Emergency Procedures & Campus Policies Handbook

Kentucky Mountain Bible College is a Bible-centered undergraduate higher educational institution in a residential setting whose mission is to equip men and women to serve with:

a passion to Know God,

a passion to prepare for His Ministry,

a passion to live and teach the message of Biblical holiness, and a passion to evangelize and disciple the world for Christ.

This handbook is designed to help the Faculty, Staff, and Student Body become familiar with campus emergency and safety policies and procedures.

As the Dean of Students serves as the laison of this material, please feel free to contact the Dean with any questions: 606-693-5000, ext 752 or e-mail at jnelson@kmbc.edu.

Fall 2019


As Community, we help one another.

Kentucky Mountain Bible College Emergency Procedures
& Campus Policies Handbook

For Medical Emergencies, Crimes in Progress, or Fire,

Please Call 911,

then notify the Dean of Students (180 or 752), the Executive VP (150 or 707), the Dean’s of Men & Women (181 or 727), or Maintenance Head (115 or 730).


Table of Contents

As Community, we help one another.        1

Timely Warning Policy        4

Crime Reporting:        6

Missing Student Notification Policy:        8

Emergency Response/Evacuation:        9

Terrorism Response        9

Emergency Response        10

Fire Safety:        11

KMBC's Drug and Alcohol Policy        13

KMBC's Campus Crime Policy        15

KMBC Incident Statistics (Complete Year)        17

KMBC's Internet Use Agreement        18

Title IX        22

PERSPECTIVE        25

Timely Warning Policy

Timely warning will be issued in response to reported crimes committed either on campus, or, in some cases, off campus that, in the judgment of the college, constitute an ongoing or continuing threat to students, staff, and faculty.

Anyone with information believed to warrant a Timely Warning should promptly report the circumstances to the KMBC's Business Office or one of the Dean's.

College officials will, on a case by case basis, determine whether a Timely Warning should be issued. They will make their determination on available facts, the nature of the crime, the continuing danger or risk to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement officials.

Timely Warning's are considered for the following: criminal homicide, sex offenses, domestic violence, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, and arson. Timely Warning's may also be issued for other reported crimes as deemed appropriate under the circumstances. The decision will be made in compliance with the Clery Act and in an effort to prevent similar crimes from occurring.

When a determination is made that a Timely Warning should be issued the Police Department will be notified. The notification of all college students and personnel will incorporate the use of campus phones, texts, emails, and/or physical contact, as well as the posting on campus doors and bulletin boards.

Crime Reporting:

Contact the Dean of Students

Any crimes* observed in the following locations must be reported to the Dean of Students within two (2) days of sighting:

  1. On campus or in campus buildings
  2. On campus in non-campus buildings
  3. On public property on or adjacent to and accessible from the campus.

The crime report should include the following:

  1. Nature of the crime
  2. Date and time crime occurrence
  3. General location of crime
  4. Disposition of the complaint, if known.

Crimes included are: Criminal homicide, murder and non- negligent manslaughter, negligent manslaughter, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, arrests for liqur law violations, drug law violations, illegal weapons possession, and hate** crimes.

** Hate crimes are those that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the victim's actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or disability.

Crimes which must be reported include those listed above, as well as larceny-theft, simple assault, intimidation, destruction/damage/vandalism of property and any other crime involving bodily injury.

Missing Student Notification Policy:

Contact the Dean of Students and/or the Academic Dean

If a student is determined to be 'missing' by KMBC, the following measures will be taken:

If the student has been missing for more than 24 hours, local law enforcement personnel will be notified.

Note: All students have an option to identify an individual that KMBC can contact no later than 24 hours after the time the student is determined missing.

Emergency Response/Evacuation:

Contact the Dean of Students and/or the Academic Dean

Terrorism Response

In the case of a terrorist attack/activity on campus, the following procedures are to be engaged:

  1. Notify the Dean of Students, Executive VP, and/or Dorm Supervisor ASAP.
  2. A 'Constant Bell' will be sounded, as well as text messaging to notify the campus of a possible threat.
  3. All students and staff are to barricade themselves in their classrooms, offices, dorm rooms, or whichever room they are occupying when the alarm sounds.
  4. Local law enforcement personnel will be notified immediately.
  5. When safety is restored, a 'pulsing bell' will signal the “All clear” signal.

Emergency Response

In the case of an emergency situation (other than Medical, Crime in progress, or Fire) occurring on campus the following procedures are to be engaged:

Notify the Dean of Students (180 or 752), the Executive VP (150 or 707),

the Dean’s of Men & Women (181 or 727), or Maintenance Head (115 or 730), who will then

disseminate appropriate information to the entire campus community by phone, texting, and/or personal contact.        When the danger is past, the Dean of Students or Executive VP, is responsible to notify the campus community.

Fire Safety:

Contact the Dean of Students and/or the Executive VP,

In the event of a fire, our primary concern is to protect lives.

Fire alarm pulls are located close to every exit. The sounding of the fire alarm will automatically implement KMBC's Fire Evacuation Procedures.

The following guidelines should be taken very seriously, whether the alarm is a drill or not:

When you retire have a bathrobe, shoes, and a flashlight handy.

Close all windows before leaving rooms. Close the door to the room you leave.

Leave the building immediately and silently. Walk briskly but do not run.

Get away from the building for which the alarm has been sounded

[Congregate in defined safety areas as designated by Dorm Supervisor].

The Dorm Supervisor is to take roll of each dorm immediately.

Anyone missing should be reported to the office or fire department upon arrival.

KMBC's Drug and Alcohol Policy

KMBC is a Christian institution with a strong emphasis on academic excellence and holy living.Because of this unique purpose the institution has established guidelines for the development of discipline and spiritual growth.        The guidelines specified herein apply to all full and part-time students, both resident and commuter.

In addition to the unique guidelines peculiar to KMBC, the federal government requires institutions who receive federal financial student aid to have in force a drug policy. In compliance with the Federal Drug - Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1989 (Public Law 101-226), Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS 189, 189A, 218A, 222, 525, 242), and Local Option Laws of Breathitt County, KY, KMBC has adopted in accordance with its purposes the policy that illegal drugs, alcoholic beverages, and the use of tobacco in any form are strictly prohibited.

The medical profession has identified many health risks associated with the use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco including: heart attack, stroke, high blood pressure, immune system impairment, kidney failure, and pulmonary damage as well as damage to physiological processes, mental and emotional health, and even death. The information about health risks makes the use of illicit drugs by any person a dangerous choice.

As Christians, we believe usage of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs should not even be considered.        Therefore, students are to exercise total abstinence from alcohol, tobacco, or illicit drugs, whether on or off campus.

KMBC students have access to a drug and alcohol treatment program. Inquiries should be directed to the Dean of Students. Strict confidentiality of student initiated inquiries will be maintained except when the Dean of Students considers it essential to consult with the Student Relations Committee.

The college reserves the right to initiate searches, drug testing, or civil procedures for any student when a reasonable cause exists. Violators may be subject to college, criminal, or civil proceedings. Penalties for violating federal, state, and local substance abuse laws range from a minimum of $20 fine to a maximum of 15-20 years in prison. In addition to college and civil penalties, students who violate this policy, risk loss of federal financial aid.

KMBC's Campus Crime Policy

In compliance with Public Law 101-542, Title II of Public Law 102-26, now amended and named the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics, the college prepared a report detailing KMBC’s action relating to this law. A detailed report is on file in the Dean of Students office and is available for inspection. Individual copies of the full report are available upon request. In continuation of this compliance, KMBC reports to the Federal Campus Crime and Security Survey each year. In 2007 KMBC also began reporting to the Kentucky Minger Act survey of campus crime statistics.

While KMBC may seem remote and untroubled by issues of personal safety and security, we believe education and prevention contribute to our success in protecting members of the campus community. On campus, dormitory doors are typically locked at 10:00 p.m. Designated students check all doors to buildings that are to be locked at night. The responsibility for prevention must be shared jointly by all members of the college community. The possession or use of alcoholic beverages on campus is prohibited. The use, possession, or sale of illegal drugs in any form are strictly forbidden on campus.

Also, possession in one’s vehicle of any of the objects referred to above and including firearms and explosives of any kind is forbidden, and will be considered a violation of campus policy and “possession on campus” if the vehicle is parked on school property.


KMBC Incident Statistics (Complete Year)

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2018

Criminal Homicide

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Forcible Rape

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Robbery

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Assault

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Burglary

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Motor Vehicle Theft

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liquor Law Violation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Drug Abuse Violation

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Weapons Possession

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

KMBC's Internet Use Agreement

By using KMBC's Internet or network access, you acknowledge and

agree to abide by these Internet Use and Network Security Policies. (rev. 11/20/17)

KMBC seeks to help our students, staff, and guests develop healthy internet use practices. Personal discipline must be exercised regarding content and time spent on the Internet. Personal standards and boundaries are a necessity for maintaining a holy life in an electronic age.

The college reserves the right to regulate the use of its computing and telecommunications equipment in a manner that is consistent with its mission. We want everyone to use our information services in a way that honors Christ and His Kingdom. Although the college provides for a filtering service across the network, be advised that some information that may be accessible may be defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, racially offensive, or illegal. The College does not condone the use or distribution of such materials. Employees or students who knowingly access, download, or distribute such materials through surfing, E-mail or other Internet activity will be subject to disciplinary measures which may include the loss of Internet and E-mail privileges, other restrictions, fines, and/or termination or expulsion.

While employed or enrolled at KMBC, staff and students are expected to abide by KMBC's handbook policies even when accessing the internet from other sources or locations.

KMBC Network Security Policy

Controlled Network Access (Network Security Policy):

In order to maintain a secure and safe network, KMBC requires authentication in order to access the college network. Unauthorized network access is prohibited. Personal devices are expected to connect to the KMBC network through wireless access “wifi”. Device registration is required.        Equipment that is not owned or installed by KMBC is not to be physically connected to the network without special written permission from the IT Director. Examples of such equipment could include routers, switches, and network sharing devices. No users are allowed to share network access without special permission. Users are not allowed to host any content or services through the KMBC network.

Network Security:

The use of up-to-date Anti-Virus software is required. Use of KMBC network access requires the client to agree to abide to the KMBC Internet Use Agreement and Network Security policies. KMBC seeks to maintain network integrity, and as a result, excessive use may be regulated in order to maintain quality of service.

Faculty, staff, or students may not install software on KMBC computers and devices without permission from the IT Department. If there is a need for a software installation, please inform the IT Department. Students are not to use office computers for Internet access or personal use.

 Network Monitoring:

In order to ensure that users comply with current policy and to maintain a quality network, KMBC reserves the right to track and monitor users, equipment, systems, and traffic on or associated with the KMBC network. Users agree to allow KMBC to monitor all network use and take appropriate action if the user is in violation of the KMBC Internet Use and Network Security policies. Users should be aware that any data sent through or stored on the KMBC network or KMBC equipment should be considered property of the college.

Unlawful Access to a Computer or Data:

Unlawful access to a Computer is a legal offense. Federal and state law prohibit unlawful access to computer systems. Such activity is defined in Section 434.840-860 of the Kentucky Code as follows:

  1. A person is guilty of unlawful access to a computer when she/he knowingly and willfully, directly or indirectly accesses or attempts to access any computer software, data, computer system or network to defraud or damage another computer system, program or network. (KRS 434.845)
  2. A person is guilty of misuse of computer information when she/he receives, conceals, or uses or aids another in doing so, any books, records, documents, property, financial instrument, computer software, computer program, or other material, property, or objects, knowing the same to have been used in or obtained from a violation of KRS 434.845. Unlawful access to a computer will result in cancellation of privileges as well as other disciplinary action which may include fines and termination/suspension. Specific acts of computer tampering include, but are not limited to, changing the network configuration of your computer, uploading or creating computer viruses or password cracking programs, attempting to use any account or computer system without proper authorization, attempting to intercept network data, or in any way effect a security breach. You agree that you will be fully responsible for your actions and access.

Disclaimer:

KMBC will NOT be held liable for any activity or actions of the client if the client is found to be using Internet/network access for illegal purposes. The client hereby assumes all responsibility for activity occurring on, from, or to his/her system.

Results of Inappropriate Use:

Results of inappropriate use may include access limitation or termination, disciplinary action, fines, research fees (including internal and external audits), legal consequences, and termination or expulsion. Violations confirmed by the Administration of KMBC may result in the confiscation of the device of the offender for the duration of the semester.

Title IX

KMBC's Title IX Lead Campus Coordinator is Rev Gary Smith (gsmith@kmbc.edu or 693-5000 ext 730). The Associate Title IX Coordinator is Miss Leah Settles (lsettles@kmbc.edu or 693-5000 ext 650). They have been trained to help those facing sexual harassment and sexual violence issues to:

Because of their training and experience, we recommend (but do not require) the individual who has experienced sexual violence or harassment contact one of the Title IX coordinators.

Upon receiving information regarding sexual harassment or sexual violence, immediate steps will be taken to investigate the incident in a discrete, timely, and appropriate way. It is the charge of the Title IX coordinator to conduct an independent investigation, as they have been given the training to do so with sensitivity and discretion.

An overview of your rights, when and how to report an

incident, and available resources can be found in the brochure “Sexual Violence & Harassment” or on line on the bottom of KMBC's web site under “Consumer Information,” then click “Title IX”.

PERSPECTIVE

I will lift up my eyes to the hills --- from whence comes my help?

My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.

Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Psalm 121:1-4

Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman stays awake in vain.

Psalm 127:1

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony,

and they did not love their lives to the death.

Revelation 12:11

Emergency Procedures
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Campus Policies Handbook

HIS PROMISE:

“For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness.”

Psalm 107:9

Isn't that a beautiful thing?