Clubs and Organizations
Coffeyville Community College offers a full range of campus organizations and activities that contribute to a well rounded education. Each program is designed to meet the needs and interests of the entire student body and is coordinated by a faculty or staff advisor. Further information concerning organizations and activities may be obtained in Student Services or by contacting the Director of Student Life. The following major organizations and activities are available:
Academic Excellence Challenge
Academic Excellence Challenge is a Kansas community college quiz bowl competition sponsored by the Kansas Board of Regents. Tournaments are hosted by colleges across the state during the spring semester with a state championship tournament taking place the final weekend in April. Teams are comprised of four students with additional alternates and substitutions allowed. Questions for the competition follow the general education curriculum common to Kansas community colleges and are similar in style to NAQT. Although scholarships are available for this program, any CCC student is eligible to participate in this activity. Team meetings and practices are scheduled during the fall semester and a three credit hour class is offered in the spring to help interested students prepare for competition.
The Agriculture Club is open to all students who have an interest in agriculture. Activities provide the opportunity to develop life-long friendships and important contacts. In addition, participation in this club encourages personal growth through development of leadership, communication and organizational skills. Major activities of the Agriculture Club include many social events and field trips involving agriculture.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is open to any student and is the largest interdenominational school-based Christian sport organization in America. The organization offers students a venue for fellowship with other Christians and an opportunity to experience the interaction between the group and various speakers.
The Honors Program at Coffeyville Community College assists students seeking to excel in all aspects of their college experience. The program emphasizes the importance of collaborative learning, encourages relationship development and service while allowing students to be part of an innovative group of individuals seeking new ways to learn, serve and grow in our ever changing world.
Acceptance into the Honors Program is not based on any single criterion such as standardized test scores, class rank or GPA. All applications will be examined to identify the most qualified students who will be invited to join the Honors Program and receive the scholarship applicable to their academic qualifications.
Phi Theta Kappa
The Eta Gamma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the international scholastic honor society for community colleges was established at CCC / ATS in the fall of 1949. Members are chosen on the basis of scholastic achievement. Initiation and installation of new members is conducted each semester. Grade requirements for Eta Gamma are among the highest in the nation. To become members, students at the end of their first semester must have completed 12 semester hours of associate degree course work with a 3.5 grade point average. To become a member at the end of the second semester, a student must have completed 24 semester hours of associate degree course work with a 3.5 GPA, and at the end of the third semester must have completed 36 semester hours of associate degree course work with a 3.5 GPA. A one-time fee is charged for joining the organization. Benefits of membership include: a golden key of Phi Theta Kappa membership pin, member certificate, "Member of Phi Theta Kappa" included on transcript, golden key newsletter, PTK scholarship directory, automatic nomination for the National Dean's list publication, the privilege of wearing an honors stole at graduation, the opportunity for leadership training and travel to regional and international events. Eta Gamma is a Five-Star Chapter.
Pickled Pork Improvisational Comedy Troupe
This small ensemble of comic performers entertains during the school year. To be considered for the ensemble one must be enrolled in Improvisation I or II, and each class serves as an audition for an individual to perform in the comedy troupe. The group performs non-scripted, improvised, original sketches and audience participation games created by audience suggestions.
SkillsUSA provides opportunities for students to develop and enhance the skills they need in order to be successful in future career and leadership endeavors. Participation in SkillsUSA enhances maturity, promotes career readiness and provides a smooth transition to the next career or educational goal.
The interaction between SkillsUSA and business and industry is especially meaningful as it allows employers to contribute directly to the students' education. Students gain personal confidence by exposure to challenges, positive role models, and meaningful interactions which allow them to attain and showcase valuable career development skills for potential job placement.
Student Government Association (SGA)
Many functions of the College are sponsored by SGA. Not only does SGA govern the student body, it also helps organize and carry out social functions and activities, sanctions clubs and campus organizations and makes policy recommendations to improve student life. The Student Government Association is composed of two elected officers (a president chosen from the sophomore class and a vice president chosen from the freshman class) and any other student wishing to be a member. A secretary is elected from the membership. SGA meets bi-monthly.
Student Nurses Association
The purpose of the Student Nurses Association (SNA) is to accomplish self-government and to promote
professional development among its members. The goals of the SNA include: Facilitating the optimum level of communication among students and between the students and the faculty; stimulating personal and professional development and exchange of ideas through social, cultural, and intellectual experiences; promoting cooperation between nursing students of Coffeyville Community College Nursing Program (CCCNP) and other student organization at Coffeyville Community College (CCC).
The College offers students the chance to work on six plays throughout the course of the school year which includes a musical, student directed one-acts, original plays, new contemporary comedies and dramas and classical plays. In addition to on-stage acting, students can assist in the technical aspects of theatre. This course meets every Friday and is required for all students on Theatre Scholarship. The class is also open to anyone interested in Theatre.
Coffeyville Community College is a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association. The Jayhawk Conference offers a complete schedule in
football, basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, track and field, volleyball, softball, and soccer. Scholarships are presented to selected athletes who qualify under conference and NJCAA rules.
Cheerleading and dance team members are selected annually. Their responsibilities include regular practices, various competitions and performances at most intercollegiate athletic football and basketball games. Team members follow the same academic and
scholarship rules of NJCAA sports.
The CCC rodeo team competes under National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association regulations, and
students must meet NIRA standards to qualify for scholarships.