Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Oppresive Regulations of Southern Adventist University

The numerous arbitrary and oppresive rules enforced here at SAU really piss me off.
To list a few:
  1. In the new Wellness Center, sleeveless shirts are not allowed. Despite a prime view of shirtless men at the pool, the academic staff believes that sleeveless shirts on the gym floor promote "unchristian" values.
  2. Although mustard and pepper are not provided at any of the food venues, these items are sold at the Village Market (proudly owned and operated by SAU). This regulation is traced to literal, out-of-context interpretations of Ellen White's writings. Although the majority of the faculty do not believe in literal interpretation, the wealthy benefactors of the university do.
  3. Beyond trivialities, Southern Adventist University stifles spiritual maturation. Instead of providing opportunities for students to formulate ideas themselves, ideas are indoctrinated through propaganda in required worships. If the University wants to uphold its supposed commitment to spiritual growth, they must give room for growth.
So why would these seemingly obvious regulations still be in effect? The wealthy benefactors of the school (McKee, Hulsey, etc.) ensure that these regulations are implemented. As a result, the administrators of this school are nothing more than puppets. They are not concerned with the well being of the students.


  1. True that. I hate Bill Wohlhers and his inability to relate to college age kids. There is no reason to keep us locked up in the fortress(Talge).

  2. Sorry I ment to say college age adults.

  3. life is what you make it. keepin adults from making thier own rational decisions only delays the maturing that will now have to take place when they get married and start their job. instead of teaching responsability they teach blind obedience to a flawed system designed with the intent of protection but only breeding ignorance. way to go sau

  4. you know what I hate? That everyone at southern feels the need to spread everyone's business around to everyone else when they are doing things just as bad if not worse. And then the innocent people get in trouble for it.

  5. 1. I actually think that's a good thing, because if i'm exercising (and i'm female) and I see a good looking guy with his muscles and all, i wouldn't be thinking about exercise anymore. So that is helpful for some people. What's so wrong with them asking you to put on some clothes?

    2. At least they make mustard and pepper available to you, and I think that's because the Village Market isn't only for the students; people in the community shop there, and i know that whenever my family comes to visit, they shop there, so it wouldn't be right not to sell those for them.

    3. Have you ever thought that maybe they're trying to help you grow spiritually by requiring these worships? I know that with the amount of work I have, I would never be able to make time for worship on my own.

  6. Are you kidding me?
    I hate the fact that Southern is more strict than my parents....and more so than many others' parents too.

    Additionally, about the mustard and pepper. I've actually had lengthy conversations about these issues with Doug Frood and Sherri Schoonard. When asked who would be offended if we began serving these items, both couldn't come up with a decent answer.

  7. To the female who made that comment about you staring at a good looking guy with muscles so you're saying it's a bad thing. News flash, women is suppose to look at men. This is college, apparently you haven't crossed the mind that this school isn't suppose to treat us like children since SAU is not high school. Also, worship should be on a volunteer basis, Christ never forced worship on anyone.

  8. You could bring your own pepper to the cafeteria as a classmate of mine did at AUC back in the early 70s. But it would only serve to excite your "animalistic propensities," to use a EGW phrase.

  9. I'm sorry for the lady who apparently cannot focus if she sees a shirtless male, and who additionally feels she is unable to make time for God on her own. These are "issues" you will have to face daily once you have graduated. You really should get used to forming opinions and making decisions on your own. Otherwise, you will experience a serious amount of culture shock and will be unable to balance life as a proper adult should.