As a redeemed image bearer who loves God with all of my being, I commit to give the Lord Jesus Christ pre-eminence in every area of life by seeking an intimate, personal relationship with him and striving for professional competence in my chosen profession for the glory of God. I promise to worship, work, study, and play with all of my might for the glory of God.
Matthew 22:37-40, 1 Corinthians 10:31, Colossians 1:18, 3:23-24, John 17:20-23
Seek After God
We acknowledge that loving God cannot be coerced; therefore Clarks Summit University looks to provide students with a variety of opportunities to seek after God:
Chapel is an opportunity for the Clarks Summit University family to join together in prayer, worship, spiritual instruction, information and small group ministry to encourage us to Christlikeness.
All undergraduate students enrolled in seven or more credits are required to attend chapel and scan in on time using their student ID card. Three tardies are considered an absence. Students will be marked absent if they arrive after attendance has been put away, leave before the speaker is finished, or are disruptive or inattentive (studying, sleeping, talking, texting, gaming, etc.). It is the student’s responsibility to keep track of his or her chapel attendance. Students are allowed a limited number of chapel absences to be used for sickness or personal needs. For any additional unexcused absences, students will be fined the following:
- One: $15
- Two: $40 and meeting with an OSD staff member
- Three: $80 and meeting with an Associate Dean
- Four: Additional $40 each and a review by the Dean of Students for corrective action
Students who demonstrate a pattern of disregard for chapel may be dismissed or asked not to return.
There will be opportunities within the context of residence hall life to study Scripture, pray, and encourage one another.
Church involvement is an opportunity to practice the New Testament admonition for worship, fellowship, edification, and evangelism. Clarks Summit University views each student’s faithful participation in the body of a local church as a crucial element of preparation for future life and ministry. Students who neglect consistent church involvement will be required to meet with the Associate Dean. Students who demonstrate a pattern of disregard for church attendance may be dismissed or asked not to return.
Ministry is comprehensively serving the physical, emotional, mental, financial, and vocational needs of others in Christ’s name. Ministry Development exists to cultivate a desire within students to identify ministry opportunities and serve unselfishly.
Clarks Summit University encourages students to develop a walk with God through personal Bible study and prayer that is lived out in community.
Seek to Work Hard
Clarks Summit University acknowledges that a love for God must be demonstrated through a biblical work ethic applied to every area of life. We expect students to be characterized by a godly testimony, integrity, discipline, servanthood, sportsmanship, and the pursuit of excellence in such areas as work, athletics, the arts, and studies.
Seek Professional Competence
Clarks Summit University encourages students to show a love for God through the pursuit of excellence in their chosen field. We value academic achievement displayed by degree completion, certification, licensure and appropriate credentials.