Aug 09, 2020  
School of Arts & Sciences Handbook 2019-2020 
    
School of Arts & Sciences Handbook 2019-2020

Maintenance and Safety


Bullying Missing Person Policy
Campus Safety Parking
Classroom Emergencies Personal Property Insurance
Emergency Procedures Recreational Fire Policy
Fireworks and Weapons Residence Hall Fire Safety
Freedom of Expression/Disruptive Activity Policy Snowmobiles
Hoverboards and Drones Title IX (Offensive Behavior Policy)
Keys/Security ID Cards Weather Closure
Loss and Theft Work Requests

Bullying

A core value that flows from our Christ-centered mission is that we recognize the dignity and great worth of all people. Incidents and behavior inconsistent with this mission will not be tolerated, such as bias-related incidents and hate crimes. Bias-related incidents can be any physical, spoken, visual or written acts of abuse, harassment, intimidation, vulgarity, or remarks of a personally destructive nature toward another person because of actual or perceived defining characteristics. This can occur whether the act is intentional or unintentional, or is directed toward an individual or group regarding: race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, workers' compensation status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under applicable local, state, or federal law; or any other distinguishing characteristic protected by applicable non-discrimination law.

A hate crime occurs when a bias-related incident involves a criminal act being committed. These crimes may involve, but are not limited to: physical assault, damage to property, bullying, harassment, verbal abuse or insults, or offensive graffiti or letters. Students involved in such incidents or behavior will be subject to discipline according to Minnesota and/or federal law, as well as College policies.

Campus Safety

In an effort to ensure the safety and security of all residents, personal property, and College facilities, precautionary measures are taken by the College. Faculty, staff, students, and guests are asked to partner with the College to help maintain a safe and secure environment.

  1. Campus Safety staff conduct rounds of the entire campus regularly during the overnight hours.
  2. Outside doors to all buildings (in addition to the residence areas in Main) are locked and can only be opened with security ID cards which are issued to all faculty, staff and students. Residents are asked to promote campus security through keeping their vehicle/room/apartment doors locked, by not loaning residence room keys or ID cards to others, and by reporting suspicious activity to the Safety Office and/or Residence Life staff. Students are asked to keeping building entrance doors secured and submit maintenance requests to the Facility Management Services (FMS) office. 
  3. All public areas of the Main Building (except the Storm Café seating area) are closed from 1:00 a.m. until 6:00 a.m.
  4. Non-residents and unregistered guests are to leave campus by 1:00 a.m.
  5. Campus Safety staff are available for safe escort assistance from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. Please call the Campus Safety phone at 952-412-3658.
  6. If 911 is dialed by accident, please remain on the line and let them know the call was by mistake and not an emergency. Failure to do so will result in emergency services responding to the dorm the call was placed from, and a fine will be issued to the college.
  7. Unauthorized use of keys or security ID cards and/or propping open of locked doors compromises the security of the campus and its residents. Violations to security will result in a fine.
  8. When Residence Life on-call staff members or safety personnel need to exercise their duties to ensure campus safety, students should respond immediately and respectfully.
  9. Failure to comply with safety procedures outlined in this Handbook will result in fines. Fine amounts are available on the website.

Fire, Security and Life Safety Equipment

Fire safety equipment such as fire alarms, extinguishers, and smoke detectors are located in all residence halls on campus for student safety. Fire alarms and fire extinguishers should be used only in emergency situations. If a person commits tampering with a Crown College Security, Fire, or Life Safety System when he/she knowingly damages, sabotages, destroys, or causes a permanent or temporary malfunction in any physical or electronic Security, Fire, or Life Safety System or any component part of any of those systems including, but not limited to, card readers, magnetic strip readers, smart card readers, proximity card readers, digital keypads, keypad access controls, digital locks, electromagnetic locks, electric strikes, electronic exit hardware, exit alarm systems, delayed egress systems, biometric access control equipment, intrusion detection systems and sensors, burglar alarm systems, wireless burglar alarms, silent alarms, duress alarms, hold-up alarms, glass break detectors, motion detectors, seismic detectors, glass shock sensors, magnetic contacts, closed circuit television (CCTV), security cameras, digital cameras, dome cameras, covert cameras, wireless cameras, network cameras, IP addressable cameras, CCTV camera lenses, video cassette recorders, CCTV monitors, CCTV consoles, CCTV housings and enclosures, CCTV pan-and-tilt devices, CCTV transmission and signal equipment, wireless video transmitters, wireless video receivers, radio frequency (RF) or microwave components, or both, infrared illuminators, video motion detectors, video recorders, time lapse CCTV recorders digital video recorders (DVRs), digital image storage systems, video converters, video distribution amplifiers, video time-date generators, multiplexers, switchers, splitters, fire alarms, smoke alarm systems, smoke detectors, flame detectors, fire detection systems and sensors, fire sprinklers, fire suppression systems, fire extinguishing systems, public address systems, intercoms, emergency telephones, emergency call boxes, emergency pull stations, telephone entry systems, video entry equipment, annunciators, sirens, lights, sounders, control panels and components, and all associated computer hardware, computer software, control panels, wires, cables, connectors, electromechanical components, electronic modules, fiber optics, filters, passive components, and power sources including batteries and back-up power supplies. Any person violating these provisions shall face a fine of up to $1,000.00, a possible Misdemeanor offense, and/or police contact.

In the event of a fire alarm, students who do not cooperate in evacuating a building when the alarm is sounding will be subject to disciplinary action and/or a fine. A Residence Life staff member or the fire department will notify students when re-entry is permissible.

Classroom Emergencies

In the event of an emergency or all-campus alert during classroom hours, Emergency Procedure guidelines are located in each classroom for reference.

Emergency Procedures

Dial 911. When the dispatcher answers, state "THIS IS AN EMERGENCY." Be prepared to give the dispatcher your name, nature of the emergency, location, and phone number. Whenever you dial 911, or at any time there is an emergency on campus, notify the Reception Desk immediately (ext. "0" or 952-446-4100) so that College personnel are better able to respond to the situation. If possible, send someone to the Reception Desk to help direct the emergency personnel. On weekends, holidays, or overnight, follow the recorded message directions to reach Campus Safety or Residence Life Staff.

A. Fire

  • Fire safety equipment such as fire alarms, fire extinguishers, and smoke detectors are located in all buildings on campus. Fire alarms and fire extinguishers should be used only in emergency situations. Tampering with fire equipment, disconnecting smoke alarms, resetting an alarm and/or ringing a false alarm constitutes a violation of local and state laws. Anyone caught doing this, or any other act that might infringe on the safety of the campus, will face disciplinary action and fines. Malfunctioning fire safety equipment should immediately be reported to Facility Management Services personnel.
  • In the event of a fire alarm, students, faculty and staff must evacuate all buildings. Notification will be given when re-entry is permissible.
  • If you hear a fire alarm, evacuate the building immediately.
  • If you discover a fire, activate the nearest fire alarm, and then evacuate the building immediately.
  • Do not use an elevator.

B. Gas Leak

  • Open the windows. Do not light matches or turn on lights. 
  • Notify the Facility Management Services (FMS) office or a Residence Life Staff member (RD, ARD or RA) immediately.

C. Medical Emergencies

  • Call 911 for a medical emergency.
  • Do not move the victim, unless unavoidable.
  • If you are trained, administer First Aid.
  • Notify the Reception Desk and a Residence Life Staff member (RD, ARD or RA) immediately.

D. Tornado/Severe Weather

  • If you hear the Civil Defense siren, remain calm and proceed immediately to the lowest level of the building you are in.
  • Do not use the elevator. 
  • Walk rapidly and stay away from windows. 
  • Once at the designated area, remain calm, listen for any special instructions, and remain there until the danger is past and College personnel give an "all clear" signal.

Fireworks and Weapons

No fireworks or weapons are allowed on campus or in buildings, and may not be stored in vehicles. This includes all forms of fireworks, shotguns, rifles, ammunition, knives (except pocketknives with blades smaller than three inches), paint ball guns, splat ball guns, pellet guns, BB guns, air soft guns or compatible devices, hunting equipment, etc.

No hunting is permitted on the campus. Violators are subject to legal prosecution and/or a fine, and additional disciplinary action from the College. Students possessing and/or using fireworks will be subject to fines, legal prosecution, and additional disciplinary action from the College.

Freedom of Expression/Disruptive Activity Policy

Crown College believes in the importance of freedom of expression and in the value of permitting all members of the college community to publicly express support for or opposition to issues and actions. The following guidelines have been established to protect freedom of expression and provide a meaningful outlet for that expression:

  • On-campus and off-campus groups wishing to demonstrate on the Crown College campus must submit their plan in writing to the Office of Student Development and receive approval at least 24 hours in advance of the demonstration. 
  • Plans submitted to the Office of Student Development should include the number of people involved, and the location, time, and purpose of the demonstration. 
  • All protests should be peaceful and respectful of other members of the community and campus property. 

No person or organization may interfere with, disrupt normal activity and operations of, or promote the interference or disruption of students, faculty, administration, staff, or the educational mission of the College or of the College or its buildings, equipment, or facilities. Any form of expression that interferes with such activities and operations or invades the rights of persons is prohibited. Pranking or prank wars may be considered a disruptive activity.

Noncompliance with reasonable time, place, or manner restrictions on expression is considered a violation of this policy. Such activity includes, but is not limited to, behavior in a classroom or instructional program that interferes with the instructor or presenter's ability to conduct the class or program or with the ability of others to profit from the class or program.

The Office of Student Development has the right to discontinue any protests or demonstrations not in compliance with these guidelines. Off-campus protesters are not permitted to participate in a demonstration on the campus without advance permission from the Office of Student Development and may be asked to leave campus at the discretion of safety personnel or staff members of the Office of Student Development.  To remain in the vicinity of activity that is disrupting normal College functions when requested to leave by a College official is prohibited. Bystanders, if their presence incites or adds to the disruption, as well as more active participants in the disruptive activity, may be in violation of this policy as well.

Hoverboards and Drones

Hoverboards are banned from all campus property because of the fire risk. Drones are banned from all campus property and airspace because of safety concerns and in order to prevent unwanted privacy intrusion. Permission to use a drone for a specific project/event must be obtained in advance from Facility Management Services. Students found with a hoverboard or a drone will be asked to take it home. If the student cannot immediately remove the device in question, it will be temporarily confiscated. Students who do not comply with this policy may incur a fine and/or disciplinary action.

Keys/Security ID Cards

Students will be issued keys and security ID cards to their assigned room, residence hall, and the Main building for the duration of each academic session in which they are enrolled. An individual issued a College key/security ID assumes responsibility regarding the use and handling of them. The key and security ID card are for the assigned individual's use only.

All losses of ID cards should be reported immediately to Information Technology, while the loss of a residence hall key should be reported to their Resident Director. Students will be responsible for the replacement cost incurred for lost keys and security ID's.

Loss and Theft

Crown College is a safe and friendly environment. Sadly, however, theft does happen. If items of value are stolen, inform the Student Development office or Facility Management Services and fill out an Incident Report. Depending on the monetary amount of the theft, students have the option to also file a police report and are encouraged to do so should the loss amount be significant.

It is better to prevent theft by keeping room doors locked and backpacks within reach and sight at all times.

Missing Person Policy

In the event a student is reported missing for 24 hours (or less if circumstances deem it prudent to proceed) from campus, the College's goals are to maintain confidentiality, be sensitive to friends and family, and maintain responsible control of potentially volatile situations.  

Students who become aware of the missing student are to immediately report to a Student Development staff person. Communication will be established between the RA, roommates/friends of the missing student and professional Student Development staff as to the facts of when the student was last seen or heard from. Once facts have been obtained, Student Development staff will initiate their procedures regarding contacting family members, Campus Safety and/or local police offices.

  • Be sure there is no confusion about the identity of the missing student, especially if there is the possibility of two students with similar names
  • Be sure to maintain strict confidentiality at all times.  Deal only with the facts when communicating. 

Crown College recognizes the importance of safety for each member of our community. If a member of the College community has reason to believe that a student who resides in on-campus housing is missing, he or she should immediately notify the Student Development office (952-446-4162). If this occurs after business hours, call the Residence Life duty phone (612-547-9531) or the Campus Safety phone (952-412-3658).

After being notified, the College will generate a missing person report and initiate a thorough investigation. After investigating the missing person report, should the College determine the student is missing and has been missing for more than 24 hours, the College will notify the Carver County Sheriff's Office and the student's emergency contact no later than 24 hours after the student is determined to be missing.

Parking

Parking regulations have been set by Crown College Administration and are overseen by the Operations Office (N210). Each motor vehicle operated by a student, faculty or staff must be registered.

For the College's complete Motor Vehicle Regulations, please go to our.crown.edu > students > Campus Life > Vehicle Registration, or use the following link: Motor Vehicle Regulations.

  • The white, plastic permit that is hung on the rearview mirror is kept for the duration of the students' time at Crown College. However, renewal is required each semester. The new Semester and Lot stickers should be placed on top of the old stickers on the existing permit. Log onto our.crown.edu > Students > Campus Life > Vehicle Registration > Renew Current Permit or View/Edit Vehicle Information Associated with Current Permit.
  • Watch for email announcements as to the deadline for registering your vehicle. Ticketing will begin after the deadline.
  • After a vehicle is registered, you will receive an email saying your permit is ready to be picked up in the Operations Office (N210).
  • All vehicles must be properly parked in a legitimate parking space and in the correct lot at all times.
  • If the lot you are registered for is full, there is overflow parking available in the back row of the Athletic Lot. There is no overnight parking (between the hours of 11 pm and 7 am) in the first three rows of the Athletic Lot or in the Front Parking Lot.
  • All motorcycles must be properly registered and parked in a legitimate parking space at all times, not by the housing units.
  • No non-operational vehicles will be allowed on campus at any time.
  • If a permit is misplaced or lost, a new permit will need to be requested. This will add another parking permit registration fee to the student's account.

Any vehicles on campus without a proper permit (including the correct lot and semester sticker) displayed in the window, or in violation of Crown's Motor Vehicle Regulations, will be subject to ticketing, immobilization, and/or impound at the owner's expense.

A. Parking During  Breaks

If a student needs to leave their vehicle on campus during a break, i.e. Christmas, Spring, etc. vehicles are to be parked in the last two rows of the Athletic Parking lot. By relocating vehicles to this location, it frees up the parking lots for maintenance or snow removal by FMS staff while students are not on campus.

B. Snow Removal Event Policy

When plowing is required on campus, Snow Removal notices will be posted in various locations on campus, as well as noted in the daily email announcements, Crown Mobile app, and other pertinent modes of communication. Snow removal notices will indicate which lots and at what date and time said lot will be cleared of snow. Students are responsible to be aware of these notices and move their vehicles accordingly. Vehicles not removed within the stated date and times will be ticketed and towed at the owner's expense.

C. Bicycles

Bicycles may only be parked or stored in designated bicycle racks outside of residence halls. They may not be stored in stairwells, lounges, hallways, etc. Bicycles must not be left on campus over the summer except for residents living in Faith Village Summer Housing.

Bicycles left in bicycle racks in any other locations after May 15 each year will be considered abandoned and will be removed.

Personal Property Insurance

Students are expected to carry their own personal property insurance in the event of loss or damage to personal property (clothing, books, cell phones, electronics, etc.), on campus, in residence halls or in Crown College vehicles (athletic or academic trips, etc.) is not insured by Crown and must be insured by the student or his/her parents. Please contact Student Affairs for information on Student Renters Insurance plans if you do not have insurance coverage for your personal property.

Recreational Fire Policy

In order to protect and insure the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, Crown College will abide by the following rules and regulations while having a recreational bonfire on campus.

  • Students need approval from a Resident Director or Assistant Resident Director in order to schedule a recreational fire on campus. Fires are to be held in fire pits provided by FMS or the fire ring located on the beach of Lake Parley.
  • The Resident Director or Assistant Resident Director will enter the date, time, location and contact information of the host into Astra and communicate 3 to 5 days in advance the pertinent details to FMS/Events by completing a bonfire form which can be obtained from the FMS office in order to reserve the supplies needed for the fire.
  • An RA must be present for the full duration of the bonfire while burning is taking place on this campus.
  • Bonfires must be kept to a 3' in diameter and 3' in height size fire.
  • Bonfires must be contained within an approved fire ring, on pavement, to not ruin or burn the grass or other vegetation areas on campus.
  • Students may obtain a fire ring and fire wood from FMS if desired, if they request the supplies within a timely manner.

Residence Hall Fire Safety 

In an attempt to prevent fires from occurring within the residence halls, the College, in concurrence with local and state laws, has established certain precautionary guidelines:

  • Due to insurance regulations and fire prevention safety, open flames are not allowed in residence halls. Therefore, no candles, potpourri, incense, etc., that requires a flame may be used or kept in a residence hall room.
  • Halogen lamps, space heaters, and live trees pose significant fire hazards and, therefore, may not be used or kept in residence halls.
  • Hanging of items from, touching, and/or tampering of any kind with the fire sprinkler systems is not permitted.
  • Combustible materials, including flammable liquids, may not be kept in a residence hall or apartment unit.
  • All personal items must be kept in the resident's room/apartment. No personal items may be kept in the hallways, utility areas and/or common areas.
  • Disconnecting automatic door closures is a violation of fire code. Tampering with door closures or propping open doors will result in a fine.
  • Utility areas (near furnaces, storage rooms, etc.) are not to be utilized as additional living space and must be kept empty and accessible at all times for maintenance repair.

Snowmobiles

Snowmobiles cannot be driven on campus nor can they be stored on campus.

Title IX (Offensive Behavior Policy)

It is the policy of the College to make every effort to provide an environment free from discrimination and from offensive, inappropriate or degrading remarks or conduct. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to; inappropriate remarks about or conduct related to any individual's race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, age, and status with regard to public assistance. Offensive behavior prohibited by this policy includes requests to engage in illegal, immoral, or unethical conduct or retaliation for the making of a complaint.

While all forms of offensive, inappropriate and discriminatory behavior are prohibited, it is the College's policy to emphasize that sexual harassment is strictly prohibited.

The harassment of any undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences at Crown College is demeaning to both the victim of the harassment and to the College. It can result in withdrawal, absenteeism, low morale, and an unsafe and uncomfortable learning environment. The College will not tolerate the harassment of any of its students and will take immediate, positive steps to stop it when it occurs.

A student of the College found to have acted in violation of this Offensive Behavior Policy shall be subject to appropriate disciplinary action which may include, but is not limited to, a warning, probation, suspension, and dismissal.

This policy is not intended to deny the right of any individual who feels s/he has been sexually harassed or harassed in any other manner in violation of the Offensive Behavior Policy, to contact government enforcement agencies, or to replace legal recourse for any actions which violate federal or state law.

Click here for the complete Title IX policy of the College.

A. Definition

The following definition is intended to define sexual harassment, one form of offensive behavior.

Sexual harassment includes unwelcome conduct such as sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when:

  • submission to such conduct is made, either explicitly or implicitly, a term or condition of an individual's educational experience or employment, or the individual's submission or rejection of such conduct is used as the basis of an educational program or activity decision or employment decision affecting such individual; or
  • such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially and unreasonably interfering with an individual's education or employment or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational or work environment.

Sexual harassment is distinguished from a voluntary sexual relationship by the introduction of the element of coercion, threat, hostility, or unwanted attention of a sexual nature. Actions that can constitute sexual harassment include:

  • Unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions;
  • Requests for sexual favors;
  • Verbal abuse of a sexual nature, obscene language, off-color jokes, verbal commentary about an individual's body, sexual innuendo, and gossip about sexual relations;
  • The display of derogatory or sexually suggestive posters, cartoons, drawings, objects, notes, letters, emails, or text messages;
  • Visual conduct such as leering or making gestures;
  • Videotaping or taking photographs of a sexual nature without consent;
  • Cyber harassment, including but not limited to disseminating information, photos, or video of a sexual nature without consent;
  • Engaging in conduct of a sexual nature which creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive academic or work environment (e.g., sexually-oriented jokes, offensive physical contact, obscene messages and gestures);
  • Punishing or threatening to take adverse action against a subordinate or student for refusing to comply with sexual demands.

Although certain forms of sexual harassment may seem self-evident, recognizing such behavior when it is happening can be difficult.  In making such an assessment consider whether the behavior:

  • Is offensive, unwanted or both;
  • Interferes with one's ability to enjoy his or her employment or academic environment;
  • Interferes with job or academic performance;
  • Causes unnecessary discomfort, humiliation or harm to oneself or others around one.

B. Responsibilities

All students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the spirit and intent of this policy. The Offensive Behavior Policy applies to all students of the College including, but not limited to: full-time and part-time students, on campus and commuting students.

This policy, as a part of the Student Handbook, will be available via the Crown College website to all undergraduate students in the School of Arts and Sciences. Every student will be required to acknowledge his or her receipt of the Student Handbook and this policy online. Student Development staff and supervisors shall be responsible for ensuring that all staff and student staff under their direction are familiar with this policy.

Faculty, staff and students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the spirit and intent of this policy. They shall establish and maintain a climate in Student Development which encourages students to communicate questions or concerns regarding this policy; recognize incidents; and notify the College's designated officers in the event of offensive behavior allegations so that consistent investigatory procedures may be implemented All students are responsible for conducting themselves in a manner consistent with the spirit and intent of this policy. The Offensive Behavior Policy applies to all students of the College including, but not limited to: full-time and part-time students, on campus and commuting students.

C. Remedial Action

Any student who feels s/he is being subjected to offensive behavior should immediately contact one of the persons below with whom the student feels most comfortable. Complaints may be made orally or in writing to:

  • A Resident Assistant, Assistant Resident Director or Resident Director
  • The Dean of Students 
  • The Title IX Coordinator

All complaints of offensive behavior will be taken seriously and responded to in a timely and appropriate manner. The College will respect the privacy of the complainant, the individual(s) against whom the complaint is filed, and the witnesses as much as possible, consistent with the College's legal obligation to investigate, to take appropriate action, and to conform with any discovery or disclosure obligations.

i. Investigation

When making a complaint, the student should be prepared to provide the following information:

  1. The student's name
  2. The name of the person or persons committing the offensive behavior, including their status at the College, if known;
  3. The specific nature of the offensive behavior and how long it has gone on.
  4. Witnesses to the offensive behavior; and
  5. Whether the complainant has previously reported or discussed such offensive behavior and if so, when, to whom, or with whom.

The Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Development are the persons designated by the College to be the investigators of complaints of offensive behavior against a student. The Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Development may delegate the investigation to another College employee at his/her discretion. In the event the offensive behavior complaint is against either the Dean of Students or the Vice President of Student Development, the investigator shall be a person designated by the College.

ii. Corrective Action

a. Involving Students

Based upon the investigation, the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Development shall, within a reasonable period of time, determine whether the conduct of the person against whom a complaint of offensive behavior has been made constitutes offensive behavior. In making that determination, the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Development shall look at the situation as a whole and at the totality of the circumstances. The determination of whether offensive behavior occurred shall be made on a case-by-case basis.

If the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Development determines that the complaint of offensive behavior is founded, they shall take immediate and appropriate disciplinary action against the student guilty of the offensive behavior, consistent with his/her authority.

The disciplinary action shall be consistent with the nature and severity of the offense, the rank of the employee and any other factors the Dean of Students and Vice President of Student Development deems appropriate including, but not limited to: the effect of the offense on student morale, public perception of the offense, and the light in which it casts the College. A determination of the level of disciplinary action shall also be made on a case-by-case basis.

A written record of disciplinary action taken shall be kept, including, verbal reprimands.

b. Involving Non-Students or Non-Employees

In cases of offensive behavior committed by a non-student or non-employee against a College student at the college, the Human Resources Director and Vice President of Student development shall take lawful steps to halt the offensive behavior.

D. Obligation of Students

Students are not only encouraged to report instances of offensive behavior, but are urged to make such reports. Offensive behavior places other students at risk and exposes the College to liability.

Reports may be made in person to a Resident Assistant, Assistant Resident Director, Resident Director, The Dean of Students, Title IX Coordinator, Campus Safety Office, any Vice President, or an immediate supervisor.

Reports may be made online by utilizing the Online Reporting Form: www.crown.edu/misconduct-reporting . Online Reporting can be anonymous if desired.

Students are obligated to cooperate in every investigation of offensive behavior. This includes, but is not limited to: coming forward with evidence which may be favorable to the accused person, as well as, fully and truthfully making a written report or verbally answering questions when required to do so by an investigator during the course of an investigation of offensive behavior.

Students are also obligated to refrain from filing bad faith complaints of offensive behavior.

Students are obligated to complete annual Privacy, Security and Safety training. This training promotes awareness and prevention of offensive behavior, provides information for privacy and campus safety and meets Title IX training requirements.

The College prohibits retaliation against the person making the complaint of offensive behavior, witnesses, a person who associates with or supports a person making a complaint, or any other persons connected with the investigation. Individuals who engage in retaliation will be subject to immediate discipline up to and including dismissal.

E. Process

If, for any reason, you believe your complaint has not been responded to in a timely or appropriate manner, refer the problem to any other manager of the College.

F. Consensual Relationship

Consensual or voluntary romantic relationships between students have the potential for charges of sexual harassment. A charge of sexual harassment arising out of this relationship will be investigated under these policies and procedures in the same manner as any other charge.

Weather Closure

Crown College rarely closes due to weather conditions. Those who commute should monitor the weather and road conditions to determine whether travel is advised for his/her particular situation.

The determination of whether or not the School of Arts & Sciences daytime classes are cancelled (and/or the College offices are closed) will be made by 5:30 am. Afternoon and evening classes, as well as activity cancellations, will be made by 2:30 pm. If it is deemed necessary that the College close, there are multiple ways of communicating this decision.

  • Message posted on the Crown website - www.crown.edu 
  • An email message will be sent to the Crown Email Addresses of all affected students and employees. 
  • A text alert will be sent to those who have not opted out.
  • Local radio, TV and internet media outlets will also be informed. These outlets include: KARE11, KMSP, KSTP and WCCO. Please note, each media outlet updates their information at different times and in different ways. Due to this variance in practice, this should be your last choice  in obtaining this information. 

Work Requests

Should a student have maintenance needs in their residence hall/room, they are to contact their RA who will then submit a Work Request on their behalf. If response to the maintenance does not seem to be handled in a timely manner, it is the student's responsibility to follow-up with the RA.

Other maintenance or cleaning needs noticed in the Main Building or around the campus grounds may be reported to the Facility Management Services by submitting an email to workorder@crown.edu.