The Student Center
The Student Center offers space for formal and informal gatherings and student activities. Many of Harper's lectures, concerts, informal discussions, meetings, conferences and other activities are held in the Student Center. Its facilities include The Hawks Nest (Cyber Cafe), Cockrell Dining Hall, two TV areas, lounges, meeting rooms and offices for student government and other student organizations. A variety of College offices are also housed in the Student Center. As a common area of the campus, individuals' behavior is subject to general time, place and manner guidelines.
To ensure efficient use of the facilities, the following building policies have been established:
- Individuals are expected to be respectful of others who are using the facility. Any person or group causing a significant disruption to others may be required to leave and may be subject to disciplinary action under the Student Code of Conduct or other appropriate means.
- Playing cards or table games is not permitted in the cafeteria between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Given the open nature of the third floor of the Student Center, it is restricted to currently-enrolled Harper students. Additional regulations may be posted in that area, and if disruptive behavior occurs, the Center for Student Involvement may impose restrictions on use.
- Programs are occasionally held in the Student Center that may require the relocation of students from one area to another. In such cases, regulations will be posted or announcements will be made indicating the affected area. The fireplace and lounge area may be closed during formally scheduled activities in the lounge.
Connecting electronic devices, such as gaming systems or phone chargers, to College operated televisions in the Building A Student Center is not permitted without prior approval from the Center for Student Involvement.