Hood Theological Seminary Student Orientation


Thanks so much for your desire to be a student at Hood Theological Seminary

The President, Deans, faculty, staff and current students welcome you as you embark on this journey to be a part of the Hood family in your endeavor to realize your calling into ministry.

Over the next 30-45 minutes, as you will review videos and forms, we will get acquainted with the Hood family. You will review or get connected to areas from financial aid, chapel to the library.


Introductions

From Our President


From Our Dean of Academics

Review these PowerPoints from our Dean of Academics:

MAC Overview 2021
MDiv Overview 2021
MTS Overview 2021


From Our Dean of Students

From Our Chief of Security-Information:

James Milton Audio

From our Director,
Doctor of Ministry Program

Review this PowerPoint from our Director:

DMin Overview 2021


Title IX/Non-Discrimination Policy

By its own ethos and in compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Hood Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, military status, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy and parenting status, creed or any other protected class, or other non-merit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities and employment, housing, including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era, as required by applicable laws and regulations.

LEARN MOREAudio from Angela Davis-Baxter


Forms & Downloads

Please download, complete and send to admissions@hoodseminary.edu


Required Campus Information


Library & Writing Center


Financial Information

  • Tuition and Fees for 2021-2022
  • Payment Options: https://www.hoodseminary.edu/future-students/fundi...
  • Financial Aid: https://www.hoodseminary.edu/future-students/fundi...
  • Scholarship Support: https://www.hoodseminary.edu/funding-your-educatio...
  • Housing & Meal Plans: https://www.hoodseminary.edu/future-students/admis...



  • Criminal Behavior & Sexual Misconduct Declaration

    Please take a moment to respond to the following questions and sign below.

    In the spirit of concern for the safety of the Hood community and that of the congregations and agencies who partner with us in the Practice of Ministry and Mission program, we require applicants to answer the following questions and to sign below. Be assured that as a seminary, we believe in repentance and renewal. Therefore, we will not necessarily decline an applicant on the basis of past criminal behavior. Applicants will not be disqualified on the basis of their political actions or affiliations.

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    1. Have you ever been charged with a crime?
    2. If "Yes" were you found guilty?
    3. Have you ever been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment with a child, youth, or adult?
    4. Have you ever been dismissed or resigned from any position, volunteer or salaried, because of an accusation of criminal or sexual misconduct on your part?

    My electronic signature indicates that all the information contained in my application is factually correct and honestly presented. I understand that false representation may result in denial, revocation of admission, or separation from the seminary. My signature also authorizes the seminary to complete a criminal background check.




    Non Discrimination & Harassment Policy and Procedure

    By its own ethos and in compliance with the requirements of Title IX, Hood Theological Seminary does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, ancestry, physical or mental disabilities, military status, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy and parenting status, creed or any other protected class, or other non-merit reasons, in admissions, educational programs or activities and employment, housing, including employment of disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam Era, as required by applicable laws and regulations.

    The Seminary’s Title IX Coordinator oversees compliance with all aspects of the sex/gender harassment, discrimination and misconduct policy. The Coordinator is housed in the Office of Financial Aid. Questions about this policy should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator. Anyone wishing to make a report relating to discrimination or harassment may do so by reporting the concern to the Title IX Coordinator:

    The responsibility for, and the protection of this commitment, extends to students, faculty, administration, staff, contractors, and those who develop or participate in seminary programs. It encompasses every aspect of employment and every student and community activity.

    Any person who believes she or he has been discriminated against or harassed by Hood Theological Seminary or its employee(s) on the basis of any status listed above, may request informal assistance and/or lodge a formal grievance. If the complaint is against that designee, the complainant should report the matter to the president’s office for referral to an alternate designee.

    Complete Acknowledgement
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    The policy and procedures are located in the Student Handbook. I have received the Title IX Non Discrimination and Harassement Policy for Hood Theological Seminary, and I understand that is my responsibility to read and comply with the polices contained in the handbook and any revisions made to it. In addition I have received training.




    Hood Theological Seminary Student Emergency Contact Information

    All commuter and residential students are required to complete and return Emergency Contact Information form. This information will be used by Hood Theological Seminary officials only in the event of a personal and/or academic emergency. Please complete and return to the office of Admissions.

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    Contact Information
    Primary Emergency Contact
    Secondary Emergency Contact
    Are you allergic to anything?

    Would you like to inform us of any medications you are taking?

    Do you have any medical, mobility or health concerns of which we should be aware?

    This information requested on this form is confidential and for emergency use only.In the event of a medical emergency, this information will be used by Hood Theological Seminary and emergency personnel. Please be honest when completing all pertinent information.

    In case of emergency, I give permission for my information to be released to emergency personnel. I also agree that any of my emergency contacts listed on this form may be notified in an emergency, as needed.




    Tobacco-free Campus

    Hood Theological Seminary (HTS) is a tobacco-free campus. In order to provide a safe, healthy, and clean learning environment for students, staff, faculty, and visitors, we thank all persons for refraining from the use of tobacco products on campus. Tobacco use and second-hand smoke have been identified by the Surgeon General to be the cause of preventablediseases. Thus, effectiveJuly 1, 2014, the use of tobacco products (including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, and any other items containing or reasonably resembling tobaccos or tobacco products) by students, staff, faculty, and visitors are prohibited on all HTS properties and campuses. All areas on the campus – including personal residences – are designated as non-smoking areas. This prohibition includes campus buildings, sidewalks, parking lots, building entrances, common areas, and in seminary-operatedvehicles. Students, employees, and visitors who violate the seminary’s tobacco-free policy are subject to a $50.00 fine (first offense) and a recommendation for dismissal from campus (second offense) for that particular day. All fines, if levied, will be added to the Seminary’s weekly offering for charitable causes. Security Safety personnel are authorized to issue citations for violations of this policy, to refer persons for disciplinary action, and if appropriate, to ask persons to leave the campus. HTS is committed to support all students and employees who desire to stop using tobacco products. HTS will consult with appropriate health organizations and resources to identifyprograms and opportunities for students and employees to access support systems, programs, and services that encourage them to abstain from the use of and addiction to tobacco products.
    TobaccoTreatment Resources American CancerSociety – www.cancer.org American Lung Association – www.lung.org Center for Disease Control – www.cdc.gov/tabacco American HeartAssociation – www.americanheart.org Tobacco Free U – www.tobaccofreeu.org My LastDip – www.mylastdip.org Kill the Can – www.killthecan.org www.smokefree.gov Campaign forTobacco Free Kids – www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/smoking

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    You will be contacted via email or phone by your Advisor, the Registrar, Financial Aid, and Business Office