THE SOOTHLflllO SCflDLL
THE SOUTHLAND SCROLL
Published monthly by Southern Missionary
College, Collegedale, Tennessee.
Volume XVII Number 1
Entered as second-class matter, June 20, 1929,
at the Post Office at Collegedale, Tennessee,
under the Act of Congress, August 24, 1912.
A- 13 Property of
SOUTHERN MISSIONARY COLLEGE
and Collegedale Academy
THE STUDENT'S PLEDGE
Within these covers the student will find
valuable information regarding customs and
policies of Southern Missionary College and
its preparatory department. It is necessary
that each student carefully read this book
before making application for admission
that he may acquaint himself with the regu*
lations of the school and understanding^
sign the matriculation blank. His matricu-
lation, then, is a pledge that he will abide
by the rules and that his conduct will
correspond tq the. spirit qf tdeKtfiaiBfflfifoi.
, Southern College of SDA
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Believing that new students, and fre-
quently old students as well, feel the need
of and appreciate definite and accurate
information regarding the college policies,
standards, and campus life and customs,
the Student Handbook has been prepared.
Many questions arise which too often re-
main unanswered until the student finds
himself face to face with some unfortunate
and embarrassing situation, involving some
regulation which he has not understood or
even known. The catalog gives much help-
ful information, but it is necessarily of a
more general nature. We trust that this
handbook may prove to be helpful to our
teachers and students, since it gives in
concise and convenient form, information
concerning the policies, standards, and cam-
pus activities of Southern Missionary Col-
WHAT TO BRING
Students should come provided with the
One pillow Two pillow slips
Four single sheets One comfort
One pair blankets Twin bedspreads
Two table covers Two table scarfs
One laundry bag Bedroom slippers
Rugs or linoleum Pictures
Lamps 6 towels
3 washcloths Drinking glass
Electric iron Shower slippers
Suitable school and work clothes
Curtains for two windows 2y 2 yds. long
"Rules should be few and well consider-
ed; and when once made, they should be
enforced. Whatever it is found impossible
to change, the mind learns to recognize
and adapt itself to; but the possibility of
indulgence induces desire, hope, and un-
certainty, and the results are restlessness,
irritability, and insubordination." — Edu-
cation, page 290.
HOW TO REACH SOUTHERN
Southern Missionary College is located on
the Southern Railway between Chatta-
nooga and Atlanta, eighteen miles from
Southern Missionary College
the former city. Trains pass through the
college estate; our station is known as
Collegedale, which is also the postal ad-
Collegedale is three miles from the vil-
lage of Ooltewah, a junction point of the
Atlanta and Knoxville divisions of the
Southern Railway. Through trains between
Washington, Memphis, Birmingham, New
Orleans; between Cincinnati, Atlanta, and
Jacksonville, stop at Ooltewah, thus afford-
ing splendid railway service. Ooltewah is
also on the Lee Highway, which connects
Washington, D.C., and other eastern cities
with Chattanooga and other southern
points. A hard-surface highway reaches
from Collegedale to Chattanooga, thus
affording quick access to this scenic and
historic city of one hundred and forty
thousand people. Motor buses operat-
ing between Chattanooga and Apison pass
in front of the college. As an accommoda-
tion to passengers, they often drive to the
The Chattanooga air field of the Eastern
Air Lines is located a few miles from the
"The first great lesson in all education
is to know and understand the will of
God. Take the knowledge of God with
you through every day of life. Let it
absorb the mind and the whole being.
. . .The students in our schools are to con-
sider the knowledge of God as above every-
thing else." — Fundamentals of Christian
Education, p. 414, 415.
"Balanced by religious principle, you
may climb to any height you please. We
would be glad to see you rising to the noble
elevation God designs that you shall reach.
Jesus loves the precious youth, and He is
not pleased to see them grow up with un-
cultivated, undeveloped talents. They may
become strong men of firm principle, fitted
to be intrusted with high responsibilities,
and to this end they may lawfully strain
every nerve." — Ibib., p. 83.
"The only safety for our youth in this
age of sin and crime is to have a living con-
nection with God. They must learn how
to seek God, that they may be filled with
His Holy Spirit, and act as though they
realized that the whole host of heaven was
looking upon them with interested solici-
tude, ready to minister unto them in dan-
ger and in time of need. The youth should
be barricaded by warning and instruction
against temptation. They should be taught
what are the encouragements held out to
them in the Word of God. They should
have delineated before them the peril of
taking a step into the by-paths of evil. They
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should be educated to revere the counsels
of God in His sacred oracles. They should
be so instructed that they will set their
resolution against evil, and determine that
they will not enter into any path where
they could not expect Jesus to accompany
them, and His blessing to abide upon them.
They should be taught practical, daily re-
ligion that will sanctify them in every re-
lation of life, in their homes, in business,
in the church, in society. They must be so
educated that they will realize that it is a
perilous thing to trifle with their privileges,
but that God expects them reverently and
earnestly to seek daily for His blessing. The
blessing of God is a precious gift, and it is
to be counted of such worth that it will not
be surrendered at any cost. The blessing
of God maketh rich, and it addeth no sor-
row."— Ibid., pp. 232, 233.
" Upon Christian youth depend in a great
measure the preservation and perpetuity
of the institutions which God has devised
as a means by which to advance His work.
This grave responsibility rests upon the
youth of today who are coming upon the
stage of action. . . .
"If youth could see that in complying
with the laws and regulations of our in-
stitutions they are only doing that which
will improve their standing in society, ele-
vate the character, ennoble the mind, and
increase their happiness, they would not
rebel against just rules and wholesome re-
quirements, nor engage in creating sus-
picion and prejudice against these institu-
tions." — Testimonies Vol. 4, p. 434.
"Students, you can make this school first
class in success by being laborers together
with your teachers to help other students,
and by zealously uplifting yourselves from
a cheap, common, low standard. Let each
see what improvement he can make in con-
forming his conduct to Bible rules. Those
who will seek to be themselves elevated
and ennobled are co-operating with Jesus
Christ by becoming refined in speech, in
temper, under the control of the Holy
Spirit. , , ." — Fundamentals of Christian
Education, p. 464.
THE STUDENTS IDEAL
"Students, make your school life as per-
fect as possible. You will pass over this way
but once, and precious are the opportuni-
ties granted you. You are not only to learn,
but to practice the lessons of Christ." —
Counsels to Teachers, p. 554.
KIND OF STUDENTS WELCOME
Southern Missionary College is open to
all worthy students who come for the pur-
pose of doing earnest, faithful work. Those
who have little desire to study, or who are
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careless in their deportment, are not en-
couraged to enter. Those who use tobac-
co, liquor, or profane language, who in-
dulge in card playing and improper asso-
ciations, will not knowingly be admitted
Students should remember that the school
is a Christian institution. Unless they are
willing to give due respect to the word of
God, the Sabbath, worship and other re-
ligious exercises of the institution, they
should not apply for admittance.
STANDARDS GOVERNING ALL
STUDENTS, RESIDENT OR
"Each student entering one of our
schools should place himself under disci-
pline. Those who refuse to obey the regu-
lations should return to their homes." —
Counsels to Teachers, p. 265.
All regulations adopted by the faculty
and announced to the students have the
same force as those published in the cata-
log ana in the students' handbook.
Experience has shown that there are prac-
tices that cannot be tolerated in Seventh-
day Adventist institutions. Since South-
ern Missionary College would not know-
ingly receive a student who offends in these
practices, the first offense of the following
Student Handbook 11
on or off the school premises, lays the student
liable to immediate dismissal:
1. Gambling, betting, possessing or
using cards, or other gambling devices.
2. Drinking liquor, handling or pos-
sessing liquor, or furnishing it to others.
3. Using narcotics or tobacco in any
form; having narcotics, tobacco, pipes, ci-
gars, cigarettes, or cigarette papers in one's
possession, or allowing their use in one's
4. Meeting persons of the opposite sex
in any secret manner.
5. Willful deception regarding violation
of «school regulations, including dishonesty
in examinations or other class work, whethe
in giving or receiving help.
6. Using or possessing weapons or firearms.
7. Using profane language, indulging in
lewd conduct or suggestions, possessing or
displaying obscene literature, pictures, or
8. Disseminating atheistic ideas or un-
dermining the religious ideals of the in-
10. Attending the theater; public roller
skating rinks, bowling allies; pool halls and
12. Sounding false fire alarms; picking
locks; tampering with electrical wiring;
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altering screens or transoms on any build-
13. Entering or leaving college dormi-
tories by fire escapes or by any means
other than regular entrances, except in
case of fire drill or fire.
the Student's Standing. While every
effort is put forth to stimulate and inspire
the student to develop the best that is in
him, the college cannot undertake the prob-
lem of disciplining students who are not in
sympathy with its purposes; therefore, any
student who becomes antagonistic to the
spirit, standards, or discipline of the col-
lege or who disseminates ideas contrary
to the wholesome influence of the school,
and thus attempts to undermine its ideals,
will be dismissed.
Any student whose scholarship shows
that he is failing to accomplish the purpose
for which he attends college, and that con-
tinuance in school would be unprofitable
to him, will be advised to make other plans.
Eligibility to Office. The names of all
student candidates for official positions in
any college or class organization, must be
approved by the President or Deans.
Probation. A student placed on proba-
tion will be dismissed if guilty of further
offenses. After a period of good conduct,
the student may be released from probation.
Student Handbook 13
Conduct. In the school homes and the
school buildings there should be a spirit
of refinement. Boisterous conduct, such
as running in the halls, yelling, slamming
of doors, and loitering, is out of harmony
with the true atmosphere which should
prevail in our buildings.
Religious Requirements. The college be-
lieves that attendance at religious services
is helpful in the development of Christian
character and not an infringement upon the
student's personal liberty, since he voluntar-
ily places himself under such regulations
by the act of entering school. Therefore,
attendance at Friday evening service, Sab-
bath school, and church services is required
of all students. In case of resident stu-
dents, the college relies upon the student's
home to carry out this regulation as an
evidence of good faith.
Sabbath Observance. Students are ex-
pected to deport themselves in such a way
on the Sabbath as shall be in harmony with
the sacredness of the day, and to attend
Friday evening service, Sabbath school,
and public worship. If, because of illness,
or for some other accepted reason, the stu-
dent cannot attend one of these services,
he should present an excuse to the Dean of
Men or the Dean of Women. It is
advisable that the excuse be presented
before the service. He will then be
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expected to remain in quietness in the
school home. For unexcused absences from
weekend services and worship, exceeding
three each four-week period, a fine of twen-
ty-five cents for each absence up to one
dollar will be imposed. Eight absences and
above will subject the privilege card to re-
Social Relations. While a friendly social
intermingling of students in classes and gen-
eral school activities is encouraged, the
unrestricted association of young men and
young women is not permitted. Improper
associations, flirting, strolling together, sur-
reptitious meetings, loitering about the
buildings, on the campus or grounds,
or sitting together in public gath-
erings, except at functions where permission
is granted, cannot be permitted since these
things militate against the best interests of
Official chaperons from the faculty for
all mixed social groups, are approved by
Those planning social functions involv-
ing dormitory students should submit in
writing to the Deans at least 72 hours in
advance of the proposed gathering, or, if
for Saturday night, on the previous Thurs-
day morning the names of those invited.
Once a list is approved, there should be no
eliminations or additions without counsel
with the Deans.
Student Handbook 15
Mixed automobile parties planned with-
out proper permission and chaperonage
are not permitted and will subject those
concerned to serious discipline.
The faculty realizes the necessity of
carefully protecting those under its care
an therefore insists that all activities,
both social and religious, be chaperoned.
The following outline may be of help to
both chaperons and students:
I. Occasions requiring chaperons:
1. Social activities
b. Social gatherings
d. Concerts and lectures
2. Religious activities. (Missionary en-
3. Parlor calls. (The dean or her repre-
sentative should be on duty during the
time of calls.)
4. Mixed groups leaving or returning
by automobile at vacation time.
II. Responsibility of chaperon.
1. See that preliminary arrangements
are definite and explicit.
2. Meet the group at the place desig-
3. Endeavor to make the occasion a
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4. Deal with accident or emergency.
5., Return groups by designated time
6. Be sure that personnel of group is
as listed in request for affair.
III. Responsibility of student to chap-
1. Consider a chaperon a guest o!
honor, and provide ticket, fare, etc.
2. Respond readily to suggestions re-
garding conduct, hour of departure, etc.
3. Person making request for the enter-
tainment to deliver properly approved list
to the chaperon.
IV. Faculty chaperonage is required for
all mixed social affairs.
V. A young lady living in the school
home may go riding with her parents or
with faculty members by permission from
the Dean of Women. Parents are always
satisfactory chaperons for their own daugh-
ters. Mixed groups may not go riding
with parents or friends without special
Dress Regulations For Young Women
The wardrobes of the young women
must pass inspection of the Dean of Women
at the opening of school. All clothing not
in harmony with the standards of South-
ern Missionary College herein stated must
be sent home.
1. Skirts should be long enough to cover
Student Handbook 17
the knees whether the wearers are sitting
2. No sleeveless dresses may be worn.
3. High narrow heels are specifically
pointed out as detrimental to the health,
and may not be worn on any occasion by
a student of Southern Missionary College.
4. Any clothing that is too tight fitting,
low-necked, or of too thin material, or be-
cause of any other reason is considered out
of order by the dress committee, may not be
5. No unnecessary jewelry such as brace-
lets, rings, necklaces, and other conspicu-
ous ornaments may be worn. A wrist watch
and a simple pin are approved.
6. The wearing of a hat adds dignity to
the wearer, and it is recommended that
young ladies wear hats to the church ser-
7. Our college does not countenance
the extreme fashions of the day in the use
of cosmetics, or anything else that at-
tracts attention to the wearer, such as lip-
stick, eyebrow pencil, finger-nail coloring.
Cleanliness, careful diet, regular hours of
sleep, exercise at work and out-of-doors*
are nature's beautifiers.
8. The school sponsors no function where
the wearing of evening or formal gowns is
necessary. On occasions where such dress
may be worn, students are to dress in har-
mony with the college standards.
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9. A motley array of clothing and ex-
travagance and extremes of dress are whol-
ly out of harmony with good taste in the
choice of a school wardrobe, and with the
standards of the school. The college does
not sanction the wearing of slacks by the
young women of the college at outings or
on the campus, except where particular
work may require them.
The dress regulations sanctioned by
the M. V. Department for camps and
field schools are held by the college.
10. Good taste prompts the wearing of
hose to religious services, Saturday night
services, and lyceum programs and when
working in offices or going to town. All
young ladies enrolled in Southern Mission-
ary College will be expected to follow this
practice of propriety.
Dress For Young Men
Young men should feel that it is the part
of Christian gentlemen to be careful and
conservative of their personal appearance.
The Seventh-day Adventist standards re-
garding unnecessary jewelry are strictly
adhered to. Young men are required to
wear a necktie and coat to all Sabbath ser-
vices during the regular school term. While
working around the school buildings, men
should wear shirts. The wearing of women's
clothing by men will not be permitted, in
costuming or for display.
Student Handbook 19
Students are advised not to bring auto-
mobiles or motorcycles to the college. Ex-
perience has demonstrated that in many
cases irregularities detrimental to the stu-
dent's progress have resulted from the use
of automobiles while in the school. If mo-
tor vehicles are brought to the college by
students, permission must be received
from the President. They must be kept in
a place designated by the Administration,
and the keys and plates deposited with the
President. Students who own cars or motor-
cycles are not to take other students riding
Cameras. Students are advised against
the promiscuous use of cameras. Uncon-
ventional and questionable pictures do not
rightly represent Southern Missionary Col-
lege; therefore the taking of such pictures
constitutes a violation of its principles.
Cameras are not to be used on the Sabbath.
Pass Keys. Students are forbidden to
use pass keys in any of the buildings of the
institution except when such keys have
been issued by the accounting office, and
proper authority has been delegated to the
student. A fine of five dollars will be as-
sessed any student who, without permis-
sion, is found on a fire escape or roof of
any building; who enters any room by
window or transom, by use of pass keys or
other improper means.
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Protection of property. All persons are
forbidden to cut trees of any kind on college
property, or to mutilate trees or shrubbery
in any way. Students are warned against
carelessness in the use of fire in the timber
on the college estate. In all cases of dam-
age to institutional property by students,
they will be held personally responsible.
Gainful Enterprise. Any student who
desires to carry on an enterprise for the pur-
pose of ^gain, shall first secure the con-
sent of the President.
Leaving Campns. Students may not
leave the campus without making proper
arrangements with the Dean and work
In no case will leave of absence be granted
to students to visit in private homes, ex-
cept on written authorization from parents
or guardians, and an invitation from host
or hostess. Permissions and invitations
should be sentjto the President.
Permission to make business trips to
Chattanooga will be granted when neces-
sary arrangements have been made with
the Dean. The college provides auto-
mobile service to Chattanooga, and all
young women going to the city are expect-
ed to use this service. A reasonable charge
Parents are urged not to make frequent
requests for their children to come home
Student Handbook 21
or visit friends, since such absences seriously
interfere with the students' class work. In
all cases where parents desire their children
to come home, a written request must be
addressed directly to the President, and
should not be enclosed in a letter to the
student. Permission for leave of absence
will be granted not more frequently than
once in four weeks, except in cases of emer-
No permissions are granted for week-end
leaves during the fall or spring Week of
SCHOOL HOME REGULATIONS
"To each student in the home I would
say, be true to home duties, be faithful in
the discharge of little responsibilities, be a
real living Christian in the home. Let Chris-
tian principles rule your heart and control
your conduct. Heed every suggestion made
by the teacher, but do not make it a neces-
sity always to be told what to do. Discern
for yourself. Notice for yourself if all things
in your own room are spotless and in order
that nothing there may be an offense to
God, but that when holy angels pass
through your room, they may be led to
linger because attracted by the prevailing
order and cleanliness. In doing your duties
promptly, neatly, faithfully, you are mis-
sionaries. You are bearing witness for
Christ."— Testimonies, Vol. 6, p. 171.
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School Home Courtesy
Those who reside in the school homes
should be respected in their right of privacy
in their own rooms. No student should
enter another's room without permission,
nor in any way molest the property of
others. Persons who do not reside in the
school homes are requested to remember
that these buildings are not open to the
public, and that should they wish to visit
a student the customary courtesy be
shown that is manifested in any other
private home. The bell should be rung,
and the visitor should wait inside the lob-
by until the ring is answered and the person
is found whom he desires to see. Students
are not to go to rooms of the opposite sex.
We are told that "of all the features of
our education to be given in our school
homes, the religious exercises are the most
important." For a little time each morn-
ing and evening the members of the school
homes come together for family devotions.
Because of the recognized importance of
these family services, every member of the
school home attends regularly. A reasonable
excuse must be presented for absences.
Such excuses as the following are not ac-
ceptable: "Never heard the bell;" ''Did
not wake up;" "My time was slow;""Class
or committee meetings." NO OTHER
APPOINTMENTS IN THE- SCHOOL
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TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER WOR-
SHIP PERIODS. Absences due to illness
or to class or work assignments required by
the Administration constitute the only reg-
ular absences for which excuses will be
granted. Unexcused absence's from wor-
ship and week-end services exceeding three
a four-week period will be cared for as
stated on page 14 regarding the policy of
absences from religious services.
1. The daily association in the dining
hall affords much opportunity for the cul-
tivation of Christian courtesy and refine-
ment. The constant practice of good table
manners aids in fitting students for the
social duties in which they shall later take
2. When eating in the dining room, one
is expected to be dressed appropriately, and
well-groomed and neat. Loud talking and
laughing, clanging of dishes and chairs,
cannot be permitted in the Christian din-
3. Special tables may be arranged only
with the consent of the matron. Birthdays
may be honored the last Sunday of the
month by making proper arrangements.
4. It is only courteous that those invit-
ing guests to the dining room make pre-
vious arrangements with the one in charge.
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5. No food except that regularly pro-
vided will be allowed in the dining room
unless permission is obtained from the ma-
6. Carrying trays to the rooms ii, strictly
forbidden. In case of illness the respective
Dean, or nurse in charge, will issue a writ-
ten request for the necessary service, which
will be honored by the matron. For this
service a small charge will be made. A
heavy charge is made when dishes, sil-
verware, or milk bottles are taken to the
rooms without permission.
7. The school does not furnish dishes
or silverware to be used in the students'
rooms. Students must pay for the dishes
which they break.
8. The serving deck closes promptly and
everyone must be on time to meals.
9. Because of strict rationing, it will be
necessary to limit the servings of some
foods, and the co-operation of each in-
dividual is encouraged.
The furniture of each room is inventoried,
and no change of furniture should be made
without first consulting with the Dean.
It is expected that those who use the
school furniture will care /for it, as they
would their own.
Keys to the rooms may be received from
the accounting office upon the payment
of $1.00 deposit.
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Each room should be ready for inspec-
tion at any time.
It is the privilege of the Dean to change
students' rooms, or roommates whenever
he so desires.
To those who prefer to room alone, and
who have been asked to have a roommate,
an extra charge is made.
College students and academy seniors,
or older students, have first choice on new
If a student does not leave his room in
good condition and clean, a service charge
of $2.00 will be made.
No married women under 18 will live in
Fire Hazards. Students are not allowed
to cook food in their rooms; therefore, such
heating appliances as chafing dishes, alcohol
and electric stoves are not permitted in the
college homes. Candles, or make-shift lamps
must not be used. A five dollar fine will be
be enforced for violation of this regulation.
Students are not to leave the school
homes after worship without the consent
of the Dean or his representative.
The playing of musical instruments
during or after evening worship is not
Visitors are requested to make visits other
than during the regular study period. When
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this is impossible, the Dean should be con-
Telephone calls during or after evening
worship are discouraged.
Committee meetings should be arrang-
ed with the consent of the faculty adviser
and the Deans.
If there is important business to attend
to during the study period, permission
should be received from the floor moni-
tor, and it should be attended to quietly
and quickly, but, as a rule, errands should
be taken care of before study period. Soft-
soled slippers should be worn.
When lights go out students are expect-
ed to be in their own rooms, and be quiet,
ready for much-needed rest.
Work." In order for men and women to have
well-balanced minds, all the powers of the
being shouldbe called into use and developed.
There are in this world many who are
one-sided because only one set of faculties
has been cultivated, while others are dwarf-
ed from inaction. The education of many
youth is a failure. They overstudy, while
they neglect that which pertains to the
practical life. That the balance of the mind
may be maintained, a judicious system
of physical work should be combined with
mental work that there may be a harmon-
ious development of all the powers."
Counsels to Teachers, Parents, and Students,
pp. 295, 296.
Student Handbook 27
The School Administration, realizing
that the students should have a well-
developed personality, and that all should
share in responsibility, has adopted the
plan of requiring all dormitory students to
work a minimum of ten hours a week.
Absenses from Work. Should a student
find it necessary to be absent from work,
he must immediately make arrangements
with his work superintendent. In cases
of illness, he will also contact the health
service. For tardiness or failure to report
to work without making satisfactory ar-
rangements, the student is fined. Those
who repeatedly absent themselves unneces-
sarily will be subject to severe discipline.
Mail. The mail is carried to and from
the school homes daily. When writing
to students, correspondents should add the
name of the school and the school home
to the address; this insures delivery.
No student living in the school home
will hold a post office box.
Laundry. All the student's clothing and
bedding which is to be laundered must be
marked with full name in indelible ink.
Laundry bags should be provided. All laun-
dry must be ready to be taken to the laundry
within the appointed time.
School Store. School supplies, stationery,
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toilet articles, etc., may be purchased at
Fire-Drills. In preparation for fire emer-
gency, students are organized into units and
given practice in fire-drill.
Valuables. The school is not responsible
foi money or other valuables kept by the
student. To insure safety, all but small
amounts of money shoud be deposited at
the accounting office.
Advisers for Student Organizations. The
President reserves the right to appoint ad-
visers for all student organizations.
Senior Advisory Committee. A commit-
tee for graduating class activities will be
appointed by the faculty at the beginning
of the second semester.
Resident and Non-Resident Status. All
unmarried students whose parents or legal
guardians do not reside in the vicinity
college are required to live in the school
homes. Exceptions to this rule are made
only by the Administration.
Play. Academy students may not engage
in games or play during the morning school
Damages. Students will be charged for
damage done to school property by them.
Trespassing on Roofs. Students are
forbidden to go onto the roof of any college
building except when making repairs at the
direction of the management.
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Permissions. No one should go to the
village or be away from the school homes
for any length of time or sleep in any room
other than his own without obtaining per-
mission from the Dean of Men or the Dean
Permission to go from the school, or any
leave which involves absence from any
school assignment, such as class, chapel,
or Sabbath services, must be obtained from
the President by the use of the Leave of
Reading. Novels and cheap story mag-
azines aire not permitted in the school.
The library provides an excellent selection
of good reading.
Music and Radios. Radios or phono-
graphs will not be allowed in the students
rooms. Jazz, swing, and cheap music is
not permitted on the campus.
Typewriters. School typewriters are not
to be used for the typing of personal ma-
terial unless arrangements are made for the
rental of the typewriter.
Telephones. The school telephones
should be used for business purposes only.
Permission should be sought of the one in
charge of the dormitory phone when a
call must be made. Long distances calls
are made by paying cash, or by reversing
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Guests. The ability of the school to
entertain guests is limited because of lack
of room and other facilities. The school
usually provides one guest room in each
home. Those who expect to be guests of
the school should notify either the Dean of
Men or the Dean of Women in sufficient
time so that proper reservations can
be made. Our students are here for
work and Christian growth; guests are
therefore requested not to interfere
with the regularity of the student's
program and proper Sabbath observance.
No guest or stranger should go to a stu-
dent's room without the knowledge of the
one in charge of the home.
All guests remaining in either school home
overnight are expected to register in the
office of the Dean. Any student enter-
taining a guest in his room overnight
without previous arrangement and the
registration of the guest, may be charged
fifty cents per night.
Parents visiting their children at the
school are expected to make proper ar-
rangements with the Dean regarding
any plan which would interfere with
the regular assigned work, and in no
case should any affair be arranged which
would be out of harmony with the school regu-
lations governing the conduct o) students.
Health Service. The college employs
Student Handbook 31
school nurses who, in conjunction with
physicians, are charged with the duty of
safeguarding the health cf the students. The
medical fee covers the following services:
The care of minor ailments and acci-
dents, simple remedies and dressings,
necessary office calls and treatments,
and general nursing service in the homes.
This fee does not cover tray service,
special nursing and treatments, hospi-
tal fees, or Operations. In case of an
epidemic or extended illness, other arrange-
ments may te necessary.
As far as possible, all necessary dental
and optical work should be cared for by
students before entering the college, since
serious interference with school work results
from frequent appointments with a doctor
during the school term.
In order that excuses may be valid, any-
one who is sick, and is absent from school
or work, should report his sickness immedi-
ately to the Health department, or to his
Dean. Excuses will not be accepted after
one week from the absence.
Students confined by the Health Service
may not be visited by students of the op-
Care of Personal Property. Students
leaving school should remove their personal
effects at the time they leave. The college
will not accept responsibility for packing
or shipping personal effects or baggage.
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Vacation Conduct. Students who remain
in the college residence halls after the close
of the academic year, who come before the
opening of a given semester or summer
session, or who remain during the holiday
season, are under the same general regula-
tions of the college as during the regular
school year or during the summer school.
The Sprinkler System. The principal
buildings are equipped with automatic
sprinklers for fire protection.
The valves are placed at intervals on the
pipes, so constructed that a small amount
of heat (160 degrees F.) will set them into
instantaneous operation, causing a flood
of water to be released in the room. Any
blow to the valves or damage to the pipes
will also cause this reaction.
Students should not tamper at any time
with any valve or any part of the equip-
ment. Failure to follow this instruction
may result in severe penalty.
An automatic alarm will start ringing
very loudly whenever the system goes into
operation. This will indicate that a flood
of water is being released into the building.
Loss and Recovery of Personal Property.
The college cannot hold itself responsible
for the loss of personal property. Students
are asked to provide themselves with brief
cases or other means of caring for their books
and other personal belongings so they will
Student Handbook 33
not be left lying about the buildings. Arti-
cles that are found are left at the Regis-
"Our relations to one another are not to
be governed by human standards. " —
Counsels to Teachers p. 256.
"Under . . . the untimely excitement of
courtship and marriage, many students
fail to reach that height of mental develop-
ment which they might otherwise have at-
tained."— Ibid., p. 68.
"Those who are possessed of a love-sick
sentimentalism, and make their attendance
at«the school an opportunity for courting
and exchanging improper attentions, should
be brought under the closest restrictions."
—Testimonies Vol. 4, p. 209
"Some of those who attend the college
do not properly improve their time. Full
of the buoyancy of youth, they spurn the
restraint that is brought to bear upon them.
Especially do they rebel against the rules
that will not allow young gentlemen to pay
their attentions to young ladies. Full well is
known the evil of such a course in this degen-
erate age. In a college where so many youth
are associated, imitating the customs of the
world in this respect would turn the thoughts
in a channel that would hinder them in their
pursuit of knowledge, and in their interest
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in religious things. The infatuation on the
part of both young men and women in thus
placing the affections upon each other dur-
ing school days, shows a lack of good
judgment. Under this bewitching delusion,
the momentous responsibility felt by every
sincere Christian is laid aside, spirituality
dies, and the Judgment and eternity lose
their awful significance." — Testimonies,
Vol. 5, p. 110.
Read also "Counsels to Teachers," pp
A friendly social intermingling of young
men and women in classes, the dining room,
and school activities is encouraged Senti-
mentalism and conspicuous attentions "are
forbidden. Announcements of engagements
or weddings should not be sent out during
the school year.
Privilege Card. At the beginning of the
school year, each student will be given a
card entitling him to certain privileges
listed. This card may be called in at any
time if the student does not carry out the
Escorting. Upon the subject of escorting
two points need to be considered. The
common practice of waiting at the
door of a public building to accompany
a lady home is rude, and hence cannot be
tolerated at any time by any well-regulated
Student Handbook 35
home or school. There is only one proper
mode of escorting a lady, except in case of
emergency, and that is for the gentleman
to go to the home of the lady, and with the
knowledge and full consent of her parents,
accompany her to a public gathering, sit
with her during the exercises, and see her
safely and directly home at the close. But
during school it is not best to permit un-
restricted even this mode of escorting, be-
cause general permission would bring a
spirit of sentimentalism into the school
which would interfere with study and good
order; while discrimination would be re-
garded as favoritism, producing jealousy
and leading to reckless transgression.
In case of students who are sufficiently
mature, well advanced in their course of
study, and whose general conduct and schol-
arship are satisfactory, permission may be
granted young men to call upon young
ladies in their home or school parlor. Per-
mission for such calls should be obtained
from the President, who may confer with
the Dean of Women and the Dean of Men.
Attendance at social gatherings is per-
mitted only upon approval of the President,
and those arranging for such gatherings
should confer with him before extending
invitations. Requests for all such gatherings
should be submitted long enough in ad-
vance to permit proper consideration. The
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names of those desiring to participate
should be submitted, except in cases where
general permission is given.
The following requirements for escorting
apply to all matriculated students and
to all couples of which one member is a stu-
dent, and hold for all social occasions where
there is definite coupling, such as lyceum
programs, parlor privileges, picnics, parties,
class field trips, on or off the campus:
Scholarship — The student must have
no conditions (E), or incompletes (I), for
present or past work.
Conduct — The student must demon-
strate good standards of conduct and social
No student may accept an invitation
which will take him away from any school
exercise, unless those issuing the invitation
shall previously confer with the President.
Activities. "The student has a special
work to do in the school itself. In the school
room and in the school home there are mis-
sionary fields awaiting his labors." — Coun-
sels to Teackeis, p. 552.
"They are not to look forward to a time
after the school term closes, when they will
do some "large work for God, but should
study how, during their student life, to
yoke up with Christ in unselfish service for
others." Ibid., p. 547.
"From our colleges and training schools
Student Handbook 37
missionaries are to be sent forth to distant
lands. While at school let the student
improve every opportunity to prepare for
this work. Here they are to be tested and
proved, that it may be seen what their adap-
tability is, and whether they have a right
hold from above. If they have a living con-
nection with heaven, they will have an in-
fluence for good on those with whom they
come in contact." — Ibid., p. 549.
"You have the Pattern, Christ Jesus;
walk in His footsteps, and you will be quali-
fied to fill any and every position that you
may be called upon to occupy." — Funda-
mentals of Christian Education, p. 303.
"Love and loyalty to Christ are the
springs of all true service. In the heart
touched by His love, there is begotten a de-
sire to work for Him." — Education, p.
Students and teachers of our schools unite
in a number of activities which qualify
young men and women for service in har-
mony with the above instruction. The num-
ber of these activities in which students may
engage depends upon scholarship, physical
strength, and manifest loyalty to the stan-
dards of Christian education, and will be
limited at the discretion of the faculty.
Among these activities are the following:
The Sabbath School. Gives opportunity
for many to gain experience in class teaching,
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in serving as officers, and in assisting in
The Missionary Volunteer Society. With
its weekly general meetings and various
bands, gives active direction to Christian
help work and to other lines of missionary
endeavor, and fosters the student's individ-
ual Christian experience through emphasis
on prayer and Bible study.
The Gospel Workers' Seminar. Seeks
to train young men and women for active
soul-winning service by affording oppor-
tunity in systematic study and experience
in the various branches of personal work,
the conducting of public meetings, and the
presenting of religious themes before an
audience under the supervision of an ex-
The School Paper. The school paper
gives opportunity for a corps of students
under advisers to conduct the literary and
business affairs of a publication, and pro-
vides a literary outlet for aspiring writers.
The Music Organizations. Such organi-
zations as the Glee Club, the Lyric Club,
the Chorus, the A Cappella Choir, the
Orchestra and the Band, provide practice in
rendering in public the best class of music.
Student Handbook 39
"There is a distinction between recrea-
tion and amusement. Recreation, when true
to its name, re-creation, tends to strength-
en and build up. Calling us aside from
ordinary cares and occupations, it affords
refreshment for mind and body, and thus
enables us to return with new vigor to the
earnest work of life. Amusement, on the
other hand is songht for the sake of pleas-
sure, and is often carried to excess; it ab-
sorbs the energies that are required for
useful work, and thus proves a hindrance
to life's true success." — Education, p. 207
In keeping with our accepted denomina-
tional standards, we are glad to provide
many wholesome recreational activities.
Our fortunate location, nestled, as it is
among the hills of Tennessee, lends itself to
many out-of-door and healthful types of
recreation. A lighted playground has re-
cently been provided, and the gymnasium
serves well for volley ball and marches.
The tennis court affords healthful exercise,
and with the physical education classes,
the Medical Cadet Corps, and the many
hikes and picnics, we can offer our students
a proper balance of the physical to accom-
pany the spiritual, mental and social privi-
leges our young people need. Read Luke
Absences from Religious Services 13
Christian Recreation 39
Dining Room 23
Dress for Young Women and Men 16-18
Fundamental Principles 6
General Information 27
Health Service 30
How to Reach the College 5
Kind of Students Welcome 9
Leaving Campus 20
Motor Vehicles 19
School Home Regulations 21
Social Policies 14
Standards Governing All Students, Resident or
The Student's Ideal 9
Work PoJfcy 26
What to Bring 5
"One earnest, conscientious, faithful
young man in a school is an inestimable
treasure. Angels of heaven look lovingly
upon him, and in the ledger of heaven is
recorded every work of righteousness,
every temptation resisted, every evil over-
come. He is laying up a good foundation
against the time to come, that he may
lay hold on eternal life." — Counsels to
Teachers, pp. 96, 99.