Crimes, Rules and Regulations

Crimes and Illegal Acts

Illegal acts include but are not limited to the following:

  1. All reportable crimes under the Clery Act, including any hate-motivated variations of those crimes.
  2. Engaging in conduct which disrupts, disturbs, or interferes with the primary educational mission of the College.
  3. Any other illegal act defined under federal law, state law, or local ordinance.

Anyone suspected of involvement in illegal acts should be reported to Campus Police as quickly as possible. Campus Police can be reached through the switchboard operator by dialing 0 or by dialing (919) 739-7050.

Weapons on Campus

It is against the laws of the State of North Carolina for weapons to be possessed on any property owned, leased, or occupied by any North Carolina educational institution, except as defined in the limited exception in North Carolina General Statute 14-269.2(g)-(l). This includes but is not limited to handguns, shotguns, rifles, BB guns, air rifles, tasers, bows, swords, and knives. If you have any questions relating to weapons on campus, contact Campus Police at (919) 739-7050.

Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

Smoking and use of any tobacco products or any items containing or reasonably resembling tobacco or tobacco products, including all forms of e-cigarettes or other ”smokeless” devices, is prohibited on the WCC campus. This encompasses all buildings, vehicles, walkways, campus grounds, parking lots and instructional areas, including instructional areas of off-campus College programs and courses.

Criminal Activity Off Campus

Wayne Community College operates no off-campus student organization facilities. Student Activities oversees recognized clubs and club activities. Campus Police officers do not provide law enforcement service to activities off-campus as they are not within its jurisdictional authority. However, all students participating in club activities are subject to the Student Code of Conduct, regardless of venue, and the venue may fall under the campus's Clery jurisdiction. Campus Police officers enjoy a close working relationship with the local law enforcement agencies when violations of federal, state, or local laws surface.

Controlled Substances and Alcoholic Beverages

Promoting a drug and alcohol-free environment is everyone’s responsibility. WCC supports and is committed to maintaining such an environment for the benefit of all on campus. The WCC campus has been designated “drug free.” Therefore, in compliance with the Federal Drug-Free Workplace and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1988 (Public Law 101-690), it is the policy of this College that the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance or alcohol is prohibited while in the workplace, on College premises, or as part of any College-sponsored activities. Any employee or student violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination or expulsion and referral for prosecution. The specifics of this policy as it relates to students are as follows:

  1. The term “controlled substance” means any drug listed in 21 CFR Part 1308 and other federal regulations, as well as those listed in Article V, Chapter 90 of North Carolina General Statutes. Generally, these are drugs, which have a high potential for abuse. Such drugs include, but are not limited to, Heroin, Marijuana, Cocaine, PCP, and “Crack.” They also include “legal drugs” which are not prescribed by a licensed physician. The term alcoholic beverage includes beer, wine, whiskey and any other beverage listed in Chapter 18B of the General Statutes of North Carolina. Controlled substance laws are strictly enforced by Campus Police Officers.
  2. Wayne Community College does not differentiate between unlawful users, pushers, or sellers of drugs or alcohol. Any student who possesses, uses, sells, gives, or in any way transfers a controlled substance or alcoholic beverage to another person, or manufactures a controlled substance while on College premises or as part of any College sponsored activity, will be subject to disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct up to and including expulsion and referral for prosecution, fines and imprisonment. Alternatively, the College may require the student to successfully finish a drug abuse program sponsored by an approved private or governmental institution as a precondition for continued enrollment at the College.
  3. Organizations or groups violating alcohol/controlled substance policies or laws also may be subject to sanctions by the College.
  4. Each student is required to inform the College in writing within five (5) days after he or she is convicted for violation of any federal, state, or local criminal drug or alcoholic beverage control statute where such violation occurred on College premises or as part of any College-sponsored activity. A conviction means a finding of guilt (including a plea of nolo contendere) or the imposition of a sentence by a judge or jury in any federal or state court.
  5. Convictions of employees working under federal grants, for violating drug laws in the workplace, on College premises, or as part of any College sponsored activity, shall be reported to the appropriate federal agency. The Office of Human Resources must notify the U. S. Government agency, with which the grant was made, within ten (10) days after receiving notice from the employee or otherwise receives actual notice of a violation of a criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace. The College shall take appropriate disciplinary action within 30 calendar days from receipt of notice. As a condition of further employment on any federal government grant, the law requires all employees to abide by this policy. This would include any work-study or student employed part-time under a federal grant.
  6. Information on applicable state sanctions associated within the use of both illicit drugs and alcohol is available from Campus Police. Violations of North Carolina Controlled Substance Laws under General Statutes 90-95 carry a maximum of up to 35 years in prison and/or fines. A description of health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol is included.

Drugs and their Risks

Schedule I: Heroin, LSD, Peyote, Mescaline, Psilocybin (Shrooms), Other Hallucinogens, Methaqualone (Quaaludes) Phencyclidine (PCP), and MDA Psychologically and physically addictive; depression, withdrawal symptoms, convulsions, death, unpredictable behavior with hallicuinogens; possible damage to unborn fetus
Schedule II: Morphine, Demerol, codeine, Percodan, Percocet, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Secondal, Nembutal, cocaine, Amphetamines, and other opium and opium extracts and narcotics Psychologically and physically addictive; withdrawal symptoms, convulsions, respiratory failure, frequent accidents; possible damage to unborn fetus; death; cocaine and amphetamines increase blood pressure which can lead to irregular heartbeat and death; amphetamines can cause agitation, increase in body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions, possible death
Schedule III: Certain barbiturates such as amobarbitol and codeine containing medicine suce as Fiorinal #3, Doriden, Tylenol #3, Empirin #3, and codeine-based cough suppressants such as Tussionex and Hycomine Psychologically and physically addictive; potential liver damage, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, disorientation, shallow breathing, cold and clammy skin, coma, possible death; withdrawal symptoms include anxiety, tremors, insomnia, convulsions, possible damage to unborn fetus
Schedule IV: Barbiturates, narcotics and stimulants including valium, Talwin, Librium, Equanil, Darvon, Carvocet, Placidyl, Tranzene, Serax, lonamin (yellow jackets) Psychologically and physically addictive; drowsiness; withdrawal symptoms include tremors, abdominal and muscle cramps, insomnia, anxiety, convulsions, possible death; possible damage to unborn fetus
Schedule V: Compounds that contain very limited amounts of codeine, dihydrocodeine, ethylmorphine, opium, and atropine, such as Terpine Hydrate with codeine, Robitussin AC Psychologically and physically addictive; nausea, gastrointestinal symptoms, drowsiness; withdrawal symptoms include runny nose, watery eyes, panic, chills, cramps, irritability, nausea; possible damage to unborn fetus
Schedule VI: Marijuana, THC, Hashish, Hash Oil, Tetrahydrocannabinol Psychologically addictive; increased risk of lung cancer, bronchitis, and emphysema; contributes to heart disease, fatigue, paranoia, possible psychosis; withdrawal symptoms including insomnia, hyperactivity and decreased appetite; depression of the immune system; decreased sperm count in men and irregular ovulation in women

NOTE: Wayne Community College property includes both a child care center and a secondary school.

North Carolina General Statute 90-95 (e)(8) classifies the manufacture, sale or delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver, a controlled substance on property used for a child care center, or secondary school or within 1,000 feet of the boundary of real property used for a child care center, or secondary school as a Class E felony.

Alcohol and its Risks

Malt Beverage is beer, 1/2 of 1% to 6% alcohol

Unfortified Wine is wine not more than 17% alcohol

Fortified Wine is wine of not more than 24% alcohol

Spirituous Liquor is distilled spirits of ethyl alcohol, including spirits of wine, whiskey, rum, brandy, gin, etc.

Mixed Beverage is a drink composed in whole or part of spirituous liquor and served at restaurants, hotels and private clubs licensed by the State.
Psychologically and physically addictive; respiratory depression; depression of the immune system; increased risk of heart disease, cancer, accidents, hypertension; brain damage; damage to unborn fetus; impotence at high dosage levels

For Additional Information, Contact Your Local Health Care Provider or Pharmacist.


Organizations and Agencies -Local

Alcoholics Anonymous     919-735-4221

Goldsboro Police Department     919-705-6572

Narcotics Anonymous     1-800-662-HELP(4357)

East Point of Goldsboro     919-734-6676

Wayne County Health Department     919-731-1000

Wayne County Sheriff’s Office     919-731-1481


For Additional Information, Contact Your Local Law Enforcement Agency or District Attorney's Office.

Organizations and Agencies - National

Drug-Free Workplace Help Line     1-800-967-5752

Cocaine Hotline     1-800-COCAINE (262-2463)

Al-Anon     1-888-425-2666

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline     1-800-662-HELP

American Council on Alcoholism     1-800-527-5344

For Additional Information, Contact your Local Law Enforcement Agency or District Attorney's Office.