Refer to the Guidelines for Assignment of Sanctions section to see if a violation is usually considered major, minor or flexible.
Additionally, cases may be considered major violations when they include any of the following circumstances:
- Repeated violations of any policy
- Prosecution in criminal courts that affect the university’s pursuit of its educational mission
- Multiple violations of policies in one incident
- An incident involving both alcohol and drugs
- Hospitalization due to alcohol/drug use/abuse
James Madison University is a community of diverse individuals who have come together for the purpose of education. As with any community, the university must establish guidelines for behavior, which will produce the type of environment necessary to best achieve its mission.
JMU reserves the right to develop and implement new rules, guidelines and student standards of conduct not presently included in this document.
It is the responsibility of the university to make a reasonable attempt to inform the student body of any change in or addition to the current policies and regulations.
Each student is expected to comply with university policies as they pertain to student conduct. A student who violates state laws, county laws or city ordinances is subject to prosecution and university disciplinary action.
James Madison University reserves the right to hold students accountable for certain types of off-campus behavior. Disciplinary action will result if a student’s behavior compromises the educational atmosphere or mission of the institution. Examples of such off-campus behavior would include, but not be limited to, crimes of violence, sexual assault and/or alcohol or drug violations, as determined by the Office of Judicial Affairs.