Undergraduate Student Handbook 2023-24

PERSONAL CARE AND RESPONSIBILITY All students are expected to live independently and are responsible for their own personal care. Any student requiring a personal care attendant because of a physical disability is responsible for making such arrangements. More information on the personal care attendant policy and other disability accommodations is available at cedarville.edu/disabilities. INVOLUNTARY ADMINISTRATIVE WITHDRAWAL This is a special, non-disciplinary process used when a student appears to pose a significant risk to self or to others, or when that student’s behavior infringes on the rights or educational process of others. A student may be subject to involuntary withdrawal from the University or from University housing if the student engages or threatens to engage in the following: ƒ Behavior that poses a danger of causing physical harm to self or others. ƒ Behavior that would cause property damage or directly impedes or disrupts the lawful activity of others. All appeals for Involuntary Administrative Withdrawal should be addressed to the Vice President for Student Life and Christian Ministries within 48 hours of the decision. DRESS AND APPEARANCE Our approach to standards for dress and appearance seeks to honor biblical principles of modesty as humility expressed in dress and to provide general guidelines appropriate for a Christ-centered educational institution. The biblical expectation of modesty is that the conduct of both men and women, which includes but is not limited to dress, serves to enhance rather than detract from the reputation of the Gospel (1 Tim. 2:3–10; 1 Pet. 3:3–4). Manifestation of modesty includes seeking to adorn the Gospel by placing emphasis on the condition of one’s heart expressed by living with humility in attitude, behavior, and dress (Prov. 31:30). Therefore, students are encouraged to portray servant attitudes toward Christ and other people in their dress and appearance. The specific guidelines included below are shaped by biblical principles, community preferences, and cultural expectations in terms of propriety and professionalism. ƒ Clothing should not be excessively short or revealing. For example, skirts/dresses should fall mid-thigh, midriff and underwear should not show, leggings/tights should have a skirt, dress, or shirt over top that falls mid-thigh (except during exercise), and shirts should not be low-cut and should have modest straps. ƒ Clothing should not have slogans that are inconsistent with University values. ƒ Shoes should be worn in academic buildings, chapel, and the dining hall at all times. ƒ Pajama pants should not be worn to class or chapel. ƒ Clothing should be gender appropriate. ƒ Other than in the residence halls, shirts should be worn everywhere on campus, including the Callan Athletic Center. In addition, our campus culture supports the professional development of students and allows faculty to communicate additional dress guidelines for classes that are consistent with the course objectives. DANCE We recognize that appropriate styles of dance can be a valuable part of art, worship, choreography, celebration, and exercise. Expressions of dance performed in a manner that honors God and promotes holiness are permitted. Unfortunately, many forms of dancing are closely associated with things that undermine godliness. Participating in dance that is sexually provocative, occurs in unhealthy environments, or accompanies lyrics that do not reflect a pure and godly lifestyle is prohibited. 17