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XIII. Student Code of Conduct

Responsible for Maintenance: Student Conduct Coordinator

Code of Conduct

The Richard Bland College (RBC) community shares a commitment to achieving our educational mission, vision, and strategic goals. The William & Mary Board of Visitors and the RBC President bear ultimate responsibility and authority; however, faculty, staff, and students share a responsibility to help maintain on campus, in the classrooms, and in the residence halls, an environment that supports the pursuit of academic learning and activities, respect for others, and the opportunity for personal growth and development. The College expects students and student organizations to abide by the Student Code of Conduct both on and off campus. The Student Code of Conduct for students applies to conduct that occurs on college property, at college sponsored events and activities, and to off-campus conduct when the conduct adversely affects the College community and the pursuit of its objectives. The Student Code of Conduct will be applied to behavior occurring off campus on a case-by-case basis. This Student Code of Conduct exists to provide an environment conducive to the mission, vision, and values of the institution. Through this Code, the College seeks to guide the development of personal responsibility, respect for others, and mature behavior. The students’ observance of college regulations and policies is important, as is the observance of public laws. The Code of Virginia contains public laws governing the conduct of all citizens and also contains specific provisions relating to colleges and universities. Violations of the Code of Virginia may result in the application of the College’s Student Code of Conduct procedures, which may result in a student’s expulsion from RBC.


For misconduct involving student or employee discrimination, harassment or retaliation pursuant to the College’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation (Non-Title IX), please refer to the RBC Policy Manual for applicable policies and procedures.

For complaints involving student or employee sexual and/or gender-based harassment and other forms of interpersonal violence, pursuant to Title IX, please refer to the RBC website at for applicable policies and procedures.

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