The heart of the staff at Kauai Bible College (KBC) in regards to the following guidelines is for all the students to grow in their ability to discern between right and wrong for themselves and draw closer to Jesus as they grow in personal holiness and self-discipline. However, what one person believes to be right will sometimes conflict with some of those who are around them. Because of these differences, this school is viewed as a house under the stewardship of the staff. Each of the staff’s job descriptions incorporate a certain level of accountability to maintain a godly atmosphere on the campus as well as maintaining the physical campus itself. This is accomplished by setting the example in living up to and exceeding our own standards as well as directing, correcting, and disciplining the students towards those standards, just as a parent would direct/discipline their children in accordance with their own standards (note: students are not considered children here, nor will they be initially treated as such unless they provide a need to be).
The intention of these rules is not to exert control over the students. They have been developed over the course of the school’s existence and are a direct result of past mistakes and victories, as well as biblical wisdom and much council. Each student is therefore encouraged to allow their hearts to be examined by themselves and God for any rebelliousness or sinfulness before they judge the school or its rules to be wrong. Discipline can be hard to endure, but remember the promise of Hebrews: “for the moment, all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it (Hebrews 12:11).” In all reality, everyone has been under some type of authority since birth. Therefore, it is the school’s wish that the students not rebel against the authority of its staff merely because it differs from what they are used to or their own concept of discipline. They are instead encouraged to grow in wisdom and maturity by submitting to the regulations put forth for the season they attend KBC.
Finally, let it be understood that the KBC staff are humans too and by no means infallible. If there is a question or concern about KBC’s policies, we encourage mature discussion of them. However, be mindful that the school still has the authority to decide the guidelines for the campus.
(Note: the following does not apply to off-campus students while they are off-campus, but they do when they are on campus.)
Campus (Vision: show love and respect for everyone here)
- Dress modestly (modesty is not necessarily about what you wear, but about humbly counting those around you more significant than yourself, which means doing everything you can reasonably do to avoid being a stumbling block).
- At night, there are a few times that are important to know.
- 9:30pm is curfew along with quiet time for both Guy’s and Girl’s camp. At this time, everyone must be in their own camp or up top. Cars are not to be driven through camp. The use of all musical instruments and personal entertainment (movies, video games, music etc.) must end or be relocated.
- The front gate will be locked around 10pm.
- No guy and girl can be alone together after 10pm on or off campus.
- After 10:00 pm students of opposite gender must be in a group of three or more.
- All students must be on campus by 12:00 am. Students must separate as well.
- You are allowed to sleep overnight away from camp only on the weekends (Friday and Saturday). Exceptions can be made by staff for heavy rain and other extreme circumstances but, students must return for classes and PCS shifts. You must inform (preferable the deans) at least a staff member if you do decide to stay off campus on Friday or Saturday night. This is for emergency protocol.
- Weapons are not permitted on KBC or CCF property (BB guns, guns, knives, bow and arrow etc.). Some knives may be allowed for use as tools but need approval from the deans, please talk to a staff member if you have questions.
- The study tent is for studying and homework. The children’s tent is for games, movies, Skype, etc. The back part of that tent (with the mats) is off limits. The church stage can also be used for hanging out and watching movies, but must be taken care of- no shoes on the stage.
- Clean up trash and straighten all tables and chairs before leaving either tent. Before going to bed remove all belongings in either tent or on the stage.
- Pets (Dogs, Cats, etc.) are not allowed for students to have on property. Certain pets are allowed but need to be approved by all roommates and the Deans.
Cabins (Vision: have cabins outlast their life expectancy in good condition)
- Please be careful with the cabins. Be gentle with the windows, doors, and furniture.
- It’s hard to clean things here, so don’t get them dirty (remove shoes/slippers and wash dirty feet and sand off body before entering cabins as well as any objects entering cabins).
- If you choose to walk around barefoot you must use wet wipes to clean your feet before going into any cabin. This rule is in place in order to preserve the carpet and overall well-being of the flooring.
- Please note: Carpet in the cabins can be removed by staff if not taken care of.
- Keep cabins tidy (this means clothes/belongings need to be put away and organized).
- There’s a lot of rain and humidity here, so things get moldy easily (hint: you can help prevent this by keeping your windows shut when it rains or if you’re going to leave for an extended period of time).
- Clean and vacuum cabins once a week, every week.
- Guys in guys’ cabins, girls in girls’ cabins. No exceptions.
- Due to electricity conservation, everything must be turned off when you leave the cabins.
Bathroom (Vision: leave it the way you would want to find it)
- Because our bathrooms are portable toilets, they work best if as much non-human waste is kept out of the toilet as possible. There’s a trash can for the rest.
- Flush everything. They might not be space-age lavatories, but the basic idea is the same.
- When you replace the toilet paper, put it in the dispenser, not just on top of it.
- Don’t leave the hose on the floor.
Shower House (Vision: to be clean and ready to use at all times)
- You’re assigned part of a shelf to store shower specific items. Everything else must be stored in your cabin after each use (this means your clothes/towel etc.).
- Showers should be clear of all items when not in use. Rinse and wipe out showers when you are finished so they are clean for the next person.
- You must be fully clothed when walking to and from the shower house. Towels are not sufficient.
- Trash goes in the trash can. If there isn’t a bag, put one in.
- Clean up what you make dirty. This includes cleaning up after you shave.
- The use of others’ toiletries without permission is stealing and will not be tolerated.
- Girls shower house: take your shoes off before entering.
Food/Kitchen (Vision: the kitchen is clean and ready to cook in at any time)
- Food in cabins is permissible as long as it is stored properly, i.e. Airtight ziplock bags and Tupperware containers.
- The refrigerator, freezer, and stove are only accessible to those who are on a kitchen PCS shift, and designated staff.
- Everyone is responsible for washing and drying their own dishes after each use.
- Cooks should be the only ones in the kitchen when cooking ― that means if you’re not assigned to be cooking, you’re not to be in the kitchen.
- People with armpit hair must wear tshirts while they are cooking. No exceptions.
- Hair must be pulled back and maintained with a hair net at all times when cooking.
- Closed toed shoes are required when cooking.
Storage (Vision: keep camp visually clean and don’t gain new junk)
- Bikes must be kept near cabins, or in work tent, out of the way of walking paths, and are not to be stored up top at any time.
- Any vehicles acquired cannot be left after the semester ends unless the bed deposit for the next semester has already been paid.
- During the semester vehicles are to be parked in the specific parking areas throughout the school and church campus.
- On Saturday nights and Sunday mornings cars must be parked in designated areas.
- Students need to sign a “Vehicle Agreement” form, and pay the $130 vehicle ownership deposit if they want to have a vehicle on KBC or CCF property.
Church Property (Vision: to recognize that we are stewards, not owners)
- If you see trash anywhere on the property, please throw it away.
- For safety and because our roads are made of gravel/dirt, we have a 5mph speed limit. This helps keep dust down and helps our roads to stay in good condition.
- Vehicles are to be parked in the parking lot, not in front of cabins.
- If you break something or find something broken, tell a staff member immediately.
- Turn off the lights if you are the last one in the study tent
- The operation and tampering with any electrical systems is strictly prohibited for all students without permission from a KBC staff member or CCF church leader for each instance.
- Church cabinets, refrigerators, and microwave are not ours and are not to be opened or used without permission.
- Take off shoes before walking on the church stage, in the cry room, or in the church office.
- Do not leave anything on the church stage at any time.
- The Church office is not a hang out spot. Students are permitted to go into the office if they are working with Auntie Malie, or need to talk to one of the staff members.
- The cow pasture is off limits to staff and students at all times.
Campus Relationships (Vision: that we live communally as the family of God)
- All speech should be loving, edifying, and with a preference for others.
- Gossip (defined as a truth that you don’t have the right to tell that is not edifying to the person it’s about) is a sin and should be stopped at all levels.
- Slander or defaming someone’s character is a sin and won’t be tolerated.
- Insensitive/vulgar language/joking is offensive and will not be permitted.
- Matthew 18 is our playbook for the situation when someone sins against us. (See page 10 for details)
- Respect other people and their property; if you’re unsure how to treat their stuff or want to know if you can borrow something, just ask them.
- Guard against favoritism and cliques — it’s of course okay to be closer to some than others, but try to get to know and show love to everyone.
- KBC students are not to be alone with anyone under 18. (This means you could still meet with them alone, but in a public area, where you can be seen by others). Off campus excursions must be okay-ed with the minor’s parents. This includes guy to guy and girl to girl relationships.
- Please respect the position the staff has been put into by the godly authorities above them and ultimately God. That includes the decisions leaders make individually and collaboratively.
- Please respect the staff’s personal life and time.
Dating and Relationships:
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Don’t lead anyone on. Be aware of your interactions with others and if you feel someone is starting to develop feelings that you don’t reciprocate, be forward and let them know. Better sooner than later.
- Do not continue to pursue a romantic relationship with someone if they do not reciprocate. If you pursue after they have said no, it could be seen as harassment.
- Boundaries are important, for both the other person’s safety, reputation, and spiritual walk as well as yours. If you’re not sure where to place boundaries, talk to those more mature and in leadership. This obviously includes romantic relationships, but also friendships — they need boundaries too.
- If you have made a romantic connection, be wise in boundaries and perceptions. Be above reproach, follow curfew times (refer to page 2), not touching each other inappropriately, not talking/texting late at night or all night long, etc. As the Holy Spirit leads, the staff reserves the right to confront you with any suspicions we may have.
- Don’t stumble anyone by sitting on each other’s laps, pushing physical boundaries, lying next to each other in the dark, etc. Be wise and prudent.
- KBC students are not allowed to date anyone who is under the age of 18, unless the minor’s parents grant permission.
Off-Campus Interaction (Vision: to live the biblical truths being learned in the world)
- Because we live in cabins and our church body is exceptionally gracious, we have what is called a Hanai program, wherein Bible College students are “adopted” by church families in order to provide fellowship with the church body. Additional luxuries such as warm showers, Internet, laundry facilities, a home cooked meal, and an interim family are also possibilities. These are privileges, not rights, and should be considered so. This means expressing many thanks for the generosity of the family that has adopted you and any other family that welcomes you into their home, respecting what they have offered, seeking friendship with someone because of who they are and not in order to use them for the blessings they might bestow on you, etc.
- Please be in prayer for the church, which will quickly take you in. Love the people in the church, serve the church body and seek wisdom from members.
- Respect the church. We are guests on their property and in their body. They will take you as if you have been here for years, so repay them in respect.
- Please be a bright light and strong witness to the secular community. When you are off the campus, be in missionary mode, expecting to run into non-believers and to be used by God. Easy ways to do this are to buy drinks when you use the Internet at coffee shops, leave good tips when you eat at restaurants, be modest in dress and expression of relationships, clean up after yourselves, etc. Remember the Bible College has a reputation around the Island, what you do and how you act affects our relationship with the Island in the future. Leave a good impression for the Bible College so we may continue to shine the Light of Christ in the community for years to come.
- Trespassing hotels/resorts/condominium complexes to get to the pool/hot tub is illegal and a bad witness. (See page 9)
- Kaua’i is home to many interesting adventurers, and while most are sources of good conversation and not threats, it is important to be discerning and aware of drug addicts and the unstable. Make sure you are with at least one other person and that other people know where you are.
- Locals have a lot of pride and some don’t take too kindly to haoles (white non-islanders) but, if you just show them respect nothing should happen.
- If you surf, you need to follow the cultural rules. In short: show them respect.
- All vehicles must be owned and operated within state laws. (drivers license, safety check, seatbelts, etc.)
- During river, waterfall and sand/ocean activities shirts are not required. During all other activities (field sports, hiking, etc.) shirts must be worn.
Entertainment (Vision: that this be a season of separation from secondary things)
- People need to sleep, therefore instruments are allowed only to be played in cabins and study areas from 8:30am till 9:30pm.
- No movies or games with sexually explicit, excessive vulgar language, inappropriate themes, or an M (video game), R (movie) rating, or TV-MA for TV shows be used or watched on campus.
- For information on each rating follow these links:http://www.tvguidelines.org/ratings.htm, https://www.parentalguide.org/movie-ratings/, http://www.esrb.org
- Movies are allowed in cabins, but be mindful of quiet hours.
- Pornographic/vulgar reading material is not allowed, both visually and contextually. This includes romance novels or materials of a suggestive nature.
- Neither video games or movies are allowed in the study tent.
- If there is a class going on in the study tent, the children’s tent becomes a study tent and needs to remain quiet.
- Headphones are required for all online, multiplayer interactions.
- WiFi is shut off at 12AM every night.
Grounds for Dismissal
We are not interested in dismissing anyone from Kauai Bible College but, there are some who prefer sin, idolatry and unrepentance rather than humbling themselves before God and those whom He has put over them for this season in order to mature in Christ and grow in holiness, righteousness, humility and Christ-likeness. For these, we do not wish to punish them by separating them requesting that they separate themselves from us but we do it for their good and the good of the rest of the Bible College. These are the offenses that may warrant dismissal from KBC.
- Drug use of any kind without a prescription (including illegal drugs, legal drugs that you don’t have a prescription to take), alcohol, cigarettes, vaporizers, or any kind of tobacco or nicotine use.
- Breaking the local, state or federal laws.
- Sexual immorality of any kind.
- Violence or threat of violence towards anyone or anything.
- Misuse/threats with weapons (machetes, BB guns, pellet guns, etc.).
- Unrepentance (i.e., open rebellion with no intention to change or be humble).
- Crossroads Christian Fellowship Property
- Any use of church equipment that results in damage or destruction of the equipment/ property will result in the student paying to either replace or fix the damaged equipment/property. This is only when a student or staff is operating equipment without authorization from CCF or KBC leadership.
- CCF or KBC leadership must be notified of any damage of Church property or equipment.
- KBC Property
- Any unauthorized use of KBC equipment resulting in damage or destruction of equipment will result in replacing or repairing the equipment.The student must pay for the repairing or replacement of property.
- Any unauthorized use of KBC equipment resulting in damage or destruction of KBC property may result in replacing or repairing the property that was damaged. The student must pay for the repairing or replacing of the damaged property.
- The KBC Property Manager must be notified immediately upon any destruction or damage of KBC property and equipment.
- Crossroads Christian Fellowship Property
- Student Discipline
All student disciplinary actions must be carried out by the deans unless authority has been given by the deans to implement disciplinary procedures.
The “Write Up” policy consist of 3 write ups:
- The 1st write up (verbal warning) is a warning describing what the student has done, what the KBC rule states, and the consequences of breaking that rule.
- The 2nd write up will consist of another warning similar to the verbal warning but with a signed document explaining the offence and consequences. This one could result in disciplinary action (not participating in various KBC activities, undergoing academic probation, etc.)
iii. The 3rd write up could lead to expulsion from KBC. (Note: some violations bypass the three write up system)
- THE WRITE UP POLICY IS TO BE IMPLEMENTED BY THE DEAN BUT THE FIRST WRITE UP MAY BE GIVEN BY ANY KBC STAFF MEMBER.
All on campus students are subject to the rules that have been put in place.
- The Matthew 18 Approach
- For disputes between students, we encourage an approach that is similar to Matthew 18:15-20.
- If a student sins against another student, he or she should go to that student and let them know of their faults.
- If that student does not listen, the person whom the sin was against must bring one of the deans with them.
- If the student refuses to accept correction then the dean will intervene.
- If the student still refuses to accept correction or repent after multiple attempts from the dean, than both KBC director and the dean can expel the student for the remainder of the semester.
- Staff Authority
- All KBC Staff have authority over students. This authority is not to lord over the students, but to provide correction and discipleship as fellow servants of Christ.
- If a KBC staff member sees a student not obeying, he or she may lovingly give a verbal warning/1st write up if needed.
- If the student continuously refuses to obey and blatantly not listen to the staff member after the first write up has been given, that staff member is to inform the dean.
- Serious Infractions (grounds for dismissal)
- All serious infractions will be reviewed by both the director and the dean.
- Any one of these infractions are grounds for dismissal, however in some cases the director and the dean can implement a “Two Choice Method”.
- If the dean and director of KBC see a heart of humility and repentance for the infraction that was committed, then the decision can be made to bring about restoration in which the student may remain attending KBC under restrictions and probational guidelines.
- These restrictions may include weekly counseling appointments, additional homework and book reading relating to the infraction that was committed and extended accountability from the dean.
- The second choice the student will have if presented with the “Two Choice Method” will be to leave KBC for the remainder of the Semester.
- Not all students who violate one of the serious infractions will be presented with the “Two Choice Method”. Based off the circumstance the KBC director and the dean may expel a student if the circumstances seem best for the students and staff at KBC.
- ALL SERIOUS INFRACTIONS MUST BE HANDLED BY THE DEAN AND THE DIRECTOR.
- Unexcused Absences
- After one unexcused absence the student’s grade will be marked down a half grade increment. After two unexcused absences the student’s grade will drop an entire grade increment for each additional absence.
- Unexcused absences would include: recreational activities, friends or family visiting, laziness, forgetfulness etc.
- Excused Absences
- A student is allotted two excused absences at the teacher’s discretion. After the two excused absences have been used, the student’s grade will drop one grade increment for each additional absence.
- Excused absences would include: illness, emergencies, family emergencies etc.
- Students are required to be at class on time. A student is granted one unexcused tardy before their final grade drops.
- After one tardy the grade will drop a half grade increment, and will drop an additional half increment for each additional tardy.
- Unexcused tardies include laziness, forgetfulness and recreational activities.
- Students are allowed two excused tardies that are approved by the teacher.
- Students who are failing (D+ or lower) one or more classes will be placed on academic probation.
- Academic probation will include a mandatory study hall on a weekly basis facilitated by the Academic Dean until their grade raises to at least a C-.
- Those who fail to attend the mandatory study hall may be asked to leave Kauai Bible College.
- Kauai Bible College is NOT a facility for those who desire to come to Kauai but not attend classes.
- Students on academic probation may not be allowed to attend school events (i.e. North Shore Day, South Shore Day)
- Practical Christian Servanthood (PCS)
- All PCS hours must be completed throughout the semester.
- Hours missed by excused absence must be made up by the end of the semester to pass the course.
- Hours missed by unexcused absence must be made up by the end of the semester. Hours missed on multiple occasions with unexcused absence will result in academic probation.
- Academic Dishonesty
- Plagiarism (Taking someone’s work and passing it off as one’s own) of any sort will not we tolerated at KBC.
- Plagiarism is illegal and a major breach of academic guidelines and may result in expulsion.
- Copying of any work from other students will provoke similar penal action.
To read the full updated version download here: KBC Guidelines Spring 2018