6 Core Values Of Campus Life
Culture is neither mission nor vision. Culture is the expression, in a multiplicity of ways, of our composite values. The way we build, because architecture is language, the way we talk, study, create, worship and even play are the expressions of culture. One might say the music, statuary and creative writing of a society are expressions of culture because they reveal its values.
Six phrases have been identified as the cultural foundations of Southeastern University.
- Authentic Spirituality
Genuine devotion, rather than showmanship, sensuality, and self-centeredness inform our expressions of worship, especially in public.
- A Faith-infused World View
Though certainly not claiming an artificial unanimity on all social and political issues, there is a God-centeredness at the heart of our world view.
- Character Development for Ethics in Life
Our Biblical value system and world view must find expression in a truly Christian ethic. That ethical system must be celebrated in relationships, business, and decision making in all of life. Ethics as a belief system must also find the character to be acted upon.
- A Family-oriented Community of Servants
Servanthood in leadership as well as relationship means practical kindness in the example of Christ. We do not believe it possible to fully serve God without serving humanity. We likewise believe it is not possible to fully serve humanity without serving the family of God in this place.
- Professional and Academic Excellence
Our God is a God who "doeth all things well." "Good enough for church work" is a repugnant phrase to us. Here at Southeastern and in the professions and ministries to follow, we hold excellence as being consistent with who God is.
- Culturally Literate and Sensitive
If we are committed to serve God and the world in the genuine love of Christ, we must understand the world and its true needs. Sensitivity to the spirits of those around him was at the heart of Christ's ministry. To understand and respond with sensitive love implies not compromise but compassion.