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Update: In response to the Bay Mills Executive Council’s “Shelter at Home” order and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” campaign, BMCC will be extending the campus closure until further notice. Students will continue to receive instruction as they have since the initial closure.

Registration will open April 20 and the last day for withdrawals will be April 27, as stated previously.

Staff will continue to be available via email. Email addresses can be found using the website menu: Contact Us, BMCC Staff Directory.

We will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.


Right to Know

This page is a central location for the information that the Federal Government requires institutions of higher education to disclose to students. 

Bay Mills Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.  In 2008, Bay Mills Community College’s accreditation was reviewed and this resulted in a recommendation for an additional 10 years.  For more information regarding accreditation, contact the The Higher Learning Commission, 230 South LaSalle St., Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604.

Central Michigan University - Associate of Arts Business Administration 

                                               Associate of Arts General Studies, Psychology Concentration 

Davenport University - all associate degree programs articulated

Lake Superior State University - Associate of Applied Science, Computer Information Systems 

Michigan Transfer Agreement - General Education Requirements 

Indiana Wesleyan University - Associate to Bachelor's Degree Programs 

At this time there are no athletic programs at Bay Mills Community College.

Bryan Newland - Chairperson, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Aaron Payment - Vice-Chairperson, Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians

Gail Glezen - Treasurer, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Beverly Carrick - Secretary, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Brenda Bjork - Board Member, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Rachel Burtt - Board Member, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Kimberly Vargo - Board Member, Member, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians

L. John Lufkins - Board Member, Member, Bay Mills Indian Community

Jordan Shananaquet - Board Member, Member, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa Indians

Student Council President - Ex-Officio Member

Graduation rates of full-time, first-time, degree/certificate seeking undergraduates within 150% of normal time to program completion, by gender and race/ethnicity and transfer out rate: 2013 cohort

Annual Security Report - 2019

In accordance with the Clery Act, Bay Mills Community College’s annual security and fire safety report is available by clicking the link above or at the front desk in the Administration Building or the Accounting Department upon request. This document provides information about reporting emergencies and crimes, emergency response and preparedness, timely warnings, and crime statistics for the last three years.

Disability Student Services 

Disaster Recovery Plan 

Emergency Preparedness & Response Guide 

Evacuation Policy & Procedure 

As a tribally controlled community college and land grant institution, the mission of Bay Mills Community College is to provide quality educational opportunities, promote research and facilitate individual development in an accessible, community-based, and culturally diverse environment that suports and maintains the Anishinaabek culture and language.

In carrying out our mission, the BMCC Board of Regents stresses a positive, student-centered atmosphere, which promotes preservation of the customs and beliefs of Native Americans. The curriculum is designed to integrate traditional Native American values with higher education as a way of preparing students to assume responsible roles in their respective communities. 

  • To provide the Native American communities of Michigan with educated and trained human resources
  • To provide educational opportunities, including academic, research, vocational, basic skill building, cultural and in-service programs leading to appropriate certificates, degrees, and diplomas
  • To foster a spirit of pride in Native American language, culture and history through participation course work and cultural activities
  • To provide qualified, dedicated, student-centered staff and faculty
  • To help students attain the neessary skills and self-esteem which will facilitate personal and career fulfillment
  • To prepare and encourage all students to pursue advanced degrees
  • To provide continuing and community education

At this time there are no study abroad programs offered through Bay Mills Community College.

Bay Mills Community College (BMCC) and its Board of Regents is committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational and working environment for all members of the Bay Mills Community College, including students, faculty, administrators, staff, and visitors. It is the policy of Bay Mills Community College that no person shall be discriminated against, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, including harassment, in employment and admissions, in education, or in any program or activity for which the College is responsible, on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identification, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or tribal or federal law. The following person has been designated to handle complaints regarding sex discrimination and all other matters of discrimination: Holly Powless, Title IX Coordinator, 12214 W. Lakeshore Drive, Brimley, MI 49715, (906) 248-8430,

The BMCC Sexual Misconduct policy can be downloaded by clicking here.