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  • Student Development - Hesston College
    gender religion ethnicity nationality and social or economic class Hesston College is by design a diverse campus with persons from across the United States and around the world The community celebrates this diversity and realizes that differences require each individual to seek understanding and integrity in relationships Administration The Campus Life staff is responsible for managing residence hall life and activities The director of Campus Life coordinates all residential living policies and provides supervision and training to the resident directors RDs and RAs The RDs are adult staff who live in separate apartments in the dorms Each RD supervises a group of RAs The RD responds to student needs provides leadership in the residence hall is available for counseling and conflict resolution and is involved in campus life as a mentor and role model for students The RD responds to emergencies and assists the vice president of Student Development and the director of Campus Life with campus security The RA is a second or third year student Each RA is chosen to provide leadership for a mod The RA is available to help students move in and get acquainted with other students and the college RAs serve as a communication link between students and RD help organize educational social and recreational events and programs and assist in enforcement of college policies More complete information describing Student Development is available in the Student Handbook on the Hesston College website Campus Community Programs Campus Activities Other Campus Events and Resources Campus Ministries Campus Community Standards Catalog 2015 16 2015 16 Course Catalog Academic Life Academic Integrity Academic Records and Transcript Requests Appeal Procedure Academic Support Services Credits and Calendar Advising and Registration Evaluation Satisfactory Progress Probation and Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities Off Campus Relationships Special Courses Student Success Admissions Applying for Admission

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  • Campus Programs - Hesston College
    activities director with the assistance of the Campus Activities Board CAB several selected students The goal is to offer activities that provide opportunities for fellowship and recreation to all members of the campus community A wide variety of events are available throughout the year including movie nights s mores roasts coffeehouses bowling nights roller skating parties Feast of Carols capture the flag and dances In addition CAB plans many non traditional events with input from the larger student population and academic departments The college views these activities as an integral part of each student s mental social and physical development Spouses and immediate family members of students living off campus are also invited to participate in many of these activities Other Campus Activities Music A wide variety of musical opportunities are available to students through Bel Canto Singers Hesston College Chorale Concert Band pep band and student organized singing groups Intercollegiate sports A member of the National Junior College Athletic Association NJCAA Hesston College competes with a variety of college and university programs but mainly other junior colleges in Kansas and surrounding states Hesston offers the following sports women s soccer volleyball basketball tennis cross country and softball men s soccer basketball baseball cross country and tennis Student publications The Lark yearbook the Hesston College Horizon online newspaper and the Journal of Writing and Art literary magazine Drama The Theatre program stages several productions during the year including a musical in alternate years Participation is open to all students Intramural athletic events Everyone can get involved in intramural volleyball basketball indoor soccer floor hockey racquetball softball and tennis Clubs Any student group with a faculty or staff sponsor may appeal to Campus Activities Board for status and support as a campus club Past clubs have encouraged fellowship around topics such

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  • Campus Ministries - Hesston College
    activities fall under the leadership of the campus pastor Chapel The college community gathers each Monday and Wednesday from 11 to 11 30 a m for chapel Chapel is a time for worship and celebration of faith as well as the sharing of announcements and concerns of importance to the college community The format of chapel will vary to reflect both the heritage and tradition of the Mennonite church and the diversity of the student population Chapels include speakers and dramatic musical or multi media presentations Leadership in chapel is given by students faculty and staff of the college as well as other resource persons Responsibility for chapel services rests with a planning committee chaired by the campus pastor Periodically the community gathers during the same time period on Fridays to consider current issues of local national or international importance Attendance at these gatherings may count toward the chapel attendance requirement All full time students are required to attend chapel services each semester Full time on campus students are required to attend at least 28 chapel services 14 in the first eight weeks and 14 in the second eight weeks For full time off campus students the minimum is 12 chapel services Third year students students holding previous college degrees and part time students are encouraged but not required to attend Attendance is recorded by using the bar codes on student IDs It is the student s responsibility to keep record of how many chapels he or she has attended Students will be contacted only if they are in violation of the requirement The registrar will not release grades or transcripts for students who fail to meet chapel requirements Students will not be allowed to return for another semester until they meet their chapel requirements Appropriate dress and conduct are

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  • Campus Community Standards - Hesston College
    Your Info Capital Campaign Estate Planning Give to Hesston Hesston College Today Church Relations Student Development Campus Activities Campus Ministries Counseling Services Chapel Forum FAQ Roommate Tips Athletics Baseball Basketball m Basketball w Cross Country m Cross Country w Golf m Soccer m Soccer w Softball Tennis m Tennis w Volleyball Athletic Training Services About News Presidential Search Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home 2015 16 Course Catalog Student Development Campus Community Standards Campus Community Standards To foster community enhance the campus experience assist in students maturation and provide a safe learning and living environment Hesston College has adopted a set of campus lifestyle standards to which all members of the college community are required to abide These standards reflect Christian faith and commitment and promote wellness A student s signature on the application for admission or the affirmation of college lifestyle standards form indicates that he or she understands these standards regardless of whether the standards represent the individual s conviction or preference Consult the Hesston College Student Handbook in the Student Life section of the Hesston College website www hesston edu for the list of

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  • Credits and Calendar, Advising and Registration - Hesston College
    hour period for exams Students who have more than three exams on one day may appeal to the registrar to reschedule the extra exams with no additional fee The exam schedule is published with the course offerings at the beginning of the year Midterm and final exams are not administered early except under unusual circumstances The consent of the instructor is required and a fee is charged Academic Advising Each student is assigned to a faculty member for academic advising Assignments are based primarily on the student s area of study Advisors guide students in understanding higher education expectations and requirements Advisors assist students with course selection schedule changes questions related to transferring to other institutions upon graduation and other areas of concern Students may initiate a change in advisor assignment by contacting the registrar Registration New and continuing students register in the spring and summer for both semesters of the coming year Students may then add or drop courses with their advisor s approval After the first week of classes a student must have consent of the instructor to add a course For a condensed summer course a student must have consent of the instructor to add the course after the second day of classes Courses dropped within the first two weeks of a fall or spring term within the first week of an eight week term or within the first two days of a summer term do not appear on the student s permanent record After the drop period and until the course is 60 percent complete a course from which a student withdraws remains on the record with a grade of W not calculated into the GPA Formal withdrawal from a course is not permitted after it is 60 percent complete unless permission is granted by the Office of Academics for health medical or other unusual reasons See Student Financial Policies in the Tuition and Fees chapter of this catalog to learn the implications of registration changes on tuition and fees Withdrawal Procedures A student choosing to withdraw from Hesston College should contact the Registrar s Office The withdrawal procedure involves checking with the Business Office the Financial Aid Office the Retention Office and the Student Life Office See also the policies on registration changes and fee refunds Administrative Course Withdrawal Students are expected to attend all classes complete assignments on time and behave in a manner appropriate for a college classroom A student who fails to complete assignments repeatedly disrupts class and or misses class sessions for a course may be administratively withdrawn from the course If opportunity remains for a student to pass the course an instructor may initiate a request to the Student Success Team SST for a plan of improvement Should the conditions of the plan not be met the registrar may withdraw the student from the course in consultation with the instructor academic advisor and the financial aid office This action may occur at any point during the term The student will

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  • Evaluation, Satisfactory Progress, Probation and Eligibility for Extracurricular Activities - Hesston College
    requirements due to circumstances beyond his or her control At the end of the term the instructor submits both an I and the grade the student has earned to date The student has until the end of the next term to complete the missing work If the student is successful the instructor submits a new final grade If the student is unsuccessful the alternate grade originally submitted automatically becomes the final grade While the I is on the record the incompleted hours are not included in cumulative hours and GPA calculations and cannot be used to satisfy any requirements regarding eligibility for varsity athletics academic honors or satisfactory academic progress Satisfactory Academic Progress All students are expected to make satisfactory academic progress as defined below All courses taken at Hesston College are considered including developmental courses the most recent attempt of repeated courses and courses from which a student withdraws Courses transferred to Hesston College are included when calculating pace of progression but not grade point average Pace of Progression and Maximum Time Frame Standard A student must earn pass the following minimum number of credit hours each semester 10 hours if enrolled in 12 or more hours 9 hours if enrolled in 9 to 11 hours 6 hours if enrolled in 6 to 8 hours A student may use no more than three years of full time study or the equivalent to complete an associate degree A student may use no more than six years of full time study or the equivalent to complete a bachelor s degree Grade Point Average Standard A student must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average GPA as follows 1 50 when earned hours equal 1 to 19 1 75 when earned hours equal 20 to 39 2 00 when earned hours equal 40 or more Academic Warning A student who does not meet both the pace of progression and grade point average standards above will be placed on academic warning for the next semester A student on academic warning is required to meet regularly with an advisor or mentor Additional expectations may be established that seek to address the factors that led to inadequate performance during the previous term The college will provide the following support Advising that focuses on the needs of the probation student Regular grade checks with professors Walk in assistance at the ACCESS lab Help in arranging individual tutoring Other services to accommodate learning needs A student who meets both standards for satisfactory academic progress at the end of the academic warning term will be reinstated to full academic eligibility A student not meeting both standards at the end of the academic warning term will be dismissed Appeal of Dismissal A student may appeal a dismissal if one or more of the following personal mitigating circumstances cause the student to fail to meet one or both standards of satisfactory academic progress Family difficulties such as divorce illness or the death of a family member Interpersonal problems with friends

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  • Academic Integrity - Hesston College
    Mission Vision Values Sustainability Dyck Arboretum Hesston Bethel Performing Arts Consumer Information Accreditation Governance Employment Bookstore Employee Directory Home 2015 16 Course Catalog Academic Life Academic Integrity Academic Integrity Hesston College students are expected to adhere to the ideal of academic integrity in all academic work Academic honesty respect for the work of others and respect for the learning environment are considered unbreakable standards in this college setting Lack of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism cheating misuse of computers misuse of library privileges and inappropriate conduct within the learning en vironment Plagiarism is giving the impression that another s work is one s own this can be intentional or through poorly documented sources These sources may include others words through direct quotes paraphrased or summarized ideas and research including statistics opinions and theories pictures or graphs music electronic content websites graphics designs computer code To avoid plagiarism students at Hesston College must document and or acknowledge sources and others work completely and accurately in a way that complies with the expectations of the course and the field of study The Hesston College faculty is required to reinforce these expectations by modeling appropriate use of resources in their own work and holding students accountable for any violations This requirement to document and or acknowledge extends to student work that includes papers and essay tests speeches and other formal oral communications presentations including multimedia and visual presentations websites and online content Examples of common documentation errors well documented sources and widely used documentation formats may be found at the Mary Miller Library pages on the Hesston College website Students who fail to maintain the standard of academic integrity are subject to disciplinary action that may include loss of credit in the course involved or dismissal from the college

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  • Special Courses - Hesston College
    a one time basis Credits may vary from one to three hours Course numbers used are 195 fall 197 spring and 198 summer for first year participants and 295 fall 297 spring and 298 summer for second year participants Directed Study A student may arrange to take a course in the catalog during a term in which it is not offered The student and instructor must write a study contract to be approved by the vice president of Academics before the drop add period ends for the term in which credit is to be granted The student is registered for the course when the approved contract is submitted to the registrar Directed Study guideline forms may be obtained from the Registrar s Office Independent Study A student may wish to pursue topics not covered by existing courses To qualify for an independent study the student must have completed at least one semester at Hesston College and earned a cumulative GPA of 3 0 or better The student and sponsoring instructor must write a study contract to be approved by the vice president of Academics before the drop add period ends at the beginning of the term in which credit is to be granted The student may earn from one to three hours of credit The student is registered for the course when the approved contract is submitted to the registrar Independent Study guideline forms may be obtained from the Registrar s Office Extra fee Field Experience A field experience consists of observation and guided participation and is offered for credit or as a part of a credit bearing course Placements are made and monitored by a college instructor One or more prerequisistes may be necessary Cooperative Education A student may choose to earn credit for a planned and supervised work

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