SFTS 2016-2017 Student Handbook
The overview of life at SFTS included in our Student Handbook is intended to make your transition into (or back into) life on campus an easier one. The Handbook also contains important policies and procedures related to academic issues, housing, financial aid, and life in community.
Academic Freedom Policy
San Francisco Theological Seminary is committed to the free pursuit of learning and to the preservation of academic freedom essential to such a pursuit. SFTS fully subscribes to the understanding of academic freedom published by the AAUP and to its related policies.
Policy Prohibiting Sexual Violence and Misconduct, and Complaint Procedure
This policy describes the Seminary’s prohibition of all sexual discrimination, harassment, violence, and intimidation, and also explains how members of the SFTS community can submit complaints and seek help regarding sexual harassment, violence, and intimidation.
Advanced Pastoral Studies Policies and Procedures – APS Students Only
This document lists the various policies and procedures that inform the work of the APS committee and office. Topics include: the admissions process, grading, tuition and financial aid, and certification. To request a full copy of the current APS policies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction – DASD Students Only
Fire Policy and Report for Student Housing
In the event of an emergency, dial 911. Please click below for full policy and report.
Campus Crime and Safety Report
The Clery Act requires that SFTS disclose policy information and crime statistics as part of a campus security report published annually.
Mandatory Drug-Free Notification
The Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act Amendments requires all schools receiving federal funding of any kind to notify all employees of its drug and alcohol polices. Revised September 2016.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records.
SFTS Vaccination Policy
San Francisco Theological Seminary does not require any particular type of vaccination. The Seminary does, however, encourage all members of the community to obtain all appropriate vaccinations to support both personal and public health.
SFTS Information Technology Policies
This policy guideline covers information on the Information Technology services available to faculty, administration, staff and students of San Francisco Theological Seminary.