Student Support Services
As a GHC student, you can accomplish a lot. Just remember, you’re not alone. GHC's faculty and staff are always ready to help you achieve your goals. Don't hesitate to utilize any of the following resources whenever you need them:
Activities and Leadership Programs: For information on student clubs, activities, and leadership programs, visit the Student Life Office (HUB, Room 171, 538-4078).
Admissions and Records: The Admissions and Records Office (HUB, 538-4026) is the place to go for transfer credit evaluations and graduation evaluations, official transcripts requests, and applications for admission.
See also: Online Application for Admission.
Advisor: Every GHC student is assigned an advisor appropriate to their major. An advisor provides advice in selecting courses, program and major information and resources available. You may change your advisor by getting a Change Form from the Admissions & Records (A & R) Office, having it signed by your new advisor, and returning it to the A & R Office. If you need assistance in selecting a new advisor or other advising issues visit the Student Support Center in the HUB (538-4099).
Athletics: If you are interested in participating in a GHC sport, visit the Choker Athletics Website or contact the Athletic Director at (360) 538-4207.
Bookstore: The Bookstore (HUB, 538-4105) offers students the opportunity to purchase software, reference and textbooks, art and school supplies, gifts, snacks and GHC imprinted apparel. Book Buyback is held at the Bookstore at the end of Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters during the first three days of finals.
Bus Ridership Program: Students are encouraged to ride the bus to campus and avoid parking problems. GHC students can obtain a quarterly Grays Harbor Transit pass from the Business Office for no additional cost. Replacement fee assessed at $30 per lost bus pass. ABE/GED/ESL students pay $30 for a pass.
Cashier Window is located in the 2000 Building. You can make tuition payments, get short term student loans (payment plan), pay parking tickets, get parking permits and Grays Harbor Transit passes. You may contact the cashier @ 538-4040.
Child Care: Child care is available on campus at Grays Harbor College. Please contact Wunderland Childcare 538-4190 for details.
Clothing Exchange: Open to all GHC students and families, the clothing exchange is set-up to provide our students and their families with free clothing, but we also encourage you to exchange your old clothes or to donate them. This exchange is open year round in the 200 building by the Vet Corps office.
Clubs and Organizations: The Club Coordinating Council (CCC), overseen by the Vice President of the ASGHC Student Government, serves to coordinate the activities, functions, membership, and structure of the college clubs and organizations. The CCC consists of representatives from all active student organizations. Membership in student clubs and organizations is open, with the exception of the Honor Societies, to all enrolled GHC students. Students also have the opportunity and are encouraged to charter and commence a club reflecting their own interests. For more information, visit the Student Life Office (Room 171, 538-4078) in the Hiller Union Building (HUB).
Computer Labs: Computers are available for drop-in student use in several locations on the main campus in Aberdeen (see the Information Technology Website for details. Computers are also available in Ilwaco: 360-642-9433, Raymond: 360-875-9466, and the Whiteside Continuing Education Center in Aberdeen: (360) 533-9779. Additional labs are available when classes are not in session. Contact Jason Davison at 538-4158 for specific lab hours.
Counseling: Comprehensive counseling services (HUB, 538-4099) are provided in the areas of academic counseling, career/vocational counseling, and personal counseling. Appointments are recommended; however, drop-in hours are available for brief sessions and for students in crisis.
Disabled Student Services: Services are available for students with disabilities who provide documentation of a disabling condition(s). Accommodations, accessibility information, liaison with faculty, campus orientation, medical reserve parking, and community referral are some of the services available. (HUB, 538-4068).
Diversity Resources: The mission of the Diversity Center is to promote awareness, respect and equitable treatment of the diverse individuals and groups that exist within our campus and surrounding communities. For more information about programs and services, or to learn how you can become involved, please contact us at 538-4247 or email@example.com (Room 219).
Emergency Assistance: The Orkney Book Loan Fund is a loan meant to help students purchase required textbooks at the GHC Bookstore and cannot exceed $200. This loan is expected to be repaid by the end of the quarter and is not available to Freshman. The UMAR Student Emergency Grant Fund and Uncle Craig Fund provide emergency financial assistance in the form of a grant to the student or as direct payment to a service provider or retailer. These grants do not exceed $250. For more information please call Student Services at 538-4066.
Evaluation Office: Transfer credit evaluations and graduation evaluations are available in the Admissions office (HUB, 538-4030).
Financial Aid: The Financial Aid office provides assistance and advice to students. Grants, loans and part-time employment are available to meet the needs of individual students. (HUB, 538-4081). HINT: Plan ahead and start early. Applying for aid can take several months to complete. Click here for assistance with completing the FAFSA, or contact Kristy Haskey at 538-4152.
Fitness Center: The Athletic Department, Physical Education Department, and the ASB government have collaborated to bring all GHC students, faculty and staff opportunities to utilize our great facilities during designated hours. We are proud to offer participants a variety of cardio training equipment and an aerobic/strength circuit equipped with state-of-the-art Life Fitness equipment. Contact PE instructor Pam Aho at 538-4208 for information and encouragement. Train here before or after your classes and change your life!
Food Service: Charlie's Cafe is open 7 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. with grill service until 1:00 p.m. while school is in session. Pop and snacks are also available from vending machines located in the HUB, 2000 building and first floor of the library.
GHC Alert: GHC Alert is a free service that allows registered users - including Grays Harbor College students, faculty and staff - to receive alerts on their cell phones or other mobile devices during a campus emergency. Sign-up for Free! Standard text messaging fees may apply.
Graduation: One quarter before you plan to graduate you should complete a graduation application and meet with the Curriculum Advisor in the Counseling Office to check that all your requirements are met. Remember, if you do not apply we have no way of knowing that you are planning to graduate.
Health Insurance: Grays Harbor College offers two student health insurance plans through Summit America. One is a Student Health Insurance Plan and the other is a Student Injury-Only Insurance Plan. For more information, please visit: www.summitamerica-ins.com
ID Cards: If you are taking classes and have paid regular college tuition, you will be issued an Student ID Card. This grants the owner admission to selected student body activities, use of library and computer labs. You should carry your card at all times and be prepared to show it for admittance to these activities. A replacement card is $5. ID cards are issued in the Bookstore.
Learning Center Services: The GHC Learning Center is located on the first floor of the 1500 (library) building. Services available include the Homework Lab, Individual Tutoring, Writing Desk, Computer Assisted Instruction, Learning Links, workshops, and a quarterly Student Success Conference. Contact the Learning Center Coordinator at 360-538-4060. All Learning Center services are free for all GHC students.
Library Services : Spellman Library houses a collection of instructional resources (books, journals, and electronic media resources) and provides InterLibrary Loan of materials to support the local collection (allow two weeks). Other services include: Internet access; multimedia equipment, such as digital cameras to support faculty assignments; regularly scheduled art shows featuring local and national artists; fax machine and copier (color copies available); The Eichelsdorfer collection of American Indian artifacts display; hole-punch, staplers, etc. and Reference Librarians. (538-4051)
Lockers: A limited number of lockers are available in the 2000 & 300 buildings for you to store your books and personal belongings. Lockers are obtained on a first come, first serve basis. The student is responsible for his/her own lock. At the end of each quarter, students must empty the locker or leave signs which indicate they will return the following quarter. Any locks not removed by the student, will be cut off and the lockers emptied by campus maintenance staff.
Lost and Found: All items lost on campus are turned in and held at the Information window of Admissions and Records (HUB, 538-4100). Please check with this office for all lost and found concerns. Lost items can also be found on the Student Message Board.
Parking: Parking can be limited at different times of the day so allow yourself enough time before your first class to find a spot. Medical reserve parking applications are available through the Disability Support Services (HUB 538-4068). Parking for persons with valid State of Washington disabled permits is available in a number of locations throughout campus. Appeal forms are available in the Office for Student Services (Room 110).
Running Start: Running Start is a program created by the legislature which provides juniors and seniors in high school the opportunity to enroll in college courses. It provides the academically qualified students an opportunity to take college courses as part of their high school program. The GHC contact for this program can be reached at 538-4099 (HUB, Student Support Center).
Campus Security: The Safety and Security office is located in the 2000 Building, room 2325 and can be contacted at (360) 538-4120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. For GHC crime statistics, refer to Student's Right to Know, or the US Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.
Student Employment: The college offers a broad array of employment contacts and job leads for permanent career positions as well as part time jobs. (Located in Human Resources, 538-4218). On-campus workstudy positions are also handled through this office. Federal financial aid is one source of workstudy jobs. It pays minimum wage and can be no more than nineteen hours per week. Other on campus jobs are available that do not require you to qualify for federal financial aid. ASK!
Student Government: The Associated Students of Grays Harbor College (ASGHC) has an office that is open every day. It is located next to the cafeteria. If you are interested in being more active on campus or working with student government, contact us at 360-538-4087, or email us at email@example.com
Student Support Center: The Student Support Center at Grays Harbor College supports students through a variety of programs and services. We are located in the 100 Building (HUB) on the main campus. These programs and services are also available to students at the Riverview and Columbia Education Centers. For additional information, please call (360) 538-4099.
Study Abroad: Grays Harbor College has partnered with 17 community colleges to provide study abroad opportunities to students. By studying abroad through GHC you can save a considerable amount of money compared to other programs. All credits will count towards your degree. Scholarships and Financial Aid are available. Programs are on a quarter schedule. (P) 360-538-4078 (E) firstname.lastname@example.org Hillier Union Building - RM 171.
Testing: GHC testing services are located in the Student Support Center in the HUB. The College Placement Test (CPT), GED testing and proctored tests are all provided through testing services. Call 538-4099 for testing information.
Transcript Requests: Please visit https://www.studentclearinghouse.org to order your transcripts online. As many transcripts as needed can be ordered using a major credit card for a nominal fee.
Note: If you have your student I.D. number and PIN you can access your unofficial transcript directly on the Student Information Kiosk.
"TRiO" - Student Success & Study Skills: The TRiO Office (Room 1514, 538-4076) provides all sorts of different assistance to students who are new or unfamiliar with the college system. The program's activities are designed to increase your academic success at the college and assist you in your transfer to four- year schools. Stop by our office and talk with us!
Tutoring: All students are eligible to receive the free tutoring in the Learning Center. Tutoring hours are flexible to accommodate most schedules. This program is staffed by students who have successfully completed the course for which they tutor, have instructor approval and have been trained in aspects of tutoring. Tutors can be found in library 1519, or by calling 538-4060.
Veteran's Office: The Veteran's office will assist students with all Veterans Educational Benefits. Information about and applications for VA programs is offered in the VA office (HUB, Financial Aid, 538-4069). This office is staffed a limited number of hours per week. Please check on specific hours of service.
WorkFirst Services: Tuition assistance for low-income working families. To contact us call, (360) 538-4058 or 1-800-562-4830, Ext. # 4058.
Writing Assistance: Help is available for research papers and writing assignments for any class. The Writing Desk is located in the Learning Center on the first floor of the Spellman Library in room 1519. Contact the Writing Desk Staff at (360) 538-4129.