APPROVED BY TFCF ON JULY 18, 2003
Revised by FCFTC on May 19, 2012
Christ's College is an evangelical Christian academic community. The name "Christ's College" constantly reminds us of this. All faculty and staff members are Christians, and more than 50% of the students are believers. Together, we strive to bring all non-believing students to the faith.
As this is a Christian college, all members of the College community, whether believers or not, are expected to maintain basic Biblical standards of conduct. Some of these are stated explicitly in the Bible. The Bible is not specific about all matters of behavior, and each Christian community must develop principles and standards as they seem consistent with the Bible and applicable in their situation. We realize that not all members of the Christ's College community will have personal convictions about every standard of conduct, but all are expected to live by them while part of this community.
The Scriptures positively teaches that we should live together with mutual forgiveness and love.
They also teach us to develop our spiritual, mental, social, and physical aspects, seeking to become mature and balanced and available for His purposes in our lives.
Explicitly forbidden in the Bible are: dishonesty, theft, vandalism, sexual immorality (fornication, adultery, homosexual behavior), immodesty, profanity, gossip, and drunkenness.
Clearly taught in the Bible is our respect for government, and we are expected to uphold the laws of the community and nation.
In a Christian academic community, Biblical standards prohibit academic dishonesty, including cheating, plagiarism, misappropriation of library materials or other property.
Each person body is created by God and for His glory, and Christian realize that their bodies are temples indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Members of the Christ's College community will refrain from having or using harmful substances such as un-prescribed stimulants, or hallucinogenic drugs.
Christians are also members of one body, Christ, and should live in such a way that they will encourage one another in godly living and avoid becoming stumbling blocks to others. In this Christian academic community, we will abstain from the use of tobacco and alcohol on campus.
Gambling, pornographic materials and attendance at performances that use include or encourage these will be avoided.
For an orderly life on campus, students are also expected to abide by other regulations found in the Catalog and the Student Handbook.