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1. FERPA Student Rights

Family​ ​Educational​ ​Rights​ ​and​ ​Privacy​ ​Act​ ​(FERPA) 

The​ ​Family​ ​Educational​ ​Rights​ ​and​ ​Privacy​ ​Act​ ​(FERPA)​ ​(20​ ​U.S.C.​ ​§​ ​1232g;​ ​34​ ​CFR​ ​Part 99)​ ​is​ ​a​ ​Federal​ ​law​ ​that​ ​protects​ ​the​ ​privacy​ ​of​ ​student​ ​education​ ​records.​ ​The​ ​law​ ​applies​ ​to all​ ​schools​ ​that​ ​receive​ ​funds​ ​under​ ​an​ ​applicable​ ​program​ ​of​ ​the​ ​U.S.​ ​Department​ ​of Education.

FERPA​ ​gives​ ​parents​ ​certain​ ​rights​ ​with​ ​respect​ ​to​ ​their​ ​children's​ ​education​ ​records.​ ​These rights​ ​transfer​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student​ ​when​ ​he​ ​or​ ​she​ ​reaches​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​18​ ​or​ ​attends​ ​a​ ​school​ ​beyond the​ ​high​ ​school​ ​level.​ ​Students​ ​to​ ​whom​ ​the​ ​rights​ ​have​ ​transferred​ ​are​ ​"eligible​ ​students."

•​ ​​Parents​ ​or​ ​eligible​ ​students​ ​have​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​inspect​ ​and​ ​review​ ​the​ ​student's

education​ ​records​ ​maintained​ ​by​ ​the​ ​school.​ ​Schools​ ​are​ ​not​ ​required​ ​to​ ​provide

copies​ ​of​ ​records​ ​unless,​ ​for​ ​reasons​ ​such​ ​as​ ​great​ ​distance,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​impossible​ ​for

parents​ ​or​ ​eligible​ ​students​ ​to​ ​review​ ​the​ ​records.​ ​Schools​ ​may​ ​charge​ ​a​ ​fee​ ​for

copies.

•​ ​​Parents​ ​or​ ​eligible​ ​students​ ​have​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​request​ ​that​ ​a​ ​school​ ​correct​ ​records

which​ ​they​ ​believe​ ​to​ ​be​ ​inaccurate​ ​or​ ​misleading.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​school​ ​decides​ ​not​ ​to​ ​amend

the​ ​record,​ ​the​ ​parent​ ​or​ ​eligible​ ​student​ ​then​ ​has​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​a​ ​formal​ ​hearing.​ ​After

the​ ​hearing,​ ​if​ ​the​ ​school​ ​still​ ​decides​ ​not​ ​to​ ​amend​ ​the​ ​record,​ ​the​ ​parent​ ​or​ ​eligible student​ ​has​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​place​ ​a​ ​statement​ ​with​ ​the​ ​record​ ​setting​ ​forth​ ​his​ ​or​ ​her​ ​view about​ ​the​ ​contested​ ​information.

•​ ​​Generally,​ ​schools​ ​must​ ​have​ ​written​ ​permission​ ​from​ ​the​ ​parent​ ​or​ ​eligible​ ​student

in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​release​ ​any​ ​information​ ​from​ ​a​ ​student's​ ​education​ ​record.​ ​However,

FERPA​ ​allows​ ​schools​ ​to​ ​disclose​ ​those​ ​records,​ ​without​ ​consent,​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following

parties​ ​or​ ​under​ ​the​ ​following​ ​conditions​ ​(34​ ​CFR​ ​§​ ​99.31):

•​ ​​School​ ​officials​ ​with​ ​legitimate​ ​educational​ ​interest;

•​ ​​Other​ ​schools​ ​to​ ​which​ ​a​ ​student​ ​is​ ​transferring;

•​ ​​Specified​ ​officials​ ​for​ ​audit​ ​or​ ​evaluation​ ​purposes;

•​ ​​Appropriate​ ​parties​ ​in​ ​connection​ ​with​ ​financial​ ​aid​ ​to​ ​a​ ​student;

•​ ​​Organizations​ ​conducting​ ​certain​ ​studies​ ​for​ ​or​ ​on​ ​behalf​ ​of​ ​the​ ​school;

•​ ​​Accrediting​ ​organizations;

•​ ​​To​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​a​ ​judicial​ ​order​ ​or​ ​lawfully​ ​issued​ ​subpoena;

•​ ​​Appropriate​ ​officials​ ​in​ ​cases​ ​of​ ​health​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​emergencies;​ ​and

•​ ​​State​ ​and​ ​local​ ​authorities,​ ​within​ ​a​ ​juvenile​ ​justice​ ​system,​ ​pursuant​ ​to

specific​ ​State​ ​law.

Schools​ ​may​ ​disclose,​ ​without​ ​consent,​ ​"directory"​ ​information​ ​such​ ​as​ ​a​ ​student's​ ​name, address,​ ​telephone​ ​number,​ ​date​ ​and​ ​place​ ​of​ ​birth,​ ​honors​ ​and​ ​awards,​ ​and​ ​dates​ ​of attendance.​ ​However,​ ​schools​ ​must​ ​tell​ ​parents​ ​and​ ​eligible​ ​students​ ​about​ ​directory information​ ​and​ ​allow​ ​parents​ ​and​ ​eligible​ ​students​ ​a​ ​reasonable​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​time​ ​to​ ​request that​ ​the​ ​school​ ​not​ ​disclose​ ​directory​ ​information​ ​about​ ​them.​ ​Schools​ ​must​ ​notify​ ​parents and​ ​eligible​ ​students​ ​annually​ ​of​ ​their​ ​rights​ ​under​ ​FERPA.​ ​The​ ​actual​ ​means​ ​of​ ​notification (special​ ​letter,​ ​inclusion​ ​in​ ​a​ ​PTA​ ​bulletin,​ ​student​ ​handbook,​ ​or​ ​newspaper​ ​article)​ ​is​ ​left​ ​to the​ ​discretion​ ​of​ ​each​ ​school.

For​ ​additional​ ​information,​ ​you​ ​may​ ​call​ ​1-800-USA-LEARN​ ​(1-800-872-5327)​ ​(voice). Individuals​ ​who​ ​use​ ​TDD​ ​may​ ​call​ ​1-800-437-0833.

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!


2.1. Mission Statement

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) 


2.2. 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. 


2.3. Student 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. 



3. Student Government Association

The Constitution of

Bacone College Student Government Association

 

 

Preamble

We, the students of Bacone College, create and adopt this Constitution so as to provide our students with a forum to voice their concerns, as well as an opportunity for our students to participate in decision making in student government and campus activities.

 

ARTICLE I. Name of Organization

This organization shall hereafter be known as the Bacone Student Government Association, hereafter the “BSGA”.

 

ARTICLE II. Purpose

The Bacone Student Government Association shall be the official body which represents the students at Bacone College.

 

ARTICLE III. Membership

Section 1.        Membership to the Bacone Student Government Association shall be open to all students at Bacone College.

 

Section 2.        No student or organization shall be discriminated against on the basis of national origin, race, religion, gender, creed, age, marital status, major and/or degree program, political views or affiliation, or veteran status.

 

Section 3. Membership shall include the BSGA officers, a representative for each club in good standing and two elected “at large” representatives of non-club affiliated students.

 

Section 4.        Clubs and “at large” representatives must attend BSGA General Meetings in order to be considered “active.”

 

ARTICLE IV. Meetings

Section 1.        The first BSGA meeting of the semester shall be an Executive Committee meeting which shall meet the first Friday after the semester begins. Thereafter, there shall be at least 6 General BSGA meetings per semester, the dates of which are to be posted at the beginning of the semester on the Bacone College master calendar. Executive Committee shall meet every other Friday during the semester, following the Bacone College master calendar.

 

Section 2.        The first BSGA General Meeting shall be the Friday after the first Executive Committee meeting and continue meeting every other Friday during the rest of the semester, following the Bacone College master calendar.


 

 

ARTICLE V. Qualifications of Officers

Section 1.        BSGA Officers, Club Officers and “At Large” Representatives shall be currently enrolled in 12 or more credit hours and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 or better for each semester of the academic year to be considered eligible to serve as an officer or a representative.

 

Section 2.        Attendance is mandatory at BSGA meetings and functions for BSGA Officers and Club representatives. A BSGA Officer or Club representative who does not present at BSGA meetings or functions will receive an unexcused absence.

 

Section 3.        Expulsion will occur after 3 absences during the school year.

 

Section 4.        Expulsion from BSGA will result in ineligibility for holding a position in the BSGA the following year.

 

Section 5.        Students have a right to appeal an expulsion provided the appeal is in writing and filed within 7 days after the expulsion. An affirmative vote thereafter by the SBGA Executive Committee shall be final.

 

Section 6.        No student shall have been on academic or social probation during any semester of the previous year, nor shall a student have an outstanding or unresolved academic dishonesty complaint, in order to be eligible to serve as a BSGA Officer or as the Officer of a Club Officer or as an “At Large” Representative.

 

Section 7.        The BSGA Officers shall consist of: BSGA President, BSGA Vice President, BSGA Secretary, BSGA Treasurer, and the BSGA Public Relations Officer.

 

Section 8.        The BSGA Officers shall be deemed elected upon a simple majority vote by Club and “At Large” representatives who eligible to vote.

 

Section 9.        The election for new BSGA Officers shall be by secret ballot at an election prior to the end of the Spring semester.

 

Section 10.      New BSGA Officers shall be sworn in at the end of the Spring semester.

 

Section 11.      If a student is elected to serve on the BSGA, the student cannot also serve as an officer for any club or any other organization.

 

ARTICLE VI. Conduct of Officers

Section 1.        BSGA Officers, Representatives of the Clubs and “At Large” students shall at all times when representing Bacone College, show good character and conduct themselves in a manner that will reflect upon Bacone College in a positive way.


ARTICLE VII. Matching Funds

Section 1.        From time to time, active clubs in good standing may conduct fund raising activities. Subject to BSGA’s available funds, eligible clubs may apply for up to $200 in matching funds per club per semester upon showing of receipts from fund raising. All Club accounts shall be kept in Bacone College accounts.

 

ARTICLE VIII. BSGA Officer Duties

Section 1.        All BSGA Officers shall carry out their duties in a fair and impartial manner. Officers shall encourage student participation in student government and student organizations and assist with BSGA and Club events and functions as needed. Suggested activities each semester should include a community service project, a general BSGA event, and a fund-raising activity. In order to encourage work as a team, all of the BSGA Officers may assist Clubs with preparation of proposed legislation, record keeping and bring training requests to the attention of the BSGA.

 

Section 2.        Duties and Responsibilities of the BSGA President include:

a.                   Serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the BSGA

b.                  Preside over the Executive and BSGA General Meetings

c.                   Serve as the liaison between the Executive Committee and Club/Organizations and Administration

d.                  Appointment of a Presidential cabinet, committees or commissions which are deemed necessary

e.                   Call for Special meetings

f.                    Attend meetings as needed with BSGA Advisor

g.                  Ensure BSGA Constitution and By-Laws are faithfully executed

h.                  Presents to the BSGA matters relating to the student body which need attention

 

Section 3.        Duties and Responsibilities of the Vice-President of the BSGA

a.                   Exercise Presidential duties when the President is absent

b.                  Assume Presidential duties upon any vacancy of the Presidency

c.                   Serve as the Chair for Committee or Sub-Committee Meetings

d.                  Serve as Coordinator for BSGA Events

e.                   Meet on a regular basis with BSGA Advisor

 

Section 4.        Duties and Responsibilities of the BSGA Secretary

a.                   Be present and take accurate Minutes at BSGA Executive and BSGA General Meetings

b.                   Responsible for Corrections/Amendments of Minutes

c.                   Maintain a record of previous minutes and make them available to the Executive Committee

d.                   Report to the President

 

Section 5.        Duties and Responsibilities of the BSGA Treasurer/Parliamentarian


a.                   Keep and maintain an accurate account of the BSGA and Accounts, including receipts for expenditures

b.                   Provide updated account information to the President

c.                   Prepare annual budget requests for the BSGA

d.                   Reinforce Robert’s Rules of Order

e.                   Serve as the Floor Leader for Motions

 

Section 6.        Duties and Responsibilities of the BSGA Public Relations Officer

a.                   Serve as the liaison between the BSGA and the Clubs and organizations

b.                   Prepare press releases for events and activities for BSGA

c.                   Design and prepare posters, announcements, etc. for events

d.                   Coordinate publicity with Bacone administration

e.                   Assist with communications related activities for BSGA

 

ARTICLE IX. Quorum and Voting

Section 1.        Two-thirds of the membership of the BSGA shall constitute a quorum; however, in an emergency the BSGA President may declare a quorum with less than 2/3 of the voting members. No business shall be transacted without the Faculty Advisor and/or the Faculty Advisor Assistant and a quorum.

 

Section 2.        Voting members shall include the BSGA Officers and a representative from each of the Clubs in good standing and the “At large” representatives, each of whom shall have one vote.

 

ARTICLE X. Vacancy of Office

Section 1.        Should the Presidency of BSGA become vacant, the successor shall be the Vice-President of the BSGA.

 

Section 2.        If the Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer-Parliamentarian or Public Relations Officer positions become vacant, the BSGA Executive Committee shall decide which actions are appropriate to fill the positions. These options may include:

a.                   The voting delegates elect the new officer

b.                  The BSGA President appoints the officer and the voting members will have to vote to approve.

 

ARTICLE XI. Removal of Officers

Section 1.        Grounds for removal of a BSGA Officer shall include:

a.                   Violation of the provisions of the BSGA Constitution

b.                  Failure to carry out duties or responsibilities of position

c.                   Three absences from BSGA meetings during the school year.

d.                  Failure to maintain a 2.5 or better GPA each semester

e.                   Conducting BSGA business without express authorization

f.                    Incurring any debt or financial obligation without the authority of the BSGA


g.                  Engaging in social or academic misconduct or having an outstanding or unresolved complaint of academic dishonesty

 

ARTICLE XII. Advisor

Section 1.        The BSGA shall have one Faculty Advisor from the Bacone College Faculty. A member of the Bacone Staff may serve as an Assistant Advisor if necessary.

 

Section 2.        Duties and Responsibilities of the Advisor:

a.                   Give advice and counsel to the BSGA Officers

b.                  Attend Executive and General Meetings

c.                     Preparation of the BSGA event planner and purchase orders

d.                  Consult with Executive Committee to prepare event planners, purchase orders and other related materials

e.                   Be familiar with Bacone policies and procedures

f.                    Conduct GPA eligibility checks for potential BSGA officers and Officers at the beginning of each semester

g.                  Inform any officer of ineligibility due to failure to meet GPA or other requirements

h.                  Inform the Director of Student Life and Administration of officer ineligibility

i.                    Make recommendations to the BSGA President for removal(s)

 

Section 3.        BSGA Advisor Selection

a.                   The BSGA Executive Board shall meet prior to the end of the semester to make recommendations as to the Faculty Advisor.

b.                  The voting membership shall vote to accept or not accept the recommendations of the BSGA Executive Committee

c.                   Approval of the selection of the Faculty Advisor shall be subject to acceptance by the President of Bacone College

 

Section 4.        Removal of BSGA Advisor

a.                                      A BSGA Faculty Advisor may be removed upon a majority vote of the BSGA Officers and the student body.

b.                                     Prior to the vote, one week notice shall be given to the Advisor of the intent to remove the Advisor

 

ARTICLE XIII. Ratification

Section 1.        This Constitution and By-Laws will be enacted in its entirety following its publication in the Bacone College newspaper (in print or online) for 7 days for student comments and approval by a 2/3 vote of the voting membership at the next regular BSGA meeting.

 

ARTICLE XIV. Amendments

Section 1.        All proposed Amendments shall first be brought up at General SGA Meeting prior to being placed on any Agenda so as to give notice to the membership.


 

Section 2.        An Amendment to the BSGA Constitution shall require a 2/3 vote in order to be adopted. Thereafter, the Amendment shall be posted for 7 days before it is deemed adopted.

 

Section 3.        Amendments following this Article XIV., once adopted, shall supersede any conflicting Article(s) and there is no need to continually revise/change this Constitution.

 

Section 4.        In the event that any provision is held to be invalid, that shall not invalidate the other provisions of the Constitution.

 

ARTICLE XV. Right to Act

 

Section 1.        No single BSGA Officer or Club or Organization member is authorized to incur any debt or make any promises or enter into any business arrangement without express authorization from the BSGA.

 

Section 2.        Failure to conform to this requirement may be grounds for removal from office.

 

ARTICLE XVI. Miscellaneous

 

Section 1.        Hierarchy of Laws - The provisions of the BSGA Constitution are governed by and subordinate to the Constitution and laws of Bacone College.

 

ARTICLE XVII. Organizations Under the BSGA

Section 1.        Student Clubs and Organizations whose purpose is to enrich student life across campus and honor the mission of Bacone College are welcomed to be a part of the BSGA and the following shall apply:

 

a.                   Student Clubs and/or Organizations must be "active” in order to function under the BSGA.

 

b.                   "Active" requires that a Club or Organization representative who is authorized to vote as a voting member attends BSGA General Meetings.

 

c.                   To remain "active," a Club or Organization shall have no more      than two unexcused absences or three excused absences

 

d.                   All Student Clubs and/or Organizations are required to participate and assist with BSGA events and functions and show proof of having at least one (1) community service project each

semester in order to maintain the "active" status.


 

e.                   All Student Clubs and/or Organizations which are active are eligible to apply for matching funds from fund raising activities, up to a maximum of $150 per Club or Organization per semester and subject to funds availability.

 

f.                    That each Student Club and/or Organization shall participate in the Multi-Cultural/Club Day each semester where there is an opportunity for cultural exchange, as well as an opportunity to meet Faculty and staff, and recruit new membership.

 

BSGA By-Laws

 

Duties and Responsibilities of BSGA Officers:

Section 1.        President's duties and responsibilities:

a.                   Serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the BSGA

b.                  Presides over Executive and General BSGA meetings

c.                   Serves as liaison between the Executive Committee and Club/Organizations and Administration

d.                  Appoint a Presidential Cabinet, committees or commissions which are deemed necessary

e.                   Call for special meetings

f.                    Attend meetings as needed with the BSGA Advisor

g.                  Ensure BSGA Constitution and By-Laws are faithfully executed h Presents to the BSGA matters relating to the student body

which need attention

 

Section 2.        Duties and Responsibilities of the Vice-President

a.                   Exercise Presidential duties when President is absent

b.                  Assume Presidential duties when vacancy of the Presidency

c.                   Serve as the Chair for Committee or Sub-Committee Meetings

d.                  Serve as the Coordinator for BSGA events

e.                   Meet on a regular basis with BSGA Advisor

 

Section 3.        Duties and Responsibilities of the BSGA Secretary

a.                   Be present and take accurate Minutes at BSGA Executive and BSGA General Meetings

b.                   Responsible for Corrections/Amendments of Minutes

c.                   Maintain a record of previous Minutes and make them available to the Executive Committee

d.                   Report to the President

 

Section 4.        Duties and Responsibilities of the BSGA Treasurer/Parliamentarian

a.                   Keep and maintain an accurate account of the BSGA Accounts, including receipts of expenditures


b.                   Provide updated account information to the President

c.                   Prepare annual budget requests for the BSGA

d.                   Reinforce Robert's Rules of Order

e.                   Serve as the Floor Leader for Motions

 

Section 5.        Duties and Responsibilities of the BSGA Public Relations Officers

a.                   Serve as the liaison between the BSGA and the Clubs and Organizations

b.                   Prepare press releases for events and activities for BSGA

c.                   Design and prepare posters, announcements, etc. for events

d.                   Coordinate publicity with Bacone Administration

e.                   Assist with communications related activities for BSGA

 

REMOVAL OF OFFICERS

Section 1.        The grounds for removal of BSGA Officers shall include:

a.                   Violation of the BSGA Constitution

b.                  Failure to carry out the duties or responsibilities of the positions

c.                   Three or more absences from BSGA meetings during the school year.

d.                  Failure to maintain a 2.5 or better GPA each semester

e.                   Conducting BSGA business without express authorization from the BSGA.

f.                    Incurring any debt or financial obligation without the express authority of the BSGA

g.                  Engaging in social or academic misconduct or having an outstanding or unresolved complaint of academic dishonesty against the officer

 

PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

Section 1.        In all matters not covered by this document, regardless, the Robert's Rules of Order, revised, shall govern.

 

COMMITTEES

Section 1.        There shall be 4 standing Committees of the BSGA. Each shall be chaired by an Officer of the BSGA, subject to approval of the majority of the

BSGA:

a.                   Election Committee

b.                  Social Committee

c.                   Homecoming Committee

d.                  Community Service Committee

 

ORDER OF BUSINESS

Section 1.        The order of business for BSGA Meetings shall be:

a.                   Call to order

b.                  Roll call of Clubs for quorum


c.                   Reading and Approval of Minutes

d.                  Report(s)

e.                   Old/Unfinished Business

f.                    New Business

g.                  Announcements

i.          Adjournment

 

ELECTIONS

Section 1.        The Election Committee shall meet at least 2 times each semester and the duties of the Election Committee include:

a.                   Provide notice of elections

b.                  Accept applications

c.                   Set up centrally located polls

d.                  Voting - faculty or staff must be present during voting

e.                   Each eligible student may vote only once

f.                    Each voter must present a picture ID (includes Student ID)

g.                  At end of voting period, present results to BSGA President

h.                  Results to be published in student newspaper

 

 

SUSPENSION OF CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

Section 1.        Any Club or Organization is suspended when the Club or organization fails to meet on a regular basis or follow its own Constitution or By-laws.

 

Section 2.        Any Club or Organization is suspended when there are two unexcused absences or three excused absences of the voting representative at the regular BSGA meetings.

 

Section 3.        Suspended Clubs or Organizations are not eligible for matching funds from the BSGA.

 

BSGA CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS

Section 1.        The BSGA recognizes the following:

a.                   Criminal Justice Society

b.                  Baptist Collegiate Ministry

c.                   Alpha Chi

d.                  International Students Society

e.                   United National Indian Tribal Youth (UNITY)

f.                    Non-Affiliated Students

4. Campus Communication

Campus​ ​Communication 

Students​ ​should​ ​check​ ​their​ ​student​ ​email​ ​accounts​ ​regularly​ ​for​ ​announcements, schedule​ ​changes​ ​and​ ​more​ ​sent​ ​to​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​community​ ​-​ ​especially​ ​important​ ​for inclement​ ​weather​ ​notices.​ ​Television​ ​monitors​ ​are​ ​located​ ​across​ ​campus​ ​that​ ​provide regular​ ​updates​ ​regarding​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​happenings​ ​on​ ​campus.​ ​Stop​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Media Center​ ​in​ ​Palmer​ ​Center​ ​or​ ​call​ ​​(918)​ ​207-6811​​ ​for​ ​student​ ​group​ ​and​ ​club announcements/events​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​be​ ​added​ ​to​ ​the​ ​monitors.  

School​​ Website 

The​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​website​ ​is​ ​the​ ​information​ ​hub​ ​for​ ​all​ ​students​ ​and​ ​the​ ​community. All​ ​information​ ​regarding​ ​academics,​ ​admissions,​ ​financial​ ​aid​ ​and​ ​more​ ​can​ ​be​ ​found​ ​at www.bacone.edu​.​ 

​In​ ​addition,​ ​​bacone.edu/news​​ ​is​ ​maintained​ ​with​ ​the​ ​latest​ ​events​ ​and news​ ​for​ ​students​ ​and​ ​the​ ​public​ ​and​ ​can​ ​be​ ​accessed​ ​from​ ​the​ ​homepage​ ​at www.bacone.edu​.​ ​

Latest​ ​athletics​ ​news,​ ​rosters,​ ​and​ ​schedules​ ​can​ ​be​ ​found​ ​for​ ​all sports​ ​at​ ​​www.baconeathletics.com.

Bacone​ ​College​ ​Social​ ​Media 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​maintains​ ​various​ ​Facebook​ ​accounts​ ​valuable​ ​for​ ​keeping​ ​abreast​ ​of the​ ​latest​ ​news,​ ​announcements​ ​and​ ​event​ ​information.​ ​Promote​ ​Bacone,​ ​Bacone College,​ ​Bacone​ ​Athletics,​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​Christian​ ​Ministry,​ ​Bacone​ ​Trio,​ ​Bacone Center​ ​for​ ​American​ ​Indians​ ​and​ ​a​ ​host​ ​of​ ​sports​ ​and​ ​club​ ​Facebook​ ​pages/groups​ ​exist to​ ​keep​ ​students​ ​informed.​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​can​ ​also​ ​be​ ​found​ ​at @baconecollege​ ​on​ ​Twitter and @bacone.college on Instagram. 


5. Student Life

Student​ ​ Life

Student​ ​Life​ ​is​ ​dedicated​ ​to​ ​orienting​ ​students​ ​to​ ​College​ ​life​ ​by​ ​overseeing​ ​the​ ​Residential​ ​Life Program​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​providing​ ​fun​ ​activities,​ ​assisting​ ​in​ ​special​ ​needs​ ​and​ ​emergencies, encouraging​ ​spiritual​ ​growth​ ​and​ ​counseling​ ​of​ ​students.

The​ ​Vice President of Student Affairs provides​ ​administrative​ ​oversight​ ​for​ ​all​ ​Student​ ​Life programs.​ ​The​ ​Center for American Indians and the Center​ ​for​ ​Christian​ ​Ministry​ ​also​ ​provide​ ​student​ ​counseling,​ ​guidance, direction​ ​and​ ​support​ ​to​ ​students.

(Please​ ​see​ ​Clery​ ​Act​ ​disclosures​ ​at​ ​bacone.edu/consumer-information)

The​ V​ice President of Student Affairs ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​enforcement​ ​of​ ​student​ ​conduct​ ​and standards​ ​for​ ​behavior.​ ​The​ ​Vice President of Student Affairs​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​development, coordination,​ ​implementation,​ ​and​ ​evaluation​ ​of​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​student​ ​programs,​ ​including student​ ​governance​ ​of​ ​clubs​ ​and​ ​organizations.

The​ ​Director for the Center for Christian Ministry is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​spiritual​ ​counseling​ ​and​ ​assisting​ ​all students​ ​with​ ​their​ ​spiritual​ ​growth​ ​through​ ​greater​ ​self-understanding.

5.1. Cultural and Spiritual Life

Spiritual​ ​and Cultural Life 

Medicine Hour is a gathering circle for all walks of life, held at 8 a.m. Tuesday morning, a space of diversity to learn and grow. It is inclusive and ranges from students, student groups, student-athletes, and the Director of AIC facilitating and engages everyone in one space. It formerly used to be a mandatory church service but the transition to Bacone seeking tribal college status, Medicine Hour embraces inclusivity and diversity for students.

These activities​ ​may​ ​include​ ​but​ ​are​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to: 

1. ​Guest​ ​Speakers

2. ​Native​ ​American​ ​Heritage​ ​Week

3. ​Easter

4. ​Christmas

5. Religious Studies

6. Cultural events

7. Student Organization presentations

In addition, the Center for American Indians offers cultural activities for all students, visit www.bacone.edu/cai for more information.

Bacone​ ​College​ ​Baptist​ ​Church (optional participation)

Bacone​ ​College​ ​Baptist​ ​Church​ ​is​ ​an​ ​American​ ​Baptist​ ​Church​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Central​ ​Region,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​member  of​ ​the​ ​Oklahoma​ ​Indian​ ​American​ ​Baptist​ ​Association​ ​(OIABA).​ ​ABC-USA​ ​is​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​diverse  Christian​ ​denominations​ ​today,​ ​with​ ​over​ ​5,200​ ​local​ ​congregations​ ​comprised​ ​of​ ​1.3​ ​million  members​ ​across​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​and​ ​Puerto​ ​Rico. 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​Baptist​ ​Church​ ​welcomes​ ​all​ ​students,​ ​staff,​ ​and​ ​faculty,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​our​ ​surrounding community​ ​to​ ​join​ ​us​ ​for​ ​Bible​ ​Study,​ ​coffee,​ ​and​ ​donuts​ ​on​ ​Sunday​ ​mornings​ ​at​ ​10:00​ ​AM​ ​in​ ​the  Chapel​ ​basement,​ ​Wednesday​ ​evening​ ​Prayer,​ ​at​ ​7:00​ ​PM,​ ​and​ ​Sunday​ ​morning​ ​Worship​ ​at​ ​11:00  AM​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sanctuary.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​a​ ​relaxed​ ​environment​ ​at​ ​BCBC​ ​as​ ​we​ ​learn,​ ​spiritually​ ​grow​ ​together,  and​ ​live​ ​out​ ​our​ ​life​ ​of​ ​faith.  


5.2. Athletics

Athletics

The​ ​following​ ​varsity​ ​intercollegiate​ ​sports​ ​are​ ​offered​ ​at​ ​Bacone​ ​College:

Men:​ ​Basketball,​ ​Baseball,​ ​Cross​ ​Country,​ ​Soccer

Women:​ ​Basketball,​ ​Cross​ ​Country,​ ​Softball,​ ​Soccer

The​ ​above​ ​listed​ ​sports​ ​are​ ​registered​ ​with​ ​National​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Intercollegiate​ ​Athletics (NAIA).​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​competes​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Sooner​ ​Athletic​ ​Conference​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Central​ ​States Football​ ​League.

Any​ ​student​ ​who​ ​desires​ ​to​ ​compete​ ​for​ ​a​ ​position​ ​on​ ​any​ ​athletic​ ​team​ ​should​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​head coach​ ​for​ ​his/her​ ​sport​ ​or​ ​the​ ​Athletic​ ​Director​ , www.bacone.edu/directory.

5.3. Dining

Food​ ​ Service 

The​ ​Dining​ ​Hall​ ​is​ ​located​ ​at​ ​the​ ​cafeteria building in the center of campus. Service​ ​is​ ​typically available​ ​five​ ​days​ ​a week,​ ​Monday​ ​through​ ​Friday,​ ​except​ ​for​ ​periods​ ​of​ ​campus​ ​closure,​ ​which​ ​include​ ​Christmas Break,​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​Break​ ​and​ ​other​ ​breaks​ ​indicated​ ​on​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Calendar. Students​ ​must​ ​utilize​ ​their​ ​Student​ ​ID​ ​card​ ​for​ ​entrance​ ​to​ ​the​ ​dining​ ​hall​. Nonresidential students​ ​may​ ​utilize​ ​the​ ​Dining​ ​Hall​ ​for​ ​meals​ ​by​ ​purchasing​ ​a​ ​commuter​ ​meal​ ​plan​​ ​Food​ ​service​ ​in​ ​the​ ​dining​ hall​ ​is​ ​limited during​ ​the​ ​summer,​ ​but​ ​off-campus​ ​dining​ ​solution​ ​use​ ​is​ ​available.​ ​The​ ​default​ ​student​ dining plan​ ​includes​ ​10​ ​meals​ ​per​ ​week.​ ​However,​ ​students​ ​are​ ​strongly​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​purchase​ ​the​ ​15​ ​meals per​ ​week​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​they​ ​are​ ​able​ ​to​ ​eat​ ​three​ ​meals​ ​per​ ​day.​ ​We​ ​also​ ​strongly​ ​encourage​ ​every student​ ​to​ ​eat​ ​breakfast​ ​everyday​ ​before​ ​they​ ​attend​ ​class.​ ​

Dining​ ​Hours​ ​(subject​ ​to​ ​change) 

Monday​ ​thru​ ​Friday 

Breakfast​ ​–​ ​7:30A.M​ ​–​ ​9:00A.M. 

Lunch​ ​–​ ​11:30P.M.​ ​-​ ​2:00​ ​P.M 

Dinner​ ​-​ ​5:00​ ​P.M.​ ​-​ ​7:00​ ​P.M. 

Food​ ​service​ ​personnel​ ​welcome​ ​any​ ​suggestions​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​better​ ​service.​ ​Students​ ​who​ ​have allergies​ ​or​ ​special​ ​dietary​ ​needs​ ​should​ ​submit​ ​a​ ​request​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Food​ ​Service​ ​Director​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​make special​ ​arrangements.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​email​ ​​the vice president of student affairs, www.bacone.edu/directory.

6. Academic Support

Student​ ​ Support​ ​ Services,​ ​ Counseling​ ​ and​ ​ Tutorial​ ​ Services 

Student​ ​Support​ ​Services​ ​is​ ​a​ ​federally​ ​funded​ ​counseling​ ​program​ ​located​ ​on​ ​the​ ​second​ ​floor​ ​of the​ ​Palmer​ ​Center.​ ​The​ ​Student​ ​Support​ ​Services​ ​offers​ ​programs​ ​that​ ​include​ ​academic, personal​ ​and​ ​career​ ​assistance.​ ​Tutoring​ ​services​ ​available​ ​through​ ​the​ ​program​ ​are​ ​based​ ​upon Federal​ ​Guidelines​ ​of​ ​income​ ​and​ ​first​ ​generation​ ​criteria.​ ​Qualified​ ​students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​interested in​ ​serving​ ​as​ ​tutors,​ ​counselors​ ​or​ ​mentors​ ​should​ ​apply​ ​at​ ​Student​ ​Support​ ​Services. 

Student​ ​Support​ ​Services​ ​also​ ​offers​ ​cultural​ ​and​ ​entertainment​ ​events.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​need​ ​services​ ​not available​ ​on​ ​campus,​ ​contact​ ​Student​ ​Support​ ​Services​ ​for​ ​referrals​ ​to​ ​community​ ​and​ ​State agencies.​ ​All​ ​services​ ​are​ ​free​ ​to​ ​students​ ​who​ ​qualify.​ ​The​ ​office​ ​is​ ​open​ ​8:00​ ​A.M.-​ ​5:00​ ​P.M., Monday​ ​-​ ​Friday.​ ​The​ ​office​ ​can​ ​be​ ​reached​ ​at​ ​918-781-7254 

6.1. Academic Advisement

Academic​ ​Advisement 

You​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assigned​ ​to​ ​a​ ​faculty​ ​adviser​ ​for​ ​educational​ ​and​ ​vocational​ ​guidance​ ​and​ ​advising. Since​ ​your​ ​adviser​ ​is​ ​also​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​other​ ​students​ ​the​ ​following​ ​suggestions​ ​are​ ​offered​ ​to help​ ​enhance​ ​your​ ​experience: 

1.​ ​The​ ​name​ ​of​ ​your​ ​academic​ ​adviser​ ​is​ ​listed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​computer​ ​print​ ​out​ ​that​ ​you​ ​received from​ ​the​ ​Registrar’s​ ​Office​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time​ ​you​ ​enrolled.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​misplaced​ ​this information,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​available​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Registrar’s​ ​Office​ ​(registrar@bacone.edu.)

2.​ ​Contact​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​in​ ​touch​ ​with​ ​your​ ​adviser​ ​during​ ​their​ ​office​ ​hours,​ ​which​ ​are​ ​posted on​ ​their​ ​doors.

3.​ ​Make​ ​and​ ​keep​ ​appointments.​ ​Call​ ​if​ ​it​ ​is​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​change​ ​or​ ​cancel​ ​an​ ​appointment.

4.​ ​Come​ ​with​ ​specific​ ​questions​ ​in​ ​mind.

5.​ ​Bring​ ​necessary​ ​materials​ ​(pencils,​ ​schedule​ ​of​ ​classes,​ ​forms,​ ​etc.)

6.​ ​Discuss​ ​openly​ ​concerns​ ​regarding​ ​schoolwork,​ ​study​ ​habits,​ ​academic​ ​progress,​ ​and personal​ ​concerns.

7.​ ​Make​ ​sure​ ​you​ ​are​ ​satisfied​ ​with​ ​your​ ​schedule​ ​and​ ​career​ ​choices​ ​or​ ​share​ ​your dissatisfaction​ ​with​ ​your​ ​adviser.

You​ ​may​ ​want​ ​to​ ​visit​ ​with​ ​your​ ​adviser​ ​for:

•​ ​​Adding​ ​or​ ​dropping​ ​a​ ​class.

•​ ​​Receiving​ ​tutoring.

•​ ​​Degree​ ​plan​ ​at​ ​pre-enrollment.

•​ ​​Career​ ​information.

•​ ​​Referral​ ​information.

•​ ​​Withdrawal​ ​process.

When​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​see​ ​your​ ​adviser:

•​ ​​Become​ ​familiar​ ​with​ ​your​ ​adviser’s​ ​office​ ​hours/schedule.​ ​Whenever​ ​possible​ ​call​ ​to make​ ​an​ ​appointment​ ​rather​ ​than​ ​drop​ ​in.

•​ ​​If​ ​it​ ​is​ ​necessary​ ​to​ ​drop​ ​in​ ​without​ ​an​ ​appointment,​ ​try​ ​to​ ​come​ ​at​ ​a​ ​time​ ​when​ ​your adviser​ ​is​ ​on​ ​duty;​ ​avoid​ ​the​ ​busiest​ ​time​ ​of​ ​the​ ​day,​ ​and​ ​allow​ ​plenty​ ​of​ ​time​ ​in​ ​case​ ​you have​ ​to​ ​wait.

•​ ​​Because​ ​the​ ​first​ ​and​ ​last​ ​two​ ​weeks​ ​of​ ​each​ ​semester​ ​are​ ​the​ ​busiest​ ​for​ ​your​ ​adviser, schedule​ ​longer​ ​conferences​ ​during​ ​the​ ​middle​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​semester.

6.2. Attendance and Responsibility of Learning

Attendance​ ​and​ ​Responsibility​ ​of​ ​Learning 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​expects​ ​students​ ​to​ ​attend​ ​class​ ​on​ ​a​ ​regular​ ​basis​ ​and​ ​attendance​ ​is​ ​monitored. Students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​absent​ ​from​ ​class,​ ​regardless​ ​of​ ​cause,​ ​have​ ​the​ ​responsibility​ ​of communicating​ ​with​ ​the​ ​instructor​ ​to​ ​discuss​ ​missed​ ​work.​ ​The​ ​instructor​ ​will​ ​determine​ ​whether the​ ​student​ ​will​ ​be​ ​permitted​ ​to​ ​make​ ​up​ ​work​ ​and​ ​will​ ​decide​ ​the​ ​time​ ​and​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​the​ ​makeup. Students​ ​who​ ​do​ ​not​ ​appear​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time​ ​prearranged​ ​for​ ​the​ ​make-up​ ​forfeit​ ​any​ ​right​ ​to​ ​make up​ ​work.​ ​Students​ ​should​ ​be​ ​aware​ ​that​ ​absenteeism​ ​may​ ​affect​ ​not​ ​only​ ​academic​ ​progress,​ ​but also​ ​scholarship​ ​eligibility​ ​and​ ​ability​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​extracurricular​ ​activities. 

Faculty​ ​members​ ​have​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​remove​ ​students​ ​from​ ​the​ ​classroom​ ​should​ ​students​ ​exhibit disruptive​ ​behavior​ ​and/or​ ​cause​ ​excessive​ ​noise​ ​in​ ​the​ ​classroom.​ ​Subsequent​ ​disruptive behavior​ ​by​ ​students​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​removal​ ​from​ ​the​ ​class​ ​by​ ​the​ ​instructor.​ ​The​ ​“AW”​ ​process may​ ​also​ ​be​ ​invoked​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Administration​ ​as​ ​a​ ​result​ ​of​ ​a​ ​student​ ​being​ ​in​ ​financial​ ​arrears.​ ​A student​ ​who​ ​wishes​ ​to​ ​appeal​ ​their​ ​instructor’s​ ​dismissal​ ​decision​ ​must​ ​follow​ ​the​ ​academic appeals​ ​process. 

While​ ​grades​ ​of​ ​AW​ ​are​ ​not​ ​used​ ​in​ ​computing​ ​students’​ ​grade​ ​point​ ​average,​ ​students​ ​should​ ​be aware​ ​that​ ​dropping​ ​hours​ ​will​ ​not​ ​only​ ​affect​ ​their​ ​progress​ ​toward​ ​graduation​ ​but​ ​may​ ​also affect​ ​their​ ​eligibility​ ​for​ ​financial​ ​aid​ ​and​ ​in​ ​extreme​ ​cases​ ​cause​ ​them​ ​to​ ​be​ ​evicted​ ​from​ ​the residence​ ​halls. 

 Attendance Policy and Intervention Policy 

Approved by Faculty June 10, 2020 

Approved by Executive Team June 15, 2020 

The following policy and intervention practices were approved by the Executive Team on Monday, June 15, 2020.  This policy will be in force for the fall semester FA-2020, with classes beginning Wednesday, August 12, 2020.   A statement for syllabi will be provided in our Faculty Assembly Meeting, Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  That policy statement will be incorporated into all syllabi for fall. 

On Wednesday, June 1, Dr. Leroy Thompson appointed an ad hoc faculty committee to consider the problem of absences from classes.  The committee consisted of Dr. Stephen Wiley, Gerald Cournoyer and Linda Strange.   

The recommendations of the committee were presented to the Faculty Assembly on Wednesday, June 10, at a called Zoom session. It has also been reviewed by Kaila Harjo and Dr. Nicole Been attended the faculty assembly meeting to represent the interests of athletics.   The following with its changes and amendments was accepted by unanimous vote of the Faculty to present to the Executive Team for review and to be placed in the college catalog and class syllabi. 

Bacone College believes that class attendance is an important factor in student success.  Those who are in class consistently do better, learn more and earn better grades. 

With a goal to aid in learning, attendance, retention, and graduation, the following policy is recommended.  This policy is designed specifically for face-to-face 16-week 3-credit courses on main campus and does not apply to Pawnee Nation students. (Policies for 8 week courses to follow) 

Campus Attendance Policy 

1. All students will be advised of the campus absence policy at orientation and in first year seminar. All faculty members will include the policy in their syllabi

2. All communication with students will be by Bacone email only and students are required to use only that for class communication or Moodle.  Students will be trained in the use of Bacone email in classes, orientation, and other means for the first two weeks.  These instructions will be repeated constantly.

3. Student athletes who are departing for travel in the afternoon are required to attend morning classes.  Athletes will provide their instructors with their schedules as the season opens and notify their instructors of travel in advance.

4. Students who are absent due to illness will need to prove their illness with a doctor’s form

5. Instructors will have the discretion to award extra credit as appropriate to their syllabus

6. Attendance will be taken from the first day of class attendance.

Intervention Practices 

1. When a student has accumulated 2 unexcused absences, the Attendance Intervention Team will act:

2. The faculty member who is aware of the absences will email the Intervention Team which will consist of: the  student’s faculty advisor, the Director of TRIO,  Ms. Kaila Harjo (VP of Student Affairs),  and the student’s coach (if an athlete) advising them of the absences.  The following steps will be taken:

a. The faculty advisor will have a personal conference with the student advising them of the impact on their academic performance within one week,

b. The VP Student Life will have a conference with the student, advising them of the possible impact on their Bacone scholarship and financial aid within one week

c. If an athlete, the Coach will be notified and will handle the absences according to the athletic agreement signed by all athletes

d. The Director of TRIO or designee will meet with the student to offer tutoring and other services.

e. Each of these will send an email to the other members of the Intervention Team as they conduct their interviews with the student.

3. Upon the 4th Unexcused Absence, the instructor may advise the student that their grade will be reduced one letter grade due to excessive unexcused attendance

4. Upon the 6th Unexcused Absence, the instructor may advise the student they are being withdrawn from the class and the instructor will ask the VPAA to have the student Administratively Withdrawn (showing a grade of “AW” in the student record.)

5. Faculty will be accorded the right to exercise discretion based on knowledge of the student.

6. Students have an opportunity for appeal of grades or absences.  Appeals of grades are made to the Division Chair in accordance with policies in the college catalog.  Appeals of absences are made in writing to the VPAA in accordance with policies in the college catalog.


6.3. Academic Load

Academic​ ​Load 

A​ ​full-time​ ​student​ ​is​ ​one​ ​who​ ​carries​ ​a​ ​minimum​ ​load​ ​of​ ​12​ ​credit​ ​hours​ ​in​ ​the​ ​regular​ ​semester or​ ​six​ ​credit​ ​hours​ ​during​ ​summer​ ​semester. 

A​ ​student​ ​should​ ​carry​ ​a​ ​normal​ ​load​ ​of​ ​16​ ​to​ ​17​ ​credit​ ​hours​ ​per​ ​regular​ ​semester.​ ​This enrollment​ ​should​ ​lead​ ​to​ ​the​ ​successful​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​all​ ​degree​ ​requirements​ ​in​ ​eight​ ​regular semesters​ ​(unless​ ​a​ ​semester​ ​of​ ​developmental​ ​courses​ ​or​ ​high​ ​school​ ​equivalency​ ​course​ ​work is​ ​needed). 


6.4. Academic Dishonesty Policy

Academic​ ​Dishonesty​ ​Policy 

All​ ​classroom​ ​misconduct​ ​will​ ​be​ ​brought​ ​to​ ​the​ ​immediate​ ​attention​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice President. 

The​ ​fundamental​ ​principle​ ​of​ ​academic​ ​life​ ​is​ ​integrity.​ ​The​ ​college​ ​community​ ​does​ ​not condone​ ​academic​ ​dishonesty​ ​in​ ​any​ ​form.​ ​If​ ​there​ ​exists​ ​no​ ​doubt​ ​that​ ​an​ ​act​ ​of​ ​academic dishonesty​ ​has​ ​occurred​ ​the​ ​instructor​ ​has​ ​the​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​administer​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following: 

1.​ ​Not​ ​accept​ ​the​ ​assignment​ ​(or​ ​test)​ ​in​ ​question​ ​and​ ​record​ ​a​ ​“zero”​ ​for​ ​the​ ​assignment​ ​(or test).​ ​Require​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​redo​ ​the​ ​assignment​ ​(or​ ​test)​ ​or​ ​require​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to complete​ ​a​ ​substitute​ ​assignment​ ​(or​ ​test).

2.​ ​Recommend​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​that​ ​the​ ​student​ ​be​ ​dropped​ ​from​ ​the​ ​class and​ ​assigned​ ​a​ ​failing​ ​grade​ ​(F)​ ​or​ ​an​ ​AW​ ​for​ ​the​ ​course.​ ​The​ ​written​ ​recommendation will​ ​include​ ​a​ ​description​ ​of​ ​the​ ​specific​ ​occurrence,​ ​including​ ​supportive​ ​documents,​ ​if applicable.

3.​ ​In​ ​cases​ ​of​ ​extreme​ ​or​ ​repeated​ ​incidents​ ​of​ ​academic​ ​dishonesty,​ ​recommend​ ​to​ ​the Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​that​ ​the​ ​student​ ​be​ ​suspended​ ​from​ ​the​ ​College.​ ​The​ ​written recommendation​ ​will​ ​include​ ​a​ ​description​ ​of​ ​the​ ​specific​ ​occurrence,​ ​including supportive​ ​documents,​ ​if​ ​applicable.

If​ ​recommendations​ ​two​ ​or​ ​three​ ​(above)​ ​are​ ​made,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​will​ ​be​ ​notified​ ​by​ ​the​ ​instructor as​ ​to​ ​what​ ​action​ ​will​ ​be​ ​taken.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​student​ ​believes​ ​an​ ​erroneous​ ​accusation​ ​had​ ​been​ ​made, the​ ​student​ ​may​ ​appeal​ ​the​ ​action.​ ​The​ ​student​ ​must​ ​file​ ​an​ ​appeal,​ ​within​ ​ten​ ​working​ ​days​ ​of notification.​ ​The​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​will​ ​hear​ ​the​ ​appeal,​ ​in​ ​the​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​the​ ​instructor and​ ​the​ ​division​ ​chair.​ ​The​ ​student​ ​and​ ​faculty​ ​member​ ​are​ ​informed​ ​in​ ​writing​ ​of​ ​the​ ​action taken. 

Grievance​ ​Policy/Academic​ ​Appeals​ ​Process 

Relationships​ ​between​ ​students​ ​and​ ​educators​ ​at​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​are​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​assumption​ ​of a​ ​mutual​ ​acceptance​ ​of​ ​certain​ ​rights​ ​and​ ​responsibilities.​ ​Disputes​ ​involving​ ​academic performance​ ​(grades)​ ​and​ ​academic​ ​misconduct​ ​(cheating,​ ​plagiarism,​ ​inappropriate​ ​possession of​ ​examinations​ ​or​ ​other​ ​course​ ​materials,​ ​etc.)​ ​can​ ​be​ ​resolved​ ​through​ ​a​ ​grievance​ ​procedure. An​ ​academic​ ​grievance​ ​committee​ ​composed​ ​of​ ​faculty​ ​members​ ​and​ ​students​ ​will​ ​hear​ ​a​ ​case only​ ​after​ ​an​ ​attempt​ ​has​ ​been​ ​made​ ​by​ ​the​ ​involved​ ​persons​ ​to​ ​resolve​ ​their​ ​differences​ ​within the​ ​framework​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​structures: 

a)​ ​Student​ ​conferences​ ​with​ ​instructor.

b)​ ​Student​ ​conferences​ ​with​ ​faculty​ ​advisor.

c)​ ​Student​ ​conferences​ ​with​ ​division​ ​head.

d)​ ​Conferences​ ​conducted​ ​by​ ​division​ ​head​ ​with​ ​all​ ​involved​ ​parties​ ​present.

A​ ​student​ ​may​ ​not​ ​file​ ​a​ ​grievance​ ​after​ ​the​ ​eighth​ ​week​ ​of​ ​the​ ​regular​ ​semester​ ​following​ ​the semester​ ​in​ ​which​ ​the​ ​grade​ ​was​ ​awarded​ ​to​ ​him/her.

Information​ ​on​ ​the​ ​procedure​ ​for​ ​filing​ ​a​ ​grievance​ ​and​ ​the​ ​procedure​ ​for​ ​hearing​ ​a​ ​grievance​ ​is available​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President.​ ​After​ ​the​ ​committee​ ​has​ ​heard​ ​an academic​ ​grievance,​ ​final​ ​appeal​ ​of​ ​the​ ​academic​ ​grievance​ ​procedure​ ​may​ ​be​ ​made​ ​either​ ​by​ ​the plaintiff​ ​or​ ​the​ ​defendant​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College.​ ​An​ ​appeal​ ​must​ ​be submitted​ ​in​ ​writing​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Vice​ ​President,​ ​within​ ​five​ ​working​ ​days​ ​after​ ​the​ ​decision of​ ​the​ ​Grievance​ ​Committee.

Information​ ​about​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​following​ ​items​ ​can​ ​be​ ​found​ ​in​ ​the​ ​current​ ​catalog,​ ​found​ ​on​ ​the college​ ​web​ ​site:

•​ ​​Change​ ​of​ ​Course/Class

•​ ​​Course​ ​change​ ​in​ ​individual​ ​courses​ ​during​ ​summer​ ​sessions

•​ ​​Complete​ ​Withdrawal​ ​Policy

•​ ​​Withdrawal​ ​Process

•​ ​​Tuition​ ​​ ​Refund​ ​Policy

•​ ​​Late​ ​Enrollment


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


8. RESIDENTIAL​ ​LIFE​ ​HANDBOOK

Residential​ ​life​ ​at​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​is​ ​more​ ​than​ ​a​ ​place​ ​to​ ​sleep.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​an​ ​integral​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the College​ ​experience.​ ​The​ ​Residence​ ​Hall​ ​provides​ ​an​ ​atmosphere​ ​of​ ​belonging​ ​and​ ​friendship - ​a place​ ​where​ ​life-long​ ​friendships​ ​are​ ​made.​ ​The​ ​Residential​ ​Life​ ​Program​ ​provides​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of facilities​ ​and​ ​competent​ ​personnel​ ​to​ ​assist​ ​you​ ​in​ ​academic​ ​and​ ​social​ ​development. 

The​ ​Residential​ ​program​ ​consists​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​and​ ​Housing​ ​Managers​ ​who​ ​are​ ​responsible for​ ​the​ ​buildings​ ​and​ ​grounds.​ ​These​ ​staff​ ​assist​ ​students​ ​in​ ​academic,​ ​social,​ ​physical,​ ​and​ ​spiritual development.​ ​Housing​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​regulations​ ​are​ ​established​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​the​ ​safety,​ ​privacy​ ​and​ ​value systems​ ​of​ ​each​ ​resident​ ​and​ ​the​ ​total​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​Community.​ ​Our​ ​goal​ ​is​ ​to​ ​create​ ​an​ ​atmosphere that​ ​will​ ​promote​ ​integrity,​ ​honesty,​ ​spiritual​ ​growth​ ​and​ ​a​ ​feeling​ ​of​ ​community. 

Six​ ​residential​ ​facilities​ ​are​ ​offered;​ ​Poloke​ ​Hall,​ ​Posey​ ​Hall,​ ​McCoy​ ​Hall,​ ​Pod​ ​style 

Apartments,​ ​Walter​ ​Starr​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​Conference​ ​Center.​ ​All​ ​applications​ ​for​ ​residence​ ​must​ ​be made​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office. 

Campus​ ​Living​ ​-​ ​The​ ​Residential​ ​Life​ ​Philosophy 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​is​ ​a​ ​residential​ ​college​ ​and​ ​strives​ ​to​ ​accommodate​ ​as​ ​many​ ​students​ ​as​ ​possible on​ ​campus.​ ​Living​ ​with​ ​other​ ​students​ ​in​ ​campus​ ​residence​ ​facilities​ ​is​ ​significant​ ​for​ ​Bacone College​ ​students.​ ​Living​ ​in​ ​campus​ ​residence​ ​units​ ​challenges​ ​students​ ​to​ ​expand​ ​and​ ​explore their​ ​attitudes,​ ​values,​ ​and​ ​interests.​ ​Request​ ​for​ ​exemption​ ​from​ ​the​ ​College​ ​Housing​ ​policy​ ​to reside​ ​off​ ​campus​ ​will​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​when​ ​students​ ​meet​ ​the​ ​exemption​ ​standards​ ​of​ ​the​ ​policy and​ ​when​ ​extraordinary​ ​circumstances​ ​exist​ ​which​ ​justify​ ​the​ ​consideration​ ​of​ ​an​ ​exemption.​ ​Unless​ ​an exemption​ ​is​ ​granted,​ ​students​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​live​ ​on​ ​campus.​ ​Scholarship​ ​rates​ ​are​ ​tied​ ​to​ ​residential status.​ ​​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​granted​ ​an​ ​exemption​ ​to​ ​live​ ​your​ ​campus​ ​your scholarship​ ​will​ ​automatically​ ​go​ ​to​ ​the​ ​rate​ ​of​ ​$3,800​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Academic Year.

A​ ​positive​ ​relationship​ ​exists​ ​between​ ​the​ ​community​ ​and​ ​Bacone​ ​College.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​shares​ ​a commitment​ ​to​ ​continue​ ​this​ ​relationship​ ​by​ ​working​ ​with​ ​students​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​the​ ​quality​ ​of​ ​the environment​ ​in​ ​neighborhoods​ ​surrounding​ ​the​ ​campus.​ ​The​ ​expectation​ ​for​ ​students​ ​who​ ​move off​ ​campus​ ​is​ ​that​ ​they​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​positive​ ​influence​ ​in​ ​the​ ​neighborhood​ ​in​ ​which​ ​they​ ​reside. 

All​ ​residents​ ​of​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​are​ ​an​ ​integral​ ​part​ ​of​ ​the​ ​community​ ​and,​ ​as​ ​such,​ ​will​ ​assume​ ​an active​ ​role​ ​in​ ​developing​ ​and​ ​monitoring​ ​an​ ​atmosphere​ ​that​ ​promotes​ ​success​ ​for​ ​all​ ​members. 

As​ ​a​ ​community​ ​member,​ ​your​ ​rights​ ​and​ ​responsibilities​ ​must​ ​be​ ​balanced​ ​with​ ​the​ ​needs​ ​of your​ ​neighbors.​ ​Off​ ​campus​ ​residents​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discipline​ ​from​ ​the​ ​college​ ​for​ ​any​ ​and​ ​all​ ​incidents that​ ​occur​ ​off​ ​campus.​ ​These​ ​incidents​ ​include​ ​but​ ​are​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following.​ ​City​ ​citations, explicit​ ​use​ ​of​ ​social​ ​media,​ ​arrests,​ ​any​ ​altercations​ ​that​ ​originate​ ​off​ ​campus​ ​but​ ​culminate​ ​on campus,​ ​etc.

To​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​fulfilling​ ​the​ ​Residential​ ​Life​ ​Philosophy,​ ​there​ ​are​ ​several​ ​staff​ ​members​ ​that​ ​you should​ ​be​ ​aware​ ​of​ ​who​ ​are​ ​available​ ​and​ ​here​ ​for​ ​you.​ ​Feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office​ ​at housing@bacone.edu​,​ ​918-781-​ ​7215. 

The​ ​rights​ ​of​ ​students​ ​living​ ​on​ ​campus: 

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​a​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​healthy​ ​environment.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​read,​ ​study​ ​and​ ​sleep​ ​in​ ​an​ ​environment​ ​free​ ​from​ ​undue​ ​interference​ ​and

noise.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​privacy​ ​and​ ​freedom​ ​with​ ​personal​ ​activities.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​expect​ ​that​ ​a​ ​roommate​ ​will​ ​respect​ ​your​ ​personal​ ​belongings.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​free​ ​access​ ​to​ ​your​ ​room​ ​without​ ​pressure​ ​or​ ​intimidation​ ​from​ ​your

roommate.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​expect​ ​reasonable​ ​and​ ​cooperative​ ​use​ ​of​ ​room​ ​shared​ ​equipment​ ​and

materials​ ​(internet,​ ​electricity,​ ​etc.).

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​host​ ​guests​ ​with​ ​the​ ​expectation​ ​that​ ​the​ ​guest​ ​will​ ​abide​ ​by​ ​the​ ​hall​ ​policies

and​ ​respect​ ​the​ ​rights​ ​of​ ​the​ ​roommate​ ​and​ ​other​ ​residents.

•​ ​​The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​have​ ​conflicts​ ​resolved​ ​quickly.

Housing​ ​Staff

The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​oversees​ ​the​ ​placement​ ​of​ ​students,​ ​supervision​ ​of​ ​the

Housing​ ​Managers,​ ​and​ ​all​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​staff.​ ​The​ ​Housing​ ​office​ ​can​ ​be​ ​reached​ ​after​ ​hours​ ​and​ ​for room​ ​lock​ ​outs​ ​at​ ​918-360-4384.​ ​Problems​ ​or​ ​questions​ ​can​ ​also​ ​be​ ​directed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office

at​ ​housing@bacone.edu​ ​to​ ​resolve​ ​any​ ​concern​ ​that​ ​may​ ​arise.

Housing​ ​Managers

The​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​overall​ ​administration​ ​and​ ​operation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​residence hall.​ ​The​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​works​ ​closely​ ​with​ ​Bacone​ ​College's​ ​facility​ ​management​ ​company​ ​(DTZ) to​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​the​ ​building​ ​is​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​in​ ​good​ ​working​ ​order.

Campus​ ​Opening/Closing​ ​of​ ​Residence​ ​Halls 

Residence​ ​halls​ ​are​ ​open​ ​during​ ​the​ ​regular​ ​academic​ ​year​ ​from​ ​mid-August​ ​through​ ​mid-May. Official​ ​closings​ ​may​ ​include:​ ​Christmas​ ​Break,​ ​Fall​ ​Break,​ ​Thanksgiving​ ​Break​ ​and​ ​Spring Break.​ ​An​ ​official​ ​closing​ ​means​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​halls​ ​are​ ​closed.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​responsibility to​ ​notify​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office​ ​if​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​extend​ ​accommodations. 

Students​ ​who​ ​must​ ​remain​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​during​ ​periods​ ​of​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​closure​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​relocation and​ ​weekly​ ​charges.​ ​Charges​ ​could​ ​range​ ​from​ ​$25-$200​ ​per​ ​week. 

A​ ​list​ ​of​ ​the​ ​holidays​ ​is​ ​outlined​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Academic​ ​Calendar​ ​located​ ​on​ ​the​ ​website, http://www.bacone.edu. 

Halls​ ​are​ ​closed​ ​at​ ​3:00​ ​P.M.​ ​on​ ​the​ ​last​ ​day​ ​of​ ​classes​ ​and​ ​re-open​ ​at​ ​1:00​ ​P.M.​ ​on​ ​the​ ​day​ ​before classes​ ​resume.​ ​Exceptions​ ​will​ ​be​ ​made​ ​only​ ​to​ ​those​ ​approved​ ​through​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students.​ ​Meals are​ ​not​ ​available​ ​on-campus​ ​during​ ​periods​ ​of​ ​school​ ​closing. 

Check-In​ ​Procedures 

1.​ ​Report​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office​ ​to​ ​be​ ​cleared​ ​to​ ​move​ ​into​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​Hall.

2.​ ​After​ ​clearance,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​directed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​appropriate​ ​Residence​ ​Hall,​ ​where​ ​you​ ​will meet​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser​ ​and​ ​Housing​ ​Manager.

3.​ ​Once​ ​you​ ​reach​ ​your​ ​room,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​to​ ​sign​ ​the​ ​check-in​ ​form​ ​indicating​ ​your acceptance​ ​of​ ​the​ ​room,​ ​its​ ​contents​ ​and​ ​condition.

Checkout​ ​Procedures 

All​ ​rooms​ ​must​ ​be​ ​left​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​in​ ​good​ ​order.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​College​ ​must​ ​do​ ​extensive​ ​cleaning​ ​beyond normal​ ​maintenance,​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​cleaning​ ​charge.​ ​The​ ​rooms​ ​must​ ​be​ ​swept,​ ​vacuumed and/or​ ​mopped.​ ​All​ ​trash​ ​must​ ​be​ ​taken​ ​to​ ​the​ ​appropriate​ ​dumpster.​ ​Do​ ​not​ ​leave​ ​trash​ ​in​ ​the room,​ ​common​ ​area,​ ​lounge,​ ​hallway​ ​or​ ​stairwell.​ ​The​ ​room​ ​must​ ​be​ ​in​ ​the​ ​same​ ​order​ ​as​ ​it​ ​was during​ ​check-in. 

•​ ​​Close​ ​and​ ​lock​ ​all​ ​windows.

•​ ​​Turn​ ​off​ ​all​ ​heaters/air​ ​conditioners.

•​ ​​Check​ ​out​ ​with​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser​ ​and​ ​Housing​ ​Manager.

•​ ​​After​ ​the​ ​room​ ​has​ ​been​ ​inspected,​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​and/or​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser​ ​will​ ​either​ ​sign off​ ​on​ ​the​ ​room​ ​or​ ​assess​ ​fines​ ​on​ ​the​ ​checkout​ ​form.​ ​If​ ​damage​ ​has​ ​occurred,​ ​the​ ​resident’s​ ​account will​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​for​ ​the​ ​amount​ ​of​ ​the​ ​damage.

•​ ​​If​ ​you​ ​do​ ​not​ ​check​ ​out​ ​properly,​ ​or​ ​fail​ ​to​ ​check​ ​out,​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​for​ ​key

replacement​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​for​ ​any​ ​damages​ ​or​ ​cleaning​ ​costs.

Any​ ​personal​ ​items​ ​left​ ​in​ ​the​ ​room​ ​are​ ​considered​ ​abandoned​ ​property​ ​and​ ​may​ ​be​ ​disposed​ ​of

by​ ​the​ ​college.​ ​No​ ​abandoned​ ​property​ ​will​ ​be​ ​held​ ​for​ ​student​ ​reclamation.

This​ ​information​ ​has​ ​been​ ​developed​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​implement​ ​your​ ​success​ ​and​ ​development​ ​in residential​ ​hall​ ​living.​ ​The​ ​following​ ​is​ ​a​ ​partial​ ​list​ ​of​ ​items​ ​and​ ​their​ ​typical​ ​cost​ ​for​ ​any

missing​ ​furniture​ ​or​ ​damages​ ​to​ ​the​ ​room.​ ​(Actual​ ​cost​ ​may​ ​vary).

Repair​ ​Charges

The​ ​following​ ​are​ ​typical​ ​replacement/repair​ ​costs​ ​for​ ​common​ ​items.​ ​(Actual​ ​charges​ ​may​ ​vary and​ ​may​ ​include​ ​labor/installation​ ​charges)

Item​ ​Replacement

Bed​ ​Frame​ ​(bunk​ ​or​ ​single)​ ​$200

Mattress​ ​$125

End​ ​Frame​ ​$125

Dresser​ ​$275

Desk​ ​$240

Chair​ ​$85 

Closet​ ​Door​ ​$125 

Mirror​ ​$50 

Door​ ​(paint/replace)​ ​$60​ ​-​ ​$320 

Smoke​ ​Detector​ ​$125 

Blinds​ ​(replace/repair)​ ​$25 

Floor​ ​(replace​ ​tile)​ ​$9​ ​sq.​ ​Ft. 

Remove/Replace​ ​Carpet​ ​$12.50​ ​sq.​ ​Ft. 

Window​ ​Screen​ ​$25 

Ceiling​ ​Tile​ ​$9​ ​each 

Light​ ​Fixtures/Cover​ ​$50 

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Air​ ​Conditioner/Vents​ ​$40​ ​-​ ​$300 

Outlet​ ​Cover​ ​$5 

Replace​ ​Window​ ​$350 

Door​ ​Jam​ ​Repair​ ​$120 

Door​ ​Stop​ ​$225 

Excess​ ​Cleaning​ ​$100 

Door​ ​Lock​ ​Replacement​ ​$150 

Fire​ ​Extinguisher​ ​—​ ​Replacement​ ​or​ ​Recharge​ ​$100 

Fire​ ​Alarm​ ​Pull​ ​Station​ ​$75 

Fines 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​reserves​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​fine​ ​students​ ​for​ ​violations​ ​of​ ​hall​ ​policies.​ ​Fines/discipline may​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​following​ ​amount,​ ​but​ ​is​ ​evaluated​ ​on​ ​a​ ​case​ ​by​ ​case​ ​basis. 

Removal​ ​or​ ​Relocation​ ​of​ ​items​ ​from​ ​room​ ​or​ ​lounge​ ​areas​ ​$50 

Using​ ​Emergency​ ​Exit​ ​$150 

Excessive​ ​Noise​ ​$10 

Unauthorized​ ​Pets​ ​$250 

Violation​ ​of​ ​Residence​ ​Hall​ ​Agreement​ ​$50 

Damage​ ​of​ ​Furniture​ ​or​ ​Property​ ​$100​ ​&​ ​Cost​ ​of​ ​Replacement 

Unauthorized​ ​use​ ​of​ ​Games,​ ​Equipment​ ​or​ ​Electrical​ ​Appliances​ ​$10 

Smoking​ ​Violation​ ​$50 

If​ ​violation​ ​causes​ ​fire​ ​alarm​ ​to​ ​activate​ ​and​ ​fire​ ​department​ ​to​ ​respond.​ ​Student​ ​will​ ​be​ ​fined​ ​for​ ​the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​the Fire​ ​Department​ ​to​ ​send​ ​emergency​ ​personnel.​ ​Cost​ ​varies​ ​from​ ​$100-$500 

Alcohol​ ​Violation​ ​$50 

Violations​ ​of​ ​Hall​ ​Safety/Tampering​ ​with​ ​equipment​ ​$250+ 

Unauthorized​ ​Access​ ​(Giving​ ​students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​not​ ​assigned​ ​to​ ​your​ ​room​ ​access)​ ​$100.00 

Use​ ​of​ ​Candles,​ ​Incense​ ​or​ ​Oil​ ​Lamps​ ​$10 

Failure​ ​to​ ​Evacuate​ ​Residence​ ​Hall​ ​for​ ​Fire​ ​Drills​ ​or​ ​Emergencies​ ​$50.​ ​Could​ ​result​ ​in​ ​arrest​ ​if​ ​deemed necessary​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​Campus​ ​Police,​ ​Muskogee​ ​Fire​ ​Department,​ ​or​ ​any​ ​law​ ​enforcement​ ​agency​ ​on​ ​scene. Unsanitary​ ​Room​ ​$20 

Unauthorized​ ​Room​ ​Change​ ​$100 

Students​ ​who​ ​incur​ ​excessive​ ​fines​ ​per​ ​semester​ ​or​ ​who​ ​exhibit​ ​chronic​ ​non-compliance​ ​with school​ ​policy​ ​may​ ​be​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​for​ ​possible​ ​additional​ ​disciplinary 

action​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​suspension/expulsion. 

Residence​ ​Hall​ ​Agreement 

Available​ ​for​ ​review​ ​in​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​office​ ​and​ ​at​ ​www.bacone.edu. 

Removal​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​Halls 

As​ ​stated​ ​in​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​contract,​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​reserves​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​terminate​ ​a​ ​contract​ ​or​ ​to impose​ ​disciplinary​ ​reassignment​ ​upon​ ​reasonable​ ​notice​ ​and​ ​with​ ​good​ ​cause.​ ​Good​ ​cause refers​ ​to​ ​any​ ​conduct,​ ​which​ ​disrupts​ ​the​ ​order​ ​of​ ​administration​ ​and/or​ ​function​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College and​ ​its​ ​activities.​ ​Suspension​ ​or​ ​withdrawal​ ​from​ ​the​ ​College​ ​automatically​ ​results​ ​in​ ​termination of​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​contract.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​suspended​ ​or​ ​Administratively​ ​Withdrawn​ ​from​ ​Housing​ ​your housing​ ​charge​ ​will​ ​be​ ​forfeited​ ​and​ ​will​ ​remain​ ​on​ ​your​ ​student​ ​bill.​ ​All​ ​Housing​ ​Managers​ ​and Residential​ ​Advisers​ ​are​ ​college​ ​representatives​ ​and​ ​have​ ​the​ ​authority​ ​to​ ​enforce​ ​Residence​ ​Hall Procedures. 

Room​ ​Change​ ​Procedure 

Discuss​ ​the​ ​request​ ​and​ ​reason​ ​for​ ​the​ ​requested​ ​room​ ​change​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office •​ ​​A​ ​room​ ​change​ ​may​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​if​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​approves​ ​the​ ​request.

•​ ​​Before​ ​any​ ​changes​ ​occur,​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​must​ ​approve​ ​a​ ​Room​ ​Change Authorization​ ​form.

•​ ​Students​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​a​​ ​$100​ ​charge​ ​for​ ​student​ ​initiated​ ​room​ ​changes.

•​ ​​Unauthorized​ ​room​ ​changes​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fine​ ​and​ ​other​ ​disciplinary​ ​sanctions. Roommates

If​ ​you​ ​experience​ ​initial​ ​difficulties​ ​in​ ​adjusting​ ​to​ ​a​ ​new​ ​roommate(s)​ ​or​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​life, remember​ ​that​ ​you​ ​are​ ​not​ ​alone.​ ​Honesty,​ ​consideration,​ ​mutual​ ​respect,​ ​discussion, compromise,​ ​and​ ​understanding​ ​are​ ​important​ ​in​ ​learning​ ​to​ ​live​ ​in​ ​a​ ​community​ ​setting. Laundry​ ​Facilities

A​ ​laundry​ ​facility​ ​is​ ​available​ ​to​ ​residential​ ​students.​ ​Hours​ ​of​ ​operation​ ​are​ ​posted​ ​on​ ​the laundry​ ​room​ ​door.

Off-campus​ ​Laundromats​ ​are​ ​also​ ​available​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Muskogee​ ​community.​ ​Refer​ ​to​ ​the​ ​yellow pages​ ​of​ ​your​ ​telephone​ ​directory​ ​for​ ​further​ ​assistance.​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​is​ ​not​ ​responsible​ ​for clothes​ ​left​ ​unattended​ ​in​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​laundry​ ​rooms.

Need​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​to​ ​someone​ ​about​ ​a​ ​problem?

It​ ​is​ ​not​ ​uncommon​ ​to​ ​experience​ ​loneliness​ ​and​ ​anxiety​ ​while​ ​at​ ​college.​ ​The​ ​best​ ​thing​ ​to​ ​do​ ​is to​ ​talk​ ​to​ ​someone.​ ​At​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​we​ ​want​ ​to​ ​listen.​ ​The​ ​first​ ​step​ ​in​ ​the​ ​process​ ​of​ ​getting help​ ​is​ ​to​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Student​ ​Life.​ ​Our​ ​staff​ ​will​ ​help​ ​you​ ​determine​ ​the​ ​program​ ​that best​ ​fits​ ​you​ ​and​ ​your​ ​situation.​ ​Give​ ​us​ ​a​ ​call​ ​at​ ​918-781-7344.

Residence​ ​Hall​ ​Visitation

Visitors​ ​are​ ​welcome​ ​to​ ​visit​ ​students​ ​living​ ​in​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​at​ ​Bacone​ ​College.​ ​A​ ​visitor​ ​is defined​ ​as​ ​anyone​ ​who​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​resident​ ​of​ ​the​ ​dorm​ ​they​ ​are​ ​visiting.​ ​Visitors​ ​must​ ​obey​ ​campus rules​ ​and​ ​respect​ ​campus​ ​personnel.​ ​Hours​ ​listed​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​all​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​all​ ​Residence​ ​Halls. Sunday​ ​-​ ​Thursday​ ​8:00​ ​A.M..​ ​-​ ​12:00​ ​A.M.

Friday​ ​–​ ​Saturday​ ​8:00A.M.​ ​-​ ​2:00A.M.

Visitation​ ​Boundaries​ ​are:

1.​ ​Pod​ ​style​ ​Apartments​ ​and​ ​Conference​ ​Center​ ​—​ ​North,​ ​East,​ ​and​ ​South​ ​parking​ ​lot;​ ​and East​ ​and​ ​West​ ​Roadways.

2.​ ​Posey,​ ​Poloke​ ​Walter​ ​Starr,​ ​and​ ​McCoy​ ​Halls​ ​—​ ​Visitation​ ​rules​ ​apply​ ​once​ ​the​ ​person has​ ​entered​ ​the​ ​patio​ ​area,​ ​parking​ ​area​ ​or​ ​building.

The​ ​following​ ​rules​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​visitation:

1.​ ​Your​ ​guest​ ​must​ ​have​ ​a​ ​photo​ ​ID

2.​ ​You​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​conduct​ ​of​ ​your​ ​guests​ ​and​ ​must​ ​accompany​ ​them​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.

3.​ ​Visitors​ ​under​ ​the​ ​age​ ​of​ ​18​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​allowed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​halls,​ ​unless​ ​accompanied​ ​by parent​ ​or​ ​guardian​ ​or​ ​unless​ ​written​ ​permission​ ​is​ ​on​ ​file​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office.

4.​ ​Any​ ​visiting​ ​non-student​ ​who​ ​exhibits​ ​undesirable​ ​behavior​ ​may​ ​be​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​leave campus.

5.​ ​Failure​ ​to​ ​escort​ ​your​ ​guest​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times​ ​or​ ​late​ ​guest​ ​departure​ ​may​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​a visitation​ ​violation.

Quiet​ ​Hours

Quiet​ ​hours​ ​are​ ​from​ ​10:00​ ​P.M.​ ​until​ ​7:00​ ​A.M.​ ​and​ ​apply​ ​to​ ​all​ ​hall​ ​public​ ​areas​ ​and​ ​rooms. Quiet​ ​hours​ ​are​ ​extended​ ​to​ ​24​ ​hours​ ​a​ ​day​ ​during​ ​finals​ ​week.​ ​Quiet​ ​times​ ​are​ ​designed​ ​to​ ​assist you​ ​in​ ​completing​ ​your​ ​studies​ ​and​ ​homework,​ ​or​ ​just​ ​a​ ​time​ ​for​ ​relaxation.​ ​During​ ​these​ ​hours, noise​ ​levels​ ​should​ ​be​ ​low​ ​enough​ ​that​ ​they​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​heard​ ​outside​ ​your​ ​room.

Excessive​ ​noise​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​tolerated​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time.​ ​Frequent​ ​violations​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​relocation, removal​ ​of​ ​sound​ ​producing​ ​items​ ​(stereo,​ ​TV,​ ​musical​ ​instruments,​ ​etc.),​ ​a​ ​fine​ ​and/or​ ​your removal​ ​from​ ​the​ ​halls​ ​may​ ​occur.​ ​To​ ​report​ ​noise​ ​violations​ ​please​ ​contact​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser first.​ ​If​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Adviser​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​reached​ ​please​ ​call​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​on​ ​call​ ​phone 918-360-4384.

Room​ ​Inspections 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​retains​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​and​ ​inspect​ ​rooms​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time​ ​with​ ​reasonable​ ​cause​ ​for purposes​ ​related​ ​to​ ​maintenance,​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​and/or​ ​investigation​ ​of​ ​Bacone​ ​College violations.​ ​Without​ ​prior​ ​notice,​ ​Student​ ​Life/Housing​ ​staff​ ​may​ ​conduct​ ​room​ ​checks​ ​for​ ​health and​ ​sanitary​ ​conditions.​ ​If​ ​your​ ​room​ ​fails​ ​inspection​ ​a​ ​fine​ ​may​ ​be​ ​recommended.​ ​Maintenance workers​ ​will​ ​always​ ​try​ ​to​ ​let​ ​the​ ​staff​ ​know​ ​when​ ​they​ ​need​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​rooms.​ ​In​ ​any​ ​event, they​ ​will​ ​always​ ​knock​ ​before​ ​they​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​room.​ ​Our​ ​Housing​ ​Managers​ ​and​ ​Residential​ ​Advisers will​ ​conduct​ ​routine​ ​rooms​ ​checks​ ​to​ ​ascertain​ ​needs​ ​of​ ​students​ ​as​ ​they​ ​relate​ ​to​ ​their​ ​campus​ ​living environment. 

Furniture​ ​and​ ​Equipment 

No​ ​couches​ ​or​ ​large​ ​furniture​ ​are​ ​allowed​ ​in​ ​any​ ​of​ ​the​ ​housing​ ​units.​ ​Student​ ​rooms​ ​in​ ​McCoy Hall,​ ​Posey​ ​Hall​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Conference​ ​Center​ ​can​ ​accommodate​ ​a​ ​comfortable​ ​size​ ​chair. 

Common​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Pod​ ​style​ ​Apartments​ ​can​ ​accommodate​ ​one​ ​(1)​ ​futon.​ ​No​ ​excessive amount​ ​of​ ​furniture​ ​is​ ​allowed​ ​in​ ​common​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​these​ ​units​ ​due​ ​to​ ​the​ ​need​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​the entry/exit​ ​clear​ ​in​ ​case​ ​of​ ​emergency.​ ​Darts​ ​and​ ​dartboards​ ​are​ ​not​ ​allowed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Residence Halls​ ​due​ ​to​ ​potential​ ​wall​ ​damage.​ ​​ ​Weightlifting​ ​equipment​ ​is​ ​available​ ​to​ ​all​ ​students.​ ​The​ ​fitness center​ ​is​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​Center.​ ​The​ ​fitness​ ​may​ ​be​ ​closed​ ​due​ ​to​ ​scheduled​ ​athletic training.​ ​ ​Please​ ​leave​ ​any​ ​weight​ ​lifting​ ​equipment​ ​larger​ ​than​ ​hand​ ​held​ ​weights​ ​at​ ​home.​ ​Student Life​ ​provides​ ​a​ ​variety​ ​of​ ​board​ ​games,​ ​pool​ ​tables,​ ​ping-pong​ ​tables,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​sports​ ​equipment​ ​for your​ ​use. 

We​ ​want​ ​our​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​to​ ​have​ ​a​ ​standard​ ​appearance​ ​from​ ​the​ ​exterior.​ ​For​ ​that​ ​reason, hanging​ ​of​ ​blankets,​ ​flags,​ ​tin​ ​foil,​ ​etc.,​ ​between​ ​the​ ​blinds​ ​and​ ​the​ ​windows​ ​is​ ​prohibited. Extension​ ​cords​ ​are​ ​not​ ​allowed.​ ​Strip​ ​outlets​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​provided​ ​they​ ​have​ ​a​ ​fuse​ ​or​ ​circuit breaker​ ​within​ ​the​ ​unit.​ ​A​ ​strip​ ​outlet​ ​must​ ​be​ ​plugged​ ​directly​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wall​ ​and​ ​not​ ​into​ ​another strip​ ​outlet.​ ​Small​ ​appliances​ ​such​ ​as​ ​dorm​ ​refrigerators​ ​should​ ​be​ ​plugged​ ​directly​ ​into​ ​the​ ​wall.  

Cooking​ ​and​ ​Dishwashing 

Small​ ​microwave​ ​ovens​ ​may​ ​be​ ​used​ ​for​ ​warming​ ​snacks​ ​or​ ​microwave​ ​meals​ ​in​ ​your​ ​room. Residents​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​use​ ​disposable​ ​dishes,​ ​as​ ​the​ ​washing​ ​of​ ​dishes​ ​is​ ​not​ ​permitted.​ ​Do​ ​not dump​ ​food​ ​in​ ​the​ ​water​ ​fountain​ ​or​ ​the​ ​bathroom​ ​sinks.​ ​Left​ ​over​ ​food​ ​should​ ​be​ ​disposed​ ​of properly​ ​by​ ​placing​ ​it​ ​in​ ​the​ ​dumpster.​ ​Food​ ​should​ ​be​ ​stored​ ​in​ ​airtight​ ​containers​ ​and​ ​should not​ ​be​ ​left​ ​open.​ ​Inappropriately​ ​stored​ ​food​ ​or​ ​food​ ​not​ ​disposed​ ​of​ ​properly​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a fine. 

Candles,​ ​Lamps​ ​and​ ​Incense 

Burning​ ​of​ ​candles,​ ​oil​ ​lamps,​ ​halogen​ ​lamps,​ ​incense,​ ​plug​ ​in​ ​air​ ​deodorizers​ ​or​ ​other​ ​burnable substances​ ​is​ ​not​ ​permitted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​due​ ​to​ ​potential​ ​fire​ ​hazard.​ ​Unauthorized​ ​use of​ ​such​ ​items​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fine. 

Cable​ ​Television 

Basic​ ​cable​ ​is​ ​provided​ ​in​ ​each​ ​student​ ​room​ ​for​ ​your​ ​entertainment.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​cable​ ​is​ ​not​ ​working properly,​ ​notify​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Advisor​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office.​ ​Any​ ​resident​ ​who​ ​tampers​ ​with​ ​or splices​ ​into​ ​Cable​ ​TV,​ ​telephone,​ ​or​ ​computer​ ​lines​ ​will​ ​be​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​for discipline.​ ​Installation​ ​of​ ​satellite​ ​dishes​ ​is​ ​not​ ​allowed​ ​and​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a fine. 

Internet 

All​ ​residential​ ​units​ ​have​ ​a​ ​cable​ ​modem​ ​for​ ​each​ ​resident​ ​in​ ​the​ ​room.​ ​Residents​ ​are responsible​ ​for​ ​appropriate​ ​use​ ​of​ ​the​ ​modems. 

Lounges/Common​ ​Areas 

The​ ​lounges​ ​and​ ​common​ ​areas​ ​are​ ​provided​ ​for​ ​your​ ​comfort​ ​and​ ​relaxation,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​for​ ​all hall​ ​residents.​ ​Furnishings​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lounge​ ​may​ ​not​ ​be​ ​moved​ ​and​ ​must​ ​remain​ ​in​ ​the​ ​lounge. 

Please​ ​be​ ​considerate​ ​of​ ​your​ ​fellow​ ​residents​ ​when​ ​quiet​ ​hours​ ​begin. 

Pets 

No​ ​pets​ ​are​ ​permitted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Residential​ ​Halls​ ​or​ ​on​ ​Bacone​ ​Campus​ ​in​ ​general.​ ​Pets​ ​are​ ​defined​ ​as​ ​but not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​the​ ​following​ ​animals.​ ​Dogs,​ ​cats,​ ​birds,​ ​fish,​ ​snakes,​ ​rodents,​ ​etc....​ ​Fines​ ​will​ ​be assessed​ ​and​ ​Animal​ ​Control​ ​officers​ ​will​ ​be​ ​instructed​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​any​ ​unauthorized​ ​animal.​ ​Continued violations​ ​of​ ​unauthorized​ ​pets​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​suspension​ ​and/or​ ​expulsion​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Residential​ ​Halls.​ ​In order​ ​to​ ​have​ ​an​ ​authorized​ ​service​ ​animal​ ​students​ ​must​ ​do​ ​the​ ​following.​ ​Obtain​ ​a​ ​written prescription​ ​to​ ​be​ ​renewed​ ​every​ ​semester​ ​by​ ​a​ ​licensed​ ​medical​ ​professional.  

Your​ ​animal​ ​must​ ​be​ ​a​ ​registered​ ​therapy​ ​animal. 

A​ ​non​ ​refundable​ ​deposit​ ​of​ ​$500. 

Updated​ ​vaccination​ ​records​ ​of​ ​the​ ​animal. 

It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​responsibility​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​pick​ ​up​ ​waste​ ​from​ ​their​ ​service​ ​animal​ ​inside​ ​and​ ​outside​ ​of​ ​the Residential​ ​Halls. 

Damages​ ​from​ ​your​ ​animal​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​to​ ​your​ ​student​ ​account. 

Continued​ ​damages​ ​caused​ ​by​ ​the​ ​service​ ​animal​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​suspension​ ​and/or​ ​expulsion​ ​from​ ​the Residential​ ​Halls. 

Housekeeping 

Public​ ​Areas: 

All​ ​public​ ​areas​ ​in​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​will​ ​be​ ​kept​ ​in​ ​a​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​sanitary​ ​condition.​ ​All​ ​residents should​ ​assist​ ​in​ ​keeping​ ​the​ ​public​ ​areas​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​clear​ ​of​ ​debris​ ​by​ ​disposing​ ​of​ ​soda​ ​cans, 

pizza​ ​boxes,​ ​trash,​ ​etc.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​provides​ ​routine​ ​cleaning​ ​of​ ​the​ ​restrooms​ ​and​ ​common 

areas​ ​of​ ​McCoy,​ ​Poloke,​ ​Walter​ ​Starr,​ ​and​ ​Posey​ ​Halls. 

Your​ ​Room: 

Each​ ​resident​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​his/her​ ​individual​ ​room​ ​in​ ​a​ ​clean​ ​and​ ​sanitary​ ​condition.​ ​Trash must​ ​be​ ​placed​ ​in​ ​the​ ​dumpster​ ​provided​ ​outside​ ​each​ ​building.​ ​Trash​ ​is​ ​not​ ​to​ ​be​ ​placed​ ​in hallways​ ​or​ ​stairwells. 

Pod​ ​Style​ ​Apartments: 

Residents​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Pod​ ​Style​ ​Apartments​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​keeping​ ​their​ ​common​ ​areas,​ ​restrooms​ ​and rooms​ ​clean.  

Conference​ ​Center: 

Residents​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​Inn​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​keeping​ ​their​ ​rooms​ ​and​ ​restrooms​ ​clean. 

Trashing 

It​ ​is​ ​our​ ​intent​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​clean,​ ​safe,​ ​secure​ ​and​ ​sanitary​ ​residence​ ​for​ ​each​ ​of​ ​our​ ​students. Trashing​ ​includes​ ​the​ ​following​ ​offenses​ ​that​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​tolerated​ ​and​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​disciplinary action: 

1.​ ​Throwing​ ​trash​ ​or​ ​garbage​ ​of​ ​any​ ​kind​ ​out​ ​of​ ​a​ ​window.

2.​ ​Leaving​ ​trash​ ​anywhere​ ​in​ ​or​ ​outside​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls​ ​(except​ ​in​ ​trash​ ​receptacle).

3.​ ​Sweeping​ ​out​ ​a​ ​room​ ​and​ ​leaving​ ​the​ ​debris​ ​in​ ​the​ ​hallway.

4.​ ​Water​ ​and​ ​shaving​ ​cream​ ​fights/throwing​ ​of​ ​water​ ​balloons​ ​(except​ ​in​ ​planned​ ​student activities).

5.​ ​Excessive​ ​trash​ ​in​ ​restrooms​ ​and​ ​lounges.

If​ ​damages​ ​occur​ ​or​ ​extra​ ​cleaning​ ​is​ ​required​ ​from​ ​these​ ​actions,​ ​charges​ ​for​ ​repairs​ ​and cleaning​ ​may​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​to​ ​that​ ​pod,​ ​wing​ ​or​ ​building.

Vandalism

If​ ​your​ ​room​ ​or​ ​a​ ​common​ ​area​ ​has​ ​been​ ​vandalized,​ ​notify​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​immediately (918-781-7200.)

Students​ ​are​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​securing​ ​their​ ​assigned​ ​room​ ​and​ ​immediate​ ​living​ ​areas.​ ​In instances​ ​of​ ​vandalism​ ​to​ ​a​ ​shared​ ​living​ ​area​ ​that​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​attributed​ ​to​ ​an​ ​individual,​ ​the​ ​entire floor​ ​will​ ​be​ ​charged.​ ​The​ ​minimum​ ​sanction​ ​for​ ​vandalism​ ​is​ ​the​ ​cost​ ​of​ ​material​ ​and​ ​labor​ ​to repair​ ​or​ ​replace​ ​vandalized​ ​items.​ ​Cost​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​to​ ​individuals​ ​identified​ ​or​ ​divided evenly​ ​among​ ​area​ ​residents.



9. Safety and Emergency Procedures

SAFETY

Fire​ ​and​ ​Security​ ​Alarms 

Fire​ ​and​ ​security​ ​alarms​ ​and​ ​cameras​ ​have​ ​been​ ​installed​ ​in​ ​many​ ​areas.​ ​Take​ ​a​ ​moment​ ​to​ ​locate the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​alarm​ ​pull​ ​station​ ​and​ ​fire​ ​extinguisher​ ​in​ ​the​ ​event​ ​of​ ​an​ ​emergency.​ ​All occupants​ ​must​ ​leave​ ​the​ ​building​ ​when​ ​an​ ​alarm​ ​occurs. 

Tampering​ ​with​ ​cameras,​ ​fire​ ​alarms​ ​and/or​ ​fire​ ​extinguishers​ ​or​ ​any​ ​type​ ​of​ ​safety​ ​equipment​ ​is a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​State​ ​Law​ ​and​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​criminal​ ​charges,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​fines​ ​assessed​ ​to​ ​those responsible.​ ​In​ ​the​ ​case​ ​where​ ​the​ ​individual​ ​responsible​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​identified,​ ​all​ ​residents​ ​will be​ ​held​ ​responsible,​ ​and​ ​share​ ​in​ ​paying​ ​the​ ​fine. 

Fireworks 

Possession​ ​of​ ​fireworks​ ​or​ ​any​ ​explosive​ ​device​ ​on​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​is​ ​not​ ​permitted​ ​and​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in disciplinary​ ​action. 

Pod​ ​Door​ ​Security 

The​ ​Pod​ ​Doors​ ​at​ ​the​ ​A,​ ​B​ ​and​ ​C​ ​dorms​ ​are​ ​the​ ​central​ ​entry​ ​for​ ​those​ ​residence​ ​halls.​ ​It​ ​is imperative​ ​to​ ​the​ ​safety​ ​and​ ​security​ ​of​ ​the​ ​pod​ ​residents​ ​that​ ​doors​ ​remain​ ​firmly​ ​closed​ ​to assure​ ​the​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​building​ ​occupants.​ ​Doors​ ​left​ ​propped​ ​open​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​discipline. Please​ ​be​ ​considerate​ ​of​ ​your​ ​pod​ ​mates​ ​and​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​doors​ ​remain​ ​closed.

EMERGENCY​ ​PROCEDURES

FIRE​ ​EVACUATION​ ​PROCEDURES 

Fire​ ​Safety​ ​Awareness 

An​ ​evacuation​ ​plan​ ​is​ ​posted​ ​at​ ​fire​ ​extinguisher​ ​boxes​ ​and​ ​on​ ​each​ ​floor.​ ​Know​ ​where​ ​your​ ​exits are​ ​located.​ ​The​ ​following​ ​are​ ​some​ ​helpful​ ​tips​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​your​ ​room​ ​safe​ ​from​ ​risk​ ​of​ ​fire: 

•​ ​​Do​ ​not​ ​overload​ ​your​ ​electrical​ ​outlet.

•​ ​​Turn​ ​off​ ​heat​ ​bearing​ ​appliances​ ​(e.g.​ ​irons,​ ​curling​ ​irons,​ ​etc.).​ ​Keep​ ​room​ ​exits​ ​and windows​ ​clear.

•​ ​​Microwaves​ ​and​ ​refrigerators​ ​must​ ​be​ ​plugged​ ​directly​ ​into​ ​the​ ​outlet.​ ​Other​ ​electrical items​ ​should​ ​be​ ​plugged​ ​into​ ​a​ ​power​ ​strip​ ​with​ ​a​ ​surge​ ​protector

•​ ​​The​ ​use​ ​of​ ​candles,​ ​incense,​ ​oil​ ​or​ ​halogen​ ​lamps,​ ​etc.,​ ​is​ ​strictly​ ​prohibited.

•​ ​​Toaster/broiler​ ​ovens,​ ​grills,​ ​bottled​ ​gas​ ​appliances​ ​or​ ​flammable​ ​liquids​ ​are​ ​strictly prohibited​ ​in​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​halls.

•​ ​​If​ ​you​ ​see​ ​defective​ ​equipment​ ​or​ ​someone​ ​tampering​ ​with​ ​equipment,​ ​call​ ​918-781-7200.

Bacone​ ​College​ ​takes​ ​every​ ​precaution​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​fires​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Residence​ ​Halls.​ ​Take​ ​the following​ ​steps​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​your​ ​safety​ ​if​ ​you​ ​hear​ ​the​ ​alarm​ ​or​ ​see​ ​a​ ​fire.​ ​a)​ ​remain​ ​calm​ ​b)​ ​act fast,​ ​but​ ​do​ ​not​ ​panic!​ ​c)​ ​In​ ​case​ ​of​ ​fire,​ ​place​ ​your​ ​hand​ ​on​ ​your​ ​room​ ​door​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​the following:

1.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​door​ ​is​ ​hot​ ​or​ ​if​ ​smoke​ ​is​ ​seeping​ ​in:

​Immediately​ ​call​ ​911.​ ​​Do​ ​not​ ​open​ ​the​ ​door.​ ​Stay​ ​in​ ​your​ ​room.​ ​Let​ ​someone​ ​know​ ​you​ ​are​ ​there​ ​by opening your​ ​window​ ​just​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​hang​ ​a​ ​sheet​ ​out.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​signal​ ​to​ ​those​ ​outside​ ​that someone​ ​is​ ​in​ ​the​ ​room​ ​and​ ​needs​ ​help. 

•​ ​​Wedge​ ​a​ ​cloth​ ​or​ ​towel​ ​under​ ​the​ ​door.​ ​If​ ​water​ ​is​ ​available,​ ​soak​ ​the​ ​towels​ ​before placing​ ​them​ ​under​ ​the​ ​door.

•​ ​​Make​ ​a​ ​tent​ ​for​ ​yourself​ ​with​ ​the​ ​sheet​ ​in​ ​the​ ​window​ ​or​ ​cover​ ​your​ ​face​ ​with​ ​a​ ​wet cloth​ ​to​ ​avoid​ ​inhalation​ ​of​ ​smoke.​ ​Wait​ ​until​ ​you​ ​are​ ​rescued,​ ​especially​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​on the​ ​second​ ​or​ ​third​ ​floor.

2.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​door​ ​is​ ​cool:

•​ ​​Open​ ​the​ ​door​ ​slightly,​ ​but​ ​be​ ​ready​ ​to​ ​close​ ​it​ ​if​ ​you​ ​find​ ​smoke​ ​or​ ​flames​ ​in​ ​the corridor.​ ​Leave​ ​only​ ​if​ ​the​ ​corridor​ ​is​ ​free​ ​from​ ​smoke​ ​or​ ​flames.

•​ ​​If​ ​there​ ​is​ ​no​ ​smoke,​ ​take​ ​your​ ​room​ ​key​ ​and​ ​walk​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit.

•​ ​​If​ ​smoke​ ​is​ ​detected​ ​or​ ​if​ ​the​ ​corridor​ ​is​ ​dark,​ ​crawl​ ​to​ ​the​ ​exit,​ ​counting​ ​doors​ ​so​ ​you don’t​ ​get​ ​lost.

•​ ​​Close​ ​all​ ​doors​ ​behind​ ​you.

•​ ​​Turn​ ​back​ ​if​ ​you​ ​encounter​ ​heavy​ ​smoke.

•​ ​​Leave​ ​the​ ​building​ ​as​ ​quickly​ ​as​ ​possible,​ ​using​ ​the​ ​proper​ ​exits​ ​and​ ​meet​ ​at​ ​your ​​designated​ ​meeting​ ​area.

Conference​ ​Center

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single​ ​file​ ​line​ ​down​ ​the​ ​covered​ ​hallway​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit.​ ​DO​ ​NOT RUN!​ ​Proceed​ ​immediately​ ​to​ ​the​ ​parking​ ​area​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​Inn​ ​(facing​ ​Save-a-lot).​ ​Wait​ ​there until​ ​your​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​determines​ ​the​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​all​ ​residents​ ​or​ ​gives​ ​an​ ​all-clear​ ​signal. 

Posey​ ​Hall

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single​ ​file​ ​line​ ​down​ ​each​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​(one​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​is located​ ​on​ ​each​ ​floor.)​ ​Proceed​ ​quickly​ ​across​ ​the​ ​lawn​ ​north​ ​toward​ ​the​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym.​ ​DO​ ​NOT​ ​go across​ ​the​ ​access​ ​road​ ​to​ ​the​ ​campus.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​is​ ​not​ ​passable,​ ​proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​stairway​ ​in​ ​the center​ ​of​ ​the​ ​building​ ​and​ ​out​ ​the​ ​front​ ​doors.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​front​ ​of​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym​ ​football​ ​practice field. 

Walter​ ​Starr​ ​Hall 

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single​ ​file​ ​line​ ​down​ ​each​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit.​ ​Proceed quickly​ ​across​ ​the​ ​lawn​ ​north​ ​toward​ ​the​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym.​ ​DO​ ​NOT​ ​go​ ​across​ ​the​ ​access​ ​road​ ​to​ ​the campus.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​is​ ​not​ ​passable,​ ​proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​stairway​ ​in​ ​the​ ​center​ ​of​ ​the​ ​building​ ​and out​ ​the​ ​front​ ​doors.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​front​ ​of​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym​ ​football​ ​practice​ ​field. 

McCoy​ ​Hall 

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​in​ ​a​ ​single​ ​file​ ​line​ ​down​ ​each​ ​side​ ​of​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​fire​ ​exit.​ ​Proceed quickly​ ​out​ ​the​ ​front​ ​and​ ​the​ ​two​ ​side​ ​front​ ​doors​ ​and​ ​two​ ​side​ ​front​ ​doorways​ ​and​ ​go​ ​to​ ​the flagpole.​ ​DO​ ​NOT​ ​go​ ​across​ ​the​ ​access​ ​road​ ​in​ ​back​ ​of​ ​McCoy​ ​Hall.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​in​ ​the​ ​basement, go​ ​out​ ​the​ ​back​ ​door​ ​and​ ​proceed​ ​around​ ​the​ ​building​ ​toward​ ​the​ ​flagpole.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​fire​ ​exit​ ​is​ ​not passable​ ​use​ ​another​ ​exit. 

Pod​ ​style​ ​Apartments  

Walk​ ​quickly​ ​out​ ​of​ ​your​ ​apartment.​ ​Proceed​ ​quickly​ ​to​ ​the​ ​football​ ​practice​ ​field.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are unable​ ​to​ ​exit​ ​using​ ​the​ ​front​ ​door,​ ​crawl​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​window.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​on​ ​the​ ​second​ ​floor,​ ​do not​ ​jump​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​window.​ ​Instead,​ ​climb​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​window​ ​and​ ​hold​ ​onto​ ​the​ ​windowsill. 

Allow​ ​your​ ​body​ ​to​ ​hang​ ​as​ ​low​ ​as​ ​it​ ​can​ ​and​ ​then​ ​drop​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ground.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​football practice​ ​field. 

Your​ ​Housing​ ​Manager,​ ​Campus​ ​Police,​ ​and​ ​other​ ​emergency​ ​personnel​ ​will​ ​be​ ​helping​ ​to​ ​evacuate​ ​the buildings.​ ​Help​ ​them​ ​by​ ​reporting​ ​to​ ​your​ ​designated​ ​evacuation​ ​area​ ​quickly,​ ​so​ ​they​ ​can​ ​begin​ ​a​ ​head count.​ ​Report​ ​any​ ​missing​ ​persons. 

TORNADO​ ​SAFETY​ ​PROCEDURES 

The​ ​State​ ​of​ ​Oklahoma​ ​is​ ​well​ ​​known​ ​​for​ ​severe​ ​weather​ ​conditions​ ​and​ ​tornadoes.​ ​The​ ​months​ ​of April​ ​through​ ​October​ ​are​ ​known​ ​as​ ​“Tornado​ ​Season”.​ ​​“.​ ​​The​ ​City​ ​of​ ​Muskogee​ ​has​ ​implemented a​ ​Tornado​ ​Warning​ ​System​ ​by​ ​placing​ ​sirens​ ​around​ ​the​ ​city.​ ​In​ ​case​ ​of​ ​such​ ​an​ ​emergency​ ​you will​ ​hear​ ​these​ ​sirens​ ​signaling​ ​loudly​ ​and​ ​continuously.​ ​DO​ ​NOT​ ​wait,​ ​go​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​your nearest​ ​area​ ​designated​ ​for​ ​protection​. 

In​ ​case​ ​of​ ​a​ ​tornado​ ​or​ ​high​ ​wind​ ​warning,​ ​leave​ ​your​ ​room​ ​at​ ​once: 

Conference​ ​Center 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​immediately​ ​to​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​Dining​ ​Hall​ ​located​ ​within​ ​the interior​ ​of​ ​the​ ​building​ ​on​ ​the​ ​first​ ​floor.​ ​Sit​ ​on​ ​the​ ​floor,​ ​knees​ ​to​ ​chest,​ ​head​ ​down​ ​with​ ​pillow over​ ​your​ ​head. 

Posey​ ​Hall 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​first​ ​floor;​ ​sit​ ​along​ ​the​ ​first​ ​floor​ ​hallway​ ​walls,​ ​knees​ ​to your​ ​chest,​ ​head​ ​down,​ ​pillow​ ​over​ ​your​ ​head. 

McCoy​ ​Hall 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​basement​ ​and​ ​sit​ ​along​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​walls,​ ​knees​ ​to​ ​your chest,​ ​head​ ​down,​ ​and​ ​pillow​ ​over​ ​your​ ​head. 

Walter​ ​Starr​ ​Hall 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ground​ ​floor​ ​and​ ​sit​ ​along​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​walls,​ ​knees​ ​to your​ ​chest,​ ​head​ ​down,​ ​and​ ​pillow​ ​over​ ​your​ ​head. 

Pod​ ​Style​ ​Apartments 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Go​ ​immediately​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Warrior​ ​Gym.​ ​A​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​representative will​ ​direct​ ​you​ ​to​ ​either​ ​the​ ​locker​ ​room​ ​or​ ​restrooms.​ ​If​ ​there​ ​is​ ​not​ ​sufficient​ ​time​ ​to​ ​make​ ​it​ ​to the​ ​gym,​ ​go​ ​to​ ​a​ ​first​ ​floor​ ​apartment​ ​bathroom​ ​and​ ​shut​ ​the​ ​door​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​injury​ ​from​ ​flying glass​ ​or​ ​debris. 

Poloke​ ​Hall 

Take​ ​a​ ​pillow​ ​with​ ​you.​ ​Proceed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​ground​ ​floor​ ​and​ ​sit​ ​along​ ​the​ ​hallway​ ​walls,​ ​knees​ ​to your​ ​chest,​ ​head​ ​down,​ ​and​ ​pillow​ ​over​ ​your​ ​head. 

FIRE​ ​AND​ ​TORNADO​ ​DRILLS 

You​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​instructions​ ​on​ ​fire​ ​safety​ ​before​ ​drills​ ​are​ ​performed.​ ​In​ ​compliance​ ​with Oklahoma​ ​State​ ​fire​ ​laws​ ​and​ ​for​ ​your​ ​own​ ​safety,​ ​fire​ ​drills​ ​will​ ​be​ ​conducted​ ​each​ ​semester, unannounced.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​mandatory​ ​that​ ​all​ ​residents​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​a​ ​fire​ ​drill​ ​so​ ​you​ ​will​ ​be​ ​prepared in​ ​the​ ​event​ ​of​ ​a​ ​real​ ​fire.​ ​Fines​ ​will​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​for​ ​refusing​ ​to​ ​evacuate​ ​during​ ​a​ ​drill.​ ​You​ ​will find​ ​fire​ ​and​ ​tornado​ ​drill​ ​procedures​ ​posted​ ​in​ ​each​ ​wing​ ​and​ ​floor.​ ​The​ ​Residence​ ​Halls​ ​will also​ ​go​ ​over​ ​these​ ​procedures​ ​with​ ​you​ ​in​ ​a​ ​small​ ​group. 

It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​proven​ ​fact​ ​that​ ​those​ ​who​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​such​ ​drills​ ​will​ ​not​ ​react​ ​in​ ​a​ ​panic​ ​at​ ​the​ ​real threat​ ​of​ ​a​ ​fire​ ​or​ ​tornado.​ ​You​ ​will​ ​be​ ​helping​ ​save​ ​your​ ​own​ ​life​ ​and​ ​that​ ​of​ ​others​ ​by participating​ ​and​ ​learning​ ​what​ ​to​ ​do​ ​in​ ​case​ ​of​ ​a​ ​fire​ ​or​ ​tornado.

OTHER​ ​PERTINENT​ ​INFORMATION

Mailboxes 

All​ ​students​ ​have​ ​access​ ​to​ ​an​ ​assigned​ ​mailbox​ ​located​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​Center.​ ​No​ ​mail will​ ​be​ ​delivered​ ​to​ ​students​ ​other​ ​than​ ​through​ ​an​ ​assigned​ ​mailbox.​ ​Mail​ ​is​ ​delivered​ ​to​ ​the College​ ​Monday​ ​through​ ​Friday​ ​only.​ ​All​ ​mail​ ​must​ ​include​ ​the​ ​student's​ ​name​ ​and​ ​mailbox number. 

Lost​ ​mailbox​ ​keys,​ ​or​ ​keys​ ​not​ ​returned​ ​at​ ​semester​ ​end​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​a​ ​key​ ​charge​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student. Students​ ​housed​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Conference​ ​Center​ ​must​ ​also​ ​receive​ ​their​ ​mail​ ​as​ ​outlined​ ​above.​ ​Student mail​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​accepted​ ​at​ ​the​ ​front​ ​desk​ ​of​ ​the​ ​conference​ ​center. 

Maintenance​ ​Request​ ​Procedure 

•​ ​​Utilize​ ​the​ ​Help​ ​Desk​ ​button​ ​located​ ​on​ ​the​ ​home​ ​page​ ​of​ ​the​ ​college​ ​website​ ​to​ ​report routine​ ​repair​ ​requests:​ ​​www.bacone.edu​ ​​or​ ​send​ ​an​ ​email​ ​request​ ​to​ ​(non-emergency) housing@bacone.edu

•​ ​​Contact​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Customer​ ​Service​ ​Office.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​call​ ​or​ ​come​ ​to​ ​the​ ​service window​ ​from​ ​7​ ​a.m.​ ​to​ ​11:00​ ​p.m.

Please​ ​notify​ ​the​ ​Director​ ​of​ ​Housing​ ​immediately​ ​if​ ​the​ ​request​ ​has​ ​not​ ​been​ ​addressed promptly​ ​so​ ​follow-up​ ​can​ ​be​ ​made.

CAMPUS​ ​SAFETY 

MEDICAL​ ​TREATMENT 

If​ ​you​ ​experience​ ​illness​ ​or​ ​injury​ ​of​ ​an​ ​emergency​ ​nature​ ​call​ ​9-1-1.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​dialing​ ​from​ ​a campus​ ​phone​ ​you​ ​will​ ​need​ ​to​ ​dial​ ​9-9-1-1​ ​then​ ​call​ ​the​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​number​ ​918-781-7200,​ ​as soon​ ​as​ ​possible.​ ​Transportation​ ​to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​hospital​ ​may​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​by​ ​ambulance​ ​upon​ ​dispatch from​ ​9-1-1. 

It​ ​is​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​responsibility​ ​in​ ​every​ ​case​ ​to​ ​see​ ​that​ ​all​ ​his/her​ ​medical​ ​bills​ ​are​ ​paid, 

whether​ ​reimbursed​ ​by​ ​insurance​ ​coverage​ ​or​ ​not.​ ​Bills​ ​from​ ​doctors​ ​and​ ​hospitals​ ​are​ ​to​ ​be mailed​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student,​ ​who​ ​must​ ​arrange​ ​payment​ ​through​ ​his/her​ ​primary​ ​coverage.​ ​The College​ ​will​ ​have​ ​no​ ​responsibility​ ​for​ ​the​ ​consequences​ ​of​ ​a​ ​student’s​ ​failure​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​his/her financial​ ​obligations,​ ​including​ ​medical​ ​obligations,​ ​in​ ​a​ ​timely​ ​manner. 

Student​ ​illness​ ​insurance​ ​coverage​ ​information​ ​is​ ​available​ ​on​ ​the​ ​College's​ ​web​ ​site.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​the student's​ ​responsibility​ ​to​ ​access​ ​the​ ​web​ ​site​ ​and​ ​print​ ​student​ ​insurance​ ​certificates​ ​and​ ​other insurance​ ​information.​ ​Claim​ ​reporting​ ​forms​ ​may​ ​be​ ​found​ ​online​ ​at 

www.eiiastudent.org/bacone. 

In​ ​case​ ​of​ ​illness,​ ​the​ ​following​ ​facilities​ ​are​ ​available: 

Muskogee​ ​Regional​ ​Medical​ ​Center 

300​ ​Rockefeller​ ​Dr.,​ ​Muskogee,​ ​OK​ ​74401 

918-684-2151

W.W.​ ​Hastings​ ​Indian​ ​Hospital

Tahlequah,​ ​OK​ ​74464

918-458-3210

A​ ​HEALTHY​ ​AND​ ​SAFE​ ​CAMPUS

Bacone​ ​College​ ​is​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​providing​ ​a​ ​healthy​ ​and​ ​safe​ ​campus​ ​for​ ​students​ ​and​ ​staff.

Routine​ ​opportunities​ ​for​ ​participation​ ​in​ ​health​ ​education​ ​seminars​ ​and​ ​informational​ ​programs

are​ ​available​ ​each​ ​semester.

HOTLINE​ ​NUMBERS

Alcohol​ ​Abuse​ ​-​ ​AA​ ​24​ ​hour​ ​Hotline​ ​1-800-229-7708

National​ ​Substance​ ​Abuse​ ​Hotline​ ​1-880-662-4357

CDC​ ​National​ ​STD/AIDS​ ​Hotline​ ​(24​ ​hours)​ ​1-800-458-5231

RAINN​ ​(Rape​ ​Abuse​ ​Incest​ ​National​ ​Network)​ ​1-800-656-4673

Suicide​ ​Hotline​ ​–​ ​1-800-Suicide

PARKING

All​ ​vehicles​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​must​ ​be​ ​insured,​ ​properly​ ​registered​ ​with​ ​your​ ​state's​ ​motor​ ​vehicle department,​ ​and​ ​driven​ ​by​ ​a​ ​licensed​ ​driver.​ ​Be​ ​sure​ ​to​ ​have​ ​your​ ​insurance​ ​paperwork​ ​and license​ ​with​ ​you​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times​ ​while​ ​driving,​ ​and​ ​make​ ​sure​ ​your​ ​registrations​ ​are​ ​up​ ​to​ ​date.

Parking​ ​is​ ​free​ ​for​ ​currently​ ​enrolled​ ​students,​ ​but​ ​requires​ ​registration​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​College Housing​ ​Office.​ ​You​ ​may​ ​register​ ​for​ ​a​ ​parking​ ​decal​ ​or​ ​temporary​ ​pass​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office. Remember​ ​that​ ​without​ ​a​ ​decal​ ​and​ ​a​ ​decal​ ​that​ ​matches​ ​your​ ​vehicle​ ​fines,​ ​booting,​ ​or​ ​towing​ ​may occur.

Parking​ ​decals​ ​must​ ​be​ ​placed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​visible​ ​of​ ​the​ ​front​ ​windshield.​ ​Parking​ ​permits​ ​are​ ​required​ ​yearly, even​ ​if​ ​you​ ​are​ ​a​ ​returning​ ​student.​ ​You​ ​must​ ​register​ ​your​ ​vehicle​ ​yearly​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​updated insurance,​ ​registration,​ ​and​ ​driver's​ ​license​ ​information​ ​to​ ​be​ ​issued​ ​a​ ​parking​ ​decal.​ ​The​ ​college​ ​is​ ​not responsible​ ​for​ ​any​ ​damage​ ​incurred​ ​to​ ​a​ ​vehicle​ ​when​ ​parked​ ​on​ ​campus.

The​ ​following​ ​rules​ ​and​ ​regulations​ ​pertain​ ​to​ ​all​ ​vehicles​ ​on​ ​campus:

1.​ ​All​ ​vehicles​ ​must​ ​be​ ​properly​ ​registered​ ​and​ ​insured.

2.​ ​Failure​ ​to​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​state​ ​law,​ ​register​ ​or​ ​insure​ ​your​ ​vehicle​ ​will​ ​result​ ​in​ ​disciplinary​ ​action from​ ​the​ ​college​ ​or​ ​a​ ​municipal​ ​court​ ​citation​ ​by​ ​Campus​ ​Police.​ ​Other​ ​citations​ ​will​ ​be​ ​minor discipline​ ​in​ ​the​ ​College.

3.​ ​The​ ​speed​ ​limit​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​is​ ​20​ ​MPH​ ​and​ ​is​ ​strictly​ ​enforced.

4.​ ​Yellow​ ​painted​ ​curbs​ ​mean​ ​no​ ​parking​ ​is​ ​allowed​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time.

5.​ ​Any​ ​vehicle​ ​that​ ​blocks​ ​handicap​ ​parking,​ ​emergency​ ​access,​ ​sidewalks,​ ​and​ ​driveways,

will​ ​be​ ​fined​ ​and​ ​may​ ​be​ ​towed​ ​at​ ​the​ ​owners’​ ​expense.

6.​ ​No​ ​parking​ ​on​ ​the​ ​grass​ ​at​ ​anytime​ ​except​ ​areas​ ​designated​ ​for​ ​overflow​ ​parking.

7.​ ​No​ ​student​ ​parking​ ​in​ ​designated​ ​faculty​ ​parking​ ​lots.

8.​ ​There​ ​is​ ​no​ ​parking​ ​or​ ​standing​ ​along​ ​Old​ ​Bacone​ ​Road​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time.

9.​ ​Vehicles​ ​not​ ​parked​ ​in​ ​a​ ​designated​ ​parking​ ​area​ ​may​ ​be​ ​towed​ ​at​ ​owners'​ ​expense.

Parking​ ​regulation​ ​is​ ​enforced​ ​by​ ​citation,​ ​towing,​ ​and​ ​booting.

STUDENT​ ​IDENTIFICATION

All​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​students​ ​will​ ​be​ ​provided​ ​with​ ​a​ ​photo​ ​I.D.​ ​card​ ​upon​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​their enrollment.​ ​Your​ ​student​ ​I.D.​ ​card​ ​must​ ​be​ ​presented​ ​for​ ​the​ ​following: 

1.​ ​Library​ ​use

2.​ ​Meals​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Dining​ ​Hall​ ​and​ ​with​ ​specific​ ​off-campus​ ​vendors

3.​ ​Bookstore​ ​purchases

4.​ ​When​ ​asked​ ​by​ ​staff​ ​or​ ​Campus​ ​Police

Your​ ​card​ ​must​ ​be​ ​renewed​ ​yearly.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​misplace,​ ​damage,​ ​or​ ​lose​ ​your​ ​I.D.​ ​card,​ ​a​ ​$25 fee​ ​will​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​for​ ​a​ ​replacement​ ​card​.​ ​​This​ ​may​ ​be​ ​charged​ ​to​ ​your​ ​account​ ​when​ ​the replacement​ ​card​ ​is​ ​issued.​ ​The​ ​Housing​ ​office​ ​is​ ​responsible​ ​for​ ​the​ ​issuance​ ​of​ ​cards. 

PERSONAL​ ​SAFETY

Take​ ​a​ ​moment​ ​to​ ​program​ ​the​ ​non-emergency​ ​number​ ​for​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​into​ ​your​ ​phone;​ ​the number​ ​is​ ​(918)​ ​781-7200.​ ​Report​ ​all​ ​lost​ ​or​ ​stolen​ ​items,​ ​suspicious​ ​behavior​ ​or​ ​criminal activity​ ​immediately​ ​to​ ​Campus​ ​Police.

Keep​ ​your​ ​room​ ​or​ ​apartment​ ​locked​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times,​ ​including​ ​use​ ​of​ ​the​ ​deadbolt​ ​where​ ​available. Make​ ​sure​ ​that​ ​others​ ​don't​ ​“piggyback”​ ​on​ ​your​ ​entry​ ​into​ ​buildings,​ ​and​ ​do​ ​not​ ​allow unsupervised​ ​guests​ ​in​ ​dorms.​ ​Call​ ​campus​ ​police​ ​or​ ​your​ ​Residential​ ​Advisor​ ​when​ ​you​ ​do​ ​not recognize​ ​them​ ​in​ ​your​ ​dorm.

Personal​ ​possessions​ ​are​ ​the​ ​student’s​ ​responsibility​ ​and​ ​appropriate​ ​steps​ ​should​ ​be​ ​taken​ ​to protect​ ​them.​ ​Look​ ​into​ ​insurance​ ​policies​ ​for​ ​valuables,​ ​and​ ​mark​ ​items​ ​in​ ​several​ ​conspicuous areas​ ​with​ ​an​ ​electric​ ​engraver.​ ​We​ ​also​ ​highly​ ​recommend​ ​to​ ​register​ ​your​ ​electronics​ ​online​ ​with​ ​the vendor​ ​from​ ​whom​ ​you​ ​purchased​ ​it​ ​from.​ ​You​ ​can​ ​also​ ​register​ ​your​ ​belongings​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Campus Police​ ​Department.Try​ ​a​ ​unique​ ​identifier​ ​like​ ​your​ ​driver's​ ​license​ ​number​ ​(never your​ ​Social​ ​Security​ ​number!).​ ​Cable​ ​locks​ ​are​ ​an​ ​inexpensive​ ​way​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​theft​ ​of​ ​laptops, desktop​ ​computers,​ ​video​ ​game​ ​systems,​ ​and​ ​televisions.

Fire​ ​Code​ ​stipulates​ ​that​ ​floor​ ​doors​ ​must​ ​remain​ ​closed​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​state​ ​law to​ ​prop​ ​open​ ​exterior​ ​doors​ ​and​ ​fire​ ​escapes.​ ​Use​ ​of​ ​fire​ ​escapes,​ ​except​ ​under​ ​emergency conditions,​ ​is​ ​prohibited.​ ​Entry​ ​through​ ​windows​ ​is​ ​prohibited.

Some​ ​personal​ ​safety​ ​tips​ ​to​ ​consider​ ​are:

1.​ ​Never​ ​leave​ ​your​ ​car​ ​unattended/unlocked​ ​if​ ​you​ ​have​ ​your​ ​belongings​ ​in​ ​it.

2.​ ​Avoid​ ​walking​ ​alone.​ ​Travel​ ​in​ ​pairs​ ​or​ ​groups,​ ​especially​ ​at​ ​night.

3.​ ​Walk​ ​on​ ​well-lit​ ​paths.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​lights​ ​are​ ​out​ ​on​ ​one​ ​path,​ ​use​ ​another.​ ​Avoid​ ​taking shortcuts​ ​through​ ​dark​ ​or​ ​deserted​ ​places.

4.​ ​Never​ ​allow​ ​an​ ​unknown​ ​person​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​behind​ ​you​ ​when​ ​unlocking the​ ​door.

5.​ ​Before​ ​leaving​ ​or​ ​entering​ ​your​ ​car,​ ​check​ ​the​ ​area​ ​and​ ​the​ ​interior​ ​for​ ​potential​ ​danger.

6.​ ​Park​ ​in​ ​well-lit​ ​areas​ ​and​ ​never​ ​leave​ ​your​ ​keys​ ​in​ ​your​ ​car,​ ​even​ ​for​ ​a​ ​few​ ​minutes.

7.​ ​Report​ ​unlit​ ​areas​ ​or​ ​broken​ ​security​ ​lights​ ​and​ ​all​ ​incidents​ ​that​ ​you​ ​consider​ ​to​ ​be safety​ ​related​ ​to​ ​Campus​ ​Police.

8.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​think​ ​you​ ​are​ ​being​ ​followed,​ ​go​ ​to​ ​a​ ​populated​ ​place​ ​and​ ​notify​ ​the​ ​Campus Police.

9.​ ​Keep​ ​your​ ​room​ ​door​ ​locked​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times.

10.​ ​Carry​ ​your​ ​room​ ​key​ ​and​ ​student​ ​ID.​ ​Show​ ​your​ ​ID​ ​as​ ​requested​ ​by​ ​College​ ​officials.

11.​ ​Report​ ​lost​ ​keys​ ​to​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​and​ ​Housing​ ​immediately.

12.​ ​Register​ ​a​ ​contact​ ​person​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Housing​ ​Office.

13.​ ​Keep​ ​your​ ​money​ ​in​ ​a​ ​bank​ ​account;​ ​carry​ ​as​ ​little​ ​cash​ ​as​ ​possible​ ​with​ ​you.

14.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​going​ ​to​ ​be​ ​away,​ ​even​ ​for​ ​one​ ​day,​ ​check​ ​out​ ​with​ ​your​ ​Housing​ ​Manager​ ​and let​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​know. 

CAMPUS​ ​CLOSING​ ​HOURS 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​Campus​ ​is​ ​closed​ ​to​ ​all​ ​visitors​ ​at​ ​midnight​ ​every​ ​night​ ​except​ ​the​ ​weekends.​ ​Visitors on​ ​campus​ ​after​ ​closing​ ​will​ ​be​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​leave.​ ​If​ ​a​ ​visitor​ ​refuses​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​he/she​ ​may​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to arrest​ ​or​ ​banned​ ​from​ ​campus. 

Because​ ​we​ ​are​ ​an​ ​educational​ ​institution,​ ​and​ ​care​ ​about​ ​your​ ​well​ ​being,​ ​we​ ​prefer​ ​you​ ​to​ ​be inside​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​after​ ​campus​ ​is​ ​closed.​ ​Resident​ ​students​ ​may​ ​come​ ​on​ ​and​ ​off​ ​campus as​ ​they​ ​wish.​ ​However,​ ​students​ ​roaming​ ​around​ ​campus​ ​after​ ​curfew​ ​will​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discpline​ ​from the​ ​College. 

The​ ​following​ ​rules​ ​are​ ​also​ ​in​ ​force: 

1.​ ​Visitors​ ​are​ ​not​ ​allowed​ ​after​ ​midnight,​ ​even​ ​if​ ​accompanied​ ​by​ ​a​ ​student.​ ​Visitors​ ​will​ ​be instructed​ ​to​ ​leave​ ​immediately​ ​or​ ​face​ ​arrest​ ​for​ ​trespassing.

2.​ ​All​ ​persons​ ​must​ ​show​ ​identification​ ​(students​ ​must​ ​provide​ ​student​ ​ID)​ ​when​ ​asked​ ​by

law​ ​enforcement​ ​or​ ​a​ ​staff​ ​official.

Note:​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​Officers,​ ​Deputies​ ​and​ ​Staff​ ​have​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​instruct​ ​resident​ ​students​ ​to go​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​residence​ ​hall​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​the​ ​peace​ ​or​ ​if​ ​they​ ​determine​ ​potential​ ​danger​ ​or problems​ ​may​ ​exist.

DRUG​ ​FREE​ ​POLICY

The​ ​College​ ​has​ ​established​ ​a​ ​drug-free​ ​policy​ ​that​ ​includes​ ​drug​ ​and​ ​alcohol​ ​testing.​ ​The purpose​ ​of​ ​testing​ ​is​ ​to​ ​determine​ ​whether​ ​the​ ​body​ ​system​ ​contains​ ​a​ ​detectable​ ​amount​ ​of illegal​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​alcohol.

Students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​convicted​ ​of​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​criminal​ ​law​ ​involving​ ​drugs,​ ​including​ ​a​ ​plea​ ​of​ ​no contest,​ ​are​ ​not​ ​eligible​ ​to​ ​receive​ ​Federal​ ​Financial​ ​Aid​ ​(Title​ ​IV​ ​funding).​ ​Students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​in violation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​drug-free​ ​policy​ ​may​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​expulsion. The​ ​presence​ ​of​ ​such​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​alcohol,​ ​if​ ​detected​ ​and​ ​verified​ ​at​ ​or​ ​in​ ​excess​ ​of​ ​the​ ​prohibited levels,​ ​will​ ​be​ ​grounds​ ​for​ ​discipline.​ ​A​ ​student's​ ​failure​ ​to​ ​properly​ ​execute​ ​and​ ​fully​ ​comply with​ ​the​ ​terms,​ ​conditions,​ ​and​ ​obligations​ ​of​ ​our​ ​policy​ ​will​ ​automatically​ ​result in​ ​disciplinary​ ​sanctions.

1.​ ​All​ ​students​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​random​ ​testing​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time.

2.​ ​All​ ​athletes​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​testing​ ​as​ ​required​ ​by​ ​league​ ​and​ ​NAIA​ ​rules.

All​ ​students​ ​are​ ​required​ ​as​ ​a​ ​condition​ ​of​ ​status​ ​as​ ​a​ ​student,​ ​to​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​the​ ​following requirements:

1.​ ​Voluntary,​ ​written,​ ​continuing​ ​consent​ ​(as​ ​required​ ​by​ ​the​ ​College)​ ​authorizing​ ​the collection​ ​of​ ​blood​ ​and/or​ ​urine​ ​specimen(s)​ ​from​ ​the​ ​student​ ​for​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of

performing​ ​urinalysis​ ​and/or​ ​blood​ ​testing​ ​to​ ​detect​ ​specified​ ​levels​ ​of​ ​drugs​ ​and​ ​alcohol;

2.​ ​Voluntary,​ ​written​ ​consent​ ​to​ ​authorize​ ​the​ ​release​ ​of​ ​the​ ​testing​ ​conclusions​ ​to​ ​the College;

3.​ ​Providing​ ​samples​ ​as​ ​and​ ​when​ ​required​ ​in​ ​conformance​ ​with​ ​this​ ​Policy;​ ​and

4.​ ​Performing​ ​the​ ​other​ ​duties​ ​stated​ ​in​ ​this​ ​Policy.

The​ ​College​ ​prohibits​ ​the​ ​following​ ​conduct​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times​ ​on​ ​or​ ​off​ ​College​ ​premises​ ​by​ ​students:

1.​ ​Distributing,​ ​dispensing,​ ​manufacturing,​ ​possessing,​ ​selling,​ ​transferring,​ ​obtaining​ ​or using​ ​illegal​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​controlled​ ​substances​ ​or​ ​drug​ ​paraphernalia​ ​are​ ​prohibited​ ​at​ ​all times.

2.​ ​Abuse​ ​of​ ​legal​ ​(“Prescribed”)​ ​drugs​ ​including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​distributing,​ ​dispensing, obtaining​ ​or​ ​selling​ ​prescription​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​abusing​ ​legal​ ​drugs​ ​in​ ​any​ ​manner​ ​contrary​ ​to the​ ​specified​ ​restrictions​ ​imposed​ ​by​ ​valid​ ​prescription.

3.​ ​Drunkenness,​ ​public​ ​intoxication,​ ​and​ ​underage​ ​consumption​ ​of​ ​alcohol.

Any​ ​person​ ​who​ ​has​ ​any​ ​knowledge​ ​of​ ​any​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​any​ ​part​ ​of​ ​this​ ​Policy​ ​is​ ​required​ ​to immediately​ ​and​ ​fully​ ​report​ ​the​ ​matter​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​918-781-7200. 

Failure​ ​to​ ​report​ ​a​ ​known​ ​or​ ​suspected​ ​violation​ ​constitutes​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​this​ ​Policy​ ​and​ ​will subject​ ​the​ ​student​ ​to​ ​disciplinary​ ​action. 

A​ ​student​ ​whose​ ​alcohol​ ​or​ ​drug​ ​test​ ​is​ ​confirmed​ ​positive,​ ​or​ ​who​ ​otherwise​ ​violates​ ​this​ ​Policy, is​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​discipline​ ​as​ ​follows: 

1.​ ​Confirmed​ ​positive​ ​test​ ​results​ ​for​ ​illegal​ ​drugs​ ​or​ ​substances​ ​in​ ​excess​ ​of​ ​established

limits:​ ​​ ​Referral​ ​for​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​expulsion​ ​and/or​ ​arrest.

2.​ ​Referral​ ​for​ ​discipline.

Other​ ​violations​ ​of​ ​law​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​referral​ ​for​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​expulsion​ ​and/or​ ​arrest. 

9.1. Harassment and Code Violations

HARASSMENT​ ​POLICY

Bacone​ ​College​ ​does​ ​not​ ​condone​ ​and​ ​will​ ​not​ ​tolerate​ ​any​ ​behavior,​ ​verbal​ ​or​ ​physical,​ ​by members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​faculty,​ ​administration,​ ​staff​ ​or​ ​student​ ​body,​ ​that​ ​is: 

1.​ ​unwelcome,​ ​unsolicited,​ ​or​ ​uninvited;

2.​ ​is​ ​regarded​ ​by​ ​the​ ​recipient​ ​as​ ​undesirable​ ​or​ ​offensive;

3.​ ​is​ ​directed​ ​or​ ​related​ ​to​ ​an​ ​individuals​ ​race,​ ​color,​ ​religion,​ ​ancestry,​ ​national​ ​origin, gender,​ ​marital​ ​status,​ ​sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​age,​ ​disability,​ ​veteran​ ​status,​ ​or​ ​any classification​ ​protected​ ​by​ ​law​ ​and;

4.​ ​implicitly​ ​or​ ​explicitly​ ​suggests​ ​that​ ​submission​ ​to​ ​or​ ​rejection​ ​of​ ​the​ ​conduct​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a factor​ ​in​ ​academic​ ​or​ ​employment​ ​decisions,​ ​evaluations,​ ​or​ ​permission​ ​to​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​a school​ ​activity​ ​or;

5.​ ​is​ ​offensive​ ​to​ ​a​ ​reasonable​ ​person​ ​under​ ​the​ ​circumstances​ ​in​ ​question​ ​and​ ​if​ ​not corrected,​ ​would​ ​interfere​ ​with​ ​an​ ​individual's​ ​academic​ ​or​ ​work​ ​performance​ ​or​ ​create​ ​or substantially​ ​contribute​ ​to​ ​an​ ​intimidating​ ​or​ ​hostile​ ​work,​ ​academic,​ ​or​ ​student​ ​living environment.

In​ ​determining​ ​whether​ ​the​ ​alleged​ ​conduct​ ​constitutes​ ​discrimination​ ​or​ ​harassment​ ​under​ ​this policy,​ ​consideration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​incident​ ​will​ ​include​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​the​ ​totality​ ​of​ ​the circumstances,​ ​the​ ​context​ ​in​ ​which​ ​the​ ​alleged​ ​incident(s)​ ​occurred,​ ​the​ ​relationship​ ​of​ ​the parties,​ ​whether​ ​the​ ​alleged​ ​offending​ ​party​ ​was​ ​asked​ ​to​ ​cease​ ​the​ ​offending​ ​conduct​ ​and principles​ ​of​ ​academic​ ​freedom.

Examples​ ​of​ ​types​ ​of​ ​harassment​ ​prohibited​ ​by​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​include:

a)​ ​Verbal​ ​harassment,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​harassing​ ​phone​ ​calls,​ ​jokes,​ ​slurs,​ ​epithets,​ ​anecdotes,​ ​or other​ ​derogatory​ ​statements​ ​directed​ ​to​ ​an​ ​individual​ ​or​ ​group​ ​of​ ​individuals’​ ​race,​ ​color, religion,​ ​ancestry,​ ​national​ ​origin,​ ​gender,​ ​marital​ ​status,​ ​sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​age, disability,​ ​veteran​ ​status​ ​or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​classification​ ​protected​ ​by​ ​law​ ​other​ ​than​ ​in​ ​an appropriate​ ​academic​ ​study​ ​of​ ​such​ ​activity;​ ​or

b)​ ​Visual,​ ​through​ ​the​ ​use​ ​of​ ​writings,​ ​graffiti,​ ​e-mail,​ ​texting,​ ​social​ ​network​ ​media, posters,​ ​objects,​ ​or​ ​symbols​ ​that​ ​ridicule​ ​or​ ​demean​ ​an​ ​individual​ ​or​ ​group​ ​of​ ​individuals’ race,​ ​color,​ ​religion,​ ​ancestry,​ ​national​ ​origin,​ ​gender,​ ​marital​ ​status,​ ​sexual​ ​orientation, age,​ ​disability,​ ​veteran​ ​status​ ​or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​classification​ ​protected​ ​by​ ​law​ ​other​ ​than​ ​in​ ​an appropriate​ ​academic​ ​study​ ​of​ ​such​ ​material;​ ​or

c)​ ​Unwanted​ ​touching,​ ​stalking,​ ​or​ ​impeding​ ​an​ ​individual's​ ​free​ ​movement​ ​on​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​of​ ​a protected​ ​characteristic.

This​ ​policy​ ​applies​ ​to​ ​all​ ​members​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​campus​ ​community,​ ​including students.

The​ ​policy​ ​applies​ ​during:

a)​ ​On-campus​ ​activities.​ ​This​ ​policy​ ​applies​ ​to​ ​all​ ​on​ ​campus​ ​activities,​ ​Academic​ ​Centers, or​ ​any​ ​other​ ​College​ ​facility. 

b)​ ​Off-campus​ ​activities.​ ​This​ ​policy​ ​also​ ​applies​ ​to​ ​"off​ ​campus"​ ​activities​ ​that​ ​are​ ​College related.​ ​Examples​ ​of​ ​activities​ ​that​ ​normally​ ​would​ ​fall​ ​into​ ​this​ ​category​ ​are: 

•​ ​​For​ ​all​ ​persons​ ​(College​ ​administrators,​ ​faculty,​ ​staff,​ ​and​ ​students):

•​ ​​Off-campus​ ​activities​ ​that​ ​are​ ​sponsored​ ​by​ ​or​ ​associated​ ​with​ ​the​ ​College;​ ​or

•​ ​​Off-campus​ ​activities​ ​that​ ​derive​ ​from​ ​class​ ​assignments​ ​or​ ​for​ ​which​ ​credit​ ​may

be​ ​received.

•​ ​​Off-campus​ ​activities​ ​that​ ​involve​ ​students.

To​ ​the​ ​extent​ ​possible,​ ​the​ ​College​ ​will​ ​make​ ​a​ ​reasonable​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​conduct​ ​all​ ​proceedings

related​ ​to​ ​harassment​ ​allegations​ ​in​ ​a​ ​manner​ ​that​ ​will​ ​protect​ ​the​ ​confidentiality​ ​and​ ​privacy interests​ ​of​ ​all​ ​parties.​ ​Examples​ ​of​ ​situations​ ​where​ ​confidentiality​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​maintained​ ​include circumstances​ ​when​ ​the​ ​College​ ​is​ ​required​ ​by​ ​law​ ​to​ ​disclose​ ​information​ ​and​ ​when​ ​disclosure

is​ ​warranted​ ​by​ ​the​ ​College​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​the​ ​rights​ ​of​ ​others.​ ​In​ ​addition​ ​to​ ​these​ ​efforts,​ ​all parties​ ​to​ ​the​ ​alleged​ ​complaint​ ​should​ ​treat​ ​the​ ​matter​ ​under​ ​investigation​ ​with​ ​discretion​ ​and respect​ ​for​ ​the​ ​reputation​ ​of​ ​all​ ​parties​ ​involved.​ ​Confidential​ ​reporting​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​made​ ​through the​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​at​ ​918-781-7200

To​ ​Initiate​ ​a​ ​grievance​ ​of​ ​harassment​ ​students​ ​can​ ​inform​ ​in​ ​person​ ​to​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​police (​ampuspolice@bacone.edu​)​ ​or​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​of​ ​Student​ ​Affairs​.

Campus​ ​Police​ ​are​ ​headquartered​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Conference​ ​Center​ ​room​ ​101.​ ​The Vice​ ​President​ ​of​ ​Student​ ​Affair's​ ​Office​ ​is​ ​located​ ​inside​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Center​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​Suite. The​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​will​ ​investigate​ ​all​ ​grievances​ ​that​ ​are​ ​filed​ ​and​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​both​ ​parties​ ​involved have​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​present​ ​witnesses​ ​and​ ​evidence​ ​as​ ​necessary.

Harassment​ ​Complaints​ ​must​ ​be​ ​filed​ ​no​ ​later​ ​than​ ​six​ ​weeks​ ​after​ ​the​ ​most​ ​recent​ ​incident​ ​occurred. Investigations​ ​into​ ​Harassment​ ​cases​ ​will​ ​begin​ ​as​ ​soon​ ​as​ ​the​ ​allegations​ ​are​ ​filed.​ ​Please​ ​allow​ ​up​ ​​ ​to fifteen​ ​business​ ​days​ ​for​ ​the​ ​case​ ​to​ ​be​ ​resolved.

Written​ ​notice​ ​form​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Student​ ​Affairs​ ​will​ ​be​ ​sent​ ​to​ ​all​ ​parties​ ​involved​ ​once​ ​the​ ​case​ ​has been​ ​closed.

The​ ​College​ ​will​ ​take​ ​all​ ​necessary​ ​steps​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​there​ ​is​ ​not​ ​a​ ​repeat​ ​offense​ ​of​ ​the​ ​harassment. Including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to,​ ​Campus​ ​restraining​ ​orders,​ ​campus​ ​ban​ ​orders,​ ​suspensions/expulsions, etc...

RESTATEMENT​ ​OF​ ​CLERY​ ​ACT​ ​POLICIES​ ​AND​ ​PROCEDURES

The​ ​following​ ​information​ ​is​ ​available​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Annual​ ​Clery​ ​Act​ ​Disclosures​ ​and​ ​is​ ​reproduced below.

Please​ ​visit​ ​​http://www.bacone.edu​ ​​and​ ​download​ ​the​ ​most​ ​recent​ ​copy​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Disclosures.

If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​a​ ​victim​ ​of​ ​a​ ​sexual​ ​assault​ ​at​ ​this​ ​institution,​ ​your​ ​first​ ​priority​ ​should​ ​be​ ​to​ ​get​ ​to​ ​a​ ​place​ ​of  safety​ ​and​ ​​call​ ​911​. 

You​ ​should​ ​then​ ​obtain​ ​necessary​ ​medical​ ​treatment​ ​and​ ​report​ ​the​ ​incident​ ​in​ ​a​ ​timely​ ​manner.​ ​Time​ ​is​ ​a  critical​ ​factor​ ​for​ ​evidence​ ​collection​ ​and​ ​preservation.​ ​An​ ​assault​ ​should​ ​be​ ​reported​ ​directly​ ​to​ ​a​ ​law  enforcement​ ​officer,​ ​and​ ​college​ ​officials​ ​will​ ​facilitate​ ​this​ ​process.​ ​Filing​ ​a​ ​police​ ​report​ ​will​ ​not​ ​obligate  the​ ​victim​ ​to​ ​prosecute,​ ​nor​ ​will​ ​it​ ​subject​ ​the​ ​victim​ ​to​ ​scrutiny​ ​or​ ​judgmental​ ​opinions​ ​from​ ​officers.​ ​Filing  a​ ​police​ ​report​ ​will​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​a​ ​victim​ ​of​ ​sexual​ ​assault​ ​receives​ ​the​ ​necessary​ ​medical​ ​treatment​ ​and  tests,​ ​at​ ​no​ ​expense​ ​to​ ​the​ ​victim​ ​to​ ​the​ ​extent​ ​provided​ ​for​ ​by​ ​Oklahoma​ ​state​ ​law,​ ​and​ ​provide​ ​the  opportunity​ ​for​ ​collection​ ​of​ ​evidence​ ​helpful​ ​in​ ​prosecution,​ ​which​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​obtained​ ​later. 

A​ ​victim​ ​of​ ​sexual​ ​assault​ ​should​ ​not​ ​wash,​ ​douche,​ ​use​ ​the​ ​toilet,​ ​or​ ​change​ ​clothing​ ​prior​ ​to reporting​ ​the​ ​sexual​ ​assault​ ​and​ ​undertaking​ ​an​ ​examination.​ ​Law​ ​enforcement​ ​officers​ ​will​ ​facilitate  access​ ​to​ ​confidential​ ​counseling​ ​from​ ​counselors​ ​specifically​ ​trained​ ​in​ ​the​ ​area​ ​of​ ​sexual​ ​assault​ ​crisis  intervention. 

When​ ​a​ ​sexual​ ​assault​ ​victim​ ​contacts​ ​a​ ​law​ ​enforcement​ ​officer,​ ​investigators​ ​from​ ​the​ ​agency​ ​having  jurisdiction​ ​will​ ​be​ ​notified.​ ​A​ ​representative​ ​for​ ​the​ ​college​ ​will​ ​also​ ​be​ ​notified​ ​and​ ​guide​ ​the​ ​victim  through​ ​the​ ​available​ ​options​ ​and​ ​support​ ​the​ ​victim​ ​in​ ​his​ ​or​ ​her​ ​decision. 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​does​ ​not​ ​offer​ ​counseling​ ​options,​ ​but​ ​law​ ​enforcement​ ​officials​ ​and​ ​college representatives​ ​are​ ​available​ ​to​ ​facilitate​ ​access​ ​to​ ​support​ ​services,​ ​which​ ​may​ ​be​ ​obtained​ ​through​ ​the Oklahoma​ ​Coalition​ ​Against​ ​Domestic​ ​Violence​ ​&​ ​Sexual​ ​Assault.​ ​Several​ ​service​ ​organizations​ ​in Oklahoma​ ​have​ ​provided​ ​telephone​ ​numbers​ ​and​ ​made​ ​available​ ​other​ ​services​ ​for​ ​students,​ ​faculty,​ ​staff and​ ​campus​ ​community​ ​members. 

The​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​Department​ ​will​ ​assist​ ​any​ ​interested​ ​person​ ​in​ ​contacting​ ​these agencies. 

IF​ ​YOU​ ​ARE​ ​A​ ​VICTIM​ ​OR​ ​WITNESS​ ​​CALL​ ​911​ ​IMMEDIATELY​ ​​AFTER​ ​A​ ​SEX​ ​OFFENSE​ ​OCCURS 

Campus​ ​Police​ ​→​ ​1-918-781-7200 

Oklahoma​ ​Safeline​ ​→​ ​1-800-522-7233​ ​(SAFE) 

Oklahoma​ ​Safeline​ ​-​ ​Oklahoma​ ​City​ ​Metro​ ​Area​ ​→​ ​405-522-7233​ ​(SAFE) 

National​ ​Domestic​ ​Violence​ ​Hotline​ ​→​ ​1-800-799-7233​ ​(SAFE) 

Rape,​ ​Abuse​ ​&​ ​Incest​ ​National​ ​Network​ ​Hotline​ ​→​ ​1-800-656-4673​ ​(HOPE) 

Communication​ ​Services​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Deaf​ ​(TTY)​ ​→​ ​1-800-252-1017​ ​(TTY) 

Communication​ ​Services​ ​for​ ​the​ ​Deaf​ ​(Voice)​ ​→​ ​1-866-845-7445​ ​(Voice) 

Oklahoma​ ​Coalition​ ​Against​ ​Domestic​ ​Violence​ ​&​ ​Sexual​ ​Assault​ ​→​ ​405-524-0700​ ​(M-F/9-5) 

The​ ​institution​ ​will​ ​change​ ​a​ ​victim’s​ ​academic​ ​and​ ​living​ ​situations​ ​after​ ​an​ ​alleged​ ​sex​ ​offense,​ ​if​ ​those 

changes​ ​are​ ​requested​ ​by​ ​the​ ​victim​ ​and​ ​are​ ​reasonably​ ​available.​ ​The​ ​accuser​ ​and​ ​the​ ​accused​ ​are​ ​entitled 

to​ ​the​ ​same​ ​benefits​ ​under​ ​the​ ​law. 

Compliance​ ​with​ ​this​ ​policy​ ​does​ ​not​ ​constitute​ ​a​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Family​ ​Educational​ ​Rights​ ​and​ ​Privacy 

Act​ ​(FERPA).​ ​For​ ​the​ ​purpose​ ​of​ ​this​ ​policy,​ ​the​ ​outcome​ ​of​ ​a​ ​disciplinary​ ​proceeding​ ​means​ ​only​ ​the 

institution’s​ ​final​ ​determination​ ​with​ ​respect​ ​to​ ​the​ ​alleged​ ​sex​ ​offense​ ​and​ ​any​ ​sanction​ ​that​ ​is​ ​imposed 

against​ ​the​ ​accused.​ ​A​ ​student​ ​in​ ​violation​ ​of​ ​the​ ​sexual​ ​misconduct​ ​policy​ ​will​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​criminally​ ​proceedings​ ​in​ ​the  ​ ​courts​ ​and​ ​will​ ​be​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​expulsion​ ​proceedings.

CRIMINAL​ ​VIOLATIONS 

Criminal​ ​violations​ ​may​ ​be​ ​reported​ ​by​ ​calling​ ​911,​ ​by​ ​calling​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​at​ ​(918)​ ​781- 7200,​ ​or​ ​in​ ​person​ ​to​ ​an​ ​officer. 

Bacone​ ​College​ ​has​ ​its​ ​own​ ​campus​ ​police​ ​department,​ ​which​ ​has​ ​the​ ​same​ ​authority​ ​and​ ​arrest powers​ ​as​ ​a​ ​municipal​ ​police​ ​department.​ ​Each​ ​officer​ ​is​ ​duly​ ​sworn​ ​and​ ​commissioned​ ​in accordance​ ​with​ ​Oklahoma​ ​state​ ​law​ ​and​ ​peace​ ​officer​ ​training​ ​standards​ ​and​ ​may​ ​enforce​ ​both criminal​ ​laws​ ​and​ ​the​ ​rules​ ​and​ ​regulations​ ​of​ ​Bacone​ ​College.​ ​Additionally,​ ​all​ ​campus​ ​police officers​ ​hold​ ​a​ ​commission​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Muskogee​ ​County​ ​Sheriff's​ ​Office​ ​and​ ​have​ ​powers​ ​of​ ​arrest throughout​ ​all​ ​of​ ​Muskogee​ ​County. 

Major​ ​criminal​ ​violations​ ​are​ ​reported​ ​and​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​either​ ​the​ ​Municipal​ ​Court​ ​of​ ​the​ ​City​ ​of Muskogee​ ​(many​ ​misdemeanor​ ​charges)​ ​or​ ​to​ ​the​ ​District​ ​Court​ ​for​ ​the​ ​County​ ​of​ ​Muskogee (some​ ​misdemeanor​ ​charges,​ ​all​ ​felony​ ​crimes). 

More​ ​information​ ​about​ ​jurisdiction​ ​and​ ​authority​ ​may​ ​be​ ​found​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Clery​ ​Act​ ​Annual Disclosures,​ ​published​ ​on​ ​the​ ​College's​ ​website​ ​<​http://www.bacone.edu​>.​ ​​Criminal​ ​violations are​ ​separate​ ​and​ ​distinct​ ​from​ ​College​ ​discipline. 

CODE​ ​OF​ ​CONDUCT 

Responsibility​ ​for​ ​the​ ​keeping​ ​of​ ​good​ ​discipline​ ​is​ ​vested​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students,​ ​and discipline​ ​may​ ​be​ ​applied​ ​in​ ​some​ ​order,​ ​any​ ​order,​ ​or​ ​no​ ​order​ ​provided​ ​that​ ​minimum​ ​due process​ ​is​ ​afforded​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student.​ ​The​ ​following​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​procedures​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​change or​ ​modification​ ​at​ ​any​ ​time​ ​and​ ​serve​ ​only​ ​as​ ​a​ ​guideline​ ​to​ ​how​ ​disciplinary​ ​affairs​ ​are conducted​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​due​ ​process​ ​is​ ​met: 

It​ ​is​ ​expected​ ​that​ ​all​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​students​ ​conduct​ ​themselves​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​Bacone College​ ​expectations​ ​and​ ​standards​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​demonstrate​ ​a​ ​pattern​ ​of​ ​self-discipline.​ ​When​ ​a student​ ​violates​ ​standards​ ​of​ ​acceptable​ ​behavior​ ​at​ ​the​ ​College,​ ​the​ ​student​ ​breaks​ ​the​ ​agreement they​ ​made​ ​with​ ​the​ ​College​ ​to​ ​comply​ ​with​ ​its​ ​expectations​ ​and​ ​the​ ​expectations​ ​of​ ​society. 

Students​ ​who​ ​violate​ ​the​ ​college​ ​behavioral​ ​expectations​ ​and​ ​standards​ ​are​ ​held​ ​accountable​ ​for their​ ​behavior.​ ​The​ ​principle​ ​of​ ​accountability​ ​promotes​ ​a​ ​climate​ ​of​ ​responsibility​ ​for​ ​one's​ ​own actions,​ ​which​ ​may​ ​include​ ​being​ ​counseled,​ ​advised,​ ​and​ ​when​ ​warranted,​ ​disciplined. Violations​ ​of​ ​local,​ ​state​ ​and​ ​federal​ ​law​ ​are​ ​also​ ​violations​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student​ ​Code​ ​of​ ​Conduct​ ​whether they​ ​occur​ ​on​ ​or​ ​off​ ​campus. 

EXAMPLES​ ​OF​ ​CODE​ ​VIOLATIONS 

The​ ​disciplinary​ ​authority​ ​of​ ​the​ ​College​ ​is​ ​vested​ ​in​ ​the​ ​President​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students. Discipline​ ​may​ ​be​ ​applied​ ​in​ ​some​ ​order,​ ​any​ ​order,​ ​or​ ​no​ ​order. 

While​ ​not​ ​an​ ​exhaustive​ ​list,​ ​the​ ​following​ ​is​ ​a​ ​guide​ ​as​ ​to​ ​some​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most​ ​serious​ ​violations​ ​of the​ ​Code​ ​of​ ​Conduct​ ​which​ ​may​ ​result​ ​in​ ​discipline​ ​up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​including​ ​suspension​ ​or​ ​expulsion: 

1.​ ​Physical​ ​or​ ​Sexual​ ​Assault

2.​ ​Distributing​ ​and/or​ ​Possession​ ​or​ ​use​ ​of​ ​any​ ​controlled​ ​dangerous​ ​substance​ ​(including​ ​but​ ​not limited​ ​to​ ​marijuana).

3.​ ​Theft​ ​of​ ​any​ ​nature.​ ​Icluding​ ​Possesing​ ​Stolen​ ​Property

4.​ ​Tampering​ ​with​ ​life​ ​safety​ ​equipment​ ​(including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​doors,​ ​cameras,​ ​fire extinguishers,​ ​alarms)

5..​ ​Threats​ ​of​ ​violence​ ​or​ ​intimidation.

6..​ ​Obscene,​ ​indecent,​ ​lewd,​ ​or​ ​salacious​ ​conduct.

7.​ ​Racial/ethnic​ ​slurs.​ ​(including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​clothing,​ ​bumper​ ​stickers,​ ​verbal​ ​abuse, etc.).

8.​ ​Possession​ ​of​ ​replica​ ​firearms​ ​(including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to​ ​pellet​ ​guns,​ ​paintball​ ​markers,

BB​ ​guns,​ ​airsoft​ ​guns),​ ​blowguns,​ ​crossbows,​ ​or​ ​any​ ​weapon.

9.​ ​Possession​ ​of​ ​firearms.

10.​ ​Falsification​ ​of​ ​official​ ​college​ ​documents;​ ​including​ ​admission.

11.​ ​Verbal​ ​and/or​ ​written​ ​abuse​ ​(including​ ​telephone​ ​calls,​ ​e-mails​ ​or​ ​letters).

12.​ ​False​ ​statement​ ​about​ ​a​ ​student,​ ​college​ ​official,​ ​or​ ​law​ ​enforcement​ ​officer.

13.​ ​Violation​ ​of​ ​local,​ ​state​ ​or​ ​federal​ ​law.

REPORTING​ ​CODE​ ​VIOLATIONS

Any​ ​member​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Bacone​ ​College​ ​campus​ ​community​ ​may​ ​report​ ​information​ ​regarding​ ​an alleged​ ​incident​ ​of​ ​non-academic​ ​misconduct​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​and​ ​Campus​ ​Police,​ ​by​ ​the President's​ ​Hotline​ ​at​ ​<http://president.bacone.edu/?page_id=6>​ ​,​ ​Or​ ​by​ ​contacting​ ​Campus​ ​Police directly​ ​at​ ​918-781-7200.

The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​shall​ ​assume​ ​responsibility​ ​for​ ​the​ ​resolution​ ​of​ ​the​ ​alleged​ ​incident and​ ​accept​ ​referrals​ ​for​ ​discipline​ ​from​ ​housing​ ​and​ ​Campus​ ​Police.​ ​All​ ​investigations​ ​are conducted​ ​by​ ​Campus​ ​Police.

SEARCH​ ​AND​ ​SEIZURE​ ​GUIDELINES

Because​ ​the​ ​College​ ​is​ ​private​ ​property,​ ​persons​ ​and​ ​vehicles​ ​are​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​search​ ​at​ ​all​ ​times. Students​ ​are​ ​entitled​ ​to​ ​some​ ​expectation​ ​of​ ​privacy​ ​in​ ​their​ ​dormitory​ ​rooms,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​College will​ ​generally​ ​not​ ​make​ ​entry​ ​into​ ​student​ ​rooms​ ​except:

1.​ ​By​ ​law​ ​enforcement​ ​officers​ ​in​ ​the​ ​performance​ ​of​ ​statutory​ ​duties​ ​and​ ​in​ ​accordance with​ ​legally​ ​defined​ ​procedures​ ​governing​ ​search​ ​and​ ​seizure.

2.​ ​By​ ​authorized​ ​College​ ​personnel​ ​or​ ​agents​ ​to​ ​make​ ​improvements​ ​and​ ​repairs​ ​and​ ​to provide​ ​routine​ ​maintenance​ ​services.

3.​ ​By​ ​authorized​ ​College​ ​personnel​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​that​ ​health,​ ​fire,​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​regulations​ ​are maintained.

4.​ ​By​ ​authorized​ ​College​ ​personnel​ ​in​ ​emergency​ ​situations​ ​to​ ​protect​ ​the​ ​health​ ​and welfare​ ​of​ ​the​ ​student​ ​or​ ​to​ ​make​ ​emergency​ ​repairs​ ​to​ ​prevent​ ​damage​ ​to​ ​the​ ​property​ ​of the​ ​student​ ​and​ ​the​ ​College. 

5.​ ​By​ ​authorized​ ​College​ ​officials​ ​when​ ​there​ ​is​ ​reasonable​ ​suspicion​ ​to​ ​believe​ ​violation​ ​of College​ ​rules​ ​or​ ​regulations​ ​has​ ​been,​ ​will​ ​be,​ ​or​ ​is​ ​being​ ​committed.

When​ ​it​ ​is​ ​necessary​ ​for​ ​authorized​ ​College​ ​personnel​ ​or​ ​their​ ​agents​ ​to​ ​enter​ ​a​ ​student’s​ ​room when​ ​the​ ​occupant(s)​ ​is​ ​not​ ​in,​ ​there​ ​will​ ​be​ ​two​ ​staff​ ​members​ ​present,​ ​if​ ​it​ ​is​ ​possible.​ ​The student(s)​ ​will​ ​be​ ​notified​ ​of​ ​the​ ​entry​ ​and​ ​reason​ ​for​ ​the​ ​entry​ ​by​ ​use​ ​of​ ​a​ ​printed​ ​notice.

Pass​ ​keys​ ​will​ ​only​ ​be​ ​used​ ​if​ ​the​ ​occupant​ ​of​ ​the​ ​room​ ​cannot​ ​be​ ​located,​ ​is​ ​not​ ​responding​ ​to​ ​college personnel,​ ​or​ ​if​ ​there​ ​is​ ​a​ ​reason​ ​to​ ​believe​ ​the​ ​delay​ ​would​ ​be​ ​potentially​ ​harmful​ ​to​ ​other​ ​residents​ ​or facilities,​ ​or​ ​would​ ​allow​ ​for​ ​disposing​ ​of​ ​evidence.

If​ ​contraband​ ​or​ ​items​ ​to​ ​be​ ​confiscated​ ​are​ ​found​ ​by​ ​Housing​ ​and​ ​are​ ​to​ ​be​ ​held​ ​as​ ​evidence​ ​in​ ​a student​ ​disciplinary​ ​hearing,​ ​Campus​ ​Police​ ​shall​ ​collect​ ​the​ ​items​ ​and​ ​Housing​ ​staff​ ​will​ ​notify the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students,​ ​either​ ​before​ ​the​ ​items​ ​are​ ​confiscated​ ​or​ ​as​ ​soon​ ​as​ ​practical​ ​afterward. 

SANCTIONS

The​ ​following​ ​sanctions​ ​may​ ​be​ ​imposed:

A.​ ​Community​ ​Service​ ​-​ ​The​ ​student​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​to​ ​perform​ ​a​ ​service​ ​for​ ​the​ ​college​ ​or

the​ ​community.​ ​Total​ ​hours​ ​and​ ​assignment​ ​to​ ​be​ ​based​ ​on​ ​the​ ​nature​ ​and​ ​severity​ ​of​ ​the

offense.

B.​ ​Fines​ ​–​ ​A​ ​monetary​ ​fine​ ​may​ ​be​ ​assessed​ ​following​ ​the​ ​exhaustion​ ​of​ ​appeals.​ ​The​ ​fine

will​ ​be​ ​posted​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student​ ​account​ ​and​ ​may​ ​be​ ​paid​ ​at​ ​the​ ​Business​ ​Office​ ​during

normal​ ​business​ ​hours.

C.​ ​Damages​ ​–​ ​(​for​ ​damage​ ​to​ ​college​ ​property​ ​only​)​ ​The​ ​student​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​to​ ​pay​ ​for

any​ ​property​ ​damage​ ​or​ ​cost(s)​ ​of​ ​repair(s),​ ​separate​ ​from​ ​any​ ​fines.

D.​ ​Suspension​ ​–​ ​The​ ​student​ ​may​ ​be​ ​suspended​ ​from​ ​all​ ​classes,​ ​residential​ ​areas,​ ​activities​ ​and​ ​may not​ ​be​ ​present​ ​on​ ​campus.

E.​ ​Expulsion​ ​–​ ​The​ ​student​ ​is​ ​removed​ ​and​ ​permanently​ ​barred​ ​from​ ​attending​ ​any​ ​campus​ ​function. 

DISCIPLINARY​ ​MEMBERS

All​ ​appeals​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​submitted​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​and​ ​forwarded​ ​to​ ​the appropriate​ ​body​ ​under​ ​the​ ​Disciplinary​ ​Policies.

An​ ​Appeals​ ​Committee​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​convened​ ​as​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​evaluate​ ​appropriate​ ​actions​ ​related​ ​to student​ ​status​ ​based​ ​on​ ​complaints​ ​and/or​ ​incident​ ​reports:

•​ ​​Athletic​ ​Director

•​ ​​Housing​ ​Personnel

•​ ​​Assistant​ ​Vice​ ​President​ ​of​ ​Christian​ ​Ministries

•​ ​​A​ ​faculty​ ​representative​ ​and​ ​a​ ​student​ ​Representative​ ​appointed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Government Association.

The​ ​appeals​ ​committee​ ​will​ ​make​ ​a​ ​recommendation​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students.​ ​The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students can​ ​accept​ ​or​ ​reject​ ​their​ ​recommendation.​ ​If​ ​the​ ​outcome​ ​is​ ​not​ ​favorable​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student​ ​the​ ​student may​ ​appeal​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Office​ ​of​ ​the​ ​President.​ ​The​ ​President's​ ​decision​ ​is​ ​final​ ​and​ ​no​ ​other​ ​appeals​ ​may be​ ​made.

DIRECT​ ​THREAT​ ​AND​ ​DISABILITIES 

The​ ​College​ ​has​ ​developed​ ​its​ ​discipline​ ​policies​ ​and​ ​procedures​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​they​ ​do​ ​not​ ​discriminate against​ ​individuals​ ​​ ​with​ ​disabilities​ ​who​ ​may​ ​pose​ ​a​ ​direct​ ​threat​ ​to​ ​the​ ​health​ ​or​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​others. The​ ​direct​ ​threat​ ​policy​ ​and​ ​procedure​ ​is​ ​applicable​ ​in​ ​situations​ ​where​ ​the​ ​College​ ​proposes​ ​to take​ ​adverse​ ​action​ ​against​ ​a​ ​student​ ​whose​ ​conduct​ ​resulting​ ​from​ ​a​ ​disability​ ​poses​ ​a significant​ ​risk​ ​​to​ ​the​ ​health​ ​or​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​others. 

A​ ​​significant​ ​risk​ ​​constitutes​ ​a​ ​high​ ​probability​ ​of​ ​substantial​ ​harm​ ​and​ ​not​ ​just​ ​a​ ​slightly increased,​ ​speculative,​ ​or​ ​remote​ ​risk. 

As​ ​it​ ​is​ ​inconsistent​ ​with​ ​the​ ​College's​ ​mission​ ​and​ ​purpose​ ​to​ ​subject​ ​students​ ​to​ ​adverse​ ​action on​ ​the​ ​basis​ ​of​ ​unfounded​ ​fear,​ ​prejudice​ ​and​ ​stereotypes,​ ​the​ ​The​ ​College​ ​Administration​ ​will make​ ​an​ ​​individualized​ ​assessment​ ​​as​ ​to​ ​whether​ ​a​ ​student​ ​with​ ​a​ ​disability​ ​poses​ ​a​ ​direct​ ​threat to​ ​the​ ​health​ ​or​ ​safety​ ​of​ ​others. 

An​ ​​individualized​ ​assessment​ ​​is​ ​based​ ​on​ ​objective​ ​evidence​ ​and/or​ ​reasonable​ ​medical judgment(s)​ ​and​ ​requires​ ​consideration​ ​of​ ​the​ ​nature,​ ​duration,​ ​and​ ​severity​ ​of​ ​the​ ​risk​ ​and​ ​the likelihood,​ ​imminence​ ​and​ ​nature​ ​of​ ​the​ ​potential​ ​harm,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​consideration​ ​of​ ​whether​ ​any reasonable​ ​modification​ ​of​ ​any​ ​relevant​ ​College​ ​policies,​ ​practices,​ ​or​ ​procedures​ ​will sufficiently​ ​mitigate​ ​the​ ​risk​ ​posed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​student​ ​without​ ​fundamentally​ ​altering​ ​the​ ​nature​ ​of the​ ​service,​ ​program​ ​or​ ​activity. 

If​ ​an​ ​​individualized​ ​assessment​ ​​indicates​ ​that​ ​a​ ​exceptional​ ​circumstance​ ​exists,​ ​such​ ​as situations​ ​where​ ​safety​ ​is​ ​of​ ​immediate​ ​concern,​ ​the​ ​College​ ​may​ ​take​ ​interim​ ​steps​ ​including suspension. 

The​ ​right​ ​to​ ​appeal​ ​will​ ​follow​ ​that​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Major​ ​Discipline​ ​policy,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​student​ ​will​ ​be notified​ ​by​ ​letter​ ​of​ ​any​ ​adverse​ ​action​ ​taken​ ​against​ ​them,​ ​applicable​ ​appeal​ ​procedures​ ​and deadlines. 

MINOR​ ​DISCIPLINE 

Minor​ ​Discipline​ ​includes​ ​all​ ​parking​ ​actions​ ​and​ ​disciplinary​ ​actions​ ​involving​ ​damages​ ​and ​ ​fines​ ​of​ ​one​ ​hundred​ ​dollars​ ​(<$100.00)​ ​or​ ​less​ ​and​ ​community​ ​service​ ​of​ ​twenty​ ​(20) hours​ ​or​ ​less. 

Minor​ ​Discipline​ ​may​ ​be​ ​imposed​ ​at​ ​the​ ​discretion​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​following​ ​a written​ ​notification​ ​to​ ​the​ ​student.​ ​Students​ ​can​ ​appeal​ ​their​ ​minor​ ​discipline​ ​tickets​ ​each​ ​Friday​ ​from 11:00A.M.​ ​-​ ​12:00P.M.​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​Life​ ​Center​ ​Conference​ ​Room.​ ​Appeal​ ​of​ ​a​ ​minor​ ​discipline sanction​ ​must​ ​be​ ​made​ ​by​ ​the​ ​student​ ​at​ ​the​ ​above outlined​ ​Hearing​ ​Room​ ​between​ ​11:00A.M.​ ​-​ ​12:00P.M.​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Friday​ ​immediately​ ​following​ ​the ticket/fine. 

After​ ​that​ ​time,​ ​all​ ​tickets​ ​will​ ​stand​ ​as​ ​written​ ​and​ ​proposed​ ​fine​ ​placed​ ​on​ ​the​ ​student's​ ​account. Students​ ​are​ ​encouraged​ ​to​ ​bring​ ​a​ ​written​ ​explanation/appeal​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Hearing​ ​Room​ ​for​ ​the official​ ​record. 

MAJOR​ ​DISCIPLINE 

Major​ ​Discipline​ ​includes​ ​all​ ​disciplinary​ ​actions​ ​involving​ ​fines​ ​of​ ​more​ ​than​ ​one​ ​hundred dollars​ ​(>$100.00)​ ​or​ ​more,​ ​community​ ​service​ ​of​ ​more​ ​than​ ​twenty​ ​(20)​ ​hours,​ ​suspension​ ​of more​ ​than​ ​seven​ ​(7)​ ​days,​ ​and​ ​expulsion. 

This​ ​process​ ​is​ ​meant​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​the​ ​broadest​ ​due​ ​process​ ​for​ ​the​ ​student​ ​and​ ​balance​ ​the​ ​actions of​ ​the​ ​administration.​ ​Students​ ​may​ ​elect​ ​to​ ​waive​ ​this​ ​process​ ​in​ ​writing,​ ​except​ ​in​ ​the​ ​case​ ​of expulsion. 

Following​ ​initial​ ​referral​ ​for​ ​discipline,​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​conduct​ ​a​ ​summary hearing​ ​in​ ​which​ ​the​ ​referral​ ​will​ ​be​ ​read​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Student,​ ​the​ ​Student​ ​will​ ​have​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to present​ ​a​ ​written​ ​statement​ ​regarding​ ​the​ ​referral,​ ​and​ ​a​ ​prepared​ ​statement​ ​may​ ​be​ ​submitted​ ​by the​ ​Student​ ​for​ ​consideration.​ ​The​ ​Dean​ ​of​ ​Students​ ​will​ ​then​ ​make​ ​a​ ​written​ ​finding and​ ​impose​ ​discipline​ ​if​ ​warranted. 

(In​ ​cases​ ​of​ ​urgency,​ ​such​ ​as​ ​those​ ​involving​ ​violence​ ​or​ ​behaviors​ ​that​ ​put​ ​the​ ​campus​ ​at​ ​risk, interim​ ​discipline​ ​may​ ​be​ ​imposed​ ​immediately​ ​with​ ​an​ ​automatic​ ​right​ ​to​ ​rehearing​ ​at​ ​the​ ​first practical​ ​opportunity.) 

Students​ ​subject​ ​to​ ​Major​ ​Discipline​ ​have​ ​the​ ​right​ ​to​ ​request​ ​a​ ​rehearing​ ​from​ ​the​ ​Appeals Committee,​ ​provided​ ​that​ ​(i)​ ​the​ ​request​ ​is​ ​made​ ​in​ ​writing​ ​within​ ​ten​ ​(10)​ ​days​ ​of​ ​the​ ​imposition of​ ​discipline,​ ​(ii)​ ​the​ ​written​ ​request​ ​includes​ ​a​ ​basis​ ​for​ ​rehearing,​ ​(iii)​ ​and​ ​any​ ​statement, exhibit,​ ​or​ ​other​ ​evidence​ ​to​ ​be​ ​considered​ ​is​ ​included​ ​with​ ​the​ ​written​ ​request.​ ​​(Appeal​ ​from expulsion​ ​is​ ​automatic.) 

The​ ​rehearing​ ​shall​ ​be​ ​​de​ ​novo​ ​​with​ ​no​ ​formal​ ​rules​ ​of​ ​procedure​ ​or​ ​evidence​ ​or​ ​any​ ​requirement to​ ​hear​ ​witnesses.​ ​The​ ​Appeals​ ​Committee​ ​will​ ​MAKE​ ​RECOMMENDATIONS​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Dean​ ​Of Students​ ​for​ ​imposition​ ​of​ ​discipline. 

Once​ ​the​ ​student​ ​has​ ​exhausted​ ​their​ ​appeal,​ ​a​ ​final​ ​appeal​ ​may​ ​be​ ​made​ ​to​ ​the President. 

THE​ ​PRESIDENT​ ​MAY​ ​OR​ ​MAY​ ​NOT​ ​Hear​ ​an​ ​Appeal​ ​and​ ​may​ ​refer​ ​the​ ​Appeal​ ​to  MANAGEMENT​ ​TEAM​ ​AND​ ​CONSIDER​ ​THEIR​ ​RECOMMENDATIONS. 

If​ ​an​ ​appeal​ ​is​ ​heard,​ ​the​ ​President​ ​may​ ​affirm​ ​or​ ​remand​ ​to​ ​the​ ​Appeals​ ​Committee for​ ​reconsideration​ ​consistent​ ​with​ ​policy. 

The​ ​decision​ ​of​ ​the​ ​PRESIDENT​ ​to​ ​hear​ ​an​ ​appeal,​ ​refer​ ​an​ ​appeal,​ ​or​ ​make​ ​a​ ​finding​ ​is​ ​final​. CHANGES​ ​TO​ ​THIS​ ​HANDBOOK 

The​ ​President,​ ​or​ ​someone​ ​or​ ​some​ ​committee​ ​appointed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​President,​ ​may​ ​decide​ ​to​ ​change this​ ​HANDBOOK​ ​AND​ ​THE​ ​POLICIES​ ​CONTAINED​ ​IN​ ​THE​ ​HANDBOOK.​ ​The​ ​College​ ​may change​ ​this​ ​HANDBOOK​ ​by​ ​POSTING​ ​THE​ ​REVISED​ ​COPY​ ​ON​ ​THE​ ​BACONE​ ​COLLEGE WEBSITE,​ ​at​ ​least​ ​thirty​ ​(30)​ ​days​ ​before​ ​the​ ​changes​ ​go​ ​into​ ​effect. 

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