First and foremost, the Division of Student Services at Kansas City Kansas Community College is here to assist students in completing their degree or certificate.  To make that happen, the staff in the Division believe that learning occurs both inside and outside of the classroom.  In addition to utilizing our Student Advising Center and Counseling and Advocacy Center for assistance with academic matters, we encourage students to participate in programs and activities sponsored by Student Activities, the Intercultural Center, and Athletics.  Enjoying living in Student Housing, seeking medical help from our Health Center, or offering quality care through our Child Care Center, we focus on all the ways we can help students be successful.

Child Care Center

The Child Care Center is open to serve both day and evening students. The facility provides an education program for children while parents are attending class or working on campus. Children ages 2 to 12 years old may attend the Center.

Health Center

The Health Office is staffed by a certified, registered nurse and is equipped with a variety of supplies, equipment, and over the counter medications for treatment of minor illness or injury. Vision and hearing screenings are available on an appointment basis. A local physician is consulted regularly to provide standing orders for treatment. No problem is too small, so please feel free to utilize the service.

Intercultural Center

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The Intercultural Center is designed to provide students, faculty, staff, and local communities with an enriched environment that celebrates the cultural contributions of our diverse populations.

Stop by the Intercultural Center for complimentary beverages, good conversation, and interaction with students, faculty, staff and community members. We are located on the Lower Level of the Jewell Building, room 2303.

Athletics

Soccer PhotoThe intercollegiate athletics program is an integral part of Kansas City Kansas Community College. It is the duty of the Athletics Department to provide leadership in the development of values. These values include: intellectual, social, moral, emotional, and cultural growth, loyalty, cooperation, teamwork, physical health and an ability to accept responsibilities.  Athletics Site

Student Advising

Advisors at KCKCC help students with educational objectives such as deciding on a major, understanding degree requirements, planning a KCKCC degree program, preparing to transfer to a four-year institution, and course selection and transferability.  First time or returning KCKCC students studying at the main campus should call the Student Advising Center at 913.288.7696 to make an appointment.

Events

News

New Semester Brings Changes to KCKCC Student Housing

College Relations
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Student housing at Kansas City Kansas Community College is changing this semester as the department looks at more innovative practices as it moves forward.

KCKCC Student HousingStudent housing at Kansas City Kansas Community College is changing this semester as the department looks at more innovative practices as it moves forward.

“Since the time we signed the lease with Royal Ridge, David Root has done a fantastic job of enhancing all aspects of the three buildings we currently use for Student Housing,” said Jonathan Long, dean of student services at KCKCC . “But as Dr. (Doris) Givens has stressed many times, innovation is a vital part of what we do at KCKCC.  So picking-up where David left off, we are simply continuing to innovate.”

Campus housing at KCKCC can hold about 175 students, 75 percent of which are athletes. It also houses students from other campus programs such as debate.

“We see this as a tremendous benefit for both the Athletic Department and Student Housing,” Long said. “The coaches, working in tandem with the Student Housing Supervisor and Resident Assistants, have a tremendous opportunity to provide the residents with both academic and interpersonal support.”

One of the most noticeable changes for students, especially those who have lived in the buildings before, is a more structured environment. Long said this structure will stress community development as well as academic success and concepts such as respect, civility and lending help to a neighbor.

“More than anything else, Campus Housing provides a student with the opportunity to live in an environment that focuses on mutual respect within a communal living environment,” he said. “Let’s face it, most students entering college today have never had to share a room with anyone, never had to share the responsibility for keeping the common areas clean, or even cook for themselves. These are all life skills that will hopefully make them more capable to being successful in their chosen profession.”

The restructuring of Student Housing includes a new Supervisor of Housing, Lisa Griffin. Griffin has an extensive background in Student Services as well as Residence Life. In addition, there are six new Resident Assistants who will live on site, along with Griffin, and help students with any issues or situations that arise. Staff members were required to go through extensive training on community building, conflict resolution, activity planning, utilizing campus resources and how to effectively respond to conduct matters. Training even included responding to maintenance issues such as a leaky pipe.

“Being an RA is a wonderful experience, but can be very challenging,” Long said. “It requires that a student have strong leadership skills, an ability to relate to students from diverse backgrounds, be energetic, and also willing to deal with crisis situations and discipline.”

Long said if it fits into the strategic plan of the college, he would like to see KCKCC consider building a Student Housing complex on campus in the future. He said construction of a new facility has huge potential in terms of both recruitment and retention of students.

“The students who choose to living in Campus Housing do so for a reason - they want to feel more connected to the campus, and benefit from a residential experience,” he said. “Research on college student retention has consistently shown that students who reside in campus housing stay in school and graduate.  So it only makes sense to do all we can to enhance our current housing program.”

For more information about the KCKCC Student Housing Department, contact Jonathan Long at 913-288-7621 or by email at jlong@kckcc.edu.


Contact Information

Dr. Jonathon Long - Dean of Student Services

Kay Crossley - Administrative Assistant
913-288-7691

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