Anonymous said: Not to be mean, but Librrty U is known for their extreme Christkan values, and stark anti-feminist administration. The conservative atmosphere, as well as a number of classes in the curriculum that use a non-scholastic ideology make this school rather dangerous for future minds. I'd be terrified if my doctor didn't believe in micro-evolution, since that is the foundation of modern pharma and biology. Also, a curfew, school uniform and separate gender dorms? It sounds like expensive prison.
This message is a great example of the different rumors and misconceptions that surround this university. I’ll be the first to admit that it’s not a perfect model of a Christian school and I would do some things differently, but as a graduate of Liberty and currently a type of instructor at the school, let me dispel each of your misunderstandings one by one.
1. I don’t know what you mean by extreme Christian values, but Christianity is surely at the root of the university’s organization. What this foundation means across the disciplines is that the school focuses on performing excellently to the glory of God through academics, which only encourages us to maintain excellence and Christlikeness as we pursue our secular disciplines. It’s not as restrictive or limiting as you might think.
2. “Anti-feminist administration” is far too general for my liking. The Bible department surely believes in a conservative approach to femininity overall, but I can speak better to the administration of the English department, in which at least one professor is regularly published discussing women’s issues in the church from a decidedly not anti-feminist perspective. Also, the “administration” is not a person with a value set, and Liberty is an astounding conglomeration of people from endless different perspectives within Christian academia.
3. Conservative atmosphere… so do you have an issue with our attempt to limit the drug and alcohol usage on campus or…? Idk man I’m not about that party life anyway.
4. Classes in the curriculum that use a non-scholastic ideology: Every discipline in the classroom is based on academia, integrating a biblical worldview where appropriate. If you have a specific example, feel free to share it with me, but something tells me that you don’t, and that this is just hearsay.
5. Your doctor, if he was a Liberty alumnus who adhered to what he was taught at LU, would believe in micro-evolution. Have no fear. You are in capable hands. A Liberty-trained doctor knows science just like the rest of ‘em.
6. The school uniform has honestly been relaxed so much that it sounds like this: “Look halfway decent and keep your cleavage under control and don’t wear your pajamas.” It promotes a delightfully professional-looking environment which makes the school feel more like university and less like community college, and I prefer it.
7. Separate gender dorms: I lived in ‘em .You get over it really fast. There’s nothing like walking through the halls in a towel after a shower without worrying whose boyfriend is going to sneak a peek. And if you can’t handle it, you live off campus and ignore the rules. Problem solved!
I don’t mean to sound like I’m belittling your concerns. However, I kind of am. It sounds like you have heard plenty of rumors about my school and how miserably restrictive it is, but these are the facts. Of course, if you’re not made for the world of college, anything would sound like prison. If you have more concerns, feel free to send me another message.
So nice to hear this