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CONTENTS SECTION I: INTRODUCTION WELCOME FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES..................................................................................................1 LIFE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT.....................................................................................................................................................................2 OUR VISION FOR LIFE UNIVERSITY............................................................................................................................................................3 LIFE’S PROMISE...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 THE MISSION OF LIFE UNIVERSITY............................................................................................................................................................3 LIFE’S PHILOSOPHY/MISSION AS AN INSTITUTION OF HIGHER LEARNING.........................................................................................3 LIFE’S CORE VALUESS..................................................................................................................................................................................4 INTEGRITY & CITIZENSHIP................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP............................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 LEARNING THEORY/CRITICAL THINKING..................................................................................................................................................................................... 4 CONTEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC PARADIGMS................................................................................................................................................................................. 4 PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN EXISTENCE & HEALTH CARE POLICY......................................................................................................................................... 4 COMMUNICATION & RELATIONSHIP THEORY/SKILLS............................................................................................................................................................ 4 LASTING PURPOSE............................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 VITALISM................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 WELLNESS PORTFOLIO....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 5 THE MISSIONS OF OUR TWO COLLEGES...................................................................................................................................................5 THE COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 5 THE COLLEGE OF GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES....................................................................................................................................... 5 SECTION II: LIFE UNIVERSITY STUDENT & CAMPUS SERVICES STUDENT ADVOCACY CENTER...................................................................................................................................................................6 FINANCIAL AID.............................................................................................................................................................................................6 FEDERAL AND STATE GRANTS AND SCHOLARSHIPS............................................................................................................................................................. 6 FEDERAL PELL GRANT......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT (SEOG)................................................................................................................... 7 GEORGIA TUITION EQUALIZATION GRANT (GTEG)................................................................................................................................................................. 7 HOPE SCHOLARSHIP............................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 7 ZELL MILLER ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 7 EMPLOYMENT......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 8 FEDERAL COLLEGE WORK-STUDY.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 8 LOANS........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 8 THE FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 8 ANNUAL LOAN LIMITS FOR DEPENDENT STUDENTS............................................................................................................................................................. 8 ANNUAL LOAN LIMITS FOR INDEPENDENT STUDENTS........................................................................................................................................................ 8 AGGREGATE LOAN LIMITS................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 8 FEDERAL PARENT LOANS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (PLUS) ........................................................................................................................... 9 FEDERAL GRADUATE PLUS LOAN (GRAD PLUS)....................................................................................................................................................................... 9 PRIVATE ALTERNATIVE LOANS......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9 LIFE UNIVERSITY PRIVATE LOAN LENDERS................................................................................................................................................................................. 9 GEORGIA STUDENT ACCESS LOAN (SAL)..................................................................................................................................................................................10 CHECK TOTAL LOAN INDEBTEDNESS..........................................................................................................................................................................................10 EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR MILITARY VETERANS............................................................................................................................................................10 APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID.....................................................................................................................................................................................................10 FINANCIAL AID AWARDING POLICY............................................................................................................................................................................................11 SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS (SAP) POLICY..........................................................................................................................................................11 DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC AND UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM..................................................................................................................................11 MASTER’S PROGRAM ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................11 SAP IS MEASURED IN THREE WAYS..............................................................................................................................................................................................11


WARNINGS.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................12 APPEALS..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................12 FINANCIAL AID PROBATION ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................13 FINANCIAL AID WARNING (GR ONLY) ........................................................................................................................................................................................13 OBTAINING A SECOND DEGREE AT LIFE ...................................................................................................................................................................................13 TRANSFER COURSES .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................13 SUSPENSION OF FEDERAL/STATE AID ELIGIBILITY FOR DRUG-RELATED OFFENSES..............................................................................................13 STUDENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE..............................................................................................................................................................14 FEES LISTED IN THE CATALOG........................................................................................................................................................................................................14 REFUND WITHDRAW POLICY.........................................................................................................................................................................................................15 PAYMENT POLICY................................................................................................................................................................................................................................15 UNPAID BALANCES.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................15 DIRECT DEPOSIT (MANDATORY)...................................................................................................................................................................................................15 BAD CHECK POLICY............................................................................................................................................................................................................................16 TUITION FOR PART-TIME STUDENTS...........................................................................................................................................................................................16 REGISTRAR..................................................................................................................................................................................................16 TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS....................................................................................................................................................................................................................16 ALUMNI RELATIONS..................................................................................................................................................................................17 MISSION STATEMENT.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 VISION STATEMENT............................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 DEPARTMENT OF ALUMNI RELATIONS.......................................................................................................................................................................................17 ALUMNI ASSOCIATION......................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 SERVICE TO OUR STUDENTS...........................................................................................................................................................................................................17 MEMBERSHIP........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 BENEFITS FOR ALUMNI.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................17 STUDENT BENEFITS TO PARTICIPATING IN THEIR STATE CLUBS.......................................................................................................................................18 DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS...................................................................................................................................................................18 INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS.............................................................................................................................................................................................................18 MID-SOUTH CONFERENCE..............................................................................................................................................................................................................19 CLUB AND INTRAMURAL SPORTS................................................................................................................................................................................................19 FACILITIES...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 BOOKSTORE................................................................................................................................................................................................19 HOURS.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 PAYMENT................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................19 REFUND POLICY...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................20 USED BOOKS.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................20 SOCRATES CAFÉ AND PLATO II GO..........................................................................................................................................................20 CAREER SERVICES......................................................................................................................................................................................21 CAMPUS COMMUNICATION.....................................................................................................................................................................21 BULLETIN BOARDS.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................21 LIFE NEWS & EVENTS, FAC/STAFF NEWS & EVENTS AND DAILY LIFE WIRE POLICY.................................................................................................22 STUDENT BUSINESS CARD ORDERS............................................................................................................................................................................................22 STUDENT DIRECTORY INFORMATION........................................................................................................................................................................................22 STUDENT EMAIL..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................23 STUDENT MESSAGES.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................23 U.S. MAIL.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................23 CAMPUS SAFETY........................................................................................................................................................................................23 SAFETY OVERVIEW.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................24 GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION.................................................................................................................................................................................................25 EMERGENCY ACTION PLAN............................................................................................................................................................................................................26 CRIME PREVENTION...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................26 PARKING..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................27 VISITOR PARKING/TEMPORARY PARKING PERMITS..............................................................................................................................................................27 LIFE UNIVERSITY VEHICLE REGISTRATION PROCESS............................................................................................................................................................27


PARKING AND DECALS......................................................................................................................................................................................................................28 ACCESSIBLE PARKING........................................................................................................................................................................................................................28 OTHER PARKING PASSES .................................................................................................................................................................................................................28 LOADING AND UNLOADING ZONES...........................................................................................................................................................................................29 VIOLATIONS...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................29 PARKING AND DECAL VIOLATIONS AND FINES......................................................................................................................................................................29 MOVING VIOLATIONS AND FINES................................................................................................................................................................................................29 DRIVING ON CAMPUS.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................29 PAYMENTS..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................30 TOWING...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................30 THE PROCEDURES FOR INSTITUTIONAL SANCTIONS .........................................................................................................................................................31 OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT DIVISION...................................................................................................31 HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH RELATED SERVICES....................................................................................................................................31 CAMPUS CENTER FOR HEALTH & OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE (CC-HOP)......................................................................................................................31 CENTER FOR HEALTH AND OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE (C-HOP).....................................................................................................................................31 MEDICAL FACILITIES..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................31 OPTIONAL MEDICAL AND DENTAL AND PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE...........................................................................................................32 STUDENT ACCIDENT/INJURY PROCEDURES............................................................................................................................................................................32 PERSONAL PROPERTY INSURANCE ............................................................................................................................................................................................32 DRS. SID E. & NELL K. WILLIAMS LIBRARY...............................................................................................................................................32 HOURS.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................32 GENERAL PROCEDURES...................................................................................................................................................................................................................33 CIRCULATION PROCEDURES..........................................................................................................................................................................................................33 RESERVES................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................33 STUDY ROOMS.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................33 FINES........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................33 JOURNALS..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................33 PHOTOCOPIES/PRINTING................................................................................................................................................................................................................33 DOCUMENT SCANNING...................................................................................................................................................................................................................34 SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ROOM......................................................................................................................................................................................................34 REFERENCE............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................34 MICROFICHE..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................34 INTERLIBRARY LOAN..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................34 LIBRARY CATALOG..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................34 COMPUTER LAB...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................34 WIRELESS INTERNET ACCESS.........................................................................................................................................................................................................34 LIBRARY INFORMATION NOTIFICATION.....................................................................................................................................................................................34 POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION...................................................................................................................................................................34 STUDENT SERVICES...................................................................................................................................................................................35 MISSION .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................35 STUDENT SERVICES LOCATIONS ..................................................................................................................................................................................................35 HOUSING ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................35 IDENTIFICATION CARDS...................................................................................................................................................................................................................36 CLINIC LOCKERS..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................36 WELLNESS CENTER LOCKERS.........................................................................................................................................................................................................36 MAINTENANCE CONCERNS............................................................................................................................................................................................................36 SHUTTLE SERVICES.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................36 SEVERE WEATHER EMERGENCIES.................................................................................................................................................................................................37 NOTARY SERVICES...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................38 ATM MACHINE......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................38 VOTER REGISTRATIONS.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................38 STUDENT INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP..........................................................................................................................................38 CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS........................................................................................................................................................................................................38 CLASS ORGANIZATIONS...................................................................................................................................................................................................................38 JOINING ON-CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS...................................................................................................................................................................................38


GUEST SPEAKERS................................................................................................................................................................................................................................39 SOCIAL EVENTS....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................39 ORIENTATION.............................................................................................................................................................................................39 STUDENT COUNCIL....................................................................................................................................................................................39 IAN GRASSAM TREEHOUSE ACTIVITIES CENTER...................................................................................................................................39 IAN GRASSAM TREEHOUSE ACTIVITIES CENTER POLICIES................................................................................................................................................39 STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES.................................................................................................................................................................40 THE STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER (SSC)......................................................................................................................................................................................40 DISABILITY SERVICES.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................41 PROCESS FOR REQUESTS FOR ACCOMMODATIONS............................................................................................................................................................43 WELLNESS CENTER....................................................................................................................................................................................45 SECTION III: LIFE UNIVERSITY POLICIES & PROCEDURES ADJUSTING WITHOUT PROPER SUPERVISION.......................................................................................................................................47 ADMISSIONS STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.................................................................................................................................................47 ANIMALS ON CAMPUS..............................................................................................................................................................................47 ASSEMBLIES...............................................................................................................................................................................................47 ACCEPTABLE EXCUSES......................................................................................................................................................................................................................48 EXAMINATION ATTENDANCE.........................................................................................................................................................................................................48 LIFE UNIVERSITY POLICY FOR STUDENT ABSENCES FOR COLLEGE-SANCTIONED EVENTS................................................................................49 CHAIN OF COMMAND FOR COMMUNICATION AND PROBLEM RESOLUTION....................................................................................49 CHILDREN ON CAMPUS.............................................................................................................................................................................50 COMPUTER USE POLICY............................................................................................................................................................................50 PRIMARY PRINCIPLES........................................................................................................................................................................................................................50 GUIDELINES...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................50 USER RESPONSIBILITIES...................................................................................................................................................................................................................50 ADMINISTRATION...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................51 DRESS CODE...............................................................................................................................................................................................51 ALCOHOL AND POLICY STATEMENTS......................................................................................................................................................52 ALCOHOL AND DRUG-RELATED HEALTH RISKS.....................................................................................................................................................................52 CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ABUSE POLICY/RECOVERY ASSISTANCE..........................................................................................................................52 LIFE UNIVERSITY RESPONSIBLE ACTION PROTOCOL (RAP)...............................................................................................................................................52 DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS, COMMUNITY AND WORKPLACE POLICY...................................................................................................................................53 VIOLATIONS...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................54 ALCOHOL POLICY...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................54 COMMERCIAL FUNDING SOURCES..............................................................................................................................................................................................56 STANDARDS OF CONDUCT WITH REGARD TO ALCOHOL AND DRUGS........................................................................................................................56 ENFORCEMENT....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................56 ELIGIBILITY POLICY ON EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.....................................................................................................................57 FACILITIES...................................................................................................................................................................................................57 BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS............................................................................................................................................................................................................57 ATHLETIC FIELDS.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................57 FIREARMS AND WEAPONS........................................................................................................................................................................57 GRADUATION CEREMONIES.....................................................................................................................................................................57 GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES........................................................................................................................................................................58 GRADES ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................58 ATTENDANCE........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................58


HAZING POLICY.........................................................................................................................................................................................58 STUDENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY .......................................................................................................................................59 INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................59 DEFINITIONS.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................59 DETERMINATION OF RIGHTS AND EQUITIES IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY...............................................................................................................60 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COMMITTEE....................................................................................................................................................................................61 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY APPLICABILITY TO STUDENTS................................................................................................................................61 ADMINISTRATION OF THE CONSIDERATION OF RIGHTS IN INTELLECTUAL POLICY...............................................................................................61 APPEALS..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................62 CONFLICTS WITH TRUSTEES’ POLICIES.......................................................................................................................................................................................63 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS.....................................................................................................................................................................63 INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS/ENROLLMENT SERVICES......................................................................................................................................................63 STUDENT SERVICES............................................................................................................................................................................................................................63 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POLICY.........................................................................................................................................................63 EMPLOYMENT.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................64 INVOLUNTARY LEAVE POLICY..................................................................................................................................................................64 CRITERIA.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................64 PROCEDURE..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................65 EVALUATION..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................65 INTERIM SUSPENSION.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 INFORMAL HEARING..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................66 APPEAL OF INFORMAL HEARING OUTCOME...........................................................................................................................................................................67 EFFECT OF INVOLUNTARY LEAVE.................................................................................................................................................................................................67 CONDITIONS FOR RETURN..............................................................................................................................................................................................................67 DEVIATIONS FROM ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES...................................................................................................................................................................67 NONDISCRIMINATORY APPLICATION.........................................................................................................................................................................................67 CONFIDENTIALITY..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................67 NOTICE FOR SENIOR CLINIC EXPERIENCE ..............................................................................................................................................67 NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY.................................................................................................................................................................68 READMISSION............................................................................................................................................................................................68 REPORTS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS........................................................................................................................................................68 SEXUAL OFFENSES AND HARASSMENT..................................................................................................................................................68 TOBACCO- AND SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS..................................................................................................................................................68 SOLICITING ON CAMPUS..........................................................................................................................................................................69 STUDENT RECORDS...................................................................................................................................................................................69 FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA)................................................................................................................69 RIGHT TO INSPECT AND REVIEW EDUCATION RECORD......................................................................................................................................................69 RIGHT TO AMEND EDUCATION RECORD...................................................................................................................................................................................69 RIGHT TO CONSENT TO DISCLOSURE.........................................................................................................................................................................................69 RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT.........................................................................................................................................................................................................69 LIFE UNIVERSITY’S POLICY (UNDER FERPA) GIVES THE STUDENT THE RIGHT:..........................................................................................................70 POSSIBLE FEDERAL AND STATE DATA COLLECTION AND USE.........................................................................................................................................71 WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY...................................................................................................................................................72 WITHDRAWAL FROM ALL CLASSES: REFUNDS AND RETURN OF FINANCIAL AID...................................................................................................72


SECTION IV: LIFE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE & STANDARDS OF CONDUCT PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AT LIFE UNIVERSITY..............................................................................................................75 LIFE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE...............................................................................................................................................................75 STUDENTS..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................75 NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY......................................................................................................................................................................................................75 RATIONALE.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................75 AUTHORITY............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................76 DEFINITIONS.........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................76 ENFORCEMENT....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................76 JURISDICTION.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................76 STANDARDS OF CONDUCT.......................................................................................................................................................................77 INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................77 CIVILITY | COMMUNITY | INTEGRITY | RESPONSIBILITY.......................................................................................................................................................77 STUDENT DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES..................................................................................................................................................83 INTRODUCTION...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................83 INTERIM SUSPENSION.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................83 INFORMAL RESOLUTION:.................................................................................................................................................................................................................83 FORMAL RESOLUTION......................................................................................................................................................................................................................84 THE CONDUCT REVIEW BOARD ...............................................................................................................................................................84 RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPANTS..............................................................................................................................86 RESPONDENTS.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................86 PARENTAL NOTIFICATION................................................................................................................................................................................................................90 APPEALS..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................91

SECTION V: COMMITTEES COMMITTEES................................................................................................................................................................................................92

CALENDAR..................................................................................................................................................................................................93 INDEX..........................................................................................................................................................................................................94 DEPARTMENT DIRECTORY..................................................................................................................................................................... 100 GENERAL INFORMATION....................................................................................................................................................................... 101


SECTION I: INTRODUCTION

Welcome from the Vice President of Student Services Dear Life University Student, I would like to extend a warm welcome to those of you who are new members of our community and a welcome back to our students who are continuing their studies at Life University. To make your transition into this academic year as successful and rewarding as possible, the Office of Student Services is pleased to provide you with this Student Handbook. College is a time of growth and discovery, and this handbook will introduce many of the different opportunities available to you at Life University. It also is an informative guide that will help you to learn more about our policies and your rights and responsibilities as a student here at Life University. You should also review the Life University Catalog and the Academic Quarterly for the most up-to-date information. I hope that this academic year will prove to be a productive learning experience for you. I would invite you to experience intellectual discovery, participate in a variety of campus events, get involved in a recognized student organization and perhaps actively participate in community service. At Life University, we are concerned with the development of the whole person – not only the intellectual being. I hope that you will experience a transformational experience at LIFE that unlocks the potential that each of you share. Please feel free to stop by the Office of Student Services or give us a call if you have any questions or concerns regarding life at LIFE! We will be happy to assist you or direct you to the correct office or individual who can address your specific concern. I wish you all the best for a safe, happy, healthy and productive year! Sincerely,

Marc P. Schneider, M.Ed., D.C. Vice President of Student Services

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Welcome to Life University You and I are in for exciting times here at LIFE. This institution you chose for your professional education is on the move. We continue moving toward our 2020 Vision, adding new programmatic offerings, building a premier faculty and staff, constructing new “green” facilities and organizing expanded student recreation and social activities. More dramatic change is on the way. This progress is driven by the Board of Trustees and the administration here at LIFE. Following is a key summary sentence from the Life University Strategic Plan: LIFE’S PROMISE With its vitalistic vision, clearly defined performance proficiencies and measurable criteria for success, a Life University education will produce leaders who exemplify humanistic values and, in a world where change is constant, provide innovative approaches to direct that change to elevate society and evolve its healthcare system. Clearly, from the Board of Trustees to administrators, faculty and staff across our many diversified college programs, we have a clear vision of where we’re going. Our goal is peak performance while you’re here to equip you to be a peak performer when you enter your chosen career. We’re determined to help you develop your potential as a human being so that you can successfully manage the many personal and professional aspects of your life. Get ready for a thrilling ride that results in both success and significance. Sincerely,

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. President, Life University

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OUR VISION FOR LIFE UNIVERSITY Our Purpose is to provide students with the vision to fulfill their innate potential, the inspiration to engage in a quest for selfdiscovery and the ability to apply a principled approach to their future roles as leaders in humanitarian service and as citizens in their community. Our goal is to maximize the expression of the perfection within. We recognize – that all organic systems in the universe are conscious, self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing. We believe – that these systems work best when they are free of interference. We understand – that the nervous system is primarily responsible for orchestrating the internal and external dialogue of the body necessary for life. We acknowledge – that there are three interferences to the nervous system: physical trauma, environmental toxins and emotional stress. Therefore, our purpose is to correct these interferences, allowing the organism to express its innate potential. Of critical importance is our Doctor of Chiropractic degree, which is focused on the relationship between the spine and the nervous system and the aberration, called vertebral subluxation, as well as its detection and correction, allowing a greater expression of the perfection within.

LIFE’S PROMISE With its vitalistic vision, clearly defined performance proficiencies and measurable criteria for success, a Life University education will produce leaders who exemplify humanistic values and, in a world where change is constant, provide innovative approaches to direct that change to elevate society and evolve its healthcare system.

THE MISSION OF LIFE UNIVERSITY The Mission of Life University is to empower each student with the education, skills and values needed for career success and life fulfillment based on a vitalistic philosophy. The University’s undergraduate, graduate and professional programs – each one committed to excellence in teaching, learning, research and the overall student experience – offer a vision and the promise for a meaningful life, the proficiencies necessary to achieve optimum personal performance and the wisdom to become transformational leaders in an increasingly diverse, global and dynamic world.

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LIFE’S CORE VALUES In conjunction with providing specialty degrees in natural health sciences, business, technology and the humanities, Life University is committed to delivering an education designed around a set of Core Values that advance personal integrity and provide the foundation for professional success, social contribution and cultural change. These values distinguish a Life University education.

INTEGRITY & CITIZENSHIP Integrity provides the underpinning for the responsible exercise of our rights and responsibilities as human beings. Integrity leads to empowerment and excellence, while a lack of integrity results in mediocrity. Life University teaches students how to manage personal integrity and function as valued citizens within the academic, healthcare and larger communities.

LEADERSHIP & ENTREPRENEURSHIP Extensive research outlines the hallmarks of effective leadership. Life University draws on this body of knowledge and teaches students how to apply it in an entrepreneurial setting to build a successful business or organization.

LEARNING THEORY/CRITICAL THINKING Life University engages students in critical thinking by teaching them how to gather meaningful data, synthesize new information with existing knowledge, think independently, and search for practical application of their knowledge in professional practice and daily life. We exhort our students to not only learn skills, but to also become innovators who contribute positively to their communities.

CONTEMPORARY SCIENTIFIC PARADIGMS For thousands of years, and especially since the work of Sir Isaac Newton, humankind’s scientific understanding of the functioning of the universe has been based largely on a mechanistic model. Contemporary quantum physics opens the door to a much more vitalistic understanding of human dynamics. Life University will expose our students to the implications of these models, especially as they apply to research in health care.

PHILOSOPHY OF HUMAN EXISTENCE & HEALTH CARE POLICY Healthcare systems evolve from healthcare philosophies. Although our most institutionalized systems today revolve around a mechanistic view of health, Life University sees value in a vitalistic view of human function. With a growing body of evidence to support vitalistic concepts in the healthcare milieu, Life University is spearheading change that will revolutionize our nation’s approach to health care and healthcare education. Our faculty clearly identify these key issues for students and teach them how to evaluate new information and direct professional dialogues that will lead to new health care policy.

COMMUNICATION & RELATIONSHIP THEORY/SKILLS An ability to communicate effectively and the capacity for building relationships with others are critical factors in personal, business and life success. These skills can be developed. Life University challenges its students to develop and utilize the skills of effective listening, empathy, interpersonal skills and public speaking to create clear communications and foster meaningful professional relationships with members of the public, patients, colleagues and key opinion leaders.professional relationships with members of the public, patients, colleagues and key opinion leaders.

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LASTING PURPOSE To Give, to Do, to Love, to Serve—Out of a Sense of Abundance.

VITALISM Our recognition that the Universe itself is self-conscious, and as such, creates itself as a dynamic system wherein living organisms are self-developing, self-maintaining and self-healing.

WELLNESS PORTFOLIO • Physical Health—my body and mind, their processes and vitality. • Emotional Health—my ability to connect with and communicate feelings. • Social Health—my facility to form and move within relationships. • Intellectual Health—my capacity to learn, respond and make sense of information. • Spiritual Health—my sense of connection to the non-physical realm. • Environmental Health—my relationship with the larger ecosystem and web of life.

THE MISSION OF THE COLLEGE OF GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES The Mission of the Life University College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies is to empower students to achieve successful careers and meaningful lives, based on a vitalistic philosophy that promotes optimum performance and transformational leadership, to produce a positive impact in a dynamic world.

THE MISSION OF THE COLLEGE OF CHIROPRACTIC The mission of the Life University College of Chiropractic, centered on the Vertebral Subluxation Complex, is to educate, mentor and graduate skilled and compassionate Doctors of Chiropractic to be primary care clinicians, physicians, teachers and professionals, using the University’s Core Values as their foundation.

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SECTION II: LIFE UNIVERSITY STUDENT & CAMPUS SERVICES

STUDENT ADVOCACY CENTER The Office of Student Advocacy and Advising provides resources to Life University students during their first year and beyond. Located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC), this office coordinates a variety of programs and services, including: • • • • • • • •

Academic advising for first-year and transfer students Assistance with completing financial aid, registrar and student accounting forms Facilitating financial aid counseling and making adjustments to your financial aid package Answering questions about your student account Advising resources for all students, to include adding and dropping courses as well as changing your major Advising and providing resources for students who plan to apply to professional or graduate schools Professional advisors aiding students in exploring the various academic majors and concentrations offered at Life University Facilitating FYE 101, FYE 103 and FYEX 1101 courses designed specifically to assist new students in transitioning to college life and professional studies, and to life at Life University in particular

The purpose of this office is to cultivate the academic success of all students, with an emphasis on first-year undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The office of Student Advocacy and Advisement augments academic advising for all students through the coordination of academic advising for first-year students; communicating regularly with second-year students and beyond to encourage student success; managing student academic interventions; providing advisement for transfer students and for students interested in preparing for and applying to professional and graduate schools; providing training and serving as a resource for faculty advisors; as well as supporting the Registrar, Financial Aid and Student Accounting Departments. Contact Our Office Student Advocacy Center – Located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday Phone: (770) 426-2667 • Fax: (770) 426-2872

FINANCIAL AID Education is an investment in your future that requires a strong commitment, not only of time and effort, but also of finances. When you are ready to make the transition, Life University will help you develop a financial plan to achieve your educational goals. Life University participates in federally funded financial aid programs, including grants, loans and work study. In addition, scholarships are available to LIFE students through the University, as well as through state chiropractic organizations, businesses and other private sources. In order to begin the financial aid process, you must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), www.fafsa. gov. You do not have to be accepted for admission to complete the FAFSA. The amount of aid you receive will depend partly on your documented financial need and partly on your status as an undergraduate or a graduate student. You must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP policy can be found in the “Quarterly”), as defined by your grade point average and the number of courses you have passed, to continue receiving financial aid; also, you must be at least a half-time student to qualify for most financial aid programs. Counselors from Financial Aid can advise you about all possible sources of financial aid. This office is available as a resource even after you leave LIFE. You may ask for counseling regarding student debts at any time.

Federal and State Grants and Scholarships Grants and scholarships are the most desirable forms of financial aid. The money you receive from these sources generally does not have to be repaid. For general scholarships, see the section entitled “Scholarships.”

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Federal Pell Grant Pell Grants are available to needy undergraduate students. Full-time students may receive Pell Grants for three quarters per year. Part-time students will receive prorated Pell amounts. Awards range from $588.00 per quarter up to $1,925.00 per quarter, depending on need and enrollment status.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) This is available to needy undergraduates who are Pell eligible. Who may qualify if enrolled less than full time. Grants average $800 per quarter. Awarded on first come, first-served basis if otherwise eligible. March 15 of each year is the priority deadline for application. If applications are received after the priority deadline, we cannot guarantee the availability of SEOG funds.

Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) GTEG is available to full-time undergraduate students who have been legal Georgia residents at least 24 months prior to University matriculation. Proof of established residency must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office, along with a GSFAPP application and a FAFSA. GTEG is not based on financial need. The award amount varies each year depending upon the State of Georgia’s budget. The award amount for the 2015-2016 year is $300 per quarter.

HOPE Scholarship HOPE Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who have been legal Georgia residents at least 24 months prior to University matriculation. Students entering the University straight from high school must have graduated from an accredited Georgia high school or have documentation of official home schooling. Students entering the University after attempting college level coursework elsewhere will have all previous transcripts reviewed to determine eligibility. Students must be able to document a high school or cumulative college average of at least 3.00 on a 4.00 scale. The HOPE Scholarship award is $1,313.00 per quarter for full-time students and $656 for half-time students. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) and number of hours attempted refers to all coursework attempted (not just completed). Remedial and repeated classes are also included in attempted hours. This information is based on current state law. If the state revises its laws or regulations concerning this aid, then Life University will be required to comply. For a full description of the HOPE Scholarship rules and regulations, you may access the GAcollege411 website at www. gacollege411.org or contact the Financial Aid Office at Life University.

Zell Miller The Zell Miller Scholarship is available to undergraduate students who have been legal Georgia residents at least 24 months prior to University matriculation. Students entering the University straight from high school must have graduated from an accredited Georgia high school or have documentation of official home schooling. Students entering the University after attempting college level coursework elsewhere will have all previous transcripts reviewed to determine eligibility. Students must be able to document a high school GPA of at least 3.7 on a 4.00 scale and a score of 26 on the ACT or a 1200 combined critical reading and math score on the SAT. To maintain the award, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.3. The Zell Miller Scholarship award is $1,450.00 per quarter for full-time students and $725.00 for half-time students. Cumulative grade point average (GPA) and number of hours attempted refers to all coursework attempted (not just completed). Remedial and repeated classes are also included in attempted hours. This information is based on current state law. If the state revises its laws or regulations concerning this aid, then Life University will be required to comply. For a full description of the Zell Miller Scholarship rules and regulations, you may access the GAcollege411 website at www. gacollege411.org.

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Employment All students applying for financial aid are encouraged and expected to seek part-time employment to help reduce their dependence on loans. Your class schedule may limit the amount of time you can work during school terms; plan accordingly.

Federal College Work-Study This program allows eligible graduate and undergraduate students to work up to 20 hours per week at jobs on and off the LIFE campus to earn money for their education. Federal work study is awarded on a first-come, first served basis if otherwise eligible. March 15 of each year is the priority deadline for application. If applications are received after the priority deadline, we cannot guarantee the availability of federal work study funds. The University offers a variety of jobs to qualified students, including: laboratory assistants, clerical aides, groundskeepers, technical aides and library aides. In addition to jobs on campus, many community service jobs are available off campus.

Loans Loans are the most common source of financial aid. Most students find it necessary to borrow at least some money during their college careers. However, keep in mind that the money borrowed now will have to be repaid with interest upon graduation or withdrawal from the institution.

The Federal Direct Loan These are Federal loans borrowed through the Department of Education. Subsidized loans are those for which the government pays the interest while the student is in school at least half time (Undergraduate only). Students must demonstrate need for subsidized loans. Unsubsidized loans are those for which interest does accrue during the in-school period. Students do not have to demonstrate need for unsubsidized loans. Both the subsidized and unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans currently have an origination fee of 1.068 percent. Both fees will be deducted proportionately from the loan proceeds. For loans disbursed after July 1, 2015, the unsubsidized interest rate is fixed at 5.84 percent for graduate and professional students, and 4.29 percent for undergraduate unsubsidized and subsidized loans. Repayment generally begins six months after graduation or enrollment of less than half time. The minimum monthly payment is $50 per month, and the standard maximum loan term is 10 years. Interest accrues on the unsubsidized portion of the Direct Loan from the date of disbursement. These loans may be consolidated upon graduation. The Federal Direct Loan limits are as follows:

Annual Loan Limits for Dependent Students $5,500 Freshman $6,500 Sophomore $7,500 Junior/Senior and Pre-D.C.

Annual Loan Limits for Independent Students

$ 9,500 Freshman $10,500 Sophomore $12,500 Junior/Senior and Pre-D.C. $20,500 Graduate (Master’s degree) $33,000 Professional (D.C.) Students

$ 31,000 $ 57,500 $138,500 $224,000

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Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) These loans are credit-based and approved through the Department of Education. The origination fee is 4.272 percent. Fees will be deducted proportionately from the loan proceeds. Repayment of the principal and interest begins within 60 days of the loan disbursement. The interest on a Federal Direct Plus loan is 6.84 percent.

Federal Graduate PLUS loan (Grad PLUS) Graduate/Professional students will be allowed to borrow additional federal funds that do not affect their federal Direct Loan aggregate limit. Students will not be allowed to borrow over their cost of attendance (COA) or student budget. The maximum amount a student can borrow from this program is the cost of attendance minus estimated financial aid. Borrowers must meet established credit criteria. The origination fee is 4.272 percent. Currently the interest rate is fixed 6.84 percent. Repayment begins within 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed. Students maintaining 6 or more credit hours will qualify for an in-school deferment. This deferment may be requested through the lender.

Private Alternative Loans Private educational loans may be an important funding source for students who need more loan funds than the federal programs can provide. Terms of private loans vary significantly. They require a credit check and/or debt-to-income ratio on the borrower and/or co-borrower. A co-borrower may be required; lower interest rates may be available to students who choose to have a co-borrower. Each time a student wishes to borrow a private loan, a new loan application is required by the lender. Before a dependent, undergraduate student borrows a private loan, parents should consider applying for a PLUS loan. Payments on a PLUS loan, like some private loans, may be deferred until a student graduates. Some restrictions could apply. Please check with your lender for specific details. Private Educational Loan Application Process: 1. You must initiate the loan application process by selecting a private student loan lender of your choice. You may choose to use any of the private loan lenders listed below. Apply online at the lender’s website, or contact the lender by phone. It is a good idea to apply early, as processing may take several weeks. However, keep in mind that credit approvals are only good for 90 to 150 days. 2. Once the borrower and/or co-borrower’s credit is approved, Life University will receive a request from the lender to certify the loan. We will certify the loan for the lesser of the amount you request on your application or the maximum amount allowed by your financial aid budget (total cost minus other financial aid). 3. Funds received at Life University will be applied first to your student account, and in the event of a credit balance, refunded to you by Student Accounts.

Life University Private Loan Lenders In an effort to assist students and families in choosing a lender, the Office of Financial Aid has compiled a list of institutions we consider to offer competitive products, solid customer service, electronic payment of loan funds and a variety of savings programs during loan repayment. Reasons for selecting a particular lender will vary from person to person, so this list should only be used as a guide or starting point for analysis. Some choose a lender based on name recognition, immediate benefit of lower origination fees or the long-term advantage of repayment savings programs, like an interest rate reduction as a reward for making payments on time. Please note that you are not required to use any of these lenders – the choice of lender is yours. The Office of Financial Aid will process your loan with any lender you choose. Further, the list of lenders is not in any order of preference.

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Georgia Student Access Loan (SAL) The Georgia Student Access Loan (SAL) is a limited resource loan program that is designed to assist undergraduate students who have a gap in meeting their educational costs. The program is also designed to provide interest rate and repayment incentives to those who complete their program of study within the designed program length, work in select public service sectors or STEM fields. In order to receive the Student Access Loan, students must: • • • •

Be considered Georgia residents and United States citizens or eligible non-citizens. Complete a valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to apply for this program. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in accordance with the SAP policy at your college or university. Have first applied for and exhausted all other student financial aid programs including federal and state student loans, scholarship and grant programs. • Be randomly selected to participate in the program (Note: Selection does not guarantee approval and applicants may or may not be selected each application year). • Meet all eligibility requirements.

Check Total Loan Indebtedness You may check your total loan indebtedness by going to www.nslds.ed.gov. You will need your FSA ID and password to confirm your identity. Select the “Financial Aid Review” tab.

Educational Benefits for Military Veterans Students who are eligible for educational benefits under the GI Bill of Rights should contact the veteran’s representative, located in the Registrar’s Office, once the decision to attend LIFE has been made. The following is a breakdown of course loads as defined by the Veterans Administration: Full Load 3/4 Load 1/2 Load 1/4 Load

12 or more quarter hours 9-11 quarter hours 6-8 quarter hours 1-5 quarter hours

If an advanced payment is desired, arrangements must be made after registration for the upcoming quarter. Direct deposit (electronic funds transfer) is now available for veterans and service persons receiving chapter 30 education benefits. The benefits of direct deposit to the claimant include faster receipt of payment and elimination of lost or stolen checks. For additional information, contact the veteran’s representative at 770.426.2780.

Applying for Financial Aid Life University would like to assist in making your dream become a reality. The Financial Aid Department will guide you in budgeting and obtaining student financial aid to help make this happen. Please call our Financial Aid Department to request a new Financial Aid packet. Call (770) 426-2901 or toll free within the USA (800) 543-3345. All financial aid applicants must submit the following documents, each year, to the Financial Aid Department. For priority consideration, the following must be received by March 15: 1. FAFSA Results; 2. All other forms requested by the Financial Aid Department; And 3. Any application required by a specific program. Financial regulations and deadline dates are subject to change. Contact the Financial Aid Department for current information or check our Web site: www.LIFE.edu/FinancialAid.

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Financial Aid Awarding Policy A student must have at least half-time status in a program of study to apply for financial aid. You cannot combine credits from more than one program to meet the half-time status. If your registration changes from when you were awarded, you must contact the Financial Aid Office. See or call the Financial Aid Office if you are unsure of your financial aid status. • Undergraduate students will be awarded based on 15 hours per quarter. • Graduate students will be awarded based on 12 hours per quarter. • Doctor of Chiropractic Program students will be awarded based on 25 hours per quarter.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy In order to receive approval for any form of Title IV financial assistance, reasonable academic progress must be made toward graduation. To demonstrate progress, a student must comply with the following requirements: Effective 7/1/2011 (supersedes all former policies): The United States Department of Education and most agencies providing financial assistance require students to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in their course of study to continue receiving funding. Failure to maintain SAP will result in the loss of Federal Title IV financial aid, as well as State and other aid. Federal Title IV financial aid includes Pell Grant, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Subsidized Stafford (Direct) Loan, Unsubsidized Stafford (Direct) Loan, Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Graduate PLUS loan and Federal work-study. State aid includes Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG), HOPE Scholarship and Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Grant (LEAP). The student’s entire academic history is evaluated to determine whether or not he/she is maintaining SAP. This evaluation is not affected by whether or not aid was previously received or whether a student has changed programs. The Federal Student Aid program regulations make no provision for the concept of academic amnesty or grade forgiveness.

Doctor of Chiropractic and Undergraduate Program Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and Undergraduate (UG) students will be evaluated annually at the end of each spring quarter. Students in the Doctor of Chiropractic and Undergraduate programs are expected to complete at least 67% of all attempted hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. When students are evaluated and are not meeting SAP requirements, they will become ineligible for Federal and State financial aid. Students may regain federal and state eligibility by enrolling using their own resources or alternative funding sources until they have met a cumulative 2.0 GPA and completed 67 percent of their courses.

Master’s Program Master’s students (GR) will be evaluated at the end of each quarter. Students in the Graduate (GR) program are expected to complete at least 67 percent of all attempted hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Graduate students will be evaluated after their first (and subsequent) quarter in the program because of the short duration of the master’s program. Students not meeting SAP will be placed on financial aid warning for one quarter. If at the end of their warning quarter the students are not meeting SAP, they will become ineligible for federal aid. Students may regain federal eligibility by enrolling using their own resources or alternative funding sources until they have met a cumulative 3.0 GPA and completed 67 percent of their courses.

SAP is measured in three ways 1. Qualitative Standard (Grade Point Average - GPA) • The cumulative GPA provided by the Registrar’s Office, it is listed at the bottom of the student’s transcript. • DC and UG students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher. • GR students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher. 11


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2. Quantitative Standard • All students (UG, GR, DC) are expected to complete at least 67 percent of all courses attempted. • Attempted courses courses are defined as those for which one has registered and been charged in which grades of A, B, C, D, F, W, WF, I, P, SP, NP, WNP or IP are given. • Completed courses are defined as those in which grades of A, B, C, D (in some UG courses only) SP, or P are given. Example of meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements: • At the end of spring quarter 2011, Kevin Smith, an UG student, has attempted 45 credit hours. He has earned grades of “C” in all 45 hours. He has met the qualitative standard because his cumulative GPA is 2.00. He has successfully completed all of the courses he attempted. He has met the quantitative standard because his completion rate is 100 percent. Example of not meeting the SAP requirements: • At the end of spring quarter 2011, Susan Moore, a DC student, has attempted 95 credit hours and completed 70 of those 95 credits. Her cumulative GPA is a 1.90, she did not meet the qualitative standard since her GPA is below a 2.00. b. She met the quantitative standard because her completion rate is 73 percent. 3. Time-Frame All students (UG, GR, and DC) are expected to finish their degrees after having attempted coursework not to exceed 150 percent of their program requirements (measured in credit hours attempted). • UG: Students seeking an Associate degree may not receive financial aid after having attempted 147 credit hours. Students seeking a Bachelor’s degree may not receive financial aid after having attempted 282 credit hours. • GR: Students seeking a Master’s degree may not receive financial aid after having attempted 78 credit hours. • DC: Students seeking a Doctor of Chiropractic degree may not receive financial aid after having attempted 525 credit hours.

Warnings It is an academic policy of the University that DC students have a maximum of eight calendar years to complete their programs. Please be advised that, should DC students average less than 12 earned hours per quarter, they will be unable to complete the program in 8 calendar years. Full-time DC students are eligible to borrow no more than $224,000 in Federal Direct Loans. Please be advised that, should DC students average less than 19 earned hours per quarter while receiving the maximum Federal Direct Loans for all quarters, they will exhaust their Federal Direct Loan eligibility prior to completion of the program.

Appeals If there are extenuating circumstances beyond their control, students have the right to appeal their SAP determination. The appeal must be directly relatable to the academic period for which the student is being evaluated and cannot have been previously submitted for review. Appeals must be submitted in writing using the SAP appeal form obtained by speaking with the Financial Aid Counselor and MUST include supporting third party documentation. Appeals without supporting documentation will not be accepted. Students are required to submit a statement regarding why the student failed to make SAP, and what has changed in the student’s situation that would allow the student to demonstrate satisfactory academic progress at the next evaluation.

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Submitting an appeal does not guarantee approval and if the appeal is denied students will be responsible for paying the Institution any balance owed without Federal funds. The Financial Aid Appeals Committee (FAAC) will consider each appeal on its own merits and the decision of the FAAC committee is final. During the FAAC review, it will be determined if the student can or cannot meet SAP after the next quarter of enrollment. This will be done by looking at the student’s current transcript of completed classes and GPA for all quarters attended at Life University in the appropriate program. Any student who has their SAP decision successfully appealed and cannot meet SAP after the next quarter of enrollment will receive an Academic plan and be placed on Financial Aid probation. The Academic plan will be individualized and specific to each student in order to put the student on track to successful academic progress in no more than four quarters. If at any time during an Academic Plan students do not meet the terms of their plan, they will lose their federal aid and will not be eligible to appeal. If, when presented with the Academic plan, the student chooses not to accept it, the student will need to pay using other resources until meeting the minimum requirements for SAP. Students who choose not to appeal or have their appeal denied may regain their eligibility for financial aid by enrolling using their own resources or alternative non-federal funding and bringing their academic performance into compliance with this policy. Students who separate from the Institution without appealing when not meeting SAP lose their right to appeal the decision. If students return to the Institution and are not meeting SAP upon return, they will be responsible for using their own resources or using Private loans. Once the students are meeting SAP, they must self-identify to the Financial Aid Office and request to be reevaluated for Federal aid.

Financial Aid Probation A status assigned to a student who has successfully appealed and has had eligibility for aid reinstated. Probation can only be granted if the school determines the student should be able to meet the school’s SAP standards by the end of the subsequent quarter. A student on financial aid probation may receive Title IV funds for one quarter.

Financial Aid Warning (GR only) Is a status assigned to a student who fails to make satisfactory academic progress and has their academic progress evaluated at the end of each payment period, and chooses to allow students who fail its progress standards to continue to receive aid (At LIFE, this status only applies to graduate students, i.e. Master’s).

Obtaining a Second Degree at LIFE For SAP purposes, students who have earned one degree at LIFE and wish to work toward a second degree will start over again, just as if they were new students.

Transfer Courses For SAP purposes, transfer courses accepted as credit toward the Life University degree will be counted in the quantitative standard, but not the qualitative standard.

Suspension of Federal/State Aid Eligibility for Drug-Related Offenses A student who has been convicted of any offense under Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance is ineligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:

Possession of Illegal Drugs

Sale of Illegal Drugs

1st Offense

1 year from date of conviction

2 years from date of conviction

2nd Offense

2 years from date of conviction

Indefinite period

3rd Offense

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Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV aid. They do not count if the offense was not during such a period. A conviction that was reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record does not count, nor does one received when he/she was a juvenile, unless he/ she was tried as an adult. A student whose eligibility has been suspended can resume eligibility if at least one of the following has been met: • The student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program • The student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program • The conviction is reversed, set aside or removed from a student’s record For additional information regarding this policy, students may reference the Federal Student Handbook (2008-2009) Volume 1, 1-12 at www.ifap.ed.gov or contact The Office of Financial Aid.

STUDENT ACCOUNTING OFFICE Fees Listed in the Catalog Life University endeavors to maintain student costs of education at the lowest level without sacrificing quality. In order to provide the lowest student cost, other sources of income, such as contributions from interested chiropractors and friends of Chiropractic, are actively sought. Many generous persons have pledged support at a sacrificial level so that the University might open its doors to students from all walks of life. Although every attempt is made to bring applicable government programs of Financial Aid to the benefit of the students, Life University remains a private non-profit institution and receives no direct support from government funds. A listing of all fees is available in the University Catalog and the Academic Quarterly. The following policies apply to all students in all programs of study: The University and its various divisions and departments reserve the right to modify and change requirements, rules and fees. Such regulations shall go into effect without prior notice whenever deemed appropriate by the University. Fair and Equitable Refund Policy for Withdrawal from All Classes The process used to determine the student‘s informal/ unofficial withdrawal date. If a student fails to notify Life University that he or she has stopped attending classes, then Life University will determine the student‘s withdrawal date by routinely monitoring their attendance. This monitoring includes attendance records of instructors, “sitting” for exams, computer assisted instruction, counseling or academic advisement. In accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1992, Life University‘s “fair and equitable refund policy” is as follows: Life University will provide a refund applicable to the federal withdrawal refund calculation, if the student has withdrawn on or before the 60 percent point of the quarter. If a student withdraws after the 60 percent point of the quarter, no refund is applicable. For students enrolled in the full quarter, 11-week classes after 60 percent point of quarter is the 46th day (Thursday of the Week 7). For students enrolled in the 5-week accelerated class after 60% of quarter is the 23rd day (Tuesday of the Week 4 – 1st 5 weeks and Thursday of the Week 9 – 2nd 5 weeks). For Graduate students enrolled in the Summer quarter – 6 week classes after 60 percent point of quarter is the 25th day (Thursday of Week 4) Life University will provide a copy of the refund calculation to the student upon request at the student accounting office.

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Refund Withdraw Policy Refunds will be made to the source for any student who receives any form of financial aid and totally withdraws, in descending order, and in proportion to the amount paid toward tuition as described below: 1. Stafford/Unsub 2. Stafford/Sub 3. Perkins 4. PLUS 5. Pell 6. SEOG 7. Other Federal Aid 8. Georgia Student Incentive Grant 9. Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant 10. Other Financial Aid 11. Student No refund of tuition or fees is made when a student is dismissed, suspended or expelled. Students who plan to take off one or more quarters should notify the Registrar‘s Office in writing. If financial aid in any form is received, the refund will be returned to the source of that funding in proportion to the amount paid toward tuition. The University and its various divisions and departments reserve the right to modify and change requirements, rules and fees without prior notice.

Payment Policy All tuition and fees are due and payable upon registration, but not later than the end of the second week of classes each quarter. If awarded financial aid falls short of total charges for the quarter, the student is responsible to pay the difference. The financial aid eligible student may wish to contact the Financial Aid Office to determine the possibility of receiving additional financial aid. Failure to pay all charges due on a student‘s account will restrict their ability to register for future quarters, receive (order/ send) official transcripts and diplomas or be graduated. If full tuition and fee payments are not made, the student will be disenrolled. This will result in the student not being eligible to continue to participate in classes and/or the clinic in the disenrolled quarter. Also, the student will be assessed a 25% dis-enrollment charge based upon the remaining unpaid tuition incurred in the disenrolled quarter.

Unpaid Balances Any open balances owed to Life University will prevent transcripts from being released. You will also be blocked from registration. If you leave Life University with unpaid debts, you will be referred for collection activities. You will be liable for all applicable collection agency fees, attorney fees and interest charges for the collection of the balance.

Direct Deposit (MANDATORY) Life University has officially moved to a MANDATORY DIRECT DEPOSIT policy for the disbursement of student living expense funds. Financial Aid refund checks will no longer be available for pick-up in Student Accounts. For those students who have not signed up for direct deposit, please do so immediately. If you have any questions, please contact us at (770) 426-2626. 15


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Bad Check Policy Any check returned to Life University due to insufficient funds, payment stopped or a closed account, may result in disciplinary action against the student, including possible disenrollment. The issuance of a check that is returned may constitute deposit account fraud under Georgia law, which is either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the circumstances. Punishment for a misdemeanor conviction may include a fine ranging from $100 to $1,000 and imprisonment for a period not to exceed twelve months. Punishment for a felony may include a fine of $1,000 and imprisonment for a period of one to five years. The issuer of a returned check is subject to a service charge of $50 or 5 percent of the face amount of the check, whichever is greater (Maximum charge is $50.00). Under Georgia law, the University also has the right to file a civil suit against the maker of a returned check for two times the amount of the check not to exceed $500. A second offense may subject the offender to disenrollment from the University.

Tuition for Part-Time Students For D.C. and Undergraduate Students: Financially, a part-time student is defined as anyone carrying a quarter load of between 6 and 11 hours. Tuition for part-time D.C. students is $329.00 per credit hour, for Undergraduate students tuition is $218.00 per credit hour and/or $327.00 for online credit hour. As with full-time tuition, the administration of the University reserves the right to alter tuition fees at any time. D.C. and undergraduate students are considered to be less than half time if they are enrolled for fewer than 6 credit hours per quarter. For Master‘s Students: A part-time load is defined as a quarter load of between 5 and 8 hours. Tuition for part-time students is $248.00 per credit hour and $327.00 for online credit hour. Master’s students are considered to be less than half time if they are enrolled in fewer than 4 credit hours per quarter.

REGISTRAR Transcript Requests To request an official transcript, please download a Transcript Request form from the Life University website. Once you have completed the form, you can mail, fax or scan it to us from your Life University email account. Please note: Transcript Request forms that are not signed cannot be processed. Payment must be made in full before the transcript will be released. Each transcript is $5.00. If you are enrolled in more than one program, you will need to pay the transcript fee for each program. Mail your request to: Office of the Registrar Life University 1269 Barclay Circle Marietta, GA 30060 Be sure to include your check or money order ($5.00 per transcript). Fax Requests: Office of the Registrar 770-426-2872 Email Requests (scanned transcript request forms): Dimple.Patel@LIFE.edu We require your credit card number and expiration date with your payment method (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) for your faxed or emailed request. Note: Your transcript cannot be released if you have a financial obligation to the school. Please contact the Office of Student Accounts at 770-426-2626 to resolve any financial matters before making your request. If we notify you that we 16


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cannot process your request due to a financial obligation to the school, you are responsible for: • Payment of your financial obligation. • 2) Notifying the Registrar’s office once you have satisfied your financial obligation.

ALUMNI RELATIONS Mission Statement To support Life University while empowering and enriching the lives of its students, alumni and friends worldwide.

Vision Statement To serve Life University and its students, alumni and friends by bridging a mutual connection and level of engagement for the betterment of all – To Give, To Do, To Love, To Serve – Out of a Sense of Abundance.

Department of Alumni Relations Mary Ellen Leffard, alumni relations manager, and Kelsey Donaldson, alumni relations coordinator, work closely with students to provide opportunities for them to connect with alumni and friends of the University.

Alumni Association Alumni are an invaluable resource for Life University. Realizing this, the first organizational meeting of the International Alumni Association of Life University was held on July 22, 1981 during the Life University 4th Annual Homecoming. The Alumni Association is an organization of graduates who foster a continuing relationship with Life University. Members of the Alumni Association play a vital role in the support and advancement of Life University through their service, participation in Life University programs, financial contributions and by acting as “ambassadors” for the University in their own communities. State Representatives are a great first way to get engaged after graduation. State Reps help us build a core of engaged alumni and friends in their area by distributing information about LIFE.

Service to our Students We’re not just for alumni! The Alumni Relations Department also disperses three scholarships each year –undergraduate, masters and chiropractic. The Department also offers a mentorship program for students through the State Networking Association on campus. Please email Alumni@LIFE.edu for more information.

Membership You are automatically a member when you graduate. Membership is free to all LIFE graduates.

Benefits for Alumni As an alumnus and member of the alumni association, you are entitled to all the benefits provided, including: (Please visit Alumni.LIFE.edu) • • • • • • •

Online Public Directory- which will enable you to market your practice and get new patients Online Alumni Directory – which will allow you to connect to your classmates Facebook Page – connects you to LIFE as well as your classmates Facebook.com/LifeAlumniandFriends LinkedIn – professional social media site Alumni.LIFE.edu/AlumniNetwork Instagram is a great way to stay in touch-LifeUniversityAlumni Continuing education opportunities are also available. Additionally, you will receive alumni and campus publications such as the bi-weekly alumni e-newsletter and our alumni magazine, Your Extraordinary LIFE. • Discounts offered to alumni include lower rates on car rentals with Hertz and discounted auto insurance provided by GEICO. 17


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Student Benefits to Participating in Their State Clubs LIFE currently has partnerships with the state chiropractic associations of Georgia, New York, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia. There are student clubs on campus for each of these states. The state partnerships provide students who attend club meetings on a regular basis with the following benefits: Scholarships: First quarter students will have the opportunity to apply for a partnership from their home (participating) state. Application for the $7,500 scholarship is only available during first quarter and is paid out evenly second through twelfth quarters. To keep this scholarship, students must attend their respective state club’s meetings, be a member of Student LIFEforce, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be in communication with their state mentor quarterly. Speakers: Students attending club meetings will enjoy speakers from the state association. Speaker topics may be requested ahead of time, and speakers will likely bring their own topics as well. All speakers’ expenses are paid by the speaker, by the state association for by the Development or Alumni Relations Departments. Clubs may choose to cover the cost of food and beverage at their meetings. Mentors: Students may choose one or more chiropractors to be their mentor. The mentor must be a member of the participating state’s partnership group as follows: • Ohio = Buckeyes for LIFE • North Carolina = Tar Heels for LIFE • Virginia = Unified with LIFE • New York = Name TBD • Georgia = Name TBD At each club meeting, the list of mentors will be distributed for students to choose. Students may change mentors at any time, and are expected to initiate the relationship. PEAK support: Some of the state association partners will provide students, through LIFE, an award of up to $500 for students that PEAK in the partner state. Postgraduate Assistance. When a state club student graduates, they will receive from LIFE a special discount rate through ScripHessco to purchase equipment and supplies to get started in their chiropractic career. The offer is good for one year following graduation. For new graduates who become licensed in a partner state, a Nuts and Bolts “getting started” seminar will be offered by the state association and/or LIFE. Some of the participating state partners will provide up to a $500 award for new graduates that become licensed in one of the participating states and upon joining the partner association.

DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS The purpose of Life U Athletics is to enhance the overall student experience by creating opportunities for physical and social development, in addition to the pursuit of academic success. Life U Athletics provides a variety of intercollegiate sporting opportunities for student-athletes in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), USA Wrestling and USA Rugby.

Intercollegiate Sports Life University has a proud tradition of excellence in a variety of intercollegiate sports. Currently, Life U has 12 teams competing in undergraduate, intercollegiate, athletics with seven being female sports and five being male sports. Three additional sports, Women’s and Men’s Basketball and Women’s Soccer, will be added for the fall of 2016. Male Sports • Basketball • Swimming • Bowling • Wrestling • Rugby

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Mid-South Conference In 2014, Life University officially joined the Mid-South Conference (MSC). The MSC is a conference steeped in tradition and is comprised of like-minded institutions that share the same core values and vision for intercollegiate athletics. the NAIA. From 1998-2001, Life University won two national championships and never finished worse than third. Both indoor and outdoor track are competing.

Club and Intramural Sports In addition to intercollegiate sports, students can participate in teams at the club and intramural levels. Club sports and Intramurals are under the direction of Student Services.

Facilities Life U boasts sporting facilities unheard of in a university of our size. We have two gymnasiums that feature full-court floating floors, and the main gym accommodates 2,200 fans. The main gym, also known as “The Eagles’ Nest,” houses the Life University basketball games and wrestling matches. The gym features state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment and is also the location for Life University’s graduations and assemblies. Just outside the main gym is an athletic weight room built specifically for our intercollegiate and elite-performance athletes. The gym is a 2,000 square-foot facility that features Olympic platforms, Woodway Force treadmills and more than 1,000 pounds of weights. Elsewhere on campus, Life U boasts two rugby fields, two newly resurfaced tennis courts and a sand volleyball court. The fields are gaining nationwide exposure for their use in major sporting events hosted by Life University, including the Rugby Super League National Championship, collegiate rugby playoffs and high school summer camps. Our impressive track and field facilities served as a practice track during the 1996 Olympics. The venue offers stadium seating, locker rooms, concession stands and an 8,000 square-foot field house. Life U hosted the NAIA Track and Field National Championships in the late 1990s. Athletic facilities are open to students on a daily basis. Life U also offers more than three miles of trails that wind through the wooded area of campus and connect two of Marietta’s parks and Life University’s own historic 19th Century Village.

BOOKSTORE The Life University Bookstore is located in the Socrates Café in the College of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies building The bookstore has new and used textbooks, school supplies, diagnostic equipment and clothing for sale.

Hours The bookstore is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The bookstore is closed Saturdays and Sundays. Holidays, summer hours, and extended hours at the start of each term will be posted.

Payment Payment for merchandise can be made with cash, check, MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. Personal checks may be written for the amount of purchase within these criteria: 1. Contain address, telephone number, student I.D. and driver’s license number; 2. Payable to Life University bookstore; and 3. 2-party checks when written by parent or guardian. Please note: Banks charge a significant penalty on all returned checks, which the bookstore passes on. Use care to ensure that your check is covered. Our bookstore welcomes special orders for books. With a small deposit, it can order any U.S. book in print.

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Renting Textbooks You must have a driver’s license and a credit card to rent any textbooks. You can pay for your rental by cash, check or credit card but you will need to have a valid credit card on file. When you rent a textbook, you have until the end of the quarter to return them. If not returned to the bookstore by the return date, your credit card on file will be charged.

Refund Policy Refunds are given to bookstore customers with sales receipts, consistent with the following: Textbooks may be returned for full credit if the book is: 1. accompanied by a sales receipt; 2. unmarked, if purchased new; 3. returned within specified time; 4. picture I.D. is required. Regular term textbooks may be returned for full credit up to seven calendar days from the opening day of class. After the first week of classes, you have 24 hours from the time of purchase to return a textbook. There are no refunds for textbooks purchased during the last week of classes or during examination periods. General books (non-textbooks), supplies, and gift items may be returned for full credit within seven calendar days when sales receipt accompanies the item which is in new and salable condition. As is common in most bookstores, the following are non-returnable: 1. Magazines, newspapers, periodicals, study guides, outlines, examination booklets and programmed materials; 2. Undergarments, swimwear, socks, hats, custom imprinted items, special order and sale merchandise; 3. Opened packages of merchandise; 4. Lab coats, exam gowns, and clinic jackets No refunds only exchanges.

Used Books Debit cards are issued out for used textbooks throughout the year. Prices paid depend on future class use at the institution and bookstore inventory levels. Up to 50 percent is paid on all textbook editions, which have been adopted for the next term (as long as the demand equals or exceeds the supply). Textbooks should be sold as soon after the last class as possible for maximum value. This is when inventories will be most depleted and the need is the greatest. The average life of a textbook is about three years. As an additional bookstore service, non-adopted textbooks that are current editions and in good condition will be purchased at the current market value based upon a national university textbook market guide. The bookstore will buy back students’ books at any time during the year whether they are used on this campus or not. Policies are subject to change without notice.

SOCRATES CAFÉ AND PLATO II GO Socrates Café is a gathering place for all members of the LIFE community. Located at the Eastern end of the College of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies, the Café opens up to an inviting outdoor patio area with shaded seating areas near fountains, a fire pit and soothing streams. The indoor seating areas are comfortable, with ‘smart’ booths and flat screens, high ceilings, natural lighting and the ability to use the HUGE screen for live or rebroadcasted events like the LIFE rugby and basketball team games. Menus in the Cafe are seasonal, regional, with items freshly-made, featuring “clean label” ingredients and sourcing from local and regional organic farmers and vendors as much as possible. Entrees, soups and sauces are prepared by hand, ‘from scratch’ in the Café kitchen. Most- requested items, such as breakfast eggs are cage-free; chicken breasts and burgers are without hormones 20


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or antibiotics. Pizzas are a Café specialty – fresh with creative toppings. Each week the menus change, highlighting guest and chef favorites, seasonal specials and accommodating many preferences: dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, locally grown, vegan, vegetarian, wild-caught, organic and sustainable. The Café is about choice, quality, service excellence and … good, clean food. The Cafe was constructed to a LEED Gold Standard, according to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System, a third-party certification program used by architects, engineers, interior designers, construction managers and other officials to effectively build according to environmental sustainability. This means that in all facets of the project from planning, development and construction, the environment was a top priority. For a snack and great coffee, Plato II Go operates as a Starbuck’s location and has extended hours when the Socrates Café has closed. Seating areas are available for study into the wee hours every night. Send comments about the Café or Plato to Cafe@LIFE.edu.

CAREER SERVICES The Office of Career Services provides resources to all students and alumni of Life University. Resources and services provided to undergraduate students include assistance with selecting a major and career options, gaining experience through internship and volunteer opportunities and developing post-graduation plans. Through individual appointments workshops and other resources, the Director of Career Services assists students with formulating career goals and the plans to achieve those goals. Workshops and individual appointments related to resume writing, cover letters, job search strategies and interview skills are available. Life University students may participate in University sponsored career fairs as well as Atlanta area career and networking events. Students in the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies are encouraged to participate in the GACE (Georgia Association of Colleges and Employers) Statewide Career Fair each April and the Georgia Careers Consortium Career Opportunities Fair held in November of each year. Students in the College of Chiropractic are encouraged to visit with Doctors of Chiropractic when they visit the campus to recruit for their practices in events hosted by the Office of Career Services. All Life University students and alumni have access to a password-protected site, Careers4Life, where they may find a variety of job openings and practice opportunities as well as internship and part-time job listings. Students in each college are encouraged to register to use Careers4Life, as it a valuable tool for locating opportunities and is a way in which we communicate scheduled workshops and career related events. The Office of Career Services is located in the Office of Student Services in the Center for Athletics and Sport Health Science (SHS). Individual appointments may be arranged by calling the Director of Career Services at 770-426-2767 or via email at SDudt@LIFE.edu.

CAMPUS COMMUNICATION Bulletin Boards All bulletin boards in classrooms are for approved items only. Items may not be posted on these bulletin boards without the approval of the Office of Student Services or the host University department. Posting or distributing non-approved material on campus is a violation of the policies of Life University and will be dealt with by the Director of Student Conduct. All bulletin boards located throughout the campus that have been labeled for a specific use, such as the clinic bulletin board, various student club bulletin boards, etc., are to be used for the designated purpose only. Presently, bulletin boards for general student use are located in the vending areas of the Center for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies and the Center for Chiropractic Education. All announcements concerning seminars, local lectures and private advertising must be reviewed and approved by the Office of Student Services or the host University department. Only 21


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approved notices may be posted as directed. Laboratory bulletin boards are to be used by the laboratory instructors only.

LIFE News & Events, Fac/Staff News & Events and Daily LIFE Wire Policy LIFE News & Events and FacStaff News & Events promote selected LIFE announcements and events. The online versions of these announcements and events will be posted within 24 hours of approval and submission to the Marketing Department. The email versions which provide the featured story and other highlighted announcements/dates are sent out Monday morning (or Tuesday if there is an observed Monday holiday). The online versions of LIFE’s News and Events can be found at www.LIFE.edu/news and www.LIFE.edu/events. LIFE.edu and is updated daily. Please Note: LIFE News & Events is only sent out when students are on campus during regular school weeks. Daily LIFE Wires are official Life University emails that are sent out as needed and only contain information that requires immediate attention. These bulletins are sent out only to the specific group(s) who need to be notified. In other words, students don’t receive Daily LIFE Wires intended solely for faculty, for example. Life University takes steps to ensure that you are not overrun with messages from us. Your student email address is oftentimes the only way we can convey important messages to you. It is advisable that you check your student email frequently and that you read your LIFE News & Events newsletters and Daily LIFE Wires as they come out. If you have a message or announcement for LIFE News & Events, information can be submitted to LIFENews@LIFE.edu. Please contact the Marketing Department with any questions at (678) 331-4342.

Student Business Card Orders The Marek Group is the company students may use to print business cards. Their website is open for students to make online orders at http://www.marekemc.com/lifeu/Login.aspx?SuccessUrl=%2flifeu%2fUserEditFormFilling.aspx. To order the business cards, you will need to create a student profile. The required information needed on the cards includes; the name of the student, school address: CC-HOP: 1269 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060 or C-HOP: 1415 Barclay Circle, Marietta, GA 30060, student email address (student.LIFE.edu) and a phone number. Once the information has been entered into the template, click on PDF PREVIEW, print out your proof and verify that all information is correct. The cost to students will be $31.50 per box of 500 business cards. Once delivered, you will receive an email from Mail Services. Once you receive the email, you may pick up your cards from the Purchasing Department (down the hallway between Socrates Café and the Bookstore) in the Center for Graduate and Undergraduate Studies (CUS). If students have questions about their orders, they may contact Jennifer Cherof in the Marketing Department (Jennifer. Cherof@LIFE.edu).

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• Participation in official University activities and sports • Dates of attendance at University • Degrees, honors and awards received • The most recently attended educational institution • Email address Prior consent of the student is not required for disclosure of directory information. Students names and their Life University e-mail address are listed on the Life University website, which is updated periodically. Students who wish to be omitted from the directory or any other student publication must inform the Registrar’s Office in writing. This may be accomplished via the Student Advocacy Desk.

Student Email Life University, recognizing the increasing need for electronic communication, has established email as an official means of communication with students. An official Life University email address is required for all students. The University has the right to send official communications to the University email address, which is in the format of username@student.LIFE.edu. The University expects that every student will receive e-mails at his/her Life University email address and will read emails on a frequent and consistent basis. A student’s failure to receive and read University communications in a timely manner does not absolve that student from knowing and complying with the content of such communications. The effective date of this policy is July 11, 2005. If you have questions regarding technology, please go to http://itsupport.life.edu to obtain a current copy of the Student Information Technology Guide.

Student Messages Life University is not responsible for delivering messages to students. The Office of Student Services will make every attempt to deliver emergency messages while upholding FERPA, HIPAA and ADA guidelines.

U.S. Mail Postage for domestic and international letters, as well as domestic packages, can be purchased from the postal kiosk located in the main lobby within the Center for Graduate and Studies (CUS). Outgoing mail with postage can then be placed in the kiosk dropbox or in the blue USPS mailbox located on the plaza between CUS and the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Students should refrain from using 1269 Barclay Circle as their return address unless it is for official school business (i.e. transcripts, medical records, etc). In the case of personal mail arriving for students, the correspondence will be entered into our tracking system, and an email notification will be sent to your @student.LIFE.edu email address for instructions on pick up. After 30 days, the mail may be returned to sender. Postage stamp books are sold in the Wells Fargo ATM machine located outside the Enrollment Events office in the LRC. There is a surcharge placed on this item by Wells Fargo.

CAMPUS SAFETY The safety of every member of the Life University community is our top priority. Life University maintains a well-staffed Campus Safety Department consisting of trained security officers. Our highly motivated and trained staff works diligently to ensure that you are safe and secure. • EMERGENCY ON CAMPUS: Dial (770) 426-2911 • NON-EMERGENCY: Dial (770) 426-2681 • WEATHER HOTLINE: (770) 426-2815 23


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• Life University Campus Safety is located in MOD 2 behind the Library Campus Safety is charged with responding to all types of emergency and non-emergency events, as well as enforcing University parking regulations. The campus is patrolled 24/7/365, and we work with local emergency response agencies such as Marietta Police Department, Cobb County Sheriff and Marietta Fire Department. A Life University Campus Safety Department official can be reached 24 hours per day, seven days per week in the event of an emergency, by dialing x2911 from a University phone or (770) 426-2911 from a cell phone or off-campus landline. It is a good idea to store the Campus Safety emergency phone number on speed dials in your cell phone so that you can reach an officer quickly and easily. In non-emergencies, please call (770) 426-2681 to speak to a Campus Safety representative. For your safety, there are also emergency call boxes located in various key areas on campus. Emergency call boxes are identified by blue poles and lights, which are illuminated at night, and can be used to immediately contact the Campus Safety. Life University complies with federal and state laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, citizenship or veteran status. This may require the Department to notify the Office of Student Services and local Police Departments of violations of law that also violate University policy or codes of conduct and vice versa.

Safety Overview When a campus emergency occurs, contact Campus Safety by dialing “2911” on any campus phone or 770.426.2911. This line is answered seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The Campus Safety Department will respond to all emergencies and non-emergency incidents on campus and take appropriate action. If the situation requires you to call 911 to get a response from the Fire Department, Ambulance or Police, then do so. Then, call 770.426.2911 to notify Campus Safety, so we can assist on getting the 911 response to the appropriate area quickly. Procedures for Reporting Criminal Actions and other Emergencies on Campus The Campus Safety Department monitors activities on campus 24 hours a day. Students and employees with concerns over criminal actions on campus can contact the Campus Safety Department at 770.426.2911. Reports can be made with any department representative. We openly solicit the observations and concerns of our students, staff and all visitors when suspicious or criminal activity is observed on campus. The Campus Safety Department believes that with greater awareness, we can help each person be better prepared to protect themselves and others from crime. The Department also works closely with other local law enforcement agencies to obtain and monitor criminal reports made to them. Life University complies with federal and state lawn and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, citizenship or veteran status. This may require the Department to notify the Office of Student Services of violations of law that also violate University policy or codes of conduct and vice versa. 24 Hour Emergency Assistance The safety and well-being of our community members is our first priority at LIFE. A Life University Campus Safety Department official can be reached 24 hours per day, seven days per week in the event of an emergency, by dialing x2911 from a University phone or 770.426.2911 from a cell phone or off-campus landline. It is a good idea to store the Campus Safety emergency phone number on speed dial in your cell phone, so that you can reach an officer quickly and easily. In non-emergencies, please call 770.426.2681 to speak to a Campus Safety representative. For your safety, there are also emergency call boxes located in various key areas on campus. Emergency call boxes are identified by blue poles, which are illuminated at night, and can be used to immediately contact the Campus Safety. 24


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General Safety Information Security Procedures and Access to Campus Facilities The Campus Safety Department monitors all access to campus facilities. The campus is regularly patrolled, and facilities are locked and unlocked at appropriate times. All users of the University facilities are encouraged to express safety concerns they have while on campus by contacting the Campus Safety Department. Remember to have your University ID on you at all times, especially if you need assistance to get into a secured building or space. Campus Safety Watch Program Keeping Life University safe takes a community effort. The Campus Safety Watch Program supports this effort by uniting our Life University Campus Safety Department, local law enforcement and safety agencies, and the LIFE community in an active partnership to prevent and reduce crime on the campus of Life University. Campus Safety Watch also sponsors routine programs such as Self Defense Classes. Look for information in LIFE News or stop by Campus Safety to find out dates and times for these events. Campus Safety Watch reminds everyone to maintain awareness of his or her surroundings when on Campus and to notify Campus Safety if anything appears to be abnormal. Alcohol Policy The legal drinking age in Georgia is 21. It is unlawful to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages on this campus under the legal age. It is unlawful to misrepresent age or provide identification to someone else who is under the legal drinking age. Life University Campus Safety enforces all laws pertaining to the serving of alcohol in any manner that induces a person to consume alcohol by contest or challenge. The Life University Campus Safety Department strongly supports state DUI laws, as defined in Georgia Code 40-6-391, and will partner with local law enforcement agencies to ensure the safety of the LIFE community and adjacent residents and businesses. The Life University Student Handbook defines the rules applied to alcohol service on campus with regard to license holders and locations. All rules and regulations pertaining to alcohol are enforced by the Life University Campus Safety Department and or the Office of Student Conduct. Firearms and Weapons Firearms and weapons are not permitted on the campus at any time with the exception of duly authorized state and federal certified law enforcement officers. Any law enforcement officer visiting the campus or attending classes must register with the Campus Safety Department prior to proceeding to their desired location. Offenses involving firearms and weapons will be handled through criminal procedures and/or by the Conduct Review Board or the Executive Director of Student Services. Soliciting Policy Soliciting for any type of goods by any individual anywhere on campus is strictly prohibited. Outside agents are not permitted to solicit on Campus. “Solicitation� is interpreted to refer to any door to door residential solicitation of employees or students at their places of work, in study areas, Library or other areas on Campus, including the placing of flyers on vehicle windshields, posting flyers on or in any buildings or the use of donation receptacles. The only exception to on-campus soliciting is fundraising projects by approved oncampus organizations and sales activities permitted by a contractual agreement approved by the President, Executive Vice President for Finance, Vice President of Advancement or the Vice President of Student Services. Life University Student Organizations must have all fundraising activities approved by the Office of Student Services. The practice of an individual selling items on campus and donating a percentage of the profits to the club in return for their sponsorship is not allowable. The club or organization must do the selling itself with all the profits going to the club or organization. Any unauthorized solicitors should be reported immediately to Campus Safety. 25


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Lost and Found The Campus Safety Department will maintain lost and found items for a minimum of 60 days from the date an item was received by our office. Once the item is recorded, the item will be listed with other items until it is purged. The list of items will be available during the regular office hours between 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, except Holidays and school closings. Jump Start Service Jump start service for vehicles with dead batteries. Campus Safety can only use the Jump Box to start vehicles. Campus Safety cannot use a Patrol Vehicle to directly jump start any vehicle due to liability concerns. Campus Safety Officers are not trained mechanics, so if the vehicle needs assistance beyond the capabilities of the Jump Box, an outside service provider or roadside assistance will need to be called. Sex Offender Registry The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), in accordance with federal, state and local codes, is required to act as the repository for registration information concerning those persons convicted of a sex crime who reside within the state of Georgia. Information may be obtained on individuals who are registered as sex offenders by visiting: Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry. gbi.georgia.gov/Georgia-sex-offender-registry

Emergency Action Plan Life University is committed to protecting the health and safety of all students, staff, faculty and visitors at all times. In conjunction with this commitment is the inherent responsibility for preventing or minimizing any danger to life and/ or property resulting from the effects of an emergency. When an emergency occurs, an immediate organized response by University personnel is activated. The Life University Emergency Action Plan (EAP) established the framework within which the University will provide this response. The purpose of this EAP is to define procedures for responding to specific types of emergencies on the LIFE campus. In the event of a rapidly unfolding campus emergency, Life University has adopted an Emergency Action Plan (EAP), which is available by clicking the link below. The EAP uses a multi-pronged approach to alert all students, faculty and staff of the situation and to advise them on what to do. Notification is supported by Alertus (TM) beacons inside all buildings, SMS text messaging and website posting. Additional information may be communicated via mass email and voicemail, depending on the type of situation. In order to receive emergency notification by SMS text messaging, which is highly recommended, you must register to receive it. To register for this emergency notification, click here.

Crime Prevention Life University Campus Safety Department aims to inform students, employees and visitors of unsafe practices which may contribute to the opportunity for a crime to occur. These can include theft of property, alcohol or drug abuse, rape, other sexual offenses, stalking and domestic violence. By doing so, students, employees and visitors should be aware of unsafe practices and exercise due caution in preparing themselves to avoid becoming a victim of any crime. Jeane Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act In 1990, the U.S. Congress enacted the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (Title II of Public Law 101-542), which amended the higher education Act of 1965 (HEA). This Act requires all post-secondary institutions participating in the Title IV student financial aid programs to disclose campus crime statistics and other security information. 1998 Amendments renamed the law: The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Crime Statistics Act. In compliance with this act, annual statistics of criminal activity occurring on campus are available on the Life University website, here. 26


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We publish and make available the yearly Campus Security Report, which summarizes incidents on campus. The contents of the “Student Right to Know” information pamphlet are available to all students and employees, as well as prospective students from the Campus Safety Department; it is also posted on the University website. The report lists each type incident and frequency. For incidents of concern that occur between the yearly printings of the report, we post interim information in the student publications on campus and post information flyers throughout the campus that inform the students of the incident. Crime prevention is also accomplished by greeting each new group of students during their orientation each quarter. At this time, the students are told of the importance of reporting all incidents that they are involved in. At this meeting, any current areas of concern are explained to them and information is given to them on prevention. The Campus Safety Department also highlights any topic of concern on a quarterly basis. All appropriate offenses are referred out to the local municipal police department for assistance, when needed. In all cases, the University administration is notified of the accused offenses. The procedures for institutional sanctions are defined in the Student Handbook.

Parking Visitor Parking/Temporary Parking Permits All visitors to the Life University campus are required to come to the Campus Safety Department upon their arrival to campus. The Campus Safety Department is located in MOD 2 behind the Learning Resources Center (LRC). Click here for Campus Map. Additionally, any unregistered car on campus (one that does not have a current Life University parking decal) will need to obtain a temporary pass. Temporary parking passes must be displayed on the front dash of the vehicle at all times and must be returned. If you have a scheduled appointment with a faculty or staff member, you can obtain a visitor’s parking pass ahead of time directly from the person you are visiting. This temporary visitor’s parking pass will be sent to you via email as a PDF document containing the specific date and time you will be on campus. You will need to print this pass out and display it clearly on your dashboard when you are on campus. If you have any questions, please contact the Campus Safety Department at 770.426.2681.

Life University Vehicle Registration Process All vehicles on Life University property are required to be registered and display a parking decal or temporary permit in accordance with listed guidelines. The decals or permits can be obtained at the Campus Safety Department office located at Mod 2, Monday through Friday between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., excluding holidays and other school closing days. Life University provides parking for vehicles that display a valid parking decal, which must be affixed as prescribed. A valid parking decal should be affixed on the lower left side of the rear window on the outside of the vehicle or on the stationary portion of the fork on motorcycles. Valid temporary decals must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle with identification information being clearly visible to the outside. Convertibles or cars with louvers may place the decal on the outside on the front windshield in a place not to block your vision while driving. Note: Decals must be affixed by Friday of the first week of class for new students. Decals are issued at the Campus Safety Department. In some cases, a special designation/marking (e.g. car pools, student council officers, student ambassadors and medical waivers) may be issued to authorized persons. Only one special designation/marking will be issued for each authorized person. The type of designation will be determined by the Campus Safety Department. The following information is required: • Valid Driver’s License • Valid Vehicle Registration • Life University ID 27


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Parking and Decals Students during restricted parking hours must park only in areas designated for student parking as indicated below and must have active decals. PARKING IS RESTRICTED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY (EXCEPT HOLIDAYS AND SCHOOL BREAKS) 6:00AM-5:00PM. All other times the lots are open parking except for those spaces specifically reserved or blocked off. Failure to comply will result in fines. Parking Lots are designated as follows: • Faculty and Staff must have a Staff/Faculty Running Eagle decal or hanger and must park in White Lots or the overflow parking lot. • LIFE Village Retreat Residents must have a Red decal and must park in their assigned reserved space in the parking deck only during restricted hours. • Commons Residents must have an Orange decal and must park in the reserved spaces in the Commons parking lot only during restricted hours. • Students not residing in the Village Retreat or Commons must have a Green Decal and must park in the designated lots with yellow parking lines, overflow lots or non-reserved Red or Orange parking lots. • Patients and Faculty/Staff parking at the C-HOP parking lot must park in the designated spaces within the lot. Students are not allowed to park in the C-HOP parking areas. • The Overflow Parking Lot is located across the street from the Human Resources Department (1085 Barclay Circle). This lot is open to students, faculty/staff and visitors. • Red Carpool Hanger must be displayed and two or more people exiting the vehicle at the time it is parked in a Carpool Space. Carpool passes can be obtained at the Campus Safety Office. Both people must be present at the time the carpool pass is issued. • Blue Decals are designated for off-site parking, which is at the Harry’s Farmers Market off of Roswell Road. Security and Shuttle service is provided. This parking may also used by staff/faculty/students for overflow.

Accessible Parking Life University honors valid disability placards and plates from all states. It is our policy to ticket and impound vehicles occupying handicap-parking spaces without displaying the proper placard or plate; the fine is $100.00. Life University adheres to the requirements for disability parking set forth in the Georgia Code Section 40-6-222. The student must also obtain the proper color decal, which must be affixed to the vehicle in accordance with guidelines. The valid state issued decal/placard and/or plate must be registered with the Campus Safety Department. Note: The decal/placard and/or plate are issued to the person and not the vehicle; therefore, the person using the decal/placard and/or plate must be the same person to whom the decal/placard or plate was issued.

Other Parking Passes All drivers of vehicles wishing to park on campus must have a pass issued by a department that they are visiting, or they must come to the Campus Safety Department located in Mod 2 to obtain a temporary pass for any of the following reasons. • Driving an unregistered car on campus (Does not have a current University decal). • Spouse, girl/boyfriend, acquaintance or patient drives a student owned car on campus, (Failure to obtain a pass may subject the car to being towed). Student Spouse passes are available for the current quarter and maybe used in student parking only. • Visitors: The permit should be displayed on the front dash of the vehicle at all times while on Life University property. • Injury Passes: Documentation and an Injury Pass Application are needed in order to obtain an Injury Pass from Campus Safety. The pass allows a person to park in the closest available non-reserve space available in any lot. This pass does not allow anyone to use Handicap Parking. Handicap Parking is by State issue permit only.

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Loading and Unloading Zones Any unattended vehicles in a Loading/Unloading zone will be subject to being towed unless: • Their flashers are on. • The Vehicle is not there for more than 10 minutes. • Or the Vehicle is attended by someone who has access to the keys and is legal to operate the vehicle in case of emergency.

Violations All Life University parking lots have colored signs and/or markings authorizing particular vehicles to park in their designated lot and/or space. Please check these signs for any restrictions, which may apply before parking.

Parking and Decal Violations and Fines Parking in an unauthorized lot, non-designated area or any decal violation shall result in a three step process: Ticket, Ticket, Tow, which will not have an appeal process. Fire zone violations will result in immediate tow. • Illegal Parking (first offense) – $35 • Illegal Parking (second offense) – $50 • Illegal Parking (third offense) – $100 fine and vehicle is towed, Decal changed to Blue which restricts the vehicle AND the driver to Off-Site Parking. • Parking in a Handicap Space – State Imposed Fine • Parking in Unmarked or Unauthorized area – $35, $50, $100 • Parking in Fire Zone – $100 • No Decal – $35, $50, $100 • Expired Decal – $35 • Improper Decal Display – $25 • Altered/Forged/Stolen Decal – $50, plus referral to student conduct hearing • Parking in a Reserved Space - $35, $50, $100 ALONG WITH IMMEDIATE TOW FOR FIRST OFFENSE. • Carpool Parking without a Carpool Hanger or not having two or more people in vehicle at the time parked. - $35, $50, $100

Moving Violations and Fines All Life University Campus Safety Department employees are authorized to write and issue tickets for moving violations on University forms, but only Police Officers can write and issue citations for State of Georgia violations. University tickets will be paid through Life University Accounting Office. State of Georgia citations will be processed through the State Court of Cobb County. • • • • • • •

Exceeding Speed Limit on Barclay Circle – State Imposed Fine In areas other than Barclay Circle – $35 Disregarding Traffic Control Sign – $35 Reckless Driving – State Imposed Fine Disregarding Officer Working Traffic – $70 Moving Barricades or traffic cones – $70 Any State of Georgia Traffic Violation – State Imposed Fine

Driving on Campus The speed limit on Barclay Circle is 25 MPH and is strictly enforced. The speed limit on all other roads, driveways and parking lots is 10 MPH and is strictly enforced. Anyone driving on the campus of Life University is required to have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance in their possession at all times in accordance with Georgia Law. 29


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Payments Payment of University issued citations will be processed through Student Accounting for Students. Unpaid University tickets will result in an Accounting Hold, which will preclude a student from registering, receiving transcripts or graduating until settled with Student Accounting. Employee citations will be paid at the Finance Department or deducted from their payroll if not paid by the next pay cycle. Once a student and/or employee’s vehicle has received two tickets, the vehicle is eligible to be towed at the owner/ driver’s expense. Repeat violations may result in the driver and/or owner losing their driving and parking privileges on the Life University campus and property. Vehicles are subject to be towed at owner’s expense at any time an officer deems it necessary to maintain the safety or the efficient and effective traffic flow of Life University persons or property. Once the towing service is called, the owner/driver of the vehicle is responsible for any and all charges related to the towing. Life University or officers of Life University’s Campus Safety Department are not responsible for damages or loss of property as a result of towing. An incident report is completed on all vehicle tows to document the reasons for tow, condition and location of vehicle. Students – Payment of Life University issued tickets will be processed through Student Accounting. Unpaid tickets will result in an Accounting Hold, which will preclude the student from registering for classes, receiving transcripts or graduating, until settled with Student Accounting. Once a student’s vehicle has received a warning and ticket, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s/driver’s expense. In the event a student has unpaid tickets for other violations, and the vehicle is towed, the owner/driver will have to come to the Campus Safety Department after paying the tickets at Student Accounting to obtain a release for the vehicle. Repeat violations may cause the owner/driver to lose his/her driving and parking privileges on the Life University campus. Employees – Payment of Life University issued tickets will be processed through the Accounting office. Unpaid tickets will result in garnishment of wages via post-tax automatic deduction from bi-weekly paycheck. Once an employee has received a warning and ticket, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s/driver’s expense. Repeat violations may cause the employee to lose his/her driving privileges on the Life University campus and can affect employment.

Towing Vehicles are subject to tow at any time if the Campus Safety Officer deems it necessary to maintain the safety of the efficient traffic flow of Life University persons or property. Vehicles may also be towed on the third or subsequent violation of the parking policies. Once the wrecker service is called, the owner/driver of the vehicle is responsible for any and all charges related to the towing. Neither Life University nor the Campus Safety Department is responsible for damage to, or loss of, property as the result of towing. An incident report is completed on all vehicle tows to document the tow, condition and location of the vehicle. Vehicles may be towed for any of the following reasons: • • • • • • • •

Parking and decal violations Having three or more tickets. Parked in a reserved space. Blocking roads, loading docks, dumpsters or driveways Parking in clinic patient spaces, visitors spaces or handicap spaces Parking on grass or flowerbeds Abandoned vehicles When it is determined that a vehicle or property poses a safety hazard and the immediate removal of the vehicle is necessary for campus safety reasons 30


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NOTE: It is a violation of the parking rules to leave a vehicle in a University parking lot overnight (with the exception of Village and Commons residents). Students or employees needing to leave a vehicle in a parking lot for an extended specified time frame must obtain identification pass prior to leaving the vehicle, and the pass must be displayed on the dashboard.

The Procedures for Institutional Sanctions The rules and procedures for all offenses and disciplinary proceedings are defined in the Life University Honor Code, Student Standards of Conduct, Employee Policies and the Student/Employee Handbooks. It is important to note that both the victim and the accused are afforded certain rights. In cases of domestic violence and sexual offenses, Life University may make reasonable accommodations with regard to class schedules or living arrangements..

OFFICE OF DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT DIVISION The mission of the Life University Advancement Division is to: a) Build multilevel partnerships with all constituencies to deliver significant and meaningful resources and opportunity, and b) promote the LIFE Movement in ways that influence positive change in people’s lives and in societal values, thus fulfilling LIFE’s mission and surpassing its vision. All fundraising on behalf of the University, including requests for individual departments and student clubs and organizations must go through the Office of Development, University Advancement Division before being approved. Also, students are prohibited from soliciting alumni for personal projects.

HEALTHCARE AND HEALTH RELATED SERVICES Campus Center for Health & Optimum Performance (CC-HOP) The Campus Center for Health and Optimum Performance (CC-HOP), Funded by Foot Levelers, is where all Life University students, their spouses, dependent children and parents can receive chiropractic healthcare services under faculty supervision at no charge. For more information, please call the CC-HOP: 770-426-2664. CC-HOP Hours: • Monday and Friday 8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. • Wednesdays 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m., 5:00-7:00 p.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C-HOP) Life University students’ spouses, dependent children and parents may receive chiropractic healthcare services at the Center for Health and Optimum Performance (C-HOP) for a nominal fee. For more information, call the C-HOP: 770-792-6100. C-HOP Hours: • Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m. (closed 1:30-3:00 p.m.) • Saturday 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Medical Facilities A list of medical facilities in the Marietta/Atlanta area is available in the Office of Student Services and in the New Student Orientation Guide.

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Optional Medical and Dental and Personal Property Insurance Information is available in the Office of Student Services.

Student Accident/Injury Procedures 1. All accident/injuries should be reported to Campus Safety to complete an Accident/Incident Report within 24 hours of the accident/injury. 2. The student should then come to Human Resources (HR) within 24 hours of the accident/injury with the Accident/ Incident Report from Campus Safety. HR will complete a claim form and submit to the insurance carrier. If student has primary insurance, HR requires a copy of their insurance card(s) to forward to the insurance carrier. If the student does not have primary insurance, HR will work with the student to cover the deductible. 3. Student with primary insurance will seek medical care/treatment from their primary care physician and will submit bills directly to their insurance carrier. The student will provide HR with a copy of all status reports for filing purposes until discharged. Student without insurance may seek medical care/treatment from their doctor of choice. HR will work with their doctor of choice (ie., providing FAX number, address, etc.) HR will work with the student ensuring that a copy of all status reports are received for filing purposes until discharged. 4. The Accident/Injury Policy has a $10,000 limit with a $250.00 deductible (deductible paid by Life University). Medical Coverage and Payment is NOT guaranteed. If the accident/injury resulted from a Life University sponsored sporting event/practice, the Athletic Department will also file a claim with the sports accident/incident insurance companies (see Chris Markie, LSSI for more information).

Personal Property Insurance While Life University is a very safe place to attend school we occasionally experience crimes of opportunity in the form of thefts of electronic devices. Also, we may experience dropped, lost or damage to our personal electronics (phones, tablets or laptops). Life University has made arrangement with Arthur Gallagher & Co. as a preferred insurance provider to offer a specialized property protection insurance policy. This optional coverage fills the gap between homeowners insurance and no insurance at all. Specific information about the policy, its coverage and restrictions can be found at www.CollegeStudentInsurance.com. Students are encouraged to have a personal property insurance policy for their belongings to minimize the effects of loss of these items on your educational experience.

DRS. SID E. & NELL K. WILLIAMS LIBRARY The Drs. Sid E. and Nell K. Williams Library provides a full complement of academic library services, including print monographs, periodicals, e-books, e-journals, online resources and databases, print reference resources, audiovisual resources, anatomical models, X-rays, training classes, and a student computer lab serving students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater healthcare community. The library is located in the Learning Resource Center (LRC) and is open 7 days a week during the quarter. Please check online or at the library for special hours during midterms, finals and break.

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Friday: 6:45 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Saturday: 10:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m. Reference and A/V services available after 7:00 a.m.

General Procedures • Life University student ID is required to check out library materials, to pay for printing and photocopies and to use library services. Please show ID upon entry. • Anyone without a LIFE issued ID must sign in at the front desk with a government-issued ID. • Patrons must be 18 years or older to enter the library. • Cell phone conversations are to be used only in the lobby area, and ringers are to be turned off or set on vibrate before entering the library.

Circulation Procedures • The books loan period for students and alumni is four weeks with one renewal. • Audiovisual materials are checked out for two weeks with two renewals. • Materials may be renewed online using a Personal Identification Number (PIN) obtained from the library circulation desk. • Limits may be imposed on the number of items that may be checked out. • Periodicals, Reference and Special Collection Room materials do not circulate.

Reserves • Reserve items have a loan period of three hours with in-library use only. Overdue fines for reserve items are $1.00 per hour.

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Study rooms for individuals and for small groups can be checked out for a three-hour checkout period. A study room key may be checked out with a student ID. The person checking out the room is responsible for the room. An overdue fine of $1.00 per hour is charged for the room. Study room keys may be renewed for an additional three hours if there is no “waiting list” for a room.

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Overdue fines for regular items are 10 cents per day with a maximum charge of $10 per item. Overdue fines for reserve materials are $1.00 per hour. Overdue keys to study rooms are $1.00 per hour. As a courtesy to library patrons, overdue notices are sent to Life University email addresses. Lost or damaged materials are billed at replacement costs plus a $10 processing fee. Substitute items are not accepted as replacement. • After third overdue notice or outstanding balance of $5.00 or more, a student will be blocked from registration, access to transcripts and library borrowing privileges.

Journals • The library subscribes to more than 50 print periodicals with over 20,000 additional electronic titles through fulltext databases. • Print journals cannot be checked out.

Photocopies/Printing • Photocopies and prints are 5 cents per side. Color prints and copies are 30 cents per side. • Each student is given a $7.50 printing and copying allocation loaded to University IDs. Additional value may be added in the library at the PHiL station and online. 33


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Document Scanning Document scanning to both USB drives and email is available to library patrons.

Special Collections Room • The Special Collection Room contains print archival, unique, rare and historical chiropractic resources. • A pass must be checked out from the circulation desk. • Materials in the Special Collection Room are confined to use in the Special Collection Room under staff supervision. • Book bags, briefcases, purses, etc. must be left with a library clerk when using the Special Collection resources..

Reference General reference service, research assistance and library technology support is available at the reference desk. Individual and group library instruction is available by appointment. Contact the reference department for more information.

Microfiche Requests for articles on microfiche can be submitted online or at the reference desk. Average “turnaround time” to provide these articles is one to two business days.

InterLibrary Loan Requests for items not owned by the library may be available for interlibrary loan (ILL) from other libraries. Ask the reference desk staff for more information.

Library Catalog The library catalog’s website is http://LIFE.sirsi.net/uhtbin/cgisirsi/x/x/0/49.

Computer Lab • Patron computers within the library are available during regular library operating hours. These computers offer Microsoft Office applications, email, Internet, library catalog access and database searching. • Access is granted by authorization from current student ID and Personal Identification Number (PIN) or Blackboard login. • Visitors and alumni computer use/access information is available via the circulation desk.

Wireless Internet Access A wireless Internet access network is available in the library.

Library Information Notification Students receive holds notices, overdue notices, digital interlibrary loan documents and delivery notices via Life University email accounts.

POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION LIFE’s Postgraduate Education Department produces programs for the ongoing education of professionals after graduation. Many of the postgraduate programs are open to students enrolled at the University. There are guidelines for students choosing to attend these license renewal programs. Guidelines per seminar are located in the Postgraduate Education Department. For some postgraduate programs, LIFE offers a special student discount. The Postgraduate Education Department requires 24hour written notice email to KStavovy@LIFE.edu or call the Postgraduate office at (770) 426-2753 to provide refunds in cases where a student is unable to attend the program.

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STUDENT SERVICES Mission By partnering with members of the Life University community, Student Services fosters an atmosphere that inspires, cultivates and sustains the holistic development, dedication to Lasting Purpose and success of each student from acceptance, through enrollment and beyond graduation.

Student Services Locations The main Student Services offices are located on the second floor of the Center for Athletics and Sport Health Science (SHS).The departments of Student Services are located in various locations around campus. For example, the offices of the Vice President of Student Services, Student Conduct, Career Services, Executive Director of Student Services, Student Involvement and Leadership and Student Retention are located in the main Student Services offices on the second floor of SHS. The Student Success Center is located in The Center for Chiropractic Education (CCE). Student Administrative Services and the Student Advocacy Center are located in the Learning Resources Building (LRC). Questions concerning policies, rules and regulations, housing, jobs, churches, recreational facilities, civic organizations, on-campus clubs, health services, activities, Activities Center, etc., can be answered in the Office of Student Services.

Housing On-Campus Housing Life University offers on campus living at The LIFE Village Retreat (LVR). Located on the campus of Life University, the LVR offers a convenient location, great amenities and a fun place to live. Imagine coming home to a community with a computer lab, furnished apartments, lounge and game areas, and much more – all included! Plus, every bedroom is wired for complimentary Internet. Each quarter, a limited number of units may become available due to the departure of graduating students. In addition, we may have numerous roommate openings within the two bedroom units that are already occupied. Place Properties staff will help place individuals into available units on a first-come-first-served basis. You may call the leasing manager’s office at (770) 419-5554 to inquire about availability. Visit http://www. lifesvillageretreat.com and look for the link to the housing application in PDF format. We encourage current residents with an upcoming vacancy in their unit to add their name to the roommate list. We hope that by contacting these individuals directly you will find a compatible roommate. The Office of Student Services, located in the Center for Athletics and Sport Health Science (SHS), provides limited assistance in locating housing. A roommate listing is provided only to students accepted to Life University. To obtain the list, please contact the Office of Student Services at (770-426-2700). Off-Campus Housing To assist you in your off-campus housing search, we have also compiled a list of apartment complexes in the Marietta vicinity (available by request). The listings are for information purposes only, the Office of Student Services will not be held responsible or liable for information posted. The Office of Student Services does not promote or endorse any of the listings. In the Office of Student Services, there is a bulletin board with listings for additional housing for lease, rent or sale, as well as roommates wanted. If you have any questions, email The Office of Student Services at StudentServices@LIFE.edu or contact them at (800) 543-3661 or (770) 426-2700. 35


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Identification Cards An identification card is issued to each student at no charge during our new student orientation. Lost cards are replaced in the Office of Student Services at a cost of $25.00. Identification cards must be carried at all times when on campus. The employees of the Registrar, Library, Wellness Center or other offices of the University may require presentation of a student’s identification card before providing any requested service.

Clinic Lockers Students may register for a locker at any time throughout the quarter and will be put on the waiting list until one becomes available. Announcements are also posted on the bulletin boards in the student prep areas of CC-HOP (Funded by Foot Levelers) and C-HOP. All requests for lockers in CC-HOP must be sent to CCLockers@LIFE.edu from a valid student email account containing the following information: Full Name, Quarter Number and E-mail Address. All requests for lockers in C-HOP must be sent to CLockers@LIFE.edu from a valid student email account containing the following information: Full Name, Quarter Number and E-mail Address. Because the lockers are assigned by first-come, first-serve basis, students must recognize the need for a waiting list. Vacant lockers will be assigned to students on the waiting list in the order by which the locker requests were received. As students are given locker assignments, they will receive notification emails. Locker violations include failure to accept ownership by deadline, lockers unsecured, empty, items protruding from locker and excessive items which cause the door to bulge. Students are sent notification of violation via email after the third violation the director is also notified and the locker privileges are suspended. The locker is then emptied and reassigned to a student on the waiting list.

Wellness Center Lockers The Wellness Center has lockers available for use while you are attending a fitness class or exercising. Please bring your own lock for security reasons and remove all personal items on a daily basis. Locker rental is now available. Rentals will operate on a quarterly basis. All lockers will carry a quarterly rental fee of $15.00 and $20.00 for the larger lockers (women’s room only). In order to request a locker rental, please pick up a copy of the rental agreement at the Wellness Center or online at www.LIFE.edu/campus-life-pages/wellness-center/ Life University is not responsible for theft or loss of personal property left in this facility or contained in lockers.

Maintenance Concerns Your experience at Life University is important to us! If you observe a maintenance problem, we want to hear about it. Feel free to use our email address fixme@LIFE.edu created specifically for students to report their maintenance concerns. Tell us what and where the problem is, be as specific as possible and if you can, send a picture (i.e. Chair broken in CCE, room 127, 3rd row, 2nd seat from the left). This email address is only for maintenance problems. The Physical Plant Office/ WorkFlow Manager, Shelia Wood, will reply promptly and begin the process toward resolving your maintenance concern if at all possible.

Shuttle Services Life University has shuttle service throughout the campus, to Ashborough condominiums and Arium 41 apartments, and out in to the LIFE community on Saturday mornings. Shuttles are equipped with the TransLoc GPS system; download the TransLoc app (for iPhone and Android) to view routes and estimated time to your stop. The LIFE shuttles intend to provide safe, efficient, convenient transportation serving students, employees and visitors. The shuttle service supports the daily routines of the campus community, operating within the Standards of Serving Lasting 36


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Purpose, and intending to provide a pleasant experience for all passengers. Please send any comment to Shuttles@LIFE.edu.

Severe Weather Emergencies When Campus Safety receives severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and/or appropriate agencies, they will notify the Emergency Action Group. The Emergency Action Group will initiate notifications via Blackboard Connect, email and/or the LIFE.edu website as necessary. When an incident occurs, the Life University Communication Department may post updates of the situation via the homepage banner on the Life University website. This information can be viewed at LIFE.edu. Email Daily LIFE Wire emails are sent to announce emergencies, provide response instructions and report updates. NOTE: During a pervasive power outage, should an emergency arise that involves personal safety or danger, please use your cell phone and DIAL 911; DO NOT dial Campus Safety at x2911 and DO NOT attempt to dial from a landline phone. Warnings regarding emergencies such as hurricanes, tornadoes, other severe weather, terrorism and civil disturbances are received from local and state emergency management agencies, and/or local media. Once in receipt of the information, Life University’s Leadership Group will decide on the appropriate response. Life University Emergency Notification Systems How will I be notified of an emergency? • SMS Text (Blackboard Connect) • ALERTUS Emergency Beacons • Email (Blackboard Connect) • Life University Website Homepage Banner • Daily LIFE Wires Life University has adopted the Blackboard Connect System for primary dissemination of information regarding emergencies. Blackboard Connect (SMS Text, Email, Voice Messaging) • What is Blackboard Connect? Blackboard Connect is an emergency messaging system that sends SMS text messages directly to your cell phone, as well as an email notification, in the event of an emergency. It will NOT be used for routine communications. • How do I ensure that I am enrolled to receive the emergency text messages? You MUST validate your phone number and email address to be contacted in the event of an emergency and ensure it is updated. If you change either your phone number or email, simply log in to Web-Advisor and click on “Address and Emergency Notification Information” to update your information. • What does it cost? The only cost is the amount your cell phone company may charge you to receive a text message – usually just a few cents. However, Life University will ONLY use the Blackboard Connect system for emergency notifications, NOT routine communications or announcements. • Who else will have access to my cell phone number or email? No one; the cell phone number or email you provide for your messaging will remain confidential and will NOT be released to anyone else. • What if my cell phone number changes? You must update your cell phone number by going to the “Address and Emergency Notification Information” link on the Life University Web-Advisor site. Your number can be removed from the system; however, this is NOT recommended. 37


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• How will I be alerted if I don’t have a cell phone? Alert notifications will continue to be sent via ALERTUS Emergency Beacons, University email and the Life University website homepage banner. However, text messaging offers contact to the greatest amount of people in the least amount of time. • Can my family sign up for Blackboard Connect? At this point, Blackboard Connect is only intended to reach students, faculty and staff. However, you may choose to enter up to three telephone numbers in the system, which provides designated fields for home, business and cell numbers.

Notary Services Notary Republic services are available to all the LIFE University community 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (except Holidays) in the Life University Campus Safety Office located in MOD 2 behind the Library. Please remember to bring all documentation and proper ID’s.

ATM Machine An ATM machine is located outside the Learning Resource Center (LRC) next to the Enrollment Events office.

Voter Registrations You can pick up a Voter Registration form in the Office of Student Services located in the Center for Athletics and Sport Health Science (SHS). Voter Qualifications To register to vote in the state of Georgia, you must be: • A citizen of the United States • A legal resident of Georgia and of the county in which you wish to vote • At least 18 years of age by election day Also, you may not register to vote if you are currently: • Serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a felony • Judicially determined to be mentally incompetent • How will I be alerted if I don’t have a cell phone? Alert notifications will continue to be sent via ALERTUS Emergency

STUDENT INVOLVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP Clubs and Organizations Life University encourages students to organize and participate in group activities intended to provide leadership training, social growth and community service, as well as promote the desire for continued education. The Office of Student Services approves all clubs and organizations except Technique clubs (which are approved by the Chiropractic Science Department). Students who wish to form new clubs should discuss plans and purposes of the new organizations with the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership. Policies concerning organizations and their procedures may be found in the Organization Handbook.

Class Organizations Each DC quarter class and incoming undergraduate class shall elect officers to organize the affairs of the class and representatives to Student Council. Each class selects an advisor from the faculty or staff to assist and direct as the need arises.

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student organization calendar and throughout the campus for club and activity postings. For a list of current clubs and organizations, go to: LIFE.edu/campus-life-pages/student-involvement/.

Guest Speakers Any club, class or organization that wishes to have a guest speaker on campus must submit a request to the Office of Student Services at least two weeks prior to the event. Guest speaker request forms can be obtained from the Student Leaders Blackboard course.

Social Events If organizations wish to host social events, they should contact the Office of Student Services. Registered student organizations are expected to follow the Student Code of Conduct and the Student Organization Handbook at all times.

ORIENTATION The orientation program is conducted at the beginning of each quarter. It is designed primarily to aid students in adjusting to a new environment. We recognize that orientation is a continuing process; students cannot become totally knowledgeable about the University, its academic programs and co-curricular programs until the students have been in attendance for a few quarters. Students are urged to contact the Office of Student Services with any immediate questions. Our multi-day orientation program also provides students with opportunities to interact with current students, staff and faculty in addition to their fellow classmates.

STUDENT COUNCIL The Student Council exists to serve as a medium for expression between students and administration, through its representative structure. Any member of the student body is eligible to serve on the Student Council as outlined in the official Constitution and By-laws of the Student Council. Each DC class, as well as undergraduate and graduate programs, (freshmen, sophomore, graduate, etc.) will be represented on the Council as outlined in the Constitution. All students are invited to attend student council meetings. Officer elections are held during Spring Quarter. Those elected to serve as officers serve an annual term from summer through spring. Contact Student Council at StudentCouncil@Student.LIFE.edu for more information.

IAN GRASSAM TREEHOUSE ACTIVITIES CENTER The University maintains an Activities Center (The Ian Grassam Treehouse) to provide students with a place for relaxation and social interaction. The Treehouse is located across the street from the academic campus in a quiet wooded area. Students are encouraged to use the Treehouse and the surrounding woodlands. Special events at the Treehouse must be coordinated through the Office of Student Services. The Treehouse is open from 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and Noon to Midnight, Saturday and Sunday. Hours are extended during mid-terms and finals. The Treehouse is home to the Campus Activities Board as well as the LIFE Student Council. The following policies must be observed.

Ian Grassam Treehouse Activities Center Policies • Scheduling of the Treehouse must be done at least two weeks in advance. • All functions must be booked through the Office of Student Services. • Only registered student organizations or the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee may reserve use of the Treehouse. Use of the Center is limited to University related functions. • All guidelines regarding fire safety and occupancy need to be followed. • Groups who reserve The Treehouse are liable for all damages and/or vandalism that occur while using the Center. • There will be no alcoholic beverages unless approval is given as stated in the ALCOHOL POLICY. • Friends and family of Life University students are welcome to use the Treehouse; however, the Treehouse is a student space. Non-students need to be accompanied by a Life University student at all times. 39


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STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES The Student Success Center (SSC) The Student Success Center (SSC), located in the Center for Chiropractic Education building (CCE), provides the following services free for all currently enrolled Life University students. Academic Support Services SSC offers a variety of services to support students in achieving their academic goals. In addition to helping students improve their study skills and develop learning strategies to enhance academic achievement, assistance is also made available through these services: • Tutoring • Supplemental Instruction (SI) • College of Chiropractic Open Learning Lab • Undergraduate Math, Writing and Science Lab • Nutrition Learning Lab • Workshops • Online tutoring Supplemental Instruction Supplemental Instruction (SI) leaders act as facilitators by helping students develop and strengthen study skills and integrate effective learning strategies that are content specific. All students are encouraged to attend as many SI sessions as possible, as it is a voluntary program. Please see SI schedule for specific times and locations. Tutoring Tutors act as facilitators by supporting their peers in strengthening study skills, such as time management, academic goal setting and note-taking while studying specific course content. Tutoring sessions are drop-in format. Please see the Tutoring schedule for specific times and locations of the tutoring sessions. If tutoring services are not offered, students will be informed and referred to the appropriate learning labs for assistance and/or encouraged to contact their faculty for further assistance. Online Tutoring Students may access online tutoring through Smarthinking. The link to access this online tutoring is found on Blackboard in all courses in which the student is enrolled. Students will need to refer to Smarthkinking’s schedule for subject availability and the times they are offered. *Academic support schedules are subject to change throughout the quarter. Students are directed to the Student Success Center Blackboard site regarding the location and times for Supplemental Instruction (SI), tutoring and the various learning labs. Alternatively, a copy can be collected from the SSC in the CCE Bldg. Make-Up Testing Make-Up Testing is available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 11:00 a.m. during Week 1 through 10. There is no make-up testing on Week 3 Tuesday and Week 4 Tuesday and Wednesday due to the OSCE testing. There is no make-up testing during Finals Week. All testing is conducted in CCE 152. Make-up request forms are available directly outside of the SSC lobby in the CCE building. They must be filled out and signed by a faculty member prior to the exam. No appointment is needed. Counseling Life University is committed to the personal growth and life satisfaction of our students. We offer a variety of services 40


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and resources for all enrolled students. Our goal in counseling is to provide an environment where students can learn valuable life and coping skills to take proactive steps in improving their overall well-being. SSC Counseling offers a variety of services that cater to the diverse needs of our students. Individual/Couples Counseling: Life University offers individual and couples counseling through the Student Assistance Program (SAP). SAP provides 24/7 availability of an off-campus counselor via phone. In addition, students can request face-to-face visits with an off-campus therapist and will be provided with six free sessions per year. This service allows students consistent availability including nights, weekends and/or holidays with a licensed mental health professional outside of the University. In addition, the service can be utilized by students’ dependents, which includes spouses and/or children. You can contact SAP directly by calling (770) 951-8021 or (800) 869-0276. An SSC Counselor can also assist you in making contact with SAP. Relaxation Techniques: For relaxation skills, students may stop by the SSC to inquire about relaxation, guided imagery and mindfulness-based exercises, which will serve as tools in helping them to manage daily stressors more effectively. Workshops: Workshops are offered throughout the quarter that target some of the common concerns facing students today, including stress, test anxiety and concentration difficulties. The workshops facilitated throughout the quarter offer a group educational environment, as well as an interactive component to allow students to ask questions specific to their concerns while also practicing the skills so that they become a useful tool for each student to utilize in their daily lives. To inquire or take advantage of these resources, students can call the SSC at (770) 426-2725 or stop by the office located in the CCE building. Students will find a current calendar of events each quarter that outline the workshops offered throughout that quarter. In addition, students will find various community resources and can also speak with a counselor who will help them navigate through the process of connecting them to community resources. Crisis Intervention: A student in crisis should contact Campus Safety at (770) 426-2911 or 911 immediately. Cobb County also has a 24/7 crisis line at (770) 422-0202. All are available 24/7. SAP – Six free sessions per year for currently enrolled Life University students, 24/7 phone and online resources; Call (770) 426-2725 or stop by SSC for more information.

Disability Services Disability Services Students with documented disabilities may request reasonable accommodations, which will afford them equal access to all educational programs and activities of the University. Requests for reasonable accommodations must be made to the Student Success Center. The University complies with all state and federal regulations regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to educational programs and services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 Rehab Act and the ADAA. ADA Compliance Statement for Student Accommodations The Student Success Center (SSC) has been designated to coordinate the University’s overall compliance with the ADA, ADAA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, as they apply to students. The Student Success Center maintains the student’s Self-Identification form and Plan of Action. SSC helps develop strategies for compliance, coordinates the University’s accommodation processes for students and monitors implementation efforts. The SSC also handles inquiries about compliance and investigates complaints relating to student accommodations and service requests. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Dr. Lisa Rubin, Director of Student Success Center and Compliance Officer, at (770) 426-2725 or LRubin@LIFE.edu, or by contacting the Student Success Center at (770) 426-2725 or SSC@LIFE.edu.

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Documentation Requirements for Accommodations A disability is defined as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The disability must be clearly documented with information confirming that the student is substantially limited by the impairment and that a need exists for the accommodation. A student will not automatically be provided with accommodations based on a diagnosis alone. Evidence must be presented that the disability is significantly interfering with the student’s academic performance. Each accommodation is individualized to the particular student, as supported by the student’s documentation. All students must meet and follow all Life University rules, Student Handbook, Course Catalogs and Technical Standards, with or without approved accommodations. The University will make such modifications to its academic requirements as are necessary to ensure that such requirements do not discriminate, on the basis of disability, against a qualified student with a disability. Academic requirements that the University can demonstrate are essential to the instruction being pursued by such student or to any directly related licensing or accreditation requirement will not be regarded as discriminatory. Please check with the Student Success Center if you are declaring, adding or changing a major or program to determine (a) whether the Student Success Center requires additional documentation or (b) whether other Technical Standards apply to the major or program. **Please review the Technical Standards or see the Life University Catalog** Please check with the SSC for the following: (a) If you are declaring a new major or adding or changing a program of study or (b) To determine if documentation is necessary for any updated accommodation requests. Please be aware that Technical Standards may apply to a new program or major. All students are responsible for providing adequate documentation. Life University is not required to conduct or to pay for any evaluation to document a disability or need for an academic adjustment. Life University does not provide any evaluations or documentation for disabilities. These documentation requirements should be taken to the student’s evaluator and the evaluator is required to make recommendations for academic accommodations in each of the following categories (when applicable): written examinations, technique classes, lab classes/examinations, and clinical experience. Documentation from an outside independent (non-Life University) licensed professional must be provided to the Student Success Center. Students are responsible for all funding to pay for appropriate professional documentation. Your state vocational rehabilitation agency through the Department of Education Web page may be able to assist: http://www.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/resources.html). Documentation must include all of the following: 1. Be provided by a qualified licensed professional with the ability to diagnose the specific disability and must abide by the Conflict of Interest Policy for Disability Services as stated: Students who request accommodations and provide documentation to the Student Success Center (SSC), must use a qualified licensed professional that is independent of Life University; therefore, the following cannot be utilized: faculty or staff member whether full-time, part-time, adjunct, extension faculty or preceptor. This is to avoid a conflict of interest to the dual role of providing services at the University. This policy for documentation provided by the licensed professional is for the following but not limited to: 1) the student’s use in helping support whether the request for accommodation under the ADA, Section 504 Rehab Act of 1973, or the ADAA should be granted, 2) the purpose of updating documentation or adding accommodation recommendations and 3) documentation for extenuating circumstances related to Disability Services. There is a formal grievance process available through the Grievance Committee Chair. 2. If the student is 18 years or older, documentation must be current adult based (18 years or older, post high school). Individualized Education Program (IEP), Section 504 plan and/or a prior history of accommodations 42


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are not necessarily sufficient documentation for postsecondary education, since different demands are required and the nature of a disability may have changed due to maturation. (***Note: If you are a Chiropractic student or plan to go into the Chiropractic program, please review National Board of Chiropractic Examiners documentation requirements at www.NBCE.org ***) 3. Be on professional letterhead with address and telephone number. 4. Original signature of professional with listed degree and specialty. 5. Dated. 6. Assessment data must be included. Comprehensively and clearly define the impact of the disability on the student’s functioning in daily life. Clearly define the limitations imposed and the support data verifying the impact of the condition. Single sub-tests or checklists are not acceptable as a sole source of documented data. Standard or scaled scores from all tests and sub-tests must be included in your diagnostic report. 7. Recommendations for accommodations must be listed with support diagnostic information. Documentation must be specific in listing practical and written exam based accommodations, if appropriate. ***For Chiropractic Students, please see National Board of Chiropractic Examiners website for further details (“Test Accommodation Guidelines”)***

Process for Requests for Accommodations The Director of the Student Success Center or her designee will review the documentation and will meet with the student and others, as needed, to determine the appropriate academic adjustment and/or auxiliary aids and services for the student. Students will be notified, in a timely manner, of all specific adjustments or services that have been agreed to and of any denial of requests adjustments or services and the reason(s) for any denial.

If a student requests an accommodation that would modify or eliminate a requirement of the student’s academic course/program, before a decision is made on whether the accommodation can be provided to the student, the Director of the Student Success Center or her designee will consult with one or more faculty members and/or administrators who teach and/or administer the academic course/program in question and ask how important the requirement in question is to the academic course/program, and whether, why and how, in their professional academic judgment, (a) the requirement in question is essential to the particular academic course/program, (b) changing or waiving the requirement would either lower academic standards or require substantial course/program alteration, (c) the individual student requesting the accommodation has demonstrated a need for the accommodation, (d) there are reasonable alternatives to the requirement that are applicable to the individual student. After conferring with the appropriate faculty members / administrators, the Director of the Student Success Center or her designee will consider the information provided by them and determine, consistent with the recommendations of the faculty members/administrators, whether the requested accommodation should be provided to the student making the request, and if not, whether an appropriate alternative exists that can be offered to the student. The Director of the Student Success Center or her designee will notify the student in writing of his/her determination, including the supporting bases, and that, if the student is dissatisfied with the determination, he/she may file a grievance for consideration by the Grievance Committee, by following the procedures set forth in the Disability Grievance policy. Disability Grievance Any enrolled Life University student that is registered with Disability Services in the Student Success Center may file a formal grievance of disability-based discrimination or denial of accommodations with the 43


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Grievance Committee Chair, who is located in the College of Chiropractic Dean’s Office (770) 794-3092. A written grievance statement must be made in writing within (10) school days of the action giving rise to the grievance, and must be filed with the Grievance Committee Chair on the correct form (which is available from the Grievance Committee Chair or the SSC). The grievance must describe in detail the action or decision the student alleges is in conflict with his or her rights under the ADA, ADAA or Section 504 of the Rehab Act. A student should also submit other documentation to support his or her grievance. The student will sign a release form stating that he or she understands that his or her disability grievance will be discussed by the members of the Grievance Committee in order to allow the Grievance Committee to determine how best to address the grievance. All members of the Grievance Committee will sign confidentiality agreements prior to reviewing any information. Process for Forwarding Grievance to Grievance Committee The Grievance Committee Chair will forward the completed written formal grievance forms to the Grievance Committee. The Grievance Committee will review the completed forms as soon as possible but no later than ten (10) school days after it is forwarded from the Grievance Committee Chair to the Grievance Committee. Upon receiving the appropriate information, the Grievance Committee will review all written material and seek additional information pertinent to the case. Other involved parties may also be asked to document any action or decision in writing and present it to the Grievance Committee. After reviewing the material, the Grievance Committee will forward its findings and recommendations concerning the grievance to the Grievance Committee Chair. The Grievance Committee Chair will inform the student in writing of the Grievance Committee’s decision as soon as possible, but no later than ten (10) school days after the Grievance Committee Chair receives the Grievance Committee’s decision. An appeal of the Grievance Committee’s decision can be made to Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (Sr. VPAA) for either of the following reasons: 1. Published process was not followed. 2. New information, not previously available to the Grievance Committee, which may have affected the outcome of the Grievance Committee’s decision, has become available. Any appeal of the Grievance Committee’s decision must be put in writing and presented to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs’ office within ten (10) school days of the student having been notified of the decision of the Grievance Committee. The Sr. VPAA (or their designee) will inform the student in writing of the decision as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after receiving the appeal. The Sr. VPAA’s (or their designee’s) decision on the appeal will be final. All forms can be obtained by contacting the Grievance Committee Chair or the SSC. Complaint to Office of Civil Rights (OCR) A student may file a formal complaint with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) if the student believes he or she has been denied a reasonable accommodation in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the ADA Amendments Acts of 2008. That office will determine whether a further investigation is warranted. Information about how to file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights can be obtained from: OCR Main Line: (202) 307-0690 Fax: (202) 616-9865 TDD/TTY: (202) 307-2027OCR E-mail: askOCR@ojp.usdoj.gov

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Disability Advisory Committee The Disability Advisory Committee’s (DAC) primary goal is to assist and support the University in carrying out its policies and procedures for ensuring that students with disabilities who are seeking accommodations are treated fairly and reasonably. The DAC also reviews from students with disabilities who are seeking accommodations to ensure that they comply with the University’s Technical Standards Policy. The Director of the Student Success Center (SSC) and/or her designee will work with the DAC to apply the University policies and procedures so that the University will provide equal access for any student seeking accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Membership of the DAC will include, but is not limited to the following departmental representatives: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Director of Student Success Center or Designee VP of Student Services or Designee Dean of the College of Chiropractic or Designee Associate Dean of COC or Designee Division Chairs of the College of Chiropractic or Designees (Chiropractic Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Basic Sciences) Clinics or Designee OSCE or Designee Dean of the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies or Designee Associate Dean of College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies or Designee Sport Health Science Department or Designee Nutrition Department or Designee Psychology Department or Designee Financial Aid or Designee Human Resources or Designee Library or Designee Department of Information Technology or Office of Enrollment Services or Designee Physical Plant or Designee Grounds or Designee Appropriate faculty, staff and/or administrators as needed or their Designees Off-campus professional (e.g. PhD, MD, etc.)

WELLNESS CENTER It is the goal of the Life University Wellness Center to offer a large variety of fitness programs to meet the needs of the Life University Community. Our objectives are to: • •

Provide students, staff and faculty with quality instruction and supervision in a personalized exercise program; Provide updated materials and activities related to health and fitness issues.

We have daily fitness classes offering different levels of intensity, all taught by our own students. We also offer personal training for that one-on-one attention, including body fat testing, to help determine the starting point of your physical fitness level. We offer drop-in leisure activities, including aerobics, weight room, personal training, racquetball courts, fitness assessment and a variety of personalized classes.

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The Wellness Center contains an indoor, air-conditioned aerobics room equipped with hardwood floor, mirrored walls, big screen TV, sound equipment, exercise balls, mats and steps. The fitness room is fully equipped with four big screen TVs, Satellite Radio, Wi-Fi, free weights and selected weight training equipment and cardiovascular equipment, including stationary bikes, ellipticals and treadmills. Lockers are available to rent at the Wellness Center for a fee of $15.00 per quarter. You must register your locker with the Wellness Center Director. In cooperation with the City of Marietta, Life University has a 5-mile jogging trail, which wanders through LIFE’s campus and two city parks immediately adjacent to the campus.

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ADJUSTING WITHOUT PROPER SUPERVISION Georgia law provides that all students who perform chiropractic tasks shall be under supervision as follows: “ … Nothing in this Chapter shall be construed to prohibit the performance of any chiropractic task by a student enrolled in an approved chiropractic college when such student has successfully completed at least one academic year of schooling therein and when such task is performed under the supervision and direction of an authorized instructor duly licensed to practice chiropractic in this state.” OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED Section 43-9-17. Performance of chiropractic tasks, on-or-off campus, shall be done only under the supervision and with the prior approval of Life University’s licensed clinical faculty, or other licensed Doctors of Chiropractic specifically designated by an appropriate Life University official to supervise student intern care. Adjusting without proper supervision: Any faculty member who observes students performing chiropractic adjustments while not in a scheduled classroom or clinical setting and not under the supervision and direction of a Doctor of Chiropractic, licensed in Georgia and designated by Life University to supervise care, should secure the names of the students involved, reduce all relevant data to writing and deliver copies of the letter to the Assistant Dean of Clinics and the Director of Student Conduct for appropriate action. Such prohibited activity may also lead to prosecution, litigation and/or dismissal from school. The casual “observation” by a faculty member of a student engaging in chiropractic tasks when carried out in informal or social settings is not approved supervision or direction. Any faculty member who aids, abets or conducts such informal activity will be subject to disciplinary action, including termination.

ADMISSIONS STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS A student applying to the Doctor of Chiropractic program is expected to enroll in the quarter for which he/she has applied unless there is formal written notification given to the Office of Admissions regarding a change in the intended enrollment date and that change has been approved by the Office of Admissions. The student will be held to the admission standards in effect during their actual entrance date. A student failing to enroll within one calendar year will be required to reapply for admission. Life University reserves the right to request any or all of the required admission materials and fees for reapplication.

ANIMALS ON CAMPUS All leash laws in Cobb County are enforced on our campus. Particularly, dogs are not allowed on the campus, including the athletic fields, track facilities or in the buildings. Service animals are allowed on campus in accordance with ADA guidelines. Dogs can be taken on the five miles of running trail for the purposes of personal security, but the dog must be on a leash and the owner must clean up after them. The University reserves the right to remove animals from campus.

ASSEMBLIES The purpose of the Chiropractic Assembly program is to advance the professional and personal development of chiropractic students in the areas of chiropractic philosophy, science, technique/art and professional issues, to inform students of relevant developments within the University and the profession in general, and to present guest speakers to the student body. Three Chiropractic Assemblies are presented per quarter, and attendance at all three is required. However, any missed Chiropractic Assemblies can be made up on Blackboard. DCP students are required to complete 14 quarters of Chiropractic Assembly (or its equivalent) to graduate. There are several other courses that also count toward meeting the 14 quarters of Chiropractic Assembly graduation requirement, including the National Board Prep Assemblies, and the Immersion (out-of-state) PEAK courses.

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attendance policy states that a student may not miss more class hours than the equivalent number of weekly contact hours for a course without presenting an acceptable excuse, or the student will have his or her grade for the course reduced by one letter grade. A student who misses a number of class hours equivalent to one and one-half times the number of weekly contact hours for the course (e.g., 7.5 hours for a course scheduled for five-weekly contact hours) will receive a grade of “F” in the course, regardless of excuse. Students who are absent from class must make up the missed material prior to the next regular class. No absences may be made up, including labs!

Acceptable Excuses Acceptable excuses include death of family member, personal sickness and imminent death of a family member. Excuses for class absences due to health must be signed and documented with letterhead, address and phone number of the licensed healthcare provider, and must contain the following statement: “The patient was confined to his/her house or admitted to the hospital from (time) on (date) through (time) on (date) for sickness or injury.” Confinement is defined as the inability to leave the house except to obtain health care or engage in prescribed activities which are primarily therapeutic and not social, recreational, business or educational in nature. Excuses for class absences due to death of an immediate family member must be signed and documented with letterhead, address and telephone number of the clergyman or with an obituary. Such documentation MUST be presented to the instructor(s) within the first week upon return to class(es), with an information copy furnished to the Dean of the respective college. Failure to do this within the specified time will result in the student‘s absence being charged as an unexcused absence and may result in the assignment of a failing grade for excessive absences. College of Chiropractic “Attendance Policy”: In the College of Chiropractic each course will have an attendance policy. The policy must be clearly articulated in the course syllabus. In those courses for which attendance is mandatory, attendance credit may be considered part of the grade. If portions of the course are mandatory [e.g. lecture (optional), lab (required)], it must be clearly delineated in the syllabus and announced in both lecture and lab during the first week. The policy for mandatory attendance will be consistent with the current policy, (i.e. missing over 10 percent of applicable hours produces a one-letter grade reduction, greater than 15 percent produces a failure in the course). College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies “Attendance Policy”: In the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies, attendance policies are listed in each course syllabus. Attendance at all class sessions is a requirement of this institution; however, certain bona fide emergencies may preclude attendance at some class sessions. Class absences are treated as follows: The general attendance policy states that a student may not miss more class hours than the equivalent number of weekly contact hours for a course without representing an acceptable excuse or the student will have his or her grade for the course reduced by one letter grade. A student who misses a number of class hours equivalent to one and one-half times the number of weekly contact hours for the course (e.g., 7.5 hours for a course scheduled for five-weekly contact hours) will receive a grade of “F” in the course, regardless of excuse. Students who are absent from class must make up the missed material prior to the next class. No absences may be made up. This includes all labs! For safety of the individual student and others, students will not be permitted into laboratories after the instructor begins his briefing of that day‘s laboratory methodologies.

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requesting a bona fide make-up exam to contact the instructor within one week of their return to campus to request arrangements for make-up testing. Calculation of grades missing the final exam may result in a student receiving a grade “I.” Calculation of grades with the final exam and missing other required coursework made-up and/or submitted may result in a student receiving a grade “F”. Upon a student’s return, arrangements for missed final exams must be made within one week of the next quarter in attendance. Failure to make-up missed exams will result in a zero for that exam. Grades for tests given prior to the final exam must be posted within one week of the test date. Grades for final exams must be posted within two working days of the exam date. If the final exam is on Friday or Saturday, the exam results must be posted no later than Monday of the following week. Students must pass both the lecture and laboratory portions of a course before they can pass the entire course.

Life University Policy for Student Absences for College-Sanctioned Events This policy does not replace the established, standard University absenteeism policy. It is an addition to the established policy. • Any student enrolled in any program of study at Life University may be officially excused from class(es) to represent the University at University-sanctioned events as identified by the President. • Excuses for absenteeism for these University-sanctioned events may be granted by the deans. • 3. Students excused for University-sanctioned events must make arrangements with members of the faculty to make up lecture and lab hours missed. This is to be documented by the instructor and submitted to the appropriate dean. • Implementation of this policy places certain responsibilities upon all persons involved as follows: The supervisor/advisor of the student or group participating in the extracurricular activity shall send written request to the appropriate dean at least two weeks (if possible) in advance of the absence. This request should include the name of the event, the date of the event, all travel schedules and names of all students involved. Each student’s supervisor must notify the appropriate persons of any changes in the schedules as soon as changes are known. Instructors shall allow students to take tests and exams during the five class days prior to the absence or within the five class days following the absence. (The instructor may dictate when a final exam is to be taken.) Also, instructors shall prepare similar tests and exams of the same format as those administered to the other students in the class. Students shall notify each instructor that he or she is participating in a program that may create excused absences throughout the quarter. Students must provide a schedule of these events at the beginning of the quarter to each instructor. Students shall make up tests, exams, labs and any other work five school days before or within five school days following the absence.

CHAIN OF COMMAND FOR COMMUNICATION AND PROBLEM RESOLUTION If there are any questions that cannot be answered by this handbook, the Office of Student Services should be contacted. If questions cannot be answered there, the department will refer the student to the proper person or office for resolution. Academic Matters: If the issue concerns academic questions or complaints, the student should first go to the instructor involved. If questions/issues are not satisfactorily resolved or the complaint adequately handled, he/she should go to the Department 49


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Head or Division Chair of that instructor, and finally the Dean of the appropriate College (Graduate and Undergraduate Studies/ Chiropractic). Non-Academic Matters: Students with grievances relating to matters that involve a Life University employee should confer with the Director of Student Conduct. The Director of Student Conduct will facilitate a review of the issue as it relates to Life University policy. Upon review of the issue the Director will refer the student to the proper person or office for resolution.

CHILDREN ON CAMPUS If extraordinary circumstances necessitate bringing a child to campus, it is the student‘s responsibility to ensure that the child‘s behavior does not disrupt the learning environment in any way. Children causing a disruption must be immediately removed from the area so as to maintain an appropriate learning environment. Patrons must be 18 years or older to enter the library.

COMPUTER USE POLICY Primary Principles Freedom of expression, personal responsibility and an open environment to pursue scholarly inquiry and the sharing of information are encouraged, supported and protected at Life University. These values lie at the core of the academic community. Concomitant with free expression are the personal obligations of each member of our community to use computer resources responsibly, ethically and in a manner that accords to both the law and the rights of others. The campus depends first upon a spirit of mutual respect and an open community of responsible users.

Guidelines These guidelines set forth standards for responsible and acceptable use of Life University computer resources. They supplement existing Life University policies, agreements, state, federal laws and regulations. Computer resources include host systems, Life University-sponsored computers, workstations and devices, web-hosted information, communication networks, software and files. Computing resources are provided to support the academic research, instructional and administrative objectives of the University. These resources are extended for the sole use of University faculty, staff and students, and other authorized users to accomplish tasks related to the user’s status at Life University, and consistent with Life University’s mission. Users are responsible for safeguarding their identification (ID) codes (Logins and Passwords) and for using them for their intended purposes only. Each user is responsible for all transactions made under the authorization of his or her (Logins and Passwords), and for all network activity originating from his or her data jack or computer at the time and date used. Students should never share their student ID, usernames or passwords with others. Students are also advised to use a unique password for university systems and not to use the same passwords they use for personal, financial or social websites and services. Violation of these guidelines constitutes unacceptable use of computer resources and may violate other University policies and/or state and federal law. Suspected or known violations should be reported to the appropriate Life University computing unit. Violation may result in revocation of computer resource privileges and student disciplinary action or legal action.

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b. Attempting to access or accessing another’s account, private files or email without the owner’s permission; or misrepresenting oneself as another individual in electronic communication. c. Installing, copying, distributing or using software in violation of: copyright and/or software agreements, applicable state and federal laws, or the principle described in Using Software. Guides to ethical and legal use of software 
for members of the Academic Community are available on the Life University Library website under Library 101-Section 1, Copyright Education. d. Using computer resources to engage in conduct that interferes with other’s use of shared computer resources and/or the activities of other users, including studying, teaching, research and University administration. e. Using computer resources for commercial or profit-making purposes without written authorization from the University. f. Failing to adhere to individual department or unit lab and system policies, procedures and protocols. Allowing access to computer resources by unauthorized users. g. Using computer resources for illegal activities. Criminal and illegal use may include obscenity, child pornography, threats, harassment, theft and unauthorized access. h. LIFE students’ network access accounts are provided primarily for official communications from the University and are not provided for private or personal use. Incidental personal use is permitted, as long as those uses do not violate: the law; restrictions that derive from the LIFE’s tax-exempt status; LIFE’s policies, ordinances, rules and guidelines; and contracts LIFE has made. i. LIFE students’ network access accounts may not be used for commercial or profit-making purposes unrelated to Life University business. Students must not use their LIFE student email accounts for any commercial use for personal profit, including publishing their own or other students’ email addresses for commercial activity contacts. Users must not use their LIFE student email accounts for any commercial use, unless authorized in writing by LIFE administrative officials. Violation of these rules can result in termination of the student’s LIFE network access accounts. j. The LIFE Directory is provided as a service to the faculty, staff and students of Life University. The email addresses contained in the LIFE Directory are not intended for general public communication, for private use or for personal use. The email addresses contained in this Directory may not be used for commercial or profit-making purposes unrelated to University business. Anyone who obtains email addresses from this Directory must not send bulk email or emails to more than 10 recipients in this Directory unless each addressee has given written consent to be included on the list or the sender has received written authorization from LIFE administrative personnel.

Administration The maintenance, operation and security of computer resources require responsible Life University personnel to monitor and access the system. To the extent possible in the electronic environment and a public setting, a user’s privacy will 
be preserved. Nevertheless, that privacy is subject to the other applicable state and federal laws, and the needs of the University to meet its administrative, business and legal obligations.

DRESS CODE Students at Life University should remember that they are in the process of becoming professional individuals s in their respective fields. As students progress, they are encouraged to develop a professional demeanor, which encompasses their individuality. Since an important aspect of a professional image is dress, a dress code has been drawn up to provide parameters within which each student is free to express individual tastes. The restrictions are few: shoes and shirts must be worn at all times, students should be modest in their attire, hair should be well-kept and personal hygiene must be kept up at all times. The Director of Student Conduct will deal with infractions of this code. Remember that this code is for the entire University. However, there is a separate code for clinic attire and laboratory settings. Clinic attire requirements may be found in the clinic section of Blackboard and laboratory setting requirements may be found in the respective course syllabi.

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ALCOHOL AND POLICY STATEMENTS In discharge of its responsibility to inform and educate its students and employees with regard to the law regarding alcohol and drugs and to assist them in their strict compliance and obedience with federal and state laws, Life University herewith sets forth its policies regarding the use, consumption, possession or sale of alcoholic beverages and prohibited drug substances. These policies are in accordance with Federal regulations under the Drug-Free Workplace Act and the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act.

ALCOHOL and DRUG-RELATED HEALTH RISKS National statistics reveal that the leading causes of death among the 18-to-23-year-old population are alcohol-related accidents, alcohol-related homicides and alcohol-related suicides. A high percentage of campus disorderly conduct, disruptive behavior, property destruction or academic failures on a national level is alcohol related. In response to these disturbing facts, the Georgia Legislature has provided by law certain measures to reduce those dangers associated with alcohol abuse, including statutory provisions that no person below the age of 21 years may use, purchase or possess alcoholic beverages. Life University supports and endorses these provisions of state law and insists on strict compliance with these statutes by its students, staff, faculty and administrators at all levels. Life University also endorses the dissemination of educational materials that emphasize the problems associated with alcohol and drug abuse.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ABUSE POLICY/RECOVERY ASSISTANCE Life University recognizes chemical dependency as a treatable illness. Students who are so diagnosed shall receive the same consideration and opportunity for treatment that is extended to those with other types of illnesses. Life University‘s concern with chemical dependency is limited to its effects upon the individual‘s performance. For purposes of this policy, chemical dependency is defined as an illness in which the consumption of mood-altering chemicals repeatedly interferes with the performance of a student or adversely affects his/her health. All persons seeking assistance on a voluntary basis will be confidentially referred to the Student Success Center for assistance. The Department can provide individuals with information regarding services available for recovery and will offer referral to the appropriate agencies or institutions as deemed necessary. Use, possession, or selling of illegal substances on campus will be grounds for expulsion from Life University as a student. A fair hearing as part of the Student Conduct Process (as outlined in the student and faculty handbooks) is afforded in all cases. The purpose of this policy is to encourage recognition, early intervention and subsequent support for chemically dependent students of Life University.

Life University Responsible Action Protocol (RAP) Life University considers the health and safety of its students a priority concern. As members of the LIFE family, students are expected to take active steps to care for one another. The University is aware that students may not want to report suspected violations or seek help for other students for fear they may face adjudication for alcohol and/or drug violations themselves. In an effort to create a culture of care and encourage students to report violations or seek emergency help for others, the Responsible Action Protocol has been created. The Responsible Action Protocol (RAP) provides alternative resolution options for students who seek help for other students in the following ways: • Seeking help for self or others related to alcohol and/or other drug related emergencies. • Reporting instances of sexual assault and sexual misconduct to the University (this applies to victims of sexual assault/misconduct and those who may have been witness to such an incident). 52


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For alcohol or drug related emergencies • The student who contacts an appropriate resource (i.e. law enforcement or University staff ) on behalf of a drugged or intoxicated student must remain with that student until help arrives. • The student seeking assistance for a drugged or intoxicated student must provide law enforcement or staff his/her name when they call. • The student must complete a meeting with the Director of Student Conduct within five business days of the initial report and agree to complete any additional assessments or treatment requested by the Director. Failure to do so will result in the RAP being revoked and may result in charges being filed. • The RAP does not apply to individuals experiencing an alcohol or drug related emergency who are found by law enforcement or University Personnel (Resident Assistants, staff, faculty, campus safety officers, etc). • The RAP can only be enacted once per student. Any further alcohol or drug related incidents may result in charges being filed with the Director of Student Conduct. • The University reserves the right to adjudicate any case in which the violations are egregious. For incidents of sexual assault or sexual misconduct – • Students reporting being a victim of sexual assault or sexual misconduct will not face disciplinary action for being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. • Students who witness instances of sexual assault or sexual misconduct and report these instances to the University will not face disciplinary action for being under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. • Students should be aware that the Responsible Action Protocol does not prevent or dismiss action by local, state and federal authorities.

Drug-Free Schools, Community and Workplace Policy Pursuant to the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1986, and the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the University has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. The policy will be reviewed and amended as necessary. Employees will be apprised of changes. The University is committed to the health and wellbeing of its staff and other people who receive University services. The University has a vested interest in the welfare of its employees, who administer and operate the University’s programs of education, research and service, but also serves as well as interest in serving and promoting the advancement of the general health of our society. Substance and alcohol abuse are dangerous to your health. The use of alcohol and non-prescription drugs in the workplace may affect an employee’s ability to perform satisfactorily, the performance and wellbeing of other employees and students and the University‘s ultimate function and reputation. For these reasons and others, the University requires the participation of all employees and students in maintaining a drug-free school and work environment. The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance (prescription or nonprescription) and alcohol are prohibited, including all University properties, functions, business and vehicles. Alcoholic beverages will be permitted at University events only with the permission of the President or his designee and notification of Campus Safety. Advertising of the event will not include specific references to the fact that alcoholic beverages will be provided. Student events require identification confirming the individual is of legal drinking age. At any event where alcohol is served, non-alcoholic beverages must be continuously available in equal or greater quantity and food must be available as well. The serving of alcoholic beverages must stop at least 45 minutes before the scheduled end of the activity and alternative transportation should be provided for any individual in attendance that has overindulged in alcohol. 53


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Any employee or student worker who is convicted of a criminal violation involving illegal drugs or alcohol in the workplace is required to notify the Department of Human Resources within five days of the conviction. Life University is committed to providing a safe work environment and to fostering the wellbeing and health of its employees. That commitment is jeopardized when any University employee illegally uses drugs on or off the job, comes to work under their influence, possesses, distributes or sells drugs in the workplace, or abuses alcohol on the job. Therefore, the University has established the following policy:

Violations Employees and student workers who are suspected of violating this policy on alcohol and drugs may be suspended without pay immediately pending an investigation. If the investigation results in a determination that a violation of this policy on alcohol and drugs has occurred, the violator shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination and referral to legal authorities for prosecution. The University also offers resource information on various other means of employee assistance in our community, including but not limited to drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs. Employees are encouraged to use this resource file, which is located in the Human Resources office.

Alcohol Policy Legal Requirements: • The legal alcohol drinking age in Georgia is 21 effective September 30, 1986. The purchase, possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited to those under the drinking age. It is also unlawful to serve alcoholic beverages to those under the drinking age. • No person under the legal drinking age shall misrepresent his or her age or identity in any manner whatsoever; including, but not limited to, using any false identification; for the purpose of purchasing or obtaining any alcoholic beverage. • Alcohol may not be sold on the Life University campus. It is unlawful for any person to consume alcoholic beverages or transport open containers of alcoholic beverages on or upon public areas. • No alcoholic beverage shall be provided to any person who is in a state of noticeable intoxication. • Service of alcoholic beverages shall at all times comply with applicable laws of the State of Georgia and requirements of the county and/or city where the function occurs. Life University Requirements The following rules and regulations must be observed on the Life University Campus and in situations in which a unit or sub-unit of Life University or a recognized student organization holds a function off-campus where alcohol is to be served. 1. Location—Alcoholic beverages are prohibited except in the following locations to those of legal drinking age with the appropriate restrictions as follows: A. On-Campus Facilities: i. The Village Retreat and The Commons—Alcohol may only be served and consumed inside private residences by residents and their guests of legal age. ii. All other Life University buildings and grounds—Alcohol may only be served and consumed by permission of the President or his designee. Specific permission for such consumption must be given in writing by an administrator at the level of vice president or higher. This policy applies to all campus individuals as well as organized activities including Life University intramural sports events and Life University athletic events.

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B. Off-Campus Facilities: i. If alcohol is to be served at an off-campus function of an organization, the President or his/her designee must be notified in writing in advance of such event that alcohol will be served at such event. iii. Sponsoring groups’ programming efforts should reflect the fundamental principle that alcohol will be served as an amenity to the event, and should not be used as an enticement to participate in a campus event. Specific reference to alcohol in promotional materials and invitations for Life University events is prohibited. Promotions may include a statement requesting that students bring proper I.D. iii. Any open event* at which alcohol will be served must be registered two weeks prior to the event. *Open events typically are those to which persons other than sponsoring group members and their dates are invited and for which public advertisements/announcements (on campus or off ) are made as a general invitation. Though public announcements from private/closed parties may be issued, they should indicate “members only.” The following additional guidelines apply to open events only: a. The name of a person in the sponsoring group responsible for servers will be required on the approval form for open events. b. Life University Campus Safety personnel will be required for open campus events where alcohol is to be served. The sponsoring group(s) will be responsible for security-related costs. The number of Life University Campus Safety personnel will be determined through consultation with the office of the Vice President of Student Services. 4. The use of any funds of Life University, including but not limited to Student Services monies, or any attempt to obligate such funds, for the use, consumption, possession, distribution or sale of alcoholic beverages is strictly prohibited, except when special permission is granted in writing by the President or his/her designee. 5. Alcohol may not be sold* on campus. Alcohol may be sold at Life University events in off-campus facilities, but only if the proprietor/ seller holds the required licenses for the sale and servicing of alcohol.

*The sale or the appearance of the selling of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by law on any college or university campus in the state of Georgia.

6. At functions where alcoholic beverages are served, direct access shall be limited to a person(s) designated as the server(s). Servers will be responsible for checking identification and proof of age before serving. 7. Proper identification will be required as proof of age (Life University ID not acceptable) for service of alcohol. Proper identification or any document issued by a governmental agency containing the person’s photograph and date of birth and includes a driver’s license or passport. Two forms of ID may be necessary in some cases to establish proof of age and/or affiliation with Life University. Non-University guests who wish to attend an event where alcoholic beverages are being served must be accompanied by a Life University representative (student, faculty or staff member) with a current Life University identification card. 8. Persons who attend an approved event at which alcoholic beverages are being served may not carry in their own alcoholic beverage. 9. Distribution and consumption of alcoholic beverages is permitted only within the approved area designated for the event. 10. Adequate proportions of food and non-alcoholic beverages to alcoholic beverages will be considered as criteria 55


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for event approval. A reasonable portion of the budget should be designated for the purchase of food items. The amount of alcohol served at any event shall be proportionate to the expected attendance of the event. Nonalcoholic beverages must be featured as prominently as alcoholic beverages. 11. No social event shall include any form of “drinking contest” in its activities or promotion and alcohol may not be given as an award or prize. Any activity that contributes to alcohol overindulgence or abuse is strictly prohibited. 12. The group sponsoring the event must ensure compliance with any host facility regulation. 13. The serving of alcoholic beverages shall be limited to the hours scheduled for the event. If a function lasts two hours or more, the serving of alcoholic beverages must stop at least 45 minutes before the scheduled end of the activity. 14. Organizations that have authorized alcohol at their function need to provide alternative transportation to any individual in attendance that has overindulged in alcohol or appears to be under the influence of alcohol. 15. Appropriate measures for clean up of a campus facility will be required of the group sponsoring the event. In addition to the above guidelines, student clubs and organizations must comply with the policies and procedures set forth in the Life University Clubs and Organizations Handbook. Alleged violations of this policy by an individual student or by a student organization shall be referred to the Director of Student Conduct.

Commercial Funding Sources • Any off-campus group wishing to give away alcoholic beverages on campus may do so only if the sponsoring Life University group has met all policy requirements and permission is granted by the appropriate Life University official. • Life University groups shall not engage in co-sponsorship with outside agents for any event(s) including multiple alcoholic drink offers (e.g. two for one, three for one). • Life University‘s name shall not be used in conjunction with any commercial co-sponsoring related to alcohol. Revised, 2010

Standards of Conduct with Regard to Alcohol and Drugs The University may develop additional guidelines or explanations of this policy in order to assist students with understanding and complying with the policy. Furthermore, all provisions of the Life University Standards of Conduct that refer to alcoholic beverages are in full force and effect and are not affected by any of the provisions of this policy. (Life University Honor Code / Standards of Conduct Section D. Responsibility 1. Alcohol Misuse and 2 Drug Misuse)

Enforcement 1. Adherence to these policies on alcohol and drugs shall be the individual and personal responsibility of each member of the student body, staff, faculty or administration of Life University. 2. Direct responsibility and accountability for the enforcement of these policies are imposed upon students, members of the staff, faculty or administrators of Life University who, in the course of their duties, participate in the arrangement or sponsorship organization of institutionally-sponsored events, whether taking place on property owned or leased by Life University. 3. Direct responsibility and accountability are imposed upon faculty advisors to student organizations approved by Life University, together with all elected or appointed officers thereof, to ensure strict compliance with these policies. 4. All approved student organizations must implement a self-monitoring system to ensure compliance with this policy. The officers of each organization will certify, in writing, to the office of the Vice President of Student 56


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Services, that the organization is aware of and will comply with the provisions of this policy. 5. Faculty/staff advisors will be present to monitor student group/functions where alcohol is being used. 6. Advisors or advisory boards of all student organizations: a. Must be familiar with the alcohol and drug policy and the sanctions for noncompliance. b. Are required to report to the Vice President of Student Services any cases of alcohol abuse, drug abuse or illegal service of alcoholic beverages. 7. Every member of the Life University community is encouraged to refer a student, staff member, administrator or faculty member with drug or alcohol problems to the Student Success Center of Life University, to the Vice President of Student Services, to the Director of Student Conduct or to the Student Behavioral Assessment Team (SBAT).

ELIGIBILITY POLICY ON EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES A student on disciplinary probation may not represent the University in any athletic competition. A student who has been suspended may not participate in any University activities.

FACILITIES Buildings and Grounds The facilities of Life University are available for use by recognized Life University organizations. The Office of Student Services is responsible for approving student functions to be held on campus. After the beginning of each quarter, the Office of Student Services will determine the availability of the buildings/facilities and should be contacted by those persons (students, employees) interested in using the facilities.

Athletic Fields The athletic fields located across from 1415 Barclay Circle are not general use facilities. All activities must be pre-approved by the Department of Athletics (770-426-2616) before being held on the fields. A pass is signed and issued by the Department of Athletics. Users of the fields will be asked to produce the pass, which outlines the organization using the field, the date and time of use granted. Use of the facilities is a privilege for the Life University community and these steps are necessary to identify the people accessing the facilities.

FIREARMS AND WEAPONS Firearms and weapons are not permitted on the campus at any time with the exception of duly authorized state and federal certified law enforcement officers. Any law enforcement officer visiting the campus or attending classes must register with the Campus Safety Department prior to proceeding to their desired location. Offenses involving firearms and weapons will be handled through criminal procedures and/or by the Conduct Review Board or the Executive Director of Student Services.

GRADUATION CEREMONIES Life University holds four graduation exercises on campus once per year for the College of Chiropractic and twice for the College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies. Students may only participate in a graduation ceremony if they have completed or are scheduled to complete all requirements by the date of the graduation ceremony. Undergraduate and Master’s students who complete their degree requirements in September will be eligible for the December graduation ceremony. Undergraduate and Master’s students who complete their degree requirements in March will be eligible for the June graduation ceremony. The University reserves the right to alter the minimum requirements for participation in the graduation ceremonies. No one will be considered as having graduated until all requirements are fulfilled. 57


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Graduate students may participate in the graduation ceremonies if they meet the eligibility requirements as set by the Graduate faculty (having completed all graduation requirements including having taken, being registered for or having an IP for their comprehensive exams).

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES Grades A student who is contesting a grade should first discuss his or her concerns with the faculty member. If resolution cannot be achieved the student may appeal to the appropriate Department Head or Division Chair. If resolution cannot be achieved the student may appeal to the Dean of the college in which he or she is enrolled. If resolution cannot be achieved the student may appeal the matter to the Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs whose decision is final and un-appealable.

Attendance All students are required to follow the Life University Attendance Policy as published in the Life University Catalog unless the instructor has amended the policy in the course syllabus. Students who wish to appeal the instructor‘s decision regarding attendance may do so to the appropriate Department Head or Division Chair. The decision of the Department Head or Division Chair is final and un-appealable. Students enrolled at Life University may contact Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission. Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission 2082 E Exchange Pl. #220 Tucker, GA 30084-5334 (770) 414-3300 http://www.gnpec.org http://rules.sos.state.ga.us/docs/392/5/06.pdf

HAZING POLICY All students or other persons associated with any University organizations are prohibited from engaging in any activity that can be described as hazing. Per Georgia Hazing Law (Sec. 16-5-61. Hazing) 1. As used in this Code section, the term: A) “Haze” means to subject a student to an activity, which endangers or is likely to endanger the physical health of a student, regardless of a student’s willingness to participate in such activity. In “school” means any school, college or university in this state. B) “School organization” means any club, society, fraternity, sorority or a group living together, which has students as its principal members. C) “Student” means any person enrolled in a school in this state. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person to haze any student in connection with or as a condition or precondition of gaining acceptance, membership, office or other status in a school organization. 3. Any person who violates this Code section shall be guilty of misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature. For further information, please refer to the Life University Honor Code and Standards of Conduct, questions may be directed to the Director of Student Conduct or the Director of Student Engagement and Leadership.

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STUDENT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY Section 1. Introduction The mission of Life University is to empower each student with the education, skills and values needed for career success and life fulfillment based on a vitalistic philosophy. The University’s undergraduate, graduate and professional programs - each one committed to excellence in teaching, learning, research and the overall student experience - offer a vision and the promise for a meaningful life, the proficiencies necessary to achieve optimum personal performance and the wisdom to become transformational leaders in an increasingly diverse, global and dynamic world. Inherent in these objectives is the need to encourage the development of new and useful devices and processes, the publication of scholarly works, and the development of computer software. Such activities (1) contribute to the professional development of the faculty, staff or students involved, (2) enhance the reputation of the Life University, (3) provide additional educational opportunities for participating students and (4) promote the general welfare of the public at large. Patentable inventions and materials may come about because of activities of Life University students who have been aided wholly or in part through the use of resources of Life University. It becomes significant, therefore, to ensure the utilization of such inventions for the public good and to expedite their development and marketing. The rights and privileges, as well as the incentive, of the inventor must be preserved so that his or her abilities and those of other faculty, staff or students of Life University may be further encouraged and stimulated. Life University recognizes and encourages the publication of scholarly works by its students. Life University acknowledges that faculty, staff, or students regularly prepare for publication, usually through individual effort and initiative, articles, pamphlets, books and other scholarly works which may be subject to copyright and which may generate royalty income for the author. Publication may also result from work supported either partially or completely by Life University. With the advent of innovative techniques and procedures the variety and number of materials which might be created in a university community have increased significantly, causing the ownership of such copyrightable materials to become increasingly complex. Life University recognizes the need for enhanced development and dissemination of software technology as a means of expressing both old and new knowledge. Inasmuch as Life University is aware of the dynamic nature of software and that the value of intellectual property comes from the ability of its owner to control its use and that such value is directly related to the degree of protection it enjoys under the law, Life University seeks to protect such expressions of knowledge by the utilization of Intellectual Property Policy for Students (Approved: December 13, 2010), which outlines appropriate intellectual property laws and the creation of comprehensive software technology transfer policies and procedures. Accordingly, Life University does hereby establish the following policy with respect to the development, protection, and transfer of rights to Intellectual Property resulting from the work of its students.

Section 2. Definitions “Intellectual Property” shall be deemed to refer to patentable materials, copyrighted materials, trademarks, software and trade secrets, whether or not formal protection is sought. “Patentable Materials” shall be deemed to refer to (1) a novel plant variety of a sexually reproduced plant, as described in 7 U.S.C. 2321 et seq., (2) a patentable plant, as described in 35 U.S.C. 161 and (3) items other than software which reasonably appear to qualify for protection under the patent laws of the United States or other protective statutes, whether or not patentable thereunder. “Copyrighted Materials” shall include the following: (1) books, journal articles, texts, glossaries, bibliographies, study guides, laboratory manuals, syllabi, tests and proposals; (2) lectures, musical or dramatic compositions, unpublished scripts; (3) films, filmstrips, charts, transparencies and other visual aids; (4) video and audio tapes or cassettes; (5) live video and audio broadcasts; (6) programmed instructional materials; (7) mask works; and (8) other materials or works 59


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other than software which qualify for protection under the copyright laws of the United States (see 17 U.S.C. 102 et seq.) or other protective statutes whether or not registered there under. “Software” shall include one or more computer programs existing in any form, or any associated operational procedures, manuals or other documentation, whether or not protectable or protected by patent or copyright. The term “computer program” shall mean a set of instructions, statements or related data that, in actual or modified form, is capable of causing a computer or computer system to perform specified functions. “Trademarks” shall include all trademarks, service marks, trade names, seals, symbols, designs, slogans or logotypes developed by or associated with the University System or any of its institutions. (See 15 U.S.C. 1127.) “Trade Secrets” means information including, but not limited to, technical or nontechnical data, a formula, a pattern, a compilation, a program, a device, a method, a technique, a drawing, a process, financial data, financial plans, product plans or a list of actual or potential customers or suppliers which: (i) derives economic value, actual or potential, from not being generally known to, and not being readily ascertainable by proper means by, other persons who can obtain economic value from its disclosure or use; and (ii) is the subject of efforts that are reasonable under the circumstances to maintain its secrecy. (See O.C.G.A. 10-1-761.)

Section 3. Determination of Rights and Equities in Intellectual Property Rights and equities in intellectual property created by Life University students shall be determined by Life University based upon the property’s inclusion in one of the following categories: A. Sponsor-Supported Efforts: A grant or contract between the sponsor and Life University, under which Intellectual Property is produced, may contain specific provisions with respect to disposition of rights to these materials. The sponsor (1) may specify that the materials be placed in the public domain, (2) may claim reproduction, license-free use or other rights, or (3) may assign all rights to the Institution. In those cases where royalty income is realized by Life University, the inventor or creator may appropriately share in the royalty income. The nature and extent of inventor or creator participation in royalty income, however, shall be subject to sponsor and negotiation between student and Life University through Life University’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. B. Life University-Assigned Efforts: Ownership of Intellectual Property developed as a result of assigned institutional effort shall reside with Life University; however, sharing of royalty income with the inventor or creator is authorized as an incentive to encourage further development of Intellectual Property. The nature and extent of inventor or creator participation in royalty income, however, shall be subject to negotiation between student and Life University through Life University’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. C. Life University-Assisted Individual Effort: Ownership of Intellectual Property developed by students of Life University where Life University provides support of their efforts or use of Life University resources in more than a purely incidental way (unless such resources are available without charge to the public) shall be shared by the student inventor or creator and Life University. The nature and extent of inventor or creator participation in royalty income, however, shall be subject to negotiation between the student creator or inventor and Life University through Life University’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. D. Individual Effort: Rights to Intellectual Property developed by students of Life University shall reside with the inventor or creator of such Intellectual Property provided that: (1) there is no use except in a purely incidental way, of Life University resources in the creation of such Intellectual Property (unless such resources are available without charge to the public); (2) the Intellectual Property is not prepared in accordance with the terms of a Life University contract or grant; (3) the Intellectual Property is not developed by students as a specific Life University assignment. The nature and extent of the use of institution resources shall be subject to Life University regulations and shall be determined by the Life University Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. 60


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E. Other Efforts: Ownership rights to Intellectual Property developed under any circumstances other than those listed in Section 3. A.-D. of this policy shall be determined on an individual basis and approved by the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Life University or his or her designated representative. The nature and extent of inventor or creator participation in royalty income, however, shall be subject to negotiation between the student creator or inventor and Life University through Life University’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Section 4. Intellectual Property Committee Intellectual Property activities shall be under the general cognizance of the Life University Intellectual Property Committee. This committee shall consist of the current Research Advisory Council and two guest representatives from the Conduct Review Board. In the event that a meeting is necessary, recommendations from the Intellectual Property Committee will be forwarded to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; who will review and make final decision. The Committee shall have the responsibility of (1) recommending to the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer the rights and equities in Intellectual Property, (2) recommending changes in policy and procedure pertaining to Intellectual Property, (3) providing communication with Life University personnel as to the proper procedures for identifying and protecting Intellectual Property and (4) recommending the disposition of all Intellectual Property. The disposition of Intellectual Property shall fall into one of three categories of recommendations to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer: (1) approval of the appropriate Intellectual Property protection by Life University, (2) recommendation of rejection and releasing of rights in the Intellectual Property to the inventor/author or (3) recommendation that Life University has no rights in the Intellectual Property.

Section 5. Intellectual Property Policy Applicability to Students The Intellectual Property policy of Life University shall apply to all Life University part-time, full-time or auditing students. For the purpose of application of this policy, the term “Life University student” is defined to include all part-time, full-time or auditing students. Life University students shall promptly report to the Intellectual Property Committee in writing, through the Office of Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activity, all Intellectual Property invented or created by them which is reasonably likely to have commercial value and shall provide such information and upon such forms as the Office may request. The Office of Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activity will forward this information to the Intellectual Property Committee along with a request that the Committee recommend to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer the rights and equities in the Intellectual Property. Life University students may request the use of administrative structure associated with the Intellectual Property policy of Life University to pursue intellectual property in which they would normally have full rights, as described herein at Section 3.D., “Individual Effort.” In exchange and consideration for this service, the individual will be required to assign to Life University or its designee, his or her rights in the Intellectual Property. The inventor/author shall share in royalties as agreed upon by the inventor/author and Life University of its designee.

Section 6. Administration of the Consideration of Rights in Intellectual Policy A. The Director of Office of Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activity shall administer the principles and policies set forth herein. B. If the administration of Life University decides not to pursue development of the Intellectual Property, or takes no specific action which indicates an intent to do so, within 120 days after the receipt of the Intellectual Property report by the Office of Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activity, all rights may revert to the inventor/author upon written request. 61


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C. If Life University pursues development of the Intellectual Property it shall take action within 270 days after the issuance of the final, written recommendation of the Intellectual Property Committee. If Life University fails to act within this period, all rights may revert to the inventor/author upon written request. D. If Life University pursues development of the Intellectual Property but subsequently abandons such pursuit, all rights revert to the inventor/author upon written request. E. The division of any net revenues generated as a result of the licensure, sale or other development of any Intellectual Property developed in this Policy shall be in accordance with Section F. For purposes of this policy, “net revenues” is defined as gross revenues less any expenditures borne by Life University, the Board of Trustees of Life University, Life University Office of Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activity or their designees in obtaining protection for the development of Intellectual Property, and any and all expenditures incurred by Life University, the Board of Trustees of Life University, Life University Office of Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activity or their designees, in contemplation of or the maintenance of any litigation or controversy between any parties involving rights under such Intellectual Property. F. Where royalty or other revenue is received by the University as a result of successful commercialization of an invention by a license or the like, the University will share such revenue with the inventor(s). The inventor(s) will normally receive 40 percent of the first twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) revenue, 35 percent of the second twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) revenue, and 30 percent of any additional revenue from his/her or their invention which is received by the University, after the University has been reimbursed for developmental, marketing, patent protection and related expenses incurred in connection with a particular invention. In those cases where the invention is made under a grant sponsored by a governmental or private agency. The inventor’s share will vary in accordance with the terms of the grant. Where co-inventors are involved, they shall share the inventor’s portion of the revenue equally, unless there is an agreement between the inventors that establishes a different distribution. When an inventor actively cooperates and contributes to the development and marketing of an invention, the deduction made from revenue for developmental expenses is reduced and the inventor’s royalty is accordingly increased as to total amount. Any net revenue accruing to the University from commercial use of University-owned intellectual property shall be used first to defray research and product development expenses, to pay application royalties and, thereafter, for technological and scientific research. The University, at its sole discretion, may release to an inventor, by written instrument only, those inventions owned by, but not of interest to the University. Requests for such releases should be made to the Executive Vice and Chief Financial Officer. If Life University assigns the Intellectual Property to an outside party or affiliated nonprofit corporation for development and if that party abandons pursuit of the Intellectual Property or takes no specific action which indicates an intent to pursue development of the Intellectual Property within the scope of its agreement with Life University, within 90 days or within the time specified by the contract of assignment, all rights to the Intellectual Property shall revert to the Life University for a period of 90 days. If Life University fails to take action to exploit the Intellectual Property within said 90 days, all rights in the Intellectual Property shall revert to the inventor/author upon written request.

Section 7. Appeals Life University students shall have the right to appeal the decision of the Intellectual Property Committee. Appeals shall be made in writing to the Provost of Life University within 30 days of the final decision of the executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The student shall state the decision complained of and the redress desired. 62


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In the event that the outcome of the appeals process to the Provost does not meet the student’s expectations, the student may request that a review of the decision be conducted by the Office of the President with final option of review presented to the Board of Trustees through the executive office.

Section 8. Conflicts with Trustees’ Policies In the event of a conflict between this policy and the official Patent Policy of the Board of Trustees, the latter shall prevail.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Life University offers the following services to international students through a partnership with International Programs and Student Services.

International Programs/Enrollment Services • Makes sure students maintain F-1 status. • Initiates I-20 documents for students and dependents. • Updates I-20 documents in the event that there is a change in program, major or if they are lost, stolen or damaged. • Processes OPT applications (post optional practical training). • Verifies eligibility of on-campus employment. • Processes extension of stay application (for students who are out of visa status or will not finish program in time). • Signs I-20 documents (annually) for those students traveling out of the United States.

Student Services • Acculturation • Assistance connecting to other resources on campus • Academic Advising

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT POLICY It is the responsibility of the international student to maintain lawful immigration status. The student is responsible for fully and properly complying with all laws and regulations of the United States, the State of Georgia and local governments. In order to maintain lawful F-1 status, please adhere to the following policies: • Update address. Every time you move from one location to another, YOU MUST NOTIFY the Enrollment Office and the Registrar’s Office within 10 days of your move. Failure to report address change within 10 days will result in termination of status. • Documents: Maintain a valid I-20. To determine validity, look in section 5, where it says “complete studies no later than (date).” The date must not expire. It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that their I-20s are valid at all times while studying in the United States. I-20s need to be signed annually. Keep passport valid at all times. To renew passports that will expire while in the United States, visa-holders should contact their embassy or consulate in the U.S. for instructions. This process can take several months - start applying for a renewal six months before it expires. Students are also required to have a visa (except Canadian students) and an I-94 card. • Maintain full-time, degree seeking status: DC and undergraduate students must take at least 12 credit hours each quarter. Master degree students must be enrolled in nine credit hours each quarter. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA in order to be in status in the undergraduate program and Doctor of Chiropractic program. In order to maintain status in the graduate degree program, a 3.0 GPA is needed. Failure to maintain full-time course load will result in termination of status. • Online Courses and Transient Studies: These courses are limited for F-1 students. They may only count a maximum of one Online Course toward their full course requirement. Audited courses do NOT count towards a 63


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full course requirement. International students who would like to engage in transient studies need prior approval by the Coordinator of International Programs. • Annual Vacation: Eligible students may take an annual vacation break after three consecutive quarters of study. The necessary paperwork must be filled out and the break must be approved by the Coordinator of International Programs. Breaks will not be given if the request is not received at least 15 days prior to the start of the quarter. • Financial Statement: Proof of finances showing that they can cover the cost of one year of studies. A financial statement must be valid for each program in which the student is enrolled. • Program Extensions. A financial statement is needed for program extensions to be granted. Failing or withdrawing from classes does not constitute a valid reason for program extensions. Extensions must be approved by your Academic Advisor and the Coordinator of International Programs at least 30 days before your I-20 will expire.

Employment • F-1 students are eligible for part time, 20 hours or less of ON CAMPUS employment ONLY. • While on annual vacation break, F-1 students can work more than 20 hours per week on campus only, but must be approved by Life University’s HR department. • Social Security numbers are only obtained after a job is found on campus. For forms and additional information, please visit: www.ssa.gov. • All students must contact the Coordinator of International Programs and Human Resources to receive work authorization before accepting employment. It is illegal to work without proper authorization. • F-1 students cannot work off campus. Choosing to work off campus is a clear violation of your F-1 student status and is subject to termination and possible deportation.

INVOLUNTARY LEAVE POLICY Life University considers the safety and welfare of its students, faculty and staff a top priority. When a student engages in behavior that violates Life University’s policies and procedures, the behavior will be addressed as a disciplinary matter under the applicable Honor Code and Standards of Conduct. The Honor Code and Standards of Conduct define prohibited conduct and outline a process for conducting disciplinary proceedings. This Involuntary Leave Policy and Procedure is not a disciplinary code, policy or process. It is intended to apply when a student’s observed conduct, actions and/or statements indicate a direct threat to the student’s own health and/or safety, or a direct threat to the health and/or safety of others. There may be situations in which both this Involuntary Leave Policy and the Honor Code and Standards of Conduct may apply. In all cases, the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee shall have final authority regarding the decision, enactment, enforcement and management of the involuntary leave of a student. The Student Behavior Assessment Team (“SBAT”) may also be involved in carrying out this policy. The purpose of SBAT is to proactively identify student behaviors of concern in order to provide a coordinated and planned approach to preventing, assessing, managing and resolving interpersonal and behavioral concerns and threats to the Life University community. SBAT makes recommendations for treatment, disciplinary action and/or other responses to the Vice President of Student Services and other campus officials as appropriate, with the ultimate goal of promoting student health, safety and success within a thriving educational environment.

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poses the probability of substantial harm to the student or others; or (2) engaging or threatening to engage in behavior which would cause significant property damage, would directly and substantially impede the lawful activities of others, or would directly and substantially interfere with or disrupt the educational process or the orderly operation of the University.

Procedure When the Vice President of Student Services, or his/her designee, based on a student’s conduct, actions or statements, has reasonable cause to believe that the student meets one or more of the criteria for involuntary leave, he or she may initiate an assessment of the student’s ability to safely participate in the University’s program. If SBAT, based on a student’s conduct, actions or statements, has reasonable cause to believe that the student meets one or more of the criteria for involuntary leave, it will bring the matter to the attention of the Vice President of Student Services, or his/her designee, who will then carry out the procedure set forth below. The Vice President of Student Services or his /her designee initiates this assessment by first meeting with the student to 1. review available information concerning the behavior and/or incidents which have caused concern; 2. provide the student with a copy of this Involuntary Leave Policy and Procedure and discuss its contents with the student; 3. provide the student an opportunity to explain his/her behavior; and 4. discuss options available to the student, such as counseling, voluntary withdrawal and evaluation for involuntary leave. If the student agrees to be placed on voluntary leave in lieu of involuntary leave and waives any right to any further procedures available under this policy, the student will be given a grade of W for all courses and will be advised in writing of any conditions necessary prior to return to the University, which may include appropriate mental health services or community resources or other conditions appropriate to the circumstances. If the student elects not to be placed on voluntary leave, and the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee continues to have reasonable cause to believe the student meets one or more of the criteria for involuntary leave, the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee may require the student to be evaluated by an appropriate mental health professional.

Evaluation The Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee may refer the student for a mandatory evaluation by an appropriate mental health professional. The mental health professional may be selected by the University, so long as there is no cost to the student for the evaluation. A written copy of the involuntary referral shall be provided to the student. The evaluation must be completed within five school days after the date the referral letter is provided to the student. Prior to the evaluation, the student will be required to sign a written authorization authorizing the exchange of relevant information among the mental health professional(s) and the University. Upon completion of the evaluation, copies of the evaluation report will be provided to the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee and the student. The mental health professional making the evaluation shall make an individualized and objective assessment of the student’s ability to safely participate in any Life University program based on a reasonable professional judgment relying on the most current medical knowledge and/or the best available objective evidence. This assessment shall include a determination of the nature, duration and severity of the risk posed by the student to the health or safety of himself/ herself or others, the probability that a potentially threatening injury will actually occur, and whether reasonable modifications of policies, practices or procedures will sufficiently mitigate the risk. The mental health professional will, with appropriate authorization, share his/her recommendation with the Vice President of Student Services, or his/her designee, who will take this recommendation into consideration in determining whether the student should be placed 65


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on involuntary leave. A copy of the mental health professional’s recommendation will be provided to the student, unless, in the opinion of the mental health professional, it would be damaging to the student to do so. If the evaluation results in a determination by the mental health professional that the student’s continued attendance presents no significant risk to the health or safety of the student or others, and no significant threat to health, safety or property, to the lawful activities of others, or to the educational processes or orderly operations of the University, no further action shall be taken to place the student on involuntary leave. However, even if involuntary leave is not imposed, the Univeristy may impose conditions and/or requirements under which the student is allowed to remain enrolled in LIFE’s programs, such as a treatment plan. If the evaluation results in a determination that the continued attendance of the student presents a significant risk to the health or safety of the student or others, such that there is a high probability of substantial harm to the student or others, or a significant threat to health, safety or property, to the lawful activities of others, or to the educational processes or orderly operations of the University, the student may be placed on involuntary leave. In such an event, the Executive Director of Student Services or his/her designee shall inform the student in writing of the decision to place him/her on involuntary leave, of the student’s right to an informal hearing, of the student’s right to appeal the decision of the hearing officer and of any conditions necessary for return to the University. A student who is placed on involuntary leave will be given a grade of W in all courses in which the student is currently enrolled. A student who, under this policy, elects to voluntarily leave, or is placed on involuntary leave, may request a refund of tuition, fees, housing payments and any other amounts. Refunds will be made in accordance with applicable University policies and procedures.

Interim Suspension The University may take emergency action to interim suspend a student pending a final decision on whether the student will be placed on involuntary leave in situations in which 1. there is imminent danger of serious physical harm to the student or others, 2. there is imminent danger of significant property damage, 3. the student is unable or unwilling to meet with the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee, 4. the student refuses to complete the mandatory evaluation, or 5. the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee determines such other exceptional circumstances exist that emergency interim suspension is warranted. In the event emergency action is taken to suspend the student on an interim basis, the student shall be given notice of the interim suspension and an opportunity to address the circumstances on which the interim suspension is based.

Informal Hearing A student who has been placed on involuntary leave may request an informal hearing before a hearing officer appointed by the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee by submitting a written request to be heard within two business days from receipt of the notice of involuntary leave. A hearing will be set as soon as possible. The student shall remain on interim suspension pending completion of the hearing. The hearing shall be informal and non-adversarial. During the hearing, the student may present relevant information and may be advised by a Life University faculty or staff member or a licensed health professional of his/her choice. The role of the advisor is limited to providing advice to the student. At the conclusion of the hearing, the hearing officer shall decide whether to uphold or reconsider the involuntary leave, and the student shall be provided written notice of the hearing officer’s decision as soon as possible. 66


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Appeal of Informal Hearing Outcome The student may appeal the hearing officer’s decision to uphold the involuntary leave to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, who shall review all information presented at the informal hearing and make a final decision as to whether or not to uphold the involuntary leave.

Effect of Involuntary Leave Students who have been placed on involuntary leave from the University or who have had the procedure in this policy initiated are generally not permitted to be on University premises or participate in University events. However, a student who has been placed on involuntary leave or suspended on an interim basis pending an appeal may be on campus, with the permission of the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee, for the purposes of participating in the processes detailed in this Policy or as otherwise required and appropriate in the discretion of the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee. The Vice President of Student Servivces or his/her designee reserves the right to request that the student be accompanied by Campus Safety while on University premises.

Conditions for Return A student who has been placed on involuntary leave of absence and who subsequently petitions to return to the University will be required to demonstrate to the Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee that the circumstances that led to the placement on involuntary leave have been satisfactorily addressed. Evidence (documentation) of the student’s readiness to return will be required from an appropriate licensed professional who is able to provide a recommendation based on their scope of practice. Specific conditions for return may include: • Appropriate, current documentation indicating that the student no longer demonstrates the behavior which led to the voluntary or involuntary leave; and/or • Verification from the provider that the student is under treatment or has been placed on a treatment plan which should prevent the behavior that led to the leave.

Deviations from Established Procedures The Vice President of Student Services or his/her designee may make such reasonable deviations to this Policy and these procedures as circumstances may require for the welfare of the involved student(s) and the University. Reasonable deviations from these procedures will not invalidate a decision or proceeding unless significant prejudice to a student may result.

Nondiscriminatory Application The University will apply this Involuntary Leave Policy in a nondiscriminatory manner, and determinations made under the policy are to be based on observation of a student’s conduct, actions and statements, and not on knowledge or belief that a student is an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality The University will maintain the confidentiality of all information regarding Involuntary Leaves of Absence in accordance with federal, state and local law, and to the greatest extent consistent with the goal of processing such Leaves. All records concerning Involuntary Leaves are confidential.

NOTICE FOR SENIOR CLINIC EXPERIENCE Students enrolled in 13th and 14th quarter clinic have the opportunity to choose their Level III Clinic experience. Options include: Life Outreach Clinics, PEAK and International PEAK. For information on these options, email Dr. John Markham, Executive Director of Level III Programs at John.Markham@LIFE.edu. 67


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NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY Life University complies with federal and state law, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, citizenship or veteran status. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy applies to all employment practices at Life University and to the admission process, as well as access to treatment in and employment in LIFE’s educational programs and activities. Students who have inquiries regarding LIFE’s nondiscrimination policy may contact the Director of Student Conduct at 770-426-2700. Dr. Lisa Rubin, Director of the Student Success Center coordinates LIFE’s efforts to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act for students. Dr. Rubin can be contacted through the Student Success Center at 770426-2725.

READMISSION Any previously admitted student, regardless of prior admission status, who voluntarily or involuntarily remains out of school for less than three consecutive quarters must first petition for readmission at the Student Advocacy Center. This may require readmission evaluation by the appropriate admission committee. If the individual remains out for three consecutive quarters or more, for any reason, that individual must first re-apply for readmission (new application and application fee required) through the Office of Enrollment and their reapplication will be evaluated for readmission by the appropriate committee.

REPORTS OF ACADEMIC PROGRESS Grades are assigned and recorded for each course at the end of each academic quarter. Reports of grades are available via Life University’s” WEB Advisor”. Grade changes subsequent to the issuance of final grade reports are reflected in the student’s transcript and are also accessible via ”WEB Advisor.” No formal grade reports are issued.

SEXUAL OFFENSES AND HARASSMENT Life University reaffirms the principal that its students, administration, faculty and staff have a right to be free from harassment. Harassment in any form including sexual discrimination in the form of sexual harassment by or towards any member of the university community will not be tolerated. Sexual harassment in any situation is reprehensible. The definition of sexual harassment and offenses includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature under the following circumstances: submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or a student’s status in a course, program or activity; submission to or rejection of such conduct by an employee or student is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions. Inquiries or complaints regarding reports of sexual misconduct may be made to the University’s Title IX Coordinator Jeremy Smith in the Human Resources Department at 770-426-2611.

TOBACCO- AND SMOKE-FREE CAMPUS Life University is committed to taking all practical measures to create a safe and healthy environment. To further this goal, the University has established this policy to promote the wellbeing and health awareness of employees by reducing the risk of tobacco-related illness in compliance with applicable laws and local codes. All students, staff, faculty and visitors are prohibited from smoking and using, selling, free distributing and advertising tobacco products and electronic smoking devices (ex. e-cigarettes) in all facilities and on all University property, including Universityowned vehicles and in any privately-owned vehicle parked or operated on University property. 68


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SOLICITING ON CAMPUS Soliciting for any type of goods by any individual anywhere on campus is strictly prohibited. Outside agents are not permitted to solicit on campus. “Solicitation” is interpreted to refer to any door-to-door residential solicitation of employees or students at their places of work, in study areas, library or other areas on campus, including the placing of flyers on vehicle windshields, posting flyers on or in any buildings or the use of donation receptacles. The only exception to on-campus soliciting are fundraising projects by approved on-campus organizations and sales activities permitted by a contractual agreement approved by the President, Executive Vice President for Finance, Vice President of Advancement or the Vice President of Student Services. Life University Student Organizations must have all fundraising activities approved by the Office of Student Services. The practice of an individual selling items on campus and donating a percentage of the profits to the club in return for their sponsorship is not allowable. The club or organization must do the selling itself with all the profits going to the club or organization. Any unauthorized solicitors should be reported immediately to Campus Safety.

STUDENT RECORDS Students shall have the right to have academic and disciplinary records kept confidential subject to existing state and federal law. No official records shall be kept which reflect any alleged political activity or belief of students. No official records of the student shall be available to unauthorized persons within the institution or to any person outside the institution without the express consent of the student involved, except in cases where disclosure of records or their contents is required or allowed by law.

FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their dependent children’s education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are “eligible students.” Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), parents and eligible students have the following rights:

Right to Inspect and Review Education Record Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review their or their dependent children’s education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

Right to Amend Education Record Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school amend records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

Right to Consent to Disclosure Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education record.

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The Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-8520 However, FERPA allows schools to disclose education records without consent to the following parties or under the following conditions (34 CFR § 99.31): • School officials with legitimate educational interest • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school • Accrediting organizations • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies and state and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific state law. Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date and place of birth, honors and awards, and dates of attendance. However, schools must tell parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. Schools must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification (special letter, inclusion in a school bulletin, student handbook, or newspaper article) is left to the discretion of each school. • In a health or safety emergency • To schools in which a student seeks or intends to enroll • Results of a disciplinary hearing to an alleged victim of a crime of violence • Final results of a disciplinary hearing concerning a student who is an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence and who is found to have committed a violation of the institution’s rules or policies • Disclosure to a parent of a student under 21 if the institution determines that the student has committed a violation of its drug or alcohol rules or policies • Disclosure of information received under a community notification program concerning a student who is required to register as a sex offender in the state

Life University’s policy (under FERPA) gives the student the right: 1. To inspect his/her records. All requests for inspection must be submitted in writing. The University has up to 45 days to respond. (Every effort will be made to fill the request in a timely manner.) a. All students must give written permission for a third party to obtain any information from their files. The person(s) and/or organization’s name, date and purpose of the file review will remain logged in the student’s file. Also, the person and department who authorized the review will be noted. b. If a student is dependent, the parent may review the student’s file without written permission. Check with the specific department for age requirements determining dependent status. Neither parents nor spouses of our students can obtain grade or registration information without the written consent of the student, on file in the Registrar’s Office. 2. To amend a record he/she believes is inaccurate. The student must write the University official responsible for the record, identify that part of the record he/she wants changed, and specify why it is inaccurate. The University will 70


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notify the student of the decision within 45 days and advise the student of the right to a hearing if the record was not amended to the student’s request. 3. To request a hearing. The student will be notified within 45 days of the request with the time, place and procedure of the hearing. The department which has authority for the change request will provide the committee and the procedures for the hearing. 4. To file a complaint if he/she feels the institution failed to comply with FERPA regulations. To file a complaint contact: The Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-8520 “Directory information” is information not generally considered harmful or an invasion of privacy if disclosed. Includes, but is not limited to: • name, address, telephone number • date and place of birth • weight and height of athletes • dates of attendance • field of study • degrees and awards • most recent/previous school attended • participation in officially recognized activities and sports Students who wish to be omitted from the directory or any other student publication must inform the Registrar’s Office in writing. The option may be changed once a year only. Life University publishes an email directory on its website.

Possible Federal and State Data Collection and Use As of January 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education’s FERPA regulations expand the circumstances under which your education records and personally identifiable information (PII) contained in such records—including your Social Security Number, grades or other private information—may be accessed without your consent. First, the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities (“Federal and State Authorities”) may allow access to your records and PII without your consent to any third party designated by a Federal or State Authority to evaluate a federal- or state-supported education program. The evaluation may relate to any program that is “principally engaged in the provision of education,” such as early childhood education and job training, as well as any program that is administered by an education agency or institution. Second, Federal and State Authorities may allow access to your education records and PII without your consent to researchers performing certain types of studies, in certain cases even when we object to or do not request such research. Federal and State Authorities must obtain certain use-restriction and data security promises from the entities that they authorize to receive your PII, but the Authorities need not maintain direct control over such entities. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain and share without your consent PII from your education records, and they may track your participation in education and other programs by linking such PII to other personal information about you that they obtain from other Federal or State data sources, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service and migrant student records systems.

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WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY To withdraw from the University, you must initiate the action sequentially as follows: 1. Obtain “Withdrawal/Hiatus Form” from Registrar’s Office. 2. Complete, sign and date the form. 3. Take the form to Accounting for signature. 4. Take the form to Financial Aid for signature. 5. Take the signed form back to the Registrar Office. If the “Withdrawal/Hiatus Form” is not properly completed and signed by the Registrar’s Office, a refund, if applicable, cannot be processed. 6. Be aware that all loan agencies, veterans’ or other appropriate agencies will be notified of your change of status. 7. The Accounting Office will receive a copy of your approved withdrawal form and a credit to your account will be made on a pro-rated basis. If you have made full or partial payment on your tuition/fees by check, cash or credit card and you desire a refund, you must notify the Accounting Office and furnish a mailing address if necessary. 8. If you have not attended class and withdraw from school, some financial aid received for that quarter may be an over-award. Life University will take steps to collect the over-award from you in the case of campus-based aid. For other educational loans, the lender will be promptly notified. The procedure to appeal for a higher percentage of credit when a student withdraws from school is to act promptly in writing, by submitting an appeal to the academic dean of the appropriate school. Reasons for submitting request are undue hardship resulting from death of an immediate relative of the student, injury or illness of the student, or other special circumstances.

Withdrawal from all Classes: Refunds and Return of Financial Aid For students who have followed the withdrawal procedures outlined in the preceding section, the date the student notified the University of their “intent to withdraw” will be the official date of withdrawal. If a student fails to notify Life University that they have stopped attending classes, then Life University will determine the student’s withdrawal date by checking available attendance records. In the event that the last day of attendance cannot be determined, the mid-point of the quarter will be used. In accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998, Life University will provide a refund that matches the federal return of Title IV funds, if the student has withdrawn on or before the 60 percent point of the quarter. Students receiving federal Title IV financial assistance will be subject to a “Return of Title IV Funds” calculation. This calculation determines the percentage of the quarter completed, the percentage of federal financial aid earned and the amount of federal financial aid that must be returned by the University and by the student. Depending upon the types and amounts of financial aid received and the date of withdrawal, the student may be required to repay some of the financial aid previously received. If the official withdrawal date is after the “60 percent” point of the quarter, no return of Title IV funds will be required. Samples of “Return of Title IV Funds” calculations are available upon request from either the offices of Financial Aid or Student Accounting. For students enrolled in the full quarter 11-week classes, the after 60 percent point of quarter is the 46th day (Thursday of the 7th week); For students enrolled in the 5-week accelerated classes, the after 60 percent point of quarter is the 23rd day (Tuesday of the 4th week - 1st 5 weeks and Thursday of the 9th week - 2nd 5 weeks); 72


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For any MS students enrolled in the summer quarter 5-week classes, the after 60 percent point of quarter is the 23rd day (Thursday of the 4th week). Students who earn a grade (other than “W, WF or WNP�) in at least one course in a quarter will not be considered withdrawn but remaining courses will be dropped. Life University will refund the appropriate amounts according to the specific order of priority as prescribed in the law and regulation.

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Life University Honor Code Our Commitment to Integrity The Expectation Continuum: Tolerance, Respect and Honor Life University embraces a central role for integrity in its pursuit of its Mission. LIFE recognizes that its approach to integrity covers an increasingly responsive continuum in approaches. At one end of the spectrum, LIFE recognizes the highest ideals of integrity. We understand how each person‘s commitment to integrity honors and elevates the entire community. That our approach to issues of integrity are grounded in the highest and noblest aspirations of human beings: to honor and defend the commitments of ourselves and others, to act honorably, to be honest, responsible, worthy of trust and act with the highest levels of responsibility. We see the exemplars of this approach throughout our country‘s history: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr. On the other end of the integrity spectrum, Life University recognizes and understands that it is necessary to ground those high ideals into a well-codified and structured set of rules for its members to follow. These rules provide the barest minimum level of integrity that the community will tolerate. Anyone failing to behave at or above these minimums must face processes designed to improve their behavior to a higher level in order to continue their membership in the LIFE community. The vast majority of the members of the LIFE community exist in between these two levels. Life University embraces the notion that integrity is not a state, rather that it is a daily striving, a struggle to reach closer to the highest ideals despite pressures to retreat to the lower levels that result in complaints, investigations, hearings and sanctions. This results in a community based on mutual respect. Life University understands and embraces the centrality of the students’ experience to learn more than academic content, but also to develop skills and values that will support them in managing their approach to integrity their whole life. To this end, LIFE charged a special task force in 2005 to develop this Guide to Academic Integrity and the accompanying program. Life University‘s leadership is committed to support in any way possible the manifestation of integrity on the campus, in its myriad of forms and many levels of manifestation. LIFE recognizes five essential components to integrity on campus and expects faculty members, staff and students to embrace these concepts and to live them on a daily basis, on and off campus: Responsibility Along with the rights of being a member of the LIFE academic community comes the principle of responsibility. Every member of the LIFE community is charged with accountability for upholding the Institution’s core values and expectations. Every member of the LIFE community is expected to exemplify the University’s standards and practices. Respect At the core of the LIFE community lies a deep regard for other human beings. Faculty members and students respect each other as people, not as means to an end. Faculty members show respect by valuing students’ goals and ideas, by engaging students and each other with intellectual rigor and discipline, providing honest feedback on students’ and peers’ work with a view to improvement, and by treating every member of the LIFE community as a valued individual. Honesty Honesty is the cornerstone of the academic enterprise. At LIFE, our educational focus is on the Core Proficiencies. Intellectual and personal honesty is the hallmark of Life University‘s endeavors to advance truth, and to explore deeper understanding of human health and behavior. In creating the next generation of graduates to initiate needed change in society, LIFE recognizes the centrality of both honesty and candor. Trust Life University’s policies and practices are based upon a fundamental recognition among its members that at the core of each and every human being is an innate intelligence that shares common origin. This understanding creates an awareness among LIFE community members of its common mission — to improve the world by applying intellects and energy in positive 74


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directions. This understanding provides the foundation for a fundamental expectation of positive and supportive behavior from other members of the LIFE community. Fairness Life University provides fair evaluation processes for all members of the LIFE community. It is an important value at LIFE to have processes spelled out clearly and administered equitably across the organization. Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. President of Life University

PERSONAL AND ACADEMIC INTEGRITY AT LIFE UNIVERSITY The first of the Core Proficiencies at Life University is Integrity and Citizenship. The following documents will help explain the University’s expectations for personal and academic integrity. These documents are the Life University Honor Code, the Standards of Conduct, processes involved in administering the Honor Code and Standards of Conduct, as well as a flow chart and the necessary forms required to navigate through the process in the event a violation has been alleged. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the content and processes contained within this document.

LIFE UNIVERSITY HONOR CODE Students All members of the Life University community are entrusted with the responsibility of upholding ethical goals and values. Essential to the fundamental purpose of Life University is a personal commitment to the principles of Integrity and Citizenship. Integrity provides the underpinning for the responsible exercise of our rights and responsibilities as civil human beings within our community. Integrity leads to empowerment and excellence, while a lack of integrity results in mediocrity. Life University teaches students how to achieve and maintain personal integrity and function as valued citizens within the academic, health care and larger communities. As individuals and members of the Life University community, we commit ourselves to act with civility, honesty and responsibility, and above all, with integrity and honor. We are accountable for all that we say, write and do. We are responsible for the academic integrity of our work. We pledge that we will not misrepresent our work, nor give or receive unauthorized aid. We commit ourselves to behave in a manner that demonstrates concern for the personal dignity, rights and freedoms of all members of the community. We are respectful of Life University property and the property of others. We will not tolerate a lack of respect for these values by anyone.

Nondiscrimination Policy Life University complies with federal and state law, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, citizenship or veteran status. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy applies to all employment practices at Life University, and to the admission, access to, treatment in and employment in LIFE’s education programs. Inquiries regarding LIFE’s student-related nondiscrimination policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources at (770) 426-2930.

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University may amend both the substantive requirements and the enforcement procedures contained herein to reflect experience gained from its implementation.

Authority Any modification of the Honor Code must be approved by the Board of Trustees upon recommendation from the President. The Life University Standards of Conduct govern the enforcement of the Honor Code. Modifications and variations in the Standards of Conduct, including the use of alternative procedures in specific contexts as mandated by federal or state law, are subject to the approval of the President. In addition, upon recommendation from a Dean, Director or the Faculty Senate, the President, Vice President of Academic Affairs or the Vice President of Student Services may permit individual units of Life University to adopt and implement area-specific standards of conduct. However, these standards may not authorize or condone conduct prohibited by, or inconsistent with, the Honor Code. Any changes to the Standards of Conduct shall be published in the Academic Quarterly and shall be in effect from the day of publication forward.

Definitions The term “student” includes all persons taking/auditing courses at Life University, either full-time or part-time, pursuing undergraduate, graduate or professional studies. Persons who withdraw after allegedly violating the Standards of Conduct, who are not officially enrolled for a particular term but who have a continuing relationship with Life University, or who have been notified of their acceptance for admission are considered “students” as are persons who are living in Life University residence, although not enrolled in this institution. The term “respondent” refers to any student or student organization or member of a student organization who has been formally charged with alleged violations of the Standards of Conduct The term “complainant” refers to any Life University community member who has filed a complaint with the Director of Student Conduct, alleging that one or more violations of the Standards of Conduct have occurred. The term “Conduct Review Board” (CRB) refers to any person or persons authorized by the Director of Student Conduct to determine whether a student has been found to have violated the Standards of Conduct and to recommend sanctions that may be imposed when a rules violation has been committed.

Enforcement The Life University Standards of Conduct shall apply to all Life University students. The procedures in the Life University Student Handbook shall govern and be followed in the case of any accused of violating the Honor Code. When a member of the Life University community serves in multiple roles, the applicable handbook will be determined by which role the respondent was serving in at the time of the alleged violation. Any conflict or dispute concerning which procedure governs the enforcement of this Honor Code shall be resolved by the Vice President of Student Services.

Jurisdiction While the activities covered by the legal system of the larger community and those covered by the Life University Standards of Conduct may overlap, it is important to note that the community‘s laws and the Life University Standards of Conduct operate independently and do not substitute for each other. Life University may pursue enforcement of its own Standards of Conduct whether or not legal proceedings are underway or even being considered, and may use information from third party sources (such as law enforcement agencies and the courts) to determine whether the Life University Standards of Conduct have been violated. Life University Standards of Conduct apply to student behavior both on campus and off campus, and enforcement of these Standards may occur regardless of where the behavior took place. In the case of allegations of sexual misconduct, the Life University Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures shall apply and supersedes the procedures and policies set forth in the Honor Code. 76


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STANDARDS OF CONDUCT Introduction The Life University Standards of Conduct apply to all members of the LIFE community. Each constituency will be governed by the appropriate handbook, policies or laws. Students are governed by the Student Disciplinary Procedures contained in this document. Faculty members are governed by the Faculty Handbook, as Staff members are governed by the Employee Handbook. Members of the Board of Trustees are governed by The Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code, the Articles of Incorporation, the By-Laws and other policies of the Life University Board of Trustees. Life University expects its community members to recognize the strength of personal differences while respecting the institutional values embodied in the Honor Code. They are encouraged to think and act for themselves, as that is the purpose of higher education. However, they must also understand that Life University has non-negotiable values in which it strongly believes. The purpose of these Standards of Conduct is to communicate these values to the Life University community, and promote an environment conducive to education, work, scholarly activity and recreation.

Civility | Community | Integrity | Responsibility A. Civility “In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.� -Thurgood Marshall 1. Disorderly Conduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any act that is lewd, indecent, disruptive or that otherwise breaches the peace, regardless of intent, when such an act is takes place on Life University premises or at any event sponsored or offered by Life University. b. Indulging in conduct during a class or examination session or while in clinic which is so disruptive as to infringe upon the rights of another member of the Life University community. 2. Harassment. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to:: a. Any act, display or communication intended to create a hostile environment or cause substantial emotional injury and/or distress on the part of the person or persons to whom it is specifically directed. This behavior frequently, but not always, involves a pattern of conduct. b. Any attempt to repeatedly make contact with a person over his/her stated objections, when such contact serves no legitimate purpose. This includes, but is not limited to, intentionally following another person on campus or in or about a public place or places. c. Any unauthorized use of electronic or other devices to make an audio, video or digital record of any person while on Life University premises without his/her prior knowledge and valid consent, when such a recording is likely to cause injury or distress. This includes, but is not limited to, surreptitiously taking pictures of another person in a gym, locker room or restroom. This provision does not preclude Life University from engaging in surveillance for the purposes of providing a safe and secure environment for its students, faculty and staff. d. Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual harassment may include, for example, an attempt to coerce an unwilling person into a sexual relationship; to repeatedly subject a person to egregious, unwelcome sexual attention or advances; to punish a refusal to comply with a sexual based request; to condition a benefit on submitting to sexual advances; sexual violence or sexual assault; intimate partner violence; stalking; and gender-based bullying. Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment. 3. Provocation. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Referring with disrespect to all peers, health professionals and members of the Life University community. b. Any act, display or communication that may reasonably be expected to cause an immediate breach of the peace by the person or persons to whom it is specifically directed. 77


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c. Any act, display or communication that reasonably may be expected to cause disruption of a Life University event. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of racial epithets or other patently offensive language in a manner that is likely to provoke an immediate breach of the peace. d. Any display or communication, whether oral or visual, that encourages an audience to take immediate action, when such action may reasonably be expected to inflict harm upon a person or persons and/or cause damage to property.

B. Community “This City is what it is because our citizens are who they are.”-Plato 1. Endangerment. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any act, display or communication that would cause a reasonable person to fear for his/her personal safety. This includes, but is not limited to, physical coercion and/or restraint. b. Causing bodily harm to a person, or engaging in aggressive physical contact that would likely have caused bodily harm, despite the lack of any measurable harm c. Any act that directly or indirectly creates a substantial risk to the safety of a person or persons and/or the Life University community. This includes, but is not limited to, falsely reporting an emergency and/or engaging in the unauthorized possession, use, or alteration of any Life University-owned emergency or safety equipment. 2. Hazing. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Participation in and/or having knowledge of and failing to report any initiation process which requires any member of the Life University community to participate in, or subjects them to, any activity which produces or is likely to produce physical, mental or emotional pain, discomfort, humiliation or embarrassment, regardless of that person’s willingness to participate in such activity in connection with or as a condition or precondition of gaining acceptance, membership, office or other status in a school organization. 3. Interference. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any act that disrupts or interferes with any educational, clinical, administrative or other aspect of Life University’s operations. This provision is not intended to prohibit organized, peaceful and orderly protests. 4. Non-Compliance. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any failure to comply with a reasonable request of a Life University official in the performance of his/her duties. This includes, but is not limited to, failure to comply with any written or oral instructions communicated as part of the disciplinary process. b. failure to provide one’s Life University identification card upon request to any Life University official. c. Any failure to abide by signs, placards and/or other official Life University postings. d. Behavior that has been adjudicated to violate or may violate local, state or federal laws. 5. Violation of Life University Policies. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any unauthorized entry into, use or occupation of Life University facilities that are locked, closed to student activities or otherwise restricted as to use or that have not been reserved for use through the proper Life University authorities. b. Any failure to report violations of these Standards of Conduct, which occur in one’s presence and/or in one‘s designated living area on Life University premises. Anyone who encourages, instigates or endorses such misconduct through inaction may also be held responsible for violating the appropriate Standards of Conduct.

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c. Any failure to take reasonable steps to prevent one’s guest or visitor to Life University from violating these Standards of Conduct. Anyone who allows such misconduct may also be held responsible for violating the appropriate Standards of Conduct. d. Any act which is in violation of Life University policies not outlined in these Standards of Conduct. These include, but are not limited to, campus housing policies, discrimination policies, parking regulations, intellectual property policies, Student Services policies and policies governing the appropriate use of Life University technology.

C. Integrity “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” -Thomas Jefferson 1. Academic Misconduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Referring to materials or sources or employing devices not authorized by the instructor during an academic or clinical evaluation. b. Providing to and/or receiving from another person assistance during an academic or clinical evaluation in a manner not authorized by the instructor. c. Possessing, buying, selling, obtaining and/or using a copy of any materials intended to be used as an instrument of academic evaluation, in advance of its administration, not authorized by the instructor. d. Possessing, buying, selling, obtaining and/or using a copy of any previous assessment instrument not authorized or released for student availability by the instructor. e. Utilizing a substitute in any academic evaluation or attendance taking process. f. Acting as a substitute for another person in any academic evaluation or attendance-taking process. g. Practicing any form of deceit in any academic or clinical evaluation or attendance-taking process. h. Providing aid and/or depending on the aid of others in the research, preparation, creation, writing, performing or publication of work to be submitted for academic credit or evaluation, unless expressly authorized to provide such aid by the instructor. i. Plagiarism, which includes but is not limited to presenting as one’s own, for academic evaluation, the ideas, representations or words of another person or persons, including internet sources without customary and proper acknowledgment of sources. j. Submitting the work of another person in a manner that represents the work to be one’s own. k. Permitting one’s work to be submitted by another person without the instructor’s authorization. l. Attempting to influence or change one’s academic evaluation or record on any basis other than achievement or merit. m. Failing to cooperate, if called upon, in the investigation or disposition of any allegation of dishonesty pertaining to another member of the Life University community. n. Presenting oneself, with the intent to deceive, as having credentials one has not yet earned. 2. Ethical Misconduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Failing to comply with published clinic policies, rules and/or regulations. b. Misrepresenting oneself or allowing oneself to be incorrectly identified to any member of the public as a Doctor of Chiropractic or other licensed healthcare practitioner. c. Student interns caring for or attempting to provide care for, and/or advising patients, directly or indirectly, 79


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at any time or place, without the supervision and prior approval of Life University‘s licensed clinical faculty, or other licensed Doctors of Chiropractic specifically designated by the appropriate Life University official to supervise student intern care. d. Student interns providing care or attempting to provide care for or services that have not been approved by Life University‘s licensed clinical faculty, other licensed Doctors of Chiropractic or other licensed healthcare practitioner, specifically designated by the appropriate Life University official to approve such care or services. e. Failing to behave in a professional manner when in a professional relationship with any member of the Life University community. f. Divulging or allowing access to confidential student or patient information, unless required by law (FERPA, HIPAA). g. Failing to obtain prior written consent of the student or patient and/or failing to adequately de-identify patient information used in writing, reports, classroom lectures or other public forums. h. Removing student or patient records or radiographs from classrooms, offices or clinic facilities without proper authorization. i. Failing to use due diligence to accurately note in patient records: all data derived directly from the patient, all clinical assessments of the patient, all changes in the patient’s condition, all recommendations to the patient and all care delivered to and/or performed on the patient. j. Withdrawing from the care of a patient without prior approval from the clinic doctor of record. All recommendations of referral, care and/or transfer of a patient, for any reason, are privileges reserved for the clinic faculty doctor(s) of record. k. Subordinating the health and welfare of a patient and/or the quality of patient care to anyone’s expectation of academic, personal or monetary reward or lack thereof. l. Paying for a patient’s care, and/or inducing and/or attempting to induce members of the public, patients or members of a patient’s family to submit to health care in exchange for monetary compensation or anything else of value. m. Transporting anyone (other than the one’s own immediate family members) to and/or from Life University premises for the purpose of patient evaluation or care. n. Advertising health care services other than as specifically defined as allowable by the state, Life University and/ or clinic regulations. o. Engaging solicitors or agents for the purpose of soliciting patients, or becoming involved in such endeavors. p. Failing to suspend, terminate or limit the scope of involvement with a subordinate (patient, student, etc.) when personal problems or conflicts, or a personal relationship with the subordinate, interferes with or may interfere with the professional relationship. 3. Dishonesty. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any conscious and/or deliberate provision of false or misleading information to a Life University official in the performance of his/her duties. b. Any conscious and/or deliberate presentation of false or misleading testimony during a disciplinary hearing. c. Any forgery, misuse, misrepresentation, and/or unauthorized alteration of any Life University or other official documents, records, or credentials. This includes, but is not limited to, the inclusion of false information on any official form or document submitted to Life University. 80


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d. Any possession or use of forged or falsified identification. This includes, but is not limited to, use of another person’s identification and/or the possession of “novelty” identification that misrepresents one’s age or identity. 4. Theft. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any appropriation or possession of property, including intellectual property (e.g. current or old tests, instructor’s notes, etc.) by a member of the Life University community without the consent of the owner or person legally responsible for such property. This includes, but is not limited to, the possession of property a member of the Life University community should reasonably be expected to know is stolen property. b. Any appropriation of items provided without charge when such appropriation exceeds reasonable limits and/ or restrictions imposed by the owner or person legally responsible for such materials. c. Any unauthorized utilization of labor and/or services provided by Life University.

D. Responsibility “All your scholarship, all your study of Shakespeare and Wordsworth would be vain if at the same time you do not build your character and attain mastery over your thoughts and actions.” -Mohandas Gandhi 1. Alcohol Misuse. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any possession or use of alcohol by any person under the age of 21, or any possession or use of alcohol by any person in violation of the relevant Life University policies. b. Any presence on campus while under the influence of alcohol. c. Any unauthorized manufacture or distribution of alcohol while on Life University premises or at any Life University-sponsored event, or any distribution of alcohol to any person under the age of 21. d. Any act which causes a person to ingest alcohol without his/her knowing and valid consent. e. Any possession on Life University premises of any item designed, fashioned and/or modified to facilitate and/ or disguise the use of alcohol in violation of the Standards of Conduct, whether or not the item has actually been used for such purposes. 2. Drug Misuse. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any possession or use of any illegal drug or other controlled substance, or any possession or use of any prescription drug or other controlled substance except as directed by a licensed physician. b. Any presence on campus while under the influence of any illegal substance. c. Any manufacture and/or distribution or intent to distribute any illegal drug, or any manufacture and/or distribution of any prescription drug or other controlled substance without a license for such conduct. d. Any act which causes a person to ingest any illegal or prescription drug or other controlled substance without his/her knowing and valid consent. e. Any possession on Life University premises of any item designed, fashioned and/or modified to facilitate and/ or disguise the use of any illegal drug or other controlled substance in violation of the Standards of Conduct, whether or not the item has actually been used for such purposes. 3. Physical Misconduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any act causing, or intended or likely to cause, bodily harm upon and/or unwanted physical contact with any person, regardless of intent. 4. Property Damage. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Any act causing, or intended or likely to cause, damage to property, without the knowing and valid consent of 81


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the owner or person legally responsible for such property, regardless of intent. b. Any intentional destruction, defacement, and/or unauthorized alteration of approved materials posted or distributed in accordance with Life University policies. This includes, but is not limited to, bulletin boards or the materials posted on them. 5. Sexual Misconduct. Violations of the Honor Code include, but are not limited to: a. Non-Consensual Sexual Contact is any intentional sexual touching by a person upon a person that is without consent and/or by force. Sexual Contact includes, but is not limited to, intentional contact with the breasts, buttocks, groin, or genitals, or touching another with any of these body parts, or making another touch you or themselves with or on any of these body parts; any intentional bodily contact in a sexual manner, though not involving contact with/of/by breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, mouth or other orifice, with any object. b. Sexual Exploitation occurs when a student takes non-consensual or abusive sexual advantage of another for his/her own advantage or benefit, or to benefit or advantage anyone other than the one being exploited, and that behavior does not otherwise constitute one of other sexual misconduct offenses. Examples of sexual exploitation include, but are not limited to: • Invasion of sexual privacy; • Prostituting another student; • Non-consensual video or audio-taping of sexual activity; • Going beyond the boundaries of consent (such as letting your friends hide in the closet to watch you having consensual sex); • Engaging in voyeurism; • Any act that is sexual in nature when such an act is likely to threaten any party‘s health and/or safety without his/her knowing and valid consent. This includes, but is not limited to, any act that may reasonably be expected to transmit HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases and is performed when either party has failed to divulge his/her infection with such a disease. • Exposing one’s genitals in non-consensual circumstances; inducing another to expose their genitals; • Sexually-based stalking and/or bullying may also be forms of sexual exploitation.

Consent is defined as agreement that is informed and given freely. Previous relationships or instances of consent do not imply future consent. By definition, there is no consent when there is a threat of force or violence or any other form of coercion or intimidation, physical or psychological. Impairment due to the use of alcohol or drugs does not excuse failure to obtain consent. Likewise, any person incapacitated by alcohol or drug use, or who is unconscious, asleep or physically impaired is incapable of giving consent. Whether a person has taken advantage of a position of influence over another person may be a factor in determining consent.

Life University recognizes that students may be reluctant to report sexual misconduct because they themselves or witnesses they identify may have been in violation of other provisions of the Honor Code and Standards of Conduct (e.g., alcohol or drugs). In order to encourage reports of sexual misconduct, Life University may choose not pursue a disciplinary action for an alcohol or drug violation against the Complainant, or any student(s) who may have witnessed the incident as long as the investigation and subsequent conduct process do not reveal that witnesses involved played a role, however minor, in the sexual misconduct itself.

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(any dirk, bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, any other knife having a blade of two or more inches, straight-edge razor, razor blade with the exception of kitchen knives inside University residence halls) on the premises of Life University is strictly prohibited. This prohibition expressly includes those persons licensed to carry concealed firearms. In addition, and for the safety of those in the University community, other prohibited items include, but are not limited to paintball guns, projectile launchers including Air Soft@, BB guns/pistols, facsimiles of a weapon and fireworks. The possession of non-lethal self-defense instruments (such as Mace) is not prohibited; however, the reckless or inappropriate use of such devices may be considered a violation of the Honor Code. For purposes of this policy, the premises of Life University are defined as any property, building or portion of a building or property that LIFE owns or occupies, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, and any off-site premises where LIFE is conducting any activity sponsored by the University. This includes all parking lots, parking areas, sidewalks and walkways, and all University vehicles and equipment. b. As any object has the potential to become a weapon, Life University reserves the right to define a weapon based on its potential for damage or threat.

STUDENT DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES Introduction Life University recognizes the importance of protecting the rights of students who have been charged with, but not yet found responsible for violation(s) of the Life University Standards of Conduct. Balanced against this responsibility is the right of students, faculty and employees of Life University to continue their educational, academic and professional endeavors free from the threat of harassment, abuse, retribution and/or violence.

Interim Suspension Interim Suspension: In certain circumstances, a Life University official may impose a suspension prior. During an interim suspension, a student or student organization is denied access to Life University property, activities and/or privileges in order to prevent the disruption of or interference with the normal operations of Life University and to comply with legal requirements. Life University may take whatever measures it deems necessary in order to protect the safety, security and/or integrity of a complainant, a respondent, Life University and/or any member(s) of its community. Such measures include, but are not limited to: involuntary removal from a course, clinic, program, activity and/or the campus pending a hearing; modifications to living arrangements in Life University properties; and/or reporting incidents to law enforcement or other non-Life University agencies. The Director of Student Conduct, in consultation with the appropriate faculty and/or other administrators, shall be empowered to impose any appropriate interim measures.

Informal Resolution: The Director of Student Conduct may hold informal discussions, resolve all types of complaints and impose sanctions with the consent of all parties involved. This process may involve the Division Chairs, Department Heads, Deans or other Life University officials to facilitate an Informal Resolution. 1. An informal hearing is only available when the Respondent, the Complainant, and the Director of Student Conduct mutually agree to resolve the charges in an informal setting, and waive their right to a formal hearing and right to appeal. The Director of Student Conduct reserves the right to conduct fact finding to make an informed decision. When there are charges of sexual assault or violence, the policies and procedures in the Life University Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures shall apply. 2. If a Respondent chooses to resolve a case through Informal Resolution he/she must indicate this in writing on a form provided by the Director of Student Conduct during an informational meeting.

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3. The following apply to an informal hearing: a) The meeting(s) will not be recorded. b) The written decision will serve as the official record of informal hearings. c) The written decision will be sent to the Charged Student within two business days from the conclusion of the Informal Resolution. d) Once an Informal Resolution has been agreed upon, the Respondent forfeits his/her right to appeal.

Formal Resolution The Director of Student Conduct is further empowered to initiate formal hearings as necessary for all types of complaints, except for complaints of sexual misconduct. In the case of allegations of sexual misconduct, the Life University Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures shall apply and supersedes the procedures and policies set forth in the Honor Code. These hearings will be held by either an Administrative Hearing Officer or the Conduct Review Board (CBR).

THE CONDUCT REVIEW BOARD Authority | Composition | Eligibility | Hearing Procedures | Sanctions A. Authority The Administrative Hearing Officer and Conduct Review Board (CRB) have the authority to conduct hearings to determine if an accused member of the Life University student community is in violation of the Standards of Conduct, and to impose sanctions as appropriate, up to and including expulsion from Life University.

B. Composition The Administrative Hearing Officer is a faculty or staff member designated by the Director of Student Conduct and must meet the CRB eligibility requirements as stated below. The CRB shall be composed of three (3) voting members, selected by the Director of Student Conduct from a pool of qualified individuals, and one non-voting Chairperson. One (1) voting member shall be a staff member, one (1) voting member shall be a faculty member, and one (1) voting member shall be a student. The Director of Student Conduct shall designate the Chairperson, excluding him or herself. In the event that the complainant and/or the respondent fail(s) to appear as scheduled, the Chair of the CRB may choose to conduct or reschedule the hearing. If the CRB involves more than one Respondent, the Director of Student Conduct, in his or her discretion, may permit the CRB concerning each student to be conducted either separately or jointly.

C. Eligibility In order to be eligible to serve on the CRB, individuals must meet the following requirements: 1. Students must be registered as full-time in good academic and disciplinary standing, and have completed at least one (1) quarter of full-time coursework at Life University. 2. Faculty must have been employed by Life University for a minimum of one (1) academic year and have taught at least one course within the most recent two (2) academic quarters. 3. Staff must be currently employed and must have been employedby Life University for at least one (1) complete quarter. The Director of Student Conduct shall be responsible for recruiting, selecting and training members of the CRB. It is expected that members of the CRB shall recuse themselves from a particular hearing if there is the likelihood that their objectivity may be compromised. 84


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D. Hearing Procedures 1. The Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair shall have all participants execute confidentiality agreements. 2. The Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair shall call the hearing to order and state the date and time. 3. The Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair shall ask for identification of the parties attending the hearing for the record. 4. The Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair shall state the conditions of the hearing, including: • The hearing shall be recorded and/or transcribed via court reporter. • The hearing shall be closed, with participation limited to the respondent(s), the complainant(s), and any advisor(s) and/or witness(es). Witnesses will remain outside the hearing until asked to provide information. • All statements, testimony and evidence shall be restricted to matters directly relevant to the case, as determined by the Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair. The Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair will not be obligated to follow the rules of evidence as applied in a court of law. • Any person disrupting, interfering with or failing to abide by the rulings of the Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair may be excused from the hearing. • Advisors, if present, shall be restricted to consulting with their advisees. Advisors may not address witnesses, the Administrative Hearing Officer or members of the CRB unless invited to do so. • Deliberations will not be recorded. The level of proof required to determine whether or not a respondent is responsible for the allegations shall be “by a preponderance of the evidence.” • The hearing and its final outcome shall be considered part of the respondent‘s educational record, and as such shall be kept confidential, except as provided under federal and state law. 5. The Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair shall ask the complainant(s) and the respondent(s) at this time if there are any objections to proceeding with the hearing. He/she shall be solely responsible for deciding if such objections are reasonable and/or what measures should be taken to address them. 6. The Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair shall present the complaint and state the charge(s). 7. The Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair shall read any response submitted by the respondent(s). 8. The complainant(s) shall be given the opportunity to make an opening statement. 9. The respondent(s) shall be given the opportunity to make an opening statement. 10. The complainant(s) shall be given the opportunity to present evidence and/or call witnesses. The Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB shall have the first option of questioning the complainant(s) and/or witness(es), followed by the respondent(s). 11. The respondent(s) shall be given the opportunity to present evidence and/or call witnesses. The Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB shall have the first option of questioning the respondent(s) and/or witness(es), followed by the complainant(s). 12. The complainant(s) shall be given the opportunity to make a closing statement. 13. The respondent(s) shall be given the opportunity to make a closing statement. 14. The Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair shall conclude the hearing. 15. The Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB shall enter closed deliberations. All findings of fact and any determination(s) of violation(s) shall be decided by a majority vote, based on a preponderance of the evidence. 16. The Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB shall determine if the respondent(s) are in violation of the Standards of Conduct. In a CRB hearing, determination of responsibility is decided by a majority vote. 17. If the respondent is found to be in violation, appropriate sanctions will be assigned. The Director of Student Conduct will inform the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB of the respondent’s prior conduct history and shall make sanction recommendations for the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB to consider.

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respondent found in violation the Standards of Conduct: 1. Disciplinary Reprimand: the respondent receives a written statement that he/she has violated the Standards of Conduct, and that further similar violations will result in stronger sanctions. 2. Disciplinary Probation: the respondent receives a written statement that he/she has violated the Standards of Conduct, and that further similar violations may result in suspension or expulsion. The length of the probationary period is determined by the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB. 3. Disciplinary Suspension: the respondent is informed that he/she is separated (for a minimum of one (1) academic quarter) from Life University property and participation in any Life University activities. This sanction is recorded on the respondent’s academic transcript during the period of suspension. A respondent that is suspended from the University is not eligible for tuition and or registration fee reimbursement except as provided by University Policies. The respondent will be administratively withdrawn from courses and will lose respective credit hours. 4. Disciplinary Expulsion: the respondent is informed that he/she is permanently separated from Life University property and participation in any/all Life University activities with no possibility of readmission. This sanction is permanently recorded on the respondent’s academic transcript. A respondent that is expelled from the University is not eligible for tuition and/or registration fee reimbursement except as provided by University Policies. The respondent will be administratively withdrawn from courses and will lose respective credit hours. 5. Additional Sanctions: During the resolution process other educational sanctions, restitutions and/or restrictions may be imposed, including but not limited to: • Discretionary Sanctions: Denial of academic credit, exclusion from privileged or extracurricular activities, essays or research papers, online education courses, work and/or community service assignments. • Clinic Suspension: Separation of the respondent from the clinic for a definite period of time, determined by the CRB. • Exclusion from University Housing. • Psychological Evaluation – referral for an evaluation and recommendation by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist. The respondent must provide evidence of compliance with any recommendations made by the psychologist or psychiatrist. The respondent must provide any and all necessary releases so that the licensed professional may provide official documentation, on letterhead, verifying attendance and compliance with the recommendations made by the professional with the Director of Student Conduct.

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF PARTICIPANTS A. Respondents Throughout his/her involvement in the disciplinary process, a respondent has the following rights and responsibilities: 1. Fair Treatment • The respondent has the right to be treated with dignity and respect by all persons involved in the disciplinary process. • The respondent has the right to be considered not responsible for all charges until he/she admits or is determined by the Administrative Hearing Officer or Conduct Review Board (CRB) to be in violation of the Standards of Conduct. This right should not be construed to prevent Life University from taking necessary interim measures. • The respondent has the right to information regarding the disciplinary process and his/her role in that process. In addition, the respondent has the right to access all records contained in his/her conduct file upon request. • The respondent has the right to object to and/or request that any one member of the CRB recuse themselves from a hearing. This request will be reviewed and a decision made by the Director of Student Conduct. The 86


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request must be submitted to the Director of Student Conduct at least 72 hours prior to the hearing. • The respondent has the responsibility to notify the Director of Student Conduct, or the Vice President of Student Services, if and when he/she feels that he/she has not received fair and equitable treatment. 2. Privacy • The respondent has the right to privacy throughout the disciplinary process with respect to all uninvolved parties in accordance with all applicable privacy laws, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). • The respondent has the right to be free from intimidation and/or harassment, and the right, upon request, to have reasonable measures taken by Life University to prevent unnecessary or unwanted contact with the complainant(s). • The respondent has the responsibility to notify the Director of Student Conduct or the Vice President of Student Services if and when he/she feels reasonable measures need to be taken in order to protect these rights. 3. Presence of an Advisor • The respondent has the right to confer with an advisor of his/her choice (excluding those persons directly involved in the dispute) throughout the disciplinary process. The advisor may be present, but may not actively participate in the hearing, and may not serve as a witness. Should the advisor be an attorney, the respondent must notify the Director of Student Conduct at least 72 hours prior to any scheduled hearing. The Director of Student Conduct will make any necessary notifications. • Advisors, if present, shall be restricted to consulting with their advisees. Advisors may not address witnesses, the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB unless invited to do so. • The respondent has the responsibility to notify the advisor of the time, date, and location of any disciplinary proceeding. Proceedings will not be rescheduled to accommodate an advisor. 4. Notice • The respondent has the right to timely and proper notification (via e-mail, telephone or personal contact) of any interview to be conducted with him/her as part of an inquiry. This notice shall include the following: 1. The time, date and location of the interview; 2. The consequences of failure to appear at the interview; and 3. The procedures for requesting a change in the time and/or date of the interview. • The respondent has the right to proper written notification of any hearing conducted as a result of a complaint filed against him/her. This notice shall be provided no less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled hearing, and shall include the following: 1. The time, date and location of the hearing; 2. The consequences of failure to appear at the hearing; 3. A written copy of the complaint, including the name(s) of the reporting party/parties and the charges being considered; 4. A list of all complainants and/or anticipated witnesses to be called by the complainant and/or Life University, except when disclosure would cause undue risk to the witness(es); 5. The name of the Administrative Hearing Officer or a list of the members of the CRB. This information is provided to the respondent with the clear understanding that he/she is not to contact the Administrative Hearing Officer or any members of the CRB prior to the hearing; 6. The procedures for requesting a change in the time and/or date of the hearing. 87


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5. Hear and Provide Testimony • The respondent has the right to hear, question and respond to all witnesses and/or information presented during a hearing. This does not include the right to directly question the complainant and/or the complainant’s witnesses, although permission to do so may be granted by the Administrative Hearing Officer or the Chair of the CRB. • The respondent has the right to present information and/or witnesses that he/she feels are relevant to the complaint. In the interest of time, the Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair of the CRB may limit the number of witnesses called. Only witnesses who can testify as to material facts may be called; the respondent may not call witnesses who can only testify as to his/her character or the complainant’s character. • The respondent has the right not to present evidence against him/herself. This includes the respondent’s right not to answer questions. Refusal to present evidence or answer questions should not be interpreted as an admission of responsibility. This right should not be construed to allow the respondent to consciously and/or deliberately present false or misleading testimony. • The respondent has the responsibility to attend any hearing conducted as the result of a complaint against him/ her. • The respondent has the responsibility to respond to any witnesses or information at the time such evidence is presented. The Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB is not required to consider any rebuttal made after a witness has been dismissed. • The respondent has the responsibility to inform any witnesses he/she wishes to call of the time, date, and location of the hearing, and to have on hand all evidence he/she wishes to present at the time of the hearing. 6. Written Disposition and Appeal • The respondent has the right to proper written notification (within two business days of the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB‘s decision) of the results of his/her disciplinary hearing. This notice shall include the following: 1. The finding(s) of fact on each charge; 2. The sanction(s) imposed; and 3. The procedure for filing an appeal. • The respondent has the right to appeal the outcome of the hearing unless this right has been waived or forfeited as allowed for elsewhere in these procedures. • The respondent has the responsibility to comply with all sanctions imposed as the result of a disciplinary hearing. 1. Once an appeal is requested, the sanctions will be stayed and will not take effect until the appeal process has been completed. If no appeal is requested, the sanctions will take effect immediately. 2. In a case in which interim sanctions have been imposed, they will continue in force until all appeals have been exhausted.

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• The complainant has the right to information regarding the disciplinary process and his/her role within that process. • The complainant has the right to object to and/or request that any one member of the CRB recuse themselves. • The complainant has the responsibility to notify the Director of Student Conduct or the Vice President of Student Services if and when he/she feels that he/she has not received fair and equitable treatment. 2. Privacy • The complainant has the right to privacy throughout the disciplinary process with respect to all uninvolved parties in accordance with all applicable privacy laws, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). • The complainant has the right to be free from intimidation and/or harassment, and the right, upon request, to have reasonable measures taken by Life University to prevent unnecessary or unwanted contact with the respondent(s). • The complainant has the responsibility to notify the Director of Student Conduct, or the Executive Director of Student Services, if and when he/she feels reasonable measures need to be taken in order to protect these rights. 3. Presence of an Advisor • The complainant has the right to confer with an advisor of his/her choice (excluding those persons directly involved in the dispute) throughout the disciplinary process. The advisor may be present, but may not actively participate in the Administrative or CRB hearing, and may not serve as a witness. Should the advisor be an attorney, the complainant must notify the Director of Student Conduct at least 72 hours prior to any scheduled hearing. The Director of Student Conduct will make any necessary notifications. • The complainant has the responsibility to notify the advisor of the time, date and location of any disciplinary proceeding. • Proceedings will not be rescheduled to accommodate an advisor. 4. Notice • * The complainant has the right to proper notification (via e-mail, telephone or personal contact) of any interview to be conducted with him/her as part of an inquiry. This notice shall include the following: 1. The time, date and location of the interview; 2. The consequences of failure to appear at the interview; and 3. The procedures for requesting a change in the time and/or date of the interview. • The complainant has the right to proper written notification of any hearing conducted as a result of a complaint filed by him/her. This notice shall be provided no less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled hearing, and include the following: 1. The time, date and location of the hearing; 2. The consequences of failure to appear at the hearing; 3. A copy of any written response made by the respondent; 4. A list of all respondents and/or anticipated witnesses to be called by the respondent(s) and/or Life University; except when disclosure would cause undue risk to the witness(es); 5. The name of the Administrative Hearing Officer or a list of the members of the CRB; 6. The procedures for requesting a change in the time or date of the hearing. 89


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• The complainant has the responsibility to ensure that Life University has been provided with accurate address and other contact information so that notification is not unduly delayed. 5. Hear and Provide Testimony • The complainant has the right to hear, question and respond to all witnesses and/or information presented during a hearing. This does not include the right to directly question the respondent and/or the respondent‘s witnesses, although permission to do so may be granted by the Chair of the CRB. • The complainant has the right to present information and/or witnesses that he/she feels are relevant to the complaint. In the interest of time, the Administrative Hearing Officer or Chair of the CRB may limit the number of witnesses called. Only witnesses who can testify as to material facts may be called; the complainant may not call witnesses who can only testify as to his/her character or the respondent’s character. • The complainant has the responsibility not to consciously and/or deliberately present false or misleading testimony. • The complainant has the right to provide a written impact statement to the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB, to be considered during the sanctioning process should a finding of “responsible” occur. • The complainant has the responsibility to attend any hearing conducted as the result of a complaint filed by him/her. • The complainant has the responsibility to respond to any witnesses or information at the time such evidence is presented. The Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB is not required to consider any rebuttal made after a witness has been dismissed. • The complainant has the responsibility to inform any witnesses he/she wishes to call of the time, date, and location of the hearing, and to have on hand all evidence he/she wishes to present at the time of the hearing. 6. Written Disposition and Appeal • In cases of sexual and/or violent behavior by the respondent, the complainant has the right to proper written notification (within two business days of the Hearing or CRB decision) of the outcome of any disciplinary hearing convened as a result of a complaint filed by him/her. This notice shall include the following: 1. The finding(s) of fact on each charge; 2. The sanctions assigned, if applicable’ 3. The procedure for filing an appeal in such cases. • The complainant has the responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of the respondent’s disciplinary records. Failure to do so may be considered a violation of Life University‘s Standards of Conduct and/or federal law.

C. Parental Notification Life University considers disciplinary records to be part of a student’s educational record, and as such Life University complies with all applicable privacy laws, including but not limited to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Furthermore, Life University’s primary relationship is with its students, and not with their parents or guardians. However, Life University recognizes that parents and/or guardians maintain an interest in their dependant students‘ academic status. Therefore, Life University may, at the sole discretion of the Director of Student Conduct, notify the parents or guardians of any dependant student under the age of 18 (21 in cases of alcohol and/or drug violations) who is found responsible for a violation of the Standards of Conduct.

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in cases involving sexual misconduct or acts of violence have the right to appeal any decision made by the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB. Neither respondent nor complainant can appeal an Informal Resolution. An appeal must be submitted in writing and must be received by the Director of Student Conduct within five (5) business days of the date of notification of the CRB‘s decision. An extension to this deadline may be granted at the sole discretion of the Director of Student Conduct. The Director of Student Conduct shall then refer the appeal to the appellate officer. A decision on an appeal may not be rendered until the filing deadline has passed. Appellate decisions should be rendered, and proper written notification provided to the Director of Student Conduct no later than five (5) business days after the filing deadline. The Director of Student Conduct shall notify all respondents and other parties as appropriate of the results of the appeal. 1. Appellate Officer. The appellate officer shall be the Executive Vice President or his/her designate. 2. Appeal Criteria. Appeals shall be considered only in the following circumstances: • The existence of procedural errors so substantial that the respondent was denied a fair hearing; • A finding of fact by the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB clearly not supported by the evidence; • The imposition of a sanction that is disproportionate, arbitrary and/or capricious. 3. Available Actions. The appellate officer is limited to taking one of the following actions for each respondent: • Affirm the finding(s) of fact and sanctions imposed by the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB. • Affirm the finding(s) of fact but modify the sanction(s) imposed. • Remand the complaint for a new hearing before a new hearing. Under no circumstances shall the appellate officer supplant the function of the Administrative Hearing Officer or CRB; the appellate process exists solely to review the procedures used in disciplinary proceedings, and not to re-hear a complaint in its entirety. The decision of the appellate officer is final.

E. Records Documentation of all Student Conduct matters, including individual student cases and student organization cases, will be maintained by the Director of Student Conduct. The release of Student Conduct records will be governed by applicable federal and state laws regarding the privacy of education records. The Director of Student Conduct may place a hold on the account of any student who has a pending Student Conduct matter, including any outstanding sanctions. Other than disciplinary expulsion, disciplinary sanctions shall not be made part of the student’s permanent academic record, but shall become part of the student’s disciplinary record. Upon graduation, the student’s disciplinary record may be expunged of disciplinary actions upon application to the Director of Student Conduct. Cases involving the imposition of sanctions other than disciplinary suspension or expulsion shall be automatically expunged from the student’s confidential record seven years after final disposition of the case. All the necessary forms regarding the Honor Code may be found online at www. life.edu/Integrity/ or obtained in the Office of Student Services.

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COMMITTEES Committees are organized to facilitate the work of the University. Committees are recommending bodies and report their recommendations to various administrative offices, the Faculty Senate, Staff Council or Student Council. In addition, committees may form and charge ad hoc committees, or task groups, for a specific purpose or duty outside of the existing committee structure. From time to time students will be asked to serve on these committees in a temporary, permanent, advisory or determinative role at the request of the respective committee chair. Those students are usually recommended or appointed by the Student Council upon request from the chairperson of the respective committee.

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Spring 2016 Mon. 02/29- Tue. 3/29/16 Wed. 03/30- Wed. 4/6/16 Wed. 3/30/16 Thu. 3/31/16 - Fri. 4/1/16 Fri. 4/1/16 Mon. 4/4/16 Tue. 4/5/16 Wed. 4/6/16 Thu. 04/07- Fri. 4/8/16 Thu. 4/7/16 Fri. 4/8/16 Fri. 4/8/16 Mon. 4/11/16 Tue. 4/12/16 Wed. 4/20/16 Fri. 4/22/16 Sat. 4/23/16 Mon. 4/25/16 Tue. 04/26- Wed. 4/27/16 Wed. 4/27/16 Fri. 4/29/16 Mon. 5/2/16 Fri. 5/6/16 Mon. 05/09- Tue. 5/10/16 Tue. 5/10/16 Wed. 5/11/16 Wed. 5/11/16 Fri. 05/13- Sun. 5/15/16 Mon. 5/16/16 Wed. 5/18/16 Sat. 5/21/16 Mon. 5/23/16 Mon. 5/23/16- Tue. 6/21/16 Mon. 5/30/16 Tue. 5/31/16 Mon. 6/6/16 Mon. 6/6/16 Fr. 6/10/16 Mon. 06/13- Thu. 6/16/16 Tue. 6/14/16 Wed. 06/15- Fri. 6/17/16 Thu. 6/16/16 Thu. 6/16/16 Fri. 6/17/16 Fri. 6/17/16 Sat. 6/18/16 Sat. 6/18/16 Mon. 6/20/16 Wed. 06/22- Wed. 7/13/16 Tue. 7/12/16

Pre-Registration: UG, MS, DC Registration begins, returning students: UG, MS, DC Faculty return to Campus New Student Orientation/Advisement Registration Dr. Riekeman presents “Getting to Well” Classes Begin: UG, MS, DC Last Day to Add 1st 5-wk classes: UG Registration Ends, 10-wk classes: UG, MS, DC Add/Drop 10-wk classes with fees: UG, MS, DC Welcome Back Party, Club & Market Day 11am-1pm Last Day to Add 10-wk Classes: UG, MS, DC Last Day to Drop Classes without Tuition Forfeiture: UG, MS, DC Drop or Withdrawn 10-wk & 1st 5-wk Classes start being graded “W”: UG, MS, DC Clinic Gateway Celebration: DC Last Day to change from 5-wk to 10-wk classes: UG Last day to sign up for Written Comprehensive Exam: MS Passover Start 1st 5-wk Drop & Withdrawn Classes graded “WF” or “WNP”: UG Assessment Day - OSCE Exams: DC Dr. Riekeman presents “Rights and Responsibilities” Written Comprehensive Final Examination: MS Last Day to Drop 1st 5-wk classes: UG Classes End 1st 5-wk: UG Final Exams, 1st 5-wk: UG Orientation/Registration 2nd 5-wk: UG Classes Begin 2nd 5-wk: UG Registration 2nd 5-wk Ends 1:00 pm: UG National Board Part IV Exam: DC (Projected Date) 10-wk Drop & Withdrawn Classes graded “WF” or “WNP”: UG, DC Start of 2nd 5-wk Classes Graded “W”: UG CHPM Capstone I-III: 4th, 8th, 12th qtr: DC (Projected Date) Last Day to Drop 10-wk Classes: UG, MS, DC Pre-Registration: UG, MS, DC Memorial Day (University Closed) Start 2nd 5-wk Drop & Withdrawn Classes graded “WF” or “WNP”: UG Last Day to Drop 2nd 5-wk Classes: UG Last Day to Withdraw: UG, MS, DC Classes End, 10-wk: UG, MS, DC Final Exams Classes End, 2nd 5-wk: UG Final Exams, 2nd 5-wk: UG Graduation Rehearsal: 11am – 1pm Awards Convocation TBA (evening) Graduation 1:00 pm Academic Grades Due Last Day for achieving Clinic Qtr. Milestone: DC End of Quarter All Grades Due Registration begins, returning students: UG, MS, DC National Board Parts I, II, III & PT - Application Deadline: DC

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Summer 2016 Mon. 05/23- Tue. 6/21/16 Wed. 06/22- Wed. 7/13/16 Mon. 7/4/16 Wed. 7/6/16 Thu. 7/7/16- Fri. 7/8/16 Fri. 7/8/16 Mon. 7/11/16 Tue. 7/12/16 Tue. 7/12/16 Wed. 7/13/16 Thu. 7/14/16 Thu. 7/14/16 - Fri. 7/15/16 Fri. 7/15/16 Fri. 7/15/16 Mon. 7/18/16 Mon. 7/19/16 Tue. 7/26/16 Wed. 7/27/16 Fri. 7/29/16 Mon. 8/1/16 Tue. 08/02- Wed. 8/3/16 Wed. 8/3/16 Fri. 8/5/16 Mon. 8/8/16 Fri. 8/12/16 Mon. 08/15- Tue. 8/16/16 Tue. 8/16/16 Tue. 8/16/16 Wed. 8/17/16 Wed. 8/17/16 Sat. 8/20/16 Mon. 8/22/16 Wed. 8/24/16 Mon. 8/29/16 Mon. 8/29/16 - Tue. 9/27/16 Mon. 9/5/16 Tue. 9/6/16 Mon. 9/12/16 Mon. 9/12/16 Fri. 9/16/16 Fri. 9/16/16 - Sun. 9/18/16 Mon. 09/19- Thu. 9/22/16 Tue. 9/20/16 Wed. 09/21- Fri. 9/23/16 Thu. 9/22/16 Thu. 9/22/16 Fri. 9/23/16 Fri. 9/23/16 Sat. 9/24/16 Sat. 9/24/16 Mon. 9/26/16 Wed. 09/28- Wed. 10/5/16

Pre-Registration: UG, MS, DC Registration begins, returning students: UG, MS, DC July 4 Independence Day (University Closed) Faculty return to Campus New Student Orientation/Advisement Registration Dr. Riekeman presents “Getting to Well” Classes Begin: UG, MS, DC National Board Parts I, II, III & PT - Application Deadline: DC Last Day to Add 1st 5-wk classes: UG, MS Registration Ends, 10-wk classes: UG, MS, DC Welcome Back Party, Club & Market Day 11am-1pm Add/Drop 10-wk classes with fees: UG, MS, DC Last Day to Add 10-wk Classes: UG, MS, DC Last Day to Drop Classes without Tuition Forfeiture: UG, MS, DC Drop or Withdrawn 10-wk & 1st 5-wk Classes start being graded “W”: UG, MS, DC Clinic Gateway Celebration: DC National Board Parts I, II, III & PT - Late Application Post Mark Deadline: DC Last Day to change from 5-wk to 10-wk classes: UG, MS Last day to sign up for Written Comprehensive Exam: MS Start 1st 5-wk Drop & Withdrawn Classes graded “WF” or “WNP”: UG Assessment Day - OSCE Exams: DC Dr. Riekeman presents “Rights and Responsibilities” Written Comprehensive Final Examination: MS Last Day to Drop 1st 5-wk classes: UG, MS Classes End 1st 5-wk: UG, MS Final Exams, 1st 5-wk: UG, MS National Board Part IV - Application Deadline: DC (Projected Date) Orientation/Registration 2nd 5-wk: UG, MS Registration 2nd 5-wk Ends 1:00 pm: UG, MS Classes Begin 2nd 5-wk: UG, MS CHPM Capstone I-III: 4th, 8th, 12th qtr: DC (Projected Date) Start 10-wk Drop & Withdrawn Classes graded “WF” or “WNP”: UG, DC Start of 2nd 5-wk Classes Graded “W”: UG, MS Last Day to Drop 10-wk Classes: UG, MS, DC Pre-Registration: UG, MS, DC Labor Day (University Closed) Start 2nd 5-wk Drop & Withdrawn Classes graded “WF” or “WNP”: UG, MS Last Day to Drop 2nd 5-wk Classes: UG, MS Last Day to Withdraw: UG, MS, DC Classes End, 10-wk: UG, MS, DC National Board Exams Part I, II, III, PT: DC (No DC Classes) Final Exams Classes End, 2nd 5-wk: UG, MS Final Exams, 2nd 5-wk: UG, MS Graduation Rehearsal: 11am – 1pm Awards Convocation TBA (evening) Graduation 1:00 pm Academic Grades Due Last Day for achieving Clinic Qtr. Milestone: DC End of Quarter All Grades Due Registration begins, returning students: UG, MS, DC

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Fall 2016 Mon. 8/29/16- Tue. 9/27/16 Wed. 9/28/16- Wed. 10/5/16 Tue. 9/27/16 - Thu. 9/29/16 Tue. 9/27/16 Wed. 9/28/16 Mon. 10/3/16 Mon. 10/3/16 Tue. 10/4/16 Wed. 10/5/16 Thu. 10/6/16 Thu. 10/6/16- Fri. 10/7/16 Fri. 10/7/16 Fri. 10/7/16 Mon. 10/10/16 Tue. 10/11/16 Wed. 10/12/16 Wed. 10/19/16 Fri. 10/21/16 Mon. 10/24/16 Tue. 10/25/16- Wed. 10/26/16 Wed. 10/26/16 Fri. 10/28/16 Mon. 10/31/16 Fri. 11/4/16 Mon. 11/7/16- Tue. 11/8/16 Tue. 11/8/16 Wed. 11/9/16 Wed. 11/9/16 Fri. 11/11/16- Sun. 11/13/16 Mon. 11/14/16 Wed. 11/16/16 Sat. 11/19/16 Mon. 11/21/16 Thu. 11/24/16- Fri. 11/25/16 Mon. 11/28/16 Mon. 11/28/16 - Tue. 12/20/16 Mon. 12/5/16 Mon. 12/5/16 Fri. 12/9/16 Mon. 12/12/16- Thu. 12/15/16 Tue. 12/13/16 Wed. 12/14/16- Fri. 12/16/16 Thu. 12/15/16 Thu. 12/15/16 Fri. 12/16/16 Fri. 12/16/16 Sat. 12/17/16 Sat. 12/17/16 Mon. 12/19/16 TBD Wed. 12/21/16 - Wed. 1/12/17 Sat. 12/24/16- Sun. 12/25/16 Tue. 1/10/17

Pre-Registration: UG, MS, DC Registration begins, returning students: UG, MS, DC New Student Orientation/Advisement Registration Dr. Riekeman presents “Getting to Well” Faculty return to Campus Classes Begin: UG, MS, DC Rosh Hashanah Last Day to Add 1st 5-wk classes: UG Registration Ends, 10-wk classes: UG, MS, DC Welcome Back Party, Club & Market Day 11am-1pm Add/Drop 10-wk classes with fees: UG, MS, DC Last Day to Add 10-wk Classes: UG, MS, DC Last Day to Drop Classes without Tuition Forfeiture: UG, MS, DC Drop or Withdrawn 10-wk & 1st 5-wk Classes start being graded “W”: UG, MS, DC Clinic Gateway Celebration: DC Yom Kippur Last Day to change from 5-wk to 10-wk classes: UG Last day to sign up for Written Comprehensive Exam: MS Start 1st 5-wk Drop & Withdrawn Classes graded “WF” or “WNP”: UG Assessment Day - OSCE Exams: DC Dr. Riekeman presents “Rights and Responsibilities” Written Comprehensive Final Examination: MS Last Day to Drop 1st 5-wk classes: UG Classes End 1st 5-wk: UG Final Exams, 1st 5-wk: UG Orientation/Registration 2nd 5-wk: UG Registration 2nd 5-wk Ends 1:00 pm: UG Classes Begin 2nd 5-wk: UG National Board Part IV Exam: DC (Projected Date) Start 10-wk Drop & Withdrawn Classes graded “WF” or “WNP”: UG, DC Start of 2nd 5-wk Classes Graded “W”: UG CHPM Capstone I-III: 4th, 8th, 12th qtr: DC (Projected Date) Last Day to Drop 10-wk Classes: UG, MS, DC Thanksgiving (University Closed) Start 2nd 5-wk Drop & Withdrawn Classes graded “WF” or “WNP”: UG Pre-Registration: UG, MS, DC Last Day to Drop 2nd 5-wk Classes: UG Last Day to Withdraw: UG, MS, DC Classes End, 10-wk: UG, MS, DC Final Exams Classes End, 2nd 5-wk: UG Final Exams, 2nd 5-wk: UG Graduation Rehearsal: 11am – 1pm Awards Convocation TBA (evening) Graduation 1:00 pm Academic Grades Due Last Day for achieving Clinic Qtr. Milestone: DC End of Quarter All Grades Due Winter Break (University Closed) Registration begins, returning students: UG, MS, DC Christmas (University Closed) National Board Application Deadline: DC (Projected Date)

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INDEX 24 Hour Emergency Assistance 24

A Academic Progress Reports 68 Academic Support Services 40 Acceptable Excuses 48 Accessible Parking 28 Accidental Insurance 32 Adjusting Without Proper Supervision 47 Admissions Statute of Limitations 47 Aggregate Loan Limits 8 Alcohol/ Commercial Funding Sources 56 Alcohol Health Risks 52 Alcohol Policy 25, 54 Alcohol Policy/ Life University Requirements 54 Alumni Association 17 Alumni Mission Statement 17 Alumni Relations 17 Alumni Relations Department 17 Alumni Vision Statement 17 Animals on Campus 47 Annual Loan Limits 8 Applying for Financial Aid 10 Assemblies 47 ATM Machine 38 Attendance 47, 58

Committees 92 Communication & Problem Resolution 49 Communication & Relationship Theory/ Skills 4 Computer Lab 34 Computer Use Guidelines 50 Computer User Responsibilities 50 Conduct Review Board 84 Contemporary Scientific Paradigms 4 Controlled Substances Abuse Policy 52 Counseling 40, 41 Crime Prevention 26 Crisis Intervention 41

D Daily LIFE Wires 22 Department of Athletics 18 Determination of Rights & Equities in Intellectual Property 60 Direct Deposit 15 Disability Advisory Committee 45 Disability Services 41 Document Scanning 34 Dress Code 51 Driving on Campus 29 Drug & Alcohol Violations 54 Drug-Free Schools, Community & Workplace Policy 53

B

E

Bad Check Policy 16 Bookstore 19 Bookstore Hours 19 Bookstore Payments 19 Bookstore Refund Policy 20 Bookstore Used Books 20 Buildings & Grounds 57 Bulletin Boards 21

Educational Benefits for Military Veterans 10 Email 23 Emergency Action Plan 26 Employment 8 Enforcement 56 Examination Attendance 48 Extracurricular Activities 57

C Campus Center for Health & Optimum Performance (CC-HOP) 31 Campus Communication 21 Campus Safety Department 23 Campus Safety Watch Program 25 Career Services 21 Center for Health and Optimum Performance 31 Changing Degree Programs 12 Children on Campus 50 C-HOP 31 Class Organizations 38 Clinic Lockers 36 Club & Intramural Sports 19 Clubs & Organizations 38

Financial Aid 6 Financial Aid Awarding Policy 11 Financial Aid Probation 13 Financial Aid Warning 13 Firearms and Weapons 25 Firearms & Weapons 57

G Georgia Hazing Law 58 Georgia Student Access Loan (SAL) 10 Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant (GTEG) 7 Grades 58 Graduation Ceremonies 57 Grievance Procedures 58 GTEG 7 Guest Speakers 39

H Hazing Policy 58 Healthcare and Health Related Services 31 HOPE Scholarship 7 Housing 35

I Ian Grassam Treehouse Activities Center 39 Identification Cards 36 Individual/Couples Counseling 41 Integrity & Citizenship 4 Intellectual Property Committee 61 Intercollegiate Sports 18 InterLibrary Loan 34 International Student Policy 63 International Students 63 Involuntary Leave Policy 64

J Jump Start Service 26

F Facilities 57 Fac/Staff News 22 Fair & Equitable Refund Policy 14 Family Educational Rights & Privacy (FERPA) 69 Federal and State Data Collection 71 Federal College Work-Study 8 Federal Direct Stafford Loan 8 Federal Graduate PLUS loan (Grad PLUS) 9 Federal Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) 9 Federal Pell Grant 7 Federal & State Grants & Scholarships 6 Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) 7 FERPA 69 98

L Leadership & Entrepreneurship 4 Learning Theory/Critical Thinking 4 Library 32 Library Catalog 34 Library Circulation Procedures 33 Library Fines 33 Library General Procedures 33 Library Information Notification 34 Library Journals 33 Library Reference 34 Library Reserves 33 Library Special Collections Room 34 LIFE News 22 LIFE’s Promise 3 Life University Private Loan Lenders 9


INDEX Loading and Unloading Zones 29 Loans 8 Lost & Found 26

M Maintenance Concerns 36 Make-Up Testing 40 Medical Facilities 31 Microfiche 34 Mid-South Conference 19 Military Veterans 10 Mission Statement 3 Moving Violations & Fines 29

N Nondiscrimination Policy 68 Notary Services Notary Republic services are available to all the LIFE University community 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday (except Holidays) in the Life University Campus Safety Office located in MOD 2 behind the Library. Please remember to bring all d 38

O Obtaining a Second Degree at LIFE 13 Off-Campus Housing 35 Office of Career Services 21 Office of Development 31 Office of Development, University Advancement Division 14 On-Campus Housing 35 On-Campus Organizations 38 Online Tutoring 40 Optional Medical and Dental and Personal Property Insurance 32 Orientation 39 Our Vision for Life University 3

P Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students 9 Parking & Decals 27 Parking & Decal Violations & Fines 29 Parking Passes, Other 28 Part-Time Student Tuition 16 Pell Grant 7 Personal Property Insurance 32 Philosophy of Human Existence & Health Care Policy 4 Photocopies/Printing 33 Plato II Go 20 PLUS 9

Postgraduate Education 34 Privacy 69 Private Alternative Loans 9 Procedures for Institutional Sanctions 31

R Readmission 68 Recovery Assistance 52 Refunds and Return of Financial Aid 72 Refund Withdraw Policy 15 Registrar 16 Relaxation Techniques 41 Renting Textbooks 20 Reporting Criminal Actions and other Emergencies 24 Responsible Action Protocol (RAP) 52 Rights in Intellectual Policy 61

S SAP Changing Degree Programs 12 SAP Time-Frame 12 Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy 11 Security Procedures and Access to Campus Facilities 25 Senior Clinic Experience 67 SEOG 7 Severe Weather Emergencies 37 Sex Offender Registry 26 Sexual Offenses 68 Shuttle Services 36 Social Events 39 Socrates CafĂŠ 20 Soliciting on Campus 69 Soliciting Policy 25 Sporting Facilities 19 Standards of Conduct Alcohol & Drugs 56 Student Absences for College-Sanctioned Events 49 Student Accident/Injury Procedures 32 Student Accounting Office 35 Student Advocacy Center 6 Student Business Card Orders 22 Student Center for Health & Optimum Performance 31 Student C-HOP 31 Student Council 39 Student Directory Information 22 Student Email 23 Student Intellectual Property Policy 59 Student Involvement & Leadership 38 Student Messages 23 Student Records 69 Student Services 35 99

Student Services Locations 35 Student Services Mission 35 Student Success Center 40 Student Support Services 40 Study Rooms 33 Supplemental Instruction 40 Suspension of Federal/State Aid Eligibility 13

T Ticket Payments 30 Tobacco- and Smoke-Free Campus 68 Total Loan Indebtedness 10 Towing 30 Transcript Request 16 Transfer Courses 13 Tuition & Fees 14 Tuition for Part-Time Students 16 Tuition Payment Policy 15 Tutoring 40

U Unpaid Balances 15 U.S. Mail 23

V Vehicle Registration Process 27 Veteran Students 10 Visitor Parking/Temporary Parking Permits 27 Voter Registration 38

W Wellness Center 45 Wellness Center Lockers 36 Wireless Internet Access 34 Withdrawal 72 Workshops 41

Z Zell Miller Scholarship 7


Department

Phone

Location

Hours of Operation

Admission

770-426-2884

Learning Resource Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Alumni

770-426-2925

Sport Health Science Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Department of Athletics

770-426-2616

Sport Health Science Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Basic Science

770-426-2718

College of Undergraduate Studies

M-F 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m

Student Advocacy Center

770-426-2667

Learning Resource Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Bookstore

770-426-2686

College of Undergraduate Studies

M-F 7:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Campus Safety Dept

770-426-2911

Mod 2

M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Career Services

770-426-2767

Sport Health Science Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Chiropractic Science

770-426-2709

Center for Chiropractic Education

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Clinic (Main)

770-792-6100

Center for Health and Optimum Performance (CHOP)

M-F 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Clinic Sciences

770-4266-2741

College of Undergraduate Studies

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Clinic (Student)

770-426-2664

Administration Building

M-F 8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

College of Arts & Sciences

770-426-2697

College of Undergraduate Studies

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

College of Chiropractic

770-426-2697

Center for Chiropractic Education

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Counseling

770-426-2725

Center for Chiropractic Education (Student Success Center)

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Development

770-426-2975

1085 Barclay Circle

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Financial Aid

770-426-2901

Administration Building

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Human Resources

770-426-2930

1075 Barclay Circle

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Information Technology

770-426-2624

Administration Building

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Library

770-426-2688

Learning Resource Center

M-T 7:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., F 7:00 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Sat 10:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m., Sun 1:30 p.m.-11:45 p.m.

Marketing

770-426-2653

Sport Health Science Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Natural Science

770-426-2733

College of Undergraduate Studies

M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Nutrition

770-426-2736

College of Undergraduate Studies

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Post Graduate

770-426-2753

Center for Chiropractic Education

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Registrar’s Office

770-426-2780

Learning Resource Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Socrates CafĂŠ

(678) 331-4328

College of Undergraduate Studies

M-F 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Study Hours (no food service during these hours): M-F 3:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m., Sat-Sun 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Sport Health Science

770-426-2771

Sports Health Science Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Student Accounting

770-426-2626

Learning Resource Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Ian Grassam Treehouse

M-F 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Sat-Sun 12:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m.

Student Center Student Conduct

770-426-2708

Sport Health Science Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Student Council

(770)792-6041

Student Services

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Student Services

770-426-2700

Sport Health Science Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Student Success Center

770-426-2725

Center for Chiropractic Education

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Switchboard

770-426-2600

Learning Resource Center

M-F 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Village Retreat

770-419-5554

1135 Barclay Circle

M-F 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sat 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Wellness Center

770-426-2870

Sports Health Science Center

M-Th 6:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m., F 6:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Sat-Sun 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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General Reference National Board of Chiropractic Examiners Information related to dates of administration of NBCE examinations may be obtained from the Life University Academic Quarterly or by visiting the NBCE website at http://www.nbce.org. Council on Chiropractic Education

http://www.cce-usa.org

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

http://www.sacs.org

Council on American Dietetics

http://www.eatright.org

For a complete listing of Life University quarterly course offerings, references for planning student schedules, consulting with advisors and registering for classes, go to www.LIFE.edu, click on Quick Links, click on Academic Quarterly and choose the quarter you wish to view. For complete information about Life University, its campus, degrees and course descriptions for all classes, policies, procedures and academic calendar, access the Academic Catalog by clicking on the following link: www.LIFE.edu/Academic-Catalog. For information regarding our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), click on the following link: www.LIFE.edu/Academic-Pages/Auxiliary-Programs/QEP/.

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