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STUDENT SERVICES and POLICIES

 

1. Student Orientation

During orientation, a school administrator will familiarize the student with the school facilities, services, grading policies, graduation requirements, etc. as described in this catalog.

 

2. Hours

Instruction

Time

Days

Day Schedule

9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M.

Monday through Friday

Afternoon Schedule

1:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

Monday through Friday

Evening Schedule

6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.

Monday through Friday

Office Hours

9:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

Monday through Friday

Classes are offered continually on a cyclical basis, usually starting on selected Mondays.  Legal holidays are observed. The school provides special consideration for holidays of all religious beliefs.  Appropriate arrangements can be made with the president. The following is a list of recognized school holidays:


3. Observed Holidays:

         New Year’s Day

            Martin Luther King’s Birthday Holiday

            President’s Day

            Memorial Day

            Independence Day

            Labor Day

            Thanksgiving Day 

            And the day after Christmas Day

 

4. Maintenance of School Facility

Courtesy and respect for others around you is the responsibility of the student attending classes at Galilee School of Theology. In order to maintain an environment that promotes and supports this objective, the following rules are to be followed:

·Smoking is prohibited in the classrooms and restrooms.  Smoking will be permitted outside on the ground floor.

·Students must maintain a clean, organized area at all times. 

·When leaving the area, all electrical devices, computers, and so forth, must be turned off.

·Food and drinks are prohibited in the classrooms and in the Library.

·Students misusing the equipment and instrumental devices may be subject to dismissal and may be billed for damaged equipment.

·Accidents and/or breakdowns must be reported immediately to the student’s instructor.

 

5. Parking

Parking is available in the parking lot located behind the campus of Galilee School of Theology and ample street parking is also available.

 

6. Medical, Dental, Psychological Care

Successful progression through a program of study requires sufficient sleep, exercise and a proper diet.  If the student requires medical and/or dental appointments, appointments should be made after school hours. If a student is in need of personnel psychological counseling, the President will provide a listing of services in the community.

 

7. Child Care

Galilee School of Theology is not equipped or properly staffed to provide child care services for enrollees.

 

8. Pregnancy

Upon confirmation of pregnancy, the student must provide the President with a written statement from her attending physician indicating approval for continuation of course of study without limitations.

 

9. Current Student Information

It is important that the school be notified of any change in residence or telephone numbers.  Current and accurate personal information is necessary if an emergency does occur.

 

10. Visitors

Parents, spouses, prospective employers, etc. are cordially invited to visit the school at any time, but with appropriate notice to the school.  Special arrangements will be made for groups.  Anyone, who is disruptive to the smooth operation of the school, may be asked to leave the premises immediately. Students are not allowed to bring children into the classrooms/ laboratories without approval from the administration.

 

11. Telephone

Emergency calls for students will be transmitted to the student when received. 

 

12. Photo Release

At Galilee School of Theology students will provide absolute rights and permission to use photographic portraits, pictures or videos of them in character form, for advertising or any other lawful purpose whatsoever.

 

13. Academic Advising Sessions

All students are provided with personal assistance regarding program requirements and scheduling.  In addition, individual assistance and advising are readily available to students with special academic difficulties.  Enrollees are encouraged to request an appointment with their instructor immediately if any scholastic problems arise.  All students are urged to take advantage of this valuable assistance.                 

 

Galilee School of Theology welcomes any suggestions as to ways in which any aspect of the school can be improved.  Suggestions should be directed to the school’s President.

 

14. Library Facilities

The Galilee School of Theology (GST) offers a complete library containing texts, volumes, and resource materials for student use for theology programs of study.  A student may conduct research and utilize periodicals, news sources and current events, encyclopedias and dictionaries.   Students also have access to a permanent computer in the library for research.  Administrative staff is available to assist students in their research.

The Library is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 8 pm unless otherwise stated on the Library Door.  (The Library may be in use for administrative meetings.  Generally these meetings are rare and are held when students are in class, or after regular school hours.)   The library is located on the second floor nearby classrooms.

With a valid ID students may also access branches of the Los Angeles County Library System.  Students are to get local branch information from their instructor or school administrator.

 

15. CAREER SERVICES

GTS offers a full range of career services from resume writing, job listings, cover letter assistance, and on-line research assistance.  Most GTS students are already working within the Christian workforce Community, including having positions as pastors, ministers, youth ministers and missionaries, but the school is dedicated to ensuring that all graduates find their calling and vocation and become fully employed in the fields for which we offer training.  Students are encouraged to meet with the Director of Theology Programs as soon as their Freshman Year begins.  Having a realistic approach to fields and positions within the world wide Christian community is supported.  Students may make an appointment with a school administrator at any time to discuss their vocational goals and employment opportunities.  Additionally GTS offers the KCMUSA.org Program for job search for graduating Pastors whose first language is Korean.  Student resumes will be kept on file while students are in school.  Also, job postings can be found in the school’s Library.

 

16. HOUSING INFORMATION

This institution offers no residential housing.  The vast majority of students live nearby in apartments.  GTS and GTSLC offer housing referrals, however, and below is a partial list of contacts and information that may help students find housing.

The housing options listed below are conveniently located within an easy distance of the school, and within walking distance to a bus or subway (The Metro) location. For bus, subway routes and timetables, please visit the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

We advise you to call these businesses for their current rates as they are subject to change without notice. Research each of these options to determine which one will meet your unique housing requirements.  You can go to http://www.mapquest.com and find the distance from our school to the apartments.  Just type the address of the apartment in the lower left fields that say "Get directions to above location".


SUGGESTED HOUSING WEBSITES:

www.MyCheapApartments.com                                www.4rentinla.com

www.craigslist.com                                         www.losangeles.craigslist.org
www.westsiderentals.com                              www.shorttermrentalsla.com
www.furnishedapartmentsla.com                  
www.hostels.com/us.ca.la.html
www.myapartmentmap.com

 

Hobart House
528 South Hobart Blvd. LA CA 90020                        email : 528hobart@gmail.com
phone : 213.637.0308                                                

Hobart House offers single private rooms as well as 2, 3 and 4 occupancy bedrooms. All rooms are furnished with beds (linens provided), a desk, chair and lamp.  The property has central air, hardwood floors and modern tiled bathrooms. Internet Wi-Fi is available.  Washing machine and dryer are on premises. Dining room, living room, kitchen and front porch are for general use.  Complimentary continental breakfast served 7:20am - 9:00am Monday - Friday. You can rent by the day, the week or the month. Prices range from $550 to $850 for monthly rates.   A payment of the full rent must be made two weeks prior to the move-in date to secure your room.   A Security deposit  is required

Over one week of stay -$100; $50 will be deducted for cleaning when you move out 
2 days to one week - $80 ($50 will be deducted for cleaning when you move out )
one night - refundable key deposit $20. www.Hobarthouse.com


Homestay Services International:

(310) 393-5337 FAX (310) 393-5837  Contact: Patty Snyder

Come live with an American family!  Features many locations throughout the city.  They will never place you more than 2 bus rides away from our school.  The cost is $750.00, and that places you in a family home environment, with your own private bedroom and sometimes private bathroom as well.  Price includes breakfast, dinner, and sometimes lunch. There is a placement fee of $200.00 and a refundable security deposit of $100.00.  They do offer pickup services from the airport for a fee as well.     www.homestayservices.com

email:  homestay@homestayservices.com  

Oakwood Apartments:

(323) 878-2100  Contact: Lila Cross

Features many locations at various price ranges throughout the city of Los Angeles.  They will customize living options based on your individual budget, requests, and needs. Buildings can be located downtown, in Studio City, Marina Del Rey, and Miracle Mile for example. Rates as low as $55 a day, with a minimum 30 day stay.   http://www.oakwood.com

 

Artiste Apartments:

A great website geared towards short term housing for artists.  1920’s style renovated buildings in various locations in Los Angeles Availability changes, so check out their website!     www.artisteapartments.com

 

Highland Park Apartments and Mid-Wilshire Apartments

Contact: (888) 793-7368  (888) 805-7368  both are toll free

Studios $395- $1500

1 Bedroom $650-$1,750                     2 Bedrooms $795- $1,950

Lease is flexible                                  $60 finders fee

 

Radisson Wilshire Hotel
Contact: (213) 381-7411

3515 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90010

$ 79.00 student rate when available

Will negotiate monthly rates

http://www.wilshireplazahotel.com/

 

The Gaylord Apartments

(213) 389-4161 Contact: Eric Cutten
thegaylordlosangeles@yahoo.com

3355 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA  90010

Pool, downstairs bar, utilities included.           Bachelor (no kitchen, incl.) $750-850

Single (Full kitchen) $1,065-$1,200                1 bedroom- $1,400-$1,850

http://www.thegaylordapartments.com          Six month lease                                             

 

17. Dress Code

Creating a professional image requires dressing professionally throughout your educational experiences.  Always be neat, clean and well-groomed at all times.

 

18. Conduct

Please maintain the following behaviors and those described in the Catalog:

Acceptable professional conduct for Galilee School of Theology students:

            1) Accept assigned duties and responsibilities.

            2) Demonstrate initiative and productivity.

3) Demonstrate sensitivity, compassion and a caring attitude towards your peers and patients.

            4) Demonstrate strong ethical character.

            5) Treat people as you would like to be treated.

            6) Maintain professional grooming and personal hygiene at all times. 

7) Demonstrate a well-rounded personality and professional competence while completing their graduation requirements.

 Rules of conduct at Galilee School of Theology are based on the California Administrative Code.

            8) An act of dishonesty is the most serious violation of student conduct.

9) Cheating is the unauthorized use of study aids, examination files, and other related materials   and receiving unauthorized assistance during any academic exercise.

10) Fabrication is the falsification or invention of any information in an academic setting,.

11) Food or drink is NOT permitted in the classrooms, unless designated by the school Director, the instructor or the Registrar.

Violation of the rules of conduct present in the catalog may lead to dismissal from Galilee School of Theology or probation.  All disciplinary matters will come before the administration, who will review the complaint, interview the person(s) involved and make a determination.  Results may include: dismissal of the charge, dismissal of the student, probation or suspension for a specified period of time.  The finding will become part of the student’s permanent file, possibly affecting a recommendation from Galilee School of Theology. Galilee School of Theology reserves the right to dismiss any student for whom it feels continuation would be a detriment to the student, fellow students and/or the school.

 

19. Sexual Harassment

Galilee School of Theology intends to provide a work and learning environment that is pleasant, healthful, comfortable, and free from intimidation, hostility, or any other offenses that might interfere with work performance.  Harassment of any sort – verbal, physical, and visual – will not be tolerated.

Sexual harassment consists of overt activity of a sexual nature that has a substantial adverse effect on a person in the workplace.  Such overt activity may include, but is not limited to the following:

l  Demands for sexual favors, accompanied by threats concerning an individual’s employment status;

l  Demands for sexual favors, accompanied by promises of preferential

          Treatment concerning an individual’s employment status;

     l  Verbal, written or graphic communication of a sexual nature;

l  Patting, pinching, or unnecessary contact with another employee’s body.

All Galilee School of Theology employees, and particularly supervisors, have a responsibility for keeping the work environment free of harassment.  Any employee, who becomes aware of an incident of harassment, whether by witnessing the incident, or being told of it, must report it to their immediate supervisor, or any management representative with whom they feel comfortable.  When management becomes aware that harassment might exist, it is obligated by law to take prompt and appropriate action, whether or not the victim wants the company to do so.

Students should immediately report, in writing or orally, any incident in which he/she believes sexual harassment has occurred.  Complaints should be presented to the student’s instructor.  If the problem recurs, or if for any reason the student does not wish to discuss the problem with his/her instructor, contact the President.

 

20. Student Responsibilities and Rights

Responsibilities

1. In addition to the requirements described under sections on attendance, satisfactory progress, etc. in this catalog, students are expected to follow standards of conduct and ethical consideration generally found in the professional workplace. 

2. Read and understand all forms that you are asked to sign and keep copies of them.

3. It is the student’s responsibility to compare and choose the college they wish to attend.  Tuition must be paid regardless of any future complaints or problems, unless discharged by a court of law.

4. Pay all installment payments on time.

Rights

1. Know what financing is available.  For all loans you receive, you have the right to know the total amount that must be repaid, the monthly payment amount, the late penalty charge, the payback procedures, the length of time you have to repay the loan, and when repayment is to begin.

2. Know the criteria for satisfactory progress and when you are not meeting these criteria.

3. You may stop school at any time and receive a refund for the part of the course you did not take (if payment has been made).  The refund policy is in this catalog and also described in your enrollment agreement.

If you have unresolved complaints after following the grievance procedures, you may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  Read the section on grievance procedures carefully.

 

21. Substance Abuse Prevention Policy

As a matter of policy, Galilee School of Theology has adopted and implemented a program that prohibits the manufacture and unlawful possession, use or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property and at any school activity.  Any violation of this policy will result in appropriate disciplinary actions, up to and including expulsion, even for a first offense.  Where it is apparent that a violation of the law has occurred, the appropriate law enforcement authorities will be notified. 

Drug use and alcohol abuse have harmed society through major health and safety problems and contributed to the deterioration of the nuclear family.  The administration, staff and faculty are dedicated to providing education, awareness, treatment referrals, along with the legally mandated reporting and criminal sanctions.  .

 

22. Student Grievance Procedures

Galilee School of Theology in the administration of discipline, guarantees procedural fairness to an accused person, whether the person is a Galilee School of Theology student, or staff/faculty member. In pursuit of its policy of openness, accountability, and responsiveness to students, the institution provides established grievance procedures.  The Chief Operating Officer shall maintain a file on each grievance reported, including the procedures followed, and the final disposition of the case.

 

23. Definition

A grievance is a complaint arising out of any alleged, unauthorized, or unjustified act or decision by a student, faculty member, administrator, or staff person, which in any way adversely affects the status, rights or privileges of a member of the student body. The burden of proof shall rest with the complainant.

If a student has a grievance, and wishes it to be recognized as such, a written complaint must be submitted to Galilee School of Theology on either the school’s petition form, or in letter format. 

The written grievance must clearly state the student’s name, the nature of the complaint, the name(s) of all parties directly involved in the complaint, and any appropriate documentary evidence.

Steps toward Resolution

Based upon the information presented in the grievance, steps toward resolution shall begin with informal discussions, headed by the President.  Resolution shall be attempted at the lowest possible level.

Procedures for Official Hearings

If informal recourse fails to resolve the grievance within a reasonable time after filing, then the President will schedule a Student Grievance Committee meeting.  The voting members of this committee shall be comprised of the President, the Admission Director, the Registrar, and one faculty member, who shall sit on the committee on a rotating basis.

A copy of the grievance shall be given in writing to the person(s) against whom the complaint is brought.  The Committee shall review and consider documentary records, which relates to the case, including the grievance and its supporting documentation, and any documentary evidence or statement by the person(s) against whom the complaint was filed. Committee members shall arrive at a judgment in consultation among themselves.  A majority vote of such members may make recommendation, as appropriate, for disciplinary actions, or for changes in policy.

Recourse after Hearing

If students have exhausted these procedures, and the problems have not been resolved, they have the right to contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.  In contacting the Bureau with a grievance, students are encouraged to follow these guidelines:

Contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education offices by mail.  A written follow-up letter must accompany complaints received by phone.

Please Include the following required information in the letter of complaint:

            ▪The nature of the problem

            ▪The approximate date(s) that the problem(s) occurred

            ▪The name(s) of the individual(s) involved in the problem(s) (within the

institution or any other students who were involved)

▪Copies of important information regarding the problem(s) (facts, not rumors, lead to solutions)

▪Evidence demonstrating that the institution’s complaint procedure was followed before contacting the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education    

The complaint must be signed and send the complaint to:

 

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education

 

Physical Address:                                                                            BPPE

2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400

Sacramento, CA 95833

 

Mailing Address:

BPPE

PO Box 980818

west Sacramento, CA 95798-0818

 

Phone:                      (916) 431-6959

Toll Free:                  (888) 370-7589

Fax :                           (916) 263-1897


24. Crime Statistics Report

No criminal offenses or arrests have occurred in the following categories on the school premises from 2004 to the present.  Murder, manslaughter, arson, forcible and non-forcible sexual assault, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, liquor law violations, drug abuse violations, weapons possessions, evidence of prejudice based on race, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability.  This information was reported to the Department of Education in the crime statistics report.

 

25. Study Groups

Students are encouraged to form study groups with other Galilee School of Theology students enrolled in the same program.  Study groups strongly aid in the learning process through group discussion and exam preparation.  Experience has shown that students who participate in study groups improve their overall academic performance, and understanding of course subject matter.  Students are cautioned that all Galilee School of Theology instructors require that each student his/her own original work.  Any student(s) violating this policy by turning in work copied from another student may be subject to the consequences of unethical practices set forth in this catalog.

 

26. Student Activities and Programs

Galilee School of Theology provides a variety of services and programs designed to assist students during their matriculation.  Recognizing that a well-rounded education demands attention to personal as well as professional growth, Galilee School of Theology encourages students to include their families, friends, and significant others in the educational process. In addition, Galilee School of Theology sponsors activities and organizations to foster integration of personal and professional development.

 

27. Academic Achievement Recognition

To encourage academic excellence and progress, Galilee School of Theology offers honors to full time students who earn a grade point average of 3.7 or better.  These students are recognized by being placed on the Dean’s List, and automatically become members of the Honor Society.

At graduation, the following awards are presented to those students who have demonstrated outstanding scholastic achievement, leadership and service.

 

Academic Achievement Awards

Cum Laude

Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher

Magna Cum Laude

Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.7 or higher

Summa Cum Laude

Cumulative G.P.A. of 3.9 or higher