Dear Student,

Welcome to Chadron State College.  From the moment you first set foot on campus as a freshman, until you toss your cap into the air after you graduate, you will be surrounded by people dedicated to making your time at Chadron State College both rewarding and enjoyable.

Our committed and passionate faculty will prepare you to excel in your profession and in your life.  Our academic programs are challenging but you will have available to you many campus resources to help you succeed. Take full advantage of all the services we have to offer to ensure your success. We know our academic programs are the best because employers tell us that students graduating from Chadron State College are exceptionally well prepared to begin their careers. 

We recognize that the college experience is more than a classroom.  Our beautiful campus is the center of a host of extracurricular activities designed to challenge and enrich your life and your college experience.  Our many athletic programs, including NCAA Division II sports, intramurals, and club sports provide you with an avenue to participate if you aspire to be a student athlete or a welcome diversion from your studies as you cheer from the stands with your friends.  Your college experience will be much richer if you take advantage of all the extracurricular opportunities we provide.

If I had to pick one word to describe Chadron State College, it would be vibrant—it is vibrant because of you and because of our faculty and staff, our academic programs, our athletic programs and our campus life.  Welcome to Chadron State College and best wishes for your success.

Sincerely,

Janie C. Park, Ph.D.

President


Text Box: CSC STUDENT HANDBOOK
Handbook Introduction


   The Chadron State College Student Handbook is a comprehensive publication designed to inform the student about the operation, policies and procedures of CSC. The College reserves the right, without prior notice, to change any provision or requirement contained in this publication.

The Chadron State College Student Handbook is distributed to CSC students as a guide to current policies, practices and activities of the campus. It is not meant to serve as the ultimate authority concerning these matters, as Board of Trustees’ policies are updated on a continual basis, and practices and activities are reassessed periodically. Please refer to the most recent Board Policy on file in the King Library or on-line at www.nscs.edu, and to administrators on campus for clarification of any material found in the Chadron State College Student Handbook.

A Student Is . . .

. . . The most important person on campus — without the student,

      there would be no need for the institution.

. . . Not a cold enrollment statistic, but a flesh and blood human

      being with feelings and emotions.

. . . Not dependent on the college; rather, the college is dependent

      on the student.

. . . Not someone to be tolerated to ‘do our thing’ - a student is our

      thing.

. . . Not an interruption of the college’s work, but the purpose of it.

      We are not doing the student a favor by serving him or her - 

      the student is doing us a favor by giving us the opportunity to

      do so.

CHADRON STATE COLLEGE

History

Nebraska State Normal School at Chadron was founded in 1911. The State Board of Education selected Chadron as the site of a normal school in western Nebraska in 1910 and acquired eighty acres of land south of Chadron, including the grounds of Chadron Congregational Academy which had closed in the spring of 1910. The College opened for instruction in June 1911 with an enrollment of 111 students.

In 1921, the Nebraska Legislature changed the name of the institution to Nebraska State Teacher’s College at Chadron which was reflective of the institution’s primary purpose of training teachers. The institution was renamed “Chadron State College” in 1964 with its primary mission changing from teacher education to that of a comprehensive institution offering programs in a variety of disciplines.

Today, Chadron State College has 25 major buildings located on more than 280 acres of land. The enrollment stands at 2,800 students with modern facilities such as Miller Hall, Memorial Hall, the Student Center and the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center. The College has specialist’s and master’s degrees, and an array of bachelor’s degrees. A state-of-the-art distance-learning program helps Chadron State College transmit courses to students in a number of western Nebraska communities.

Mission

Chadron State College will enrich the quality of life in the region by providing educational opportunities, research, service, and programs that contribute significantly to the vitality and diversity of the region.

Governance

Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State are governed by a constitutional board known as the “Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State College System.” This seven-member board is composed of six people appointed by the governor and ratified by the Legislature for six-year terms. The seventh member is the State Commissioner of Education. Three student representatives, one from each of the State Colleges, serve one-year terms on the Board of Trustees.  They are recommended by each campus President and approved by the Governor. 

The Board considers personnel actions, budget requests, physical plant operations, academic programs and other matters as recommended by the President of each College and the Chancellor of the Board of Trustees.

Board of Trustees of the
Nebraska State College System    

     Richard Halbert                                               Falls City, NE

     Willa Kosman                                               Scottsbluff, NE

     Gary Bieganski                                                 McCook, NE

     Carter “Cap” Peterson                                       Wayne, NE

     William E. Roskens                                             Omaha, NE

     Larry Teahon                                                    Chadron, NE

     Doug Christensen                                              Lincoln, NE

        State Commissioner of Education 

Chadron State College Officers of Administration

Dr. Janie Park

       President

Dr. M. Lois Veath

       Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mr. Dale Grant

       Interim Vice President for Administration

Dr. Randy Rhine

       Vice President for Enrollment Management &
          Student Services

Dr. Charles Snare

       Dean, School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Gary White

       Dean, School of Business, Economics, Applied &
          Mathematical Sciences

Dr. Margaret Crouse

       Dean, School of Education, Human Performance,
          Counseling, Pyschology & Social Work;
          Professional & Graduate Studies

Ms. Terie Dawson

       Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management &
          Institutional Resource Officer

Mr. Steve Taylor

       Assistant Vice President for Extended Campus Programs

Mr. Dave Noble

      Comptroller

 

Text Box: ACADEMIC POLICIES
The CSC General Bulletin

The Chadron State College General Bulletin (Catalog Issue) provides a list of course offerings in all departments; descriptions of courses; descriptions of academic policies and scholastic standards; and information about financial aid, scholarships, employment, housing and campus activities. The General Bulletin and academic advisor can help students plan an academic program that meets their needs and satisfies academic requirements for graduation.

RESIDENCY STATUS

Applying for Residency

 All applications must be filed and approved with the Admissions Office before the end of the first week of the semester in which the student wishes to claim residency. Applications and information are available at the Admissions Office.

Out-of-state students may apply for Nebraska residency if the student meets the following criteria:

     1. Legal age (19+ years old)

     2. Lived in the state of Nebraska for six (6) consecutive months (180 days) immediately prior to applying for Nebraska residency and provides proof of that fact.

     3. Other circumstances may make students eligible to apply.

In addition to meeting these requirements, documentation of three (3) of the following seven (7) items must be provided by the student and should have been held 30 days prior to applying for residency:

     1. Current employment in Nebraska.

     2. Payment of Nebraska state income tax.

     3. Voter registration in Nebraska.

     4. Nebraska driver’s license.

     5. Registration of vehicle in Nebraska.

     6. Checking or savings account with a Nebraska financial institution.

     7. If Native American, you must provide verification from the Tribal Enrollment Officer that you are an enrolled tribal member living in Nebraska.

Further information is available at the Admissions Office.

REGISTRATION POLICIES

Class Registration

Registration dates for each semester are specified on the college calendar found in the published class schedule and on the CSC website (www.csc.edu).

Faculty advisors are assigned by the Student Academic Success Services Office and the academic School Dean to aid the student in understanding the requirements of and in planning his/her academic program.  Final responsibility for planning one’s course of study and for the fulfillment of all requirements and regulations lies with the student. The College Catalog is the authoritative source of information on program and graduation requirements and regulations.

The College reserves the right to cancel courses with low enrollment. Furthermore, the College reserves the right to modify the published schedule without prior notice.

NOTE: Registration shall not be considered complete until all fees and tuition have been paid in full. All remittances should be made payable to Chadron State College.

MyCSC

CSC’s Information Portal, MyCSC, is the official electronic communication system for CSC. Access the portal from www.csc.edu and click on ‘MyCSC’.

Class Load

The normal class load, including work which a student may be doing by correspondence (Self-paced Study), is 16 credit hours per semester. A student should expect to spend at least two hours studying outside of class for each hour spent in class. Students wishing to carry more than 18 semester hours during a semester shall petition for this privilege using the form provided by the Registrar’s Office. Students enrolled at CSC must request overload approval from their advisor and/or School Dean before enrolling for additional classes, including correspondence (Self-paced Study) courses. Twelve hours is the minimum required for a student to be considered full time. 

Summer School Load

The maximum load for any single summer session is seven hours.

Classification of Students

A student who has satisfied college entrance requirements is ranked as a sophomore upon completion of 30 semester hours, as a junior upon completion of 60 semester hours, and as a senior upon completion of 90 semester hours.

Course Numbers

The FIRST DIGIT of a course number indicates the class level at which the student would ordinarily register for the course:

        First-Year Students                           100-199 level courses

        Sophomores                                      200-299 level courses

        Juniors                                               300-399 level courses

        Seniors                                               400-499 level courses

        Graduate Students

           and Qualified Seniors*                   500-599 level courses

        Graduate Students                             600-699 level courses

        Graduate Students Who Have

           Completed Master’s Degree          700-799 level courses

*400/500-DUAL NUMBER Courses - Students enrolling for undergraduate credit at the 400 level must have completed a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit. Those desiring graduate credit at the 500 level must have completed a baccalaureate degree or be within 16 semester hours of meeting the degree requirement.

Students enrolling for a 500 level class must have completed a baccalaureate degree or be within 16 semester hours of graduation. Under special circumstances a 500 level class may be taken for undergraduate credit. In such cases the student must have completed a minimum of 90 semester hours.

Students wishing to register for graduate courses must petition to the Dean of Education, Human Performance, Psychology, Counseling, & Social Work; Graduate Studies.

Students may register for courses up to one level greater than their class status. Exceptions to this policy requires the permission of the advisor, the instructor in charge of the course, and the appropriate Academic School Dean. As an example: A sophomore student could register for a course numbered 100 through 399, but could not register for a course numbered 400 through 499.

Late Registration

No student may register for a current semester after classes have been in session for five days without permission from the appropriate academic School Dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.  Faculty permission to enter a course is also required. 


Audit Registration

Any student may elect to audit a class.   An audited class does not count toward any graduation requirements at Chadron State College and is graded as an “AU” on the academic transcript.  Current tuition and fees are charged for audited courses.

Students may change from credit to audit until the seventh week of the semester, or before the midterm of non-semester offerings. However, changing a course from audit to credit is not allowed.

Persons 65 years of age and over who audit a course on a space-available basis may petition for a waiver of tuition.  Correspondence (Self-paced Study), private lessons and other courses with no available space are not available for this program.

Changes of Registration and Drop-Add

Any change of registration must be initiated by the student at the Registrar’s Office or on-line via MyCSC. The effective date of the change is the date on which the completed forms are processed by the Registrar’s Office or the date on which the change was made via MyCSC.

A student may add or drop courses without academic penalty through the first five days of a term and during the first two days of a non-semester offering. This can be done in the Registrar’s Office or on-line via MyCSC.

Withdrawing From Classes

A student who withdraws from a course after the 100% refund period but before the end of the eleventh full week (or before the midterm of a non-semester offering) receives a grade of W. This grade is not computed into the grade point average. After the eleventh week (or after the midterm of a non-semester offering), a student may not withdraw and a grade other than a W must be recorded. Withdrawal from a course may jeopardize financial aid. A student should discuss this with his/her advisor and consult the Financial Aid Office before dropping a course.

Withdrawing From the College

A student who withdraws from the College after the 100% refund period but before the end of the eleventh week (or before the midterm of a non-semester offering) will receive a grade of W for each course. A student who withdraws from the College after the eleventh week (or after the midterm of a non-semester offering) will receive a grade of W for courses the student is passing and an F for courses the student is failing.

The Honors Program

The Honors Program is an enriched interdisciplinary program for academically talented students motivated by intellectual curiosity. A college-wide community of scholars provides top students an opportunity to discover a diversity of opinions that convey knowledge about ourselves, our world, and our place in it through research, seminar participation, and an active engagement in the process of self-discovery. Students in the program are part of a campus learning community who live together in Edna Work Hall, the newly renovated Honors residence hall. Honor students have the opportunity to interact socially with faculty and one another through scheduled field trips, Honors luncheons, and the Spring Honors Film Series. Honors courses also satisfy several of the General Education course requirements. Finally, graduates from the Honors Program receive special recognition during graduation, on their transcripts, and on their diplomas. In order to receive the status of graduate of the Honors Program, students must complete all four years (or that amount of coursework in three years).  High school seniors who have an ACT of 24 or above and rank in the top 25% of their high school graduating class may apply for admission to the Honors Program. Transfer students and currently enrolled CSC students who have a GPA of 3.5 or above may also apply. Applications must be submitted to the Program Director, Dr. Thomas Swanke, or any of the instructors. Enrollment is limited. Call 308-432-6465 for more information.

 Honors Program courses substitute for General Studies course requirements as follows:

                                                    GENERAL STUDIES

HONORS COURSE                 REQUIREMENT

HONS 101-102 (6 hrs.)              Art (3 hrs.)

                                                    Humanities (3 hrs.)

HONS 201-202 (6 hrs.)              History (6 hrs.)

                                                    Government (3 hrs.)

                                                    Social/Cultural Studies (3 hrs.)

HONS 301-302 (6 hrs.)              Science (6 hrs.)

HONS 401-402 (6 hrs.)              Global Studies (3 hrs.)

                                                    Ethics (3 hrs.)

COURSE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS

Challenging of Courses

An enrolled student at CSC may challenge a course from the Chadron State College Catalog for college credit except:

     1. When the course is a prerequisite to a course already taken,

     2. When the course has been taken previously for audit or credit, or

     3. When the course has been determined to be ineligible for challenge by the academic school.

Requests to challenge a course must be made to the Dean of the School in which the course is listed, who will determine if the course is available for challenge and whether the challenge shall be by comprehensive examination and/or by some other evidence of competence in the subject matter of the course. Not all courses are available to be challenged.

Credit will be granted only if the grade received on the challenge is a “C” or above. The credit will be recorded on transcripts and calculated into earned hours.

Students are advised that due to the cost and time involved in challenging a course, they should feel confident that they possess both the skill and understanding to gain credit before applying to challenge any course.

Forms for course challenges are available in the Registrar’s Office. Fees are determined annually and are charged through the CSC Business Office.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

Students who are confident they have acquired the knowledge and skills normally learned in CSC courses may demonstrate their competency through CSC course challenge exams and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). CSC credit is awarded for successful completion of course challenges and CLEP. Students benefit in terms of time and cost savings by not having to take courses in which they can demonstrate previously acquired college-level learning in a variety of subjects.

The College Level Examination Program offers a variety of standardized tests designed by the College Entrance Examination Board. CLEP exams allow students to earn credit for what they already know. In order to receive credit from Chadron State College, CLEP tests must be completed before an individual has taken any college level course in the field in which credit is sought. Chadron State College accepts up to 18 hours of CLEP credit toward degree completion. All CLEP credit hours contribute to a maximum of 42 hours of experiential learning credit. Currently, CSC recognizes 26 CLEP exams for CSC credit. Contact alangford@csc.edu for additional information.

Self-Paced Study (Correspondence Courses)

Self-paced study (correspondence courses) is a home-study correspondence program designed to provide a broad selection of undergraduate courses to students who cannot, or choose not to participate in classroom study.  Within certain limitations, undergraduate course work offered by correspondence will be given equal status and will also share the same restrictions as credit earned in the classroom.

Students have the option of registering for selected correspondence courses in a full-year format or a semester-based format.

     *Under the full-year format, students have one calendar year from the end of enrolled semester in which to complete the course.  Extensions are granted only under special circumstances and by special permission, or by re-enrollment at full cost. These courses may be started at any time.

     *Under the semester-based format, students begin and complete courses at the same time as other spring and fall semester courses.  Unlike full-year courses, semester-based courses may qualify for financial aid.  Once registered for semester-based correspondence courses, students may not change to the full-year option.  Semester-based correspondence courses are subject to the same policies and time restrictions as other semester-based CSC courses.  Semester-based courses may be subject to enrollment limitations.

Full payment of tuition and fees is due upon registration for full-year format correspondence courses. Full payment of tuition and fees for Fall, 2006, semester-based correspondence courses is due by 4 pm, August 11, 2006. Full payment of tuition and fees for Spring, 2007, semester-based correspondence courses is due by 4 pm, January 3, 2007. Required books are not included in the cost of the course.  Students are responsible for selecting courses for which they have the necessary background and prerequisites. 

Students may not be simultaneously enrolled for more than six (6) correspondence credits.  Approval of correspondence courses to be taken to meet a program or degree requirement should be sought from the Registrar of the degree-granting institution prior to enrolling for the course.

For more information, contact the Correspondence Office, Crites Hall 216, 1-800-242-3766, or (308) 432-6211.

Internships

The Internship program provides a structured educational experience integrating classroom theory with supervised, planned and progressive work experience in the student’s field of study. The program is designed to supplement and complement the traditional curriculum of Chadron State College. The goal of this experience is to enhance the student’s educational, professional and personal development.

Internship credit can apply toward degree, elective and/or credit requirements for graduation. To be eligible, a student must have completed 30 credit hours and demonstrate academic achievement, personal maturity and readiness. A student may be approved for 1-12 hours of internship credit per academic term. A maximum of 18 hours of internship credit may be applied toward a degree.  Students interested in participating in an internship should secure application materials from the Internship & Career Services Office. The student’s academic advisor and the departmental faculty coordinator must approve the student and the internship site before the student begins an internship. All internship credit hours contribute to a maximum of 42 credit hours of experiential learning credit.

Internships are offered in a variety of disciplines and a current discipline list is available in the CSC Catalog or in the Internship & Career Services Office. Students can develop an internship site on their own or can search the current internship site list which is available in the office or on the CSC website at www.csc.edu/internship/. Additional information and assistance is available in the Internship & Career Services Office or by calling 1-800-242-3766, option #2, then option #6, or (308) 432-6388.

Prior Learning Credit Program (PLC)

The Prior Learning Credit Program provides the opportunity for enrolled adult students (25 years or older) to receive up to 18 semester credit hours for college-level learning acquired outside the traditional college classroom. By developing a portfolio documenting college level learning which has occurred through work experience, employment, in-service training, military, intensive reading, and other activities, a student may qualify to receive college credit for classes where comparable learning would occur. Students seeking Prior Learning Credit are required to complete COLG 131 Portfolio Development (1 credit hour) prior to submission of the portfolio. Information is available through the Extended Campus Programs Office at csclearn@csc.edu.

Eligibility

       The Prior Learning Credit Program is designed for students who are at least 25 years of age and who have acquired college-level learning through life experiences.

Program Requirements

        Prior to submitting learning portfolios, students must complete COLG 131, Portfolio Development, where they learn how to develop learning portfolios for credit assessment.

        In consultation with the instructor of COLG 131, students will specify the Chadron State College undergraduate course(s) for which they intend to request PLCP credit. Not all CSC courses are eligible for Prior Learning Credit. Students will have one year following completion of COLG 131 to submit a final learning portfolio that includes narratives and documentation to support each request for credit.

        After completion of COLG 131, students may elect not to submit learning portfolios for assessment. One (1) credit hour for the COLG 131 course is still earned, but additional credit cannot be assessed without submitting learning portfolios.

       Chadron State College accepts up to 18 hours of Prior Learning Credit toward degree completion. All Prior Learning Credit hours contribute to a maximum of 42 credit hours of experiential learning credit.

        Additional policies may apply.

For more information, contact the Office of Extended Campus Programs at 1-800-242-3766 .

Study Abroad

Chadron State College offers its students the opportunity to participate in semester-based study abroad programs in countries such as Australia, New Zealand, England, Spain, Italy, Chile, Mexico, Argentina, France and other countries.  Study abroad opportunities are available during both semesters as well as summer.  Students need to be of junior status and meet minimum GPA requirements.  For more information, contact Steve Taylor at the Extended Campus Office: 308-432-6376.


GRADING INFORMATION

Guidelines for CSC Exam Week

 1.  A final exam is required in all courses except those exempted by the academic School Dean.

 2.  The Friday of the next to last week of the semester will be a regular class day.

 3.  On the next to last Saturday of the semester, finals will be administered to Saturday classes.

 4.  No classes or exams may be held on Sunday.

 5.  Exams in evening courses will be administered during the last regularly scheduled class meeting--presumably on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday nights of the exam week.

 6.  Final examinations must be administered according to the exam week schedule.

 7.  The final examination may or may not be a comprehensive exam, according to the faculty member’s prerogative.

 8.  A student may not be required to take more than three examinations in one day.  If such a case arises, the student may arrange with the faculty member of the fourth and subsequent courses to take those exams at an alternate time during exam week.

 9. Exceptions to the exam week guidelines must be approved through the academic School Dean.

10. Exams for labs will be given during the week prior to exam week.

Grading System

The following grades are currently used at Chadron State College:

     A -Superior.

     B - Excellent.

     C -Average.

     D -Below average but above failure.

     I  -Indicates some portion of the student’s work is unfinished due to a justifiable reason and is issued at the discretion of the faculty and academic School Dean.  A grade for the term is recorded when the work is completed. If the work is not completed within twelve months, the grade of incomplete remains permanently on the record (Effective August 26, 1974).

     IP -Indicates a course continuing into the next term.

     P - Passing.

     F - Failure to meet minimum requirements or student failed to officially withdraw from the course.

     W -Indicates official withdrawal from a course with a passing grade.

     AU -Registration for audit requires full tuition and fees, even though no credit is awarded. The grade is automatically AU. With the instructor’s permission, a student may change from credit to audit until the seventh week of a semester-based course or midterm of a nonsemester based offering.  Changing from audit to credit is never permitted.

Grade Point Average

Chadron State College assigns quality points to letter grades as follows:

A - 4 points                       C - 2 points

B - 3 points                         D - 1 point

            P, F, I, IP, W, AU - 0 points

To determine grade point average, the total number of quality points earned for each attempted credit hour is divided by the total credit hours attempted (including semester hours passed and failed).  The grade point average is computed only for courses taken at Chadron State College for non-teaching majors, but utilizes all courses from all institutions attended for teaching majors (Bachelor of Science in Education degrees).

Grade Distribution

Grades are available on-line only, via MyCSC. Students in need of official paper copies may direct their request to the Registrar’s Office. 

Grade Appeals

Students have the opportunity to appeal a grade submitted to the Registrar for permanent record.  Grade appeals may only be made in the subsequent Fall/Spring/Summer semester and must be made following the posting of grades, but no later than the end of the first two weeks (14) days of the subsequent semester of enrollment.

Step 1.  The student must first meet with the instructor of the course in which the grade is being appealed and provide, in writing, a letter containing:

             a.  the facts surrounding how grades in the class were

                             assigned;

                  b.  how the standards established in Step 1a differ from what

                              the student perceives their quality of work to be;

                  c.  any inaccuracies the student believes exist in the

                              assignment of the final grade.

Step 2.   If the grade appeal is not settled in Step 1 and the student feels the instructor has not evaluated all of the evidence or if there is additional evidence that was not considered by the instructor, the student may then appeal within ten (10) working days to the Dean of the School within which the department resides. In the appeal, the student should include all of the information gathered in Step 1. The student shall also provide information addressing why the evidence was not properly evaluated or what additional evidence exists that was not initially examined by the instructor.

Step  3.  If the grade appeal is not settled in Step 2, the student has ten (10) working days to request a review by the Student Academic Review Committee. The appeal should contain information explaining why the student feels the Dean did not accurately consider the evidence in making his/her decision. The Committee will consider all information gathered in steps 1 and 2 and make its recommendation to the Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA). The VPAA will then make a decision regarding the grade appeal and forward it to the student in writing.

Step 4.  The decision of the VPAA may be appealed to the President of the College and should include all information gathered in the previous steps. The appeal should contain information explaining why the student feels the VPAA did not accurately consider the evidence in making his/her decision. Final authority regarding grade appeals rests with the President of the College and no appeal shall be allowed to the Board of Trustees.

Academic Amnesty

Academic Amnesty permits students to eliminate one semester’s grades from their cumulative grade point average. The courses and grades will appear on the transcript with a notation that the student was given amnesty and these courses are not part of the cumulative grade point average.  All courses taken during the semester will be subject to amnesty including Directed Independent Study and those courses which were successfully completed.

 Only returning students can apply for academic anmesty.  Application must be made after the posting of grades for which amnesty is sought, but no later than the ninetieth (90) calendar day of the subsequent Fall or Spring semester of enrollment. Since amnesty may affect financial aid awards, students receiving financial aid should contact the Financial Aid Office prior to applying for amnesty. Academic Amnesty is only available once in a student’s career. Further information is available from the Registrar’s Office.

Academic Probation and Suspension

Probation

Probation is a warning to the student that his/her grades are below the academic standards of Chadron State College.  A student will be placed on probation if:

- his/her CSC cumulative grade point average (GPA) is below 2.00.

- as a first-year student, he/she earns less than a 1.00 in his/her initial semester at Chadron State College.  The student will be allowed to continue for one additional semester on probation.

The student’s failure to bring his/her cumulative GPA to an acceptable level will result in academic suspension from Chadron State College.

Suspension

Academic suspension results in a student being denied enrollment in academic programs at Chadron State College, except in summer terms and in Directed Independent Study courses.

- A student who is not a first-time first-semester student and who earned less than a 1.00 cumulative GPA will be academically suspended for one semester.

-A student who has been placed on probation will be academically suspended from the College for one semester if his/her semester GPA falls below 2.50 and the cumulative GPA falls below the following scale:

   -After attempting             1-29 CSC semester hours       1.25

   -After attempting             30-44 CSC semester hours     1.50

   -After attempting             45-59 CSC semester hours     1.75

   -After attempting             60+ CSC semester hours        2.00

 

The first suspension from Chadron State College is for one semester.  The second suspension is not appealable for three years.

Suspension Appeals

A student may appeal the first academic suspension, probation or a denial of admission if he/she believes that an error occurred or if extenuating circumstances affected their scholastic performance which would warrant retention in college. The appeal is initiated with written petition to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services. A second suspension is not appealable for three years.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Costs

The Board of Trustees for the Nebraska State Colleges establishes a schedule of tuition and fees to be charged by the State Colleges.  Specific courses may have additional assessed fees.  The current tuition and fee schedule may be obtained from the Business Office.

Scholarships

Chadron State College offers a variety of scholarships for all students. These scholarships are awarded on academic criteria, including class rank, cumulative grade point average, composite ACT score, area of study and extra-curricular activities.  Scholarship information and applications are available on-line at www.csc.edu/finaid.

The application deadlines are:               
Entering Freshmen - January 15th

Transfers and Upperclassmen - March 1st

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for those seeking a degree or certificate from Chadron State College.  Students do not need to be enrolled full time to be eligible for financial aid; students can receive financial aid for taking just one class provided they meet the eligibility requirements.  Eligibility requirements are available on-line at www.csc.edu/finaid. Students seeking financial aid assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSC Financial Aid application.  These applications are available on-line at www.csc.edu/finaid. 

Students seeking a degree or certificate from Chadron State College must complete the admissions requirements to be accepted at Chadron State College.  Delaying the admissions application will cause a delay with the financial aid application.  For information about the financial aid programs that are available, visit the Financial Aid web site at www.csc.edu/finaid or contact the Financial Aid Office located on the second floor of Crites Hall.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Federal Financial Aid regulations require financial aid recipients to make satisfactory academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  In order to be awarded and retain financial aid, recipients must comply with the following three satisfactory academic policy requirements.  At the end of every semester, progress toward the attainment of a degree is evaluated in accordance to the following criteria.

     1.  Students must maintain acceptable academic standing as established by Chadron State College.  This pertains to the Academic Probation/Suspension policy.  Students placed on academic suspension are automatically suspended from future financial aid.

     2. Students must successfully complete a certain number of attempted credit hours each semester based on the financial aid status for which they are paid in order to maintain future eligibility.  The following graph displays this relationship. This includes summer sessions.


Undergraduate                              Hours                    

Student       New Hours    AND   Successfully     =   Financial Aid     

Status         Attempted                 Completed             SAP Status

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Full             12 Credits or more     At least 12             Good Standing

Time           12 Credits or more     At least 6               Probation

                   12 Credits or more     Less than 6            Suspension

 

3/4              9 to 11 Credits           At least 9               Good Standing

Time           9 to 11 Credits           At least 5               Probation

                   9 to 11 Credits           Less than 5            Suspension

 

1/2              6 to 8 Credits             At least 6               Good Standing

Time           6 to 8 Credits             At least 3               Probation

                   6 to 8 Credits             Less than 3            Suspension

 

Graduate                                       Hours                    

Student       New Hours    AND   Successfully    =    Financial Aid     

Status         Attempted                 Completed             SAP Status

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Full             9 Credits or more      At least 9               Good Standing

Time           9 Credits or more      At least 6               Probation

                    9 Credits or more      Less than 6            Suspension

 

1/2          6 to 8 Credits             At least 6               Good Standing

Time       6 to 8 Credits             At least 3               Probation

               6 to 8 Credits             Less than 3            Suspension

 

   * Grades of A, B, C, D, or Pass are successfully completed grades.

   * Grades of F, W, IP, AU, or I are unsuccessfully completed grades.

   * Preparation courses (developmental courses) required by Chadron  State College are acceptable and qualify for financial aid.

 

   * Attempted credit hours are all credit hours attempted from each institution attended, including repeat course and courses from which the student previously withdrew.

   * Repeats, correspondence courses with one-year completion (DIS  80), extended open enrollment courses, CLEP tests, professional development courses, or Prior Learning Credit (PLC) courses do not qualify for financial aid eligibility.

   * Repeat courses are considered any courses enrolled in for a second or more times.  They do not qualify for financial aid eligiblity but do count toward total attempted credit hours.

   * Students with grades of I or IP that have been completed with a successful grade may request that the Financial Aid Office re-evaluate their satisfactory academic progress status.

   * Undergraduate students enrolled in graduate courses that do not apply toward their undergraduate degree do not count as attempted or earned hours. Therefore, these courses cannot be covered by  financial aid.

   * Graduate students enrolled in undergraduate courses that do not apply toward their graduate degree do not count as attempted or earned hours. Therefore these courses cannot be covered by financial aid.

3. Students may receive financial aid toward their degree up to a maximum time frame.  The following maximum time frames apply toward the particular program.

1st Undergraduate Bachelors Degree 

Financial Aid recipients may not exceed 150 attempted credit hours toward their first bachelor’s degree.  Attempted hours is defined as all attempted credit hours in which students enroll that are reflected on students’ academic records.  Transfer students attempted credit hours include all attempted credit hours reflected on all academic transcripts from all previously attended institutions.

Graduate and Specialist Degrees 

Financial aid recipients may not exceed 125% of attempted credit hours toward either a graduate or specialist degree.  Attempted hours is defined as all credit hours attempted toward the sought degree and that are reflected on the students’ academic records.  Transfer students attempted credit hours include all attempted credit hours reflected on all transcripts from all previously attended institutions that apply toward the degree being sought.

2nd Undergraduate Bachelors Degree 

Financial aid recipients seeking a second bachelor’s degree are required to complete an evaluation through the appropriate records keeper in order to receive financial aid.  Copies of the evaluation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office for eligibility determination.  Students seeking the second bachelor’s degree may not exceed 125% of attempted credit hours toward the second bachelor’s degree.

Endorsements/Additional Majors 

Students seeking to add an endorsement or additional major to their current degree are not eligible for financial aid as these academic criteria are not considered certificate or degree seeking.

Transfer Credit

All attempted credit hours reflected on all transcripts from all previously attended institutions are used to determine financial aid eligibility.

The Financial Aid Office will notify all students in writing regarding their continued eligibility requirements or exhaustion of eligibility.

Financial Aid Probation

Students placed on Financial Aid Probation remain eligible for most financial aid programs for their next term of enrollment.  However, the next term of enrollment is the probationary period.  During the probationary period, students are required to successfully complete 1) at least 12 new credit hours if paid as full time; or 2) at least 9 new credit hours if paid as 3/4 time; or 3) at least 6 new credit hours if paid as 1/2 time; or 4) at least 3 new credit hours if paid less than 1/2 time.  Please reference #2 for definitions of successfully completed and courses that do not count toward attempted credit hours.  Failure to successfully complete the attempted enrollment status while on probation will result in Financial Aid Suspension.

Financial Aid Suspension

Students placed on Financial Aid Suspension are ineligible to receive financial aid for the next term of enrollment.  To regain financial aid eligibility, students are required to successfully complete at least 50% of the enrollment status of the term which resulted in financial aid suspension using their own resources.

Financial Aid Appeals

Students may appeal their situation if they believe extenuating circumstances interfered with their ability to maintain satisfactory academic progress.  To request consideration for an appeal, students need to write a letter explaning their circumstances to the Financial Aid Office no later than the deadline date provided in the notification. Students are allowed to appeal only once.

Extenuating Circumstances

Extenuating circumstances may be injury or illness of a student or dependent of the student, death of a family member, family difficulties or interpersonal problems with friends.

Academic Suspension

Students placed on academic suspension are automatically placed on financial aid suspension.  Students choosing to appeal their academic suspension MUST submit an appeal letter to the Financial Aid Office in addition to the Academic Suspension Appeals Committee.

 Academic Amnesty

Students declaring academic amnesty for a semester in which financial aid was received and resulted in an academic or financial aid suspension may not submit a financial aid appeal. These students will need to meet the conditions of the Financial Aid Suspension to regain their financial aid eligibility.

All decisions made by the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Committee are final.

CSC Refund Policy

The Chadron State College refund formula is based upon the number of weeks (for semester based classes) or days (for eight or five week classes) a student is enrolled at the time of the withdrawal from Chadron State College.  The following table displays the refund percentages for the various direct charges.  These refund percentages are also effective for students dropping a portion of their classes or moving off campus.  (The refund policy pertaining to residence hall room and board is outlined in the residence hall section of this handbook.)

Semester Based Classes

Week Student Drops

or Withdraws                      Tuition Refund %            Fee Refund %

Week 1                                      100%                                100%

Week 2                                        75%                                    0%

Week 3                                        50%                                    0%

Week 4                                        25%                                    0%

Week 5 and beyond                      0%                                    0%

 

Eight Week Classes

Day Student Drops

or Withdraws                      Tuition Refund %            Fee Refund %

Day 1-3                                    100%                                100%

Day 4-6                                      75%                                    0%

Day 7-9                                      50%                                   0%

Day 10-12                                  25%                                   0%

Day 13 and beyond                     0%                                    0%

 

Five Week Classes

Day Student Drops

or Withdraws                      Tuition Refund %          Fee Refund %

Day 1                                        100%                                100%

Day 2                                          75%                                    0%

Day 3                                          50%                                   0%

Day 4                                          25%                                    0%

Day 5 and beyond                        0%                                    0%


Federal Refund Policy

In the case of federal financial aid recipients, a portion of the federal financial aid must be returned to the United States Department of Education (USDE).  This is part of the USDE guidelines for the Return of Title IV Funds requirements and applies to financial aid recipients officially or unofficially withdrawing from Chadron State College prior to the expiration of 60% of the payment period (semester).  For more information on the Return of Title IV Refund policies, please contact the Financial Aid Office.  The Federal Refund policy does not apply to students that officially or unofficially withdraw after 60% of the payment period has expired.

Note:  Both the CSC and Federal Refund policies apply to students who are financial aid recipients.  Students may end up owing both Chadron State College and the USDE if they officially or unofficially withdraw from Chadron State College.  Students that owe money to the USDE will no longer be eligible for future Student Financial Aid at any other institution until this money is returned.  Students are encouraged to explore their options before making a final decision.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Assessment

Chadron State College is committed to improving teaching, learning and student support services as part of a continual effort to monitor institutional effectiveness. This effort includes assessing student academic achievement and satisfaction with support services. The College requires all students to participate in the assessment program for the duration of their enrollment.

Petition for Waiver or Exception of College
    Academic Regulations

   Any request for waiver or exception to the academic policies and regulations stated in the Chadron State College General Bulletin (Catalog Issue) must be submitted as a written petition to the office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Consideration will be given to the petition by the Council of Academic Deans or the appropriate faculty recommendation committee for undergraduate regulations, or the Graduate Council for graduate regulations.  A written response will be returned  to the petitioning student.

GENERAL REGULATIONS REGARDING GRADUATION

     1.  Candidates who plan to complete requirements for graduation in December must file a completed formal application with the Registrar by April 15, those who plan to graduate in May must file by November 15, and those who plan to graduate in August must file by June 1.

     2.  If the student’s program of study qualifies them for more than one degree (ex., a double major in Bachelor of Arts-Business Administration and Bachelor of Science-Range Management), the student must select the degree to be conferred.  Both majors will be recorded on the transcript.

     3.   A 2.5 grade point average (from all institutions attended) must be maintained for the Bachelor of Science in Education programs.  A grade point average of 2.0 (from CSC) must be maintained for all other Baccalaureate degrees.

     4.   A minimum of 125 semester hours must be earned, of which 45  hours must be in 300 or 400 (junior or senior) level courses to meet the requirements for all baccalaureate degrees.

     5.  A minimum completion of at least 30 semester hours of credit from the Chadron State College is required.

     6.  Twenty-four of the last thirty semester hours of credit must be from Chadron State College.  No more than 12 of the last 30 hours may be Correspondence courses.

     7.  No more than 66 credit hours may be transferred or applied towards a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Education degree from one or more two (2) year institutions.  No more than 70 hours may be transferred or applied towards a Bachelor of Applied Science degree.

     8.  As part of the graduation process, exit assessments for all academic programs and General Studies are required of all students. Dates and times of these assessments will be scheduled and taken throughout the candidate’s final year at Chadron State College.

     9.  Candidates must have completed or be enrolled in all courses required for the degree prior to application for graduation. Any coursework required for the degree that is incomplete or in progress from a previous term must be completed and graded thirty (30) days prior to commencement.  All correspondence coursework must be completed and graded thirty (30) days prior to commencement for the student to be eligible to graduate at that commencement.

     10. Students may not claim the right to graduate under the provision of a General Bulletin (Catalog Issue) issued more than five years prior to the end of the semester in which they expect to complete their work, unless they have been in military service or have earned college credit in residence at Chadron during each calendar year since beginning the program of study. Students are required to use a General Bulletin (Catalog Issue) of the year they enrolled or a subsequent General Bulletin.

     11. Candidates for degrees are required to take part in the formal exercises of commencement unless prior notification is given to the Registrar.  Candidates for degrees are required to wear the academic cap and gown at the commencement exercise. All commencement regalia is ordered through the Eagle Pride Bookstore.

     12. Students pursuing their first baccalaureate degree may be eligible to graduate with honors from Chadron State College.  Honor designations are calculated at the end of the semester prior to the semester in which graduation occurs.  The student must have completed at least forty-five CSC semester hours at the end of this prior semester, with a cumulative grade point average as follows:

                   3.90 - 4.00 summa cum laude

                   3.75 - 3.89 magna cum laude

                   3.60 - 3.74 cum laude  

Second Baccalaureate Degree

  A second baccalaureate degree may be earned by completing at least 30 credit hours beyond the first degree and satisfying the current requirements for the second degree at Chadron State College.  A student may not earn more than one degree simultaneously at Chadron State College. Students pursuing a second baccalaureate degree are not eligible for graduation academic honors.

 


ACADEMIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Academic Honesty

Students are encouraged and expected, with the assistance of the faculty, to conduct themselves in conformity with the highest standards with regard to academic honesty. Violation of college, state or federal standards with regard to plagiarism, cheating or falsification of official records will not be tolerated. Students suspected of academic dishonesty must follow the Grievance Procedures (Academic) outlined in the CSC Student Handbook. In cases involving academic dishonesty, the instructor need only present basic evidence of academic dishonesty. There is not requirement on the part of the instructor to prove intent. Students found guilty of plagiarism or academic dishonesty will be dealt with by the instructor involved. Students found guilty of academic dishonesty more than once will be referred to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services for disciplinary action. Violations of these standards may result in the assignment of a failing grade for the assignment, course failure, suspension or expulsion from the College.  It is recommended that students seek the advice of instructors as to the proper procedures to avoid such violations.

The following acts are examples of plagiarism:

     1.   Handing in an assignment that someone else has written and claiming the work as one’s own.

     2.   Handing in an assignment that contains sections, paragraphs, sentences or key phrases that someone else has written without documenting the source(s) for each portion of the assignment not written by the student submitting the assignment.

     3.   Handing in an assignment that contains paraphrased ideas from another source, published or unpublished, without documenting the source for each paraphrase. (Changing around a few words in a sentence from the source is not sufficient to avoid plagiarism.)

“Someone else” in the three statements above may refer to a published author, another student, an internet source or any person other than the student claiming credit for the assignment.

“Documenting” means providing the name of the author, the source used and other relevant bibliographical information such as addresses for web sites used as sources.  If an individual is unsure how to document sources used within an assignment, they are encouraged to ask their professor or the reference librarian for assistance.

The following acts are examples of academic dishonesty:

     1.   Cheating - intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information or study aids in any academic exercise.

     2.   Fabrication - intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any information or citation in an academic exercise.

     3.   Facilitating Academic Dishonesty - intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another in an act of plagiarism or academic dishonesty.

Civility

Civil behavior enhances the academic setting, and is expected at all times. The academic environment welcomes a difference of opinion, discourse and debate within a civil environment. Courtesy and respect for others create a pleasant environment and improve learning for all.

Text Box: STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Class Attendance

The College assumes that students will seek to profit from the instructional program and will recognize the importance of attending every class meeting of courses for which credit is expected. Students who do not attend class on a regular basis may experience a decrease in the course grade, academic probation, academic suspension and a loss of financial aid.

Makeup Work/Absences

Lists of students anticipating absence for college-related activities (class field trips, participation on athletic teams, etc.) will be distributed to faculty. These students will be excused from their classes but not from the work required in those classes.  Students who are anticipating an absence for whatever reason should visit with respective instructors, preferably before the absence so they can determine whether they can afford the absence.

A written notice informing faculty of student illness/hospitalization exceeding 3 class days will be sent by the Health Services Office upon request by the student. Notices of serious illness, hospitalization or death of a family member will also be provided upon request.

Responsibility for arranging make-up study rests with the student.

ADMISSIONS, CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE

General Information

The Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges grants authority to the President of Chadron State College to designate appropriate officers to render initial decisions relative to conduct and discipline, and to establish representative college committees for the review of these decisions. Acceptance of this policy by the student is implied as a condition of his or her enrollment.

The College may deny or conditionally admit, readmit or continue the enrollment of any individual who, in the judgment of the College, presents an unreasonable risk to the safety and welfare of the campus and persons thereon. In making such judgment, the College may, among other things, take into account the individual’s history and experience relative to:

     a)  violence and destructive tendencies;

     b)  student status on other College campuses; and

     c)  any rehabilitative therapy the individual may have undergone.

A decision to utilize the authority conferred by this paragraph shall be communicated to the individual in writing. Decisions regarding the denial or placing of conditions upon admission, readmission or continuing enrollment of the student will be made by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services and are appealable to the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs followed by the President of Chadron State College.

Students suspended or dismissed from one of the State Colleges may be admitted to another Nebraska State College only under the same conditions that they would be readmitted to the College from which they were suspended.

Code of Conduct

Introduction

Chadron State College emphasizes both academic standards and a sense of community within this educational environment. Students are expected to maintain the principles of academic integrity, and to respect themselves and others in their academic and personal endeavors. Individual responsibility in maintaining high standards of behavior is essential to the intellectual and personal growth of all members of this community.

Chadron State College students are subject to the duties acquired through involvement and participation in the academic community. Students are entitled to the rights and protections granted to them through their membership in this community. Students may also become subject to enforcement of civil laws by the proper authorities.

Students are responsible to obey the laws of the state and nation, the regulations and policies of the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges, and of Chadron State College, and to refrain from any conduct injurious to themselves, to others or to the reputation or interests of the College. A violation of College regulations or policy, whether the violation occurs on- or off-campus, shall cause the student to be liable to discipline by the College, including suspension, following a hearing designated for that purpose. 

A student shall not ignore a summons from the President or other officer of administration of the College, or from a member of the faculty.

Failure by a student to pay a financial obligation owing to the College or to any department, division or agency thereof will result in denial of readmission, denial of official transcripts, denial of registration for ensuing terms, withholding of diplomas and, in addition, may result in suspension and/or denial of grade reports, until such debt be paid in full. The President of Chadron State College is authorized to promulgate specific policies to enforce the provisions of this section.

Violations of the law affecting Chadron State College’s academic objectives may result in the enforcement of these regulations regardless of civil charges filed outside the College. Disciplinary action taken by Chadron State College is permitted outside of any action taken by civil authorities when a violation has been committed on campus property. Violation of the law occurring off-campus may result in enforcement by civil authorities as well as College authorities.

Definitions

The following shall apply to the Chadron State College Code of Conduct:

1.   Alcoholic beverage shall mean all liquid or solids containing alcohol which are capable of being consumed by a human being.

2.   Behavioral requirement shall mean specific conditions which must be met by a student or organization.

3.   Campus shall mean all land, buildings and facilities owned, used or controlled by Chadron State College including student housing and the thoroughfares which are adjacent to the above.

4.    College shall mean Chadron State College.

5.    Disciplinary proceedings shall mean action taken by the College independent of civil or criminal proceedings.

6.    Drug shall mean any controlled substance included in Neb. Rev. Stat 28-405 (1989 Reissue) and regulated under Nebraska criminal laws.

7.    Expulsion shall mean permanent suspension of student or organizational standing.

8.    Hazing shall mean any action by an organization or a member of that organization in which a member or prospective member is subjected to acts which cause harm or create the risk of harm to the physical or mental well-being of the individual.

9.    Jurisdiction shall mean any case of alleged misconduct by any student or organization occurring on campus, in student housing or at an off-campus event sponsored by the College or a College organization.

10.  Member of the Chadron State College community shall mean any individual who is a student, faculty, staff member, College official or any other person employed by the College.

11.  Misconduct shall mean any act which is a violation of standards of student conduct contained in this Code of Conduct or any other College policy and regulation.

12.  Organization shall mean any student group sanctioned by Chadron State College pursuant to the policy relating to student organizations.

13.  Probation shall mean a specified period of time during which a student or organization is prohibited from activities or undergoing conduct scrutiny.

14.  Referral to civil authorities shall mean the referring of acts of misconduct to appropriate civil or criminal justice officials.

15.  Restitution shall mean reimbursement, monetary and other, for damages to or misappropriation of property or the payment of medical expenses incurred as a result of misconduct.

16.  Student shall mean any individual taking at least one course on- campus or off-campus or maintaining a relationship with Chadron State College such as completion of work from a previous semester while not officially enrolled at the time of the alleged misconduct.

17. Student housing shall mean any College residence hall or student housing facility recognized by the College.

18. Suspension shall mean exclusion from some or all College classes, activities and privileges for a set period of time.

19. Unlawful or illegal shall mean in violation of municipal, state and federal laws and regulations.

20.  Warning shall mean a written notice to a student or organization that future specified misconduct of a repetitive or continuing nature may be cause for other disciplinary action.

Acts of Misconduct

The following are specific examples of personal misconduct for which disciplinary action may be taken by College authorities (these examples are not exclusive to others):

A. General Provisions

         I.     Lewd, indecent, disorderly or obscene conduct at a College- sponsored event on- or off-College property;

       II.     Discriminating because of age, race, color, disability, religion, gender, national origin, marital status or any form of harassment;

      III.     Conduct which is unreasonably dangerous to the health or safety of other persons or oneself;

      IV.     Any act of academic dishonesty;

       V.     Obstructing or failing to comply with the directions of a law enforcement officer, firefighter or College official in the performance of his or her duty on the College campus or at any event sponsored by the College or an organization;

      VI.     Participating in any gambling activity in violation of the laws of the State of Nebraska or of the United States;

     VII.     Serious traffic violations on the campus, including operating any vehicle while intoxicated, speeding, reckless endangerment or reckless driving;

   VIII.     Failure to redeem or make arrangements to redeem, within one week after receipt of written notice, an insufficient funds or no account check submitted to the College for cash payment of College goods or services; and

      IX.     Any act by a student which occurs on the campus, or at any activity or event sponsored by the College or an organization which is in violation of any ordinance of the municipality in which the College resides.

B. Alcohol and Drug Possession/Use

Chadron State College recognizes that the use and abuse of alcohol and drugs interferes with the educational goals of students. CSC is dedicated to maintaining a drug-free environment.

         I.     Illegally possessing, consuming or manufacturing of alcohol or drugs. An exception will be made for prescription drugs;

       II.     Being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs on College property or at College-sponsored events; and

      III.     Using, possessing or distributing drug paraphernalia on College property or at College-sponsored events.

C. Disturbing or Interfering with College Business

         I.     Disrupting meetings or any teaching environment including research or administrative committees or boards;

       II.     Obstructing any authorized College organization or activity taking place on College property;

      III.     Intentionally disturbing the peace and quiet of any person or group of persons on the College campus or on the premises of a student housing unit; and

      IV.     Participation in a demonstration on the campus which materially and substantially disrupts or obstructs the normal operations, activities or functions of the College, including unauthorized occupation of College premises.

D. Unauthorized Entry/Use of Facilities

         I.     Entering or using College facilities without authorization;

       II.     Possessing, manufacturing, duplicating any key for use of College buildings without proper authority; and

      III.     Unauthorized use of any College property, facilities, equipment or materials.

E. Theft and Vandalism

         I.     Intentional damage or attempted damage, defacement, destruction or theft or attempted theft of any property.

F. Use of College Documents

         I.     Giving false or misleading information for College records or student identification cards;

       II.     Forging signatures or otherwise altering official College documents; and

      III.     Falsification or misuse of College identification and other documents.

G. Fire

         I.     Setting or causing a fire on any College property;

       II.     Failing to report a fire or any other extremely dangerous condition when known or recognized on the campus or on the premises of any student housing unit;

      III.     Initiating false report or threat of fire, bombs or explosives;

      IV.     Setting off a fire alarm in an event other than a true emergency; and

       V.     Tampering or damaging fire safety equipment or devices.

H. Firearms/Explosives/Weapons

         I.     Using or possessing bombs, explosives, incendiary devices or fireworks or explosives;

       II.     Using or possessing any dangerous weapon, firearm or ammunition on College property (See Residence Hall Housing section for procedure of storing firearms on campus); and

      III.     Unauthorized possession or use of flammable or other hazardous materials on College property.

I. Solicitation

         I.     Selling or offering any property or service and/or receipt of or request of any gift or contribution on College property. An exception will be made for cases involving fundraisers held by officially sponsored clubs on campus.

J. Misuse of Computer Facilities

(Please refer also to the Acceptable Use Policy in CSC Services-Computer Services in this handbook.) The complete policy can be accessed at www.csc.edu/compserv.

Unauthorized actions include but are not restricted to the following:

         I.     Attempting to or successfully logging in to an account other to that which is officially assigned by Computer Services;

       II.     Using an account for other than the authorized purpose;

      III.     Providing students with Chadron State College employee accounts without prior written permission from the Director of Computer Services;

      IV.     Modifying or destroying data which is not specifically assigned or created by the user;

       V.     Abusing computer hardware;

      VI.     Including profane, vulgar or other harassing language within e-mail messages, programs, and/or files;

     VII.     Accessing pornographic resources that are in view of and offensive to others;

   VIII.     Utilizing computer resources with the intent to harass others

      IX.     Installing and/or spreading virus related software;

 

       X.     Placing undue burden on the CSC network;

      XI.     Violating CSC policies.

K. Abuse of College Disciplinary Procedures

         I.     Failure to obey a request to appear before a disciplinary officer or committee;

       II.     Falsification of testimony;

      III.     Disruption of interference with the orderly conduct of any hearing;

      IV.     Attempting to discourage any person from using College disciplinary procedures or participating in such procedures;

       V.     Attempting to influence the impartiality of a member of a disciplinary committee prior to any proceeding;

 

      VI.     Filing a malicious or frivolous complaint, verbal or physical harassment or intimidation of a member of a disciplinary committee prior to, during or after a proceeding;

     VII.     Failure to comply with any sanction imposed;

   VIII.     Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of disciplinary proceedings; and

      IX.     Violation of the privacy rights of any student or College employee in regard to a disciplinary proceeding.

 

L. Aggressive Behavior

         I.     Physically or verbally threatening or endangering another person or his or her environment on College property or at a College-sponsored event; and

       II.     Hazing any person; consent of the victim of the hazing will not constitute a defense to an allegation of misconduct for hazing.

M. Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

Sexual harassment is defined as any unwanted communication of a sexual nature (verbal, physical, written or pictorial) that has the purpose or effect of intimidating the person receiving the communication. It is also any solicitation of sexual contact of any nature when submission to or rejection of such contact is used as the basis for either implicitly or explicitly imposing favorable or adverse terms and conditions of employment or academic standing.

     1.  Sexual assault and rape, defined as inflicting sexual contact or sexual intrusion upon or engaging in sexual penetration with any person without that person’s consent, is prohibited. For purposes of this section “without consent” means a) when no clear consent is given; b) when inflicted through force, threat of force or coercion; or c) when inflicted on a person who is unconscious or otherwise without physical or mental capacity to give consent (e. g. when someone is under the influence of alcohol or drugs).

     2.  Students are subject to Chadron State College’s “Sexual Harassment Policy”. Violations of the standard of conduct established by that policy are prohibited.

     3.  Sexual harassment is an attempt to a) coerce a person into a sexual relationship; or b) subject a person to unwanted sexual attentions or demands; or c) punish or retaliate for refusal to comply with sexual demands.

Sexual harassment may consist of requests or demands for sexual favors, unwelcome physical advances or conduct (verbal or physical) of a sexual nature that is intimidating, demeaning, hostile or offensive. Whether a specific incident constitutes sexual harassment is not always clear cut. Some behaviors, such as a demand for sexual favors in exchange for a promotion or better grade, are clearly prohibited and one such incident shall be grounds for disciplinary action. Other behaviors, such as touching or joking in a sexual manner, are inappropriate and may constitute sexual harassment if the behavior persists despite an indication by the recipient that it is unwelcome.

Sanctions

Sanctions may be imposed as provided by College procedures whenever a student or student organization is found to be guilty of misconduct under the published policies or regulations of the College prescribing standards of student conduct. Such sanctions may include warnings, demands for restitution or reimbursement, a period of probation, behavioral requirements, suspension or expulsion. Sanctions involving suspension or expulsion for misconduct may not be imposed without a disciplinary proceeding in accordance with Board policy and campus rules, regulations and procedures. In the event that a concurrent civil or criminal action for the same behavior which forms the basis of a complaint under the provisions of this policy or under other published policies or regulations of the College is in progress, the accused student may request in writing to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services that the College delay the continuance of the College resolution. By requesting to delay the College resolution of the complaint until the external civil or criminal proceeding has concluded, the accused student accepts suspension from the College and may not attend any College classes or College-sponsored events or activities or may not enter or use College property without specific written authorization from the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services.

DUE PROCESS - STUDENTS

It is the policy of the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges to grant procedural due process to all students and staff accused of violating regulations at the College. Procedural due process, as given below, refers to the rights of the accused to have a process or procedure that is followed in determining the guilt or innocence of an individual.

Procedure

     1. The student shall be notified, in writing, by the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services (or his/her representative) that he/she is accused of violating a regulation. In the event the charges would justify expulsion or suspension, the student shall be made aware of grounds which would justify such action by way of the Student Handbook or other published College regulation.

     2. The student shall be notified that he/she may elect one of three courses of action:

a.   The student may admit the alleged violation and request, in writing, that the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services take whatever action seems appropriate.

b.   The student may admit the alleged violation and request a hearing before the Student Academic Review Committee.

c.   The student may deny the alleged violation, in which case the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services shall refer him/her to the Student Academic Review Committee.

     3. The College may seek to settle the grievance by informal methods of adjustment and settlement or other informal methods. The student may also request, in writing, that an informal resolution be employed and, if the College grants such a request, the student’s decision can be binding, if freely and knowingly made, even though suspension, expulsion or the imposition of a stigmatizing penalty might result. Students should be advised, in writing, of all risks associated with any waiver of due process rights and provided a reasonable amount of time to consider their decision and to confer with a family member or advisor.

     4.  If informal methods fail to resolve the matter satisfactorily, and the student selects either 2b or 2c course of action as previously noted, a hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the following procedure:

a.    Prior to the hearing, the student shall be entitled to the following:

1)   Written notification of the time and place of the hearing with reasonable time allowed to prepare a presentation and defense.

2)   A written statement of the charges of sufficient particularity in order to prepare a defense.

3)  The grounds which would justify expulsion or suspension that are cited in the CSC Student Handbook and the possible sanctions to be imposed.

4)  Written notification of the names of the witnesses who are directly responsible for having reported the alleged violation, or, if there are no such witnesses, written notification of how the alleged violation came to the Committee’s attention.

b.   The student shall be entitled to appear in person and present his/her defense to the Student Academic Review Committee, and may call witnesses in his/her behalf. The student may elect not to appear before the Student Academic Review Committee. Should he/she elect not to appear, the hearing shall be held in his/her absence.

c.    The student shall be entitled to be accompanied by a person of his or her own choosing from the College community to assist in the proceedings or by counsel at the student’s expense. An attorney or advisor, if present at the request of the student, may be present to counsel the student but may not directly participate in the hearing by making oral presentation or arguments, examine or cross-examine a witness, or object to testimony of a witness or to introduction of other evidence.

d.   The student shall be entitled to ask questions of the hearing panel or any witnesses.

e.   The student shall be entitled to an expeditious hearing of the case.

f.    The student shall be able to request that the hearing be either open or closed to the public. This request shall be made to the Chair of the hearing panel.

g.   A record of the hearing will be kept by the hearing panel.

h.   The student shall be entitled to an explanation, in writing, of the reasons for any decisions rendered against him/her and the discipline imposed, and shall be given access to the hearing panel’s decision for his/her personal records.

     5.  The Student Academic Review Committee is selected annually by the College President and is composed of campus administrators, faculty and students. Individuals serving on this panel need not be disqualified because they have superficial knowledge of the background of the case or because they may know the participants. The basic test shall be whether or not the panelist can judge the case fairly and solely on the evidence presented.

     6.  Technical rules of evidence or procedure need not be employed in hearing proceedings. A student’s guilt shall be determined by a preponderance of the evidence. Hearing decisions need not be unanimous. A simple majority vote shall be sufficient. Hearsay evidence is not required to be excluded. However, a finding of guilt on hearsay evidence alone is not appropriate in hearings, including a serious disciplinary case such as suspension or expulsion.

     7.  Members of the hearing panel shall have the opportunity to examine the case file beforehand, and to question the accused and witnesses at the hearing.

     8.  The student shall be notified of his/her right to appeal the decisions of the Student Academic Review Committee to the campus President who has final authority. Should the student appeal, any action assessed by the hearing panel shall be held in suspense until acted upon by the campus President. Appeals to the Board of Trustees shall be limited to allegations that fair procedural process has not been provided in accordance with Board Policy 3200.

     9.   In the event the student is alleged to have committed an offense which threatens the safety or health of another person, or an offense of sufficient magnitude that the consequence causes disruption of campus activities, the student may be suspended pending outcome of an investigation or hearing. If this procedure is invoked, a hearing must be held within ten (10) days of the suspension.

GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES

Section A. The grievance procedure set forth herein is designed to provide a method to resolve differences. Time lines should be adhered to unless modifications are agreed to by the parties to the grievance. Working days include those days in which the College is holding class and do not include weekends and breaks.

Section B. A grievance is defined to be a claim (request or complaint not covered under other grievance procedures) by a student or person regarding academic or nonacademic matters. Grievances shall be made in writing, and should include information about the exact nature of the grievance under the following headings;  1) the act(s) of commission and omission; 2) the date(s) of the act(s); 3) the identity of the grievant; 4) the identity of the party(ies) alleged to have caused the grievance; 5) provisions of any agreement, bylaws, rules, policies or practices that are alleged to have been violated; and 6) the remedy that is sought. Determination of the status of the issue (whether or not it is a grievance and whether it is an academic or non-academic matter) will be made jointly at a meeting of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services and Director of Human Resources prior to the initiation of this process. A letter will then be sent to the student notifying him/her of the status of the grievance and directions for following the procedures as outlined below. 

Section C. For grievances regarding academic matters, the academic chain of command below the College President is the Vice President, appropriate School Dean, followed by the appropriate Department Chair/Director and the faculty member. Final authority regarding academic matters rests with the campus President and no appeal shall be allowed to the Board [see Procedure (Academic)].

Section D.  Any party shall, at his/her expense, have the right to advice by a person of his/her own choosing in any step of the grievance procedure.

Procedure (Non-Academic)

Step 1.  The aggrieved person shall first discuss the claim with the faculty or professional staff member or with the person at the first level in the chain of command within ten (10) working days of the occurrence giving rise to the claim in an attempt to settle the claim. Students who fail to discuss the claim with the faculty/professional staff member/person at the first level in the chain of command within ten (10) working days waive their right to do so using the grievance process. The faculty or professional staff member or the person at the first level in the chain of command shall then have ten (10) working days in which to respond and give a written answer to the grievant.

Step 2.  A claim not settled in Step #1 shall be filed in writing (as a grievance) with the appropriate person in the next level higher in the chain of command in accordance with Section B above to discuss and attempt to settle the grievance. If the grievance is with the School Dean, the grievant shall discuss the matter with the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The student’s advisor or another faculty or staff member may assist the student in this process.

Step 3.   A grievance which has not been settled in Steps #1 and #2 and which the grievant wishes to pursue shall be appealed to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the response given in Step #2. The appeal shall include the written grievance, all responses given in the first two steps, and information addressing why the grievant feels the grievance was not fairly addressed in Step #2.

               The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services may conduct a conference with the aggrieved party. If the grievance is not resolved, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services shall refer the student to the Student Academic Review Committee within ten (10) working days to hear the grievance. The committee is authorized to hold a hearing, to admit and consider evidence submitted by the parties to the grievance, and to submit its findings and recommendations to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services and the grievant within fifteen (15) working days after receipt of the grievance. If such findings are not submitted within that time, the grievant may proceed to Step #5.

Step 4.   Within ten (10) working days of receipt of the grievance along with all applicable responses including those from the grievance committee, or within ten (10) working days of receipt of the recommendation from the Student Academic Review Committee, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services shall render his/her written decision. If such findings and recommendations are not submitted within that time or if the grievance is not satisfied, then the grievant may proceed to the next step within ten (10) working days.

 Step 5.   A grievance not settled in Step #4 and which the grievant wishes to pursue shall be appealed to the Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services. The appeal shall include the written grievance, all responses given in the first four steps, and information addressing why the grievant feels the grievance was not fairly addressed in Step #3 and #4. Within ten (10) working days of receipt of the grievance along with all applicable responses, the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services shall render his/her written decision. If a decision is not submitted within that time or if the grievance is not satisfied, then the grievant may proceed to the next step within ten (10) working days.

 Step 6.  Should all prior steps fail to resolve the grievance, and the grievant wishes to pursue the grievance, the grievant may appeal to the College President within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the response in Step #5, by filing the grievance, all prior responses, and information addressing why the grievant feels the grievance was not fairly addressed in Step #5 with the College President.

Step 7.   Should all prior steps fail to resolve the grievance and the grievant wishes to pursue the grievance, the grievant may appeal to the Board, within thirty (30) working days of the receipt of the response in Step #6, by filing the grievance and all prior responses with the Chancellor of the Board. In filing the grievance with the Board, the Board will only consider whether basic procedural fairness, as outlined in Board Policy 3200, was offered. In so doing, the Board shall, within its normal order of business, decide whether or not to hear the grievance and notify the grievant of its decision. If the Board’s decision is to hear the grievance, the notification should include a statement with respect to whether the Board wishes further information from the grievant or whether it will grant a personal hearing before the Board, or designated officer, and the time, place and nature of any such hearing.

Step 8.   If the grievant is not satisfied with the decision made by the Board, the grievant may seek relief under applicable State and Federal laws.

Procedure (Academic)

Step 1.    The aggrieved person shall first discuss the claim with the faculty member or with the person at the first level in the chain of command within ten (10) working days of the occurrence giving rise to the claim in an attempt to settle the claim. Students who fail to discuss the claim with the faculty member/person at the first level in the chain of command within ten (10) working days waive their right to do so using the grievance process. The faculty or person at the first level in the chain of command shall then have ten (10) working days in which to respond and give a written answer to the grievant.

Step 2.   A claim not settled in Step #1 shall be forwarded to the appropriate Department Chair/Director to discuss and attempt to settle the grievance. The Department Chair/Director will have ten (10) working days of the receipt of the claim to give a written answer to the grievant. If the claim is with the School Dean or Department Chair, the grievant shall discuss the matter with the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The student’s advisor or another faculty or staff member may assist the student in this process.

Step 3.    A claim which has not been settled in Steps #1 and #2 and which the grievant wishes to pursue shall be filed in writing (as a grievance) and appealed to the appropriate School Dean within ten (10) working days of the receipt of the response given in Step #2. The appeal shall include the written grievance, all responses given in the first two steps, and information addressing why the grievant feels the grievance was not fairly addressed in Step #2. 

Step 4.   Should all prior steps fail to resolve the grievance, and the grievant wishes to pursue the grievance, the grievant may appeal to the Vice President for Academic Affairs within ten (10) working days of receipt of the response in Step #3. The appeal shall include the written grievance, all responses given in the first three steps, and information addressing why the grievant feels the grievance was not fairly addressed in Step #3. 

Step 5.    Within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of the grievance along with all applicable responses, the Vice President for Academic Affairs shall render his/her written decision. 


Step 6.   Should all prior steps fail to resolve the grievance, and the grievant wishes to pursue the grievance, the grievant may appeal to the College President within ten (10) working days of receipt of the response in Step #5. The appeal shall include the written grievance, all responses given in the first five steps, and information addressing why the grievant feels the grievance was not fairly addressed in Step #5.

Step 7.    Within fifteen (15) working days of receipt of the grievance along with all applicable responses, the College President shall render his/her written decision. Final authority regarding academic matters rests with the College President and no appeal shall be allowed to the Board.

Step 8.    If the grievant is not satisfied with the decision made by the President, the grievant may seek relief under applicable State and Federal laws.


Overview

Text Box: STUDENT WELFARE INFORMATION
Chadron State College is sensitive to the needs and concerns of all students and actively promotes student respect toward each other. Open communication among students, and between students and the College community will prevent and/or solve many problems.

With this goal in mind, students are routinely educated about issues that directly affect their welfare through student programming and contact with faculty and staff. Those issues include health concerns, acquaintance rape and other crimes, disabilities, financial problems, social and personal concerns as well as academic needs.

Students are encouraged to seek assistance from a CSC academic advisor, counselor, Resident Adviser, and/or Residence Hall Director or Coordinator in dealing effectively with needs and concerns.

COLLEGE POLICIES

Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Policy

Each case of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) or AIDS Related Complex (ARC) shall be considered on an individual basis following recommended guidelines of the US Public Health Service, the Center for Disease Control, and the American College Health Association as updates are received, so as to provide a safe and healthful community.

Campus Clean Air Policy

Smoking will be prohibited in Chadron State College campus facilities and vehicles except as designated below:

     1. Smoking on the grounds of CSC is allowed as long as such use is not within close proximity (defined as within 10 feet) of any facility entrance or work site, unless other restrictions prevail.

     2. The Director of Housing & Residence Life will designate specific assigned student rooms in residence halls as areas in which smoking is permitted.

     3. Signage reflecting this policy and smoking product waste receptacle placement will be accomplished by the College Department of Physical Facilities.

     4. Noncompliance with these provisions will be managed in accordance with existing faculty, staff and student guidelines.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 [(Public Law 93-380) as amended by Public Law 93-568, also known as the Buckley Amendment] allows the College to release designated information without prior consent of a student unless he/she notifies the College’s Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services not to release this information without consent. Any student wishing to have directory information withheld from reporting must notify the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services using a written notarized form available from that office. The College will provide free notary service.


Public (directory) information regarding students attending Chadron State College shall be:

     a. the student’s name, address (local and permanent), telephone listing, electronic mail address;

     b. date and place of birth;

     c. photographs;

     d. year in college and major field of study;

     e. participation in officially recognized college activities and sports;

     f. weight and height of members of athletic teams;

     g. degrees and awards received;

     h. most recent previous educational agency or institutions attended; and

     i. enrollment status (full-, part-time, undergraduate, graduate).

Information concerning students obtained through counseling or disciplinary activities will not be made available to unauthorized persons within the College, or to any person outside the College without the expressed written consent of the student involved (or the parents of dependent students) except under legal compulsion or where the safety of others is involved. Records with names deleted and kept confidential may be made available for governmental or college-approved research and analysis.

FERPA affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.  These rights include:

     1. The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Students should submit to the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services written requests that identify the record(s) they wish to inspect. The Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

     2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes is inaccurate. Students may ask the College to amend a record they believe is inaccurate. They should write the College official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate.

            If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision and advise the student of his or her right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

     3. 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, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the College in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel, athletic coaches and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges; 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 education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility.  Upon request, the College discloses education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by Chadron State College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC  20202-4605

Subject to any requirements of the Record Management Act, the College shall provide for the periodic destruction of non-current disciplinary records.

Freedom of Expression

Students have the right of expression in the classroom and the responsibility to learn from the course of study according to the standards of performance established by the faculty. Student behavior in a classroom should contribute to the learning process.

The acquisition, understanding and interpreting of knowledge can be facilitated by the study and evaluation of controversial issues and positions. Free expression in the academic community shall not be abridged by special restrictions or censorship on publications, speakers or broadcasting. Any student group, working within the construct of campus-directed organizations and in consultation with a faculty/staff advisor, shall be allowed to invite and hear any person of its choosing. The College administration has the authority to assign time, place and manner of performance of each speaker and/or performance. Those procedures required by the College before a guest speaker appears on campus should insure orderly scheduling of facilities and adequate preparation for the event. The event should be conducted in a manner appropriate to an academic community. The institutional control of campus facilities should not be used as a device of censorship.

It should be made clear to the academic and larger communities that sponsorship of events and speakers does not necessarily imply approval or endorsement of the views or actions by either the sponsoring group or the College. Participation in the exchange of ideas through these media is a normal expectation of the academic community.

Non-Discrimination Policy/Equal Educational  
  and Employment Opportunity Policy

Chadron State College is committed to an affirmative action program to encourage admission or employment of minority and female students and to provide procedures which will assure equal treatment of all students and employees.

The College is committed to creating an environment for all students and employees that is consistent with nondiscriminatory policy including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, as amended, and Sections 503 and 504 or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

To that end, it is the policy of Chadron State College to administer its academic and employment programs and related supporting services in a manner which does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability or marital status.

Americans with Disabilities Act

The College’s written policy regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be reviewed in the Office of the Director of Human Resources or in the Reta E. King Library. Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, are available in these locations.

Chadron State College does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. The following people have been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in Section 35.107 of the Department of Justice regulations:

      PROGRAM ACCESS: Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Lois Veath; Administration Building, Room 151; 432-6203:
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services; Dr. Randy Rhine

      PHYSICAL ACCESS: Vice President for Administration; Mr. Dale Grant; Administration Building, Room 149; 432-6202

      EMPLOYEE ACCESS: Director of Human Resources; Kara Vogt; Administration Building, Room 140; 432-6224

Posting of Information

The building manager must approve posting of information. PLEASE DO NOT post information on walls, doors, windows or outside trash receptacles.  Posting of information is allowed only on bulletin boards.  Information posted on anything other than bulletin boards will be removed.  Persons putting up the information are also responsible for the removal of the posted information.  Bulletins and  announcements should be removed when they become dated.

Sexual Harassment

Chadron State College prohibits any form of sexual discrimination or harassment.  Through this policy, the College seeks to make employees and students sensitive to this issue and inform them of their individual rights and responsibilities.

Sexual harassment is a violation of the principle that all members of the Chadron State College community be treated fairly, equally, and with dignity and respect.  Chadron State College’s policy is that no member of its community may sexually harass another, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.

All members of the Chadron State College community have the responsibility to participate in understanding, preventing and combating sexual harassment.  Any activity perceived as sexual harassment should be reported by promptly notifying the Director of Human Resources.  All complaints of sexual harassment will be investigated in as confidential a manner as possible and corrective action, including discipline or discharge, will be taken where appropriate.

The CSC Sexual Harassment Policies and Guidelines can be found on-line at www.csc.edu/hr/policies.htm or obtained at the Human Resources Office in the Administration Building, Room 140.

Solicitation on Campus

Prior authorization is required for solicitation and/or sales, by students and/or clubs, organizations and/or groups for the purposes of selling services, merchandise, goods or obtaining contributions, either on- or off-campus through the Office of Student Activities. The proceeds from sales must be used for fulfilling the purpose of the soliciting club or organization.

Solicitation by individuals or non-college groups, including religious groups, is prohibited except through established College vendors.

Students Called into Active Military Duty

Chadron State College is supportive of those individuals who are in the National Guard or Reserves and have been called into active military duty during a semester in which they are an enrolled student. The following policy has been developed for addressing students who are called into military service:

     1. If the activation to military service is less than two weeks in length, the faculty will be requested to allow these individuals ample time to meet the course deadlines.

     2. If the activation is more than two weeks in length and within the first six weeks of the semester, students will be given full refunds of all tuition and fees paid.

     3. If the activation is greater than two weeks and occurs from six to 11 weeks within the semester, the student will have the choice of receiving a full refund of the tuition and fees paid or receive an Incomplete in all courses.

     4. If the activation is greater than two weeks and occurs after 11 weeks of the semester, the student will be given open-ended Incompletes which should be completed within a reasonable amount of time upon return to civilian life.

Contact the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services at 432-6280 for more information regarding this policy.

 

Student Right to Know

Student Right to Know information is available at
www.csc.edu/righttoknow/. This site contains consumer information, graduation rates, campus crime statistics and other consumer information. The Right to Know information is also available upon request from the Financial Aid Office, 1000 Main, Chadron, NE 69337. Information on campus crime statistics and on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is available upon request from the office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services.


EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

A safe and secure environment on the CSC campus requires the cooperative effort of all employees and students at CSC. Therefore the following procedures are to be followed when security or safety problems arise on campus. Any employee or student at CSC who becomes aware of a situation on campus that poses a threat to life or safety should take the following action(s) (unless he or she is positive that someone else is in fact performing the necessary duty).

 

EMERGENCY NUMBER:       On-Campus phones dial 9-9-1-1

 

EMERGENCY NUMBER:       Off-Campus phones dial 9-1-1

(no coin required on pay phones)

In Case Of:                  You Should:

FIRE                                          Sound the building FIRE ALARM;

                                                   EVACUATE the building; call

                                                   FIRE DEPARTMENT, 9-9-1-1.

 

SERIOUS INJURY                  Call an AMBULANCE, 9-9-1-1.

 

TORNADO WARNING          TAKE COVER in the lowest level

                                                   interior room of the building;

                                                   EVACUATE all other rooms; STAY

                                                   AWAY from all windows.

 

POISONING                            Call POISON CENTER:

                                                   1-800-222-1222 Off-Campus;

                                                   9-1-800-222-1222 On-Campus.

CHEMICAL SPILL

  OR GAS LEAK                      Sound FIRE ALARM (if no

                                                   explosion hazard); EVACUATE the

                                                   building; Call FIRE

                                                   DEPARTMENT, 9-9-1-1.

 

CRIME IN PROGRESS          Call 9-9-1-1 from campus phones;

                                                   Call 9-1-1 from off-campus or pay

                                                   phones.

 

CRIME TO REPORT              Call POLICE DEPARTMENT

                                                   at 9-9-1-1 or 9-432-0510.

 

BOMB THREAT                      If a bomb threat is received

STAY CALM - note the time, listen carefully to details then notify the POLICE at 9-9-1-1. When notified that a bomb threat has been received, STAY CALM and EVACUATE the campus by the closest exit. DO NOT TOUCH a suspicious object or use radios or pagers because of the danger of setting off a bomb. DO NOT RETURN to campus until it has been declared safe by the responding authority.


CSC PHILOSOPHY

Text Box: DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY
In keeping with its institutional mission, Chadron State College seeks to maintain an educational environment that provides opportunity for positive social growth, development of the body and establishment of good health standards for students through a balanced program of cultural, physical, social and recreational activities.

Responsibility for the preservation of a quality academic environment clearly rests with all members of the campus community. Students, faculty and staff share the responsibility to assure that high standards of personal and professional conduct flourish within the community. A campus free of illicit drug use and alcohol abuse thus becomes an end to which every member of the community can and must contribute.

The College believes that substance abuse education, identification, counseling, treatment and rehabilitation are consistent with the role and mission and high standards of the College. Individuals are encouraged to seek assistance for alcohol and/or drug problems and information is provided to those individuals concerning counseling, treatment and rehabilitation programs.           

DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY

The United States Congress passed and the President signed the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988 and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989. The following is the Drug and Alcohol Policy for employees and students at Chadron State College.

The manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of controlled substances on College property is prohibited by the drug use policy adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges on April 14, 1989. The term “controlled substances” refers to a controlled substance as defined in Schedules I through V of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812). To receive financial assistance, a student must certify, in writing, that he/she will not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance during the period covered by the financial aid.

The unlawful possession or consumption of alcoholic beverages on campus property is in violation of the policies of the Board of Trustees of the Nebraska State Colleges and Nebraska law. Conviction of a violation of this law is considered a Class IV misdemeanor and could lead to a maximum fine of $500. The minimum fine is $100 plus court costs.

Students of Chadron State College will be informed of the laws and policies concerning illicit drug use and abuse of alcohol at the time of their registration for classes and employees will be sent Chadron State College’s policy annually. All new employees will be given this policy before they begin employment at Chadron State College.

Students of Chadron State College will be informed of the laws and policies concerning illicit drug use and abuse of alcohol in the following ways:

     1. Students will be advised of the policies via the Student Handbook, during Freshman Orientation, and during residence hall meetings and activities. In addition, the drug and alcohol policies of Chadron State College will be posted in all academic buildings and residence halls.


     2. All students completing the College’s General Studies program are required to successfully complete a 3 credit hour course, HPER 233-Personal Health and Wellness, before they are eligible for graduation from Chadron State College. Illicit drug and alcohol abuse education is a course objective of this class. Approximately 10 of the 45 class hours are spent on those topics.

Policy Enforcement

Laws and policies concerning illicit drug and/or alcohol use may be enforced by:

     1. Residence hall staff who have been trained in techniques for prevention and intervention;

     2. College security personnel who work with the College’s administration on a daily basis and at special events; or

     3. Local police, state and federal law enforcement personnel.

Student Sanctions

Students identified with illicit drug and/or alcohol use are referred to a counselor; and/or the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services; and/or the Director of Housing & Residence Life, and/or the Assistant Director of Residence Life Programs. Disciplinary action could include one or more of the following actions:

     1. Referral for evaluation and assessment to determine the appropriate treatment for rehabilitation;

     2. Participation in a drug and/or alcohol education program; or

     3. Expulsion from Chadron State College.

Employee Sanctions

Faculty and staff will, as a condition of employment, abide by the policies as stated in the Nebraska State College System Policy and Procedural Manual. Failure to adhere to these policies could include one or more of the following actions:

     1. Referral to an assistance program for evaluation and assessment to determine the appropriate treatment for rehabilitation;

     2. Participation in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation program; or

     3. Termination of employment.

FEDERAL AND STATE PENALTIES FOR DRUG POSSESSION AND SALES

Type of Drugs (not exclusive)

Schedule I:     Heroin, LSD, Mescaline, Psilocybin, Other Hallucinogens, PCP, Quaaludes, and MDA.

Schedule II:   Morphine, Demerol, Codeine, Percodan, Fentanyl, Dilaudid, Seconal, Nembutal, Cocaine, Amphetamines, and other opium and opium extracts and narcotics.

Schedule III: Certain barbiturates such as amobarbital and codeine containing medicines such as Fiorinal #3, Doriden, and codeine based cough suppressants and all anabolic steroids.

Schedule IV: Barbiturates, narcotics and stimulants including Valium, Talwin, Librium, Equanil, Darvon, Darvocet, Placidyl, Tranzene, Serax, lonamin (yellow jackets).

Schedule V: Compounds that contain very limited amounts of codeine, dihydro-codeine, ethyl morphine, opium, and atromine (Robitussin AC).


Federal Law

The Federal Controlled Substances Act provides penalties of up to 15 years imprisonment and fines of up to $25,000 for unlawful distribution or possession with intent to distribute narcotics. For unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a person is subject to one year of imprisonment and fines up to $5,000. Any person who unlawfully distributes a controlled substance to a person under 21 years of age may be punished by up to twice the term of imprisonment and the fine otherwise authorized by law.

Federal trafficking penalties for Schedule I and II drugs range from a minimum of 5 years to a maximum of life in prison. Penalties for trafficking Schedule III and IV drugs range from 3 to 5 years in prison and a fine of $250,000. Federal penalties for trafficking marijuana range from 5 to 10 years of imprisonment and up to $5 million fine.

Nebraska State Law

The State of Nebraska has established sanctions for the possession, use and sale of controlled substances which are consistent with Federal penalties established for such.

The severity of the offense depends on the type and quantity of the illegal substance, as well as the holder’s intent (personal use, distribution or sale). For example, in Nebraska, the criminal possession of one to seven ounces of cocaine is a class Id Felony, punishable by a mandatory minimum of 3 years imprisonment and a maximum of 50 years imprisonment. Unlawful possession of marijuana (one ounce or less) is a violation, resulting in a fine of not more than $100 for the first offense. Nebraska law also provides a double penalty for possession of illegal drugs.

Additional violations result in larger fines and the imposition of misdemeanor criminal charges which include the establishment of a permanent criminal record.

MDUI Law

Any individual under the age of 21 who is cited for a traffic violation, and is operating or in actual physical control of motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level between .02 and .08 can be arrested for minor driving under the influence.

Penalty: If the chemical test discloses the presence of a concentration of alcohol, the operator’s license will be impounded by the court for 30 days for each violation. If the individual refuses preliminary breath tests or chemical test, the operator’s license can be impounded by the court for ninety (90) days.
Neb. Rev. Stat. 60-6,211. 01, 60-6,211. 02

Minor in Possession/Consumption Law

Any individual under the age of 21 may not sell, distribute, consume or have in his/her possession or physical control any alcoholic beverage in any public place; including public streets, alleys, roads, highways or upon property owned by the State of Nebraska or any subdivision thereof.  If the individual is found guilty of possession or consumption of alcohol, the maximum penalty is three months in jail, a $500 fine and a court record that remains for life.
Neb. Rev. Stat. 153-18-0.02

Keg Law

Whenever a licensee sells a container of beer with a liquid capacity of 5 or more gallons or eighteen and ninety-two hundredths or more liters, the seller has to record the date of the sale, the keg identification number, the purchaser’s name, the number of the purchaser’s motor vehicle operators license, state identification card or military identification (if a picture ID), together with the purchaser’s signature. This form is kept by the licensee for at least 6 months.

Penalty: A $50 deposit can be kept by license holder if police are notified about keg tampering, alterations or removal of keg identification. If an individual unlawfully tampers with, alters or removes the keg identification number from a beer container after such container has been taken from the licensed retail store, he/she shall be guilty of a Class III Misdemeanor.
Neb. Rev. Stat. 53-167. 02, 53-167. 03

Open Container Law

It is unlawful for any person to consume alcoholic liquor in public streets, alleys, parking areas, roads or highways, inside a vehicle located in any of these areas, or upon property owned or controlled by the State or any governmental subdivision of the State unless a license has been granted by the controlling entity.

Penalty: First offense is a Class IV Misdemeanor $100-$500 fine; second offense is a Class II Misdemeanor up to 6 months imprisonment and/or $1,000 fine. Neb. Rev. Stat. 53-186

Administrative License Revocation (ALR)

The provisions of the ALR are:

     . . . refusal to give an alcohol test: immediate impoundment of license with automatic revocation in thirty days. A petition for a hearing must be filed within ten days after the date of arrest. At the expiration of thirty days after the date of arrest or if after a hearing it is found that the impounded operator’s license should be revoked, the operator’s license shall be revoked for one year.

     . . . submits to a chemical test which discloses the presence of a concentration of alcohol of .08 or more: immediate impoundment of license with automatic revocation in thirty days. At the expiration of thirty days after the date of arrest or if after a hearing it is found that the impounded operator’s license should be revoked, the operator’s license shall be revoked for a period of ninety days the first time and one year for the second and any subsequent time.

     . . . Upon conviction, Class W Misdemeanor penalties will be imposed.

Class III Misdemeanor:

     • Furnishing alcohol to persons under the age of 21.

     • Possession by persons under the age of 21.

     • Use of false ID for alcohol purchase.

     • Maximum-three months imprisonment or $500 fine or both.

Class W Misdemeanor:

       • Driving Under the Influence (DUI) (BAC of .08 or more) and implied consent refusal.

       • First conviction mandatory minimum-seven days imprisonment and $200 fine/6 month license revocation.

       • Maximum-sixty days imprisonment and $500 fine/6 month license revocation.

HEALTH RISKS

The use of illegal drugs, tobacco and the abuse of alcohol may have serious health consequences, including damage to the heart, lungs and other organs. Alcohol related accidents are the number one cause of death for persons aged 15-24. The most significant health risk, besides death, is addiction. Chemical dependency is a disease that, if not “arrested”, is fatal. No addict (including alcoholics and smokers) ever thought he/she would become addicted.

        The use of cocaine or amphetamines greatly increases the risk of heart attack.

        Stimulants (“uppers”, speed, crack, methyl, crystal) may cause permanent damage to the brain, heart, lungs and other organs from long-term use.

        Medical consequences of alcohol abuse include liver damage and disease, gastrointestinal problems and brain damage as well as causing injury to the fetus during pregnancy.

        Abuse of alcohol and marijuana during puberty can result in an imbalance of sex hormones resulting in reduced muscle mass and shrinkage of testicles in males, and menstrual difficulties and infertility in females.

        Inhalants (“poppers”, rush, laughing gas, glue, paint thinner) may cause mental confusion, mood swings, delusions and hallucinations.

        Depressants (“downers”, ludes, reds, barbs) greatly increase the risk of car crashes because they affect vision, judgment, coordination and physical skills.

        The use of hallucinogens, especially PCP, can result in an irreversible drug induced psychotic state and/or delusions which may trigger life-threatening behavior.

        Users of heroin and other opiates risk AIDS infections from sharing needles.

        In cases of rape, 75% of the men and 55% of the women had been using alcohol or other drugs.

Alcohol-Reducing Your Risk - “By the Numbers!”

Research reveals that, under certain circumstances, alcohol use can be dangerous. Zero “0” alcohol is the safest choice if you are:

        On certain medications or if you have certain illnesses (ask your doctor).

        Behind the wheel or engaged in tasks that require full mental or physical functioning.

        Stressed or tired.

        Either the son, daughter or sibling of someone with alcoholism.

        Recovering from alcoholism or drug dependency.

        Violating policies, laws (including legal age limits) or personal values.

        Expecting, nursing or considering pregnancy.

If you OBSERVE the times to avoid alcohol, you can greatly reduce the risk of experiencing an alcohol-related problem. However, if you aren’t in the zero “0” category and choose to drink, current research suggests:

     1 Never more than one drink an hour. *

     2         No more than two drinks a day for men, one for women. **

     4         Never drink more than four days a week.

     *   A “standard drink” is equal to a 12-oz. beer, a 4-oz. glass of wine, or a 1-oz. shot of 100 proof liquor.

     **  Recent studies indicate that women may develop alcohol-related health problems more quickly and at lower levels of alcohol consumption than do men. Recommendations for alcohol use are thus lower for women. 

Exceeding these recommendations increases the chances of having problems, either immediate or longer-term. (0-1-2-4 standard used with permission of the “Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Council of Nebraska.”)

 


HEALTH RESOURCES

On-Campus

The Alternative Student Choice (TASC), Residence Life

Crites Hall  (308) 432-6242

            • Peer-group sponsorship (TASC Force)

            • Alcohol Education Programs

            • Self-Help Group Information

            • Drug and Alcohol Education Resources

            • Alcohol, Drug, Tobacco Pamphlets

            • Drug and Alcohol Education Tapes

Student Health Services

118 Crites Hall  (308) 432-6232

            • Health Status and Evaluation

            • Health and Wellness Counseling

            • Pregnancy Testing

            • HIV Testing

College Counselors

Crites Hall (308) 432-6461

            • Individual Counseling

            • Group Counseling

            • Referrals to Agencies and Practitioners

            • Self-Help Group Information

            • SASSI Inventory

Off-Campus

Panhandle Mental Health in Scottsbluff (877) 492-7001

            • Individual Alcohol and Drug Evaluations

            • Psychotherapy

            • DUI Group Education Class

            • Intensive Outpatient Alcohol Group Therapy

            • AA/Al-Anon Information

 AA Meetings On Campus (Thurs.) 3rd floor Crites Hall @ 11 a.m.

AA Meetings (Mon.-Thurs. & Sun.) 340 Cedar in Chadron @ 8 p.m.

AA Meetings (Wed.-Thurs.) Native American Center, 2nd & Lake                                    St. in Chadron @ 8p.m.

 

North East Panhandle Substance Abuse Center (NEPSAC)

            in Gordon (308) 282-1101

            • Social Setting Detoxification  and Short Term (30 day)                                         Residential Treatment

            • DUI Education Classes

            • AA Meetings

            • Young Offenders Classes

            • BAC and Drug Testing

            • Drug & Alcohol Evaluations

            • Relapse Prevention

Prevention Information

National Immunization Hotline:                               1-800-232-2522

In Spanish:                                                                1-800-232-0233

TTY for Deaf Access:                                              1-800-243-7889

 

Panhandle Substance Abuse Council in Scottsbluff (800) 584-9106

            • Prevention

            • Public Information

            • Pamphlets and Video

            • Technical Assistance


Numbers To Call

Nebraska Abuse Hotline - Omaha                            1-800-652-1999

Family Rescue Services - Chadron Crisis Line         1-308-432-4113

Family Rescue Hotline - Chadron                            1-308-432-4113

Emergency Counseling - Scottsbluff                        1-877-492-7001

 

AIDS Information

CDC National AIDS Hotline:                                  1-800-342-2437               

In Spanish:                                                                1-800-344-7432

TTY for Deaf Access:                                              1-800-243-7889

The National STD Hotline:                                      1-800-227-8922

Nebraska AIDS project (days only)                        1-800-782-2437

HIV Antibody Testing Sites

Chadron State College Student Health Services

Crites Hall (308) 432-6232

 

HIV Testing Center

Family Reproductive Health Service

793 Morehead

Chadron, NE  69337

(308) 432-8979

 

For additional support and information:

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services, Crites Hall 227  (308) 432-6280

 


ADVISING

The Student Academic Success Services Office coordinates advisor assignments and assists students in making appropriate advisor and major changes. The Advising Center is located at 335 Crites Hall. The Center is open Monday-Friday and staffed with faculty from various disciplines across campus to assist students who are incoming freshmen, undecided, or in need of help outside their current major.

CAMPUS DINING SERVICE

The Dining Hall Cafeteria is located in the Student Center.

Cafeteria Serving Hours

Hot Breakfast                   6:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. (Monday-Friday)

Continental Breakfast      8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (Monday-Friday)

Brunch                              11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Lunch                               10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

                                         11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Saturday)

Dinner                              4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

                                         4:45 p.m.-5:45 p.m. (Saturday)

Meal Plans Offered

19 Meal Plan

(Includes 19 meals per week and $100 in Eagle Bucks)

      This plan includes 19 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $100 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination.

14 Meal Plan

(Includes 14 meals per week and $100 in Eagle Bucks)

      This plan includes 14 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $100 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination.

9 Meal Plan 

(Includes 9 meals per week and $100 in Eagle Bucks)

      This plan includes 9 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $100 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination.

The Premium Five

(Includes 5 meals per week and $250 in Eagle Bucks)

      This plan includes 5 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $250 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination. This plan is not available to Freshmen.

The Fast Five

(Includes 5 meals per week)

      This plan includes 5 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours.

The Block Party 135

(Includes 135 meals per semester and $200 in Eagle Bucks)

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      With this plan students can eat up to 135 meals throughout the semester in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $200 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination. This plan is not available to Freshmen.

Eagle Grille Food Court

The Eagle Grille is located in the Student Center. It is a food court setting that offers a comfortable relaxed atmosphere for meeting friends and peers. There is also a TV for entertainment. A student can come in and unwind with a cup of coffee, soft drink, or stop for breakfast, lunch or supper.

Eagle Grille Serving Hours

Monday - Friday        7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday                     9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sunday                       12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

C-Store Hours (High Rise lobby area)

Monday - Friday       7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Continental Breakfast)

Sunday - Saturday     8:00 p.m. – Midnight

Edna Coffee Cart

Monday - Friday       7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (Continental Breakfast)

Food Committee and Catering

Students living off-campus are welcome to dine at the cafeteria any time for a minimal charge or may purchase a meal plan.

The Food Committee meets approximately once a month during the academic year. The meetings include discussions of menu preferences as well as the planning of special events in the dining room.

There are many student employment opportunities available in the cafeteria. Students may contact the Dining Services office in person or call 432-5646.

All on-campus catering events are to be scheduled through the Conferencing Office. Questions regarding special menus or other concerns may be answered by contacting the Dining Services office.

CAREER SERVICES

Career services are available to help prepare students for employment following graduation or for those seeking part-time or temporary employment during the school year. All career services are available to alumni as well. Services available include resume preparation, interview practice, business etiquette, coordination of on-campus interviews with company representatives and the ability to register with the resume referral file or, for education students, to be on the active registrant list, both of which can be made available to employers upon their request. Special events held on campus each year have included The Career Fair and Teacher Interview Day. The Career Resource Library provides access to up-to-date information for career decision making. Students and alumni are provided assistance in seeking employment and can access current job listings on the bulletin board or via the CSC website at www.csc.edu/careerservices. Both teaching and non-teaching vacancy bulletins are available. Teaching and non-teaching credential files can be maintained on campus as well.

Students, alumni and employers may contact the Internship & Career Services Office by calling 1-800-242-3766, or (308) 432-6388 or by visiting our website at www.csc.edu/careerservices.


COMPUTER SERVICES

Acceptable Use Policy

Please refer to the Misuse of Computer Facilities - item “J” of the Code of Conduct - CSC Rights and Responsibilities in this handbook. A complete version of the following policies can be accessed at www.csc.edu/compserv.

Computer Account Policy

Student accounts are automatically generated by Computer Services. Students will be granted an account for the duration of their student status.

Employee accounts may be established by completing an Employee Request for Computer Account form, available from Computer Services. Employees will be granted an account for the duration of employment. Individuals are considered employees if hired for Chadron State College full-time and part time positions. Student employees funded via work study or institutional funds do not qualify for employee accounts. Faculty Emeritus may obtain an account by completing an Employee Request for Computer Account Form.

Employees will make reasonable efforts to safeguard their account passwords. No employee may allow unauthorized persons access to college data, computing or network resources by sharing their password, except in cases necessary to facilitate computer maintenance and repairs. Unauthorized persons include and are not limited to student employees and family members.

Although it is the policy of the State College not to monitor individual usage of any computing resources, the College or System Office as appropriate, reserves the right to monitor user activities taking place on the CSC network and on computer lab systems, via network monitoring software, cameras, student lab assistant’s observation, etc. without advance notice or specific permission, for any legitimate business purpose.

Individuals must adhere to this Acceptable Use Policy in order to retain access to campus computer facilities.

Read Section J of the Code of Conduct.

Copyright Compliance Policy

Chadron State College employees, students and guest users are required to comply with federal copyright laws and with college policies and procedures designed to implement those laws. Three federal acts form the basis for copyright compliance. They are, in order of enactment, the Copyright Act of 1976 and the Fair Use Guidelines, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, and the Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization Act of 2002.

Fair Use

The Fair Use Guidelines evolved from the Copyright Act of 1976 and were developed for the educational community. Although a set of formal and quantifiable standards have emerged from court decisions and other tests of Fair Use, just two tests are needed to determine compliance, Brevity and Spontaneity. Small portions of entire works may be used and then only a minimal number of times for a small number of classes and students.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

The DMCA of 1998 is the U.S.A.’s answer to a perceived need for laws regulating international intellectual property, especially ideas committed to digital media for entertainment. DMCA is highly prescriptive and restrictive and does not incorporate Fair Use provisions for education. However, it has far-reaching implications for colleges. File sharing of copyrighted audio, video or other mediated materials is prohibited.

The Technology, Education and Copyright Harmonization (TEACH) Act

The TEACH Act, is aptly described in its title. It is intended to bring the technical provisions of DMCA into harmony with the Fair Use Guidelines for education, more specifically for on-line and other mediated instruction. Although TEACH’s mediated instructional Fair Use guidelines are expressed using traditional classroom terminology, its language is fairly clear and the specifics are clearly outlined.

Copyright Compliance

The faculty and staff of Chadron State College are required to know the copyright law, to remain abreast of new developments in the law and to comply with the law as follows:

       - Fair Use guidelines will determine the selection and use of copyrighted materials for both traditional and mediated class instruction.

       - Copyrighted materials used according to Fair Use principles will be removed from electronic storage upon conclusion of the course.

       - Fair Use may be applied to any digitized, copyrighted materials, even those print or analog works communicated in digital format.

       - Works specifically allowed under TEACH include performances of non-dramatic literary works, performances of non-dramatic musical works, and reasonable and limited segments of dramatic and audio visual works.

       - Written notice of institutional, instructor, and student obligations under the TEACH Act must be supplied to class members.

       - As much as is technically feasible, transmission of copyrighted materials is limited to members of the class.

       - Archived materials are to be used only for immediate future offerings of the class.

       - Policies and technical measures should provide assurance that digital codes or embedded management systems are not modified, i.e. no tampering with producers’ security.

       - The college is required to provide written evidence of copyright compliance intent.

       - All copyright compliance practices are to be expressed as institutional policy.

CSC Resources

Copyright resources are available from the CSC Reta King Library web site, www.csc.edu/library/copyrt.html and from the CSC Computer Services web site, www.csc.edu/compserv/department/policies/index.php. Review of the following resources, by employees and students, is strongly encouraged to ensure compliance.

* CSC Procedure for Action on Possible Infringement of Intellectual Property Rights (DMCA)

* CSC Guidelines for Copyright and Higher Education (Fair Use and TEACH)

* CSC Written Notice of Institutional, Instructor, and Student Obligations under the TEACH Act

Responsible Network Use Policy

Purpose: To protect the campus network and student computers and to provide reliable, responsive network performance.

      1. Individuals requesting a residence hall or wireless network personal computer connection are required to certify the following upon application for campus network connectivity.

      2. The most current version of the operating system is installed and configured.

      3. The most current version of anti-virus software is installed and configured.

      4. The most current version of anti-spyware software is installed and configured.

      5. The computer has been scanned and is free of viruses and spyware.

B.  Individuals are required to maintain current versions of the software stated in A.

C.  It is the student’s responsibility to acquire the software stated in A. from a source other than the CSC network. Once connected to the campus network, students may obtain updates via the CSC network, however it is the student’s responsibility to obtain updates in a timely manner and prior to expiration. Refer to the ‘Guide to Protecting your Computer and the CSC Network’ for recommended software and associated web sites.

D.  Individuals are required to turn file serving off. File serving is defined as software which serves information (audio, video, data) to the network, including personal web servers, ftp servers, etc. File sharing software which does not allow serving to be turned 100% off is not allowed to function on the campus network.

E.  Individuals are required to keep legal downloading to a minimum. Downloading of copyrighted material is prohibited as per the CSC Copyright Policy.

F.  Individuals are prohibited from attaching unauthorized devices to the campus network including routers, switches, hubs, wireless access points, and gaming boxes.

 G.  Individuals are required to use the wired and/or wireless configuration information and ports as assigned by Computer Services. Utilization of unassigned configuration information or unassigned ports is not authorized.

H.  Individuals in violation of this policy will be disconnected from the network.

1st Offense:        7 days

2nd Offense:       14 days

3rd Offense:        30 days, Petition to Director required to reconnect

4th Offense:        Permanently

Resources and Facilities

Computer Services Offices

Computer Services Offices are located in Miller Hall, Room 115.

Miller Hall Training Room 125

Use is limited to the existing hardware and Computer Services supported software. No additional hardware or software is to be installed in the training room environment. Hours of use are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Those using the room must abide by all Computer Services and CSC policies.

CSC groups may reserve the room by calling Computer Services. No fee will be assessed.

Student groups must have a faculty member present and responsible for the proceedings.

Non-CSC organizations may request reservations, through the CSC conferencing office, no sooner than the first day of the term in which use is requested. The fee for such use will be $100 per day.

Campus Computer Lab Facilities

Use is limited to the existing hardware and Computer Services supported software. No additional hardware or software is to be installed in the campus computer lab environments. Hours of use are posted. Those using the labs must abide by all Computer Services and CSC policies. Access to the Internet is available from all general access labs and the majority of department labs. Access requires a username and password.


The following are designated as general access labs and are reserved for the use of students and employees. Group reservations are not permitted:

Brooks, Edna, High Rise Lobby, Library 2nd Floor, Library Wireless Laptops, Miller Hall Room 109,
WNCC at Scottsbluff.

Many other department based computer labs are available across campus.

Refer to the CSC Computer Lab Directory on the Computer Services web site for a list of labs, locations, number of computers, and responsible staff member.

Internet Accessibility - Residence Halls

Students may access the Internet and campus network with a wired fast Ethernet connection directly from residence hall rooms. A student is limited to one network connection to a personal computer. Refer to the Responsible Network Use Policy for additional requirements/restrictions.

Wireless Accessibility

Access to the wireless network is provided to students, employees and registered guests from designated areas “hot spots” in the Library and Student Center. After registering a laptop with Computer Services, individuals may connect their personal wireless ready laptop in either building with access limited to the Internet and public CSC servers such as WWW, Blackboard, and Campus Pipeline. CSC provided wireless laptops are available for checkout from the Library desk for use in the Library by students and employees with CSC computer lab accounts. All users of the wireless network must abide by CSC policies.

Electronic Library Resources

The Reta E. King Library provides easy access to an electronic database listing of books and reference materials available from the state colleges and universities in Nebraska. Access to the catalogs can be obtained from public PCs in the Library or via MyCSC.

PC for Individuals with Special Needs

A PC is available on the 1st Floor of King Library for use by students with a sight impairment, dyslexia or reading difficulties. Software provided includes Job Access With Speech (JAWS) and Kurzweil. Students wishing to utilize this resource should contact the Disability Services Contact Person or the Tutoring Services Coordinator.

Security Violation

In the event of an actual, suspected, or anticipated violation of the security of a computer system, designated system administrators may inspect any file on Chadron State College computers, without the user’s knowledge, in an effort to determine the nature and means of the violation and the perpetrator thereof. In order to protect the integrity of the investigation network activity may be monitored, user directories and files may be reviewed, and user accounts may be disabled until the conclusion of the investigation. Files will be backed up for the purpose of recovery if circumstances warrant.

Only those individuals named by the Director of Computer Services as being directly responsible for the security of Chadron State College computers may use special privileges which permit the examination, copying or printing of files, programs, electronic mail, or other information in a user’s account, without the user’s prior permission. This shall apply equally to mail resident on servers which has not been retrieved by the user.

The designated individuals may only use their special privileges in the event of a violation or reasonable suspicion of violation of computer security. A system administrator may not divulge any information obtained using special privileges to any person other than the Director of Computer Services who will take the appropriate action. If an individual suspects someone has attained access to his/her account, the incident should be reported to the Director of Computer Services immediately in order to initiate appropriate action.

Intellectual Property Rights

Please refer to the CSC Copyright Policy.

Software

Please refer to the CSC Software Licensing Policy.

Unauthorized Use

All information processed through Computer Services is considered sensitive and/or confidential. This information is based on a legitimate “need to know”.

The unauthorized use or abuse of any college owned or leased computer system and installed software and files is prohibited.

Chadron State College reserves the right to cancel accounts, initiate disciplinary action, limit or restrict access to computer accounts, equipment or the network, file criminal charges or take other appropriate action against individuals who act in an irresponsible manner and/or infringe upon the rights of others.

Unauthorized actions include but are not restricted to the following:

     *   Attempting to or successfully logging in to an account other to that which is officially assigned by Computer Services.

     *   Using an account for other than the authorized purpose.

     *   Providing students with Chadron State College issued passwords.

     *   Modifying or destroying data which is not specifically assigned to or created by the user.

     *   Using computers, software, or other college equipment for personal or commercial financial gain is strictly prohibited unless specifically authorized by the Board of Trustees.

     *   Abusing computer hardware.

     *   Including profane, vulgar or other harassing language within e-mail messages, programs, and/or files.

     *   Accessing pornographic resources that are in view of and offensive to others.

     *   Utilizing computer resources with the intent to harass others.

     *   Installing and/or spreading virus related software.

     *   Placing undue burden on the CSC network.

     *   Violating CSC Policies.

Students found browsing, hacking, or attempting any type of security breach into areas outside of their assigned directory will face revocation of computer access, grades of “F”, and possible suspension or expulsion from Chadron State College. Employees found browsing, hacking, or attempting any type of security breach into areas outside of their assigned directory will face revocation of computer access and possible termination of employment.

Inspection of a user’s files on back-up media by Computer Services personnel in the course of responding to a request from that user for restoration of one or more files shall not be deemed a violation of the user’s privacy.

CONFERENCING

The Conferencing Office is located on the upper level of the Kline Center.  There is a satellite office located in the Student Center. Conferencing Office staff will provide assistance to students, faculty, staff and community members in planning meetings, workshops, conferences and social events.


Chadron State College has a long history of hosting local, regional, state and national meetings on the campus.

Contact the Conferencing Office at (308) 432-6380 to:

            1. Reserve a room(s) for a club meeting or other events.

            2. Order refreshments/meals for a meeting or other event. (All food for on-campus events must be provided by the campus food service provider and arranged through the Conferencing Office.)

EAGLE PRIDE BOOKSTORE

The Eagle Pride Bookstore is located in the Student Center. It is the supplier of college textbooks and offers a wide variety of merchandise and services for campus living. Business hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00  p.m., Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. (see website for extended hours or closure notices).

The Bookstore provides books and merchandise including textbooks, paperbacks, reference and medical books, college apparel, snack, beverage and candy items, school and art supplies, computer software, greeting cards, camera film and much more. Shop online at www.eaglepridebookstore.com for textbooks, college apparel, gifts and much more.  Services offered include postage stamp sales, UPS shipping, phone cards, photocopy and FAX service, and graduation cap and gown orders. The Bookstore honors Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express credit cards, as well as cash and checks, with proper identification.

Check Cashing Policy

Chadron State College students may cash checks in the Eagle Pride Bookstore. Accepted will be personal checks up to $10 and checks for $10 over the amount of a purchase. Personal checks must be made payable to the Eagle Pride Bookstore with the student’s address, telephone number and ID (social security or driver’s license) number on the check. Two- or three-party checks will not be accepted. Please check with the Bookstore about the terms and conditions of its check cashing policy. State of Nebraska Work Study checks can be cashed also depending upon amount of check and if a purchase is involved.

Special Orders

If a student wishes to order a special book, supplies or equipment that is not readily available in the Bookstore, a special order can be placed. Special orders are not returnable.

Textbook Policy

The Eagle Pride Bookstore sells new and used textbooks for student use. It buys textbooks back from students during exam week of the fall and spring semesters. When buying books back, the Bookstore pays 50% of the book purchase price provided the book will be in use the following semester, is in good condition, is the current edition and until quantities needed are met. The Bookstore will then buy books at wholesale value.

Textbook Refund Policy

DO NOT WRITE in a NEW book until you are certain you will not have to return it. The book must be in perfect condition in order to obtain a full refund – no writing, no bent pages and no cracked spines. DO NOT REMOVE SHRINK WRAP!! Cash register receipts are required in order to do a refund of any kind. Full refunds are permitted within the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters or a DIS purchase, and the first two days of any summer session.


Teacher Supplies and General Reading

The Eagle Pride Bookstore continues to offer a wide range of teaching supplies and study materials. Bulletin board and lesson plan materials are readily available at the store. A wide range of general reading books are available for students to browse and select from.  Hard to find titles and special order items are welcome. Visit the website at www.chadronbookshop.com for additional information.

Electronic and Computer Software

   The Eagle Pride Bookstore offers to CSC students, faculty and staff, and area educational teachers and students, academically priced computer software.  Prices are educationally priced and, if not in stock, are placed on a special order basis.  Any electronic or computer software is non-returnable.  To purchase computer software applications the customer must provide the Bookstore a copy of their school ID at the time of purchase.

HEALTH SERVICES

The College Health Services Office is located in room 118 of Crites Hall. The College Nurse is available to treat minor illnesses and injuries, and dispense over-the-counter medications.  The CSC Clinic is available for current students. The clinic is staffed by the College Nurse and a Physician’s Assistant (PA) or Nurse Practitioner (NP). The clinic is held in a basement office at Chadron Community Hospital from 7 am to 9 am weekdays during the fall and spring semesters. Appointments are necessary and can be made through the College Nurse at 432-6232.  Office visits and CSC Clinic visits are free of charge but students will be responsible for any charges incurred with lab work, x-rays, prescribed medications and/or vaccinations needed.

It is the responsibility of the student to notify his/her instructors prior to absence from class due to illness. For absence due to extended illness or hospital stay exceeding three days, the College Nurse will notify instructors if requested to do so by the student. Such verification does not necessarily mean the absence is excused by the instructor. In the event a student has a contagious disease, he/she must have a physician’s approval/release to return to class.

All students entering any institution of the Nebraska State College System must show a physician-validated immunization record for measles, rubella, diphtheria and tetanus. This evidence must be presented before a student is permitted to register.

Chadron State College has a health insurance plan available for purchase. Students are encouraged to arrange for health insurance either through the CSC plan or an insurance vendor of choice to help protect themselves and their families against the potentially high medical costs of illness or accidents. Contact the College Nurse for more information at (308) 432-6232.

INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES

At the request of Chadron State College, Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) is offering classes on the CSC campus for students needing instruction in basic writing and math skills. Courses include: Basic Writing, Basic Mathematics, Developmental Writing, Introductory Algebra and Intermediate Algebra. Students are allowed to enroll in these WNCC courses along with CSC courses during the same semester. Interested students should consult with their advisors or the CSC Admissions Office to determine whether or not these classes are recommended for them. Although tuition is paid to WNCC and credit recorded at WNCC, CSC will not accept the courses for credit. Upon completion of the WNCC course(s), students must request that a WNCC transcript be sent to CSC. Students receiving financial aid should see the CSC Financial Aid Office to make arrangements to pay for WNCC classes.

PHOTOCOPY/FAX SERVICES

Photocopy machines are available to students in the Reta E. King Library, the Eagle Pride Bookstore and the machines room located in the basement of the Administration Building. Copy cards for use in photocopy machines may be purchased at the King Library. FAX machines are available for student use in the Eagle Pride Bookstore and in the Administration Building machines room.

RETA E. KING LIBRARY

The King Library serves students and faculty with access to a wide variety of resources. The library’s aim is to promote and enhance student learning by providing information in all subject disciplines, enabling information literacy for lifelong learning, and providing a place conductive to studying, collaborating and recreational reading.

To support these goals, the Library contains over 200,000 volumes of magazines, newspapers,, journals and books. There is electronic access to the Internet, online periodicals, proprietary databases, as well as numerous online academic library catalogs, including those of Wayne State and Peru State Colleges. A valid CSC ID card is required to check out all materials.

The library Web pages (www.csc.edu/library) provide reference sources, self-driven library tutorials, off-campus student services, subject guides, email contact with a librarian, hours of operation, and other general library information.  If the Library does not have the materials that you require, it can usually get them through interlibrary loan.  Also, extended and personalized reference service with a librarian is always available by appointment.

The library houses a computer lab, a Coffee Café, and loans laptop computers for use in the Library with the campus wireless network.  Copiers, group study areas, quiet areas and a computer help-desk are available

STUDENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS SERVICES

Overview

Mission: The Office of Student Academic Success Services is part of an ongoing commitment to the quality of student life at Chadron State College. Our mission is to help build a foundation for all students through a variety of programs and services that promote academic, social and personal development to enhance the overall educational experience.

Student Academic Success Services (SASS) is available to assist students in reaching their potential at Chadron State College. Programs are designed to ensure that the college experience is a growing and learning process from pre-enrollment to graduation and beyond.

Most services are located on the third floor of Crites Hall and can be reached by calling 432-6461 with the exception of tutoring. The Tutoring Center is located on the second floor of the Kline Center and can be reached at 432-6381. Detailed information about Student Academic Success Services can be found at www.csc.edu/SASS on-line.

Academic Counseling/Advisor & Major Changes

Academic counseling is invaluable in helping students to understand and adjust to the culture of higher education. It can be useful at any time during a student’s career. This service enables students to become wise consumers by facilitating choice of major, understanding academic requirements, planning and problem solving, as well as connecting to other resources, both on- and off-campus. Academic counseling is provided by trained professionals and coordinated with faculty advising.

Students wishing to change their major or advisor may pick up a “Request for Advisor or Major Change” form in the Student Academic Success Services office on the third floor of Crites Hall.

Advising Center

Located in 335 of Crites Hall, the Advising Center is staffed with faculty from various disciplines to assist students with questions concerning their major and/or career.

Disability Services

Services for students with disabilities (learning, ADD, ADHD, physical and/or psychological) include counseling, tutoring and assisting students to discuss their academic needs with professors, as well as providing additional resources, referral services and/or special accommodations as appropriate.

Disabled students who are in need of special accommodations must begin their request through the Student Academic Success Services office. A student-initiated conference with the Disability Services Contact Person is required. In addition, documentation of the disability(ies) by a qualified professional must be on file in the Disability Services Contact Person’s office in order to honor requests. Students are encouraged and supported in understanding their disabilities and in expressing any subsequent needs to their professors.

The goal of Disability Services is to provide a learning environment with as equal access as possible.

eCompass Testing

Appropriate English and/or math placement is required for all English and is recommended for math courses. The purpose of esCOMPASS is to ensure that every student is placed in English and math classes that are appropriate for his or her academic skill level.

Computerized testing is available on a walk-in basis during most of the academic year. Test results are received immediately upon completion of the test.

First Year Seminar

This course is designed to assist the student in obtaining the academic skills and knowledge necessary to reach his/her educational objective. Topics covered include memory development, time management, test taking, communication skills, career planning, study skills and techniques, questioning skills, ideas for wellness, understanding of diversity and career issues that face many college students. This course is recommended for all new students and others who may benefit. The purpose of this course is to provide opportunities to learn and adopt methods that promote success in college and life.

ID Cards

ID cards are issued in the office of Student Academic Success Services.  The first card is free of charge; there is a $5.00 fee for a replacement card.  This card gains the student access to the library, food services, athletic and fine art events.

Major/Career Exploration Services

Students receive career counseling services which enable them to explore career options after examining their interests, skills and values. The Career Resource Center provides access to up-to-date information for career decision making. Services also include coordinating on-campus interviews with company representatives. SASS co-chairs a Career Connections Day each year as well as workshops and mock interviews on career topics and class presentations.

Multicultural Services

Multicultural Services is designed to help CSC students live graciously in today’s global community. Program activities provide opportunities for diverse groups to build understanding and respect through communication and shared experiences. Students are empowered to develop leadership and collaborative skills through student organizations, mentorship relationships and other programs sponsored to celebrate diversity.

Personal Counseling

Professional counselors offer confidential, personal counseling to all students. This short-term counseling is available for students who are making difficult choices, going through periods of transition, seeking to change behaviors and/or improving their decision-making skills.

Peer Tutor Program

Chadron State College’s nationally certified Peer Tutoring Program consists of students who come highly recommended by faculty, meet stringent qualifications, and are eager to share the secrets of their successes.

The Peer Tutoring program is designed to enrich a student’s academic and personal experience at CSC.  Students are encouraged to use the tutoring program EARLY to gain the greatest genefit.

Tutoring is a FREE service provided by the College and available to all CSC students.

Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is a learning enhancement program attached to a traditionally challenging course. SI is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades. Attendance at sessions is voluntary. SI offers a chance for students to compare notes, to discuss strategies for studying, and to practice test taking. At each session students will be guided by the SI leader, a competent student of has previously taken the course. SI leaders attend all class sessions, take notes, read all assigned material, and conduct three or more 50 minute SI sessions each week.

Regular attendance at SI sessions may help improve students’ chances to earn a better grade. Students will have developed a better undertanding of course content as well as more effective ways of studying. This may help in other classes also.

Writing/Speaking Center

The Writing Center is a collaborative learning program dedicated to working one-on-one with student writers. In a writing session, writing assistants encourage students to discuss ways to improve their writing. They help students clarify their thinking and develop their ideas. Writing assistants also help students find strategies for improving organization, sentence structure, grammar, and punctuation. The center houses a library of handouts and style manuals, a collection of handouts about writing, and provides a comfortable place to sit, read, and write.

The Speaking Center staff (located on the 2nd floor of the Kline Building) is available to assist students with major class presentation projects. Media software and preparation is available for practice and presentations. Assistance includes stategies for organization, delivery, and presentational aids.

 

All of the above services are available to all CSC students at no cost.


 PROJECT STRIVE/TRIO

Overview

Project Strive is an academic enrichment program designed to assist students during their college career. It is a federally funded program administered by the U.S. Department of Education, which offers services to qualified students at Chadron State College free of charge. The main goal of Project Strive is to increase the college retention and graduation rates of student participants and to facilitate the process of their transition from one level of higher education to the next, or into the public workforce. Project Strive accomplishes this by providing cultural and social enrichment programming along with campus leadership opportunities. Self awareness and career exploration programs are also offered for Project Strive participants. The program is designed to provide services and assistance for 160 CSC students each academic year and is located in Crites Hall (third floor-south). Call (308) 432-6068 for more information or visit the Project Strive website at www.csc.edu/projectstrive/ on-line.

Services

Each Project Strive student is welcomed by a member of the professional staff who will serve as the student’s Strive advisor. Together the student and advisor will create a plan for academic success that includes an assessment of the student’s skills and abilities, individualized instruction (when needed) and scheduled appointments to monitor on-going progress.

Additional FREE services available to students in Project Strive consist of academic counseling and class scheduling, personal and career counseling, success seminars, social gatherings, field trips and many other activities. A computer lab/audio-visual room is located on the third floor of Crites Hall and is available for Project Strive participants. Participants are also able to check out Palm Pilots, which can be used for taking notes in class or as a student planer. Project Strive students are matched with a Peer Mentor who has the same academic major or area of interest.  Mentor mixer gatherings take place to assist in making the connection between participants and their mentor.

Financial Aid assistance is available to qualified first-year and sophomore Project Strive participants in the form of supplemental grant awards. Participants also receive assistance from their Strive advisor in filing the paper or on-line FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). They may also be eligible to receive textbook loans.

Disability services are available to Project Strive participants who have provided documentation of their disability to the CSC Disability Services Office.

Who’s Eligible

Any Chadron State College student may be eligible for the Project Strive/TRIO program as long as they are: 1) a legal resident of the U.S., 2) have a need for academic support, and 3) are a student who is a first generation college student (meaning neither parent has a four year degree), or low income (according to guidelines established by the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services) or have a verified disability on file with the CSC Disability Services Office. To become a part of the Project Strive, complete the application on-line at
www.csc.edu/projectstrive or pick up an application in 343 Crites Hall.

 

 


Alumni Phonathon

Text Box: STUDENT INVOLVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
The Alumni Phonathon is held each year in late January through early February. Students may apply to be part of this select group of students which contacts over 12,000 alumni and friends. Student callers work a flexible schedule Sunday through Thursday evenings. Applications are accepted through December 10th; interviews and training follow. To apply, pick up an application in the Alumni Office, Kline Center or call the Alumni Office at 308-432-6366.

Distinguished Speaker Series

Chadron State College presents speakers, free to students and the public, on timely topics. Recent speakers include Ralph Nader, the Cherokee Indian Chief Wilma Mankiller, Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams, the Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees, and Colorado Governor Bill Owens.

Galaxy Series

The Galaxy Series is a cultural arts series designed for students and community members. The goal of the Galaxy Series is to provide students and residents of the region the opportunity to view and participate with artists and performers from around the world. Featured in the Galaxy Series are historical and contemporary art exhibits and live performances of dance, music and theatre. Programming in the Galaxy Series is broad and has included comedy acts, Pulitzer Prize winners, Emmy awardees and groups from around the world. 

Arrangements for attending events can be made through the campus Box Office at 432-6360. Students who reserve tickets prior to an event are admitted with no charge.

Student Clubs and Organizations

(An updated list of clubs and organizations is provided on Campus Pipeline - Campus Life - Club/Organizations.)

 

Accounting Club                                    Dr. James Koehn 432-6258

The Accounting Club provides students the opportunity to find out more about the accounting field and become more involved in campus activities.

 

Admissions Ambassadors                  Ms. Erika Pritchard 432-6263

The Admissions Ambassadors represent the College in greeting visitors and guests by giving campus tours and assisting with other activities related to Admissions. They receive experience in public relations, promotional and organizational skills and group interaction. Open positions are filled at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

 

Ag Club                                        Dr. Charles Butterfield 432-6274

                                                        Dr. Georgia Younglove 432-6237

The Chadron State College Ag Club provides students with updated information about agricultural industries and the farm economy in a relaxed and enjoyable meeting atmosphere. Membership is open to all students who are interested in agriculture. Guests are welcome to sit in.

 


Andrews Hall Council                                    Matt Brown 432-7003

The Andrews Hall Council provides residents an opportunity to participate in making decisions that affect residence hall life. Andrews Hall Council makes recommendations concerning such residence issues as quiet hours, visitation hours, hall activities and hall programs. Each floor of Andrews elects a Hall Council Representative from its residents. These representatives make up the Andrews Hall Council. To be eligible to be a Hall Council Representative, a student must be a resident of the floor that elects him/her.

 

Art Guild                                             Ms. Mary Donahue 432-6325

The Art Guild is an exceptional program for anyone who enjoys viewing and learning about art. There are many opportunities that will be presented through this program. Some of these include taking part in workshops, art shows and exploring one’s own creativity. Members are also granted the chance to not only be exposed to an abundance of culture, but also to take part in it directly. This program is open to all students.

 

Band                                                      Mr. Adam Lambert 432-6322

The band organization includes the Eagle Show Band, Pep Band and the Wind Ensemble. The ensembles are open to all students. The Eagle Show Band performs at football games and the Pep Band performs for basketball games. The Wind Ensemble performs a wide variety of music and goes on tour every spring. Registration for the College band program is open to all students. However, auditions will be held each semester for chair assignments. All instrumental groups may receive one hour of credit which applies toward general requirements.

Brass Ensembles include the brass quintet, the brass choir and the tuba ensemble. The ensembles are open to all students.

Woodwind Ensembles include the clarinet quartet, flute quartet, sax quartet and woodwind choir.

Percussion Ensemble meets one time a week and is made up of interested students in mallet instruments, snare drum, bass drum, timpani, miscellaneous trap equipment and the trap set.

 

Brooks Hall Council                   Contact Residence Life 432-6403

The Brooks Hall Council provides residents an opportunity to participate in making decisions that affect residence hall life. Brooks Hall Council makes recommendations concerning such residence issues as quiet hours, visitation hours, hall activities and hall programs. Each floor of Brooks elects a Hall Council Representative from its residents. These representatives make up the Brooks Hall Council. To be eligible to be a Hall Council Representative, a student must be a resident of the floor that elects him/her.

 

CSC Apartment Council                       Ms. Katie Reece 432-6403

The CSC Apartment Council provides residents an opportunity to participate in making recommendations that affect those in the apartment units to the Office of Housing & Residence Life.

 


Campus Activities Board (CAB)             Ms. Laure Sinn 432-6455

The Campus Activities Board provides programming activities for students that are coordinated by students.  CAB promotes student involvement in planning and providing cultural, educational and social activities for the CSC student body.  Meetings are every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. and all students are welcome to attend.  Some examples of the entertainment brought to campus by CAB include hypnotists, magicians, comedians, dances, movies and novelty acts.  There is no extra charge to the students for attendance to these activities.

 

Campus Historical Forum (CHF)               Dr. Joel Hyer 432-6250

Any student with an interest in history is welcome to join CHF. Monthly events, trips and other activities make history fun and students do not have to be history majors or minors to join. CHF also sponsors spring break trips to such places as San Francisco, New Orleans and Washington DC.

 

Campus Radio Club                                Mr. John Lurvey 432-6327

The Radio Club was created to fill a need on campus for a radio station for students. Members can gain experience in managing, announcing and working at a “radio station”. The Radio Club can also broadcast announcements for other student clubs on the air and play music at functions sponsored by other clubs.  Meetings are informal and everyone is welcome.

 

Campus Recreation and Intramurals   Mr. Craig Carey 432-6342

Campus Recreation and Intramurals offers an assortment of organized activities, which allow traditional and non-traditional college students, faculty, staff and alumni to experience a wide variety of individual, dual and team competition activities.  Intramurals are organized into special events, leagues and tournaments for men, women and coed participants of all skill levels.  The intent of the Campus Recreation and Intramurals is to provide a wholesome and positive experience and to assist in developing life-long wellness habits.

 

Cheer Team/Stunt Team                        Ms. Laure Sinn 432-6455

The Chadron State College Cheer/Stunt Team directs and leads the student body in cheers at athletic events and pep rallies in order to promote school spirit, loyalty and pride at Chadron State College. The Cheer Team promotes leadership skills and team spirit. Cheer/Stunt tryouts are held in the spring. Cheerleaders and Stunters must be enrolled for not less than 24 semester hours each academic year and must maintain an overall grade point average of not less than 2.0.

 

Choir                                                    Dr. Joel Schreuder 432-6318

There are five choirs available to students, all of which may be taken for one hour of college credit. The ensembles are open to majors, minors and non-majors.

Concert Choir - This ensemble performs works representing standard and contemporary literature for its regular concerts covering a variety of styles and musical genres. Auditions for this group take place the weekend before and the first day of classes.

Women’s Ensemble - This ensemble is open to all women. They perform regular concerts covering a variety of styles and musical genres. A brief audition for vocal placement will be held. Auditions for this group take place the weekend before and the first day of classes.

Men’s Ensemble - This ensemble is a select men’s group. Members must also belong to Concert Choir. They perform regular concerts covering a variety of styles and musical genres. It is open to all men who qualify by audition. Auditions for this group take place the weekend before and the first day of classes.

Vocal Jazz - This ensemble is a select mixed group. The group performs vocal jazz pieces accompanied by a small jazz combo. It is open to all students who qualify by audition. Auditions for this group take place the weekend before and the first day of classes.

Community Chorus - This ensemble is open to all students and community members without audition. This choir performs a wide array of literature and often combines with the Bordeaux Community Band for concerts. Choir members supply their own concert attire.

 

Comedy Club                                    Mr. Bruce Huckfeldt 432-6262

The Comedy Club was formed to allow students a safe venue to relieve stress in a positive and productive way. Also, the Comedy Club wants to offer the CSC campus community a variety of entertainment.

 

Criminal Justice Club     Dr. Tracy Nobiling 432-6256

The Criminal Justice Club provides an opportunity for students who share an interest in criminal justice to promote community awareness of issues surrounding crime, to perform community service, to explore careers in criminal justice and to meet professionals working in various criminal justice fields. Service projects, guest speakers, field trips, as well as social events are all part of the club’s activities. Membership is open to all students.

 

Eagle Newspaper                           Ms. LaVida Dickinson 432-6303

The College newspaper, The Eagle, is a student publication edited by and for the students. It is published every week during the academic year except during vacations and exam weeks. The Eagle is distributed to students, faculty and staff as well as to interested readers off campus. All students are eligible to join the staff, and the paper’s letters to the editor section provides a forum for readers to express their opinions. The paper is funded by the College, student activity fees and advertising revenue. Staff members include News Journalism, Publication Projects, Editing and Design, and Photojournalism classes. The Eagle office is on second floor of Kline Center.

 

Edna Work Hall/Wing Council             Ms. Jill Reading  432-7004

The Edna Work Council provides an opportunity to participate in making decisions that affect residence hall life. Edna Work Council makes recommendations concerning such residence issues as quiet hours, visitation hours, hall activities and hall programs. All the members of Edna Work Hall and Wing are eligible to be members of the Edna Work Council.

 

Family and Consumer Sciences            Mr. Jay Sutliffe 432-6285

The Ethel Delzell Family and Consumer Sciences Association is affiliated with the Nebraska Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The objectives of this club are to provide professional development for family and consumer sciences students, to develop interest in the field of family and consumer sciences and to provide a social outlet for members. Any undergraduate enrolled in a four-year program with a major or minor in Family and Consumer Sciences or a strong interest in the field is eligible for membership.

 


Geoscience Club                                        Dr. Mike Leite 432-6377

The Geoscience Club promotes the encouragement and enjoyment of the science dealing with the Earth. Some activities include speakers, field trips, and an Earth Day celebration.

 

Golden Eagle Dance Team                     Ms. Katie Reece 432-6403

The Golden Eagle Dance Team includes up to 14 talented students who are interested in doing various types of dance routines at CSC athletic and community events. The Golden Eagle Dance Team promotes cooperation, leadership, fitness and school spirit.  Activities include performances, fundraisers, camps, competitions and other campus activities. A GPA of 2.5 is required. Tryouts are held in the spring and fall.

 

Health Professions Club                            Dr. Tim Keith 432-6481

The Health Professions Club promotes understanding of health professions, and creates close relationships between professional schools and health professions students. Members are students majoring in health-related fields.

 

High Rise Hall Council                             Mr. Ben Franz 432-7000

The High Rise Hall Council provides residents an opportunity to participate in making decisions that affect residence hall life. High Rise Hall Council makes recommendations concerning such residence issues as quiet hours, visitation hours, hall activities and hall programs. Each floor of High Rise elects a Hall Council Representative from its residents. These representatives make up the High Rise Hall Council. To be eligible to be a Hall Council Representative, a student must be a resident of the floor that elects him/her.

 

International Club                        Ms. Frances Gonzalez 432-6381

                                                                   Mr. Carl Cousin 432-6031

Open to all students of Chadron State College, the International Club promotes a better understanding of American and international cultures, and works in the interest of foreign students attending CSC. Arriving foreign students are assisted in adjusting to their new environment.

 

Kent Hall Council                             Ms. Lacy Deterding 432-7002

The Kent Hall Council provides residents an opportunity to participate in making decisions that affect residence hall life. Kent Hall Council makes recommendations concerning such residence issues as quiet hours, visitation hours, hall activities and hall programs. Each floor of Kent Hall elects a Hall Council Representative from its residents. These representatives make up Kent Hall Council. To be eligible to be a Hall Council Representative, a student must be a resident of the floor that elects him/her.

 

Late Night at the Pit                                 Ms. Laure Sinn 432-6455

The purpose of the late night programing is to provide students with a fun, relaxing and enjoyable social atmosphere. New activities and entertainment are available each week for students to enjoy. Fun, food, friends and, of course, entertainment!!!

 


Legal Studies Club                           Dr. Michael Bogner 432-6463

                                                                Dr. Lisette Leesch 432-6254

The Legal Studies Club is active in bringing together students who have an interest in the law. The Club organizes its activities to help students, faculty and the community understand and appreciate their personal rights and responsibilities under the law. The club also seeks to increase the students’ knowledge of law in preparation for a career as a legal professional.  Club activities include “Law Day”- a career fair; field trips to explore law schools, courts and law-related facilities; a speaker series; as well as fun-filled events such as the Homecoming Tailgate Party and Spring Daze event.

 

Lions Club                                               Mr. John Lurvey 432-6327

The Lions Club is a service-oriented club that plans and participates in various projects for the betterment of the campus and the community. The Lions Club is part of the Lions International Organization and is the world’s largest service-oriented club. The Chadron State College club is the first college Lions Club in the state. Membership is open anyone who is interested.

 

Music Educators National Conference  (MENC)

                                                              Ms. Carola Winkle 432-6320

MENC is a student chapter open to all students interested in music or promoting music education. The chapter has monthly meetings and sponsors a yearly awards banquet for the music department.

 

Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)

                                                             Mr. James Margetts 432-6319

MTNA is an organization for future private music teachers who want to learn more about how to become better teachers.  This chapter sponsors musical events on campus and attends conferences around the nation.

 

Natural Science Club                             Dr. Ron Weedon 432-6385

                                                                      Dr. Mike Leite 432-6377

The Natural Science Club provides expanded experiences for all students interested in the outdoors, biology, earth science, chemistry, physics and other students interested in enhancing their careers and awareness. All interested students are eligible for membership. A variety of field trips are taken each year.

 

Omega Phi Rho                                         Ms. Laure Sinn 432-6455

Omega Phi Rho is a local fraternity that strives to bring together male CSC students who have a desire to build unity between all groups. The “Rho Dawgs” try to provide a family environment to make sure all members maintain a good academic stature, as well as a safe place to express themselves. This group also promotes the idea of brotherhood among its members. 

 

Outdoor Adventure Club                    Mr. Allen Jackson 432-6459

                                                                Ms. Donna Ritzen 432-6297

The Outdoor Adventure Club promotes ethical conduct of members in outdoor activities through interaction with area landowners, conservation officers and other members of the community. The Club tries to instill an appreciation of the outdoors and the preservation and conservation of fish and wildlife, familiarize members with changes in game laws, teach effective hunting and angling techniques, and provide a source of information and fellowship. Membership is open to all CSC students, faculty, staff and their families.

 

Political Science Club                              Mr. Luke Perry 432-6284

The purpose of the Political Science Club is to provide a forum for the intellectually free and open discussion of political science.

 

Pre-Vet Club                                              Ms. Ann Krejci 432-6298

                                                        Dr. Georgia Younglove 432-6237

The objective of this association is to provide for the professional development of Pre-Veterinarian students and develop interest in the field of veterinary medicine. Open to all students; visitors welcome. Guest speakers, field trips and fund-raising opportunities are sponsored.

 

Psychology Club                                Dr. Mary Jo Carnot 432-6333

                                                                       Mr. Jeff Wahl 432-6035

The Psychology Club gives members an opportunity to further their understanding of psychology.

 

Residence Life Association (RLA)         Ms. Katie Reece 432-6403

RLA is the primary organization for Residence Hall students.  RLA organizes programs and works with the hall councils to address policies and procedures. RLA is made up of the members from each floor in the residence halls and CSC Apartments.  All residents are encouraged to participate in RLA as this organization offers the opportunity to get more out of the residence hall experience.

 

Rodeo Club                                               Mr. Robert Reid 432-6237

                                                        Dr. Georgia Younglove 432-6237

The Chadron State Rodeo Association was organized in 1953. The purpose of the organization is to maintain and increase the interest of college students in the sport of rodeo and to promote high scholastic standards among students participating in rodeo activities. Membership is open to all students attending Chadron State College.

 

Rugby (Men)                                         Mr. Ottley Wright 432-6073

The Rugby Club provides an athletic outlet for teamwork, recreation and physical fitness, and the opportunity to participate in a competitive college sport/activity.

 

Rugby (Women)                             Dr. Chuck Butterfield 432-6274

The Women’s Rugby Club provides an athletic outlet for teamwork, recreation and physical fitness along with the opportunity for women to participate in a competitive college sport/activity. 

 

Social Work Club                                Ms. Debra Stewart 432-6233

                                                                   Dr. Wes Stevens 432-6477

The purpose of the Social Work Club is to bring together interested students to share information and knowledge in the fields of social work and the helping professions. Any interested student, regardless of major, is eligible for membership.

 

Sports Medicine Club                                 Mr. Don Watt 432-6340

The Sports Medicine Club brings together CSC students who have an interest in athletic training and sports medicine, athletics, coaching endorsements and anyone who appreciates health. The club also helps increase the student’s knowledge of athletic training and procedures.

 


Student Alumni Council (SAC)                                                        

                                                 Maggie Smith-Bruehlman 432-6366

Students helping students. . . .past, present, future. The Student Alumni Council was founded to improve student and alumni relations, be of service to and increase student awareness of the CSC Alumni Association and what it offers students and alumni, and develop programs and activities to foster academic excellence and tradition as well as spirit, pride and loyalty in Chadron State College.

 

Student Education Association (SEA)

                                                                Dr. Patty Blundell 432-6469

                                                             Dr. Clark Gardener 432-6338

SEA is a pre-professional organization for students in education who have not yet been salaried teachers. SEA’s purpose is to provide a better understanding of students’ prospective professions, to influence conditions for which the students are being prepared, to advance the interests and welfare of students preparing for a career in education and to stimulate the highest ideals of professional ethics, standards and attitudes.

 

Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE)          Dr. Rick Koza 432-6420

SIFE is the largest student organization in the world. It allows students the opportunity to compete at regional, national and international levels with the goal of providing information to students and area residents about free enterprise. Meetings are usually once a month, unless the members are getting ready for a competition. There are no dues and the organization is open to everyone.

 

Student Senate                                         Mr. Luke Perry 432-6284

                                                                       Dr. Tim Keith 432-6481

                                                            Dr. Susan Schaeffer 432-6335

The Student Senate is the representative organization of the student body of Chadron State College. It is the “voice” of the student and is to express student views and interests to improve student welfare and ensure the continued existence of students’ rights. The Student Senate is composed of representatives from each academic school, representatives elected at-large representing the entire student body, Junior Senators, the President and Vice President. Elections are held each semester and are open to qualified students. Petitions and guidelines are available prior to elections throughout the campus or at the Student Senate office located in the Student Center. Any problems, complaints or questions may be voiced to a Senator at 432-6386.

 

The Alternative Student Choice  (TASC) Force

                                                               Ms. JoAnn Hunter 432-6242

                                                                   Ms. Katie Reece 432-6403

The TASC Force is a group of students involved in role modeling and educating students on healthy life styles. The TASC Force participates in Club Fair and CSC Homecoming and sponsors the National Drunk, Drugged, Driving Month, Safe Spring Break, Kick Butts Day and the Winter Magic Formal.

 

Theta Tau Psi                             Ms. Sharon Rickenbach 432-6461

Theta Tau Psi promotes the bond of sisterhood among friends and provides service to the community and to Chadron State College.

 


White Buffalo Club                                      Dr. Joel Hyer 432-6250   

The purpose of the White Buffalo Club is to identify and promote the cultural heritage of all cultures, develop a community awareness of Native American peoples and provide moral and emotional support to any student.

 

Wildlife Club                               Dr. Charles Butterfield 432-6274

The Wildlife Club provides exposure to the Wildlife Society, networks with the wildlife management agencies, and takes part in field activities.

 

Honoraries

Alpha Psi Omega                                      Mr. Scott Cavin 432-6323

Alpha Psi Omega is the honorary theatre fraternity dedicated to promoting theatrical arts in general and the disciplines of acting, technical theatre, theatre management and directing.

 

Blue Key                                                       Dr. Rick Koza 432-6420

                                                                Mr. Con Marshall 432-6212

Blue Key National Honor Society is a general honor group that bases its eligibility on all-around leadership in student life, high scholastic achievement, service to others, citizenship and an adherence to principles of faith.

 

Beta Beta Beta                                      Dr. Randy Lawson 432-6298

Gamma Chi chapter of Beta Beta Beta national fraternity is an honorary society for students of the biological sciences. Its purposes are to stimulate sound scholarship, promote the dissemination of scientific truth and encourage investigation in the life sciences. To be eligible for membership, the applicant must have completed twelve hours in the biological sciences, have maintained a 3.00 grade average in all college work and have a 3.30 grade point average in all biology classes. Students must be at least a second semester sophomore and biology major.

 

Cardinal Key                                               Dr. Lois Veath 432-6246

                                                            Dr. Kathleen Kirsch 432-6046

Cardinal Key National Honor Society works for the welfare of the institution through cooperation with the administration and other students. Outstanding leaders among women are eligible for membership on the basis of their scholarship, character and participation in campus activities.

 

Chi Sigma Iota                                 Dr. Susan Schaeffer 432-6335

Alpha Psi Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota is an international society for graduate students studying the field of counseling. Students must have a minimum 3.50 grade point average and be recommended by one of the CSC Counseling faculty.

 

Diplomats                                              President’s Office 432-6201

The Diplomats are 12 upper class students who assist in the promotion of Chadron State College and its programs. To be selected for a one-year term, a student must maintain a GPA of 2.75 or above, be active in one or more CSC student organizations, have a sincere commitment to Chadron State and volunteer service to the College. Application notices are posted throughout the College.

 

Gamma Theta Upsilon              Dr. Catherine Lockwood 432-6275

Gamma Theta Upsilon is an international honor society in geography in recognition of student excellence in/and support of geography.

 

Kappa Mu Epsilon                                  Dr. Robert Stack 432-6293

Kappa Mu Epsilon is a national honorary society for scholars who major or minor in mathematics. Students are eligible to apply for membership after they have completed studies through calculus.

 

Nu Delta Alpha                                    Mr. Allen Jackson 432-6459

Nu Delta Alpha, the national Dance Honor Society with association with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (AAHPERD), encompasses the complete realm of the visual and performing arts. It is not just limited to dancers but includes the different aspects of running a business (business majors), designing sets, lights and sound (theatre majors), and the Dance for Health project (PE majors).

 

Omicron Delta Epsilon                    Dr. Thomas Swanke 432-6351

The Zeta Chapter of Nebraska of Omicron Delta Epsilon recognizes excellence in achievement in economics.  Lifetime membership is open to all students with an overall 3.00 grade point average and a 3.00 grade point average in at least 12 hours of economics. 

 

Phi Alpha Theta                                  Dr. Randall Austin 432-6257

Omicron Gamma Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta is an international honor society in history. Membership is extended to graduate and undergraduate students of history and to the history faculty.  Students invited to join are those with an overall grade point average of 3.00 who have completed at least twelve semester hours of history with a grade point average of 3.10 in that field.

 

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)                          Dr. Jamie Waldo 432-6288

PBL is a state and national organization designed especially for college students interested in business-related careers. The educational emphasis in PBL includes becoming more aware of the free enterprise system. Membership is open to all business majors and minors. Members may attend leadership conferences held at the state and national levels. These provide opportunities to meet other PBL members from across the nation as well as business leaders.

Sigma Delta Nu                                 Ms. Peggy Marshall 432-6437

Sigma Delta Nu, a professional co-educational fraternity in education, is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

 

Sigma Delta Pi                               Dr. Hilda Lopez-Laval 432-6310

Sigma Delta Pi recognizes those who attain excellence in the study of the Spanish language and in the study of the literature and culture of the Spanish-speaking people, and encourages college and university students to acquire a greater interest in and a deeper understanding of Hispanic culture.

 

Sigma Tau Delta                             Dr. Mike Cartwright 432-6302

Sigma Tau Delta is the honorary fraternity for the English Majors. They are also the group who publish the Tenth Street Miscellany, which is a compilation of poems, short stories, photos and artwork.

 


Religious

Campus Crusade                                 Mr. Avery Paulson 432-6055

Campus Crusade, a Christian organization open to all, strives to put the Gospel within arms reach of all students. Weekly meetings are Biblically based, focused on prayer and held close to campus. Additional Bible studies range from Athletics in Action to basic Bible truths.

 

Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship        Mr. David Sheets 432- 6565

Chi Alpha is a group of students bound together by their commitment to Christ. It emphasizes the development of the whole person through participation in worship, fellowship, discipleship and evangelism.

 

Newman House                                                CAB Office 432-6455

The Newman House is the Catholic Ministry to the campus. This group provides an active Christian fellowship to Catholics and non-Catholics alike. The address of the house is 907 Main Street.

 

United Ministries of Higher Education (UMHE)

                                                                     Dr. Russ Seger 432-3206

UMHE provides students from various religious traditions with opportunities to explore faith development, share fellowship and create common bonds of understanding in the college community.


Welcome To The Residence Halls!!           

To our returning students, we are very pleased that you have chosen to continue to live in the residence halls. The CSC Residence Life Staff and the Residence Life Association look forward to your on-going contributions in our residential community.

To our new students, Welcome to our Residence Hall Community! We are convinced that you have made a wise decision in selecting Chadron State College. We are proud of our residence hall environments and believe that the residential community will play a fun and important part in your higher education experience. You will meet many new friends and have the invaluable opportunity to live and grow with students from a variety of backgrounds. We look forward to your involvement in the Residence Life Association and contributions to your Residence Hall community.

Chadron State College takes great pride in the resident living arrangements available on-campus. Rooms are spacious, well furnished and among the finest available in the Midwest offering double and single occupancy in a variety of room arrangements. All residence halls are located on campus in close proximity to classrooms and campus activities. As a new student, you will find that on-campus living quickly makes you part of the campus community.

High living standards are considered a priority at Chadron State College for good reason. Studies have found that students spend more than 65% of their college time in the living area provided. CSC wants that to be time well spent in an enjoyable, positive learning environment.

A residence hall is a community held together by shared values, beliefs and attitudes. That is what gives the residence halls at Chadron State College their tone, integrity, moral style and capacity to be a positive part of your college career. Research indicates most students who live on campus are more likely to:

            1. Make higher grades.

            2. Continue on to advanced and professional degrees.

            3. Be socially more successful as adults.

You have both responsibility and freedom in the residence halls. You are allowed to make many choices about your behavior and to search for a lifestyle that is comfortable for you. You will be in control of your life and accountable for the choices you make.

Guidelines exist to establish common ground and protect the rights of the residence hall community. Persons responsible for maintaining these guidelines include:

Resident Advisors (RAs)

Senior Resident Advisors (SRAs)

Residence Hall Coordinators (RCs)

Residence Hall Directors (RDs)

Assistant Director of Residence Life Programs

Housing & Residence Life Office Assistant

Director of Housing & Residence Life

Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services

On-campus residence amenities include:

-Utilities (electricity, water and sewer)

-No deposit required for utilities, telephone, TV, etc.

-Cable TV plus HBO

-Local phone service

-Free Internet access

-Furnishings included

Text Box: RESIDENCE HALLS
-Easily accessible laundry facilities

-24 hour computer labs

-Campus security

-Staff on call-24 hrs. per day/7 days per week

-Close to classes, NPAC, Armstrong, etc.

-CONVENIENCE!!!

The residence hall rooms are designed to accommodate two students. Upper-division students and transfer students may occupy private rooms in any residence hall according to availability.

All rooms have adequate closet and drawer space and may be equipped with two twin beds, two study chairs and two desks. All of the residence halls are air conditioned.

In the residence halls, you’ll find more than a comfortable place to sleep and study. There are plenty of opportunities to develop skills and friendships by participating in hall government and programming activities.

Residence hall living offers you convenience, economy and security in a setting designed to meet your needs. An example would be the inclusion of telephone and cable television service in the room package. You simply need to bring a telephone and television - no hook-up charges, waiting periods or hassles with roommates over bills.  Ethernet connections from residence hall rooms are available in all residence halls.

The following pages in the Student Handbook contain the terms and conditions of residential life at Chadron State College. Please read all the information provided within, as it constitutes items that you will be responsible for as a resident student.

Residence Hall Staff

Like life outside college, campus life can present difficulties and opportunities. The goal of the Housing and Residence Life Program is to help students resolve or avoid such difficulties and make college living meaningful and rewarding. This is possible through the efforts of the specially selected and trained staff who work directly with the students. Students are invited to visit with any of these individuals regarding questions about the campus or campus housing.

Resident Advisors (RAs) - The Resident Advisor (RA) is the heart of the residence life program. RAs are returning students who live on each floor in the residence halls and help acquaint the new student to campus. They help sponsor programs designed to inform fellow students about life on campus, in Chadron, and the surrounding area.    A student can expect to have considerable contact with his/her RA, and should consult him/her regarding College policy, rules and regulations. Answering questions and solving problems are some of the many duties performed by this outstanding group of students.

Residence Hall Directors (RDs) and Residence Hall Coordinators (RCs) - Each hall has a building manager with the title of Residence Hall Director (RD) or Residence Hall Coordinator (RC). The RD/RC lives in the hall and is responsible for the total operation of a residence hall. The RD/RC helps coordinate programs with the hall RAs, assists with training and supervision of RAs, and schedules desk workers and security.

Assistant Director of Residence Life Programs - The Assistant Director of Residence Life Programs is responsible for the overall development of programs for students in the residence halls as well as the supervision and training of the RDs, RCs and RAs. The Residence Life office is located on the east end of the first floor wing of Kent Hall.


Residence Life Assistants - Residence Life Assistants work in the Housing & Residence Life Office. They are involved in the recruitment process of new students and help acquaint the new students to campus.

Director of Housing and Residence Life - The Director of Housing and Residence Life is responsible for the coordination and delivery of a high quality housing program for on-campus resident students. The Housing and Residence Life Office is located on the first floor of Crites Hall.

Residence Hall Residency Requirements

All first-year students (including transfer students in their first year of college) attending Chadron State College are required to live in the residence halls for a minimum of two semesters and through successful completion of 30 credit hours. “Successful completion” is defined as having achieved a passing grade in those thirty credit hours.

Students that may be exempt from this requirement are:

     1. Married students.

     2. Single parents with custody of children.

     3. Living with parents and commuting to campus. This requires that the parents actually be living at the residence; ownership of property or living with another family member does not qualify for exemption.

     4. Transfer students beyond the first year of college who  transfer 30 or more hours from an accredited college.

     5. Students 21 years of age or older as of the first day of the semester.

Students seeking exemption must fill out an Off-Campus Application form, available in the Housing and Residence Life Office, and have verification of exempt status from the Director of Housing and Residence Life prior to the start of the semester. Students found in violation of this policy will be charged room and board and may face additional sanctions.

All students living in the residence halls are required to participate in the food service program by purchasing a meal plan.

Room Reservations

Students may indicate a preference of residence hall and the desired type of accommodation. A completed Room Reservation form, accompanied by a $100 Reservation/Damage Deposit, reserves a room for the requested term.

Rooms are assigned by the Housing and Residence Life Office staff. The preferences of each student in terms of roommate, residence hall and room type are considered in the assignment. If students are not assigned their first choice right away, they will be given the opportunity to change when space is available. Chadron State College reserves the right to make all housing assignments according to what appears to be in the best interest of the student and the College.

Student room reservations will be held until 12:00 noon on the first day of classes. At that time, rooms reserved for students who have not checked in will be re-assigned unless the Housing and Residence Life Office has received written notification from the student that he/she will arrive late and that a room should be held. Refunds will not be made to students who fail to notify the Housing and Residence Life Office of such changes.

Room Reservation Cancellation Policy

A $100 Reservation/Damage Deposit must accompany the Room Reservation form. A room will not be assigned without a deposit.


Refund Policy for Cancellations

     1. Cancellations eligible for deposit refund must be made prior to June 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

     2. All cancellations must be in writing and sent to the Housing & Residence Life Office.

     3. If the cancellation is mailed, it must be postmarked prior to June 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester.

     4. All cancellations, regardless of the application date, will be subject to all of these policies.

Residence Hall Contracts

Residents sign a contract for room and board for the full academic year if they move in at the beginning of the fall semester. Those residents who move in after the start of the fall semester or at the beginning of the spring semester sign a contract that runs through the remainder of the academic year. Summer sessions are considered to be a separate contract period. Students’ room contracts with the CSC Housing and Residence Life Office are legally binding. The terms of the contract are included on the back of each contract. In addition, students are responsible for the information regarding the residence halls, food service and campus, which is included in the CSC Student Handbook and/or Hall Monitor.

Campus Dining Service

The Dining Hall Cafeteria is located in the Student Center.

Students living off-campus are welcome to dine at the cafeteria at any time for a minimal charge or may purchase a meal plan.

The Food Committee meets approximately once a month during the academic year. The meetings include discussions of menu preferences as well as the planning of special events in the dining room. Students are encouraged to provide input to make the food service the best it can be.

There are many student employment opportunities available in the cafeteria. Students may contact the Dining Services Office in person or call 432-5646.

All on-campus catering events are to be scheduled through the Conferencing Office.

Serving Hours

Hot Breakfast                   6:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
                                             (Monday - Friday)

Continental Breakfast      8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

                                         (Monday - Friday)

Brunch                              11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Sunday)

Lunch                               10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (Monday - Friday)

                                         11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Saturday)

Dinner                              4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

                                         4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. (Saturday)

Meal Plans Offered

Students living in a residence hall must choose either the 19, 14, 9, or 5 meal plan.

19 Meal Plan

This plan includes 19 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $100 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination.


14 Meal Plan

This plan includes 14 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $100 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination.

9 Meal Plan 

This plan includes 9 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $100 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination.

The Premium Five 

This plan includes 5 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $250 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination. This plan is not available to Freshmen.

The Fast Five

This plan includes 5 meals per week in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours.

The Block Party 135 

With this plan students can eat up to 135 meals throughout the semester in the dining hall as well as the Eagle Grille Food Court (through meal exchange) at the above posted hours. With this plan students also receive $200 in Eagle Bucks for snacks, beverages and more at any CSC dining destination. This plan is not available to Freshmen.

Carry-Out Service

Students on a board contract who are scheduled and required to take field trips, athletic trips or research assignments off-campus may be provided sack lunches upon written request from the supervising faculty member 24 hours in advance. This service is limited to the first day of the trip. Sack lunches are available to anyone with a 24-hour advance notice.

Guest Services

Students may take parents or friends to dine in the cafeteria. Guest meals must be paid for at the door. Student’s discretionary money may be used but the student board contract may not.

Special Diets

CSC Dining Services will work with students to meet special diet requirements.

Eagles Grille

The Eagles Grille is located in the Student Center. It is a grill and snack bar, and offers a comfortable relaxed atmosphere for meeting friends and peers. There is also a TV for your entertainment. Come in and unwind with a cup of coffee, soft drink, or stop for breakfast, lunch or supper. Hours will be posted.

C-Store Hours

            Sunday - Thursday 8:00 p.m. – Midnight

            (located in High Rise lobby area)

Room Privacy and Security

Students are responsible for what occurs in their rooms. The right to privacy is of paramount importance. However, the entry into or search of the living quarters of a student may be conducted by the following people for the purposes and under the procedures detailed below:

     1. By law enforcement officers in the performance of statutory duties and in accordance with legally defined procedures governing search and seizure.

     2. By authorized College personnel to ensure that health, fire and safety regulations are maintained. The College shall give at least 24 hours notice of such entry when possible.

     3. By authorized College personnel or agents to provide routine maintenance services and repairs.

     4. By authorized College personnel in emergency situations to protect the health and welfare of the student, or to make emergency repairs to prevent damage to the property of the student and the College.

     5. By authorized College officials when there is probable cause to believe a violation of College or civil regulations is being committed, and that the delay required in procuring a warrant would endanger the health and safety of the residents or result in the probable destruction of the evidence of the violation.

When it is necessary for authorized College officials or their agents to enter a student’s room and the occupant(s) is not in, there should be two people present, if at all possible. The student(s) will be notified of the entry and the reason for the entry upon his/her return.

A student may be held responsible for activities that occur in his/her residence hall room, even though that student may not be present or involved in the policy violation. Students are responsible for guests.

Disorderly Conduct/Unacceptable Behavior

Campus housing and the Student Center exist to complement the educational mission of Chadron State College. Civil behavior enhances the residence life setting and is expected at all times. The following abusive behaviors will not be tolerated:

     1.  Any behavior or action, physical or verbal, that is meant to devalue, demean or incite an individual or group, directly or implied.

     2.  Verbal abuse, including offensive language and derogatory group identity slurs.

     3.  Threatening behavior, whether written, verbal or physical to others or self.

     4.  Any form of sexual harassment or coercion, including date or acquaintance rape.

     5.  Any use of force or physical violence.

     6.  Trespassing, entering or remaining in any room or location without the resident’s or staff’s permission.

     7.  Lewd, obscene or offensive behavior, including posted materials.

Such behaviors may result in immediate removal from campus housing and/or disciplinary action being taken by College authorities.

Visitors

Visitation hours are the times during which non-residents of that hall/floor may visit in the room. On Friday and Saturday the residence halls are open to visitors from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. and on Sunday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight.

Residents may invite overnight guests providing guest room accommodations are available and previous arrangements have been made with the Residence Hall Director or Residence Hall Coordinator. Guests of the same sex may stay in the residence hall room with permission of the roommate and must be registered with the Residence Hall Director/Coordinator.

     1. Overnight guests may stay no longer than 3 nights.

     2. Guest rooms are available on a limited basis and a per person per night charge will be assessed; this is payable in advance at the hall front desk.

     3. An extra $5.00 will be assessed if the guest requires linen from the College.

     4. Residents may be subject to disciplinary action because of their visitor’s behavior.

Chadron State College reserves the right to restrict visitation.

Quiet Hours/Noise

Quiet hours for all residence halls is defined as the hours between 10 p.m. - 8:00 a.m., Sunday through Thursday and 12 midnight - 8:00 a.m., Friday and Saturday nights. Individual floors may vote to expand these minimum requirements; hours must be agreed upon by the residents of that floor and the residence hall staff; quiet hours should be posted.

Common courtesy should be considered 24 hours a day; excessive noise is not permitted at any time. This policy recognizes that the residence hall community consists of many diverse individuals with varying schedules.

Congregating in the halls or common areas may create excessive noise.  It is preferred these gatherings happen in the residence hall rooms with the doors closed. Residents that wish to use or practice musical instruments should be aware that Memorial Hall has practice rooms available for this purpose.

Stereos and televisions are a frequent source of disturbances in the halls. Residents have many different musical tastes and preferred volume levels vary widely. Please consider using headphones for a higher volume; the sound from your room should not be heard in the hallway.

Consideration for fellow students is essential at all times and should set the atmosphere for community living. Unreasonable noise or disruptive activity will not be permitted.

Closing Hours

Residence hall closing hours are as follows:

     1.  All exits from the residence hall are locked at 10:00 p.m. except the main entrance to each building.

     2. Occupants desiring to leave or enter the building after 10:00 p.m. are to use the main entrance only and must carry a student ID. Students shall not enter the residence hall except by designated entrances. Do not prop doors open - this may provide access to the building for people who do not reside on campus. Campus Security patrols the campus area from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Check In - Check Out

First-Year and Transfer students may move into the residence halls beginning at 12:00 noon on the Friday before the start of classes.  Returning students may check into the halls beginning the Sunday prior to the start of classes.

The residence halls are usually closed during vacation periods. The student must notify the RD/RC if he/she plans to stay on campus during this time and arrangements will be made for housing.  This may require that the student move to a different location during the vacation and pay a per-night fee. Vacation periods not covered by the room and board include Thanksgiving, Christmas and spring break.  The housing staff will work with the student to schedule housing during these breaks.

Prior to students moving into the residence halls, residence hall staff will have checked to see that the rooms are in good condition. Each student is given an inventory card to note the condition of the room. When residence in the hall is terminated, a Resident Advisor will use the same card to determine any damage (normal wear and tear will be considered). Each student is individually responsible for furniture, equipment and the general condition of his/her room. Failure to leave the room in the same general condition as when it was first occupied will result in the assessment of a damage charge.

When checking out of the residence hall, students should use the following procedure:

     1. Give sufficient notice to the RA so he/she may be available when checking out.

     2. Remove all possessions.

     3. Clean the room thoroughly.

     4. Turn in the key to the RA, RD or RC.

     5. Sign the inventory card.

     6. Leave a forwarding address.

     7. Complete a “Change of Contract Form” and a “Why Are You Leaving Form” provided by the RA, RD or RC.

No refunds will be made unless this procedure is followed.

Room Key

A room key will be issued when a student registers in the hall. Students are advised to keep their room locked and their key with them at all times. An assessment will be made for each key that is lost. If a key is lost, it should be reported immediately to the RD/RC. The RD/RC will have the student complete a Lost Key form. The student will then submit the form to the Housing and Residence Life Office and pick up a new key from the Maintenance Department. Refunds for recovered keys may be issued through the Housing & Residence Life Office. Students are forbidden to duplicate College keys.

Class Withdrawal

Withdrawal from CSC classes does not automatically terminate the housing contract. Once a student files withdrawal forms, he/she is required to meet with the RD/RC to review move-out policies and procedures. Room and board charges may continue to accumulate until the student has signed the appropriate cancellation forms at the Housing and Residence Life Office, removed all belongings from the residence hall, returned the room key and completed the check-out process with the residence hall staff.

Part-Time Students

Any student who drops below 12 semester hours after the first week of the semester must receive special permission from the Housing and Residence Life Office to remain in the residence halls. 

Room and Board Refund Policy

All withdrawals from Chadron State College residence halls must be initiated through the Housing and Residence Life Office. Failure to fulfill a room contract will result in the forfeiture of the $100 Reservation/Damage Deposit. The remaining balance of the room charge will be refunded based upon the following schedule, based on the date the student clears check-out with the RD or RC:

     Through the First Week of Classes:   100%

     Second Week of Classes:                      75%

     Third Week of Classes:                        50%

     Fourth Week of Classes:                      25%

     Fifth Week of Classes:                          0%

The remaining balance of the board charge will be refunded for the unused portion, on a weekly basis, with no refund for the last four weeks of the term. Exceptions to this policy will be made only with written approval of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services of Chadron State College. The requirements of the Higher Education Re-authorization Act of 1992 will be followed in administering this policy. 

Room Changes

Room changes are allowed after the first two weeks of each semester. All room changes require the approval of the Residence Hall Director and the proper forms must be completed.


Roommate Bill of Rights

     1.   The right to read and study free from undue interference in one’s room. Unreasonable noise and other distractions inhibit the exercise of this right.

     2.   The right to sleep without undue disturbance from noise, guests of roommate, etc.

     3.   The right to expect that a roommate will respect one’s personal belongings.

     4.   The right to a clean environment in which to live.

     5.   The right to free access to one’s room and facilities without  pressure from a roommate.

     6.   The right to personal privacy.

     7.   The right to host guests with the expectation that guests are to respect the host’s roommate and other hall residents.

     8.   The right for redress of grievances. Residence hall staff is available for assistance in settling conflicts.

     9.   The right to be free from fear of intimidation, physical, and/or emotional harm.

     10. The right to expect reasonable cooperation in the use of the room telephone and television.

Roommate Leaves

Should a roommate leave, the student has one week (7 days after the roommate officially checks out of the room) to do one of the following:

     1. Move in with a roommate of his/her choice.

     2. Have a roommate of the student’s choice move in with him/her.

     3. If eligible, change his/her contract from a double to a private room at the private prorated rate.

     4. The Residence Hall Director may assign a roommate if or when one is available. This could involve a move by either or both students.

Room Cleanliness

Students are required to keep their rooms clean. Empty bottle and can collections in the rooms are not permitted as they present a health and pest hazard. Retaining cans/bottles in rooms for recycling is also a violation of College regulations. Recycle barrels are available throughout the residence halls. Health and safety inspections may occur if deemed necessary.

Save Energy - Keep Costs Down

Students can help the College save energy by:

            * turning off lights,

            * keeping windows closed in winter,

            * turning water off when not in use.

Damages

Residents of the room will be responsible for damages due to student negligence. Dart boards are not allowed in the student rooms (dart boards are available in the lounges of most residence halls).  Damages done to College property, except for that which is defined as normal wear and tear, may be billed to the student. Common area damages may be charged evenly to all students residing in that area if deemed necessary.

Room Window Policy

Residents MAY NOT REMOVE the screens from their room window or other residence hall window(s) at any time. In order to protect those individuals who may be walking outside the residence halls, no objects of any type may be thrown, dropped, pushed out of, placed outside of, or allowed to fall from any residence hall window.

Theft

CSC is not responsible for personal property that is lost, stolen or damaged. Large sums of money and other valuables should not be kept in the residence hall room. For purposes of insurance claims, it is recommended that the student file a police report for any theft. As an added security measure, students may fill out the personal property card provided by the RD/RC. This card could assist law enforcement agencies in the event of a theft. Students may want to secure insurance for their personal property or check with their parents. In many cases home owner insurance policies will cover a student’s property. To provide maximum security for personal property, a room should be locked when unoccupied.

Public signs are property of governmental agencies and those displayed in student rooms will be confiscated and returned to authorities.

Room Decorations

A room is more enjoyable if decorated with posters, rugs, plants or other items. Students should not use decorations that create a health or fire hazard or cause damage to the room or residence hall. Empty alcohol bottle and/or can collections are not permitted as room decorations. Rooms may not be painted by the students. Suggested items the student may want to bring are a television, microwave, small refrigerator, stereo, study lamp, alarm clock, cleaning supplies, an iron, pillow, blankets, linen, wastebasket, shower items, decorative items and other items that will help make the room a home away from home. Each residence hall has available for check out: vacuums, VCRs, board games and various types of recreation equipment. Also available for student use are microwaves, jumper cables, shovels and brooms. Halogen lights are not allowed due to fire hazard.

Holiday decorations are allowed under the following conditions:

     1. All decorations must be non-combustible or flame retardant.

     2. Artificial trees, electric cords, and lights may be used only if approved by Underwriter’s Lab.

     3. No natural trees may be used.

Fire Regulations

Any fire or smoke must be immediately reported to the Residence Hall Director, Residence Hall Coordinator or Resident Advisor.

Fire regulations and procedures are posted in each room. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with the correct fire procedures. These procedures must be observed when the fire alarm sounds:

     1.  All persons must evacuate the building immediately upon hearing the fire alarm and assemble at the designated area.

     2.  All persons must remain outside the building as long as the alarm continues to ring. No one may return until the Residence Hall Staff have checked every room so that it can be stated with certainty that the building is empty.

Tampering with the fire alarm or fire equipment or the setting of fires will result in disciplinary action and will be reported to the State and federal authorities.

Burning candles or incense in a residence hall room is considered a fire hazard and is forbidden.

Halogen lights are not permitted in student rooms due to high fire rating.

Fire Sprinkler System

The following safety information pertains to halls with fire sprinklers.  To ensure proper functioning of the sprinkler system, please observe the following:

     1. Items should not be hung or attached to the sprinkler head or piping.

    


    2. Sprinkler heads should never be obstructed or tampered with in any way.

     3. Balls, Frisbees and other items that can damage the sprinkler heads are not to be thrown in the rooms, hallways or other common areas.

Residents who tamper with the fire sprinkler system and cause damage will be subject to disciplinary action. This may include being held responsible for all damages to resident and college property, possible removal from the residence hall and/or possible legal action.

Water Bed Policy

Water beds are allowed in the rooms. Students must sign a “Damage Release” form holding them responsible for any damage to the building or furnishings caused by the water bed.

Loft Policy

A loft is defined as an elevated sleeping area constructed of wood or steel that is securely fastened into a single unit. Lofts must be free-standing and not attached to the wall, ceiling or floor. Students may not construct a structure in which they are sleeping under a surface that furniture is placed upon. Also, water beds and water mattresses may not be lofted.  Lofts must conform to the following guidelines:

     1. Size:  Lofts must be able to support the student’s weight and should measure no more than 86 inches in length and 40 inches in width. The loft should support only one bed.

    2. Height:  A minimum distance of three (3) feet or thirty-six inches (36 in.) should be maintained from the top of the mattress to the ceiling.

     3. Location:  No loft shall obstruct windows or doors of the room at any time. The windows and doors must be fully operable at all times and must be usable as a means of exit or entry to the room. Electrical outlets, sockets, light fixtures, telephones and TV jacks may not be adjusted. Decorative coverings, tapestries, lights, fans, etc. may not be suspended from the loft or bunk.

     4. Damage:  Students are responsible for any damage caused by the loft. Lofts must be able to be removed from the room without damage to any part of the room or its furnishings. Residents of the room are responsible for any damage caused by the construction, installation, use or removal of a loft. Beds shall not be supported in whole or in part by any College furniture.

     5. Enclosing a Loft:  Lofts shall not be enclosed in any way. Ladders are required so that a student can safely get in and out of a loft. College furniture should not be used as a “step stool”, or as a support for loft construction.

     6. Construction:  The loft must be assembled in the student’s room. No construction in hallways, lounges or public areas is allowed. The student is responsible for cleanup required after construction.

     7. Removal and Storage:  Lofts must be completely dismantled and removed from the room at the end of the school year. Lofts may be stored in College storage areas during the summer.

Chadron State College will not take responsibility for the student’s safety in regards to the use, construction or dismantling of a loft. Chadron State College reserves the right to direct the residents to remove from their room any hazardous materials including lofts.

Students who wish to build free-standing lofts for their room must submit a “Release of Liability/Hold Harmless Agreement” form available from the Residence Hall Director or Coordinator.

Maintenance Requests

All necessary repairs and maintenance should be reported to the Residence Hall Director or Residence Hall Coordinator. The RD/RC will report the repair on a Work Order form and report it to the Maintenance Department.

In no case may items be placed on the outside of the building or on window ledges. Window screens are to be left in place at all times and damages may be assessed for bent or missing screens.

Telephone Service

Telephone service is provided for every room in the residence hall. Students must provide their own desk phone. Local service is included in the Room and Board Fees and long distance service must be acquired through credit card service or by calling collect. A student will not be able to accept collect calls in his or her room. 

To Dial a Local Number

Dial “9” to get an out line. Local calls use the prefix “432”. Local telephone service is available to residence hall rooms, CSC offices, Chadron, Crawford and Whitney.

To Dial a Long Distance Number

Dial “9” then “0” and the area code and telephone number you wish to call. After the tone, dial in your telephone calling card number. If you do not dial in a number, a telephone operator will come on the line to take information regarding the placement of a collect call.

Three Way Calling

To add a third party to your call, flash (push down and release) the switch-hook once to place the person on hold. You will hear a dial tone and can then dial the third party’s number. Once you have connected with that person, flash the switch-hook again to establish the three-way connection. (The second switch-hook flash can occur at any time after you dial the number of the third party.) After the three-way connection has been established, you can disconnect the third party by a single switch-hook flash.

Emergency Calling

The emergency telephone number from the residence halls is “9-9-1-1”. Call this number if an individual is ill or in need of emergency care. It can be dialed from any phone (dial 9-1-1 from pay phones, no coins needed). The call will ring into the Chadron Police Department dispatcher’s office and the dispatcher will notify the Chadron Volunteer Fire Department. Stickers with this number can be obtained at the front desk of each residence hall or from the Housing Office in Crites Hall. The stickers are free of charge.

Cable Television

Cable TV (including Home Box Office-HBO) is provided for every room in the residence hall. Televisions in the resident hall lounges are also connected to the cable television system. Satellite dishes may not be attached to any part of the residence hall. Cable boxes and remotes are provided in each room. Missing or damaged equipment may be billed to the student.

Internet Access

Direct access to the Internet and campus network is available from all residence halls. Students should contact Computer Services (432-6311) in Miller Hall, Room 115 to obtain access.

Mail Service

Mail is delivered regularly by the postal department to each residence hall and is placed in the mailboxes provided in the lobby area of each building. Your box is numbered the same as your room and may be opened with your room key.


To speed mail handling and delivery, it is important that mail be addressed in the following manner:

            Your Name

            Hall Name, Room #

            Street Address

            Chadron, NE  69337

Laundry and Vending Service

Coin operated washing machines and dryers are available for use by the residents within each building. Each laundry room has facilities for hand laundry.

Soft drink and food vending machines are located in each residence hall.

Refrigerators

Refrigerators (1.7 cu. ft.) may be leased for $15 per semester. They are suitable for small amounts of food, ice and beverages. It is necessary to sign a contract and pay in advance to lease a unit. They are contracted on a first-come first-serve basis at the time of check in. Students may bring refrigerators 6 cu. ft. or less.

Storage

Storage space is provided in each residence hall. Items placed in hall storage must be properly packaged in boxes, luggage or cartons and must bear the name and home mailing address of the student. The College assumes no responsibility for items placed in storage. Items left in storage after a students moves out may be discarded or sold at the Residence Hall Garage Sale with proceeds to be used for hall programming.

Pets

No pets, except fish, are allowed in the residence hall. Aquariums may be no larger than 10 gallons. If a pet is found in the residence hall or on the campus, the student will be given 12 hours to vacate the animal.  If the pet is not removed or another pet is found, it could result in the termination of the housing contract.

Posting of Information

The Assistant Director of Residence Life Programs (432-6403) must approve the posting of information on residence hall bulletin boards.  Posters and other advertisements may be posted on public bulletin boards only.  RAs will post items of interest by their room door in the hallway.  Regulations prohibit individuals or clubs from posting materials on fire exit doors, windows and in stairwells.  Information posted in these areas or postings not approved by the Assistant Director of Residence Life Programs will be removed.

Alcoholic Beverages/Drugs

The possession of alcoholic beverages or the possession, use, sale, transportation or manufacture of controlled substances as defined by the Nebraska Statutes is prohibited on the Chadron State College campus or in a residence hall. Alcoholic beverages are subject to disposal by residence hall staff and/or security officers. Students found in possession of alcohol on campus may be enrolled in the College’s Drug and Alcohol Class and parents may be contacted. Repeated violation of this policy may result in suspension. Students who are hospitalized for alcohol poisoning must meet with the College Counselor and may be enrolled in the College’s Drug and Alcohol class.

Smoking (effective Fall, 2006 semester)

Smoking in the residence halls is allowed on a limited basis. Designated areas of the third floor of Andrews Hall allow smoking in student rooms.

 If smoke permeates the hallway, residents can be required not to smoke. Smoking is not allowed in public spaces including hallways, laundry rooms, and meeting areas. Sanctions for students who smoke in a smoke-free area may include a verbal warning from Residence Hall staff, community service, or being moved to a designated smoking residence room. All members of the CSC community are asked to comply with this policy. This policy is in place to promote and support the health of residential students and staff. Smoking areas may be changed at the discretion of the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Gambling

Gambling with or for money, in any form, is not permitted in the residence halls. Gambling on State property is a violation of Nebraska state law.

Firearms, Explosives and Archery Equipment

Firearms, ammunition and archery equipment are prohibited in the residence hall student rooms.  This includes pistols, revolvers, rifles, shotguns or any other device designed with a firing mechanism.  Air rifles, BB or pellet, and paint ball guns are prohibited as well.  Knives, other than pocketknives with blades less than 4”, are also prohibited.  Any item specifically designed or intended to cause injury or death may not be maintained in the residence hall student rooms and will be confiscated. Failure to comply with any provision of this policy may result in immediate removal from the residence halls.

Firecrackers and/or fireworks are not permitted in or around the residence halls. Flammable liquids such as gasoline and kerosene cannot be stored in the residence halls.

Hunting equipment (rifles/shotguns/pistols/archery equipment, etc.) is to be registered with the RD/RC who will store such items in a safe, secure designated area. Trigger locks must be in place and used at all times the firearm is on campus.  The College will provide trigger locks at no charge.  Students may not store firearms in their vehicles. Firearms, ammunition or archery equipment found not registered with the RD/RC will be confiscated for a specific period of time and stored at the Chadron Police Department.

Study Lounges

The residence halls have designated study lounges available. This provides students an alternate quiet place to study away from their room if the Library is closed.

Commons Areas

The custodial staff is responsible for the lobby, hall and stairwell cleaning; please be considerate. Students should put trash in the appropriate receptacles in each residence hall. Unwanted mail should be disposed of properly.

Recreational Equipment

In the interest of safety, the use of roller blades or skates, skateboards and bicycles is prohibited in the residence halls. Damage caused due to the use of recreational equipment may be assessed to the student responsible.

Health Services

The College Health Services Office is located in room 118 of Crites Hall. The College Nurse is available to treat minor illnesses and injuries, and dispense over-the-counter medications. Chadron State College offers a free clinic at the Chadron Community Hospital every weekday morning from 7:00-9:00 a.m. Appointments are necessary and can be made through the college nurse at 432-6232. The office visit is free of charge but students will be responsible for any charges incurred with lab work, x-rays, and/or prescribed medications.

An illness or emergency should be reported immediately to the Residence Hall Director or Residence Hall Coordinator or one of the Resident Advisors who will notify the College Nurse or Chadron rescue unit.

Physical Assault

Students involved in the assault of another person within the residence halls may be removed from the halls.

Employee Harassment

Any attempt by a student or guest to physically or verbally harass a College employee in the performance of his/her duty may lead to a strict disciplinary sanction.

Suicide Threats or Attempts

Every effort will be made to get needed help to students who attempt or speak of suicide while living in the residence halls. Students exhibiting suicidal behavior or expressing suicidal thoughts may be required to attend counseling in order to remain in the residence halls.  Students who are believed to have ingested a harmful substance will be required to go to the hospital and be checked by a physician. Students who attempt suicide will have their individual situation assessed and the following may occur: 1) the student, if deemed harmful or disruptive to the hall community, will be asked to leave the residence hall; 2) the student may be allowed to remain in the hall while receiving counseling at the discretion of the Director of Housing and Residence Life and the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Services.

Harassing Speech, Phone Calls or
    E-mail Messages

Should a student receive prank or harassing phone calls or e-mail messages, it should be reported to a Resident Advisor or Residence Hall Director/Coordinator immediately. Personally directed harassing speech on campus which is intended to threaten or lead to violent behavior is unacceptable. Harassment will not be tolerated.

Solicitation

Residence hall rooms are not to be used for any commercial purposes. Soliciting for business, charity, political or religious purposes on campus is prohibited.

Residence Life Programs

Discover the exciting residence life programs offered by the Residence Life Office, RDs, RCs, RAs, Hall Councils and Residence Life Association. 

Off-Campus Trips

Trips include: area day trips, ski trips, plays and musicals, concerts, college sporting events, cosmo bowling, rodeos and stock shows. 

On-Campus Programs and Activities

These include: dances, pitch tournaments, pool tournaments, bowling, snow sledding, board games, residence hall suppers, coed volleyball, Frisbee golf, hunting, sand volleyball tournaments, health fair, Super Bowl parties, study skills, alcohol education, lip sync contests, talent contests, eating contests, etc.

Special Programs

Social and educational programs are provided in the residence halls to enhance and enrich the living environment at Chadron State College. These include the Honors Series, Women in Leadership Series, the CHAMPS Program and the TASC Force Group.

Intramural Sports

Join in the fun! The residence halls participate extensively in the intramural program. You can participate in everything from bowling to football. To get involved, look for the announcements of team formations and practices.

Student Involvement

The Housing & Residence Life Office employs many students at the front desks of each residence hall as well as in the offices of Residence Life, Student Center, Campus Security and Housing and Residence Life. Students are also involved in the various residence hall governing bodies. These students represent an excellent pool of residents interested in the quality of their living environment and are utilized as representatives of students’ opinions. In addition, the Housing and Residence Life Office views involvement in student groups, professional organizations and interaction with like departments on-campus as an excellent way to stay tuned in to current issues.

Residence Hall Government

Residence hall government offers resident students the opportunity to take part in the decisions that affect the environment of the residence halls. Hall government provides a formal line of communication between the resident student and the administration of the College.

There are three levels of student participation in the residence hall government at CSC. These are: floor councils, hall councils, and the Residence Life Association.

Each floor has a council, which includes all the residents of the floor. Officers are elected by the residents of the floor. Floor councils recommend quiet hours and organize social, recreational and educational programs for the floor.

Residence Life Association is made up of the members from each floor and the president, vice-president and member-at-large from each hall council. Residence Life Association considers issues that pertain to all the residents of the residence halls.

Hall Monitor

The Hall Monitor is a newsletter published by the Housing & Residence Life Office. The purpose of this publication is to inform residence hall students of residence hall polices and procedures, upcoming events and campus services.


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Welcome to CSC Apartments!

Chadron State College welcomes you. It is our hope that your stay in our housing apartments will be economical, pleasant and comfortable. While Chadron State College wants individual tenants to have as much latitude as possible in leading their own personal lives, it is also desirous that life be satisfactory for all residents. This section is intended to acquaint you with the facilities available, service you can expect and the CSC Apartment policies. Please remember that these housing units must serve students for future generations. The policies presented here are designed to serve as a help and guide.

CSC Apartment Units

West Court

This housing unit is located on the west edge of campus next to Memorial Hall and Edna Work Hall/Wing. West Court contains 34 one-bedroom units, 7 two-bedroom units and two three-bedroom units. West Court is located less than one block from a city park and has a playground area available for children of CSC Apartment residents.

Eligibility

The lessee (person that contracts for the apartment) should be in one of the following categories:

1. Married

2. Single parent with child

3. Non-traditional student

The undergraduate lessee must be enrolled for 12 semester hours (full-time student status) during the fall and spring terms. To stay in housing during the summer, the lessee must be pre-registered as a full-time student for the fall semester or taking a minimum of 3 hours per summer session.

The graduate lessee must be enrolled for a minimum of 9 semester hours (full-time student status) during the fall and spring terms. The summer requirement is the same as the undergraduate. Contact the Housing and Residence Life Office if there are extenuating circumstances.

Application Process

The first step in applying for CSC Apartments is to complete a Chadron State College Housing Application form available at either the Housing and Residence Life Office or the Admissions Office. This form should be completed and returned to the Housing and Residence Life Office. A $100 Apartment Reservation/Damage Deposit is required at the time of application. The $100 Deposit is refundable if the Housing and Residence Life Office is provided with a written cancellation prior to June 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. In the case where an apartment assignment cannot be made, the deposit will be refunded.

All CSC Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Priority for all units is based upon the date of submission of a completed application. Current occupants of housing units have first priority for moving within the complex.

Students are notified of their apartment when an assignment is made. If an assignment cannot be made, a student’s application will be kept active at the Housing and Residence Life Office until an available unit is assigned or until written notice of cancellation is received. Students can call the Housing and Residence Life Office,
(308) 432-6355 with any questions.

Reservation/Damage Deposit

An Apartment Reservation/Damage Deposit of $100 is required for all CSC Apartment units and is due at the time of application. This deposit is withheld for any of the following: charges that may be assessed for cleaning or damages, if the student fails to fulfill the contract or if the procedures for vacating are not followed. The Apartment Reservation/Damage Deposit will be withheld if the Housing and Residence Life Office does not receive, in writing, a cancellation notice prior to June 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester that the student does not wish to be considered for housing that semester. The College may also withhold the Apartment Reservation/Damage Deposit should a student fail to clear his/her account with the Business Office. It will be returned in the case where an apartment assignment cannot be made.

Students should be aware that failure to notify the Housing and Residence Life Office of their housing plans can result in a major inconvenience for other students who wish to occupy an apartment in CSC Apartments. Likewise, the breaking of a contract during a semester quite often means that another student may have been deprived of housing on campus. The option of withholding the Apartment Reservation/Damage Deposit helps ensure that students notify the Housing and Residence Life Office of their plans well in advance.

Notice Of Assignment

Students assigned an apartment in CSC Apartments will be notified of the apartment address and the date on which it will be available for occupancy.

Contracts - - Move In/Move Out

Each resident is required to sign a Housing Contract when assigned an apartment. Tenants may occupy the apartment no earlier than the date specified in the letter of assignment. Apartment reservations are honored for only one day after the specified move-in date unless notification is received by the Housing and Residence Life Office of late arrival.

Tenants arriving during business hours (7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday) should report to the Housing and Residence Life Office in Crites Hall. The lessee will receive apartment keys and an inventory card to complete. The inventory card is used to record furnishings and damages in the apartment, and should be signed and returned to the Housing and Residence Life Office when completed. Mailbox keys will be issued upon return of the inventory card.

**PLEASE NOTE** Should a tenant plan to move into the apartment at any time other than these hours, over a holiday or during a weekend, call the Housing and Residence Life Office at (308) 432-6355 so that arrangements can be made to leave keys at the High Rise Residence Hall front desk.

Only the lessee, spouse and/or their children may reside in the apartment. Guests are not permitted to remain over three days. Guests or relatives who are enrolled at Chadron State College are not permitted to live in the same apartment.

When checking out of CSC Apartments, lessees should use the following procedure:

     1. Give sufficient notice to the Housing and Residence Life Office as to the time the apartment will be vacated.

     2. Remove all personal possessions.

     3. Clean the apartment thoroughly. (Obtain a copy of the
“Vacating and Cleaning Procedures” from the Housing and Residence Life Office.)

     4. Turn in apartment and mailbox keys.

     5. Sign the inventory card.

     6. Leave a forwarding address.

     7. Complete a CSC Apartment “Change of Contract Form”.

     8. Complete a CSC Apartment  “Why Are You Leaving Form”.

No refunds will be made unless this procedure is followed.

Rent Payment/Refunds

Rent payments are to be made at the Business Office which is located on the west end of the first floor in the Administration Building. The first month’s rent is due upon occupancy and thereafter is due on or before the first day of each month. Refunds are prorated on the basis of the daily rate of the last month of occupancy of the apartment. Delinquent rent shall be cause for eviction.

Abandoned Personal Property

Any personal property left in the apartment or on the premises by students who vacate or abandon an apartment will be held for ten (10) days and then deemed abandoned. After that time Chadron State College may dispose of the property without compensation and charge the student for labor involved in removing trash or property. Chadron State College may sell or otherwise dispose of such property in any manner without liability.

Liability

Chadron State College assumes no liability for loss, damage or theft of personal property, damage or injury resulting from explosion, fire, mechanical failure of water, steam, defective wiring or negligence of any other occupants of the apartments. It is the tenant’s responsibility to obtain renters insurance through a company of their choice if so desired.

Furnishings and Decor

Each lessee is responsible for the furnishings in the apartment. All apartments are furnished with a stove, refrigerator and window coverings. The College will provide a dinette set with four chairs, chest of drawers, and a double bed upon request. Students should contact the Housing and Residence Life Office at 432-6355 to request these items.

Occupants may not change any partition, door, window or add shelves. Painting or papering walls, ceilings, floors, woodwork or plaster is not allowed. Occupants may not install additional locks, wall brackets, shades, blinds or window guards. Nails, bolts, tacks or screws may not be used in walls, doors, floors or ceilings.

Holiday decorations are allowed under the following conditions:

     1.  All decorations must be non-combustible or flame retardant.

     2.  Artificial trees, electric cords and lights may be used only if approved by Underwriter’s Lab.

     3. No natural trees may be used.

Children

The resident student is responsible for the actions of children who occupy his or her apartment. Children are to be properly supervised at all times. Neglect of parental responsibility may result in termination of the housing contract. The student shall be financially responsible for actions of the children. The College is not liable for accidents which may occur to children. Please keep children away from the street for their own safety as well as others.

Damages

Occupants are responsible for the loss or damage to CSC property resulting from unusual use, negligence or intentional acts. The $100 Apartment Reservation/Damage Deposit is held as a protection against said losses or damages. Should the cost exceed the deposit, the occupant will be required to pay the additional charge. Occupants are held responsible for damage to plumbing, heating apparatus and all other appliances due to misuse or negligence.

Maintenance

All breaks, damages or general repairs should be reported immediately to the Maintenance Department 432-6225. Requests must be called in Monday through Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Maintenance work will not be done on Saturday, Sunday or legal holidays except for emergencies. Students should call 432-6226 should an emergency arise.

Keys and Locks

Each lessee will be issued keys for the apartment and the mailbox. Lessees should report lost keys to the Housing and Residence Life Office immediately. There is a fee for replacing keys. Occupants should not change the locks already in use or use padlocks.

Air Conditioners, Evaporative Coolers and
    Window Fans

Permission/contracts to install air conditioners must be obtained through the Housing and Residence Life Office. The tenant must have the air conditioner, and the maintenance department will do all installation. Evaporative coolers are not allowed in the CSC Apartments. Refrigerant air conditioners may be installed in West Court apartments only; 220V(volt) air conditioners are not allowed. Contact the Housing and Residence Life Office for information.

Heating Units

In order for the heating units to function properly, it is imperative that furniture and other objects that tend to obstruct the flow of air be kept away from heating vents and electric baseboard heaters.

Electrical Wiring

Electrical panels are located in the utility room or closet. The circuit will switch off in the event of a circuit overload. If this occurs, wait a few moments and return to the “ON” position. Call the Maintenance Department or Boiler House if the switch fails to stay in the “ON” position.

Plumbing

During the winter months, it is important that occupants do not turn off furnaces or turn the electric heat so low that the plumbing freezes. Sinks, tubs and stools are to be cleaned regularly using soap and high quality, non-gritty cleansing agents with no acid. Repeated service calls due to negligence may be charged to the tenant. West Court apartments 1-16 should pour water down the floor drain from time to time in order to keep it clean.

Disposals

If the apartment has a disposal make certain that the maximum amount of cold water is running through the unit before turning it on and while it is in operation. Do not put bones, corn cobs, corn shucks, fruit pits or cooking fats into the disposal. Cleaning chemicals should not be used in the disposal.

Laundry Facilities

Coin operated washing machines and dryers are provided in the garden level of Sparks Hall and in the laundry facility located in the south section of the West Court Apartment Complex. West Court Apartments #1-16 have washer hook-ups but are not wired for dryers. Occupants of all other apartments may not use their own washers, as adequate space, plumbing and wiring are not available.

Grounds

No outdoor construction of any type, including fences, is permitted. Occupants shall not store or place personal property on the outside of the dwelling or on the adjacent premises.


A playground area is available in West Court for the children of CSC Apartment residents. Please note that Chadron State College assumes no responsibility for children playing in this area. All toys, bikes and personal property should be picked up at the end of each day.

Upkeep of the grounds and snow removal is done by the Maintenance Department.

Posting of Information

 The Assistant Director of Residence Life Programs (432-6403) must approve the posting of information on apartment hall bulletin boards.  Posters and other advertisements may be posted on public bulletin boards only.  Regulations prohibit individuals or clubs from posting materials on fire exit doors, windows and in stairwells.  Information posted in these areas or postings not approved by the Assistant Director of Residence Life Programs will be removed.

Telephone Service

Telephone service is provided for each apartment in CSC Apartments. The apartment’s telephone number is obtained from the Housing and Residence Life Office and each lessee must provide his/her own telephone. Local service is included in the monthly rent and long distance service is acquired through credit card service or by calling collect. Occupants using this system will be unable to accept collect calls. To access an outside line dial “9”, (then “0” if placing a long distance call) and the number you are trying to reach.

3-Way Calling is available on the CSC Apartments system. This option allows you to talk with two people on your telephone at the same time. To add a third person to the call, flash the switchhook (press it down and release it once), and the dial tone will be heard. Dial the third person’s number and flash the switchhook again to establish the 3-way connection. To disconnect the 3-way connection simply hang up the telephone.

Cable Television

Cable TV (including Home Box Office-HBO) is provided for every apartment in CSC Apartments. No television or radio antennae, or satellite dish may be attached to any part of the building or erected on the premises. Cable boxes and remotes are provided in each apartment. Missing or damaged equipment may be billed to the student.

Mail Service

Mail is delivered regularly by the postal department to mailboxes provided for each apartment. Lessees will be provided with a key for their mailbox. To speed mail handling and delivery it is important that mail be addressed in the following manner:

            WEST COURT

            Lessee Name

            West Court, Apartment #

            Chadron State College

            Chadron, NE  69337

Health Services

The College Health Services Office is located in room 118 of Crites Hall. The College Nurse is available to treat minor illnesses and injuries, and dispense over-the-counter medications. Chadron State College offers a free clinic at the Chadron Community Hospital every weekday morning from 7:00-9:00 a.m. Appointments are necessary and can be made through the college nurse at 432-6232. Office visits are free of charge but students will be responsible for any charges incurred with lab work, x-rays, and/or prescribed medications.


Food Service

Residents of CSC Apartments may purchase meals from the cafeteria if desired. On-campus student meal plans can be purchased through the Housing and Residence Life Office.

Noise And Disturbances

Occupants will not conduct or permit loud parties or activities that create disturbances or annoyances to other occupants. These apartments are not designed to accommodate large gatherings in social situations. The use of radios, television, stereos and other instruments must always be controlled so as to not disturb neighbors.

Solicitation

CSC Apartment units are not to be used for any commercial purposes. Soliciting for business, charity, political or religious purposes on campus grounds or in campus buildings by anyone is prohibited.

Pets

No pets, except fish, are allowed in CSC Apartments. If a pet is found to be in an apartment, the lessee will be given 12 hours to vacate the pet. If the pet is not removed or another pet is found, it could result in the termination of the housing contract. This rule is strictly enforced for safety and sanitary reasons.

Alcohol, Drugs and Gambling

The possession of alcoholic beverages or the possession, use, sale, transportation or manufacture of controlled substances as defined by the Nebraska Statutes is prohibited on the College campus or in Apartment Housing. Students found in possession of alcohol on campus may be enrolled in the College’s Drug and Alcohol Class. Repeated violation of this policy may result in suspension. Gambling is also prohibited.

Smoking (effective Fall, 2004 semester)

Smoking is allowed only in the West Court apartments. Smoking is not allowed in public spaces including laundry rooms and meeting areas. Sanctions for students who smoke in a smoke-free area may include a verbal warning from Housing and Residence Life staff, community service, being moved to a designated smoking apartment or termination of the housing contract. All members of the CSC community are asked to comply with this policy.

This policy is in place to promote and support the health of residential students and staff. Smoking areas may be changed at the discretion of the Housing and Residence Life Office. 

Employee Cooperation/Harassment

To be successful in developing responsible and respectful communites, the housing staff must have cooperation from residents and visitors.

The following actions will result in disciplinary action:

     1. Obstructing or failing to comply with the directions of a law enforcement officer, firefighter or College official in the performance of his or her duty on the College campus.

     2. Providing or being in possession of false identification or providing false information to a College official. False IDs will be confiscated.

     3. Aiding or encouraging others to violate housing policies.

     4. Failure to produce an official ID card upon request of any staff member.

     5.  Providing false, deceptive or distorted information.

Firearms, Explosives and Archery Equipment

The use or possession of firearms, ammunition (including firecrackers) and archery equipment is prohibited in the housing units. Firearms, ammunition and archery equipment are to be registered with the Housing and Residence Life Office who will make arrangements to store them in a safe and secure designated area. In storing firearms, trigger locks will be utilized at all times the firearm is on campus.  Students may not store firearms in their vehicles.  Firearms, ammunition or archery equipment found not registered with the Housing and Residence Life Office will be confiscated for a specific period of time and stored at the Chadron Police Department. Failure to comply with any provision of this policy may result in the immediate removal from CSC Apartments.