Student Life &
One of the distinctive characteristics about Southern Catholic College
is its residential life program. By living on campus, students become
members of a residential community. As community members, students have a
chance to shape their living environment through their participation in a
wide variety of cultural, academic, and social recreational activities and
programs. Through a strong residential life program, it is hoped that
students will develop new interests, broader perspectives, increased
self-awareness, and enhanced interpersonal skills.
Successful group living is dependent on cooperation and the responsible
exercise of personal freedom. Each member of a community needs to be aware
of his or her rights and privileges, and be prepared to act in ways which
do not infringe on the rights and privileges of others. The right to study
and sleep in one’s own room has the highest priority at all times.
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universities are essential to the growth of the whole Church and to the
development of Christian culture and human progress."
-Pope John Paul II
Catholic College believes strongly in the dignity and worth of the individual and
will create an atmosphere conducive for a healthy mind, body, and soul.
The college experience should be challenging, rewarding, educational, and
fun. Student life will encourage activities that uplift the individual
while glorifying God and all creation.
full range of intramural athletic competition will be offered; a new
gym and first-rate workout facilities will help students remain
athletics, including cross-country, soccer, and basketball will
eventually allow students the opportunity to compete against
themselves and other schools.
student organizations will allow opportunities for leadership and
community building. National student organizations like COMPASS,
Intercollegiate Studies Institute, and the Pre-Law Society will help
Southern Catholic students network with students from across the
country. A wide variety of social
activities will create friendships and promote community.
time, a full range of creative and performing arts, including drama,
music appreciation, chorus, and art history will allow for
self-expression and self-exploration.
student retreat center will provide opportunities for weekends of
reflection, relaxation, and spiritual growth. Daily Mass will be
offered and significant feast days will be celebrated as part of the
trips into Atlanta will include visits to Braves games, the
Shakespeare Tavern, MLK historical site, CNN, and other points of
interest found in the largest city in the southeast.
natural beauty of the North Georgia mountains will offer a unique
campus experience. Students can explore Amicolola Falls, the
Appalachian Trail, and numerous state and national parks, all within
short driving distance from campus.
part of the graduation requirement, all students will complete an
extracurricular challenge that includes an internship, an
intercultural experience, a community service project, and leadership
addition to structured activities, Southern Catholic College's nurturing
environment will challenge students to think for themselves as they pursue
Catholic College will provide students with on-going opportunities for public
service and community involvement.
will organize and carry out their own service projects through
homeless shelters, Spring Break Campaigns, Meals on Wheels, or
possibly their own chapter of Habitat for Humanity.
Catholic College will also focus on community issues through its Community
Advancement Program. The program's purpose is to propose solutions to
the crisis of community that exists at all levels of society-family,
church, school, work, city, state, nation and world
interdisciplinary programs, seminars, research, and special speakers, the
Community Advancement Program will serve as a network and support system
for programs all over campus that prepares competent, adaptable citizens.