Students who have not met, or made satisfactory arrangements to meet, all financial and other obligations to WMCGW, including library book returns and library fines, will not be allowed to register for the next academic term.
WMCGW shall not grant any diploma, transcript, letter of recommendation or any action for placement, until these matters have been resolved. Students will be allowed to graduate only after their financial obligations to WMCGW have been taken care of, or some sort of arrangements has been made.
With regard to appropriate attire, moderation is the key word for WMCGW students. Casual dress is acceptable in the classroom as long as it is neat and modest. Students are to dress appropriately and in good taste at all times.
Students are encouraged to secure medical services, when necessary, from their own physicians. Medical consultations are entirely at student’s own expenses. Special items, such as the cost of prescriptions, hospitalization, ambulance service, x-rays, operating room expenses, dental work, surgery, special nursing or special care for contagious diseases, are also to be paid by the student, when not covered by his/her health insurance.
ON-CAMPUS HARASSMENT & SEXUAL HARASSMENT
The college is committed to maintaining an environment where individuals do not abuse their power or authority in interpersonal relationships. WMCGW provides the following information and procedures for the campus community and visitors:
Harassment is defined as demeaning gestures, repeated verbal attacks, threats that are violent in nature or physical attacks that are directed toward another person. This includes hazing or other dehumanizing actions, harassing, or humiliating an individual. For example, a person harasses another individual when he or she does any of the following:
- Publicly insults another person with gestures of abusive language in a way that may be humiliating or provoke a violent response.
- Subjects another person to offensive physical contact.
- Demonstrates subtle forms of behavior such as offensive posters, caricatures, cartoons, jokes of a sexual or demeaning nature.
- Makes unwelcome advances or verbally attacks another in a harmful or hurtful way.
WMCGW believes that all students, faculty, staff and visitors to the campus should be respected and treated with dignity. Harassment of any sort is prohibited and will not be tolerated.
Sexual Harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is illegal under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for employees and under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for students.
Sexual harassment is defined as unwanted or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other physical or verbal conduct of a sexual nature. Often such conduct occurs in a context of formal or informal power over another person.
This behavior can be verbal, non-verbal or physical and may interfere with one’s academic environment, work, or employment status.
For example, sexual harassment occurs:
- When sub-ministry to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of instruction, employment, or participation in other campus activities; or
- When sub-ministry to or rejection of such conduct by another person is used as a basis for evaluation when making academic or employment decisions that affect an individual; or
- When the purpose of such conduct is to unreasonably interfere with an individual’s academic or work performance or creates a hostile, intimidating or offensive environment; or
- When such conduct includes derogatory jokes or comments, unwelcome flirtations or propositions, threats/demands or subtle pressure to submit to sexual requests, offers of preferential treatment in return for sexual favors, or retaliation for having reported or threatened to report sexual harassment.
Reporting Harassment or Sexual Harassment
If you have witnessed or are the victim of harassment or sexual harassment, immediately report the incident to Student Life. Director of Student Life will conduct an investigation and take appropriate measures to resolve any problem. An appointment is not required under these circumstances. The incident will be investigated expeditiously and in a way that assures confidentiality to the extent feasible.
Be prepared to describe the incident in writing and with sufficient details. The statement must allege actions taken against or towards the victim that constitute harassment or sexual harassment. Include when the incident occurred, who is being charged, and what circumstances, conversations, or witnesses may further define and substantiate the reported problem.
The administrators will make a final judgment based on the merit of the complaint. Steps will be taken to immediately stop inappropriate behavior toward the complainant. Upon conclusion of the investigation, there will be a decision made as to the specific course of action deemed appropriate for the offense(s).
Counseling and support services will be made available to the victim. Assistance with civil or criminal prosecutions will be available through Student Life. No one at the college may retaliate against a person or persons who make a claim of harassment or sexual harassment