Every community has conduct expectations for its members. As an evangelical Christian community, the University has formulated a set of behavioural responsibilities that apply to students, staff, and faculty. These responsibilities reflect the values of Trinity Western as an academic, disciple making community. People who become members of the community are asked to comply with the University’s Community Covenant as a matter of respect for the values of this community even though the standards may not reflect their personal convictions in every detail.
The Community Covenant is included within the application process, and those applying for community membership should read the statement carefully. Maintenance of one’s integrity with regard to the Community Covenant is essential for continued membership in the community. Once a commitment has been indicated through signature, failure to respect the Community Covenant is a breach of personal integrity, a matter which may, in some cases, be of greater concern than the violation itself.