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Birmingham-Southern College Catalog 2016-2017


Association of American Colleges and Universities

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Council of Independent Colleges

Council on Undergraduate Research

Fulbright Association

General Board for Higher Education and Ministries

International Association of Methodist Related Schools, Colleges, and Universities

National Association of College and University Business Officers

National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church

National Collegiate Athletic Association


Birmingham-Southern College is a member of Associated Colleges of the South (ACS), a

consortium of nationally-ranked liberal arts institutions. Other members of the

consortium are Centenary College of Louisiana; Centre College; Davidson College;

Furman University; Hendrix College; Millsaps College; Morehouse College; Rhodes

College; Rollins College; Sewanee, The University of the South; Southwestern

University; Spelman College; Trinity University; University of Richmond; and

Washington and Lee University.

Locally, Birmingham-Southern College is a member of the Birmingham Area

Consortium for Higher Education (BACHE). Other members are Miles College, Samford

University, the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and the University of Montevallo.



The email account provided to students by Birmingham-Southern College is the primary

tool for official communication. The College will send official messages to students at

the electronic email addresses provided to them, and expects students to review their

email accounts regularly, responding as is appropriate.

Faculty Advising

Comprehensive advising is an integral part of the academic program at Birmingham-

Southern College and of students’ broader experiences at the College. Each student is

assigned a faculty advisor who assists him or her in setting academic and professional

goals, weighing options, and accessing resources that are available to ensure success at

the College. The student and the faculty advisor work together and have shared