NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jul 23, 2024  
NCCC College Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Services

Disability Services

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 - Statement of Compliance

If you are a student with a disability who may need accommodation(s), in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, please notify the Dean of Student Services in the Student Services Office, Sanders Hall, 620-432-0304, on the Chanute campus, or the Dean of the Ottawa & Online Campuses, 785-248-2797, on the Ottawa campus as soon as possible. You will need to bring your documentation for review in order to determine reasonable accommodations, and then we can assist you in arranging any necessary accommodations.


Rental textbooks, purchased textbooks, and school supplies are available at the NCCC bookstore, located in the Student Union on the Chanute campus and on the Ottawa campus. The College bookstore also carries basic school supplies, College logo items such as mugs, hats, clothing and many other items. A full range of food and drink options are also available. In Chanute, the bookstore is open daily Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The Ottawa bookstore hours are Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m..

A textbook rental system is used at NCCC. The fee for the textbook rental is charged to each student’s account and most textbooks are available. This system saves the student several hundreds of dollars each semester. The books that are rented are distributed through the NCCC bookstore and must be returned to the bookstore no later than 3:00 p.m. the Monday following the completion of a course or when a class has been dropped. If the book(s) are not returned on time, a late fee will be charged to the student’s account and all grades and transcripts will be placed on hold until the fine has been paid.

Not all textbooks are available to rent. Lab books, computer books, workbooks, class notebooks, allied health and nursing books, among others, are not available for this service. Please check with the bookstore to see if books are available for rental or must be purchased.

Books may be picked up, ordered, and/or purchased through the Chanute and Ottawa campus bookstores or online at Both bookstores accept MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express. The Chanute campus phone number is 620-432-0388, in Ottawa call 785-248-2836 or 888-466-2688 (KS).

Center For Academic And Vocational Excellence (CAVE)

The Center for Academic and Vocational Excellence (CAVE) is located in the basement of Chapman Learning Center on the Chanute campus. It houses an open computer lab for students and members of the public, the developmental classes, Adult Basic Education, and STARS. The CAVE offers many services, which includes, but is not limited to, free tutoring, placement testing, GED preparation, adult basic education classes, developmental class work in reading, writing, math, and test proctoring.

Food Service

The Chanute campus cafeteria is run by professional caterers and meets all federal, state, and local regulations. The cafeteria’s all-you-can-eat menu offers an excellent variety of choices for 19 meals per week. A full range of vending options is available during the hours the cafeteria is not serving. Vending services only are available at the Ottawa campus.


NCCC maintains three residence halls at the Chanute campus. Bideau Hall was completed in 2000 and houses 213 students. NeoKan Hall houses 75 students. The Lafayette House is located behind Bideau Hall and houses five residents (3 single rooms and 1 double room). Our international students 21 years of age and older are given priority for this property. A $125 nonrefundable application fee is due upon signing a housing contract. Applications containing full information pertaining to room and board and associated costs are available on the NCCC web page.

Students on the Chanute campus may have the full “college experience” by living on campus. Students in our residence halls have high speed Internet access, study lounges located on each floor, and movie and game rooms available. A residence life professional is on call 24 hours a day to insure the safety of our residents.

Unmarried students less than 21 years of age who are enrolled full-time and not living with a parent or legal guardian are required to live in the College housing when space is available. Unmarried students under 21 years of age with dependents who live with them are not required to live in campus housing. When space is limited, College housing will be filled as follows:

  • First, by date of paid application;
  • Second, with international students;
  • Third, with scholarship students;
  • Fourth, with freshmen students;
  • Fifth, with sophomore students.

Students with special circumstances who wish exemption from the housing requirement may apply in writing to the Dean of Student Services. This application must specify the basis for exemption. Generally, exemptions are limited to physical disability, medical, or emotional problems. The Dean of Student Services or designee will respond in writing within five business days. If the request is denied, the request may be appealed to the president or his/her designee who will respond within five business days. This decision will be final. The housing requirement will not apply to exchange students required to reside with a host family by the exchange program. Students, who have been convicted of a felony in Kansas, or equivalent offense in another jurisdiction, shall not be eligible to live in student housing.


myNeosho is NCCC’s web portal. NCCC students may log in to myNeosho to enroll for classes, view grades, obtain course handouts, chat with classmates, receive financial aid and billing information and to check out upcoming campus events. Students should contact the student services office for a user name and password.

Internet Access

NCCC provides on-campus access to the Internet to all students, faculty, and staff. Chanute campus locations include the Chapman Learning Center, the CAVE, Student Union, Residence Halls, and various computer labs. Ottawa campus locations include the library, lobby, and computer labs. Wireless Internet is available throughout both campuses.

Lost And Found

Lost and Found is located in the Welcome Center in the Chapman Learning Center at the NCCC Chanute campus or the Administrative Office at the NCCC Ottawa campus.

All articles turned into Lost and Found (“lost items”) will be recorded with a description of the item, the date turned in, and where it was found if known. For information at the Chanute campus, contact 620-431-6222. For information at the Ottawa campus, contact 785-242-2067 or 888-466-2688 (KS only). Lost items that have not been claimed and picked up by the end of the semester during which they were turned into Lost and Found will be disposed of as provided in this policy.

“Lost items” as used herein shall only refer to personal property believed to be lost which is found on an NCCC campus or in NCCC vehicles.

Persons finding lost items shall turn them in at the designated location. Lost items shall not be held in departments. Staff may not claim lost items found as part of their official duties. Neosho County Community College is not responsible for lost items not turned in to Lost and Found or that have not been timely claimed and picked up. Personal property is the responsibility of the owner, and it is the responsibility of the owner to promptly contact NCCC and upon request present satisfactory proof of ownership of a lost item that has been turned into Lost and Found. Any textbooks not claimed will be given to the bookstore. Any keys not claimed will be discarded. Other clothing and personal belongings that are not claimed within the allotted time will be donated to local charities or otherwise disposed of in the sole discretion of NCCC. Unclaimed cash will be turned into the Cashier.

STARS (TRiO Student Support Services)

Students Thriving Achieving and Recognizing Success (STARS) is a federally funded Student Support Services project. The goals of STARS are to help students stay in college, graduate from NCCC, and transfer to a four-year institution to complete their education. To be eligible for STARS a student must be a United States citizen, apply and meet any one or more of the following:

  • be a first-generation college student (neither parent received a four-year Bachelor’s degree)
  • meet federal income guidelines (as determined by the U.S. Department of Education)
  • have a documented disability (on file with the NCCC Dean of Student Services)

STARS actively serves 160 students. Services available to participants include one-on-one and small group tutoring, academic/transfer/career advising, four-year campus visits, additional financial aid, cultural enrichment activities and other support services. Our purpose is to connect students with opportunity through academic achievement and personal growth. We do not succeed unless our students do!
Apply online at A paper copy of the application can be obtained from the STARS office located in the CAVE, in the lower level of Chapman Learning Center on the Chanute campus.

Student Health

NCCC does not assume responsibility for injuries incurred by students while participating in college activities. Medical services are available at local clinics and hospitals. NCCC may assist in student transportation to medical services.

NCCC encourages students to update all immunizations prior to enrolling at NCCC. Students living in residence halls are strongly encouraged to obtain the meningitis vaccination.

The College reserves the right to require a medical examination of any student at any time. When a medical examination is required for admission or continuation in a program or activity, a satisfactory medical examination report from a licensed physician must be filed with the Dean of Student Services on the Chanute campus or the Dean on the Ottawa campus. The Dean of Student Services on the Chanute campus or the Dean on the Ottawa campus will review the medical record and may deny permission for a student to participate in a program, course, or activity. Student athletes must provide evidence of current primary medical insurance in order to participate in a varsity sport.

Nursing Program

There are specific health requirements for students accepted into the Nursing Program. For more information see the nursing program policy for student health and immunizations on the nursing program webpage located at
(Immunization Policy at the bottom of the page) and the admissions policy at:

The College does not provide general health and accident insurance for students. Some programs require student insurance. Some students must contract for this type of coverage on an individual basis.

Student Union

The Student Union at Chanute is the focal point for social activity during the day. It houses the gymnasium, cafeteria, bookstore, and Penner Lounge area. It provides areas for studying, Internet access, snacks, breaks, and meetings. The Student Union offers free WIFI. A lounge and vending facilities are located at the Ottawa campus. A variety of refreshments and drinks are also available in the bookstores on both campuses.

Library And Computer Services


NCCC provides comprehensive learning resources for students, instructors, staff, and community patrons. Services are available to support the instructional programs of NCCC and the information needs of the Chanute community. Students and community members can access a variety of print materials in the CLC and electronic information resources through the library services web page.

Print resources include a book collection of several thousand volumes, a range of periodicals, and newspapers. An additional 100,000 eBooks can be read via any computer on or off campus. Through the library services membership in the Kansas Interlibrary Loan System, students and staff have access to extensive resources from throughout the State of Kansas. In additions, the library can also access OCLC Worldshare services giving patrons access to over 12,000 libraries.

Many information resources can be accessed 24/7 via the Internet. Students have access to over 60 research databases including EBSCO suite of databases like Academic Premier, Agricola, CINAHL full text, ERIC, GreenFile, and many more. In addition CLC subscribes to Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, FactsOnFile History Online, Oxford Art and Music Online, ProQuest’s Nursing and Allied Health Source, and Encyclopedia Britannica Academic Online. Media databases include Theatre Video, American History in Video and Films on Demand Academic Collection.

The CLC has desktop computers, iPads and laptops available for patron use. Free Wi-Fi access is provided throughout the CLC, as well as a variety of different seating areas for studying or leisure reading. Printed materials are located on open shelves, and students are encouraged to browse.

Staff members are available for group instruction, whether in the classroom or in the CLC. Moreover, one-to-one assistance is provided in accessing information resources and helping students to complete their assignments. Off-campus students can obtain assistance by phone or e-mail.


The Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) supports the instructional programs and information needs of the NCCC Ottawa community. The TLC is located in the back of the Ottawa campus building and contains print resources including a reference book collection, periodicals, and newspapers. Computers with Internet access are also available for use.

Through the Chanute campus library web page, members of the Ottawa campus have access to the electronic resources the library provides for the NCCC community. An off-campus access link is provided on the library web page which includes information about the library’s electronic resources, as well as tutorials on their access and use.

In addition to these library resources, the TLC also offers educational services, including tutoring, placement testing, developmental courses in reading, writing, and math, and test proctoring.


Multiple computer labs on both campuses provide students with access to various contemporary office applications such as word processing, spreadsheet and database programs. Students also have free access to the Internet where they can conduct research, surf the net, chat, or send e-mail messages to friends and family.


All campuses at NCCC offer free wireless Internet access.