1. Intro to the Student Code of Conduct

TWU is a Christian university of the liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies with a vision for developing people of high competence and exemplary character who distinguish themselves as leaders in the marketplaces of life. Within the TWU community, students, faculty, and staff join together to pursue truth and excellence with grace and diligence, treat people and ideas with charity and respect, think critically and constructively about complex issues, and willingly respond to the world’s most profound needs and greatest opportunities.

The Student Code of Conduct is intended to promote the formation of a distinctive community that acknowledges and respects the Christian values of TWU, believing that this will optimize the learning environment and maximize the University’s capacity to fulfil its mission and achieve its aspirations. These values include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, compassion, humility, forgiveness, peacemaking, mercy, and justice. All members of this community are expected to conduct themselves in a manner that contributes positively to an environment in which respect, civility, diversity, opportunity, and inclusiveness are valued. While recognizing that not all students will necessarily affirm the theological views that are central to the University’s Christian identity, it is expected that the Christian beliefs and practices on which TWU is founded will be treated with respect.