Respect for People and Property

As a community of Christians with special commitment to acting out love to one another, the seminary expects community behavior that demonstrates the highest standard of respect for people and property. Scripture is replete with exhortations to look out for the welfare of others and build up each other, to be good protectors and stewards of the possessions God has given us, and to be honest and keep one's word. The seminary is committed to fostering respectful interpersonal relationships regardless of gender, race, age, handicap, or national origin.

Basic standards for respectful conduct at Fuller are similar to those of other institutions of higher education in societies with the legal foundation of respect for people and property. The following are examples of behaviors that are not acceptable according to the standard on Respect for People and Property. These examples are not intended to identify all unacceptable behaviors, but to indicate the types of behavior which are clearly inconsistent with the behavioral expectations of the seminary. When willfully engaged in, serious, or repeated, they may be cause for disciplinary action. When appropriate, these may be reported to civil authorities for legal or other action.

Dishonesty: The seminary regards as unacceptable any lying, misrepresentation, or deception in representations an individual makes about one's self or others in any phase of seminary life.

Injurious or offensive action: Physical assault, infliction of psychological injury, and the spreading of malicious rumors are unacceptable. Prejudicial treatment based on gender, race, age, physical challenge, or national origin is both offensive and injurious. Persistent profane or obscene language is subject to disciplinary action.

Disruption: Acts by individuals or groups which substantially interfere with the rights of others or interfere with the normal activities of the seminary are unacceptable. Disruptive activities in classrooms, libraries, offices, other campus meeting or assembly areas, or in student residences are included.

Stealing or destruction of property: Theft of or damage to the property of another person or of the seminary is unacceptable. Defacing or rendering library material unusable shows little respect for people or property. Unauthorized possession or use of seminary materials or equipment is a form of stealing.

Purposeful violation of institutional policies: Purposeful violations include, but are not limited to, refusal to comply with contractual arrangements with seminary offices or services, refusal to follow seminary parking policies and/or pay parking violation fines, and unwillingness to abide by established policies in Fuller Housing.

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