Student-Related Services & Activities
Our vision is to eliminate barriers and create opportunities that enable all students to experience success. Our actions are guided by these values:
- The well-being of all students
- Innovation in problem solving
- The positive affirmation of student achievement
- Professionalism and ethical behavior
- Cooperative and collaborative efforts that include enthusiasm, respect, and humor
Our mission is to advance the overall mission of the college by providing programs and services that foster academic success, student development, and campus community.
All Wake Tech curriculum programs, as well as Workforce Continuing Education’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET) and Barbering programs are approved by the North Carolina State Approving agency for use of GI Bill® benefits. Students who are currently serving on Active duty, Retired, Ready Reservists, North Carolina National Guard members, spouses and children of deceased or 100-percent disabled Veterans or dependents in receipt of transferred Post 9/11GI Bill entitlement, are all classified as "Veterans." Veterans who wish to use their G.I. Bill education benefits must first establish their eligibility with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by submitting the appropriate application form at www.gibill.va.gov. Veterans separated from service with an Honorable Discharge usually qualify for education benefits which provide, in general, 36 months of full-time training.
Veterans who have served on active duty on or after September 11, 2001, may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits. Benefits are payable for training on or after August 1, 2009. More information about these benefits is available at www.gibill.va.gov.
Active duty military personnel are also eligible for education benefits under the G.I. Bill. Interested persons should contact their duty station Education Officer for details before applying for admission to the college.
Veterans will not be certified for VA benefits until all entrance/admissions criteria are met. Wake Tech Certifying Officials require "official" transcripts from high school and other institutions of higher learning to expedite the certification process. Additionally, we request copies of the DD-214 and VA Certificate of Eligibility. Reservist and members of the National Guard also must submit the Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE). Veterans using GI Bill benefits are encouraged to apply for Federal Financial Aid. Veterans attending Wake Tech under the G.I. Bill receive a monthly reimbursement from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The reimbursement is based on course load; for example, a veteran carrying a full-time load would be eligible for the full benefit. To receive the full benefit, the veteran must be enrolled at the full time rate for the particular semester. Veterans should contact a Wake Tech VA Certifying Official, located on Southern Wake Campus in the Student Services Building, room 143, or Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building C, room 217, for more information.
Veterans are afforded the same rights as any Wake Tech student and must meet the same academic requirements and standards. Veterans must meet the grade-point average (GPA) standards established in Wake Tech's Academic Probation and Suspension policy. A veteran failing to meet GPA standards at the end of a term will be placed on probation. A veteran failing to meet those standards at the end of the next term in attendance will have VA enrollment certification terminated and benefits suspended. Enrollment certification will not be restored until GPA standards are met, or upon approval of a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal (SAP) Form.
Any changes to a veteran's enrollment must be immediately reported to the Wake Tech VA Certifying Official. Reporting delays or omissions can adversely affect future benefits. Veterans dropped or withdrawn for any reason will be immediately reported to the VA, and appropriate adjustments will be made.
Veterans receiving VA education benefits may enroll in non-traditional courses (including Internet, online or hybrid courses) provided that:
- The course or courses are required by their current program of study.
- The veteran has met with the VA Certifying Official to discuss policies and procedures before registering for a course.
- The veteran has reviewed the Distance Education Student Self-Assessment on the Wake Tech website (or in the schedule of classes) to determine if suited for distance learning.
There is no additional charge for enrolling in non-traditional courses.
Online remedial courses cannot be certified for GI Bill benefits.
For more information about veterans’ educational benefits, visit http://veterans.waketech.edu.
Veteran Services Office Hours and Locations
Southern Wake Campus
Student Services Building (SSB), Room 143
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00am - 5:00 p.m (by appointment only after 2:00p.m.)
Scott Northern Wake Campus
Building C, Room 217
Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00am - 5:00 p.m (by appointment only after 2:00p.m.)
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Student Centers have been established on all Wake Tech campuses for students to study, relax, and get refreshments. The centers may include televisions, vending machines, computers, and other services, depending on the needs of the campus. Student Centers are located on the Southern Wake Campus (Building L), the Scott Northern Wake Campus (Building B), the Perry Health Sciences Campus (Health Education Building 2), Western Wake Campus (2nd floor), the Public Safety Education Campus (room 1420) and the RTP Campus (RTP1).
When using the Wake Tech Student Centers:
Keep noise of all kinds to a minimum.
- Talk quietly
- Use earphones for electronic devices
- Do not play musical instruments unless authorized for a special event
Help to keep centers clean and accessible for all.
- Place trash and recyclables in appropriate receptacles
- Do not move furniture or tamper with equipment not designated for student use
Respect yourself and others.
- Wear appropriate clothing, including shirts and shoes (See Student Dress and Hygiene Policy)
- Refrain from profane or obscene language and behavior
- Do not engage in violent or aggressive behavior of any kind, including, but not limited to the following: hitting, wrestling, play fighting, or throwing objects
Failure to comply with the guidelines above will result in the loss of student center privileges for a period of time and the incident reported to the Student Conduct Officer. A second offense will result in loss of privileges for an extended period of time and additional sanction(s) from the Student Conduct Officer.
Public telephones are conveniently located on all campuses for students desiring to make telephone calls. A courtesy phone for student use is located on the Southern Wake Campus in the Student Development Office in Student Services Building 128. A courtesy phone is located at the front desk in the lobby of Building A on the North Campus. Students are not permitted to use any other office telephones for personal calls.
Since the College does not have access to an intercom system or a messenger service, staff members will not deliver a message to a student unless it is determined to be an emergency. In an emergency, an individual who calls for a student must state the nature of the emergency; someone in Security Services will look up the student's schedule and attempt to contact him/her immediately.
The purpose of this policy is to provide a standard procedure for the storage and disposal of lost or unclaimed items on the premises of Wake Technical Community College. Whenever possible, the owner of such items will be contacted first.
The following guidelines apply:
- Any lost or unclaimed item deemed unsafe or unsanitary will be discarded immediately.
- Food and other perishable items, lunch bags, and thermoses will be discarded after 24 hours.
- State ID cards, credit or debit cards, or anything with an identifying name will be shredded and discarded after two (2) business weeks. Attempts will be made to contact the student/individual by Wake Tech e-mail and/or phone number on record. Cards turned in will be kept in a secure location.
- College Student ID's are turned into Campus Police/Student ID Office within two (2) business days.
- Clothing, backpacks, and other personal items will be donated to charity or discarded after 30 business days.
- Cell phones and other personal electronic devices will be recycled after 30 business days.
- USB's will be checked for personal data to locate the owner. After 30 business days, the USB will be cleared of all data and donated.
- Keys will be discarded after 30 business days.
- Cash will be documented and donated to the Nest/Food Pantry on the campus where found after 30 business days.
Items valued at more than $200 (laptops, purses, jewelry, etc.) will be recorded in a log and locked in a secure storage area accessible only to an authorized WTCC employee. Items may be reclaimed only by someone providing identification and proof of ownership.
"Lost and Found" repositories are located in the reception areas on most campuses, with these exceptions: Southern Wake Campus repository is in Building L, Room 137-G; the Northern Wake Campus repository is located in Building B, Room NB 150; Research Triangle Park Campus repository is located in RTP1, Room 150.
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the campus organization that represents the interests of all Wake Tech students. Each curriculum student enrolled at Wake Technical Community College is required to pay the Student Administration Fee and shall be a member of the Wake Technical Community College Student Government Association and governed by its rules and regulations.
Visit http://studentactivities.waketech.edu/clubs/sga to learn more about Wake Tech's SGA.
The Office of Student Development supports and encourages professional organizations and clubs at Wake Technical Community College. Professional organizations and clubs give students a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills, network with professionals in a given field of study, and get involved. Students interested in joining a club should visit the Office of Student Activities in the Student Services Building on Southern Wake Campus.
A complete listing of clubs is available online at http://studentactivities.waketech.edu/clubs/.
Guidelines for Organizational Approval
All student organizations must be approved by the college through the Office of Student Development. The following are procedural guidelines for obtaining new student organization approval:
Students wishing to create a new organization must request an application from the Director of Student Activities. The application period for establishing a new organization is spring semester; applications received during the fall semester will be considered for approval for the following academic year. The application must include the name of the organization, its purpose, objectives, recommendation for a faculty advisor, procedures for electing officers, means and methods for financing, and other information as requested by the Dean of Student Development.
The organization must receive approval from the Director of Student Activities, the Dean of Student Development, the Senior Vice President of Student Services, and the President of the college before becoming an official college organization.
The mission of Wake Tech's athletics program is to enhance the college experience for all students by promoting fitness, building awareness of the importance of lifelong physical activity, and developing character and leadership ability through athletic activities and events. Wake Tech encourages all students to participate in athletics, develop athletic skills and abilities, and strive to realize their full potential.
The program offers high-quality instruction and support services with the collaborative efforts of faculty, staff, administration, trustees, and the community. Wake Tech offers equal opportunity for all in compliance with the regulations of Title IX and adheres to an established code of conduct for all athletes and program participants.
Wake Tech is a proud member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), Region X.
The Military and Veterans Resource Center, located at the Scott Northern Wake Campus, Building C, room 206, and the Veterans Zone, located at the Southern Wake Campus, Building N, room 137, were created to provide Wake Tech student veterans and their family members with a “safe zone,” a unique academic and social environment in which they can engage and interact. The Centers offer a variety of resources and services to assist and support veterans, to ensure their success in academic and other endeavors. These resources and services include a computer lab, an activity center, counseling services, and connections to programs such as Veterans Upward Bound, NCServes, GoalFriends, Hire Heroes USA, Student Veterans of America, and USO of North Carolina. Wake Tech is proud to support veterans and are thankful for their service to our country.
Wake Tech appreciates alumni! We have created a web page especially for you – a convenient place to get news; learn more about benefits, career services, and other resources available to alumni; and contribute to the college. Visit http://www.waketech.edu/student-life/alumni to learn more.
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