Policies & Procedures
WCC has several policies to make it clear discrimination is not permitted on campus grounds. Below are several policies for review as all statements are directly from the Board of Trustees Policy Manual.
For federal and state laws offering legal protections, see Legal Protections.
The Instructional Division expects all students, staff and faculty to uphold Board Policy 8028 - Policy on Access, Success and Equity for Diverse People, which aims to promote the awareness and appreciation of cultural differences and commonalties among students, community and staff groups -- seeking to build community, unity and learning. Recognizing the growing diversity among our students, staff, and the communities we serve, the college will strive to prepare for a future in which we celebrate the differences in people -- a future in which we not only recognize but realize the benefits of our diversity.
Students have the right to express their thoughts and opinions without fear of reprisal (Freedom of Speech and Expression). Student evaluation shall be determined on an academic basis, not on opinions or conduct in matters unrelated to academic standards. Students should bear in mind that the right to free speech does not include a license to harass or injure others or to disrupt orderly conduct of College classes or operations.
Staff and faculty of the Instructional Division are committed to fostering an environment of inclusivity for all students. In instances in which staff or faculty have an inclusion-related issue regarding a student, the issue may be subject to Board Policy 4095 - Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct Code Policy. Such issues involving WCC students either on-campus, in online learning or virtual spaces, or at off-campus, College-sponsored functions may be subject to Board Policy 4095. Issues involving a student should be reported to the departmental/divisional leader and submitted through Maxient.
In instances in which a student or employee has an inclusion-related issue regarding a staff or faculty member, the issue may be subject to Board Policy 5081 - Policy Prohibiting Discriminatory Harassment. Such complaints involving WCC employees either on-campus, in online learning or virtual spaces, or at off-campus, College-sponsored functions may be subject to Board Policy 5081. Issues involving a staff or faculty member should be reported to the departmental/divisional leader and submitted through Maxient.