Student LifeThe MLC Student Handbook provides a set of practical guidelines and policies intended to assist the 800+ students, faculty, and staff live and work together in harmony and in a spirit of Christian love. The MLC Governing Board sets overall policy direction; the college administration enunciates policy; the faculty, staff and dormitory personnel work with students to put policies into practice. By their enrollment at MLC students declare that they both subscribe to and will conduct themselves according to the policies outlined in this handbook. (The MLC Administration reserves the right to make changes to policy as changing circumstances dictate and advises all to remember that such changes supersede previous policies and applications.)

Policy guidelines are not meant as a burden, but as helpful assistance with the goal of making life run more smoothly and charitably for everyone. However, our selfish nature is apt to rebel at any rule or guideline. Please reject the “me first…I count most” attitude of the sinful nature. In a spirit of humble repentance put your trust in Jesus who made his own life and death count for your righteousness before God. Find your strength for godly living, for obedience, for consideration of others, for helpfulness and patience…find your strength for all of this in Jesus your Savior, in his blood-bought forgiveness and in his powerful resurrection. Let the Apostle Paul’s declaration be the guiding principal of your Christian living:

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. — Galatians 2:20