Lynchburg College prohibits possession, use, and distribution of illegal drugs. (NOTE: Synthetic marijuana [e.g., “Spice,” “K2”] and “bath salts” are illegal.) Lynchburg College also prohibits possession and use of a prescription drug for which one does not have a valid prescription, as well as illegal distribution of a prescription drug. Distribution of a drug may include but is not limited to selling, giving, and trading. Lynchburg College prohibits driving under the influence of a drug that impairs driving.
Lynchburg College prohibits possession or use of drug paraphernalia. Items considered to be drug paraphernalia include but are not limited to glass smoking pipes, bongs, hookahs, marijuana "bowls," and spoofs, regardless of how such items are actually used.
Suspension from Lynchburg College is the standard sanction for a first-time violation of drug-related policies; expulsion is issued in more serious cases and for second drug-related infractions. Additionally, illegal possession or distribution of controlled substances may result in criminal prosecution by city, state, and/or federal law enforcement agencies. Lynchburg College notifies law enforcement officers of illegal drugs and paraphernalia confiscated on campus and cooperates with the authorities in apprehending and prosecuting alleged violations of drug laws.
Any student seeking readmission to Lynchburg College after suspension for any drug- or paraphernalia-related violation must complete the following prior to submitting a readmission application:
- A substance abuse assessment with a licensed professional counselor with required follow through on recommendations made by the counselor;
- A drug education seminar; and
- A paper summarizing what was learned through the assessment and seminar and how that knowledge will influence the student's behavior, if the student is readmitted.
Any student re-enrolled after suspension for any drug- or paraphernalia-related violation must complete the following:
- Remain on drug probation throughout the student's tenure at Lynchburg College;
- Participate in random drug testing and bear the cost of testing; and
- Complete up to fifty hours of community service in the first semester of return.
Re-enrolled students who do not comply with the conditions set forth above or who have a second drug- or paraphernalia-related violation will be expelled from Lynchburg College.