SUBSTANCE ABUSE: PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION
As a Christian institution of higher education, Campbellsville University complies with the federal regulations regarding the Drug Free Workplace Requirements and, therefore, prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession or use of a controlled substance on its campus and with University sponsored classes, events and activities. Because the use of alcohol, narcotic drugs, and other mind altering drugs can be detrimental to the health of individual members of the University community, such use is in direct violation of the standards of the University. This policy applies to students, faculty, staff, and administration as well as university guests/visitors.
POLICY ON AIDS
Because there is no specific therapy for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS related conditions (ARC), an objective of this institution is to increase awareness and to provide education to prevent further spread of this disease. The Campbellsville University AIDS education program is an activity of importance. This program addresses both resident and commuter students.
The University seeks to protect its student body and staff from the transmission of AIDS. Since the current medical information indicates that no actual safety risks are created in a normal academic or employment setting, the administration of effective AIDS education and training programs provides a means for institutions to render enrollment or employment safe and healthful.
POLICY ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT
Campbellsville University is committed to providing its students, faculty, and staff with an environment free from implicit and explicit coercive behavior used to control, influence or affect the well being of any member of the University community. Sexual harassment can include physical conduct or verbal innuendo of a sexual nature which creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment. Sexual harassment of any person is inappropriate and unacceptable, and is grounds for disciplinary action including expulsion. It may also be illegal.
PHILOSOPHY OF BEHAVIOR
Campbellsville University was founded with the goal of providing a quality education along with Christian values. Learning, we believe, takes place best where student, faculty, and staff are guided by Christ-like concern and behavior. Moral and ethical integrity are essential to the environment we seek to uphold. All who work, study, and learn at Campbellsville University have the responsibility to affirm the value of and work toward the maintenance of a peaceful and purposeful community.
The University strongly affirms its affiliation with the Kentucky Baptist Convention, yet we are a non-sectarian institution that is committed to integrating Christian faith and learning. Many religious denominations and faiths are represented on campus. However, it is the responsibility of the entire community to be sympathetic to the stated mission, core values, and behavioral expectations of the University.
Student Behavioral Expectations
A student attends Campbellsville University voluntarily and is expected for the sake of the community to conduct himself or herself with a high standard of personal behavior. While we realize that it is impossible to create an academic community whose behavioral norms will be acceptable to every person, we believe that it is important to identify the ways in which individual and community concerns can be harmoniously balanced. Personal and communal values must be formed by specific behavioral expectations (rules and regulations). Campbellsville University has defined the values, behavioral expectations, rights and responsibilities that we feel will create an environment in which students can grow spiritually, morally, and intellectually. Of course, a student whose conduct violates stated behavioral expectations faces specific disciplinary sanctions.
Behavioral expectations are clustered around the following individual and community values: worth of the individual, self-discipline, academic integrity, property and the environment, and respect for authority.
Worth of the Individual
Each person in our community intrinsically is a person of worth. We value behavior that appreciates the cultural backgrounds of fellow students and respects the right of persons to hold differing attitudes and opinions. The value of the worth of individual can be violated by behaviors such as harassment and indecent and lewd conduct.
Each person has the God-given capacity for developing one’s self to the fullest extent individually possible. We value behavior that leads to the physical, intellectual, spiritual, social, and emotional well-being of the individual. Indecent and lewd conduct; gambling; disorderly conduct; manufacturing, possessing, consuming, or distributing alcohol; intoxication; and manufacturing, possessing, using, and distributing controlled substances are examples of behaviors which violate the value of self-discipline.
Each person has the privilege and responsibility to develop one’s learning abilities, knowledge base, and practical skills. We value behavior that leads a student to take credit for one’s own academic accomplishments and to give credit to other’s contributions to one’s course work. These values can be violated by academic dishonesty and fraud.
Property and the Environment
Each person has the duty to treat with care and respect one’s own property, the property of others, and University property. We value behavior that recognizes the rights and privileges of owning and using personal and institutional property. Stealing and being in possession of stolen or lost property, vandalism, setting a fire and arson, tampering with fire and safety equipment, possessing firearms or weapons on campus, possessing or using fireworks on campus and unauthorized entry are examples of behaviors which violate the value of property and the environment.
Respect for Community Authority
Each person recognizes that codes of conduct are necessary for prosperous and peaceful community life. We value behavior that abides by and shows respect for the authorities that administer the rules, regulations, and laws of the campus, city, state, and nation. We value our privileges and responsibilities as members of the University community and as citizens of the community beyond our campus. The value of respect for community authority is violated by possessing, consuming, and/or distributing alcoholic beverages; intoxication; possessing, using, and/or distributing alcoholic beverages; intoxication; possessing, using, and/or distributing illegal drugs; sexual misconduct; aiding, abetting or conspiring to engage in value violations; violating residence hall visitation guidelines; reckless behavior; lewd and indecent conduct; insubordination; unauthorized and/or unruly demonstrations; driving while impaired; habitually offending motor vehicle rules and regulations; creating a nuisance by talking, yelling, singing, playing a musical instrument, electronic device, etc., loudly enough to disturb members of the University community; and committing a city, state, or federal crime.
THE JUDICIAL BODIES
Campbellsville University has established two Judicical bodies to hear cases of rule violations and render rulings that can include sanctions: the Residence Hall Council and the Judicial Council. Authority, composition, and function of each body are detailed in the Student Handbook.