YHC's Statement on the Joint Statement of NASCUMC Member Presidents on the Called General Conference
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – In January 2019, college presidents in attendance at the Scottsdale Conference unanimously signed a Joint Statement of NASCUMC Member Presidents on the Called General Conference and the Subject of Human Sexuality. In their statement, the college presidents encouraged the United Methodist Church “to honor the past and current practices of inclusion by amending their policies and practices to affirm full inclusion in the life and ministry of the United Methodist Church of all persons regardless of their race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation.” Young Harris College was not present at the Scottsdale Conference.
Young Harris College affirms access and inclusion of all students, faculty and staff on its campus regardless of their race, ethnicity, creed, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression or sexual orientation. The College recognizes that it is the duty of the voting delegates to make the final decision at their 2019 Called General Conference meeting.
About Young Harris College
Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has three academic divisions: Arts and Humanities, Professional Studies, and Mathematics, Science and Technology, with more than 1,400 students enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The historic campus in Young Harris, Ga. has completed major campus improvements to accommodate the College’s growth. LEED-certified campus improvements include the 121,000-square-foot Rollins Campus Center, residence facilities and a 57,000-square-foot recreation and fitness center. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit yhc.edu.