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Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [Archived Catalog] [Archived Catalog]

PDF copy: Student Affairs.pdf

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.
Director for Student Affairs Assessment

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

Melany Pearl, B.S., M.A.
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

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

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 Residence Life

The purpose of the Office of Residence Life is to provide a quality on-campus living experience that fosters a diverse community, academic growth, and the holistic development of students.  It collaborates with other Student Affairs departments to provide a holistic student life experience.

Liberty University requires all unmarried students under the age of 21 to live on campus. Students living on campus must be currently enrolled in a residential program and must be attending classes on campus.

All students must complete financial check-in prior to occupancy and must agree to the terms and policies as outlined in the on-campus “Housing Agreement”. Students who are married or 25 years of age or older (at any time during the semester) are not allowed to live on campus. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Detailed information is available online at http://www.liberty.edu/studentaffairs/studenthousing.

The Office of Residence Life employs a team of professionals and paraprofessionals on the residence hall:

Resident Director
Resident Directors (RDs) oversee the residence halls, as well as the Resident Assistant teams on each floor. Additionally, they are responsible to enforce the standards of The Liberty Way while promoting the overall well-being of the students residing in the halls.

Resident Assistant
Resident Assistants (RAs) provide leadership to students in the residence halls in the form of discipline, discipleship and overall oversight.

The off campus living policy states that single students must be 21 years of age or older or be living with an immediate family member who is 21 years of age or older in order to live off campus. For specific information regarding the off-campus living policy, contact the Office of Student Life.

The Office of Student Life provides an online “Apartment Finder” that lists apartments, houses, rooms, etc. that are available for rent or for sale in the Lynchburg area. Rental fees generally range from $500 to $800 per month. The “Apartment Finder” can be found on the Office of Student Life website at http://www.liberty.edu/apartmentfinder.

Center for Multicultural Enrichment

The purpose of the Center for Multicultural Enrichment is to unify the various cultural and ethnic populations on Liberty’s campus by overcoming divisions. The Center serves as an advocate to minority students and seeks to celebrate cultural diversity by offering experiential learning opportunities to all students. For additional information, visit the Center for Multicultural Enrichment’s website at http://www.liberty.edu/center4me.

Student Government Association

The purpose of Liberty University’s Student Government Association (SGA) is to involve the student body in the administrative process and to promote well-being and a sense of responsibility among students. The SGA is also available to hear student concerns and to convey an understanding of student needs to the administration.

Membership in the Student Government Association is open to all currently-enrolled resident and commuter students who are not on any form of probation or suspension and have professed their faith in Jesus Christ.

For additional information, visit the SGA’s website at http://www.liberty.edu/sga.

Student Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs and organizations must request and receive permission from Liberty University administration before they may meet on campus, advertise, distribute or post materials or use any University facilities for activities or events. All club or organization-sponsored activities or events must be consistent with the University’s mission and must be and remain in compliance with The Liberty Way, the Honor Code and any policies or procedures promulgated by the University. The University reserves the right to refuse the use of its facilities for any reason to any student club, organization, activity or event.

Information and policies regarding student clubs, as well as a list of approved clubs and organizations is available online at http://www.liberty.edu/index.cfm?PID=19868.


Senior Vice President for Student Affairs GH 2750
Dean of Students Office GH 1830
     Student Counseling Services GH 1830
     Office of Community Life GH 1880
     Office of Student Life GH 1875
     Graduate Student Life GH 1887
     Online Student Life GH 1887
     Title IX Office GH 1880
Office of Residence Life Res. Commons 2
     Residence Leadership  
     Residence Housing  
Center for Multicultural Enrichment DeMoss Hall
     LEAD Fellowship  
     Cultural Competency  
     Campus Relations  
Office of Student Affiars Assessment TBA
Student Government Association TBA
Student Health and Wellness Services TBA

Highlighted text indicates a change from the official version of the catalog.

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