Warner Pacific is a university founded by the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.). Its mission, programs, and campus life are all informed by four core themes: Christ-centered, urban, diverse, and liberal arts.
Campus standards have grown out of the following qualities of campus life valued at Warner Pacific University:
• Love of God, self and neighbor
• Respect for others
• Honesty and integrity
• Freedom within restraint
• Health and wellness
• Spiritual growth and maturity
• The joy and abundance of life
Students coming to this university agree to conduct themselves as responsible citizens and actively contribute to the quality of social, spiritual, and intellectual life. Violation of university policies including the Community Agreement, subjects students to disciplinary action that could include warning, probation, or dismissal from the University.
One of the primary functions of this handbook is to provide notice to each student of the expectations for being a member of our community. These standards are a key part of community life at Warner Pacific University.
Abiding by the Community Agreement is a condition of your continued enrollment at Warner Pacific University.
Warner Pacific University exists to develop persons as change agents characterized by integrity, deliberate personal, intellectual, social, and spiritual transformation, the practice of mutual responsibility and a pursuit of personal excellence.
Our mission includes providing students from diverse backgrounds with an education in a nondiscriminatory environment that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. As students complete their coursework and develop their academic skills required to earn a degree, they are expected to exhibit academic integrity and moral responsibility. As an expression of the University’s urban mission and identity, students are expected to live out Christ’s command to love and respect their neighbors both on and off campus. Civility, respect and love are to be demonstrated in personal interactions, campus and community life, and in service to others.
As a Christ-centered university, Warner Pacific’s values are informed by the teaching of Jesus and the Holy Scriptures to support the emotional, social, intellectual, as well as spiritual development of each student. We strive to foster spiritual awareness and growth through a variety of means, including, but not limited to the classroom, chapel services, service involvement, informal conversations and intentional small group meetings. The policies enumerated below, and their implementation, recognize that students are in a developmental process that at times requires redemption as well as accountability in order to achieve a healthy, respectful, and productive community.
While WPU is a distinctively Christ-centered liberal arts university, students do not have to be Christians to be admitted. However, every student is encouraged to be open to learning about the Christian faith and students are expected to uphold the school’s policies. These include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Students of WPU are expected to uphold the highest standards of academic integrity. This includes not lying, cheating, plagiarizing or stealing in academic endeavors, nor accepting the actions of those who do. Students will conduct themselves responsibly and honorably in all academic activities at Warner Pacific University.
2. Students of WPU also are expected to uphold the highest standards of personal integrity and to treat others with dignity and respect. To that end, WPU expects all members of the Warner Pacific community not to discriminate or harass others on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, color, national or ethnic origin or any other status protected by applicable nondiscrimination law.
3. Completion of faith and service requirements is mandatory for all full-time traditional undergraduate students. Students may choose various options to meet these requirements.
4. Students enrolled at WPU are expected to refrain from overnight visits with dating partners. Any intimate or sexual activities outside of marriage (e.g. “hooking up”) or other sexual misconduct are unacceptable behaviors for students enrolled at WPU. Sexual misconduct is detrimental to both relationships and to individual self-esteem; it also violates the caring nature of our community.
5. Students possessing, distributing, and/or using alcohol, narcotics, or other intoxicants on university premises or at university-related activities will be subject to judicial action. Smoking or chewing tobacco is not permissible on the WPU campus at any time.
6. Students are expected to use wisdom and discretion in the use of media/technology, including movies, video games, Facebook, and other social networking portals. Images and information posted on social networking sites are accessible to university personnel and may be considered in judicial processes. Viewing, creating and/or sharing pornography or other inappropriate images is prohibited.
As a student at WPU, you are expected to abide by the policies of the University including those contained in the current Undergraduate Student Handbook: The Squire, the University Catalog, and departmental brochures. If there is a dispute between you and the university, the handbook outlines the procedure for making an appeal. It is your responsibility to be aware of the policies outlined in the Student Handbook and Catalog. The university also reserves the right to confront behavior that is detrimental to the student, the community, the university and/or others, regardless of location or age of the student.
Questions? Office of Community Life & Diversity, 503.517.1271