As members of the learning community at Wallace Community College, students have a number of rights, privileges, and responsibilities. Those rights and privileges include the right to sound and professionally presented instructional programs and the right to due process in instances involving disciplinary actions or academic grievances.
The Code of Student Conduct is the standard of conduct by which students and organizations are expected to abide. They shall be aware of the Code and know they will be held accountable for its provisions. By enrolling at the College, a student or organization neither relinquishes rights nor escapes the responsibilities of local, state, or federal laws and regulations. The College has an interest in maintaining an environment that is conducive to its educational mission as well as the health, safety, and well-being of all students and other individuals. Students and organizations are obligated to abide by the rules and policies established by the College. Students at the College are considered responsible adults, serious of purpose, and enrolled for the primary purpose of furthering educational goals. It is assumed that students enrolling at the College are mature, have a desire for constructive learning, and are attending with that purpose in mind. Common courtesy and cooperation are expected of all students. Interference, injury, or intentional attempt to injure or interfere with the personal or property rights of any person–whether a student, member of the College community, or a visitor to the College–is strictly prohibited.
Note: Faculty, staff members, and students should note that any expectation of confidentiality does not include any illegal act. Faculty and staff members are required to notify law enforcement and College officials when they learn of a criminal act.