SBC is an evangelical Anabaptist college equipping servant
leaders for Church ministries.
SBC Core Values
The Bible is the foundation for learning. Since the Bible is the
final authority for faith and life, the truth as revealed in the Scriptures is
the basis for learning. The New Testament’s affirmation, “All Scripture is
God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and train-
ing in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped
for every good work,” indicates the value of Scripture. The Bible and its
teaching is the beginning of the educational process. Whether the learn-
ing situation is one of direct Bible study, ministry development or general
arts courses, biblical teaching is integrated into the material to develop
a worldview consistent with God’s revelation in His Word. The rooting
of the educational process in the Bible will provide the student with a
foundation for life. Whatever life directions the student might take, that
direction will be guided by this foundation.
Discipleship is the process for learning. The instruction Jesus gave
as He was leaving His disciples at the end of His earthly ministry was “make
disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of
the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I
have commanded…”. This model for teaching places the responsibility
on the teacher to be an example and requires the learner to then follow
that model. In this educational model, the instructors become facilitators,
guiding the student in the learning of faith and conduct. Discipleship also
requires individual interaction between teacher and student to develop
accountability for effective evaluation of learning. Having experienced a
discipleship model, the student will be equipped to enter life situations
as a discipler. The student will continue to learn from mentors, and will
take opportunities to mentor others.
Community is the context of learning. Jesus established the church
as the new community of the people of God. He commissioned this new
community to be His “witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Sa-
maria and to the ends of the earth.” These two concepts emphasize the
importance of the believer’s relationships to the church and to the world
community. The learning process at SBC is designed to foster interaction
among students, and between students and faculty. This development of
character and knowledge in the Christian educational community prepares
students for participation in the immediate and larger world community.
Through participation in the community the student will realize that the
individual will always live in community and will continue learning from
the community whether from the church or from society in general.
Learning involves both a receiving from and giving to community. Having
learned the importance of relationships in this community, the student
will continue that throughout life.
Mission is the purpose of learning. Jesus said to His disciples that He
came “not to be served but to serve”. Learning is not simply for personal
enrichment but for the purpose of serving others. Jesus’ teaching on being
a servant must be the motivation for learning. At SBC learning is not limited
to the classroom and library. Learning happens off campus through field
education assignments that relate to a student’s major course of studies.
All students are required to participate in Mission Xposure, our annual
cross-cultural excursions. Academic and practical aspects of education
are very consciously integrated to provide a variety of learning situations.
These experiences in mission will enable students to reach out in service
to others, meeting their spiritual, social and physical needs. Students will
witness the needs and opportunities both at home and internationally,
and will spend their lives in active service for God and humanity.
SBC Community Covenant
We believe that a Christian community requires
a commitment to personal spiritual growth in grace.
The core of the Christian community is God at work in the hearts of its
members. Our foundation is God and His redeeming work in our broken
lives. Although God is the Initiator and the One Who draws us to Himself,
we acknowledge the need to respond to His call in a continued pursuance
of Him. We are committed to seeking a deeper relationship with God
through regular times alone with Him, spending time in His Word, and
meeting with other believers. We are committed to living a lifestyle of
worship in all that we do, whether in sports or music, in dorm or in class,
in chapel or at a social gathering, at work or at play.
We believe that a Christian community requires
a commitment to personal integrity.
We commit to a lifestyle of positive choices that influence eternity and
bring God glory. We choose to use godly discernment in our entertain-
ment choices, such as in the movies we watch, the video games we play,
the Internet sites we access, and the music we listen to. We choose to
exemplify positive studying and sleeping habits. We choose to treat others
and ourselves with dignity by dressing modestly and appropriately. We
commit ourselves to the task of building godly life-giving relationships
that regard each individual as an image bearer of God. We especially
choose to regard opposite gender relationships with highest respect and
to guard others and ourselves from sexual temptation.
We believe that a Christian community requires
respect & consideration of others within the community
Living and studying together in a tight community gives us the opportunity
to live out Christlike servanthood, where we learn to place the needs and
considerations of others before ourselves. We will not knowingly bring
fellow students into circumstances that will encourage them to violate
their consciences or live a lifestyle of negative choices. We acknowledge
the need to respect the privacy and property of others, especially in the
dorm setting. We will avoid gossip, crude talk, or jokes that will tear
others down, but instead will choose to use words that will encourage
and bring life.
We believe that a Christian community requires
a commitment to its members
As students of SBC, we are members of this community. We choose to be
true brothers and sisters in the Lord to each other and to those with whom
we rub shoulders daily. We choose to be representations of Christ to each
other and we will hold each other accountable in both word and deed.
We will lovingly confront those who are falling into sin, and encourage
those who seem defeated. As much as we are able, we will participate in
community events and use our gifts to bless and edify the student body.
We also commit to an attitude of godly respect for the faculty and staff
at SBC and will abide by the directives and policies of the school, as set
out in this handbook.
We believe that a Christian community should
represent Christ to the larger community
We acknowledge, by choosing to be a part of this community, we are rep-
resentatives of Christ to each other and to the people around us. Whether
at school, at home, at church, on deputation, or in the neighbourhood,
the way we conduct ourselves impacts the way others view Christ. We
choose to be positive representations of Christ and will avoid knowingly
participating in anything that would hurt the mission of the local church
or injure anyone’s faith. As members of Christ’s body, we will endeavour
to obey Jesus’ command to love one another as He loved us. Therefore
we shall be known by all people as followers of Christ.
SBC Community Covenant
I have read the Steinbach Bible College Community Covenant
and I hereby commit to live by its principles and practices
while I am attending SBC.
* Students who have questions or particular concerns about the Community
Covenant are encouraged to make an appointment to discuss these with the
Dean of Men or the Dean of Women.
SBC Student Development
pages 85– 110
Student Life & Development
The department of Student Development at SBC is run by the Dean of
Student Development, the Dean of Men and the Dean of Women. The
role of the Student Development team is to mentor and shape the
student body into a community of discipleship.
We are committed to shaping a Christian community of discipleship.
Care Group leaders, appointed by the Student Development department,
are students who are committed to joining the Student Development
team in their mission. Their task involves being models of godly living,
connecting with their fellow students, leading a care group, uphold-
ing the standards of the community, and working together with the SD
Every student at SBC is also a member of the Steinbach Bible College
Student Association, the student government association. The student
council, elected by the students, is the governing body. It, as well as
the student committees elected by the students, becomes actively
involved in social activities, student concerns and services, Christian
ministries, and spiritual development.
As a college community, students are encouraged to participate in
special school events. Included are the following:
All College Retreat: September 24-26
Our kickoff retreat where the entire SBC family (students, staff, spous-
es) will head for Red Rock Bible Camp. It is intended to be a spiritual
and social kickoff for the college year!
Impact: November 19-21
SBC’s annual youth discipleship weekend. Youth join us on campus
for a weekend of spiritual growth and Christian ministry.
Christmas Banquet: November 25
SBC’s annual formal Christmas banquet, planned by the Social Com-
mittee. The evening usually consists of a banquet meal and a celebra-
Discovery Days: February 24-25
High school students join us on campus to find out more about what
SBC offers and to find out what it would be like to attend here as a
Graduation Weekend: April 29-30
Grad weekend includes the spring concert, grad banquet, grad cer-
emony, and after-grad party. Celebrate the year and say good-bye to
SBC Community Guidelines
All SBC students are expected to attend and participate in daily chap-
els, held Monday–Friday at 11:30am-12pm. Commuting students are
expected to attend chapel on days they have classes.
All SBC students are required to attend either their home church or a
local church in the area.
The on campus quiet time is 11 pm. This includes activity both in and
around the residences, so that students in the residences and others
living on campus can have sufficient rest.
Students are not to begin a dating relationship until after the first semes-
ter of their first year. Dating students are encouraged to be respectful.
Public expressions of affection are to be limited to hand-holding and
casual hugs, appropriate outside of school buildings only.
In order to provide accountability, students wishing to stay overnight at
the home of someone of the opposite gender must first clear this with
All students are expected to abstain from pornography, gambling, alco-
holic beverages, illegal or recreational drug use, tobacco, and sexual
In light of our commitment to the safety of our students, switchblades,
decorative machetes, paintball guns, “air-soft” guns, potato launchers,
slingshots, and similar devices are not to be brought on campus at any
Students are expected to wear appropriate and modest casual dress
to class and in the school building. In their clothing choices, students
should not reveal underwear, cleavage, or midriff. Short shorts/
skirts, barebacks, and negative monograms are also prohibited.
While clothing in dorms, off hours, or in recreational areas may be
a little more casual, it is expected that the standards of modesty
and decency will still be respected.* As a matter of respect we ask
that hats, baseball caps, toques, etc. not be worn in the class-
rooms, or the chapel. Shoes or sandals must be worn in all build-
ings at all times. We are called to be ambassadors of reconciliation
(2 Corinthians 5). It is important, therefore, to remember that our goal
is to honour and glorify God, not to draw attention to ourselves.
* It is obvious that in a Christian College community there will be different opinions and
sensitivities as to what is/is not appropriate and modest dress. If a decision needs to
be made regarding these issues it will be made by Student Development in consultation
with all parties directly concerned.
SBC Residence Guidelines
Full-time first year single students under the age of 21 not planning to
live at home need to apply to the Student Development department for
approval to live out of residence.
All resident students are expected to be enrolled in 12 credit hours each
semester. Resident students planning for less than 12 credit hours must
apply to the deans with a letter explaining their situation.
Unless special permission is given by the deans, under no circumstance
are girls to enter the guys dorm nor are guys to enter the girls dorm.
The curfew in the residences from Sunday to Thursday is 12am. For ex-
tenuating circumstances, students coming in past curfew must arrange to
be let in the dorm in advance and must sign in on the curfew record form
(Sunday-Thursday). Friday and Saturday the doors are locked at 1am.
Care groups are vital to dorm life and attendance is mandatory.
Dorm meetings will be called throughout the school year a minimum of
twice a semester. All dorm students are required to attend. If students
are unable to attend, they must let their dean know in advance.
To honour ourselves and each other, activities of a sexual nature involv-
ing inappropriate touching, gestures, or nudity are strictly prohibited
in the residences.
Instruments must not be played in a way that disturbs others. All musical
instruments, except acoustic guitars, must be cleared by the deans.
Students wanting to have an overnight guest must prearrange for this
with their CGL. Guests must abide by the policies of the residence and
should not interfere with students’ studies. The limit for an overnight
guest is three successive nights.
All residents are required to live under the guidelines of the tenancy
agreement & residence policies. Failure to respect the room and building
will result in a reduced return of damage deposit.
Any student wishing clarification or exception to these guidelines should make
an appointment to discuss concerns with the Dean of Men or Dean of Women.
SBC Campus Services
Office hours: The office is open Monday to Friday from 8am–5pm during the
school year. From June to mid-August, office hours are from 8:30am–4:30pm
Bookstore hours: The bookstore is open from 8:00am–5:00pm Monday
Students supply their own school supplies. The college office sells some
school supplies (pens, paper, envelopes, binders), stamps, and school
clothing during office hours. A hole punch and stapler for student use is
available in the library and in the computer lab.
All student mail will be deposited in the student mailboxes, located in
the Bookstore Cafe. Outgoing mail may be deposited in the proper slot
located in the hallway and should have the return address completed.
The return address is as follows: Your name, 50 PTH 12 N, Steinbach,
MB, R5G 1T4. Outgoing mail is picked up every morning.
Students may send mail to other students internally by placing it in
the internal mail slot. However, all internal mail must have the proper
mailbox number on it for sorting.
Students should leave a forwarding address with the school at the end
of the year so the school can send their report of marks. Mail which
collects after the close of the school year will be collected until the
final marks are ready; it will be sent to students with their report card.
Mail received after that time will be returned to sender unless other
arrangements have been made with the front office.
The Student Centre is equipped with a foosball table, ping-pong table,
pool table, TV, VCR, DVD player, mini-fridge, and microwave. The col-
lege will provide janitorial service, but it is expected that all students
will take responsibility for their own centre. The Centre will be open/
accessible to students daily from 8am until 12am. If there are any
concerns, questions or suggestions with regard to the Centre they can
be brought to the Student Body President and Student Development.
Feel free to use the suggestion box located in the Centre.
Students may apply for work on campus. By working in the cafeteria,
library, or custodial work, students can earn spending money. A list of
these jobs and application forms are available from the Student Em-
ployment Director. Minimum wage is paid.
The college lab computers are equipped with Microsoft Office (Word,
Excel, and PowerPoint). These computers are available for typing
papers, accessing the Internet and other school related tasks. Each
student receives a unique username and password at the beginning of
the school year. This username allows access to a secure personal folder
on the server. The computer lab is open 7:30am–10pm on weekdays,
and 8am–10pm on Saturdays. The lab is closed on Sundays.
Wireless internet is available in the residences and in the main school
building. For information on connecting to the wireless network, see
instructions posted in the computer lab. Student Development is in
charge of monitoring and maintaining filter policies. Internet access is
unavailable from 12am-6am and during chapel (11:30am –12 noon).
Photocopying & Printing
Each student receives a unique printer code. This code is used to track
photocopying and printing. The school charges $0.10 per page. There is
a photocopier/printer in the library and in the computer lab.
Music Practice Rooms
Practice rooms for student use are available at the college. These rooms
are locked when not in use. Keys can be obtained from the office.
Students with chapel sound board training can book the chapel for
internal use through the Chapel Coordinator. If students want to watch
a movie in the chapel, a CGL must be present in order to monitor the
quality of the movie being shown. All food and drink, with the excep-
tion of water, is prohibited from the chapel.
The prayer room is located between the Student Development offices.
This room is reserved for meditation and prayer.
The phone located in the Student Centre is available for students to
make local calls. Because use of this phone ties up one of the school
lines, calls should be kept short (10 minutes). Long distance calls can
be made from the payphone in the high school hallway. Incoming calls
for students will be noted and put in student’s mailbox or sent by email.
In case of an emergency, office staff will try to locate the student.
Keys will be issued to students shortly after arrival (room keys, mailbox
keys, fitness room, etc). For each key that is lost or not returned, $5
will be charged to the student.
Student Development distributes a limited number of lockers situated
in the Student Centre. Consequently, they will be assigned first to com-
muting students, then to resident students. Students desiring locks for
their lockers must provide their own.
Students should not leave wallets, money, or other valuables in an un-
locked locker. The school is not responsible for any lost articles. Make
arrangements with the front desk if you would like your wallet, money
or other valuables placed in the vault for safe keeping.
Lost and Found
Students who have lost items should check at the High School office.
Likewise, students who find articles should turn them in at the High
School office. Articles not claimed after a reasonable period of time
will be removed.
The College is not liable for the loss of money or personal belongings by
any person or for damage done to property belonging to any individual,
with the exception of that which may be done accidentally by regular
employees of the college. Many students’ belongings are covered by
their parents’ insurance policy even when away from home, but students
are responsible to check their level of coverage.
SBC will assist full-time students with personal counselling needs by
providing for a free in-take session, and partially subsidized subsequent
sessions. Students are encouraged to make their own arrangements. A
list of local counselors are listed below.
Lynn Kehler - Crocus Counselling - Steinbach - 326-9353
Harvey Plett - Steinbach - 326-6451
Providence Counselling Centre - Otterburne - 433-7488
The use of motor vehicles at SBC is a privilege with accompanying
responsibilities. The speed limit on campus is restricted to 20 km/hr.
Parking for off campus students is in the southeast parking lot. Resi-
dent students’ parking is available south of the residence for a rental
fee. Winter plug-ins are also available. See the college receptionist to
register your vehicle and to get a parking pass. Parking by the Student
Centre is prohibited on weekdays 6am-5pm.
Fire Procedures and Drills
Fire drills will be carried out from time to time to help students famil-
iarize themselves with procedures. Students should read the procedures
posted throughout the building. Remember to leave quickly, but do not
panic or run, and do not stop to carry out goods. Fire hazards should be
reported or eliminated.
In case of fire in the administration building:
1) Sound the alarm.
2) Leave the building as per posted fire escape plan.
3) Assemble together until notified.
In case of fire in the residence:
1) Sound the alarm.
3) Clear the building and assemble in the soccer field.
4) Call 911.
5) Inform the deans or a faculty/staff member.
6) The building may not be re-entered until the signal is given.
Property and Equipment
Students are expected to treat school property with respect and consid-
eration for the continued enjoyment of the facilities by both students
and the general public. Abuses of school property will be disciplined and
students charged accordingly for damages. School equipment must be
used with permission by the appropriate staff member, for sanctioned
program activities. Any requests for personal use must be made through
the Finance Office. Regular equipment rental fees will apply.
Any posters, advertisements, or announcements posted on any bulletin
board throughout the school are to be initialled and dated by a staff
or faculty member.
Students are encouraged to bring their guests to classes, but are respon-
sible to inform the professor beforehand. Students are also responsible
to inform guests of school regulations.
The college does not tolerate verbal, physical, or sexual harassment of
either gender, including during extra-curricular and/or athletic related
activities. Students who feel that they are being harassed by a student,
staff, faculty member, or coach are encouraged to speak to their dean or
another administrator, who will seek to bring resolution to the situation.
SBC Residence Services & Policies
Rooms: All are equipped with beds, desks, and drawer space. Limited
closet space is available and Tenants should plan accordingly. Screens
are to remain in the windows at all times.
Decorating: Students are encouraged to make their rooms “homey” by
hanging posters on the wall (using staples ONLY). Students are welcome
to bring lamps. (However, halogen bulbs are not permitted). Scotch
tape, masking tape or other tape or glue are not to be used. Nothing
is to be attached to the ceiling. If students need to hang something
that requires more support, contact the Deans. Artificial snow is not
to be used.
Note: Student Development reserves the right to remove any porno-
graphic material, posters, computer programs or offensive items that
do not promote spiritual growth.
Room Inspections: Students are to keep their rooms tidy and clean.
From time to time inspection of rooms may be made to determine the
room’s condition as well as orderliness and cleanliness.
It is expected that upon moving out of the residence the Tenant will
clean the room and assist with cleaning the general residence area.
Bicycles: Bicycles and weight-lifting equipment are not to be brought
into the dorm. A storage shed for bikes is available during the school
year to provide a secure shelter.
Electrical appliances such as toasters, kettles, coffee makers, and corn
poppers may be used only in the lounge. Hot plates or other food
warming or heating devices are not to be brought into the residences.
Lounges in both residences are available for light cooking. When using
these facilities, please clean up when finished. Portable heaters are
not allowed in the residence, except by permission.
Candles, kerosene lamps, incense, or any other fire devices are NOT to
be used in the residences.
Weapons and Firearms are NOT to be brought into student residences.
This includes all guns, air rifles, knives or machetes and bows and ar-
rows. Tenants bringing these items onto campus are to clear this with
their respective Deans.
Pets are NOT permitted in any of the college residences.
Laundry facilities (coin-operated) are located in the residences for
Tenant use. Machines are not to be used after 11:00 p.m.
Insurance: Each Tenant is responsible for any contents insurance. This
insurance can be purchased through any insurance agency for a nominal
fee. Steinbach Bible College and Steinbach Christian Schools Inc. do
not provide coverage for any loss of Tenant’s personal effects due to
theft, fire, water or negligence. Likewise, Steinbach Bible College and
Steinbach Christian Schools Inc. are not responsible for any loss due
to any of the above.
Repairs and Maintenance: It is agreed that the LANDLORD will take care
of any maintenance items inside and out of the RENTAL UNIT. The Tenant
agrees to complete a Maintenance Requisition Form and return it to the
Finance Office as soon as possible on any items that need attention. The
Tenant does not have the permission to repair anything in the RENTAL
UNIT. Should the Tenant repair anything and it is determined that it
resulted in a greater cost to the LANDLORD, the Tenant agrees to pay
all additional assessed costs.
Lifestyle: It is agreed that the Tenant, or any guests will not bring or
use alcohol, any illegal substances, or smoke anywhere on the campus.
The Tenant will not act in an unbecoming fashion on campus or in their
Access: The Landlord has full right to access the premises:
a. to show the unit to prospective Students during regular office
hours, Monday to Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM without notice OR
b. in case of an emergency OR
c. for the completion of repairs or renovations as requested by the
d. after giving twenty-four hours notice to the Tenant for any other
Home cooked meals are provided daily by professional cooks and nu-
tritionists. We encourage resident and commuting students to take
advantage of the meals provided. Those students who are dishwashers
or have special meetings are welcome to go to the beginning of the
cafeteria line. Second helpings are available when everyone has had an
opportunity to be served. Those with dietary restrictions must present
a physician’s note to the Director of Food Services.
Weekend Meal Sign Up: We ask our resident students to sign up for meals
they expect to eat in the dining room on the weekend (Friday supper to Sun-
day supper and holidays). Accurate “Sign-ups” assist our cooks to prepare
an accurate number of meals. We ask that if your plans change, you call
direct to the kitchen 326-9694 or 326-6451 ext. 257 to cancel. If there is no
one to take your call, please leave a message.
The first meal served is supper the day before registration. The last
meal served is lunch on the day of the Graduation ceremony. Those who
arrive earlier or must stay longer because of transportation or other
difficulties will be responsible for their own meals on those days.
Bag lunches for resident students can be provided when authorized by a
faculty member. Food Services requires 24 hours advance notice.
Lunches: Commuting students may choose to eat their lunches in the
cafeteria or in the Student Centre (equipped with a microwave oven).
Guests and commuting students may purchase meal tickets at the main
office before 9:30 a.m. No food or drink, other than water, is to be
taken into the chapel, gym or library at any time. The exception is
school-approved functions in the gym.
Athletics & Health
The College is a member of the Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference
(MCAC). See the website at www.mcacathletics.ca. Students wishing
to take part in league and community sports must take at least 12 Aca-
demic Credit Hours during the semester(s) of league play and maintain
a GPA of 2.0 or higher.
We enter teams into the Steinbach Men’s Volleyball League (www.
smvl.ca), the Hanover Women’s Volleyball League, and the Hanover
Recreational Hockey League (www.hrhl.net).
Intramurals and Casual Recreation
A healthy body makes for a healthier mind. Regular recreation is a
part of your good study habits. We offer Intramural and Recreational
activities. For personal fitness options, check out our SBC Fitness Room.
You can purchase a single membership for $75/year. See the Athletics
Director for more details.
Gym Equipment, Facilities, and Usage
College facilities and equipment are available for student use. Please
see the Student Athletic Assistants for access to the gym. Scheduled
activities take precedence over recreational use of facilities and equip-
All students are required to purchase student insurance available
through the College upon registration.
Health services, a hospital, and clinics are located in Steinbach. (Stein-
bach Family Medical Clinic Address: 333 Loewen Blvd. Phone: 326-3401;
Hospital 326-6411 or 911 in case of an emergency).
For emergency situations or questions, contact the Student Develop-
The SBC Library catalogue and many internet resources can be accessed
via the Library section of the SBC website (www.SBCollege.ca).
Monday 8:00 am–5:30 pm; 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am–5:30 pm; 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am–5:30 pm; 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am–5:30 pm; 6:00 pm–9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am–5:00 pm
Saturday (most) 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Monday - Friday: 8:30 am–12 noon; 1:00–4:30 pm
Holidays— Days of operation will be posted before each holiday
Statutory holidays and Sundays the library is closed.
Christmas break hours will vary.
The Library reserves the right to recall any borrowed item before it
is due if a special request is made by an instructor.
Students must check out all materials borrowed from the library
(including Reserve materials) at the circulation desk. Once a book has
been checked out, students should write the due date on its date due
If students need to keep their books longer than their due date, they
may renew them at the circulation desk. They do not need to have the
books along to renew them.
Books may be borrowed for three weeks. Videos and DVDs may be
signed out for one week. Most reserve materials have a loan period of
Borrowed items should be returned to the “book return” at the circu-
lation desk (near the library entrance).
Students will be charged a fine of $.25 per day per item for overdue
items. $1.00 per hour will be charged for late Reserve materials.
Students are responsible for the items they sign out. Do not lend
library materials to anyone else. The responsible student may end up
paying for something someone else has lost or damaged.
Lost items should be reported as soon as possible. If an item cannot be
located within a reasonable length of time, the student will be charged
the replacement cost of the item and a processing fee of $10.00.
When books and magazines or vertical file materials are used in the
library only, do not re-shelve or re-file them. Place such items on the
designated shelves or on the top shelves of the book cart at the far
end of the circulation desk.
A photocopier is available to students. Photocopy numbers for use in
the library are available at registration.
Internet access is available for research or email.
The basic rules of conduct in the library are:
Be considerate of others.
Respect library property, as well as staff and student workers.
You are expected to…
—maintain an atmosphere conducive to study.
—check out all materials to be taken from the library.
—return all materials on or before the due date.
—refrain from eating in the library.
SBC students may also use the libraries at Booth College, Canadian Men-
nonite University, and Providence College. Students living in Steinbach,
including SBC dorm, can also get a free borrower’s card at the Jake
Epp Public Library.
All truth is of God. Therefore, we commit ourselves to discover truth,
apply it to our lives, and share it with others. We take our studies seri-
ously and get involved in other programs of the college. We believe all
reliable conclusions of scholarly research will be in harmony with the
truth of the Bible, the only authoritative guide for faith and life.
The College administration, faculty, and staff accept the responsibility of
providing an environment in which students are systematically exposed
to existing knowledge in the various subject areas. Both faculty and
students accept the responsibility of relating such knowledge to spiritual
truth. We seek to develop analytical and creative powers and to apply
them competently to the glory of God and for the good of others.
We hold that every believer is responsible to enter a meaningful voca-
tion. God may lead to some form of vocational church ministry (pastoral,
missionary, educational, musical, special services) or to a business,
trade, or profession. We try to assist students in discerning the will of
God for their lives.
Studies are a means whereby Christian maturity, intellectual compe-
tence, and vocational readiness may be achieved. Students can become
professionally equipped for employment, intellectually prepared for
continuing education, or both, through involvement in the learning
environment provided here at SBC.
Students at SBC are classified as follows: First year class taking 1-32
hours of courses at the 100-200 level • Second year class taking 33-
64 hours at the 100-300 level • Third year class taking 65-96 hours of
courses primarily at the 200-400 level • Fourth year class taking 97-128
hours of courses primarily at the 200-400 level.
These classifications are used for purposes such as: Class prayer meet-
ings • Class socials • Mission Exposure
CHILD ABUSE REGISTRY
Students may be required to complete a Child Abuse Registry Check or
police check for student ministry purposes.
Registration takes place at the beginning of each Semester. Students may
register in September for all courses they wish to take during the year.
A full-time student is one who has registered for at least 12 credit hours
per semester. A normal course load is 16 hours per semester. Students
registering for more than 18 credit hours per semester must request
permission for overload from the Registrar.
Generally students will spend about 2 hours on assignments for every
hour of instruction. Full time students can expect around 45-50 hours
a week of class and homework.
MINIMUM CLASS SIZE
Courses will proceed when there are 5 or more students registered to take
it for credit. SBC reserves the right to cancel courses until 2 weeks int
the course (first drop deadline). If a student requires a cancelled course
for graduation, either another course will be substituted in the program
or the course will be provided as an independent study.
Course changes are processed with the Registrar’s Office and are re-
funded and recorded based on the following:
Refund 100% 60% No Refund No Refund
Grade No W W F
Calculated in No No No Yes
Semester 2 weeks 3-4 weeks 5-8 weeks 9-14 weeks
3 Credit Course 0-4 classes 5-8 classes 9-16 classes 17-28 classes
For written assignments, students must follow the conventions as found
on the SBC site (sbcollege.ca).
The college requires the use of inclusive language when referring
to people in general. This practice includes both written and oral
Academic dishonesty involves varying degrees of seriousness and con-
sequences will be based on the following:
Academic Offence Minimum Penalty Maximum Penalty
Unauthorized Cooperation on Verbal Warning Failure on Assignment
Unauthorized Use of Previous Verbal Warning Failure on Assignment
Paper or Project
Plagiarism on Assignment Grade Penalty Failure on Course
Cheating on Exam Failure of Exam Expulsion from
Writing Exam for Another Failure on Course Expulsion from
Theft of Exam Failure on Course Expulsion from
Multiple incidents of Failure on Course Expulsion from
Incidents of dishonesty in mul- Failure on Courses Expulsion from
tiple courses College
The purpose of Steinbach Bible College is to prepare students for service
in God’s kingdom. This preparation involves both classroom study and
practical field experience. SBC believes that such a balanced program
is necessary to equip students for effective service and tries to provide
this kind of learning experience.
BA students must take five Field Education Units in at least two areas
of service. Diploma students must take four Field Education Units rep-
resenting at least two different types of ministry. Certificate students
must take two Field Education Units. No more than two Field Education
Units may be completed in the summer.
Students are expected to attend class regularly. If unable to attend a
specific class, arrangements should be made with the instructor ahead
of time, if possible. Students with more than four absences will not
pass the course.
Students who audit courses pay one-half credit tuition, but are not
permitted to submit assignments or write examinations. Students
satisfying the requirements will receive an AU on their transcripts.
Students may change their status in a course from credit to audit before
the 17th class or from audit to credit before the 5th class.
Students auditing a course, and later wishing to convert that course to
credit, must take the course as a regular class or as a Directed Study. No
Challenge Exams are permitted for courses taken by audit. The following
courses will only be charged credit fees: Ministry 1, Ministry 2, and
Ministry 3, Drama Production/Musical Theatre. Ignite, Free Servant, and
New Creation. Applied Music and Drama - may be taken for audit, but
will be charged credit fees.
Students with equivalent education or experience may challenge a
maximum of 9 credit hours. Students will submit a Course Challenge
request form to the Registrar. Exam arrangements must be made with
the instructor at least one month prior to writing the exam. Students
write a three-hour challenge examination with the grade appearing in the
transcript. A minimum mark of 70% (C+) is required to pass the course.
The fee for a course challenge is one-third of normal tuition. A challenge
exam cannot be taken for a course previously audited or failed, or for a
course in which the student is presently enrolled.
Students will normally complete at least one year of college studies with a
GPA of 2.5 or better before requesting Directed Studies courses. Students
may register for the Directed Studies courses at the Registrar’s Office.
Normal course assignments will be increased by 50% to supplement the
absence of classroom instruction.
Assignments will be submitted on the due date by 4:30 pm through
internal mail unless otherwise noted. Assignments submitted late will
receive one letter grade deduction (15%) per week to a maximum of
two weeks. Assignments submitted more than two weeks after the due
date will not be accepted. Assignment grades can be expected within
two weeks of the assignment deadline, or if late, two weeks from the
Final grades are given in terms of letter grades and grade points.
A+ 4.0 points 97 - 100% C+ 2.5 points 70 - 74%
A 4.0 points 93 - 96% C 2.0 points 65 - 69%
A– 4.0 points 90 - 92% C– 2.0 points 60 - 64%
B+ 3.5 points 85 - 89% D+ 1.5 points 57 - 59%
B 3.0 points 80 - 84% D 1.0 points 54 - 56%
B– 3.0 points 75 - 79% D– 1.0 points 50 - 53%
‘D’ is the minimum passing mark; however, students are required to
have a ‘C’ average for graduation.
Students taking applied music will be evaluated at the end of each
semester, by means of a jury. Students will perform a representative
selection of pieces from their semester’s study for the music faculty
who will use this performance as one component for grading.
Students will receive semester one grade reports by January 15 and
semester two grade reports by May 31, providing their account is in
LETTER OF PERMISSION
Students registered in a program of study and wishing to take courses at
another institution for transfer to the program, must request a Visiting
Student letter of permission from the Registrar’s Office to ensure the
transfer of credit.
Students who are leaving College for one or more years but intend to
remain in the same program and catalogue must notify the Registrar’s
Office in writing and ensure that they have declared their program prior
to leaving school.
COURSE EXTENSION POLICY
A student who is unable to complete the term work prescribed in a course
may apply for an extension. Application must be made by the last day of
classes before exams during the semester in which the course is taken.
Application forms are available through the Registrar’s Office. A course
extension fee is charged.
All assignments must be submitted to the instructor one month after the
end of the semester in which the course is taken. Assignments completed
during this extension period will lose one letter grade (15%).
Students will be allowed a maximum of two course extensions per se-
mester and four during their program. A student on Academic Probation
will not be permitted course extensions.
ACADEMIC PROBATION POLICY
All students at SBC are expected to maintain a C average in any given
Semester. Students falling below this average may continue studies, but
on Academic Probation. Students below a 1.5 GPA for any Semester may
be immediately suspended from college for one Semester.
Students on Academic Probation:
• may not serve on Student Committees, Student Council, inter-
• will be asked to reduce their employment load to a maximum of
15 hours per week, and
• will not be permitted any course extensions.
Students will be taken off probationary status after successfully complet-
ing the Semester with a C average.
Students will be suspended from college after failing to complete the
probationary Semester with a C average.
EXAM CHANGE POLICY
Students unable to attend their regularly scheduled examination, must
make arrangements with the instructor to write the exam at a date con-
venient to the instructor. Students can request exam change forms from
the Registrar’s Office and must complete the form at least one month
before the requested exam date. An administration fee is charged for
each examination not written during the regularly scheduled time.
An SBC graduate must demonstrate good Christian character (a faith
commitment to Jesus Christ which is obvious to others) and have the
recommendation of the faculty. He/she must show a positive attitude
towards things that are Christian, exemplified by involvement in school
and church, concern for others, and a lifestyle consistent with the
teachings of Scripture. If considered necessary, the college may require
the student to re-apply for the final year before graduation.
Complete all academic requirements for the program, with a minimum
grade point average of 2.0. Bible/Theology graduates must have a
minimum GPA of 3.0. A grade of C+ in the Communications course is
required to complete the English Proficiency requirement.
Complete all Student Ministry (Field Education & Practicum) requirements.
Students graduating with a diploma or degree must have their account
completely paid no later than the Friday, one week prior to the gradu-
ation ceremonies. Students receiving a certificate must have their ac-
count completely paid no later than the Friday, two weeks prior to the
GRADUATION DEFICIENCY POLICY
Under normal circumstances students are required to have completed all
course and Field Education requirements before being allowed to partici-
pate in the graduation exercises. Any students wishing exceptions to this
must make arrangements with the Registrar’s office. In such cases:
• The maximum number of courses, Field Education credits and /
or Practicums in which there are deficiencies may not exceed 3
credit hours and one FE unit.
• Incomplete work must be at a passing level.
• Students will receive only a copy of their diplomas until defi-
ciencies are removed.
• Student must register and pay for courses by graduation.
• Deficiencies must be completed by graduation of the following
academic year; otherwise, courses must be retaken.
• An administration fee will be charged for each course or credit
not completed by the time of graduation.
The Academic Appeals process attempts to provide a fair means for students
to express their concerns about grades, Academic Probation, and Academic
Students challenging an academic decision should first talk to the in-
structor or administrator involved.
Students not satisfied with the response, may follow the Academic Ap-
peal Process as outlined below:
• The appeal must be made in writing to the Academic Dean with
an administration fee enclosed.
• Academic Dean will review the matter with another instructor
not in the Academic Committee and not involved in the
• A recommendation will be given to the Academic Committee.
• The Academic Committee’s decision will be final.
• The Academic Dean will communicate the decision to the
student in writing.
• The administration fee will be returned if the student’s appeal
WITHDRAWAL FROM COLLEGE
Students withdrawing from college studies for the remainder of the year
must complete the “Not Returning” Form. Arrangements must be made
with a Student Dean, the Registrar’s Office, and the Finance Office.
Courses will only be dropped or Grade Reports released once the form
is completed and returned to the Registrar’s Office.
Each student is entitled to one free transcript. A fee will be charged
for each subsequent transcript. The student’s account must be cleared
with the Finance Office before their grades will be released.
There may come times when members of our community make choices or
become involved in activities which are contrary to the things affirmed
in the SBC community covenant. Should this happen, our commitment to
the good of that person will require us to lovingly disciple and discipline
them in such a way as to assist them to grow as an individual and to
return to a healthy relationship with the community.
The process of discipline should cause believers to consider their actions and
attitudes, and to bring them in line with the Word of God or community
standards of conduct and character. Wherever possible, it should open
up an opportunity for dialogue, rather than shutting dialogue down. Our
philosophy is therefore redemptive in that we seek to warn, instruct, or
correct in a manner that leads to forgiveness and restoration of com-
munity. Confidentiality, dignity and respect for all parties (offenders,
student body, faculty, administration, community at large) must always
guide the discipline process.
This community’s motive in discipline should be one based on a scriptural
understanding of the benefits of discipline:
• To show love for that individual. Allowing people to continue in sin, or
even in behaviour which may not be sinful in and of itself but is an un-
healthy choice for that particular person at that time, is a failure to love.
• To assist in turning an individual from further sin or from escalation in
• To edify the community.
• If necessary, to protect particular individuals, or the community as a
whole, from harm.
• To disciple the one being disciplined.
A detailed outline of SBC guidelines for disciplinary action can be found
on SBC’s ‘Haiku’ site, including sections on:
• Disciplinary action for minor infractions
• Disciplinary action for major infractions
• Critical incident response
• Discipline process
• Appealing a discipline decision
Individual guidelines reflect the attitude and spirit of redemptively seeking
to restore relationships and community. As well we seek to have a deep
love and respect for all members of the community, including the of-
fender and the offended. The goal is to have a spirit of love, forgiveness
Successful Student Study Guide
Learning in Class
Be an active listener in class.
Ask questions if you don’t understand.
Messaging, video games, and web surfing are discouraged in class.
Emphasize accuracy, not speed, in your studies.
Apply what you have learned as soon as possible.
Use a thesaurus to help you write with variety. Try to expand your
When stating your conclusion, summarize main points of your
Use the SBC Style Guide as a guide for formatting your essays.
Follow this url, http://sbcollege.ca/content/writing-guides.
Plan study time so each exam has a good block of time.
Listen in class for instructions and tips concerning the exam.
The type of exam will determine the type of study.
Objective Exams require a literal memorization of important
information lists and charts in your notes.
Subjective Exams (essay style) require thorough understanding of
the concepts and how they relate to each other.
Write out some notes or questions to guide your study. Review and
test yourself to see if you know the material.
Don’t waste too much time on a difficult question. Return to it if
there is time.
After completing your exam, go back and review your answers and
make sure you have not missed anything.
This is usually a panic reaction caused by being unprepared. Pre-
pare properly and this will be avoided.
Go through the course outline reciting it out loud. Reviewing the
outline several times will stimulate your memory to fill in the
For many students, especially those coming for their first year, the
cost of tuition, books, fees, room and board can be intimidating. The
following page outlines student responsibilities, some budgeting aids,
and possible sources of funding.
SBC policy is that students must pay their accounts in full at the begin-
ning of each semester. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, automatic
debit from the student’s bank account, InterAc, Visa or Mastercard.
If you choose not to pay the entire semester, there are two payment
alternatives available for you.
1. Pay each semester in full at the beginning of the semester
2. Enroll in the monthly payment plan managed by 30to90
30to90 is a tuition management firm that will assist you in keeping on
top of the monthly payment plan. More information can be found on
their website www.30to90.com or by contacting Pat Martens.
The College Administrative Committee may take further action in the
event that a student account is not kept current.
Financial planning is a life skill that will provide the student with a con-
structive approach to coping with financial responsibilities. Budgeting
is possibly the most useful financial planning tool available to students.
Budgeting forms are available on the SBC website. Additional assistance
is available from Student Development or the Finance Office.
Students should explore the many opportunities that exist to aid them in
paying for the costs of their education. These include the following:
• Employment on campus and in the Steinbach community
• Canada and Provincial student loans
• Bank student loans or lines of credit
• Scholarships, bursaries or awards from the College, churches or
the student’s denomination
• Amounts that parents have set aside in RESP accounts
SBC Office ..................................................................... 326-6451
SBC Fax ........................................................................ 326-6908
SBC Kitchen ................................................................... 326-9694
or 326-6451, ext.257
Student Centre ............................................................... 326-5163
East Hall Upstairs (Women) ................................................ 326-9110
East Hall Downstairs (Women) ............................................. 326-9156
Upper South Hall ............................................................ 326-9174
Lower South Hall ............................................................ 326-9172
West Hall Upstairs (Men) .................................................... 326-9151
West Hall Downstairs (Men) ................................................ 326-9109
Ernie Koop (Dean of Student Development) ............................. 392-3567
Dalen Kroeker (Dean of Men) .............................................. 346-0381
Jessy Neufeld (Dean of Women) .......................................... 320-9554
Wes Bergen (Director of Maintenance) ................................... 371-8934
OFF CAMPUS NUMBERS
Steinbach Family Medical Centre.......................................... 326-3401
Clearspring Medical Clinic .................................................. 326-6111
Health Links (free health info)..................................... 1-888-315-9257
Bethesda Hospital ............................................................ 326-6411
RCMP ........................................................................... 326-1234
Fire .............................................................................. 911
Ambulance ..................................................................... 911
Police ............................................................................ 911
Whom to Contact
Application Information ................ Kaylene Buhler (Admissions Counsellor)
Campus Security ........................ Wes Bergen (Director of Maintenance)
Class Schedules & Course Changes ... Christal Fehr/LeRoy Barkman (Registrar)
College Chapels ......................... Jessy Neufeld (Chapel Coordinator)
Computer ID / Access .................. Roland Penner (Technician)
Computer Lab ........................... Roland Penner/Student Tech (Technician)
Course Extension ........................ Christal Fehr/LeRoy Barkman (Registrar)
Dietary Restrictions / Allergies ....... Gil Drolet (Food Services)
Facility Reservations ................... Gil Drolet (Food Services)
Practicum / Internship ................. Christal Fehr (Faculty Secretary)
Impact / SPLAT .......................... Garth Friesen (Youth Ministry Professor)
Lockers ................................... Jessy Neufeld (Dean of Women)
Lost & Found............................. Sharon Fast (SCHS Office Receptionist)
Medical Attention ....................... Dalen Kroeker / Jessy Neufeld (Deans)
Ministry / Deputation Teams .......... Kaylene Buhler (Admissions Counsellor)
Mission Exposure ........................ Terry Hiebert (Academic Dean)
Photocopier Number .................... Roland Penner (Technician)
Residences ............................... Dalen Kroeker / Jessy Neufeld (Deans)
Room Key / Bike Shed Key ............. Janice Rempel (Office Manager)
School Apparel........................... Kaylene Buhler (Admissions Counsellor)
Sports Teams / Intramurals ............ Dalen Kroeker (Athletic Director)
Student Accounts ....................... Bonny Peters (Accounting Clerk)
Student Drivers .......................... Wes Bergen (Director of Maintenance)
Student Centre / Bookstore Cafe..... Wendell Heppner (Student Body President)
Student Council ......................... Ernie Koop (Dean of Student Development)
Student Employment ................... Wes Bergen (Director of Maintenance)
Student Loan Questions ................ Pat Martens (CFO)
Vehicle Registration / Parking ........ Janice Rempel (Office Manager)
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