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					                    Student Handbook
                        2010-2011




                       1003 Monroe Avenue
                       Memphis, Tennessee 38104
                       Phone: (901) 575-2247
                       Fax: (901) 572-2461
                       Website: www.bchs.edu


Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences admits students of any age, race, color,
national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally
accorded or made available to students at the college. Baptist Memorial College of
Health Sciences does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic
origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and
loan programs, and athletic and other college administered programs.

                    Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is an
                         equal opportunity education institution.




Disclaimer: Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences reserves the right to change,
remove or supplement any material contained in this handbook as necessary. Any
changes apply to both current and new students. The College will make reasonable effort
to notify students of changes.
          Student’s Responsibility for Content


Welcome to Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences. We
are glad you have chosen our college to pursue your academic
studies in health care. You will find many excellent resources
inside the pages of this handbook to assist you during your time
here as a student at BCHS.

As in any organization, we have rights and responsibilities to
which our faculty, staff, and students all subscribe. The Student
Handbook is designed as a reference for you in understanding
these policies and procedures of the college. As a student, you
have the responsibility and accountability for understanding and
applying the information contained in the Student Handbook
throughout your enrollment at BCHS.

Whenever the word “campus” is mentioned in the Student
Handbook, it may refer to any and all sites associated in any
way, either directly or indirectly, with Baptist Memorial College
of Health Sciences, Baptist Memorial Hospital, and/or Baptist
Memorial Health Care Corporation.

Many policies are summarized in the Student Handbook. A
complete copy of the Administrative Policy & Procedures
Manual is available in the library and in the offices of your
Academic Dean, the Dean of Student Services, and the Manager
of Student Services. These administrators will be happy to
discuss any of the policies and procedures about which you need
further clarification.

Again, welcome to our campus!




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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Responsibility for Content …………………………………             2
Welcome …………………………………………………...                       7
BAPTIST COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES
    College Mission, Vision, and Values ………………       8
    College Seal …………………………………………..                  10
    Alma Mater …………………………………………...                   11
STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Student Rights ………………………………………..                 12
    Student Responsibilities ……………………………..           12
    Standards of Student Conduct………………………..          13
    Honor Code …………………………………………..                    17
    Reporting an Honor Code Violation …………………        17
    Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy ……………     18
    Academic Integrity ………………………………….                23
CAMPUS DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
    Non-Academic Problem Solving Process…………….       25
    Academic Problem Solving Process …………………         27
    Student Appeal Process ……………………………               31
    Disciplinary Sanctions ……………………………….             35
POLICIES
    Appearance Standards ……………………………….               38
    Children on Campus …………………………………                 38
    Communication with Students ………………………            38
    Electronic Communications …………………………             39
    E-mail Guidelines ……………………………………                 40
    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act …………   41
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         Confidentiality of Records …………………….           41
         Correction of Education Records ………………         41
         Parental Notification …………………………...            42
         Directory Information ………………………….              42
    Guest Behavior ……………………………………...                    42
    Harassment ………………………………………….                        43
    Health Insurance and Compliance …………………..           44
    Inclement Weather Closings ………………………..              45
    Maintaining Eligibility for TELS Program ………….      45
    Non-Discrimination Policy ………………………….               54
    Personal Status Change ……………………………...               55
    Professional Licensure/Credentials …………………          55
    Procedure to Register a Non-Academic Complaint ..   56
    Solicitation and Distribution ………………………..           57
    Smoking …………………………………………….                          57
    Student Publications ………………………………..                 57
    Student Representation ……………………………..                58
    Student Views and Opinions ………………………..              58
    Students with Disabilities …………………………..             59
    Transcripts …………………………………………..                      60
    Travel/Liability ……………………………………..                   60
CAMPUS LIFE
    Campus Activities…………………………………...                   62
    Student Organizations……………………………….                  63
    Procedures for Establishing New Organizations …….   64
    Fund Raising Policies………………………………...                65


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    Student Government Association…….………………          65
    CORPS, SWAT, CARE, OASIS……………………..               66
    Campus Ministries……………………………………                  68
    Student Support Network……………………………               69
    Counseling Services………………………………….                69
    Library………………………………………………..                      70
    Tech Support …………………………………………                    70
    Student Health Services………………………………              71
    Fitness Center Information…………………………..           73
CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY
    Security………………………………………………                       77
    ID Badges and Access to Campus…………………..          77
    E2 Campus Emergency Notification………………..         78
    Parking………………………………………………                        79
    Sexual Assault Prevention and Response……………      81
    Missing Person Procedure……………………………              84
    Emergency Notification and Evacuation Plan……….   85
    Fire Alarm……………………………………………                      87
    Immediate Fire Emergency Response………………..        87
    How to Report a Fire…………………………………                88
    Fire Extinguishers…………………………………….                90
    Bomb Threat…………………………………………… 90
    Utility Failure………………………………………….. 91
    General Earthquake Procedures……………………….. 91
    Tornado Warning Response Plan……………………… 93
    Active Shooter Response Plan………………………            94


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     Emergency Kits………………………………………..   95



    Campus Directory                   96




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                  Fall 2010

                 Welcome!


Dear BCHS Student,

On behalf of the Board of Directors, faculty and staff, welcome
to the 2010-2011 academic year! I congratulate you on your
choice to pursue a career in health care. We are eager to help you
achieve that goal with an education that provides a strong
foundation for excellence in your profession.

An education, however, does not begin and end in the classroom
or clinical setting. We also want to provide a strong community
for learning, living, playing, and growing spiritually. Take a few
minutes to get to know someone new at one of the student
activities, join a student organization, and attend some of our
Bible studies and chapel services. These are vital components of
the overall educational experience we want for you while here at
BCHS.

This Student Handbook is a useful resource to guide you
throughout the year, with important information about policies,
details on co-curricular activities, and a listing of people to
contact for specific questions or concerns. We are here to guide
and support you - please do not hesitate to ask questions or
seek assistance. I look forward to seeing you on campus, and
pray that 2010-11 will be a rewarding year for you at BCHS.

Sincerely,

Dr. Betty Sue McGarvey
President
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            Baptist College of Health Sciences

College Mission
Grounded in Christian principles and building on the legacy of
professional health care education which began in 1912, Baptist
Memorial College of Health Sciences is a private, specialized
institution focusing on undergraduate health care education. In
partnership with the Baptist Memorial Health Care, the College
prepares health care practitioners primarily for the tri-state area
of Tennessee, Arkansas, and Mississippi. The College seeks to
attract diverse students who share commitments to spiritual
values and ethics, academic excellence, and lifelong professional
development. The College curriculum, while specialized,
reflects the importance of a strong general education foundation
for the health care professional.

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences provides quality
education in a Christian atmosphere to prepare health care
professionals for the diverse practice environment of the
twenty-first century.

To fulfill its mission, Baptist Memorial College of Health
Sciences is committed to:

    •   Educating individuals to become skilled, caring
        healthcare practitioners who value lifelong learning and
        who can meet the health needs of the communities in
        which they practice.
    •   Creating a learning environment in which students are
        encouraged to develop intellectually, socially, and
        spiritually.

    •   Promoting and rewarding excellence in teaching and
        professional practice.




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           Baptist College of Health Sciences

    •   Advancing knowledge and scholarly activity through
        practice-based research.

    •   Positively impacting the health status of the community
        through appropriate educational programs, resources,
        and services.

Vision
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences, in partnership
with the Baptist Memorial Health Care, will be the college of
choice in the tri-state region of Tennessee, Arkansas and
Mississippi for those seeking a specialized health care education
offered within a Christian environment.

Values
The educational programs of the College are designed to
promote the health and wellness of the communities served by
emphasizing the essential values of

    •    fairness and respect for others.
    •    collaboration, teamwork and trust.
    •    problem solving and critical thinking.
    •    personal and institutional effectiveness.




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           Baptist College of Health Sciences

College Seal




The official seal of Baptist Memorial College of Health
Sciences, displayed above, represents the College’s rich heritage
and exciting future.      The seal has two dates:           1912
commemorates the establishment of the Baptist Memorial
School of Nursing and 1994 signifies the incorporation of the
College.

The emblems at the heart of the seal are those engraved over the
Madison Avenue entrance to the original Baptist Memorial
Hospital in Memphis. The three images are the hand resting
upon an open Bible, the hand of service raised in commitment,
and a branch of the tree of knowledge.

These images portray our belief in Higher Education With A
Higher Purpose and our conviction that people who choose the
health care professions have been called to the mission of
extending Christ’s work of compassionate healing. With this
seal, the College demonstrates its foundation in tradition as well
as its futuristic vision.
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           Baptist College of Health Sciences

Alma Mater
The Alma Mater for Baptist Memorial College of Health
Sciences was written in 1998 by Mr. Ray D. Hatton, Minister of
Music at First Baptist Church of Memphis. Mr. Hatton has
served as a faculty member in Music for Baptist College since its
opening in 1995 and has responsibility for musical selections at
academic ceremonies and chapel services.          The College
acknowledges a debt of gratitude to Mr. Hatton for his gift of
this Alma Mater which beautifully expresses the College mission
and values.

                    We gather here today
                  To lift our voice in prayer
             And for our college give God thanks,
                 A place of growth and care.

                   On her traditions strong
                  We build for future days.
              With life-long learning as our goal,
                 We raise our song of praise.

                   To higher purpose called,
                   We go from here to give
                A helping hand, a healing touch,
                     A life of love to live.




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          Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights
Students enrolled in any program or course at Baptist Memorial
College of Health Sciences have the right to:

1. A course syllabus that includes objectives, course requirements
   and evaluation process.
2. The opportunity to discuss, inquire and express their views
   in the classroom or in conference provided the student does
   so using a sense of professional ethics.
3. A fair and timely academic and performance evaluation
   based upon the objectives and course requirements.
4. Protection of confidentiality regarding the release of
   information from student files in accordance with
   institutional, state and federal guidelines.
5. Be respected as a unique individual and to be treated fairly.

Student Responsibilities
The rights of students within an academic environment also
impose certain responsibilities that include, but are not
necessarily limited to:

1. Abiding by all published policies, regulations and standards
   of the College, including any revisions published during the
   academic year.
2. Attending planned learning experiences (both classroom and
   clinical) to achieve course objectives and successful
   application of knowledge in the practice setting.
3. Accepting responsibility to satisfy all financial obligations to
   the College.
4. Demonstrating respect for the rights of others in interactions
   with administration, faculty, students, and patients and staff
   of College-affiliated outside agencies.
5. Participating in the purposeful evaluation of courses,
   programs and/or activities.

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Standards of Student Conduct
Persons preparing to enter the healthcare professions are
expected to exhibit high moral standards and values. Acceptable
conduct is based upon consideration for the rights of others and
self-respect. The Golden Rule -- "Do unto others as you would
have them do unto you" -- is a basis for the Standards of Student
Conduct. These Standards of Student Conduct cover both
academic and non-academic behaviors. Failure to comply with
these Standards of Student Conduct subjects the student to
disciplinary action up to and including dismissal from the
College. In all cases, violations of the Standards of Student
Conduct will be documented in the appropriate College file.

The Standards of Student Conduct as well as other rules and
regulations governing student behavior and academic
progression are in place to ensure that a safe and secure learning
environment exists and so that individual rights are protected.
These policies, and disciplinary sanctions concerning such
infractions, are administered by the Dean of Student Services.
Issues addressing violations of academic policy, and matters
concerning academic progression, will be handled by the
appropriate academic dean.

A student who commits a violation of College rules or policies,
whether of an academic or non-academic nature, including those
listed in the Standards of Student Conduct, will face discipline.
The nature of the discipline will depend upon the violation and
the surrounding circumstances. An appeal process is available
for certain violations of the Standards of Student Conduct.
However, some identified violations will result in dismissal from
the College without appeal.

        1. All students are expected to abide by the Honor
           Code (See the Honor Code in this handbook).



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     2. Respect is required for the property of the College
        and others. Such respect includes, but is not limited
        to, abstaining from property destruction or
        vandalism, theft or unauthorized use or possession of
        College or other property.

     3. Respect must be exhibited for the life and bodily
        safety of any student, patient, staff member or guest
        of the College or any other person. Such respect
        includes, but is not limited to, abstaining from
        fighting, verbal or physical abuse, or hostile or
        threatening behavior toward another person.
     4. Gambling is prohibited on campus or at any function
        sponsored by the College or while representing the
        College.
     5. Profane language is not to be used, lewd or indecent
        conduct is not to be exhibited nor obscene literature
        possessed or displayed on campus or at any function
        sponsored by the College or while representing the
        College.
     6. Academic dishonesty will not be tolerated.
        Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are
        not limited to, cheating, giving false or misleading
        information, and plagiarism (misrepresenting the
        work of another person as your own).
     7. Misuse of College or clinical agency computers, or
        the improper use or abuse of the Internet while on
        campus or while using the College website or
        College e-mail address is prohibited.

     8. Students are expected to exhibit mature and
        responsible behaviors on campus, in the clinical
        setting, and in the classroom. Appearance or
        behaviors which cause a distraction or disturbance


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         will not be tolerated in the classroom, in the clinical
         site, on campus, at any College-sponsored function
         or when representing the College.
     9. Smoking and/or smokeless tobacco are prohibited on
        campus and in clinical facilities. A designated
        smoking area is available outside the building.

     10. Refusing to follow a directive of a College or civil
         official is not permitted.
     11. Fire exit doors are to be used only in case of emergency.
         These doors are not to be used for entry or exit of the
         building, and should never be propped open. Such
         action poses a severe safety and security risk for all
         students.
     12. Loaning an ID Badge to others to access College
         facilities is not permitted.
     13. Open flames of any type are prohibited on College
         property.

     14. Unauthorized entry onto campus, into the living area
         of the residence hall or into affiliated agencies is
         prohibited. Unauthorized presence in clinical or
         treatment areas is further prohibited.
     15. Students must abide by all Baptist College and
         Baptist Memorial Health Care Corporation parking
         policies.
     16. Students must abide by all housing procedures and
         policies as defined in the Residence Hall Handbook.
     17. Students must abide by a College disciplinary
         sanction, take no action to influence or coerce
         testimony, nor knowingly provide false or
         misleading information in a College judicial
         proceeding or hearing.


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        18. Violations of state or federal law(s), other than
            minor traffic violations, committed on or off campus
            are prohibited.

        19. Any circumstance by which a patient may be put at
            risk, including, but not limited to, abuse, neglect or
            abandonment is prohibited.

        20. Students must maintain confidentiality of
            agency/client information in all clinical and
            classroom settings.

        21. Falsification of personal records, academic records
            or clinical documents is prohibited.

        22. Students must not alter or misuse safety equipment,
            nor tamper with or otherwise render useless safety
            equipment such as exit signs, fire extinguishers, fire
            alarms, fire boxes, first aid equipment, emergency
            phones or other such equipment. Neither shall a
            student render a false report of an emergency or
            sound a false alarm.

Violations of the following standards will result in dismissal
from the College without appeal:
        23. Being under the influence of, or in possession of,
            any intoxicating beverage or unauthorized drugs on
            campus, at any function sponsored by the College,
            or while representing the College is prohibited. See
            Zero Tolerance Alcohol & Drug Policy in this
            handbook. Violations of the Zero Tolerance Policy
            will result in dismissal from the College without
            appeal.




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        24. Use and/or possession of weapons, firearms, or
            explosive devices is prohibited on campus or at any
            function sponsored by the College or while
            representing the College. Violation of this
            prohibition will result in dismissal from the College
            without appeal.


Honor Code
All students are expected to sign and abide by the BCHS Honor
Code:

We, the students of Baptist College of Health Sciences, believe
in the highest standards of education, whereby each of us
commits to utilizing the best of his or her ability in all endeavors:
academic, practice, and personal.

Baptist College of Health Sciences is an institution of higher
learning, with a declared higher commitment to God.

As students in this collegiate community, we will not cheat,
steal, discredit, defraud or demoralize. We will not tolerate those
who participate nor will we quietly witness the same.

This is our obligation to the mission and values of the Baptist
College of Health Sciences, and we respond in love,
commitment and obedience to God.

Reporting an Honor Code Violation
Academic Matters

Students witnessing a violation of the Honor Code in a
classroom or clinical setting must report the incident promptly to
the faculty member in charge. The faculty member will report
the incident to the Academic Dean of the area for investigation.
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Non-academic Matters

Students witnessing a violation of the Honor Code in non-
academic settings other than in the Residence Hall, must report
the incident promptly to the Dean of Student Services for
investigation.

Residence Hall Matters
Students witnessing a violation of the Honor Code in the
Residence Hall must report the incident promptly to the Manager
of Student Services. The Manager of Student Services will report
the incident to the Dean of Student Services for investigation.
In each case, specific details such as the name of the person(s)
involved, time, date, location of the violation must be reported in
writing. If others also witnessed the violation, their names should
be provided to the Dean of Student Services for investigative
purposes.

Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy
Objective

It is the intent of Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences to
establish and clearly communicate a drug and alcohol policy
based upon a philosophy of Zero Tolerance with the end result
that all students be free of any chemical impairment.

Purpose

The overall purposes of this policy are to create an environment,
which promotes the health and wellness of students, and to
provide for safe and effective care to clients by students who are
drug and alcohol free.



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Policy

Students are prohibited from being under the influence of illegal
drugs, unprescribed controlled drugs, alcohol or inhalants while
in the classroom, the clinical setting, on campus, or while
participating in Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
sanctioned or sponsored activities. For the purpose of this policy,
“campus” includes any and all sites associated in any way, either
directly or indirectly, with Baptist Memorial College of Health
Sciences, Baptist Memorial Hospital, and/or Baptist Memorial
Health Care Corporation. Students taking any prescribed or over-
the-counter medications which may alter their ability to function
in a competent manner while in the classroom or the clinical
setting must report their medication use to their respective
instructor(s) prior to entering the setting.

Testing

It is the intention of Baptist Memorial College of Health
Sciences to test students in an unbiased and impartial manner.
Testing may be done for any or all of the following reasons:
      1. Randomly throughout enrollment
      2. Reasonable suspicion
      3. Post-incident/unusual occurrence (i.e. under certain
         circumstances following an incident or unusual
         occurrence)

Substance Screening

Random Testing
The use of drugs and/or alcohol is unacceptable, as it is
detrimental to health, safety, productivity and security of
patients, colleagues, faculty and students. Both Baptist
Memorial College of Health Sciences and the health agencies
with which it contracts have a substantial interest in the
continued health and sobriety of their students due to the
sensitive nature of the duties they perform. Therefore, during
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participation in clinical requirements, in the classroom, while on
campus, or participating in Baptist Memorial College of Health
Sciences sanctioned or sponsored activities, all students will be
subject to random, unannounced drug and/or alcohol screens.
Each semester a set percentage of students will be tested without
notice, at any time throughout the period.
The drug and/or alcohol screens will be accomplished through a
breathalyzer or blood/urine laboratory test, at the option of the
institution. The College will bear the cost of the random drug
screens. The time required of the student to be away from class
or clinical rotation in order to undergo random substance
screening will not result in a reduction of logged classroom
and/or clinical hours.

Reasonable Suspicion Testing
Students may be requested to undergo a Breathalyzer test or
blood/urine screening for drugs and/or alcohol at any stage of the
curriculum if reasonable suspicion exists to indicate that the
student is using or is under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol,
or may have used drugs and/or alcohol, or may have been under
the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

Reasonable suspicion may be based on:
Direct observation of drug and/or alcohol use and/or any physical
symptoms or manifestations of being under the influence of a
drug and/or alcohol in the classroom, clinical setting or on
campus; abnormal conduct or erratic behavior such as
absenteeism, tardiness, or significant deterioration of
performance; a report of drug and/or alcohol use provided by
reliable and credible sources and which has been independently
corroborated by the College; evidence that an individual has
tampered with a drug and/or alcohol test while enrolled in the
College; information that a student has contributed or caused
harm, without limitation, to themselves or others while enrolled.

When a faculty or staff member believes that reasonable
suspicion exists, the faculty or staff member must contact the
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Dean of Student Services or the Dean’s designee to corroborate
his/her suspicions. If the student is believed to pose a risk to self
or others, the faculty or staff member will immediately remove
the student from the setting. Where reasonable suspicion is
corroborated, the student will be confronted with the
observations and asked to undergo screening. The student
should be accompanied to the testing site by College personnel.
A description documenting the basis for reasonable suspicion
and the subsequent steps taken must be recorded as soon after
the incident as possible. Baptist Memorial College of Health
Sciences will bear the cost of reasonable suspicion testing.

Refusal to Submit/Failure to Report
If at any time a student refuses to submit to testing during the
random or reasonable suspicion screening, that student will be
considered to be in violation of College policy and will be
administratively dismissed from the College.
If at any time during the random screening a student fails to
report to the collection site at the designated time, that student
will be subject to further disciplinary action, up to and including
dismissal from the College.

Positive Results
Students will be given reasonable opportunity to explain a
confirmed positive test result. If, in the College’s sole discretion,
the explanation is unacceptable and/or cannot be satisfactorily
documented by the student’s health care provider, the student
will be administratively dismissed from the College.

Prescribed or Over-the-Counter Medications
Students taking any prescribed or over-the-counter medications
which may alter the student’s ability to function during
classroom and clinical assignments must report their medication
to their respective instructor(s) prior to the student entering the
classroom/clinical setting.


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Sample Collections
The College will use the federal guidelines published by the
Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) as the standard
procedures for collecting urine samples to facilitate the random
and reasonable suspicion screenings.
Appeal Process
There is no appeal process available to students in violation of
the Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy.

Definitions
Administrative Dismissal. The student is dismissed and
becomes ineligible to return to the College.

Random Testing. A mechanism for selecting students for drug
and/or alcohol tests which results in an equal probability
that any student from a group of students subject to the selection
mechanism will be selected.

Reasonable Suspicion Testing. Drug and/or alcohol testing
based on a belief that a student is using or has used drugs in
violation of Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences’ Zero
Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Policy. The suspicion may be
based on: direct observation of drug and/or alcohol use and/or
the physical symptoms or manifestations of being under the
influence of a drug and/or alcohol in the classroom, clinical
setting, or on campus; abnormal conduct or erratic behavior such
as absenteeism, tardiness, or significant deterioration of
performance; a report of drug and/or alcohol use provided by
reliable and credible sources and which has been independently
corroborated by the College; evidence that an individual has
tampered with a drug and/or alcohol test while enrolled in the
College; information that a student has contributed or caused
harm, without limitation, to themselves or others while enrolled.

Campus. Any and all sites associated in any way, either directly
or indirectly, with Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences,
Baptist Memorial Hospital, and/or Baptist Memorial Health Care
Corporation.
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Academic Integrity
Academic integrity is a core value held by Baptist College of
Health Sciences and a consistent expectation of all members of
the institution’s learning community. The college considers
academic dishonesty unacceptable from the perspectives of
personal honesty, credible learning in the classroom, and
professional practice and behavior. The syllabus of each course
offered at the college outlines the instructor’s expectations for
academic integrity and the requirements for successful
completion of coursework Issues involving academic
dishonesty, including cheating and plagiarism, are considered
violations of College policy and will be subject to academic
consequences and disciplinary action.

Test Taking Guidelines

Faculty members have the authority to implement test
administration in such a way as to minimize the possibility of
academic dishonesty by students (e.g. spacing of students,
removal of hats or caps, turning off all electronic devices such as
phones and handheld computers, removing all bags and books
from the testing area, and vigilant test proctoring procedures). If
a student is observed behaving inappropriately or suspiciously
with regard to expected behaviors during a test, the faculty
member proctoring the exam may ask the student to step outside
the classroom and inform the student of the observed behavior.
Based upon the observed behavior, the faculty member may take
further action which includes, but is not limited to the following:

     1. A verbal warning to the student to cease the inappropriate
        behavior
     2. Relocation of the student
     3. Provision of a fresh answer sheet and/or requiring the
        student to start over without additional time allocated for
        the exam; or
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     4. Taking up the test paper and assigning a grade of zero for
        the test, with no option to retake the exam.

The faculty member observing inappropriate or suspicious test
taking behaviors will, after talking with the student, consult with
the Academic Dean of the division to determine if further
disciplinary action is warranted.


Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a form of academic dishonesty which is
characterized by stealing and passing off the ideas or words of
another as one’s own; using parts or complete works composed
by another without crediting the source; or presenting as an
original idea one that is from an existing source. In general,
plagiarism occurs when someone uses, and in effect steals,
portions or the entirety of another author's composition, and
makes it appear to be his own work. Submitting a paper
someone else has written, or lifting portions of books or internet
articles without citing the original are examples of plagiarism.

Any type of plagiarism is a violation of the Standards of Student
Conduct, and may result in failure in a course and further
disciplinary action.


Other Matters of Academic Dishonesty

Other issues involving academic dishonesty will be reviewed by
the Academic Dean of the division in which the infraction
occurred, and, depending upon the circumstances, will be
addressed either within the division or referred for disciplinary
action through the Dean of Student Services, as deemed
appropriate by the Academic Dean.


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             Campus Disciplinary Procedures

Non-Academic Problem Solving Process
For the purposes of the Handbook, class days are defined as
Monday through Saturday. However, for student disciplinary
matters (academic and non-academic) and the student appeal
process, class days are defined as Monday through Friday when
classes are in session, excluding officially recognized College
holidays.

The College ensures due process is followed for handing of
student misconduct issues.
The Dean of Student Services is responsible for administering
the Non-academic Problem Solving Process. Administrative
dismissals and dismissals without the right to appeal are
excluded from the Non-Academic Problem Solving Process.
Class days for the Non-academic Problem Solving Process are
defined as Monday through Friday when classes are in session,
except for officially recognized College holidays.

The following steps outline the procedure for dealing with non-
academic student disciplinary matters:

Step 1
The student violating the Standards of Student Conduct should
be confronted with the behavior immediately upon observance or
in unusual circumstances when such confrontation is not possible
or appropriate, within two class days of the observance.
Resolution is to be sought between the parties involved. The
Dean of Student Services (or designee) must be notified
immediately. Actions may be taken at this time for the
protection of the student, other students, faculty, staff, affiliated
agencies or patients or others in a campus or clinical setting.
This may include suspension of the student during an
investigation. Such action may remain in effect until full
resolution of the issue is reached.


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If resolution is not obtained in Step 1 or if the offense is serious
enough to warrant further disciplinary action, the Dean of
Student Services proceeds to Step 2.

Step 2
The Dean of Student Services (or designee) contacts the person
or persons observing the behavior to investigate the
occurrence within two class days from the completion of Step 1.
The person(s) observing the behavior must submit a written
summary stating the issue in sufficient detail and the action taken
thus far.
Step 3
The Dean of Student Services (or designee) will schedule and
facilitate a meeting with the involved staff member(s), faculty
member(s) or other person(s) observing the behavior and the
student(s) within two class days from the completion of Step 2
unless unusual circumstances prohibit such meeting. The Provost
must concur with the delay. Additional materials may be
requested by the Dean prior to the meeting.
Only the Dean, faculty member(s) or the person(s) observing the
behavior and the student(s) involved and the President’s
designee, if appropriate, will be allowed to attend the meeting
which is considered a closed College proceeding.
Step 4
A decision will be rendered by the Dean of Student Services (or
designee). This decision will be available for the student in the
Dean of Student Services’ office during normal business hours,
within two class days after the meeting. Unless otherwise
instructed, the student will be responsible for obtaining a copy of
the decision. The decision will not be delivered to the student by
a third party. A summary of the decision will be placed in a
confidential file.




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Step 5
If the student does not concur with the action taken in Step 4, the
student has the option of initiating the Student Appeal Process.
This process must be initiated within two class days of the
Dean’s decision.

Academic Problem Solving Process

The College ensures due process is followed for handing certain
academic issues.

The academic matter must meet the criterion that the student
feels he/she has been treated unfairly or discriminated against.
The Academic Deans are responsible for administering the
Academic Problem Solving Process. The definition of being
“dealt with unfairly” is to have been treated differently from
other similarly situated BCHS students. The definition of being
“discriminated against” refers to treatment different from others
based on disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, national
origin, or any other classification protected by Federal or
Tennessee State Constitutional or statutory law. Administrative
dismissals and dismissals without the right to appeal are
excluded from the Academic Problem Solving Process.

Students may not initiate the Academic Problem Solving Process
related to an individual test, paper, or other faculty member’s
grading policy, assignments, the difficulty of a course, or other
comparable matters. For a test or course grade to be considered,
the Academic Problem Solving Process must be based on an
arithmetical or clerical error and/or substantial failure on the part
of a faculty member to follow his or her syllabus or other
published grading policies. Normally, such complaints can be
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member involved. Students may not initiate the Academic
Problem Solving Process about a grade that was assigned as the
result of a violation of the Standards of Student Conduct.
Class days for the Academic Problem Solving Process are
defined as Monday through Friday when classes are in session,
excluding officially recognized College holidays.

Step 1
After an academic issue or situation has occurred, the student
must contact the involved faculty member for a meeting to
discuss the issue. This meeting must be held within two class
days of the incident. The student forfeits any grievance rights
beyond this time period. If satisfactory resolution does not occur
with Step 1, the student proceeds to Step 2.

Step 2
The student contacts the appropriate dean (i.e., the dean
responsible for the academic area involved) within two class
days of the meeting between the faculty member and the student.
The communication must be in written form, utilizing the
“Problem Solving Process/Appeal, Student Request” form
stating the issue in sufficient detail and the resolution desired.
This statement will be used throughout the Problem
Solving/Appeal Process.

The College Counselor or designee may provide assistance with
the written request (i.e. grammar and spelling) and by explaining
College policies and answering procedural questions. The
Counselor may not act as an advocate for the student.

Step 3
The dean will schedule a meeting with the student and the
involved faculty member(s) within two class days of receipt of
the written request unless unusual circumstances prohibit such
meeting. The Provost must concur with the delay. Additional
materials may be requested by the dean prior to

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the meeting. Only the dean, faculty member(s) and the student
involved will be allowed to attend the meeting.

Step 4
After the meeting in Step 3, a decision will be rendered by the
dean. The decision will be available for the student in the dean’s
office, during normal business hours within two class days after
the meeting. Unless otherwise instructed, the student will be
responsible for obtaining a copy of the decision. The decision
will not be delivered to the student by a third party. A summary
of the decision will be placed in a confidential file.

Step 5
If satisfactory resolution does not occur with Step 4, the student
has the option of initiating the Student Appeal Process. This
process must be initiated within two class days of the dean’s
decision.




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                 Problem Solving Process
        Non-academic                           Academic
Step1                                Step 1
(Within 2 class days of              (Within 2 class days of
occurrence)                          occurrence)
Confrontation of student by           Meeting of student and faculty.
faculty, staff, or observer (s) of
occurrence.
Step 2                               Step 2
(Within 2 class days of              (Within 2 class days of
completion of Step 1).               completion of Step 1).
Investigation by Dean of Student     Written request for meeting with
Services.                            academic dean.
Written report(s) of occurrence by
observer(s).
Step 3                               Step 3
(Within 2 class days of              (Within 2 class days of
completion of Step 2).               completion of Step 2).
Meeting of Dean, student, faculty    Meeting of Dean, student &
and observer(s).                     faculty.
Step 4                               Step 4
(Within 2 class days of              (Within 2 class days of
completion of Step 3).               completion of Step 3).
Decision made by Dean and            Decision made by Dean and
communicated to student.             communicated to student.
Step 5                               Step 5
(Within 2 class days of the Dean’s   (Within 2 class days of the Dean’s
decision)                            decision)
The student has the option of         The student has the option of
initiating the Student Appeal        initiating the Student Appeal
Process.                             Process.




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Student Appeal Process
The Student Appeal Process is designed to address a student's
concern that he/she has been dealt with unfairly or has been
discriminated against in matters related to non-academic
misconduct or academic matters. The definition of being “dealt
with unfairly” is to have been treated differently from other
similarly situated BCHS students. The definition of being
“discriminated against” refers to treatment different from others
based on disability, age, race color, religion, gender, national
origin, or any other classification protected by Federal or
Tennessee State Constitutional or statutory law. A student, other
than those dismissed without the right to appeal, may initiate this
process after completion of all steps related to the Non-academic
Problem Solving Process or the Academic Problem Solving
Process. Violations of certain Standards of Student Conduct so
identified will result in dismissal from the College without
appeal. Administrative dismissals are excluded from the Student
Appeal Process. Class days for the Student Appeal Process are
defined as Monday through Friday when classes are in session,
excluding officially recognized College holidays.

The Provost manages the Student Appeal Process. If necessary,
an Appeal Board may be convened. The chairperson of this
Board shall be a faculty member appointed by the President of
the College. The Appeal Board is comprised of two students and
three faculty members, including the chairperson. Students are
selected from an identified pool of qualified students* appointed
by the Dean of Student Services for a one year term. A pool of
faculty members, representing each academic division, is
appointed by the President for a one-year term.
In no case shall the chairperson be an individual who was
involved in the appealed issue. If the chairperson is not
available or is involved in the appealed issue, the President will
appoint a chairperson.
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Step 1
If the student disagrees with the decision resulting from either
the Non-Academic Problem Solving Process or the Academic
Problem Solving Process, he or she must initiate the Student
Appeal Process within two class days of the decision. The
student forfeits any appeal rights beyond this time period.
Decisions may only be appealed if the student alleges
discriminatory or unfair treatment. To initiate the process, the
student must submit a written request to the Provost (or
designee) utilizing a photocopy of the original “Problem
Solving/Appeal, Student Request” form that includes the issue in
sufficient detail and the resolution desired. The College
Counselor or “designee” may provide assistance with the written
request (grammar and spelling) and may explain College policies
and answer procedural questions. The Counselor may not act as
an advocate for the student.

Step 2
The Provost (or designee) will schedule a meeting within two
class days of receipt of the written request unless unusual
circumstances prohibit such meeting. The President must concur
with the delay. The Provost will obtain any documentation or
materials provided during the Non-Academic Problem Solving
Process or the Academic Problem Solving Process pertinent to
the appeal. All meetings with the Provost are considered closed
College proceedings. Only the student, faculty member(s), or
person(s) observing the behavior or having direct knowledge of
the incident will be allowed to meet with the Provost (or
designee).

Step 3
The decision will be rendered by the Provost (or designee). This
decision will be available for the student in the Provost’s office
during normal business hours within three class days after the
meeting. Unless otherwise indicated, the student will be
responsible for obtaining a copy of the decision. The decision
will not be delivered to the student through a third party.
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Step 4
If the student disagrees with the decision of the Provost (or
designee), the student may appeal to the Appeal Board within
two class days. To initiate the process, the student must submit a
copy of the original “Problem Solving/Appeal, Student Request”
form to the chairperson of the Appeal Board.

Step 5
The chairperson will schedule a meeting of the Appeal Board
within three class days of receipt of the “Problem
Solving/Appeal, Student Request” form unless unusual
circumstances prohibit such meeting. The President must concur
with the delay. The chairperson will obtain any documentation
or materials provided during the Non-Academic Problem Solving
Process or the Academic Problem Solving Process pertinent to
the appeal and the decision of the Provost (or designee). This
meeting is considered a closed College proceeding.

Only the student, faculty member(s), or person(s) observing the
behavior or having direct knowledge of the incident, the
appropriate dean, the College Counselor and a recorder will be
allowed to attend the Appeal Board meeting.

The chairperson facilitates the meeting and does not have voting
privilege unless a tie is reached, in which case he/she will vote to
break the tie.

The Appeal Board may decide to uphold, overturn or modify the
previous decision. The decision of the Appeal Board is final,
subject only to review by the President. The written decision
will be available within two class days of the Appeal Board’s
meeting. Unless otherwise instructed, the student will be
responsible for obtaining a copy of the decision. The decision
will not be delivered to the student through a third party. A
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*Qualified students are recommended by the Academic Deans to
the Dean of Student Services and must meet the following
criteria:
          1)    Be in good academic standing with no repeated
                courses.
          2)    Be in compliance with the Student Standards of
                Conduct
          3)    Must be fair-minded and objective.




                 Student Appeal Process
                                Step 1
     (Within 2 class days of receiving the Dean’s decision).
        Student may initiate the Student Appeal Process.
                                 Step 2
           (Within 2 class days of completion of Step 1).
                       Provost holds meetings.
                                 Step 3
           (Within 3 class days of completion of Step 2).
           Decision made by Provost and communicated
                               to student.
                                 Step 4
             (Within 2 class days of Provost’s decision).
 Student has the option to file a written appeal to The Appeal Board.
                                 Step 5
            (Within 3 class days of completion of Step 4).
          Appeal Board holds meeting & reaches decision.
   Decision is conveyed to student within 2 class days of meeting.




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Disciplinary Sanctions
A student who commits a violation of College rules or polices
 will face discipline. The identified sanctions below are not to be
 mistaken as representing a progressive policy of student
 discipline. The nature of the discipline will depend upon the
 violation and the surrounding circumstances. An appeal process
 is available for certain violations of the Standards of Student
 Conduct.

     1. Written Warning
        A written warning is an official statement advising the
        student of a violation of a College policy and informing
        the student that further action will be taken if another
        violation occurs.

     2. Disciplinary Probation
        A student may be placed on disciplinary probation for a
        designated period of time, determined by the nature of
        the infraction. Probation may include, but is not limited
        to, restrictions on extracurricular activities and residence
        privileges if the student lives in the residence hall.
        Further violations of campus policy while a student is on
        disciplinary probation may result in disciplinary
        suspension.

     3. Investigative Suspension
        The student is suspended from class, clinical, or both
        pending the outcome of an academic or non-academic
        problem-solving proceeding, or charges of criminal
        conduct which in the view of college administration may
        pose a potential risk to the campus community. During
        an investigative suspension, the student may be
        ineligible to participate in any activities of the College,
        depending upon the circumstances. A resident student
        may be asked to leave the residence hall during the
        suspension.
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     4. Disciplinary Suspension
        The student is suspended from class, clinical, and
        campus activities for a period of up to one year, and
        may not participate in academic or student life
        activities, or be on campus property, during this
        time. A one year disciplinary probation is imposed
        automatically upon completion of a disciplinary
        suspension. The student shall have no right to any
        appeal process resulting from the automatic
        imposition of the one year disciplinary probation.

        The student must submit notification of intent to
        reenroll to the Registrar prior to their return
        following the prescribed term of suspension, and
        meet with the appropriate academic dean or
        program chair to develop a new progression plan
        toward their degree.

     5. Administrative Dismissal
        At the discretion of the administrative officials of the
        College, a student may be administratively dismissed for
        cause, including, but not limited to, violations of the
        Standards of Student Conduct, refusal to follow a
        directive from a College official, refusal to submit to
        drug testing, consistently refusing to abide by College
        procedures or acting in opposition to the Christian
        mission of the College. The student is ineligible for re-
        admission to the College. The College transcript will
        reflect that the student obtained an Administrative
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Disciplinary Proceeding Disclosures

The results of campus disciplinary action are considered a
confidential matter between the institution and the student
involved in the proceeding. Outcomes of college disciplinary
procedures are not disclosed to other parties, with the exception
of college staff on a need-to-know basis, and those designated by
law.

The college will provide, upon request, the final results of any
institutional disciplinary proceeding dealing with a crime of
violence or a nonforcible sex offense to the alleged victim, or
their next of kin if the victim dies as a result of the crime or
offense.




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Appearance Standards
In keeping with the mission of the College, students are expected
to wear clothing that reflects Christian principles of
appropriateness. College identification badges must be worn
while on campus or at affiliated agencies. Students enrolled in
clinical courses will be expected to maintain a professional
appearance as defined by the program and clinical agency.
Student uniforms are to be worn only when students are
participating in assigned clinical learning experiences of the
College.

Children on Campus
To protect their safety and health, children are not allowed in
areas of the College including, but not limited to, classrooms,
library, hallways, labs, gym, pool area, etc. Children visiting
campus for brief periods must remain with the parent or guardian
at all times. The College reserves the right to ask the parent or
guardian to remove children from the campus to ensure a safe
and appropriate learning environment. Children may not be left
unattended in vehicles in campus parking lots. Appropriate
student activities that include family members will be so
designated in the publicity for the event.

Communication with Students
The official methods of communication with students will be
through the student’s College e-mail account and through
individual mail folders, located in the mailroom on the first floor
of the main building next to the elevators. A campus e-mail
account is assigned to each student as the college’s primary
means of getting administrative and campus life information to
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through students’ e-mail addresses, students are expected to
check their e-mail on a regular basis.

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For questions or problems with the college e-mail account, call
Tech Support at 227-7777 or 572-2598.

Electronic Communications

Internet Access

Internet access is provided on campus to be of assistance in
meeting academic objectives, and is considered a privilege. The
internet should be utilized for legitimate educational purposes.
Computer communications must meet conventional standards of
ethical and proper conduct, behavior, and manners and are not to
be used to create, forward, or display any offensive, disruptive,
illegal, or harassing/discriminating messages, including
photographs, graphics, and audio materials.

Wireless internet access is available across the campus if a
student completes the appropriate paperwork and allows tech
support to enter the encryption key on their laptop or portable
device. Student use of College network resources, including
internet access, is monitored and subject to review by the
College administration.

Peer-to Peer-File Sharing

Peer-to-peer file sharing programs allow an unknown individual
to search and download files from your computer, and are most
often used to share copyrighted, illicit, or illegal material
anonymously. Use of any such program on the Baptist College
of Health Sciences network is strictly prohibited. Reasons
include ethical, legal, and moral issues related to violations of
copyright, potential damage to computers and the network , and
exposure of network files to unauthorized users. Furthermore,

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peer-to-peer network usage is being actively monitored by
organizations dedicated to protecting Internet copyright laws,
and many college students nationwide have been levied fines for
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thousands of dollars for copyright infringement resulting from
the use of these programs.

If such a program is determined to be on your computer, you will
be contacted to bring in your computer to have the program
removed. Sanctions may include computer privileges being
terminated, and the student being subject to further campus
disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the
college.

Alternatives to illegal downloading include accessing music
from a legitimate source such as ITunes or similar websites for a
minimal fee.

Students should contact the Technology Solutions Center if there
is any possibility a program they wish to install on their personal
computer is a peer-to-peer program.

E-mail Guidelines
The use of e-mails is encouraged when appropriate because it
can make communication more efficient and effective. However,
e-mail is the property of the College, is to be used for
educational purposes, and may be subject to review under certain
circumstances. Every user has a responsibility to maintain and
enhance the College’s public image, and to use e-mail in a
productive and professional manner. Student college e-mail
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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Confidentiality of Records

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences complies with the
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Student
rights covered by this Act include the right to:

     a) Inspect and review information contained in educational
        records.
     b) Request amendment of educational records.
     c) Consent to disclosure, with certain exceptions specified
        the Act.
     d) Secure a copy of the College policy.
     e) File complaints with the Department of Education
        concerning alleged failure to comply with this Act.

Under the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, also known
as the Buckley Amendment, students may, upon request, review
their permanent records after making a formal written request to
the Registrar’s Office. Records will be made available for
review according to policy and in a timely manner, not to exceed
thirty days after the request has been received.

Students should submit to the Registrar a written request, which
identifies as precisely as possible the record or records he or she
wishes to inspect. When a record contains information
concerning more than one student, the student may inspect and
review only the records, which relate to him or her.

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Students have the right to ask to have records corrected that they
believe are inaccurate, misleading, or in violation of their privacy
rights. For specific procedures, contact the Registrar’s Office.

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Parental Notification

Parents of tax-dependent students may be notified when a student
is placed on Probation or Suspended. Parents may also be
notified if certain policies and procedures are violated.
Documentation of tax dependent students is required on an
annual basis.

Directory Information

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences designates the
following items as Directory Information: The College may
disclose any of the directory information items without prior
written consent, unless notified in writing during registration
during each academic year.
• Student name
• Email address(es)
• Telephone number
• Date and place of birth
• Major field of study
• Past & present participation in officially recognized
    activities and sports
• Physical factors (height, weight of athletes)
• Dates of attendance (past & present)
• Honors & awards (including Dean’s List)
• Degrees conferred (including dates)
• Most recent previous institutions attended
• Photographs
• Enrollment Status

Guest Behavior
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Guests of students are expected to abide by the Standards of
Student Conduct listed above. Students will be held responsible

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for their guest’s behavior while on campus or while attending
College-sponsored events.

Harassment
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is committed to
creating and fostering a positive and productive learning and
work environment for students and employees. In keeping with
this commitment, the College will not tolerate harassment of any
sort based upon age, gender, race, color, religion, national origin,
handicap, or disability in the College environment. Harassment
consists of unwelcome conduct whether verbal, physical, or
visual that insults or shows disrespect toward a person’s
protected status as defined above.

The College strongly encourages students or employees who
have experienced, witnessed, or have knowledge of any such
behavior/conduct to report incidents immediately to their
academic dean, supervisor, a member of the College
management team or to the Director of Administrative Services.
This applies to students, co-workers, visitors, physicians,
patients, customers, vendors, or any other individual with whom
one comes in contact within the College environment.

These guidelines apply to all supervisory and non-supervisory
personnel, faculty, students and all others within the College
environment.

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences will not condone
harassment, reprisals, or violations of the spirit or intent of the
law and is committed to take prompt, swift action to remedy any
discriminatory practices.

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Health Insurance
In response to student requests, student health insurance is
offered to all students taking 6 credit hours or more through
United HealthCare Student Resources at competitive rates.
Informational packets with policy information are mailed to
students, and Verification of Health Insurance forms are emailed,
as well as being available from the Registrar’s Office in the
Enrollment Services Suite. Spouse and child coverage is
available for an additional fee, and requires a supplemental
enrollment form. Policy information is also available online at
www.uhcsr.com.
Special Note: A Verification of Health Insurance form MUST
be completed prior to Fall registration by all students. You may
select the college’s insurance, or waive out of it if you are
covered by another policy. This form will be emailed to each
student, and will also be available in the Enrollment Services
Suite.


Health Insurance Compliance

All enrolled students are required to carry personal health
insurance to protect themselves in the event of illnesses or
accidents. Students will be required to provide proof of
insurance coverage upon initial enrollment at the College and
during fall official registration period. All students must
complete a Verification of Health Insurance form by the
designated August date to indicate how you are meeting this
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 requirement. If you do not submit this form to show proof of
 insurance, you will be enrolled in the student health
 insurance the college provides, and will be billed at the time
 tuition and fees are due. Questions regarding student health
 insurance should be directed to the Dean of Student Services.

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Inclement Weather Closings
The decision to cancel classes and/or campus activities due to
inclement weather will be made by the President or the
President's designee. Closing decisions made overnight will be
distributed to local radio and television news media. There will
be no notification to remain open. The College Services
Coordinator will place a recorded message on the front desk
voice mail if the College is closed. Call 572-2468 to listen to the
message.

Maintaining Eligibility for TELS Program

The Tennessee Educational Lottery Scholarship Program (TELS)
is comprised of several awards. Four of these may be used to
defray educational expenses at Baptist College of Health
Sciences (BCHS). Students at BCHS may be eligible for the
Hope Scholarship and either the Aspire Award or the General
Assembly Merit Scholarship or the HOPE Access Grant.

The Hope Scholarship is a scholarship to a student in pursuit of
an associate or baccalaureate degree at an eligible postsecondary
institution that is funded from the net proceeds of the state
lottery. The amount of the award for part-time students shall be
based on the hours attempted. A student enrolled in six, seven or
eight hours will receive half of the award of a full-time student.
A student enrolled in nine, ten or eleven hours will receive three
quarters of the award of a full-time student.

The Hope Scholarship Aspire Award is an award to a student
in pursuit of an associate or baccalaureate degree at an eligible
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postsecondary institution who qualifies for a Tennessee Hope
Scholarship and whose adjusted gross income attributable to the
student does not exceed $36,000. The amount of the award for
part-time students shall be based on the hours attempted. A
student enrolled in six, seven or eight hours will receive half of
the award of a full-time student. A student enrolled in nine, ten


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or eleven hours will receive three quarters of the award of a full-
time student.

The General Assembly Merit Scholarship is an award to a
student in pursuit of an associate or baccalaureate degree at an
eligible postsecondary institution awarded for academic
excellence to supplement the Tennessee Hope scholarship. The
amount of the award for part-time students shall be based on the
hours attempted. A student enrolled in six, seven or eight hours
will receive half of the award of a full-time student. A student
enrolled in nine, ten or eleven hours will receive three quarters of
the award of a full-time student.

The HOPE Access Grant is an award to a student in pursuit of
an associate or baccalaureate degree at an eligible postsecondary
institution who meets the Access Grant qualifications and whose
adjusted gross income attributable to the student does not exceed
$36,000. The amount of the award for part-time students shall
be based on the hours attempted. A student enrolled in six,
seven or eight hours will receive half of the award of a full-time
student. A student enrolled in nine, ten or eleven hours will
receive three quarters of the award of a full-time student. This
grant is non-renewable. If a student meets the HOPE
Scholarship renewal criteria, they will be eligible for that award
during subsequent years of enrollment. In addition to the
adjusted gross income limit, a student must be an entering
freshman and have at least an unweighted high school GPA of
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The HOPE Non-Traditional is an award to a student who
is 25 years or older and enrolled in an eligible
postsecondary institution as an entering freshman or have
not been enrolled for at least two (2) years after last
attending any postsecondary institution and not earned a
baccalaureate degree and whose adjusted gross income
attributable to a student does not exceed $36,000 per year.

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The student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
after attempting 12 trimester hours.

Maintaining eligibility

To retain TELS awards, students must:
     •   complete the FAFSA each year
     •   continue to meet applicable general eligibility
         requirements
     •   meet TELS GPA requirements at 24, 48, 72, 96 or any
         subsequent multiples of 24 trimester hours
     •   not surpass TELS attempted or TELS earned credit hour
         requirements
     •   not have exceeded 5 calendar years from the date of
         initial postsecondary enrollment
     •   not have ever lost eligibility for TELS awards
     •   maintain continuous enrollment at an eligible institution

Cumulative GPA Requirements
Students’ TELS GPA will be calculated at 24, 48, 72, 96 or any
subsequent multiples of 24 trimester hours thereafter in
accordance with Tennessee law. The TELS GPA is calculated at
the end of the trimester in which the student meets or exceeds the
prescribed credit hour checkpoint. Cumulative TELS GPA
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TELS Attempted Credit Hour       TELS Cumulative GPA Requirement
        Checkpoint


24 Attempted TELS credit hours                    2.75

48 Attempted TELS credit hours                    2.75

72 Attempted TELS credit hours                    3.00


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96 Attempted TELS credit hours                    3.00

Multiples of 24 attempted TELS credit hours       3.00
thereafter.

A student may receive additional TELS awards for programs of
study in excess of 120 credit hours.

If student fails to achieve a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the 72 hour
benchmark or thereafter, but has at least a 2.75 cumulative GPA
 “and” a trimester GPA of at least 3.0, the student shall continue
receiving the HOPE Scholarship.
     • The student is eligible on a trimester-by-trimester basis
        so long as the student maintains full-time enrollment.

     •   If student achieves a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 at
         any time when continuation is reviewed, then the student
         shall be reviewed at the next benchmark.

If student fails to achieve a 2.75 cumulative GPA at the 72 hour
benchmark or thereafter and does not have a trimester GPA of at
least 3.0, the student will lose the award but may regain the
HOPE, one-time only, under the new regulations mentioned
above at any succeeding benchmark in which continuation is
measured.

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The TELS GPA calculation is based on the institutional grading
policy of BCHS and is based on all credits attempted after high
school graduation or home school program completion including
repeated courses, developmental and remedial courses,
independent studies, distance learning courses, internship and
co-op programs, alternative programs and courses earned as a
transient student except for withdrawals and current incompletes;
it excludes credits attempted before high school graduation or

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home school program completion; it excludes credits attempted
as part of a certificate program unless these hours count toward
graduation; and it excludes audit hours and continuing
education hours.

The formula for calculating TELS GPA is:
                  TELS GPA = Quality Points for Attempted
                  TELS Hours/Attempted TELS Credit Hours
                  with quality points
Students who lose eligibility based on TELS GPA calculations
will be notified in writing from the Financial Aid Office.
Students who wish to examine the TELS GPA calculation shall
notify the financial aid office within 30 calendar days of this
notification.

Regaining TELS Awards

If a student ceases to be eligible for any TELS award, except the
General Assembly Merit Scholarship, due to failure to achieve
the cumulative grade point average required at the end of the
trimester in which the student has attempted twenty-four (24),
forty-eight (48), seventy-two (72), ninety-six (96), or any
subsequent multiples of 24 trimester hours, the student may
regain the applicable award(s) by:

     •   Continuing to meet all applicable requirements
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     •   Maintaining continuous enrollment
     •   Achieving the applicable cumulative grade point average
         at the end of any trimester in which eligibility would
         have been reviewed, had the student not lost the
         award(s) and/or
     •   Utilizing the one-time only Repeat Course Option in
         which the student may replace the prior course grade in
         order to possibly become eligible. (Form may be
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Full-time and Part-time awards

Students enrolled as full-time students as of the last day to
change/add a course each trimester may receive the applicable
full-time TELS award. Students enrolled as part-time students as
of this date will receive reduced awards in accordance with
Tennessee law.

Converting from Full-time to Part-time

Students enrolled as full-time students as of the last day to
change/add a course each trimester may not convert to part-
time status and receive a TELS award for that trimester unless
the student requests a change in status due to medical or personal
reasons. This request must be in writing and contain sufficient
documentation to support the status change. If this request is
denied, the student may appeal the decision to the Institutional
Review Panel (IRP), in writing, within 30 days of the denial.

Grade Changes

Students who receive a grade change shall notify the financial
aid office within 30 calendar days of the grade change and
request reinstatement of his/her award using the TELS

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Reinstatement Request Form located in Enrollment Services and
on the BCHS website.

BCHS shall make necessary reductions in the student’s financial
aid package if reinstatement of a TELS award results in either an
over award of need based aid or exceeds the institution’s cost of
attendance for any trimester. If the student’s application for
reinstatement is denied, he/she may appeal the decision
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Refunds

If a student fails to complete a trimester for any reason, the
Financial Aid Office will notify the student in writing if a return
of funds to Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) is
required. The BCHS refund policy will be used to determine the
amount to be returned to the student or refunded to TSAC. The
student will be ineligible for financial aid from TSAC until the
refund is paid.

Awards Made in Error

If a TELS award is made in error, the Financial Aid Office will
notify the student in writing of the amount to be refunded. The
student shall reimburse BCHS for the amount of the award made
in error and will be ineligible for financial aid from TSAC until
the refund is repaid.
Military Mobilization

TELS eligibility will not be negatively impacted by military
mobilization.

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Students wishing to appeal decisions denying or revoking TELS
awards, institutional scholarships, or veterans benefits must
appeal, in writing, to the Institutional Review Panel (IRP) within
30 days after being notified that the award has been revoked.
The IRP is comprised of representatives from Admissions,
Academic Services, Financial Services, and Administration. The
IRP may award or reinstate the student’s award without a
hearing and shall make such determination no later than 14
calendar days after an application or recipient properly files an
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shall hear the appeal no later than 14 calendar days after an
application or recipient properly files an appeal. The IRP shall
render a decision no later than seven calendar days after hearing
an appeal. Such decisions shall be in writing and will include a
summary of the pertinent issues and the IRP’s decision. The IRP
shall provide a copy of the written decision to the student as soon
as practicable.

Students wishing to appeal a decision rendered by the IRP may
request an appeal, to include a written statement outlining the
basis for the appeal with TSAC within 14 calendar days from the
date the IRP decision was delivered to the student. A three
person TELS Award Appeals Panel shall be appointed by
TSAC’s Executive Director for purpose of hearing appeals from
decisions rendered by the IRP’s. The TELS Award Appeals
Panel is the final administrative appeal.

Neither the IRP nor the TELS Award Appeals Panel have the
authority to rule on the validity of any information provided to
the institution or TSAC by another entity on which its decision
to deny or revoke a TELS award was based.
Financial Aid Office – Sherita Martin, 901-572-2443
(Sherita.Martin@bchs.edu)

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation
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For additional information concerning Tennessee Education
Lottery Scholarships contact the Tennessee Student Assistance
Corporation at 1-800-342-1663, or visit their website at:
http://www.state.tn.us/tsac/

Scholarship and Grant Appeals

To provide an opportunity for students who have had their
scholarship or institutional grant, or Tennessee Education


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Lottery Scholarship (TELS) revoked to request a review of their
award status. A student with special or unusual circumstances
may initiate the appeal process with the Institutional Review
Panel (IRP).
The student appeal process is conducted by the IRP. The
chairperson of this Panel is appointed by the President of the
College. The IRP is comprised of representatives from
Admissions, Academic Services, Financial Services, and
Administration. The IRP may grant or deny the student’s appeal.
The chairperson shall provide a copy of the written decision of
the IRP to the student as soon as practicable.

The chairperson facilitates the meeting and does not have voting
privileges unless a tie is reached, in which case he/she will cast
the deciding vote. A summary of the decision will be placed in
the appropriate college file
Step 1
Students wishing to appeal decisions denying or revoking an
institutional grant, or scholarship, or TELS grant must appeal in
writing to the IRP within 30 days of the initial decision regarding
loss of the award. The Scholarship and Grant Appeal Form is
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documentation and can be obtained from the Financial Aid
Office.
Step 2
The chairperson will schedule a meeting of the IRP within three
class days of the written request unless unusual circumstances
prohibit such meeting. The chairperson will obtain any
documentation provided by the student and will distribute to the
panel members.




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Step 3
The IRP may grant or deny the student’s appeal without a
hearing and shall make such determination no later than 14
calendar days after the recipient properly files an appeal. If the
IRP determines that a hearing is required, the IRP shall hear the
appeal no later than 14 calendar days after the recipient properly
files an appeal. The IRP shall render a decision no later than
seven calendar days after hearing an appeal. Such decisions
shall be in writing and will include a summary of the pertinent
issues and the IRP’s decision. The chairperson shall provide a
copy of written decision to the student as soon as practicable.
Step 4
Students wishing to appeal a decision pertaining to the
Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship (TELS) program
rendered by the IRP may request an appeal, to include a written
statement outlining the basis for the appeal with Tennessee
Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) within 14 calendar days
from the date the IRP decision was delivered to the student. A
three person TELS Award Appeals Panel shall be appointed by
TSAC’s Executive Director for purpose of hearing appeals from
decisions rendered by the IRP’s. The TELS Award Appeals
Panel is the final administrative appeal.
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Neither the IRP nor the TELS Award Appeals Panel have the
authority to rule on the validity of any information provided to
the institution or TSAC by another entity on which its decision
to deny or revoke a TELS award was based.


Non-Discrimination Policy
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences does not
discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, creed,
color, national origin, or disability that does not interfere with
meeting required performance and technical standards as a

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student in the academic or clinical areas. The College does not
discriminate in the administration of its admissions or academic
policies, financial aid programs or other College administered
programs.

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is committed to
providing a quality learning and working environment free of
any form of discrimination.

Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is an equal
opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate in
employment practices of persons in any job titles. The College
complies with all applicable federal and state laws and
regulations concerning equal employment opportunities. The
College is a Christian institution and holds students and staff to
Christian standards of behavior.

Personal Status Change
Students must notify the Registrar’s Office of any changes in
their personal status. This includes name, address, and telephone
number. Requests for changes in student records beyond address
or telephone number may require additional documentation.
Students must provide the Registrar’s Office with emergency
contact information.
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Professional Licensure/Credentials
Students should be aware that laws regulating the practice of
nursing and many allied health professions state that individuals
may be denied a license or the privilege of sitting for state and/or
national examinations under circumstances of:

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•    Conviction of a crime other than a minor traffic violation
     (convicted or pled guilty);

•    Other moral and legal violations specified in Tennessee law,
     or the state law where licensure or registration is being
     sought.

Students who think they may have an applicable situation should
consult with the appropriate Dean early in their program of study.

Procedure to Register a Complaint of a Non-
Academic Nature
Students will be provided an opportunity to express concerns in a
structured manner to the appropriate College official.

Written complaints from students will be reviewed and
appropriate follow-up provided. Anonymous complaints will not
be considered valid nor will they require action. A record of
complaints will be maintained by the appropriate individual, as
noted below.

Written complaints are to be addressed as follows:

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Financial Aid – Director, Business Services
Housing – Manager, Student Services
Other matters – Triaged by the Dean of Student Services for
further action

All discriminatory complaints will be investigated by the
Executive Director of Administrative Services, 1003 Monroe
Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104, phone (901) 572-2592, utilizing
the appropriate problem solving process.



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Solicitation and Distribution
Solicitation and distribution of any kind by outsiders, individual
students, or College employees is not permitted on College
premises.

Smoking
Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences is committed to the
promotion of clean air, good health, and the prevention of
disease. BCHS is a smoke-free facility, and smoking is not
permitted inside any building on campus.
According to Section 20-25 of the Memphis City Code, smoking
is unlawful in facilities and areas designated as “nonsmoking,”
and subjects the violator(s) to fines up to $50.00 per occurrence.
In addition to fines/penalties for violations of the Memphis City
Code, employees and students of Baptist Memorial College of
Health Sciences who violate this policy subject themselves to
disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal from the
College.

Smoking is permitted only in the designated smoking area
located outdoors next to the Annex building. Smoking is strictly
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building entrances. Smokers are expected to properly dispose of
smoking materials in appropriate receptacles.

Staff and students representing Baptist Memorial College of
Health Sciences at clinical sites are expected to abide by the
policies of that facility. Violations of policies will result in
disciplinary action up to and including dismissal/termination.

Student Publications
Before distribution, all student-generated publications must be
reviewed by the Dean of Student Services or an appointed

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designee to ensure compatibility with the stated mission and
values of Baptist College of Health Sciences. The College
assumes no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the
information found in student-generated publications.

Student Representation
Baptist College of Health Sciences students are involved in
institutional decision-making processes through representation
on the following boards and/or committees:

•    Institutional Effectiveness Committee
•    Student Affairs Committee
•    Curriculum Committee
•    Student Appeal Board
•    Library Committee

Student Views and Opinions on College Policies
Step 1
Present either a written or verbal issue to be resolved at a Student
Government Association (SGA) meeting. SGA will determine
the appropriate action to be taken. If the issue is within the
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purview of the SGA authority, then it will be discussed at this
time.
Step 2
If it is determined that resolution of the issue is not within the
purview of the SGA membership, the issue can be presented to
the Dean of Student Services for review or to the appropriate
dean if the issue is an academic one.




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Students with Disabilities-Procedures for
Receiving Academic Accommodations
The college has a process by which students with a valid and
documented disability can request academic accommodations.
The student must make an appointment for an academic
accommodation consultation with the Disability Services
Coordinator within the first two weeks of a trimester, or as soon
as the need for the accommodation is identified. The earlier a
request is made known, the earlier that request can be addressed.
An appointment can be made by calling Faye Grimes, Disability
Services Coordinator at (901) 572-2854. Mrs. Grimes' office is
located on the second floor of the main College Building, room
257.
At the time of your appointment with Mrs. Grimes, you will
receive the necessary forms for completion so that consideration
can be given for the requested accommodation.
     •   Self-Disclosure Form
     •   Authorization form for the Release of Information
     •   Authorization for the Collection of Documentation
     •   Student Agreement
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Documentation of the disability must be provided within two
weeks of the disclosure of the disability. During this time,
students meeting qualifications will be given temporary
accommodations if needed. However, the time frame for
temporary accommodations will not be extended beyond two
weeks. Documentation may be faxed to (901)
572-2750. However, an original copy of the documentation must
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The Disability Services Coordinator will provide the
guidelines for acceptable documentation. Documentation not
meeting these criteria will not be sufficient for provision of
accommodations.

Upon receiving the documentation, the Disability Services
Coordinator will review the documentation and notify the student
of the decision regarding provision of accommodations.

Students requesting “non-typical” accommodations may be
asked to participate in a meeting to develop an individual
education plan to determine the most appropriate course of
action.

Students who are denied accommodations have the right to
appeal the decision as described in the denial letter.

Transcripts
A transcript is a copy of the academic record of all courses for
which a student has registered. All transcript requests must be
made in writing and should include the student’s name, signature,
and birthdate or student ID number. There is a $5.00 fee for each
official transcript. Official transcripts bearing the College seal
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and signature of the Registrar are sent only to an employing
agency or another educational institution. Unofficial copies of
transcripts are available for student use and will be marked
“Unofficial Copy Issued to Student.” The Registrar’s Office
cannot issue transcripts from other colleges or institutions. No
transcript will be issued for a student who has not met their
financial obligation to the College.

Travel/Liability
Students are responsible for providing their own transportation
as required by the curriculum or participation in college-


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sponsored activities. Public transportation is available and
convenient to most locations.

Personal auto liability insurance is the student's responsibility.
The College is not responsible for liability that occurs during
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                         Campus Life

Campus Activities

Students are encouraged to participate in all official College
functions. There are abundant opportunities for student
involvement in campus activities. Throughout the year, the SGA,
BASIC, and the Division of Student Services sponsor various
activities at the College and in the community. These events are
publicized by email announcements, on the website, bulletin
boards, flyers, banners, and in the Student Newsletter.

Activities encompass professional, health and wellness, social,
community service, emotional, academic, and spiritual aspects of
life. These programs include workshops, concerts, movies,
socials, sporting events, seminars, comedians, speakers, and
recreational softball, volleyball, and basketball. Annual events
such as Family Day, Octoberween, Yuletide Euphoria, Spring
Fling, Summer Sizzler, and Stress Free Zones are uniquely
BCHS. Refreshments are served at most events.

In addition, the College provides a fitness center, including
weight and cardiovascular equipment, racquetball, basketball,
and an outdoor swimming pool. Students are welcome to make
use of this recreational equipment and space. (See section on
Fitness Center).
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Participating in community service projects is encouraged at
Baptist College of Health Sciences. Through SGA and BASIC
numerous opportunities to serve are presented to the students,
faculty, and staff at BCHS. Traditionally, the SGA has
emphasized supporting Baptist Operation Outreach, a sister
organization that provides needed medical care to the homeless
of Memphis. Students have raised money and collected supplies
in support of this organization. One of BASIC’s annual
community service projects is collecting shoeboxes (filled with
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Other typical service projects include walk/runs, clothing drives,
fundraising, work with the homeless, and other events.

Student Organizations
Students are encouraged to become involved in the leadership,
social, and professional opportunities available through student
organizations. Recognized organizations on campus include:

•    Student Government Association (SGA)
     1. Campus Organization for Recreational Programming
        Support (CORPS)
     2. Student Wellness & Action Team (SWAT)
     3. Community Action & Response Endeavor (CARE)
•    Orientation and Student Involvement Staff (OASIS)
•    Allied Health Student Association (AHSA)
•    National Student Nurses Association (NSNA)
•    Brothers and Sisters in Christ (BASIC)

In addition, qualified students are also selected to become
members of honor societies on campus:

•    Alpha Eta Honor Society (Allied Health)
•    Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing)
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Students are encouraged to form and register new
organizations addressing their interests with the Manager of
Student Services. All organizations must be sponsored or
recognized by the College. Organizations that may operate at
Baptist College include the following:

•    Honors organizations and leadership organizations
•    Recognition societies
•    Community service organizations
•    Departmental organizations
•    Professional fraternities
•    Interest clubs
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All campus organizations must register at the beginning of
each academic year by providing a new list of current
members to the Manager of Student Services.
Student organizations shall not use the College seal or name of
Baptist College of Health Sciences unless written consent is
obtained by the organization. Permission should be sought
through the Manager of Student Services
Membership in student organizations is limited to students who
are currently enrolled at Baptist College of Health Sciences.

Student organizations must comply with all policies, regulations,
and procedures established by Baptist College of Health
Sciences.
Baptist College of Health Sciences shall not be responsible for
damages or injuries to individuals or property resulting from
student activities or organizations.

Procedures for Establishing New Student
Organizations
Students wishing to establish a new student organization should
use the following procedure:
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1. Obtain an approval from the Student Government
   Association (SGA) to establish a new student organization.

2. SGA will request approval from the College to recognize the
   new organization. SGA will contact the Manager of Student
   Services and provide the following information:
•    Name of organization
•    Name of faculty /staff sponsor
•    Names and addresses of current elected officers
•    Statement of Purpose

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•    Copy of constitution, charter, or by-laws, as applicable
•    Approval by designated authority of the College
•    List of current members

3. Once established, organizations must set up their business
   account with the Director of Business Services.

Fundraising Policies for Student Organizations
All student organizations must complete and submit to the
Student Activities Specialist a Student Organization Event
Request Form signed by the Faculty Advisor seven (7) days
prior to an event. No student organization may solicit
donations from any outside person, business, or organization
without written approval from the Manager of Student Services.

Any fund-raising activity shall be for the benefit of the student
organization as a whole or for charity. Funds shall not be
distributed to the officers or members of an organization for
personal profit or gain. Any advertisement for any fund-raising
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Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official
mechanism through which students participate in decision-
making at Baptist College of Health Sciences. The scope,
authority, and membership of SGA is found in the SGA
constitution which is available upon request from the SGA
President, the Student Activities Specialist, or the Manager of
Student Services. SGA is empowered to act as a liaison between
the student population and the faculty, staff, and administration
of the College. SGA has input into the development and
execution of non-academic programs which impact student life
at the College. All enrolled students are members of SGA.
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C.O.R.P.S. Campus Organization for
Recreational Programming Support

Blood, Sweat, & Fun!
The mission of C.O.R.P.S. is leading through service. The
purpose of this organization is to foster relationships with Christ
and fellow students. This is accomplished through unity,
leadership, and service. The C.O.R.P.S. is responsible for
helping the Office of Student Services in the planning and
facilitating of the social component of programming and student
life.

S.W.A.T. Student Wellness & Action Team
Better Health within Sight!
The mission of S.W.A.T. is to improve the health and wellness
of BCHS students. The goal is to create awareness through
education and enhance the physical, emotional, and mental well-
being of those we serve by planning and facilitating recreational
activity.




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C.A.R.E. Community Action & Response
Endeavor
Connecting College with Community!
The mission of C.A.R.E. is to provide and facilitate community
service opportunities for Baptist College student participation.
The goal is to develop community awareness and student
leadership qualities with the expectation that these elements will
be carried into the professional workplace for the enrichment of
society.




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O.A.S.I.S. Orientation And Student
Involvement Staff
Turning Vision into Reality!
O.A.S.I.S. is a dedicated staff of student leaders committed to
directing and informing new BCHS students during Orientation.
O.A.S.I.S. members are true ambassadors of the College and
highlight the positive attributes and benefits of BCHS. The
mission of O.A.S.I.S. is to orient the new students to campus
facilities, services, and college life in general, and to serve as a
source for necessary information to make the new student feel
more comfortable with their surroundings.

Allied Health Student Association
Unique Professionals, United in Health Care
The mission of the AHSA is to develop future leaders of Allied
Health and encourage life-long learning within their chosen
profession. The goal of this association is to promote
community service opportunities that increase awareness of
Allied Health professions.

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National Student Nurses Association
Committed to Nursing Education and Professional
Development
The NSNA is committed to serving as the nursing student body
professional organization, sharing a commitment with the
nursing faculty and college to promote interest in professional
nursing organizational membership and involvement, foster a
value for life-long learning and professional development, and
serve the communities in which we live. Goals are to contribute
to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality of
health care, to support and provide programs of interest to the
student body, including the student nurse mentoring program and
community service activities, and to promote involvement in
professional nursing organizations after graduation.
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Campus Ministries
In the atrium area of the College is a large plaque that is
inscribed with these words: “Surely the Lord is in this Place.”
This plaque serves as a visual reminder to BCHS the
responsibility the institution has to minister to the spiritual needs
of students, faculty, and staff.

BCHS attempts to fulfill its responsibility by providing
opportunities for corporate worship through several events. The
second Monday of each month at 11:30 a.m. chapel services are
held. A wide array of speakers have spoken during this time:
ministers, educators, missionaries, musicians, artists, and
students. Another event where corporate worship is encouraged
is the Brown Bag Bible Studies. This study is usually held in the
late afternoon or evening and is led by faculty, staff or
administrators of BCHS. Another very special event is Spiritual
Renewal Week, which is held in the spring of the year. During
this week, challenging speakers are brought in for a time of
reflective and inspirational Bible studies. During the week a
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time of spiritual reflection and renewal for the community of
BCHS.

B.A.S.I.C. (Brothers and Sisters in Christ) is an ecumenical
student-led religious group. The purpose of this group is to
provide programs aimed at encouraging spiritual growth in
students and to aid in the development of the whole person and
his/her responsibility for the spiritual care of people in all walks
of life. This purpose is accomplished through many different
activities such as weekly devotions and prayer times held in the
Chapel, Bible studies held in the residence hall, and mission
opportunities both at home and abroad. Students have engaged
in mission projects in the United States, from Memphis inner
city clinics, to New York City after the World Trade Center
disaster, to an Indian reservation in the west. Students and

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faculty have also participated in mission trips to Jamaica, Brazil,
Mexico, and Belize.

Student Support Network
The Student Support Network , or SSN, is a collection of
seminars, social events, and educational opportunities designed
to build community on campus, provide information on topics
that promote psychological, physical, and spiritual wellness, and
provide opportunities for connections between students and
faculty. These are hosted by the Student Services team, and are
aimed at providing you with the tools to become successful here
in college, and in your future as a health care professional.
When you see the logo, there is always food involved!

Counseling Services
The purpose of our campus counseling services is to assist
students in adjusting to academic life, provide assistance for
personal concerns, support problem solving skills, and provide
resources for areas that can affect personal and academic
success. A full-time licensed college counselor is on campus to
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assist students with personal and academic matters, as well as
provide workshops on study and test taking skills, stress
management, bereavement, and other topics of interest. The
Counselor’s regular office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Monday through Friday, with limited availability after hours by
appointment. The Counselor’s office is located in room 227 of
the main campus. Appointments can be made by calling 572-
2660.

The College also provides off-campus counseling services.
CONCERN is a private counseling agency which also provides
services to students. CONCERN offices are located throughout
Memphis, the nearest being on Union Extended, and can be
reached at 458-4000. Please identify yourself as a student of
Baptist College of Health Sciences when making an
appointment.
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Both on-campus and off-campus counseling services are
confidential and free of charge.

Library
The Health Sciences Library is located on the ground floor of the
College. This library serves as the primary library for students
and faculty, and supports both general education and professional
studies. The College library resources include books, journals,
audiovisuals, and online computer indexes including Medline
and the Cumulative Index of Nursing & Allied Health Literature
(CINAHL) for searching the professional literature. The catalog
of library holdings is also online.
Students enrolled in one or more credit courses have borrowing
privileges with the presentation of a student I.D. card.
Professional books may be checked out for a period of two days.
Some books are designated for overnight checkout only.
Reference books are not circulated and may not be checked out.
Routine fines for overdue books are 15 cents/day. Designated
overnight books are assessed a fine of $2.00 per day.
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The privilege of registering for another term or of receiving
grades or transcripts is withheld from students who have not
returned overdue materials or who owe money to the Library for
overdue fines or lost books. The Library is closed on College
holidays, and operates during regular business hours during the
break between trimesters.

Tech Support
The Technology Solutions Center is a “one stop shop” concept to
provide seamless and timely responses and services for all your
technology needs and requests (hardware/software, telephone,
printers, email, internet, online courses, new employee,
terminated employee etc.). The department phone number is 572-

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2598 and the email address is tech.support@bchs.edu. Requests
for assistance are to be made to 227-7777.


Student Health Services
Student Health Services are provided by University Health
Services at the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES

910 Madison Avenue
Plaza Building, Suite 922
Memphis, TN 38163
Phone: (901) 448-5630 Fax: (901) 448-7255

The following Clinic Services are covered by Baptist College
Student Health fees, and provided free of charge at the time of
visit:



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     •   Clinic visits (unlimited) for health promotion/ wellness
         care, acute illness care, health maintenance
         examinations, women’s health
     •   Allergy injections
     •   General counseling and referrals
     •   Flu shots and TB skin tests
     •   Self care area
     •   Routine lab work: CBC, UA, strep culture, mono test,
         sed rate, routine chemistry profile, wet prep, pap smear
         (one test per year)
     •   Blood borne pathogen counseling for clinical students
     •   Same day appointments when possible
     •   On-call services after hours and holidays
     •   Massage therapy




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Other services available for a fee for service include the
following:
    • Office procedures
    • Drug screens
    • X-rays
    • Immunizations: Tetanus, Hepatitis A & B, Varicella,
        Meningococcal, Gardasil, MMR
    • Travel health

Clinic Hours
     •   Daily Hours
         Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
         (TB skin tests administered until 4:00 p.m.)
         Hours may vary during the summer and holidays
     •   After Clinic Hours
         A provider is “on call” for consultation 24 hours a day,
         including holidays and weekends. Call 448-5630 to
         contact the answering service.

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Insurance Billing

UHS is able to bill your insurance for services provided outside
of the BCHS student health plan. You will be responsible for
your insurance co-pay and deductible.

Health Records

At the time of admission, all students are required to submit
required Student Health Records, including medical history,
physical exam results, and immunization records. These are kept
on file at University Health Services.

Required Immunizations for All BCHS Students

Required immunizations include the following:

     •   Diphtheria-Tetanus Toxoid Booster
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         (TD due every 10 years)
     •   Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) One of the
         following is required (not applicable if born before
         January 1, 1957):
             1. Serum antibody titers
             2. MMR #1 and #2

     • Varicella (Chicken Pox) One of the following is
       required:
            1. Varicella –Zoster IgG serum antibody titer (if
                you had as childhood disease)
            2. Varicella vaccine #1 and #2.
     • Hepatitis B Series (HBV Vaccine)
        #1, #2, and #3 or documentation
     • Hepatitis B surface antibody titer or documentation
     • TB skin test (required annually)



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Fitness Center

Rules and Information

Fitness Center, pool, basketball court, and other BCHS
recreation areas are open for use during regularly scheduled
hours to all currently enrolled students, their guests, and BCHS
employees. All guests must be properly checked in at the front
desk, and escorted by their student host at all times while present
in the building. Please note that children are not permitted in
these areas. This is a “USE AT YOUR OWN RISK” facility.

Hours of Operation

•    The Fitness Center and other recreational areas are open
     daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., unless the college hours
     are adjusted due to breaks or holidays.


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•    The facility is closed during scheduled curriculum PE
     classes.


Dress Code
•    Shirts and shoes are to be worn at all times while utilizing
     the indoor facilities. No shoes with open toes are permitted
     while using the Fitness Center. Students must wear cover-
     ups over bathing suits when not swimming or sunbathing.

Locker Rooms

•    Both men’s and women’s locker rooms are available. They
     are equipped with showers, restrooms, and lockers.

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•    Lockers are for daily use only. Locks should not be left on
     lockers overnight.
•    You must provide your own lock.

Pool Area
•    Conservative swimming attire is required.
•    There is no lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk.
•    Memphis Health Department requires anyone using the pool
     to shower before entering.
•    No glass containers, gum chewing or running are permitted
     in the pool area.
•    Individuals with open wounds/sores should not enter pool.
•    No baby oil or tanning oil is allowed in pool.
•    No diving.
•    If you remove the lane rope between deep and shallow areas,
     please replace it.
•    The creepy crawler can be taken out of the pool. First,
     unhook from wall in the pool, then slowly pull the crawler to
     you and out of the pool. Return equipment when leaving the
     pool area.

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•    All floats or other recreational items must be removed from
     the pool before leaving the area.
•    Non-swimmers are not permitted in the deep end of the pool.
•     Children are not allowed in the pool or pool area unless a
     life guard is on duty at Student Services sponsored events.

Basketball
A half-court size basketball court is available in the gym.

Racquetball Court
•    The court may be used anytime unless it has been reserved.
•    Eye protection is recommended. Racquets, goggles and
     balls are available.
•    Play at your own risk.
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Weight Area
•    Keep area free of obstructions.
•    Replace all dumbbells and weights on appropriate racks.
•    Remove all weight plates from bars.
•    Please wipe off all pads.
•    Use weight area at your own risk.

Cardio Area
•    Please wipe down equipment with a towel.
•    Plug in personal headphones to the monitor on the exercise
     equipment for audio of the TV’s.
•    Use cardio area at your own risk.




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Food Service

Circa Express, the BCHS campus entity of the acclaimed Circa
restaurant downtown, is the college’s food service provider.
Sandwiches, salads, and daily specials are available, as well as
drinks and desserts. Chef John Bragg and his staff are always
welcome to suggestions for menu items. The Circa Express
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               Campus Safety and Security

Security
Maintaining a safe and secure environment requires a partnership
between students, staff and the College. Suspicious conduct
should not be ignored or taken lightly. It is the responsibility of
every student or employee to report actions which are, or which
appear to be, threatening or have the potential for violence.
Threats or the knowledge of threats directed toward any
individual, and suspicious people or situations on Baptist
College property should be reported immediately to Security
through the Front Desk (572-2468). In the event of a situation
which poses immediate danger, individuals should call 911.
The College maintains security measures which serve both
employees and students. It is the expectation that students will
participate in security awareness. As part of this awareness,
students must wear their ID at all times while on campus.
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College areas are well lighted and the security staff patrols
around the clock. If there is a need for assistance from Campus
Security, please call the College’s front desk at 572-2468.
Security staff is available at designated times for escorts to autos
and to other campus buildings.

ID Badges and Access to Campus
Access to all College facilities requires a College-issued
identification badge.

1. At the Main Campus facility, a College Services Coordinator
   is on duty at the front desk 24 hours a day when classes are
   in session. The building closes at 10:30 pm and is only open
   to residents after that time.
2. Students, faculty or staff members who are expecting a guest
   or a delivery must meet the guest or delivery personnel at the
   entrance to the building.

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3. The phone at the front entrance can be used for assistance by
   calling the College Services Coordinator at 572-2468.
4. Identification badges are not to be given or loaned to anyone
   else. ID badges must be worn while attending classes, at
   clinical sites, and when using the library, and for accessing
   College parking lots.

5. Violation of a security policy will be viewed as a serious
   offense. Disciplinary action may include immediate loss of
   campus housing or other college privileges, and other
   appropriate action up to and including dismissal from Baptist
   College of Health Sciences.

6. Guests must sign in at the front desk at all times and must be
   escorted while in the building.


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7. Charges for damaged/or lost ID badges:
   ID badges which are returned intact but are non-functional
   will be replaced at no cost. Lost ID badges will be replaced
   for a $10.00 fee.
8. The College ID badge also serves as the access card for
   College parking lots.

9. If you have questions or a problem with your badge, contact
   the front desk College Services Coordinator or call 572-
   2468.

E2Campus Emergency Notification

All students are encouraged to sign up for the e2Campus
emergency notification system, which sends text and email
messages in case of a campus emergency, or closing due to
inclement weather. Students who wish to sign up may
contact college.request@bchs.edu for assistance.

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Parking

Guidelines

Baptist College of Health Sciences offers ample parking for all
student, faculty, staff, and visitors. All students and employees
are required to register any vehicle that they may be driving
to campus. Each individual that registers a vehicle is issued a
parking decal. This decal is to be visible when your vehicle is
parked on campus.

Parking Fees
All students pay a $25 fee for parking access to Lots B, C, & D.
Use of Lot A is limited to residential students who live on
campus. Any non-resident students with special circumstances

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who receive administrative permission to use Lot A will pay an
additional $50. Replacement decals are $10 each.

Parking Lots

BCHS has four main parking lots.

Lot A (the Main Campus parking lot) is the lot that enters off of
Pauline at Monroe, and is where the Main Campus Building and
the Annex are located. This lot is available to residential
students, employees, and individuals with special needs
(determined by BCHS administration).

Lots B (Union Avenue lot entered off East Street), C (Pauline
and Madison or the UT lot entered off of Court Street), and D
(Science Center lot entered off of Camilla) are open to all BCHS
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No Parking Areas

BCHS has a number of spaces that are reserved for specific
purposes. All spaces just outside the Main Campus entrance gate
are for visitors. There are other reserved spaces that are
designated as handicapped, security, administration or faculty,
and fire lanes. Please park vehicles in one designated space.
Parking on sidewalks and grassy areas is also prohibited.

Parking Tickets
BCHS reserves the right to ticket vehicles that are in violation of
parking regulations or policies. In addition to previously stated
polices, tickets can be given for entering an exit gate, failure to
comply with a security officer, not having a proper decal, double
parking, parking in an unassigned lot, and any other parking
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related violation. Parking fines must be paid within two weeks.
Failure to do so will result in the fine being placed on your
student account.

Parking Appeals
All appeals must be in writing within 48 hours of the ticket
being issued. Appeals can be addressed to Security and left at
the front desk of the Main Building. If you parked in any area
mentioned in the “No Parking Areas” and were ticketed, your
appeal must be compelling.

Security Reminders
●    Baptist College offers security escorts to and from parking
     lots. Contact the Front Desk for assistance at 572-2468.
●    If your decal is lost or stolen, report it immediately to
     Security. Parking tickets can be assigned to your decal even
     if it is not on your vehicle.
●    Be smart and take precautions as you walk to and from your
     vehicle. Walking in groups is encouraged. Security is
     available to escort students to and from vehicles.

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●    Make sure you have your ID badge with you at all times
     while on campus. It provides the fastest access to your
     parking lot and the buildings.
●    ID badges grant access to buildings only during specific
     times. Contact the front desk for those times.
●    The Honor Code applies to all aspects of BCHS life
     including parking.
For Security call 572-2468

Sexual Assault Prevention and Response
Our Commitment


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Baptist College of Health Sciences is committed to the safety
and security of the students in our campus community. It is the
college’s intent to provide appropriate support and information
to any student who may be a victim of sexual assault.

The college educates the student community about sexual assault
through mandatory orientations for new students entering the
college each fall and spring trimester. Additional information
and education is available through the Office of Student
Services. The Memphis Police Department also offers sexual
assault education and information programs to college students
and employees upon request.

If You Are a Victim

If you are a victim of a sexual assault, your first priority should
be to get to a place of safety. You should then obtain necessary
medical treatment. It is also important to make an informed
decision of whether or not to report the assault. While it is your
choice, the college strongly recommends that any victim of a
sexual assault report the incident in a timely manner to Campus
Security and to college authorities through the Dean of Student

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Services. Campus Security can be reached by calling 572-2468,
and the Dean of Student Services at 572-2662. If you wish to
have assistance from a member of the college staff in reporting
the incident to law enforcement officials, BCHS personnel will
assist in notifying authorities.

Please note that filing a police report of the incident with
Campus Security is a separate step from choosing to prosecute,
and does not obligate the victim to continue with legal
proceedings or college disciplinary action. The Memphis Police
Sex Crimes Unit, which is specially trained to assist in cases
involving sexual assault and the special needs of victims, is also
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but provides valuable assistance from individuals specially
trained to assist victims in the event of a sexual assault.

Time is a critical factor for evidence collection and preservation.
Therefore, it is important that a victim of a sexual assault does
not bathe, douche, or change clothes.

Whether or not you choose to report, you should seek medical
treatment and/or counseling for the following reasons:

     •   To ensure that you receive any necessary treatment and
         tests, and to minimize emotional and physical trauma
     •   To provide the opportunity for collection of evidence
         helpful in prosecution which cannot be obtained later
     •   To assure access to free confidential counseling from
         counselors specifically trained in the area of sexual
         assault crisis intervention

Crisis intervention and counseling for sexual assault victims is
available through the Memphis Sexual Assault Resource Center
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     •   Emotional, legal, and medical support
     •   Collection of physical and material evidence
     •   Emotional support to family members
     •   Equitable access to the criminal justice system
     •   Court escort service

Counseling is also available through the college’s counselor,
who is available on campus Monday through Friday during
regular business hours at (901) 572-2660, and can be paged after
hours through the main desk. In addition, CONCERN, an off-
campus counseling service, is also available to students as a
resource at (901) 458-4000.

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Follow-Up

The victim of a sexual assault may choose for the investigation
to be pursued through the criminal justice system and the
college’s disciplinary process, or only the latter. The Dean of
Student Services has the discretion to suspend a student accused
of sexual assault, pending further investigation.

Both the person filing the complaint and the person accused have
certain rights in the college’s disciplinary process. This
includes, in part, that the victim and the accused will each be
allowed to choose one person who has no formal legal training to
accompany them through the hearing. Both the victim and
accused will be informed of the outcome of campus disciplinary
proceedings, including any sanction that is imposed. The
college will also provide, upon written request, the final
results of any institutional disciplinary proceeding dealing
with a crime of violence including but not limited to sexual
assault, or a nonforcible sex offense, to the alleged victim,
or their next of kin if the victim dies as a result of the crime
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A student found guilty of violating the college’s policies in
regard to sexual assault could be criminally prosecuted, and may
be suspended or expelled from the college on the first offense.

Student victims have the option to change their academic and/or
on-campus living situations after an alleged sexual assault, if
such changes are reasonably available. Examples of such
accommodations would include requesting a room change,
terminating a housing contract to seek off-campus housing, or
changing to a different section of a scheduled course.

Contact Information


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Campus Security                       22468 or 572-2468
Dean of Student Services              22662 or 572-2662
Sex Crimes Unit, MPD                 (901) 545-5330
Sexual Assault Resource Center       (901) 272-2020
College Counselor                     22600 or 572-2660
CONCERN                               (901) 458-4000


Missing Person Procedure for Students
Residing on Campus

The purpose of this policy is to provide guidelines in regard
to students residing in campus housing who are determined
to be missing, and to ensure compliance with federal
regulations regarding the reporting of missing persons who
live on campus.

Students residing in campus housing will provide at the
time of check-in information regarding who to contact in
the event the student is determined to be missing. This


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information will be considered confidential, and may only
be accessed on a need-to-know basis. A form will be
provided in the resident’s check-in packet, and forms will
be collected by RA’s and filed at the Front Desk in a
confidential file marked “Missing Persons Contact
Information—Residence Hall.”

When a resident has been determined to be missing for 24
hours, appropriate college personnel will be notified,
beginning with the Manager of Student Services who
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submit a Missing Person Report to Baptist College campus
security.

If investigation shows the student has been missing for 24
hours, the college will notify the contact person whom the
student provided. Additionally, if the student is under 18
years of age and not considered emancipated, the college
will immediately contact the custodial parent or legal
guardian.

In the event the student is over 18 or is emancipated and no
contact person has been registered, campus security will
inform the appropriate law enforcement agency.


Emergency Notification and Evacuation Plan

Notification of Campus Emergencies

In the event of a significant campus emergency or dangerous
situation involving an immediate threat, the campus community
will be notified by campus email of any pertinent information,

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actions, or precautions that should be taken. In addition,
students who have signed up for the e2Campus emergency
notification system will also be contacted at their designated
email address and by text message.

Evacuation Procedures

The order to evacuate a College building will come from
Security, the Supervisor of Maintenance and Operations,
Executive Director of Administrative Services, or a College
Safety Officer. In event of a fire, coordination will occur with
the Memphis Fire Department.

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Evacuation plans are posted on each floor in all campus
buildings. In the event of an alarm or notice to evacuate students
and staff are to assemble in a designated area outside the area of
danger:

     •   Main Campus Building--northwest corner of Parking Lot
         A (intersection of Madison and Pauline)

     •   Annex--same as for Main Campus Building

     •   Science Building--from rear of the building: rear of
         parking lot; from street entrance: parking lot by Landau
         Uniform Company

     •   1111 Union Building-- parking lot at the northwest end
         of the building (toward the expressway)

     •   1127 Union Building-- rear of the building

Evacuation must be immediate and complete. If the building
cannot be reoccupied, students and staff should proceed to the
nearest unaffected College building as directed by
Maintenance/Operations or Security.

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A determination for closing College buildings will be made by
the President and Executive Director of Administrative
Operations in collaboration with Security, the Supervisor,
Maintenance and Operations, and appropriate civil officials. If
the closing determination is made during non-business hours,
notification will occur through implementation of the College
Call Tree, including media notification.

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When a fire alarm sounds, all occupants of the building should
proceed to the nearest designated exit. If that exit is blocked by
fire, heavy smoke, or debris, then make your way to the next
closest exit. After exiting, make your way to the designated area
as discussed in the Evacuation and Relocation section of this
plan.
When an alarm sounds, occupants are to take action as if there is
an actual emergency. The main concern is to get all occupants
out of the building in a safe and timely manner. Stay clear of fire
lanes, fire fighters, fire fighting equipment, and rescue workers.
Residents of campus housing need to be prepared for the
weather. Shoes are highly recommended. The length of time out
of the building is unknown.

Immediate Fire Emergency Response
This plan consists of a four-step procedure that all occupants
should follow during a fire. All occupants, faculty, and staff
should memorize this procedure. This procedure recognizes that
the best response to a fire is to (1) rescue anyone in immediate
danger of smoke or flames, (2) sound the alarm, (3) confine the
fire, and (4) extinguish the fire (if possible) and evacuate. This
procedure can be easily recalled when expressed as the acronym
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R-       Rescue anyone in immediate danger. Quickly tell others
in the fire area. Do this in a calm, but firm manner.

A-       Sound the ALARM. Either activate the pull station
yourself or call out to someone to pull it for you. Sounding the
alarm will get the Fire Department on its way while the building
is evacuated. Call the front desk at 572-2468 and confirm the
location of the fire.

C-      Confine the fire. Close all doors and windows to
prevent the spread of smoke and flames.
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E-      Evacuate the building.

How to Report a Fire
1. The individual discovering a fire will immediately send in an
alarm by activating a pull station (located at the stairwell exits on
each floor). In addition, call the Front Desk at 572-2468. Tell
the staff member that you have a fire, the location of the fire, and
the size and type of fire.
2. When a pull station is activated, the alarm will sound
throughout the building. All occupants will evacuate.
3. When the alarm sounds, all persons are to leave their areas
via the nearest stairwells, walk down the stairs, and evacuate the
building, as directed in College Evacuation Plan.
4. Any time a fire extinguisher has been used or tampered with,
the Front Desk should be notified at 572-2468.

Participation of Students
1. All students should learn the location of fire extinguishers
   and their proper usage for each type of fire. In addition,
   students should learn the location of the manual fire alarm
   pull stations on each floor.
2. Resident students should make sure that their roommate
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3. Students should familiarize themselves with the shortest
   route to the stairwell exits and know the procedure to follow
   when a fire emergency occurs.
4. Upon being notified of a fire emergency, each student will
   immediately evacuate the building.
5. It shall be the duty of all occupants of campus housing to see
   that the corridors to the stairwells are unobstructed at all
   times. If any objects or materials are placed where they will
   block the means of egress, this information should be
   reported to the front desk at 572-2468 immediately.
6. Do not use elevators.
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Automatic Elevators
1.    Upon activation of the fire alarm system, the elevators will
      automatically go to the first floor.
2.    Security will stand by the elevator and operate them for the
      Fire Department.

In the event of a fire
1.    Do not panic.
2.    Know how to activate the fire alarm.
3.    Know the location of fire exits.
4.    Do not use the elevators.
5.   If there is smoke and heat, stay close to the floor.

What to do if trapped by fire
1.    Go to the door and feel the door before opening it. If it is
      hot, do not open it.
2.    If the door is not hot to the touch, open it slowly,
      cautiously, and proceed to the exit.
3.    If you are trapped by fire, get as many doors closed
      between you and the fire as possible.
4.    If smoke enters the area in which you are trapped, stuff
      towels, clothing, or other materials under and around doors
      to keep the smoke out. (Wet them if possible)
5.    Stay low to the floor. That is where the fresh air will be.
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6.    If you leave the area, stay very low to the floor and feel
      your way along the floor to the nearest exit.

Fire extinguishers
The only type of fire extinguishers used at the College can be
used on all types of fires. These are ABC extinguishers and are
made of dry chemical.

Learn How to “PASS”
PULL the pin. Some units require the releasing of a lock latch,
pressing a puncture lever, or other motion.

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AIM the extinguisher nozzle (horn, or hose) at the base of the
fire.

SQUEEZE or press the handle.

SWEEP from side to side at the base of the fire until it goes out.
Shut off the extinguisher. Watch for re-flash and reactivate the
extinguisher if necessary.

Bomb Threat

1.    Make detailed notes of everything the caller says,
      particularly in regard to time when the bomb might
      explode and the location of the bomb.
2.    Attempt to identify the caller: Was the caller male or
      female? Can you determine the approximate age of the
      caller by the sound of the voice? Did the caller have an
      accent? Did the caller sound certain and firm?
3.    Attempt to identify any background noise.

4.    Ask as many questions as possible to gain further
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5.    Note the time the call was received.
6.    Report the call to Front Desk 572-2468 immediately.
7.    Follow directions for evacuation if needed.
8.    Do not use cell phones or radios.
9.    Do not touch or disturb any suspicious items regardless of
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Utility Failure

Electricity/Heat/Cooling

1. Report failure to Front Desk at 572-2468.
2. Utilize flashlights.

General Earthquake Procedures

During the Quake

REMAIN CALM to be better able to assess the situation.

If You Are Indoors--Stay there. Get under a desk or table or
stand in a doorway. Stay clear of windows, bookcases, mirrors,
and fireplaces.

If You Are Outside--Get into the open, away from buildings,
trees, walls, or power lines.

After the Quake

REMAIN CALM. Prepare for possible aftershocks. Stop and
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Check for injuries, and provide first aid if needed. Cover the
injured with blankets to keep them warm.

Put on heavy shoes and work gloves if available.

Check for fires, and fire hazards; Do not search for gas leaks
with a lighted match. Do not use electrical switches or
appliances if gas leaks are suspected -- sparks can ignite gas from
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broken lines. Do not switch on the gas or electricity until the
utility officials have checked your area. Do not touch downed
lines or electrical wiring of any kind.

Replace telephone handsets that may have been shaken off.
Do not use the telephone unless there is a life or death
emergency.

Do not use your vehicle unless there is an emergency.

Check food and water supplies. Do not eat or drink anything
from opened containers near shattered glass.

Turn on your battery-powered radio or car radio for damage
reports and information.

Practice strict sanitation and keep fingers out of the mouth.

Be prepared for aftershocks.

Cooperate with public safety officials.

Earthquake information provided by the Memphis and Shelby
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Tornado Warning Response Plan

1.    Close windows and blinds, and then move away from
      windows. Do not open windows.
2.    Disconnect electrical appliances.
3.    All occupants should report to areas as follows:
     • Main Campus Facility-- interior classrooms without
         glass panels (Room 101 & 103)
     • Annex--move to the interior hallway
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     •      Science Building--move to the basement
     •      Union Building--move to the interior hallway
4.       Stand by for instructions, and prepare to evacuate, if
         necessary.

The College Services Coordinators (front desk staff) and
Security Officers monitor weather conditions regularly.
Memphis and Shelby County have a tornado warning system
utilizing tornado-warning sirens. When these sirens sound, the
following action will take place.

Security and the College Services Coordinators will:
   • notify students and staff of the danger
   • direct students and staff to the safest possible location
   • inform students and staff when it is safe to leave

If a tornado "watch" is issued for your area, it means that a
tornado is possible.

If a tornado "warning" is issued, it means that a tornado has
actually been spotted, or is strongly indicated on radar, and it is
time to go to a safe shelter immediately.




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Active Shooter Response Plan
In the event of an emergency involving an active shooter on
campus, the College will initiate emergency communications to
students and staff. This may be in the form of emails, phone
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The following protocols have been established to provide the
greatest potential for safety.

If the Shooter is Outside the Building
     •   Turn off all lights, close blinds, and lock doors.
     •   If you can do so safely, get on the floor and out of the
         line of fire and sight.
     •   Move to a core area of the building if it is safe to do so,
         and remain until the “all clear” is given by law
         enforcement or security patrolmen.
     •   If staff or students do not recognize the voice that is
         giving the “all clear,” do not change your status.
     •   Unknown or unfamiliar voices may be false, and
         designed to give false assurances.

If the Shooter is Inside the Building
     •   If it is possible to flee the area safely and avoid danger,
         do so.
     •   Contact 911 and the front desk at 572-2468 with the
         location if possible, using your cell or other phone.
     •   Silence cell phones
     •   If flight is impossible, lock all doors and windows, and
         get out of the line of fire and sight.
     •   Get down on the floor or under a desk, out of the line of
         sight of a window or door window, and remain silent.
     •   Wait for the “all clear” instruction, only from law
         enforcement or security patrolmen.


                Campus Safety and Security

If the Shooter Comes Into Your Class or Office
     •   There is no one protocol that authorities recommend in
         this situation.
     •   Attempt to get the word out to others if possible, and call
         911 and the front desk at 572-2468 if it is practical.
     •   Use common sense. If hiding or flight is impossible,
         negotiation may be the only counter measure.
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     •   Attempting to overcome the subject with force is a
         LAST RESORT that should only be initiated in the most
         extreme circumstances.
     •   Remember that there may be more than one active
         shooter.
     •   Wait for the “all clear” from the proper authorities.
     •   In case you are able to flee, run as far and fast as you can
         away from the target building.

Emergency Kits

The Red Cross suggests that you assemble a "disaster supplies
kit" that you keep in your room, office or car. It should contain:
     • A first aid kit with essential medication in addition to the
         usual items.
     • A battery powered radio, flashlight, and extra batteries
     • Canned and other non-perishable food and a hand
         operated can opener.
     • Bottled water
     • Sturdy shoes and work gloves
     • First Aid Manual
     • List of important telephone numbers.

Adapted from FEMA information.`




                       Campus Directory

              BAPTIST COLLEGE CAMPUS


 MAIN CAMPUS        (901) 572-2468
 ADMISSIONS         (901) 575-2247 or (901) 575-BCHS
 TOLL FREE         1- (866) 575-2247 or 1-(866) 575-BCHS


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                                                         Phone   ROOM #
                                                          572-
                   Area Code 901                          xxxx
Administration
McGarvey, Dr. Betty Sue – President                      22585    242A
Kellum, Connie – Administrative Secretary                22585     242
Board Room                                               22587    240
Fax - Administration                                     22588    242
Administrative Services – Human Resources
Caldwell, Adonna – Executive Director, Admin. Services   22592    251
           - Operations Coordinator                      22593    249
Fax - Administrative Services                            22599    249A
Alumni/Marketing Services
Counce, Bamby - Director                                 22853    231
Campus Ministries
Smith, Karen - Director                                  22475   Chapel
Development
MacKinnon, Mary - Development Officer                    22773    255
Nevels, Jenny - Director (Foundation)                    22600    247
Academic Services
Sobotor, Dr. Bill – Vice President/Provost               22772    250A
Jones, Carolyn – Administrative Secretary                22591     250
Moss, Pam - Dir, Institutional Effectiveness             22478     233
Turner, Jana - Manager, Records/Registrar                22455     244
Bowman, Denise - Student Data Specialist                 22452     A-4
Williams, Jacqueline - Secretary                         22454    244
Holland, Rosie – Student Data Specialist                 22553    A-5
Potosky, Melissa – Education Specialist                  22655    L-6
Admissions
Morgan, Lissa - Manager                                  22441    A-11
Cotton, Christopher A. - Admissions Officer              22465    A-10
                        - Admissions Officer             22453    A-8
Faust, Amanda – Admissions Counselor                     22466    A-11
Waiting Area                                             22457   Suite A
Johnson, Yolonda - Secretary                             52247    A-1
Lartigue, Chris - Secretary                              52247    A-1
Fax - Admissions, Bursar, & Financial Aid Offices        22461   Suite A
Bookstore (Follett)
Bennett, Lisa - Manager                                  22480   Annex

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Fax - Bookstore                                         22481      Annex
Business & Financial Services
Smith, Leanne – Vice President                          22444      244A
Smothers, Jane – Administrative Secretary               22445       244
Christiansen, Marlene – Financial Aid, PRN              22489       A-6
Martin, Sherita – Supervisor Student Business Affairs   22443       A-7
Norris, Ellen – Bursar                                  22448      247A
Bonney, Janet – Supervisor, Financial Aid               22446       A-9
Ayers, Jessica – Student Accounts Coordinator           22442       A-2
Schumann, Carly – Financial Aid Officer                 22477       A-
CSI Center
Danley, Carolyn - Project Coordinator Title III         22502     Lab-Sci
Akin-Deko, Mary - Activity Director                     22570     Lab-Sci
Logan, Charnesa - Secretary                             22595     Lab-Sci
Maintenance & Operations
Bennett, Mike - Supervisor                              22469      Maint.
               - Mechanic (Maintenance)                 22469      Maint.
               - Mechanic (Maintenance)                 22469      Maint.
Orr, Gladys - Lead Housekeeper                          22753   Housekeeping
Alexander, Martha - Housekeeper                         22753   Housekeeping
Collins, Kathy - Housekeeper                            22753   Housekeeping
Patton, Annette - Housekeeper                           22753   Housekeeping
Benson, Barbara - Housekeeper                           22753   Housekeeping
Urgent Calls                                            22468    Front Desk
Security
Richardson, Willie - Captain                            22777    12-Annex
Childs, Clarence – Security Officer                     22777    12-Annex
Franklin, James – Security Officer                      22777    12-Annex
Hardaway, Joe – Security Officer                        22777    12-Annex
Hood, Roger – Security Officer                          22777    12-Annex
Parson, Autrinice - Security Officer                    22777    12-Annex
Solomon, Joe – Security Officer                         22777    12-Annex
Warren, Gaynell – Security Officer                      22777    12-Annex
Boles, Peggy – College Svcs. Coordinator                22468    Front Desk
                  - College Svcs. Coordinator           22468    Front Desk
Urgent Calls                                            22468    Front Desk
Technology & Instructional Resources
Cook, Steve - Manager                                   22472       122
Berry, Michelle – Library Specialist                    22677     L - Desk
Irby, Patricia - Librarian                              22680       L-2


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Owen, Richard - Librarian                               22676       L-7
Library – Front Desk                                    22675    L - Desk
Brassfield, Renee – Applications Specialist             22486       114
Currie, Tanshanikka (Tina) – Systems Analyst            22476      Tech
Rose, Marilyn K. – Applications Specialist              22678       114
Fax - College Library                                   22674        L
Student Government Association                          22484    student
                                                                  lounge
Student Services
Reed, Nancy – Dean                                      22662     248A
Hendrix, Sheri - Operations Coordinator                 22663      248
Wilkes, Jeremy - Manager                                22670      225
Danley, Lee – Student Activities Specialist             22658     Annex
Ems, Phillip - College Services Coordinator             22468   Front Desk
Martin, Carol - College Services Coordinator            22468   Front Desk
Null, Keith - College Services Coordinator              22468   Front Desk
Simpson, Al - College Services Coordinator              22468   Front Desk
Thompson, Phillip - College Services Coordinator(PRN)   22468   Front Desk
Fitness Center                                          22510      Gym
Counselor
Finnell, Bill                                           22660      227
Disability Services Coordinator
Grimes, Faye                                            22854      257
ACADEMIC DIVISIONS
Allied Health
Reed, Dr. Linda - Dean                                  22640      213
James, Maggie – Operations Coordinator                  22641      214
Caldwell, Regan- Chair, Health Care Management          22650      239
Anderson, Kira – Assistant Prof. Respiratory Care       22569   320A - Sci
Coker, Beverly –Chair, Radiation Therapy                22645      220
Gardner, Derek - Assistant Professor – Med. Rad.        22647      241
Hunt, Kathy Thompson - Chair, Nuclear Med. Tech.        22642      216
Lasley, Julie - Assistant Professor                     22644     219
Lillie, Wanda - Chair, Medical Radiography              22646     222
Mars, Donna – Assistant Professor                       22648     215
Ohrberg, Mary Jo - Assistant Professor                  22651     221
Parker, Brian – Chair, Respiratory Care                 22568   320B-Sci
Roberts, Mitzi - Chair, DMS                             22653     218
Willis, Ann – Assistant Professor                       22649     217
Willis, Connie – Instructor (MP), DMS                   22464     212

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Fax - Allied Health                                 22750     214
General Studies
Schultz, Dr. Barry – Dean                           22500     201
Green, Carolyn – Operations Coordinator             22501     204
Alexander, Michelle - Assistant Professor           22573   325A-Sci
Barkley, Dr. Paul – Associate Professor             22498     202
Church, Dr. Chris – Professor                       22493     209
Duke, Dr. Roger - Assistant Professor               22499     210
Freeman, Dr. Gregory – Assoc. Prof. Mathematics     22551     229
Heath, Dr. Janet - Professor                        22503     211
Hight, Dr. Lisa – Associate Professor               22572   320C-Sci
Hooker, Dr. Kendricks – Assistant Professor         22562   217B-Sci
Johnston, Abby - Instructor, Bacc.                  22506     207
Kerns, Dr. Joshua – Assistant Prof. Biology         22565   325C-Sci
McDonald, Michelle - Instructor, Bacc.              22571   422A-Sci
Millione, Mary Gwynne – Associate Professor         22494     206
Part-Time Faculty - Office                          22495     200
Liddell, Patty - Supervisor, Science Lab            22556   324B-Sci
Vanderpool, Dr. Lucia - Associate Professor         22512     203
Waggener, Patricia - Associate Professor            22507     205
Weingarten, Dr. Joseph – Assoc. Prof. Health Sys.   22504     208
Nursing
Plumb, Dr. Anne – Dean                              22842   101-Nur
Miller, Joyce – Operations Coordinator              22841   102-Nur
Johnson-Joy, Dr. Cheryl - Associate Dean            22851   103-Nur
Morquecho, Shirley - Secretary                      22451   154-Nur
Anderson, Ivy - Assistant Professor                 22893   122-Nur
Archer, Dr. Libby - Associate Professor             22845   109-Nur
Borgers, Cindy - Assistant Professor                22864   125-Nur
Brittingham, Judi - Assistant Professor             22891   136-Nur
Castleberry, Shannon - Assistant Professor          22858   142-Nur
Charlton, Dale – Assistant Professor                22867   144-Nur
Cherry, Pamela - Clinical Instructor                22863   112-Nur
Darby, Julie – Assistant Professor                  22850   128-Nur
Diebold, Carla Renee - Assistant Professor          22892   139-Nur
Ennis, Kim - Assistant Professor                    22509   141-Nur
Grimes, Jaineth (Faye) – Assistant Professor        22854   135-Nur
Hearn, Dr. Johnny – Assistant Professor             22861   130-Nur
Hooser, Dr. Deborah – Associate Professor           22855   117-Nur
Jeans, Phyllis - Assistant Professor                22513   124-Nur

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Kennel, Kimberly – Assistant Professor        22865   129-Nur
LaBonte, Judy - Assistant Professor           22890   119-Nur
Lea, Dr. Sandra - Assistant Professor         22661   145-Nur
Mary, Dr. Annapoorna – Assistant Professor    22857   127-Nur
Mobrak, Anita – Chair, Curriculum             22859   116-Nur
Part-Time Faculty - Office                    22460   110-Nur
Part-Time Faculty - Office                    22462   111-Nur
Riedé, Nan S. – Assistant Professor           22846   132-Nur
Riley, Amanda - Lab Coordinator               22825   138-Nur
Saba, Madge - Assistant Professor             22856   137-Nur
Smith, David - Assistant Professor            22852   126-Nur
Stepter, Cathy - Assistant Professor          22505   143-Nur
Strong, Peggy – Assistant Professor           22858   131-Nur
Sweet, Laritha – Assistant Professor          22849   134-Nur
Weston, Augustene - Associate Professor       22508   123-Nur
Wientjes, Deborah - Assistant Professor       22824   118-Nur
Fax - Nursing                                 22664   102-Nur
CONTACT FOR SERVICES
               maint.request@bchs.edu
               tech.support@bchs.edu          77777
            Technology Solutions Center       77777
         EMAIL: firstname.lastname@bchs.edu




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