In keeping with the mission of Bossier Parish Community College to provide instruction and service to its community, the Student Services Division has adopted the following mission statement: To maximize student success in achieving a well-rounded education. The Student Services Division coordinates its services with all the other divisions within the College to enhance the educational experiences of the students and to support the mission of the College. To achieve this mission, the Division has established the following goals:
- To provide convenient access to appropriate educational opportunities to all;
- To maintain an effective student financial aid program;
- To increase student awareness and stimulate participation by students in seminars, programs, organizations, and activities offered on campus and in the community;
- To promote a well-rounded educational experience through participation in extracurricular activities including cheerleading, danceline, and athletic programs;
- To take reasonable steps to provide a healthful, safe, and secure campus community environment;
- To promote appreciation for and understanding of the cultural, economic, and educational diversities among students, faculty, and staff; and,
- To expand community outreach efforts to recruit minority, under-represented, and diverse students.
In keeping with the mission of the Student Services Division, the Office of Student Life has adopted the following mission statement to provide out of classroom learning that educates and entertains the “whole” student: physically, socially, mentally, and spiritually. To achieve its mission, the Office of Student Life will utilize the following:
- Hands-on Activities
- Leadership Programs
- Student Organizations
- Distinguished Speakers
BPCC is committed to the active involvement of students in all phases of college life. The College has established procedures and policies to regulate student life, organizations, and activities. The responsibility for interpreting and enforcing these policies and procedures lies primarily with the Vice Chancellor for Student Services and the Student Life Committee. The College regulates the campus activities insofar as these activities relate to the educational or service objectives of the College.
Since a well-rounded education involves more than attending classes, Bossier Parish Community College offers extra-curricular activities to satisfy students’ needs. The College encourages the student body to become involved in any of the organizations and activities on campus.
A number of chartered student organizations are available to students. All College policies and the Code of Student Conduct will be adhered to while members are participating in any student activity or organization. Students will be allowed freedom of association with organizations, which promote the interests of the academic community or College. The membership policies and actions of a student organization will be determined by vote of only those persons who hold bona fide membership in the College community. Each student organization must have a faculty/staff advisor.
Student organizations are open to all students without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation. Students and student organizations are free to examine and discuss all questions of interest to them and are free to express opinions publicly and privately. An organization is allowed to invite and hear any person of its choosing, in keeping with educational objectives of the College. As members of the academic community, students are free to express their views on issues of institutional policy and on matters of general interest to the student body.
Student organizations may be chartered based upon the recommendations of the Student Government Association and approval by the Student Life Committee. Applications for chartering a new student organization as well as a list of current organizations may be obtained from the Office of Student Life, 2nd Floor, Building F.
For further information on student organizations and student life on campus, please visit the Student Life web site.
Student Representation in College Governance
The Student Government Association (SGA) is elected to represent and to execute the student will and to promote the general welfare of all students. Through the SGA, students are encouraged to provide input into the decision-making process of the College. The SGA office is located in the Student Life Office, F-220.
Students also have a voice in College governance through representation on the Academic Misconduct Appeals Committee, the College Planning Council, the Disciplinary Hearing Committee, the Student Self-Assessed Fee Oversight Committee, and the Student Technology Fee Committee. In addition, the open-door policy of campus administrators allows for additional student input.
Student opinion surveys, event evaluations following activities/events on campus, and student focus groups provide students the opportunity to make recommendations concerning policies and procedures at BPCC.
Bossier Parish Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The athletic program at BPCC, which is an integral part of the institution, fosters the College’s mission of instruction and service. BPCC competes in three collegiate sports: men’s baseball, men’s basketball, and women’s softball.
Student/athletes are bound by the College’s Code of Student Conduct. For more information about intercollegiate sports, contact the Athletic Department, located in Building I, at 318-678-6058, or visit the Athletic Department site.
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