May 28, 2024  
2013-2014 Official General Catalog 
2013-2014 Official General Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Student Life



Intercollegiate Sports

The Athletics department at Broome Community College serves as an integral part of the institution’s academic and student activities program. BCC 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.

BCC 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, 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 BCC sponsors seven varsity sports teams: basketball, cross-country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.

Cheerleading is also available for both men and women.

BCC 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 BCC 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 BCC 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 BCC.

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 Student and Community Affairs division 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
BCC Buzz
BCC Science 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
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 Council, 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 BCC 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 BCC 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 BCC Music Association, the BCC Jazz Ensemble, the BCC 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


The following prohibitions pertaining to student conduct are considered essential to the educational mission and community life of the college. They apply to all situations - on or off campus - with College sponsorship.

  1. Use, possession, and/or distribution of weapons, firearms, firecrackers, explosives and/or chemicals.
  2. Use or possession of illegal or controlled drugs and/or alcohol.
  3. Gambling.
  4. Abusive and/or disorderly behavior.
  5. Deliberate destruction and/or abuse and misuse of College property or facilities.
  6. Theft from an individual, organization, or agency, and/or department of the College.
  7. Assault and battery, threats of violence, and/or intimidation.
  8. Violations of the College’s Acceptable Use policy for computer access and use.
  9. Any conduct which violates the laws of the United States, the State of New York, Broome County, and/or the Town of Dickinson.
  10. Behavior which disrupts the learning environment.
  11. Written, verbal, sexual and/or physical intimidatin or harassment.
  12. Failure to comply with reasonable requests of a college representative.

The above list of prohibitions is not a full listing of unacceptable behavior in a college community. Unacceptable behavior may also result in disciplinary action from the Vice President for Student Affairs (or his or her designee).

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


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. 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.