St. Gregory Nazianzen Institute's programs in Orthodox Studies are fully accredited by the Department of Education of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Mexico, Central America, Colombia, Venezuela, and the Islands of the Caribbean, (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople), and are thereby certified to prepare and train candidates for ordination and/or other ministries and leadership roles in the Church. Students are trained at the certificate, diploma, undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate level in an atmosphere of rigour, discipline, and strong collegiality. The Institute's Faculty offers training at an acknowledged world-class standard, (see Faculty). The most distinguishing and remarkable characteristic of the Faculty is the common commitment to the integration of Orthodox Studies, (and/or theological methods or approaches), with personal spiritual experience and piety, orthopraxis, and moreover, character. The Faculty also offers a broad multidisciplinary spectrum, which promotes and encourages students to pursue interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary studies and research.