This handbook, published by the Dean of Students Office, is intended to provide important information about college life. It includes a section with reference material, including emergency information, a segment that outlines student rights, another that delineates student responsibilities, including most student-related policies, and a list of College resources. These materials represent a long tradition and will assist you in participating as an active member of the RMC community as students, faculty, staff and alumni.

The provisions of this handbook are not to be regarded as a contract between any student/parent and the College. However, all students who accept admission at Randolph-Macon College agree to abide by, uphold, and defend the Student Conduct Code. 

The College reserves the right to change any of the policies, rules, regulations, and standards of conduct at any time as may be necessary in the interest of the College.

The College also reserves the right to modify or discontinue any of the services, programs, or activities described in this handbook.

Changes to Policies

The policies and regulations of R-MC may be amended from time to time by action of the responsible bodies. Therefore, the documents in this handbook are subject to change during the academic session. Because of the likelihood of these changes, the official policy is the online version of the student handbook, which can be found on the website

Official Communication

All official communication between the College and student(s) will be through the R-MC student mail services and/or through a student’s College assigned e-mail account.

Table of Contents

Emergency Information

Intellectual Property Rights Policy

Policy on the Disclosure of Academic Records

Academic Program Policies

Academic Calendar

Academic Integrity Code

Student Mission Statement

Student Bill of Rights

Student Complaints

Student Conduct Code

College Alcohol Policy

College Illegal Drug Policy

Sexual and Relationship Conduct Policy

Risk Management and Social Host Policy

Residence Life Policies

Residency Requirements

Room Search Policies

Residential Facilities Policies and Procedures

Fraternity and Sorority Housing Policies

College Hazing Policy

Computer Resources

Non-Discrimination and Harassment Policy

Online Copyright Infringement Policy

Posting and Distribution Policy

Solicitation Policy

Policy on Parking and Motor Vehicle Registration

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)

Guest Speakers and Program Philosophy

Registered Sex Offenders

Emergency Assistance Procedures

Minor Abuse Policy

Sensitive Exam Policy

The online version of this document is the official copy of the Student Handbook. There is a printable version provided as a courtesy. In cases where the two differ, the online version is the official version.

Updated – 8-15-2020
Updated – 12-3-2020
Updated – 7-1-2021
Updated – 11-5-2021
Updated – 7/25/2022
Updated – 2/23/2023