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:
||Continuing Education Students
||Basic Skills Students
||Alleghany Center Students
||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.