Behavioral Standards

The University requires that Adult and Graduate Students maintain professional standards of behavior.  We expect all members of the community both onsite and online to behave in a civil and respectful manner appropriate to a Christian environment.  As such, the following behavioral expectations are based on the standards of civil and Christian behavior and common professional codes of conduct and apply to all students while they are on the University premises, including the virtual campus, or representing AGS program in an official capacity.

The College of Adult and Graduate Studies seeks to utilize disciplinary actions that are reconciling and educative. The following behavior expectations and policies (generally) apply only while College of Adult and Graduate Studies students are at University sites or in the virtual classroom environment. The University reserves the right, however, to discipline students for conduct off the University premises if such conduct is detrimental to the reputation of the University or its mission.

Standard of Dress

The reasonable standard AGS desires to maintain for its adult students is a neat and modest appearance which projects self-confidence, professionalism and high standards. Students in onsite classes should dress appropriately, within the limits of their work schedule. Students should not wear tank tops to class. Dirty or ragged clothing intended as undergarments are not to be worn externally.

Firearms and Explosives

There will be no discharging of firearms, weapons, or explosives of any kind on University property. “Firearms/ weapons” includes rifles, shotguns, air rifles, BB/pellet guns, slingshots, paintball, and bow and arrows. The University may confiscate firearms, if necessary, to maintain the safety of the campus and its residents.


The university will not tolerate harassment or abuse of any member of the university community against any other. Students who are deemed a serious risk of imminent harm to themselves or others may be dismissed immediately. A student should report any incident via telephone or email to the AGS Director of Student Services. Contact the AGS Director of Student Services for details of the University policy.

Personal Property

Personal property is the sole responsibility of the individual student.  The University assumes no responsibility for the loss of money, valuables, or other personal property.

Theft/Unlawful Entry

Attempted or actual theft of and/or damage to property of the University or property of a member of the University community or other personal or public property is strictly prohibited, violators may be prosecuted. Unauthorized or improper use of any University property, equipment, facilities, or resources, including unauthorized entry into any University room, building, or premises is strictly prohibited.

Tobacco & Controlled Substances

The possession and use of alcoholic beverages of any description, nonmedical narcotics or hallucinogenic drugs, including marijuana, is completely and strictly prohibited on
the OCU Campus and denominational property. Tobacco use in all forms is prohibited on the University Campus and denominational grounds at all times. Students should adhere to the policy at additional University sites.