Current Students

Current Students

Student Life

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Student Life at Bellingham Technical College strives to cultivate a campus community where students can maximize their college experience through engaging in activities outside of the classroom and contribute to a student-centered learning approach.

Student Life advises the Associated Students of Bellingham Technical College (ASBTC). Composed of seven student leaders, the ASBTC supports programs that enhance the growth and development of all students by providing social, cultural, recreational, and educational opportunities. In addition, Student Life strives to increase awareness about institutional policies and procedures and is responsible for helping identify students for College committees.

Student Life is dedicated to maximizing student opportunities beyond the classroom by encouraging social activities, critical thinking, civic engagement, and the development of leadership skills. Want to be informed? Sign up for our Canvas page

Have a question, suggestion, event or activity idea? Contact Student Life at asbtc@btc.edu.

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Associated Student Government

Associated Students of Bellingham Technical College (ASBTC)

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Associated Student Government

The Associated Students of Bellingham Technical College (ASBTC) is comprised of all enrolled BTC students. Through the ASBTC, students have a voice to assure that student issues and concerns are heard.

Students who participate in student government help establish campus policies and procedures, allocate the services and activities fees, serve on college and student committees and evaluate student programs and services to meet the changing needs and interests of the students.

There are many ways to get involved at BTC, two specifically are the Executive Team and the Student Senate. The Student Senate is open to all students and the Executive Team is hired annually. Applications for the Executive Team are accepted during the beginning of spring quarter for the next academic year.

ASBTC Goals:

  • Provide a means of self-governance for BTC students.
  • Promote the educational, cultural and social welfare of BTC students.
  • Guarantee an equal opportunity for student participation and representation.
  • Foster cooperation among students, faculty, administration, and the community.

ASBTC is fully supported by BTC faculty, staff, administration, and trustees. Joining is a great way to get involved with issues that affect all students, and to develop skills in leadership, cooperative governance, and community building.

Interested in participating in the Student Senate? Contact ASBTC by email asbtc@btc.edu or call 360.752.8357.

The ASBTC office is located in the Campus Center (CC), Rm 301.

Clubs & Organizations

Clubs and Organizations are a great way to enhance your college experience and we make it easy for you to get involved. Bellingham Technical College offers various opportunities for students to socially engage in campus clubs & organizations based on interests, identities, academic program, etc. All clubs and organizations are led by students, for students.

You can find a list of clubs and organizations in the Student Lounge, Campus Center 300, or email asbtc@btc.edu. If you don’t find a club or organization you’re interested in, we will help you start a new group!

Clubs and Organizations have access to campus spaces for meetings, activities, and events as well as a shared pot of money to support club & organization functions.

Student Lounge

The Student Lounge is a comfortable area open to all currently enrolled students for gathering, studying, and relaxing between classes. The lounge is currently equipped with furniture, microwaves, TV’s, game equipment and more. The Student Lounge may also be used to host student events such as club gatherings, live entertainment, gaming competitions, and other program events. Please be considerate when events are in the Lounge.

Location

  • Campus Center room CC 300

Hours of Operation

  • Monday-Thursday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am -4:00 pm
  • Weekends Closed
  • Holidays and non-instruction days Closed

General Rules:

  • Be respectful of others and lounge area and items
  • Comply with Student Lounge instructions and requests
  • Be courteous during events and refrain from any activity that is disruptive to the event (e.g. video games, loud music, loud conversations, etc.)
  • Clean up after yourself, including the appliances that are used in the lounge
  • Students are responsible for their own personal items
  • Standing, jumping, or parkour on furniture is prohibited
  • Furniture MUST be returned to their original location after use
  • Report any problems with equipment or the room to the Student Life Coordinator or ASBTC Executives as soon as possible
  • Do not place your feet, shoes, or slippers on any furniture, tables, or chairs
  • Tobacco, vapor cigarettes, any smoking devices, alcohol, drugs, and gambling of any kind is prohibited
  • Student Lounge patrons must comply with the Bellingham Technical College Student Conduct Code

Food Pantry

Bellingham Technical College understands that hunger is a real issue on campus for many students. In an effort to help, the BTC Food Pantry was created so that college students may remain in school and ultimately earn their degree. The BTC Food Pantry is located in the Student Lounge, Campus Center 300.

Due to limited resources, students are requested to take only one bag of food at a time, but may visit the food pantry as often as necessary. Students with an immediate need can access non-perishable single serve food items for breakfast and lunch at various offices on campus. For a list of participating offices, please contact the Student Life Coordinator or email asbtc@btc.edu.

The hope is that we can help ensure students are not missing meals and can focus on studies. Monetary donations as well as non-perishable food items and personal hygiene items, are greatly appreciated.

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Parking is monitored, and tickets are issued to vehicles parked in permitted spaces without a visible permit.

ADA parking requires an approved ADA parking permit, available through the Whatcom County Auditor’s Office. Call 360-676-6740 for information on long-term and short-term ADA parking permits. For information regarding BTC accommodations, contact Disability Support Services at 360-752-8450.

Parking Violations

Vehicles will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense when:
  • The third parking ticket is issued to a vehicle.
  • The vehicle is parked in a fire lane.
  • The vehicle is parked in an ADA spot without a valid permit (also subject to a Bellingham Police Department citation).

Vehicles parked overnight or through the weekend on BTC property may be subject to towing.

BTC assumes no liability for vehicles parked in campus parking lots.