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Code of Conduct

Southern Virginia University’s Code of Conduct is founded on the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, His commandment to Love One Another, and the Church’s 13th Article of Faith: “We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all.” We invite and welcome all who will sincerely strive to live by these principles and shared commitments to one another.


  • Be trustworthy and keep promises
  • Live a chaste and virtuous life, including abstaining from sexual relations outside of marriage
  • Abstain from alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, vaping, and any form of substance abuse


  • Be honest in all things
  • Obey the law and follow university policies
  • Do not cheat, steal, or plagiarize


  • Be kind and treat all people with dignity and respect
  • Use clean language free from profanity, vulgarity, and discriminatory speech
  • Do not abuse, bully, harass, or discriminate against others

Dress Code

Dress and appearance should be clean, respectful, and appropriate for the occasion.

Honor Pledge

“I have read the Code of Conduct and Dress Code of Southern Virginia University and appreciate that it is a privilege to be part of a community that strives to live by these principles.

I acknowledge that violations of the Code of Conduct or Dress Code that are deliberate, repeated, or egregious will result in referral to the Office of the Dean of Students and may result in appropriate action from the University.

On my honor as a student at Southern Virginia University I will sincerely strive to live by the University’s Code of Conduct and Dress Code.”

Our Mission

Southern Virginia University’s mission is to gather faithful Latter-day Saints and those who share our values, lift intellectually, socially, and spiritually, and launch into successful lives and careers.