Bob Jones University

I went to Bob Jones University from 1988 to about 1991. I could give you better dates, but I stayed out a couple semesters and I forget exactly when I left. I completed 4 or 5 semesters. One thing that sets BJU apart is campus life. They have strict rules. Here is what they tell prospective students about what to expect when living on campus.


General Expectations

All chapels and classes are required, as are certain other activities, including weekly society meetings, Sunday morning Sunday school and worship service on campus, vespers, artist series programs, and Bible Conference services.

Students are challenged to develop Christlikeness that is evidenced in consistent Christian character. To help each student to grow in Christlikeness, BJU has a reasonable, just, and firm disciplinary system.
Loyalty to Christ results in separated living. Dishonesty, lewdness, sensual behavior, adultery, homosexuality, sexual perversion of any kind, pornography, illegal use of drugs, and drunkenness all are clearly condemned by God’s Word and prohibited here. Further, we believe that biblical principles preclude gambling, dancing, and the beverage use of alcohol.

Dating and Mixed Groups

We want students to have wholesome social opportunities in a setting that provides accountability for biblical requirements of purity. It is with this in mind that we chaperon campus activities where men and women students are present and require a chaperon when students date or interact in a mixed group off campus.


Students may work in town until 10:25 pm on weekdays and midnight on weekends. Freshmen must have a prayer captain, assistant prayer captain, or upperclassman with them. Sophomores and upperclassmen may work alone.

Freshmen and sophomores may not use their vehicles to go to and from work.
Students may not serve alcoholic beverages when waiting tables at restaurants.
Students may not do house-to-house sales anywhere in the Greenville area. Students offering services to the community must have a retail license or have clearance from the Dean of Students to do door-to-door solicitation for their services.
Students may not miss nightly prayer meetings on weekdays.