Jul 22, 2019  
School of Arts & Sciences Handbook 2018-2019 
    
School of Arts & Sciences Handbook 2018-2019

Student Life



Chapel

Crown College Chapels will glorify God, advance the global mission of Christ, and promote a Kingdom lifestyle for the Crown College community. Chapel meets in the Wild Athletic Center on Wednesday and Friday's from 10-10:45 am and in the Chapel on Sunday's from 9-10 pm.  A schedule of Chapel services is published each semester through the various means of the College.

Chapel Attendance

Because we believe it is our highest calling to grow in our relationship with Christ Jesus and with the body of believers, we see Chapel attendance as the primary gathering of the College family. Attendance at Chapel services, Deeper Life daytime and evening meetings, Missions Festival daytime and evening meetings, and other special services is required of all students carrying more than six credit hours. Attendance at all such meetings is required every semester a student attends Crown College.

As members of a Christian college community that values both academic and spiritual development, students are expected to participate in the spiritual development of the campus and, specifically, to meet the chapel requirements as one demonstration of fidelity to institutional values. It is unacceptable that a student leader would not fulfill the chapel requirements and maintain their leadership role. Similarly, it is expected that all students will support this requirement. Thus, in keeping with a holistic approach to this covenant community, students who do not meet the community standards for chapel attendance, who compromise the integrity of the Chapel attendance procedure (e.g., checking in to Chapel and leaving at any time before the service ends, etc.) or fail to comply with certain Chapel expectations (e.g., following the Crown dress standards; a respect for God and others; etc.) will be subject to disciplinary action. The community of faculty, staff, and students share the mutual responsibility of holding one another accountable for integrity with regard to Chapel attendance and for creating a Chapel environment that honors the Lord and enhances learning and worship.

  • Full-time students must attend thirty (35) Chapels each semester.
  • Students with 9-11 credits must attend twenty (25) Chapels each semester.
  • Students with 7-8 credits must attend ten (15) Chapels each semester.
  • Students with 6 or less credits do not have a Chapel requirement.

It is the student's responsibility to keep track of their Chapel attendance, as they will be held accountable for all excessive absences. Tracking of Chapel attendance may be done online through the student's our.crown.edu account.

Students should plan to appropriately check-in and attend all Chapel services. If a student is more than 5 minutes late to Chapel, the student will not be counted in attendance for that session. Students are responsible to keep track of their Chapel credits and can do so online. Each semester offers sufficient Chapel credit opportunities. Students may request for an adjustment to the Chapel expectations if they qualify by submitting an electronic Chapel Attendance Exemption Request form found on our.crown.edu by the noted deadline.  If the request is granted, credits will then be adjusted proportionally, or the student will be placed on a special program for Chapel attendance, depending on the situation.

It is the student's responsibility to keep track of their Chapel attendance, as they will be held accountable for all excessive absences. Tracking of Chapel attendance may be done online through the student's our.crown.edu account.

Students should plan to appropriately check-in and attend all Chapel services. If a student is more than 5 minutes late to Chapel, the student will not be counted in attendance for that session. Students are responsible to keep track of their Chapel credits and can do so online. Each semester offers sufficient Chapel credit opportunities. Students may request for an adjustment to the Chapel expectations if they qualify by submitting an electronic Chapel Attendance Exemption Request form found on our.crown.edu by the noted deadline.  If the request is granted, credits will then be adjusted proportionally, or the student will be placed on a special program for Chapel attendance, depending on the situation.

Chapel Attendance Exemptions

It is the student's responsibility to treat Chapel as any other required class. Therefore, work, etc. is to be scheduled around the Chapel hour. Further exemptions are granted for the following reasons only:

 

 

Chapel Requirement

Students without W/F classes or classes before 12pm:

  • Work schedule conflict

Exempt for that semester 

Commuter Students:

  • Over 25
  • Are a Parent
  • No W/F classes or no classes before 12pm

 

Exempt

Exempt

Exempt for that semester

Clinical Nursing Students

15 chapels per semester during clinicals

Teacher Education Practicum Students

15 chapels per semester

Christian Ministry Internship Students

Teacher Education Student Teaching Students

 

Exempt for that semester

Exempt for that semester

 

 

Students can apply for a Chapel exemption by submitting an electronic Chapel Attendance Exemption Request Form on our.crown.edu by the noted deadline. Requests are good for one semester only. A new request must be submitted each semester.

Chapel Attendance Exemption Request Submission Deadline

The Chapel Attendance Exemption Request submission deadline is the date the Registrar has posted as the last day to Add/Drop classes.  Please make your request by this time.

Life Together

Life Together: Engaging the Crown community in their spiritual walk, equipping them to serve and live a life of faith, and encouraging them to apply Biblical principles to daily life.

Campus Ministries encourage all students, staff, faculty, and coaches to set aside 10-10:45 AM on Mondays to do Life Together.  It takes time and intentionality to strengthen and grow a relationship with the Lord. First Thessalonians 5:11 instructs us to encourage and build each other up as we do Life together. We strongly encourage students, staff, and faculty to engage in Life Together to promote personal spiritual growth and foster healthy community relationships. 

The goals of Life Together at Crown is...

  • To promote and encourage personal spiritual growth of Crown College students, faculty, staff, and coaches.
  • To provide a safe place for individuals to ask questions and wrestle with their faith journey.

Life Together (LT) Gathering

This unique experience will be offered in the Chapel during LT time. Students will have the opportunity to engage in Ancient Worship as well as hear Biblical preaching. Life Together (LT) Gatherings are for individuals who want to commit to weekly attendance or choose to drop in when it fits into their schedule.

Life Together (LT) Groups

A Life Together (LT) Group is a small group of individuals that are part of the Crown College community who gather weekly to connect and engage in activities that promote and encourage personal spiritual growth.  The intent is that each student, staff, faculty, and coach will find an LT Group that is a safe place to ask questions and journey with others in his/her walk with the Lord.

Whether a student participates in a Life Together Gathering or a Life Together Group, Chapel credit will be given each time a student attends.

Chapel Music

Music plays a vital role in corporate worship during Crown's Chapel services. Music teams are generally made up of students from the College. There are set teams who lead worship in Chapel and a wide variety of groups that will periodically lead worship. Most of the music is contemporary in nature, but an attempt is made to bring a variety of music styles to reflect the wide variety of people that comprise the Crown community.

Christian Service

The Service Credit Program is designed to improve and develop new ministry and leadership skills, utilize individual gifts, and integrate academic study with practical experience and service while meeting the needs of the community and serving others.

1 Peter 4:11 - If anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.
Romans 12:1-2 - It is your spiritual act of worship.
Philippians 2:3-4 - ...but in humility, consider others better than yourselves.

A Service Credit is 20 hours of volunteer service. 

Each student who earns a degree or certificate from Crown College must complete the Service Credit requirements to graduate. The number of Service Credits is based on the particular degree or certificate a student is earning:

 

  Degree/Certificate Required Credits
  Certificate 1
  Associate's Degree 2
  Bachelor's Degree 4

The number of required Christian Service credits is adjusted for transfer students according to the number of transfer credits applied toward their degree or certificate. For a Bachelor's degree:

Transfer Credits Applied Required Credits
0-23 4
24-53 3
54-89 2
90+ 1

Service Credits from other institutions will not transfer. Students may not earn Service Credits before they begin attending Crown.

  •  One (1) Service Credit is a minimum of twenty (20) hours of volunteering over no more than two (2) consecutive semesters. Transportation time cannot be included in the service hours submitted for credit.
  • Students are responsible for finding sites to fulfill their Service Credits.   
  • Students must complete one (1) Service Credit volunteering in a church.  Students cannot complete more than two (2) Service Credits in a church.
  • Students must complete one (1) Service Credit associated with their major of study.
  • Only one (1) Service credit can be completed on campus.
  • Adequate on-site supervision will be necessary. The student and the supervisor will submit paperwork before volunteering begins and at the end of the 20 hour volunteering period.
  • Only one (1) Service Credit may be pursued at a time, except in the case of an approved intercultural experience (mission trip), which may be earned in addition to a Service Credit in progress during a semester.
  • Intercultural experiences (mission trips) that include at least five (5) full days of ministry (excluding travel) are eligible to receive one (1) Service Credit.
  1. Church Related Service Credit (All students must complete one (1) Service Credit at a church)

  2. Refers to service in a local church body. Supervision must come from a church pastor, director, or ministry leader.

  3. Community Outreach Service Credit (Students may complete up to two (2) Service Credits in this category)

    • Service in a non-profit org., business, camp, services for an individual, para- church, or evangelistic outreach, etc.

  4. Intercultural Experience Service Credit (Students may complete up to two (2) Service Credits in this category)

    • Mission trips, and other intercultural experiences

  5. On Campus Service Credit (Students may complete only one (1) Service Credit on campus)

    • Serving Crown as a Life Together Leader, Chapel Worship Leader, Global Mobilization Team Leader, etc... Must be pre-approved.

  6. Service Credit Related to Major of Study (All students must complete one (1) Service Credit related to their major of study)

  • Certain majors requiring an Internship coordinated and supervised by the Academic Department and integrated into the curriculum as part of the course work can be counted as a Service Credit. A student must receive at least a C- in the course to receive Service Credit. All Service Credit forms must be completed and turned in by the student properly to receive credit. Students studying majors that do not require Internships are responsible for finding a site to fulfill this Service Credit requirement.  The Service Credit office is available to help students find a site location.
  • The following is a list of classes that can earn a Service Credit:
 

EED 451

Kindergarten Student Teaching

 

EED 449/ESL 455

Elementary Education Student Teaching

 

MED 450

Middle School Student Teaching

 

SED 452/ESL 456

High School Student Teaching

 

PED 455/456

Student Teaching - PE

 

MUS 310

Worship Arts Internships

 

ICS/INT 362

Intercultural Internships

 

PST 334

Pastoral Internship

 

DCS 437

Christian Ministry Internships

 

NUR 346

Transcultural Nursing

Service Credit forms must be submitted through the Canvas Service Credit Portal

Steps to Complete Before Volunteering:

  1. Find a place to volunteer.
  2. Fill out the Service Credit Application Form before volunteering begins through the Canvas Service Credit Portal for approval by the Service Credit office. 
  3.  When the Service Credit Application Form is approved the Service Credit Supervisor Contract Form link will be emailed to site Supervisor through the Canvas Service Credit Portal.  Once site Supervisor has submitted the Supervisor Contract form, student will receive an email letting them know that they may begin volunteering. 

Steps to Complete After Volunteering:

  1. Complete a minimum of 20 volunteer hours at site.  Dates and hours of service must be submitted on the Self Evaluation Form.
  2. Fill out the Service Credit Self Evaluation Form through the Canvas Service Credit Portal.
  3. When the Service Credit Self Evaluation Form has been submitted the Service Credit Supervisor Evaluation Form link will be sent to site Supervisor through the Canvas Service Credit Portal.  Once site Supervisor has submitted the Supervisor Evaluation Form, the completed Service Credit will be processed and can be viewed as a completed credit by students on our.crown.edu/Students/Campus Life. 

If you have any questions the Service Credit office (952-446-4165) is located on the east wing of the second level (E202).

Student Chaplains

Student Chaplains are upperclassmen who are chosen to assist the Campus Chaplain in developing programming to deepen the spiritual life of the campus.

International Service Learning Office

International Student Advising

International student advising is a direct part of the International Service Learning Office. Questions about work, travel letters and signatures, cultural adjustment, friendship family programs, and other needs can be addressed there. Students are encouraged to stop in or make an appointment with the Director of  International Serivce Learning.

Destination:Serve Trips

Destination Serve Trips (DS trips) offer opportunities for students to go and learn while serving domestically and/or internationally in a cross cultural setting . The trips are one to three weeks and are led by student leaders as well as accompanied by a faculty or staff member. Spring break as well as summer opportunities are offered. Historically, more than 50% of our graduates will participate in at least one DS trip during their time at Crown.

MuKappa

MuKappa exists to encourage MKs (missionary kids), TCKs (third culture kids), and international students. Monthly events are planned by student leaders to promote community and a sense of "family".

CMT (Campus Mobilization Team)

The Campus Mobilization team is a group of students who work to promote global awareness and local outreach. Through a variety of chapels, events, and projects, CMT exists to help educate, inspire, and invite the student body to action at home and around the world. The Global Engagement Conference in February is a significant event that actively involves students.

IWIR's (International Workers in Residence)

Each year Crown hosts a family who serves with the Christian and Missionary Alliance internationally. The IWIR's live on campus and assist in teaching the Biblical Evangelism and Missions class, help with CMT , Mukappa, and other opportunities with students.

Multi-Ethnic Diversity

Crown College works to help students cultivate an appreciation for cultural differences, with a greater sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural groups. It is our desire to address issues of concern to Crown's diverse student population, to seek to empower all students and to help facilitate multicultural education. DUSC (Diverse and Unique Souls for Christ) is a student-led group which meets to build community among all students.

Leadership Development Opportunities

The mission of Crown College is to provide a biblically based education for Christian leadership in The Christian and Missionary Alliance, the church at large, and the world. Our goal is to equip every student to glorify God by influencing those around them toward Christ-like living.

Opportunities

Each year Crown students are involved in on-campus leadership opportunities, including:

  • Athletic Team Captains
  • Campus Ministries
  • Chapel Worship Teams
  • Campus Mobilization Team (CMT)
  • Crown College Student Senate
  • Faculty Teaching Assistants (TAs)
  • Local Church Service and Leadership
  • Resident Assistant (RA)
  • Assistant Resident Directors (ARD)
  • Short-term Mission Leaders (Destination: Serve)
  • Student Activities Board (SAB)
  • Traveling Ministry Teams
  • Welcome Weekend Staff 

For more information, contact Student Development. Some leadership positions may include modest compensation.

Paradigm

Ideally, Christ-like leadership begins with seeking Jesus and ends with glorifying Him. True love for God and others always matures into a desire to serve and lead in the following progression:

  • Seeking (passionately pursuing an ever-deepening relationship with Jesus), which leads to . . .
  • Learning (striving to understand the Word and world of God in order to do the Will of God), which leads to . . .
  • Growing (struggling to become like Jesus in wisdom, character and favor with God and people), which leads to . . .
  • Loving (giving one's life away to those around through deep, genuine relationships), which leads to . . .
  • Serving (meeting the needs of others with the gifts, talents, and resources God has given), which leads to . . .
  • Leading (seeking to influence those around me toward Christ-likeness in God's strength), which leads to . . .
  • Glorifying (worshipping Christ with everything).

Training

Crown places a strong emphasis on Leadership Development, both inside and outside the classroom, through a variety of training opportunities, including:

  • Spiritual and Leadership Development (CHM 201) class. This course examines the dynamics of personal development in students' lives, focusing on spiritual growth, leadership formation, the concept of servant leadership, the stages of leadership development, and developing a personal plan for growth in the leading of self, family, and others. This course is required for all students, normally during their sophomore year.
  • Leadership Week. Chapel services are focused on servant leadership and are held the last week in January each year. Students are given the opportunity to apply for next year's leadership positions during this week.
  • Leadership Retreat. This retreat is held the end of the spring semester for students selected for the following year's servant leadership team.
  • Association of Christians in Student Development (ACSD) Regional Student Leadership Conference. This conference is held every Fall at one of the four Christian Colleges in the Twin Cities.

Sports and Recreation

The athletic facilities on campus offer students the opportunity to enjoy a variety of competitive and non-competitive indoor and outdoor activities, including Varsity Athletics, Club Sports, and Intramurals. The athletic facilities include the Wild Athletic Center Gymnasium (two full basketball/volleyball courts), Klein Bank Stadium (turf soccer/football field), walking track, two softball fields, cross country course, disc golf course, Weight Room, and Fitness Center. Individuals and groups are encouraged to take advantage of these spaces and equipment for scheduled (Intramural) and non-scheduled (Open Gym) events. The hours of operation are posted and are to be observed. To avoid scheduling conflicts, athletic facilities - including the gym, stadium, weight room, outdoor fields and trails - must be reserved through the Athletic Office using Astra Schedule (the on-campus event planning software).

A Fitness Waiver needs to be submitted each academic year for access to the Fitness Center. To use the Weight Room, students and employees must attend a training class before access is granted. Individuals under the age of 18 are not allowed in the Fitness Center or Weight Room unless they have a student ID and have attended the training for the Weight Room.

Many students participate each year in intramural team sports. This program is open to current students, faculty and staff, and it provides an excellent way to meet friends, enjoy team activities and be physically active. Activities such as volleyball, basketball, broomball, ultimate Frisbee, disc golf and others (as interest develops) highlight the intramural year.

Student Organizations

The Student Development office has information to assist in identifying opportunities for involvement on campus in a number of clubs and organizations which are open to all students.

Crown College Student Association (CCSA)

The CCSA is comprised of all students enrolled at Crown College, both part-time and full-time. The CCSA is organized to minister to the spiritual, physical, intellectual, and social needs of the student body; to encourage standards of personal excellence; and to contribute to the development of College programs as they relate to the mission and objectives of the College.

CCSA Senate

The Senate is the governing body of the CCSA, overseeing all student organizations and representing the students before the faculty and governing bodies of the College. Elections for the Senate Executive Council (Student Body President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Public Relations Officer) and Class Representatives (one male and one female per class) are held annually. 

The Senate is involved in the development and maintenance of student organizations and special interest clubs.

Current Student Organizations:

  • Peer Advisory Council for TeacherEd (PACT)
  • Mu Kappa for International students
  • Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC)

Current Student Clubs:

  • Diverse and Unified Souls for Christ (DUSC)
  • Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
  • Hmong Student Fellowship (HSF)
  • Art Studio
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Film Coalition

Voluntary Participation Waiver

All students travelling on Crown College business must sign a Voluntary Event Participation Waiver. It includes Crown's new Personal Property Policy as follows:

Loss or damage to personal property (clothing, books, cell phones, electronics, etc.) is not insured by Crown College and must be insured by the student (or his/her parents), staff or faculty. This applies to personal property on-campus, in residence halls, in Crown College vehicles (on athletic or academic trips, etc.), and in personal vehicles being used for Crown business.

Copies of the waiver may be obtained by contacting the Head of the Department you are travelling with or from the Operations Office, N210. Please return the completed waiver to the Department Head.