sun ii ISM SDA LD 5101 .S367 A13 1945- 1946 THE SOOTHLflllO SCflDLL Collegedale, Tennessee 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. 2M6-45 sp/f Siol . 531,7 A- 13 Property of Ml* SOUTHERN MISSIONARY COLLEGE and Collegedale Academy Collegedale, Tennessee School address. Home address. 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 ■^. ,--: -': ■ WeseiW*. ™ 37315 FOREWORD 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- lege. Student Handbook WHAT TO BRING Students should come provided with the following articles: 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 MISSIONARY COLLEGE 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- dress. 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 dormitories. The Chattanooga air field of the Eastern Air Lines is located a few miles from the college. FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES "The first great lesson in all education is to know and understand the will of God. Take the knowledge of God with Student Handbook 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 8 Southern Mission ary College 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 Student Handbook 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 10 Southern Missionary College 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 or retained. 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 DORMITORY "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 room. 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 materials. 8. Disseminating atheistic ideas or un- dermining the religious ideals of the in- stitution. 9. Stealing. 10. Attending the theater; public roller skating rinks, bowling allies; pool halls and billiard parlors. 11. Dancing. 12. Sounding false fire alarms; picking locks; tampering with electrical wiring; 12 Southern Missionary College altering screens or transoms on any build- ing. 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. 14. Insubordination. 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 14 Southern Missionary College 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- call. 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 the college. Official chaperons from the faculty for all mixed social groups, are approved by the President. 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 Chaperonage 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 a. Picnics b. Social gatherings c. Hikes d. Concerts and lectures e. Motoring 2. Religious activities. (Missionary en- deavor.) 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- nated. 3. Endeavor to make the occasion a pleasant success. 16 Southern Missionary Colleg e 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- eron. 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 chaperonage. 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 or standing. 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 worn. 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- vice. 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. 18 Southern Missionary College 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 Motor Vehicles 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 with them. 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. 20 Southern Missionary College 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 superintendent. 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 is made. 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- gency. No permissions are granted for week-end leaves during the fall or spring Week of Prayer. 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. 22 Southern Missionary College 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. Worship 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 Student Handbook 23 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. Dining Room 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 part. 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- ing room. 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. 24 Southern Missionary College 5. No food except that regularly pro- vided will be allowed in the dining room unless permission is obtained from the ma- tron. 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. Rooms 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. Student Handbook 25 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 rooms. 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 the dormitory. 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. Study Period 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 permitted. Visitors are requested to make visits other than during the regular study period. When 26 Southern Missionary College this is impossible, the Dean should be con- sulted. 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. GENERAL INFORMATION 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, 28 Southern Missionary College toilet articles, etc., may be purchased at the store. 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 session. 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. Student Handbook 29 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 of Women. 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 Absence Blank. 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 the charge. 30 Southern Missionary College 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- posite sex. 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. 32 Southern Missionary College 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- trar's Office. ASSOCIATION "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 34 Southern Missionary College 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 100-104. 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 school regulations. 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 36 Southern Missionary College 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 behavior. 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. 268. 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, 38 Southern Missionary College in serving as officers, and in assisting in public service. 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- perienced instructor. 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 CHRISTIAN RECREATION "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 2:52. INDEX Absences from Religious Services 13 Activities ^6 Association 33 Chaperonage 15 Christian Recreation 39 Dining Room 23 Dress for Young Women and Men 16-18 Foreword 4 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 Dormi>ory 1 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.