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Information Systems provides a state-of-the-art office telephone system and endeavors to ensure excellent campuswide cell phone reception.



Cell Phones
Sprint and Verizon cell phone repeaters are installed in the residence halls, providing excellent reception and fewer dropped calls in all locations of each dorm. There are no wired phones in residence hall rooms, though public phones are located in each lobby area.



Office Telephones

Southern Adventist University offices are equipped with the state-of-the-art Cisco IP Phone 7960.

Learn how to customize features on your phone:


To access voicemail from off-campus:
1. Dial 423.236.2200 and press * when the voicemail attendant answers.
2. Enter your ID, which is your four-digit phone extension.
3. Enter your password.

Long Distance
Those with long-distance access may place a call by dialing 8+1, followed by the phone number.


Cell Phones (Personal Communication Allowance)
Southern provides a monthly personal communication allowance for qualifying employees. Authorization is procured by submitting this request form to Human Resources.


Phone: 423.236.2701

Report offensive phone calls to Campus Safety at 423.236.2100.

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Southern Adventist University provides a monthly allowance to those who have a business need for cellular phones and/or home broadband Internet. This policy outlines eligibility and procurement of these personal communication plans.


Department heads who have a business need for an employee to have a university subsidized cell phone or home broadband Internet connection should fill out the request form and submit it to Human Resources.

Acceptable business needs include:

  • The employee communicates with others regarding university business when he or she is away from campus.
  • The employee supports or is otherwise responsible for programs, services, or systems that necessitate frequent and immediate communications throughout the day or after hours.

Once the vice-president has approved the allowance and this form is returned to Human Resources, the employee will begin receiving a taxable personal communications allowance each pay period.

The employee is responsible for acquiring a cell phone and/or broadband Internet plan and maintaining service as long as the allowance is given.

Southern Adventist University will periodically audit those who are receiving the personal communication allowance to be sure that covered services are still in service.

Information Systems will research cell phone and broadband plans each year and make recommendations to the Administrative Council about whether allowance amounts should be changed.