JMU students are expected to maintain a high level of maturity, responsibility and common sense regarding their behaviors and actions. In addition, students are responsible for understanding policies, rules and regulations contained in the JMU Student Handbook, the Residence Life Guidebook, their JMU Residential Contract, the JMU Honor Code and information from residence hall staff members. Students may contact their resident adviser or hall director if they have questions.

The following are possible disciplinary actions that might be taken after a student violates the residence hall policies, rules or regulations:

  • Residence hall incident documentation
  • Follow-up discussion with a staff member
  • Behavior contracts or agreements
  • Educational assignments, special projects or flexible sanctions
  • Referral to other campus agencies
  • Payment for damages/restitution
  • Restriction from a specific residence hall or building for a specified time period
  • The Office of Residence Life Official Letter of Warning
  • Fines
  • Referral to the Office of Student Accountability and Restorative Practices

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