Mark Pothoff, Dean of Community Life

Camille Cisneros

Mark Pothoff, Dean of Community Life
414 N Meridian St, Newberg OR
Website: https://www.georgefox.edu/offices/student-life/bios/marpot.html
Phone: 503-554-2313

At George Fox University, the following policy is in place regarding pregnancy: “Scripture urges believers to seek wise and godly counsel when faced with significant or difficult life choices. Therefore, should a George Fox student become pregnant while unmarried, she is encouraged to communicate with the dean of community life, the associate dean of students or with the Health and Counseling Center. These offices are prepared to assist both the mother and the father as they consider the results of their actions, deal with the consequences, and experience the forgiveness that comes through repentance. The university is committed to responding in a redemptive manner, seeking to balance compassion with accountability. Students can expect to be treated with Christian love as they deal with their new circumstances. Every effort will be made to ensure confidentiality, but the life and health of the mother and child and the spiritual well-being of the parents are our primary concerns. While some students in these circumstances may choose to leave the university temporarily, it is our hope that any student who chooses to continue in classes during pregnancy will find George Fox to be a supportive and redemptive community during this crucial time.” If you are pregnant, please contact: