63 thoughts on “Student Services”

  1. Who gets that job? On a different subject everytime I try to see comments or comment myself this site opens a Facebook link. Im not sure why but I have to keep refreshing to be able to comment

    1. I’ve had this same problem – though, strangely, not today. It seems the entire page has been turned into one big “like” button for FB. There are small gaps for things like the hovertext and links, but good luck finding the correct spots. I’ve resorted to right clicking – if it allows the option to open link in new tab, then I’ve hit an actual link spot. If it’s part of the “like” button I’ve hit, the right click brings up something else. I’m glad I’m not the only one, but now I’m really wondering if Dar-El has sold out or something… And yet today it’s fine *rolls eyes*

      1. I had put in the fix a couple days ago but I think some people had old versions of page code cached up in their browsers.

        If anybody is seeing this please do a hard refresh (Control+F5) and see if that takes care of it.


  2. It’s a constant battle with your “thought life” at that school. Cringe – I hate that phrase, “thought life.” Bite me

    1. Suggest any alternatives to using that phrase. I use it myself because I think it communicates best what I am trying to describe.

      1. There’s nothing wrong with it inherently – conjures memories of fundy sermons that make you feel guilty for living and breathing

      2. “Intellectual life” or “life of the mind” wouldn’t quite communicate the distinctive ethos of BJU…

    2. Dear Dwelling in Imladris:

      When I was at Snob Clones Perversity, an active thought life was the only deviance allowed. You were perfectly free to think your own thoughts. But you’d better not express them. And you’d better not hold those thoughts with a hint of attitude. In fact, you’d best look and act very zealous about everything that happens at Snob Clones. You wouldn’t want people to get the idea that your fake halo was slipping…

      Christian Socialist

      PS: Remember: SCP neither asks nor expects total agreement about classes, professors and chapel speakers or any other aspect of SC campus life. But don’t betray any hint of dissent. Snob Clones wants to be known as a ‘Christian’ school…

  3. With perks like that it’s difficult to understand how their enrollment keeps plummeting.

    1. I’ve been wondering about their enrollment and the enrollment at PCC. Any credible source to find numbers on these schools? Thanks.

  4. I wonder how many students have to repress their laughter so they are not accused of perverted thinking.
    I also wonder how many students know what BJ stands for other than Bob Jones. I mean fundies attempt to shelter their children through home schooling and only letting them be part of church activities, are there fundies who would never get the innuendo?

    1. I swear, I didn’t know that BJ stood for anything other than Bob Jones until the summer before my senior year.

    2. In the 1970s we had BJ Honeycutt from MASH, and BJ and the Bear, so i have to assume the innuendo wasn’t as widely known then.

    3. I always heard it referred to as BJ growing up, and I was sheltered enough that I was in my late 20’s before someone (my boyfriend at the time, now my husband) explained the innuendo.

  5. I’ve always thought a great advertising pitch would be “BJ University – Where All Finals Are Oral”. And yes, I am ashamed of myself.

  6. I get the main point.

    But I do have a question: What does a “Students’ Society Office” do?

    Or, what is a “Students’ Society Office”?

    1. Fraternities and sororities are called societies at Bob Jones. Societies at BJU are historically sports oriented since there weren’t sports teams that represented the school until recently. There were also ministry outreach through societies (but not the type of “ministry” the name implies! ).

      1. So, what the sign should say (leaving aside it’s first line) is “Student Societies Office.”

        1. Or, Students’ Societies Office. Notice the apostrophe at the end of the word. The sign places the apostrophe correctly but you’re right–there is more than one society on campus, I’m sure.

          And sad to say, “it’s” is a contraction of “it is.” “Its” is the possessive form of “it.”

        2. That’s what auto-correction screwed me on. It autocorrects its to it’s.

        3. I don’t like Students’ Societies Office. Just as we refer to Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, I prefer Student Societies.

  7. I wouldn’t go inside that office unless I knew who was working at that time. Could get an ugly, er, receptionist.

  8. Ooooh, mmyyyy! Definitive proof that I can still channel my inner twelve year old, who is giggling madly.

  9. I don’t know where I have been all these years, but thanks for enlightening my dirty mind…

  10. After six years of military service I found myself at 1700 Wade Hampton Blvd and it never occurred to me that BJ was anything other than Bob Jones…all things being equal.

    I’m not on board here, sorry.

    Hey, speaking of SPAM, did you hear By 2003, Spam was sold in 41 countries on six continents and trademarked in over 100 countries. In 2007, the seven billionth can of Spam was sold?


    1. Yup. Call me sheltered, ignorant, naive, or what. BJ was just “Bob Jones.”

      And it still is.

      They have a lot to answer for. But this is not one of those things. I am not comfortable joking about the name like this.

      I never have been okay with joking about people’s names. I was on the butt end of such jokes as a kid.

      1. Yeah, but…With a name like ‘rtgmath…’ I mean, people are people. Blame your mom…. 🙂

        1. Seriously Framp? Rtgmath’s parents did not name him that. It is an assumed name because he is in the Jehovah’s Wit-I mean the Witness Protection Program.

          the Admiral

      2. Understood, rtg. Obviously in this context most of us are thinking of it as a college name. Can we assume that when the college was founded those initials did not have that connotation? It would be awkward to change its name after all these years.

        the Admiral

      3. I knew a guy who, while in the Air Force, knew an officer named Capt. Wanker. Of course they had to station him in the UK.

  11. If BJU’s namesake was unjustly imprisoned, what would the protesters signs say?

    the Admiral

  12. See, the problem is that EVERYONE outside of Fundystan finds this hilarious. I always tell people I went to “a conservative Christian university in South Carolina” because “I went to BJU” just triggers raised eyebrows and giggles. It’s not poor Bob Jones’s fault for being named that, but it’s still so awkward. I just give my vague answer and hope they don’t ask.

    1. And “I went to Bob Jones University” is no help because people immediately say, “So… B… J… Wait… No way. That can’t be real. Is it real? You’re serious? Do they KNOW?”

  13. While emphasizing the innuendo in the school’s name is vulgar, the school itself has always had a solution available: Robert Jones University.

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