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					  Student
 Handbook
         2010-11
Loving God. Loving Others.




       student services
Welcome to the Lancaster Bible College community of believers. The Student
Handbook has been designed to provide vital information you will need to successfully
navigate college life as a student at Lancaster Bible College. While this handbook has
been carefully reviewed for correctness and completeness, the College reserves the right
to make modifications, amendments, or changes as necessary. All students without
regard to date of admission, application, or enrollment are subject to the most recent
published edition of campus policies. A copy of the most recent edition is posted on the
LBC website (www.lbc.edu).
Every student is held responsible for the knowledge of the regulations and information
contained within this publication. If you have questions that concern the interpretation
and application of these regulations and procedures, you are encouraged to contact the
Student Services Department.
     Published by Student Services Department
     Lancaster Bible College
     901 Eden Road
     Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
     Revised August 2010

     LBC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.




                                                                      Disclaimer
This Student Handbook sets out some of the policies and procedures currently in effect at Lancaster Bible College (also
referred to as LBC or “The College”). The College reserves the right to change provisions of this Handbook without notice,
when it deems the change to be in the best interest of The College and its students.


When a situation occurs that is not specifically addressed in this Handbook, it will be resolved in accordance with
established practice. When there is no established practice, administrative judgment will prevail.
                                          Student Handbook available on the website: www.LBC.edu.




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        Letters of Greeting
        The Student Handbook of Lancaster Bible College has been carefully put together to
        provide the context where the learning and growing experience for all of us can be best
        accomplished. The Biblical twins of modesty and moderation, coupled with realistic
        concern for others and for the testimony of the name of Christ, guide our thinking.

        Living, learning, and working together in a successful way is part of the equipping for
        ministry task of Lancaster Bible College. In order for that to properly occur, regardless of
        the cultural or historical setting, there must be some agreement on what constitutes
        acceptable and Biblical behavior and what does not.

        Rules are not in place to restrict us, but rather to free us to live and work productively
        and positively within a social framework.

        When questions arise that are not fully answered in the handbook, please speak to one of the Student Services staff
        or to me, in order that we can walk together harmoniously and productively in the service of the King of Kings and
        Lord of Lords. Enjoy your walk! Remember, I am here to serve you!

        Cordially in Christ,



        Peter W. Teague, Ed.D.
        President


        On behalf of the Student Services Team, I want to extend a personal welcome to each one
        of you as you begin the exciting journey of the LBC experience. This will be a time of
        developing new friendships, discovering new truths, and determining God’s future
        direction for your life. The college experience will be some of the most exciting years of
        your life, and we are thrilled that you have chosen Lancaster Bible College to continue
        your education. It is our desire that you will find your years of study on this campus to be
        academically challenging, socially enriching, and spiritually rewarding.

        Included in this handbook is valuable information regarding the policies, procedures, and
        community standards that guide our shared life at Lancaster Bible College. We seek to be
        a college family caring for one another as we grow together. Some of the policies
        outlined in the pages following are simply stating clear commands of Scripture while other standards are shaped by
        principles of the Word along with what we believe is best for the LBC community. Each guideline is developed
        with the students’ best interests in mind. We also recognize the diversity reflected in our student population and
        understand that each student will make personal sacrifices for the good of the community as a whole. I personally
        thank you for your commitment to one another as we begin another year together.

        The Student Services staff exists to serve you, so please do not hesitate to contact me as we grow together here at
        Lancaster Bible College.

        Sincerely in Christ,



        Joshua Beers, M.A.
        Vice President for Enrollment Services




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Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                       3
COMMUNITY COVENANT                                                                      5
PREFACE                                                                                 6
      Biblical Absolutes                                                                6
      Biblical Principles                                                               6
      Individual Responsibility                                                         6
      Administrative Policies                                                           6
      Student Services Philosophy Statement                                             6
      Lancaster Bible College Core Values                                               7
      Lancaster Bible College Core Knowledge & Skills                                   7
ACADEMIC CALENDAR                                                                       8
ACADEMIC LIFE                                                                           9
      Academic Advisors                                                                 9
      Class Attendance                                                                  9
      Cancellation of Classes/College Closings (Snow, Storms etc.)                      9
      Chapel                                                                            9
      Day of Prayer                                                                    11
      Christian Service                                                                11
      Maximum Impact Conference Attendance (Missions Conference)                       12
      Academic Integrity                                                               12
      Academic Load                                                                    12
      Disability Services Policy                                                       12
      Grading System                                                                   13
      Study Time                                                                       13
      Library                                                                          13
      Written Projects                                                                 14
      Independent Studies                                                              14
      Drop/Add Period                                                                  14
      Course Withdrawal                                                                14
      Withdrawal from the College                                                      14
      Academic Probation                                                               15
      Academic Dismissal                                                               15
      Transfer Credits                                                                 15
      Graduation Dates                                                                 16
      Graduation Rates/National Center for Education Statistics                        16
      RAP (Reaching Academic Potential Center)/Academic Support Services               16
      Students Rights Under FERPA                                                      16
BIBLICAL PRINCIPLES FOR LIVING & LEARNING                                              19
      Biblical Principles for Living and Learning                                      19
      The Principle of Ownership – We Are His                                          19
      The Principle of Stewardship – Our Resources Are His                             19
      The Principle of Love – We Love Him and Others                                   20
LIFESTYLE EXPECTATIONS & STANDARDS                                                     21
      Alcohol, Harmful Products, Illegal Drugs & Substances, Tobacco                   21
      Church Attendance                                                                22
      Computer Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)                                             22
      Dancing                                                                          22
      Dress Standards                                                                  22
      Ethnic Intimidation Act of 1982                                                  23
      Gambling                                                                         23
      Media (including music, drama, literature, television, and movies)               23
      Personal Bible Study                                                             24
      Personal Injury to Self/Threat of Personal Injury to Others                      24
      Pregnancy Statement                                                              25




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                Respect for Authority                           25
                Sexual Conduct                                  25
                Social Networking                               26
                Sunday Observance                               26
                Summer Vacation/Breaks                          26
                A Final Thought                                 26
        COLLEGE SERVICES AND POLICIES                           27
                Accreditation                                   27
                Athletics                                       27
                Athletic Equipment                              27
                Athletic Facilities                             27
                Automobiles                                     27
                Bulletin Boards                                 28
                Change of Address or Telephone                  28
                College Liability                               29
                College Yearbook                                29
                Commuting Students                              29
                Counseling Services                             29
                Crisis Response                                 30
                Employment                                      30
                Extracurricular Activities and Participation    30
                Finances                                        31
                Financial Aid                                   31
                Health Services                                 33
                Housing Policy                                  33
                Identification Cards                            33
                Lost and Found                                  34
                Lounges                                         34
                Maintenance (Plant Operations)                  34
                Music Policy                                    34
                Musical Instruments                             35
                Parental Notification Policy                    35
                Part-time Students                              35
                Rollerblading/Skateboarding                     35
                Security and Safety (Campus Safety)             35
                Selling and Soliciting                          36
                Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policies   36
                Student Meetings and Organizations              36
                The Stop (Mail, Copies and More)                37
                Vehicles and College Trips                      37
        CAMPUS HOUSING                                          38
                Resident Hall Facilities                        38
                Resident Regulations                            40
                Resident Safety                                 42
                Resident Schedule                               43
        STUDENT SERVICES STAFF & EXTENSIONS                     44
        TELEPHONE NUMBERS                                       46
        WHO DO YOU TALK TO ABOUT. . .?                          47
        APPENDIXES                                              48
                Appendix A - Academic Integrity Policy          48
                Appendix B - Computer Acceptable Use Policy     50
                Appendix C - Dorm Breakage Policy               52
                Appendix D - Disciplinary & Judicial Process    53
                Appendix E - Motor Vehicle Guidelines           57
        INDEX                                                   59




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Community Covenant –                                  “Loving God, Loving Others”
Embracing the Community Covenant marks the beginning of your personal Lancaster Bible College
experience. Each student affirms his or her support for this Covenant at the beginning of each academic
year. While the Covenant is not a complete expression of all College rules and guidelines, it is a concise
summary of many of the things that we deem most important to spiritual development and community.

        We covenant together to express our love for God through our obedience to the authority of His
        Word, our practice of spiritual disciplines, and regular expressions of worship and Christian
        service.

        We covenant together to express our love for others through acts of kindness, wholesome and
        uplifting speech, redemptive expressions of confrontation and forgiveness, merciful acts to those
        in need and loving proclamation of the gospel.

        We covenant together to be people of integrity and self-control, truthful in our speech, honest in
        our conduct and morally pure in both thought and action.

        We covenant together to pursue excellence in all that we do as an expression of our gratitude to
        God and our desire to be good stewards of all God’s gifts, including our talents, time and
        resources.

        As members of this community, we voluntarily submit ourselves to all of the guidelines in the LBC
        Student Handbook and agree to uphold them with integrity and honesty.

The implications of this Covenant to a variety of campus life issues will be discussed throughout the LBC
Handbook. All students are expected not only to honor the Covenant, but also to promote it by providing
accountability and, when necessary, correction to their friends and peers.

   What Does it Mean to Agree to a Community Covenant?
          It is a promise that Lancaster Bible College students make to each other to help every member of this
           community develop qualities that reflect the character of Jesus Christ.
           Both words are important.
          “Community” reminds us that this is something that we do together in the context of loving
           relationships. An important part of the LBC Experience is the mutual support and accountability that
           we extend to each other as brothers and sisters in Christ.
          “Covenant” reminds us of the spiritual significance of this commitment. These are not matters of mere
           convenience of personal preference. They are essential marks of lives transformed by God’s grace. As
           a community, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of these marks of spiritual maturity so that God may
           be glorified on our campus.

I have read the Student Handbook & Appendixes and though I may not fully understand or agree in every
respect, I will keep them with God’s help while I am enrolled as a student at Lancaster Bible College.

_______(Please Initial) I have read the Academic Integrity Policy and understand it.
Signed ___________________________________________ Date _____________________________
Printed Signature _____________________________________________________________________


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        Preface
                 Lancaster Bible College offers an education with a distinctive purpose. The College desires not only to
                 impart knowledge, but also to teach Biblical values and living. This handbook is your source of information
                 regarding our standards and regulations. There are four major reasons for our policies:
        Biblical Absolutes
                 The direct commands of God in the Bible are part of the student lifestyle. These commands are absolute
                 and do not vary with time or culture. Some of them deal with behavior and others with attitudes. For
                 example, stealing, drunkenness, dishonesty, cheating, and adultery are forbidden. Attitudes such as
                 rebelliousness and jealousy also displease God. Though our handbook deals primarily with behavior, we
                 are also very concerned about attitudes and motivation. Kindness, humility, patience, love, and forgiveness
                 are commanded by God and it is expected that these attitudes will be demonstrated in our College
                 community.
        Biblical Principles
                 God’s Word teaches us principles, the application of which can vary with time, culture and interpretations.
                 It is the College’s responsibility to decide on a lifestyle that will be moderate in our culture and supportive
                 of all biblical principles. For example, the use of drugs and tobacco is prohibited in keeping with the
                 principle that we are to guard our bodies from harmful practices (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). Sunday is a
                 special day of worship and rest. We desire a moderate dress code, applying principles of modesty and
                 appropriateness (1 Timothy 2:9).
        Individual Responsibility
                 The application of many biblical principles is an administrative decision, but some practices are left for
                 individual application. For example, personal daily devotions are encouraged, but the time, place, and
                 method are your choice.
                 You are also given the responsibility of applying Biblical principles to many of your own life situations,
                 such as dating and life in the residence halls. The College does not regulate the amount of time you are to
                 spend studying.
                 In these areas the overriding principles are Christian freedom and individual responsibility (Galatians 5:13).
        Administrative Policies
                 In order to maintain general order and harmonious relationships, regulations for conduct are established.
                 These policies also promote cooperation and protect the rights of individuals.
                 Scripture sets forth principles such as modesty and appropriateness of dress, but the application of these is
                 not precisely defined. Therefore, specific guidelines are chosen for their fairness and convenience to
                 administer.
                 The College administrators and faculty have a deep sense of responsibility for the fulfillment of your total
                 growth. Faithful adherence to the College standards is a matter of personal honor and obedience to God-
                 ordained authority (Hebrews 13:17).
        Student Services Philosophy Statement
                 The Student Services Department exists to help fulfill the College Mission of “educating Christian men and
                 women to live according to a Biblical world view and to serve through professional Christian ministries”.
                 Our focus is to intentionally invest in the life of each student to help facilitate this mission. Each activity
                 and relationship on our campus exists with this purpose as a guide as students mature in Christian living.
                 The Student Services department seeks to help students assess life situations in light of biblical principles
                 and develop their unique gifts and abilities. Students are challenged to develop a balanced lifestyle of
                 stewardship and healthy living. The Student Services Department attempts to cultivate a lifestyle of
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Lancaster Bible College Core Values
     LBC has established a set of core values to serve as the compass for fulfilling its mission. The LBC
     Experience is an important factor in the development of ministry leaders. LBC’s core values are as follows:

       1.   Biblical & Institutional Commitment – LBC is a Bible College with Bible as the major of the
            curriculum and the core of concern. The College exists to prepare people for ministry and is a
            professional institution of higher education. Central to activities and decisions at the College is a
            strong commitment to the Scriptures.
       2.   Pursuit of Quality Education and Operation – LBC believes that its work is of ultimate value and
            has eternal consequences. The facilities, equipment, personnel, policies, and procedures should be the
            highest quality possible within the resource limitations of the College. There is a constant striving for
            improvement in every area of the College operation. The pursuit of quality in education is reflected by
            a balanced curriculum, incorporation of experience with academics, and the promotion of life-long
            learning.
       3.   An Environment Which Encourages Spiritual Life and Growth – Programs shall foster and all
            personnel, from Board of Trustees to students, shall model the development of a healthy spiritual life
            experience. Our commitment is to the authority of the Scriptures and a sensitivity to how Scriptural
            truth applied to every area of life promotes godly character. Prayer, Bible study, and Stewardship are
            critical elements of spiritual growth that are promoted in all areas of student, faculty, Board,
            Corporation, administration, and staff development.
       4.   A Ministry and Service Mindset – The faculty, staff, students, and alumni are committed to love the
            Lord and serve His Church through the exercise of talents, gifts, and abilities entrusted to their care.
            This is regularly demonstrated by active involvement in personal Christian service activities, such as:
            musical ministries, speaking and consulting at local churches, and in various community organizations.
            In addition, various members of the administration, faculty, and staff participate in leading student
            missionary teams on short-term ministries.
       5.   A Culture that is Team-Oriented – The commitment of faculty, staff, and administration is to work
            together in a cooperative way for the glory of God and the good of the Body of Christ. Excitement and
            enthusiasm for the ministry of the College is manifested through a positive work ethic, utilization of
            God-given gifts and abilities, sensitivity to leadership, and Christ-like conduct.
       6.   A Campus Climate that is Family-Oriented – The administration, faculty, and staff are pledged to
            work with students in a way that will enrich their lives as sons and daughters and disciples of the King
            of Kings and Lord of Lords. Created in the image of God, each individual is viewed as both unique
            and full of worth and potential. Appreciation of diverse races, cultures, denominations, and abilities is
            fostered.
       7.   Institutional/Operational Integrity – The College is committed to honesty and responsibility in every
            aspect of the operation and strives to meet the highest standards of truthfulness and obedience to the
            laws of God and man.
Lancaster Bible College Core Knowledge & Skills
     A graduate of Lancaster Bible College will:
       1. Demonstrate proficiency in knowing, interpreting, integrating, and applying the Scriptures.
       2. Demonstrate critical thinking skills and proficiency in acquiring, evaluating, communicating, and
           applying information.
       3. Develop an understanding and appreciation of, and compassion toward cultures of the world.
       4. Develop the principles necessary for a biblical worldview resulting in a dynamic understanding of
           one’s role in relation to God, self, and the world.
       5. Demonstrate an understanding and application of the knowledge and skills necessary for professional
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        Academic Calendar
                                Undergraduate Academic Calendar – 2010-11 Academic Year

         FALL 2010                      DAY(S)    DATE                DETAILS
         New Student Arrival            R         Aug. 26
         Orientation                    R-M       Aug. 26 - 30
         Registration                   M         Aug. 30
         First Day of Classes           M         Aug. 30             classes begin at 5:00 p.m.
         Labor Day                      M         Sept.6              no classes; resume 9/7 @ 7 a.m.
         Day of Prayer                  T         Sept. 28            no classes 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
         Fall Break                     R-S       Oct. 14 - 17        break begins 10/14 @ 7 a.m.; resume 10/18 @ 7 a.m.
         Thanksgiving Vacation          W-S       Nov. 24 - 28        break begins 11/24 @ 7 a.m.; resume 11/29 @ 7 a.m.
         Final Exams                    M-F       Dec. 13 - 17
         Christmas Vacation             F -M      Dec. 17 - Jan. 17   break begins: 12/17 @ 5 p.m.; resumes 1/17 @ 7 a.m.
         December Graduation Ceremony   F         Dec. 17

         WINTERIM 2011                  DAY(S)    DATE                DETAILS
         Winterim                       M-F       Jan.3 - 14          classes meet daily 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

         SPRING 2011                    DAY(S)    DATE                DETAILS
         New Student Arrival            S         Jan. 16
         Orientation                    S-M       Jan. 16 - 17
         Registration                   M         Jan. 17             spring semester begins
         First Day of Classes           M         Jan. 17             classes begin at 5:00 p.m.
         Maximum Impact Conference      T-TH      Feb. 15-17          begins: 2/15 @7 a.m.; resume 2/17 @ 5 p.m.
         Spring Break                   S-S       March 12 - 20       break begins 3/11 @ 5 p.m.; resume 3/21 @ 7 a.m.
         Easter Break                   R-M       April 21 - 25       break begins 4/21 @ 7 a.m.; resume 4/25 @ 5 p.m.
         Faculty In-Service Day         M         April 25            no classes 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
         Final Exams                    M         May 9 - 13
         May Graduation Ceremony        F         May 13

         SUMMER 2011                    DAY(S)    DATE                DETAILS
         Summer Session One*            M-F       May 16 - June 3     no class Monday May 30
         Summer Session Two**           M-F       June 6 - June 24




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Academic Life
       Lancaster Bible College exists for the purpose of educating Christian men and women to live according to a
       biblical world view and to serve through professional Christian ministries. The combination of commitment
       to both scholarship and ministry produces a unique learning environment for students. In order to
       encourage and maintain this environment, the following standards have been established as an expression
       of Christian character through academic excellence.
Academic Advisors
       Your Academic Advisor will give you personal assistance in selecting classes and making the most of your
       academic program. Be proactive about getting to know your advisor, and be quick to ask for help any time
       you need it.
Class Attendance
       Each faculty member will develop his/her own class attendance policy within the College’s minimum class
       attendance requirements.
       The College’s minimum class attendance requirement is that a student must attend 80 percent of the classes
       in a course in order to pass that course. Absences beyond 20 percent result in a failing grade for the course.
       The 20 percent includes any and all types of absences. This includes late registration for a course, drop/add,
       or late admission. In actual numbers, the 20 percent equivalent is:
        3 absences for courses meeting once a week
        6 absences for courses meeting twice a week
        9 absences for courses meeting three times a week

Cancellation of Classes/College Closings (Snow, Storms etc.)
       A class will be considered canceled when the professor is more than fifteen (15) minutes late.
       If it becomes necessary to cancel or delay classes or any College-sponsored activity, decisions will be made
       by 6 A.M. for day classes/activities and 2:30 P.M. for evening classes/activities. An announcement about a
       delay or closing will be posted on the Lancaster Bible College web site at www.lbc.edu and on the
       College’s automated answering system (717.560.8200 or 8201) Cancellation of a day schedule does not
       mean that the evening schedule is canceled. A separate announcement will be made for an evening
       schedule.
           The announcement will be given to the following stations:
                 WGAL 8                    WJTL 90.3 FM
Chapel

   Purpose
       Chapels are the one place and time where the entire LBC community can gather to encourage one another
       and receive instruction and challenge from the Word of God. As such, chapel is at the core of Lancaster
       Bible College’s effort to encourage spiritual growth in the life of every student. Chapel seeks to
       accomplish four purposes:
       —To spiritually strengthen the LBC student body, faculty, and staff through the teaching of God’s
       Word
           As presented by administration, faculty, and staff.
           As presented by area pastors or other teachers who are known for their outstanding Bible teaching.

       —To invigorate the Body of Christ at LBC through opportunities for authentic, passionate worship




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                         By consistently demonstrating the importance of the foundational biblical elements of worship,
                          (Scripture, prayer, singing, sharing, and service).
                         By maintaining a high quality of creativity and effort expressed musically and visually.
                         By exposing students to many styles and traditions, including those of other cultures.

                 —To broaden the world view of the LBC community
                         By encouraging thoughtful, informed discussion of cultural, political or theological issues that
                          impact students and those to whom they minister.
                         By providing ongoing insights into the opportunities and needs in our community, our country,
                          and around the world.
                         By acquainting the LBC community with ministries that exhibit unique effectiveness and blessing
                          from God.

                 —To encourage biblical body life among the LBC community
                         By providing a venue for addressing issues and events that are meaningful to the entire body.
                         By encouraging students to minister to their peers in song, testimony, or teaching.
                         Through community assemblies celebrating LBC community events or accomplishments.

            Policy Statement
                 All full-time students (twelve credit hours and above), both residents and commuters, are required to attend
                 chapel services and assemblies regardless of class schedule.
                     Chapel will meet three days a week for 50 minutes (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
                     Any exceptions to this attendance policy will need to be cleared through a meeting with the Assistant
                      Director of Christian Formation.
                     Special assemblies would occasionally meet on a Monday or Friday during the Chapel Hour (ie.
                      Scholarship Awards, Yearbook Dedication, Academic Awards, Church & Ministry Day, Parent’s Day,
                      etc.)

            Attendance procedures and expectations
                    Students will account for their attendance by swiping their student ID card as they enter chapel.
                    After 9:11 am, a student will be considered late.
                    After 9:15 am, a student will be counted as absent
                    Three late arrivals or early departures will be counted as one absence.
                    Any student caught falsifying attendance will be placed on disciplinary probation.

                 Knowing that life often presents circumstances beyond our control, the college extends to every student the
                 freedom to be absent from up to 20% of their chapel attendance requirement.

                                       For the 2010-11 Academic Year, this breaks down as follows;
                                          students attending chapel 3 days a week receive a grace
                                      allowance of missing 9 chapel sessions; 2 days/week – 6 chapel
                                                 sessions; 1 day/week – 3 chapel sessions.


                 This grace allowance is intended to be used for those times when a student is prevented from attending, or
                 from being credited with attending a chapel. This includes forgetting or losing a student ID card,
                 transportation problems, occasional illness, over sleeping, work, ministry or family demands. A wise
                 student understands these situations usually come unexpectedly, and keeps these allowed absences in
                 reserve for those occasions.
                 When a student’s absence from chapel exceeds the grace allowance, the following procedures will be
                 followed:
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         Excessive Absences 4-6 – meeting with the Assistant Director of Leadership Development for each
          Absence.
         Excessive Absences 7+ – meeting with the Director of Leadership Development for each Absence.
      Failure to follow through with any of these procedures will jeopardize your standing as a student.

   Chapel Excuse
      A student who has a conflict due to off campus permanent employment, Christian service, or student
      teaching may apply, at the beginning of the semester, for a semester-long chapel excuse. These requests
      must be re-submitted each semester. Chapel excuse request forms are available in the Student Services
      office. Students will need to set-up an appointment with the Assistant Director of Leadership Development
      to have their request reviewed before it is approved.
      Permanent Chapel Excuse Forms must be submitted within the first month of the semester. If form is
      submitted more than a month after the start of a semester, all absences previously missed due to the
      related excuse will not be excused.

   Life Connect Process
      Students will connect once/month with an assigned faculty/staff member, who will invest in their lives,
      caring and praying for them. Our desire is to cultivate intentional relationships in which Christ’s love is
      being poured out into each student.

   Life Mentoring Process – Our Goal
      As a Christian Formation Team, we are looking to cultivate mentoring relationships through the Life
      Connect Process. Life Connect is only the first step of an intentional caring relationship. Life Mentoring is
      the goal. It is a commitment made between a mentor (faculty/staff) and a mentee (student) to meet on a
      consistent basis and share a part of life together. The mentor will share wisdom, experience, information,
      insight and confidence with the mentee in order to give guidance, empower and encourage development.
Day of Prayer
      Once each semester the entire student body, faculty, and staff of Lancaster Bible set aside the daily rigors
      of higher education to devote the entire day to prayer. Students whose normal schedule requires them to be
      on campus those days will be expected to participate in the Day of Prayer activities. Attendance during the
      Day of Prayer will be taken multiple times throughout the day. Sessions missed will be counted against the
      student’s grace allowance for chapel.
Christian Service
      The Christian Service program is an integral part of the College’s educational program and is required each
      semester of every student who takes nine or more credits at the College. A student receives a grade of pass
      (P) or fail (F) based on his/her performance as evaluated by the Director of Christian Service.
      A student who receives two failing grades for Christian Service at any time during his/her academic
      program is subject to dismissal from the College. This student will be interviewed by the Director of
      Christian Service and the Dean of Undergraduate Education (and the Professional Division Committee if
      necessary), who will forward a recommendation to the president of the College.
      Each student is required to report the results of his/her Christian Service assignment on a form provided by
      the Christian Service Department each semester.
      The sequence of Christian Service assignments is as follows. In the freshman year, the student is assigned
      to an Action Group under the direction of an upperclassman. These groups meet weekly for prayer,
      discussion, and participation in outreach opportunities in surrounding communities.
      During the sophomore year, the student serves in a local church or Christian organization in children or
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                 In the junior year, the student’s Christian Service assignment is an internship in an in-depth ministry related
                 to the student’s professional course of study. In the senior year, the student’s Christian Service assignment
                 is a PRACTICUM WORTH 3 COLLEGE CREDITS in the area of the student’s professional major.
        Maximum Impact Conference Attendance (Annual Missions Conference)
                 All full-time students (twelve credit hours and above) are expected to attend the Maximum Impact
                 Conference in the Spring Semester. Attendance expectations and guidelines are consistent with those for
                 daily chapels. Instructions and guidelines are distributed to students prior to the Conference.
        Academic Integrity
                 LBC seeks to help mold the character of students according to a Biblical worldview and to send people of
                 integrity into ministry. Academic Integrity is central to this goal and to the entire educational venture. Our
                 complete Academic Integrity policy is contained in Appendix A on page 48.
        Academic Load
                 A full-time student is one who carries 12 or more semester hours of classes a week. The typical student
                 load is 15–18 semester hours of classes a week. A student may not take more than 18 semester hours of
                 classes without the permission of his/her academic advisor.
        Disability Services Policy
             Disability Compliance
                 Lancaster Bible College is committed to providing for the needs of its students with disabilities by utilizing
                 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of
                 1990 (ADA) as its guide for policy and practice. However, our goal is not governed solely by governmental
                 legislation but also by our concern for all students’ endeavors and our stated mission that LBC “…exists to
                 educate Christian students to think and live a Biblical worldview and to proclaim Christ by serving Him in
                 the Church and society.” We believe that true education endeavors to realize all students’ greatest
                 potential, preparing them to be effective servants of Christ.

                 For students with disabilities, one of the College’s means for accomplishing this mission is through the
                 Reaching Academic Potential Center (RAP) which houses both the Academic Resources Center and the
                 Disabilities Services Office.

             Requesting Services
                 The Disability Services Office provides services for qualified students who present recent, complete
                 documentation of a disability which verifies the need for accommodations. Students with disabilities are
                 those who have a diagnosis that substantially limits one or more major life activity. The documentation
                 must identify the specific disability(s) using standardized tools, provide the historical impact of the
                 disability on the student, describe the present impact, and indicate accommodations that have been recently
                 utilized. Once this documentation is submitted by the student, accommodations are determined by the
                 Director of Disability Services on a case-by-case basis. Accommodations offered will address the
                 limitations of the disability, with the intent of ensuring access to all campus courses, programs, facilities,
                 services, and activities.

                 The documentation guidelines are available in the Disability Services Office, on the LBC website, and at
                 the information desk in the RAP Center. The RAP Center is located on the first floor of the Administration
                 building, in the far left quadrant of the college library.

             Student Responsibility Under the Law
                 Disability documentation cannot legally be forwarded with a student’s high school transcript. Therefore,
                 unless the student discloses a disability and provides documentation to the Director of Disability Services
                 (717.560.8200 ext. 5383), the Director will be unaware of the student’s need for accommodations. Please
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      occurred prior to disclosure; therefore, it is in the student’s best interest to self-disclose one’s disability in a
      timely manner.
Grading System
      The grading system used at Lancaster Bible College is as follows:
                           A             4.0             C              2.0
                           A-            3.7             C-             1.7
                           B+            3.3             D+             1.3
                           B             3.0             D              1.0
                           B-            2.7             D-             0.7
                           C+            2.3             F              0.0

               I   –   Incomplete................................................. not figured in GPA
             W     –   Course withdrawal..................................... not figured in GPA
              P    –   Pass (noncredit course).............................. not figured in GPA
              S    –   Satisfactory (noncredit course).................. not figured in GPA
              U    –   Unsatisfactory (noncredit course).............. not figured in GPA
           Audit   –   Audit.......................................................... not figured in GPA

      Grade reports are issued by the Registrar’s Office through the Student Portal on a semester basis. The grade
      point average of a student is determined by dividing the total number of semester credits into the total
      number of grade points.
      All grades are permanent grades except for “I–Incomplete.” However, a permanent grade may be changed
      if the faculty member makes an error in computation of the grade. Grade change forms are available to
      faculty members in the Registrar’s Office.
      Faculty members may use the grade of “I–Incomplete” when they believe that an extension beyond the end
      of the semester is appropriate. The use of an “I” is to be the exception due to extenuating circumstances
      rather than being a general practice. The faculty member also has the responsibility to establish with the
      student when the unfinished work must be completed, to determine the penalty if it is not completed on
      time, and to change the “I” to a permanent grade in the Registrar’s Office. A faculty member should not
      extend the deadline beyond the following:
       The close of the spring semester for an “I” received in the fall semester or winterim.
       The close of the fall semester for an "I" received during the spring semester or summer sessions.
      Requests for extensions beyond these deadlines must be made in writing by the student to the
      Undergraduate Student Appeals Committee.
Study Time
      Course assignments are normally designed to necessitate two hours of preparation by the student for every
      hour of class. Because of differing academic abilities and interests of students, actual time for study may
      differ.
Library
      The library staff is available to assist each student in locating needed information. A student should feel
      free to ask for assistance whenever he/she needs help.
      Any student who may need to use interlibrary loan materials (book loans or article photocopies from other
      libraries) is encouraged to plan his/her research in advance. Requests for interlibrary loan materials should
      be made as early in the semester as possible due to the fact that it takes several weeks for such material to
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        Written Projects
                 The College policy for written projects must be produced strictly according to the thesis style as set forth in
                 the MLA Handbook on Research Papers, 6th Edition, by Joseph Gibaldi, NY: Modern Language
                 Association of America, 2003; however, each professor is entitled to his or her own specifications. The
                 following standards are required for papers processed on computer for the purposes of clarity and
                 consistency in appearance: (1) 10 or 12 point font size; (2) left justification only; (3) 1/2 inch indentation
                 for paragraphs, and (4) traditional typing font types, not including script or gothic.
        Independent Studies
            Rostered Course
                 Courses that are part of the regular curriculum may be taken by independent study when there is a
                 scheduling problem that jeopardizes a student’s graduation as a result of College action. These independent
                 studies are limited to students in their last two semesters of courses at the College. Application forms and
                 instructional sheets are available in the Registrar’s Office.
            Nonrostered Course
                 Courses that are not a part of the regular curriculum may be taken by independent study when they provide
                 academic exposure in one of the College’s curricular areas to content not taught in an established course.
                 These independent studies are limited to juniors and seniors with a grade point average of 3.00 or greater.
                 Application forms and instructional sheets are available in the Registrar’s Office.
            Appeals
                 Students wishing to do an independent study that is not permitted by these policies may appeal to the
                 Curriculum Committee. The student should complete the application form and submit it to the Dean of
                 Undergraduate Education along with a letter of appeal.
        Drop/Add Period
                 At the beginning of each semester, there is a short time period (normally one week) for students to make
                 final adjustments to their class schedules. Each semester the Registrar’s Office will issue the drop/add dates
                 and procedures to be followed. Full financial adjustments will be made as necessary. A drop/add fee may
                 be assessed. Changes in room and board may also involve a fee.
        Course Withdrawal
                 A student may withdraw from a course within the first nine weeks of a semester following the prescribed
                 drop/add period, with approval from the Registrar’s Office.
                 The course from which a student withdraws during the first nine weeks of the semester will be given a
                 grade of W.
                 After nine weeks, a student who withdraws from a course will receive an F unless the faculty member
                 believes extenuating circumstances are present and in consultation with the Registrar, course withdrawal is
                 permitted with a grade of W.
                 Course withdrawal forms are available in the Registrar’s Office. No financial adjustments will be made
                 after the drop/add period.
        Withdrawal from the College
                 The process of withdrawing from the College may be initiated by the student at the Registrar’s office or
                 Student Services office.
                 Students are considered “students on record” until they complete all withdrawal procedures or are notified
                 by the registrar that by default they have withdrawn themselves.
                  Refunds will be granted to students, regardless of the reason for their withdrawal, according to the
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          TUITION REFUNDS:
             During 1st week of classes – 100%
             During 1st full week of classes – 80%
             During 2nd full week of classes – 60%
             During 3rd full week of classes – 40%
             During 4th full week of classes – 25%
             No refunds after 4th full week of classes
          ROOM & BOARD REFUNDS:
             During 1st week of classes – 90%
             During 2nd & 3rd week of classes – 80%
             During 4th & 5th week of classes – 60%
             During 6th, 7th, and 8th week of classes – 40%
             No refunds after 8th full week of classes
Academic Probation
      Students with a cumulative grade point average below 2.00 will be placed on Academic Probation.
      Students on Academic Probation who have the following grade point average or above may participate in
      one extracurricular activity at any one time:
                 Freshman (up to 29 hours)         1.70 GPA
                 Sophomore (30–59 hours)           1.80 GPA
                 Junior (60–89 hours)              1.90 GPA
                 Senior (90 or more hours)         2.00 GPA
      Students below these minimum GPAs may not participate in any extracurricular activities.
      All probationary students must attend two weekly appointments with a tutor in the Reaching Academic
      Potential (RAP) Center, the College’s academic assistance program. In addition, they must sign-up for two
      weekly study halls. Study halls are offered throughout the day as well as the evening. Hours are chosen at
      the convenience of the student. The specific schedule for RAP is posted on campus the beginning of each
      semester.
      The Veterans Administration will be notified if a student receiving VA benefits does not meet the academic
      progress requirements after serving a probationary period of two semesters.
Academic Dismissal
      Any student whose cumulative grade point average is below the minimum standards at the end of an
      academic year will receive notification of his/her academic dismissal from the Dean of Undergraduate
      Education. The minimum standards are:
         Hours Registered Toward
         Graduation Requirements
                  0–17                No Minimum
                  18–59               1.50 GPA
                  60–89               1.75 GPA
                  90+                 1.90 GPA
      Appeals of academic dismissal may be made by the student, in writing, to the Undergraduate Student
      Appeals Committee.
Transfer Credits
      Any student intending to enroll in a course at another higher educational institution for transfer credit to
      Lancaster Bible College should check with the Registrar’s Office prior to enrollment in the course to
      determine the suitability of the institution for transfer credit and the adaptability of the course to the
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        Graduation Dates
                Students are eligible for graduation upon the completion of all spiritual and academic requirements of an
                approved program. Students may graduate from the College in May, August (requirements completed during
                the summer), and December (requirements completed during the fall). Commencement exercises are held in
                May and December. Participation in these exercises is a graduation requirement for all students. Any
                exception must be requested in writing to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Please see the College
                Catalog for the complete College policy.
        Graduation Rates/National Center for Education Statistics
                 The Student-Right-to-Know Act requires all colleges and universities to disclose graduation       rates    for
                 students who enter their school on or after July 1, 1996. The students who need to be identified and tracked
                 are limited to first-time, full-time freshmen. This group of students is called a cohort. Other students such
                 as previous college students, transfer students, and part-time students are excluded from the cohort.
                 Additionally, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) requires all colleges and universities to
                 compute graduation rates as a part of their Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
                 This information is available to all students and is posted at www.lbc.edu/aboutLBC/facts.
        RAP (Reaching Academic Potential Center) Academic Services
                 The College provides academic services at no cost to all currently enrolled LBC students. Peer tutors and
                 professional personnel provide assistance with major projects, budgeting and organizing
                 study/work/personal time, reviewing of class material, test-taking skills and study strategies. Free 11x17
                 semester calendars for plotting out assignments/projects/exams and 3x5 note cards are also available.
                 The RAP Center is generally open for appointments during the school term Monday through Thursday,
                 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, and Friday, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
                 Students may sign up for semester-long weekly appointments or make appointments as needed.
                 Appointments can be made by stopping by the Center, signing one’s initials on the calendar in the RAP
                 hallway (if the Center is closed when stopping by), or calling the Center (ext. 5389) during business hours
                 to schedule with the Department Assistant.
                 For more information regarding RAP, stop by the Center located in the far left quadrant of LBC Library.
        Students Rights Under FERPA

            What is FERPA?
                 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords you, the student, certain rights with
                 respect to your educational record once you are admitted as a student to the college.

            What are my rights under FERPA?
                 As a college student, you have four rights under FERPA: (Forms to exercise rights #1-3 are available in
                 the Registrar’s Office)
                 1.   To inspect and review your educational record within 45 days of your request.
                 2.   To request amendment of your educational record.
                 3.   To have some control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information from your educational
                      record, except in the areas that FERPA authorizes disclosure without student consent.
                 4.   To file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the college to
                      comply with the requirements of FERPA.

            What documents are included in my educational record?
                 Student educational records are specifically defined as all paper and computer records, files, documents,
                 and other materials that contain information directly related to you, the student, and maintained by LBC or
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   of instructional, supervisory, and administrative personnel in the sole possession of the maker and that are
   not accessible or revealed to any other person, except a substitute. Additionally, notes of a professor or staff
   member intended for his/her own use are not part of the educational record, nor are campus security
   records, parents’ financial statements, application records of students not admitted to the college, alumni
   records, or records of physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, or other recognized professionals.
   Educational records are maintained by, but are not limited to the following offices, departments, and/or
   individuals: Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid Office, Business Office, Student Services Department,
   Degree Completion Program Office, Graduate School Office, Evening Institute Office, Christian Service
   Office, Placement Office, and Academic Advisors.

What is Directory Information?
   Some information about students is considered "Directory Information". Directory Information may be
   publicly shared by the institution without student consent unless the student has taken formal action to
   restrict its release. "Directory Information" at LBC includes: Name, Address (current, local, home, and
   electronic mail), Telephone Number (current, local, and home), Date of Birth, Parent/Spouse Contact
   Information (address and phone number), Photo, Major/Program, Weight and Height (athletic teams),
   Date(s) of Attendance, Enrollment Status (full-time, part-time, not enrolled), Date(s) of Graduation,
   Degrees and Awards Received, and Participation in officially recognized activities and sports.

Can I control the release of Directory Information?
   Yes, you can restrict the public release of Directory Information by completing a form available in the
   Registrar's Office. You should carefully consider imposing a restriction on the Directory Information. The
   limits of the college’s student information system make it an all or nothing option. For example, your
   friends would not be able to obtain your directory information nor would the college be able to use it in
   graduation programs and news releases. This restriction should be reserved for extreme circumstances or on
   the advice of a legal or medical professional.

Who and under what circumstances can someone access my educational record?
   According to FERPA regulations, no one has access your educational record (other than directory
   information) without your written permission, except: (1) a school official (defined as: administrators,
   faculty, professional staff, staff, student workers, and students serving on official college committees) who
   has a legitimate education interest (defined as: the information or records requested are relevant and
   necessary to the accomplishment of some task or determination related to the inquirer’s employment
   responsibilities/committee responsibilities or are acting within the course and scope of their employment
   and/or authority). (2) a parent or guardian who presents a certified copy of the most recent federal income
   tax form that reports you as a dependent. Other, less common individuals who may access your
   educational record without your consent include: (3) authorized representatives of accrediting agencies, as
   well as federal, state, and local government offices, persons or organizations providing financial aid to a
   student, (4) persons in compliance with a judicial order or subpoena, (5) persons in an emergency if the
   protected information is needed to protect the safety of the student or other persons, (6) parents regarding
   the student’s violation of any federal, state, or local law, or any college policy or rule governing the use of
   alcohol or a controlled substance as long as the institution has determined that there has been a violation
   and the student is under the age of 21 at the time of disclosure, (7) the victim of an alleged perpetrator of a
   crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense (limited to the final results of the disciplinary proceeding
   conducted by the college), and (8) the public in relation to a determined crime of violence or non-forcible
   sex offense that violates college policy or rule (disclosure limited to the student’s name, the violation, and
   any sanctions imposed by the institution against the student).

Am I required to use my social security number as a personal identifier?
   A Federal court ruling upheld the use of the social security number as a personal identifier for
   administrative purposes in higher education. We protect the privacy of the social security number as
   required by FERPA. However, you may request (form available in the Registrar's Office) the assignment of
   an alternate identification number. Effective January 2002, any new students admitted to LBC will no
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            Which College Officer is responsible for administering the FERPA guidelines?
                 The Office of the Registrar is responsible for the institutional compliance with the FERPA guidelines and
                 maintenance and release of the educational record. Questions, interpretations, further explanations, or
                 concerns about FERPA and the college’s FERPA policy are to be directed to the Registrar.

            How do I file a complaint with the US Department of Education?
                   Complaints are to be filed with the:
                                            Family Policy Compliance Office
                                            US Department of Education
                                            600 Independence Avenue, SW
                                            Washington, DC 20202-4605




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Biblical Principles for Living & Learning
       Lancaster Bible College is an academic institution that develops leaders for the cause of Christ. It is
       expected that students, faculty, staff, and administration will be pacesetters in learning and living for the
       cause of Christ.
       The student life standards are not set forth as absolutes or as an index of Christian spirituality, but rather are
       established to help each student grow and learn in a context that the College has found to be wholesome
       and nurturing for spiritual life, learning, and leadership.
Biblical Principles for Living and Learning
       Spirituality is far more complex than participation and/or abstinence from certain activities or lifestyles.
       Spirituality involves our thoughts, attitudes, and motives which then affect our actions (Mark 7:8–23).
       Spirituality is more than a list of do’s and don’ts. This is not to minimize the fact that the Scriptures contain
       a number of negative commands such as fleeing immorality (1 Corinthians 6:18), avoidance of the practice
       of stealing (Ephesians 4:28), and even avoiding conformity to the world (Romans 12:2).
       On the positive side, we are told to give thanks in everything (1 Thessalonians 5:18), to love one another
       (Romans 12:10), and ultimately to set our affections on heavenly things (Colossians 3:2). Scriptural
       commands transcend man-made regulations.
       In order to live together effectively as a community of believers, we have an established set of expectations
       by which we operate for the good of all concerned. The College recognizes that not all Christians or
       Christian organizations will agree with the standards which LBC has established for its operation. The
       standards which follow are selected and designed for the context of Lancaster Bible College and for the
       leadership development program which is in place. These standards are derived from three basic biblical
       principles:
       1.   The Principle of Ownership - We are His and because we are His we need to be pure.
       2.   The Principle of Stewardship - Our resources are His.
       3.   The Principle of Love - We love Him and others.
       Every student is expected to live by these principles and standards while involved at LBC. It is our hope
       that these standards will ultimately shape and mold each student’s life and provide him/her with a base for
       a personal set of life standards.
The Principle of Ownership – We Are His and because we are His we need to be pure.
       God commands each Christian who truly desires to serve Him to present his/her body to be totally used for
       His purposes (Romans 12:1). As temples of God’s Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:19), we need to be clean
       dwellings, allowing God His rightful claim on our lives and bodies. Exhortations to purity, especially
       moral purity, naturally result from the fact that God’s Holy Spirit dwells in us as His present-day temple (1
       Corinthians 6:18–20). God is so concerned about moral purity in the life of the Christian that a wide variety
       of words are selected by the inspired authors of Scripture to communicate the dangers and sinfulness of
       every aspect of moral impurity: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, immorality, impurity,
       sensuality, homosexuality, covetousness, sexual promiscuity, lust, vile affections, degrading passions, etc.
       (compare Galatians 5:19–21; 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10). The mere fact that God is holy necessitates a holiness
       in His children (1 Peter 1:16). We are encouraged to be imitators of Christ and not let immorality or any
       impurity or greed even be named among us (Ephesians 5:1-3). A clean break with all forms of immorality
       incorporates the need to avoid those things in our lives which cater to satisfying our sinful desires or to
       “feeding” temptations (Romans 13:14).
The Principle of Stewardship – Our Resources Are His
       Stewardship is a theological belief that humans are responsible for the world, and should take care of it. In
       the Christian tradition, stewardship also refers to the way time, talents, material possessions, or wealth are
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                 A biblical worldview of stewardship can be consciously defined as the use of God-given resources for the
                 accomplishment of God-given objectives. The central essence of biblical worldview stewardship is
                 managing everything God brings into the believer’s life in a manner that honors God and impacts eternity.
                 Stewardship begins and ends with the understanding of God's ownership of all. Psalm 24:1 states, "the
                 earth is the Lord's, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." (See also: Revelation 22:13,
                 Deuteronomy 10:14, Leviticus 25:23 and Job 41:11.)
                 The Bible teaches that people are accountable and responsible to God for the way they use the resources
                 they are given. We are expected to “steward” or “manage” these for the One who owns and has given them
                 for this purpose.
                 Stewardship is further supported and sustained theologically through the understanding of God's holiness as
                 found in such verses as: Genesis 1:2, Psalm 104, Psalm 113, 1 Chronicles 29:10-20, Colossians 1:16 and
                 Revelation 1:8.
                 God has richly blessed the College with a beautiful campus. We want to glorify Him in the way that we use
                 what He has provided through our care and respect of the facilities, people and programs of LBC.
        The Principle of Love – We Love Him and Others
                 According to the words of Jesus, a love for God must be our primary concern. Next to loving God, our love
                 for others is of foremost importance (Matthew 22:37–39). Actually, the principle of love summarizes God’s
                 purposes in all our Christian obligations (Galatians 5:13, 14).
                 Part of demonstrating love for others include limiting my freedom so as not to offend the tastes of those
                 God has called me to serve. When you become identified with the College through matriculation, you come
                 not as one to be served (even though you come to be taught the Word), but as one who serves others (Mark
                 10:45); that is, you come with a servant’s heart toward the College and its constituency. Because a
                 servant’s heart involves becoming excited about making someone else a success, the College challenges
                 you to endeavor to make the College a success before its constituency just as in the same way the
                 administration, faculty, and staff seek to make you a success before those to whom you are or will be
                 ministering.
                 The College serves a conservative constituency composed of churches and individuals of an evangelical,
                 fundamental tradition. Within this fundamental community there exists a wide variety of opinions
                 concerning such issues as styles of dress, length of hair on men, and permissible activities on Sunday. The
                 gamut of viewpoints stretches from complete “freedom in Christ” to strong personal convictions limiting
                 such freedoms. Because LBC ministers to a wide spectrum within our conservative community, it therefore
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Lifestyle Expectations & Standards
   Every community or group of individuals has rules, regulations, and standards that define and govern that
   group. Accountants, professional athletes, military personnel, machinists, and church congregations are
   offered as illustrations. Even the “dress down days” currently in favor in the corporate world have
   standards to define the limits of “dressing down.” These community standards serve to (1) define the group,
   (2) minimize distracting behaviors, (3) provide guidelines within which the individual can feel secure and
   accepted, and (4) present the desired image to the public. When joining a group, individuals need flexibility
   and a willing spirit to adhere to the customs of that community. The notion of balancing our individualism
   with the community’s standards is both biblical and social, and one that will follow us all our days. Thus,
   as you enter the Lancaster Bible College community, you will find some standards to govern your
   behavior. The immediate task is a willing compliance. The life-long task is to recognize that when you
   leave LBC and join another group, they too will have some standards for you.
   The College also recognizes that styles are constantly changing and not every specific style can be
   addressed. Students, therefore, should strive to adhere to the spirit of the dress standards and to allow
   common sense and reason to prevail. If in doubt, please contact a resident assistant or a Student Services
   staff member for clarification before wearing an item that may not be appropriate.

 Alcohol, Harmful Products,
 Illegal Drugs & Substances,                   Reasons Why LBC Prohibits Alcohol
 Tobacco                                       Alcohol-related problems pose a major threat to college
   Lancaster Bible College seeks to be a       students. Alcohol use is clearly linked to hazing, date
   drug/alcohol-free campus, and as            rape, injuries and fatal accidents among students. Listed
   such seeks to prevent the use and           below are several principles that support and guide our
   abuse of chemical substances. Certain       approach to alcohol.
   products are harmful to one’s
   physical and psychological health.           Nearly 70% of our students are under the legal drinking
   Therefore, use of any form of                 age. For these students, drinking is not only unwise, it is
   tobacco, hallucinogenic drugs, illegal        also illegal (I Peter 2.13-17).
   substances, narcotics, or alcohol            Both Testaments instruct leaders to avoid the use or
   (except where prescribed by a                 abuse of alcohol (Leviticus 10.9, Numbers 6.3, Proverbs
   physician, used in cooking, or taken          31.4, I Timothy 3.3, Titus 1.7).
   as part of the Lord’s Supper) is
   prohibited. Abuse of legal substances        Abuse of alcohol is not consistent with a spiritually
                                                 mature lifestyle (I Corinthians 6.9, I Peter 4.3).
   such     as    over-the-counter     or
   prescribed medications is prohibited.        Alcohol use reduces a person’s ability to make good
                                                 decisions about sex and is associated with various forms
      Lancaster Bible College and all
       College-related functions will be         of sexual immorality (Romans 13.13, Galatians 5.19-
                                                 21).
       alcohol-free and tobacco-free.
                                                Alcohol makes us less alert and diminishes our self-
      Clothing, posters, containers or
                                                 control (I Thessalonians 5.7-8).
       other material displaying harmful
       products, product logos, or              Use of food and drink is listed by Paul in a discussion of
       trademarks are prohibited on              “disputable matters.” We are advised to be careful not
       campus.                                   to place stumbling blocks in a brother’s way. We are
                                                 also warned to be careful about what we approve and to
      Students are not allowed to
                                                 seek each other’s mutual edification (Romans 14).
       attend nightclubs, bars, or similar
       establishments.                         These are among the reasons why LBC maintains a policy
                                               of total abstinence in the area of alcohol. This policy
      The College also follows the
                                               exists to protect our students and to promote the virtues of
       Drug-Free      Schools    &
                                               sobriety and self-control. We believe that such a policy is
       Communities Act of 1989 (the
                                               beneficial, constructive and designed for the good of our
       detailed Act can be found at
                                               students (I Corinthians 10.22-24).
       www.lbc.edu).




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        Church Attendance
                   Students are required to attend a Bible-believing church and are encouraged to actively participate in its
                   ministries. LBC views church attendance as a crucial part of your life and desires for you to grow in
                   fellowship with other believers.
                   Students demonstrating a lack of consistency in church attendance will need to meet with the Associate
                   Vice President for Student Services.
        Computer Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
                   Computer network and internet access is provided for students and employees of Lancaster Bible College
                   for the purpose of furthering students’ education and providing tools for faculty and staff in support of their
                   duties. All members of the LBC family must respect areas on the network that are not for general access,
                   and refrain from accessing sites on the Internet, which are not conducive to spiritual growth. In addition, all
                   must realize that there are file and resource limitations. Our complete Computer Acceptable Use Policy is
                   contained in Appendix B on page 50.
        Dancing
                   We recognize there are appropriate and positive forms and occasions for non-sensual dancing such as
                   choreography in drama and musical productions, cultural activities, aerobic classes, and dancing at special
                   family events. Unfortunately, many forms of dancing in today’s culture are sensual and undermine that
                   which promotes godliness.
                    Sensual dancing and attendance at establishments or events that encourage such dancing is prohibited.
                    College-sponsored dances will not be permitted on or off campus.
        Dress Standards

             General Information
                   Your attire should reflect the principles of modesty, respect for fellow students and faculty, and personal
                   dignity. As you consider your dress, ask yourself, “what is the appropriate outward appearance for a
                   follower of Christ?” (Student Services reserves the right to ask a student to change their attire based on
                   appropriateness.)
                   LBC Staff & Faculty, Resident Assistants (RAs) and other student leaders will enforce the Dress Standards.
                   Students are encouraged to monitor one another as well in a Christ-loving fashion.
                                                            Men                                                 Women
        Classroom Dress             Ripped or holey jeans, athletic/lounge/sweatpants   Ripped or holey jeans, athletic/lounge/sweatpants,
                                    or shorts are not permitted.                        casual capris or shorts are not permitted.
        all classes, chapel and
        conference sessions         NO t-shirts, sweatshirts, muscle shirts or hats.    Spaghetti straps, strapless, halter, midriff-bearing,
                                                                                        plunging necklines, open backs, see-through tops,
                                    LBC t-shirts and sweatshirts are permitted.
                                                                                        t-shirts or sweatshirts are not permitted.
        Please check with the       Footwear is required.
        Chapel Coordinator                                                              LBC t-shirts and sweatshirts are permitted.
        concerning attire for                                                           Dress capris are permitted.
        participating in leading
        worship, announcements,                                                         Dress and skirt hemlines must reach the top of the
        speaking, etc. in chapel.                                                       knee. Slits may be 2 inches above the knee.
                                                                                        Footwear is required.
        Campus Dress                Shirts must be worn at all times.                   Spaghetti straps, strapless, halter, midriff-bearing,
                                                                                        plunging necklines, open backs or see-through tops
                                    Footwear must be worn at all times.
                                                                                        are not permitted outside of the dorm section.
                                                                                        Please dress modestly during visiting hours.
                                                                                        Athletic/lounge/sweat-pants and shorts may not
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                                                                                 Shorts must reach the mid-thigh.
                                                                                 Dress and skirt hemlines must reach the top of the
                                                                                 knee.
                                                                                 Footwear must be worn at all times.
Hair                     Hair is to be neat and well groomed. It should not      Extreme dye colors and styles are to be avoided.
                         cover the eyes or be longer than the bottom of the
                         shirt collar. Extreme dye colors and styles are to be
                         avoided. Mustaches, beards, and goatees must be
                         well kept.
Piercings/Tattoos        Earrings and body piercings are not permitted at        Body piercings are not permitted at any time on
                         any time on campus or while representing LBC (i.e.      campus or while representing LBC (i.e. at Christian
                         at Christian service, church, athletic events, field    service, church, athletic events, field trips, etc.)
                         trips, etc). Wearing of clear spacers is permitted.     Wearing of clear spacers is permitted.
                         New tattoos and new body piercings are not              New tattoos and new body piercings are not
                         permitted while a student at LBC.                       permitted while a student at LBC.
Formal Dress                                                                     NO plunging necklines or backs lower than the
                                                                                 bottom of the shoulder blades.
                                                                                 Midriff-bearing attire is not permitted.
                                                                                 Hemlines must reach the top of the knee.



Ethnic Intimidation Act of 1982
         The College opposes all forms of discrimination and is in full agreement with the Ethnic Intimidation Act
         of 1982 (P.L. 537–154). The act states that an individual who commits certain acts (e.g., arson, criminal
         mischief, or other property destruction, criminal trespass, harassment by communication or address) has
         also committed an offense under the Ethnic Intimidation Act if malicious intent toward the race, color,
         religion, or national origin of another individual or group of individuals is proven. The College will fully
         cooperate with law enforcement agencies in investigating all cases of discrimination on the campus of
         Lancaster Bible College.
Gambling
         Participation in gambling or other forms of betting is prohibited. You are expected to present a positive
         Christian testimony in using your time and talents, in meeting your financial obligations, and in giving to
         the Lord as He directs.
Media (including music, drama, literature, television, and movies)
         We must use godly wisdom, discernment, and discretion in the selection of the media we use. TV
         programs, movies, computer programs and games, theater and dramatic productions, literature, and music
         with obvious pornographic, profane or coarse language, and themes that are morally degrading are
         inappropriate forms of media and are prohibited.
                   Students should use discretion and follow the above principle when playing video/computer
                    games and when viewing G, PG, and PG-13 movies.
                   “R” rated or “unrated” movies are not to be viewed unless prior approval from the Associate Vice
                    President for Student Life has been obtained.
                   NC-17 and X-rated films are prohibited on and off campus.
                   Video/computer games with ratings of “M” (Mature) or “AO” (Adults Only) are prohibited on and
                    off campus. Video/Computer Games have created virtual worlds that rival reality. Some of these
                    games are fun and can provide an enjoyable outlet. However, some games present a virtual world
                    whose themes stand in opposition to biblical principles. Like movies, game ratings are unreliable
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                           Sexually suggestive and sexually explicit Internet sites, TV programs, and other such material are
                            prohibited on and off campus.

          Questions to be used in exercising discernment regarding what we look at, read or listen to are as follows:
              1.    Is the content excellent? Paul’s prayer for the Colossian believers was that God would fill them with
                    the knowledge of His will “through all spiritual wisdom and understanding” so they would enjoy a
                    worthy walk and please God in everything (Colossians 1.9-10).
              2.    Is this issue really a neutral issue? As believers, we are called to lives of purity and righteousness. As
                    such, Scripture has absolute standards that are not open to debate or discussion. Entertainment
                    choices that lead us into sin are not appropriate (Galatians 5.16-26, II Corinthians 6.17-18).
              3.    Will my choice cause a brother or sister to stumble (I Corinthians 8.9-13)? Mature believers are given
                    the responsibility and privilege of modeling a lifestyle that takes into account the sensitivities of less
                    mature brothers and sisters (Romans 14).
              4.    Does this encourage me to think on things that are true, noble, right and pure (Philippians 4.8)? As
                    committed Christ-followers, we must guard our thought lives and avoid entertainment choices that
                    stimulate our sensual desires.
              5.    Does what I watch, read or listen to exemplify the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5.22-23)? The Christian
                    life should be characterized by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness
                    and self-control. Our choices should reflect this reality!
              6.    Am I willing to accept the choices (about neutral matters) of fellow Christians with whom I differ
                    (Romans 14.1)? We must learn to be gracious in relating to our brothers and sisters in Christ who may
                    have different convictions regarding non-essential issues.

        Personal Bible Study
                   Students are encouraged to develop and maintain the discipline of personal Bible study and to become
                   familiar with important books about spiritual growth, both classic and contemporary.
        Personal Injury to Self/Threat of Personal Injury to Others
                   The Bible teaches us that each person’s life is precious to God; yet in time of great distress, people will
                   occasionally engage in harmful, self-injurious behaviors. LBC recognizes that those who are finding self
                   harm a reasonable alternative to facing the difficulties of this world need others to come alongside them
                   and lend direction and support during crisis. LBC has created a response plan to address and provide
                   guidance in situations where a student engages in self harm. Depending on the nature of the situation, the
                   College may choose to respond in a variety of ways which may include accountability, counseling, and/or
                   psychological assessment. There are also times when the College must act on behalf of all members of the
                   community (students, faculty and staff) to prevent the further disruption of the campus community. In
                   every situation, the College will attempt to allow the student to have the opportunity to choose a healthy
                   response.
                   Examples of such behavior are: eating disorders or other lifestyle habits which cause other health risks;
                   repeated remarks about or seeming infatuation with death or suicide; self-mutilation or actual suicide
                   attempts.
                   A student’s behavior may be of such an extreme or nature, so that it causes disruptions in the resident halls
                   or in the campus community at-large, or for which the College setting cannot provide a reasonable and
                   healthful solution. This determination will be made by the Student Services office, whenever possible, in
                   association with and under advisement from the Office of Student Care. In such cases, when a student will
                   not accept the decision of the Student Services office voluntarily, disciplinary action may be taken.
                   In regard to others, students must show respect at all times for the person. Any act or threat that imposes
                   any kind of emotional trauma, intimidation, or physical harm to another person is prohibited. Such
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      community, and it will not be tolerated. Failure to report such actions/threats, or the presence of
      individuals on campus that have engaged in them is also a safety risk and may be subject to discipline.
Pregnancy Statement
      Scripture urges believers to seek wise and godly counsel when faced with significant or difficult life
      choices. Therefore, should an LBC student become pregnant while unmarried, she is encouraged to
      communicate with one of the Student Services staff. The Student Services staff are prepared to stand with
      both the mother and the father as they consider the meaning of their actions, deal with the consequences
      and experience the redemptive manner, seeking to balance compassion with accountability. Students can
      expect to be treated with Christian love as they deal with their new circumstances. Every effort will be
      made to ensure confidentiality, but the life and health of the mother and child and the spiritual well-being
      of the parents and the LBC community are our primary concerns. Continuity of on-campus residence
      and/or enrollment as a student at LBC will be considered in light of what is best for all those involved.

Respect for Authority
      The clear principles regarding truthfulness, genuine love for others, giving only a good report and speaking
      only those words that lead to edification are upheld as essential to an irreproachable Christian testimony.
      There must be genuine respect for the position and authority of the faculty and staff, evidenced in such
      things as the use of proper titles (President, Dean, Professor, Dr., Mrs., Mr., Miss, or other), courteous
      attention, and especially refraining from discourteous reference to them.
      Respect is shown in classes and chapel by being seated on time, heeding the call to order, giving thoughtful
      attention throughout the period, refraining from whispering, unrelated reading and writing, eating, and by
      awaiting the order of dismissal before leaving class or chapel. Students reprimanded for any of the above
      may receive an absence for the day.
      Respect is also shown when using the internet. When using websites such as “Facebook”, “MySpace” or
      “RateMyProfessor” (this is not limited to just these sites), please post only comments that you would say to
      the persons face of whom you are writing.

   Chapel/Classroom Etiquette
      Cell phones should be off; surfing the internet should not be done unless directed by the professor.
Sexual Conduct
      In keeping with College’s mission and its commitment to evangelical Christianity, all members of the
      College community are expected to follow the teachings of Scripture. Therefore, LBC affirms that sexual
      relationships are designed by God to be expressed solely within a marriage between husband and wife. This
      view of sexuality and marriage is rooted in the Genesis account of creation and is maintained consistently
      throughout Scripture.
      Sexual relations of any kind outside these confines of marriage are inconsistent with the teaching of
      Scripture, as understood by Christian churches throughout history. Further, behavior promoting such
      relations (i.e., nudity, lying in bed together clothed, cohabitation, etc.) is also considered unacceptable.
      Therefore, as a matter of moral and faith witness, all members of the College are expected to avoid such
      conduct themselves and to refrain from encouraging it in others.
      Sexual misconduct, depending on the facts and circumstances of each case, will result in disciplinary
      action. In all disciplinary matters, we will seek to be redemptive in the lives of the individuals involved.
      Consequently, the College will offer counsel and assistance to support and strengthen the individual‘s
      resolve to live consistently with Christian teaching on sexuality.

   Dating
      Of the many life-changing decisions often made during one’s college years, none is more important than
      the choosing of a lifetime mate. We expect that some of our students will meet that special person right
      here at LBC. That process of meeting, growing to know one another, and exploring future possibilities
      together is an exciting endeavor. It is also an experience that demands character from those involved, and a
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                 desire to help students make wise and God-honoring choices in how they act toward each other, and in their
                 testimony toward those who observe them.
                 Couples are not permitted to stay overnight in someone’s home without the adult residents being present.
                 Consider the Apostle Paul’s exhortation, “But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the
                 flesh in regard to its lusts” (Romans 13:14 NASV).
        Social Networking
                 All exchange of information through networking sites & cell phones (ie. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace,
                 blogs, etc.) is subject to the Community Lifestyle Standards. See also the Computer Acceptable Use Policy
                 found in Appendix B on page 50.
        Sunday Observance
                 As a community, we protect Sunday to encourage the pattern of weekly setting aside our work to rest,
                 refocus our attention on Jesus Christ, and renew ourselves spiritually, physically, emotionally and mentally.
                 This includes a campus-wide adjustment of the usual daily pace and schedule and an effort to encourage
                 balanced, intentional involvement in worship, growth, and ministry. To support these efforts, the College
                 doesn’t schedule classes on Sunday, and we limit other types of scheduled activities. Facilities like the
                 Miller Hall Student Center and the Horst Athletic Center remain open to provide opportunities for social
                 interaction and physical refreshment.
        Summer Vacation/Breaks
                 Students taking summer courses, winterim courses or travel learn trips, HIS team trips, College sponsored
                 trips, student workers, and campus residents are expected to conform to all Handbook regulations.
                 During the summer vacation period and College breaks (Fall, Thanksgiving, Spring & Easter Breaks), all
                 LBC students are expected to conform to a high lifestyle standard so as to maintain a good testimony for
                 the Lord and the College. We are commanded to pursue holiness in every aspect of our lives and in every
                 location, even when we are “on vacation.”
                 “All things are lawful for me, but not all things are profitable …” (I Cor. 6:12, 19-20). The practical
                 application is that when you set certain boundaries away from school, it is difficult to discontinue them
                 when you return to school. Therefore, although we do not supervise your lifestyle during these periods,
                 any failure to observe the absolute standards of Scripture, particularly in the moral area, would be
                 considered serious and will result in disciplinary action. Major infractions of the Lifestyle Expectations &
                 Standards could jeopardize a students standing in the college.
        A Final Thought
                 Membership in a group obligates the individual to comply with the rules, regulations, and standards of that
                 group. This holds true in secular society, at LBC, and in the broader body of Christ. While we are
                 individuals, pure individualism is not a possibility. As believers, we are counter to this world, a “distinctive
                 people” according to the Apostle Peter.
                 While we recognize that the College’s community standards for LBC students are technically applicable
                 only while an individual is enrolled in classes, we believe God expects, as does LBC, a consistent high
                 standard of living for His servants and for servants in training. This extends to summers, vacations, breaks,
                 and throughout one’s lifetime. It is our desire that positive internal attitudes and wholesome external
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College Services and Policies
Accreditation
       Lancaster Bible College is accredited regionally by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
       (MSA) and is accredited professionally by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The
       addresses are:

             Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools
             3624 Market Street
             Philadelphia, PA 19104
             Phone (215) 662-5606; Fax (215) 662-5501

             Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE)
             5575 S. Semoran Boulevard
             Suite 26
             Orlando, FL 32822-1781
             Phone (407) 207-0808; Fax (407) 207-0840; www.abhe.org


Athletics
   LBC is a duel member of the NCAA III and the NCCAA II. There are three levels of athletic participation
   offered to the students:

   Intercollegiate Sports – LBC participates in intercollegiate athletics. Intercollegiate sports for men include
   baseball, basketball, cross-country, soccer, tennis and volleyball; intercollegiate sports for women include
   basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, and tennis.

   Intramural Sports – A variety of activities are offered through the intramural sports program. Various
   intramurals are offered throughout the year.

   Club Sports – A club team is composed of LBC students who do not compete on a varsity team in the same
   sport. Club teams may or may not compete with other institutions. LBC is committed to meeting the needs of
   the student body. The Athletic Department will assist club teams as they go through the process. Stop by the
   Athletic Office for full information on how to start a club team.


Athletic Equipment
       Athletic equipment is available through the Student Intramural Athletic Association and under the
       supervision of the Director of Athletics.
Athletic Facilities
       The Horst Athletic Center (HAC) and the Peterson Hall Fitness Center is available for general use to all
       students. Children (under 12 years) of students must be accompanied by their parent, baby-sitter, or LBC
       students.
Automobiles
       All students and College employees must register their vehicles with Campus Safety Services and display
       their parking tag in the appropriate location to the front windshield. Vehicles can be registered via an online
       form located on the College website at www.lbc.edu. At the beginning of the fall semester all students
       must renew their vehicle registration with Campus Safety Services (CSS) during the registration process.
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                 vehicle and properly display a parking tag. If a student has a change of vehicle information, an email
                 should be sent to campussafety@lbc.edu. If you have a change of vehicles, please use the online form to
                 register the new car or stop by the Campus Safety Offices to complete a paper form. Resident students are
                 permitted only one vehicle on campus unless special permission is granted. Permission to keep multiple
                 vehicles on campus must be procured through the Campus Safety Director. A monthly fee may be applied.

                 Parking across campus is designated by a color coding system. Students are required to park in spaces
                 designated by either green (resident) or yellow (commuter) parking lines. Blue lined spaces are placed
                 across campus for our staff and faculty. Students are not permitted to park in areas designated for staff and
                 faculty (blue lines) or visitors on any occasion, for any length of time, for any reason. Overnight parking
                 for resident students is located in close proximity to your assigned dormitory marked with green lines.
                 There is additional parking located along the east edge of campus running parallel to Route 222. Any non-
                 resident student that wishes to leave their vehicle on campus overnight for a college related activity (ie.
                 mission trip) must make arrangements with CSS and park along Route 222 by the Campus Safety building.

                 Parking is not permitted around the circles of the Horst Athletic Center or the Good Shepherd Chapel at
                 any time. These areas are used for loading and unloading only. Parking is not permitted at any time along
                 curbs as these areas are designated as fire lanes and utilized by the Fire Department and CSS in the event of
                 an emergency. Motor vehicles of any kind are not permitted to operate on grass or sidewalks. Students are
                 not authorized to bring any motorized vehicle on campus that does not bear a valid state registration
                 (license plate), or does not have proof of current insurance (where required by owner’s state laws), or does
                 not have a valid LBC Parking Tag; this includes, but is not limited to any ATVs, dirt bikes, dune buggies,
                 golf carts, etc. The speed limit on campus is 15 miles per hour and is enforced appropriately. Reckless
                 driving of any kind is not permitted and will be subject to citation that may include fines and/or the loss of
                 Campus Registration or diving privileges. Please reference the Lancaster Bible College Motor Vehicle
                 Guidelines publication located on the CSS portion of www.lbc.edu or found in Appendix E on page 57
                 for a complete list of vehicle guidelines that must be adhered to by all students.

                 Car washing on campus is limited to the use of buckets of water. Resident hall cleaning equipment may not
                 be used for your personal car washing. Light auto repairs and oil changes are permitted only in the small lot
                 located directly west of the tennis courts with permission from the Director of Plant Operations or Student
                 Services.
        Bulletin Boards
                 All items to be posted on bulletin boards or elsewhere must be reviewed and approved by the individual in
                 charge of that area as follows:
                          Academic Areas – office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
                          Faculty Office Area – office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs
                          Good Shepherd Chapel – Marketing & Communications Staff; Student Services Staff
                          Koinonia Office Building – Marketing & Communications Staff
                          Library – Library Staff
                          Miller Hall, Olewine Dining Commons, Horst Athletic Center – Student Services Staff
                          Resident Halls – Student Services Staff

                 Posters/notices should not be posted on doors without permission from Student Services. Special
                 removable tape or white sticky tack must be used to post items on surfaces other than bulletin boards.
                 Departmental bulletin boards are under the supervision and authorization of the department supervisor.
                 Questions about the appropriateness of an item and all requests to post information from outside
                 organizations must be directed to the Associate Vice President for Student Life.
        Change of Address or Telephone
                 Any change of home address or telephone number should be reported immediately by the student to the
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College Liability
       The college does not assume responsibility for personal property that is lost, damaged, or stolen at any
       place on campus. Students are advised to keep their doors locked at any time they are out of their room.
       They are cautioned to leave any valuable property at home or in a suitable storage place, because the
       college is not liable for the loss of any property. Students are requested to make use of checking accounts
       and not to keep large sums of money on their person or in their rooms. Students are encouraged to
       purchase insurance if they are not covered under their parents’ homeowners’ policies.
College Yearbook
       The ICHTHUS Yearbook is a yearly student publication. The SGA student fees include the cost of the
       yearbook. All full-time students (12 credit hours and above) for both semesters, will automatically receive a
       yearbook ordered for them. All other students (part-time/full-time combinations) should email the yearbook
       staff at yearbook@lbc.edu to request a yearbook by March 30 at no additional cost. Yearbooks are
       distributed in the fall.
       Yearbook portraits are taken during one week in the fall for all students carrying 9 credit hours and above.
       Students who enter LBC during the spring semester will be notified of a time to have portraits taken. To
       ensure your portrait is included in the yearbook, you must have your picture taken during the designated
       times. Check your email and stop for communications concerning yearbook activities.
Commuting Students
       Commuting students are subject to campus rules in all their activities on campus and at College functions.
       Commuting students are permitted to make short visits in the resident halls. Resident hall rules are to be
       regarded, and respect is to be shown for resident hall personnel. Out of respect for a person’s privacy and
       property, a student is not to enter a resident’s room without his/her permission.

   Meals
       Refrigerators and dining areas are provided for commuter students who carry lunches. Please see the
       section regarding meal plans on page 40 for additional information.
Counseling Services
       The Office of Student Care (OSC) is committed to connecting LBC students, parents, and staff with
       counseling services upon request or referral. OSC offers Biblically-based counseling for students and staff.
       We are committed to a holistic approach and viewing all aspects of a student’s life as interrelated.
       Personal, spiritual, academic, financial, and career concerns are all appropriate topics for counseling.
       Students are provided confidential, short-term counseling free of charge. Individual counseling, group
       counseling, and referral assistance to professional and long-term therapy are also provided through the
       OSC. A list of referrals is available in the OSC. The Office of Student Care does not have a Licensed
       Professional Counselor on staff.
       We recognize that as a student at LBC, you may be faced with issues that create additional stress and
       difficulties in your life. People bring a myriad of issues to counseling, from the seemingly day to day stress
       of life, to issues that seem to define our very identities. If you or someone you know is considering
       speaking to a counselor, know that we will provide a safe and relaxed environment where you can bring
       forth all those concerns that have weighed you down throughout the semester.
       Sometimes it can be as easy as naming your burden, to make the load that much more bearable.
       Also, you may not desire or need a counseling experience, but you may have a question about how to
       handle a difficult roommate, a situation at home, or a sticky relationship. You can simply request to meet
       with the Director of Student Care for a "one-time consult."
       Students can contact the Director of Student Care by phone at (717.560.8240 ext. 5400), or via email at
       studentcare@lbc.edu to schedule an appointment or a “one-time consult.”




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        Crisis Response
                 LBC’s crisis response plan is a guide providing a response system to a major “on campus” crisis or
                 emergency. The plan is designed to be a response system for coordinating the College’s resources with
                 community emergency response organizations to best respond to a real world event on campus.
                 The College’s emergency notification system consists of three different methods. The primary emergency
                 notification system is a “short message system” (SMS aka text). The second mode of notification is a siren
                 warning. The third aspect of emergency communication is in the form of a computer desktop notification
                 system via email.
                 The Crisis Response Committee is prepared to respond to any crisis that would affect the campus and the
                 College family. A manual has been developed concerning crisis and communications guidelines,
                 resources, and College policies pertaining to potential crisis situations.
                 In the event of a crisis, students are expected to use good judgment with regard to their personal safety.
                 During a campus crisis or emergency, student will follow directions from emergency responders, LBC’s
                 Crisis Response Team and Campus Safety. Calm and quiet cooperation is important. Use cell phones only
                 in order to relay pertinent and time-sensitive information to emergency responders. Cell phones should be
                 silenced to avoid drawing potentially dangerous attention.
            Fire Alarm Procedures
                 Please familiarize yourself with emergency escape routes as posted in your residence hall and classroom
                 buildings. The following instructions should be followed when a fire alarm is activated in the building:
                         Close all doors and windows.
                         Shut off all lights (including desk and hall).
                         Move quickly out of all buildings.
                         Do not re-enter the building. Follow instructions given by Campus Safety Services or Crisis
                          Response Committee personnel on site.
                         All-clear signal will be indicated by Campus Safety personnel or the fire department.
        Employment
                 The Director of People Development & Human Resources can assist you in securing suitable on-campus
                 employment. Off-campus job opportunities (including child care positions) are often received and recorded
                 in a notebook available for students to review. This notebook is kept in the Student Services Office.
                 If you desire to work on campus, you must have a FAFSA application on file in the Financial Aid Office
                 and should contact the Director of People Development & Human Resources. Circumstances and
                 situations of student employment are to be in harmony with the standards of the College. When you are
                 going to be absent from your employment for any reason, responsibility and courtesy dictate that you notify
                 your employer as soon as possible. Please give at least two weeks notice before leaving a position and also
                 contact the Director of People Development & Human Resources.
        Extracurricular Activities and Participation
                 A student with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or above has no limitation with regards to
                 participation in extracurricular activities. Students on academic probation (having a cumulative grade point
                 average of 1.99 or below) may participate in one extracurricular activity at any one time if their cumulative
                 grade point average is higher than those listed on the following chart:
                               Freshmen (up to 29 hours)         1.70 GPA
                               Sophomores (30–59 hours)          1.80 GPA
                               Juniors (60–89 hours)             1.90 GPA
                               Seniors (90 or more hours)        2.00 GPA

                 New students who are accepted on academic probation may participate in one extracurricular activity
                 during their first semester at LBC. The above chart will be in effect for the subsequent semesters.




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Finances
   At Lancaster Bible College students may choose one of the following methods to pay their college bill:
       1.    PAY ALL CHARGES FOR THE TERM IN FULL (after deducting your confirmed financial aid)
             Fall Semester payment is due by August 2, 2010; Spring Semester payment is due by January 3,
             2011; Summer Session I payment is due by May 13, 2011; Summer Session II payment is due by June
             3, 2011.
       2.    INTEREST-FREE MONTHLY PAYMENT PLAN
             Sign up with the Business Office for an interest-free monthly ACH DEBIT directly from your
             checking, savings or money management account. Payments will be automatically deducted from the
             account you specify on either the 5th or the 20th of each month. Enrollment forms can be downloaded
             at mycommunity.lbc.edu or you may contact the LBC Business Office at 717.560.8254 for further
             information.
             Twelve-month option – Payments cover the cost of the entire 2010-11 school year with the first
              payment due in May 2010 and the last payment due in April 2011. Enrollment forms are due by
              May 6, 2010. Enrollment fee: $25.00
             Ten-month option – Payments cover the cost for the entire 2009-10 school year with the first
              payment due in July 2010 and the last payment due in April 2011. Enrollment forms are due by
              June 30, 2010. Enrollment fee: $25.00
             Five-month semester only option – Payments cover the cost for the fall semester only with the
              first payment due in July 2010 and the last payment due in November 2010. Enrollment forms are
              due by June 30, 2010 for the Fall Semester and November 30, 2010 for the Spring Semester.
              Enrollment Fee: $15.00
   PLEASE NOTE:
                If you are unable to pay for the semester in full, you must enroll in plan #2.
                Failure to comply with one of the two plans listed above will result in the following additional
                 charges:
                       Account service fee: $125 per term
                       Late payment fee of $40 per month on any unpaid balance
Financial Aid
       Various sources of financial aid are available to students. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid
       (FAFSA) must be completed in order to determine eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal
       Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Federal Work Study Program, State Grant
       Programs, as well as the Federal Stafford Loan Program (www.fafsa.ed.gov [school code: 003285]).
       Eligibility for LBC scholarships for new students is determined by review of the student’s completed
       Admissions file.
       Continuing students must apply for LBC scholarships each spring. Scholarship applications are available
       on the LBC web site (www.lbc.edu) via the Student Portal. All applications must be submitted by the
       published deadline dates, and students should be aware that some scholarships require thank you notes to
       be written to the donors' families. Should you have questions or problems completing these applications,
       please contact the Financial Aid Office.

   Financial Aid Eligibility
       In order to maintain financial aid eligibility, a student must meet the following requirements of satisfactory
       academic progress:

       Full-time Students
        Full-time students receiving financial aid assistance must maintain qualitative satisfactory academic
           progress as defined below:
                       Credits Passed                Cumulative GPA
                            12                             1.50
                            24                             1.50



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                                      48                             1.50
                                      72                             1.75
                                      96                             1.90
                                     120                             1.90
                    Quantitatively, students must successfully complete a minimum of 67% of the credit hours attempted
                     each academic year.
                    Full-time students must complete all degree requirements within a maximum of four semesters for a
                     one-year program, six semesters for a two-year program, twelve semesters for a four-year program,
                     and thirteen semesters for a five-year program.

                 Part-time Students
                  Students who are part-time (below 12 credits) must complete 67% of credits attempted per year.
                     Cumulative GPA requirements are the same as for full-time students.
                 The Director of Financial Aid will review each student's academic progress at the appropriate increments
                 for each academic program. Students enrolled in the one-year certificate programs will be evaluated upon
                 completion of their first and second semesters of enrollment. Students enrolled in the two- and four-year
                 programs will be evaluated at the end of each academic year.
                 Students who have not met the above qualifications may reestablish their financial aid eligibility by raising
                 their GPA above the minimum standard, passing the required number of credits, or by appealing in writing
                 to the Director of Financial Aid if they believe that extenuating circumstances were present.

            Return of Federal Financial Aid Policy
                 When a student who received federal financial aid funds withdraws from Lancaster Bible College before
                 60% of the semester has elapsed, Lancaster Bible College must calculate a federal aid refund to determine
                 if financial aid funds must be returned. The student’s withdrawal date is determined by either:
                      The date the student began the LBC’s withdrawal process or officially notified LBC of intent to
                          withdraw;
                      The midpoint of the enrollment period for a student who leaves without notifying LBC; or
                      The student’s last date of attendance at a documented academically-related activity.
                 Students may only receive the amount of federal financial aid money they have “earned” which is
                 determined by a specific formula. If it is determined that more assistance was received than earned, the
                 excess funds must be returned. The amount of assistance that is earned is determined on a pro-rata basis.
                 That is, if you completed 30% of the enrollment period, you have earned 30% of the assistance you were
                 originally scheduled to receive. Once you have completed more than 60% of the enrollment period you
                 earn all of your assistance.

                 Return of funds
                 Excess funds will be returned in the following order:
                 1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
                 2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
                 3. Federal Plus Loans
                 4. Federal Pell Grant
                 5. Academic Competiveness Grant (ACG)
                 6. Federal SEOG Grant
                 7. State, Private, or LBC Aid

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      If you receive benefits from the Veterans Administration, you must notify the Director of Financial Aid
      when dropping below 12 semester hours. If you are taking less than 12 hours, you are not considered full-
      time by the Veterans Administration and your educational assistance allowance will be reduced.
Health Services
      In your college career, physical well-being is an important factor. To help safeguard your health while you
      are enrolled at Lancaster Bible College, the following information may be helpful.

   Doctor on Campus
      A doctor is on campus weekly. You can schedule an appointment to see the doctor for any physical issue.
      Check with the Health Services office for the day and time the doctor is available.

   Excuses
      The nurse does not excuse students from class attendance or requirements. Please review the class
      attendance policy in the “Academic Life” section of this Handbook.

   Health Insurance and Medical Expense Payment
      All full-time students (12 or more credit hours) must prove health insurance coverage. This can be
      purchased by self, or through parents, spouse, or employer. The College offers student health insurance
      through a group plan if preferred. Plan information, rates and enrollment forms are available through the
      Business Office.

   On-Campus Personnel and Facilities
      The College nurse is available in the Health Services office during normal business hours. The nurse’s
      office is located in upper Miller Hall and a dispensary is maintained to supply basic first aid. The Health
      Services Office phone number is 717.560.8215 or the nurse may be reached by cell phone at 717.682.1859.
      Your Resident Assistant will be the first point of contact in an emergency. When appropriate, local
      emergency medical personnel may be reached by dialing 911. Local hospitals and emergency rooms are
      within five to ten minutes of the College.
      Students are at liberty to consult a physician of their own choice for diagnosis and/or treatment. For names
      of physicians, dentists, or other specialists, see the Director of Health Services. Students are responsible for
      making their own arrangements for transportation. Resident students should keep the Director of Health
      Services informed of all illnesses requiring a doctor’s intervention.
Housing Policy
      Single, undergraduate students carrying twelve (12) or more hours and not living with parents or relatives
      are expected to reside in the on-campus resident halls. When the resident halls are overcrowded, exceptions
      to this policy will be made for fourth or fifth year seniors or students 24 years of age or older. Requests for
      exceptions to the residency requirement are to be submitted in writing to the Associate Vice President for
      Student Services. Any changes in room and board may involve a fee.
      Students over the age of 25 may not live in the resident halls unless permission is given by the Associate
      Vice President for Student Life. Available off-campus housing is posted on the Student Portal as well as in
      a notebook that is in the Student Services office.
      If you withdraw, you will be charged for board and room according to the policy for withdrawals. Since
      board charges are based on the anticipation of students having some meals off campus, no refunds are
      permitted for partial or selected absences from the Olewine Dining Commons.
      Only enrolled students and staff members may live in the resident halls. Permission must be secured from
      the Associate Vice President for Student Life before anyone with less than twelve (12) semester hours will
      be permitted to reside on campus.
Identification Cards
      It is the policy of Lancaster Bible College that all students must obtain and carry the LBC identification
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                 ID Card Services:
                         Library
                         Meals in the Olewine Dining Commons
                         Purchases in the Charger Café
                         College functions
                         Sports events
                         Discounts offered by local businesses

                 Cardholder Responsibilities:
                         Use of the LBC ID card by anyone other than the person to whom it was issued is strictly
                          prohibited
                         Cardholder is subject to disciplinary actions or other penalties from improper use of the card
                         Cardholder is responsible for any and all losses associated with his/her card
                         Students are charged $10 for a replacement card

                 Disclosure Statement:
                         LBC identification cards are the property of Lancaster Bible College and must be returned upon
                          request.
        Lost and Found
                 Please check the Student Services Office in upper Miller Hall for “lost and found” items.
        Lounges
                 The lounges are for your relaxation, conversation, and TV viewing where provided. However, they are
                 public rooms, and it is important that your conduct and dress be above reproach. Lounges should be kept in
                 a presentable and inviting condition. Furniture is not to be moved. Please do not sit on tables or on the back
                 or arms of chairs or sofas. Visiting hours for resident hall lounges is 9 A.M. to curfew.
        Maintenance (Plant Operations)
                 An orderly and well-maintained campus is the result of a conscientious effort on the part of everyone. Any
                 obvious or emergency need for repairs on campus should be reported to a Resident Assistant or to the
                 Student Services Department.
        Music Policy
                 Words expressed in song have the power to move us in all aspects of our lives. Our imagination can be
                 stretched both for good and evil by the power of these words. Therefore, our desire is that the music we
                 listen to be pleasing to the Lord and not have a messages that violate Biblical principles. (I Corinthians
                 14.7-26; Philippians 4.8)
                 All students (resident and commuter) are to exercise special care and spiritual discernment in determining
                 the choice of music they play and/or listen to on and off campus. The College is desirous of allowing for
                 freedom of musical taste and expression within reason, but does insist that all music played or performed in
                 the resident halls, lounges, chapels, etc., whether it be by musical instrument or electronic equipment, be in
                 keeping with the spirit and standards of Lancaster Bible College. This will require continuous evaluation by
                 students and staff of all styles of music. Any music that encourages immorality, violent behavior, or
                 contains questionable lyrics is not to be brought to campus or played on campus. Commuters are expected
                 to abide by this standard as well as residents. This policy is in effect for all College–sponsored activities off
                 campus including traveling to and from an event.
                 We also expect that the playing of music in the resident halls will be controlled personally to such an extent
                 that it will not be an offense or disturbance to fellow students wishing to engage in other activities. During
                 “quiet hours” (see page 42), all listening to electronic equipment must be on “earphones only” or on a very
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       Christian students should be sensitive to some factors in guiding their music tastes and expression:
        The lyrics accompanying the music
        The lifestyles of the performers and composers
        The impact of music upon one’s spiritual life and growth
        The impact of the music upon one’s emotional and physical well being.

Musical Instruments
       The organ, pianos, and other College-owned instruments are available for use only with permission from
       the Worship & Performing Arts Department faculty.
Parental Notification Policy
       Lancaster Bible College may notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) of dependent students under the age of 21 for
       disciplinary actions of suspension or dismissal and for violations related to alcohol or controlled
       substances. The College also reserves the right to contact parent(s)/guardian(s) when the Administration
       believes that parental contact is in the best interest of the student and/or College.
       In all disciplinary matters, the context of individual circumstances is considered when deciding whether or
       not to contact parent(s)/guardian(s). When possible, students will be given the opportunity and be
       encouraged to discuss the situation with their parent(s)/guardian(s) prior to the College’s notification.
       The College may elect to notify the parent(s)/guardian(s) of students in the event of serious health concerns
       such as illness, injury, self-harm, suicidal ideation or hospitalization. This notification will only take place
       if the student is unable to communicate or if the College believes it is in the best interest of the student,
       parent(s)/guardian(s) and/or the College.
Part-time Students
       A student with nine (9) credit hours or less:
        May live in the resident halls with special permission from the Associate Vice President for Student
          Life.
        Is encouraged but not required to attend the Maximum Impact Conference (spring semester) and the
          Day of Prayer (one each semester).
        Should check the Christian Service Handbook concerning assignments.

Rollerblading/Skateboarding
       The parking lot west of the Horst Athletic Center (cow-gate lot) and the bike path are available for
       rollerblading and skateboarding.
Security and Safety (Campus Safety)
       All students are to promptly and accurately report any criminal activity or emergencies to Campus Safety
       Services by dialing extension 8247 from any internal phone. From outside phones or cell phones, Campus
       Safety can be reached at 717.560.8247 (Office) or 717.314.3145 (Dept. Cell Phone). Campus Safety
       Services must be immediately notified if Police, EMS, or Fire Department are called to campus for any
       reason.
       All students have access to academic, recreational, and administrative facilities on campus during that
       facilities hours of normal operation, but access to Resident Halls is limited to resident students and their
       guests.
       The College Campus Safety Services staff does not have arrest powers but alerts the local police and
       College personnel of any activity that may require their attention. Cooperation with Campus Safety
       Services is expected at all times. Security awareness and crime prevention are encouraged in orientation
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                 In compliance with the Cleary Act, a comprehensive crime report is available online at www.lbc.edu and in
                 writing at any of the Campus Safety Offices.
        Selling and Soliciting
                 By Students—Selling or soliciting of goods or services by any student to other students must be approved
                 by the Associate Vice President for Student Services. There is to be no collecting of funds by students
                 (even for worthy causes) without first obtaining the approval of the Associate Vice President for
                 Stewardship.
                 By Outsiders—Soliciting of any nature, commercial or otherwise, is not permitted on campus. Any
                 solicitors or suspicious persons should be reported immediately to Campus Safety Services, Resident
                 Directors, Resident Assistants, or the Student Services office.
        Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policies
                 It is the policy of Lancaster Bible College to strictly prohibit any conduct which constitutes sexual
                 harassment and sexual assault and to discipline any employee or student guilty of committing such conduct.
                 These policies are based on the biblical principles of purity and on Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act
                 and Court decisions. Please see the complete policies posted in the Student Services Office. Forms are
                 available for anyone who desires to report such behavior.
        Student Care
                 The Office of Student Care facilitates community and individual development on LBC’s campus by
                 providing crisis intervention, counseling services, life-skills training, men and women’s ministry and
                 growth programs, engagement seminars, mentoring, and fitness programs in collaboration with the Health
                 Center.
                 No matter what issues you bring to the table, whatever season of life you find yourself in, whatever the
                 circumstances, Student Care is here to assist you. We are a part of the student life puzzle.
        Student Meetings and Organizations
            Meetings
                 All meetings, whether religious, secular, or instructional, which are not part of the activity of any
                 recognized College organization, must be cleared in advance with the Associate Vice President for Student
                 Services. All plans for outside speakers must also be cleared with the Vice President for Enrollment
                 Services unless for a regular College organization function. All programs and presentations of regular
                 College organizations and groups must be approved by the group’s advisor and, if open to the general
                 public, must also be approved by the Associate Vice President for Student Services. This approval is to be
                 obtained through the group’s advisor.

            Student Organizations
                    ACE – Activities & Campus Events works under the Student Government Association providing various activities
                     & events for all students throughout the school year.
                    Commuter Affairs Council exists for the purpose of promoting fellowship and spiritual life among commuter
                     students, furthering commuter interests, and meeting commuters’ unique needs.
                    ICHTHUS (the Greek word for “fish”, which constitutes an acrostic for “Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior”), is the
                     LBC yearbook, produced by a student staff under LBC staff supervision. A yearbook will be ordered for all full-
                     time students carrying twelve or more credits each semester (consecutive fall and spring semesters). Students
                     carrying less than twelve credits per semester must contact the yearbook office to order a book.
                    International Student Fellowship is open to all international, missionary, third culture, and diplomatic corps
                     students, and seeks to encourage through caring, sharing, and fellowship.
                    Intramurals – various intramural activities are provided throughout the fall & spring semester.
                    Married Couples Fellowship provides fellowship among married students through opportunities to share
                     common interests and to encourage one another.
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         MENC – Music Educators club is open to all Music Education students.
         Resident Affairs Council is composed of students elected from Resident Assistants to facilitate harmonious
          campus living and provide campus activities. The council functions in cooperation with the Resident Assistants
          and Dormitory Assistants to plan student activities and dorm meetings.
         SAAC – Student Athletic Advisory Committee is composed of student representatives of all the varsity athletic
          teams.
         Shepherd’s Staff provides inspiration as well as instructional opportunities for students of the College who are
          interested in the pastoral ministry.
         Student Government Association represents students’ interests, encourages self-government, and promotes
          responsibility, loyalty, and cooperation among students and in their relations with faculty, staff, and the
          administration of the College.
         Student Missionary Fellowship seeks to emphasize effectively and constantly the challenge of missions through
          its regular meetings, prayer groups, chapel services, and annual Maximum Impact Conference (Missions
          Conference).

The Stop (Mail, Copies and More)
      Each student is assigned a Mail Stop where mail from professors, home and peers is delivered. The stop
      number will remain the same as long as the student is continuously enrolled. A new stop number will be
      assigned once the student returns from being away for a semester or more. When the student is assigned
      their mail stop, the stop number and combination will be emailed to them. Please do not modify or alter the
      combination locks in any way.
      The proper format for the student address is as follows:
      Student Name
      Lancaster Bible College
      901 Eden Rd Stop #__ __ __ __
      Lancaster, PA 17601
      The mail stop number must appear on all correspondence (letters, bills & packages) as well as all tests and
      papers. Failure to properly indicate the stop number will result in a delay in delivery of the mail. For items
      that are too large to fit into the student’s stop, notification will be given for the student to come to the
      service counter to claim their package.
      Between semesters, students have the option of completing a Mail Forwarding form to indicate where any
      first class mail received during this time should be forwarded to. If the form is not completed, mail will be
      delivered to their stop as usual.
      The Stop is able to assist with any shipping, faxing and printing needs students may have. Regular hours
      are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (closed during chapel times).
Vehicles and College Trips
      The department for which a student will be driving must submit a copy of the applicant’s driver’s license to
      Physical Plant for a Driver History Check. When clearance is received, the requesting department will
      administer a driving test, and then Roadside Service Training will be provided by Physical Plant. Any
      driver of a College vehicle who receives a traffic violation is fully responsible for that violation. College
      vehicles should always be locked when unattended. The College cannot assume responsibility for personal
      property left in College vehicles or taken on College trips (athletics, music, summer missions, etc.).
      Individuals are cautioned not to leave expensive items unattended or in vehicles and to have them insured.
      While on a College trip or break, personal vehicles should be parked along Rt. 222, closest to the Campus
      Safety building providing security for the vehicle and allow for any emergency situation.
      Student Services and Plant Operations have developed a snow removal process. When a snowstorm is
      expected, Student Services will request that all resident students move their vehicles to the Peterson Hall
      lot. Once accomplished, the main campus and the drives in the Peterson Hall lot will be cleared.
      Following the storm, students will be asked to move their vehicles to the main campus, in order to clear the
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        Campus Housing
        Resident hall life at Lancaster Bible College is an essential part of the total educational experience of single
        students. It teaches self-discipline, helps develop social skills, consideration for others, and spiritual maturity.
        We hope that you will recognize that resident hall life is a valuable part of your training. The College encourages the
        development of mature habits—spiritually, mentally, socially and physically.
        A basic principle of the College is consideration for others. Apart from principles of right and wrong, there are
        certain regulations, which must be agreed upon to facilitate the orderly life which college study requires.
        Students and guests must remember that the regulations governing the residences of LBC are never suspended. They
        are in force whenever the residences are occupied whether college is in session or not.
        Attendance at Lancaster Bible College and living in the resident halls are privileges rather than rights granted you.
        Please do not abuse this privilege at any time. When the standards or ideals of the College are jeopardized by any
        individual, the College reserves the right to revoke these privileges and to ask the student to leave.
        Resident Hall Facilities

            Dorm Breakage Policy
                 Living in the resident halls is a privilege. Each student is responsible for their actions. Any damage that is
                 done to the resident hall is the responsibility of each individual. A complete Dorm Breakage Policy can be
                 found in Appendix C on Page 52.

            Guests
                 Guests are welcome to stay overnight in resident halls according to the following guidelines:

                 Outside Groups and Relatives/Friends of LBC Personnel
                  Arrangements will be made through the Marketing and Communications Department.
                    An information sheet of special rules of the College will be provided for the guests.
                    There will be a charge for the use of accommodations. Payment in advance will be expected unless
                     special arrangements have been approved by the Director of Finance.

                 Recruitment Groups and Individuals
                 Recruitment groups and their families will be scheduled by the Admissions Department in cooperation with
                 the Student Services Department and/or the Marketing and Communications Department during non-
                 academic times.

                 Overnight Guests of Students
                 No overnight guest of the opposite gender is permitted at any time in the resident halls. All guests should
                 be the student’s peers and friends. Parents and other adults should not be invited to stay in the resident
                 halls. Commuter students are prohibited from being frequent overnight guests in the resident halls. Any
                 exceptions must be cleared with the Associate Vice President for Student Services.
                 Visits by individual guests of LBC students must be arranged through the appropriate RA and approved by
                 the Associate Vice President for Student Services. Guests must abide by the rules of campus life and may
                 stay no longer than two (2) days without permission of the Associate Vice President for Student Services.
                 Requests to have overnight guests must be made by filling out the Guest Permission Form obtained from
                 the RA. Guests are to abide by the resident regulations and should not enter a student’s room without
                 permission. Individual sleeping arrangements will be made for all guests and arrangements to use another
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   Minors will not be allowed to stay on campus unless the individual is a member of the student’s family and
   permission is secured through the Associate Vice President for Student Services. Written permission must
   be provided by the minor’s parents or guardian.

   Children
   Children related to a student are permitted in the resident hall for a brief visit if the Resident Assistant and
   Associate Vice President for Student Services have been notified and approval has been granted. Child care
   by students is not permitted in resident halls.

Laundry
   Laundry facilities are available in Peterson Hall and the West & South Apartments. These facilities can
   only be used by currently enrolled resident students. Resident students will be provided with a Laundry
   Card. The Card will provide students with the equivalent of 2 cycles of laundry/week (cycle = 1 load in the
   washer; 1 load in the dryer). Should a student need additional cycles, they may add value to their card at
   the Value Add machine located in Lower Miller Hall (1 cycle is $3.00). Notify the Student Services
   Department if a washer or dryer malfunctions. Clothes are to be removed from washers and dryers
   promptly. Laundry facilities are not to be used before 6 A.M. or after curfew. Drip-dry clothing may be
   hung in the showers.

Lights
   You are urged to turn off all unnecessary lights both in your room and in other buildings.

Room Care
   Each room is furnished with single beds, mattress, desk chair, desks, dressers and blinds. Students provide
   bookcases, bedding (each bed must have a mattress cover), wastebasket, lamps (halogen lamps are not
   allowed for safety reasons), rugs, and extension cords (please use heavy-duty extension cords to minimize
   the danger of fire caused by short circuiting).
   At no time may you paint or repair any part of the room without permission from the Associate Vice
   President for Student Services. Items may not be hung from the ceiling. To hang posters on walls or doors
   DO NOT use Scotch tape, double-backed adhesive, masking tape, tacks, or nails. USE ONLY WHITE
   STICKY TAC that may be purchased in Bookends Bookstore or in the Student Services office. All damaged
   items must be reported to the Resident Assistant even though such damage may be accidental. The costs of
   damage to resident rooms and furnishings will be chargeable to the individual. Moving furniture from
   rooms without permission is not permitted. Large wardrobes in Clemens and Brubaker Halls may not be
   moved.
   You are responsible to empty your own trash in the receptacles provided.

Security
   Men's and women’s resident halls are locked on a 24-hour basis by an electronic fob system. Doors are
   locked nightly at 1 am. When you return after the doors are locked, you should obtain entrance by Campus
   Safety Services personnel. No other means of entry is permitted.
   The College cannot assume responsibility for money, valuables, or other personal property left in private or
   public rooms, although everything possible will be done to protect the premises. Valuable items should be
   insured. This also applies when traveling on College-sponsored activities and trips. Any thefts should be
   immediately reported to Campus Safety and your Resident Assistant.
   Students, except Resident Assistants, Dorm Assistants and Student Services staff, are not to enter a
   resident’s room in the absence of its assigned occupant.
   Students should keep their room locked at all times. For security reasons, all College personnel and
   students are authorized to question any strangers seen in or around College buildings and/or report them to
   Campus Safety. Please do not merely send guests to your room, but accompany them whenever they must
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        Resident Regulations
            Dorm Section Meetings
                 Resident students are required to attend regular dorm section meetings under the direction of the Resident
                 Assistants. Students who need to be excused must make prior arrangements with their Resident Assistant.


            A Few Good Questions for Roommates
            All good relationships require time, effort and communication.         Here are a few suggested questions for
            roommates:
                1.   What time do you prefer to go to sleep?
                2.   How quiet do you need it to be to sleep well?
                3.   How much noise can you tolerate in the mornings?
                4.   What are your tastes in music? Do you mind the kind of music that I enjoy?
                5.   How often would you like to do things together as roommates?
                6.   How clean/neat do you prefer to keep our room?
                7.   How do you want me to let you know if something is bothering me? If you’re upset, how do you want
                     me to respond?
                8.   Can you study with people in the room or do you need it pretty quiet?
                9.   How do you feel about borrowing things from each other?
                10. What things irritate or annoy you?
                11. Would you be open to praying together once a week and/or doing a Bible study together?

            Lounges
                 Students are not allowed to enter the resident hall of the opposite gender except in designated lounges
                 located in Clemens, Brubaker, and Peterson Hall. Visiting hours for residenct hall lounges are 9 am to
                 curfew.
                 Proper attire should be worn in the lounges and hallways at all times.
                 Please do not move furniture in the lounges and please refrain from sitting on tables or on the back or arms
                 of furniture.

            Meals
                 Resident Students
                 Resident students are required be on a meal plan (20 meal plan; 220 block meal plan; 14 meal plan; 175
                 block meal plan). These plans include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
                 All students on a meal plan receive 50 “LBC Bucks.” The LBC Bucks may be used like cash in the Charger
                 Café or Dining Room. The student will swipe their ID card when a purchase is made and the amount of
                 the purchase will be deducted from their LBC Bucks. They may also be used in the dining hall for parents
                 and/or friends at guest prices. The student must be present when using his/her LBC Bucks for parent(s) or
                 friend(s). The student must swipe for him/herself first, and then for the guest.
                 Additional LBC Bucks may be purchased in the Charger Café or Dining Room. Students will receive a
                 10% bonus with the purchase of any additional LBC Bucks (ie. Buy $50 and $55 will be put on the card).
                 All balances left at the end of each semester will be removed, and there will be no refunds for unused LBC
                 Bucks. If a student withdraws from the College, all remaining LBC Bucks are lost.
                 Takeout/Sick Trays
                 When your schedule (a work or school related conflict) keeps you from eating meals in the dining hall,
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   If you are too sick to attend a dining hall meal, you may obtain a note from your RA or an RD to have a
   friend or roommate obtain a sick tray for you.

   Commuter Students
   Commuters may purchase LBC Bucks in the Charger Café or Dining Room and receive a 10% bonus in
   addition to LBC Bucks added on their account (ie. purchase $50 LBC Bucks, receive $5 bonus LBC
   Bucks). LBC Bucks purchased by a commuter in the fall can be carried over to the spring semester. Any
   LBC Bucks left at the end of the spring semester will be removed with no refunds. If a commuter student
   withdraws from the College, the balance of the LBC Bucks left on the account will be lost with no refunds.

Musical Instruments, Radios, and Audio Devices
   We expect the playing of music in the resident halls will be controlled personally to such an extent that it
   will not be an offense or disturbance to fellow students wishing to engage in other activities. During quiet
   hours all listening to electronic equipment must be on an “earphone only” or very low volume basis.

Overnight Visits
   When staying off-campus overnight, you are required to sign out with name, address, and phone number,
   indicating where you are going and the name of your companion.
   Under no circumstances may a student stay overnight at the single residence of someone of the opposite
   sex.

Pets
   Pets, other than fish, are not permitted in the resident halls.

Room Change
   Rooms may not be changed without special permission from the Associate Vice President for Student
   Services. You may not change rooms for a night without special permission from your Resident Assistant.

Telephones
   Telephone lines are not activated in dorms rooms unless requested by the student. If a student would like
   phone service in their room, a line can be activated for $60/semester – just request phone service when you
   arrive.
   Students are asked to be courteous to other residents when using the telephone. After quiet hours, students
   should refrain from talking in a loud voice and should, if possible, use a phone in a lounge. At no time
   should students make prank calls to others, including on or off campus.
   Answering machine messages are to be in good taste and appropriate in light of the testimony of the Lord
   and the College.

Television/VCR/DVDs
   Television viewing is not permitted in your room but is allowed in resident hall lounges or apartment
   common areas. The Bible instructs us to…“make not provision for the flesh to fulfill the lusts thereof”
   (Romans 13:14), and to…“think on those things which are true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good
   report” (Philippians 4:8). In the light of these Scriptural directives, you are expected to abstain from
   viewing morally degrading, violent, or offensive television programs. Because you become the sum total of
   that which fills your mind, you should use spiritual discernment and discretion in the selection of the
   programs you watch on TV. The Resident Assistant has authority over the use of the TV, VCR/DVD, and
   videos/DVDs. When viewing TV/VCR/DVDs, students should be courteous of others, especially after
   quiet hours.

Vacations and Year-End Policies
   You are expected to leave your room clean and to unplug all electrical appliances before leaving for break
   and at year end. The use of resident rooms terminates at the end of the college year. If the room is not left
   in the same condition it was found, the student will be fined. Special permission may be granted by the
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                 instances, a weekly fee is charged. Handbook regulations are in effect for those living on campus during
                 vacation and summer periods. Food services are not normally provided during vacation periods.

            Weekly Responsibilities of Resident Students
                 Cleanliness of Room
                  Rooms will be inspected weekly for orderliness and cleanliness.

                 Dorm Duty
                  All residents will be assigned regular dorm duties and will be responsible for the cleanliness of one area
                   of the residence hall.
                  There will be a daily deadline for completing dorm duties, which will be supervised by your Resident
                    Assistant and/or Dorm Assistant.
        Resident Safety
                 For safety purposes, it is suggested that a student walking after dark at any time be accompanied by another
                 student.
                 As a matter of etiquette and safety, men are reminded to meet their dates at the door or in the lounge of the
                 women’s residence. Upon returning to the campus, they should also escort the ladies to the front entrance.
                 Campus Safety Services also offers a walking campus escort service for men and women.

            Appliances
                  Coffee pots and automatic shut-off irons may be used only in common areas. No other appliances may
                    be used. Be sure you unplug any appliances when you are finished using them.
                  Student-owned table-top refrigerators are permitted.
                  All food must be stored properly in sealed containers.
                  Window air conditioners are not permitted in student rooms.

            Fire Prevention
                 Candles, fireworks (including sparklers), incense, gasoline, benzene, lighter fluid, or other flammable
                 liquids are not to be stored or used at any time in the resident halls or on campus.

            Guns, Knives, Weapons and Firearms
                 Guns, knives, weapons, firearms and any projectile devices (including but not limited to toy, air, pellet,
                 paintball, BB guns or any homemade device) are not to be brought to campus for any reason.

            Room Keys/Fobs
                 Each resident student will be issued a key(s) for his/her room. To receive the key(s), a $25 cash deposit
                 will be paid when the student receives their key(s). When the key(s) are returned, the $25 cash deposit will
                 be returned.
                 If a key(s) is not returned, a student will be fined $50 per missing key or fob. Duplication of any key(s) by
                 any student is not permitted, nor may any student possess a key(s)/fob without authorization.

            Windows
                 Climbing in and out of windows is considered a serious offense. Throwing objects from, or hanging out of
                 windows is not permitted. Screens should remain in place at all times. Blinds are provided in most resident
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Resident Schedule
   Quiet Hours
      You are expected to observe quiet-hour courtesy when in or near the resident halls and apartment buildings
      during the following times:
               Sunday–Thursday            10 pm – 8 am
               Friday–Saturday            11 pm – 11 am

   Curfew
      You are expected to be in your resident hall and quiet by 1 am nightly.
      Late permission must be obtained from a Resident Director or the Associate Vice President for Student
      Services in order for you to be out of your resident hall up to one hour beyond these curfews or before 6
      am. This permission will not be granted after normal office hours except for emergencies.
      No student is allowed to remain out of the resident halls all night (ex: studying at a restaurant all night,
      taking a road trip through the night, etc.) without special permission from the Associate Vice President for
      Student Services.
      Resident students should not leave campus after curfew unless special permission has been granted by the
      Associate Vice President for Student Services. If a student needs to visit the emergency room after hours, a
      Resident Assistant and a Resident Director needs to be contacted immediately. Commuter students and
      visitors should leave campus prior to curfew.

   Late-Minute Penalty
      You are allowed 30 late minutes each semester. If you accumulate more than 30 minutes, you will be
      considered “out” without permission.
      The penalty for each tardiness is as follows:
         After the allotted 30 minutes, there is a $25 fine for each tardiness and possible disciplinary action.
         However, if in a single occurrence you arrive more than an hour past curfew you will be assessed a $50
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        Student Services Staff & Extensions
        NOTE: To reach 4-digit extensions from off campus, dial 560.8200 and the extension number. On campus, dial
        only the extension number.
            Lancaster Bible College (Switchboard)................................................................................717.569.7071
                Auto Operator................................................................................. 717.560.8200 (enter extension #)

            Campus Safety Services Office........................................................................................................8247
               Campus Safety Cell Phone .................................................................................... Cell 717.314.3145

            Student Services Office ......................................................................................................................8240

            Vice President for Enrollment Management ......................................................................................5246
                Mr. Joshua Beers ................................................................................................... Cell 717.682.1856

            Executive Assistant for VP for Enrollment Management...................................................................8246
                Ms. Kara Campbell

            Director of Campus Safety .................................................................................................................5338
                Mr. Robert Wegman.............................................................................................. Cell 717.682.6391

            Director of Leadership Development ................................................................................................5438
                Mr. Bernt King ...................................................................................................... Cell 717.682.1862

            Asst. Director of Leadership Development ........................................................................................5306
                Mrs. Susanna Carpenter

            Director of Dining Services (Aladdin Food Services)........................................................................5409
                Mr. Gary Pezzecca

            Director of Health Services (Nurse) ...................................................................................................8215
                Mrs. Mary Lou Joline............................................................................................ Cell 717.682.1859

            Director of Student Care.....................................................................................................................5400
                Miss Annette Hernandez ....................................................................................... Cell 717.682.1858

            Associate Vice President for Student Life ..........................................................................................5431
                Mr. Bob McMichael.............................................................................................. Cell 717.203.4088

            Resident Directors ......................................................................................................................................
                Mr. Garrett Lowe ................................................................................ Cell 717.682.0451; ext. 5582
                Miss Kristen Vieldhouse ...................................................................... Cell 717.682.5210; ext. 5432
                Asst. RD – Mr. Carl Edwards............................................................... Cell 717.945.8765; ext. 8240

            Director of Athletics ...........................................................................................................................5364
                Mr. Peter Beers...................................................................................................... Cell 717.682.1860

            Athletic Staff
                Mr. Zach Freeman – Asst. AD for Compliance & Sports Information .......................................8267
                Mr. Zack Long – Asst. AD for Game Management ....................................................................5401
                Miss Nicole Plumbo – Athletic Trainer.......................................................................................5467




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Off-campus Contacts
   Dentist
      Dr. John Robertson, DDS .............................................................................................717.569.3286
      Dr. Steven Dotter...........................................................................................................717.569.0474

   Eden Fire Company..............................................................................................................717.397.5881
      Emergency..............................................................................................................................and 911

   Hospitals:
      Heart of Lancaster/Regional Medical Center ................................................................717.625.5000
      Lancaster General Hospital ...........................................................................................717.544.5511
      Lancaster Regional Medical Center ..............................................................................717.291.8211

   Manheim Township Ambulance Service..............................................................................717.569.6622

   Manheim Township Police Dispatch....................................................................................717.664.1180

   Physicians
       Cornerstone Family Health ...........................................................................................717.627.2108
       Crossroads Family Medical Center ...............................................................................717.859.1123
       Leola Family Health Center ..........................................................................................717.656.2141
       Dr. Phil Le.....................................................................................................................717.581.7899
       Sallavanti & Cotter Family Medicine............................................................................717.560.6470




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        Telephone Numbers
        Select Campus Extensions

         8233    Academic Affairs            8227   Dept of Counseling & Social Work   8231   Inst. For Biblical Enrichment
         8271    Admissions                  8221   Dept of Intercultural Studies      8206   Institutional Advancement
         5388    Alumni Services             8275   Dept of Teacher Education          8250   Library
         8267    Athletics                   5301   Div of Arts & Sciences             8219   Marketing & Events
         4391    Biblical Online Education   5301   Div of Biblical Education          6384   Miller Hall Lobby
         8242    Bookends Bookstore          8246   Enrollment Management              6367   ODC Lobby
         8254    Business Office             8254   Financial Aid                      8267   People Dev/Human Resources
         5326    Campus Development          8269   Food Services                      8248   Physical Plant
         8247    Campus Safety               8270   Foundation (Ambassador)            8278   President’s Office
         8231    Career Opportunity Ctr      8279   Graduate School                    5389   RAP
         5576    Charger Cafe                6435   Gym Lobby                          5259   Stewardship
         5438    Christian Service Office    8215   Health Services                    8240   Student Services
         8220    Degree Completion Prog      4357   Help Desk                          5225   The Stop
         8251    Dept of Church & Min        5232   Information Systems                8218   Worship & Performing Arts


        Frequently Called Numbers

         Transportation                                                S. Clyde Weaver Deli                 717.392.5244
         Airport (Harrisburg)                  717.948.3900            Starbucks                            717.519.8730
         Airport (Philadelphia)                215.685.0333            V & S Sandwich Shop                  717.581.5281
         Airport (Baltimore-BWI)               410.859.7111            Entertainment
         Lancaster Train Station               800.872.7245            Barnes and Noble                     717.290.8171
         Greyhound Bus                         800.231.2222            Fulton Opera House                   717.397.7425
         Hospitals                                                     Lancaster Barnstormers               717.509.3633
         Heart Of Lancaster                    717.625.5000            Shopping
         Lancaster General Hospital            717.544.5511            Park City Mall                       717.299.0010
         Lancaster Regional Med Ctr            717.291.8211            Walmart                              717.581.0200
         Cafés & Restaurants                                           CVS                                  717.399.8762
         Café East                             717.892.3858            Berean Bookstore                     717.397.3517
         Coffee Company                        717.299.7118            Goodwill                             717.733.7928
         Cravings                              717.295.9580            Other
         Domino's Pizza                        717.898.9600            Eden Resort                          717.569.6444
         Isaac's                               717.560.7774            Colleges in the Area
         Panera Bread                          717.569.5990            F & M College                        717.291.3911
         Papa John's                           717.397.7200            HACC (Lancaster)                     717.358.2966
         Pizza Hut                             717.392.8457            Millersville University              717.872.3011
         Prince Street Café                    717.397.1505            Elizabethtown                        717.361.1400
         Rachel's Café & Creperie              717.399.3515
         Senorita Burrita                      717.283.0940




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Who do you talk to about. . .?
Athletic information ............................................................................................ Director of Athletics/Athletics Office
Career guidance ........................................................................Career Opportunity Center or Student Services Offices
Chapel/church attendance............................................................................ Asst. Director of Leadership Development
Class attendance/cuts........................................................................................................................ Professor/Registrar
Class schedule changes..................................................................................................................................... Registrar
Course advising ................................................................................................................................. Academic Advisor
Commencement.......................................................................................................................VP for Academic Affairs
Counseling...................................................................................................................................Office of Student Care
Crime Prevention/Fire Safety……………………………………………………………….Director of Campus Safety
Crisis Response ................................................................................................................ Chairman of Crisis Response
Employment .............................................................................. Director of Human Resources & People Development
Employment Paychecks..........................................................................................................................Business Office
Employment Time Cards..............................................................................................................Immediate Supervisor
Exam changes................................................................................................................................................... Registrar
Excuse from academic functions ...................................................................................................................... Registrar
Excuse from a conference/chapel/Day of Prayer/
     required student/cultural function......................................................... Asst. Director of Leadership Development
Financial aid information................................................................................................................ Financial Aid Office
First aid/medical assistance ................................................................................................. Director of Health Services
Graduation requirements .................................................................................................................................. Registrar
Health insurance ........................................................................................ Director of Health Services/Business Office
Homecoming ................................................................................................. Alumni Services/Student Services Office
Institute of Biblical Enrichment.................................................................. Director of Institute of Biblical Enrichment
Late permission from resident halls.................................................. Resident Directors/Associate VP for Student Life
Lost and found items ................................................................................................................. Student Services Office
Mailbox assignment................................................................................................................... Registrar/Mail Services
Maximum Impact Conference (Missions Conference)................Chair, Department of Church & Ministry Leadership
Orientation.....................................................................................................Associate Vice President for Student Life
OVR/VA benefits ....................................................................................................................Director of Financial Aid
Parents Day................................................................................................................................ Student Services Office
Posting a notice.......................................................................................................................... Student Services Office
Registration....................................................................................................................................................... Registrar
Reporting theft/vandalism ........................................................................................................ Campus Safety Services
Residing on campus during vacation ......................................................................................... Student Services Office
Rules and regulations................................................................................................................. Student Services Office
Spiritual guidance ................................................................................ Faculty/Administration/Student Services Office
Scheduling student activities ........................................... Master Calendar Coordinator/Associate VP for Student Life
Student bills/fees ....................................................................................................................................Business Office
Telephone Services...................................................................................................... Director of Information Systems
Transcript information...................................................................................................................................... Registrar
Vehicle registration and parking permits.................................................................................. Campus Safety Services
Verification of full-time enrollment ................................................................................................................. Registrar
Withdrawal from class...................................................................................................................................... Registrar
Withdrawal from College .............................................................. Associate Vice President for Student Life/Registrar



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        Appendix A
                                                   Academic Integrity Policy
        Academic Integrity
                 In the world of education, academic integrity is seen as a desirable, foundational value. This is a topic of
                 growing concern with new technologies making the temptation to violate the principles of academic
                 integrity greater than ever. In addition to this wider academic desire for integrity, LBC seeks to help mold
                 the character of students according to a biblical worldview and to send people of integrity into ministry.
                 Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to:
                 1.   Plagiarism: Submitting as one’s own work part or all of any assignment which is copied, paraphrased,
                      or purchased from another source, including online sources, without the proper acknowledgment of
                      that source.
                 2.   Cheating: Using or attempting to use unauthorized material or study aids for personal assistance in
                      examinations or other academic work.
                 3.   Fabrication: Submitting altered, contrived, or invented information in any academic exercise.
                 4.   Misrepresentation of Academic Records: Tampering with any portion of a student’s record.
                 5.   Facilitating Academic Dishonesty: Helping another individual violate the Academic Integrity Policy.
                 6.   Unfair Advantage: Attempting, in an inequitable manner, to gain a more favorable playing field than
                      fellow students have on an academic exercise.
                 7.   Multiple submissions: Submitting the same work to fulfill the requirements for more than one course
                      without authorization of all instructors involved.
                 8.   Tolerating Academic Dishonesty: When a student knows about academic dishonesty and fails to
                      address it with the other student, that student is complicit in the dishonesty. If the confronted student
                      fails to confess to the monitor and cease and desist, the other student is responsible to address the issue
                      with the monitor.
            Procedures for Violations of Academic Integrity
                 In a course, each faculty member is responsible to monitor his/her class for academic integrity. Outside a
                 course, the VPAA is the monitor of academic integrity.
                 1.   If a violation of the Academic Integrity Policy is suspected, the monitor should meet with the
                      student(s) to discuss the incident and determine, to the monitor’s satisfaction, whether or not a
                      violation has occurred. Monitors and student(s) may choose to have a witness present at the discussion.
                      Both parties should be notified that a witness will be present and have opportunity to bring his or her
                      own witness. The monitor should thoroughly discuss the evidence of the offense, and the report which
                      will be sent to the registrar.
                 2.   If a student is accused of violating the Academic Integrity Policy, but subsequently the monitor
                      determines that the student is innocent or insufficient evidence exists to justify further action, the
                      student should be informed. No report of the accusation or of the monitor/student meeting should be
                      filed with the registrar.
                 3.   If the monitor determines that a violation has occurred, a report should be filed with the registrar and to
                      student services. Also, a duplicate of the report should be provided to the student. (The faculty member
                      must keep originals of tests, papers, projects that provide evidence of the violation.) The report of
                      violation should include the following:
                      a.   A complete description of the incident, including date of meeting with the student.
                      b.   Conclusions regarding exact nature of the violation.
                      c.   Copies of originals of tests, papers, projects that provide evidence of the violation.
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    4.   The registrar shall convene an interview to determine the appropriate penalties for the offense. The
         conclusion will be kept as part of the student’s record in the registrar’s office.
    5.   The desire of the College is to act in redemptive rather than merely punitive ways. Consequently, in
         coordination with student services, counsel will be provided.
Penalties for Violation of the Academic Integrity Policy
    The consequences and penalties for academic dishonesty will be tied to where the offense occurred.
Penalties for Violating the Academic Integrity Policy— In a Course
    1.   For a first offense: after meeting with the student, the teacher will complete a report to registrar. The
         registrar will determine with the professor whether the violation was minor and unintentional,
         warranting a failing grade for the assignment in question. Or, the registrar with the professor will
         decide if the violation was flagrant and blatant, warranting a failure for the course.
    2.   For subsequent offenses, the penalty will be as follows:
           a. Two minor/unintentional offenses will result in failure of the course.
           b. Three minor/unintentional offenses will result in the registrar recommending to the president that
              the student be expelled.
           c. If the second offense is flagrant, the registrar will recommend to the president that the student be
              expelled.
    3.   The registrar will determine what sanctions will be imposed when a student confesses to having
         cheated in any course already completed.
Penalties for Violation of the Academic Integrity Policy—Outside a Course
    1.   For instances of violating the Academic Integrity Policy outside a course (such as interfering with the
         college records or vandalizing library materials), the case will be presented to the VPAA who will
         investigate the alleged offense, and based on evidence suspend the student.
    2.   For second offenses, a recommendation will be made to the president that the student be expelled.
Appeals Process for Violation of the Academic Integrity Policy
    The student may appeal in writing to the appropriate student appeals committee (Undergraduate Student
    Appeals Committee, DCP Student Appeals Committee, and the Graduate Student Appeals Committee). A
    student’s intent to appeal a monitor’s response to a violation must be communicated to the appropriate
    committee chairperson in writing within one week of the receipt of the written notification from the
    monitor dealing with the incident. The appeals committee should hear both the monitor and the student on
    the issue as well as review the documents. The decision of the committee may be appealed to the Vice
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        Appendix B
        Computer Acceptable Use Policy (AUP)
        Computer network and internet access is provided for students and employees of Lancaster Bible College &
        Graduate School for the purpose of furthering students’ education and providing tools for faculty and staff in support
        of their duties. All members of the LBC family must respect areas on the network that are not for general access, and
        refrain from accessing sites on the Internet, which are not conducive to spiritual growth. In addition, all must realize
        that there are file and resource limitations:

             Terms and Conditions
                 1. Privileges – The use of network and Internet is a privilege, not a right, and any inappropriate use may
                    result in the loss of this privilege and/or disciplinary measures. The College administration is
                    responsible for this Computer Acceptable Use Policy (AUP).
                 2. Network Etiquette – While on the computer network, all persons must conduct themselves in a
                    responsible, ethical, polite, and Christ-like manner.
                 3. Security – Private computer accounts and files must be respected. Your computer account name and
                     password are assigned to you by the College. Do not reveal these to anyone. LBC reserves the right
                     to view and log all computer usage, and access or attempted access to inappropriate sites will be cause
                     for disciplinary action.
                    Please take care to log off the network when you are not using your computer. The College will
                    investigate allegations of fraud or unauthorized access, but it is imperative that you log off the network
                    when you are not using your computer
                 4. Acceptable Use – The purpose of the computer network is to support the educational mission of the
                    College. Your use of it must be consistent with the educational objective and mission of Lancaster Bible
                    College & Graduate School. The College filters inappropriate Internet sites, reserves the right to deny
                    access, and logs all Internet activity.
                 5. Prohibited Use – The activities listed below are strictly prohibited by all users of the network.
                     a.   Allowing an unauthorized person to use an assigned account.
                     b.   Transmission of any material in violation of any governmental regulation or law, such as, but not
                          limited to: copyrighted, threatening, offensive, obscene, or protected by trade secret. Some
                          examples are unauthorized downloading of copyrighted music or films.
                     c.   Accessing, attempting to access, or transmission of any prurient sexually oriented, other indecent,
                          offensive, objectionable, inappropriate, or other anti-social material.
                     d.   Participation in inappropriate or objectionable on-line chat rooms or news groups.
                     e.   Ordering or purchasing of any material or service in the college name without authorization.
                     f.   Attempting to obtain or modify files, passwords, or data belonging to other users or attempting to
                          circumvent system security, guess passwords, or in any way gain unauthorized access to any
                          computer recourses by any means.
                     g.   Modification or destruction of school computer resources.
                     h.   Use of any computer to facilitate any illegal activity.
                     i.   Use of any computer to misrepresent others.
                     j.   Use of any computer and related College facilities for any commercial activity.
                     k.   Use of the LBC network or e-mail systems to send any type of mass e-mail without the specific
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  6. Disk Space and Bandwidth – There are limits to disk space and internet bandwidth; therefore it is
     important that information in subdirectories and mailboxes be deleted regularly. The College reserves
     the right to place limits on an individual’s disk space and deny access to Internet sites that could use an
     inordinate amount of bandwidth.
  7. E-mail and Personal File Space – You have been provided with a network account and e-mail
     privileges. While that is protected from access by others, administrators of the computer network can
     access and read all material and the College reserves the right for them to do so.
  8. Disclaimer – Lancaster Bible College & Graduate School makes no warranties of any kind, whether
     expressed or implied, for the services provided. LBC will not be responsible for damages you suffer,
     including but not limited to loss of data resulting from delays, non-deliveries, mis-deliveries, or service
     interruptions. Use of any information obtained via LBC network is at your own risk.
  9. Acceptance by Students – I have read and understand the above Terms and Conditions and will abide
     by them. I understand that this access is designed for educational purposes. I accept full responsibility
     for any of my activity on the computer system. Should I commit any violation of the terms or intent, I
     recognize that I will be subject to disciplinary and/or legal action and my access privileges may be
     revoked.
  10. Higher Education Act Compliance (HEA) – Lancaster Bible College & Graduate School complies
      with and enforces, to the extent practicable the Higher Education Act. This includes, but is not limited
      to, the following:
         a.   LBC does not permit Peer to Peer (P2P) files sharing of copyrighted materials and will
              discipline any student participating in illegally distributing copyrighted materials.
         b.   LBC uses a variety of commercial products, including bandwith shaping utilities, designed to
              reduce or block illegal file sharing.
         c.   LBC does not prohibit or make any attempt to block the numerous legal alternatives for
              downloading of intellectual property.
      For more information, please refer to the Higher Education Act.



Email Etiquette
Part of LBC’s mission is to help students learn to communicate effectively. Here are some helpful hints
when using email:
1. Keep messages short and focused. Consider attaching a file or sending a hard copy if a longer message
   is required.
2. Target your audience. Don’t send unsolicited email messages to large groups.
3. Be careful with humor. Don’t forward humorous email which could be offensive or annoying to the
   recipient.
4. Assume that every email you send will be read publicly. Don’t send confidential information by email.
5. Don’t use “ALL CAPS” for emphasis. Use appropriate capitalization and punctuation.
6. Proofread all email for accuracy in both content and tone. Also consider setting your computer to
   automatically spell check all email.
7. Don’t send email when you are angry. For sensitive topics, ask a friend to read the message before you
   send it or review the message a day or two later before hitting “Send” or “Reply.”
For more on email etiquette, see www.emailreplies.com.




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        Appendix C
                                                    Dorm Breakage Policy
        The College acknowledges that accidents that cause breakage and/or damage do sometimes occur. For those
        damages (Accidental), the College considers those the cost of providing services; for all other damages
        (Responsible), the College views the student(s) as responsible parties and will charge them for the damage by
        adding the damage amount to their student account, and they will be billed for the repairs and replacements.

        Policy and Procedures:
        Damage to resident halls and/or other areas around campus will be reported to both Student Services and Physical
        Plant.

        Reasonable effort by the Student Service office will be made to determine if the damage is Accidental or
        Responsible. Responsible damage will be managed as follows:

            1.   Physical Plant will schedule the time for repair and report the cost of repair to Student Services.
            2.   At the same time, Student Services will investigate the events leading to the damage and attempt to identify
                 the parties responsible for the damage.
            3.   If no individual or individuals take responsibility for the damage, costs for damages will be equally divided
                 among the offending parties.
                            If in a building, then the damages will be equally divided among the residents of that building.
                            If on a floor, then the damages will be equally divided among the residents on that floor.
                            If in a suite, then the damages will be equally divided among the residents of that suite.
                            If in a specific room, then the damages will be equally divided between roommates (unless
                                there is sufficient evidence that the roommate is not responsible).
            4.   Student Services will inform the RA(s) of the damage, the offender(s) of the charges, and the Business
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Appendix D
                                 Disciplinary & Judicial Process
                                    (can also be found at www.lbc.edu)

 Campus Standards and the Judicial Process
    The purpose of campus standards is to create the best environment in which students can live and education
    can flourish. At the cornerstone of this effort to create the best possible living/learning environment is the
    mutual obligation of students to treat all other members of the academic community with dignity and
    respect – (including other students, faculty members, neighbors, and employees of the college) and of
    Lancaster Bible College personnel to treat all students with equal care, concern, dignity and fairness.
    The U.S. Department of Health, Education & Welfare has released a General Order ED025 805. This
    directive deals with Judicial Standards of Procedure and Substance in Review of Student Discipline in Tax-
    Supported Institutions of Higher Education. The order is designed to encourage consistency with a ruling
    that took place in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
    In summary, Colleges and Universities do not prosecute criminals; they discipline students who violate
    their rules. This order views the discipline of students in the educational community, for all but the case of
    irrevocable expulsion, as part of the teaching process. In the case of irrevocable expulsion for misconduct,
    the process is not punitive or deterrent in the criminal law sense, but the process is rather a determination
    that the student is unqualified to continue as a member of the educational community.
    In administering any discipline, Lancaster Bible College is careful not to act arbitrarily or capriciously.
    Students are treated fairly and given due process. The General Order ED025 805 states:
             “The voluntary attendance of a student in such institutions is a voluntary entrance into the
             academic community. By such voluntary entrance, the student voluntarily assumes obligations of
             performance and behavior reasonably imposed by the institution of choice relevant to its lawful
             missions, processes, and functions. These obligations are generally much higher than those
             imposed on all citizens by the civil and criminal law. So long as there is no invidious
             discrimination, no deprival of due process, no abridgement of a right protected in the
             circumstances, and no capricious, clearly unreasonable or unlawful action employed, the
             institution may discipline students to secure compliance with these higher obligations as a
             teaching method or to sever the student from the academic community.” (pp. 5, 6)
    A student admitted to Lancaster Bible College accepts the responsibility to conform to all College rules and
    regulations. Failure to meet this obligation will justify appropriate disciplinary sanctions. The sanctions
    are listed below in ascending order of severity.

 Responsibility and Enforcement
    The Board of Trustees is charged by law with the responsibility of making rules and regulations for the
    College and establishing policy governing the conduct of the College, its employees, and its student body.
    The president of the College is elected by the Board of Trustees to serve at its pleasure. The president is
    the chief executive officer entrusted by the Board of Trustees with the execution of its policies and the
    internal government and administration of the College. The Board of Trustees orders and directs the
    president of the College to administer and enforce its policies as herein announced. In carrying out this
    responsibility, the president is vested with authority to take such disciplinary action as in his judgment the
    circumstances warrant. The president has delegated this function to the Vice President for Student
    Services.
        However, the president reserves the right to retain any case in which:
             1.   There is an alleged violation of a student regulation where College property has been
                  damaged or destroyed.
             2.   There is an alleged violation of a student regulation where the conduct in question may
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                          3.   There is an alleged violation of a student regulation where the action in question would
                               disrupt the educational process and/or orderly operation of the College.
                          4.   There is an alleged violation of a student regulation where a federal, state or local law may
                               have been violated.

            Judicial Procedures
                 The following procedures will be followed when reports of incidents alleging violations of College policies
                 or student and community life standards have surfaced:

                 Disciplinary Procedures: Minor Infractions
                 After a series of investigatory meetings, an appropriate disciplinary sanction for minor infractions (i.e.,
                 sanctions 1-5), based on the totality of the circumstances, may be imposed by Resident Assistants, Resident
                 Directors, Director of Resident Life, Director of Spiritual Formation or the Vice President for Student
                 Services.

                 Disciplinary Procedures: Major Infractions
                 After a series of investigatory meetings the Vice President for Student Services (who may or may not have
                 listened to the deliberations) will set the appropriate disciplinary sanction(s) (i.e., sanctions 6-11), based on
                 the totality of the circumstances, after a violation is found and, after receiving the non-binding
                 recommendation of the fact finders.

                 Common Sanctions
                    1. Admonition or Reprimand: An oral statement to the student explaining that he/she has violated a
                       student regulation and implies the student’s behavior is inappropriate and is not to be overlooked.
                    2. Issuance of a White Slip: A White Slip is a written communiqué advising the student he/she has
                       violated a College regulation.
                    3. Censure: An official written statement to the student explaining that he/she has violated a student
                       regulation. It is intended to communicate most strongly both the disapproval and the reprimand of
                       the college community.
                    4. In-Kind Restitution (may include but is not limited to): the reimbursement of costs for damage to,
                       or destruction of, college property or property of any person; restitution in the form of appropriate
                       service to be completed by the student; the relocation of the student within college housing
                       facilities; the required attendance of the student to the appropriate educational programs based on
                       the circumstances of the case.
                    5. Social Probation: Indicates the behavior exhibited is socially unacceptable. Therefore a
                       designated period of time is set and a specific action plan is agreed upon for the student to take
                       corrective action and adjust behavior to socially acceptable standards.
                    6. Restriction of Privileges: The restriction of College privileges for a specified period of time.
                       These restrictions may include, but are not limited to the following:
                            a. Denial of regular priority for room assignment in College housing.
                            b. Denial of the privilege to vote in College held elections.
                            c. Denial of the privilege to attend nonacademic College functions.
                            d. Denial of the privilege to participate in nonacademic College organizations or activities.
                            e. Denial of parking privileges.
                            f. Denial of the privilege to represent the College to anyone outside the College community
                                  in anyway, including representing the College at any official function, intercollegiate
                                  athletics or any forms of intercollegiate competition or representation.
                            g. Denial of the privilege to participate, be elected, or appointed as a member or officer of
                                  student government or any registered student organization.
                            h. Denial of the privilege to live in College housing.
                    7. Disciplinary Probation: A specified period of review and adjustment during which a student is
                       under an official warning that his/her violation was very serious. While on disciplinary probation,
                       a student will be considered to be “not in good standing” with the College and may face specific
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        additional disciplinary incidents while on probation may be recommended for immediate
        suspension or expulsion.
    8. Eviction: Eviction from College housing without a refund if the student is currently residing in a
        residence hall or an on-campus apartment.
    9. Disciplinary Suspension: The denial of enrollment, attendance, and other privileges at the College
        for a specified period of time. In cases where a student is suspended for the duration of the
        semester, clearance for re-enrollment must be received from the Associate Vice President for
        Student Services. Permission to apply for readmission upon the termination of the period may be
        granted with or without conditions/restrictions. A student who has been issued a disciplinary
        suspension sanction may be prohibited from visiting on campus or attending all College or open
        social functions and is deemed “not eligible to return” to the College during the suspension period.
        The suspension shall be followed by a period of disciplinary probation.
    10. Interim Suspension: An interim suspension may be imposed by the Vice President for Student
        Services or his/her designee, prior to the beginning of the administrative process. The interim
        suspension may be imposed in extreme cases where the alleged action of a student(s) may pose a
        threat to the well being of the College, any of its members, or him/herself, or there is substantial
        evidence that the continued presence of the student(s) on the campus will disrupts the College.
        Prior to imposing an interim suspension, every effort will be made by the Vice President for
        Student Services or his/her designee to give the student an opportunity to respond to the charge(s).
        Following the imposition of an interim suspension, the opportunity for an administrative hearing,
        as described below, will be provided as expeditiously as possible but no later than ten calendar
        days after the interim suspension – unless the student waives the ten days.
    11. Expulsion: The dismissal of a student from the College without the ability to apply for re-
        enrollment. A student who has been expelled is deemed “not eligible to return” to the College for
        a period of two years. Expulsion requires approval of the President.

Appeal Process
If the student(s) disputes the alleged charges or sanctions, there remains the right to appeal. All appeal
requests must be submitted to the Vice President for Student Services. An appeal must be made in writing
and include the basis for the appeal, and must be received within three calendar days after the receipt of an
imposed sanction. An appeal is normally based on one or more of the following conditions:
    1.   The sanction imposed is grossly disproportionate to the offense.
    2.   The decision was not supported by substantial evidence.
    3.   New evidence has become available that would significantly alter the results.

When an appeal is received, the following process will normally be followed:
    1.   A hearing before a judicial committee will be scheduled. The judicial committee will be
         appointed by the Associate Vice President for Student Services and will consist of:
             a. One faculty member
             b. A professional staff member
             c. A non-professional staff member
             d. The Student Government Association President
             e. The Resident Affairs Council President
    2.   The Judicial Committee, upon convening, will choose a chair and function only as a fact-finding
         body. They will review the disciplinary policy and procedures stated in the Student Handbook,
         and determine whether the alleged violations are sustainable. All issues, findings or judgments of
         the Committee will be decided by majority vote.
    3.   The student will be provided with a written statement of his/her rights in the disciplinary process.
         These rights include:
             a. Provision of copies of all written material that will be presented at the hearing.
             b. The opportunity to have an advisor/advocate of his/her choice present providing the
                  advisor/advocate sits quietly in the hearing room and does not try to participate during the
                  proceedings. The provision of an advisor/advocate at the hearing is at the student’s
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                              c.    The opportunity to tell his/her side of the incident; to call witnesses with critical
                                    knowledge of the incident; to ask questions of those who filed reports against the student;
                                    and to summarize his/her feelings concerning the incident.
                     4.   If the Judicial Committee decides that additional evidence or testimony before rendering a
                          judgment is needed, a second hearing date may be scheduled with the student to review this
                          information. The committee may invite the presence and testimony of relevant witnesses.
                     5.   A student who does not appear at a scheduled hearing will be considered as having acknowledged
                          the violation and voluntarily terminated the request for appeal. A student summoned to a hearing
                          will be required to participate regardless of classes, work, or other scheduling conflicts.
                     6.   In its deliberations, the Committee will make decisions based on a sufficiency of evidence, “more
                          likely than not,” after reviewing witness testimony, written statements, and other relevant
                          information. In re-evaluating any conflicting testimony or statements, the Committee will
                          determine which version of events is more credible.
                     7.   The Committee will make an audio record of the disciplinary hearing. This verbatim record
                          remains the property of the College. The following are guidelines for audio taping:
                               a. Test the tape recorder at the beginning of each hearing. Make sure the recording
                                    equipment works and will pick up and record everyone who speaks.
                               b. Have the chair identify each speaker, so subsequent listeners will know who is asking
                                    questions or giving responses.
                               c. Allow the student who is considering filing an appeal and his/her advisor to have post-
                                    hearing access to the audiotape. Provide this access in a room near the Vice President for
                                    Student Services office during normal business hours and preserve confidentiality with a
                                    rule that the tape itself may not be taken off premises. Keep a log of the time spent
                                    reviewing the tape, so there will be no question about fair access. A member of the
                                    Student Services staff will sit with the student and his/her advisor while they review the
                                    tape.
                               d. Make a copy of the tape, which should also remain in the Vice President for Student
                                    Services office. The duplicate ensures that someone does not erase the tape,
                                    “accidentally” or otherwise.
                               e. In order to preserve the confidentiality of the process, both the original and the duplicate
                                    audiotape remain the property of Lancaster Bible College. No one, not even a student’s
                                    attorney or other advisor, should be allowed to take the tape out of the Student Services
                                    office or to make a dub of either tape. This is important for preserving the integrity of the
                                    process, because the process itself may be seriously undermined if testimony at a hearing
                                    was played later as “entertainment” in living quarters (on- or off-campus).
                               f. Do not permit court reporters or extra tape recordings at hearings. This policy not only
                                    helps to preserve the dignity and confidentiality of the process, but it also deters
                                    individuals from trying to give the process a “courtroom” atmosphere, rather than the
                                    atmosphere of an educational process.
                     8.   The Committee will submit its findings in writing to the Associate Vice President for Student
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Appendix E
                                          Motor Vehicle Guidelines
Lancaster Bible College extends driving and campus parking privileges to all students & employees who register
their vehicle with Campus Safety Services and abide by all regulations set forth in the Motor Vehicle Guidelines.
Safety for everyone on campus is a top priority at LBC and it is a responsibility that everyone must share.
Therefore, LBC reserves the right to suspend or revoke these privileges when motorists fail to adhere to the
guidelines for vehicle operation. Every student is responsible for reading and understanding the Motor Vehicle
Guidelines in its entirety. Students who fail to abide by these guidelines will incur fines and may face other
disciplinary measures to ensure compliance.

1. Vehicle Registration and Parking Tags
    a. All students, faculty, and staff are required to register their vehicle(s) with Campus Safety Services and
        display their parking hang tag from their rear-view mirror in a way that all of the information on the tag is
        fully visible from the exterior of the vehicle.
    b. Lancaster Bible College does not charge a fee for vehicle registration.
    c. Vehicles should be registered via the online form on www.lbc.edu. Those who are unable to access the
        online registration form may request that a paper form be mailed to their campus mail box or by completing
        a paper form at any of the Campus Safety offices.
    d. The deadline for registration and display of parking tags is 14 calendar days after the first full day of
        classes in the fall semester.
    e. Temporary parking tags that hang from the rear view mirror are available for temporary vehicles.
        Temporary parking tags are issued for a maximum of 7 days and are available at no cost from any of the
        Campus Safety offices.
    f. Any motorist who changes vehicles or loses/damages a parking tag must notify Campus Safety by re-
        registering via the online form.
    g. Vehicles that do not properly display an LBC parking decal in accordance with the registration guidelines
        are not permitted to park on campus.

2. Driving Guidelines
    a. The speed limit on campus is 15 MPH and is, at times, monitored and enforced for safety purposes.
    b. All vehicles must have a valid state registration and insurance card.
    c. LBC seeks to maintain an attractive and safe environment for both pedestrians and vehicle traffic.
        Consequently, no unauthorized vehicles are permitted to park or drive on the grass, sidewalks or any other
        non-driving area as this causes damage to the lawn and sidewalk subsurface.
    d. Please operate your vehicle in a safe manner at all times keeping in mind other vehicle and pedestrian
        traffic.
    e. The gravel drive on the north side of campus is designated for authorized College use only. All other
        motor vehicle and pedestrian traffic is prohibited.
    f. All Pennsylvania Title 75 (Vehicle Code) Laws and Regulations are in effect on campus. A copy of PA
        Title 75 is in the Campus Safety Office and may be viewed upon request.

3. Parking Guidelines
    a. The campus parking map outlines where students, faculty, and staff may park their vehicles. All parking
        lot lines are painted to coordinate with the color of the parking decals. Resident parking lots (shaded green
        to match Resident decals) are located close to dormitories and commuter parking lots (shaded yellow to
        match commuter decals) are located close to classroom facilities. Faculty and Staff parking lots (shaded
        blue to match Faculty/Staff Decals) are located close to administrative facilities.
    b. Commuter parking lots are closed to overnight parking with the exception of the lot parallel to Route 222,
        which is open to residents and visitors.
    c. Residents and Commuters are not permitted to park in Faculty and Staff parking lots or areas marked as
        reserved/handicap at any time.
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            e.   Permission to keep multiple vehicles on campus must be procured through Student Services. A monthly
                 fee may be applied.
            f.   LBC accepts no responsibility for damage, destruction, or theft of motor vehicles. Cases of theft,
                 vandalism, or reckless driving should be reported to Campus Safety immediately at extension 8247.
            g.   Please respect all restricted parking zones, fire lanes, and barricades. They are put into place for your
                 safety. Parking along curbs is prohibited.
            h.   Vehicle repairs and maintenance are to be done only in the parking lot by the tennis courts to avoid surface
                 damage around campus. Only light repairs and routine maintenance that can be completed promptly are
                 permissible. Disabled or disassembled vehicle may not be left in this area overnight without permission
                 from the Director of Physical Plant.

        4. Citations, Fines, and Other Compliance Measures
            a. Campus Safety Services is responsible for ticketing, immobilizing (“booting”), or towing vehicles.
            b. Parking violations incur a $10.00 minimum fine. Moving violations incur a $15.00 minimum fine.
                 Registration violations incur a $25.00 minimum fine. All fines are subject to increase based on the number
                 of fines and the severity of the infraction.
            c. All citations must be cared for at the Student Services Office located in Upper Miller Hall within 10
                 business days of the infraction or the fine will be considered outstanding and then doubled. Campus Safety
                 Services cannot accept payment for fines. Student Services is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am
                 to 4:00 pm.
            d. Citations must be paid prior to the end of each semester (final day of classes). Unpaid fines will be added
                 to the student’s account by the Business Office.
            e. Citations may be appealed when an error has been made, the owner feels that the ticket was issued unfairly,
                 or extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the owner contributed to the infraction.
            f. Ignorance of the Motor Vehicle Guidelines, neglect to register/renew a vehicle on time, or irresponsibility
                 are not sufficient grounds upon which to make an appeal.
            g. Appeals must be made in writing and dropped off to the Campus Safety Offices in Miller Hall or via email
                 to CSadmin@lbc.edu within 7 working days of the infraction. Citation appeals will only be considered if
                 in writing, but anyone is welcome to make an appointment with the Campus Safety Director to further
                 discuss the issue or raise concerns.
            h. Students who continually violate the motor vehicle guidelines or who have outstanding fines at the
                 Business Office may have their vehicle immobilized with a “boot” as a last resort before their vehicle is
                 towed and/or driving privileges are suspended.

        5. Other Services
            a. Campus Safety is available 24/7/365 and may be reached by dialing extension 8247 from on campus or
                717-560-8247 from off campus. In the event that the phone is not answered, follow the instructions to be
                transferred to the department cell phone.
            b. Campus Safety will gladly, upon request, escort students and personnel to and from their vehicles after
                dark.
            c. Campus Safety will gladly, upon request, attempt to jumpstart a vehicle. The owner must sign a waiver
                before this service will be completed.
            d. Campus Safety will gladly, upon request, attempt to unlock a vehicle. The owner must sign a waiver
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Index
               A                                                  D
Academic Advisors - 9                              Dancing - 22
Academic Calendar - 8                              Dating - 25
Academic Dismissal - 15                            Day of Prayer - 11
Academic Integrity Policy - 12, 48                 Disability Services Policy - 12
Academic Life - 9                                  Disciplinary and Judicial Process - 53
Academic Load - 12                                 Doctor on Campus - 33
Academic Probation - 15                            Dorm Section Meetings - 40
Academic Support Services - 16                     Dorm Breakage Policy - 38, 52
Accreditation - 27                                 Dorm Duty - 42
ACE - 36                                           Dress Standards - 22
Administrative Policies - 6                        Drop/Add Period - 14
Alcohol - 21
Appliances - 42                                                   E
Athletics - 27
Athletic Equipment - 27                            Employment - 30
Athletic Facilities - 27                           Ethnic Intimidation Act of 1982 - 23
Automobiles - 27                                   Extracurricular Activities and Participation - 30

               B                                                  F
Biblical Absolutes - 6                             FERPA - 16
Biblical Principles - 6                            Financial Aid - 31
Biblical Principles for Living and Learning - 19   Finances - 31
Breaks - 26                                        Fire Alarm Procedures - 30
Bulletin Boards - 28                               Fire Prevention - 42
                                                   Fobs - 42
               C                                   Frequently Asked Questions - 47
                                                   Frequently Called Numbers - 46
Campus Extensions - 46
Campus Housing - 38                                               G
Campus Map - Inside Back Cover
Campus Safety - 35                                 Gambling - 23
Cancellation of Classes - 9                        Grading System - 13
Change of Address or Telephone - 28                Graduation Dates - 16
Chapel Attendance - 10                             Graduation Rates - 16
Chapel Excuse - 11                                 Guests - 38
Chapel Guidelines - 9                              Guns, Knives, Weapons and Firearms - 42
Christian Service - 11
Church Attendance - 22                                            H
Class Attendance - 9
College Liability - 29                             Harmful Products - 21
College Services & Policies - 27                   Health Insurance - 33
College Trips - 37                                 Health Services - 33
Commuter Affairs Council - 36                      Housing Policy - 33
Commuting Students - 29
Community Covenant - 5                                            I
Computer Acceptable Use Policy - 22, 50
Counseling Services - 29
                                                   ICHTHUS Yearbook - 29, 36
Course Withdrawal - 14
                                                   Identification Cards - 33
Crisis Response Team - 30
                                                   Illegal Drugs and Substances - 21
Curfew - 43
                                                   Independent Studies - 14
                                                   Individual Responsibility - 6
                                                   Intramurals - 36
                                                   International Student Fellowship - 36


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                       L                                      Residence Hall Facilities - 38
                                                              Resident Affairs Council - 37
                                                              Resident Regulations - 40
        Late–Minute Penalty - 43
                                                              Resident Safety - 42
        Laundry - 39
                                                              Resident Schedule - 43
        LBC Core Knowledge & Skills - 7
                                                              Respect for Authority - 25
        LBC Core Values - 7
                                                              Rollerblading - 35
        Library - 13
                                                              Room Care - 39
        Life Connect Process - 11
                                                              Room Change - 41
        Life Mentoring Process - 11
                                                              Room Keys - 42
        Lifestyle Expectations and Standards - 21
        Lights - 39
        Lost and Found - 34                                                  S
        Lounges - 34, 40
                                                              SAAC - 37
                       M                                      Security - 39
                                                              Security and Safety - 35
                                                              Selling and Soliciting - 36
        Maintenance - 34
                                                              Sexual Conduct - 25
        Married Couples Fellowship - 36
                                                              Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Policies - 36
        Meals - 40
                                                              Shepherd’s Staff - 37
        Media - 23
                                                              Skateboarding - 35
        Melting Pot - 36
                                                              Social Networking - 26
        MENC - Music Educators - 37
                                                              Student Care - 36
        Maximum Impact Conference Attendance - 12
                                                              Student Government Association - 37
        Motor Vehicle Guidelines - 57
                                                              Student Meetings and Organizations - 36
        Movies - 23
                                                              Student Missionary Fellowship - 37
        Musical Instruments - 35
                                                              Student Services Philosophy Statement - 6
        Musical Instruments, Radios, and Audio Devices - 41
                                                              Student Services Staff and Extensions - 44
        Music Policy - 34
                                                              Study Time - 13
                                                              Summer Vacation - 26
                       N                                      Sunday Observance - 26

        National Center for Education Statistics - 16
                                                                             T
                       O                                      Telephone Numbers - 46
                                                              Telephones - 41
        Overnight Visits - 41                                 Television/VCR and DVD's - 41
                                                              The Stop: Mail, Copies, More - 37
                       P                                      Threat of Personal Injury to Others - 24
                                                              Tobacco - 21
        Parental Notification Policy - 35                     Transfer Credits - 15
        Part–Time Students - 35
        Personal Bible Studies - 24
        Personal Injury to Self - 24
        Pets - 41                                                            U-V
        Pregnancy Statement - 25
        Principle of Stewardship - 19                         Vacations and Year–End Policies - 41
        Principle of Love - 20                                Vehicles - 37
        Principle of Ownership - 19                           Video Games - 23

                       Q                                                     W
        Quiet Hours - 43                                      Weekly Responsibilities of Resident Students - 42
                                                              Windows - 42
                                                              Withdrawal from the College - 14
                       R                                      Who to Talk to - 47
                                                              Written Projects - 14
        RAP (Reaching Academic Potential) - 16




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            Office and Location (717 area code)
 All individual voice mailboxes are available by calling
 717.569.7071. A directory is available at that number.
OFFICE                                                                                                            BUILDING
Academic Departments
     Arts & Sciences Dept (ext. 5301).......................................................11
     Bible & Theology Dept (ext. 5301) ...................................................11
     Church & Ministry Leadership Dept (560.8251) ..................14
     Counseling & Social Work Dept (560.8227).............................11
     Education Dept (560.8275).....................................................................11
     Health & Physical Education Dept (ext. 5407) .......................12
     Worship & Performing Arts Dept (560.8218) ............................1
Admissions (866.522.4968 or 560.8271) ................................................ 2
Alumni Relations (ext. 5350) ..................................................................................1
Athletics (560.8267) ...................................................................................................15
Bookends Bookstore (560.8242) ....................................................................10
Business Office (560.8254) .................................................................................... 2
Campus Development (ext. 5257) .................................................................. 2
Campus Safety Services (560.8247)...........................................................10
Charger Cafè ........................................................................................................................... 9
Christian Service (ext. 5438) ...............................................................................10
Classrooms:
     GSC 101-105, 201-208 .................................................................................1
     HH 101..........................................................................................................................14
     KB 101–107 .............................................................................................................. 3             Softball Field
     SAC 101-111, Steinman Lecture Hall (SAC 101)...............12
Financial Aid (560.8254) ........................................................................................... 2
Food Services (Aladdin) (560.8269)............................................................ 9
Gymnasium ............................................................................................................................15
Health Services (560.8215) .................................................................................10
HelpDesk (ext. 4357)/Information Systems (ext. 5232) ........... 2
Hollee’s Cafè..........................................................................................................................12
iLead Center ..........................................................................................................................11
     Biblical Enrichment (560.8231)
     Degree Completion (866.452.2327 or 560.8220)                                                                                            *Resident Halls
     Graduate Education (866.275.8720 or 560.8297)
Library (560.8250) .......................................................................................................11
Marketing & Events (560.8219) ........................................................................ 3
People Development & Human Resources (560.8257)............... 2
Physical Plant (560.8248).....................................................................................22
President’s Office (560.8278) .............................................................................. 2
Registrar’s Office (560.5259)................................................................................ 2
Stewardship/Advancement (560.8211)......................................................1
Student Services (560.8240) .............................................................................10
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