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The following rules were designed so that each student is aware of the expectations that we place on them as they prepare themselves for Christian ministry.

SMBS staff is concerned not only with academic performance but also with the Christian character development of each student. Please carefully read over and familiarize yourself with each rule before applying to SMBS.


1. All students are required to obey the school's rules, regulations, and administration.

2. As Christians, students must respect the upbringing, views and opinions of others.

3. Students are required to provide the administration with a written explanation for any absence from class, which is to include a specific and acceptable reason.

4. All students are required to be punctual and arrive on time to all in-school and after-school activities and events.

5. Students are required to attend ALL in-school and after-school activities. Attending the local church, Living Stream, is also mandatory.

6. Students will bear consequences for every complaint made against them outside of the school such as for misbehavior, inappropriate conversations, violation of dress code or any form of damages.


7. Students are not to disturb the discipline established by the instructor or by the administration.

8. Students are required to complete and submit all assignments given by the instructor or administration by the set deadline. Points will be deducted for all late submissions.

9. Cell phone / smart watch use is prohibited during class and church services. Cell phones are to be used ONLY during breaks.

10. Students cannot change their assigned seats in class without permission.

11. Leaving the classroom during class time is not allowed. Students will have 10-minute breaks between class periods and a one hour break for lunch.

12. Eating is strictly prohibited in the classroom during lecture.

13. Class disruptions that are forbidden:

  • Talking and disturbing others during lectures
  • Sleeping during lectures.
  • Listening to music during class.
  • Using ANY electronic devices during lectures.

14. Students are responsible for the cleanliness and upkeep of the school building. Those on duty are responsible for the general cleanliness of the classroom and school building.

Dress code

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. - Proverbs 4:23
Modesty is far greater than a dress code, it is also a behavioral thing. We believe that the way we dress and present ourselves also reflects what is inside of our hearts. We are called to put on Christ. Romans 13:14
Students are expected to dress modestly at all times, even outside of class.
15. Students must abide by the following dress code in school and in after-school activities:

*Ladies remember that modesty is not only an ornament, but also a guard to virtue.
(1 Timothy 2:9)


  • Should wear "casual" attire that is appropriate in a professional office or church environment.
  • Shirts must be long enough to completely cover your rear.
  • Skirt and dress length must be below the knee length and may not have a high slit.
  • Shirts must have sleeves. Absolutely no tank-tops, off shoulder tops, spaghetti straps or tube-tops for any activities, and in church.
  • The neckline of any blouse or dress may not show cleavage.
  • Hair must be kept neat, clean and well groomed.

Ladies are not allowed to wear:

  • Destroyed pants or jeans (no rips, slits or torn)
  • No leggings
  • No jeggings
  • No leather pants
  • Extravagant earrings or jewelry, all jewelry must be dainty
  • No Shorts, Flip-flops, Slippers.

*Gentlemen know that modesty does not only pertain to women, but it is important for our future leaders to observe modesty as well.


  • Should wear casual attire that is appropriate in a professional office or church environment.
  • Hair must be kept neat, clean and well groomed, no longer than shoulder length. No ponytails, man buns or braids.
  • Must wear jeans, khaki pants, or dress pants. Absolutely no sports pants, or ripped jeans.

Gentlemen are not allowed to wear:

  • Absolutely no sleeveless shirts.
  • Shorts, Flip-flops, Slippers.
  • Absolutely no earrings

Both genders:
Throughout the semester, which includes school, school-related activities, church, at home or in the dorm house, students are not allowed:

  • To have facial and/or body piercings
  • To have unnatural hairstyles and colors
  • Hats and headwear are prohibited indoors.

Students must abide by the following dress code for all church services

  • Must wear a skirt or dress. The length must be below the knee length and may not have a high slit.
  • Shirts must have sleeves. Absolutely no tank-tops, off shoulder tops, spaghetti straps or tube-tops
  • No jewelry when on the stage


    • Must wear dress pants
    • Must wear a polo or collared dress shirt

    16. Every Friday, students are to wear the school t-shirt which will be provided.

    17. Students are required to wear their own name tags every day during class and may NOT write on them.

    Housing & Transportation

    18. Every student is responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of the room or dorm house, which they are provided to live in. If they live with a host family, they are to be respectful to the host family.

    19. According to the school policy, all students must arrive home no later than 11PM Sunday through Thursday and not leave earlier than 5AM. Fridays and Saturdays, students must arrive home no later than 12 midnight and not leave earlier than 5AM.

    20. Student must spend the night only in their assigned housing arrangement. Spending the night elsewhere is allowed only with the consent of the administration.

    21. Organizing gatherings or parties without the approval of administration is strictly prohibited. This includes after graduation.

    22. The maximum number of guests that are allowed in a dorm house is 8. They are not to stay past 11 pm on any given day.

    23. Irresponsible/illegal operation of a vehicle is strictly prohibited. It endangers not only your life but those around you.

    Christian Morals

    24. During the course of the school semester, students are not allowed to start dating. This only distracts from your studies and the purpose of being here.
    25. Conduct that is strictly prohibited between ladies and gentlemen:

    • Holding hands
    • Sitting on each other's lap
    • Hugging
    • Kissing
    • Giving massages
    • Swimming together
    • Having sexual relations

    26. Behavior that is strictly prohibited:

    • Use of vulgar words or expressions
    • The use of physical force in resolving arguments
    • Theft
    • Using or selling alcohol
    • Using or selling tobacco
    • Using or selling recreational drugs, vaping or narcotics
    • Getting a tattoo
    • Getting any piercings

    27. Students are not allowed to:

    • Listen to non-Christian music
    • Watch movies that are unacceptable in Christian surroundings
    • Visit pornography sites or inappropriate pages
    • Practice witchcraft
    • Play video games

    28. Cheating on exams and any other in-class or out-of-class assignments is strictly prohibited. Lying is unacceptable.

    29. It is forbidden to post inappropriate pictures online during the school semester or missionary trip.

    Financial Obligations

    30. Students hold a financial obligation for any damages to school inventory, school or church property, place of lodging or school transportation.

    31. The school does not bear any responsibility for medical costs associated with illness, medical condition, trauma, or automobile accident.

    32. If a student withdraws from school for any reason or if the student is expelled, he/she will not receive a tuition refund.

    Disciplinary Actions

    33. If a student demonstrates inappropriate behavior, the school administration reserves the right to deny him/her of being part of an SMBS missionary team, and will not be responsible for any financial losses that may come as a result.

    34. For every violated rule or regulation, the student will face appropriate disciplinary actions. Once the student receives a written warning, parents will be notified. The written warning will be permanently placed in the student's file. After receiving three written warning, the school reserves the right to expel the student without a tuition refund. Administration has the right to contact the student's home church leaders.

    35. Remember that in the case of outright violation of Christian morals and Biblical principles with behavior such as fornication, deceit, theft, alcohol, tobacco and drug use, the administration reserves the right to expel offenders immediately, without warning and tuition refund.

    Conditions to receive a Diploma of Completion

    1. The average grade at the end of the program must be at least a C (70% out of 100%).

    2. ALL assignments, exams, projects, practical experiences and forms must be submitted.

    3. The school holds the right to withhold a diploma from any student who receives three written rule violations or is caught cheating on exams or assignments.

    4. Tuition cost is paid in full.

    About SMBS Ministries

    The Slavic Missionary Bible School is a non-profit, Christian education center designed for the American Slavic community.


    Many people wonder how a ministry such as SMBS can sustain itself.