Student Development & Services

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT DEVELOPMENT
Dr. Joseph Olanrewaju

Chief Student Officer responsible to the President/VC for all matters of student welfare, including accommodation, cafeteria, psycho-social counseling, campus life and discipline, social work, sports and socials as well as Student Association governance and leadership internships. Office is located on the mid section upper and lower floors of the Administration complex (Adekunle Alalade Building).

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STUDENT DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

  • Student trips and tours
  • Off campus students
  • Student citizenship

The Office of Student Development is your office.  When you have exhausted all other support service units without finding solutions to your problem, you need to visit the Student Development office.  You may:

  • Drop Complaints at the Suggestion Box
  • Book appointment with the Vice President for Student Development or her Associate
  • EMail us at: vpsd@babcock.edu.ng
  • Student Development Helpline for urgent matters, call: +234-805-829-9454 OR +234-703-885-4703
  • Spiritual Helpline, Call: +234-806-037-6577

WE ARE YOUR VOICE and YOU MUST BE HEARD!  We are located in the middle section of the lower and upper floors of the Administration complex called Adekunle Alalade Building.  If U face situations U cannot resolve or Temptations U cannot resist, COME IN AND SEE US.  It is never too late unless you give up.  And, Remember - Your problem needs not make you a problem!  We may not have all the answers, but since failure is not an option, we promise to walk you through the most intricate parts of your growing pains, pressures or puzzles. You are the reason why we are here. Thanks for giving us a chance to walk u thru!

HALLS OF RESIDENCE
-       Male halls
-       Female halls
-       Iperu campus

Your hall of residence is meant to be a home away from home.  Your Hall Administrators are there to make your stay at Babcock a unique experience.  Each hall has an Administrator’s office located at the ground floor.  Feel free to report any kind of harassment, victimization or abuse to the Administrator on duty, or to the Vice President's office if necessary.

FOOD SERVICES
-       Student feeding
-       Restaurant
-       Snack bar
-       Gift shop

Babcock University Food Services provide a health-nurturing wholesome lacto-ovo vegetarian diet.  For flexibility of cost and taste, our cafeteria system allows you to choose and pay for two or three-meal options which quality is supervised by a broad-based Food Council chaired by the Vice President Finance.   The Food Services department is, however, supervised by the Vice-president for Student Development for higher end-user responsiveness. Suggestions or complaints can be dropped in our suggestion box at the Student Development office, or cafeteria.

NEED FOR SPECIAL DIET
1) A student requiring a special diet on health grounds should have a written request addressed to the Director of Food Services and certified by a BUTH Medical Doctor/Dietician (letters from outside doctors will have to be endorsed by the BUTH to be considered valid).
2) The BUTH Director of Nursing Services, and/or Hall Administrators are to report cases of sick students directly to the Cafeteria Student Welfare Officer who will then make necessary arrangements for food to be sent to students on admission or sick in the Hall of residence.

STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES
Student Support Services (SSS) is the care centre for our students and their families. The Student Support Services is made up of three major units.

  • ACADEMIC COUNSELING UNIT (ACU): this unit focuses on career guidance and placement issues, administering vocational and academic performance tests, overseeing the activities of Babcock University Academic Empowerment Program (BUAEP), which render services to students with academic challenges and low CGPA. This unit also coordinates department tutorial programs, facilitate teaching and trainings on study techniques, provide individualized academic planning and interface with departmental course advisors for enhanced functioning and quality assurance.
  • PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELLING UNIT (PSC): Counselors in this unit are stationed in the halls of residence and are primarily responsible for the psychosocial/behavioral counseling, disciplinary reintegration issues, collaborate and act as consultants for hall administrators on behavioral issues In the halls and organize educative seminars for hall worship.
  • SOCIAL WORK UNIT (SW): Social workers work alongside the PSC counselors to carry out Biopsychosocial Assessment and screenings, facilitate and coordinate the Right Choices Substance Abuse Program, Bereavement services, case management of students with medical/psychiatric challenge, assessment and brokerage for financial assistance and notification of parent/guardian on disciplinary outcomes and issues of their wards.
  • And much more.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS SUPPORT
SSS also provides vital support to students transitioning from different parts of the world into the Nigerian environment at Babcock University. The specialized services assist the students to navigate rules, regulations and socio-cultural acclimatization.

PARENT SUPPORT
Parents and families of currently enrolled students will find in the SSS an incredible partnership for all situations. Services include parent conferences/orientation, referrals and consultancy on parenting or academic planning issues.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILIITES
Babcock University seeks to provide a conducive environment for optimal living and learning experience. While the university is working towards facilities that accommodate persons with disabilities, conditional provisions will be made for students with disabilities under the following conditions;

Students with disabilities are to:

  1. Report to Student Support Services for assessment and obtain a clearance/recommendation
  2. Show the clearance/recommendation to relevant university officials at the commencement of the semester or as soon as disabling incidence occurs.
  3. Maintain ongoing contact with Student Support Services.

SEXUAL ASSAULT AND HARASSMENT
Babcock University offers supports to students who are experiencing sexual assault or harassment. Cases involving members of the Babcock University community will be prosecuted. Such reports can be made to:
-       University Pastor – 0806 037 6577
-       AG Director, Student Support Services - 0807 103 1818

All the above services are provided in a confidential and caring environment. The SSS building is located behind the campus banks west of the Joel Awoniyi School of Education and Humanities (EAH) building.

STUDENT LIFE
Campus Life otherwise known as Life on Campus encompasses all programmes and activities existing on Babcock University ground. It creates activities that encourage functional interaction among the university community. These activities may not be limited to within the campus alone but beyond. Activities such as those that deal with the spiritual, the academic, the physical and the social are available for wholesome development. They are all purposed to make life on campus meaningful, interesting and worth passing through in all ramification.

SOCIAL LIFE
Healthy social development is encouraged in order to make the wholistic education complete.  On our campus, students will find opportunities to make a large circle of friends in the halls of residence, classrooms, and cafeteria and at special school functions.

SPORTS
Sports participation in Babcock University is designed to service the total person. It is also seen as a vehicle that promotes the four fundamental principles of Adventist Philosophy of Education in the spiritual, social, physical and mental well-being of staff and student participants.

In ensuring this, intramural sports are emphasized over and above inter-scholastic athletic competition.. Unwholesome spirit of rivalry, which enters into contest, where students vie with other institutions (not within the same bracket of sharing the Adventist culture), shall be eliminated. Moderation should characterize all physical activities, sports and recreation programme.

Sports Program includes the following:

                        i.         Training, friendly rivalry and recreational activities
                        ii.         Fitness and endurance activities.
                        iii.         Biennial inter-faculty athletic competition.
                        iv.         Annual inter-faculty Games.
                        v.         Group matches of football, basket ball and Volleyball.
                        vi.         Racquet games (especially Tennis) championships.
                        vii.         Cross country race or road work.

 Others include:
                          i.         Coaching clinics

                          ii.         Sports Club formations (e.g. squash, golf, volley ball, basket ball, etc).
All sports programmes (initiated or not initiated by the administration) are referred to and coordinated by the Sports Centre of the Division of Student Development through the Director of Sports.