Students arrested by Chapel Hill police could soon see a new way in which their potential Honor Code violations are handled by the Honor Court.
In a meeting Friday, members of the Faculty Honor System Advisory Committee discussed ways students might be charged by the Honor Court for conduct issues brought against them by Chapel Hill police in cases where not all information is released to the University.
Authorities will often withhold factual information regarding student arrests when there is a potential that the court procedure could be compromised due to the defendant having access to privileged information.
For instance, police might not always release information regarding a student’s behavior or blood alcohol level when he or she has been arrested for driving while intoxicated.
The committee members all agreed these ambiguous charges can leave the Honor Court in a difficult position.