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Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

Where can I find something to eat on campus?

What does the student activity fee pay for?

Is there a place to work out on campus?

What is there to do outside of classes at A-B Tech?

Are there any student organizations I can join on campus?

How do I start a student club?

What support does A-B Tech have for LGBTQ students?

What services does A-B Tech provide for Veterans?

I have an idea or suggestion to improve A-B Tech.  Where do I voice it?

Do you have a question that is not listed here?  Email info@abtech.edu to find the answer!

 

Answers

Where can I find something to eat on campus?
All A-B Tech campuses have vending machines.  On the Victoria Rd. campus, there is a short order grill and cafe in the Coman Student Activity Center.  The bookstore in the K Ray Bailey Building sells snacks, bottled drinks, and microwavable meals.  And our culinary students cook up some great food most Thursdays in the fall and spring semesters.  Check out www.abtech.edu/dining for more info.

What does the student activity fee pay for?
The student activity fee goes toward a number of college services, resources, and activities.  Here are some examples:

  • Fall Festival
  • Community Partnership Programs
  • Diversity Awareness Programs
  • Earth Day Celebration
  • Dean’s and President’s List Ceremonies
  • Academic Awards Ceremony
  • Commencement Activities
  • Veterans’ Events
  • Clubs – 17 co-curricular and general interest clubs and societies
  • Student Handbook and Calendar
  • Co-Curricular Outings – class trips to museums and plays
  • Student passes to the Asheville Art Museum
  • Student Membership to the Smith-McDowell House (on the A-B Tech campus)
  • New Student Orientation supplies
  • Wellness brochures around campus
  • Student Government Association Services
  • Discounted Asheville Transit Passes
  • Student Health Clinic supplies
  • Stress Relief/Exam Week treats
  • New Student Welcome Day supplies
  • And more! 

Is there a place to work out on campus?

Absolutely!  During posted hours, students with an A-B Tech ID can use the gym, cardio, and weight rooms for free!  There are also intramurals, fitness classes, a walking trail and more.  Check out our fitness opportunities page for details.

What is there to do outside of classes at A-B Tech?

College is more than just classes.  Come get involved!  Whether it's joining a student club, dancing at the Fall Festival, attending free workshops on financial empowerment, or getting inspired by a world-class leader at one of our live speaker broadcasts, there are many ways to enrich your life and be involved at A-B Tech.  

Are there any student organizations I can join on campus?

Yes! A-B Tech has over 20 student clubs and societies of all varieties.  If the environment is your thing, check out Green Power AVL.  Or if video games are more your speed, the Gamers Guild would love to talk with you. See a full list of clubs and societies on campus as well as how to reach them at www.abtech.edu/student-organizations.

How do I start a student club?

Do you have an idea for a new student organization?  We would love to hear about it!  Drop by or email the Student Government office in the Coman Student Activity Center and we can get you on the right track!

What support does A-B Tech have for LGBTQ students?

A-B Tech is dedicated to creating a college-wide environment where everyone feels invited and included.  If you are a student, we encourage you to join our LGBTQA student society, Bridging the Gap.  Email Porscha Orndorff for more info.  

A-B Tech also participates in a Safe Zone training program where staff and faculty can elect to be an informed resource for those who have questions or concerns relating to sexuality.  Recently, the college has also designated all single-stall bathrooms on campus to be gender neutral.  A complete list of Safe Zone participants and a gender neutral restroom map will be coming soon!

What services does A-B Tech provide for Veterans?

Mary Albert is our veterans coordinator, and can help with any questions related to veterans' benefits. A-B Tech is also pleased to provide a safe and comfortable space on campus for our military service veterans to relax, network, and connect with resources.  The Vet Cafe is located in the Ferguson Building, by way of the lobby of the Ferguson Auditorium.

I have an idea or suggestion to improve A-B Tech.  Where do I voice it?

One of A-B Tech's core values is continuous improvement.  To that end, the Student Government Association serves as the voice of the students to the college administration.  If you have an idea or suggestion to improve A-B Tech, come to a meeting and let us know!  Our Student Government officers meet with the college executives regularly to bring up student feedback and suggestions.  To learn more about the A-B Tech Student Government Association and to see this semester's meeting times and locations, see www.abtech.edu/sga