Disciplinary Actions, Policies, and Procedures

At Southeastern Baptist College there are several areas that warrant disciplinary action by the Administration and Disciplinary Committee. These are related to Attendance and the Rules of Conduct by students in the dormitories as well as on and off-campus. Complete details can be found in the Student Handbook.

Attendance Issues

A three-level appeals process has been formed to deal with class attendance matters beginning with the Academic Dean and ending with the Administrative Council. The complete policy details regarding attendance can be found on pages 1-3 of the Student Handbook. 

Disciplinary Issues

A demerit system is employed and enforced at SBC. Each faculty member and the dorm supervisors are empowered to issue demerits to students for acts of misconduct. There are two levels of misconduct: misdemeanors and serious violations. The complete policy details regarding student conduct requirements and disciplinary actions can be found on pages 7-10 of the Student Handbook. 

The Dean of Students is the person who addresses most disciplinary actions. However, in extreme situations involving serious violations, the Disciplinary Committee may meet concerning the violation.

Grievance Policy/ Formal Complaints

It is the desire of Southeastern Baptist College to adhere to the accreditation standards of the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE). If issues arise causing a student to question the college’s adherence to the standards of ABHE, the following procedure should be followed. A student wishing to lodge a formal complaint must do so in writing to the following:

Academic Affairs
Financial or Operational Issues

JAN WALKER
Dean of Academic Affairs
Southeastern Baptist College
4229 Highway 15 N.
Laurel, MS 39440
(601) 426-6346

SANDY TIDWELL
Department of Finance/Business Office
Southeastern Baptist College
4229 Highway 15 N.
Laurel, MS 39440
(601) 426-6346

Student Affairs or Philosophical Issues

ANDERLE FOSTER
Dean of Student Affairs
Southeastern Baptist College
4229 Highway 15 N.
Laurel, MS 39440
(601) 426-6346

DR. SCOTT CARSON
President
Southeastern Baptist College
4229 Highway 15 N.
Laurel, MS 39440
(601) 426-6346

It is the teaching and expectation of the college that members of the SBC community follow Matthew 18 principles for confronting an issue. However, in the event that you address the proper college authority and the issue remains unresolved, you may contact either accrediting association at the following addresses:

Association for Biblical Higher Education
5850 T.G. Lee Boulevard, Suite 130
Orlando, FL 32822
(800) 621-7440 or (407) 207-0808
www.abhe.org

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
(601) 432-6198
http://www.mississippi.edu/mcca/student complaint process.asp

Also, the Mississippi State Approving Agency (SAA), is the approving authority of education and training programs for Mississippi. This office formally investigates complaints of GI Bill beneficiaries. While most complaints should initially follow the school grievance policy, should the situation not be resolved at the school, the beneficiary may contact the SAA office via email at saa@msva.gov.

Grievance and Complaints regarding students who fall under SARA guidelines.

Southeastern Baptist College is a member of NC-SARA, the National Council for State Reciprocity Agreements. Southeastern Baptist College is a member of the State Authorization and Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) granting reciprocity for enrollment of students in Southeastern Baptist College’s online distance learning programs. NC-SARA membership covers 49 states, excluding California. More information can be found at http://www.nc-sara.org.

  • Any student that falls under the guidelines of SARA (distant learning) who wishes to file a complaint with regards to Southeastern Baptist College must begin through the Southeastern Baptist College grievance/complaint process.
  • Assuming a SARA Student is unable to find a resolution through the Southeastern Baptist College grievance/complaint process, the next step involves the Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation (SARA State Portal Entity for the State of Mississippi)
  • To better understand the SARA complaint process visit the NC-SARA website for detailed information.
  • Look in the Quick Links section below for links to SARA resources.

Quick Links

Southeastern Baptist College Student Handbook

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation

Mississippi Commission on College Accreditation and SARA

MCCA Complaint Process page

MCCA Complaint Form

NC-SARA Website

NC-SARA Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure

NC-SARA Manual Version 20.1

Southeastern Baptist College Contact Page