[Source Description: 7 February 1964: Statement of Michael H. Lawler, President of the Student Body. - From the Records of the Office of the Chancellor - William B. Aycock Series (#40020), University Archives, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.]
As arrests of student protesters increased, a decision had to be made as to whether or not students would be disciplined by the University, and, if so, how this would be carried out and by whom. Punishment of violations of the Campus Code had historically fallen under the purview of Student Government. Addressing the role of Student Government, Lawler urged, "There is a definite need to fashion a new civic drama in Chapel Hill...It is time that the students of this University assert their citizenship in new and meaningful directions."