One of the most significant influences on a college student’s life is his or her family.
Although your student may have left home, the Office of Student Conduct understands
that the family’s role is essential for student success at Louisburg College. We suggest
a few things to help prepare and support your student through the college experience.
Before your student arrives at Louisburg College:
- Have a conversation about your expectations of how your student will conduct themselves
away from home.
- Discuss the expectations the college has of their behavior. Look over the Student
Handbook & Student Code of Conduct to become aware of the policies & standards.
- Discuss with your student the need for accountability and accepting both the positive
and negative consequences of their actions.
- Reassure them that we all make mistakes and what we learn from those mistakes is what
is most important.
Once your student is at Louisburg College:
- Continue your conversations about expectations.
- Ask how they are doing in classes, making new friends, on their team, in a club or
organization, and other areas.
- Be prepared to have conversations about how your student is changing and growing in
their beliefs and understanding.
- If you believe your student is having challenges on campus, whether in or out of class,
encourage them to seek assistance. You may need to help brainstorm ways to get support.
The Office of Student Life often helps connect a student to appropriate resources.
If your student has or may have to go through the Student Conduct Process, here are
a few suggestions:
- Take a breath.
- Understand your student is likely feeling scared, embarrassed, angry, or other emotions;
you may also have the same feelings. Help your student and yourself put this incident
- The college operations on a preponderance of evidence standard, which means we determine
what was more likely than not to have happened. ***This procedure is not a criminal process.
- The Student Conduct Process is an educational proceeding. Students who are found
responsible are assigned a conduct status and one or more educational sanctions. The
college designed these educational sanctions to allow students to reflect on an incident,
understand its impact on them and the community, and apply what they learned to future
- Have a conversation with your student about what happened and see how that may have
violated the college's policies and impacted them. You may also discuss how their
actions did not meet your behavior expectations.
For questions regarding the process or the incident, please contact the Office of Dean of Students at (919) 497-1131. A staff member will go over the process with you and, if legally
able, discuss the incident; however, privacy laws could limit what information they
can share with someone other than the student.