Racially Nondiscriminatory Policy
Holy Sophia University believes that an individual’s first responsibility is to the God of the Bible and that a person’s whole life should reflect His framework in a context of peace and selfless love.
The University asserts that a genuine love for and interaction with people of diversity is a biblical mandate. Moreover, Holy Sophia University recognizes that current definitions of diversity differ widely. Our standard for diversity is found in the Bible. Individual differences in lifestyle that deny, ignore, or reject biblical standards represent diversity in rebellion to God’s standards and, therefore, are unacceptable to the University. Recognizing the diverse nature of the body of Christ and its shared commitment to intellectual values — and our Lord’s commission to make disciples of all people — we are committed to diversity in the following ways:
By building a community of trust among the different ethnic and cultural groups represented in our students and faculty, predicated upon respect for differences, with the purpose of focusing on the culturally transcendent scriptural admonitions laid out by St. Paul in Colossians 3:11-15
By extending the resources of the University to Christians from various backgrounds, for the work clearly defined in Ephesians 4:12
By assuming a leadership role in extending knowledge accessibility to the multi-ethnic Christian community throughout the United States and around the world; by fostering comprehension and acceptance of people of differing viewpoints; and
By including contributions coming from members of diverse populations within the educational process.
Statement of Nondiscrimination
In keeping with the second commandment that our Lord Jesus gave in Matthew 22:39, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” and the belief that God made us all unique individuals, yet in His image, HSU prohibits discrimination.
The University supports Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures.
In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended, HSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability in the recruitment and admission of students, or in the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations.