Student guidebooks, much like today's student handbooks, provided useful information to students regarding campus policies, procedures, and the locations of important campus destinations.
A substantial portion of the guidebook was devoted to the Student Government Association (SGA) and its code of conduct and its constitution, as well as to student grievance procedures and code of conduct. The SGA had both a day president and a night president since so many evening classes were offered in the 1970s and 1980s. Despite the growth and changes to the physical campus, many of the policies and departments remain the same in 2016. There were, however, a few interesting activities which no longer take place. The 1973-74 guidebook mentioned a canteen dance, a mid-winter ball, a spring formal, and a Miss Piedmont TEC pageant, in addition to the spring field day which continues to be held each year in April.