Dordt College

Name: Dordt College
Location: Sioux Center, Iowa
Religious Affiliation: Christian Reformed Church
Enrollment: 1,300
Website: www.dordt.edu
Accreditation:
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Concerning GLBT Equality:

The Dordt College student handbook states:

The Bible encourages Christians to maintain a loving and supportive attitude toward each other and mutual respect for members of the opposite sex. It also encourages loving and supportive attitudes toward those who struggle with sexual issues. The College will strive to work in a counseling context with individuals who struggle with appropriate sexual conduct, relationships, and issues. The College may determine, however, that sexual activity outside of the marriage covenant, sexual activity with someone other than one’s spouse, sexual activity with someone of the same gender, promoting or advocating sexually immoral activity, or sexual harassment and other inappropriate conduct should result in an employee’s discharge or a student’s dismissal.

Based upon its biblical beliefs, the College specifically prohibits the following types of sexual activity (These prohibitions do not restrict members of various academic disciplines, including students, faculty, and staff, from discussing or examining, in the educational context, such issues as they affect individuals, societies, or others):

  1. Engaging in, promoting, or advocating sexually immoral activity.
  2. Engaging in, promoting, or advocating extramarital sexual relations.
  3. Engaging in, promoting, or advocating homosexual relations.

The Dordt College student handbook can be viewed here.

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