Traditionally, the University of Lynchburg has maintained an orderly atmosphere in which both the educational program and peaceful, noncoercive dissent are possible. Through long-standing policies and practice, the University has rejected violence as a means of promoting a point of view. Persons who violate these policies cannot be retained as members of the University of Lynchburg community.
Faculty members have the responsibility and the authority to maintain order in the classroom and may ask students to leave the classroom if necessary to maintain order. Students are expected to be familiar with the Behavioral Standards for Learning Environments policy.
Both in and out of the classroom, the University expects students to dress and conduct themselves in ways that are reasonable and appropriate for this community. Particularly, it expects attention to appropriate dress and demeanor in settings such as the dining hall, the library, classrooms, outdoor and other “public” areas of campus, and campuswide events including, but not limited to, plays, concerts, lectures, and chapel services. It is obligatory that, in addition to the nature of the setting and event in which one is directly participating, proximity to other settings, events, or “public” areas be considered in determining the appropriateness of dress. For example, the Dell area of campus is used daily by almost every member of the University community and also by guests.
Display of symbols that are historically associated with hate, repression, intimidation, or subjugation of specific human groups is prohibited. Examples include, but are not limited to, Confederate flags, Nazi swastikas, Ku Klux Klan images, nooses, and other vestiges of prior eras of slavery or persecution based on personal characteristics including race and religion.