Core Values of Student Conduct at Wilkes Community College

  • Integrity: Students are expected to exemplify honesty, honor and a respect for the truth in all of their dealings.
  • Community: Students are expected to build and enhance their community. They should use available campus resources to resolve differences and conflicts peacefully.
  • Social Justice: Students are expected to be just and equitable in their treatment of all members of the community and act to discourage and/or intervene to prevent unjust and inequitable behaviors.
  • Respect: Students are expected to show positive regard for each other, for property and for the community.
  • Responsibility: Students are expected to follow all college policies and take ownership of individual choices and any subsequent consequences.

Mission Statement for Student Conduct Process

The purpose of the student conduct process at Wilkes Community College is to protect the interests of the community and to address those whose behavior is not in accordance with college policies. Sanctions are intended to challenge students’ moral and ethical decision-making and to help them bring their behavior into accord with community expectations. When a student is unable to conform their behavior to community expectations, the student conduct process may determine that the student should no longer share in the privilege of participating in this community.

Students should be aware that the student conduct process is different from criminal and civil court proceedings. Procedures and rights in student conduct procedures are conducted with fairness to all, but do not include the same protections of due process afforded by the courts. Due process, as defined within these procedures, assures written notice and a hearing before an objective decision-maker. No student will be found in violation of College policy without information showing that it is more likely than not that a policy violation occurred and any sanctions will be proportionate to the severity of the violation and to the cumulative conduct history of the student.

Code of Student Conduct Expectation

Students are responsible for knowing the information, policies, and procedures outlined in the Code of Student Conduct. The college reserves the right to make changes to the code as necessary and once those changes are posted online, they are in effect.

Additional Conduct Related Policies/Procedures

WCC Policies & Procedures Handbook

Contained within the WCC Policies and Procedures Handbook are additional student conduct related policies/procedures, including:

  • Academic Integrity Policy/Procedure
  • Campus Parking and Driving Policy/Procedure
  • Computer and Network Usage Policy
  • Controlled and Other Illegal Substances, Alcoholic Beverages Policy
  • Gatherings/Assemblies, Distribution of Materials, Solicitation, Student Recruitment Policy/Procedure
  • Sex Discrimination and Harassment Policy/Procedure
  • Student Grievance Process Policy/Procedure
  • Tobacco Free Policy/Procedure
  • Use of Food and Drink Products Policy
  • Weapons on Campus Policy

Who to Contact

Any member of the college community may file a complaint against a student for violations of college policies. Help can be sought from any of the offices or individuals below:

Contact Population Served
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Scott Johnson, EdS
Dean of Student Services
Phone: 336-838-6141
sajohnson366@wilkescc.edu
Curriculum Students
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Chris Robinson, BA
Vice President of WDCE and Ashe Campus
Phone: 336-903-3111
Fax: 336-903-3164
cdrobinson877@wilkescc.edu
Continuing Education Students
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Debbie Woodard, MA
Dean of College Readiness and Basic Skills
Phone: 336-903-3231
drwoodard792@wilkescc.edu
Basic Skills Students
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Susan Nilo, MA
Director of Alleghany Center
Phone: 336-903-3141
Fax: 336-903-3152
srnilo128@wilkescc.edu
Alleghany Center Students
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Kendra Perkins, MA
Director of Curriculum and Student Services
Phone: 336-903-3116
kgperkins163@wilkescc.edu
Ashe Campus Students

Online Reporting Options

The reporting structure for potential Code of Student Conduct violations is divided into three categories.
Complaints may be filed using the one of the following complaint forms.

Academic Integrity Violation
Academic violations include taking or acquiring possession of academic material without permission; cheating; collusion; and plagiarism. General classroom misconduct/disruption is a non academic violation.

Sexual Harassment Violation (Title IX)
Sexual Harassment violations include conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: (1) an employee of WCC conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct. (commonly referred to quid pro quo harassment); (2) unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to WCC’s Education Program or Activity; or (3) Sexual Assault, Dating Violence, Domestic Violence, or Stalking as those terms are defined under other federal laws, including the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act.

Other Conduct Code Violations
Other conduct code violations include any behavior that is not related to an academic integrity violation or sexual harassment violations (e.g., alcohol, classroom disruption, drugs, theft, tobacco, etc.).

Notice of Nondiscrimination

Wilkes Community College (WCC), in compliance with and as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its implementing regulations (“Title IX”) and other civil rights laws, as well as in furtherance of its own values as a higher education institution, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable local, state, or federal law in admission, treatment, or access to, or employment in, its programs and activities.

Discrimination and harassment are antithetical to the values and standards of the WCC community; are incompatible with the safe, healthy environment that the WCC community expects and deserves and will not be tolerated. WCC is committed to providing programs, activities, and an education and work environment free from discrimination and harassment. WCC is also committed to fostering a community that promotes prompt reporting and fair and timely resolution of those behaviors.

Inquiries concerning discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex may be referred to WCC’s Title IX Coordinator (for employees) or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator (for students).  See “How To File A Report” for their contact information.

Inquiries concerning discrimination or harassment based on a protected characteristic or status other than sex may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator (for employees) or a Deputy Title IX Coordinator  (for students).

Individuals may also make inquiries regarding discrimination or harassment to the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights by contacting the District of Columbia Office, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475; Phone 800-421-3481; email: OCR@ed.gov.

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