Sexual Conduct

Maranatha Baptist University encourages the development of healthy relationships between men and women. Positive interaction is encouraged and promoted through university-approved activities. All members of the university family are expected to exercise discretion in all displays of affection. Scripture clearly teaches that sexual purity is the standard of moral behavior for the Christian. Sexual relationships are designed by God for expression only in the context of a committed heterosexual marriage. Sexual activity and expression apart from the marriage relationship is a sin against the Christian’s body and is in violation of biblical commands.

Any student involved in any sexually immoral behavior, including, but not limited to, premarital sex, adultery, and written, verbal, or visually sexual explicit communication should expect immediate suspension or dismissal from the University.

Disciplinary action will be taken for perpetrating sexual harassment. Sexual harassment includes any physical and/or verbal contact that is unwanted and that violates Maranatha’s social policies.

If a student believes he or she is the victim of sexual harassment, he or she is to report the details of the complaint to a Dean who will take appropriate action to deal with the complaint.