The SJC believes that honorable behavior is a University Community Standard (“Standard”) that must be upheld. Students are bound to this Standard just as they are bound to the Honor System. Any person who believes a student has deviated from this Standard may bring a complaint  to the SJC. Violations of the Standard include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Any conduct disruptive to the life of the University, other universities and colleges or the surrounding community
  • Violations of residence hall regulations or other University policies or regulations
  • Vandalism or destruction of property
  • Actions which endanger person or property
  • Violations of the University Policy on Alcohol and Other Drugs for Individuals
  • Conduct unbecoming of a Washington and Lee student

NOTE: Voluntary intoxication shall not excuse any misconduct. Intoxication means impairment by alcohol or other substances. Addiction shall not excuse possessing, possessing with intent to distribute, or distributing any drug.

The SJC may not impose a sanction that requires action by a third-party or entity. In addition to the sanction, education and counseling may be recommended.

Violation

Suggested Sanction for Finding of Responsibility

Driving under the Influence of Alcohol or Illegal Drugs

Suspension

Physical Assault

Suspension

Activity that Endangers a Person

Suspension

Sale of Illegal Drugs/Controlled Substances

Suspension

Possession/Use of  Illegal Drugs/Controlled Substances

Suspension

  • Felonious (Cocaine, Ecstasy, LSD, GHB)

Suspension

  • Non-Felonious (Marijuana)

Conduct Probation; Possible suspension if multiple offenses

Tampering with or activating a fire alarm

Immediate $250 Fine, Suspension, and Conduct Probation

Vandalism

Restitution for Damage and Conduct Probation

Violation of SJC Sanctions

Suspension

*Failure to complete or fulfill any SJC sanction in the allotted time frame or otherwise may result in the finding and sanction becoming part of the respondent’s disciplinary record.