Community life

Internal Regulations

  1. Argument

Enrollment in Orthodox Christian Theological College normally presupposes that the applicant subscribes to the goal of diaconal or priestly formation. The student is expected, therefore, to conduct himself as a responsible member of the college community, adhering completely and without reservation to all college rules and regulations. Behavior on or off campus that discredits either the individual or the college will result in disciplinary action.

The faculty of Orthodox Christian Theological College, in concert with the disciplinary board, reserves the right to suspend or dismiss any student for breaches in college discipline or deficiencies in attitude and/or academic achievement.

  1. Campus Regulations

2.1 Students are required to keep the premises and property of the College safe. Carelessness towards furniture and equipment is considered a violation of discipline and will be submitted to the headmaster.

2.2 Leaving campus is permitted only with the blessing (permission) of the inspector or the headmaster. It is strictly prohibited stay overnight outside the campus.

2.3 Cleaning is the responsibility of students and involves cleaning of rooms, common areas, hallways, classrooms, kitchen, refectory and bathrooms. Students must report maintenance and repair requests to the class prefect or inspector.

2.4 Due to the limited space in the rooms, students are required to consult with the school inspector before they bring other furniture or equipment.

2.5 Guests including relatives are strictly prohibited in the dormitory.

2.6 Campus is equipped with kitchen where cooking may take place. All residents are required to be extremely cautious and responsible when are using the stove, tableware and kitchen utensils.

2.7 The College shall not be liable for lost, stolen or damaged items of personal property, no matter what the cause.

  1. Study Time

3.1 Students are required to attend classes on time. In case of delay, the student is required to explain the reason of delay.

3.2 When the teacher is delayed, leaves before the call or is absent, students should engage in self-training in the classroom.

3.3 The class prefect appoints daily the classroom attendant, who will monitor the classroom and board cleanliness.

3.4 Students may leave class only with the permission of the teacher. The class prefect must also be informed about the reasons for missed classes by any of the students of his course.

3.5 The students are required to carry out the disciplinary and educational requirements of their teachers. The teacher has the right to remove a student from the lesson for misconduct.

3.6 Breaches of discipline in either classrooms or self-training will be reported to the headmaster.

3.7 Curriculum requirement violations shall be submitted to the pedagogical council.

  1. Worship Time

4.1 All students should attend mandatory Morning and Evening prayers and Sunday Liturgy as well.

4.2 Students are required to comein advance and keep reverent silence in the chapel.

4.3 Liturgical texts should be read reverently, paying attention to punctuation and diction.

4.4 Students are encouraged to take Holy Communion every Sunday and feast, if there are no moral impediments.

  1. Meal Time

5.1 The meal begins and ends with prayer. If the inspector or headmaster is absent, students will pray on their own according to the Prayer rule.

5.2 All students are required to attend breakfast, lunch and dinner from Monday to Saturday, and brunch on Sunday.

  1. Work Time

Students shall appear at campus works according to the written or oral instructions of the College authority.

  1. Free Time

Students can use their free time according to their preferences: reading, walking, sports, recreation; while not forgetting about the special requirements imposed by the Church and society to the students of theological schools.

  1. Appearance

8.1 Students should dress neatly. Dirty or wrinkled clothes are unacceptable.

8.2 Students are required to wear their uniforms during study and prayer times.

8.3 School uniform is as follows: white shirt, black tie, black pants and black shoes.

  1. Offenses and Sanctions

9.1 Minor Offenses. The offenses enumerated in this section are considered minor and are punishable as follows:

  • 1st offense – verbal reprimand;
  • 2nd offense – written warning;
  • 3rd offense – letter of explanation and promissory note.

9.1.1 Displaying disorderly conduct.

9.1.2 Allowing outsiders to enter the dormitory.

9.1.3 Violation of curfew.

9.1.4 Failure to turn off the light, fan, or air conditioner.

9.2 Major Offenses. The acts listed below are classified as major offenses, sanctions for which are determined by the disciplinary council.

9.2.1 Smoking.

9.2.2 Possession and drinking of liquor.

9.2.3 Spreading rumors that malign the reputation of other students.

9.2.4 Deliberately destroying dormitory facilities.

9.2.5 Littering.

9.2.6 Gambling.

9.2.7 Stealing or attempting to steal money and/or other property.

Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday
07:30 – Morning Prayer
08:00 – Breakfast
09:00 – Classes
13:00 – Lunch
13:30 – Working hours / Personal time
18:00 – Dinner
19:00 – Evening Prayer
22:00 – Curfew

Saturday
07:30 – Morning Prayer
08:00 – Breakfast
08:30 – Cleaning
12:00 – Lunch
17:00 – Vespers
18:00 – Dinner
22:00 – Curfew

Sunday
08:00 – Divine Liturgy
10:00 – Breakfast
10:30 – Personal time
14:00 – Lunch
18:00 – Dinner
19:00 – Evening Prayer
22:00 – Curfew

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