Living University is a Christ-centered institution which considers the teachings of the Bible worthy of being studied and followed as the guide for successful living. The University understands that students leading Christian lives will collectively create the educational, social, and spiritual community on-campus which provides an atmosphere refining the individual student’s sense of purpose and values in life.
As Christians, faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ drives us toward conducting our lives according to values Jesus represented in his own actions—honesty, love, respect, service to humankind, and moral decency. These ideals are strongly encouraged of all our students as responsible ambassadors for Christ. The Code of Honor is our sincere attempt to apply Christian values to our learning environment. It expresses respect for the rights of the community and the individual within a Christ-centered institution.
The University especially expects its students to reflect the character of the University in conduct, speech, and appearance, whether on or off site, to their families, other students, the alumni, and the public. We expect students to conduct themselves in a prudent, responsible, and ethical manner as members of the University community. This means they consent to act in good faith, to exhibit honesty, integrity, and exemplary conduct and voluntarily agree in writing to comply with the principles set forth below (see Enrollment Agreement):
1. Be in harmony with the philosophies and principles of Living University and its principal sponsor, the Living Church of God, with the understanding that the student is not required to adopt such philosophies or principles as his or her personal religious convictions.
2. Be honest in behavior. Therefore, students are to understand that it is their responsibility not to do, or cause another to do, or condone, any act which is dishonest or unethical. This includes but is not limited to cheating, plagiarizing, or knowingly giving false information.
3. Respect the personal rights of others. Therefore, the student is to be committed to behavior which does not physically or verbally abuse any person, engage in conduct which threatens or endangers the health or safety of others, or obstruct or disrupt the study of others.
4. Respect the property rights of others. Therefore, the student is to know that he or she must not do, or cause another to do, any act which diminishes the property rights of another or interferes with those rights. This includes but is not limited to theft, concealment, damage or misuse, or wrongful appropriation or reproduction of another person’s work product.
5. Obey, honor, and sustain the law of the land.
6. Avoid substance abuse of any kind or type. This includes but is not limited to, the possession, use, or distribution of any illegal substance (as defined by applicable law), except as prescribed by a licensed medical practitioner, or the possession, use, or distribution of any lawful substance in any manner that is socially irresponsible.
7. Live a moral life which includes, but is not limited to, abstinence from all sexual relations outside the bonds of heterosexual marriage.
8. Observe high standards of taste and decency which includes, but is not limited to, refraining from disorderly, lewd, indecent or obscene conduct or expression.
9. Observe all university standards pertaining to dress and grooming.
10. Comply with university policies, procedures, rules, and regulations and the Code of Honor as they presently exist or as they may be amended.