Value II. Respect

All members—students, faculty, staff and administrators alike—are valuable and worthy of being respected. Every member has a role in creating a positive campus environment that is open minded, accepting and shows decency to those around us. It involves accepting and valuing personal differences, listening to what others have to say, and refraining from destructive behaviors and comments.

Behavioral expectations that flow out of this value include but are not limited to:

  1. Behavior that is productive to the educational environment and that which upholds and promotes the academic success of others.
  2. Respect for the rights and opinions of others.
  3. Students are committed to cooperate with requests from university officials and/or uniformed Campus Safety officers who make such requests as a function of their official capacity.  While on campus or during FPU sponsored events, students may be asked for identification and are obliged to provide it.  Failure to cooperate may lead to disciplinary action.
  4. Discretion in dating practices, public, and private.  Students are encouraged to build balanced, healthy, Christ-centered relationships.
  5. Individuals are to have wholesome speech patterns devoid of profanity and coarse joking, particularly that which is degrading to gender, ethnicity, and/or people groups.
  6. Individuals are to conduct themselves with kindness and self-control. Harassment, bullying, cyberbullying, hazing, hate speech, intimidation, stalking, cyber stalking (including but not limited to, the intent to abuse, annoy, threaten, terrify or embarrass), verbal threats, and threatening or reckless behavior or violence directed at others are prohibited.
    1. Bullying is defined as the repeated use of a written, verbal or electronic expression or a physical act or gesture or any combination which is directed at a victim and: (i) causes physical/emotional harm or damage to their property; (ii) causes reasonable fear of harm to self or damage to property; (iii) creates a hostile environment; (iv) infringes on the rights of the victim; or (v) materially and substantially disrupts the education process or the orderly operation of the university.
    2. Cyber-bullying is defined as the use of technology or any electronic communication, which includes, but is not limited to, any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photo electronic or photo optical system, including, but not limited to, electronic mail, internet communications, instant messages, or facsimile communications.
      1. Cyber-bullying shall also include (i) the creation of a web page or blog in which the creator assumes the identity of another person or (ii) the knowing impersonation of another person as the author of posted content or messages, if the creation or impersonation creates any of the conditions enumerated in clauses (i) to (v), inclusive, of the definition of bullying. Cyber-bullying shall also include the distribution by electronic means of a communication to more than one person or the posting of material on an electronic medium that may be accessed by one or more persons, if the distribution or posting creates any of the conditions enumerated above in clauses (i) to (v).
  7. The care of oneself physically and psychologically.  
  8. Respect of noise levels in accordance with the needs of others.  
  9. Respect for all campus authorities.
  10. Honesty and integrity of speech – slander, gossip, or lying is prohibited.