Conduct Policies and Regulations

College policies and regulations are designed to protect the rights of all students and to support the purpose and aims of the institution. Students are responsible for learning and abiding by the policies and regulations. These policies and regulations are found in the following publications: Academic Catalog, Student Handbook, Academic Integrity at Roanoke College, the Student Conduct Code of Roanoke College, and the Motor Vehicle Policy. A partial summary of the regulations is given here:

Academic Integrity - The College seeks to maintain the highest standards of intellectual scholarship and performance, and works to promote honesty, integrity, and responsibility in all academic work. Violations of academic integrity (i.e., cheating, lying, plagiarizing, impeding academic investigations, denying access to needed materials, etc.) are handled according to policies and procedures described in Academic Integrity at Roanoke College. Students need to be familiar with this booklet and pledge to follow the integrity guidelines.

Alcoholic Beverages - The College does not encourage the use of alcoholic beverages by students, nor does it condone the violation of applicable laws or College policies. The College respects the rights of students of legal age to consume alcoholic beverages in approved locations as long as they drink responsibly and adhere to applicable laws and College policies. Individuals who choose to consume alcoholic beverages, regardless of their age, are responsible for their behavior. The legal drinking age in Virginia is 21 years of age. The College seeks to educate students about alcohol use and abuse and provides information about assistance for those with a problem who seek help. The College reserves the right to limit or revoke the privilege of consuming alcohol on campus in the event that students do not drink responsibly.

Automobiles - All students with vehicles at the College must pay an annual parking fee, register them with the Office of Campus Safety, and display the parking decal. Resident students from Virginia may be subject to paying personal property taxes on their vehicles to the City of Salem. These students should contact the Salem Commissioner of the Revenue to determine their status. Complete parking and motor vehicle policies are distributed to students each fall.

Consideration for Others - Students are expected to observe and respect the rights of others. The failure to do so as defined in the Student Handbook subjects the offender to disciplinary action, including suspension or expulsion.

Drugs - The possession, use, sale, or manufacturing of illegal drugs or paraphernalia which contains illegal drug residue, as well as the misuse of prescription drugs, is a violation of College policy and state law. Any student violating this policy is subject to severe disciplinary action including suspension or expulsion. Law enforcement agencies are notified of criminal offenses occurring on campus and are given the names of those involved. The College seeks to educate students about substance use and abuse and provides information about assistance for those with a problem seeking help.

The College has a program aimed at preventing the illicit use of drugs and alcohol by students and employees in compliance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989.