Lee University

Name: Lee University
Location: Cleveland, Tennessee
Religious Affiliation: Church of God, Cleveland
Enrollment: 4,012
Website: www.leeuniversity.edu
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Concerning GLBT Equality:

The Lee University 2006-07 student handbook reads:

Community Covenant

…students are expected to comply with these lifestyle standards:

  1. Scripture condemns such attitudes as greed, jealousy, pride, lust, needless anger, an unforgiving spirit, harmful discrimination and prejudice. Furthermore, certain behaviors are expressly prohibited by Scripture. These include theft, lying, cheating, plagiarism, gossip, slander, profanity, vulgarity, adultery, homosexual behavior, premarital or extramarital sex, sexual promiscuity, pornography, drunkenness, gluttony, immodesty and occult practices (Galatians 5:19-21, I Corinthians 6:9-10).

Sexual Morality

The University encourages wholesome interaction between the sexes but stands firmly against those elements of the society which condone premarital and extramarital sexual relations, homosexual practices and other forms of sexual behavior which violate Scripture. Engaging in sexual acts expressly condemned in Scripture (premarital sex, adultery and homosexual practices) will result in suspension or expulsion. Unacceptable sexual practices outside of marriage including fondling of genitals, oral sex, excessive petting and other sexual offenses will result in suspension from the University. Students, regardless of gender, who spend the night in the same bed or in the same room will be suspended from the University, regardless of the location. Excessive use of force for sexual gratification (i.e. rape) will result in expulsion. Personal, intimate behavior between members of the same sex is forbidden. Cross-dressing and males wearing make-up are not acceptable on the Lee University campus. Students found in bed together will be subject to immediate suspension.

The Lee University student handbook can be viewed as a PDF here.