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Civic Learning Programs


As part of its mission to promote student development and civic responsibility, the Office of Student Accountability & Restorative Practices (OSARP) has created three sanctioned programs designed to foster student growth and development.

Mentor Experience Program

This program is used for students who have violated university policy and lack a personal understanding of their mission, values, and goals. Through participation in one-on-one meetings with a faculty, staff, or graduate student Mentor, students develop a relationship of mutual respect and trust. The Mentor Experience includes attendance at 8, 10, 12, or 15 weekly mentor meetings and submission of a final reflection paper. 

Site Experience Program

This program is used for students who have violated university policy and have a lack of connection with the university community. The Site Experience includes attendance at Reflection Group Meetings and submission of a final reflection paper. 

Values in Action Workshop

This two session, four-hour workshop encourages participants to explore their personal values, act with integrity, and practice ethical decision-making. Criteria for referral include, but is not limited to: computer misuse, failure to comply with a disciplinary decision, personal abuse, non-compliance with an official request, etc. (For more information on these policies, refer to the JMU Student Handbook: Standards of Conduct and Policies.) some students with Honor Code violations are referred to this program, as well. For more information, refer to the Values in Action section of this website.

Student Notice: Failure to complete the requirements of the Civic Learning Program you were sanctioned to will result in a charge of Failure to Comply with a Disciplinary Decision (Student Handbook, policy J10-100).

Questions?

For more information about the Civic Learning Programs, see the About Us page of our website or contact RJ Ohgren, Coordinator for Civic Learning Programs at ohgrenrr@jmu.edu