Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921 Page: 32
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32 ABILENE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
McGarvey's New Commentary on Acts will be presented by Brother
Sewell, to the preacher-student who makes the highest grade in all
work for the entire session.
The A Club
Membership in the A Club is by election. Each year there are
elected a number of young men who have represented the college in
It is the ambition of the college to establish in the students those
high standards and ideals of conduct that inspire them to lives of true
helpfulness and genuine refinement. To this end we seek to place the
emphasis of control, not upon outside authority, but upon the inner
sense of responsibility and duty normally residing in each young
person. The college will, therefore, endeavor to surround men and
women with that atmosphere which will engender, encourage, and foster
in them a sense of their own worthiness and dignity which they cannot
afford to violate. We look upon college life as not a separate and
distinct sort of existence, in which one is somehow preparing for another
existence in the great work-a-day world, but we regard it, and
we wish to induce our students to regard it, as a real 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
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; the discipline committee will be his governor.
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
permission 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
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Abilene Christian College. Catalog of Abilene Christian College, 1920-1921, book, June 1920; Abilene, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth45935/m1/34/: accessed July 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Abilene Christian University Library.