Student Resource Guide
It is the responsibility of each student enrolled in one or more classes at CVCC to understand and refer to the Student Resource Guide for general information and Campus Policies and Procedures.
Catawba Valley Community College is a comprehensive learning community that provides a multitude of collegiate, industrial and vocational, and life-skills and personal enrichment experiences, empowering all of its constituents to:
- Identify and champion higher purposes in their lives and in their communities,
- Value teamwork with a global community by respecting the power of diversity and inclusivity, and
- Live as a contributing member and leader within society
The vision of Catawba Valley Community College is to be validated and recognized in the achievement of its mission as the statewide, regional, and national standard of excellence for programs, services, and facilities.
Statement of Core Values
Catawba Valley Community College promotes student success and quality stakeholder engagement by demonstrating excellence in teaching, instilling a passion for life-long learning, and creating premier economic and workforce development. All CVCC employees are committed to and accountable for a college environment built on a foundation of professionalism, integrity, and ethics, to foster global and diverse perspectives within a safe, secure, and inclusive college community.
College Policies and Procedures
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, Procedures and this Student Resource Guide in order to understand student rights and responsibilities. Students should refer to Quick Links on MyCVCC Portal as an additional source of information.
These same Student Rights and Responsibilities are contained within relevant sections of the College Catalog.
CVCC is designated 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 or on social media.
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:
- tuition and fees to be paid (or encumbered by waiver, financial aid, third party payment, etc.) and
- 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). 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
II. Code of Conduct
III. Safety and Security
IV. Campus Resources for Success
V. Other General Information
» Lost and Found - The College Switchboard, located on the first floor of the Student Services building., 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.”