Every undergraduate student at Mississippi College has membership in and is represented by the Student Government Association (SGA). Each year the student body elects eight Executive Council members which include: President, Vice-President, Chief of Staff, Chief Justice, CAB Chairperson, Christian Development Coordinator, Treasure, and Secretary to represent them. These officers help to promote student welfare, perpetuate university customs and traditions, and to train in the principles of democratic government preparing for distinguished citizenship. They cooperate with the administration in promoting well-ordered conduct among the students and enforcing the regulations of the University, as well as those of the Student Senate. There are four branches within SGA which include: Senate, Class Officers, Campus Activities Board, and Judicial.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Students with disabilities should contact Student Counseling and Disability Services, Alumni Hall, 4th Floor, Telephone: 601.925.7790. For information regarding policy and procedures, see The Tomahawk, Students with Disabilities section.
Recognizing that safety is to a certain extent the responsibility of the entire campus community, the Office of Public Safety lists Emergency Procedures on its website (http://www.mc.edu/offices/safety/procedures/). Any questions may be directed to the Office of Public Safety at 925.3204.
The Tomahawk, the student handbook, is an official publication of the University and contains rules and regulations with which all students should be familiar. The Tomahawk may also be accessed on the Mississippi College website at http://www.mc.edu/tomahawk.
The Tribesman is the University yearbook published annually by an appointed student staff.
The Mississippi Collegian is published by students, giving the campus news and discussing matters of interest to students and alumni.
The Arrowhead is a magazine published by students. It carries a number of stories, poems, photographs and feature articles written by students, faculty members and alumni.
Student publications play an important part in the extracurricular activity on any university campus. The University newspaper, the literary magazine, and the yearbook are the Mississippi College student publications. They preserve the events and experiences of campus life in the permanency of print for students to read and enjoy.
The Publications Council oversees all matters relating to student publications. The Council interviews and elects editors, assistant editors and business managers of the student publications. The Council has the authority and responsibility to deal with problems concerning student publications.
The maximum amount of credit that one may earn in a semester for working on student publications is 1/2 semester hour.
Athletics and Intramural Sports
Mississippi College offers proper balance to its students in physical development opportunities and competitive interest through a first-rate intercollegiate athletic program for men and women. The University participates in seventeen men’s and women’s sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, men’s golf, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track, and volleyball. Although a member of the small college category, the University has produced many players and coaches who have gone on to win national recognition. The University is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Gulf South Conference (GSC) and participates according to the rules and regulations established by these organizations.
A well-balanced program of intramural sports is provided for Mississippi College’s students, faculty and staff. This program provides a means of recreation and physical fitness for the individual who does not participate in varsity athletics. This program is designed to provide persons of all fitness levels the chance to play on a competitive, organized sports team without the time demands of varsity sports. Teams are organized from the residence halls, clubs and various campus groups to compete in sports such as flag football, tennis, ultimate frisbee, basketball, soccer, softball, and outdoor volleyball.
Throughout all levels of physical activity, Mississippi College emphasizes the physical, social and recreational benefits to be gained through active participation. With these educational values in mind, the University fosters a program that encourages as broad a participation as possible. Mississippi College is proud of this active program and the hundreds of students, faculty and staff who participate in it annually. Details can be found at www.mc.edu/student-life/intramurals/.
Student activities and organizations at Mississippi College help to facilitate students in their development academically, socially, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. Mississippi College also offers numerous other opportunities for students to get involved such as: campus ministries, music ensembles, student publications, campus elections and honors, and intramural and varsity athletic programs. All student organizations on the main campus are authorized by and operate under the supervision of the Student Activities and Services Committee according to regulations listed in The Tomahawk and the Student Organization Handbook. This committee is made up of members of the administration, faculty, staff, and student body.
Honor and Recognition Societies
The society is composed of a company of students selected for membership because of superior scholastic achievement in all departments. The purposes are: The promotion and recognition of scholarship and of those elements of character which make scholarship effective for good and the stimulation of a spirit of sound scholarship and devotion to the truth wherever such may be found.
Alpha Epsilon Delta
The purpose of Alpha Epsilon Delta is to encourage excellence in premedical scholarship and to promote cooperation and contacts between students and educators. To qualify for membership, one much be at least a second semester sophomore, have a minimum of 3.00 GPA, and exhibit a good moral character.
Alpha Lambda Delta
Alpha Lambda Delta is the national honorary scholastic fraternity for freshman students and is one of the highest academic honors which can be achieved by freshman. Membership is attained by a minimum 3.50 GPA during the first semester of college and high qualities of character, service and leadership.
Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma (Iota Lambda Delta) is the honorary foreign language society for those students maintaining high grades in the field.
Alpha Psi Omega
Alpha Psi Omega seeks to foster an appreciation of theatre and develop technical skills in dramatics.
Beta Beta Beta
Beta Beta Beta is a national honor fraternity for students with an interest in the biological sciences.
Delta Mu Delta
Delta Mu Delta’s purpose is to encourage higher scholarship and to recognize and reward scholastic achievement in business administration programs. A Mississippi College student receiving Delta Mu Delta recognition must be at least a second semester sophomore majoring in business with a GPA of 3.70 or higher. In addition, transfer students must complete one semester as a full-time student to be eligible for recognition.
Kappa Delta Pi
Kappa Delta Pi invites to membership such persons as exhibit commendable personal qualities, worthy educational ideals and sound scholarship. It endeavors to maintain a high degree of professional fellowship among its members and to quicken professional growth by honoring achievement in educational work.
Kappa Pi seeks to form bodies of representative students who will, by their influence and artistic interest, uphold the highest ideals of a liberal education; to provide a means whereby students with artistic commitment meet for the purpose of informal study and communication; to raise the standards of productive artistic work among the students in colleges and universities; to furnish the highest reward for conscientious effort in furthering the best interest of art in the broadest sense of the term, by election to membership in the Fraternity, based upon such meritorious work.
Mortar Board is the senior national honor society dedicated to the principles of scholarship, leadership and service. The membership is limited to 40 and those selected must have a GPA in the top 35 percent of the Junior Class and be recognized leaders on the Mississippi College campus.
Omicron Delta Kappa
The purposes of Omicron Delta Kappa are to recognize students of outstanding achievement in collegiate activities and to inspire others along similar lines; to bring together the most representative students of collegiate life, thus creating an organization which will help to mold the sentiment of the institution on various questions; and to bring together faculty and students on a basis of mutual interests and understanding.
Phi Alpha Honor Society fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership social work students, faculty, and practitioners.
Phi Alpha Theta
The purpose of Phi Alpha Theta is to promote the study of history through the encouragement of research, good teaching, publication and the exchange of learning and ideas among historians.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia is a professional music fraternity for men that encourages and actively promotes the highest standards of creativity, performance, education, and research in music in America. It also will develop and encourage loyalty to MC, foster the mutual welfare of students of music, and instill in all people an awareness of music’s important role in the enrichment of the human spirit.
Phi Theta Kappa (Alumni Chapter)
Phi Theta Kappa (Alumni Chapter) is open to all those students who were members of the Phi Theta Kappa honor society at their community college. The Mississippi College alumni chapter seeks to support the people, programs, and priorities of the Phi Theta Kappa society.
Pi Gamma Mu
Pi Gamma Mu seeks to improve scholarship in the social studies and to achieve synthesis therein.
Pi Kappa Delta
Pi Kappa Delta is the national honor society recognizing achievement in speech and debate.
Pi Mu Epsilon
Pi Mu Epsilon is an honor society for students and faculty interested in mathematics. The purpose of this organization is to promote the mathematical and scholarly development of its members.
The national honor society in psychology seeks to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology and to advance the science of psychology.
Sigma Alpha Iota
Sigma Alpha Iota upholds the highest standards of music and furthers the development of music in America and throughout the world; gives inspiration and encouragement to members; and offers cultural experiences to SAI members to contribute to their educational growth; supports ideals and goals of the member’s Alma Mater; adheres to the highest standards of citizenship in school, community, and fraternity life.
Sigma Tau Delta
Sigma Tau Delta, professional English fellowship, was established for the purpose of promoting written expression, encouraging worthwhile reading, and fostering a spirit of fellowship among students specializing in English. The Mississippi College chapter, Psi Zeta, seeks to further better scholarship in English.
Sigma Theta Tau International
Sigma Theta Tau International is an international comunity of nurses whose mission is to support learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses. The benefits of membership in Sigma Theta Tau International include journal subscriptions, career development, mentoring programs, networking opportunities, continuing education, opportunities to attend research conferences and receive scholarships and grants.
Many departments on campus sponsor clubs for majors and/or minors in the department.
A major outlet for social life on Mississippi College’s campus is the nine social/ service organizations. There are four Service Clubs for male students and five Social Tribes for female students. These organizations are governed by The Council, which is a board made up of four members from each club or tribe. Although some clubs have ties to national service organizations, these organizations are largely unique to Mississippi College’s campus and have been part of MC history for many years. They seek to encourage social development, service to the community, and character development among their members.
At the beginning of each fall semester the Council holds General Rush for membership into the social tribes and service clubs. More specific information about General Rush, rules and regulations, and other social/service club matters can be obtained from the Office of Student Development.
One of the most distinctive aspects of Mississippi College is our long heritage of Christian witness. We are a Christian college where Christ is worshiped and honored. We understand that not all of our students at Mississippi College are Christians, but it is our hope that as students become part of our campus community they will grow in their understanding of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. We place a great value on “the integration of faith and learning throughout the educational process” and it is our desire that every member of our campus have opportunities to acknowledge Jesus as Lord and have the opportunity to grow in their understanding of Christ. It is also our belief that being a Christian involves service to God and others, we therefore encourage members of the Mississippi College community to serve and give back to society through the various ministries and service projects that have been established. The goal of Christian Development at Mississippi College is to foster respect for, encourage inquiry regarding, and develop participation in the teachings of Christ and the traditions of the Christian Church.
Under the umbrella of Christian Development there are three unique components: Campus Ministries, Church Relations, and Faith Engagement. While each one of these areas have been developed to assist in educating students to a life of faith, Campus Ministries is most directly related to purposes of Student Life. Students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of Christian Development and to discuss their ideas with each other and bring any concerns to the Associate Vice President for Student Experience and Dean of Students, Dr. Jonathan Ambrose. His office is located in 313 Nelson Hall, and he can be reached at 601.925.3275or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a student comes to Mississippi College, he/she will find opportunities for spiritual growth and enrichment. Many activities are planned for the personal benefit of the student. Each activity is voluntary, and the student must take the initiative to become involved and thereby profit from it. Besides ministries located on MC’s campus, students are encouraged to participate in the worship and teaching ministries of the churches in the area.
Baptist Student Union (BSU)
The BSU is a campus ministry whose mission is “community among friends…growing in Christ…impacting the world.” The ministry is open to any student who desires to be involved. There are many ways to become involved in the life of the ministry, and various leaves of commitment from students based on the student’s availability. The BSU is a student-led ministry that is guided and directed by the BSU Directors. The BSU Directors strive to guide, equip, and develop student leaders to grow in their faith, character, and leadership through involving students in leadership opportunities that are on-going ministry and/or one-time ministry opportunities.
Below are some ways that you can get involved in the life of the BSU:
Worship and Community
Mondays at 6:30 P.M.
Activities Building of Clinton’s First Baptist Church
90% of residents in apartment complexes are un-churched and not being offered the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have weekly community mission opportunities ministering to kids in apartment complexes on Wednesdays from 3:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. We meet in the BSU office at 3:30 P.M. to carpool to the apartment complex. Also, we have other individual community mission opportunities throughout the school year focused on the Clinton and greater Jackson area.
Each year, we challenge students of the BSU to fulfill the call to make disciples by discipling three to five students who will disciple other students, who will disciple other students and on and on… in discovering God’s gift of salvation and Christ’s call of following Him. If you are interested in being a part of a discipleship group, please drop by the BSU office or one of our ministry events.
Missions is a strong component of the BSU! We have Christmas in China, Spring Break Mission Trips, Summer Missions, Hands-On Missions, and even two year mission terms called “Journeymen”. Each of these mission opportunities provides a chance for you to fulfill the Acts 1:8 call to share the Gospel all over the world. Will you join us?
We have two conferences where students from every college and university in Mississippi come together for worship. The College Student Conference is in the fall and Leadership Conference is in the spring.
MC BSU Winter Retreat
In February, we host a weekend retreat for college students for a time of worship, biblical teaching, fun, and community. For most BSU students, the Winter Retreat is one of the best weekends of their school year.
BSU Office is located beneath the cafeteria of BC Rogers. Drop by and meet the BSU staff. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M.
BSU #: 601.925.3238
Twitter: MS College BSU @ MC_BSU
Catholic Student Association (CSA)
The primary purpose of this organization shall be: to provide fellowship for Catholic full-time and part-time students at Mississippi College, its Graduate School, and its School of Law; to provide opportunities for growth in the Catholic faith; to provide service to the university and the community when possible; to provide opportunities for greater understanding of Catholicism among the faculty, staff and students.
Chi Alpha is a movement of college-aged men and women earnestly following Jesus. Their mission is to reconcile students to Christ, equipping them through Spirit-filled communities of prayer, worship, fellowship, discipleship, and mission to transform the university, marketplace, and the world.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
The FCA Huddle Ministry at Mississippi College offers every athlete and coach, along with anyone influenced by sports, the opportunity to meet together on campus for fellowship, accountability, and discipleship in Jesus Christ. There is no membership requirement and all are welcome. FCA is non-denominational in religious affiliation. Our mission is accomplished through FCA Staff on campus who train MC athletes and coaches to lead others. FCA offers weekly Huddle Meetings, Bibles Studies, Team Chapels, Retreats, Camps, National and Foreign Mission Trips, and opportunities to serve in local high schools.
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF)
RUF is a ministry of the Presbyterian Church of America on the campus of Mississippi College that is open to all people and all faiths. The organization is affiliated with Reformed University Ministries, the campus ministry program of the Presbyterian Church in America, under the oversight of the Mission to North America Committee. This organization was founded to provide an in-depth ministry to college and university students based upon the authority of the Word of God in every area of life. The purpose of this organization is the glorification of God in all pursuits and endeavors of life and the enjoyment of Him forever.
The Wesley Fellowship seeks to offer a place of hope, fellowship, and discipleship for students of Mississippi College. At the core of all we do, we ask the question, “does this build the kingdom of God?”
InterVarsity is leading students to Christ, building mature Christians who live out their faith, and empowering and equipping students to fulfill God’s calling their lives through worship, prayer, and the Word. We aim to make sure everyone, regardless of learning style, culture, and denomination, is ministered to. We are here to provide a local place for our students to worship and learn about Christ and living for Him. Some of the ways for students to join us is through our weekly meetings, Lighthouse, small groups, and community outreach.
Throughout the year, a wide variety of special programs provide educational and cultural opportunities to Mississippi College students. Many are open to the local community as well. Outstanding lecturers in literature, science, mathematics, political science, and religion have appeared recently on campus in programs open to the public. Vocal and instrumental performances are also an almost weekly occurrence throughout the university year, and numerous art exhibits are on display during each year, specifically those in the Samuel Marshall Gore Gallery located directly behind the Leland Speed Library.
Faculty and students of the University from time to time throughout the year offer a variety of programs such as the Shakespeare Festival, dramas, art exhibits, musical performances, and “I Love America Day.”
Large student groups from other schools attend special functions such as choral festivals, art exhibitions, and science and historical conventions on the University campus annually.
The Mississippi College Singers
The premier choral organization of Mississippi College, the MC Singers represent the university in performances locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Membership is by audition only, and all undergraduate members receive scholarship funds. With only rare exception, membership in the MC Singers spans the full academic year, fall and spring semesters. The conductor is Dr. Mark Nabholz.
The Symphonic Winds
The Symphonic Winds presents concerts of classical wind band literature as well as pops/variety repertoire throughout both semesters. Scholarships are available for all members. An audition is required. The conductor is Dr. Craig Young.
The Jazz Band
The Jazz Band presents concerts of big band and jazz charts of many styles for on and off campus events. Scholarships are available for all members. The director is Wayne Linehan.
The Choctaw Pep Band
The Choctaw Pep Band is a fun and energetic ensemble that entertains the crowd at all MC home football games. This fall semester ensemble performs a great deal of music from many different genres during the games and at half time. Scholarships are available for all members. The director is Dr. Craig Young.
MC Worship Collective
MC Worship Collective is the primary ensemble for students in the BA in Music: Worship Leadership degree. The collective is comprised of instrumentalists and vocalists who perform various forms of modern worship music. In addition to giving both on and off-campus concerts, MC Worship Collective also leads worship weekly for MC chapel service. Membership is by audition only and students are expected to commit to MC Worship Collective for both fall and spring semesters. Auditions take place in the fall. Scholarships are available for all members. MC Worship Collective is led by Dr. Will Bishop
The Choctaw Chorus
The Choctaw Chorus is a non-auditioned, mixed-voice ensemble with broad campus participation from all majors at Mississippi College. Performing primarily in on-campus venues, the Chorus performs secular and sacred literature and major choral works from all musical periods. The conductor is Dr. Mark Nabholz.
Residence Hall Students
Living on campus adds a wonderful dimension to a student’s life and education. It is the desire of each Residence Life professional that the residence halls will truly be a place where students can develop, not only scholastically but socially and spiritually as well. Every effort is made to make living on campus as comfortable and pleasant as it is convenient.
The residence halls are reserved for students enrolled for classes at Mississippi College. Generally, full-time (12 hours) status is required, but exceptions are occasionally made for students with special circumstances.
Special permission is required from the Director of Residence Life for a part-time student (below 12 hours) to live in a residence hall.
There are eleven residence halls for our students. Each residence hall has an Area Coordinator or Assistant Area Coordinator with upper-class students serving as Resident Assistants.
In the interest of campus safety and because there is a finite amount of parking space, all vehicles driven on campus by faculty, staff and students must be registered with the office of public safety.
Vehicle registration fees are included as part of tuition and fees. A decal designating specific parking areas is issued for each vehicle registered. Decals are issued through the Office of Public Safety after first registering at (https://www.mc.edu/parking). Anyone driving on the campus is subject to University traffic safety regulations. Violators will be fined, with fines going into a student scholarship fund. Students accumulating more than five traffic citations may have their parking privileges on the campus revoked. Designated parking spaces for handicapped students are provided. Rules and regulations are specifically listed on the Public Safety website (https://www.mc.edu/offices/safety/traffic-regulations). They are also listed on the student affairs website (https://www.mc.edu/students/policies/traffic-regulations).
Every student who does not have an ID card from a prior semester will obtain an Identification Card during the registration process. The student is expected to have this card in his/her possession at all times. Use of another student’s ID is not allowed. Students will use the card for admission to school-sponsored activities, the use of Alumni Gym, as a voting permit during student body elections, for library privileges, to scan for chapel credit, and for obtaining a copy of the TRIBESMAN at the end of the school year. Resident students will use their ID cards for meals in the Food Court, points in the Library Coffee Shop, 1826, the Smoothie Shop, and Pimento’s, as well as to gain entrance through secured doors in residence halls. A student withdrawing from the University should surrender his/her ID card to the Bursars Office at the time the withdrawal is initiated.
Residence Hall Telephone Service
The University dorm rooms are wired for telephone service, but it is only available upon request. If you desire service, please contact Residence Life for service to be activated. The number will be assigned to the room by the University’s Telecommunications Department.
There is no long distance service provided by Mississippi College to resident dorms. Long distance calls may be placed by dialing “9” and then using prepaid calling cards, personal calling cards, or by placing collect calls. All local calls are performed using ten-digit dialing. To complete a call, one will need to dial “9”, then the appropriate area code plus the seven-digit telephone number. All calls made on campus can be placed by dialing the on-campus four-digit number.
Students are not allowed to sign up with communication companies that offer local, voice mail or long distance services over the University’s facilities or provided telephone number. These services will result in unauthorized charges being placed on the University’s main phone bill. Students signing up for these services will be responsible for paying the University for any charges incurred and cancelling the service.
Campus Mailroom and Print Shop
The Campus Mailroom is located in the basement of Alumni Hall. Mailboxes are only provided for students living in the residence halls. The Mailroom receives packages and correspondence from the United States Postal Service. (Packages sent from FedEx or UPS are sent to the Physical Plant. The Mailroom hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
The Campus Print Shop is located in the basement of Alumni Hall just past the Mailroom. The Print Shop has a color copier and a black/white copier. Both are high volume copiers with the capacity to duplex, collate, staple, and three-hole punch. Other services offered by the Print Shop are Spiral binding, comb binding, laminating, and folding. The Print Shop hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday-Friday.
Student health services are provided through the Mississippi Baptist Health Systems, Inc., at the Healthplex, located on the Mississippi College Clinton campus. These services are available to full time students. Because of the existing relationship between Mississippi College and Baptist Health Systems, Inc., it is recommended that emergency care be handled through Mississippi Baptist Medical Center Emergency Room. To assist with the cost of health services, students are encouraged to retain insurance coverage on their parent’s or spouse’s policy whenever possible. For more information, see the Mississippi College Student Handbook, and on the website at www.mc.edu/offices/health/. For more information see The Tomahawk.
The Mississippi College Bookstore is located on the corner of Jefferson Street and Madison Street. The primary mission of the store is to provide textbooks and course materials for purchase. The bookstore is operated by Follett Higher Education Group whose management and personnel strive to provide efficient, courteous, and reliable service at all times.
Students may purchase books in the store or on-line before the semester starts. Text book rental is also offered. The store accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, and personal checks.
Students may conveniently charge educational purchases to their account through the last “drop day,” as set by the current Academic Calendar. Purchases may be offset against anticipated financial aid or paid when the next monthly billing statement is received by providing the store cashier with the purchase information and MC student ID. Please keep in mind that charges placed on student accounts must be paid off on time to avoid late fees. If needed, a monthly payment option is offered for the fall and spring terms.
The bookstore will buy back textbooks year round, except the first two weeks of each semester.
The store’s regular hours during fall and spring semesters are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm. During the first week of registration (fall and spring), the bookstore extends its hours until 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Friday.
The main floor of B. C. Rogers Student Center houses the Ray and Betty Hannah Food Court. Mississippi College requires students living in its eleven residence halls to participate in the meal program. Students living in College Plaza or University Place are given $100 per semester in points. Students living in the dorms will have three meal plan options to choose from. Freshman and Sophomores will be given 19 meals a week with $200 points per semester. Juniors and Seniors will have a choice of either:
19 meals per week plus $200 points per semester
14 meals per week plus $200 points per semester
9 meals per week plus $150 points per semester
The meal plan operates as follows:
- The Hours of Operation for the Food Court are:
- Monday - Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm
- Saturday - Sunday Lunch 11:00am - 1:30pm
- Saturday - Sunday Dinner 4:30pm - 6:30pm
- All meals are unlimited seconds. Only meal plan patrons or paying customers are allowed access to the dining facility.
- Meal plan costs are included in the On Campus living charge that covers room and board. Additional points may be purchased from our food services provider.
- Meal plans are available for commuter students and commuter plans may be eligible thru scholarship funds (Check with the Financial Aid Office.).
- The meals are per week (seven days) starting on Friday and ending on Thursday.
- One scan per mealtime - an extra scan during a mealtime will be charged to points.
- Points equal dollars to be spent at 1826, Pimento’s Café, the coffee shops in Speed Library and the Commons, the Recovery Zone Smoothie Shop in the Healthplex, at the Mississippi College School of Law’s Jackson campus, or for additional meals or entrees in the Hannah Food Court.
- Meals do not carry over from week to week.
Food on campus is prepared by Campus Dining, Inc.
It is assumed that every student enrolling in Mississippi College agrees to conduct themselves in a manner conducive to the highest sort of mental and moral development in keeping with the ideals and traditions of the University. Personal misconduct either on or off the campus by anyone connected with Mississippi College detracts from the Christian witness Mississippi College strives to present to the world and hinders full accomplishment of the mission of the University.
As an institution pledged to the Christian principle of concern for others, the University enunciates a definite position on certain matters. Students who elect to attend the University, realizing its position on such matters, are expected to respect and abide by that position. Students who evidence an unwillingness or inability to conduct themselves in accord with University standards and any other rules and regulations of the University not specifically listed here, either on or off the campus, shall be subject to disciplinary action.
The faculty, administration, and Student Government Association cooperate in the student conduct process. Student participation in the conduct process is by allowance and not as a delegation of ultimate authority or responsibility. This procedure, it is hoped, will aid the students of Mississippi College to be judged by their peers, according to and by the rules, regulations, standards, and ideals of this institution, allowing them an opportunity to exercise self-discipline to the fullest extent possible.
In addressing an alleged violation of regulations or conduct deemed inconsistent with the ideals and standards of the institution, the University reserves the right to make any and all necessary investigations including, but not limited to, an on-premises investigation and inspection of any residence or living quarters on University property.
Disciplinary expulsion, suspension and probation may become a part of the permanent record. Parents or guardians may be notified of serious disciplinary action taken concerning their dependents. Rules and regulations are specifically listed in the Mississippi College Student Code of Conduct at www.mc.edu/studentcode.
Mississippi College is committed to the establishment of a completely DRUGFREE environment in the lives of each student enrolled for any and all study at the University, or involved in any way in any Mississippi College program.
The use, possession, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students at Mississippi College is expressly forbidden and the same shall not be tolerated on any property owned or controlled by Mississippi College, nor shall the same be tolerated at or as a part of any activity undertaken at or under the direction or supervision of Mississippi College.
Illicit drugs shall be defined to include any use, possession, distribution, sale, manufacture, or evidence of consumption of narcotics, controlled substances or illegal drugs on or off Mississippi College property, or at a Mississippi College-sponsored events or programs in accordance with federal, state, and local laws.
Any violations of the provisions of this notice, or of any statements of a similar nature published by Mississippi College, relative to illicit drugs, will result in disciplinary action which may include expulsion, suspension, mandatory successful completion of approved rehabilitation programs, and/or probation, any of which may become a part of the permanent record of the person violating or breaching any expression of this statement or similar published University rules and/or regulations.
Additionally, the University expressly reserves the right to refer any person violating this or similar regulations to the appropriate law enforcement officials for prosecution for violation of civil and/or criminal laws, as authorized by The DRUGFREE Schools and Communities Act of 1989.
For details, see the Drug-free Environment statement distributed annually, and the Commitment to Drug Free Environment section of The Tomahawk.