech, University of Delaware, University of Vermont, Syracuse University, and University of New Hampshire.