Revised and Approved by Board of Trustees, January 2006
This Community Covenant is something that the faculty and staff of Cedarville University do together with an important part being the mutual support and accountability that we extend to one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.
We do not view these core values as matters of mere convenience or personal preference. We believe they are essential marks of lives transformed by God's grace. As a community of born-again believers, we commit ourselves to the pursuit of these marks of spiritual growth and maturity so that God may be glorified on our campus.
- We covenant together to express our love for God through our obedience to the authority of His Word, our practice of spiritual disciplines, and regular expressions of worship and Christian service.
- We covenant together to express our love for others through acts of kindness, wholesome and uplifting speech, redemptive expressions of confrontation and forgiveness, merciful acts to those in need, and loving proclamation of the gospel.
- We covenant together to be people of integrity and self-control, truthful in our speech, honest in our conduct, and morally pure in both thought and action.
- We covenant together to pursue excellence in all that we do as an expression of our gratitude to God and our desire to be good stewards of all God's gifts, including our talents, time, and resources.
As a Christ-centered learning community, we understand that we are role models. Students, as well as others, observe our values, our conduct, and our work ethic. This not only takes place as we perform our University function, but in our non-work and home environments as well. Therefore, all full-time and part-time faculty and staff, initially at hire, and annually thereafter, are required to indicate their agreement with and willingness to abide by the values stated in the Community Covenant above.
Agreement with and willingness to abide by the Community Covenant is understood to include the implications of these core values as outlined specifically in the General Work Place Standards and in the other sections of the Faculty Handbook and the Staff Handbook.