Standards of Conduct
The Bible is the final authority for all things and the means by which God provides principles for living in a way that protects from harmful thinking
and behavior. Scripture clearly teaches how Christians are to live. In light of the wonderful gift of salvation, we are to live our lives in active pursuit
of a lifestyle that keeps us pure and clean before God with careful attention to avoiding anything that detracts from our relationship with Christ (Titus 2:11–14, Rom. 12:1–2, Phil. 4:8).
In light of these principles, Pensacola Theological Seminary has adopted standards to promote an environment that is
conducive to academic, social, and spiritual growth. Where the Bible directly addresses a matter, standards are set accordingly. However, since God’s
Word does not mention every aspect of college life, biblical principles are followed and conservative expectations have been established to encourage
right Christian living.
Each student is expected to act in a manner that reflects biblical values and to develop personal character traits that show maturity. Further, as a community
of Christians, students should encourage and support others to live in a manner that pleases God. Characteristics that are representative of Scriptural
standards and should be emulated include love for God’s Word; respect for God, other people, and property; kindness and consideration for others;
compassion and Christian love; honesty and integrity; discipline and self-control; modesty and purity; diligence; responsibility; thankfulness; and etiquette
Each student accepts the responsibility to actively uphold the Code of Conduct and to refrain from any action that would be detrimental to spiritual growth,
the safety or well-being of others, or that would impair the ability of others to follow the Code of Conduct (1 Pet. 2:11, Rom. 14:13).
For this reason, students are expected to abstain from any illegal or prohibited activities including use, possession, or association with alcohol, tobacco and related products (such as e-cigarettes and vaporizers), and illicit drugs; pornography or sexual immorality; dancing; profanity or obscenity; harassment, abuse, and discrimination; gambling; stealing; and satanic
Formulated to give direction in matters that require discernment, college standards for clothing, music, entertainment, social life, and other general
responsibilities are applied in an effort to align with the spirit and intention of biblical principles and to reflect conservative values.
Additional information is available in the Pathway: Student Resource Guide.
Prospective students are welcome to call the Seminary-Graduate Studies Office for answers to specific questions regarding student life (1-877-PTS-GRAD [1-877-787-4723]) or to visit overnight. Academic regulations are found elsewhere on this website.
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