Academic Catalog

Student Engagement

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Student engagement opportunities offered at Bridgewater College enrich the students’ learning outside of the classroom. Students are able to connect to other students and the college through activities that are of interest to them while gaining valuable leadership experience and learning valuable interpersonal skills.

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation encourages Bridgewater College students, faculty and staff to live a dynamic and active lifestyle by providing opportunities to participate in intramurals, group fitness classes, individual fitness pursuits and a wide variety of engaging programs. A complete listing of programs, information, workout spaces and hours of operation is available on MyBC under Student Life/Campus Recreation.

Student Clubs and Organizations

The College has numerous social, cultural, religious and academic clubs and organizations. For a complete listing of clubs and organizations, please see the College's website.

Campus Engagement and Activity Team
Campus Engagement and Activity Team (CEAT) is Bridgewater’s programming board that plans and implements weekly activities for students. The group provides students with entertaining and community-orientated programs focused on traditions and athletic events, late night and daytime programs, and off-campus trips. Additionally, CEAT provides a unique experience for their crew members to be part of an influential and impactful community on campus while also developing personally and growing as leaders. For more information about CEAT, please visit the Department of Student Life.
 
Student Representation
During the fall 2020 academic year, Student Life began the process of reengineering what the student representative body should look like and how it can be utilized to best serve as the student voice. Past Student Senate members and interested students were tapped to be part of a taskforce. As we prepare to begin a new academic year, we are still in the development phase, but with the help of students, we have a stronger model outlined that will allow students to better share their ideas and opinions with each other and with campus administration. This new representative group will host monthly town halls to hear student concerns and ideas, allot money to clubs and organizations, host programming for students on campus, and be the connective tissue to bring clubs and organizations together to greater serve our community.

Honor Council

The Honor Council investigates and determines sanctions for violations of the Honor Code, which prohibits cheating, plagiarism and academic-related lying. Honor Council members are appointed by the student body president and serve, barring impeachment or resignation, from the time of their appointment until the end of their college career. Investigators, appointed by the Honor Council chairperson, assist in the investigation of cases but do not determine guilt or innocence. Refer to The Eagle handbook for additional guidelines.

Student Publications

Through BC Voice, the student media organization, students write, edit and publish news articles on the BC Voice website, and produce podcasts and other forms of media.

Music

Bridgewater College recognizes the importance of music, not only as a part of the curriculum of a liberal arts college, but also as a vital part of campus life. The following ensembles and opportunities are active participants in the musical life of Bridgewater College.

Chorale Ensembles:

Concert Choir: Bridgewater’s largest choral ensemble is open to all students on campus. Concert Choir performs several concerts every semester and serves as Bridgewater’s ceremonial chorus, singing for several important campus events each year. Concert Choir also collaborates with other ensembles to perform major choral works representing many musical eras.

Chorale: Bridgewater’s auditioned chamber choir maintains an active performance schedule both on and off campus. The Chorale tours regionally every year during the spring semester.

Gospel Choir: Extracurricular choir that performs at several events throughout the year.

A Cappella Choirs: Chordially Yours and A Cappella Fellas are auditioned extracurricular choirs that perform at several events throughout the year.

Instrumental Ensembles:

Symphonic Band is open to all students without audition and performs several concerts every semester.

Exploratory Band gives you the opportunity to learn a new instrument or to revisit an instrument that you have not played in a few years.

Jazz Ensemble is an auditioned ensemble and maintains an active performance schedule both on and off campus.

Screamin’ Eagles Marching Band: The Screamin' Eagles Marching Band performs music and drill at all home football games and various other campus and community events throughout the fall semester. Participation is open to all students with previous experience in wind instruments, percussion, guitar, electric bass, keyboard, and color guard.

Chamber Ensembles:

  • Chamber Strings
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Flute Choir
  • Jazz Combo
  • Handbells

Applied lessons for credit are available in piano, organ, voice, guitar, woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments.

For more details, contact Dr. Christine Carrillo, chair of the music department.

Theatre

Theatre at Bridgewater College produces two major works each year. These productions are chosen to enhance the academic experience of direct course work, as well as to respond to and reflect upon social, cultural and political issues. Theatrical production develops student talent while offering the College community the opportunity to experience a wide array of theatre genres. Additionally, theatrical production suggests to students the opportunities offered in the field of theatre.

The student-run theatre organization, the Pinion Players, provides students with co-curricular opportunities to participate in all aspects of theatrical production, from directing and acting to designing and playwriting. Activities vary yearly, are driven by student interest, and may include full length plays, touring children’s theatre productions, staged readings of student written work, and a student directed one-act festival.