Welcome

As a student at Pearl River Community College, the College affords a wealth of resources to support your success. The opportunities to learn and to grow are virtually limitless, shaped primarily by your motivation to rise to embrace the intellectual and personal challenges of a college education. As with any community, there are rules that have been developed to ensure a supportive and appropriate environment for learning. While these rules pertain primarily to students, they are consistent with the expectations for all members of the PRCC community.

The Cat Country Guide, the student handbook, outlines those expectations that the College has established to foster an environment conducive to learning on—and beyond—the PRCC campus. One crucial aspect of this environment is our collective commitment to respecting the rights, dignity, and worth of all community members. We ask that you take the time to review this document in order to understand the values and rules of this community. 

For the vast majority of our students, college will be a challenging and worthwhile experience. By taking the time to become familiar with the expectations and rules outlined in this document we hope this will allow you to focus on the best parts of college life and to truly discover your own future at PRCC.

Our staff is here to support you as you set and reach your goals in a college environment. We are committed to excellence through teaching, learning, and community building. A challenging educational experience awaits you at PRCC, where dedicated faculty and staff in conjunction with innovative programs and services combine to create an exciting learning environment.

Again, welcome to Pearl River Community College. If there is anything we can do to help you to succeed and to realize your dreams, please do not hesitate to ask for assistance.

Dr. Adam Breerwood, Vice President              Dr. Jana Causey, Vice President
Poplarville Campus and Hancock Center        Forrest County Operations