Community Values and Standards
SDCC Community and Spiritual Expectations
Understanding of and compliance with this statement are required for admission to San Diego Christian College. Please read carefully.
San Diego Christian College is committed to developing and maintaining a campus environment that contributes to the moral, spiritual, intellectual and social maturity of all students. The college recognizes that students are at various stages in their spiritual maturity and strives to help them learn the important balance between responsibility and freedom. Romans 8:29 instructs us to be “conformed to the image of Christ”, and I John 2:6 instructs us “to walk even as He walked.” We believe the pattern for growth can be found in Jesus Christ. As such, we emphasize following the example that Christ gave while learning to apply the life teachings in the Bible.
As Christians, we are instructed to encourage one another in the faith, to bear one another’s burdens, and to hold one another accountable. The spirit of Christ is one of consideration and service to each other. That is the model we emphasize and strive to follow at San Diego Christian College.
Because of their various stages in spiritual maturity, SDCC will expect every student to respect and comply with Community and Spiritual expectations including, but not limited to:
- All full-time students are required to attend chapel two times each week. Chapel meets Wednesdays and Fridays for community, worship, and education.
- Students are expected to be active members in a local church.
- Students will not participate in practices that are morally wrong according to Scripture such as drunkenness, gluttony, speech that does not build up, profanity, lying, occult practices, and sexual immorality such as any form of homosexuality, incest, fornication, adultery, or pornography.
- Every student will complete 15 units of Bible/Theology coursework for graduation.
- Students will follow the dress guidelines according to the student handbook.
- Alcohol and illegal substances (drugs) are viewed as being detrimental to one’s personal character development. All students will refrain from the possession and/or use of alcoholic beverages, tobacco, narcotics, or hallucinogenic drugs.
These are specific standards that reflect the spirit of guiding biblical principles. The college recognizes that your personal commitments and lifestyle may be different than these standards; however, you will be expected to respect and comply with these community responsibilities.
You are expected to abide by institutionally established policies (Hebrews 13:17; I Peter 2:13-17), and if you fail to do so, college personnel will provide wise counsel to help you understand the standards and develop the personal maturity to abide by these standards. All policies can be found in the current Student Handbook.
If you have any further questions or specific concerns regarding these standards, please contact the Admissions Office or Student Development.
By enrolling as a student at SDCC, you are acknowledging that you voluntarily agree to submit yourself to the direction provided by the college through its programs, policies, and personnel.