We welcome you into the community of learning here at Catawba Valley Community College! CVCC is an innovative, comprehensive community college that fosters and promotes a multitude of learning experiences, enabling and empowering its students, faculty, staff, and stakeholders to identify, and to serve higher purposes in their lives and in their communities.
The vision of Catawba Valley Community College is to be validated and recognized in the achievement of its missions as the statewide, regional, and national standard of excellence for programs, services, and facilities.
College policies and procedures are applicable to all students enrolled at CVCC, whether part time, full time, auditing or special credit. These policies and procedures are outlined on our web sites at CVCC Policies and CVCC Procedures. Please contact Student Services if you have questions about college policies or procedures. Information contained in this document is subject to change without notice. CVCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.
As a member institution of the North Carolina Community College system, Catawba Valley Community College recognizes students' rights as established within state and federal statutes. The College also recognizes various student rights and responsibilities as defined and established within CVCC Policies. It is important that all students read and become familiar with CVCC Policies and this Student Resource Guide in order to understand student rights and responsibilities.
These same Student Rights and Responsibilities are contained within relevant sections of the College Catalog.
CVCC is designated as a public place and therefore, you may be photographed at sporting events, student government events, classrooms, labs, campus buildings, public places, or other campus related activities on any of the sites associated with CVCC. Your likeness may appear in any CVCC communication.
It is the responsibility of each student enrolled in one or more classes to understand the contents of this Student Resource Guide. A printed copy of the Student Resource Guide is available upon request in Student Services. Per the College Catalog, a person is classified as a student when admission requirements are met and registration for classes has occurred that cause:
A person continues to be a student by attending class and making progress toward completion of the course objectives. A person is no longer a student in a particular class when she or he has exceeded the number of absences allowed in the class or is graded with a Withdrawal Passing (WP) or Withdrawal Failing (WF). If this occurs in all classes during a particular semester, the person is no longer a student for that semester at the point in time when the last transaction occurred. A person is a visitor when not a student. Students are entitled to due process. Visitors are not afforded due process.
» Lost and Found - The College Switchboard, located on the first floor of the Student Services Bldg., serves as the central location for items that have been found on campus. It is a good idea to mark your name on all items you bring to campus.
» Tobacco Free Campus -Failure to comply with this policy will result in disciplinary action in accordance with the “Student Code of Conduct” policy and for faculty and staff, the “Policies and Procedures Manual.”
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