Activities and Organizations
Wishing to provide opportunities for wholesome recreation,
for democratic participation in student government and for
acquiring experience in leadership, Eastern Arizona College
encourages and supports a varied program of student activities
and organizations. These include athletics, dramatics, music,
religion, student publications, intramural sports, politics,
and social and scholastic organizations. Additional information
concerning these activities can be found in the Student Handbook published by the Student
The Alumni Library consists of the library and media center. It serves students,
faculty, and the community by providing research and recreational materials.
Computer facilities and media are also available for use by all students and
non-student patrons 18 years of age and over.
The Library has approximately 47,000 books, 100 magazines and newspapers, and
six subscription databases. There is also a collection of computer and music
CDs that can be checked out. There are 13 small conference rooms for student
The media center has approximately 1,100 videotapes available for overnight
checkout by students. Computers, printers, and Internet access are available
to students and community patrons 18 years of age and over.
Library hours during fall and spring semesters:
a.m. to 10 p.m.
a.m. to 5 p.m.
a.m. to 4 p.m.
p.m. to 10 p.m.
a.m. to 7 p.m.
a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Library is closed on college holidays, and closes at 5 p.m. the night before
holidays. It is open the night before classes resume, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
All closures will be posted.
As a part of the College's guidance and counseling service, ASPIRE, funded
by the U.S. Office of Education under a Title IV Student Support Services grant,
is designed to provide eligible students with additional support to make their
college experience more successful. Problems with registration, financial aid,
transportation, transferring to another school, career decision making and other
student concerns may be resolved with the aid of the ASPIRE counselors and advisors.
ASPIRE also provides alternative modes of instruction in mathematics for students
as well as tutoring in all subject areas.
Financial need, a disabling condition or being a first-generation college student
are the primary eligibility requirements for ASPIRE. Check with the Counseling
Department to see if you are eligible for these services.
At the end of each school year a variety of
awards are presented to students who have shown outstanding achievement during
the school year. Following is a list of some of the annual awards.
Athletic Awards - In addition to the annual Letterman awards, the
Athletic Department and other boosters recognize outstanding performances in
the areas of athletics by presenting the following awards:
Scholastic Award - In memory of Alvin
Goodman, an award is presented to the letterman in basketball who has received
the highest scholastic average of the year.
Athlete of the
Year Award - Awards are given to both
the male and female Athlete of the Year. The Athletes of the Year will have their
names engraved on the permanent trophy in the trophy case.
Valuable Player Award - The most
valuable basketball player will have his name engraved on a permanent trophy.
Wayne M. McGrath
Scholastic Award - Given to the
female athlete with the highest GPA for that year. Recipient may be a freshman
Carl Kyser Award - This award honoring a former EAC Automotive
Instructor, is given annually to the outstanding automotive student.
Cassius Bavor Award - This is in memory of Cassius Bavor, a former employee
of Eastern Arizona College. It is given to the most outstanding student
employee on campus.
Criminal Justice Student Association Award - The
students of CJSA give this award to a returning Administration of Justice
student. Selection criteria include a 3.0 or higher GPA, providing service to
the Club and the community, personal integrity, and a commitment to career
objectives in the Administration of Justice field.
Dramatic Awards - Given to the outstanding male and female drama student
in the following categories: Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, and Most
Improved Actor. Other awards include the "Techie" Award and the
Donald P. Jones award for service beyond the call of duty.
EAC Faculty Association Award for an Outstanding Graduating Student - The
Eastern Arizona College Faculty Association gives an award to an outstanding
graduating student. GPA, extracurricular activities at the College, and
community involvement help determine the winner who must be graduating in May.
James Smith Award - Given by Mr. and
Mrs. Keith E. Smith in memory of their son, Keita James Smith, a cash award is
presented to a male student who is outstanding in science or technology.
Music Awards - Given to the four outstanding music students as chosen
by the music instructors.
Nat Hoopes Memorial Mayor's Trophy - Given to the student with the highest GPA over four
semesters of attendance at EAC, with a demonstrated record of leadership in
school activities and satisfactory citizenship.
Voice Magazine - Prizes are awarded each year to outstanding poets and
fiction writers whose work has appeared in the publication.
Yellowhorse Award - The Intertribal Club at EAC gives to the top sophomore
Native American student and the top freshman Native American student this award
based upon academic ability.
The Women's Club of Safford. Given annually to a Math/Science major at the end of
his or her sophomore year. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required.
Other Awards - Other awards are presented annually by various college
departments acknowledging individual student achievement in a variety of
The goal of the counseling program of Eastern
Arizona College is to assist each student to develop decision-making skills,
provide opportunities for personal and career awareness and to strengthen
competencies in dealing with others. Problems of adjustment to the academic and
social environment of college are not unusual and the counseling staff is
prepared to help you with personal concerns as well as educational concerns.
You may earn college credit by enrolling in
group counseling courses. For more information see the Counseling courses in
the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.
The Evaluation Center administers a variety
of testing services including:
Eastern Arizona College placement testing,
the Sophomore Qualifying Examination, GED testing, ACT Assessment, the Graduate
Record Examination (GRE), the General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT), the College
Level Examination Program (CLEP), and Ability to Benefit testing. The Center can provide a variety of
other assessment services on an as needed basis.
The Evaluation Center also provides testing
support for businesses and corporations in the District service area.
The Center also administers the General
Educational Development Test (GED) for qualification for the Arizona High
School Equivalency Diploma.
For further information, contact the
Evaluation Center by phone at (928) 428-8491, or by FAX at (928) 428-8493.
All students are expected to provide their own health and accident insurance.
When hospitalization or ambulance service is considered necessary, the College
assumes no financial responsibility. Brochures describing health insurance programs
for domestic and international students and dependents are available by request
from the Student Life Office on the Thatcher Campus.
Although the College does not maintain health
service facilities, students may use local emergency room and medical
facilities. Serious illnesses or injuries occurring to nonresident students
while on the Thatcher or Greenlee County Campuses are reported to the Assistant
Dean of Student Life. Students residing in a residence hall are required to
report any illnesses or injuries to the Residence Life Staff. Parents will be
notified at once of any serious illness or injury.
When College officials have probable cause to
believe that a student has contracted a communicable disease which, through
transmission, may present a significant injury/risk to other students, the student
will be required to seek immediate medical attention at personal expense, or be
removed from all campus activities. Following medical attention, and upon the
written recommendation from the attending physician, the chief student officer
of a particular campus or center may require the student to be isolated. This
isolation may include, but not be limited to, temporary removal of the student
from a residence hall, campus employment and classes. Individual cases will not
be prejudiced; rather, decisions will be made based upon the recommendation of
the attending physician and/or public health guidelines.
The College does not assume any
responsibility for accomplishing the isolation of a student with an identified
communicable disease that may present significant injury/risk to other
students. It will be the responsibility of a student living in a residence hall
to secure other accommodations should the District require isolation.
The College shall respect the right to
privacy of any student who has a communicable disease that may present
significant injury/risk to other students. The student's medical condition
shall be disclosed only to the extent necessary to minimize the health risks to
other students and District staff. The chief student officer of a particular
campus or center shall determine who shall be made aware of the student's
condition while at the same time taking steps to assure that the number of
personnel made aware will be kept at the minimum needed to assure proper care
of the student and to detect situations in which the potential for transmission
of the disease may increase. Persons deemed to have a "direct need to
know" will be provided with appropriate information; however, these
persons shall not further disclose such information.
Substance Abuse Prevention Program
Substance abuse prevention within the Eastern Arizona College community is
the assigned responsibility of the Counseling Department. To this end, the Department,
on an ongoing basis, assesses the nature and extent of substance abuse at Eastern
Arizona College and tailors preventative measures to identified needs of the
College. These measures include the dissemination of information, referrals
to community support agencies and the sponsoring of counseling and workshop
programs within which individuals can explore the extent of their own drug and/or
alcohol dependency. This prevention program is available to all EAC students
Services for Students With Disabilities
Services and educational opportunities for
students with disabilities are provided. Please contact the Assistant Dean of
Counseling on the Thatcher Campus to inquire about procedures.
The Arizona Relay Service provides free
telephone access 24 hours a day for the hearing or speech impaired. To access,
please call 1-800-367-8939 and ask for Eastern Arizona College at (928)
Students requiring extra assistance in their
academic work are encouraged to contact their instructors, faculty advisor, or
visit the Counseling Department to inquire about tutoring services. Depending
on the availability of funds and qualified tutors, every effort will be made to
arrange a tutoring program to meet your needs.