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Student Life and Involvement Opportunities
During their freshman year, Bridge students are enrolled full time at TCTC, granting them access to all TCTC academic success services and student life opportunities. These opportunities include joining student organizations and participating in scheduled student activities. To keep students informed of the events at Clemson and TCTC, regular Bridge meetings are held at TCTC and the Bridge Student Center at Highpointe.
Bridge Leadership Council
Bridge Leadership Council (BLC) is a programming and event planning body that is very similar to a student council or student government. BLC members plan fun and meaningful events to help students transition to and get involved in the college community. Past events include study breaks, building competitions, dances, movie nights, bonfire nights, pool parties, and the very popular Thanks for Giving dinner. BLC is completely student run. Elections are held at the beginning of the year for positions such as President, Activities Coordinator, Treasurer, and Building Representative. Holding a leadership position provides a great opportunity for students looking to get involved during their college career. All students, elected or not, are welcome to get involved, plan events, and serve on committees. There are endless opportunities to make an impact and get involved! Talk to your RA and attend an info session to get more information.
Additional services and involvement opprtunities available through Clemson include:
- Academic Success Center workshops
- Admission to athletic events (Tickets for football and men's basketball games may be purchased for an additional charge)
- Clemson student ID card
- Clemson e-mail account
- Clemson Healthy Campus
- Redfern Health Center
- Fike Recreation Center
- Cooper Library
- Michelin® Career Center
- Student clubs and organizations (excluding fraternities, sororities and club sports)
- Community service opportunities
- ROTC (Army)
- ROTC (Air Force)
- Participation in performing arts and musical groups (by audition)
- Meal plans (optional)
- Transfer credit advisement
Health care services are available to Bridge students at Clemson's Redfern Health Center. Services covered through the Bridge program fee include medical services, counseling and psychological services, and health education. Competitive premiums for a supplemental State Health Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan are also available through Redfern Health Center.
Through Clemson's Department of Campus Recreation, Bridge students have access to the 200,000-square-foot Fike Recreation Center, Swann Fitness Center, Sloan Tennis Center and several other outdoor athletic facilities.
Michelin® Career Center
Bridge students can utilize the services of the Michelin Career Center at Clemson as well as the TCTC Office of Career Services. The career centers offer programs and services to help Bridge students explore identify, and begin to achieve their career aspirations.
OrgSync is Clemson's online portal that connects students to Clemson student organizations. Through OrgSync, you can look for clubs and organizations in which you would like to get involved. Login and register to set up a profile at www.orgsync.com.
Transit and Parking
Transit services will be provided from Highpointe to TCTC while classes are in session. Students who have a car and wish to park at TCTC and/or Clemson may purchase a student parking permit from each institution.
Safe, Healthy, and Smart Decision Making
Clemson University provides many resources through Healthy Campus. Bridge to Clemson students are required to complete the Clemson University requirements "Aspire" and "Think About It." Healthy Campus also offers further information and resources to students regarding wellness, safety, being green, bystander intervention, mental health, violence prevention, alcohol and other drugs, as well as many other topics of health and safety.
The Bridge to Clemson Program utilizes Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo for alcohol awareness and information. The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo is an interactive web survey that allows college and university students to enter information about their drinking patterns and receive feedback about their use of alcohol. The assessment takes about 6-7 minutes to complete, is self-guided, and requires no face-to-face contact time with a counselor or administrator. When you access the Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo, you are prompted to enter information about yourself. In addition to demographic information, it will ask you to enter information about your drinking habits, family history, and to complete the World Health Organization's AUDIT. After all information has been entered, you submit the form. The information you entered is then validated and processed. The Alcohol e-CheckUpToGo calculates a number of variables and compares your responses to national and local college norms. Then, your personalized feedback is displayed in an easy-to-read format. Your e-CHUG results are confidential and there is no way for anyone but you to see your individual results.