Student Catalog – Standards of Conduct

Category: Other Speech Codes, Statement School: Statement Rating: Not Rated Last updated: June 21, 2004

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Scripture teaches that certain attributes such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are to be manifested by members of the Christian community. By contrast, Scripture condemns such attitudes as greed, jealousy, pride, lust, needless anger, an unforgiving spirit, harmful discrimination, and prejudice. Furthermore, certain behaviors are expressly prohibited by Scripture. These include theft, lying, dishonesty, gossip, slander, profanity, vulgarity, adultery, homosexual behavior, premarital sex, drunkenness, gluttony, immodesty, and occult practices.

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Scripture teaches that all actions (work, study, play) should be performed to the glory of God. The university endeavors, therefore, to be selective in choices of entertainment and recreation, promoting those which strengthen the body of Christ and avoiding those which would diminish sensitivity to Christian responsibility.

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All Indiana Wesleyan University students are expected to keep the rules of the university from the time they are accepted for admission to the university until they either graduate or officially withdraw from school (this includes vacation times).

All activities, social gatherings, outings, or campus public programs sponsored by student groups or by an individual must have plans submitted for approval in advance to the Center for Student Development.

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Students, at the time of their application for admission, agree to live within the framework of the university's student code of conduct. Any violation of behavior standards of the university would be sufficient reason for placing the student on citizenship probation, suspension, dismissal, or in some instances, withdrawal from school.

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