PLNU is one of eight American liberal arts colleges and universities affiliated with the Church of the Nazarenes.  Although its name may indicate that it is the college for the Point Loma area, there is currently no such region;  PLNU is the University of the “Southwest Region” of the United States, comprising the districts of California, Sacramento, Central California, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Hawaii, including California, Arizona, New Mexico, Hawaii and parts of Nevada, Utah and Texas.  Each college receives financial support from the Churches of Nazareth in its region; A portion of the Church`s budget is put into a fund for its regional school. Each university or university is also required by a gentlemen`s agreement not to actively recruit outside its respective “educational region”.”  PLNU has been accredited since 1949 by the Association of Western Schools and Colleges.  The very restrictive rules of “alliance” and frustrating application to live off campus. There may be pressure to get a certain image as a student at unF PL. The rules you approve at the beginning of your university experience can be frustrating, because if you finish your university experience, you may not feel applauded when you first signed the rules agreements. The following excerpt from this letter is as follows: “While we are having this difficult conversation, the official position of the UNLP remains that of the Church of the Nazarene. The call of the Church leadership remains that every human being must be treated with dignity, grace and sacred love, regardless of sexual orientation. However, the Church remains firmly convinced that a homosexual way of life is at odds with Scripture.
The Church of the Nazarene asserts that “all forms of sexual intimacy that occur outside the covenant of heterosexual marriage are penineous distortions of the holiness and beauty that God has foreseen to them.” There are many other institutions that address the needs of students who cannot live under the lifestyle agreement of a religious institution such as UNF PL. These types of students should be encouraged to look elsewhere if they cannot live within the limits of their agreement. U.S. News – World Report 2019, PLNU #9 is classified in the Regional Universities West category of 128 schools listed in this section.  Forbes ranks the UNLP among all universities from 2019 onwards as #263 in the country and #54 in the West.  Each fall, UNF PL staff and teachers gather for a joint walk from unF PL`s main campus to the Liberty Station Conference Center. Thank you very much, Mr Brower, for the clear and instructive response to this problem. It`s good to know the facts.
I love the Church of nazarene and what it represents. For those concerned, it really should be about winning souls for Christ. and “every man should be treated with dignity, grace and sacred love.” The university was founded by several lay people in the Church of the Nazarenes, with the support of Phineas F. Bresee, co-founder of the Church of Nazarene in Los Angeles. The “initiators,” as historian Timothy L. Smith put it, convinced “a reluctant Bresee to support the project.”  Full-time regular workers arrive at 10 sick days a year.