Jul 17, 2024  
College Catalog 2024 - 2025 
College Catalog 2024 - 2025

Student Affairs and Student Programs

Athletics and Wellness

Athletics Department


Bunker Hill Community College’s Athletic Department has developed a program of varsity, intramural and fitness programs to support all students at the College. BHCC supports student athletes by providing professional coaches and staff, state-of-the-art facilities, safe equipment and opportunities for student athletes to compete in varsity-level programs with other intercollegiate athletic programs. The Athletic department sponsors varsity level sports programs in Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s Baseball, and Co-Ed Esports. The College varsity programs compete in Region 21, Division III of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Intramurals, open gyms and fitness activities, including a fitness center, are offered on a regular basis to all students.

Counseling, Prevention and Wellness


The BHCC personal counselors are available to students needing emotional support and guidance during difficult times.

With empathy and compassion, personal counselors address concerns related to stress, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and other interpersonal issues affecting the student’s personal college experience and overall wellbeing. Services offered include mental health assessment, crisis intervention, psychoeducation, wellness and prevention education, community resource referrals, etc.

Dean of Students

Dean of Students Office


The Dean of Students Office is the primary advocate for students at the College. Located on the Charlestown Campus, the office is here to assist members of the BHCC community in identifying and achieving their education goals. The Dean of Students Office provides leadership to the Division of Student Affairs at the College.The Division of Student Affairs includes departments and services that support learning outside of the classroom.

Disability Support Services

617-228-2327 (TTY 617-242-2365)

Bunker Hill Community College has developed a program of support services specifically for students who have learning disabilities, sensory impairments, psychological disabilities or physical conditions. Services may include, but are not limited to, academic and testing accommodations, faculty notification, assistance with adaptive computer technology and accessibility issues, academic/career advising, student support groups, professional literacy instruction and personalized educational coaching. The program is designed to promote interaction among several existing campus resources and personnel. Students are actively involved in decision making regarding their specific needs and are encouraged to work toward increased independence and self-sufficiency.

Eligibility. Students with documented disabilities are eligible for services through BHCC’s Disability Support Services Office (DSS). In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), students seeking reasonable accommodations for a disability are responsible for self-identifying and self-advocating. If you have a documented disability and anticipate needing accommodations, please contact Disability Support Services. Requests for accommodations require dialogue with DSS, medical documentation review and registration with DSS prior to receipt of an accommodation. Accommodations are not retroactive. Students are required to meet each semester with DSS staff to discuss and determine reasonable and effective accommodations and are strongly encouraged to do so prior to the start of each semester.

DISH Food Pantry


The main purpose for the DISH Food Pantry is to Deliver Information, Sustenance, and Health to the Bunker Hill Community College campus community. The DISH aims to empower those in need to obtain resources so that they may focus on being healthy, happy, and successful at Bunker Hill Community College without the barrier of fighting hunger. The DISH is a student-driven and supported resource that is committed to being a safe, dignified, and stigma-free environment.

Health Services


The Health Services Office promotes wellness through health awareness and education. The Health Services Coordinator provides assistance to the College community through emergency first aid, referrals for individual health concerns, and review of immunization clearances for the College’s health related programs.

International Center


The International Center provides programs, services and activities supporting the internationalization of the College community.

The Center also assists BHCC students in integrating study abroad experiences into their academic programs, and assists prospective international students with the admission process and issues immigration documents required for F-1 visa application.

International Student Advisors provide programs and individual assistance to international students from more than 100 countries each year. Advisors assist students in maintaining legal immigration status, transferring to other colleges, obtaining work authorizations, addressing academic concerns and/or personal issues such as adjustment to life in the United States. Orientation, social and cultural programs sponsored by the Center help international students learn more about U.S. culture and the educational system.

The Center coordinates the international delegations visits to Bunker Hill Community College.

Single Stop


Single Stop is an initiative at Bunker Hill Community College, connecting students to state and federal financial resources and local community services. The aim is to help students surmount economic barriers, continue with their education, and move towards economic mobility with the ultimate goal toward ending cycles of poverty. For a list of services and partners, visit the Single Stop office.

Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations

Office of Student Engagement and Leadership


Bunker Hill Community College offers a variety of cocurricular activities that provide students with opportunities to develop leadership skills and to engage in social interaction. Students can serve as leaders of a wide array of clubs and organizations, and work with College staff to administer the programs. The activities are designed to promote intellectual development and cultural awareness and understanding.

The Student Government Association (SGA) is an elected body of Bunker Hill Community College student representatives. Members work in collaboration with the College administration to enhance the quality of student life on campus. The SGA develops a proposed annual budget, derived from student fees, with their advisor, which is reviewed by the Dean of Students and approved by the College President. The SGA Is also responsible for formally approving new student clubs and organizations and supports all existing BHCC student clubs and organizations. Learn more about the SGA at bhcc.edu/SGA.

Clubs and organizations provide the opportunity for students to meet other students, have fun, learn, and develop organizational skills. Visit bhcc.edu/clubs for a full list of all clubs and organizations.

Student Handbook

The Student Handbook includes information about College policies, student disciplinary procedures, student rights and responsibilities and student services. The student grievance procedure for complaints regarding College policies, practices or personnel is detailed in the Student Handbook. Copies are available online through the BHCC website. Direct all inquiries related to College regulations, student conduct and the student grievance procedure to the Office of Dean of Students. View the Student Handbook at bhcc.edu/handbook.

Study Abroad

The International Center assists BHCC students in integrating study abroad experiences into their academic programs. Through this program, students have participated in a variety of study and travel experiences in countries around the globe: Argentina, Belize, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Senegal, Spain and PR. China. Scholarship opportunities are available to qualified students. For more information, visit the International Center or visit bhcc.edu/studyabroad.

The Mary L. Fifield Endowed Student Emergency Assistance Fund

Bunker Hill Community College has established the Mary L. Fifield Endowed Student Emergency Assistance Fund. The purpose of the fund is to provide monetary relief to students for emergencies that occur during the semester and that may cause a student to drop out. Applications will be accepted after the end of the schedule adjustment period for the fall and spring semesters. The fund does not support tuition, fees and books. URL: bhcc.edu/emergencyassistancefund

Veterans Center


The Veterans Center is dedicated to serving student-veterans, active duty military, Guard/Reservists and their eligible dependents within the college community. The office provides specialized support in academic advising, military and VA educational benefits assistance, VA Educational Benefit Certification, referrals to College resources and other agencies, verification of pursuit of training, assistance with credit for prior learning, admissions assistance and support and advocacy for the veteran and military affiliated population.

Students who wish to apply for educational benefits must contact the Veterans Center and the VA Certifying Official. Student’s receiving educational benefits are required to attend classes and maintain satisfactory academic progress in order to continue receiving education benefits. Furthermore, students must notify the Veterans Center of any changes made to their enrollment status.

Virtual LGBTQIA+ Center at BHCC


To support and celebrate the diversity of the Bunker Hill Community College community that is represented within our students, faculty and staff on BHCC’s multiple campus locations, the Dean of Student’s office has worked to provide accessible LGBTQIA+ information and resources for all members of our community.