Regent University encourages a close and edifying relationship between faculty and students, one that will deepen the spiritual growth of each and stimulate a vigorous intellectual life in the Regent community. Therefore, it is imperative that Regent University faculty, staff, and students conduct themselves in a Christ-like and professional manner, and maintain an exemplary and involved lifestyle. Regular church and chapel attendance, and participation in activities of the Regent community and its founding organization, are encouraged for students and expected for faculty and staff.
Students who are also employed by the University in any capacity must sign a statement of faith in addition to agreeing to follow the Standards of Personal Conduct. If you plan to work on campus as a GA or in any other capacity, please review the complete hiring process at http://www.regent.edu/admin/hr/hiring_process.cfm.
By agreeing to follow the University Honor Code and Standards of Personal Conduct, students certify that they will submit themselves to the standards of the Regent University community throughout their time of enrollment. Regent University members maintain a life of discipline, which promotes the well-being of both themselves and other members of the institution. Students should familiarize themselves with all requirements of the University Honor Code and Standards of Personal Conduct. The Honor Code and Standards of Personal Conduct have specific provisions dealing with dishonesty, plagiarism, use of illegal drugs, abuse of alcohol, theft or misuse of property, threats or violence to the health and safety of others, abuse, harassment or intimidation, sexual misconduct, a violation of housing rules, profanity, lying, misuse of computer privileges or facilities, and any unlawful conduct. Students are expected to adhere to all of the guidelines in the University Honor Code and Standards of Personal Conduct. A full text version is available in the student handbook, which can be obtained from the Office of Student Services or can be found online at www.regent.edu/admin/stusrv/student/Student.
In addition to the above Standards of Personal Conduct as set forth by the Board of Trustees, the Law School desires to prepare students for the professional environment of the practice of law. Accordingly, in matters of dress, students should recognize that they are preparing for career placement and should present themselves in a manner consistent with professional standards. While modest casual dress is normally acceptable on campus, recreational and beach attire is not in keeping with professional standards and is therefore discouraged.
The University’s Honor Code and Standards of Personal Conduct are based on the assumption and expectation that students will conduct themselves in accordance with the Code and live their lives accountable to God, first of all, and then to fellow students. In this way, an atmosphere of trust and respect is created that glorifies God and assures openness in the community. Attendance at the university and participation in instructional activities is viewed as a privilege, rather than a right. Along with this privilege, comes a variety of responsibilities. It is presumed that all students are mature individuals and need limited guidance and direction regarding personal and behavioral activities. It is expected that university participants understand biblical standards of personal conduct.