CHAPTER TWO - THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES
Palm Beach Atlantic University is a comprehensive Christian university with a significant
core emphasis in the liberal arts. Its purpose is to offer a curriculum of studies
and a program of student activities dedicated to the development of moral character,
the enrichment of spiritual lives and the perpetuation of growth in Christian ideals.
Founded under the providence of God with the conviction that there is a need for a
university in this community that will expand the minds, develop the moral character
and enrich the spiritual lives of all the people who may come within the orbit of
its influence, Palm Beach Atlantic University shall stand as a witness for Jesus Christ,
expressed directly through its administration, faculty, staff, and students.
To assure the perpetuation of these basic concepts of its founders, it is resolved
that all those who become associated with Palm Beach Atlantic University as trustees,
officers, members of the faculty, or of the staff, must believe in, and affirm in
principle and practice, the divine inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New
Testaments; that man and woman were directly created by God; that Jesus Christ was
born of a virgin; that He is the Son of God, our Lord and Savior; that He died for
the sins of all and thereafter arose from the grave; that by repentance and the acceptance
of and belief in Him, by the grace of God, the individual is saved from eternal damnation
and receives eternal life in the presence of God; and it is further resolved that
the ultimate teachings in this University shall always be consistent with, and not
contrary to, these principles.
These principles were adopted by the University's founders and they serve as the preamble
to the PBA bylaws. Updated Spring 2021.