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student handbook 2009-2010

A guide to services, resources, and policies www.wartburg.edu/handbook www.wartburg.edu/ handbook


Wartburg College Mission Statement Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning.

Student Life Mission Statement In support of the college’s mission and in collaboration with others, the Student Life staff is committed to promoting learning-oriented environments and opportunities that:

• Encourage student involvement, leadership and service

• Help students in exploring and understanding choices

• Foster personal responsibility for behavior and decisions The Student Life staff offers a variety of services and programs in support of this mission.

Diversity Mission Statement The Wartburg Community is committed to creating and maintaining a mutually respectful environment which recognizes and values diversity among all students, faculty, and staff. Wartburg values human differences as an asset, sustains a culture that reflects the interests, contributions, and values of members of diverse groups; and delivers educational programming to meet the needs of diverse audiences. We also seek to instill those values, understandings, and skills to encourage leadership and service in a global and multicultural society.


Table of Contents People You Should Know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Places, Times, People .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Academics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Student Activities, Organizations .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Services and Resources .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Residence Halls .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Student Conduct System .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Aids, HIV-Positive Policy .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Alcohol Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Cancellation Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Computing Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Illegal Drugs .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Sexual Harassment Policy .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Sexual Misconduct Policy .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Hazing Policy .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Nondiscrimination .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Facilities Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Learning Disabilities .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Students with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Student Grievance System .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Vehicle, Parking Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Index .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 Campus Map .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

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People You Should Know

Dr. Darrel D. Colson John Myers Dr. Vicki Edelnant Sheree Covert President Director of Campus Security Director of the Pathways Center Registrar Coordinator of First-Year Experience

Dr. Ferol Menzel Dr. Deborah Loers Wesley Brooks Allion Juhl Vice President for Academic Affairs Vice President for Student Life Assisstant Dean of Students and Interim Assistant Director and Dean of the Faculty and Dean of Students Director of Residential Life of Residential Life

Dr. Edith Waldstein Vice President for Enrollment Management

Gary Grace Sarah Glascock Krystal Madlock Vice President for Director of Campus Director of Student Administration Programming Diversity Programs

Rich Seggerman Arlene Schwarzenbach Stephanie Newsom Kevin Roiseland Chief Business Officer Bookstore Manager Director of Counseling Director of International and Treasurer Services Programs

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Gary Wipperman Jennifer Sassman Director of Information Director of Financial Aid Technology Services

Karen Snyder Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Michael Gleason Pathways Associate for Vocation and Mentoring

Margaret Empie Kristen Briner Director of Dining Services Director of Conferences, Event Planning, and Saemann Student Center

Megan McMillin, PA-C Physician’s Assistant Noah Campus Health Clinic

Jette Irgens Dan Kittle Pathways Associate Director of the Center for Writing, Reading, Community Engagement Speaking Lab

The Rev. Ramona Bouzard The Rev. Brian Beckstrom Jo Dorrance Dean of the Chapel Campus Pastor Internships Coordinator

Bill Soesbe School Partnerships Coordinator

Elizabeth Goskesen Residence Hall Director Clinton Hall

Derek Solheim Pathways Center Associate Director for Career Services

Alek Wipperman Residence Hall Director: Centennial Complex

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Renee Sedlacek Service-Learning Coordinator

Carla Coates Pathways Associate fo Testing and Disability Services

Jeremy Pietkauskis Residence Hall Director: Grossmann and LĂśhe Halls


Places, Times, People Places Athletic Office—Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center Admissions—Upper Level, Whitehouse Business Center Campus Programming—Saemann Student Center Center for Community Engagement—Vogel Library 204 Chapel Commons—Lower Level, Wartburg Chapel Counseling Center—Top Floor, Vogel Library Diers House—703 Second Ave. N.W. (east of Neumann Auditorium) Entertainment ToKnight—Saemann Student Center Financial Aid—Luther Hall 217 Hertel Field (baseball)—Northwest corner of campus near parking lots Information Technology Services—Lower Level, Classroom Technology Center Konditorei—Vogel Library Lynes Field (softball)—Behind DiGiovanni Maintenance Building on west edge of campus Mannie Holmes Cultural Diversity Center—711 Fourth Ave. N.W. Neumann Auditorium—East end of Luther Hall Noah Campus Health Clinic—Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center Pathways Center—Top Floor, Vogel Library Registrar—Luther Hall, Main Floor Residential Life—Saemann Student Center Security Office—Saemann Student Center Soccer Fields—Northwest corner of campus near Hertel Field Student Senate Office—Saemann Student Center Tennis Courts—Northwest of Waverly Manor Track and Field Throwing Venue—Northwest corner of campus near parking lots

Closing Times Bachman Fine Arts Center—Daily 12:30 a.m. Luther Hall—Daily at midnight Mannie Holmes Cultural Diversity Center—by appointment McElroy Communication Arts Center—Sunday-Saturday (south wing) 1:30 a.m. Neumann Auditorium—according to need Old Main—Sunday through Friday 10 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m. Saemann Student Center—Daily at midnight/hours may vary Science Center—Weekdays 11 p.m., Friday 11 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m., Sunday 11 p.m. Vogel Library—Sunday through Thursday midnight, Friday and Saturday 5 p.m. Whitehouse Business Center—Daily at midnight (computer lab open till 2 a.m. daily) 4


Personnel and Location Global and Multicultural Studies Dr. Joyce Boss, Dr. Fred Strickert, Whitehouse Business Center 118

Admissions Office Todd Coleman, Whitehouse Business Center 201 Affirmative Action/Human Resources Office Jane Juchems, Luther Hall 203

Information Technology Services Gary Wipperman, Luther Hall 114 (enter through Classroom Technology Center)

Alumni/Parent Programs Office Jeff Beck, Luther Hall 136

International Programs Kevin Roiseland, Saemann Student Center 185

Athletic Office Rick Willis, Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center

Library Christine Schafer, Vogel Library

Bookstore Arlene Schwarzenbach, Saemann Student Center

Mail Center Darla Hamann, Saemann Student Center

Campus Pastor Pastor Brian Beckstrom, Wartburg Chapel

Noah Campus Health Clinic Megan McMillin, Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center

Campus Programming Sarah Glascock, Saemann Student Center 181

Pathways Center Dr. Vicki Edelnant, Vogel Library 316

Career Services Derek Solheim, Pathways Center, Vogel Library 315

Physical Plant John Wuertz, DiGiovanni Maintenance Building

Center for Community Engagement Dr. Dan Kittle, Vogel Library 204

President Dr. Darrel D. Colson, Luther Hall 207

Church Relations Office Wartburg Chapel

Registrar’s Office Sheree Covert, Luther Hall 215

Communication and Marketing Office Saul Shapiro, Luther Hall 106

Residential Life Wes Brooks, Saemann Student Center 192

Copy Center Rich Betts, Saemann Student Center

Security Office John Myers, Saemann Student Center 156

Controller’s Office Rich Seggerman, Luther Hall 212

Sports Information Mark Adkins, The W 2808

Counseling Center Stephanie Newsom, Vogel Library 321

Student Employment Office Shelley Hulsing, Luther Hall 212

Dean of the Chapel Pastor Ramona Bouzard, Wartburg Chapel

Saemann Student Center Director Kristen Briner, Saemann Student Center

Development Office Don Meyer, Luther Hall 123

Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Ferol Menzel, Luther Hall 202

Dining Services Margaret Empie, Saemann Student Center

Vice President for Administration Gary Grace, Luther Hall 206

Disability Services Carla Coates, Vogel Library 3

Vice President for Enrollment Management Dr. Edith Waldstein, Luther Hall 206

Diversity Programs Krystal Madlock, Saemann Student Center 182

Vice President for Institutional Advancement Scott Leisinger, Luther Hall 123

Financial Aid Office Jen Sassman, Luther Hall 217

Vice President for Student Life Dr. Deborah Loers, Saemann Student Center 195 5


Academics Leave of Absence (page 53 Academic Catalog)

The Wartburg College Academic Catalog is available to all students through the Admissions Office and contains all academic policies including: • course descriptions • classification • graduation requirements • academic majors • academic minors • registration • withdrawal • credit by examination and experiential credit • grading • academic standing and satisfactory academic progress • petition for variances from college policy • academic recognition Students are encouraged to read the academic catalog carefully and consult with their academic adviser for clarification of academic policies.

A leave of absence is available to students who must withdraw from Wartburg College for health or personal reasons. To qualify, a student must have completed more than 60 percent of the term and plan to return to Wartburg at a later date. Students considering a leave should discuss their circumstances with the Vice President for Enrollment Management. Authorizations for a leave of absence must be granted through the Enrollment Management Office, and students requesting a leave must complete a form available in that office. A re-enrollment following a leave of absence requires approval through the Enrollment Management Office. At that time, the student will be expected to present satisfactory documentation that conditions leading to the leave have been resolved. Guidelines: 1. A leave of absence may be granted through the Enrollment Management Office to students with documented health, personal, or family problems that require them to leave the college temporarily. The leave of absence will be utilized in those situations when it is the student’s intent to re-enroll at the college during the following term. Leaves of absence may be extended an additional term. Normally, the total length of a leave of absence will not exceed two terms. 2. Leaves of absence may be granted to students whose academic and career goals are unfocused and who want to drop out for a term to work or to explore their options. Normally, students to whom this policy applies are not allowed to enroll as full-time students at another institution during the leave of absence. 3. Financial aid eligibility of students granted a leave of absence is protected if the student was academically eligible at the time the leave was granted and if family circumstances have not changed significantly. The student is eligible to retain a college scholarship (e.g., Regents, Presidential, and Meistersinger) upon return. The student also is eligible to sign up for housing and to register for classes during the normal sign-up time for that student’s classification, even though he or she is not a currently enrolled student.

Advisers Every student will be assigned to a faculty adviser upon entering Wartburg College. This adviser will provide assistance in academic planning, advise students regarding their performance in classes, assist students in setting academic goals, review college curriculum requirements, and engage the student in thinking about his or her future after college. Advisers are assigned at summer orientation, based on students’ academic areas of interest. Specially trained advisers work with undecided (exploring) students. If your interests change or you want a specific adviser, you can change your adviser by making this request at the Registrar’s Office or the Pathways Center.

Registration You are responsible for your registration. Course credit only can be obtained if you are properly registered for classes. Returning students register for the next academic year late in March. Registration verification for Winter/May Term occurs in November.

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4. The student will receive Ws for all courses in which he or she was still enrolled on the date the leave of absence was approved, as long as it is not past the withdrawal deadline (ninth week of Fall and Winter Terms and designated withdrawal deadline for May Term as printed in the Schedule Book). 5. Re-enrollment following a leave of absence requires approval through the Enrollment Management Office. At that time, the student is expected to present satisfactory documentation that conditions leading to the leave have been resolved. A meeting with the Vice President for Enrollment Management may be required as a condition for re-enrollment.

have not enrolled at another college or university. A student who has enrolled at another college after withdrawing from Wartburg College must go through the Admissions Office to reapply for admission.

Policy for Students Called to Active Military Duty All administrative offices and academic departments at Wartburg College will do their utmost in accommodating those students called to active military duty while enrolled in classes. Each case will be given individual attention in order to make the transition for the students as smooth as possible. After consultation with the student’s instructors, adviser, the Registrar, and the Vice President for Enrollment Management, the student may choose to withdraw from some or all of her/his classes, to seek an “I” (Incomplete), as outlined in the catalog, or a grade (with the approval of the instructor) in any class. For Incompletes, the students will discuss arrangements for completion of the course with the instructor, who in turn will inform the Registrar’s Office in writing of these arrangements. The deadline for completion of Incompletes is two calendar years after the date of return to civilian life. Students will receive a complete refund of tuition and fees if they withdraw from all classes. If a student withdraws from some, but not all, classes, tuition will be reassessed according to his/her full- or part-time status. If a student is enrolled in three or more course credits, full tuition charges will remain in effect. If a student is ultimately enrolled in fewer than three course credits, she/he will be charged as a part-time student ($860 per course credit), and any necessary refunds will be made. Room and board charges will be prorated according to the number of days the student is housed on campus. If students are called to active duty, they should bring documentation of their orders to the Enrollment Management Office and follow the instructions for withdrawal, as outlined in the college catalog. Additional accommodations will be made in the process, as outlined above and as needed on an individual basis.

Graduation Rate Graduation rate data may be obtained in the Enrollment Management Office.

E-mail E-mail is the official communication vehicle of

Wartburg College. This includes, among other things, communication regarding classes and assignments, campus employment work schedules, policy changes and procedures, and campus-wide announcements. It is your responsibility to check your Wartburg e-mail account regularly, since notification through e-mail is considered official notification.

Withdrawal Procedures www.wartburg.edu/finaid/withdrawal.html A student who plans to leave the college after the start of a new term and not return the following term must fully withdraw from the college. The withdrawal process begins in the Enrollment Management Office. This ensures correct reimbursement, proper recording of the student’s grades, clearance of encumbrances against the student’s record, and adjustments to financial aid. Withdrawing before the end of the term may impact the student’s bill and financial aid. Students who withdraw from Wartburg College and decide to return may re-enroll as a returning student by contacting the Registrar’s Office, provided that they

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Student Activities, Organizations Wartburg campus organizations extend learning from textbooks to real-life situations. By becoming involved with campus organizations, students gain skills in leadership, problem solving, goal setting, public relations, community service and creativity. Involvement in campus life gives students the opportunity to develop career skills, learn to work with others, put ideas into action, and experience personal growth. Putting your mind and hands to work in one of the 100 campus groups and organizations will benefit you not only today but also for the rest of your life. Involvement Fairs are held at the beginning of the fall and winter terms. The director of campus programming also can assist you in the search for the campus organization(s) that best fits your individual needs. Get involved today!

Wartburg Student Groups and Organizations Putting your mind and hands to work in one of

the more than 80 campus groups and organizations will benefit you not only today but for the rest of your life. Visit www.wartburg.edu/orgs/ to view a complete list of student organizations, advisers, and contact information. Organizations are organized into academic, broadcasting and publications, campus ministry, honor societies, performing arts, service and interest, and athletics and recreation.

Recognition and Registration of Student Organizations All organizations functioning at Wartburg College must be officially recognized and register annually with the Campus Programming Office. Recognition provides official identification as an affiliated organization, use of college facilities, opportunities for leadership training, possible funding for organization projects and events, and access to communication between campus administration and other organizations. Organizations must be established for purposes that are legal, consistent with the educational aims and the mission of the college, and in accordance with the regulations, guidelines, and policies of Wartburg College, the City of Waverly, and the State of Iowa. However, recognition does not imply college endorsement of the organization’s purpose, nor does the college assume sponsorship of any of the group’s activities on or off college property. To become a recognized student organization at Wartburg College, a group must:

Entertainment ToKnight Entertainment ToKnight (ETK) plans, promotes, and executes social, cultural, and educational programs through the utilization of student fees. Members gain valuable leadership and skills through work and contact negotiation with agents and artists, promotion and hospitality experiences, technical work, and opportunities to attend regional and nation conferences. ETK holds two types of events: Small Events: These events are spread throughout the academic year. The events may include but are not limited to: Movie Knight, Outfly, coffeehouse performances, dances, various musical performances (rock to acoustic), comedians, and poetry readings. Large Events: ETK is responsible for bringing a major event to Wartburg’s campus during fall or winter term. The event (concert, comedian, etc.) is representative of the majority of the student body. For more information or to get involved with Entertainment ToKnight, stop by ETK’s office in the Saemann Student Center (located in the HUB), or call 8305 or 8536. Entertainment ToKnight can also be reached via email at etk@wartburg.edu. For more information, go to www.wartburg.edu/etk.

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a) Apply for conditional recognition to propose a potential student organization. Upon approval by the director of campus programming, conditional student organizations may have conditional status for 60 days and have the ability to schedule on-campus facilities, recruit new members, and develop the organization before applying for full recognition.


b) Upon completion of the application for conditional recognition, the proposed student organization will receive the Student Organization Registration Packet to be completed for full recognition of an organization.

c) Review of new student organizations will be made by the director of campus programming and Student Senate, each of whom will make their respective recommendation for acceptance or denial of recognition to the vice president/dean of students, who makes the decision to grant recognition after reviewing the organization’s alignment with the college’s mission and ensuring that the student officers are enrolled and are in “good standing” with the college.

d) If the vice president for student life/dean of students denies the request for recognition, the organization may request reconsideration. In reconsidering the request, the vice president/dean of students must consult with the Student Life and Retention Committee before making a final decision.

To maintain eligibility, a recognized student organization must register annually with the Office of Campus Programming. All recognized student organizations will receive renewal instructions at the beginning of every academic year. This annual registration process must include, but not be limited to, providing the Office of Campus Programming with:

a) An updated list of officers or contact person(s) and adviser(s)

b) Current constitution and by-laws

Any student organization that has been inactive or failed to register for two consecutive years will lose its recognition status. Groups that have lost recognition must reapply for recognition.

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Traditions Mascot, Colors, and Songs The Wartburg Knight is the school mascot. The college colors are orange and black. The college fight song was written by a 1950 alumnus, the late Robert Dotzauer.

FIGHT SONG

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LOYALTY SONG

Originating from a Lutheran hymn, Wartburg Loyalty is the college alma mater.

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Outfly

Chapel Services

Sometimes called by its German name, “Ausflug,� Outfly is a student-initiated, one-day holiday. This Wartburg tradition traces back to the 1890s. It now occurs once a year during the Fall Term. Outfly is called upon a date known only to the college president and the student body president. Evening classes on Outfly are not canceled. Although spontaneous, Outfly now includes such planned activities as special meals, dances, faculty-sponsored trips, films, and much more.

Chapel services are held every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:15 to 10:35 a.m. in the Wartburg Chapel. Led by college and area pastors, students, faculty, and staff, these services provide an opportunity for reflection and spiritual renewal. No classes are scheduled during this time to allow participation by all who wish to attend. A Wednesday-night eucharist service begins at 9:30 p.m. in the chapel.

Victory Bell

Community Time

The Victory Bell, located near Walston-Hoover Stadium, came from Clinton, Iowa, where Wartburg College was located from 1894 to 1935. It had been in storage on the Waverly campus until 1984, when the Student Senate provided funds for mounting the bell and landscaping the area where it is now located. The Victory Bell Plaza was completed in 2001 as part of Walston-Hoover Stadium. The Visitors Center Information Center manages use of the Victory Bell. If you have an appropriate use for the bell, contact the Information Center about obtaining the clapper so the bell can be rung.

Community Time is scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During this time, the entire Wartburg community is free to gather for various activities. Students and faculty utilize this time to attend forums, convocations, student body and faculty committee meetings, and for advising purposes.

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Services and Resources Bookstore

all extra study materials returned, the price sticker and shrink wrap is intact. Last days to return textbooks for full refund are:

STORE HOURS 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday

CHARGING TO YOUR COLLEGE TUITION ACCOUNT

Sept. 14 Jan. 15 May 5

BOOK BUY-BACK POLICY Book buy-back is held during finals week each term. The Bookstore buys back limited quantities of titles being used the following term at one-half price, providing the edition is current and the book is in good condition. Any ancillary materials (CD’s, tapes, computer access cards, or manuals) must also be returned with the textbook. If the book is not being used the following term, it can be bought back for the used book company at prices dictated by the company. Study guides and lab manuals are bought back only for the used book company and must be clean.

Only books and supplies can be charged to your student account at the beginning of each term. Student ID is required. These charges will then be listed on your college bill in October and February. Charging dates for 2009-10 are:

Fall Term Winter Term May Term

Fall Term Aug. 17–Sept. 29 Winter Term Dec. 1–Jan. 29 May Term No Charging Summer Term No Charging

declining balance ACCOUNT The Declining Balance Account is a convenient, easy, money-saving plan that allows you to use your Wartburg ID card just like cash to make purchases on campus. You open an account at the Controller’s Office with your Student ID. The Declining Balance Account works like a debit card in that you don’t have to carry cash. Once you have established an account, all purchases made with your card will be deducted from your balance. Simply present your Wartburg ID card to make purchases at the Bookstore, Den-Rittersaal, Dining Hall, Konditorei, and selected photocopy machines in the Vogel Library and Student Center. You also save money by using your Declining Balance Account. Purchases in the Den-Rittersaal and Dining Hall are discounted by 10 percent if you use your card. Cash cannot be withdrawn from this account and balances are carried over from year to year, or upon request, refunded at the end of a term.

Campus Ministry As a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Wartburg College has two campus pastors who provide leadership and support for the ongoing spiritual needs of students, campus worship planning, and spiritual life programming. The pastors provide direct support and guidance for the studentled campus ministry board and its Faith Expression groups. The campus ministry board is an ecumenical (serving and supporting students of all Christian denominations) ministry and seeks to provide Christian formation opportunities, as well as, learning and fellowship experiences for students of all faiths and/or philosophies of life.

Campus Programming The Campus Programming Office, located in the Saemann Student Center, serves as a resource center for all student organizations. The director heads a dynamic and diverse student activities program that includes Orientation, Outfly, and leadership programs. All students are encouraged to get involved by calling 8536 or stopping by.

CREDIT CARDS MASTERCARD and VISA charging is available throughout the year in the Bookstore. REFUND POLICY FOR TEXTBOOKS Full refunds will be issued if you have your sales receipt and student ID, if new books are unmarked, 13


ENTERTAINMENT TOKNIGHT (ETK) Office This office is located in the Saemann Student Center. Members of this major campus programming board plan, meet, and work here. Stop by or call 8305 to learn how you can join a committee, find out what’s happening on campus, or suggest ideas for programs you would like to see at Wartburg. Entertainment ToKnight can also be reached at ETK@ wartburg.edu.

learning in an urban setting, where they clarify their vocational goals and values and develop personal and professional skills. Students studying at Wartburg West in the Fall or Winter term of their junior or senior year take coursework and either an internship, social work practicum, or student teaching placement. Service Community service and service-learning provide meaningful experiences for students regardless of the motivation for involvement. Student interest may stem from a class project, an opportunity to interact with other student organizations, or simply a personal interest in service. The CCE advises the Volunteer Action Center as well as the Service Trip program and can help you connect with local volunteer opportunities.

Center for Community Engagement The CCE supports and encourages students, staff, and faculty in the development, coordination, and evaluation of external relationships that are effective for student learning and vocational development, advance public scholarship, and benefit community partners. It coordinates the following services:

College Advertising and Posting Policy

School Partnerships A variety of programs and relationships have been developed to meet the needs of local school districts and their faculty and students. The School Partnerships Coordinator (also known as the Director of the Office of Student Field Experiences, a division of the Education Department) works to coordinate placements between student education majors and supervising teachers in local schools as well as other types of events with educational institutions. The office is responsible for identifying and assigning education candidates their field placements and clinical experiences and is responsible for maintaining records of candidate work in each placement. Internships More then 60 percent of Wartburg students complete an internship prior to graduation. Academic internships are a method of experiential education which helps a student integrate academic learning with community-based experience and professional development. Credit-based internships require 140 contact hours and are open to third- and fourth-year students with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Internship creation is usually handled by individual faculty members and students, with the help of the Internship Coordinator. Wartburg West Wartburg West in Denver, Colo., is designed to give Wartburg students more experiential 14

Campus bulletin boards, kiosks, tables, and other specified locations on campus for posting notices and flyers are intended for use by academic and administrative offices and by registered student organizations. Their purpose is to communicate information about departmental or college activities, programs, policies, services, or safety and security matters. All advertising, posters, flyers, banners, and table tents on the Wartburg campus must adhere to the following guidelines: • Posting is limited to bulletin boards, display cases, and other areas specifically designated by the Student Life Office. Any flier hung on windows, doors, or walls will be removed. This includes the stairwell walls adjacent to the cafeteria. • Wartburg College prohibits advertising that promotes the sale or irresponsible use of alcohol (such as drink specials) and the sponsorship of alcoholic beverages. Off-campus groups and organizations, particularly those operating for profit, may not use campus bulletin boards to post notices, flyers, or other advertising. Exceptions may be made in the Student Life or Business Office when such posting is related to a co-sponsored activity involving a college office, organization, or group, or when the posting is clearly consistent with the college mission. Student organizations may not post commercial advertising on campus unless the posting has been approved in the Student Life Office.


cash a check (maximum of $200), pick up your student employment checks, add money to your Declining Balance Account, and sign your Perkins Loan. The Controller’s Office also handles student organization funds.

Students and student organizations and groups are required to obtain approval in the Student Life Office and have flyers and other advertising stamped before posting such material. Organizations or departments that post information on campus bulletin boards are responsible for removing postings in a reasonable time (two days) after the event, activity, or program has concluded. Additional posting policies related specifically to the residence halls may be found in the Hall Policies section of the Student Handbook.

Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23-May 29 Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 30-Aug. 28 Regular Billing Students will receive a billing statement before the beginning of each term. The net balance due (i.e., the charges less any pending financial aid) should be paid by Oct. 9 for the Fall Term and by Feb. 10 for the Winter/May Term, or it becomes subject to finance charges. A monthly payment plan is offered to spread the payments over eight, nine, or 10 months, starting in June, July, or August and ending in March. A brochure about this service is available in the Controller’s Office and on the Financial Aid Web site. There is a $40 or $60 fee for this service, depending on the payment option selected; however, there is no interest. A statement of your student account is always available on Inet. Any new charges added are due by the 10th of the following month. If your bills are not paid in a timely manner, you will be on financial hold, meaning transcripts and diplomas will not be released, room deposits for future housing will not be accepted, and your current and/or future class registration may be canceled. If your bill is not paid on time, the account may be turned over to a collection agency. You will be charged for all costs and expenses incurred by Wartburg College in enforcing or protecting its rights and remedies, including, but not limited to, reasonable interest fees, collection costs, attorney’s fees, and legal expenses, on any defaulted account.

Communication and Marketing PUBLICATIONS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES The Communication and Marketing Office, Luther Hall 106 (ext. 8232), prepares and distributes information about Wartburg students and activities to the media and manages the college Web sites www.wartburg.edu www.wartburg.edu/theorange and www.go-knights.net. The office also supervises production of college publications, including the Wartburg Magazine, which is mailed to all parents. If you play on a sports team, belong to a music organization, make the Dean’s List, hold an office in a college organization, graduate, or distinguish yourself in other ways, a news release about your accomplishment is sent to your hometown newspaper. If your parents move and you want the release sent to a different paper, you should contact the Communication and Marketing Office at 8232. If you prefer not to have news about your activities sent to your hometown paper, you must sign a form available in the Communication and Marketing Office. Specific guidelines apply to the use of the Wartburg College logo and other symbols associated with the college. If you are using these elements in publications, clothing, or novelty items, you should check with the Communication and Marketing Office to see that they comply with guidelines. If your organization is planning a publication that requires typesetting or design services or that will be sent off-campus, you need to contact the Communication and Marketing Office at least three weeks prior to your printing deadline.

May Term Billing Any student who was full-time during the Winter Term can take a May Term class on campus with no additional tuition charge (assuming no travel is associated with the class). However, many May Term classes have related trips ranging from one day to all four weeks of May Term. May Term travel costs will be included on the student’s bill in January 2010. Additional financial aid, in the form of a loan, is offered to cover the cost of May Term travel.

Controller’s Office The Controller’s Office is located in Luther Hall 212. You can stop in this office to pick up your billing statement, discuss your student account balance, 15


Change in Enrollment Status If you change your enrollment status before the end of a term, charges on your student account, as well as your financial aid, may change to reflect your new status. See the Controller’s Office and the Financial Aid Office for further information.

be used in any of the first four years of a student’s post-secondary education. Currently available only for 2009 and 2010, this credit replaces the Hope credit, which was available only for the first two years of post-secondary education. Detailed information regarding your student account related to this and other tax credits will be mailed to you by the end of January 2010. Please consult your personal tax adviser for additonal information.

STUDENT PAYMENT AGREEMENT (SPA) The payment of tuition, fees, and all other charges becomes an obligation of the student at the time of registration. The college requires each student to sign a Student Payment Agreement (SPA). The SPA explains the terms of payment and Wartburg College’s policies relating to past-due accounts. If an account is still outstanding 30 days after the beginning of the term, it is considered past-due. Past-due accounts will be charged a 11⁄2% monthly finance charge (18% annual percentage rate). The SPA also documents Wartburg College’s rights and remedies related to collecting past-due accounts.

Counseling Services

Counseling Services, in the Pathways Center of the Vogel Library, provides confidential short-term individual and group mental health counseling as well as programming on mental health issues. All services are coordinated by the director of counseling, who is a licensed mental health counselor. Appointments for counseling can be made by calling 8596 or e-mailing counseling@wartburg.edu. Services are provided free-of-charge to students currently enrolled at Wartburg College.

FINANCIAL HOLD If a student owes any amount to the college or has not completed the appropriate paperwork related to loans, the student will be on financial hold. When a student is on financial hold, the college reserves the right to withhold registration, transcripts, and diplomas until the hold is removed. A student on financial hold may be subject to having an upcoming term’s class registration canceled.

Dining Services MENSA BOARD PLANS Wartburg Dining Services offers 20 meals per week. This includes three meals per day, excluding Sunday breakfast. On-campus students must participate in a board plan. Various meal plans are available, depending on academic classification. Students have the option of switching plans only during the first week of each term. Your Points account can be used to purchase food items in the Den-Rittersaal, Mensa, Konditorei, and Zesty Orange, as well as several vending machines on campus. Your Wartburg ID must be presented for each meal. It is non-transferable, and no credit can be given for meals missed. Misused cards will be confiscated and turned over to the director of dining services and/or the vice president for student life for investigation.

Student Employment Student are paid on the 15th of each month for hours worked during the preceding month. Direct deposit is recommended. If students want part or all of their paycheck applied toward their student account, they must sign an authorization form each year in the Controller’s Office. Signing the authorization form for the entire paycheck means the student will not be issued a paycheck. A student can request to terminate this authorization by the last day of the month prior to the next payroll date. For additional information, visit www.wartburg.edu/jobs. Tax Credits for Qualified Tuition The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 created the American Opportunity tax credit, whereby students (or parents) can receive a tax credit for up to $2,500 for payments of qualified tuition, fees, textbooks, and other materials. The credit can

Den-Rittersaal The Den-Rittersaal is located on the first level of Saemann Student Center adjacent to the Mail Center. The Den features sandwiches, beverages, ice cream, and many other convenience items. The 16


Den also is available for late-night and early morning meetings and gatherings.

konditorei Enjoy a coffeehouse without leaving campus. Wake up with a cappuccino, check your e-mail while sipping a smoothie, or have a heart-to-heart over a hot chocolate. Our fresh-baked giant cinnamon rolls, muffins, cookies, scones, and individual cheesecakes are irresistible. Enjoy one of the most beautiful views at Wartburg.

All-Campus Spending All-campus spending accounts may be used in any dining location, the Bookstore, and Copy Center.

sick sack For students who are ill, a sick sack is available Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mensa. Have the Noah Campus Health Clinic or your RA or RHD sign a sick sack form available in their offices. Present the signed form to the cashier.

ZESTY ORANGE The Zesty Orange is a coffee shop and restaurant located in The W. Items available include espresso drinks, pasta entrees, pizza, salads, cool cookies, and soft drinks.

MEAL TRANSFERS Board Plan meals may be transferred to the Den-Rittersaal or the Konditorei. Sign up at wartburg. webfood.com. Meal transfers offer pre-determined menu selections as an alternative to the Mensa selections that day.

Catering and Special Events A fine dining experience is available to Wartburg students. Campus organizations and student groups may reserve rooms for programs or banquets by calling the Event Planner at 8286. picnics and special meals If your floor, club, or organization would like to have a special meal or picnic, contact Dining Services at least three weeks in advance at 8303. Picnics are available Monday through Friday in exchange for the evening meal.

SACK meals There is no need to miss a meal. A sack meal is available for students who have a class conflict or work obligation during the meal period. Present your Wartburg ID between 6:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. in the Mensa, Monday through Friday. For weekend meals, make prior arrangements with the Dining Services Office. Groups and organizations requesting sack meal exchanges must make arrangements with the Dining Services Office.

Points Dining Program Points Money is allotted to you for a less-thanfull-board meal plan. The price of every board plan is the same. The difference, in the form of points, is determined by the board plan. Points can be used in any of the eateries on campus. Use Points for a late-night snack or a treat break from studying. Pay for a guest’s meal or buy an additional meal for yourself. This account is part of your board plan as long as your board plan is in effect. If you change meal plans:

• The weekly meal rate will be prorated for the time you had the original plan. Any changes will be reflected in the charges for your new plan.

CANDLELIGHT DINNERS Candlelight Dinners are designed to enhance communication between students, faculty, staff, and administration. The dinners provide an opportunity to enjoy stimulating conversation, in addition to offering a more formal dining experience. The evening includes a served meal. Dinners are promoted in the Mensa in advance. Participants from the faculty, staff, and administration are selected by the host organization as guests. Organizations wishing to host a candlelight dinner should do so through Student Center Council.

• The amount of Points you used in the original board plan will be subtracted from the Points allowed in your new plan. If you used more Points funds than the amount allowed in your new plan, you will be charged for the difference.

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Financial Aid

submitted to the Financial Aid Office. If students make arrangements after November to participate in a trip, they should inform the Financial Aid Office. Aid for May Term trips is limited to loan assistance.

The Financial Aid Office is in Luther Hall 217.

Office Hours Monday-Friday Monday-Friday

8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Summer)

General Fee

This office provides financial counseling, scholarship listings, and information on available financial assistance programs. In December of each year, the Financial Aid Office distributes necessary application materials for the next academic year. Returning students need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an institutional financial aid application by the March 1 priority deadline to be considered for all available federal, state, and institutional aid. Financial aid is available for international students through the Loret Ruppe International Student Scholarships and other sources. After completing nine, 18, and 27 course credits at Wartburg, international students who participate in two or more campus activities and achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above may request a High Performance Scholarship of up to $2,000. Requests should be made in writing to the director of financial aid. Important Date: The Iowa state deadline printed on the FAFSA is the deadline for the receipt of the FAFSA at the processing center to be considered for State of Iowa financial aid programs. Wartburg also uses this deadline for out-of-state students who wish to be considered for the Out-of-State Grant. We will not reduce the total institutional funds to a student in subsequent years, providing the family’s situation remains the same, and merit scholarship maintenance criteria are met. Wartburg’s funded and endowed scholarships are a part of the institution’s total commitment to the students. Institutional grants and scholarships require full-time enrollment and must be applied toward tuition unless otherwise stated. Please note that Wartburg institutional funding is available for a total of eight semesters. The longevity of Wartburg institutional funding for transfer students will be prorated, based on their class status upon enrollment at Wartburg.

Your general fee goes further than you think! The money is divided among the following organizations and support services: Entertainment ToKnight, Homecoming, Saemann Student Center, Student Senate, and Recreation Fund.

Noah Campus Health Clinic The Noah Campus Health Clinic is a comprehensive outpatient clinic on Wartburg College’s campus that can meet most health needs of students. The clinic is located in Suite 1392 in the lower level of The W. Health education services are free. For other services, you are responsible for all charges incurred at the clinic. Please present your insurance card at the time of check-in. Clinic staff will make a copy of your card and you will need to sign an insurance consent form. Treatments, procedures, and other needed services and supplies will be submitted to your health insurance company or payment options are available. The guarantor, normally a parent or guardian for students, will receive an itemized bill from Waverly Health Center for co-payments, deductibles, and other charges not covered by insurance. The clinic is open Monday through Friday, except during holidays, campus breaks, and summer. Appointments are available by walk-in or calling 352-8436. If your illness or injury is an emergency or you cannot wait for the next available clinic opening, go to the emergency room at Waverly Health Center. Care is available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. For life-threatening emergencies, anytime day or night, call 911. Please refer to the Noah Campus Health Clinic brochure for a full description of services. Medical insurance is required for all domestic, full-time students and all full-time and part-time international students. Students will be automatically enrolled and billed in the Wartburg health insurance plan unless they waive out of the insurance plan prior to the offical start of the academic year. A student covered by a comparable health insurance plan can waive out of the primary health insurance coverage through an online waive-out process prior to the start

May Term May Term financial aid is included in the Winter Term aid, unless travel associated with the class involves a budget greater than $500. Award letters for May Term trips are prepared the November prior to the May Term for students on a trip roster 18


Computing Policy As part of the registration process, you will be presented with a copy of the Wartburg College Campus Computing Policy. Please read this policy carefully. It outlines your obligations as a responsible user of the college’s computing services. You must agree to abide by the policy as the final step in gaining access to the network. The policy also can be found on the ITS Web site, www.wartburg.edu/its. Please note: Downloading of copyrighted material is strictly forbidden by college policy. The network is made available for your educational and recreational use. ITS will make every effort to ensure that network performance is acceptable to all users. However, ITS is also responsible for ensuring that network resources are used most effectively. At certain times, recreational use of network resources may be restricted to ensure that academic needs can be met most effectively.

of the academic year and no later than Sept. 11, 2008. The cost, coverage details, and instructions are online at www.wartburg.edu/health.

Information Technology Services Information Technology Services offers a variety of services to students. ITS, in the Classroom Technology Center (CTC) 100, is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during the academic year. Network access ITS provides computer connections to each room in every residence hall. The service is available to all on-campus students whose PC or Mac meets the minimum requirements. Requirements and related information about the system are posted at http://www.wartburg.edu/its/resnet.html. If you need assistance in connecting your computer to the network, please check the troubleshooting tips on the ITS ResNet site or call the ITS Help Desk at extension 8767.

Computer Labs Students have access to the following general computer labs on campus. Use of these labs is also governed by the Wartburg College Campus Computing Policy. Vogel Library—PCs, Macs, and printers are available for general use. Jacks allow students to access the network on a laptop computer. Classroom Technology Center (CTC) 201— PCs and a printer are available for general use. Whitehouse Business Center (WBC)—PCs and printers are available for general use in this first-floor lab. Occasionally, both CTC 201 and the WBC lab may be used for classes. Classes have priority over general use. Other campus labs geared to specific disciplines may be used for general computing as departmental schedules permit.

Help Desk The Help Desk can answer most of your networking questions. Unfortunately, the Help Desk does not have enough staff to work on your personal computer hardware or software problems. For help with these types of problems, you may be able to ask a knowledgeable friend, or one of our student workers might be willing to work on your machine after hours (possibly for a small charge). Local service vendors are listed on the ResNet site. Computer Registration Your computer must be certified clean of all viruses and have the latest updates before it will be registered and allowed on the network. This certification will begin automatically after you plug your computer into the network and open your Web browser. Just follow the instructions. If you have problems, please contact the ITS Help Desk.

E-Mail Every Wartburg College student has an e-mail account. User names and passwords are assigned to incoming students at SOAR days. If you did not get your user name and password at one of the SOAR days, bring your student ID to the Computer Center (CTC 100). The Wartburg Campus Computing policy also governs use of e-mail on campus. E-mail is the official vehicle for college communication, so please check your e-mail regularly.

Anti-Virus and spyware Wartburg College expects that you will have antivirus software installed and running on your computer. You may download Norton Anti-Virus and Webroot SpySweeper software from our servers at no cost when you register your computer on the network.

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ewart policies Wartburg provides eWart only to help facilitate communication between buyers and sellers. The college is not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. Therefore, Wartburg assumes no responsibility as to the quality, safety, or legality of any listed items. In addition, Wartburg cannot in any way be held responsible if a buyer or seller fails to complete a transaction. eWart use is regulated by the Wartburg College Computing Policy. Failure to abide by the policy may result in loss of eWart and other computing privileges. You may list an item for as long as two weeks. Anytime during those two weeks, you can refresh the item and get an additional two weeks. Items that are not refreshed for 60 days after becoming inactive are deleted.

events. The club elects a Student Senate representative and sends representatives to Iowa International Fellows events within the state. All international and U.S. students are invited to participate. The Diers House is a welcoming facility used frequently by the I-Club for class or group meetings, cooking together, receptions, or parties. Reservations are made through the International Student Programs Office at 8220.

Library The Vogel Library’s mission is to educate information-literate lifelong learners. This means that educating students is our priority, information literacy is our foundation, and producing lifelong learners is our objective. In support of the mission, librarians teach information literacy in classes and workshops and one-on-one at the reference desk. Professional librarians are available at the desk from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Librarians are at the desk specifically to help students, so students are encouraged to take advantage of this service. The library’s Web page, www.wartburg.edu/ library, is the gateway to library resources, services, and information. The library serves the campus community with a collection of 160,000 volumes, more than 700 current journals and newspapers, audiovisual materials, and online databases. Many items can be delivered to students’ rooms. Requests can be made via the Web page or by calling extension 8526. The interlibrary loan service procures books and journal articles from other libraries. Using their Wartburg ID cards, students also can borrow materials directly at Iowa’s other “Open Access” libraries, including the Waverly Public Library on West Bremer Avenue. Books may be checked out for a period of two or four weeks. Most periodicals may be borrowed for one day. Materials placed on reserve by faculty members are usually available for a two-hour period or one day. Students must show their Wartburg ID to check out materials. Charges for overdue materials vary according to the type of material and are posted in the library. The library has three photocopiers, making possible inexpensive copying of library and reserve materials. Two microfilm reader-printers are also available for student use.

International Student Programs Office The International Student Programs Office, Saemann Student Center 185, provides services to international students and seeks to promote global understanding through campus, intercollegiate, and community programs. Services to international students include orientation, counseling, academic advising, as well as immigration advising to ensure that foreign nationals studying at Wartburg maintain proper immigration status with the United States Citizen and Immigrating Services (USCIS). Advising concerning employment, Social Security, health insurance, ESL, finances, and cross-cultural communication programming also are provided by this office. In addition, the office coordinates the annual “Culture Week” celebration, host family events, and periodic group trips for international students. The director serves as adviser to the International Club (I-Club), which involves U.S. and international students in activities and programs to promote cross-cultural awareness and understanding. International students from more than 30 countries learn more about each other and the United States, and U.S. participants learn more about those from other parts of the world. The club usually offers at least two activities per month throughout the academic year, including parties, excursions, service projects, international quiz bowl, international cafes, movies, or other events. The Executive Council meets weekly to conduct the business and planning of club 20


Lost and Found

year listserv, and intentional interactions with faculty help orient first-year students to expectations at a liberal arts college and support student success.

The Information Center and Security Office in the Saemann Student Center maintain a lost-andfound service. Academic departmental offices and the library also maintain a lost-and-found service for items found in their location. Check for lost items or turn in found items at these locations.

Study Skills Consultants work one-on-one with students to help them develop good time management, testtaking strategies, and effective note-taking methods. Resources are available on college reading and other strategies to ensure college success.

Pathways Center

The Pathways Center on the top floor of the Vogel Library coordinates academic advising and support services. The center serves as a clearinghouse for questions about academic advising, exploring majors, study skills, graduate and professional schools, and career exploration. It coordinates the following services:

CAREER SERVICES A broad range of career-related information is available through the Career Services division of the Pathways Center and on the Career Services Web site. You can find out more about career planning, assessment tools, companies that interview on campus, and listings for part-time jobs and full-time positions. The Center also provides resources about graduate and professional schools. Career Services can assist you with: • Exploring and discovering your major and career goals. • Discovering internships and other work-related experiences. • Exploring education options after graduation. • Job search skills such as resumes, cover letters, interviewing tips, networking. In addition, Career Services partners with Residential Life to coordinate the Senior-Year Experience Program. SYE is a coordinated effort to meet the transition issues seniors face as they move beyond college. During college, students learn to become independent, problem-solve, and learn more about themselves and the people around them. The SYE program helps with this process by providing resources and services for students. Career Services is in the Pathways Center. Call Derek Solheim at 8330 or e-mail careers@wartburg. edu, or visit the Web site at www.wartburg.edu/ careers for assistance.

EXPLORING MAJORS Pathways peers help students identify interests, values, skills, and personality types, and make connections between majors and career possibilities. Peers provide assistance with interpreting the college catalog, answer questions about scheduling, and facilitate work with faculty advisers. Advising Advisers are a primary source of academic support for students. Advisers meet periodically with students to help plan academic programs and evaluate career choices, plans, and goals. Advisers are assigned at registration, based on students’ areas of interest. Students may change advisers any time by contacting the Registrar’s Office or the Pathways Center, where specially trained advisers work with undecided students to help them explore a variety of possible majors. Students who declare more than one major work with an adviser in each major. Graduate and Professional School Advising Pathways staff assist students in accessing information on applying and being accepted into graduate or professional school. The Pathways Center maintains a collection of information from Law Services and a variety of graduate schools.

Senior-year experience Pathways partners with Residential Life to coordinate the Senior-Year Experience Program. SYE is a coordinated effort to meet the transition issues seniors face as they move beyond college. During college, students learn to become independent, problem-solve, and learn more about themselves and the people around them. The SYE program is here to help with this process by providing resources and services for students. For more information, call

First-Year Experience Wartburg offers a coordinated program to assist first-year students in making the transition to college. The program targets the needs of first-year students, beginning with orientation. First-year housing, a first21


Allison Juhl at 8553 or Carla Coates at 8230 or visit the Web site at www.wartburg.edu/careers/sye/html.

The Writing/Reading/Speaking Lab provides individual and group tutorials to assist students with writing, reading comprehension and retention, and oral presentations. Staffed by well-trained student para­ professionals, the lab helps students succeed. Sign up for an appointment on the bulletin board across from the elevators on the third floor of Vogel Library or call 8615 or 8552. Drop-ins are welcome, but clients with scheduled appointments will be served first. The lab is located in Room 320 of the Pathways Center. Hours are 9–11 a.m., Monday-Friday; 1–4 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 6–10 p.m., Sunday– Thursday; and 1–3 p.m., Saturday. Contact Jette Irgens, Pathways Associate for WRSL, at 8410, or call the lab at 8552 with questions.

SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION This program offers regularly scheduled, out-ofclass, peer-facilitated sessions to all students enrolled in courses selected by individual departments. Supplemental Instruction sessions are informal seminars in which participants compare notes, discuss ideas, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Sessions are led by students who have previously performed well in the class and receive special training. In addition, Pathways supports the Math Lab. The lab is a resource for students desiring support in introductory math courses. For Math Lab hours and locations, go to www.wartburg.edu/pathways. Questions should be directed to Michael Gleason, Pathways Associate for Vocation and Mentoring, at 8615.

Vocation and Mentoring The Pathways Associate for Vocation and Mentoring synchronizes campus mentoring programs and activities to support Wartburg College in its effort to be a supportive, mentoring community. Individual and small-group mentoring, the College Achievement Program (CAP), retreats, and other activities coordinated with Career Services, Counseling Services, and Campus Ministry facilitate students’ search for meaning and purpose in their lives. Phone Michael Gleason, Pathways Associate for Vocation and Mentoring, at 8651 or visit him in the Pathways Center.

Testing Services Testing Services administers and proctors a variety of exams. These include CLEP, CHALLENGE, Math 90 and Music 90, correspondence, employer assessments, ACT, and Praxis I & II. Additional resources and information are available on other exams, such as TOEFL, Graduate Record Exams, and preprofessional exams (LSAT, MCAT, GMAT). Further information can be found at www.wartburg. edu/pathways/testing. You may also contact Carla Coates, Pathways Associate for Testing and Disability Services, at 8230 or carla.coates@wartburg.edu.

Pathways and Career Services hours are 8 a.m.4:30 p.m., weekdays. For information, call 8615, or visit us on the Web at www.wartburg.edu/pathways. Students who have needs not addressed by the above services or additional questions should contact Dr. Vicki Edelnant, Director of the Pathways Center, at 8615.

DISABILITY SERVICES Disability Services reviews current documentation for determination and coordination of reasonable academic adjustments for students with physical, learning, or psychological disabilities. Accommodations coordinated through Disability Services may include test taking, note takers, alternate media formats, technological aids, etc. Additionally, academic/career advising and support services are provided to students with disabilities. Direct inquiries to Carla Coates, Pathways Associate for Testing and Disability Services, at 8230 or carla. coates@wartburg.edu. Appeals of decisions should be made to the Vice President of Student Life, ext. 8745. WRITING/reading/speaking LAB (WRSL) 22


Saemann Student Center

Three locking bulletin boards are available to campus organizations. To reserve these boards, please work with the director of the student center. Boards can be reserved for up to two weeks at a time. Windows in the Student Center can be be decorated for up to two weeks, and a policy is in place to guide cleanup. The large angled wall near the north staircase of the Student Center accommodates large posters and signs. Clips are available, so no tape or string is needed. Space can be reserved for up to four days and can be used by two groups at a time. The wall can be reserved through the director of the student center. Tables in the northwest lobby or at the top of the north stairs can be reserved for up to one week and are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Tables should not be moved from their existing location. Groups wishing to promote their event are able to use only one of the options at a time due to high interest in these areas.

The Saemann (say-mun) Student Center serves students, faculty, staff, and the greater community. Creating a place where students have an opportunity to meet formally and informally with students groups, friends, family, and faculty guided the creation of the center. In addition, the building offers facilities for community use. During the academic year, student use is the priority, though some exceptions will occur (e.g., alumni use at Homecoming, formal dinners in association with performances, scholarship days, and other formal occasions in ballrooms and/or meeting rooms). During the summer and breaks, the Saemann Student Center often hosts outside groups. The Saemann Student Center houses the Mensa (dining hall), formal dining and meetings in the ballrooms, Den-Rittersaal (restaurant/snack bar), McCoy conference rooms, Mail Center, Knights Copy Center, Bookstore, McCaskey Lyceum (a multipurpose performing facility), all Student Life offices, and offices of various student groups. The Student Center is open Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-11 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-midnight. Holiday and summer hours may vary. Because the Student Center serves students and the greater community, all those who use it should make it a priority to take care and preserve its beauty for years to come.

STUDENT Center COUNCIL The Student Center Council (SCC) is a group of students who assist Student Center and Dining Services management in broadening services. SCC is directly involved in Student Center programming, menu planning, determining operational policies, conveying student opinions and concerns, planning special events, and serving as mediator between students and management. SCC meets weekly and encourages all Wartburg students to make their ideas known through their representatives.

THe Hub The Hub is in the Saemann Student Center and serves six major student organizations: Student Senate, Entertainment ToKnight, International Club, Volunteer Action Center, Black Student Union, and Campus Ministry Board. In addition, each student organization has an organizational mailbox in The Hub, as well as lockers and cabinet space for organizational storage space. In addition, a conference room is available for student meetings, and a workroom provides materials to make signs, bulletin boards, and banners. Computers and a printer in The Hub serve Student Organizations.

Knights Copy Center Hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (4 p.m. summer) Knights Copy Center may offer extended evening and/or weekend hours. Knights Copy Center, in Saemann Student Center, offers high-speed, high-quality, high-volume digital color and black-and-white copying. Original can be hard copy or electronic documents sent via e-mail or brought in on USB drive. The center offers lamination of material (up to 24 inches wide and any length). Knights Copy Center also offers faxing, transparencies, and plastic spiral binding services.

Promotions in the Student center Promote your event, group, or meeting in the Student Center. Several open bulletin boards are available for postings. Please place only one posting per board and do not use these areas for large posters or signs. Refer to the college posting policy on pages 14-15. 23


Mail Center

The Mail Center staff will stuff mailboxes with flyers for groups, though a policy is in effect for this service. For further information, please stop by the Mail Center.

SERVICE HOURS: Monday-Friday - 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday (school year) - 11 a.m.-noon Saturday (summer) - closed

COPY MACHINE A coin-operated copy machine is available in the HUB in Saemann Student Center.

The Wartburg College Mail Center is on the first floor of the Saemann Student Center. It handles incoming and outgoing mail, packages, and bulk mailings. The Mail Center also accommodates UPS ground, FedEx air, overnight, and express shipping, and DHL overnight domestic and international express shipping needs. Mail Center personnel can determine whether it will be more economical for you to ship an item UPS, FedEx, or through the U.S. Postal Service. Mail, except bulk mail, goes out the same day if it arrives before the end of that day’s service hours. Paperwork for outgoing mail must be completed by 3:30 p.m. during the academic year and by 3 p.m. during the summer and breaks.

FAX MACHINE A fax machine is available at the Information Center in the Saemann Student Center and can be used with a phone card. A fax machine is available at Knights Copy Center, where faxing can be purchased. ­ change machine and ATM A change machine and an ATM are located at the west entrance of the Saemann Student Center adjacent to the Security Office. ROOM RESERVATIONS To reserve a room for a meeting or special event, contact the Information Center in advance. The office schedules all rooms in the Saemann Student Center, plus Neumann Auditorium, the Old Main Conference Room, and Rooms 214 and 101 in Whitehouse Business Center. In addition, the office handles equipment and set-up requests for facilities and serves as the master calendar center for the campus. Stop at the Information Center or call 8286.

PICK-UP TIMES Mail leaving for Waverly Post Office 4 p.m.—academic year 3:30 p.m.—summer/breaks DHL

Noon

UPS packages

2 p.m.

FedEx 3:30 p.m.

telephone service The central telephone service is located at the Information Center in the Saemann Student Center. You can obtain campus phone numbers and addresses by calling 8200. A telephone for the hearing impaired is available at the Information Center.

For overnight and express letters and packages, please complete processing at the Mail Center prior to the listed times. student mail Your mailbox is in the Saemann Student Center. All correspondence mailed to you from off campus should be addressed as follows: Chris Knight Wartburg College Box ____ 100 Wartburg Blvd. Waverly, IA 50677

FLOWERS AND GIFTS Deliveries by local florists or treats from Wartburg Women are taken to the Information Center which will notify students of deliveries.

You will keep the same box number while you are at Wartburg. Pick up your mailbox number and combination from the Residential Life Office during the first week of school. On-campus and off-campus mail may be taken to the Mail Center. On-campus mail requires no postage. The Mail Center and the Bookstore sell postage stamps.

TICKET SALES You can obtain tickets to most campus events and Jefferson Bus Lines at the Information Center. Artist Series tickets are free with your Wartburg ID and are available two weeks before each performance. Call 8691 for ticket information. 24


Student Diversity Programs and Services

Student Government STUDENT SENATE Student Senate is the chief student legislative body on campus. Its membership includes four student body officers, two ombuds­persons, and senators representing housing units. Student Senate meetings are open to all interested students.

The Student Diversity Programs Office develops and promotes multicultural programming and activities to help all students understand and appreciate differences. The director provides advisory support to all American-ethnic students— academically, socially, and personally. The director also advises the Black Student Union and coordinates the annual meetings of the Minority Alumni Advisory Committee (MAAC), whose members provide advice on multicultural strategies and serve as mentors for students. The Mannie Holmes Cultural Diversity Center is located in a house on the corner of Eighth Street and Fourth Avenue. The center is the central meeting location for the Black Student Union. This area contains a multicultural resource room, TV, pool table, stereo, and convenience kitchen. It provides an alternative place for studying and relaxation and is open to the Wartburg community. To schedule events in the center, please contact the director of student diversity programs. Hours are 8 a.m.-midnight, weekdays, and 8 a.m.-10 p.m. on weekends unless reserved.

COMMITTEES Students are appointed by the college president to several standing institutional committees. Names of students who have expressed interest in committees are recommended to the college president by the student body president following approval by the Student Senate. According to the Faculty Handbook, students serve on the following committees: Educational Policies, Budget and Building, Admissions and Scholarship, Convocations, Artist Series, Athletics, Student Life and Retention, Research and Animal Care, Student Media, and the Campus Appeals Board. Students also serve on several Educational Policies subcommittees. HALL GOVERNMENT As a hall resident, you are a participating member of the student government, a member with privileges and responsibilities. Student Senate, the chief student legislative body on campus, represents all students. Each resident hall is its own community. Wartburg has four Hall Councils that represent students living in each of those communities. The councils are: Grossmann Council (Grossmann Hall, Löhe Hall, The Residence), Knights Council (Knights Village, The Manors, Non-traditional/off Campus), Complex Council (Centennial Complex), Clinton Council (Clinton Hall, Founders Hall). Hall Council is intended to be a joint effort between Senators, Residence Hall Directors, and students to promote open community through meetings, activities, and forums. Together these groups will organize bimonthly meetings and host three community building events (forum, education, social) a semester. All students are welcome to be part of their respective Hall Councils by attending meetings, forums, and organizing events. Each hall council will consist of student senators, a hall chair, and residents residing within each council. The Student Body President will appoint a Hall Chair to act as a senate liaison between Hall Council, Senate, and Residential Life. This person will be an elected member of Student Senate and will serve as a member of the

Student Employment Office The Student Employment Office is in the Human Resources Office in Luther Hall 203. Office Hours Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Summer) The Student Employment Office administers the student campus employment program. The objective of the program is to provide the opportunity for students to develop work-related skills and supplement education costs while providing needed services to the college. For those students earning federal work-study awards, awards are not a guarantee of earnings. Students are responsible to work the hours necessary to earn the full work award. The Student Employment Office provides awareness of available jobs on and off campus at www.wartburg.edu/knightlink/.

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contain confidential counseling records and is open for your review at any time. Any letters dealing with cases filed with the Wartburg College Student Conduct System are on file in the Student Life Office. FINANCIAL AID RECORDS in the Financial Aid Office contain information on your financial relationship to the college, including loan, grant, and scholarship data. PERSONAL COUNSELING RECORDS in the Counseling Center contain the counselors’ notes from each session as well as results from any assessment inventories taken by a student. HEALTH RECORDS on campus include your original health history (Health Evaluation Form), notes on your visits to the on-campus Noah Campus Health Clinic, and referrals made to the physicians’ clinic and other referral services. Student Account Records in the Controller’s Office include the detail transactions for a school year relevant to your charges, credits, financial aid, and payments. ACADEMIC RECORDS in the Registrar’s Office contain documents relevant to your academic history. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. They are: 1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the college receives a request for access. Students should submit to the registrar written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the students of the time and place where the records may be inspected. 2. The right to request amendment of education records the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students should write the registrar, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the college decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the college will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the amendment request. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided when the student is notified of the right to a hearing. 3. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent

Student Relations Committee. The Residence Hall Directors will act as the adviser for their respective Hall Councils.

Student ID Cards

While you are at Wartburg College, your ID card will be one of your most valued possessions. This all-purpose card is used for campus identification and a whole lot more! It serves as your dining card and gives you access to your residence hall. It is required for all transactions in the Controller’s Office, charging books at the Bookstore, and checking out books at the library. It is also required for admission to sporting events and for obtaining Artist Series tickets. With a Declining Balance Account, your ID card can be used to make purchases from the Bookstore, Dining Hall, Den-Rittersaal, Konditorei, and photocopy machines in the Vogel Library and the Saemann Student Center. Pepsi vending machines in the Student Center and the lobby of the Classroom Technology Center will accommodate both cash and Declining Balance transactions. Student ID cards are non-transferrable and are intended for the sole use of the student. Because this card provides access to buildings, meal plans, and financial accounts, lost or stolen cards should be reported immediately to the Food Service Office. Lending this card to anyone, or altering it in any way, is a violation of college regulations and will result in disciplinary action. Replacement fee is $15. Each student will be issued an initial card upon arrival at Wartburg. There will be no cost for replacing damaged or worn cards or exchanging cards due to name changes. The free replacement uses an on-file photo. If your card has been lost or stolen, a temporary ID card can be purchased for $5. Temporary cards are valid for a period of one week, giving you time to find your original card or have it replaced. If you need to replace your ID card, the cost of the temporary ID is fully credited toward the $15 replacement cost. The Dining Services Office, located behind the Information Center in Saemann Student Center handles issues related to your Student ID.

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Residence Halls

that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the college has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Regents; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. 4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Wartburg College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202-4605

Community Living The essence of community is a sense of common bond, the sharing of an identity, membership in a group holding something physical or spiritual in common esteem, coupled with the acknowledgement of rights and obligations with reference to all others. A college residence community is one in which the bonds that unite the members are common habitation and the objective to further one’s education. A community environment is first and foremost the interaction of individuals, and so at the root of developing community is the individual student’s interaction with others. This living-learning community complements classroom learning and provides for holistic development of the student. Wartburg recognizes that its students are adults and must assume responsibility for their behavior. Mutual respect and consideration, coupled with an awareness and sensitivity to the needs of others, shape the standards for group living. Behavior that infringes on the rights of others or violates the standards of the college will be handled in an educational and developmental manner. The following suggestions may help you in adjusting to living in the Wartburg College residence hall system: • Try to get to know everyone on your floor/ house.

Your records are available to faculty and administration for internal educational purposes only. Any inquirer will be given only “directory information,” including your enrollment status, major, period of enrollment, graduation date, address, phone, photograph, e-mail address, date of birth, guardian’s name, and high school name. ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS One official transcript will be issued for you at no cost; additional official transcripts cost $4 each. All transcript requests must be made 24 hours in advance in person or in writing. Grades, grade point averages, and your academic status are not released to other institutions or individuals without your consent. An online transcript request form is available on the Wartburg Web site. Click on “Academics” or use the following address: www.wartburg.edu/academics/registrar/trreq.html

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• B  e open—ask, listen, and discuss with other members on your floor.

• T  reat others as your equals. Don’t give orders, make unreasonable demands, or expect favors.

• R  espect others’ right to privacy. Don’t pry into private affairs.

• Be sensitive to other people’s moods.

• R  emember that enjoyment of life in the residence hall will depend, to a large extent, on the consideration that you and other students demonstrate for each other.


RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Consider others’ right to read and study free from undue interference in their room. Unreasonable noise and other distractions inhibit the exercise of this right.

• Centennial Office — 8459, serving Centennial, Vollmer, and Hebron

2. Consider others’ right to sleep without undue disturbance from noise, guests of a roommate, etc. 3. Consider others’ right to expect that a roommate and others will respect personal belongings.

• Clinton Office — 8451, serving Clinton and Founders

• Grossmann Office — 8402, serving Grossmann and Löhe halls and The Residence

• Knights Village — 8268, serving Knights Village and the Manors

2. Equipment Each office has a variety of equipment and recreational supplies for residents to use, such as vacuums, kitchen utensils, tools, and games.

4. Consider others’ right to live in a clean environment. 5. Consider others’ right to free access to their room and facilities without pressure from a roommate or others.

3. Vending refunds If you lose money in one of the vending machines, the RA will complete a refund card, and you will receive the money back.

6. Consider others’ right to privacy. 7. Consider others’ right to host guests, with the exception that guests are to respect the rights of the host’s roommate or other hall residents.

Staff

8. Consider others’ right for redress of grievances. Residence hall staff members are available for assistance.

Within each residence hall, people are employed specifically to provide assistance and service to students.

9. Consider others’ right to be free from fear of intimidation or physical and/or emotional harm.

RESIDENT ASSISTANT (RA) Each floor/house has an upperclass student who lives with the residents, provides leadership and information, and assists the residents in the creation of an environment conducive to group living. The RA is responsible for articulating and enforcing college policies and procedures. The RA is trained to handle crisis situations, make appropriate referrals, and provide social and educational opportunities in the hall.

10. Consider others’ right to be free from peer pressure or ridicule regarding their personal choices.

General Information PHONE NUMBERS: Information Desk .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8200 or “0” Student Life Office .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8745 Residential Life .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8260 Security .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8372, 9999 Admissions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8264 Counseling Center.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8539 Noah Campus Health Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8437

RESIDENCE HALL DIRECTOR (RHD) The RHD is a professional member of the residential life staff who lives in and administrates the residence hall, supervises the RAs and an SRA, advises the Hall Council, and is available to all residents. The RHDs work together to create and implement a comprehensive residential life program that includes the development of the RA staff, coordinating the programming efforts of the Hall Councils and residential life staff, and maintaining an environment that will enhance the college experience.

Residence Hall Offices The residence hall offices are utilized by the RHDs during the day. The RAs hold duty hours each evening.During these hours, the following services are available: 1. Directory information Available by calling: 28


ASSisstant DEAN/ DIRECTOR OF RESIDENTIAL LIFE The director supervises the residential life staff and coordinates the development of policies, programs, and services. Students are welcome to meet with the director to voice concerns and offer ideas for improvement and change.

entertaining, and sleeping. For the most effective and enjoyable use of your room for all these purposes, it is important that you and your roommate(s) talk openly with each other and work together to find mutually agreeable solutions when conflicts arise. Living with others requires some give and take on everyone’s part, but the lasting friendships and memorable experiences that result will be appreciated long after you leave Wartburg.

CUSTODIANS Each hall has its own custodial team, supervised by Maintenance. Custodians are responsible for cleaning the bathrooms, hallways, and other common areas. They greatly appreciate residents’ cooperation in accommodating and accepting any brief inconvenience caused by their daily cleaning routine. Residents are asked to be considerate of their custodians, as well as other residents, in keeping their shared living space clean and pleasant.

Residence Hall Services FACILITIES Each hall provides study lounges, recreation areas with cable TV and vending machines, kitchen facilities, and laundry rooms with dryers and coinoperated washing machines. Residential computing Wartburg College’s Residential Network (ResNet) connects all residence hall students to the campus network and the Internet. ResNet enables access from each residence hall room to e-mail, the college library online catalog, and the World Wide Web. For more information on how to get connected to the ResNet, check out the following Web site: www.wartburg.edu/resnet. It is recommended that you print out the installation instructions for your operating system to assist you in getting connected. This site provides general troubleshooting advice as well as information on how to contact a ResNet technician for advanced problems or questions.

HALL GOVERNMENT As a resident of your halls, you are a participating member of the student government, a member with privileges and responsibilities. The extent to which members of the hall can plan and carry out activities and succeed as an organization depends upon cooperation. Residents are urged to attend and participate in Hall Council meetings. In this way, you will have an opportunity to have a voice in hall government, participate as a leader in group activities, aid in making decisions, and learn to work with others who have similar interests. Each residence hall floor/house contains its own community. Floor/house meetings are scheduled on a regular basis to discuss issues of common concern and to plan activities. Floor/house presidents direct the meetings. The Hall Council consists of representatives from all the floors in the hall. It provides members an opportunity to participate in all phases of resident government. The council plans and facilitates hall-wide programs and assists with hall issues and concerns. Involvement in Hall Council offers the opportunity to meet other residents and do something positive for the hall while gaining invaluable leadership skills.

ROOM FURNISHINGS The college supplies a bed, desk and chair, dresser, shades or blinds, and closet. In addition, the Manors, Knights Village, The Residence, Löhe Hall, and Grossmann Hall are furnished with carpet. The college’s furnishings must remain in the room at all times. The college does not allow the use of furniture in any other way than its original design and intent. If alterations are made, the college will not take responsibility for the student’s safety. MAINTENANCE Routine repair and replacement work should be requested on forms available from the residence hall staff. When you have a maintenance emergency on your floor, call your RA or RHD. The RA or RHD can contact Maintenance at 8318 on weekdays or 8200 on evenings and weekends.

ROOMMATES Roommates play an integral part in your college experiences. Communication is the key in living with roommates. Your room is the personal living space that you share and use for relaxing, studying, 29


CHECK-IN Be sure you fill out all check-in forms completely. The Room Condition Report is especially important. This report will be checked against the condition of your room when you check out, and you will be financially responsible for any damage not cited on the report. Please report any maintenance or other problems in your room to the hall office immediately so they can be taken care of as soon as possible.

STORAGE No storage of personal belongings is available in the residence halls. If storage is needed, the resident must make other arrangements. TELEPHONES A telephone line has been installed in each student room. The college provides basic service and voice mail, but no long distance. Students provide the telephone and are responsible for obtaining their own long-distance service. Each student receives a campus phone number. The voice-mail system allows students to receive messages even if they choose not to provide a phone to the room. The voice-mail will be emailed to their Wartburg e-mail account in the form of a sound byte. Each student is responsible for the calls made from his or her phone. Students who are found dialing in an unauthorized manner may be referred to the student conduct process or to the appropriate civil authorities.

CHECK-OUT Students will be assessed for all damages (see Damages), improper check-out, and loss of keys. These charges may be appealed in writing. Failure to check out properly will result in a $25 charge. Please follow these steps when checking out:

For Credit Card/Operator-Assisted Calls Dial 9-1-800-telephone number on back of card and follow instructions. For local calls, dial 9-telephone number To dial 800 numbers, dial 9-1-800-telephone number For an emergency, dial 9-911 or 9-352-5400 (local Law Center). VENDING MACHINES Each residence hall is equipped with vending machines in the recreation room. Selections vary, but most contain beverages and snacks or candy.

1. Contact your RA to schedule a check-out time when your room can be checked for damages and cleanliness.

2. Remove all personal belongings.

3. Clean your room, sweep and mop the floor, clean your desk and closet drawers, close and lock the window.

4. Place all garbage in the dumpsters outside the building.

5. Be sure all college-owned furnishings are returned to their original condition (reassemble bed frames, etc.).

6. Sign your check-out forms.

7. Turn in your key(s) to your RA.

ROOM CHANGES Students may request a room change after the first week of the Fall Term. All room changes are done on a space-available basis. Applications are available from your RHD. Room changes cannot take place prior to permission from your RHD. All students who change rooms without permission will be charged $25 for improper check-out and may be required to return to their previous room.

Housing Contractual Conditions The residence halls at Wartburg house more than 1,400 students in eight distinctly different settings, ranging from double-occupancy rooms to group living situations for up to eight persons. HOUSING REQUIREMENT All full-time students must live on campus unless the student is married, has dependents, will be living with parent or legal guardian, is 23 years old by Sept. 1 or has applied and received permission to live off campus. Students who move off campus without permission will continue to be charged for campus room and board.

ROOM OPENINGS A student contracts for a space, not a specific room. The Residential Life Office reserves the right to assign or reassign students. If, during any term, circumstances result in a student being left in a lessthan-fully-occupied room, the student must assume the responsibility of locating a roommate. The 30


The Residence and Löhe Hall. The underlying philosophy of The Residence and Löhe Hall is that of a living-learning environment in which residents come together as a community of scholars to live within a framework that provides for both personal and social awareness. Groups are chosen annually, on the basis of their proposals, by a committee made up of students, faculty, and administrators.

Residential Life Office will assist the student in trying to find a roommate. If a roommate is not located within two weeks of when the under-occupancy began, the Residential Life Office may (1) charge the student the single room rate, (2) move the student to another room, or (3) move someone into the open space. Room change requests must be directed to appropriate residence hall director(s). In all cases, final determination of room assignment rests with the college.

BREAK HOUSING (Vacation) The residence halls close and are generally not available for occupancy during breaks. When leaving for vacations, students should be sure to close and lock windows, unplug electrical appliances, shut off lights, and lock the room door. Students may request permission from the Residential Life Office to stay during Christmas Break, Winter Term Break, and Tour Week. Room charges will be applied during these break periods. Students who meet the following criteria will be allowed to stay over these breaks:

SINGLE ROOMS Students occupying single rooms will pay a 30 percent surcharge of the regular room rate. Students occupying double rooms that are used as a single room for the term will pay a 40 percent surcharge of the regular rate. When the single room is requested, the single room rate will be charged from the date the student begins occupying the room as a single. A student occupying a single room in a Knights Village apartment will be assessed a 25 percent surcharge of the apartment double-room rate. HOUSING SIGN-UP INFORMATION Room selection priority is based on class rank and a random drawing of numbers. All upperclass students who are enrolled full-time at Wartburg are eligible. In order to reserve a room for the coming year, a student must have a $200 deposit on file in the Controller’s Office. This deposit will be refunded to a student for any of the following reasons: • Graduation from Wartburg College • Dismissal from Wartburg College • Completion of the withdrawal process

1. The student lives more than 500 miles from campus.

2. The student is required to stay for academic reasons.

3. The student is required to stay for a campus activity.

4. The student must work on campus.

During Fall Term Break, Thanksgiving Break, and Easter Break, students will be allowed to stay if they sign up by the deadline. There will be no charge for these break periods. ROOM ENTRY Wartburg recognizes students’ rights to privacy in their rooms. However, the college reserves the right to authorize entry of a student’s room under the following circumstances:

Further information will be provided as part of the housing sign-up process. Single rooms. Single rooms have limited availability. These rooms are assigned on a priority based on lottery number. A housing deposit must be paid and a lottery number drawn. Off campus. Students interested in living off campus for any portion of the school year must apply for permission, unless they are exempt from the housing requirement. Applications are available in the Residential Life Office. Permission will be granted on a seniority basis. Only those students with a cumulative grade point of 2.25 or higher will be considered. The number of off-campus students is limited by the college’s commitment to provide a residential environment.

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1. When permission has been granted by the occupant(s). 2. When maintenance requested by the occupant(s) or college personnel is being performed. 3. For routine inspections of rooms for safety, health, and general upkeep purposes upon institutional initiative and preceded by 24 hours written or posted notice to occupant(s).


the hall director may approve the search. After such an occurrence, the hall director should contact the dean of students or the dean’s designee as soon as possible. Such circumstances should be included in writing in the report filed with the Student Life Office. 3. Before a search is conducted, the occupant(s) should be: (a) given the reason for the search and material to be seized; (b) presented a copy of the administrative search form; and (c) informed that any material found may be used in a judicial hearing, in a court of law, or both. If the occupant(s) is not present, the searchers may use their discretion, depending on the urgency of the situation, in determining whether to enter the room. 4. If, in the process of searching for specified material, the searchers should uncover other material indicating illegal activity or violation of college regulations, the material should also be seized. This means that once the specified material has been found, all search activity shall cease. 5. When the search is concluded, the staff should complete the search inventory form, specifying the room searched, names or occupants, staff members authorized to search, and detailed explanation of materials seized and ownership (Form B). This form, together with all materials confiscated by the staff member who is authorized to search, should be forwarded to the dean of students. Entry, search, and seizure by civil officers shall be governed by civil law.

4. When there is perceived imminent danger to the safety, health, or property of occupant(s) or to institutional property. 5. If there is reasonable cause to believe that a student(s) is using his or her room for a purpose in violation of federal, state, or local laws or college regulations. “Reasonable cause” is defined as facts and circumstances sufficiently strong to warrant a reasonable person to believe beyond mere suspicion that the room is being used for such a purpose.

The following procedures are designed to augment the college’s existing policy on “The Right to Privacy.” These procedures do not nullify the existing policy; they are designed to provide guidelines if and when the need to search a student’s room should arise. To implement this policy, the following procedures will be complied with: 1. Involuntary residence hall room searches, except those conducted by the police with a legally obtained search warrant, must be approved by the dean of students or the dean’s designee. Voluntary room searches apply only to that portion of the room the student giving search authorization has control over. Only hall directors and Campus Securtiy, with a witness, may conduct a voluntary search, but may include RAs as witnesses. 2. All room searches, other than those performed by police officers, will be carried out by the college staff. When staff members feel such “reasonable cause” exists, they will complete a search authorization form, specifying the applicant date, room to be searched, occupants, facts and circumstances constituting ”reasonable cause,“ material to be seized, and names of two staff members who will conduct the search (Form A). If the dean of students or the dean’s designee feels such “reasonable cause” does exist, he or she will authorize in writing or by telephone an administrative search. If, at any time, in the judgment of the staff, the circumstances based upon the above statement of “reasonable cause” warrant immediate entry to the student’s room,

General Hall Policies ENFORCEMENT All students are expected to conduct themselves as responsible members of the Wartburg community. Any student may confront inappropriate behavior, policy violations, and/or initiate judicial proceedings through the Student Conduct System. Residential life staff members have the responsibility to enforce college policy. Noncompliance or physical or verbal abuse of staff members will not be tolerated.

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ADVERTISING The following guidelines are designed to help students and organizations in their efforts to publicize activities in the residence halls. 1. Advertisements to be posted in the residence halls must be approved. This approval may be obtained at a residence hall office or the Student Life Office.

2. All advertising in the residence halls must conform to the Wartburg advertising policy.

3. A limit of one sign/poster per floor/house will be approved. For your convenience, the following number of signs/posters may be approved: • Centennial Complex - 15 • Clinton Hall - 10 • Grossmann Hall, Löhe Hall, The Residence - 18 • Manors - 8 • Founders - 3 • Knights Village - 1

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS Live Christmas trees are not permitted in student rooms due to fire safety reasons. Students should exercise caution when decorating for the holiday season. Christmas lights shall be plugged in only when residents are present during the holiday season (Nov. 15–Dec. 15). Common Area Damages In the case of loss or damage to a common area of the building, defined as those areas not assigned to an individual, the cost of repair and/or replacement may be assessed to each resident on a pro-rated basis. Residence hall staff will inventory the condition of the common areas of each building prior to occupancy of the building in the Fall Term. Study or lounge furniture is to stay in the studies or lounges. If it is found in student rooms, a charge will be assessed, and the furniture will be immediately returned. In the event the responsible individual(s) is not found, it is appropriate for the residents to pay such damages, because the floor or house as a community is responsible for the common areas adjacent to the rooms. It would not be fair or appropriate to charge future residents increased room rates because of these damages.

Air conditioners These are not allowed unless you have a written statement from a medical doctor on file in Residential Life Office and the Noah Campus Health Clinic. BICYCLES Bicycles, skateboards, or scooters may be stored in individual student rooms but should not be ridden in hallways. Bikes may not be kept or stored in lounges, hallways, stairways, or other public areas. Care should be taken in the storage of bikes to ensure that the room is not damaged. Campus Security offers free bicycle registration. Bicycle racks are provided outside the residence halls and distirbuted throughout the academic buildings. While bicycles should be locked when unattended, it is not permissable to lock them to railings, trees, sign posts, or anywhere they could hinder access by others.

DAMAGES Residents are responsible for any damages, lost property, or unnecessary service costs caused to the residence halls through accident, neglect, or intent. When more than one resident occupies the same room and responsibility for damage or loss in the room cannot be ascertained by the college, the cost of damage or loss will be divided and assessed equally among the residents of the room. GUEST POLICY Wartburg students are responsible for informing their guests of college rules and policies. Students are also responsible for the behavior of their guests and may be called upon to assist in dealing with inappropriate behavior on the part of such guests. Students are responsible for obtaining visitor parking passes for their guests if they bring a vehicle to campus overnight. Visitor passes are free.

Burning Candles, potpourri pots, incense, etc This is not allowed in the residence halls due to possible fire hazard. Any candle with a burned wick will be viewed as a violation of policy. Soot may also build up on the walls of the room, which would result in your having to pay for additional cleaning and painting at the end of the year.

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NOISE Sound equipment such as radios, stereos, and television sets should be played softly to avoid disturbing other residents. You are encouraged to use headphones during quiet hours. Musical instruments may not be played in residence hall rooms. Under no circumstances may speakers be placed so that music is played out of the windows. If you violate the guidelines, your privilege may be forfeited and your stereo, musical instrument, or television set can be confiscated and stored. Courtesy hours are in effect at all times and residents are expected to be aware that their actions and behavior do affect other community residents. At no time should there be shouting, loud talking, loud music, TV, etc., that would be disruptive to other residents. Quiet hours are in effect Sunday through Thursday, 11 p.m. - 8 a.m.; Friday and Saturday, 2 a.m. - 8 a.m. Individual floors/houses may extend quiet hours if they so desire. During the final exam weeks, there is a 24-hour quiet policy.

and throwing frisbees, water balloons, or balls, are not permitted in or near residence halls due to safety and noise concerns. Skateboarding, rollerblading, scooter or bike riding are not allowed on outside steps, stairways, or inside buildings. Special care should be taken in engaging in activities adjacent to the buildings. LOFTS A loft is defined as an elevated sleeping area constructed of wood or steel that is securely fastened into a single unit. Lofts may be constructed in all residence halls except the North and South Residence, Founders Hall, Knights Village, Grossmann Hall, and Löhe Hall. Lofts must conform to the following guidelines: 1. Lofts must be free-standing and not attached to the wall, ceiling, or floor.

2. Lofts must be placed against a windowless wall and not constructed across an exit.

3. It is recommended for fire safety that a distance of 30 inches be maintained from the top of the mattress to the ceiling.

4. Lofts must be constructed using nuts and bolts or screws rather than nails.

5. Existing bedsprings and mattresses must be incorporated into the loft design.

6. Decorative coverings, tapestries, lights, fans, etc., may not be suspended from the loft or bunk.

7. Ladders are encouraged so that a student can safely get in and out of the loft. College furniture should not be used as a “step stool,” nor as a support for loft construction.

8. Lofts must be completely dismantled and removed from the halls at the end of the academic year. Storage space is not provided for lofts.

9. Original bed frames must be reassembled prior to check-out.

PAINTING Students are not allowed to paint their rooms or any common area of a residence hall. PETS For reasons of health and sanitation, pets/ animals of any type, except fish, are not permitted in any area of the residence halls. Fish-tank capacity may not exceed 30 gallons per room. RESIDENCE HALL ACCESS Residence hall entrance doors are locked during the evening and on weekends. Residents are expected to use their entrance combination or ID to gain access to the building. At no time should this combination be given to anyone. Tampering with or propping open locked doors is prohibited. Emergency exits must only be used for emergencies, and interior fire doors must be closed at all times. No one except maintenance staff is allowed on roofs.

10. Students are responsible for any damage caused by the loft.

ROOM CARE and CLEANING Room care and cleanliness are the responsibility of residents. Rooms must be kept clean for health and safety reasons. Cleaning of common areas is done by custodial staff. Please contact your RHD with any praise or concerns.

The college will not take responsibility for the student’s safety while the loft is in the room. Removal and/or damage charges will be assessed to those who do not follow the stated requirements.

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ROOM DECORATING The Residential Life Office, while encouraging individual expression through room decorations, does have concerns for student safety and damage to college property. Accordingly, the following guidelines should be noted before students begin decorating a room: 1. Residents should not hang items from their ceilings—this includes plants, sheets, netting, etc.

2. Wood paneling is not permitted.

3. Double-sided carpet tape is prohibited.

4. Students are not permitted to put nails, screws, or hooks into woodwork, walls, or ceilings.

5. Decals, bumper stickers, and contact paper may not be affixed to college property.

6. It is recommended that removable adhesive devices be utilized to hang posters and pictures.

7. Dart boards and darts are not permitted in the residence halls.

8. If students have questions regarding the appropriateness of decorations, please contact the RHD.

9. The exterior of room doors and windows are visible to all members of the community. Therefore, residents will be asked to remove any offensive or inappropriate items.

permission to use tables in designated public areas to solicit support for their organization or cause or to sell approved items.

2. Student organizations may receive

4. Some fund raising or purchase of services that benefit the residence hall community and that are done in connection with a residence hall program/activity may be permitted. Residence hall directors shall review and approve these activities.

WATERBEDS Waterbeds or water furnishings are not allowed due to safe weight load regulations. WINDOWS/SCREENS Window screens are not to be removed or tampered with. Students who damage or remove their window screen will be assessed a $25 minimum charge. Windows may not be used to enter or leave the building, nor may materials be thrown from or into the window.

SALES and SOLICITATION The following policy exists to protect the rights of community members to privacy and personal security. Without reasonable regulation, residence hall communities could be subject to a constant barrage of individuals promoting their own or their group’s aims.

VISITATION Visitation hours in the residence halls are 9 a.m.-2 a.m. Members of the opposite sex may be on a floor and in student rooms only during these hours. Main lounges in the residence halls are not subject to these hours. Floors/houses may choose to restrict hours further (see Guest Policy).

11. Antenna and satellite dishes are not to be placed on the exterior of any residence hall.

1. Sales/solicitation on residence hall floors are prohibited except by student organizations.

3. An area is provided in each residence hall for the dissemination of flyers and public information. This information cannot violate the college’s advertising policy.

SMOKING The Iowa Smokefree Air Act prohibits smoking anywhere on campus property, both inside buildings and outside. Smoking in vehicles parked on college property is also prohibited. Chewing tobacco is permitted only in student rooms and outdoors.

10. Possession of stolen road signs or exit signs, barricades, or other public property is a violation of the law. Should discovery of such items occur, it can be reported to local authorities.

Emergency and Safety Procedures KEYS Residents are responsible for their room key(s). Keys may not be given to other individuals. Students should contact their RA immediately when keys are lost. Lost keys will result in a lock change and a $35 charge per key. 35


systems can present fire and safety hazards. Use of electrical “octopi� (multiple-head plugs) to obtain a greater number of outlets can result in the overloading of circuits and cause fire. The use of light extension cords should be kept to a minimum. We highly recommend that students purchase a UL-approved multiple outlet that contains its own fuse. Extension cords may not run under carpets, between room furniture, or be hung from ceilings. Refrigerators are not to exceed 5 cubic feet or 1.5 amps. Reasonable standards of sanitation must be followed. Refrigerators must be plugged directly into the wall outlet or into a UL-approved, 3-prong, grounded extension cord containing its own fuse. The refrigerator must be kept in open view and not placed in a closet or other enclosure that restricts adequate ventilation. One microwave oven, not to exceed 1.5-cubicfoot capacity or draw more than 750 watts, is permitted per student room. Microwaves must be plugged directly into the wall outlet or into a UL-approved, 3-prong, grounded extension cord containing its own fuse. Popcorn poppers, coffee pots, and hot pots are allowed. In general, any appliance with an open, exposed heating element and without an automatic shut-off is not to be used in the residence halls. Whenever possible, the college encourages the use of the most energy-efficient appliances (Energy Star).

If students are locked out of their room, they need to contact their RA or the RA on duty to be let into their room. THEFT and LOSSES The college assumes no responsibility for theft, damages, or loss of money, valuables, or personal property. We strongly encourage students to check with their family concerning the extent of coverage under their homeowner/renter insurance policy. The best safeguard against theft is to always keep your door locked. Report all losses to a residential life staff member, who will assist you in contacting Security and the Waverly Police Department. For purposes of insurance claims, it is recommended that a police report be filed with the Police Department. FIRE SAFETY Students are required to evacuate the building whenever an alarm sounds. Upon hearing a fire alarm, exit the building and call Campus Security to report the alarm or fire. Tampering with emergency equipment, such as fire extinguishers, fire alarms, smoke detectors, or emergency exit signs, is prohibited by state law and college policy. Fire drills and fire evacuation instructions for each floor or house are conducted at the start of the year. All students must leave the hall during a drill. Open burning, including candles, is not permitted on campus. Hot plates, broilers, space heaters, ovens, or kerosene heaters are not allowed in rooms due to possible fire hazards. Failure to observe any of the fire safety regulations will result in a minimum fine of $100.

EXPLOSIVES All types of explosives, to include explosive ingredients with potential to create an explosive, are prohibited on campus. Explosives include, but are not limited to, firecrackers and fireworks, gasoline, and any combustible materials. Grills are not allowed inside residence halls. Compressed tanks that contain fuel for gas grills may not be stored on campus. Students found possessing or using any type of explosive will be fined $50.

FIREARMS/WEAPONS As a safety precaution, any firearm (i.e., shotgun, rifle, handgun), air gun, toy firearm or paintball, firearm replica, bows and arrows, ammunition, blade weapons such as swords, sabers, and knives, and other types of potentially dangerous weapons or equipment are not permitted on campus. Storage of firearms and other weapons is available in the Campus Security Office.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DISCOVER OR SUSPECT A FIRE or gas leak:

APPLIANCES The capacity of the electrical system in the residence halls is limited, and overloading these 36

1. Sound the building alarm and leave the building by the nearest exit.

2. Call Campus Security by dialing 8200 or 9999. Give as much information as you can to the Information Center.


WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN ALERTED BY THE ALARM:

1. Keep low to the floor if there is smoke in the room.

2. Feel the metal door knob before opening any doors. If it is hot, don’t open the door. If it isn’t, brace yourself against the door, open it slightly, but if heat or heavy smoke is present, close the door and stay in the room.

3. If you can’t leave the room, seal up the cracks around the door using sheets, pieces of clothing, or whatever is handy. Then hang an object out of the window (bed sheet, jacket, or shirt) to attract the fire department’s attention. If there is a phone in the room, call Campus Security and report that you are trapped. Be sure to give your room number and location.

SEVERE WEATHER

4. Call Campus Security at 9999 as soon as you are away from the building under alarm. Use an emergency phone, phone in a safe building, or cell phone if available.

1. Go to the nearest exit or stairway. If the nearest exit is blocked by smoke, heat, or fire, go to another exit. Close all doors behind you.

2. Go to a higher floor; find a window and signal for help if you enter a fire stair and find it blocked below you.

3. Go back to your room if all exits are blocked. Close the door, wave something out the window, and shout for help.

4. Move quickly in a crouching position to the nearest clear exit if you are trying to escape through a smoke-filled room or corridors. Place a wet towel or wet cloth over your head and face. Breathe through the wet towel by taking short breaths through your nose. Cover your body with something that can be easily discarded if it catches fire.

5. Stand clear of the building after evacuating. Emergency apparatus will be maneuvering around the building. Stay away from the main entrance.

6. Follow the directions of fire and police personnel and residence hall staff.

1. Listen for the siren warning and/or local radio stations. When a storm/tornado warning occurs, be prepared to take cover in the basement of your residence hall. The next best protection may be found on the lowest floor or an interior corridor. Avoid window areas and corridors of one-story buildings.

2. The severe weather take-cover signal is a steady blast or tone for three minutes. Listen to the radio for the “all clear” announcement indicating it is safe to leave the shelter. Be sure to cooperate with all directives from the residence hall staff. Never use the fire alarm for notification of a tornado or storm.

MEDICAL EMERGENCIES IN CASE OF LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY, CHECK THE PATIENT’S AIRWAY PASSAGE, BREATHING, AND CIRCULATION AND CALL 9-911.

HOW TO LEAVE THE BUILDING:

Always try to remain calm. Never try to re-enter a burning building to try and save personal possessions.

Immediately contact a residence hall staff member and the Health and Wellness Center for assistance. Emergencies that are not life-threatening should be referred to the Health and Wellness Center, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., phone 8436. If you are not able to locate a staff member, you may call the Rohlf Clinic directly at 352-4340. Missing Students If there is concern by any staff, faculty or student, that a Wartburg College student is missing, information should be reported immediately to the Director of Campus Security or the Student Life Office. If a student is deemed missing by the Director of Campus Security, he will contact the Waverly Police Department and cooperate with them in an investigation. The student’s contact person, designated by students who are age 18 or older, will be notified. In the case of students under 18, the contact person is deemed to be the parent or legal guardian.

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SAFETY Although Wartburg and the City of Waverly are considered relatively safe places to live, it is important for students, as well as the members of the community, to take responsibility for their own safety and well-being. Crime prevention is essentially being aware of your environment and avoiding those situations that could make you vulnerable to crime. We strongly encourage students to use common sense and take steps to ensure the safety and security of their belongings, themselves, and others. Some suggestions:

6. At night, travel in well-lighted areas. Don’t take shortcuts through dark or deserted areas. Avoid walking alone at night.

7. Do not keep large sums of money or items of high monetary value in your room. Avoid advertising your valuables—keep them out of sight in your room.

8. Keep a record of the serial numbers of your personal possessions.

9. Don’t carry large amounts of cash.

10. Never lend your keys to anyone.

1. Lock your door and carry your keys. Do not leave your keys (or any valuables) in your mailbox.

11. Do follow fire safety regulations and be careful when using appliances in your room.

2. Do not open your door to strangers or let strangers into a hall.

3. Do not prop doors open.

4. Do not give your name, address, or phone number to strangers.

5. When going out, let your roommate, a friend, or your RA know where you are going and when you expect to return.

Residence hall staff and Security are concerned and interested in your safety and security. They can help if you have a problem with theft, harassing phone calls, etc. Each residence hall has a staff member “on duty” every evening. The RA on duty is the person to contact if you need assistance and the RA on your floor is not available.

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Wartburg Student Conduct System Students’ Rights and Responsibilities

• Looking at and receiving information from another student’s paper during an examination. • Looking at and using notes during an examination when not specifically permitted.

Students are expected to conduct themselves as mature members of the college community, respecting the rights of others and making use of educational opportunities. Standards have been established for scholarship, personal conduct, and campus life. These standards have been created to provide an environment that encourages learning and Christian values. Some of the standards exist because the college is part of the larger community and is governed by federal, state, and local laws. The college is not a sanctuary from civil authority. All students at Wartburg have the responsibility to respect the rights of others. In addition, students are committed to the academic Honor Code as approved and distributed by Student Senate. First-year students sign the Wartburg Honor Code during opening days as a public recognition of the community values of Wartburg College.

• Mistreatment of the amount or type of work done. TENDERING OF INFORMATION • Giving your work to another student to be copied. • Providing answers to another person for exam questions before, after, or during an exam. • Giving or selling a term paper or any work that is to be handed in to the instructor. PLAGIARISM • Copying homework from a text to hand in for a grade. • Quoting text or other works on an exam, term paper, or homework without citations. • Handing in a paper purchased from a research service. • Retyping someone’s paper and handing it in as your own.

Academic Conduct

• Incorrectly citing resources for written assignments.

The professor has full authority in determining the action to be taken in case of academic dishonesty. He/she will meet with the student to review possible academic conduct violations. The Student Honor Council may also be asked by the professor to review the case. Some of the following actions are possible: the professor may fail the student in the course; the student may be given a failing grade on the examination or assignment; the student’s grade may be lowered on the examination or assignment; or the student may be required to take another examination or do the assignment over. In addition to whatever action a professor may take, the dean of the faculty, after consultation with the professor, may suspend or dismiss a student for committing an act of academic dishonesty.

COLLUSION • Planning with one or more students to commit any form of academic dishonesty. • Giving your term paper or any other work to another student whom you suspect will plagiarize it. • Unauthorized collaboration of aid in any academic work. MISREPRESENTATION • Having another student do your work for you. • Lying to your professor to increase your grade. • Having another student take an exam for you.

EXAMPLES OF ACADEMIC DISHONESTY ARE:

• Submitting the same work for a grade in two different courses without permission from the course instructors.

CHEATING • Copying homework assignments from another student.

• Misrepresentation of the amount or type of work done.

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outlined in this Student Handbook and the Residence Hall Contract):

• Altering a graded work after it has been returned, and then submitting it for regrading without the instructor’s knowledge. BRIBERY • Offering money or any item or service to a faculty member or another person to gain academic advantage for yourself or another student. ABETTING DISHONESTY • Observing cheating on an examination without reporting it to the faculty member. • Passing answers for a test from one student to another via any mode of communication. (e.g. texting, online communities such as Facebook, etc.) • Knowing about plagiarism by another student on a paper without reporting it to a faculty member. • Assisting a student in buying a paper from a research service.

Social Conduct I.

PURPOSE OF THE CONDUCT SYSTEM

The Student Conduct System at Wartburg College has been established to provide a process through which students, faculty, and staff can function productively as a college community. Student involvement is essential in the conduct process. The Student Conduct System provides a process to hear and decide matters of nonacademic misconduct as defined by institutional regulations and published rules. Policies have been established in the interest of achieving educational goals and guaranteeing the broadest range of freedom to each member of the community. These policies limit some activities and prohibit certain behavior. In an attempt to inform students about appropriate behaviors, general information related to conduct proceedings (violations and sanctions) may be reported periodically.

1. Knowingly providing false information to college officials on a college-related matter, including a conduct investigation or hearing, with the intent to deceive.

2. Intentional obstruction of college officials or employees attempting to carry out their responsibilities and duties. This would include failing to comply with a college employee’s reasonable requests or directions.

3. Physical, verbal, written abuse, or harrassment of any person on college property or at collegesponsored events, or conduct that threatens or endangers the health or safety of that person.

4. Sexual harassment or assault of any member or visitor to the college (see Student Handbook section covering sexual misconduct).

5. Theft, vandalism, or unauthorized use of property or services on college property or at college-sponsored events.

6. Disorderly or obscene conduct on college property or at college-sponsored events.

7. Use, possession, sale, distribution or in presence of narcotic or dangerous and illegal drugs (see Student Handbook sections covering alcohol and drugs).

8. Use or possession of explosives, firecrackers, or firearms on college property.

9. Misuse of or tampering with fire alarm systems or other safety and security equipment.

10. Illegal gambling, as defined by the State of Iowa and federal law, which adversely affects an individual or individuals, with the exception of raffles approved by the college and permitted by the State of Iowa. 11. Conduct that adversely affects the student’s ability to be a contributing member of the academic and residential community.

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12. Failure to observe sanctions imposed through the established college judicial process.

A. All members of the Wartburg community have the responsibility for adhering to all local, state, and federal laws. The college will not protect members of the community from the consequences of violation of these statutes.

13. Violation of rules, procedures, and policies governing college-owned facilities. 14. Violation of rules, procedures, and policies, stated in the current catalog, Student Handbook, or other current official publications or notices.

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The procedures employed by the Student Conduct System are a part of the educational process and are designed to help students determine appropriate behavior in the college community. There is a fundamental difference between the nature of student discipline and civil law. Student discipline must be consistent with the educational mission of the institution. The conduct procedures provide for a fair hearing and an appeal. The procedures and sanctions are not meant to resemble those used in a civil judicial process. A wide range of sanctions is available to the board or administrator who hears the case. Disciplinary actions, taken in a manner that promotes student growth and understanding, attempt to hold students accountable for their behavior. Punitive measures are not necessarily the primary focus. Wartburg College, through the conduct system, articulates the ethical precepts that support the behavioral expectations of the community.

to be heard. Five members constitute a quorum. B. Campus Appeals Board (CAB)

1. Purpose CAB considers appeals from the SCB hearings.

2. Composition and Selection CAB shall consist of three faculty members and four students. The faculty members will be appointed by the college president. Student members representing each class will be appointed by the Student Senate.

3. Organization CAB will be called together by the vice president for student life, who will serve as the adviser on matters of training, organization, and procedure. The vice president for student life will convene the board on receipt of an appeal. Five members will constitute a quorum. A CAB chair will be elected by the members from among the CAB faculty representatives. 4. Removal and Vacancies Any CAB member who, in the judgment of a majority of its members, has a conflict of interest in the case shall be temporarily removed from the board.

II. STRUCTURE OF THE SYSTEM

A. Student Conduct Board (SCB) Hearing

1. Purpose The SCB may consider any disciplinary matters involving the student as a citizen on campus and in the Waverly community.

2. Composition and Selection The SCB shall consist of as many as 10 students with alternates as needed. A hearing panel shall consist of five students. SCB should be composed of members from each class year. Selection of the SCB will be determined from a pool of candidates to which all students are eligible. Recommendations from faculty and staff will be taken into account and interviews will be conducted as needed. Final selection will be determined by a committee made of returning SCB members and the adviser.

Individuals serving on the Campus Appeals Board need not be disqualified because they have a superficial knowledge of the back足ground of the case or because they may know the participants.

3. Organization The SCB will be convened by the assistant director of resident life. The assistant director of residential life will serve as the adviser on matters of training, organization, and procedure. The adviser and SCB will select one or two member(s) to serve as the chairperson(s) who will convene the board upon request of case

Any CAB member who, in the judgment of a majority of its members, has violated the ethical standards of the conduct system, has failed to complete the duties of a member of the board, or has been involved in a major violation of college policies will be permanently removed from the board. Temporary vacancies will not be filled. Permanent vacancies will be filled by the same selection process used for selecting original members.

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1. Purpose The administrative hearing may consider any disciplinary matters involving the student as a citizen on campus and in the Waverly community.


An administrative hearing may replace an SCB hearing: (a) if the board cannot function due to the nature of the college calendar; or (b) if the vice president for student life or assistant dean of student life decides a violation warrants immediate action due to the confidentiality, sensitivity, or the severity of the incident.

life prior to the hearing. Students living on campus will be required to vacate their residence within a time period designated by the vice president for student life. A report of violation of college policy covered by local, state, or federal law also may result in a student being charged.

2. Composition and Selection The vice president for student life, director of residential life, or their designee will conduct all administrative hearings.

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If an administrator has a conflict of interest, it may be requested that either the Student Conduct Board or another administrator handle the hearing.

D. Administrative Appeal

REVIEW OF THE COMPLAINT

The Vice President for student life or the director of residential life or their designee shall make a preliminary investigation and may attempt to dispose of the charges by mutual consent without the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. If there is uncertainty or dispute concerning the charges and/or sanctions, the case shall be taken to the SCB or to the appropriate administrator.

An administrative appeal may occur upon the request of the student(s) against whom the complaint is filed; in the event an administrative hearing was held. Administrative appeals will be heard by the vice president of student life or designee. In select cases, the vice president for student life or designee may assign the jurisdiction for the appeal to the Campus Appeals Board, particularly when a conflict of interest may be involved.

III. NOTIFICATION OF INVOLVED PARTIES Formal disciplinary proceedings will begin immediately after the incident report form or written documentation has been received and reviewed. The charges will be presented to the charged student(s) in writing, and a meeting date will be set. The charged student(s) must respond within three days to the Student Life Office or designee. E-mail is an official form of college communication.

Furthermore, an administrative appeal may replace a Campus Appeals Board hearing. This may occur if the board cannot function due to the nature of the college calendar, or if the vice president for student life decides the violation warrants immediate action due to confidentiality or due to the severity of the incident.

IV. THE HEARING PROCESS

A. Rights and Responsibilities of the Complainant and the Charged Student

1. The charged student and the complainant (if there is one) may request a person of their choice to be present at the hearing. This person must be a member of the Wartburg community and may not participate in the hearing. The chairperson of the conduct board or the administrative hearing officer must be present at the hearing.

2. The charged student, the complainant, SCB, or administrative hearing officer may request the presence of witnesses. A witness shall be defined as a person with factual knowledge concerning the incident. The chairperson of the conduct board or adminstrative hearing officer must be notified of all witnesses at least one day prior to the hearing.

Procedure I.

FILING A COMPLAINT

Any student, faculty member, staff member, or administrator may report a violation of college policy against a student. The charges must be filed on either an incident report form, security report, or documented in written form. Incident Report forms are available from any residence hall director or from the Student Life Office. Students who are charged with behavior threatening or contrary to the policies and lifestyles of the Wartburg community may be subject to an interim suspension by the vice president for student 42


3. If the charged student or complainant fails to appear at the scheduled time of the hearing, the Student Conduct Board or administrative hearing officer will hear and determine, if possible, the matter in the student’s absence and be notified of the decision.

growth and understanding. The sanction should not be perceived solely as a penalty for misconduct. Although sanctions will be dealt with on an individual basis and are designed to hold student(s) accountable for their behavior, some choices include, but are not limited to:

B. Steps of the Hearing

These procedures provide the guidelines to be followed in all hearings. These guidelines are designed to provide order and fairness to all persons involved.

1. The SCB chairperson or administrative hearing officer introduces all persons present.

2. The chairperson or administrative hearing officer explains the hearing procedures.

3. The date of the incident and charges are read and explained as needed.

4. The chairperson or administrator excuses all witnesses.

5. SCB members or adminstrative hearing officer questions the complainant and charged student(s).

6. The witnesses re-enter when called to be questioned as needed.

7. The chairperson or administrative hearing officer informs the charged student(s) as to when they will be notified of the decision.

• Letter of Warning A written reprimand warning that another violation, within a certain period of time, will result in more severe action. A copy will be placed in the student’s file in the Student Life Office.

• Monetary Fine A monetary charge ranging from $50 to $300 may be fined to the student(s) involved and used for educational purposes.

• Educational Sanction Participation in a group or activity, designed to further the participants understanding of self and the issues involved, and acceptance of the college’s positions and needs.

• Payment of Damages Restitution for the cost of any damages, including labor costs. This might be assessed by requiring campus work under the supervision of the Student Life Office.

• Community Time Required community service supervised by the Student Life Office or its designee.

• Residence Hall Restrictions Changing place of residence, possibly moving off campus. In addition, the student may be prohibited from visiting a particular floor, house, or hall. If removed from the hall, the student will receive no refund for room costs. However, the student would receive a refund for board costs if he/she chooses not to participate in the board plan.

• Social Probation A probationary period of time lasting from one term up to the remainder of the student’s enrollment at Wartburg. If the student is found to be responsible for another violation of college policy during this time, further disciplinary action will be taken and may include loss of housing privileges on campus or suspension.

8. The charged student(s) are excused.

V. DECISION PROCESS

A. Determination of Responsibilities

1. If the charged student(s) is found not responsible for the complaint, the case will be dismissed.

2. If the charged student(s) is found responsible for the complaint, the SCB or the administrative hearing officer will deliberate and determine the sanctions.

3. All decisions through SCB will be reached by a majority vote. If the majority feels that no decision should be or can be made, the case is dismissed.

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• Disciplinary Probation A probationary period of time lasting from one term up to the remainder of the student’s enrollment at Wartburg. This could exclude participating in extracurricular activities of the college for that period of time. This could make the student ineligible for intercollegiate or intramural competition, campus offices, and/or organization membership. If the student is found to be responsible for another violation of college policy during this time, further disciplinary action will be taken and may include suspension.

An appeal will be heard based on

1. w  hether the original hearing was conducted in a fair manner;

2. t he evidence was substantial enough to warrant a decision against the student(s);

3. t he sanction imposed was in keeping with the seriousness of the violation and prior conduct record of the student(s).

The appeal hearing shall be limited to a review of the original incident report or written documentation, decision letters, and written justification of the appeal.

As a point of clarity, CAB may request additional infor­mation and recess for a maximum of five class days or until that information is made available, whichever comes first.

CAB may revise or dismiss the originally stated sanctions.

VI. NOTIFICATION

The charged student will be notified in writing of the decision. This notification will include the decision, any sanctions with deadlines, and an explanation of the appeal process.

CAB decisions will be reached by a majority vote and are final.

D. If, in the opinion of the administrative appeal hearing officer, the appeal lacks merit, he/she may refuse to accept it.

• Suspension Suspension from Wartburg College for a period of time.

• Expulsion Permanent dismissal from the college.

VII. APPEALING A DECISION

A. In the interests of due process, decisions made or through administrative hearings by the SCB may be appealed to the Campus Appeals Board or through administrative appeal. B. The charged student or the complainant may file an appeal. The right of appeal does not entitle a student to a full rehearing of the case. A written justification for the appeal must be filed with the vice president for student life or designee within two days of the written announcement of the decision.

The vice president for student life or designee must notify the chairperson of the SCB or the person who conducted the administrative hearing that an appeal has been filed.

An appeal will be heard based on whether:

1. the original hearing was conducted in a fair manner;

2. the evidence was substantial enough to warrant a decision against the student(s);

3. the sanction imposed was in keeping with the seriousness of the violation and prior conduct record of the student(s).

All materials relative to the case will be reviewed—the incident report or written documentation, decision letters, and the written justification of the appeal.

The administrative appeal hearing officer may conduct personal interviews with both the complaint and the charged student(s).

The administrative appeal hearing officer may revise or dismiss the originally stated sanctions.

Decisions made through administrative appeal are final.

C. If, in the opinion of CAB, the appeal lacks merit, the board may refuse to accept it.

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Aids, HIV-Positive Policy by medical diagnoses and appropriate medical consultation, based on current HIV/AIDS information.

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is a complex disorder marked by a breakdown in the body’s immune system that leaves the person defenseless against a host of life-threatening infections. The consensus among medical researchers is that the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS, is a very fragile one that is not transmitted by casual contact, even in family settings. There is currently no medical evidence that the virus is transmitted through the air, in food, or by contact with surfaces handled by people who are HIV-positive. Further, although the HIV has been found in various body fluids, current available epidemiologic data does not indicate that the virus can be transmitted by saliva, sweat, or tears. The most frequent means of transmission are through intimate sexual contact, the sharing of hypodermic needles, or by direct infusion of infected blood or blood products. Two things are known from the research on the transmission and progression of AIDS: First, AIDS is a fatal disease with devastating progression into the lives of individuals whose AIDS-defining illness cannot be reversed once it has begun. Secondly, because of its limited and peculiar modes of transmission, the intrusion of HIV into the uninfected population may be reduced if appropriate precautionary measures are taken. Current information about HIV infection does not ordinarily justify or require warning others of the presence of an individual who is HIV-positive or has an AIDS-defining illness. It is hoped that the following institutional policy statement and guidelines, based on the best available medical information, will facilitate a reasoned response to this serious public health challenge.

Guidelines Determinations: The following policy and guidelines will be in effect where there is a medical risk to individuals who are HIV-positive, to those with an AIDS-defining illness, and/or to others. A person’s HIV/AIDS status will be determined according to the Centers for Disease Control’s definition of HIV/ AIDS currently in effect at the time a case is being reviewed by appropriate medical consultants and college decision-making personnel. Should it be determined by medical testing and evaluation that a person is HIV-positive or has an AIDS-defining illness, and is an employee, with the consent of the individual, the vice president for administration will be informed. If that person is a student, and with the consent of the student, the vice president for student life will be informed. In the absence of consent, the responsibility to protect the confidentiality of information is superceded by the necessity to protect others only in circumstances involving a very clear and specific risk to specific other people. Following consultation with the HIV-positive individual and appropriate college and medical personnel, a decision regarding risk to self or others will be made on a case-by-case basis by the appropriate vice president, as defined in the preceding paragraph. In the event the parties involved find the decision unfavorable, they may request a review of the decision with the President’s Council. Personnel policies: The same benefits, sick leave, and vacation will be accorded people who are HIV-positive or have an AIDS-defining illness as with any other medical condition. Similarly, the same standards of job expectation and procedures of performance evaluation will be accorded staff and faculty members who are HIV-positive or have an AIDS-defining illness, as with any other medical condition. Confidentiality: It is the policy of the college to treat medical information about students, faculty, and staff in strict confidence. The college will not alter this commitment with respect to the medical records of individuals who are HIV-positive or have an AIDS-defining illness. The affected individual

Policy Statement Consistent with the general policy of the college not to discriminate, the college will take appropriate steps to promote the safety and welfare of all students, faculty and staff, including those individuals who are HIV-positive and those with an AIDS-defining illness. These individuals will be allowed to continue with their normal college activities in the same manner as people with other medical conditions, except in situations where there is a medical risk to themselves or others. Risk will be determined 45


for staff, sexual health education programs for students, and the development and distribution of informational pamphlets on a variety of topics. Both offices will, upon request, make confidential referrals for students, staff, and faculty to outside agencies. A counselor at the Counseling Center is available to students for individual and/or group counseling. Additional Information: Students, faculty, and staff who seek additional information regarding the implementation of the college’s guidelines and policy on HIV and AIDS or who seek education or counseling on this issue may contact as appropriate:

may choose to release such information. Disclosure of information about these individuals at the college will be limited to those who need to know in order to reasonably accommodate the affected individuals. Disclosure or dissemination of information will be made only with the approval of or by the individual who is HIV-positive or has an AIDS-defining illness or at the direction of the president of the college. Except to the extent that disclosure may be required by law, the college will not disclose information to individuals or entities outside the college. Health Service: The Noah Campus Health Clinic does not have the resources to provide comprehensive health services to people who are HIV-positive or have an AIDS-defining illness. Such individuals will be referred to a medical facility or other sites for testing and/or to the appropriate medical centers for education, consultation, and/ or treatment. The Noah Campus Health Clinic will attempt to remain abreast of current medical information pertaining to AIDS and disseminate information as appropriate. Education and Counseling: The college has an education and counseling program through the Noah Campus Health Clinic and the Counseling Center. The program includes in-service training

Director of Noah Campus Health Clinic . . . . . . 319-352-8437 Director of Counseling Services .. . . . . . . . . . . . . 319-352-8539 Vice President for Administration .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319-352-8276 Vice President for Student Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319-352-8745 President of Wartburg College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 319-352-8450

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Alcohol And other drugs Policy State and Local Government Requirements

Advertising off‑campus parties is not allowed on campus. College vehicles may not be used to transport students to or from an off‑campus party.

Wartburg College will enforce all state and local government policies concerning the consumption of alcoholic beverages. The sale of alcoholic beverages is not permitted by any organization, person, or group on the Wartburg campus. Only students who have attained the legal drinking age of 21 years of age may possess or consume alcoholic beverages by following federal, state, and local laws as well as Wartburg requrirements. Clinton Hall and the Centennial Complex are alcohol-free buildings. Under no circumstances is alcohol to be present in these buildings.

Violation Descriptions Minor Violations Student exhibits any of the following behaviors: • underage possession or consumption of alcohol • possession of opened container in public/nondesignated areas (any age) • promotion of events where alcohol is the primary focus • display of alcohol-related materials in windows or area outside residence hall rooms • possession or presence of empty, full, or partially full alcohol containers in underage room • possession or presence of empty, full, or partially full alcohol containers in any room where an underage student is present • use of false identifications while on campus in order to consume alcohol and avoid detection by college staff • manufacturing false identifications for use by others or self • participation in transportation of a keg to campus and/or anywhere on campus (any age) • transportation of alcohol without any attempt to place alcohol in opaque container (any age

Wartburg College Requirements As mature members of the college community, Wartburg students are expected to take responsibility for their behavior and respect the rights of others. Public intoxication and abusive or disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. A student may be charged with an alcohol violation even if the student does not have alcohol in his or her possession at that time. Charges that a student has violated the policy may be filed by students, faculty, staff, or administrators and should be submitted to the director of residential life. Violations will be handled by a college administrator or the college Student Conduct System. Possession or consumption of alcohol is prohibited on all campus property unless: A. For students 21 years of age or older, who may possess and consume alcohol in their residence hall room if that hall is not prohibited from such activity. B. It is a college sanctioned event approved by the president or a vice president. Alcoholic beverages may be transported to and from rooms only in sealed containers. Kegs of beer or other large quantities or common source containers of alcohol are not allowed on campus. Organizations that receive budgetary support from the college or organizations that solicit funds for the purpose of college activities are not allowed to use the funds to purchase alcoholic beverages.

Significant Violations Student exhibits any of the following behaviors due to alcohol consumption: • disorderly conduct • physical violence • verbal disruption or abuse • staggering • public intoxication, vomiting (but coherent and conscious) • permitting others (students or guests) to use assigned room to violate the alcohol policy • serving and/or providing alcohol to a person or persons not of legal age • repeated minor violations

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Severe Violations Student exhibits any of the following behaviors due to alcohol consumption: • vomiting and incoherent • unconscious • needing or receiving medical attention (including treatment by EMTs and/or transportation or hospital or “detox”) • loss of bodily functions or memory loss • possession of a keg or other bulk or commonsource container • supplying or assisting a minor in any way to obtain alcohol • illegal sale of alcohol • repeated minor or significant alcohol violations

• Decrease in housing priority or relocation • Participation in an activity to further the participant’s understanding of self and the issues involved, and acceptance of the college’s positions and needs • Suspension

Explanation of Typical Sanctions In addition to choices of sanctions listed on page 42, the following sanctions relate to alcohol violations: Alcohol 101 Workshop A two-hour education workshop facilitated by a counselor in the Pathways Center.

Consequences

Off-campus Drug and Alcohol Education Coordinator Specific risk reduction program provided by an off-campus coordinator of alcohol and drug education that includes chemical use self-assessment and the development of strategies to stop or decrease the use of alcohol at the student’s expense.

The following consequences may be imposed on a student found in violation of the college’s alcohol policy depending upon the severity or frequency of the offense. Minor Violations • A fine ranging from $50 to $300 • Student Life Office notified of violation(s) • Referral to Alcohol 101 workshop • Letter of warning to parents, coaches, academic or co-curricular adviser • Referral to off-campus alcohol or drug education program • Social probation • Decrease in housing priority or relocation • Participation in an activity to further the particpant’s understanding of self and the issues involved, and acceptance of the college’s positions and needs

Alcohol and/or orther drugs Fines Alcohol fines must be paid to the Controller’s Office by the date specified in a student’s sanction letter. Any unpaid fines will be added to the student’s account and may result in further disciplinary hearings. $150 fine — In lieu of $100 of the fine, the student may perform 20 hours of community service at a site approved by the assistant director of student life or assistant director of residential life. The student must pay the remaining $50 fine. $200 fine — In lieu of $100 of the fine, the student may perform 20 hours of community service at a site approved by the assistant director of student life or assistant director of residential life. The student must pay the remaining $100 fine. $300 fine — In lieu of $100 of the fine, the student may perform 20 hours of community service at a site approved by the assistant director of student life or assistant director of residential life. The student must pay the remaining $200 fine. Money collected from students for violation of the college’s alcohol policy will be deposited into the

significant or Severe Violations • A fine ranging from $75 to $300 • Meet with Student Life Staff member to review alcohol policies • Letter of warning to parents, coaches, academic or co-curricular adviser • Referral to an off-campus alcohol or drug education program and approval by the Director of Counseling Services for continued enrollment • Social probation

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Cancellation Policy It is very unlikely that Wartburg College, a residential college, will cancel classes due to severe weather. However, if the need arises, the cancellation will be announced on radio stations KWAY-FM (Waverly, 99.3) and KUNI-FM (Cedar Falls, 90.9 ) and to television channels KGAN-TV 2 (Cedar Rapids), KWWL-TV 7 (Waterloo), and KCRG-TV 9 (Cedar Rapids) and through campus e-mail which can be accessed through the Wartburg College Web site (www.wartburg.edu). Every attempt will be made to cancel classes between 6 and 6:30 a.m. on a weekday and before 5 p.m. on Sunday. In the event of severe weather prior to an official college break or the end of a term that creates dangerous driving conditions, the college may keep residence halls open until it is safe to travel. This information will be communicated to students via the Wartburg College Web site and e-mail. It is unlikely that classes will be canceled or the college closed for weather. If a student, staff member, or faculty is concerned about his or her safety, please rely on your own judgment regarding travel. During severe weather, it is up to all of us to provide for our safety.

2.1 The VPAA will contact the director of communication and marketing who will contact: (a) the appropriate radio and television stations (b) the campus telephone operator, and (c) send an e-mail message to faculty, staff, and students regarding the cancellation (d) place an emergency notice on the Wartburg College home page 2.2 The VPAA will contact the vice president for institutional advancement, vice president for enrollment management, vice president for administration, vice president for student life, head of security, and head of maintenance announcing the college closing. 3. In the event of severe weather (snow, ice, tornado, etc.) prior to an official college break or the end of a term that creates dangerous driving conditions, the vice president for student life and the director of security will determine if driving conditions are such that residence halls should remain open. Once this consultation is done, the vice president for student life will contact the president for a final decision.

Weather Procedures 1. If, however, weather is severe when students are returning to campus after a break (not simply a weekend) or there is an emergency such as a tornado damage to campus, flood, etc., the following procedures will be used:

1.1 The vice president for academic affairs (VPAA) will contact the head of maintenance and the head of security to determine the nature of the problem. If this is a weekend and a decision is being made on Sunday, the consultation should occur around noon. If the storm is coming late afternoon or evening, there should not be a need to cancel. If the decision is being made on a weekday, the consultation should occur before 6 a.m. 1.2 Once that consultation is done, the VPAA will contact the president for a final decision.

2. If the president and VPAA determine that a weather cancellation is appropriate, the following will occur:

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3.1 Assignments to residence halls during such a weather emergency shall be the responsibility of the vice president for student life or designee. 3.2 Housing shall remain available to students until the storm has passed and roadways are once again safe. The vice president for student life (or designee) and the director of security will determine when housing will be closed. 3.3 Students will be notified by the director of communication and marketing that housing is available and travel is hazardous. 3.4 An emergency announcement will be linked to the Wartburg College home page and, to the extent possible, families will be notified via e-mail through the Alumni and Parent Programs Office.


Computing Policy General Policy Computer use is encouraged among Wartburg College faculty, staff, and students for purposes consistent with the stated mission of the college. Wartburg College is dedicated to challenging and nurturing students for lives of leadership and service as a spirited expression of their faith and learning. As a consequence, Wartburg computing resources are to be used in an ethical, courteous, and fair manner for the following purposes:

• class assignments

• academic research and investigation

• computing for personal and professional advancement

• administrative and instructional support

• staff and faculty consulting subject to provisions contained in relevant personnel policy

Use of Wartburg College computing facilities is restricted to current employees and students to ensure compliance with acceptable use policies of the Internet and maintain the security of network, academic, and administrative computing systems. On a case-by-case basis, the director of information technology services (ITS) may grant access to individuals employed by nonprofit agencies, family members of Wartburg employees, or retirees. ITS personnel routinely monitor system resources, such as processor performance, network utilization, and disk space, to ensure system security and integrity. Anyone using shared computing facilities at Wartburg College implicitly consents to such monitoring by authorized personnel. The Wartburg Information Network (WINnet) includes campus-based computer systems, local-area networks, telecommunications equipment, and the high-speed network linking the campus to the worldwide Internet. Wartburg computer users must not engage in unauthorized or inappropriate conduct on the Internet or WINnet facilities. Examples of such activities include:

• Using WINnet facilities to crack or access systems, whether on or off campus, in an unauthorized or inappropriate manner.

• Using WINnet facilities to engage in illegal or criminal activities.

• Using WINnet facilities to threaten or harass another person.

• Attempting to read or access another person’s electronic mail or other protected files.

• Copying or distributing software in violation of copyright laws, license agreements, and intellectual property as outlined in the Copyright Law of the United States of America, in Title 17 of the United States Code. Additional information is available at: http:// www.loc.gov/copyright/

• Establishing World Wide Web servers and pages on the campus network for external access without authorization.

• Knowingly distributing or actively developing a computer virus, worm or Trojan Horse.

• Repeated use of WINnet facilities in a discourteous manner including:

• using excessive amounts of system resources (e.g., CPU time, disk space, or network bandwidth), thereby preventing access by other users;

• consuming excessive volumes of printing resources;

• sending unwelcome electronic mail messages (spam) and posting information to electronic discussion groups that are inappropriate or irrelevant to the intended subject area;

• disturbing others while using public access computing laboratories;

• refusing to yield workstations in public labs to users for activities of higher priority.

Violation of these policies constitutes computer abuse, and disciplinary actions for students will be governed by the Wartburg Student Conduct System. Computer abuse by Wartburg College employees may be grounds for disciplinary action, up to and

• Using or sharing another person’s login ID to access computing facilities at Wartburg or another Internet facility. This includes permitting others to use your own login ID.

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Intellectual Property and Copyright Ownership Under copyright law, works developed by faculty during the course of their employment belong to the college. However, the college encourages dissemination of scholarly work and expressly disclaims ownership of works by faculty except for cases where the college enters into a written agreement and/or invests extraordinary resources. In the case of works developed by administrative and support staff, the college likewise disclaims copyright ownership except for cases where the college enters into a written agreement and/or invests extraordinary resources.

including termination of employment. ITS’ role in the process will be to call attention to the situation, gather and validate pertinent information, and forward the information to the appropriate dean or vice president. If abusive or discourteous use is traced to an off-campus Internet host, remote system administrators shall be contacted immediately. Violations of courtesy are to be referred to the director of ITS or designee. Electronic Mail System administrators are expected to treat the contents of electronic files as private and confidential. Inspection of electronic files and electronic mail, and any action based upon such inspection, will be governed by all applicable U. S. and Iowa laws. The Wartburg community is advised that all files stored on main systems, including electronic mail, are backed-up regularly and may be subject to subpoena. Wartburg College expressly permits electronic mail for personal, not-for-profit use, but such use must be legal and must not interfere with the work of other faculty, staff, or students.

Effective July 1, 1996 Revised and Approved February 2002

Copyright Infringement Policy DMCA Compliance Policy and Notification Agent It is the policy of Wartburg College to promptly process and investigate notices of alleged copyright infringement and take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Title 17, U.S. Code, Section 512 (DMCA). Pursuant to DMCA, Wartburg College has designated an agent to receive notification of alleged copyright infringement occurring on Web pages or computer servers. If you believe that your copyrighted work is being infringed upon a Wartburg College site, please notify our designated agent, preferably by e-mail, at: Administrator: Gary Wipperman Director of Information Technology Services E-mail: gary.wipperman@wartburg.edu

World Wide Web ITS actively maintains a World Wide Web (WWW) server for the Wartburg community. The Communication and Marketing Office holds primary responsibility and authority over Web pages containing official campus information. Wartburg College recognizes the value and potential of publishing on the Internet and so allows and encourages students, staff, and faculty to publish electronic information via the World Wide Web within the guidelines posted on the Wartburg WWW server. Academic and administrative units may create Web pages to carry out the college’s stated mission. Content of these Web pages must be consistent with college publications policy. Individual faculty, staff, and students may create personal Web pages hosted on the campus Web server only after affirming their acceptance of college computing policies and guidelines by signing forms at ITS. A personal page may be in violation if it contains links to pages that violate college policy. Each personal, departmental, and student organization Web page must include appropriate disclaimers as specified in guidelines on file in ITS.

Phone: 319-352-8353 Fax: 319-352-8253 U.S. mail: 1  00 Wartburg Blvd. P.O. Box 1003 Wartburg College Waverly, IA 50677-0903

Contents of Notice DMCA requires that all notices of alleged copyright infringement must be in writing. When informing the designated agent of an alleged copyright infringement, the complainant must:

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1. Identify the copyrighted work that allegedly has been infringed. If multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are involved, please provide a list of the works on that site.

2. Describe the material that is claimed to be infringing and provide sufficient information to permit Wartburg College to locate that material.

3. Provide your contact information, including an address, telephone number, and, if available, an e-mail address.

4. Certify or include a statement that the complainant has a good faith belief that the use of the copyright-protected material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, the owner’s agent, or law.

5. Certify that the information you have provided Wartburg College is accurate. The complainant should attest under penalty of perjury that she/he is authorized to enforce the copyrights that have allegedly have been infringed.

6. Include a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or person authorized to act on behalf of the owner.

will follow the procedures outlined in the DMCA with regard to appropriate notifications of the user and the complaining party, acceptance of counter notifications, and, where indicated, “putback” of the alleged infringing material. Refer to the U.S. Copyright Office for the provisions of the DMCA at http://www.loc.gov/copyright/legislation/dmca.pdf. Repeat Infringers Where it has been clearly established that a Wartburg College user is a repeat offender, Wartburg College may terminate that person’s account. U.S. Copyright Law and Wartburg College Computing Policy Individuals who infringe copyright-protected materials on the Wartburg College network may be subject to discipline. In appropriate circumstances, penalties for violations of the Wartburg College Computing Policy (http://www.wartburg.edu/its/ policy.html) may include, but are not limited to, termination of all computing privileges. Copyright infringement is a violation of federal law and subject to severe civil penalties and sanctions. Copyright infringement can also be a violation of federal criminal law. Thus, every user of the Wartburg College network and Web sites must maintain a basic understanding of copyright law and must comply with the Wartburg College Computing Policy. For more information on U.S. copyright law and DMCA, consult the Web site of the U.S. Copyright Office at http://lcweb.loc.gov/copyright. A variety of circulars and forms, printed or available online, can provide answers and guidance to many copyright questions and issues. The Copyright Office’s Circular 1 (http://www.loc.gov/copyright/circs/circ1.html) has simple, concise explanations and descriptions of what one must do to keep from infringing upon copyrights of others, as well as protecting one’s own creative works. Additional resources are available through the library or through a simple Web search on “copyright.”

Before the complainants allege an infringement, she/he should consult copyright materials to confirm that the use is, in fact, infringing. The U.S. Copyright Office provides basic information online at http:// www.loc.gov/copyright/circs/circ1.html. This can assist you in determining whether an exception or defense, such as fair use, may apply to the use of your copyrighted work. Notice, Takedown, and Putback Procedure Wartburg College expects all users of its system to comply with applicable copyright laws. However, if Wartburg College is notified of a claimed copyright infringement or otherwise becomes aware of facts and circumstances from which infringement is apparent, it will respond appropriately, which may include removing or disabling access to the material that is claimed to be infringing. Wartburg College

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Illegal Drugs College of any criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the work place no later than five days after such conviction. The college will notify the appropriate federal agency within 10 days of having received notice that an employee has had a criminal drug statute conviction for a violation occurring in the workplace. These standards cover all employees, including part time and student.

Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia are not permitted on the Wartburg campus. The college will cooperate with all law enforcement agencies to enforce the laws pertaining to the use and possession of illegal drugs. Violations of this rule will be considered of sufficient seriousness to warrant dismissal from the college. Cases involving alleged student violations of existing drug laws will be heard by the appropriate authorities. Disciplinary actions will be taken following consideration of the circumstances surrounding each individual case.

Applicable Sanctions for Use of Illicit Drugs or Alcohol

Drug-Free Schools Student Information

Any Wartburg College employee determined to have violated the college’s policies regarding unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol will be subject to one of the following actions: 1. Satisfactory participation in an alcohol/drug abuse assistance or rehabilitation program. 2. Disciplinary action up to and including termination and suspension. Student sanctions are described in the Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy, page 46.

The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Acts Amendments of 1989, Public Law 101-226, requires that Wartburg College implement a program to prevent the illicit use of drugs and the abuse of alcohol by students and employees. The purpose of this notice is to share information about: (1) Wartburg College’s standards of conduct regarding illicit drugs and alcohol; (2) A description of applicable legal sanctions under local, state, or federal law; (3) A description of the health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and the abuse of alcohol; (4) A description of available counseling and treatment opportunities; and (5) A statement regarding applicable sanctions for use of illicit drugs or abuse of alcohol.

Legal Sanctions Local, state and federal statutes also clearly prohibit the unlawful possession or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol. Wartburg College sanctions vary depending upon the scope. For full information on the legal sanctions possible in Waverly, the State of Iowa, and the federal government, copies of the applicable laws may be found in the Vogel Library and the Student Life Office. In addition, a student’s federal financial aid may be jeopardized by a drug conviction according to federal statute.

Standards of Conduct Wartburg College is committed to making good faith efforts to maintain a drug-free work place. In addition, Wartburg recognizes that drug use and alcohol abuse are a contradiction to its understanding of community, and that use of illegal drugs and alcohol abuse may impair job performance and judgment, endanger colleagues, and cause physical damage. Accordingly, the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession, or use of illicit drugs and alcohol is prohibited on Wartburg property or as any part of a Wartburg activity. No member of the faculty or staff will be permitted to report to work while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs. In addition, an employee must notify Wartburg

Health Risks Abuse of alcohol and the use of illicit drugs can have a significant impact on physical health. Wartburg College is committed to providing alcohol and drug education in order to help students and employees make informed choices about their behavior. Alcohol is a depressant and when used in excess impairs judgment and motor skills. It is particularly dangerous to operate machinery, including driving a car, while under the influence of 53


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alcohol. Behavior that indicates a need for assistance includes: drinking to cope, drinking often to the point of intoxication, going to class or work while under the influence of alcohol, driving while intoxicated, injuring oneself as a result of drinking, the need to drink more and more to achieve the same effect, showing frequent moodiness without apparent cause, having physical complaints relating to alcohol, relying on alcohol regularly to relieve tension or stress or pain, experiencing blackouts or loss of memory, and denying the possibility of a drinking problem. Drug abuse is using natural and/or synthetic chemical substances for nonmedical reasons to affect the body and its processes (e.g., amphetamines to stay awake when tired), the mind and nervous system (e.g., LSD to experience a change in perceptions), or behavior and feelings (e.g., marijuana to change moods). If you take drugs, you risk accidents, illhealth, dependence, and overdose. Signs of drug abuse include: restlessness, excessive reflex action, “drunkenness,� dilated pupils, drowsiness, talkativeness, irrational behavior, needle marks, and/or possession of drug paraphernalia such as needles and syringes, marijuana holders, bongs, or water pipes.

If you are concerned about yourself or someone you know abusing or using illicit drugs, written information is available from the Health and Wellness Center, Counseling Services, campus pastors, and the dean of students. We are fortunate to have Cedar Valley Mental Health Center and Covenant Clinic Psychiatry in Waverly to provide counseling and assessment. An Alcoholics Anonymous group meets regularly in Waverly. The mental health professionals on campus and within the Waverly community have information and contacts with a variety of drug treatment centers and clinics, detoxification centers, and hospitals that treat patients on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Certain costs associated with treatment programs may be covered by the major medical insurance. For additional information, please contact the Human Resources Office. Questions concerning the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Acts Amendments of 1989 should be referred to the vice president for administration.

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Sexual Harassment Policy The college is deeply concerned about sexual harassment because of the ethical and moral principles involved in discriminatory conduct and also because of the related questions of power and role. Sexual harassment is an illegal form of discrimination under Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964,Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, and Iowa statute. It is the policy of Wartburg College that no member of the college community may sexually harass another. This policy applies to all students, faculty, and staff, as well as vendors and contractors doing business at the college and visitors to the campus. Procedures regarding claims of sexual harassment against students are contained in this Student Handbook; procedures regarding claims of sexual harassment against faculty members are contained in Appendix E of the Faculty Handbook; procedures for claims against staff are contained in Section 2.16 of the Personnel Policy Handbook. Faculty also are concerned that the principles of academic freedom as set forth in section 2.4.1 of the Faculty Handbook not be compromised. To protect academic freedom for them and for students, faculty are expected and allowed to exercise professional judgment in determining appropriate course content and methods of presentation of materials, topics, and discussions germane to the legitimate pedagogical objectives of that course content. Not all workplace or educational conduct that might be described as “harassment” affects the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment or education. For example, a mere utterance of an ethnic, gender-based or racial epithet that creates offensive feelings in an employee or student would not normally affect the terms and conditions of employment or education. Sexual harassment prohibited under Wartburg College policy is classified as follows:

• Quid Pro Quo Harassment: situations where submission to or rejection of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature results in actual or threatened adverse educational or employment action. This type of harassment usually occurs in a context where one person holds some level of authority or power over the other and uses that position to leverage sexual advantage. 55

•H  ostile Environment Harassment: situations in which gender-based conduct has the intent or effect of being sufficiently severe OR pervasive/persistent OR objectively offensive that it could alter the conditions of education or employment. The harasser’s conduct must be unwelcome by the object of the conduct or a third party affected by it. Hostile environments must be both subjectively and objectively offensive. This means a reasonable person must agree that the behavior is objectionable. Determination of whether an environment is “hostile” must be based on all of the circumstances. These circumstances could include, but are not limited to: 1. the frequency, nature, and severity of the conduct;

2. whether the conduct was physically threatening or humiliating;

3. the effect of the conduct on the alleged victim’s mental or emotional state and whether the conduct unreasonably interfered with the alleged victim’s educational or work performance;

4. whether the speech or conduct is protected expression under the First Amendment or deserves the protections of academic freedom.

•R  etaliatory Harassment: situations where any person retaliates by using intimidation, threats, actual violence, ridicule, taunting, bullying, ostracism, or any other method against a person or their property, as a result of that person’s decision to report sexual harassment or seek assistance to remedy gender-based discrimination. Retaliation or discrimination of any kind against anyone filing a complaint of sexual harassment in good faith or participating in the investigation process is prohibited. Such actions will be met by serious consequences and are considered to be as reprehensible as the initial harassment itself.


Examples of Harassment

• A professor suggests that a student have sex with him/her in exchange for a good grade. This is harassment whether or not the student consents to the request.

• A student repeatedly sends sexually oriented jokes on an e-mail list s/he created, even when asked to stop, causing one recipient to avoid the sender on campus and in the residence hall in which they both live.

• Explicit sexual pictures are displayed on the exterior of a residence hall door.

• Two supervisors frequently “rate” several employees’ bodies and sex appeal, commenting suggestively about their clothing and appearance.

• A club or organization requires prospective members to share stories about past sexual experiences.

• A professor makes derogatory remarks about someone’s sexual identity or sexual orientation to illustrate a point.

public forum or jurisdiction other than the college’s internal process, college proceedings will continue to conclusion except under circumstances outlined in the Student Code of Conduct, under the Violations of the Law section in the Student Handbook. Any individual making deceitful allegations will be subject to appropriate sanctions. Direct Resolution Procedure The purpose of the direct resolution procedure is to provide an opportunity to facilitate a mutually acceptable resolution between the parties. This approach does not necessarily involve making a determination that sexual harassment has occurred, and does not always involve identifying the victim to the accused, unless the victim wants to be identified. This process will be professionally and discreetly handled and will follow the steps listed: 1. A person with a sexual harassment complaint may seek advice from any trusted individual (e.g., an academic adviser, coach, college pastor, college counselor, dean of students, dean of the faculty, or director of campus security). This person will then assist the complainant in contacting the Affirmative Action Officer (AAO) or dean of students. A request for direct resolution should be initiated as soon as possible, or at least within the term in which the alleged incident occurred. The Affirmative Action Officer or dean of students may extend this timeline due to extenuating circumstances.

Procedures Regarding Reports of Sexual Harassment All members of the college community not possessing ethical or statutory confidentiality obligations must report sexual harassment about which they have knowledge to their work or program supervisor or other college official. Individuals are encouraged, where possible and appropriate, to attempt to resolve their problem by speaking directly with the harasser or by requesting the assistance of the supervisor or a member of the Student Life staff. Members of the Wartburg College faculty, staff, or student body who believe they have been subjected to unlawful discrimination or harassment may initiate either the direct resolution or the formal complaint procedure to resolve the complaint. Wartburg College is obligated to ensure a thorough and prompt investigation of allegations of sexual harassment, to find a timely resolution, to apply disciplinary sanctions or educational solutions where appropriate, and to provide an institutional appeal process to assure fairness to all parties. These procedures apply to internal processing of any complaint of sexual harassment. Regardless of whether resolution of the complaint is sought in a

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2. The AAO or dean of students will counsel the complainant concerning the options available under the sexual harassment policy. At the complainant’s request the complaint will be handled by direct resolution. A written complaint will be filed with the dean of students or AAO, who will act as an official agent of the college to resolve the matter. The written complaint should include the following information: name, address and phone number of the complainant, nature of the complaint, date and location of the incident, individual(s) involved, evidence on which the complaint is based, and redress sought by the complainant.


3. The AAO or dean of students will inform the accused person(s) of the complaint, actions available under the sexual harassment policy (e.g., warning, educational programming, assisted facilitation) and that retaliation by the accused is strictly prohibited and will result in sanctions. If the complaint warrants, the trusted individual may recommend to the AAO or dean of students actions protecting the privacy of either the complainant or the accused until the process is concluded.

4. The AAO or dean of students will initiate a prompt, thorough, and confidential investigation of the reported incident.

5. The AAO or dean of students will attempt to recommend a solution, acceptable to both the complainant and the accused. If the evidence warrants, the AAO or dean of students may also recommend dismissal of the complaint or referral to a civil or criminal process. If the AAO or dean of students cannot find a mutually acceptable solution or if the accused declines an informal resolution, the complaint may proceed to the formal procedures. Some complaints are about behaviors so severe that some direct resolution options may not be appropriate.

6. The AAO or dean of students will write a summary of the complaint and the results of the direct resolution process and keep it on file. This summary will be used only if the accused has been involved in other incidents of sexual harassment or abuse. This summary will normally be destroyed two years after the respondent is no longer a member of the Wartburg College community.

7. If a complaint cannot be resolved directly by the AAO or dean of students, the complainant may elect to initiate the formal complaint procedure.

Formal Complaint Procedure Complaints against a student should be brought to the assistant dean of students. In most cases formal complaints against a student will be handled using the Student Conduct procedures outlined in the Student Handbook. In particularly severe cases of sexual harassment, including quid pro quo harassment, formal complaints will be handled through the Sexual Misconduct Procedures. Complaints against a staff person should be brought to the director of camps security or the Affirmative Action Officer. Procedures for dealing with claims against staff are contained in the Staff Handbook, and claims against faculty are contained in the Faculty Handbook. When a faculty person is the accused, the complaint should be brought to the department chair or the dean of the faculty. Claims of harassment against a faculty member should be brought to John Myers, director of campus security, or Peter Nash, the affirmative action officer.

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Sexual misconduct Policy Sexual misconduct offenses include, but are not limited to:

Wartburg College enforces a zero-tolerance policy for sexual violence. Members of the Wartburg College community, guests, and visitors have the right to be free from sexual violence and other forms of sexual misconduct. When an allegation of sexual misconduct is brought to the administration and a respondent is found to have violated this policy, serious sanctions will be used to ensure that such actions are never repeated. When members of groups, members of campus organizations, or other individuals act collusively to violate the sexual misconduct policy, they may be charged as a group, and a hearing may proceed against the group as joint respondents. All members of the community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that does not infringe upon the rights of others. The Wartburg College Sexual Misconduct Policy has been developed to reaffirm these principles and to provide recourse for those individuals whose rights have been violated. The policy is intended both as a guide for appropriate sexual communication, sexual responsibility, and sexual respect and as a measure for determining, after the fact, whether behaviors trespass on community values. The Wartburg College Community believes that the welfare of community members is of paramount importance and that it is in the best interest of the community and the victim that as many victims as possible choose to report to college officials. For this reason, Wartburg College offers victims of sexual misconduct immunity from policy violations related to the sexual misconduct incident. Furthermore, the college encourages community members to offer help and assistance to others in need. Sometimes students may hesitate to help others for fear that they may get into trouble (e.g., a student who has been drinking underage might hesitate to take a sexual misconduct victim to Campus Security). Wartburg College provides limited immunity for those who offer help to others in need. While policy violations cannot be overlooked, the college may provide educational options or may impose reduced sanctions in such cases. Intentional false reporting of sexual misconduct is a violation of the Code of Conduct and may also violate state criminal statutes and civil defamation laws.

1. Non-consensual sexual intercourse (or attempts to commit same)

2. Non-consensual sexual contact (or attempts to commit same)

3. Nondisclosure of STD information

4. Sexual exploitation

In most circumstances, Wartburg College will treat attempts to commit any of the following violations as if those attempts had been completed. The requirements of this policy are blind to the sexual orientation of individuals engaging in sexual activity. Use of alcohol or other drugs will never function to excuse an offender’s sexual misconduct.

Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse Non-consensual sexual intercourse is any sexual intercourse, however slight, as defined below:

• Vaginal or anal penetration by a penis, object, tongue, or finger or oral copulation (mouth-togenital contact or genital-to-mouth contact)

• By a man or woman upon a man or woman

• Without effective consent

Non-Consensual Sexual Contact Non-consensual sexual contact is any sexual touching, however slight, with any object or body part, as defined below:

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• Intentional contact with the breasts, groin, or genitals or touching another with any of these body parts or making another person touch the offending party or themselves with or on any of these body parts; any intentional bodily contact in a sexual manner, though not involving contact with/of/by breasts, buttocks, groin, genitals, mouth, or other orifice

• By a man or woman upon a man or woman

• Without effective consent


Understanding “Effective Consent” Effective consent is active, not passive, and can be given only by persons of legal age. Silence, in and of itself, will not be accepted as evidence of consent. Effective consent can be given by words or actions, as long as those words or actions create mutually understandable permission regarding the conditions of sexual activity—with whom, when, where, why, and how sexual activity will take place. Obtaining consent is an ongoing process in any sexual interaction. Sexual consent must be asked for and granted each and every time sexual activity takes place, regardless of previous levels of sexual intimacy between partners. Effective consent cannot be procured by use of physical force, compelling threats, intimidating behavior, or continued pressure to submit after someone makes it clear that they do not want sex, that they want to stop, or that they do not want to go past a certain point of sexual interaction.

• When reasonably possible, the person with whom sexual contact is initiated is responsible for expressing verbally and/or physically her or his willingness or lack of willingness.

• If someone has initially consented but then stops consenting during sexual interaction, she/he should communicate withdrawal verbally and/or through physical resistance. The other individual(s) must stop immediately.

• Any time sexual activity takes place, the individuals involved must be capable of controlling their physical actions and making rational, reasonable decisions about their sexual behavior.

• Sexual intercourse or sexual contact with someone whom you know is mentally or physically incapacitated, or whom you have reason to believe is mentally or physically incapacitated (by alcohol or other drug use, unconsciousness, or blackout), violates this policy.

is a violation of this policy. More information on these drugs can be found at http://www.911rape.org/.

Non-Disclosure of STI Information Anyone who knows he or she has a sexually transmitted infection or disease must disclose that information to a potential sexual partner prior to any sexual activity.

Sexual Exploitation Sexual exploitation is any act involving sexual behavior that places another person in a degrading, exploitative, abusive, or humiliating situation without their consent, and which does not fall under any of the other three sexual misconduct offenses. Examples include placing photographs of a sexual nature involving another member of the campus community on the Internet or making an audio or video recording of any sexual activity and distributing or sharing it with a third party.

Sanction Statement

• This policy also applies to someone whose incapacity results from mental disability, sleep, involuntary physical restraint, or from ingestion of a so-called “date-rape” drug. Possession, use and/or distribution of any such substance, including Rohypnol, Ketomine, GHB, Burundanga, etc., is prohibited, and administering one of these drugs to another student for the purpose of inducing incapacity 59

• Any student found responsible for violating the policy on Non-Consensual Sexual Intercourse will receive a recommended sanction of suspension or dismissal. Should the sanction be suspension, it will be for one year or until the offended party has graduated or is no longer enrolled, whichever is longer. Upon return from the suspension, the offending student may no longer publicly represent the college in co-curricular activities not required for completion of the student’s degree requirements.

• Any student found responsible for violating the policy on Non-Consensual Sexual Contact (where no intercourse has occurred) will receive a sanction ranging from warning to dismissal, depending on the severity of the incident and taking into account any previous campus conduct code violations.

• Any student found responsible for violating the policy on non-disclosure of STI information or sexual exploitation will receive a sanction ranging from warning to dismissal, depending on the severity of the incident and taking into account any previous campus conduct code violations.


it will be shared with as few people as possible, and the victim’s confidentiality will be protected as completely as possible.

The judicial body reserves the right to broaden or lessen any range of recommended sanctions on the basis of serious mitigating circumstances or egregiously offensive behavior. Nevertheless, neither the judicial body nor any appeals body or officer will deviate from the range of recommended sanctions unless compelling justification exists to do so.

Non-Confidential Reporting Options Victims of sexual misconduct are encouraged to make formal reports of incidents to college officials. Although other faculty and staff may assist and advise victims, formal disciplinary action against the offender(s) can result only when a victim pursues the non-confidential reporting option. Those to whom victims may make formal reports include the deans, vice presidents, campus security officers, human resources personnel, and other administrators with supervisory responsibilities, such as head coaches and RHDs. Victims have the right and can expect that college officials to whom they make a formal report of an incident of sexual misconduct will take the report seriously and ensure that the incident is investigated and properly resolved through the student conduct process. Formal reporting does not mean that the report will be public information, but it does mean that people who need to know will be told, and information will be shared as necessary with investigators, witnesses, and the accused. The circle of people will be kept as small as possible to preserve the rights and privacy of the parties involved.

Wartburg College Confidentiality and Reporting Policy In order to protect their privacy, victims of sexual misconduct need to be aware that some people on campus can provide completely confidential advice and assistance, but some people are mandatory reporters. Most faculty and staff members fall in between these two extremes; neither the college nor the law requires them to divulge confidential information shared by a student, except in extremely rare circumstances as described below. Confidential Reporting Options Campus pastors, counseling center staff, the campus nurse, and trained members of the SMART Team or off-campus rape crisis center personnel will maintain complete confidentiality about all details of any sexual misconduct incident reported to them, except for the statistical reporting required by the federal government (see below). Campus counselors are available free of charge to help students and can be seen on an emergency basis. In addition, students may choose to consult off-campus members of the clergy, who will also maintain absolute confidentiality.

Federal Statistical Reporting Obligations The Federal Government requires campus law enforcement to publish an annual Campus Security Report describing the types of sexual misconduct incidents that have occurred and their general location (on or off campus or in the surrounding area; no addresses are given). These reports contain statistical information only. All personally identifiable information is kept confidential. This report helps to ensure greater community safety by providing the community with a clear picture of the nature and extent of campus crime. The college requires that all of the following provide statistical information to Campus Security: student/judicial affairs, campus law enforcement, local police, all athletics staff, all residence life staff, all student activities staff, all human resources staff, all advisers to student organizations, all faculty members, campus clergy, counselors, all supervisors, deans and cabinet-level administrators, medical providers, student advocates, and any other official with significant responsibility for campus life and activities.

Semi-Confidential Reporting Options Faculty members, RAs, advisers to student organizations, career services staff, admissions officers, student activities personnel, and many other members of the campus community may be consulted on a semi-confidential basis. Students who are unsure whether an individual is able to provide confidential advice and assistance should ask that person before providing any details of a sexual misconduct incident. Some community members, such as RAs, are instructed to share incident reports with their supervisors, but they do not share any personally identifiable information unless they are given permission to do so by the person who has sought their advice, except in the rare event that the incident reveals a need to protect the victim or other members of the community from further harm. If the victim’s personally identifiable information is shared,

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Federal Timely Warning Reporting Obligations Victims of sexual misconduct should also be aware that college administrators must issue timely warnings regarding incidents whose perpetrators continue to pose a substantial threat of bodily harm or danger to members of the campus community. The college will make every effort in such cases to ensure that a victim’s name and other identifying information is not disclosed, while still providing sufficient information to permit students to make appropriate decisions about their safety. Persons required to report timely warnings are the same persons listed under the preceding “Federal Statistical Reporting Obligations.“

The first category of violations MAY include: 1. Verbal abuse a. ethnic slurs b. derogatory personal references 2. Servitude a. forced labor/activities 3. Public stunts a. performance on demand demeaning/ embarrassing activities 4. Shunning Sanctions for the above violations MAY include: 1. Letter of warning 2. Letter(s) of apology 3. Payment of damages 4. Community service 5. Residence hall restrictions 6. Other relevant sanctions as determined by the board or administrator (e.g., educational programming on the potential dangers of hazing).

Hazing Policy The following policy has been developed by a task force made up of students, faculty, and administrators. Student Senate, the Campus Activities Board, and first-year students were represented on the task force. Wartburg College is committed to enforcing state law with regard to hazing (see Iowa Code 708.10 Hazing). Implementation of the hazing policy and the creation of positive alternatives designed to build community are the responsibility of everyone at Wartburg. Hazing is defined by Wartburg as any action or situation, on or off campus, which creates a negative separation between peers by causing others to perform activities that are humiliating, insulting, demeaning, mentally or physically abusive, or potentially harmful. Wartburg College will support activities that foster the development of community by promoting positive interaction among all of its members.

A second category of violations MAY include any extreme violations of the first category, as well as: 1. Physical abuse a. causing excessive fatigue b. forced eating c. throwing things (water, garbage, paints, etc.) d. paddling 2. Property damage a. theft b. vandalism 3. Mental duress a. interrogations b. yelling and screaming at individuals 4. Substance abuse a. forced drinking b. use of controlled substances 5. Sexual acts a. simulated sex act Sanctions for the above violations MAY include: 1. any sanctions from the first category of violations 2. termination of housing contract 3. suspension 4. expulsion 5. civil action

Judicial Process Any student or member of the Wartburg Community who believes the hazing policy has been violated may initiate the student conduct process by filing a standard incident form with the Student Life Office.

Office, regardless of the severity of the separate violations, could possibly result in the board or administrator choosing sanctions from the second category. All disciplinary letters will remain in the student’s file until graduation.

Consequences of Violations Groups or individuals who violate the hazing policy will appear before the appropriate college Student Conduct Board or college administrator. All violations will most generally fall into one of two categories.

A second violation filed with the Student Life

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Nondiscrimination Wartburg College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or handicap in admission, employment, programs, or activities. Persons having inquiries regarding compliance with Title VI, Title

IX, or Section 504 may contact Ms. Jane Juchems, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Blvd., P.O. Box 1003, Waverly, Iowa 50677-0903, or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education.

Facilities Access redesign of equipment, assignment of aides, alteration of existing facilities, and construction of new accessible facilities. Wartburg College is not required to make structural changes in existing facilities where other methods are sufficient to comply with the accessibility standard described here. Because scheduling of classes and arranging housing in accessible facilities may require reasonable advance planning, handicapped students should identify themselves to the Pathways associate for testing and disability services within 30 days of acceptance for admission and indicate the kind of accommodation they need.

Although certain facilities are not fully physically accessible to handicapped persons, Wartburg College will take such means as are necessary to ensure that no qualified handicapped person is denied the benefits of, excluded from participation in, or otherwise subject to discrimination because Wartburg College facilities are physically inaccessible to or unusable by handicapped persons. The accessibility standard required by federal law for “existing facilities� is that the recipient’s program or activity, when viewed in its entirety, must be readily accessible to handicapped persons. Wartburg College may meet this standard through such means as reassignment of classes or other services to accessible locations,

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Learning Disabilities Students are encouraged to identify any learning disabilities that may affect their ability to be successful at Wartburg College. In order to provide special classroom accommodations, Wartburg requires a copy of an evaluation by a licensed psychologist or learning specialist who has been trained and licensed to evaluate learning disabilities. This evaluation should include the tests given, scores received, a suggested course of action for the individual student, and recommendations for the classroom. The evaluation should have taken place within three years of its submission to Wartburg. The Pathways associate for testing and disability services will work with students to make a referral for testing if they have not been seen by a psychologist or learning specialist. The expense of the testing is the

responsibility of the student. All documentation should be sent to the Pathways Center. The Pathways associate for testing and disability services will work with the student to determine the appropriate notification of faculty and staff as needed. Support and reasonable accommodations are available through the Supplemental Instruction program in the Writing Center, and through Testing Services in the Pathways Center. Other informal and personal support is available as needed to learning disabled students. See Web site for more information: www.wartburg.edu/pathways/testing/ AccomodationProcessStudents.pdf.

students with Disabilities Qualified students with disabilities are protected from unlawful discrimination by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). The individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA and its Individualized Education Plan (IEP) provisions do not apply to postsecondary schools. Wartburg College provides reasonable academic adjustments to qualified students with disabilities to provide equal access to class and course materials.

To receive accommodations, students are responsible to self-indentify as having a disability. They must also provide valid and current documentation supporting such disability. For more information or to apply for accommodations, contact Carla Coates, pathways associate for testing and disability services, at 8230 or carla.coates@wartburg. edu. Appeals of decisions should be made to the vice president of student life, at 8745.

Student Grievance System involved in the dispute. When situations cannot be resolved on the basis of direct discussion among the parties, the dispute should be taken to the next level, normally the supervising person or office. Students may contact the dean of students for assistance in resolving a grievance or to find out the appropriate office or person with whom to discuss a dispute or grievance.

In an effort to help identify sources of assistance or procedures to follow when a student has a complaint or grievance, the following grievance procedures are outlined.

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A. ACADEMIC MATTERS

constitute cause for petitioning the dean. Final decisions on course grades rests with the course instructor.

This policy refers to academic policies, procedures, or requirements. it does NOT refer to matters of academic dishonesty or grading policies. For the policy on academic dishonesty, please refer to page 40. Final authority for grades rests with the faculty member. Students seeking variances from college policies may consult with the vice president for enrollment management. Students seeking course substitutions for graduation requirements may consult with the appropriate department chair in the case of the major. The dean of the faculty and the Educational Policy Committee are ultimately responsible for all academic policies. Disagreements with individual faculty regarding the implementation of policies, procedures, or requirements should be discussed directly with the individual faculty member. If after thorough discussion with the instructor a dispute remains, the student may schedule an appointment with the department chair to discuss the concerns. The department chair will attempt to resolve the concern at the departmental level with the student and the instructor. If the dispute involves the department chair, the student may contact the dean of the faculty for assistance. If the disagreement is still unresolved after review by the department chair, the dean of the faculty may be consulted. If the dispute involves an academic evaluation, it should first be discussed with the course instructor. If the concern cannot be resolved with the course instructor, it is recommended that a student articulate the disagreement in a written statement to the department chair including evidence that a policy, procedure, or requirement was not followed. If the dispute involves the department chair or if a dispute about academic evaluation cannot be resolved at the departmental level, it is recommended that the student must present a written statement to the dean of the faculty and, when appropriate, include evidence of prejudiced academic evaluation and evidence of attempts to deal with the dispute at the departmental level. A written document provides an important record and may help to clarify the area of disagreement. It is recommended that the disagreement be discussed within the semester it occurs and preferably within two weeks of the occurrence. Simple disagreements with the instructor’s philosophy in assigning grades do not

B. Discrimination Wartburg College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex, color, national origin, sexual orientation, or disability. If a student believes that discrimination is involved in the implementation of academic policies, procedures, or requirements, the dean of the faculty or the director of human resources should be notified immediately. If a student believes that discrimination is involved in employment programs or other college activities, the appropriate supervisor should be notified. The college affirmative action officer can be consulted for information on addressing and resolving discrimination. Specific procedures for handling complaints of sexual harassment are spelled out in the college’s Sexual Misconduct Policy. C. Housing Grievances Complaints or grievances involving housing, including maintenance issues, should be discussed at the residence hall level with the RA, the residence hall director, or with the building custodian or matron. If the dispute involves a maintenance issue and it cannot be resolved at the hall level, the dispute should be discussed with the plant superintendent. Complaints regarding residence life matters or housing charges and fines that cannot be resolved at the hall level should be discussed with the director of residential life/assistant dean of students. D. Student Employment The complainant should first discuss the problems with the immediate supervisor. If the issue is not resolved, the problem may next be taken to the supervisor’s direct superior. The director of human resources may be consulted to discuss the dispute with the parties involved. If contacted, the director of human resources will check to see that fairness and procedures were followed and will try to resolve any misunderstanding among the parties.

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Security Campus Security Office

off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Wartburg College, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Campus Security Office or by accessing the Wartburg College Web site at www. wartburg.edu/services/security/. Also, summaries of reported crimes on campus may be reviewed by visiting the Campus Security Office.

The administrative office responsible for safety and security is Campus Security. The department includes a director plus seven part-time and three full-time officers. The director reports to the vice president for student life for security- and safety-related matters. Security officers are not commissioned officers or peace officers, and they do not carry weapons. They provide basic security service to the campus community, and they are on duty 24 hours a day. The officers receive training specifically designed for safety and security personnel. Campus Security is licensed as a private security agency with the Department of Public Safety for the State of Iowa. Campus Security has a close working relationship with the Waverly Police Department. All major crimes (felonies) and crimes that require a major investigative effort or have potential for criminal prosecution are reported to the Waverly Police Department, which then assumes responsibility for any investigation that may be necessary. Campus Security is located in the Saemann Student Center. While officers are on duty 24 hours a day, the office is open for general administrative purposes only from 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. The administrative phone number is 8372. Campus Security is in continual radio contact with the campus operator at the Information Center. Any criminal incidents, emergencies, or other suspicious behavior may be reported by calling Campus Security (ext. 9999). In addition, calls may be made directly to the Waverly Police Department at 352-5400, and in the case of an emergency, by dialing 911 (from on campus, dial 9-911). All security matters should be reported to the Campus Security Office, including an update on any actions taken. Other college officials to whom criminal offenses can be reported by students and employees include: dean of students, assistant dean of students, residence hall directors, vice president for administration, and plant superintendent. Campus Security prepares an annual security report in accordance with the Jeane Cleary Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act, federal legislation. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, certain

Wartburg Alerts WartburgAlert is Wartburg College’s primary means of contacting the campus community in the event of an emergency or catastrophic event affecting their safety and welfare. Administered by Blackboard Connect, Inc., every student, faculty, and staff member is automatically enrolled with college phone and e-mail information. Additional phones (cell phone, SMS messaging) and e-mail may be added by logging into info.wartburg.edu and adding these numbers or addresses.

Safety and Security at Wartburg College The safety and security of all members of the campus community are primary concerns of the college and the Campus Security staff. While Wartburg is a comparatively safe environment, the campus is not exempt from the types of crime that exist in Waverly or other Northeast Iowa communities. Effective safety and security require cooperation and assistance from everyone at the college. All members of the campus community must take responsibility for the safety and security of themselves, their neighbors, and their belongings. Being alert to and observant of suspicious activity or possible campus crime and calling Campus Security immediately are important personal responsibilities shared by all members of the community. The college assumes no responsibility for theft, damages, or loss of money, valuables, or personal property. We strongly encourage students to check with their family concerning the extent of coverage 65


scheduled work shifts, scheduled organizational or academic meetings will be verified.

under their homeowner/renter insurance policy and to purchase property insurance, if needed. Campus facilities are for the use of Wartburg community members and their guests. Campus Security works with the college physical plant and building managers of each campus facility to establish and implement daily lock-up times for each building. Safety or security problems within campus facilities should be reported to the building custodian or to Campus Security as soon as possible.

If located, verification of the student’s state of health and intention of returning to the campus is made. Where and when appropriate, a referral to Counseling Services will be made. If not located, notification will be made to the family and/or emergency contact within 24 hours of receiving the initial report. If the student is an off campus resident, appropriate family members and emergency contacts will be encouraged to report the situation to the law enforcement agency with jurisdiction.

Protection Against Theft

Suzanne’s Law requires law enforcement to notify the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) when someone between the ages of 18 and 21 is reported missing (Federal law as of 2003 and part of the national “Amber Alert.”)

1. Always lock your car or room and take the keys with you. Do not leave valuables in plain sight in your car or room! Put them in a locked container or take them with you.

2. Register valuables. Bicycles and valuables may be registered in the Security Office.

3. Project ID. Identification of personal items against theft is possible using marking pens and engravers. Contact Campus Security.

Escorts, Transportation and Other Services

4. Campus Security offers bicycle registration at no cost. Always lock your bicycle when not in use.

1. Personal Escorts: During the hours of darkness or in response to a specific security situation, request a Campus Security escort by calling 8372. Escorts are limited to on-campus locations. Students may use the emergency phones located in B, C, and N lots or the WBC loading zone. Other phones include the emergency phones outside the main entrances to Clinton Hall, Centennial Hall, Grossmann Hall, Founders Hall, and Saginaw Haus.

2. Medical Escorts: For medical appointments or non-emergency medical needs, Campus Security provides transportation to the Waverly Health Center.

3. Vehicle Assistance:

Campus Security provides escorts and several“non-security-type” services for students.

Missing Person Protocol If a person has not been seen by a roommate, classmate, faculty member, family member, or other campus person in a reasonable amount of time, his or her absence may be a cause for concern or suspicion. If a member of the Wartburg College community has reason to believe that a student is missing, whether or not the student resides on campus, all possible efforts are made to locate the student to determine his or her state of health and well being through the collaboration of the Waverly Police, Campus Security, and Residential Life. If the student resides on campus, either Campus Security or a hall director will conduct a welfare check into the student’s room. If the student resides off campus, Campus Security will coordinate with the police agency having jurisdiction for the neighborhood of that student’s residence and request a welfare check. Concurrently, campus officials will endeavor to determine the student’s whereabouts through contact with friends, associates, faculty, and/or employers of that student. Class attendance, recitals, 66

a. Campus Security offers battery booster service to start cars with weak or dead batteries to registered cars or bona fide visitors to the campus. This service is limited to college parking lots and city streets within two blocks of campus.

b. For flat tires, Campus Security will temporarily inflate tires so the student can drive to a business that can make


permanent repair. Campus Security does not change tires.

c. Campus Security does not perform automobile lockout services or any other mechanical repairs. Campus Security will provide phone numbers of locksmiths, towing companies, and automobile repair services upon request. Any fees or costs are the responsibility of the student.

D. Parking assignments are made by seniority. Current students may register for the next academic year in the spring. Campus Security will make an announcement when registration can begin. After initial lot assignments are made, subsequent vacancies will be filled from a standing list initiated the first week of Fall Term.

4. Other services:

a. Campus Security maintains a lost-andfound repository.

b. Campus Security performs lockout services for residence hall rooms when RAs are not on duty.

c. Campus Security will contact Maintenance for mechanical problems in residence halls (i.e., heat, air conditioning, hot water, electricity, etc.).

Vehicle Parking Regulations

E. Once registered, students remain registered for that parking lot through the academic year unless they request to be added to the standing list and are approved to move to another lot.

F. Students with Residential Life approval to reside off campus and part-time students living off campus must register as a commuting student. Commuter registration allows students to park on city streets surrounding campus, in F Lot, O Lot, and in A Lot. Commuter registration also allows parking in student lots, except for V Lot, between 7 a.m. and midnight daily. Overnight parking is allowed only in A Lot and on streets, as allowed by city ordinance.

G. Resident students are limited to one active registration at any given time. Vehicles may be substituted during the academic year. Regardless of the vehicle, students must park in their assigned lot. When bringing a different vehicle to campus, park in D Lot or the assigned lot pending registration. If a decal or temporary permit, as applicable, has not been received, call Campus Security at 9999 and provide the student’s name, license number, and vehicle description. Students who do not have a registered vehicle must park in D Lot pending registration and lot assignment. Commuting students, faculty, and staff may register more than one vehicle concurrently. If student-registered vehicles are changed for other than a temporary period, a decal charge applies.

These regulations apply to all members of the Wartburg College community. Campus Security is the office responsible for maintaining and enforcing parking.

I. REGISTRATION

A. Parking registration is mandatory from the first day of fall term through the last day of May term for all students, faculty, and staff who bring any motor vehicle (automobile, truck, motorcycle, or moped) to campus or park on public streets within a two-block radius from the campus boundary.

B. Student registrations are valid for one academic year. Faculty and staff registrations have no set expiration. Visitor registrations may not exceed 72 hours without written exception approved by the director of campus security and safety. Temporary permits are available for those needing to bring a vehicle to campus for a limited time. Temporary permit rules are found in paragraph III. C.

C. Students must provide Campus Security with their vehicle’s make, model, year, color, license plate number, and state of registration. Registration decals may be withheld pending receipt of this information, and students who have not supplied this information will be required to park in D Lot regardless of their actual lot assignment.

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II. ENFORCEMENT

H. Parking registrations are not transferable and cannot be placed on any vehicle other than the one originally registered. Decals must be adhered to the outside of the lower left (driver’s side) of the rear window. Taping the decal inside the window is not permitted unless the vehicle is a pickup truck with camper top, a convertible, or other situation approved by the director of campus security and safety.

1. Student parking on city streets and in faculty/staff/visitor parking lots is allowed between3 p.m. and midnight weekdays. 2. During breaks (Fall, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, and Tour Week) and the period between between the date the first athletic team arrives in August until commencement in May, overnight parking is prohibited in faculty/staff/ visitor parking lots, on streets, in loading zones, and fire lanes. Overnight parking is limited to student parking lots during breaks. However, students may park in any student parking lot and not necessarily their assigned lot during breaks. 3. Unless posted otherwise, students may park in faculty/staff/visitor parking lots and the city streets during the day on weekends. Overnight parking on city streets and faculty/staff/visitor lots is not permitted. B. Wartburg College Campus Security is responsible for parking enforcement. The general enforcement area includes all campus parking lots and city streets inside the campus and those streets within a twoblock radius from the campus boundary. The boundary is defined as Wartburg Boulevard and Seventh Street NW on the east, Fifth Avenue NW on the north, 12th Street NW on the west, and Bremer Avenue on the south. Upon a complaint by a city resident, a student’s vehicle may be ticketed on any city street in the City of Waverly.

I. EMT/Firefighter — Students employed as emergency medical technicians (EMT) with the Waverly Health Center and members of the Waverly Volunteer Fire Department may apply for a special decal to allow exception parking while on call. There is no fee for this decal.

J. Special Permit — Students who have time constraints because of off-campus commitments may request a temporary permit to park outside their assigned lot on a temporary basis. There is no charge for this permit. Such a permit may require submission of a class schedule, a letter on letterhead, or an e-mail from the employer explaining the student’s work schedule. Permits are issued on a case-by-case basis.

K. Parking fees are listed in the Campus Security website in the parking page; http:// www.wartburg.edu/security. They are also available in the Campus Security office.

L. Parking at Wartburg College is a privilege. Parking fines exceeding $500 in one academic year may result in the loss of parking privileges for the remainder of that academic year. Once parking privileges are suspended or revoked, any vehicle subsequently found on campus or in the parking enforcement area will be billed as an unregistered vehicle along with the associated parking violation, and the student will be referred to the Student Conduct Board.

A. All parking regulations are enforced from the date in August when the first athletic team arrives on campus with the following exceptions:

C. Students must park their vehicle in their assigned student parking lot.

D. Students are responsible for all parking violations involving any vehicle they bring to the college enforcement area, regardless of whether it is registered. Parking fines are the responsibility of the student responsible for the vehicle, regardless of who was using and parking the vehicle.

M. May Term — Students with a valid parking registration for either Fall or Winter Term are not charged for parking during May Term. Students bringing a car to campus for only May Term are charged the prevailing temporary parking rate.

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E. Vehicles unable to move due to mechanical problems or loss of keys are subject to these parking regulations. However, upon immediate notification to Campus Security


that the vehicle is immobile, the student will be given time to move the vehicle without receiving a ticket. Tickets issued before Campus Security is notified of the vehicle’s problem may not be withdrawn.

F. Parking in fire and service lanes is not permitted unless the vehicle is attended or unless an unattended vehicle’s parking or hazard lights remain on during a five-minute period for loading or unloading (applies 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, regardless of session). Limited parking in designated fire lanes, sidewalks and grounds is allowed during move-in and move-out only when specifically monitored by Campus Security.

G. Designated loading zones are limited to 20-minute parking. If all loading zone parking spaces are occupied, street or lot parking is permitted for loading, but the vehicle’s parking or hazard lights must remain on, and parking duration is limited to 20 minutes. Temporary and unattended parking, regardless of duration, is not permitted in E Lot before 3 p.m. weekdays.

H. Fine assessment. Fines may be assessed every two-hour period the vehicle is in violation. However, fire lane, service drive, and loading zone violations may be assessed as often as necessary.

Using parking decal or pass for which one would not be eligible . ...... $50 and referral to Student Conduct System The reckless operation of a motor vehicle, driving under the influence of alcohol or other drugs, failure to comply with the directions of Campus Security, failure to register vehicle, failure to pay parking fines, or repetitive violations of the college parking regulations may be considered violations of the Student Code. Suspected violators may be referred to the Student Conduct Board for disciplinary action. J. Towing and Booting Vehicles parked in violation of the parking regulations are subject to towing and booting (applying vehicle immobilizers) at the expense of the person responsible for the vehicle.

a. Appeals must be submitted in writing or by e-mail (campus.security@wartburg. edu). Ticket number must be included in the appeal. Student appealing must have a valid vehicle registration at the time of the appeal.

b. Appeals must be initiated within seven days of the date on the ticket.

c. Subsequent appeals of the same fine may be made to the Parking Appeals Committee (PAC) within seven days of notice of the first appeal decision. The PAC decision is final. The PAC may approve the appeal, alter the fine, or reinstate the original fine.

I. Parking Fines violation

Fine

Vehicle not registered............................ $10 Improper street or lot parking................ $10 Blocking vehicle, drive, sidewalks, dumpsters, or fire lanes..................... $20 Exceeding time in loading zone.............. $10 Parking in a faculty/visitor lot.................. $20 Driving or parking on grass or sidewalk.. $50 Illegal use of handicap areas ............... $100 Moving violations................................... $20 (includes exceeding 25 MPH speed limit) Improper display of decal......................... $1 Fabricating, counterfeiting, or altering parking decals or passes ................... $50 and referral to Student Conduct System Knowingly providing false information to register vehicle .............................. $50 and referral to Student Conduct System

K. Appeals

H. Payment of Fines Fines may be paid directly to the Campus Security Office. Fines not paid within seven days of the ticket will automatically be placed on the student’s account through the Controller’s Office. Fines already on a student’s account must be paid through the Controller’s Office.

III. PARKING AREAS

A. Parking lots are designated by letter and are reserved for vehicles displaying the appropriate lot decal. B. Parking lots and parking categories: A  Lot — Faculty, staff, commuter, and visitor parking. Located west of 12th Street between B Lot and the Physical Plant. 69


B  Lot — Registered student parking only. Located at the corner of 12th Street and Wilson Avenue, west of the WartburgWaverly Sports & Wellness Center. Assigned by class seniority.

C  Lot — Registered student parking only. Located at the northwest corner of 12th Street and Fifth Avenue. Assigned by class seniority.

D Lot — Registered students and temporary student parking. Located on Fifth Avenue between 13th Street and Hertel Field. $70 per academic year. D Lot is also the designated parking lot for unregistered vehicles pending registration and for registered visitors.

V Lot — Registered student parking only. Located on the east corner of 12th Street and Fifth Avenue, west of Waverly Manors. Assigned by need and seniority.

C. Temporary Permits. Temporary permits are available for a period not to exceed three weeks without a specific exception approved by the Director of Campus Security and Safety. If the student already has a vehicle registered for the academic year, there is no charge for a temporary permit in their assigned parking lot. Temporary parking permits are dated and are ordinarily for D Lot only.

D. Commuter Parking. Commuters may park in F Lot, A Lot, O Lot, and the city streets surrounding campus.

E  Lot — Faculty, staff, and visitor parking only. Located on the east side of campus near Saemann Student Center, Whitehouse Business Center, Luther Hall, and Neumann Auditorium.

F  Lot — Faculty, staff, commuter, and visitor parking only. Located south of the Fine Arts Center and the Science Center.

E. M  otorcycle Parking. Motorcycles must be registered and parked in designated motorcycle parking only, unless the student is a registered commuting student.

IV. VISITOR PARKING

L  Lot — Faculty, staff, and visitor parking

A. Students, faculty, and staff are responsible for obtaining a visitor parking pass for the vehicles of their guests. Tickets written on visitor vehicles may be charged to the student host. Visitor parking passes are not permitted for student-used vehicles.

B. Visitor permits are issued for 24, 48, or 72 hours. Visitor permits are free. To complete the registration for a visitor’s vehicle, provide to Campus Security the name of student, guest’s name, description of the guest’s vehicle, and a contact phone number.

C. Visitor parking spaces include all faculty/staff/ visitor parking lots, four designated spaces in N Lot, and the city streets where permitted by city ordinance. There are no visitor parking permitted in B, V, & C Lots.

These regulations are designed to provide effective traffic control and to make maximum utilization of parking facilities. Everyone’s cooperation will make the campus a safe place to walk and drive with adequate parking for all. Recommendations for improvement to these regulations should be directed to the Director of Campus Security and Safety, Wartburg College, 100 Wartburg Boulevard, P.O. Box 1003, Waverly, IA 50677-0903.

only. Located west of Vogel Library and south of the Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center. M Lot — Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center members only. Located north of the Wartburg-Waverly Sports & Wellness Center public entrance. All students, including commuting students, may not use this lot. M Lot is enforced at all times.

N Lot — Registered student parking only. Located north of Fifth Avenue and to the east and north of Knights Village. Assigned by seniority and by need. O Lot — Overflow lot for M Lot. WartburgWaverly Sports & Wellness Center member and visitor parking allowed. Located on the southwest intersection of 12th Street NW and 5th Avenue NW. No resident student parking and no overnight parking without special permit from Campus Security. S Lot — Faculty, staff, and visitors only. Located south of First Avenue on the southeast corner of campus. 70


Index Academic Advising . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Chapel Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Academic Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Check-in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Academic Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Check-out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Academic Transcripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Christmas Decorations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Administrative Appeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Class Cancellation Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Administrative Hearing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Closing Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Advertising (Residence Halls) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Common Area Damages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Advertising, Posting Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Communication and Marketing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Advisers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Community Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

AIDS and HIV Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Community Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Commuter Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Alcohol Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Complaint Procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

All-campus Spending . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Computer Labs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Anti-Virus, Spyware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Computer Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Appeals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Computing Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 50

Appliances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Confidentiality and Reporting Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

ATM/Change Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Controller’s Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Bicycles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Copy Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Billing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Copyright Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Board Plans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Copyright Infringement Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Book Buy-Back Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Counseling Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Bookstore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Counseling Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Break Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Credential Files . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Cultural Diversity Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Campus Appeals Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Custodians . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Campus Map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Campus Programming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Damages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Campus Ministry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 23

Declining Balance Account . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Campus Ministry Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Den-Rittersaal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Candlelight Dinners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Diers House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Career Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Dining Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Catering and Special Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Directory Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Change in Enrollment Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

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

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Discrimination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62, 63

Housing Grievances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Electronic Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 57

Housing Requirement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Emergency and Safety Procedures . . . . . . . . . . 35, 65

Housing Sign-up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

EMT/Firefighter Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Hub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Entertainment ToKnight (ETK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 14 Escort Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Illegal Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Exploring Majors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Information Technology Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Explosives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

International Programs Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

eWart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

ITS Help Desk . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Facilities Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Fax Machine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Knights Copy Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Konditorei . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Financial Aid Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Financial Hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Learning Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Fines and Tickets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Leave of Absence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Fire Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

Firearms/Weapons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Lofts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

First-Year Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Lost and Found . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Flowers and Gifts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 May Term Billing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Gas Leak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

May Term Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

General Fee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Motorcycle Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Graduate, Professional School Advising . . . . . . . . . . 21

Mail Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Graduation Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Grievance Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Meal Transfers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Guest Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Medical Emergencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Mensa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Hall Government . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 29

Military Duty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Hall/Room Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

Missing Person Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Handicapped Accessibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Missing Students . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Hazing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Network Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Health Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Noah Campus Health Clinic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Hearings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Noise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

HIV Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

Nondiscrimination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

Honor Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Housing Contract . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

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Off-campus Housing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Room Furnishings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Outfly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Room Openings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Room Reservations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

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

Parking Areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Parking Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Sack Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Pathways Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Safety, Security . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 65

Personal Folder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Sales and Solicitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Personnel and Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Scooters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Security Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Phone Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Senior-Year Experience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Picnics and Special Meals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Severe Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Places . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Sexual Assault . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Points Dining Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Sexual Exploitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Post Office (see Mail Center) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Sexual Harassment Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Posting Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Sexual Misconduct Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58

Protection Against Theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Sick Sack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Publications Policies and Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Single Rooms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Skateboards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Quiet Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Smoking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Social Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Recognition, Registration of Student Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Refund Policy for Textbooks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Student Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Student Center Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

Residence Hall Access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Student Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Residence Hall Offices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Student Conduct Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Residence Hall Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Student Conduct System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

Residence Rights and Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Student Diversity Programs and Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Student Account Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Resident Assistant (RA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Residence Hall Director (RHD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Student Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 25, 64

Residential Computing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Student ID Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Residential Life, Director of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Student Activities, Organizations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Room Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34

Student Payment Agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Room Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Student Records . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Room Decorating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Student Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Room Entry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Students’ Rights, Responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39

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Students with Disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63

Vending Refunds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

Study Skills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Victory Bell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Supplemental Instruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Visitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Visitor Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Tax Credits for Qualified Tuition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

Vocation and Mentoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Telephone Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Telephones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

Wartburg Fight Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Testing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Wartburg Loyalty Song . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Theft and Losses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Wartburg Mascot and Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Ticket Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Waterbeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Traditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Weather Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Transcripts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Web Sites, Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Transportation Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Window/Screens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Withdrawal Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40

Writing/Reading/Speaking Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Vehicle Regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Vehicle Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Vending Machines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

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Wartburg College, named after the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany, is a college of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


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