Olivet University is a Christian institution and its Jubilee College of Music strives to create and promote an atmosphere consistent with the Christian faith, which encourages the student to develop his/her fullest potential, both in and out of the classroom. This atmosphere is realized through a community of students, staff, and faculty who are distinguished by their commitment to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and to each other. Jubilee College of Music is not only interested in teaching the student how to make a living, but rather more importantly how to make a life. At Jubilee College of Music, students are encouraged to develop the skill and abilities necessary to respond to the different needs of those around them and the world in which they live.
Jubilee College of Music students reflect the college’s Christian commitment, which is based on an individual’s responsibility to love God, to love others, and to practice individual freedom responsibly. JCM also attempts to achieve a balance between individual freedom and the need for clear standards that are consistent with the Christian character of this institution. In other words, students are challenged to wrestle with values and personal ethics within the context of a supportive community. Finally, it is understood that not all individuals will agree with JCM’s official viewpoint and no condemnation is implied to those who take a different view. However, in accepting admission to Jubilee College of Music, the student agrees to live within the lifestyle standards even if he/she personally does not agree or regard these as moral issues.
Students are expected to be familiar with the information presented in this catalog and, in any supplements and addenda to this catalog, and with all JCM policies. Updates to printed information provided on the JCM website supersede printed publications unless stated otherwise.