Any student, whether he or she is a legally defined adult or a legally defined juvenile, is still protected by the law and enjoys a process which recognizes and observes their rights as human beings. Nonetheless, the school has broad authority to regulate conduct both on-campus and at school sponsored events off-campus. Broad authority means that school authorities can regulate student speech, attire, organizations, lockers, dormitory rooms, as well as testing any student suspected of substance abuse. In each instance, however, school authorities must have a compelling justification to regulate student conduct and in doing so maintain a reasonable standard of privacy and intrusiveness, including a due process approach on a case-by-case basis rather than a zero-tolerance policy. The school has an ethical responsibility to refrain from hypocritical actions which may injure a student’s opportunity to an education.
Jeonju University officials delegate to the faculty the responsibility for academic policies and procedures and for discipline. The principal is in charge of the administration of faculty policy in all matters concerning student life at the school, including discipline. All faculty members accept the responsibility to advise students and to guide their conduct at any time or in any place while they are under the authority of the school. The students in turn, through their representatives, participate in the shaping of disciplinary policy by helping the faculty to define the essential regulations and to enforce them. Every new student is assigned a faculty member as his or her adviser. Students are encouraged to consult their advisers both on school affairs and on personal problems. Through communication with the advisees’ parents, the adviser supplies an essential link between family and school.