Lifestyle Standards and Values
As a community we urge each member to become the kind of person and live the kind of life Jesus Christ taught and modeled. In order for our community to live together we have certain lifestyle standards and values we all agree to live by. Listed below are some of those standards and values. A more complete explanation of the George Fox University lifestyle standards and values may be found in the George Fox University Student Handbook.
Students may not agree with some parts of the university’s lifestyle standards and values, but by enrolling as a student you have agreed to live according to the expectations outlined in this handbook and the George Fox University Student Handbook. Please review all the policies to make sure you understand what is expected.
Students who make decisions to violate the university’s lifestyle standards and values are held responsible for their actions through a process of community accountability. Consequences given are appropriate for each situation.
If you have any questions regarding the lifestyle standards and values please contact the dean of community life in the Student Life office.
Alcohol and Drugs
Students are prohibited from using alcoholic beverages and illicit or non-prescribed drugs and substances (including marijuana or controlled substances). They are not to be used, possessed, or distributed on or away from campus. Community members are also expected not to abuse legal substances.
Students are not permitted to smoke or use tobacco in any form while on or off campus. We recognize students may come to George Fox with the habit of using tobacco. The GFU Health Center can help students quit the use of tobacco.
Honesty and Integrity
Honesty and integrity include honest academic work, telling each other the truth, keeping our promises and living so our actions match our words. Honest academic work includes doing your own work. Cheating and plagiarism are prohibited.
Discrimination and Harassment
Discrimination is defined as - unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice.
Harassment is defined as - the act of tormenting by continued persistent attacks and criticism.
Discrimination or harassment due to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, creed, age national origin, or any other status protected under applicable laws is prohibited.
Demeaning gestures, threats of violence, or physical attacks directed toward another person are not tolerated.
Gambling is viewed as an unwise use of God-given resources and as a practice marked by greed. Therefore, gambling is unacceptable in any form.
All community members are expected to abstain from all NC-17 and X-rated movies (on and off campus).
Pornographic materials in any form (including the Internet) are not to be viewed, used, possessed, or distributed on or away from campus. This includes any item (which may include sexually provocative or explicit material) whose content is exploitive or of concern to either gender.
Theft or damage to property of another, including members of the university community or on university premises, is not permissible.