Consumer Information

Per federal regulation, Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) must disclose to its current students, prospective students, and employees certain consumer information. It is our intent to provide complete and easy access to any information needed to comply with this federal mandate. Following are direct links to the requisite consumer information on NNU's website regarding (among others) Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Admissions, Financial Aid, Study Abroad, Graduation Rates, and Campus Security.

General Institutional Information

Constitution Day

Each educational institution that recieves Federal funds for a fiscal year shall hold an educational program on the United States Constitution on September 17 of such year for the students served by the educational institution, commemorating the September 17, 1787 signing of the Constitution. If September 17 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or holiday, Consitution Day shall be held during the preceding or following week. NNU fulfills this requirement each year by holding a Constitution Day trivia competition, while also providing interesting information and copies of the Constitution for students to view. 

Copyright Infringment

Sharing files without the permission of the copyright owner puts you at risk for substantial legal penalties. Information regarding such penalties can be found in the "Copyright Infringement and Remedies" documents maintained by the U.S. Copyright Office. Permission can be obtained to post articles that the NNU Library does not subscribe to. Information regarding that process, as well as more information on what is covered under copyright law, can be found on the library website. Copyright infringement also violates the Academic Integrity policy of NNU, and could result in disciplinary action from the University. Read more about academic integrity at NNU.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance reflects the amount of money a typical student is projected to need for school-related expenses during the academic year. This is based on tuition and fee costs, room and board costs, as well as estimated amounts for books, travel, and personal expenses. The Office of Financial Aid publishes estimated costs of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Actual expenses can vary depending on a number of factors, including but not limited to: number of credits being taken, degree program, and housing arrangements. Read the [cost of attendance for undergraduates, adult and professional students, and graduates](http://financialaid.nnu.edu/cost-of-attendance](http://financialaid.nnu.edu/cost-of-attendance). For questions concerning the cost of attendance, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (208) 467-8638 or financialaid@nnu.edu.

Default Rate

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain federal loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. Three years after the cohort of borrowers cease attending an institution is the first time the default rate is measured. NNU's most recent Federal 3 year cohort default rate for the FY2015 cohort is 3.2.

Disability Services

Disability services at NNU exists to ensure access to the University and its programs by students with disabilities. NNU's office of Disability Services coordinates and provides reasonable accommodations, advocates for an accessible and hospitable learning environment, and promotes self-determination on the part of the individuals they serve. Students who qualify for and desire accommodations in this course due to a disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, must follow the NNU Disability Services Policies and Procedures as put forth by the office of Disability Services. Call (208) 467-8463 or email disabilityservices@nnu.edu for more information. In order to receive accommodations, the student must personally request specific services each semester. Services are not provided for a student automatically without a request. To access accommodations, the student must contact the Center for Academic Success and Advising (CASA) and comply with Disability Services' Policies and Procedures. Faculty and staff will work with students to ensure that accommodations are successfully accessed in each course, as applicable. Learn more about frequent accommodations provided by the office.

Facilities

A list of all campus facilities can be found on the NNU Campus Map. Instructional, laboratory, and other physical facilities which relate to the academic programs offered at NNU include the John & Orah Brandt Fine Arts and Convocation Center, Education, Social Work, and Counseling (ESWC) Building, Emerson Administration Building, Engineering Projects Lab, Fine Arts Building, Helstrom Business Center, Johnson Sports Center, Leah Peterson Learning Commons, Riley Library, Thomas Family Health & Science Center, and the Wiley Learning Center.

FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights can be viewed online. For questions regarding FERPA, please contact the Registrar at (208) 467-8548 or registrar@nnu.edu.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Colleges and universities are required to publicize their graduation rates. The graduation rate is calculated by indentifying all first-time freshman students as a cohort and tracking them to degree completion. See NNU's graduation rates. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time, first-year undergraduate students who continue at that school the next year. For example, a student who studies full-time in the fall semester and keeps on studying in the program in the next fall semester is counted in this rate. NNU's most recent retention rate is for Fall 2016 FF Retention. That rate is 75.92%.

Greivance Process

NNU is committed to resolving student concerns and complaints in a fair and expedited manner. Students who have a complaint are asked to follow the grievance processes outlined in the academic catalog. Issues can often be resolved by contacting the course faculty member. Those who do not believe their complaint has been handled in a fair and amicable manner may file a grievance with their home state using the contact information found this list of state consumer protection contacts. The entire academic appeals policy, including definitions of terms, is available in the Office of the Registrar.

Net Price Calculator

Net Price is the amount that a student pays to attend an institution in a single academic year after subtracting any scholarships and grants the student receives. Estimate your net price to attend NNU by using our Net Price Calculator. The calculator allows prospective students to enter information about themselves to find out what students like them paid to attend the institution, after taking grants and scholarships into account. Net price results from the calculator are estimates and are not final or binding, and may change. Note: A student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for federal student aid funds. For questions concerning the Net Price Calculator, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (208) 467-8638 or financialaid@nnu.edu.

Refund Policy

Undergraduate Refunds

All students withdrawing from NNU must complete the Request for Withdrawal from School form (select "Withdrawal from Semester - Undergraduate"). See the full refund schedule. Exceptions to the refund schedule will be considered for cases of medical or other hardship on a case-by-case basis upon request of the student and submission of appropriate documentation. For questions regarding the undergraduate refund policy, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 208-467-8548 or registrar@nnu.edu.

Adult and Professional Refunds

Students who withdraw from NNU prior to a course start date will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees charged for that course. Students who withdraw after a course begins shall receive a prorated refund of tuition and fees for the first 60% of the course. For information on withdrawal dates, please refer to the withdrawal portion of this site. A Withdrawal from Semester form can be found here: https://registrar.nnu.edu/registrar-forms/scheduling-forms (select "Withdrawal from Semester - Graduate & Adult & Professional Programs). Typically this form will be completed by a program coordinator. See the refund schedule. For questions regarding the Adult and Professional refund policy, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 208-467-8548 or registrar@nnu.edu.

Graduate Refunds

Students who withdraw from NNU prior to a course start date will receive a 100% refund of tuition and fees charged for that course. Students who withdraw after a course begins shall receive a prorated refund of tuition and fees for the first 60% of the course. For information on withdrawal dates, please refer to the withdrawal portion of this site. A Withdrawal from Semester form can be found here: https://registrar.nnu.edu/registrar-forms/scheduling-forms (select "Withdrawal from Semester - Graduate & Adult & Professional Programs). Typically this form will be completed by a program coordinator. See the refund schedule. For questions regarding the graduate refund policy, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 208-467-8548 or registrar@nnu.edu.

Requirements for Withdrawal

Undergraduate students wishing to drop all of their classes from the University should initiate the request by securing a withdrawal form from the Center for Academic Success and Advising. More information on how the process works can be found on the Financial Aid website. For Adult & Professional and Graduate students, the official process of withdrawing from the semester should be started by notifying their program coordinators. Learn more on the the Financial Aid website.

NOTE: Your financial aid may be affected by withdrawing. Please see "Return of Federal Financial Aid" below for more information.

For questions on the withdrawal process, please contact the Center for Academic Success and Advising at 208-467-8463.

Return of Federal Financial Aid

More information about the return of financial aid can be found at http://financialaid.nnu.edu/consumer-information/r2t4.

If a student withdraws from all courses during a semester, regardless of the reason, federal regulations require NNU to determine the amount of Title IV Federal Aid the student has earned. Funds are earned as a student completes each period.  If a student withdraws during his or her expected term of enrollment, the amount of Title IV aid the student has earned up to that point is determined by a specific formula. If the student received more assistance than has been earned at the time of withdrawal, the excess funds must be returned by the school and/or by the student to the federal government. This is referred to as a Return to Title IV (R2T4).

The Title IV aid programs that are covered by this federal requirement are:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Direct Loans (both subsidized and unsubsidized)
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • TEACH Grants
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants

More information regarding R2T4s, including how the withdrawal date is deteremined and how the amount of aid earned is deteremind, can be found here: http://financialaid.nnu.edu/consumer-information/r2t4.

For questions regarding R2T4, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or financialaid@nnu.edu.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) must be met in order to retain eligiblity for federal financial aid. SAP consists of tracking both cumulative GPA and pace of completion. The complete policy and requirements can be found here: https://financialaid.nnu.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress. For questions regarding SAP, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or financialaid@nnu.edu.

Textbook Information

Students can find various information concerning required textbooks, including retail price and ISBN, for their courses on the NNU Bookstore website. For questions regarding textbooks, please contact the Bookstore at (208) 467-8416 or bookstore@nnu.edu.

Transfer of Credit Policies

For undergraduate students, the determination of the transferability of credits is handled by the Office of the Registrar. For a comprehensive list of requirements and policies for transferring credits, click here: https://catalog.nnu.edu/cas/academic-perspectives/transfer-of-credits

Students enrolling at NNU with an Associate of Arts degree from a regionally accredited institution will typically receive junior standing. For more information regarding transfer to NNU with an Associate of Arts degree, click here: https://catalog.nnu.edu/cas/academic-perspectives/transfer-of-credits

Transfer students are encouraged to contact the Office of the Registrar to determine applicability of their coursework to a specific bachelor's degree. A complete transcript evaluation is available by sending the request with an official copy of the university's transcripts to: Registrar's Office, Northwest Nazarene University, 623 S University Blvd, Nampa, ID 83686

Graduate students may transfer credits when enrolling at NNU. The eligibilty for transfer of credit varies depending on the graduate degree program, and graduate students are encouraged to contact their program coordinators for more information.

For questions regarding the transferring of credits, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 208-467-8433 or registrar@nnu.edu.

Student Financial Assistance

Code of Conduct

You can find the Office of Financial Aid's Code of Conduct, Statement of Ethical Principles, and Values here: financialaid.nnu.edu/code-of-conduct.

Disbursement for Books and Supplies

The University must provide a way for a student who is eligible for federal aid to obtain or purchase, by the 7th day of the term, the books and supplies applicable to the term, if 10 days before the beginning of the term the institution could disburse funds the student is eligible for and assuming the funds were disbursed, the student would have a credit balance.

NNU meets this requirement through the availability of book vouchers. A book voucher can be received from the Business Office if the proper conditions are met. If a student has a credit balance (i.e. refund), the excess funds can be accessed via the book voucher to purchase books through the NNU Bookstore. To inquire about a book voucher, please contact the Business Office at 208-467-8591 or businessoffice@nnu.edu.

Student Financial Aid Information

A number of disclosures are required pertaining to student financial aid information. Many of these can be found on the Office of Financial Aid's website. These disclosures include: information about the need-based and non-need-based federal, state, local, private, and institutional student financial assistance programs; criteria for awarding aid; eligibility requirements; method and frequency of disbursements; rights and responsibilities of students receiving federal aid (including continued student eligiblity and standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress); procedures for applying; general condition and terms for federal work-study; and exit counseling information. Additionally, certain disclosure for loans are made when a student completes their Master Promissory Note for Direct Loans. Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note is completed through the NNU Business Office. These loan disclosures include, among other things: terms and conditions of the loans; sample repayment schedule; and the necessity for repaying the loans. Additional information regarding loans will be disclosed during Entrance and Exit Counseling as well.

Student Loan Information (published by U.S. Department of Education)

  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)
    • You can find information about all of your Direct Loans, Federal Family Education Loans, Federal Perkins Loans, and federal grants at the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). You'll also find contact information for the federal loan servicer holding your loans once the first disbursement of the loan has occurred.
    • You can access NSLDS at www.nslds.ed.gov. You will need your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and password (the one you used to sign the FAFSA) to log into the system.
    • Information relating to your federal student loans at NNU will be submitted to NSLDS and will be accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions authorized to use the system.
  • Initial/Entrance Loan Counseling for Student Borrowers
    • Direct Loan Entrance Counseling is completed online at studentloans.gov and Perkins Entrance Counseling is completed at http://businessoffice.nnu.edu/studentloans (completed during the promissory note process). While these must be completed prior to NNU disbursing applicale loan funds to a first-time borrower. For questions regarding entrance counseling, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or financialaid@nnu.edu.
  • Exit Counseling for Student Borrowers
    • Direct Loan Exit Counseling is completed online at studentloans.gov. Exit Counseling for the Perkins Loan can also be completed online and the link can be found here: http://businessoffice.nnu.edu/studentloans (Click on "Perkins Exit Counseling").
    • Exit counseling is necessary if a student has federal student loans and graduates, withdraws, or drops below half-time registration status.
    • An Exit Counseling Guide for federal loans can be found here (in PDF form): 2018 Federal Exit Counseling Guide.pdf
    • For more questions concerning exit counseling, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 208-467-8638 or financialaid.nnu.edu

  Note: NNU does not participate in a Preferred Lender Arrangement.
 

Study Abroad Credits

Study Abroad approved for credit may be considered enrollment at NNU for the purposes of financial aid. Additional information and answers to any questions can be provided by the Office of Financial Aid. Contact them at 208-467-8638 or financialaid.nnu.edu.

Health and Safety

Campus Security and Fire Report

Each year the University publishes a notice of the security report to all current students and employees. The report includes a number of items, including but not limited to: crime statistics; policies for reporting criminal actions or other emergencies; policies concerning security of and access to campus facilities; enforcement authority and jurisdiciton; programs designed to prevent crimes; information concerning registered sex offenders; policies concerning possession, use, or sale of alcohol beverages and illegal drugs along with enforcement of laws; among numerous other items. Some of the additional information includes: timely warnings and emergency notifications; a crime log (which is open for public inspection); emergency response and evacuation procedures; missing person notification policy; programs to prevent dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking; institutional disciplinary action in cases of alleged dating viiolence, domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking; and information for crime victims about disciplinary proceedings. 

The University also publishes a fire report that is combined with the annual security report. This report includes fire statistics as well as numerous policies and procedures concerning fire safety as well as information about the University's fire log.

Read the most recent report Campus Security and Fire Report.

For questions regarding the Campus Security and Fire report, please contact the NNU Campus Safety Office at 467-8911 or campussafety@nnu.edu.

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

Please take time to read this very important material. NNU is required by law to create policies for the establishment and preservation of a drug-free campus. Further, we are responsible for notifying all students, faculty, and staff of such regulations, and implementation of monitoring and employing sanctions for violations. Please direct questions to the Office of Student Life at 467-8643 or the Wellness Center at 467-8466, wellnesscenter@nnu.edu, or if you are an employee, the Office of Human Resources at 467-8036, hr@nnu.edu .

Standards of Conduct

The use, possession, distribution, or manufacturing of alcoholic beverages and illicit drugs by students and employees on or off campus or as any part of any activity is prohibited. Violations will result in disciplinary action by the appropriate agent(s). For further information about student lifestyle expectations, please see the Student Handbook located on the web @ https://campuslife.nnu.edu/student-handbook For further information regarding lifestyle expectations for NNU personnel, please see the personnel manuals for faculty and staff.

Alchohol: Offenses and Penalties

Underage Consumption: Idaho laws prohibits persons under 21 years of age to consume or possess any alcoholic beverage. The first violation is considered an infraction and carries a penalty of three hundred dollars ($300). The second violation is a misdemeanor which carries a penalty of a fine of not more than two thousand dollars ($2,000), or up to thirty (30) days in jail or both. A third or subsequent violation carries a fine of not more than three thousand dollars ($3,000), or up to sixty (60) days in jail or both. A person convicted of a misdemeanor for underage alcohol possession also faces suspension of driving privileges for a period up to one year. (Idaho 23-604)

Providing a minor with alcohol: Idaho laws also charge anyone who sells or delivers alcoholic beverages to persons under 21 years of age with a misdemeanor punishable with a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 per violation or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed one year or both. (Idaho 23-603)

Driving under the influence of alcohol: In Idaho anyone over 21 years of age with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher who is driving or in the driver’s seat with the motor running or anyone under the age of 21 with a blood alcohol level of .02 or higher while driving, can be convicted of driving under the influence. A first DUI violation is a misdemeanor punishable with a with a jail sentence up to 6 months, a fine up to $1,000, and will have driving privileges suspended for up to one year, with 90 days of the sentence mandatory. Second violations of driving under the influence within ten years, carry penalties including mandatory jail time, a fine up to $2,000 and a license suspension of at least one year. (Idaho 18-8004)

Controlled Substances: Offenses and Penalties

Being under the influence of a Controlled Substance: According to Idaho law, any person convicted of being under the influence of a controlled substance is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable with a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment for up to 6 months or both. A second conviction within 5 years for controlled substances requires mandatory jail time of at least 120 days. The court may permit any person convicted of a violation related to controlled substances to complete a licensed drug rehabilitation program in lieu of part or all of the imprisonment in the county jail. (Idaho 37-2732C)

Trafficking of Controlled Substances

Idaho laws consider manufacturing, delivering or bringing into the state controlled substances as trafficking which is considered a felony. A felony for trafficking carries a mandatory minimum fixed term of imprisonment of 1 year and a fine of at least $5,000. Larger amounts of controlled substances can carry penalties of up to 15 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. (Idaho 37-2732B)

Drug Convictions while receiving Federal Financial Aid If you are convicted of a drug-related offense after you submit the FAFSA, you might lose eligibility for federal student aid, and you might be liable for returning any financial aid you received during a period of ineligibility.

Federal Law and distributing drugs

Under federal law, distribution of drugs to a person under age 21 is punishable by twice the normal penalty, i.e., a mandatory one-year prison term; a third conviction is punishable by mandatory life imprisonment. These penalties apply to distribution of drugs in or within 1,000 feet of a college or school. Federal law sets greatly heightened prison sentences for manufacture and distribution of drugs if death or serious injury results from use of the substance.

Please note: As set out more fully in section 5301 of the Anti-Drug Abuse act of 1988, if you are convicted of drug distribution or possession, the court may suspend your eligibility for Title IV financial aid. If you are convicted three or more times for drug distribution, you may become permanently ineligible to receive Title IV financial aid. Under federal law, distribution of drugs to person under age 21 is punishable by twice the normal penalty with a mandatory one year prison; a third conviction is punishable by mandatory life imprisonment. These penalties apply to distribution of drugs in or within 1,000 feet of a university or school. Federal law sets greatly heightened prison sentences for manufacture and distribution of drugs, if death or serious injury results for use of the substance. The university is required by the Anti-Drug Abuse Act to report to the government-contracting agency within 10 days of learning of any conviction.

Health Risks of Drug and Alcohol Abuse

The NNU community commits to a set of principles that promote our ability to fulfill the university’s mission of instilling habits of heart, soul, mind, and strength to enable each student to become God’s creative and redemptive agent in the world. One of these commitments is related to the use of drugs and alcohol. We commit to lifestyle choices that promote clarity of thought and purpose and that maintain a positive witness. We choose to avoid the procurement, distribution, and/or use of alcohol as a beverage, tobacco, and illegal/unauthorized prescription drugs so that we might protect ourselves and others from the harmful effects and impaired judgment that inevitably result from substance abuse. We choose to avoid other potentially addictive behaviors that may result in the damaging of personal character and witness. (http://campuslife.nnu.edu/student-handbook/lifestyle-covenant )

There are many major physical, mental health, and relational risks associated with the use of illicit drugs and alcohol. A brief summary of some of those risks is presented here.

Alcohol

Drug class: sedative hypnotic. Unhealthy levels of alcohol consumption are a problem on college campuses across the country. Larger percentages of college students struggle with binge drinking and intoxication than non-college students of the same age. Alcohol abuse can lead to:

  • Increased risk of injury and death.
  • Alcohol is a factor in 60% of fatal burn injuries, drownings, and homicides; 50% of severe trauma injuries and sexual assault; and 40% of fatal motor vehicle crashes, suicides, and fatal falls.
  • Greater risk of liver disease, heart disease, sleep disorders, depression, stroke, bleeding from the stomach, sexually transmitted infections from unsafe sex, and several types of cancer.
  • Alcohol addiction/dependency.

Even moderate drinking can lead to slow reaction times and impaired driving. College students who drink alcohol will often times experience increased academic distress. Alcohol is very dangerous for pregnant women. Drinking during pregnancy can lead to long-term developmental problems including what is known as fetal alcohol syndrome. Chronic excessive drinking can lead to physical problems such as liver damage.

Marijuana

Drug class: schedule 1 narcotic. Although marijuana use has become more socially acceptable in recent years, there are significant risks involved in using marijuana. Although some states have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, it is still illegal in most states and possession or intoxication could lead to significant fines and arrest. Marijuana use can lead to:

  • Damage to nerve cells in the part of the brain where memory is formed, leading to impaired short-term memory.
  • Impaired sense of time and coordination impacting reaction times and the ability to drive safely.
  • Damage to your lungs due to the inhalation of tar which can lead to respiratory infections, cough, and lung cancer.
  • Increased risk of depression, anxiety, and personality disturbances.
  • Decreased motivation and loss of connection to important personal values.
  • Risk of addiction/dependency.

Cocaine

Drug class: stimulant. Cocaine is a stimulant typically snorted, injected, or smoked. Cocaine use will produce a “high” that typically lasts approximately 5 to 20 minutes. This is a highly addictive drug that is associated with severe side effects. Accidental overdose of cocaine can lead to death. Cocaine use can lead to:

  • Dependence and addiction.
  • Heart attack, stroke, seizures, and hemorrhaging in tissue around the brain.
  • Psychosis, paranoia, depression, anxiety, and delusions.
  • Mood swings and irritability that lead to aggressive behaviors, violence, and criminal activity.

Pregnant women who use cocaine risk spontaneous abortion, premature labor, low birth rate, and greater chances of visual impairment, mental retardation, and other developmental problems.

Methamphetamine

Drug class: stimulant. Methamphetamines produce a very similar reaction to cocaine, but they are synthetic and longer acting. Amphetamines are typically shot, snorted, eaten, or smoked. Like other stimulants, and accidental overdose of this drug can lead to death. Methamphetamine use can lead to:

  • Quick addiction/dependence, sometimes after just one use.
  • Paranoia heart and blood vessel problems, twitching, increased body temperature, dehydration, malnutrition, and rotting teeth.
  • Physical and emotional depression, extreme irritability, nervousness, anhedonia, and cravings.
  • Paranoia, anxiety, mental confusion, poor judgment, impaired memory, aggression, excess violence, and hallucinations.

If used while pregnant, methamphetamine can cause miscarriages, premature delivery, irritable baby syndrome, learning disabilities, growth and developmental delays, and increased risk for ADHD, AIDS, and hepatitis B and C.

Hallucinogens

Drug class: hallucinogens. The most commonly used hallucinogen is LSD. Street names for LSD include acid, blotter, micro., trip, and California sunshine. People have varied experiences on hallucinogens based upon their setting in previous drug use experience. Users will typically feel detached from their surroundings, experience emotional swings and an altered sense of space and time. At high dosages, use of hallucinogens can lead to seizures, coma, psychotic states, or death. Hallucinogen use can lead to:

  • jitteriness, racing heartbeat, nausea, chills, and numbness to the face and lips.
  • “Bad trips” which produce frightening experiences leading to anxiety.
  • Accidental injury or death as a result of unclear thinking about their environment or themselves.
  • Flashbacks.

Ecstasy

Drug class: entactogens. MDMA, MDA, and MDE increased heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature. These drugs produce a reaction similar to that of stimulants. These drugs are known as Molly, Adam, Eve, or love because they produce a state of warmth towards those around them. Overdose or use in conjunction with high levels of physical activity and warm environments have led to death. Ecstasy use can lead to:

  • The inability to regulate body temperature, extreme nausea, and a rise in heart rate.
  • Disinhibition leading to sexually unsafe decisions.
  • Confusion, depression, sleep problems, drug craving, and anxiety.
  • Difficulty with attention and memory.

Opioids

Drug class: opiate analgesics. Individual drugs within this class include opium, heroin, morphine, codeine, delighted, oxycodone, Demerol, and others. These drugs are snorted, injected, smoked, or swallowed in pill form. These drugs are found on the streets as well as through medical prescriptions. Opiate overdose can be lethal regardless of its form. Opiate use can lead to:

  • overdose and death.
  • Slowed breathing.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Addiction, dependence, tolerance, and withdrawal.
  • Increased risk of HIV or hepatitis as a result of injection with shared needles.
  • Impaired sexual reproduction in men.

Individuals who choose to use any of these or other drugs need to be aware of the hazards associated with drug interactions. All of the drugs listed above as well as others may interact with an individual’s prescribed or over-the-counter medication in ways that lead to undesired side effects or death. NNU students needing help to recover from drug use or abuse can find support through the NNU Wellness Center at (208) 467-8466 OR wellnesscenter@nnu.edu.

Institutional Support

An employee/student who voluntarily acknowledges and reports to his/her supervisor/counselor a controlled substance problem will be given an opportunity to undergo drug counseling and/or a rehabilitation program. (There are no penalties resulting for a student seeking help.)

Rehabilitation Resources

Resources are available for individuals needing help with addictions or problems related to alcohol and other drug-related problems, including:

NNU Wellness Center
518 E. Dewey Avenue, Nampa, ID
(208) 467-8466

Families Etc.
516 Holly Street, Rm. 301, Nampa, ID
(208) 467-8837

Port of Hope
508 E. Florida Avenue, Nampa, ID
(800) 974-0118

New Start Center for Recovery
Intermountain Hospital
303 N. Allumbaugh Street
(208) 377-8400
(800) 321-5984

Recovery 4 Life
8950 Emerald Street, Suite 178, Boise, ID
(208) 376-7083

Lifeways Counseling Center
824 S. Diamond Street, Nampa, ID
(208) 546-3046

Life Counseling
112 12th Avenue Road, Nampa, ID
(208) 465-5433

Celebrate Recovery
Nampa First Church of the Nazarene, Nampa, ID
(208) 466-3549

Alcoholics Anonymous
Area 18 Answering Service
(208) 344-6611

Narcotics Anonymous
(818) 773-9999

24/7 Alcoholics Hotline
(877) 959-4057

Northwest Nazarene University will impose disciplinary sanctions on students and employees (consistent with local, State, and Federal law). A disciplinary sanction may include the completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program, as well as up to and including suspension, expulsion or termination. In addition to the institutional sanctions that may be imposed, those in violation may also expect to incur legal sanctions consistent with local, state, and federal law.

References:

  • Inaba, D. S. & Cohen, W. E. (2007). Uppers, downers, and all arounders: Physical, and mental effects of psychoactive drugs (6th ed.). Medford, OR: CNS Productions.
  • Kuhn, C., Swartzwelder, S., & Wilson, W. (2014). Buzzed: The straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy (4th ed). New York, NY: WW Norton & Company.
  • National institute on Drug Abuse. (2017). Drug facts. Retrieved from https://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts
  • Phoenix House. (2017). Drugs of abuse. Retrieved from http://www.phoenixhouse.org/drug-addiction-info/

Immunization Policy

Health Services is dedicated to a healthy campus environment; current health information and immunizations are a vital part of that goal.A Health and Medical History Form and documentation of Immunization Records are required of all students. Immunization forms can be found online at the Wellness Center.

For questions regarding the immunization policy or necessary documents, please contact the Wellness Center at (208) 467-8466 or wellnesscenter@nnu.edu.

Academic Information

General Academic Information

Articulation Agreements with College of Western Idaho; College of Southern Idaho; Treasure Valley Community College; American Students Program; Australia Studies Centre; Contemporary Music Center; Latin-American Studies Program; Los Angeles Film Studies Center; Oxford Summer Programme; Scholars' Semester in Oxford; Uganda Studies Program; Ambrose University College; Korea Nazarene University; Nazarene Theological College of Australia; Nazarene Theological College, Manchester, England; Africa Nazarene University; European Nazarene College; Seminario de las Nazareno Americas; Quetzal Education Research Center; Business College of Shanxi University; Dongseo University; Hausheng International College of Taiyuan; Kazak-American Free University; Northwest University (on NNU campus); Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine; South China Normal University; Swan College, Central South University of Forestry and Technology; Tibet University for Nationalities; Xianyang Normal University, China; Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies; Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies; International Studies Abroad; Jerusalem University College; Romanian Studies Program.

College Navigator

https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

Athletics

EADA Report 17-18.docx