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2013-14 College Catalog

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Student Life

Student Life is comprised of the Student ­Government Association (SGA), the Student Program Board (SPB), Student Newspaper (The HCC Times), Co-Curricular and Diversity Programs, Wellness, the Game Room, Clubs and Leadership Development. Each area provides a distinct service and opportunity to HCC students that complement the classroom through social, multi-cultural, experiential and leadership experiences. Activities are planned based on student input and participation. Any student who has the desire is strongly encouraged to get involved with Student Life as a leader, participant, or volunteer to ensure that these programs are reflective of the interests of the student body.

Student Life also plans several off-campus trips such as Broadway plays, amusement parks, museums, and student leadership conferences. Discounts are also offered to local movie theatres, the National Aquarium, and the Maryland Science Center.

All Student Life programs are funded by student-generated fees.

Email Address: studentlife@howardcc.edu

Location: Second floor of the Student Activities Building (SA 201).

For further information, call 443-518-1420.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) allows for student involvement in the development and administration of college policies and serves as the official voice of the student body. The SGA is comprised of the SGA president, officers and general membership. Working with the Student Life team, SGA is responsible for designating student funds to college clubs and organizations, as well as selecting specific themes and issues for programs brought to the college by the student body. SGA members also play a significant role in representing the student body on various college and statewide committees. All students are invited and encouraged to participate. For more information on the SGA structure and how to get involved, call or stop by the Student Life or Student Government offices. Email address: SGA@howardcc.edu.

Location: Second floor of the Student Activities Building (SA 201B).

For further information, call 443-518-4573.

Student Program Board

The Student Program Board (SPB) is responsible for selecting, planning and implementing a diverse offering of social and educational activities for all HCC students. This board is overseen by the SPB chairperson and comprised of full and part-time students. Students wishing to serve on this board are invited to join by talking with the SPB chairperson (SA 201E) or contacting the Assistant Director of Student Life (SA 201). Activities include, but are not limited to dances, concerts, lectures, films, cultural arts and special events. Email address: SPB@howardcc.edu.

Location: Second floor of the Student Activities Building (SA 201E).

For further information, call 443-518-4845.

The HCC Times

The student newspaper is published monthly by students for the college community. The editor and staff work with the many different departments on campus to keep the school population informed about school events, resources and club activities.

The paper needs student participation and wishes to encourage any student having an interest in working on the newspaper staff to contact the paper’s editor (SA 201C) or a Student Life staff member. Opportunities exist for experiences in photography, ­desktop publishing, layout and design, advertising, ­creative writing and reporting. Email address: newspaper@howardcc.edu.

Location: Second floor of the Student Activities Building (SA 201C).

For further information, call 443-518-4937.

The Wellness Center

The Wellness Center provides a centralized location for students to learn more about wellness related topics, address health concerns, and take action toward self-improvement. The main goal of the Wellness Center is to empower students to make informed decisions about their health, ultimately enhancing their well-being and quality of life. The Wellness Center will have a variety of educational materials, host educational health workshops, plan awareness activities and provide students with referrals as necessary. Areas of focus include but are not limited to, stress management, nutrition, fitness, reproductive health, alcohol and substance abuse and preventative health services. Visit the wellness center and find balance and harmony in all aspects of your life. The Wellness Center also provides discounted acupuncture, massage and zero balancing to current students. To schedule an appointment visit www.howardcc.edu/wellness. For more information, please call 443-518-4950.

Location: CL 178

The Game Room

The Game Room is equipped with a widescreen TV, pool tables, table tennis, and video game systems free of charge for students. Board games and tables are also ­provided for student enjoyment. See the Assistant Game Room Manager or the Assistant Diretor of Co-Curricular ­Programs, or stop by the Student Life office for details.

Location: First floor of the Student Activities Building (SA 101).

For further information, call 443-518-1420.

Clubs

Clubs are formed by students who have a common interest and wish to explore topics and issues that relate to a particular subject; sometimes sharing information with the college community. A list of existing clubs is available in the Office of Student Life. If students desire to start a club, they should contact the Student Government Association at SGA@howardcc.edu or stop by Student Life (SA 201).