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Student Handbook

2013-2014
south puget sound community college

Who You Are. What You’ll Be. How You’ll Get There.
www.spscc.edu

MISSION VISION VALUES

MISSION
South Puget Sound Community College’s mission is to support student success in postsecondary academic transfer and workforce education that responds to the needs of the South Sound region.

VISION
South Puget Sound Community College is recognized in the South Sound region for student success, active partnership in community development, and innovative use of technology to enhance learning.

VALUES
Pursues excellence – We use our resources responsibly and ethically in pursuit of excellence. We continuously improve our programs, services, and operations. Operates in an atmosphere of accountability and respect – We work cooperatively in taking on challenges, making good decisions, helping each other be successful, and promoting a respectful, open, and safe communication. Responds to and partners with the communities we serve – We continually monitor and are responsive to the community’s changing needs in an increasingly global economy. We seek opportunities for effective partnerships with community members, businesses, and organizations. Fosters inclusiveness at our campuses – We honor diversity and encourage compassion for individual expression. We promote inclusiveness and equity on our campus and in the community. Provides student-centered education – We facilitate student success by maximizing learning opportunities and reducing barriers. We provide resources to support students in achieving their goals.

QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
QUARTER AT A GLANCE
Week 1: Read through class syllabus Week 2: Consider tutoring options Week 4:  Look up registration time & advisor

REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Go to www.spscc.edu and click on “Current Students” Registration >  To register, login to “Plan your schedule” or “Register for Classes” with SID and Registration  PIN >  To waitlist, login to “Register for Classes” >  To view your waitlist, click on “Class Waitlists” >  To print your schedule, click on “View/Print My Schedule” Degree Audit >  Click on “Degree Audit” on the right hand side, then login with your Student ID number & your Global PIN (birth date) Bookstore >  Click on the “Bookstore” link under “Academic Resources”

contact information under “When Can I Register” Weeks 6-7: Pick classes and meet with advisor Week 7: Register for classes online & pay tuition Weeks 10-11: Look up textbooks Weeks 10-11: Study & take final exams After finals:  Look up grades on “Current Student” page under “Unofficial Transcript”

STUDENT RESOURCES
First Quarter Checklist > Pay Tuition Bldg 25 > Purchase Textbooks Bldg 27 or www.spsccbookstore.com > Get Student ID Card Bldg 27 > Take Campus Tour >  Print off Class Schedule “Current Students” page under  “View/Print My Schedule” > Attend Class

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Main Line: 754-7711 Admissions/Advising: 596-5241 Bookstore: 596-5303 Cashier: 596-5246/65 Counseling: 596-5306 Financial Aid: 596-5232 Security Office: 596-5299 Veteran’s Information: 596-5242 Testing Center: 596-5386

CAREER SERVICES
Ask about the free Career Explorer’s Workshops! Career Center Bldg 22 Rm 211, 596-5567 studentemployment@spscc.ctc.edu Online access to Job Board: www.myinterfase.com/spscc/student

STUDY ABROAD
Study Abroad Advisor Bldg 21 Rm 292A 360-596-5367 Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad: www.wcccsa.com Earn credit, and broaden your view of the world!

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Contact advising@spscc.edu or Enrollment Services at 596-5241

FUNDING OPTIONS
www.spscc.edu/admissions/funding View links to more information on: > Scholarships > Loans > Financial Aid >  Veteran’s Education Benefits > Payment Plan

TUTORING SERVICES
Academic Computer Lab Bldg 34 Rm 103; 596-5273 Tutoring provided on Microsoft applications & most specialized software used for CIS classes. Accounting Lab Bldg 34 Rm 133; 596-5379 One-on-one drop-in tutoring available during specific times. Math Center Bldg 32 Rm 103; 596-5505 Drop-in tutoring is available. A tutoring schedule is posted in building 35 at the division office. Science Study Room Bldg 35 Rm 310 Writing Center Library; 596-5472 The Writing Center is available to all students who want help with writing in any class.

SCHOLARSHIPS
Foundation Scholarships for SPSCC students are available in March. Scholarship Search: www.thewashboard.org or www.fastweb.com

STEPS TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID
>  Complete the FAFSA application online at www.fafsa.gov. Our school code is 005372 > C  omplete and submit the Data Sheet directly to the Financial Aid Office. Data Sheets are available online at www.spscc.edu/admissions/funding/finaid and in the Financial Aid Office > S  ubmit any another additional items that may be requested prior to the published deadline. Ensuring that your application is completed by the deadline will allow you to receive notification of eligibility before tuition is due. www.spscc.ctc.edu/admissions/funding/finaid

INSTRUCTIONAL DEANS
Humanities/Communication 596-5595 Office: 21-292G ART, ASL, CHIN, CMST, DRMA, ENGL, FRCH, GERM, HUM, IIS, JAPN, MCOM, PHIL, MUSC, READ, SPAN Natural & Applied Science 596-5287 Office: 35-254 ASTR, BIOL, BOT, CHEM, DENT, EARTH, ENGR, ENVR, FAID, GEOL, MATH, MED, NURS, NUTR, OCEAN, PE, PHYS Applied Technology 596-5219 Office: 23-226 AUTO, BPA, CAD, CAP, CIS, CMT, CNA, CS, FEST, FOD, GIS, HORT, SURV, WELD Social Sciences/Business 596-5256 Office: 23-227 ACCT, ANTH, BUS, CJ, ECE, ECON, EDUC, GEOG, HDEV, HIST, IIS, LEGL, PARA, PEP, POLS, PSYC, SOC

STUDENT HANDBOOK
This student handbook has important information about your rights and responsibilities as a student. The handbook can be accessed online at http://www. spscc.ctc.edu/campus-life/handbook .

CAMPUS MAP LINK
www.spscc.edu/map-and-directions

South Puget Sound Community College communicates with students primarily via email. If you do not keep your email address up to date with the college, you will miss receiving critical information about registration, advising, credit transfer, graduation and more. Please keep your email up to date with Enrollment Services. You can review your current email address on file and update it by going to: www.spscc.edu > Current Student > Change my address and email.

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About South Puget Sound Community College

STUDENT LIFE
Student Senate................................................22 Campus Activities Board..................................22 Sounds Newspaper..........................................22 Volunteers........................................................23 Clubs and Organizations...................................23 Intercollegiate Athletics.....................................23 Percival Review................................................24 Your ASB Card.................................................24 Student Union Building ....................................25 Gymnasium/Fitness Center...............................25

STUDENT SERVICES
Admissions....................................................... 8 Advising............................................................. 9 AIDS/HIV Information........................................ 9 Bookstore....................................................... 10 Campus Security............................................ 10 Career Services/Career Center....................... 11 Cooperative Work Experience/ Internships (Co-op)......................................... 12 Counseling Services ...................................... 12 Disability Access...............................................13 Diversity & Equity Services................................13 Financial Aid, Grants, Scholarships...................14 GED.................................................................14 Insurance....................................................... 14 Jeanne Clery Act..............................................14 Military Resource Room....................................14 Placement Tests...............................................14 Public Disclosure..............................................14 Registration......................................................15 Running Start...................................................15 Safe Zone Program..........................................15 Student Emergency Funds...............................16 Student Housing...............................................16 Veterans Education Benefits.............................17 Worker Retraining........................................... 17 WorkFirst..........................................................17

CAMPUS SERVICES
Clipper Café/Percival Dining Room...................25 Meeting Rooms................................................25 Vending Machines............................................25 Child Care........................................................25

CAMPUS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
Sexual Assault..................................................26 Alcohol and Illegal Drugs Policy........................27 Smoking Policy on Campus..............................28 Emergency Messages......................................28 Parking Regulations..........................................28 Student Rights and Responsibilities..................28 Notification of Rights Regarding Your Educational Records.................................29 Student Identification Number..........................30 Taxpayer Identification Number.........................30 Academic Standards Policy..............................30 Attendance.......................................................31 Non-discrimination policy..................................31 Statement on Academic Honesty.....................32

INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES
Study Abroad Programs...................................18 Credit for Alternative Learning...........................19 eTutoring..........................................................19 Library..............................................................19 Academic Computer Lab................................ 20 Accounting Lab.............................................. 20 Math Center.....................................................20 Writing Center..................................................20 eLearning....................................................... 21

NEED TO KNOW
Online Learning Tips.........................................34 Successful Behaviors Checklist........................36 Tips – The First Week of School.......................37 Campus Map...................................................38 Instructional Calendar.......................................39 Get Connected.................................................40

For information via the Internet, check out our college’s web page at www.spscc.ctc.edu

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CLIPPER INFORMATION DIRECTORY

Main Campus: (360) 754-7711
Extension #
Academic Probation; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu........................................................ 5237 Adding a Class; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ................................................................ 5241 Admissions; enrollmentservices@spscc.edu...................................................................... 5241 Advising; Advising@spscc.edu ......................................................................................... 5241 Advisor Change; Advising@spscc.edu ............................................................................. 5444 Athletic Information; Athletics@spscc.edu ....................................................................... 5419 Bookstore; Bookstore@spscc.edu .................................................................................... 5303 Cafeteria/Food Services.............................................................................................. 5398 Campus Activities; StudentLife@spscc.edu ...................................................................... 5306 Career Services; Studentemployment@spscc.edu.............................................................. 5567 Cashier/Payments; Cashier@spscc.edu ................................................................. 5246/5265 Closed Class Info; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ............................................................ 5241 Clubs & Organizations; Studentlife@spscc.edu ................................................................ 5306 Cooperative Work Experience/Internship; Studentemployment@spscc.edu .................... 5359 Correspondence Testing; Testingcenter@spscc.edu......................................................... 5386 Counseling; Counseling@spscc.edu ................................................................................. 5306 Disability Support; DSS@spscc.edu................................................................................ 5306 Diversity & Equity Center; Eyoshina@spscc.edu .............................................................. 3157 Dropping a Class; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ............................................................. 5241 Emergency; lhatman@spscc.edu.................................................................................. 596-5299/911 Evaluation of Credits; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ....................................................... 5241 Financial Aid; FinancialAid@spscc.edu ............................................................................. 5232 GED Information; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ............................................................. 4681 Grades; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ............................................................................. 5237 Graduation Applications; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ................................................. 5241 Hawks Prairie Campus; 1401 Marvin Rd NE, Lacey WA .................................. 754-8489/ext.11

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High School Completion; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ................................................. 5241 Information (General)/Campus Operator..................................................................... 5200 Instructional Concerns/Instruction.............................................................................. 5209 International Students; internationalstudents@spscc.edu .................................................. 5396 Library; libraryemail@spscc.edu......................................................................................... 5271 Lost & Found; lhatman@spscc.edu................................................................................... 5299 Non-credit Classes; CommunityEducation@spscc.edu....................................................... 5365 Pay Fees, Fines, etc.; Cashier@spscc.edu ............................................................. 5246/5265 Registration/Records; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ...................................................... 5241 Room Reservations; Event Management vlewis@spscc.edu........................................... 5333 Running Start; Advising@spscc.edu ................................................................................. 5432 Student Government; ASBPresident@spscc.edu ............................................................. 5306 Student ID Cards; StudentLife@spscc.edu........................................................................ 5306 Student Newspaper-Sounds; soundsnewspaper@spscc.edu ........................................... 3117 Student Union, TV Room, Student Internet Resource Center; Studentlife@spscc.edu.............................................. 5306 Study Abroad/International Education; Sbuendel@spscc.edu ....................................... 5367 Testing (Placement); Testingcenter@spscc.edu ................................................................ 5386 Transcript Requests (outgoing); EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ............................. 5423/5241 Transfer Information; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ........................................................ 5432 Tutoring; Math Tutoring Center: bneilson@spscc.edu...................................................... 5505 Writing Center: WritingCenter@spscc.edu .......................................................... 5472 Veterans Information; financialaid@spscc.edu .................................................................. 5242 Waiting List; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ...................................................................... 5241 Worker Retraining; EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu ........................................................... 5424 WorkFirst; WorkFirst Services............................................................................................ 5403

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ABOUT SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
South Puget Sound Community College first opened its doors in 1962 when 200 students started classes at a downtown Olympia site, then called the Olympia Vocational Technical Institute. From 1970, when the school joined the community college system, until 1981, this was the only community college in the state devoted entirely to vocational and technical education. In 1984, the school changed its name to South Puget Sound Community College to reflect the more comprehensive curriculum it offered to meet the needs of Thurston County. Today, more than 6,000 students register for classes each fall, winter, and spring, while summer quarter classes draw another 2,500 students.

Visit South Puget Sound Community College on the World Wide Web The college’s website contains information about programs and services offered, upcoming events, the most recent class schedule, a college directory and much more! Check it out at www.spscc.edu. Photographs and Videotaping South Puget Sound Community College takes photographs and videotapes on campus throughout the year. These images often include students, employees, and guests in classrooms, computer labs, athletic events and other campus activities. South Puget Sound Community College reserves the right to use these photographs and videotapes as part of its educational, public interest, publicity and marketing efforts. Those who attend, visit, or work at South Puget Sound Community College do so with the understanding that these photographs and videotapes might include them and might be used in college publications, newspapers and other media. As a condition of attendance, visiting or working at the college you are consenting to the College’s use of such photographs or videos which may include your likeness, and waive any privacy interests you may have in such photographs or videos.

STUDENT SERVICES
Admissions
After completing your Admissions Application in person or online at www.spscc.edu, you’ll get a Student ID number, needed for placement testing, class registration and for accessing your information online. If you’re transferring credits from other colleges, follow the Transfer of Credit procedures found online by clicking Current Student, Transfer Credits and Transferring to SPSCC. Note: Transcripts more than 10 years old must be accompanied by course descriptions from the college catalog corresponding to the years you attended. Contact your previous college for descriptions. Next, apply for financial aid by filing your free application at www.fasfa.ed.gov, listing our college’s school code (#005372) as the college you wish to attend. Contact Students Financial Services at (360) 596-5232 with questions. Next, if you’re pursuing a certificate or degree, enrolling in 12 or more credits or taking English or math, you’ll need to take the College Placement skills test (CPT). Testing is done on a walk-in basis. Check the Testing Calendar online for dates and times. Next, go to New Student Advising and Registration (NSAR) to choose your classes and to register for classes. You can attend in person on the main campus in Olympia or via an online classroom. Go to www.spscc.edu and click on “I’m ready to start” and then “Go to New Student Advising & Registration” for more information and the advising calendar. Scheduled appointments are available if you need help selecting a degree path prior to NSAR.. Go online to “Advising” to book an appointment. Finally, pay your tuition by the due date to remain in chosen courses. Payments can be made at the Cashier’s Office in Building 25, by phone at (360) 596-5265 or online under Current Student. *Note: International students should contact the International Student Office for admission information at (360) 596-5396.

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Advising
The Advising Program at South Puget Sound Community College is intended to help students learn to identify their educational goals, develop an appropriate educational plan, and monitor their progress toward achieving those goals. The advising process is based on educational and student development philosophies that include the following steps: new student advising and registration; continuing student advising; and self-advising. New Student Pre-Advising Appointments If prior to coming to New Student Advising a student needs general information about the college, admissions process, financial aid and scholarships, testing, transcripts, career planning, programs of study and disability accommodations they can schedule an appointment to meet with an Educational Planner. Students can schedule an appointment online from the advising web page. New Student Advising and Registration New Student Advising and Registration helps students successfully begin their first quarter at the college. New Student Advising and Registration includes degree and course requirements, important dates, web navigation instructions, college vocabulary and expectations, suggestions for planning a successful class schedule, assignment of an advisor and help choosing classes and registering. New student advising and registration is done in a group setting with multiple advisors available to help answer student questions. Continuing Student Advising Continuing student advising encourages a positive exchange between students and their advisors, which promotes educational planning and student success. Students are strongly encouraged to see their advisors on advising day to discuss their educational plans. An advising day is set aside each quarter with no day classes for students to register for classes and participate in advising related activities and workshops. Students are responsible for contacting their assigned advisor prior to advising day to find out how their advisor facilitates the advising process with their advisees. Transfer Resources Many students come to South Puget Sound Community College with the goal to transfer to a four year institution, another community college or a special admissions program. The Advising Center at SPSCC offers many resources for students looking to transfer including a transfer resource center with literature from in state and out of state institutions, Transfer Workshops and one on one transfer appointments. We recommend that you start looking at your transfer institution as soon as you begin your studies at SPSCC. Many institutions have transfer application deadlines 6 to 9 months prior to the term starting. The more planning you do at SPSCC the more successful your transfer experience will be! To find out more, visit our transfer webpage at www.spscc.edu/transfer. Advising and educational planning materials are located in Building 25 and include print and computer resources, transfer information and other advising resources. For more information on advising, contact Enrollment Services at (360) 596-5241 or e-mail advising@spscc.edu. AIDS/HIV Information Information about the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and the prevention of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) can be found on the following websites:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: www.os.dhhs.gov/ Center for Disease Control and Prevention: www.cdc.gov National Institutes of Health (NIH): www.nih.gov NIH information lines: www.nih.gov/health/infoline.htm

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Bookstore
The college bookstore stocks all the materials necessary for your classes at South Puget Sound Community College. Course materials are available four weeks before the new quarter starts. Materials can be purchased at our on-campus bookstore in the Student Union Building or online at www.spsccbookstore.com. Students can purchase and/or rent new and used textbooks. In addition, the store also carries class supplies, sportswear, scrubs, educationally priced software and computers, electronics, and snacks. Each quarter students can sell unwanted books to a wholesale company visiting the campus during the first two days of each new quarter and during finals week. Students may also sell back textbooks at the store’s website any day of the year. The college can make no guarantees at the time of purchase about which books will be bought back at the end of the quarter or at what value. Bookstore hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday.

Campus Security
The Safety and Security Office provides many services including: • Escorting individuals to and from vehicles and buildings; • Providing emergency first aid; • Responding to criminal, medical, and fire calls; • Providing jumper cables for dead car batteries; • Assisting with keys locked in vehicles; • Lost and found; • New student safety orientation; • Provide emergency evacuation coordinator training. Eight emergency call boxes are located on campus, outside Bldg. 16 and 25, near the Security Office, along the covered walkway across from lot D, next to Bldg. 20, Lot J, and next to Bldg. 21. The College has 12 automated external defibrillators (AEDs). They are located at the Child Care Center front lobby in Building 20, the Division Office area in Building 21, the Instruction Office in Building 23, the lobby area of Welding/Automotive in Building 16, the Security Office in Building 25, next to the Espresso stand in Building 27, next to the check out counter in Building 28, the Equipment room in Building 32, the front lobby of Building 32, the Resource Center in Building 34, at the top second floor landing of the main stairs of Building 35, and at Hawks Prairie Center front lobby area. The Security Office is committed to working with all members and guests of the college community to resolve all security matters in a timely fashion. One of the main responsibilities of the Security Office is to provide an operating force of trained personnel to protect the college community and the college from fire, theft, intrusion and other unlawful acts that disturb the peace or that place life and property in jeopardy. In addition, the Security Office regulates parking and traffic, assists the college community with a variety of public services, provides escorts and assists law enforcement. The Security Office has six full-time security officers and a full-time office worker. Security officers are complemented by part-time and student employees. The Security Office is located in Building 25. The telephone number is (360) 596-5299. Employees of the Security Office do not have arrest powers and do not carry firearms. Security officers patrol the campus regularly looking for safety and security concerns; and enforce the college’s rules and regulations. Discrepancies that are noted are reported to the appropriate department. Employees and students that observe any safety or security hazard should report it to the Security Office. All buildings are locked and unlocked at scheduled times as conditions and usage warrant.

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Cooperation is the Key Safety of students, employees and visitors is the primary concern of South Puget Sound Community College’s Security Office. Everyone can help keep the campus environment a safe place. Cooperation among students, faculty, staff and the Security Office is the key to a successful security program. Reporting Crimes and Other Emergencies All employees and students should immediately report any crime, suspicious circumstance/person or emergency to the Security Office or 911 Dispatch Center. Security Alerts When necessary the Security Office will notify the college community of crimes that may cause a concern for personal safety. The notification could be in the form of posters, flyers, the college website, e-mail and/or article(s) in the college newspaper. Law Enforcement Jurisdictions The Olympia Police Department has jurisdiction on the main campus. The Lacey Police Department has jurisdiction at the Hawks Prairie Center. The Yelm Police Department has jurisdiction at the Yelm Community Center and the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office has jurisdiction at McLane Fire Station. These law enforcement agencies are responsible for investigating criminal activities that may occur at these locations. Crime Prevention Crime can occur anytime - anyplace. Crime does not know any boundaries. Sometimes people get a false sense of security because they believe they cannot be the victims of crime. You need to be aware of what is going on around you. You should take precautions and safeguards that reduce your risk of becoming a victim. Simple Safety Suggestions: • Keep vehicles locked • Do not walk alone, especially at night • Request an escort from security • Do not leave valuables unattended • Report suspicious activities to security/law enforcement At the start of the quarter (excluding summer quarter), the Security Office provides safety awareness information during new student orientation, which includes personal and property safety. For more information about crime prevention, contact the Security Office. It has numerous brochures on self-protection, personal safety, preventing crime, date rape and reducing campus theft.

Career Services / The Career Center
The Career Center, located in Building 25, Room 130, is a comprehensive employment resource center for past, present and future students who have or will be attending South Puget Sound Community College. There is a job board with job listings available for past, present or future students to view. The job board includes bulletins for full-time permanent and temporary jobs for state, county, city and public agencies as well as internships with employers. The Career Center provides free online employment services to bring students and employers together. Students can log in to our web site services, search for job opportunities and request referrals. Employers can post job vacancies at no cost through our online job service and can participate in our annual spring Career Day event held in May. Employers also have the opportunity to participate in the state work- study program and hire a quality student plus receive up to 65% partial reimbursement of wages up to 19 hours a week. Work study is a financial aid based program designed to provide students with academic or career relevant employment experience. STUDENT SERVICES 11

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Access to résumé software and to the internet is available in the Career Center to assist students with their job search activities. Printers are available for printing resumes and state applications that can be completed online. DVD’s, books and other job search tools are available to help prepare students for job search activities, interviews and other employment needs. For more information, please contact Career Services at (360) 596-5567.

Cooperative Work Experience / Internships (Co-op)
The Co-op program connects classroom learning to real-world opportunities by assisting students in locating internships related to their field of study. Students earn credit and a grade for the work experience. Intern opportunities can be found in a multitude of work places and can be paid or unpaid. Successful internships give students the opportunity to gain work experience in their major, develop a professional network, and explore possible career choices. In addition to applying the technical skills learned in college, students develop self-confidence, maturity, responsibility, and human relations skills. Most programs can accommodate internships and many require internships as a core requirement. Please contact the Co-op office to learn more. Stop by the office located on the first floor of building 25, room 129A or call (360) 596-5359.

Counseling Services
The counseling staff is committed to helping students achieve success with their personal, academic and career goals. Various resources are available to help students as they grow academically, acquire skills for employment, improve personal wellness and develop effective skills for interacting in a diverse environment. Counselors may act as advocates for students within the college. Counselors are trained professionals and information shared with them is confidential. Academic Success Counseling Counselors assist students with issues that improve college success, such as reducing test anxiety, managing time more effectively, establishing and reaching realistic goals and adjusting to college life. Educational skills counseling and instruction are available thorough classes, workshops and individual appointments. Career Counseling Counselors help students examine career and life goals, assess interests, values, skills, personality styles, select educational programs and majors, explore the world of work and make occupation decisions. Career counseling is available through classes, workshops and individual appointments. Personal Counseling Personal counseling gives students the opportunity to meet with a professional counselor to discuss issues and concerns that may be interfering with their ability to achieve their educational and personal goals. Personal counseling is available by appointment or on an emergency basis. For more information about counseling, contact Student Life in Building 27 at (360) 596-5306 or e-mail counseling@spscc.edu or stop by Counseling in M-2, right next to the student union.

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Disability Access
Visitors and General Public: South Puget Sound Community College facilities are barrier-free. If reasonable accommodations are needed, please contact the campus Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at (360) 596-5500 at least four weeks before the anticipated need. Students: South Puget Sound Community College facilities are barrier-free. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Disability Support Services at least four weeks before the anticipated need. South Puget Sound Community College’s Disability Support Services (DSS) department facilitates academic adjustments, auxiliary aids and services, and program modifications in support of qualified students with disabilities. Appropriate accommodations are authorized when a student requests them and completes the mandated intake procedure. As a part of the process, students must submit documentation of the disabling conditions before DSS can authorize and arrange auxiliary aids or academic adjustments for classes. To request services, call (360) 596-5306 or email dss@spscc.edu for an intake appointment with the Assistant Director of Diversity and Equity. Returning students must fill out a Request for Accommodations form every quarter. For more information about Disability Support Services, please see our website at http://www.spscc.edu/current-students/ services/dss, or call (360) 596-5306. Disability Grievance Procedures South Puget Sound Community College does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Any student who feels he/she has been discriminated against on the basis of disability may file a complaint according to the established campus policies and procedures or may contact one of the following agencies:

Department of Education 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174 (260) 220-7900 National website: http://www.ed.gov/ocr/ Washington State Human Rights Commission; 1151 Third Avenue, Suite 92, Seattle, WA 98101 (206) 464-6500, TTY (206) 587-5168 Statewide website: www.hum.wa.gov/complaintProcess
A copy of the College’s procedures, appeal and discrimination complaint (grievance) process for accommodating students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) can be accessed online at www.spscc.edu or in hard copy at the Olympia campus at Student Life, Building 27; and at the Hawks Prairie campus at the lobby area, front desk.

Diversity & Equity Services
South Puget Sound Community College values the diversity of its learning community and provides specific services and support to students from historically underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and disability status. The Office of Diversity and Equity provides advocacy and programming that supports students from these backgrounds academically and by encouraging their engagement in campus activities and leadership. We also maintain the Diversity and Equity Center, which functions as a supportive, bias-free zone for all students to utilize for conversation, social interaction, and educational programming about the diversity of cultures, backgrounds and identities present in our community. For additional information, contact (360) 596-5383.

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Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships
Applications are available in our office and students may receive assistance in completing the necessary forms to apply for aid. To be eligible for financial aid, a student must be pursuing a college degree or certificate program that is at least six months or more in length. Students who first enroll in a financial aid eligible program of study on or after July 1, 2012 will be required to have a high school diploma, GED or have completed a secondary school education in a home school that is treated as a home school or private school under State law. Students must also complete the Federal application on-line at www. fafsa.gov and data sheet. Students interested in applying for scholarships should contact our office directly for specific application materials. For more information, contact Financial Aid at (360) 596- 5232.

GED
The college is an official GED testing center, offering weekly testing sessions. Students under 19 years must have an approval to test form signed by a high school official and parent/guardian in order to take the GED examinations. - Contact Enrollment Services for an under age18 admission checklist.

Insurance
Optional student insurance forms are available in the lobby of Building 25. Coverage for students and their families is sold per quarter or annually. Additional forms are available at the cashiers office.

Jeanne Clery Act
The U.S. Department of Education and the Jeanne Clery Act require all colleges to provide information to students and employees about its campus safety policies, procedures and statistics on certain crimes, i.e., murder, manslaughter, forcible sex, vehicle theft, hate crimes, liquor law violations, drug law violations and weapons law violations reported to the security office and law enforcement that have occurred on campus and the adjoining public property. The report contains violation information from the most recent calendar year and the two preceding calendar years. This information is available in the Security Office (Building 25, Room 104) and online at www.spscc.edu/getting-to-know-us/offices/ security.

Military Resource Room
SPSCC is proud to announce the opening of our Military Resource Room in Fall 2013. The room will be located right off the Commons in the Student Union Building. It will serve as a resource room and relaxing place for veterans to connect. For more information contact Student Life at (360) 596-5306 or studentlife@spscc.edu.

Placement Tests
The college requires a placement test for those seeking a degree, or those planning on taking reading, writing, or math courses or attending college full-time. The placement test is scheduled weekly throughout the year. Test waivers are possible if previous college course work has been completed in English or math with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

Public Disclosure
South Puget Sound Community College makes information available to the general public, as required by state and federal laws and/or college policy.

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Request for Public Records South Puget Sound Community College is an agency of the State of Washington and its records are therefore open for public review (with some exceptions such as students’ educational records and certain items in an employees’ personnel file.) Any member of the community may ask to see or obtain a photocopy of any existing college document that is part of the public record. For information on how to request access to public records, contact the department of Human Resources at (360) 596-5360. For the Washington State rules on access to public records, go to http:// apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=42.56.

Registration
You may register by using Web Registration at our website, www.spscc.edu/online_services/ online_reg.html after receiving a Student ID and PIN, or by coming to Enrollment Services in Building 25. Picture I.D. is required for all in-person transactions. Questions? Please contact Enrollment Services at (360) 596-5241.

Reporting Bias - See Safe Zone Program Running Start
The Running Start program allows eligible high school junior and senior students to enroll in community college classes. Running Start students take regular college courses and may earn both college and high school credit. Running Start tuition is paid by the high school, but the student is responsible for books, parking fees, and supplies. Go online to www.spscc.edu and click on “Programs” and then “Running Start” for detailed application and registration information. Or, Call (360) 596-5432.

Safe Zone Program
A Safe Zone is a friendly and secure location that offers immediate safety and personnel to provide a sanctuary and safe passage through the campus. Members of the campus community can utilize a Safe Zone office when they: - feel that their safety is immediately threatened, and/or - have been on the receiving end of bias of any kind. The goal of the Safe Zone Program is to facilitate members of the college community finding a sanctuary on every floor of every building on campus if they feel under siege, physically threatened, or even just in need of a kind word. The personnel providing the sanctuary is a certified Safe Zone Participant who has completed the required Safe Zone training. Becoming a Safe Zone Participant is a voluntary choice, and requires a serious commitment. You can report a bias incident/hate crime in a Safe Zone office. The occupant of the office will have reporting forms and has been trained to assist people in need. Reporting Bias: The Safe Zone Team The Bias-Motivated Incident Response Team (BIRT) addresses campus climate issues related Reporting Bias: The Safe Zone Team The Safe Zone Team addresses campus climate issues related to bias-motivated incidents and crimes and acts as advocates for persons affected by such incidents. The team is comprised of: - Director of Diversity and Equity - Chief Human Resource Officer - Director of Campus Security - Vice President for Instruction - Member of Counseling staff - Vice President for Student Services - Dean of College Relations - Dean of Student Life STUDENT SERVICES 15

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Depending on the nature of the incident other departments may be involved (e.g. Disability Support Services and International Student Services) The Safe Zone Team will meet to review the report and determine the appropriate course of action. Depending on the nature of the offense and the available evidence, actions may include: - Disciplinary action as outlined in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. - The college reserves the right to pursue disciplinary action in the case of off-campus incidents, when the alleged offender and behavior involved threatens the health, safety, and/or property of the college, its staff or students. - Campus authorities will assist victims in notifying proper law enforcement authorities. Any member of the college community can file a third party report with the Safe Zone Team detailing a potential bias-motivated incident or hate crime. The college cannot initiate student judicial action or a criminal complaint against the alleged offender based on a third party report. However, the report is still encouraged, as it can provide important and useful information for protecting the community and connecting similar reports while simultaneously protecting the victim’s anonymity to the extent permitted by law. A map and list of Safe Zone Locations can be found at: http://saw.spscc.edu/diversity/safezone.html Report bias anonymously by email: biasreport@spscc.edu, or by calling (360) 596-3235 (messages can be left anonymously). Hate Crimes Hate crimes can generally be defined as a crime that in whole or part is motivated by the offender’s bias toward the victim’s status: murder, manslaughter, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, motor vehicle theft, arson, forcible and non-forcible sex offenses, intimidations, vandalism and any other crime involving injury to any person or property in which the victim is intentionally selected because of actual or perceived race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or disability. Hate crimes should be reported by calling 911 or the police department (Olympia Police Department : 360.704.2740), but can additionally be reported to Campus Security and the Safe Zone Team.

Student Emergency Funds
Currently enrolled students who experience financial emergencies may contact the Financial Aid Office. Limited funds are available to assist students who encounter unexpected expenses. Funds are made possible by the College Foundation’s Student Emergency Grant Fund and the Student Per Credit Fee Emergency Fund. The goal of these funds is to assist students who have exhausted all other resources and who would otherwise have to withdraw from school. Funds are limited and reviewed on a caseby-case basis. Examples of assistance have included rent for students facing eviction, utility assistance for students with disconnect notices, and vehicle repairs when using the bus is not an option. Funds are issued to third party payees, not the student. For more information, contact Financial Aid at (360) 596-5232.

Student Housing
This college does not have student housing.

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Veterans Education Benefits
The college is approved for the education and training of eligible veterans, the children and spouses of deceased and 100% disabled veterans and eligible members of the Selected Reserves. Veterans Services is located in the Student Financial Services Office in Bldg. 25. Appointments may be scheduled by calling (360) 596-5232. Detailed information regarding the Department of Veterans Affairs education programs may be accessed at www.gibill.va.gov.

Worker Retraining
The Worker Retraining program may provide funding to dislocated and unemployed workers for training programs and related support services including financial aid, career advising, educational planning, referral to training resources, job referral, and job development. Check online at www.spscc.edu/ WorkerRetraining for eligibility requirements. Questions? Please contact Enrollment Services at (360) 596-5446.

WorkFirst
WorkFirst Services offers Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or low income working parents develop the skills needed to advance in the workplace through career and technical training and Basic Skills. Qualified parents may receive tuition assistance to pay for tuition and books. WorkFirst staff will assist parents with enrollment, registration, tuition assistance and other community support services. For more information, please call (360) 596-5403.

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Study Abroad Programs
South Puget Sound students have the unique opportunity of studying abroad at an international sister college. programs sponsored by the Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad and Green River Community College programs. Students are allowed to use their financial aid while participating in these programs and credit is posted on the student’s South Puget Sound Community College transcript. Contact the program coordinator at (360) 596-5367. Short-term Faculty Led Programs Short-term Faculty Led Study Abroad Programs are programs designed by SPSCC faculty to support learning in their subject areas. The programs range from 2-6 weeks. Recent and current programs of this type are summer 2011 History of Scotland (Glasgow, Scotland), summer 2012 Anthropology of Britich Isles (Glasgo, Scotland) and winter 2013 Anthropology New Zealand (Otago, New Zealand). For updated information about Short-term Faculty-led programs in development please contact the International Education Program Coordinator/Study Abroad advisor, Sherrie Buendel (596-5367). Sister College Programs Studying at a sister college is economical compared to most study abroad programs. It is geared for the independent student who can travel on his or her own and assimilate well into a different education system. Students pay Washington state tuition according to the number of credits taken. Travel and living expenses are paid directly by the student. Monthly homestay fees (which include three meals/day, laundry, and cleaning) cost approximately $480 a month, depending on the rate of exchange. South Puget Sound Community College has two international sister colleges: •  El Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) in Queretaro, Mexico offers intensive Spanish courses for the beginner, intermediate or advanced student. Semesters begin in January and August. • O  tago Polytechnic in Dunedin, New Zealand offers courses in business, the arts, natural and social sciences and technical programs such as automotive engineering, catering and architectural drafting. Semesters begin in February and July. Consortium Programs The Washington Community College Consortium for Study Abroad (WCCCSA) offers the student an organized program and may be best for students with little or no travel experience. Students travel with a group of local community college students and a faculty coordinator. Visit our website at www.wcccsa. com for more information on these programs. WCCCSA Quarter-long programs are currently offered in London, England; Florence, Italy; Costa Rica; Cape Town, South Africa, Peru; and Valencia, Spain. Other study abroad programs include study in Australia/New Zealand winter quarter and a Japan program in fall quarter through cooperation with Green River Community College. The basic requirements to study abroad as a South Puget Sound Community College student are a minimum of two quarters full-time study successfully completed for sister college programs and one quarter for consortium programs (12 college level credits), minimum 2.50 GPA, two letters of recommendation (one from a faculty member) and a successful interview with the study abroad advisor. This can vary depending on the program. Running Start students can participate on study abroad programs and should see the Study Abroad Advisor for information.

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Credit for Alternative Learning
We believe flexibility, innovation and experience-based learning are essential ingredients in the educational process, and are committed to providing a variety of alternatives to credit by classroom learning. The Credit for Alternative Learning Experience (CALE) program is designed to identify, articulate and evaluate college-level learning acquired in non-college settings. Credit toward the college’s degree programs may be awarded based on valid and reliable measurements of learning. For details, contact Enrollment Services by phone (360) 596-5241 or email at EnrollmentServices@spscc.edu

eTutoring
The Western eTutoring Consortium provides free online tutoring in a range of subject areas to all currently enrolled SPSCC students. Go to http://www.spscc.edu/current-students/services/tutoring for more information on this and other tutoring services.

Library
The library is central to your academic success. You will find us in building 28, next to the student union center, so you can pick up some coffee over there and bring it to the library. The first thing you’ll see when you enter the library is the “Ask Here” desk. There is a librarian sitting there any time the library is open, and you should feel free to ask the librarian any question. Librarians are familiar with many professors’ assignments so often they can turn confusion into clarity. Librarians help students with all sorts of inquiries: where the best resources are located; how to cite a source; how to troubleshoot computer issues; and even where the bathroom is located. For help with research, you can visit the library, call, email, or chat online. Librarians are now available 24/7 through our global network, and we offer an abundance of materials in electronic format so you can even do your research from home. We have books, encyclopedias, journals, magazines, and newspapers all in electronic format, and we recently acquired thousands of academic streaming videos that you can watch from your home computer. Bring your student ID card if you want to check out materials in the library. In addition to books, we have DVDs, videos, netbooks, iPads, laptops, digital cameras, video cameras, graphing calculators, and other equipment. Many students like to use the private study carrels and group study rooms in the library. And not to be outdone by Starbucks, the library also has wireless connection so feel free to bring in your laptop while you sip your coffee and get assistance from one of our friendly librarians. Library Hours Monday – Thursday: 7:30 - 8 p.m. Friday: 7:30 - 4:30 p.m. Closed: Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays For Library information call (360) 596-5271 Visit www.spscc.ctc.edu/library; for 24/7 reference assistance or chat, click on the “Ask Here 24/7 chat” icon

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Academic Computer Lab
A general-purpose computer lab, providing access to current software applications, is open to students as a place to complete computer-related academic assignments and research. Other computer labs specific to individual instructional programs are located throughout the campus. The computer lab is available to all enrolled students. The lab, located in Building 34, Room 102, 103 and 105, is open the following hours during fall, winter and spring quarters: Fall – Winter – Spring Hours: Mon – Thurs: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Summer Hours: Mon – Thurs: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed: Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Accounting Lab
The Accounting Lab serves students who are currently enrolled in accounting courses. Accounting students may use the lab to study for exams, take make-up exams, work on homework problems, receive help for accounting courses, and view information on career and educational opportunities. The Accounting Lab is located in Building 34, Room 133. For more information on hours of operation, call 596-5379.

Math Center
The Math Center is located in Building 32, Room 103. The center provides free walk-in tutoring help for all South Puget Sound Community College students. Its purpose is to promote the success of students enrolled in math courses and/or courses where mathematical concepts are applied, such as chemistry, physics and economics. The Math Center is staffed with experienced tutors and faculty with a goal to aid students in developing their mathematical abilities in order for them to become independent learners. Instruction in the center is informal and tutors often work with more than one student at a time. Some one-to-one and small group tutoring sessions may be available by appointment. The Math Center also provides a pleasant, non-threatening environment for independent studies. It is a great place to do homework and get coached right away so you can move on. We also support and guide you in using the math software that many courses require. A variety of books, videos and computer programs are available for student use within the center. Hours of operation vary by quarter. Visit our webpage at http://mathatspscc.weebly.com/ or call (360) 596-5505 for more information and current hours.

Writing Center
The Writing Center in the Library, offers services for all South Puget Sound Community College students. The Writing Center will be relocated during the remodeling of Building 22. Please check the Writing Center website for current location at http://www.spscc.edu/campus-resources/learning/writingcenter. Students can make appointments with experienced tutors for feedback and support on any writing project for any class. Tutors offer help for all stages of the writing process, including brainstorming and generating ideas, writing a focused thesis statement, organizing an essay, and documenting research. Tutors do not fix grammar errors or rewrite sentences for students; however, we offer service to help students understand grammar and academic writing conventions. Call (360) 596-5472 or come in to make an appointment; during busy times of the term it may be necessary to make appointments a week ahead. Hours of operation will be posted on the Center door. Drop-in service is available if tutor appointments are not full.

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How do students and tutors interact? Students work in real-time with an tutor, submit questions or essays for a next day response, or pre-schedule online appointments. Students communicate with tutors using a virtual whiteboard technology. Scientific and mathematical notation, symbols, geometric figures, graphing and freehand drawing can be rendered quickly and easily.appointment; during busy times of the term it may be necessary to make appointments a week ahead. Hours of operation will be posted on the Center door. Tutors will: - Encourage students with constructive criticism;
- Help students identify areas for improvement; - Involve students in discussion and problem-solving strategies; - Treat students with respect.

Tutors will not: - Do assignments for the learner, give answers or write any portion of papers;
- Review and correct errors without active participation of the learners; - Comment on grades or predict a possible grade

eLearning at SPSCC
South Puget Sound Community College uses technology to increase access and flexibility for students that have busy lives. The Canvas Learning Management System is a web-based platform that enables instructors at SPSCC to manage course materials and communicate with students. Canvas can function both as a complement to traditional face-to-face courses and as a site for fully –online learning. In Canvas, you can take surveys, quizzes, and tests; you can send and receive course mail, post messages to threaded discussions and chat rooms, and upload assignments and see feedback from your instructor. You can check your progress and grades at any time during the course. If your course is making use of Canvas, you can access it at: http://spscc.instructure.com. Keep in mind that the requirements of an online course are not significantly different than a traditional course. Once you log on to your online classroom, you will notice that it includes readings, exercises, videos, podcasts, discussion forums, written assignments, and group work. Like a traditional course, online courses have regularly scheduled beginning and ending dates, as well as deadlines for the completion of class assignments. You should expect to spend 12-15 hours per week working on the course, and plan to work on the course every day or so to make sure you don’t miss important requirements or fall behind your peers. Online courses are typically accessible 7 days before the first day of instruction (aka “Week Zero”). You will be able access to your course during that period, and orient yourself to the platform. You can access tutorials at http://guides.instructure.com. If you have technical issues, please contact the Campus Helpdesk at: 596-5544, or helpdesk@spscc.edu.

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STUDENT LIFE
The Office of Student Life at South Puget Sound Community College (Student Union Building) is the hub of student events and activities at the college. It is the point of origin for student government, activities, arts and entertainment. Student Life staff and students offer a valuable resource to any student interested in enriching life on campus. Additionally, the Office of Student Life provides services through the Diversity & Equity Center, Disability Support Services, Counseling, and Athletics. The offices of the Associated Student Body of South Puget Sound Community College are located with the Office of Student Life. Those offices include the ASB-SPSCC Senate, and Campus Activities Board personnel.

Student Senate
Your Student Senate exists to give you a voice in the college’s decision-making and governing process. The student senate represents every student on campus with the goal of working toward providing the services and resources students need and want. The Senate wants to hear from you! Any contributions from students are welcome. Students’ concerns are what govern the actions of the Senate. Senate meetings are held bi-monthly during each quarter. All students are invited to attend these Senate meetings. If you would like a specific topic addressed at a Senate meeting, inform the Senator for Administrative Services, ext. 3102, the Student Body President, ext. 3114, or leave a message with Student Life at ext. 5306. Your topic will be considered for placement on the agenda for the next meeting. Requests must be received by 5 p.m., one week prior to the meeting to be considered for the agenda. The 2012-2013 Student Senate consists of: - ASB-SPSCC President – Ext. 3114 - Vice President of Administration & Finance – Ext. 3113 - Vice President of Clubs & Organizations – Ext. 3115 - Senator for Public Relations – Ext. 3103 - Senator for Administrative Affairs – Ext. 3102 - Senator for Diversity & Equity Affairs – Ext. 3104 - Senator for Legislative Affairs – Ext. 3105

Campus Activities board
The Campus Activities Board offers hands-on work experience in specialty areas that enrich campus life. Board members plan, promote and facilitate events open to students and the public. As part of the program, students attend a paid summer training session. This training prepares the participants for campus leadership duties. Contact Student Life at (360) 596-5306 for more information.

Sounds Newspaper
Student editors, reporters, photographers and advertising representatives are provided with guidance and advice in all aspects of production by an experienced advisor. This bi-monthly publication provides students the opportunity to earn money while developing valuable journalism skills. For more information, contact Sounds at (360) 596-3123.

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Volunteers
There is always a need for volunteers to help produce and promote student-sponsored events and activities. Volunteers are also needed to serve on committees which set college policy or on faculty probationary review committees. Whether you are outgoing, enthusiastic and a born leader, or quiet and unsure about how you would like to get involved in college life, we will make it easy for you to participate in the extracurricular activities of South Puget Sound Community College. Just visit the Office of Student Life in the Student Union Building and a student will help you get involved.

Clubs and Organizations
Students with special interests outside of the classroom can find like-minded people in the selection of diverse clubs and organizations at South Puget Sound Community College. These clubs serve as opportunities for students to supplement classroom learning, while making friends and having fun. If there is not an established club already catering to your particular interest, we encourage you to form a club. If you need help finding a group that suits you, or if you have an interest in starting your own club, contact the vice president of clubs and organizations at 754-7711, extension 3115. All campus clubs have an advisor to lend expertise and assistance in maintaining a club that services its members, while adhering to campus policies. Currently chartered clubs/organizations include: - African American Association - Auto Club - B.I.M - Culinary Arts - International Student Association - Polynesian Islanders Club - Queer-Straight Alliance - Tomodachi Club - Anthropology - B.R.I.C.K. - Criminal Science Investigation (CSI) - Horticulture - Nursing - Psychology-Sociology - Teachers of Tomorrow - Welding

Intercollegiate Athletics
The South Puget Sound Community College Clippers are members of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC). The NWAACC has member colleges in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia. Intercollegiate athletics has been offered at the college since 1988. The college offers intercollegiate programs in men’s soccer, women’s fastpitch softball and women’s and men’s basketball. Clipper Athletics believes it is important for our student-athletes to be successful in the classroom as well as on the court/field. Equity in Athletics Disclosure information for South Puget Sound Community college and other institutions can be found online at http://ope.ed.gov/athletics. Weight Room/Cardio Room: The weight and cardio rooms are located in the gymnasium. They are available for use by students, staff and faculty. The weight room has free weights and weight machines while the cardio room has treadmill, Ascent Trainers, Hybrid and Upright stationary bikes. The hours of operation are posted on the door of the weight and cardio rooms and can also be found on the athletic department Web page.

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Soccer: Coach Brian Davis returns for his fifth year as head coach. He is excited to continue building a successful men’s soccer program. The Clippers finished in 4th place last season. Coach Davis and his staff continue to emphasis that success in the classroom is important and translates to success on the field. He continues to look for players who will be part of a cohesive and supportive team that works to develop and improve their skills throughout the season. The soccer program’s goal is to continue to learn and grow and to work towards winning the Southern Division and making a trip the NWAACC championships. Fastpitch: Coach Shannon Stine will begin her second year as head coach of the Clipper fastpitch team. She is looking forward to returning to the success of past Clippers teams who consistently made NWAACC tournament appearances. Coach Stine looks for players who train hard and enjoy competition. She will put an emphasis on bringing local players to South Puget Sound Community College. She also understands the importance of classroom success and its part in the future success of her players. She is excited about the upcoming season with the goal of the Clippers becoming region champs and returning to the NWAACC Championship Tournament. Men’s Basketball: SPS will begin the 2013-2014 Academic Year with a new head coach for the men’s basketball program. The college is excited to grow the Clipper men’s basketball program, and continue to recruit with the goal to return to the championship tournament. The ongoing goal continues to be to build Clipper men’s basketball into a NWAACC championship contending program. SPS wants our players to understand and appreciate that the skills acquired playing intercollegiate sports and classroom success will benefit them throughout their lives. Women’s Basketball: Coach Mychael Heuer will begin his fourth year as head coach for the women’s basketball team. He is continues to be excited about the future of the women’s basketball program. He will continue his recruiting efforts locally to bring some of the best players in the area to South Puget Sound. He looks forward to building a program with teams that continue to be successful and that will begin to consistently place in the top four of the Western Region and have the opportunity to make it to the championships and ultimately become NWAACC Champions.

Percival Review
The Percival Review is a student written, edited and produced literary arts magazine, published each spring. For more information contact percivalreview@spscc.edu

Your ASB Card
When you enroll at South Puget Sound Community College, you automatically become a member of the Associated Student Body. ASB identification cards are available at no charge. These cards have many valuable uses: - Identification - Proof of your enrollment at South Puget Sound Community College - Student discounts or free admission to college events, including dances, movies, concerts, lectures, special events, and recreational events - Checking out materials at the college library - Free unrestricted travel on Intercity Transit - Free use of the recreation facilities at the Evergreen State College. You are eligible to receive an ASB card when you enroll. Cards are available in the Student Programs office. They must be updated each quarter with current validation stickers, which can be obtained from the Cashier’s office when you pay your tuition and fees. If you lose your card, contact the Office of Student Life to get a new one. There is a $10 fee for replacement.

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Student Union Building (Building 27)
The Student Union houses the college bookstore, Diversity & Equity Center, Disability Support Services, Office of Student Life, Student Senate, Campus Activities Board, Sounds newspaper office, Percival Review, Student Internet access room, meeting rooms, and work areas for staff members. The Commons is a comfortable multi-purpose room with tables and chairs, used by Campus Activities Board and other campus-based organizations for events, performances, dances, and much more.

Gymnasium/Fitness Center
South Puget Sound Community College’s recreation and classroom/laboratory facility is home to the college’s men’s and women’s intercollegiate basketball teams and a recreational resource for the campus. In addition to a full-size gym, the building features a weight room and a cardio-vascular room for use by the college community. Scheduled hours of operation are located on the Athletics website at http://saw.spscc.edu/athletics/.

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Clipper Café/Percival Dining Room
A variety of fresh hot and cold food is available in the Student Union Building. Offering a choice of restaurants and menus, the Clipper Café or the Percival Dining Room will fulfill your dietary needs. From daily fresh-baked breakfast rolls and cookies to gourmet soups and entrees, the choice is yours. For the “on-the-run” student, a variety of salads, sandwiches, and grilled items are offered. For leisurely dining, enjoy the Percival Dining Room. Treat yourself to the best dining experience in Olympia. Foods for both restaurants are prepared by Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry Arts students, the future chefs of America. For your catering needs, call (360) 596-5347. During the Quarter: M-Th: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm; F: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm Finals Week: First 3 days of finals: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm Last 2 days of finals: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Meeting Rooms
Meeting rooms are available at certain times for college and off-campus groups. Groups can schedule a room by contacting Event Services at (360) 596-5333.

Vending Machines
Vending machines are located around the campus. They include soda, juice and snack machines. If you have problems with any machine, see the college bookstore for assistance.

Child Care
South Puget Sound Community College’s Child Development Center, located in Building 20, was founded in 1989. The YMCA currently runs the year-round preschool program and accepts children ages three months to six years. Full-time, part-time, and pre-arranged drop-in care is available and flexible enough to accommodate most parents. The children are also served breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, and dinner, which all meet USDA nutrition guidelines. Childcare hours are from 6:45 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday Thursday; 6:45 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday during fall, winter, and spring quarters. You can contact the center at (360) 596-5660.

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Sexual Assault
South Puget Sound Community College is committed to providing a learning environment free from all forms of abuse, assault, harassment, and coercive conduct. The college wants to send a clear message that sexual assault in any form will not be tolerated on this campus. The college seeks to protect the rights of all members of the college community and to foster respect and dignity. A student charged with sexual assault can be prosecuted under the Washington Criminal Code and under the college judicial system. Even if the criminal justice authorities choose not to prosecute, any member of the college community may be subject to disciplinary action. The judicial action includes the possibility of expulsion from the college. What to do if you are sexually assaulted Get to a safe place immediately, especially if the assailant is nearby. Get medical attention immediately. The primary purposes of a medical examination is to check for physical injury, the presence of sexually transmitted diseases or pregnancy and to aid in the police investigation and legal proceedings. Do not bathe or douche until you have a medical examination. Save your clothing; it is all right to change clothes. Save what you were wearing and place each item of clothing in a separate paper bag and save for the police. Your clothing could be used as evidence for prosecution. Report the incident to the police; however, if you decide not to notify the police, make sure to get medical attention and contact one of the victim support resources listed below. - South Puget Sound Community College Counselors (360) 596-5306 - Safeplace (Rape Relief/Women’s Shelter Services) 24 hours (360) 754-6300 - Crisis Clinic (24 hours) (360) 586-2800 The Vice President for Student Services is responsible for changing the academic situation, after an alleged sexual assault, if so requested by the victim and if such changes are reasonably available. Federal Campus sex Crimes Prevention Act The Federal Campus Sex Crimes act, enacted on October 28, 2000, went into effect October 28, 2002. The law requires institutions of higher education to issue a statement advising the campus community where law enforcement agency information, provided by the state, concerning registered sex offenders may be obtained. It also requires sex offenders already required to register in a state to provide notice, as required under state law, of each institution of higher education in that state at which the person is employed, carries on a vocation, or is a student. In the State of Washington (Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 9A.44.130) any adult or juvenile residing whether or not the person has a fixed residence, or who is a student, is employed, or carries on a vocation in this state who has been found to have committed or has been convicted of any sex offense or kidnapping offense, or who has been found not guilty by reason of insanity under chapter 10.77 (RCW) of committing any sex offense or kidnapping offense, shall register with the county sheriff for the county of the person’s residence, or if the person is not a resident of Washington, the county of the person’s school, or place of employment or vocation, or as otherwise specified in this section. Where a person required to register under this section is in custody of the state Department of Corrections, the state Department of Social and Health Services, a local division of youth services, or a local jail or juvenile detention facility as a result of a sex offense or kidnapping offense, the person shall also register at the time of release from custody with an official designated by the agency that has jurisdiction over the person. In addition, any such adult or juvenile who is admitted to a public or private institution of higher

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education shall, within ten days of enrolling, or by the first business day after arriving at the institution, whichever is earlier, notify the sheriff of the county of the person‘s residence of the person’s intent to attend the institution. The sheriff shall notify the institution’s department of public safety and shall provide the department with the person’s name; address; date and place of birth; place of employment; crime for which convicted; date and place of conviction; aliases used; social security number; photograph; and fingerprints. Information concerning registered sex offenders in Thurston County may be obtained by contacting the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, 2000 Lakeridge Drive SW, Olympia; by calling (360) 754-2894; or on the Web at http://www.thurstonsheriff.org, or http://ml.waspc.org.
Pertinent website addresses for securing related information: http:/www.leg.wa.gov/RCW/index.cfm?fuseaction=sectio n&section=9A.44.130

Sex Offender and Kidnapping Offender Responsibility RCW 9A.44.130 (1) requires any adult or juvenile who has committed or has been convicted of any sex offense or kidnapping offense and who is admitted to the college shall, within ten days of enrolling or by the first business day after arriving at the college, whichever is earlier, notify the Thurston County Sheriff of his/her intent to attend South Puget Sound Community College. In addition, the student must notify the Director of Campus Security of his/her intent to attend the college. Release of Sex Offender and Kidnapping Offender Information When local law enforcement officials provide the college with relevant and necessary information regarding the presence of a convicted sex offender, as defined in the statute (RCW 4.24.550), the college is authorized to release information, relevant to and necessary for counteracting the offender’s dangerousness. The release of information will be directly related to:
(a) level of risk posed by the offender (Level I, Level II, and Level III); (b) locations where the offender is regularly found; and (c)  needs of the affected college community members for information to enhance their individual and collective safety.

Alcohol and Illegal Drugs Policy
South Puget Sound Community College is committed to substance abuse prevention, education, and assistance. It is the college’s intent to provide a healthful, safe, and secure workplace and environment. The unlawful possession, use and/or distribution of alcohol, marijuana, and illegal drugs by students and employees on college grounds or at any college activity is prohibited. Any violation of these laws may result in prosecution by criminal authorities and are punishable by judgments including community service, fines, confiscation of property (real or personal) and/or prison sentences. The college will also impose sanctions consistent with local, state and federal laws, which may include completion of an appropriate rehabilitation program, expulsion from the college or termination of employment and referral to law enforcement for prosecution. The college recognizes dependency on alcohol and other drugs as an illness. Available resources include: - College Counselors (360) 596-5306 - Crisis Clinic (360) 586-2800 - Alcohol/Drug 24 Hour Helpline 1-800-562-1240 - Alcoholics Anonymous (360) 352-7344 - Narcotics Anonymous (360) 754-4433 Employees of the college needing assistance with drug or alcohol-related issues can contact the Washington State Employee Assistance Program at (360) 753-3260 or 1-877-313-4455. CAMPUS POLICIES & PROCEDURES 27

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Smoking Policy on Campus
The Board of Trustees intends to create a working and learning environment on campus that promotes the health and well-being of both college staff and students. South Puget Sound Community College is a tobacco-free campus. No one shall use tobacco products on any part of the campus, with the exception that tobacco use is permitted inside privately owned vehicles parked in the South Puget Sound Community College Parking lots.

Emergency Messages
Messages will be delivered to students during class in cases of life-threatening emergencies. Messages about other medical emergencies are delivered between classes, if possible. Because of the size of the college, limited staff and the nature of student schedules, other requests to deliver messages cannot be accommodated. Requests to deliver emergency messages should be made to the Enrollment Services Office (596-5241) during the day and the Security Office (596-5299) during the evening hours.

Parking Regulations
Beginning fall quarter 2012 South Puget Sound Community College will no longer require permits to park vehicles on campus. All vehicles must park in legal parking spaces (between the white lines) and/or designated spaces/areas. No parking on grassy areas, or along curbs and roadways. Vehicles parking illegally will be cited and/or impounded. Parking fines are $20 and $450 for disabled parking violations. Students will not be able to register for subsequent quarters until all fines have been paid. Motorcycles and bicycles must park in areas designated for that purpose. At no time shall a bicycle be parked in a building, near a building exit, railing, a light pole, or in a path/walkway. There are a limited number of parking spaces on campus, and the college cannot furnish unlimited parking spaces for all vehicles. Therefore, you are encouraged to find an alternative mode of transportation, such as riding the bus, riding a bike (there are bike lockers and personal lockers available on campus), walking, or carpooling. It will reduce your parking-related anxieties, save you money, and it’s good for the environment. Intercity Transit: As a South Puget Sound Community College student, you can ride Intercity Transit buses for free - anytime, anywhere on all local routes. Just show the driver your valid Associated Student Body card. Carpool: Carpool parking is available Monday-Friday Fall, Winter & Spring quarters (6 a.m. to 11 a.m.) in Lot G. There must be two or more adults in the vehicle. Passengers must originate off campus.

Student Rights and Responsibilities
Creating and nurturing an atmosphere of learning and respect should be the goal of every member of the South Puget Sound college community. Maintaining that environment means attending to the rights and responsibilities of yourself and other people. The college expects students to conduct themselves as responsible members of the college community. Students are expected to comply with rules and regulations of the college, observe the laws of the state and nation, maintain high standards of integrity and honesty, respect the rights of other college citizens and not disrupt legitimate college affairs. A written code of students’ rights and responsibilities outlines the important ways in which each member of the college community can work toward fostering the free, creative and spirited educational environment to which the students, faculty, and staff of the college are committed. Copies of the code are available from the Vice President for Student Services, the Dean of Student Life and on the website www.spscc.edu/current-students.

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Notification of rights regarding your Educational Records
Under the guidelines of the 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), students have certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are: THE RIGHT TO INSPECT AND REVIEW YOUR EDUCATIONAL RECORDS WITHIN 45 DAYS OF THE DAY THE COLLEGE RECEIVES A REQUEST FOR ACCESS. You must submit a written request to the registrar [or appropriate official] that specifically identifies the record(s) you wish to inspect. THE RIGHT TO REQUEST THE AMENDMENT OF EDUCATIONAL RECORDS IF YOU BELIEVE THEY ARE INACCURATE OR MISLEADING. You may write the College official responsible for the record, provided you clearly identify the part of the record you want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested, the College must notify you of that decision in writing. THE RIGHT TO CONSENT TO DISCLOSURES OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN YOUR EDUCATION RECORDS, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THAT FERPA AUTHORIZES DISCLOSURE WITHOUT CONSENT, SUCH AS WITH DIRECTORY INFORMATION. The College may disclose the following directory information: name, address, email address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, extracurricular activities, dates of attendance, degrees, awards, most recent institution attended, veteran status, and for athletic team members, height and weight. Directory information is provided to representatives of the Department of Defense for recruiting purposes as required by 32CFR216, also known as the Solomon Amendment. If you do not wish for the College to release your directory information, complete the “Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information” form available in Enrollment Services. You must submit this form each quarter in order to prevent disclosure. Be aware that asking to withhold directory information may prevent other colleges and employers from receiving information that might be used to your advantage. NON-DIRECTORY INFORMATION MAY BE DISCLOSED TO SOUTH PUGET SOUND COMMUNITY COLLEGE OFFICIALS WHO HAVE LEGITIMATE EDUCATIONAL INTERESTS IN THE STUDENT RECORD. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. THE RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CONCERNING ALLEGED FAILURES BY THE COLLEGE TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office; U.S. Department of Education 600 Independence Ave. SW, Washington, DC 2202-4605

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Student Identification Number
Your social security number is confidential and, under a federal law called the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act, the college will protect it from unauthorized use and/or disclosure. Furthermore, section 28B.10 of the Revised Code of Washington states, “Institutions of higher education shall not use the social security number of any student, staff, or faculty for identification except for the purposes of employment, financial aid, research, assessment, accountability, transcripts, or as otherwise required by state or federal law”. Therefore, in compliance with state/federal requirements, disclosure may be authorized for the purposes of state and federal financial aid, Hope/Lifetime Learning tax credits, academic transcripts, or accountability research. Prior to enrollment, the college will assign a unique, confidential student identification number to be used for most college transactions. There are some instances in which a student will be asked to provide a social security number. They could include: 1. Financial aid, including loan deferments from other colleges or universities. 2. Hope Scholarship and Lifelong Learning (tuition tax credits). 3. Financial aid-related verifications through National Student Clearinghouse. 4. Workforce or unemployment data matching purposes. 5. Official transcripts for identification of official records. 6. Other legitimate uses authorized under state law.

Taxpayer Identification Information
The college is required to ask for your taxpayer identification number (usually your Social Security Number) in order to provide the IRS and student certain tax information. This information will help determine whether you or the person who can claim you as a dependent may take advantage of the available tax credits. As outlined in the federal tax code, if you fail to furnish you correct SSN you are subject to a penalty of $50 unless your failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect.

Academic Standards Policy
It is the intent of the college to offer programs of study in which students can succeed. Every attempt is made, through testing, counseling and advising, to guide each student into a program of study that is appropriate to his or her level of ability and interest. Standards are enforced to ensure satisfactory academic progress. The Academic Standards Policy of South Puget Sound Community College is explained in the college catalog. Students who have been dismissed must sit out a minimum of one quarter and must also appeal their dismissal. The college provides appeal workshops to assist you with the appeal process. You will need to write an appeal letter to the Academic Standards Committee and create an academic plan with a College Counselor. These two documents must be on file in the Enrollment Services Office by the date stated in the dismissal letter. The Academic Standards Committee will review the Academic Plan and the Appeal Letter and will notify you by mail of their decision. The Academic Standards Committee meets once each quarter. Academic policy specifics can be found in the college catalog.

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Attendance
While South Puget Sound Community College students are given a great deal of autonomy in conducting their education, students are expected to attend all classes for which they enroll. Nonattendance can result in a student being withdrawn from the class. Each instructor will outline his or her individual attendance policy in the course syllabus. Consideration is given when absences are due to emergencies, illness, and other unavoidable causes, but these arrangements cannot be made unless the student communicates with the instructor. If you choose to withdraw from a class, do not assume your instructor will drop you for non-attendance. Complete all appropriate withdrawal forms.

Academic Grievances
The process for academic grievances is outlined in section 132X-60-080 Student complaints of the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. The student code may be found at www.spscc.edu/ current-students. A hard copy may also be picked up from the Office of Student Life or the Vice President for Student Services office.

Non-discrimination Policy and Discrimination Complaint/ Grievance Procedures
South Puget Sound Community College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. The College does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, marital status, religion, disability, or on any other unlawful basis. The College is committed to preventing and stopping discrimination, including harassment, on any of these unlawful bases and any associated retaliatory behavior. All employees and students must be allowed to work and learn in an environment free from discrimination. Any person who believes that s/he has been discriminated against may pursue an institutional complaint and/or may pursue other remedies provided by law. Procedures for filing discrimination complaints on the basis of disability discrimination or denial of accommodations are addressed separately by the SPSCC Procedures and Appeals Process for Accommodating Students with Disabilities and Disability Discrimination Complaints. Those procedures may be found at the College’s Disability Support Services Office, at the College’s Human Resources Office, and at the Hawks Prairie campus front desk, at Procedures and Appeals Process for Accommodating Students with Disabilities and Disability Discrimination Complaints. Procedures for filing all other discrimination complaints may be found at http://www.spscc.edu/gettingto-know-us/policies. Hard copies of the policy and procedures are available at the Office of the Chief of Human Resources, the Office of the Vice President of Student Services, and the Hawks Prairie campus front desk. A copy of the policy and procedures is also available on the college website under Human Resources. The Chief Human Resources Officer (Chief “HRO”) is the designated employee responsible for the College’s compliance with anti-discrimination laws and investigations of discrimination complaints. Contact information for the Chief HRO is: (360) 596-5361, 2011 Mottman Road S.W., Olympia, Washington 98512.

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Statement on Academic Honesty
Students at South Puget Sound Community College are expected to be honest and forthright in their academic endeavors because academic dishonesty disrupts the learning process and threatens the educational environment for all students. As members of the college community we all benefit from an open, honest educational environment, and, therefore, we all bear a responsibility to encourage and promote academic honesty. Forms of Academic Dishonesty Plagiarism Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s words, ideas or data as one’s own. When a student submits work that includes the words, ideas or data of others, the source of that information must be acknowledged through complete, accurate, and specific references. Verbatim statements also need to be enclosed in quotation marks. In academically honest writing or speaking, the student will acknowledge the source whenever: - Another person’s actual words are quoted. - Another person’s idea, opinion or theory is used, even if it is completely paraphrased in the student’s own words. - Facts, statistics, or other illustrative materials are borrowed — unless the information is common knowledge. Cheating Cheating is an act of deception by which a student misrepresents that he or she has mastered information on an academic exercise which in fact has not been mastered.

Examples include: - Copying from another student’s test or assignment or allowing another student to copy from a test or assignment.
- Collaborating during a test with any other person without instructor permission. - Using the course textbook or other course materials during a test without instructor permission. - Using prepared materials during a test (e.g., notes, formula lists) without instructor permission. - Stealing, buying, or otherwise obtaining all or part of a test before it is administered. - Selling or giving away all or part of an unadministered test, including answers. - Bribing someone to obtain an unadministered test or information about the test. - Taking a test for someone else or permitting someone to take a test for you. Fabrication Fabrication is the intentional use of invented information or the falsification of research or other findings with the intent to deceive. Examples include: - Submitting as the student’s own work any academic exercise (e.g., written work, lab work, computer work, art work, etc.) prepared totally or in part by another. (The typing of student paper by another person is permissible, but all corrections and rephrasing must be the student’s own). - Inventing data or source information for research or other academic exercises. - Citing of information not taken from the source indicated. - Listing sources in a bibliography not actually used in the academic exercise.

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Grade Tampering Grade tampering involves changing, altering, or being an accessory to the changing and/or altering of a grade in a grade book, on a test, on an assignment, on a change of grade form, or on any other official academic record. The consequences for engaging in any form of academic dishonesty vary based on circumstances. Students who engage in such activities may be dismissed from the college as outlined in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities. For more information regarding academic honesty on campus, see the following: - Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities available in the Vice President for Student Services Office (Building 25), Office of Student Life (Building 27) and on the website www.spscc.edu/current-students. - Your instructor - Division Deans Information in this section adapted from the University of Delaware and Tacoma Community College Student right-to-know completion and graduation rates In accordance with federal regulations, South Puget Sound Community College reports completion and graduation rates for a designated group of students who enter the college. This report may be obtained by contacting any Student Services office or through the college’s web site.

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ONLINE LEARNING TIPS
A Few Things Every Student Should Know About eLearning 1.  Whether you’re in a fully-online course, a hybrid, or a face-to-face course with online support,
you’re entering a world you may not have been a part of before—the world of online learning. This method of drawing people together may not be like your previous educational experiences. It requires patience and adjustment in both gathering and transmitting information. As usual with technology, you should also expect that not everything will be perfect all the time. Keeping that in mind, South Puget Sound Community College provides support through our campus Help Desk. If you have any issues with Canvas, contact the Help Desk at (360) 596-5544.

2.  You’ll find that you’ll take a more active role in an online course than you might otherwise take in the
“traditional” classroom setting, and the instructor may be more the “guide on the side,” facilitating discussions and directing the course, rather than the “sage on the stage,” giving information to students through lectures. Don’t wait for instructors to contact you – get into your classroom during Week Zero and read the important documents and announcements. If you are in a hybrid class, don’t wait until the first face-to-face meeting to access your online classroom.

3.  Another element of online learning that you’ll find to be different is the time factor. The fact that you
are using technology that may be new for you adds to this time factor. Additionally, learning online is at least as time consuming as a face-to-face course. As a student, you should expect to spend a minimum of four hours per credit hour doing your work.

4.  Have a back-up plan: You are responsible for completing the work in your online course(s), and
should plan ahead to avoid problems with flash drives, computer crashes, computer lab availability, and software. Make sure you have a back-up plan in place before you begin your course(s). Planning for such an event now will save you the disappointment of a reduced grade for turning in late assignments, missed exams or discussion posts, etc. Also, keep in mind that just because you can access your classroom 24/7, this does not mean that instructors are available at all hours. You may have to wait until your instructor’s next office hours to receive a reply to a question. Plan accordingly and don’t wait until the last minute to ask important questions.

5.  Computers are available on campus, so while it is recommended, you don’t absolutely have to
own one to participate in an online course. Computer Labs are available in Bldg. 34 for student use. There are also computers available for use in the Library, and iPads or netbooks may also be checked out there.

6.  Electronic books and full text articles are accessible from your home computer through the college
Library’s homepage, www.spscc.edu/library. For remote access to most of the library’s electronic resources, use your student ID number. Librarians are available to help with your research by phone (596-5345), email (libraryemail@spscc.edu), 24/7 live chat (via the homepage), or in person. Students should feel free to contact our librarians with any question.

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7.  Verification of enrollment: if you need to demonstrate that you are enrolled in an online course for
WorkFirst, or in order to pick up your financial aid balance check, you will need to log on to your course and print out the Attendance Verification Form that you will find (probably in the Week Zero folder). If there is no Attendance Verification Form, you may substitute the list of courses you’re enrolled in (the “home” page of your account). As well as the “home” page you will need a copy of a completed assignment OR a dialogue from a discussion board OR email correspondence with your instructor. Remember: success requires hard work, motivation, and effort. If you log in to your class regularly, participate in class discussions, submit all materials on time, and master the content materials, you have the potential to excel in your online classes. It takes a great deal of hard work on your part, but the satisfaction is also great.

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SUCCESSFUL BEHAVIORS CHECKLIST
What You Can Do To Improve Your Chances for Success In College 1. Identify your educational goals and your strengths and weaknesses. 2.  Consider your goals and the amount of time you have available for classes and studying. 3. Avoid taking your hardest classes in your first quarter. 4. Take preparatory classes if you haven’t been in school for a while. 5.  Identify the campus resources which can help you build on your strengths and overcome your weaknesses. 6. Purchase books and materials before classes begin. 7.  Build a study plan, including when and how much you’ll need to study to meet your goals. Ask your instructor if you’re not sure. 8. Go to every class, be on time, and stay until it’s over. 9. Sit near the front and keep your mind actively on the topic of the course. 10.  Take accurate notes regularly and identify question areas. Review your notes daily, even if only for a few minutes. Conduct weekly reviews of about an hour per subject, even if you do not have an exam. 11. Actively develop questions about course content to clarify your understanding. 12.  Participate in class discussions to increase your own understanding of concepts and to raise questions of importance to you. 13.  Study alone in a quiet area, then with a study partner, going over key points, clarifying areas of question or misunderstanding, discussing points that might come up on exams. 14.  Build a study plan for tests. Avoid marathon study sessions. Take a study break every hour. 15.  Don’t miss quizzes or tests. If for some reason you can’t attend, call your instructor before the exam. 16. Hand in assignments on time. 17. Be neat and legible in your assignments. 18. Ask instructors for help when you have trouble understanding information. 19.  Meet with your assigned advisor each quarter to discuss your educational needs and goals. 20.  Keep your educational information and other college materials together (catalog, program planning guide, class schedule, transcripts) and bring them with you to your advising appointments. 21. Assume responsibility for understanding and planning your education. 22. If you have a question, ask!

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TIPS – THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL
Applied Technology: 596-5245

(Automotive, Drafting/Computer Aided Drafting, Welding, FEST, Culinary Arts, Bakery & Pastry Arts, Horticulture, CIS, Land Surveying and Geomatics)
Humanities/Communication: 596-5595

(Art, Communication Studies, English, Humanities, International/Intercultural Studies, International Education, Music, Philosophy, Pre-college English & Reading, Theatre and World Languages.
Natural and Applied Sciences: 596-5295

(Astronomy, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Engineering, Earth Science, Geology, Mathematics, Oceanography, Physics, Nursing, Dental Assisting, Medical Assisting, PE)
Social Sciences/Business: 596-5256

(Accounting, Anthropology, Business, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, Geography, History, Parent/Early Childhood Education, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Business Administration, Paralegal and Accounting)
- Arrive early - parking can be a challenge. - Advisors and counselors are available to assist you on a drop-in basis the first week

of classes.

- Be aware of important dates like add/drop dates, refund dates, etc. - Don’t wait. If you have a question, ask! - The use of skateboards, in-line skates, roller skates, snow sleds and other

recreational equipment that present a safety hazard or have the potential to damage college property, are prohibited on campus.

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FALL QUARTER

SPRING QUARTER

Kick-off Week Sept. 16-20 First day of instruction Sept. 23 100% refund ends Sept. 27 40% refund ends Oct. 11 Student Advising Day Nov. 5 (no day classes) Financial aid deadline for Oct. 24 winter 2014 Veterans Day (no classes) Nov. 11 Last day to withdraw Nov. 15 Thanksgiving (no classes) Nov. 28-29 Last day of instruction Dec. 6 Final Examination Dec. 9-14 Grades due 5 p.m. Dec. 18 Winter 2013 tuition due Dec. 23 Quarter Break Dec. 16-Jan 3

First day of instruction April 7 100% refund ends April 11 40% refund ends April 25 Student Advising Day May 20 (no day classes) Memorial Day (no classes) May 26 Last day to withdraw May 30 Summer 2014 tuition due June 16 Last day of instruction June 17 Final Examination June 18-24 Graduation June 20 Grades due 5 p.m. June 26 Quarter Break June 25-30

SUMMER QUARTER

First day of instruction July 1 Independance Day July 4 (no classes) 100% refund ends July 7 40% refund ends July 17 Last day to withdraw Aug. 7 Last day of instruction Aug. 21 Final Examination Aug. 21-21 Grades due 5 p.m. Aug. 26

WINTER QUARTER

New Years Day (no classes) Jan. 1 First day of instruction Jan. 6 100% refund ends Jan. 10 40% refund ends Jan. 24 Martin Luther King Day Jan. 20 (no classes) Financial aid deadline Jan. 30 for spring 2014 President’s Day (no classes) Feb. 17 Student Advising Day Feb. 20 (no day classes) Last day to withdraw Feb. 28 Last day of instruction March 19 Spring 2014 tuition due March 24 Final Examination March 24-29 Grades due 5 p.m. April 1 Quarter Break March 31-April 4

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South Puget Sound Community College’s equal opportunity policy prohibits discrimination in our services and in employment against any person on the basis of race or ethnicity, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, sexual identity, age, religion, Vietnam era or disabled veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, physical, or mental disability except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification. South Puget Sound Community College is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The College’s ADA Coordinator is the Chief Human Resources Officer, 2011 Mottman Rd. SW, Olympia, WA, 98512 (360) 596-5360.
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