• Student Rights and Responsibilities - The policies and procedures related to students are developed and enforced to ensure that all students have a positive educational experience while attending the College, and that the College operates in a manner that fulfills its mission.
  • Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex/gender in educational programs and activities.

Policies and Procedures

  • Academic honesty and integrity by students are essential elements of academic endeavors, including the free exchange of ideas and knowledge.
  • College Procedures – Craven Community College is committed to maintaining and promoting a safe, respectful campus environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence.
  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy - Craven Community College prohibits the unlawful use, distribution, manufacture, dispense, or sale of any illicit drug or alcohol while on College property or as part of any College-sponsored activities.
  • The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time jobs for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses.  Craven’s work-study program exists to stimulate and promote the learning skills, responsibilities, and attitudes related to the world of work in an educational setting by combining learning with work that will transfer into careers and vocations after college.
  • Interim Removal from Class, Laboratory, or Instructional Facility Procedure – This procedure establishes steps for students, faculty, and staff/administrative personnel to follow when a student is temporarily removed from a classroom, laboratory, or other instructional facility because of a violation of the College’s student conduct guidelines.
  • Intellectual Property Ownership Policy - Craven Community College encourages the creation of intellectual property and has a policy that governs the respective ownership rights of the college and all of its faculty, staff, students, and other individuals officially associated with the college.
  • The College President establishes and supervises online social media networking sites limited to official College business and initiatives.
  • The possession of weapons is strictly prohibited on the College premises or at any College-sponsored event.
  • Religious Observance Policy allows each student to have two excused absences each academic year for religious observances required by the faith of the student. The absences may be taken on separate or consecutive days, and shall not be taken consistent with the administrative rules governing attendance or courses.
  • Residency Appeal Procedure - In order to qualify for the resident tuition rate, North Carolina law (G.S. 116-143.1) requires that a legal resident must have maintained domicile in North Carolina for at least 12 consecutive months prior to the start of the semester, and must meet appropriate criteria to qualify for the in-state tuition rate. Due to the implementation of Session Law 2013-360, the state of North Carolina has introduced the Residency Determination Service (RDS), in coordination with other NC community colleges and universities, as the centralized service for determining residency for students. All applicants to NC community colleges and universities will complete the online RDS interview as part of their process for admission.
  • The purpose of the Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment Policy is to help the College maintain a working and learning environment free from sexual and other unlawful harassment, to provide students with information on how to register a complaint with the College if they believe they have been the subject of sexual or other unlawful harassment, and to provide guidelines for the prompt and equitable resolution of harassment complaints.
  • Student Appeal Procedures are available to students who wish to respond to or appeal certain disciplinary actions, residency classifications, decisions regarding the content of their education records, and their driving eligibility status.
  • Student Conduct – Students are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that promotes and supports both the student’s and the College’s educational endeavors and objectives.
  • Student Disciplinary Procedures - The College publishes a Student Code of Conduct (Code) to educate individuals about their rights and responsibilities as members of the student body. When a student’s conduct departs from the expectations delineated by the Code (with the exception of Academic Honesty, which is addressed by College Procedure 3.3.1) and adversely affects the College’s teaching and learning environment, this procedure sets forth appropriate student sanctions and disciplinary actions that may be used to resolve the behavior and guide students to learn from their mistakes.
  • The Student Grievances Procedure provides an equitable and orderly process to resolve grievances other than grade, tuition, or residency appeals by students at Craven Community College.
  • Student Records and Privacy Rights The College is committed to the protection of the privacy of students and their education records and the College’s compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Tuition Refund and Appeal Procedure – To be eligible for a refund, students must do one of the following on or before the published last day to drop for tuition refund each semester: drop the classes(es) through the web, or execute an official drop form which will be processed by the Records Office, or provide written permission to a representative who acts on behalf of the student.


  • Campus Security provides a safe, secure environment consistent with the educational goals of this diverse institution, to enhance the wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, and visitors, and to protect all College property.
  • Sexual Assault Prevention Program – The Board directs the College President to implement a sexual assault program that will discourage sexual assault and assist victims of sexual assault.
  • Craven CC Alerts notify students of emergency situations, as well as important information regarding closings and delays.

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