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Student Involvement

Athletics, Fitness and Wellness

BHCC’s Athletic Department supports the development of the whole person. Balancing a rigorous academic schedule while developing your fitness regime will help you attain academic success and total well-being. A program of varsity, intramural and recreational offerings support all students at Bunker Hill Community College.

BHCC offers student athletes access to professional coaches and staff, state-of-the-art facilities, safe equipment and opportunities to compete in varsity programs with similar institutions. Intramural programs give you opportunities to participate in competitive or recreational activities. Our Health and Wellness Center provides a variety of creative programming focused on physical fitness, stress relief and nutrition. We encourage you to participate in one or several programs.

The Athletics Office is located in Room G117. For more information, see below and visit the Athletics page.

Varsity and Intramural Sports

To participate in the varsity program, you must be enrolled full-time (12 credits) and present proof that you had a valid physical examination within the past year.

The Intercollegiate Athletics Program consists of:

The Intramural and Fitness Programs consist of

  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Fab Abs
  • Group Circuit Boot Camp

Memberships include

  • National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA, Division III)
  • Massachusetts Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC, Division III)

Health and Wellness Center

Our Health and Wellness Center is a state-of-the-art facility that includes a full gymnasium and fitness center complete with strength equipment, free weights, stationary bikes and treadmills. The College also has a jogging track with fitness stations and tennis courts.

You must have a valid BHCC student ID card to use the facility. When you check out equipment, you must leave your student ID card with the attendant and are responsible for its safe return.

Visit the Health and Wellness Center webpage for current hours.

Community Engagement

The Office of Community Engagement hosts a variety of volunteer initiatives that involve hundreds of Bunker Hill Community College students in direct service to Greater Boston communities and forwards the College’s mission of promoting civic engagement and leadership.

As a BHCC student, there are many ways to engage as active and responsible members of your community. You can work with community-based organizations assigned through your courses, discuss civic and ethical issues with other students or simply volunteer in your local community.

The College partners with a range of Greater Boston community-based organizations, including after-school programs, community centers, environmental advocacy groups, food pantries and refugee and immigration centers. These partners serve as host sites for service learning and provide co-curricular opportunities for students. BHCC students are uniquely positioned to impact the community because they live and work in the neighborhoods they serve. In this spirit, the College seeks to develop reciprocal relationships with community partners.

BHCC broadly defines service learning to encompass all Community Engagement projects. This allows you to participate in a variety of course-related projects. You might take part in an action research project in which you interview people, weigh their responses and propose solutions to issues in society. You might volunteer at a homeless shelter or an after-school program and connect the experience to concepts covered in your course. Or you might go to a local school with classmates and present complex ideas to elementary students. Regardless of the project’s structure, you have the chance to actively learn new things related to your course, make personal and professional connections outside of school, and make a difference in society.

The Office of Community Engagement also hosts and organizes multiple extracurricular volunteer opportunities.  To learn more, visit the Community Engagement page, drop by Room B211A-B or email engagement@bhcc.mass.edu.

Dean of Students Office

The Dean of Students Office is the primary advocate for students at the college, and we are here to help you identify and achieve your educational goals.

Dean of Students Staff

Dean of Students: Dr. Julie Elkins

Senior Academic Counselor: Sara Satham

Senior Academic Counselor: Sartreina Dottin

Administrative Assistant II, Dean of Students Office: Chi Nguyen

The Student Code of Conduct

Bunker Hill Community College places a high level of importance on maintaining a safe and respectful academic setting for all. This goal is supported by our support services across the campus and through the Student Code of Conduct. If you have any questions regarding the code, contact the Dean of Students Office. In cases of Emergency, contact the BHCC Police, state or local law enforcement as needed. 

See the Student Code of Conduct.

Report a Student Code of Conduct concern.

Bunker Hill Community College has assembled a multi-disciplinary CARE (Campus Assessment, Response and Evaluation) Team of individuals to meet on weekly basis to identify patterns, trends, and disturbances in student behavior. The team receives reports of behavior that is disruptive, problematic, or concerning and/or presents a danger to oneself or others from faculty, staff and students. 

The Dean of Students serves as the Chair of the CARE Team, which will receive information about behaviors of concern through various channels, including online reporting, phone calls, e-mails, and individual conversations. Educating the entire campus community about which behaviors are cause for concern and how and under what circumstances to contact the Team is an important ongoing Team function.

Submit a concern to the CARE Team.

Members of the CARE Team

Dean of Students (Chair): Dr. Julie Elkins

Core Team Members

Academic Administrators: Anne Brown and Amanda Dooling

Chief of Police: Bobby Barrows

Consulting Psychologist MGH: Dr. Lisa Solimon

Coordinator of Disability Services: Andrea Schwartz

Coordinator of Health Services: Denise Amerena

Deputy Chief of Police: Matthew Sheldon

Senior Academic Counselors: Sartreina Dottin and Sara Satham

The Dean of Students office is located at Room B309.


ACE Mentors

The Bunker Hill Community College ACE Mentor program is committed to helping new students make a successful transition to Bunker Hill Community College by focusing on academic achievement, engagement and cultural competency.  ACE Mentors are integrated into Learning Community classrooms where they serve as resources to help new students adjust to the academic, social and personal environment at BHCC. ACE Mentors collaborate with faculty in designing Learning Community curriculum and assignments and co-facilitate class activities and discussions on difficult issues such as religion, race, class, gender and culture.

For more information, visit the ACE Mentor page.

New Student Mentors

The BHCC Student Activities Office works with a team of experienced students and alumni who help new students make a successful transition to academic and student life at BHCC. In addition to being goodwill ambassadors of BHCC, these New Student Mentors serve as positive role models who demonstrate through words and actions the appropriate behaviors, attitudes and values of our college community. New Student Mentors support the goals of BHCC: to create pathways and partnerships to promote student success, celebrate strength through diversity, and close workforce gaps.

For more information, email studentactivities@bhcc.mass.edu.

Policy for Student Club Recognition

The Student Activities Office and the Student Government Association (SGA) encourage the formation of new student clubs. Every club must have a full-time faculty or staff advisor and be open to all members of the student body.  Students interested in forming a new student club will be required to submit certain documentation to the Student Activities Office. A Student Activities staff member may request a meeting with club organizers in order to collect additional information needed for recognition.  Recognition of a student club by the College or the SGA shall not imply approval or endorsement of the club or its activities. All student clubs and their members are subject to the College’s policies and procedures, including the Student Code of Conduct and Policy on Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity & Diversity. For a copy of the club formation toolkit, which includes a complete description of the process for forming a student club, or for additional information about the College’s active student clubs, please visit the Student Activities Office located in Room D106H or call 617-228-2260.

Student Activities

College is about more than just going to class, and at Bunker Hill Community College, getting involved is one of the best things you can do to have fun, make friends and share experiences that you will remember for the rest of your life. The College offers a variety of activities that provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills, interact socially and make a difference in campus life. At BHCC, there are more than 30 student clubs and organizations for you to explore; most are open to all students. We celebrate diversity and create community on campus. New members are always welcome!

Getting involved in campus life enhances the education that you receive in the classroom by giving you hands-on experience with program planning, individual leadership and group development. A variety of daytime and evening activities provide opportunities for students of various cultural and ethnic backgrounds to learn, socialize and share their life experiences.

For more information on student activities at BHCC, call 617-228-2260, stop by Room D106H or email studentactivities@bhcc.mass.edu.

Visit the Student Activities web page for current hours.

The Student Activities Office offers several services to the College community, including:

  • Mentoring for new students through the New Student Orientation Program
  • Training for student leaders in program planning, individual leadership, group development, etc.
  • A lost and found service
  • Posting of materials on College bulletin boards
  • A message center for student clubs and organizations
  • The Textbook Assistance Program (TAP)
  • Locker rentals

Student Activities Hour/Free Period

What is the Student Activities Hour/Free Period?

The College sets aside certain hours for student activities, athletics and club meeting times. Generally, no classes are held at these times. Contact the Student Activities Office for a schedule of events.

Activity Hours for 2017– 2018:

Tuesday and Thursday: 1– 2:15 p.m.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association (SGA) is the student body of Bunker Hill Community College. All registered students at Bunker Hill Community College automatically become members of the Student Association by paying the required College fees. These fees help to fund all of the Student Activities and Athletics programs on campus, and we encourage you to participate in their programs and sponsored events.

The Student Association Constitution empowers the SGA to represent all members of the student body. The SGA is an elected body of students that provides the opportunity to develop leadership skills. The College requires any student holding or seeking an elected or appointed position in the SGA to continue to make satisfactory academic progress.

See the full text of the Student Association Constitution.

SGA members work in collaboration with the College administration to enhance the quality of student life on campus. SGA meetings are open and all students are encouraged to take part in the decision-making process.

The Student Trustee and officers of the SGA are the elected representatives of the student body. Elected student officials are expected to be mature individuals who will responsibly fulfill the requirements of their position while maintaining a record of conduct and behavior that demonstrates integrity, civic responsibility and service to others.

The SGA develops a proposed annual budget with the Director of Student Leadership and Engagement. The Dean of Students reviews the budget proposal. The College President approves the final SGA budget, which is funded with income derived from student fees.

Student Clubs and Organizations

African-American Cultural Society

Formed for all students interested in exploring, sharing and celebrating African-American culture. The club annually presents Words of Passion, Kwanzaa and Black Love Day as well as programs for Black History Month.

African Students Club

Open to all BHCC students, designed to raise awareness of, explore and celebrate the culture of African countries in hopes of developing networks and promoting unity on campus.

Alpha Beta Gamma(ABG)

An international business honor society established to recognize and encourage scholarship among community college students in business curricula.

Alpha Kappa Mu(AKM)

BHCC’s chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society. Membership qualifies students for transfer scholarships at colleges and universities throughout the country.

Arab Students Association

Students interested in exploring, sharing and celebrating the culture of Arab people. The club presents celebrations for Ramadan and Eid al-Adha as well as other educational and cultural programs annually.

Art and Design Club

Open to any student interested in exploring the visual arts and appreciating how art can communicate ideas, tell stories and develop bonds between people.

Asian Cultural Association

Open to all students, formed to celebrate Asian culture and educate the campus on Asian customs and celebrations. The club presents a Lunar New Year Festival as well as programs for Asian Heritage Week annually.

Behavioral Sciences Club

Welcomes all BHCC students who have an interest in studying and exploring the behavioral sciences field.

Brazilian Cultural Club

Formed to educate the BHCC community about Brazilian culture through educational and cultural programs that highlight the arts, history and celebrations of Brazilian people.

Computer Science Exchange

Created to provide and maintain a support network for the personal, intellectual, career and social growth of BHCC students who are interested in computer science.

Criminal Justice Society

Open to all criminal justice majors and anyone with an interest in learning the key components of the criminal justice system, its functions and its operations.

Disabilities Equality and Access for All Club (D.E.A.F.)

Started to educate the college community about challenges that students with disabilities face as well as to provide a structure through which students with disabilities can participate in student life at the College.

Drama Club 

Explores the craft of designing and developing material for performance and gives BHCC students the opportunity to express themselves.

Entrepreneur Club

Brings people together to explore the world of entrepreneurship, fostering the entrepreneurial spirit and way of thinking

Foreign Languages Club

Formed to serve the interests of students studying foreign languages at BHCC as well as anyone who speaks or is interested in learning another language.

Inspiration Choir

Open to students interested in developing their vocal skills and performing as part of an ensemble. The Choir performs two concerts annually, at the end of each semester.

Haitian Club

Open to all students interested in exploring and celebrating the history and traditions of Haitian people. The club presents a Battle of Vertières Celebration as well as a Flag Day Festival annually.

History Club

Formed to educate the campus on historical issues and organize historical-themed events as well as to create a civil environment for discussing history and related subjects.  

Hospitality Club

Formed for students interested in exploring the hospitality, travel and tourism industries.

Indie Game Developers Club

Formed to educate, explore and share current threads in the academic study and business of gaming and simulation with interested BHCC students.

Islamic Students Association

Founded to educate the College about the Muslim religion, this club is open to all who observe or are interested in learning about the religion of Islam.

Latinos Club

Open to all students interested in celebrating and sharing the energy and vitality of Latino people. The group presents events for Hispanic Heritage Month and Cinco de Mayo, and offers dance instruction.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning and Allies Student Union

Created to educate the college community on LGBTQA issues and concerns. This group has presented celebrations for National Coming Out Day as well as cultural festivals celebrating the works of LGBT artists.

Minority Association of Engineers and Scientists (MAES)

Open to all students interested in exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields (STEM). MAES offers opportunities for networking with students from other colleges and high schools as well as opportunities to attend conferences.

Math Club

Welcomes all BHCC students with a passion for mathematics. The club works to extend knowledge of math by providing assistance to BHCC students and holding weekly meetings.

Meditation and Wellness Club

Dedicated to helping people work toward living fuller and happier lives by promoting the development of the body, mind and spirit.

Multicultural Club

Made up of students from all over the world, including the U.S. The club presents cultural festivals highlighting the countries of its members as well as forums and social events to promote unity among all people.

Music Club

Open to all students with an interest in sharing talents as well as composing and performing musical works.

Next Level Finance Club
Educates students in financial literacy.

Real Life Christian Fellowship

Dedicated to sharing the message of Christianity. This
club presents programs to educate the College community on the meaning of Easter and Christmas. Its members also conduct fundraisers to benefit those in need.

Science and Space

Open to all students,  explores a variety of science topics and brings them alive by drawing on how they relates to our everyday lives.

Students Helping Our Communities with Active Volunteer Experiences and Service (SHOCWAVES)

Formed to provide opportunities for BHCC students to volunteer in the communities served by the College. SHOCWAVES promotes giving back to the community and serving those in need.

Student Government Association

An elected body of students that works collaboratively with the College administration to enhance the quality of student life on campus. The SGA meets every week and is open to all students who want to improve the quality of student life on campus.

Veterans Club

Brings together veterans from all over the world and educates the campus on issues facing veterans today.

Student Success Club

Organized to help promote the academic, professional and social success of students at BHCC.

Sustainability Club

Welcomes all students interested in creating and maintaining conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, and fulfill the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations of Americans.

WBCC Radio Station Club

The only community college radio station in the Boston area, provides students with musical entertainment in the C-Lounge. Members are trained in the proper use of station equipment and how to present on-air shows.

Writer’s Block

Dedicated to helping student writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, music, screenplays or other original written works with their process. Members share constructive feedback. The club also hosts poetry readings and workshops to assist writers in overcoming common obstacles to their craft.