2022-2023 Academic Handbook

Academic Handbook

The George Fox Academic Handbook is meant to be a tool for successful experiences at George Fox University.

Portions of this handbook apply only to traditional undergraduate students enrolled in programs of study offered on the Newberg campus.

The current edition supersedes and replaces all previous editions and versions. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this handbook, in no sense is it to be considered a binding contract, and it may be changed by action of appropriate bodies within the university. Generally, changes to the Academic Handbook are made public and available upon their implementation.

Statement of Faith

Since its founding in 1891, George Fox has remained an intentionally Christ-centered institution.

Read our statement of faith

Mission, Vision & Values

George Fox University, a Christ-centered community, prepares students spiritually, academically, and professionally to think with clarity, act with integrity, and serve with passion.

Learn more about our mission, vision and values

Standards of Conduct

When enrolling at George Fox University, students agree to respect the expectations and appointed leadership of the institution. All expectations are designed to allow the fullest liberty consistent with efficient work, while at the same time promoting the welfare of the entire campus community.

The university admits students with the understanding they will comply with these expectations in every respect and conduct themselves as responsible citizens. All students are expected to uphold certain standards of behavior, which includes conforming to state and local laws.

Any student whose behavior is dishonest, destructive, unethical or immoral, or whose conduct is detrimental to the total welfare of the community, shall be subject to disciplinary action that may warrant appropriate consequences, with the most severe possibly resulting in suspension or dismissal.

In accordance with Christian convictions honoring the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit, the university community accepts a lifestyle that forbids immoral sexual behavior and the use, possession or distribution of illegal drugs. Obscene or pornographic materials or literature, including pornography via the Internet, also are unacceptable. Students are expected to maintain these lifestyle standards both on and off campus.

Responsibilities and expectations for traditional undergraduate students can be found in the Student Handbook.

Students agree to abide by any policies and standards of conduct outlined in their program's student handbook.

Communications Statement

Official Communication

All students at the university are issued a university email address that is active during the student’s time at the institution. Information communicated via email is considered official correspondence from the institution, and students are responsible for all information communicated in this manner.

The university strives to communicate effectively through a variety of media. Students are expected to frequently check their campus mail boxes, their personal George Fox email, and The Daily Bruin. These contain important information and deadlines for students.

As a student it is your responsibility to regularly access and follow through with pertinent information in these different forms of communication. Our goal is to help you have an amazing experience at George Fox, and we want you to have the important information that will assist you in your journey.

All incoming students are signed up to receive The Daily Bruin.

Academic Personnel

These lists were current at the time this catalog was published.

Board of Trustees

Executive Leadership Team

University Organizational Chart

Faculty