To the Students of the University of Lynchburg:
Welcome to the University of Lynchburg! It is with great joy that I serve you as the president of this amazing place you call home. Together, we are the Hornet family and as part of that family, we will work together to make the campus a welcoming, affirming, respectful, and safe place to live, learn, and lead. We will commit to living our lives well and value academic rigor, active learning, a commitment to success, integrity, diversity, community, wellness, and sustainability. The administration, faculty, and staff are dedicated to your success and provide myriad resources to support you as you continue your pathway to be an educated and contributing member of a globally diverse society and a lifelong learner.
The Hornet is your guiding document, providing information that you will use to navigate your academic and social life at the University of Lynchburg. In the Academic section, you will learn about the academic policies that will guide your success in your undergraduate and graduate programs. In the Honor and Student Conduct Codes and Regulations section, you will find resources to support your contribution in creating a caring and supportive environment, on and off campus, by respecting the rights of all others, including those who may appear different from us, and the stated expectation that each of us will be accorded appropriate rights and privileges and treated with respect. Leadership development is a cornerstone of the Hornet experience, and in The Hornet, you will find an array of student-led organizations where you may learn to develop and hone your leadership skills and become involved in service to the community.
Use the resources and opportunities in The Hornet and your academic catalog to help you determine your pathway to success at the University of Lynchburg. Find experiential learning opportunities (internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, and service learning), when they are scheduled, and how they may fit into your academic plan. Get to know your faculty and staff, and have an open mind and be part of a welcoming and safe environment. Wear red on Fridays and be proud to represent your University. As Hornets together, there is no telling where we will go and what we will achieve.
It is a great day to be a Hornet!
Alison I. Morrison-Shetlar, president