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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education

8VAC35. George Mason University




George Mason University offers 210 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, including 36 doctoral programs. The main campus is located in Fairfax. The board of visitors may, in respect to the government and management of the university, make such regulations as it deems expedient. Code of Virginia, Title 23.1, Chapter 15.

The board of visitors or other governing body of every state-supported institution of higher education in Virginia is authorized to establish rules and regulations for the acceptance of students; for the conduct of students and the suspension and dismissal of students who fail or refuse to abide by such rules; for the rescission or restriction of financial aid; for the employment of professors, teachers, instructors and all other employees; and for parking and traffic on property owned by the institution. The board of visitors or other governing body is required to establish policies and procedures regarding a dependent student's receipt of mental health treatment at the student health or counseling center under certain circumstances and the release of a dependent student's educational record.

In addition, the board of visitors or other governing body is authorized to establish programs to promote compliance among students with laws relating to the use of alcoholic beverages, to establish guidelines for the initiation or induction into any social fraternity or sorority, and promote the awareness and prevention of sexual crimes committed upon students. Code of Virginia, Title 23.1, Chapter 13.

Regulations may be obtained from George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. Internet address:

Rev. 11/2017


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