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materials and apparatus ample for the courses offered in general,
inorganic, organic, analytic, and physical chemistry. The stock
of chemicals is representative, containing all the common com-
pounds for experimental work and much material for special
investigation. The equipment and supplies are replenished and
improved each year.

Physics Laboratory

The Physics Laboratory, situated on the second floor of Memo-
rial Hall, is being newly equipped with apparatus requisite and
adequate for the courses offered.

Surveying and Drawing

Instruments required for work in surveying and drawing are

The Museum

For several years a room, known as the Mission Room, has
contained a fine collection of Japanese and Chinese exhibits which
has not been opened for public inspection. In various places about
the building several collections of Natural History objects have
been stored away in cases.

With the purpose of preserving these fine collections more per-
fectly and also having them open to the public, a large room ad
jacent to the Mission Room has been arranged to receive these
scattered collections, and an adequate museum has thus been
adapted to exhibition purposes.

A large and valuable collection of shells, accurately classified
received through bequest of the late Miss Victoria Jackson, o:
Bowling Green, Kentucky, is now prominently displayed in the
new room.

Through the generosity of Mrs. I. H. Goodnight, of Franklin
Kentucky, a large and valuable collection of geological specimens
together with many rare articles of foreign art which belonged tc
her son, has been added to the Museum. As a memorial to Mr
Goodnight, the new room has been designated as the Hoy Good-
night Memorial Room. A valuable collection of silverware anc
coins from many foreign countries has been recently added by Mrs

Many biological and geological specimens are included in thes<
collections, making them of great value in the scientific work o
the college as well as of general interest to the community.

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The University Gymnasium is located on the first floor of
lemorial Hall. It is equipped for basketball and other indoor
)orts. Adequate seating capacity is provided for spectators.

Athletic Fields

The University has a large regulation size football and baseball
eld with bleachers and grandstand of adequate size.

The University also maintains three tennis courts and a golf
)urse for the enjoyment and use of the students.


Tabulation of Tuition and Fees by Semesters

Tuition, fees, and deposits in the College of Arts and Science
are as follows:

General Fees

1st sem. 2nd se*

Tuition for sixteen semester hours $ 50.00 $ 50. 1

Additional hours, per hour 5.00 5. 1

University Fee 10.00 10.C

Student Activities 10.00

Diploma Fee (Senior year) 7.1

Additional fees, as set forth below, are required of students w
take laboratory courses. Chemistry, Biology, or Physics may

Laboratory Fees

Biology $ 5.00 $ 5.<

Chemistry 7.50 7.

Mechanical Drawing 5.00 5

Physics 5.00 5.

Surveying 5.00 5.1

Breakage Deposit, Chemistry (returnable) 5.00

School of Law

Tuition $100.00 $100.1

University Fee 10.00 lO.f

Student Activities 10.00

Library Fee 12.50 12.

Diploma Fee (Senior Semester) ' 5.

Special Course in Business

Tuition $ 50.00 $ 50

University Fee 10.00 10

Student Activities 10.00

Typewriting, Shorthand, Accounting, when not

taken, with regular course 15.00 15!

Diploma Fee 7|

School of Music

Private Lessons (Two lessons a week of 30 minutes each)
Piano, with Dean $ 40.00 $ 4(

Class Lessons (Two hours a week)

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1st sem. 2nd sem.

istory and Theoretical Subjects $ 15.00 $ 15.00

rivate Lessons (one hour a week) 45.00 45.00

iano Rent, one hour a day $ 4.50 $ 4.50

wo or more hours a day, per hour 3.00 3.50


! ertincates $ 5.00

iplomas 5.00

egrees 7.50

Disciplinary Fees and Fines

Fees and fines for unnecessary delay and for other delinquencies
*e charged as follows:

or late registration (after date set forth in catalogue) __$ 2.00

ate payment of tuition after tenth day of registration 5.00

or change of course after first week of registration 1.00

fecial and extra examinations 2.00

reakage deposit, dormitory (returnable) 5.00

Estimated Expenses for the Year

uition $100.00

niversity fee 20.00

oomrent college dormitories, double room, each student- 65.00

oard in Dormitory 167.50

oard in D ormitory per calendar month 20.00

pproximate total of college bills :

Dr the student not taking Music, Expression or Home
Economics 372.50


It is the desire of the University authorities to make the dormi-

ries self-supporting and expenses must be adjusted to the current

'ices of the community.
Jj The room rent, which includes the cost of fuel and lights, is
•tyable strictly in advance for the semester. The charge for a

)uble room is $32.50 per semester for each student.

Students in the dormitories must furnish their own toilet

tides, electric lamps, and bulbs, four single sheets for 3x6-foot
" >ds, one pillow, two pillow cases, and necessary blankets; also

ble napkins.

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All out-of-town students attending the University, except thos
who are married and accompanied by husband or wife, shall t
required to live in the University dormitories until the dormitorii
are rilled to capacity, and then they shall live only in such houst
as are approved by the University authorities.



All students who room in the dormitories are required to boai
in the college, also, but students who have rooms off the campi
will be accepted as boarders.

There will be no deduction for table board, except for continuoi
absence of two weeks. It is not possible to make deductions f»
absences of a day at a time, even when they occur several tim
during a month.

The rates will be the same for the young ladies as for the youi
men. Careful supervision of the young ladies will be provide
so that parents may be assured of most desirable home surroun
ings for their daughters.

It is the purpose to make the dormitories as homelike as possib]
It is understood, therefore, that each student who accepts a pla
in the dormitories agrees to abide by the ordinary requirements
gentlemanly or ladylike behavior, remembering that each is b
one of a family and that others have rights that must be respecte

It is also understood that the privileges of the dormitories a
granted only on the condition that any form of hazing is strict
prohibited and that each student is absolutely protected in
rights of his own room.

Special Regulations

Students will be held responsible for any damage to Universi
property that may occur through their actions.

Young ladies who do not live in their own homes are required
take meals in the University dining hall.

Students desiring to arrange for room and board out in town i
required to consult with the Advisory Committee before su
arrangements will be accepted.

Scholarship and Self-Help

The available work for self-help students is limited; therefc
it is necessary that students, who desire to pay part of their
penses by self-help, file applications with the Registrar. Schol
ship and self-help students are required to room and board in

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irmitory. It is the purpose of the administration to give aid to
udents who have insufficient funds to pay their actual expenses.
Inisters, students for the ministry or missionary service, and the
ildren of ministers, or missionaries, shall receive a discount of
ty per cent on tuition in the College of Arts and Sciences,
udents for the ministry, or missionary work, must present en-
•rsement from the proper authorities of their church. Such
udents will also be required to sign a pledge to return the amount
mitted to them in case they fail to enter the active work of
inisterial or missionary service upon leaving the University or
thin three years thereafter.

Refunding of Fees

No payments will be refunded to students who are dismissed or
spended or who leave the University for any reason, except in
se of illness involving absence for more than half of a semester,
d then not more than half of the proportionate charge for such
riod of absence will be refunded. Under no circumstances will
e University fee be refunded.

Students working in any of the laboratories are required to
posit $5.00 as a breakage fee. The unused portion of this
*iount will be refunded at the close of the year, or semester.




The authorities of the University believe that college spirit ac
student activities have an important function in the social, cu
tural, and intellectual development of personality. Self-expressk
is one of the aims of a college education. In order to guarant*
this larger development of personality, the faculty cooperates
the promotion and supervision of important student organizatioi
and activities.

Athletics. Cumberland University believes in clean and whol
some intercollegiate and intra-mural sports. The authorities insi
that all members of teams must maintain a well-defined standa
of scholarship and morality.

Debates and Orations. The University is a member of t'
Tennessee Oratorical League and in addition trains debaters ai
orators for several other intercollegiate contests.

Fraternities, Sororities, and Clubs. The faculty believ
that fraternities and sororities may be excellent means of soa
fellowship and development if certain fixed moral and scholast
standards are obeyed. Representatives of student social, scholast
religious, athletic, and class organizations constitute the Stude:
Welfare Council, which defines and enforces certain ideals ai
standards which are suggested by the faculty and the Board
Trustees. With such cooperation and supervision, the studer
are able to derive not only much pleasure in comradeship but a]
great social values. The following organizations are on the cai
pus: Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Lambda Chi Alpha, and Delta Kap
Phi are the social fraternities; Sigma Delta Kappa is the lej
fraternity; Sigma Delta Sigma and Delta Phi Omega are the s<
orities; the "C" Club and the International Relations Club.

Literary Socieites. In the Law School there are three acti
literary societies: Caruthers, Philomathean and Andrew
Martin; in the college, the Amassagassean and the Hypatian.

Lyceum and Lectures. The University furnishes a lycei
course consisting of three excellent numbers given at intervals d
ing the year. Several noted lecturers are called to supplement 1
cultural and inspirational features.

Student Publications. The students of the University publ
the "Cumberland Collegian," a weekly paper, during the ye
and the "Phoenix," the annual, at the close of the University ye
Both of these publications offer opportunities for literary workm;
ship to students who have merited the privilege of participation!
their production.

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Religious Services

The atmosphere and ideals of the University are thoroughly
hristian. Chapel services are held in Memorial Hall for college
;udents. An assembly of both college and law students is held
i Caruthers Hall once each week. Attendance at these services

required. One unexcused absence from any of these services
ill count as two absences from class. Five unexcused absences

the college will cause a deduction of one credit hour from the
ork of one semester. More than six unexcused absences in the
aw School during one semester will necessitate the completion of
;quired work in a succeeding semester before a degree will be

The University conducts annually a Week of Prayer for stu-
imts. An outstanding minister leads these services which all
udents are required to support and to attend. This regulation is
3t enforced in a spirit of dogmatism or coercion, but with the
tutual understanding that students who enter pledge themselves
> abide by the standards and requirements of the institution
om which they expect to be graduated.


All entrance credentials and correspondence relating to admis
sion should be directed to the Registrar, Cumberland University
Lebanon, Tennessee.

The admission requirements of the various schools of Cumber
land University will be found in detail elsewhere in this catalogue
The proper blanks for application for admission will be furnishec
by the registrar on request. No student will be allowed to matricu
late in any school of the University until acceptable credential
have been filed.

Dates are appointed in the Academic Calendar for matriculatioi
and registration. Applicants for admission whose credentials hav
been approved and former students who are returning to th'
University are urged to present themselves on these days. Worl
begins promptly, and absences are charged from the first meetin;
of each class.

A fee of two dollars will be charged late registrants during th
first two days after registration period. After that a fee of thre
dollars will be charged. After ten days have elapsed no studeq
will be allowed to register without special permission from th
President. The first step in registration is the selection of a cours
under the guidance of the Dean of the School in which registratio
is sought. A card showing this course of study and cards contair
ing other necessary information must be filed with the Registra:
The student may then complete his registration by paying tuitio
and other charges at the office of the University Secretary. A d(
tailed statement of the amounts charged for tuition and fees in tr.
various schools will be found elsewhere.

Tuition and other fees are payable in advance by the semeste
Board may be paid monthly. Applicants are not enrolled in classc
nor considered students of the University until all charges ha-\
been paid or satisfactory arrangements made with the Universit
Secretary. They are advised to have at hand sufficient funds f<
the necessary expenses. Tuition and other fees are not returnable <
transferable, and students withdrawing or being dismissed from tl
University will not be entitled to any refund of tuition or other fee


Admission to Courses Leading to Degrees

There are two modes of admission to the courses of the Unive
sity leading to degrees: (a) by examination, (b) by certificate.


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Admission by Examination

The Entrance Committee conducts annually an examination for
dmission in September. All students planning to enter by ex-
mination must arrange to be present on these dates, since no
ther opportunities for examination are offered. There is no fee
harged for the examination. An applicant for admission by ex-
mination must pass examinations in fifteen units of high school
/ork, not less than twelve of which must be in the following group:
English, History, Mathematics, Science, and Foreign Language.

Admission by Certificate

An Applicant who desires to be admitted to the University must
resent official credentials.

Credentials which are accepted towards admission to the Univer-
sity become the property of the University and are kept permanently
n the files.

All certificates must be official. They must be made out and
igned by the superintendent, principal, school clerk, or some other
' fficial of the school, and mailed by him directly to the University
Registrar. This should be done as early as possible in the summer
r at least a month before the opening of any semester. A high
chool certificate form will be sent on application, and an applicant
aust use this rather than his own high school certificate.

Certificates from Secondary Schools in Tennessee

To be acceptable for admission a certificate from a Secondary
chool in Tennessee must be issued by a school rated as first grade
n the list of the State Department of Education. To be satisfac-
ory a certificate must give in detail the studies pursued, the num-
ber of recitations each week, the length of each recitation period,
nd the grades received. No certificate will be accepted from a
igh school unless the holder is a graduate. If the applicant is a
raduate of a school not on the approved list of the State Depart-
ment of Education, he should write to the University Registrar for

Certificates from Secondary Schools Outside of Tennessee

Certificates from secondary school outside of Tennessee on the
ist of the following accrediting agencies will be accepted for admis-
ion: North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools;
Commission on Accredited Schools of the Association of Colleges
end Secondary Schools of Southern States; New England College
Certificate Board.

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An applicant from the State of New York must present a
Regents' diploma for admission.

A certificate from a school on the accredited list of the leading
University or college of the state in which the school is located,
will also be accepted for admission.

Certificates from Colleges and Normal Schools

A certificate from a college or normal school must be an official
transcript of the student's record and should include the prepara-
tory units upon which the student entered, the courses pursued,
the credits attached to each, the grades received, and the number
of terms or semesters in residence. It must differentiate the credits
of the regular session from those of the summer session, and must
state the student is in good standing.

This transcript must be accompanied by a letter of honorable

Corrections to Certificates

All corrections to certificates must be made before registration
for the second semester. Corrections offered later than this will
be honored only by special action of the Entrance Committee.

Admission on Probation

If the credentials of an applicant show that his scholarship has
been of doubtful character, the Entrance Committee is authorized
to decline to admit him, or to admit him on probation for one
semester. If at any time during the semester it becomes evident
that his work in the classroom is unsatisfactory, the Entrance
Committee may cancel his registration.

The Entrance Committee may refuse college credits to a candi-
date admitted on probation.

Entrance Conditions

An applicant who is a graduate of a first class high school but
whose certificate does not fully meet the entrance requirements of
the college to which he seeks admission, will be conditioned in the
subjects in which he is deficient. I

Admission With Advanced Standing

An applicant who comes from an approved college and submits
through his college registrar an official and explicit transcript
describing his entrance credits, his courses of study and scholar-
ship, and giving evidence of good moral standing, will be admitted

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:o the University. If the applicant is deficient in high school units
;he deficit will be made up from his college credits.

If no high school units are presented, one full year of college
:redits (forty-five quarter or thirty semester hours) will be used
;o satisfy the entrance requirements.


Irregular Students

Some applicants who can meet all requirements for admission,
or special students admitted because of mature years, desire to
:onfine their attention to a restricted group of studies and do not
tfish to follow any regular course of study. The University does
lot desire to encourage work of this kind, but will permit it for
idequate reasons. To secure permission to become an irregular
student the applicant must present a petition to the Entrance
Committee giving very definite reasons for deviating from the
-egular course. In general it is expected that the irregular student
*dll complete his program of work within a year or resume the
•egular course.

Transient Students

A student in good standing in any recognized college who
lesires to take advantage of a limited number of courses at the
University, in the Summer Session, and who expects to return to
lis former college upon their completion, will be designated as
Transient Students. He will not be required to bring credits for
vork already completed, but must present:

(1) A statement from his dean or president that he is in good

(2) A statement that his work here will receive credit in his own

Admission after the Opening of the College Year

Registration of new students for the autumn semester will close
;he Monday following the beginning of classroom work. No appli-
:ant will be granted admission after that date.

Admission Pledge

Every applicant for admission to any school of the University
nust at his initial registration sign the matriculation pledge.
Failure to comply with this regulation will nullify an applicants
natriculation. This pledge is to be signed in a book especially


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provided for the purpose. This book will be open for signatures
during the registration period and applicants are to sign the pledge
as a part of their registration procedure.

Admission to Freshman Class

Graduates of accredited secondary schools may be admitted on
certificate and recommendation of the superintendent or principal,
provided this certificate shows the completion of at least fifteen
units of secondary work, as described below. "A unit represents
one year's study in any subject in a secondary school, constituting
approximately a quarter of a full year's work." The four-year
high school course is the basis of measurement. The length of the
school year is at least thirty-six weeks and the period of recitation
from forty to sixty minutes in length.

If a graduate does not present such a certificate from an ac-
credited secondary school, he will be required to take the College
Entrance Examinations, which are held in Memorial Hall the
second week in September. Applicants for admission should offer
fifteen units of secondary work including the following:

I. Prescribed Units

For the A.B. Degree

English 3 units

Algebra 1}4 units

Foreign Language 4 units

Plane Geometry 1 unit

History or Civics 1 unit

For the B.S. Degree

English 3 units

Algebra \}4 units

Plane and Solid

Geometry 1}4 units

Science 1 unit

II. Electives

Must be offered from the following list:
English 4th year, 1 unit
Greek, 2 or 3 units
Latin, 2, 3, or 4 units
French, 2, 3, or 4 units
German, 2, 3, or 4 units
Spanish, 2, 3, or 4 units
History, 1, 2, 3, or 4 units
Civics and Social Science, }4 or 1 unit
Advanced Algebra, }4 unit
Solid Geometry, }4 unit
Trigonometry, j/2 unit
Mechanical Drawing, }4 unit

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Chemistry, 1 unit
Physics, 1 unit
Biology, 1 unit
General Science, 1 unit
Botany, % unit
Physiology, ]/2 unit
Physiography, % unit
Agriculture, 2 units
Music, 2 units

Applicants for admission as candidates for the A.B. degree who
:annot offer four units in Foreign Language may be admitted with
the approval of the Dean to the Freshman class with a condition in
Foreign Language of one or two units, to be removed during fresh-
nan year.


The Marking System

The grades given by the University are:

A, 96-100; B, 86-95; C, 76-85; D, 66-75; E, 56-65; F, 55 or below
I, Incomplete.

K (credit) shall be used for work credited from other institutions;
and by the University Registrar only.

Quality Credits

A value in quality credits is assigned to each of these grades as

For each hour of A grade, 4 quality credits shall be allowed
For each hour of B grade, 3 quality credits shall be allowed
For each hour of C grade, 2 quality credits shall be allowed
For each hour of D grade, 1 quality credit shall be allowed
For each hour of K grade, quality credit shall be allowed
The grade of F receives neither quality credits nor hours.

The grade of E (conditioned) may be removed by the student
within a year, after which time, if not removed, credit will be lost
and the grade shall be recorded as F. If the condition is success-
fully removed the grade shall be recorded as D.

Quality Credits Required for Graduation

A candidate for degree must secure a ratio of at least 1.7(
between the quality credit secured and the number of hours of al
work undertaken in this University. In addition to the abov<
requirement a ratio of at least 1.75 shall be required on all worlj

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