Student Handbook


2021-2022 Student Handbook

The Student Handbook is an official publication of North Carolina Wesleyan College. It is designed to assist each member of our college community in realizing the importance of mutual responsibility and support for the policies, traditions, and future growth of North Carolina Wesleyan College. The Student Handbook is also intended to help new students become integrated into the Wesleyan community. It contains pertinent information and instructions regarding conduct in order that one may fully participate in and enjoy the co- curricular as well as curricular environments of the College. Thus, it is our hope that the Student Handbook will give you guidance and direction as you chart a college career at North Carolina Wesleyan College.

NORTH CAROLINA WESLEYAN COLLEGE STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) prepares students for responsible participation in their communities, professional advancement, and life-long learning. The College provides degree programs and other educational opportunities for residential, commuting, and adult students. The liberal arts are the foundation of Wesleyan’s curriculum for all undergraduate degree programs. Instruction emphasizes critical thinking, analytical reasoning, reading, and writing, speaking, making informed ethical decisions, and using the new information technologies. Students choose from a variety of majors, all of which help prepare students for rewarding personal lives, good citizenship, and productive careers.

The program in Rocky Mount for residential and commuting students emphasizes small classes and individual attention. It also provides strong student support services and encourages student development through co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The Adult Degree Program is designed for students who wish to strengthen their academic background, enhance their professional knowledge and skills, and advance their careers. It is tailored to the learning styles and schedules of working adults.

The College has a special commitment to the Rocky Mount area and to eastern North Carolina. Through individual faculty, staff, and alumni activity, and through its educational and cultural programs, the College promotes the development of the region. The Wesleyan community includes students from diverse cultural and racial backgrounds. The College works to create an environment in which students, faculty, and staff come together in a dynamic learning community. It understands the increasing importance of a global perspective and of helping students learn to function effectively in a complex society.

Consistent with the motto of the college, “Wisdom and courage through Christian education,” NC Wesleyan strives to provide students with a holistic education that enhances their growth spiritually, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. While Wesleyan serves students of many religious backgrounds, NCWC embraces its heritage as a Private “Christian” institution affiliated with the UnitedMethodist Church and endeavors to equip students with a Christian world view and values reflective of that and our motto.

 

PURPOSE OF THE STUDENT HANDBOOK

The Student Handbook is an official publication of North Carolina Wesleyan College. It is designed to assist each member of our college community in realizing the importance of mutual responsibility and support for the policies, traditions, and future growth of North Carolina Wesleyan College. The Student Handbook is also intended to help new students become integrated into the Wesleyan community. It contains pertinent information and instructions regarding conduct in order that one may fully participate in and enjoy the co- curricular as well as curricular environments of the College. Thus, it is our hope that the Student Handbook will give you guidance and direction as you chart a college career at North Carolina Wesleyan College. The College reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any of its policies or procedure for the betterment of the Wesleyan community. This publication is produced annually to keep the faculty, staff, and students informed of updates. Policies may be amended anytime during the year.

New policies will be in effect for enforcement upon official notification to the student body. Official notification can be in the form of flyers, emails, or changes to the electric version of the Student Handbook located on the College’s Website.