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i Missionary College 
ale, Tennessee 


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. If you arrive in Chattanooga or 
Ooltewah and need taxi service, call the Dean of 
Student's office — 396-4232. 

"SMC" Second Quarter, 1974 
Volume XXIV 


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


Student Handbook 

July, 1974 

Southern Missionary College 

Collegedale, Tennessee 


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Preface 2 


Vrnval 3 

Student Employment Service 3 

Academic Policies 4 

Residence Policies 5 

Religious Activities 9 

College Convocations 10 

Social Standards 12 

Dress and Grooming Standards 13 

Motion Picture Policy 16 

Music Standards 16 

Swimming Pool Regulations 16 

Organized Sports 16 

Student Activities 17 

Campus Facilities 19 

Services 19 

Selective Service 21 

Financial Aid 22 

Student Center 22 

Placement Service 22 

Student Vehicle Code 22 

Citizenship Standards and Policies 25 

Whom to Consult 31 

Index 34 


This handbook is prepared to provide a con- 
venient reference to the principles and major 
policies which characterize campus life at South- 
ern Missionary College. One of the main reasons 
for its distribution is to assist prospective students 
in selecting a college which provides the type of 
social and religious atmosphere in which they wish 
to pursue a higher education. Since the college 
seeks only those students who desire a campus 
experience as outlined herein, when applying to 
SMC, each student signs a pledge of full coopera- 
tion with the policies and regulations governing 
Southern Missionary College. A majority of these 
policies and regulations are given in this hand- 
book. However, more specific and complete infor- 
mation concerning academic policies is given in 
the College Catalog and regulations of a more 
specialized nature are issued by such service areas 
as the residence halls, student health service, cafe- 
teria and library. Students who do not respect this 
pledge will be subject to discipline to the extent 
considered necessary to maintain the unique and 
distinctive character of the college. 

Southern Missionary College is pleased to 
make its services available to residents of nearby 
communities and welcomes among its students 
anyone from these communities who does not 
interfere with the attainment of the college's 
objectives and whose conduct while on campus or 
participating in college -sponsored activities is in 
accord with the policies and regulations of the 

Southern Missionary College policies and regu- 
lations remain in force at all times and, where 
applicable, are binding on resident students, non- 
resident students and guests of campus residents. 


Before a student takes up residence on the 
campus, either at the beginning of a school semes- 
ter or for work prior to attending classes, he must 
have a letter of acceptance from the Admissions 

Before a housing or room reservation may be 
made, $50 of the advance payment as a deposit 
must be paid. Tentative reservations may be made 
without a deposit before July 15; however, the 
deposit must be paid by that date in order to hold 
the reservation. After July 15, requests for reser- 
vations must be accompanied by the $50 deposit. 

On arrival at the campus the student should; 

1 . Present his official letter of acceptance 
at the college cashier's office and make ar- 
rangements for cafeteria privileges, advance 
payment (if not paid in advance of arrival) 
and safekeeping of personal funds. 

2. Report to the residence hall (men at Talge 
Hall) — (women at Thatcher Hall) for room 

3. Consult with the student finance director 
regarding a work program and/ or other 
financial assistance which may be necessary. 


Students who accept employment assignments 
on campus are expected to meet all work appoint- 
ments with punctuality, up to and through exam 

Students may not be employed off campus at 
any job where any part of their work involves the 
serving of alcoholic beverages. 

Residence hall students may not secure off- 
campus employment without permission of the 
Dean of Students. 

Preference is given to residence hall students 
for employment by the college or college operated 

Excuses for class absences resulting from un- 
scheduled or emergency work appointments are 
available only by previous arrangements with the 
Academic Dean. 

Class Attendance 

The student is responsible for punctual and 
regular attendance at all classes and laboratories 
for which he is registered. Missing instruction for 
any reason may jeopardize one's class standing 
and course grade. Emergency situations other 
than personal illness affecting class attendance 
(See Health Service, p. 20 for absence due to per- 
sonal illness) should be reported to the Academic 
Dean's office. 

Academic Standards 

Satisfactory scholarship is the chief criterion 
of success in college. The quality of academic 
work is designated by a system of grades and by 
grade-point averages. 


A student who contemplates withdrawing from 
college is encouraged to obtain counsel from one 
or more of the following individuals: 

Residence Hall Dean Faculty Counselor 

Registrar Chaplain 

Dean of Students Guidance and 
Academic Dean Counseling Office 

If, after obtaining counsel, it still seems advis- 
able to withdraw, the following procedure should 
be carried out: 

1 . Secure and complete a drop voucher at the 
Registrar's Office. 

2. Obtain signatures as designated on the 

3. Check out with the residence hall dean 
within 24 hours after steps one and two 
have been completed. 

Until the above steps have been completed, 
students who have discontinued participation in 
classroom activities will continue to be charged 
for tuition and room rent. 


Off-Campus Residence 

The college provides residence hall housing for 
single students and a limited number of apart- 
ments for married students. Information con- 
cerning the availability of both school-owned and 
private apartments may be found in the College 
Manager's Office. 

Single students who have not completed a bac- 
calaureate degree and who do not live with par- 
ents, close relatives or legal guardians in the vicin- 
ity, live in the residence halls. In order to live else- 
where they must present written request to the 
Dean of Students. Such requests will be considered 
if the student is not on Citizenship Probation, 
demonstrates definite financial need which off- 
campus living will correct, or other extenuating 
circumstances making non-dormitory residence 

Requests to live outside the residence halls are 
granted for a single semester only. If the student 
wishes to continue his off-campus residence for an 
ensuing semester, he must reapply to the Dean of 
Students. No change in such off-campus residence 
is to be made without permission of the Dean of 

Off-campus residence policies apply to all 
prospective students and to all college enrollees 
regardless of their class load. 

Residence Hall Privacy 

The college residence halls are private homes 
for their occupants. Community students and 
others may visit in the residence halls during 
residence hall hours (see p. 8) in accord with the 
normal proprieties for visiting a private home. 

Personal Equipment for Dormitory Rooms 

The college residence hall homes are equipped 
with twin beds, desk space, chairs, drawer space, 
and window drapes. Residence hall students should 
provide their own: 

Sheets Bedspread 

Pillow Towels and washcloths 

Pillow cases Wastebasket 


Room Care and Inspection 

Students are expected to keep their rooms 
clean and orderly. The College reserves the right 
for the residence dean or his representative to 
enter and inspect a student's room at any time. 

Pictures and other objects placed on the walls 
must be supported in a manner which will not mar 
the wall surface. 

The $50 room deposit will be refunded when 
a student checks out of the residence hall after the 
first 30 days of residency provided all dormitory 
obligations have been satisfactorily cared for and 
the floor, walls, woodwork, and furniture of the 
room are clean and undamaged. Redecorating is 
to be done by the College. 

Responsibilities of Residence Hall Students 

Residence hall students are held responsible 
for all activities which take place in the room 
assigned to them. 

The College is not responsible for personal 
property stored in the residence hall, for loss of 
money or other valuables on the part of students, 
nor for any damage suffered by motor vehicles on 
College property. To insure safety, students should 
deposit all but small amounts of money in a stu- 
dent drawing account at the Business Office or in 
a bank. Adequate comprehensive insurance cov- 
erage for bicycles and motor vehicles should be 

Change of Room Assignment 

Any change in residence hall rooms must be 
approved in advance by the residence hall dean. 


Pets are not permitted in the residence halls. 

Baby Sitting 

Baby sitting in the residence halls is not 


Firearms and Fireworks 

Firearms or pellet guns are not allowed on the 

Possession of or exploding fireworks or com- 
bustible chemicals in the residence halls or on the 
campus is expressly prohibited. 

Violators of these regulations will be fined and 
will be subject to suspension or dismissal. 

Residence Hall Disturbance 

Respect for the rights of others and elementary 
courtesy as expressed in the golden rule demand 
that those living in residence halls make no dis- 
turbance which would prevent others from getting 
the most out of the time available for study and 
sleep. Sound equipment should be operated at a 
volume level which does not annoy one's room- 
mate or others in the residence hall. 

It is expected, in addition, that radio programs 
and recordings reproduced in the residence halls 
will conform with the music standards set forth on 
page 16. 

Television sets are not permitted in students' 

Safety Regulations 

Candles, open-flame lamps, fire hazards of any 
nature are not permitted in the residence halls. 

Fire Protection Equipment 

The misuse of fire extinguishers, fire alarms, or 
other fire protection equipment will subject a stu- 
dent to a $50 fine and/ or other discipline. 


Refrigerators of 4.5 cubic feet maximum size 
are permitted in student rooms. With the excep- 
tion of electric fans, other household appliances 
are not permitted in student rooms. 

Visiting in Residence Hall Rooms 

Mixed groups are not permitted in private 
residence hall rooms. 

Signing Out 

Residence hall students are expected to sign 
out for off-campus activities. 

Residence Hall Hours 

Residence halls will be open according to the 
following schedule: 

Sunday - Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. 
Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. 

Sabbath 6:00 a.m. to 1 1 :00 p.m. 

Young men may call at the women's residence 
halls according to the following schedule: 

Visiting hours (lounge only) 

Sunday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. 
Friday 7:00 a.m. to Sunset 

Calling hours (the above plus) 

Friday Sunset to Vespers 

Sabbath 7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. 

Late Leaves 

Saturday night leaves until 12:00 p.m. may be 
arranged upon request. 

Overnight Leaves 

Residence hall students are expected to remain 
in their residence halls between closing time and 
6:00 a.m. if they have not arranged an overnight 
leave with the residence hall dean. 

Printed forms for overnight leave requests are 
available in the residence hall offices. If the period 
of proposed leave from the campus includes a 
work or class appointment, suitable arrangements 
must be made with the work superintendent or 
Academic Dean respectively. 

Women students wishing a campus leave to 
visit a home other than their own or that of close 
relatives, should present a letter of invitation from 
the hostess and, if under 21 years of age, also 
authorization from their parents or guardians. 

Overnight leaves in the surrounding commu- 
nity (Chattanooga - Collegedale - Cleveland) are 
not permitted unless the students are accompanied 
by parents. Overnight leaves are cancelled at any 
time students are present on campus or in the 
surrounding community (Chattanooga - College- 
dale - Cleveland) during the time of the leave. 

If under 21 years of age, freshmen students 
with less than a 3.00 grade-point average on a 
minimum of 12 graded semester hours and stu- 
dents who are on scholastic probation are limited 
to overnight leaves which involve a maximum of 
eight (8) nights of absence from the campus per 
semester, excluding vacations. Students on citi- 
zenship probation are limited to overnight leaves 
which involve a maximum of two (2) nights of 
absence from the campus per calendar month ex- 
cluding vacations. 

In case of an emergency requiring a leave 
which is not provided for by regular policy, par- 
ents should contact the residence hall dean. 

Weekend leaves terminate at 10:30 p.m. Sun- 
day. If an emergency situation makes it impossible 
to return to the residence hall by 10:30 p.m., stu- 
dents have the responsibility of telephoning their 
residence hall dean to request an extension of 


Southern Missionary College exists for the 
purpose of promoting symmetrical growth, men- 
tally, socially, physically and spiritually. For this 
reason, it must have guiding principles for spiritual 
as well as mental, social and physical activities. 
The College recognizes that legislation cannot 
create spirituality, for this results only from intelli- 
gent individual choice. The chief function of the 
College is to provide an educational environment 
in harmony with Biblical teachings and standards. 
One does not have to live in this environment or 
help provide it unless he chooses to become a part 
of Southern Missionary College. Since environ- 
ment depends on the people who make up an 
institution, legislation is necessary to insure the 
character of this environment. 

Southern Missionary College students are not 
required to be members of the Seventh-day Ad- 
ventist Church or any other religious organization, 
but the College administration does insist that no 
student detract from or weaken the spiritual char- 
acter of the College or interfere with the benefit 
which might be received by those who wish to take 
full advantage of the College's spiritual emphasis. 

Prayer Rooms 

The intensive pace of College life makes it 
particularly important for each student to take 
time for daily prayer and meditation. This will be 
done most frequently in the environment of the 
student's own room, but on many occasions added 
strength and comfort will be found in the use of 
the prayer rooms provided in the residence halls 
specifically for personal communion with God. 

Sabbath Services 

A distinctive practice of Seventh-day Adven- 
tists is the observance of the seventh day of the 
week as the Sabbath. Southern Missionary College 
expects all students on the campus to respect the 
sanctity of that day by attending the Friday eve- 
ning and Sabbath morning services and refraining 
from all ordinary recreation and labor. 

Student Religious Activities 

Since spiritual growth cannot be obtained with- 
out exercise, students are urged to participate in 
the activities provided by the College. 


College Convocations comprise residence hall 
worships each evening Sunday through Thursday, 
Friday evening sunset meditations and vespers, 
Sabbath evening meditations and chapel each 
Tuesday and Thursday. 

These convocations are an integral part of 
student life on campus and students are expected 
to be in regular attendance. 

Chapels: Attendance at the two chapel convo- 
cations each week is required of all students. 
Students are allowed two unexcused absences each 
semester. Students whose unexcused absences ex- 
ceed the two allowed each semester will receive 
disciplinary action as follows: 

One excessive absence — Letter of Counsel 
Two excessive absences — Letter of Advice 
Three excessive absences — Letter of Warning 
Additional excessive absences — Subject to 
further discipline. 


Record of chapel attendance is kept in the 
Dean of Students' Office. 

Residence Hall Worships: All residence hall 
students are required to attend the worship service 
that is held in the residence halls each evening, 
Sunday through Thursday each week, and the Fri- 
day sunset worship held during a part of the 
school year. The Friday evening vespers and Sab- 
bath evening meditations which are held in the 
church are counted for residence hall worships. 
Students are allowed two unexcused absences from 
these meetings each week. Students who accumu- 
late excessive absences each semester will receive 
disciplinary action as follows: 

Three excessive absences — Letter of Counsel 
Four excessive absences — Letter of Advice 
Five excessive absences — Letter of Warning 
Additional excessive absences — Subject to 
further discipline. 

Absences which are not satisfactorily cleared 
with a residence hall dean will be recorded as 

A student may receive a letter of advice for 
excessive absences from general College assem- 
blies (chapels) independently of a letter of advice 
for excessive absences from the daily residence 
hall convocations. However, only one letter of 
warning will be issued to a student each semester. 
Thus, if a student has a letter of warning for exces- 
sive absences from either of the two types of con- 
vocations and places himself liable for a letter of 
warning for the other type of convocation, he will 
be liable for further discipline rather than a second 
letter of warning. 

Residence hall students will be notified of the 
record of their absences following each worship 

During the fall and spring weeks of Religious 
Emphasis the evening programs are counted for 
residence hall worship attendance and the morning 
programs are counted for chapel attendance. 

Residence hall students who anticipate con- 
flicts between regular work appointments and the 
worship schedule are responsible for having a 


written statement of explanation sent from their 
employer to their residence hall dean. No excuse 
will be given for worships missed because of work 
unless advance arrangements have been made 
with the residence dean. 

Information concerning work appointments 
which conflict with the chapel schedule should be 
directed to the Dean of Students' Office. 


Southern Missionary College is committed to 
a concept of positive social development and 
encourages broadening of the College experience 
by participation in a varied program of cultural 
and recreational activity which will provide oppor- 
tunity for wholesome association and the develop- 
ment of satisfying friendships. A properly coor- 
dinated program of formal learning, cultural de- 
velopment and recreational activity, each of which 
involves wholesome association with the opposite 
sex, is considered essential preparation for fully 
successful living. 


All off-campus group activities involving mixed 
groups, not sponsored by a campus organization, 
require chaperonage and clearance by the resi- 
dence hall deans. It is the responsibility of the 
students involved to make proper arrangements 
for the activity which includes arrangements for 

Parents and faculty members may serve as 
chaperones and on certain occasions the Dean of 
Women may grant approval for chaperonage by 
married students. It is considered wise that there 
be one chaperone for every 15-20 students. 

Social Restrictions — Freshman 

Freshmen students under 21 years of age may 
single date off camrus with parental consent or 
approved chaperonage. 

Because of the difficulty that many freshmen 
students encounter in adjusting to college life and 
in the management of their time, they are strongly 


advised to remain on campus each evening Sunday 
through Thursday in order to take advantage of 
the study hours. 

Public Display of Affection 

The public expression of affection is in poor 
taste. Students who do not demonstrate self-respect 
and self-restraint in this matter are subject to dis- 
cipline, which may involve their being asked to 
withdraw from the College. Students can expect 
members of the College staff to correct those 
bringing discredit to themselves or to the College 
through inappropriate display of affection. Being 
seen in public with arms around one another is 


Except by special permission of the Dean of 
Students, student marriages are not permitted 
while a school semester or summer session is in 
progress. Students who fail to follow this pro- 
cedure will be asked to withdraw from the college. 


The faculty of Southern Missionary College 
believe that every student will benefit from under- 
standing the principles and practice of Christian 
dress, namely, attractive, neat, modest, simple, 
appropriate, tasteful and healthful attire. We be- 
lieve that the application of these principles varies 
from place to place and from age to age. There- 
fore, we have a responsibility to all associated with 
the College to interpret these principles for the 
here and now. 

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

"A person's character is judged by his style of 
dress. A refined taste, a cultivated mind, will be 
revealed in the choice of simple and appropriate 
attire. " Education, p. 248. 


All Students: 

The personal appearance standard is one of 
overall neatness. 

Sabbath Attire: Students are expected to ap- 
pear in appropriate attire that is consonant with 
the tone and atmosphere of the Sabbath. As such 
they are expected to be well-groomed and becom- 
ingly attired. 

Similar standards of dress apply to all students 
who eat at the cafeteria on Sabbath. 

Recreation and Sportswear: Bermuda or gym 
shorts may be worn only while actively involved 
in physical education classes or recreation in the 
recreation area. Bermuda shorts may be worn 
while cycling. 

Jewelry: Jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces 
(including medallions), earrings and ornamental 
rings, as well as professional, fraternal and en- 
gagement rings, are not allowed. 

A person who in his dress, appearance and 
conduct shows unwillingness to cooperate with the 
expectations as outlined by the college, may be 
asked to withdraw and/ or denied readmission for 
the succeeding term. 

Students are urged to request their guests to 
respect the standard of dress at all times. 

For Men: 

1. Dress on the non-recreational area of the 
campus may be casual. 

2. Casual wear would include the wearing of 
shoes or sandals. It would include the wearing of 
slacks or neat, clean properly fitted jeans. Tight 
fitting or bizarre clothing is unacceptable. Shorts, 
sleeveless shirts and T-shirts are not acceptable 
for general campus wear but they may be worn 
when an individual is actively participating in reg- 
ular sports events or physical education classes. 
Shirts of sheer material require the wearing of an 

3. Since the devotional chapel is held in the 
sanctuary of the church each week, students are 
encouraged to be especially careful in their dress 
when attending that convocation. 


4. Shirtless attire is not appropriate outside the 
residence hall. 

5. Beards are not permitted. 

6. Hair should be clean, well-groomed and 
neatly styled. It should not reach below the top of 
the collar in the back (while standing) or below 
the bottom of the ears on the sides. 

7. Mustaches and sideburns should be trimmed 
and well-groomed. 

For Women: 

1. Dress on the recreational area of the cam- 
pus must be neat and modest and may include 
Bermuda or gym shorts or jeans when an indi- 
vidual is actively participating in sport events or 
physical education classes. 

2. On the non-recreational area of the campus 
(with exception as listed in No. 5 below) dresses 
or skirts and blouses must be worn. 

3. Although the acceptability of dresses de- 
pends on the way they are made, how they fit, and 
how and where they are worn, hemlines must be 
of sufficient length to reach a point near the top 
of the knee while standing. 

4. Sleeveless attire, low necklines or backlines 
and very sheer fabrics are unacceptable. 

5. Slacks and blouses or pantsuits may be worn 
to the campus shopping area, while attending sport 
events as spectators at any time and for general 
campus wear on Sundays and holidays. Blouses 
should be of non-transparent material and should 
be loose fitting. Sweatshirts or similar "sloppy" 
attire is not appropriate for general campus wear. 

6. Slacks or jeans, and blouses may be re- 
quired by the teacher for certain academic labora- 
tories. An outer garment should be worn over this 
attire when it is worn to and from laboratories. 

7. Jeans and overalls (with the exceptions as 
listed above), hiphuggers, and any tight fitting ap- 
parel are not appropriate. 

8. Shoes are to be worn on the campus at all 

9. Students are expected to refrain from the 
conspicuous use of make-up and nail polish. 



All feature length motion pictures must be 
cleared by the Faculty Film Preview Committee 
for showing by a student group either on or off 
campus. The Student Association is permitted one 
feature film showing per year for a public benefit 
program. Campus organizations may be permitted 
to show a feature film in a program restricted to the 
membership of the sponsoring group and invited 
guests. No campus organization will be allowed to 
show more than one such film during an academic 
year. Requests for the showing of any feature 
length film should be directed to the Dean of 


Music performed or reproduced anywhere on 
campus is expected to be in harmony with stand- 
ards of good taste applicable to the occasion and 
in keeping with the ideals of spiritual commitment 
and personal relationship with God to which the 
College is dedicated. To assist with this responsi- 
bility a screening committee is appointed by the 
College president each year to screen all student 
programs before they are presented. 

Student groups should contact the chairman of 
the screening committee in ample time before their 
scheduled performance so that the committee can 
be called for the screening. Failure to have a pro- 
gram properly screened may cause cancellation of 
the program. 

A musical group organized by students for 
public performances must be approved by the 
Student Affairs Committee. 


Patrons of the College swimming pool should 
note carefully the regulations posted in the 


The College encourages intramural athletic 
activities as a means of providing necessary physi- 
cal exercise and relaxation from mental activity 
and also as a means of providing experience in 


team relationships and developing good sportsman- 
ship. Competitive play between a team represent- 
ing the College and a team representing another 
institution or organization is considered to be out 
of harmony with the principles and objectives of 
Southern Missionary College. 

To be eligible to participate in intramural 
sports a person must meet one of the following 

For fall and spring semesters: 

1. Reside in a college residence hall, or 

2. Be currently enrolled for a minimum of six 
(6) semester hours. 

For summer terms: 

1. Reside in a college residence hall, or 

2. Be currently enrolled for a minimum of three 
(3) semester hours, or 

3. Be accepted as a student for the fall semester. 


In accord with its concern for the total devel- 
opment of the individual and the preparation of 
leaders, Southern Missionary College fosters a 
broad range of extra-curricular activities. A listing 
of the various campus clubs and organizations is 
given in the College Bulletin. 

Qualifications of Student Officers 

For a student to hold an office in any student 
organization including a publication staff or a 
committee or in any non-academic organization 
which performs publicly on or off campus, he 
must have a record of good citizenship and a 
minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00. 

To run for or to hold any elected office in 
a student organization, a student must have a 
record of good citizenship and a cumulative grade 
point average of 2.25 or a 2.50 grade point aver- 
age for the previous semester with a minimum 
cumulative average of 2.00. 

Secondary school grade-point averages will be 
calculated on major subjects only. 


Qualifications for Membership in Volunteer Fire Dept. 

To be an active member of a volunteer fire 
department or ambulance service, a first-semester 
freshman student must have a secondary school 
grade-point-average of at least 2.50 on major sub- 
jects. Other students must have a cumulative 
grade-point-average of 2.25 or 2.50 for the pre- 
vious semester. All active members must maintain 
a current minimum GPA of 2.00 at each grading 

Meetings of Student Organizations 

Administrative policy of the College requires 
that a faculty adviser be present at all meetings of 
each student organization and at all meetings of 
major committees serving student organizations. 

Student Organization Records 

Each student organization is required to place 
an up-to-date copy of its constitution on file in the 
Student Affairs Office. 

Organization of New Clubs 

Students who wish to organize a new club 
should first consult with the Dean of Students. A 
constitution should subsequently be drawn up 
and approved by the Student Affairs Committee. 

Club Activities 

All social events sponsored by clubs or other 
organizations terminate at least seven days before 
test week begins. 

Social Functions and Outings 

All student organizations planning social or 
recreational activities off campus must make 
proper advance arrangements through the Dean of 
Students' Office. Requests, complete with the 
names of chaperones and the signature of the 
faculty sponsor, are to be filed by 10:00 a.m. 
Wednesday of the week preceding the proposed 
activity with a description of proposed Sabbath 
activities including Sabbath School and church 

Residence hall students expecting to take part 
in any off-campus social activity must complete 


the regular residence hall leave form which must 
be submitted to their respective residence hall 

No approval will be given for overnight group 
activities that are to take place during the final 
three weeks of each semester. 


Use of campus facilities must be scheduled in 
the President's Office. 


Counseling Service 

Southern Missionary College staff members 
have a personal concern about the progress of 
their students toward spiritual, intellectual and 
social goals. In such an atmosphere, informal and 
unstructured guidance activities are a part of the 
normal daily contact between instructors and 

The Dean of Student Affairs administers a 
formal program of counseling through the Testing 
and Counseling Office. This program provides 
various aptitude and psychological tests as well as 
interest and personality inventories which are 
available for students who wish to gain insight 
into various problems which may be associated 
with their college experience and planning for life. 
College entrance examination results and other 
personal data which may assist in counseling and 
guidance are kept on file in the Testing and 
Counseling Office. 

Because the residence hall deans are counselors 
as well as administrators and have opportunity to 
become closely acquainted with students in their 
dormitories, they are in a position to give particu- 
larly helpful counsel. Students are encouraged to 
take advantage of the counseling skills available 
to them from the various members of the College 

Food Service 

In addition to its basic function of making 
available attractive meals which will provide the 
best possible nutrition, the College Food Service is 


equipped and organized to provide specialized 
food service for lunches, picnics, receptions, lunch- 
eons and banquets. While every effort is made to 
accommodate requests for specialized food service, 
it must be emphasized that due to the advanced 
planning often required and to the possibility of 
conflicting requests, the College Food Service can- 
not be expected to provide specialized food service 
unless planning for the occasion has been initiated 
with the Director at least two weeks in advance. 
Mealtimes provide some of the most valuable 
educational and cultural experience on the college 
campus. Users of the College Food Service are 
expected to relate themselves in accord with the 
cultural standards appropriate to a Christian 

Health Service 

The Health Service is administered by the 
Director of Health Service in cooperation with the 
College Physician. Regular clinic hours are main- 
tained by the staff. After clinic hours a nurse is 
available at all times for emergencies by calling 
396-4300. In order to provide maximum health 
benefits to students, the following provisions are 

1. Instruction concerning reporting illness is 
given to each student at registration. 

2. In order to have a class excused because of 
illness, residence hall students must notify 
the Health Service prior to missing the 
class. Village students should notify the 
Dean of Students Office. Classes are not 
excused for medical appointments immedi- 
ately preceding or following vacations. 

3. The College Physician makes daily calls at 
the Health Service, Monday through Fri- 
day, for a limited time at approximately 
8:00 to 8:30 a.m. Priority is given to bed 
patients who make previous appointment. 

4. An insurance brochure concerning informa- 
tion about insurance coverage and details 
about how and when to file a claim are given 
to each student at registration. (All students 
registered for a minimum of 8 semester 
hours are covered by student insurance.) 


Post Office 

Collegedale has a post office which serves the 
College and community. Mail is picked up from 
and delivered to each of the residence halls daily. 

Mail should be addressed to Talge Hall for 
men and Thatcher or Jones Hall for women. This 
campus address should include the residence hall 
room number. The zip code is 37315. 

Student Bonk 

The Student Bank for safe keeping of students' 
funds is in the cashier's office in the administration 

Lost and Found 

The lost and found department is in the Serv- 
ice Department located at the rear of Lynn Wood 

College Plaza 

The College Plaza is a convenient shopping 
center for general merchandise, school supplies, 
books, etc. It also houses the Campus Kitchen 
where snacks may be obtained. Other facilities, 
such as a barber shop, a bank and a beauty shop 
are available. 


A laundry serving the students and the com- 
munity is located in the College Plaza. The laun- 
dry also handles dry cleaning and pressing. 


Each residence hall room is equipped with a 
telephone. The telephones are restricted to local 
calls. Personal arrangements for long distance 
service may be made with the telephone company 
by paying a deposit. Pay telephones are available 
in the residence halls, in the College Plaza and in 
the Student Center. 


Questions or problems dealing with the Selec- 
tive Service should be referred to the Director of 



Questions or problems dealing with student 
accounts, student aid or Veteran's benefits should 
be referred to the Financial Aid Office. 


The center houses a formal and an informal 
lounge, a TV room, a recreation room, the Student 
Association offices, a chapel, a snack room 
equipped with vending machines and other mis- 
cellaneous facilities. 


The Dean of Students operates a placement 
service which issues announcements concerning 
employment opportunities and provides potential 
employers with data on graduates of the College. 

The placement service is becoming increasingly 
effective in assisting students to find satisfactory 
professional employment. Registration with the 
placement service is voluntary and should be made 
at the beginning of the senior year. 


The use of motor vehicles on campus is con- 
sidered to be a privilege. Motor vehicle privi- 
leges may be suspended at the discretion of the 
Judiciary Committee, the residence hall deans, or 
the Dean of Students. 

All Southern Missionary College students are 
held responsible for acquainting themselves with 
and conducting themselves according to the fol- 
lowing motor vehicle code: 

Section I — Motor Vehicle Privileges 

1. Definition of motor vehicle privileges: 
Motor vehicle privilege as understood in 
this code means the possession or use of 
a motor vehicle— motor scooters, motor 
bikes, motorcycles, automobiles. 

2. Individuals who have satisfactory citi- 
zenship and meet any one of the follow- 
ing stipulations qualify for motor vehi- 
cle privileges: 


a. Completion of at least 12-graded 
semester hours with a minimum 
grade-point-average of 3.00 or a **B" 
equivalent if earned by examination. 
This GPA must be maintained at the 
subsequent nine-week grading period. 

b. Completion of a minimum of 24 
semester hours. 

c. Twenty-one years of age or older. 

d. Off-campus resident. 

3. Lending or borrowing of motor vehicles 
is discouraged. 

4. Disqualified Vehicles: 

Unless previous arrangements have been 
made with a dean of men or a dean of 
women, residence hall students who do 
not qualify for motor vehicle privileges 
are not permitted to bring a motor vehi- 
cle to the College or to the greater Chat- 
tanooga-Cleveland area. Students who 
violate this regulation will be disci- 
plined and may be required to return 
their vehicle to their home immediately. 

Section II — Motor Vehicle Registration 

1 . Any motor vehicle that is subject to the 
use of a student must be registered with 
the College in the student's name at reg- 
istration time or within 48 hours of its 
arrival in the vicinity. Provision has 
been made for registration of motor 
vehicles without charge during the regu- 
lar college registration procedures and 
at the residence halls. 

2. Temporary registration for motor vehi- 

cles brought to the campus for a short 
period of time must be made with the 
residence hall dean. 

3. Secreting a motor vehicle, undeclared 
and unregistered with the College, or 
failure to register one's motor vehicle 
is considered a serious infraction of 
College rules. 


Section III — Parking 

1. For each semester residence hall stu- 
dents are charged a parking fee of 
$12.50 for automobiles and $6.25 for 
two-wheeled motor vehicles. Students 
who bring cars during the course of a 
semester will be charged on a pro-rated 
basis. No refund on parking fees will be 

2. Residence hall student vehicle parking is 
restricted to assigned parking in the 
respective residence hall parking lots 
and to non-restricted parking areas on 

3. Students who live off campus may park 
vehicles in areas approved for commu- 
nity student use during the school day. 

Section IV — Driving 

1 . A residence hall student must have per- 
mission from his residence hall dean for 
use of a motor vehicle after residence 
hall closing time, and between Friday 
evening sunset and 1:00 p.m. Sabbath 

2. Motor vehicles are not permitted to be 
driven on lawns, sidewalks or other 
places not intended for vehicular use. 

Section V — Penalties for Violations: 

1. Parking violations are subject to a fine 
of $2.00 for the first offense, and $5.00 
for each subsequent offense. Failure to 
pay a fine within the time prescribed on 
the ticket will result in an additional 

2. Violations of the campus traffic code 
such as speeding and failure to observe 
stop signs will result in a fine of $10.00. 

3. Secreting or failure to register a motor 
vehicle with the College will result in a 
$25.00 fine and possible disciplinary 

4. In the event of continued violations of 


the campus traffic code, the campus 
security director may refer the case to 
the Judiciary Committee for discipli- 
nary action. 

Section VI — Out-of -State Vehicles: 

A student from a state other than Tennes- 
see should check with the State High- 
way Patrol in Chattanooga to determine 
whether the vehicle license issued by his 
home state is valid in the state of Tennes- 
see, Purchase of a Tennessee State vehicle 
license is necessary where reciprocity agree- 
ments do not exist which validate the home 
state license during residence in the State 
of Tennessee. 

Section VII — Damage, Loss or Theft: 

Southern Missionary College assumes no 
responsibility for loss resulting from theft 
or accident, vandalism, fire and other 
causes for damage of any vehicle or its 
accessories on College property. Automo- 
bile parts or tools left outside of automo- 
biles may be hauled away without notice. 

Section VIII — Bicycles: 

1. All bicycles should be locked when not 
in use. 

2. Bicycles are not to be ridden on campus 
sidewalks or on grassed areas of the 


Attendance at Southern Missionary College is 
considered to be a privilege granted to those who 
give satisfactory evidence that they can benefit 
from the unique features which characterize the 
College and that their presence among the student 
body will contribute to the accomplishment of the 
College's distinctive objectives. The administration 
reserves the right to require withdrawal of any 
student who does not give such evidence. 

A student's citizenship standing is determined 
largely by the following criteria: Observance of 
social regulations; dining room, residence hall and 
library conduct; attitude toward the religious ideals 


of the College, attendance of vesper, Sabbath 
School, church and residence hall worship services; 
compliance with campus automobile regulations; 
dress and personal grooming; room cleanliness; 
faithfulness in meeting appointments; honesty and 
recreational standards. 

A student who finds himself out of harmony 
with the social policies of the College, who is 
uncooperative, and whose attitudes give evidence 
of an unresponsive nature may be advised to 
withdraw without specific charge. 

The citizenship standing of a student who en- 
gages in any of the following practices is ques- 

1. Disseminating ideas which undermine the 
religious ideals of the institution. 

2. Displaying a detrimental influence or spirit 
manifestly out of harmony with the standards or 
basic philosophy of the school. 

3. Using profane language. 

4. Possessing or displaying obscene literature 
or objects; indulging in lewd conduct or sugges- 

5. Drinking or possessing alcoholic beverages, 
allowing their use in one's room, or frequenting 
places where such beverages are served. 

6. Using tobacco, narcotics, or hallucinogenic 
drugs in any form, having them in one's possession 
or allowing their use in one's room. 

7. Gambling and possession of playing cards, 
dice or other gambling devices. 

8. Stealing or possession of goods known to 
have been stolen. 

9. Any form of cheating, willful deception or 

10. Meeting persons of the opposite sex in a 
secretive manner. 

11. Violating college standards governing so- 
cial conduct. 

12. Immoral behavior. 

13. Attending places of questionable amuse- 
ment including movie and drive-in theatres. 


14. Entering or leaving residence halls by any 
means other than the entrance designated for regu- 
lar use at the time. 

15. Unapproved absence from a residence hall 
after closing hours. 

1 6. Illegal possession or use of keys. 

17. Failing to conform to the stipulations of 
any disciplinary action. 

18. Disruption of either the learning experi- 
ence on the campus or the normal administrative 
operation of the College. 

Property Rights 

Only individuals who have made appropriate 
previous arrangements with the Administrator in 
charge of the building involved are permitted 
access to the roofs of College property. 

Anyone responsible for damage to College fur- 
nishings and other school property will be obliged 
to make restitution for the damage and may in 
addition be subject to discipline. 

Distribution of Information 

All announcements posted on the College cam- 
pus and all announcements or materials distributed 
on the campus must receive prior administrative 

Levels of Disciplinary Action 

Southern Missionary College recognizes several 
levels of disciplinary action as indicated below. 
The administration of discipline does not neces- 
sarily begin with the first level and follow con- 
secutively through the various levels as violations 
may continue. A student whose negative behavior 
is under consideration is subject to disciplinary 
action at any level. 

1. Counsel — The Dean of Students or other 
administrative officers of the College may give a 
student involved in a minor offense or a relatively 
small behavioral deviation a written or verbal 
word or letter of counsel. 

2. Advice — The Dean of Students or other 
administrative officers of the College may give a 


letter of advice to a student involved in a more 
serious offense or behavioral deviation. 

3. Warning — The Dean of Students or the 
Judiciary Committee may give a letter of warn- 
ing to a student involved in a serious offense or 
behavioral deviation. 

4. Citizenship Probation — The Dean of Stu- 
dents or the Judiciary Committee may place a 
student who is involved in a serious offense or 
behavioral deviation on Citizenship Probation. 

While he is on probationary status, any addi- 
tional indication of non-cooperation with College 
regulations will be sufficient cause for requesting 
a student to withdraw from college or be subject 
to formal dismissal. Students who are on citizen- 
ship probation have restricted weekend leave 
privileges and may be denied motor vehicle privi- 
leges. They may not hold office in a campus or- 
ganization, and they are not permitted to partici- 
pate in off-campus public appearances which rep- 
resent the College except when involved in class 
activities. On-campus appearances will be limited 
to participation as a member of a large organiza- 
tion such as choir, band, orchestra, etc. It is the 
student's responsibility to report his limited status 
to those who may request his participation in an 
activity not allowed by his probationary status. 
Citizenship probation is normally a period of at 
least six weeks duration. 

5. Termination at end of semester or summer 
session — The Judiciary Committee may suspend 
a student but grant permission for the student to 
complete courses in progress provided the stu- 
dent's conduct is acceptable during the interim. 

6. Suspension — The Judiciary Committee 
may suspend a student from College for a definite 
or an indefinite period of time. Students under 
suspension will leave the campus during the entire 
period of suspension unless specific arrangements 
to the contrary have been made. A student who 
has been suspended must submit his request for 
College readmission to the Dean of Students. 

7. Withdrawal — A student who is involved in 
a single major misbehavior or who has accumu- 


lated a series of deviations, or who is insubordinate 
in his relation to the College authority may be 
advised by the Judiciary Committee to withdraw 
from the College. A residence hall student who 
accepts the privilege of withdrawing agrees to 
move away from the College community; unwill- 
ingness to do so may result in formal dismissal. 
A student who has been suspended must have his 
re-application approved by the Dean of Students. 

8. Dismissal or expulsion — In severe cases of 
discipline the Judiciary Committee may expel a 
student from College. Such action may result from 
a student's being involved in any of the three situa- 
tions above under "withdrawal." Expelled students 
will not be eligible for readmission to Southern 
Missionary College. 

Schedule of Fines 

1. Campus buildings, being present on 

top of or in other unauthorized places $25.00 

2. Tampering with Fire Fighting Equip- 
ment 50.00 

3. Firearms or pellet guns, possession of 25.00 

4. Fireworks and Combustible Chemi- 
cals, possession of or exploding .... 25.00 

5. Pets in residence halls 10.00 

6. Television, possession in residence hall 

room 25.00 

7. Property, willful destruction of (fine 

plus payment of damages) 25.00 

8. Motor Vehicle: 

Failure to register a motor vehicle 25.00 
Failure to properly display parking 
decal 5.00 

Parking violations 

First offense 2.00 

Each subsequent offense 5.00 

Surcharge for non-payment with- 
in prescribed time 2.00 

Surcharge for charge to account 

as a result of non-payment . . 3.00 


Reckless Driving 10.00 

Secreting unauthorized vehicle . . . 25.00 

Speeding 10.00 

Stop sign violation 10.00 

Driving on lawns and in other 

unauthorized places 10.00 

Government Policy 

All regulations adopted by the faculty and 
announced to the students have the same force as 
those published in the annual bulletin or in the 
STUDENT HANDBOOK. Students and student 
employees living in the residence halls or in the 
community must conduct themselves in harmony 
with these regulations which are binding upon 
them from the time they reach Collegedale to 
begin their program of study or work, and until 
they withdraw permanently from the College and 
leave Collegedale. 

A student who is considered for discipline 
which may involve suspension, advice to withdraw, 
or dismissal, has the privilege of appearing in per- 
son before the Student Government Committee 
and also of having another person accompany him. 

Any student under official college discipline 
will be so informed by letter from the Dean of 
Students. A copy of the official statement of dis- 
ciplinary action will be filed in the student's per- 
sonal folder in the Dean of Students' office and 
additional copies will be sent to the student's par- 
ents and to the Dean of Men or the Dean of 
Women if the student is a residence hall student. 



Absence from Chapel 

Dean of Student's Office 

Absence from Classes 

Academic Dean's Office 

Accounts, State of 

Student Finance Office 

Administrative Policies 



Admissions Office 

Automobile Registration 

Residence Deans 

(Residence Hall Students) 

Dean of Students 

(Community Students) 

Books and Supplies 

College Bookstore 

Calendar of College Events 

Dean of Student's Office 

Change of Registration 

Faculty Counselor 


Academic Dean's Office 


Dean of Men 
Dean of Women 


Student Finance Office 

Excuse from Chapel Attendance Requirement 
Dean of Student's Office 


Dean of Student's Office 
Residence Deans 



Class Instructor 


Health Center 


Director of Admissions 

Improvements for Campus or Campus Life 
Dean of Student's Office 

Leave of Absence Permits Involving Classes 
Academic Dean's Office 

Loans and Scholarships 

Student Finance Office 

Lost and Found 

Service Department 


Public Relations Office 
Southern Accent Office 

Problems of Students 

Counselor, Deans, 
Dean of Student's Office 

Promotion Trips 

Public Relations Office 

Psychological Testing 

Testing and Counseling Office 

Registration Problems 

Counselor, Registrar, 
Academic Dean's Office 

Residence Hall Arrangements 

Residence Hall Deans 

Residence, Off-Campus 

Dean of Student's Office 
Residence Deans 

Schedule of Classes 

Academic Dean's Office 


Scholastic Problems 

Academic Dean's Office 
Registrar's Office 
Dean of Student's Office 
Counseling Office 

Selective Service Matters 

Admissions Office 

Social Affairs Clearance 

Residence Deans 

Dean of Student's Office 


Physical Education Director 

Student Affairs 

Dean of Student's Office 

Student Class Schedules 

Registrar's Office 

Traffic Violations (campus) 

Dean of Student's Office 

Use of College Facilities 

President's Office 



Absences from 

Chapel 10, 11 

Classes 4 

Residence Halls 5, 9 

Worship 1 1 

Academic Policies 4 

Academic Standards 4 

Withdrawal 4 

Acceptance, Letter of 3 

Advice, Letter of 10,11,27 

Announcements, posters 27 

Appliances 7 

Arrival 3 

Attendance at 

Chapel 10, 11 

Class 4 

Questionable Places of Amusements 26 

Residence Hall Worship .. 11 

Attitudes 25, 26 


Damage, loss or theft 25 

Disqualified 23 

Driving 24 

Lending or Borrowing 23 

Out-of-state 25 

Parking 24 

Penalties, Fines 24,25,29,30 

Privileges 22, 23 

Registration 23 

Baby Sitting 6 

Banquet Arrangements 19,20 

Bicycles 25 

Cafeteria 19, 20 

Chapel Attendance 10 

Chaperonage 12 

Cheating 26 

Citizenship, Standards and Policies of 25-29 


Clandestine Meetings 26 

Class Attendance 4 

Clubs 18 

College Plaza 21 


General 25-29 

Sabbath 9, 10 

Counsel, Letter of 10,11,27 

Counseling Service 19 

Dating 12 

Discipline, Levels of 

Advice 10, 11,27,28 

Counsel 10, 11,27 

Dismissal or expulsion 29 

Probation 28 

Suspension „ 28 

Warning 10, 11,28 

Discipline Procedures 27-29 

Dishonesty 26 

Dismissal 29 

Distribution of Information 27 

Dress and Grooming Standards 13-15 

Drinking Intoxicants 26 

Electrical Appliances 7 

Expulsion 29 

Employment 3 

Employment, Off Campus 3 

Firearms .. 7 

Fire Equipment, misuse of 7 

Fireworks and Combustible Chemicals 7 

Fire Hazards 7 

Food Service 19,20 

Gambling 26 

Government Policy 30 

Health Service 20, 21 

Housing 5-9 

Housing Deposit 3 

Insurance 20 

Jewelry 14 

Laundry 21 



Late 8 

Overnight 8, 9 

Weekend 8, 9 

Lost and Found 21 

Mail _ 21 

Marriage 13 

Motion Picture Policy 15 

Motor Vehicle Code 22-25 

Music Standards 7, 16 

Off-Campus Functions 12, 18 

Off-Campus Residence 5 

Outings 18 

Personal Property, Protection of 6 

Pets 6 

Placement Service for Graduates 22 

Post Office 21 

Prayer Rooms 10 

Probation 28 

Profanity 26 

Property Rights 27 

Public Display of Affection 13 

Radios .._ 7 

Record Players 7 

Religious Activities 9, 10 

Residence 5-9 

Residence Hall Hours 8 

Residence Halls, Privacy of 5 

Residence Hall Students, Responsibility of 6 

Residence Hall Worship 11 

Room Information 

Care of 6 

Deposit 3, 6 

Furniture 5, 6 

Assignment, Change Off 6 

Sabbath Services 10 

Safety Regulations 7 

Selective Service 21 

Signing Out 7 

Smoking ... 26 

Screening Committee 16 


Social Activities, Approval of -..„. 18, 19 

Social Functions 18, 19 

Social Restrictions — Freshmen 12, 13 

Social Standards 

Chaperonage 12 

Dating, Freshmen 12, 13 

Marriage 13 

Public Display of Affection 13 

Sports 16, 17 

Student Activities 

Club Activities 18 

Meetings of Student Organizations 18 

Organization of New Clubs 18 

Qualifications of Student Officers 17, 18 

Social Functions and Outings 18 

Student Organization Records 18 

Student Bank 21 

Student Officers, Qualifications of 17, 18 

Suspension 28 

Swimming Pool, Regulations of 16 

Telephones 21 

Television 7 

Theft 26 

Traffic Penalties 24, 25, 29, 30 

Valuables 6 

Vehicle Code, Violation of 24, 25 

Vehicles 22-25 

Village Residence ....- 5 

Visiting in Residence Hall Rooms 7, 8 

Warning, Letter of 10, 11,28 

Weekend Leaves 8, 9 

What to Bring 5, 6 

Whom to Consult 31-33 

Withdrawal from College 

Volunteer, Procedures for 4 

Requested 28 

Work, Program of 3 

Worships 10, 11