Standards of Dress Code and Conduct
Standards of Progress
Charis Bible College has three basic standards by which students’ progress is measured: grace, servanthood, and character. Detailed below are “guideposts” by which the working out of these truths may be measured, not a formula by which these qualities may be attained. As a believer we already possess everything we need in Christ, but must yield our souls and bodies so that these qualities are manifested in our thoughts and actions.
Grace: Second Peter 1:2-3, “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.”
Charis is the Greek word for grace. The grace of God is God’s favor given to every believer who by faith puts his or her trust in Jesus Christ. Grace is multiplied in your life as you relate with other people. The grace of God, His ability working in you, is manifested as you are willing to listen and understand the heart of your teachers and fellow students, as you exercise forgiveness, as you see the best in people and overlook human faults, and as you are enabled to work with those you may disagree with.
Servanthood: As disciples of Jesus Christ, students at Charis Bible College value and walk in humility and servanthood. They are willing to put the needs of others ahead of their own desires, and find opportunities on their own to serve the school, staff, fellow students, and others.
Character: It is defined by the example of our Lord Jesus Christ and further explained by the writers of the Bible. This is measured by your attendance record, faithfulness in paying tuition, obeying rules, and living by the highest moral and ethical standards.
Modesty and good taste are considered the principle guidelines for all students while on campus. Business-casual dress for men and women that is clean and neat is appropriate for classes and daily campus activities. Occasionally, circumstances may dictate a more formal dress. On such occasions, dresses for ladies are appropriate. Suits, or sport coats with ties, are considered formal for men.
We expect all students of Charis Bible College to conduct themselves to the best of their abilities, in agreement with the teachings of Jesus, both on and off campus, at all times while enrolled as students.