In keeping with the philosophy that students are to do their utmost to help maintain a high level of conduct among fellow students, considerable responsibility for addressing violations of the Honor and Student Conduct Codes is invested in students via the Student Judicial Board, which is comprised solely of students. Staff and faculty contribute to the address of alleged misconduct through the Administrative Board.
The shared purpose of University of Lynchburg’s judicial boards is to promote integrity and responsible citizenship through enforcement of the Honor and Student Conduct Codes and Regulations, to help educate students about acceptable behavioral choices, and to deter misconduct. Both judicial boards have the authority to hear all cases arising within their respective jurisdictions, to require that students appear in conjunction with a hearing, to determine responsibility or lack thereof for alleged infractions, and to impose sanctions. Judicial board proceedings are fact-finding in nature rather than adversarial and are conducted in accordance with hearing procedures outlined in the Honor and Student Conduct Codes and Regulations (see “Hearing Procedures”).