Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Pretend you went to Liberty University...

My Sophomore or Junior year at Miami, we stumbled across The Liberty Way, Liberty University's student code of conduct and had some fun piling up the amount of demerits we would have received on a typical weekend at college. It has since been made viewable only to students and faculty, but I found an abridged version on another website. Here is the list, have some fun today and find out how many points you'd rack up if you were caught for everything you did in college. To keep things in the hundreds (and not millions) only count each 'offense' one time, i.e. if you have a rated R movie, that counts as 12 points/reprimands, don't count each movie. Please put your final number in the comments section (if you are shy, make an anonymous post). In the interest of self disclosure, I got 517 points, give or take.

Liberty University's code of student conduct list

1 Reprimand

* Curfew violation (editor's note: curfew is midnight Sunday-Wednesday, 10 p.m. Thursday and 12:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday)

4 Reprimands + $10 Fine

* Allowing unauthorized overnight visitor in residence room
* Horseplay (plus financial restitution)
* Improper personal contact (anything beyond hand-holding)
* Music code violation
* Outside residence hall after curfew

6 Reprimands + $25 Fine

* Attendance at a dance
* Direct disobedience/disrespect
* Entering entryway of opposite sex on campus or allowing the same
* Gambling
* Improper social behavior
* Possession and/or use of tobacco

12 Reprimands + $50 Fine

* Attendance at, possession or viewing of, an "R," "NC-17" or "X"-rated movie
* Deception
* Entering the residence hallway of the opposite sex or allowing the same
* Entering the space above ceiling tiles
* Out of residence hall overnight or substantial portion of the night without permission
* Participation in an unauthorized petition or demonstration
* Possession and/or viewing of sexually explicit material
* Safety/security violation
* Students of the opposite sex visiting alone at an off-campus residence

12-18 Reprimands + Corresponding Fine

* Malicious horseplay/behavior
* Obscene, profane or abusive language or behavior

18 Reprimands + $250 Fine

+ 18 hours Disciplinary Community Service

* Association with those consuming alcohol
* Commission of a misdemeanor
* Entering a residence hall apartment or quad of the opposite sex or allowing the same
* Entering bedroom of the opposite sex on/off campus or allowing the same
* Falsification of information on an official document
* Racial harassment
* Sexual harassment (i.e., unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or other conduct or comments of a sexual nature)
* Sexual misconduct and/or any state of undress
* Threat to do bodily harm
* Vandalism

30 Reprimands + $500 Fine

+ 30 hours Disciplinary Community Service + possible Administrative Withdrawal. NOTE: For each accumulation of six or more reprimands after 30, an additional $150 fine will be assessed.

* Abortion
* Academic dishonesty
* Assault/sexual assault
* Commission/conviction of any felony
* Illegal drugs-association/possession, use/distribution (minimum two semesters out)
* Immorality
* Involvement with witchcraft,
séances or other occult activities
* Life-threatening behavior or language to others or oneself
* Non-participation/disruption/
* Possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages
* Spending the night with a person of the opposite sex
* Stealing or possession of stolen property
* Two or more individuals of the opposite sex together in hotel/motel room without proper permission
* Unauthorized possession/use of weapons



  1. I'm so glad you posted this gold.

    Total reprimands: 477

    Community service hours: 318 hours

    Opportunities for possible administrative withdrawal: 7

    Fines (in USD and calculating based solely by each category): $5,525

    Reprimand I most wish I had received: 12 reprimands and a $50 fine for entering the space above ceiling tiles.

  2. i didn't run the numbers on the fines and such, but I'm looking at a solid 537 reprimands.

    I like how drinking a beer is worse than sexual and racial harrasment, and the same fine as abortion and felonies. Sign me up!

  3. I will have been burned at the stake...within 5 minutes of stepping foot onto campus.