Employee Handbook

CHAPTER ONE - THE PURPOSE OF PALM BEACH ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY[1]


Purpose

Palm Beach Atlantic University is a Christian university that equips students to lead fulfilling lives through learning, leadership and service.
 

Vision

The vision for Palm Beach Atlantic University is to be a premier Christian university, whose graduates are intellectually prepared, possess high moral character, demonstrate outstanding citizenship and are servant leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.
 

Mission

The mission of Palm Beach Atlantic University is to prepare students for lifelong learning and leadership by offering excellent undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs of study in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences, and selected professions. Palm Beach Atlantic University is a private, independent university dedicated to the intentional integration of Christian principles. As a community of learners, the university provides students with a rigorous educational environment that leads to intellectual, spiritual and personal character development.

 

Values:

 

Seek Unity

“Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” (Ephesians 4:3 NLT)
 

Reflect Love

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.” (Colossians 3:14 NLT)

 

Pursue Excellence

 “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us to His own glory and excellence.” (II Peter 1:3 ESV)
 

Demonstrate Integrity

"He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity.” (Proverbs 2:7 ESV)

Show Respect

“Show proper respect for everyone; Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the King.” (I Peter 2:17 NIV)

 

Be Accountable

“Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts.” (Psalms 139:23 KJV)

 


[1] This official statement of purpose was approved by the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees on December 9, 2005.