The Worship Arts Conservatory is a community of believers in the saving grace of God in Christ. It is our desire to honor Jesus Christ through loving service to others. This loving service includes deference to their spiritual convictions. It is recognized that the Worship Arts Conservatory expectations of behavior may be different from behavioral expectation of the society. As a community desiring to follow the Lord and treat one another with Christian love we commit to the following statement of conduct. These guidelines for Christian living are to be followed by all students, faculty and staff.
- Godly Behavior. We encourage all members to behave in a godly manner. This would include the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control) and to pursue godly actions such as righteousness, justice, mercy, forgiveness, humility and honesty (Galatians 5:22-24; Philippians 2:2-3; Romans 12:1-2).
- Scriptural Sins. Attitudes and behaviors specifically prescribed or forbidden by Scripture shall guide the conduct of all members of our community (Galatians 5:19-22). This would include drunkenness, theft, “sins of the tongue” (profanity, vulgarity, slander and gossip), dishonesty in any form, occult practices, illegal activities, and sexual sins (pre-marital sex, homosexuality, and adultery).
- Laws. Members of WAC are expected to uphold the laws of the local community, the State of Michigan and the nation.
- Tobacco and Alcohol. Due to the health hazards of tobacco and the dangers of drunkenness, the use of tobacco and alcohol are prohibited on campus.
- Harassment and Discrimination. WAC does not condone any form of sexual harassment, whether verbal, physical or both. Discrimination based on race, national origin, sex or handicap will not be tolerated.
- Illegal Drugs. The use or possession of illegal drugs is forbidden.
- Modesty. Standards of dress and adornment should be dictated by modesty, decency and appropriateness. Our personal goals should reflect the desire to dress so as not to draw another person into sin.
- Pornography. The viewing of pornographic material is forbidden (Philippians 4:8).
- Academic Dishonesty. Any academic dishonesty (including cheating and plagiarism) is regarded as a serious violation of community standards.
Students, faculty and staff are required to sign the Lifestyle Agreement. By signing this they affirm their agreement to abide by it for the duration of their membership in this community.