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All full-time students are required to attend five (5) approved convocation events semester.

Convocation will focus on Inquiry, Character, Citizenship and Wellness. Convocation

attendance is required. The attendance policy and schedule of programs are available

through the Office of Academic Affairs. All students will have the ability to monitor their

attendance through their MyBC account.

Counseling Services

General Information

Counseling services is an office within the Division of Student Development at Bluefield

College, whose primary purpose is to assist students in overcoming emotional, spiritual,

and relationship barriers that stand in the way of academic success. The Counseling services

that are provided hope to enhance the student’s total educational experience by providing

a confidential and supportive environment where student concerns can be shared and

explored. We seek to assist in the creation and maintenance of a Christian environment that

will foster the well-being and personal development of its members.

Bluefield College offers short-term individual counseling for a variety of concerns such as:

• Depression

• Anxiety

• Loneliness

• Anger Management

• Feelings of inadequacy

• Uncertainty about major/career

• Problems studying

• Problems relating to others

• Visiting home for the holidays

• Addictive behavior

• Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Abuse

A student’s first contact is through a brief screening appointment with the Director of

Student Activities and Counseling Services. This meeting will determine the severity of the

situation, how to best address their concerns, and to determine if an off-campus referral is


The plan may include individual counseling through the college, a referral to a practitioner

in the community, attending a workshop, consultation with a psychiatrist for medication, or

referral to other campus support services.

Arranging appointments with Bluefield College Counseling Services

Appointments can be arranged by calling 276-326-4256 or visiting the Office of Student

Development from 8:30am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday. The first appointment will

be scheduled as a 30 minute triage appointment to assess the nature and severity of your

concerns. Anyone with a disability is encouraged to contact our Academic Center for

Excellence at 276-326-4220 or e-mail Ashley Mingo at

All undergraduate students enrolled full-time at Bluefield College are eligible to receive