All behaviors prohibited by the Honor Code are A-level infractions. Behaviors prohibited by the Student Conduct Code are grouped into two categories: A-level infractions and B-level infractions.
What is the difference between A-level and B-level violations?
Possible A-level infractions may be resolved administratively without a hearing or adjudicated by a judicial board. Suspension may be assigned in response to any A-level violation of either the Honor Code or the Student Conduct Code. However, mitigating and aggravating circumstances of the incident may affect the outcomes imposed. Expulsion may be issued in more serious circumstances, and lesser outcomes (typically not fewer than 30 hours of community service and a period of disciplinary probation, or the equivalent) may be issued for less serious circumstances. For additional outcome guidelines for drug- or paraphernalia-related violations, see Drug Regulations.
B-level infractions may be resolved administratively without a hearing Community Expectations and Restorative Practices, by the Office of Housing and Residence Life, or by the Director of Title IX Compliance and Equal Opportunity Officer (or designee). (For more information, see Disciplinary Procedures.) When a student is found responsible for an incident of misconduct involving only B-level infractions of the Student Conduct Code, the resulting outcomes do not include suspension or expulsion from the University.
I received a letter stating that I was allegedly involved in a violation of University policy and inviting me to meet with a specified person in Community Expectations and Restorative Practices or the Office of Housing and Residence Life. What does this mean?
Typically, before issuing charges or outcomes to a student, a representative of Community Expectations and Restorative Practices or of the Office of Housing and Residence Life offers the student an opportunity to provide their account of the incident. Providing incident information is optional for the student, but choosing not to participate in the incident review process does not preclude charges and sanctions from being issued. Students who provide information about an incident are expected to provide honest, accurate, and complete information. Providing information that is false, incomplete, or misleading may result in disciplinary action.
I received a letter issuing charges of violation of the Student Conduct Code to me. What does this mean?
B-level violations of the Student Conduct Code may be resolved administratively without a hearing. When an incident is resolved administratively without a hearing, an authorized representative of Community Expectations and Restorative Practices, the Office of Housing and Residence Life, or the Director of Title IX Compliance and Equal Opportunity Officer (or designee) determines charges and outcomes and communicates these decisions in writing to the student.
Why has Community Expectations and Restorative Practices contacted me when I was arrested off campus?
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 else when participating in a University program/event or acting in the capacity of a University of Lynchburg student.
Will my parents be notified of my violation(s) of the Honor and Student Conduct Codes?
In addition, violations of laws committed on campus may be interpreted as having an impact on or posing a threat to the University community. Consequently, such violations can result in on-campus disciplinary action.
Please see Notification of Parents Concerning Student Discipline for more information about parental notification.
Can a charge or outcome affect my eligibility to play on a team or to participate as an officer of an organization?
A restriction of privilege impacting participation in specified activities may be issued as an outcome of policy violation(s). Separate from any outcomes issued, it is possible that eligibility requirements for a particular leadership position, award, or activity preclude participation by a student who has violated University policies. Check with your particular organization or activity for this eligibility information.
Will a charge or outcome affect my scholarships or financial aid?
Contact the Office of Financial Aid for questions about your financial aid requirements.
How can I review my record to be reminded of any violations for which I have been found responsible?
You will need to make an appointment with Community Expectations and Restorative Practices (second floor, Hundley Hall; 434.544.8822).
What is the difference between the Student Judicial Board and the Administrative Board?
All members of the Student Judicial Board are University of Lynchburg students. Staff and faculty serve on the Administrative Board. Both judicial boards follow University of Lynchburg hearing procedures.
As a charged student, what should I expect at my hearing?
Please see A Guide to University of Lynchburg Judicial Board Hearings for more information about what to expect during your judicial board hearing.
What do I do if I have additional questions?
The following are helpful sources of information about the University of Lynchburg student conduct review process:
The Hornet student handbook, which contains the full University of Lynchburg Honor and Student Conduct Codes and Regulations.
Community Expectations and Restorative Practices
Second floor, Hundley Hall
The Student Judicial Board Office
Second floor, Hundley Hall