Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College is a Christian institution whose primary purpose is to build and create programs for undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate theological education, specifically designed to equip both men and women for effective Christian leadership in church-related ministries and other areas where theological training is necessary.
A. It is expected that students admitted into Texas Baptist College or Southwestern Seminary will conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the Lord’s calling, consistent with the institution’s policies, and Scriptural principles. It is the intent of student discipline to exercise genuine Christian concern while addressing challenging situations. The Dean of Students in conjunction with other school responds to challenging situations for the benefit of personal growth and professional development. The welfare of student is the primary concern (Cf. Gal. 6:2). Disciplinary action may result from any inappropriate behavior, such as immoral or unethical conduct, menacing or disruptive activity, violations of personal and/or property rights, civil or legal infractions.
Examples of prohibitive behavior includes:
B. Relationship/Marital/Familial Guidelines
C. Academic Ethical Expectations
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Texas Baptist College are educational institution committed to a high standard of academic integrity at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. As such, any student who submits work as part of the requirements for a course thereby asserts that the student personally has done that work and that it has not been submitted for credit in any other course without permission. Unless credit is explicitly given to sources, the student is asserting that the words and/or the thoughts are the student's own original work. Falling short of these standards is academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes the following: cheating, submitting without approval work originally prepared by the student for another course, and plagiarism, which is essentially submitting as one's own work material prepared in whole or in part by another person while failing to give proper credit on papers for sources used. All cases of plagiarism will be reported to the Dean of Students and will be kept on file. The institution recognizes a professor’s authority to undertake disciplinary actions concerning any of his students in the context of his classroom.
D. Civil Infractions
Students involved in a criminal or civil infraction are accountable to civil authorities but may also be subject to discipline by the institution. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will not be bound to or limited by civil authority actions.
In the attempt to make this a truly responsible and redemptive community, it is expected that students, faculty, administration, and staff jointly accept the responsibility of reporting such actions that are unacceptable, unethical, or detrimental to the Christian academic community or to the ministries that they serve. All apparent violations of the ethical conduct policies are to be reported to the Dean of Students for timely investigation.