Below is a highlight of important policies, procedures, and general information to get you started on your journey here at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. Please know that this is only a snapshot. The full Student Code of Conduct along with College information, policies and procedures can be found in the College Catalog, as well as the Student Handbook.

Academic Integrity
The academic community of Cabarrus College of Health Sciences recognizes that adherence to high principles of academic integrity is vital to the academic function of the College. Academic integrity is based upon honesty. All students of the College are expected to be honest in their academic endeavors. All academic work should be performed in a manner which will provide an honest reflection of the knowledge and abilities of each student. Any breach of academic honesty (including but not limited to plagiarism, cheating, lying, unauthorized copying, stealing, and falsification of records) will be treated as a serious offense.

The entire academic community shares the responsibility for establishing and maintaining standards of academic integrity. Those in charge of academic tasks have an obligation to make known the standards and expectations of acceptable academic conduct. It is commonly agreed across the College that in written assignments it is unacceptable, among other things, to

  • copy another's work word for word without citations
  • recycle one's own work
  • string together phrases from multiple sources
  • write a paper with marginal original thought
  • alter only key words within sentences
  • fail to provide complete or accurate sources when writing a paper.

Each student has an obligation to know and understand the standards and expectations for completing assignments. While the academic community recognizes that the responsibility for learning and personal conduct is an individual matter, all students, faculty, and staff are expected to help to maintain academic integrity at the College by refusing to participate in, or tolerate, any dishonesty.

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Accidents, Injuries on Campus or Clinical
If you are involved in an accident or injury on or off campus at a clinical affiliate; contact your instructor or the Dean, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management as soon as possible (within 24 hours) to file a report. He/she will guide you on steps to take if on campus or at a clinical affiliate.

Building Access
Monday-Friday: The College will be UNLOCKED from 7:00am - 7:00pm. The College will be LOCKED all other times, but can be accessed through the student's ID BADGE from 6:30am - 7:00am, and 7:00pm - 10:00pm.
Saturday & Sunday: The College building will be LOCKED on the weekends and can only be accessed with the student's ID BADGE from 8:00am until 10:00pm

Counseling Services
Off-site counseling services are provided to students (and members of their family) by Carolinas HealthCare System (CHS) Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Counseling is provided for various issues, such as martial conflicts, financial problems, stress, emotional strains, alcohol and drug abuse, legal issues, and difficulties with children.

CHS EAP provides confidential access to information, referrals, and crisis assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All students have access to EAP by calling 1-800-384-1097 or 704-355-5021 or visiting www.chs-eap.org. CHS EAP has offices in Concord, Charlotte, Monroe, Shelby, and Charleston, SC.

Emergency Information Alerts
The following are ways that students are notified of emergency situations:

  • Blackboard Connect - the mass notification system whereby voice messages are sent to student telephones.
  • Cabarrus College website
  • Recorded Message - Dial 704-403-1555 for a recorded message.
  • Overhead audible paging system
  • Local television stations including WBTV(3), WSOC(9), WCNC(36).

ID Badges
While on campus, all students must wear their identification badge at all times. ID badges are made at CHS NorthEast Badge Office, 675 Memorial Boulevard, Suite 100, Concord, NC 28025. This office is closed for lunch from 12-1pm. Report to the Badge Office if your ID badge is damaged or not working.  If you lose your badge, the Badge Office will provide you with a replacement for a fee of $10.00.  If you forget to bring your badge to campus, you may get a temporary badge for the day from the Student Support Center (Office 133). Students who repeatedly fail to wear their badge will be subject to disciplinary action.

Inclement Weather
If it is necessary to make a change in the College's operating status, students will be alerted by our automated messaging system (Blackboard Connect) and/or the overhead audible paging system.

Students may check the status on their own, by doing the following:

  • Check local television stations including WBTV (3), WSOC (9), and WCNC (36).
  • Call the College's primary telephone line (704.403.1555).

Net Price Calculator
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 2008, each College that participates in Federal student aid programs is required to post a Net Price Calculator on its website. The purpose of the calculator is to provide an estimated net price to current and prospective students.

This calculator only utilizes data from first-time, full-time students. At Cabarrus College this group of students consists of less than 5% of our student population. Depending on your situation, this calculator may or may not be a good indication of the overall student net price.

The calculator only includes scholarships and grants. It excludes the low interest Federal Direct Loans and Federal Work Study which are offered to Cabarrus College students who meet the criteria. Please see visit to access the calculator.

Peer-to-Peer File Sharing and Copyrighted Materials
Campus users are reminded that Federal copyright laws (34 CFR 668.43(a)(10)(ii)) apply to many forms of intellectual property including copyrighted music and videos. Cabarrus College users are prohibited from distributing copyrighted materials through illegal downloading or peer-to-peer distribution of intellectual property.

The College encourages the legitimate downloading of copyrighted material through recognized channels such as Amazon.com, iTunes, and other known repositories. Lists of legal download sources are provided by EDUCAUSE, the Recording Industry Association of America, and the Motion Picture Association of America.

Instances of violations are subject to College policies (08-06 Student Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Actions) where violators may face disciplinary action leading up to or including probation, suspension, or dismissal and Federal Laws as described below.

Copyright infringement is the act of exercising, without permission or legal authority, one or more of the exclusive rights granted to the copyright owner under section 106 of the Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code). These rights include the right to reproduce or distribute a copyrighted work. In the file-sharing context, downloading or uploading substantial parts of a copyrighted work without authority constitutes an infringement.

Penalties for copyright infringement include civil and criminal penalties. In general, anyone found liable for civil copyright infringement may be ordered to pay either actual damages or "statutory" damages affixed at not less than $750 and not more than $30,000 per work infringed. For "willful" infringement, a court may award up to $150,000 per work infringed. A court can, in its discretion, also assess costs and attorneys' fees. For details, see Title 17, United States Code, Sections 504, 505.

Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense. For more information, please see the website of the U.S. Copyright Office, especially the FAQs.

Sexual Assault and Harassment (Title IX)
The College complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulations, which prohibit discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in the College's educational programs, services, and activities. Title IX also prohibits retaliation or adverse action taken against any student or employee for submitting a complaint, reporting harassment, or participating in an investigation. Any violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

The College has designated the following individual as the Title IX Coordinator, to coordinate the College's compliance with, education of, and response to inquiries concerning, Title IX as well as to receive reports of alleged Title IX violations, as well as violations of this policy: Cara S. Lursen, Coordinator, Campus and Community Outreach, cara.lursen@cabarruscollege.edu. The Title IX Coordinator's office is located in the Hayes Student Pavilion, Office 105 and can be reached at 704-403-1614 and after hours on the administrative pager at 704-783-4759.

Those requesting reasonable academic arrangements following an incident will be appropriately accommodated. The Employee Assistance Program is available to provide confidential, professional support.

Inquiries and/or complaints will be investigated immediately and will be conducted in as confidential a manner as is compatible with a thorough investigation of the complaint.

Single Point of Contact
Cabarrus College's Single Point of Contact (SPOC) is the Coordinator for Campus and Community Outreach, who can assist homeless unaccompanied youth who are enrolling in or attending Cabarrus College. Assistance includes:

  • Facilitating campus discussions among admissions, financial aid, academic support services, student services, and area housing options to develop a system of support for unaccompanied homeless youth.
  • Linking unaccompanied homeless youth with campus resources (student services, academic support, etc.) and community resources (Food Stamps, housing, etc.)
  • Expediting the process of determining eligibility for independent student status for the FAFSA
  • Conducting interviews for independent student status on the same day of college/university visits if possible.
  • Accepting forms used by other campuses to verify student status.
  • Centrally storing and accepting personal documentation for homeless unaccompanied youth.

Contact the Campus and Community Outreach Coordinator at 704-403-1614 for assistance.

Student Conduct Code
Students are expected to adhere to the student code of conduct and uphold the College values of caring, commitment, teamwork, and integrity. If at any time it is the judgment of the faculty, staff, or administration that a student has failed to meet the behavioral expectations of the College, the student may face disciplinary action leading up to or including probation, suspension, or dismissal.

Students enrolled at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences are expected to:

  • Engage in safe, professional behaviors on campus, online, and at clinical and fieldwork sites.
  • Regularly attend classes, labs, clinical and fieldwork experiences.
  • Be honest and report acts of dishonesty, fraud, or theft.
  • Maintain academic and copyright integrity.
  • Maintain a drug-free, alcohol-free, and tobacco-free environment.
  • Report physical, emotional, or behavioral limitations or illnesses that could limit clinical performance.

Appeal Procedure
This procedure is for any grievance other than academic. Students who wish to appeal an academic decision should follow the Academic Appeal Process, outlined in the College Catalog and available online.

Students have the right to present a grievance and appeal a decision they believe is unjust.

Tobacco Free Campus
In response to tobacco being the leading cause of preventable death in the nation, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences and CMC-NorthEast are tobacco-free environments, both indoors and outdoors. For information on smoking cessation and treatment resources, contact the Coordinator for Campus & Community Outreach.

Voter Registration
Voter registration is the responsibility of all citizens. Students are encouraged to register to exercise his or her rights and vote. Voter registration forms are provided by Student Affairs, or you may visit the North Carolina State Board of Elections website at http://www.ncsbe.gov/ncsbe/ to register, review or update your registration information. Join Student Affairs in celebrating this right on Constitution Day each September.

Weapons Policy
The College is committed to providing a safe environment for students, staff, and guests. Weapons, concealed or otherwise, are not permitted on the campuses of the College or any affiliates with the exception of weapons carried by law enforcement officers.

If you observe or have reason to believe that someone has a weapon or firearm on the premises, you should immediately notify Security Services at 704-403-1192, or 66595 from a campus phone. Violators of this prohibition will be subject to arrest and prosecution and disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

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