Campus organizations are expected to comply with all University policies. Violation of University policy, including obstruction of or interference with any regularly sponsored or official function of the University, may result in disciplinary action, as outlined in the Honor and Student Conduct Codes and Regulations. Additionally, the University reserves the right to intervene, and if necessary, to cancel a program, activity, and/or process if it is found to be in violation of stated policies or procedures or is in conflict with the mission of the University of Lynchburg.
All student organizations are responsible for encouraging an atmosphere of learning, social responsibility, and respect for human dignity and for providing a positive influence and constructive development for both members and aspiring members. All organizations are expected to utilize good judgment to determine the abilities of individual students as they relate to organizational activities and requirements. Hazing is unproductive and hazardous behavior that is incongruous with this responsibility and has no place in the University of Lynchburg community, either on or off campus. Hazing is prohibited by the Commonwealth of Virginia and by the University of Lynchburg (see “Statement Prohibiting Hazing”).
An organization of the University of Lynchburg found to be in violation of the Statement Prohibiting Hazing may face University sanctions ranging from a warning to loss of status as a recognized student organization. Campus privileges may be revoked, charters rescinded, and/or disciplinary outcomes imposed on individual officers or members. Individual students found to be in violation of the Statement Prohibiting Hazing may face outcomes from warning to expulsion. In addition, alleged violation of laws pertaining to hazing may be investigated and resolved through criminal prosecution and/or civil action.