Life on the campus at ABC begins with an orientation held just prior to the start of the every semester. During this time, every effort is made to acquaint the new student with the facilities, policies, and regulations of the college. American Baptist College has a variety of organizations, committees, and activities in which students can further develop their gifts and talents. Involvement in these groups allows students to develop their leadership, social justice advocacy, teamwork and critical thinking skills. If there is not already a club in place for something in particular, students are encouraged to talk to Student Services about getting one started.
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Campus Activities are offered that serve to enrich the educational experience, offer opportunities for application of learning and networking with the community at large. These activities include:
The Garnett-Nabrit Lecture Series.
American Baptist College hosts this annual event on campus each spring. Religious scholars and preachers are selected to address issues relevant for today’s church and church leadership. The lecture series provides a forum for church leaders and students to listen to, interact with and be inspired by noted scholars, pastors and laymen.
Honors day is held during the spring semester each school year for the purpose of recognizing distinctive achievement on the part of individual students. Eligible students are inducted into the Theta Alpha Epsilon Society and annual prizes and awards for merit are presented.
Trips to various cities are scheduled throughout the year for ABC Day events. Students are assigned to preach at various churches on Sunday mornings and the trip culminates with a rally at the host or designated church. Churches in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Columbus, Georgia have hosted recent ABC Day events.
Representatives of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and the Southern Baptist Convention founded the American Baptist Theological Seminary, now known as the American Baptist College, on May 6, 1924. The College observes this day annually with a special service commemorating the event. Generally, special Pre-Founders Day activities are sponsored on campus by the Alumni Association, which also has responsibility for the Founders Day Memorial Service.
For more information about campus life, contact Joe Tribble, Director of Griggs Hall Living and Learning Center by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.