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					                        EMMAUS BIBLE COLLEGE
MISSION
The Mission of Emmaus Bible College is to glorify God through the teaching of the Bible and
through educating and equipping learners for service and leadership in their ministries,
communities, and vocations.
CORE VALUES
•   Biblical Higher Education – We are committed to the direct teaching of God’s Word and the
    integration of a biblical worldview into vocational and general studies through College-level
    programs.
•   Academic Quality – We strive for excellence in teaching and learning.
•   The Teaching of New Testament Principles – We remain committed to the gospel of Jesus
    Christ and the teaching of New Testament distinctives including plurality of leadership, the
    centrality of the Lord’s Supper, and the priesthood of all believers.
•   Service to the Brethren Movement – We seek to stimulate the health and growth of our primary
    constituency through a ministry of support and service.
•   Fellowship with all Evangelicals – We warmly welcome evangelical believers who desire to
    study the Bible.
•   Integrity – We seek to foster a climate of integrity and accountability in all of our relationships
VISION
•   Growth – We seek to grow to better serve our constituency.
•   Engagement – We seek to build strong relationships with our internal and external
    constituencies.
•   Accessibility – We will implement new delivery methods to reach new learners.
•   Relevance – We will adapt to meet the needs of people in a diverse and changing world.
GOALS
•   Increase understanding of the Bible and Christian theology
•   Develop servant-leaders, equipped for service, ministry, and vocation
•   Challenge for spiritual growth and the development of a biblical worldview
•   Develop effective thinkers and communicators
•   Cultivate educated contributors to contemporary society

                                        WELCOME
Welcome to Emmaus Bible College! Emmaus is a place for you to grow, stretch, be challenged,
and serve the Lord. Both inside and outside of the classroom, the College is committed to helping
you achieve your full potential to the glory of GOD.
The purpose of this handbook is to assist you in meeting that goal. The handbook contains the
guidelines that will enable you and your classmates to make the most of the Emmaus Experience.
Please take time to read and understand these guidelines, as you are accountable for abiding by
them. If you have any questions, please ASK! We in the Student Development department are
here to serve you.
I trust that you will enjoy your time here at Emmaus as you learn the “things concerning Himself.”
                                                                                 Jonathan W. Glock
                                                            Vice President for Student Development
                                                     PERSONNEL
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT
     Kenneth A. Daughters........................................................................................................ President
     Julie Hansel......................................................................Administrative Assistant to the President
THE PRESIDENT’S CABINET
     Kenneth A. Daughters........................................................................................................ President
     Lisa L. Beatty.............................................................................Vice President for Academic Affairs
     Jonathan W. Glock............................................................Vice President for Student Development
     Mark A. Presson..................................................... Vice President for Administration and Finances
     Dr. Steven R. Witter .......................................................................Vice President for Advancement
OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR
     Dr. Daniel H. Smith........................................................................................................... Chancellor
     Martha Smith ...................................................................Administrative Assistant to the Chancellor
DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
   Mark A. Presson.......................................................Vice President for Administration and Finance
   Cindy Harrison.............................................................................................Front Desk Receptionist
Business Office
   Steven Jensen....................................................................................................................Controller
   Jeremiah Borke .....................................................................................................Student Accounts
   Marilyn Richard .................................................................................................... Accounts Payable
   Karen Geyer ........................................................................................................................... Payroll
Food Services
   Wendy Witter............................................................................................ Director of Food Services
   Eric Evers ..................................................................................Assistant Director of Food Services
Maintenance
   Bob Flores .................................................................................................Director of Physical Plant
   Shorti Cribb ...................................................................................................................Maintenance
   David Crabb ..................................................................................................................Maintenance
   Jeremy Mau...................................................................................................................Maintenance
   Janet Williams ............................................................................................. Executive Housekeeper
Technology
   Mark Woodhouse ..........................................................................................Director of Technology
   Arthur T. Manning.........................................................................................................Tech Support
OFFICE OF ADVANCEMENT
     Dr. Steven R. Witter .......................................................................Vice President for Advancement
     Israel Chavez .....................................................................................Enrollment Services Manager
     Elizabeth Young ............................................................................ Enrollment Services Coordinator
     Stefan Johnson ................................................................................................ Field Representative
     Lauren K. Ashby............................................................................................ Admissions Counselor
     Jesse Lange ....................................................................................................Publications Manager
     Steve Seeman.............................................................................................Director of Financial Aid
  Justin Smith................................................................................. Director of the Alumni Association
Emmaus Ministry Resources
  Kenneth W. Murray ..................................................................................................Director of EMR
  Angie Hubbard ..................................................................................................... .EMR Coordinator
  David A. Glock....................................................................................... Editor of Journey Magazine
  Jesse Lange ....................................................................................................... Events Coordinator
  EmmausOnline
  Dr. Donald V. Patten
  Steven H. Sanchez
DEPARTMENT OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
    Lisa L. Beatty.............................................................................Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Dr. David J. MacLeod.................................................................................Dean for Biblical Studies
    Becky Kraus ...............................................Administrative Assistant to the VP for Academic Affairs
    John H. Rush....................................................................................................................... Librarian
    Kathryn L. Van Dine ............................................................................................................Registrar
    Steven H. Sanchez…………………………………………………………………………... Audio/Visual
Members of the Faculty
Lisa L. Beatty                                         Dr. Sharon K. Jensen                                             Steven H. Sanchez
Elisa C. Cooper                                               John B. Jimo                                              Dr. Daniel H. Smith
Kenneth A. Daughters                                   Christopher W. Lange                                             Mark R. Stevenson
Dr. John H. Fish, III                                     P. Keith Leverentz                                            Susan G. Stratman
David A. Glock                                         Dr. David J. MacLeod                                            Kathryn L. VanDine
Jonathan W. Glock                                         Arthur T. Manning                                       Dr. James M. VanDine
Charles E. Harrison                                     Benjamin T. Mathew                                                    C. Sue Weigert
Susan M. Henderson                                      Dr. Donald V. Patten                                           Dr. Steven R. Witter
Joel A. Hernandez                                           Sarah L. Poling                                           G. Mark Woodhouse
Timothy J. Iverson                                           John H. Rush
Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Angela Hand                                            Nancy A. Lange
Ethan P. Johnson                                              Tracey Rush
DEPARTMENT OF STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
   Jonathan W. Glock.............................................................Vice President for Student Development
   Janelle Flanagan ...............................................................Assistant Dean for Student Development
   Craig Raymond .............................................................................. Men’s Student Resident Director
   Sarah Lepisto ............................................................................Women’s Student Resident Director
   Timothy J. Iverson ....................................................................................... Men’s Basketball Coach
   P. Keith Leverentz ................................................................................. Director of Christian Service
   Benjamin T. Mathew..................... Director of Counseling Services / Director of Spiritual Formation
   Justin Smith..........................................................Director of Athletics / Women’s Basketball Coach
Student Development Committee
   Jonathan W. Glock, Chairman
   Lisa L. Beatty
     Janelle Flanagan
     P. Keith Leverentz
     Benjamin T. Mathew
     Mark R. Stevenson
     Kathryn L. Van Dine
     Craig Raymond
     Sarah Lepisto
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
     Mr. Kenneth A. Daughters............................................................................Dubuque, IA, President
     Dr. Steven L. Leary ................................................................................High Ridge, MO, Chairman
     Dr. William J. Moore………………………………………………………….. Ames, IA, Vice Chairman
     Mr. James W. Iverson ................................................................................Davenport, IA, Secretary
     Mr. John W. Riley ........................................................................................ Dubuque, IA, Treasurer
     Mr. Carl E. Banks ...........................................................................................Lake Forest Park, WA
     Mr. Daniel M. Burson.......................................................................................Keystone Heights, FL
     Mr. Evan C. Davis .......................................................................................................Wyoming, OH
     Mr. George R. Farber……………………………………………………………………….. Waterloo, IA
     Mr. David Harper ................................................................................................................ Imler, PA
     Mr. Mark Keller…………………………………………………………………….. Webster Groves, MO
     Dr. Steve Leverentz.......................................................................................................... Edina, MN
     Mr. William Longstreet.................................................................................................Matthews, NC
     Mr. Kenneth W. Murray……………………………………………………………………… Wheaton, IL
     Mr. Richard L. Nohr .................................................................................................. ..Sugarland, TX
     Mr. Matthew J. Phelan................................................................................................ Lewisburg, TN
     Mr. Rob Sullivan ............................................................................................................ Yonkers, NY
     Mr. Ian Taylor ................................................................................................................Kenosha, WI
     Mr. Glen Tepe ............................................................................................................ Warrenville, IL

                                                    SCHEDULES
DINING ROOM SCHEDULE
Breakfast
Hot Breakfast ..................... 7:00 - 8:00.......................................................................... Monday - Friday
Continental......................... 7:00 - 8:45.......................................................................... Monday - Friday
                                     8:00 – 8:45................................................................ Saturday and Sunday
Lunch
                                     11:30 - 12:30..................................................................Monday - Saturday
                                     12:30 - 1:00...................................................................................... Sunday
Dinner
                                     5:30 - 6:15...................................................................... Sunday - Saturday
LIBRARY SCHEDULE
                                      7:30am – 12:00am....................................................... Monday – Thursday
                                      7:30am - 9:00pm................................................................................ Friday
                                      9:00am - 9:00pm............................................................................Saturday
                                      2:00pm – 12:00am........................................................................... Sunday
RESIDENCE HOURS
                                      12:00am - 6:00am..........................................................Sunday - Thursday
                                      1:00am - 6:00am...............................................................Friday - Saturday
                                      12:00am - 6:00am............................................... Returning from Vacations
                                      1:00am - 6:00am.............................................. Mornings Before Free Days
CLASS SCHEDULES
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
         Period 1 .................................................................................................. 7:30-8:20
         Period 2 .................................................................................................. 8:25-9:15
         Period 3 ................................................................................................ 9:20-10:10
         Chapel and Break .............................................................................. 10:20-11:05
         Period 4 .............................................................................................. 11:10-12:00
         Period 5 ................................................................................................ 12:30-1:20
         Period 6 .................................................................................................. 1:25-2:15
         Period 7 .................................................................................................. 2:20-3:10
         Period 8 .................................................................................................. 3:15-4:30
Tuesday, Thursday
         Period 1 .................................................................................................. 8:00-8:50
         Period 2 ................................................................................................ 8:55-10:10
         Chapel ................................................................................................ 10:20-10:45
         Period 3 .............................................................................................. 10:55-12:10
         Period 4 ................................................................................................ 12:40-1:55
         Period 5 .................................................................................................. 2:00-3:15

                                                     ACADEMIA
CLASSROOM AND CHAPEL COMPORTMENT
Students are expected to arrive on time, and prepared for each chapel or class period. Food and
drink (besides water) may NOT be brought into the classroom or auditorium without the express
permission of the instructor.
 Please be considerate of others in the learning environment. Examples of this consideration
include: not talking to your neighbor, not allowing technology to be disruptive, refraining from any
cell phone use, keeping your feet on the floor and off of the furniture, desks and seats around you.
GRADING, ATTENDANCE, AND EXMINATIONS
The grading scale at Emmaus is as follows:
A = 93–100%
B = 85–92%
C = 77–84%
D = 70–76%
F = 0–69%
At the discretion of individual instructors, late assignments may not be accepted or grades on late
assignments may be reduced.
Students are expected to fully participate in the academic and spiritual programs at Emmaus.
Attendance is required in all classes. Because absences impact the quality of learning, the
maximum number of absences without penalty for any reason (illness, emergencies, etc.) shall not
exceed the number of times a class meets per week. (Absence for College-sponsored activities
may be excused by the Vice President for Academic Affairs or Vice President for Student
Development, in consultation with the instructor, and is not included in the maximum number of
absences.) Additional unexcused absences will result in the reduction of the final course grade by
2% per absence. This may result in failure of the course. Students whose absences exceed
30% of the class meeting will not be allowed to continue attending and will receive an F for the
course. Students arriving late or leaving early may also have their final grade reduced as
determined by the instructor. STUDENTS ARE PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE TO KEEP
RECORD OF ALL ABSENCES. Please see course syllabi for the attendance expectations of
individual faculty members.
Final examinations are given at the end of each semester of study. Students are expected to take
final exams as scheduled by the Registrar’s office. Any exceptions must be arranged in advance
with the instructor. If a student is scheduled to take three exams in one day, he or she may
request that one be moved to another exam day.
CHAPEL ATTENDANCE
All full-time students are required to attend daily chapel and floor devotions. This includes
Resident, Non-Resident, and Continuing Education students. Attendance at all chapel periods is
recorded by means of swiping your student ID card at the beginning of the chapel period. Resident
Assistants are responsible for attendance at Floor Devos and Split Chapels for Resident Students.
An appointed off-campus student will lead and be responsible for attendance of off-campus
devotions in Classroom C. Failure to swipe your card will be charged as a skip. (Please see the
Student ID Card Replacement Policy in the Resident Life section of the handbook for specific
instructions if your student ID card is lost or damaged.) Tardiness for chapel is handled in the
following manner: 5 minutes is considered ‘late’; three ‘late’ offenses in the span of two weeks is
calculated as one skip. 10 minutes is considered ‘very late’ and is recorded as a skip.
 If a full-time student needs exemption for chapel attendance due to an emergency, family
situation, or any other personal issue, he or she must secure permission from Student Services as
soon as possible. Semester long exemptions may also be granted at the beginning of the
semester by securing permission from Student Services.
If a student exceeds 10 skips per semester, they will fail chapel. Chapel attendance is
recorded on student transcripts as Pass/Fail. STUDENTS MUST PASS CHAPEL EACH
SEMESTER OF ATTENDANCE IN ORDER TO GRADUATE.
Students who do not pass Chapel for any given semester may contact Student Services to
complete a make-up assignment in order to change their grade from a ‘Fail’ to a ‘Pass’. All
aspects of the make-up assignment must be completed and are due by the last day of classes.
Please note that make-up assignments are not to be used as a substitute for chapel attendance.
Regular chapel attendance is encouraged and expected.
MINISTRY FORMATION
The purpose of the Emmaus Ministry Formation program is to enable students to explore personal
dimensions of Christian living and the spiritual life of the believer, and to apply the knowledge and
skills learned in the classroom in a structured and supervised program that will equip them for
effective service and ministry. The Ministry Formation program includes two distinct elements,
Spiritual Formation and Christian Service.
SPIRITUAL FORMATION
Spiritual Formation at Emmaus Bible College is designed in small groups lead by qualified student
leaders, with ultimate and final leadership administered through a Director, the Vice President for
Academic Affairs, and the Vice President for Student Development. Each SF group will complete
four studies that have been adopted from various church and academic curriculum. The small
group that meets for Spiritual Formation is designed to be a healthy, dynamic community of faith.
As such, that group needs to meet regularly in order to grow and develop a real sense of
community. Each group will meet weekly throughout the year. Ideally, the group should meet for a
concentrated time for at least one hour each week. The Spiritual Formation program assists
students in their development as committed followers of Jesus Christ. This commitment provides
the foundation for effective service to others in the church and in the community. The purpose of
the second element of the Ministry Formation program is developing ministry skills, and more
importantly to use those skills, through the Christian Service program. Spiritual Formation is
required for all full-time freshmen students.
CHRISTIAN SERVICE
Christian Service at Emmaus is a vital part of the learning experience, designed to help the student
mature in spiritual life and service to God. While making a meaningful contribution to a current
ongoing work (such as a Sunday School class, an Awana club meeting, youth group, etc.), each
student gets to try one or more spiritual gifts, in order to discover and develop those which the Holy
Spirit has given. All full-time students are required to participate in 30 hours of Christian Service
per semester (20 hours direct, 10 hours indirect). The Director for Christian Service is P. Keith
Leverentz, and any questions you may have can be directed to him.
Christian Service Requirements:
    • A unit of Christian Service (.5 credit) equals 30 hours (ABHE standard).
    • For a Bachelor of Science degree, the Christian Service requirement is 8 units (4 credits).
    • For an Associate of Arts degree, the Christian Service requirement is 4 units (2 credits).
    • Transfer students are required to complete 1 unit of Christian Service for each semester at
         Emmaus (a minimum of 4 units is required). As long as transfer students meet a minimum
         credit requirement of 124 credits, they do not need to make up missing Christian Service
         credits.
    • Students taking 6 or more credits in any given semester must register for Christian Service
         unless Christian Service unit requirements are met.
    • Students who complete degree programs 1 course at a time must still complete the
         required units of Christian Service.
    • With permission from the Director of Christian Service, students may complete 2 units of
         Christian Service in one semester.
BIBLE READING REQUIREMENT
Reading of the entire Bible must be completed before the end of the student’s first year in order to
receive the Certificate in Bible Studies. This reading will be recorded by the Registrar on the Bible
Reading Form. All reading must be completed by the first day of finals.
ADVISING APPOINTMENTS
Members of the faculty and staff are happy to provide individual counseling for any student. Please
make such appointments with the appropriate Administrative Assistant:
      Administration ......................................................................................................Julie Hansel
      Faculty................................................................................................................. Becky Kraus
      Student Life ..................................................................................................Janelle Flanagan
HOUR LOAD
The normal or average academic load is sixteen to seventeen hours per semester. A minimum of
twelve hours a semester must be maintained to be considered a full-time student. A maximum
load of 18.5 hours per semester is allowed. Students are expected to engage in a minimum of 2
clock hours of study for each clock hour spent in class.
INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES
Some courses at Emmaus Bible College may be completed as Independent Study courses.
Independent Study courses may be accessed for the following reasons:
      •     Scheduling challenges due to unavoidable course conflicts or transfers from other
            colleges/universities.
      •     Extraordinary circumstances including prolonged illness, family-related issues, etc., that
            may necessitate leaving the residential campus for an extended period.
      •     The desire to complete research or guided study in a particular discipline agreed upon
            by the student and an instructor.
To access an Independent Study course, the student should request an Independent Study form
from the Registrar, and then discuss the course request with the appropriate instructor. Approval
of the request is at the discretion of the instructor in consultation with the Dean for Academic
Affairs. The form needs to be completed, signed by the student, instructor, and Dean for Academic
Affairs, and returned to the Registrar.

Students wishing to take an Independent Study course should declare their intent as soon as
possible (when course schedules for the next semester are published). This will allow the
instructor time to prepare necessary materials for the course. The instructor will provide a
schedule for the completion of assignments, projects, and examinations in a dated course syllabus.
Students are expected to complete the work within the agreed-upon time frame. Extension
requests may be granted at the discretion of the instructor.

Students may not access an Independent Study course in the same semester and the same
discipline as a failed CLEP examination. CLEP examinations should be completed early in the
student’s academic program. Independent Study course requests may or may not be approved for
those students who have not followed the appropriate 8-semester planner for their academic
program.
AUDIT OF COURSES
Any student who wishes to attend a class without earning college credit must register as an
auditor. An auditor is not responsible for course requirements such as papers, projects, or ex-
aminations, but is expected to attend class regularly. Students may not change course status from
credit to audit or audit to credit after the drop/add period (usually the first two weeks of the semes-
ter). Students whose absences exceed 30% of the class meetings will not be allowed to continue
auditing the class. A course taken for audit will not apply toward graduation. Students wishing to
audit a class must secure permission from the instructor before registering. Instructors may limit
the number of auditors in their courses. STUDENTS MAY AUDIT ONLY ONE COURSE PER
SEMESTER.
CHEATING/PLAGIARISM POLICY
Emmaus Bible College expects students to complete all academic work with integrity. Students
are responsible to complete all of their own work. Dishonesty in the completion of assignments,
papers, presentations, examinations or any other academic work is contrary to biblical principles of
Christian living and is unacceptable at Emmaus.
Plagiarism is the deliberate presentation of another person’s ideas or words as your own, or the
failure (intentional or unintentional) to cite the source of your ideas.
Below are some examples of plagiarism:
1. The words, sentences, ideas, conclusions, examples, and/or organization of an assignment
     are borrowed from a source (a book, an article, another student’s papers, tapes, etc.) without
     acknowledging the source.
2. A student submits work done by another student – in part or whole – in place of his or her own
     work.
3. A student submits assignments received from commercial firms or any other person or group.
4. A student knowingly aids another student in plagiarizing an assignment as defined above.
Other violations of academic integrity include unauthorized collaboration, violation of the conditions
under which the work is to be done, fabrication of data, and excessive revision by someone other
than the student.
Cheating, plagiarism, or other violations of academic integrity will result in academic penalty, which
may include failure of the assignment, exam or paper, failure of the course, and further disciplinary
action brought by the Student Development Committee. The Vice President for Student
Development and the Vice President for Academic Affairs will be notified.
CLASS WITHDRAWAL POLICY
Drop/Add – Weeks 1 & 2
Students may drop or add a class without penalty or record on their transcript for the first 2 weeks
of class.
WP/WF – Weeks 3-10
Students may withdraw from a class during this period of time with a grade of WP (withdraw pass-
ing) or WF (withdraw failing). The instructor indicates whether the student is passing or failing at
the time of withdrawal. This grade appears on the student transcript to show that the credits were
attempted, but not earned. This grade does not affect the GPA. This type of withdrawal requires
the signature of the instructor, the advisor, and the Dean for Academic Affairs.
Grade of F – Week 11-15
Students dropping a class after the 11th week has begun will receive a grade of “F”. This “F” will
appear on their transcript and will affect GPA.
INCOMPLETE
Students may request a grade of “I” (Incomplete) if they are unable to complete the course
requirements on time due to circumstances beyond their control. If you wish to request an
“Incomplete” the following procedure should be followed:
      1. The student must initiate the request. Pick up a “Notice of Grade of Incomplete” form in
          the Registrar’s office.
      2. If the faculty member grants your request, he or she will complete the form, give you a
          copy, and provide a copy for the Registrar.
      3. You will have up to 4 weeks from the last day of finals to complete your work.
REPEAT OF COURSES
A student who has earned a C, D, or F in any course may elect to repeat that course in an attempt
to improve the grade. After a course is repeated, the credits and grade thus earned replace the
previous grade.
ACADEMIC PROBATION
A student will be placed on a minimum of 8 weeks of Academic Probation if his or her cumulative
GPA drops below 2.0, or his or her GPA is below 1.5 in any given semester. To provide the
student additional academic support, the following measures may be applied:
    • Regular meetings with a member of the Student Development staff.
    • Counseling on a regular basis with an assigned faculty advisor.
    • Limitation of employment to 16 hours per week.
    • Potential loss of Financial Aid.
    • Signatures from each Professor to ensure regular attendance of class and chapel.
    • Attendance of monitored study sessions each week.
    • Attendance of study skill and time management workshops.
    • Completion of Time Management Worksheet to be filled out weekly.
    • Limitation of Christian Service activity.
    • Limitation of participation in athletics and intramurals.
    •   Limitation of off-campus overnights and weekend travel.
    •   Potential Dorming / Rooming / Campusing.
GRADUATION
All students who are eligible for graduation are required to attend the baccalaureate service and
commencement exercises held at the close of the school year. Exceptions will be granted when valid,
and must be requested in writing from the Vice President for Academic Affairs two weeks prior to
graduation.
General Graduation Requirements:
     • Passing grades in all required courses
     • Passing grades in chapel for each semester of full–time attendance
     • Completion of a minimum of 124 credit hours (varies by program)
     • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (2.5 for Teacher Education or Music Education
         graduates)
     • Completion of the Bible Reading requirement
     • Completion of required units of Christian Service
     • Demonstration of consistent Christian character as articulated in the Student Handbook
     • Payment of all financial obligations to the College
FORMAL COMPLAINTS
It is the desire of Emmaus Bible College to adhere to the accreditation standards of the Higher
Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools (NCA) and the
Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). If issues arise causing a student to question the
college’s adherence to the standards of NCA or ABHE, the following procedure should be followed.
A student wishing to lodge a formal complaint must do so in writing to the following:
Academic Issues                                        Financial or Operational Issues
Lisa L. Beatty                                         Mark A. Presson
Vice President for Academic Affairs                    Vice President for Admin and Finance
Emmaus Bible College                                   Emmaus Bible College
2570 Asbury Road                                       2570 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52001                                      Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 588-8000 ext. 1103                               (563) 588-8000 ext. 1125
Student Life Issues                                    Philosophical or Operational Issues
Jonathan W. Glock                                      Kenneth A. Daughters
Vice President for Student Development                 President
Emmaus Bible College                                   Emmaus Bible College
2570 Asbury Road                                       2570 Asbury Road
Dubuque, IA 52001                                      Dubuque, IA 52001
(563) 588-8000 ext. 1123                               (563) 588-8000 ext. 1101

It is the teaching and expectation of the College that you follow the Matthew 18 principles of
confronting an issue. However, in the event that you address the proper college authority and still
have not resolved your issue, you may contact either accrediting association at the following
addresses:
The Higher Learning Commission of the                   Association for Biblical
North Central Association of Colleges & Schools         Higher Education
30 North LaSalle Street                                                       5575 South Semoran Boulevard
Suite 2400                                                                    Suite 26
Chicago, IL 60602                                                             Orlando, FL 32822-1781
(800) 621-7440                                                                (407) 207-0808
www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org                                           www.abhe.org

                                          COMMUNITY LIFE
FRONT DESK
The front desk is a multifaceted service to all who live and serve at Emmaus. Its hours are from 6
am to curfew each evening.
The following purchases may be made at the front desk: dimes for the library copy machine,
transparencies (.25 / sheet), stamps (regular, post card, Canadian, and overseas postage), meal
tickets (for breakfast, lunch/dinner, soup/salad bar, drinks, or kids), faxes ($1 per fax received or
sent).
The front desk also offers the following services: check cashing (for Emmaus checks up to $75, for
personal checks up to $30), handing out packages for those who receive a notice in their box,
forms for announcements or vehicle requests can be obtained, delivering of items to the faculty
and staff mailboxes, information on class schedules or other current events, and a first-aid kit is
also available for minor needs.
In consideration of the many duties the front desk employees have, the students are therefore
requested not to loiter in the lobby or socialize with those who are working. Only employees are
permitted in the reception office.
PHOTOCOPYING
Photocopying by students may be made only in the Library. The Librarian receives payment for
copies made. Unauthorized use of Faculty/Staff photocopiers by students is strictly prohibited.
OPEN AREAS
The following areas are designed to be open for student use at the determined times: (Open Hours
are from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 pm, Sunday through Thursday, and 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 am, Friday and
Saturday.)
      Student Center ......................................................................................... During Open Hours
      Marble Chapel.......................................................................................... During Open Hours
      Courtside Cafe ......................................................................................... During Open Hours
      Racquetball Courts........................................................................................... 7 a.m. - 10 pm
      Laundry .................................................................................................... During Open Hours
      Office Area and Classrooms ..............................................................During class hours only
      Auditorium ..........................................................................................During class hours only
      Dining Room .............................................................................................. During meals only
      Library .....................................................................................................See library schedule
      Gymnasium ................................................................................................See gym schedule
      Practice Rooms........................................................................................ During Open Hours
      The Coffee Bean...................................................................................... During Open Hours
Students are not to be in any areas outside of the open areas without the permission of the Vice
President for Student Development, Assistant Dean for Student Development or the Resident
Directors.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements are communicated in various ways. Any material posted publicly must receive
approval from the Vice President for Student Development. If you wish to have an announcement
on the TV monitors (located in the Upper Commons and by the mailboxes) fill out a Monitor
Announcement Form and submit it to Cindy Harrison’s mailbox by 4:30pm on the day before you
want it to run. If you wish to have something announced at chapel, fill out a Chapel Announcement
Form and submit it to Dean Glock’s mailbox for approval by 9:00am on the morning you wish it to
be announced. All video/DVD announcements must receive his approval 24 hours in advance.
SCHOOL VEHICLES
The school vehicles are for official use only and are not available for personal use by students at
any time. The receptionist is authorized to give keys to the vehicles only when signed approval for
their use has been filed. Drivers must complete the vehicle log, located in vehicle, after each use.
See Keith Leverentz for permission to use college vehicles for Christian Service activities; see Jon
Glock for Athletic or Student Leadership activities; see Mark Presson for all other purposes.
PARKING
A limited number of parking spaces are available to students. Parking permits are purchased at the
Front Desk for $30.00 per semester for automobiles or motorcycles. All vehicles owners must
provide current registration and proper car insurance.
All student vehicles are to be parked in student parking areas only. Violators may be ticketed.
Vehicles are parked at the student’s own risk. The College does not accept any liability whatsoever
arising from any loss of or damage to student vehicles.
Vehicles must have a visitor pass placed in the front window if it is on the premises for more than
one evening. A visitor pass can be received at the front desk.
Parking violation procedure:
• First written warning of parking violation
• Second written warning of parking violation
• First Written Citation and a $15 fine will be placed on student account
• Second Written Citation and a $25 fine will be placed on student account
• Fifth parking violation may result in the vehicle being towed at the owner’s expense
BICYCLES
Bicycles may be stored in the basement of the residence halls. Bicycle permits can be purchased
at the Front Desk for $10.00 per academic year. Bicycles are stored at the student’s own risk.
The College does not accept any liability arising from any loss or damage to the student’s bicycle.
SNOW PARKING POLICY
When we have a 3 inch snowfall or more (Monday – Friday, during the night), ALL vehicles that are
parked in the Pollard Parking Lot, Lower Commons Parking Lot, and the golf course facing parking
stalls must be removed by 1:00pm that afternoon. These vehicles can be moved to the ‘Tennis
Court Lot’ or the ‘Athletic Field Parking Lot.’ Your vehicle may be moved back once these lots
have been cleared.
• All individuals will be notified that it is a ‘Snow Park Day’ by signs, monitor announcements,
     and chapel announcement.
• Remove your vehicle ASAP from the rear parking. Absolutely no later than 1:00 pm.
• If you will be away from the College for any reason, including holidays, you will be held
     responsible for parking your vehicle in the ‘Tennis Parking Lot’ until your return.
• When the ‘Snow Parking’ signs are removed you can return to the rear parking lots.
• You are not permitted to park between the ‘No Parking: Snow Removal Area’ signs. These
     areas are for piling snow!
If you fail to move your vehicle to the proper location you will be charged a $40 fee. Your
vehicle may also be towed at your own expense.
EMPLOYMENT
Students are permitted to work a maximum of 24 hours per week. It is advisable, however, for
students (particularly for freshmen students) to keep their employment to a minimum. Employment
hours will be reduced if a student is not maintaining a satisfactory academic standing.
On-campus employment will affect your Guaranteed Student Loan limit (see Director of Financial
Aid for more information).
STUDENT WORK ASSISTANT PROGRAM (SWAP)
Purpose: To continue to develop the whole student through the development of character,
work ethic, and responsibility.
The concept of this program is to offer a reduced tuition of $400 per semester. This program is
based on 3 hours of the student’s time, each week, in service to the school.
Students ARE NOT required to participate in the program. A student may buy out of the program
at any time for $400. It is important to note that we will not pro-rate the buy out for any service
rendered.
There are six basic areas that students will perform duties in the SWAP program. The areas
include: Food Service, Custodial, Library, Front Desk, Research Assistant and the Athletic
Department.
Assignments for the SWAP program originate in the office of the Vice President for Student
Development. Each department head will receive a list of students in their area and are
responsible for making the specific job assignments. All scheduling conflicts are to be handled by
your SWAP supervisor.
SWAP Performance is based on a “three strikes and you’re out” philosophy:
1. The first time you miss an assignment or you fail to do the job acceptably, you are given a
    write up and a $15 fine.
2. The second time you miss an assignment or you fail to do the job acceptably you are given a
    second strike write up and a $15 fine.
3. If a student fails to fulfill their responsibility a third time, they will be fined $15, and required to pay the
    $400 buy out fee. Please note that we will not pro-rate the buy out fee for any service already
    completed.
SWAP is in effect from the first day of class until the last day of class; exceptions include finals,
study day, and extended school vacations (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, and Spring Break).
THE LOCAL CHURCH
Emmaus is committed to the application of New Testament church principles in the full scope of
church life. Active participation of each student in a local church is encouraged and expected.
LAUNDRY
Washers and dryers are provided in the basement of the residence halls for student use.
Laundry may be done between 6:00am and midnight on Sunday - Thursday, and between 6:00am
and 1:00am Friday and Saturday.
DINING HALL
Every resident student has purchased a full meal plan. Your Emmaus ID card must be swiped to
allow you access to the dining hall and your meal. To ensure a pleasant dining experience, the
steward is in charge of the dining hall and is authorized to do what is necessary to make meal
times more pleasant. Food may not be taken out of the dining hall except in the case of illness.
Glasses, dishes, and silverware may not be taken out of the dining hall.
In the event of a holiday in which there are no classes for 4 or more days, the dining hall will be
closed.
CURFEW VIOLATION POLICY
Curfew pertains to resident and non-resident students. Resident students should be on their dorm
floor and Non-Residents should be off campus by the designated times each night. Failure to do
so will result in the following:
Upon your first curfew violation you will receive an incident report write up.
A second curfew violation will result in an incident report write up & being ‘Dormed’ for an evening
at the start of the RA Office hours through the next morning.
A third curfew violation will result in an incident report write up & being ‘Campused’ for the
following weekend.
A fourth curfew violation will result in an incident report write up & being ‘Dormed’ for the following
weekend.
A fifth curfew violation will result in an incident report write up & an 8 week Character Probation in
which you will also be required to sign in and out of the campus at the Front Desk.
Your sixth incident report write up places you on immediate suspension, pending a hearing before
the Student Development Committee. A violation of these will automatically bind you to the
following violation’s consequences:
     Campused: staying on campus. Your location must be posted on your door at all times.
     Dormed: being on YOUR OWN dorm floor.
     Roomed: being in YOUR OWN dorm room.
     The Assistant Dean for Student Development, Resident Directors and Resident Assistants will
     be regulating this at their discretion.
FINES
The following are the consequences for specific violations:
Violating campus spaces intended to be secured
(e.g. buildings, classrooms, offices, dorm rooms, etc.) ................. $100 fine and Character Probation
Tampering with fire safety equipment............................................ $100 fine and Character Probation
Water fights.................................................................................... $100 fine and Character Probation
Being on the roof of any College building...................................... $100 fine and Character Probation
Removing window screens ........................................$50 fine plus any damages and one “write-up”
Removing lounge furniture........................................................................ $50 fine plus one “write-up”
CHARACTER PROBATION
Students are placed on Character Probation at the discretion of the Vice President for Student
Development, or by receiving five incident reports during a single semester. While on Character
Probation a student is not allowed to participate in extra-curricular activities, be employed by the
College, and includes one or more of the following: being roomed, dormed, or campused.
Students found guilty of breaching security, or in violation of local, state, or federal law are placed
on immediate Character Probation. Students on Character Probation must meet regularly for
accountability with a Faculty or Staff member of their choice with approval of the Vice President for
Student Development.
Eight consecutive weeks without an incident removes a student from Character Probation. If during
these eight weeks a student commits a violation and is “written up” it is considered a sixth violation
and the student will be assigned community service hours. The student must wait a full eight
weeks without incident to be removed from Character Probation. Character Probation carries over
from semester to semester and from year to year.
Upon the student’s sixth “write-up” the student is suspended immediately, pending a hearing
before the Student Development Committee. Please note that the College reserves the right to
expel any student whose presence puts the security or safety of the campus at risk, or whose
attitude or behavior is not in harmony with Emmaus’ standards.
Examples of what you might be “written up” for:
• Curfew violations, public displays of affection (PDA), failure to post overnight information, dress
     code violations, failed room inspection, quiet hours violations, etc.
DISCIPLINARY PROCESS
The regulations contained in this guide are designed to affect harmonious living in the Emmaus
community. Emmaus students are expected to practice holiness of life and give themselves fully to
their prescribed course of study. The school reserves the right to ask any student to withdraw
whose presence is not conducive to the best development of the student himself or to that of the
school.
In applying discipline, we appeal to the highest form of discipline, self-discipline. We assume that
most students will conduct themselves in accordance with the principles set forth in this handbook.
If that fails, other forms of discipline should prevail: Resident Assistants, Student Development
staff, and finally the Student Development Committee. These levels progressively followed will
produce the most meaningful discipline and effect harmonious living. However, for more serious
infractions the student may be called in by the Assistant Dean for Student Development, Vice
President for Student Development, or Student Development Committee.
In cases of serious infractions it is at the discretion of the Vice President for Student Development
to hear the case or refer it to the Student Development Committee.
I. If handled by the Vice President for Student Development:
     • The student will be notified to meet with the VP for Student Development.
     • The Dean will be responsible to gather the necessary evidence and witnesses.
     • The Dean will state the charges against the student and content of the witnesses
         statements and evidence against him/her.
     • The student will be given opportunity to defend himself/herself against the charges.
     • The Vice President for Student Development will determine the outcome or meet with the
         Student Development Committee.
II. If handled by the Student Development Committee:
     • The committee will be informed of the nature of the incident, those involved, and the
         content of the witnesses’ statements.
     • The student will be requested to meet with the Student Development Committee and
         advised of the charges.
     • The student will be given an opportunity to defend himself/herself.
     • The committee will be given opportunity to question the student.
     • The committee will meet and deliberate the outcome without the accused student present.
     • The student will then be called in and the outcome of the deliberations will be stated.
An appeal may be made to the Student Development Committee, in which case the Vice President
for Student Development will not chair the committee nor vote but will be involved in the
proceedings.
Reasons for the appeal must meet those stated in the appeal section (see III).
Emergency suspension may be authorized at any time, with a hearing of the case by the Student
Development Committee set at a later time.
III. Appeal of the Student Development Committee decision must be made in writing to the
     President of the College as long as it is based on one of the following:
     • Not following due process.
    • New evidence discovered.
    • Excessive severity of the sanction.
IV. Possible outcomes from the appeal:
    • Affirm in whole or in part the findings and action of the Student Development Committee.
    • Reduce the severity of the sanction.
    • Request a reconsideration of the case by the Student Development Committee.
STUDENT CONCERNS POLICY
Purpose: The ‘Student Concerns Procedure’ is designed to assist in resolving problems for
students who maybe having difficulties with a faculty member, staff member, or another student. It
is the teaching and expectations of Emmaus Bible College that students follow the principles of
Matthew 18 for confronting an issue, but if the student concern cannot be resolved through
informal discussion with the individual involved, a student may choose to have the issue
investigated and judged in a formal setting through the Student Concerns Procedure.
Confidentiality: Although the Student Concerns Procedure is confidential, identity cannot be
withheld from the individual(s) involved. Other individuals may receive information as needed.
Timelines: The Student Concerns Procedure is designed to take place in no more than 50
working days. To find remedy under this formal process, a concern must be filed within 30 days of
the incident. Concerns filed more than 30 days after the incident may not be accepted for
adjudication.
Record Keeping: All records of the Student Concerns Procedure, including the concern form and
all reports and findings, are the property of the College. A formal Student Concerns report that
summarizes all formal concerns will be forwarded to the President, Cabinet, and
division/department heads at the conclusion of each semester.
How to File a Formal Student Concern:
Step 1: If the student has an issue with a faculty or staff member, or another student, he/she
            should initially discuss the problem with the individual. Problems with policy, class
            grades, or course content should first be discussed with the instructor and the
            division/department chair.
Step 2: If a suitable resolution is not achieved, the student can complete a formal Student
            Concern Form. Forms are available in the offices of the Vice President for Student
            Development and Assistant Dean for Student Development.
Step 3: The student returns the Student Concern Form to the office of the Vice President for
            Student Development.
Step 4: The Vice President for Student Development will begin an investigation into the facts of
            the matter. Written notification of the concern will be provided to the involved
            individual(s) within five working days of receiving the concern.
Step 5: The Vice President for Student Development may either refer the case to the Student
            Development Committee or issue a decision. The Vice President for Student
            Development will notify the student and the involved individual(s) of the findings.
            Notification of findings will be sent within 21 working days of the concern being filed.
            The student will receive the results of the investigation in writing. The student will
            review the findings and decide if they are satisfied with the results. If they are not
            satisfied with the results, they may proceed to Step 6.
Step 6: The student may appeal the ruling by notifying the President and Vice President for
            Student Development in writing within five days.
Step 7: A final decision will be made. The President will make the final decision on the appeal,
            and will notify the student and the involved individual(s) in writing within 10 working
            days.
COUNSELING SERVICES
Counseling services are available free of charge to all students of Emmaus Bible College.
Counseling is coordinated through the office of the Vice President for Student Development, and
generally consists of pastoral counseling, which is available from the Vice President for Student
Development and other members of the faculty. Should the need arise for more specialized
counseling, the Director of Counseling Services, who is a trained mental health counselor, is skilled
and qualified to provide counseling service beyond the scope of pastoral counseling. Occasionally,
situations may require networking with other mental health professionals in the Dubuque
community, and the Vice President of Student Development office will work with the student to find
the best care possible if referrals are necessary.
Confidentiality- Counseling that is coordinated through the office of the Vice President for Student
Development will respect the privacy of students and will, within certain limitations, hold in
confidence information obtained within the counseling relationship.
There are certain situations in which information about students may be released without their
permission. While not an exhaustive list of all possible situations, the following situations are those
that arise most often:
• The College determines that disclosure is necessary to protect against a clear and imminent
     risk of serious harm to the student or to another person. In such cases, the information will be
     disclosed only to appropriate professional workers, necessary College and public authorities, a
     potential victim of aggression, or the student’s family.
• The College must report any knowledge of abuse against children under the age of 18, or
     dependent adults over the age of 18. In these instances, a report must be made to the Iowa
     Department of Human Services.
• The College must release any information when mandated by an order from a court of law or
     judge.
• When there is clear violation or infringement by the student against the policies and regulations
     as stated in the Emmaus Bible College Student Handbook.
Whenever possible, the counselor involved will discuss the disclosure of information with the
student before disclosure is given. Except in the circumstances outlined above, we will not release
to others any information regarding you or the counseling services provided to you unless you
request and authorize its release with your signature.
DATING
In the area of dating and physical contact, couples are expected to use good judgment, realizing
their personal responsibilities to be testimonies of our Lord. As well, they should exercise mutual
respect for the convictions of fellow believers on campus and in the community. The lack of godly
wisdom implemented in this important area can promote an intimacy that can be harmful to the
Christian walk of all those involved.
Couples are expected to conduct themselves honorably at all times, and may not be alone in a
home, apartment, etc. without another adult present who can help keep them accountable.
Biblical teaching regarding purity applies to student relationships. Sexual relationships outside of
marriage and homosexual practices are unacceptable.
DISPLAYS OF AFFECTION
God has created us with the need and the capacity to give and receive affection. These gifts are to be
cherished but guarded. Since affection and sexuality are closely linked, and since God reserves
sexual fulfillment for heterosexual marriage, it is important that each member of the Emmaus family
determine personal boundaries before becoming involved in a dating relationship. Sexual purity
should be the goal of every dating couple. Physical contact intended to increase sexual
gratification should be avoided.
Students should also display sensitivity to the other members of the Emmaus family and to guests
by being discrete and above reproach with regard to public displays of affection. This applies to
behavior with opposite and same sex friendships to maintain a consistent witness to the
community. Examples of behavior to avoid would include:
• hand-holding                            • lying next to each other
• kissing                                 • arms around each other
• lying or sitting on someone’s lap       • back rubs
• head on someone’s chest                 • playing with each other’s hair
Apart from heterosexual marriage, sexual activity in all its forms is:
• a violation of biblical standards
• a sin against God
• a sin against the believer’s body
Any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, which includes premarital sex, oral sex,
adultery, and homosexual acts, should expect immediate dismissal from the College.
ENGAGEMENTS AND MARRIAGES
In order to discourage immature relationships, engagements of Emmaus students may become
public knowledge only at the completion of one semester at Emmaus and only after permission has
been granted by the Student Development Committee.
Three prerequisites to publicize an engagement on campus are:
1. The maturity of the relationship
2. Parental permission
3. Completion of three sessions in pre-engagement counseling with a faculty member.
In cases where counseling with a faculty member proves to be a hardship (e.g., when only one
party is a student at Emmaus) permission may be granted to receive counseling in the local church
setting. Students who fail to follow these guidelines will not be allowed to publicize their
engagement or wear engagement rings on campus or at any occasions affiliated with Emmaus.
Engagements may not be announced during finals week. Marriage during the school year is not
allowed without permission from the Vice President for Student Development or the Student
Development Committee. No permission will be granted for marriage during finals or graduation
week.
DRESS CODE
College is a transitional time between a home environment and a work environment, where
personal appearance will affect your acceptance and effectiveness at work and in service to the
church. As students you also make a statement to the community of Dubuque, and we desire that
statement to be supportive of the goals and objectives of Emmaus.
In the areas of dress and grooming, Emmaus Bible College maintains certain institutional
preferences and expects students to abide by them. As a general principle, students’ hair and
clothing should be clean, neat, modest, and appropriate. Footwear must be worn in all campus
buildings other than the residence halls and its appropriateness will be determined by a member of
the Student Development Department (RA, Resident Directors, Assistant Dean for Student
Development or Vice President for Student Development). Students must have a natural hair color.
Modest dress shorts may be worn to class during the months of August, September, April, and
May.
BUSINESS CASUAL (Special school wide events such as Baccalaureate, special chapels,
Thanksgiving dinner, etc.)
Men: Dress shirts – collared shirts with short or long sleeves. No knit or ribbed shirts. Sweaters
or sweater vests may be worn over a collared dress shirt. Pants - dress, corduroy, or khaki. Dress
shoes only. No gym shoes, sandals, or flipflops.
Women: Dresses, skirts, suits, blouses, and sweaters. Dress, corduroy, or khaki pants. Dress
shoes or sandals. No gym shoes or flipflops.
CLASSROOM DRESS (Applies while classes are in session Monday – Friday, the week of Final
Exams and special events such as SEW, CMS, etc.)
Men: Collared, polo, ribbed shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts and t-shirts (no inappropriate logos).
Pants - dress, corduroy, khaki, jeans. Pants are to be properly worn, with no holes, patches, or
tears. Overalls are not permitted. Gym shoes, sandals, and flip-flops are acceptable.
Women: Dresses, skirts, suits, blouses, sweaters, sweatshirts and t-shirts (no inappropriate
logos). Pants - dress, corduroy, khaki, jeans (which would include capri/cropped pants that are no
shorter than below the knee). Pants are to be properly worn, with no holes, patches, or tears.
Overalls are not permitted. Gym shoes and flipflops are acceptable.
CASUAL DRESS (after classroom hours, all day Saturday, Sunday after lunch)
Sweat pants, athletic pants, athletic or dress shorts at a mid thigh length, plain white undershirts alone,
overalls.
Inappropriate attire at all times (Men)
• Body pierced jewelry of any kind. Flesh colored spacers may be worn.
• Tank tops (excluding athletic activities)
• Pajama pants
• Clothing that is tight-fitting or indiscreetly styled
Inappropriate attire at all times (Women)
• Clothing that is tight-fitting, low-cut, inappropriately slit, or indiscreetly styled
• Pajama pants
• Hems / slits of skirts and dresses that are more than 2 inches above the knee
• Halter or strapless tops
• Bare midriffs
• Long shirts or short skirts with leggings
• Body pierced jewelry of any kind (other than ears). Flesh colored spacers may be worn.
If inappropriate clothing or footwear is worn, you will be asked to return to your room and change.
The Resident Assistants, Resident Directors, Assistant Dean for Student Development and the
Vice President for Student Development have the responsibility of maintaining the acceptable and
neat appearance of the student body, and their judgment on matters of dress code is final.
HATS
Guys are only allowed to wear hats in the dorms or outside of the building. Girls are allowed to
wear hats at anytime.
HAIR
Students must have a natural hair color. Hair is to be well groomed and should avoid extremes
(including but not limited to dreadlocks, braids, and ponytails for men.) Men’s hair is to be no
longer than the bottom of the collar of his shirt.
TATTOOING
While you are a student at Emmaus Bible College, you may not allow yourself to be tattooed or
branded in any way, shape, or form.
PRACTICAL JOKES
Practical jokes are a College ritual. Unfortunately, practical jokes often end up hurting people,
either physically or emotionally, or damaging property. Students are asked to refrain from initiating
or participating in practical jokes that are potentially harmful to others, damaging to personal or
College property, or harmful to the names of Christ and/or Emmaus Bible College. Perpetrators are
fully responsible. Total and full compensation for damages is expected and will be assessed to a
student’s school bill if payment is not made within a designated time. Trespassing and “breaking
and entering” are unlawful and are viewed as serious offenses which will be punished accordingly.
Phone pranks will not be tolerated.
TELEVISION
We ask that you use godly wisdom in selecting the programs that you watch and that you be willing
to lovingly confront a brother or sister who is watching objectionable programs. Only DVD’s and
videos rated G and PG may be watched on campus. Public viewing of any movie (primarily in the
Student Center or dorm lounge) must be approved by Dean Glock, Janelle Flanagan, a Resident
Director, or a Resident Assistant.
RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Your choice of recreational activities will deeply affect the development of your Christian lifestyle.
We ask that you use discretion in your choice of movies, videos, television shows, theater, and
reading material, and not be entertained by that which revolves around sinfulness. Students are to
refrain from patronizing pubs, bars, nightclubs, comedy clubs and similar establishments. In order
to encourage students to get adequate sleep and to be attentive in morning classes, no video
gaming, either across the Internet or within the Emmaus network, will be permitted after curfew.
This also includes the use of TV’s and computer monitors for such gaming.
DANCING
Participation in social dancing such as cultural, ethnic, co-ed, or taking dance lessons is prohibited
while in residence and under the supervision of the College.
GAMBLING
We ask that while enrolled at Emmaus you not be involved in gambling including such activities as
the dog track, lottery, riverboat casinos, the use of cards in gambling, etc.
USE OF TOBACCO
The use of tobacco in any form is not permitted while enrolled as a student of Emmaus.
STUDENT ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY
All students enrolled in Emmaus Bible College are expected to refrain from the use and purchasing
of alcohol and illegal drugs. This applies not only to the school year but includes vacation periods
and the summer while enrolled at Emmaus. In addition, students are expected to inform
themselves of and to observe state and federal laws relating to the manufacturing, delivery, and
possession of illegal drugs. Emmaus considers the illegal use of drugs, including alcohol, a serious
offense which will result in disciplinary action, ranging from rehabilitative counseling to dismissal
from the College, based on the evaluation and discretion of the Vice President of Student
Development and the Student Development Committee. The College also reserves the right to
submit any evidence it has acquired to local law enforcement agencies. Inappropriate behavior
resulting from the use of alcohol or other illegal drugs may result in additional disciplinary action.
Students convicted of drug-related offenses may jeopardize their financial aid.
Referral services are available to students.
INTEGRITY
All EBC handbook guidelines are to be followed when enrolled as a student, which includes school
breaks and summer months.
We are also to follow biblical standards of morality in our relationships with one another.
Dishonesty, including lying, cheating, and plagiarism, will not be tolerated.
CHRISTIAN LIFESTYLE
The guidelines in the handbook are to assist you in developing Christian character while at
Emmaus. We seek to provide an environment conducive to spiritual growth. Any language that is
incompatible with the claims of Christ and righteous living is unacceptable on campus. This would
include remarks that are vulgar, racist, sexist, gossip, slander, sexual innuendos, or discriminatory
based on ethnicity, age, gender, or handicap. Emmaus recognizes sexual harassment as
inconsistent with biblical teaching and illegal, and will not tolerate it. Complaints are to be reported
to the Vice President for Student Development.

                                   RESIDENT LIFE
MUSIC
Our expectations for students in the area of music are two-fold. First, corrupt music, with words
and concepts that are in opposition to the Word of God, is not to be played on campus. Second,
the volume at which music is played should not be heard outside of a student’s room.
TELEVISION
Televisions are not allowed in an individual’s room, but are provided in the Student Center and
allowed in Dorm Lounges.
COMPUTERS AND NETWORK ACCESS INFORMATION
The Emmaus Network:
Emmaus provides students with access to the Internet through a shared high-speed connection.
The purpose of this connection is primarily for academic research and communications with family
members while you are at Emmaus, although entertainment use of the network is permitted as
long as it does not interfere with another student’s academic use of the Internet. Since we share
this fixed bandwidth connection, the activities of one student affect every other student’s ability to
access the Internet. In the past, we have found that certain activities are detrimental to the
effective sharing of this Internet access, and have therefore been prohibited. Your use of the
Emmaus network constitutes your agreement to abide by the guidelines given here in the Student
Handbook.
No student is permitted to engage in activities on the Internet that are contrary to the statement of
faith of Emmaus Bible College. For instance, activities such as Internet gambling and viewing
pornography are not allowed. Activity on the Emmaus student network is monitored and logged so
that we can protect our students from unauthorized activity.
No student will operate their own wireless access point in his or her dorm room or anywhere else
on campus. The dorms are already equipped with wireless network access. The wireless access
key is EBCEBC1234 for wireless access in the dorms, the library, and the coffee shop.
Downloads of large files (over 10 MB) should be avoided on the network. If you need to get a copy
of the installation CD for an open-source operating system like Linux or UNIX, check first with Mr.
Manning and Mr. Woodhouse to see if a copy has already been downloaded before you download
a CD image or a large file of any other type.
Student machines should be configured to obtain an Internet Protocol (IP) address automatically
from the network. If your machine has a static IP address from a previous connection, please
make sure that it has been reconfigured to obtain a new address automatically.
Students may not interfere with the configuration or security of any machine on the network other
than their own personally owned machine(s). Any attempts to hack into someone else’s machine
will be logged and appropriate action will be taken.
Since streaming audio and video takes up significant bandwidth on the shared Internet connection,
it is not permitted unless it is specifically required by a course the student is taking. Since You
Tube and other video sites on the Internet stream their videos, students are not permitted to use
these services through the Emmaus network.
Students are given storage space on a file server (the X: drive) and are encouraged to store
course-related files on this device so that they can be retrieved from any machine on the network.
Files that are not academically-related, or that consume excessive amounts of storage will be
deleted if space becomes limited. Students are encouraged to move non-current materials from
the X: drive to their own machines if they are no longer actively using the files for academic
purposes.
There has been some confusion about academic versus entertainment uses of the Emmaus
network among our students. In order to clarify what is and is not permitted on the Emmaus
network, this FAQ is being included in the Student Handbook for your convenience
 Question                       Answer                  Reasoning



 What networks exist at         We have a local area    Our local area network connects all of our dorm
 Emmaus?                        network divided         rooms, classrooms, and offices. The Internet
                                between faculty/staff   connections attach our local network with the world-
                                and students and two    wide network. The Internet connection for the faculty
                                connections to the      and staff is a T-1 (runs at 1.5 Mbps) and the student
                                Internet                connection is a cable connection running at 7.0 Mbps
                                                        (5x faster than the faculty/staff connection)



 Is there a difference          Yes                     Our local network is about 150 times faster than the
 between what I can do on                               connection that we share to the Internet. Thus, the
 the local network and what I                           impact of traffic on our local network is not as much of
 can do across the Internet?                            a concern as the amount of traffic that flows in and out
                                                        of Emmaus over our shared Internet connection.



 Can I download music from      Yes, in moderation. *   If you purchase music (from iTunes, for instance) you
 the Internet?                                          can download it to your local computer. Of course,
                                                        downloading copyrighted music that you haven’t
                                                        purchased is illegal and prohibited.



 Can I share my iTunes          Yes *                   You can share your iTunes library with other students
 library?                                               at Emmaus as long as the music it contains does not
                                                        violate the principles of what is allowed at Emmaus.



 Can I watch TV or videos or    No                      Streaming video from the Internet puts an undue
 listen to music for                                    strain on our Internet connection by consuming
 entertainment over the                                 excessive amounts of bandwidth and interfering with
 Internet?                                              other students’ use of the Internet for academic
                                                        purposes.



 One of my music courses         Yes                    If it is part of your course requirements, you can listen
 requires that I listen to music                        to specified musical compositions across the Internet.
 compositions on the
 Internet. Is that permitted?



 Can I download video files     No                      Video files tend to be very large and take a
 from the Internet?                                     considerable amount of bandwidth over a long period
                                                        of time to download. This disrupts others’ use of the
                                                         Internet connection.



 Can I download updates to      Yes                      Most operating systems allow you to download
 my operating system                                     updates and patches from their manufacturer sites on
 (Windows, MacOS, Linux,                                 the Internet. This is perfectly okay. However, please
 etc.) from sites on the                                 don’t download images of operating installation CDs
 Internet?                                               from the Internet during prime study times to minimize
                                                         the interference with other students using the Internet
                                                         connection for academic purposes.



 Can I use tunneling            No                       We prevent access to certain sites on the Internet
 websites to get around the                              because they either violate the network use policies at
 Internet filtering at                                   Emmaus (e.g., pornography, gambling), or because
 Emmaus?                                                 they are primarily used for video viewing or
                                                         downloading (e.g., YouTube). Trying to get around
                                                         these restrictions using tunneling software is itself a
                                                         violation of our network policy.



 Can I play video games with    Yes                      Engaging in video games with other students at
 others across the Emmaus                                Emmaus only puts a load on the local area network.
 network?                                                However, including players outside of Emmaus uses
                                                         bandwidth on our Internet connection and should be
                                                         done during non-prime study times only.



 Why can’t I do whatever I      Although you live at     As a student, you are part of a community that
 want on the network, since I   Emmaus, you don’t live   collectively uses the network and Internet resources
 live here at the college?      here alone.              that the college provides. Engaging in network
                                                         activities that consume excessive amounts of network
                                                         bandwidth interferes with the ability of your fellow-
                                                         students to pursue their academic responsibilities.




Network Configuration:
   IP Address: Emmaus does not run a DHCP server to automatically assign IP addresses to
   individual computers. Each computer must be configured with its own static IP address. The
   IP address for a student’s machine should be set as follows:
   10.xxx.yyy.zzz where:
   xxx = 130 for dorm rooms on Smart building’s ground floor
   xxx = 131 for dorm rooms on Smart building’s first floor
   xxx = 132 for dorm rooms on Smart building’s second floor
   xxx = 133 for dorm rooms on Smart building’s third floor
   xxx = 134 for dorm rooms on Smith Hall’s third floor
   yyy = the student’s room number
   zzz = the number of the network connection in the room. Single dorm rooms will have only
        one connection.
    Example:
    10.132.15.1 would be the number for first network connection in room 15 on the second floor
    of the Smart building.
    Network Mask: The network mask for student dorm access is 255.240.0.0
    Gateway: The gateway for student dorms is 10.128.1.7
    DNS Servers: The two DNS servers that students should use are:
                                     64.22.192.4 and 64.22.192.3
Email Services:
    Most students come to Emmaus having already established an email address that they use for
    their personal email. Changing email addresses can be confusing and frustrating, so students
    are not required to change to an Emmaus email address. However, to simplify
    communications with students, we do need to know the email address that you wish to use
    while you are at Emmaus. If you don’t have an email address, or would prefer to use an
    Emmaus email address, we will provide one upon request to the Computer Department.
    Please fill out the email form provided in your packet so that we can record your preferred
    email address.
Internet access is restricted between 2 am – 6 am.
ROOM PRIVACY
Students are asked to respect the privacy and rights of fellow students by not entering another
person’s room without permission. The College reserves the right to inspect rooms and belongings
when deemed necessary by the Residence Hall staff, Assistant Dean for Student Development or
Vice President of Student Development.
Students are not permitted in the residence halls of the opposite sex.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
In areas of security please report all violations promptly to the Vice President of Student
Development, Assistant Dean for Student Development or Resident Directors. Areas of particular
concern are curfew violations and entrances to the College left ajar or propped open. For
everyone’s safety and security, all exterior doors found open should be closed properly.
In areas of safety, the use of candles, incense, open burners, electric heaters and hot plates are
not allowed in the Residence Halls. Water fights, fireworks, and firearms are not permitted.
Personal items may not be left in the hallways. Posters, etc., may be placed inside your room
doors but not on hallway walls and doors. We also ask that you refrain from using rollerblades,
scooters, skateboards, BB, Air Soft, CO2 guns, knives, swords, etc. in the College facilities.
DEVOTIONS
Weekly Residence Hall and Off Campus Devotions will be held for the purpose of spiritual
encouragement and for the communication of information. Locations for Resident Hall Devotions are
decided by the Resident Assistants on each floor. Off Campus Devotions are held in Classroom C.
ALL students are expected to participate unless excused by the Vice President of Student
Development or Assistant Dean for Student Development.
QUIET HOURS
Students are requested to keep noise to a minimum in the residence halls from 10 p.m. until 7a.m.
daily.
RESIDENCE HOURS
Students are to be on their residence hall floors from midnight to 6:00 a.m. Monday - Friday and
from 1:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Permission from the Resident Assistant or
Resident Directors is necessary to be at other places in the building or off campus after curfew.
Late night can be requested during the RA office hours and no later than two hours before curfew.
The RA office is open each evening four hours before curfew.
Students may move floor to floor of their own gender after curfew only by using the designated
stairwells. (Men – far Smart stairwell Women – central Harlow stairwell).
OVERNIGHT INFORMATION
Overnight information must be recorded in case of an emergency. You can obtain a form from your
RA. Please fill out this form and post on your door prior to leaving campus. If a delay in returning is
unavoidable, please notify the RA. Failure to post information can be serious and potentially yields
a ‘write up’.
ROOM INSPECTIONS
Rooms must be cleaned thoroughly at least once a week and kept orderly at all times. Routine
inspections will be conducted on a weekly basis by the Resident Assistant on each floor. We
desire that you learn to maintain an appropriate lifestyle, which includes the consideration of those
on your hall and a care for your belongings and living area. Lounges will also be inspected on a
regular basis.
ROOM ASSIGNMENTS
The Assistant Dean for Student Development assigns rooms and changes may only be requested
during the first week of each semester. There will be a charge of $20 to switch rooms if permission
is granted.
OVERNIGHT GUESTS
Guests are permitted to stay with students for a limited period of time. They are subject to the
same guidelines as the students, and the host is responsible for their actions. Please submit a
visitor information form from the RA Office to Assistant Dean for Student Development one week
prior to the anticipated arrival of your guest. If a guest arrives without notice, you must immediately
sign in your guest in the RA office or with one of the Resident Directors. Meal tickets may be
purchased at the Front Desk during business hours for any guest. Visits that last longer than 3
nights must be pre-approved by Dean Glock or Janelle Flanagan. There will be a $10 fee per
night/per person for approved extended visits.
TORNADO WARNING
In case of a tornado, the emergency sirens will sound. All students are to proceed to the
racquetball courts and, if necessary, the tunnel areas.
FIRE ALARM
When the alarm sounds, immediately evacuate the building in an orderly fashion by locating and
exiting by the nearest exit. Those in the main building are to meet, in an orderly fashion, with
members of your hall in the athletic field parking lot and await further instructions. Those in Smith
Hall are to meet, in an orderly fashion, with members of your hall in the Smith Hall parking lot and
await further instructions. An emergency exit route is posted in each room.
ROOM FURNISHINGS
Furniture must not be exchanged between dorm rooms and lounges. Need for repair to the room or
equipment is to be directed to the Residence Hall Staff, who will submit a request to the
Maintenance Department. Damage to rooms or furniture will be charged against the room deposit.
Waterbeds are not allowed.
STUDENT ID CARD AND ROOM KEY REPLACEMENT POLICY
Student identification cards are an essential part of life at Emmaus Bible College. Student ID cards
are used for chapel attendance, entrance in the Dining Hall, and for entrance into the campus
facilities.
At times, a student may damage or lose their card. If this occurs, we ask that you adhere to the
following procedures:
•   Report immediately to the Front Desk and fill out the “Student ID Card Replacement” form
•   This form will be sent to the security office and a new card will be issued
•   A $20 replacement fee will be charged for a lost ID card and a $10 replacement fee will be
    charged for a broken ID card
• You will be given a temporary card which will be needed for entrance into the Dining Hall (the
    temporary card will be dated and signed by the Front Desk worker)
• After filling out the paperwork at the Front Desk, the student will be marked as “present” in
    chapel that day
• You will receive a note in your mailbox when the new card is ready to be picked up at the Front
    Desk
    (Once a new card is issued, the old card is deactivated. To reactivate the old card you will be
    charged the $20 replacement fee)
• Please note: You must follow this procedure as soon as your card is damaged or lost.
    Attendance will not be adjusted for previous days when your card was damaged/lost.
Lost Student ID cards pose a great risk to the security and safety of our EBC family. It is
imperative that you follow this procedure as soon as possible if you find yourself in this situation.
There is a $30.00 charge for lost dorm room keys. Please notify Janelle Flanagan if you need a
new dorm key.
ROOM DECORATIONS
Please do not use alcoholic or tobacco containers, symbols, or posters for any reason. Posters that
appeal to sensual desires, or that represent music groups giving a message contradictory to the
Word of God, are not to be used.
Contact Shorti Cribb (Maintenance) to have nails put in your walls. DO NOT nail items in your own
wall. Please use non-destructive adhesive. A suggested alternative to tape is ‘sticky tac’.
PHONE USEAGE
If you have any questions or issues with the use of your phone, please see Bob Flores at 2117.
We ask that you leave a short and appropriate message on your personal voicemail account.
Prank calls are not permitted.
PETS
No pets except for fish.
VACATION RESIDENCY POLICY
Vacation periods start the first full day without classes. Dormitories are closed during the following
vacation periods: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Spring Break. The dorms will re-open 6:00 am
the day before the first full day of classes.
Full-time resident students may reside in the dormitories with the permission of the Student
Development Department after filling out a Residency Request Form that can be obtained at the
Front Desk. Those approved to reside over break will be billed $10/day starting on the first full day
with no classes. Charges will be assessed by the Student Development office and can be paid
directly to them, or charges will be billed to the student’s account. Exceptions of payment will be
given to students on a case by case basis as determined by the Vice President of Student
Development (e.g. Student Internships, international students, student workers of EBC, etc.). Such
exceptions must be presented to and approved by the Vice President of Student Development at
least 72 hours before the beginning of the vacation period.
The dining hall services will be closed during the above listed holidays, and students who are
residing on campus should plan to accommodate their own dining needs. (Refrigerators and
microwaves are available for student use on each of the student dormitory lounges.)
All curfew (1:00am) and student handbook policies are in effect for any students residing on
campus during vacation periods.
SUMMER RESIDENCY AND STORAGE
All students who live in the dorms will be charged $10.00 per night during the summer months.
Exceptions are made for full-time summer employees.
All students who store items over the summer must pay a $50.00 storage fee and sign a summer
storage contract. All items must be removed from storage, by October 1st, the following year or the
items will be discarded. The College does not accept any liability arising from any loss or damage
to the items being stored.
Vehicles being stored over the summer must be parked in the far tennis courts. Students must
submit their car keys to maintenance and pay a $50.00 parking fee.
RESIDENT DORM POLICY
Emmaus Bible College has the desire to help form and educate the student both in and out of the
classroom. While much learning happens within the classroom experience, it is the desire of the
College for each of its students to learn personal accountability, develop lifelong relationships, and
understand proper standards in living within a community. As such, the College requires all
students (full & part-time) to live on campus so they may take part in the growth and development
offered within dorm life. Exceptions to this policy are married students and students living with
immediate family members. Exceptions can also be requested to the Vice President of Student
Development.
NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS
Striving to maintain a balance between community involvement on campus and living away from
the campus is challenging. Emmaus is committed to developing collegial relationships, and off-
campus students are encouraged to invest in campus organizations and activities. Off-campus
students are still considered an integral part of the family, and are expected to hold to the same
standards as those students living on campus.
IN SUMMARY
These behavioral expectations are intended for our time together at Emmaus and not necessarily
as norms for all Christians everywhere. We trust that these guidelines will assist you in developing
Christian character and a more mature relationship with Jesus Christ. In your decision to attend
Emmaus, we recognize and appreciate your willingness to conform to these standards.

                         ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT
ATHLETIC MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of the Emmaus Athletic Program is to teach traditional values of discipline, teamwork,
dedication, loyalty, sportsmanship and Biblical motivation for success.
Goals of the Athletic Department
• To provide a wide variety of athletic activities to encourage as many students as possible to
    participate in order to bring unity to our student body.
• To instill in students the desire to win while competing fairly and learning to accept victory or
    defeat in an equally graceful manner.
• To stress the importance of Christ-like attitudes and sportsmanship on and off the playing field.
• To offer a healthy environment for spiritual, physical, mental and social exercise.
• To assist in developing the God-given talents of those athletically gifted.
• To serve the students!
INTERCOLLEGIATE
Emmaus Bible College is a member of the Midwest Region of the National Christian College
Athletic Association (NCCAA) and the Association of Christian College Athletics (ACCA). We offer
four intercollegiate sports: Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, and Women’s
Volleyball.
CLUB SPORTS
Each fall, Emmaus enters a co-ed softball team in a city recreational league. The team practices
once a week and plays one game each week.
INTRAMURALS
The Intramural Department at Emmaus exists for the use and enjoyment of the students, and
offers many opportunities for participation in a wide variety of sports and activities.
Intramural Sports are available only for current students, Faculty and Staff of Emmaus Bible
College and the immediate family members of Faculty and Staff. Alumni (approved by the
Athletic Director) may be allowed to participate for a fee of $25 per sport.
All students must sign and turn in the Intramural Sports Liability Waiver before being allowed to
participate in an organized sporting activity.
Team activities for the fall include men’s flag football, women’s volleyball, co-ed ultimate Frisbee,
and men’s and women’s floor hockey.
Team activities for the spring include co-ed badminton, men’s and women’s dodge ball, men’s
basketball, men’s and women’s indoor soccer, co-ed volleyball, and men’s and women’s softball.
Throughout the year the Intramural Department will host other singles and doubles tournaments
including tennis, badminton, ping pong, pool, pickle ball and racquetball. Team tournaments will
include golf and women’s basketball.
The winner(s) of each sport will receive intramural championship t-shirts with the colors of their choice.
INTRAMURAL COMPETITION
Rosters, schedules, standings, and other pertinent information will be posted on the Intramural
bulletin board and available by visiting www.emmaus.edu/athletics. Participants are responsible to
be aware of their game times, and should notify their team captain if they are unable to play in a
game or activity.
Intramural activities are supervised and/or officiated by faculty, staff or students appointed by the
Intramural Department. These individuals should be respected, and the Intramural Department
reserves the right to deny anyone the privilege of playing, if based on conduct that is deemed
unnecessary.
Rules for each sport are adapted from United States Amateur Athletics guidelines and should be
followed at all times.
TEAM ORGANIZATION
Participation in an Intramural team sport will take place in one of three ways:
1) Organize your own teams: In this case, a team captain will submit a roster listing all the players
    on his or her team, using the guidelines provided. Limited additions to team rosters will be
    allowed, and must be approved by the Athletic Director’s discretion.
2) The draft format: A signup list will be available and captains will be chosen who draft their
    teams from a list of participants.
3) Floor teams: Teams will be split up by dorm floors with off-campus students and staff added at
    the discretion of the Athletic Director.
EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE
During supervised hours, basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, soccer balls, softballs, bats and other
equipment are available for student use. During unsupervised hours, available equipment may be
limited. Any equipment to be taken out of the Gym area will need to be signed out through the
Gym supervisor on duty. Weight machines and other exercise equipment are also available in the
Gym mezzanine area.
SPORTS DRESS CODE
Modest and appropriate attire is to be worn by EBC students at all times – including athletic
activities. Men may be shirtless only when no females are present. Shorts must be mid-thigh
length. Clothing should meet guidelines discussed in the Casual Dress section of this handbook.
GYMNASIUM
Our Gymnasium is open for use from 6:00 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. daily. If during unsupervised
hours, another adult must be present in order to use the facilities.
A schedule will be posted regarding Gym supervision hours and times when the Gym will not be
available for use.
Rental of the Gym or athletic fields by non-Emmaus groups must be requested through the Athletic
Director and approved by the President’s Cabinet.
Unsupervised Hours
1. Students must be accompanied by at least one other student.
2. Only minimal equipment will be available.
3. Students must return equipment and clean up after themselves.
Every Day ............................................6:00 am – 3:15 pm
Supervised Hours
Every Day ............................................3:15 am – 11:30 pm
Gym Guidelines
• Rollerblades, roller skates, skateboards and scooters are only allowed in the auxiliary
    gymnasium.
• No hockey pucks or wood-blade hockey sticks.
• Any articles left in Gym at closing will be placed in lost and found.
• Students must clean up after themselves.
• No food or beverage is allowed in gym area except during intercollegiate events.
• Only shoes with non-marking soles are allowed on playing courts.
• Misuse of equipment or facilities may result in the loss of use of facilities.
• All Emmaus rules remain in effect while using the Gym.
• Other rules may be implemented as necessary.

                            STUDENT ACCOUNTS
GENERAL INFORMATION
All student fees for the semester are due in full by registration (Fall term) and by the first day of
class (Spring term). Those who cannot or do not pay in full by these dates will automatically be
enrolled in a Three Payment Plan. Monthly payments made according to the Three Payment Plan
are due on the first day of each month specified by the payment plan (September, October,
November, and December, February, March). A late fee ($50) will be charged for any payment
received past the due date. Any future adjustments to the account, such as changes to fees,
financial aid, course fees, fines, etc., are the responsibility of the student. New charges posted to
the account subsequent to the end of the drop/add period (such as lab fees), and any amounts that
may be due as a result of other account adjustments (such as SWAP fines), are due immediately.
Students who select a payment plan and fail to pay their fees in full by November 1st (Fall term)
and April 1st (Spring term), will be subject to a 1% service (interest) charge per month (12% per
year) on the outstanding balance beginning January 1st (Fall term) and June 1st (Spring term).
Students are generally not eligible to participate in Summex trips until their account is paid in full.
PAYMENT AND MONTHLY STATEMENTS
Monthly statements are sent to the student’s college mailbox on approximately the 20th of the
month. If requested by the student, a second copy of the statement can be mailed to a secondary
billing address (parents, etc). The statement will reflect all charges and payments made to the
student’s account since the previous statement.
Payments can be made by cash, check, debit card, or credit card. All payments made by debit card and credit
card are subject to a 2% convenience fee to cover our costs. Payments must be made at the
student accounts office, with the exception of checks, which can be placed in the business office
box located at the lower left-hand corner of the student mailbox area.
COMMUNICATION
Communication with the Student Accounts office is very important. The student Accounts office
will contact you about any issues that arise with your account. If you cannot make the required
payments, immediately contact the Student Accounts office at 800-397-2425, ext 2210, or
jborke@emmaus.edu. If payments are not received and no explanation is given, your account will
become delinquent and appropriate action will be taken.

                                            HEALTH
GENERAL INFORMATION
Emmaus does not provide health services on campus; therefore, each student is responsible for
his or her own medical needs. See Assistant Dean for Student Development, a Resident Director
or Resident Assistant for local Hospital and Clinic information.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY
First aid kits are available at the Gym office, RA office, on each resident floor, and the Front Desk.
Personnel at these areas can assist you with minor first aid needs.
In cases where immediate medical attention is needed, contact the Front Desk or an RA
immediately. After hours, please call Janelle Flanagan.
If College personnel deem it in your best interest to seek professional medical care under any
circumstances, you are required to comply. Any financial obligations which are not covered by
means of insurance will be satisfied by the College under these circumstances.
SICK LIST
Being on the sick list IS NOT considered as an excused absence, its purpose is solely to inform the
Faculty and Staff of your condition. If a student is ill and is going to miss class, the Front Desk
should be notified before 10:00 am in order to place the student on the ‘sick list’. If a student
becomes ill during class hours and will miss further classes, the Front Desk should be notified
immediately. Students on the sick list are not permitted to participate in extra curricular activities
(intramural sports, etc.).
Students on the ‘sick list’ must remain in the residence halls during class hours. Meals with a
suitable diet can be provided for ill students. The ill student is responsible to request a fellow
student or their RA to obtain the meal and deliver it. These meals may be obtained from the
kitchen during meal times.
HEALTH INSURANCE
Every full-time student at Emmaus Bible College is required to be covered by health insurance.
The College offers insurance to enrolled students through Markel Insurance Company. All students
must be covered under that plan unless they show proof (via waiver) that they have other
insurance coverage.
If students have questions regarding health insurance please see the Business Office, Assistant
Dean for Student Development or the Vice President of Student Development.
                                       ORGANIZATIONS
STUDENT GOVERNMENT
The Student Government is elected by the student body and is responsible to represent the
students to the Administration and to plan extracurricular activities for the enrichment of the student
body.
Elected members are the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Two freshmen
representatives (one male and one female) will be elected in September of each year.
The 2009-2010 Student Government officers are:
           Robert Daughters...............................................................................President
           Jesse Fullan ...............................................................................Vice President
           Cassidy Baker ................................................................................... Treasurer
           Erin Beatty..........................................................................................Secretary
           Ashleigh Wilson.................................................... Off-Campus Representative
RESIDENT ASSISTANTS
The RAs are available to assist you on your residence hall. Two are on-duty each evening in the
RA Office from 8:00 pm to 12:00 am Sunday through Thursday, and 9:00 pm to 1:00 am Friday
and Saturday.
The 2009-2010 Resident Assistants are:
          Josh Crim                       Connie DeLeon                   Scott Frasier
          Aaron Fullan                    Katelyn Hester                  Mandi Padgett
          Ana Lucia Palomino              Daniel Rinehart                 Kristi Steinhaus
          Laura Strautmann                Michelle Vein                   Ben Wakefield
          Luke Wilkerson                  Emily Witter
STUDENT MISSIONARY FELLOWSHIP
The purpose of SMF is to promote prayer and interest in missionary activities around the world
through guest speakers, prayer groups, and special programs. Direct any questions or interests
you may have to Gordon Hanna.
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION
The Emmaus Elementary Education group (EEE or Triple E) is the student-run organization for the
Elementary Education students. This group meets regularly for fellowship, planning, and
information.
All declared majors are eligible for voting membership in the group. Interested freshmen may also
participate in the EEE with voice but no vote.
The 2009-2010 Emmaus Elementary Education officers are: Justin Bracelin, Celeste Francione,
and Mandi Padgett

The policies, rules, and guidelines found in this handbook are subject to change throughout
the school year, as needed.

				
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