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, the Wellness Center, 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 New York trips, amusement parks, museums, and student leadership conferences. The office of student life offers discounts and services to students and other members of the HCC community. Further information is available on the student life portion of the website at howardcc.edu/student-life or by contacting us directly at 443-518-1420 or email@example.com.
All student life programs are funded by student-generated fees.
Location: Second floor of the Student Activities Building (SA-200).
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. Members of the SGA Senate 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 443-518-4573 or stop by the student life or student government offices. E-mail address: SGA@howardcc.edu.
Location: Second floor of the Student Activities Building (SA-201).
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 led by the SPB co-chairs and comprised of full and part-time students. Students wishing to serve on this board are invited to join by talking with the SPB co-chairs or contacting the associate director of student life. Activities include, but are not limited to, dances, movies, concerts, lectures, films, cultural arts, and special events. E-mail address: SPB@howardcc.edu.
Location: Second floor of the Student Activities Building (SA-202).
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 or a Student Life staff member. Opportunities exist for experiences in photography, desktop publishing, layout and design, advertising, creative writing, and reporting. E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Second floor of the Student Activities Building (SA-204).
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 hosts a variety of health promotion and outreach programs including awareness, prevention, and fitness activities. Stop by and talk with our staff or pick-up free materials including educational brochures, first-aid supplies, and personal care items. The Wellness Center provides students with referrals to local health, crisis, and counseling resources.
Areas of focus include, but are not limited to, stress management, nutrition, fitness, sexual 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 reiki to current students. Visit us at howardcc.edu/wellness. For more information, please call 443-518-4950.
The Game Room
HCC students are invited to visit the Game Room throughout the year at their leisure. The Game Room is equipped with widescreen TVs, pool tables, table tennis, foosball, and video game systems free of charge for students. Board games are also provided for student enjoyment. Students are required to sign-in upon entering the Game Room, and must provide proof that they are currently enrolled by showing their student ID with the current semester sticker. For more information, please call 443-518-1420.
Location: First floor of the Student Activities Building (SA-100).
For further information, call 443-518-1420.
Clubs are formed by students who have a common interest and wish to explore topics and issues that relate to a particular subject. Clubs applications are available in the office of student life at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. If students desire to start a club and have questions, they should contact the Student Government Association at SGA@howardcc.edu or stop by Student Life (SA-200).