Administrative Code

Virginia Administrative Code
Title 8. Education

Agency 45. James Madison University





James Madison University was founded in 1908 and offers 139 undergraduate, graduate, educational specialist, and doctoral programs. The campus is located in Harrisonburg. The university is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and current student enrollment is over 21,000.

The Board of Visitors, in respect to the government and management of the university, is empowered to make such regulations as it deems appropriate pursuant to § 23.1-1301 A 1 of the Code of Virginia. The board is authorized to appoint all teachers and agents and fix their salaries, to generally direct the affairs of the university, and to confer degrees, in addition to all other powers and authority given to all boards under the provisions of the Code of Virginia. These powers include the establishment of 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.

Regulations may be obtained from the Office of University Counsel, James Madison University, 820 Madison Drive, Room 104, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807. The website is at

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