Southern Adventist University as a learning community nurtures Christ-likeness and encourages the pursuit of truth, wholeness, and a life of service. That's our mission and we're committed to it!
Southern is dedicated to providing our students with not just an education, but a community of believers. As part of that community, Southern's faculty and staff join with our students in making individual commitments to life on campus and upholding and applying the student handbook.
STUDENT COMMITMENT TO RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT As a student at Southern Adventist University I will consistently commit myself to academic, spiritual, social, personal, and corporate responsibility.
AcademicI will follow directions in the university catalog and will apply my best effort to my academic program with inquisitiveness, propriety, honesty, and integrity. I will promote the same conduct among my peers.
SpiritualI will honor the university mission of seeking and teaching truth as revealed by Jesus Christ in the Bible. I will balance work, study, and recreation with Sabbath rest and spiritual enrichment.
SocialI will show respect for all members of the university community—their lives, property, and environment. This includes respect for diversity, ethical use of communication technologies, and community service.
PersonalI will develop high standards of personal health, wellness, and entertainment and will promote the same for other members of the university community. I will avoid alcohol, tobacco, improper drug use, and sex outside of marriage.
CorporateI will actively participate in the corporate life of the university, taking initiative to meet all my duties under its regulations. This participation includes financial obligations, program and class attendance, appropriate dress and behavior, vehicles procedures, and fulfilmment of my designated role as a member of this residential community.
SOUTHERN’S COMMITMENT TO STUDENT RIGHTS Southern Adventist University will protect the academic, spiritual, social, personal, and corporate rights of our students.
AcademicSouthern will provide substantive academic programs that are clearly communicated and are responsive to the educational needs and concerns of our students.
SpiritualSouthern will promote the spiritual development of our students through the values we espouse, the programs we present, and individual nurturing we provide.
SocialSouthern will treat our students with dignity and cultivate an environment of respect for individuals, including privileges of expression and assembly in harmony with university standards.
PersonalSouthern will provide our students opportunity for development of personal potential by articulating and practicing high standards of healthful living, wellness, and entertainment.
CorporateSouthern will clearly communicate what is required for all members of the university community and will apply our regulations with fairness, timeliness, and confidentiality.
As a Seventh-day Adventist institution, Southern is committed to upholding the fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the Bible as the inspired word of God.