Student Affairs

College Policies

HCC's Board of Trustees has approved numerous governing policies for the administrative operations of the college. The following list includes those policies that relate specifically to students. Policies Anti-Discrimination Policy 4042 Code of Student Conduct Policy 4040 Communicable Disease Policy 8041 Copyright Infringement Policy 8074 Dean’s List Eligibility Policy 4021 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Free Speech and Peaceful Demonstrations Policy 8068 Honor Code Policy 4050 Involuntary Course Withdrawal Policy 4011 Parking and Traffic Policy 8050 Sexual Assault Policy 8071 Sexual Harassment Policy 8069 Social Media Policy 8095 Student Drug and Alcohol Abuse Policy 4041 Student Honors Program Policy 4024 Tobacco Free Policy 8030 Use of Computing, Network and Communications Resources Policy 5093 View the full Board of Trustees Policy Manual. Guidelines & Handbooks Bulletin Board Posting Guidelines Social Media Guidelines Student Guidebook

TRiO Student Support Services

Apply online Apply for the TRiO Student Support Services Program TRiO Student Support Services (TRiO SSS) at HCC is designed to help students who are are first-generation, income-eligible, and have documented disabilities. As a federally funded program, TRiO SSS works to enable a select group of students to overcome barriers toward achieving personal, academic, and financial success. TRiO SSS offers: Individual and small group Tutoring Goal setting and academic advising Cultural events Computers and reference materials at the TRiO Study Center Academic skills, financial literacy, and transfer/career planning workshops Information and resources for financial aid FAFSA assistance Transfer visits to four-year colleges and universities Induction and recognition ceremonies Students admitted as TRiO SSS participants must be pursuing an associate degree or be enrolled in a certificate program at Hagerstown Community College. Eligibility does not guarantee admission. For more information, please visit the Eligibility page.

Student Activities & Student Life

New HCC students are often surprised by how much there is to do on campus outside the classroom. The College supports an active social life combined with academics. There is a wide variety of sports teams and campus clubs for students to get involved with and make new friends. Listed below are campus locations where students typically go to study, relax, eat, and socialize.  Student Center Home to HCC's Student Government Association and Student Activities Office; HCC's Dean of Students; and the TRiO Student Support Services Program. Renovation and expansion of the existing Student Center began on Sept. 12, 2014. The renovation will continue throughout the next year and will finish in Fall 2015. The Student Center will remain open during construction, however, various departments and services have been relocated to other buildings on campus until the renovation is complete. Learn more at The Student Center has nine areas that can be reserved for events online using the Student Center Room/Space Request Form. Valley Eatery HCC's premier cafeteria located on the upper level of the Career Programs Building (CPB) next to The Merle S. Elliott Continuing Education and Conference Center. Featuring HDTV, Wi-Fi hookup, indoor and outdoor seating, and a full-service deli, salad bar, pizza bar, and more. Hours and menu options available at William M. Brish Library HCC’s Brish Library collections include over 50,000 titles in all subjects taught at the college, with resources in books, periodicals, and CDs and DVDs. Electronic collections include 35 databases with over 18,000 journals, over 28,000 e-books, and more than 7,500 e-films. The library is located on the second floor of the Learning Resource Center (LRC). Tables, couches, private student booths, and computer terminals are available for student use. Learn more at Learning Support Center The Learning Support Center (LSC) provides academic support to all students taking credit and non-credit classes at HCC. Support includes drop-in tutoring (for individuals), supplemental instruction by trained staff, workshops, and staff- and peer-led study groups for a variety of subjects. Study rooms, computers/printers, labs, and lounge areas are available for student use in the LSC. Learn more at Athletic, Recreation and Community Center The Athletic, Recreation and Community Center (ARCC) at HCC is available to fill the fitness and recreation needs of all HCC students, HCC employees, program participants, and the community. It houses the HCC Athletic Department, the HCC Fitness Center, and the Washington County Recreation Department, and all outdoor sporting areas. Learn more at