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Student Handbook 2011-2012


Table of Contents WELCOME TO TRINITY LUTHERAN COLLEGE.........................................................3 LIVING AND LEARNING COMMUNITY.......................................................................5 ACADEMICS......................................................................................................................7

Living-Learning Model..................................................................................................8

Freedom to Explore........................................................................................................8

Advising.........................................................................................................................9

Academic Honesty and Plagiarism................................................................................9

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY AND RIGHTS................................................................10

Code of Conduct..........................................................................................................11

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY....................................................................................13 WELLNESS.......................................................................................................................15

Counseling Center & Services.....................................................................................16

Campus Pastor.............................................................................................................17

Courses.........................................................................................................................18

Everett Family YMCA.................................................................................................18

SERVICES.........................................................................................................................19

Meal Plan.....................................................................................................................20

Technology...................................................................................................................20

Academic Support........................................................................................................21

Writing Center..............................................................................................................22

Disability Services.......................................................................................................22

Career Development....................................................................................................22

STUDENT LIFE................................................................................................................23

Commuter Students......................................................................................................24

Lockers and Refrigerators......................................................................................24

Access to On-Campus Facilities............................................................................24

Parking.........................................................................................................................24

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.....................................................................................25

Campus Public Safety..................................................................................................25

Building Access and Services......................................................................................25

STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES......................25

ASB Positions..............................................................................................................25

Elections.................................................................................................................26

Clubs............................................................................................................................26

Athletics.......................................................................................................................26

Student Employment....................................................................................................26

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RESIDENT LIFE...............................................................................................................27

Moving In....................................................................................................................28

Mail Service.................................................................................................................29

Roommates..................................................................................................................29

Unit Expectations.........................................................................................................30

Kitchen.........................................................................................................................30

Fire...............................................................................................................................30

Child Care in the Trinity Apartments...........................................................................30

Breaks..........................................................................................................................30

Moving Out..................................................................................................................31

Community Living.......................................................................................................32

SAFE COMMUNITY LIVING.........................................................................................33 2

Contact Info.................................................................................................................34

Resident Assistants......................................................................................................34

Emergencies.................................................................................................................34

Fire.........................................................................................................................35

Earthquake.............................................................................................................36

Chemical................................................................................................................36

Lock-down.............................................................................................................37

Safety Tips...................................................................................................................37

Parking Lot and Car Safety....................................................................................37

Safety at the Apartments........................................................................................38

Trespassers.............................................................................................................38

Living in an Urban Environment...........................................................................38

Phone Numbers............................................................................................................41

STAFF DIRECTORY........................................................................................................43


Welcome to Trinity Lutheran College On behalf of the faculty and staff of Trinity Lutheran College, I welcome you to the 2011-2012 academic year. We are glad you have chosen to be a part of this community in which we live and learn together. Throughout this year it is my prayer that this community supports you in • Developing character • Experiencing healthy relationships • Learning how to learn • Thriving in this diverse community Understanding that your experience is going to be what YOU make of it, it is our goal to provide the resources that students need to grow and be challenged. This handbook is one of those resources. The information provided here will give you a structure for life as a successful student at Trinity. May we learn well together.

Andrea Ide Dean of Students

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Living-Learning Community Trinity Lutheran College practices an innovative model for the way our college integrates faith, learning, service, and living. We call it the Living-Learning Community. This model allows faculty and staff to engage students outside of the classroom in everyday learning experiences. We look at the world around each student as an opportunity to experience education intellectually, spiritually and emotionally, and we believe in putting the values we preach in to practice in all areas of the college community. As a reflection of this model, and unlike most other colleges or universities, Student Services is part of the academic division of the college. This is a paradigm shift, a new way of looking at life outside of the classroom that incorporates an intentional learning environment within the residence apartments and student life. In the classroom you will get a superb education from our faculty in classes such as Philosophy, Macroeconomics, and Wisdom Literature, while at the same time you will also learn about conflict management, nutritional meal-planning, and relationship skills outside the traditional classroom from experts in our community. In short, our goal is to educate and nourish the whole person. 5


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ACADEMICS


The whole of the Trinity Lutheran College experience is one of learning. This can take place in and outside the classroom. At times, learning can be playful and invigorating, at other times it can be rigorous and grueling. In all cases, learning is the ultimate goal of college. Students owe it to themselves, their colleagues, and the reputation of the college to uphold and enhance the academic ethos of our Living-Learning Community. Trinity’s education is different from others in that it is a biblically-centered liberal arts education. This means that all disciplines relate to questions of faith, living, and learning. Making the connections between these areas of human experience is a responsibility shared by faculty and students alike. The more engaged students are in this process, the better their overall learning experience will be. The goal of this experience is to challenge servant leaders to thoughtfully, faithfully, and actively engage the world around them.

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Trinity students are not sheltered or shielded from engagement with society; rather they are encouraged and coached through the process of entering the fray of their immediate community in creative and active ways. Trinity’s Living-Learning Community model makes every square foot of the college a learning laboratory. It fosters an environment in which each community experience is an intentional part of a holistic education. Similarly, the greater Everett area serves as a classroom through service learning and community engagement opportunities. Examples of how the Living-Learning Community affects the student experience include: • The student store becomes a “laboratory” for business students to practice marketing, accounting, and management skills. • Professors participate in student life by leading conversations, seminars, and other activities that blur the line between the classroom and extracurricular activities. • Staff members participate in the educational experience of students through advising and spiritual development roles. • Decisions about food choices at lunch will stimulate focused discussions about nutrition, ethics, and attention to our global community. • Chapel leadership becomes a course that prepares students to become leaders in community worship settings and to explore what worship will look like in the future. • Professors serve as teachers, as well as other areas of college life, using their best gifts and passions for the benefit of the whole community. • Music & Worship students participate in community church choirs as part of their college education.

Freedom to Explore Though Trinity is a distinctly Christian college, with the biblical texts at its core, it is also a place for students from all backgrounds to explore, question, and think critically. Trinity students have the right to complete academic freedom. Trinity seeks to integrate faith, learning, service, and living into the curriculum in a more prominent manner than many church-related colleges and universities today. However, it also seeks to provide more open space for dialog than some Christian colleges. Students are free not only to question but also to affirm positions that are conservative, liberal or something else entirely. The educational process helps students listen, think critically, and then speak prophetically into their culture. Students have the right to enjoy a grading system that does not judge convictions, but rather assesses the student’s ability to articulate positions. Students who feel their academic freedom has been violated are invited to be in direct contact with the Academic Dean, provided that they have first attempted to address the matter with the faculty or staff member involved.


Academic Advising All first-year students will be assigned a faculty academic advisor. The advisor will advise and assist with registration for the first academic year. During spring term of their first year, all students will be given a permanent advisor, who is generally a member of the department in which a student declares a major. Transfer students will generally be directly assigned to a faculty advisor in the department in which they declare a major. Advisors provide advice and counsel regarding choices of classes, pre-professional or graduate school preparation, and basic academic success skills. Students are welcome to talk with the Academic Dean about any problems with the advising process, and students may request a change of advisor in unique circumstances. While regular advising meetings are important and advisors offer important advice, the task of creating appropriate classes, completing a major on time, and meeting the requirements of any covenants or agreements is ultimately the responsibility of each individual student. Before every semester, students receive a registration packet from the Registrar’s Office. All full-time continuing students must register during the scheduled semester registration period. Students may not register for the next semester if they have not met their financial obligations to the college.

Academic Honesty and Plagiarism Trinity students must uphold the highest principles of academic honesty. Academic dishonesty is serious, and can result in substantial penalties, including denial of credit in a course as well as dismissal from the college. Any act that involves misrepresentation regarding the student’s academic work or that abridges the rights of other students to fair academic competition is forbidden.

An Explanation of the Nature of Plagiarism (Used by permission from Wooster College, Department of Psychology, Bill Scott) Plagiarism is the representation of another person’s words, ideas, or information as if they were one’s own. You may use another person’s words, ideas, or information, but to do so without acknowledgment constitutes plagiarism. You may describe Einstein’s theory of relativity, but if you present it as your theory you are guilty of plagiarism. You may summarize a Supreme Court opinion in your own words, but if you incorporate the language of the original, without indicating that you are doing so, you are guilty of plagiarism. You may get an idea while reading someone else’s book or term paper, but unless you acknowledge the source, you are guilty of plagiarism. Copying from someone else’s paper during an examination is a form of plagiarism. The submission of a term paper purchased from or prepared by someone else also constitutes plagiarism. Acknowledgment should be made for theories, interpretation, data, experiments, explorations, literary or artistic works, musical works, inventions, illustrations, or assistance in carrying out a project. Beliefs so widely held as to defy citation or information (such as birth and death dates) obtainable from any of a number of authoritative sources are considered ‘common knowledge’ and need not be cited. Also, phraseology in common use may be duplicated without acknowledgment. The following are examples of such phrases: Knowledge is power (Bacon); Iron Curtain (Churchill); Military industrial complex (Eisenhower); Survival of the fittest (Spencer); The shortest distance between two points (Euclid); The best of all possible worlds (Voltaire, following Leibnitz); Eat, drink, and be merry

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(Ecclesiastes) The absence of any discernible attempt to give credit to your source will be taken as ‘prima facie’ evidence of intent to plagiarize. In other words, if you have made no attempt, however meager, to give credit to someone else, you have created a presumption of willful plagiarism, and it is up to you to demonstrate that you were not attempting to conceal or misrepresent the true authorship.

Consequences If a faculty member has evidence of plagiarism, they have the ability to select one of the following sanctions: • A zero on the assignment • An “F” in the class • Recommendation of expulsion

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If a student would like to appeal the sanction they have the option to appeal through a) the Academic Dean or b) Faculty Council. Recommendation of expulsion will be heard and voted on by the Faculty Council. All sanction decisions from the Faculty Council are final. If a student is expelled, a letter or notice may be sent to surrounding colleges and will be documented in their transcript file.

Education It is Trinity’s goal to educate students about proper academic scholarship. As such, students will receive instruction regarding plagiarism in English Composition, College Success Seminar, and courses within each major.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY AND RIGHTS The purpose of Trinity Lutheran College is to create an intentional learning environment that challenges servant leaders to thoughtfully, faithfully and actively challenge the world. Trinity seeks to challenge and impact God’s world by holistically educating students in an environment that is at the same time a community of faith and an academic community. To that end, we are committed to providing a biblically-centered foundation that encourages community members to grow as whole persons: physically, intellectually, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Students, as members of this community, are free to rigorously pursue intellectual inquiry and faith formation within the context of a Christ-centered community of scholars. Students enjoy freedom of academic inquiry based on the conviction that all truth is God’s truth. Students are expected to be servant leaders as modeled by Jesus Christ and respect the worth and dignity of all who study and work here and those who support our mission. As a private institution, Trinity has the right to institute standards for behavior, including those that govern academic integrity and personal conduct. By choosing to enroll at Trinity, students knowingly and willing agree to the policies and ethos that the institution endorses in the Academic Catalog and Student Handbook. The purpose of this section is to clearly define the rights and responsibilities of Trinity and its students.


Code of Conduct The Trinity Lutheran College community honors safety and respect for the individual as well as the community. Students are expected to: • Uphold federal, state and local laws. • Act with academic integrity. • Behave in a manner that is respectful to, and ensures the safety of, members of the TLC community, including students, faculty and staff.

The “Short List”: Behavioral Standards for Life Together Trinity Lutheran College is an institution of higher learning with deep Christian commitments. Our mission as a Christian community of education and formation is clear: Trinity Lutheran College, through biblically-centered education, develops Christian leaders with a global perspective whose lives and ministry serve Jesus Christ in church and society. Our life together is guided by this mission, and we take it very seriously. As a Christian community with clear sense of mission, we hold one another accountable to community standards of behavior that allow every member of this community to thrive. Some of these standards are negotiable and become part of covenants or other ways that we seek to form a shared understanding of how we will live, work, study, pray, and enjoy life together. There are other standards, however, that are so foundational to our values and our commitment to our mission that they non-negotiable. These standards are central to our common life and they apply to all students, faculty, staff and visitors while they are on college property. We call these behavioral standards the “Short List” and, in addition to federal, state, and local laws, they form the core of our expectations for community behavior. 1. There is to be no on-campus possession, consumption, or distribution of alcohol (except for sacramental purposes), illegal drugs or mood-altering substances, or controlled medication without a prescription. Abuse of alcohol, improper use of legal medications and substances, and illegal drug use of any kind impacts not only the individual involved, but is damaging to the entire community of which they are a part and so these activities are prohibited. Beyond use of alcohol that is clearly harmful, Christian communities in different contexts and eras have held different positions relating to the proper use of alcohol. We recognize the complex role that alcohol plays in our culture, particularly among young adults. In addition to the legal issues, alcohol use by persons under 21 has been shown to have adverse effects on health and development. Our community is also attuned to the dangers alcohol poses to those who struggle with addiction. In 1 Corinthians, Paul writes “‘All things are lawful’, but not all things are beneficial. ‘All things are lawful,’ but not all things build up. Do not seek your own advantage, but that of others.” On these grounds, and out of respect and compassion for our entire community, use of alcohol on campus (including campus housing) is prohibited. Use of sacramental wine in authorized worship services is excluded from this prohibition. In the spirit of Christian freedom, we further expect all members of the Trinity community to exercise moderation and respect for others regarding alcohol use in other situations as we seek to model responsible Christian leadership in the world. 2. There is to be no cohabitation on campus. Human sexuality is an incredibly complex issue that touches on all areas of life. Attitudes relating to sexuality and marriage in Christian communities and in the wider culture have been changing over the past century. Trinity Lutheran College affirms the Christian understanding that sexuality is created by God and that sexual union is most appropriately expressed in a covenant relationship of marriage. While we recognize the complexity of relationships present in our

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community, we also understand that sexual activity outside of marriage can be detrimental to the entire community, particularly among those sharing life together in communal housing, and so we prohibit cohabitation on campus. We understand the term “cohabitation” to include genital sexual contact outside marriage, and/or the spending of a night together by two people engaged in a romantic or sexual relationship or encounter. 3. There is to be no violent or destructive behavior or other conduct that threatens or endangers the safety or emotional well-being of one’s self or any other person on campus. Christian community is founded on the understanding that human beings are created in the image of God, and deserve to be treated with respect and care. We understand that our lives are interconnected and that violence and destructive behavior, whether directed at self or others, is harmful to the entire community. In 1 Corinthians, Paul writes about individuals as members of a single “Body of Christ” and goes on to say “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it; if one member is honored, all rejoice together with it.” Because of this, we hold one another accountable to the good of the entire community and do not tolerate violence or destructive behavior of any kind. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, such behaviors as fighting, vandalism, and any behavior that results in destruction or loss of property (including theft), or disruption of community life. It also includes, but is not limited to, physical abuse, verbal abuse, threats, or intimidation as well as behaviors including assault, sexual assault, harassment or other forms of sexual misconduct.

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In addition to enforcing policies stated in this Code of Conduct, Trinity will cooperate with appropriate law enforcement agencies in the event a member of the college community is in violation of federal, state, or local laws.

Harassment Trinity Lutheran College will not tolerate harassment, be it through direct behavior or creating a hostile environment. This applies to harassment based on, but not limited to:

Gender Religious belief Culture Abilities Political ideologies

Sexual orientation Race or ethnicity Age Socio-economic status marital status

Covenant The policies listed above, together with other college policies, form the foundation of Trinity’s behavioral expectations. In addition to these standards, from time to time, the college campus community, the on-campus residents, residence apartment floor members or roommates may engage in a facilitated dialog that will result in the crafting of additional values and standards that they all agree to uphold in the form of covenants.

Procedural Standards in Disciplinary Actions When a member of the community feels that his or her safety or respect is negatively impacted, he or she should first confront the individual. If the student would prefer to have support during that confrontation, they may contact the Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, the Director for Community Life, the Director of Residential Life, or a Resident Assistant for assistance. If there continues to be a problem, the student should report the inappropriate conduct to an Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, the Director for Community Life, Director of Residential Life, Resident Assistant or another appropriate staff or faculty member for assistance.


Lastly, if the conduct persists, students can file an official complaint with the Dean of Students. This is the first stage of disciplinary action process, which may lead to a conduct review process that will involve the Dean of Students and/or the Director for Community Life and/or the Director of Residential Life. Other disciplinary procedures are outlined in the discipline policy statement. The Dean of Students is the primary staff member in charge of the discipline process and has the authority to enforce consequences that are in keeping with the discipline policy.

Appeals Students may appeal decisions of the Dean of Students to the President who may, at his or her discretion, review the decision and/or convene a panel for review. In matters of student conduct and discipline, the decisions of the President are considered final.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY Trinity is committed to nurturing and sustaining a mutually edifying and respectful environment that recognizes, affirms and celebrates diversity among its students, staff, faculty, Board of Directors and Foundation Trustees. Diversity is viewed as an asset and includes differences based on race, ethnicity, national origin or citizenship, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, economic class or status, ability or disability, and political affiliation or belief. The Trinity community seeks to reflect and embrace the interests, contributions and perspectives of members of diverse groups and is committed to delivering educational programming and sustaining a community environment that meets the needs of diverse groups. Accordingly, Trinity is committed to inculcating these values, understandings and skills to enhance the leadership and service capacity of its graduates who will serve and minister in God’s diverse, multicultural and global society. As such, we are committed to being a diverse community and to equip its graduates to function effectively as leaders in the diversity of local communities and in the diversity of the global communities. Although Trinity engages many institutional actions to support this end, three specific actions affect students directly. We are committed to providing education throughout our academic curriculum. We are committed to incorporating diverse and global perspectives in our co-curricular activities, such as worship, in-residence programming and food planning. Finally, we are committed to providing resources for student to be able to engage in self-exploration of diversity and cultural issues. The Trinity Diversity Resource Center will be under development throughout the year, but for access to current available resources, please contact the Dean of Students, who will be helping the college implement a diversity plan established by the Board of Directors.

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Trinity is dedicated to holistic wellness. We provide on-campus mental, physical and spiritual services. In addition to nourishing students emotionally and spiritually, we promote physical well-being through courses such as Total Fitness, access to the Everett Family YMCA recreation facilities, and programming provided through residence life and the Trinity community at-large. Additionally, our wellness plan includes providing healthy, fresh lunch options and promoting nutritious eating for other meals. For more details on our Food Services, see page 12.

Counseling Center & Services Trinity’s counselors are dedicated to facilitating students’ emotional, social, and educational growth, through the exploration and understanding of self and others. Now and then, you may experience individual, relationship, academic or social difficulties that you are unable to resolve on your own – and you may find it helpful to talk to a professional counselor about these concerns. We offer free individual counseling to all enrolled students. Services include, but are not limited to: personal and interpersonal exploration, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexuality, eating and body image issues, self-harming and suicidal ideation, grief and loss counseling, rape and crisis counseling, alcohol and drug referral. 16

For other local counseling services, please contact the Dean of Students, the Director for Residence Life, or a Resident Assistant.

Campus Counseling Center To schedule an appointment, please stop by the counseling office located on the 3rd floor, or e-mail counseling.center@tlc.edu. Appointments are usually available within one week, but can be scheduled sooner if it is determined that the student is in crisis.

Confidentiality With limited legal exceptions, all services are confidential. Your counselor will discuss Trinity’s confidentiality policy with you during the first session. Our commitment to the ethical standards of the counseling and psychology professions is strong.

Emergencies In the event of an emergency, contact the Dean of Students, the Director for Community Life, a Resident Assistant or dial 911. Additional Resources Seattle Crisis Clinic......................................................................................(206.461.3222/1-866-4CRISIS) 24-hour counseling for persons in crisis. Confidential. Community Information Line.......................................... (1.800.621.4636, 206.461.3200, or simply 2-1-1) 8am-6pm M-F, all-purpose referral number in Seattle. Teen Link Line........................................................(206.461.4922 or 1.866.TEENLINK / 1.866.833.6546) 6pm-10pm daily, is staffed by teen volunteers trained by Crisis Clinic staff National Suicide Prevention Lifeline..................................................... (1.800.273.TALK/1.800.273.8155) If you are in a crisis, call (1.800.SUICIDE/1.800.784.2433)


Self- Assessment Websites Do I need therapy?

http://psychcentral.com/therapy/

Alcohol and Drug Abuse:

http://www.alcoholscreening.org/ http://www.pamf.org/teen/risk/alcohol/echug.html

Anxiety:

http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/anxiety.htm

ADHD:

http://psychcentral.com/addquiz.htm http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/adultaddquiz.htm

Bipolar:

http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/bipolarquiz.htm

Depression:

http://psychcentral.com/depquiz.htm http://www.depressionscreening.org/screeningtest/screeningtest.htm

Domestic Violence:

http://psychcentral.com/dvquiz.htm

Eating Disorders:

http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/eat.htm

Internet Addiction:

http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/netaddiction.htm

OCD:

http://psychcentral.com/ocdquiz.htm

PTSD:

http://psychcentral.com/ptsdquiz.htm

Schizophrenia:

http://psychcentral.com/quizzes/schizophrenia.htm

NOTE: These sites are not maintained by the Counseling Center or Trinity Lutheran College. These pages provide helpful information, but are not meant to replace consultation with a licensed mental health professional or medical doctor.

Campus Pastor Our campus pastor, Rev. Erik Samuelson, is available to all members of the Trinity community for conversation, counseling, support in time of crisis, and prayer. He is also a great resource person for helping with discerning your vocation, navigating the stress of college, and connecting you to spiritual resources and communities. Student leadership is core to all the ministries at Trinity, and Pastor Erik is the one to talk to about getting involved. Pastor Erik also coordinates our first year experience course—Vocation and Formation—which will give you opportunities to have deep conversation with your peers, encounter faculty members in a more personal way, and help you get up to speed on the rich resources available to you in the Living-Learning Community of Trinity Lutheran College. Pastor Erik’s office hours tend to rotate, and are posted on the door of his office on the 4th floor. He is always accessible by e-mail at pastor@tlc.edu and by cell phone or text at 510.759.1146, especially in emergency or crisis situations. He really enjoys getting to know students and is pretty much always up for a cup of coffee.

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Courses Total Fitness A program of self-selected aerobic exercise, intended to maximize the stewardship of one’s body as a gift from God. Self-evaluation of general health and goal setting for improvement or maintenance in order to select aerobic activities best suited for one’s body and life-style. Emphasis on a lifetime commitment is evident throughout the course. Some of the self-selected aerobic activities include: swimming, biking, jogging, aerobic walking, soccer, basketball, volleyball, badminton, floor hockey, and water sports.

Cardio Boxing This course is designed to introduce students to the exercise of Boxing. This course will teach proper punching technique and basic conditioning exercises. Although there will be use of a heavy bag and punch mitts, there will be no sparring inside or outside of class.

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This course is design to introduce students to the exercise of Yoga. Students will learn basic yoga poses and sequences, perform basic and intermediate Sun Salutations without instruction, and be able to construct a 30 minute yoga sequence.

Everett Family YMCA The Everett Family Branch facility includes:

Complete health and wellness center Two gyms Aerobic studio Two indoor pools and a hot tub\ Indoor/Outdoor walking/running tracks Wallyball court Squash court Racquetball court Family, Teen & Youth programs Youth Adventure Zone Full day preschool licensed child care Licensed before & after school child care Summer camp programs and child care

Everett Family YMCA 2720 Rockefeller Avenue Everett, WA 98201 425.258.9211 Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m. (The pool closes 30 minutes before facility closes.) For more information: www.ymca-snoco.org/moreaboutthey/Locations/everett.ashx?p=255


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SERVICES

Photo by Adan Casas


Meal Plan As a part of our Living-Learning Community model, we offer meal plans to our students that comprise of healthy, fresh, organic, and whenever possible, local food options. In addition to a hot entrĂŠe, a selection of soups, freshly-baked breads, an organic salad bar, and fresh fruits and vegetables are offered. There are three options for purchase. The most economical is 5 days a week for $500 per semester. We also offer 3 days a week for $320 per semester and daily meals at $7.50. Snack foods, sandwiches, salads and beverages will be available at the Corner Store for purchase throughout the lunch hours as well as during the day. Additional meal alternatives may also be available on request. Lunch hours are Monday through Friday, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., during fall and spring semesters, except during chapel services. Food service is not provided during January Term, holidays and breaks.

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The campus features wireless internet access, LCD projectors, and computers for student use. Our campus also features green technology with virtual computers, allowing students to access their personal desktop from anywhere on campus. Trinity features state of the art technology with the Learn Lab™ classroom, the first on the West Coast! Learn Labs™ are specially designed to appeal to every learning style and help students engage in the classroom.

E-mail Students will be provided with a Trinity e-mail account and will be able to access this e-mail from outlook.com.

To log in from the home page your user name is: firstname.lastname@email.tlc.edu

Your password was sent to you during the summer. If you cannot remember your e-mail password, it can be reset by the Dean of Students, the Director of Community Life, or the Assistant to the Deans.

SonisWeb Students can use SonisWeb to register for classes, find syllabi and get their grades. Students will be able to access SonisWeb from the quick links menu on the www.tlc.edu home page. To log in, your user name is your Trinity e-mail address. This e-mail address will be used by your professors when e-mailing the class assignments, updates or cancellations. Your Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be given to you by the Registrar when you register for classes for the first time. You may change the PIN once you access the system the first time.

Computer Kiosk Students will have access to computers both in the computer lab on the 3rd floor and the library on the 4th floor. You will have access to the public folder (or P-drive) from these computers. The P-drive will have information from courses, Student Services as well as forms you may need to access. This folder is read-only and will not allow you to alter or save information to it. Additionally, these computers do not allow you to save data directly to them, so please plan to bring your Trinity thumb drive or another storage device with you. The drive holds 1 gigabyte and will be provided to new students at orientation.


Wireless Internet Students will have access to wireless internet both in the Resident Apartments and the Campus Center. All wireless cards are compatible with our network. To access wireless internet, you will select an available server. Once you open a web browser, you will be asked to log in.

To log in, your user name is: student The password is: trinity

The wireless internet system does not allow gaming systems to be used online. If you are interested in using X-Box Live, Play Station Online or online computer games, you will need to acquire internet from Verizon or Comcast at your own expense.

Printing and Copying Trinity printers do not currently support wireless printing. To access on-campus printers, you must open documents on a Computer Kiosk. Students will have access to the copy machine on the 4th floor. Students will be given a unique copy code during orientation. When accessing the copier, a student must enter his or her code. Student accounts will be charged 10 cents per copy.

Proximity and ID Cards Proximity cards are required to access the Lower Level, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors and to enter the Campus Center during evening and weekends. You will be assigned a proximity card at orientation. If you lose your proximity card, please report it immediately to the Dean of Students, the Director of Community Life or the IT Administrator. Student Identification Cards are required on your person at all times. You will have your picture taken at orientation, and contacted by e-mail when your ID is ready for pick up. Your ID will give you access to the Everett Family YMCA.

Technology Support Students can e-mail questions or technology needs to techsupport@tlc.edu or contact the IT Administrator during office hours at 425.249.4732.

Academic Support Library The Trinity Lutheran College Library serves as a learning commons for the College community. The Library aims to provide a pleasant learning environment in which students and faculty can conveniently access the resources and services they need. Through the assessment of the curricular needs of the College, the Library develops excellent collections in various formats like print, audio, video, and electronic materials. Participating in library networks and consortia, the Library creates accessibility to the wide ranges of resources and services. The Library ensures open and inviting atmosphere with the user-friendly services of circulation, reference and research consultation. For promoting independent and up-to-date learning skills, the Library reaches out the community with information literacy programs. By embracing emerging technologies, the Library continues to transform the college culture by serving as an innovative gateway to learning resources. For the outside community, the Library endeavors to support people who need to overcome the inequality of information access

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in the age of digital divide. For the details of library resources and services or find Library Handbook, contact Seong Heon Lee at seongheon.lee@tlc.edu or 425-249-4715.

Writing Center The Writing Center is located on the 4th floor and is staffed by student tutors several hours each week. Students can sign up online for a tutoring session or “walk-in” as slots are available. Writing tutors work with students to support their writing at every stage of the process. They can assist with the development of ideas or writing an outline, and they can also identify problem areas in essay drafts and provide suggestions to students so they may improve their writing. Students are encouraged to use the Writing Center frequently and to come early in the writing process to take full advantage of the services offered. For more information contact Annemarie Russell, at 425.249.4724 or annemarie.russell@tlc.edu.

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Trinity provides classroom accommodations and disability related services to eligible enrolled students with disabilities. Please contact the Dean of Students with special needs. If your disability is learning related, and not physical, you will need to provide a current Individual Educational Plan (IEP) at the time of your request. The Dean of Students will consult with faculty and staff regarding access and will provide students with information on other disability-related services and agencies available to them. Students who plan to use accommodations should contact the Dean of Students by the first week of classes.

Career Development Career development is a fundamental aspect of the student experience at Trinity. Career development begins in the classroom. Students acquire career experience and a service ethic through Trinity’s Service Learning Practicum and major-related practicum courses and internships. In fact, some students accumulate as many as 800 hours of service learning across four years of study. During a students’ senior year, they will enroll (for most majors) in a capstone class that uniquely prepares a student for employment or graduate school in their field. This course includes resume and personal statement writing, interviewing skills, professional ethos and precision writing. In addition to in-class career development, the college is committed to presenting a variety of workshops on relevant topics designed to inform students and every level of career development. Additionally, resources are available for self exploration and vocational discernment.


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Commuter Students Commuter students are an integral part of our community. We encourage involvement at every level of activity and leadership, be it a role in our student government, worship team or Playfest. To support our commuter students, we provide special resources to help remove the challenges that face those who do not live near-by. Commuters are represented on the student government by a commuter representative. This is an elected position. If a student has a concern, request or comment, feel free to direct those to the commuter student rep. Any commuter student issues may be directed to the Dean of Students or the Director of Community Life.

Lockers and Refrigerators Lockers, located on the Lower Level beneath the Corner Store, are provided to commuter students free of charge. Lockers can be checked out through the Director of Community Life. Commuter students also have access to a refrigerator and TV. This area is available to any student for use, but commuter students will have first priority. 24

Access to On-Campus Facilities Commuter students will have access to the residence apartment common room or “Bungalow.” A key may be checked out from the Director of Residence Life. This area has more seating, a TV, and access to a full kitchen. This area is available to any student for use, but on-campus residence will have priority. One studio apartment in the Trinity apartments will be available to commuter students in case of illness. This apartment is not available for overnight use. A key may be checked out from the Director of Residence Life or the Dean of Students.

Parking All college parking permits can be purchased through the Student Accounts Office. Campus parking is available to registered students in the garage that adjoins the Campus Center for $100 per semester. Limited covered parking located across the street from the Trinity Apartments is available to leaseholders and can be purchased at the cost of $350 per semester. Contact the Director of Residence Life for details. Additionally, 60 and 90 minute parking is available at the street level around the Campus Center. We ask that students use these spaces only for loading and unloading. Simply moving your car a few spaces will not exempt you from ticketing. Any tickets issued for parking infractions is the responsibility of the driver and Trinity Lutheran College is not liable. Students living in Trinity Apartments who wish to park in the street will need to get a Zone 9 parking permit through the City Clerk’s Office, located at 2930 Wetmore Ave. Suite 1-A, 425-257-8610. Students will need to bring a copy of their lease and a current vehicle registration. The City Clerk’s Office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday.


POLICIES AND PROCEDURES Campus Public Safety Trinity is committed to ensuring the safety of all members of the community. One of the ways to assure safety is by escorting all guests at main campus and the Trinity Apartments. Guests at the Campus Center must sign in at the Information Desk and receive a visitor pass. Guest hosts must remain with their guest as long as the person is in the Campus Center.

Building Access and Services Campus Center Hours Trinity’s Campus Center is open for student use during the following times: Sunday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday – Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Hours may be extended during final weeks. After 5 p.m., students must use their proximity cards to gain access to the building.

Lost and Found Trinity Lutheran College holds lost items for 30 days. Lost and found is located on the first floor at the Information Desk and can be accessed through Information Desk staff or the Director of Community Life.

Evening Walking Escort If a student does not feel safe traveling between the Trinity Apartments and the Campus Center they are able to call the RA on duty between the hours of 5 p.m. and 12 a.m.

Solicitation & Sales Policy Student hosted solicitation or sales are not allowed on Trinity Lutheran College property. They only way solicitation or sales are allowed are if it for a reason cleared through Student Services and the Development office.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES There are many opportunities to be involved in student leadership positions. This particular section outlines roles and opportunities within the Associated Student Body (ASB). This group is responsible for the majority of student activities, as well as funding all clubs.

ASB Positions President: The President oversees council, serves as support for commissioners and executive council. The President attends College Board meetings and Executive Council when appropriate. He or she also meets with President of college once a month to serve as the voice of the students. Vice President: The Vice-President runs council meetings for the President if he or she isunable to make the meeting. He or she will assume the role of President if the President is unable to fulfill their duties or resigns. He or she is the keeper of the ASB Constitution and is in charge of elections.

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Treasurer: The Treasurer is keeper of the finances. He or she is responsible for creating forms and policies to regulate commission budgetary needs and requests. Secretary: Records the minutes of the meetings and posts those for the student body to see. He or she will bring copies to the each meeting for approval of the Council. Spiritual Life Coordinator: This person works with the Campus Pastor and Faculty advisor to plan chapel services for the community. Chapel is encompassing of the entire Trinity community, thus a variety of worship is desired to relate to all that participate. This person will also plan worship services that are held once a week (at their discretion), in the evening for students. These evening services are geared toward students and encourage non-traditional forms of worship.

Elections To stand for election for any ASB position, students must submit a platform (a written document outlining why they are running and what goals they have for the upcoming year) to the Vice President. Platforms are posted for review by the entire community via e-mail one week before elections. Elections occur for two consecutive days. All enrolled students who have paid ASB fees are eligible to vote. 26

Elections for Student Council are held in the spring for the following academic year. Vacant positions will be filled by elections in the fall. If a student runs unopposed they need to receive 51% of the votes to be installed. In positions where they are running opposed the majority of the votes wins.

Clubs Involvement is the name of the game at Trinity Lutheran College. Do you have a hobby or a passion you’d like to share with others? Is there an activity you’d like to participate in that nobody is organizing? Why not form a club? Talk to the Student Activities Commissioner on the Student Council or the Director of Community Life for information about clubs that already are meeting or for help with starting your own club. And to top it all off, ASB provides some funds for the start-up and execution of club activities.

Athletics Trinity sponsors both men’s and women’s teams in three intercollegiate sports: cross country, golf, and soccer. Our teams compete as members of the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), Division I, and occasionally play against other programs in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and Division III. Our athletics program emphasizes a combination of athletic competition, leadership, and community service. Athletes are regularly involved in local service projects, such as youth clinics, food drives, and team construction projects. Our emphasis on servant leadership allows students to become respected leaders – both on and off the field. Athletes should see the Athletic Handbook for details on policies and requirements.

Student Employment There are a limited number of jobs around campus, both work-study and non-work-study. Positions are available in the Student Store, kitchen, Admissions Office, Information Desk, and Library. If you are interested, talk to the Director of Financial Aid to get started.


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RESIDENCE LIFE


All students are welcome and encouraged to live in campus housing. Students new to Trinity who are not transfer students or a commuter are required to live in housing their first year. The information that follows is listed to assist students in finding answers to questions they may have about housing. However, if a student has a question not listed, please contact the Director of Residence Life.

Moving In Deposits The following deposits must be paid in full to Student Accounts before a student is allowed to sign a Trinity sub-lease: • $100 Security Deposit will be used to secure room assignments, and will go toward fall semester’s payment of Resident Housing costs. • $300 Damage Deposit will be held for the extent of a signed sub-lease.

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Trinity Apartments have studio, one bedroom, and two bedroom units. Units are unique and offer different layouts. Housing assignments are based on a first come first served basis. Returning upper class students have first choice of roommates and units. All returning students have the opportunity in the spring to fill out a Housing Application for the fall. Housing requests are based on the completion of the Housing Application and housing deposits paid in full. In the event of a student not having a roommate (or a roommate decides not to come to Trinity, moves to a different room, or leaves school at the semester), room rates will change to adjust according to the number of occupancy in the unit. Upon request, the Student Services Office will help to find the student a new roommate, however it is not guaranteed. The college reserves the right to revise the rent and/or terms and conditions for any portion of the term remaining, subject to 60-day written notice to the leaseholder.

Sub-Lease Every student living in the Trinity Resident Housing will be required to sign a sub-lease in order to move into their unit. The sub-lease is a legally-binding contract that must be signed by both student and Director of Residence Life in order to be valid. Please be sure to keep a copy as a reference.

Resident Apartment Keys Each student living in resident housing will be given a unit key and mailbox key. These keys work for individual apartments, the front door, and the bungalow. Keys are assigned at orientation. If a key is lost, report it to the Director of Residence Life immediately. If a key is not found within 72 hours, locks will be changed at the cost to the student within 48 hours. If a student is locked out of their unit they need to call the RA on duty to be let in. The privilege of having an additional key for children is extended to leaseholder’s immediate family members who are over the age of 12. The leaseholder will responsible for replacing lost or stolen keys provided to their family members. College keys may not be duplicated.


Furnishings Each unit is furnished with a bed-frame, mattress, dresser, table, and chairs. If a student would like to have any of these items removed from their unit they should contact their RA. Window screens are not to be removed for any reason and students who remove them may be subject to a fine.

Personalizing Your Room Each apartment is unique and it is up to you and your roommates to make it your own. Telephone and cable services are available for students at their own cost through Verizon and Comcast. Each apartment comes with: Bathroom in unit Bed frame and mattress (twin) Table/chairs

Full kitchen Dresser Wireless internet connection

Items that are recommended: Bedding/pillow Clothes hangers Stereo/alarm clock Laundry supplies Kitchen supplies Book shelves Surge protected Power strips

Towels/wash clothes Waste basket/garbage bags Computer/printer Decorations Blue painters tape Study space items Screws – for hanging items

Items that are prohibited: Pets (other than fish)

Candles, incense or other open flame

Toiletries Cleaning supplies TV/DVD player Photos from home Desk/Chair Microwave (optional) Foam mattress pad

Mail Service Trinity Apartment mailboxes are located outside, in front of both buildings. Keys to mailboxes will be distributed by the Director of Residence Life. However, students will need to contact the local Everett Post Office, 3102 Hoyt Ave. or call 1.800.275.8777 to set up their mail service.

Packages Students living in the Trinity Apartments will be allowed to have packages shipped to the main campus at 2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201. Students will be notified by e-mail when packages have arrived. All delivered items will be stored in a locked area and can be claimed through the Information Desk worker from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or after hours from the Director of Residence Life. Please make sure the first and last name of the student receiving the package are labeled on the arriving package.

Roommates All roommates are required to create Roommate Covenant. The covenant will be a document roommates will write and agree to together. It is designed to articulate the behaviors that all occupants agree to abide by and as such will cover topics that will help to create a welcoming and peaceful living arrangement. This covenant will be a posted in each unit and will help roommates to create a living environment that is respectful and safe for its residents. If a resident would like to change units during the academic year they will need to discuss changes to living arrangements with the Director of Residence Life.

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Unit Expectations Maintenance All unit maintenance needs must to be submitted to the Director of Residence Life by e-mail. If a student notices any damages or maintenance needs to the apartment buildings or Bungalow, please contact an RA. Residents should only use these two methods to notify college staff concerning maintenance needs.

Opening Locked Units RAs are available to open a residence unit if a resident has locked themselves out between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 a.m. An RA will unlock the residences door twice for no charge. Each additional time will cost the resident $20 and will be charged to their student account.

Cleaning Residents are required to keep their unit clean. Garbage and recycling are located behind each apartment building. Keys for the dumpsters are hanging by the back door of each building. Each unit will have scheduled mold checks throughout the academic year. 30

Kitchen When cooking or baking please do not leave stove, oven, or heating utensils unattended. Only liquids should go down any drain, with the exception of grease or oil. Grease must be poured into a disposable container and disposed of in the garbage. In case of a grease fire DO NOT use water, instead smother the fire with baking soda or access a fire extinguisher that is designated for grease fires, located in each hallway.

Fire Safety Do not tamper with, remove, or remove the batteries from any smoke detector in the Trinity Apartments. Fire safety is everyone’s responsibility. In the event of the fire alarm sounding, everyone must evacuate the building and follow the posted evacuation routes. Treat every alarm as if it is a real fire. More fire safety will be covered in hall/floor meetings.

Child Care in the Trinity Apartments The college does not take any responsibility for the safety or care of a child within the care of a Trinity student while in the campus center or in the Trinity Apartments. If residents are providing child care on Trinity Lutheran College property they must have signed parent permission as well as emergency information for the child(ren) within their care. If a parent has invited a non member of the Trinity community to watch their child in the Trinity apartments, they are not to give out their exterior or unit keys to anyone. The ultimate responsibility for the safety, care, and behavior of dependent children remains with the parent or caregiver, whether or not they are present to personally supervise them.

Breaks Resident housing will close over Christmas Break, Spring Break, and college-hosted retreats. A student is able to remain in housing over breaks at the cost of $25 per day with a minimum charge of $100, and must be arranged through the Director of Residence Life.

Checking Out with RA Each individual resident will need to check out with their RA before leaving for a break, completing


their housing closing checklist, making sure all electrical appliances are unplugged, heat is turned off, and that unit is clean. If a resident does not check out with their RA a minimum charge of $100 will be posted with their student account. RA’s will conduct safety checks of all apartments during breaks.

Moving Out Checking Out with RA Each individual resident MUST sign up for a check out time with their Resident Assistant within 24 hours prior to departure; otherwise their check out time will be at the convenience of the RA. Check out with RA will include, but is not limited to, turning in all keys and doing a final walk through of apartment unit to assess damages. If a resident does not check out with their RA when moving out they will not be eligible for a refund of their damage deposit.

Closing Procedures Submit a completed maintenance form for all unit needs by the Friday before Finals Week to the Director of Residence Life. Otherwise, any maintenance needs will be deducted from damage deposit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Check out with RA Close and secure all windows in your unit and close shades with a six inch gap at the bottom. Turn heat off. Unplug all electrical devices in your unit, except refrigerator and stove Turn off all lights. ALL personal items must be removed Return in all keys including the exterior door, unit, and mail box You must strictly adhere to the departure and return times as set by the Director of Residence Life. Please make all travel plans accordingly since late departures/early arrivals will not be allowed under any circumstances.

Abandoned Items

Any furniture found in residence apartment that is not property of Trinity Lutheran College after posted closing dates will be considered abandoned. Each individual piece of furniture will be charged $100 for disposal. The charges will be deducted from the resident’s damage deposit after the RA and Director of Residence Life have assessed the unit.

Charges for Damages The cost for damages, beyond the normal ‘wear and tear,’ will be deducted from student’s damage deposit. If a student’s damages exceed the $300 deposit, the difference will be charged to their student account. The college reserves the right to withhold up to the entire damage deposit for damage, repair, and/or cleaning.

Refund of Deposit The damage deposit is refundable only if damages to the unit (assessed by the Director of Residence Life after move out) do not exceed $300. Unit must be cleared of all resident belongings and thoroughly cleaned. A refund of student damage deposit must be requested in writing to the Student Accounts Office. A student who is returning to resident housing the following academic year has the option to rollover an existing balance.

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Community Living Smoking Smoking is not permitted inside any of the Trinity Apartment rooms or common spaces, and in compliance with Washington State law, smoking is not permitted within 25 feet of the buildings.

Quiet Hours We ask residents to restrict noise between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. Noise amplifies in the apartments and between buildings, so please monitor talking, playing of music, TV and video games, and jangling of keys. Additionally, the Trinity Apartments community observes 24-hour courtesy hours where residents may request another resident to reduce noise at any time. If a non-guest, non-resident is causing the disturbance, please call the Everett Police to report.

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Guests and visitors are welcome at residence apartments and campus center, however they must be escorted by their host at all times. The times when guests and visitors are allowed at resident housing will be determined by individual units through their roommate covenant. If a student has a guest who will be spending the night, a Guest Emergency Form must be filled out 24 hours prior to the guests stay and given to the Director of Residence Life. No person under the age of 16 is allowed to be spending the night at the Trinity Apartments without a signed college consent form from their guardian as well as an emergency contact form.

Shared Spaces As a community, there are some areas that are open to and the responsibility of all residents of the Trinity Apartments. It is the responsibility of the members of the housing community to make sure these places remain clean, safe, and welcoming to all people. Cleaning rotations will be announced at the beginning of the academic year.

Laundry rooms Bungalow – will be open to commuter students Garbage/recycling Courtyard – will be open to commuter students All of Main Campus

General expectations for community areas are as follows. 1. No one under the age of 16 is allowed without being accompanied by an adult at all times, or without a parent consent form. 2. All personal items MUST be removed when the owner of them leaves area. 3. Any laundry left in the apartment laundry room will be removed when the RA on duty is on rounds. 4. General horseplay/disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. 5. If areas are not kept clean by all students, locations may be closed for used. 6. Any damages to areas will be charged to the community.

Pets To ensure the comfort of all residents, no pets will be allowed in the Trinity Apartments with the exception of fish that can live in a 5-gallon tank or smaller.


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Adapted from Washington University, St Louis, and Seattle University

Contact Info The following people are able to answer safety questions and provide appropriate assistance in emergency situations. However, if there is an immediate emergency call 911. Director of Residence Life................................................................................. 425.249.4790 office .........................................................................................................................425.320.7736 cell Resident Assistant ....................................................................................... On-call 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. .........................................................................................................................425.320.7281 cell Dean of Students ............................................................................................... 425.249.4723 office

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Resident Assistants (RA) are located on each floor with the main focus of safety. RAs are college employees who are trained in First Aid and CPR. There is an RA on call from 5 p.m. to 8 a.m. all days that housing is open. RAs will also assist in building community within the Trinity Apartments and community members.

Emergencies In the case of emergencies please review the following information to assure safety of self and others. Proximity cards and identification cards must be carried at ALL TIMES.

Calling 911 When calling 911 be ready to provide the dispatcher with the following information 1. 2. 3. 4.

Say: “This is an emergency” and be prepared to give the following information: a. Your location b. The nature of the emergency c. Your name d. Phone number from which you are calling Stay on the line until you are sure no further information is needed. After notifying emergency personnel, notify one person listed under “Contact Info” Watch for the arrival of the emergency personnel and direct them to the appropriate location.

Emergency Notification

In the case of emergency members of the Trinity community will be notified by several forms of communication. It is vital members of the community are able to access at least one avenue of communication to keep themselves and others safe. Emergency information will be sent if there is a college closure, natural disaster, fire, lock-down at the Campus Center or apartments, and other emergencies as they may occur. Texting: To receive this emergency alert you MUST enroll! E-mail: E-mails may be sent to Trinity student e-mail accounts. Webpage: Emergencies and school closures may be posted on the college’s website.


Emergency Procedure It is vital for the safety of self and others that the following information has been reviewed by all members of the Trinity community and that questions have been clarified. Fire, earthquake, and lock-down drills will be run once in the fall and once in the spring. Drills will be scheduled so all community members are aware of their happenings.

Evacuation Assembly Point A building evacuation is mandatory whenever a fire alarm sounds or the community is told to do so by emergency personnel. All building occupants must exit immediately. Once at the Evacuation Assembly Point, check-in with a staff member to make sure you are accounted for. Inform staff of any missing or unaccounted for student, faculty, or staff. After a building evacuation, no one is allowed back in the building until given permission from emergency personnel. The following information will also apply to the Trinity Apartments.

Fire Before • Be aware of where fire extinguishers are located on each floor. • Familiarize yourself with the quickest evacuation routes from areas you frequent. Make sure you know several. • Be aware of the Evacuation Assembly Point. During • • • • •

Call 911 and remain calm Activate the nearest alarm Exit the building – leave your belongings DO NOT use elevators – evacuate using STAIRS ONLY Check door handles to see if they are hot - If the handle is not hot or no fire can be seen or smelled proceed with caution - If trapped by fire, close all doors and windows. Place wet towel at the base of the door to prevent smoke from entering and remain calm - If caught in heavy smoke drop to your hands and knees and crawl, hold your breath as much as possible. • If you see fire, confine it by closing doors and windows • Use extinguishers on small fires only if safe to do so • Gather at the Emergency Assembly Point and tell a staff member or emergency personnel if you notice anyone is missing or may still be in the building. After • Check to see if you have sustained an injury. If you are injured tell a staff member or emergency personnel right away. • Do not re-enter the building until given the “all-clear” by a staff or emergency personnel. • Make documentation of damages to your belongings and report losses to a staff member.

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Earthquake Before • Be aware of an area where you will be able to find sturdy shelter • Know there will be aftershocks and wait until notified that it is safe • Be aware of Evacuation Assembly Points During • • • • • •

Remain Calm Take cover under a firm piece of furniture, one that is not attached to a wall Duck and cover - crouch and cover your neck and head with hands and arms If outside find an open area away from buildings and glass Be alert for aftershocks, avoid potential falling hazards Evacuate the building once instructed by emergency personnel, gathering at Emergency Assembly Point • Do NOT use ELEVATORS – STAIRS ONLY 36

After • Check to see if you have sustained an injury. If you are injured, tell a staff member or emergency personnel right away. • Do not re-enter the building until given the “all-clear” by a staff or emergency personnel. • Make documentation of damages to your belongings and report losses to a staff member.

Chemical Before • Be aware of where clean running water is located • Be aware of Evacuation Assembly Points During • Call 911 and remain calm • Evacuate the building or area of the spill. While in the area of the spill, breathe through a cloth or a towel. • If a person has been exposed to a chemical, rinse exposed area for 15-20 minutes with clean running water. • Once evacuated make sure to stand uphill and upwind of gas or vapors After • Check to see if you have sustained an injury. If you are injured tell a staff member or emergency personnel right away. • Do not re-enter the building until given the “all-clear” by a staff or emergency personnel. • Make documentation of damages to your belongings and report losses to a staff member.


Lock-down Before • Carry keys, ID and swipe card with you at all times. • Know how to lock doors • Know the procedure, remain calm, think clearly, and follow instruction. During • Call 911 and remain calm a. Remain in room or office, behind a locked door. If in a hallway find the nearest room or office. i. If door does not lock, pile large pieces of furniture in front of the door b. Silence ALL cell phones and do not make noise c. Stay low to the ground, sit on the floor d. Wait for police to arrive and give the all clear to exit room After • Check to see if you have sustained an injury. If you are injured tell a staff member or emergency personnel right away. • Do not re-enter the building until given the “all-clear” by a staff or emergency personnel. • Make documentation of damages to your belongings and report losses to a staff member.

Safety Tips Parking Lot and Car Safety Trinity offers students parking spots in garages at the Campus Center and Trinity Apartments. Use these tips when parking in a parking garage, on the street or off campus: • If you know that you will be returning to your car in the dark, choose a well-lit parking spot. Try and park under or near a street light. This improves visibility of your car and deters criminals because they can be seen. • Lock your vehicle. Close your windows. People commit more crimes when it is easy! • Do not leave important documents in your car, such as bank statements, pre-approved credit cards, social security card, etc. • Do not leave valuables in plain sight. Hide things such as GPS systems, iPods, and computers under your seat or in your glove compartment. Anything you really care about should be taken with you when you leave your car. • Find your keys before leaving to walk to your car. That way, you do not have to stand at your car and search for them. • Walk to your vehicle in a pair or a group. Remember, safety in numbers. • Look around and under your car before you approach. Know your surroundings. • Look at the inside of your car to make sure no one has entered it. • When entering your car, immediately turn on your headlights and lock the doors. This will allow you to see others around you and also deter those that are loitering that you may not have seen from entering your car. • Make sure that you have enough gas to get to your destination and back again. Don’t get stranded. • Do not put your address or name on your keys. If lost or given to a mechanic while your car is being serviced, your keys can be traced and used to enter your residence.

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Safety at the Apartments Entry to the Trinity Apartments is strictly limited to student residents and their guests. Do not allow strangers to enter. This includes, but is not limited to, delivery persons (FedEx, pizza, etc.), guests who are not visiting you specifically, and even commuter students without a host. If you see a guest outside waiting for someone, offer to go to the student’s apartment and bring them to the front entrance. Always lock your door when leaving your apartment, even if you are still going to be in the building. Even when visiting a neighbor, lock your door! This is the easiest way to prevent theft (and pranks). Lock your door while inside your apartment, especially if everybody in your apartment will be asleep. Never leave the outside entrances to the apartments propped open. Keep your windows locked when they are not open, especially on the ground floor. Keeps blinds closed if it is not necessary that they be open. Report lost keys as soon as they are missing. Do not loan out your keys.

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Trespassing is the unlawful entry of a facility that interferes with one’s person or property. This includes persons who are not students or visitors of the college or building tenants. This also includes students who are in the building after hours. If You Suspect a Trespasser • If you suspect a trespasser around the apartments, approach them with caution. • Warn the person that (s)he is on private property and politely ask them to leave. • If they refuse to leave warn them that they are trespassing and that you will call the Police if he or she does not leave. Immediately call the on-duty RA. • Make sure the trespasser evacuates the property immediately and does not linger. Tips in Dealing with Trespassers • • • • • • • • • •

Ask the trespasser if you can help them with anything and question what they might be doing. If they have any questions try to answer them politely. Do not yell or use obscene language with the trespasser. If you feel threatened at any time call someone for help (first try the on-duty RA) Keep at a safe distance while speaking with the trespasser. Do not turn your back to the trespasser at anytime. Avoid invading their personal space. Try to take another person with you to approach the individual. Stay calm. If the police are called, stay to give them your statement of the event. If the person has been violent, threatening or has caused prior disturbances, the police should know this.

Living in an Urban Environment Trinity’s Campus Center and student apartments are located in an urban center. As with any community and any living situation, residents should take adequate precautions to ensure their safety. 1. Never walk alone. If possible, walk with a friend. If you can’t find a friend, call the RA cell phone, as it is part of their job to walk people between the campus center and the apartments. If you must walk somewhere alone, always tell someone which route you will be walking and what time you expect to return.


2. Avoid dark, vacant or deserted areas. If you feel you are being followed or see suspicious activity, get to a well-lit area and call for help. 3. Constantly be looking around and aware of who and what are around you. You cannot be prepared if you are not aware of what is going on around you. 4. Obey all traffic lights/signs. Don’t rely on the drivers to obey traffic rules. 5. Carry a noise-making device. 6. Know your route! a. Familiarize yourself with the area during day light. This will help you have a better understanding of where you’re going when it’s dark outside. b. Change it up: Vary your routes. Sticking to the same route creates a predictable pattern. Instead of walking the same way every day, randomly rotate between a few different paths. This creates a safer walk while keeping you more attentive. c. Stick to well lit pathways d. Beware of bushes and other objects attackers could be hiding behind such as bushes, buildings, parked cars, and other vision blocking items. e. Try to walk in the center of the sidewalk, away from big objects which block your view of the surrounding area. f. It is also a good idea to walk on the side of the street opposite traffic direction. If a car slows down near you or comes to a stop and you feel in danger, change directions. g. Walk briskly, no need to endanger yourself by prolonging your walk. 7. Be Aware a. Be aware of your surroundings! b. Be aware of the traffic. c. Watch out for traffic while crossing the streets, even at crosswalks. d. Anticipate potentially dangerous situations. e. If a stranger tries talking to you, use caution. If needed, make up an excuse to hurry away from the situation. f. Don’t be distracted by head phones. Without them, you will be alert to any potential dangers. If you do wear them, keep the volume low enough to hear people approaching. 8. Present an Image a. Project an assertive or business-like image. b. Avoid wearing dark colored clothes at night, you don’t want to blend in with your surroundings. c. Dress in clothes and shoes that will allow for quick movement. d. Try not to wear big jewelry and expensive looking items which will catch attention. Leave the valuables at home. If you must have them, keep them in your bag or out of sight. e. Purses can attract unwanted attention, if it’s not needed, don’t carry one. f. If you do decide to carry a purse or briefcase, try not to keep expensive items or items of high personal value in it. g. Don’t carry numerous credit cards or large sums of money. 9. Be Ready! a. If you have a cell phone, have it out and ready to call someone if help is needed. b. Keep your keys in hand when walking. c. Have your car or building key ready before getting to the door so that you are not distracted by trying to find your keys. d. Carry identification on you at all times. This will be useful in case of emergency or accident.

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10. Protect Yourself a. Learn self-defense. A six-week self defense course will be available in the fall b. If self-defense items such as pepper spray make you feel safe, learn more about the object and prepare yourself properly. However, these items can be used against you in certain situations. Use only when necessary. c. Get a loud, high quality personal whistle in case of emergencies. Whistles can be used to stop an immediate threat or crime in progress, call for help, and are a safe item which cannot be used as a weapon against you. d. Do not risk injury if someone attempts to forcibly take your wallet, purse, or personal belongings. e. Don’t be afraid to report criminal activity! This will help prevent further crime and create a safer environment for all.

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Assess the situation before taking action. Move out of danger. Then decide how immediate the threat is and the level of action necessary. Join any group of people nearby. Cross the street and increase your pace. Go to a well-lighted public place and if a serious threat, call the police. Call your RA and alert them of the situation. If you feel like you are in serious danger, try to get the attention of anyone who might be around. This may take screaming, yelling or any other way possible. • If you see someone else in trouble, call the police immediately. • After you have avoided the situation and feel the authorities should be notified, call the police and report the incident. • Supply them with details such as: • Suspect description • Location of the incident • Vehicle used (if any) • Last known direction of suspect

Put an Emergency Number in Your Phone In case of an emergency that leaves you unable to communicate, emergency workers may look through your cell phone contacts for someone to notify. By putting the acronym ICE (In Case of Emergency) in front of the person you would like to be notified, you are letting emergency personal who to contact in an emergency situation. Some newer phones even have a special place to put information about yourself, such as name, address, and any allergies you may have. Use these features!

Staying Safe on Public Transportation • Wait in the open. Make sure cars can see you. • Have your money ready before you get on the bus. Everett Transit costs 50 cents. The driver will not make change. • Plan your trip beforehand. You can get step-by-step directions to your destination at www.everetttransit.org. • Keep your belongings in your lap, and not the seat next to you. This makes theft harder. • Sit near the driver, in order to deter something suspicious from happening. • Stay awake. This will prevent you from missing your stop and help you stay aware of what is happening around you. • If you suspect someone of following you off the bus, get into a public space, such as a store, and ask for help. • Take an aisle seat, if possible, so you are not boxed in and can move if you get uncomfortable.


Phone Numbers RA cell phone number..............................................................................................................425.320.7281 Director of Residence Life cell number....................................................................................425.320.7736 Campus Pastor cell number......................................................................................................510.759.1146 Trinity Information Desk phone number..................................................................................425.249.4800 Everett Police Station................................................................................................................425.257.8100 Everett Customer Service Police Line (non-emergency calls only).........................................425.257.7490 Everett Fire Department............................................................................................................425.257.8100 Alcohol & Drug 24-Hour Help Line............................................................. 800.562.1240 or 206.722.4222 Drug Overdose, WA Poison Center..................................................... 800.222.1222 or TDD 800.572.0638 Catholic Community Services..................................................................................................425.257.2111 Al-Anon National hotline and referrals........................................................ 800.356.9996 or 888.425.2666 Lutheran Counseling Services at Central Lutheran Church.....................................................425.258.2955 Sexual assault and traumatic stress center:...............................................................................206.521.1800 Suicide Hotline..........................................................................................................................800.448.1833 CARE Crisis Line (24 hours)....................................................................................................425.258.4357 Providence Sexual Assault Center............................................................................................425.252.4800 Poison Control..........................................................................................................................800.222.1222

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STUDENT SERVICES STAFF DIRECTORY


Andrea Ide Dean of Students andrea.ide@tlc.edu 425.249.4723

Michael Ames Director of Residential Life michael.ames@tlc.edu 425.249.4790 425.320.7736 cell 44

Erik Samuelson Campus Pastor and Director of Community Life erik.samuelson@tlc.edu 425.249.4759 510.759.1146 cell

Johnny Cerna Director of Intramurals johnny.cerna@mail.tlc.edu


Annemarie Russell Director of Writing Center and Student Advising annemarie.russell@tlc.edu 425.249.4724

Seong Heon Lee Director of Educational Technology and Librarian songheon.lee@tlc.edu 425.249.4715

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Jeff Mallinson Academic Dean jeff.mallinson@tlc.edu 425.249.4766

Shanna Pyzer Director of Financial Aid shnna.pyzer@tlc.edu 425.249.4777


Colette Jackson Student Account Assistant colette.jackson@tlc.edu 425.249.4776

Chuck Nelson Registrar registrar@tlc.edu 425.249.4775

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Tracy Weber Assistant to the Deans and Library Research Assistant 425.249.4765 tracy.weber@tlc.edu


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2802 Wetmore Ave., Everett, WA 98201 425.249.4800 • www.tlc.edu

Trinity Student Handbook 2011-2012  

Trinity Lutheran College Student Handbook for 2011-2012