Monday 29 March 2004

"Liberty" University

Liberty University AlumnusAt first, I thought their Code of Conduct was a parody. But looking through the website, and examining the HTML source, it looks very much as if it's for real.

A selection of offences and penalties :
4 Reprimands + Written Warning
  • Improper personal contact (anything beyond hand-holding)
  • Improper sign out
  • Music code violation
6 Reprimands + $35 Fine
  • Attendance at a dance
  • Possession and/or use of tobacco
12 Reprimands + $70 Fine (less previously paid fines)
  • Attendance at, possession or viewing of, an "R," "NC-17" or "X"-rated movie
  • Participation in an unauthorized petition or demonstration
18 Reprimands + $100 Fine (regardless of previously paid fines) + 18 hours Disciplinary Community Service + 50% Scholarship Reduction
  • Association with those consuming alcohol
  • Sexual misconduct and/or any state of undress
30 Reprimands + $150 Fine (regardless of previously paid fines) + 30 hours Disciplinary Community Service + possible Administrative Withdrawal and/or possible 100% Scholarship Reduction. NOTE: For each accumulation of six (6) or more reprimands after 30, an additional $150 fine will be assessed.
  • Failure of three (3) Christian/Community Services without reconciliation
  • Non-participation/disruption/non-compliance (possible removal/exclusion from campus)
  • Refusal to submit to an Alco-Sensor test and/or drug test
Anyone in Academe reading this post who has trouble with unruly students - just refer them to this site, and tell them to thank their lucky stars. To paraphrase Arthur Dent, "This is some strange new meaning of the word 'Liberty' which I wasn't previously aware of.

Still, anyone who goes to this place should know what to expect.

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