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Student Conduct


Students enrolled in Manhattan Christian College will be expected to live according to Christian principles at all times. Our standard of conduct at Manhattan Christian College is positive Christian living. All members of the College community will seek to live according to the principles of life revealed by and in Jesus Christ, as taught in the scriptures. We wish for such quality of living as will provide the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Representative scriptural guidelines are found in such passages as: Philippians 4:8; I Corinthians 6:12; 10:23,31; Galatians 5:16-25; Colossians 3:17; 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; and Philippians 2:1-11.


Wearing apparel at Manhattan Christian College should always carry the dignity of Christian college students and should bear witness to a serious commitment. Students are expected to dress appropriately when leaving the residence hall to go to any other part of the campus or to leave the campus. The basic concern is that clothing of all types be characterized by neatness, appropriateness, and modesty. Faculty and staff will help encourage appropriate and modest dress for students.


No student may be enrolled at Manhattan Christian College who uses tobacco in any form, alcoholic beverages, narcotics or drugs (unless prescribed by a physician). Any student found engaged in the use of these after enrollment will be subject for dismissal from the College.


Ideally, the Christian should live by principle, not by many rules. The key to a well-adjusted, mature Christian character is self-discipline under the authority of Christ. Realistically, however, we recognize that for successful group living on a college campus, some regulations are necessary. Individual liberties will be limited by the rights of others and the welfare of the group.

The Vice President of Student Life, the Director of Student Development, Residence Hall Supervisors, and Residence Assistants (RAs) have the major responsibility in matters relating to student decorum. Students themselves participate in the discipline of the other students also.

In cases where satisfactory adjustment has not been accomplished, the Vice President for Student Life and/or Director of Student Development may refer the matter to the Faculty Student Life Committee for special review. In particularly serious cases the matter may be referred to the faculty for consideration of termination.