May 27, 2024  
2023-2024 Student Handbook 
    
2023-2024 Student Handbook

General Policies



Abuse of Minors-Obligation to Report Policy

Every employee and volunteer of the College has the ethical and legal responsibility to report any knowledge or suspicion of sexual or physical abuse of a minor. The term “minor” includes, but is not limited to, enrolled students under the age of 18, dual enrollment students taking both College and high school classwork, youth enrolled in athletic camps and clinics, and any other person under the age of 18 who is visiting or living on campus. Employees are legally bound to report such abuse even if told in confidence by the minor. Uncertainty about the accuracy of the incident(s) is never an excuse for not reporting.

The College has instituted the following procedures that apply to anyone who sees, hears, or knows about possible child abuse:

  1. If you witness an incident involving the sexual or physical abuse of a minor, or learn of circumstances involving a minor who faces imminent harm, you must immediately contact the police by calling 911.
  2. If you see, hear, or know about a situation involving the sexual or physical abuse of a minor, you must report this knowledge or suspicion to the Delaware Department of Services for Children and Their Families (“DSCYF”). All such reports should be made by calling the Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line number at 1-800-292-9582. Please note that this is required under Delaware law and failure to follow this requirement could place you at risk of substantial fines by the State. Further, please note that this step must be taken regardless of the severity/immediacy of the incident, and must be taken even if you call the police.
  3. Finally, any GBC employee who becomes aware of such allegations is also required to report the concern to a Title IX Coordinator.

Immediate action is essential to protect all children on the College’s campus and is required by Delaware law.

 

Alcohol and Drugs Policy

Goldey-Beacom College is an educational institution committed to maintaining an environment that allows students to benefit fully from the learning experience and to fully understand the negative consequences of the illicit use of alcohol and drugs in their lives. All students, staff, and faculty are part of this learning environment and need to understand the College’s expectations regarding alcohol and drug use. 

The unauthorized use and abuse of alcohol and/or drugs interfere with the learning experience. Students who do not conform to these expectations will be subject to disciplinary action and confiscation of alcoholic beverages and/or illegal drugs.

To ensure alcohol and illegal drugs do not interfere with the goals of the College, and in accordance with the Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments of 1989, Goldey-Beacom College is informing you about relevant policies on alcohol and drugs and about associated legal and health risks. Goldey-Beacom College annually distributes this policy in full, in writing, to all enrolled students and current employees.

Please refer to the full Alcohol & Drugs Policy for more information regarding health risks, treatment & counseling resources, and local & federal sanctions/penalties for violations of liquor or drug laws. 

Questions about this policy should be directed to Molly Lowry, Community Standards & Clery Coordinator, via email or telephone (302) 225-6286.

Standards of Conduct

The unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illegal drugs and alcohol by students on its property or as part of its activities is strictly prohibited.

Alcohol 

  • The legal age for the possession, purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages in the State of Delaware is 21 years of age. Penalty for violation of this law (Title IV, Section 904F of the Delaware Code) is arrest and fine. 
  • Possession, consumption, or display of alcoholic beverages in any public area of the College buildings or grounds is strictly forbidden. Possession of alcohol in cups or containers in any public area is also forbidden. 
  • The presence of any such beverage at a College-sponsored event is forbidden unless previously approved by College officials in writing. Off-campus activities held by student organizations should be discussed with the Student Engagement Office. 
  • The presence of a limited quantity of alcohol for personal use in the campus apartments of students in Miller, Jackson and Abel Halls is acceptable only for those students who are the legal age of 21 or older so long as it is not publicly displayed (such as from balconies or residence hall steps) and it is not provided to those who are under age.  Leach Hall & Franta Hall (for allocated floors) are deemed a “dry” building, and alcohol is prohibited at all times. 
  • Each residential student, who is of the legal drinking age of 21 years old not residing in Leach or Franta Hall, is permitted to possess and/or consume a limited amount of alcohol in the residence halls. The privilege to consume alcohol may be revoked at any time for violations of the Alcohol and Drug Policy.  
  • An underage student found by Residence Life Staff/Campus Security to be in the presence of alcohol will be subject to judicial action. Students under the age of 21 are never permitted to be in the presence of alcohol except for the following exception. Minors, whose roommate(s) are of legal drinking age, are permitted to be present in their assigned apartment if the roommate(s) are consuming alcohol. No other minor is permitted to be present during the consumption of the alcohol. 
  • Only Goldey-Beacom College resident students of legal drinking age are permitted to transport alcoholic beverages into or within the residential areas which are not deemed “DRY.” Alcohol that is being transported onto or around campus must be in its original container and unopened. 
  • Kegs, beer balls, and grain alcohol are NOT permitted in the residence halls at any time. 
  • Public intoxication or disorderly behavior while under the influence of alcohol or any other substance is prohibited and, if observed by staff, may result in judicial action. In the case of minors, parents or guardians may be notified.  
  • Possession, consumption, or display of alcoholic beverages in any public area, including the hallways and stairwells of the residence halls, of the College buildings or grounds is strictly forbidden. Possession of alcohol in cups or containers in any public area is also forbidden. The College reserves the right to search any bag (duffel, handbag, grocery, etc.,) employee desk or office if alcohol is suspected. 
  • Display of alcohol containers and advertisements in windows or on balconies is prohibited, as is the public display of alcohol and alcohol or drug related signs/decorations within apartments. 
  • Students and their guests who are 21 years old and older may not consume or possess alcohol in apartments where none of the residents are 21. If a resident of the apartment is 21 years of age, that resident must be present when the drinking is taking place. 
  • Any employee or student, regardless of age, is prohibited from providing/furnishing alcohol to minors. The student who has the privilege of possessing alcohol for personal consumption will be held responsible for any of that amount which is possessed or consumed by minors and, if any alcohol present in an apartment is consumed by minors, all residents of that apartment will be held responsible.

Drugs and Paraphernalia 

  • The possession, use, or distribution/sale of any illegal or controlled substance is forbidden. The College will cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies and will not shield students from the law. The possession of illegal substances is punishable by arrest, fine, and/or imprisonment under the Delaware Code. While the recreational use of marijuana is legally permitted in Delaware, it is important to note that its presence in any form on campus or at College events is strictly prohibited in accordance with the Drug-Free Schools & Communities Act. The College maintains a zero-tolerance policy for the possession, utilization, or distribution/sale of illegal or controlled substances/narcotics. 
  • Resident students are responsible for substances used in their apartment by other students or external guests. 
  • The presence of paraphernalia such as water pipes (hookahs), bongs, roach clips, syringes, etc., will be treated as the presence of an illegal substance. Any and all are not permitted on the Goldey-Beacom College campus. 
  • The College will confiscate any illegal or controlled substances. In collaboration with the Delaware State Police, all confiscated illegal or controlled substances will be destroyed. 

Medical Marijuana 

Medical marijuana which is prescribed for healing purposes is prohibited at Goldey-Beacom College.  Goldey-Beacom College receives federal funding through Title IV in the form of student financial aid (grants, loans, and work-study programs). As a condition of accepting these funds, Goldey-Beacom College is required to certify that it complies with the Drug-Free Schools, and Communities Act (DFSCA) (20 U.S.C. 1145g part 86 of the Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Regulations). The federal government regulates drugs through the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) (21 U.S.C. A 811) which does not recognize the difference between medical and recreational use of marijuana. Thus to comply with the Federal Drug Free School and Communities Act, Goldey-Beacom College must prohibit all marijuana use, including medical marijuana, and impose sanctions for its use or possession. 

Medical Amnesty Policy 

Student health and safety are of primary concern at the College. As such, in cases of significant intoxication as a result of alcohol or other substances, the College encourages individuals to seek medical assistance for themselves or others. 

If medical assistance is sought, the Student Affairs Office will not pursue conduct charges against the following individuals for violations of the College’s Alcohol or Drug policy: 

  • The intoxicated student and 
  • Student(s) actively assisting the intoxicated student. 

“Actively assisting” requires that an individual: 

  • Call one of the following for assistance AND
    • Campus Security (302-547-0988)  
    • 911
    • Resident Assistant (s) (302-353-0613 & 302-545-9663)  
    • Area Coordinator(s) (302- 530-9657) 
  • Monitor the intoxicated student’s condition

The following are not covered by the Medical Amnesty Policy: 

  • Students waiting until the police or other authority arrive before seeking assistance 
  • Violations of the Code of Conduct other than the alcohol/drugs policy 
  • Possession with the intent to distribute drugs. 

Actions by the Student Affairs Office: 

  • The intoxicated student (and possibly those who were attending to/assisting the student) will be required to meet with a member of the Student Affairs Office who may issue educational requirements that may include, but are not limited to, alcohol and/or drug education. 
  • Serious or repeated incidents will prompt a higher degree of concern/response. 
  • Failure to complete the educational assignments will result in disciplinary action. 

The College does not condone the use of alcohol and drugs and accepts no responsibility for the possession, use, consumption, manufacture, sale or distribution of alcohol and/or drugs off-campus, including at events or functions in whole or in part by one or more student organizations or individuals.  A student hosting or attending an off-campus function should be aware that the College may impose sanctions listed under the Student Code of Conduct for such behavior. 

Sanctions

Individual students or organizations found to have violated this policy may be subject to one or more sanctions. A full list of potential sanctions and the student appeals process are outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

 

Commercial Advertising and Sales Policy

Goldey-Beacom College is private property and is interested in regulating commercial activity on campus to promote an educational rather than a commercial atmosphere, to promote fire safety, to maintain buildings and grounds, and to provide security for students and employees. As a result, the College has established the following policies:

Commercial Advertising: Commercial advertising is not permitted on the Goldey-Beacom College campus without prior approval from the Student Affairs Office. Unauthorized signs or posters will be immediately removed and legal action may be taken if necessary to prevent repeat offenses. College community members, including current students, staff, and faculty, wishing to sell personal items such as books, cars, etc., may advertise on appropriate bulletin boards designated for this purpose with prior approval from the Student Affairs Office.

Commercial Sales: No commercial soliciting, vending, or marketing is permitted on the Goldey-Beacom College campus without prior written approval from the Student Affairs Office.

Additional information pertaining to the “Commercial Advertising and Sales Policy” may be obtained by contacting the Student Affairs Office.

Dress and Grooming Policy

Visitors and students must wear shoes, shirts, and suitable attire. Dress and grooming should be clean, sanitary, and respectful of others. The student’s dress should not disrupt the teaching/learning process or cause undue attention to an individual student. Underwear or what appears to be underwear should not be visible and attire should not display obscene, profane, sexist, lewd, illegal or offensive images or words. This includes references to drug usage and violence.

 

Drone Policy

Goldey-Beacom College supports and encourages the use of innovative technology in research and education.  Unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS” or “drones”) represent a rapidly growing industry, creating unique educational, research, commercial and recreational opportunities for faculty, students, and the broader campus community.  This policy attempts to reduce the risks to safety, security, and privacy due to the operation of UAS or drones on College property.  All persons operating UAS or drones on College property shall ensure compliance with all applicable federal, state, local rules and regulations and College policies and procedures.

Persons interested in obtaining authorization for UAS or drone operations shall submit the Application for Authorization  to the Goldey-Beacom College Institutional Advancement Office at:

Institutional Advancement Office
Phone: 302-225-6348
Application may be sent electronically via email to the following address:  stonege@gbc.edu

Any notifications, or inquiries concerning UAS or drone operations on College property, shall also be submitted to the above address. All applications for authorization shall be submitted at least two weeks in advance of the planned flight date.  All required elements of an application must be received before the application can be reviewed and/or approved by the College.

All authorized UAS or drone operations shall be in accordance with all federal, state, and local rules and regulations. All authorized UAS or drone operations shall also be in strict adherence to all applicable College policies, including but not limited to policies that promote the safety, security and privacy of College personnel.

If the UAS or drone is operated by a contractor pursuant to an authorization under this policy, they shall be accompanied by a representative of the College at all times.

 

Emergency Closing

The College reserves the right to cancel classes and evacuate the College campus, including the Residence Halls, in the event of severe weather, a loss of power, a health emergency or other unforeseen emergency situations.

 

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

Annually, Goldey-Beacom College informs students of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) provides eligible students certain rights with respect to their educational records. Those rights are:

  1. The right to inspect and review the student’s educational records within 45 days after the day the College receives a request for access. A student should submit a written request to the Registrar’s Office that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. A Goldey-Beacom College official will be present during the inspection.
  2. The right to request the amendment of the student’s educational records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the College to amend a record should communicate in writing to the Registrar’s Office, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the College decides not to amend as requested, the Registrar will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s 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 provide written consent before the College discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. FERPA permits the College to disclose educational records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for 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 security personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the College has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using College employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or any person (including another student) engaged by the College to provide clerical or other support services to 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 responsibilities for the College. Upon request, the College also discloses educational records without the student’s written consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. FERPA also permits the College to disclose without a student’s prior written consent appropriately designated “directory information”, which includes the Goldey-Beacom College’s student’s: name; local college, home, and cell phone numbers; local college and home address; e-mail or other electronic messaging address; age; major and/or minor fields of study; full-time or part-time status; participation in officially recognized activities and sports; class standing; weight and height of members of athletic teams; honors, awards, and scholarships earned; photographs; dates of attendance; degrees(s) received; post-graduate plans; and most recent previous educational agency or institution attended. A request that directory information not be released without prior written consent may be filed in writing to the Registrar two weeks prior to enrollment. In addition, the Soloman Amendment requires the College to grant military recruiters access to campus and to provide them with student recruitment information, which includes student name, address, telephone listing, age or year of birth, place of birth, level of education or degrees received, most recent educational institution attended, and current major(s).
  4. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the College to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

​Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-5920

Release of Student Information

In conformity with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (The Buckley Amendment), Goldey-Beacom College will disclose directory information upon written request unless the student specifically files a written notification with the Registrar’s Office of the student’s desire to not have such information released. Directory information includes name, address, telephone listing, electronic mailing address, photograph, date and place of birth, dates of attendance, major field of study, grade level, degree, recent school attended, enrollment status, honors and awards received, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and weight and height of members of athletic teams. Directory information does not include a student’s Social Security Number or GBC Student ID number. No information about a student, directory or otherwise, will be released over the telephone except in cases of extreme emergency.

List of illustrative examples of disclosures that Goldey-Beacom College may make without consent:

  • To other school officials, including faculty, staff, administration and trustees within Goldey-Beacom College whom the school has determined to have legitimate educational interests. This includes contractors, consultants, volunteers, or other parties to whom the school has outsourced institutional services or functions.
  • To officials of another school where the student seeks or intends to enroll or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes related to the student’s enrollment or transfer.
  • To authorized representatives of the United States or state/local educational governmental entities.
  • In connection with financial aid for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the information is necessary to determine eligibility for the aid, the amount of aid, the conditions of the aid, or enforce terms and conditions of the aid.
  • To organizations conducting studies for, or on behalf of, the College, in order to (a) develop, validate, or administer predictive tests; (b) administer student aid programs; or (c) improve instruction.
  • To accrediting organizations to carry out their accrediting functions.
  • To parents of an eligible student if the student is a dependent for IRS tax purposes.
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena.
  • To appropriate officials in connection with a health or safety emergency.
  • Information the school has designated as “directory information”.
  • To a victim of an alleged perpetrator of a crime of violence or a non-forcible sex offense, subject to the requirements of § 99.39. The disclosure may only include the final results of the disciplinary proceeding with respect to that alleged crime or offense, regardless of the finding.
  • To parents of a student regarding the student’s violation of any Federal, State, or local law, or of any rule or policy of the school, governing the use or possession of alcohol or a controlled substance if the school determines the student committed a disciplinary violation and the student is under the age of 21.

Hazing Policy

Hazing is defined as subjecting any member or prospective member of an intercollegiate sports team, club, or any other organization to any action or situation intended to produce mental or physical harassment, embarrassment, or ridicule. This includes, but is not limited to, such things as silly costumes, line-ups, forced exercise, humiliating comments, nudity, forced drinking, and other activities used by members to harass or demean fellow students.

In full endorsement of the policies of the NCAA and state legislation, Goldey-Beacom College will not condone or tolerate any such hazing practices. Individuals participating in hazing practices will be referred to the Dean of Students who may impose sanctions as deemed necessary. In addition, hazing activities will result in the immediate minimum one-year probation for any organization as determined by the Dean of Students. Further activities of this nature may result in a one-year revocation of any organization charter. After that year, any organization may apply for reinstatement by providing satisfactory evidence to the Dean of Students that the prohibition against hazing is being diligently enforced. Any member of the College community is encouraged to report such activities. Full anonymity is assured.

 

Immunization Requirement Policy

All community members play a vital role in the health and safety of our campus. Students acknowledge their responsibility to keep our campus safe by abiding by immunization requirements, health and safety best practices, and evolving immunization guidelines.

Meningococcal Meningitis, Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) are highly contagious diseases. To prevent these diseases, Goldey-Beacom College and the State of Delaware require immunization documentation. All students residing on campus and/or engaging in NCAA athletics must provide information on their vaccination history for these diseases or request an exemption for medical or religious purposes.

Appropriate documentation must include the student’s name, date of birth, name of vaccine, date of vaccine, and official medical signature.

This vaccination policy may be modified in response to changes in public health requirements or recommendations.

Required Vaccines:

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR)

2 doses are required

Please note that the interval between the first and second doses must be at least 28 days.

Meningococcal (meningococcal conjugate A/C/W/Y)

One dose

*booster administered after the age of 16 is required.

All 11-12 year olds should be vaccinated with a single dose of the Meningococcal conjugate vaccine.

Since protection wanes, a booster dose is required at age 16 through 23 years old so protection continues during years of higher risk for meningococcal disease.

Recommended Vaccines:

  • Varicella (chicken pox)

  • Hepatitis B

  • Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis)

  • COVID-19

Vaccination Exemption Policy

Medical and Religious exemptions can verified through our Student Healthcare Partner, MedProctor given that they meet the requirements as outlined  below.

Objections to the vaccination requirement based on either personal philosophy or inconvenience are not grounds for an exemption.

In active infection disease outbreak circumstances, students granted exemptions may not be permitted to come to campus. These situations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and in consultation with state and local public health officials as well as Goldey-Beacom College Student, Academic and Advising personnel.

*Exemption documentation deadlines follow vaccination documentation deadlines.

Medical Exemption

Goldey-Beacom College may allow for exemptions to immunization requirements based on a medical condition that is a contraindication to vaccination for the following vaccines:

  • MMR (Measles, mumps and rubella)

  • Meningococcal (Meningococcal conjugate A/C/W/Y)

Medical exemption requests must be submitted for review to our Student Healthcare Partner, MedProctor and contain the following:

  • Student information (name and date of birth)
  • The specific vaccine for which the exemption is requested
  • A written statement by the treating medical provider (with good standing licensure) including the following:
    • Applicable CDC contraindication for the vaccine
      • A list of Contraindications to commonly used vaccines can be found on the CDC website or in the manufacturer’s package insert for the vaccine
    • Whether or not the duration of the exemption is permanent or temporary for any vaccine, and, if temporary, the expiration of the exemption for each vaccine
    • All exemption requests must be signed by the treating medical provider, including practice location address, telephone number, signing provider’s license number, and state or country (if outside US) where the medical provider practices

Religious Exemption

Goldey-Beacom College may allow for exemptions to immunization requirements based on a religious belief that is a contraindication to vaccination for the following vaccines:

  • MMR (Measles, mumps and rubella)

  • Meningococcal (Meningococcal conjugate A/C/W/Y)

Religious exemption requests must be submitted for review to our Student Healthcare Partner, MedProctor.

 

Library Borrowing Privilege Policy

Currently enrolled students who are in good standing and have an updated Lightning Card are welcome to check books and other circulating materials out of the Hirons Library & Academic Excellence Center. These items must be returned by the due date, unless officially renewed. Overdue books result in a fine of ten cents per day and books not returned by the last day of the semester when they were checked out will lead to a loss of borrowing privileges, a hold on the student’s account in the Business Office, and a delay in the mailing of diploma and/or transcripts. Students are encouraged to contact the Library if a book is lost so that fines do not continue to accumulate: lost books and all items not returned by the last day of the semester will be billed to the student’s account in the Business Office at a flat rate of $100 each for items from Goldey-Beacom College and $200 for items from Inter-Library Loan.

Additional information pertaining to the Hirons Library & Academic Excellence Center and its services may be obtained by contacting the Hirons Library & Academic Excellence Center or by visiting the Hirons Library & Academic Excellence Center Website.

 

Parking and Parking Lot Policies

All vehicles operated and parked on the College property by full and part-time students, faculty, staff, and vendors must be registered with the College. Vehicle registration does not guarantee a parking space, but it affords the registrant the opportunity to park in authorized areas where sufficient space is available. Parking permits may not be shared or transferred. Goldey-Beacom College is not responsible for damage to or theft from vehicles parked on campus. Parking is permitted in handicap spaces only with state issued handicapped placard clearly visible. Parking is strictly prohibited in all fire and emergency lanes. Parking permits are valid for one academic year.

Current students may obtain a parking permit in the Student Affairs Office.

General Information:

  • Parking permits are mandatory for identification and safety purposes and should be hung on the rear view mirror of the vehicle for easy observation.
  • Failure to abide by all regulations could result in suspension or loss of driving/parking privileges.
  • VEHICLES MAY BE TOWED AT OWNER’S EXPENSE for not abiding by posted “No Parking” and “Reserved” signs, yellow curb, fire lanes, and “Handicapped Parking Only” signs.
  • Motor vehicles may not be operated in excess of 15 miles per hour while on campus.
  • No maintenance of vehicles is permitted on-campus.
  • All vehicles parked on campus must be in running order and properly insured.
  • Vehicles considered abandoned (not bearing current parking permit and/or current vehicle registration and a valid license plate on the vehicle) will be towed at owner’s(s’) expense.
  • A student residing on campus is permitted to park only one vehicle on campus at any time.
  • A bike rack is located behind Fulmer Center. Bicycles are not permitted in any College building.
  • Loud music/amplified bass is prohibited while in all Goldey-Beacom College parking lots.

Accidents: Automobile accidents that occur on campus should be reported to the Student Affairs Office, Campus Security, and the Police as appropriate.

Emergencies: In the event of an emergency regarding vehicular batteries or locked vehicles, please contact the Student Affairs Office or Campus Security. If a battery pack is required, the student requesting the battery pack is required to complete a waiver form and provide an updated Lightning Card or valid Driver’s License. College personnel are not permitted to assist other than by providing the use of a telephone or allowing equipment to be signed out. Goldey-Beacom College cannot be held liable for damages to vehicles while on campus.

 

Personal Care Attendant Policy

Goldey-Beacom College permits qualified students who require the assistance of a personal care attendant (PCA) to use personal care services to access all building facilities, classrooms, programs, activities, and events. Under this policy, the College does not provide individuals with personal devices or services of a personal nature including assistance with personal care services (i.e., dressing, bathing, feeding, transfers, errands, etc.). While the responsibility for hiring, training, supervising and payment for these services belongs to the student needing care, the College will provide students with a list of local agencies to arrange these services at the end of this policy. Students are encouraged to hire impartial PCAs who are not family members or close friends. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the College does not provide direct PCA services and is not responsible or liable for any consequences resulting from a student’s association with a PCA.

  1. Definitions
    1. Qualified Students with a Disability: Qualified students with a disability are identified as individuals who have submitted medical documentation to the College to support consideration for accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
    2. Personal Care: Personal care is the provision of routine daily tasks of a personal nature that enables individuals to function independently in their daily lives and environment. The activities that PCAs assist individuals with include, but are not limited to:
      • Providing help with walking, bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, preparing meals, and feeding
      • Monitoring any medical condition, observing vital signs, and reminding to take prescribed medications
      • Transporting or escorting
      • Assisting with maintenance of the home environment including cleaning, laundry, etc.
      • Assisting with manual tasks such as turning pages, retrieving books, taking on and off coats, and opening doors
      • Providing cognitive assistance and monitoring
    3. Personal Care Attendant (PCA): Personal care attendant (also known as a personal attendant or an aide) is a person hired by a qualified student with a disability to perform activities of daily living duties in the College’s residence halls, classrooms, programs, and activities. Personal care attendants are NOT classroom assistants. Personal care attendants have no authority to assist with any academically-related tasks in the classroom or other academic settings.
  2. Student’s Responsibility
    It is the student’s responsibility to:
    1. Submit a copy of Medical Documentation from a physician or medical professional to verify a PCA is necessary to accommodate a student’s current medical condition no later than four (4) weeks before the start of classes.
    2. Secure a PCA prior to attending any college-related activity, i.e. orientation, registration, and class attendance. (The College will not be responsible for providing a PCA on an interim basis.)
    3. Register PCA with the Student Affairs Office by submitting a copy of the contractual agreement. This documentation could cover a specific person, or an agency providing services by more than one person. The contract must stipulate that the services required by the student will in fact be provided by the PCA.
    4. Sign the Personal Care Attendant Agreement form each semester.
    5. Ensure that each PCA registers with the Student Affairs Office and signs the Personal Care Attendant Agreement each semester.
    6. Ensure that if PCA personnel changes occur during the semester, he/she and the new PCA registers with the Student Affairs Office and signs a new Personal Care Attendant Agreement form.
    7. Ensure that the Lightning Card of the PCA is immediately returned to the Student Affairs Office in the event a PCA’s employment with the student is terminated.
    8. Direct the activities of the PCA while at the College.
    9. Ensure that the PCA has a copy of the PCA Policy, Goldey-Beacom College Student Handbook, and Residence Life policies, if applicable.
    10. Have a backup plan or alternative plan of action should the regular PCA not be available to work with the student on a particular day.
    11. Follow the College’s policies and procedures and abide by the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.
  3. PCA Expectations
    The PCA is expected to
    1. Adhere to Goldey-Beacom College’s Code of Conduct as well as any and all other College policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
    2. Conduct oneself in a courteous and professional manner while on campus.
    3. Not discuss any confidential information about the student with faculty, staff, or students.
    4. Allow the student to take responsibility for the student’s own progress and/or behavior.
    5. Refrain from contact with or asking questions of faculty, staff, or others on behalf of the student.
    6. Refrain from intervening in conversations between the student and faculty, staff, or other students.
    7. Refrain from working on or completing any of the student’s academic assignments.
    8. Complete and sign the Personal Care Attendant Agreement form each semester and adhere to the requirements within.
      Any PCA who fails to abide by the above policies and procedures and/or those outlined on the Personal Care Attendant Agreement form may be subject to removal from the residence halls, expulsion from the College campus, loss of all privileges, and/or any other action the College considers appropriate in the event the College determines that the PCA has acted in a manner inconsistent with College policies and procedures.
  4. Use of PCAs in the College’s Residence Halls
    To live in the College’s residence halls, students with a disability who require the service of a PCA to assist with activities of daily living must secure these services no later than four (4) weeks before the start of classes to ensure adequate housing can be arranged. Students should follow these guidelines to arrange PCA services.
    1. Submit a copy of Medical Documentation from a physician or medical professional to verify these arrangements are necessary to accommodate a student’s current medical condition to live in the College’s residence halls.
    2. Complete a Housing Contract and submit it along with the required payment to the Office of Residence Life.
    3. Register PCA with the Office of Residence Life by submitting a copy of the contractual agreement. This documentation could cover a specific person, or an agency providing services by more than one person. The contract must stipulate that the services required by the student will in fact be provided by the PCA.
    4. Submit a copy of their criminal background checks, which may be obtained from the contracting agency in situations where the student is working with an agency.
    5. Submit the name and telephone number of their PCAs to the Office of Residence Life.
    6. All registered PCAs are required to show a Goldey-Beacom College Lightning Card that permits them to enter the student’s residence hall and designated academic buildings. This Lightning Card will be issued by the Student Affairs Office once PCA information is approved.
    7. Should students fail to properly register PCAs with the Student Affairs Office, PCAs will be denied entry into all College facilities until appropriate documentation is received and proper College ID card is issued.
    8. College Lightning Cards are valid for one semester only. Lightning Cards should be returned to the Student Affairs Office at the end of the semester or termination of contract, whichever comes first.
    9. Students are responsible for providing a copy of the PCA policy to their PCAs.
    10. PCAs are required to follow all College rules, regulations, policies, and procedures while on College property and/or in the residence halls. PCAs found not abiding by this policy will be asked to leave campus immediately, regardless of the contractual arrangement they have with the student(s).
  5. Additional Resources
    Students are responsible for hiring, paying, training and supervising their personal care attendants. However, the College recognizes the need to support students unfamiliar with these arrangements in the early stages of the registration process. Listed here are a few local providers of personal care services in the area. Goldey-Beacom College does not endorse the services of any particular vendor and offers this information only as a starting point to arrange services.

State of Delaware
Delaware Health and Social Services
Division of Services for Aging and Adjusts with Physical Disabilities
Herman M. Holloway, Sr. Campus
Main Administration Building, First Floor Annex
1901 N. DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 255-9390 or 1-800-223-9074
Fax: (302) 255-4445

JEVS Supports for Independence
Monroe Office Center, 2nd Floor
One winding Way
Philadelphia, PA 19131TEL: (267) 298-1364
TF: 1-800-610-7910
WEB: www.jevshumanservices.org

 

Pet Policy

Students and visitors are not permitted to bring pets to campus, including residence halls.  Service animals that are trained to perform a task for the benefit of a person with a disability are not considered pets.  Exceptions to the pet policy may be made for emotional support animals with proper documentation.

 

Privilege of Attendance & Obligations of Students

Goldey-Beacom College extends to students the privilege of attendance. The expectation is that they will put forth a genuine effort. Poor attendance and/or habitual tardiness to class may not only negatively impact a student’s academic success, but may also jeopardize the student’s continued enrollment at the College. The privilege of attendance is extended to enrolled students only. Guests of the students, such as friends, spouses, or other family members, are not permitted in the classroom during class time. Students with special needs requiring assistance in the classroom should contact the Advising Office.

Upon enrolling, every student automatically accepts the obligation to comply with the College rules and regulations. Students are expected to comply and be familiar with the College’s Academic Honor Code and Student Handbook and Code of Conduct. A student may be dismissed from the College for poor academic performance or be suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons. Owing an outstanding balance to the College may affect a student’s enrollment in subsequent semesters. Students who owe outstanding balances to the College and who are not registered for courses are not permitted to attend class(es).

International students attending the College on an F-1 visa must comply with the College’s academic, financial, and disciplinary policies. Students not meeting their obligations to the College may have their Form I-20s canceled.

It is each student’s responsibility to understand the academic standards of Goldey-Beacom College and the degree requirements of the program in which the student is enrolled. For assistance in interpretation of the requirements, the student may see an Advisor. All students who are accepted into a degree program and begin enrollment at Goldey-Beacom College are to complete their required courses at the College.

With the privilege of attendance at college, come certain obligations and commitments. To ensure that every student derives the maximum benefit from their learning experience, and to further ensure that every student enhances the learning environment for others, Goldey-Beacom College sets forth the following student obligations. Every student shall:

  1. Read, be familiar with, and comply with the Student Handbook and Code of Conduct.
  2. Conduct coursework with honesty and integrity, refraining from cheating, plagiarism, or falsification, in accordance with the Academic Honor Code.
  3. Attend only classes for which the student is officially registered; attend all classes regularly to fully meet expectations of faculty.
  4. Submit assignments and coursework in a timely manner as expected by faculty.
  5. Contact faculty or Advisors to discuss attendance or other performance problems in the classroom before it is too late.
  6. Maintain acceptable levels of academic progress as defined in the Student Handbook.
  7. Show respect, civil language, appropriate dress, and proper decorum at all times on campus, both in and out of the classroom.
  8. Respect fellow students, their ideas, and their differences so that diversity is a strength and not an impediment on the GBC campus.
  9. Respond promptly to any and all requests for meetings with faculty and staff.
  10. Regularly check GBC Email accounts, the primary method of communication with students.
  11. Meet all financial obligations to the College.
  12. Maintain a drug-free and weapon-free campus at all times.
  13. Dispose of all waste in the proper trash receptacles and help to keep the campus clean and free of debris.
  14. Meet all State, Federal, and local laws at all times on campus.

 

Recreational Equipment Policy (Skates, Skateboards, Bicycles, etc.)

Current students, staff, and faculty who use skates, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, and sleds on campus do so at their own risk. The College will not be liable for any injury. Bicycles and other recreational equipment are not permitted in the Fulmer or Jones Centers.

 

Responsible Computing and Use of College Resources

The Policy for Responsible Computing and Use of College Resources regulates the use of the network and technology resources at Goldey-Beacom College. All network users must comply with local, state, and federal laws relating to copyright, security, and electronic media.

The Office of Information Technology (OIT) assigns a network account to GBC users for accessing the College’s technology resources which include the following:

  • Campus Web
  • Canvas
  • Cyber Café
  • gbcALERT System
  • GBC Email
  • GBC Wi-Fi
  • Hirons Library and Academic Excellence Center
  • Kiosks
  • Lightning Central
  • Classrooms
  • Specific computers located in College offices
  • Teaching Labs
  • Online services operated on behalf of the College, including Office 365, OneDrive for Business, Skype for Business, Yammer, and Zoom

These resources are available to currently enrolled GBC students for the completion of their coursework and to staff and faculty currently employed by the College. A GBC Network Account is created for students when they start their education at Goldey-Beacom College. It is available for use throughout the student’s entire college career at GBC.

Downloading and sharing copyrighted material (software, music or video files, etc.) without permission is a federal offense. Downloading or sharing copyrighted materials may result in the loss of network access privileges.

NOTE: OIT does not provide technical support for personally owned computers and devices, including those used on the College network.

Please review the complete Policy for Responsible Computing and Use of College Resources for more information on the use of GBC technology & services, prohibited activities, and disciplinary actions.

 

Return Following Medical Leave Policy

After an absence for medical reasons, the student must submit appropriate documentation to the student’s Advisor before returning to school. The documentation should provide reasonable explanation as to the reason for the absence.  Additionally, the College reserves the right to request medical clearance from the appropriate medical professional when any student requires medical or psychiatric care.  This documentation may be required to return to campus or the Residence Halls if the illness or condition is serious, contagious, prolonged, or could pose a threat to the returning student or others.

 

Right of Search Policy

College Officials

The College reserves the right to enter a student apartment in the event of an emergency or if there is a reasonable suspicion that a violation of the law or College policy has occurred. Students who reside in student housing on the College Campus are advised that their rooms are subject to search by an official of the College in the event of a reasonable suspicion that a violation of the law or College policy is occurring or has occurred. Permission for such searches may be given by the Dean of Students, or, in that person’s absence, the designated senior Student Affairs officer. The search may be conducted in the absence of the students, although College officials will announce their presence by knocking on the door and identifying themselves before entering the student apartment.  Students are advised that any information or property seized during a search may be used as evidence against them in any College disciplinary proceeding. The College further reserves the right, upon reasonable suspicion that a violation of the law or College policy has occurred, to request a search of a student’s vehicle parked on College property or of the student’s other personal belongings while on the College campus. The College reserves the right to contact law enforcement authorities in the event that evidence of a potential crime is revealed during a search. Any property seized in a search shall be itemized and stored in a secure location until the conclusion of any resulting College disciplinary or criminal proceedings.

Law Enforcement Authorities

In circumstances where there is a suspected violation of the laws of the State of Delaware, the College reserves the right to contact federal, state or county law enforcement authorities. Law enforcement authorities have the right to search College premises, including student housing, in a manner consistent with legal requirements for a lawful search.  In addition to potential criminal proceedings, any information discovered through such a search may be used as evidence in College disciplinary proceedings when violations of the Residence Life policies or the Student Code of Conduct occur.

 

Smoking Policy

Smoking is not permitted inside any buildings on the Goldey-Beacom College campus. It is requested that smokers not congregate at building entrances but, instead, use areas such as the gazebos and the gardens, taking care to dispose of ash and cigarette ends safely in the appropriate containers.

 

Student Accommodations Policy

The Goldey-Beacom College community is committed to equal access to the learning experience for all students regardless of disability, handicap, or physical limitation. The College strives to comply with all laws, statutes, and regulations in assuring program accessibility and non-discrimination. 

The College’s Advising Office and all other relevant parties of the College will act as “facilitator” in identifying on-campus services, offering reasonable support, and coordinating services needed to provide equal access.  The College, in its role as facilitator and if needed, will refer the student to community services that can provide assistance to the student prior to beginning enrollment and after enrollment occurs. 

Goldey-Beacom College will review all requests on a case-by-case basis in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The College prohibits retaliation against individuals for requesting reasonable accommodations or academic adjustments, appealing decisions concerning such requests, or for making or participating in claims of discrimination.

All requests for accommodations and academic adjustments, and all supporting documentation, including but not limited to medical information from an appropriate medical professional, are considered confidential and will be shared with relevant parties of the College only on a need-to-know basis.  Such documentation will only be used to evaluate the student’s requested accommodation. The accommodation and/or academic adjustment documentation will be kept in a file in the Registrar’s Office.  Students may request accommodations using the Student Accommodation Request Form . Additional information on service animals and emotional support animals is available at the links below.

Service Animal Policy

Service animals shall not be excluded from Goldey-Beacom College’s (“GBC” or the College) facilities or activities. The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to a student with a disability that requires the use of a service animal. A service animal, trained to work or perform tasks for a person with a disability, is permitted anywhere the public is normally allowed to go on campus.

Rules and Responsibilities of a Service Animal Owner

The student or employee who requires a service animal is responsible for the control, cleanliness, and health of the service animal. A service animal must be individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of the individual with the disability. 

Service animals must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered, unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.  

It is the College’s expectation that the service animal be in good health. The College may request that the service animal receive veterinary attention in appropriate circumstances. GBC is not required to provide care or food for a service animal. In accordance with the College’s local ordinances and regulations, the service animal must receive all required and/or recommended immunizations against diseases. Local licensing requirements must be followed. 

It is the student’s or employee’s responsibility to remove and properly dispose of any waste in containers provided throughout the campus.  A healthy service animal is cleaned and well groomed, and measures should be taken at all times for flea, tick, and odor control.  If fleas, ticks, or other pests are detected through a facilities inspection of on-campus housing, that classroom or building will be treated using approved fumigation methods by a College approved pest control service. The College may use pesticides, pest control devices, de-icing materials, cleaning supplies, and other materials for the maintenance and operation of housing.  The College is not responsible for any harm to a service animal caused by such materials.

If the student resides in on-campus housing, the student will be held responsible for any residence hall room damages. All damages will be noted on the Final Room Condition Checklist during the residence hall’s Health and Safety Inspections. The behavior, noise, odor, and waste of a service animal must not exceed reasonable standards, and these factors must not create an unreasonable disruption for other residents, Residential Life staff, and the College Community.

A service animal may not be left unattended by the student or employee handler at any time. If the student lives on campus, it is recommended the student provide the Residence Life Office with current emergency contact information.

An Advisor is available to assist the student with any questions regarding accommodations, including residing on campus. 

Emotional Support Animal Policy

It is the policy of Goldey-Beacom College (“GBC” or the College) to provide safe, healthy housing to all students living in the College’s residence halls and to provide equal access to on-campus housing to all students with qualifying disabilities. In keeping with this obligation, an emotional support animal is permitted in all residence halls in accordance with College procedures and policies. 

This policy includes the procedures for requesting an emotional support animal and the responsibilities of students who have emotional support animals in GBC residence halls. 

Definitions

Emotional Support Animal (ESA): An animal providing emotional or other support to ameliorate one or more identified symptoms or effects of a disability.  Emotional support animals are not required to be trained to perform work or tasks.  Animals that are not domesticated or are venomous are absolutely prohibited.  ESAs may not be brought into residential communities without prior approval from Goldey-Beacom College.  Each request will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis as outlined in this policy, considering the individual request and the rules of the College Community.  An approved emotional support animal is not subject to the College’s Pet Policy. 

Approved ESA: An approved Emotional Support Animal (ESA) is an animal that has been permitted in designated areas of residential communities as a reasonable accommodation under this policy. 

ESA Owner: The owner is the on-campus resident student who has an approved emotional support animal in GBC housing under this policy. 

Goldey-Beacom College Residence Halls: Any facility owned or operated by the College for the purpose of housing residential students, whether leased or owned by GBC. 

Pet: A pet is an animal kept for ordinary use and companionship. Individuals are not permitted to keep or bring pets on GBC property or in the residence halls according to the College’s Pet Policy. The Pet Policy does not apply to approved emotional support animals. Service animals are not considered pets.

Conflicting Health Conditions and Aversions

A GBC student with a medical condition or aversion (e.g. allergies, asthma, respiratory conditions, zoophobia, etc.) and who is affected by living in close proximity to an emotional support animal should contact the College’s Office of Residence Life staff.  The College will reasonably accommodate resident(s) with disabilities who need accommodation when living in close proximity to emotional support animal(s) as may be required by applicable law.

Documentation Guidelines

 Documentation is required for any type of requested accommodation. Documentation for housing accommodations or an emotional support animal must be from a qualified professional. A “qualified professional,” for GBC purposes, is defined as a non-family member whose professional training qualifies the professional to diagnose and treat the impairments associated with the student’s disability. The student must either be a current patient of the professional who completes the documents or has an established history of treatment that is documented.  Each question on the required forms must be completed by the qualified professional. GBC does not accept notes or letters in lieu of the required documents. Decisions regarding ESAs may take up to 14 business days after documentation from a qualified professional has been received by the College.  Incomplete or illegible documentation may delay the decision while the College contacts the provider for more information.

Instructions for Requesting an Emotional Support Animal Accommodation

  1. A student requesting an emotional support animal accommodation must complete and submit the Academic Adjustment/Accommodations Request Form.  The form can be obtained from an Advisor located in the Financial Aid/Advisement Office.  By completing and submitting this form, the student is requesting a housing accommodation.
  2. A student must submit written documentation from a qualified professional to accompany the Academic Adjustment/Accommodations Form.  The completed form and professional documentation should be uploaded using the Campus Web Document Submission portal on the Academics tab.  Alternatively, it may be provided in an envelope directly to an Advisor. 
  3. Additionally, an emotional support animal’s health documentation must be submitted if the student is requesting an ESA to live in GBC residence halls. The student must provide to an Advisor written documentation from a professional veterinarian that the ESA is current on all applicable vaccinations, including rabies, and is in good health.  This document is to be submitted to the College with the Academic Adjustment/Accommodations Form.
  4. Rules and Responsibilities of Emotional Support Animal Owner Agreement  must be signed prior to the student bringing the approved ESA to campus.  The form can be obtained from an Advisor located in the Financial Aid/Advisement Office.  
  5. Once the College receives the required documentation, it will issue a decision regarding the requested ESA.  The student requesting the ESA will be notified if the ESA is approved or if the College needs additional information regarding the request.  

Denial of a Request for an Emotional Support Animal​

GBC is not required to provide accommodations that would pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other members of the College Community.  Thus, if a particular animal requested by a student with a disability has a history of dangerous behavior or an unsafe disposition, the College will deny the request for an emotional support animal.  The College will also deny a request that would: (1) result in substantial physical damage to the property of others unless the threat can be eliminated or significantly reduced by a reasonable accommodation; (2) pose an undue financial and administrative burden on the College; or (3) fundamentally alter the nature of the College’s Student Life operations.  If the student’s request for an emotional support animal is denied, the student who made the request can contact an Advisor for further clarification of the decision.

 

Student Health Insurance

For the health and safety of our College Community, Goldey-Beacom College encourages all students to maintain health insurance coverage throughout their enrollment. All students residing on campus and/or participating in intercollegiate athletics are required to have health insurance coverage. Students that do not provide proof of health insurance coverage are not be permitted to live in the residence halls and/or participate in intercollegiate athletics.  
 
Questions regarding student health insurance may be referred to the Mental Health & Wellness Center via email (healthandwellness@gbc.edu) or phone (302-225-6362). Questions regarding student athlete health insurance should be referred to Athletics via email (gbcathletics@gbc.edu) or phone (302-225-6213). Questions regarding international student insurance should be referred to International Student Services via email (international@gbc.edu) or phone (302-225-6383).

 

Student Pregnancy and Parental Policy

Goldey-Beacom College supports the success of pregnant and parenting students. Thus, the College prohibits discrimination against a student based on the student’s pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery from any of these medical conditions.

The College will excuse student absences because of pregnancy or childbirth for as long as the student’s doctor deems the absences medically necessary. When a student returns to school, the student will be allowed to return to the same academic and extracurricular status as before the medical leave began. Medical documentation is required to be completed and submitted to the student’s Advisor prior to returning to school in accordance with the “Return to School after Medical Leave” policy.

The College offers the student alternatives to making up missed work. The student has the right to decide the method to make up the work from the following two options: retaking a semester or allowing the student additional time in a program to continue at the same pace and finish at a later date. Should a course grade be based on class participation, the student would be allowed to earn the missed credits.

The College can make accommodations that are reasonable and responsive to a student’s pregnancy or parental status. Request for accommodations should be addressed to the student’s Advisor.  Such examples of accommodations include modified course schedules, allowing frequent trips to the restrooms, providing a larger desk and/or allowing break time and appropriate facilities for expressing breast milk. The College has a designated “private” area in the Hirons Library and Academic Excellence Center that nursing students can use for expressing breast milk. When needed, the Hirons Library and Academic Excellence Center staff should be asked for the key to this private room.

Pregnant students are allowed to reside on campus. However, once the child is born, it is required that the child live off campus. If the parent would like to return to being a residential student without the child such an arrangement would be permissible.

Pregnant student-athletes may continue to participate in sport activities but a certification from the student’s physician is required. A student-athlete with a pregnancy-related condition can be provided with modifications to allow continued team participation.  Student-athletes may obtain additional guidance from the Athletic Department.

Goldey-Beacom College encourages the student to develop a “Parenting Action Plan” with the student’s Advisor.  A “Parenting Action Plan” is helpful in ensuring the College has the most up-to-date contact and physician information in case of an emergency. It also ensures the student and appropriate departments, such as Athletics, Financial Aid/Advisement, Housing and Faculty members, have open communication to help the student have a healthy, comfortable and supportive learning environment throughout the pregnancy while continuing education at the College.

Students may file complaints of sex discrimination, including discrimination due to pregnancy or parental status by contacting a College Title IX Coordinator.

 

Transgender Policy

Transgender is an umbrella term used to describe people who have gender identities, gender expressions, or gendered behaviors not traditionally associated with their birth sex.  Sexual orientation and gender identity are included in the non-discrimination policy of Goldey-Beacom College.  As such, the College will not discriminate or allow discrimination by others against transgender students/employees. The College’s Pledge to Promote a Safe Environment includes the statement:

“…discrimination and harassment prohibited by law includes any verbal or physical conduct toward another that is based on an individual’s race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, mental and/or physical disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions, parenting, family responsibilities, or any other protected category or characteristic and that (1) unlawfully creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive learning and/or working environment or (2) unlawfully interferes with an individual’s work or academic performance.  Threatening, intimidating or engaging in hostile acts that create a hostile environment based on an individual’s category or characteristic may constitute unlawful harassment, whether the harasser is a co-worker, supervisor, student, faculty member, contractor or agent of the College.”

Furthermore, every student/employee has the right to be addressed by the name and pronoun that corresponds with the person’s gender identity.  To recognize and honor the choices of individuals, transgender students who wish to designate a preferred name, or students wishing to change a birth and/or legal name to a preferred name, are encouraged to meet with the Registrar.  Transgender employees should contact Human Resources.  Every effort is made to assure confidentiality in this process.  Although the College is committed to supporting students/employees in the transgender community, it is important to understand that designating a preferred name for use at the College does not constitute a legal name change so the birth name and/or legal name will continue to be used on certain College documents as required by federal regulations.  While preferred first and/or middle names may be designated, the College is unable to designate a preferred surname without documents showing that the surname has been changed legally by a court or government entity.

For the convenience of all students, bathrooms in the residence halls are single-person usage, and a lockable single-person all-gender bathroom located on the first floor of the Fulmer Center is for use by students or employees. Transgender student-athletes may also request private shower and/or locker facilities if needed.

Transgender students who have questions or concerns about campus life, housing assignments, or the residence hall living are encouraged to speak with the Assistant Director of Residence Life or Dean of Students at any time. Transgender employees are encouraged to contact Human Resources.

 

Vendor Policy

No soliciting, vending, or marketing is permitted on the Goldey-Beacom College campus without prior approval from the Student Affairs Office.  Additional information pertaining to the “Vendor Policy” may be obtained by contacting the Student Affairs Office.

 

Visitor Policy

The Goldey-Beacom College campus is private property for use by students, faculty and staff of the College. Guests are welcome on campus when visiting a specific individual or attending to official business. Visitors to the Residence Halls must comply with all regulations as outlined in Residence Hall Guest Policy section. Other visitors are expected to report to the Reception Desk in the Fulmer Center upon arrival on campus. Solicitation or sales without an advanced appointment are prohibited. Visitors are reminded that certain restroom facilities are unisex and used by both men and women.

Children of guests and/or of students must be closely supervised at all times and are not to be left unattended anywhere on campus. Children are prohibited from all academic areas including, but not limited to, classrooms, the Hirons Library and Academic Excellence Center, and teaching labs, and from fitness facilities and the gymnasium.