2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
    Jul 28, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog and 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.

Student Government Association (SGA)                                                                           

The purpose of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to enhance the quality of student life at Robeson Community College.  As the voice of the student body it is our duty to collaborate to make our campus conducive to learning.  SGA officers are committed as liaisons between faculty, staff, students and the community.  Student Government serves to encourage collective engagement in affairs and events to promote student success.  Officers are elected each year as such:  President (Spring) and other officers (Fall).  

As a means of facilitating student involvement in campus decision making, students are encouraged and invited to participate in clubs/organizations and committees.  The President of the Student Government Association serves as an ex officio nonvoting member of the RCC Board of Trustees and serves on the Enrollment Management and Learning Resources Services Committees.  Other standing committees in which students can serve as members include: Campus Facilities & Safety, Campus Standards, Student Affairs and Technology and Online Learning.  

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa’s mission is two-fold: 1) recognize and encourage academic achievement of two-year college students and 2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming.

Honors College

The mission of RCC’s Honors Program is to offer academically motivated and talented students an intellectually challenging environment within a supportive and inspiring community. The Honors Program blends academic excellence and adventure, allowing students to complete advanced college transfer work while collaborating with fellow students and faculty, and serving the community.

Minority Male Achievement Program

The goal of the Minority Male Achievement Program is to establish an environment of success for minority male students leading to program completion/graduation and rewarding employment.

Students Helping Other People (SHOP)

The mission of Students Helping Other People is to serve our community with resources and actions by utilizing our voices and deeds through the unity of giving at Robeson Community College.

Student Veterans Organization (SVO)

Student Veterans Organization is dedicated to ensuring these veterans do not slip through the cracks of their journey through higher education toward a better quality of life.  SVO exists to provide military veterans with resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are representatives of Robeson Community College at institutional functions and in recruitment.  They also assist with student, civic and cultural activities.  Student Ambassadors represent the elite, diversity of RCC’s student body and are expected to maintain the highest standards of academic honesty and responsible behavior required by Robeson Community College.

National Technical Honor Society

Students eligible for membership in the Honor Society must be actively enrolled in a certificate, degree or diploma program, excluding college transfer, and must have completed 12 semester hours at Robeson Community College and have a grade point average of 3.25 or higher. This Honor Society is available to part-time and full-time students. Students must be nominated by at least one teaching faculty member.

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 Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) provides leadership for the student body by governing ideas or concerns through the organization. The purpose is to enhance the quality of student life through support, collaboration and engagement of all students, other student organizations, faculty, staff, and the community. SGA accomplishes this by sponsoring educational, athletic, social/outreach and wellness events.

The Student Government Association is composed of curriculum students enrolled at Robeson Community College.   The President of the SGA is elected in April of each year. Other officers and representatives of the SGA are usually elected in September.  Members of the SGA usually attend state conferences of the North Carolina Comprehensive Community College System Government Association (N4CSGA).  Active participation on various advisory and ad hoc committees are duties of some members. The Student Government Constitution and Bylaws [opens in the same tab]  can be found in this catalog.

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, student engagement activities, and SGA incentives.

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 the Assistant Vice President for Instructional Services appointed by the Vice President for Instruction and Student 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.

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. Currently enrolled students are encouraged to regularly check their school issued email in order to keep up with the most current activities and announcements on campus.

Emergency Notification

Emergency telephone calls and messages for students are handled by counselors in the Counseling and Career Services, Room 1315, 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. Students and employees are automatically added to the RCC Mass Notification System at registration and upon new hire. It’s the registered member’s responsibility to ensure information entered in the system is correct and updated through the self-service portal. Access the self-service portal at Safety and Security [opens in a new tab] and select RCC Alert System>Self Service Portal.

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.