Student Life

The Office of Student Life has two main responsibilities.  It oversees campus clubs and organizations and it is responsible for organizing and promoting community service opportunities and tracking community service hours. A link to the Community Service page may be found in the column on the left.

CAMPUS EVENTS

The Office of Student Life works closely with the Student Government Association (SGA) to schedule a variety of campus events throughout the academic year.  Every fall and spring, the SGA sponsors Welcome Week, CLUB RUSH, Midterm Madness and Finals Fuel Up. Additional events in the fall include a Family Fun Night, Chili Cook Off and a trip to an amusement park.  Spring events include a second Family Fun Night, a semi-formal dance, a bus trip to New York City and a end-of-year celebration. Other student organizations sponsor activities and events as well.  All event notices are posted on the website calendar and are included in the electronic student newsletter which is distributed every Monday during the academic year.

CONSTITUTION DAY

Every September the college holds an education program about the United States Constitution to mark the September 17, 1787 signing of the document. Specific events are posted on the website calendar in addition to being advertised in the student newsletter and on the college's digital marketing system. Students will also receive an email notice with event details early in the month. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Life.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

The college has a variety of campus organizations and special interest groups open to its students.  For detailed information about our student organizations, including contact information, please use the links on the left. Can’t find a club that suits your interests?  Petition to start a new organization!  For more information, please refer to the Student Organization Handbook (link below) or contact Jeanne Smith, Director of Student Life, (304) 734-6617 or jeanne.smith@bridgevalley.edu

The BridgeValley Student Organization Handbook is a resource guide for student organization members and their advisors.  In addition to information on recognition and planning/scheduling events, the document contains policies concerning publicity, guest speakers and hazing.  As campus groups reflect the values and attitudes of our academic community, student groups are expected to be familiar with and conduct themselves in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct as well as policies outlined in this document.

Frequently Used Forms

STUDENT DISCOUNTS

The Discount List is a listing of several local businesses that offer a discount to students. To qualify, simply present your BridgeValley ID at their location.  If you need a student ID, drop by 012 Main on the South Charleston campus or 401 Davis Hall in Montgomery.  If you know of a business that may be interested in participating, please contact the Director of Student Life at jeanne.smith@bridgevalley.edu

The Student Government Association partners with the WV Symphony Orchestra to provide free tickets to the WVSO "Pops" and "Symphonic" concert series. Simply present your BridgeValley ID at the Box Office before the show. For the complete schedule and details about each performance, visit wvsymphony.org. 

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For more information, please contact:

Jeanne Smith, Director of Student Life
Room 413 Davis Hall
304.734.6617
jeanne.smith@bridgevalley.edu

James McDougle, Dean of Students
Room 032-D Building 2000
304.205.6710
james.mcdougle@bridgevalley.edu