Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools is dedicated to educating and training God-called servants of Jesus Christ for work in New Testament Baptist churches and their ministries. A strong Christian character and a disciplined, self-denying life is vital in the area of leadership. Philippians 1:27, “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ…” I Timothy 3:2, “A bishop then must be blameless…” We train people called of God to win souls to Christ, to baptize them, and to teach them the Word of God. Leaders must also understand the importance of a visible Christ-honoring life on display to their converts and other church members. The Word of God explains it this way in I Corinthians 11:1, “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.”
Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools publishes a Student Handbook that will aid and inform the students on policies relating to dormitories, activities, ministry, parking, dress code, curfew, etc. The Student Handbook can be obtained from the Dean of Students office.
In order to assist and encourage its students to develop strong Christian character, Texas Independent Baptist Seminary & Schools maintains a reasonable and just, yet firm, system of discipline. Failure to observe policies or an infraction of a regulation will result in a measure of discipline stipulated as “offenses” and/or “demerits”.
A student may be suspended for excessive demerits. Suspensions will be served on the first day of class the week after the demerits are posted during the student’s scheduled class time. A written memo will be sent to the student notifying them of the dates of the suspension. If the suspension day is scheduled during final exam week, the student may attend class and take the exam, but there will be a one-letter-grade penalty deducted from the final grade for the course. The days missed by a student while suspended must be handled in accordance with the regular absence procedure.
A person may be expelled for accumulating 100 demerits before the end of the current semester.
When a student has been expelled, he must wait six months from the date of expulsion before making a new application for enrollment.
Students who have been expelled two semesters in a row must wait one year from the date of expulsion before making a new application for enrollment.
If a student believes, for any reason, he has unjustly received demerits he shall have the right to appeal them. Appeals are to be made according to the procedures found in the T.I.B.S. Student Handbook. Students must appeal demerits before a suspension or expulsion is scheduled to avoid the suspension or expulsion.