The first year at Roanoke is often the most important one in a students academic career. During this period, students assume responsibility for their academic and co-curricular activities. When this is a students first extended stay away from home, important adjustments are sometimes required. Self-reliance and self-discipline should develop along with independence and maturity.
Roanoke College operates on the principles of honesty, respect, and personal responsibility. Students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with these principles and will face disciplinary consequences if they fail to do so. The faculty and staff of Roanoke College have a professional and personal right to perform their duties without harassment or obstruction. Students are expected to accomplish their academic and personal responsibilities to the community without assistance from either prearranged sources of information or from individuals.