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SMC and You 

Student Handbook 
1969- 70 


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.S367 ibrn Missionary College 

A13 xrtlegedale, Tennessee 

1969 37315 

"The civil power is the power of 
arbitrary force to compel men who will 
not be righteous, to at least be civil, 
that men may live together, in peace 
and quietness. The true power of the 
church is the power of divine love mani- 
fest in the flesh, to win men to lead 
righteous lives." 

— Ellen G. White 






/ y#f Since "no two nobodies, and no two nothin's" were 
ever exactly alike, it is too much to expect that any 
"nobody" will be perfectly happy with everything that 
is spelled out in this handbook. 

When approximately thirteen hundred students con- 
verge on a campus; however, they have a right to know 
what they may expect of the college, and the college has 
a right to let the students know what is expected of them. 
That is the purpose of this handbook. 

SMC, however, is caring about someone else, caring 
for his happiness and advancement, caring for his prep- 
aration for a life of usefulness, rather than a series of 


The more that the true spirit of SMC is in, the mind 
and heart of its students, the less need there will be to 
refer to the regulations of this book. 

In this mixed-up era of conformity, individuality, 
and anti-establishmentarianism with its recurrent de- 
mands for rights, it might not be amiss to remind one 
and all that the Seventh-day Adventist Church, which 
operates this college at great cost to its membership, has 
some rights also. It has the right to expect that those 
who come to SMC as students will present before the 
world the honest, kind, reasonable, and pure way of life 
which the world has come to expect of Seventh- day 

In the area of Christian brotherhood, SMC finds its 
convictions clearly expressed by a sister college: "Dis- 
crimination against any race, class, religion, or on the 
basis of family or economic background is out of order at 
(Southern Missionary College). Absolute fairness toward 
every student is an essential element of Christian liberal 
higher education as understood and practiced on this 
campus." — PUC Student Handbook, 17:2 

Welcome to the campus! Join the club! 
—This is SMC 

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The student and faculty committees which have pre- 
pared this revision of the student handbook for SMC 
have come to recognize certain areas of campus life as 
demanding clear and understandable boundaries of de- 
marcation which define the "perimeter" of campus life 
at SMC. 


All single students whose parents, close relatives, or 
legal guardians do not reside in the immediate vicinity, 
live in the residence halls. Any exceptions to this re- 
quirement may be made only by the Student Affairs 
Committee. Students who are offered free room and 
board by community residents and who show definite 
need may submit their requests to the Dean of Students 
for administrative action. 


One of the main student concerns is to know how 
often and under what circumstances he may leave the 
campus of Southern Missionary College. The following 
statements apply: 

1. All residence hall students leaving the campus under 
any circumstances will carry out the sign-out re- 
quirements as instituted by the dean and council of 
his respective residence hall. 

2. Junior and senior students, and other students who 
are twenty years of age and older, may single date 
on campus leaves by arrangement with the Dean of 
Women and by filing with her the written consent 
of the parents of the young lady concerned. 

3. Other students may double date or arrange for an 
approved chaperone or an extra young lady in the 
group, provided the trip is arranged with a dean of 

4. Evening activities are limited to the campus after 
6:50 p.m. in order to encourage use of the study hour. 
Occasional off-campus activities may be arranged for, 
however, by respective residence hall deans (or in 
the case of mixed groups, by a dean of women). 

5. The women's residence hall generally closes at 10:30 

6. Late leaves may be arranged for on Saturday night 
until 11:30 p.m. 

7. Later leaves for special events and approved concerts 
in nearby cities may be arranged for with the ap- 
propriate deans. 

8. Sabbath campus leaves may include your taking part 
in religious services at neighboring churches as di- 
rected by the Division of Religion or by active MV 
bands. Such off-campus 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. 

9. A small group that may want to have a picnic on a 
week day or on a Sabbath must have a faculty chap- 
erone or an approved adult chaperone. 


1. Overnight or weekend leaves may be arranged on the 
average of once a month, excluding vacations, pro- 
vided that appropriate arrangements have been made 
for class and work appointments. 

2. Written requests for such leaves are filed with the 
residence hall dean at least 24 hours prior to de- 
parture time (excluding Sabbath hours). 

3. It is urged that students plan their leaves to avoid 
traveling during the Sabbath hours. 

4. Students should plan their weekend leaves so that 
they will be on campus to take advantage of the 
weeks of spiritual emphasis held in the fall and 
spring of the year. 

5. Young women under 21 years of age will file written 
consent from their parents or guardians for all over- 
night leaves. 

6. All students are required to file a written invitation 
from the host or hostess when visiting in private 
homes other than their own. 

7. Weekend or overnight leaves of absence to the sur- 
rounding area will not ordinarily be granted, except 
to the student's own home. 

8. Groups going to places other than the home or homes 
of students in the group will make specific arrange- 
ments with the residence hall deans. Such trips may 
include the campuses of colleges, academies, and hos- 
pitals. Invitations from host institutions are generally 
required as a matter of courtesy. 

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

10. Overnight leaves are considered as regular weekend 

1 1 . Travel arrangements for overnight, weekend, or vaca- 
tion leaves for mixed groups are in order if at least 
two women are included in the group and ihere are 
no overnight stops during the period of travel, 


Most universities and colleges have a motor vehicle 
policy designed to protect the best interests of all con- 
cerned. SMC wishes to assist the student in keeping the 
automobile as a useful servant to his educational goals. 
The following regulations are designed to assist in this 
objective under present circumstances: 

1. Unless 20 years of age or older, residence hall fresh- 
men are not permitted to have, use, or park motor 
vehicles (including motorcycles) at the college or in 
the vicinity of the college. 

2. During registration, all community students will reg- 
ister their motor vehicles with the Dean of Students 
and correctly display the required college-provided 
decal on the same day. 

3. Residence hall students will register their vehicles 
within 48 hours of arrival with the residence hall 
dean who will assign a permanent parking space and 
provide a college decal to be correctly displayed by 
the student on the same day the car is registered. A 
parking fee for residence hall students of $10.00 a 
semester, or any part of a semester, will be charged. 
A fee of $5.00 is the charge for a summer session. 

4. When not in approved use, the vehicle will be parked 
in the assigned parking space. 

5. SMC can assume no responsibility for any conse- 
quences resulting from the lending or borrowing of 
motor vehicles by students. 

6. All student vehicles will display current, legal license 

7. After due notice, inoperable vehicles may be removed 
from the campus at the owner's expense. 


It is the essence of Christian education that students' 
inner refinement will be reflected in outward deportment. 

The acceptance and practice of the following codes will 
enhance Christian growth and development: 

1. SMC students do not use alcoholic beverages, tobacco, 
narcotics, or non-prescribed drugs in any form. 
Neither do they participate in gambling, card playing, 
or dancing activities. 

2. SMC students do not attend such commercial places 
of amusement and entertainment as the following: 
the dance hall, night-clubs, the theater, or the gam- 

3. SMC students are discriminating in attending only 
such places of public amusement as are above re- 
proach. Specific evaluations of such may be asked 
of the Student Affairs Committee. 

4. SMC students are scrupulously honest in all business 
transactions, in meeting academic requirements, and 
in their relationship to the property of others. 

5. SMC students are discriminating in the choice of 
music, literature, and in the use of the spoken word. 
The cheap, sensual, prurient, obscene, and vulgar 
have the power to debase and, therefore, inhibit the 
development of a Christian character. 

6. In dress and deportment SMC students have a repu- 
tation for being clean, intelligent-looking, and modest. 
They have not been noted for adopting extremes in 
dress and other aspects of fashion. 

7. In their conduct SMC students are orderly, courteous, 
and considerate of others. 


Accepting the premise that manner of dress and other 
aspects of outward appearance tend to govern patterns of 
conduct, SMC has consistently urged the Christian stand- 
ard of modesty in all aspects of the "outward man." 

SMC recognizes that modesty is basically an attitude 
of mind which results in good taste and good form in 
appearance and behavior. It urges the values of true 
culture and Christian charm. 

Dress should be appropriate to the occasion, activity, 
and time. Modesty is as much good carriage and deport- 
ment as it is one's selection of dress. 

Although the Christian does not place undue impor- 
tance on style nor support society's increasing tendency 
to squeeze everyone into its own fashion mold, he must 
for the sake of influence take cognizance of society's atti- 
tudes. Thus hair and dress styles which are currently 

looked upon in this region as symbols of lawlessness and 
subversion are not appropriate at Southern Missionary 
College because of the personal and institutional image 
created by such. 

Recognizing the general non-availability of ready- 
made articles of dress which meet SMC ideals, the college 
nevertheless sets forth the following basic standards: 

For Men 

1. Church wear generally involves coat and tie. 

2. Dress on the non-recreational campus may be casual 
but must be neat, clean, and in good taste. (This 
would not include jeans, shorts, sleeveless shirts, T- 
shirts, or the wearing of shoes without socks.) 

3. Excessively tight clothing is inappropriate; shirts of 
transparent material call for the wearing of an under- 

4. Shirts will be worn at all times in the gymnasium, 
on the tennis courts, ball fields, etc. 

5. Beards are not approved at SMC. 

6. Hair, sideburns, and mustaches must be neat and 

For Young Women 

1. Since it is difficult for a young woman to be modestly 
dressed in attire which is above the knee in hemline, 
sleeveless, low in neck-line, sheer in material, and/or 
form-fitting in style, it is expected that women stu- 
dents at SMC plan their wardrobes to avoid any of 
these aspects of fashion. 

2. Regulation gym attire is to be worn in the gym- 
nasium, on the playing fields of the college, and for 
courses in physical education. A covering skirt or 
coat will be worn to and from the gymnasium or 
playing fields. Dress instructions will be posted for 
college-sponsored picnics. 

3. Slacks are not acceptable attire for young ladies in 
the classroom, the dining hall, and for general campus 
appointments. There are, however, places where the 
wearing of slacks is appropriate such as art labs, pic- 
nics — and other outdoor excursions, sports, recrea- 
tional activities (other than P.E. courses), and travel- 
ing to and from these activities. 


4. Formal attire will meet the standards of propriety 
set forth above. If a stole is worn with a strapless or 
sleeveless dress, it must be attached so as to be a part 
of the garment. Net or lace stoles, in this case, re- 
quire a lining. 


Southern Missionary College, as a Seventh-day Ad- 
ventist institution of higher learning, has not modified 
its position regarding the wearing of jewelry, conspicuous 
make-up, and hair-coloring. Rings, necklaces, pendants, 
bracelets, lipstick, eye-shadow, etc., are considered part of 
that "outward adorning" which is deemed undesirable in 
a Seventh- day Adventist follower of Christ. 


On a co-educational campus, escorting at appropriate 
times and places is considered a normal and desirable 
part of the campus pattern of behavior. Escorting should 
always be in good taste and show due regard for the 
rights and interests of others. 

It is the essence of true education for the student to 
be master of his social life and to keep the emotions sub- 
ordinate to his total educational goals. 

To protect escorting privileges, the following guide- 
lines apply: 

1. Young men may call at Thatcher Hall from 8:00 a.m. 
a.m. until 6:30 p.m. for escorting purposes, Sunday 
through Friday. 

2. Loitering by escorts at Thatcher Hall, either inside 
or outside, is always out of order. 

3. A young lady does not make social calls at Talge 

4. Escorting and calling at Thatcher Hall are not ap- 
proved during the evening study hours and during the 
Sabbath hours, unless by previous arrangement with a 
dean of women. 

5. Thatcher Hall will be closed fifteen minutes after 
the termination of a regular on-campus Saturday 
night program, social, or recreational function. 

6. Social activities open to all college students, as spon- 
sored by the Student Association or Residence Hall 
Clubs, will terminate by 1 1 : 00 p.m. 

7. Consideration for others will lead couples to conduct 
themselves in public places and on the campus in a 
manner not to draw undue attention to their behavior. 

8. A recognized social period on campus is the time 
from 5:00 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. daily except Friday 
and Sabbath. 

9. Whenever the student center is regularly open, it is 
available to students for general social and visiting 


It is recognized that increasingly the youth of the 
Seventh-day Adventist Church tend to find their life-time 
partners within the span of their college experience. 
Therefore, SMC recognizes the need to provide occasion 
and opportunity for the development of serious friendships 
on this campus and for a degree of Christian courtship 
leading to the sacred relationship of marriage. 

At the same time SMC recognizes the continuing 
possibility of hasty marriages which have limited likeli- 
hood of success. 

It is felt that the co-educational situation on this 
campus provides every reasonable opportunity for the 
development of wholesome friendships and associations 
which may lead to serious courtship and marriage. The 
escorting and campus-leave policies have been designed 
in harmony with these goals. 

To discourage early or hasty marriages, permission to 
marry during the regular school year will not be granted. 
Exceptions to this policy must be arranged with the 
Dean of Students ordinarily prior to the fall semester. 


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 devoted students and spiritually-minded 
staff members provide an incentive to each individual to 
find and maintain a personal connection with God 
through his own private devotions. 

The daily worship services in the residence halls, the 
chapel services, the religious emphasis weeks, and the 
weekend church services provide for the spiritual growth 
of the students comprising the college community. Stu- 


dents are expected to attend these services regularly. 
Failure to do so will jeopardize the student's current status 
and readmission privileges. 

1. 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 appoint- 
ments. Among them are Friday evening vespers, 
Sabbath School, church services, and the sunset medi- 
tations on Sabbath evening. 

2. Sabbath Observance — In accordance with the sacred- 
ness of the Sabbath, you as a member of the school 
family will want to engage in public worship, 
rest, and various Christian activities. Sabbath after- 
noon 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 become 
part of the SMC family, you will appreciate these 
activities more and more. Socializing by couples 
during the Sabbath hours is not accepted. 

3. Weeks of Religious Emphasis — The Weeks of Reli- 
gious Emphasis offer opportunity for special religious 
devotion. You will be given opportunity through 
the ministry of outstanding religious leaders for in- 
dividual examination of your personal life, which in 
all probability will result in spiritual growth. 

4. Alone with God — Busy days require moments of 
restful meditation. Take time to pray. Furthermore, 
take time to participate in voluntary prayer bands. 
It will mean much to you. 

5. Chapel — 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. One chapel service per week is con- 
ducted in the church sanctuary. 


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The courteous individual gives high priority to the 
rights and interests of others. In the following areas, 
the practice of the Golden Rule is particularly significant: 


1. Every student has the right to a degree of privacy in 
his own room. 

2. Roommates will respect the rights of each other in 
regard to personal property, study, and worship op- 

3. A courteous student will not enter another student's 
room without his approval. 

4. Students and other persons not residing in the resi- 
dence halls are requested to extend to the occupants 
of these halls the same courtesies granted to the occu- 
pants of a private home. 

5. Guests will be courteous in checking with the lobby 
desk host or hostess before proceeding to the residence 
areas of the respective halls for visiting or other 
purposes. They will leave the residence halls no later 
than 10:30 p.m. 


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 residence 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 he vacates it, the 
room should be left clean, with walls, woodwork, and 
furniture undamaged. 


While work and other appointments may bring great 
variety to student programs, it is desirable that the eve- 
ning hours be made as useful as possible for study pur- 
poses for those whose schedules permit. The facilities of 
the new library will more adequately meet the needs 


of those students who desire a library setting for study 
purposes. In the meantime, residence hall students are 
requested to cooperate with the dean in maintaining 
during the evening hours a level of quiet that will permit 
study by those not needing to utilize the library. In this 
regard, the following observations are pertinent: 

1. A student choosing to study in his own room must 
have this right respected and protected by others. 

2. The use of radios or record players should be so 
limited during the evening hours as not to disturb 
those wishing to study. 


It was in recognition of the great variety of students' 
schedules that all-night lights were approved at Southern 
Missionary College. It was recognized that a high level 
of maturity would need to be demonstrated by students if 
the all-night lights were not to be a disadvantage to 
student life. 

Recognition of the fact that most students will wish to 
use the night hours for sleeping purposes demands a 
respect for their rights in this particular. 


No two people have the same tastes in matters of 
radio programs. It is essential, therefore, that no student 
have imposed upon him by a thoughtless roommate or 
neighbor a level of music or other programming which 
he finds distasteful. Hence the following regulations: 

1. Radios and record players must be channels for a 
level of programming which would be generally ac- 
ceptable to Seventh-day Adventist standards of Chris- 
tian thought and musical appreciation. 

2. The volume of radios and record players should be 
such as not to deprive others of the right not to listen. 

3. The use of television sets in student rooms is not 
approved or permitted. 


1. For the protection of life and property it has been 
ruled out of order to bring any form or type of 
firearms or air rifles to the SMC campus. Possession 


or discharging of firearms or fireworks on the campus 
is an offense against county, city, and school regula- 

2. Candles, alcohol stoves, open-flame lamps, and fire 
hazards of any nature are not permitted in 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 involves a 
real fire hazard. 

3. Students are further reminded that fire extinguishers 
must not be tampered with, obviously because they 
must be ready at all times for immediate emergency 


Southern Missionary College will not knowingly ac- 
cept as a student one who is unable to recognize the 

property rights of others. 

1. Students must take care of their personal property so 
that it not invite theft. Money and other valuables 
should not be left in easy access of others. 

2. Use of the "banking" facilities of the accounting 
office or the local bank is encouraged for the deposit- 
ing and the withdrawing of money for personal 
student use. 

3. Students are advised to avoid bringing to the campus 
items which are rare, much in demand, and of con- 
siderable monetary value. 

4. Trunk rooms are kept locked and may be entered 
only in the company of a desk host or hostess during 
hours posted by the respective dormitory deans. 

5. Items left in the trunk rooms should, if at all possible, 
be stored in trunks or cases which can be locked. 

6. Southern Missionary College cannot accept respon- 
sibility for items or money stolen from a student's 
room or trunk room. 

7. Southern Missionary College cannot take the respon- 
sibility for personal property lost or left behind when 
a student leaves campus. 


The college has a right to expect that community 
students and community residents will cooperate with 


Southern Missionary College in maintaining the ideals 
and objectives of the SMC way of life. 

This means that such students and residents will not 
make their homes or apartments available as means of 
violating standards that are upheld on the campus itself. 

In support of such ideals, the following regulations 

1. Community students and residents are asked to re- 
spect the evening study hours and the limited activi- 
ties of the Sabbath hours. 

2. The chaperonage principle applies when couples are 
visiting in community homes. 

3. Faculty, staff, and community members are encour- 
aged to play host to SMC students in a manner to 
strengthen the ideals and objectives of the SMC way 
of life. 


SMC wishes to protect its students from being victims 
of an undue number of invitations to participate in gift 
parties where an obligation might be felt to purchase 
gifts beyond the means of the student. The college does 
not make its facilities available for such occasions. As a 
protection to the student, the following suggestions are 

1. That various types of gift parties and showers be 
made simple and inexpensive occasions. 

2. That they involve only a small group of intimate 
friends at times not conflicting with the school pro- 
gram and general campus appointments. 

3. That students invited to such events pool their re- 
sources for one or two choice gifts instead of each 
purchasing an individual gift. 

4. That it be recognized that a student who is receiving 
an excessive number of invitations to such parties, 
shall be perfectly within her (or his) right to decline 
some of the invitations when it appears that they 
will become impositions on the resources of time or 


In general, chaperonage policies at SMC are based on 
the right to protect the character and good name of both 


the student and the college. These policies are intended 
to assure parents that their sons and daughters may enjoy 
happy and wholesome relationships at SMC without 
social stigma or penalty. 

Wherever mixed groups are involved for off-campus 
social functions, the following policies apply: 

1. Plans for mixed groups to attend social functions will 
be submitted to the Dean of Women on the appropri- 
ate form provided. 

2. The plans will be submitted far enough in advance to 
permit all arrangements to be completed. 

3. Arrangements for such activities are made before the 

4. It is the responsibility of the young men to make the 
necessary arrangements for chaperonage. 

5. Chaperonage is not required for regularly-scheduled 
on-campus events. 

6. Community residents are asked to recognize that reg- 
ulations requiring chaperonage apply equally to com- 
munity and residence hall students. 

7. Courtesy requires a ready response to any suggestion 
of a chaperone concerning any matter pertaining to 
the interest of the group. 

8. Courtesy requires that a chaperone be treated as a 
guest with expenses met. 

9. A chaperone deals with emergency situations, irregu- 
larities, or accidents; he (or she) arranges for the 
group to return to the campus at the agreed hour. 

10. In the event of accident or delay, a chaperone will 
notify the appropriate campus personnel of the cir- 

11. In general, it is considered wise that there be one 
chaperone for every 15-20 students on such occasions 
as picnics, outings, and other social functions for 
larger groups. 

12. A chaperone is defined as a parent, guardian, faculty 
member, or other person as approved by the Dean of 


SMC prides itself on the wide opportunities available 
for student employment on its campus. Only the draft 
situation prevents many young men from working their 
entire way through college on an extended program. 


It is of the essence of Christian education that students 
learn to fulfill responsibilities which they have volun- 
tarily assumed. This includes prompt and faithful at- 
tention to work agreements. 

To protect the rights of the college industry, of the 
work supervisor, and of other students who might wish 
to have different job opportunities, the student employee 
must recognize the following: 

1. In case of sickness or unavoidable absence, contact 
must be made with the work superintendent with ar- 
rangements for a substitute and/or for make-up work 
if physically possible, 

2. Work absences must be held to an absolute minimum 
and be allowed only when specific arrangements have 
been agreed upon in advance with the supervisor. 

3. Supervisor permission is to be obtained before final 
and definite arrangements are made for trips involv- 
ing work absences. 

4. In case of illness, the student must report to the 
college health service for treatment so that proper 
records can be made of the illness. 

5. Work opportunities must be regarded as a privilege, 
and it must be recognized that the college cannot 
permit rapid changes from one type of work to 
another. The industry concerned has a right to 
expect a student to remain through a college year 
except in rare circumstances. 

6. Two weeks' notice is required if a student wishes to 
terminate his regularly-scheduled work program or 
transfer to another department. Such changes must 
be approved by the work superintendent and the 
Director of Student Finance. 

7. Any student planning to work off-campus must first 
register his work program with and secure approval 
of the Director of Student Finance and of the Dean 
of Students. 

8. The approach of examinations and end-of-term pres- 
sures cannot be accepted as valid reasons for failing 
to meet work appointments. 


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"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 must willingly choose to uphold the high 
social, religious, and academic standards enunciated in 
this handbook and the college bulletin. Violations of 
regulations and policies as published and policies subse- 
quently enacted and announced will result in disciplinary 
action in accordance with the following procedures: 

1. If a disciplinary case involves only a minor infraction 
of school policy, the Dean of Students will confer 
with the student involved and will send an appropri- 
ate letter of counsel, advice, or probationary status. 

2. If, in the opinion of the Dean of Students, a disci- 
plinary case is serious enough to warrant the student's 
separation from the school, the Dean of Students will 
confer with the student, at which time the student 
will be advised as to the violation and informed of 
the following disciplinary procedural policies: 

a. Notification of policy violation shall be communi- 
cated to student in writing, or orally, with written 

b. The date and time when the case shall be con- 
sidered by the Student Affairs Committee shall be 
established and communicated to the student. 

c. The student shall be informed of the range of 
penalties that may be imposed, such as '*proba- 
tion," "suspension," or "dismissal." 

d. The student may exercise the privilege of request- 
ing the presence of his faculty counselor or other 
adviser when his case is considered by the com- 

e. If, in the opinion of the Dean of Students, the 
violation is serious enough to warrant the student's 
immediate separation from the school, the Dean of 
Students, in consultation with available school ad- 
ministrative personnel, has the prerogative of ask- 


ing the student to leave at once. The student will 
subsequently he informed in writing of the com- 
mittee's disciplinary action. 

f. Fines and penalties ranging from $5 to $25 will be 
assessed students involved in conduct as follows: 

1) Possession or use of firearms and fireworks 

2) Use of candles and electrical and open-flame 
appliances in the residence hall rooms 

3) Tampering with electrical wiring 

4) Unauthorized presence on the roofs of any 

5) Failure to register an automobile 

g. Defacing, damaging, or altering college property 
will result in a fine of $25 to $100 in addition to 
the cost of restoring the property. 

3. A complete record of citizenship decisions will be 
kept in the Office of Admissions and Records as well 
as in the Office of Student Affairs. Upon written re- 
quest by the student, this information will be made 
available only to institutions requiring character in- 
formation for admission or employment purposes. 

4. A student's transcript from Southern Missionary Col- 
lege will contain only academic information and will 
have no notation of citizenship standing. A statement 
will appear on the transcript indicating that the 
transcript reflects only academic standing. If a trans- 
fer student presents a transcript from another school 
that reflects citizenship matters and requests the tran- 
script to be incorporated into a transcript from South- 
ern Missionary College, the new transcript will not 
bear the disciplinary notation of the transcript trans- 
ferred to Southern Missionary College. 



A student at SMC needs certain information which 
may not be regulatory in nature, although it may be 
difficult to distinguish between the two categories at times. 
Such materials may also be available in the college bul- 
letin or in departmental information sheets, but to make 
certain of their availability to all students, they are re- 
produced here. 


Attendance at class and laboratory appointments is 
required. A student's schedule is considered a contract 
and constitutes a series of obligated appointments. 

1. A bsences: Absences are counted from the first sched- 
uled meeting of the class and are considered as either 
an excused or an unexcused absence. Excused ab- 
sences are recognized as absences incurred because of 
illness, authorized school trips, or emergencies beyond 
the student's control. 

To have an absence recorded as an excused ab- 
sence the student must, upon returning to class, show 
the instructor an absence excuse blank signed by the 
proper authority as listed below. 

a. Illness: Residence hall students are excused by the 
Health Service. Non-residence hall students are 
excused by the college or family physician or Dean 
of Students. 

b. Authorized school trips: The sponsor of the group 
should send a list of those who attended any such 
trip to the Academic Dean the day following the 
trip. He will make this list available to all the 
teachers within 24 hours. If a certain person's 
name is not on the list, the instructor may record 
the absence as unexcused. 

c. All other excusable absences should be cleared 
through the Academic Dean's office. 

If the number of unexcused absences in any class ex- 
ceeds the number hours credit in the class, it will 
be sufficient cause upon the recommendation of the 
instructor (with the approval of the Academic Dean) 


for dismissal from the class. A grade of W or WF 
will be recorded. An instructor may consider four 
tardinesses as one absence. 
2. Make-up work: A student may expect to make up 
classwork only if the absence is excused. All make-up 
work involving examinations and other class assign- 
ments must be completed within one week after the 
student's return to class unless an extension of time 
is arranged with the instructor. A teacher may have 
the option, if it is agreeable with the individual stu- 
dent, to give an average grade on a make-up quiz or 
use it as one of the quizzes to be thrown out if that 
practice is followed. However, if the student pre- 
fers, the instructor shall be obliged to give him a 
make-up quiz. 


A significant facet of campus life involves physical 
recreation and development. Traditionally, Southern 
Missionary College has stressed its work program as a 
means of providing physical recreation for students. As 
the school has grown in enrollment and as the nature of 
agricultural pursuits has been modified by mechanization, 
there has been increased need for physical recreation of 
a more formal nature involving playing-fields, the swim- 
ming pool, and the gymnasium. 

In an effort to give every student equal access to the 
recreational facilities of the college, the following regula- 
tions apply: 

1. All organized play is under the general supervision 
of the physical education department, assisted by the 
student and faculty committees on Health and Recre- 

2. Students and staff members of Southern Missionary 
College are eligible to use the recreational facilities 
of the field and gymnasium. 

3. Facilities may be used daily until 6:45 p.m. All 
activities will cease from two hours before sunset on 
Friday until Sunday morning with the exception of 
school-planned Saturday evening functions. 

4. Students enrolled in physical education classes, as 
posted, have priority use of facilities. 

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


6. Only authorized and planned activities will be sched- 
uled during the study period hours. 

7. Soft rubber-soled shoes are to be used exclusively in 
the gymnasium or on surfaced courts to prevent ac- 
cidents and to protect playing surfaces. 

8. Individuals checking out play equipment remain per- 
sonally responsible for its care and return. 

9. Sidewalks to and from the courts and gymnasium are 
to be used to avoid tracking of dirt onto surfaced 
play areas. 

10. Women may wear full-skirted street wear, modest 
slacks, or approved gym wear with appropriate 
blouse. If gym wear is worn, a wrap-around skirt or 
coat is to be worn to and from the courts or gym- 

1 1 . Men may wear regular slacks or the college-approved 
gym wear with appropriate shirt. Regulation gym 
snorts may be worn only on the recreational area 
and are not to be worn around the campus. 

12. See your respective residence hall dean or the di- 
rector of physical education for full particulars. Col- 
lege-approved gym wear is available at the Southern 

13. All participants are expected to conduct themselves 
in harmony with college standards. Rules of pro- 
priety and sportsmanship are to be observed at all 

14. Willful misuse of equipment and facilities will result 
in appropriate discipline. Damage sustained will call 
for compensation for replacement or repair, which- 
ever is necessary. 


The opportunities for student participation in extra- 
curricular activities are unusually rich and varied at 
Southern Missionary College. The college fosters activi- 
ties which stimulate student participation as a means of 
developing leadership and experience in group coopera- 
tion 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 

1. The Student Association is the over-all organization 
by which every student may participate in the extra- 
curricular activities of the college. 


a. 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 constituencies. 

b. 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 periodically with the Presi- 
dent, the Academic Dean, the Dean of Students, 
and the Manager of the college. 

c. 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 discus- 
sions in committees, forums, and classes, student 
opinion is informed and may formulate recom- 
mendations. To a large degree, specific areas of 
student life and activity are under the full ad- 
ministration of the Student Senate or its commit- 

d. Among the delegated functions and activities of 
the S tudent Association and its committees are 
formulation of policies governing student office 
holding; chartering of non-professional clubs; plan- 
ning for and administering the annual College 
Days; publication of the four student periodicals: 
the annual Southern Memories, the periodical 
Southern Accent, the semi- weekly Campus Accent, 
and the yearly Student-Faculty Directory; partic- 
ipation in the formulation of policies in joint 
meetings with a number of faculty committees; 
and fund-raising campaigns for improvements. 

e. The constitution of the Student Association of 
Southern Missionary College sets forth the duties 
and procedures of the Student Association and its 
component elements, forums, councils, and com- 
mittees under its jurisdiction, 

2. The campus organizations are so varied that the spe- 
cial interest of every student is almost certain to be 


served. These include the musical organizations, the 
professional clubs, the forums, and the church-related 

3, The Missionary Volunteer Society of the local church 
is the largest student religious organization, operating 
a number of bands and other units serving special 
religious interests. 

4. 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 regu- 
lated by the Dean of Students and the Student Asso- 

a. To accept an office, the two top-ranking officers of 
campus clubs, church and class organizations must 
have a cumulative grade point average of 2.50. 
All other officers must have a cumulative average 
of 2.25. 

b. All Student Association officers must have a cum- 
ulative G.P.A. of 2.50. 

c. Freshman G.P.A. will be calculated on Carnegie 

d. To continue in office, the student must maintain 
the above cumulative requirements and a current 
G.P.A. of not less than 2.25. 

e. Prior to the actual elections, all students considered 
for offices must have their names cleared by the 
Office of Student Affairs. 

f. An office holder who is placed on academic or 
social probation must submit his resignation. 


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

2. You will need to furnish the spreads, rugs, lamps, 
linens, pillows, blankets, towels, wastebaskets, pic- 
tures, etc., to complete the furnishings and add to 
the attractiveness of the room. 

3. 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. 



1. Post 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 daily. 

Your mail should be addressed to Talge Hall for 
men and Thatcher Hall for women. The zip code is 

2. Student Bank — The Student Bank for safe keeping 
of students' funds is in the cashier's office, administra- 
tion building. 

3. Lost and Found — The lost and found department is 
in the service department located at the rear of Lynn 
Wood Hall. 

4. Cafeteria — The cafeteria is one of the most congenial 
places on the campus. There students meet and ex- 
change 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 appropri- 
ately in the dining hall and to help maintain a cul- 
tural atmosphere. 

5. College Plaza — The College Plaza is a convenient 
shopping center for general merchandise, school sup- 
plies, 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. 

6. Laundry 

a. To safeguard your laundry, pickup and delivery 
should be made by you as the owner. The college 
will assume no responsibility for losses sustained 
because of negligence on the part of the student. 

b. 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. 


c. A laundry slip should accompany each bundle. 
The laundry also handles dry cleaning and press- 

Telephone booths are installed in both residence halls 
and in the College Plaza. 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 

Health Service — The Health Service is administered 
by the Director of Health Service in cooperation with 
the College Physician. Regular office hours are main- 
tained by the Service Director. In order to provide 
maximum health service benefits to students, the 
following statements apply: 

a. Instruction concerning reporting illness is given 
to each student. 

b. Before any class is missed due to illness, the Health 
Service must be notified, 

c. The College Physician is on call in the Health 
Service daily, Monday through Friday, beginning 
at 7:45 a.m. Priority is given to bed patients who 
make previous appointment. 

d. An insurance brochure concerning information 
about insurance coverage and details about how 
and when to file a claim are given to each student 
at registration. 

For Reference 

Not to be taken 
from this library 



All-Night Lights 13 

Campus Leaves 4 

Chaperonage 4, 5, 15, 16 

Citizenship Records 19 

Class Attendance 20 

Community Students & Residents 14 

Courtship 10 

Disciplinary Policies & Procedures 18 

Dormitory Visitors 12 

Dress 7 

For Men 8, 22 

For Women 8, 22 

Escorting r 9 

Fines & Penalties 19 

Firearms, Fireworks, & Fire Hazards 13 

Inoperable Vehicles 6 

Jewelry 9 

Late Leaves 5 

Letters on Discipline 18 

Make-up 9 

Marriage 1 

Motor Vehicles .— ,.-.. 6 

Office Holding, Student ~ 24 

Overnight Leaves 6 

Parking Regulations 6 

Personal Property 14 

Property Rights 14 

Radios 13 

Recreation 21 

Religious Life 10 

Residence Requirement 4 


Room Care 12 

Room Courtesy 12 

Room Inspection 12 

Sabbath Activities 5 

Services 25 

Post Office 25 

Student Bank 25 

Lost and Found . 25 

Cafeteria 25 

Campus Kitchen 25 

Laundry 25 

Telephone Use 26 

Health Service 26 

Showers (Gift Parties) 15 

Sign Out 4 

Social Codes 7 

Social Patterns 6 

Stereo and Record Players 13 

Student Affairs Committee .... 4, 18 

Student Association 22, 23 

Study Period : 12 

Television 13 

Transcripts 19 

Trunk Room Storage 14 

Weekend Leaves i 5 

Welcome 3 

What to Bring 24 

Work Absences 17 

Work Responsibilities ~ 16 

Your Activities 22 

Your Pledge ,.... 29