One of the greatest 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 family
is important in their success at Louisburg College. There are a few things we can
suggest 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 (see the Student Handbook
& Student Code of Conduct so you are all aware of the policies & standards).
- Have a discussion about accountability and accepting the consequences of their actions
(both positive and negative consequences).
- 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, with making new friends, on their team, in a club/org,
- Be prepared to have conversations about how your student is changing and growing in
their beliefs and understanding of themselves.
- If you believe your student is having challenges on campus (in or out of class), encourage
them to seek assistance. You may need to help brainstorm ways they can get assistance
(the Office of Student Life often helps connect a student to appropriate resources).
If your student has been notified that they are going through or have already gone
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 emotions. 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 is not a criminal process.
- The Student Conduct process is an educational process. Students who are found responsible
are assigned a conduct status and one or more educational sanctions. The educational
sanctions are designed to give a student the opportunity to reflect on the incident,
understand the impact it had on them and the community, and apply what they learned
to future situations.
- Have a conversation with your student about what happened, help them to see how that
may have violated the college's policies, and how it has impacted them. You may also
discuss how their actions did not meet your expectations of their behavior.
For questions regarding the process or the incident, please contact the Office of Student Conduct
at (919) 497-3247. A member of the staff will go over the process with you and, if legally able, share information about the incident
(please note that privacy laws could limit what information is shared with someone
other than the student).