Student Conduct Code

Behaviors prohibited by the Student Conduct Code are grouped into two categories: A-level infractions and B-level infractions. If charges of possible violations issued to a student include one or more A-level policies, then the charges are resolved through a hearing conducted by either the Student Judicial Board (SJB) or the Administrative Board (AB), as assigned by the Office of the Dean of Students in consideration of jurisdictional guidelines noted for each Student Conduct Code policy.   

B-level violations may be resolved administratively without a hearing. Repeated or accumulating B-level infractions may be adjudicated by a judicial board; typically, a student's third alleged B-level infraction in one semester or fifth alleged B-level infraction during tenure is referred to a hearing board for resolution. All charges of A-level infractions are adjudicated by a judicial board.

In addition to the prohibited behaviors enumerated below, the Student Conduct Code includes policies that are stated or elaborated on in sections titled Residence Life Policies and Other Policy-Related Information.

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A-level Infractions

A3.1

Interpersonal misconduct (sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; AB; see Interpersonal Misconduct Policy and Response Procedures)

A3.2

Physical attack (AB)

A3.3

Any act, threat, or course of conduct that submits a member of the College community to physical or mental pain, discomfort, indignity, or humiliation (AB)

A3.4

Harassment (AB; see Human Rights Policy and Interpersonal Misconduct Policy and Response Procedures)

A3.5

Hazing (AB; see Lynchburg College Statement Prohibiting Hazing)

A3.6

Aiding, abetting, conspiring, hiring, encouraging, or being an accessory to any act prohibited by the Honor and Student Conduct Codes (AB, SJB)

A4.1

Use or possession of firearms, explosives, fireworks, pellet guns, or other dangerous weapons on campus, including weapons for which the carrier has a legal permit (AB; see Firearms and Other Weapons)

A4.2

Starting or aiding a fire without a permit (AB)

A4.3

Giving a false fire alarm, tampering with a fire alarm, or misuse of a fire extinguisher (AB, SJB)

A5.1

Dangerous practice or action which has the real potential for emotional or bodily harm, injury, and/or death (AB)

A6.1

Distribution or apparent intent to distribute drugs (AB; see Alcohol and Other Drugs)

A6.2

Illegal possession or use of a drug (AB, SJB; see Alcohol and Other Drugs)

A6.3

Possession or use of drug paraphernalia (AB, SJB; see Alcohol and Other Drugs)

A7.1

Violation of ABC regulations (AB)

A7.2

Driving under the influence of alcohol or other substance that impairs driving (AB)

A8.1

Violation of city, state, or federal law (AB, SJB)

A9.1

Breaking into any room or College facility; unauthorized entry or presence in any College facility (AB, SJB)

A9.2

Property damage (AB, SJB)

A10.1

Violation of probation (AB, SJB)

A10.2

Failure to comply with sanctions (AB, SJB)

A10.3

Failure to comply with directions of College personnel or officials acting in performance of their duties (AB)

B-level Infractions

B1.1

Any act, threat, or course of conduct that submits a member of the College community to physical or mental pain, discomfort, indignity, or humiliation (AB)

B1.2

Harassment (AB; see Human Rights Policy)

B1.3

Hazing (AB; see Lynchburg College Statement Prohibiting Hazing)

B1.4

Aiding, abetting, conspiring, hiring, encouraging, or being an accessory to any act prohibited by the Honor and Student Conduct Codes (AB, SJB)

B1.5

Interpersonal misconduct (sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking; AB; see Interpersonal Misconduct Policy and Response Procedures)

B2.1

Any off-campus conduct deemed or found to impact or pose a threat to the College community (AB, SJB)

B2.2 Possession of a street, traffic, or municipal sign (SJB)

B3.1

Violation of Residence Life policies (SJB; see Residence Life Policies)

B4.1

Misrepresentation in non-academic affairs of any College business (SJB)

B4.2

Unauthorized possession or use of personal or College property (SJB)

B4.3

Unauthorized entry or presence in any College facility (SJB)

B4.4

Promotion of an unrecognized, suspended, or charter-revoked student group (AB; see Student Activities)

B5.1

Obscene acts or abusive language in public (SJB)

B6.1

Purchase, possession, or use of alcohol by a person under 21 years of age (SJB)

B6.2

Serving, selling, or otherwise providing or making available alcohol to a person under 21 years of age (SJB)

B6.3

Presence of a student under 21 years of age in a campus residential room where alcohol is possessed or used by other individuals under 21 years of age (SJB)

B6.4

Possession of alcohol by anyone, regardless of age, in a campus residential room where all assigned residents are under age 21 (SJB; a room where all assigned residents are under age 21 is considered "dry.")

B6.5

Possession or consumption of alcohol in a campus residential room by an individual age 21 or older in the presence of a person under age 21 (Exception: A student age 21 or older may possess and consume alcohol in his/her assigned room if the only underage person present is his/her roommate; SJB)

B7.1

Use of alcohol or other substance that impairs thought, behavior, and/or coordination (SJB)

B8.1

Possession or use of a keg, community container, or other quantity of alcohol surpassing that reasonable for private, personal use at an unlicensed place, event, or campus residence (AB; a "community container" typically has a capacity of one gallon or more)

B8.2

Possession and/or consumption of alcohol by a person of any age in a lounge, corridor, stairway, or other common area of a residence hall, except on designated special occasions (NOTE: Individual residence hall rooms with doors open are considered extensions of the corridor; SJB)

B8.3

Possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage on campus outside restricted areas (SJB)

B8.4

Possession or use of alcoholic beverages at indoor or outdoor athletic facilities or events, except when such facilities are used for licensed social events (SJB)

B8.5

Use, possession, sale, serving, or otherwise making available of alcoholic beverages at any membership recruitment function (SJB)

B9.1

Use of advertising and/or promotional materials that promote the use of alcohol (SJB)

B9.2

Violation of ABC regulations (SJB)

B10.1

Failure to comply with directions of College personnel or officials acting in performance of their duties (AB, SJB)

B10.2

Failure to comply with sanctions (AB, SJB)

B11.1

Possession of fireworks (AB)

B11.2

Failure to vacate a building during a fire, fire drill, or fire alarm (SJB)

B12.1

Property damage (SJB)

B13.1

Visitation violation (SJB; see Visitation Policy)

B13.2

Unauthorized presence of an animal in any College facility (SJB; see Animals on Campus)

B13.3

Noise violation or disturbance (SJB)

B13.4

Dangerous practice, including but not limited to: burning incense or candles, throwing objects or climbing into or out of windows, hall ball, water battles, and providing College ID or key to another (SJB)

B14.1

Urinating in public or other indecent exposure (SJB)

B14.2

Littering or other behavior resulting in unclean or unnecessarily unkempt conditions (SJB)

B14.3

Disruptive behavior (SJB)

Note: B-level violations may be resolved administratively without a hearing.