Bluefield College

Name: Bluefield College
Location: Bluefield, Virginia
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Enrollment: 776
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Concerning GLBT Equality:

The Bluefield College student handbook contains the following:

4. Practice Self-Discipline
Bluefield College values growth in the areas of spiritual and emotional maturity, interpersonal relationships and social awareness, coupled with intellectual life. Jesus tells us in John 13:25 that He has set “an example” for us. Our desire is that every student would grow into a fully devoted follower of Christ. Therefore, this would be evidenced in their lives by not being involved in:

  • Indiscreet or offensive behavior in relationships with the opposite sex and sexual sins expressly premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual practices which are unacceptable and prohibited. Also included are pornographic books, magazines, posters, paraphernalia, and videos, as well as sexually explicit internet sites.

Amnesty policy – students who are struggling with issues that violate the community living standards are encouraged to seek support and help. Issues may include pregnancy, drugs, alcohol, pornography, sexual relationships and homosexual tendencies. We realize that college students may struggle with these issues and may be fearful of asking for help because of the potential consequences. To meet that need Bluefield College has established an Amnesty Policy. This policy allows students that want to receive help and support work through these issues prior to disciplinary action, and also to be held accountable for such behaviors without going through the discipline process. Students will be asked to abstain from the behavior and to sign a behavior contract. Amnesty request may be obtained in the office of Student Development or from the campus minister. Requests must be submitted before any disciplinary action takes place.

A PDF of their 2005-2006 Student Handbook can be found here.

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