The Department of Student Community Ethics (DSCE) works with the University community to educate students about their rights and responsibilities as stated in the Western Carolina Creed and the Code of Student Conduct. DSCE works to help students and organizations who violate University living and learning expectations become more responsible members of the Western Carolina University Community. DSCE works with faculty and staff to ensure that the University’s expectations of scholarship and integrity are upheld.
To Report an Incident
A Community Ethics complaint can be placed against a student who has allegedly violated a University policy found in the WCU Code of Student Conduct. Each violation is specifically outlined with specific details of what constitutes a violation.
Report an Incident
If a Crime Has Been Committed
If you believe a crime has been committed against you or someone in the WCU community, please contact WCU Police Department immediately at 282.227.8911.
If You Are Still Not Sure
If you have read the above information and are still not sure if your potential report should be handled by DSCE, please call and talk with one of our administrative staff members at 828.227.7234.
Lecture In Absentia
You don't have to cancel your class! The Department of Student Community Ethics (DSCE) is happy to provide programming to students regarding, alcohol and drug education, or the Code of Student Conduct whenever we can. If you know in advance that you are out for a vacation, conference, or other obligation; you can fill out our program request form, and the DSCE can step in so you don't have to cancel class!