Code of Conduct

The Library Code of Conduct is designed to create a safe and quiet environment for all patrons to enjoy. This code applies to all users of the Corban Library, including faculty, staff and members of the community. We appreciate your cooperation.

Because a major part of the purpose of the University is to promote personal growth, Corban seeks to provide the instruction and atmosphere essential to the development of spiritual maturity. The motivating force of all actions should be the love of God, rather than the desire to please people, or the fear of punishment.

Christians who are thus motivated should express the highest standards of conduct in all their relationships. Their love for truth will lead them to avoid all forms of lying, deceitfulness and cheating.

They will respect law and authority in general as well as the government and its officials. They will obey them when consistent with Scripture, and will perform the duties of good citizens. They will manifest allegiance to the Body of Christ on earth by faithful attendance at the services of the local church and by participation in its ministries.

Their respect for the property of others will restrain them from stealing, and from careless or reckless use of others’ possessions. A sense of dignity of human life will prevent them not only from willfully or carelessly causing the death of another, but also from destroying the reputation of another through malicious gossip. They will observe the Scriptural injunctions of love, obedience, and fidelity within their homes. They will show proper respect for their bodies, which are the temples of the Holy Spirit, by abstaining from practices harmful to the body and from immorality.

This respect should extend to their attitude toward and treatment of other persons. In questions of doubtful activities, certain broad scriptural principles are useful for guiding conduct. First of all, Christians should consider that the rights of others are more important than their own; they should realize that inner righteousness surpasses any external law or constraint and that their scale of values should emphasize the positive good rather than a mere abstinence from evil; and they should govern their actions by the “things which make for peace, things whereby we may edify one another,” and “things which glorify God.”

In light of Scriptural principles, Corban expects its faculty, staff and student body to refrain from certain practices in contemporary culture which are offensive to the weak Christian conscience. The University also expects that in matters of entertainment its faculty, staff and students will exercise discretion and restraint in all choices.