Information Concerning the Privacy of Student Records (FERPA)
Christian Life College accords all the rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to students who are enrolled. No one shall have access to, nor does the institution disclose any information from, students’ education records without the written consent of students except to personnel within the institution with direct educational interest, to persons or organizations providing students’ financial aid, to accrediting agencies carrying out their accreditation function, to persons in compliance with a judicial order, and to persons in an emergency in order to protect the health or safety of students or other persons. All these exceptions are permitted under the Act.
Students are afforded the right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate education interests. A school official is a person employed by the university in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position; a person serving on the board of trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an educational record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the university may disclose educational records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.
Health and Safety Exemption Requirement
Applicants are required to complete the Medical Information document provided in the application package. Medical forms include detailed instructions for completion, including a required signature from applicant’s physician.
Disclosing specific medical conditions or disabilities under the “Medical Disclosures” portion of the form are optional and not a requirement for enrollment or housing. Any information disclosed on the form is kept in strict confidence.
NOTE: Health Insurance is necessary for On-Campus students.
Students with Disabilities
The policy and intent of Christian Life College is to fully and completely comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, to the extent that they apply to the college.
DISABLED STUDENT PROGRAM AND SERVICES (DSPS)
Disabled Student Program and Services (DSPS) provides services designed to meet the unique educational needs of enrolled CLC students with documented disabilities. Services and programs are available to support your needs and improve your academic experience.
Eligibility for Services
CLC will not discriminate against an otherwise qualified student with a disability in the admissions process, or any academic activity or program, including student-oriented services. CLC will provide reasonable accommodation to the known physical and mental limitations of a qualified individual with a disability unless to do so would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the college or would fundamentally alter a degree or course requirement.
Qualified students must request reasonable accommodation for disabilities through the DSPS coordinator. We support the success of students with disabilities by providing programs and services that promote access and equal opportunity.
Sexual Harassment Policy
Christian Life College, especially on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or any other legally protected status, prohibits harassment of any kind. Harassment may include any verbal, written, graphic or physical conduct that interferes with the person’s work or academic performance, has the purpose or effect of interfering with the person’s status or participation in a college course, program, or activity, is used as a basis for educational or employment decisions, or has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment.
For purposes of applying this policy, sexual harassment includes conduct that is of a sexual nature or related to a person’s gender and may include persons of the same or opposite gender.
Harassment is often defined by the person(s) receiving it. Inappropriate conduct may be harassment even if the individual did not intend to harass. The type of conduct, not the intent, is what is important. While it is not possible to list all conduct or circumstances that can be considered prohibited harassment the following are some examples:
Any intentional and knowingly unwelcome, unsolicited, and offensive conduct that tends to injure, degrade, disgrace, or show hostility toward a person because of a legally protected status;
Implied or overt threats of physical violence, physical acts of aggression, threatening or intimidating conduct directed at another person because of any legally protected status;
Demeaning jokes, taunting, racial slurs and derogatory names, innuendos or other negative or derogatory remarks relating to any legally protected status;
Graffiti, slogans, markings, or visual displays, such as cartoons, drawings, posters or computer images, which depict slurs or derogatory sentiments or images;
Unwelcome sexual advances, propositions, requests for sexual favors or other conduct of a sexual nature;
References to sexual conduct, comments or inquiries about sexual activity or physical features;
Physical interference with normal work or movement or unwelcome sexual touching;
Criminal offenses directed at persons because of their legally protected status; and/or
Promising or providing some favorable action or benefit if a person will submit to or tolerate prohibited harassing behavior.
Sexual misconduct (or sexual offense) is a broad term encompassing any sexual behavior that was committed without effective consent. It includes but is not limited to: sexual assault, sexual battery, sex discrimination, and stalking. Domestic, dating, or relationship violence is any physical, sexual, or psychologically abusive behaviors used by an individual against a partner or former partner in an intimate relationship.
During Orientation, new students are educated about sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including where to find the College’s policies, bystander intervention, and how to report incidents.
Procedures to Follow in the Event of Sexual Misconduct or Relationship Violence Victims of sexual misconduct or relationship violence are encouraged to report the incident to any of the following: President; Campus Pastor; Dean of Students; Title IX Coordinator or Any member of the faculty or staff.
These individuals are required by law to report any knowledge of sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, to the College Title IX Coordinator. If an individual becomes the victim of sexual assault, it is important for victims to seek immediate medical attention for their own safety and to collect and preserve any evidence of a sexual crime. A victim has the option of reporting a sexual crime directly to the Stockton Police Department, or College personnel will assist the victim with this process upon request.
Requirements and Procedures for Official Withdrawal
Students may add or drop a class within two weeks of the first day of class. A drop from a class will not appear on transcripts.
Students may withdraw from a class without academic penalty within 60% of the class hours for the semester. (For example, within a 15-instructional week semester, a student may withdraw from a class until the 9th week of instruction without academic penalty. A grade of W will appear on the transcript with no bearing on their GPA).
Students who withdraw after 60% of the class hours for the semester will receive an F for that course.
To officially drop a class, a student must withdraw through the College Office before the deadline dates published in the Academic Calendar.
Students have the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.
Tuition Refund Policy
The student has a right to a full refund of all tuition charges (less any registration and application fees) if he or she cancels this agreement prior to or on the first class session of instruction or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later. In addition, the student may withdraw from school after instruction has started and receive a tuition adjustment from the unused portion of the tuition and other refundable charges if the student has completed 60% or less of the instruction. For example, if the student completes only 12 hours of a 36-hour course and paid $300.00 tuition, the student would receive a refund of $200.00.
$300 x 24 class hours of instruction = $200.00
amount paid paid for but not received refund
for instruction 36 class hours of instruction amount
Note: This refund, and applies to courses taken at Christian Life College campus. If a student has received federal student financial aid funds, the student is entitled to a refund of money not paid from federal financial aid programs.
Textbooks are purchased separately from all other school costs and must be paid for at the time of purchase. Textbooks may be purchased from the College bookstore or, when available, from other sources. Students purchasing their textbooks from outside sources are cautioned to be certain they are obtaining the correct edition. Textbook costs vary, depending upon the courses taken. The estimated annual cost of textbooks is $750.00
Christian Life College is committed to truthful representation in all of the institution’s communications. This includes information published or communicated to students, prospective students and their families regarding academic programs, financial charges, and employability of graduates, as well as honest and open communication with the US Department of Education and the WASC Senior College and University Commission. No employee may misrepresent the university’s academic programs, financial charges or employability of graduates. Misrepresentation refers to any false, erroneous or misleading statement, or a statement that has the likelihood or tendency to mislead or confuse. A substantial misrepresentation is one on which the person to whom it was made can reasonably be expected to rely, or has reasonably relied, to that person’s detriment.
Students are protected against any unreasonable, unlawful, false, malicious, and inappropriate behavior by faculty, staff, or any official of the College.
Formal grievances must be filed as soon as possible following the alleged violation, or from the time that the student learns of the basis of the grievance. Students should meet with the Dean of Students regarding the complaint/grievance prior to starting the process. Student grievances commonly fall into one of three categories: Academic, Non-Academic, and Discriminatory.
Statement on Diversity
Christian Life College desires to be an educational institution where all students flourish, possessing equal opportunity for success. Our distinctiveness and diversity enhances the body of Christ. The College believes that the whole counsel of God includes an emphasis that new birth in Christ supersedes any racial, gender, or socioeconomic lines (Gal. 3:27-29). In accordance with federal law, the College subscribes to and encourages the equal right of all people to pursue excellence in their lives without racial and ethnic prejudice or inhibition. We seek to treat people with love, respect, dignity, and fairness and affirm the uniqueness of each person.
Additionally, believing that cultural diversity will help build leaders of character who are able to serve in an increasingly multicultural society, the College seeks to develop an intentionally diverse academic community. In order to create an environment for our students to learn, the importance of balancing respect for other cultures with a healthy acknowledgment of the strengths and limitations of their own.
As a result, the College expects all students, staff, and faculty to remove from their behavior and speech, as well as from their thinking, all indications of bias with regards to age, race, ethnicity, gender, socio-economic status, or physical ability. Racism in any form will not be tolerated in community life on this campus and will be met with disciplinary measures.
Diversity encompasses inclusion and respect. It appreciates one another, moving beyond mere tolerance to celebrate our differences.
The College’s Academic Freedom Statement
Christian Life College embraces the traditional freedoms of scholarship, inquiry, and dialog, together with the responsibilities implicit in its mission. The following statements articulate the College’s principles of individual and institutional academic freedom. They are strongly informed by the doctrines of the Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church.
Individual Academic Freedom
At Christian Life College, academic freedom celebrates the value of free inquiry and the freedom of conscience of each person is fully respected. Apostolic tradition affirms the great value of individual and social inquiry as suggested in the Acts 17:11: “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” In light of this, we are called to search for truth and greater understanding wherever evidence leads. However, it is also the case that any appeal to the principle of academic freedom in order to justify positions that contradict the principles embraced by this college and written into it Mission and values or its By-laws would constitute an obstruction and even betrayal of the College’s identity and mission.
Institutional Academic Freedom
Christian Life College defines itself as a Oneness Apostolic College and maintains its identity by the appropriate exercise of its institutional academic freedom, expressing the privilege universities have to pursue their distinctive missions. This time-honored concept of academic freedom guarantees institutional autonomy.
The College is established with under the spiritual leadership and prayers and financial support of Stockton Christian Life Center (“Church”), and by the approval of the Division of Education of the United Pentecostal Church (“DOE”). Nevertheless, as an institution, the College is owned and operated by an independent Board of Directors. As such, Christian Life College provides a college education within an atmosphere that is consistent with the ideals and spiritual principles of the Church and the Articles of Faith of the United Pentecostal Church International. Faculty must live lives reflecting faithfulness to the Word of God and sign a statement reflecting that fidelity. Approved Faculty from other churches or denominations must agree to respect the nature of the College and its mission, while the College in turn respects their religious convictions.
Thus Christian Life College, as an Apostolic institution, informs and carries out its teaching, and all other activities within the context of Apostolic ideals, principles and attitudes. This differs clearly and deliberately from a public College that is legally bound to the separation of church and state. It is not expected that the faculty will agree on every detailed point of doctrine, much less on the issues in the academic disciplines that commonly divide faculties everywhere. It is expected, however, that differences will be engaged in a spirit of Christian unity and love so that questions will be raised in ways that seek to strengthen rather than undermine faith.
Degrees and Career and Job Opportunities
The purpose and mission of Christian Life College to equip learners for a life of commitment to Christ, biblical fidelity, educational excellence, and lasting service to the kingdom of God. The types of ministries and careers our degrees will lead to vary upon individual choice. Below are some suggested career objectives for each degree:
Bible and Theology:
- Pastor or associate pastor
- Spiritual Care
- Church Administration
- Missions Work
- Graduate Religious Education
- Human Services
- Non-profit Administration
- Office Administrator
- Pastor or associate pastor
- Church Administration
- Missions Work
- Church Leadership
- Graduate Religious Education
- Age group ministries (children, youth, young adult, etc.)
Christian Music Concentration:
- Worship Leader/Director
- Church Administration
- Christian Music Production
- Music Education
- Graduate Studies
- Strategic Communications
- Marketing Content Production
- Digital Media Production
- Marketing & Sales
- News and Journalism
- Media Volunteer
- Video Editing
- Church Planting
- Humanitarian Organizations
Deaf Ministry Concentration:
- ASL Ministry
- Communication to the deaf and hard-of-hearing