Student Handbook

Student Handbook

Printable version (PDF)

*Addendums to the printable version of the Student Handbook are available here:

Table of Contents

  1. President's Message
  2. Campus Information
    1. Academic Calendar
    2. Campus Directory
    3. Campus Map
    4. Delayed Opening Schedule
  3. Policies and Procedures
    1. Academic Regulations
      1. Academic Load and Credits
      2. Academic Honors
      3. Academic Standing
      4. FERPA
      5. Grading System
      6. Grade Reports
      7. Graduation Requirements
      8. No-Show Policy
      9. Repeating a Course
      10. Withdrawal Policy
    2. College Policies and Procedures
      1. Children on Campus
      2. Copyright Policy
      3. Intellectual Property Materials
      4. Parking Policy
      5. Pets on Campus
      6. Release of Directory Information
      7. Sexual Misconduct
      8. Smoking Policy
      9. Substance Abuse Policy
      10. Weather - Closing Process
    3. Campus and Workplace Violence Prevention
    4. Computer Use Policy
    5. Student Conduct Policies and Procedures
      1. Student Rights/Responsibilities
      2. Student Conduct
      3. Disciplinary Policies
      4. Student Conduct Committee Procedure
    6. Student Grievance Procedure
    7. Tuition and Financial Policy
      1. Refunds
      2. Eligibility for In-State Tuition
      3. Bookstore Refunds
      4. Suspension for Nonpayment
  4. Services and Resources
    1. Academic Support
    2. Campus Police and Safety
    3. Financial Aid and Scholarships
  5. Student Life and Activities
    1. Student Life
    2. Clubs and Organizations
    3. Honors Organizations

The statements and provisions in the Student Handbook are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and the college. The college reserves the right to change, when warranted, any of the provisions, schedules, calendars, programs, courses, or fees, as might be required. Supplements may be issued to his document as necessary by the college. It is the policy of the Virginia Community College System and Virginia Western Community College to maintain and promote equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, or other non-merit factors. For further information, contact the Title IX Coordinator in Chapman Hall, Room 102, 857-6348 or the Section 504 Coordinator, Student Center, Room 102, 857-7286. TTY number is (800) 855-2880 all users: 711.