Aug 08, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Affairs

All Campus Venues

Athletics, Bookstore Information, Counseling Services, Food Services, Honor Societies, Housing Requirement, Immunization Policy, Mail Services, Parking Permits, New Student Orientation, Residence Halls, Student Development, Student Health Services, Student Organizations, Testing Services

Bookstore Information, Counseling Services, Honor Societies, Parking Permits, Student Development, Student Health Services, Testing Services

Honor Societies, Textbook Information

Student Affairs Mission Statement

Student Affairs provides quality, student-focused programs and services that encourage the development of an inclusive, involved and educated community.

Career Services Center

The Career Center has trained personnel to assist students with all aspects of career planning and development. Specific services designed to promote professional and personal success include a carefully guided assessment of students’ skills, abilities, values, achievements and interests as aids to effective career planning; a library of resource and online information about occupations, corporations, agencies and government organizations; salary surveys; employment qualifications and trends; maintenance of recent graduate employment surveys; listings of full-time, part-time and summer employment opportunities and internships; and services for graduate and professional school selection. Programs are provided to inform and train the individual in such areas as interviewing, resume/cover-letter development, job hunting, networking, decision making and salary negotiation.

In addition to the Career Services Center on the main campus, Columbia College offers Cougar Career Network (ccnet). This online career exploration database is free to students and alumni. Columbia College offers career assistance to all graduates, however, employment upon program completion is not guaranteed. For more information contact the Grossnickle Career Services Center.

Student Handbook

Every fall a new edition of the Student Handbook is published providing detailed information about all aspects of campus life. Copies are available in the Student Affairs Office and on CougarTrack

Students with Disabilities

Columbia College prohibits unlawful discrimination against qualified students with disabilities and encourages their full participation within the College Community. All faculty, staff and administrators will actively support students with disabilities in all educational programs, services, and activities, in cases where such support is readily achievable and is not an undue burden.

The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (public law 93-112) section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, provides that “no otherwise qualified disabled individual in the United States shall solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

The Americans with Disabilities Act defines a qualified student with a disability as “any person who is regarded as having such an impairment, and (a) who meets the academic and technical standards requisite for admission to or participation in the College’s programs, and (b) who has a documented physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.”

  1. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the institution of a disability that would require academic adjustments in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in section 504. To self-identify as a student with a disability, the student must register with the Coordinator of Disability Services. Registration with the Coordinator of Disability Services is necessary each semester or session in order to receive accommodations. All disabilities must be appropriately documented each semester or term.
  2. While students are encouraged to self-identify at the earliest possible time, students may not know or choose to self-identify, but may still receive services at any time once they self-disclose and document. Students must allow enough time for the registration process to be completed.
  3. Accommodations are provided on a case by case basis through an Intake Interview process between the Coordinator and student. Students must complete all course requirements and testing requirements as stipulated by the College.
  4. Students with disabilities have the right to have access and accommodation complaints addressed through a formal appeals procedure. Students wishing to file a grievance must complete the Disabilities Grievance Form in its entirety, attach a description of the circumstances leading to the complaint as directed on the Disabilities Grievance Form, and submit both documents to the Student Affairs Office.

Disabilities Grievance Forms are available in the Student Affairs Office, the Academic Affairs Office, the ADA Director’s Office and the Plant and Facilities Operations Office. The ADA Director’s office is located in AHSC 216. Students can contact the Disability Service Office by calling (573) 875-7626 or emailing