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Birmingham-Southern College





Educational Resources

Libraries

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 282,934 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 1,215 current serial subscriptions.
  • 47,205 microforms.
  • 27,308 Audio/Visual items.
  • 27,503 e-books.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 510 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 50 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 60 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 100 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 300 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 400 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, health service, health insurance, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 79% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 20% of housing units are Singles.
  • 75% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 0% of housing units are Triples.
  • 5% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 21 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 5% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 62% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 75% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Art exhibits, theatre productions, dance performances, basketball games, on-campus concerts, Greek sponsored events
  • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 84 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Epsilon Delta, Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Sigma Lambda, Delta Mu Delta, Beta Beta Beta, Beta Gamma Sigma, Kappa Delta Epsilon, Kappa Mu Epsilon, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Gamma, Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Kappa Lambda, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Who's Who in American Universities and Colleges.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Baptist Campus Ministries, Catholic Campus Mnistries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Wesley Fellowship, Weekly Chapel Service
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Black Student Union, Indian Cultural Organization, International Student Organization, Muslim Student Association
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Allies, American Chemical Society, American Marketing Association, Association for Computing Machinery, Concert Choir, Conservancy, Gospel Choir, College Democrats, College Republicans, Global Studies Association, Hilltop Singers, Institute of Management Accounts, Martial Arts Club, Prelaw Society, Psychology Club, Quest II, Southern Chorale, Southern Outdoor Recreation, Southern Research Association, Student Government Association, Alpha Phi Omega, Civitan Club, Circle K, Honor Council, Ivy League, President's Student Service Organization, Residence Hall Association, Service Learning, Student Alumni Association, Students Offering Support, Triangle Club, 'Southern Stars, Student Athlete Advisory Committee
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Hilltop News (monthly), Quad Literary magazine (annual), Southern Accent Yearbook (annual), Southern Academic Review (annual), Leadership Studies Journal (annual)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Birmingham (5)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Birmingham (3)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Birmingham (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 88% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is not available.
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 6 fraternities
  • 6 fraternity houses
  • 44% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 8 sororities
  • 7 sorority houses
  • 51% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • Navy ROTC: Not offered
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Samford University)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited






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