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Student Travel Policy

Student Travel Policy

To be eligible to participate or represent the College, a student must meet the following criteria:
  1. Must be currently enrolled at SBC.
  2. Must not be on Academic Probation.
  3. Must not have received an “F” in the last term of attendance at SBC or any other college.
  4. Must have completed 75% of classes initially enrolled in during the last term of attendance at SBC.
  5. Must maintain a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA).
  6. Must have and maintain greater than 75% attendance from beginning of semester of travel to actual travel date in each course.
  7. Must be maintaining a 2.00 Grade Point Average in the current term.
  8. Must have written approval of satisfactory academic progress as certified on form SBC-001, available through the Retention Coordinator’s office. A student must complete the initial approval before travel arrangements are made, and again complete final approval before travel is allowed.1 To remain eligible for travel, a student must not drop a course or courses after the initial approval has been made.
  9. Must follow travel policies and procedures as outlined in the Financial Management Policies and Procedures of SBC and the signed student travel agreement.
  10. If required for activity, student must have been an active participant in fundraising.
  11. Students with greater than or equal to $2,000 total debt to Sitting Bull College, excluding current semester enrolled, as of the date the initial travel request is signed, will not be allowed to travel.

    Students with less than $2,000 total debt to Sitting Bull College, excluding current semester enrolled, as of the date the initial travel request is signed, will be allowed to travel provided:
    1. Student has completed debt repayment agreement for tuition, books and fees prior to the start of the current term and has not missed any scheduled payments and has made at least one payment.
    2. Student must not have any other outstanding debt to the college. Outstanding debt is calculated as the balance at the end of the prior month, minus any payments received since and anticipated assistance from outside sources (not financial aid).
      Students who do not fulfill terms of the debt repayment agreement after travel will be assessed a service charge of 20% of the travel costs and will not be allowed to travel until debt is paid in full.
  12. During travel students must comply with Sitting Bull College’s Student Code of Conduct. Failure to do so shall result in disciplinary action.
The policy does not apply to field trips that involve the entire class.
1If travel costs are incurred for the student and the student is unable to fulfill the travel obligation, the student will be required to pay back all expenditures to the College (plane tickets, registration costs, hotel deposits, etc.).