EU guarantees academic freedom for its students, staff, and faculty within the bounds of its doctrinal commitment without compromising basic academic freedom, as provided by California Code of Regulations 71720.
Here the scope of “The Academic Freedom” is bound by the doctrinal commitment of EU by the will of faculty members. If the issues relates to the doctrinal matter, appropriate disciplinary actions can be initiated by the Academic Dean.
It is the policy of EU that applicants for admission as well as all staffs and employees shall not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, or handicap. This admissions policy is in compliance with the following federal statutes prohibiting such discrimination: Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended); Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and Age Discrimination Act of 1975.
However, EU is a Christian institution situated within the Reformed tradition. As such, the university may, under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States and various relevant statutes, lawfully discriminate on the basis of religious and confessional criteria in its hiring, personnel practices and admissions. One example is the university’s use of religious faith and church membership as conditions of admission. Another example relates to sexual conduct. Though it is the university’s policy to assure equal opportunity in its hiring, personal practices and admissions without regard to marital status or sexual orientation, sexual relations outside of marriage are proscribed.