Jun 16, 2024  
2014-2015 Catalog & Student Handbook 
2014-2015 Catalog & Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Life

Student Activities

An important part of Midland College is its varied student activities program, including social events, concerts, lectures, educational programs, intramural competition, and clubs. These activities serve as a source of enrichment to the regular classroom experience.

Events vary from year to year; there are fall mixers to welcome new students, after-game parties, bowling, casino night, dances, and noon-time entertainment. Student activity calendars listing various special and regular events are published each month. Most special events and programs are available at no cost to students. Students are also admitted to all athletic events and activities with a Midland College student ID. Contact a member of the Student Government Association or the Student Activities Coordinator at (432) 685-4543 for more information.


Motor Vehicles on Campus

These regulations are established by the college, pursuant to VATS, Education Code section 51.202, to facilitate the safe and orderly conduct of college business including parking. The college makes every effort to provide protection to vehicles parked on campus but cannot assume the responsibility for any loss. Operating a motor vehicle on the campus is a privilege and is conditional, in part, on complying with these rules and regulations.

General Regulations

  1. The person who registers a vehicle with the College obtains a non-transferable parking permit and is responsible for all parking violations.
  2. Pedestrians are given the right of way at all times.
  3. The maximum speed limit on campus streets is 25 miles per hour, unless otherwise posted. The parking lot speed limit is 10 miles per hour. The campus is defined as all lands owned by the College.
  4. The above regulations apply to all college faculty, staff, students and visitors.

Vehicle Registration

  1. In order to park a vehicle on campus, students, staff, and faculty must obtain a vehicle registration permit at the MC Police Department located in the Scharbauer Student Center. Operation of a vehicle on campus without a permit is a violation of parking regulations.
  2. Students are required to register motor vehicles at the time of registration or when they begin driving on campus. There is no additional charge for the permit.
  3. Faculty and staff must register their vehicles on or before the day they begin driving a vehicle on campus.
  4. Any person giving false information regarding vehicle registration is subject to disciplinary action.
  5. Parking permits must be affixed to the inside of the windshield on the lower right side.
  6. State law requires that vehicles have Texas registration and Texas Vehicle Inspection Certificates if the owner of the vehicle resides in Texas.

Parking Information

  1. The College issues staff and student permits.
  2. Parking spaces for staff are designated by signs at the end of every row and by yellow striping on the pavement. Only employees and visitors are allowed to park in those areas. Special parking areas, such as handicapped and fire zones, are indicated by signs.
  3. The Administration parking lot (between Scharbauer Student Center and the Pevehouse Administration Building) is reserved for administration personnel and visitors, except during registration.
  4. Students working on campus will be assigned student permits and must park in student parking.
  5. Persons with physical handicaps who have been issued the state-authorized handicapped parking permits or license plates must obtain a college permit but may park in any handicapped parking area so long as the handicapped permit is displayed as required by state law.
  6. Parking permits will be issued to allow parking of motorcycles in designated two-wheel areas. Permits must be permanently attached to the fork on the front of the motorcycle.
  7. Replacement permits or additional permits are $1 each and are available from the Midland College police Department located in the Scharbauer Student Center.
  8. Parking violations must be paid at the Cashier’s Office; unpaid fines will result in transcript and registration holds.

Parking Fines and Penalties

  Unauthorized parking in handicapped space $50.00
  Blocking traffic way $15.00
  No permit $10.00
  Student parked in employee zone $10.00
  Parking where prohibited $15.00
  Expired permit $10.00
  Other $10.00

After a student receives five tickets in any semester, the next violation will include the installation of a “boot” on his/her vehicle to immobilize the vehicle. There will be a charge of $50, in addition to the parking fine, for removal of the “boot”. Every subsequent violation by that student will result in the “boot” being applied to his/her vehicle and an additional $50 charge.

Student/CHAP ID Cards

Students can obtain a CHAP identification (ID) card with one of the following:  valid driver’s license, state issued photo identification, or passport AND a copy of the current semester paid receipt.  The CHAP ID card entitles students to free admission to athletic events, student government entertainment, intramural activities, fine arts programs, dances, movies, and videotape series.  It provides identification in the Murray Fasken Learning Resource Center to enable the student to check out materials and to use computer labs, and at the bookstore for scholarship identification.  ID cards may entitle the student to discounts at participating businesses.  CHAP ID cards can be obtained in the Scharbauer Student Center at the Enrollment Services counter.  Lost CHAP ID cards may be replaced for a $25 replacement fee.


Midland College offers modern residence halls and family housing, which provide an atmosphere for academic success and appropriate social activities, for full-time students (enrolled in 12 or more semester credit hours). Students living in MC housing are expected to behave responsibly, promote respect for the rights of others, follow all rules and regulations, support appropriate study opportunities, and enjoy a positive college experience. A full-time manager lives in each of the residence halls and a part-time manager lives in family housing, providing supervision and direction for students. Not only are the managers responsible for the daily operation of housing, they also provide individual assistance to students for both academic and personal issues.


Child Care

The Helen L. Greathouse Children’s Center

The Helen L. Greathouse Children’s Center exists for two purposes: service and teacher training. The service function is met by providing a high quality child care program for children ages four months through five years. The center hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This service function is also met by providing a model early childhood education program for the children, families, and early childhood professionals of the Midland community. Additionally, the Children’s Center serves as a training site for students to practice teaching young children. The overall goal of the Children’s Center is to help the children develop the competence to function in a changing world. Those interested in enrolling children in the center should contact the Director of the Children’s Center for scheduling and fee information at (432) 685-4573.

Child Care Center at Manor Park, Inc.

Manor Park, a continuous-care retirement community for persons 62 years old and older, is the site of a unique child care center operated by Midland College. Housed within Manor Park at 2208 North Loop 250, this center provides child care for Manor Park employees and community members along with instructional support for courses such as child development, psychology, and health science. The center reflects the Manor Park philosophy, which encourages the presence of children in the senior adult community. Both Manor Park residents and the children benefit from the resulting social and cognitive interactions. For additional information, contact the program director at (432) 685-4573.


The college bookstore is operated for the convenience of students and faculty. Textbooks and classroom supplies are available on-site or online at: www.midlandcollegebookstore.com

New textbooks, in new condition, (i.e. no writing, highlighting, or any damage which would prevent resale as a new book) as well as used books, may be returned for a full refund, with a receipt, through the 12th day of class of a regular semester, the first three class days of a summer session, or the first two class days of a flex-entry course. Textbooks purchased after the above dates may be returned for a full refund within three days of purchase.


EZ Rider Bus System

The campus is on Midland’s EZ Rider public transportation system’s route. The campus bus stop is on Chaparral Circle, just north of the bookstore. The buses operate citywide from 6:15 a.m. to 7:10 p.m., Monday through Friday and 6:15 a.m. to 10:10 p.m. on Saturday. Buses stop on campus every 30 minutes, first traveling north and then returning south, and connect to other parts of the city. Maps are available in Student Services, and bus passes can be purchased from the cashier.