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Dear Students,

It is my pleasure to be among the first to welcome you to BRCC this fall!

If this is your first semester joining us, thank you for choosing BRCC. You will soon find that everyone here is rooting you on and wishing you success. If you are rejoining us for another semester, thank you for continuing to allow Baton Rouge Community College the pleasure of serving you.

Those of you returning may notice some quality changes in the look and feel of BRCC. I encourage you to take a second to marvel at all of the beautification projects happening on our campuses. A few of the items you may notice include, new landscaping, classrooms upgrades in the Cypress building, and the installation of new lighting throughout campus to enhance safety. Repairs to the parking lot are forthcoming and we ask you to bear with is through this tedious process. We are also assessing the needs of the facilities at all of our sites and will be developing a plan to address issues.

We are so lucky to have such amazing locations throughout the capital region, and even luckier to be able to make gorgeous and necessary updates. These changes are sure to give BRCC a pleasant look and feel that will translate to continued growth and positivity.

We have an exciting path ahead of us, and as we walk along this road together, I want to make you aware of services available to you at BRCC that seek to encourage you in your pursuit of academic success, civic engagement, health and wellness, and career goals.

The Academic Learning Center or The ALC is the place to go for study areas and rooms, free tutoring, peer learning assistance, ESL support, workshops, and A&P materials. The Magnolia Library is also a great fully-stocked place to go for studying and resources.

BRCC's Office of Counseling and Disability Services offers counseling for individuals, groups, couples, and families, as well as Alcoholics Anonymous. Disability Services provides intake, assessment of needs on campus, and the facilitation of academic and other accommodations for students with disabilities.

To encourage civic engagement and assist in cultivating your leadership skills, BRCC's Office of Student Life is where you can find the Student Government Association (SGA), leadership development, and volunteer opportunities. The office also provides complimentary Scantrons and Bluebooks, as well as free semester transportation passes via the Capital Area Transit System (CATS).

If you're traveling to our Acadian or Frazier sites during the day for classes, we also offer free shuttle service. Shuttle schedule information is posted throughout campus.

BRCC also has a Career Center where you can go for career interest assessments and help with choosing a major, individual and group career planning and coaching, job searching tools, résumé and interview assistance.

Those are just a few examples of how we are here for you every step of the way! Please enjoy your journey at BRCC. I hope you are as excited as we all are to welcome you. If you are nervous, that's okay - it's a very natural emotion. Just remember why you started down this road, reach out for a hand when you need one, believe in yourself, and persevere.

Thank you for choosing Baton Rouge Community College, and I wish you all the best during this academic year!


Larissa Littleton-Steib, Ph.D.