The Concordia Covenant
At Concordia College-New York, we take pride in the fact that we offer more than an education. Our mission calls for providing an educational experience that transforms the student for service to church and society. In keeping with these ideals, the Concordia Covenant has been developed to describe what we practice. It is a covenant made between the College and the student. In this covenant, the College commits to three promises and expects the student in return to make three commitments.
As part of this covenant, Concordia College commits itself to:
- Provide each student at Concordia with experiences and opportunities which foster congruence between values and actions. It is the College's hope that students will have the opportunity not only to examine their faith and values, but also discover ways of putting them into action.
- Create an environment through which a student's world view and perspective are broadened to reflect a world that is increasingly shedding its boundaries. It is the College's desire that each student develop a global perspective on human issues and concerns and thereby be able to understand and appreciate the rich diversity of God's creation.
- Equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in their chosen vocation. It is our goal to prepare our students for lives of self-fulfillment in service to church and society.
As part of this covenant, the College expects the student to:
- Adopt a healthy sense of respect for self and others. We believe that it is essential that each student recognizes that she/he is a unique creation of God and thereby worthy of self respect. As a Christian academic community, we believe this sense of respect needs to be extended to others who are also children of one Heavenly Father.
- Practice responsibility. We believe that a mark of a transformed person is the ability to accept responsibility for one's action. We also believe that as members of a community of faith, we must respond to our brothers and sisters in need by accepting personal responsibility in making this world a better place for all of God's children.
- Develop a sense of reverence. We believe that in this age of cynicism and ambiguity, it is vital for us to have a sense of reverence for God and His magnificent creation. It is this sense of awe and wonder that provides life with deep and lasting meaning.