University Policies


Queens University of Charlotte is committed to making reasonable accommodations to assist students with disabilities.  If you have a disability which may impact your performance, attendance or grades in this course and require accommodations, you must first contact The Director of Student Accessibility Services: Cort Schneider. You can reach Dr. Schneider via email at or by phone at 704-337-2508. The steps for receiving accommodations must be completed before accommodations can be given.  SAS is responsible for coordinating classroom accommodations and other services for students with disabilities.  Please note that classroom accommodations cannot be provided prior to your professor receiving a Letter of Accommodation from Student Accessibility Services. (Revised August, 2019)


The Honor Code, which permeates all phases of university life, is based on three fundamental principles. It assumes that Queens students: a) are truthful at all times, b) respect the property of others, and c) are honest in tests, examinations, term papers, and all other academic assignments. Please contact the Instructor if you believe a violation of the Honor Code has occurred. It is a violation of the Honor Code for a student to be untruthful concerning the reason for a class absence. See The Honor Code Book for more information on the process in the event of a suspected violation.


Queens University of Charlotte is committed to providing an educational climate that is conducive to the personal and professional development of each individual. To ensure that commitment, the university has developed procedures for students to pursue grievances within the university community, should such action become necessary. A student who has an unresolved disagreement or dissatisfaction with a faculty or staff member, another student, a student group, or an administrator has the right to file a written complaint without prejudicing his or her status with the university. For more information please visit the Student Complaint Process page. For information regarding the online student complaint process, please visit the online student complaint process page.


QAlert is the emergency notification system that we use to notify the campus community of an emergency, inclement weather, or class cancellations. It sends messages about the status of a given situation, as well as other details the campus needs to know.  Students, faculty, and staff are automatically registered for QAlert through the university's enterprise resource management system.  To review and/or update your contact information--including your cell phone number for text messages--please log on to Look for the "Update Your Contact Information” link in the center of the page.


When Queens’ campus is closed, students, faculty and staff will be notified via QAlert, Queens’ emergency notification system. Up-to-date information will also be posted on the Queens website and available on the university’s Information Hotline (704-337-2567). NOTE: If classes are meeting, but you feel that you cannot find a safe way to get to class, you should notify your instructor as soon as possible.


Queens Intellectual Property policy applies to Queens faculty, staff and students. The policy is available in the Catalog in the section Student Rights and Responsibilities or by visiting the copyright and intellectual property policy page.


All student-directed research that involves human participants must have a faculty sponsor.  Additionally, all research that involves human participants must be reviewed and approved by the university Institutional Review Board (IRB) PRIOR to the initiation of any research activities. IRB information and approval forms are available on the myQueens portal.