Policy Statements & Handbooks

SFTS 2016-2017 Student Handbooks
The overview of life at SFTS included in our student handbooks is intended to make your transition into (or back into) life on campus an easier one. The handbooks also contain important policies and procedures related to academic issues, housing, financial aid, and life in community.





Academic Course and Classroom Policies
This document contains the seminary’s Academic Freedom Statement, Credit Hour Policy, and Classroom Attendance & Tardiness Policy.


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.


Inclusivity Statement, adopted 2011

SFTS, as a seminary of the Presbyterian Church (USA), as an academic institution preparing students for enacting God’s will on earth as it is in heaven, and as a community of Christians committed to the radical inclusivity exemplified in the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, welcomes people of every age, race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, nation of origin, religious/faith tradition, and physical ability. This policy statement affirms our commitment to inclusivity on campus and in all of our programs.


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 tsauceda@sfts.edu.


Emergency Procedures


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.


FERPA
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act provides that the institution will maintain the confidentiality of student education records.


Discontinuation Policy for Online Programs
This policy lays out the provisions for students should SFTS discontinue an online program.


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.