Clubs and Organizations
Student Organization Advisors
The Academic Excellence Challenge Team represents KCKCC in a statewide community college quiz bowl competition held during the Spring Semester. Teams winning the State tournament receive a stipend. Individuals must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and no more than 72 college credit hours. Interested students should contact the Student Activities Office for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Advocate is the College newspaper. It is written, edited, and published by students enrolled in journalism courses and volunteer staff members. The paper features articles, editorials, and pictures pertaining to college life and students attending KCKCC. Students do not need to be journalism majors to contribute. The newspaper adviser is located in Room 3450 of the Science Building. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
The African American Student Union was formed to give African American students and other interested individuals an opportunity to develop programs and activities that display the contributions made by African Americans in our society. TAASU sponsors Black History Month events each February as well as the Silver Harvest Banquet and a Spring Talent Show.
Alpha Beta Gamma is a national business honor society for men and women in community colleges. The KCKCC chapter, Kappa Chi Kappa, was formed in 1991. Students must be enrolled in a business-related degree program, maintain course load requirements, and have an overall academic 3.5 GPA.
KCKCC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Kansas Jayhawk Conference. The value of a well-administered athletic program is a significant consideration in all athletic endeavors at the College.
Athletes must maintain the same academic standards required of all students and are eligible for financial aid and/or scholarships. In order to participate in athletics, students must be admitted to the College, enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours, and demonstrate academic progress towards graduation.
The athletic program at KCKCC consists of competitive varsity sports and physical education courses.
Collegiate varsity sports are soccer, volleyball, basketball, track, cross-country, golf, tennis, softball, and baseball. Intercollegiate athletes compete in the Jayhawk Conference.
The intramural program is designed to give students who do not participate in varsity sports an opportunity to compete. Intramural activities are organized in answer to student demand. All physical education courses are designed to provide a wide range of activities and an understanding of the theory underlying each activity.
The Audio Engineering Student Society, also the KCKCC Student Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society (AES), is open to current students enrolled in audio engineering or music technology classes at KCKCC at some point during their studies. Members must also be a student member of the AES. Examples of activities organized by the Society include field trips to local audio industry-related businesses and venues; bringing guest speakers to campus; passing on information about upcoming opportunities and industry events; encouraging student participation in industry conferences and conventions; and providing a forum for discussion, interaction, and networking outside of the classroom.
The Campus Forum is a student group which organizes programs on contemporary issues. Forums invite authorities or experts from the metropolitan, state, or national scene to discuss issues of general interest to students. Interested students are needed to assist in planning the forums and should contact Penny Mahon at (913) 288-7285.
Choral Connection is a vocal ensemble of singers selected from the College Choir. This ensemble performs madrigals in period costume and vocal Jazz (Manhattan Transfer; Take Six). These vocalists perform throughout the community and have appeared in national and international festivals. Auditions for the group are held the first week of each semester. Interested students should contact John Stafford, Room 2171, upper level of the Humanities and Fine Arts Building.
The Christian Student Union is a non-denominational group of students desiring to study and know more about what the Bible has to say about today's world.
Anyone who is a believer in Christ or who would like to know more about Him is welcome. Guest speakers and movies provide helpful insights into the study of the Bible. The group meets each week to read and study the Word of God.
The Collegiate Music Educators National Conference (CMENC) is a music club open to all students interested in music education. The chapter furnishes both educational and social activities for its members, provides members with up-to-date professional information, and serves as hosts and hostesses for campus visitors. Members also gain musical experience from attendance in regional and state-wide activities.
The Concert Band is open to all students at KCKCC. The band practices two days per week and performs several concerts a year. Interested students should contact Jim Mair, 2nd floor of the Humanities Building.
The Concert Choir is open to all students at KCKCC who like to sing and who meet minimal standards. The choir practices two times a week and performs at College functions and for various community organizations. Interested students should contact John Stafford, 2nd floor of the Humanities Building.
This Council represents the student component of Honors Education. CAE provides an opportunity for Honors Education participants to voice concerns and to develop further academic interests. For more information, students should contact Stacy Tucker, Honors Education Director, on the upper level of the Math Building in Room 3502.
The mission of the Drama Club is to give leadership, creative, and management experiences to theatre students and to produce quality theatre with original, experimental, and socially significant plays. With the help of the faculty advisor and encouragement from the Theatre Department, students work in every phase of the operation, from directing to running a technical crew, designing costumes to ushering, from choosing the season to publishing and performing in it. Interested students should contact Dr. Charles Leader, Coordinator of the Theatre Department, at 288-7106.
The Early Childhood Educators Club was formed to provide students an opportunity for professional growth and development and networking with early care and education advocates for quality education and care for children and families. Interested students should contact Kris Hearn, Coordinator, Early Childhood Education, 288-7177.
The KCKCC Economics Club was formed to provide our students and the community with a forum for the discussion of pertinent international, national and local/community economic issues. It strives to provide an informal environment for students and the faculty to exchange ideas and to encourage community involvement as an integral part of their education. By becoming a link between KCKCC and the larger community, the club, in consultation with the private, public and social sectors attempts to bring to the four areas of concerns in community economic development, political participation, and community resource mapping.
Active on more than 1200 campus in the United States, SIFE provides college students the best opportunity to make a difference and to develop leadership, teamwork, and communication skills, through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise. Sponsor: Allen Lenoir, Business Faculty Advisor, 913-288-7154. Meeting dates and times: Every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 2707.
The Forensics Club is for students interested in competitive speech and competitive speech tournaments. The club is made up of team members who travel to tournaments representing KCKCC. The club also holds various High School activities, including the State Forensics Festival governed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Club members have the opportunity to participate in many campus events as part of a recognized Student Government Organization. All students are welcome to join.
The International Student Organization gives international students from abroad and in the community the opportunity to develop an understanding of the American culture and its people as well as the chance to share their culture with the community. The ISO promotes social interaction and participation of its members in a variety of educational and cultural events both on and off campus. Interested students should contact voice mail: (913) 288-7625 or the ESL Coordinator in the Science Building, Room 3413.
The Jazz Band consists of a select group of instrumentalists who appear throughout the Kansas City area for civic functions. This group has performed in a number of national and state jazz festivals and performs the standard literature of a large jazz ensemble. The group includes five saxophones, five trumpets, five trombones, and five rhythm players. Auditions are held the first week of every semester, and the Jazz Band class meets three days a week. Interested students should contact Jim Mair, 2nd floor of the Humanities Building.
The Leavenworth Center Student Association organizes activities for KCKCC students attending classes at the Leavenworth Center. Interested students should contact the Leavenworth Center for more information.
The Out, Questioning, and Straight Diversity Club, also known as the OQS Diversity Club, is a gay-straight student alliance. The club works to meet the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students, providing support and encouragement to the LGBT community. They work to build bridges among students of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions. They promote education on issues affecting all students, including harassment, discrimination, and bias. And they organize charitable events and host social activities.
The Performing Arts Center hosts programs which include college and community activities. A 363-seat theatre is housed in the center. College-related activities are given top priority; however, the Theatre may be available to other educational institutions, non-profit organizations, service clubs, and community groups. All scheduling of the Theatre is coordinated by the supervisor of the center.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honors Society for two-year colleges acknowledges students for their efforts in the hallmarks of scholarship, leadership, and service to the community. KCKCC's Mu Delta Chapter students have been ranked by Phi Theta Kappa in the top 25 colleges internationally. Each year, Phi Theta Kappa students work on projects to present at regional and international conferences.
"Citizen Diplomats working for world peace.”
Our Campaign builds on Phelps Stokes' power of BIG IDEAS in promoting the legacy of Prof. Ralph J. Bunche, UN Diplomat; Nobel Peace Prize Winner; Human Rights Advocate, and Founder- UN Peacekeeping Mission.
About Us - The RBS-Kansas City Kansas Community College Chapter is the first Ralph Bunche Society to be established within a community college in the United States. Our chapter was established on May 05, 2010. Our student members participate in Model UN, AU, NATO, OAS simulations and conflict resolution conferences in NY, Washington D.C. and nationwide. Call and join us.
Contact: Dr. Ewa Unoke
The Candlelighting Program is the oldest continuous tradition at the College and is one of the most beautiful and impressive events of the year. Contributions taken during the candle lighting ceremony are donated to the KCKCC Endowment Association for student scholarships. The program is held in December and is open to everyone in the community.
The Lambda Chapter of Sigma Phi Sigma is a national fraternity for Mortuary Science majors. Designed to promote professionalism, friendship, social activities, and scholastic achievement, this co-educational student-run organization is responsible for social activities, field trips, and community functions for its members. Interested students should contact Wiley Wright on the lower level of the Flint Building.
The club is open to all who are interested in arts in our community. The club visits local and regional art centers and participates in community outreach programs of the college. Current students and alumni have an opportunity to exhibit in the Follow the Dot Exhibitions and display art work at the local library.
Our meetings consist of viewing films concerning art and current issues that are addressed by the contemporary artist. The club goal is to serve the KCKCC student and broaden an understanding of the vitality of art in the world and in our community and to expand the opportunities to view and create art.
The mission of Students for Global Peace is to promote a more peaceful, safer, and violence-free learning community and to further advocate for the ideals of diversity and social justice.
Student Debate Association (SDA) membership shall be open to all Student Association members of Kansas City Kansas Community College (KCKCC). All members must actively participate in the Debate Program at KCKCC by being enrolled in a Debate class, competing for KCKCC at a tournament level, and have a legitimate interest in pursuing debate either professionally or academically.
The Student Nurse Association was formed to promote interaction and educational programming for all levels of nursing students. Interested students should contact the Nursing Department Office at (913) 288-7174.
The Student Organization of Latinos, or SOL (pronounced soul), gives students the opportunity to build leadership skills and to share their cultures with other students, faculty, staff, and the community at large. In addition, the club provides a chance for camaraderie and support for the purpose of retention and to help students to reach their educational goals. Contact (913) 288-7625.
The KCKCC Student Senate works as a legislative body which is a voice for students. Elected positions include: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Appointed positions include Parliamentarian, Campus Activities Chairperson, and six (6) Senators.
Any enrolled student may attend Student Senate meetings which are held the second and fourth Wednesday when classes are in session. All students are welcome to attend.
Teachers of Tomorrow serves as a mentoring organization to recruit and recognize students who are interested in the field of education. Interested students should contact the Education Coordinator whose office is on the lower level of the Social Science Building.
The Therapy Club provides a source of education and information to students who are interested in a career in physical therapy, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, massage therapy, or any other skilled Allied Health services.