Reformed University

Who We Are

Our Vision

The vision of Reformed University is to prepare current and future pastoral leaders and lay leaders from here as well as abroad to go to the world and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ with learned skills so that the kingdom of God may be realized in the hearts of all nations, namely "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you." (Matthew 28: 18-28)

PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION STATEMENT

Reformed University believes that God calls each individual to prepare intellectually and spiritually to share Jesus Christ throughout the world. Reformed University affirms that curriculum is designed to reflect the Spirit of Christ in all academic programs as follow:

  • 1. Christ-centered;
  • 2. Based on the Bible;
  • 3. Academically relevant to degree and non-degree programs that satisfy the needs of the world;
  • 4. Pursuing academic excellence;
  • 5. Taught by faculty who are Christians and comply with the institution's doctrinal beliefs;
  • 6. Taught by faculty who are dedicated to quality higher education;
  • 7. Taught by faculty who are academically credentialed;
  • 8. Taught in an environment conducive to academic and spiritual growth;
  • 9. Designed to integrate the academic training with Christian commitment ; and
  • 10. Based on Christian belief in God's mission for the world.

INSTITUTIONAL GOALS

- To participate with the church in forming students for their respective pastoral vocations in the church and the world by providing paragon of theological education within the Reformed tradition;
- To commit to the Christian principle that truth is revealed by God through Christ "in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge";
- To relate Christian liberal arts education to the changing needs of post-modern society;
- To combine knowledge and spirituality to enhancing the wholeness of our existence and perspective in life; and
- To equip students from both US and overseas with capacity to lead in the global society and to be of service to the ever-changing world. Ultimately, our academic excellence, critical reflection on learned knowledge and spirituality, and accountability of use of knowledge for society will lead to the wholesomeness of salvation of humankind.

To fulfill these goals, Reformed University has established several teaching objectives:

  • that it leads students to love and serve God and other people;
  • that it shepherds students into a thorough and scholarly study of the Bible as the inspired and inerrant Word of God;
  • that it guides students to a faithful, practical, and evangelical application of the contents of the Scripture for the Christian and the world;
  • that it teaches students all the areas of biblical, systematic, historical, and practical theology in accordance with the Word of God and in accordance with the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly;
  • that it provides students with a curriculum based on the Bible to be devotional, spiritual, intellectual, and professional ministers;
  • that it assists students to determine their personal ministry strengths and abilities; and
  • that it provides students with appropriate classes to develop skills in preaching, worship, counseling, interpersonal skills, and church administration, supporting and assisting the future ministers in communicating the Gospel of Christ and carrying out their ministry.

INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOME

All academic programs offered at Reformed University are consistent with its statement of faith, mission and goals, thus expecting the following learning outcomes:

  • Through graduate programs in M.Div., MATS, MACE, and MAISM and other undergraduate degree programs, graduates will possess a broad perspective of theological training, and students will be given opportunities to be formed as leaders in church and society through academic excellence, critical reflection, and faithful witness; and
  • Graduates will gain an advanced leadership that engage them critically in any global issues (ecclesiastical or business) and show the ability to make informed choices toward positive changes and the welfare of humankind, thus meeting the challenges marked by multiple and complex cultural, socioeconomic, political, and spiritual realities and relationships.

EFFECTIVENESS

Reformed University's primary goal is to bring about effectiveness and growth in every aspect of campus life for students and faculties: it believes a linkage with assessment, strategic planning and budget planning in all areas. A significant assessment will help the institution with focusing its mission and goals. The assessment of institutional effectiveness ought to engage in academic services, administrative services, facilities management services, and student services since co-curricular services influence the quality of education. However, at the nascent state, there are two immediate goals; Reformed University is definitely striving for a successful institutional effectiveness by engaging continuously assessment, strategic planning and budget planning pattern. However, for its immediate purpose, the university has just done step one, namely organizing the governing board, administration, staff, and faculty into basic areas of responsibility-governing board, Chief Executive Officer, Academic Affairs, Administrative Affairs, Business Affairs, and Student Affairs. For now, to begin with, the office of academic affairs ensures that the educational goals, the philosophy and stated objectives be in line of the mission of the school, and the overall outcomes of learning be in alignment with not only mission of the school, but also each program be based on the stated objectives. To gauge the general effects of instruction, each faculty is required to submit a well-organized syllabus, an exit interview of every graduate and of non-completing students, and dialogue with the local ministries and organizations that hire graduates from our institution. Also each student in the class is given an opportunity to evaluate respective faculty at the end of each semester. Each faculty should be able to evaluate students by offering examinations and reports, etc.

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

Reformed University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetics information, disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University's nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Further, this policy applies to sexual violence and sexual harassment (forms of sex discrimination) occurring both within and outside of the University context if the conduct negatively affects the individual's educational or work experience or the overall campus environment. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.
Any person having inquiries concerning Reformed University's application of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 or other civil rights laws should contact the following:

Office of Student Affairs Reformed University 1724 Atkinson Rd., Lawrenceville, GA 30043 770-232-2717

*Title IX prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, in all educational programs and activities.

ETHICAL VALUES AND STANDARDS

Reformed University constituencies including Board of Trustees members, Faculties, Staff, and Administrators have the responsibilities and privilege to:

  • dedicate ourselves to the vision, mission, objectives and advancement of Reformed University;
  • prepare current and future pastors to go to the world and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ to make people accept Jesus Christ as Lord; therefore, the whole world can be saved, healed and set free in Jesus Christ our Savior;
  • hold firmly to the inerrancy of Scripture and to the Reformed Faith as summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly as well as in the Apostles' Creed;
  • seek an understanding and articulation of how the Word of God directs the search for truth; pursue excellence in the performance of their work; and show concern for those under their care and instruction;
  • promote consciousness of social responsibility and dedication to the advancement of the welfare of the people in God's community;
  • maintain an adequate balance between effective vocational ministries training and academics as members of an educational institution which solely glorifies God;
  • serve our commitment to meet the educational needs of people, diverse in race and other socioeconomic attributes;
  • integrate a biblical worldview into all aspects of their professional lives;
  • demonstrate Christian living and obedience in personal growth, in the interactions of College life, and in dedication to Christian calling and service;
  • honor business practice and advertising standards to build credibility and the integrity of the institution; and
  • comply with policies and procedures established and practiced by the University.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS

In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Reformed University seeks to give equal opportunity and access to students with disability. The Office of Student Affairs coordinates accommodation requests of students with disability for the university. A student with disability who requires special attention or accommodation is advised to contact any officers at Student Affairs as soon as possible to establish his/her disability and make "Reasonable accommodation" requests.

Student should submit in writing the following information:

  • 1) The nature of disability or special requests
  • 2) Any documents establishing the disability or special need
  • 3) Student's request for special accommodation

FAIR BUSINESS PRACTICE AND TRUTH IN ADVERTISING STANDARDS

Reformed University honors this business practice and advertising standards to build credibility and the integrity of the institution.

  • To honor the Federal Trade Commission Act, Reformed University remains truthful to its advertising and non-deceptive, and attempts to be fair to its advertisements.
  • To avoid any deceptive elements in school's business practice (e.g., accounting and others), Reformed University honors FTC's deception policy statement not to mislead or misinform. Also, it applies to the online for advertising as they would on TV or in a magazine. Reformed University recognizes that advertisement or promotional claims on the Internet must be truthful and substantiated.