Standards of Conduct

It is assumed that each student who enrolls at SCSU will be in accord with the school’s aim and will cooperate in furthering these purposes by adhering to the regulations governing student behavior (Philippians 3:17). SCSU expects all of its students and employees to abide by the highest standards of moral and ethical behavior in harmony with its Christian philosophy and purposes (I Peter 1:15-16). SCSU reserves the right to refuse admittance to or to suspend any person who violates these principles.

The Standards of Conduct attempt to stimulate not only intellectual growth, but also spiritual, ethical, and emotional growth. The SCSU Standards of Conduct foster among students, faculty, and administrators a spirit of community. Furthermore, it creates a climate of mutual trust, respect, and interpersonal concern where openness and integrity prevail (Romans 12:10, I John 4:21, I Peter 2:17, Hebrews 13:16-17).

The Standards of Conduct emphasize the dignity of each individual in pursuing self- improvement and developing full personal potential (I Corinthians 10:24). It provides free competition and independent intellectual effort, without tolerating dishonesty, cheating, or plagiarism in any form. Each member of the SCSU community is expected to adhere to and enforce the standards (Genesis 1:26-27, Romans 12:2, I Peter 1:15-16). It is the obligation of every student to be familiar with this standard.

Improper conduct for which students are subject to discipline includes dishonesty in any form. Furnishing false information to the school with prior knowledge, forgery, alterations, or misuse of any SCSU documents are violations of this principle.