2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    
    Nov 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog & Student Handbook

Student Activities



Robeson Community College encourages and supports student participation in a wide variety of extracurricular activities designed to complement the classroom experience. The RCC Student Government Association is responsible for promoting the general welfare of the College, encouraging student involvement in the governance of the SGA, providing avenues for input in institutional decision making and promoting communication between students, staff, and faculty. Composed of all currently enrolled curriculum students, the SGA provides direction, guidance, and oversight of the activity budget.

As a means of facilitating student involvement in campus decision making, students are encouraged and invited to participate in various standing committees, advisory committees, and ad hoc committees. The President of the Student Government Association serves as an ex officio nonvoting member of the RCC Board of Trustees. Other standing committees in which students serve as voting members include: Planning Council, Student Affairs Committee, Student Hearing Board, and the Resource Services Committee.

To get involved in campus governance, students are encouraged to contact elected officers of the Student Government Association or the faculty/staff advisor for the SGA.

Athletics

Athletics are available on a limited basis at RCC. A strong intramural program is encouraged. The RCC campus provides room for expansion and is adding to those activities requested that are within budgetary limits and college policy.

School Colors

The school colors are royal blue and white.

Student Government

The Student Government Association is composed of all curriculum students who are enrolled at Robeson Community College. All SGA members are encouraged to be active participants in student affairs and to voice opinions and thoughts through their organization. The Student Government Constitution and Bylaws   can be found in this catalog [opens in the same tab]

The President of the SGA is elected in April of each year. Other officers and representatives of the SGA are usually elected in September and provide leadership for the student body. The SGA sponsors athletic, social and wellness activities that enhance student campus life. Students are involved in school affairs, with active participation on various advisory and ad hoc committees. Representatives of the SGA usually attend state conferences of the Student Government Association in the North Carolina Community College System.

A budget governing the student activity fee for the following school year is recommended by the SGA in the spring. The budget usually covers special projects, student insurance, socials, and dances. 

Student Publications

All student publications are governed and approved by the Student Government Association and the College’s administration. Student publications must be reviewed by the Editorial Committee for Student Publications prior to publication and distribution. The Committee will consist of the following persons: SGA President, SGA Advisor, Chairperson of the English Department, and an Assistant Vice President in Educational Services appointed by the Vice President for Instruction and Support Services.

Publications should follow the guidelines of standard English and MLA/APA documentation for sources. Misuse or abuse of such publications may cause termination or abolishment of an approved publication.

Special Events

The Student Government may sponsor other activities such as socials, films, speakers, and related activities that are of interest to the students. When such occasions arise, students are notified in advance and are encouraged to participate.

Student Government Association Scholarship

The SGA Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship that will be awarded in congruency with the below stated requirements. The officer must:

  1. Maintain a 2.5 GPA or higher
  2. Complete 15 hours per month in office time
  3. Attend all scheduled meetings. In the event that an officer cannot be present for all meetings, one absence can be excused per Executive board approval (absence must be excused by a majority vote of the Executive Board and the SGA Advisor).
  4. Attend all SGA sponsored events with one absence. In the event that an officer cannot be present for all events, one absence can be excused per Executive Board approval (absence must be excused by a majority vote of the Executive Board and the SGA Advisor).

The SGA Advisor and president will ensure that all officers have fulfilled the mandatory requirement before he/she is considered eligible for the scholarship. Once an officer reaches eligibility status, the officer will be awarded the scholarship for that semester. The scholarship, for the President, will be awarded in the form of a total reimbursement of their tuition and fees. For the remainder of the Executive Board each officer will receive $250.00. Disbursement of funds will occur at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

Alumni Affairs

RCC Alumni are special guests at SGA sponsored functions, as well as other functions sponsored by RCC. The RCC Foundation regularly communicates with RCC Alumni through newsletters, surveys, etc.

Campus Communication

The College’s website (www.robeson.edu [opens in a new tab]) and MyRCC (link available from the College’s website) are used for official communication of the College. In order to stay informed concerning institutional announcements and upcoming activities, students are expected to check both websites on a regular basis.

Emergency Notification

Emergency telephone calls and messages for students are handled by counselors in the Counseling and Career Services, Room 1302, Building 13. Only messages that are emergency in nature will be delivered to students. Any person requesting an emergency message delivered to a student will be asked the nature of the emergency in order to assist the counselor in addressing the emergency.

Mass Notification System

The Mass Notification System is a service that provides campus wide coverage indoor/outdoor by broadcasting emergency notifications over an electronic siren system.  The outdoor system has a range capability of five miles, while the indoor system provides strategically located speakers with strobe lights for the hearing impaired.  Upon notification of an emergency situation on campus, the Director of Security or his/her designee will activate the mass notification system which will in turn broadcast via live or pre-recorded message in the following order: Outdoor system, Indoor System, Callboxes, and then over the campus police two-way radios.

RCC Alert System

The RCC Alert System provides registered members (students/employees) with the ability to receive emergency notifications via live or pre-recorded voice messages. This service is utilized to broadcast important messages such as inclement weather, closings, and /or delays. In the event of an emergency, the Director of Security or his/her designee will notify members with an emergency message that is broadcast via cell, office, home phone, and/or email. It’s the registered member’s responsibility to ensure information entered in the system is correct and updated. To register for the RCC Alert System, visit the RCC website, www.robeson.edu [opens in a new tab] and select RCC Alert System located under Campus Security.

Lost and Found

Lost and found articles are handled in the Office of Records and Registration. Items found should be turned in promptly. Unclaimed items will be held for thirty days.