Graduate Catalog 2015-2016

Graduate and Online Student Affairs

Douglas F. Mann, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of History

Kevin D. Struble, B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Administrative Chair

PURPOSE
The purpose of the Office of Graduate and Online Student Affairs is to promote a positive Christian community both on campus and within the Liberty University Online community. In order to maintain this Christ centered environment, the Code of Honor is established and upheld through the office for student issues pertaining to academic and personal standards.

BASIC REGULATIONS
The Administration and Faculty have committed Liberty to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct. Liberty holds as one of its foremost goals the development of men and women of strong character. Firm moral conviction and dependable self-discipline are as important to the mission of the university as academic aptitude.

Students are expected to conduct themselves according to the rules of the University at all times. The specific rules, regulations, and policies that govern student behavior are outlined both in this catalog and in the Code of Honor, which is available on the Graduate Student Affairs website at http://www.liberty.edu/thegraduateschool.

Students enrolled in the Liberty University Graduate School and Liberty University Online are subject to the Liberty University Code of Honor as well as the Liberty Way (if living on campus).  This information is available online at http://www.liberty.edu/libertyway as well as this Catalog.

Students enrolled in the School of Law are subject to the Liberty University School of Law Academic Honor Code and Personal Code of Honor. This information is available on the School of Law website at http://www.liberty.edu/law/.

Liberty University Code of Honor for Graduate and Online Students

ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL CODE OF HONOR
Liberty University is comprised of a network of students, Alumni, faculty, staff and supporters that together form a Christian community based upon the truth of the Bible. This truth defines our foundational principles, from our Doctrinal Statement to the Code of Honor. These principles irrevocably align Liberty University’s operational procedures with the long tradition of university culture, which remains distinctively Christian, designed to preserve and advance truth. Our desire is to create a safe, comfortable environment within our community of learning, and we extend our academic and spiritual resources to all of our students with the goal of fostering academic maturity, spiritual growth and character development.

Communities are predicated on shared values and goals. The Code of Honor, an expression of the values from which our Doctrinal Statement was born, defines the fundamental principles by which our community exists. At the core of this code lie two essential concepts: a belief in the significance of all individuals, and a reliance on the existence of objective truth.

While we acknowledge that some may disagree with various elements of the Code of Honor, we maintain the expectation that our students will commit to respect and uphold the Code while enrolled at Liberty University. Adherence to the principles and concepts established within facilitates the success of our students and strengthens the Liberty community.

The Code of Honor can be viewed in its entirety at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19155.



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