The following statement was approved by the University Council on 28 November 2000, after having been commended by the House of Bishops of the Church of Uganda on 23 November.
Uganda Christian University is an established institution of the Church of the Province of Uganda. As such it is committed to the catholic and apostolic faith, practice and piety. It is religious and explicitly Christian in its name, in its mission statement and in its motto: “Alpha and Omega: God the Beginning and End.” Its public worship is conducted according to the Prayer Book tradition of the Anglican Communion.
Staff are appointed to the University regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, or physical disability. Academic staff are expected to study and teach freely in the tradition of Christian scholarship, remembering that “the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
Students are admitted to the University regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, or physical disability. Students will be admitted to the University and continue in good standing so long as they observe and respect the Rules below.
The following Rule of Faith, Rule of Life, and Rule of Prayer constitute the “instruments of identity” of the University.
Seeking to love God with all our heart, as He has revealed Himself,
We expect all full-time staff members to affirm this rule without reservation. We encourage other staff and students to agree with this rule and expect them to refrain from denying it.
Seeking to love our neighbors as ourselves,
We expect all staff members and students to conform to this rule and to refrain from denying it.
Seeking to love God with all our soul and spirit,
We expect all full-time staff to conform to this rule, and we encourage all other staff and students to do likewise. All students may be required to attend worship on assigned days. Ordinands will be expected to attend Morning and Evening worship each weekday.
In the spirit of liberty and love, we urge all members of the community to be reconciled to one another. Breaches of discipline will be handled at the appropriate level of University authority according to University and Guild regulations.
MOTTO: Alpha and Omega: God the Beginning and the End
VISION: A Centre of Excellence in the Heart of Africa
MISSION: To Equip students for productive, holistic lives of Christian faith and service.
THEME: A Complete Education for A Complete Person
We acknowledge the Lordship of Christ, seeking to know and obey God’s will, challenging ingrained secular thinking in education.
We are careful in whatever we do, conscientious at work and persistent in the face of difficulty because our work is a service to Lord Jesus Christ.
We hold to sound moral character, as defined by biblical principles of upholding honesty and transparency, truthfulness, faithfulness and exercising humility.
We are convinced that all people bear the image of God, therefore we commit to love them as we love ourselves, using our positions of influence to build up others.
We faithfully manage ourselves, our relationship and tangible resources knowing that these are given to us in trust, for God’s glory.
Bishop Barham University College,
P. O. Box 613, Kabale, Uganda
Telephone: +256 772 770 809
Mobile: +256 703 450 288
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