Graduate Catalog 2017-2018

Student Affairs

Mark Hine, B.S., M.Div., D.Min.
Senior Vice President for Student Affairs

Robert Mullen, B.S., M.Div., J.D.
Dean of Students

Joshua Brown, B.S., M.Ed., Ph.D.
Director for Research and Assessment

Dustin DuBose, B.S., M.Div.
Executive Director of Residence Life

Melany Pearl, B.S., M.A.
Executive Director for the Center for Multicultural Enrichment

Keith Anderson, B.S., M.A., M.R.E., D.Min.
Executive Director for Student Health and Wellness Services


Office of the Senior Vice President

PURPOSE
The purpose of Liberty University’s Office of the Senior Vice President for Student Affairs is to work with the administration, faculty and staff to foster an experience that promotes personal development and learning.

The Division contributes to the University’s mission by preparing students for leadership and involvement in an increasingly diverse, technologically-sophisticated and complex global society.

Student Affairs carries out this mission by: 

  • Responding to the needs of students as they grow spiritually, academically and socially
  • Presenting leadership opportunities and offering leadership training
  • Maintaining an atmosphere that provides fertile ground for spiritual growth
  • Offering co-curricular programming that encourages students’ academic growth
  • Promoting and celebrating the rich cultural differences found at the University
  • Assisting students in responsible decision-making

CODE OF CONDUCT
The administration and faculty have committed Liberty University to the highest standards of moral and ethical conduct. No one will become spiritual merely by observing rules; nonetheless, the spiritual student will desire to abide by the rules, regulations and policies. Liberty holds the development of men and women of strong Christian character as one of its foremost goals. Firm moral conviction and dependable self-discipline are as important as academic competence.

The specific rules, regulations and policies that govern student behavior are found in The Liberty Way, which is available online at http://www.liberty.edu/libertyway (login required).

The Academic Code of Honor is published in the Academic Information and Policies section of this catalog.


Office of the Dean of Students

The Office of the Dean of Students comprises the Office of Community Life, Office of Student Life, Student Counseling Services, Commuter Student Life, Graduate Student Life, Online Student Life and the Title IX Office. The Office exists to meet the emotional, physical and spiritual needs of each student in a way that promotes holistic student development and individual maturity. For additional information, visit the Office of the Dean of Students’ website at http://www.liberty.edu/studentaffairs/deanofstudents.

Office of Title IX
The purpose of the Office of Title IX is to oversee compliance with Title IX pursuant to the Education Amendment of 1972.  Liberty University is committed to providing students and employees with an environment free from sex based discrimination, which can include sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, and other forms of sex-based discrimination. All members of the Liberty community are expected to treat everyone with a spirit of Christian love, mutual respect, and individual dignity

Office of Community Life
PURPOSE
The purpose of the Office of Community Life is to engage students to actively experience a holistic community through abiding by the code of conduct, participating in restorative practices, receiving mentoring, and utilizing conflict resolution.  Community Life seeks to engage students in a critical time of personal development to educate and equip them to better live in community with one another.

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 Office of Community Life website at http://www.liberty.edu/studentaffairs/officeofstudentconduct/index.cfm?PID=160

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/index.cfm?PID=19155 as well as this Catalog.

Students enrolled in the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine (LUCOM) are subject to the LUCOM Code of Conduct.  This information is available on the LUCOM website at http://www.liberty.edu/lucom/index.cfm?PID=28793.

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/. Students enrolled in the College of Osteopathic Medicine are subject to the Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine Code of Conduct. This information is available on the College of Osteopathic Medicine website at http://www.liberty.edu/lucom/.


Student Health Center &Wellness Initiatives:

Purpose Statement
The department of Student Health Center and Wellness Initiatives seeks to provide quality medical health services and educational programming that promotes healthy living in the university community.

Department Objectives:

  • Provide designated clinics and services that are cost-effective and responsive to student needs.
  • Promote campus-wide wellness initiatives so as to reduce the impact of illness and other health concerns which may interfere with student success.
  • Maintain the security of student health records and oversee the official release of information to comply with federal and state regulations.
  • Coordinate the distribution of self-disclosed student medical information among university departments so that students with health related needs might secure the necessary support services.

Liberty University Student Health Center located in Green Hall near the LaHaye Student Union is a service of Central Virginia Family Physicians (CVFP), providing quality medical care and assisting students and faculty in maintaining and optimizing their health. Effective Fall 2016, Liberty University and its counseling program will be partnering with nationally recognized CVFP-Medical Group to provide students with quality medical and mental health services, health promotion, and preventive care. A $160 student health fee built into tuition and fees each semester will cover a wide variety of services in our Student Health Center.

Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The office is closed from 12:00 PM to 1 PM. To schedule an appointment, please call (434) 338-7774. Additional information is provided on the Health Services webpage at http://www.lustudenthealth.com/.


STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE LOCATIONS

Senior Vice President for Student Affairs GH 2750
Dean of Students Office GH 1880
Student Counseling Services GH 1830
Office of Community Life GH 1880
Commuter Student Life GH 1885
Graduate Student Life GH 1875
Online Student Life GH 1887
Title IX Office GH 1837
Office of Residence Life Commons II, T030
Residence Leadership  
Residence Housing  
Center for Multicultural Enrichment Montview Student Union, Room 2500
LEAD Fellowship  
Cultural Competency  
Campus Relations  
Student Government Association Montview Student Union, Room 3560
Health and Wellness  
Health Center and Wellness Initiatives GH 1898
LU Student Health Center GH 1880


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