Standards of Conduct
PCC is committed to the highest standards of Christian conduct and holds that the Bible—the infallible, divine Word of God—provides the basis for that conduct. Salvation by faith in Christ is the initial step in the Christian life, followed by spiritual growth into the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29), which is the work of the Holy Spirit (2 Cor. 3:18). The Holy Spirit makes the Christian conscious of the biblical demands for a holy life, which fulfills both God’s moral law (Heb. 10:15–16) and high law of love (Matt. 22:37–39; Rom. 13:8–10; Gal. 5:14). The result is a life consecrated unto God and separated from the world (James 1:27).
Pensacola Christian College has therefore established biblical standards of conduct to provide an environment conducive to spiritual growth. PCC contends that moral conviction, self-discipline, and enthusiasm for Christian witnessing are as important as academic excellence.
The standards of conduct expected of students at PCC are based on the following biblical imperatives. All activities of the Christian must be subordinated to the glory of God, Who indwells us (1 Cor. 6:19–20). The Christian must endeavor to avoid practices that cause loss of sensitivity to the spiritual needs of the world (1 Cor. 8:9, 12–13; 10:32) and loss of the Christian’s physical, mental, or spiritual well-being (1 Cor. 9:27). In today’s society this includes avoiding such practices as gambling, dancing, profanity, obscenity, abuse of drugs, the use of tobacco and alcohol, and attendance at movie theaters. Under no circumstances will pornography, premarital or extramarital sex, homosexuality, or other sex perversions be tolerated. PCC believes that the Christian college student should demonstrate loyalty to the Lord Jesus Christ in every area of life. Jesus Christ is our example, and every student should bring his behavior into conformity to Him. The College reserves the right, at its discretion, to communicate with a student’s parents, legal guardian, or pastor on any situation involving a student.
For more detailed information, see the Pathway to College Success: Student Resource Guide.
Prospective students are welcome to call the Admissions Department for answers to specific questions regarding campus life (1-800-PCC-INFO) or visit overnight in the College residence halls to experience typical student life on campus.