Undergraduate Student Handbook

Purpose

Members of our community are responsible for their own behavior, as well as holding each other accountable.  As a university committed to the integration of faith and learning, we believe in the model of accountability as outlined in Matthew 18:15-17: "If your brother sins against you, go and show him his fault, just between the two of you. If he listens to you, you have won your brother over. But if he will not listen, take one or two others along, so that every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, treat him as you would a pagan or tax collector" (NIV). Within our Christ-centered community, a brother or sister is to be restored through confrontation and reproof that are part of a loving relationship. 

Community accountability provides a venue for students to experience responsibility, growth in self-discipline, and assistance in their journey.  The desired outcome is helping students learn and grow, as well as encouraging them through an intentional process designed to help them make better decisions.  At the core, it is intended to be redemptive and restorative with the care and development of each person in mind.

Student Life personnel including resident assistants, area coordinators, assistant area coordinators, the associate dean of students, and the dean of community life, desire to journey with students by providing accountability while extending grace, care, love and forgiveness.

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