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Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - Rulebreaker - 09-23-2017

First off- I find it oddly humorous and fitting that the abbreviation is FU.

Anyway...so name your FU or one you're familiar with and some stupid rules they imposed.

I have so so many. But I'll start with (in no particular order:

WCBC
1) lights out 10pm
2) no fading in your jean skirts (having to wear jean skirts instead of pants in the first place is a given. Toward the end of my prison sentence...I mean "edukashon"...we weren't even allowed to wear jean skirts unless we were working)
3)no more than 3 items on your dresser
4) signing in and signing out EVERY time you left campus: date, time out and in, where, with whom
5)parental permission to date someone after 3 dates
6) late fees on tuition when I was making installments with every paycheck as I worked my ass off approx 30 hrs a week while taking full class loads to pay for a worthless unaccredited degree. Thanks again for that btw.



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RE: Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - Miss TTU Runner-Up - 09-23-2017

TTU (less strict than many, I know)
Socks or hose at all times. Even weekends.
Had to electronically sign in and out of all chapel/church services,
Enforced devotional times.
Chaperone required for any dates where the couple was under age 21.

Crown (from what Mr. TTU tells me)
Girls could not leave campus alone. Guys could.
No denim shirts in chapel services (it was the 90's!)--this rule was created because of my husband


RE: Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - Campmeeting Liberal - 09-24-2017

Bob Jones University:

1. Had to wear a tie every day (girls had to wear dresses or dressy skirts everyday)
2. Would get an email or a slip in mailbox saying I had to appear before the discipline committee. This was like going to court. But the issue was that you didn't know why you were having to go. So you would stand in line for 20-45 mins. waiting your turn trying to figure out what they caught you doing and wondering if your ass was about to get shipped.
3. Chapel EVERY DAMNED DAY! (Except for Friday when you were required to go to your society [stupid Christian version of a frat/sorority] meeting which often, in mine at least, was about the same as going to chapel.
4. Demerits for being tardy (why I usually had to show up at the discipline committee).
5. Orientation (required of all freshman at the time) run by none other than JIM BERG.
6. Required attendance to Vespers every Sunday and to every concert or drama event and to every commencement event (BORING AS HELL).
7. Not allowed to go to the following: Hot Topic; Abercrombie and Fitch; Coffee Underground (a badass coffee shop in downtown Greenville which I frequent often now); churches that were not approved (i.e. church's that didn't adhere to BJU music standards, etc.)
8. No hand-holding
9. No dating without an approved chaperone
10. No going to the movies.
11. No wearing shorts off campus.
12. No movies over PG rating (even at your private home; which of course I followed haha).

One time I went with some buddies to a local club to play pool. It was basically a bar with a dance floor, 10-15 pool tables, mechanical bull, etc. I was IDed to enter and then had Xs put on my hand because I wasn't 21 yet. Well, I remember being worried that someone was going to ride through the parking lot and see my BJU parking sticker on the back of my car. These kinds of things were known to happen (usually some local church member of a BJU local fundy church spying on kids with BJU stickers). I just knew I was a goner. But nothing ever came of it. The whole thing was stupid. I was just trying to have a good time and play pool with some friends and instead I have to be worried that the Nazi SS are going to find me out.


RE: Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - Miss TTU Runner-Up - 09-24-2017

One Saturday morning at TTU, my roommate and I were walking to breakfast in our long denim skirts and sandals. We were stopped and sent back to our room because we were not wearing socks/hose. Did I mention it was Saturday?


Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - EnlightenedMK - 09-24-2017

Let me see which outlandish rules I can remember from reading the HBC handbook 15 years ago.

Boys were not allowed to grow facial hair while on campus. Their facial hair had to be fully grown and approved before they came on to campus.

No dyed hair even natural hair colors.

No faded Jean skirts or open toed shoes

Of course no movies. And you have to check in and check out.

And I've heard you have to sign an agreement to their statements of faith that essentially gives them the power to revoke your degree should you ever at anytime in the future stray from said beliefs.


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Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - Rulebreaker - 09-24-2017

(09-24-2017, 08:34 PM)EnlightenedMK Wrote: I've heard you have to sign an agreement to their statements of faith that essentially gives them the power to revoke your degree should you ever at anytime in the future stray from said beliefs.

Oh snap that's serious. But probably illegal...haha.

For some reason I feel I've heard of such a thing before. I certainly hope it's not cause I ever signed one. Not that my WCBC degree means a lot in the first place...so there is that small "comfort".



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Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - Rulebreaker - 09-24-2017

(09-24-2017, 08:34 PM)EnlightenedMK Wrote: No dyed hair even natural hair colors.

No faded Jean skirts or open toed shoes

No natural dyed hair either!? The faded jeans were same at WCBC but open toed shoes?! Craziness. Wonder what the rationale for that is. Are toes now a potential lustful turn on for men too?!?!



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Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - EnlightenedMK - 09-24-2017

(09-24-2017, 09:27 PM)Rulebreaker Wrote:
(09-24-2017, 08:34 PM)EnlightenedMK Wrote: No dyed hair even natural hair colors.

No faded Jean skirts or open toed shoes

No natural dyed hair either!? The faded jeans were same at WCBC but open toed shoes?! Craziness. Wonder what the rationale for that is. Are toes now a potential lustful turn on for men too?!?!



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Yes actually. If I remember right the rule came about because a young man confessed to a mentor that he was struggling with keeping his thoughts pure when girls wore open toed shoes.

I want to say there were rules about nail polish too but I can't remember for sure and might be making that up.

I know that freshmen weren't allowed to date and dating had to be approved by parents when it was allowed.


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RE: Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - Campmeeting Liberal - 09-24-2017

HI, BJU grad back again.

I remember returning from summer break my junior year. I checked my email and there in my box was a special form that was required to be filled out. It was a form that every student had to fill out. It asked if we had looked at porn over the summer months while we were out of school. It had a "yes" box and a "no" box. It said that if we answered "yes" we would have to undergo counseling, we wouldn't be allowed to return to the school until a probation period had been served, and our parents (and I think pastor) would be notified.

Can you imagine! How does a school ever get to that level of power and authority that they would send such an email? And I wonder how many people actually answered "yes"? Were their lives ruined?

Did this happen at your Fundy Us?


RE: Fundy U: Stupid Rules Edition - Miss TTU Runner-Up - 09-25-2017

(09-24-2017, 09:53 PM)Campmeeting Liberal Wrote: HI, BJU grad back again.

I remember returning from summer break my junior year. I checked my email and there in my box was a special form that was required to be filled out. It was a form that every student had to fill out. It asked if we had looked at porn over the summer months while we were out of school. It had a "yes" box and a "no" box. It said that if we answered "yes" we would have to undergo counseling, we wouldn't be allowed to return to the school until a probation period had been served, and our parents (and I think pastor) would be notified.

Can you imagine! How does a school ever get to that level of power and authority that they would send such an email? And I wonder how many people actually answered "yes"? Were their lives ruined?

Did this happen at your Fundy Us?

Oh my!  No, I don’t think that happened at TTU, although “accountability” was really big.  I pretty much hate that word now.