Student Handbook

7. General College Policies

COLLEGE​ ​POLICIES

Contract​ ​Policy 

No​ ​individual,​ ​group​ ​of​ ​individuals,​ ​club​ ​or​ ​organization​ ​representing​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​shall​ ​enter into​ ​a​ ​contractual​ ​agreement​ ​of​ ​any​ ​nature​ ​without​ ​written​ ​approval​ ​from​ ​The​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​the President. 

Notice​ ​of​ ​Non​ ​Discrimination 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​does​ ​not​ ​discriminate​ ​on​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​of​ ​race,​ ​color,​ ​national​ ​origin,​ ​sex,  disability,​ ​or​ ​age​ ​in​ ​its​ ​programs​ ​and​ ​activities.​ ​The​ ​following​ ​person​ ​has​ ​been  designated​ ​to​ ​handle​ ​inquiries​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​non​ ​discrimination​ ​policies.​ ​Kindle  Holderby​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​of​ ​Student​ ​Affairs.​ ​2299​ ​Old​ ​Bacone​ ​Rd.​ ​Muskogee,​ ​Oklahoma.  74403.​ ​918-781-7222. 

Communicable​ ​Disease​ ​Policy 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​is​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​providing​ ​a​ ​working​ ​and​ ​educational​ ​environment​ ​free​ ​from health​ ​hazards​ ​to​ ​its​ ​students​ ​and​ ​employees.​ ​These​ ​policies​ ​set​ ​forth​ ​procedures​ ​to​ ​be​ ​followed when​ ​a​ ​college​ ​student​ ​or​ ​employee​ ​is​ ​afflicted​ ​by​ ​or​ ​has​ ​contracted​ ​a​ ​communicable​ ​disease​ ​or condition​ ​which​ ​may​ ​or​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​listed​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Center​ ​of​ ​Disease​ ​Control​ ​and/or​ ​the​ ​State Department​ ​of​ ​Health.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​will​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​all​ ​federal​ ​and​ ​state​ ​laws​ ​applicable​ ​to persons​ ​(students,​ ​employees​ ​and​ ​job​ ​applicants)​ ​with​ ​a​ ​communicable​ ​disease. Confidentiality​ ​of​ ​information​ ​regarding​ ​individuals​ ​afflicted​ ​with​ ​a​ ​communicable​ ​disease​ ​or condition​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​respected​ ​to​ ​the​ ​extent​ ​allowed​ ​by​ ​law.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​reserves​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​place students​ ​in​ ​an​ ​alternate​ ​dorm​ ​room​ ​if​ ​deemed​ ​to​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​best​ ​interest​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student​ ​or​ ​other members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student​ ​body.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​may​ ​also​ ​limit​ ​exposure​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​other members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student​ ​body​ ​by​ ​restricting​ ​access​ ​to​ ​campus​ ​facilities​ ​and​ ​public​ ​areas​ ​if​ ​the situation​ ​warrants. 

Disclosure​ ​Policy 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​retains​ ​two​ ​categories​ ​of​ ​information​ ​about​ ​current​ ​and​ ​former​ ​students: directory​ ​data​ ​and​ ​confidential​ ​data. 

Upon​ ​admission,​ ​students​ ​provide​ ​data​ ​for​ ​academic​ ​and​ ​personal​ ​records.​ ​In​ ​doing​ ​so,​ ​the student​ ​entrusts​ ​the​ ​College​ ​as​ ​custodian​ ​of​ ​this​ ​information​ ​and​ ​other​ ​data​ ​generated​ ​during​ ​a student’s​ ​enrollment. 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​acknowledges​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​right​ ​of​ ​privacy​ ​concerning​ ​this​ ​information.​ ​The College​ ​further​ ​recognizes​ ​that​ ​certain​ ​information​ ​is​ ​a​ ​matter​ ​of​ ​public​ ​record​ ​and​ ​may​ ​be released​ ​for​ ​legitimate​ ​purposes. 

The​ ​College​ ​policy​ ​regarding​ ​release​ ​of​ ​information​ ​in​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​records​ ​is​ ​as​ ​follows: 

1.​ ​​Directory​ ​information​ ​appears​ ​in​ ​student​ ​directories​ ​and​ ​alumni​ ​publications​ ​and​ ​may​ ​be freely​ ​released.​ ​A​ ​student​ ​desiring​ ​that​ ​the​ ​information​ ​remain​ ​confidential​ ​must​ ​file​ ​a​ ​written request​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Registrar’s​ ​Office.​ ​A​ ​written​ ​request​ ​must​ ​be​ ​made​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​fourth week​ ​of​ ​each​ ​semester​ ​of​ ​attendance​ ​and​ ​applies​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following:

•​ ​​Name,​ ​addresses​ ​and​ ​telephone​ ​number.

•​ ​​Major​ ​and​ ​classification.

•​ ​​Dates​ ​and​ ​attendance.

•​ ​​Degrees​ ​and​ ​dates​ ​of​ ​graduation.

•​ ​​College​ ​honors.

•​ ​​Verification​ ​of​ ​student’s​ ​participation​ ​in​ ​recognized​ ​activities.

•​ ​​Anticipated​ ​dates​ ​of​ ​graduation​ ​based​ ​on​ ​completed​ ​honors.

•​ ​​Previous​ ​institutions​ ​attended.

2.​ ​​Confidential​ ​information​ ​comprises​ ​that​ ​which​ ​is​ ​contained​ ​in​ ​a​ ​student’s​ ​education​ ​record and​ ​can​ ​be​ ​released​ ​only​ ​upon​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​written​ ​consent.​ ​Some​ ​expectations​ ​allow​ ​or​ ​require release​ ​of​ ​confidential​ ​information​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following​ ​ten​ ​classes​ ​of​ ​persons​ ​as​ ​defined​ ​in​ ​the Family​ ​Education​ ​Rights​ ​and​ ​Privacy​ ​Act​ ​of​ ​1974,​ ​as​ ​amended:

•​ ​​School​ ​officials​ ​within​ ​the​ ​educational​ ​institution​ ​who​ ​have​ ​legitimate​ ​education interests.

•​ ​​Officials​ ​of​ ​other​ ​schools​ ​to​ ​which​ ​students​ ​seek​ ​to​ ​transfer.

•​ ​​The​ ​Comptroller​ ​General​ ​of​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States,​ ​Secretary​ ​of​ ​Education,​ ​the​ ​administrative head​ ​of​ ​an​ ​educational​ ​agency​ ​or​ ​state​ ​educational​ ​agency​ ​or​ ​other​ ​state​ ​educational authorities.

•​ ​​College​ ​officers​ ​who​ ​process​ ​a​ ​student’s​ ​application​ ​for​ ​or​ ​receipt​ ​of​ ​financial​ ​aid.

•​ ​​State​ ​and​ ​local​ ​authorities​ ​to​ ​which​ ​such​ ​information​ ​is​ ​specifically​ ​required.

•​ ​​Organizations​ ​or​ ​educational​ ​agencies​ ​conducting​ ​legitimate​ ​research​ ​provided​ ​no personally​ ​identifiable​ ​information​ ​about​ ​the​ ​student​ ​is​ ​made​ ​public.

•​ ​​Accrediting​ ​organizations.

•​ ​​Parents​ ​upon​ ​proof​ ​of​ ​dependency​ ​as​ ​defined​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Internal​ ​Revenue​ ​Code​ ​of Governmental​ ​Authorities​ ​with​ ​a​ ​judicial​ ​order​ ​or​ ​lawfully​ ​issued​ ​subpoena,​ ​provided​ ​the educational​ ​agency​ ​or​ ​institution​ ​makes​ ​a​ ​reasonable​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​notify​ ​the​ ​student​ ​of​ ​the order​ ​of​ ​subpoena​ ​in​ ​advance​ ​of​ ​compliance.

•​ ​​Appropriate​ ​persons​ ​such​ ​as​ ​physicians​ ​when,​ ​due​ ​to​ ​an​ ​emergency,​ ​such​ ​information​ ​is necessary​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​health​ ​or​ ​safety​ ​or​ ​that​ ​of​ ​other​ ​persons.

Students​ ​have​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​inspect​ ​their​ ​academic​ ​records​ ​and​ ​to​ ​challenge​ ​the​ ​contents.

Upon​ ​a​ ​signed​ ​request,​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​transcripts​ ​of​ ​academic​ ​records.​ ​However, financial​ ​obligations​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​paid​ ​in​ ​order​ ​for​ ​the​ ​College​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​said​ ​transcripts.

While​ ​the​ ​permanent​ ​academic​ ​record​ ​is​ ​a​ ​cumulative​ ​record​ ​compiled​ ​by​ ​the​ ​student,​ ​the Registrar​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College​ ​is​ ​charged​ ​with​ ​the​ ​responsibility​ ​for​ ​its​ ​accuracy​ ​and​ ​safekeeping. Therefore,​ ​removal​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Registrar’s​ ​assigned​ ​depository​ ​is​ ​not​ ​permitted.

Original​ ​credentials​ ​with​ ​which​ ​the​ ​student​ ​applies​ ​for​ ​admission​ ​or​ ​readmission​ ​to​ ​Bacone College​ ​become​ ​the​ ​property​ ​of​ ​the​ ​college​ ​and​ ​are​ ​not​ ​released.

NO-TOBACCO​ ​POLICY

Bacone​ ​College​ ​has​ ​adopted​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​prohibiting​ ​tobacco​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​entire​ ​campus.​ ​This policy​ ​is​ ​instituted​ ​to​ ​promote​ ​the​ ​health​ ​and​ ​well​ ​being​ ​of​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​community;​ ​to​ ​preserve

and​ ​protect​ ​college​ ​property;​ ​and​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​healthy​ ​environment​ ​that​ ​is​ ​conducive​ ​to academic​ ​and​ ​athletic​ ​pursuits​ ​of​ ​students,​ ​faculty​ ​and​ ​staff.

The​ ​use​ ​of​ ​tobacco​ ​(includes,​ ​but​ ​is​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​cigarette,​ ​cigar,​ ​chew,​ ​pipe,​ ​snuff,​ ​pouch,​ ​vapor products,​ ​and​ ​all​ ​other​ ​tobacco​ ​related​ ​products)​ ​is​ ​prohibited​ ​in​ ​all​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​property​ ​owned​ ​or controlled​ ​by​ ​Bacone​ ​College,​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​Halls​ ​and​ ​any​ ​covered​ ​walkway​ ​around​ ​the

residence​ ​halls,​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​areas​ ​and​ ​classrooms.​ ​Any​ ​area​ ​within​ ​25​ ​feet​ ​of​ ​an​ ​entrance​ ​door​ ​is also​ ​a​ ​prohibited​ ​area.

Marijuana​ ​is​ ​classified​ ​as​ ​an​ ​illegal​ ​substance​ ​in​ ​the​ ​state​ ​of​ ​Oklahoma​ ​and​ ​is​ ​therefore​ ​illegal​ ​to possess,​ ​distribute,​ ​or​ ​use​ ​on​ ​campus.​ ​Any​ ​license​ ​to​ ​use​ ​medical​ ​marijuana​ ​must​ ​be​ ​a​ ​license​ ​issued​ ​by the​ ​state​ ​of​ ​Oklahoma.

Designated​ ​smoking​ ​areas​ ​include:

•​ ​​Locations​ ​outside​ ​campus​ ​facilities

Responsibility​ ​and​ ​Implementation​ ​of​ ​Policy:

a)​ ​The​ ​President,​ ​Vice-Presidents,​ ​Department​ ​Heads​ ​and​ ​all​ ​other​ ​supervisors​ ​are​ ​generally responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​implementation​ ​and​ ​enforcement​ ​of​ ​this​ ​Tobacco​ ​Policy.​ ​Bacone

College​ ​expects,​ ​in​ ​light​ ​of​ ​the​ ​health​ ​issues​ ​involved,​ ​that​ ​people​ ​will​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​this

policy​ ​out​ ​of​ ​self-interest​ ​and​ ​concern​ ​for​ ​others.​ ​However,​ ​complaints​ ​regarding​ ​this

policy,​ ​or​ ​disputes​ ​regarding​ ​its​ ​implementation,​ ​should​ ​be​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students.

b)​ ​Responsibility​ ​for​ ​honoring​ ​the​ ​provisions​ ​of​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​will​ ​be​ ​the​ ​obligation​ ​of​ ​all employee,​ ​students​ ​and​ ​visitors​ ​of​ ​Bacone​ ​College.

Resolution​ ​of​ ​Complaints​ ​and​ ​Enforcement​ ​of​ ​Policy:

The​ ​standard​ ​used​ ​in​ ​resolving​ ​complaints​ ​of​ ​disputes​ ​concerning​ ​the​ ​Tobacco​ ​Policy​ ​will​ ​be​ ​that the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​breathe​ ​clean​ ​air​ ​and​ ​function​ ​in​ ​a​ ​tobacco-free​ ​environment​ ​is​ ​superior​ ​to​ ​the​ ​choice of​ ​using​ ​tobacco.​ ​The​ ​success​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Tobacco​ ​Policy​ ​for​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​depends​ ​upon​ ​the thoughtfulness,​ ​consideration,​ ​and​ ​cooperation​ ​of​ ​tobacco​ ​and​ ​non-tobacco​ ​users.​ ​All​ ​members of​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​community​ ​have​ ​a​ ​responsibility​ ​to​ ​observe​ ​this​ ​no​ ​tobacco​ ​use​ ​policy.​ ​All employees​ ​and​ ​students​ ​are​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​remind​ ​others​ ​of​ ​the​ ​restrictions​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Tobacco​ ​Policy when​ ​appropriate. 

Student​ ​Computer​ ​Resource​ ​Policy 

Summary​ ​Internet​ ​Policy​ ​Provisions 

1.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​has​ ​software​ ​and​ ​systems​ ​in​ ​place​ ​that​ ​can​ ​monitor​ ​and​ ​record​ ​all Internet​ ​usage.​ ​No​ ​expectation​ ​of​ ​privacy​ ​is​ ​reserved​ ​for​ ​students​ ​utilizing​ ​campus computer​ ​systems/resources.

2.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​reserves​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​inspect​ ​any​ ​and​ ​all​ ​files​ ​stored​ ​on​ ​campus computers​ ​and​ ​student​ ​computers​ ​if​ ​utilized​ ​on​ ​the​ ​college​ ​network,​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​assure compliance​ ​with​ ​policy.

3.​ ​Sexually​ ​explicit,​ ​hateful​ ​or​ ​demeaning​ ​material​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​displayed,​ ​archived, stored,​ ​distributed,​ ​edited​ ​or​ ​recorded​ ​using​ ​College​ ​network​ ​or​ ​computing​ ​resources.

4.​ ​Use​ ​of​ ​any​ ​College​ ​resources​ ​for​ ​illegal​ ​activity​ ​is​ ​grounds​ ​for​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​lab​ ​and network​ ​privileges,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​College​ ​will​ ​cooperate​ ​with​ ​any​ ​legitimate​ ​law enforcement​ ​agency.

5.​ ​No​ ​student​ ​may​ ​use​ ​College​ ​facilities​ ​knowingly​ ​to​ ​download​ ​or​ ​distribute​ ​pirated software​ ​or​ ​data.

6.​ ​No​ ​student​ ​may​ ​use​ ​the​ ​College’s​ ​computer​ ​facility​ ​to​ ​deliberately​ ​propagate​ ​any virus,​ ​worm,​ ​Trojan​ ​horse,​ ​or​ ​trap​ ​door​ ​program​ ​code.

7.​ ​Students​ ​with​ ​Internet​ ​access​ ​may​ ​not​ ​use​ ​College​ ​Internet​ ​facilities​ ​to​ ​download entertainment​ ​software,​ ​music,​ ​games,​ ​or​ ​to​ ​play​ ​games​ ​over​ ​the​ ​Internet.

8.​ ​The​ ​College’s​ ​computer​ ​systems​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​used​ ​for​ ​commercial​ ​or​ ​solicitation purposes.

9.​ ​The​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​computer​ ​system,​ ​especially​ ​the​ ​electronic​ ​mail​ ​capabilities,​ ​will not​ ​be​ ​used​ ​to​ ​create​ ​offensive​ ​or​ ​disruptive​ ​messages.​ ​This​ ​includes​ ​messages,

which​ ​contain​ ​sexual​ ​implications,​ ​racial​ ​slurs,​ ​gender​ ​specific​ ​comments,​ ​or​ ​any other​ ​comment​ ​that​ ​offensively​ ​addresses​ ​someone’s​ ​sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​religious​ ​or political​ ​beliefs,​ ​national​ ​origin,​ ​ethnicity​ ​or​ ​disability.

10.​ ​Social​ ​networking​ ​is​ ​widely​ ​utilized​ ​by​ ​our​ ​student​ ​body.​ ​Students​ ​are​ ​encouraged​ ​to participate​ ​on​ ​social​ ​networking​ ​sites​ ​responsibly,​ ​and​ ​with​ ​respect​ ​to​ ​other​ ​members of​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​community.​ ​Students​ ​are​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​be​ ​discrete​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sharing​ ​of personal​ ​information​ ​on​ ​social​ ​networking​ ​sites.

Note:​ ​Violations​ ​of​ ​these​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​provisions​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​student​ ​discipline.

Lab​ ​Usage

1.​ ​All​ ​students​ ​are​ ​assigned​ ​individual​ ​ID​ ​and​ ​passwords​ ​to​ ​the​ ​computer​ ​network.​ ​Your ID​ ​is​ ​your​ ​last​ ​name​ ​followed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​first​ ​letter​ ​of​ ​your​ ​first​ ​name,​ ​all​ ​lower​ ​case​ ​(e.g. Jim​ ​Smith​ ​would​ ​be​ ​smithj).​ ​Your​ ​password​ ​upon​ ​accessing​ ​the​ ​system​ ​for​ ​the​ ​first time​ ​will​ ​be​ ​password.​ ​The​ ​system​ ​will​ ​require​ ​you​ ​to​ ​select​ ​a​ ​new​ ​password​ ​as​ ​soon as​ ​you​ ​are​ ​connected​ ​to​ ​the​ ​system.​ ​Do​ ​not​ ​share​ ​your​ ​password​ ​with​ ​anyone,​ ​as​ ​this will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​your​ ​being​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​anything​ ​that​ ​person​ ​does​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Bacone network​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Internet.​ ​Violation​ ​of​ ​this​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​the​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​your​ ​network access​ ​privileges.​ ​Any​ ​problems​ ​with​ ​your​ ​initial​ ​access​ ​to​ ​the​ ​system​ ​should​ ​be reported​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Information​ ​Services​ ​Department.​ ​Note:​ ​Repeated​ ​attempts​ ​to​ ​access the​ ​system​ ​with​ ​an​ ​invalid​ ​password​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​an​ ​automatic​ ​lockout​ ​of​ ​your account.

2.​ ​SR​ ​room​ ​209​ ​:​ ​This​ ​lab​ ​is​ ​for​ ​general​ ​student​ ​use​ ​during​ ​hours​ ​posted​ ​on​ ​the​ ​lab​ ​door.

NOTE:​ ​The​ ​lab​ ​may​ ​be​ ​utilized​ ​for​ ​instructional​ ​purposes​ ​and​ ​for​ ​periodic maintenance,​ ​during​ ​these​ ​times;​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​no​ ​student​ ​access. 

3.​ ​SR​ ​room​ ​210​ ​:​ ​This​ ​lab​ ​is​ ​reserved​ ​for​ ​students​ ​currently​ ​enrolled​ ​in​ ​the​ ​computer

classes​ ​each​ ​semester.​ ​Any​ ​unauthorized​ ​utilization​ ​of​ ​this​ ​lab​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​loss​ ​of

network​ ​access​ ​privileges.

4.​ ​Library​ ​computers​ ​:​ ​This​ ​lab​ ​is​ ​for​ ​general​ ​student​ ​use​ ​during​ ​the​ ​hours​ ​the​ ​library​ ​is

open.

5.​ ​Student​ ​class​ ​projects/assignments​ ​will​ ​take​ ​precedence​ ​over​ ​other​ ​computer​ ​usage​ ​provided​ ​that​ ​a faculty​ ​member​ ​or​ ​librarian​ ​is​ ​present​ ​to​ ​make​ ​the​ ​appropriate​ ​judgment.

6.​ ​Any​ ​student​ ​attempting​ ​to​ ​access,​ ​copy,​ ​modify,​ ​or​ ​delete​ ​another​ ​student’s​ ​file​ ​will

lose​ ​their​ ​network​ ​privileges​ ​and​ ​face​ ​disciplinary​ ​action.

7.​ ​Any​ ​student​ ​found​ ​to​ ​be​ ​in​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​would​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​disciplinary

action.

Technical

1.​ ​User​ ​Identification​ ​(ID’​ ​s)​ ​and​ ​password​ ​help​ ​maintain​ ​individual​ ​accountability​ ​for computer​ ​resource​ ​usage.​ ​All​ ​students​ ​must​ ​keep​ ​their​ ​password​ ​confidential

(sharing​ ​your​ ​password​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​your​ ​loss​ ​of​ ​access​ ​privileges).

2.​ ​Any​ ​file​ ​that​ ​is​ ​introduced​ ​into​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​Network​ ​must​ ​be​ ​scanned​ ​for

viruses​ ​before​ ​it​ ​is​ ​run​ ​or​ ​accessed.

3.​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​not​ ​modify​ ​any​ ​computer​ ​network​ ​system​ ​settings.

4.​ ​Downloading​ ​of​ ​wallpaper,​ ​screen​ ​savers,​ ​etc.​ ​is​ ​prohibited.

Non-Alteration​ ​of​ ​College​ ​Property​ ​or​ ​Physical​ ​Plant

Students​ ​must​ ​have​ ​prior​ ​authorization​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​the​ ​President​ ​to​ ​make​ ​any​ ​alteration​ ​of College​ ​property​ ​or​ ​grounds,​ ​including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to,​ ​digging,​ ​tree​ ​removal,​ ​sign​ ​removal​ ​or placement.​ ​Violation​ ​of​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​the​ ​imposition​ ​of​ ​discipline.

Children​ ​on​ ​Campus​ ​Policy

I.​ ​Purpose

The​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​is​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​faculty,​ ​staff,​ ​and​ ​students​ ​with​ ​information​ ​necessary​ ​to follow​ ​the​ ​position​ ​the​ ​college​ ​believes​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​safe​ ​campus​ ​while​ ​maintaining​ ​a​ ​learning environment​ ​for​ ​students​ ​and​ ​a​ ​disruption​ ​free​ ​workplace​ ​for​ ​our​ ​employees.

II.​ ​General

Bacone​ ​values​ ​the​ ​role​ ​of​ ​families​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lives​ ​of​ ​the​ ​faculty,​ ​staff​ ​and​ ​students​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College​ ​and has​ ​worked​ ​to​ ​develop​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​benefits​ ​that​ ​are​ ​supportive​ ​of​ ​balancing​ ​work​ ​and​ ​family life.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​recognized​ ​that​ ​there​ ​are​ ​those​ ​times​ ​under​ ​emergency​ ​conditions​ ​when​ ​it​ ​is​ ​absolutely necessary​ ​for​ ​a​ ​student​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​for​ ​a​ ​child​ ​for​ ​a​ ​brief​ ​period​ ​of​ ​time.​ ​These circumstances​ ​are​ ​not​ ​the​ ​issue​ ​addressed​ ​in​ ​this​ ​policy.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​further​ ​recognized​ ​that​ ​there​ ​are those​ ​times​ ​when​ ​brief​ ​visits​ ​occur​ ​when​ ​children​ ​may​ ​come​ ​to​ ​campus​ ​with​ ​other​ ​family members.

III.​ ​Policy

Except​ ​when​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​the​ ​visit​ ​is​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​classes​ ​or​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​activities​ ​specifically scheduled​ ​for​ ​their​ ​benefit,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​the​ ​policy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College​ ​that​ ​having​ ​minor​ ​children​ ​be​ ​present​ ​at an​ ​office,​ ​classroom,​ ​or​ ​shop​ ​is​ ​inappropriate.​ ​Consequently,​ ​students​ ​shall​ ​not​ ​bringany​ ​children​ ​with​ ​them​ ​to​ ​campus​ ​unless​ ​it​ ​is​ ​an​ ​emergency​ ​and​ ​has​ ​been​ ​approved​ ​through​ ​the​ ​office of​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​for​ ​general​ ​campus​ ​use​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Academic​ ​Affairs​ ​for​ ​classroom​ ​use. In​ ​conclusion,​ ​a​ ​child​ ​shall​ ​never​ ​be​ ​brought​ ​to​ ​campus​ ​unless​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​a​ ​class​ ​or​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in activities​ ​specifically​ ​scheduled​ ​for​ ​their​ ​benefit​ ​or​ ​be​ ​left​ ​unattended​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time​ ​on​ ​campus property.​ ​Unattended​ ​children​ ​will​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​referral​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Department​ ​of​ ​Human​ ​Services. Resident​ ​students​ ​may​ ​not​ ​babysit​ ​or​ ​have​ ​underage​ ​guests​ ​in​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​hall. 

Underage​ ​visitors​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​register​ ​with​ ​Housing​ ​first. 

It​ ​is​ ​further​ ​expected​ ​that​ ​consideration​ ​of​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​the​ ​children,​ ​students, and​ ​other​ ​campus​ ​residents​ ​will​ ​be​ ​maintained.​ ​If​ ​a​ ​child​ ​becomes​ ​disruptive,​ ​the​ ​parent or​ ​guardian​ ​must​ ​handle​ ​the​ ​situation​ ​immediately.​ ​Failure​ ​to​ ​act​ ​could​ ​result​ ​in​ ​student​ ​discipline and/or​ ​party/s​ ​involved​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​campus. 

To​ ​prevent​ ​injury​ ​to​ ​children​ ​and​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​equipment​ ​from​ ​damage,​ ​children​ ​are​ ​not​ ​allowed​ ​in laboratories,​ ​shops,​ ​studios,​ ​power​ ​plant,​ ​food​ ​service​ ​areas,​ ​mechanical​ ​rooms,​ ​any​ ​areas containing​ ​machinery​ ​with​ ​moving​ ​parts,​ ​power​ ​operated​ ​equipment,​ ​maintenance​ ​shops, physical​ ​plant​ ​garage,​ ​or​ ​any​ ​area​ ​where​ ​air​ ​quality​ ​may​ ​be​ ​compromised. 

IV.​ ​Responsibility

​ ​The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​implementing​ ​the​ ​College’s​ ​Children​ ​on​ ​Campus​ ​Policy for​ ​students.

Appropriate​ ​Dress

Our​ ​campus​ ​does​ ​not​ ​have​ ​a​ ​formal​ ​dress​ ​code​ ​for​ ​students​ ​in​ ​place.​ ​That​ ​being​ ​said,​ ​students are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​appropriate​ ​dress​ ​in​ ​the​ ​classroom​ ​and​ ​other​ ​areas​ ​on​ ​campus.​ ​The​ ​term "appropriate"​ ​shall​ ​include​ ​the​ ​definition​ ​that​ ​no​ ​undergarments​ ​are​ ​visible​ ​to​ ​others​ ​(excluding​ ​tshirts). Instructors​ ​and​ ​other​ ​college​ ​officials​ ​may​ ​request​ ​a​ ​student​ ​who​ ​is​ ​a​ ​distraction​ ​to​ ​others by​ ​their​ ​mode​ ​of​ ​dress​ ​to​ ​address​ ​the​ ​issue​ ​immediately​ ​or​ ​be​ ​removed​ ​from​ ​the​ ​classroom, student​ ​activity​ ​or​ ​athletic​ ​function.

Who​ ​Can​ ​Help

Telephone​ ​numbers​ ​to​ ​call​ ​if​ ​you​ ​need​ ​assistance​ ​with​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following:

Campus​ ​Police​ ​-​ ​Emergency​ ​-​ ​911

Campus​ ​Police​ ​-​ ​Non-emergency​ ​918-781-7200

Financial​ ​Aid​ ​Help:​ ​918-781-7340

Work​ ​Study:​ ​918-360-7771

Academic​ ​Counseling:​ ​See​ ​your​ ​Adviser

Who​ ​is​ ​your​ ​Adviser?​ ​Call​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Academic​ ​Affairs:​ ​918-781-7216

Christian​ ​Counseling:​ ​Dr.​ ​Leroy​ ​Thompson​ ​thompsol@bacone.edu​ ​918-360-9694

Tutoring:​ Visit the SSS/TRIO office in Palmer Center, second floor. www.bacone.edu/student-support-services