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.

Notice of Non-Discrimination
Wilkes Community College is an equal opportunity institution, in compliance and agreement with the provisions set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

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
  • Sexual Misconduct, Prohibited Relationships & Non Retaliation Policy/Procedure
  • Student Grievance Process Policy/Procedure
  • Tobacco Free Policy/Procedure
  • Use of Food and Drink Products Policy
  • Weapons on Campus Policy

Notice of Non Discrimination
Wilkes Community College is an equal opportunity institution, in compliance and agreement with the provisions set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age or disability.

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 Contact Information
Scott Johnson
Dean, Student Services
Curriculum Students
336-838-6141
sajohnson366@wilkescc.edu
Chris Robinson
Vice President , Workforce Development & Community Education/Ashe Campus
Continuing Education Students
336-838-3111
cdrobinson877@wilkescc.edu
Debbie Woodard
Dean, College Readiness/Basic Skills
Basic Skills Students 336-903-3231
drwoodard792@wilkescc.edu
Susan Nilo
Director of Alleghany Center
Alleghany Center Students 336-903-3141
srnilo128@wilkescc.edu
Kendra Perkins
Director of Curriculum and Student Services - Ashe Campus
Ashe Campus Students 336-903-3116
kgperkins163@wilkescc.edu

 

 

 

Notice of Non Discrimination
Wilkes Community College is an equal opportunity institution, in compliance and agreement with the provisions set forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. No person shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, political affiliation, sex, age or disability.

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 Misconduct Violation
Sexual misconduct violations include sexual harassment, sexual exploitation, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. For additional information, go to wilkescc.edu/prevent.

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

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