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Student Services Counseling Confidentiality

Personal information shared with a Randolph Community College (RCC) Student Services Counselor about a personal problem is confidential. Students requesting time to talk to a Student Services Counselor employed by RCC will not be charged for the counselor's time. The counselor will assist the student with immediate concerns and then provide referral for appropriate help if needed.

No information, unless noted as an exception below, is released to anyone without the student's written permission.

The exceptions to this statement of confidentiality are as follows:

  1. If it is the counselor's judgment that there is a substantial risk that a student will do physical harm to themselves in the near future, it is the counselor's duty to take steps to protect the student.
  2. If it is the counselor's judgment that there is a substantial risk that a student will do physical harm to an identifiable person(s) in the near future, it is the counselor's duty to take steps to protect the person(s).
  3. If information is shared with a counselor indicating that a child or dependent adult is currently being abused.
  4. If ordered to do so by a judge as part of judicial proceedings.
  5. If the student has been referred to an RCC Counselor due to alleged or potential code of conduct violations, then the counselor may report to the vice president for student services his/her assessment of the student's future compliance to the code of conduct. Details concerning the content of the sessions remain confidential.

Disabilities

The Coordinator of Students with Disabilities will abide by the Confidentiality Statement for all Student Services Counselors at Randolph Community College, as noted above. Furthermore, information related to a student's disability shall be considered confidential and shall be shared with others within the institution on a need-to-know basis only.

Records for students with disabilities are maintained and secured separately and are not a part of the academic record in the Registrar's Office. Information in files will not be released in accordance with federal and state privacy laws (i.e., FERPA, HIPPA, etc.). If a student wishes to have records expunged, he or she must make a written request to the Vice President for Student Services, who will decide whether it is necessary for the office to retain a record. The student record retention requirement pertaining to any disability will be five years after the student's last day of enrollment.

Title IX

The Title IX Coordinator will abide by the Confidentiality Statement for all Student Services Counselors at Randolph Community College, as noted above. Records and documentation involving a Title IX complaint are not a part of the academic record in the Registrar's Office. Furthermore, Randolph Community College understands the sensitivity of information obtained, provided, and/or alleged in such reports as it pertains to an individual's reputation, privacy, and anonymity. Any report of concerning behaviors or threats of violence will be handled in a confidential manner, with information released on a need-to-know basis. When appropriate, legal guidance will be requested.

For the safety of the college community, it is imperative that individuals be made aware of concerning behavior or perceived threats. Those reporting may identify themselves or remain anonymous, to the extent allowed by law and policy. Any identification provided will remain confidential and will be used only by security officials for follow-up, if necessary. Those choosing to leave an anonymous report should include as much detail as possible to make sure officials can proceed with an investigation.

In all instances and to the extent possible, the College will protect the privacy of all parties to a report of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking. That said, under federal law, campus officials who receive a report of sexual misconduct, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence and stalking, whether from the student involved or a third party, must share that information with the appropriate College authorities for investigation and follow-up.

RCC Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Randolph Community College (RCC) is committed to providing its employees and students with a safe and healthy working and learning environment. This program is designed to educate, provide awareness, and offer available resources to those who feel drugs or alcohol are effecting their lives.

Health Risks

Several health risks are associated with the use of illegal substances and alcohol. Some of the major risks include:

  • Alcohol: physical and psychological dependence, automobile accidents due to impaired ability and judgment, damage to the development of unborn children, and deterioration of vital organs such as the liver and brain.
  • Amphetamines (Speed, uppers, etc.): physical and psychological dependence, elevated blood pressure, loss or coordination, stroke, high fever, and heart failure.
  • Cocaine: physical and psychological dependence, sudden cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, severe depression, and paranoia.
  • Hallucinogens (PCP, Angel Dust, LSD, acid, etc.): physical and psychological dependence, decreased muscular coordination, hallucinations, incoherent speech, loss of memory, severe depression or anxiety, and violent episodes.
  • Marijuana: physical and psychological dependence, paranoia, impaired short-term memory and comprehension, damage to the lungs and pulmonary system, and increased risk of lung cancer.
  • Narcotics (heroine, codeine, morphine, etc.): physical and psychological dependence, nausea, convulsions, coma, premature or addicted infants, and increased risk of hepatitis or AIDS from contaminated syringes

These health risks and other important information may be found in the RCC Campus Safety and Security report.

Alcohol Screening

To complete a free, anonymous, alcohol screening, please visit AlcoholScreening.org.

Drug Screening

To complete a free, anonymous, drug screening, please visit DrugScreening.org.

The Medicine Abuse Project

The Medicine Abuse Project website includes information about prevention of prescription drug abuse, painkiller addiction, and over-the-counter (OTC) medicine abuse. It provides information about how to dispose of medicine and how to safeguard the medicine in your home, as well as lists medicine abuse facts and includes comprehensive information about the most abused prescription drugs. For more information, please visit medicineabuseproject.org.

Resources

Counselors are available to assist students at Randolph Community College with academic/educational, occupational, and career counseling. For personal counseling and crisis intervention, RCC students are referred to community agencies for professional mental health services. Counselors are normally available to assist students Monday – Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those in need of assistance are encouraged to call (336) 633-0200 or visit the Welcome Center, located in the Student Services building on the Asheboro Campus. An appointment can also be made online by clicking here.

The following agencies can assist students with substance abuse problems:

OrganizationPhone #
Al-Anon 1-888-425-2666
Alcohol & Drug Services (336) 633-7257
Alcoholics Anonymous (336) 629-7167
Daymark Recovery Services (336) 633-7000
Fellowship Hall 1-800-659-3381
High Point Regional Hospital (336) 878-6888
Moses Cone Behavioral Health Center (336) 832-9700
Narcotics Anonymous 1-866-875-9751
Sandhills Mental Health Center 1-800-256-2452
Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc. 1-800-277-3216

The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment and Referral Hotline

Information and referral line that directs callers to treatment centers in the local community (1-800-662-HELP).

A list of campus and community resources, which includes some of the ones mentioned above, are available in the Student Resources Guide.

Policies - RCC

Under no conditions will illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, or narcotics be permitted in or on the school premises. No one under the influence of illegal drugs, alcohol, or narcotics will be allowed on school premises.

Specific policies related to drugs and alcohol can be found in the Drugs & Alcohol Usage Policy. Policy guidance may also be found in the RCC Campus Safety and Security report information. For additional information, please review the drug-free workplace policy in the RCC Personnel Handbook & Policy Manual.

Disciplinary Action - RCC

Any student or employee violating the above policies will be subject to disciplinary action (consistent with local, state, and federal law) up to and including expulsion, termination, and referral for prosecution. For additional information, please review the drug-free workplace policy in the RCC Personnel Handbook & Policy Manual.

Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for FSA funds. For more details, click here.

Additional information may be found in the Drugs & Alcohol Usage Policy.

Minority Male Mentoring Program

Inner Strength

The goal of RCC’s Inner Strength 3MP (Minority Male Mentoring Program) is to increase the retention and success rates of minority males by demonstrating the essential values of scholarship, determination and persistence and reinforcing these through a series of experiential activities.

Activities and Services

Inner Strength offers three major program components:

  1. The Academic Enhancement component features peer tutoring, exposure to and information about campus resources, study skills workshops, financial aid workshops, academic monitoring and early alert, math skills lab, writing center and intrusive academic advising and retention/ tracking system.
  2. The Character/Leadership Development component provides program participants with an opportunity to be mentored by the program coordinator; receive motivation from guest speakers; participate in community service activities which will include but not be limited to mentoring students at Asheboro and Eastern Randolph High Schools; and have exposure to four-year colleges and universities, including meeting with admissions departments, student support services and fraternities. Additional activities include participation in minority male conferences at other colleges and universities, involvement with the Randolph County Latino Coalition, attendance at RCC student government meetings, and participation in RCC student government community service activities.
  3. The Career Development Component includes a shadowing program with a professional in the student’s college major, career fairs, exposure to four-year colleges and universities, tours of local businesses and industries, information about educational benefits from the military, and training in resume writing, dressing for success, and job interviewing skills.
  4. Partnerships are maintained with a variety of faculty/ staff and other professionals within and around the college community to provide support services and to implement activities that focus on these three major program components.

    For more information, contact Shane Bryson at 336-633-0224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Career Services

RCC Career Services encourages student career development by linking students to comprehensive services that educate and empower students to make excellent career decisions through career exploration and job search skills and strategies. Selecting a career path is one of the most significant decisions a person will make in life. Career planning is a multistep process that includes self-assessment, exploration, selection, and employment. Understanding one’s own preferences, transferable skills, work values, and personality is critical in the process. Each student's situation and needs are unique; as a result, the process and format may vary.

Students are encouraged to complete the following self-assessment tool prior to meeting with their counselor.

Career Coach - Career Assessment

Listed below are some additional resources. Students are not required to review these resources prior to meeting with their counselor.

Web ArrticlesVideo & Multimedia

CareerOneStop
Glassdoor
Indeed.com
NACE Salary Calculator Center
O*Net OnLine
Review.com
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Virtual Career Network
Appropriate Interview Dress
How to Dress for an Interview

Top 10 Job Interview Questions and Answers
The Interview Guys - YouTube Channel
Interview Techniques - STAR Method
Dressing for a Job Interview - PowerPoint
Ethics and Professionalism in the Workplace - PowerPoint
Interviewing Tips - PowerPoint
Soft Skills Employers Want - PowerPoint

For questions or comments please contact Elaine Sill, Retention & Career Services Specialist.

Campus and Community Resources

Campus Resources

Developmental Math Lab

The math lab is located in the Design Center. The open lab hours are for students needing extra help with developmental math. Please contact Matthew Price at 336-633-0289 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Help with Computer Skills

There are some computer classes offered through continuing education. For information on these classes, please visit our Continuing Education courses and schedules page here.

Library

Get research help in the library and online. Special services include LibGuides, Book a Librarian and live chat. For more information on these and other services, please visit www.randolph.edu/library, call 336-633-0204, or email questions to the library at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Online Classes

If you are considering taking an online course, there is great information about distance education at www.randolph.edu/distance-learning-home.html.

RCC Campus Store

In addition to textbooks for curriculum and continuing education classes, the Campus Store carries postage stamps, greeting cards, drinks and snacks, plus many RCC insignia items including clothing, binders, and pens. For more information about RCC's Campus Store, call 336-633-0236 or visit their webpage here.

Writing Center

The writing center is a free service designed for currently enrolled RCC students who desire feedback, assistance, and guidance with their writing. The hours vary each semester. Please visit the Writing Center webpage here.