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									The King’s College


    Student Handbook
       2011-2012




        Office of Student Development
The King’s College 2011-2012 Student Handbook

TABLE OF CONTENTS
FROM THE DEAN OF STUDENTS ........................................................................................... 8

OUR MISSION STATEMENT .................................................................................................... 9

OUR HONOR CODE ................................................................................................................. 9

OUR HISTORY .......................................................................................................................... 9

OUR WEBSITE: http://www.tkc.edu ........................................................................................ 9

OUR COMMUNITY ...................................................................................................................10

          House System .............................................................................................................................. 10
          House of Susan B. Anthony ........................................................................................................... 10
          House of Clara Barton.................................................................................................................... 10
          House of Dietrich Bonhoeffer ......................................................................................................... 10
          House of Winston Churchill ............................................................................................................ 11
          House of Queen Elizabeth I ........................................................................................................... 11
          House of C. S. Lewis...................................................................................................................... 11
          House of Ronald Reagan ............................................................................................................... 11
          House of Corrie ten Boom.............................................................................................................. 12
          House of Margaret Thatcher .......................................................................................................... 12
          House of Sojourner Truth ............................................................................................................... 12

          Background .................................................................................................................................. 12
          How It Works .................................................................................................................................. 13
          Mutually Exclusive Leadership Positions ....................................................................................... 13

          Assignments ................................................................................................................................. 13
          Process of Changing Houses ........................................................................................................ 13

          Maintaining Good Standing ........................................................................................................ 14
          Good Standing ............................................................................................................................... 14
          Poor Standing ................................................................................................................................ 15

          House Elections ........................................................................................................................... 15

          Meetings and Events ................................................................................................................... 17
          Room Reservations ........................................................................................................................ 17
          Advertising ..................................................................................................................................... 17
          Posters ........................................................................................................................................... 17
          Fundraising and Other Solicitation ................................................................................................. 17
          Event Registration Procedure ........................................................................................................ 18


OUR CAMPUS .........................................................................................................................19

          Empire State Building .................................................................................................................. 19
          Bursar ............................................................................................................................................. 19
          Café ................................................................................................................................................ 19


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         City Room ...................................................................................................................................... 19
         Classrooms 1-6 .............................................................................................................................. 19
         Executive Administration ................................................................................................................ 19
         Financial Aid ................................................................................................................................... 19
         Founders Room ............................................................................................................................. 19
         Office of Admissions ...................................................................................................................... 19
         Office of Career Development ....................................................................................................... 19
         Office of Institutional Advancement ............................................................................................... 19
         Office of Student Life...................................................................................................................... 19
         Office of Student Development ...................................................................................................... 19
         Information Technology.................................................................................................................. 19
         International Ventures .................................................................................................................... 19
         Lost and Found .............................................................................................................................. 20
         Rosezella-Battles Library ............................................................................................................... 20
         Main Reception .............................................................................................................................. 20
         Manhattan Room ............................................................................................................................ 20
         Media Lab ...................................................................................................................................... 20
         Operations ...................................................................................................................................... 20
         Registrar‟s Office............................................................................................................................ 20
         Stetson Leadership Center ............................................................................................................ 20
         Student Lounge .............................................................................................................................. 20
         Student Services Desk ................................................................................................................... 20
         Student Services Conference Room .............................................................................................. 20

         330 Fifth Avenue .......................................................................................................................... 20
         Classrooms 7 & 8 ........................................................................................................................... 20
         Faculty ............................................................................................................................................ 20
         Office of the Provost ....................................................................................................................... 20


RESOURCES FOR STUDENT LIFE ........................................................................................21

         Athletics ........................................................................................................................................ 21

         Career Development .................................................................................................................... 21

         Spiritual Life ................................................................................................................................. 21

         Counseling .................................................................................................................................... 22

         Gym Facilities ............................................................................................................................... 22
         Boom Fitness ................................................................................................................................. 22
         Ludlow Fitness ............................................................................................................................... 23
         Eastern Athletics ............................................................................................................................ 23

         Health Insurance: United Healthcare ......................................................................................... 23

         International Ventures ................................................................................................................. 23

         Jobs and Employment (KINGlink) .............................................................................................. 24
         KINGlink ......................................................................................................................................... 24
         On-campus Jobs ............................................................................................................................ 24

         Student Services .......................................................................................................................... 25
         Student Services Desk ................................................................................................................... 25
         FOUNDATIONS ............................................................................................................................. 25
         The Learning Center ...................................................................................................................... 25

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          TKC Weekly ................................................................................................................................... 26
          Gothamize Yourself Blog ............................................................................................................... 26
          E-mail Publicity............................................................................................................................... 26

          The King’s Council....................................................................................................................... 26
          Student Organizations.................................................................................................................... 26
          ROTC ............................................................................................................................................. 26


OUR TRADITIONS ...................................................................................................................27

          Basketball Competition ............................................................................................................... 27

          Brick Wall ...................................................................................................................................... 27

          City Engagement .......................................................................................................................... 27

          Convocation ................................................................................................................................. 27

          Commencement Weekend .......................................................................................................... 27

          Distinguished Visitor Series ....................................................................................................... 27

          Drama Competition ...................................................................................................................... 27

          Fall Retreat .................................................................................................................................... 27

          Great Race .................................................................................................................................... 27

          Homecoming ................................................................................................................................ 28

          Honor Code Ceremony ................................................................................................................ 28

          House Competition ...................................................................................................................... 28

          House Elections ........................................................................................................................... 28

          Interregnum .................................................................................................................................. 28

          Intramural Sports ......................................................................................................................... 28

          Inviso ............................................................................................................................................. 28

          New Student Orientation ............................................................................................................. 28

          Parents Weekend ......................................................................................................................... 28

          Red and Green Affair ................................................................................................................... 28

          Spring Formal ............................................................................................................................... 28

          Statesmanship Forum ................................................................................................................. 28

          Summit .......................................................................................................................................... 29




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WHERE AND HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER ..............................................................................29

        Housing Amenities....................................................................................................................... 29
        Room Furnishings .......................................................................................................................... 29
        Building Amenities .......................................................................................................................... 30
        Front Desk and Security................................................................................................................. 31
        Trash and Garbage Disposal ......................................................................................................... 31
        Internet and Telephone .................................................................................................................. 31
        Mail and Packages ......................................................................................................................... 31

        Applying For Residential Housing ............................................................................................. 32
        Initial Housing Applications (New Residents) ................................................................................ 32
        Housing Application Renewals (Returning Residents) .................................................................. 32
        Housing Payment Plans ................................................................................................................. 32
        Housing Appeals Committee ......................................................................................................... 32

        Room Assignments and Change Requests .............................................................................. 32

        Moving In and Out ........................................................................................................................ 34
        Check-In ......................................................................................................................................... 34
        Check-Out ...................................................................................................................................... 34
        Extensions ...................................................................................................................................... 35
        Freight Elevators ............................................................................................................................ 35
        Apartment/Room Decor ................................................................................................................. 36
        Room Assessments and Damages................................................................................................ 36
        Billing for Damages ........................................................................................................................ 37

        Married Student Housing ............................................................................................................ 37

        Primary Residence Requirement ................................................................................................ 37

        Cleaning ........................................................................................................................................ 37
        Routine Cleaning ............................................................................................................................ 37
        Monthly Apartment and Room Inspections .................................................................................... 38
        Extermination / Pest Control Procedures ....................................................................................... 38

        Guests/Visitors ............................................................................................................................. 38
        Visitors ........................................................................................................................................... 38
        Privacy Hours ................................................................................................................................. 39
        Overnight Privileges .................................................................................................................... 389
        School-Break Overnight Guest Privileges...................................................................................... 40
        Holiday and Vacation Break Closure ............................................................................................. 40

        Maintenance and Repairs ............................................................................................................ 40

        Community Rights and Responsibilities ................................................................................... 41

        Respecting Others’ Rights .......................................................................................................... 41
        Noise .............................................................................................................................................. 41
        Alcohol............................................................................................................................................ 42
        Drugs .............................................................................................................................................. 42
        Smoking ......................................................................................................................................... 42
        Internet Use/Abuse ........................................................................................................................ 42
        Pets ................................................................................................................................................ 43
        Sexuality ......................................................................................................................................... 43
        Health and Wellness ...................................................................................................................... 43


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OUR DISCIPLINE .....................................................................................................................44

          The Honor System ....................................................................................................................... 44

          Philosophy of Discipline ............................................................................................................. 44

          Handling Violations ...................................................................................................................... 45
          The Honor Council ......................................................................................................................... 45
          Disiplinary Process and Consequence Guidelines ...................................................................... 476
          Hearing Process ............................................................................................................................. 47
          Communication Protocol ............................................................................................................... 47
          Appeals .......................................................................................................................................... 47


OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY ...............................................................................................48

          Identification Cards ...................................................................................................................... 48
          Empire State Building ..................................................................................................................... 48
          The King‟s College ......................................................................................................................... 48

          Keys and Access Cards .............................................................................................................. 49
          Key and Access Card Replacement .............................................................................................. 49
          Lock-out Procedures ...................................................................................................................... 49
          Lock Policy ..................................................................................................................................... 49
          Restricted Room Access ................................................................................................................ 50

          Right to Entry and Search ........................................................................................................... 50

          Renter’s Insurance ....................................................................................................................... 50

          Hazardous, Illegal or Prohibited Items ....................................................................................... 50

          Vandalism, Trespassing, and Other Property Destruction ...................................................... 52

          Hazing............................................................................................................................................ 52

          Sexual Harassment ...................................................................................................................... 52

          Respecting College Representatives ......................................................................................... 52

          Police Contact Information ......................................................................................................... 52

          Crime Statistics ............................................................................................................................ 53


OUR CAMPUS GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES ...................................................................54

          Academics .................................................................................................................................... 54
          College Catalog .............................................................................................................................. 54
          Student Portal ................................................................................................................................ 54
          Updating Personal Information ...................................................................................................... 54
          Registration .................................................................................................................................... 54
          Plagiarism (Cheating) .................................................................................................................... 55
          Academic Freedom ....................................................................................................................... 55

          Dress Code Standards................................................................................................................. 55
          Business-Casual Defined ............................................................................................................... 55

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         Helpful Guidelines .......................................................................................................................... 56
         Unacceptable Attire ........................................................................................................................ 56

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

         International Students ................................................................................................................. 56
         Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) ......................................................... 56
         Admission ....................................................................................................................................... 56
         School ............................................................................................................................................ 56
         Reentry ........................................................................................................................................... 57
         Transfer .......................................................................................................................................... 57
         Extension of Stay ........................................................................................................................... 57
         Notice of Address ........................................................................................................................... 57
         Arrival/Departure ............................................................................................................................ 57
         Financial Support ........................................................................................................................... 57
         Authorization to Release Information by School ............................................................................ 57
         Penalty ........................................................................................................................................... 57
         F-1 Visas ........................................................................................................................................ 58


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

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

         Campus Closing Information Line ............................................................................................. 59

         Emergency Phone Contact List .................................................................................................. 59

         Fire Prevention and Response ................................................................................................... 59
         Important Emergency Response Tips ............................................................................................ 59

         Medical .......................................................................................................................................... 60

         Recklessness ............................................................................................................................... 60


IMPORTANT EVENTS .............................................................................................................60
         Fall 2011 ........................................................................................................................................ 60
         Spring 2012 .................................................................................................................................... 61




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FROM THE DEAN OF STUDENTS

Dear Students,

We exist to influence the world‟s strategic institutions. After a century in which many Christians
chose to disengage from the public square, we seek to enter it and engage defining issues and
individuals in a civil and persuasive manner. I doubt you will find another college with a focus
that clear.

The fact that you‟re reading this means you‟ve made some important decisions. To your credit,
you‟ve chosen a challenging city, an academically rigorous college and, ultimately, the pursuit of
a significant life. You‟ve done what few students are willing to do. I commend you for the steps
you‟ve already taken on this road less traveled.

As you take the next steps on this road, it is vitally important that you continue to hone your
intellect, tune your moral compass and deepen your spiritual keel. We can give you the tools,
and even train you how to use them, but it‟s up to you to employ them.

To help guide you through your King‟s journey, we have prepared the Student Handbook. You
will find this resource to be a useful reference point for daily life at The King‟s College.

Much time, thought and energy have been invested to make your King‟s experience the best it
can possibly be. I look forward to partnering with you to shape the College and student life for all
students, both current and future.

I anticipate a great year ahead.

Sincerely,

David K. Leedy
Dean of Students




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


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


OUR HISTORY
The King‟s College was founded in 1938 in Belmar, New Jersey by Dr. Percy B. Crawford. In
1949, Crawford initiated Youth on the March, the first nationwide television show of any kind.
CNN later honored Crawford on the 50th anniversary of the first Youth on the March broadcast.

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

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

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

On January 1, 2003, the Board of Trustees of The King‟s College selected J. Stanley Oakes to
be the College‟s fourth president. President Oakes, a graduate in Classical Greek from the
University of Minnesota and in political theory from the University of Dallas, temporarily served
as the College‟s chancellor in 2008, during which time Andrew Mills became the interim
president.

President Oakes went on sabbatical in 2009, and after a nation-wide search, Dinesh D‟Souza
was named president of The King‟s College in August 2010. D‟Souza, a former White House
policy analyst and fellow at the Hoover Institute at Stanford, is a widely-known writer on politics
and religion.


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




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OUR COMMUNITY
House System
Main Contact: Shelli Cline, Assistant Dean of Students (scline@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/houses/default.html

Through student-led, mission-driven communities, the House System equips students to shape
the College today and society tomorrow. Every House bears the name of a notable historic
leader. Carefully selected, each namesake left a mark on history, stood against evil, and worked
toward society‟s betterment. Even though they were not perfect, they each displayed qualities
we deem worthy of emulation.

House of Susan B. Anthony
             President:               Alexandra Harrison
             Chamberlain:             Kari Sherman
             Helmsman:                Hannah Rawls
             Scholar:                 Jessica Lee
             Advisors:                Anna Peters and Katie Teubl

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

House of Clara Barton
             President:               Christina Stewart
             Chamberlain:             Natalie Nakamura
             Helmsman:                Elizabeth Dunn
             Scholar:                 Gabrielle Hanners
             Advisors:                Catherine and Dr. David Corbin

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

House of Dietrich Bonhoeffer
             President:               Greg Baumann
             Chamberlain:             Christian Stempert
             Helmsman:                Joseph Gebert
             Scholar:                 Andrew Debter
             Advisors:                Dan Woerner and Dr. Steve Salyers

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




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House of Winston Churchill
           President:                David Linamen
           Chamberlain:              Jonathan Sheaffer
           Helmsman:                 Grant DeArmitt
           Scholar:                  Noah Heinz
           Advisors:                 David Leedy and Dr. Joseph Loconte

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

House of Queen Elizabeth I
           President:                Charlotte Mayfield
           Chamberlain:              Katie Knowlden
           Helmsman:                 Caley Goins
           Scholar:                  Avery Briggs
           Advisors:                 Shelli Cline

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

House of C. S. Lewis
           President:                Tim Wainwright
           Chamberlain:              Sterling Clay
           Helmsman:                 Travis Drost
           Scholar:                  Eric Dorman
           Advisors:                 Dr. Brian Parker and Dr. Harry Bleattler

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

House of Ronald Reagan
           President:                Caz Crane
           Chamberlain:              Chris Lawrence
           Helmsman:                 Matt Nordby
           Scholar:                  Derek Reed
           Advisor:                  Eric Bennett and Dr. Brian Brenberg

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




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House of Corrie ten Boom
             President:               Clara Limback
             Chamberlain:             Becky Boss
             Helmsman:                Alessandra Haynes
             Scholar:                 Laura Cook
             Advisors:                Katrina Blank and Alissa Wilkinson

Mission:     We, the House of Corrie ten Boom, are sisters sharing in adventure, pursuing
             truth, and thriving together.
Values:      Peace. Joy. Valor.

House of Margaret Thatcher
             President:               Becca Peterson
             Chamberlain:             Catherine Darby
             Helmsman:                Catherine Ratcliffe
             Scholar:                 Crystal Plum
             Advisors:                Lori Woerner

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

House of Sojourner Truth
             President:               Michelle Lambdin
             Chamberlain:             Rosie Jonker
             Helmsman:                Maggie O‟Leary
             Scholar:                 Megan Fox
             Advisors:                Jennifer Tharp and Dawn Fotopulos

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

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

Houses are student-led, mission-driven communities consisting of 40-50 students plus faculty
and staff advisors. Student members form bonds as they shape the culture of their House.
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How It Works
Each House has a four-member Executive Team. Position responsibilities are as follows:

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

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

       Chamberlain
       Resolves roommate conflicts, maintains King‟s community standards, and provides
       emergency assistance.

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

Mutually Exclusive Leadership Positions
Because of the demanding nature of leadership, a member of the House Executive Team may
not simultaneously hold the position of Student Body President.

Assignments
House assignments are designed to intentionally distribute elements of difference (e.g.
geographic origin) among the Houses. This approach works to keep Houses diversified and to
build stronger communities. When placing new students, no indication of House choice is
accepted.

Students are challenged to work through difficulties and conflicts that arise, knowing that this is
integral both to the building of character and mature relationships. Therefore, students are
expected to remain with their assigned Houses throughout their entire four years at King‟s and
to actively engage in the life of their Houses.

Process of Changing Houses
Main contact: Shelli Cline, Assistant Dean of Students (scline@tkc.edu)

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

The process for such an exception to be considered is as follows:

      I.   Submit a written “Request for Change in House Membership” to the Assistant Dean
           of Students. This request must include:

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                a. The reason for the desired change
                b. If the request is due to conflict within the House, please provide:
                         i. Examples of attempts made to resolve conflicts with House members
                        ii. A brief summary of the outcome of those attempts
                c. Attempts to engage in House life during the year
                d. A preference for an alternative House
     II.   An interview will be conducted in order to:
                a. Ensure that there is no unresolved conflict
                b. Clarify any remaining questions or pertinent issues
    III.   The Assistant Dean of Students and the current House President will talk to obtain
           more information about the situation.
    IV.    If there are any issues that have not been resolved, the appropriate people may be
           called in to resolve conflict involving that student and his current House.
     V.    The current president of the House will take the matter to the House Executive Team
           and Staff Advisor. Together, they will decide if they are willing to release the student
           from the House.
    VI.    If released, the proposed House‟s president must be consulted to see if their House
           is willing to accept the student. The president will follow the same process of
           involving his Executive Team and Staff Advisor.
   VII.    Members of the proposed House will be notified of the possibility of this new addition
           to their House by the Assistant Dean of Students. They will have the opportunity to
           communicate any thoughts or concerns to the president prior to the final decision.
   VIII.   If the proposed House does not accept the new member, this same process will
           continue with a subsequent House.
    IX.    If the above process is pursued to its completion and all aforementioned criteria are
           met in a satisfactory way, the student‟s request will be granted and their membership
           will be officially changed.

Maintaining Good Standing
Good Standing
To continue as an official sponsored entity on campus, each House must be characterized by
the following:

      I.   The presence of an identifiable student Executive Team who:
              a. Demonstrate a commitment to the ongoing development of the House.
              b. Take responsibility for the life of the House and its members.
              c. Meet regularly to provide leadership.
              d. Demonstrate a commitment to the mission and values of the College.
     II.   An environment that is conducive to the spiritual, relational, and leadership
           development of incoming students:
              a. The House System is a core part of the King's experience; before college
                   administrators will entrust new members to a House, there must be a
                   reasonable degree of confidence that the House environment will be healthy
                   and a positive experience for House members.
              b. The House must have a President, Chamberlain, House Scholar, and
                   Helmsman committed to their role in the House.
    III.   Commitment to take the House competition seriously and participate in all scheduled
           events.
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     V.    The House must maintain a minimum collective GPA of 2.5. Houses achieving less
           than a 2.5 GPA, minus two lowest individual GPA‟s, are placed on probation.
              a. House forfeits grant money during the semester they are on probation.
              b. Competition winnings are set aside in an account which the House can
                  access at the end of the semester if they raise their GPA above 2.5. If they do
                  not raise their GPA by the end of the semester, the money reverts back to
                  The King‟s Council.

Poor Standing
If a House does not fulfill the minimum requirements to remain in good standing, the following
course of action will be followed:

      I.   The Assistant Dean of Students will evaluate the situation of the House in question.
     II.   A verbal warning will be issued to the president and Executive Team.
    III.   A written warning will be issued to the president and the Executive Team with copies
           given to the Faculty Advisor, Staff Advisor, and Dean of Students. The warning will
           include the issue at hand and specific instructions for recourse with a specified time
           period for adjustments.
    IV.    If there is no improvement, the House will be placed on probationary status for three
           months. A detailed list of expectations will be outlined with specific dates for progress
           reports. The Faculty and Staff Advisor will be involved with the House for the
           purpose of guidance and accountability. The Dean of Students will also be given a
           copy of probationary documents.
     V.    At the end of the probationary period, the House will undergo an evaluation including
           the staff and faculty who have been involved. One of three actions may be taken:
                a. Probation Terminated: If the situation has been resolved the House will be
                    taken off of probation.
                b. Probation Extended: If the situation remains unresolved an extension may be
                    granted for an additional month. If there is no indication of satisfactory
                    progress, the House Advisors and Dean of Students will consult to determine
                    the future status of the House.
                c. House Terminated: If deemed irreversible, the House charter will be revoked
                    and its members assigned to other Houses.

House Elections
Main Contact: Shelli Cline, Assistant Dean of Students (scline@tkc.edu)

During the spring semester, each House will hold leadership elections for the following year.
This process takes place after the Student Body President has been elected and has chosen his
or her cabinet. The subsequent process should be followed:

      I.   Executive Team Meeting
               a. The House Executive Team and House Advisors meet to discuss the election
                   process and nominations.
               b. Recommendations will be noted and explained to the House.
     II.   All House Meeting: Nominations
           Entire House meets together to discuss:
               a. Election Process (nominations, speeches, voting)
               b. Positions
                       i. Hand out job descriptions and discuss qualifications and
                          responsibilities for each role.

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                      ii. Clarify that if an individual is not eligible (GPA or otherwise) they
                          should decline the nomination.
                     iii. Current leaders explain qualifications needed for each position.
              c. Every member has opportunity to submit nominations
                       i. Nominations, including reasons for the nomination, are submitted by
                          members of the House.
                              1. A student can be nominated for more than one office.
                              2. A student can decline a nomination if he does not desire the
                                   role or if he does not meet the qualifications.
                              3. A student may nominate himself.
                      ii. Each nomination must be seconded by another House member.
                     iii. The President asks the nominee if he accepts the nomination prior to
                          placing the person‟s name on the ballot.
                     iv. A member of the Executive Team records the names and reasons for
                          the nominations.
                      v. At the close of the meeting, nominees are informed that they will be
                          given two to four minutes in the next meeting to speak to the House
                          before votes are taken.
   III.   Following the meeting, the President reviews nominations and removes those who
          are not qualified.
              a. President submits the nominees for the Chamberlain position to the Director
                  of Student Life for approval.
              b. Nominees who do not qualify are removed from the list and are notified of
                  their removal by the President.
   IV.    All House Meeting: Elections
              a. The President begins by reviewing the election process.
              b. The President announces nominees. Nominees for each position are given
                  two to four minutes to speak.
                  The following order is suggested:
                       i. President
                      ii. Chamberlain
                     iii. Helmsman
                     iv. Scholar
              c. All nominees for President leave the room. If current President is a nominee,
                  one of the House Advisors will step in. Discussion ensues among remaining
                  House members regarding qualifications of the candidates. Note: Advisors
                  should monitor the tone of the discussion to ensure that it stays focused on
                  qualifications and does not become overly critical.
                       i. Once discussion is done, nominees are called back into the room for
                          the vote.
                      ii. The vote is taken by anonymous paper ballot. All members,
                          nominees, and advisors are permitted to vote.
                     iii. Advisors count the ballots and present the results.
                     iv. If no one wins by a majority vote, at least 51%, there is to be a run-off
                          election between the two members who received the highest number
                          of votes.
                      v. If a person who is nominated for two or more positions is elected to
                          one position, he is automatically withdrawn from the ballot for the
                          remaining position.
                     vi. Process repeats for Chamberlain, etc.
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              a. Each House hosts an event to confirm and commission the new Executive
                  Team.
    VI.    Leadership Training and Preparation
              a. Current House leaders meet and train newly elected leaders. This may
                  happen through a weekend retreat or through multiple meetings between
                  current and newly elected leaders.
   VII.    Current and new leaders attend leadership lunch at the end of the semester.
   VIII.   The newly elected leaders attend The Summit in August.

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

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

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

      Stetson TV announcements
      TKC Weekly Email
      Posters
      The King‟s College Comprehensive Calendar (http://www.tkc.edu/abouttkc/calendar/)

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

Posters
All posters must be submitted to the Director of Student Services for approval. Once approved,
the student may place the poster(s) on designated bulletin boards and in stands.

Table tents may be placed on tables in the café one week before the event. Posters and fliers
should not be placed on tables in the café or library. Table space must be reserved through the
Office of Student Services. No posters or fliers may be taped, nailed or attached to the doors,
walls, or windows of the College.

Fundraising and Other Solicitation
The King‟s College reserves the right to determine what sales and/or fundraising efforts take
place on campus, including College housing, or use the College brand for promotional use. As a
result, all fundraising activities involving on-campus and housing facilities must receive prior
approval from the Office of Student Services.

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

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

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

To avoid event cancellation and/or denial, students should be mindful of the following:

      All events must be registered and approved via the Event Registration form.
      All Student Lounge events require prior approval from The King‟s Council.
      Complete an Event Registration Form at least 48 business hours prior to an event.
      Cancellations must be submitted at least 48 business hours prior to an event.
      Events in the Student Lounge should be open to the entire College.
      Rated “R” films must be approved by a supervising faculty or staff prior to viewing.
      Until confirmation is sent to the event coordinator, events are not to be publicized. All
       posters must be approved by the Director of Student Services.
      Set-up details for more than 50 attendees require the Facilities Manager prior approval.
      Alcoholic beverages may not be served at student events.
      Outside organizations using College space must be approved by the Chief
       Administrative Officer.
      Outside organizations using College space are not allowed to bring alcoholic beverages
       on campus without prior approval from the Chief Administrative Officer.
      Events taking place on the 15th floor and 330 Fifth Ave after hours (Monday through
       Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, all day) must have a staff or
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OUR CAMPUS
Empire State Building
Bursar
15th Floor

Café
Lower Lobby

City Room
Lower Lobby

Classrooms 1-6
Lower Lobby

Executive Administration
15th Floor

Financial Aid
Lower Lobby

Founders Room
15th Floor

Office of Admissions
Lower Lobby

Office of Career Development
15th Floor

Office of Institutional Advancement
15th Floor

Office of Student Life
Lower Lobby

Office of Student Development
Lower Lobby

Information Technology
Concourse Level

International Ventures
Lower Lobby




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Lost and Found
Lower Lobby

Rosezella-Battles Library
Lower Lobby

Main Reception
15th Floor

Manhattan Room
15th Floor

Media Lab
Concourse Level

Operations
Concourse Level

Registrar’s Office
Lower Lobby

Stetson Leadership Center
Lower Lobby

Student Lounge
Concourse Level

Student Services Desk
Lower Lobby

Student Services Conference Room
Lower Lobby




330 Fifth Avenue
Classrooms 7 & 8
330 Fifth Avenue

Faculty
330 Fifth Avenue and ESB 15th Floor

Office of the Provost
330 Fifth Avenue



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RESOURCES FOR STUDENT LIFE
Athletics
Main Contact: Sean Horan, Athletic Director (shoran@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/athletics/

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

There are three levels of competition at The King‟s College: Club Sports (with opportunity for
Intercollegiate competition), Intramural (through House competitions), Recreational (all students
welcome).

                 Club Sports                            Intramural             Recreational

        Men                      Women               Ultimate Frisbee        Fencing
   Cross Country           Cross Country           Basketball              Tennis
   Soccer                  Soccer                  Dodge ball              Ski/Snowboard
   Basketball              Basketball              Kickball
   Baseball                Volleyball              Basketball


Career Development
Main Contacts: Michele DeKonty, Director of Career Development (mdekonty@tkc.edu)
Alexandra Harrison, Student Assistant to the Director (advassistant2@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/careerservices/

The King‟s College Office of Career Development is a key part of the Office of Institutional
Advancement and Alumni Relations and is designed to help prepare students for successful
careers in strategic institutions. Its mission is to build and equip students with the fundamental
job skills needed to secure internships and post-graduate employment. Specifically, the Office of
Career Development assists students in developing individual plans for their long-term career
goals and in helping them make the transition from classroom to professional career. Services
include:

       Personalized resume consultations and long-term career development planning
       Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) self-assessments
       Seminars and workshops
       Specialized Interest Presentations
       Internship and Career Opportunity Postings (KINGlink)

Located on the 15th floor, please e-mail CareerServices@tkc.edu to schedule an appointment.
For KINGlink, please visit https://tkc-csm.symplicity.com/students.

Spiritual Life
Main Contact: Ray East, Director of Student Development (reast@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/spirituallife/

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The college years are a period in which many students develop a vibrant faith in God. We
emphasize the importance of students learning to take responsibility for their spiritual growth in
the context of Christian community. Student volunteers, called Student Fellows, are available in
each House to help students connect with a variety of campus and City opportunities to grow in
spiritual knowledge and devotion to Christ.

Opportunities for spiritual growth include:
    House small groups for Bible study and prayer.
    City Engagement and International Ventures, which provide opportunity for students to
      work with fellow House members in outreach and missions projects.
    The Spiritual Life Project, a weekly gathering of students from every House. Members of
      the Spiritual Life Project work to shape the student body into a Christ-centered
      community.
    Iron Exchange mentoring program, which helps students find mature Christian mentors
      to provide wisdom, guidance and support.
    The Tent, a student-led, weekly worship gathering.
    Church involvement: We encourage all students to become members of local churches
      to foster spiritual growth. For a list of local congregations, see:
      http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/churches.asp

Counseling
Main Contacts: Brent Bounds, Director of Counseling (counseling@tkc.edu)
Stacey Chen, Counselor (counseling@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/counseling.html

The King‟s College Counseling Center provides a safe and confidential setting in which students
can explore personal concerns in order to achieve satisfying relationships, gain self-awareness,
improve academic performance, set personal goals, and make career and life choices. The
Counseling Center‟s mission is to assist students in maintaining their optimum level of health
and wellness so that they are best able to achieve their goals. Our counseling philosophy is a
holistic approach which focuses on the emotional, physical, academic, social and spiritual
growth of each student. The King‟s College Counseling Center is available to all students
without charge. All files are confidential and not a part of a student‟s educational record.

The College has established partnerships with Redeemer Counseling Services as well as
several other individuals and organizations in New York City to meet the counseling and
psychiatric needs of the student body. These partnerships provide a range of helpful Christian
counseling resources (at significantly reduced rates) including access to licensed professionals,
counseling support groups, intern counselors, and psychiatrists. Information about referrals can
be found at http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/counseling2.html.

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

Boom Fitness
Park Ave. Bet. 34th and 35th, Manhattan
Website: http://www.boomfitness.com/
This is ideal for those living in Midtown. Students pay $299 for 9 months.

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Ludlow Fitness
100 Delancey Street, Manhattan (Across from the SVA building)
Website: http://www.ludlowfitness.com/
Ideal for those living in Ludlow. Students pay $269 for 9 months.

Eastern Athletics
43 Clark St. Brooklyn
Website: http://easternathleticclubs.com/
Ideal for those living in the Clark St. residence. Students pay $350 for 9 months.


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

The King‟s College requires all full-time students to show proof of health insurance. Instructions
for doing so can be found at: http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/insurance.html.

If students do not have health insurance through a parent or guardian, King‟s offers a
customized student health insurance plan administered and underwritten by United Health Care
at a price suited to a student's budget. United Health Care provides year-round coverage to
over 335,000 students at colleges and universities with access to more than 563,000 physicians
and other health care professionals as well as 4,800 hospitals. For a full description of coverage
including costs, benefits, exclusions, any reductions and limitations, and the terms under which
the coverage may remain in force, contact United Healthcare Student Resources at 800-767-
0700, or visit www.UHCSR.com.

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

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

International Ventures
Main Contact: Elijah McCready, Global Engagement Coordinator (intventures@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/international/

International Ventures are strategic projects organized by The King‟s College that provide
students and faculty opportunities to engage political, religious, and economic issues in other
nations. Trip participants interact with national leaders and collaborate with top universities.
International Ventures teams, which typically consist of 8 to 15 students plus staff and faculty,
put feet to the mission of The King‟s College as they discuss Aristotle, Augustine and Adam
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Jobs and Employment (KINGlink)
Main Contact: CareerServices@tkc.edu
Website: https://tkc-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

      Student Employment Clearance Form. This form requires the signatures of the Registrar
       to verify academic eligibility, the Bursar to verify that the student is in good financial
       standing with the College, and student‟s signature verifying that the student has read
       and understands how many hours s/he can work per semester.

Once hired, a student must complete the following forms:

      W-4
      I-9 with proper identification
      Passport OR Drivers License and Social Security card
      Direct Deposit
      Voided Check or Direct Deposit letter from Bank

No payment will be made to a student until all required forms have been filed with Human
Resources. Student employment will automatically be terminated three (3) days after start date
if valid I-9 identification is not submitted to Human Resources.


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

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

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

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

Student Services Desk
Location: Lower Lobby
Main Contact: studentservices@tkc.edu or 212-659-7285
Follow us on Twitter: @TKCStuServ

This is the place to access information about King‟s and New York City. Student Services
Representatives are prepared to answer College-related questions or to locate the answer if
necessary. Student Services is committed to providing opportunities, resources, and solutions
for matters related to a King‟s constituent, whether in the College or New York City.

FOUNDATIONS
Main Contact: Jennifer Tharp, Director of Student Services (jtharp@tkc.edu)

FOUNDATIONS is a series of seminars purposed to equip freshmen with practical information
that will help them succeed in their first semester. Attendance is required at each seminar for all
entering freshmen; a fine of $50 will be issued for missing one or more session(s). Transfer
students who were formerly enrolled full-time at another institution of
higher education are not required to attend.

The Learning Center
Main Contact: Jennifer Brown, Student Success Coordinator (jbrown@tkc.edu)

The Learning Center houses a collection of academic support services and programs including:

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

Gothamize Yourself Blog
Website: http://gothamizeyourself.blogspot.com/

Gothamize Yourself is a blog of deals and activities in New York City, maintained by the Office
of Student Services.

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

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

The King’s Council
Website: http://www.thekingscouncil.com

President                            Madison Peace (mpeace@tkc.edu)
Director of Finance                  Katie Lay (klay@tkc.edu)
Director of Student Events           Clara Lefever (clara.lefever@tkc.edu)
Director of Student Organizations    Kirk (Alec) Nixon (kirk.nixon@tkc.edu)
Director of Communications           Jonathan Roberts (jonathan.roberts@tkc.edu)

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

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

Student Organizations are recommended through The King‟s Council and approved by the
Dean of Students. To see a list of current student organizations, please visit:
http://www.thekingscouncil.com/home/organizations. To learn more about student
organizations, see the Student Organizations Handbook at
http://www.tkc.edu/students/leadership/orgs/pdf/Student%20Organization%20Handbook.pdf.

Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC)
Main Contact: Office of Admissions (info@tkc.edu)
Scholarship Information: Anna Peters, Director of Financial Aid (apeters@tkc.edu)

The King‟s College works with students in Army ROTC. Through classes and field training,
ROTC provides men and women with the tools to become an Army Officer without interfering


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with their academic classes. ROTC also provides participants with scholarships while enhancing
the college experience.

If you are enrolled at The King‟s College and are interested in enrolling in Army ROTC, start by
taking an Army ROTC basic elective course. If you have at least two or more years remaining
toward your undergraduate degree, but not enough time to complete the Basic Course, you may
enter the Army ROTC Advanced Course by completing the Leader's Training Course held at
Fort Knox, Kentucky, during the summer.

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions to learn about the numerous ways to
participate in Army ROTC and the incentives available, including opportunities to compete for
two, three, or four-year scholarships.

OUR TRADITIONS
Basketball Competition
All-campus House Competition event

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

City Engagement
Community outreach

Convocation
The assemblage of The King‟s College community to inaugurate an academic year

Commencement Weekend
Honors graduates and promotes the College to potential donors

Distinguished Visitor Series
Lectures and interviews with today‟s finest thinkers

Drama Competition
Fall all-campus event

Fall Retreat
Weekend away from campus to worship, hear speakers, and form college bonds

Great Race
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Homecoming
Students versus Alumni soccer match and other events to celebrate the heritage of The King‟s
College

Honor Code Ceremony
A solemn assembly designed to formally induct incoming students into The King‟s College

House Competition
A series of events conducted throughout the academic year that begins with the Great Race
and culminates with Interregnum; the champion House name is inscribed on the House Cup

House Elections
Elections held every spring semester after the election of the Student Body President and
cabinet member selection

Interregnum
A three-day all-campus event to explore a relevant theme (e.g. “Tradition & Innovation”)

Intramural Sports
Athletic aspects of the House Competition that include Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball and Dodge
ball

Inviso
Weekends designed to give prospective students and parents a glimpse of The King‟s College

New Student Orientation
Four days before fall semester classes purposed to orient new students to The King‟s College

Parents Weekend
Parents of King‟s students visit their students in New York City

Red and Green Affair
An all-campus Christmas party hosted by the Houses of Lewis and Thatcher

Spring Formal
Sponsored by The King‟s Council, an upscale social event to gather students, faculty, staff, and
College friends, celebrate the year‟s achievements, and mark the end of the Student Body
President‟s term

Statesmanship Forum
Monthly training sessions attended by the Statesmanship Institute (students holding positions
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Summit
Intensive week-long, workshop designed to prepare House leaders and The King‟s Council
cabinet members for the upcoming academic year

WHERE AND HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER
Main Contacts: Dan Woerner, Director of Student Life (reslife@tkc.edu)
Residence Life Student Workers and Chamberlains

King‟s students enjoy living in the Midtown, Lower East Side, and Brooklyn Heights
neighborhoods of New York City. The King‟s College community is distinct, while also living
among other New York City residents. This creates unique opportunities and responsibilities.
Students currently reside in the following buildings:

       The Herald Towers
       50 West 34th Street, New York, NY 10001
       Security: 212-736-5700 x 201

       The Vogue
       990 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10018
       Security: 212-239-2990

       Ludlow Residence
       101 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002
       Security: 212-592-2001

       Clark Street Residence
       8 Clark Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
       Security: TBA

Housing Amenities
Room Furnishings
Herald Towers and Vogue Apartments
The Herald Towers and Vogue offer one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartments that house three
students. Every apartment has the following appliances, furniture, and housewares:

      Couch
      Table and Chairs
      One Desk Per Student
      Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave
      Twin Beds/Dresser/Lamps
      Pots, pans, dishes, cups and silverware (for three)

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

Rooms are equipped with:

      Bunkable/loftable beds (extra-long mattress 36” x 80”)
      Desks and chairs
      Personal closet nooks and dressers
      Refrigerator/microwave combo units
      Direct TV and internet jacks

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

Clark Street
The Clark Street Residence offers double occupancy studio apartments. Each room has its own
living space, kitchen area, and bathroom.

Rooms are equipped with:

      Beds (36” x 75”)
      Desks and Chairs
      Refrigerator, Stove, Microwave, and Flat Screen TV
      Pots, pans, dishes, cups and silverware (for two)

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

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

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

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

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

Clark Street
Residents have access to laundry facilities in the basement, a student lounge, an outdoor patio
and a rooftop deck. The building is a short walk from the Promenade, with an incredible view of

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the Manhattan skyline. The laundry facilities and student lounge are available 24 hours a day.
Quiet hours are:

       Monday - Friday morning                          1:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
       Saturday - Sunday morning                        2:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The outdoor patio and rooftop are closed during quiet hours.

Front Desk and Security
The front desk, located in the main lobby of each building, is the communication center for
residents. Services include:

       Package delivery
       Emergency maintenance concerns
       Visitor assistance
       Emergency assistance

The front desk operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To contact the front desk at The
Herald Towers, Vogue or Ludlow, use the intercom located on the entryway wall of each
apartment/dorm room. The King‟s College is not held liable for personal items left at any front
desk locations.

Ludlow and Clark Street Security
Front desk security is responsible for monitoring guest and security policies. When entering the
building, residents must present their identification card to the security officer. Guests are
required to leave photo identification with the front desk while visiting.

Students and guests are required to provide photo identification when requested by a security
officer or other college official. If students have a concern regarding security services, they
should speak to a Resident Director.

Trash and Garbage Disposal
The Herald Towers, Vogue, and Ludlow Residence
Garbage disposal and recycle bins are located on every floor near the elevators.

Clark Street Residence
Garbage disposal and recycle bins are located in the rear of the building. Students are
responsible for taking out garbage as needed.

Garbage may not be stored or piled up in student rooms. Residents may not temporarily place
garbage in the hallway of any building.

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

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

Mail and Packages
Mail is delivered to mailboxes located on the ground level of each residence building.
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Package deliveries are kept in a package room at The Vogue and at the front desks of the
Herald Towers, Ludlow, and Clark Street residences. When deliveries are received:

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

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

Upon leaving King‟s housing or transitioning rooms mid-year, students are responsible for
updating their mailing addresses. This can be done online at usps.com. The College is not
responsible for any mail received after a student has moved out.

Applying For Residential Housing
Initial Housing Applications (New Residents)
New resident applicants must submit an online application, $50 non-refundable application fee,
signed housing contract, and $400 security deposit. The deposit is held as security against any
property damage during a student‟s time in King‟s housing. It is refunded upon a satisfactory
check-out (i.e., no damage, improper checkout or cleaning fees).

Placement in housing is dependent upon room availability. After the Office of Student Life
receives a signed housing contract and deposit, the Bursar is notified and the first semester bill
is generated. Housing payment for each semester is due on or before July 31st, 2011 (Fall) and
December 31st, 2011 (Spring). Rooms may be reassigned if payment is not received.

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

Housing Payment Plans
Main Contact: Fanny Perez, Bursar (fperez@tkc.edu or 212-659-7200 x3121)

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

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

Room Assignments and Change Requests
The housing contract stipulates that only the student who is assigned a space by the Office of
Student Life can occupy that space. Any vacant space may be assigned to another student
selected by The King‟s College without prior notification to fellow residents. No student is

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permitted to transfer or assign any rights obtained through the housing contract to any other
person.

Roommate assignments are made without regard to disability, race, religion, creed or national
origin. The Office of Student Life makes every effort to honor preferences noted on housing
applications, but cannot guarantee all requests. Regardless of how well roommates seem to
match, traits such as cooperation, compassion and communication are the keys to making
roommate relationships successful. Flexibility and an open mind will contribute to developing
life-long friendships.

While The King‟s College reserves the right to modify room assignments, room changes are not
our primary means of intervention for roommate conflict; instead, we encourage students to gain
skills to resolve differences with the help of their Helmsman, Chamberlain, House Advisor or
Resident Director as needed.

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

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

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

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

The request will be discussed by the student‟s House Advisor and the Student Life team. If it is
clear that the student has tried to resolve issues but nothing has changed, a room change will
be considered, if space permits. In a case where a room change is offered, Student Life
contacts potential future roommates to prepare for the move and guides all parties involved
through the transition process.

All room change requests must be submitted to the Office of Student Life before Thanksgiving
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Moving In and Out
Main Contact: Residence Life Student Workers and Chamberlains

                    Fall 2011                                     Spring 2012
 New Student              Saturday                New Student            Thursday
 Check-in                 8/20/2011               Check-in               1/5/2012
                          9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.                          9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Returning Student       Friday                   Returning Student       N/A
 Check-in                8/19/2011                Check-in
                         9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 Check-out if not        Thursday                 All Student Check-out   Monday
 returning spring        12/15/2011                                       5/7/2012
 semester                Before 5:00 p.m.                                 Before 5:00 p.m.

Check-In
Returning Student check-in takes place on Friday, August 19, 2011 and New Student check-in
take place on Saturday, August 20, 2011. Students who check in at other times will need to
make arrangements with the Office of Student Life by contacting reslife@tkc.edu. Improper
check-ins may incur fees.

Check-Out
Student check-out for Fall 2011 takes place on Thursday, December 15, and for Spring 2012 on
Monday, May 7. Students checking-out during the regular academic year must make prior
arrangements with the Office of Student Life by contacting reslife@tkc.edu. Improper check-outs
may incur fees.

Students must schedule a check-out appointment with their Residence Life Student Worker,
remove all personal belongings, and clean their room/apartment before checking-out (in
accordance with the Cleaning Inspection Checklist, which can be obtained from Residence Life
Student Workers). At the time of the check-out appointment, a Residence Life Student Worker
will complete the Student Assigned Furniture Assessment and Apartment Condition Report
(Room Condition Report for Ludlow) with the student. The Residence Life Student Worker will
collect keys/access cards and make note of any changes. The room should be left in the same
condition in which it was found. After check-out a member of the Facilities Management
department will check the apartment/room to determine if any fines will be charged for damaged
College property and unclean conditions. If a student moves out at any time during the
academic year without obtaining an approved cancellation, he or she will continue to be
responsible for all housing charges through the end of the academic year.

Departure Checklist

Students must perform the following prior to vacating rooms/apartments:

     CLEAN
        Tub
        Toilet
        Stove

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            Oven
            Floor
            Microwave
            Refrigerator

     REMOVE all personal belongings

     SWEEP AND DUST the entire space

     REMOVE marks from
        Walls
        Ceilings
        Floors
        Carpet
        Furniture
        Counter tops

     RETURN furniture to its original condition and location

     REQUEST a Residence Life Student Worker check-out appointment at least 24 hours
     prior to departure

     RETURN all keys and building access cards to the designated Residence Life Student
     Worker

     COMPLETE a change of address form at the U.S. Post Office or by going to
     www.usps.com

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

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

Freight Elevators
The Herald Towers
Freight elevator use is free during normal business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) with an
approved Rental Office Pass, which can be arranged by contacting the Office of Student Life 24
hours in advance. For usage outside of normal business hours, there is a $50/hour charge.

All non-luggage (e.g. furniture, televisions, luggage carts, boxes, etc.) must be moved via the
freight elevator and 33rd Street back entrance. Under no circumstances should furniture or
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The Vogue
With at least 48 hours advance notice, The Vogue offers free freight elevator use at all times.
Please contact the Office of Student Life to arrange assistance when moving large and/or heavy
items in or out of the building.

Ludlow and Clark Street
The Ludlow and Clark Street Residence buildings do not have freight elevators.

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

      Painting
      Wallpaper, contact paper, or other strong adhesives
      Large screws or large nails
      Concrete anchors in walls, ceilings and doors

Students may use pushpins and small finishing nails; however, these items must be removed
prior to check-out. Please ask a Student Life or Operations Department staff member if you
have any questions regarding decorations.

Room Assessments and Damages
Main contact: Residence Life Student Worker, Resident Director at reslife@tkc.edu

Room assessments are completed when a student moves into residential housing and after he
or she departs. Each student must review and sign required forms, including the following:

      Student Assigned Furniture Assessment (SAFA) - records the condition of assigned
       items (e.g. bed, desk, chair). Required for Herald Towers, Vogue, and Clark Street
       residents.
      Apartment Condition Report (ACR) – records the condition of shared apartment items.
       Required for Herald Towers, Vogue, and Clark Street residents.
      Room Condition Report (RCR) – records the condition of room and room furnishings.
       Required for Ludlow residents.

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

Ludlow Common Area Damage and Property Liability
No students are permitted to take, damage, or deface (with graffiti markers, paints or other
means) any residence hall property. Costs to repair, replace or restore college property to its
original condition will be billed to the responsible student(s). The person(s) responsible will also
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Damage to common areas of the Ludlow Residence is assessed at the end of each semester. If
the individual or group responsible for any damage is not identified, the cost of the damage will
be divided among the total resident population and deducted from their housing deposits.

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

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

      Cancellation of one‟s housing reservation for the following year
      A hold on one‟s records, transcripts, and registration

In addition to room damage fees, the following are standard policies when students do not
comply with Student Life move-out procedures:

      Failure to complete a proper check-out: $50 (minimum fee) to $400
      Room cleaning: $100/hour

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

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

      Overnight guest policies
      Privacy hours

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

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

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

      Sweep all floors

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

Students living in carpeted apartments may check out a vacuum cleaner by contacting their
Residence Life Student Worker and submitting an ID card. The ID card will be returned upon the
vacuum‟s return.

Monthly Apartment and Room Inspections
Main contact: Residence Life Student Worker

Residence Life Student Workers conduct monthly room inspections for all students in King‟s
housing in accordance with standards defined by the Office of Student Life. Room inspections
are the joint responsibility of all persons residing in a room or apartment. In preparation for
these inspections, residents must comply with the Room Inspection Checklist, which can be
found at http://www.tkc.edu/students/forms/.

At least one resident must be present during a room inspection. The room will be given an
automatic fail if no one is home at the scheduled inspection time. When a room fails for any
reason, the Residence Life Student Worker will schedule a follow up re-inspection, to take place
within 72 hours of the original appointment time. A room must eventually receive a passing
grade.

Rooms failing inspection for the second time over the course of an academic year are
automatically fined ($50 per resident) with the option of bringing in a professional cleaning
service. If the room does not use a professional service, they must clean the room to inspection
standards within the allotted timeframe.

The College has a right to contract a cleaning service at any time if an apartment is deemed
unsanitary. The cleaning charge (approximately $100/hour) is billed directly to the residents‟
student accounts.

Extermination / Pest Control Procedures
Exterminators make regular visits to The Herald Towers and Ludlow Residences.

To request pest control services at The Vogue, Clark Street, fill out a King‟s College
Maintenance Request on the College website at
http://www.tkc.edu/students/forms/maintenance.html.

To request pest control services at Ludlow, fill out a work order at the security desk.

Guests/Visitors
Visitors
Residents may host guests during visiting hours as long as guests do not cause roommate
conflict or interfere with study time. Guests are expected to comply with all College policies and
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guests. Should guests violate any of The King‟s College rules and regulations, the College may
deny them permission to be on housing premises.

The following policies are in place to ensure safety and respect in our community:

       Hosts must accompany guest(s) at all times
       Hosts may not give their keys/IDs to guests at any time
       Residents and guests must avoid congregating in public areas such as balconies,
        hallways, or stairwells
       Residents and guests must avoid sitting, standing, or walking on ledges (i.e. Vogue
        rooftop) or fire escapes

Privacy Hours
The following guest-restricted hours are reserved for residents only. When all roommates give
expressed consent, privacy hours do not apply to same-gender students.

The Herald Towers, Vogue, and Clark Street (Clark Street rooftop and patio are closed during
privacy hours)

       Monday - Friday morning                          1:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
       Saturday - Sunday morning                        2:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Ludlow Privacy Hours

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

Overnight Privileges
Guidelines for hosting an overnight guest at any King‟s housing location are as follows:

       Opposite gender guests are not permitted to stay overnight.
       Each roommate must give written consent by signing an Overnight Guest Request Form
        (http://www.tkc.edu/students/forms/pdf/OvernightGuestForm.pdf) prior to guest invitation.
       Completed Overnight Guest Request Forms must be submitted to Residence Life
        Student Workers at least 24 hours in advance (48-72 hour notice recommended).
       Residents can host overnight visitors for a maximum of three consecutive days in a
        seven-day period, and no more than ten nights in a month.
       The maximum cumulative semester stay for any guest is six nights.
       Residents must be present during guest‟s stay and are responsible for the guest‟s
        actions.
       For Ludlow residents only: Once approval is granted by a Residence Life Student
        Worker, residents must obtain an overnight pass by visiting the Ludlow security desk
        and requesting that a pass be issued/signed by a Ludlow security officer before 11:00
        p.m. on the day of a requested overnight visit.
       Guest and/or host behavior inconsistent with The King‟s College expectations may result
        in revocation of guest privileges and/or other disciplinary action deemed necessary to
        ensure safety and security of the King‟s community.

Ludlow Visitors
Maximum occupancy follows established fire codes and allows no more than two guests per
resident. All guests are required to sign in at the security desk and show a valid photo ID. The
guest‟s ID will be held at the security desk while the guest is in the building. All guests must

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leave residence hall premises by 11:00 p.m., unless prior approval to stay overnight has been
granted by your Residence Life Student Worker. If a visitor stays past 11:00 p.m., security or a
Resident Director will escort him or her off the premises. Failure to follow the guest policy will
result in loss of guest privileges and disciplinary action.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ludlow
If a student‟s room needs repair, the student should fill out a maintenance request form online at
*tma.sva.edu. Clogged toilets, water leaks or other emergency repairs should be reported
immediately to the front security desk.

The King‟s College and building management reserve the right to enter rooms to perform
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*Site only accessible at Ludlow.

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


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

       Receive written copies of College                 Addressing Honor Code violations
        housing policies which govern
        individual and group behavior                     Monitoring guest behavior

       Expect respect and personal property              Respecting others‟ rights and privacy
        safety

       Study without interference                        Keeping noise levels to a minimum

       Be free from intimidation, harassment             Immediately reporting hate crimes
        or hate crimes on the basis of race,
        color, national origin, ancestry, gender,         Positively contributing to the overall
        religion, age, disability and sexual               community
        orientation
                                                          Cooperating and fulfilling reasonable
       Access staff providing assistance,                 College staff and official requests
        guidance, and support as needed
                                                          Attending roommate meetings and
       Request and expect roommates to                    working through issues that may arise
        attend meetings for the purpose of                 to their best of their ability
        resolving issues and living well
        together


Respecting Others’ Rights
Students are expected to conduct themselves with proper respect for the rights, property, and
privileges of other residents. Individuals whose behavior violates these expectations may be
subject to disciplinary action and/or removal from the College or College housing. If behaviors
present an imminent threat to self or others, or represent an egregious and willful affront to the
rights of others, the student may be removed without prior notice, pending judicial review. Final
disposition in judicial matters shall be the responsibility of the Dean of Students, the Honor
Council, or the Appeals Board.

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


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       Practicing or playing musical instruments in stairwells
       Loud audio, radio, television or other equipment
       Talking on the phone in hallways

Alcohol
The King‟s College abides by New York State and federal laws, which stipulate that alcohol is
illegal for anyone under 21 years old. The following alcohol consumption guidelines apply to all
students:
      Alcohol is not served at student events.
      No student or student organization is allowed to purchase alcohol with College funds.
      Students are not permitted to consume alcohol (with the exception of specifically labeled
         cooking wine used for meals) on campus or in housing owned or leased by the College,
         including balconies, stairwells, laundry rooms, roofs and other common areas.
      The College neither condemns nor condones the consumption of alcoholic beverages as
         an act unto itself. We do, however, desire that students who partake do so maturely and
         with prudence.

As The King‟s College community strives to embody a Christian worldview, our approach to
alcohol consumption is shaped by the teachings of Scripture. These include:

       Exhortation to honor God in everything, no matter how seemingly insignificant
        (1 Corinthians 10:31)
       Command to do nothing that will cause harm to another (1 Corinthians 8:12-13)
       Instruction to exercise self-control and avoid drunkenness (Galatians 5:22-23; Ephesians
        5:18)
       Expectation that Christians are to submit to laws instituted by the government (Romans
        13:1-7)

Drugs
The King‟s College supports municipal, state, and federal laws governing the possession, use
and/or sale of controlled substances. Violations of these laws are not tolerated. Any student
found to be using/abusing, distributing, selling, or assisting in the sale of a controlled substance
will be subject to disciplinary action.

Smoking
With the exception of The Vogue and Clark Street rooftops, The King‟s College does not permit
smoking on campus or campus-related property. This includes common areas such as
balconies, stairwells, laundry rooms, and the Ludlow outdoor terrace.

Internet Use/Abuse
Examples of inappropriate internet usage include:

       Unauthorized use of another student‟s e-mail account or any other account maintained
        by the College. Any attempt to obtain unauthorized access is included in this prohibition.
       Any attempt to inhibit authorized access to data, mail or programs stored on e-mail or
        voice mail systems.
       Any effort to prevent the college from monitoring e-mail, voice mail, or internet systems.
       Transmission of obscene or harassing messages to any other individual (obscenity,
        ethnic slurs, racial comments, off-color jokes, etc.).
       Use of the e-mail, voicemail, or internet system to violate any other policy of the college.

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      Any illegal, unethical, or other activity that could adversely affect the college including
       the college‟s reputation or image.
      Accessing sexually oriented internet sites or the receipt, storage, or transmission of
       sexually oriented material.
      Unauthorized downloading of software, movies or intellectual property.
      Unauthorized duplication of copyrighted materials for use or distribution.
      Posting inaccurate, inappropriate, and unlawful business information.
      Unauthorized attempts to break into any computer that belongs to the College.
      Copying, sending, or posting confidential materials of the College.
      Sending chain letters.

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

Inappropriate internet use may result in disciplinary action, including dismissal and/or
suspension.

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

Sexuality
The King‟s College promotes a lifestyle consistent with biblical teaching: sexual intercourse is a
gift from God to be enjoyed within a married, monogamous, heterosexual relationship. Except
for married students, sexual intercourse is not allowed on The King‟s College campus and/or
College housing, including its common areas (e.g. balconies, stairwells).

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

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

Additionally, The King‟s College reserves the right to refer a student for a psychological,
psychiatric or alcohol/drug evaluation as a pre-condition to continue attending classes and
residing in College housing. In such cases, results are used to determine a mutually beneficial
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OUR DISCIPLINE
The Honor System
Main Contact: David Leedy, Dean of Students (dleedy@tkc.edu)

The Honor System at The King‟s College exists to foster in students a resolve to live above the
intellectual and moral mediocrity of our day. Honor governs the academic and social
atmosphere of The King‟s College community, engendering an atmosphere of trust and
honesty, making pursuit of truth possible.

A King‟s education involves becoming a person marked by courage, fortitude and virtue - one
who does not take moral shortcuts, but who embraces the harder road of honor. It is these
individuals who are prepared to offer principled leadership in strategic institutions.

Every student, faculty and staff member makes a public pledge to uphold the Honor Code and
shared community expectations outlined in The Student Handbook. This pledge is signified in
their signing the Honor Code during New Student Orientation.
Specifically, the Honor Code states:

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

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

The viability of The King‟s College community depends on every member, which is why the
second part of the Honor Code is essential. Students are expected to confront one another
when breaches of honor occur.

Philosophy of Discipline
The King‟s College has a distinctive philosophy of discipline. The following principles guide how
disciplinary concerns are addressed:

   1. Honor: The King‟s College is a community of honor, summoning all members to know
      what‟s right, count the cost, and do what‟s required. Disciplinary issues are rooted in
      dishonorable choices.
   2. Redemption: The College‟s approach to discipline, shaped by the Gospel of Jesus
      Christ, is redemptive; we aim to restore students to a right relationship with God and with
      one another. Even when consequences are assigned, the goal is restoration and moral
      growth.
   3. Community: Honor shapes how individuals relate to one another. Confrontation occurs
      in the context of relationship. Houses, which are smaller communities of honor within the
      larger community, are ideal contexts for accountability and confrontation.
   4. Heart: While external actions matter, we pursue the underlying heart issues that lead to
      particular behaviors. Unless issues are addressed at this level, the behavior will return.
      We foster an environment marked by honesty and acceptance in which deeper issues
      can be brought to the surface and discussed.


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   5. Leadership: Every member of the King‟s community is called to live honorably.
      However, those entrusted with leadership carry the added weight of their influence,
      positive or negative, on those around them. Those who manifest a pattern of
      dishonorable behavior will be removed from official leadership roles.

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

           1. Notify the offending student‟s House Staff Advisor within 48 hours or
           2. Be reported to the Staff Advisor

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

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

Third Offense – Meet with the Dean of Students: With a third breach of honor, the student
will meet with the Dean of Students who will make a determination if the matter will go before
the Honor Council. Consequences deemed appropriate and beneficial to the student and the
community will be assigned by the Honor Council. Depending upon the nature and severity of
the offense, consequences may include probation, removal from College housing or
suspension.

Exceptions: Cases involving illegal activity or potential harm to other King‟s community
members will be elevated immediately to the Honor Council.

The Honor Council
The Honor Council, the College judicial body, upholds the moral and ethical standards of The
King‟s College. Chaired by the Dean of Students or alternate designee, the Honor Council is
comprised of four student representatives, one faculty representative, and one staff
representative. Student representatives are appointed by their respective Houses. The Council
adjudicates cases involving issues that threaten the viability of the King‟s community, including:

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

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

The Council has the authority to assign consequences for infractions, including restitution,
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The Honor Council refers criminal complaints to local authorities for investigation and
prosecution. Upon review of grievances, the Honor Council will determine disciplinary action.

Disciplinary Process and Consequence Guidelines
The following chart serves as a guideline for how honor infractions are handled. As
circumstances shape the nuances of particular cases, the Honor Council reserves the right to
determine stipulations as the incident warrants.


                           Category                  Process             Consequences            Student Leaders
                         E.g. Smoking in Three stage process         Varies by situation;    1st Offense: Initial
                         housing; visitation 1st Offense: Student- may include removal       student-to-student
                         violations; dress to-student                from housing,           confrontation is
                         code violations;    confrontation; House educational program,       followed up by Student
Community Standard
Violation of Policy or




                         possession of       Staff Advisor notified fines, disciplinary      Development member
                         alcohol in housing;                         probation, suspension
                         lying               2nd: Staff Advisor      or expulsion            2nd: Removal from
                                             confronts student                               leadership
                                             (Advisor may allow
                                             members of student's
                                             House Executive Team
                                             to address the student)

                                               3rd: Dean of Students
                                               addresses situation;
                                               student may stand
                                               before Honor Council
                         Misdemeanors          Three stage process; Same as above            Same as above
                         E.g. Underage         Elevate to Dean of
                         drinking              Students upon 2nd
                                               offense
      Illegal Activity




                         More severe           Immediately elevate to Depends on severity 1st Offense: Removal
                         E.g. Drug             Dean of Students       of case; disciplinary from leadership
                         possession;                                  probation likely on 1st
                         serving alcohol to                           offense, suspension or
                         under-aged                                   expulsion on 2nd
                         individuals; theft;
                         hazing;
                         harassment
                         (racial, sexual,
                         etc.); assault
                         E.g. Plagiarism;      Immediately elevate to 1st Offense: Fail      1st Offense: Removal
Dishonesty
Academic




                         cheating              Dean of Students       assignment             from leadership (for
                                                                                             deliberate
                                                                      2nd: Fail course       plagiarism/cheating)

                                                                      3rd: Suspension




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

Communication Protocol
In order for the House System to function optimally, student leaders may need to be advised
when issues arise involving members of their House. In those cases, the following protocol will
be followed.

When a student has committed an honor infraction that results in him/her going before the Dean
of Students or before the Honor Council, or when a student is facing a significant mental or
physical health concern, the House Staff Advisor will be copied on communication relevant to
the situation.

The House Staff Advisor will follow the procedure outlined below:
   1. The Advisor will determine whether it is appropriate to inform the House President.
      When determining what to disclose to the President, the Advisor will consider the
      following:
      a. What is best for the student, especially in terms of support, accountability, and
           protection of privacy?
      b. Will the President, and possibly the executive team, handle the information maturely
           and respond in a redemptive manner?
   2. The Advisor and President will determine whether it is appropriate to inform the rest of
      the House Executive Team.
   3. The Advisor will ensure that information relayed to students (Advisor to President;
      President to Executive team) happens face-to-face rather than by email.

Only essential information will be relayed, i.e. name of student(s) involved, basic information
about the incident, and, after the Honor Council has convened, disciplinary stipulations.

The Honor Council's letter, specifying disciplinary stipulations, will include notification to the
student that the House Staff Advisor and President have been informed of the outcome of the
hearing.

Appeals
If a student would like to appeal a disciplinary decision, the appeal must be submitted within five
business days. While the appeal is pending, the student must follow disciplinary sanctions
stipulated by the Dean of Students and/or Honor Council. The appeal should be submitted in
writing to the Vice President for Student Development and clearly outline the reasons why
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Appeals will be reviewed by the Appeals Board, comprised of the Provost, Chief Administrative
Officer, and Vice President for Student Development. The student will receive written notification
of the outcome of the appeal once a decision has been reached.

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

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

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

Replacement
If the Empire State Building ID card is lost:

      Deactivate card via e-mail to Facilities Manager (egruber@tkc.edu)
      Pay replacement fee ($15 for first replacement; $30 thereafter)

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

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

Upon graduation or withdrawal, identification cards must be returned to the Student Services
Representative in the Lower Lobby of the Empire State Building. Otherwise, the cardholder‟s
student account will incur a $100 fee.

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

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

If the card is lost, the student must notify the Facilities Manager (egruber@tkc.edu) to deactivate
the card and reissue a new one. A $15 initial replacement fee is billed to the student account.
Replacements thereafter are $30 per card.

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

Keys and Access Cards
Main contact: Residence Life Student Worker or Office of Student Life (reslife@tkc.edu)

 Building                         Keys/Cards Provided
 The Herald Towers                Apartment key, mailbox key, backdoor pass/access card
 The Vogue                        Apartment key, mailbox key
 Ludlow Residence                 ID access card, mailbox key
 Clark Street Residence           Building key, apartment key, mailbox key

To ensure the safety of the community, The King‟s College expects residents to be responsible,
carry their own keys/access cards at all times, and not lend or duplicate keys for any reason.

Key and Access Card Replacement
To replace a lost ID access card or mailbox key at Ludlow, residents must contact their
Residence Life Student Worker. A check or money order must be made out to The School of
Visual Arts for $20 (ID access card) or $25 (mailbox key).

To replace a lost key or backdoor pass for The Herald Towers, Vogue or Clark Street, a student
must fill out a Key Replacement Form, which can be found on the College website at
http://www.tkc.edu/students/forms. The student must first bring the form to The King‟s College
Bursar‟s Office for payment, and then to the Office of Student Life to request the new key/card.

Keys and access cards may only be duplicated by authorized King‟s College staff. Charges will
not be reversed should a student locate the lost item.

 Item for Replacement                         Fee
 Any type of key                              $25
 Backdoor pass                                $20

Lock-out Procedures
The Vogue and Clark Street
Roommates are responsible for assisting one another should they accidentally get locked out of
their apartment.

The Herald Towers
Roommates are responsible for assisting one another should they accidentally get locked out of
the apartment. If a roommate is not available, a resident may provide ID at the front desk and
ask security to unlock the door.

Ludlow
If a student is locked out of a room, they must go to the security desk and the security officer will
let them in.

Lock Policy
To enhance security, King‟s recommends that all residents use the apartment deadbolt lock
while inside the apartment or away from home. Under no circumstances should a student

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use the deadbolt (or any other item) to prop the door open, as this causes serious security
risks.

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

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

Right to Entry and Search
The King‟s College reserves the right to enter rooms at any time for the following reasons:

      Apartment condition evaluations
      Periodic inspections
      General maintenance
      Potential risk to resident tenant‟s health or safety
      College housing violation investigation
      Reasonable suspicion that a New York City, state and/or federal crime is in progress or
       has been committed

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

Hazardous, Illegal or Prohibited Items
Residents will be held responsible for any policy violations by their guests. Any resident or
student who was present when a violation occurred may be subject to disciplinary action even
though he or she did not actively participate in the offence. Prohibited items found in campus
housing will be confiscated and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken. Each of the
following is prohibited in college housing:

      Tampering with fire extinguishers, alarms, sprinkler systems, smoke detectors,
       emergency exits, or other safety equipment
      Possession of fireworks and explosives
      Possession and/or use of flammable decorations, appliances, or other property that may
       be deemed a fire hazard, including but not limited to candles, incense, and evergreens
      Possession of unauthorized furniture
      Possession of weapons, including but not limited to knives, mace, explosives, fireworks,
       firearms, or ammunition
      Possession or storage of a gas engine or any form of combustible fuel in the residence
       building
      Possession of automobile batteries
      Possession of homemade or modified electrical wiring
      Possession of alcohol containers (full or empty)

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      Possession of traffic and street signs
      Keeping pets or animals except for fish (there are no pets allowed at the Ludlow
       residence building)
      Possession, use, or distribution of an alcoholic beverage
      Possession, use, or distribution of an illegal or controlled substance and/or related
       paraphernalia
      Smoking in campus housing, or possession of smoking devices such as bongs (Hookah
       is not allowed at the Ludlow residence building)
      Throwing or allowing to fall from residence building windows, doors, terraces, ledges,
       roofs or other areas, any object or substance
      Unauthorized solicitation or recruitment of any kind
      Failure to maintain acceptable standards of personal hygiene or room cleanliness to the
       extent that such failure interferes with the general comfort, safety, security, health or
       welfare of a member of the residence building community or the regular operation of the
       College
      Disorderly, disruptive or aggressive behavior that interferes with the general comfort,
       safety, security, health, or welfare of a member of the residence building community or
       the regular operation of the College
      Any harassment or abusive behavior toward another individual
      Physical violence, actual or threatened, against any individual or groups or persons
      Engaging in, or threatening to engage in, any behavior that endangers the health or
       safety of another person, property, or oneself
      Unauthorized access to or use of restricted areas in or about the residence building,
       including but not limited to roofs, ledges, terraces, basements, storage areas, or
       emergency exists
      Participating in or contributing to the unauthorized entry of another individual, including
       fraudulent misrepresentation, using false identification, etc., into any part of a residence
       building.
      Theft, vandalism, or damage to another resident‟s property or college property
      Excessive noise as defined by any New York City ordinance or a residence building
       policy on noise
      Unauthorized possession, use, or duplication of a residence building room key
      Unauthorized residence building room change
      Installing an unauthorized residence lock on any door
      Failure to lock room/apartment doors
      Exhibiting or affixing any unauthorized sign, advertisement, notice, or other lettering,
       flags or banners that are inscribed, painted, or affixed to any part of the inside or outside
       of a residence building (other than items affixed entirely inside a resident‟s room in a
       non-damaging manner)
      Failure to comply with an administrative request from a member of The King‟s College
       staff (or from a member of the School of Visual Art‟s staff at the Ludlow residence
       building)
      Failure to successfully complete the terms of an honor code sanction

Ludlow Residence Hall Violations:

      Possession and/or use of extension cords to power multiple appliances (as opposed to
       power strips, which are permitted)
      Failure to present a valid ID card or properly identify oneself when entering a residence
       hall or when requested to do so by any authorized School of Visual Arts staff member

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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84th Precinct (Clark Street Residence)
301 Gold Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Main contact: 718-875-6811
Webpage: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_084.shtml

Crime Statistics
Main contact: Eric Bennett, Vice President for Student Development
The King‟s College both collects and discloses crime statistics under New York State
Educational Law, Article 129-A. To view by location, please visit the related link:

  Location           Related link
  Campus and         http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/pdf/Crimestats.pdf
  Housing
  Precinct #14       http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs014pct.pdf
  Precinct #7        http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs007pct.pdf
  Precinct #84       http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs084pct.pdf
  Other US           http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/crime/criminaloffenses/index.html
  campuses

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

The United States Department of Education makes additional US campus crime statistic
information available at:
http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/crime/criminaloffenses/index.html.
The NYPD also makes additional crime statistic information available at:
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OUR CAMPUS GUIDELINES AND RESOURCES
Academics
College Catalog
Main Contact: James Berneking, Registrar (registrar1@tkc.edu)
Document link: http://www.tkc.edu/academics/catalogs/2011-2012%20Catalog.pdf

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

Student Portal
Main Contact: Student Services (studentservices@tkc.edu)
Website: https://cams.tkc.edu/estudent/login.asp

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

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

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

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

Registration
Main Contact: James Berneking, Registrar (jberneking@tkc.edu)

The Registrar‟s Office is available to advise students as they determine the best route to
complete their declared program of study. The Registrar‟s Office answers questions pertaining
to class schedules, academic policies, and the completion of degree requirements. Currently
enrolled students register for the next semester during November (for the upcoming spring term)
and April (for the upcoming fall and summer terms). Student academic advising begins two
weeks prior to the official registration period. The Office of the Registrar advises freshman and
sophomore students. Select faculty members advise junior and senior students. Students are
responsible for making appointments with their advisors prior to registration to choose their next
semester„s courses. Students who don„t meet with their advisors will not be permitted to register
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Plagiarism (Cheating)
The King‟s College esteemed view of honor and our Honor Code gives special meaning to an
individual‟s scholarship integrity. Each student should do all that is possible to avoid even the
hint of any violation of academic honesty. If a student is in doubt about any potential course of
action, he should ask a faculty member for advice. Specifically, students should not:

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

No infraction of academic integrity will be tolerated. Cheating and plagiarism in any form may be
considered sufficient grounds for dismissal from the College. Students are required, by the
terms of the College‟s Honor Code, to confront and/or report any observed infraction of
academic integrity.

Academic Freedom
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is
insight.” – Proverbs 9:10

Because we believe that the pursuit of truth is enhanced by liberty, The King‟s College is
committed to the principle of Academic Freedom. The College believes that truth emerges
through a process of dialectical reasoning. By submitting our own assumptions and assertions
to critical analysis, we clarify our own thinking.

Faculty members have a right to explore viewpoints in their research and writing, and present all
relevant positions on an issue in the classroom. Faculty members have a responsibility to
perform their academic duties and obligations.

Students have a right to their opinion, as well as a right to express that opinion within the
bounds of the subject matter of the class. Students are expected to use the privilege of speech
responsibly, demonstrating respect for faculty and fellow classmates. Students have a right to
have their work evaluated on a commonly accepted academic standard.

All questions or concerns about Academic Freedom should be directed to the Provost‟s Office.


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


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

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

Unacceptable Attire
The following are not business-casual:

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

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

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

International Students
Main Contact for new students: Michael Osborn, Office of Admissions (mosborn@tkc.edu)
Main Contact for returning students: James Berneking, Registrar (jberneking@tkc.edu)
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/admissions/international.html

Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS)
See official information from the United States Department of Justice Immigration and
Naturalization pertaining to exchange students below.

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

School
For initial admission, you must attend the school specified on your visa. If you have a Form I-20
A-B from more than one school, it is important to have the name of the school you intend to

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attend specified on your visa by presenting a Form I-20 A-B from that school to the visa issuing
consular officer. Failure to attend the specified school will result in the loss of your student
status and subject you to deportation.

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

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

Extension of Stay
If you cannot complete the educational program after having been in student status for longer
than the anticipated length of the program plus a grace period in a single educational level, or
for more than eight consecutive years, you may request an extension of stay. Contact the
designated school official.

Notice of Address
If you move, you must submit a notice within 10 days of the change of address to the
Immigration and Naturalization Service. (Form AR-11 is available at any INS office.)

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

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

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

Penalty
To maintain your nonimmigrant student status, you must be enrolled as a full-time student at the
school you are authorized to attend. You may engage in employment only when you have


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received permission to work. Failure to comply with these regulations will result in the loss of
your student status and subject you to deportation.

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

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

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

There are three basic employment types available to international students:

 On-Campus                        Curricular Practical Training     Optional Practical Training
  International students are         Students must have            Students must have been
    allowed to work on-                  been lawfully enrolled        lawfully enrolled on a full-
    campus for 20 hours per              on a full-time basis for      time basis for one full
    week while school is in              one full academic             academic year.
    session and full-time                year.                       Each student receives 12
    during scheduled                  Each student receives           months of eligibility for
    vacations (Christmas and             12 months of eligibility      each higher education
    summer).                             for each higher               level completed.
  Any students new to the               education level             Designated School Official
    College may not begin                completed.                    recommended;
    working more than 30              Employment must be              Immigration authorized
    days prior to the start of           an integral part of the     Can occur before
    the semester.                        established curriculum        completion of educational
  This type of employment               (something a student          level or after.
    requires the student to              has to register for).       While school is in session,
    receive a Social Security         Authorized by                   students are only allowed
    Number.                              Designated School             to work 20 hours per
  On-campus employment                  Official. Immigration is      week.
    should never exceed 20               not involved.               When school is not in
    hours per week while                                               session, students may
    school is in session.                                              work either full-time or
                                                                       part-time.
                                                                     Employment must be
                                                                       directly related to the
                                                                       student‟s field of study, but
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HOW WE HANDLE EMERGENCIES
Emergency Action Plan
Main Contact: Eric Bennett, Vice President for Student Development
Website: http://www.tkc.edu/students/resources/pdf/EmergencyActionPlan.pdf

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

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

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

Fire safety instructions are distributed to all residents upon move-in. If residents do not receive
documentation upon move-in or misplace it at any time, he or she should contact a Residence
Life Student Worker or Resident Director immediately. Please note students are responsible for
informing their guests of evacuation procedures.

Important Emergency Response Tips
If safely exiting the apartment or building is not possible:

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

If conditions appear life-threatening, then
      Open a window and wave a towel or sheet to attract firefighters‟ attention
      Retreat to a balcony or terrace and move away from the source (e.g. smoke, heat, fire)
                                                or
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Medical
Main contact: 911

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

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

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


IMPORTANT EVENTS
Fall 2011
August 10                      All Student Leaders Move-in
August 11-18                   Leadership Summit
August 19-24                   Returning Students Move-in
August 20                      New Students Move-in
August 20                      New Student/Parent Reception
August 20-23                   New Student Orientation
August 22                      Convocation
August 22                      Welcome Back Reception
August 23                      House Competition: Great Race
August 24                      Fall Semester Begins
August 24                      Introduction to Spiritual Development at College
August 25-26                   Residence Life Community Meetings (Attend one of three)
August 27                      The King‟s Council Welcome Back Picnic
August 30                      FOUNDATIONS: New Student Seminar I (New Students Only)
September 5                    Labor Day Holiday: College Closed
September 6                    FOUNDATIONS: New Student Seminar II (New Students Only)
September 10                   House Competition: Drama
September 13                   FOUNDATIONS: New Student Seminar III (New Students Only)
September 21                   Statesmanship Forum
September 24                   House Competition: Intramural Ultimate Frisbee
September 30-October 2         Homecoming/Parents Weekend
October 10-11                  Fall Break
October 17-21                  Midterm Week
October 19                     Statesmanship Forum
November 7-16                  Spring Registration
November 9                     Statesmanship Forum

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November 9, 11               House Competition: Basketball Tournament
November 24-25               Thanksgiving Holiday: College Closed
December 7                   Last Day of Classes
December 7                   Statesmanship Institute Christmas Celebration
December 8-14                Final Examinations
December 15 (by 5:00 p.m.)   Fall Move-out

Spring 2012
January 5                New Student Move-In
January 5-6              New Student Orientation
January 9                Spring Semester Begins
January 9                Residence Life Community Meeting
January 14               Spring Leadership Summit
January 17               Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday: College Closed
February 11              House Competition: Intramural Dodge Ball
February 15              Statesmanship Forum
February 22              House Competition: House History
February 27-March 2      Midterm Week
March 12-16              Spring Break
March 25-April 5         Fall Registration
March 28-30              Interregnum VIII: Tradition and Innovation
April 6                  Good Friday Holiday: College Closed
April 21                 Intramural Kick Ball
April 25                 Statesmanship Institute Year-End Celebration
April 27                 Last Day of Classes
April 30-May 4           Final Examinations
May 5                    Commencement
May 7 (5:00 p.m.)        Spring Move-Out Day
May 9                    Residence Life Student Worker/Chamberlain Move-Out Day




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