Dr. Jame’l R. Hodges
Vice President for
Student Success & Engagement
Office: (904) 470-8214
Fax: (904) 470-8036

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Edward Waters College is committed to the success of students from their first educational experience through their adult life. We believe education is a journey of self-fulfillment, this website is a collection of tools and materials to help people achieve this vision for themselves and their loved ones.

Ms. Beverly Bolton
Executive Assistant to the
Vice President of Student Success & Engagement and Special Events Coordinator
Office: (904) 470-8128

Office Hours
M-F: 8:00AM – 5:00PM

Office Location
The Student Union Building

The primary function of the Division of Student Success & Engagement is to provide programs and services to promote student engagement and development opportunities. On behalf of our students, we serve as liaison with faculty and other administrative offices on campus.

Our Division oversees a multitude of student services to include: Counseling and Disability Services, Campus Ministry & Church Relations, Career Development & Placement Services, Residence Life & Housing, Student Integrity & Conduct, Black Male Explorers Program, Student Activities & Leadership, Campus Security and the Dean of Students Office. Additionally, we provide students with information about co-curricular activities and programs, and advise students of College policies that affect them, such as the student code of conduct.

Through the efforts of our professional staff, the Office of Student Engagement offers extra and co-curricular programs that help students reach their full intellectual, cultural, social and professional potential.

Mission 

The Edward Waters College Division of Student Success & Engagement empowers and supports all students to achieve their full potential.

Vision 

We believe in the power of the student experience to develop graduates who positively impact the world.

Values 

To support learning and success, we uphold our values of:

Community: Our work exists through relationships of trust and mutual respect that create a sense of belonging. We cultivate community through a connected, collective network. We collaborate with the EWC community to shape a supportive and safe environment.

Development: We prioritize the development of the whole person so that everyone realizes their full potential. We educate and provide experiences for lifelong learning through engagement with staff members, programs, services, and facilities.

Inclusivity: Honoring the intersectionality of all people, we create inviting spaces to learn from each other and build more complex ways of being. We value and advocate for an equitable campus community.

Well-Being: We create campus environments that promote wellness as a foundation of a productive and positive experience. We respect each other and hold one another accountable for practices that help our community thrive.

Hazing

Hazing of any type is strictly prohibited at any time, including before intake activities begin, during the intake process, or after new member are initiated. Edward Waters College strictly prohibits and will not tolerate traditions, customs and practices that involve hazing of any kind, that interfere with the academic and personal development of students, that are antisocial, or that compromise students’ safety and well-being. The College will discipline clubs and organizations, including Greek-letter organizations, that engage in underground and clandestine activities and groups that are developed for the purpose of initiation into a club or organization. Students who engage in such activities as well as any form of hazing are subject to suspension from the College, regardless of classification, status or length of time at the College. Suspension in these and all other matters, takes effect immediately. Hazing is a ZERO TOLERANCE violation of the student code of conduct and students are subject to disciplinary action for engaging in hazing as defined by State of Florida law.

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership, the Vice President of Student Success and Engagement, Office of Student Conduct and Integrity and Campus Security reserve jurisdiction over membership intake activities and will monitor the organization and individuals involved in all processes.

The Department of Student Success & Engagement conducts hazing prevention and sanctioned workshops for Greek organizations, EWC Athletics, and registered student organizations. These workshops are tailored to the targeted audience. All students who are interested in Greek membership MUST attend one Hazing Prevention workshop and sign the EWC Zero Tolerance Hazing Policy.

  • Hazing prevention training session are held in both the Fall and Spring Semesters
  • Individuals submitting a report are encouraged to provide as much specific detail as possible so that appropriate action can be taken to address the reported behavior.

EWC Hazing Prevention Policy

Edward Waters College (“EWC”) strictly prohibits any student(s) or student groups or organization(s) affiliated with EWC from engaging in any form(s) of hazing. It is the policy of EWC to always provide a safe, orderly, civil, and positive learning environment. EWC has zero tolerance for violation of its Hazing Prevention Policy. Violations of EWC’s Hazing Prevention Policy should be reported immediately to the Director of Student Activities or Dean of Students, who will report to the Vice President of Student Success and Engagement for judicial action through the Office of Student Integrity and Conduct.

Form B4- Individual Anti-Hazing Agreement

It is required that all aspirants AND current active members of the chapter sign the EWC Anti-Hazing Agreement; students cannot be certified or continue participation in the Greek Life without this signed form on file.

The Office of Student Activities and Leadership will provide copies of this form and the chapter will collect the completed form concluding your interest/information seminar. These forms should be completed and filed confidential within the chapter records.

Students may confidentially report to College officials list below:

Dr. Jame’l R. Hodges
Vice President for
Student Success & Engagement
Office: (904) 470-8214
Fax: (904) 470-8036

Aquanetta Parrott, M.S.
Director of Student Activities

904.470.8210