Ethical Conduct

Effective spiritual leadership requires personal and community discipline. Students are expected to maintain a high standard of ethical and moral conduct, both in and out of the Seminary.

Disciplinary action will be taken when a standard of personal and ethical conduct is violated. The Discipline Committee appointed by the Seminary will apply appropriate community discipline to correct the situation in a redemptive way.

The Seminary reserves the right to suspend and/or require the withdrawal of a student at any time the Dean or appointed Disciplinary Committee deems such action as necessary to safeguard the Seminary's ideals of scholarship, or its moral and spiritual atmosphere.

Student Discipline
The Seminary may take disciplinary action should the standard of personal and ethical behavior be violated. Violation of the standard includes, but it is not limited to:

  • Academic misconduct such as plagiarism or cheating.
  • Homosexual behavior or heterosexual misconduct
  • Neglect of financial obligations
  • Giving false information or altering records
  • Theft of seminary or personal property
  • Repeated violation of any seminary regulation
  • Conduct unbecoming of a Christian minister

While it is understood that such conduct in the Seminary premises is grounds for disciplinary action, reports of such conduct outside the Seminary will be investigated, and the student involved will be subject to disciplinary action at the discretion of the chairperson of the Discipline Committee.

The intention of the Seminary is to make all of its disciplinary transactions with a student as occasions of learning, personal growth, and professional development. The welfare of the student as well as the welfare of the seminary community is a prime concern.

Students involved in civil infractions are accountable to civil authorities but may be subject to discipline by the Seminary.

The Discipline Committee of the Seminary is composed of the Academic Dean who serves as Chairperson, one faculty member, faculty-incharge of the students welfare, and the Student Body President or representative (no voting privileges).

It is expected that faculty, students and administrative staff jointly accept the responsibility of reporting any action which may be deemed unacceptable, unethical, or detrimental to a Christian academic community.

Disciplinary Actions
Categories of Disciplinary Action include, but are not not limited to:

  • Private reprimand
  • Private reprimand with probation
  • Public reprimand
  • Public reprimand with probation
  • Requested withdrawal
  • Required withdrawal
  • Required public withdrawal
  • Private suspension
  • Public suspension
  • Expulsion

Implementation of Disciplinary Actions
Actions will be recorded in the student's permanent record for purposes of readmission if needed and as a matter of record for other institutions seeking transcripts of records.

Personal Appearance and Attire

During normal class days, including evening classes, men are expected to dress in shirt and tailored pants, and ladies shall wear blouses with skirts or dress pants, or dresses.

During formal functions and official seminary events, men are expected to be in shirt and tie, and ladies shall wear skirts and long-sleeve blouses.

 
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