"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. . J. Revised 1959 U u Southern Missionary College Collegedale, Tenn. McKEE LIBRARY Southern College of SDA Collegedale, TN 37315 < EJTi£s $s Qjou/t Co^ege 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 located. 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 thereby. In the meantime you are invited to' accept this pamphlet as your official guide in cooperative living on the campus of SMC. gte is a word picture of SMC, of its purposes, and its ideals. It shows how <Ojou may take your place in this picture. spA All /9*f 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 YOUR PLEDGE 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 countries. 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. LOCATION 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 together. 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 10 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 period. 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 necessary. 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 dormitory dean. 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. 11 CAMPUS LEAVES 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 are needed. 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- 12 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- tions. FIRE HAZARDS 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. PROPERTY RIGHTS 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 student leaves. MOTOR VEHICLES I. Immediately upon arrival you will: A. Register your car with the residence hall dean. 13 B. Receive your permanent parking stall and sticker 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 dean. 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. 1-1 YOU AND YOUR GOD PRIVATE DEVOTIONS 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. WORSHIP PRIVILEGES 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 dean. 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 17 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 SERVICES 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 standpoint. 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. 18 // 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 campus life. 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 Saturday nights. CHOOSING FRIENDS 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 21 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 people. 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 periods. CHAPERONAGE "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. 22 "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, p. 72. 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 community students. 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- ones. 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- 23 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 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. 24 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 COMMUNITY HOMES 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. 25 Two Upper Collegian couples may go together to nearby cities for shopping or concerts, etc., pro- viding the two couples remain together for the planned activities. Students are given the privilege of attending one down-town concert series during the college year. LATE LEAVES 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 so announced. WEEK-END LEAVES 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 26 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. GROUP STATUS 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. CAMPUS CONDUCT 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. 27 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- cation director. AUTOMOBILE PARTIES 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. STUDENTS' GUESTS 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 dean beforehand. 28 YOU AND YOUR STANDARDS PERSONAL HABITS 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. DRESS "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 (Ed. 246). "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. 31 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. FORMAL DRESS 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. VACATION CONDUCT 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. 32 / YOU AND/YOUR STUDIES YOUR COUNSELOR 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. YOUR LIBRARY 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 and impartially. 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. CLASS ATTENDANCE 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; 35 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. BOOKS Textbooks, workbooks, notebooks, and other auxiliary learning materials are available at the College Store. 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 each subject. 5. Start studying immediately when you sit down at your desk; avoid daydreaming! 36 6. Learn to read properly by looking for main thoughts and by increasing your vocabulary. 7. Learn to remember by basing your memory on understanding. 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. 37 yy V <P V " ^.wiifirf 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 academic program. 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 to provide. 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 the illness. 39 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. 40 We (sob) iou7„ H . YOU AND YOUR RECREATION PHYSICAL EXERCISE 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. RECREATIONAL FACILITIES 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 season. All organized play is under the general super- vision of the director of physical education, assisted by the student and faculty committees on Health and Recreation. MUSIC 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 43 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. LITERATURE 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 spiritual development. PICNIC POLICIES 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 progress. All cars used for transportation on school picnics, etc., must be covered with public liability, property damage, and medical payment insurance. 44 YOU AND YOUR ACTIVITIES THE OPPORTUNITY 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, 47 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- mittees. 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 jurisdiction. CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS 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, 48 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 local chapter. The Missionary Volunteer Society of the local church is the largest student organization, operating a number of bands and other units serving special religious interests. 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- ciation. 49 >^tfo, AT YOUR SERVICE POST OFFICE 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 daily. 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. STUDENT BANK 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. CAFETERIA 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 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. 51 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. COLLEGE STORE 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. TELEPHONES 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. 52 For Reference Not to be taken from this library YOUR PLEDGE 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.