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Policies

Honor Code

The honesty, trustworthiness, and personal integrity of each student are integral to the life and purposes of the School of Divinity and of the broad Wake Forest community. When any student signs an application for admission to any of the schools of Wake Forest University, that student agrees to live by the honor system of the University. The mutual commitments and standards of conduct stipulated in the honor system derive from the founding of Wake Forest University and are a cornerstone of community life and relationships.

The School of Divinity participates with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in a Graduate Student Academic Honor Code that sets standards of conduct for academic pursuits. All students in the School of Divinity commit themselves to the following code:

We conduct our academic endeavors with honor, integrity and professionalism. We do our own work, credit the work of others, and provide the full truth about our work.

Violations of the graduate student honor code include: lying, cheating, stealing, vandalism, research misconduct, or failure to report an Honor Code violation by any graduate student in his or her academic pursuits or within the university community.

In most cases, allegation of violations are handled by the Graduate Honor Council, which includes both faculty and student representatives from the Graduate School and the School of Divinity. In some situations, allegations of violations may be handled by the administration and the faculty of the School of Divinity.

>> Honor Code Policy

>> Honor Code Panel

For more information contact the Office of Academic Affairs of the School of Divinity.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are:

  1. Right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the University receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar, dean, head of the academic department, or other appropriate official, written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The University official will make arrangements for access and notify the students of the time and place where the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the University official to whom the request was submitted, that official shall advise the student of the correct official to whom the request should be made.
     
  2. The right to request amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the University to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. The student should write the University official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the University decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the University will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.
     
  3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosures without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the University in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement personnel and health staff); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks; or a person, company, or governmental unit with whom the University has contracted to perform duties or services involving education records. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the University discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

    The following information regarding students is considered directory information: (1) name, (2) address, (3) telephone number, (4) electronic mail addresses, (5) date and place of birth, (6) major field of study, (7) enrollment status (undergraduate or graduate, full or part-time), (8) grade level, (9) participation in officially recognized activities and sports, (10) weight and height of members of athletic teams, (11) dates of attendance, (12) degrees and awards received, (13) the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student, and (14) other similar information such as a photograph. Directory information may be disclosed by Wake Forest for any purpose in its discretion without the consent of the student. Students have the right to refuse to permit the designation of any or all of the above information as directory information. In that case, this information will not be disclosed except with the consent of the student, or as otherwise allowed by FERPA.

    Any student refusing to have any or all of the designated directory information disclosed must file written notification to this effect with this institution at the Office of the Registrar. Forms are available at that office.

    If a refusal is not filed, Wake Forest assumes that a parent student does not object to the release of the directory information designated.
     

  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the University to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.
University Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

Wake Forest University expects all members of its community to act in respectful and responsible ways towards each other.  Wake Forest University is committed to providing programs, activities and an educational environment free from sex discrimination. This Student Sexual Misconduct Policy sets forth resources available to students, describes prohibited conduct, and establishes procedures for responding to reports of sexual misconduct (including sexual assault, sexual harassment, and other unwelcome sexual behavior).

As a recipient of Federal funds, Wake Forest is required to comply with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S. C. § 1681 et seq. (“Title IX”), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities.  Sexual misconduct, as defined in this Policy, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

This policy addresses complaints of sexual misconduct where the accused is a student of Wake Forest University. Complaints relating to sexual misconduct by a member of the University faculty or staff may be reported to the University’s Title IX Coordinator. Details regarding Wake Forest’s policy directed at sexual harassment by employees may be found at http://www.wfu.edu/hr/policies/II-3.pdf

The University makes this policy and educational opportunities readily available to all students and other members of the University community.  A full version of the policy is available on the School of Divinity website.

 

Important Contacts

Campus Advocacy and Support Services              336.758.5285

Assistance available to all students 24-hours       

 

University Title IX Coordinator                        336.758.4010   

Angela Culler, Asst. VP, HR Services and Compliance       culleraa@wfu.edu

 

Reynolda Campus Resources

Student Health Service                                                336.758.5218

24-hours when school is in session, excluding summer  

                                   

University Police                                                          336.758.5911

 

University Counseling Center                                        336.758.5273

For emergencies after hours, contact Student Health Service

 

University Chaplain                                                      336.758.5017

For emergencies after hours, contact Student Health Service

 

PREPARE Student Advocates                                        336.671.7075

Available 24-hours to undergraduate students during Fall and Spring

semesters when school is in session

 

Office of the Dean of Student Services                      336.758.5226

 

Residence Life and Housing                                          336.758.5185

 

Wake Forest Compliance Hotline                                  877.880.7888

 

Medical Center Campus Resources

Student Wellness Center                                              336.713.7002

 

Associate Dean for Student Services                           336.716.4271

 

Medical Center Security                                              336.716.3305


Community Resources

Sexual Assault Response Program                                 336.722-4457

24 hour rape crisis service sponsored by Family Services

 

Forsyth Medical Center Emergency Dept.                     336.718-2001

 

WF Baptist Medical Center Emergency Dept.                336.713-9000

 

Winston-Salem Police or Forsyth County                      911

            Sheriff’s Department