Lynchburg College is concerned about the physical well-being and safety of its students. Students found in an incoherent or unconscious state may be transported to the nearest emergency facility for evaluation and treatment. The College reserves the right to inform a student’s parents (or legal guardian) of any situation in which emergency medical attention is requested for the student. The Office of the Dean of Students (or designee) also reserves the right to contact a student’s parents (or legal guardian) if it is determined that a substantial likelihood exists that the student has exhibited or will exhibit behaviors that jeopardize the health and safety of the campus community. In addition, when the College determines that a health or safety emergency exists, the College may disclose information from student educational records to law enforcement officials, public health officials, and trained medical personnel to protect the health and safety of students or others.
In situations in which conditions and/or events suggest that a student’s health or safety might be at risk, and/or the student’s behavior poses a risk to the health, safety, and wellbeing of the campus community, the College may require that the student in question seek appropriate medical evaluation and/or other treatment. The College may limit or deny the student’s access to and/or movement about campus, including residential areas and classes, pending an administrative review. The Threat Assessment and Management Team (TAM Team) shall be charged with reviewing these cases and making final determination of the student’s status, which can include continued enrollment with specific instructions, voluntary medical leave, or involuntary medical leave. The TAM Team shall consider all relevant information related to the student in making this decision. The student has the right to provide additional information to the TAM Team. The student also has the right to appeal the TAM Team’s decision to the president of Lynchburg College or his/her designee. The appeal must be submitted within two working days from the TAM Team’s decision. All appeal decisions are final.
Following address of an immediate risk, students who exhibited drunkenness, incoherence, or loss of consciousness may be referred to the Office of the Dean of Students for follow-up educational services, medical assessment, and/or review of related policy infractions.