Today on reddit I was linked to this year's version of the Bob Jones University (BJU) student handbook. I was raised by Liberal Christian parents who liked going to Methodist church that really wanted to be an Evangelical church deep in the Bible Belt. Needless to say, I knew what I was getting into when I saw the schools name. But never in the past have I ever thought to read sections of their student handbook. Surprisingly, it was less dry than my own schools student handbook. Several parts of this document made me burst into laughter.
Students are to attend chapel Monday through Thursday. They are to bring a Bible and sit in their Assigned chapel seats
No Mainline Protestant churches for you and how dare you think of attending a *gasp* Catholic Mass or a Quaker Meeting or a service at a Synagogue.Students are expected to attend all Sunday morning activities of a localfundamental church.
[continuing from the last quote] In most cases that will be Sunday school and the Sunday morning service, plus an additional service during the week
[As a Junior and above] Once a week (Sunday through Thursday nights) may study until 2 am in the residence hall study lounge
Monday through Saturday, men and women students have open access to the athletic fields and activity center and may run together on the outdoor track from when the street lights go off in the morning until they come on each evening.
Male and female students should guard their testimonies; they are not to be alone together in a classroom, rehearsal studio or other room.
Groups need to consist of an odd proportion of genders (e.g., three women and two men) and at least one student with advanced privileges for every five people in the group.
With the dean's approval, residence hall male students with at least general privileges may date a female day student or non-student in town.
To date a non-student or a day student off campus, residence hall women students are to have an approved chaperon
Fine ArtsBefore purchasing tickets students should check with the School of Fine Arts and Communication office to ensure the event is approved.
Students are not to patronize restaurants with a tavern or bar-like atmosphere or reputation or that do not have a dining room separate from live entertainment.
Any music which, in whole or in part, derives from the following broadly defined genres or their sub-genres: Rock, Pop, Country, Jazz, Electronic/ Techno, Rap/Hip Hop or the fusion of any of these genres
Any music in which Christian lyrics or biblical texts are set to music which is, in whole or in part, derived from any of these genres or their subgenres.
In a related area, because of the sensual nature of many of its forms, dancing is not permitted.
Students are not to watch movies on campus. In private homes students may view G-rated movies and movie trailers. In a faculty/staff home students may view certain PG movies when the faculty or staff member watches with students and objectionable elements are discussed.
Televisions in residence hall rooms may be used as game consoles or computer monitors only. Students are not to watch television shows, movies, movie trailers or sports broadcasts on their cellphones or computers.