BRAC University’s mission is to achieve
excellence in all round education. The components of all round education, i.e.,
learning, development and identity formation are interactive and add to each
other. The students can experience all of these through participating in co
curricular activities along with regular studies. University’s Student Affairs
Office (SAO) provides full support in this respect.
The co curricular arena of the
university is quite vibrant and student-oriented. There are a total of 25
student clubs and forums in categories of i. Arts/Culture, ii. Social
Welfare/Community service, iii. International, iv. Entrepreneurial, v. Subject
related, vi. Sports, vii. Science. These clubs and forums provide opportunities
for developing leadership, confidence, goal setting, sense of ownership, time
management, collaboration and teamwork.
The composition of each club or forum
includes teacher/staff advisors, a coordinator and student
representatives. Enrolment of members is done during the club fair held
each semester. The Director of the Student Affairs supervises the activities
with the help of an assistant director and a department coordination officer.
A multiuse hall, two eighty-seat
lecture halls, cafeteria and a planted semi-outdoor space with technical
support are used for seminars, workshops, exhibitions, indoor games,
competitions, fairs and cultural activities. The residential campus in Savar
provides a play field for games. The facilities of BRAC throughout the country
such as training centers with dormitories, transport and guides to places are
available for tours and other events.
A yearly award system has been
introduced for the students with major contributions as well as for the most
active club. The SAO has currently adopted the ‘Ambassador Program’, where
students good in leadership, time management, collaboration and teamwork are
selected from clubs and forums and trained to represent the university.
Annual assessment of the co curricular
activities has been conducted since 2006. University rules have been introduced
for participating in the activities without hindering academic performance.
Major activities of clubs and forums
- Club Fair
- Cricket, Football and Indoor Games
- Community Volunteer Work
- Seminar and Workshop
- Celebration of national and
international events such as Pohela Boishakh, International Mother
Language Day, Independence Day, Victory Day.
- Annual Drama
- Annual Cultural Program
- Film Show
- Trade Fair
- Voluntary Blood Donation Campaign
- Art, Photography and Hobby
- Competitions in Art, Debate,
Music, Photography, Computer programming, Business plan.
- Publishing Newsletter
- Study Tour
- Help group/Help sessions
The Student Affairs Office emphasizes
on the wholeness of university experience through synchronized development of
body, mind and spirit. It aims at integrating co curricular with academic
learning, and stresses on service learning through community volunteer work.