College Policies

Definition of Policies

Policies are guiding or governing principles formally approved to provide assistance in the conduct of college affairs. College policies often prescribe standards, requirements, restrictions, rights, or responsibilities and support the mission, values, and operation of the college. Unless expressly stated to the contrary, they are binding on college employees, students, and persons visiting or using the facilities or resources of the College.


Three Levels of Authority

1. Institutional Policies

The Board of Trustees is ultimately responsible for setting overall institutional policy for the College, which is to be carried out by the administration. Accordingly, all Institutional Policies must be approved by the Board. These specifically include policies that bear on 1) faculty appointment, promotion, tenure, and dismissal, 2) personnel or anti-discrimination policies for other categories of employees, or 3) protection of academic freedom.

2. Academic and Administrative Policies

Under the level of Institutional authority are specific Administrative and Academic policies that determine the day to day operations of staff, faculty, and students. Academic policies must be approved by the President and full-time faculty members of the College, and Administrative policies must be approved by the President.

3. Division and Department Procedures

Procedures (sometimes called “department policies”) may be established at the division and department levels. These policies and procedures are approved by vice presidents and must be in accord with the College’s Institutional, Academic, and Administrative policies.


Institutional Policies

Board of Trustees Policy on Policies

Board Assessment Review

Conflict of Interest

Faculty Employment

Gender and Marriage

Gift Acceptance

Intellectual Property Rights


Presidential Assessment Review

Sexual and Other Unlawful Harassment

Tuition and Fees

Whistleblower Protection


Administrative Policies

Administrative Policy on Policies

Academic Records


Campus Access

Campus Events

Curricular Practical Training

Delinquent Accounts

Emergency Preparedness and Recovery Plan

Employee Information Inquiries


Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress

Financial Aid Verification

General Student Complaints

Identification Cards

Inclement Weather

Institutional Aid

Institutional Email


Payment Plan

Pet and Service Animals

Professional Standards and Workplace Expectations


Return to Title IV


Student Benevolence

Student Conduct

Student Discipline

Student Dress Code

Student Ministry

Students with Disabilities

Substantive Changes

Transfer of Credit

Tuition Exchange

Tuition Refund


Vehicle Registration

Veteran Benefits



Academic Policies

Academic Appeals

Academic Honesty

Academic Honors and Awards

Academic Program Assessment

Academic Program Completion

Academic Standing


Classroom Recording

Credit Hours

Dean’s List



Graduate Education

Institutional Review Board

Writing Styles