Lincoln Christian University

Adult & Graduate Studies Code of Conduct

The following areas of student life have specific guidelines that must be followed. By applying to and enrolling in the Hargrove School, students agree to abide by these guidelines. Students who violate any of these policies may be subject to various actions, ranging from a conversation, a request to change/cease the behavior, a request to seek counseling, being placed on probation (with conditions described in writing), suspension (removal from campus for a specified period), or dismissal (which could be immediate). The Director of Academic Counseling oversees student life concerns in the Hargrove School, though other personnel may also be consulted. If laws are suspected of being broken, legal authorities may also be contacted.

Drugs and Alcohol:
Possession, sale, delivery, or use of any illegal drug is prohibited and subject to disciplinary action. Use of any illegal drug may be turned over to the police and State's Attorney. Possession, sale, or delivery of any illegal drug will be turned over to the police and State's Attorney. Lincoln Christian University also does not allow any alcohol or tobacco products on its campus, nor does it permit students to be intoxicated.

Sexual Behavior:
Scripture makes it clear that among Christians "there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity . . . because these are improper for God's holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place" (Ephesians 5:3-4). Any such behavior is also "out of place" in the Christian community of Lincoln Christian University and will be treated very seriously. The University defines sexual immorality as sexual relations in violation of the law, outside the marriage covenant, between members of the same sex, or otherwise in violation of Scriptural teaching (as determined by the Board of Trustees). This policy also prohibits use of pornography (including inappropriate Web sites, with school computers monitored for such use) and sexual harassment. The latter is defined generally as "improper and/or unwelcome sexual advances, requests, and other verbal or physical contact of a sexual nature, whether subtle or explicit, in a work or classroom environment."

Weapons or Violent Threats:
Lincoln Christian University does not allow any kinds of weapons or tolerate any threats or acts of violence on its campus. Students who violate this policy may be asked to leave immediately and/or be subject to suspension or dismissal. Police or other legal authorities may also be called. Lincoln Christian University also does not permit rude or insubordinate behavior, whether threats of violence are present or not.

The Hargrove School seeks to work redemptively, rather than punitively, in addressing student life concerns. While some violations of these policies may warrant immediate dismissal, the faculty and staff of the Hargrove School prefer, when possible, to work with students pastorally. Students may also be referred to professionals for counseling beyond the scope and ability of the Hargrove School personnel.

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