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"SMC" Second Quarter, 1966 

Volume XVI No. 6 

Published quarterly by Southern Missionary 
College, Collegedale, Tennessee. Entered as sec- 
ond class matter February 12, 1951, at College- 
dale, Tennessee, under act of Congress August 
24, 1912. 

SMC and You 

Revised 1966 

Southern Missionary College 
Collegedale, Tennessee 


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 invite 
you to share our ideals and help build and main- 
tain the highest possible standards of Christian 
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 in- 
dicates, they may be further revised and im- 
proved. Any such alteration will take prece- 
dence 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 coopera- 
tive living on the campus of SMC. 

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Southern Missionary College is a symbol of 
the principles and standards that characterize 
the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Any stu- 
dent who embraces these ideals and the attitudes 
which support them is welcome to apply for 
admission. No religious qualifications are 
stipulated, but all students are expected to live 
within the framework of the organization of this 
campus and the church which supports it. 

Going to college may be a new experience for 
you, and it will bs enjoyed if you make proper 
preparation. You have probably asked the ques- 
tion, "What can I expect at SMC?" This book- 
let 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 be- 
tween 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 standards. This booklet should ac- 
quaint 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 enjoyable. 



Southern Missionary College is owned and 
operated by the Southern Union Conference of 
Seventh-day Adventists, which maintains head- 
quarters at Decatur, Georgia. The Southern 
Union Conference includes the states of Ken- 
tucky, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, 
Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Florida. Al- 
though 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 fully-ac- 
credited four-year, co-educational, arts and 
sciences college, authorized by the state of Ten- 
nessee to confer baccalaureate degrees. In ad- 
dition, a number of two-year terminal curricula 
are available for students with specialized vo- 
cational interests. 

Briefly stated, the objectives of the college are 
to provide standard instruction and broad edu- 
cational 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 Interstate 75. Both the Southern 
and the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis 
railways serve this region, for which Chatta- 
nooga is the chief terminal. Bus service through- 
out the day provides local transportation facili- 
ties. The postal and express address is College- 
dale, Tennessee 37315. 

If you arrive in Chattanooga or Ooltewah and 
need taxi service, call the college business office 
— 396-2111 — and they will make the necessary 
arrangements. Leave your baggage checks with 
the college business office, and the college truck 
will deliver the luggage to your residence hall. 



All single students whose parents, close rela- 
tives, 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 stu- 
dents in the residence halls. Any exceptions to 
these requirements may be made only by the 
President's Council. Students who are offered 
free room and board by community residents 
and who show definite need may submit their 
requests to the president's secretary for adminis- 
trative action. 


Each residence hall room is furnished with 
the beds, desks, chairs, closets, and storage space 
needed for college living. 

You will need to furnish the spreads, drapes, 
rugs, lamps, linens, pillows, blankets, towels, 
wastebaskets, pictures, etc. to complete the 
furnishings and add to the attractiveness of the 

You may wish to wait until you arrive on 

campus to make major purchases with your 

roommate to be assured of furnishings that 
blend well. 


Each student is expected to maintain his room 
in such order as to pass inspection each day. 
Southern Missionary College reserves the right 
for a designated member of the college or resi- 
dence hall administrative staff to enter and 
inspect a student's room if it is felt necessary. 
Each student accepts this authorization when he 
rents a room in one of the residence halls. 
When you vacate it, the room should be left 
clean, with walls, woodwork, and furniture un- 


Of course you wish to have your rights re- 
spected 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. The college resi- 
dence halls are to be regarded as private homes 
for their occupants. 


College does mean study. You will need op- 
portunity to prepare lessons; therefore, study 
periods are observed each evening, Sunday 
through Thursday. During this time a quiet 
atmosphere conducive to study is maintained. 
Students are asked to cooperate in this quiet 
period by devoting it regularly to study and 
by cooperating with the residence hall dean in 
regulations necessary to preserve that opportu- 
nity for all. 

When leaving the residence halls for library 
study or other college-sponsored appointments 
on campus, all students must comply with the 
check-out procedures of the residence halls in 
order that their whereabouts may be known 
throughout the evening. If a student is going 
farther than the immediate campus, he should 
obtain permission from his residence hall dean. 
Long distance calls and other reasons make this 
courtesy necessary. 


"Lights out" is synonymous with "quiet 
please." Room lights are regularly turned out 
at 11:00 P.M. each night, except Friday nights 
at 10:30 and Saturday nights at 11:30. Monitors 
will check each room and report to the residence 
hall dean. 


If you bring a radio or record player, you are 
expected to play only that which befits Seventh- 
day Adventist Christian standards. Such equip- 


ment should only be used in such a way as not 
to disturb those around you. The use of tele- 
vision sets is not permitted in student rooms. 


As a resident student, do not leave the campus 
without making proper arrangements with your 
residence hall dean. When absences from classes 
and work are involved, other arrangements 
must be made with the academic dean and work 

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 may 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, ex- 
cluding vacations, if you do not have to miss 
classes or necessary work appointments. Written 
request for leave of absence must be filed with 
the residence hall dean at least 24 hours prior 
to departure time. It is urged that students 
reach their destinations before sundown Friday 

Except in cases of emergency, weekend leaves 
will not be granted during the weeks of spiritual 
emphasis and during the first month of school. 

Your weekend leave ends at 10:00 P.M. Sun- 
day night. Vacation leaves also end at 10:00 
P.M. If a person is traveling by public con- 
veyance and finds himself unavoidably delayed, 
arrangements must be made with the residence 
hall dean. 

Young women under twenty-one years of age 
are required to have written authorization from 
their parents or guardians for all weekend 
leaves, and all young women are required to 
have a written invitation from their host or 
hostess if visiting in a private home other than 
their own homes. 


Overnight leaves of absence to the surround- 
ing area may be granted young women only 
upon written invitation from host or hostess, 
and with the specific authorization of parent or 
guardian for each occasion, regardless of the 
type of weekend permission on file. 

Travel arrangements for overnight, weekend, 
or vacation leaves for groups including Col- 
legians (men and women) are in order if at 
least two women are included in the group and 
there are no overnight stops during the period 
of travel. 

Collegian or Upper Collegian (terms defined 
later) groups going to places other than the 
home or homes of students in the group shall 
make arrangements with the residence hall 
deans. Such trips would include visits to the 
campuses of other colleges, academies, hospitals, 
etc. There may be occasions when an invita- 
tion from the host institution is required as a 
matter of courtesy. 

Couples may travel by public conveyance 
without chaperonage on weekend leaves unless 
an overnight stop is involved. 


All overnight leaves will count as regular 
weekend leaves. 


Late leaves, lasting until 11:15 P.M. on Sat- 
urdays, may be arranged for by Upper Col- 

Leaves, lasting until 10:30 P.M. on Satur- 
days, may be arranged for by Collegians. 


No student, whether in the Upper Collegian 
or Collegian group, is exempt from signing the 
register and securing permission from the resi- 
dence hall dean before leaving the campus to 
engage in any of the privileges listed for his 


You should not invite guests to the residence 
halls without making previous arrangement. 
When such guests arrive, the residence hall 
dean should be notified. The presence of guests 


does not authorize you to suspend any of the 
regulations for student conduct; arrangements 
for special privileges may be made with the 
residence hall dean beforehand. The resident 
assumes all responsibility for his guest. 


It is out of order to bring any form or type 
of firearms or air rifles to the SMC campus. 
Possession or discharging of firearms or fire- 
works on the campus is an offense against state 
law and school regulations and may result in a 
fine or dismissal. 


Candles, alcohol stoves, open-flame lamps, 
and fire hazards of any nature are not per- 
mitted in the student rooms. The residence 
halls are not wired in such a way as to permit 
the use in student rooms of irons, hot plates, 
corn poppers, toasters, electric heaters, or any 
other electrical appliance; the use of such in- 
volves a real fire hazard. A penalty of $5.00 
will be levied upon anyone violating these 

In order to protect your life and property, a 
minimum fine of $25.00 is imposed for an unau- 
thorized change of electric wiring facilities on 
the campus. 

You are further reminded that fire extin- 
guishers must not be tampered with, obviously 
because they must be ready at all time for im- 
mediate emergency use. The college buildings 
are equipped with automatic sprinkler systems, 
extinguishers, and hoses. Anyone who tampers 
with this equipment is liable to immediate dis- 


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 inter- 
ference with the property rights of others, is 
the rule for all students at SMC. 

Neither your dean nor the college can accept 
any responsibility for items or money stolen 


from your room. Nor can the college take 
responsibility for personal property lost or left 
behind when a student leaves. 


During vacation periods you and SMC will 
be largely judged by your manners, dress, con- 
duct, and general influence. As an SMC stu- 
dent, you will want to maintain the standards 
and ideals of your college when, during vaca- 
tion periods, you return to your home and to 
your local church and as you come into contact 
with relatives and friends. 

General Regulations: 

1 . Within 48 hours of your arrival on campus 
you will register your motor vehicle at the 
office of the dean of students. 

2. If you are a residence hall student, you will 
also report within the same period of time 
to the residence hall dean who will assign 
you a permanent parking stall. (When your 
vehicle is not in use, it will be parked in this 

3. Lending or borrowing of motor vehicles is 
expressly prohibited and will cause the sus- 
pension of privilege for both the lender and 
the borrower. 

4. Under no circumstances will you be per- 
mitted to have a motor vehicle unless you 
have the following insurance: 

$10,000-$20,000 public liability 
$10,000 property damage 
$ 1,000 medical payments for each occupant 
of the car 

5. Unless twenty years of age or older, fresh- 
men are not permitted to use or park motor 
vehicles at the college or in the vicinity. 

6. Probationary students, academic or social, 
are not eligible for motor vehicle privileges. 

7. Failure to register a motor vehicle may re- 
sult in immediate suspension or dismissal 
from the college. 


8. Couples are not to sit in parked cars or to 
drive aimlessly around in the surrounding 

9. Automobiles may be used by residence hall 
students for off-campus driving, providing 
suitable arrangements have been made; but 
it is inappropriate for them to be used as 
transportation to and from on-campus classes 
or activities. 

For Collegians: 

1. Under no circumstances is the collegian to 
use his motor vehicle unless he has specific 
personal permission from his residence hall 

2. He will be permitted to take his motor ve- 
hicle off-campus on an average of once a 
week (excepting home leaves at which time 
he may use it to go home.) 

Upper Collegians: 

1. Arrangements should be made with the resi- 
dence hall dean for all off-campus driving. 

2. No automobile is to be used at night (after 
6:50 P.M.) without explicit permission of a 
dean; and all automobiles should be parked 
on Friday by ONE HOUR BEFORE SUN- 

3. You may use your automobile on Sabbath 
for Seminar trips and Missionary Volunteer 
service bands by making arrangements on 
Friday by filling out the car use blank pre- 
pared for that purpose which the dean will 
approve. Any other Sabbath auto use must 
be arranged for explicitly with the respective 
residence hall dean. 


The college expects that, should you reside in 
the community or wish to visit in community 
homes, you will follow the principles and ad- 
here 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 con- 
ducting of a Seventh-day Adventist college. 


The same degree of cooperation 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 fare 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 chap- 
erone is needed if there is more than one couple 

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 residence hall deans may use their own 
discretion as to when and how often couples 
may visit community homes. 




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 heauties of 
nature and the spiritual atmosphere engendered 
by devoted students and spiritually-minded staff 
members provide an incentive to each indivi- 
dual 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 
regular residence hall worships, you will learn 
to appreciate the other scheduled religious 
appointments. Among them are Friday eve- 
ning vespers, Sabbath school, church services, 
and the sunset meditations on Sabbath evening. 
Faithfulness in attendance at these worship 
periods is carefully noted. You are not to be on 
the campus grounds during the evening worship 

Sabbath Observance 

In accordance with the sacredness of the 
Sabbath, you as a member of the school family 
will want to engage in public worship, rest, and 
various Christian activities. Sabbath afternoon 
provides time for walks, reading religious books 
and periodicals, writing missionary letters, par- 
ticipating in group singing, visiting the sick and 
aged, and engaging in missionary service as 
sponsored by the Missionary Volunteer Society. 
As you become part of the SMC family, you 
will appreciate these activities more and more. 
Socializing by couples during the Sabbath hours 
is not accepted. 


The Weeks of Spiritual Emphasis offer op- 
portunity for special religious devotion. You 
will be given opportunity through the ministry 
of outstanding religious leaders for individual 


examination of your personal life, which in all 
probability will result in spiritual growth. 


Busy days require moments of restful medita- 
tion. Take time to pray. Furthermore, take 
time to participate in voluntary prayer bands. 
It will mean much to you. 


Chapel is conducted twice 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 
chapel very important from an organizational 
as well as from an informational and inspira- 
tional standpoint. 




It is the purpose of the college to give you 
guidance in the development of a well-inte- 
grated personality. The college provides you 
with opportunity to associate with others. In 
the residence halls, classrooms, and cafeteria, 
you will find many occasions to make a large 
circle of acquaintances and to share in a pleas- 
ant and enjoyable campus life. 

The student and faculty committees on ly- 
ceum and social programs plan the Saturday 
night activities. These include lyceums, suit- 
able motion pictures, lectures, and musical en- 
tertainment. Mixed student groups may also 
plan social gatherings for themselves on Satur- 
day nights, being certain to make all necessary 
arrangements with the dean of women, the 
dean of men, and their chaperones by Friday 


No condition or circumstance in life offers a 
better opportunity for developing satisfying 
friendships 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 perman- 
ent 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 reputation 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 
addition to that "special one." Dignified, up- 
lifting association is encouraged, but discourte- 
ous action as evidenced in unseemly behavior 
between men and women or public display of 
affection which would be embarrassing to others 
is out of order. 

Members of the college staff are expected to 


correct and/or report situations in which they 
may observe students bringing discredit to 
themselves or to the college through inappropri- 
ate display of affection. 


Only a student who adheres to Seventh-day 
Adventist standards and practices of Southern 
Missionary College and whose social conduct 
indicates that he is in harmony with these Ad- 
ventist 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 com- 
petent to counsel young people. 


In general, chaperonage policies at Southern 
Missionary College are for the protection of 
students and their good name as well as that of 
the college. 

If you plan for mixed groups to attend social 
functions, you should submit such plans on the 
appropriate form to the dean of women far 
enough in advance to make sure all arrange- 
ments are properly made. Arrangements for 
such events are not made on the Sabbath nor 
for the Sabbath hours. These plans will include 
the inviting of a chaperone, and no changes are 
to be made after approval is granted; the young 
men make the necessary arrangements for 
chaperonage. Chaperonage is not required for 
regularly scheduled events on the campus. The 
regulations requiring chaperonage apply also to 
community students. 

Courtesy requires a ready response to any 
suggestion of the chaperone regarding conduct, 
procedure, hour of departure, and other matters. 
Good form requires that the chaperone be re- 
garded as a guest. It is the duty of the 
chaperone to note that arrangements are defi- 
nite and explicit. The chaperone 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 

Supervision for picnics, outings, and other 
social functions shall be arranged in the ap- 
proximate proportion of one supervisor for 
every 15 to 20 students. 

A chaperone is defined as a parent, faculty 
member, or some other person approved by the 


There are two groups of students on the 
campus: Collegians and Upper Collegians. The 
Upper Collegians are those students who are 
juniors or seniors, or are twenty years of age. 
or who have been in attendance at SMC for 
two complete years. One must maintain a 2.00 
g.p.a. or better to remain in this group. 

Students are in the Collegian group if they 
are freshmen or sophomores under twenty years 
of age, or who have not been in attendance at 
SMC for two complete years, or who have a 
g.p.a. of less than 2.00. 

New and transfer students, regardless of age, 
grade, or class will be in the Collegian group 
for their first nine weeks on the campus. 

Student group status is reviewed at the end 
of each nine-week period. 


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 Collegian group. This provision in- 
cludes staff members dating students. It also 
includes students who date academy students, 
the two young persons coming under the rules 
of the academy. 

The rules in this booklet, including these on 
social conduct, also apply to residence hall stu- 
dents who may be dating students or non-stu- 
dents in the community. 


The College Plaza has a wide variety of 
offerings, but you may need to visit Chatta- 


nooga occasionally for shopping purposes. Per- 
mission for such trips must be secured from the 
residence hall dean. 

Collegian men and women may go shopping 
together and may attend concerts or other oc- 
casions in nearby cities with an approved chap- 
erone or with a mixed group of more women 
than men. 

Two Upper Collegian couples may go to- 
gether to nearby cities for shopping or' concerts, 
etc., providing the two couples remain together 
for the planned activities. 


On Saturday nights, you may wish to plan 
for some entertainment off campus. To do this, 
you must fill out a town trip blank or permis- 
sion blank, giving the names of all students 
who are .ha your group, as well as the chaper- 
one, if one is needed for the occasion. Col- 
legians may have a late leave until 10:30 and 
Upper Collegians until 11:15. If the occasion 
is a group social activity, having both Col- 
legians and Upper Collegians, then the time is 
10:30 P.M. Collegians must have a chaperone. 
The request for an activity on Saturday night 
must be filed with the dean of women by 
Friday noon. 

Collegians of sophomore status may have one 
off-campus double date per month with the 
same privileges as Upper Collegians. 


No student is exempt from signing the regis- 
ter and securing permission from the residence 
hall dean before leaving the campus to engage 
in any of the privileges listed for his group. 


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 
residence, 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 as is walking together to and 
from various appointments during the week 


days. Escorting after worship during study 
evenings is not approved. Socializing such as 
informal meetings of couples during the eve- 
ning study hours or on the Sabbath is out of 
order. Couples may walk together in groups 
to and from church services. However, escort- 
ing in the regular sense of the term is out of 
order during the Sabbath hours. Loitering by 
escorts at the Women's Residence Hall is con- 
sidered out of order at all times. Necessary 
visiting may be arranged for otherwise through 
the dean of women's office. 

The Women's Residence Hall will be closed 
15 minutes after the end of the regular Satur- 
day night program or other social or recrea- 
tional function. When the Student Association 
provides a social hour, it will terminate so that 
each student may be in the residence hall 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. 


The young man should make the arrange- 
ments with the dean of women for use of the 
visiting rooms in the Women's Residence Hall. 

A young man should not call at the Women's 
Residence Hall during the study period except 
by previous arrangement with the dean of 
women. A young woman should not make 
social calls at the Men's Residence Hall. 


Couples are not to loiter in the public build- 
ings of the campus. 

Public display of affection is out of order 
anywhere. It is embarrassing to others and 
not in keeping with good social standards. 

Excessive association of couples around the 
campus is out of order. 

Renches are provided around the campus 
where students may sit occasionally, during 
daylight hours. The Student Lounge is also a 
recognized meeting place for social activities. 



Couples are not to sit in parked cars or to 
drive aimlessly around in the surrounding com- 


A small group that may want to have a 
picnic on a week day or on a Sabbath must 
have a faculty chaperone or an approved adult 
chaperone, even though the group may be 
Upper Collegians. 


The Student Park is for planned and ap- 
proved activities. This regulation includes week 
days as well as Sabbath. 

Mixed groups planning to use the Student 
Park should ask the dean of women for such 


The period from 5:00 p.m. until 6:43 p.m., 
with the exception of Friday and Sabbath, is 
considered a social time on the campus. All 
social activities, including visiting by students 
and couples on the campus, cease at 6:45 p.m. 
The evening study hour is not a social period 
on campus. 

Between 5:00 and 6:45 students may use the 
facilities of the gymnasium, recreational field, 
benches on the campus, or the student lounge. 
There should be no loitering around the resi- 
dence halls during this time or at any other 


Sabbath activities may include your taking 
part in religious services at neighboring 
churches as directed by the Division of Religion; 
others are active in MV bands. Such off-cam- 
pus activity is in harmony with proper Sabbath 
observances; unnecessary trips are not. Students 
are expected to adhere to the motor vehicle and 
chaperonage policies as outlined elsewhere in 
this handbook. 



Couples shall refrain from sitting together at 
the religious services of the Sabbath hours, but 
the college recognizes mixed groups in Sabbath 


Letters of advice are written to alert the stu- 
dent to his violation of school rules and regu- 
lations and put him on guard about his conduct 
on the campus. 

These letters may be written for such viola- 
tions as repeated late entrances to the residence 
hall, violations of rules concerning socializing 
on the campus or during study period, and ab- 
sences from worship, chapel and work appoint- 


Letters of warning are written to students 
for continued infractions or for more serious 
violations of school rules and regulations. Let- 
ters of warning are a last step before suspension 
or dismissal. 

An Upper Collegian who receives a letter of 
warning loses his upper collegian status for the 
remainder of the semester. 

Any student who receives a letter of warning 
goes on social probation for the remainder of 
that semester. 

Letters of advice and warning are placed in 
the permanent file, and a copy is sent to the 
parents or guardians. 




At all times students are expected to act in 
harmony with the principles that govern our 
society and with the standards upheld by the 
Seventh-day Adventist Church. By enrolling 
at Southern Missionary College each student 
signifies his intent to subscribe to these general 
principles. He also declares the following: 

1 . His attitude toward school policies and re- 
ligious ideals of Southern Missionary College 
will always be positive. 

2. Scrupulous honesty will characterize every 
act of life. 

5. He will willingly cooperate with any staff 
member or person in a supervisory capacity. 

4. Association with members of the opposite sex 
will be in harmony with good taste and 
school policies. 

In order to maintain the highest Christian 
standards, SMC does not knowingly admit or 
indefinitely retain a student who is guilty of 
stealing; willfully and deliberately employing 
deception regarding violations of college regu- 
lations, including dishonesty in examinations or 
classwork; gambling, betting, possessing or us- 
ing playing cards or other gambling devices; 
attending theaters, pool halls, or dance halls; 
using or possessing alcoholic beverages, narcotics 
or tobacco, or furnishing them to others; using 
profane or vulgar language; indulging in lewd 
conduct or suggestions; displaying or possessing 
obscene literature or pictures; meeting persons 
of the opposite sex in any secretive or clandes- 
tine manner; or disseminating atheistic ideas or 
undermining the religious ideals of the college. 


While dress is ultimately an individual mat- 
ter, good sense and good taste require that cer- 
tain general standards be taken into considera- 
tion as you plan your wardrobe. Modesty, 
simplicity, and appropriateness in dress for both 
men and women are not only considered good 


taste, but they are highly desirable from the 
standpoint of economy and the impression they 
give to others. 

"There should be no carelessness in dress. 
For Christ's sake, whose witnesses we are, we 
should seek to make the best of our appear- 
ance. ... In all things we are to be representa- 
tives of Him. Our appearance in every respect 
should be characterized by neatness, modesty, 
and purity. . . . Even the style of the apparel 
will express the truth of the gospel." Testi- 
monies, Vol. VI, p. 96. 

For Young Men 

Good form requires that young men wear 
neckties to all religious services; coats may be 
discarded when weather is extremely hot. 
Those who work around the college buildings 
will wear shirts. Neat and appropriate attire 
is expected for attendance 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 gym- 
nasium, tennis courts, ball field, etc. ID brace- 
lets and rings are not to be worn. 

A young man should wear slacks to classes, 
and he should not wear sleeveless shirts or T- 
shirts on the campus unless he is engaged in 
recreation at the recreation field or the gym- 
nasium. Good taste requires that young men 
wear a T-shirt or undershirt under an open- 
neck or other shirt. 

For Young Women 

All blouses and dresses are to have sleeves 
that cover the shoulder and upper part of the 
arm; also they are to have a modest neckline. 
Tight sweaters and skirts or form-fitted clothes 
of any kind are not to be worn. All dresses 
and skirts are to be long enough to cover the 
whole knee while standing. Dress and blouse 
materials which are transparently sheer should 
be lined. Party dresses are inappropriate for 
church wear. 

At no time are students to appear on the 
campus or in the campus buildings in slacks, 
jeans, pedal pushers, clam diggers, bermudas, or 


shorts. There is regulation gym attire which 
may be worn in the gymnasium, but a skirt 
must be worn in going to or from the gym- 
nasium. Special instructions will be posted for 
college sponsored picnics. 

Artificial appearances resulting from the use 
of cosmetics, hair-dyes, etc., are out of place at 
Southern Missionary College. Jewelry, such 
as rings, necklaces, necklace watches, lockets, 
earrings, pendants, bracelets, is not to be worn 
while attending Southern Missionary College. 

All college women wear hose to Sabbath 
services. The well-dressed campus women will 
wear hose to work when employed in an office 

Formal Attire 

Formal attire should meet the standards of 
regular campus wear. If a stole is worn with 
a strapless or sleeveless dress, it must be at- 
tached to the dress so as to make it a part of the 
garment. A net or lace stole must be lined. 




It is a satisfying feeling to believe that some- 
one understands you. Advisers are friendly 
people who enjoy helping you understand your- 
self 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 counselor 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 meas- 
ures 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 beautiful A. G. Daniells Memorial 
Library. The building is modern, is comfort- 
ably furnished, and is well equipped. You are 
encouraged to take advantage of these splendid 
library privileges. Here are the finest oppor- 
tunities for personal development in preparing 
class assignments and research work and for 
recreational reading. The library is a real 
"service" department, and the iibrary staff 
serves the entire student body and staff per- 
sonally and impartially. 

While no attempt is made to assign seats in 
the reading room, social visiting is out of place, 
and persons persisting in such visiting will for- 
feit library privileges. 


Regular attendance at all class and laboratory 
appointments is required. Class skips are not 
permitted, and if the total number of absences, 
regardless of reason, exceeds twice the number 
of the class credit hours, the grade of "FA" 
(failure — absences) may be recorded. To avoid 


a course grade of "FA" the student may request 
the instructor to review the case with the Aca- 
demic Dean if the cumulative absence record 
was primarily due to illness or unavoidable 

Class make-up work will be permitted only 
if absences are incurred because of illness, au- 
thorized school trips, or emergency. Excuse 
requests must be presented to the Academic 
Dean within 24 hours after the student resumes 
class attendance. All make-up work involving 
examinations and other class assignments must 
be completed within two weeks unless otherwise 
arranged with the instructor. 

Absences immediately preceding or following 
a vacation, school picnic, field day, or from the 
first class appointment of the second semester 
by one in residence, carry a double penalty. 
Three tardinesses are equivalent to an absence. 




Southern Missionary College cordially wel- 
comes you to its industrial program. This work 
program has been provided to help defray your 
school expenses and to give you practical train- 
ing, which in many respects is of as much bene- 
fit 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 col- 
lege. Instead 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. 

You are urged to spend a minimum of six 
hours per week in physical labor. Many stu- 
dents work more than the minimum required 
by 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. 


As a student, you should recognize that work 
assignments are as important as class assign- 
ments and that they constitute an essential part 
of the financial plan under which you are en- 
rolled. In case of sickness or unavoidable ab- 
sence you should contact your work superin- 
tendent and help make proper arrangements 
for a substitute worker and/or for makeup work 
later. Work absences must be held to an ab- 
solute minimum and allowed only when defi- 
nite arrangements have been agreed upon in 
advance with the supervisor. In case of illness, 
you should report to the health service at once 
for treatment so that proper records can be 
made of the illness. 

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 

Two weeks' notice is required if you wish to 
terminate your regular, scheduled work pro- 
gram or to transfer to another department. 
Such changes must be approved by the work 
superintendent and the director of student 

Any student planning to engage in work off- 
campus must first register his work program 
with and secure approval of the director of 
student finance. 




Christian education is the harmonious devel- 
opment of the physical, mental and moral 
powers. A sound physical constitution and 
vigorous health are impossible without relaxa- 
tion and bodily exercise. Upon becoming a 
student at SMC, you should arrange your per- 
sonal 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 exer- 
cise. 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 invigorating exercise, develops a 
spirit of self-reliance, and encourages habits of 


In addition to having abundant opportunities 
for physical labor, the campus is situated to 
provide adequate recreational facilities. Hiking 
opportunities are unexcelled, with rugged ter- 
rain and mountain trails of scenic beauty on 
every hand. The auditorium provides an area 
under roof for skating and marching; and the 
new physical education center, with its regula- 
tion college size swimming pool and spacious 
gymnasium, offers opportunity for a variety of 
recreational activities. In addition, there are 
outdoor courts for basketball, badminton, volley- 
ball, and tennis. The outdoor athletic field is 
properly equipped and may be lighted for night 
Softball and other open field games. Intra- 
mural sports are planned for the appropriate 

All organized play is under the general 
supervision of the director of physical education, 
assisted by the student and faculty committees 
on Health and Recreation. 
(a) Staff members and students of Southern 
Missionary College and Collegedale Acad- 
emy are eligible to use the recreational 
facilities of the field and gymnasium. 


(b) Facilities may be used daily until 6:45 
P.M. All activities will cease from one 
and one half hours before sunset on Friday 
until Sunday morning with the exception 
of school-planned Saturday evening func- 

(c) Students enrolled in physical education 
classes, as posted, have priority use of 

(d) Student groups desiring use of facilities 
must secure permission from the director 
of physical education at least 24 hours in 
advance of expected use. 

(e) Only authorized and planned activities will 
be scheduled during the study period hours. 

(f) Soft rubber-soled shoes are to be used ex- 
clusively on surfaced courts to prevent ac- 
cidents and to protect playing surfaces. 

(g) Individuals checking out play equipment 
remain personally responsible for its care 
and return. 

(h) Sidewalks to and from courts and gym- 
nasium are to be used to avoid tracking of 
dirt onto surfaced play areas. 

(i) Traffic across shuffleboard court is pro- 
hibited to protect painted surface. 

(j) Women may wear either regular street- 
wear apparel or approved gym wear with 
appropriate blouse. A wrap-around skirt 
is to be worn to and from the courts or 

(k) Men may wear regular slacks or the col- 
lege approved gym wear with appropriate 
shirt. Regulation gym shorts may be worn 
only on the recreation area and are not 
to be worn around the campus. 

(1) See your respective residence hall dean or 
the director of physical education for full 
particulars. College approved gym wear 
is available at the Southern Mercantile. 

(m) All participants are expected to conduct 
themselves in harmony with college stand- 
ards. Rules of propriety and sportsmanship 
are to be observed at all times. 

(n) Unless co-recreational activities are in 
progress as planned school functions, there 


shall be no spectators loitering in the rec- 
reational areas. 
(o) Willful misuse of equipment and facilities 
will result in appropriate discipline. Dam- 
age sustained will call for complete com- 
pensation for replacement or repair, which- 
ever is necessary. 


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. 

Students who insist on playing cheap music 
will be disciplined. 


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 opportunity 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 per- 
son, 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 


Policies concerning school picnics will be 
published in the fall and spring of each year. 

A small group that may want to have a pic- 
nic on a week day or on a Sabbath must have 
a faculty chaperone or an approved adult 
chaperone, even though the group may be 
Upper Collegians. 




The opportunities for student participation in 
extracurricular activities are unusually rich and 
varied at Southern Missionary College. The 
college fosters activity which stimulates student 
participation as a means of developing leader- 
ship and experience in group cooperation and 
achievement. On the principle that students 
should learn by doing, these activities prepare 
the student to render a definite and effective 
service to God and society. This extracurricular 
activity program is an integral, indispensable 
phase of student life and offers a means of self- 
development of personal initiative, persever- 
ance, and group leadership. 


In addition to the activities organized by the 
Missionary Volunteer Society of the Collegedale 
church, the Student Association is the over-all 
organization by which every student may par- 
ticipate in the extracurricular activities of the 
college. The officers of the Student Association 
and the members of the Student Senate, which 
serves as the governing body of the Association, 
are elected annually by popular vote of the 
members of the Association, or of one of its 

Much of the work done in the over-all stu- 
dent organization is done by the standing stu- 
dent committees appointed by the Student Sen- 
ate. These formulate recommendations, either 
to faculty committees, to the Student Associa- 
tion, and/or to the Student Senate. The ad- 
ministrative officers of the Student Senate meet 
periodically with the president, the academic 
dean, the dean of student affairs, and the busi- 
ness 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 committees. 

Among the functions and activities of the 
Student Association and its committees are 
formulation of policies governing student office 
holding, chartering of non-professional clubs; 
planning for and administering the annual 
College Days; publication of the four student 
periodicals: the annual SOUTHERN MEM- 
ORIES, the periodical SOUTHERN ACCENT, 
the semi-weekly CAMPUS ACCENT; the 
yearly JOKER; participation in the formulation 
of policies in joint meetings with a number of 
faculty committees; planning and giving student 
broadcasts; promotion of special projects in re- 
gard to better English, weekly news commen- 
taries, ushering service at all public functions, 
fund-raising campaigns for improvements, and 
sanitary inspection. 

A detailed handbook of student campus ac- 
tivities entitled, "The Student Association of 
Southern Missionary College," sets forth the 
duties and procedures of the Student Associa- 
tion and its component elements, forums, coun- 
cils, and committees under its jurisdiction. 


The campus organizations are so varied that 
the special interest of every student is almost 
certain to be served. These include the fol- 

The Musical Organizations: The Southern 
Missionary College Choir, the Collegiate 
Chorale, the Encomium Singers, the College 
Band, quartets, trios, and other instrumental 
and vocal ensembles. 

The Professional Clubs: Biology Club, Busi- 
ness Administration Club, Chemistry Club. 
Communications Club, English Club, Fine 
Arts Guild, Foreign Language Club, Home 
Economics Club, Industrial Arts Club, Inter- 
national Relations Club, Mathematics Club, 
Nurses Forum, Office Administration Club, 
Physical Education Club. Pre-Law Club, Stu- 
dent Ministerial Association, Physics Club. 

The Forums: Sigma Theta Chi, Upsilon 
Delta Phi, Married Couples' Forum. 


The Church-Related Groups: Christ's Foreign 
Legion. Ministerial Seminar, and chapters of 
the American Temperance Society and Religi- 
ous Liberty Organization. 

The Missionary Volunteer Society of the 
local church is the largest student religious or- 
ganization, 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 stu- 
dent's office holding is regulated by the dean of 
student affairs and the Student Association. 



In order that a large number may have an 
opportunity to develop leadership, a division of 
extra-curricular activities is encouraged by the 
use of the following point system: 

Student Association 

President 18 

Vice President 15 

Secretary 18 

Treasurer 15 

Standing Committee Chairman 12 

Parliamentarian 3 

Membership in SA Standing Committee 3 

Southern Accent 

Editor-in-Chief 15 

Associate Editor 12 

Business Manager 12 

Make-up Editor 9 

News Editor 9 

Circulation Manager 6 

Executive Secretary 6 

Feature Editor 6 

Reporter 3 

Typist 3 

Proofreader 3 

Copy reader 3 

Southern Memories 

Editor-in-Chief 15 

Associate Editor 12 


Business, Advertising & Circulation 

Manager 15 

Photographer 9 

Make-up Editor 3 

Lay-out Editor 3 

Snapshot Editor 3 

Literary Editor 3 

Typist 3 

Radio Station 

General Manager 15 

Programs Director 15 

Other Officers 3 

Class Officers 

Senior Class President 12 

Junior Class President 12 

Sophomore Class President 12 

Freshman Class President 12 

Any Class Secretary-Treasurer 6 

Other Class Officers 3 


President 6 

Vice President 3 

Secretary 3 


President 12 

Vice President 3 

Secretary 3 

Treasurer 3 


Elder 6 

Deacon 3 

Deaconess 3 

Assistant Treasurer 3 

Temperance Society President 12 

Temperance Vice President 6 

Other ATS Officers 3 

Sabbath School 

Division Superintendent 12 

Secretary 9 

Assistant Secretary 3 

Associate Superintendent 6 

Music Director 3 

Teacher 3 


Missionary Volunteer Society 

Leader 18 

Associate Leader 15 

Secretary 1 2 

Treasurer 9 

Music Director 3 

Standing Committee Chairman 9 

Band Leader 3 

Assistant in Evangelism 3 


Director of Seminar Bands 12 

Ministerial Seminar Leader 9 

Seminar Band Associate Leader 3 

Christ's Foreign Legion President 6 

Christ's Foreign Legion, Other Officers 3 

Ushers' Club President 9 

Head Usher 9 

Ushers' Club, Other Officers 3 

A student is limited to 21 points a semester 
for extracurricular activities. A senior may not 
increase his load beyond 18 points for the second 
semester. However, a senior carrying 21 points 
would not be required to resign an office in the 
second semester. 

Article 2, section (b) of the By-Laws of the 
Student Association states: 

A. Twenty-one points will be the maximum 
any student can hold. 

B. A student whose grade point average is below 
2.2 may hold up to and including 6 points. 
A student whose grade point average is 2.2 
overall, or 2.4 for the previous semester, 
can hold up to and including 12 points. 

C. A student whose grade point average is 2.4 
overall, or 2.6 for the previous semester, can 
hold up to 21 points. 

D. The Student Senate, in co-operation with the 
President's Council, shall determine the 
number of points to be carried by each office. 

E. No student on probation, academic or social, 
is eligible to hold, or to continue in, a stu- 
dent office. 




Collegedale has a post office which serves the 
college and community. Besides the usual 
handling 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 

Your mail should be addressed to Talge Hall 
or Jones Hall for men and Women's Residence 
Hall for women. 


The Student Bank for safe keeping of Stu- 
dents' funds is in the accounting office, Lynn 
Wood Hall. 


The lost and found department is in the 
service department located at the rear of 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 conversa- 
tion at meals. It is a demonstration of good 
breeding to dress appropriately in the dining 
hall and to help maintain a cultural atmos- 


To safeguard your property there are two 
requirements: (1) Each article should be 
marked with a name tape which may be pur- 
chased at the laundry. The laundry assumes 
no responsibility for clothing which is not 
marked with name tapes. If the student pre- 


fers 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 also handles dry cleaning and 


The College Plaza is a convenient shopping 
center for general merchandise, school supplies, 
books, etc. It also houses the Campus Kitchen 
where you may obtain a snack in case you miss 
a meal. Other facilities, such as a barber shop, 
and beauty shop, are available. 


Telephone booths are installed in both resi- 
dence halls and in the College Plaza. These 
phones are available to students. Other office, 
business, and residence phones are private in- 
stallations. 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 


If you follow a few simple rules — eat good 
food, keep regular hours, work hard, get enough 
sleep, take time for recreation, and set aside a 
definite time for communion with God — you 
may go through four years of college without 
having to depend upon the college physician. 
Should you need medical attention, you will 
receive care from the Health Service. The 
college nurse on duty throughout the day and 
the college physician during his scheduled office 
hours will help to put you back on your feet. 



Bank 39 

Cafeteria 39 

Campus Conduct 21 

Campus Life 17-23 

Campus Organizations 35, 36 

Care of your Room 7 

Chapel Services 16 

Chaperonage 18, 19 

Class Attendance 27,28 

Clubs 35 

College Plaza 40 

Collegians 19 

Community Students 7, 13 

Concerts 19, 20 

Counselors 27 

Dismissal — Causes For 24 

Dress 24 

Men 25 

Women 25, 26 

Escorting 20 

Fire Arms 11 

Fire Hazards 11 

Fire Works 11 

Health Service 40 


Off Campus 8, 13 

Residence Halls 7, 21 

Group Status 19 

Guests 10 

Laundry 39, 40 


Campus 9 

Late 10 

Overnight 10 

Weekend 9 


Advice 23 

Warning 23 

Library 27 


Lights Out 8 

Literature 33 

Lost and Found 39 

Motor Vehicle Policies 12,13,22 

Music 33 

Musical Organizations 35 

Occupational Opportunities 29 

Personal Habits 24 

Physical Exercise 31 

Picnic Policies 22, 23 

Point System 36,37,38 

Post Office 39 

Programs Off Campus 19.20 

Property Rights 1 1 

Radios 8, 9 

Recreational Facilities and Regulations .. 31,32 

Religious Activities 15, 16 

Association at 15,23 

Attendance 15 

Sabbath Off -Campus 13,22 

Residence Requirements 7 

Room Courtesy 8 

Room Inspection 7 

Sabbath Observance 15 

Sabbath Trips 13,22 

Shopping Trips 19,20 

Social Standards 18 

Social Times 22 

Student Association 34, 35 

Student Park 22 

Study Periods 8 

Telephones 40 

Television 9 

Upper Collegians 19 

Visiting in Community Homes 13, 14 

Vacation Conduct 12 

Week of Prayer 15, 16 

What to Bring 7 


Off-Campus Work Registration 30 

Responsibilities 29 

Worship 15