Extracurricular Activities

culture

Our Cultural Clubs
Our three cultural clubs here on campus, Asian Club, Black Christian Union (BCU), and Latin American Club (LAC), are unique. Southern is in a unique place. I like to say this all the time: we’re the most diverse campus in Tennessee, second most diverse in the American South, and second most in all of Adventism.
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woman and girl

uQuests Missions
Service is a key part of the Southern experience. While there are several ways to serve in our local community (like our yearly MLK service day), many students choose to participate in our yearly short-term mission trips. Our uQuest Missions team plans short-term mission trips that go out mostly during spring break or early in the summer.
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jesus

Inside Sonrise
Every spring, Southern is full of guys growing out their hair and their beards in preparation for Sonrise, our yearly walk-through Easter play. More than a thousand guests walk through the scenes of a Jerusalem market, the Last Supper, the Garden of Gethsemane, Pilate’s judgment hall, and the crucifixion. The highlight is the closing resurrection scene featuring acrobatics, pyrotechnics, and, of course, a risen Jesus.
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Should I Keep Playing My Instrument in College?
Are you trying to decide whether or not to keep playing your instrument in college? So was Anya, a senior nursing and art major, when she first came to Southern.
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Southern Accent—Our Student Voice
Founded in 1926, the Southern Accent has been a student newspaper made up of a team of writers, designers, media savvies, creatives, and visionaries. It’s a weekly publication distributed every Thursday throughout our campus, and it’s made up of news, lifestyle, opinion, religion, humor, and new media sections run by their respective editors and manager.  
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gymmasters

Gym-Masters
I’ve been a part of Gym-Masters for three years. I joined my sophomore year. This year, being my senior year, I am the head captain. Last year, my junior year, I was the guy’s captain.
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girl traveling

Getting Your Travel On
Studying abroad is a huge plus for the college experience. I just returned from an amazing year in Argentina with Adventist Colleges Abroad (ACA), a program that lets you spend a year abroad while you’re still enrolled at Southern. This awesome opportunity brings up many important questions, a few of which I’ll try to answer here.
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