The first-ever Arts & Humanities Division Orientation was held August 8, as a way to introduce students and their families to the programs offered at SBVC and possible career paths.

Every department in the division — Art; Communication Studies; Dance; Education, Reading & Literacy; English; English as a Second Language; Film, TV & Media; Modern Languages; Music; and Theater Arts — participated in the event. There was a panel discussion, with department chairs sharing information and insights with the audience, and students were able to ask questions during one-on-one breakout sessions.

The idea for the orientation "came about as we continue to look toward building enrollment and creating a sense of belonging for our students," Arts & Humanities Dean Leticia Hector said. The department chairs were excited to take part in the event, and additional support was provided by the SBVC Outreach Team, SBVC counseling liaisons, and partners from California State University San Bernardino.