Welcome to the 2020–21 academic year. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the information in the Student Handbook. It was developed to help you understand the many resources, opportunities, and, of course, policies, and expectations of our campus community. Your handbook contains information that will help you succeed and provides guidelines and expectations for life on the LVC campus.

You are expected to know all policies associated with being a student and always to take responsibility for your conduct. Respect, civility, and open dialogue are core principles of this community. You will discover that as a member of this community, there are MANY opportunities and avenues for personal growth and development. You will have to make important choices and decisions. Some may be easy, while others will be complex. Your ability to meet positively and appropriately this responsibility will be a critical element of your success at LVC. Accessing help, when needed, and optimizing your student experience is your responsibility.

We are committed to providing many diverse opportunities and experiences to assist you and help you prepare for life beyond LVC after graduation. Rest assured that the faculty, staff, and administration of Lebanon Valley College are eager to help.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information presented in this handbook. However, all courses, course descriptions, materials, schedules, sequences of courses in programs, instructor designations, curricular degree requirements, methods of instruction, locations of instruction, and fees described herein are subject to change or elimination without notice. This information is provided solely for the convenience of the reader and does not constitute or create a contract between prospective or current students and Lebanon Valley College. Students should consult the appropriate department for current information, as well as for any special or temporary rules or requirements imposed.

Lebanon Valley College reserves the right to amend any administrative policy and academic or disciplinary regulations described in the Student Life Handbook, without giving prior notice to persons who might be affected. The provisions of the handbook are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the College and the students or between the College and the parents of the students. During the academic year, the College reserves the right to change the services, policies, and procedures that are set forth in this handbook as they become necessary. At the date of publication, the information provided in the handbook is as complete and accurate as possible.