Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the difference between A-level and B-level violations?
- I received a letter stating that I was allegedly involved in a violation of the Honor or Student Conduct Code and inviting me to meet with the Associate Dean of Students or the Assistant Dean of Students. What does this mean?
- I received a letter issuing charges of violations of the Honor or Student Conduct Code to me. What does this mean?
- Why has the Dean of Students office contacted me when I was arrested off campus?
- Will my parents be notified of my violation(s) of the Honor and Student Conduct Codes?
- Will a charge or sanction affect my eligibility to play on a team or participate as an officer of an organization?
- Will a charge or sanction affect my scholarships or financial aid?
- How can I review my file and what violations I have committed?
- What is the difference between the Student Judicial Board and the Administrative Board?
- As a charged student, what should I expect at my hearing?
- What do I do if I have additional questions?
All behaviors prohibited by the Honor Code are A-level infractions. Behaviors prohibited by the Student Conduct Code are grouped into two categories: A-level infractions and B-level infractions.
Suspension is the standard sanction for an A-level violation of either the Honor Code or the Student Conduct Code. A-level infractions are adjudicated by a judicial board. B-level infractions may be resolved administratively without a hearing by the Office of the Dean of Students.
I received a letter stating that I was allegedly involved in a violation of College policy and inviting me to meet with the Associate Dean of Students or the Assistant Dean of Students. What does this mean?
In some instances, before issuing charges or sanctions, the Associate Dean of Students or the Assistant Dean of Students adjudicating a matter will offer the student an opportunity to meet in person to provide his or her account of the incident. This meeting is optional for the student, and failure to participate does not preclude charges and sanctions from being issued. Students who provide information about an incident are expected to provide honest, accurate, and complete information. Providing information that is false, incomplete, or misleading may result in disciplinary action.
For more information on the disciplinary process, click here.
I received a letter issuing charges of violations of the Student Conduct Code to me. What does this mean?
B-level violations of the Student Conduct Code may be resolved administratively without a hearing. When an incident is resolved administratively without a hearing, an authorized representative of the Office of the Dean of Students determines charges and sanctions and communicates these decisions in writing to the student.
The Honor and Student Conduct Codes apply to students' behavior on campus, within the city of Lynchburg, in the surrounding counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell, and anywhere else when participating in a College program/event or acting in the capacity of a Lynchburg College student.
In addition, violations of laws committed off campus may be interpreted as having an impact on or posing a threat to the College community. Consequently, such violations can result in on-campus disciplinary action.
Please see the Notification of Parents Concerning Student Discipline for more information about parental notification.
Can a charge or sanction affect my eligibility to play on a team or to participate as an officer of an organization?
A restriction of privilege impacting participation in specified activities may be issued as a sanction. Separate from any sanctions issued, it is possible that eligibility requirements for a particular leadership position, award, or activity preclude participation by a student who has violated College policies. Check with your particular organization or activity for this eligibility information.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid for questions about your financial aid requirements.
How can I review my disciplinary file to be reminded of violations for which I have been found responsible?
You will need to make an appointment with the Office of the Dean of Students. To make an appointment, click here.
All members of the Student Judicial Board are Lynchburg College students. Staff and faculty serve on the Administrative Board. Both judicial boards follow Lynchburg College hearing procedures.
For information on Lynchburg College judicial boards, click here.
Please see the Guide to Lynchburg College Judicial Board Hearings for more information about what to expect during your disciplinary hearing.
The following are helpful sources of information about the Lynchburg College disciplinary process:
- The Hornet student handbook, which contains the full Lynchburg College Honor and Student Conduct Codes and Regulations
- Your hearing advisor
- The Dean of Students Office, 113 Hundley Hall, 434.544.8226
- The Student Judicial Board Office, 130 Hundley Hall, 434.544.8627