LMU Code of Student Conduct

The principle guiding the university regulation of student conduct will be that of responsible student freedoms. Students will be given the greatest possible degree of self-determination commensurate with their conduct and the consequences of their actions, in accordance with the stated purpose of Lincoln Memorial University.

Students are required at all times to maintain high standards of private and public conduct on campus and at university-sponsored events. To lie, cheat, steal or break one's honor under any circumstances is recognized as intolerable conduct. Violation of other accepted rules of behavior, whether or not covered by specific regulations, subjects a student to disciplinary actions. Claims of ignorance of commonly accepted rules or specific regulations will not be accepted as an excuse for violations.

Routine administrative regulations are enforceable by responsible university administrative units, i.e., LMU Finance Office, Office of Security, Director of Housing, Dean of Students, Resident Directors and Resident Assistants. University officials reserve the right to bring a charge against any student through the Dean of Students with due process observed. Any student who presents a clear and present danger to other members of the university community or who impedes the academic process will be subject to appropriate administrative action up to and including suspension on an interim basis pending a hearing by the appropriate judicial system, which may result in a permanent suspension. Parents and/or legal guardians financially responsible for their LMU student will not necessarily be notified of any violations of the Code of Student Conduct.

Students have certain guaranteed rights as well as responsibilities as an enrolled student at LMU. The guarantee of these to all students is dependent upon all students' understanding and participation and promotion of these rights. The following list of rights and responsibilities of the typical full-time student constitutes the Code of Student Rights and Conduct. The rights of a student may vary according to the student's circumstances (program of study, individual status: residential, nonresidential, etc.). Each university student will have the following rights and responsibilities:

to enjoy and promote the freedom of an open and unprejudiced, full campus life experience without regard to race, national origin, creed, culture, gender, age, sexual orientation, or religion.
to attend classes and receive proper instruction in courses while completing assignments to the best of one's abilities and resources.
 to use facilities, buildings and grounds as designated for student use while being cognizant of and abiding by the policies of LMU and the laws of Claiborne County, the State of Tennessee and the United States of America.
to have access to one’s financial, academic and/or disciplinary files while being cognizant of one's financial, academic and disciplinary status with the university.

  • to register early for the next academic term by meeting one's financial obligations to the university by paying tuition, fees and assessed fines in a timely manner.
  • to receive a student handbook/catalog at the beginning of one's enrollment to better one's understanding of the university and of academic programs.
  • to participate in the structured evaluation of instructors each year by honestly completing evaluations during the designated times.
  • to interact with faculty and administrators by seeking their advice when needed and responding to them when called upon to do so.
  • to expect the campus and its facilities to be maintained to promote cleanliness and safety while using the campus in such a way to promote cleanliness and safety.
  • to receive and review a Student Handbook each academic year to better one's understanding of the rules and regulations of LMU.
  • to drive and park on the campus by registering one's vehicle and understand and abide by traffic policies.
  • to receive proper notice and due process in judicial situations as designated in the judicial procedures by checking one's mail and answering all summonses.
  • to expect an environment free from any form of harassment by following the appropriate channels to report any such harassment.
  • to be represented in Student Government Association by voicing opinions and ideas to SGA members and voting in campus wide elections.
  • to join and participate in any or all student organizations for which one qualifies for membership by joining and participating in those student organizations which correspond with one's interests and abilities.
  • to participate in intramural and other student activities and cultural events according to the policies regarding each event by watching and listening for information concerning programmed activities and attending those that correspond with one's interests and abilities.
  • to benefit from all services provided by LMU to students at no charge or at a reasonable user fee by becoming aware of and making use of services available to students as desire
  • to reside in a campus residence hall, if abiding by the policies of the hall and campus, upon availability by living on-campus if unmarried, under 21 years of age and not residing with a parent or legal guardian within a 65-mile radius of LMU.
  • to maintain and expect from all others a mature and professional bearing of citizenship in all social and academic environments on or off campus.
  • to maintain and expect from all peers a constant high aiming standard of personal academic and social integrity.ed or needed.