Mount Vernon Nazarene University

Staff Handbook

Denominational Relationship

A coeducational University of the arts and sciences, Mount Vernon Nazarene University is the official University of the East Central Educational Region of the Church of the Nazarene. Primary responsibility for sponsorship and support of the University is charged to Nazarene congregations in Ohio, West Virginia, and the Eastern half of Kentucky, with control delegated to the Board of Trustees elected by the annual assemblies of the East Ohio, Central Ohio, North Central Ohio, East Kentucky, Northwestern Ohio, Southwestern Ohio, West Virginia North, and West Virginia South Districts. Many students come from this church constituency. However, the University is not narrowly sectarian; students of like ideals are welcome to the University community.

To these ends, the Mount Vernon Nazarene University curriculum follows a liberal arts pattern which encompasses career preparation at the University level in selected professional and pre-professional areas of study.

The Mount Vernon Nazarene University experience is designed to provide a program which is sufficiently flexible to meet individual needs.