Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 1983-1984 Page: 1
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The Purpose of Abilene Christian University
The purpose of Abilene Christian University
is to educate its students
for Christian service throughout the world.
Abilene Christian University emphasizes a
curriculum of liberal studies, exalts the Bible
as the Word of God, and strives for Christian
values in contemporary life. The board of trustees,
administration, faculty, students, alumni,
and friends of the university are committed to
maintaining a community of work and learning
distinguished by Christian character, the pursuit
of the tasks of scholarship, and appreciation
of cultural and aesthetic values. All members
of the academic community are expected
to share responsibly in achieving these objectives:
Christian character: striving to be Christ-governed
Academic responsibility: accepting the implications
of one's relationship to the university
and acting honestly and capably;
Service to the church and the community: recognizing
opportunities to serve and provide
leaders for church and community;
Christian environment: developing opportunities
for enduring friendships and the preparing
of young men and women for their future
roles as builders of Christian homes;
Interest in the challenges of the world: acknowledging
scientific, political, economic,
social, aesthetic, and religious issues;
Foundations for the future: providing for further
spiritual, intellectual, and professional or
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Abilene Christian University. Catalog of Abilene Christian University, 1983-1984, book, 1983; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth46067/m1/3/: accessed January 20, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.