Jan 27, 2023  
School of Arts & Sciences Handbook 2022-2023 
    
School of Arts & Sciences Handbook 2022-2023

Maintenance and Safety


Bullying Missing Person Policy
Campus Safety Motorcycles and Snowmobiles
Classroom Emergencies Parking
Emergency Procedures Personal Property Insurance
Fireworks and Weapons Recreational Fire Policy
Freedom of Expression/Disruptive Activity Policy Residence Hall Fire Safety
Hoverboards and Drones Title IX -Sexual Misconduct
Keys/Door Access Weather Closure
Loss and Theft Work Requests

Bullying

Because each individual is created in God’s image, 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. During the Academic Year, 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 the Crown Mobile app. Residents are asked to promote campus security through keeping their vehicle/room/apartment doors locked, not loaning residence room keys to others, and by reporting suspicious activity to the Safety Office and/or Residence Life staff. Students are asked to keep building entrance doors secured. 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 12:30 am until 7:00 a.m. 
  4. Students are asked to keeping building entrance doors secured and submit maintenance requests to the Facility Management Services (FMS) office. 
  5. 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.
  6. Non-residents and unregistered guests are to leave campus by 1:00 a.m.
  7. Campus Safety staff are available for safe escort assistance during the academic year. Please call the Campus Safety phone at 952-234-1059.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Failure to comply with safety procedures outlined in this Handbook will result in fines and/or disciplinary action.

A. 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, 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. College personnel or a 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 can be found in the Crisis Management Plan. 

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 (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.

If 911 is dialed by accident, please remain on the line to inform the Operator the call was a 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.

On campus emergency or urgent event numbers: 

  • Safety Phone: 952-446-4101
  • Facility Management Services Office: 952-446-4183 (7:30 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Friday)
  • After Hours Facility Phone: 952-412-3658 (4:30 pm-11:30 pm)
  • On-Call Maintenance Phone: 952-412-3659 (11:30 pm-7:30 am)
  • Residence Life Duty Phone: 612-547-9531. 

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. 
    • After Hours Facility Phone: 952-446-4101 (4:30 pm-11:30 pm) 
    • FMS Maintenance: 952-412-3659, (7:30 am-4:30 pm) 
    • Residence Life Duty Phone: 612-547-9531   

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.

Students possessing and/or using fireworks will be subject to fines, legal prosecution, and additional disciplinary action from the College. Violators are subject to legal prosecution and/or a fine, 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. Personal drones are banned from all campus property and airspace because of safety concerns and to prevent unwanted privacy intrusion. Permission to use a drone for a specific project/event must be obtained in advance from Operations. 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/Door Access

Students will be issued a room key and given door access through a smartphone security app 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/door access assumes responsibility regarding the use and handling of them. The key and door access are for the assigned individual’s use only. Physical student ID cards are available upon request from Information Technology (IT)

Any loss or breach of a student’s door access should be reported immediately to IT. The loss of a residence hall key should be reported immediately to their Resident Director. Students will be responsible for the replacement cost incurred for lost keys ($50) and credentials.

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 Operations, 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. To deter theft, keep room doors locked, and backpacks within reach and sight always.   

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.). Student, staff, and faculty personal property is not insured by Crown and must be insured by the owner which includes any student or his/her parent. It is understood and agreed that the College will not be held responsible for loss, damage or theft of personal property of the Student or his/her guest(s).  

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. 
  • 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 (952-446-4101).

After being notified, the College will generate a missing person report and initiate a thorough investigation. After the investigation has taken place, 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.

Motorcycles and Other Vehicles

Like all other motor vehicles, motorcycles operated, owned, and parked on campus by students (residential and commuter status), faculty, and staff must be registered on our.crown.edu. A parking permit must be displayed where it is easily visible. (Please secure student permits to the vehicle using tape since student permits do not have adhesive.) All motorcycles must be properly licensed and parked in legitimate parking spaces. Parking next to housing units or residence halls is not allowed. All parking rules and regulations apply to motorcycles. 

Snowmobiles, boats and minibikes are not allowed on campus grounds.

Parking

Parking regulations have been set by Crown College Administration and are overseen by the Operations Office. 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 Motor Vehicle Regulations

  • The white, plastic permit that is hung on the rearview mirror is kept for the duration of the student’s time at Crown College. However, renewal is required each year. The new stickers should be placed on top of the old stickers on the existing permit. To renew or update a parking permit, log onto our.crown.edu > Students > Campus Life > Vehicle Registration > Renew Current Permit or View/Edit Vehicle Information Associated with Current Permit.
  • Students are responsible for monitoring their student Crown email announcements as to the deadline for registering their vehicle. Ticketing will begin after the deadline.
  • After a vehicle is registered, the student will receive an email saying their permit is ready to be picked up in the Operations Office.
  • All vehicles must be properly parked in a legitimate parking space and in the correct lot at all times.
  • If the lot a student is registered for is full, there is overflow parking available in the back row of the Athletic Parking Lot. There is no overnight parking (between the hours of 12:30 am and 7 am) in the first three rows of the Athletic Parking Lot or in the Main Parking Lot located in the front of the Main building.
  • All motorcycles must be properly registered and parked in a legitimate parking space at all times, not by the housing units.
  • Non-operational vehicles are not allowed on campus at any time.
  • If a permit is misplaced or lost, a new permit will need to be requested resulting in a $25 permit replacement fee.

Any vehicles on campus without a proper permit (including the correct lot and year 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 three 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 time 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.

D. Other Vehicles

Boats, snowmobiles and minibikes are not allowed on campus grounds.

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.). Student, staff and faculty personal property is not insured by Crown and must be insured by the owner which includes any student or his/her parent.

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.

  • Recreational fires are to be held in fire pits provided by FMS or the fire ring located on the beach of Lake Parley.
  • A bonfire event must have a contact person who will coordinate with the Student Development office to input the event and all pertinent information (date, time, location, supplies needed, staff or Res. Life representative, etc.) into Ad Astra. The contact person is responsible for communicating with FMS 3 to 5 days prior to the event to complete a bonfire form to reserve needed supplies.
  • A student leader or staff person must be present for the full duration of the bonfire while burning is taking place on 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 avoid ruining or burning the grass or other vegetation areas on campus.
  • Students may obtain a fire ring and firewood from FMS if desired. Supplies must be requested within 3-5 days prior to the event.

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.

Title IX - Sexual Misconduct

A. Notice of Nondiscrimination 

Crown College (the “College”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in administration of its educational policies, financial aid program, and all other programs.

In accordance with Title IX, this policy addresses the College’s prohibition of sex discrimination.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination.  Not only are sex discrimination and sexual harassment prohibited by this policy, but they are also prohibited by various federal and state laws, including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.  Sexual harassment includes a variety of unwelcome behavior of a sexual nature, and at its most severe form includes sexual violence. Examples of sexual violence include, but are not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  This policy discusses “sexual misconduct” when referring to sex discrimination in all forms, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Crown College is committed to a safe and healthy environment and as such will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form; including but not limited to, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  Sexual misconduct violates an individual’s rights and dignity. Not only are they acts of disrespect, violence, aggression or coercion against an individual, they are also violations of this policy and an attack on our College community. In addition, some forms of sexual misconduct are crimes.  The College is committed to promptly, impartially, and equitably addressing and resolving all reports of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, domestic or dating violence, and stalking. When the College finds that such behavior has occurred, it will take steps to prevent the recurrence of the behavior and to correct its effects.  Retaliation against an individual who brings a complaint or pursues legal action, or an individual who serves as a witness in an investigation is prohibited and will not be tolerated.

B. Title IX Coordinator 

Pursuant to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and 34 C.F.R. Part 106, the Crown College Title IX Coordinator is the designated representative of the College with primary responsibility for coordinating College Title IX compliance efforts, including the college’s efforts to end sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.  The Title IX Coordinator will oversee the school’s response to reports and complaints of sex discrimination in all its forms, including reports of sexual violence, coordinate the school’s efforts to identify and address any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and complaints, and assist in answering any other questions related to these policies and procedures.  Questions or concerns regarding sex discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence may be directed to the College’s Title IX Coordinator:

Amy Luesse
Director of Human Resources
Office: N207
952-446-4122
8700 College View Dr
St. Bonifacius, MN 55375

Questions or concerns may also be directed to the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education

C. Scope of Policy 

Sexual misconduct committed in connection with any College program, whether on or off campus, is prohibited and will not be tolerated. This applies to academic, educational, extra-curricular, and other College programs.  In addition, this policy applies to off-campus conduct that the College determines may cause or threaten to cause an unacceptable disruption at the College or which may interfere with an individual’s right to non-discriminatory educational environment. 

This policy applies to all students, employees, contractors, and other visitors.  This policy applies regardless of the sexual orientation or gender identity of any of the parties.

Crown College is committed to addressing sexual misconduct and encourages complainants to report incidents to appropriate College authorities. Individuals found responsible for sexual misconduct will be subject to any disciplinary action deemed appropriate by the College, up to and including suspension, expulsion, or discipline for students; disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment for personnel; and no trespass orders and/or other disciplinary action against other individuals deemed responsible for violating the College’s policy.

D. Sexual Misconduct 

Sexual Misconduct as used in this Policy refers to the following: Sexual Harassment (quid pro quo), Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking.  It also includes Sexual Exploitation.  Each of these types of misconduct are defined in the Prohibited Conduct section. Sexual Misconduct can be committed by men or women, and it can occur between people of the same or different sex.

E. Prohibited Conduct 

The following behavior is prohibited:

1. Sexual Harrassment 

Sexual harassment includes three types of unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex, all of which deny equal access to education:

  1. Quid pro quo harassment by a college employee
  2. Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access
  3. Any instance of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in this Policy when such conduct occurs in a College educational program or activity and against a person in the United States.

In this policy harassment refers to conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the three definitions above, when the conduct occurs in a College program or activity and against a person in the United States.

Quid pro Quo harassment occurs when a college employee, including student employees, conditions educational benefits on participation in unwelcome sexual conduct.

Harassment may also be present in a hostile environment. A hostile environment is created when unwelcome conduct is present that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensively that it effectively denies a person equal access to the College’s education program or activity.

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;
  • Unwelcome touching of a sexual nature such as patting or pinching, brushing against another person’s body;
  • Unwanted kissing;
  • 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.
  • Offering a benefit (such as a promotion, better grade, or athletic participation) in exchange for sexual favors or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.)
  • Sexual Violence

What may be considered when determining whether conduct was so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the College’s education program or activity include, but are not limited to:

  • Is the conduct offensive, unwanted or both;
  • The frequency of the conduct;
  • Whether the conduct interferes with one’s ability to enjoy his or her employment or academic environment;
  • Whether the conduct interferes with job or academic performance;
  • Whether the conduct causes unnecessary discomfort, humiliation or harm to oneself or others around one.
  • The effect of the conduct on the victim’s mental or emotional state;
  • Whether the conduct arose in the context of other discriminatory conduct;
  • Whether the conduct was merely a discourteous, rude, or insensitive statement;
  • Whether the speech or conduct deserves the protections of academic freedom

For the purposes of the Sexual Harassment definition, conduct is unwelcome when the individual did not request or invite and regarded as undesirable or offensive. The fact that an individual may have accepted the conduct does not mean that he or she welcomed it. On the other hand, if an individual actively participates in conduct and gives no indication that he or she objects, then the evidence generally will not support a conclusion that the conduct was unwelcome. That a person welcomes some conduct does not necessarily mean that person welcomes other conduct. Similarly, that a person willingly participates in conduct on one occasion does not necessarily mean that the same conduct is welcome on a subsequent occasion. Whether conduct was unwelcome may be determined based on the context and circumstances of the encounter or incident.

At a minimum, the College’s education program or activity includes all of the operations of the College, including (1) locations on campus or otherwise owned or controlled by the College, and (2) locations, events, or circumstances over which the College exercised substantial control over both the respondent and the context in which the alleged Sexual Misconduct occurred.

As previously stated, the College is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment and will not tolerate sexual misconduct in any form. When the College finds that such behavior has occurred, it will take steps to prevent the recurrence of the behavior and to correct its effects. 

The complete Sexual Misconduct Policy may be accessed here.

To Report incidences of misconduct click here. Reports may be anonymous if desired.

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 situation.

The determination of whether 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 various times. 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.

1. Access for Maintenance  

Residence halls and rooms are available 10:00 am-5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, to College staff for the purpose of entering to make necessary repairs, decorations, alterations, or improvements, or to supply necessary services, or to show the premises to workers or contractors. Maintenance technicians could be working in the residence halls between the hours of 8:00 am and 10:00 pm. Students are advised to use discretion in their dress when walking through the hallways during these hours. In an emergency, College personnel reserve the right to enter the premises at any time for the purpose of making corrections or repairs.