Because of the communal nature of the L.A. Film Studies Center program, students and staff are expected to follow Biblical principles concerning Christian conduct, including a willingness to subordinate one's own prerogatives for the benefit of the community and an earnest endeavor to avoid all expressions of racial and sexual discrimination.
All students are required to sign and commit themselves to the following statement prior to acceptance into the program:
"I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE that I understand that the LAFSC curriculum will expose me to a wide range of film experiences, some of which, for example, may contain themes, language, graphic violence, and sexual reference not consistent with Christian values. I understand that the purpose for studying such material is to seek a mature understanding of the potential and accomplishment of film as a means of exploring the human predicament. I further understand that the LAFSC faculty will strive for mature Christian discernment of the moral and aesthetic appropriateness of the film choices.
I HEREBY RECOGNIZE that I will be participating in a Christ-centered community in Los Angeles, requiring an exemplary lifestyle in living and learning, and respect for members of this community and the surrounding local culture. While in the program, I will endeavor to conduct myself in accordance with a Christ-centered life; cultivating actions it commends such as love, compassion, truthfulness, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. I will likewise refrain from dishonesty, plagiarism, drunkenness, sexual immorality, promiscuity, theft, violence, disruptive behavior, racism, sexual harassment and illicit or non-medical use of drugs, narcotics & other substances. I will also honor any additional standards required by my home institution.
FURTHERMORE, in respect for the values of others in this community, I will abstain from the use of alcohol and tobacco.
I UNDERSTAND that violation of any of these standards is grounds for disciplinary action, including immediate dismissal from the program."
This is the standard by which all students shall live while involved in the program.