An updated student handbook is given to students at the beginning of each academic year. This handbook contains basic guidance and regulations governing student life. Each student is expected to read and follow its instructions.
Behavior and Dress
Maturity in conduct and modesty in dress are expected of all students. The college policy for behavior and dress is based on the General and Special Rules as found in the Manual of the Church of the Nazarene (2013-2017).
Guidelines for student conduct at Nazarene Bible College are few but important. Failure to live up to these guidelines may result in discipline, suspension, or dismissal. The guidelines of conduct are enforced. Conduct listed in items 1-10 is prohibited.
- Any conduct that could lead to physical injury or property damage.
- The use of obscene or profane language.
- The failure to act with financial responsibility for bills, including rent of house or apartment.
- The use of tobacco in any of its forms on or off campus.
- The use or possession of alcoholic beverages, narcotics, addictive or hallucinatory drugs on or off campus. The college reserves the right to require a test for drugs upon probable cause.
- The use of pornographic materials in any form, including the use of college computers to access pornographic sites on the Internet.
- Unmarried students making housing arrangements with unmarried persons of the opposite gender.
- Untruthfulness, dishonesty in any relationships.
- Plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Students should neither participate in cheating nor encourage cheating by allowing it to go unreported. (See academic policy statements that deal with consequences of plagiarism and academic dishonesty.)
Students are also to acknowledge the following:
- The college affirms the biblical teaching that sexual intimacies are to be shared as God's gift within the context of a committed marriage relationship between a man and a woman. As members of a Christian community, we are admonished to avoid certain practices, including, but not limited to, fornication, sexual promiscuity, adultery, pornography, any form of sexual misconduct (including behaviors such as voyeurism, indecent exposure, etc.) and homosexual acts. Students who demonstrate an attitude of disdain or disrespect toward these standards may be subject to disciplinary action.
- Students will be held accountable for material that is posted on their personal web site, whether they posted that material or not.
- Students will be held accountable for behavior that they confess to on Facebook or other social networking sites and postings.
- Students who are convicted of a felony while enrolled at NBC will be subject to immediate disciplinary suspension.
The following categories of discipline will apply to students who experience conduct and/or character difficulties.
Students who fail to observe college regulations will be subject to one or all of the following disciplinary procedures:
- Consultation with the Director of Student Success.
- A required appearance before the student care committee composed of the director of student success, one counseling faculty member, one additional faculty member, one staff member, and a student approved, and appointed, by the student success office.
- Dismissal from college.
Student rights to due process in disciplinary procedures are specified in the current Student Handbook.
Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Amendment
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1989 and Drug-Free Schools and Campuses Amendment of 1989, Nazarene Bible College clearly prohibits the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of drugs, alcohol, and unlawful substances by students and employees on campus property or as any part of campus activities. A copy of the statement of policy is distributed annually to all students and employees.
Student Consumer Information
Prospective and enrolled students may obtain complete consumer information concerning financial assistance costs, eligibility, and programs by contacting the financial aid office at the college address.
Campus Crime Awareness
Reports of criminal or campus violations are to be made to the business office. A complete record of campus crime and/or violation is kept on record for both campus security authorities and local police agencies. This information is distributed annually to all students and employees.
Privacy Act (FERPA)
Nazarene Bible College complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) which gives the student the right to know what information the college maintains about that student, the right to ensure the accuracy of that information, the right to know who has access to files of information and for what purposes, and the right to control to a significant extent the distribution of that information outside the institution.
The college considers some information to be directory information which may be disclosed to others without student permission. This includes, but is not limited to, items such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail addresses, photographs, dates of enrollment, classification, full or part-time status, degree(s) received, awards, honors, program of study, previous institutions attended, date and place of birth, and participation in activities. If a student does not want this information released, he or she must submit a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form to the registrar's office. This request remains in effect until revoked in writing by the student.
Educational records will not be released to individuals other than the student except as provided for by FERPA. This provision includes: (1) A parent who claims a student as a dependent on their most recent federal income tax form. The parent must submit a Parental Affidavit for Academic Information to access the student's record. (2) A person to whom a student grants access to his/her educational record by submitting a Student Consent for Release of Records. These forms must be submitted for each request.
Information regarding FERPA and forms necessary to withhold or release information may be obtained through the registrar's office.