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Student Resource Guide

Student Resource Guide at Catawba Valley Community College. It is the responsibility of each student enrolled in one or more classes to understand the contents of this Student Resource Guide.

Our College Mission

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.

Our College Core Values

  1. Student Success
  2. Excellence in Teaching and Lifelong Learning
  3. Economic and Workforce Development
  4. Quality Stakeholder Engagement
  5. Global Perspectives
  6. Embracing Diversity
  7. Integrity and Ethics

Our College Vision

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.

» Notice of Non-discrimination

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

  1. tuition and fees to be paid (or encumbered by waiver, financial aid, third party payment, etc.) and
  2. the person enters and attends the class(es).

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.


I. Academic Policy

» Academic Honesty

» Advanced Placement Test

» Animals on Campus

» Attendance Policy

» Auditing Courses

» Children on Campus

» Credit from other Institutions

» Disability Policies

» Disability Information

» Email Communications

» Free Speech, Public Assembly, and Distribution

» Grading System

» Grade and Grade Changes Policy

» Student Due Process Policy

» Honors and High Honors (graduation)

» Honors and High Honors (fall and spring semester)

» International Students

» Placement Testing Policy

» Placement Testing Information

» Plagiarism and Cheating

» Right to Privacy and Information (FERPA)

» Satisfactory Academic Process

» Solicitation

» Student Records Transcripts

» Visitors on Campus

» Withdrawal from Classes

II. Code of Conduct

» Conduct Expectations

III. Safety and Security

» Campus Safety and Security

» Crime Alerts

» Campus Crime Statistics Report

» Emergency Alert App

» Annual Security Report

» Safety Tips

» Sexual Assault

» Sexual Harassment

» Weapons/Firearms on Campus

IV. Campus Resources for Success

» Advising Center

» Disability Policies

» Disability Information

» Learning Assistance Center (LAC) and Writing Center

» Library

» Peer Mentoring

V. Other General Information

» Athletics

» Multipurpose Complex

» Photo ID


» My CVCC Portal

» Fitness Center

» CVCC OneCard

» Student Discounts at Local Businesses

» Campus Clubs and Organizations

» Career Services

» Computer Usage and Labs

» Alcoholic Beverages

» Illegal Drugs/Controlled Substances

» Tobacco Products

» Email Account

» 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.

» Multicultural Affairs Office

» Residency Issues

» Student Government Association

» Parking

» 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.”

» In State Tuition

» Tuition Fee Policy

» Tuition Payment/Refund Policies

» Tuition Payment/Refund Business Office Information


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