Purpose: Students are required to attend every Assembly Program. This special emphasis is rooted in the tradition and belief that the total experiences gained in assembly play a crucial role in preparing a new generation of leaders with a delicate balance between the spiritual and the intellectual.

For the duration of the students' collegiate experience at Paine College, the Assembly Programs, more than any other activity on campus, serves as an educational setting in which students, faculty, and staff may share and learn together.

Protocol for Assembly Programs

  • - Prelude
  • - Prayer 
  • - Scripture 
  • - Campus Concerns 
  • - Introduction of Speaker 
  • - Paine College Concert Choir 
  • - Assembly Address 
  • - Special Presentation 
  • - Remarks 
  • - The Paine College Hymn (must be printed on program) 
  • - Benediction  
  • - Postlude 

Preparing for the Assembly Program There should always be an individual presiding over the Assembly Program. That person will be the ultimate contact for the Assembly Program. Only registered student organizations are authorized to participate in the assembly program.

The identified speaker should be contacted at least 30 days prior to the date of the Assembly. The speaker should be invited in writing through a business letter (at least four weeks in advance), prompted by email one week in advance and called on the morning of the Assembly regarding any special considerations. The letter should provide contact information for the liaison to the organization. The letter should also indicate that the speaker should speak between 15-20 minutes and will be addressing the entire campus community. The speaker should be thanked in writing (business letter) within one week after the Assembly Program.

The program should be developed as soon as the speaker has been confirmed. All participants on the program should be identified. The program should be emailed to the Office of Student Activities, at least two weeks before the Assembly Program. The program must be approved before it is printed. An emailed copy of the program must be received by Mrs. Jaqueline Connie by 5:00pm the Wednesday PRIOR to your scheduled assembly. If the program is not received, the assembly is subject to reassignment to another student organization. The printed programs should be available before the close of business on the Monday of the week prior to the Assembly Program. All students must adhere to the dress code for Assembly as printed in Policy Manual VII (pages 11-12). Students who are scheduled to be on program who are not dressed appropriately will not participate in the Assembly program. The individual introducing the speaker should request a current biographical sketch and then follow up with a phone conversation to interview the speaker and identify information related to the person's career or topic that will not appear in the information printed in the biographical sketch and the interview. The introduction should be original writing based on information from the written biographical sketch and interview. The speaker's biographical information should never be read verbatim from the program.

Consider having a group of students who will always serve as ushers. This could be tied to a service project. The ushers should assemble at 10:45 a.m. every Wednesday to prepare the Chapel and hand out programs to individuals as they greet them and welcome them to Assembly. The ushers should also make sure that the Chapel is free of debris after each Assembly.

All campus concerns should be emailed to Mrs. Jacqueline Connie by 5:00 p.m., on the Monday preceding the Assembly Program. The person responsible for reading campus concerns should retrieve the campus concerns from Mrs. Connie (students can request that Mrs. Connie email them to them) by the end of the day on Tuesday.

If you have any questions concerning Assembly Programs, please contact: Reverend Dr. Luther B. Felder at (706) 821-8298 or lfelder@paine.edu Mrs. Jacqueline Connie at (706) 821-8295 or jconnie@paine.edu Dr. Curtis Martin (706) 821-8102 or cmartin@paine.edu

Spring Assembly 2020 Programs(Subject to Change)


Date Sponsor Program Remarks
January 17th DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION Paine College/AT/ASU (Paine College)
January 22nd SPRING CONVOCATION Felder/Martin/Jones Jones
January 29th Psychology Club-Social Sciences Department Etinge Etinge
February 7th FOUNDERS' DAY CONVOCATION Felder/Martin/Jones Jones
February 12th Black History Assembly-Humanities Department Baxter Bookhart
February 19th Baptist Day Felder Jones
February 26th Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Etinge Etinge
March 4th Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Dingle Dingle
March 11th Pre-Alumni Council Carter Dingle
March 25th Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc./Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Dingle/Copeland Dingle
April 8th Easter Assembly/Paine College Concert Choir Felder Jones
April 15th HONORS and AWARDS CONVOCATION Academic Affairs/Jones Jones
April 22nd Senior Class TBD TBD


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