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All students at International Lordland University are encouraged to participate in the student government.
The student government works to promote structure for student expression and self-government.
It is organized to serve as a voice for the student body to University administration and trustees, to cooperate with the faculty and administration in the daily function of the University, to advance the welfare of the University, and to promote an awareness of and interest in the vital issues affecting the University community. Each May, the student government elects officers who will serve as the student government leadership and who will work closely with the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs.

Student Leadership

Comprised of students elected annually by the student body, the Student Government Council promotes students’ interests and conducts activities which directly relate to student life. For example, the Student Government Council nominates students to serve on various faculty/ student committees, presents the needs and desires of students to the school, and organizes social events for fellowship during the school year.

Student Body Association

The students of International Lordland University are organized in a Student Body Association, for the purpose of promoting the best interest of students and to create a spirit of cooperation. This association also serves as the conduit through which students can input their ideas to the University for addressing students' needs and interests.
Officers of the university Student Association, elected by the student body for the term of one year, are:
• President
• Vice-President
• Secretary
• Treasurer

Standards of Conduct, Disciplinary Policy and Expulsion

This university shall take disciplinary action against a student who violates the standards of personal and ethical conduct.
These standards include the following:
• Academic misconduct including, but not limited to plagiarism or cheating
• Fabrication: Falsification or invention of information concerning the student's
• Use or possession of alcoholic beverage, illegal drugs or dangerous weapon
on campus
• Sexual harassment or misconduct
• Giving false statements to the university regarding application for admission
• Theft of university or personal property
• Unauthorized use of the university property
• Hazing
• Use of vulgar or abusive language to the faculty or staff; and
• Obstruction or disruption of the educational process on or off campus
Among those listed, an act of academic dishonesty is one of the most serious violations of the student code of conduct. Definitions of various forms of academic dishonesty are as follows:
• Plagiarism: Knowingly or intentionally presenting the ideas, words or work of
another as one's own.
• Cheating: Unauthorized use of study aids, examination files or receiving
unauthorized assistance in any academic exercise.
The Ethical Conduct Committee of the university, composed of faculty representatives, administrators and a representative from the university Student Association, is entrusted with the task of determining the disciplinary action.

These actions shall be implemented immediately upon the findings of a violation by the Ethical Conduct Committee and include, but are not limited to:
• verbal reprimand
• written reprimand
• loss of credits
• property restitution
• temporary suspension or dismissal
• permanent dismissal

Notice of Student Rights

Students matriculated at International Lordland University are entitled to and are assured of the following rights:
• To receive quality educational services provided by the duly qualified and experienced faculty;
• To cancel enrollment and receive a full refund of the amount paid for tuition, fees and other instructional charges consistent with refund policies(less non-refundable fees), if notice of cancellation is delivered or mailed to the Registrar's office prior to the posted deadline;
• To discontinue his or her academic program at any time and receive a prorated refund for the part of the course not taken in accordance with the refund policy stated in the school catalog;
• With a 24 hour notice to inspect and review his or her records during the normal business hours and seek correction of errors in the records through the established administrative procedures;
• To call for a hearing in accordance with the procedures established for the purpose of resolving all types of complaints and disputes; and
• To write to the state regulatory agency or accrediting agency to register complaints and seek fair and just remedial action.

Student Complaint Procedures

Students may direct all complaints to the Director of Student Affairs. The Director of Student Affairs shall be responsible for taking action to remedy the complaint under California Education Code Section 73770.
A student may lodge a complaint by communicating orally or in writing to any teacher, administrator, admissions personnel, or counselor. Faculty, administrator, or personnel who receive a complaint shall attempt to resolve all complaints that are related to his/her duties and transmit it as soon as possible to the Dean of the School.
If a student orally delivers the complaint and the complaint is not resolved either within a reasonable period or before the student again complains about the same matter, the student is recommended to submit the complaint to the Director of Dean of the School in writing using the university's complaint form. If the student provides a written complaint, the Dean of the School shall provide the student with a written response within 10 days of receiving the complaint, including a summary of university's investigation and disposition of it. If the complaint or relief requested by the student is rejected, the university shall provide the students with the reasons for the rejection.
The students participation in the complaint procedure and the disposition of a student's complaint shall not limit or waive any of the student's other rights or remedies.

Hearing Committee

Academic dishonesty or acts of student conduct that violate University standards and Code of Conduct will subject the student to disciplinary action that may include dismissal from the University. However, in conformance with Due Process and prior to implementing any disciplinary action, the student is given a hearing before an impartial committee. The student is also given an opportunity to appeal any decision that he/she believes is unfavorable.

Student Handbook

The students and staff of International Lordland University have written a special handbook in which the specific requirements of student conduct have been detailed. This handbook also contains specific information on community resources, school procedures, student organizations, and student activities.

Grievance Resolution Policy and Procedures

It is the aim of the university to resolve all complaints, including but not limited to, grade disputes, alleged sexual harassment or any other form of complaint in a manner that is fair and just for all persons involved. The Grievance committee has been established for this purpose and is composed of representatives from faculty, administration and student government. The Dean of the university serves as the chair of the Grievance Committee.
All complaints against a faculty member or staff of the university, grade disputes, or requested disciplinary action against a university student must be in writing. When preparing a formal appeal to the Grievance Committee, the following information should be documented and submitted to the chair of the committee:
• Nature of the complaint or dispute;
• Date the alleged dispute or problem occurred;
• Names of the individuals involved
• Copies of all relevant documents.

All appeals, officially submitted to the Grievance Committee, will be administered as follows:
• Date for hearing will be set within 30 calendar days from the date of the
written grievance received by the committee, and
• Within seven calendar days from the hearing, the Grievance Committee shall
render a decision and forward it to the student via register mail.

If the ruling is not satisfactory to the student, he or she has the right to write to the Board of Trustees of the university within 15 calendar days from the date posted on the registered mail, which contained the Grievance Committee's decision. The Board of Trustees shall render a decision within 30 calendar days from the date the appeal was received by the Board.
If the Board decision still is not satisfactory to the student, he or she has the right to contact the regulatory agency named below:
State of California Department of Consumer Affairs
Physical Address: 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, #400, Sacramento CA, 95833
Mailing address: P. O. Box 980818, W. Sacramento, CA 95798-0818
Telephone Number: (916) 431-6959, Fax Number: (916) 263-1897