Southwestern Christian University seeks to provide educational experiences and professional training which emphasize the importance of Christian living. SCU believes that, since Jesus Christ is the center of the faculty member’s life, the faculty member commits himself/herself to a lifestyle which cultivates spiritual, ethical, physical, and academic growth. Each faculty member is asked to agree to the following constructive guidelines and pledge to follow them both on and off campus:
a. Faculty has committed every area of my life to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
b. The faculty member will accept responsibility to follow University regulations as set forth in the academic catalogs and university policies
c. Faculty will refrain from the use of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, profanity, and any form of self-destructive or immoral behavior, including sexual promiscuity, gambling, and financial dishonesty.
d. Faculty will abide by all municipal, state, and federal laws.
e. Faculty is expected to attend all chapel services when possible and other University activities as required by the University administration.
f. Faculty will perform all my duties with professionalism, excellence, and compassion towards the students and others.
g. Faculty will abide by the campus dress code for faculty which promotes respect for special campus activities.
Faculty are required to sign and uphold the lifestyle covenant annually with the faculty contract.
Drafted on: Source: 2014-2015 Faculty Handbook, section 5.02 and 5.11
Policy Revised: 8/2/15 merged “lifestyle covenant” (5.02) with “lifestyle statement” (5.11)