Non-Disciplinary Process

In keeping with the redemptive nature of LCU’s disciplinary philosophy, students who come forward voluntarily confessing a violation of university policy or an addictive lifestyle including illegal drugs and controlled substances, steroids, alcohol, sexual immorality, pornography, and internet abuse may be afforded an opportunity to submit to a range of possibilities outside the disciplinary process. The following conditions must be met in order for students to take advantage of this non-disciplinary policy:

  • The student must take the first step by discussing his or her situation with the Dean of Students in order to negotiate an appropriate response. Once a violation is identified or reported, the normal disciplinary process will ensue, and the student will no longer have the option of a non-disciplinary response.
  • The student must be willing to submit to any intervention deemed appropriate by the Dean of Students.
  • The student must understand that in cases where the behavior is repetitive, self-destructive, endangering to others, or involves legal issues, the university has the responsibility to take appropriate action, including suspension or dismissal from the university.

SPECIAL NOTE: The university maintains the right to require the student to enter into professional counseling and/or medical treatment if the behavior in question warrants such a response. The student will assume financial responsibility for these services.

For additional information about the non-disciplinary process, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students in the Student Life Office located on the second floor of the SUB.