Community Responsibilities: Community Agreement
The faculty and staff of Malone are dedicated to the person of Jesus Christ and to the belief that the principles and practices set forth in the Holy Scriptures will enhance and be evident in the life of every person who seriously embraces the Christian philosophy.
Malone is committed to the total development of each student and seeks to provide a nurturing environment for spiritual, academic, and social growth. Enrollment privileges are extended to any person who academically qualifies and is willing to accept Malone's lifestyle expectations regardless of race, creed, color, or denominational preference.
In order for any community to function effectively, it is necessary for that community to establish behavior expectations that govern its members. Therefore, in addition to the biblical principles that provide essential guidelines for effective living, Malone vigorously discourages the use of tobacco, alcoholic beverages (including non-alcoholic beer), hallucinogenic drugs (including, but not limited to marijuana) or narcotics or other controlled substances (not properly prescribed and used) for all members of the Malone Community. Malone prohibits the possession, use, distribution, purchase or sale (or solicitation of purchase or sale) of illegal or unauthorized drugs, controlled substances, drug-related paraphernalia or alcohol, or being under the influence of any such substance, while on Malone property, while conducting Malone business, while engaging in Malone-related activities, or while operating or riding in any vehicle owned or supplied by Malone. Malone also prohibits any other violation of the Malone Substance Use and Abuse Policy for Employees and Students or any related rules or regulations. Students are required to abstain from pre-marital sex, sexual misconduct, from any violent behavior or threats of violence (to self or others), and from gambling, profanity, vulgar behavior, unlawful harassment, or any other improper conduct.
Malone acknowledges that every adult has the right and responsibility to establish his or her personal lifestyle, but that lifestyle must not conflict with the standards established by the Malone community. Campus lifestyle expectations are not an attempt to legislate Christianity and are not to be considered moral absolutes, but it is the conviction of Malone that they are valid expressions of a Christian community.
Chapel is an integral part of the Malone experience, and every student is required to attend chapel services. Each student is encouraged to also become involved in the services of one or more of the local churches.
As an educational institution, Malone seeks to fulfill its mission of developing the whole person. In so doing:
1. We affirm our dignity and worth as creatures of God.
2. We accept the Lordship of Jesus Christ as ultimate authority.
3. We value the uniqueness and benefits of the Christian academic community.
4. We express a deep concern for individual growth and view discipleship as the highest calling.