Student Handbook

9. Safety and Emergency Procedures

9.1. Harassment and Code Violations


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 (​​)​ ​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...


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

Please​ ​visit​ ​​​ ​​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. 


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​ ​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​ ​<​​>.​ ​​Criminal​ ​violations are​ ​separate​ ​and​ ​distinct​ ​from​ ​College​ ​discipline. 


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. 


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.


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​ ​<>​ ​,​ ​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.


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. 


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


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. 


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.


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​ ​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​ ​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.