Standards and Expectations
Ethics and Discipline, Code of Ethics |
Grades and Honors |
Grades and Quality Points |
The Eight-Year Forgiveness Policy/Academic Forgiveness Policy
Minimum Academic Standards |
Dean's List |
President's List |
Ethics and Discipline,
Code of Ethics
Christian higher education has always been a major concern and integral
part of Baptist life in North Carolina. Consequently, over the years,
Christian universities and the church have stood as partners. Campbell
University plays an important role in the mission of the church and the
mission of the Kingdom of God on earth.
Campbell University is Christian but
not sectarian. Each year, many religious denominations and faiths are
represented on the campus. However, it is expected that all those who
attend the University will be sympathetic to its stated purposes.
As a Baptist university, Campbell is
committed to teaching students to think with Christian values as their
basic guidelines. Accordingly, it is incumbent upon the University to
provide its students with a code of honorable behavior that in its
observance makes more nearly possible an environment whereby the student
can grow spiritually, morally, and intellectually.
To perpetuate these Christian ideals
and principles, it is the responsibility of each student to maintain a
high standard of personal behavior. Thus, a student who matriculates at
Campbell University should demonstrate a willingness to abide by the
following code while a member of the student body.
The code of Campbell University arises
directly out of the institution’s statement of purpose.
The basic principles which guide the
development of Christian character and govern Christian behavior are to
be found in the Scriptures. Moral law is the gift of God and is fully
revealed in the teachings of Jesus Christ.
The student, by virtue of his
enrollment, agrees to abide by the rules and moral precepts which govern
the University community. Because of the University’s commitment to the
Lordship of Christ over every area of life, wholehearted obedience to
moral law as set forth in the Old and New Testaments and exemplified in
the life of Christ applies to every member of the University community,
regardless of position.
- While the
Bible does not provide a specific teaching regarding all social
practices, its emphasis on general principles is unmistakable,
particularly in circumstances where lack of self-restraint would be
harmful or offensive to others.
- Out of these
general principles come certain concrete expectations which should be
viewed not negatively but as practical guidelines for conduct and for a
productive way of life:
- To uphold at
all times and in all places, both on- and off-campus, the University’s
statement of purpose.
- To protect
the property rights of others from theft, damage, or misuse.
- To adhere to
all college policies and regulations, including the rules governing the
use of facilities, housing on and off the campus, and campus
- To obey,
respect, and uphold the law of the land.
- To refrain
from the possession, use, or distribution of alcoholic beverages and
- To maintain
a standard of dress which insures neatness, cleanliness, and
appropriateness of attire.
- To exhibit
good taste, decency, and restraint at all times, refraining from
disorderly conduct and indecent, profane, or obscene expression.
- To be honest
in all behavior, never cheating, plagiarizing, or knowingly giving false
- To abstain
from any sexual relations outside the bonds of marriage.
- To exemplify
principles of honor, integrity, and morality, and to help others fulfill
their obligations under this code.
The Student Handbook is published each year by the student personnel
staff. Student activities, campus services, academic regulations and
policies, and regulations governing student affairs at Campbell
University are stated in the Student Handbook.
Every student is expected to become
thoroughly acquainted with the Student Handbook. Students are
responsible for complying with the policies and regulations presented in
the annual edition of the Student Handbook.
Grades and Honors
Grades and Quality
The grading scales with the assigned quality points are as follows:
Quality of Work
Failure/Non-mastery of material
Failure due to Honor Violation
Failing at time of withdrawal
Passing at time of withdrawal
Passing (Graduate only)
Grades of "A, B, C, D, F, FX, I, and
WF" are included in semester hours attempted and will affect the grade
point average. Grades of "IC, WP, AU, and P" will not affect the grade
The cumulative grade point average
(GPA) is determined by dividing the total quality points earned by the
total number of semester hours attempted.
A grade of "I" (Incomplete) must be
removed by the completion of the work within 30 days after the opening
of the next semester; otherwise, it will be recorded as an "F". A grade
of "IC" must be removed by the completion of the work within 120 days. A
student may appeal a grade within a period of one academic year from the
semester in which the grade was assigned. No changes to the transcript
will be made after a twelve-month period unless a professor acknowledges
in writing that an error in grade reporting has occurred.
The Grade of "FX"
A faculty member has a number
of courses of action available to deal with academic dishonesty. In
less flagrant situations involving students with no previous record of
academic dishonesty, the faculty member may refer the case to the Office
of Student Life or the faculty member may choose to assign a grade of
“FX.” The “F” indicates failure of the course; the “X” indicates the
reason for that failure (i.e., academic dishonesty). The “X” will
remain on the student’s record until he or she graduates or transfers to
another college or university. The “F” may be replaced if the student
retakes the course. If the student believes that the “FX” grade is not
justified, he or she may appeal the “X” portion of the grade to the
Student Judicial Committee unless the violation is plagiarism in which
the appeal is to the Faculty Executive Committee. The Committee will
hear the appeal and may affirm the “X” or direct the registrar to remove
it from the student’s record. The University Executive Cabinet is the
final appellate body on issues involving academic dishonesty.
Faculty members assigning a grade of
“FX” should notify the Vice President for Student Life. The Office of
Student Life will notify the student in writing of the “FX” grade and
procedures for appeal.
For repeat courses, the last
attempt only will affect the final grade point average. Previous hours
attempted, previous hours passed, and previous quality points will not
be considered, although they will remain on the permanent record. All
grades from all attempts are recorded and remain on the transcript
permanently. Alternative course credit (e.g. CLEP and DSST) will not
replace a grade. Additionally, a grade of "WP" or "AU" will not replace
The Eight-Year Academic Forgiveness
Campbell University has an academic
forgiveness policy for which eligible candidates may apply. To be
eligible a candidate’s course credits must be at least eight years old.
Under the terms of the policy, credit will be awarded (hours only)
for courses for which the candidate earned a grade of "C" or better.
Students will not be required to repeat courses for which they have
earned a "D"; however, no credit hours toward graduation will be allowed
for "D" grades. Under the terms of the eight-year forgiveness policy,
failing grades will not be charged against a student’s grade point
Academic Standards for Satisfactory Progress
To be eligible for continued
enrollment, students must have met the following cumulative grade point
average on all college-level work attempted:
who have attempted fewer than 48 semester hours must have a
quality-point ratio of 1.4.
who have attempted 48 but fewer than 78 semester hours must have a
quality-point ratio of 1.6.
who have attempted 78 but fewer than 110 semester hours must have a
quality-point ratio of 1.8.
who have attempted 110 but fewer than 130 semester hours must have a
quality-point ratio of 1.90.
who have attempted 130 or more semester hours must have a quality-point
ratio of 2.0.
Students not meeting the minimum
academic standards will be advised to attend summer school at Campbell
to improve their grade point average.
Students of junior standing or less (64 semester hours or less) whose
GPA falls below a 1.800 will be allowed to register for a maximum of
13.5 semester hours.
The University Retention Committee convenes in May of each year to
review the academic progress of undergraduate students. The Committee
issues an "Academic Warning" to any student whose composite grade point
average is less than 2.0. A student who fails to show progress toward
graduation may receive more than one "Academic Warning" until such time
as the quality point deficit is reduced in its entirety. However, a
student who has not made satisfactory progress during any grading period
may be suspended without further "Academic Warnings."
Students who incur quality point
deficits of 40 or more are normally declared "academically ineligible"
for a minimum of one semester. Students who have been ruled ineligible
for readmission may appeal to the Retention Committee.
To receive financial aid under Federal
Title IV Programs, a student must be making "satisfactory progress"
toward graduation as defined herein. In addition, all full-time students
must pass an average of 9 hours each semester during the first two years
and an average of 11 hours during the remainder of the undergraduate
The requirements for the
Dean’s List are as follows:
- A minimum class load of 12 semester
- An average of 3.25 or better on
work completed during a semester.
- No grade below a "C".
- Not more than one "C" grade.
- No incomplete grades.
- No penalty points in effect.
The requirements for the
President’s List are as follows:
- Be eligible for the Dean’s List.
- Complete at least a second semester
of residence at Campbell University.
- Earn a cumulative GPA of 3.50 on a
4-point scale on all work attempted.
Note: The honor lists are prepared at
the end of the fall and spring semesters each academic year. In order to
be eligible, a student must meet the requirements at the time the lists
Academic appeals are handled within the appropriate college or school.
Any grievance of a student relating to an academic matter shall first be
discussed with the appropriate faculty member. Every effort should be
made to resolve the matter at this level. If the grievance cannot be
resolved with the faculty member, the student shall discuss the matter
with the appropriate department chair. If the grievance cannot be
resolved with the department chair, the student shall discuss the matter
with the appropriate dean. The decision of the dean in academic matters