Student Handbook

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The BHCC Student Handbook is your guide to student life at Bunker Hill Community College. The handbook contains policies and procedures that all students need to know.

Table of Contents
Student and Academic Resource Directory 2
Message from the President 3
Get to Know LifeMap 7
BHCC Locations and Transportation
BHCC Campuses 11
Satellite Locations 11
Parking/Parking Permits 11
Public Transportation 13
Shuttle Services 13
Semester T-Pass Program 13
Policies and Procedures
Adding/Dropping a Class 15
Change of Grades 15
Program Changes 15
Readmission of Degree and Certificate-Seeking Students 15
Student ID Card 15
Withdrawal from a Class 15
Withdrawal from the College 16
Student Involvement
Student Activities 18
Student Activities Hour/Free Period 18
Student Association 18
Student Government Association (SGA) 18
Recognition of Student Groups/Clubs 19
Student Clubs and Organizations 19
Athletics Office 21
Community Engagement 22
Financial Planning
Financial Aid 24
Work Study/Employment 24
Single Stop 24
Textbook Assistance Program (TAP) 25
Student Emergency Assistance Fund 25
Education Planning
Absence Due to Religious Beliefs 27
Academic Advising 27
Academic Standing 27
Attendance 27
Admissions and Enrollment Services 28
Advising Center 28
Assessment Center 28
BHCConline 29
Center for Self-Directed Learning (CSDL) 29
Commonwealth Honors Program 30
Course Load 30
Curriculum Year/Program Requirements 30
Final Examination Schedule 30
Fresh Start Policy 31
Graduation Information 31
Learning Communities 31
Midyear Admission 32
Outstanding Financial Obligations 32
Repeating a Course 32
Satisfactory Academic Progress 32
Transfer Counseling 33
Career Planning and E-portfolio
Career Center 35
Internship Programs 35
Learn and Earn 36
E-portfolio 36
Support Services and Campus Resources
BHCC Portal 38
BHCC Website 38
Bookstore 38
Chelsea Campus Student Access and Success Center 38
Evening and Weekend Services 39
Food Service 39
Health Services 39
International Center 40
John FKennedy Education Center 40
Library and Learning Commons 41
LifeMap Commons 44
Lockers 44
Lounges 45
Mail 45
MathSpace 45
Multipurpose Multimedia Language Lab 45
Office of the Associate Vice President of Student Services and Dean of Students 45
Office for Students with Disabilities 46
Online Services 47
Quiet Room 47
Start Smart Orientation Program 48
Student Payment Office 48
Student Success Program 48
Sustainability at the College 49
Telephones 49
Tutoring and Academic Support Center (TASC) 49
The Writing Place 50
Veterans Center 50
Emergencies
Class Cancellations Due to Weather 52
Annual Security Report Notice of Availability 53
Emergencies/Security Incidents 53
Emergency Messages 53
Lost and Found 53
Office of Public Safety and Campus Police 53
Behavior Policies
Behavior Policies, Discipline and Grievance Procedures 55
Massachusetts Community College System – Student Code of Conduct 55
Disciplinary Offenses 56
Code of Conduct Disciplinary Process 57
Massachusetts Community College Student Grievance Procedure 59
Institutional and General Policies
Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity 66
Bulletin Board Posting Policy 66
Criminal Offender Record Information and Sex Offender Registry Information Checks 66
Directory Information 67
Distribution of Printed Materials 67
Educational Records 67
Food and Beverage Consumption 68
Fundraising and Solicitation Policy 68
Guest Speakers Policy 68
Sexual Harassment 69
Guidelines Concerning Sexual Harassment 69
Guidelines Concerning Sexual Violence 70
Hazing 71
Immunization 71
Publications Policy 71
Radios and Other Audio Devices 72
Religious Services 72
Smoking 72
Social Media Policy 72
Statement on Civility 72
Statement on Inclusion 73
Student Action 73
Student Comprehensive Health Insurance Plan 74
Student Email Communications Policy 74
Student Online Security Policy 75
Student Right-to-Know Graduation Rate and Campus Security Act 75
Trip Solicitation Policy 76
Glossary of Academic Terms 77
Appendix A
Student Association Constitution 81
Appendix B
Charlestown Campus Map 84
MBTA Map 86
Academic Calendar 87
Index 89