Student and Family Engagement Mission Statement
Student & Family Engagement at Bristol Community College understands that a vibrant and purposeful college experience is critical to students achieving their personal, educational, and career goals. The following offices under Student & Family Engagement are committed to creating spaces that allow for diverse opportunities that address the unique experiences of each Bristol student.
We understand that increased cocurricular engagement leads to higher levels of student persistence and achievement. Our office creates opportunities for students to connect with each other, develop leadership skills, and navigate their own experiences. As the hub for engagement on campus, we provide accessible and equitable social and educational programs, and leadership positions that empower learners to thrive in their academic, personal, and professional lives.
We recognize that systemic economic inequity creates barriers to students’ full participation and success in their education. Through campus collaborations and community referrals, we serve as the Single Point of Contact for students experiencing basic needs insecurities. By providing resources and support to those in need, our office delivers critical services that address food, housing, and transportation insecurities so students can focus on being successful at Bristol Community College and beyond.
We understand that the creation of career plans directly contributes to individuals achieving their professional goals. Through individualized counseling, workshops, and career and opportunity programming, we educate and advise students and alumni on how to effectively translate their education into fulfilling professional experiences. By cultivating partnerships with employers and providing strategies to search for jobs and opportunities, we support the development of professional skills for career success.