orientation program is held for new students at the beginning of each
quarter.The orientation is designed to
acquaint students with school policies, procedures and services.
New students will receive notification of their
orientation date with their registration materials.
Interests and abilities testing and career counseling
are available to help an applicant decide which program to enter. Testing may
provide valuable information for use by counselors during career exploration
sessions with potential students.
Students may also wish to access the Georgia Career
Information System (GCIS) to learn the most current job and educational
opportunities to advance career and educational planning.
GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING
services and referrals to community agencies are available from a
well-qualified staff of professionals.They will assist with developing career plans and personal goals;
provide help with problems encountered in academic pursuits; and provide
support in dealing with work-related, personal, or financial problems.
SERVICES FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES
A variety of academic and
physical accommodations are available to qualified students with
disabilities.As defined by the ADA, a qualified individual
is one who with or without reasonable accommodations can perform the essential
functions of a program or course requirement.The essential requirements of an academic course or program need not be
modified to accommodate an individual with a disability.
individual is considered to have a disability if s/he has a physical or mental
impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a
record of such impairment, or is regarded as having such impairment.
A major life function is
seeing, hearing, speaking, walking, breathing, performing manual tasks,
learning, caring for oneself, and working. This definition includes those
individuals with learning disabilities, psychological problems and chronic
Students must request
services through the disability services office in a timely manner, preferably
before the quarter begins.
Students wishing to access
disability services must:
1.Complete the Services Request Form
3.Meet with the Special Needs
*Note:Students must meet with the Special Needs
Specialist to obtain a Classroom Accommodation form each quarter for which
accommodations are requested
consists of a written report completed by a qualified provider. In general, all documentation should be typed on
letterhead stationary or be in report format, must be current and should
clearly state the following information:
stated diagnosis of a disability
•Symptoms of the disability
•Test scores which support a cognitive or learning
•The student's functional limitations
in an academic environment
•The signature, printed name, title,
and professional credentials of the evaluator
•The date of
All records are kept
Accommodations can include
but are not limited to:
•Extended time on test
•Voice Recognition Software
•Audio Taped Lectures
Students may obtain a
Request for Services form by calling the Special Needs office at 912-538-3126
or stopping by Room 110 on the Vidalia Campus. Documentation should be sent to:
Special Needs Office
East First Street
the right to determine the appropriateness of submitted documentation and
requests for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Within a framework of personal guidance and
evaluation, special services are offered to disadvantaged and Limited English
Speaking students.These special
services include aiding students in setting realistic goals; providing job
orientation and placement; providing assistance in determining the degree and
nature of the need and providing referrals to various community agencies for
additional assistance.Students may
request services through the Special Needs Office.
NEW CONNECTIONS TO WORK
The New Connections Program aspires to make a difference
in the lives of area single parents, displaced homemakers, and single pregnant
women.To qualify you must be:
•At least 16
years of age, male or female, and unmarried, legally separated, divorced or widowed, and have custody of a minor child
or children; or
•At least 16 years of age, unmarried,
legally separated, divorced or widowed, and be pregnant; or
•An adult who has been performing unpaid labor in the home, who
has diminished marketable skills, who has had, or would have, difficulty in
securing employment, and who has been dependent on the income of another member
of the family but is no
longer supported by that income.
The program offers support to these individuals by
focusing on two areas:
with career exploration and job readiness,
which includes career assessments, assistance
in obtaining skills training, resume writing
and job interview techniques; and
2.Life management resources, which includes workshop and printed
information on stress management, financial management, parenting skills, study
skills, childcare, housing, and othercommunity agencies.
GEORGIA FATHERHOOD PROGRAM
The Georgia Fatherhood Program is designed to place
non-custodial parents in jobs and job training leading to permanent
employment.Program services are free to
non-custodial parents who are at risk of becoming behind on their child support
payments.The Department of Human
Resources, in partnership with the Department of Technical Education, sponsors
the program.To qualify for the Georgia
Father-hood Program, you must:
non-custodial parent; and
•Have an active
case with a Georgia Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Agency; and
to Southeastern Tech by your CSE Agent.
This program offers services such as:
•Workshops focusing on job readiness and employability skills;
•Life management skills training which includes legal rights and
responsibilities, money management, health management, problem solving, goal setting
and family skills;
services, such as academic counseling and referrals to other service agencies;
assistance to attend school.
CAREER PLACEMENT AND FOLLOW-UP
The Career Placement Office offers assistance to
graduates and students who are seeking work related to their field of
study.Quarterly workshops in
interviewing, resume preparation, and mock interviews are available to prepare
students for entrance into the labor market.Job search related materials are available in our OneStopCenter on a daily basis.
employers regularly contact the college seeking qualified job applicants for
full-time and part-time positions.Students may register for referral to these openings.Information on current job openings is listed
on the bulletin board outside the Career Placement Office.
Federal Work Study positions are available on
campus.These are part-time positions
for a maximum of 20 hours per week.Applicants must:
currently receiving the Pell Grant;
in at least 12 contact hours; and
Applications for these Work Study positions may be
obtained from the Director of Career Services.
graduation, students are surveyed as to their opinion of the program
attended.Employers of each graduate are
also surveyed as to whether the training provided was appropriate.The comments and suggestions received from
graduates and their employers are carefully studied and considered when
For more information on placement services or follow-up
procedures, contact the Director of Career Services.
Notification of Students
shall inform their students about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
of 1974. This Act was designed to protect the privacy of educational records,
and to establish the right of students to inspect and review their
non-privileged educational records. The Act also provides guidelines for the
correction of inaccurate or misleading data through informal and formal
hearings. Students have the right to file complaints with the Family Policy
Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, concerning alleged failures by
the institution to comply with the Act. SoutheasternTechnicalCollege shall also
provide a mechanism whereby students may file informal complaints within the
applies to students who are or who have formerly been enrolled at SoutheasternTechnicalCollege.
records include any records (in handwriting, print, tapes, film, computer, or
other medium) maintained by Southeastern Technical College or the Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) that are directly related to a student
1.A personal record kept by a faculty or staff
member if it is kept in the sole possession of the maker of the record, is not
accessible or revealed to any other person except a temporary substitute for
the maker of the record, and is not used for purposes other than a memory or
reference tool. Records that contain information taken directly from a student
or that are used to make decisions about the student are not covered by this
2.Records created and maintained by
Southeastern Technical College Law Enforcement Unit for law enforcement
3.An employment record of an individual whose
employment is not contingent on the fact that he or she is a student.
4.Records made or maintained by a physician,
psychiatrist, psychologist, or other recognized professional or
paraprofessional if the records are used only for treatment of a student and
made available only to those persons providing the treatment.
5.Alumni records that contain information about
a student after he or she is no longer in attendance at the College and which
do not relate to the person as a student.
Access to Records
Students may review their official academic record,
disciplinary record, and financial aid record with the following exceptions:
1.Any and all documents written or solicited
prior to January 1, 1975,
on the presumption that they were intended to remain confidential and
2.Any and all documents to which access has
been waived by the student.
3.Any and all records which are excluded from
the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act definition of educational
4.Any and all financial data and income tax
forms submitted in confidence by the student's parents in connection with an
application for, or receipt of, financial aid.
5.Any and all records connected with an
application to attend SoutheasternTechnicalCollege
if the applicant never enrolled.
6.Those records that contain information on
more than one student. The requesting student has the right to view only those
portions of the record that pertain to his or her own educational records.
Since documents written or solicited after January 1, 1975, may be kept confidential only
if the student has waived access thereto in writing, a form of waiver shall be
provided for the voluntary use of applicants in their request for recommendations.
Any recommendation submitted under condition of confidentiality but without
written waiver of access by the applicant shall be returned to the sender.
requests shall be granted as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 45
days after the date of request. No documents or files may be altered or removed
once a request has been filed. A student may receive a copy of any and all
records to which he or she has lawful access upon payment of any copying charge
established by TCSG or Southeastern Technical College except when a hold has
been placed on his or her record pending the payment of debts owed Southeastern
Technical College, or when he or she requests a copy of a transcript, the
original of which is held elsewhere.
Hearings to Challenge Accuracy of Records
If, upon inspection and review of his or her record, the
student believes that the record is inaccurate, misleading or otherwise in
violation of his or her privacy rights, he or she may ask that the record be
changed or may insert a statement in the file.
request for a change be denied the student will be notified of the College's
decision and advised of the right to a hearing to challenge the information believed
to be inaccurate, misleading or in violation of the student's privacy rights.
The student has 30 days to appeal the decision to the Vice President for Student
Affairs and ask for a hearing.
On behalf of SoutheasternTechnicalCollege,
either the Vice President for Student Affairs or another appointed hearing
officer shall conduct a hearing at which the student shall be afforded a full
and fair opportunity to present evidence relevant to the issues raised in the
original request to amend the student's education records. The student may be
assisted by one or more individuals, including an attorney. The hearing officer
will consider only challenges to the accuracy of the records. Hence, if a grade
has allegedly been incorrectly recorded on a student's transcript question may
be considered but not whether the student should have been awarded a grade
different from the one given.
officer shall prepare a written decision based solely on the evidence presented
at the hearing. The decision will include a summary of the evidence presented
and the reasons for the decision. The decision of the hearing officer shall be
final, save for any review that may be granted by the president of SoutheasternTechnicalCollege.
Technical College decides that the challenged information is not inaccurate,
misleading or in violation of the student's right of privacy, it will notify
the student of the right to place in the record a statement commenting on the
challenged information and a statement setting forth reasons for disagreeing
with the decision. Such a statement shall become a part of the information
contained in the education record and will be disclosed with it.
A student may
make a specific waiver of access to evaluations solicited and/or received under
condition of confidentiality.
SoutheasternTechnicalCollege will disclose
information from a student's education records only with the written consent of
the student, except that the records may be disclosed without consent when the
1.To Southeastern Technical College officials who have a legitimate
educational interest in the records.A SoutheasternTechnicalCollege
employed by SoutheasternTechnicalCollege
in an administrative, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position,
including health or medical staff.
elected to SoutheasternTechnicalCollege's
Board of Directors.
employed by or under contract to SoutheasternTechnicalCollege
to perform a special task, such as an attorney or auditor.
•A person who is employed by SoutheasternTechnicalCollege's Law Enforcement
•A student serving
on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance commit-tee, or
who is assisting another Southeastern Technical College official in performing
his or her tasks.
official has a legitimate educational interest if the official is:
task that is specified in his or her position description or contract
task related to a student's education.
task related to the discipline of a student.
service or benefit relating to the student or student's family, such as health
care, counseling, job placement, or financial aid.
safety and security of the campus.
determination as to whether or not a legitimate educational interest exists
will be made by the custodian of the records on a case by case basis. When the
custodian has any question regarding the request, the custodian should withhold
disclosure unless the custodian obtains consent from the student, or the
concurrence of a supervisor or other appropriate official that the record may
2.To officials of another school, upon request,
in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. The student shall receive
notification of the disclosure unless the student initiated the disclosure.
3.Subject to the conditions set forth in 34
C.F.R. §99.35 authorized representatives of the Comptroller General of the
United States, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, authorized
representatives of the Attorney General for law enforcement purposes, or state
and local educational authorities.
4.Southeastern Technical College or other
Department officials or lending institutions, in connection with financial aid
for which the student has applied or which the student has received, if the
information is necessary for such purposes as to:
•Determine eligibility for the aid;
•Determine the amount of the aid;
•Determine the conditions for the aid;
•Enforce the terms and conditions of the
5.State and local officials or authorities to
which such information is specifically required to be reported or disclosed
pursuant to the state statute adopted prior to November 19, 1974, if the
allowed reporting or disclosure concerns the juvenile justice system and the system's
ability to effectively serve the student whose records are released; or
information that is allowed to be reported pursuant to a state statute adopted
after 1974, which concerns the juvenile justice system and the system's ability
to effectively serve, prior to adjudication, the student whose records are
released. Nothing in this paragraph shall prevent the state from further
limiting the number or type of state or local officials who will continue to
have access thereunder.
6.Organizations conducting studies for, or on
behalf of, educational agencies or institutions for the purpose of developing,
validating or administering predictive tests, administering student aid
programs and improving instruction, if such studies are conducted in such a
manner as will not permit the personal identification of students and their
parents by persons other than representatives of such organizations and such
information will be destroyed when no longer needed for the purpose for which
it is conducted.
7.Accrediting organizations in order to carry
out their accrediting functions.
8.Parents of a dependent student, as defined in
Section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. The parent must provide a
copy of their most recent federal income tax return establishing the student's
dependency. Full rights under the act shall be given to either parent, unless
the institution has been provided with evidence that there is a court order,
state statute or legally binding document relating to such matters as divorce,
separation or custody that specifically revokes those rights.
connection with an emergency, appropriate persons if the knowledge of such
information is necessary to protect the health or safety of the student or
10.To comply with a judicial order or lawfully
issued subpoena, provided the College makes a reasonable effort to notify the
student of the order or subpoena in advance of compliance. Notification may be
prohibited if SoutheasternTechnicalCollege
receives a federal grand jury subpoena or any other subpoena which states that
the student should not be notified. The Department's Director of Legal Services
shall be consulted prior to release of the record.
11.To an alleged victim of any crime of violence
as that term is defined in Section 16 of Title 18, United States Code, or a
non-forcible sex offense, the final results of any disciplinary proceeding
conducted by an institution of postsecondary education against the alleged
perpetrator of that crime or offense with respect to that crime or offense. The
Department's Director of Legal Services shall be consulted prior to release of
12.To Veterans Administration Officials pursuant
to 38 U.S.C. 3690 (c).
13.InformationSoutheasternTechnicalCollege has designated as
"directory information," unless a hold has been placed upon release
of the information by the student.
data is considered to be directory information and may be given to an inquirer,
either in person, by mail or by telephone, and may be otherwise made public:
•name of student,
•address (both local, including e-mail
ad-dress, and permanent),
•date of registered attendance,
• school or division of enrollment,
•major field of study,
•full-time or part-time status,
•nature and dates of degrees and awards
received (degrees, diplomas, certificates, awards, or honors received),
•high school attended,
•participation in officially recognized
organizations, activities and sports, and
•weight and height of members of
The policy that
such information will be made generally available will be communicated to
presently enrolled students through the publication of these guidelines;
individual students currently enrolled may request that such directory
information not be disclosed by filing a written request with the Registrar
clearly stating what information should not be released.Former students who do not want directory
information disclosed should make such a request in writing to the Registrar.
14.To the court those records that are necessary
to defend SoutheasternTechnicalCollege
when a student initiates legal action against the institution and/or the
15.Southeastern Technical College may also
disclose to any parent or legal guardian of a student under the age of 21
information about a violation of any federal state or local law, or any rule or
policy of the Technical College governing the use or possession of alcohol or a
controlled substance if the institution determines that the student has
committed a disciplinary violation with respect to such use or possession.
SoutheasternTechnicalCollege shall maintain
a record of requests for and/or disclosures of information from a student's
education records. The record will indicate the name of the party making the
request and what records, if any, were received, the legitimate interest in the
records, any additional party to whom it may be redisclosed, and the legitimate
interest the additional party had in requesting or obtaining the information.
The record may be reviewed by the student. This recordkeeping is not required
if the request was from, or the disclosure was to:
2.a school official determined to have a
legitimate educational interest;
3.a party with written consent from the
4.a party seeking directory information; or
5.a Federal grand jury or law enforcement
agency pursuant to a subpoena that by its terms requires nondisclosure.
Locations and Custodians Of Education Records
Type of Record
COPIES OF STUDENTS RECORDS
Students may receive one official transcript of work
attempted at Southeastern Tech free of charge.Each copy of an official transcript thereafter is $3.00.
Copies of other information in the student’s education
record will be provided on the basis of actual cost to Southeastern Tech.Copies supplied to the student will be
certified as accurate to the best of the responsible official’s knowledge but
will not be considered an “official” document of the institution.
Requests for transcripts must be made in writing to
the Registrar’s Office and should:
records to be released;
reasons for such release;
whom records are to be released; and
and signed by the student.
Although transcripts can usually be issued promptly,
please allow three to five days for the transcript to be processed—longer if
the request is made during registration.All transcripts issued will include the entire academic record, no
partial or incomplete record will be issued as a transcript.Transcripts will not be issued to a student
whose record indicates financial indebtedness to the institution.
Catalog and Student Handbook
The Catalog and Student Handbook may be referred to
for accurate and detailed information pertaining to all school matters relating
to students.Southeastern Tech’s catalog
is found on its website
under E Catalog.
DISCOVER, the official College newspaper and class schedule
listing, is published quarterly.It is
com-piled and edited by members of the faculty and staff with input from the
Tech Today is the official internal
newsletter for Southeastern Tech.This
daily publication is compiled and edited by the receptionist and transmitted
electronically to faculty and staff for dissemination.Key items are broadcast on the electronic
monitors located throughout the College.
Southeastern Tech publishes an annual report in
September that highlights the previous year’s accomplishments, including
enrollment numbers, the job placement rate, and other pertinent information.
STUDENT ID CARDS
ID cards are presented to students during New Student
Orientation.Retakes are done at an
announced time during the quarter.ID’s
are required to purchase books from the Bookstore.
Southeastern Tech has a modern media center designed
to house approximately 15,000 volumes.The media center includes areas of study and research.Computers and printers are available with
word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
Services include the circulation of library material
from open stacks and from a reserve area.Inter-library loans are available.Instruction in the use of the media center and media center orientation
tours are provided to individuals and classes.
Media center hours are scheduled to accommodate both
day and evening students and are announced at the beginning of each
quarter.A self-service copy machine is
The Southeastern Tech bookstore is located on the main
campus in Room 327.Campus Shop hours are
scheduled to accommodate both day and evening students.Hours are announced at the beginning of each
Books are available for sale along with a variety of
supplies needed by students.All books
and supplies are sold on a cash, personal check or credit card basis.The Campus Shop also carries a wide variety
of apparel and gift items.
Since food and beverages must be kept in the StudentCenter, vending machines are provided in
this area for your convenience.Please
keep the area clean by properly disposing of used cups, cans, and
wrappers.Problems with vending machines
should be reported to the receptionist.
TRAFFIC AND PARKING
SoutheasternTechnicalCollege has full authority to enforce traffic regulations.These regulations are designed to make
traffic and parking on campus as safe and convenient as possible.The regulations apply to students, College
employees, and visitors.
Campus Parking Procedures
Motor vehicles privately owned and operated on the
College campus by students, staff and faculty must be registered with the
College.The Division for Student
Affairs will issue a parking decal as evidence of campus registration.All students must register their vehicles
with the College.Failure to comply will
result in a citation.
Users of the college parking lots will be issued one
decal at no expense; however, there will be a $5.00 charge for lost
decals.Inform the Office for Student
Affairs when a vehicle is sold and it will be removed from your account.
Faculty and staff will be issued a parking decal.The parking permit is to be displayed on the
rear view mirror with the permit number facing out.
Students will be issued a parking decal.The parking permit is to be displayed on the
rear view mirror with the permit number facing out.
All persons parking on SoutheasternTechnicalCollege property are
expected to follow parking regulations.Failure to do so may result in fines, towing, or revocation of parking
designated parking areas.
•Parked vehicles may not impede the flow of traffic and must be
located entirely within the boundaries of a lined parking space.
•Restrictions on handicapped parking, time limited spaces, loading
zones, no parking zones, and fire lanes will be observed at all times.
•Motor vehicles may not be driven or parked on sidewalks or grassed
•STC reserves the right to reserve or restrict parking for special
events.Such reservation or restriction
may be accomplished by the direction of Maintenance/Security personnel or by
the posting of barricades or other signage.Vehicles parked in violation of such direction or postings are subject
to fine and towing.
•Parking permits are non-transferable.The decals or permits must be affixed only to
the vehicles for which they are registered.
•Regardless of how many vehicles are registered in any one name,
only one at a time is allowed to park on campus.
•Upon change of vehicle ownership, termination of association with
STC, revocation of parking privileges, or receipt of a decal, which supersedes
a prior decal, parking decals must be removed from the vehicle.
•The person in whose name the vehicle is registered at Southeastern
Tech shall be responsible for all violations at Southeastern Tech.
•Removal of, or tampering with, any STC parking or traffic signs
will result in issuance of a fine and/or criminal prosecution.
•Operators of vehicles emitting excessive noise or being operated in
a reckless manner are subject to fine.
•Vehicles may not be stored on campus without the written permission
of the Security Department.Any vehicle
remaining stationary for more than three days will be considered a stored vehicle
and will be subject to towing at the owner’s expense.
SoutheasternTechnicalCollege has two designated parking lots on the Main Campus in Vidalia totaling
632 parking spaces.We have ample
parking available for all our students.Our neighboring businesses have asked that we prevent STC students from
parking in their parking lots.This is
because they need these spaces for their customers.STC students should park in STC parking lots
The campus has limited space reserved for handicapped
drivers.These spaces are to be utilized
by persons with an approved handicapped license plate or permit.A temporary permit may be issued and requires
a doctor’s letter describing the severity and expected end date.
The Security Department is responsible for enforcement
of the parking regulations.Citations
for violations of regulations, signs, and markings may be issued at the scene
of the violation or by mail.Parking
regulations are in effect 24 hours a day.Violators can be prosecuted and are subject to penalties and fines as
imposed by Southeastern Tech, county and state law.Students may also lose the privilege of
bringing a vehicle onto the campus.Failure to obey parking regulations may lead to an automobile being
towed at the owner’s expense.
Violations and Fines
Students, staff and faculty shall be liable for the
following fines and violations:
•Failure to display STC parking permit/Not registered for decal;
not properly displayed;
use of, or altering, permits;
•Parking/driving on grass, walking areas, shrubs or lawns;
•Parking or blocking, fire lanes, parking spaces, or loading zones;
illegal, restricted, or reserved zones;
•Parking adjacent to yellow curb or an area with a no parking sign;
stop at a stop sign;
•Failure to obey traffic signs, special parking space markings,
the posted speed limit;
•Parking is a Disabled Area—without a GA disabled decal or tag—could
result in a fine up to $100.00 and/or towing and/or loss of parking
privileges.Proper decal or tag must be
violations of county and state laws.
Parking Violations Fines
Violations such as No Campus Parking Decal, Parking in
a Restricted Space other than Handicapped, Blocking a Driveway, Speeding, etc.,
will result in a fine of $10.00 for each violation.
If an individual receives three or more citations, the
fines will be doubled for the remainder of the student’s enrollment beginning
with the third citation.
First offense fine for parking in handicapped parking
space is $25.00; second is $50.00; and third offense is $100, respectively.
Parking tickets should be brought to the Student
Affairs receptionist in the AdministrativeBuilding
immediately.Tickets should be cleared
during the quarter received to preclude delays in registration, processing of
transcript requests, graduation requests, and etc.
Failure to pay fines or appeals within the time limit
will result in placing a hold on student records.Students whose records are frozen may not
register at any time in the future until the financial obligation is
fulfilled.Fines may be mailed or paid
in person.Fines should be paid in cash,
cashier’s check, or money order.All
fines are due by the end of the quarter in which the fine was issued.
Fines are subject to be increased or raised without
Hours of Permitted Parking
The hours of operations of SoutheasternTechnicalCollege are Monday
through Thursday, and Friday No students
will be permitted on Campus or in the College buildings after except when special
official college functions take place.
No vehicle will be permitted to park in the roadways,
driveways, or grass areas; roadways are intended for traffic movement.Vehicles abandoned on College property will
be towed at the owner’s expense.Parking
is prohibited on the College grounds between the hours of and , except for authorized vehicles.
The College will not assume responsibility for the
loss, theft or damage of a student’s, staff member’s, and visitor’s personal
property brought on campus.If loss,
theft or damage does occur, notify Security immediately.
Towing and Impoundment
STC reserves the right to have any vehicle towed and
impounded which is not authorized to park on college property, constitutes a
hazard, blocks loading zones, or impedes vehicular or pedestrian traffic.The costs of towing and impoundment will be
the responsibility of the owner of the vehicle.STC disclaims any responsibility for damage or losses that may result
from towing or impoundment.
•A parking permit does not guarantee you a place to park.It only gives you the right to park on STC
property in designated areas, as space is available.Plan your time so that you have a few extra
minutes to locate a parking space.
•Park at your own risk.STC
assumes no responsibility for your vehicle or its contents while it is on campus
•Lock your vehicle and keep valuable items out of sight.If you need to store something, place it in
•In case of unavoidable circumstances that might result in a
citation (such as illegal parking due to a flat tire or engine trouble) please
contact the Security Office.
•If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident on STC property,
contact Security or Maintenance.The
Vidalia Police Department will file an accident report that will be made
available to your insurance company upon request.
Southeastern Tech does not provide dormitories or
off-campus housing facilities.Students
desiring housing may obtain information through local newspaper advertisements
and real estate agencies.
Tech recognizes the importance of
organized student activities as an integral component of the total educational
experience. STC is committed to
the holistic development of students by providing meaningful opportunities for
involvement through a variety of learning experiences which complement formal
Student activities programming is intended
to provide opportunities for personal growth and development, academic growth
and enrichment, and student involvement in the campus community.These activities range from serious to
playful and include lunch-n-learns, speakers and involvement in student organizations.
Through participation in
student organizations, students acquire invaluable practical knowledge in the
areas of leadership, social, recreational, team building and community outreach
that allow for personal and group growth experiences.
Students are encouraged to
participate in local, regional, and national organizations related to their
programs of study.
The following organizations
maintain campus chapters or area chapters for student membership:
•Basketball Sports Club
Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
•Medical Assisting Club
Honor Society (NTHS)
Beta Lambda (PBL)
•Surgical Technology Club
interested in organizing clubs not listed should contact the Vice President for
Basketball Sports Club
The Basketball club is open to any STC student who has
an interest in the sport.Membership
allows students to have fun while providing opportunities for competing in
various local and regional events.Participation in the club provides
physical and social growth while promoting strength, endurance, and
Equity, Resources and
The purpose of HEROES is to promote non-traditional
career opportunities for both men and women.Students are provided the moral support needed to reach their
educational goals.Students are provided
opportunities to develop both personally and professionally through
participation in education, civic and social activities.Membership is open to any STC student who is
27 years old or older or enrolled in a non-traditional
program (example:males in nursing or
cosmetology; females in truck driving or electronics) ora single parent, displaced homemaker or
single pregnant women.
International Association of Administrative
International Association of Administrative Professional (IAAP) is a
not-for-profit professional association with 40,000 members and affiliates and
700 chapters worldwide.The association works
in partnership with employers to promote excellence.Its members include administrative
assistants, executive secretaries, office coordinators, information specialists,
and related administrative professionals.Many corporations, educational institutions, students, and international
affiliate organizations also belong to IAAP.
What you’ll gain by being an IAAP member…
exceptional networking and pro- fessional
development activities through its 600+ chapters
and affiliate associations worldwide;
•Keep Up With The Latest Trends—IAAP’s award-winning OfficePRO magazine, published nine times
a year, contains cutting-edge information on trends, new technology, and career
development.Bits and Bytes newsletter offers information on current events in
•IAAP’s certification program is the most widely recognized for
office professionals. Members receive special discounts on certification study
materials and resources.
of the Marketing and Entrepreneurship Club of America is to provide students
with an opportunity to understand the challenges of small business ownership
and to present a formal avenue by which students can build the necessary
knowledge and skills to become a successful entrepreneur.Members attend regional workshops, seminars,
social activities and engage in fund-raising activities to reduce the expense
of the various club activities.Membership is open to any student body member.
Medical Assisting Club
The Medical Assisting Club promotes medical assisting
as a career.Members are actively
involved in patient education, clinical, and administrative duties.Membersdevelop leadership
skills, render community service, and become involved in campus life through
planning and participation in events.Membership is open to all students who have been officially accepted into
the Medical Assisting program at STC.
Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
A chapter of the National Technical Honor Society was
established at Southeastern Tech to reward student achievement and encourage
scholastic excellence.To qualify for
membership the student must be regularly admitted to a diploma program, have
completed at least 35 cumulative hours, have an overall GPA of at least 3.50,
and exhibit professional work ethics.
The objective of the Nursing Club is to provide
students with an opportunity to identify with the nursing profession and to
promote excellence in the field of nursing.Members attend regional workshops, conduct social activities, provide
educational programs, and sponsor fundraisers to defray the cost of various
expenses related to the program.Membership is open to all
students who have been officially accepted into the Practical Nursing program
Pharmacy Technology Club
The Pharmacy Technology Club is open to all students
who have been officially accepted into the Pharmacy Technology program at SoutheasternTechnicalCollege.The goal of the Pharmacy Technology Club is
to promote the practice of Pharmacy Technicians as a career, and to provide
members with the opportunity to contribute to the community as well as enhance
their knowledge within the field through various projects and programs.The club also helps providing funding for educational
conferences, seminars, and the National Certification Test given by the
National Pharmacy Technician Board three times yearly. Members sponsor various
fundraisers to defray the costs of various activities planned by the club.
Membership is open to all students interested in
pursuing a business or business-related career.PBL membership accounts for approximately 13,000 members with 600
chapters in the United
States, Puerto Rico
and the Virgin Islands.
PBL members initiate business ventures, organize
community service projects, attend state and national leadership conferences
and participate in fundraisers.Members
gain a competitive edge in the business world by interacting with local
companies and their executives.
PBL uses teamwork to accomplish common personal and
social goals.The purpose of PBL is to
provide opportunities for students to develop vocational competencies for
business and office occupations.PBL
promotes a sense of civic and personal responsibility.
Radiologic Technology Club
The goal of the Radiologic Technology Club is to
promote the practice of Radiologic Technology as a career, develop leadership
skills for future leaders within the profession, and to enhance the quality of
services provided by the Radiologic Technologist.This is achieved by encouraging students to
participate and be involved in activities on campus and within the community,
state, and profession.The Club also
helps provide funding for educational conferences and seminars, and organizes
educational activities on technological advances in imaging.Membership is open to all students who have
been officially accepted to the Radiologic Technology Diploma Program.
SkillsUSA is a national
organization serving more than 264,000 high school and college students who are
enrolled in technical and service training programs in the following
•Personal and Health
Students are provided quality education experiences in
leadership, teamwork, citizenship, and character development. SkillsUSA
programs include local, state and national competitions in which more than 4100
students compete in 75 occupational and leadership skill areas.
The Student Senate, with representation from
throughout the student body, provides a channel through which students may
exhibit leadership, voice concerns, and enhance communication among students,
faculty, and staff.The Student Senate
also promotes programs and activities of interest to students.
Surgical Technology Club
The Surgical Technology Club is open to all current
Surgical Technology students at Southeastern Tech.The purpose of the Surgical Tech club is to
promote interest in careers in Surgical Technology and to provide members with
opportunities to contribute to the health and well-being of the community
through projects and program.
Students who earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75
while enrolled 12 or more quarter credit hours in a degree or diploma program
will receive recognition by having their name published on the President’s List
for that academic quarter.
The GOAL (Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership)
program is cosponsored statewide by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and the
State Technical College System of Georgia. GOAL is cosponsored locally
by Southeastern Tech, Georgia Power, and the Southeastern Tech Foundation.
The GOAL program seeks to give recognition annually to
the State’s outstanding postsecondary technical education students and to
stimulate public interest in the importance of technical education.
All full-time diploma students who have completed one
or more quarters are eligible to compete in the GOAL program.Instructors select and nominate their
outstanding students.The College’s
winner is chosen from the four finalists and competes in the annual statewide
GOAL competition in Atlanta.
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1998, SoutheasternTechnicalCollege
makes a good-faith effort to distribute voter registration forms and to make such
forms available to its students.Students who need voter registration forms for general elections, and
special elections for federal office, including elections for governor and
other state chief executives, may secure these forms from the Office for