Greetings from LMU!

Welcome to the Railsplitter family! As our legacy, President Lincoln, once said, "Upon the subject of education ... I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in.

The Academic and Student Support Services team aims to cultivate a safe environment that empowers your pursuit of higher education at LMU—a mission of the highest importance according to our namesake. It is this educational experience that will equip you to be leaders and world-changers, both here and beyond. The Railsplitter Community Standards are a crucial aspect of fostering that environment and building you into such leaders. We in the Division of Academic and Student Support Services have the privilege and responsibility of walking alongside you as you experience newfound individual liberty, mature in responsibility, and improve as a holistic person in line with the principles this University is built upon.

In the following pages, you will find the detailed framework within which a safe and growing student body can develop. We must all own our part in fostering an atmosphere of respect: for each other, for our beautiful campuses and facilities, and our health and safety—and promote accountability in doing so. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the Community Standards Guide and let it serve as a guide to your LMU experience. It is only together and with an intentional dedication to respectful and informed action that we can exist as the vibrant and flourishing learning community we have come to be in 125 years.

Again, welcome to the Railsplitter Community, and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask. The Railsplitter Nation is more than just a close-knit community of students, faculty, and staff—we are a family!

All the best,

Mr. Blaze Bowers, J.D.

Assistant Vice President for Academic and Student Support Services