Oct 26, 2020  
2015-2016 Official General Catalog 
2015-2016 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Student Life



Intercollegiate Sports

The Athletics department at SUNY Broome Community College serves as an integral part of the institution's academic and student activities program. SUNY Broome is serious about athletics. The department strives to provide an environment in which each student-athlete can achieve maximum development physically and mentally, through a well-rounded schedule of intercollegiate competition in athletics.

SUNY Broome is one of over 500 member schools of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). It is also one of 26 members of the subdivision of NJCAA Region III. BCC also participates in the Mid-State Athletic Conference.

For Intercollegiate competition, SUNY Broome Community College fields men's teams in eight varsity sports teams; basketball, baseball, cross-country, golf, ice hockey, soccer, lacrosse and tennis. For women SUNY Broome fields eight varsity sports teams: basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, cheerleading and volleyball.

Cheerleading is also available for both men and women.

SUNY Broome athletics teams have a rich tradition of success in two-year college competition. The winning tradition began with Dick Baldwin, who formerly coached the men's basketball team at SUNY Broome for 40 years and recorded 879 victories. Over the years the men's baseball, tennis, golf, soccer, cross-country, lacrosse and ice hockey teams have won numerous Regional and Conference championships. Many of their student-athletes have won All-American and All-Region honors and have continued their careers at four-year colleges.

The women's program has been equally successful. The SUNY Broome women's soccer team has won back-to-back Divison III National championships in 2007 and 2008. The women's tennis and softball teams have recently won Regional championships and competed in the National tournaments. Soccer, volleyball, basketball and cross-country teams have won Conference championships and contributed to the rich athletic tradition at SUNY Broome.

In order to participate in Intercollegiate Athletics, students are required to meet NJCAA rules and academic eligibility requirements. All prospective athletes should contact the Athletics Office in the Student Center West (778-5003) to obtain further information on athletic eligibility requirements.

The Equity on Athletics Disclosure Report is available in the Athletics office upon request.

The Athletics Program is enhanced by its facilities: two large, fully-equipped gymnasiums, a weight room, fitness center, a dance/combative room, athletic trainer's room, a baseball field, soccer field, full size hockey rink, and six tennis courts. A softball complex of four fields is also available to the College.


Physical activity is a vital part of an individual's life, regardless of physical capability. With this in mind, the Division of Student and Economic Development and the Athletics department coordinate an intramural program for all students enrolled at the College. Students are invited to participate in team sports such as indoor soccer, basketball and volleyball. For those interested in individual competition sports such as tennis, golf, badminton, and bowling are also offered.

Clubs, Societies, and Organizations


Involvement in campus clubs provides a chance to exercise skills important to lifelong learning which may or may not be covered in the classroom. Depending on the purpose, club activities may range from overseas travel to local charity works.

Many organizations on campus are part of national organizations, either as student chapters of professional societies, service organizations, or honor societies. Club activity varies from year to year depending on student interest with new clubs developing around new pursuits. Current clubs include:

Accounting Club
Alpha Beta Gamma (Business Honor Society)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
ASQ - Student Branch
Backpacking Club
Black Student Union
Bowling Club
Broome Educators of Children Association (BECA)
Campus Bible Fellowship
Chemical Dependency Counseling Club
Chess Club
Civil Engineering Club
Clinical Lab Technology Club
Communications Curriculum Club
Computer Club
Computer Forensics Club
Criminal Justice Student Association
Dance Team
Differently Abled Student Association (DASA)
Digital Yearbook Club
Ecology Club
Emergency Response Team
Fine Art & Design Club
Gardening Club
Health Information Technology Club
History Club
Hotel & Restaurant Management Club
I.E.E.E. (Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers)
International Students Organization
Japanese Animation Club
LingoNet Club
Medical Assistants Club
Music Association
Musician's Network
Muslim Student Organization
Newman Association
Paintball Club
Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society)
Philosophy Club
Physical Therapist Assistant Club
Political Science Club
Political Science Discussion & Debate Club
Radiologic Technology Club
Rotaract Club
Service Learning
Ski Extreme
Student American Dental Hygienist Association
Student Nurses Association
SUNY Broome Buzz
SUNY Broome Science Club
Tutor Club
Ultimate Frisbee® Club
Unity in Pride
Veterans Club
Women's Discussion Group

The Student Assembly


The Student Assembly is the students' voice on campus. Membership consists of five Executive Board members and 15 Senators. The SA works with the Student Activities Office on campus and community programs. SA members provide input to campus life issues through their participation in campus boards and committees, including College Assembly, the Parking Appeals Board, and the Faculty-Student Association. Students serving in the SA have also gone on to serve with the New York State Student Assembly as Community College Representatives.

Performing and Fine Arts


Student Life at SUNY Broome means a variety of activities and performances going on weekly. Music, theater, comedy, dance, poetry readings, and contests, as well as lectures, seminars, and discussions are offered during the Common Hour. Annual events, including Student Activities Day, Halloween Costume Contest, The Giving of the Toys, Annual Student Art Exhibition, and Spring Fling, bring the campus to life.

The SUNY Broome Theater Department offers productions throughout the year of classic and new plays. Students may participate in productions whether or not they are enrolled in formal course work.

The SUNY Broome Music Association, the SUNY Broome Jazz Ensemble, the SUNY Broome Flute Ensemble, and the College Choir hold concerts throughout the year, both informally during the Common Hour and in concert settings with Winter and Spring Concerts.

Student Behavior


All individuals are responsible for their behavior while a member of the SUNY Broome Community College community.  This includes students, guests, and/or visitors.  Individuals will be held responsible for their behavior during SUNY Broome academic and non-academic activities that take place both on and/or off campus.

The following behaviors are prohibited.  Students engaging in, attempting to engage in, or assisting in the following are subject to student conduct action.  Students are also accountable for the actions of others they deliberately incite to commit a violation of policy.  Students are expected to contact SUNY Broome Community College staff, including Public Safety, should they be a witness to any of the following behaviors.

Students, who have guests and/or visitors not affiliated with SUNY Broome, must inform them of the rules and regulations.  Students may be held accountable for their actions.

  1. Sexual assault, rape, any form of sexual violence, domestic violence and/or dating violence
  2. All forms of harassment, including sexual harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying
  3. Making unauthorized video or photographic images of a person in a location in which that person has a reasonable expectation of privacy
  4. Stalking and/or engaging in an ongoing pattern of communication likely to cause injury, distress, or emotional or physical discomfort that serves no legitimate purpose, including the distribution of nude or sexually explicit video or photographic images of a person
  5. Endangering, threatening, or causing physical harm to any person(s) or causing reasonable apprehension of such harm
  6. Any behavior, actual or perceived, which demonstrates disrespect for others based on age, ancestry, color, religion, disability, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, sexual orientation or any other protected class of an individual or group of individuals
  7. Possession of weapons, dangerous chemicals or explosives
  8. Disorderly conduct
  9. Hazing
  10. Damaging property
  11. Tampering with safety alarms or equipment, those devices in place for the protection of the residents or security of the building
  12. Causing a fire, regardless of size or intent, on the SUNY Broome campus without prior authorization
  13. Theft, abuse, or unauthorized use of personal or public property, including presence on building roof areas/balconies, window ledges and other unauthorized areas, possession of stolen property, littering, vandalism, and/or unauthorized entrance to college facilities
  14. Providing false identification, refusing to provide identification when requested by a SUNY Broome official, or failure to render reasonable cooperation with SUNY Broome staff
  15. Violation of maintenance regulations, including but not limited to physically altering a residential room or suite, it's amenities, connections, or implements in any fashion other than that which is approved by the Department of Housing
  16. Intentionally initiating or causing to be initiated any false report, warning or threat of fire, explosion or other emergency
  17. Possession, personal use, purchasing or distribution of controlled substances, illegal drugs, or prescription drugs prescribed to another person; Salvia or other hallucinogenic; or possession of drug paraphernalia containing drug residue
  18. Consumption or possession of alcoholic beverages, with the only exception being for individuals of the age 21 or older at a SUNY Broome sponsored event
  19. Computer and technology misuse
  20. Failure to comply with the lawful directions of any college official, staff member, or student employee who is acting in performance of duties of position or is explicitly assuming responsibility on behalf of the College in the absence of a particular official
  21. Abuse of the Conduct System, including the following
    1. Failure to obey the summons of a student conduct officer or College official.
    2. Falsification, distortion, or misrepresentation of information before a student conduct officer.
    3. Disruption or interference with the proceeding of a student conduct hearing.
    4. Attempting to discourage an individual's proper participation in, or use of, the student conduct system.
    5. Attempting to influence the impartiality of a panel member prior to, and/or during the course of, the student conduct proceeding.
    6. Harassment and/or intimidation of a panel member, witness, or complainant prior to, during, and/or after a student conduct proceeding.
    7. Influencing or attempting to influence another person to commit an abuse of the student conduct system.
  22. Unauthorized gambling on campus or at organized student activities
  23. Violation of the laws of the United States, the State of New York, Broome County, City of Binghamton, the Town of Dickinson, or any other civil jurisdiction
  24. Violation of published SUNY Broome regulations or policies

Academic dishonesty (such as cheating and plagiarism) or classroom behavior considered detrimental to the teaching-learning process will be addressed by the College's academic offices. A full statement on student academic dishonesty appears in the "Academic Information" section.

For further information about the College's Student Code of Conduct, please refer to the Student Handbook.

Campus Safety


SUNY Broome Community College is a safe campus which does its best to provide a secure environment where students can feel comfortable about learning without distraction.

Each year, Colleges and universities which receive state aid file campus crime statistics with the United States Department of Education. These statistics are available at http://ope. ed.gov/security/. In addition, The Advisory Committee on Campus Safety will provide, upon request, all campus crime statistics as reported to the United States Department of Education. This information is available through the Chief of Public Safety.