INSTITUTIONAL POLICIES

Non-Discriminatory Policy

Disciples of Christ Bible College and Seminary believes that all people are created in the image of God and is committed to providing equal opportunity and access in its educational and spiritual programs and activities. The school provides full and affirmative compliance with the provision of Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975.

The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin, handicaps or disability, age, marital, or veteran status in any of its policies, procedures, or practices. This includes its admissions policy, educational programs, treatment, employment, and all other activities that it provides.

In addition, recognizing that women and men are equal partners in the ministry of building the Kingdom of God, the school strongly discourages the use of discriminatory language. The school also prohibits any form of sexual harassment on the part of its faculty, employees and students.

Americans With Disabilities Act

Disciples of Christ Bible College and Seminary will make reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities as defined in Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Students requesting accommodations must first register with the school Registrar to verify their eligibility. After documentation review, the Registrar will provide eligible students with accommodation letters for their Instructor. Please note that professors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodations to a student until appropriate verification from the Registrar has been provided.

Sexual Harassment

The institution is committed to providing a learning and working environment that is free of discrimination. In keeping with this commitment, unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment, is strictly prohibited. Harassment is defined as unwelcomed or unsolicited verbal, physical, or visual contact that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Any student or employee who feels they have been subjected to such treatment should immediately report such to the Title IX Coordinator.

Drug Free Policy

Recognizing that our bodies are the temples of the Holy Spirit, Disciples of Christ Bible College and Seminary requires that its campus, faculty, staff, and students be drug free. The school, including all departments and affiliated institutions within it, expressly prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of a controlled substance on the campus and premises. Violation of this policy will result in the immediate dismissal from the school of any student or employee involved in any of these activities. Faculty and Employees must, as a condition of employment, abide by the above stated policy and report any conviction under a criminal drug statute within five days of its occurrence. This report must be submitted to the Personnel Office.

Any faculty, student or employee using alcohol or the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs while on the properties owned or used by Disciples of Christ Bible College and Seminary will be immediately dismissed. In addition, students or employees involved in such illegal activities are subject to legal prosecution under federal, state, and local law and may be liable for personal injuries or property damage that occur when participating in the above activities.