2018-2019 Student Guide & Residence Life Handbook 
    
    Oct 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Student Guide & Residence Life Handbook

Academic and Student Support Services


 

Student Services General Philosophy

Academic and Student Support Services are interrelated areas committed to achieving the purposes and instituting the mission of South Plains College.

South Plains College provides a quality learning environment. We do so by employing dedicated and qualified teachers, staff members and administrators who deliver a broad and dynamic curriculum and quality student support services. Understanding the diverse needs of students and the community, South Plains College seeks to improve the lives of our students and prepare them for lifelong learning.

South Plains College is committed to increasing student success by providing assessment, advisement and counseling services that assist students in clarifying personal, academic and career goals; by providing tutoring and other student support services; by providing enrollment, financial aid and job placement services; and by providing opportunities to participate in the academic and social life of the College through social activities, community cultural leadership and wellness-fitness services.

The staff works toward seeing that every phase of the College experience represents an opportunity for the growth of the student. This focus is based on the premise that all of college life, both in and out of class, represents a real and significant part of the student’s educational development.

Student Services Facilities

The Student Services Building on the College’s Levelland Campus is a comprehensive student facility providing specialized assistance to all students of South Plains College. Located adjacent to the Administration Building, the Student Services Building houses the Advising and Testing Center, the Financial Aid Office, Admissions and Records Office, Housing Office and administrative offices for the Student Affairs Division. The Levelland Health and Wellness Center, adjacent to the Technology Center, houses Student Health, Counseling and Disability Services.

The SPC Reese Center offers a variety of student services that are located in the Administrative Offices in SPC Building 8. The Admissions and Records Office, Advising and Testing Center, Counseling Center, Disability Services Office, Financial Aid Office and Business Office are located in this facility. The Bookstore and the Library are also located in SPC Building 8. Tutoring services are located in Buildings 2 and 3.

Student services that are available at the Plainview Center include tutoring, advising, testing, counseling, and financial aid. The Director of the Plainview Center can assist students in accessing these services.

Advising and Testing Center

The staff in the Advising and Testing Center is dedicated to helping students fulfill their educational and career goals. Advisors are available to help students develop an Educational Success Plan (ESP) that will prepare students to navigate through their education at South Plains College and beyond. The services provided include academic advising, career assessment, job-seeking skills and testing services.

Professional advisors are available for students who are undecided of an academic major or have yet to declare a major. Advisors are located at the Levelland Campus in the student services building; at the Reese Center in Building 8; at the Plainview Center and at the Lubbock Center.

Awards and Recognition

Each spring outstanding students are honored by the faculty, administration, clubs and organizations. Students are recognized for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and all-around participation and involvement in student life at South Plains College. Students are recognized at the annual Awards Assembly held in late spring. Parents, family, friends and faculty are invited to the honors ceremony and reception at the Texan Dome.

Academic Awards

President’s Honor Roll - The President’s Honor Roll recognizes students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of college- level credit in a given semester and attain a “straight A” or 4.0 grade point average. Developmental courses do not count toward the minimum semester hours required for the honor. A student named to the honor roll receives a certificate of accomplishment, and the honor is recorded on his or her college transcript.

Dean’s Honor Roll - The Dean’s Honor Roll recognizes students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of college-level credit in a given semester and attain a 3.25 to 3.99 grade point average. Developmental courses do not count toward the minimum semester hours required for the honor. A student named to the honor roll receives a certificate of accomplishment, and the honor is recorded on his or her college transcript.

Departmental Awards - A number of academic and technical departments on campus recognize outstanding students in specific programs of study. Selection to these awards is based on the student’s academic achievements and total contribution to the program.

Phi Theta Kappa - Phi Theta Kappa is a national honor society for students enrolled in two-year community and junior colleges committed to the promotion of academic excellence, leadership, and campus and community service. The Kappa Mu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at South Plains College honors those students who reach high academic achievement. To be invited to membership in PTK, the student must have completed at least 15 semester hours, be a full-time student, and initiation ceremony is held each fall and spring semester.

Campus Leadership Awards

Presidential Award for the Student of the Year - The highest recognition a student can receive at South Plains College, this award honors an outstanding student who has been most successful academically, socially, and has contributed most to the campus environment. Selection is made by a committee composed of representatives from the Student Affairs Division, Academic Affairs, and the faculty. Final approval is made by the President of South Plains College.

Vera Sue Spencer Award - The Vera Sue Spencer Award is presented to a South Plains College female student who demonstrates the qualities of outstanding leadership and service to the College and community. The cash award was established by Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Spencer in memory of their daughter, Vera Sue, who died while Dr. Spencer was president at SPC. The award was established by the Spencer Family in 1971 and recipients are recognized each year at commencement. Nominations and selection of the award recipient are made by a committee comprised of faculty and administrative personnel.

Thomas Spencer Sr. Award - The late Dr. Thomas Spencer, Sr., played an important role in the formative years of South Plains College as its founding president. In recognition of his leadership at South Plains College and later as president of the Texas Community College Association, the College established the Thomas Spencer, Sr., Award in 1998 in celebration of its 40th anniversary. The Spencer Award is presented annually to an outstanding male student who demonstrates the qualities of leadership and service to the College and community. Nominations and selection of the award recipient are made by a committee comprised of faculty and administrative personnel

Campus Ambassadors - South Plains College students designated as Campus Ambassadors assist with new student recruitment, give campus tours to prospective students and special guests of the College, and represent the student body at special campus events hosted by the President of the College. Candidates for the honor are nominated by faculty and administrative personnel. Selection is based on personal interviews with a selection committee. Students are named Campus Ambassadors during the spring semester of their freshman year and hold the honor during their sophomore year at SPC.

Bookstore

The South Plains College Bookstore’s goal is to serve students, faculty, and staff with textbooks, supplies, imprinted clothing and other items. The Bookstore maintains two locations to serve students. In the Levelland Campus, the Bookstore can be found in the Student Center and is open during the fall and spring semesters Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. During the summer and college breaks, the hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. At the SPC Reese Center, the Bookstore is located in Room 801 of Building 8 and is open during the fall and spring semesters from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday. During the summer and college breaks, the hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

Textbooks for distance education courses taught by SPC instructors are available at the South Plains College Bookstore. However if a student is enrolled in a distance education course and does not reside in proximity to the bookstore, books can be ordered online from the Levelland Bookstore at http://www.sp-levbookstore.com and from the Reese Bookstore at http://www.sp-reesebookstore.com. For more information about ordering textbooks, contact the SPC Bookstore in Levelland at (806)716- 2399 or at Reese at (806)716-4610.

The bookstore will repurchase your textbooks provided they will be used again, and they are needed and in salable condition. The bookstore follows the standard buy back procedure of buying for up to one-half the sale price. There is no guarantee, however, either expressed or implied, that your textbooks will be repurchased. This depends upon the condition of the book when offered for sale, whether or not it will be used again and the number of books in stock.

Books purchased for classes that do not make will be fully refunded upon presentation of the book and receipt of purchase. New books must not be marked in or defaced in any manner. If the book is wrapped in plastic, the plastic should be intact. Students have five (5) class days from the first day of class each semester to receive a refund. Students have twelve (12) class days from the first day of class each semester to receive a full refund if a class is dropped. For summer terms and “Mini-mesters,” books must be returned within the first five (5) days. A receipt is mandatory for a refund. In an effort to serve students, suggestions on services and items to carry are welcome. The Bookstore is managed by Texas Book Company.

Disability Services

In accordance with SPC’s Statement of Values, respecting “the diversity of its student body, and recognizes the worth and potential of each student”, individuals with disabilities attending South Plains College will find many programs and services designed to provide access to all aspects of college life. Academic accommodations are available to students with a documented disability. Any student who anticipates a need for accommodations must contact the Disability Services Office on either the Levelland Campus or SPC Reese Center after receiving official acceptance into South Plains College. Adequate notice to make arrangements for necessary accommodations is required. Contact the Disability Services Office at 806-716-2529 for more information on procedures and required documentation.

Disability Services Grievances and Appeals

A student grievance is a college related issue or condition that a student believes to be unfair, inequitable, discriminatory or a hindrance to the educational process.  A grievance also may include discrimination on the basis of a disability or other protected area.  Individuals wishing to file a grievance regarding disability services at SPC should first address the problem with the Coordinator of Disability Services or the Director of Health and Wellness.  If concerns are not resolved at this level, the Vice President for Student Affairs is the designated ADA/504 Coordinator and can provide direction in further grievance procedures.  

Any student that comes across barriers to access at any SPC facility should contact the Vice President for Student Affairs to have their concerns addressed.  For housing accommodations at the Residence Halls, contact the Associate Dean of Students.  An online complaint form can be accessed at http://www.southplainscollege.edu/about/campussafety/complaints.php.

 

Food Services

The Texan Hall, located in the Levelland Student Center, serves as the dining facility for students living in campus residence halls. The dining facility is managed by Great Western Food Service which provides continuous meal service. Students residing in residence halls are allowed to use the food service as often as they like during posted hours of operation. Meals can be purchased on cash basis by other South Plains College students, employees or guests. Resident students must show their valid SPC Texan ID card.

The Snack Bar is located in the Levelland Student Center and sells hamburgers, sandwiches, pizza, lunch plates, drinks and snacks. Snack bar hours are posted each semester. Students entering the Texan Hall or the Snack Bar are to dress in a way that conforms to acceptable standards of cleanliness and good taste as described under “Student Dress” policy in the Student Conduct section of the Student Guide.

Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office provides assistance for students seeking federal or state financial assistance. All students needing financial assistance should become acquainted with these services and their eligibility requirements. Complete information about the financial aid services provided to SPC students can be found in the current online General Catalog or the SPC website.

Application Process

The application process begins with the student and the student’s parents creating a Federal Student Aid ID at https://fsaid.ed.gov. Once the ID is created, you may file the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) on the web at https://fafsa.gov. Students must complete a new FAFSA each school year in order to qualify for any federal or state programs. For more information, visit the Financial Aid home page (listed above). The financial aid application is complete after all required forms are submitted and reviewed for accuracy by the financial aid office. Requests for forms and information required to complete the file will initially be sent to the email address you provide on your FASFA. Parents and students should check their email and respond promptly to all requests. Financial Aid Award letters will be emailed to the student’s SPC email account. Students should check their SPC email account frequently.

Types of Financial Aid

Grants: Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Texas Public Education Grant, TEOG Grant.

Employment: Federal College Work Study.

Loans: Federal Direct Loan Program (subsidized and unsubsidized) and the Parent Plus Loan.

Scholarships:  A number of college-wide and departmental scholarships are available to eligible students.  A complete listing of all scholarship programs available at South Plains College can be found in the General Catalog and South Plains College Scholarship Portal.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Financial aid recipients are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress as defined in the Financial Aid section of the General Catalog.

Fitness and Recreation

The Complex

The Complex at SPC is a multi-use facility that houses the Physical Education Department, intramural sports, student and community fitness classes, as well as special events. This is a facility that offers state-of-the-art fitness equipment, racquetball courts, and two indoor basketball courts open each evening for recreational play. In addition, a wide variety of group fitness classes and recreational sports are available to students, employees and community members. Full-time employees and students enrolled in six or more credit hours may use the facility at no charge. A Texan ID card and appropriate dress are required. For operation hours, visit the Fitness Complex online.

The Game Room

The game room in the Levelland campus Student Center provides a variety of games and entertainment. Students who possess a current SPC ID card are allowed to check out game room equipment. Your ID card will be returned after use and condition of equipment has been checked. Students are responsible for damages to facilities and equipment.

Intercollegiate Athletics

South Plains College is a charter member of the Western Junior College Athletic Conference and conducts its program of intercollegiate athletics under the rules and regulations of that conference. The College fields intercollegiate teams in men’s and women’s basketball, cross country and track. To be eligible to participate in intercollegiate athletics, a student must meet all requirements established by the National Junior College Athletic Association of which South Plains College is a member. South Plains College is also a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association and competes in men’s and women’s rodeo events as a member of the NIRA Southwestern Region. Further information concerning inter-collegiate sports and the selection of team members may be obtained from the Department of Athletics, (806) 716- 2221.

Intramural Program

Intramural sports are organized leagues, tournaments and activities that are divided into separate divisions for students, faculty and staff to enjoy at any skill level. Intramural sports offer activities that promote fun and fair play. Among other benefits, they are a great way to meet new people, relieve stress, build self-esteem and provide leadership opportunities for those interested. In addition to the competitive sport division, in which students may compete in a number of sports activities, regular periods of recreational free play are scheduled so that students may participate in informal nonscheduled activities. Selected  equipment is  available to students within the competitive and free play areas. Although most activities are located on the Levelland Campus, students at all locations are encouraged to participate. Additional information can be found on MySPC under the Campus Life “Get Involved” tab.

Texan Cheerleaders

The Texan Cheerleaders serve as both cheerleaders and a dance team. They lead the way in supporting the athletic teams and adding excitement and spirit to all events.

Learning Centers

South Plains College maintains a variety of programs and services designed to support teaching and learning at the College and to assist students in successfully achieving their educational goals. Students may access these learning resources at any of the College’s campus locations.

Levelland Campus

The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC), housed on the third floor of the Levelland library building, provides academic support services to all SPC students. Services provided include peer tutoring, study skills assessment with individual learning plans and advisement, learning strategy instruction, and independent study. With its motto, “You can learn anything,” the Learning Center typifies the South Plains College commitment to improving each student’s life. A fully qualified staff is available in the Learning Center to help students acquire the academic skills and learning strategies necessary for college success.

Tutors identified and recommended by the faculty provide free tutoring in most subjects taught on campus and can help students develop study techniques and learning strategies specific to different disciplines. The Learning Center also provides Texas Success Initiative preparation and development activities.

In addition to the seminars offered in many courses each semester, PowerPoint presentations and other resources on specific study skills are available through the Teaching and Learning Center web site. Links to sites with important information about learning skills and technology are also available at the website, along with information about all services provided in the TLC.

Reese Center, Lubbock Center, and Plainview Center

Services are also available at other locations of South Plains College. These include:

  • Free tutoring
  • Open computer lab
  • Lecture notes and study materials for specific courses
  • Assessment of basic skills
  • Review sessions for specific topics
  • English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) support
  • Study skill workshops

For more information, contact the administrative assistant in the Teaching and Learning Center at (806) 716-2241.

Library and Information Services

The primary mission of the libraries of South Plains College is to support the academic, career and technical, continuing education and community service programs of the College by providing students, faculty, staff, and the community with the information resources and services they need to achieve their educational objectives.

Graduate-degreed librarians are available during all hours the libraries are open. They provide personal reference assistance, group tours, information literacy instruction, interlibrary loans, and specialized database searches. Other services available include laminating, videotape duplication, copy machines, internet computers, printers, and audiovisual equipment.

The SPC libraries contain more than 98,000 items, which include more than 55,000 e-books, 2000 DVDs and books on CD, 100 databases, a special collection of children’s literature to support the Child Development program and to encourage family literacy (Reese library) and course reserves selected by faculty. All materials are listed in the online catalog and can be transferred to any other campus on request.

There is a library on the Levelland campus, Reese center, and the Plainview center (limited hours of staffing). Hours for each library are posted on the library website and change with the time of year.

The library website, www.southplainscollege.edu/campuslife/library/, serves as the focal point for services and information. Six self-paced teaching modules for basic library skills can be accessed through Blackboard and complement information literacy teaching done in the library.

Lost and Found

The Student Life Office on the Levelland campus, the Admissions and Records Office at the Reese Center and the main offices of the Plainview Center and Lubbock Center maintain a depository for lost items. If you should lose or find an article, you should report this to the appropriate campus office. Articles turned in to “Lost and Found” will be kept until claimed or until the end of the current school year.

Music Activities

South Plains College offers many opportunities for students to further musical and cultural interests through attendance at concerts and recitals and through participation in the various musical groups directed by the Fine Arts Department and Creative Arts Department. Faculty, student and guest soloists and ensembles perform throughout the year.

Fine Arts Department

Within the Fine Arts Department the Symphonic Band performs traditional and contemporary wind literature on campus and at area high schools, and during basketball season, doubles as the Sharpshooters Pep Band. Membership is open to all college musicians with experience in wind or percussion instruments.

The Concert Choir presents a number of concerts throughout the year, performing both on campus and for churches and schools in the area. Membership is open to students who are interested in performing choral music.

The Jazz Band performs a variety of musical styles ranging from big band jazz to fusion. In addition to campus concerts, the Jazz Band performs at area high schools and for various civic events.

Scholarships are available by audition for participation in any or all performing ensembles. Contact the Fine Arts department for specific scholarship information. All ensemble courses may be repeated for one hour of credit each semester.

There are also opportunities to participate in a variety of small instrumental and vocal ensembles, such as brass choir, low brass choir, trombone quartet, saxophone quartet, percussion ensemble and jazz singers. These may also be repeated for one hour of credit each semester.

Commercial Music Program

Within the Commercial Music Program opportunities abound for students to experience a variety of musical styles and performance venues. The Thursday Nite Live ensemble performs a 90 minute televised musical variety show before a live audience each month during the fall and spring semesters. The AlternaTV ensemble performs a rock and hip hop oriented television show each month during the fall and spring semesters. These shows are broadcast live over SPC Cable Channel 10 and rebroadcast on LISD-TV in Lubbock and surrounding communities. Pickin’ on the Plains Bluegrass TV show is filmed twice a month during the fall and spring semesters and is aired at noon on SPC TV Cable Channel 10.

The SPC touring ensemble specializes in current musical styles including rock, R&B, country, urban, Latino and many others. The group travels and performs at area high schools and other prestigious venues such as the Cactus Theater in Lubbock, Texas.

The Real Book Jazz ensemble performs classic and fusion rock jazz styles, and rock and roll enthusiasts may experience classes in classic, original and alternative rock styles. The commercial music program offers students a myriad of eclectic musical styles, including Latino, Celtic, bluegrass, contemporary Christian, classic blues, R&B and western swing. These student ensembles perform regularly in a variety of musical settings throughout West Texas and Eastern New Mexico.

Scholarships are available by audition for participation in commercial music ensembles. These auditions may be arranged by contacting the commercial music program coordinator.

New Student Orientation

Students who are enrolling in college for the first time are strongly encouraged to attend New Student Orientation, held prior to fall semester. Each South Plains College campus has a unique orientation experience. Students should attend the orientation program at the campus in which they plan to take the majority of their classes.

Students attending New Student Orientation will be given the opportunity to familiarize themselves with campus services and resources, connect with faculty, staff, new and current students and explore involvement opportunities on campus. Faculty and staff will assist students in learning what it takes to be a successful student and learn the values of South Plains College. By beginning an on-going advising process with an advisor they will gain an understanding of degree planning and registration as well as acquaint themselves with the various forms of technology available to SPC students.

Residential Life

Residence Halls

South Plains College maintains five residence halls on the Levelland Campus for 382 men, which include Frazier, Stroud, Forrest, Lamar, Gerstenberger and Magee Halls. Four residence halls for women, North Sue, South Sue, Tubb, and Gillespie Hall can house a total of 296 women. Smallwood Apartments can house an additional 96 students for a total capacity of 774. Rooms equipped for disabled students are available in Forrest Hall, Frazier Hall, Lamar Hall, North Sue Spencer Hall, Stroud Hall, Tubb Hall, Gerstenberger Hall, and the Smallwood Apartments. The Housing Office is located in the Student Services Building.

Meal Plans

Students living in residence halls (not including Smallwood Apartments) have a full meal plan, in the Texan Dining Hall, as part of their total housing cost. Students are allowed to use food service facilities as often as they wish during posted hours of operation. Meals are prepared by a staff of professional cooks under the management of Great Western Dining Service, Inc.  Students with a meal plan must show their Texan Card upon entrance to the Texan Dining Hall.

Special Programs and Services

Attending college can be a great challenge for some individuals. Economic, social, cultural and personal issues can sometimes form barriers that hinder achievement of educational goals. In accordance with SPC’s Statement of Values, respecting “the diversity of its student body, and recognizes the worth and potential of each student”, a variety of special programs and services are available.

First Step

The First Step Program assists economically disadvantaged students who are enrolled in technical programs. Eligible students include single parents, single pregnant women, displaced homemakers, and students whose career goals are considered to be nontraditional (e.g. female welding students, male cosmetology student). For more information on the First Step program, contact the First Step Counselor at (806) 716-2529.

Multicultural Services

The Multicultural Services Office is designed to enhance and coordinate college-wide efforts to promote and support diversity. Awareness of diversity issues is raised through the dissemination of information and promotion of programs addressing multicultural issues. A sense of multicultural community is maintained through collaboration and interaction with departments and individual faculty and staff within the College. Services by the office include new student recruitment, individual counseling with students, staff and faculty, student group advisement and educational alliances with community groups.

Star Center (Student Support Services)

The STAR Center (SSS) is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is part of the TRIO Programs. Students participating in this program will benefit from the various activities designed to improve their academic performance and enhance their college experience which will ultimately lead to graduation and/or transfer to a four-year college/ university. The STAR Center assists eligible first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities from diverse backgrounds who have a need for academic and other support services in order to successfully complete their college education.

The STAR Center’s goals are:

  • To increase the retention rates for first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.
  • To increase the graduation rates (Associate’s degree or Certificate) for first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities
  • To increase the transfer rates (to four-year colleges/universities) for first-generation college students, economically disadvantaged students and students with disabilities.

Students may qualify for services if they are:

  • U.S. citizens or legal residents, have a need for academic support and if one or more of the following applies:
  • Are first-generation college student (neither parent has four-year degree) or
  • Meet low income guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Education or
  • Have a documented physical or learning disability on file with the Disability Services Office or Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

All applicants who meet eligibility requirements will be considered for program acceptance. However, our program only admits a limited number of students each year. Students are encouraged to apply prior to or early in the fall and spring semesters. Program applications are available at the STAR Center (SSS) office located in the Library room 319 or they can be downloaded from the SPC website. For additional information call (806) 716-2751.

Upward Bound

SPC Upward Bound is a college preparatory program funded by the U.S. Department of Education. It provides high school students with the skills they need to be successful in college. Participants receive academic, personal, and cultural enrichment to prepare them for higher education. The Upward Bound Program at South Plains College serves 70 students from five schools in Cochran, Hockley, and Terry Counties. Students enrolled in the ninth through eleventh grades that will be the first generation college graduates, meet low-income criteria, or are identified as academically at-risk are eligible for the program. All students must have the potential for success in post- secondary school but must also have the need for academic support and/or assistance to assure entrance into and success in college. The SPC Upward Bound Program serves students from Brownfield, Levelland, Morton, Whiteface and Whitharral. Program applications will be available in the counselor’s office at each school served. Interested persons may also contact the Upward Bound Program at South Plains College by calling (806) 716- 2653 or visit the SPC Upward Bound site.

Student Center

The Student Center serves as the focal point of most campus activities on the Levelland campus, bringing together all members of the community, and college life. A gathering place for students, faculty and staff, the student center is a comfortable place for students to meet, organize and attend a variety of events. Facilities and services within the Student Center include: Student Life Office, Student Government Offices, Campus Bookstore, Campus Police Offices, Snack Bar, meeting rooms, dining services, and the campus post office.

Student Life

Life at South Plains College outside the classroom offers a wealth of opportunity for personal growth and development that supports and enhances students’ academic experience. Consistent with the South Plains College Mission, the Office of Student Life supports the development of the whole person: intellectually, socially, culturally and spiritually. Our programs are designed to help students make the most of their South Plains College experience. Current students, their guests, alumni, faculty and staff are invited to attend events hosted by the Office of Student Life.

Student Organizations

South Plains College is committed to creating an environment that fosters student growth both academically and socially.  Student organizations provide students with a diverse and balanced intellectual, cultural, spiritual and social experience that encourages student learning and development, awareness and responsible living as well as enhances the mission of the College.

Texan ID Card

Texan Student ID cards are issued through the Office of Student Life, the Business Office at the Reese Center, and the office of the Director of Plainview or Lubbock Centers. The Texan Student ID card is your personal college identification card. It permits the use of various services and facilities around campus including: Dining Services, Library, College Bookstore, Technology Center Computer Lab, Student Life Game Room, Recreational Facilities, as well as Athletic events.

South Plains College highly encourages each student to obtain a Texan student ID card.  Loss of your Texan ID card should be reported immediately to the Office of Student Life, the Business Office at the Reese center, and the office of the Director of Plainview or Lubbock centers.

Veteran’s Services

The function of the Veteran’s Services at South Plains College is to assist enrolled service persons, veterans, their dependents and survivors in pursuing their educational, professional, or vocational objectives. We are available to answer questions concerning veteran educational benefits, certify enrollments for the Department of Veterans Affairs and monitor student’s degree plans and academic progress. More information can be found in the current general catalog.

Benefits Coordinator

All students receiving VA benefits are responsible for notifying the Veteran Benefits Coordinator or Advisor each semester of their intent to use their benefits. This notification will initiate certification of enrollment to the VA. A Veteran Benefits Coordinator is located in the Financial Aid Office at both the Levelland and Reese Center. The Coordinator should be notified by any student receiving VA benefits of any changes in mailing address, dependents’ status, degree, or type of benefits being used. The advisor at the Plainview Center and Lubbock Center can provide assistance to any student attending these SPC locations.

Advisors

Advisors are available in the Advising and Testing Centers and Financial Aid Office at both the Levelland Campus and Reese Center to assist students receiving VA benefits with academic degree plans.

Student Veteran Center

The Student Veteran Center is a quiet, comfortable room where student veterans can socialize with each other, have a cup of coffee, study, or use one of three computers. Student veterans will also find current information and referral resources from a variety of state and local veteran organizations. The Student Veteran Center is located at SPC Reese Center- Building 8, Room 825.