Holiday Closure

Bellingham Technical College will be closed from Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29, 2020 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

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.

Associated Students (ASBTC)

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.

ASBTC Officers

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Luke Olson

President

lolson@btc.edu

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Kristina Daeley

Director of Legislation

kdaeley@btc.edu

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Max Millet

Director of Finance

mmillett@btc.edu

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Amy Redfern

Director of Administrative Affairs

aredfern@btc.edu

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Forms & Documents

ASBTC Constitution

Constitution Ratified 2018 (PDF)

Budget

2019-2020 Budget (PDF)
2018-2019 Budget (PDF)
2017-2018 Budget (PDF)

Club Forms

Student Club Recognition Form (PDF | DOC)
Student Club Constitution (PDF | DOC)
Club Fund Raising Approval Application (PDF | DOC)

Forms

Class Trip Checklist (PDF | DOC)
ASBTC Funding Request Form (PDF)
Guidelines for Submitting Minutes (PDF | DOC)
Student Travel Procedures (PDF | DOC)

Services and Activities Forms

Services & Activities (S & A) Committee - Application Form (PDF | RTF)
ASBTC Financial Code (PDF)

Travel Forms

Student Travel Auth In State (Excel)
Student Travel Auth Out of State (Excel)
Travel Expense Example (Excel)

Robert's Rules

Robert Rules of Order (PDF)

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 Center, 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 Center

The Student Center is a comfortable area open to all currently enrolled students for gathering, studying, and relaxing between classes. The Student Center is currently equipped with furniture, microwaves, TV’s, game equipment and more. The Student Center 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 Student Center.

General Rules:

  • Be respectful of others and Student Center area and items.
  • Comply with Student Center 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 Student Center.
  • 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 Director 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 Center 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 or certificate. The BTC Food Pantry is managed by the Student Life Office.

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 Director at 360.752.8587 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 that can be used for breakfast or lunch and personal hygiene items, are greatly appreciated.

Policies

Intro paragraph to link to Student Code of Conduct, Title IX, Grievance page.

Hours & Contacts

STUDENT CENTER

M-Th 8:00am-5:00pm
F 8:00am-4:00pm
Closed on Weekends, Holidays, and Non-Instruction Days