The American Sign Language Club opens the doors for the deaf and the hearing-impaired to interact with one another and learn about community service, discuss relevant topics, and to have social fellowship opportunities.
The Black Student Union is here to change the negative perception of African Americans placed on us by the media and previous generations. We want to express ours and other cultures to the surrounding community.
The Deliberative Dialogues seeks to foster productive political speech on campus by training moderators and hosting dialogues that provide meaningful opportunities for students to tackle contemporary problems in politics.
The organization seeks to foster active student engagement by reconnecting with Latino culture and language history. LatinX United also wishes to provide values that embrace all in a diverse world. It also seeks to mentor and empower students via education leading to self-actualization.
We are an organization where students of all denominations can come together and have fellowship with one another. Our purpose is to provide opportunities of growth, fellowship, service and leadership for students in your walk with Christ--be it a new walk or a well-established one. Activities include discipleship, mission trips, service to the campus and community, and general times of fellowship and fun.
"The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence."
Established in 1918 by Missouri two-year college presidents, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 1.3 million members and 1100 chapters located in 50 united states, U.S. territories, Canada, Germany, and Japan. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges and in 2000 the Association of College Honor Societies recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the general scholarship honor society serving associate degree granting institutions.
At the time of its founding, Phi Theta Kappa was patterned after the prestigious senior college honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Thus, membership was conferred at graduation and few programs and services were offered to members. The explosive growth of community colleges in the 1960s led Phi Theta Kappa to expand its mission to reflect the nurturing philosophy of the institutions it served. Students were inducted as freshmen and study programs were offered. The complement of services, innovative programs, and membership benefits offered by Phi Theta Kappa today are unequaled among honor societies. The programs offered focus upon the Society's Hallmark of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. It is estimated that 200,000 students participate in Phi Theta Kappa programs each year.
Annually, more than 82,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa. To be eligible for a membership invitation, a student must complete a minimum of twelve (12) hours of associate degree course work and earn a grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college, generally a 3.25 GPA. The average age of a new member is 29, ranging from 18 to 80. Part-time and full-time students are eligible for membership. Students pay a one-time membership fee of $100.
Membership is based primarily upon academic achievement. Invitation to membership may be extended only by the local chapter at the institution in which you are enrolled. To be eligible:
You must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program
You must have completed at least 12 hours of coursework leading to an associate degree program
You must generally have a grade point average of 3.5
You must enjoy full rights of citizenship in your country
PEMS is student-led club for anyone interested in physics, engineering, and math. PEMS hosts guest speakers, holds math and engineering events, and provides opportunities for STEM volunteer work. It's a great place for networking, getting academic support, and finding out about local math and engineering events.
Public Achievement is a youth civic engagement initiative focused on the most basic concepts of citizenship, democracy and public work. This club seeks to get students to think about their role as active citizens and creators of public spaces. Each year students will develop a project and create an action plan for implementing change in the area.
Public Achievement is used in schools and communities in several states, and around the world in Turkey and Eastern Europe, South Africa, Northern Ireland, Israel, and Gaza and the West Bank to build democracy and solve community problems.
The Student Veterans Association provides a social group to help Veterans adjust to and become successful in civilian and college life; promotes college spirit and establishes and maintains fellowship amongst Veterans and students on the LSC-K campus; assists with dissemination of information valuable to Veterans; integrates Veterans and students into social and campus activites; organizes worthwile projects and events pertaining to Veterans and their needs and issues.
The SVA is dedicated to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. All veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.