Student Life & Development


PURPOSE STATEMENT

The purpose of SCC Student Services is to assist students in achieving their educational, social, and career goals by creating an environment that promotes, supports, and celebrates student success.    Student Services will provide opportunities for students to build upon their strengths, skills, and abilities by providing them with opportunities to increase their self-confidence, leadership skillsglobal awarenessand community consciousness.   

Student Services staff members and students collaborate and co-create plans to build 

GOALS 

  1. Students will collaborate with Student Services staff to co-create educational, career, and social plans and goals. 
  2. Students will discover their strengths and special abilities and the unique needs and potential of individuals will be acknowledged.   
  3. Students will be encouraged to connect with campus clubs and resources as well as the college’s service area.  
  4. Students will be a part of a campus community that is committed to establishing an accessible and welcoming environment to individuals from diverse communities.  
  5. Students will be communicated with often to establish and maintain a strong connection with the campus community.  

Campus Services and Centers

Williamson Library 

Orcutt Bookstore

Textbooks can be bought and resold at the Orcutt Bookstore. School supplies, computers, Rams Café cards, sportswear, greeting cards, stationery, and gift items are also available. The bookstore is located on the first floor of the Nesmith Student Center.  

Student Center

The Nesmith Student Center is a popular gathering place for SCC students. A variety of food is available at the Ram’s Café. The student center offers a variety of entertainment, such as a gaming center, foosball, air hockey, table tennis, and televisions. The offices of student engagementthe Student Government Associationas well as the fitness center are located in the student center.  

Students with Disabilities 

SCC complies with the requirements of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and is committed to providing opportunities to qualified persons with disabilities in employment and access to education. 

The College will provide reasonable accommodations for documented disabilities of individuals who are eligible to receive or participate in college programs, services, or activities. Disability services are available for on-campus and distance learners. Individuals who require reasonable accommodation for a disability should make this requirement known to disability services as soon as possible. 

SCC Student Services provides disability services to assist students in requesting disability-related accommodations for documented physical, learning, and psychological disabilities. For additional information regarding accommodations, contact disability services in A-Building, Room 124 or at 910-788-6327. 

Students who feel they have been discriminated against due to a disability should see the Student Grievance Process located in the Student Handbook. 

Academic and Career Counseling

Before students enroll at SCC, the student services staff will help them explore their life and career goals and align those goals with educational opportunities and programs at the college. Student services staff members offer in-depth career exploration services and inventories on an individual basis. These sessions are designed to assist students in further clarifying their career goals.  Students needing assistance with the application process can work with a student service staff to complete the application requirements.   Financial aid counseling and services are provided to students as well. Once students are enrolled, SCC student services staff members are available to help with academic, occupational, financial, and transfer concerns. They work with other faculty and staff members to assist students in finding resources to meet their needs. A Counselor is also available to provide referral assistance and guidance for those students experiencing personal concerns. 

After students graduate from SCC, they may continue to receive career counseling and job readiness services. Students may also find career placement resources at the NC Works center located on the college campus in A building.  Virtual Counseling services and advising services are also available to distance learners.  Students should contact student services to set up a virtual appointment.   

Program Advising

New students are assigned advisors to assist with making program decisions and planning their course schedules. Students should schedule appointments to meet with their advisors to discuss academic progress and issues related to program completion. 

Additionally, students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should meet with their advisors to plan course selections. 

Tutoring 

Located in the library, the college offers a variety of tutoring services, including the following: 

  1. Free peer and staff tutoring for most courses offered by SCC 
  2. Computer-assisted tutoring for many basic courses. 
  3. Computer-assisted enrichment activities in some courses 
  4. Audio-visual materials to supplement the instruction in some courses 

Career Planning, Job Readiness, and Job Placement

Student Services assists students through the following: 

  1. Helping identify career options that match particular skills, interests, and personalities. 
  2. Helping develop individual job search plans, which include effective resume writing and job interview preparation through the NCWorks Career Center.

Official Announcements

Southeastern Community College publishes official college information in the SCC Student Catalog & Handbook. All students are responsible for the information provided in these publications.  The Student Catalog & Handbook describes academic programs and degree requirements, continuing education programs, and special programs. It gives detailed information on college procedures, services, and regulations. Course offerings for curriculum and continuing education programs are listed in the semester schedule, which is posted on the college website (www.sccnc.edu). 

Student information and notices are distributed via student email. 

Visitors 

SCC encourages appropriate use of its facilities by citizens of the area in accordance with the purpose and policies of the institution, Policy 2.01 – Use of College Facilities/Equipment.  Organizations may request facility use by calling (910) 788- 6346. 

SCC’s president has authorized appropriate college officials to ban any student or non-student from the campus whose presence or actions may be inappropriate at a particular place or event. 

STUDENT ACTIVITIES 

The Student Engagement Department is committed to complementing the academic experience by providing students with an opportunity to connect with other students and the campus community.  Students have the opportunity to become engaged through a variety of educational, cultural, entertaining, and fun programs throughout the year.  

INTERCOLLEGIATE SPORTS

Southeastern Community College feels that athletics is another way to allow students to become well-rounded individuals. The College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and offers men’s baseball and women’s softball. Teams compete against two-year and four-year college JV/Club teams. Faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to support our athletes by attending games.

Funding for the athletic program comes from student activity fees, the SCC Foundation, self-supporting, and fundraising activities. Scholarships are available for student athletes. Contact the Athletic Director at 910.788.6289 for more information on our athletic programs.

Baseball

Softball

Watch Games Online

STUDENT ACTIVITIES

The Student Engagement Office is committed to complementing the academic experience. Students have the opportunity to become engaged through a variety of educational, cultural, entertaining, and fun programs throughout the year. Located in the Nesmith Student Center, this department is a link to SCC clubs, organizations and community resources.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)

The SGA provides an avenue for student participation in the organization and leadership of student-related campus activities. The SGA sponsors special events for all students throughout the year. It also provides funds for other student organizations and athletics. SGA officers are elected annually by the student body. By virtue of the state statute, the SGA President is a non-voting member of SCC’s Board of Trustees.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

The College encourages the formation of student organizations in order to provide as many students as possible with opportunities to organize according to their interests, to interact with one another, and to derive the benefits of other members’ experiences and resources.

In order for student organizations to become chartered as official college organizations and to be eligible to receive funding from the SGA, they must comply with the guidelines established by the Student Engagement Office.

PROCEDURES FOR HANDLING STUDENT ORGANIZATION FUNDS

The Student Engagement Coordinator, Vice President of Student Services, Director of Institutional Advancement and the College President must approve any solicitation of funds, goods, or services.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES SPONSORED BY CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS

All events on or off-campus using the name of Southeastern Community College or implying such sponsorship must have the advance official approval of the Student Engagement Coordinator, Vice President of Student Services, Director of Marketing and Outreach and the College President.