Academic Policies

Nondiscrimination Policy

Harvest Bible College admits students of any race, color, national origin and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, or any other school-administered programs.


Armed Forces Policy

Pursuant to Iowa Code Section 261.9(1)(g), a student who is a member (or the spouse of a member if the member has a dependent child) of the Iowa national guard or reserve forces of the United States and who is ordered to national guard duty or federal active duty has the following options available to them:

(a) Withdrawal of the student’s entire registration and receive a full refund of tuition and mandatory fees.

(b) Make arrangements with the student’s instructors for course grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the student’s registration shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for the courses in full.

(c) Make arrangements with only some of the student’s instructors for grades, or for incompletes that shall be completed by the student at a later date. If such arrangements are made, the registration for those courses shall remain intact and tuition and mandatory fees shall be assessed for those courses. Any course for which arrangements cannot be made for grades or incompletes shall be considered dropped and the tuition and mandatory fees for the course refunded.


Drug and Alcohol Free Campus

Harvest Bible College maintains a drug- and alcohol-free campus. Students and employees must refrain from the use of alcohol and illegal drugs while on campus or at school-sponsored activities. It is unlawful to manufacture, distribute, dispense, possess, or use a controlled substance or drug on school premises.

All students and employees shall observe federal, state, and local laws regarding the sale and use of alcohol and drugs. The use by HBC students and employees of a controlled substance that is not medically authorized is strictly prohibited. Students and employees who violate the drug- and alcohol-free campus regulations on campus or within the institution’s jurisdiction or at any event controlled by HBC may be subject to, as applicable, discipline, suspension, expulsion, or employment termination. In addition, violating this policy (and concurrent law) may subject students and employees to criminal prosecution. Drug paraphernalia, particularly that containing drug residue, may be considered evidence of drug use. Documented violations of illegal possession, consumption, provision, or sale of narcotics or drugs, or possession of paraphernalia, may result in disciplinary sanctions from HBC and/or referral to law enforcement officials.


Sexual Misconduct Policy 

Harvest Bible College is committed to providing and maintaining a positive learning and working environment therefore, we prohibit any form of sexual abuse or assault, for all students, staff, faculty, and other members of the school community. Any misconduct that is illegal in the state of Iowa will either be reported directly to law enforcement by the HBC administration, or the victim will be assisted in reporting the event. Sexual misconduct should be reported to the Director of Harvest Bible College.

Individuals who violate this policy will be disciplined and potentially subjected to further corrective action up to and including termination or expulsion as well as having the event reported to the local authorities.

HBC administrators are responsible for assuring that effective measures are taken to implement this policy’s procedures. It is a violation of this policy for any member of the HBC community to engage in any form of sexual abuse or assault. It is a violation of this policy for any member of the HBC community to make an intentionally false accusation of sexual harassment. Any person who has been accused of sexual abuse or assault pursuant to the terms of this policy who retaliates against his or her accuser in any manner will be charged with violating this policy. Any member of the HBC community who is found in violation of this policy will be subject to appropriate sanctions, which may include discharge or expulsion.


Child Abuse Reporting Policy

Pursuant to Iowa Code Section 261.9(1)(h), any Harvest Bible College employee located in Iowa who in the scope of the person’s employment responsibilities examines, attends, counsels or treats a child must report suspected physical or sexual abuse to the institution’s administration and to law enforcement. Any report of suspected child physical or sexual abuse should be made as soon as possible, but within 48 hours, to the HBC Director and the employee shall immediately make a report to local law enforcement.


Drug, Alcohol, and Sexual Abuse Resources


Polk County Crisis & Advocacy Services

2309 Euclid Avenue

Des Moines, IA  50310

(515) 286-3600


Iowa Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Sexual Abuse Hotline: (800) 284-7821

Sexual Violence Prevention


Iowa Department of Public Health



Alcoholics Anonymous


Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator


Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)

(800) 656-HOPE (4673)

Safety and Prevention


Center for Changing our Campus Culture

Victim Services/Advocates