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    Student Handbook
       2010-2011




        Office of Student Development
The King’s College 2010-2011 Student Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS
FROM THE PRESIDENT ........................................................................................................... 8

FROM THE PROVOST .............................................................................................................. 9

FROM THE DEAN ....................................................................................................................10

OUR MISSION STATEMENT ...................................................................................................11

OUR HONOR CODE ................................................................................................................11

OUR HISTORY .........................................................................................................................11

OUR WEBSITE: http://www.tkc.edu .......................................................................................11

OUR COMMUNITY ...................................................................................................................12

          House System .............................................................................................................................. 12
          House of Susan B. Anthony (SBA) ................................................................................................ 12
          House of Clara Barton (Barton) ..................................................................................................... 12
          House of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Bonhoeffer) .................................................................................... 12
          House of Winston Churchill (Churchill) .......................................................................................... 13
          House of Queen Elizabeth I (QE1) ................................................................................................ 13
          House of C. S. Lewis (Lewis) ......................................................................................................... 13
          House of Ronald Reagan (Reagan) ............................................................................................... 13
          House of Corrie ten Boom (ten Boom) .......................................................................................... 14
          House of Margaret Thatcher (Thatcher) ........................................................................................ 14
          House of Sojourner Truth (Truth) ................................................................................................... 14

          Background .................................................................................................................................. 14
          How It Works .................................................................................................................................. 15

          Assignments ................................................................................................................................. 15
          House Change Exception .............................................................................................................. 15

          House Status Maintenance ......................................................................................................... 16
          Good Standing ............................................................................................................................... 16
          Poor Standing ................................................................................................................................ 17

          House Elections ........................................................................................................................... 17

          Meetings and Events ................................................................................................................... 18
          Room Reservations ........................................................................................................................ 18
          Advertising ..................................................................................................................................... 18
          Posters ........................................................................................................................................... 18
          Fundraising and Other Solicitation ................................................................................................. 18




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OUR CAMPUS .........................................................................................................................20

          Empire State Building .................................................................................................................. 20
          Bursar ............................................................................................................................................. 20
          Café ................................................................................................................................................ 20
          City Room ...................................................................................................................................... 20
          Executive Administration ................................................................................................................ 20
          Financial Aid ................................................................................................................................... 20
          Founders Room ............................................................................................................................. 20
          Office of Admissions ...................................................................................................................... 20
          Office of Career Services ............................................................................................................... 20
          Office of Institutional Advancement ............................................................................................... 20
          Office of Residence Life ................................................................................................................. 20
          Office of Student Development ...................................................................................................... 20
          Information Technology.................................................................................................................. 20
          International Ventures .................................................................................................................... 20
          Lost and Found .............................................................................................................................. 21
          Rosezella Battles Library ............................................................................................................... 21
          Main Reception .............................................................................................................................. 21
          Media Lab ...................................................................................................................................... 21
          Operations ...................................................................................................................................... 21
          Stetson Leadership Center ............................................................................................................ 21
          Student Lounge .............................................................................................................................. 21
          Student Concierge Service ............................................................................................................ 21
          Student Services Conference Room .............................................................................................. 21
          The Learning Center ...................................................................................................................... 21
          The Lion ......................................................................................................................................... 21
          The King’s Council ......................................................................................................................... 21
          The Writing Center ......................................................................................................................... 21
          Others Located at 330 Fifth Avenue .............................................................................................. 21


OUR RESOURCES ..................................................................................................................22

          Athletics ........................................................................................................................................ 22

          Career Services ............................................................................................................................ 22

          Church ........................................................................................................................................... 22

          Counseling .................................................................................................................................... 23

          Gym Facilities ............................................................................................................................... 24

          New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC)............................................................................... 24

          Health Insurance: United Healthcare ......................................................................................... 24

          International Ventures ................................................................................................................. 25

          Jobs and Employment (KINGlink) .............................................................................................. 25
          Kinglink ........................................................................................................................................... 25
          On-campus Jobs ............................................................................................................................ 25

          Student Services .......................................................................................................................... 26
          Student Concierge Service ............................................................................................................ 26

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          The Learning Center ...................................................................................................................... 27
          TKC Weekly ................................................................................................................................... 27
          KingsList ........................................................................................................................................ 27
          Gothamize Yourself ....................................................................................................................... 27
          E-mail Publicity............................................................................................................................... 27

          The King’s Council....................................................................................................................... 27
          Student Organizations.................................................................................................................... 28

          The Tent ........................................................................................................................................ 28


OUR TRADITIONS ...................................................................................................................28

          All-Campus Gathering ................................................................................................................. 28

          Barton Blood Drive ...................................................................................................................... 28

          Basketball Competition ............................................................................................................... 28

          Brick Wall ...................................................................................................................................... 28

          City Engagement .......................................................................................................................... 28

          Commencement Weekend .......................................................................................................... 28

          Drama Competition ...................................................................................................................... 28

          Fall Retreat .................................................................................................................................... 28

          Final Debate .................................................................................................................................. 29

          Great Race .................................................................................................................................... 29

          Hall of Honor ................................................................................................................................. 29

          Homecoming ................................................................................................................................ 29

          Honor Code Ceremony ................................................................................................................ 29

          House Competition ...................................................................................................................... 29

          House Elections ........................................................................................................................... 29

          Interregnum .................................................................................................................................. 29

          Inviso ............................................................................................................................................. 29

          New Student Orientation ............................................................................................................. 29

          Parents Weekend ......................................................................................................................... 29

          Red and Green Affair ................................................................................................................... 29

          Spring Formal ............................................................................................................................... 29


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        Statesmanship Forum ................................................................................................................. 30

        Summit .......................................................................................................................................... 30


OUR NEW YORK CITY NEIGHBORS ......................................................................................31

        Here’s Life Inner City ................................................................................................................... 31

        Kids with a Promise ..................................................................................................................... 31

        Student Venture ........................................................................................................................... 31

        World Vision ................................................................................................................................. 31


WHERE AND HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER ..............................................................................32

        Building Amenities....................................................................................................................... 32
        Room Furnishings .......................................................................................................................... 32
        Building Amenities .......................................................................................................................... 33
        Front Desk and Security................................................................................................................. 33
        Trash and Garbage Disposal ......................................................................................................... 34
        Internet and Telephone .................................................................................................................. 34
        Mail and Packages ......................................................................................................................... 34

        Applying For Residential Housing ............................................................................................. 34
        Initial Housing Applications (New Residents) ................................................................................ 34
        Housing Application Renewals (Returning Residents) .................................................................. 35
        Housing Payment Plans ................................................................................................................. 35
        Housing Appeals Committee ......................................................................................................... 35

        Apartment/Room Assignments and Change Requests ........................................................... 35

        Moving In and Out ........................................................................................................................ 36
        Check-in ......................................................................................................................................... 36
        Check-out ....................................................................................................................................... 37
        Extensions ...................................................................................................................................... 38
        Freight Elevators ............................................................................................................................ 38
        Apartment/Room Decor ................................................................................................................. 38
        Inspections and Damages ............................................................................................................. 38
        Billing for Damages ........................................................................................................................ 39

        Married Students .......................................................................................................................... 39

        Primary Residence Requirement ................................................................................................ 40

        Cleaning ........................................................................................................................................ 40
        Routine Cleaning ............................................................................................................................ 40
        Monthly Apartment and Room Inspections .................................................................................... 40
        Extermination / Pest Control Procedures ....................................................................................... 40

        Guests/Visitors ............................................................................................................................. 41
        Visitors and Overnight Privileges ................................................................................................... 41
        Privacy Hours ................................................................................................................................. 42
        School-Break Overnight Guest Priviledges.................................................................................... 42
        Holiday and Vacation Break Closure ............................................................................................. 43
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          Maintenance and Repairs ............................................................................................................ 43

          Community Rights and Responsibilities ................................................................................... 43

          Respecting Others’ Rights .......................................................................................................... 44
          Noise .............................................................................................................................................. 44
          Alcohol............................................................................................................................................ 44
          Drugs .............................................................................................................................................. 45
          Smoking ......................................................................................................................................... 45
          Internet Use/Abuse ........................................................................................................................ 45
          Pets ................................................................................................................................................ 46
          Sexuality ......................................................................................................................................... 46
          Health and Wellness ...................................................................................................................... 46


OUR DISCIPLINE .....................................................................................................................47

          The Honor Code Explained ......................................................................................................... 47

          Handling Violations...................................................................................................................... 47
          Grievances and Complaints ........................................................................................................... 48
          Hearing Process ............................................................................................................................. 48
          Appeals .......................................................................................................................................... 49


OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY ...............................................................................................49

          Identification Cards...................................................................................................................... 49
          Empire State Building..................................................................................................................... 49
          The King’s College ......................................................................................................................... 49

          Keys, Locks, Access Cards ........................................................................................................ 50
          Key and Access Card Replacement .............................................................................................. 50
          Lock-out Procedures ...................................................................................................................... 50
          Lock Policy ..................................................................................................................................... 51
          Restricted Room Access ................................................................................................................ 51

          Right to Entry and Search ........................................................................................................... 51

          Renter’s Insurance ....................................................................................................................... 51

          Hazardous, Illegal or Prohibited Items ....................................................................................... 51

          Vandalism, Trespassing, and Other Property Destruction ...................................................... 53
          Vandalism ...................................................................................................................................... 53
          Trespassing .................................................................................................................................... 53

          Hazing............................................................................................................................................ 53

          Sexual Harassment ...................................................................................................................... 54

          Respecting College Representatives ......................................................................................... 54

          Police Contact Information ......................................................................................................... 54

          Crime Statistics ............................................................................................................................ 54

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OUR CAMPUS GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES ...................................................................55

        Academics .................................................................................................................................... 55
        College Catalog .............................................................................................................................. 55
        Student Portal ................................................................................................................................ 55
        Updating Personal Information ...................................................................................................... 55
        Registration .................................................................................................................................... 56

        Dress Code Standards................................................................................................................. 56
        Helpful Guidelines .......................................................................................................................... 56
        Unacceptable Attire ........................................................................................................................ 56

        Films .............................................................................................................................................. 56

        International Students ................................................................................................................. 57
        Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) ......................................................... 57
        Admission ....................................................................................................................................... 57
        School ............................................................................................................................................ 57
        Reentry ........................................................................................................................................... 57
        Transfer .......................................................................................................................................... 57
        Extension of Stay ........................................................................................................................... 57
        Notice of Address ........................................................................................................................... 57
        Arrival/Departure ............................................................................................................................ 58
        Financial Support ........................................................................................................................... 58
        Authorization to Release Information by School ............................................................................ 58
        Penalty ........................................................................................................................................... 58
        F-1 Visas ........................................................................................................................................ 58
        Employment Options ...................................................................................................................... 59

        Plagiarism (Cheating) .................................................................................................................. 59


HOW WE HANDLE EMERGENCIES .......................................................................................59

        Emergency Action Plan ............................................................................................................... 59

        Campus Closing Information Line ............................................................................................. 60

        Emergency Phone Contact List .................................................................................................. 60

        Fire ................................................................................................................................................. 60
        Prevention ...................................................................................................................................... 60
        Herald Towers and Vogue Fire Safety ........................................................................................... 60
        Ludlow Fire Safety ......................................................................................................................... 60
        Important Emergency Response Tips ............................................................................................ 61

        Medical .......................................................................................................................................... 61

        Recklessness ............................................................................................................................... 61

        Security ......................................................................................................................................... 61

        Important Events .......................................................................................................................... 62




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FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear Students,

The King’s College is not your typical school.

Our entire focus is on preparing exceptional students for principled leadership.

By leadership, we mean something very specific. We educate students for service in America's
public and private institutions of government, commerce, law, the media, civil society, education,
the arts, and the church.

Our curriculum is unique. Rather than offering scores of majors, our academic program is
centered on three of the most important and challenging disciplines: politics, philosophy and
economics.

We are distinctive in other ways. We are in New York City. Our campus is both the capital of the
world and the “belly of the beast.” And New York has already taken notice of our efforts. (Read
about The King’s College in the Village Voice and The New Yorker).

Are institutions that take faith seriously able to compete with the Ivy League? For almost two
decades, I worked with professors from more than 900 universities, so I understand what these
schools do well – specifically the useful disciplines like engineering, the sciences and the
professional schools.

For all of the sophistication and prestige of elite colleges, too many of their professors teach
spent ideas – ideas that had ill consequences in our generation. Why is this? The conventional
academic wisdom is wrong about God, human nature, wealth, power, marriage, poverty, family,
sex, America, liberty, peace, and many other decisive issues.

Come visit us in the Empire State Building. You will not be disappointed.

Sincerely yours,
Andy Mills
President




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FROM THE PROVOST
Fellow pioneer,

By coming to King’s you are following in Christ’s heroic steps and not in the tragic steps of some
Christians a century ago.

Keep this history in mind: King’s moved from a pastoral location north of the city and into the
Empire State Building so as to engage American urban culture. In doing so we followed in
Christ’s steps: He left the most beautiful campus possible, heaven, to step into the dirt and mud
of Nazareth and Jerusalem.

And keep this history in mind: A century ago many biblical Christians abandoned major cities
and got into defensive crouches in the countryside. That was tragic because millions of people
in cities became sheep without good shepherds. It was also ineffective because walls could not
be built high enough in rural areas and small towns to keep out the negative influence of New
York and Hollywood – and people who tried missed some positives.

We are now pioneers. King’s could become a great Christian college or it could follow the
pattern of many once-Christian colleges in the U.S. Instead of transforming culture they
eventually transformed themselves, small step by small step, into mirrors of their secular
surroundings. Keeping that from happening here depends on each one of us.

It starts each week on Sunday. Find a good church and attend regularly. It continues through
the week. Read the Bible. Every day you will see sin in yourself and others. If you do not react
to it in a godly way, it will grind you down. Manhattan living will grind you down. But if you grasp
even a part of God’s perspective, He will transform you, and you will find joy.

I believe in God's transforming power, in part because it is evident in my own life. In college I
was a self-focused atheist and Marxist. Solely through God's grace I became a Christian in
1976, at age 26. I messed up in lots of ways while in college and graduate school, but solely
through God's grace my wife and I celebrated our 34th anniversary recently; we have four sons
for whom we are very grateful.

Do not become self-focused. Pay attention to what is going on in the College and in the world.
When you come here you will be able to access online World, the magazine I edit, at no cost to
yourself. Please take advantage of that opportunity and also read about what is happening in
New York City, the nation, and the world. God is at work.

We will only have the power to grab for what is good and resist what is wrong, as individuals
and as a community, if we remember that God is God and that we are little hobbits in a great big
world. The classic Westminster Catechism has a great definition of our chief purpose in life: "To
glorify God and enjoy Him forever." Glorifying Him can be hard, but forever begins right now,
and enjoying Him is fun. I look forward to working and learning alongside you.

Cordially,

Dr. Marvin Olasky
Provost

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FROM THE DEAN

Dear Students,

We exist to influence the world’s strategic institutions. After a century in which many Christians
chose to disengage from the public square, we seek to enter it, declaring truth in a civil and
persuasive manner. And I’m confident you won’t find another college with a focus that clear.

The fact that you’re reading this means you have made some very important decisions. To your
credit, you have selected a challenging city, an academically rigorous college, and ultimately a
significant life. In short, you’ve done what too few students are willing to do.

While you have taken significant steps on the “road less traveled” it is crucial that you develop
your own moral keel; your own intellectual compass; your own social and emotional gyroscope.
We can give you the tools, even teach you how to use them, but it’s up to you to employ them.

To help prepare you for this new journey we have prepared the Student Handbook. You will
find this resource to be a helpful guide for your experience at The King’s College.

Our entire Office of Student Development welcomes being your human guides in the coming
years ahead.

Sincerely,

Eric Bennett
Dean of Students




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OUR MISSION STATEMENT


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      hrough its commitment to the truths of Christianity and a biblical worldview, The King’s
      College seeks to transform society by preparing students for careers in which they help to
      shape and eventually to lead strategic public and private institutions, and by supporting
faculty members as they directly engage culture through writing and speaking publicly on critical
issues.


OUR HONOR CODE


A
      student of The King's College will not lie, cheat, steal, or turn a blind eye to those who do.
      Every student is honor bound to confront any other student who breaches the Honor
      Code.


OUR HISTORY


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       he King’s College was founded in 1938 in Belmar, New Jersey by Dr. Percy B. Crawford.
       In 1949, Crawford initiated Youth on the March, the first nationwide television show of any
       kind. (A 1.5 minute segment of archival footage from the program is available here.) CNN
later honored Dr. Crawford on the 50th anniversary of the first Youth on the March broadcast.

In 1955, Dr. Crawford moved King's to Briarcliff Manor, New York. When he died of a heart
attack in 1960, Dr. Robert Cook became the college’s second president.

In 1985, Dr. Friedhelm Radandt, a former professor at the University of Chicago and President
of Northwestern College in Iowa, became the college’s third president. The King's College ran
into financial difficulties in the early 1990s and closed in 1994. In 1998, J. Stanley Oakes, in
coordination with Dr. Bill Bright, led the effort to re-capitalize the school. Dr. Radandt continued
as president.

In 1999, The King’s College acquired Northeastern Bible College, of Essex Fells, New Jersey.
That year the revived King's leased 34,000 square feet on two floors of Empire State Building,
where it remains today.

On January 1, 2003, the Board of Trustees of The King’s College selected J. Stanley Oakes, Jr.
to be the college’s fourth president. President Oakes, a graduate in Classical Greek from the
University of Minnesota and in political theory from the University of Dallas, had spent nearly 20
years building a nationwide network of Christian professors.


OUR WEBSITE: http://www.tkc.edu




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OUR COMMUNITY
House System
Shelli Cline, Director of Student Development
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/houses/default.html

Every House bears a notable historic leader’s name. Carefully selected, each namesake
“citizen leader” left his or her mark, stood against evil, and worked toward society’s betterment.
Even though they embodied ideals in different ways and were not perfect, they did display
qualities we at King’s deem worthy to emulate.

House of Susan B. Anthony
             President:                Annie Clark
             Chamberlain:              Ali Lane
             Helmsman:                 Alexandra Harrison
             Scholar:                  Kristin Rudolph
             Advisors:                 Anna Peters and Professor Paula Thigpen

Mission:     We are authentic individuals kindling life through purposeful relationships.
Values:      Authenticity. Individuality. Life. Purpose. Relationship. Influence.


House of Clara Barton
             President:                Katie Lay
             Chamberlain:              Rebecca Sears
             Helmsman:                 Eliza Ohman
             Scholar:                  Christina Stewart
             Advisors:                 Stacey Chen and Dr. Anne Henderschott

Mission:     We the House of Clara Barton are committed to preparing women to lead with
             honesty, strength, humility and courage
Values:      Accountability. Transparency. Sisterhood. Cultural Engagement. Excellence.

House of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
             President:                Mitchell Hailstone
             Chamberlain:              Sonny Fisher
             Helmsman:                 Andrew Debter
             Scholar:                  Jonathan Irwin
             Advisors:                 Shawn Best and Dr. Steve Salyers

Mission:     Men of Bonhoeffer strive to persevere in righteousness, grow in integrity, live and
             die with conviction, and serve with courage, steadfastly upholding a Christ-
             centered community dedicated to these ideals.
Values:      Discipleship. Community. Courage.


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House of Winston Churchill
              President:                Dylan Tinney
              Chamberlain:              Jonathan Sargent
              Helmsman:                 David Linamen
              Scholar:                  Edward Snyder-Ritter
              Advisors:                 David Leedy and Dr. David Innes

Mission:     The House of Winston Churchill is a band of brothers who strive to be virtuous
             statesmen dedicated to serving God and others.
Values:      Brotherhood. Courage. Servanthood. Excellence.


House of Queen Elizabeth I
           President:                Ashley Johnson
           Chamberlain:              Fallon Prinzivalli
           Helmsman:                 Caralie Balcom
           Scholar:                  Catherine Allen
           Advisors:                 Shelli Cline and Susan Olasky

Mission:   As Elizabethans, we aspire to be strong women of courage and discernment who
           are committed to following Christ’s lead together with dignity and grace.
Values:    Grace. Discernment. Monarchy.

House of C. S. Lewis
           President:                Spencer Imbrock
           Chamberlain:
           Helmsman:                 Tim Wainwright
           Scholar:                  Jonathan Roberts
           Advisors:                 Brian Parker and Dr. Harry Bleattler

Mission:   Called to excellence and contending for truth, the House of Lewis is a community
           of brothers in common pursuit of Christ’s lordship in all things.
Values:    Fellowship. Discipleship. Wisdom. Service.


House of Ronald Reagan
           President:                Logan McDonald
           Chamberlain:              Jonathan Clark
           Helmsman:                 Ricky Crotinger
           Scholar:                  Derek Reed
           Advisor:                  Dean Eric Bennett and Dr. Brian Brenberg

Mission:   The House of Reagan equips and encourages members to be God fearing men of
           integrity who take calculated risks while persevering in pursuit of a significant life.
Values:    Loyalty. Fraternity. Honor.

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House of Corrie ten Boom
             President:               Laura Herrod
             Chamberlain:             Elizabeth Christenson
             Helmsman:                Andrea Mellinger
             Scholar:                 Clara Limback
             Advisors:                Alissa Wilkinson and Katrina Blank

Mission:     We, the house of Corrie ten Boom, are King's women thriving through honest
             relationships.
Values:      Balance. Freedom. Service. Love.

House of Margaret Thatcher
            President:               Lauren Christian
            Chamberlain:             Abigail Murray
            Helmsman:                Amber Bergey
            Scholar:                 Joy Wilkie
            Advisors:                Jacinda Basinger and Sharon Denney

Mission:    The House of Margaret Thatcher exists to be a faith-deepening, gift-illuminating
            sisterhood founded in courageous love.
Values:     Iron Love. Harmony. Deep Well.

House of Sojourner Truth
             President:              Michelle Lambdin
             Chamberlain:            Jessica de Rivera
             Helmsman:               Elisabeth (Betsy) Brown
             Scholar:                Bria Sandford
             Advisors:               Dawn Fotopulos and Jennifer Tharp

Mission:     The House of Sojourner Truth strives to empower honorable Christian leaders who
             emanate grace and truth. We are alive, solid and passionate.
Values:      Sisterhood. Color. Restoration. Pursuit of Wisdom.


Background
Launched in 2004, The King’s College House System was created by combining beneficial
aspects of two student community models: (1) the Greek college fraternity/sorority system and
(2) Ivy League academic houses. Specifically,

    • Student-led: Fraternity and sorority members create bonds and make decisions that
      influence the group

    • Faculty/staff involvement: Ivy League staff provide academic and personal development
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At The King’s College, the House System focuses on being:

    • Mission-driven: Shape student members into citizen leaders who influence society

    • Student-led: Practical student application with faculty/staff providing intense mentoring

    • Tightly-knit: Each House size allows for greater camaraderie and teamwork

How It Works
Each House has a core leadership team known as the House Executive Team. The position
descriptions are as follows:

       President
       Manages the House operating budget, directs the executive team, holds the House
       members accountable for achieving goals, and closely works with the House Advisors.
       The president is also The King’s Council representative, representing the House
       position, voting and making disbursement decisions for the student government budget.

       Helmsman
       Navigates new House members through their initial transition into The King’s College
       community. Explains House mission, values and traditions to new members and
       facilitates upperclassmen connections.

       Chamberlain
       Resolves roommate conflicts, maintains King’s community standards, and provides
       emergency assistance quickly and efficiently.

       Scholar
       Facilitates a culture of academic excellence, intellectual curiosity and scholarly
       accountability. Identifies academic support resources and collaborates with various
       faculty/staff to resolve issues.

Mutually Exclusive Leadership Positions
Due to each role’s demands, a member of a House Executive Team may not also hold the
position of Student Body President. They are mutually exclusive positions.

Assignments
House assignments are designed to distribute elements of difference (e.g. geographic origin)
among the Houses. This approach works to keep Houses diversified and to build stronger
communities. Students are challenged to work through difficulties and conflicts that arise,
knowing that this is integral both to the building of character and of mature relationships.
Therefore, students are expected to remain with their assigned Houses throughout their entire
four years at King’s and to actively engage in the life of their Houses.

House Change Exception
Main contact: Shelli Cline, Director of Student Development (scline@tkc.edu)




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At the end of the first year, if a student strongly desires to switch membership to another House,
a transfer request may be submitted. A change in House membership is an exception, not the
norm, and is only granted as a last resort.

A written request for change in House membership must be submitted to the Director of Student
Development. The request must include the reason for the desired change, or if the request is
due to conflict within the House, it must provide examples of attempts made to resolve conflicts
or issues with House members and a brief summary of the outcome of those attempts. The
request should include attempts made by the student to engage in House life during the year
and a preference for an alternative House.

An interview will be conducted in order to ensure that conflict has been resolved and to clarify
any remaining questions or pertinent issues. The Director of Student Development and the
current House President will communicate to obtain more information about the situation. If
there are unresolved issues, the appropriate individuals may be called together to resolve
conflict involving that student and the House.

The President of the current House will take the matter to the House Executive team and Staff
Advisor. Together they will decide if they are willing to release the student from the House. If
released, the proposed House’s President must be consulted regarding the willingness of their
House to receive the student. The President will follow the same process of involving his
Executive Team and Staff Advisor.

Members of the proposed House will be notified of the potential new member by the Director of
Student Development. They will have the opportunity to communicate any thoughts or concerns
to the President prior to the final decision. If the proposed House does not accept the new
member, this same process will continue with a subsequent House. If the above process is
pursued to its completion and all aforementioned criteria are met in a satisfactory way, the
student’s request will be granted and their membership officially changed.

House Status Maintenance
Good Standing
To continue as an official campus-sponsored entity, each House must have the following
characteristics:
       1. Identifiable student Executive Team presence who:
                a. Demonstrates a commitment to ongoing House development
                b. Takes responsibility for both the House and its members
                c. Meets regularly and provides leadership
                d. Demonstrates a commitment to the College’s mission and values
       2. Conducive environment for incoming students’ spiritual, relational, and leadership
           development
                a. The House System is core to the King's experience. Before college
                   administrators entrust new members to a House, there must be a reasonable
                   degree of confidence that the House environment will be a healthy
                   and positive experience for House members.
                b. The House must have a Helmsman committed to incorporating new students
                   into the House.
       3. Commitment to take the House competition seriously.
       4. Significant House life involvement by a majority of its members.
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        5. The House must maintain a minimum collective semester GPA of 2.5. Houses
           achieving less than a 2.5 collective GPA, minus two lowest individual GPA’s, are
           placed on probation.
               a. House forfeits grant money during the semester they are on probation.
               b. Competition winnings are set aside in an account which the House can
                  access at the end of the semester if they raise their semester GPA above 2.5.
                  If they do not raise their GPA by the end of the semester, the money is
                  distributed to other Houses.

Poor Standing
If a House does not fulfill the minimum requirements to remain in good standing, these actions
occur:
     1. The Director of Student Development evaluates the situation of the House in question.
     2. A verbal warning is issued to the President and Executive Team.
    3. A written warning is issued to the President and the Executive Team with copies given to
       the House Faculty Advisor, Staff Advisor, and Dean of Students. The warning will
       include the issue at hand, specific instructions for recourse, and a specified time period
       for adjustments.
    4. If there is no improvement in the situation, the House is placed on a 90-day probation
       status. A detailed list of expectations will be outlined with specific dates for progress
       reports. The House Faculty and Staff Advisor will make suggestions for accountability
       purposes. The Dean of Students will also be given a copy of the probationary
       document.
    5. At the end of the probationary period, the House will undergo an evaluation involving the
       staff and faculty who were a part of the process. One of three actions may be taken:
           a. Probation Terminated. If the situation has been resolved the House will be
               taken off of probation.
           b. Probation Extended. If the situation is unresolved, an extension may be
               granted for an additional month. If there is no indication of satisfactory progress,
               the involved staff and faculty will consult to determine the future status of the
               House.
           c. House Terminated. If deemed irreversible, the House charter will be revoked
               and its members assigned to other Houses.

House Elections
Main contact: Shelli Cline, Director of Student Development (scline@tkc.edu)

An all-House meeting will be called to explain the election process, hand out job descriptions,
discuss qualifications, responsibilities of each role, and clarify that if the individual is not eligible
they must decline the nomination while current leaders reflect on the characteristics needed for
each position. Every member has the opportunity to submit nominations. Nominations,
including the reason for the nomination, are submitted by members of the House. A student can
be nominated for more than one office. That student has the right to decline a nomination if he
or she does not desire the role or meet the qualifications. Students may nominate themselves.
Every nomination must be seconded by another House member. The President must ask the
nominee if they accept the nomination prior to placing their name on the ballot. Throughout the
nomination meeting a member of the executive team should record the names and reasons for
the nominations. At the close of the meeting, nominees are informed that they will be given two

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to four minutes in the next meeting to speak to the House advocating their election before votes
are taken.

Following the meeting, the president reviews nominations and removes those who are not
qualified. The president submits the nominees for the Chamberlain position to the Director of
Residence Life for approval since that position has unique responsibilities. Nominees who do
not qualify are removed from the list and are notified of their removal by the president.

The second all-House meeting concludes the election process. The president begins by
reviewing the election process and then announces nominees. Nominees for each position are
given two to four minutes to speak to the House. At that time all nominees for President leave
the room. If current president is a nominee, one of the House advisors will step in. Discussion
ensues among remaining House members regarding qualifications of the candidates.

Meetings and Events
Main Contact (Form): Student Services (http://www.tkc.edu/abouttkc/eventregistration/)
Poster Approval: Jennifer Tharp, Director of Student Services (jtharp@tkc.edu)

Room Reservations
Rooms may be reserved for officially sponsored House events. Please indicate your room
preference on the Event Registration Form. You will receive an email response to your request
with a room confirmation. Classes have top priority in scheduling, and no rooms may be
scheduled until the classroom assignments for a semester have been completed.

Advertising
All House events should be registered via the online Event Registration Form
(http://www.tkc.edu/abouttkc/eventregistration/). Based upon the request, registered events and
meetings submitted at least seven days in advance will be advertised as follows:

           1.   Stetson TV announcements
           2.   TKC Weekly Email
           3.   Posters
           4.   The King’s College Comprehensive Calendar
                (http://www.tkc.edu/abouttkc/calendar/)

Houses may also want to consider purchasing advertisements in the student newspaper and
other student publications.

Posters
Please submit all posters to the Director of Student Services for approval. Once approved, the
College will place the poster(s) on the designated bulletin boards and stands.

Table tents may be placed on the tables in the café for a period of one week before the event.
The table space must be reserved through the Office of Student Services as well. No posters or
fliers may be taped, nailed, or attached to the doors, walls, or windows of the College.

Fundraising and Other Solicitation
The King’s College reserves the right to determine what sales and/or fundraising efforts take
place on campus, inside College housing, or use the College brand for promotional use. As a

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result, all fundraising activities involving on-campus and housing facilities must receive prior
approval from the Office of Student Services.

Door-to-door solicitation within College housing is prohibited, as well as any fundraising or sales
practices that violate any local, state, or federal laws.

Event Registration Procedure
Any event or meeting on campus must be accompanied by a request for space and set up
details via the Event Registration Form, found on the College website at
http://www.tkc.edu/abouttkc/eventregistration/. Please proceed through the following steps to
reserve meeting/activity space. Section 1 of the event registration form must be filled out for
both meetings and events. Section 2 must be filled out for events. Section 2 ensures that your
sound and setup needs can be met. A response will be emailed within 48 business hours upon
receiving the event registration.

Once the event has been approved, the Event Coordinator may send all advertising information
to Student Services at studentservices@tkc.edu. The information provided will be included on
the campus calendar and the TKC Weekly email. The Event Coordinator should touch base
with Facilities, Media Center and IT to review arrangements the week of the event.

To avoid event cancellation and/or denial, please execute the following:
   • All events must be registered and approved via the Event Registration form.
   • All Student Lounge events require prior approval from The King’s Council.
   • Complete an Event Registration Form at least 48 business hours prior to event.
   • Cancellations must be at least 48 business hours prior to an event.
   • Events in the Student Lounge should be open to entire the College.
   • Unless otherwise approved, rated “R” films should be shown in a classroom. Rated “R”
       films must be approved by a supervising faculty or staff prior to viewing.
   • Until a College receptionist confirmation is sent to the requestor, events are not be
       publicized. All posters must be approved by the Director of Student Services.
   • Set-up details for more than 50 attendees require the Facilities Manager prior approval.
   • Alcoholic beverages may not be served at student events.
   • Outside organizations using College space must be approved by the Vice President of
       Operations.
   • Outside organizations using College space are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages
       on campus without prior approval from Vice President of Operations.
   • Events taking place on the 15th floor and 330 Fifth Ave after hours (Monday through
       Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, all day) must have a staff or
       faculty member present for the duration of the event. This includes set-up and clean-up.
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OUR CAMPUS
Empire State Building
Bursar
15th Floor

Café
Lower Lobby

City Room
Lower Lobby

Executive Administration
15th Floor

Faculty
330 Fifth Avenue

Financial Aid
Lower Lobby

Founders Room
15th Floor

Office of Admissions
Lower Lobby

Office of Career Services
Lower Lobby

Office of Institutional Advancement
15th Floor

Office of Residence Life
Lower Lobby

Office of Student Development
Lower Lobby

Information Technology
Concourse Level

International Ventures
Lower Lobby


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Lost and Found
Lower Lobby

Rosezella Battles Library
Lower Lobby

Main Reception
15th Floor

Media Lab
Concourse Level

Operations
Concourse Level

Stetson Leadership Center
Lower Lobby

Student Lounge
Concourse Level

Student Services Desk
Lower Lobby

Student Services Conference Room
Lower Lobby

The Learning Center
Lower Lobby

The Lion
Lower Lobby

The King’s Council
Lower Lobby

The Writing Center
330 Fifth Avenue

Others Located at 330 Fifth Avenue
Socrates in the City
Trinity Grace Church
World Journalism Institute




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OUR RESOURCES
Athletics
Sean Horan, Athletic Director (shoran@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/athletics/default.html

The Athletic Program at The King's College is designed to serve students’ interests in sports
and recreational activities, whether they are competitive, recreational, and/or instructional.
Emphasis is placed on student leadership and involvement, as well as on the dedication and
commitment of club members.

The Athletic Program aims to promote health, physical well-being and physical skill
development among all participants. It also aims to develop leadership and management skills,
budgetary competence, and other professional qualities. This development will benefit the
participant throughout their lifetime and provide social/recreational opportunities for the entire
King’s community. Clubs represent the College in competition or may participate in intra-club
activities such as practices, instructional activities, social activities, demonstrations, and/or
scrimmages. For more information about athletics at The King’s College, please refer to the
contact information listed above.

Career Services
Verna L. Hamilton, Director of Career Development (vhamilton@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/careerservices/default.html

Designed to equip students with practical career skills and encourage their career development
pursuits, The King’s College Office of Career Services offers:

     •   Personalized resume consultations
     •   Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) self-assessments
     •   Seminars and workshops
     •   Specialized Interest Presentations
     •   Internship and Career Opportunity Postings (KINGlink)

Located on the Lower Lobby, please e-mail CareerServices@tkc.edu to schedule an
appointment. For KINGlink, please visit https://tkc-csm.symplicity.com/students.

Church
Local congregations: Please see http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/churches.asp.

The King’s College supports and encourages church involvement with local congregations as a
way to enhance one’s spiritual growth and overall college experience.

Spiritual development remains a vital aspect of the House System. As such, Houses serve as
contexts in which students are challenged to grow in Christ, character, and courage. There are
opportunities in every House to gather with others for Bible study and prayer, and to work with
fellow House members in undertaking missions and outreach projects.

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Counseling
Stacey Chen, Office of Student Development (schen@tkc.edu)

The King’s College has established partnerships with Redeemer Counseling Services as well as
several other individuals and organizations in New York City to meet the counseling needs of
our student body. These partnerships provide a range of helpful Christian counseling resources
(at significantly reduced rates) including access to licensed professionals, counseling support
groups, and intern counselors.

Note: The College is in process of starting an on-site counseling center and will offer services
starting fall 2010. Please refer to our website this September for an update regarding these
services http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/counseling.html.

Option 1: Redeemer Counseling Services

Address: 1359 Broadway, 4th Fl (btwn 35th and 36th St)
Phone: 212-370-0475 x1365
Email: missy@redeemer.com
Website: www.redeemer.com/care/counseling
Information about free support groups: www.redeemer.com/care/support_groups.

Cost: $60 per session

Getting Started: Follow instructions on website (Fax completed Adult Intake Form):
http://www.redeemer.com/care/counseling/getting_started.html
Skip “Application for Reduced Fee” and instead write “King’s College student” at the top of the
form.

Option 2: Summerhill Therapy (Laura Summerhill, MS Ed, LCSW)

Address: 153 Roebling St, 4th Fl (L train, one stop into Brooklyn)
Phone: 718-415-6406
Email: lcsummerhill@gmail.com
Website: www.summerhilltherapy.com

Cost: sliding scale, $50 per session

Getting Started: Request an appointment by phone or website, and note that you are a King’s
College student. You will likely be asked to complete an intake form before your first visit.

Option 3: Our Space Family Life Services

Address: 325 Broadway, 5th Fl, Suite 503 (N, R, Q, W to Canal St, walk south on Broadway)
Phone: 917-417-5271

Cost: $15 to see graduate level intern; $45 minimum for non-intern (reduced/sliding fee scale)

Getting Started: Request an appointment by phone, noting you are a King’s College student.
Intake forms will be completed at your first session.

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Option 4: Dr. Jay R. Feld, LMFT

Address: 280 Madison Avenue, Suite 708
Phone: 917-572-4068
Email: Doctorjay@Doctorjay.net
Website: www.doctorjay.net

Cost: Reduced rate of $75 for King’s students and staff

Getting Started: Request an appointment by phone, email or website, noting you are a King’s
College student.

Gym Facilities
Main Contact: Student Services (studentservices@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/fitness.html

The King’s College understands that physical fitness is vital to maintaining overall health. For
full-time students (12 or more credit hours), academic year gym memberships are available on a
limited, first-come, first-served basis at New York Health and Racquet Club. See below for more
information.

New York Health & Racquet Club (NYHRC)
60 West 23rd Street and various locations
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/fitness.html

Online registration begins in early August. During the academic year, gym membership is a $75
student account charge. Full-time students with summer enrollments may extend an existing
membership for an additional $25, payable by cash or check. For students without an existing
membership or summer enrollment, summer gym memberships are $75 payable by cash or
check.

Health Insurance: United Healthcare
Main Contact: Student Services (studentservices@tkc.edu)
Website: https://www.uhcsr.com/

The King’s College offers a customized student health insurance plan administered and
underwritten by United Health Care. United Health Care provides year-round coverage to over
335,000 students at colleges and universities with access to more than 563,000 physicians and
other health care professionals as well as 4,800 hospitals.

The King’s student health insurance plan is designed to provide the quality of health care
coverage students need at a price suited to a student's budget. Students who are American
citizens are not required to show proof of insurance at this time. International students must
show proof of health insurance prior to United States entry.

The King’s College recommends that all students have health insurance coverage. If a student
has been enrolled under his/her parents' policy, he/ she should check to make sure coverage
still applies. Group health plans often do not cover full-time student dependents once they have
reached a specific age, or when they are married. In addition, students who have declared
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financial independence for financial aid may not he covered. We also urge students who are
covered by an HMO, PPO or similar policy to determine the extent of coverage available.

For a full description of coverage including costs, benefits, exclusions, any reductions and
limitations, and the terms under which the coverage may remain in force, contact United
Healthcare Student Resources at 1-800-767-0700, or visit www.UHCSR.com.

International Ventures
David K. Leedy, Associate Dean of Students
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/international/

International Ventures are strategic projects organized by The King’s College that provide
students and faculty opportunities to engage political, religious, and economic issues in other
nations. Trip participants interact with national leaders and collaborate with top universities.
International Ventures teams, which typically consist of 8 to 15 students plus staff and faculty,
put feet to the mission of the The King’s College as they discuss Aristotle, Augustine, and Adam
Smith with leaders in other nations.

Jobs and Employment (KINGlink)
Main Contact: CareerServices@tkc.edu
Website: https://tkc-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php

KINGLink
KINGlink, The King’s College online job board sponsored by the National Association of
Colleges and Employers (NACE), gives students and alumni access to positions specifically
targeted to King's and to jobs that are available to all schools using the NACElink system.

NACElink Career Services Manager (KINGlink) has an advantage over the commercial job
boards in that it maintains a very strict privacy policy that is committed to maintaining the privacy
of personal information that students enter into KINGlink. The privacy policy discloses what
information we collect, how we use it, and how to correct and change it. To read the privacy
policy, please visit the KINGlink Privacy Policy, located on the website listed above.

To access KINGlink, go to https://tkc-csm.symplicity.com/students. If there is trouble logging
onto the site, please send an email to CareerServices@tkc.edu.

On-campus Jobs
Each semester The King’s College offers a limited number of student employment opportunities.

Academic Requirements
Students must have a 2.0 GPA to be considered for employment. Students dropping below a
2.0 grade point average during a semester in which they are employed will have their position
terminated at the end of the semester. Work is not an excuse for absenteeism or arriving late
for a class.

Hiring Procedures
When a College department seeks candidates to fill a position, it will post the position via
KINGlink. All openings are posted for a minimum of one week before interviewing begins.


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Prior to employment at the College, students must complete the following:

    • Employment Eligibility Verification Form. This form requires the signatures of the
      registrar to verify academic eligibility, the Director of Financial Aid to verify financial
      need status (see next section), and the department head to verify the offer of
      employment.
    • Reference Forms. Students must have a faculty member and a Student Development
      reference form completed. The forms should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the
      hiring Department.

Once hired, a student must complete the following forms:
    • W-4
    • I-9
    • Direct Deposit

Additionally, the supervisor must complete a Pre Approval/Salary Action Form, have it signed by
the Department Head, Director of Human Resources, Bursar, and submit it to the Payroll Office.

No payment will be made to a student for employment until all required forms have been filed
with Human Resources.

Length of Position
The term of employment is typically one semester unless otherwise stipulated. At the end of
each semester, the College will evaluate its hiring needs and the quality of a student’s work to
determine if an offer will be made to a student for the following semester. There are no
guarantees that a job will be carried over from one semester to the next.

Hours
Student employees will not be allowed to work more than 20 hours a week. Part-time positions
requiring more than 20 hours a week must be approved by the Human Resources Department.

Student Services
Jennifer Tharp, Director of Student Services
Contact: studentservices@tkc.edu or 212-659-7285

Student Services provides opportunities, resources, and solutions to aid students in the pursuit
of their educational goals, increase student satisfaction, and help retain students to the College.
Student Services facilitates New Student Orientation, FOUNDATIONS (a three-session, new
student seminar), concierge services, and partners with House Scholars to offer academic
services through the Learning Center. Student Services is available to answer any questions
you may have.

Student Services Desk
Location: Lower Lobby

This is the place to access information about King’s and New York City. Our Student Services
Representatives are prepared to answer college-related questions or to locate the answer if
necessary. Student Services is committed to providing opportunities, resources, and solutions
for matters related to a King’s constituent, whether in the College or New York City.
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The Learning Center
Main contacts: House Scholars at tlc@tkc.edu

The Learning Center houses a collection of academic support services and programs including:
   •   Tutoring
   •   Writing Center (The Scriptorium)
   •   Study Skills
   •   The King’s English (public speaking)

TKC Weekly
The TKC Weekly is an all-campus e-newsletter sent to all King’s e-mail accounts. This weekly
communication describes upcoming events, urban involvement opportunities and other campus
news. Student Services also maintains the comprehensive calendar (www.tkc.edu/calendar)
and the Student Portal event list (http://cams.tkc.edu/estudent).

King’s List
Website: http://kingslist.tkc.edu/
The King’s College version of Craig’s List. Buy and Sell textbooks, furniture, or other items on
this website.

Gothamize Yourself Blog
Website: http://gothamizeyourself.blogspot.com/
A blog of fun and interesting things to do in New York City, developed by the Office of Student
Services.

E-mail Publicity
Main contact: studentservices@tkc.edu

The all-College student e-mail list is to be used for official business only. College business
includes academic announcements, updates to College policies, and information about College
sponsored events. Student Organizations, non-official department sponsored events, and clubs
planning to send email announcements should send their requests to studentservices@tkc.edu.
Students are given the option to remove themselves from this list.


The King’s Council
Website: http://kingscouncil.wordpress.com/

President                             Pam Dodge (pdodge@tkc.edu)
Director of Finance                   Jordan Anderson (janderson@tkc.edu)
Director of Student Events            Madison Peace (mpeace@tkc.edu)
Director of Student Organizations     Houston Hough (ahough@tkc.edu)
Director of Communications            Emily Miller (emiller@tkc.edu)

Our student governing body, The King’s Council, consists of the House presidents and the
executive cabinet. Together they appropriate key initiative funding; plan student events, e.g.
Town Hall meetings and Spring Formal; oversee all student organizations, and address
expressed student concerns as they arise.

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Student Organizations
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/leadership/orgs/

Student Organizations are recommended through The King’s Council and approved by the
Dean of Students. To see a list of current student organizations or to find out more information
about student organizations, please see the website and the Student Organizations Handbook
at http://www.tkc.edu/students/leadership/orgs/pdf/Student%20Organization%20Handbook.pdf.

The Tent
Main Contact: Kari Kaughman (tent@tkc.edu)

This student-led initiative provides The King’s College an environment conducive to
encountering God and fostering a personal relationship with Him. Held weekly on Thursday
evenings, The Tent encourages a lifestyle of celebration, worship, prayer and corporate praise.

OUR TRADITIONS
All-Campus Gathering
Times to gather, to reflect, and to make important College announcements

Barton Blood Drive
Community-wide blood donor event

Basketball Competition
Spring semester all-campus House Competition event

Brick Wall
Located in the Student Lounge, each brick represents a student’s investment in building the
House System

City Engagement
Community outreach

Commencement Weekend
Honors graduates and promotes the College to potential donors

Drama Competition
Fall all-campus event usually occurring at the Fall Retreat

Fall Retreat
All-campus weekend away from campus to worship, hear dynamic speakers and form College
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Final Debate
The lively discussion that marks the end of Interregnum

Great Race
Scavenger hunt throughout New York City to introduce new students

Hall of Honor
Located in Lower Lobby, the banners display the current House Competition ranking positions

Homecoming
Students versus Alumni soccer match and other events celebrate The King’s College

Honor Code Ceremony
This solemn assembly formally inducts incoming students into The King’s College community

House Competition
A series of events conducted throughout the academic year that begins with the Great Race
and culminates ends with Interregnum. The champion House name is then added to the House
Cup located in the Student Development Office.

House Elections
Elections held every spring semester after The King’s Council student body president election
and cabinet member selection

Interregnum
A three-day all-campus event to intellectually dissect a theme (e.g. “Avarice”)

Inviso
Weekends designed to give prospective students and their parent a King’s glimpse

New Student Orientation
Parents Weekend
Parents of King’s students visit to enjoy time within New York City

Red and Green Affair
Held during the holiday season, the Houses of Lewis and Thatcher sponsor this all-campus
social event

Spring Formal
Sponsored by The King’s Council, an upscale social event to gather students, faculty and
College friends, celebrate the year’s achievements and officially end the student body
president’s term

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Statesmanship Forum
Monthly training sessions attended by the Statesmanship Institute (i.e. students holding House
Systems and/or The King’s Council executive team)

Summit
Intensive week-long offsite workshop designed to prepare House leaders and The King’s
Council executive team for incoming King’s students attending New Student Orientation.




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OUR NEW YORK CITY NEIGHBORS
Here’s Life Inner City
Website: http://www.hlic.org/

Here’s Life Inner City, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, sponsors the S.A.Y. Yes! Youth
Center mentor programs for children. These centers are located throughout New York City and
are designed to help children develop a relationship with Jesus and provide a safe after school
refuge.

Kids with a Promise
Website: http://www.bowery.org/Display.asp?Page=KidsWithAPromise

Kids with a Promise pairs teenagers with volunteer mentors. As a mentor, students meet with a
teenager from the Academy twice a month to form a relationship of accountability, develop
positive decision-making and problem-solving skills, and help to prepare them for college or
careers.

Student Venture
Contact: Moses Sanchez (Moses.D.Sanchez@gmail.com), King’s ‘08
Website: http://www.studentventure.com/

Student Venture, the Campus Crusade for Christ high school ministry, reaches 160,000+ New
York City high school students. It coordinates after-school ministry programs and shares the
Gospel with as many high school youth as possible. By volunteering, students receive urban
teenager mentoring opportunities.

World Vision
Contact: Christina Hykes (chykes@worldvision.org)
Website: http://www.worldvisionusprograms.org/#/newyork

World Vision, one of the largest Christian humanitarian organizations, is dedicated to tackling
the causes of poverty and injustice. Their New York City program seeks to transform the lives
and neighborhoods of underserved children and families through partnerships with local
leaders, organizations, and social-political systems. Opportunities for King's College students
include serving as mentors for students at a South Bronx middle school and helping in the
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WHERE AND HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER
Shawn C. Best, Director of Residence Life (reslife@tkc.edu)
Main Contacts: House Chamberlains

King’s students enjoy living in the Midtown Manhattan and Lower East Side neighborhoods of
New York City. The King’s College community is distinct, while it also exists among New York
City residents. This creates unique opportunities and requires specific responsibilities. Students
currently reside in the following three buildings:

          The Herald Towers
          50 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
          Security: 212.736.5700 (extension 201)

           The Vogue
           990 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
           Security: 212.239.2990

           Ludlow Residence
           101 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002
           Security: 212.592.2001

Building Amenities
Room Furnishings

Herald Towers and Vogue Apartments
The Herald Towers and The Vogue provide single bedroom, single bathroom apartments which
each house three students. Every apartment has the following appliances, furniture and
housewares (please note students must bring their own linens):


 Living area             Kitchen                Bedroom                   Housewares
 • Couch                  • Refrigerator        • Beds (Twin)             • Silverware

 • Table                  • Stove                • Dresser drawers          (settings for four)

 • Chair                  • Microwave oven         (three per resident)   • Dishes and cups

   (one per resident)                            • Lamps                  • Pots and pans

 • Desk                                            (two per apartment)

   (one per resident)



If students live in apartments with carpet, they are expected to clean all spills immediately.
Failure to keep carpet or rugs clean may result in a loss of deposit. Chamberlains can help
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Ludlow Residence
The Ludlow Residence is comprised of double and single occupancy dorm-style rooms, each
sharing a bathroom with a neighbor.

Rooms are all equipped with:
   • Bunkable/loftable beds (extra-long mattress 36” x 80”)
   • Desks and chairs
   • Personal closet nooks and dressers
   • Refrigerator/microwave combo units
   • Direct TV and internet jacks

Shared community space is also available in the building including an outdoor terrace,
community room, kitchen and free laundry facilities.

Additional furniture is not permitted, since space is limited. In addition, the use of any personal
appliances is limited to the community kitchen. Appliances may not be used in individual rooms
due to fire safety hazards.

Building Amenities
The Herald Towers
Residents have access to laundry facilities on the 3rd floor and a small gym on the 25th floor. A
roof deck is also available during the warmer months of the year. Backdoor security passes are
required to access the gym and roofdeck.

The Vogue
Residents have access to a washer/dryer on every floor and a rooftop year-round.

Ludlow
Residents have 24-hour access to a community room and kitchen located on the basement
level. Comfortable furniture, wireless internet access, television, drafting tables and game
tables are provided for resident enjoyment.

Laundry facilities are free for residents and are located on the basement level. The machines
have a feature called ”Laundry View,” which allows residents to receive updates online about
which machines are available and status on current loads. Visit www.laundryview.com to learn
more.

A 2,500 private terrace on the second floor is open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. every day.

Front Desk and Security
Located in the main lobby of each of our buildings, the front desk is the communication center
for residents. Services include:

      Package delivery
      Emergency maintenance concerns
      Visitor assistance
      Emergency assistance



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The front desk operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact the front desk, please
use the intercom located on the entry way wall of each apartment/dorm room. The King’s
College will not be held liable for personal items left any front desk locations.

Ludlow Security
Front desk security is responsible for monitoring guest and security policies. When entering the
building, students must present their King’s photo identification card to the security officer.
Students and guests are required to provide photo identification when requested by a security
officer or other college official. If students have a concern regarding security services they
should speak to a residence life staff member. Guests of students are required to leave photo
identification with the front desk while visiting.

Trash and Garbage Disposal
Garbarge disposal bins are located on every floor by the elevators. Garbage may not be stored
or piled up in student rooms. Residents may not temporarily place garbage in the hallway.

In Herald Towers and The Vogue, recycle bins are located on every floor. Community recycle
bins can be found in the basement of the Ludlow Residence.

Internet and Telephone
Each apartment comes equipped with high speed, wireless internet access. The College
expects that all students will use the internet with integrity.

The College recommends that students use a personal cell phone as a primary means of
communication. Land lines are not provided in apartments.

Mail and Packages
Mail is delivered to mail boxes located on the ground level of each residence building.

Package deliveries are kept in package rooms near the front desk. When deliveries are
received:
   • Residents receive a notice indicating a package has arrived for pick-up
   • Registered mail receipt notices are placed in mailboxes and deliveries are held at the
       front desk until the resident signs
   • Cash On Delivery packages, i.e. COD, are not accepted

The King’s College is not responsible for the loss or damage of any packages or mail a student
may receive. New students should have packages arrive after the first full day of residence; any
mail prior will be automatically returned to the home address.

Applying For Residential Housing
Initial Housing Applications (New Residents)
New resident applicants must:
  • Complete application and submit it with a $50 nonrefundable application fee, signed
      housing contract and $600 deposit.
  • Deposit fee ($600) is:
          o Held as security against property damage during a student’s time in residential
              housing
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           o   Forfeited if student fails to move into College housing
           o   Forfeited if student breaks the contract
           o   Used to cover damage costs upon a student’s check-out; charges exceeding
               $600 are billed to a student’s account
           o   Refunded with satisfactory check-out (i.e., no damage or cleaning fees)

Note that:
   • Placement in housing is dependent upon room availability.
   • Once the Office of Residence Life receives the signed housing contract and deposit, the
       Bursar is notified and the first semester bill is generated.
   • Housing payment for each semester are due on or before:
           o July 31, 2010 (Fall)
           o December 31, 2010 (Spring)
   • Rooms may be reassigned if payment is not received

Housing Application Renewals (Returning Residents)
Students must reapply for housing each year in accordance with deadlines publicized by the
Office of Residence Life. Housing placements are made based on room availability. A
student’s initial housing deposit carries over to the following year.

Housing Payment Plans
Main contact: Fanny Perez, Bursar (fperez@tkc.edu)
212-659-7200

The King’s College has payment plans available. Please contact the Bursar to avoid late fees
and other negative actions that accompany late housing payments (i.e. contract cancellation,
additional charges, and/or eviction).

Housing Appeals Committee
Extenuating circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the Housing Appeals
Committee, chaired by the Director of Residence Life. For more information, email
reslife@tkc.edu.

Apartment/Room Assignments and Change Requests
The housing contract stipulates that only the student who is assigned a space by the Office of
Residence Life can occupy that space. Any vacant space may be assigned to another student
selected by The King’s College without prior notification to fellow residents. No student is
permitted transfer or assign any rights obtained through the housing contract to any other
person.

Roommate assignments are made without regard to disability, race, religion, creed or national
origin. Residence Life makes every effort to honor preferences noted on Housing applications,
but cannot guarantee all requests. Regardless of how well roommates seem to match, traits
such as cooperation, compassion and communication are the keys to making roommate
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While The King’s College reserves the right to change room assignments, room/roommate
changes are not our primary means of intervention for roommate conflict; instead, we
encourage students to gain skills to resolve differences, with the help of their Helmsman,
Chamberlain, or Residence Life staff member as needed.

If a student experiences conflict with roommates, the student will be directed to follow these
steps:

       •   Try to resolve room conflicts directly with the person(s) involved.
       •   Invite the Helmsman or Chamberlain to help mediate or act as a sounding board.
       •   Ask the Chamberlain to have Residence Life Staff get involved, if necessary.
       •   Write up a contract (or modify the existing roommate expectations agreement) and
           decide on a probationary period during which the terms of the contract will be
           practiced.
       •   Have a check-up/evaluation meeting at the end of the probationary period. Modify
           the contract and schedule a subsequent check-up meeting as necessary.

If a student has followed the above procedure and still wishes to request a room change, s/he
may email the Chamberlain and Office of Residence Life detailing the following information:

       •   The reason the student feels a change is needed
       •   The date on which the student would like to see the change become effective
       •   Examples of attempts made to resolve conflicts or issues
       •   A brief summary of the conclusion of an reconciliatory attempts

Your request will be discussed by the Residence Life team. If it is clear that you have tried to
resolve issues but nothing has changed, a room change will be considered, if space allows. In
a case where a room change is offered, Residence Life contacts potential future roommates to
prepare for the move guides individuals, old roommates, and new roommates through the
transition process.

Moving In and Out
Main contact: House Chamberlain

                    Fall 2010                                       Spring 2011
 New Student              Saturday                New Student              Friday
 Check-in                 8/21/2010               Check-in                 1/7/2011
                          9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                            9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Returning Student       Friday                   Returning Student        N/A
 Check-in                8/20/2010                Check-in
                         9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Check-out if not        Wednesday                All Student Check-out    Monday
 returning spring        12/15/2010                                        5/9/2011
 semester                Before 5:00 p.m.                                  5:00 p.m.

Check-In
Returning Student Check-in will be on Friday, August 20, 2010 and New Student Check-in will
be on Saturday, August 21, 2010. Students who check in after these days and during the
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regular academic year will need to make prior arrangements with the Office of Residence Life
by contacting reslife@tkc.edu. Improper check-outs may incur fees.

Check-Out
Student checkout for Fall 2010 will be on Wednesday, December 15th, and for Spring 2011 will
be on Monday, May 9th. Students checking out during the regular academic year must make
prior arrangements with the Office of Residence Life by contacting reslife@tkc.edu. Improper
check-outs may incur fees.

Students must schedule a check-out appointment with their House Chamberlain, remove all
personal belongings and clean their room/apartment before checking out (according to the
Cleaning Inspection Check-list which can be obtained from House Chamberlains). At the time
of the check-out appointment, a Chamberlain will complete the Student Assigned Furniture
Assessment and Apartment Condition Report (or Room Condition Report for Ludlow) with the
student. The Chamberlain will collect keys/access cards and make note of any changes. The
room should be left in the same condition it was found. If a student moves out at any time
during the academic year without obtaining an approved cancellation, s/he will continue to be
responsible for all housing charges through the end of the academic year.

Departure Checklist

Students must perform the following prior to vacating rooms/apartments:
     CLEAN
     Tub
     Toilet
     Stove
     Oven
     Floor
     Microwave
     Refrigerator

     REMOVE all personal belongings

     SWEEP AND DUST the entire space

     REMOVE marks from
     Walls
     Ceilings
     Floors
     Carpet
     Furniture
     Counter tops
     RETURN furniture to its original condition and location

     REQUEST a Chamberlain check-out appointment at least 24 hours prior to departure

     RETURN all keys and building access cards to the designated Chamberlain

     COMPLETE a change of address form at the U.S. Post Office so that mail is forwarded


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       ** Note: The King’s College takes no responsibility for student mail **

Extensions
The Office of Residence Life and Facilities Management do not grant exceptions or extentions
on a general basis. If a student is facing extenuating circumstances, he or she must contact
reslife@tkc.edu in advance to request an exception. Students who are graduating or not
returning to housing may not remain in housing without approval from the Director of Residence
Life. Students failing to complete a proper check-out may incur fees and/or lose their housing
deposit.

Freight Elevators
The Herald Towers
Freight elevator use is free during normal business hours (8am-4pm) with an approved Rental
Office Pass, which can be arranged by contacting the Office of Residence Life 24 hours in
advance. For usage outside of normal business hours, there is a $50/hour charge.

All non-luggage (e.g. furniture, televisions, luggage carts, boxes, etc.) must be moved via the
freight elevator and 33rd Street back entrance. Under no circumstances should furniture or
similar items enter the main 34th Street entrance or the lobby elevators.

The Vogue
With at least 48 hours advance notice, The Vogue offers free freight elevator use at all times.
Please contact the Office of Residence Life to arrange assistance when moving large and/or
heavy items in or out of the building.

Ludlow
The Ludlow Residence does not have a freight elevator.

Apartment/Room Decor
The King’s College encourages residents to create a comfortable living environment by
decorating their living space. However, The King’s College asks that all decorations, posters,
photographs, etc. be in good taste and in keeping with the Christian mission of the College. As
a result, King’s prohibits residents from hanging pornographic or highly suggestive materials on
walls. Students should be considerate of their roommates. Students should not hang anything
on a wall that will require spackling and painting at the end of the year. The following actions
and/or are not permitted:

   •    Painting
   •    Wallpaper, contact paper, or other strong adhesives
   •    Large screws or large nails
           o Students may use pushpins, small nails and tape
           o These items must be removed prior to check-out
   •    Concrete anchors in walls, ceilings and doors

Inspections and Damages
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Room inspections are performed when a student moves in to residential housing and when they
depart. Together with a Chamberlain, each student must review and sign required forms,
including the following:
     • Student Assigned Furniture Assessment (SAFA) - records the condition of personally
        assigned items (e.g. bed, desk, chair). Required for Herald Tower and Vogue residents.
     • Apartment Condition Report (ACR) – records the condition of shared apartment items.
        Required for Herald Tower and Vogue residents.
     • Room Condition Report (RCR) – records the condition the room and room furnishings.
        Required for Ludlow residents.

These forms are used to assess and calculate any room or apartment damages. Damage
beyond normal wear and tear is billed jointly to all roommate accounts unless one individual
takes full responsibility for the damage.

Ludlow Common Area Damage and Property Liability
No students are permitted to take, damage or deface (with graffiti markers, paints or other
means) any residence hall property. Costs to repair, replace or restore college property to its
original condition will be billed to whoever is responsible. The person(s) responsible will also
face disciplinary action.

Damage to common areas of the Ludlow Residence is assessed at the end of each semester.
If the individual or group responsible for any damage is not identified, the cost of the damage
will be divided amount the total resident population and deducted from their housing deposits.

Billing for Damages
Students who have room damages will receive a bill from the College. A hold will be placed on
student records until the bill is paid in full. Financial Aid deferments are unacceptable for
settling damage fees.

If students are not returning to Residence Life, the housing deposit will be applied against any
damages. Students who are returning are billed for the full cost of damage, since their deposit
must be left on account for the coming year. All charges billed must be paid no later than the
date indicated on the billing letter. Failure to comply may result in any or all of the following:

   •   Cancellation of one’s housing reservation for the upcoming year
   •   A hold on student’s records, transcripts, and registration

If a student receives notification from the Office of Residence Life regarding damage charges
and they wish to appeal the charges, the appeal letter must be completed and submitted to the
Housing Appeals Committee, attn: Director of Residence Life (reslife@tkc.edu) within 30 days.

Failure to complete a proper check out: $50 (minimum fee) to $600
Room cleaning: $100/hour

Married Students
Married students who reside in College housing are required to abide by all Residence Life and
College policies, with the exception of the following:

   •   Overnight guest policies

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   •   Privacy hours

Married couples are responsible for making sure guest behavior is consistent with The King’s
College community standards.

Primary Residence Requirement
The King’s College Housing must be a student’s primary place of residence during a contracted
term. This means that the student must live in housing more than 50% of the time. If it
becomes clear that King’s housing is not the student’s primary residence, the student may forfeit
his or her place in housing without refund.

Cleaning
Routine Cleaning
The King’s College expects that residents regularly perform the following apartment cleaning
tasks:

   •   Sweep all floors
   •   Wipe and/or scrub stove top (Herald Towers and Vogue)
   •   Clean the inside of both conventional and microwave ovens
   •   Clean and disinfect sink, tub/shower, and toilet bowl
   •   Wipe out the refrigerator and dispose of any stale food
   •   Clean the inside windows with glass cleaner

Students can check-out a vacuum cleaner, if needed, by contacting their Chamberlain and
submitting an ID card. The identification will be returned upon the vacuum’s return.

Monthly Apartment and Room Inspections
Main contact: House Chamberlain

Room inspections, scheduled and conducted by House Chamberlains, take place once a month
in accordance with Residence Life standards and are the joint responsibility of all persons
residing in a room or apartment. In preparation for these inspections, residents must clean their
apartments according to the Room Inspection Checklist, which can be found online at
http://www.tkc.edu/students/forms/.

If, at any time, a College apartment is deemed unsanitary or if it appears that residents are not
meeting apartment inspection expectations, the College will arrange for the room to be
professionally cleaned and the cleaning charge (approximately $100/hr) will be billed directly to
the residents’ student account.

Extermination / Pest Control Procedures
Exterminators make regular visits to the Herald Tower and Ludlow Residences.

To request pest control services at The Vogue or apart from regularly scheduled visits at Herald
Towers, fill out a King’s College Maintenance Request on the College website at
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To request pest control services apart from regularly scheduled visits at Ludlow, fill out a work
order at the security desk. Exterminators will be escorted to all rooms by security or by a
member of the Residence Life staff.

Guests/Visitors
Visitors and Overnight Privileges
Herald Towers and Vogue Visitors
Residents may host guests during visiting hours as long as guests do not cause roommate
conflict or interfere with study time. Hosts must accompany guest(s) at all times and must be
considerate ofsurrounding neighbors. In addition, residents and guests must avoid:
   •   Congregating in public areas such as balconies, hallways, or stairwells
   •   Sitting, standing, or walking on ledges (i.e. Vogue rooftop)

Herald Towers and Vogue Overnight Privileges
To host an overnight guest in The Herald Towers or Vogue, these guidelines apply:
   •   Opposite gender guests are not permitted to stay overnight in The King’s College
       housing.
   •   Each roommate must give written consent by signing an Overnight Guest Request form
       (http://www.tkc.edu/students/forms/pdf/OvernightGuestForm.pdf) prior to guest invitation.
   •   Completed Overnight Guest Request forms must be submitted to House Chamberlains
       at least 24 hours in advance (48-72 hour notice recommended).
   •   Residents can host visitors for no more than three consecutive days in a seven-day
       period, and no more than 10 days in a month.
   •   The maximum cumulative semester stay for any guest is 6 nights.
   •   Residents must be present during guest stays and are responsible for guest actions.

Guest and/or host resident behavior inconsistent with The King’s College expectations may
result in revoking guest overnight privileges and/or other disciplinary action deemed necessary
to ensure King’s community safety and security.

Ludlow Visitors
The Ludlow Residence’s guest policy allows students to host visitors in a responsible manner.
Maximum occupancy follows established fire codes and allows no more than 2 guests per
resident student. All guests are required to sign in at the security desk and show a valid photo
ID. The guest ID will be held at the security desk while the guest is in the building. All guests
must leave residence hall premises by 11:00 p.m., unless prior approval to stay overnight has
been granted by your House Chamberlain. If a visitor stays past 11:00 p.m., security or a
residence life staff member will escort him or her off the premises. Failure to follow the guest
policy will result in loss of guest privileges and disciplinary action.

Every guest must have a host and be accompanied by the host while in the residence halls or
apartments. Guests may not have residence keys at any time. Visitors are expected to comply
with all college policies and regulations as well as federal and state laws. Students are
responsible for the behavior of their guests and are held accountable for their actions. Should
their guests violate any of The King’s College rules and regulations, the Residence Director or
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Ludlow Overnight Guest Privileges
To host an overnight guest in Ludlow, these guidelines apply:

   •    Opposite gender guests are not permitted to stay overnight in King’s College housing.
   •    Each roommate (if applicable) must give written consent by signing an Overnight Guest
        Request form (http://www.tkc.edu/students/forms/pdf/OvernightGuestForm.pdf) prior to
        guest invitation.
   •    Completed Overnight Guest Request forms (whether or not residents have roommates)
        must be submitted to your House Chamberlain at least 24 hours in advance (48-72 hour
        notice recommended). Guests under 18 must be clearly identified on any guest request
        form.
   •    If approval is granted by a Chamberlain, King’s residents can obtain an overnight pass
        by visiting the Ludlow security desk and reqesting that a pass be issued and signed by a
        Ludlow security officer before 11:00 p.m. on the day of a requested overnight visit.
   •    Residents can have visitors stay overnight for no more than three consecutive days in a
        seven-day period, and no more than 10 days in a month.
   •    The maximum cumulative semester stay for any guest is 6 nights
   •    Residents must be present during guest stays and are responsible for guest actions.

Privacy Hours
The Herald Towers and Vogue
The following times reflect guest-restricted hours and are reserved for tenant residents only:

       Sunday through Thursday                          1:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
       Friday and Saturday                              2:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

When all roommates give expressed consent, privacy hours do not apply to same-gender
students.

Ludlow Privacy Hours
The following times reflect guest-restricted hours and are reserved for tenant residents only

       Everyday                                   11:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.

When all roommates give expressed consent, privacy hours do not apply to same-sex students
in housing.

School-Break Overnight Guest Priviledges
The Herald Towers and Vogue
During school breaks, there is no limit on the length of guest stays when only one resident is
present in a room. If more than one resident is present in a room, guests can stay up to three
nights consecutively or up to 4 nights cumulatively within any two week period. The following
stipulations apply:

   •    Only same sex guests are allowed to stay (with the exception of immediate family
        members if there is only resident present)
   •    All residents (whether present or absent) must give consent.
   •    Students may not allow guests to use their room if they are not present.
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    •   Residents are responsible for the actions of their guests and must ensure that guests
        comply with building and college regulations. Guests must also respect rights or
        roommates.
    •   Inappropriate behavior on the part of the host or guest may result in revocation of guest
        privileges (for the host) and removal from housing (for the guest).

Ludlow
Ludlow school-break overnight guest policies are the same as when school is in session (as
noted above).

Holiday and Vacation Break Closure
College housing does not close during holidays or breaks.

Maintenance and Repairs
Herald Towers and Vogue
Maintenance and repair requests can be submitted online using the Maintenance Request Form
(www.tkc.edu/students/reslife/maintenance.html). Students should only contact building
security or the front desk in cases requiring immediate attention (e.g. flooding, loss of
electricity).

If a maintenance request remains unaddressed 72 hours after the initial form submission,
residents should submit a second request. The second request will be flagged within the Office
of Residence Life tracking system, so that staff can follow up with the appropriate parties. The
King’s College and building management (Herald Towers, Vogue, Ludlow) reserve the right to
enter apartments to perform necessary maintenance at any time.

Ludlow
If a student’s room needs repair (faucet or toilet leaks, damaged shower, faulty electrical outlet,
etc.) the student should fill out a maintenance request form at the front desk. Students should
retain a copy of the request and indicate a phone number where they can be reached.

Clogged toilets, water leaks or other emergency repairs should be reported immediately to the
front security desk.

Community Rights and Responsibilities
The King’s College community members possess both rights and corresponding responsibilities.
If these responsibilities are not being upheld and other’s rights are being compromised, a
student may face disciplinary action and/or removal from housing.

Each member has a RIGHT to:                        Each member is also RESPONSIBLE for:
• Live in a clean and secure environment              • Keeping track of scheduled deadlines
                                                         and financial obligations

•   Receive written copies of College housing          •   Addressing and/or reporting Honor
    policies which govern individual and group             Code violations to appropriate staff
    behavior
•   Expect respect and personal property               •   Respecting others’ rights and privacy
    safety
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•   Study without interference                         •   Keeping noise levels to a minimum

•   Be free from intimidation, harassment or           •   Immediately reporting hate crimes
    hate crimes on the basis of race, color,
    national origin, ancestry, gender, religion,       •   Cooperating and fulfilling reasonable
    age, disability and sexual orientation                 College staff and official requests

•   Access staff providing assistance,                 •   Monitoring guest behavior
    guidance, and support as needed
                                                       •    Positively contributing to the overall
•   Request and expect roommates to attend                 community
    meetings for the purpose of resolving
                                                       •   Attending roommate meetings upon
    issues and living well together
                                                           request and working through issues
                                                           that may arise to their best of their
                                                           ability


Respecting Others’ Rights
Students are expected to conduct themselves with proper respect for the rights, property, and
privileges of other residents.

Individuals whose behavior violates these expectations may be subject to disciplinary action and
or removal from the College or from College housing. If behaviors present an imminent threat to
self or others, or represent an egregious and willful affront to the rights of others, the student
may be removed without prior notice, pending judicial review.

Final disposition in judicial matters shall be the responsibility of the Dean of Students or his
designee.

Noise
To maintain mutually respectful neighbor relations, King’s expects residents and guests to
refrain from making any disturbing sound that interferes with the overall community’s comfort.
Examples of prohibited action include:

    • Practicing or playing musical instruments in stairwells
    • Loud audio, radio, television or other equipment

Alcohol
The King’s College abides by New York State and federal laws, which state that alcohol is illegal
to anyone under 21 years old. As a result, the following alcohol consumption guidelines apply
to College events:

    •   Alcohol is not served at student events.
    •   Alcoholic beverages are non-reimbursable items for any student or student organization.
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   •    Students are not permitted to consume alcohol (with the exception of specifically labeled
        cooking wine used for meal-making) on campus or in housing owned or leased by the
        College, including balconies, stairwells, laundry rooms, roofs and other common areas.

The College neither condemns nor condones the consumption of alcoholic beverages as an act
unto itself. It does, however, desire that students who partake handle alcohol maturely and with
prudence. Drunkenness is unwise and biblically prohibited.

As The King’s College community strives to embody a Christian worldview, our approach to
alcohol consumption is shaped by the clear teachings of Scripture. Among these are the:

   •    Exhortation to honor God in everything, no matter how seemingly insignificant
        (1 Corinthians 10:31)
   •    Command to do nothing that will cause harm to another (1 Corinthians 8:12-13)
   •    Warning to not allow ourselves to be controlled by anything (1 Corinthians 6:12)
   •    Expectation that Christians are to submit to laws instituted by the government
        (Romans 13:1-7)

Drugs
The King’s College supports the municipal, state, and federal laws governing the possession,
use, and/or sale of controlled substances. Violations of these laws are not tolerated. Any
resident found to be selling or assisting in the sale of a controlled substance will be subject to
disciplinary action which may include immediate suspension from College housing pending
further judicial action.

Smoking
Except for The Vogue rooftop, The King’s College does not permit smoking on-campus or
campus-related property. This includes common areas such as:

   •    Balconies
   •    Stairwells
   •    Laundry rooms
   •    Other common areas

Internet Use/Abuse
Examples of inappropriate internet usage include:
   1. Unauthorized use of another employee’s e-mail or voicemail account or any other
      account maintained by the College; unauthorized access to data stored on e-mail or
      voice mail files is also inappropriate. Any attempt to obtain unauthorized access is
      included in this prohibition.
   2. Any attempt to inhibit authorized access to data, mail or programs stored on e-mail or
      voice mail systems;
   3. Any effort to prevent the college from monitoring e-mail, voice mail, or Internet systems;
   4. Transmission of obscene or harassing messages to any other individual (obscenity,
      ethnic slurs, racial comments, off-color jokes, etc.);
   5. Use of the e-mail, voice mail, or Internet system to violate any other policy of the college;

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   6. Any illegal, unethical, or other activity that could adversely affect the college including
       the college’s reputation or image;
   7. Accessing sexually oriented Internet sites or the receipt, storage, or transmission of
       sexually oriented material;
   8. Unauthorized downloading of software;
   9. Unauthorized copying of copyrighted materials for use or distribution;
   10. Posting inaccurate, inappropriate, and unlawful business information;
   11. Unauthorized attempts to break into any computer that belongs to the college;
   12. Copying, sending, or posting confidential materials of the college;
   13. Sending chain letters.

Humans bear God’s image and thus have great significance and worth. Pornographic materials
reduce humans to mere physical objects to be exploited. Therefore, we do not permit any type
of pornographic material to be used, possessed or distributed on campus. This includes the use
of College computers and internet access to view pornographic sites. Students in violation of
this policy may be referred to a member of Student Development for appropriate action.

Inappropriate internet use may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal and/or
termination.

Pets
Fish are the only pets allowed in The Herald Towers or Vogue housing. Fish must fit in a
standard (under 2 gallon) fish bowl. No pets, including fish, are allowed in the Ludlow
Residence.

Sexuality
The King’s College promotes a lifestyle consistent with biblical teaching: sexual intercourse is a
gift from God to be enjoyed within a married, monogamous, heterosexual relationship.

Except for married students, sexual intercourse is not allowed on The King’s College campus
and/or College housing, including its common areas (e.g. balconies, stairwells, etc).

Health and Wellness
The King’s College proactively addresses student mental and physical health concerns and
provides a supportive community network. In addition, the College partners with licensed
professionals and provides referrals, as needed.

If a student exhibits behaviors that indicate he or she may self-inflict harm (e.g. eating disorder
patterns; substance abuse; suicidal statements, gestures and/or attempts) or harm others (e.g.
violent statements and/or actions), the College may intervene to protect the individual’s
wellbeing as well the King’s community.

Additionally, The King’s College reserves the right to refer a student to receive a psychological,
psychiatric or alcohol/drug evaluation as a pre-condition to continuing attending classes and
residing in College housing. In such cases, results are used to determine the mutually
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OUR DISCIPLINE
The Honor Code Explained
David K. Leedy, Associate Dean of Students (dleedy@tkc.edu)

Honor is a guiding principle of The King’s College community. Every incoming student, staff,
and faculty member signs the Honor Code during New Student Orientation as a public
declaration of their commitment to uphold honor in the community. The Honor Code states:



       A
              student of The King's College will not lie, cheat, steal, or turn a blind eye to those
              who do. Every student is honor bound to confront any other student who
              breaches the Honor Code.

Undergirding the Code is the enduring principle of honor. Honor entails discerning what is right,
counting the cost, and doing what is required. While the code prohibits deception; honor
embraces truthfulness in all human relations. The code forbids cheating; honor calls for
complete fairness and justice. The code prohibits theft; honor requires the utmost respect for
the person and property of others.

The viability of The King’s College community depends on every member, which is why the
second part of the Honor Code is vital. Members of the King’s community are responsible to
confront breaches of honor. In a society that exalts tolerance as the highest of virtues, we are
bucking cultural norms. The Christian ethic of love, however, calls us to a higher standard.

Handling Violations
First Offense – Confrontation: A student who becomes aware of another student in violation
of the Honor Code should confront that student. The student will notify the person being
confronted that he has the option to:

           1. Personally notify his/her House Staff Advisor within 48 hours (preferable) or
           2. Be reported to the Staff Advisor by the confronting student

Ideally, the issue will be resolved and go no further.

Second Offense – House Staff Advisor addresses the student: A student who has not
responded to the initial confrontation, or who has committed a second violation, will be
confronted by the student’s House Staff Advisor. The Staff Advisor may also allow members of
the student’s House Executive Team to address the student.

Third Offense – Meet with the Dean of Students: With a third breach of honor, the student
will meet with the Dean of Students, who will determine if the matter should go before the Honor
Council. Consequences deemed appropriate and beneficial to the student and the King’s
community will be determined by the Honor Council. Depending upon the nature and severity of
the offense, consequences may include probation, removal from college housing, educational
programming, suspension and/or expulsion.

Exceptions: Severe cases that involve illegality activity or potential harm to the student or other
members of the King’s community will be immediately elevated to the Dean of Students.

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The Honor Council
The Honor Council, the College judicial body, upholds the moral and ethical standards of The
King’s College. The Honor Council is comprised of the Dean of Students (or an alternate
designee), two faculty representatives, two staff representatives, and two student
representatives. Student representatives are selected by members of Student Development.
The Council adjudicates cases involving issues that threaten the viability of the King’s
community, including:

    •   Academic dishonesty
    •   Harassment
    •   Theft
    •   Ethical, moral or legal infractions
    •   Failure to maintain community standards

Note: Minor infractions and first offenses are typically handled by fellow students, college staff,
or faculty.

Grievances and Complaints
Contact: Eric Bennett, Dean of Students (ebennett@tkc.edu)

The Honor Council fields grievances brought by a student against another student, staff, or
faculty member. Students wishing to file a complaint should contact the Dean of Students.
Complaints must be submitted in writing and contain the date of the incident, names of those
involved, and a description of what happened. Complaints handled by the Honor Council
include:

    •   Harassment
    •   Assault
    •   Theft
    •   Extreme interpersonal conflict

The Honor Council refers criminal complaints to local authorities for investigation and
prosecution.

Upon review of grievances, the Honor Council will recommend disciplinary action. Disciplinary
action may include expulsion from the college, probation, compensation, apologies, counseling,
or educational programming.

Hearing Process
The Honor Council hears student cases according to the following procedure:
1. Student receives written notification of pending charge(s) against him/her
2. Student meets with Dean of Students to discuss charges and receives:
       a. Opportunity to respond to charge(s)
       b. An explanation of the disciplinary process
       c. Option to defend himself/herself
3. Dean of Students determines if findings necessitate an Honor Council hearing or if some
   other course of action is necessary
4. Honor Council meets to discuss charges against the student and to assign disciplinary
   action if warranted
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5. Student presents defense at this time
6. Student receives written Council decision and any related disciplinary action

Appeals
If a student would like to appeal a disciplinary decision, the appeal must be submitted within 5
business days. While the appeal is pending, the student must follow disciplinary sanctions
stipulated by the Dean of Students and/or Honor Council. The appeal should be submitted in
writing to the Dean of Students and clearly outline the reasons why disciplinary action is
deemed unfair.

Appeals will be reviewed by the President of the College. The student will receive written
notification of the outcome of the appeal once a decision has been reached.

OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY
As the Empire State Building is now the tallest New York City structure, security is a high
priority. The King’s College benefits from 24 hour/7 days a week security from the Empire State
staff as well as campus security camera equipment to monitor all movement. In addition, all
College housing provides security 24 hours, 7 days a week.

Identification Cards
Empire State Building
Main Contact: Ed Gruber, Facilities Manager (egruber@tkc.edu)

Obtaining a Card
Students can obtain an ID card from the Empire State Building to be used for the turnstiles.
When students receive their student ID card, they are provided with forms and instructions to
obtain their building ID card as well. A fee of $15 is applied to the student’s account for a
replacement building ID card.

Replacement
If the Empire State Building ID card is lost:
     • Deactivate card via e-mail to Facilities Manager (egruber@tkc.edu)
     • Pay fee initial $15 replacement fee; $30 per card thereafter

Visitors
All visitors entering the Empire State Building are required to check in at the Empire State
Building Guest Registration station before gaining access to the elevators. The Guest
Registration Station is located on the 34th Street side of the lobby in the Empire State Building.

Building identification cards are specific to cardholder and may not be transferred for any
reason. If this occurs, then the identification card will be confiscated immediately.

Upon graduation or withdrawal, please return identification card. Otherwise, the cardholder’s
student account will receive a $100 fee.

The King’s College
Main Contact: Ed Gruber, Facilities Manager (egruber@tkc.edu)


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The College campus is accessible only via The King’s College photo identification card.
Incoming students take photos and receive their ID cards during New Student Orientation. This
card also provides on-campus library borrowing privileges and acts as identification for the
Empire State Building identification card application.

If the card is lost, the student must notify the Facilities Manager (egruber@tkc.edu) to deactivate
the card and reissue a new one. A $10 initial replacement fee is billed to the student account.
Replacements thereafter are $20 per card.

Upon graduation or withdrawal, students must surrender The King’s College photo identification
card or have a $100 fee placed on the related student account.

Keys, Locks, Access Cards
Main contact: House Chamberlain or Office of Residence Life (reslife@tkc.edu)

The Herald Towers and Vogue residents each receive one apartment key and one mailbox key.
The Herald Towers residents also receive a backdoor pass/access card. Ludlow residents
receive one ID access card and one mailbox key. To protect the entire community’s safety, The
King’s College expects residents to be responsible, carry their own keys/access cards at all
times, and not lend or duplicate their keys for any reason.

Key and Access Card Replacement
Lost keys and access cards must be immediately reported to a House Chamberlain or Resident
Director, who will provide instructions about the replacement process. Keys and access cards
may only be duplicated by authorized King’s College staff. All new key and access card
charges must be settled directly with The King’s College Bursar or will be added to a student’s
bill. Charges will not be reversed should a student locate a lost key.

 Issue                            Action                           Related Fee
 Lost or missing apartment or     Report issue to Chamberlain      $20/key plus locksmith
 mailbox key                      immediately                      charges (if lock core
                                                                   replacement necessary);

 Ludlow mailbox key                                                $25/mailbox key for Ludlow
 Lost backdoor access card        Report issue to Chamberlain      $20/card
 (Herald Tower’s Residents)       immediately
 Lost room access card            Report issue to Chamberlain      $20/card
 (Ludlow Residents)               immediately
 Failure to return apartment or   None                             $25/key
 mailbox key
 Failure to return backdoor       None                             $25/card
 access card
 Failure to return room access    None                             $25/card
 card


Lock-out Procedures
The Herald Towers and The Vogue
If a student is locked out of an apartment, the student should first try to contact roommates to
find out if they are able to provide apartment access. If no roommates are available, the student
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should call the Chamberlain (Residence Life Emergency) Phone at 917-346-9157. The
Chamberlain on duty will meet the student in front of his/her apartment to provide “let-in” service
within 20-40 minutes. There is no charge for a first-occurrence “let-in.” Future “let-ins” are $5
each.

Ludlow
If a student is locked out of a room, the student must go to the security desk and the security
officer will let him into his room.

Lock Policy
To enhance security, King’s recommends that all residents use the apartment deadbolt lock
while inside the apartment or away from home. Under no circumstances should a student use
the deadbolt (or any other item) to prop the door open. This causes serious security risks and
students will be held accountable.

Restricted Room Access
The reasons The King’s College or building management may prevent tenants from
apartment/room access include, but are not limited to, the following:

   •   Dangerous living conditions (e.g. gas smell)
   •   Seriously delinquent housing fees
   •   Failure to vacate apartment as agreed contractually
   •   Tenants emotional, mental, physical instability

Right to Entry and Search
The King’s College reserves the right to enter rooms at any time for the following reasons:
   •   Apartment condition evaluations
   •   Periodic inspections
   •   General maintenance
   •   Potential risk to resident tenant’s health or safety
   •   College housing violation investigation
   •   Reasonable suspicion that a New York City, state and/or federal crime is in progress or
       has been committed

Renter’s Insurance
The King’s College accepts no responsibility for lost or stolen items. Renter’s insurance can be
purchased from most insurance agencies for a nominal charge. In some instances a students’
belongings may be covered by their parent’s home-owner’s policy. Students are responsible to
research and arrange any desired insurance coverage for their belongings.

Hazardous, Illegal or Prohibited Items
The King’s College will confiscate any of these items found on-campus or within College
housing:

   •   Fireworks and explosives
   •   Gasoline and any other flammable liquids (including oil burning lamps)
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   •   Automobile batteries
   •   Illegal drugs and/or chemicals
   •   Drug paraphernalia
   •   Alcohol containers (full or empty)
   •   Firearms of any kind and/or offensive or defensive weapons
   •   Pets (other than fish)
   •   Pet equipment or supplies
   •   Homemade or modified electrical wiring
   •   Traffic and street signs
   •   Substances with offensive odors
   •   Candles without self-contained holders

Prohibited items found in campus housing will be confiscated, and subsequently stored or
destroyed. After resolving any sanctions, the student will be able to retrieve the confiscated
item. Returned prohibited items may not be brought back into the building. If prohibited items
are found a second time, an additional sanction will be imposed, and the items will be
confiscated permanently. Any items not claimed by the end of the semester will be considered
abandoned and will be discarded.

Ludlow Residence Hall Violations:
IMPORTANT: Ludlow residents will be held responsible for any policy violations by their guests.
Any resident or student who was present when a violation occurred may be subject to
disciplinary action even though he or she did not actively participate in the offence. Prohibited
items described in this section will be confiscated.

   1. Tampering with fire extinguishers, alarms, sprinkler systems, smoke detectors,
       emergency exits or other safety equipment
   2. Possession and/or use of extension cords to power multiple appliances (as opposed to
       power strips, which are permitted)
   3. Possession and/or use of flammable decorations, appliances or other property that may
       be deemed a fire hazard, including but not limited to candles, incense and evergreens
   4. Possession of unauthorized furniture
   5. Possession of weapons, including but not limited to knives, mace, explosives, fireworks,
       firearms, or ammunition
   6. Possession or storage of a gas engine or any form of combustible fuel in the residence
       hall
   7. Keeping pets or animals in any residence hall
   8. Possession, use or distribution of an alcoholic beverage
   9. Possession, use or distribution of an illegal or controlled substance and/or related
       paraphernalia
   10. Smoking in campus housing, or possession of smoking devices such as bongs and
       hookah
   11. Throwing or allowing to fall from residence hall windows, doors, terraces, ledges, roofs
       or other areas, any object or substance
   12. Unauthorized solicitation or recruitment of any kind
   13. Failure to maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene or room cleanliness to the
       extent that such failure interferes with the general comfort, safety, security, health or
       welfare of a member of the residence hall community or the regular operation of the
       College

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   14. Disorderly, disruptive or aggressive behavior that interferes with the general comfort,
       safety, security, health or welfare of a member of the residence hall community or the
       regular operation of the College
   15. Any harassment or abusive behavior toward another individual
   16. Physical violence, actual or threatened, against any individual or groups or persons
   17. Engaging in, or threatening to engage in, any behavior that endangers the health or
       safety of another person, property or oneself
   18. Unauthorized access to or use of restricted areas in or about the residence hall,
       including but not limited to roofs, ledges, terraces, basements, storage areas or
       emergency exists
   19. Participating in or contributing to the unauthorized entry of another individual, including
       fraudulent misrepresentation, using false identification, etc., into any part of a School of
       Visual Arts residence hall.
   20. Theft, vandalism or damage to another resident’s property or School of Visual Arts
       property
   21. Excessive noise as defined by any New York City ordinance or a residence hall policy on
       noise
   22. Failure to present a valid ID card or properly identify oneself when entering a residence
       hall or when requested to do so by any authorized School of Visual Arts staff member
   23. Unauthorized possession, use or duplication of a residence hall room key
   24. Unauthorized residence hall room change
   25. Installing an unauthorized residence lock on a bedroom, bathroom or suite door
   26. Failure to lock room doors
   27. Exhibiting or affixing any unauthorized sign, advertisement, notice or other lettering,
       flags or banners, that are inscribed, painted or affixed to any part of the inside or outside
       of a residence building (other than items affixed entirely inside a resident’s room in a
       non-damaging manner)
   28. Failure to comply with an administrative request from an School of Visual Arts, Baruch or
       The King’s College staff member
   29. Failure to successfully complete the terms of an honor code sanction

Vandalism, Trespassing, and Other Property Destruction
Vandalism
Vandalism, including but not limited to: marking or defacing walls, floors, ceilings, or other
surfaces; tampering with any equipment, appliances or fixtures. Littering is also prohibited. The
use of any facility or area for activities other than its intended purpose is considered trespassing
and is prohibited. Students engaging in vandalism, misuse of facilities, and/or trespassing may
face criminal prosecution in addition to College judicial action.

Trespassing
The College considers using an unassigned space without permission trespassing. Entering
any restricted College housing areas without authorization (e.g. mechanical rooms and roofs) is
prohibited.

Hazing
The King’s College does not tolerate hazing. In addition, New York State law prohibits hazing:

“No person singly or in concert with others shall take any action, create or participate in the
creation of any situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental or physical
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health of a student or that involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of
initiation into or affiliation with any organization.”

Any student found guilty of hazing becomes subject to disciplinary action up to and including
College suspension and/or criminal charges.

Sexual Harassment
Faculty and staff are prohibited from any type of romantic student involvement. Any staff or
student incident will result in disciplinary action up to and/or including immediate termination.

Respecting College Representatives
Students must comply with any reasonable requests of a The King’s College or building
representative. Residents and guests who harass, annoy, or threaten staff will be subject to
disciplinary action.

Any staff or student incident will result in disciplinary action up to and/or including immediate
termination.

Police Contact Information
The New York Police Department (NYPD) protects The King’s College as well as the daily Penn
Station, Grand Central Station and Port Authority Bus Terminal commuters within our precinct.
Our precinct is the:

Midtown South Precinct #14 (Empire State Building,The Vogue, Herald Towers)
357 West 35th Street, New York, NY 10001
Main contact: 212-239-9811
Webpage: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_014.shtml


7th Precinct (Ludlow Residence)
19 1/2 Pitt Street, New York, NY, 10013
Main contact: 212-477-7311
Webpage: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_007.shtml


Crime Statistics
Main contact: Eric Bennett, Dean of Students
The King’s College both collects and discloses crime statistics under New York State
Educational Law, Article 129-A. To view by location, please visit the related link:

  Location             Related link
  Campus and           http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/pdf/2009Crimestats.pdf
  Housing
  Precinct #14         http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs014pct.pdf
  Precinct #7          http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs007pct.pdf
  Other US             http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/crime/criminaloffenses/index.html
  campuses


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Registered Sex Offenders Database
In accordance with the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act of 2000 and the Jeanne Clery Act,
The King’s College provides a link to the New York State Sex Offender Registry. The Clery Act
requires institutions to advise students where law enforcement agency information provided by
a state concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. To access the registry, use the
following link to New York State Sex Offender Registry Search:
http://criminaljustice.state.ny.us/SomsSUBDirectory/search_index.jsp.

The United States Department of Education makes additional US campus crime statistic
information available at:
http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/crime/criminaloffenses/index.html.
The NYPD also makes additional crime statistic information available at:
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/home/home.shtml.


OUR CAMPUS GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES
Academics
College Catalog
Main contact: Registrar’s Office (registrar1@tkc.edu)
Document link: http://www.tkc.edu/academics/catalogs/2010-2011%20Catalog.pdf

The College Catalog provides an overview of all the academic programs, academic policies,
financial policies and procedures, major requirements, and other important information.
Students should be familiar with the College Catalog and keep it for reference as they work
toward graduation.

Student Portal
Main contact: Student Services
Website: https://cams.tkc.edu/estudent/login.asp

The Student Portal is a password protected student website that serves as single point of
information, services, and resources. Students register for classes, access grades, approve
Financial Aid awards, and can access degree information on that website. The portal also
provides the following tools:

   •   Financial Aid and Billing
   •   Program Maps
   •   Schedule
   •   Student Directory
   •   Library Resources
   •   Campus News
   •   Course Book Lists

Updating Personal Information
Main contact: Student Portal
Website: http://cams.tkc.edu/estudent/login.asp

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Updates phone numbers, home, local, billing and/or e-mail addresses.

Registration
Paula Thigpen, Registrar (pthigpen@tkc.edu)

The Registrar’s Office is available to assist students as they determine the best route to
complete a degree or chosen major. They will answer questions pertaining to class schedules,
academic success, and the completion of degrees.

Dress Code Standards
Business-Casual Defined
At King’s, how we dress reflects our College mission statement, whom we expect to encounter,
and what type of first impression we seek to create. The King’s College strives to create a
culture of professionalism. Business-casual is the comfortably relaxed version of traditional
business attire. Therefore, this is the standard for:

   •   The King’s College campus
   •   Normal operating hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.)
   •   Class sessions, regardless of meeting time
   •   College sponsored events

Helpful Guidelines
Men. Khakis or slacks, seasonal sport coat or blazer, open-collar shirt, ties, sweater
Women. Khakis or slacks, just-above-the-knee skirt, open-collar shirt or knit shirt, sweater

Unacceptable Attire
The following are not business-casual and detract from The King’s College community overall:

   •   T-shirts
   •   Shorts
   •   Anything too tight or revealing
   •   Torn, wrinkled or dirty clothing
   •   Headwear (scarves not included)
   •   Distracting accessories

The process for addressing dress code violations is the same as that for addressing honor
infractions (see Honor Code).

Films
Prior to viewing “Restricted” rated (“R”) films on campus, The King’s College requires a
supervising faculty or staff member’s permission. The Dean of Students must approve all “R”
films proposed for Student Lounge use.

International Students
Main contact: Michael Osborn, Office of Admissions (mosborn@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/admissions/international.html
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Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
According to the United States Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization:

Admission
A nonimmigrant student may be admitted for duration of status. This means that you are
authorized to stay in the United States for the entire length of time during which you are enrolled
as a full-time student in an educational program and any period of authorized practical training
plus sixty days. While in the United States, you must maintain a valid foreign passport unless
you are exempt from passport requirements. You may continue from one educational level to
another, such as progressing from high school to a bachelor's program or a bachelor's program
to a master's program, etc., simply by invoking the procedures for school transfers.

School
For initial admission, you must attend the school specified on your visa. If you have a Form I-20
A-B from more than one school, it is important to have the name of the school you intend to
attend specified on your visa by presenting a Form I-20 A-B from that school to the visa issuing
consular officer. Failure to attend the specified school will result in the loss of your student
status and subject you to deportation.

Reentry
A nonimmigrant student may be readmitted after a temporary absence of five months or less
from the United States, if the student is otherwise admissible. You may be readmitted by
presenting a valid foreign passport, a valid visa, and either a new Form I-20 A-B or a page 3 of
the Form I-20 A-B (the I-20 ID Copy) properly endorsed for reentry if the information on the I-20
form is current.

Transfer
 A nonimmigrant student is permitted to transfer to a different school provided the transfer
procedure is followed. To transfer schools, you should first notify the school you are attending
of the intent to transfer, and then obtain a Form I-20 A-B from the school you intend to attend.
Transfer will be affected only if you return the Form I-20 A-B to the designated school official
within 15 days of beginning attendance at the new school. The designated school official will
then report the transfer to the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Extension of Stay
If you cannot complete the educational program after having been in student status for longer
than the anticipated length of the program plus a grace period in a single educational level, or
for more than eight consecutive years, you must apply for extension of stay. An application for
extension of stay on a Form I-538 should be filed with the Immigration and Naturalization
Service district office having jurisdiction over your school at least 15 days but no more than 60
days before the expiration of your authorized stay.

Notice of Address
If you move, you must submit a notice within 10 days of the change of address to the
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Arrival/Departure
When you leave the United States, you must surrender your Form I-94 Departure Record.
Please see back side of Form I-94 for detailed instructions. You do not have to turn in the I-94 if
you are visiting Canada, Mexico, or adjacent islands other than Cuba for less than 30 days.

Financial Support
You must demonstrate that you are financially able to support yourself for the entire period of
stay in the United States while pursuing a full course of study. You are required to attach
documentary evidence of means of support.

Authorization to Release Information by School
To comply with requests from the United States Immigration & Naturalization Service for
information concerning your immigration status, you are required to give authorization to the
named school to release such information from your records. The school will provide the
Service your name, country of birth, current address, and any other information on a regular
basis or upon request.

Penalty
To maintain your nonimmigrant student status, you must be enrolled as a full-time student at the
school you are authorized to attend. You may engage in employment only when you have
received permission to work. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in the loss of
your student status and subject you to deportation.

F-1 Visas
The King’s College only issues F-1 visas for academic study.

Employment Options
As an F-1 student, you are not permitted to work off campus or to engage in business without
specific employment authorization. After your first year in F-1 student status, you may apply for
employment authorization on Form I-538 based on financial needs arising after receiving
student status, or the need to obtain practical training.

Definition of “employment” as defined by the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services): Any service/labor that is rendered in exchange for wages or other remuneration (ex:
room and board, tuition, scholarships). This definition does not include volunteer work or unpaid
internships.

There are three basic employment types available to international students:

 On-Campus                       Curricular Practical Training     Optional Practical Training
  International students are     Students must have been          Students must have been
    allowed to work on-             lawfully enrolled on a full-      lawfully enrolled on a full-
    campus for 20 hours per         time basis for one full           time basis for one full
    week while school is in                                           academic year.
                                    academic year.
    session and full-time                                           Each student receives 12
    during scheduled                Each student receives 12         months of eligibility for
    vacations (Christmas and                                          each higher education
                                     months of eligibility for
    summer).                                                          level completed.
  Any students new to the           each higher education          Designated School Official
    College may not begin                                             recommended;
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     working more than 30             level completed.                 Immigration authorized
     days prior to the start of                                       Can occur before
     the semester.                   Employment must be an            completion of educational
    This type of employment          integral part of the             level or after.
     requires the student to          established curriculum          While school is in session,
     receive a Social Security        (something a student has         students are only allowed
     Number.                                                           to work 20 hours per
                                      to register for).
    On-campus employment                                              week.
     should never exceed 20                                           When school is not in
                                     Authorized by Designated
     hours per week while                                              session, students may
     school is in session.            School Official.                 work either full-time or
                                      Immigration is not               part-time.
                                      involved.                       Employment must be
                                                                       directly related to the
                                                                       student’s field of study, but
                                                                       a job offer is not needed.



Plagiarism (Cheating)
The King’s College esteemed view of honor and our Honor Code gives special meaning to an
individual’s scholarship integrity. Each student should do all that is possible to avoid even the
hint of any violation of academic honesty. If a student is in doubt about any potential course of
action, he should ask a faculty member for advice.

Specifically students should not:
1. Submit any work or portions of work that is not their own as if it was their own. This includes
   excessive rewriting of work by another person or downloading papers from the internet.
2. Fail to note and attribute ideas, summaries, and quotations or paraphrases not one’s own to
   their original source.
3. Collaborate on assignments unless authorized to do so by an instructor.
4. Use unauthorized aids for the completion of exams or homework.
5. Violate conditions set forth by an instructor for work to be done.
6. Fabricate data that has not been validated and submit it as factual.

No infraction of academic integrity will be tolerated. Cheating and plagiarism in any form may
be considered sufficient grounds for dismissal from the college. Students are required, by the
terms of the college’s Honor Code, to report any observed infraction of academic integrity to a
faculty member.


HOW WE HANDLE EMERGENCIES
Emergency Action Plan
Main contact: Eric Bennett, Dean of Students
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/pdf/EmergencyActionPlan.pdf




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Campus Closing Information Line
Main contact: 212-659-7201

Emergency Phone Contact List
Located on the back of each College apartment door

Fire Prevention and Response
To maintain fire safety code compliance and reduce potential risk, The King’s College reserves
the right to periodically inspect apartments (see “Cleaning”). The following items are prohibited:
      •    Incense
      •    Any open flames
      •    Candles outside of glass or metal containers
      •    Halogen and/or oil lamps
      •    Hot plates (or any movable open-coiled appliances)
      •    Live holiday decorations, e.g. trees and cut wreaths

Herald Towers and Vogue Fire Safety
                  Fire Inside Apartment                              Fire Inside Building
         Close the door to contain fire inside room      Unless dangerous conditions are
          and leave apartment                              obvious, remain inside apartment and
                                                           listen for firefighter instructions
         Make sure EVERYONE leaves apartment
                                                          Feel apartment doorknob before exiting
         Take keys
                                                          IF COOL -- Open door slightly and check
         Close but do not lock apartment door             hallway for smoke, heat or fire
         Alert floor neighbors by knocking on their      If safe exit possible, see “Fire Inside
          doors en route to exit                           Apartment”
         DO NOT USE ELEVATORS                            IF HOT – DO NOT OPEN
         Use nearest stairwell to exit building

         Call 911 once safe location reached

         Notify firefighters of any missing
          individuals



Ludlow Fire Safety
Smoke detectors and sprinklers are located throughout campus housing. In addition, each
room is equipped with a hardwired smoke detector and sprinkler system. Residents may not
tamper with or cover the smoke detectors or sprinklers. Evacuation plans are posted
throughout residence hall buildings, and fire extinguaishers and alarms are located on every
floor. Every resident should be familiar with the evacuation procedures and the location of fire

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extinguishers. Students are responsible for informing their guests of fire evacutation
procedures. Anyone concerned of confused about a safety precaution should consult the
residence life staff.

Important Emergency Response Tips
If safely exiting the apartment or building is not possible:
   •    Call 911 and specify
            o Address including floor and/or apartment number
            o Number of people
   •    Unless smoke and/or flames are visible, open windows 2” at top and bottom (if possible)
   •    Do not break any windows
   •    Seal all apartment doors to your room with wet towels or sheets
   •    Seal air ducts or other openings where smoke may enter

If conditions appear life-threatening, then
   •    Open a window and wave a towel or sheet to attract firefighters’ attention
   •    Retreat to a balcony or terrace and move away from the source (e.g. smoke, heat, fire)
                                                 or
   •    Get close to the floor and take short breaths through the nose

Medical
Main contact: 911

In the event of a medical emergency, please refer to 911 as the primary contact. Students are
encouraged to contact their Chamberlain if a medical situation requires them to go to the
hospital or seek emergency medical attention. If additional information is needed, please refer
to the Hospitals and Health Emergency Numbers document located on the website at
http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/pdf/EmergencyResources.pdf.

Recklessness
To prevent hazardous situations, King’s discourages playing sports of any kind inside College
housing, hallways, windows, balconies and/or rooftops. Some examples include:

    •   Skateboarding
    •   Rollerblading
    •   Frisbee throwing
    •   Fights (e.g. water, food, shaving cream, etc.)
    •   Throwing or hanging objects outside of windows or balconies

Security
For building security, use your intercom call button or call the front desk:

Herald Towers
212-736-5700 x 201



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The Vogue
212-239-2990

Ludlow Residence
212-592-2713

All apartment buildings and residence halls maintain 24-hour security. Security officers are
responsible for monitoring guest and security policies. When entering the building, students
must check-in at the front desk (and, at Ludlow, they must present their King’s photo
identification card to the security officer). Students and guests are required to provide photo
identification when requested by a security officer or other college official. If students have a
concern regarding security services they should call a Chamberlain emergency phone or speak
to a residence life staff member. Guests of students are reuired to leave photo identification
with the front desk security.


Important Events
Fall 2009
August 12                   All Student Leaders Move-in
August 13-19                Leadership Summit
August 20-25                Returning Students Move-in
August 21                   New Students Move-in
August 21                   New Student/Parent Reception
August 21-24                New Student Orientation
August 23                   Convocation
August 23                   Welcome Back Reception
August 24                   House Competition: Great Race
August 25                   Fall Semester Begins
August 25                   Introduction to Career Development at King’s
August 25                   Introduction to Spiritual Development at College
August 26-27                Residence Life Community Meetings (Attend one of three)
August 28                   The King’s Council Welcome Back BBQ
August 31                   FOUNDATIONS I (New Students Only)
September 7                 FOUNDATIONS II (New Students Only)
September 9                 Emergency Practice Drill
September 10-12             Fall Retreat 2010
September 11                House Competition: Drama
September 14                FOUNDATIONS III (New Students Only)
September 15                Statesmanship Forum
September 16                President’s Forum
October 1-3                 Homecoming
October 7                   President’s Forum
October 11-12               Fall Break
October 20                  Statesmanship Forum
October 22-23               Parents Weekend
November 8-19               Spring Registration
November 11                 President’s Forum
November 17                 Statesmanship Forum
December 2                  President’s Forum
December 7                  Last Day of Classes
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December 8         Statesmanship Institute Christmas Celebration
December 10-16     Final Examinations
December 16        Fall Move-out


Spring 2010
January 13         New Student Move-In
January 14         New Student Orientation
January 18         Spring Semester Begins
January 18         Residence Life Community Meeting
January 22         Spring Leadership Summit
February 16        Statesmanship Forum
February 17        President’s Forum
February 23        House Competition: Namesake
March 10           President’s Forum
March 16           Statesmanship Forum
March 21-25        Spring Break
April 2-15         Fall Registration
April 5-7          Interregnum VI
April 21           President’s Forum
April 27           Statesmanship Institute Year-End Celebration
May 6              Last Day of Classes
May 9-13           Final Examinations
May 14             Commencement
May 16             Spring Move-Out




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