Policies and Information

pro policies clarify the expectations of its faculty, staff and students, mitigate institutional risks, improve efficiency and effectiveness as well as, support the university’s compliance with laws, regulations and industry best practices.

Below is a series of policies and information applicable to members of the University community.

pro is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

pro has adopted this plan to ensure the university is able to deliver secure and critical digital and technological services to its students, faculty, and staff and in the event of a catastrophic event, or a cyberattack. 

It is the policy of pro to give pro-rata charge reductions through 60% of the enrollment period in the event a student OFFICIALLY WITHDRAWS FROM SCHOOL.

If pro decided to close an educational program, site, branch campus, or the entire institution, guidelines and best practices outlined by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges will be carefully followed.

All higher education institutions that receive federal funds, including those that offer distance education, are required by the United States Department of Education to provide students with appropriate information regarding the filing of complaints.

The Incident Management component of the pro Risk Management Plan (pro-RMP) establishes procedures and duties in order to adequately respond to emergencies as part of university policy and applicable regulatory codes and standards. 

pro does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in employment for any of its programs and activities.

pro is committed to respecting and safeguarding the privacy of users of the University’s website at .

All pro academic programs preparing students to sit for licensure or certification are designed to meet licensure requirements in the State of North Carolina.

Membership in SARA allows Gardner-Webb to deliver distance education programs to residents of member states.

Any student who believes he/she has been discriminated against by a member of the faculty, an employee of the University, or by a fellow student is encouraged to file a complaint.

Title IX is an anti-discrimination law based on gender. Sexual harassment and sexual assault are considered discrimination and fall under Title IX protection on a university campus.