Student Handbook & Policies

The Hornet Student Handbook

The Hornet is your reference manual for being a Lynchburg College student. Use it to find out what your rights and responsibilities are, from the honor code to bringing a vehicle to campus.

The Hornet is updated yearly, and includes helpful information like what each service office offers students, the academic calendar, and student life opportunities.

Student Conduct Policies & Procedures

The office of the Dean of Students oversees disciplinary matters for LC. The policies posted to the website are intended to help you understand what is expected of you and what the processes are should you be directly or indirectly involved in a disciplinary matter.

Lynchburg College expects that every member of the campus community will share in its historic commitment to academic honesty, personal integrity, and behavioral maturity. As an educational institution, the College is concerned with both the formal, in-class education of its students and their growth into mature men and women who conduct themselves as responsible citizens.

The uniqueness of the academic community requires particular sensitivity to both the individual rights of students and the rights of the College community. Rules and regulations are imperative as a basis for the orderly conduct of College activities and for maintaining an environment conducive to study, recreation, and personal growth. Regulations are intended to create sound living and learning conditions for all members of the campus community.

In accepting admission to Lynchburg College, a student agrees to learn and abide by all College policies and procedures. Upon participation in an activity to begin one’s first semester at Lynchburg College (e.g., check-in, Hornet Days, January orientation, or class attendance), an admitted applicant is considered a student. From this point of matriculation through degree completion (or withdrawal from the College), any report of alleged misconduct may be addressed as a violation of the Lynchburg College Honor and Student Conduct Codes, even if the student was temporarily not taking class at the time of the incident (e.g., during leaves of absence or holiday and summer breaks). 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 when participating in a College program/event or acting in the capacity of a Lynchburg College student.

In addition to controlling their own behavior, students are expected to do their utmost to help maintain a high level of conduct among fellow students. College policies are set forth in writing to give students general notice of prohibited conduct; they are not designed to define misconduct in exhaustive terms and should be read broadly.

When a violation of College policy is believed to have occurred, the alleged infraction is reviewed by appropriate College officials or members of the student judicial board. If a student is found responsible for violating the Honor and Student Conduct Codes, sanctions are issued to facilitate the positive growth and development of the student and to maintain effective learning and residential environments on campus.