Earlier this week, I discovered a facebook group entitled You know you went to Southern Adventist University when…. Surprisingly, I have found many of the posts rather amusing, while others constitute a very clear reminder of the issues with the so-called education at ultra-conservative schools like Southern. I suggest a new name for the group: reasons not to go to Southern or other Sharia Christian Schools seems to fit well. That is, if you need reasons beyond Southern’s lousy academics.
These are a few of my favorites.
(Click on the image to see the actual posts in the group. At this time the group and all posts on it are public to anyone with a facebook account.)
First, their (Student Handbook) policy on jewelry:
Yeah, you read correctly. They fine you $25 for the first “offense” of wearing jewelry. A second will incur you a $50 fine and a talk with the deans. (Amounts are listed on page 38 of the handbook.) And, yes, rubber wristbands are apparently bracelets. I mean, talk about a petty rule to force on adults!
AU in the above post probably refers to Andrews University. Brace yourself: this is probably the only time I will put “progressive” in the same sentence as Andrews.
Mustard, Pepper and Vinegar=contraband?
My question: are the three listed above simply isolated areas where the school is being ridiculous or do these types of meaningless regulations permeate the rest of the campus culture? And they call it a University?