Ecclesia College Honor Code
All Ecclesia College administration, staff, faculty, and students are required to read, sign and comply with the official Honor Code.
“Excellence, Integrity, & Order”
The Bible is God’s inspired and authoritative Word, revealing that Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son; that all people are created in God’s image; that He created us to have eternal life in Him through His Son, Jesus, “Christ, in you the hope of glory,” to “separate the holy from the profane,” “extract the precious from the worthless,” discern the spiritual, which is of God, by God, and for God, from the carnal, which is of self, by self, and for self, and to convert our thought, time, talent, treasure, and trust to God’s eternal riches over temporal values; that although all have sinned and come short of God’s glory, God has made salvation possible through the death on the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ; that hope, repentance, faith, love, and obedience are fitting responses to God’s initiative of grace toward us; that God desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth; that the Holy Spirit’s power is demonstrated in and through us for the accomplishing of Christ’s Great Commandment to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself” with His Great Commission to “go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature” and “make disciples of all nations;” and that Christ’s Church is God’s authorized model and agency for the advancement of His Kingdom (Luke 10:27; Colossians 1:27; Jeremiah 15:19; Mark 16:15 KJV; Matthew 28:19 NIV).
In that God lowers His standard of excellence, integrity, and order for no one, but rather always provides sufficient grace to the humble to meet His standard (I Peter 5:5), the Ecclesia College Board of Governance has adopted the following student “Code of Honor.”
This “Code of Honor” supplements the current EC Student Handbook, especially the segment subtitled, Lifestyle Expectations.
By God’s grace:
As a student at Ecclesia College, I will endeavor to exemplify Christ-like character through my daily personal prayer life, study of the Word of God, through faithful attendance at Assembly and a local church, and the pursuit of excellence in my academic program.
In signing the Code of Honor, I fully recognize that Ecclesia College was founded to be and is committed to being a Christian institution of higher education and that it offers a lifestyle of commitment to Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, and as an integral part of its educational and evangelistic outreach. It is therefore my personal commitment to be a person of integrity in my attitude and respect for what Ecclesia College is, in its calling to be a Christian college.
I accept my attendance at EC as a privilege and not a right and that the college reserves the right to require the withdrawal of a student at any time if in the judgment of the President of the College or of the College Student Development Committee such action is deemed necessary to safeguard EC’s ideals of scholarship or the spiritual and moral atmosphere of it as a Christ-centered college.
In the context of God’s grace:
I commit to apply myself wholeheartedly to my intellectual pursuits and to use the full powers of my mind for the glory of God.
I commit to grow in my spirit in developing my own relationship with Jesus Christ.
I commit to develop my body with sound health habits by participating in wholesome physical activities.
I commit to cultivate good relationships socially with others and to seek to love others as I love myself. I will not lie; I will not steal; I will not curse; I will not gossip.
I commit to holding to the high academic standards as are expected in an institution of higher education. I will not cheat or plagiarize; I will do my own academic work and will not inappropriately collaborate with other students on assignments.
I commit at all times to keep my total being under subjection from all immoral and illegal actions and communications, whether on or off campus. I will not take any illegal drugs or misuse any drugs. I will not drink alcoholic beverages of any kind; I will not use tobacco in any form.
I will not engage in or attempt to engage in any illicit unscriptural sexual acts, which will include 1) sexual intercourse with one who is not my spouse through ceremonial marriage, 2) use of pornographic or sexually suggestive materials and 3) any homosexual activity. I will not engage in other behavior that is contrary to the rules and regulations listed in the Student Handbook.
I commit to do my utmost to grow in God’s grace and knowledge for His pleasure and glory.
I commit to be punctual and attend classes, assemblies, and all required meetings and events, and to attend the house of worship of my choice wherever Jesus Christ is honored and lifted up.
I commit to abide by the rules and regulations that from time to time may be adopted by the college administration. I understand that Ecclesia College is a private school, and I therefore have no vested rights in the governing of the school.
I commit to faithfully participate with my fellow Ecclesia College students in scriptural accountability for the above according to Matthew 18:10-17 (steps 1, 2, and 3) with Genesis 4:9; Proverbs 27:17; Galatians 6:1; James 1:26; 4:6; 5:16, 19-20; I Peter 5:5.
I will keep the Code of Honor carefully and prayerfully. I understand that my signature below is my acceptance of the entire Code of Honor and completes a contract between me and Ecclesia College. This is a prerequisite for matriculation and my continued association with the College and becomes a part of my permanent file. Further, my acceptance of the Code of Honor is a solemn vow and promise to God as to how I will live my life.