The Asbury University Community


Asbury University is a community of learners in the Christian liberal arts tradition with a mission to prepare students educationally, socially, and spiritually to impact their world for Jesus Christ.  The community is committed to ten foundational principles (see the undergraduate Handbook for Community Life or your program’s Community Expectations document) which promote the development of a lifestyle for a lifetime.  At the heart of this community are Jesus’ two great commandments found in Matthew 22:37-40: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your shall love your neighbor as yourself.”

Asbury University is committed to following Biblical mandates for living.

Asbury University promotes a radical commitment to Jesus Christ as both Savior and Lord.

Asbury University encourages a balanced lifestyle.

Asbury University is committed to a lifestyle characterized by integrity.

Asbury University is a learning community.

Asbury University is a respectful and inclusive community.

Asbury University is a redemptive community.

Asbury University is a disciplined community.

Asbury University is a serving community.

Asbury University is a celebrating community.


Social Life

In order to develop an environment conducive to a higher education which is Christ-like, the University has guidelines governing social life and conduct on campus.

Alcoholic Beverages and Drugs

We do not believe that the use of drugs and/or alcoholic beverages adds value to a Christian higher education experience.  Therefore, possession or use of alcoholic beverages and/or illicit drugs is not permitted.  Violation of this standard is taken seriously and leads to almost certain dismissal.


The use of tobacco is physically damaging to users, offensive to non‑users, and does not add value to a Christian higher education experience.  Therefore, possession or use of tobacco in any form is not permitted to those enrolled in Asbury University.

Students enrolled in the traditional undergraduate program can learn more from the Handbook for Community Life. Additional information regarding University life for students enrolled in the Adult Professional Studies Program or the Graduate Program can be found in the Community Expectations document of the specific program.



Asbury email is the official means of communication between students and office representatives and faculty at Asbury University. An Asbury email account will be created for all students. The required log in identifies communications as being from the student.  Students are responsible for reviewing and responding to emails in a timely manner. Students should pay close attention to email from the representatives of the offices of registrar, financial aid, or student accounts; these are often time sensitive.


2014-15 Bulletin updated 8/11/2014