Safe Wayne - Safety and Security

Goldsboro Police Department Officers and Billy Bison give WCC two thumbs up.Wayne Community College is committed to providing a healthy and safe campus for its students, employees, and visitors. The college’s dedication to providing the best environment for learning is evident everywhere, from well-maintained grounds and buildings to officers on duty around the clock.

Responsibility for the health and safety of all who study, work, meet and enjoy cultural events here lies not just with the employees, but everyone who steps foot on the campus. We encourage all to become familiar with the college’s policies and emergency protocols found on the following pages and to report anything that is suspicious or potentially dangerous to any college official.

We are also providing information about steps you can take to protect yourself here and in your daily lives. We want you to be safe wherever you are so you can come back to WCC often.

Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT)

The Behavioral Intervention Team serves as the centralized coordinated body for discussion and action regarding students exhibiting behavior that indicate distress, cause a disturbance in the college community, and/or present a danger to oneself or others. Committed to proactive, early intervention, the BIT supports students directly and through consultation with campus partners. When necessary, the BIT also assesses risk of harm to the college community and coordinates appropriate action to promote the safety of individual students and the college at large.

BIT Leadership Team and Core Members

The BIT Leadership Team is a subgroup of the Division of Student Services. As designees of the Associate Vice President of Academic and Student Services, the Leadership Team ensures continuity of services in the event of staff unavailability.

BIT Leadership Team members include:

  • Associate VP, Academic & Student Services – Joanna Morrisette
  • Counselor, Clinical Services – Melanie Jenkins, MSW, LCSW
  • Captain, Campus Police – Warren Baker

Representatives of the following offices/departments may contribute regularly as Core Members of the BIT:

  • Campus Police
  • Student Conduct/Title IX
  • Student Services
  • Human Resources