Section 420 - Student Services, Programs and Activities

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Section 420 - Student Services, Programs and Activities

The Board of Trustees subscribes to the open door philosophy essential to achieving the goals of a comprehensive community college. The Board further recognizes its responsibility to establish student services and programs which enhance the personal, cultural, intellectual, recreational, athletic, social activities, and academic development of all students of the college.

420.1 Advising

Educational advising is one of the essential elements in a total program of student services. Advising is an important function in that its quality and quantity contribute to the student's ultimate successful attainment of educational goals.

420.2 Counseling

The counseling program is a basic component of the educational process. The program concerns itself primarily, but not exclusively, with personal/social growth and development, career decision making, and academic planning.

420.3 Financial Aid

No student should be denied access to Lower Columbia College because of a lack of financial resources. The Financial Aid Office shall attempt to remove the financial barriers to post-secondary education for those persons having financial need by utilizing a combination of federal, state, institutional and community funding resources.

420.4 Student Government and Activities

Co-curricular and extra-curricular programs are an integral part of students' success and goal completion.

The College recognizes the Associated Students of Lower Columbia College (ASLCC) Executive Council as the student government organization at the College whose purpose is to direct and manage the affairs of the student body at Lower Columbia College and to represent the Associated students in dealing with the College administration, staff, the community and the State in matters affecting students except as limited by board policy, college rules and regulations, and the rules and laws of the State of Washington. (Reference: LCC Student Handbook)

420.5 Freedom of Expression

Students, faculty, administrators and staff shall be intellectually free to express their scholarship and reasoned conclusions by orderly means which do not disrupt the regular and essential operations of the College. We honor the right of expression as a hallmark of learning, and we treasure intellectual freedom even when individual or group points of view are controversial or out of favor with prevailing perspectives.

420.6 Field Trips

The College shall provide for and encourage participation in field trips, courses involving travel, and non-classroom activities, which may include student government, clubs, organizations, intramural sports, intercollegiate sports, and attendance at professional productions within the limitations of the resources available. No such activities shall take place without prior written consent of the President or the President's designee, and completion of an Informed Acknowledgment of and Consent to Trip Hazards and Risk form.

Historic Information

  • Reviewed by Executive Leadership Team - January 29, 2020 (requires further review)
  • Reviewed by the Leadership Team - February 24, 2014
  • Campus Review - March 4-24, 2014
  • Adopted by the Leadership Team - April 28, 2014
  • Reviewed by the Cabinet and Leadership Team - 2008
  • Campus Review - February 1-22, 2009
  • Adopted - February 23, 2009
    • Replaces policies 500-502.5 approved - July 1989


Resource/Reference/Procedure Title Unit Responsibility
Informed Acknowledgment of and Consent to Trip Hazards and Risk form   VP Student Services
WAC 132M-126 Code of Student Conduct VP Student Services
LCC Student Handbook    
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