everyone should know about PCC:
FOR POSSIBLE STUDENTS
1. While the cost at PCC is considerably lower than
most colleges, consider: They do not accept any scholarships
other than their own, Students are only eligible for
ONE of their scholarships, And while their tuition has almost
doubled in the last 5 years their scholarship amounts remain
2. College Days are not a good example
of how PCC runs everyday.
3. PCC offers students $200-$300
per person that they can convince to register as a
future student. (so they might be recommending PCC just for
money, not because it's a great college)
4. When visiting
PCC, make sure you ask your tour guide about the
different types of punishments, like shadowing, socialing, campusing (whoops, they
don't campus people anymore, because it turns out, that's ILLEGAL)
5. In all their promotional material, PCC boasts about Pensacola
Beach. In reality, students are not even allowed to go
there unless they are with family. Men and women go
to separate beaches.
6. Did you know PCC can kick
you out for something as simple as 'inappropriate' pictures on
your facebook? (even if it was taken while on break
or before you were a student)
7. At PCC, students
are always guilty until proven innocent.
No dorm rooms have locks on them, anyone can enter
at anytime. This includes floor leaders/residence managers who will ignore
your right to privacy if they think you may be
doing or posses something 'unacceptable.'
2. Stolen items are a
norm in the dorms, especially in the mens'. The college
doesn't really do much about it unless people complain enough.
Then they may resort to kicking out an innocent student
so people will think it's been resolved. (it's happened before)
3. All students under 23 have to be in bed
with the lights out by 11:00 pm (12 am on
Friday and Saturday). If you get caught studying past that
time during finals, they write you up for cheating. (they
believe you are getting an unfair advantage over other students)
4. Most of the dorm rooms have sealed windows. (FIRE HAZARD)
5. During fire drills in the girls' dorm, floor
leaders will not let girls in pants, shorts higher than
the knee, etc., exit the building until they have changed
into something more 'modest'. (will they enforce that during the
6. Since most of the windows are sealed,
the rooms could be considered health hazards. Most notably the
2 oldest men's dorms. Black mold has been found in
7. Students must scan out whenever going off-campus
and say exactly where they are going.
1. Floor leaders have the ability to write any student
up, which usually results in demerits.
2. Student Life
believes floor leaders are not capable of lying. (or using
their authority for personal gain)
3. Dean Baer (head of
women) believes a woman cannot be a Christian and wear
4. Abercrombie and Hollister clothing are not allowed
since PCC believes that they are connected to pornography. Although,
as long as the logos are covered, they don't seem
5. Student Life is much more concerned that
students conform to the PCC spirit instead of an actual
Christian spirit. (there is a difference)
6. Student Life has
been known to lie to students in order to get
a confession to a wrong doing.
7. Student Life will
also lessen the degree of punishment for a student who
will tattle tale on other students.
8. Certain authority figures
will question a person's salvation if they are caught breaking
9. Although the teachers may be very friendly
and helpful (PCC emphasizes this a lot) they really have
no say to whether a student gets kicked out or
not. (It might help more to have a friendly/helpful Student
1. Did you know that normal
church members (not affiliated with PCC) write students up for
sleeping, talking, whispering, not being reverent, during church?
they must not be paying attention either if they can
spot those kind of students in a 5,000 seat auditorium.
2. Certain sections/rows of the Crown Center are off limits
to PCC students. (just like a real local new testament
3. Although there are many other good churches in
Pensacola that could use some help from students (piano playing,
Sunday School teacher, bus ministry, cleaning, etc.) PCC requires all
students (exception for ministerial interns) to attend Campus Church. Where
they already have a piano player. And Sunday School Teachers.
There are many more rules, but I think the
main thing that gets to most students is living in
fear of getting kicked out and a Student Life that
is more concerned about carrying out the 'letter of the
law' instead of the 'spirit of the law.'