Student Life

STUDENTS’ RIGHTS, PRIVILEGES, and RESPONSIBILITIES

RIGHTS

WMCGW students are free to pursue their educational goals. The University shall provide curricula by which students may be given appropriate opportunities for learning in the classroom and on the campus. Each student has the right to personal privacy except as otherwise provided by law and University policy and this will be observed by students and University authorities alike. No disciplinary sanctions may be imposed upon any student subject to disciplinary action rising from alleged violation of the Code of Conduct without due process.

PRIVILEGES

Freedom from Harassment

All WMCGW students may pursue their educational opportunities free from harassment, including physical abuse, threats or intimidation. WMCGW provides equal educational opportunities to its students without regard to race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, age or disability. WMCGW prohibits discrimination on any of these bases and will take steps necessary to remedy any instances of such discrimination.

Freedom of Speech and Action

WMCGW students may express their beliefs, feelings and opinions so long as the manner of expression does not violate another community member’s rights. Specific examples of such violations include, but are not limited to, disrupting University functions and impeding access to any part of the campus and violations of the Code of Student Conduct. WMCGW reserves the right to impose reasonable regulations as to the time and place for some activities and, in certain circumstances, to require written per ministry before they may be undertaken.

RESPONSIBILITES

The enrollment of a student to WMCGW signifies a voluntary decision on the part of the student to participate in the programs offered by the institution pursuant to the policies, rules, and regulations of the University and rules and regulations of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. University admittance of a student, in turn, represents the extension of a privilege to join the University community and to remain a part of it so long as the student meets the required academic, financial, and behavioral standards of the University system (see Student Code of Conduct).