Academic Freedom

The College for Officer Training seeks the union of sound learning and vital faith in a community of responsible freedom. we all mutually bear responsibility to affirm and incarnate The Salvation Army, the doctrines and principles of its historic mission, and the Christian ethic of holy love. All in this community are expected to serve in harmony with this tradition.

The curriculum allows freedom to draw from the Scriptures, insights, interpretations, and applications of truth. Cadets are exposed to multiple perspectives and are taught tolerance and appreciation for views which differ from their own. Open dialogue is encouraged in classes and brigades as an essential agency for meaningful learning.

We are a community of lifelong learners, called into pilgrimage and energized by a common story and vision.