From the Dean of Student Life
Nipawin Bible College is endeavouring to fulfill the Great Commission by developing passionate followers of Jesus Christ with hearts to serve. We believe that discipleship is day-to-day teaching united with day-to-day relationship.
With the education system that we have grown up in it is easy to think that because we have been taught something we know it. Or that if we know enough about something to talk confidently about it, that we truly know it. Unfortunately, our relationship with Jesus Christ and our walk with Him does not work this way. A person can memorize the bible word for word and still not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. An individual may list all the areas of sin that Christians are to run away from and list all the things they are supposed to engage in and still not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The truth is, we can speak about what the Bible says, about all sorts of doctrines and theologies but what we need to be doing is more than talk, to be engaged in living out the commands of Jesus while we grow in our love for Him in a relationship with Him. God knows that discipleship is necessary for His people, to know His word and live it out in community properly.
We are to live together in community and challenge each other towards lives that are for Jesus and in Jesus as we together shine truth and life to bringing God glory. The older does not just tell the younger about the words of Scripture, but the older teaches and models and guides the younger through the application of that truth. They model a life that is continually learning, obeying and abiding in Jesus. This is the model of teaching and relationship that Jesus lived out with His disciples. It is what the Church was commissioned with over 2000 years ago and is still the mission we have today.
We welcome you this year to NBC and pray that as you choose to follow Jesus Christ and learn and grow in Him that your love and passion for Him and His word multiplies. We pray that you discover where God has gifted you and develop an overwhelming love for Him that compels you to serve others wholeheartedly. Finally, we pray that your heart continues to be transformed towards a stronger focus and submission to God's will for you each day.
Your Dean of Student Life
The transition from living at home, in your own room, to living in a dorm setting with a roommate and multiple hall-mates is not always an easy one. It requires a change in thinking: you must not only consider what you want to do, but what is best for the other members of your campus community.
It is in the dorm setting that relationships flourish or falter. Campus life places all the residents in an unusual setting of having to function in very close quarters, and this is especially so in the dorms. Life in close quarters can create stresses and tensions in a relationship. Building, nurturing, and restoring relationships is hard work, but it is hard work that brings long-term benefits.
For these reasons, students are reminded that our campus goal is to help each of you develop character traits that reveal the Spirit of God at work in our lives. Among those traits are: mutual respect, mutual accountability, mutual submission, and mutual care. Our goal is to create an atmosphere that is conducive to the growth of each individual so that each student can pursue Christian maturity with zeal.
Even though Christian liberty is something we all enjoy, each student is expected to conduct themselves with thoughtfulness and concern for the rights and needs of fellow students and to show respect for those in leadership. We realize that these guidelines will not always please everyone. They are general, with the interest of the larger student body at heart. We all must accept that the observance of these guidelines is for the benefit of many, not just one individual.
"Do not look out only for your own interests but also for the interests of others” (Phil 2:4).
We ask each student to work hard at appreciating the spirit and intent of these guidelines. It takes this commitment from every one of us to build a healthy and vibrant Christian community.
First and foremost, each student is responsible for, and responsible to, their fellow community members. Each individual is encouraged to lovingly approach their fellow student/students if they see that the spirit intent of the guidelines of the community are being abused. If by a loving and honest conversation a satisfactory resolution is not found, the student is advised to speak to the Student Life staff.
Student Life staff (Dean of Student Life, Dean of Men, Dean of Women, Residence Assistants) give oversight to the dorms. Their combined objective is to better meet the individual needs of each student and assist in providing an atmosphere conducive to personal study and interpersonal growth.
Deans tend to look for patterned behaviour, both positive and negative, and will speak to these. Your Deans are open to suggestions, concerns and new ideas. It is also at the discretion of Student Life, including Residence Assistants and Head RAs, how guidelines are interpreted and applied. The general rule is, “when in doubt, ask.”
Deans and RA’s are chosen because of their heart and vision for campus life and their interpersonal skills and spiritual gifts. They also are learning and discerning their giftedness. Their purpose is to serve their fellow students and to ensure that Christian community is developed and maintained. Deans and RA responsibilities include informal counselling, guiding, advocacy, and maintaining a safe, comfortable, and secure residence. Your support and partnership in catching their vision for your new home helps make these goals a reality.
It is our desire that NBC be an environment of security and order, where each person can live in dignity and realize their greatest potential. Each student is expected to recognize and respect the responsibilities undertaken by the Deans, RAs, and StuCo and to cooperate with them in all respects. Each individual in the community is responsible first and foremost to, and for, each other. For this reason, consider conscientiously other’s requests, comments, encouragements and rebukes.
Sleep is a fundamental human need, as necessary as air, food and water! Because sleep is so important, we need to ensure that the dorm is quiet at a reasonable hour so that all are able to get a good night’s sleep. The right to sleep and the need to study, by your dorm mate(s), ALWAYS supersedes your privilege to be noisy or disruptive.
Again, remember Philippians 2:4, “Do not look out only for your own interests but also to the interests of others.”
In respecting others who live in dorm, ones noise/music/voice should remain at a level that does not disturb others. Feel free to play music and have fun, but if your volume level is disturbing others’ work, be willing to adjust your volume (down) with the appropriate attitude towards your brother or sister in Christ. Others’ learning and focus should take priority over your goofing around.
Focused Study Time
Dorms and the Art Lindsey Education Centre (main building) will be reserved for quiet study. This means that in this time we will all aim for an atmosphere conducive for quiet personal study. Please be extra sensitive to the noise levels you are making.
The purpose of this time is two-fold. One purpose is to permit students a place for study and research without minor distractions, allowing for better focus and deeper thought. The second purpose is to help make that decision to study a little easier. No one likes leaving the group to go off and study. This time allows a short period during the day when the majority of students will be focusing on quiet study.
Monday to Thursday: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Each student will retire for sleep at different times throughout the later evening. It is for this reason that quiet time will be enforced and maintained by all dorm residents. Quiet time consists of absolutely no carrying noise into the halls or in the dorm lounges. During quiet times students are to whisper while in the halls and dorm lounge.
Saturdays – Thursday: 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Friday: 12:00 p.m.
For these reasons, the following curfew is expected:
Saturday - Thursday: 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 1:00 a.m.
Permission to be late for curfew can be requested from your Dean. If you are unavoidably detained, contact your Dean or Head RA as early as possible.
All students are to be in their own room with all screens, music and lights off as follows:
Sunday – Thursday: 12:30 a.m.
Friday – Saturday: No lights out.
Make the room cozy and "homey", but do not damage it. For hanging pictures, posters, etc., please purchase “Funtak” for use on walls only, not ceilings. Do not use tape or nails. No altering or painting of the rooms is permitted without prior consent from the Deans. Posters and wall hangings must be in good taste and reflect the shared values of the NBC community (e.g. most movie posters do not accomplish this). If in doubt, check with your Deans.
To ensure proper sanitation and to prevent undue damage to rooms, students are expected to keep rooms clean and neat. Deans are allowed to check rooms informally for cleanliness and require cleaning within a designated time frame.
A $100 damage deposit will be required from each dorm resident. The deposit will then be refunded after the school year ends and after sufficient time for NBC to check the room.
In order to keep residences in the best possible condition, it is important that each student report damages and/or potential hazards to your Deans. Damage to school property will be charged to the students involved. This may include one individual or the whole group. In the case of dorm damage for which no one is willing to take responsibility, all the dorm residents may be held jointly responsible.
Charges will be based on the following rate: a $50 flat rate plus any other costs.
Safety regulations do not allow for hotplates, electric blankets, or any other appliances with a heating coil to be used in the rooms. Coffee makers, curling irons, and blow dryers are permitted. Please use the designated areas for ironing clothes.
Our public phones require a phone card or a calling card. Phone cards may be purchased in the NBC Bookstore.
Please be considerate of others in your use of the residence phones. Family or friends from home may be trying to get through to another student. Please minimize the length and number of calls to other dorms as we have ample time to visit during the day. These calls are hardly ever necessary. Give off-campus friends and family ample opportunity to call our students. Uses of public phones (Dining Hall/Gymnasium) are for very short public usage only.
All meals are to be eaten in the Dining Hall. In an effort to make the NBC community as family oriented as possible, it is important that we eat together as a family. For this reason we expect that students will arrive on time for all meals they attend. Food from the Dining Hall is only available during scheduled meal times. No food is to be taken from the Dining Hall for others who were not present at the meal, other than in the case of illness. In that case, the Deans/RAs may give permission to have meals taken to the dorm.
If you are planning to miss a meal inform the Food Services Department as soon as you know so they can adjust the food quantities and reduce leftovers. A special dietary menu is available to those who require it for medical reasons. The fee is $200 per semester.
We are more than happy to accommodate your campus guests. However, for (awareness) safety concerns, please register all guests with your Dean and show consideration to your roommate. Each guest will be able to eat and stay free in your room for 3 nights consecutively, and you have 6 free nights for guests each year. Each student will be given 6 guest coupons for Dining Hall use. A single coupon gives an individual one free night stay and meals for the day. After the coupons are used, they will need to pay a room charge of $15 per night and $7 a meal. If you would like to request a guest stay on campus for more than 3 consecutive nights, please see the Dean of Student Life.
Other Residence Guidelines
The residences of the opposite sex are strictly out of bounds. At no time should students be loitering around or talking through the windows or around the doors of these residences. Such conduct is inappropriate and infringes on the privacy of other people in that dorm.
Weapons, explosives, or fireworks are not permitted in the residences. Firearms must be reported to the Dean of Student Life to ensure that they are properly stored in a safe location out of dorm.
Due to fire code restrictions, any flammable material (i.e., gasoline, oil) and incendiary devices (i.e., matches, lighters, and candles) are not permitted in the dorms.
Residence hallways must be kept clear of sports equipment, mattresses, chairs, boxes, shoes, etc.
If you are leaving campus please let either a fellow student or dorm leadership know where they are going. This is important in case an emergency arises in which we need to contact you immediately, or there is a problem and we need to account for all residents.
Extended leave forms may be requested from the Deans and filled out 2 or more days in advance, when students are planning to leave campus for the night or several nights. Extended leave forms are to be requested from the Deans, filled out, signed, and submitted to the Dean of Student Life with departure dependent on approval.
A weekend begins Friday after the last class or campus responsibility (whichever comes last) and ends Sunday at 11:00 p.m. If you are planning to leave NBC for the weekend or a brown block, be sure to fill out an extended leave form 2 days before you are planning to leave.
Extended leaves will not be granted during weekends of special events such as exams, conferences, three60five, seminars, tournaments, or other special campus events.
Holidays and Semester Breaks
The college will be closed during Christmas and each Semester Break. All students are expected to make arrangements to be away from the campus during these times. Room and board fees do not cover the times of academic recess during the school year (Fall semester break, Christmas break, and Spring break). Under exceptional circumstances, considerations can be made but must be approved by the Dean of Student Life at least a week in advance.
Students may stay during Thanksgiving and Easter and can be assured of meals in the Dining Hall.
Early Arrivals & Departures
An application to the Dean of Student Life office will need to be made if a student is wishing to arrive earlier than the scheduled starting date of a semester.
An early departure fee may apply at Christmas and/or at Graduation. See NBC catalogue for more details.
Students are asked to recognize that personal appearance, cleanliness and grooming, while not a matter of spirituality, can either enhance or inhibit one’s witness for Jesus Christ. Clothing styles and personal appearance choices can also reflect an inner attitude and character.
Styles come and go and personal tastes in this area vary with each person, but students are expected to dress modestly and reflect styles that do not attract undue attention to themselves. Similarly, hair should avoid extremes.
Discrete piercings are permitted at the discretion of the Deans and ministry leaders. Prior tattoos are also permitted but students may be asked by the Deans or ministry leaders to treat them with discretion.
If dress or personal appearance is considered inappropriate, students will be required to make the necessary changes.
Types of Dress
Class / Casual Dress — Pants or jeans and a shirt, t-shirt, or sweater. Items with excessive rips, worn pieces, or inappropriate messages are not acceptable. For health regulations, shoes must be worn in public buildings (non-dorms) at all times. No tank tops are permitted for either ladies or men. Athletic wear, such as sweat pants, sports jerseys, and sweatbands, is not considered class dress.
Semi-formal Dress — Formal or casual pants, excluding denim jeans, and a casual shirt/top, excluding t-shirts or athletic shirts. The intent is to avoid being too informal, yet not requiring formal dress. Running shoes are not considered semi-formal.
Formal Dress — For ladies, skirt and casual shirt/top (not t-shirts or athletic shirts), or dresses. For men, dressier pants, shirt and tie or equivalent (i.e. turtleneck). The intent is that it be dressy in nature versus informal.
Pajama pants and similar attire (yoga pants, tights, leggings) and work out apparel, are to be worn only in residence or in the fitness centre while exercising.
Note: Students are asked to remove their hats, toques, hoods, etc. in the chapel, Dining Hall and in class. Discretion is given to the faculty and staff in varying situations (ed. centre, gym, lounge, etc.).
Bible College presents unique opportunities for lifelong friendships, and it can also be a great place to meet a life partner. These relationships, properly balanced with attention to personal spiritual development and ministry training, make Bible College a unique and blessed experience.
Healthy dating relationships require the foundation of a strong love for God, a deep respect for each other, an understanding of personal desires, and an uncompromising commitment to integrity, both as individuals and as a couple. Couples should expect to meet with a Dean to invite dialogue about the relationship and ways in which there can be clear communication about expectations from both the couple and Student Life.
Acting with integrity and purity begins in your relationship with God. It is also influenced by your entertainment choices and your thought life. True love respects and protects; it looks out for the good of the other, not the selfish desires of the individual. Remember that the deception of ones own heart is very subtle but devastating, so be on guard.
Campus relationships are affected by the close quarters of NBC. Because of our close proximity to one another and involvement in mutual activities, it is possible to become very ingrown as a couple. Spending every waking moment together is not healthy for any couple, nor does it reflect life outside our setting. A healthy dating relationship allows each person room to develop other relationships.
We believe the following guidelines encourage a healthy balance between time on your own, time together as a couple (and other possible couples), and time in the NBC family.
- Public displays of physical affection while attending NBC are limited to dating couples within these boundaries. Holding hands on walks, brief and discreet ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’ hug and kiss are allowed when appropriate. Keep in mind context and avoid needless awkwardness for others.
- As emotional and physical milestones approach (dating, holding hands, engagement, a kiss) the students in relationships are expected to speak with their discipleship leaders whether that be their their Dean or Dean of Student Life.
Freshmen students are not permitted to date until after their first semester and is conversation with their Dean or Dean of Students.
- Set specific time to spend together.
- Set high physical standards of respect and godliness.
- Make use of mixed group outings and friendship relationships. Try not to enter the potential entanglements of dating too quickly. Let a dating relationship grow naturally out of a great friendship instead.
- During classes, chapel, conferences, church services, special events, and other occasions where we are doing things together as a group, couples are asked to mix freely and seek to meet the needs of their fellow students.
- Couples are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, respect for themselves and others, exercising good judgment regarding their reputation and Christian testimony.
Couples demonstrating an unhealthy or inappropriate relationship, or who become focused mainly on themselves to the exclusion of their fellow students or their studies, will enter into discussion with their Dean. NBC’s hope for your relationship is that you purely and earnestly seek to get to know the person and not their body.
Note: NBC has established a Sexual Harassment Policy for the protection and security of students and staff. A copy of this policy can be obtained from the Dean of Student Life.
Engagement and Marriage
Students planning to become engaged during the school year are strongly encouraged to gain parental consent. Should students desire to marry during the academic year they will only be allowed to complete their year of studies by special permission from the Dean of Student Life.
Out of Dorm Resident Students
While Out of Dorm Students are part of the campus family, they also have their own private needs. The leadership of NBC would like these students to understand the principles involved in the guidelines above, and are to be considered applicable (especially re: entertainment, dress), and apply to all on campus student residents and relationships.
Integrating all students into campus life is not an easy task. It takes a cooperative effort from both in-dorm and out of dorm students and staff. An Out of Dorm Resident Student Advisor is appointed each year (by the Dean of Student Life) and of there are any questions in relation to student events they are the Out of Dorm Resident Student contact person.
All Out of Dorm Resident Students are encouraged to participate in all student body activities.
There are many opportunities for students to become involved in campus activities. The Student Council (StuCo) of NBC has the responsibility of helping foster a healthy spiritual and social atmosphere on campus and establishing a positive relationship between the NBC Administration and NBC student body.
The Student Council is composed of a Faculty Advisor (Dean of Student Life) and StuCo Executive (Chairman, Spiritual Coordinator, Activities Coordinator). Student Council is responsible to supervise and facilitate student body activities, and to give leadership to the student body regarding student community and activities.
Students contribute to the cost of student activities and dorm/ lounge furniture, equipment and upgrades and student services in a variety of ways:
- Student Activity Fee: This fee is paid at the beginning of each semester.
- Canteen: Student Council seeks to have low canteen costs. Through the marginal profit made on the sale of this merchandise, and through recycling revenue, funds are made available for special outings and student activities.
- On occasion, StuCo will plan a fund-raiser, usually for a specific project.
Elections for the Student Council representatives are held at the end of the school year. Student Council supervises other representatives including class reps.
All students are expected to support the activities planned by their Student Council.
Minutes of all Student Council meetings are posted on the bulletin board downstairs in the Ed Centre. Students are welcome to attend all meetings. A copy of the Student Council Constitution is available from the Dean of Student Life.
All students are required to attend each chapel. This includes home groups and 7-24 discipleship times. It is to be quiet in the chapel to offer a place for spiritual focus and preparation for the worship and ministry. Chapel is designed to provide:
- Regular opportunity for the student to worship God.
- Exposure to, and challenges from, the Word of God.
- Understanding and appreciation of the worldwide Body of Christ.
- Opportunities for students to use their gifting to minister to each other.
- Opportunities to be a supportive and unified campus body of believers.
Students are also expected to be in attendance at a local church every Sunday they are on campus. This includes Sunday School (if available) and morning Worship service.
Selection of a church must be made by the end of September.
It is expected that students will attend that church throughout the school year.
Students may select the church of their choice providing it is considered “evangelical” denomination. It holds the Bible as the chief authoritative source of truth, doctrine and practice.
30 km per hour is the maximum speed on campus. There are many small children on campus. Please DRIVE CAREFULLY. Do not drive on the fields or in the ditches for any reason.
Parking spaces and plug-ins will be assigned at opening week registration. Use the designated parking spaces. Please do not park your vehicle on the road in front of the dorms or dining hall.
Use of any motorized vehicles (motorcycles, snow machines, ATVs) on campus requires the use of helmets by driver and riders. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the loss of the privilege of using these vehicles on NBC property.
Students ignoring vehicle guidelines will lose the privilege to use the parking area on campus.
Student Use of School Vehicles: Students use school vehicles for a variety of school functions. Only those who have been authorized by the Finance & Facilities Manager may drive school vehicles. Each time a student wishes to use an NBC vehicle, they must get permission and keys in advance from the Finance & Facilities Manager.
School vehicles are occasionally made available for events/functions that are not directly related to the NBC program (i.e., weekend ministries, tournaments, Student Ministry), provided a minimum number of students travel in the vehicle and a minimum fee be charged per student.
Students driving school vehicles are not permitted to pick up hitchhikers.
The teams coach in consultation with the Athletic Director will select school sport teams. The following items are considered when selecting team members: academic standing, approved Christian character, and an acceptable attitude toward campus responsibilities.
Students are encouraged to utilize the NBC Fitness Centre. Due to the dangerous nature and cost of replacing the equipment we would ask that only those over the age of 16 be admitted into the centre. If you break something be sure to report it to Adam Yadlowsky and expect to have to replace it. All equipment should be returned to its rightful place after you are finished your workout. You should endeavour to leave the Fitness Centre more organized than when you arrived. Students wishing to use the Fitness Centre must sign out the key from their respective dorm. Non-resident students may acquire a key from the Athletics Director. Please report any damage to the Athletics Director.
NBC Athletic Involvement Guidelines
Purpose: The overriding purpose of athletics at NBC is the development of a Christ-like attitude and witness through team competition. Other purposes such as physical exercise, the development of personal discipline, and learning to work as part of a team are also important. In scheduling practices and games, coaches are asked to keep in mind the overall academic and non-academic involvement of the students. The scheduling of games and practices should be arranged together with the Academic Dean and the Dean of Student Life.
NBC teams will participate in no more than 6 athletic tournaments during the year, preferably 3 per semester.
Students on athletic teams must display a teachable Christian character. They must be willing to listen and to learn both in skill development and in Christian attitude and conduct. Any display of temper or uncontrollable behaviour will not be tolerated and may lead to disciplinary action (i.e., suspension from participating on a team).
Students expecting to play on a team are expected to attend all practices and games. If for any reason a student cannot be at a practice or game, such a reason must be cleared with the coach before the practice or game. Failure to do so can lead to suspension from the team.
Since sports team participation is a privilege, sports involvement is not to be used as an excuse for handing in late assignments or not having completed Student Ministry or Student Work. Students who are not able to keep up with their work and responsibilities may be asked to leave the team, or asked not to participate in the first place.
In the event that course grades drop as a result of sports participation, students will forfeit the privilege of participating on sports teams.
One of the key purposes of access to the Internet is to assist you in your studies at NBC. Many of our library periodicals identify web sites that are beneficial for Christian study and ministry opportunities.
It is expected that students who make use of the Internet/e-mail will exercise integrity and purity. In addition, the following are considered as inappropriate computer use:
- Password violations: sharing accounts, trying to access or use someone else's account.
- Changing any system, program or preference settings.
- Accessing inappropriate material on the Internet.
- Deleting files from the computers that are not yours.
- Possessing, using, or transmitting unauthorized material (i.e. copyright protected)
- Sending messages which contain offensive content (e.g. profanity, racial slurs, threats, etc.)
- Intentional introduction of a virus to a school computer.
- Demonstrating a security problem to other users.
We trust you will use computers in a responsible manner. Violation of any of the above policies will result in personal probation.
Students are expected to be diligent and disciplined in their use of time for study and assignment completion. Quiet places to study are often hard to find on a college campus. Certain locations like the library, dorm rooms and classrooms are prime study areas. To help create reliable opportunities for study, the library is always designated as a Quiet Study area. All conversations and group study are to be held elsewhere.
Choir: NBC sponsors a community-wide Christmas Cantata, which has become a highlight for the town and area churches during the Christmas season. All students are encouraged to participate in the NBC Cantata Choir during the fall semester. Whether singing or not, assistance with and attendance at the cantata is required.
Medical: Students should make sure that all medical and hospitalization cards are up to date and in order. The school cannot be responsible for bills due to neglect concerning your medical coverage.
Kitchen: Students are not permitted in the kitchen. Access to food in the pantry, fridge or freezer is restricted to your Student Work responsibilities. If you need access, get permission from the Food Services Manager.
Laundry: Facilities are provided in the Dining Hall basement and in the dorms. These have been paid for as part of your Rental Fee. Please do not abuse these machines by overloading them. Students found to be abusing these machines will lose the privilege of access to these machines. Men may do their laundry on odd numbered dates while women may do their laundry on even numbered dates in the Dining Hall.
Pets: Students are not permitted to have pets on campus.
Fire/Safety Regulations: All halls, entrances, and stairs must be kept clear at all times. Students are responsible to avoid situations that have the potential of being fire hazards. Fire drills may occur at any time.
Fire Prevention: The following articles are prohibited from the dorms: candles, oil lamps, firecrackers, ammunition, and cleaning fluids such as gasoline or solvents.
Fire Regulations: Deliberately turning on a false alarm is subject to severe discipline and is a criminal offence.
Turning on a Fire Alarm: Any fire should be treated as dangerous and reported to the Head RA, NBC office, Deans, President or other staff member immediately.
Use of Fire Extinguishers: It is important to become familiar with the location of fire extinguishers and how to use them. Directions are stamped on the extinguishers. They are located at the end of each hallway near an exit.
Caution: Point the extinguisher only at the fire.
Evacuation: Move as quickly as possible to the nearest exit moving a distance of at least one hundred feet from the building.
Scented Items: Students and campus family members are asked to be sensitive to those with environmental allergies in their use of room sprays, perfumes, colognes and deodorants.
Deans Contact Info:
Deans can be reached at their offices Monday to Friday. Times they are in office may vary depending on meetings and other commitments. They can also be reached by phone or text on weekends as well as weekdays. Below are the Dean’s cell phone numbers. Unless it is an emergency, please do not call or text after 11:00pm.
Dean of Student Life – Adam Yadlowsky 1-306-862-5095 or 1-306-862-4051
Dean of Men – Brad Lytle 1-306-812-9910
Dean of Women – Jennifer Enns 1-306-812-7199
As has been noted throughout this handbook, these guidelines and rules of conduct are given with the intent of enhancing the campus atmosphere and maximizing the spiritual goals each person brings when coming to a college such as NBC. They are in place for a reason.
If you have a problem with any of these rules, it is your responsibility to talk with the respective Dean or supervisor. You are not free to take matters into your own hands, to change the rules, nor to disregard the rules. If we are to function as a healthy Christian community, we must follow the biblical guidelines of “speaking the truth in love,” mutual respect and mutual accountability.
It is expected that all students appreciate the spirit of these guidelines and the ends to which these guidelines point.
All students must sign and submit the form “My Commitment to the Community Standards of NBC.”
If you have a problem with another student, a staff or faculty member, it is your responsibility to go to that person and make things right. If they have offended you, or you discover that you have offended them, the Bible is clear on whose responsibility it is to approach the other (Matt 5:23-24; 18:15-17; Luke 17:3-4).
We realize that most people do not come to a Bible college because they have their “act together.” Rather, a person comes here to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (2 Pet 3:18). Along the way there will be failure. A teachable spirit is one that is open to reproof and correction because that person wants to grow in a way that honours their Lord. Whether that reproof comes from a peer or a teacher, it is to be given for the purpose of helping the other person grow. These types of experiences, though unpleasant at the time, are normal for every follower of Christ.
Issues of disunity ideally are to be dealt with in this order:
- Party to party
- Respective Dean
- Dean of Student Life
However, in the course of the school year if it becomes apparent that a student is:
- becoming uncooperative with those in leadership at NBC (Instructors, Deans, RAs, Supervisors, or other Staff),
- failing to fulfill commitments they have made in order to serve on school committees,
- not demonstrating respect for fellow students,
- in some other way making a negative contribution to the desired campus atmosphere, that individual will be invited to a private meeting with the Dean of Student Life.
The continuance of the problem(s) will be met with any number of sanctions. There are a variety of options available for sanctions:
- suspension from an athletic team,
- suspension from a ministry team,
- not being granted special leaves (except for family emergencies),
- removal from any campus committees on which they serve,
- not being permitted to run for or hold any student body or class office (If a student has been elected or appointed to such an office before being placed on probation, there will be another election or the appointment of a replacement),
- being restricted to dorm or room for a specific period of time,
- suspension from school for a determined length of time.
The duration of a student’s sanctions will vary according to the situation and will be decided and laid out by the Dean of Student Life. The student can expect that when situations escalate, that the Dean of Student Life may involve other individuals including but not limited to other Deans, Faculty and President. When the administration sees evidence of positive improvement and notice steps of growth in the individual, the sanctions will be lifted.
Should the situation not improve after disciplinary action has been taken, the only recourse is expulsion. If expulsion proves necessary, a letter will be written to the family of the student, as well as the home church, explaining the reason for such action. Probation will also be noted in a student’s permanent record. Criminal offences that occur on campus will be automatically reported to the local RCMP detachment.