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Generally, the integration of faith, learning and living — developing the whole

person through a commitment to Christ and to the Bible as the Word of God, an

emphasis on lifelong intellectual growth, and the encouragement of Christian

service and world missions through a servant-leadership lifestyle. Specifically,

the development of Christian scholarship — while acknowledging dependence on

God, stressing Christian                           commitment     to   intellectual

excellence   through     a                         strong liberal arts foundation

and effective professional                         preparation. The promotion

of   Christian   ethics —                          creating an atmosphere that

emphasizes integrity and purity of thought and action. The development of lasting

relationships — fostering personal and social relationships through interaction

among faculty, staff and students; and stressing a lifelong commitment to marriage

and the Christian family. The promotion of wellness — emphasizing that the body

is the temple of the Holy Spirit and that lifetime health habits contribute to a

better quality of life. The promotion of citizenship within a global perspective —

developing a Christian understanding of and respect for other cultures through an

emphasis on liberty and justice.
It’s Great To Be
At Harding!
Welcome to campus! We are so
glad you are here.

This student handbook contains
important information on a
w i d e ra n g e o f to p i c s . A l l o f
these details are anchored in
the following words found in
o u r m i ss i o n st a te m e n t : “ We
a re, at o u r co re, a C h r i st i a n
u n i v e r s i t y. T h e c h a r a c t e r,
example and concerns of Jesus
Christ are the standards that
shape us and chart the course
for our future ... For many years
i t h a s b e e n o u r m o t to t h a t
Harding University integrates
and celebrates ‘faith, learning,
and living.’ The Christian world
view is to be at the core of
every academic discipline and
every extracurricular activity
on campus.”

We hope that you will be able
to join the many thousands who
enthusiastically agree that “it’s
great to be at Harding,” and we
pray that you have an incredible
Harding experience.

— Dr. Bruce D. McLarty, president
section 1    Servant-Leadership-Ministry Lifestyle.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 8

section 2    Spiritual Growth. .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 10

section 3    Honesty and Integrity .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 14

section 4    Social Wellness .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 16

section 5    Personal Wellness .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 17

section 6    Disciplinary Procedures .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 18

section 7    Modest and Appropriate Dress .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 20

section 8    Sportsmanship and Fair Play .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                              22

section 9    Campus Participation .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .                24

section 10   Residence Halls .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .   28

section 11   Serving Others .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 31

section 12   Campus Resources .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .           32

section 13   General Information .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  . 40

Welcome to Harding University!     This handbook is designed to         The Office of Student Life is here
We are so glad you have chosen     help you prepare for a lifetime of   to serve and support you as you
to earn your degree from this      Christian growth and living. Upon    develop socially, academically,
excellent institution. Harding     registering, you agree to abide      e m o t i o n a l l y a n d s p i r i t u a l l y.
is unique by design and is a       by the high expectations and         Please feel free to contact me
distinctly Christian university.   policies of Harding University.      or any of the Student Life staff
Harding is a wonderful place       It is beneficial to become           if we may be of assistance.
where you can learn the skills     familiar with the information
                                                                        			                    — Zachary Neal
for a happy and successful life.   contained within this handbook
Harding’s mission is to provide    - the policies, procedures, and
a quality education that will      inherent consequences of
lead to an understanding and       violation of the expectations
philosophy of life consistent      set forth.
with Christian ideals.

“But the fruit of the spirit
                                              is love, joy, peace, patience,
                                           kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
                                             gentleness and self-control.”
                                                    Galatians 5:22-23

Harding is a private, Christian                   Students and faculty are encouraged to develop a se r va nt -
l i b e ra l a r t s u n i ve r s i t y t h a t   leadership -ministry lifestyle. Good citizenship exemplifies the
teaches the inspiration of                        integration of faith, learning and living. (section 1)
the Scriptures and strives to
                                                  Spiritual growth is encouraged, and regular attendance at church
follow Christ and all he taught.
                                                  services is expected. Attendance for chapel and Bible classes is
Students are encouraged
                                                  required for all students. (section 2)
to live up to the high
expec tat ion s a n d policies set                Students are expected to be men and women who pursue honesty
fort h in t his handbook as t hey                 and integrity. Lying, cheating, stealing or any form of dishonesty
a r e d e s i g n e d for optimum                 must be avoided. (section 3)
development of social,                            Social wellness is stressed, and students in the Christian university
academic, physical, emotional                     e nv i ro n m e n t m u st exc l u d e a l l fo r m s o f s ex u a l i m m o ra l i t y,
and spiritual potential.                          pornography and profanity from their activities. (section 4)

                                                  P e r s o n a l we l l n e s s i s st re ss e d , a n d st u d e n t s m u st a b st a i n
                                                  completely from the use of illegal drugs, alcohol or tobacco in
                                                  any form. (section 5)

                                                  Students are expected to dress modestly and appropriately at all
                                                  times. (section 7)

                                                  Sportsmanship and fair play are expected for both spectators and
                                                  participants in all extracurricular activities. (section 8)

                                                  Students are encouraged to participate in the service, academic
                                                  and nonfraternity social clubs that give them an opportunity to
                                                  reflect in a small organization the mission of the University, both
                                                  socially and spiritually. (section 9)

                                                  Resident students are expected to abide by a positive residence hall
                                                  code designed to encourage Christian living. (section 10)

                                                  Students are expected to serve others as this is the true test of
                                                  success for any person or organization. (section 11)

                                                                                                       HARDING UNIVERSITY                 7
Harding provides a Christian                       RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS                              include both domestic and
environment in which spiritual                                                                     international locations.
                                                    1.   B i b l e Lec t u res h i p : The
growth is central. In addition                                                                     These trips are available
                                                         annual Lectureship is
to the promotion of scholarly                                                                      for all interested students
                                                         conducted in the fall
pursuits, the University                                                                           and are thoroughly
                                                         semester and centers
endeavors to instill within each                                                                   planned and sanctioned
                                                         around a biblical theme.
student a deeper spiritual quality                                                                 by t h e U n i ve r s i t y. Th e
                                                         Numerous speakers from
that, coupled with academic                                                                        purpose of spring break
                                                         on- and off-campus
growth, enables the student                                                                        mission opportunities is
                                                         participate in the program.
to build a blessed and useful                                                                      to e n co u ra g e k i n g d o m
life. All members of Harding’s
administration and faculty are
dedicated to building Christian                     “Whoever wants to become great among you must
c h a ra c te r a n d re s p o n s i b i l i t y   be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must
within each student.                                be your slave - just as the Son of Man did not come
                                                     to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a
Harding University is built with
                                                            ransom for many.” Matthew 20:26-28
Christ as its chief cornerstone.
It provides a setting in
which Christian training and
                                                                                                   expansion. For more
participation are encouraged.
                                                    2.   S p ring B rea k M ission s :             information, contact
Attendance at chapel and in
                                                         The Mitchell Center for                   Emily Hudkins at ehudkins
Bible classes is required, and
                                                         Leadership and Ministry          or campus
many other opportunities for
                                                         organizes short-term                      box 10750.
spiritual growth are provided.
                                                         mission trips during
                                                                                              3.   G lobal Out reach (GO!):
                                                         s p r i n g b re a k . M o s t o f
                                                                                                   Both domestic and
                                                         the trips during spring
                                                                                                   foreign     campaigns
                                                         break are student led and
                                                                                                   provide opportunities for

student ministry during the summer months. Recent campaign groups have gone to Africa, Asia,
     Australia, and Oceania, Europe and South America, as well as the northeastern, northwestern
     and southeastern parts of the United States. These campaigns encourage mission growth.

4.   Internship Program: The Internship Program is a facet of Global Outreach and the Center for
     World Missions. This program allows students to work under the direction of missionaries in
     several foreign countries.

5.   Outreach America: A fellowship of students and advisers interested in domestic church planting
     and in going to live in areas where the church is weak.

6.   All-Mission Fellowships: Groups including Latin American Fellowship, African Mission Fellowship,
     European Vision and others meet regularly to cultivate student interest in missions and to prepare
     students for mission activities.

7.   Youth Seminar: A special seminar in youth ministry is offered each semester, and one hour of
     credit may be earned.

                                                                           HARDING UNIVERSITY        9
                                                                                       SPIRITUAL GROWTH
DEVOTIONALS                                       Airport Loop Church of Christ,                   Pin e View Ch u rch of Ch r ist,
                                                  1100 Airport Loop, 501-268-2160                  372 Dewey Rd. (Hwy 305), Clay,
P e r i o d i c d evo t i o n a l s b e s i d e
                                                                                                   501-728-4685 or 501-728-4709
the Kenneth Davis Lily Pool, in                   Bethel Grove Church of Christ,
the amphitheater, and at other                    2956 Hwy 157 N., Judsonia, 501-                  West Pleasure Church of Christ,
locations enable one to become                    940-8655                                         1309 W. Pleasure Ave., 501-268-
m o re awa re o f t h e wo n d e r s                                                               7747
                                                  Cloverdale Church of Christ,
o f G o d ’s c re a t i o n . C h r i st i a n
                                                  3000 E. Park Ave., 501-268-4553                  West Side Church of Christ,
f e l l ows h i p a n d wo r s h i p a re
                                                                                                   709 W. Arch St., 501-268-2951
stressed in devotionals held in                   College Church of Christ,
the various residence halls.                      712 E. Race Ave., 501-268-7156

CHURCH SERVICES                                   Downtown Church of Christ,
                                                                                                          “Let us hold
                                                  900 N. Main St., 501-268-5383
To aid spiritual growth and assist                                                                    unswervingly to the
in the development of Christian                   D ow n tow n C h u rc h o f C h r i st            hope we profess, for he
character, students are expected                  (Judsonia), 392 Jackson,                         who promised is faithful.
to attend Sunday services and                     Judsonia, 501-729-3004                              And let us consider
Wednesday evening services                        F o o t h i l l s C h u rc h o f C h r i s t ,     how we may spur one
of a local congregation. The                      95 Central Ave., 501-305-4244                     another on toward love
following is a partial list of                                                                      and good deeds. Let us
                                                  Four Mile Hill Church of Christ,
congregations located in and                                                                          not give up meeting
                                                  2516 Highway 16 N., 501-268-
around Searcy.                                                                                     together, as some are in
                                                                                                    the habit of doing, but
                                                  Highway Church of Christ,                          let us encourage one
                                                  128 Highway Church Lane,                           another ... and all the
                                                  Judsonia, 501-729-5094                              more as you see the
                                                  Holly Springs Church of Christ,
                                                                                                       day approaching.”
                                                  1036 Fairview Rd., 501-268-6081
                                                                                                       Hebrews 10:23-25

10    STUDENT HANDBOOK 2018-19

Chapel is important to the basic purpose of Harding University.
Our reason for existence is the integration of faith, learning and
living. Our major objective is that all students grow spiritually while
attending this University.


The University specifies that daily chapel service be held with
attendance mandatory for undergraduate students who are under
the age of 25 and taking nine or more credit hours a semester.
Students living in a residence hall, including privileged housing,
must attend chapel. Services last 35 minutes and always include
a devotional period and announcements of general interest. The
planned programs are designed to stimulate intellectual, religious,
social or aesthetic development.

Chapel is under the direction of the president of the University.
A Chapel Program Committee plans and recommends programs for
h i s a p p rova l . M a ny p ro g ra m s a re p re s e n te d by st u d e n t s a n d
student organizations.

I n a d d i t i o n to t h e s p i r i t u a l
emphasis and the varied
programs, chapel provides a                             “...chapel provides a coming together
co m i n g to g e t h e r ex p e r i e n ce      experience for the entire student body and faculty.
for the entire student body and                             The camaraderie and Christian
faculty. The camaraderie and                        fellowship opportunity is one of the unique
Christian fellowship opportunity                         aspects of student life at Harding.”
is one of the unique aspects of
student life at Harding.

The University is committed to
a continuing analysis and evaluation of chapel to make it a most
worthwhile experience. Appropriate attitudes and behaviors for the
foundation of the chapel experience are expected.


There are two scheduled chapel services. Students must choose
between 9 a.m. or 10 a.m. chapel.

   1.   Be on time.

   2.   Students who are tardy will need to check with the appropriate
        chapel checker before walking quietly to their seat.

   3.   Students who are more than 10 minutes late will be counted

   4.   Students are allowed 10 unexcused absences per semester,
        as well as five written excuses for illness. The written excuses
        must be submitted within seven days of the absence. Any
        additional absence must have a Student Life dean’s approval

                                                                                         HARDING UNIVERSITY   11
or a note from a medical                  •   Chapel         Excuses:              there is a mistake, this should
           professional.                                 Accepted absences from               be cleared with the Office of
                                                         chapel include official              Student Life as soon as possible.
     5.    Sitting in someone else’s
                                                         representation of the
           seat is not allowed.                                                               Warning (upon reaching the
                                                         University, illness, death
           Students must sit in their                                                         maximum allotted chapel
                                                         in the immediate family,
           assigned seat or they will                                                         absences): This is a reminder
                                                         or other reasons approved
           be counted absent.                                                                 that the student has missed
                                                         by the Office of Student
                                                                                              the maximum number of chapel
     6.    No    food  or drink                          Life.
                                                                                              absences for the semester. If the
           is permitted in the
                                                     •   Perma nent Excu se: A                student feels there is a mistake,
                                                         student who has a work               t h i s s h o u l d b e c l e a re d w i t h
     7.    Men are required to remove                    schedule that conflicts              the Office of Student Life. Any
           caps during chapel.                           with chapel on given days            further absences will result in
     8.    Laptops, tablets, cell                        should make application              chapel disciplinary action.
           phones and headphones                         for a permanent chapel
                                                                                              Warning (after exceeding the
           may    not     be used                        excuse in the Office of
                                                                                              maximum allotted absences):
           during chapel.                                Student Life. This must
                                                                                              This serves as a notification
                                                         be done on per-semester
     9.    Appropriate respect for                                                            that the student has exceeded
                                                         b a s i s . N o st u d e n t m ay
           speakers and others is                                                             the maximum number of chapel
                                                         be excused from chapel
           expected.                                                                          absences for the semester. If the
                                                         every day.
                                                                                              student feels there is a mistake,
To assist your success in chapel,
                                                  NOTIFICATION FOR                            this should be cleared with the
please give special attention to
                                                  EXCESSIVE CHAPEL                            Office of Student Life.
the following items:
                                                                                              Warning (after excessive chapel
     •     Chapel attendance:
                                                  As attendance is recorded in                absences): This serves as
           Attendance is checked
                                                  the Office of Student Life each             notification that the student will
           daily. Failure to attend is
                                                  d ay, t h e a t te n d a n ce re co rd      be on chapel probation. It also
           recorded and posted daily
                                                  is automatically recorded                   serves as a reminder that any
           on Pipeline. Tardies and
                                                  on Pipeline. In this way, the               further chapel absences may
           excused absences are also
                                                  student’s record is available for           result in the student’s academic
           recorded. Three tardies
                                                  daily review. The attendance                status being reduced to a part-
           equal one absence. Each
                                                  re co rd w i l l n o t o n l y re co rd     time student (eight hours
           student should check
                                                  attendance and tardies, but also            o r less).
           Pipeline periodically
                                                  present warning signals on the
           i n o rd e r to e n s u re a n                                                     CHAPEL DISCIPLINARY
                                                  student’s Harding email account
           accurate record.                                                                   ACTION
                                                  at certain intervals to help the
     •     Chapel announcements:                  student in making decisions                 The accumulation of more than
           Students who are absent                about attendance throughout                 the 10 unexcused absences or
           from chapel must check                 the semester.                               five absences for illness will
           c h a p e l a n n o u n ce m e n t s                                               re s u l t i n c h a p e l d i s c i p l i n a r y
                                                  Courtesy warning (within
           online. As with academic                                                           action. This may include one or
                                                  two of the allotted remaining
           classes, students are                                                              more of the following:
                                                  chapel absences): This reminder
           responsible for the                                                                   1.    A decreased number of
                                                  informs the student that he or
           informational content of                                                                    allowed absences for the
                                                  s h e h a s o n l y t wo re m a i n i n g
           missed announcements.                                                                       next semester.
                                                  chapel absences allowed for
                                                  the semester. If the student feels

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2.   Chapel probation: The number of allowed
       absences for the next semester is
       decreased, and the student is not allowed
       to apply for/participate in International
       P ro g ra m s , a p p l y fo r/ l i ve i n p r i v i l e g e d
       housing, or be an active member of a social

  3.   Part-time student status: Student required
       to enroll in no more than eight hours the
       next semester.

When a student has been disciplined for excessive
chapel absences by one of the Student Life deans,
the student may appeal this decision to the
Chapel Attendance Committee. This committee
is composed of several faculty members and two
student representatives who will hear the case
and make a decision based on the information
presented. The request for appeal shall be filed                        or another reason approved by the Provost Office
through the Office of the Assistant Vice President                      is not considered an absence from Bible class in
for Student Life who in turn will arrange the                           the policy outlined below.
meeting with the Chapel Attendance Committee.
                                                                        BIBLE CLASS ATTENDANCE
                                                                        Students who enroll in more than eight hours in
Knowledge of the Bible is one of the most                               a semester are required to take a Bible class that
important aspects of the development of Christian                       meets at least three hours a week. A Bible class is
character. The mission of the College of Bible and                      required if taking more than eight hours in summer
Ministry is to equip Harding students to know, live                     school, excluding hours taken during Intersession
and share God’s word and to understand, love and                        and/or transferred from another institution.
serve God’s world. To Harding University, the Bible
                                                                        Bible class attendance is compulsory regardless
is the heart of the curriculum. These classes are
                                                                        of the grade being earned. The required Bible
designed to foster students’ spiritual development.
                                                                        class cannot be dropped. A student who has
Harding firmly believes that the application of the
                                                                        excessive absences in Bible will be placed on Bible
principles found in the Bible will enable students
                                                                        Attendance Probation, will lose the privilege of
to lead godly lives that are truly blessed.
                                                                        priority registration, and will be required to sign
For these reasons, Harding requires each student                        a Bible Attendance Contract in the Provost Office
to regularly attend one Bible class that meets at                       prior to registering for the next semester. (Students
least three hours a week each semester. Attendance                      who have already registered will not be able to
is compulsory, and nonattendance may result in                          register during the next priority registration.) A
suspension from the University.                                         student who has excessive absences in Bible in
A student with excessive absences from Bible class                      more than one semester will be suspended from
in any given semester may be asked to withdraw                          the University.
immediately and/or not return to Harding the
subsequent semester. An absence from Bible
class because of official representation of the
University, bona fide illness, death in the family,

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                                                         HONESTY AND INTEGRITY
Students are expected to maintain the highest standards of morality, integrity, orderliness and personal
honor. A responsibility of those in the University community is to follow established rules and guidelines
in order for the community to function more effectively. Harding University views each person as an
individual with certain responsibilities to the University community and reserves the right to refuse
admittance or dismiss any student whose lifestyle is not consistent with the Christian principles that
Harding represents.

Harding University considers the following to be in conflict with its mission , and therefore
prohibited — participation in these will result in disciplinary action:

     1.    Dishonesty in any form        4.   Unauthorized entry                     “Don’t let anyone look
           including     academic             into University facilities,             down on you because
           misconduct as outlined             unauthorized access of                 you are young, but set
           in the academic integrity          University rooftops, or                  an example for the
           policy in the catalog;             unauthorized possession                believers in speech, in
           falsification of excuses;          o f key s t o U n i ve r s i t y      life, in love, in faith and
           forgery; signing out of            facilities                              in purity. Be diligent
           the residence hall falsely;
                                         5.   The illegal, unauthorized              in these matters; give
           and lying to University
                                              use or abuse of Harding               yourself wholly to them,
                                              University’s t e l e p h o n e ,        so that everyone may
     2.    Gambling or wagering on            com puter or network                     see your progress.”
           or off campus                      syste m is prohibited.                    1 Timothy 4:12, 15
                                              Fo r m o re i n f o r m a t i o n ,
     3.    Entering false fire
                                              see section 13 under
           alarms, bomb threats, or
                                              Acceptable Use of Harding
           tampering with other fire
                                              University’s Information
           safety equipment
                                              Systems & Technology.

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6.   M isu se of elect ronic devices: Electronic                             11. Hazing of any kind
     devices (e.g., cell phones, PCs, tablets,
                                                                             12. Assault or battery
     g a m e co ns o l e s , e tc.) s hal l no t be u s e d
     in a manner that causes disruption in                                   13. Display of an attitude that is contrary to the
     the classroom, library, chapel, or within                                   Christian purpose for which Harding exists.
     any college-owned or college-operated                                   14. Possession and/or u se of a ny firea rm/
     facility. Abuse of any electronic devices                                   weapon or replica of a firearm/weapon on
     w i t h p h o to g ra p h i c c a p a b i l i t i e s , u s e o f           campus. Firearms/weapons include guns,
     devices for purposes of photographing test                                  paintball guns, pellet/BB guns, airsoft guns,
     questions or other notes and materials is a                                 archery equipment, extraordinary knives,
     violation of academic honesty and will not                                  swords, slingshots, launching devices, and
     be tolerated. Photographing individuals in                                  any other object that could cause bodily
     secured areas such as bathrooms, locker                                     harm. Any firearm/weapon brought to
     rooms and other areas where there is a                                      campus (with the exception of handguns,
     reasonable expectation of privacy and/                                      which are not allowed) must be stored in
     o r t a k i n g p h o to g ra p h s o f a n i n d i v i d u a l             the Office of Public Safety - located on the
     a g a i n st t h e i r w i l l i s st r i c t l y p ro h i b i te d .       first floor of the David B. Burks American
     Electronic transmission of photographs of                                   Heritage Building across from Admissions
     any person without express permission is                                    Services.
     strictly prohibited.
                                                                             15. Use of fireworks on campus
7.   Theft of someone else’s property: The sale
                                                                             16. Operation of a drone on campus
     of someone else’s property without his or
     her permission will be dealt with as theft.                             17. I n s u b o r d i n a t i o n , i n c l u d i n g f a i l u re t o
     Theft would also include illegally sharing                                  respond, to any school official
     digital files such as music, video, movies,                             18. Any violation of federal, state or local laws
     documents and images. This would mean if
     a student is downloading digital files from
     sources that do not own the copyright of the
     files, the student is stealing those files. If a
     student copies and shares files with other
     people, that, too, is theft on their part and
     on the part of those who copy the files from
     that student. Harding University utilizes a
     software program called CopySense to
     monitor illegal downloading of copyrighted
     materials. Students violating copyright laws
     will be reported to the Office of Student
     Life where disciplinary action may be taken
     including, but not limited to, loss of network

8.   Destruction, misuse, damage or deliberate
     defacing of University, city, county, state or
     personal property

9.   Harassment in any form including sexual

10. Threatening harm to self or to others

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                                                                   SOCIAL WELLNESS
 “Do you not know that      Harding University holds to the biblical principle that God instituted
your body is a temple of    marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman and
     the Holy Spirit,       that gender identity is given by God and revealed in one’s birth
who is in you, whom you     sex. Students are prohibited from being married to or dating a
      have received         person of the same sex. Neither may students engage in behavior
 from God? You are not      suggesting a romantic relationship with a person of the same sex.
   your own; you were       The University further holds to the biblical principle that sexual
    bought at a price.      relationships are unacceptable to God outside the context of
  Therefore honor God       marriage and immoral. Sexual immorality in any form will result
     with your body.”       in suspension from the University.
  1 Corinthians 6:19-20     Visiting in the residence of a single member of the opposite
                            sex , even t hough ot hers a re present , wit hout permission is
                            prohibited. Staying overnight in a motel, hotel, residence or any
 “Since, then, you have     such arrangement with a member of the opposite sex will result in
     been raised with       suspension, although explicit sexual immorality may not have been
 Christ, set your hearts    observed.
 on things above, where
                            Men and women are discouraged from excessive public displays
  Christ is seated at the
                            of affection.
  right hand of God. Set
  your minds on things      S t u d e n t s a re p r o h i b i t e d f r o m p o s s e s s i n g o r d i s p l a y i n g
  above, not on earthly     pornographic materials of any type. The use of vulgarity, profanity
   things. For you died,    and similarly offensive language or offensive symbols will not
   and your life is now     be tolerated.
    hidden with Christ      Students are not allowed to social dance or go to dance clubs, bars,
          in God.”          or other inappropriate places of entertainment.
     Colossians 3:1-3

                                                         PERSONAL WELLNESS

As a Christian university community, we will attempt to take an approach to problems with alcohol or
drug use characterized by compassion and encouragement, without prejudice on the one hand, and
with directness, consistency and firmness on the other.

The consumption, possession or storage of alcoholic beverages of any kind is prohibited. This
prohibition includes on- or off-campus locations. Violation of this policy will result in suspension
from the University.

Students who voluntarily come to a Student Life dean confessing an involvement with alcohol will
be afforded an opportunity to submit to a range of possibilities up to but not including suspension
or expulsion. Such agreements will only be reached when the student takes the first step in initiating
discussion and there has been no involvement by the Office of Student Life, Harding University Public
Safety or law enforcement. Once a violation of the alcohol policy has been reported to the Office of
Student Life, Harding University Public Safety or law enforcement, those involved will no longer have
the opportunity for the agreement, and the violation will result in suspension.

Harding forbids the use, possession, distribution, or sale of drugs or drug-related paraphernalia.
Violation of this policy will result in suspension.

The University has a right to require a student to immediately participate in a polygraph test, drug
test (blood, urine or hair follicle), or breath test.


The use of tobacco in any form is not permitted at any time. The use of electronic cigarettes or
vaporizers (with or without tobacco) is not allowed.

For more information, see Section 13.

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                                                             DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
The following disciplinary procedures do not apply to instances of academic misconduct. Academic
misconduct is covered in the Harding University Catalog.

When it appears a rule of conduct or procedure, in the case of an individual or organization, has been
broken, the Office of the Assistant Vice President/Dean of Students shall conduct an investigation. If,
as a result of the investigation, it is determined that disciplinary procedures are warranted, the student
or organization will be asked to appear before this staff. After the meeting, the student or organization
will be informed in writing of the specific charge(s) being made, the penalty imposed, and the right
to an appeal before the Student Life Committee.

APPEAL                                            3.   Students who do not                               from each side, and
                                                       appear within 15 minutes                          neither legal counsel,
     1.    A student or organization
                                                       of the scheduled appeal                           guardian nor parents
           shall have 24 hours to file
                                                       w i l l fo r fe i t t h e i r r i g h t to        of the accused shall be
           a written request for an
                                                       appeal.                                           permitted to appear
           a p p e a l w i t h t h e O f f i ce
                                                                                                         before this committee.
           of Student Life or forfeit             4.   The appeal will be
           that right.                                 conducted in a fair and                      7.   Presentation of evidence
                                                       reasonable manner.                                shall be as follows:
     2.    An appeal will be
           scheduled before the                   5.   The appeal will be audio                          A. E v i d e n c e
                                                                                                         8.                 that
           Student Life Committee                      recorded.                                            supports the decision
           no sooner than the                                                                               made by the Office of
                                                  6.   The appeal will be open
           day following the                                                                                Student Life
                                                       to the appealing party
           receipt of the request.
                                                       a n d re p re s e n t at i ve s o f               9.
                                                                                                         B. Evidence of innocence
           A q u o r u m for the
                                                       t h e O f f i ce o f S t u d e n t                   or mitigation by the
           committee shall consist
                                                       Life. Only two witnesses,                            appealing party
           of six or more members.
                                                       w i t h re levan t evide n ce
                                                       to present, may testify

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       10. Rebuttal evidence by both parties
       11. Closing statements by both parties

   8. Both parties shall have reasonable opportunity for cross-
      examination of witnesses.
   9. Following the appeal, the Student Life Committee, by
      a majority vote, will decide on the case. The student or
      organization will be notified in writing of the decision. The
      decision of the Student Life Committee will be final.

  14. The Student Life deans or the committee may set the terms
      and conditions of suspension and readmission.
   11. A student who has been suspended may not be on campus
       unless specific permission is granted by the Student Life deans.
       If campus housing is used, the residence life coordinator must
       be notified in advance by the deans.


Any or all of the following can be imposed for a given infraction.

  1.   Warning: a written or verbal reprimand.
  2.   Disciplinary Probation: probation for a specified period
       of time. It may carry with it other conditions to be
       met (e.g., restriction of participation in extracurricular
       activities, restriction from holding student office or
       joining student organizations, etc.).
  3.   Special Action: designed to enhance the educational
       intent of the disciplinary process. Examples include:
       change in University housing and restriction of residential
       privileges, payment of damages, extracurricular activity
       restrictions, community service, educational sanctions,
       and counseling referrals.
  4.   Suspension: a bar from attending the University for a
       specific period of time. It carries with it the following
       5. Must remain off campus during the period of
       B. May not live or board in University facilities.
  7.   Expulsion: a permanent bar from attending the University.
IMPORTANT DEFINITION: “Harding student” is defined as any
person who has registered for courses at the University, even though
such person is not, at the time of the incident, attending classes.
Therefore, any student who has registered for classes but who has
not actually attended classes, or is away for holidays or between
semesters, or who is living away from the Harding campus in the
summer is still considered to be a Harding student and subject to
the rules and regulations of Harding University.

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                            MODEST AND APPROPRIATE DRESS
   “Your beauty should       All members of the Harding community are expected to maintain
not come from outward        standards of modesty and decency in dress appropriate to the
 adornment. ... Instead,     Christian lifestyle and consistent with professional employment
it should be that of your    expectations. For these reasons, students are expected to adhere
inner self, the unfading     to an established dress code. Additional standards of dress may be
 beauty of a gentle and      required by certain academic or extracurricular programs.
    quiet spirit, which      MEN AND WOMEN
    is of great worth in
                                1.   Clothing should be neat, clean, and relatively free of the
        God’s sight.”
                                     tattered and worn look. Shoes are required to be worn
        1 Peter 3:3-4
                                     on campus.

                                2.   Tight or form-fitting attire (such as leggings) and
“Clothe yourselves with              garments designed as underwear or sleepwear should
 compassion, kindness,               not be worn as outerwear. Undergarments should not
  humility, gentleness               be visible.
     and patience.”             3.   Shorts should be mid-thigh or longer in length. Shorts
     Colossians 3:12                 are not permitted in classes, chapel, or lyceum events
                                     such as American Studies programs.

                                4.   Clothing that is unusual or displays material inconsistent
                                     with the mission of the University is prohibited.

                                5.   Hair should be neat, clean, and free of extreme styles;
                                     unnatural hair colors are not permitted.

WOMEN                                           MEN

 1.   Tops must have at least 2-inch shoulder    1.   Shirts must be worn at all times. Tank
      straps. Clothing must not be lowcut             tops and body shirts are limited to
      and may not reveal cleavage or the              athletic participation only.
      midriff. Halter tops are not permitted.
                                                 2.   C a p s , h a t s a n d d o - ra g s a re n o t
 2.   Sk irts an d d resses must not have             permitted in classes or chapel.
      hemlines or slits that extend above
                                                 3.   Piercing is limited to the earlobes and
      the knee. Banquet dresses may be
                                                      the wearing of small earrings or studs.
      strapless; however, the back must not
      extend below the natural bra line.

 3.   Piercing is limited to the wearing of
      earrings and a small nose stud or ring.

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                                                   SPORTSMANSHIP AND FAIR PLAY

Harding University’s first priority for its students is to provide an
environment that will help the students succeed both spiritually
and academically. However, there is much more to college life
than just classes, homework, exams and grades. There are student
organizations, student government, special events, athletic
programs, social and recreational events, and dormitory living that
help to make Harding’s environment unique.

Through these extra activities,
students                develop        into
leaders; learn communication
s k i l l s ; i n t e ra c t w i t h p e e r s ,     “If anyone competes as an athlete, he does
administrators and faculty                            not receive the victor’s crown unless he
members; increase their                                   competes according to the rules.”
awareness of available campus                                       2 Timothy 2:5
re s o u rce s ; a n d f u r t h e r t h e i r
overall development as students
at Harding.


The variety of extracurricular activities ranges from social clubs and
concerts to sports and special-interest groups. Concerts include
classical and popular genres. Student drama and entertainment
productions also are available. Student publications include The
Bison campus newspaper and the Petit Jean yearbook. Special-
interest organizations are listed on the Harding website at harding.

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Harding is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II and Great American
Conference and competes in men’s intercollegiate football, basketball, track, cross country, tennis,
golf, baseball and soccer.

Women’s intercollegiate competition is offered in cross country, volleyball, basketball, track, tennis,
soccer, golf and softball.

Students interested in participating in intercollegiate sports are urged to contact the coaches at any
time for information and advice.

The University also maintains an intensive and excellent intramural athletic program for both men and
women. This program includes activity in football, softball, basketball, tennis, volleyball, horseshoes,
badminton, track-and-field events, ping-pong and swimming. Both clubs and individuals participate
in intramural sports. More detailed information is listed in the University Catalog.


Cheerleaders are chosen near the end of the spring semester. These requirements must be met to try

  1.   Overall GPA of 2.0 at time of tryout and beginning of each semester. A first-semester
       freshman trying out would need to meet two of the following requirements: (a) 18 on ACT,
       (b) upper 50 percent of high school graduating class, (c) 2.0 on transcript.

  2.   Full-time student (12 hours or more) while cheering.

  3.   May not try out or be active if on any type of probation.

  4.   Must have approval of sponsor and assistant dean of students.

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                                                    CAMPUS PARTICIPATION
   “Just as each of us     STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS                                   through a common
   has one body with       At Harding, students have the
                                                                                   brother/sister bond
  many members, and        option of participating in more                   Some select student
   these members do        than 80 different organizations.                  organizations include:
 not all have the same     Th e s e c a n b e c l a s s i f i e d a s          •   Alpha Chi: A national
  function, so in Christ   follows:                                                academic                 society
 we who are many form                                                              encouraging                    and
                                •   Academic: Open to those
   one body, and each                                                              recognizing superior
                                    who qualify and are
 member belongs to all                                                             scholarship; open by
                                    selected for recognition
      the others.”                                                                 i nv i t a t i o n o n l y to t h e
                                    of achievement
     Romans 12:4-5                                                                 upper 10 percent of
                                •   Departmental: To foster                        t h e j u n i o r, s e n i o r a n d
                                    a deeper interest in the                       graduate classes.
                                    given area
                                                                               •   Omicron Delta Kappa:
                                •   R e l i g i o u s : O r i e n te d to          A national honor society
                                    C h r i s t i a n s e r v i ce b o t h         recognizing      quality
                                    on- and off-campus and                         leadership achievement.
                                    to missionary endeavors,
                                                                               •   Phi Eta Sigma: A national
                                    both foreign and domestic
                                                                                   freshman honor society
                                •   Service: For benefit to the                    for students earning a 3.5
                                    campus environment and                         or higher GPA during their
                                    the surrounding Searcy/                        freshman year; designed
                                    White County area                              to promote academic
                                                                                   achievement, leadership
                                •   S o c i a l : To p r o m o t e
                                                                                   and service.
                                    social        interaction,
                                    campus involvement                         •   Good News Singers:
                                    and community service                          Promote s th e me ssage

of the gospel through song, performing                         o f C A B a re   re s p o n s i b l e fo r d eve l o p i n g a n d
      regularly for youth rallies, banquets, church                  coordinating     events on campus throughout the
      activities and retreats; membership through                    year. Stipend    positions available include two co-
      audition.                                                      directors and    one marketing director.

  •   Theatron: Presents the message of Jesus                        STUDENT ASSOCIATION
      through drama to adolescent and young
                                                                     The Student Association represents the student
      adult audiences with original skits.
                                                                     body to the administration and provides outlets
RELIGIOUS GROUPS                                                     for students to be involved in meaningful activities
                                                                     that support the mission of the university.
Various religious groups on campus provide
instruction to those interested in special areas of                  The SA Executive Council is made up of four elected
Christian service:                                                   officers — president, vice president, secretary and
                                                                     treasurer. The SA Senate is made up of a male and
  •   Tabernacle: Tabernacle is a weekly chapel
                                                                     female representative for each class and a male and
      for senior Bible majors and a monthly chapel
                                                                     female international representative. The executive
      for all Bible majors.
                                                                     committee and the senate, except the freshman
  •   All Mission Fellowship: Prepares students                      class representatives, are elected in the spring
      for mission activities.                                        semester for the following year. Freshman class
  •   Student Association Spiritual Life                             representatives are elected in the fall semester of
      Committee: The president of the Student                        the year they serve.
      Association nominates a student chairperson                    The SA also supports no more than 12 standing
      from among the SA Senate to the Spiritual                      committees whose chairpersons and members are
      Life Committee. This individual’s name is                      nominated by the SA president and approved by
      then submitted to the Student Association’s                    vote of the Executive Council and the Senate.
      exe c u t i ve co u n c i l a n d t h e St u d e n t
                                                                     SOCIAL CLUBS
      A ss o c i at i o n a d v i s e r fo r a p p rova l . Th i s
      committee focuses on meeting students’                         Each student is invited and encouraged to join one
      spiritual needs on a personal level.                           of Harding’s 30 men’s and women’s social clubs.
                                                                     Each club holds regular meetings, social events
  •   S ociet y of N ea r E a st e r n A rc h a eo l ogy :
                                                                     and special programs; participates in intramural
      For all students interested in the history
                                                                     sports; and completes at least one service project
      and archaeology of the ancient biblical
                                                                     each year.
                                                                     The governing body of the social clubs is the
  •   Other campaigns: From time to time other
                                                                     Interclub Council (ICC), which functions under the
      campaigns may be planned by individuals.
                                                                     authority of the assistant vice president/dean of
CAMPUS LIFE                                                          students. Each club is represented by its president
The Office of Campus Life, located behind Taco Bell                  and vice president.
in the Student Center, exists to enhance student                     Social club meetings function under the following:
relationships through a variety of activities and
                                                                       1.   Women’s clubs usually meet the second and
orientation programs. Campus Life works closely
                                                                            fourth Mondays of each month. Men’s clubs
with the Office of First Year Experience to assist
                                                                            usually meet the first and third Mondays of
incoming students by assessing their needs and
                                                                            each month. The Office of Student Life will
providing tools for academic success.
                                                                            notify clubs of any changes.
Campus Life is also home to the Campus Activities
                                                                       2.   A l l ro o m s fo r c l u b m e e t i n g s m u st b e
Board (CAB), an organization involving students
                                                                            scheduled in advance.
appointed by the director of campus life. Members

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3.    A detailed handbook concerning social                       Sing rehearsals will be scheduled through the
         clubs is available online at                   University’s Spring Sing director.
         socialclubs. Each officer and member is
         responsible for this information.
                                                                     Fees will be assessed for student activities
   4.    Copies of the social club handbooks are
                                                                     according to the following guidelines:
         distributed to club presidents and vice
         presidents each semester.                                      1.    On-campus student groups requiring special
                                                                              services must pay for the cost of labor,
                                                                              lighting, maintenance, etc., as determined
All clubs, academic and other, must be approved                               by those involved with the special service.
by the assistant vice president/dean of students
                                                                        2.    All organizations will pay the direct cost
or the Provost Office. All organizations must have
                                                                              for repair of facilities or replacement of
sponsors approved by the assistant vice president/
                                                                              equipment resulting from damage during the
dean of students. Special-interest clubs must have
                                                                              sponsored activity or during that scheduled
either a statement of purpose or a constitution
                                                                              time. Cleaning costs also must be paid
which has been approved.
                                                                              should any room be left disorganized or dirty
All organizational authority exists for one school                            following use by the organization.
year and is automatically extended unless cause is
                                                                        3.    Fee waivers may be obtained for special
found to request a hearing concerning its function.
                                                                              activities, available through the Office of
Fundraising and dues must be approved by the                                  Student Life. All fees, except for direct cost,
sponsor and the assistant vice president/dean                                 will be waived for the Student Activities
of students. The University reserves the right to                             Committee, the Student Association Movie
require an accounting of the use of funds and dues                            Committee and Student Association events.
by any organization.
Novelty and nostalgia clubs are constituted for
                                                                     Harding University is blessed with talented, caring
o n l y o n e s c h o o l ye a r a n d m u st re q u e st ye a r -
                                                                     and generous students, faculty and staff. In an
by-year approval. Any dues or fundraising must
                                                                     effort to assure proper accountability of funds,
be approved.
                                                                     all fundraising projects must be sponsored by a
TABLES FOR SPECIAL CAUSES,                                           campus organization and approved by the Office
VENDING AND OTHER USES                                               of Student Life before any collections can be made.

Table space is available in the Student Center                       A “Request for Fundraising” must be filled out
for organizations, campus and other groups to                        a t h a rd i n g . e d u /st u d e n t - l i fe /f u n d ra i s i n g a n d
provide information to students. All recognized                      submitted to the Office of Student Life for approval
organizations will need to get approval of table                     before the collection. This request includes:
space through the Office of Student Life. After
                                                                        1.    The nature of the fundraising effort
approval, the organization will then go through
the director of scheduling in the American Studies                      2.    How the money will be collected
Institute to reserve a table.                                           3.    Who will collect and count the funds
FACILITY USAGE                                                          4.    Other pertinent information
Recognized student organizations may schedule                        After the collection, a “Fundraising Report” that
facilities for activities in advance. Examples                       summarizes the event must be submitted to the
of these activities include regular meetings,                        Office of Student Life.
fundraising projects, receptions, special meetings,
parties, banquets, club activities, etc. Spring

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FORMING                                       3.   A listing of officers by title                    year and who needs to
NONDEPARTMENTAL                                    and functions. Officers must                      sign a check. All checks
MUSICAL GROUPS                                     have a 2.3 GPA and not be                         must have the signature
                                                   on any kind of probation.                         of at least one sponsor
A student may wish to form or
                                                                                                     and one officer.
participate in a band or musical              4.   A statement of terms of
group that is not supported by                     office and the time and                     9.    Information on standing
any department. No group may                       method of election.                               committees or other
perform or practice on campus                 5.   Membership eligibility                            special committees must
or for any campus organization                     requirements should                               be specified.
without recognition by or                          b e l i s te d . M e m b e r s h i p        10. P r o v i s i o n s          for
p e r m i ss i o n o f t h e O f f i ce o f        i s l i m i t e d t o e n ro l l e d            amendments to the
Student Life.                                      students taking a minimum                       constitution must be
I n o r d e r t o b e c o n s i d e re d           o f s i x s e m e ste r h o u r s .             listed along with what
for special permission, all                        Accurate membership                             co n s t i t u te s a m a j o r i t y
nondepartmental musical                            records will be maintained                      vote of the organization.
groups must be recognized by                       and made available to the
                                                                                               11.   Information on the induction
Harding University. No musical                     faculty/staff adviser and
                                                                                                     process of new members.
group or individual participating                  the Office of Student Life.
in a musical group shall use the              6.   Information concerning
n a m e H a rd i n g U n i ve r s i t y i n        the frequency of meetings
representing themselves to the                     and     specifications
general public.                                    for a special meeting
FORMING N EW RECOG NIZ E D                         should be stated. What
STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS                              constitutes a quorum
                                                   should also be stated.
A group wishing to be
recognized by the University                  7.   F u l l - t i m e f a c u l t y/s t a f f
must submit to the Office of                       members are eligible to
Student Life a typed, dated                        serve as primary advisers
copy of a constitution stating                     or sponsors. Others may
t h e p u r p o s e s fo r w h i c h t h e         serve with the approval
organization is to be formed,                      of the Office of Student
including any affiliation with a                   Life. The role of the
national organization. A listing                   adviser will be outlined
of the students in the charter                     in the constitution.
organization should contain at                8.   Financial information
least eight qualified members                      concerning membership
and one faculty/staff adviser.                     dues, the collection
The following information is                       of funds, the manner
required in the constitution:                      of their collection,
   1.   Name of organization. This                 the distribution and
        name must be approved                      disposition of any funds
        before the formation of                    in the event of dissolution
        the constitution.                          of the organization must
                                                   be included. There should
   2.   A statement of the
                                                   also be information about
        organization’s purposes,
                                                   what constitutes a fiscal
        goals and activities.

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                                                                   RESIDENCE HALLS
HOUSING REGULATIONS FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS                                  “Make every effort
The Student Life staff is committed to improving the quality of life      to live in peace with
in the residence halls. The residence hall environment should be          all men and be holy.”
one in which students may enjoy the appropriate atmosphere for                Hebrews 12:14
study, for spiritual growth, and for being of service to one another.
Residence halls are for single students only. Nontraditional students,
25 years or older, may not live in the residence halls or extended            “Be kind and
on-campus facilities without permission from the appropriate dean.        compassionate to one
(See also “A Guide to Residence Hall Life.”)                             another, forgiving each
                                                                         other, just as in Christ,
                                                                            God forgave you.”
Each student desiring University housing must have a housing/                Ephesians 4:32
security deposit on file in the Business Office. The amount of this
deposit ranges from the minimum of $85 to $140. (A few students
may have their deposits paid by scholarships.) Instructions will be
given during the spring semester regarding the procedure to reserve
housing for the following fall semester.

If the student ends the spring semester without reserving housing
for the following fall and then decides in the summer to reserve a
place, the required deposit will be $140. An additional nonrefundable
late fee of $50 will be required if the student waits until August 1
to reserve housing.

For those students who plan to move out of the residence hall at
the end of the fall semester, proper procedures must be followed
to receive any security deposit refund. Specific information will be
provided to students in November concerning these procedures.

UNMARRIED STUDENTS                                 3.   2 1 ye a r s o l d w i t h 1 0 5         When one of the above
                                                        semester hours completed                 qualifications is met, approval
Single undergraduate students,
                                                                                                 of the Office of Student Life is
less than the age of 22, are                       4.   Graduate student
                                                                                                 still required before permission
req u ired to live o n cam p us .
                                                   5.   Part-time           student              to live off campus is granted.
Harding University provides on-
                                                        (enrolled         in      eight
campus students with adequate                                                                    HOUSING APPEALS
                                                        semester hours or less in
housing, a balanced diet, varied                                                                 COMMITTEE
                                                        fall or spring, four hours
entertainment, counseling
                                                        or less in any one summer                When a student’s request to
a n d g u i d a n c e , a n d c u l t u ra l
                                                        session) *If a student                   live off campus is denied by the
opportunities. Residential
                                                        plans to concurrently                    Office of Student Life, a student
s t u d e n t s d ro p p i n g to e i g h t
                                                        enroll in additional classes             may appeal this decision. The
or less semester hours must
                                                        a t a n o t h e r u n i ve r s i t y,    Housing Appeals Committee is
have approval from the Office
                                                        the Provost Office must                  designed to hear the student’s
of Student Life to remain in a
                                                        approve the courses in                   re q u e st a n d m a ke t h e f i n a l
residence hall.
                                                        advance. Concurrent                      decision. The request for an
PRIVILEGED HOUSING                                      enrollment is defined as                 appeal must be made in writing
                                                        online, correspondence                   to the assistant vice president/
When students meet certain
                                                        or on-site classes.                      dean of students within 24 hours.
criteria, they may choose to
                                                                                                 The decision of the Housing
apply for privileged housing,                      6.   Live with a parent,
                                                                                                 Appeals Committee is final.
which includes some Legacy Park                         grandparent, aunt, uncle
Apartments (for women) and                              or qualified sibling                     RESIDENCE HALLS
Village Apartments (for men).
                                                   7.   Live with faculty/staff/                 The residence halls function
No student who is currently on
                                                        approved housing                         under the Office of Student Life
probation may apply. Anyone
                                                                                                 with assistance from residence
previously approved who later                      8.   *Senior field placement/
                                                                                                 l i fe co o rd i n a to r s ( R LC ) a n d
incurs probation will have that                         internship in major area
                                                                                                 resident assistants (RA). The
approval status retracted.                              of study. In order to be
                                                                                                 RLCs and RAs are responsible
                                                        a p p rove d , t h e s e t h re e
E l i g i b i l i t y re q u i re m e n t s a re                                                 for the day-to-day operation
                                                        q u a l i f i c a t i o n s m u st b e
p r o v i d e d i n “A G u i d e t o                                                             and administration. Residence
Residence Hall Life.” Forms are                                                                  h a l l re g u l a t i o n s a re s i m p l e,
available online. Residents of                          9. Must be taken
                                                        A.                                       reasonable and effective,
privileged housing must reapply                            for credit                            providing a pleasant and
each spring for the fall semester.                      10. Must be approved and
                                                        B.                                       harmonious environment for our
A student who leaves school                                 supervised by faculty                students. (See also “A Guide to
must reapply.                                                                                    Residence Hall Life.”)
                                                        11. Must require a student
OFF- CAMPUS HOUSING                                         to travel more than                  RESIDENTIAL CURFEW

Students meeting the following                              one hour from campus                 Residential curfew on the
criteria may be considered for                     12. *This must be approved                    H a r d i n g U n i ve r s i t y c a m p u s
off-campus housing:                                    prior to registration.                    is from midnight until 5 a.m.
                                                                                                 Sunday through Thursday and
   1.    At least 22 years of age                  13.
                                                   9. Summer only: junior or
                                                                                                 1 a.m. until 5 a.m. Friday and
         or older                                      senior with a minimum
                                                                                                 Saturday. Additional information
   2.    Ninth-semester student                        cumulative 2.0 GPA
                                                                                                 re gardin g re side n tial curfew
         (or 120 semester hours                                                                  may be found in “A Guide to
         completed)                                                                              Residence Hall Life.”

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All-campus curfew is from 12:15 a.m. until 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1:15 a.m. until 5 a.m.
Friday and Saturday. No activity may take place on campus during all-campus curfew for protection
and security of the campus. Any person needing to come on campus during all-campus curfew must
check with the Office of Public Safety.

                                                                  SERVING OTHERS

The Bisons for Christ ministry dedicates one day per semester to serving the community of Searcy
and surrounding White County. Approximately 1,000 students, faculty and staff members participate
in the annual event serving the community.


Harding in Action is a student-led organization that reaches out to the community through various
acts of service. Harding in Action performs yardwork, child care, elderly visitation, painting, moving
services, etc. Requests for help come to the Student Association, which organizes and assigns student
volunteers to complete various requested projects.

                  “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as
                   working for the Lord, not for men, since you know
                   that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord
                   as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.”
                                    Colossians 3:23-24

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                                                                 CAMPUS RESOURCES
Students at Harding University are encouraged to          one-stop, all-inclusive center where students may
look for ways to serve others. At the same time,          access and be referred to extensive support and
students will encounter the many services the             advising services. Offices within the Center include
University strives to provide.                            Academic Advising, Academic Resource Services,
Some of these services include the following:             Career Services, Disability Services, Multicultural
                                                          Student Services and TRIO McNair Scholars.
                                                          Professionals in these offices provide a variety of
The Hammon Student Center is the hub of Harding           support and advising services to students at no
University. In this building you will find a variety of   charge. The Center for Student Success is located
services: U.S. Post Office and campus mail room; a        on the second floor of the Student Center in room
food court featuring Chick-fil-A and Panda Express;       236. The center also can be reached by email at
and a student lounge area for meeting friends and
just hanging out by the big-screen TV or around
                                                          ACADEMIC ADVISING
the fireplace, where you can enjoy Einstein Bros.
Bagels and Taco Bell. Also in the Student Center          The Academic Advising Office advises students
are the Harding University Bookstore (HUB);               who have not yet declared a major and may be
the Harding University POD Market; the Office             the first stop for students who are interested in
of Student Life, which also houses the lost and           the general studies major. Academic Advising
found; the Center for Student Success; the Student        coordinates an early alert program, which is
Association Office; Shores Chapel; and bulletin           designed to identify students who are experiencing
boards where notices are posted about various             academic challenges early in the semester and
campus activities.                                        then offers the necessary support and referrals to
                                                          help students get back on track.
                                                          The Academic Advising Office works closely
The mission of the Center for Student Success is to
                                                          with students who are on academic probation or
promote the success of all students by providing
                                                          those returning after an academic suspension.
comprehensive programs and services which
                                                          Through various programs, the Academic Advising
advance academic achievement and personal
                                                          Office provides assistance to students in need
development. The Center for Student Success is a

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