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

Student Engagement


Event Planning and Use of Campus Student Leadership Development Opportunities
Office of Diversity and Belonging Student Organizations
Sports and Recreation Voluntary Participation Waiver
   

Event Planning and Use of Campus

Any student, faculty or staff requesting to hold an event or requiring the use of any room on campus is required to enter their request in 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 by the person requesting the reservation or by the designated Astra user in their department before events can be held or requests honored.

A. Scheduling and Promoting Student Events 

1. Email Announcements

Twice a week (Mondays and Thursdays), Marketing generates an email to all faculty, staff and undergraduate students with announcements and upcoming activities. These 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 Marketing. All submissions must be Crown-sponsored events or information.

2. Community Bulletin Board 

A 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.

3. 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 downloaded from the Apple and Google Play Stores. 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
4. Calendar

Campus-wide events may be found on the 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.

The Academic calendar may be found here.  

5. Off-Campus Promotion, Publicity, and Announcements

All articles and/or materials relating to Crown events for release to off-campus media must be submitted in advance to the Marketing Office and must adhere to all brand standards. Brand guidelines and assets can be found at brand.crown.edu. All materials can also be submitted either at that link or in-person at the Marketing Office for review. 

6. Posters

All posters must be approved and stamped by Student Development prior to posting. Approved posters publicize Crown-sponsored events only. 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 Community Bulletin Board located across from the student mailboxes.

Office of Diversity and Belonging

The office of Diversity and Belonging provides general oversight for intercultural learning and experiences on campus, including intercultural programs and care for under-represented students, Destination Serve trips (mission 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 through serving domestically and internationally in a cross-cultural setting. The trips are one to three weeks and are led by student leaders and accompanied by a faculty or staff member for advice and support. 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 an essential part of the Office of Diversity and Belonging. The Director/Coordinator of Diversity and Belonging serves as the Designated School Official for Crown and is responsible for preparing required travel documents. The Director/Coordinator processes travel letters and signatures, assists with cultural adjustment and other concerns. Students are encouraged to stop in or make an appointment with the Director/Coordinator.  

C. Mu Kappa

Mu Kappa exists to encourage and support missionary kids (MKs), third culture kids (TCKs), and international students. Student leaders plan monthly events to promote community and cultural exchange.

D. CMT (Campus Mobilization Team)

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

E. IWiRS (International Workers in Residence)

Each year Crown hosts an International Worker, a family who serves with the Christian and Missionary Alliance. IWiR’s live on campus and assist in teaching the Biblical Evangelism and Missions class (and participate, as able, in other missions-related courses), contribute to the ministry of CMT, Mu Kappa, and other relational as well as mentoring opportunities with students.

F. Multi-Ethnic Diversity

Crown College helps students cultivate an appreciation for cultural differences, with a greater sensitivity to diverse ethnic and cultural groups. We desire to address issues of concern to Crown’s diverse population, seek to empower students, and help facilitate multicultural education and appreciation of the diversity in our Crown community. 

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, and Intramurals. The athletic facilities include the Wild Athletic Center Gymnasium (two full basketball/volleyball courts), Old National 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 Tennis
  • Women’s Tennis
  • Men’s Indoor Track & Field
  • Women’s Indoor Track & Field
  • Men’s Outdoor Track & Field
  • Women’s Outdoor Track & Field

B. Intramurals

Many students participate each year in intramural team sports. This program is open to current students, faculty, and staff, and 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. Shirts must be worn in the Weight Room at all times. There is no posting of pictures or video to personal social media accounts allowed.

Fitness Waiver is found on our.crown.edu > Student > Campus Life.

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. Student Outcomes

In an effort to encourage students to live fully surrendered to God, we want them to:

Embrace an identity in Christ.

  1. Develop an appreciation that each person is loved and created in the image of God.
  2. Adopt a personal awareness of their Christ-centered identity.
  3. Demonstrate a growing conviction of their personal beliefs and values.
  4. Become competent to recognize and manage emotions.
  5. Make positive life choices stemming from a biblical understanding of their identity.

Cultivate a personal & growing faith in Christ.

  1. Increasingly practice personal spiritual disciplines.
  2. Increasingly integrate the Bible into daily life.
  3. Intentionally participate in personal discipleship and mentoring.

Engage in Christian community.

  1. Value the Christian community.
  2. Actively contribute to the life of a local Christian community.
  3. Develop mature interpersonal relationships.

Live on mission for Christ.

  1. Choose to serve and pray for others.
  2. Honor the diversity found in the community.
  3. Actively share the message of the gospel
  4. Align personal purpose and professional vocation for a fruitful and meaningful life.

B. Leadership Opportunities

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

  • Athletic Team Captains
  • Chapel Worship Teams
  • Campus Mobilization Team (CMT)
  • Crown College Student Senate
  • Student Revival Ambassadors
  • 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 Revival Ambassadors
  • Student Chaplain
  • Traveling Ministry Teams
  • Welcome Week Staff 

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

C. Leadership Development

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

  • Leadership Week: Chapel services are focused on servant leadership and are held the first week in February 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 leadership positions.
  • 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.

Student Organizations

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

A. Student Senate

The Senate is the governing body of the CCSA (Crown College Student Association - needed?), 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:

  1. Peer Advisory Council for Teacher Education (PACT)
  2. Mu Kappa for international students
  3. 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 Personal Property Policy as follows:

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

Copies of the waiver may be obtained by contacting the Head of the Department you are travelling with or from the Operations Office. Please return the completed waiver to the Department Head who will in turn return all completed waivers to the Operations Office.