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Student Organizations

At KCTCS, we want you to get involved! Student organizations offer lots of join in on campus and in the community. They provide you with growth and experience that you can't learn in a classroom,  plus by participating you’re gaining important leadership and social skills that can help you in life. You’ll also have a lot of fun! 

Our colleges have both professional and technical organizations, that meet at varying times. Below are some of the nationally recognized honors organizations and student councils available to you. If you can’t find the group here, you can always contact your college’s student affairs office for a complete list of student organizations.

National Vocational Technical Honor Society

The NVTHS is for students who have shown qualities of leadership, scholarship, skill, responsibility, and service. Benefits of this group include: your name included in the National Register of Vocational Technical Students of America, and being able to request up to three letters of recommendation written by the National NVTHS.

Want to join? Have you:

  • Completed at least one semester?
  • Declared a major that you are enrolled in at least part-time?
  • Kept a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA?
  • Gotten a letter of recommendation from at least one teacher in your program area?

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges, and each college has its own chapter. The chapters provide opportunities for leadership development and service, a place to exchange ideas, and social events for students. Want to learn more? Contact the Phi Theta Kappa advisor on your campus.

Student Government

Want your ideas heard among fellow students, faculty, and the administration? Then Student Government is for you. This group helps with sponsoring and regulating student activities, and encourages everyone to be involved with campus events.

All members of student government are elected by the student body.

Inter-KCTCS College Student Advisory Council

The Student Advisory Council provides advice to the Office of the Chancellor. Each KCTCS college has a representative, and the Advisory Council gives them the opportunity to exchange ideas on important topics.

Co-Curricular Activities

Co-curricular activities for students are different at each KCTCS college. You have opportunities to participate in student government, newspaper or literary magazine publication, debating, speech contests, drama, orchestra, band, choral groups, college-sponsored radio and television programs, art shows, and intramural sports.

Several KCTCS colleges have activities for both students and faculty including art exhibits, bowling leagues, and drama productions.