The Office of Student Concerns

The Office of Student Concerns was established to provide assistance to students who need direction, support, and/or correction in relation to a wide range of issues that may confront them while attending the University.

The Office of Student Concerns is a resource for students who are seeking to clarify their understanding of University expectations or better manage interactions with others. The Office of Student Concerns also serves to assist staff and faculty with issues involving student conduct.

Mission

The Office of Student Concerns is committed to providing educational interventions when students display uncivil or inappropriate behaviors, or when emergencies or crises arise. It is our goal to treat students with respect and compassion and provide them with resources and tools to assist them with completion of a WilmU degree.

Our Values

We are responsive and respectful to our students and the WilmU community. The staff is guided by integrity, experience, and innovative solutions for our diverse student body. We provide education and services in a caring environment.

Reporting Issues

Wilmington University students, faculty, staff and others are encouraged to report students who are struggling with personal issues or who may be exhibiting worrisome or other concerning behaviors. We will evaluate this report during normal business hours and determine the type of follow-up necessary to address concerns.

Call 911 immediately to report life threatening situations, immediate danger, or extreme threats.

Report a Student Issue
Pratt Student Center at Wilmington University New Castle Campus

Student Handbook

The student handbook will serve as a guide as you begin and continue your educational career with Wilmington University. The student handbook has been designed to help answer any questions you may have regarding University policies and regulations, academic information, student services and student clubs, and activities. Please remember that care and respect for the student have been a hallmark of Wilmington University since its founding. At Wilmington University, we measure our effectiveness by your success.

The student handbook is not meant to be all-inclusive. If you have questions about the University which are not answered in this handbook, feel free to contact the Office of Student Concerns or any member of the faculty or staff.

Student Handbook


FAQ

What is the Student Code of Conduct?

Wilmington University is a community of individuals who come together to learn, work and grow in character. Students are expected to conduct themselves in a mature and responsible manner that demonstrates commitment to the ideal of honorable behavior for oneself and the community as a whole. Students are also responsible for being familiar with and abiding by the policies and regulations of the University, which are communicated in the University Student Handbook.

Where can I find the Student Policies and Regulations?

You can find Student Policies and Regulations within the Student Life website.

What is plagiarism and self-plagiarism?

  • PLAGIARISM is defined as: Submitting information without acknowledging the source through complete, accurate, and specific references, including:
    • Submitting work that includes the words, ideas, or data of another as your own,
    • Information from the Internet
    • Work which you have previously submitted for other assignments (known as self-plagiarism)
    • Copying a source verbatim
  • PLAGIARISM NEED NOT BE INTENTIONAL: Students are urged to consult with individual faculty members, department heads, or recognized handbooks in their discipline (see Writing Resources) if they are in doubt as to whether their work may contain plagiarized material. This should be done before the work is submitted. Plagiarism applies to the use of published and unpublished sources.
Learn more aboutplagiarism and academic integrity here.

How do I file a grade appeal?

Procedures are in place, part of Wilmington University's academic policies, to address the following:

  • Academic Complaints
  • Appeal of a Final Course Grade

Learn more about academic policies and gade appeals.

What if I need to withdraw from a class because of medical issues?

Students may withdraw from a course without academic penalty prior to the course withdrawal deadline stated in the printed Student Guide and on the website. Course withdrawals may be completed online through myWilmU or with an official withdrawal form submitted at the Office of the Registrar or at any Wilmington University location. Students who choose to fax or mail withdrawal forms are responsible for contacting the appropriate office to confirm receipt of the request.

What is the University’s class absentee policy?

Wilmington University expects students to exercise good judgment regarding attendance and absences. Students  must communicate with their instructor should a situation arise that would prevent them from  coming/participating in class. Ultimately, students are responsible for dropping or withdrawing from courses they  plan not to attend.

For more information review Wilmington University's attendance policy from the Office of the Registrar.

What if I need an accommodation in the classroom or have a disability, where do I go for assistance?

Wilmington University actively supports the rights of students with disabilities to have equal access to education.  Wilmington University makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of students with disabilities.

The Office of Disability Services facilitates equal access to Wilmington University programs and activities for students with documented physical, sensory, learning, or psychological disabilities.

Students must contact and self-identify with the Office of Disability Services and furnish proper documentation of their disability in order to receive available services and/or accommodations.

Download the new
2018-2019 Students with Special Needs Document

Contact: Christyn E. Rudolf, Manager of Disability Services
christyn.e.rudolf@wilmu.edu
Phone: (302) 356-6937

What is Title IX and how do I file a complaint?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. All recipients of  federal financial assistance must comply with the Title IX implementing regulations. Sexual harassment should  always be understood to include sexual violence. This view was expressly affirmed by the Department of  Education in its April 4, 2011, “Dear Colleague Letter” reiterating that Title IX’s prohibitions against sexual  harassment also cover sexual violence and that schools must “take immediate and effective steps to respond to  sexual violence in accordance with the requirements of Title IX.”


Meet the Staff 

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Dr. Regina Allen-Sharpe

AVP of Student Affairs
Dean of Students


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Mr. Gary Donohue

Coordinator of Student Concerns
Student Concerns, studentconcerns@wilmu.edu


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Mr. Jason (Jake) McCready

Office of Student Concerns

Student Concerns, studentconcerns@wilmu.edu