The uniqueness of the academic community requires particular sensitivity to the individual rights of students and the rights of the University community. Rules and regulations are imperative as a basis for the orderly conduct of University activities and for maintaining an environment conducive to study, recreation and personal growth.

Student Handbook 
Regulations are intended to create sound living and learning conditions for all members of the campus community and to promote an atmosphere that encourages personal integrity. This handbook provides you with an outline of policies and an overview of the standards expected of students.
University Handbook 2013-14
The reputation and credibility of an institution of higher education requires the commitment of every member of the community to uphold and to protect its academic and social integrity. As such, all members of the Christopher Newport University community uphold and enforce the rules, regulations and policies contained in this publication.
Residence Life Handbook
Important information you need to know while living on campus, including policies and procedures that govern residential living. Your understanding and respect for these issues are critical to your success as a residential student.
Student Organization Handbook (Currently under revision. Please contact the Office of Student Activities.)
Your involvement in campus activities provides you with an opportunity to learn leadership skills, make social connections, foster personal growth and most importantly, have fun! This handbook, along with the CNU Student Handbook, has been established for the purpose of assisting student organization leaders with the guidelines, policies, procedures, roles and responsibilities of the University.

Residence Life - Student Employment

Student Activities

  • Men & Leadership Program
  • Women & Leadership Program
  • Emerging Leaders Program
  • Student Organization Development Series

Campus Activities Board - Leadership Positions

  • General board member (February)
    - Join CAB and make a difference at CNU!
  • Committee Chair (January)
    - Apply for a leadership role in CAB.


Residence Life: Crisis Response

Events -  Services

Student Organizations


Apply for Conference Funding

The CNU Conference Attendance Support Fund (Conference Fund) is available to any (eligible) student who wants to enhance his/her educational experiences by attending academic, professional and/or organization conferences.

Small Grant Funding

The Small Grant Fund is available to registered and sponsored organizations in support of events, activities, and student-led programs/initiatives that contribute to the quality of campus life at CNU.


  • Applications are turned in to the Office of Student Activities (DSU 330).
    • When turning in the Small Grant Funding Application packet, you will sign up for a presentation time
  • Small Grant Allocation Meetings are held weekly. The meeting time for Fall 2014 allocation meetings is yet to be determined.
  • Monday, April 13th - LAST Small Grant Allocation Meeting for Spring 2015

Front End Budget

A small number of student organizations will be considered for Front End Budget (FEB) status. FEB organizations are organizations whose contributions to the university extend beyond any specific issue/interest and are deemed to have a significant impact on the campus community.

Current Front End Budget Organizations:

    • Campus Activities Board (CAB)
    • Captain's Log
    • Class Councils
    • Multicultural Student Association
    • Student Assembly
    • Student Honor Council


  • Travel Information -  CNU policy / procedure
  • Travel Policy
    Traveling on behalf of your organization and University may be a requirement of your position in your organization. We will do everything we can to help you have a meaningful and safe trip.
  • Travel Request (PDF)
  • Travel Waiver (PDF)
    Statement of responsibility and assumption of risk for student organizations and conference travelers
  • Travel Reimbursement (MS Excel)
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