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About the Office

Mission Statement

The Office of the General Counsel provides quality legal services in support of Azusa Pacific University’s mission by representing and advising the university on a broad range of legal matters.

Vision Statement

We strive to provide reliable legal advice and support to internal APU clients in a timely, user-friendly, and ethical manner. Our goal is to prevent legal issues from arising and to resolve disputes before they create ill will or turn into litigation. However, we will defend the university vigorously if the occasion arises.

We also strive to collaborate with others who support the ability of Christian organizations to operate their institutions on the basis of biblical principles and to hire employees who are faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

Values and Behaviors

We subscribe to the university’s Identity and Positional Statements. Above all, we embrace the spirit of servanthood embodied by our servant-leader, Jesus Christ, in our role at the university. “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)

Some of the legal material found on this site has been abridged from laws, regulations, court decisions, administrative rulings, APU policies, and other sources. Further details may be necessary for complete analysis and understanding in particular matters. The information contained on this site and related links is not a substitute for professional legal counsel. Any discrepancy between the information on this site and APU policy is not intended to alter or amend official APU policies or procedures.

Updated: May 5, 2009