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Distinctives

Phoenix Seminary is a Protestant, evangelical, nationally-recognized, graduate-level seminary located Scottsdale, Arizona. This centralized metropolitan location provides our students with a wide range of multi-cultural and multi-generational opportunities to gain practical ministry experience. Phoenix Seminary is where hundreds of men and women have embarked upon the most important journey of their lives.

  • Founded in 1988, Phoenix Seminary continues to be the only accredited graduate-level theological seminary with its main campus located in Arizona.
  • Over 2,000 students and alumni have been trained since the Seminary opened in 1988, representing more than 25 evangelical denominations, 47 states, and 9 countries.
  • One-on-one mentoring relationships are established between students and Phoenix Seminary professors, pastors,` or other leaders in the local Christian community to help foster academic and spiritual accountability and growth.
  • Degree programs include Doctor of Ministry, Master of Divinity, Master of Arts (Biblical and Theological Studies), Master of Arts in Counseling, Master of Arts in Ministry, and Graduate Diploma in Biblical & Theological Studies.
  • Non-credit, Continuing Education is available for men and women who desire to deepen their understanding of God’s Word and increase their effectiveness in lay ministry at a fraction of the cost and time commitment required in degree programs.
  • Twelve resident and more than 30 adjunct faculty members bring both academic credentials and years of practical ministry experience to the classroom.
  • Phoenix Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution.
  • Phoenix Seminary is professionally accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada and is regionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission. The Master of Arts in Counseling is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

At Phoenix Seminary, we believe excellence is a matter of mind and heart.

We balance academics with practice.

Phoenix Seminary faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their academic expertise and years of practical ministry experience. Their goal is to teach students to think biblically, study well, and graduate fully prepared for ministry in the real world.

Students are involved in the systematic study of the scriptures and historic biblical theology. They learn current theological viewpoints and positions on contemporary issues facing the church and our culture at large.

As a result, the courses are theologically rich and relevant to hands-on ministry today. Internships and ministry exposures, in partnership with local churches, give students real life opportunities to apply what they learn in the classroom and further develop their God-given gifts and ministry skills.

We mentor our degree students.

At Phoenix Seminary, we believe that intentional discipleship is vital for students as they progress through their degree program. Ideally, students should be in a mentoring relationship, perhaps with their pastor, elder or other mature believer who can encourage them towards greater Christlikeness and ministry effectiveness.

Phoenix Seminary is committed to preparing men and women to be leaders with integrity—leaders who recognize their calling to live exemplary lives for His glory—leaders who know that such a calling requires purity and godly character. And growth in godly character and Christlikeness does not happen in isolation.

The Mentoring Initiative at Phoenix Seminary is designed to encourage students, especially those who may not currently be in a mentoring relationship, to engage in discipleship that is focused on continuing formation for ministry.

Mentoring groups, led by various seminary faculty and staff, are offered every semester. They are not required for students to be part of, rather they’re simply something the seminary offers students who would like to engage in this kind of discipleship and community. Mentoring groups are set at a maximum of 10 participants, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to thoughtfully engage and benefit from group discussion and prayer. Students have the opportunity to sign up for a mentoring group ahead of each coming semester.

We partner with local churches.

Phoenix Seminary partners with local churches throughout the Southwest in training and equipping students for real-life ministry. We utilize qualified local pastors as adjunct professors, and many pastors and church leaders are involved in our mentoring and internship programs.

Phoenix Seminary has taken the lead to support all evangelical churches in Arizona to reach the six million people in this state with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Together, Phoenix Seminary and the local church offer students an unparalleled opportunity to gain “hands-on” experience in applying the timeless truth of God’s Word to practical, relevant ministry today.

Diversity

Seminary in a Diverse World—Gender and Culture

Part of the church’s mission is to proclaim the gospel to peoples of the earth. Phoenix Seminary acknowledges the importance of a biblical theology of “every tribe and language and people and nation.” This means reaching people groups within our immediate culture and the varied cultures of the world. Crossing ethnic, gender, economic, social, and racial boundaries to accomplish quality theological education is an intentional act of Phoenix Seminary.

To this end, Phoenix Seminary actively subscribes to a policy of equal education and employment opportunity for all people regardless of race, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or disability. This policy is informed by Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Our subscription to this policy in no way compromises our freedom to engage in our educational mission in accordance with the religious and ecclesiastical purposes of this institution. We clearly desire to serve Christ-honoring students of all backgrounds in an ever-expanding and diverse student body, one whose diversity enriches us theologically, spiritually, and pastorally.

Denominational Distinctives and Theological Diversity

We are an inter/multidenominational seminary serving primarily, though not exclusively, the evangelical community. This means that students from many backgrounds are on campus for personal ministry preparation. Diversity of denominations means diversity of opinions on theological and doctrinal matters. It is one of the strengths of an inter/multidenominational seminary that we can debate, respect and even enjoy theological diversity that can exist under the authority of the inspired Scriptures.

Statement on Racism

At Phoenix Seminary we are grieved by the racism that still exists in our society, and we stand with those who call for its end. Read our statement on racism.

Institutional Policies

Non-Descrimination Policy

Within the context of its theological convictions and mission, Phoenix Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, age or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs and other school-administered programs.

Students with Disabilities

Phoenix Seminary recognizes the gifts and calling to ministry of all students, including students with disabilities. The Seminary strives to honor and address the needs and concerns of its students with disabilities through this statement of program guidelines. The Seminary does not discriminate against applicants/students on the basis of an applicant/student’s disability(ies) as set forth in these Guidelines and as otherwise provided by law.

Phoenix Seminary is a privately funded, nonprofit, religious organization that is committed to providing reasonable accommodations within the limitations of Seminary resources. These Guidelines do not create contractual or other legally enforceable rights, or waive Phoenix Seminary’s rights or status under law.

An accommodation for a disability is designed to help the student function effectively in areas in which his or her disability might otherwise impair academic performance, without fundamentally altering the nature of the student’s classes. To receive disability consideration, a student must request accommodation and provide documentation supporting the nature and limitations of a disability. Accommodations cannot be granted unless the student provides documentation that reasonably supports the requested accommodation.

To apply for an accommodation for a disability, please contact Roma Royer, Officer of Educational Effecttiveness.

Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality

We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity (Mark 12:28-31; Luke 6:31). Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrinal commitments of Phoenix Seminary.

We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female. These two distinct, complementary, and genetically distinct genders as determined at birth together reflect the image and nature of God (Genesis 1:26-27).

We believe that the term "marriage" has only one meaning: the uniting of one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture (Genesis 2:18-25). Sexual expression that pleases God is that which fulfills his intention at creation. The Seminary holds the position that such sexual expression is: (1) faithfulness in marriage between a man and a woman, or (2) chastity in singleness.

We believe that any form of sexual immorality (including adultery, fornication, homosexual behavior, bisexual conduct, transsexual conduct, bestiality, incest, and the use, sale and distribution of pornography) is sinful and offensive to God (Matthew 15:18-20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10).

We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of Phoenix Seminary as an extension and manifestation of the Body of Christ, and to provide a biblical role model to the Phoenix Seminary family and the larger community, it is imperative that all persons employed by Phoenix Seminary in any capacity (faculty, administrative staff, student teaching assistants), or who serve as volunteers, agree to and abide by this Statement on Marriage, Gender, and Sexuality (Matthew 5:16; Philippians 2:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 5:22).

We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ (Acts 3:19-21; Romans 10:9-10; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11). Hence, as noted above, we believe every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with Scripture or the doctrinal commitments of Phoenix Seminary.

Approved by the Phoenix Seminary Board of Directors, February 13, 2015.

Official Notification of Rights Under The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights include:

The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the Seminary receives a request for access. A student should submit to the Registrar a written request that identifies the record(s) the student wishes to inspect. The Registrar will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time when the records may be inspected. If the records are not maintained by the Registrar, the student will be advised of the correct official to whom the request should be addressed.

The right to request the amendment of student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. A student who wishes to ask the Seminary to amend a record should write the Seminary official responsible for the record, clearly identify the part of the record the student wants changed and specify why it should be changed. If the Seminary decides not to amend the record as requested, the Seminary will notify the student in writing of the decision and the student’s right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to a hearing.

The right to provide written consent before the Seminary discloses personally identifiable information from the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. The Seminary discloses education records without a student’s prior written consent under the FERPA exception for disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the Seminary in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research or support staff position (including mentors and coaches in the Seminary’s Mentoring Program); a person or company with whom the Seminary has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using Seminary employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Directors; or a student serving on an official committee or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for the Seminary. Upon request, the Seminary may also disclose education records without consent to officials of another school in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Transcripts are provided to Ottawa University for students who are enrolled in the cooperative MAC program.

The right to file a complaint with the United States Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the Seminary to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5901

Title IX

Phoenix Seminary is committed to providing an environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex.  The information below, from the U.S. Department of Education, explains Title IX and the key provisions.

Title IX states as follows:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Key provisions of the Department of Education's new Title IX regulation:

  • Defines sexual harassment to include sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex
  • Provides a consistent, legally sound framework on which survivors, the accused, and schools can rely
  • Requires schools to offer clear, accessible options for any person to report sexual harassment
  • Empowers survivors to make decisions about how a school responds to incidents of sexual harassment
  • Requires schools to offer survivors supportive measures, such as class reassignments or no-contact orders
  • Restores fairness on college and university campuses by upholding a student’s right to written notice of allegations, the right to an advisor, and the right to submit, cross-examine, and challenge evidence at a live hearing
  • Shields survivors from having to come face-to-face with the accused during a hearing and from answering questions posed personally by the accused
  • Requires schools to select one of two standards of evidence, the preponderance of the evidence standard or the clear and convincing evidence standard, and to apply the selected standard evenly to proceedings for all students and employees, including faculty
  • Provides "rape shield" protections and ensures survivors are not required to divulge any medical, psychological, or similar privileged records
  • Requires schools to offer an equal right of appeal for both parties to a Title IX proceeding
  • Gives schools flexibility to use technology to conduct Title IX investigations and hearings remotely
  • Protects students and faculty by prohibiting schools from using Title IX in a manner that deprives students and faculty of rights guaranteed by the First Amendment

Training Materials

https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/

https://www.atixa.org/resources/january-june-2021_coordinator-one-materials/?tkn=b2f0db210a

https://www.atixa.org/resources/july-december_2021_hearing-officer-decision-maker-course-material/?tkn=597f6e6db7

Questions regarding Title IX compliance at Phoenix Seminary may be referred to the Seminary’s Title IX
Coordinator, Jonathan Hankin at 602-429-4445, by email at jhankin@ps.edu, in person or mail at 7901 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85260.

Title IX Complaint Procedures

Phoenix Seminary is committed to prompt resolution of complaints in accordance to the Title IX regulations and our policies.

Our Title IX team includes:

Jonathan Hankin – Coordinator

Dr. Michael Thigpen – Decision Maker

Nathan Tarr – Investigator and Hearing Officer

Our team will investigate any incident of a sexual misconduct complaint, conduct a hearing, present findings and any sanctions.  We will identify ways we can help both the person filing the complaint and the accused while the complaint is being investigated.  Once the situation has been resolved, we will ensure no retaliation occurs.

If an incident of sexual misconduct occurs on campus, this should be reported right away to the Seminary’s Title IX Seminary’s Title IX Coordinator, Jonathan Hankin at 602-429-4445, by email at jhankin@ps.edu, in person or mail at 7901 E. Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, AZ 85260. If you see an act of violence occurring, take action by call 911 immediately or intervene when possible to prevent an occurrence.

When reporting an incident of discrimination, sexual harassment or violence, please provide the following information:

  1. Your name and contact information including phone number and e-mail address
  2. Are you a student, employee, both or other
  3. Date and time the incident occurred
  4. Where did the incident occur
  5. Was the incident an act of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Hostile Environment, Quid Pro Quo Harassment, Stalking or Sexual Assault?
  6. If you feel discrimination occurred, was it due to race, color, nationality, sex, age, gender, disability, veteran status or other.
  7. Explain in detail what happened.
  8. Who all were involved?
  9. Were you physical injured?
  10. Was a weapon involved?
  11. Did you or do you plan to make a formal report to the police?
  12. Who else have you told about this incident?
  13. What remedy are you seeking?

Community Resources

Scottsdale Police Department – non emergency 480-32-5000

Honor Health 480-312-6339 * Please note this phone number is for individuals who want a medical forensic exam, but do not want to report the incident to law enforcement at this time.  An option to report it at a later time is possible.

 

Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence Legal Advocacy Hotline 1-800-782-6400

Domestic Violence Helpline 1-800-799-SAFE

GDPR Privacy Notice

The purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is to protect all European Union ("EU") citizens from privacy and data breaches by allowing citizens to maintain control of the personal data kept and processed by organizations, which includes Phoenix Seminary. The GDPR also protects the personal data of individuals, regardless of citizenry, in the EU.

Phoenix Seminary is committed to safeguarding the privacy of personal data. This Privacy Notice outlines the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information provided to the Seminary by students, faculty and staff, alumni and other members of our community. When information is submitted to Phoenix Seminary, or you use the Seminary's websites and other services, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information as described in this Privacy Notice.

Seminary Use of Information

Phoenix Seminary collects and processes personal data ("Information") from individuals only as necessary in the exercise of the Seminary's legitimate interests, functions and responsibilities as a private, non-profit institution of higher education. For example, Phoenix Seminary also collects and processes Information from individuals who are applicants for employment positions. Information collected from students or student applicants is used to register or enroll persons in the Seminary, manage a student account, provide academic advising, develop and deliver education programs, track academic progress, analyze and improve education programs, recruitment, regulatory reporting, auditing, maintenance of accreditation, and other related Seminary processes and functions. Phoenix Seminary also uses Information to conduct general demographic and statistical research to improve Seminary programs, to identify appropriate support services or activities, provide reasonable accommodations, enforce Seminary policies or comply with applicable laws. Finally, Information may be shared by Phoenix Seminary with third parties who have entered into contracts with the Seminary to perform functions on behalf of the Seminary, subject to the obligation of confidentiality and safeguarding from unauthorized disclosure.

Third Party Use of Sensitive Information

We may disclose your Sensitive Information and other Information as follows:

  • Consent: We may disclose Information if we have your consent to do so.
  • Emergency Circumstances: We may share your Information when necessary to protect your interests and you are physically or legally incapable of providing consent.
  • Employment Necessity: We may share your Information when necessary for administering employment or social security benefits in accordance with applicable law or any applicable collective bargaining agreement, subject to the imposition of appropriate safeguards to prevent further unauthorized disclosure.
  • Public Information: We may share your Information if you have manifestly made it public.
  • Archiving: We may share your Information for archival purposes in the public interest, and for historical research and statistical purposes.
  • Performance of a Contract: We may share your Information when necessary to administer a contract you have with the Seminary.
  • Legal Obligation: We may share your Information when the disclosure is required or permitted by international, federal, and state laws and regulations.
  • Service Providers: We use third parties who have entered into a contract with the Seminary to support the administration of Seminary operations and policies. In such cases, we share your Information with such third parties subject to the imposition of appropriate safeguards to prevent further unauthorized disclosure.
  • Seminary-Affiliated Programs: We may share your Information with parties that are affiliated with the Seminary for the purpose of contacting you about goods, services, charitable giving or experiences that may be of interest to you.
  • De-Identified and Aggregate Information: We may use and disclose Information in de-identified or aggregate form without limitation.

Security

We implement appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your information when you transmit it to us and when we store it on our information technology systems.

Cookies and Other Technology

The Seminary's use of cookies and other data can be found in the Seminary's Privacy Policy.

Retention and Destruction of Your Information

Your information will be retained by the Seminary in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, and the applicable retention periods in the Seminary's Records Management policy. Your information will be destroyed upon your request unless applicable law requires destruction after the expiration of an applicable retention period. The manner of destruction shall be appropriate to preserve and ensure the confidentiality of your information given the level of sensitivity, value and criticality to the Seminary.

Your Rights

You have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification, restriction in the use of, or erasure of your information in accordance with all applicable laws. The erasure of your information shall be subject to applicable state and federal laws, and the applicable retention periods in the Seminary's Records Management policy. If you have provided consent to the use of your information, you have the right to withdraw consent without affecting the lawfulness of the Seminary's use of the information prior to receipt of your request.

Information created in the European Union will be transferred out of the European Union to the Seminary. If you feel the Seminary has not complied with applicable foreign laws regulating such information, you have the right to file a complaint with the appropriate supervisory authority in the European Union.

Updates to This Policy

We may update or change this policy at any time. Your continued use of the Seminary's website and third party applications after any such change indicates your acceptance of these changes.

12/15/2018

Privacy Policy

Seminary (“Phoenix Seminary” or “the Seminary”) provides this website [https://ps.edu] and the application portal (“sites”) as a service to students, faculty, alumni, and prospective students.  Use of the sites is subject to the terms and conditions set forth below in Phoenix Seminary’s Privacy Policy (“policy”).

Although Phoenix Seminary respects the privacy of this site’s users (or “members” or “visitors”), the Seminary collects information from its website members and visitors.  The Privacy Policy governs users’ interaction with the site and users’ registration for and use of the site’s online services.  Except as set forth within this Privacy Policy and/or other published guidelines, Phoenix Seminary does not release personally identifiable information about the site’s visitors without their permission.

Please note that Phoenix Seminary reviews these privacy practices from time to time, and that these practices are therefore subject to change.  Phoenix Seminary asks users to periodically review this page to ensure continuing familiarity with the most current version of the site’s Privacy Policy.  To contact Phoenix Seminary about privacy issues, to report a violation of the site’s Privacy Policy, or to raise any other issue regarding the site, please send an e-mail to webcomm@ps.edu.

The Information Phoenix Seminary Gathers

Phoenix Seminary gathers two types of information about the site’s users:

  1. Non-personally identifiable information.  As users access the site, Phoenix Seminary collects and aggregates information indicating, among other things, which pages were visited, the order in which they were visited, and which hyperlinks were employed.  Collecting such information involves the logging of IP addresses, operating system, and browser software used by each visitor.  Although such information is not personally identifiable, the Seminary can determine from the IP address a visitor’s Internet Service Provider and the geographic location of the user’s point of connectivity.

    The non-personally identifiable information collected helps in diagnosing any server problems, administering the site, identifying the most popular areas of the site, and determining the effectiveness of promotional activities.

    For the same purposes, the Seminary uses “cookies” – that is, small text files placed on your computer’s hard drive – to help determine the type of content and sites visited, the length of time spent on a particular site, and the usage of services offered via the site.  For information on how users can control their Web browser’s acceptance of cookies, please refer to the documentation accompanying the browser.

  2. Personally identifiable information.  Certain areas of the site may require that users provide personally identifiable information (including, for example, zip code, age, income, and e-mail address).  In addition, when registering to set up an account to use certain services on the site such as e-mail, chat rooms, forums, or to receive newsletters or specifically targeted information (“services”), Phoenix Seminary may require that users provide their name and e-mail address.

    The Seminary does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children (defined herein as minors younger than thirteen years of age) without obtaining parental consent.  Before registering for an account to use the services of the site, Phoenix Seminary requests that all minors have their parents read the Privacy Policy and continue their involvement throughout the registration process.

    Phoenix Seminary does not control the acts of this site’s members or visitors.  All members and visitors should be aware that their disclosure of personally identifiable information in a bulletin board, chat room, guest book, or other forum allows other parties to send them unsolicited e-mail.  In the event visitors encounter any user on this site who is improperly collecting or using information provided by the site’s members or visitors, please contact webcomm@ps.edu.

How the Seminary Uses/Does Not Use Gathered Information

Please take some time to become familiar with the different ways Phoenix Seminary uses the information gathered.  Keep in mind that, while the Seminary encourages all third parties involved to adhere to this site’s Privacy Policy and to otherwise handle personal information in a responsible manner, Phoenix Seminary cannot and does not assume any responsibility for any actions or omissions of third parties, including the manner in which they use information received either from the Seminary or independently.  Nevertheless, in the event users encounter any third party associated with, or who claims association with Phoenix Seminary, who is improperly collecting or using personal information, please contact webcomm@ps.edu who will forward the message to the third party.

  1. Use of non-personally identifiable information.  The Seminary uses non-personally identifiable information in aggregate form to build higher quality, more useful online services by performing statistical analyses of the collective characteristics and behavior of the site visitors, and by measuring demographics and interests regarding specific areas of the site.

    The site may contain links to other Internet Web site, including co-branded or other affiliated sites that may or may not be owned or operated by Phoenix Seminary.  Unless otherwise explicitly stated, the Seminary is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites, including such sites’ use of any information (such as IP number, browser type, or operating system) collected when visitors to the site click through links to those sites.  Even though such information might not identify the user personally, users should be familiar with the privacy practices of those other sites.

  2. Use of personally identifiable information.  The Seminary provides notice to potential registrants of this site whose personally identifiable information will be collected during the registration process.  Such notice is provided simultaneously with the user’s registration on this site; moreover, this policy itself serves as notice that such information is collected under those circumstances.  Although users may not “opt out” of the registration process and still receive access to the services, users may choose to “opt out” of receiving promotional materials from the Seminary and/or other business partners.  If the user does not “opt out” of receiving such promotional materials, Phoenix Seminary reserves the right to release user’s personally identifiable registration information to third parties who provide goods or services that the Seminary believes may be of interest to the user.  If the user decides to discontinue receiving promotional information from such third parties, please contact those third parties directly, or contact Phoenix Seminary atwebcomm@ps.edu.

    Phoenix Seminary limits its own e-mail contact and solicitations to those users who have not “opted out” of receiving such communications.  The solicitations are limited in that they, among other things, will clearly indicate the originator of the e-mail and provide the user with a method of “opting out” of receiving future communications of a similar nature.

    Finally, Phoenix Seminary may use individual members’ data to “pre-populate” forms, which are displayed for the purpose of collecting individual data by the Seminary.  In no case does pre-populating a form transfer any data to any third party.  Only if the user voluntarily requests that such data be transferred will any transfer take place – for example, if/when a user clicks a “submit form” button or other button.

    Phoenix Seminary reserves the right to release any and all information contained within access logs concerning any visitor when that visitor is in violation of the Seminary’s published guidelines, or partakes (or is reasonably suspected of partaking) in any illegal activity, even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, and to release such information in response to discovery requests, or in response to any circumstance in which the Seminary, in its sole discretion, deems an emergency.  Phoenix Seminary cooperates with law enforcement agencies in identifying those who may be using its servers or services for illegal activities.  Phoenix Seminary also reserves the right to report any suspected illegal activity to law enforcement for investigation or prosecution.

    Phoenix Seminary will post the relevant privacy information in the official rules and/or registration area for any promotions it sponsors.  That privacy information, to the extent it conflicts with this Privacy Policy, will govern that particular promotion.

Security

All information gathered on the site is stored within a controlled database accessible only to the Seminary to protect the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under its control.  However, as effective as any security measure implemented by the Seminary may be, no security system is impenetrable.  Phoenix Seminary cannot guarantee the security of its database, nor can it guarantee that the information supplied by users will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the Internet.  Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to webcomm@ps.edu.

Your Rights

Where authorized and subject to all applicable laws, you may have the right to request access to, a copy of, rectification, restriction in the use of, or erasure of your information. You also have the right to withdraw consent to the use of your information, without affecting the legitimacy of the Seminary's use of the information prior to receipt of your request.

If users would like to have personally identifiable information changed or removed from Phoenix Seminary’s database, please contact webcomm@ps.edu. Keep in mind that there will be residual information remaining within the databases, access logs, and other records, which may or may not contain such personally identifiable information. The residual information will not be used for commercial purposes; however, the Seminary reserves the right, from time to time, to re-contact former customers or users of this site if lawful.

Information collected in the European Union will be transferred out of the European Union to the Seminary. If you believe that the Seminary has not complied with applicable foreign laws regulating such data or data transfers, you have the right to file a complaint with the appropriate authorities. Please refer to the Seminary’s separate GDPR Policy for more information.

Updates to This Policy

We may update or change this policy at any time. Your continued use of this site after any such change indicates your acceptance of such changes.

Questions

Questions regarding the Privacy Policy should be directed to the Seminary at webcomm@ps.edu.

Phoenix Seminary
7901 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ. 85260
USA

Terms of Use

Phoenix Seminary (Phoenix) administers this Web site ("the site").  The terms and conditions set forth below ("the agreement") apply to all users accessing the site whether on campus or from remote locations.  Please read the following information carefully.

Because the Internet is an evolving medium, the terms of this agreement may change from time to time.  Please periodically review and become familiar with these terms.  Continued use of the site after the posting of changes to these terms will signify the user's acceptance of these changes.  Phoenix may immediately terminate any individual's use of this site and/or such user's password(s) or account(s) in the event the user violates the terms of this agreement or engages in conduct that Phoenix, in its sole discretion, considers unacceptable.  Such removal or termination may occur without notice to the user.

Copyright Information

Copyright Phoenix Seminary 2023.  All Rights Reserved.

Although the site is freely accessible, Phoenix does not intend to cede its respective rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on the site.  Unless otherwise noted, Phoenix owns all materials, including images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, video clips, and written and other materials that are part of the site.  To encourage a free and continuous flow of information, users are permitted (which may be revoked at any time) to download the material in the site for private, non-commercial use only, without alterations, as long as the copyright notice appearing on the downloaded material, "Copyright Phoenix Seminary 2018.  All Rights Reserved" is included.  By downloading material from the site, the user agrees that there is no explicit or implicit transfer of ownership rights.

If the user considers any material appearing on the site to be a copyright infringement and would like to report it, please send an email to webcomm@ps.edu.

Trademark Notice

The Phoenix Seminary marks and associated logos are trademarks and service marks of Phoenix.  All other trademarks, service marks, and logos used in the site are the trademarks, service marks, or logos of their respective owners.  No trademark or service mark appearing on the site may be used without the prior written consent of the mark's owner.

Code of Conduct

Users agree not to engage in any of the following conduct.  Such conduct is unacceptable and may result in termination of use of the site.

  • Restricting or inhibiting any other user from using and enjoying the site and services;
  • Posting or transmitting any unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, or otherwise objectionable or harmful information of any kind;
  • Posting or transmitting any advertisement, promotion, or solicitation of goods or services for commercial purposes without Phoenix's prior written approval;
  • Posting or transmitting any information or software that contains a virus, worm, time bomb, Trojan horse, or other harmful or disruptive component;
  • Posting or transmitting materials in violation of another party's copyright or intellectual property rights;
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Users agree to indemnify, defend, and hold Phoenix harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, costs, or other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from:

(a) user's breach of this agreement;

(b) user's violation of the Code of Conduct above; or

(c) user's activities in connection with the site or site-related services.

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Making Purchases

Users are free to license or purchase products or services described on the site.  Merchants or applicable service providers may ask for certain information including but not limited to credit card or other payment information.  Users must provide to any such merchant or service provider information that is accurate, complete, and current.  Users agree to review and to comply with the terms and conditions of any specific agreement into which users enter with the merchant and/or service provider in connection with the licensing or purchase of any product or service.  All charges appearing on user's account, credit card, or other payment mechanism are the responsibility of the user.  Users are also responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to the purchase.

Personal financial information from above will be treated by Phoenix as described in Phoenix's Privacy Policy.

Submissions

Where permitted, users may submit any text, images, data, or other materials ("content") to the site.  In so doing, users acknowledge and agree that the grant of content to Phoenix is a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide right and license to link to, use, reproduce, transmit, modify, adapt, publish, display, perform, distribute, and translate content.

Further, by submitting content to the site, users certify ownership authority to grant such rights to Phoenix and acknowledge that the burden of determining whether any content posted or transmitted to the site by user is protected by copyright rests solely with user.

Contests and Promotions

Users acknowledge that if and when Phoenix sponsors contests and promotions ("special program"), or third parties sponsor a special program in conjunction with the site, either Phoenix or the third party will post terms and conditions in the official rules and/or registration area for the special program that apply to the particular special program.  Those terms and conditions, to the extent they conflict with this agreement, will govern that particular special program.

Privacy

Personal information that Web site users provide in connection with purchases, contests, polls, chat rooms, forums, or other usages of the Web site or site-related services is collected by Phoenix.  Any such information will be treated as described in Phoenix's Privacy Policy.

Use of Secure Area and Password

With Phoenix's grant of a password, users are given access to any password-protected area on the site.  Users may not distribute the password to others unless first granted Phoenix's written authorization to do so.  Users are responsible for all uses of their password.

Content Monitoring

Users acknowledge and agree that Phoenix has the right, but not the responsibility, to monitor the site and site-related services, including without limitation chat rooms and forums, and to disclose any information to any third party in order to operate the site properly; to protect itself, its sponsors and users of the site; to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests; or to respond to any circumstance that Phoenix deems to be an emergency.  Phoenix reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, that are unacceptable, offensive, or in violation of this agreement, in the sole determination of Phoenix.

Warranty Information

The Web site, including any content or information contained within it or any site-related service, or any product or service licensed or purchased through the site, is provided on an "as is" basis without warranties of any kind, with express, implied, or statutory, including but not limited to warranties of title, non-infringement, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, other than those warranties which are incapable of exclusion, restriction, or modification under the laws applicable to this agreement.  Users acknowledge that any warranty provided in connection with any of the products or services described herein is provided solely by the owner, advertiser, or manufacturer of that product and/or service, and not by the site and/or site-related services.  Users assume total responsibility and risk for their use of this site and site-related services.

Neither Phoenix, nor its employees, agents, sponsors, third-party content providers, or licensors are responsible or liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive, or other damages under any contract, negligence, strict liability, or other theory arising out of or relating in any way to the site, site-related services, and/or content or information contained within the site.  Users specifically acknowledge that Phoenix is not liable for the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of other users or third-parties, and that the risk of injury from the foregoing rests entirely with the user.  Users' sole remedy for dissatisfaction with the site, site-related services, and/or content or information contained within the site is to stop using the site and/or those services.

Although Phoenix attempts to ensure the integrity of the site, the possibility exists that the site could include inaccuracies or errors, unauthorized additions, deletions, or alterations made by third parties to the site.  Phoenix makes no guarantees whatsoever as to its completeness, correctness, or accuracy.  In the event that such an inaccuracy arises, please inform Phoenix at webcomm@ps.edu.

In many instances, the content available through the site represents the opinions and judgments of the respective information provider, Web site user, or other user not under contract with Phoenix.  Phoenix neither endorses nor is responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any opinion, advice, or statement made on the site by anyone other than authorized Phoenix employee spokespersons while acting in their official capacities.  Under no circumstances will Phoenix be liable for any loss or damage caused by the user's reliance on information obtained through the site.  It is the user's responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, opinion, advice, or other content available through the site.

Links to Other Web Sites and Services

To the extent the site contains links to outside services and resources ("linked sites"), Phoenix neither endorses nor is affiliated with the linked sites and is not responsible for any content that appears on the linked sites.  Users are encouraged to review any privacy policy or terms of service posted on the linked sites.  The respective owners of the linked sites neither endorse nor are affiliated with Phoenix.

Parental Control Provisions

Pursuant to 47 U.S.C. Section 230(d), as amended, Phoenix hereby notifies users that parental control protections (such as computer hardware, software, or filtering services) are commercially available that may assist users in limiting access to material that is harmful to minors.  Information identifying current providers of such protections is available at the Web sites of the Electronic Frontier Foundation:  http://www.eff.org and America Links Up:  http://www.netparents.org/.

Void where Prohibited

Although the site is accessible worldwide, not all products or services discussed or referenced in or on the site are available to all persons or in all geographic locations or jurisdictions.  Phoenix reserves the right to limit the availability of the site and/or the provision of any product or service to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction it so desires, in Phoenix's sole discretion, and to limit the quantities of any such product or service that it provides.  Any offer for any product or service made on the site is void where prohibited.

Restricted Rights Legend

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the government is subject to the restriction as set forth in the Technical Data and Computer Software Clause in DFARS 227.7202 and FAR 12.212, as applicable.  Supplier is Phoenix Seminary, 7901 East Shea Boulevard, Scottsdale, Arizona 85260.

Miscellaneous

This agreement is entered into in the state of California and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of California, exclusive of its choice of law rules.  Each party to this agreement hereby submits to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in the state of California, and waives any jurisdictional, venue, or inconvenient forum objections to such courts.  In any action to enforce this agreement, the prevailing party will be entitled to costs and attorneys' fees.  In the event that any of the provisions of this agreement shall be held by a court or other tribunal or competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable, such provisions shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable.

This agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties hereto pertaining to the subject matter herein, and any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements existing between the parties hereto are expressly canceled.  No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default.  Any heading, caption, or paragraph title contained in this agreement is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any paragraph or provision herein.

Phoenix may at any time change the site, including eliminating or discontinuing any content or feature of the site, restricting its availability or limiting the amount of use permitted.  Such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions shall be effective immediately upon notice thereof, which may be given by any means including, but not limited to, posting on the site, or by electronic mail, or by conventional mail.  Use of the site after such notice shall be deemed to constitute user's acceptance of such changes, modifications, additions, or deletions.

Phoenix Seminary
7901 East Shea Boulevard
Phoenix, Arizona  85260

12/31/2018

Global Consent to Do Business Electronically

By proceeding with registration, you are consenting to conduct transactions and enter into agreements electronically, with no paper confirmation of said transactions/agreements to be provided. These transactions/agreements may occur at any time during your academic career and may include but are not limited to any of the below stated items. Phoenix Seminary may provide communications and engage in transactions with you in paper form at any time, despite this consent. This includes receiving all communications via the institution’s primary method of contact, which includes but is not limited to personal email account, via the student portal, PS.com or by phone/text to any active phone number provided by me in my student record. Communications may include the following:

  • Student Accounts documents that may include but are not limited to billing statements, statement changes, payment plan changes, payment due notifications, late payment notices, account holds, collections, legislative notice requirements, and tax document availability.
  • Registration Documents that include but are not limited to FERPA Release Requests, Graduation Applications, ordering Official Transcripts, release of information to third parties, and Student Verification Request Forms.
  • Admission Documents that include but are not limited to Applications for Admission, Admissions Offer Acceptance.
  • Financial Aid Documents that include but are not limited to Accepting/Declining Financial Aid Awards, Release, or Return Funds including Title IV funds.
  • Miscellaneous Documents that include but are not limited to receipt of consumer information about the Seminary that may be required by law or regulation such as any disclosure, consent, waiver, release, or notice.
  • This consent also includes consent to receive your 1098T statement electronically in the student portal, where it will be available annually from January 31 for a minimum of three years from issuance. If you want to retain a paper copy of any record provided electronically you should print a copy from your student portal account. Any post-consent request for the statement in paper form will be considered a withdrawal of consent.

 

I specifically consent to receive my year-end 1098T tax form electronically via my student portal unless I have taken the appropriate measures to opt-out of electronic delivery, in which case a paper copy will be made available. To opt out and request a paper copy, I must email a notice to: finance@ps.edu

Written notice must include your specific request to opt-out of the electronic delivery option for your 1098T document and verification of your current address on file with the institution. If your address is incorrect, you must update your address information via student your portal prior to submitting this request. My request must be received by Phoenix Seminary no later than October 31st of the tax year for which I wish to elect paper delivery. If I do not fulfill the opt-out requirements by the stated deadline, I will be able to view and print a copy of my 1098T by accessing my student portal. Although the duration of this agreement is indefinite, I may withdraw my consent by following the instructions above. Confirmation of my consent withdrawal will be sent to my personal email address.

In order to conduct business electronically with Phoenix Seminary, you must use a computer with a supported operating system and internet browser, sufficient electronic storage capacity on the computer's hard drive or other data storage unit, a printer that is capable of printing from the browser, and email software. If you do not agree with any of these items, or have questions about this consent request, email: finance@ps.edu.

Safety

Phoenix Seminary is committed to providing a safe campus environment for students, faculty and staff. Students, faculty and staff are encouraged to report criminal actions, need for repairs, and emergencies as quickly as possible.  The Administrative staff makes every effort to quickly inform the seminary community of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students, faculty and staff.

Campus Crime Statistics/Clery Act Reporting

Each fall, as required by the Higher Education Amendment of 1990, Phoenix Seminary publishes a Clery Act Report (security policies in Student Handbook) and Campus Crime Statistics. This updated report is available by on bulletin boards in student, employee, and public areas of the campus.  It has also been distributed to current and in-coming students.

Student Right to Know & Campus Security Act

The Student Right‐to‐Know and Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities receiving federal funds to notify community members as to who is considered a campus security authority. The U.S. Department of Education defines a campus security authority as (1) a campus law enforcement unit; and (2) an individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as the individual or organization that has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, but does not have significant counseling responsibilities. For the purposes of meeting the requirements set forth in the act, Phoenix Seminary campus security authorities include:

  • Nancy Stocking, Human Resources Manager (602.429.4948)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard between 4:00 pm and 10:30 pm (480)797-3526

All campus security authorities are required to report criminal occurrences to the Scottsdale Police Department who have the only authority to arrest. Campus security authorities will document all crimes reported to them using the Crime Incident Report Form. It is the responsibility of the campus security authorities to investigate reports of criminal activity on campus. Students may make a voluntary confidential report to the Human Resources Manager or the Vice President of Operations by stating so when making a report.

Timely Warning Policy

A Campus Crime Alert / Timely Warning is issued to heighten safety awareness and to provide students, faculty, and staff with timely notification of crimes that are considered to represent a serious or continuing threat to the campus community. The alert will provide pertinent information related to the crime and suspect, and will also seek information that may lead to arrest and conviction of offender(s). The Vice President of Operations is responsible for preparing and issuing Alerts / Timely Warnings, and will make the decision as to whether to issue an Alert / Timely Warning on a case‐by‐case basis considering the facts surrounding a crime, including factors such as the nature of the crime, the continuing danger to the campus community, and the possible risk of compromising law enforcement efforts. Information for Alerts / Timely Warnings may also come from other law enforcement agencies or other officers. Alerts/Timely Warnings are issued to the campus community as soon as pertinent information about the crime is available. Alerts/Timely Warnings are delivered by e‐mail and posted on bulletin boards on campus. Campus Crime Alerts/Timely Warnings include:

  • A description of the incident and type of crime, including location, date and time of occurrence
  • A physical description of the suspect, including gender and race
  • Composite drawing of the suspect, if available
  • Apparent connection to previous incidents, if applicable
  • Race of the victim (only if there was an apparent bias motive)
  • Sex of the victim (if relevant)
  • Injury sustained by the victim
  • Date and time the campus alert was released
  • A notice to the campus community to exercise caution

Campus Crime Statistics

The administrative staff of Phoenix Seminary makes every effort to maintain a secure campus. Each fall, as required by the Higher Education Amendment of 1990, Phoenix Seminary publishes a Campus Crime and Security Report. This updated report is available on the Phoenix Seminary website, in The Human Resources office, and on bulletin boards in student, employee, and public areas of the campus.

Phoenix Seminary does not provide on‐campus student housing.

Security Officer Information

  • Nancy Stocking, Human Resources Manager (602.429.4948)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard between 4:00 pm and 10:30 pm (480)797-3526

Crime Statistics

You can access the annual Campus Crime Statistics. here.  The report contains information regarding criminal offenses, hate crimes and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Offenses.  If you would like a paper copy, please submit your request in writing to nstocking@ps.edu.

Campus Security Policies

Phoenix Seminary is committed to providing a safe campus environment for students, faculty and staff. The Administrative staff makes every effort to quickly inform the seminary community of crimes that represent a threat to the safety of students, faculty and staff. Phoenix Seminary publishes and disseminates an annual report disclosing campus security policies and crime statistics in compliance with the Higher Education Amendment of 1990. A copy of this report can also be found on the student lounge bulletin board.

Clery Act Report 2020

Campus Security Authorities

The Student Right‐to‐Know and Campus Security Act requires colleges and universities receiving federal funds to notify community members as to who is considered a campus security authority. The U.S. Department of Education defines a campus security authority as (1) a campus law enforcement unit; and (2) an individual or organization specified in an institution’s statement of campus security policy as the individual or organization that has significant responsibility for student and campus activities, but does not have significant counseling responsibilities. For the purposes of meeting the requirements set forth in the act, Phoenix Seminary campus security authorities include:

  • Nancy Stocking, Human Resources Manager (602.429.4948)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard between 4:00 pm and 10:30 pm (480)797-3526

All campus security authorities are required to report criminal occurrences to the Scottsdale Police Department who have the only authority to arrest. Campus security authorities will document all crimes reported to them using the Crime Incident Report Form. It is the responsibility of the campus security authorities to investigate reports of criminal activity on campus. Students may make a voluntary confidential report to the Human Resources Manager by stating so when making a report.

Crime Log

All crimes reported to the campus security authorities are kept in the Crime Log. The Log will include the nature, date, time, and general location of each crime as well as its disposition if known. Incidents are to be included within two business days but certain limited information may be withheld to protect victim confidentiality, ensure the integrity of ongoing investigations or to keep a suspect from fleeing. The Log is publicly available during regular business hours and is located in Human Resources.

Three Year Crime Statistics Campus Report

The following data represents Phoenix Seminary’s annual crime statistics for 2017, 2018, and 2019 as required by the Clery and SaVE Acts:

Phoenix Seminary
2019 Annual Security Report
 On CampusPublic Property
Offenses
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter00
Negligent Manslaughter00
Robbery00
Aggravated Assault00
Burglary00
Motor Vehicle Theft00
Robbery00
Arson00
Sex Offenses
Rape00
Fondling00
Incest00
Statiutory Rape00
Violence Against Women
Domestic Violence00
Dating Violence00
Stalking00
Hate Crimes
Race00
Gender00
Religion00
Sexual Orientation00
Ethnicity00
National Origin00
Disability00
Gender Identity00
Arrests
Weapons00
Drug Abuse Violations00
Liquor Law Violations00
Referrals for Disciplinary Action
Weapons00
Drug Abuse Violations00
Liquor Law Violations00
   
   
Phoenix Seminary
2018 Annual Security Report
 On CampusPublic Property
Offenses
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter00
Negligent Manslaughter00
Robbery00
Aggravated Assault00
Burglary00
Motor Vehicle Theft00
Robbery00
Arson00
Sex Offenses
Rape00
Fondling00
Incest00
Statiutory Rape00
Violence Against Women
Domestic Violence00
Dating Violence00
Stalking10
Hate Crimes
Race00
Gender00
Religion00
Sexual Orientation00
Ethnicity00
National Origin00
Disability00
Gender Identity00
Arrests
Weapons00
Drug Abuse Violations00
Liquor Law Violations00
Referrals for Disciplinary Action
Weapons00
Drug Abuse Violations00
Liquor Law Violations00
   
   
Phoenix Seminary
2017 Annual Security Report
 On CampusPublic Property
Offenses
Murder/ Non-Negligent Manslaughter00
Negligent Manslaughter00
Robbery00
Aggravated Assault00
Burglary00
Motor Vehicle Theft00
Robbery00
Arson00
Sex Offenses
Rape00
Fondling00
Incest00
Statiutory Rape00
Violence Against Women
Domestic Violence00
Dating Violence00
Stalking00
Hate Crimes
Race00
Gender00
Religion00
Sexual Orientation00
Ethnicity00
National Origin00
Disability00
Gender Identity00
Arrests
Weapons00
Drug Abuse Violations00
Liquor Law Violations00
Referrals for Disciplinary Action
Weapons00
Drug Abuse Violations00
Liquor Law Violations00

 

Emergency Response, Evacuation, and Notifications

Emergencies, accidents and injuries can happen at any time and place. Being prepared mentally and physically is the best defense. Each of us must take a pro‐active approach and although not every incident can be covered here, the following procedures can help you should an emergency or accident arise:

  • Familiarize yourself with your surroundings
  • Know the locations of the exits
  • All classrooms and the student lounge have fire/emergency escape plans by the doors – make yourself aware of the closest exit
  • Know the locations of the fire extinguishers and how to use them
  • Know where the closest phone is to call 911
  • Be aware of what is going on around you
  • Lock your car and don’t leave valuables in it
  • Have the security guard walk with you to your car if you feel uneasy or see any unfamiliar people on campus

For all life threatening accidents or those involving serious injury, call 911 immediately. If a non-life threatening accident or emergency takes place between 8:30 and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, please report it to the Receptionist or Human Resources. If it takes place outside of those hours and days, please report it to your professor or the security guard on campus.

The Vice President of Operations will prepare and issue Emergency Notifications if needed.

Accident Response

  • In case of a medical emergency, call 911 immediately
  • If the accident or injury is not serious, contact the Receptionist, security guard or your professor

Fire Response

  • Vacate the fire area
  • Call 911
  • Evacuate the building
  • Notify the Receptionist, security guard or your professor

Suspicious Persons on Campus

It is sometimes difficult to determine who does or does not belong on campus. There are situations where a person’s actions such as prowling parking lots, looking into cars or verbal comments raise suspicions. We depend on faculty, students and staff to notify security immediately if you encounter an individual or situation you feel is out of place or suspicious.

Policy for Preparing the Annual Disclosure of Campus Crime Statistics

All campus security records compiled and maintained by Phoenix Seminary shall be considered law enforcement records and are governed by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act of 1998 (formerly the Crime Awareness and Security Act of 1990). Each fall, as required by the Higher Education Amendment of 1990, Phoenix Seminary publishes a Campus Crime and Security Report. This updated report is available on here, in and on bulletin boards in student, employee, and public areas of the campus. For more information, contact the Human Resources Manager.

To make a report for the purpose of making timely warnings and the annual statistical disclosure please do so with the following persons:

  • Nancy Stocking, Human Resources Manager (602.429.4948)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard between 4:00 pm and 10:30 pm (480)797-3526

Phoenix Seminary does have a voluntary confidential reporting system for the annual crime statistics. To make a confidential report, please see the Human Resources Manager and state that your report is confidential.

Safety of and Access to Campus Facilities

Phoenix Seminary makes every effort to maintain a secure campus. The campus is well‐lighted, landscaping is maintained and has a security guard on duty Monday through Friday, 4:00 pm to 10:30 pm. The security guard actively patrols the parking lot and is available to escort students to their cars after evening classes.

Policy of Campus Law Enforcement

Phoenix Seminary campus security authorities include:

  • Nancy Stocking, Human Resources Manager (602.429.4948)
  • The On‐Campus Security Guard between 4:00 pm and 10:30 pm (480)797-3526

The campus security authorities will report criminal occurrences to the Scottsdale Police Department who have the only authority to arrest. Campus security authorities will work with state and local agencies when a crime occurs. Scottsdale Seminary encourages its students to make accurate and prompt reports of all crimes to the campus security authorities and the Scottsdale Police Department.

Programs to Inform Students

Security procedures and preventions are listed in the Student Handbook and are discussed at New Student Orientation held at the beginning of each academic year.

Phoenix Seminary has a policy of no alcoholic beverages on campus or at any school function. Underage drinking laws and laws regarding possession, use and sale of illegal drugs will be strictly enforced. Students must adhere to the Student Conduct Policy located in Appendix I in the Student Handbook.

Students in Distress

Counseling is available to students who are distressed in any fashion. This includes alcohol and drug dependence and/or abuse. This policy is listed in the Student Handbook. A list of drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, and rehabilitation programs available to students are listed in Appendix I of the Student Handbook.

Responding to a Sexual Assault

Should a sexual assault occur, contact the police and/or the campus security authority immediately. It is important to preserve evidence for proof of a criminal offense. The Human Resources Manager will be available to assist you in any way. Should a student request a change in their academic registration or schedule as a result of a sexual assault, Phoenix Seminary will honor that request if the change is reasonably available. The accuser and accused are entitled to the same opportunities to have others present during any Seminary imposed disciplinary proceedings and both shall be informed of the outcome of any institutional disciplinary proceedings brought alleging a sex offense. Campus disciplinary procedures are listed in Appendix I (Page 176) of the Student Handbook. Information on Registered Sex Offenders can be obtained at: www.azdps.gov

Victims’ Rights in Arizona

Anyone reporting a crime including sexual assault is afforded the following Basic Victim’s Rights in Arizona:

  • To be informed of rights at various stages of the process.
  • To be treated with fairness, respect, and dignity.
  • To receive notice of proceedings.
  • To receive notice of offender’s release.
  • To attend proceedings.
  • To be heard at proceedings.
  • To confer with the prosecutor.
  • To a speedy trial and disposition.
  • To refuse an interview with the Defendant or defense attorney.
  • To prompt restitution.

Registered Sex Offenders

Information on Registered Sex Offenders living in the area can be found at https://icrimewatch.net/index.php?AgencyID=55662.

Federal Emergency Cares Act and CRRSA Grants (HEERF)

For more information visit our Federal Emergency Cares Act and CRRSA Grants (HEERF) page.

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