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2015-2016 Student Handbook 
2015-2016 Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Support Services


Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has a dedicated bookstore located on the main campus and Technology Center. Students can purchase textbooks in the bookstore and can also order online through the website at www.blueridgectc.edu. Textbooks must be picked up at the Technology Center. Other items are also sold within the bookstore including Blue Ridge Apparel, software, study aids, etc. The current bookstore hours vary, extended hours may be available throughout the semester for book buy back and sales.

Barnes and Noble Blue Ridge CTC Book Order Website www.blueridgectc.edu/current-students/bookstore/

Clubs and Organizations

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College has several clubs and special interest groups which meet the needs of a diverse student body. Getting involved with student clubs, organizations, and activities is a great way to make a network of friends. Making a connection to the College community is one factor that may increase the success of students in their college career as well as in future endeavors. If you are interested in forming a new club or organization you may do so by contacting the Office of Enrollment Management.

*Listing may include inactive clubs and organizations

  • American Sign Language Club
  • Bi Gay Lesbians And Allies Against Discrimination (B GLAAAD)
  • Blue Ridge Drama Club
  • Campus Crusades
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Fitness Club
  • Golf Club
  • History of Mathematics and Science
  • Lambda Alpha Epsilon (LAE)
  • Multicultural Club
  • Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
  • Physical Therapy Assisting Club
  • Residential Writers Group (RWG)
  • Rotaract
  • Single Parents
  • Skills USA
  • Space Club
  • Student Leadership Association (SLA)
  • Student Nurses Association (SNA)
  • Technology Club
  • And more

Computer Accounts

All registered students are assigned a computer account upon registration. Students are required to obtain their account information over BRIDGE. Computers accounts allow students access and use of the Internet, email and various software in computer labs. College computers cannot be accessed without a username and password. For more information, visit the Information Technology Services Web site at www.blueridgectc.edu.

Disability Support Services

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College is committed to “nondiscrimination” on the basis of disability in the areas of employment, program accessibility, admissions, treatment of students, academic adjustments, financial aid, employment assistance to students, and in nonacademic services. The Office of Student Success works with faculty and staff, as well as a number of community agencies, to arrange for assistance in obtaining appropriate accommodation. The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations within local, state, and federal regulations to ensure that qualified students with disabilities are able to enjoy the same rights and assume the same responsibilities as any other student. Some programs have minimal physical requirements that must be met. Students with disabilities will need to provide the Student Development Coordinator with one of the following documentation in order to receive accommodations:

  • 504 plan
  • Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Medical Documentation

Questions about Disability Support Services should be directed to the Office of Student Success.

Michelle Smith
Student Development Coordinator
304-260-4380 ext. 2117

BRIDGE Student ID Card

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College students, upon enrollment, are provided a BRIDGE Student ID Card. This card must be presented upon request by administrators or faculty of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College for identification purposes. A $5.00 fee is charged for the replacement of this card. Students are required to carry this card at all times. The BRIDGE card is property of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and is nontransferable. Use of this card constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions in effect at the time of use. Report lost, stolen, or found cards immediately to the Office of Student Success at 304-260-4380.

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College and the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library have formed a partnership to provide library services for our students. Students must request a library card and create a PIN to use materials and databases.

101 W. King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401

Phone Numbers:
(304) 267-8933
Children’s Library: 304-267-8288
Fax: (304) 267-9720

* Hours:
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Web address: http://www.youseemore.com/martinsburgberkeley/

Reference Web Address: http://www.youseemore.com/martinsburgberkeley/readyref.asp

* Subject to change

Phi Theta Kappa

Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming. Today, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1,200 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. territories, Canada and Germany. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

The Beta Omicron Delta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Blue Ridge Community & Technical College initiated its first members in the spring of 2006. To be eligible to join, a student must have a 3.5 GPA. The student must maintain a 3.25 GPA to remain in good-standing in the society.

Emergency Situations/Student Messages

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will only contact students in case of an emergency situation. Should a situation occur that you are not able to attend class for a long period of time; students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Success to document the situation. The Coordinator of Student Success will work closely with instructors to ensure student success during the time of the emergency.

E2 Campus – Emergency Alert System

Blue Ridge Community and Technical College offers the E2 Campus Alert System to notify students of emergency situations (i.e. emergency closings). This system will not be used to notify students of campus events or the academic calendar. Students have the choice whether or not to participate in the system notifications. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College highly encourages students to sign up for text messaging and / or email notifications. To opt in, text the word “safety” to #79516 or visit the Safety & Security webpage at http://www.blueridgectc.edu/about-blue-ridge/safety-security/

Inclement Weather Policy

In the event of inclement weather or other emergency, Blue Ridge Community and Technical College will post the announcement to the College website and telephone the media as early as possible (presumably 6:30 am) with the official College weather-related statement. If a delay is necessary, classes will begin at 11:00 am. If the College is operating on a delayed opening of 11:00 am and the weather worsens, the decision to close will be posted announced by 9:00 am. Announcements concerning evening classes will be communicated by website and area radio stations by 4:30 pm. The media list includes the following:

  • NBC 25
  • WUSQ-FM Q102.5
  • WFQX-FM 99.3 The Fox
  • WTFX-AM Sports Talk 610
  • WKSI-FM 98.3 KISS FM
  • WMRE-AM 1550
  • WRNR-AM 740
  • WINC-FM 92.5

Evacuation Plan

In the event of an emergency evacuation, there are several different exits available to quickly exit the building. When evacuating, please use the emergency exit closest to your location. For a collection of several helpful diagrams that outline the exits at the main campus, visit (Safety & Security » Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.)  Students, Faculty and Staff are encouraged to review the evacuation plan for each floor to ensure safety and expediency during an evacuation.