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shall be brought before the Discipline Committee and shall be dismissed or less severely punished.
Any cadet who leaves barracks without authority between retreat and reveille shall be dismissed.
The College rules require that all students be vaccinated, and parents are advised to have this done before sending their sons away from home.
Cadets who receive no demerits during any calendar month will be given a credit of eight to be applied in removing any demerits they may have had charged against them during any preceding months of that term.
Chapel Services.-There is preaching in Memorial Hall every Sunday morning by ministers of the different denominations, and chapel services are conducted every morning by the President and members of the Faculty. All students are required to attend these exercises unless specially excused. Sunday School.-A Sunday School, at which attendance is voluntary, also meets every Sunday morning, and students are encouraged and urged to attend.
Young Men's Christian Association
Mr. Legate, a general Y. M. C. A. Secretary, is kept here by the organization and devotes his whole time to the work. This is a voluntary organization of the students. Any student who is a member of an evangelical church may become an active member. Any student of good moral character or who desires to improve his moral life may become an associate member. Any friend of the Association may become a sustaining member by paying $5.00 or more annually.
The Association has a large, well-arranged hall on the third floor of the College building. Two regular meetings are held each week. The mid-week prayer service is conducted by the students. The meetings on Sunday evening are conducted by Faculty members, ministers and others. At this service, the entire student body, members of the Faculty and other friends are always welcome.
Possibly the largest work of the Association is its Bible
Study. This is the only systematic course of Bible instruction in the college. There were seventeen groups the past year. Each group is led by a student. The work is under the immediate supervision of the General Secretary of the Association. Every student, whether a member of the Association or not, should be a member of some group. Attendance at these classes is entirely voluntary. All students are urged to take one of the courses.
The following courses are offered:
Preparatory Course.-The Life and Works of Jesus, According to St. Mark.-By W. D. Murray.
An introductory course on the Life of Christ less difficult than those in the college cycle. For daily personal study. Freshman Course.-Studies in the Life of Jesus Christ.By Edward I. Bosworth.
These Bible studies recently issued, are arranged for practical daily use, and have already found much favor among college men.
Sophomore Course.-Studies in the Acts and Epistles — By Edward I. Bosworth.
Based on the "Records and Letters of the Apostolic Age," by Ernest De Witt Burton, and arranged for daily personal study.
Junior Course.-Studies in Old Testament Characters.By Wilbert Webster White.
A revised edition of this standard book on Old Testament Characters, based on the same outline, but requiring less work of the student than the previous edition. Arranged for daily study.
Courses in Mission Study will also be offered.
Churches.-Episcopalian and Presbyterian churches are located near the College, and a number of students attend their Sunday Schools and preaching services.
Care of the Sick
The Surgeon is one of the regular officers of the College, and his special duty is to look after the health of the students. He also has charge of the hospital and supervises all matters pertaining to the sanitation of barracks.
At a regular appointed time every day, students who so desire may consult the Surgeon and those who are sick are
cared for by experienced nurses in the College hospital. In case of necessity, students are allowed to consult the Surgeon at any time, or send for him, as may be required.
Parents will be kept fully informed of the condition of sick students. The Surgeon, however, cannot undertake to notify parents every time a student reports to the hospital for medicine, or for rest on account of some slight complaint. Parents may always rest assured that they will be promptly notified of sickness of any consequence; and în case of serious illness the Surgeon will telegraph them.
The College assumes no obligation to furnish employment to students for wages. Considerable manual labor, however, is necessary to carry on the various departments of the College; and, when practicable, students are employed in this work, and are paid at the rate of eight cents an hour. The number applying for work always exceeds the number that can be employed, and those who enter College late in the session are at a special disadvantage in securing work.
No student is allowed to undertake work that interferes with his College course.
Three literary societies, the Calhoun, the Columbian and the Palmetto, furnish a valuable supplement to the work of the College. These societies afford facilities for practice in debate, oratory, declamation and essay-writing, and their members acquire valuable knowledge of parliamentary law and usage. The meetings are held weekly on Saturday evenings. An annual contest is also held by each society, at which there are debates, orations and declamations by the students.
On these occasions a representative is chosen from each society to enter the contest for the Trustees Medal at commencement. The societies themselves also award medals annually to the best debater, orator, and declaimer.
The societies occupy halls in the main College building. which are furnished with carpets and opera-chairs, and are maintained entirely by the students. A small fee is charged for initiation, and there are also monthly dues of a few
cents to meet running expenses. All students are advised to join one of these societies.
State Oratorical Contest
The literary societies also send a representative to the annual contests of the South Carolina Intercollegiate Oratorical Association, which includes the following institutions: Furman University, Wofford College, Clemson Agricultural College, Presbyterian College of South Carolina, Erskine College, Newberry College, South Carolina Military Academy, and South Carolina College.
Publications by the Students
The Clemson College Chronicle, a monthly magazine designed to encourage literary work among the students, is published jointly by the literary societies during the College session.
An annual, illustrated volume, is published under the auspices of the senior class.
The Clemson College Science Club was organized for the purpose of promoting knowledge of the progress of the natural sciences, theoretical and applied. Public meetings are held every month, at which subjects of general scientific interest are discussed by members of the Faculty and advanced students of the College.
A lecture course, employing some of the best talent on the American platform, is provided every session. These lectures are delivered in Memorial Hall, at a cost to students of $1.00 for the course. During the session of 1905-1906 the following lectures and concerts were given:
I. Miss Duthie and Miss Daniel.
Scotch and Irish Songs.
II. Schubert String Quartette..
III. Dr. Geo. E. Vincent....
"The Mind of the Mob.'
IV. Katharine Ridgeway Concert Company...... Jan. 12
X. Prof. J. W. Thomson.
The State Summer School for Teachers
The State Summer School for Teachers was held at the College from June 21st to July 19th. A total of 692 students was enrolled during the session. This school was presided over by the State Superintendent of Education, Hon. O. B. Martin, who was assisted by an able Faculty, selected from the schools and colleges of South Carolina and other States. Cadet Exchange
A Cadet Exchange is maintained, where students may purchase at wholesale prices necessary articles, such as books, stationery, collars, cuffs, underwear, etc.
It is the policy of the College to sanction and encourage athletics so long as they do not interfere with studies and other duties. Football and baseball are the most popular games, and it is assumed that parents are willing for their sons to participate in these games unless the President is definitely notified to the contrary. The athletic tearns are permitted to take a few trips each season, usually on Saturdays, to play intercollegiate games. Students must file written permission from parents for these trips.
Athletic Council.-The Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association, of which the College is a member, has placed the athletic interests of each college under the supervision of an Athletic Council, consisting of members of the Faculty and of the student body. This council consists of nine members-two members of the Faculty selected by the students for president and secretary-treasurer, respectively, three members of the Faculty chosen by the Faculty, and four students.