What the Deed of Trust Says
The Williamson Deed of Trust directs moral and religious training to be non-sectarian. In the context of its writing in 1888, this is a non-denominational approach within the Christian heritage, including the tradition of the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule, the teaching of both the Old and New Testaments. It states:
“The school shall be non-sectarian, but the moral and religious training of the scholars shall be properly looked after and cared for by the Trustees. No favoritism shall be shown by the Trustees to any particular sect or creed.”
Goals of Williamson Chaplaincy Programs
Williamson stresses the importance of demonstrating respect for others’ beliefs and traditions. We do not permit exclusions of students of other denominations, sects, or creeds. Students can hold their own belief system as long as it does not cause physical or emotional harm to themselves or others.
In keeping with our Christian heritage, we believe our institution must: