May 26, 2024  
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog 
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services


Student Services

The intention of Crown College is to help students grow as whole and healthy individuals who are being formed in character and conduct to be more like our Lord Jesus Christ. We seek to be a Christ-centered community committed to providing biblically-based education for Christian leadership in an environment which encourages the formation of the whole person. To that end, Crown College offers many opportunities for growth both within the academic setting and beyond the classroom. These experiences contribute to community life, personal development and enjoyment, career preparation, leadership training, and spiritual development.

Crown College serves both on-campus students in the School of Arts & Sciences (Arts & Sciences) and the School of Online Studies and Graduate School (Crown Online). Student services are listed according to their availability to each group of students.

Student Services Available to Arts & Sciences and Crown Online Students 

Facilities on the main campus include classrooms, the Dining Center, Storm Café, Sherburne Ave. Coffee Shop, Library, computer labs, Crown Study Lab, study areas, Campus Store, Mail Center, Athletic Center, parking, and athletic fields. Arts and Sciences students are required to live on campus unless they meet the approved exemptions listed in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Handbook. Online students moving to the area may request long-term housing on campus and will be considered based on availability, student status and other factors.

Note: Crown Online students have access to most of these areas during Main building regular business hours with the exception of classrooms, the Life Fitness Center and the Weight Room.

Career Services

The Office of Career Services (OCS) provides student-centered/career-related assistance and programs such as general career guidance, choosing a major, resume and cover letter advice, internship and job search, interview preparation, professional networking and branding, applying to graduate school and more. OCS staff is available to assist students as they take career-related steps in their journey to serve and influence the world. Students are encouraged to accept responsibility for their career needs/direction and connect with OCS (Engage); to examine their God-given gifts and talents in terms of vocation/calling and gain familiarity with the world of work (Envision); and to learn, adapt, and thrive in an ever-changing job market by utilizing technology and social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, and E-Portfolios (Equip). Connect with OCS via social media and

Disability Services 

The Office of Disability Services of Crown College coordinates services needed by students who have a documented physical, learning, emotional, and/or psychological/psychiatric disability. All requests for accommodations, whether physical or academic, must be made through the Office of Disability Services.

Our commitment is to provide reasonable accommodations and services to students who have disabilities so that students with disabilities have equal access to the opportunity for academic success as students without disabilities, not to provide special treatment or advantages that students without disabilities do not receive.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Identify him/herself as a student with a disability by making an appointment with the Director of Disability Services to discuss the disability as well as reasonable accommodations.
  • Provide adequate documentation of specific disability. This documentation should be no more than 3 years old and be signed by an appropriate professional qualified to diagnose the disability. Any Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan should also be provided when available.
  • Discuss with each professor the necessary accommodations for his/her classes.
  • Please note that accommodations will not be provided until approval is given by the Director of Disability services.

For more information on the Office of Disability Services, please contact Dr. Tom McCracken (Director of Disability Services) at 952-446-4216 or by email at

Computer Lab

General use computer labs are located on the first floor and in the Library.  Specific hours of operation for each lab are posted at the lab entrances. The standard word processing program used at Crown College is Microsoft Word. Microsoft Office products have been installed on PC and Mac operating systems.

Crown Online students can access the computer lab when the Main building is open for normal business hours. Students may access the building through the Main lobby doors.

Library Resources

Among the many resources currently available in the Watne Memorial Library are:

  1. Over 260,000 volumes including 90,000 books,180,000 e-books, DVDs, CDs and other resources.
  2. Over a million Kindle books available (if we don’t have the book you need, ask a librarian.  They may download it on Kindle and check the Kindle out to you.)
  3. Crown “InfoSearch” (WorldCat)-the world’s largest online catalog with access to over 200 million books and other resources in 485 languages contained in 74,000 libraries around the world. Many of these resources are available to students free via inter-library loan.
  4. Over 100 research databases containing almost 40,000 full-text e-journals containing literally millions of articles. 
  5. Over a million Kindle books available (If we don’t have the book you need, ask a librarian who may download the book on Kindle and check the Kindle out to you).
  6. Films on Demand which contains over 30,000 academic videos and video clips.
  7. Mango language learning software for learning over 70 languages.
  8. Cameras, video cameras, voice recorders, laptop computers, Kindles and that can be check checked out.  
  9. Group study rooms, private study cubicles.
  10. Wireless access throughout the library.

Campus Store

Apparel and personal items including gifts are sold in the Campus Store. Hours are posted at the Store entrance and vary by day. Closed during Chapel.

Food Services

Arts and Sciences residential students are required to be on a meal plan. Food service is available on campus through the College Dining Center and/or the Storm Café. The Sherburne Ave. Coffee Shop is located in the Student Center and proudly brews Caribou Coffee. Hours are posted at the entrances to the food service area.

Arts & Sciences Student Services

New Student Orientation

An extensive orientation program is provided for new students entering the College. Orientation includes informational seminars, small group discussions, worship services, and social and recreational activities. New Student Orientation is scheduled prior to the beginning of each semester and is required for all new, incoming students. A select team of returning students is chosen and trained to plan and lead the program.

Counseling Services

Crown College Counseling Services provides professional, short-term counseling for various issues including coping and recovery for depression, anxiety, stress, relationship struggles, adjustment issues, addiction, eating and body image issues, loss and grief, personal growth and exploration, and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. Services are available for all Crown students. All services are free and completely confidential. Counseling records are NOT part of your academic record. Office hours are by appointment. Contact: 952-446-4314. All counselors in counseling services are at least master’s level academically trained in counseling, and are comfortable and willing to work with students on matters of spiritual growth. If deemed necessary, students are referred to outside sources due to their need for specialized services. Our counselors will work with the individual to determine what referrals are appropriate for them.

Health Services

The College maintains a Health Services office available to students for assistance with minor illnesses and first aid treatment. Health Services is staffed by a qualified nurse who provides health and wellness counsel through individual appointments with students and printed resources. Health Services is covered by tuition. Prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and the services of a physician are available close to campus, but are not covered by the general fee. Crown College undergraduate students enrolled in six or more credits are required to maintain personal health insurance coverage as required by federal law and to provide documentation of that insurance to Health Services. For insurance options, please visit

Crown College is not responsible for accidents sustained in intercollegiate or intramural athletic programs. Additional insurance is required for all students who participate in intercollegiate sports.

College Immunization Policy

Beginning July 1, 1990, all students born in 1957 or later who are enrolled in more than one class or enrolled in one class and housed on campus will be required to be in compliance with the Minnesota College Immunization Law (MN Stat 135A. 14). Only those students who are enrolled in extension classes or online classes are exempt from the law. Those enrolled in more than two on-campus classes or who have one class and live in Faith Village or other on-campus housing need to adhere to this law. This law was enacted by the Minnesota legislature in the spring of 1989 in response to the growing concern over outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases, such as measles and mumps, on college campuses. Not only have these diseases caused unnecessary illness, but also a significant disruption of campus activities. The College wants to make sure that none of these preventable diseases will interrupt studies or threaten student health.

A student who has not submitted immunization dates to the College will not be able to pre-register for the following semester until this requirement has been met. Certain exemptions for medical or philosophical reasons are permitted. Exemptions must be cleared through the Health Services Office. Travel abroad and mission trips may require additional immunizations. Hepatitis A and Polio are recommended. Nursing students are required to provide additional health and immunization information. The Centers for Disease Control has country specific vaccine recommendations for international travel. The Immunization Action Coalition has vaccine information in languages other than English. Forms must be signed by a guardian if the student is a minor.

In order to show compliance with this law and College policy, each student will need to submit immunization records showing the dates (month and year) of the following vaccinations:

  1. Tetanus and Diphtheria “booster” within the last ten years.
  2. Two immunizations of Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) received after the student’s first birthday.
  1. Hepatitis B, a three-dose series.
  2. Meningococcal Vaccine, a single-dose vaccination.
  3. International students and American students who have been living overseas who plan to study at Crown may be asked to provide additional health information. Proof of a recent Tuberculin test or chest x-ray within one year of the student’s entrance to Crown College may be requested.
  4. Varicella/Chicken Pox vaccine or disease.

Athletic Facilities

The Athletic Center, Life Fitness Center, and Weight Room have posted hours for general use by Arts & Sciences students only. Access to these areas is granted upon receipt of the Fitness Center Waiver form and proper training in the Weight Room. Please contact the Main Operations Office at 952-446-4132 for more information. Crown Online students do not have access to the Life Fitness Center or Weight Room.

Mail Center

Crown College maintains a complete Post Office, including UPS and Federal Express pickup. Hours of the Mail Center are Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Mail Center is closed Saturday, Sunday and holidays. Students can purchase stamps, send mail or pick up packages at the Mail Center window. The Mail Center accepts cash and personal checks, but does not take debit or credit cards.

Student Handbook

Details of community life on the campus are published in a separate volume called the College of Arts and Sciences Student Handbook (Student Handbook), which is updated annually. Specific policies regarding lifestyle issues, spiritual life on campus, residence life, Service Credits, co-curricular activities, and campus services and facilities are outlined there.

Students are expected to abide by the policies contained in the Student Handbook and to live in compliance with the standards of the College as outlined in the Community Covenant, and must sign an agreement to that effect when they apply to the College. These policies and standards apply while students are enrolled in a College program and/or reside in College-approved housing and are to be maintained during the summer, between semesters, and when on break or vacation.

There may be times when students violate College standards and disciplinary action may become necessary. Crown seeks to be a redemptive community where discipline is used by God in an individual’s life and for the good of the community. The Student Handbook outlines details of the disciplinary process, should that be necessary. The College reserves the right to require any student to discontinue studies who, in the opinion of the College, does not live in compliance with College standards and policies.

Devotional and Spiritual Life

Personal devotional times, Chapel services, and special prayer times are important in maintaining a vibrant walk with God during the busyness of college life. The College holds a series of special services each semester with an emphasis on spiritual growth and vitality. Attention is given to applying spiritual truths, prayer, and holy living in relation to a person’s commitment to the Lordship of Christ. Small discipleship groups and Bible studies meet regularly for the purpose of fellowship and spiritual growth, and interested students may be discipled one-on-one by faculty, staff, or mature upperclassmen. Arts and Sciences students are required to attend Chapel services unless they meet the stated exemptions found in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Handbook.

Chapel and Service Credit Program Requirement

Crown College believes 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 is required of all Arts and Science students and PSEO students living on campus carrying more than six credit hours. Students meeting the stated exemptions found in the College of Arts and Sciences Student Handbook  may apply for Chapel reduction or exemption. 

The Service Credit Program, as part of the academic program at Crown College, exists 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. Arts and Science students who earns a degree or certificate from Crown College must complete the Service Credit Program requirements to graduate. 

Crown Online Student Services

Online New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation (NSO) is designed to help new students transition into their online studies at Crown College. Orientation helps new students better understand the requirements of being an online student.  It includes sessions on how online classes work, policies and procedures, online student services, and tips for being successful in online classes. All new students are required to complete NSO prior to starting online classes.

Tutoring Services

Crown Online contracts with to provide free one-to-one, 24/7 tutoring in the areas of basic math, accounting, statistics, finance, economics, biology, social studies, grammar, and literature.

Student ID

A student ID is available for online students upon request for external usage.