Student Handbook

2. Welcome to Bacone College

WELCOME​ ​TO​ ​BACONE​ ​COLLEGE

We​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​extend​ ​a​ ​warm​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​those​ ​of​ ​you​ ​who​ ​are​ ​the​ ​newest members​ ​of​ ​our​ ​community​ ​and​ ​a​ ​welcome​ ​back​ ​to​ ​our​ ​students​ ​returning​ ​for​ ​continued​ ​studies at​ ​Bacone​ ​College. 

To​ ​make​ ​your​ ​transition​ ​into​ ​this​ ​academic​ ​year​ ​as​ ​successful​ ​and​ ​rewarding​ ​as​ ​possible,​ ​Student Affairs​ ​is​ ​pleased​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​you​ ​with​ ​this​ ​Student​ ​Handbook.​ ​Your​ ​college​ ​years​ ​are​ ​a​ ​time​ ​of personal​ ​and​ ​spiritual​ ​growth​ ​and​ ​discovery.​ ​This​ ​handbook​ ​will​ ​introduce​ ​many​ ​of​ ​the​ ​different opportunities​ ​available​ ​to​ ​you​ ​at​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​and​ ​in​ ​the​ ​local​ ​community. 

We​ ​hope​ ​that​ ​this​ ​academic​ ​year​ ​will​ ​prove​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​productive​ ​learning​ ​experience​ ​for​ ​you,​ ​one that​ ​will​ ​be​ ​conducive​ ​to​ ​intellectual​ ​discovery,​ ​bring​ ​you​ ​to​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​campus​ ​events,​ ​involve you​ ​in​ ​a recognized​ ​student​ ​organization​ ​or​ ​a​ ​sports​ ​team,​ ​lead​ ​you​ ​to​ ​actively​ ​participate​ ​in community​ ​service,​ ​and​ ​perhaps​ ​engage​ ​you​ ​in​ ​artistic​ ​creation. 

This​ ​handbook​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​contract.​ ​It​ ​provides​ ​information​ ​and​ ​represents​ ​certain​ ​significant policies​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College.​ ​Policies​ ​and​ ​interpretation​ ​by​ ​the​ ​administration​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​change​ ​as circumstances​ ​warrant.​ ​Please​ ​check​ ​with​ ​the​ ​appropriate​ ​offices​ ​for​ ​updates​ ​and​ ​current application​ ​of​ ​any​ ​policy. 

We​ ​wish​ ​you​ ​all​ ​the​ ​best​ ​for​ ​a​ ​safe,​ ​happy,​ ​and​ ​productive​ ​year!

MISSION​ ​STATEMENT

Bacone​ ​College,​ ​an​ ​independent​ ​institution​ ​related​ ​to​ ​the​ ​American​ ​Baptist​ ​Churches,​ ​U.S.A., maintains​ ​its​ ​commitment​ ​to​ ​serving​ ​Native​ ​Americans​ ​within​ ​a​ ​culturally​ ​diverse​ ​community. The​ ​College,​ ​through​ ​its​ ​baccalaureate​ ​and​ ​associate​ ​degree​ ​programs​ ​challenges​ ​students​ ​to develop​ ​intellectual​ ​and​ ​social​ ​skills,​ ​spiritual​ ​values​ ​and​ ​healthy​ ​life-styles​ ​by​ ​providing education​ ​in​ ​a​ ​nurturing​ ​Christian​ ​environment.​ ​​(Adopted​ ​11/08/04) 

STUDENT​ ​AFFAIRS

Curricular​ ​and​ ​extracurricular​ ​activities​ ​are​ ​important​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​total​ ​educational experience.​ ​Intercollegiate​ ​and​ ​intramural​ ​sports​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​student​ ​organizations​ ​are​ ​considered integral​ ​parts​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College​ ​experience.​ ​Throughout​ ​the​ ​year,​ ​we​ ​offer​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​activities​ ​that appeal​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student​ ​body.​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​planning​ ​on​ ​and​ ​off​ ​campus​ ​activities. We​ welcome​ ​new​ ​ideas​ ​for​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​other​ ​programs.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​created​ ​a​ ​campus​ ​app​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​you informed​ ​of​ ​all​ ​activities​ ​of​ ​the​ ​college.​ ​The​ ​campus​ ​app​ ​is​ ​called​ ​“Campus​ ​Quad.”​ ​Please​ ​check​ ​it daily​ ​for​ ​campus​ ​activities.​ ​Campus​ ​events​ ​will​ ​be​ ​posted​ ​on​ ​Campus​ ​Quad​ ​in​ ​advance​ ​of each​ ​activity​ ​and​ ​information​ ​will​ ​also​ ​be​ ​presented​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Campus​ ​Event​ ​Monitors.​ ​You​ ​may​ ​be required​ ​to​ ​sign​ ​up​ ​in​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​certain​ ​activities. 

Organizations 

Any​ ​organization​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​must​ ​identify​ ​its​ ​goals​ ​and​ ​objectives​ ​and​ ​see​ ​that​ ​these​ ​are compatible​ with​ ​the​ ​philosophy,​ ​mission​ ​and​ ​regulations​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College.​ ​Each​ ​student organization​ ​must​ ​obtain​ ​official​ ​recognition​ ​from​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​and​ ​Student​ ​Government Association.​ ​Please​ ​refer​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Constitution​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Government​ ​Association​ ​for​ ​further details.