Oct 18, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life and Activities

Office of Student Life

The mission of the Office of Student Life is to promote activities which embrace the diversity of each student’s unique interests by providing co-curricular experiences that enrich and enhance their academic experience.

Successful students are involved in their education both in and out of the classroom. Research has shown that involved students have a better chance of reaching their academic goals. We offer a variety of ways students can get involved while at GHC:

Student Government

The Associated Students (ASGHC) consists of all students who enroll in one or more college credit hours. The Executive Board represents the ASGHC and students’ interests to the college administration and faculty. They participate in setting college policy, allocating funds for campus organizations, serving on college committees, and are continuously evaluating services to meet the changing needs of today’s diverse student body. Weekly meetings are open, and all students are welcome to attend. More information about the Executive Board may be obtained in the Office of Student Life located in the Hillier Union Building (HUB).

Student Handbook

The Office of Student Life ensures that all students have access to the Student Handbook which is found under the courses tab on Canvas. This publication includes all pertinent dates, policies, information, campus codes, student rights and responsibilities, and reference guides.

Campus Activities Board

The Grays Harbor Activities Board (GHAB) is committed to providing social, cultural, recreational and educational opportunities for the campus community through student-initiated campus activities, programs and events. These events that promote a marketplace of ideas and an opportunity for students to be engaged outside the classroom.

Student Organizations

Clubs and organizations are a great way to get involved in different topic or identity groups that match your interests and experiences. Membership in organizations are open to all GHC students, except Honor Societies, which have minimum member requirement.


Beta Iota - Phi Theta Kappa (Honor Society)
Esports Club
Gender and Sexuality Alliance
Grays Harbor Activities Board
Human Resources Club
Natural Resources Club
Student Nurses Association
Table Top Gaming
Veterans Club

Want to start a new club? Come by the Office of Student Life for more information.


The mission of the Diversity & Equity Center of Grays Harbor College is to educate and advocate for awareness, understanding, and acceptance of fair treatment for all people, ideas, and cultures. Located in the HUB, the center offers programming, advocacy, and training for the campus community. Make sure to check out one of our Diversity Lecture Series speakers! For more information, stop by the DEC or the Office of Student Life.

Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the official International Honor Society for two-year colleges. The Beta Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) was chartered in 1932 and is the oldest chapter in the state of Washington. The hallmarks of PTK are scholarship, leadership, service and fellowship.

Only full-time students who have met the following requirements are eligible for invitation to the Beta Iota Chapter: attainment of a quarterly grade-point average of 3.5 in at least 10 credits listed as meeting requirements for earned degrees, accumulation of at least five credits listed as meeting requirements for the Associate in Arts degree, and maintenance of a cumulative grade-point average of no less than 3.0 in required degree courses.


New Student Orientation is designed to orient students with the various resources and services offered at Grays Harbor College. This program is offered online through canvas and is required for all students who have not taken course at GHC in the last five years. 


The Harbor Landing Food Pantry was established as a partnership between the Office of Student Life and Coastal Harvest. The mission is to reach students and community members who may be struggling to find their next meal by providing them with nutritious food to bring to their homes. We aim to lessen the food insecure population both on campus and in the Aberdeen community, so that students may be able to focus more on their studies and less on hunger.



The Grays Harbor College Bookstore is open 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 8:00 am-1:00 pm on Fridays. For more information about extended hours at the beginning of fall, winter, and spring quarters, please call (360) 538-4105.  Textbook buyback and rental returns are held during exam week every quarter.

Campus Childcare

Year-round licensed childcare is available on campus through Wunderland Childcare.

Operating hours are 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The center enrolls children ages one month through 12 years. Call (360) 538-7211 or (800) 562-4830, extension 4190 for information and registration.

Job Placement Center

The Job Placement Center office, located in the Human Resources Office, assists students with referrals to federal, state, and campus work study positions, and provides job placement assistance to students and alumni. Notices of employment opportunities are posted on the bulletin boards in Building 2000, Room 2307, and online.

Food Service

The Grays Harbor College Food Service is open 7:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. during Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters.

Limited summer quarter hours will be posted. Pop and snacks are also available from vending machines located in the Hillier Union Building (HUB), as well as snack items in the Bookstore.


Grays Harbor College does not provide housing for students. Information regarding housing in the community may be available on the bulletin board in the Hillier Union Building (HUB).