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Enrichment Credits

Chapels, Vespers, and Convocations are all integral co-curricular parts of attending Southern and are required for all undergraduate students taking 6 hours or more. As such, reductions are rare and for exceptional situations. 

The following circumstances are situations that might necessitate reductions.


1)     Being a commuter student that has no classes on Thursday

2)     Attending nursing clinicals during the Convocation hour

3)     Working as a nurse whose shift is scheduled during the Convocation hour or Friday night

4)     Working an on-campus job that cannot close during Convocation or Vespers (examples of such jobs are Food Services student personnel and a number of desk jobs that must remain open 24 hours a day)

If one or more applies to your situation, click here to apply for a reduction. Please note, petitioning is not a guarantee of approval.

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS for winter 2021 Semester  - Administration decided that during this semester THERE will BE a reduction TO the required amount of credits. bELOW IS THE UPDATED AMOUNT FOR wINTER 21 SEMESTER. Please note that for those that are not comfortable attending in person, there will be online optionS available. 
Year Requirements
Fr (0-23 class hours) Residential: 36 enrichment credits 
Community: 22 enrichment credits
So (24-54 class hours) Residential: 32 enrichment credits 
Community: 20 enrichment credits 
Jr (55-93 class hours) Residential: 28 enrichment credits 
Community: 18 enrichment credits 
Sr (94+ class hours) Residential: 24 enrichment credits
Community: 15 enrichment credits
Graduating Sr Residential: 12 credits for last semester in which graduation occurs
Community: 12 credits for last semester in which graduation occurs

Exempted students: The following populations of students are exempted from earning attendance credits. However, their voluntary attendance at these community-building events are still welcome:

  • Married students
  • Students with children
  • Military veterans
  • Students 23 or older prior to the start of the semester. (If you turn 23 during a semester, please notify the Office of Student Development and your number will be prorated).
  • Students who have already earned 124 academic credit hours
  • Students involved in student teaching
  • Students who are completely online or Consortium students
Severity Result
1st Offense <10 = probation
>10 = probation and $5 per credit missed
2nd Offense <10 = probation and $5 per credit missed
>10 = probation, $5 per credit missed, meet with Vice President
3rd Offense <10 = probation, $5 per credit missed, meet with Vice President
>10 = semester suspension
4th Offense <10 = semester suspension