College students, curriculum, and continuing education, are citizens of the local, state, and national governments and of the academic community and are, therefore, expected to conduct themselves as law-abiding members of each community at all times. Admission to a college carries with it special privileges and imparts special responsibilities apart from those rights and duties enjoyed by non-students. In recognition of the special relationship that exists between the College and the academic community, which it seeks to serve, the Wilson Community College Board of Trustees has authorized the President of the College to take such action that may be necessary to maintain campus safety and preserve the integrity of the College and its educational environment.
Pursuant to this authorization, the College has developed the following regulations, which are intended to govern student conduct on the campus. In addition, students are subject to all national, state, and local laws and ordinances. If a student’s violation of such laws or ordinances also adversely affects the College’s pursuit of its educational objectives, the College may enforce its own regulations regardless of any proceedings instituted by other authorities. Conversely, violation of any section of these regulations may subject a student to disciplinary measures by the College whether or not such conduct is simultaneously in violation of local, state, or national laws. When a student fails to abide by the rules and regulations of the College or fails to obey the ordinance of local, state, and national governments, disciplinary action may be taken.
Visitors to the College, including community patrons of the library, are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with the general rules and regulations of the College, and violations may result in the suspension of the privilege of visiting the campus. Visitors to the College do not have the same rights of due process and appeals as students.
Wilson Community College embraces the philosophy that the proper aim of discipline is teaching. Therefore, the discipline of students in this educational community is part of the teaching process. Toward that end, due process is established and observed.
Curriculum students and all visitors to campus
The Dean of Student Development is responsible for enforcement of student disciplinary policies and procedures for all curriculum students and visitors to the campus and will, in the pursuit of that responsibility, observe the proper aim of discipline, observe the procedure of due process, consider all evidence, determine the facts, render a decision, and impose appropriate disciplinary sanctions when a student has been charged with violation of College rules and/or regulations. In the event either Curriculum Dean has a conflict of interest, or if a conflict of interest will likely be seen by others, the Curriculum Dean normally responsible may defer disciplinary consideration, investigation and rulings to the other Curriculum Dean.
Continuing Education students
The Dean of Continuing Education, Industrial Technologies, & Sustainability is responsible for enforcement of student disciplinary policies and procedures for all continuing education students and will, in the pursuit of that responsibility, observe the proper aim of discipline, observe the procedure of due process, consider all evidence, determine the facts, render a decision, and impose appropriate disciplinary sanctions when a student has been charged with violation of College rules and/or regulations.
NOTE: Federal Title IX laws prohibit sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and/or sexual violence. Though the investigation into Title IX reports, accusations, or charges may involve the Dean of Student Development and/or the Dean of Continuing Education, Industrial Technologies & Sustainability, primary coordination will be done by the Title IX Coordinator, using a separate and distinct Title IX process. See Campus Safety.
In the event either Dean has a conflict of interest, or if a conflict of interest will likely be seen by others, the Dean normally responsible may defer disciplinary consideration, investigation, and rulings to the other Dean.