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COMMUNITY COMMITMENTS

Mission Statement

Warner University is committed to guiding individuals toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity while equipping them to serve.

Warner University strives to be a community of integrity that brings honor to God. We are committed to growing the individual and strengthening the student body. Our Community Commitments are derived from our mission and core values (service, wisdom, integrity, growth and knowledge). The Bible is the foundation of the values that form our community. Though we are not all believers, and while students are not required to profess personal Christian faith, as a community, we work to hold each other accountable as we collectively follow the teachings of Christ.

Choosing to attend Warner University means appreciating our guiding principles and choosing to abide by our community commitments.

Warner has established behavioral expectations for all full- and part-time students out of a desire to encourage an environment appropriate to its purposes. We designed these expectations to preserve the ethos of the campus community. Understanding that we all may sometimes miss the mark, we believe in grace and strive to be a restorative community.

We Stand for Truth and We Affirm and Honor Scriptural Principles

At Warner University, we pursue biblical truth and use Scripture as our reference point for living. While Scripture does not provide specific guidelines regarding all human behavior, it does provide teaching and principles that can guide the choices and decisions we make. We believe the Bible has the final say in all matters of faith and practice (2 Pet 1:3).

Out of a desire to foster a healthy, safe, and encouraging community environment, we commit to the following individual attitudes and behavior and understand that the below practices are not acceptable and will be responded to, as deemed appropriate, by the administration:

  • Lying, plagiarism, cheating, theft, premarital sex, adultery, same sex romantic expressions , gender identity differing from birth sex, pornography, and infringement upon the rights of others. Warner University is a drug, alcohol, and tobacco-free campus. The possession, use, and distribution of these items, in any amount, on campus are strictly prohibited.
  • Students are expected to adhere to local community, state, and national laws and to report deviations of the same.

We Show Respect to Others

As demonstrated in all areas of our speech and conduct, we strive for respect toward one another on our campus and beyond, including the online environment. We strive to keep our words positive, encouraging, and edifying. We refrain from slander, lying, gossip, bullying, and the use of vulgar or offensive language -Speak to Build (Eph 4:29, Col 4:6) Listen to Become More Godly (Eph 5:1).

We respect each person’s personal belongings and privacy (within the context of accountability), and we ask permission before touching another person’s property.

We respect authority; therefore, students are expected to be responsive to and respectful of all Warner University staff, faculty, and employees.

 

We Commit Ourselves to the Biblical Practices of Human Dignity
(Rom 13:7-10). 

In the context of God’s grace, we value the racial, ethnic, gender, and religious diversity of our community. We honor each person’s unique gifts and dignity; show redemptive grace and compassion to each other by speaking the truth in love; and foster an environment of transparency, authenticity, and unconditional love. We agree that preserving human dignity and protecting each other honors God and that harassment of any kind (verbal, sexual, racial, ethnic, etc.) will not be tolerated.