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Welcome To Zion! You can be sure of one thing Ramona and I are delighted you will be with us for the 2009-2010 academic year. If last year is any indication of what you will experience, you are in for an exciting, challenging, enjoyable, and thrilling time of preparation for ministry in excellence. Please know the entire administration, faculty, and staff will do everything possible to fulfill their responsibility to you. They are answerable to God, your family, your church, and accrediting associations to meet high standards spiritually, academically, physically, and financially. You will discover Zion attracts some of the finest Spirit-filled people in the world to help you develop into a person God can use effectively in His Kingdom. Of course, none of the personnel at Zion can fulfill your responsibility to God and to this college. It is up to you from day one to take advantage of what God has provided through Zion. Decide now to enter into every chapel service with fervent worship. Listen carefully to every speaker (you will be hearing some of the greatest preachers in the Pentecostal world). Decide now to study hard for every assignment, and above all decide to be a true example of a Spirit-filled Christian in attitude and behavior. And now the adventure begins, I trust you will look back on this coming year as the greatest you have experienced because of Gods special blessing. Remember, God is for you and we love you! Charles T. Crabtree President, Zion Bible College




Residence Halls Open For Freshmen Freshmen Welcome and Orientation Registration- Upperclassmen Return Orientation (All students) Classes Begin Labor Day (no classes) Day of Fasting and Prayer Alumni Homecoming Fall Break Day of Fasting and Prayer Zion Experience Day of Fasting and Prayer Thanksgiving Break Annual School Christmas Party Final Exams Christmas Break Begins August 21 August 22-24 August 24 August 25-26 August 26 September 7 September 15 September 24-26 October 9, after classes To October 13 October 21 October 22-24 November 19 November 20, after classes To November 29 December 4 December 14-18 December 18, after exams


Registration & Orientation for New Students Check in for Returning Students Classes Begin Martin Luther King Day (no classes) Day of Fasting and Prayer Day of Fasting and Prayer Presidents Day Celebration Spring Break Good Friday Service Easter Break Zion Experience Senior Banquet Final Exams Baccalaureate Commencement January 4 January 4 January 5 January 18 January 19 February 10 February 15 (classes in session) February 19, after classes To February 28 April 1 (7:30-9:30am) April 1-5 (begins 5:30pm Thursday) April 8-10 April 20 April 21 April 27 April 30, 10am (all students are required to attend) May 1, 10:30am (all students are required to attend)


Zion Bible College, from its beginning, has been a place to learn to live by faith. There are few places left where one can learn the attitude and the art of living by faith. To learn to live by faith is urgently needed by those who expect to be in the ministry. Learning to live by faith is an exciting adventure when pursued in a Biblical way. There is risk, romance, and challenging drama. It is heroic. It is testimony. Once you have learned to live by faith, you would not want it otherwise. If God is your source, then nothing else ever seems comfortable. We have a great big wonderful God, in fact, there is no other! Many people have a strange idea as to what is meant by living by faith. For example, they think that it means letting someone else pay the bill. It is often thought that the College can absorb the expense; let the College carry the costs. They feel that if they just let things slide, something will happen to take care of their account. No person can teach you faith. It must be lived. There are some laws of the Spirit that apply. They are found in Gods Word. When you follow His guidelines, youll be on the road to supernatural living. First, base your actions on Gods call and Gods Word. Then, ask God for His supply. It is important that your prayer include a request for Gods direction on the action you should follow. Await Gods guidance for your part in the answer to your specific request. Seek godly counsel. Confer with your pastor or other spiritual leaders. Be honest. Use all the resources you have before expecting Gods divine supply. God will not do for us what we can do for ourselves. Look at what Gods Word has to say about faith: What doth it profit...though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? Can faith save him? Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead BEING ALONE. Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: Show me thy faith without thy works, and I will show thee my faith by my works, James 2:14-18. Upon your graduation, and throughout your exciting life of faith, you will be thanking God for the learning of faith at Zion as well as all the other knowledge which was gained by attending a SCHOOL OF FAITH! The Late Dr. J. Robert Ashcroft - Educator, Friend of Zion


The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are verbally inspired of God and are the revelation of God to man, the infallible, authoritative rule of faith and conduct (2 Timothy 3:15-17; 1 Thessalonians 2:13; 2 Peter 1:21).


The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent I AM, the Creator of heaven and earth and the Redeemer of mankind. He has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association as Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. (Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 43:10,11; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22).


The Lord Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God. The Scriptures declare: A. His virgin birth. (Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:31, 35). B. His sinless life. (Hebrews 7:26; 1 Peter 2:22). C. His miracles. (Acts 2:22; 10:38). D. His substitutionary work on the cross. (1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21). E. His bodily resurrection from the dead. (Matthew 28:6; Luke 24:39; 1 Corinthians 15:4). F. His exaltation to the right hand of God. (Acts 1:9,11; 2:23; Philippians 2:9-11; Hebrews 1:3).


Man was created good and upright; for God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. However, man, by voluntary transgression, fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. (Genesis 1:26,47; 2:17; 3:6; Romans 5:12-19).


Mans only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. A. Conditions to Salvation Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24:47; John 3:3; Romans 10:13-15; Ephesians 2:8; Titus 2:11, 3:5-7) B. The Evidences of Salvation The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:16). The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:24; Titus 2:12).


A. Baptism in Water The ordinance of baptism by immersion is commanded in the Scriptures. All who repent and believe on Christ as Savior and Lord are to be baptized. Thus they declare to the world that they have died with Christ and that they also have been raised with Him to walk in newness of life. (Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Acts 10:47,48; Romans 6:4). B. Holy Communion The Lords Supper, consisting of the elements - bread and the fruit of the vine - is the symbol expressing our sharing the divine nature of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 1:4), a memorial of His suffering and death (1 Corinthians 11:26), and a prophecy of His second coming (1 Corinthians 11:26), and is enjoined on all believers till He Comes!


All believers are entitled to, and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Ghost and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their use in the work of the ministry (Luke 24:49; Acts 1:4,8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-31). This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth (Acts 8:12-17; 10:44-46; 11:14-16; 15:7-9). With the baptism in the Holy Ghost come such experiences as an overflowing fullness of the Spirit (John 7:37-39, Acts 4:8-13), a deepened reverence for God (Acts 2:43; Hebrews 12:28), and an intensified consecration to God and dedication to His work (Acts 2:42), and a more active love for Christ, for His Word, and for the lost (Mark 16:20).


The baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues, and is the same in essence as the gift of tongues (1 Corinthians 12:4-10, 28), but different in purpose and use.

Sanctification is an act of separation from that which is evil, and of dedication unto God (Romans 12:1,2; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; Hebrews 13:12). The Scriptures teach a life of holiness without which no man shall see the Lord (Hebrews 12:14). By the power of the Holy Ghost we are able to obey the command: Be ye holy, for I am holy (1 Peter 1:15, 16). Sanctification is realized in the believer by recognizing his identification with Christ in His death and resurrection, and by faith reckoning daily upon the fact of that union, and by offering every faculty continually to the dominion of the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:1-11,13; 8:1,2,13; Galatians 2:20; Philippians

2:12,13; 1 Peter 1:5).


The Church is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer, born of the Spirit, is an integral part of the general assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven (Ephesians 1:22,23; 2:22; Hebrews 12:23). Since Gods purpose concerning man is to seek and to save that which is lost, to be worshiped by man, and to build a body of believers in the image of His Son, the priority reason-for-being of the Assemblies of God as part of the Church is: A. To be an agency of God for evangelizing the world (Acts 1:8; Matthew 28:19,20; Mark 16:15,16). B. To be a corporate body in which man may worship God (1 Corinthians 12:13). C. To be a channel of Gods purpose to build a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Eph. 4:11-16; 1 Corinthians 12:28; 1 Corinthians 14:12). The Assemblies of God exists expressly to give continuing emphasis to this reason-for-being in the New Testament apostolic pattern by teaching and encouraging believers to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. This experience: A. Enables them to evangelize in the power of the Spirit with accompanying supernatural signs (Mark 16:15-20; Acts 4:29-31; Hebrews 2:3,4). B. Adds a necessary dimension to worshipful relationship with God (1 Corinthians 2:10-16; 1 Corinthians 12, 13 and 14). C. Enables them to respond to the full working of the Holy Spirit in expression of fruit and gifts and ministries as in New Testament times for the edifying of the body of Christ (Galatians 5:22-26; 1 Corinthians 14:12; Ephesians 4:11,12; 1 Corinthians 12:28; Colossians 1:29).


A divinely called and scripturally ordained ministry has been provided by our Lord for the threefold purpose of leading the Church in: 1. Evangelization of the world (Mark 16:15-20; 2) 2. Worship of God (John 4:23,24). 3. Building a body of saints being perfected in the image of His Son (Ephesians 4:11-16).


Divine healing is an integral part of the Gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the Atonement, and is the privilege of all believers (Isaiah 53:4,5; Matthew 8:16,17; James 5:14-16).


The resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is the imminent and blessed hope of the Church (1 Thessalonians 4:16,17; Romans 8:23; Titus 2:13;1 Corinthians 15:51,52).


The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on the earth for one thousand years (Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 24:27,30; Revelation 1:7; 19:11-14; 20:1-6). This millennial reign will bring the salvation of national Israel (Ezekiel 37:21,22; Zephaniah 3:19,20; Romans 11:26,27), and the establishment of universal peace (Isaiah 11:6-9; Psalm 72:3-8; Micah 4:3,4).


There will be a final judgment in which the wicked dead will be raised and judged according to their works. Whosoever is not found written in the Book of Life, together with the Devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet, will be consigned to everlasting punishment in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone, which is the second death (Matthew 25:46; Mark 9:43-48; Revelation 19:20;

20:11-15; 21:8). ARTICLE XVI THE NEW HEAVENS AND THE NEW EARTH We, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. (2 Peter 3:13; Revelation 21,22).

This Student Handbook has been designed to familiarize every student with vital information pertaining to school activities, policies and requirements for student life. It will provide ample information that will offer a measure of understanding of the students basic responsibilities to the school as well as opportunities afforded him or her. However, Zion reserves the right to alter or institute policies as necessary to permit efficient administration of the school. Carefully read this handbook in its entirety and refer to it often. It is the conviction of the administration, faculty, and staff that Zion Bible College exists to train young men and women to effectively reach the end of the earth before the end of the age. This Student Handbook is your guide in attaining that goal while attending Zion, and the principles found within it will help you in ministry for years to come. The objective of the administration, faculty, and staff is to respond to your spiritual, academic and social needs. Together, we will endeavor to train and be trained with the all complete Gospel of Christ.

Chapel services are held four times a week (Monday Thursday) and are an important part of campus life. The family of Zion meets to seek divine guidance for the day while deeper life experiences with God are cultivated through devotional talks and group prayer. Students are required to attend and frequently participate in Chapel presentations. Chapel services expose the student to a variety of leaders who excel in varied Christian ministries. Students who are in excess of six Chapel cuts will automatically be placed on Chapel Probation. Students are to be punctual to all Chapel services. Students are required to arrange all work schedules to insure no conflict with our Chapels. Permission to be excused from Chapel is granted by the Office of the Dean. Assigned seats are chosen the first week when Chapel services are held. Students may sit with visiting parents and/or guests with prior notification to The Academic Deans Office. The attendance secretary must be notified also. Failure to sit in the seat chosen for the semester will result in being marked absent from a service.

The Prayer Chapel was instituted so that faculty, staff, students, and visitors alike may come and offer up their petitions to God. The Prayer Chapel, is an area dedicated to prayer.

Personal prayer and Bible study is of utmost importance if one desires growth in the Lord. Therefore, each student is urged to make this a priority and plan time, both morning and evening, for personal devotions.


Placement of students in the residence hall is made with thought and prayer. Lifetime friendships are cultivated as roommates learn to love and appreciate one another. All students are encouraged to designate a time of quiet prayer with their roommates. Group devotions are to be held in designated areas throughout the dormitory, thus maintaining a comfortable volume for neighbors.

Dormitory devotions will be held on a regular basis either in the residences or other announced places. These gatherings will sometimes be by floor, and sometimes involve the whole dorm. The Director of each residence will decide the schedule and the leadership for this time. If there is a conflict with work the resident assistant must be notified in advance.


Each ministry group meets for planning and prayer at a time appointed by the leadership. All meetings and times must not conflict with school activities and must be placed on a master calendar with approval by the Academic Dean. In these sessions, students learn the importance of prayer in support of their Christian leaders.


Zion offers a specialized curriculum that is designed to enable students to meet the challenges of the future. Our one major, the Bible, gives the student a firm foundation upon which to build a solid ministry. This is the center of the curriculum. The College offers a Baccalaureate degree in Biblical Studies, into which the student may incorporate a minor in Pastoral Ministries, World Missions, Urban Ministries, Christian Education, or Music. Those choosing a Christian Education minor will then choose a track in Adult Ministries, Youth Ministries, or Childrens Ministries. A general course of study is made available for some students when the Office of the Academic Dean deems it more suitable for the student. The curriculum design of Zion Bible College contains three major components, the Division of Bible and Theology, the Division of General Education, and Vocational Ministry Divisions (Christian Education, Pastoral, Missions, and Music). The purpose of the Bible and Theology division is to challenge the student to approach life and learning from a biblical perspective, and to stimulate an appreciative love for God and obedience to His revealed will. The focus of this integral division provides the essential data to enable each student to form a Christian world-view, to develop an effective Christian life, acquire a sound philosophy, and to increase their understanding of how to interpret and skillfully utilize the sacred Scriptures. Emphasis is placed on understanding the broad themes and structure of complex truths. The purpose of the General Education division is to provide an introduction to a broad range of disciplines, and to aid the student in developing critical thinking skills, as well as communication skills that will better enable him/her to share the Gospel of Christ. The General Education curriculum examines various subjects of study in light of biblical truth in order to prepare the student to proclaim Christ effectively and intelligently. The curriculums design is to help each student gain an understanding of selected knowledge in the areas of science and the humanities, and to relate this understanding to a Christian world-view. The purpose of the Vocational Ministries program is to enable the student to formulate a biblical and practical philosophy of ministry that will be implemented in various areas of Christian service. The program fosters understanding, skill, and enthusiasm for the students chosen field of ministry. Vocational Ministry (Minor programs) focuses on the biblical mandate: Be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only (James 1:22).


Zion Bible College is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). The ABHE is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), which is recognized by the Department of Education in Washington, DC. Zion is also approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education to grant the Bachelor of Arts degree. Additionally, Zion is an endorsed college of the Assemblies of God and is recognized by the Alliance for Assembly of God Higher Education (AAGHE) formerly COCHE, and is recognized as a degree granting institution by the Board of Regents. Zion is also a member of the Evangelical Training Association (ETA). Zions Christian Education program meets all ETA requirements; thus, all Christian education minors receive an ETA certificate at graduation. The Department of Veteran Affairs has approved Zion for the training of veterans who are entitled to educational benefits under existing laws.

In the students second year of studies a minor will be chosen. Students are expected to pursue the minor of their choice throughout the remainder of their studies. If a change in minor is desired, the student must make written request to the Office of the Dean of Academics. It should be noted that courses taken in the initial minor program may not be transferable into the new minor, thus necessitating the student taking more than the required 128 credits for graduation. Minors are offered in Christian Education (Adult, Youth, Children), Pastoral, Missions (World and Urban), and Music.

The eligibility of students for graduation is determined based on the following academic qualifications and personal responsibility of the student. 1. For the Baccalaureate Degree: Completion of at least 128 prescribed semester hours of academic credit in the students course of study with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 for each semester hour of credit earned. Graduation will also be based upon the successful completion of all required Core and Minor courses. 2. For the Two-Year Catalyst Diploma: Completion of the prescribed 60 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 for each semester hour of credit earned. Students must apply for and be accepted into the Catalyst program at the time of initial application to Zion. Students desiring to transfer into the Catalyst program after beginning the One-Year or Baccalaureate program must submit a request in writing to the Dean of Academics. The student may need to take additional credits to satisfy the specific requirements of this program. 3. For a One-Year Certificate: Completion of at least 32 hours of the prescribed academic credits with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 for each semester hour of credit earned. Students desiring only the One-Year Certificate must make this known to the Office of the Dean on their application and/or at registration. 4. Transfer Credits: To graduate from Zion Bible College with a One-Year Certificate or a Bachelor of Bible Degree the student must complete the last 30 hours of study in residence at Zion Bible College. 5. Graduation Ceremony Participation: Students may walk in the processional line at Commencement provided they have completed 122 credits with no more than six credits of Core or Minor courses outstanding. They will not receive their degree until all course requirements are completed. Any student who has more than six (6) credit hours outstanding will be considered a December graduate and will participate in the Commencement exercises the following May. 6. Student must demonstrate doctrinal soundness in accord with the beliefs held and taught by Zion Bible College and the General Council of the Assemblies of God. 7. Student must demonstrate Christ-like character and should consistently exemplify integrity, honesty, and morality above reproach. 8. No degree, certificate, transcripts, or reference letters will be released by Zion Bible College until all financial and academic obligations have been met.

9. The Faculty and the Board of Trustees must approve the student as a candidate for a degree, diploma, or certificate. 10. Student must complete all SPICE hours and workdays.

Academic Advisors are assigned to each student to assist the student in designing his/her course of study, especially in the choice of a minor. Academic Advisors, which are faculty members, are also available to pray with, counsel, and support the student. Students are to meet with their advisor at the beginning of each semester to confirm their class schedule and course of study.

1. Academic Work Academic work is measured according to the semester credit hour. One credit hour is equivalent to one fifty minute class session per week for the length of the semester (fifteen weeks). A class may be worth one, two, three, or four credit hours and will accordingly meet for that amount of hours per week for the length of the semester. 2. Transferring Credits into Zion Bible College An official transcript must be submitted to the Office of Admissions and Records prior to registration. Once the transcript has been reviewed, the student, in consultation with the Office of the Academic Dean, will make a class schedule for the course of study he/she will be pursuing. Students must take their last 30 hours of credit on-site, thus no credits may be transferred in during their senior year.

Sixteen credit hours is a normal academic load for a full-time student. Students with sufficient scholastic standing may carry additional credit hours at the discretion and approval of the Dean of Academics. Any request to take more than eighteen credits must have special permission by the Dean of Academics.

All written and oral class work is evaluated according to the grading system described below. A passing grade in each subject is 65 percent. Grade Points In order to graduate, a student must earn a sufficient number of grade points to equal twice the number of semester credit hours attempted. A students grade point average (GPA) is computed by dividing the number of grade points earned by the number of semester hours attempted. A cumulative average of two grade points per semester hour is necessary for graduation. Change of Grade It is the students responsibility to retain all assignments, quizzes, and exams until final grades are received in the event an error in calculating or reporting a grade has been made. In the case of such an error, the student should immediately present his/her case to the Instructor. If warranted, the Instructor will then initiate a change of grade in the Office of Admissions and Records. The deadline for a grade change request is six weeks after the close of a semester. The Academic Dean must approve all change of grades.

Grade points are granted on the following basis: A+ OUTSTANDING 97 100 A SUPERIOR 93 96 AEXCELLENT 90 92 B+ VERY GOOD 87 89 B GOOD 83 86 BFAIRLY GOOD 80 82 C+ ABOVE AVG. 77 79 C AVERAGE 73 76 CBELOW AVG. 70 72 D POOR 65 69 F F** P W WP WF INC AUD

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All failed Core and Minor courses must be retaken and the student must receive a passing grade before they can graduate. Although a passing grade is attained, the F remains on the students official transcript and is NOT computed into the students G.P.A. All failed classes not retaken continue to be calculated into the students G.P.A.

An INCOMPLETE grade is given when a student, due to illness or an emergency situation beyond their control, is unable to complete their final project or final exam before the end of the semester. Work must be turned in within two weeks from the close of the semester; otherwise, the student will receive a failure F for the incomplete work. The final grade will be adjusted according to the average of the course work and the final 0 grade. Please see the section LATE WORK for policy and procedure.

Permission to AUDIT a course must be submitted in writing to the Dean of Academics. Written work is not required, but attendance is.

First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year 0 29 credit hours 30 59 credit hours 60 89 credit hours 90 128 credit hours

1. Class Prayers Zion Bible College is a community and as such, each student attends class prayers on regular basis. Determination of class prayer assignment is based on the number of credit hours the student has earned at or transferred into Zion at the beginning of each academic year. The chart above indicates the student classification for class prayers. 2. Transfer Students Transfer students are classified according to the number of credit hours transferred into Zions curriculum. Since Zion is a Bible College and not a liberal arts college, not all previously earned college credits transfer into Zions program. In order to receive a degree from Zion students must have the prescribed 128 credit hours that correspond to Zions Core curriculum and the minor the

student has chosen. Transfer students are placed in class prayers based upon the number of accepted credit hours transferred into Zions curriculum. 3. Senior Classification Students who are within six credit hours of the required 128 credit hours at the end of the Spring Semester of their senior year will walk in the Commencement exercises that May. Students who have seven to sixteen credit hours remaining will be considered December graduates and will walk in the Commencement exercises the following May. Additionally, those walking in the Commencement will be honored at the senior banquet. December graduates will be honored at the banquet held the following spring.

Courses are arranged according to a block system for each class. Students may add electives to their existing course outline. However, electives are not to have priority over Core courses. Students should seek the advice of their Academic Advisor before making a request to drop or add courses. The College has designed each class schedule to allow students to graduate with a Baccalaureate degree in a four-year period. Deviating from the class schedule could add additional semesters to ones course of study. During the first three weeks of the semester the student, with the advice of their Academic Advisor and the approval of the Academic Dean, may adjust his/her schedule by adding or dropping courses. Elective courses must be dropped before Core or Minor courses. Students MUST fill out an official Add/Drop form, attainable from the Office of the Dean. A $10.00 fee will be charged to the students account for every approved course added to or dropped from their schedule. Students are to continue to attend the class they are dropping until they have received official notification from the Office of Admissions and Records that permission has been granted to drop said course. Students are not to attend an added class until notified that the add went through. No courses are to be added to or dropped from a students schedule after the three-week period without written permission from the Office of the Academic Dean. Approved withdrawal from a course within the first three weeks of a semester will result in that course being permanently deleted from the students schedule and transcript. When the Academic Dean does give permission for a student to withdraw from a course after the three-week period the students grade will be reflected as a WP (withdraw passing) or a WF (withdraw failing) dependent upon the students overall grade at the time of withdrawal. This grade does appear on the students transcript, although it does not affect the students GPA. Courses added beginning the second week of the semester will receive a prorated number of cuts. (See Class Attendance Policy and Prorated Absences for Added Courses).


Zions SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy) includes both a qualitative measure (such as the use of cumulative grade point average) and quantitative measure (such as a maximum time frame for completion which cannot exceed 150% of the published length of the program). Therefore, for a student to be maintaining satisfactory academic progress, he/she must, in general, have a C average or its equivalent 2.0 by the end of the second academic year (measured as a period of time, not by the students grade level) as indicated on the chart below. Additionally, students must complete 67% of all credits attempted. For example, a student who attempted 130 credits but only actually completed 65 of them would only have completed 50% of all classes attempted. This is not satisfactory progress.


Semester Completed Hours Accrued GPA 1 10 1.7 2 20 1.8 3 31 1.9 4 42 2.0 5 53 2.0 6 64 2.0 7 75 2.0 8 86 2.0 9 97 2.0 10 108 2.0 11 119 2.0 12 128 2.0


Semester Completed GPA 1-2 1.7 3-4 1.8 5-6 1.9 7-18 2.0

HALF-TIME STUDENTS, 12 years = 150%

Semester Completed GPA 1-3 1.7 4-6 1.8 7-9 1.9 10-24 2.0

LESS THAN HALF TIME, 24 years = 150%

Semester Completed GPA 1-6 1.7 7-12 1.8 13-18 1.9 18+ 2.0

The students academic progress will be reviewed by the Registrar after each semester. Those students who are not making SAP will be placed on probation for the following semester. Students remain eligible for federal student aid during this probation period. If the student fails to achieve SAP standards at the conclusion of the probationary semester, he/she will lose federal student financial aid eligibility. FACTORS AFFECTING SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS Withdrawal If a student withdraws within the first few days of the term before financial aid is received, the student will not receive any of this aid since no progress has been made toward a degree. A student withdrawing within the tuition refund period will be required to return the applicable percentage of awarded aid to the federal programs. Suspension If a student is suspended within the first few days of the term before financial aid is received, the student will not receive any of this aid. A student suspended within the tuition refund period will be required to return the applicable percentage of awarded aid to the federal programs. If readmitted to ZBC, the student would be eligible for financial aid if at the time of suspension he/she was meeting the Standard for Satisfactory Progress. Remedial Courses Three hours of remedial courses are allowed for determining full-time status and hours completed. Incomplete Courses Incomplete courses will not count toward satisfactory progress until documented that the course work is completed. Repeated Courses For a four-year degree program, a maximum of 15 hours or five (5) classes of repeat courses will be allowed in determining the number of hours completed in the overall program. Regaining Eligibility If a student is denied aid because of a lack of progress, either by hours or by academic probation, courses may be taken at the students own expense until reaching the minimum

hours or grade point average needed to regain eligibility. If dismissed for academic reasons a readmitted student can not receive financial aid until such time as he/she has reached the above outlined academic standard. Hours taken at another college will not upgrade Grade Point Average at ZBC. Appeal Procedure If extenuating circumstances have affected the students progress, an appeal in writing may be sent to the Director of Financial Aid, setting forth fully the basis for the appeal. The decision of the Director of Finances, in consultation with the Director of Finance/Administration and the Board, will be final.


An official Withdrawal Form can be obtained from the Admissions Office. The form must be completed and submitted to the Office of the Academic Dean. The student is required to meet with the Academic Dean prior to withdrawal for an exit interview; this will usually occur within one to two weeks of the date the form was submitted. However, the date the student reports as the withdrawal date on the official withdrawal form will be the date used for tuition refund purposes. (See Refund Policy under Finances in this handbook.) Failure to officially withdraw from school will result in an F for the term. A student who must withdraw from school after the fourth week of the semester will receive a grade of WF or WP (dependent on the students grades up to that point) on his/her official record.


Students must maintain a minimum average of C or 2.0 on the grade point scale each semester. When a student falls below the minimum for a semester, he/she is placed on academic probation for the following semester. The Office of the Academic Dean will notify the student of his/her academic status. Upon notification, the students extracurricular and ministry team activities will be limited, and he/she may be required to enroll in the Study Skills class. The student will be limited to sixteen credit hours for the semester; two of which include the Study Skills class. It is the Colleges desire that the student endeavor to raise his/her grades to a satisfactory level. If the student still does not earn a 2.0 or higher GPA the following semester, the student may or may not be permitted to return for another semester (subject to the approval of the Dean of Academics). A student on academic probation may not serve as a class officer, Student Senate member, Yearbook staff member, traveling ministry team member, chapel worship team member, or choir member. Said student will continue to attend his/her Christian Service church assignment and a graduating student will continue in his/her Internship program. Additionally, students are allowed six (6) chapel cuts. If a student exceeds the maximum allowed chapel cuts, he/she will be placed on chapel probation for the upcoming semester. Students on chapel probation incur the same loss of privileges as noted in the paragraph above. ASSIGNMENTS AND EXAMINATIONS Written Work All written work is to be typed on 8 x 11-inch plain white paper using black type, unless otherwise specified by the Professor; in which case non-spiral bound, college ruled 8 x 11-inch paper is to be used. Additionally, all research papers are to use Turabian format. Students are to purchase the Turabian manual and adhere to the Zion Standards. All handwritten work is to be done in black or blue ink. All exams are to be taken with black or blue ink. All work is to be turned in on the due date. If a student is absent the day the assignment is due, the student must arrange with a fellow classmate or his/her roommate to have the assignment delivered to the class. Any assignment turned in after class will be accepted at the discretion of the professor, and may incur a reduction in grade. For an extension on a project or final paper, please see section below Extension Policy. Extension Policy If a student becomes extremely ill necessitating hospitalization or confinement to bed or if an emergency arises in which the student is unable to complete a paper or project said student may request an extension. The student must fill out a Request for Extension form obtainable in the

Office of Admissions and the Office of the Academic Dean and present the form to his/her Instructor for approval. The Instructor has the option of granting or denying an extension. Furthermore, the Instructor may or may not choose to reduce the grade by 10-points. An extension may be granted for one-week or two-weeks, ONLY. The Request for Extension form should then be presented by the student to the Office of the Academic Dean for the Deans signature. The Deans office will forward the form to the Office of Admissions and Records and the student will receive a copy. Requests for extension are to be submitted at least ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE DUE DATE OF THE PROJECT/PAPER. The Student is to turn in all approved late work to the Office of Admissions and Records, not the Professor, by the due date indicated on the extension form. Failure to turn in a paper or project by the due date will result in a grade of 0 for the paper or project. Examinations Students receive a syllabus for each course they are enrolled. Students are responsible for noting the dates on which the Professor has scheduled Quizzes, Examinations, Midterms, and Finals. Should a student be sick on the day of an Examination he/she can make the exam up provided he/she follows the procedure noted below. Make-Up Exam Policy: ALL EXAMS MUST BE MADE UP WITHIN FIVE DAYS OF THE DATE OF THE ORIGINAL EXAM (EXCLUDING WEEKENDS). For example, if the exam is given at the 9:00 Monday class, it must be made up BEFORE 9:00 the following Monday. 1. ILLNESS: In the case of illness, the student must notify the Resident Director of his/her illness and secure from the Resident Director, or nurse, a sick-slip. The student must fill out a Make-Up Exam form, (located in the Office of Admissions and Records and the Office of the Dean) for the Deans signature. They should attach the sick slip to the form. The student should then schedule a time with their professor to make the test up. Students not making up the exam within the prescribed time period will receive a 0. 2. NON-ILLNESS Students who miss an exam for non-illness reasons should fill out a Make-Up Exam request form and follow the above steps. A fee of $5.00 will be required prior to the administration of the exam and must be paid in the Admissions Office. All non-illness related make-up exams will incur the $5.00 fee and a 10-point reduction in grade. The student is then to make an appointment with their professor to make up the exam. Students not making up the exam within the prescribed time period will receive a 0. The student will receive a copy of the make-up exam for their files. Plagiarism Policy Any material, whether published or unpublished, copied from another writer, must be identified by use of quotation marks, block quotations, and documentation with specific citation of the source. Paraphrased material must likewise be attributed to the original author. As a school, intent on training men and women of integrity for the ministry Zion takes plagiarism seriously. Plagiarism consists of the following categories: 1. Use of anothers ideas without giving credit; 2. Quoting material from published or unpublished works, or oral presentation, without giving proper citation; 3. Paraphrasing material, whether published or unpublished, written or oral, without proper citation; 4. Copying another students paper, without that students permission. Any Student found guilty of plagiarism will be subject to, but not necessarily limited to, the following discipline: 1. Faculty discipline on first offense;

Reduction of grade Failure of assignment Letter of reprimand 2. Academic Affairs Committee discipline on successive offenses. Student will be subject to, but not necessarily limited to, the following discipline: (a) Receiving an F for the course (b) Removal from any extracurricular activities (second offense) (c) Dismissal for one year (three or more offenses) Faculty is to report all cases of plagiarism to the Dean of Academics in the form of a Plagiarism Report. Cheating Cheating consists of but is not necessarily limited to the following: 1. Using unauthorized notes or material when taking an examination; 2. Copying answers to examination questions, obtaining or helping others to obtain unauthorized copies of examination questions; 3. Copying another persons class work/assignments and/or homework and submitting it as ones own; 4. Having another student do ones paper, or any other assignment, in whole or in part and submitting the assignment as ones own work; 5. Allowing another student to copy ones paper; 6. Copying another students paper with that students permission; Students found guilty of cheating will therefore be subject, but not necessarily limited to the following discipline: 1. Receive an F for the assignment/course; 2. Dorming/Campusing 3. Suspension 4. Dismissal

1. Class Attendance: Students are expected to attend all class periods. The only excused absence granted is for school-sponsored activities the student is requested to attend. An absence from class for any reason will be recorded as a class absence. (See Absence Due to School Business section). Absences are recorded for every credit hour missed. To accommodate sickness and emergencies, the student should reserve all absences for illness and emergencies (see Maximum Allowed Absences/Penalties below). If a student has to leave the campus for a special occasion, emergency, or other situation and class or chapel attendance will be affected he or she MUST submit a Student Request Form (obtainable from the Office of Student Affairs) to the Office of the Dean of Academics. All absences from school involving class and chapel attendance must be approved first by the Dean of Academics. 1. MAXIMUM ALLOWED ABSENCES/PENALTIES To allow for those times when a student is sick, in an accident, or has an emergency the school allows the student to take a cut without jeopardizing his/her grade, provided he/she does not over-cut (See the table below). For each specific course, the student is allowed a maximum number of absences, depending upon the credit hours of the course. The following chart shows the maximum allowed absence(s) and the penalty for excessive absences. When a student is absent for a class that meets for two or more consecutive hours, the student will receive an absence for each hour missed.

1 absence Allowed 2 absences 1 letter grade 3 absences 2 letter grades 4 absences Automatic failure 2-credit course 3 absences Allowed 4 absences 1 letter grade 5-6 absences 2 letter grades 7 absences Automatic failure 3-credit course 5 absences Allowed 6-7 absences 1 letter grade 8-9 absences 2 letter grades 10 absences Automatic failure 4-credit course 6 absences Allowed 7-8 absences 1 letter grade 9-10 absences 2 letter grades 11 absences Automatic failure Note: When two or more sessions of a particular class period is scheduled back-to-back (i.e., two consecutive class periods), one additional absence is granted. Caution: If tempted to cut a class session, the student should exercise wisdom, seriously considering the possibility of a later illness or family emergency. Class sessions missed later due to illness could put the total number of absences in excess of the maximum allowed, resulting in a grade penalty or failure of the course. 2. ABSENCES DUE TO SCHOOL BUSINESS Attendance records will be sent to the Office of Admissions and Records on a weekly basis. When a student is absent because of school business which was at the request of the College and approved by the Academic Dean, the students attendance records will be adjusted accordingly. 3. SCHOOL BREAKS The College establishes a schedule of breaks. Students leaving early for or returning late from any school break will incur a double cut for each class missed. (Please see Student Life section for the Break policy.) DOUBLE ABSENCES (DOUBLE CUTS) If a student cuts a class scheduled on the day a school break begins or ends, the student will incur double cuts (that is two cuts for each credit hour) for the missed class. In addition, if a student misses a class due to leaving early for any school break or returning late from any school break, this absence will be recorded as TWO absencesa double cut for each credit hour missed. 4. PRORATED ABSENCES FOR COURSES ADDED Classes added to a students schedule in the second week of the semester will have ONE less cut per credit hour. Classes added in the third week will have TWO less cuts per credit hour. 5. ABSENCE MEMOS The Office of Admissions and Records will send a memo to all students whose name is not on the roster for a particular class. The student must go to the Office of Admissions and Records and verify that they are indeed registered for that course. Students whose attendance is never verified as enrolled in a specific course will not receive credit for that course. Likewise, a student whose name appears on a class roster that they do not attend must report to

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the Office of Admissions and Records and remove him or herself from the course. Failure to respond to the memo and correct the situation will result in a grade of F for the course. Students in both these situations will receive a memo from the Office of Admissions and Records advising them of this situation. 6. TARDINESS Students arriving late to class will be marked tardy, which is equivalent to 1/3 of an absence. Three tardy marks convert into one absence. A student is considered tardy when he/she arrives one to ten minutes after the starting time of class. Arrival to class later than ten minutes is an automatic absence for the class session. Leaving a class early without the permission of the Professor will be counted as an absence. (Refer to the above section: Maximum Absences/Penalties.) Note: Students are responsible to keep a personal record of absences and tardies taken, and therefore remain aware of absences and/or tardies charged to their account. Class notes should be dated for each session; this will aid in establishing a students presence in class. 7. PERSONAL ABSENCES Whenever a student must leave campus due to a wedding, funeral, or other reason, which necessitates him/her missing class or chapel he/she must fill out a Student Request Form obtainable outside the Office of the Dean of Students, and present the completed form FIRST to the Office of the Academic Dean for appropriate approval and signatures. The student should remember that all cuts are calculated into the allowed cut schedule noted above, including these approved requests, and therefore should use caution in taking allotted cuts to allow for potential illness. 2. Attendance at School Activities 1. BACCALAUREATE & COMMENCEMENT The Baccalaureate Service and the Commencement exercises are an integral part of the training offered at Zion Bible College and therefore attendance is mandatory. The spring semester is not officially terminated until the conclusion of the graduation ceremony. Students not present for all of the services during Commencement week will lose credit for the semester.

Students are to dress appropriately for the classroom and chapel. (See Dress Code) Students arriving to class improperly attired will be asked to leave the classroom to change. They will also receive an absence.


Students are to dress appropriately for the classroom and chapel. There are to be no hats worn in class or sweatshirts. (See Dress Code for further information) Students arriving to class improperly attired will be asked to leave the classroom to change. They will also receive an absence. No food or beverages, except water, are allowed in the classrooms at any time. Additionally, students should respect their professor and fellow students; any disruptive behavior will result in the student who is causing such behavior to be dismissed from the class. The student will receive an absence for the period. The student will need permission from the Academic Dean prior to returning to class.


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974,4 deals with the protection of the right of privacy of students, and governs access to and release of student records. In brief, the statute provides that educational institutions must provide students access to official records directly related to the student requesting access, and an opportunity to challenge such records on the grounds that they are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise inappropriate. Educational institutions must obtain written consent of students before releasing personally identifiable data about students from records

to other than a specified list of exceptions (see Access noted below). Students must be notified of their rights as enumerated by this document, and that the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare will investigate complaints of alleged violations of this act.

This Act is Section 438 of the General Education Provisions Act of 1974 (Title IV, Public Law 90-247; added by Section 513, Public Law 93-380) See Also Part 99, Title 45 C.F.R.

Access to Records Section 433 (d) states: . . . whenever a student has attained eighteen years of age, or is attending an institution of post-secondary education, the permission or consent required of and the rights accorded to the parents of the student shall thereafter only be required of and accorded to the student. An institution is permitted by section 438 of the Act and this part to disclose information pertaining to an eligible student to the parents of the eligible student with the prior written consent of the eligible student or with the prior written consent of the eligible student if that student is a dependent as defined under section 152 on the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. In the absence of an official request, information contained in a students records remains confidential between the student and Zion Bible College and will not be released to third parties without the consent of the student, with the following exceptions: information for school directory (this includes name, address, telephone number, major fields of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of athletic team members, dates of attendance and degrees and awards received), information needed by school officials within the College, information requested by officials of other schools to which the student is seeking admission, information requested by Federal or State educational authorities, information needed in connection with the receipt of financial aid, information released pursuant to state law or subpoena, information requested by accrediting organizations, and information requested by parents of dependent students. Any information released to a third party shall contain a statement informing the party of the requirement that the information provided may not be released without the written consent of the student. Challenge Hearings To ensure that records are not inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of a students rights of privacy, the student may challenge the alleged inappropriate data at a hearing requested through the Office of the Dean. An impartial hearing officer will be appointed thus affording the student full opportunity to present evidence in support of the challenge. The hearing officer shall render a decision within a reasonable time after the hearing. Records Inspection Requests for record inspection should be directed to the Academic Dean. The student has the right to a copy of the record so inspected, with the cost of the reproduction assessed to the student. The student may challenge an inaccurate record and request a hearing concerning any alleged inaccuracy contained therein. Any challenge must be established by a preponderance of evidence that the record is inaccurate. If desired, the student may submit a written explanation of a records content, which then becomes part of the record. The College will comply with a request to inspect and review educational records within a reasonable period of time; not exceeding forty-five days after the request has been made.


Welcome to your home away from home! Rarely does one have such a unique opportunity to associate with, and learn from, people of other communities, cultures, and nations. This will be perhaps one of the most enriching experiences of your life. We want you to be able to fully enjoy it.

The primary focus of the Resident Director centers on life within the residences. This staff member is located in the dormitory and is on call 24 hours a day. The RD will be available to listen, counsel and pray with you when the need arises. He or she will provide care and concern coupled with the occasional discipline necessary for the function of the whole.

To adequately provide for your needs, several qualifying students are appointed as Resident Assistants. They are representatives of the Resident Director and the Office of Student Affairs. These classmates will provide peer support and ensure that your environment is clean and pleasing to all residents. The RAs will also have ongoing concerns for the health and well being of students.

At the beginning of each semester, the Resident Director will carefully inspect the condition of each room and its contents. Each occupant will pay a $100 deposit. At the end of the year, if the room is in the same or better condition than when the occupant entered, and if the room is left clean and neat, the deposit will either be refunded to the student if he/she is graduating, or the deposit will be transferred to next years room deposit. If the room has suffered damage, is left dirty, or if the proper departure process is not followed, the deposit will be withheld. Dormitory students are not to occupy any room until properly assigned. The school reserves the right to make or change the assignment of rooms during the school year. All students must sleep in the room assigned to them. Only under special circumstances do we allow room switching between semesters. All housing is assigned on a yearly basis. There are three types of rooms available, and requests may be made for the desired type of room: Single- Priority given to those over 30 years of age, and upperclassmen. Cost is an additional $600 per semester. Availability is limited. Single Suite- This is a double room which houses two students, but is divided in half by a closet for increased privacy. Double- A typical dorm room offering two beds, two desks, two closets and two students. We know you will want to make your new home as pleasant and comfortable as possible, however; there are certain guidelines you must follow. A special putty or Velcro Command Strips ONLY must be used for the hanging of pictures and other decorations. Students are to avoid creating tack-holes or nail-holes in the walls. Shelving may be installed with vertical multi-level brackets allowing changes in shelf height. Once installed, these brackets are to be left as permanent fixtures in the rooms. Furniture may not be rearranged or removed from any room. By law, overhead fixtures are permanent as installed. Replacing the fixture requires licensed personnel, and the replacement then becomes permanent. Due to potential liability, replacement of fixtures is not permitted in the dormitory rooms. Students are not to change any electrical fixture, or make any electrical alterations. If there is an electrical problem of any type, the student must notify the Resident Director and the will be submitted

to the Maintenance Department. The electrical circuits in the Residence Halls are not designed for the excess load of appliances. Cooking appliances, hot plates, toasters, heating coils, space heaters, televisions, VCRs, DVDs, and air conditioners are therefore prohibited. The students room is not an efficiency apartment. Ironing is to be done ONLY in places designated for each residence. No food is to be discarded into bathroom sinks. The resultant clogging of drains is regarded as a form of vandalism. Students are asked to refrain from bringing elaborate stereo systems to the dormitory. A regular boom-box is sufficient for the size of the room. *Absolutely no candle burning in any residence hall.* Students are not to elevate their beds or use cinder blocks to do so. It has been found to cause damage to the floor, cracking, and in some cases displacing tiles. Furthermore, there is the possibility of injury, should the elevation collapse. Due to liability, beds are to be left in their original position. Hallways and doors are to have NO posters, flammable decorations, festive lights, etc. These are forbidden by the Fire Department code. Suggestive posters, signs and clothing decorations are also prohibited. Rooms must be kept orderly, clean and aired out. Beds must be made before leaving the room for the day. Clothes and books must be neatly stored. There will be routine inspection of all rooms. Two warnings are given for dirty or unkempt rooms, and subsequent failed inspections will result in the imposition of fines. Please note: No pets are allowed in the dormitories. The school reserves the right for authorized personnel to enter rooms at any time for the purpose of repairs, inspection, and other official business. NOTE: Protection of property requires that each room be locked when occupants are gone. Forced entry of a locked room or residence hall is forbidden. The school cannot be responsible for any lost or stolen items. When locked out of his/her room, the student is encouraged to find his/her roommate. If unsuccessful, the student will proceed in the following order of recourse: 1. Go to your floors Resident Assistant for entrance. 2. Go to the Resident Director. 3. Go to Campus Security. Only when these are all unavailable, go to the Housing Department. Each student is requested to cooperate by minimizing the cost of water and electricity. Faucets must be turned off and windows and doors closed when the heat is on. Lights must be turned off when leaving a room and should not be used unnecessarily. Light bulbs are not to exceed suitable wattage (no 100-watt bulbs in desk lamps). The school does not supply bulbs for students personal lamps. Please do NOT remove light bulbs from closet or bathrooms for personal use. No student may possess any master or sub-master key without authorization. A limited storage area is available during the school year. You may see the Resident Director to arrange for the use of these storage areas. Please keep in mind the College cannot be responsible for stored items. Any items left without proper approval will be disposed of.

All damage in dorm rooms will be assessed and deducted from your room deposit immediately when reported. If the damage is greater than your deposit, additional payment will be required. The following will be considered damage: 1. Making any kind of holes in walls, ceiling, floors, doors, closets, desks, beds and woodwork 2. Alteration of desks, beds and closets 3. Broken windows and screens

4. Jimmying the locks 5. Water damage caused by hotpots, refrigerators or spills 6. Stickers on walls, ceilings, floors, desks, closets, beds, doors, windows and woodwork 7. Breaking into the room 8. Kicking in the door 9. Any act of vandalism which results in any kind of damages The dorm rooms have been equipped with furniture and closets that are for the students benefit. There are to be no renovations made or painting done in the rooms by students. *Failure to follow check out process at the end of the year will result in the forfeiture of the room deposit. *

Students are permitted to have refrigerators in their rooms for a small fee. The refrigerator must not exceed 2 amps and must not be placed on furniture. A nominal fee of $55 will be due on registration day, at which point the refrigerator must be registered. This fee will help defray the cost of electricity used to run the refrigerator.


We expect that many of you will occasionally want to enjoy a visit by a family member or a friend. You may entertain a guest of the same gender in your room for a weekend with one week prior notice and the approval of the Resident Director. Please note that no student may entertain guests during finals week. Students will need the approval of their Resident Director prior to visiting any offcampus home. There is to be no babysitting conducted on campus. There will be a nightly fee of $19 for each guest, billed directly to the hosting students account.

Any student may request special privileges outside the authority of the Resident Director by submitting the request in writing to the Office of Student Affairs one week prior to the requested day. Request forms are available outside the Office of Student Affairs. Once submitted, requests are processed by the Resident Directors and the Office of Student Affairs. Pressing issues and emergencies will be expedited as quickly as humanly possible. The form will be returned to the student with the consent. Should the request be denied, a member of the Student Affairs personnel will be available to discuss the need. Any student leaving campus overnight for any reason must have permission from the Resident Director or the Office of Student Affairs.


Throughout the evening students are expected to maintain an appropriate level of quietness. Many students will be studying during these evening hours. For all students, 10:30 p.m. is curfew. The hallway lights will be off at 11:00 p.m. All students must return to their rooms by 11:30 p.m. and at 11:45 p.m. absolute quiet begins. These rules apply nightly with the exception of Friday. Friday night curfew is 11:00 p.m.; however, students may visit other rooms after 11:00 p.m., provided they maintain a quiet atmosphere. Note: On Friday night, fourth year students, as well as students who are 30 years old and older, are privileged to be out until midnight.

Wireless internet is accessible in most buildings on campus as well as the Haverhill Public Library. Christian discretion is assumed to be the practice of all students who choose to use the internet. Students will be held responsible for all information posted on social networking websites.

For the purpose of keeping up with current events the Institute provides a television in each dormitory as

well as the Student Union. With awareness that academic pursuits require an inordinate amount of study time, personal TVs, VCRs, and DVDs are prohibited. Video games and computer entertainment in compliance with moral standards is allowed on weekends. Rated R movies are strictly prohibited. All students are expected to practice Christian discretion and restraint in their choice of music, radio stations, entertainment and printed matter. For this reason, non-classical secular music is prohibited.

When playing musical instruments in the dormitories, headsets are required. This ensures a minimum level of noise. Practice rooms are available for use in the Academic building.


Our presence in the community is well known, and, as is often the case with members of a religious institution, our behavior is closely watched. Believing that Zion students will set an example in the community as a testimony to the love of Christ, we welcome those observations. We ask you to be mindful of the following expectations: Appropriate conversation Adequate tipping Adherence to all speed limits A general awareness and consideration for the community at large whether at work or play The Town of Bradford prohibits door to door solicitation of any kind, therefore, solicitation or distribution of literature, etc. is forbidden.


Zion has partnered with a food service management companyPioneer College Caterersto provide for campus food service needs. You will be able to choose from four meal plans: 19 meals per week Block of 200 meals per semester 14 meals per week Block of 165 meals per semester Block plans give you flexibility and value. Instead of a set number of meals per week you get a set number of meals per semester. You can bring up to 4 family members or guests in with you and pay for them using your block meals. This is not available with weekly meal plans. Unused meals cannot be transferred to the next week or semester. Also available to resident and commuter students, as well as faculty and staff, are flex accounts which offer the opportunity to deposit money in a debit account to be managed by your ID card. A 10% credit is applied to the amount you deposit into your account ($10 minimum deposit).

Meal Times Are As Follows: Monday Friday Breakfast (Hot) 7:00 7:45 Brunch X Lunch 12:00 1:30 Dinner 5:00 6:00 Note: Hours are subject to change. Saturday X 10:30 12:00 X 5:00 6:00 Sunday X X 2:00 3:00 5:00 6:00

Pioneer will hold Food Service Committee meetings as a means of obtaining valuable feedback. These meetings will be a great way to communicate your needs and to ensure an enjoyable dining experience. In order to foster a pleasant dining experience for all, please limit birthday celebrations to individual tables. Below is an important listing of dates that indicate when food service will be available throughout the 2008 2009 school year: FALL SEMESTER: First Board Meal: Breakfast Monday, August 25 Last Meal Before Fall Break: Lunch Friday, October 10 First Meal After Fall Break Breakfast Wednesday, October 15 Last Meal Before Thanksgiving Lunch Friday, November 21 First Meal After Thanksgiving Breakfast Monday, December 1 Last Meal of the Semester Lunch Friday, December 19 SPRING SEMESTER: First Board Meal Last Meal Before Spring Break First Meal After Spring Break Last Meal Before Easter First Meal After Easter Last Meal of the Semester

Breakfast Lunch Breakfast Dinner Breakfast Lunch

Monday, January 5 Friday, February 20 Monday, March 2 Thursday, April 9 Tuesday, April 14 Saturday, May 2

Frequently asked questions.... CAN I TAKE FOOD OUT OF THE DINING HALL? No, Since the Dining Hall is an all you can eat program, food cannot be taken out for eating later. WHAT CAN I DO IF I WORK DURING MEAL TIMES? With the extensive serving hours we expect that your needs will be met. However, we do offer to-go meals for those students that absolutely cannot eat and are on a meal plan. IF I AM SICK, HOW CAN I GET A MEAL? Simply have your RD sign a sick meal voucher and have a friend bring it and your ID to the dining hall. They may bring a meal to you. CAN A FRIEND USE MY ID? No. But you can use a block meal to treat a friend to a meal in the Dining Hall. You have to be there in person and present your ID for scanning. IF I LOSE MY STUDENT ID, HOW DO I EAT? It is very important to immediately notify the food service office that you have lost your ID so that your account can be suspended and your meal balance safeguarded. Then get a temporary ID at the Student Services office. This temporary pass is

good for 2 days. After 2 days you have to get a replacement ID. ARE VENDING SERVICES AVAILABLE? Beverage/snack machines may be found at various locations on the campus.


Chapel services are available on CD or DVD through the Media Department. To place an order, fill out a CD/DVD order envelope and return it to the Reception Desk in Academy Hall. Payment must be made in advance for orders to be processed.

The Student Lounge, located in the Library building, is provided for students to enjoy fellowship and study. Food and drink is allowed with convenient receptacles for trash. Student Lounges are also located in each dormitory for the purpose of group study and dorm gatherings.

The mailroom is located on the second floor of Academy Hall. A mailbox will be provided for each student upon registration. An assistant will be available for package delivery at posted times. Outgoing mail will be delivered to the Post Office daily. Upon receipt of a mail forwarding address Zion will forward all first class mail for 3 months, after which all mail will be returned to sender. The student must assume responsibility for all penalties or delays resulting from a failure to notify all agencies with whom he/she corresponds.

Students may own and use cell phones on campus, however, keep in mind that cell phones are not permitted in the classrooms or in Chapel. Additionally, use of cell phones is prohibited in the dormitories after 11:45pm out of respect for ones roommate. Telephones are conveniently located in the dormitories so that students may receive incoming calls. Emergency phones are strategically located about the campus to ensure the safety and well-being of all students. Note: Office phones are not available for student use.

Students may use designated on-campus machines or any Laundromat in the area. Each student is expected to do his/her own laundry. To avoid the loss of laundry items, be sure to remove laundry promptly from the laundry area. All ironing is to be done in the laundry room on each floor of the dormitories, where an ironing board is provided by the College.

The fitness room is equipped to facilitate a personal workout schedule. In the interest of safety, persons wishing to use the exercise equipment MUST be orientated and sign a Waiver of Liability. The waiver can be obtained in the Office of Student Affairs. Users must accept any risks, and agree to adequately inform themselves regarding the operation and maintenance of the exercise equipment. We enlist your help in the maintenance and care of this area. Please refrain from bringing food and drinks other than water into the fitness room.

Although Zion Bible College does not have collegiate level teams in any sport, there are a variety of activities on the campus. Among them are billiards, ping pong, foosball, soccer, volleyball, softball, and board games. Movies, both entertaining and educational, are shown periodically. For more information on these or other activities please contact the Office of Student Affairs.

A source of pride for the student body is the Zionian, the Colleges yearbook. Student publications provide opportunities for students with literary, photographic, artistic, secretarial, and/or administrative talents. We invite you to check it out.

Each class in the College is appointed an Advisor who will assist in all class affairs and business. The Advisor will be responsible for the organizing and implementation of policies in relationship to class organizations. At various times throughout the year each class enjoys a class trip, parties and other group activities. Each class is also organized with an elected President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. Each class elects five officers as first year students, and then reaffirms their election once each following year. At a designated time and place, each class, with its Advisor, meets weekly for a time of devotion, fellowship, and discussion of class business. Much prayer is necessary to establish and maintain a spirit of love and unity among the members of the class. The Institute believes that Class Prayers are an important part of the students education.


Every Mission minor is part of this fellowship. The purpose of the Zion Missions Fellowship is to enlarge and strengthen the global perspective of Zion. Students involved with this fellowship participate in missions chapels, conventions, and fund-raising activities throughout the year. An executive committee is elected annually to help with the decisions made. Not only Missions minors, but all students interested in missions are invited to participate with all Zion Missions Fellowship activities.


The International Student Fellowship [ISF] was formed out of recognition of the special challenges students from abroad have in adapting to American culture during their time of study in the United States. ISF exists as a ministry to students from other countries whose culture and often language are different from that of the United States. This group eases the stress of fitting in and provides a sense of belonging. Every few weeks ISF schedules a special activity geared to fulfill its stated mission; these, activities include devotional times, game nights, and day trips to nearby historic sites. These students offer Zion and each student a personal introduction to the cultures of this world that we are evangelizing! International students are encouraged to be a part of the Zion Missions Fellowship activities for mutual cross-cultural benefit.


Students are encouraged to unite in intercessory prayer on behalf of the missionaries and the needs of the Church around the world. Many in Christian service depend on these times of intercession on their behalf. Days and times for regional prayer groups will be announced.


The Married Students Fellowship [MSF] was formed to provide assistance and fellowship for married students at Zion. Preparing for ministry can put an additional strain on ones marriage. The activities, fellowship, prayer times, and mutual encouragement of MSF help in the adjustment.

The Student Council serves as a vehicle for communication between students and the various administrative committees of the school. Through this organization, a variety of issues and requests reach the leadership for clarification and consideration. The Student Council is here to serve you and will welcome your input regarding any concerns you may have. This organization sponsors various student centered events.


In all cases of sickness it is important for the student, either personally, or with the help of a roommate or the aid of the Resident Assistant, to notify their Resident Director. Upon this notification, the Resident Director will be able to contact the Dean of Students and other departments in which this information is important. The purpose of these notifications is to ensure that all the students needs are met.

If any student is approved to go home due to prolonged illness, we request notification of the status of your sickness. When returning to the school, a doctors note should accompany the student stating that the student may return to normal activities and/or special needs that the student may have. NOTE: When comprehensive or long-term testing or treatment is needed, the Administration may require the student to return home.

In the case of an emergency, a Resident Director and Security must be notified. Students should exercise judgment concerning emergency treatment at a hospital. The Resident Director and Security can help with this judgment. However, students should contact 911 if there is: 1. Severe bleeding 2. An altered state of consciousness 3. A protruding object i.e. bone, glass 4. Difficulty in breathing 5. Chest pain


A nurse is on call and can be reached through the Resident Directors.

1. ALARM PULL STATIONS: Students should be familiar with the location of these stations. It is crucial that these alarms be kept unobstructed, and not used for hanging posters, decorations etc. 2. SMOKE AND HEAT DETECTORS: Please do not hang, toss or cook anything near the vicinity of a smoke or heat detector. These activities could trigger the fire alarm. 3. EXTINGUISHERS: Extinguishers are located throughout the buildings. It is wise for students to know where they are located. It is important to only use extinguishers for combating fires. Note: Because of the possibility of electrocution or shock, electrical fires must be smothered. Be sure to unplug the appliance. Do not use water. 4. SPRINKLER SYSTEMS: Some of the buildings are equipped with emergency sprinkler systems. Because this system is very sensitive caution should be taken by not hanging or tossing anything near these nozzles. NOTE: Accidental release of this water will automatically signal the Fire Department. In the case of accidental release, please notify the Security and Maintenance Directors. Please do not try to shut off the system, the Fire Department will do this. 5. EXITS: Each building has emergency fire exits, some have external fire escapes. We request that these exits and hallways be kept clear from debris. Fines may be distributed from the Fire Department if this code is not followed. Please make sure that all fire doors are kept closed. 6. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: In case of fire: Notify the Fire Department immediately by setting off the nearest alarm, even if you think the fire can be handled.

NOTE: At the sounding of a fire alarm, all occupants of that building must evacuate in an orderly fashion, even in cases of accidental triggering of the alarm. Students who have not evacuated the building may be required to pay any fines that are levied to the school by the Fire Department because of this infraction. Please notify the Resident Director who in turn will notify Security about the alarm. Resident Assistants on each floor will have the responsibility of double checking each room. Above all, remain calm. The fire alarm is only a warning system. It is there to help you and to help protect lives. 7. Please do not remove or tamper with evacuation procedures posted on doors and hallways.

Campfires are prohibited by the town Fire Marshall.

1. APPLIANCES: Upon the request of the College, cooking appliances (toaster ovens, microwaves, crock pots, heating coils, and space heaters) are not allowed in the students residence. A microwave is located on each floor of the dormitory. This will facilitate in the warming and making of any food for the student. Please do not overload any circuits with extension cords or multiple outlet adapters. We ask that students refrain from permanently installing speakers, amplifiers, stereo equipment etc. in dorm rooms. 2. CANDLES AND INCENSE: Because it is a fire hazard, please abstain from burning candles, oil lamps or incense in any of the buildings.

Students may not possess or store firearms/knives on campus or in their automobiles. The Town of Bradford prohibits the discharge of any firearm. Note: at present pepper spray is not legal in the state of Massachusetts.

Women should not take walks or go jogging before or after daylight hours.

In the interest of safety, fireworks of any kind are prohibited by State law and are not allowed on campus.


All bicycles need to be registered in the Campus Security Office. When you register your bicycle, a sticker will be given to you. Please affix the sticker on the frame directly below the seat. Fire regulations prohibit bicycles being stored in stairways and bottom landings. Upon completion of each academic year, bicycles are to be removed from the campus. Zion Bible College will not be responsible to store bicycles over the summer months. Bicycles left on campus will be considered abandoned property and shall become the property of Zion Bible College, and shall be disposed of in a manner determined by the Campus Security Director. Bicycles shall be secured in a bicycle rack at all times. Bicycles left in any other location will be confiscated by Security and a $10.00 fee will be required in order to return the bicycle to the owner. Unauthorized use of others bicycles shall not be permitted. Individuals found doing so shall be referred to the Student Life Committee.

All students vehicles are required to be insured and registered with the College. Proof of valid insurance needs to be presented to the Security Office in order to park the vehicle. We request that no student use the Colleges address when registering your car in the state of Massachusetts.

Faculty, staff and students who park vehicles on college property must register their vehicles with the Office of Security and display a valid parking ticket at all times. All students parking on campus property will be charged a $30.00 registration fee each academic year. This fee must be paid at the time of registration. Off campus students shall pay a fee of $20.00. Theft or loss of a parking permit must be reported to the Office of Security immediately. A lost or damaged parking permit will be replaced for a fee of $10.00. The fee will be refunded upon locating the original permit. A parking permit deemed to have been stolen shall be replaced at no cost upon filing of the report.

Because we are a community, speed and parking violations are levied to help secure the safety and function of the campus. Please note that the campus speed limit is 15 MPH and fines will be given to those who are endangering others with their driving. Access roads on campus are not for student use. On campus students who register vehicles shall park in the student lot located off South Park Street unless authorized to park near the dormitory by a parking validation.. Please do not park in fire lanes, handicap spaces, lawns, sidewalks, assigned places, or those places marked No Parking. Parking in front of Academy Hall is designated as a fire lane and is therefore prohibited. With your help we can make Zion a safe place for everyone.


All parking violations are $25. Fines are payable upon issuance of a citation. Payment of a fine shall be made to the Office of Security. Failure to pay a fine within 7 days of issuance (weekends included) shall result in the student being summoned to the Office of the Dean of Students. The fourth violation in one academic year may be subject to disciplinary action. Fines will also be issued for those who fail to register their vehicle with Campus Security. Note: Fines are subject to increase; you will be duly notified when this increase takes place.

Students who bring a vehicle on campus are fully responsible for the maintenance of their vehicle. Minor repairs are allowed if you obtain permission from the Auto Shop and if the repairs are made in their designated area. If your vehicle cannot be moved to this designated area, you can attempt to correct the problem where it occurs. If further minor repairs are needed we ask that the car be moved to the designated area or brought to a service station for repairs. Students are responsible for the removal of disabled vehicles from the campus.


The following is a list of attire that is a guideline for men when attending classes and chapel. Platform attire is business casual. 1. Any oxford style dress shirts, collared casual shirts, knit or other fabric, Nero collars, mock turtle necks and turtle necks. Please no T-shirts, untucked shirts, shirts with logos of any kind, collarless or denim shirts. 2. When neckties are worn please no characters, script, etc. 3. Dress slacks, corduroys or jeans without holes or ragged hems (no tight fitting pants). Trousers must be fitted at the waist. 4. Ties, sport coats, button front sweaters or vests are needed when involved in platform ministry. 5. Sneakers, dress shoes, sandals etc.

It should be noted that the school recommends that all men should have at least one dark suit for special functions and church services. The following is a list of attire that the College requests all men to abstain from wearing at all times: 1. Sweat pants (other than in the Fitness Room or for the purpose of exercise) 2. Spandex pants 3. Tank tops or muscle shirts 4. Shorts (unless below the knee) 5. Ear and body rings 6. Tattoos (including removable tattoos and henna)


The following list of attire is a guideline for women when attending classes and chapel. Platform attire is business casual. 1. Modest dresses, or skirts skirt length and slits are to be below the knee 2. Blouses please no form fitting, indiscreet necklines or see-through blouses 3. Modest pants or jeans without holes or ragged hems (no tight fitting pants) 4. Leggings are permitted when skirt length meets dress code. 5. Sneakers, dress shoes, sandals, etc. It should be noted that the College recommends that all women should have one or more modest dressy outfits for special functions and church services. The following is a list of attire that the College requests all women to refrain from wearing at all times: 1. All form fitting clothing 2. Tank tops 3. Multiple and dangling earrings (no longer than 2) 4. Body rings 5. Tattoos (including removable tattoos and henna) 6. Shorts (unless below the knee) 7. Black (or excessively dark) nail polish 8. No low riding pants, bare midriffs or exposed cleavage


Please remember to keep hair, mustaches, goatees and beards neat and trimmed. No unnatural hair color is allowed. Mens haircuts must be trimmed and not longer than the top of a conventional shirt collar.

We request that all students pay close attention to their general appearance. Regular laundering of clothing and daily personal hygiene are appropriate for community living. Hats and baseball caps are to be removed upon entering a classroom, chapel, or the cafeteria. Note: The spouses and families of students are expected to comply with student dress code when attending chapel and/or other Zion functions. Inasmuch as a lack of space makes further explanation of rules prohibitive, the Administration reserves the right to interpret the handbook according to its intended meaning.


In as much as Zion is a school for the training of pastors, teachers and missionaries, it is assumed that our students will not participate in activities which are contrary to the highest biblical standards. The College forbids cinema attendance while school is in session and only approved fitness centers are allowed. Social dancing is prohibited while school is in session. Behaviors which involve alcohol, tobacco, non-prescription drugs, pornography and gambling would be viewed as a serious breach of Christian standards and ministerial commitment. Such behaviors would assume a responsibility on the part of the school administration to impose serious consequences for the student. These rules apply at anytime during which the student is under the jurisdiction of the school in any capacity. Students who have experienced past addictions may seek counseling on-site or be referred to an offsite counselor if the need is expressed.

By this all men will know that you are my disciples if you have love for one another. John 13:15. From its conception, Zions students have come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. While your roommate may or may not be your best friend, it is expected that each be considerate of one anothers belongings. Placement of students in the residences is made thoughtfully and lifetime friendships can be cultivated as roommates learn to love and respect one another. Each person should strive to maintain an atmosphere of mutual consideration and good will. Zion is a community and all members should practice consideration toward others. Groups who separate themselves too exclusively (at meals or in various activities on campus) are vulnerable to a tendency toward cliquish and exclusive relationships. Whether in or apart from the residence, the above consideration should extend to all those with whom we come in contact. It is required of all students to develop and maintain the highest respect for faculty, staff, ministers and any adult member of the Colleges family. In a relationship to faculty and administration, titles of respect such as Professor, Reverend, or Brother and Sister should be used. Courtesy and discretion are always in order and the students are expected to be respectful and polite in all their dealings with one another. Please be considerate of others around you. Loud talking or laughter is an imposition upon the rights of others. Never voice criticism of ministries or church matters. In addition, humorous skits or gestures should never be demeaning (e.g. the faculty, staff, elderly or handicapped). Personal differences, quarrels and resentments can be settled in accordance with biblical principles. Faculty and staff counsel may also be sought should the need arise. Bitter arguments resulting in any type of violence are absolutely forbidden. Students must refrain from debating their doctrinal positions, and should learn tolerance and love in the communal fellowship. The Town of Bradford prohibits door to door solicitation of any kind, therefore, solicitation or distribution of literature, etc. is forbidden. In the event that someone visiting our campus creates a disturbance, the Security Department should be contacted immediately, and will handle the incident. Should special prayer be necessary, students are to call on faculty or staff to minister to them.

The following guidelines reflect a process which will help to ensure healthy relationships and preclude choices which hold a potential for regret. Step 1 Friendship:

In this stage you will enjoy acquaintances both casual and close. It is a time of getting to know others within the community setting. A significant period of time should be given to this phase of relationship. Step 2 Attraction: At some point you may find that you are giving more time and focus to one individual and there is an intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical attraction. At this point seek counsel from God and others. Guard your heart for it is a well spring of life. Proverbs 4:23 Step 3 Relationship and Emotional Bonding This is a wonderful and exciting time. It is here that great care must be taken to protect oneself against the inherent vulnerability to inappropriate choices and behavior. Flee from you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own. I Corinthians 6:18-19 Avoid the temptation to be together in exclusion. Privacy may be found in full view of others. We value providing an environment in which students may find the mate of Gods choice for life, however; Zion will hold you accountable to a high standard of behavior in all relationships. We expect a Zionian to conduct himself/herself at all times in a manner which would honor and glorify Christ, avoiding activities such as kissing, holding, and physical familiarity which may lead to a spiritual and moral failure. All students must set personal standards of behavior in relationships which guard against any vulnerability to misconduct. Note: New students are asked to refrain from dating during their first semester.

We recognize and appreciate that Zion Bible College is an ideal place at which to choose your lifelong partner. Understanding the necessity for maturity and serious consideration prior to such a decision, we establish the following guidelines: 1. Prior to engagement, the couple or individual must meet with the Dean of Student Affairs to discuss their intention. 2. Successful completion of the Marriage and the Family class and Pre-marital counseling must be part of the plan. 3. An on-site pre-marital seminar is scheduled each year and all engaged couples are required to attend. Keep in mind that some of these regulations apply to relationships which develop after coming to Zion. Students who have long standing relationships or have become engaged prior to coming to Zion are requested to meet with the Dean of Student Affairs or the Student Life Committee for the purpose of clarifying related issues.

Now we ask, brothers, to respect those who work hard among you, who are over you in the Lord and admonish youlive in peace with each other. I Thessalonians 5:12


The Student Life Committee serves as an advisory and disciplinary board. It is the intent of Zion Bible College that as many disciplinary cases as possible shall be handled at the residence hall level. Low impact issues will be dealt with by the Resident Assistant on an advisory basis. The Resident Director will respond to more difficult problems with informal counseling or mild disciplinary action. Such cases do not become a matter of a students permanent record. The Student Life Committee may also address serious violations relating to dorm regulations. Whenever possible, the Office of Student Affairs will solve the problem by counseling. If deemed appropriate and disciplinary action is indicated, the matter may be referred to the Student Life Committee. A students failure to respond to notices for Student Life meetings could result in

dismissal. Following a hearing before this committee, the matter may be resolved or temporary restrictions, loss of privilege, suspension, or dismissal from the College may be imposed. This committee would consist of the Dean of Students and four additional members chosen from staff and faculty members having significant interface with the students on a regular basis. If at any time a student feels that he/she has been treated unjustly, he/she may appeal his/her case by writing to this board for review.

LATE CURFEW: A fine of $10 will be imposed for the first hour of late curfew, and a $10 fine for each additional hour. This penalty may be avoided by giving the RD a phone call to explain unavoidable lateness. ROOM CHECKS: The student will be allowed one written and one verbal warning per semester, after which he or she will be subject to a fine. A fine of $10 will be imposed if the room check reveals three or more violations. (Please note: persistent failure to keep a fully compliant room will result in a fine). DRESS CODE VIOLATIONS: A $10 fine will be imposed for students in violation of Zions dress code. All fines must be paid immediately. Mid-terms and finals may not be taken by any student with unpaid fine(s). SCHOOL BREAKS: As a general rule, students may not stay on campus during official school breaks or vacation periods, unless, satisfactory arrangements are made with the Student Affairs and Finance offices. Before leaving for break, windows must be closed; all appliances, including computers, must be unplugged; refrigerators must be cleaned out and unplugged. Failure to do so will result in a $10 fine per violation. Break forms will be provided and must be returned to the Office to Student Affairs prior to each school break. Failure to turn in your break form will result in a $25 fine. Should you remain on campus during any break without proper notification, you will be assessed a fee of $19 a day.

Violations of school policies may result in a student being placed on disciplinary probation in addition to other restrictions which may be imposed. Failure to abide by these restrictions may result in dismissal from school. Those students placed on chapel, church, academic or disciplinary probation may be subject to the following: 1. Resignation from campus offices 2. Ineligibility for ministry tours 3. Automobile privileges revoked 4. Ineligibility for sports activities 5. Loss of employment privileges 6. Scholarships cancelled 7. Mandatory counseling as deemed necessary by the Dean of Students During the last semester prior to graduation, students who are on any type of probation which could result in suspension, will not be permitted to go through the graduation line should the student be suspended. Restrictions may be lifted by the Board of Administration upon the recommendation by the Dean of Students. All students readmitted after suspension for disciplinary reasons are placed on disciplinary probation for the first semester after their return. Further violations could result in termination. This would be determined by the Board of Administration.


A dormed student is automatically deprived of all social privileges and extracurricular activities, such as student ministry, the Student Lounges and sports participation. This discipline requires the student to remain in the residence hall except for mandatory attendance (church services, classes, duties) or necessary matters (meals, teacher consultations, library use, off-campus employment). On each of

these occasions, the dormed student is to go directly to that particular place and to return promptly to the residence hall after obligations have been satisfied. Permission for library use must be first secured from the Resident Director. Library privileges are granted only for students to check out books. If reference work is needed, the student must copy the material and return to his/her residence. When using the library, the dormed individual must refrain from socializing. He/she must check out books immediately. The campused student is deprived of the privilege of leaving campus for a designated period of time. Those showing proof of employment will be permitted to meet their obligation. In the event of medical appointments, the Resident Director will judge the urgency and whether a rescheduling is practical. Except for an emergency involving himself/herself directly, neither the dormed nor the campused student may leave the campus until the expiration of the penalty, as deemed by the Student Life Committee.

Should the Administration deem it necessary, a student in violation of regulations will be suspended from Zion for a period of time. The suspension time may vary according to the severity of the violation and at the discretion of the administration. The student is automatically deprived of all campus and extracurricular activities. The student will be required to return home for the duration of the suspension. In the event of on-campus suspension, the student will be deprived of driving privileges, all social activities, classes and other events on campus with the exception of meals. The suspended student will incur the credited absences for class and chapel during this time. He/she will not take part in the SPICE program, but will be required to make up the hours lost during this period of time. The College reserves the right to determine the duration of the suspension and to determine the students overall standing with the College.

A student terminated from the College, unless an exception is made, may be temporarily or permanently ineligible to return. The College reserves the right to terminate any student whose academic standing is too low or whose general conduct and influence are not considered to be in the best interest of the College. Rebellion, stubbornness, disloyalty, immorality and/or persistent disregard of the Colleges rules and regulations will be just cause for dismissal from the school. Such action may be taken by the College at any time without making public specific explanation. Students facing the possibility of dismissal during the academic year may receive a hearing before the administration. A student may not withdraw while under disciplinary action. Terminated students are not welcome on campus unless given special permission from the Dean of Students. Those without permission are viewed as trespassers subject to arrest and prosecution.

And if your brother sins, go and reprove in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother. But if he does not listen to you, take one or two more with you, so that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every fact may be confirmed and if he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church Matthew 18:15-17 In the interest of providing an atmosphere consistent with our purpose, policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines are established as a framework within which the College family can live harmoniously. It is important for us to address all needs whether student, staff, faculty, administration, business associate or guest. Should you have a complaint (or grievance) we want to know. We welcome the opportunity to work toward finding solutions to any problems. This becomes part of the educational process and spiritual development. Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for Gods wrath, for it is written; It is mine to avenge; I will repay, says the Lord. Romans 12:17-19 The following guidelines may be helpful through such a process:

1. Keep your cool. Try not to say things for which you will be sorry, or which will make the solution or reconciliation more difficult, even when the going gets difficult. 2. Pray about the matter. God is interested in you as a person. Let God help you find the right solution. More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of. 3. Discuss the matter with your immediate supervisor, or the person in charge of the area in which the problems occur. Attempt to settle the matter early. Dont let problems build. We can work together to resolve the matter to the mutual satisfaction of all parties concerned. 4. If resolution is not reached, discuss the matter with the next higher authority. This may be the administrative officer of the College in charge of the specific area involved. Inquire if necessary, about the proper person to see about the problem. 5. If the department head is unsuccessful in helping you resolve the matter, it should be brought to the Student Life Committee. 6. If no satisfaction is reached at this point, the student can address his/her complaint to the President stating the problem or request. The President will either make a decision or present the matter to the Board of Trustees. 7. If the problem remains unresolved, students are free to contact the Association for Biblical Higher Education, PO Box 780339, Orlando, FL, 32878-0339.


In order to assess student performance in all areas of campus living, the College has developed an evaluation process, grading on a scale of 1-100. This process identifies ten areas of student accountability, which are categorized as follows: Academic Norms Academic Attendance Christian Service SPICE Performance SPICE Attendance Chapel Attendance Class Prayers Resident Life Finance Individual Attributes Each student can earn a maximum of ten points in each category. The responsibility for assessing each students performance is designated to the relevant members of the staff and faculty in accordance with their department.

Checks less than $100 received from a family member, church organization, established business, or ZBC student may be cashed by currently enrolled students using a valid college identification card and one other form of identification at Bank of America in Haverhill. Students must receive approval to cash checks in the Finance Office. Checks of $100 or greater may be cashed with approval from the Vice President of Finance. All other checks, including second party checks from parties other than family, will be accepted against a students account to be held for ten to fourteen business days before any surplus funds may be released. There will be a $25.00 charge for returned checks.


Zion Bible College participates in the following Federal Financial Aid Programs: Pell Grant,

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Academic Competiveness Grant, Work-study, Stafford (Subsidized and Unsubsidized) Loan, and the Parent PLUS Loan. The first step to take to determine eligibility for these programs is to fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). The application can be completed online at or may be obtained at the public library. Upon completion, submission, and calculations based on this application, a student will be notified through an Award Letter about the financial aid he/she is eligible to receive. LIBRARY AND TRAFFIC CONTROL FINES All fines are due immediately and past due after seven (7) days. Fines are to be paid with cash at the Library (for Library fines), with check or cash at the Campus Safety Office (for traffic fines), and in the administration building for all other fines. Failure to handle fines on a timely basis could keep a student from taking final examinations. No student will be allowed to enroll for the next semester until all fines have been paid. For graduating or terminating students, all transcripts will be held until fines have been cleared. A posting fee will be assessed for each overdue fine requiring special handling.

It is understood many students need to work in order to pay for their education. However, in light of the academic load carried by students at Zion Bible College, we recommend a student limit his/her work hours to twenty (20) per week. Twenty hours per week is the maximum for all on-campus employment.

ZBC maintains an employment office in the Financial Aid Office to assist with jobs in the Haverhill area. If you desire off-campus employment please register with this office.


All students are required to provide proof of health insurance coverage. If it is not verified, you will receive coverage through an insurance partner of the college. The policy premium will be billed to your student account, above and beyond other tuition and fees.


Personal property and household items in dorm rooms or campus apartments are not covered against damage or loss by the colleges insurance. In order to protect against loss, it is recommended that students purchase a personal items floater or renters insurance policy. Married students, living offcampus in rental housing, are especially encouraged to carry this type of low-cost insurance. Single students still financially supported by parents may be covered by their familys insurance; such students should check with parents to determine coverage.

Student Withdrawals A student receiving federal financial aid who withdraws completely from the college prior to the 4th week of the semester will receive a partial refund of tuition, room, and board (i.e., no refund of required fees, miscellaneous fees, etc.), provided the student completes the withdrawal process. The refund schedule applies to all students at ZBC, whether receiving federal student aid or not. When the withdrawal occurs: Before classes start 100% refund During the first week 90% refund During the second week 50% refund During the third week 25% refund During the fourth week and beyond no refund Refunds for students who are first time, first semester students will be calculated on a pro rata basis.

The pro rata formula is based upon the actual number of weeks attended up to 4 weeks. Refunds for non-traditional students (e.g., weekend college, modular courses, summer school, etc.) will be calculated on a pro rate basis, based on the equivalent number of weeks attended.

Federal Student Aid

A student receiving federal financial aid who withdraws completely from the college during the first 60% of the semester will owe a partial return of their federal aid. A student earns Title IV Financial Aid in direct proportion to the length of time he/she remains enrolled. This means the percentage of time the student remained enrolled is the percentage of disbursable aid for that period that the student earned. This percentage is derived by calculating the number of days the student attended verses the number of days in the semester. The Financial Aid Office will assist students in determining this calculation. Any refund will be applied toward financial aid received before it is refunded to the student. Examples of the refund policy are available in the Financial Aid Office.

Solicitation of any kind on campus (i.e., selling of merchandise or collecting donations) must be approved by the Board of Administration.


International students awarded work/study status will be required to work ten weeks each summer. This is in addition to the regular SPICE hours required during the semester. Each student may enroll in two summer courses tuition-free; time spent in class does not apply toward the ten weeks of work.


Each summer the College hires a number of students to work on campus. Applications for these positions will be received on or before March 15 of each year. Applicants will be notified by April 15 if they have been accepted for the summer work program. Applications may be picked up in the Finance Office. Application for summer ministry teams may be made through the Music Department. Summer ministry team scholarship funds will be applied to student accounts in the Fall semester at rates determined by the Board of Administration.

1. Upon acceptance of a prospective students application, the Financial Aid Office will send to the student a packet consisting of: A letter stating Zions payment and collection policies; information on loans/grants available to Zion students; and a fee schedule. 2. Payment of student fees will be as follows: a. 50% of total tuition and fees at registration b. 25% of total tuition fees due October 15 for the Fall semester or March 1 for the Spring semester c. Remainder of account balance due December 1 for the Fall semester or April 15 for the Spring semester 3. Students with a balance of $1,000 or more will not be permitted to re-enroll for the following semester until payment is made. Under no circumstances will a student be permitted to enroll with a balance carried from a prior academic year. 4. Students with an outstanding balance at semester end electing not to re-enroll for the following semester have until the beginning of the following semester to pay their balance in full. Otherwise the account will be turned over to a professional agency for collection. Such action could seriously impair a students credit rating and can be avoided by paying their balance in full. 5. A student will not be considered for further registration activity until a copy of this policy is signed by the student, witnessed by a representative of the ZBC Finance Office.

The basic requirement for all students attending ZBC is to have any previous account balance paid in full and to have the specified down payment at the beginning of each semester. All charges for tuition, room, and board are considered due upon financial registration at the start of any semester or summer term. If requested, a payment plan is permitted to those whose accounts are current. Please refer all questions to the Finance Office. In the event a student is suspended or terminated, a refund of tuition, room and board charges will follow standard refund policies applicable to any student withdrawal.




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