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Associated Student Government

Associated Students of Bellingham Technical College (ASBTC)

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Associated Student Government

The Student Senate of the Associated Students of Bellingham Technical College (ASBTC) consists of elected student representatives from each degree and certificate program. Members represent their programs in Senate matters and report back on Senate actions.

Representatives serve on committees and promote school spirit, leadership, and citizenship. Membership is open to all individuals currently enrolled in a degree or certificate program.

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 or call 360.752.8357.

The ASBTC office is located in the Campus Center (CC), Rm 300.

Groups and Clubs

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society of two-year colleges. PTK recognizes and encourages leadership among associate degree students who exhibit academic excellence. BTC’s chapter, Beta Lambda Beta, was chartered in 2002.

Membership in PTK is offered by invitation from the chapter to students who have completed at least 24 credits toward an associate degree, with a GPA of 3.5.

Through PTK, BTC’s outstanding scholars enjoy opportunities to develop leadership skills and give back to the community through chapter service projects. PTK meets weekly on campus, and all members are welcome and encouraged to participate.

You can find information on PTK in the Counseling and Career Center, College Services (CS) building.

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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.