Community Standards

Housed within the Office of Residence Life, the Community Standards process is dedicated to supporting and advancing the academic and personal growth of students by contributing to the development of a healthy and safe living environment conducive to learning.

Our Community Standards philosophy focuses on education, focusing on student learning through individual growth and accountability of behavior. Wingate University believes that all students contribute to learning opportunities within the community experience. Each student is expected to maintain a high level of responsibility and accountability to further the University’s educational mission. Our primary goals are to help encourage students to be successful and provide a positive community.

We recognize that good people make poor choices. Part of our role is to help educate our students to make better choices. The conduct process and sanctions for violation of rules and regulations are designed for guidance or correction of behavior and to protect the rights of other students within the university community, rather than for punishment.

Our Expectations

The policies and regulations for Wingate University students can be found in the Student Handbook. We have an expectation that our students will read it and become familiar with our community standards. We want our students to be empowered to make better choices by educating themselves on our policies and expectations.

Wingate University seeks to foster a community of caring. We expect our students to look out for one another and help each other make good decisions. By stepping up for our community, we create an environment that promotes acceptance, inclusiveness, and safety.

Community Standards Process

If you have been documented for an alleged policy violation, please contact Associate Director of Residence Life, Adrienne Beatty at 704-233-8649 to schedule your hearing. Business hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm.

Sexual Misconduct Information

Wingate University takes all reports and complaints of sexual misconduct very seriously. Wingate strives to be a community free of any sexual misconduct by providing educational training, thematic programing, bystander training and clear expectations for community behavior and values. Wingate University has also designed policies and procedures that strongly encourage community members to report student sexual misconduct, seek help and support, pursue criminal and/or disciplinary actions and take action against potential sexual misconduct.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

Sexual Misconduct Quick Reporting Guide

Sexual Misconduct Survivor Packet - A booklet of information and resources for survivors (of friend of) of sexual misconduct to outline reporting options, care practices and the university's stance on policies on sexual misconduct behavior.

Main Contact Information:

Chris Powell, Associate Director of Residence Life

704-233-8649/ c.powell@wingate.edu

Submit an Incident Report

Services: General community standards questions, Student Handbook, parental consultation, Honor Council, parking appeals, reports of sexual misconduct