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Student Affairs

Email: studentaffairs@king.edu
Phone: 423.652.4740

Where can I get my immunization record?

Check with your parents, high school, post-secondary school, college you attended, or previous employers (including the military).

What immunizations are required for attendance?

MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella), Varicella (Chicken Pox), Hepatitis B, and Meningococcal Meningitis. 

Do I have to turn in proof of Varicella (Chicken Pox)?

All students born after January 1, 1980 must show either a history of chicken pox, a positive Varicella antibody, or two doses of vaccine given at least one month apart if immunized at the age of 13 or older meets the requirement.

What if I'm unable to locate proof of my MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella)?

MMR vaccines can NOT be waived. You may have an Adult MMR Booster (www.cdc.gov/vaccines) or a Titer Test (www.nlm.nih.gov).

What if I cannot provide proof of Hepatitis B or Meningitis vaccine?

Both of these vaccines can be waived. You need to read and sign the Hepatitis B and Meningitis waiver.

When is the deadline for completing the student immunization record?

All immunization records need to be turned in by the first semester of enrollment. 

Does the student immunization form require a health care provider's signature?

No. If you can provide an official copy from your local health dept, high school, college you may be transferring from, or a form provided by your doctor's office. If you cannot provide an official copy, then you will need to have the health care provider's signature.

Do GPS students have to turn in an immunization record?

TN state law chapter 1200-14-1-29 says that "All students born after January 1, 1957 must be vaccinated with TWO doses of MMR vaccine." TN requires that all students entering both public and private institutions within the state receive both hepatitis B vaccine and meningococcal vaccine or that they sign and submit a waiver. Exception: GPS students enrolled in an Online Program do not have to turn in an immunization record.

When will applications be available for the LAUNCH committee and co-chair positions?

LAUNCH co-chairs and the committee will be selected in October.

How do I get involved in campus life at King?

If you are interested in becoming involved in campus life you can contact Emily Loudon, ecloudon@king.edu, 423.652.4341 or speak with an SGA representative for more information.

What ways can I be involved in campus life at King?

There are numerous ways to get involved at King including: athletics, intramurals, SGA, SLACK, Student Ministry teams and multiple student organizations. For a complete list of student organizations please see the student handbook or contact the Assistant Dean for Student Engagement.

When do I receive my copy of the Student Handbook?

New and returning residential students will receive a copy of the handbook by their RA when they check in to the resident hall. New commuter students will receive a copy at the check-in table and continuing commuter students will pick up their copy from the Student Affairs located in Maclellan Hall, Room 12. The Student Handbook is also available online.

Where do I pick up a copy of the Student Handbook if I did not receive one at the beginning of the academic year?

Student Affairs Office, Maclellan Hall, Room 12.

Who do I speak with if I have a question about a policy in the Student Handbook?

The Associate Vice President for Student Success Affairs/Dean of Students or Vice President for Student Affairs.

Who do I speak with if I have an addition to the calendar section of the student handbook for my club, group or organization?

Executive Secretary to the Vice President for Student Affairs.

What should I do if I have a concern about a student?

You can contact the Dean of Students to advise them of a concern regarding a student. They will gather information from you and then work with the team to develop an action plan. Please note: if you feel a student is in immediate need or harm, you should contact emergency services or campus security.

What is the King Honor Code?

On my honor, I pledge to abide by the King policies described in the Student Handbook. I understand that students of King are to be honest in words and actions, in particular, not to lie, cheat, plagiarize, or steal. I pledge to conduct myself in a manner based on Christian values and to require the same of fellow students. I understand that a violation of this Honor Code may result in my appearance before the Honor Council.

What happens if I violate the King Honor Code?

You will be subject to the Student Conduct System as outlined in the King Student Handbook.

What is SGA?

SGA is the Student Government Association and consists of students elected to represent various classes as well as executive officers.

How do I get involved in SGA?

Meetings are held weekly on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. in Kline Hall. Elections are held each year in the Spring for the upcoming year.

What is Experience DC?

An experiential learning trip to Washington, DC, held in mid-September for all new freshmen.

Are all freshmen required to attend Experience DC?

Yes, we expect all freshmen to participate in the trip.

What Academic Support Services are available?

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) houses a Writing Center, Speaking Center, Math Center, and Learning Resource Center. Each is staffed by a qualified faculty/staff member and the team leader is Lisa Yokshas, Learning Specialist (x4303).

What if I have a disability?

You will need to provide appropriate documentation to Lisa Yokshas, Learning Specialist, who will then work with you on accommodations.

What if I have special dietary needs?

Please contact the Director of Food Services. Dietary needs will be accommodates as appropriate.

Where do I get a new/replacement student ID?

The Student Affairs Office, Maclellan Hall, Room 12.

I have lost my student ID.  How much will it cost me to replace my ID?

A new ID will cost $5.00. This will be charged to your student account.

My ID has broken.  How much will it cost me to get a new one?

When you turn in your broken ID, there is no charge for a replacement.

What do I do when my ID card is not working on the residence hall door?

Bring your card by the Student Affairs and they will re-encode it for you or print out a new card if needed.

How do I reserve a guest room on campus?

Call the Student Affairs Office at 423.652.4740.

How do I reserve the Widner TV Lounge?

Call the Student Affairs Office at 423.652.4740.

How do I reserve the King’s Den?

Call the Student Affairs Office at 423.652.4740.

How do I get involved with the planning of the Dogwood Banquet and Ball?

Call the Student Affairs Office at 423.652.4740.

How do I get involved with the planning of the Fall Ball?

Call the Student Affairs Office at 423.652.4740.

How do I get access to the Student Center Complex?

Call the Student Affairs Office at 423.652.4740.

What do I do if the residence hall washers and dryers are not working?

Call the Residence Life Office at 423.652.4743 with the number on the machine and state the problem.

What do I do if the washers and dryers take my money?

Call the Student Affairs Office at 423.652.4740.

I need to see a doctor/dentist. What do I do?

There are several Quick Care and Urgent Care facilities in the Yellow Pages. If you need additional assistance and are a residential student, please contact your Area Coordinator, or come by the Student Affairs Office.

I'm looking for an apartment or house to rent?

Contact the Student Affairs Office at 423.652.4740.

I received a call that I have a package at the Switchboard?

Contact the switchboard at 423.652.4797 it is located downstairs in the E.W. King building.