••••••••• Student Services

COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS The University has chosen to set a standard of behavior for all students, faculty and staff. In addition to those behav­ iors and attitudes which the Scriptures specifically praise or condemn, the Board of Trustees has adopted the following statement of community agreements which are a require­ ment for membership in the Biola community. Biota University has long recognized a value in maintaining certain behavioral standards that contribute to the atmosphere on campus, foster fellowship with a wide range of Christians and, in many instances, assist in strengthening our Ch1istian testimony to our community. In this light, Bio/a University asks both its students and emplayees to be supportive of these behavioral standards. This institution is for earnest Christians who are sensitive lo the many principles of Christian living that are found in the Bible. The institution also stales certain specific guidelines for the conduct of the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students. Although such regula­ tions are not the basis of our standing in Christ, and are not a neces­ sary consequence of it, they can be beneficial lo the life and tesli11wny of both the individual and the institution. To this end, Bio/a expects the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students lo refrain from the use of alcoholic beverages and tobacco and from gambling. Also, Bio/a does not al/mu social dancing al universitrrelated or sponsored activities (that is, al any activity that involves any identifiable university group, is publicized on campus, and/or has the appearance of being univer­ sity related, whether held on or off campus). Further, the Board of Trustees, faculty, staff and students are expected lo exercise discern­ ment so as lo abstain from all activities that tend to be morally degrad­ ing; this includes but is not limited lo individual decisions regarding movies and television programs viewed and other entertainment, recre­ ational and social activities. Bio/a University does not presume to be a censoring agency for all activities; it does, however, expect langi.ble ev~ dence ofmaturing Christian convictions and discerning judgment. Bio/a resernes the right to dismiss a student, who, in its judg­ ment does not conform either to the stated regulations goveming stu­ dent conduct or to the expressed principles, policies, programs and expectations of the University. These standards apply lo the student while enrolled in any of the schools or programs of the University on campus and off campus. Further, these standards apply to the Board of Tmstees, faculty and staffwhile part of the Bio/a community. In addition, members of the Bio/a community will observe Sun­ day as the Lord's Day and primary allention to worship, rest, Christian fellowship and recreation, and service. The Student Handbook of each school of the University describes the major assumptions, biblical principles and general principles upon which the Community Agreements are based. Out of these also come such day to day issues as approp1iate dress for the classroom. In addition to describing activities, services and the University's spiritual life goals, the handbooks are also a resource for community activities and services. Copies of the Undergraduate Student Handbook are available on request from the Student Affairs office. Graduate students may obtain copies of their handbooks from their respective graduate schools.

Biola recognizes that education does not take place exclu­ sively in the classroom; rather, the individual student is viewed as a "whole person" and we are committed to con tributing to his or her development in the social, personal, physical and spiritual areas of life, as well as in the academic area. Toward that end, several departments are devoted to this emphasis. The Student Affairs Department is responsible for programs and activities both in the residence halls and throughout the campus community. Also, they supervise such areas as career planning, discipline, advisement to the student organizations, new student orientation, learning skills development, ethnic and international student relations and campus safety. The Auxiliary Services Department is responsible for the business management of the residence facilities, food services, health services, the bookstore, the duplicating center, and the sched­ uling of facilities for Biola's various non-academic programs. RESIDENCE LIFE The residence halls are more than a place for students to sleep and study. We also see the halls as a place for a person to develop in all areas of his or her life. For this reason programs and staff are available to provide an environment for such growth. We see the residence halls as an exciting, challenging place to live. Resident Directors and Resident Assistants are avai lable in each hall to serve as a resource for students. THE RESIDENCE HALLS Most rooms accommodate two students and are equipped with individual study desks, single beds, individual closets and a chest of drawers. Each residence hall has laundry rooms equipped with metered washing machines and dryers. Students are expected to supply their own linens (sheets, pillowcases, LOwels, blankets, pillow, and bedspreads) and electric irons. No cooking equipment is allowed in the resi­ dence hall rooms. GRADUATE/NON-TRADITIONAL HOUSING Single- and double-occupancy rooms are available for graduate students and for non-traditional (24 years and older) undergraduate students in suite-style rooms in Stewart Hall. Residen ts of graduate/ non-traditional housing may occupy their rooms year ' round. No meal plan is required. Four kitchens are available for the excl usive use of this community. ON-CAMPUS APARTMENTS Two on-campus apartment buildings are avai lable for occupancy by Biola students. Two-bedroom apartments may be rented by single students 21 years of age or older. Each apartmen t will be occupied by four persons, two per bed­ room. One-bedroom apartments designed for occupancy by two persons, are avai lable primarily for married students. Information on deposits and rental rates may be obtained from the Auxiliary Services Office.


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