Welcome to the Student Life section of Alice Lloyd College’s website. These pages will give you a comprehensive view of the College’s policies, programs, and support systems outside of the classroom. You can check out details about the student conduct code, the various intercollegiate and intracollegiate activities available, student publications, info about life on campus, programs for first-time freshmen, campus safety, existing clubs and organizations, information about social events, and more.
As a liberal arts institution, Alice Lloyd College is concerned with the education of the total person. The quality of student life plays an integral role in the intellectual, social, emotional, physical and spiritual growth of each individual student. From the initial contact by the College’s Admissions Office through graduation, we seek to provide an orderly series of activities and services that assists the student’s passage through the academic process. The various services and programs provided through the Student Services Office supports the educational process by fostering maturity, emphasizing responsibility, and developing self-confidence and self-worth.
From its inception, Alice Lloyd College has placed the highest value on educating the whole person. The name of the community, Pippa Passes, originated from an epic poem by Robert Browning called Pippa Passes. Pippa was a poor mill child who passed through the surrounding villages singing the lyrics that ultimately changed the troubled lives she encountered. This great work became a symbol for one of the purposes of this institution: “the influence of unconscious good upon the world.”
It was the genius of Alice Lloyd and co-founder June Buchanan to see that the spirit of learning prevailed both in and out of the classroom, forming the basis of character education. “The Christian Forum,” which required students to discuss ethical and moral issues, life’s purposes and goals, and Christian standards of conduct were all significant in the total education experience. Leadership and service – defined as maturity, responsibility, and a positive attitude, all derived from a Christian ethic in a non-sectarian environment – were part of character building.
Today, this tradition remains as a central focus of Alice Lloyd College and is reflected in the leadership of its staff, student activities, Student Work Program, the Caney Convocation Series, a special leadership course required of freshman students, and high standards of conduct, dress and attitude.
Students and parents alike are reminded of the College’s philosophy during orientation sessions. It is hoped that students who have been exposed to the Alice Lloyd College experience will not only be intellectually equipped to continue their pursuit of learning, but also prepared as responsible citizens for a life of service.
Campus & Community Life
The Alice Lloyd College campus is a community that can contribute to the growth of all individuals, encouraging high standards of conduct and attitude.
Students have the right to speak freely, to exchange thoughts and opinions, to engage in discussion, and to make inquiries, subject only to the right of the College to make reasonable rules and regulations related thereto.
The College has a supervisory role in that all individuals in the community are expected to respect institutional standards and respect the rights of others.
To promote this atmosphere, Alice Lloyd College, as a private institution, reserves the right to establish certain policies, rules and regulations, many of which are published in The Student Handbook. Students are expected to be familiar with them and the spirit of the institution. Failure to observe the policies and regulations may result in disciplinary action including fines, incident reports, social probation, suspension, or expulsion from the College.
An integral part of a complete college experience is the development of a sense of responsibility and self-discipline. In order to enhance this development, every attempt is made to provide students with independence and the opportunity to make decisions on their own. Student life at Alice Lloyd College requires maturity of values and willing compliance with the requirements of community living. Toward these ends, the Student Services staff (supported by the president) is generally responsible for the maintenance of the student community in harmony with the purpose of the College.
Students are expected to conduct themselves both on and off campus as responsible members of a community and to demonstrate courtesy and respect for others. Abusive behavior, offensive language, theft, sexual conduct inconsistent with the high standards of the College, or placing a fellow member of the community in jeopardy in any way will not be tolerated.
Consistent with the tradition and philosophy of Alice Lloyd College are high standards of conduct and attitude. The attitudes of members of this community are reflected in the manner of speaking, in consideration of others’ property, in appropriate dress for the occasion at hand, in the quality of relationships and in excellence of work performed.
Students may be informed of regulations not printed in The Student Handbook which also apply.
Alice Lloyd College has a long-standing tradition of emphasizing development of the total person and a commitment to personal and community enhancement. As members of the campus community, students are expected to dress modestly and appropriately for various occasions.
The College recognizes that “modest” or “appropriate” is often loosely defined in society at large. Therefore, the following guidelines are offered to assist students in choosing suitable dress:
Professional Day (Tuesday) Dress:
Professional dress will be required of all students on central campus until 2:00 p.m. every Tuesday and for all convocation programs. Central campus includes all of the campus buildings with the exception of the gym, maintenance building, fitness center, and the residence halls.
Note: Professional Dress is defined as attire appropriate for professional business presentation or job interviews.
Professional Dress for Men (all items listed together must coordinate) consists of:
- Business suit, dress shirt (tucked in), tie, belt, dress socks and coordinating dress shoes or boots.
- Sport coat, dress slacks, dress shirt (button-down long/short sleeve, tucked in), belt, tie, dress socks and coordinating dress shoes or boots
- Polished lace-up or slip on shoes
- Polished dress or western boots
Professional Dress for Women (all items listed together must coordinate) consists of:
- Business pantsuit (matching jacket/pants), blouse, hosiery/matching trouser socks, and appropriate dress shoes.
- Business skirt suit, blouse, nylons, and appropriate dress shoes.
- Business dress with sleeves or coordinating jacket, nylons, and appropriate dress shoes.
- Dress shoes with heel no higher than 2″
- Professional open-toed shoes with/without a back strap and with heels no higher than 2”
- Knee-length dress boots with heel no higher than 2”
Casual attire will be permitted on central campus at any time with the exception of professional day (Tuesdays until 2:00 p.m.). Students are asked to use reasonable discernment with regard to casual dress. Casual attire includes jeans, sweat suits, and walking shorts (which are past mid-thigh and in good taste).
Notations and Exceptions:
- The College requires that all students remove their hats/caps when entering the cafeteria, classrooms or at special functions such as convocations.
- Casual attire is allowed for breakfast any day of the week.
- With the exception of professional day, students will be permitted to wear nylon sweats or walking shorts during the noon meal.
- Clothing with slogans or artwork which the College deems to be inappropriate will not be permitted on campus.
- Hairstyles and jewelry are to be modestly selected as determined by the Dean of Students. Earrings on males and facial or body rings on males or females are not allowed.
All other standards of student conduct can be found in The Student Handbook.
Where to Go For:
Resources About Appalachia – McGaw Library and Learning Center
Books/Magazines — Bookstore, McGaw Library and Learning Center
Bookstore — Davis Student Center – 1st Floor (Books, Supplies)
Career Information — Director of Career Services, Department Heads, Faculty Advisor
Classes / Problems with Classes — Instructor, Tutor, Academic Dean
Community Service Work — Student Life Staff, Work-Study Staff, Baptist Collegiate Ministries
Counseling — Director of Counseling, Student Retention Counselor
Course Changes — Faculty Advisor (June Buchanan Alumni Center)
Dorm Problems — R.A., Head Resident
Financial Aid Questions — Financial Aid Director (June Buchanan Alumni Center, 1st Floor)
Getting Involved — President of Student Body / Student Government Association
Health Care Information – Infirmary (Davis Student Center, 2nd Floor), Student Life Staff
Homesickness — R.A., Head Resident, Counselor / Student Retention Counselor
Leaving School — Registrar’s Office
Mail — Post Office (Davis Student Center, 2nd Floor)
Maintenance Problems in Dorms — R.A., Housing Director
Meals/Food — Hunger Din (Davis Student Center, 1st Floor):
Breakfast: 7:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Saturday Brunch: 10:30–Noon
Lunch: 11:30 –1:30 p.m.
Dinner: 5:30 –7:00 p.m.
Saturday Dinner: 5:30 -7:00 p.m.
Sunday Brunch: 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
NOTE: Students may also visit Miss Irma’s Café, which is in Cushing Hall.
Placement & Job Opportunities — Director of Career Services
Parking Regulations — Student Handbook, Printed Regulations
Personal Problems –R.A., Counselor / Student Retention Counselor
R.A. (Difficulties with) — Head Resident
Recreation – Davis Student Center, Grady Nutt Athletic Center Gym
Roommate (Problems with) — Student Life Staff
Study (Tips, How to) — Tutor, Instructor, Bridge Program Coordinator
Student Government — Student Body President, Director of Student Activities
Theft — Security Officer (Pippa Passes Police Department), Head Resident, R.A.
Tutoring — Coordinator of Tutorial Services
Work-Study Checks — Business Office (June Buchanan Alumni Center, 1st Floor)
Director of Student Work Program — Bettinger Center