1 Student Handbook 2019. Winston-Salem . - 1892 - State University . Winston-Salem State University (WSSU) publishes the Student Handbook bi-annually for the purpose of informing students about their rights, responsibilities and privileges on campus. WSSU does not accept custodial responsibility for any enrolled Student or campus visitor. The WSSU Student Handbook does not constitute a contract between the University and the Student . While policies and programs are presented accurately within this Handbook , the University reserves the right to revise any section or part without notice or obligation.
2 Table of Contents Vice Chancellor's Letter to Students 4 Selected Policies Governing Students 55. Mission Statement 5 Policy on Academic Integrity 55. University Values 5 Alcohol Policy 57. Quick Reference 6 Class Attendance Policy 58. What Every Student Should Know 15 Free Speech Zone Policy 58. History 15 Class Disruption Policy 58. Chief Administrators 16 Cyberbullying 59. Traditions 16 Missing Student Policy 59. Alma Mater 16 Hazing Policy 60. Involuntary Withdrawal Policy 60. Academic Affairs 17 Probation and Suspension Policy 60.
3 Academic Success Counselors 17 Racial Harassment Policy 61. Registration 17 Repetition of Course Policy 61. Grades 18 Release of Student Information 61. Dean's List 18 Sexual Harassment Policy 61. Final Examinations 19 Solicitation and Vending Policy 62. Transfer & Non-Traditional Student Services 20 Tuition Surcharge Policy 63. Enrollment Management & Academic Services 21 Weapons Policy 63. Library Services 21 Weather Policy 64. Diggs Gallery 22 Withdrawal Policy 64. Honors Program 22 Telephone Numbers for Key Services 65. College Level Examination Program 23.
4 Credit for Service in the Armed Forces 23. Independent Studies 23. Student Services 25. Dean of Students 25. Career Development Services 25. Disability Services Information 27. Wellness Center 27. University Counseling Center 27. Pharmacy 28. Student Health Services 28. Financial Aid 29. Housing and Residence Life 30. University Recreation 31. Student Activities & Organizations 31. Student Governance 33. Student Center ( Student Union) 33. Computing on Campus 34. Student Rights, Responsibilities, &Conduct 35. Student Rights and Responsibilities 35.
5 WSSU Student Code of Conduct 36. Student Conduct Council Composition 42. Appeals Process 50. WSSU Student Handbook 2019 3. Welcome to WSSU. Dear WSSU Students: Winston-Salem State University is a community where people from diverse backgrounds are welcomed and embraced. We strive to create a healthy, safe, and productive environment that allows our students to grow and thrive. The WSSU Student Handbook is a valuable resource that provides you with comprehensive information to help you navigate the University during your time here.
6 Please familiarize yourself with the policies, services, rights and responsibilities, and any other information that you deem pertinent to your needs. It is my sincere hope and expectation that you will take the time to read it, place it in a safe place, and refer back to it whenever necessary. Please feel free to reach out to my offce or to any of the resource offces listed in this book to fnd assistance and guidance. Best wishes to all of you, Dr. Mel C Norwood, II. Associate Provost and Vice Chancellor Student Development and Engagement 4 WSSU Student Handbook 2019.
7 University Mission Statement Winston-Salem State University is a comprehensive, historically Black University ofering innovative undergraduate programs and exceptional graduate programs grounded in the tradition of liberal education. Students engage in active and experiential learning ofered through fexible delivery modes. Te University is dedicated to the holistic development of students by faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, and service. As a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina, Winston-Salem State University contributes to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region, and beyond.
8 University Values Student Centeredness - Winston-Salem State University is committed to ensuring that all students achieve academic, personal, and professional development through their education. Te University takes responsibility for creating and sustaining an environment that values students' unique backgrounds and learning abilities, providing a nurturing culture that supports Student success. Excellence - Winston-Salem State University is committed to an uncompromised standard of quality and distinction in teaching, learning, scholarship, service, and operations.
9 Te University advances a dynamic, responsive, and accountable academic community where a desire to achieve the highest standards is evident both among individuals and across the institution. Stewardship - To ensure the highest levels of public trust and confdence, the University is committed to structuring institutional policies, processes, and incentives to ensure highly efcient and reliable operations; professional competence and knowledge; and careful management of resources. Integrity - Winston-Salem State University holds a deep commitment to personal and institutional fairness and honesty to ensure that the welfare of students and the University is placed foremost in all afairs and transactions.
10 Social Justice - Winston-Salem State University believes in a deep individual and institutional responsibility to creatively respond to injustices and to work toward the establishment of just, equitable, and sustainable cultural, economic, political and social principles and practices that afrm the worth, value, and dignity of all people. Trust - Winston-Salem State University is committed to building and reinforcing enduring bonds of goodwill among all members of our community based on an ethic of accountability, fairness, openness, and transparency.