BOG Chairman Ben Ruffin announced plans for the task force to the board April 13. Members will be named at the board's next meeting.
Ruffin said he believes the task force is needed to ensure that UNC-system universities have fair and consistent judicial systems so the BOG is able to effectively examine appeals to the board.
"We want to make sure that the student policy has some uniformity so that when a problem comes to us it is handled (effectively)," he said.
He also said the task force is being created because he believes it is the BOG's responsibility to ensure that students have fair access to judicial procedures.
Ruffin said the task force will include a mixture of university officials and student leaders and that he has contacted UNC Association of Student Governments President Andrew Payne to recruit student representatives for the body.
Payne said he will present Ruffin with the names of student leaders and university faculty familiar with campus judicial procedures.
He said he believes a problem with the judicial systems is that students do not know their rights during the procedures. "At some schools, students are not even told that they can appeal to the Board of Governors."
But Payne said he believes that once the task force is created, students will be more aware of the judicial procedures. "Students will know exactly what their rights are," he said. "I think that will be the greatest reward (or) outcome that will come out of this."
UNC-system General Counsel Leslie Winner, who Ruffin placed in charge of creating the task force, said she also believes the body will focus on examining the overall structure of campus judicial systems.