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The Lyceum Program is an Emory & Henry College academic requirement for graduation.
You must behave respectfully during any Lyceum you attend. You are expected to be seated no less than five minutes before an event is scheduled to begin. Avoid extremely casual attire when attending Lyceum events; especially those held in the Chapel. Any faculty or staff member may dismiss you from a Lyceum event for any behavior that distracts you or others from full participation in the event, including sleeping, talking, reading, doing homework, texting, and generally any form of rude behavior.
If you seek credit for an Artalk, you are expected also to view the exhibit in the Art Gallery located on the second floor of the McGlothlin Center for the Arts to which the Artalk relates.
You must have your ID card with you and present it upon entering and leaving each on-campus event. You are responsible for making sure that your ID card is properly bar-coded and for consulting campus security if recoding is needed. If you arrive at an event late or leave early, you will not receive credit for attendance. In the case of Barter plays and Arts Array films that are Lyceum eligible, you must scan your card with the Emory & Henry faculty/staff member present. Click here to view eligible Barter and Arts Array events.
No more than two credited events in any semester may be films and no more than two may be Barter plays. You may not receive more than on credit for a multiple-performance events (e.g., a play), even if you attend several performances. The Literary Festival, Ampersand Day, and two-part Lyceums are exempt from the multiple-performance rule.
If you do not complete your Lyceum requirement before graduation, you will not be awarded a degree, even if you have met all other graduation requirements. You are exempt from any Lyceum obligation your final semester before graduation; but only if you have already completed your Lyceum obligation fully.
If you enter your final semester with a Lyceum deficit, you are advised to remedy it by attending as many Lyceums as needed during the first half of the final semester. Do not enter the final weeks before commencement with a Lyceum deficit.
Your total Lyceum requirements is tied not to the number of credits you have transferred in; rather it is tied to the number of semesters you are enrolled here. If there is a reduction in the usual 35 Lyceum requirement in your care, it will be because you spend fewer than eight semesters as a full-time E&H undergraduate.
Your overall Lyceum requirement can be estimated using the following guideline: five Lyceums per semester for each E&H semester except the final one. Your specific requirement may be clarified at the time of your graduation audit.
Calculating the Requirement
As a student enrolled in an undergraduate degree program at Emory & Henry, you are required to register attendance at five Lyceum events per semester, exclusive of summer school. If you extend you academic program beyond four years, you are not required to attend more than 35 Lyceums.
If in a particular semester your enrollment fall below 12 credit hours (such that you are a part-time student) you are required to attend one even for each course in which you are enrolled that semester, up to five. If you are enrolled in student teaching, your Lyceum requirement is two events.
As attendance at Lyceums are an academic requirement, any attempt on the part of a student to present her or himself as having attended a Lyceum which she or he did not attend is viewed as a form of academic dishonesty and is dealt with accordingly. For example, submitting a ticket stub for a Barter play or an Arts Array film that one had not attended is a breach of the Honor Code and is subject to Judicial disposition. Random check may be conducted regarding attendance at such events.