Regent University is a Christ-centered institution. The board of trustees, along with the faculty and staff of the university, are committed to an evangelical interpretation and application of the Christian faith. The campus community is closely identified with the present-day renewal movement, which emphasizes the gifts, fruit and ministries of the Holy Spirit. It is expected that all trustees, officers, administrators and faculty will subscribe to this statement in writing:
The Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible and authoritative source of Christian doctrine and precept;
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Ghost;
That man was created in the image of God but as a result of sin is lost and powerless to save himself.
The only hope for man is to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, the virgin-born son of God, who died to take upon Himself the punishment for the sin of mankind, and who rose from the dead, so that by receiving Him as Savior and Lord, man is redeemed by His blood;
Jesus Christ will personally return to Earth in power and glory;
The Holy Spirit indwells those who receive Christ, for the purpose of enabling them to live righteous and holy lives;
The Church is the body of Christ and is comprised of all those who through belief in Christ have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit. The mission of the Church is worldwide evangelization and the nurture and discipling of Christians. (Board of Trustees, Resolution #3, September 25, 1977).
Regent University strives for a diverse student body. In advancing equal access to applicants and students in all opportunities, programs, and facilities to the University in accordance with applicable federal and state laws Regent University does not discriminate against applicants for enrollment or students on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, creed, gender, age, marital status, or disability.
Standard of Personal Conduct:
Biblical precepts constitute the guidelines for conduct by all members of the Regent University community. In matters of dress, students should recognize that they are preparing for career placement and thus should present themselves in a manner consistent with professional standards. While casual dress is normally acceptable on campus, the wearing of recreational and beach attire is not in keeping with professional standards and is thus discouraged. Regent University students are expected to abide by biblical standards of holiness, and to uphold a traditional Christian ethic as it relates to sexual activity and purity. Regent University, in keeping with St. Paul's admonition to refrain from behavior that might be a stumbling block to the weaker brother, encourages students to appropriately set aside their personal freedom and refrain from the use of alcohol and tobacco. The abuse of alcohol is prohibited. Firearms, illegal narcotics, alcohol and tobacco are not permitted on university premises. The standards set forth in this statement are illustrative only, and not exclusive. Applicants are encouraged to read our full Standard of Personal Conduct in order to become familiar with the behavioral expectations the University has for its students. Our students are obligated to comply with the complete Standard of Personal Conduct, which is located in our Student Handbook online at https://www.regent.edu/admin/stusrv/documents/StudentHandbook.pdf