Dear Chap Nation:
Welcome to Lubbock Christian University! I am thrilled that you have chosen to make LCU your college home. I was once in your same position, preparing to begin college here. While much has changed at LCU since I was a student, the most important things have not changed. You will find in the faculty and staff a caring community fully committed to your growth and development in every part of your life, academically, spiritually, and socially.
LCU occupies distinctive space in the world of higher education. At the time of the founding of Harvard College in the 17th century, its student handbook provided that the main end of the student’s life and studies was to “to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.” While Harvard no longer claims its Christian heritage, LCU is a "Christ centered academic community of learners." The Harvard statement is a wonderful expression of what we are trying to do here. Christ is our foundation.
Our mission has important implications for the moral and ethical expectations that we maintain for members of the LCU community. We set and seek to uphold high standards. I encourage you to read closely the Student Handbook, which you can also find on the LCU website. It outlines the specific values and expectations of members of the LCU community. We act with integrity, treat each person with dignity and respect, care for those in need, and seek excellence in all that we do. As the apostle Paul exhorts us: “Live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” (Ephesians 4:1)
The road to your degree will not always be an easy one. You will be challenged to study diligently and think deeply. You may be stretched and pulled in ways that you may not have experienced before. Rest assured that the faculty and staff are here to help you. Their doors are open and they want to serve as resources and co-discoverers with you to ensure your success. I hope that you will take advantage of the resources that are available to you.
I’m delighted that you have chosen to join with us during this incredibly important time in your life. It’s my great pleasure to welcome you to the LCU family and I very much look forward to getting to know each and every one of you.
L. Timothy Perrin
Lubbock Christian University is a Christ-centered, academic community of learners, transforming the hearts, minds, and hands of students for lives of purpose and service.
We seek to be authentically Christian, guided by our Christian faith in every dimension of our life as a community of higher learning.
It is the responsibility of the student to obtain, read, comprehend, and honor the purposes, policies, and procedures of the Student Handbook. The specific policies outlined are not presented as an exhaustive list of behavior concerns, and each one should be interpreted broadly in the context of the highest Christian standards of honesty, ethics, and morality. The university reserves the right at any time to create additional policies, or modify existing ones, as needs may dictate. Any such changes will be communicated with the students through LCU email and the LCU website.
In the entirety of this handbook, the term university shall mean Lubbock Christian University. The term campus shall mean LCU-owned buildings, land, parking lots, and walkways. The term student shall mean any university student enrolled for one or more credits in the current semester and living on or off campus. The term faculty/staff shall mean any administrator, faculty member, or contract staff member currently employed by the university.
For additional information regarding policies, reports, and student resources, go to LCU Student Right to Know.
Lubbock Christian University (LCU) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, age, or disability. LCU is religiously affiliated with the Churches of Christ. It is the purpose of LCU to be a Christ-centered, academic community of learners, providing a transformative educational experience for students. The university pursues the very highest employment and academic standards within a context that celebrates and extends the spiritual and ethical ideals of the Christian faith. In accordance with federal and state law, LCU reserves the right to seek, hire, and promote persons who support the goals and mission of the university, including the right to prefer co-religionists.
Consult the LCU Catalog for all academic policy information including, but not limited to: academic probation, standards, suspension and suspension appeal procedure, class adds or drops, grade appeal, etc. For additional questions, students should contact their instructor, academic advisor, the registrar, or the appropriate academic dean.
All course textbooks can be purchased online through our Virtual Bookstore. Additionally, some course packets and art kits are available in the Chap Store located on campus in the Student Union Building. LCU student accounts may be used to purchase books and course materials. Book buy-back will occur for two days on campus at the end of each semester. Extended buy back is available online 24/7. For further questions, please call the LCU Chap Store at 806.720.7526.
The purpose of LCU Career Services is to provide the tools and advising necessary for students and alumni to succeed in their career endeavors. Services include career resources, interview and resume preparation, one-on-one advising appointments, career assessment testing, and career development events such as career fairs, etiquette dinners, and workshops. The Career Services Office is located in the Cardwell Welcome Center. For additional information, go to Career Services.
The Center for Student Success (CSS) is committed to helping students be successful in the classroom. The CSS offers many services including Academic Testing, Disability Services, Tutoring, and Mentoring. The CSS is located in the north end of the Ling Center for Academic Achievement (CAA).
The University Testing Office administers CLEP, ACT, DSST, THEA, as well as the ETS Proficiency Profile, which is required for all students. Students will complete this assessment when they enroll in UNI 2000 after they complete the LCU core classes and before advancing. Contact the testing coordinator in Room 116 of the Center for Student Success for information concerning any standardized testing or special departmental credit by examination needs.
Lubbock Christian University provides reasonable and appropriate accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Students requesting accommodations must be registered in the Disability Services Office to receive services. Appropriate documentation of disability (usually from a licensed professional such as a doctor, school diagnostician, psychologist, etc.) must be made prior to registration. All information is kept confidential.
The Disability Services Coordinator will provide registered students with a Letter of Accommodations, listing the accommodations the student is eligible for based on documentation provided and prior accommodations. Students are instructed to take this letter to his/her professors for their signatures. These signatures will signify receipt of notice that these accommodations have been deemed reasonable and appropriate for that class and must be put into place within two weeks. (Accommodations will not be retroactive.)
Upon receiving all professors’ signatures, the student will return the letter to the Disability Services Office for it to be filed electronically. The student and professors will also receive an electronic copy for their files.
For physical disabilities, the student needs to let the Disability Services Coordinator and/or the Registrar know prior to registration so that classroom arrangements may be made in a timely manner.
The university is not required to provide accommodations if the student fails to follow the above steps.
The Disability Services Office is located in the Center for Student Success, CAA Building, Room 117.
Service Animal Policy
Service animals will be allowed to accompany persons with disabilities in all areas of campus where the public is normally allowed. Students can register their service animals with Disability Services.
Emotional Support Animal Policy
Lubbock Christian University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Students who seek to bring an emotional support animal to campus housing, should contact the Disability Services Office in the Center for Student Success to discuss requests. This office will determine whether having the animal on campus is a reasonable accommodation for the student on an individual basis, based on documentation provided.
Questions or concerns can be directed towards the full Service and Assistance Animal Policy and the Disability Services Office, located in the CSS, Room 117.
LCU implemented the Mentoring program to provide academic support to students and assist them in the successful completion of their degree. Our Mentors work with students to help them identify their academic goals and resolve any circumstances that may hinder their success. Mentors help students develop the skills they need to manage their time and resources to become more successful. Students who are working with a Mentor also have the opportunity to check out instructional technology for short-term use (laptops, graphing calculators, recorders). Mentors are located in the Center for Student Success.
Current students may request free peer tutoring in most undergraduate courses. Tutoring is provided in one-on-one or small group sessions meeting weekly throughout each long semester. The Tutoring Services office is located in Room 118 in the Center for Student Success in the CAA.
The University Writing Center is an interdisciplinary student resource that offers free, individualized help with writing for any LCU undergraduate or graduate student. You will work with trained student consultants to discuss any of the following: deciding on a topic; clarifying and organizing ideas; outlining, drafting and revising; improving grammar and punctuation; citing sources accurately.
Consultations are available by appointment or on a walk-in basis. You can make an appointment by calling 806.720.7624 or you can simply come to our location. Your session will begin as soon as you have completed a brief intake form and as soon as a consultant is available. Hours of operation are: Mondays and Thursdays from noon-6 p.m. and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from noon-3 p.m.
The University Writing Center is located in the corner of the back room of the first floor of the library.
One of the advantages employees and students have at LCU is the family atmosphere created by the small size of the university community and the value placed on people. These values also make it necessary for the university to provide employees and students a comfortable, safe, and non-distracting work or study environment.
This policy is designed to be people-sensitive both in emergencies and in the day-to-day functioning of the university. Students should not bring children into the classroom. Occasional needs or emergency situations should be discussed with students’ instructors. Instructors may permit some latitude for very short periods of time to meet special needs or emergencies.
Students are responsible for material presented in or assigned for their courses, even when they are absent from class, and will be held accountable for such material in the determination of course grades. Faculty will not apply a more restrictive attendance policy than the one outlined below.
Students who miss three, six, or nine class meetings in courses meeting once, twice, or three times per week, respectively, may, at the discretion of the professor, be dropped from the course with a grade of F. Students participating in authorized school related functions who miss more than 25% of the class meetings, may, at the discretion of the professor, be dropped from the course with a grade of F. Students will work with coaches, directors, sponsors, and their professors to keep track of their attendance and may not miss more than the allotted class meetings. Students who enter the university after the starting date will accrue absences from the date the class began.
Students may be required to make up class work or assignments missed due to absences. Students whose absences were caused by personal illness, a death in the immediate family, or authorized participation in official school functions must be given an opportunity to rectify, in a manner acceptable to the professor, any deficiencies which may have resulted from such absences. For other reasons, professors will determine whether students can rectify deficiencies.
It is the responsibility of each student to inform the professor of the reason for an absence. If possible, the student should do so prior to the absence, and if not, at the first attended class meeting.
Students do have the right to appeal dismissal using grade appeals processes outlined elsewhere in the handbook.
If students disrupt class, either by tardiness or by distracting noises or actions, they will be given an initial warning. Students may be dismissed from a class upon continuance of disruptive behavior, as determined by the instructor. Students have the right to appeal a class dismissal to their academic dean.
Computer labs are located in the north and south ends of the library, the second floor of the Administration Building, and the American Heritage Building. Computers are also available in the Maddox-Pugh Education, Associates Behavioral Science, C.L. Kay Christian Development, Natural Sciences, and Mabee Science buildings for use by their majors.
We want to take this opportunity to give you a brief summary of your rights under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the federal law that governs the release of and access to student education records. These rights include:
Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-4605
Release of student record information is generally not done at Lubbock Christian University without the expressed written consent of the student. There are, however, some exceptions, including, but not limited to the release of directory information.
For example, directory information includes the following, and may be released without the student’s consent: name, local address, home address, email address, telephone number, college of enrollment, major, campus attended, status (including current enrollment, dates of attendance, full-time/part-time, withdrawn), honors received (e.g., Dean’s List recognition), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. Please note you have the right to withhold the release of directory information. To do so, you must complete a “Request for Non-Disclosure of Directory Information” form, which is available in the Registrar’s Office.
Please note two important details regarding placing a “No Release” on your record:
FERPA establishes a variety of exceptions under which the university may release information.
Questions concerning FERPA should be referred to the Registrar's Office. Completed FERPA forms should be turned into the Registrar's Office.
The University Library contains more than 128,000 volumes and maintains a staff to assist students with research and other library needs. Checkout privileges apply to current registered students, and an LCU ID must be presented at time of checkout. Library materials include books, e-books, journal databases, periodicals, and videos. Books are checked out for a three-week period. Fines for overdue books are ten cents per day per book; however, fines are half price if paid the day the book is returned. Unpaid fines are doubled and charged to a student’s account. The charge for lost books is the cost of the book plus 10% inflation and a non-refundable processing fee. Book checkout privileges are forfeited until fines are paid. Individualized library instruction is available. Hours of operation are posted on the website and the front door. For more information on the library, visit LCU Library.
At its discretion, Lubbock Christian University may provide “directory information” in accordance with the provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). Directory information is defined as that information which would not generally be considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. “Directory information” includes student’s name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, candidacy for graduation, the most recent previous educational institution attended, hometown, citizenship, photograph, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. Students may choose to withhold directory information by filling out the form available in the Registrar's Office. A request to withhold directory information will result in the university’s refusal to disclose any student information. LCU will honor your request to withhold directory information but cannot assume responsibility to contact you for subsequent permission to release this information. Regardless of the effect upon you, the university assumes no liability as a result of honoring your instructions that such information be withheld.
Although the initial request may be filed at any time, requests for non-disclosure will be honored by the university until removed by the student filling out the appropriate forms with the Registrar's Office. Requests to withhold directory information will be honored for the duration of the academic year in which it was filed. Students must file a new request for non-disclosure with the Registrar's Office each academic year.
SelfServe is designed to allow students and faculty to register for classes online, view schedules, enter and view grades (paper grades will no longer be mailed out), and send online requests to the Registrar’s Office (i.e., request an official transcript or an address change). Students may also view school bills, see the amount of financial aid received, and have the opportunity to submit a check request for any refunds available.
To Access SelfServe:
Students and prospective students are encouraged to discuss their concerns with appropriate university employees and make reasonable efforts to resolve their concerns informally. Students may also initiate formal complaints using the complaint form linked below. Complaints will be processed without unlawful discrimination, and complainants will not be subject to retaliation.
Lubbock Christian University students and prospective students with a complaint may register their complaint as follows:
Academic appeals, grade appeals, appeals of academic integrity sanctions, medical appeals, traffic ticket appeals, and student discipline appeals are considered appeals and not complaints. Appeal procedures are published in the student handbook and/or university catalog.
After exhausting each procedural step of the student complaint procedure, students not satisfied with the outcome may file a complaint with the appropriate agency:
Specific Accreditation Complaints
Students desiring to drop all of their courses must complete a withdrawal form. Withdrawal forms are available from the Registrar's Office. Official withdrawal results in a W recorded on the transcript for courses in session on the date of withdrawal. In cases where a course was completed before a withdrawal, the earned grade is recorded. If a student wants to withdraw after the last day to drop with a W, they must have extenuating circumstances, such as military call up or deployment, or a personal medical emergency.
The university believes that one’s education should include opportunities to obtain a deeper understanding of the Bible and to make fundamental decisions about the relationship of one’s own life to biblical truth. See the LCU catalog for course requirements.
Chapel seeks to build Christ-centered community where spiritual experiences can occur. Each individual bears a responsibility to the chapel community--from those on stage to those in the audience. Chapel helps to build life together as a community, through experiences that range from laughter to heartache.
The style of chapel reflects the heritage and traditions of the Church of Christ while recognizing that our students come from many different faith traditions. Chapel facilitates spiritual experiences, in the pursuit of truth, through reflection, praise, exploration, and service.
Chapel is held from 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday in the McDonald-Moody Auditorium. Attendance is required at Chapel Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for all campus residents, and all students under the age of 25 enrolled in 12 or more hours. Part-time commuters, graduate students, and commuters 25 years or older are encouraged to attend chapel but are exempt from mandatory chapel attendance. Questions regarding the chapel attendance policy should be directed to the Dean of Students in the Student Affairs Office located on the second floor of the Mabee Student Life Building (SUB).
In order to provide an environment where community and worship can take place, chapel must be free from distractions. Behaviors that prevent self or others from engaging in the program may include disruptive talking, actions, or use of devices such as laptops, cell phones, or ear phones (buds). Those engaging in such actions may forfeit their Spiritual Life Credit for the day. Students must be present, with the opportunity to engage, to receive credit.
Students are required to obtain forty-five (45) Spiritual Life credits through attendance of chapel programs each semester, unless otherwise exempt from chapel for one or more days during a given semester as outlined below. Additional Spiritual Life credits may be offered to students who attend approved programs at alternate times. Alternate programs are approved by the Office of Student Affairs.
Students may apply for exemptions on specific days of the week if any of the following apply:
Request forms for chapel exemptions are available in the Student Affairs Office on the second floor of the SUB. Student must file an exemption for each semester. Students with approved exemptions require fewer Spiritual Life Credits as outlined below. The exemption form (with class schedule or work letter attached) must be submitted within the first 12 days of class or within 5 business days of a status change. A $50 administrative fee may be assessed for exemptions filed outside of the required deadlines. If an exemption is granted after the required deadline, the credit requirement will be modified based on a sliding scale from the day the exemption was submitted. All exemptions are at the discretion on the Dean of Students.
|Number of Days Exempt||Required Credits|
|1 day per week||34|
|2 day per week||23|
|3 day per week||12|
Students are responsible for scanning their student ID card as they leave chapel as this will document their attendance and their Spiritual Life credit. Students are also required to monitor their accumulated credits in correlation with their required credits. Students arriving between 10 a.m. and 10:10 a.m. will receive a tardy. A tardy counts as 3/4 (.75) of a Spiritual Life credit. Students arriving past 10:10 a.m. and those not scanning their cards will not receive credit.
Dishonesty in the scanning process will result in an increase of required Spiritual Life credits and a violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Examples include scanning without attending and scanning for another student.
Students are responsible for monitoring their own Spiritual Life credits on the LCU Portal and are encouraged to do so weekly. Students are encouraged to contact Chapel Records with questions or concerns regarding their chapel credit balance. Students who did not attain the adequate number of Spiritual Life credits during the semester will be placed on probation and notified through their LCU email account. Students placed on probation may request a meeting with the Dean of Students or other designee.
Chapel Records is located in the Student Affairs Office, upstairs in the SUB. 806.720.7501.
Chapel probation will be based on a tier system based on the number of credits acquired throughout the semester. Please see the table below for reference based on approved exemptions.
Tier 1: Students receiving 40-44 Spiritual Life Credits will receive the following sanctions:
Tier 2: Students receiving 35-39 Spiritual Life Credits will receive the following sanctions:
Tier 3: Student receiving 34 or less Spiritual Life Credits will receive the following sanctions:
Chapel Exemptions Sanction Tier Table
The university has implemented procedures for student appeals with the intent of assuring fundamental fairness. Students who believe they were not treated fairly in the chapel attendance process or that the sanction imposed was unreasonable can submit a written appeal to the Dean of Students within three (3) business days of receiving the probationary notification. The Dean of Students will present the letter to no fewer than three members of the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT), made up of faculty, staff, and students, for an appeal decision. If students believe they were not treated fairly in the SALT appeal process or extenuating circumstances were not considered, they may submit a written appeal to the Conduct Review Board (CRB) within one (1) business day following the decision of the SALT. The decision of the Conduct Review Board is final. Refer to the Student Appeals process for a detailed explanation.
All students are encouraged to attend church services on Sunday morning, Sunday evening, and Wednesday evening. Students looking for a church in Lubbock should find and be involved in a local church home. Green Lawn Church of Christ is conveniently located adjacent to the LCU campus. For information regarding other churches in the Lubbock area, please feel free to contact LCU faculty, staff or fellow students.
Various devotionals and Bible studies are held on campus throughout the week, as well as prayer time.
Students are responsible for maintaining current and accurate information in the computer system. Name and address changes should be communicated to the Registrar's Office.
On-campus students moving off campus must ALSO fill out a change of address at the LCU Post Office.
Current students with an LCU ID card are admitted free to all regular season home games. Nationally ranked volleyball and basketball teams play at the Rip Griffin Center on the southeast corner of campus. On the south end of campus, the nationally ranked baseball team can be seen at Hays Field, the nationally ranked softball team can be seen at PlainsCapital Park, and the men and women’s soccer teams can be seen at the LCU soccer field. Visit LCUchaps.com or check the LCU Chap app for game schedules.
Campus announcements can be viewed via email and online at ChapLink. To submit an announcement, go to ChapLink. There is a 9 a.m. deadline for same day chapel announcements. Live campus announcements will be read on Monday and Thursday of each week.
Checks can be cashed in the Student Business Office in the F.W. Mattox Administration Building. Checks for more than $50 are subject to approval. A service charge will be assessed for all checks cashed. LCU is not able to cash third party checks.
The collegiate experience is one of new development and substantial growth for students. New choices, challenges, and decisions abound, and while it can be stimulating and exciting, it can also be a time of adjustment, stress, and confusion.
The Counseling Center is committed to providing counseling services for Lubbock Christian University students, faculty, staff, and dependents. The challenges of college sometimes manifest themselves outwardly through emotional outbursts, substantial weight gain or loss, depression, anxiety, or irregular sleep patterns. Since few students move through their collegiate experience without some personal upheaval, the university encourages any student experiencing discomfort to utilize the services of the Counseling Center.
Anyone seeking counseling services is entitled to an intake or consultation counseling session free of charge. After the initial session, each subsequent session will be $10 each. Payment can be made with cash, check, or credit/debit card. The Counseling Center does not accept insurance. The staff of the Counseling Center may suggest or make referrals for circumstances that require intensive, long-term care. The client will be financially responsible for any outside help, referred or otherwise. The Counseling Center staff adheres to the ethical standards of their respective professions and to state and federal laws relating to confidentiality.
The Counseling Center is located on the 2nd floor of the SUB, Room 202. Appointments are the best way to see a counselor. Walk-ins are accommodated when possible. For more information, please check the LCU Counseling Center website or call 806.720.7478.
Students may purchase a Dining Membership or Munch Money through the Student Business Office in the Administration Building. All traditional campus residents living in residence halls have a Dining Membership as part of their room and board. Commuter and non-traditional students who are looking for value and convenience can also enroll in a Dining Membership. Meals are loaded on the LCU student ID card, and must be presented for meals and swiped at the register. Munch Money spends like cash at the Cafeteria, Chap Express, Starbucks, and Rhodes Perrin Recreation Center, as well as for concessions at the RIP Griffin Center and Hayes Field. Individual meals may also be purchased from the cashier in the Cafeteria. Requests for carry-out containers or sack lunches, as well as for accommodation of special dietary needs, should be made to the Cafeteria manager.
Munch Money and Block Plan Memberships carry over from the Fall semester to the Spring. The account will be zeroed out if not used by the end of the Spring semester. Please visit the LCU Dining Services for current meal plan membership options, menus, and hours of operation.
Cash, check, and credit cards are accepted at all dining locations on campus.
Logging on to the network
Logon ID is:
Your default password is:
This is a secure password, but we do RECOMMEND that you CHANGE YOUR PASSWORD during your first login. Your password will automatically expire every 90 days. A strong password will be at least eight characters long and include at least one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, one special character, and one number.
To change the password for your LCU email, follow these steps:
Lubbock Christian University’s official means of communication is through the LCU email account that is provided to students.
Self-Service Password Reset and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
During your first login to office.com, you will be prompted to register for self-service password and multi-factor authentication.
Mutli-Factor Authentication (MFA) is an important layer of security that helps safeguard your account and sensitive information. First logins on a new device or application, or a login after changing your password, will trigger the MFA process. Your options for MFA allow you to choose either a text message code, an automated phone call, or a code from a freely available authenticator app installed on a device you possess.
Text 806.928.7974 or Phone 806.720.7100
Contact ChapDesk to receive these services FREE of charge
Fall and Spring Office Hours
Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-midnight
Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday 2 p.m.-midnight
*Summer Office Hours coincide with the Library hours.
Students can access many parts of LCU's network through ChapLink. Webmail, announcements, chapel absences, online bill pay, financial status, help files, and much more are all available and easy to access. You will need your LCU Network logon to access certain portions of ChapLink.
Access help files or if you still have questions, call 806.720.7100 for help.
Username: The same as your network with the addition of @lcu.edu. example: Jdoe2345@lcu.edu
Password: The password is the same as your network password. example: Jd$1234!
Your use of university email and university technology services may result in university personnel becoming aware of your computer and internet activity. Should any activity be discovered, which constitutes a violation of the student handbook or state and federal law, the university reserves the right to take appropriate action.
All university email, file storage, and logon credentials are subject to termination after 180 days of non-enrollment. Students are encouraged to transition all necessary electronic files to a personal account.
If a student’s financial aid application is complete, but admission requirements have not been met, then financial aid will not be applied to the student's bill until the admissions process is complete.
If financial aid is complete and a student has a credit on their account, the refund will be issued by the Student Business Office. Please note the dates on the calendar when excess funds will be available.
Further inquiries about financial aid can be directed to Financial Assistance in the Cardwell Welcome Center.
For questions regarding class drops, withdrawals, class repeats, and financial assistance eligibility, students should refer to the Undergraduate Academic Policies or Graduate Academic Polices in the catalog, or visit the Financial Assistance Office.
Upon enrollment, LCU must provide each student written notice advising them of the penalties for drug violations under The Higher Education Act (Title IV, Section 485 (k)). Suspension of eligibility applies only to federal aid and all other aid is subject to LCU policies.
If convicted of an offense involving:
Students are issued an official LCU ID card at the beginning of each academic year. ID’s are issued in the Student Affairs Office on the second floor of the SUB. Students receive one free ID card per year. There is a $10 replacement fee for lost ID cards.
Students are required to carry their ID card with them at all times and to present the card to any university official upon request. Students failing to render an ID card upon request, using an ID card of another student, allowing an ID card to be used by another student, or falsifying information used for identification purposes will be subject to disciplinary action.
The LCU ID card must be returned to Student Affairs when a student withdraws, is suspended, or is dismissed from the university.
The LCU Ring Tradition exists to provide alumni with a lasting, visual reminder of their time at Lubbock Christian University.
The ring tells our story. Each ring reminds us of who we are and symbolizes the things that make our connection to LCU so strong. On the top is a cross, which represents Jesus. As each graduate leaves and enters the world, the cross represents how you will shine the light of Jesus in your daily activities. Like the points on a compass, the outer points of the cross represent the different paths and directions each graduate pursues upon graduation. The center of the cross symbolizes what reunites graduates as well as emphasizes our shared LCU experiences and foundation of faith.
One side of the ring represents the school's transition from Lubbock Christian College to Lubbock Christian University. The brick pattern in the background symbolizes buildings throughout the campus. The word Chaps is beneath the letters LCC and LCU to remind us of our mascot. On the other side, the ring displays a representation of LCU's most prominent building, the Christian Development Center (CDC). Beneath the CDC is the Chap Scratch.
The ring represents so much more than just the visual symbolism. It celebrates goal achievement. It honors the dream that made LCU what it is today. Finally, it reminds us of the sacrifices of so many to make an LCU education possible.
Full-time undergraduate students and incoming freshmen with fewer than sixty (60) credit hours will be charged a $90 ring installment payment at the start of every semester for four (4) semesters. NOTE: Due to the nature of their LCU experience, transfer students and nursing students are not automatically enrolled; if they wish to join the Ring Savings Program, they may choose to opt in at any time by contacting the Alumni Relations Office. The Ring Savings Program provides students with the funds to purchase a ring upon attainment of sixty (60) credit hours at LCU. Due to the higher cost of men's rings and fluctuating cost of gold, students who wish to contribute more than the four (4) semesters of ring installments may ask the Office of Alumni Relations to raise their limit and deduct funds for six (6) semesters.
At the beginning of each semester, Alumni Relations will host "Ring Days", in which representatives of Balfour, the ring manufacturer, will be available to answer questions about the LCU ring and take orders from qualified students. The balance from each student's ring savings account reduces the total price of the ring selected by each student. Those students who purchase a ring during Ring Days will be invited to participate in the Ring Ceremony. Friends, family, and alumni are encouraged and welcome to attend the ceremony.
The money in students' ring savings accounts will be available for the purpose of purchasing an LCU ring up to two (2) years after enrollment ceases. After this time, the money will be placed in the Alumni Relation's general fund for alumni programs.
If students do not wish to participate in the Ring Savings Program, they must opt out of the program in writing. This may be accomplished one of two ways:
Refunds, also called student account credits, are available to the student account upon request and as follows:
NOTE: Only students who have opted out of the program in writing will receive a refund or student account credit, regardless of whether or not they graduate from LCU. Exceptions to this policy are available only in the event of financial hardship*.
*A person is considered to be in financial hardship when they would be left unable to provide for themselves, their family or other dependents, which may be caused by family tragedy, financial misfortune, serious illness, or other difficult circumstances.
The Lost and Found is located in the LCU Public Safety Office in the SUB Room 206.
The LCU Medical Clinic is an outpatient clinic with a full-time physician, a registered nurse, and an administrative assistant. The clinic is located on the second floor of the Mabee Student Life Building (SUB). Treatment is available for acute illnesses and minor injuries, and maintenance therapy is available for certain chronic health conditions. All current LCU students who have paid the required health services fee (per semester) are eligible to utilize these services. There is a $10 charge to see the physician, and there may be additional small fees for procedures, supplies, or medications. The nurse may be seen free of charge. Students have the option of billing any clinic fees to their student account (only allowed during the first few weeks of each semester, before student accounts are due). Payments with cash, check or credit/debit card are always accepted. The clinic does not accept insurance.
Appointments are the best way to see the physician. Walk-ins are accommodated when possible. Call 806.720.7482 to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments are usually available. The clinic is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. It is closed evenings, weekends, and university holidays. Office hours in the summer are reduced (open at 9 a.m. close at 4 p.m., closed on Friday afternoon), and the clinic is also closed the month of July. The clinic staff is not available after hours. Students should go to an urgent care clinic or emergency room if medical attention is needed when the clinic is closed. If there is an emergency, call 911, then notify LCU Public Safety- 806.928.6803
Effective January 1, 2012, the meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine is now required by state law for ALL enrolled students attending a university in the state of Texas, with limited exceptions. This vaccine must have been administered at least ten days prior to the first day of the semester of the student’s initial enrollment, but no more than 5 years prior to the first day of the semester. Students who have not provided the necessary documentation will not be allowed to attend class. Further details are available.
Texas law also requires that all newly enrolled college students, including transfers and readmits, be provided with information regarding meningococcal disease. Bacterial meningitis is a serious, potentially deadly disease that can progress very quickly. It is an inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The bacteria that cause meningitis can also infect the blood. This disease strikes about 3,000 Americans each year, including 100-125 on college campuses, leading to 5-15 deaths among college students every year.
What are the symptoms?
The more symptoms, the higher the risk, so if these symptoms appear, seek immediate medical attention.
How is meningitis diagnosed?
How is meningitis spread?
What are the risks of meningitis?
What can I do?
-Antibiotic treatment, if received early, can save lives and increase chances of recovery; however, permanent disability or death can still occur.
-Meningococcal vaccination is available to help prevent the disease. The vaccine:
For additional information on meningitis:
The objective of the policy is to ensure LCU maintains an orderly appearance appropriate to a university campus while providing members of the greater university community with a maximum of publicity outlets. Cooperation is essential to creating an attractive and pleasant environment for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors.
The Student Affairs Office must authorize all materials before they may be posted on campus. All individuals and organizations must have approval before posting signs, notices, flyers, banners, and announcements, including sidewalk chalk and chap decorations. Postings can be approved in the Student Affairs Office, which is located on the second floor of the SUB. All material must bear the official LCU stamp before being posted or distributed. The stamp may not be copied or reproduced. Materials must be submitted at least 4 days prior to the desired post date and must be limited to fifteen copies. All material must be in line with the university mission and goals and not violate any aspect of the university policy and procedures. All efforts will be made to ensure individuals are provided an opportunity to promote events and ideas. The Student Affairs Office retains the right to deny any individual the right to post materials.
All employment flyers must be approved and stamped through Career Services located in the Cardwell Welcome Center. Employment postings may be posted on designated employment bulletin boards.
See Career Services for additional information.
Postings are not allowed on glass and painted surfaces on campus, and may not be posted in the McDonald-Moody Auditorium. Postings not approved or posted in prohibited areas may be removed without warning. Many campus buildings have designated boards for campus postings.
Campus post office boxes are given to campus residents only. Students need to go to Chaparral Mail, located in the SUB, during registration or the first week of school in order to set up their mailbox. Students are responsible for checking their mailboxes each school day as all campus business is transacted through the university mail system and email. Normal hours of operation are 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Friday's. Summer hours are posted. Mail addressed to students from off campus should be addressed in the following manner:
Name of Student
5601 19th Street
LCU Box ______
Lubbock, TX 79407
Full-time, single, and undergraduate students who have been out of high school fewer than four long semesters (2 years), are required to live in campus housing. Students may submit a petition to live off campus if they meet one of the following criteria:
A petition to live off campus must be submitted every fall and spring semester until the student has been out of high school for four long semesters (2 years). Part-time students are allowed to live in campus housing only as space permits. Financial hardships are not considered as possible exemptions to the campus housing policy.
There are multiple housing facilities available on the campus of Lubbock Christian University. They are listed below.
*Please see the Residential Life Guide on the LCU website for further information. The Residential Life Office is located on the second floor of the SUB and can be reached by calling 806.720.7507.
The Rhodes-Perrin Recreation Center (RPRC) is located on the south end of campus. All regular students working towards a degree plan have full access to the RPRC; excludes nursing, online, temporary, and cohort students. Nursing partnership students may enroll in a zero (0) credit course to obtain access. All current, non-contract employees are granted access to the RPRC. Memberships may be purchased for those non qualifying students. Participants wishing to enter the facility must present a LCU ID card to gain access.
The RPRC offers basketball/volleyball courts, a futsal court, locker rooms, fitness center, group fitness room, intramurals, outdoor adventure and a rock wall. Posted hours are available on the LCU Rec Life website. LCU does not carry health, accident, or life insurance on its students. Students assume full responsibility for any injuries received while participating in such activities, and participation is at the student's own risk. Students assume full responsibility to provide their own health, accident, and life insurance. For additional information please call 806.720.7860 or email us at LCURecLife@LCU.edu.
The Ramona Perrin Fitness Center is equipped with Cybex weight machines, free weights, and Matrix cardio equipment. With state-of-the-art strength and cardio equipment, we offer a separate free weight area, 15-piece selectorized weight circuit, and 25 cardio machines with amenities.
Group fitness classes are offered throughout the day. Various classes are offered such as spinning, step, and yoga. Classes are first come, first served, no registration required. Posted hours and class schedules are available on the LCU Rec Life website. LCU does not carry health, accident, or life insurance on its students. Students assume full responsibility for any injuries received while participating in such activities, and participation is at the students own risk. Students assume full responsibility to provide their own health, accident, and life insurance. For additional information please call 806.720.7860 or email us at LCURecLife@LCU.edu.
Intramurals provide all students the opportunity to participate in a variety of individual and team sports. These sports include 7-on-7 flag football, futsal, volleyball, basketball, softball, outdoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, dodge ball, badminton, and ping pong. Registration meetings are scheduled for each intramural sport. Intramurals are played in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Only students registered for 3+ credit hours, full-time faculty, or full-time staff may participate in intramurals. A current LCU ID card should be presented prior to each game. Students participating in intramurals must be in good academic and chapel standing.
LCU does not carry health, accident, or life insurance on its students. Students assume full responsibility for any injuries received while participating in such activities, and participation is at the students own risk. Students assume full responsibility to provide their own health, accident, and life insurance. For additional information please call 806.720.7860 or email us at LCURecLife@LCU.edu.
Experience the culture of rock climbing at one of the tallest stand-alone rock walls in the state. We offer two tier training that will help prepare you for the rock wall experience. Our rock wall holds 3 auto-belays, 16 top-rope anchors and 25 routes of varying difficulty. With fresh routes put up regularly, and specially trained staff there to assist you, the rock wall promises to be an epic adventure for any skill level.
LCU does not carry health, accident, or life insurance on its students. Students assume full responsibility for any injuries received while participating in such activities, and participation is at the students own risk. Students assume full responsibility to provide their own health, accident, and life insurance. For additional information please call 806.720.7860 or email us at LCURecLife@LCU.edu.
Roller blades, skateboards, hoverboards, and bicycles are only permitted on sidewalks and are for outside transportation only. Excessive speed, stunts, tricks, or jumps are prohibited on campus property.
Bicyclists, rollerbladers, and skateboarders are also reminded that sidewalks are primarily utilized by pedestrians; however, they must remain on hard pavements. Tricks, stunts, or jumps are not allowed.
Bicycles are not required to be registered; however, when not in use they must be secured to a cycle rack provided on campus.
LCU Public Safety operates 24 hours a day. The 24/7 patrol number is 806.928.6803. For emergencies, call 911.
The LCU Public Safety administrative office is located on the second floor of the SUB and is open Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., (closed during chapel and lunch), Friday 8 a.m.-noon. Administrative services are also available in the Student Affairs Office during those times.
To report an incident or suspicious activities, please call 806.928.6803. Public Safety also provides a variety of services:
To report a crime, please call Lubbock Police Department Dispatch at 806.775.2865.
To access the registered sex offender website and other security-related issues, go to Public Safety Webpages.
In order to comply with the Department of Education regarding the Jeanne Clery Act of 1990, LCU must record all crimes occurring on campus on a yearly basis. Through resources from the Lubbock Police Department, LCU Public Safety, and the Student Affairs Office, an annual report is submitted to the U.S. Campus Crime website each October.
The most current crime report statistics are available on the Public Safety webpages.
LCU maintains and Emergency Operations Plan which outlines LCU's approach to emergency operations. It provides general guidance for emergency management, activities, and a general overview of our methods of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The plan describes our emergency response, organization, and assigns responsibilities for various emergency tasks.
Emergency Notification (LCUAlert)
In the event of an emergency (including weather and safety alerts), LCU will utilize a number of communication tools and strategies to communicate with the campus community. Depending upon the nature of the announcement, any or all of the following methods may be used:
LCUAlert will be used for emergency communication only. Students may update their LCUAlert contact information at any time, on LCU SelfServe. For more information, see the LCU Public Safety Website.
Active Shooter Event
Call 911 as soon as it is safe to do so.
Remember the 3D technique:
If a bomb threat is called in to your area:
In case of a fire, be prepared by knowing the location of exits and extinguishers.
A psychological crisis occurs when an individual is threatening harm to himself/herself or to others or is out of touch with reality.
In the event of a Tornado or Severe Weather emergency, LCU Public Safety will issue an alert through LCUAlert. If on campus you will be directed to take cover.
As situations and emergencies often arise in an unpredictable manner, LCU recommends you use caution and judgment regarding your personal safety.
University missing person procedures apply to students who reside on campus and are deemed missing or absent from LCU for a period of at least 24 hours without a known reason. Within 24 hours after notification, campus officials will:
Emergency contact information is collected during registration and may be updated on enrollment validation forms or in the Registrar's Office.
Students are expected to be familiar with and abide by the regulations set forth in this handbook. LCU Public Safety is responsible for establishing and enforcing guidelines for the use of any parking area on university property that could be used for parking even if not specifically designated for parking. Such areas include, but are not limited to, athletic fields, driveways, loading areas, and lawns.
Students using private vehicles on campus consent to search of the vehicle while on campus and agree to obey city, county, state, and federal traffic laws and regulations. The university does not provide insurance for personal vehicles or their contents.
LCU assumes no responsibility for stolen property or damage to any vehicle or its contents while the vehicle is being operated or parked on campus.
Students must register their vehicles with the LCU Public Safety office each academic year, and display the current parking decal on their vehicles and park in those areas designated for use by their decal. The decal should be placed on the outside of the back window in the lower left corner. For convertibles, the decal needs to be placed in the front window in the lower right corner. Motorcycles and bicycles are not required to have a parking permit; however, they need to be registered with the LCU Public Safety office. Commuters may contact the office to obtain parking permits for additional vehicles. Students may also pick up parking permits from the Student Affairs Office if the LCU Public Safety office is closed.
Parking permits are required for all students parking on campus. Each permit has a color designation for parking permissions on campus. Students receive a copy of these permissions as well as an outlined map when they receive their permit. Permissions and maps may also be found on the public safety page of LCU.edu.
A color-coded system is used for parking on campus. Please observe the following:
Vehicles parked on LCU property without a permit will be issued a ticket. Tickets will be placed on the student account and must be paid in the Student Business Office.
The person in whose name the permit is issued will be held responsible for that vehicle. A parking ticket is not excused on the plea that another person was driving the vehicle at the time the vehicle was cited.
The university reserves the right to remove and impound vehicles left abandoned, any vehicle without license plates, or any vehicle parked in a way that constitutes a serious hazard to vehicle or pedestrian traffic. The owner of any vehicle that is stalled or disabled on any part of the university campus must notify the LCU Public Safety office immediately.
The owners will be responsible for any fees involving the removing, impounding, and storing of their vehicles.
Tickets are to be paid in the Student Business Office. If you wish to contest a ticket, you must submit an email (michael.smith@LCU.edu) to the Director of Public Safety within 5 business days of receiving the ticket. The written appeal must specify grounds that would justify consideration. General dissatisfaction with the policy or an appeal for mercy is not an appropriate basis for an appeal. Come by the Public Safety Office in the SUB, Room 206, to ask questions or obtain additional information regarding traffic and parking policies.
Campus property cannot be used for commercial or solicitation purposes. This includes online or traditional mail business ventures. Requests for interpretation or consideration is to be handled through Student Affairs.
Brochures for covering personal property in apartments or residence halls are available in the Student Affairs Office. Brochures for student medical insurance are also available. Tuition insurance brochures are available in the Student Business Office and enrollment must be complete before the beginning of the semester.
Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of social, professional, and service clubs as well as to become involved in a broad spectrum of intercollegiate and intramural sports at LCU. Visit LCU.edu, the Student Affairs Office, or email studentinvolvement@LCU.edu for more information.
Students participating in intramural sports, Master Follies, and other campus-related activities do so at their own risk. The university does not assume responsibility for accidents incurred during these activities. Students assume full responsibility to provide their own health, accident, and life insurance.
Students assume full responsibility to provide their own health, accident, and life insurance. The university is not responsible for any injuries incurred by a student. The university does not assume responsibility for or insure student property that is lost, damaged, or stolen. Students are advised to lock their rooms at all times, leave valuable property at home, and not keep large amounts of cash in their rooms. Lost or stolen keys should be reported immediately to the residence hall supervisor. Students assume responsibility to insure their personal property. The university does not provide health, accident, or life insurance for students.
Undergraduate student account balances are payable in full on or before September 30 for the fall and February 15 for the spring. Graduate student account balances for Fall A and B sessions must be paid on or before September 15 and C sessions by November 15, and balances for Spring A and B sessions must be paid on or before February 15 and C sessions by April 15. Payment arrangements for summer courses must be made by the first day of class. Accounts not complying with the above policy may be subject to a late payment charge of $200 and the account will be placed on hold. Late fees will not be assessed to students current in their monthly payments to TMS. The university does not release student academic records if educational costs are not paid. Students will not be allowed to register for classes if there is a hold on the account.
Tuition and room and board refunds are computed on a declining scale based on when students withdraw from the university or drop a course. Fees are not refundable. Request for withdrawals or drops must be made by completing a withdrawal or drop form which is available from the registrar. Refunds or tuition and room and board will be made according to the following refund schedule. Students must pay drop/add fees when schedule changes occur.
Sixteen Week Terms
Eight Week Sessions
Less than Eight Week Sessions
For more information, please contact the Student Accounts Advisor in the Student Business Office at 806.720.7302.
Statements can be found in the Chaplink by clicking on 'View My Balance' in the Financial information box under Billing. These statements are updated regularly and are viewed by choosing the Finances tab - detail - balance tab. Students will receive notification to their LCU email account when a new statement is uploaded. It is important to keep up with your LCU emails. LCU uses student email as its official form of communication.
Making payments online is quick and easy at the LCU.afford.com website provided by Tuition Management Systems (TMS). You must be registered with the website before you can access your account. An email will be sent from LCU (email@example.com) to your LCU email address to register for access to the Student Account Center, SAC. You can also request an invitation by calling TMS Customer Services at 800-339-5579.
What you can do in the Student Account Center:
*FERPA - parents must be authorized by their student in the Registrars Office to discuss student account information.
In the Student Business Office, you may pay with cash, check, money order, or cashier's check. Credit cards are only accepted online at LCU.afford.com.
Accounts are to be paid in full on or before September 30 for the fall semester, and February 15 for the spring semester. Accounts with a balance of more than $200 may be charged a late fee of $200. Accounts will then be placed on hold and registration will be withheld until the account is paid. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Student Business Office at 806.720.7302.
The Student Business Office will process the excess on your student account twice a week. Checks will not be available for pickup. To expedite the refund process, complete a direct deposit form at Chaplink.LCU.edu/DirectDeposit or under the Financial Information section on Chaplink. Direct deposits will be processed by the LCU Business Office and paper checks will be mailed.
Students with questions or disputes concerning account balances should first contact the Student Accounts Advisor in the Student Business Office (806.720.7302). If a resolution cannot be made, students may appeal in writing to the Director of Student Accounts.
The university provides all students an email account and all campus residents a post office box. All campus business between offices and students is transacted through the university mail system and email.
Lubbock Christian University’s official means of communication is through the LCU email account that is provided to students. All students should check their LCU email on a daily basis. Failure to do so does not nullify the information contained in the email.
All university email, file storage, and logon credentials are subject to termination after 180 days of non-enrollment. Students are encouraged to transition all necessary electronic files to a personal account.
For more information about the LCU email account, please contact the LCU ChapDesk at 806.720.7100. For information about campus post office boxes, contact the Post Office that is located on the first floor of the SUB.
The Registrar, located in the Administration Building, serves as the Student Veteran’s Benefit coordinator.
Students who qualify for the Federal Work Study Program will need to market themselves in order to find a job. They must build a resume', determine available hours, dress nicely, and apply to each office on campus. A list of work study job opportunities is available online through Chaplink under Resources, Work Study. Questions or additional information about work study can be directed to Financial Assistance in the Cardwell Welcome Center.
For those who do not qualify for the Federal Work Study Program, the Career Center, located in the Cardwell Welcome Center, compiles lists of jobs available in the area. Local employment agencies are also a good resource to utilize. In addition, there are several departments on campus that hire students who are not work study eligible (cafeteria, tutoring, etc.).
Lubbock Christian University is committed to building a community that is conducive to spiritual, personal, and academic growth. The values that guide LCU are based on our belief in God and allegiance to scripture. We believe these values are essential in maintaining an environment in which the needs of each individual are important. As a part of a community where God is glorified and mutual respect and dignity of others are the norm, each person shares the responsibility to uphold these guidelines.
The mission statement of LCU cites three areas of focus in its goal of changing lives: a spiritual emphasis, a quality education, and reinforcement of values. As a Christ-centered institution of higher education, Lubbock Christian University expects its stakeholders to conduct themselves with honor and integrity in academic pursuits befitting a Christian learning community and in keeping with the university’s mission.
The implications of academic dishonesty are far-reaching in their ability to erode the functions of education and research; it is therefore crucial that academic integrity be preserved at all levels of the educative/research process. Instances of academic dishonesty may include, but are not limited to, the following:
All students, by their enrollment, agree to uphold all aspects of academic integrity, as outlined in this policy, in all their academic pursuits.
Lubbock Christian University will respond to instances of academic dishonesty with disciplinary action. Consequences range from the lowering of a grade on the assignment in the course to dismissal from the university.
Once an instance of academic dishonesty has been determined by the instructor, the instructor will, as soon as possible, set up a meeting with the student and department chair. At that meeting, the instructor will confront the student regarding the instance of academic dishonesty, assign the consequences and discuss the appeal process with the student. Consequences for an instance of academic dishonesty may be in the form of:
The instructor and department chair will, in writing, inform the Academic Dean, the student’s advisor, the Provost, and the Dean of Students of the instance of academic dishonesty and the course of action decided upon by the instructor.
In the case of multiple offenses of academic dishonesty by a single student, whether in a single course or for single offenses in multiple courses, disciplinary action will result in the following:
The following will apply at the discretion of the Provost:
The office of the Provost serves as the clearinghouse for information on instances of student academic dishonesty. Documentation of infractions and disciplinary action will be submitted by instructors and kept on file in that office. A copy of this documentation will also be kept on file with the office of the Dean of Students.
A student who wishes to appeal a sanction(s) taken by an instructor for instances of academic dishonesty may appeal to the Academic Integrity Committee. If an appeal is made to this last level, the student may choose to be assigned a faculty member to act as mentor/advisor in preparing for this process. That assignment will be made by the appropriate dean. Students wishing to pursue this appeal process must, within three business days of the delivery of the sanction(s), submit a letter of intent to appeal to the Provost. In that letter, the student must provide background of the alleged instance of academic dishonesty, explain the nature of the sanction, and formally request a meeting with the committee. Upon receipt of this letter, and within ten (10) business days of its delivery, the Dean of Students and Provost will convene with the committee to hear the student’s appeal. The student may not bring outside witness or counsel to these academic meetings. The student may remain in the course in question until the appeals process is exhausted. The student will be notified of the committee’s decision within 48 hours. If the occurrence of academic dishonesty is within a short course (i.e., during the summer), the timetable in this section is expedited, with five business days equalling one week.
The Academic Integrity Committee is comprised of the following individuals:
The student and instructor will present their cases to the Academic Integrity Committee. Decisions of the committee are final. If no violations are found, any assigned sanctions for academic dishonesty will be lifted for this infraction, and a letter recording this result will be placed in the student’s file. If a violation of the academic integrity policy is delivered, then a notation recording the instance of academic dishonesty may be placed on the student’s academic transcript.
*This faculty member may not be the instructor of the course in question or the department chair to whom the student appealed.
Students enrolling in the university agree to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with our identity as a Christian educational institution. The Code of Community Standards extends to off-campus student conduct when that conduct is likely to have an adverse effect on students, the university, or the educational process.
Students who are accused of violating university policies or rules will be assured certain procedures are followed unless those rights are temporarily suspended for the immediate protection and safety of the university community. The Dean and/or Associate Dean of Students will seek information concerning the violation from witnesses, allow the student to be heard concerning the violation, and if a preponderance of evidence indicates a violation has occurred, determine the appropriate sanction. The Vice President for Student Affairs or his/her designee may also investigate and determine appropriate sanctions.
Students who are concerned about destructive or at risk behaviors from friends or fellow students should share their concerns with the Student Affairs Office.
Lubbock Christian University has enacted the following alcohol and drug policy to apply to all students of the LCU community, whether on or off-campus as a standard of living to be upheld at all times. In addition to these specific policies, it will be a violation of the Community Alcohol and Drug Policy if a student is in violation of a local, state or federal law concerning alcohol or drugs or controlled substances.
A student who voluntarily discloses information about an off-campus alcohol or drug use violation may potentially be eligible to remain a student at LCU. In any such case, the Dean of Students will view all academic records, student conduct files, and take into consideration the student’s conduct thorough investigation to determine if the student is performing and achieving academic, social, and character-driven goals in concert with the mission of the university. In such cases that the Dean of Students deems appropriate, minimum rehabilitative sanctions will include counseling, extended probationary sanctions, and community service, which may be imposed on an offending student in lieu of automatic dismissal. The student is responsible for all costs involved with counseling, drug testing, and any other rehabilitation services they may be required. A second offense will result in automatic dismissal without the right of appeal.
Alcohol abuse among college students, both traditional and non-traditional, is one of the most pressing issues facing institutions of higher education across the country. The above policies regarding alcohol use are not intended to place judgement, add moral weight, or otherwise condemn those who legally consume alcohol. Instead, LCU’s goal is to provide a framework which affords all students the best possible opportunities for success in their pursuit of higher education.
LCU strongly believes in community accountability and has resources such as medical services, student counseling, advice, and help in matters of life, including the potentially serious matters listed above. In some cases, student needs may exceed LCU’s capacity to aid or help, and in such cases, the campus community may refer the student to off-campus help that will better assist the student.
As a community, the university encourages students to assist other students who may be in need, on or off campus. The university recognizes disciplinary sanctions may serve as a barrier to students seeking medical/crisis assistance for themselves or others in alcohol and drug related emergencies. In these incidents, the primary concern is the well-being, health, and safety of all involved.
When a student seeks medical or crisis assistance for another student who is in violation of school policy, both parties may be exempt from disciplinary sanctions as they pertain to the safety of the individuals.
Community is at the heart of Lubbock Christian University. It is the responsibility of students, faculty, and staff to hold and respect the mission and values that are uniquely associated with LCU. As a part of a community where God is glorified and mutual respect and dignity of others is the norm, each person shares the responsibility to respect the values of the university community.
In cases where the values of the university and those represented by the lifestyle of individual students are not congruent, and disruption of community occurs, the university may remove the student from campus housing, activities, or the university at large.
Students, at times, may exhibit behavior that indicates they are a threat to themselves or others or a disruption to the university or housing community at large. Examples include, but are not limited to, pregnancy in residential housing, eating disorders or other lifestyle habits which cause other health risks, repeated remarks about seeming infatuation with death or suicide, self-mutilation, and an actual suicide attempt.
The university’s priority is to get help for an individual exhibiting such signs; therefore, certain actions or special regulations may be required if deemed to be in the best interest of the student’s personal health. Counseling or professional intervention may be needed to determine the nature and depth of a suspected problem. In some instances, a student’s behavior or circumstance may be of such extreme nature that it causes disruptions in the residence halls or in the community at large. In that event, and upon evaluation, the determination may be made by the Behavioral Intervention Team that the student would be best served by being removed or restricted from the university residential community, given a new room assignment, relocated to another residence hall, or restricted from the university at large until approved to return to campus and/or the original living arrangement. If a student does not accept the decision of the Behavioral Intervention Team voluntarily, disciplinary action may be taken.
University staff members are committed to attempting to utilize resources reasonably available to the student. However, if the needs of the student exceed the university’s resources, the student may be removed from the university so he or she can receive the necessary care.
"Do you know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore, honor God with your bodies." - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
As a Christ-centered, academic community of learners, outward appearances should reflect the pursuit of lives of purpose and service. As a part of that outward appearance, clothing and how it is worn can contribute to or distract from a student's spiritual, mental, and physical success on campus and beyond. The university's goal is to provide an environment where students are mentored in every facet of their lives, including preparing them to recognize the importance of dressing appropriately as they prepare for future endeavors.
Detailed guidelines on dress are difficult to craft and enforce, in part because styles and brands change so quickly and fluidly through time. However, there are some obvious violations that will be considered inappropriate and will be dealt with in a professional manner. The following list is intended to provide members of our community some clarity on what is and is not permitted to be worn on campus or at university-sponsored events. This list is not exhaustive, and appropriate university personnel are given discretion in providing further direction.
Individual departments may adopt additional standards for dress or appearance, particularly when students are representing the university in internship opportunities or university-affiliated field trips.
Students should be properly clothed before entering the hallway or any common area in residence halls.
Special care should be given to this matter on the first floor, where visitors or facilities personnel are more likely to be present at any time.
LCU considers fire safety extremely important, and students have an obligation to adhere to university regulations as well as city and state statutes.
Misuse of Fire Safety Equipment
Any individual who misuses or tampers with fire safety equipment (signs, extinguishers, exits, smoke detectors, pull stations) will be subject to disciplinary action and will be charged a fine of $250 plus the cost of repair or replacement of misused or damaged equipment, cleaning of the facility, and damage to other property.
Any individual who intentionally, negligently, and/or recklessly sets a fire in or near a university building is subject to immediate dismissal from the university, may be charged a fine of $250 minimum, and will be charged for repairing any damage caused by the fire.
In addition to being subject to university penalties, any student who starts a fire, damages or tampers with evacuation alarms, or misuses fire safety equipment also may be subject to prosecution in criminal court by the proper federal, state, county, or city authorities, and/or the Lubbock Fire Department in accordance with the Lubbock Fire Code and all statutes, laws, rules, and regulations. Special events such as BBQ’s must be approved through the Student Affairs Office.
Please see the Residential Life guide on the LCU website for further information. The Residential Life Office is located on the second floor of the SUB and can be reached by calling 806.720.7507.
Students are advised “hazing” is a crime in the State of Texas. The university does not condone or allow hazing and will sanction students allowing, condoning, or participating in hazing or other dangerous acts. Students are responsible to know and comply with the law against hazing in its entirety. (This section has been directly copied from the Texas Law Handbook including Penal Code and Code of Criminal Procedure. Chapter 51 section 51.936 & Chapter 37, Sub chapter F. Hazing, sections 37.151 through 37.157.)
In this Sub chapter:
The term includes:
Whenever a dependent student is placed on probation, suspension, or is dismissed due to non-compliance with the code of community standards, parents of the dependent student may be notified by mail or phone. Furthermore, parents of any student under the age of 21 may be notified should their student be placed on probation for violating the LCU Alcohol and Drug policies. A copy of the sanctions may be sent with a letter of explanation. The university also reserves the right to contact parents when the administration believes that parental contact is in the best interest of the student and/or the university.
All materials of a pornographic nature including, but not specifically limited to, items, portrayals, and photographs found in magazines, videos, and the internet are considered immoral and not conducive to the mission of LCU. Use of pornography is prohibited. Students who struggle with addictions to pornography should seek confidential counseling from the Counseling Center.
LCU affirms that all members of our community are created in the image of God and therefore should be treated with dignity and respect. The university does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law, including race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, or disability. LCU respects the inherent worth of each member of the community and does not tolerate any form of harassment. The university follows the profound truth that is found in the Golden Rule, "In everything do to others as you would have them do to you" (Matthew 7:12). Because of the university's commitment to honoring the dignity and respect of every individual, unlawful discrimination and harassment (and any related retaliation) is prohibited and will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal or separation from the University. LCU affirms its commitment to protecting the right of each person to raise concerns about alleged discrimination free of fear of retaliation.
Therefore, because the university stands against harassing and violent behaviors, the university will take prompt, decisive action to: investigate allegations of violence, harassment, and stalking; initiate the disciplinary process if appropriate; issue appropriate sanctions against any student found responsible for acts of violence whether the behavior occurred on campus or off campus; take steps designed to prevent recurrence; and protect against retaliation.
Students are encouraged to report any incidents related to this policy and pursue the matter through the state's civil and/or criminal systems as well as through the university. A student who in good faith reports being the victim of, or a witness to an incident of sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, or stalking may not be subject to disciplinary action for violation(s) of the Code of Community Standards occurring at or near the time of the incident.
Pursuant to Title IX, LCU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities. Reports of sexual misconduct may be made to the Title IX Coordinator, Yvonne Harwood at 806.720.7497, firstname.lastname@example.org, or any of the other campus resources listed in paragraph III of this policy.
Sexual Assault in Texas is jurisdictionally defined in Section 22.011 of the Texas Penal Code.
Domestic violence in Texas is termed "Family Violence."
To determine whether a hostile environment exists for an individual or individuals, the University will consider a variety of factors related to the severity, persistence, or pervasiveness of the sex-based harassment, including:
1. The type, frequency, and duration of the conduct
2. The identity and relationships of the persons involved
3. The number of individuals involved
4. The locations of the conduct and the context in which it occurred
5. The degree to which the conduct affected an individual's education or employment
The more severe the sex-based harassment, the less need there is to show a repetitive series of incidents to create a hostile environment. A single instance of violence may be sufficient to create a hostile environment.
Reporting Harassment/ Violence/Stalking
The university encourages the reporting of all incidents involving sexual misconduct, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking. If the university knows or reasonably should know about an incident of harassment or sexual violence that creates a hostile environment, the university will take immediate action to eliminate the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. To be proactive, the university publishes a notice of nondiscrimination and has adopted and published grievance procedures. In cases involving potential criminal conduct, the Title IX Coordinator or designee will determine, consistent with state and local law, whether appropriate law enforcement or other authorities should be notified. Reports may be made in person or confidentially online through the LCU Title IX webpage and at the bottom of the LCU homepage.
Complainant: An individual who reports or is the victim of a violation of this policy.
Respondent: An individual responding to a complaint of a violation of this policy.
Responsible Employees: Pursuant to Title IX, a "Responsible Employee" includes those University employees who have the authority to redress sexual misconduct, who have the duty to report incidents of sexual misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.
Responsible Employees will receive the report, notify appropriate campus officials, and assist in providing guidance and resources if needed.
The University's Responsible Employees include, but are not limited to:
When an individual tells a Responsible Employee about an incident of sexual misconduct, that individual has the right to expect the University to take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate what happened and to resolve the matter promptly and equitably, and assist in reporting to law enforcement if the Complainant so chooses.
Confidential Employee: In their professional capacity, LCU Counseling Center and Medical Clinic staff are considered confidential reporting resources and are not required to report according to university policy. Information disclosed in the clinical setting will be considered confidential. However, Confidential Employees may encourage clients to report to local and/or campus authorities.
Note: faculty, staff and other employees who are otherwise involved in pastoral or ministry work, are licensed mental health workers or are licensed medical workers, but who are not working in that capacity for LCU, are not Confidential Employees.
If LCU officials determine that a serious incident may pose an on-going threat to members of the university community, a Timely Warning Notice will be issued to all students and employees. The intent of the Timely Warning is to prevent additional crimes and allow students and employees to take protective and precautionary measures.
1. Safety: The first priority of a victim of sexual assault or domestic violence is to get to a place of safety.
Call 911 for medical or safety emergency.
2. Medical Assistance: Obtain necessary medical attention as soon as possible. Local emergency rooms have procedures to provide medical assistance and establish ongoing support.
- Covenant Medical Center
3615 19th Street
- University Medical Center
602 Indiana Avenue
3. Reporting: Lubbock Christian University strongly advocates that a victim of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, or stalking report the incident to one of the following law enforcement agencies.
- Lubbock Police Department
- Lubbock County Sheriff's Department
- Lubbock Christian University Public Safety
Although Lubbock Christian University encourages timely law enforcement reporting, it is the victim's choice to make such a report or to decline involvement with law enforcement. LCU will assist Complainants in reporting to local law enforcement if desired.
As time passes, evidence may dissipate or become lost or unavailable, thereby making investigation, possible prosecution, disciplinary proceedings, or obtaining orders of protection related to the incident more difficult. If a victim chooses not to make a complaint regarding and incident, he or she nevertheless should consider speaking with LPD or other law enforcement agency to preserve evidence in the event that the victim changes his or her mind at a later date.
A Complainant may choose to report at any time, as long as the Complainant or the Respondent remain enrolled or employed by the university.
Certain forms of sexual misconduct, domestic violence (family violence), dating violence, and stalking may be a violation of the statutes of the State of Texas. Complainants, therefore, may have certain legal rights with regard to criminal and civil action.
The Title IX Coordinator or designee will inform the Complainant of the LCU Title IX process before beginning an investigation. Title IX investigations should be completed within 60 days from the date of the original complaint. The Title IX investigation should not be significantly delayed by any law enforcement investigation.
If the complainant requests confidentiality or asks that the complaint not be pursued, the university will take all reasonable steps to investigate and respond to the complaint consistent with the request for confidentiality or the request not to pursue an investigation. If the complainant insists that his or her name or other identifiable information not be disclosed to the alleged respondent, the complainant would be informed that the University's ability to respond may be limited. The complainant will be advised Title IX may require the university to take specific actions based on their knowledge of sexual violence or assault. The complainant will also be reminded that Title IX prohibits retaliation and that university officials will not only take steps to prevent retaliation but also take strong responsive action if it occurs.
After all such advice if the complainant continues to ask that his or her name or other identifiable information not be revealed, the university will evaluate that request in the context of its responsibility to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students. This includes considering such factors as the seriousness of the alleged harassment; the complainant's age, whether there have been other harassment complaints against the same individual, and the alleged offender's rights to receive information about the allegations if the information is maintained as an "educational record" under FERPA.
If the complainant is a student but the alleged respondent is not an LCU student or employee, the Dean/Assistant Dean of Students will provide the complainant support and guidance through the civil or criminal complaint process. University resources are available to complainants regardless of the status of the alleged respondent, including assistance in pursuing an internal complaint process where the alleged respondent is not a student but is employed by LCU.
All appeals will be reviewed by the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Title IX Officer (or his or her designee), and another administrator appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs, and shall be based solely on the records provided from the investigation unless new evidence is grounds for the appeal. The decision of a majority of these individuals will be final.
Students should be aware of the many physical dangers associated with the use of tobacco and nicotine products. To maintain a healthy environment and to encourage healthy lifestyles for all students, staff, and faculty, use of all tobacco products (including smokeless tobacco and nicotine vapor products) is strictly prohibited on the LCU campus. The safety of all residents requires students and their guests respect this policy. Students should be aware they will be held responsible for the actions of any of their visitors or guests.
Spiritual and intellectual development is dependent upon an environment in which a person is comfortable to easily focus. It is imperative that LCU foster a culture free from intimidation or harassment.
Any reports of harassment or intimidation in any form, directly or indirectly, either by threat or action, physical or emotional, in person or in writing, on campus or off campus, or through the use of technology will be investigated. If this conduct has led to or may potentially lead the victim(s) to reasonably fear for his/her, or others' safety, to suffer from emotional stress, or has unduly interfered with student life, the respondent may be subject to sanctions under the Code of Community Standards.
Furthermore, these actions may violate other university policies, civil and/or criminal law.
Consistent with scripture and the breadth of the Christian tradition, LCU affirms that human sexuality is a gift from the creator God, designed for human flourishing and that the purposes of this gift include (1) the uniting and strengthening of the marital bond in sacrificial love, and (2) the procreation of human life. These purposes are to be achieved exclusively within the context of marriage between husband and wife. Sexual intimacy outside of a marriage is inconsistent with the teaching of scripture. Therefore, as a matter of faith and moral witness, students, faculty, and staff are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this statement and to respect this understanding of human sexuality.
Lubbock Christian University places a high priority on safety, seeking to create a safe and secure environment on its campus for students, faculty, staff, and guests.
Consequently, pursuant to section 30.06 of the Texas Penal Code, no person may enter onto Lubbock Christian University property with a handgun (concealed or open carry) at any time. Property of Lubbock Christian University includes:
a) All land and buildings owned or leased by Lubbock Christian University;
b) Grounds where an activity or event sponsored by Lubbock Christian University is being conducted;
c) Passenger transportation vehicles owned by Lubbock Christian University.
In addition, carrying or possessing a weapon of any kind is prohibited on campus and at school-sponsored events. Any LCU student, faculty member, staff member, or contractor violating this policy is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion, dismissal, or termination of employment. While LCU has opted to prohibit the concealed carry of a handgun, the university reserves the right to grant approved employees, who hold a License to Carry, to do so as deemed appropriate and necessary.
This prohibition against weapons possession is in effect to the fullest extent allowed under Texas laws, including laws pertaining to weapons generally (Texas Penal Code 46.03) and to those with a license to carry (Texas Penal Code 46.035). When appropriate, anyone violating this policy may also be subject to prohibition from the campus and/or criminal prosecution.
As used in this policy, the term "weapon" encompasses any object or substance designed to inflict a wound, incapacitate, or cause injury, and includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Note: Authorized campus officials may confiscate weapons and/or other items that do not violate the law, but constitute violations of LCU policies.
Violations of the Weapons Policy will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in accordance with the LCU Code of Community Standards, as well as criminal justice system.
Exceptions to the Policy
The only exceptions to this weapons prohibition are those authorized in writing by the Lubbock Christian University Police Department (LCUPD) Chief of Police and the exceptions below, which include exceptions mandated by law:
LCU expects all members of the campus community to help safeguard the community by reporting promptly to LCUPD any weapons discovered to be present on campus. Persons should report any concerns about violations of this policy to the Chief of Police, Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of Students, or a supervisor. Any person concerned about an imminent threat of violence on university property or at a university-sponsored event should report the concern immediately to LCU Public Safety at 806.928.6803 or call 9-1-1.
In keeping with the redemptive nature of LCU’s disciplinary philosophy, students who come forward confessing an addictive lifestyle including illegal drugs and controlled substances, steroids, alcohol, sexual misconduct, pornography, and internet abuse will 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:
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 Affairs Office located on the second floor of the SUB.
Incident reports alleging violations of the Code of Community Standards come in many different forms. Reports of violations of the Code of Community Responsibility or other violations of the Student Handbook will be investigated in a fair and thorough manner by the Dean of Students. Incident reports may be forwarded to the Student Affairs Office from members of the university community, including students, staff, and faculty. Additionally, reports, complaints, or other information involving possible violations of the Student Handbook may come from local, state, and federal agencies or other outside sources. These reports may also be forwarded to the Dean of Students and investigated as warranted. Documentation and any subsequent response by the Dean of Students will become part of the student’s conduct file.
Violations of the Code of Community Standards will result in the possible imposition of one or more of the sanctions listed below. Sanctions will take into account the facts and circumstances surrounding each case, intent, the safety of the university community, student conduct history, integrity, and honesty in investigation process, and the sanction that will best benefit both the student and the campus community. Violation of any federal, state, or local law while enrolled as a student of the university, whether or not explicitly listed as a conduct tier, may also result in one or more of the sanctions listed below. The sanctions below appear in alphabetical order and not necessarily in the order in which they occur. In each case, the student will be provided with written statement(s) outlining the specific conditions of University imposed sanction(s).
Definitions of possible sanctions include:
Lubbock Christian University has an outstanding relationship with local community outreach centers and city-wide service organizations. The university also believes strongly in the growth, rehabilitative nature, and applicability of sanctions in regard to violations of the Code of Community Standards. The Intelligent Decisions Advocacy Program (IDAP) is a program designed to, when applicable, closely relate the violation of the Code of Community Standards committed with an appropriate sanction. Students who violate this code will be enrolled in the IDAP program for a specific amount of time until their obligations have been fulfilled. Such obligations will range from community service on or off the campus of LCU to city-wide service or educational programs. Students enrolled in the IDAP program will be monitored by the Dean of Students.
A status indicates that a student’s relationship with the university is tenuous and that specified conditions must be met and behaviors must be modified to continue as a student for the current and/or additional semesters.
Dismissal is the separation of the student from the university as a result of an official decision to terminate a student’s enrollment for the remainder of the academic semester in which the offense occurred and/or for additional semesters as warranted by circumstances of the offense. Notification of dismissals will be sent to appropriate university officials, including the student’s academic advisor and parent or guardian as allowed by FERPA. Students who are dismissed for conduct reasons may apply for admission after satisfying requirements of the original dismissal agreement, but the university reserves the right to deny or place conditions on admission.
Loss of privilege to live in university housing. Students who lose the privilege to live on campus for conduct reasons will not receive a refund of room and board charges.
Charges for violation of regulations must be paid in the Financial Affairs Office.
Any monies received from LCU, including, but not limited to, scholarships for academics and athletics or discounts. This sanction may be imposed for the current and/or additional semesters.
Loss may include eligibility to represent the university officially on athletic teams or performing groups, attendance at school functions, seeking or holding an elected or appointed student office, right to advance register, eating in the Cafeteria, participation in social clubs or intramural sports, and use of specific university facilities, computer systems, equipment, services, or restriction to residence hall or room.
Written warning that continuation or repetition of misconduct may result in a more severe sanction.
Requirement to pay for the repair or replacement of damaged property. If restitution is due the university, the charges will be added to the student’s account. Failure to pay appropriate restitution to another student will result in additional sanctions including denial of future enrollment or refusal to release official transcript.
Temporary separation of the student from the university for a specified amount of time.
An oral or written warning for conduct unbecoming a Lubbock Christian University student.
Note: Dependent on severity of the offense and the student’s conduct history, a violation in Tier 1 could be viewed as a Tier 2 violation or a Tier 3 violation and will be dealt with accordingly.
Note: Dependent on severity of the offense and the student’s conduct history, a violation in Tier 2 could be viewed as a Tier 3 violation and will be dealt with accordingly.
Please Note: Honesty, a spirit of cooperation in the disciplinary process, and consideration of the student’s prior offenses will be evaluated as an integral part of the Office of the Dean of Students investigation process.
Violation of any federal, state, or local law not specifically covered in the above conduct tiers may result in disciplinary action.
Lubbock Christian University has implemented procedures for student appeals with the intent of assuring fundamental fairness in all areas of the disciplinary process. Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Student Affairs Office within three (3) business days of the sanction. The written appeal must cite the specific grounds that would justify consideration of an appeal. Appeals will not be considered unless submitted in writing and within three (3) business days of the sanction.
Please Note: General dissatisfaction with the sanction or an appeal for mercy is not an appropriate basis for an appeal.
Appropriate grounds for an appeal include:
In the assurance that all students will receive a fair and impartial review of their conduct sanction, the Conduct Review Board (CRB) will hear all student appeals regarding conduct sanctions and chapel offenses. In the instance of chapel offenses, decisions of the CRB are final. The CRB will be comprised of two faculty members, two staff members, two students, and one non-voting chairperson. The chair will vote only in the event of a tie. Representative(s) from the Student Affairs Office will be present and available to answer questions by the CRB or the student(s) in question. A quorum of one faculty member, one staff member, one student, and the chair is necessary to conduct a hearing.
The board will look at all aspects of the investigation carried out by the Dean of Students. They may choose to meet with the student in question, as well as other individuals involved in the situation, as they see fit. No outside witness or counsel is allowed in these hearings. The CRB will be allowed to review only the information presented during the proceeding and will uphold, amend, or repeal the decision of the Dean of Students. The CRB will communicate its findings and actions in writing and deliver them to the appropriate dean within one (1) business day. Their decision will be communicated to the student within three (3) business days by a representative of the Student Affairs Office. It is the responsibility of the Student Affairs Office to contractually bind the student to the terms of any amended sanction. While appealing or awaiting results of an appeal, the student will be granted permission to continue attending classes unless his or her presence on campus presents a reasonable likelihood of a threat to the university community or to any individual. In the instance of chapel offenses, the decision of the Conduct Review Board is final.
After a hearing with the CRB, students who believe they were not treated fairly in the appeal process or the resulting sanction imposed is unreasonable can submit a written appeal to the president of Lubbock Christian University within three (3) business days of the CRB’s action. Appeals to the president must be turned in to the Dean of Students. The president may elect to meet with the student and/or may review details of the case with Student Affairs personnel. Upon review of the case, the president or his/her designee may uphold, amend, or repeal the decision of the CRB. The president will communicate his/her decision in writing to the student and the Dean of Students within five (5) business days. The decision of the president is final.
Questions or request for additional information about the Code of Community Standards, conduct tiers, or the appeal process can be directed to the Dean of Students in the Student Affairs Office at 806.720.7501. The Student Affairs Office is located on the second floor of the SUB.
Note: Lubbock Christian University may refuse the right of any student to attend the university if it is believed to be in the best interest of the student or university community.