This Consumer Information requirement enables the College to fulfill students’ right to know and to provide them with assistance in making informed choices regarding the institution they desire to attend. The information is organized below by category, and each category may include details on this page as well as links to other pages or sites where the appropriate information is to be found. Although much of the information below already appears in the various sections of the RCC website, this page lists the categories of ‘consumer information’ that are to be communicated each year. If you have questions, please direct them to Gerri Hunt, Director of Public Information by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; by phone at 336-342-4261 ext. 2170; by mail at P.O. Box 38, Wentworth, NC 27375; or in person at the Public Information Office, located in the Administration Building on the RCC campus in Wentworth.
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Information about the College
Information related to the College’s accreditation, current programs of study, certificates/diplomas/degrees offered, admission policies, credit transfer policies, and lists of faculty and administrative personnel, can be accessed in the Rockingham Community College Catalog. The Catalog may be obtained by visiting the Student Development Division in the Whitcomb Student Center. You may also obtain information regarding the College’s High School Equivalency program.
Articulation and Collaborative Agreements
Rockingham Community College participates in a Comprehensive Articulation Agreement between the NC Community College System and University of North Carolina System with regard to transfer of credits. Information is available in the RCC Catalog on pages 68-71.
Complaint Process for Students
It is the aim of Rockingham Community College to resolve student complaints and grievances in a manner that is orderly, non-threatening, and equitable. Students may file a complaint or grievance if they believe that an existing college policy has been misinterpreted, misapplied, or violated. This includes an allegation of discrimination based upon race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or other personal characteristics.
For all types of complaints or grievances, students are first urged to seek resolution of the matter informally with the other individual who may be the subject of the complaint or grievance. Informal resolution of a complaint is always recommended as the desired step prior to taking formal action.
Complaints or grievances regarding final course grades are resolved according to the RCC Grade Appeal Policy, which is outlined in the RCC Catalog. Complaints regarding sexual harassment may be submitted to the Director of Human Resources (in the event the allegation involves a college employee), or to the Vice President for Student Development (in the event the allegation involves another student). Students filing a complaint or grievance pertaining to disability services are to use the Section 504/ADA Grievance Procedure, described online at the RCC website under Accessibility Services.
For complaints or grievances other than those types described above that are not resolved informally, students are to use the formal Student Grievance Procedure for both academic and non-academic complaints. This procedure is described in the RCC Catalog and Student Handbook, and grievance forms and information are also found on the RCC web site under ‘Student Services.’ The formal process requires a student to provide the complaint or grievance in writing according to the grievance procedure.
If the complaint cannot be resolved after exhausting RCC’s grievance procedure, a student may file a complaint to the Director of Licensure:
UNC General Administration
910 Raleigh Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2688
Complaints concerning any of the 58 North Carolina community colleges may also be submitted to the Senior Vice President, Programs and Student Services/Chief Academic Officer for the North Carolina Community College System:
5016 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-5016
Rockingham Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.
Questions about the accreditation of Rockingham Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( www.sacscoc.org ).
Information related to student financial aid includes: the cost of attending school, descriptions of need-based and non-need-based financial aid, procedures to apply for financial aid, eligibility requirements, student rights and responsibilities, the criteria for selection of recipients and awarding of funds, disbursement of funds, refund and repayment policies, satisfactory academic progress for financial aid recipients, appeal procedures, financial aid for students abroad, and VA/military benefits. This information is available on the Financial Aid Office page on the RCC website. Additional information on RCC’s financial aid program is available.
Rockingham Community College is located on 274 acres in Wentworth, at the center of Rockingham County, North Carolina. The college has a number of facilities dedicated to serving the training and education needs of our students. Instructional facilities include 18 buildings. Included in these are the Gerald B. James Library, a gymnasium, and the Advanced Technologies Building, with a 247-seat auditorium. Other facilities include the Whitcomb Student Center, the Administration Building, the Apple Amphitheater, the Maintenance Building, and athletic fields. RCC’s campus map is available for you to print and view.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Information on the College’s services to students with disabilities may be found on the Accessibility Services page of the RCC website.
Retention, Completion, and Graduation
Information that relates to student retention, completion, and graduation rates is available online at the National Center for Education Statistics.
Information regarding textbooks is available on the RCC Bookstore page through the RCC website. This information includes textbooks required or recommended for courses, ISBN numbers of these books, retail prices, and related information.
RCC annually reports information on student participation in intercollegiate athletics in its Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) report. The College reports participation of student-athletes in the institution’s athletics program. RCC does not provide athletic grants to student-athletes.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Policies
The College’s policy regarding drug and alcohol use and the designation of the College as a drug-free workplace are found in the following locations online: the RCC Catalog and Student Handbook and the RCC Faculty-Staff Handbook located in the Employee Portal. This information includes the policy regarding conduct and sanctions for violation of the policy. Additional resources regarding the health and safety effects and risks of drug and alcohol use/abuse, as well as resources available to students and employees, is available in the RCC Student Handbook and the RCC Employee Handbook.
Campus Safety and Security
Annually, RCC completes its annual campus safety and security report available on the Campus Safety and Security page. This report provides statistics for the past three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on or around the campus. Additional statistics in this regard may be found online at the National Center for Education Statistics website. Since RCC is a non-residential community college, students come and go from campus freely. If the College is made aware of the possibility of a missing student, RCC officials will cooperate and assist law enforcement authorities as fully as possible.
For regular admissions purposes, RCC does not require immunization and medical records for domestic students. Specific programs may require vaccinations. This information is available in the respective health sciences admission and program information published in the RCC Catalog and in admissions information packets available in the Office of Admissions.