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    Jul 12, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Information

Nondiscrimination Statement

In compliance with federal law, including provisions of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the bylaws of the university, William Carey University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, gender, age, or disability in admissions 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.

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.

Policy on Privacy of Student Records

Under the “Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974” as amended, William Carey University students have the right to inspect and review any and all records, files, and data directly related to them. The university will not ordinarily release students’ records to any outside agency without the written consent of the student. Consent forms are available in the registrar’s office and on the WCU website.

William Carey University will release “directory information” on students to any interested member of the public unless the student requests in writing that it be withheld.


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 development 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 Housing

Students desiring campus housing should contact the director of housing on the Hattiesburg campus for information and fee schedules.

Campus Safety and Security

Campus security personnel are located at four stations on the Hattiesburg campus and 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. 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. University policy regarding student rights and responsibilities for both undergraduate and graduate students is stated in the student handbook, 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 services or refer to the policies and procedures outlined in The Translation.

Technology Resources  

William Carey University provides a variety of technology resources to support student learning. These resources include the Indigo Student Self Service Portal, Canvas learning management system, student e-mail accounts, remote access to library database resources, and “Carey Air” a university-wide unified wireless network.

The Indigo Portal allows students to access their campus information including course registration, course offerings, unofficial transcripts, job searches, billing information, schedules, financial aid information, and grades. The portal also allows students to pay tuition and fees online. William Carey University does not mail individual grade reports.

Many courses incorporate information technology both within the classroom and remotely through the internet. The university uses Canvas for communicating and engaging students with course content, assignments, discussions, and online conferences. Students are required to access their WCU email and Canvas accounts as quickly as possible so that faculty and administrative offices will have a reliable means of communication with the student.

More information about distance learning is available at Canvas is available at

A student technology guide is available for download at This guide is constantly updated to reflect any changes as the office of information technology is constantly working to bring new and improved services.