The 2012-13 BJU Student Handbook has been posted to the school’s website, and it contains a new policy prohibiting open dissent against the school.
On page 51, under “General Grievances & Complaints”, the Handbook states:
Students should keep in mind that it is not acceptable to disparage BJU through media. Any attempt to do so will not be tolerated and is grounds for dismissal as a student.
The rule is new to the Handbook this year and is presumably in response to last year’s student/alumni movement, which primarily took shape on Facebook.
The new policy seems to run contrary to public statements made by Stephen Jones in 2010, when Facebook was first allowed on campus, that social media sites would not be patrolled or monitored by Student Life staff.