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"S.M.C." First Quarter, 1959
Volume IX No.
Published quarterly by Southern Missionary Col-
lege, Collegedale, Tennessee. Entered as second
class matter February 12, 1951, at Collegedale,
Tennessee, under act of Congress August 24, 1912.
Southern Missionary College
Southern College of SDA
Collegedale, TN 37315
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Southern Missionary College is your college.
You are, or soon will be, enrolled as a member
of our college family. This family is organized
for cooperative, helpful living. Your interests as
an adult have been taken fully into account in
developing our pattern of life in this college
and in the community in which the college is
Those of us who were here before you came
invite you to share our ideals and help build and
maintain the highest possible standards of Chris-
tian community life. The standards indicated in
this booklet have been formulated through the
cooperation of the faculty and the students of the
college. These statements, it is hoped, will be
helpful. As time passes and experience indicates,
they may be further revised and improved. Any
such alteration will take precedence over that
printed herein if a conflict in instruction exists
In the meantime you are invited to' accept this
pamphlet as your official guide in cooperative living
on the campus of SMC.
is a word picture of SMC, of
its purposes, and its ideals.
It shows how
may take your place in this
9JaMe 0^ Contents
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT SMC
YOU AND YOUR COLLEGE
YOU AND YOUR GOD
YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS
yOU AND YOUR STANDARDS
YOU AND YOUR STUDIES
YOU AND YOUR WORK
YOU AND YOUR RECREATION
YOU AND YOUR ACTIVITIES
AT YOUR SERVICE
WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT SMC
Going to college is fun, but it is also hard
work. If this seems to suggest a paradox, then
you have a real surprise coming. "Work" and
"fun" are inseparable at SMC. You will soon
understand that the SMC student who is well-
rounded and takes appropriate time for study,
work, and play is the one who has fun.
Going to college may be a new experience for
you, and it will be enjoyed if you make proper
preparation. You have probably asked the ques-
tion, "What can I expect at SMC?" This booklet
is an attempt to answer, at least partially, that
question. It is presented with the hope that it
will help you (both new and returning students)
better to enjoy college life.
"SMC and You" suggests a relationship between
a college and an individual. You are that person.
In order that your experience at SMC may be as
nearly perfect as possible, you will choose to
uphold high personal, social, and academic stand-
ards. This booklet should acquaint you with the
pattern of life at SMC.
"One earnest, conscientious, faithful young man
in a school is an inestimable treasure."/MYP. p.
181. SMC invites you to be such a student, then
college will be fun.
A A A
YOU AND YOUR COLLEGE
HISTORY AND PURPOSE
Southern Missionary College is owned and oper-
ated by the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-
day Adventists, which maintains headquarters at
Decatur, Georgia. The Southern Union Conference
includes the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, North
and South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia,
and Florida, Although the college primarily
serves the young people of these states, it also
accepts students from other states and overseas
Southern Missionary College is a four-year, co-
educational, arts and sciences college, authorized
by the state of Tennessee to confer baccalaureate
degrees. In addition, a number of two-year termi-
nal curricula are available for students with spe-
cialized vocational interests.
Briefly stated, the objectives of the college are
to provide standard instruction and broad educa-
tional opportunities, under the most favorable
circumstances, to such ambitious and purposeful
Christian youth as can profit by them.
Southern Missionary College is located near
Chattanooga, Tennessee, and two and a half miles
from Ooltewah, just off Lee Highway, U. S. 11
and 64. Both the Southern and the Nashville,
Chattanooga, and St. Louis railways serve this
region, for which Chattanooga is the chief terminal.
Bus service throughout the day provides local
transportation facilities. The postal and express
address is Collegedale, Tennessee.
Should you arrive in Chattanooga, call the col-
lege for taxi service. From 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. call EX 6-2111, the business office. At other
times call the dormitories — Talge Hall for men,
EX 6-3131; Maude Jones Hall for women,
EX 6-3261. Leave your baggage checks with the
college business office, and the college truck will
deliver the luggage to your dormitory.
YOUR COLLEGE HOME
Residence requirements: All single students
whose parents or legal guardians do not reside in
the immediate vicinity live in the residence halls.
Only by special arrangements may students under
sixteen years of age be accepted as students in the
residence halls. Any exceptions to these require-
ments may be made only by the President's Council.
What to bring: You will want to make your
room as comfortable and attractive as possible, for
this will be your home while you are at college.
If possible, before making important purchases,
wait until you can arrive on campus to consult
with your roommate, so there will not be duplica-
tions and your room furnishings may blend well
Your room will contain two single beds, a
table, two chairs, a bookcase, two chests of drawers,
and a closet. Rugs, pillows, and draperies are not
furnished by the college. The essential furnishings
you will need include sheets, pillow, pillow cases,
a bedspread, adequate bedding, dresser scarves,
towels, slippers, an electric iron (especially for
young women), a bathrobe, rain clothes, umbrella,
suitable school and work clothes (uniforms are
required in certain industries and may be secured
at the college), and curtains for two windows.
The curtains should be approximately two and
a half yards long. Your room will be approxi-
mately 13' x 13'.
In addition to these essentials you may wish
the following items: a study lamp, flashlight, pic-
tures, drinking glass, soap dish, shower clogs, an
alarm clock, shoe racks or shoe bags, sewing kit,
vases, garment bags, and a hat box.
Care of your room: Your room will be main-
tained in such order as to pass inspection of the
residence hall dean each day. When you vacate
it, the room should be left clean, with walls, wood-
work, and furniture undamaged. Nails should not
be driven into walls or woodwork.
Room courtesy: Of course you wish to have your
rights respected as they concern the privacy of
your own room. No other student should enter
without permission when you are absent; and you,
of course, will extend the same respect to others.
Persons who do not reside in the residence halls
are reminded that these living quarters are not
open to the public. Should they wish to visit a
student, the customary courtesy will be expected
as if they were calling at any other private home.
Study periods: College means study, at least part
of the time. You will need opportunity to pre-
pare lessons, therefore study periods are observed
each evening, Sunday through Thursday. The moni-
tor is on duty through the evening. It is good
practice to cooperate with him in maintaining the
quietness of the evening study period.
Loud talking in rooms and halls, the use of
radios or record players, visiting from room to
room are not compatible with study. Personal
high-fi and radios are not to be played between
the hours of 7:15 p.m. and 7:00 A.M. All activities
such as committees, parties, and entertainments
should be scheduled at times other than study
When leaving the dormitory for library study,
or other college-sponsored appointments, all stu-
dents sign out in order that their whereabouts
may be known throughout the evening. Long
distance calls and other reasons make this courtesy
Light; out: "Lights out" is synonymous with
"quiet please." At 10:30 P.M. each night, except
Saturday night, room lights are turned out. Moni-
tors will check each room and report to the
Radios: There is little need for radios or high-fi,
but you are allowed to bring them into the resi-
dence halls subject to certain regulations as to
their use. These regulations are designed to pro-
tect the study period, the Sabbath, and the rights
of roommates and neighbors. The residence hall
deans will acquaint you with these regulations at
the beginning of the school term. TV is not
permitted in your rooms.
You, as a boarding student, are not expected to
leave the campus without making proper arrange-
ments with your academic dean, work supervisor,
and residence hall dean.
Residence hall students who are responsible to
parents or guardians may be granted overnight
leave of absence to visit in private homes upon
written invitation from host or hostess, and with
the written specific authorization of parents or
guardians. Such requests must be sent directly
to the residence hall dean. Your parents are urged
to refrain making frequent requests for you to come
home or to visit with friends.
Southern Missionary College depends upon you
as a student to help operate industries, and, in
turn, you may be dependent upon the college for
a job in order to secure an education. If you
occupy a position, it will often be necessary for
you to deny yourself regular vacations as well as
regular leaves during the session. SMC must retain
the right to require your "staying by" when you
Permission for leaves of absence may be granted
on the average of once a month, excluding vaca-
tions, if you do not have to miss classes or neces-
sary work appointments. Written request for
leave of absence must be filed with the residence
hall dean by Thursday noon. It is understood
that students will reach their destinations before
sundown Friday night.
Except in cases of emergency, you will not plan
to go home for week-end leaves during a Week
of Spiritual Emphasis. Your week-end leave ends
at 10:00 p.m. Sunday night.
Shopping: The Southern Mercantile Agency has
a wide variety of offerings, but you may need to
visit Chattanooga occasionally for shopping pur-
poses. Permission for such trips will be secured
from the residence hall dean.
Sabbath trips: Sabbath activities may include
your taking part in religious services at neighbor-
ing churches as directed by the Division of Re-
ligion; others are active in MV bands. Such off-
campus activity is in harmony with proper Sabbath
observances; unnecessary trips are not.
FIREARMS AND FIREWORKS
You will not bring any form or type of firearms,
air rifles, or fireworks to the SMC campus. Posses-
sion or discharging of fireworks on the campus
is an offense against state law and school regula-
You will recognize that acute fire danger is in-
volved were you to use lamps, candles, alcohol
stoves, or matches in student rooms. The residence
halls are not wired in such a way as to permit the
use of hot plates, corn poppers, toasters, or electric
heaters; the use of such involves a real fire hazard.
In order to protect your life and property, a
heavy fine, ranging from $25 to $50, is imposed
for any unauthorized change of electric wiring
facilities on the campus.
You are further reminded that fire extinguishers
must not be tampered with, obviously because they
must be ready at all time for immediate emergency
use. The college buildings are equipped with
automatic sprinkler systems, extinguishers, and
hoses. Anyone who tampers with the sprinkler
system is liable to immediate dismissal.
Occasionally, there is a student who does not
respect the property of others. Carelessness in
leaving personal property in public places is poor
business. Proper care of personal property, as well
as the scrupulous avoidance of interference with
the property rights of others, is the rule for all
students at SMC.
The college does not take responsibility for
personal property lost or left behind when a
I. Immediately upon arrival you will:
A. Register your car with the residence
B. Receive your permanent parking stall
C. Apply for a driving permit.
II. A driving permit is granted to an Upper
Collegian whose car is properly insured (com-
prehensive, liability, and medical ) . Driving
privileges will be explained to you personally
by the respective residence hall dean.
III. Collegians will not drive their cars without
special permission from the residence hall
IV. All dorm automobile owners will pay a sub-
stantial fee each semester for a parking stall.
Those not granted a driving permit will pay
this storage fee each semester also.
V. Community students will register their cars
and receive their permit and sticker from the
assistant business manager.
VI. Failure to register a car may result in im-
mediate dismissal from college.
YOU AND YOUR GOD
As a church-related college in which personal
religion is emphasized, SMC has made provision
for this vital part of your life. The splendid
location of the college among the beauties of nature
and the spiritual atmosphere engendered by de-
voted students and spiritually-minded staff mem-
bers provide an incentive to each individual to
find and maintain a personal connection with
God through his own private devotions.
Daily worship: Your spiritual growth is fostered
through the medium of daily worship. In addition
to the morning and evening worships you will
learn to appreciate the other regularly scheduled
religious appointments. Among them are Friday
evening vespers, Sabbath school, church services,
and the sunset vespers on Sabbath evening. Faith-
fulness in attendance at these worship periods is
carefully noted. From dormitory worships you may
have five unexcused absences per month. Should
you be ill you must have your excuse blank
signed by the nurse and present it to the dormitory
Sabbath observance: In accordance with the sa-
credness of the Sabbath, you as a member of the
school family will engage in public worship, rest,
and various Christian activities. Sabbath afternoon
provides time for walks, reading religious books
and periodicals, writing missionary letters, partici-
pating in group singing, visiting the sick and aged,
and engaging in missionary service as sponsored
by the Missionary Volunteer Society. As you be-
come part of the SMC family, you will appreciate
these activities more and more.
Weeks of Prayer: The Weeks of Spiritual Em-
phasis offer opportunity for special religious de-
votion. During these two weeks of prayer (one
in the fall and one in the spring) regular class
work is somewhat reduced. You will be given
opportunity through the ministry of outstanding
religious leaders for individual examination of
your personal life, which in all^>robability will
result in spiritual growth.
ALONE WITH GOD
Busy days require moments of restful meditation.
Take time to pray. Furthermore, take time to
participate in the Power Hour, a voluntary student
prayer band. It will mean much to you.
Chapel is conducted three times a week, and
you will find that this meeting is an integral part
of the school program for students and faculty.
Except for Sabbath appointments, this is the only
opportunity for you to meet at the same time with
everyone else at SMC. This makes the chapel
period very important from an organizational as
well as from an informational and inspirational
If the number of unexcused absences in any one
semester exceeds the number of chapel periods in
one week (three), the student will be asked to
re-register at a cash fee of $5.00. Additional un-
excused absences will subject the student to dis-
ciplinary action by the President's Council.
Absences from chapel are allowed for illness,
emergency, and authorized school trips. These are
the only recognized reasons for excusable absence.
Applications for permanent absence from chapel
are presented to the academic dean on a form
obtainable at the dean's office. Such absence privi-
lege is granted only on the basis of urgent financial
necessity or because of the key position filled.
YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS
YOUR SOCIAL LIFE
It is the purpose of the college to give you
guidance in the development of a well-integrated
personality. The college provides you with op-
portunity to associate with others. In the resi-
dence halls, classrooms, and cafeteria, you will find
many occasions to make a large circle of acquaint-
ances and to share in a pleasant and enjoyable
The student and faculty committees on lyceum
and social programs plan the Saturday night ac-
tivities. These include music, lyceums, suitable
motion pictures, and lectures. Mixed student
groups may also plan social gatherings for them-
selves on "deans' " Saturday nights, being certain
to make all necessary arrangements with the dean
of women, the dean of men, and your chaperons
well in advance of the occasion. These special
occasions will ordinarily be limited to open
No condition or circumstance in life offers a
better opportunity for developing satisfying friend-
ships than do the associations at college. Since
the friends you make during your college days
almost certainly will be among the most lasting
in your life, it will be to your permanent advantage
to choose them well. At college the old adage,
"a man is known by the company he keeps," is
doubly true. By making many well-selected and
lasting friendships you can establish a good repu-
tation and gain the rich benefits of uplifting
associations. Noble, high-minded fellow students
are stimulating and inspiring in their influence
upon your life.
A Christian college campus is no place for
love-sick sentimentalism and infatuation. There
are other stimulating friendships available in ad-
dition to that "special one." Dignified, uplifting
association is encouraged, but discourteous action
as evidenced in unseemly behavior between men
and women or public display of affection which
would be embarrassing to faculty, visitors, and
cultured students is out of order.
SOCIAL STANDARDS AND PRIVILEGES
Only a student who adheres to Seventh-day
Adventist standards and practices of Southern
Missionary College and whose social conduct in-
dicates that he is in harmony with these Adventist
ideals for association between young men and
young women is entitled to the social privileges
afforded at the college. It is highly recommended
that each student familiarize himself with the
ideals and standards of social relations as set forth
in the writings of Ellen G. White and other
Adventist authors competent to counsel young
You are regarded by observers as a representa-
tive of SMC, and, since Christian social regula-
tions are founded on solid principles of social
conduct, they are not suspended during vacation
"Young people complain of chaperonage as
though it were something that the faculty had in-
vented last summer in a fit of ill humor. As a mat-
ter o c fact, chaperonage was invented several thou-
sand years before the oldest member of your faculty
was born. It is not a device to hamper and annoy
young people, it is a device to protect them from
themselves, and render their final happiness more
sure. It is the product of a certain phase of human
experience. It exists, in one form or other, wher-
ever civilization exists. From many sad events
the race has discovered that it is not best to allow
ourselves to be too sorely tempted; that it is better,
so to speak, not to tempt temptation. It has been
learned that it is better not to permit young people
or older ones either, for that matter, since the
principles of chaperonage apply to either group —
to indulge in unsupervised association, which
might later lead to familiarities and even sin that
would be regretted, perhaps when all regrets
would be too late.
"Chaperonage is not a form of mistrust. It is
not a kind of narrowmindedness — a hang-over from
some less-enlightened age. It is simply a rule
which rests on the same basis as the rule which
prohibits smoking beside an oil tank, or lighting
matches on the premises of a powder factory." —
Gwynne Dalrymple, You and Your Problems,
If you plan for mixed groups to attend social
functions, you should submit such plans in writing
to the dean of women 24 hours before the hour of
departure. Arrangements for such events are not
made on the Sabbath nor for the Sabbath hours.
These plans will include the inviting of a chap-
erone, and no changes are to be made after ap-
proval is granted; the young men make the neces-
sary arrangements for chaperonage. Chaperonage
is not required for any event on the campus. The
regulations requiring chaperonage apply also to
Courtesy requires a ready response to any sug-
gestion of the chaperone regarding conduct, pro-
cedure, hour of departure, and other matters.
When a group is involved, the student making the
request must provide the chaperone with a properly
approved list of names. Good form requires that
the chaperone be regarded as a guest. It is the
duty of the chaperone to inform herself that ar-
rangements are definite and explicit. The chaper-
one is expected to handle emergencies, to deal
with irregularities or accidents, and to return
the group at the hour designated.
It is the responsibility of the dean of women to
approve or disapprove those suggested as chaper-
Supervision for picnics and outings shall be ar-
ranged in the approximate proportion of one
supervisor for every 15 to 20 students.
COLLEGIANS AND UPPER COLLEGIANS
SMC's faculty and students have set up two lev-
els of groups for social privileges on and off the
campus. These two groups are designated as Col-
legians and Upper Collegians. The Upper Colle-
gians are those students who are juniors or seniors,
or 20 years of age. One must maintain a 1.00 g.p.a.
or better to remain in this group. Their privileges
are indicated in the following paragraphs.
Students are in the Collegian group if they are
freshmen or sophomores, or are not 20 years old,
or have a g.p.a. of less than 1.00. Their privileges
are also designated in the following paragraphs.
New and transfer students, regardless of age,
grade, or class will be in the Collegian group for
their first nine weeks on the campus.
Escorting is a privilege granted to you if you
maintain a high level of conduct. You as a
young man will meet the young lady at her resi-
dence, accompany her to the appointment, and see
her directly home afterwards.
Escorting to social occasions such as Saturday
evening programs, picnics, approved parties, etc.,
is in order. Walking together to and from
various appointments during the week days is
approved. Escorting after worship during study
evenings is not approved. Loitering by escorts at
the women's residence is considered out of order
at all times. Necessary visiting may be arranged
for otherwise through the dean of women or in
the Student Lounge.
Escorting for an evening campus function may
not ordinarily begin earlier than 30 minutes before
the hour of the function of the evening. Maude
Jones Hall will be closed 15 minutes after the
end of the regular Saturday night program or
other social function. When the Student Asso-
ciation provides a social hour, it will terminate
by 10:30 p.m. (If the program ends after 10:00
P.M., there will be no social hour.) The social
hour is for college students only. All students are
expected to report at their respective dormitories
within 15 minutes after the Saturday night pro-
grams unless they attend the social hour.
Couples may walk together in groups to and
from church services. However, escorting in the
regular sense of the term is out of order during
the Sabbath hours.
CALLING AT DORMITORY RESIDENCES
Upper Collegian couples may arrange time for
weekly meetings in the Maude Jones Hall parlor.
(Until facilities are provided, the kitchenette and
large parlor may be used.)
A young man is not permitted to make calls at
the women's residence hall during the study period
except by previous arrangement with the dean of
women. A young woman does not make social
calls at the men's residence hall.
STUDENTS LIVING OR VISITING IN
The college expects that, should you reside in
the community or wish to visit in community
homes, you will follow the principles and adhere
to the standards of conduct governing residence
hall students. You who are parents and guardians,
as well as others living in the community, are
requested to consider yourselves responsible with
the college faculty in the conducting of a Seventh-
day Adventist college. The same degree of co-
operation is expected from you who are married
students or members of a married student's family.
Collegian couples may be invited to homes in
the community either by faculty, staff, or other
approved hosts or hostesses. Collegians must have
a chaperone to and from the home to which they
are invited. A chaperone is required regardless
of the number going.
Upper Collegian couples may be invited to
homes in the community either by faculty, staff, or
other approved hosts and hostesses. No chaperone
is needed if there is more than one couple going.
The community host or hostess who has obtained
approval for a mixed group function will be
responsible for properly chaperoned transportation
from and to the residence hall. The dormitory
deans may use their own discretion as to when
and how often couples may visit community homes.
SHOPPING TOURS AND CONCERTS
Collegian couples may not go shopping together,
but they may go to concerts or other occasions in
nearby cities with an approved chaperone.
Two Upper Collegian couples may go together
to nearby cities for shopping or concerts, etc., pro-
viding the two couples remain together for the
Students are given the privilege of attending
one down-town concert series during the college
Late leaves, lasting until 11:15 p.m. on Satur-
days, may be arranged for by Upper Collegians.
Leaves, lasting until 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays,
may be arranged for by Collegians.
ASSOCIATION AT RELIGIOUS SERVICES
Couples of both Collegians and Upper Col-
legians shall refrain from sitting together at all
religious services of the Sabbath hours, but the
college recognizes mixed groups in Sabbath school
classes on both levels.
DINING ROOM ASSOCIATION
All students will be seated on the plan of two
men and two women to each table as directed by
the dining room hostesses.
Generally speaking, the dining room is a place
to become acquainted with a wide circle of friends
by dining with a new group each meal. Couples
can plan to dine together on the several weekly
occasions arranged by the dormitory deans and
Young women under 21 years of age must have
written permission from their parents or guardians
for week-end leaves.
Collegian couples may travel together on week-
end leaves provided there are more women than
men and no overnight stops. The women must
have written permission from their parents or
guardians for such travel. There can be no more
than six in the car.
Two Upper Collegian couples may travel to-
gether on week-end leaves without a chaperone
if the trip is done with the written consent of the
women's parents or guardians and if it does not
include overnight stops.
Collegian or Upper Collegian mixed groups
going to places other than the home or homes of
students in the group shall have chaperonage ap-
proved by the dean of women. Such trips would
include visits to the campuses of other colleges,
academies, sanitariums, etc.
Couples may travel by public conveyance with-
out chaperonage on week-end leaves unless an
overnight stop is involved.
There can be an average of one week-end leave
a month excluding vacations.
ARRANGEMENT FOR PRIVILEGES
No student, whether in the Upper Collegian or
Collegian group, is exempt from signing the reg-
ister and securing permission from the residence
hall dean before leaving the campus to engage
in any of the privileges listed for his group.
When the young man or young lady of a couple
is a Collegian and the other person is an Upper
Collegian, then the couple assumes the status of
the lower group. This provision includes staff
members dating students. It also includes students
who date academy students, the two young persons
coming under the rules of the academy.
Couples will not visit in the public buildings
of the campus.
Public display of affection is out of order any-
where. It is embarrassing to others and not in
keeping with good social standards.
Constant association of couples around the
campus is out of order.
Benches are provided around the campus where
students may sit on occasions during daylight
hours. The Student Lounge is also a recognized
meeting place for social activities.
USE OF GYM
The gym will be open one evening a week for
dormitory men and one evening for dormitory
women for a period of one and one-half hours
following worship, the supervision of the period
of recreation to be arranged by the physical edu-
Couples are not to sit in parked cars or to drive
around in automobiles even in the surrounding
community unless they are conforming to the
standards of their group.
You should not invite visitors to the campus or
to the residence halls without previous arrange-
ment. When such visitors arrive, the residence hall
dean should be notified. The presence of visitors
does not authorize you to suspend any of the regu-
lations for student conduct; arrangements for spe-
cial privileges may be made with the residence hall
YOU AND YOUR STANDARDS
In order to maintain the highest Christian stand-
ards, SMC does not knowingly admit or indefinitely
retain a student who is guilty of stealing; willfully
and deliberately employing deception regarding
violations of college regulations, including dis-
honesty in examinations or classwork; gambling,
betting, possessing or using playing cards or other
gambling devices; dancing or attending theaters,
pool halls or bowling alleys; using or possessing
alcoholic beverages, narcotics or tobacco or furnish-
ing them to others; using profane or vulgar lan-
guage; indulging in lewd conduct or suggestions;
displaying or possessing obscene literature or pic-
tures; meeting persons of the opposite sex in any
secretive or clandestine manner; or disseminating
atheistic ideas or undermining the religious ideals
of the college.
"No education can be complete that does not
teach right principles in regard to dress. Without
such teaching the work of education is too often
retarded and perverted." ■ — Ellen G. White
"A person's character is judged by his style of
dress. A refined taste, a cultivated mind, will be
revealed in the choice of simple and appropriate
attire. Chaste simplicity in dress, when united
with modesty of demeanor, will go far toward
surrounding a young woman with that atmosphere
of sacred reserve which will be to her a shield from
a thousand perils." — Ellen G. White (Ed. 246).
The key words of these statements are modesty,
simplicity, and appropriateness.
While dress is ultimately an individual matter,
good sense and good taste require that certain
general standards be taken into consideration as
you plan your wardrobe. Modesty in dress for both
men and women is not only considered good taste,
but it is highly desirable from the standpoint of
economy and the impression it gives to others.
FOR YOUNG MEN
Good form requires that young men wear neck-
ties to all religious services. Coats may be dis-
carded when weather is extremely hot. Those who
work around the college buildings will wear shirts.
Neat and appropriate attire is expected for at-
tendance at the dining hall.
Men students are not to wear excessively tight
clothing. Shirts of a transparent material may be
worn only with an undergarment. Shirts must
be worn at all times in the gymnasium, tennis
courts, ball field, etc. ID bracelets and rings are
not to be worn.
FOR YOUNG WOMEN
Standards of good taste demand that the shoul-
der and upper part of the arm be covered. The
neckline should be modest. Transparent blouses
may not be worn. Evening dresses should conform
to these general standards. Light net stoles do not
suffice for sleeves. Slacks should not be worn
except for certain types of work or recreation.
The wearing of shorts is not permitted.
You are expected to refrain from wearing such
ornaments as rings, bracelets, necklaces, lockets,
and earrings, and you should not wear artificial
coloring on lips, face, or nails.
On a few occasions during the year many women
choose to dress formally, and such dress should
conform to the above standards of modesty. How-
ever, you need not feel that your college wardrobe
must contain a formal.
During vacation periods you and SMC will be
largely judged by your manners, dress, conduct, and
general influence. As an SMC student you will
therefore maintain the standards and ideals of your
college when, during vacation periods, you return
to your home and to your local church and as you
come into contact with relatives and friends.
YOU AND/YOUR STUDIES
It is a satisfying feeling to believe that someone
understands you. Advisers are friendly people who
enjoy helping you understand yourself or aiding
you in meeting your problems. The services of a
technically trained and well-qualified professional
counselor are available to those of you who may
desire vocational or other guidance. Your coun-
selor will also be able to interpret test results
concerning your vocational or scholastic aptitudes.
As a freshman, you will participate in the
general testing program, which includes measures
of scholastic aptitude, reading proficiency, social
adjustment, and vocational proficiency. The current
college bulletin carries information on this testing
and counseling service.
Of recent years much importance has been
attached to the book collection as the heart and
center of learning on a college campus. SMC has
the new beautiful A. G. Daniells Memorial Library.
The building is modern, is comfortably furnished,
and is well equipped. You are encouraged to take
advantage of these splendid library privileges. Here
are the finest opportunities for personal develop-
ment in preparing class assignments and research
work and for recreational reading. The library is
a real "service" department, and the library staff
serves the entire student body and staff personally
In order that you may be protected in your study
rights, lounging or visiting is out of order here.
Special friends will not sit together or use the
library for a meeting place. The library is a
place of business, not a social center.
The policy regarding class attendance is that no
absences shall occur except for illness, emergency,
or authorized school trips. Such absences are
recognized for the purpose of making up work;
however, requests to do so must be presented to
the academic dean on the form provided within
48 hours after the absence occurs and must be made
up within a week.
Teachers report to the dean's office when a stu-
dent's absences in any one class number the same
as the class appointments for one week. When the
absences equal the appointments for two weeks,
the teacher will consult with the dean as to the
student's continuance in the particular class. Cases
of such students may be reviewed by the Academic
Policies Committee, and the student may appear
be'ore the committee by his request or the request
of the dean.
The usual regulation about double absences im-
mediately preceding or following vacation periods,
picnic days is also part of the absence policy
at SMC. Leaving of class without permission counts
as an absence. Repeated tardinesses may also be
considered as absences.
Textbooks, workbooks, notebooks, and other
auxiliary learning materials are available at the
YOUR STUDY HABITS
A regular routine of study produces maximum
results. The residence dean has daily program
cards available on which you can outline your
daily schedule, marking your appointments and in-
dicating times for study. "Plan your work and
work your plan" will aid you greatly in your drive
for success in academic matters.
Here are some suggestions on how to study:
1. Plan your work.
2. Have a goal for each study appointment.
3. Keep in good health by regularity in eating,
sleeping, and exercising.
4. Have a definite place and time for study on
5. Start studying immediately when you sit down
at your desk; avoid daydreaming!
6. Learn to read properly by looking for main
thoughts and by increasing your vocabulary.
7. Learn to remember by basing your memory
8. Take notes — legible, complete, and organized
— on each subject.
9. Prepare for examinations by daily study with
short frequent reviews.
During the evening study period all radios will
be turned off, and activities, other than study,
will be reduced to a minimum. Social telephone
calls should be made at other times, and quiet
should prevail during the evening period for study.
YOU AND YOUR WORK
YOUR OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
Southern Missionary College cordially welcomes
you to its industrial program. This work program
has been provided to help defray your school ex-
penses and to give you practical training, which
in many respects is of as much benefit as the
The work program actually enables students to
"earn as they learn." A certain amount of work
is necessary for the operation of the college. In-
stead of hiring a large number of non-student, full-
time workers, much of the work has been reserved
for students. In addition to the general work
program at the college, many industries have been
established to provide work for students.
The optimum work-study program is about 20
hours of work and 16 hours of study per week.
You are urged to spend a minimum of six hours
per week in physical labor. Many students work
more than the minimum in accordance with the
financial plan under which they are registered.
If you reside in the community, you will be
furnished such work as the college may be able
YOUR WORK RESPONSIBILITY
As a student you should recognize that work
assignments are as important as class assignments
and that they constitute an essential part of the
financial plan under which you are enrolled. In
case of sickness or unavoidable absence you should
contact your work superintendent and help make
proper arrangements for a substitute worker and/or
for makeup work later. Work absences must be
held to an absolute minimum and allowed only
when definite arrangements have been agreed upon
in advance with the supervisor. In case o c illness,
you should report to the health service at once for
treatment so that proper records can be made of
Every effort will be made to assign you to an
industry or a service department where you will be
satisfied and able to produce a service worthy of
your remuneration, but the college cannot assign
you where work is not available, nor can it always
shift you from one assignment to another upon
request. Ordinarily you will be assigned to a
particular department, and you will be expected to
remain there for the school year.
Two weeks' notice is required if you wish to
terminate your regular, scheduled work program
or to transfer to another department.
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YOU AND YOUR RECREATION
Christian education is the harmonious develop-
ment of the physical, mental, and moral powers.
A sound physical constitution and vigorous health
are impossible without relaxation and bodily exer-
cise. Upon becoming a student at SMC, you should
arrange your personal program so that you will get
fresh air and exercise which are conducive to a
strong active mind and a noble character.
SMC, through its allied industries, provides an
abundance of opportunities for student exercise.
You will find physical labor a means of refreshment
for mind and body. To you who work, useful
physical labor provides a source of income and in-
vigorating exercise, develops a spirit of sel'-
reliance, and encourages habits of industry.
In addition to having abundant opportunities
for physical labor, the campus is situated to provide
adequate recreational facilities. Hiking oppor-
tunities are unexcelled, with rugged terrain and
mountain trails of scenic beauty on every hand.
The large auditorium provides ample area under
roof for skating and marching. There are courts
for basketball, volleyball, and tennis. The out-
door athletics field is properly equipped and lighted
for night soft ball and other open field games.
Intramural sports are planned for the appropriate
All organized play is under the general super-
vision of the director of physical education, assisted
by the student and faculty committees on Health
On the SMC campus wholesome and inspiring
music may be a source and influence of great
benefit; cheap and sensual music has the power to
debase and to induce harm. At SMC every effort
is exerted to encourage a taste for the finest and
highest forms of music. The musical programs
contribute to the development of an appreciation
for the best secular and sacred compositions of the
past and present.
As a student at SMC, you will have access to a
large variety of books embracing the finest literary
productions of all time. Here you will have op-
portunity to store your mind with gems of truth
and beauty. In college you can build reading habits
that will determine your choice of literature in
later life. As an educated person, you will want to
acquaint yourself with the best as tested by literary
standards; as a Christian, you will reject reading
matter which may be detrimental to your personal
The senior class alone is allowed a special picnic
in the spring.
The annual college class picnics are all conducted
on the same day.
The Ushers' Club is permitted a half-day picnic
in the spring on a Sunday.
All persons attending picnics are required to be
back and checked in on the campus by 9:00 p.m.
Men and women may swim at the same time
provided they are all actually participating in
swimming activity. Mixed sun bathing at school
picnics is not allowed. Sponsors and officers of
the classes or other organizing groups are held
responsible for seeing that this rule is enforced.
The officers in charge must arrange for a qualified
person with a Red Cross lifesaving certificate to
be on duty at all times while swimming is in
All cars used for transportation on school
picnics, etc., must be covered with public liability,
property damage, and medical payment insurance.
YOU AND YOUR ACTIVITIES
The opportunities for student participation in
extra-class activities are unusually rich and varied
at Southern Missionary College. The college fosters
activity which stimulates student participation as
a means of developing leadership and experience in
group cooperation and achievement. On the prin-
ciple that students should learn by doing, these
activities prepare the student to render a definite
and effective service to God and society. This
extra-class activity program is an integral, in-
dispensable phase of student life and offers a means
of self-development of personal initiative, perse-
verance, and group leadership.
THE STUDENT ASSOCIATION
In addition to the activities organized by the
Missionary Volunteer Society of the Collegedale
church, the Student Association is the over-all or-
ganization by which every student may participate
in the extra-class activities of the college. The
officers of the Student Association and the members
of the Student Senate, which serves as the govern-
ing body of the Association, are elected annually
by popular vote of the members of the Association,
or of one of its constituencies.
Much of the work done in the over-all student
organization is done by the standing student com-
mittees appointed by the Student Senate. These
formulate recommendations, either to faculty com-
mittees, to the Student Association, and/or to the
Student Senate. The administrative officers of the
Student Senate meet in regular conferences with
the president, the dean, the dean of student affairs,
and the business manager of the college.
The Student Senate sessions are generally open
to any student; the visiting student may take part
in the discussions. In all-college forums in the
chapel, by referendum among all students, and by
discussions in committees, forums, and classes,
student opinion is informed and may formulate
recommendations. To a large degree specific areas
of student life and activity are under the full
administration of the Student Senate or its com-
Among the functions and activities of the Student
Association and its committees are formulation of
policies governing student office holding, chartering
of clubs; planning for and administering the an-
nual College Day; publication of the three student
periodicals: the annual Southern Memories, the
periodical Southern Accent, and the semi-weekly
Campus Accent; participation in the formulation of
policies in joint meetings with a number of faculty
committees; planning and giving student broad-
casts; promotion of special projects in regard to
better English, weekly news commentaries, ushering
service at all public functions, fund-raising cam-
paigns for improvements, and sanitary inspection.
A detailed handbook of student campus activi-
ties, entitled, Our Student Organization at Work,
sets forth the duties and procedures of the Student
Association and its component elements, the clubs,
forums, councils, and committees under its
The campus clubs are so varied that the special
interest of every student is almost certain to be
served. These include the following:
The Musical Organizations: The Southern Mis-
sionary College Choir, the Madrigals, the Men's
Chorus, The College Band, quartets, trios, and
other instrumental and vocal ensembles.
The Professional Clubs: The Future Business
Leaders of America, the Future Nurses Club, the
Modern Languages Club, the Home Economics
Club, the International Relations Club, the Secre-
tarial Club, Biology Club, Chemistry Club. Physics
Club, Teachers of Tomorrow Club.
The Special Interest Clubs: The Stamp Club, the
Radio Club, the Ushers' Club, the Nature Club,
the Service Club, the Parliamentarian Club, the
Industrial Arts Club, etc.
The Forums: The Women's Forum, the Men's
Forum, the Married Couples' Forum.
The Church-Related Groups: The Foreign Le-
gion, the Ministerial Seminar, the Future Ministers
Club, and the American Temperance Society's
The Missionary Volunteer Society of the local
church is the largest student organization, operating
a number of bands and other units serving special
Every student is encouraged to participate in
these organizations to the extent that his work
and study program will allow. As a means of
protection against an excessive load, the student's
office holding is regulated by the Student Asso-
AT YOUR SERVICE
Collegedale has a post office which serves the
college and community. Besides the usual han-
dling of mail, it is authorized to issue money orders
and postal notes. Mail is picked up from and
delivered to each of the residence halls twice
Your mail should be addressed to Talge Hall
(for men) and Maude Jones Hall (for women).
Trunks and packages which cannot be handled
by parcel post are delivered by railway express.
The Student Bank for safe keeping of students'
funds is in Lynn Wood Hall.
LOST AND FOUND
The lost and found department is in the service
department in Lynn Wood Hall.
The cafeteria is one of the most congenial places
on the campus. There students meet and exchange
ideas, news, and pleasantries.
Proper nourishment is vital to physical and
mental health. Balanced vegetarian meals are
served in the college cafeteria, and it is usually
a good practice for you to eat three meals a day.
May we remind you that the dining hall is
more than just a filling station. Each person at the
table should contribute to the conversation at meals.
It is a demonstration of good breeding to dress
appropriately in the dining hall and to help
maintain a cultural atmosphere.
Laundry is collected once a week at each resi-
dence hall or may be taken to the laundry per-
sonally and picked up at a designated time.
To safeguard your property there are two re-
quirements: (1) Each article should be marked
with a name tape which may be purchased at the
laundry. The laundry assumes no responsibility
for clothing which is not marked with name tapes.
If the student prefers to furnish the tags, the
laundry will sew them on at the student's expense.
(2) A laundry slip should accompany each bundle.
The laundry supplies laundry bags for rent, and it
also handles dry cleaning and pressing. Minor
mending and patching is done free; a small
charge is made for other repair work.
The college store is a convenient source for
general merchandise, school supplies, and books.
It also houses the fountain where you may obtain
a snack in case you miss a meal.
Telephone booths are installed in both residence
halls, in Lynn Wood Hall, and in the College
Store. These phones are available to students.
Other office, business, and residence phones are
private installations. Long distance calls may be
made by paying cash or by reversing the charges.
Social calls are not to be made during study period,
and no calls should be made after 10:00 P.M.
CONCLUSION: This is the end of the pamphlet
but it may be the beginning of an inspiring rela-
tionship between "SMC and You."
You are invited to approach SMC with the
attitude expressed by Thurstone, the entertainer.
Before every performance it is said of him that he
stood in the wings off the platform and said to
himself, "I love this audience. I am going to
give them my very best, and they are going to
respond beautifully." It made for success with
Thurstone; it will do likewise for you.
Not to be taken
from this library
An application for entrance or re-entry into
Southern Missionary College is a personal pledge
on your part to comply willingly with the regu-
lations governing student conduct and to adhere
faithfully to the standards outlined in this booklet.
May we suggest that you also acquaint yourself
with the information listed under "Governing
Standards, Citizenship, Attendance at School Ap-
pointments" in the college catalog.