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Corban University

Our Guiding Philosophy

As Corban University communicates policies and procedures to students and their families in the coming weeks, we recognize that our approach may seem too lax to some, too restrictive to others. We want to reassure you that we are making decisions based on the best information available, guided by our science faculty members’ expertise, State and county guidelines, and best practices from peer institutions.

Corban’s policy-making process is guided by two key principles:

To this end, you may discover policies that feel inconvenient or disruptive to your routine, such as wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and conducting some activities through remote means. Please keep in mind that we are doing our best to minimize risk for you as well as others who may belong to more vulnerable populations.

We ask for patience as we navigate this challenging, disruptive season, making the most of opportunities to learn and grow together as we “submit [ourselves] to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established,” as Paul writes in Romans 13. “Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others” (Philippians 2:4). We embrace this opportunity to set aside our personal preferences at times, so we can protect the most vulnerable among our community, in a spirit of Christlike servant-leadership.