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Amnesty Policy

Geneva College offers Amnesty

Students who struggle with issues that violate the Student Handbook are encouraged to seek support and help. Examples include, but are not limited to, pregnancy, drugs, alcohol, pornography, sexual relationships, eating disorders and homosexual behavior. Knowing that many College students who struggle with these issues may fear asking for help because of the potential consequences, Geneva College has established an Amnesty Policy. This policy allows students who want to receive help and support to work through these issues and accept accountability for these behaviors without going through the normal discipline process. Those students who seek help from Student Development receive appropriate assistance.

Students requesting help are asked to abstain from the behavior and may be required to sign a behavioral agreement and/or to seek professional help. Students must request Amnesty before any disciplinary confrontation, addressing the specific inappropriate behavior(s), occurs.  Typical disciplinary confrontations are carried out by staff members, from the offices of Residence Life, RAs included, Campus Safety, Dean of Students Office, or any person specifically designated on their behalf (this includes before notification of required drug or alcohol tests). Students also must be honest, cooperative, compliant with amnesty requirements, and demonstrate a true desire to change. Students may contact the Dean of Students Office, Residence Life, Health Services, or the Counseling Center to request Amnesty or learn more about the policy. Confidentiality related to Amnesty is fully detailed in the Amnesty Informed Consent Form, which is available in any of the above named offices.
 
When students request Amnesty, according to the above guidelines, they are not suspended for behaviors they have engaged in prior to their confession. The behavior in question will have to eventually change for the student to remain at Geneva College. However, there are instances where a student may be required to withdraw for reasons of safety, or in order to get further help before returning as a student.


 

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Geneva has a larger percentage of senior faculty than most U.S. colleges, with 45% being full professors compared to the national average of 25%.
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Upcoming Events
Oct26
Reformation Day Service
Metheney Fieldhouse 6:30 p.m.

Nov01
Geneva Alumni & Friends visit "Annie" at The Benedum
Benedum Center, Pittsburgh 2:00 p.m.

STUDENTS
Geneva partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
New program provides students a cost effective and sustainable alternative to car ownership on campus.
SERVICE
Service opportunities in Beaver Falls
Students can work with Tiger Pause and the Dare2XL programs.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Branches on campus
The Christian indie/folk band is kicking off the Three Past Three program on October 23.
COMMUNITY
Living in Color: Steppin’ Up—Moving from Theory to Action
The conference, which focuses on getting involved in multicultural issues, will be held Nov. 7-8.
GRADUATE PROGRAMS
MBA program to host Open House
An information session that includes a complementary dinner will be held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance on Tue., Oct. 28.