Dear Fellow Learners,

Welcome to Fresno Pacific University! We are glad you have chosen this particular community of learners. As a Christ-centered university grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, we seek to integrate faith with learning and living, theory and praxis, reflection and action. Learning involves the collaborative development of knowledge, skills, and ultimately the true wisdom of morally right actions. In all our learning we want to
experience and extend the Kingdom of God on earth as we increase our ability to serve the church and society with visionary leadership and powerful followership.

This handbook provides important guidelines designed to help you make the most of your time at FPU. We believe these principles are biblical and reasonable expectations that we each accept for the benefit of every individual and the entire university community. We want to create an environment of mutual trust and commitment in which all of us grow into the people God desires us to be.

As we study and learn together, we do everything for the glory of God. This central purpose compels us to do everything with excellence. Excellence requires hard work. Excellence is more than an aspiration or goal. It is our shared commitment as we follow Christ. Join us in making Fresno Pacific a caring, nurturing, rigorous, and reflective community within which we become what God desires us to be. I wish you much joy and success as we learn together.

Rich Kriegbaum, Ph.D.