Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920 Page: 30 of 84
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28 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
section of life itself where habits of thought, work, and conduct are
being formed that will cling to them through life and condition their
future failures and successes. Thus, as a college, we wish our government
to be such as shall develop self-government in our students, for
this is the ideal of all governments.
We give below some regulations which we expect each student
to respect. No student can be self-governing who does not see that
he keeps these regulations, but the discipline committee will be his
REGULATIONS REGARDING STUDENTS
The college life is that of a great family. The students and teachers
are bound together by mutual interests. The discipline is parental
in character. Principles are stressed as motives for action.
Students are required to pursue diligently their prescribed course
of study. In case of a failure to maintain satisfactory standing,
either in grade of work done, or in conduct, the student may be
removed from the class or from school.
A student may be deprived, for any sufficient cause, of any honor
or privilege, where the good name of the college may suffer.
Boarding students will not be permitted to spend a night away from
their regular boarding places.
Students are not permitted to receive guests except by special
Students must not leave the campus during school hours without
permision from a member of the faculty.
Halls and stairways must be quiet and free from disturbances
at all times. After 7 p. m. the students' homes will be kept quiet so
as to afford full opportunity to study. After 7 p. m. there must be no
visiting from room to room. The time from 7 p. m. to 10:30 p. m.
is meant for study and students must not waste their time nor that of
others in idleness or frivolity.
Students will be permitted to go to town on Saturday from 4 to
6 p. m. and on Monday.
Tobacco must not be used in any form by students attending
/Abilene Christian College. If you have the tobacco habit you will do
/ well to break off before coming. Alcoholic drinks, cards, profanity,
I vulgarity, and other such vices will not be tolerated on the campus at
any time. If you have been indulging in these things and are not
willing to leave them off do not come to Abilene Christian College.
You will do no good for yourself and you will injure others. We are
willing to help if you will help yourself. Otherwise you will be
Attending balls, card parties, pool rooms, or such other places of
amusement as are calculated to interfere with studious habits and
good morals, is prohibited.
Hazing in all forms is prohibited.
Clubs and societies must not be formed without the permission of
Any student may be asked to resign without having committed
a special offense, provided that in the judgment of the committee on
discipline he is out of harmony with the interests of the school and
The faculty reserves the right to make any other regulations
deemed necessary for the well-being of the students and the interests
of the College.
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1919-1920, book, July 1919; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45903/m1/30/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.