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

Student Engagement


Event Planning and Use of Campus Sports and Recreation
Office of Intercultural Learning & Experience Student Organizations
Scheduling and Promoting Student Events Voluntary Participation Waiver
Student Leadership Development Opportunities  

Event Planning and Use of Campus

Any student, faculty or staff requesting to hold an event or requires the use of any room on campus needs to be processed through Ad Astra. Ad Astra tracks the use of all space on campus, as well as technical equipment, tables and chairs, IT services, classrooms, vehicles, event decorations, etc. Any and all events need to be entered into the system and approved by the Events Manager before they can be held.

Office of Intercultural Learning & Experience

The Office of Intercultural Learning & Experiences provides general oversight for intercultural learning and experiences on campus, including intercultural programs and care for under-represented students, Destination Serve trips (missions trips), local community service opportunities, Campus Mobilization Team ministries, and other international student services.

A. 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.

B. 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 Service-Learning.

C. Mu Kappa

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

D. Campus Mobilization Team (CMT)

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.

E. International Workers in Residence (IWiRS)

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.

F. 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.

Scheduling and Promoting Student Events

A. Daily Email Announcements

On class days, Student Development generates an email to all faculty, staff and undergraduate students listing announcements and activities for the day. These daily emails are the official announcement publication of the College and include important information for the College community. Students, faculty and staff are responsible for knowing its contents.

To have an activity or notice listed in the daily email, information must be sent to the Administrative Assistant for Student Development a minimum of 24 hours prior to the requested posting date.

B. Community Bulletin Board 

The Community Bulletin Board is located across from the student mailboxes on the first level of the Main building. This bulletin board is for students to use for personal notices and off-campus events. No approval is required to post on this board.

C. Crown Mobile App

Crown College has a campus app called Crown Mobile. This app brings services to students and enables them to connect with classmates and friends. The app can be download from the Apple Store. App features include:

  • Welcome Week Schedule/check-in
  • Chapel Check-in
  • Campus Services
  • Campus Events
  • Campus Wall
  • Private Messaging
  • Announcements
  • Security phone numbers
  • Centralized access for students

D. Event Calendar

Campus-wide events may be found on the Community Calendar located on the Crown College website under the quick links. Events located on this calendar are events involving the campus, campus facilities, off-campus events or events open to the public. Contact the Student Development office for any questions regarding posting your event.

E. Off-Campus Promotion, Publicity, and Announcements

All articles and/or materials for release to off-campus media must be submitted in advance to the Marketing and Media Relations Office for approval.

F. Posters

All posters must be approved and stamped by Student Development prior to posting. Posters should only be placed in approved locations (not on doors, windows, restrooms, fire doors, near emergency equipment, or the elevators). Unauthorized materials will be removed. The day after the event, all posters must be removed. More information concerning how many and where posters may be placed is available from the Student Development office.

Announcements involving items for sale, job opportunities, lost and found, or personal invitations should utilize the general advertising bulletin board in the Mail Center and Facility Management hall.

Student 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.

A. Leadership Opportunities

Each year Crown students are involved in on-campus leadership opportunities, including, but not limited to:

  • 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)
  • Student Chaplain
  • Traveling Ministry Teams
  • Welcome Weekend Staff 

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

B. Leadership Philosophy

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 . . .
  • Add mentoring
  • Glorifying (worshipping Christ with everything).

C. Leadership Development

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. Varsity Sports Teams

Crown offers many opportunities for students to be involved in sports: 

  • Baseball
  • Softball
  • Men's Basketball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Men's Cross Country
  • Women's Cross Country
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Men's Golf
  • Women's Golf
  • Men's Soccer
  • Women's Soccer
  • Men's Indoor Track & Field
  • Women's Indoor Track & Field
  • Men's Outdoor Track & Field
  • Women's Outdoor Track & Field
  • Men's Tennis
  • Women's Tennis

B. Intramurals

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.

C. Fitness Center and Weight Room

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.

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.

A. Student 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.

B. Recognized Student Groups/Clubs

Current Student Organizations:

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

Current Student Clubs:

  • Nurses Christian Fellowship (NCF)
  • Hmong Student Fellowship (HSF)
  • Art Studio
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club
  • Film Coalition

Voluntary Participation Waiver

All students traveling on or for Crown College business (including travel for student clubs, groups, coursework, etc.) 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 traveling with or from the Operations Office, N210. Please return the completed waiver to the Department Head.