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    Jun 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

This page provides general regulations for students and the Nondiscrimination Statement. Links to additional information are found on the list below. 

General Regulations for Students

University Catalog

The undergraduate catalog is published each summer for the upcoming academic year. Every effort is made to ensure that the catalog contains up-to-date information and is free of errors at the time of publication. However, information contained in the catalog is subject to change without prior notice and shall not constitute a legally binding contract or agreement upon William Carey University.

Veterans Educational Benefits

The Office of the Registrar serves as the liaison between the university, the benefit-eligible veteran/family, and the Veterans Administration. William Carey University is proud to serve our veterans and their families and is committed to providing them with a wide range of services and resources. The university provides a dedicated certifying official at both campuses. For information about applying for benefits, contact information, and resource links, please visit the Veterans Educational Benefits link at the top of this page.

Servicemembers Opportunity College

William Carey University has met criteria established by the Department of Defense to be recognized as a Servicemembers Opportunity College; therefore, active-duty military personnel are extended educational opportunities that are sometimes distinct from common institutional practice. Policy stipulates flexibility is essential to the improvement of access by servicemembers to undergraduate educational programs, and further, that institutional policies and practices be fair, equitable, and effective in recognizing special and often limiting conditions faced by military students. Academic residency is satisfied by 30 hours of the undergraduate degree courses being completed with William Carey University.

Health Services

Health Services are available on the Hattiesburg campus at William Carey Student Health. The clinic is located in Crawford Hall and is open to all students and employees at the university. The clinic is available for the evaluation of minor illnesses and injuries. For any questions about the clinic, please contact William Carey Student Health at 601-318-6736.

On the Hattiesburg campus, students have access to immediate care clinics and two hospital emergency rooms that extend 24-hour care. The clinics and emergency rooms are provided on a fee-for-service basis.

Medical service for students on the Tradition campus is provided by an arrangement with UrgiCare on a fee-for-service basis.

Information about health insurance is available to students in Hattiesburg in the office of student assistance, and in the administrative dean’s office on the Tradition campus.

Identification Cards

Every student should secure an identification card (ID) from the office of student life on the Hattiesburg campus and the Office of Student Services on the Tradition campus. Students must present their copy of the registration form in order to be issued an ID card. The ID card is the student’s official university identification and should be carried at all times. University officials, including faculty, staff, and security officers may ask students to present a valid WCU student ID at any time. Failure to present one’s ID will result in severe disciplinary action. Full-time students use the card for admission to school-sponsored activities, as a voting permit during student body elections, for securing a copy of the Crusader, and for library privileges. Part-time students have library privileges through the use of their ID card.

Misuse of ID cards subjects the user to disciplinary action.

A fee of $10.00 is charged for the replacement of ID cards. Only one free ID card will be issued to a student during a five year period.

Student life office hours are 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8:00– 4:30 Friday; 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. the first week of each trimester.

Vehicle Registration

Registration of motor vehicles is a part of the academic registration procedure at the beginning of each year for all students who are permitted to bring cars on the campus. Students who bring unregistered vehicles on campus after any registration period must register them immediately after arrival on the campus. All university employees and students shall register their vehicles and secure a registration decal from the student life office. Failure to register a vehicle, to use the proper decal, or to observe all traffic regulations will constitute a violation and subject the violator to certain penalties.

Campus Safety and Security

Campus security personnel on the Hattiesburg campus are available 24 hours a day. Security personnel at Tradition are located at the campus security station. Any crime or suspicious activity should be reported promptly to campus security: Hattiesburg (601) 318-6300; Tradition (228) 223-1807.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Every student is expected to display proper conduct. Violations of the student code of conduct will be dealt with according to the policies and procedures outlined in The Translation. The university reserves the right to require at any time the withdrawal of a student whose conduct or academic work does not meet university standards. Students have the right to appeal decisions through appropriate channels as outlined in The Translation.

Students With Disabilities

Every reasonable effort will be made to meet the special needs of students who qualify under Section 504 and ADA disability criteria. Eligibility for special accommodations will be available to students who are officially enrolled at William Carey University, who meet all university program requirements, and who meet the definition of disability as defined by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The definition of disability includes any person who “has a physical, emotional, or mental impairment which substantially limits one or more of life’ s major activities; has a record of disability, or is regarded as having a disability” (P. L. 101-336).

To obtain service or for more information, contact the office of student support or refer to the policies and procedures outlined in The Translation.

Nondiscrimination Statement

William Carey University complies with all applicable federal and state nondiscrimination laws and does not engage in prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, genetic information, veteran status, or disability in admission or in the administration of its education policies, scholarships, loan programs, athletic, and other school administered rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. However, William Carey University is a religious affiliated university and is exempt from certain nondiscrimination laws and shall implement its free exercise of religion under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Further, to assure compliance with the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) in administering its affairs, William Carey University College of Osteopathic

Medicine (WCUCOM) will comply with the current COCA standards regarding nondiscrimination.

William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine (WCUCOM) will not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sex, color, religion, creed, national origin, age or disabilities.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Vice President for Academic Affairs, 710 William Carey Parkway, Hattiesburg, MS 39401 (601) 318-6101.