NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    Sep 28, 2023  
NCCC College Catalog 2023-2024

Student Activities


Athletics

NCCC is a member of the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC). This allows NCCC to maintain a regular intercollegiate athletic schedule in basketball, volleyball, baseball, soccer, wrestling, softball, cross country, and track. All athletes on any intercollegiate athletic team must meet the requirements set forth by the conference and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The KJCCC, as well as the NJCAA, is organized for the purpose of controlling, maintaining, and promoting intercollegiate athletics as a vital part of the curriculum of the member colleges.

NCCC is a member of the NJCAA, a non-profit organization. The primary purpose of the NJCAA is to promote and foster junior college athletics on intersectional and national levels so results are consistent with the total educational programs of the member college.

The KJCCC recognizes all-conference teams each year from each division. The NJCAA also honors All-American and Academic All-American Teams. NCCC athletes have won numerous All-American and Academic All-American honors.

NC Panther Spirit Program

The NC Panther Spirit Program consists of co-ed cheer and the dance team. Tryouts are held in the spring to fill the team for the following year. Each squad attends summer camp, performs and appears at numerous sporting events, and participates in community service activities.

Social Events

The Student Senate provides dances and other social functions for the student body. Clubs also provide activities that may include only members of the particular club or group.

Student Activities

Chanute campus- Director of Residence and Student Life, Student Union, 620-432-0381
Ottawa campus- Admissions Specialist, 785-248-2799. The Student Activities office provides guidance for all student clubs and organizations. This office coordinates the planning and implementation of student activities.

Student Participation

Students are given an opportunity to participate in institutional decision making as members of many institutional committees. Membership is determined by the Student Senate.

Theatrical Productions

The NCCC Theatre Department offers a wide variety of performance opportunities including improvisation, design, crew, musicals, showcases, original works, and many more. The NCCC Theatre Department’s mission is to celebrate empathy, diversity, and the human condition through the power of production. At least two mainstage performances are offered during the academic year on the Chanute Campus. NCCC students, faculty, and staff are eligible to audition for the productions as well as all interested Neosho County community members. Experience is not necessary, but our high quality productions require dedication and maintain professional industry standards. Each production is unique and requires new faces for new challenges. Students are highly encouraged to participate and are eligible for college credit by enrolling in Theatre Workshop.

Music

The music department at NCCC includes two choral ensembles, one instrumental ensemble, one-on-one private voice and piano lessons, and musical theatre productions. The private lessons and student vocal and instrumental ensembles are audition only; the Concert Choir is open to students and community members without audition.

Clubs And Organizations - Chanute Campus


Neosho County Community College is dedicated to the personal development of each student. Getting involved with student life on campus is one way to develop yourself as a whole person, gain valuable out-of-the-classroom experience and connect with fellow students, faculty and staff in a friendly supportive environment.

NCCC promotes this sort of cocurricular engagement through a program known as the Panther CLAW (Cocurricular Leadership, Action and Wellness). The Panther CLAW helps students stay informed about cocurricular opportunities. It also helps them understand how their cocurricular experiences are contributing to their education. NCCC has established the following learning goals for Panther CLAW experiences:

Career Readiness: Exhibit career readiness through work habits and career related experiences.
Civic Responsibility: Cultivate civic responsibility by serving and participating in the local and/or global community.
Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to use information in order to make decisions and/or solve problems effectively.
Intercultural Understanding: Demonstrate intercultural awareness, understanding and respect to achieve personal growth.
Communication: Model communication that promotes teamwork, civility, and effective leadership.
Healthy Lifestyle: Demonstrate an understanding of a healthy lifestyle.

As students participate in the Panther CLAW, they have an opportunity to demonstrate learning toward each of the six outcomes stated above. They can also earn graduation honors and build a better résumé.

Students have a variety of ways to participate in the Panther CLAW, but one of the most popular is through clubs and organizations sponsored by different departments or faculty members. Students interested in joining a club or organization should contact the Dean of Student Services. The following clubs and organizations are active on the NCCC Chanute campus.

Academic Excellence Challenge Team

The Academic Excellence Challenge Team is a group of students from NCCC who compete against other students from Kansas community colleges in a scholar bowl format. The students spend the year practicing in mock competitions and in scrimmage competitions with other community colleges. The official competitions take place in the spring and consist of preliminary, regional, sub-state, and state final competition. Each year NCCC recruits a team of eight members to participate in the program. To be eligible to compete, students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours. A team member must have earned at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, have completed no more than 72 semester hours, and may not have a college degree. A team member may participate for a maximum of two years.

#Adulting Club

#Adulting is an organization for students at NCCC. This group meets to discuss the process of transitioning into adulthood in regards to financial responsibilities and skills needed to be successful in today’s society.

Anime Club

The Anime Club is an NCCC organization for students who have an interest in anime, a style of animation that originated in Japan. Student activities include watching and analyzing anime as well as reading and discussing the original manga. Anime Club is open to all NCCC students.

Art Club

The Art Club is a campus organization that provides educational activities in the visual arts for club members and the college community. Club activities promote the practical and cultural value of art, the development of personal creativity and art career awareness. The Art Club is open to all students who have an interest in art.

Astro Cats

This organization is for students who have an interest and/or curiosity in various applications of space technology with an emphasis in space biology. All students are eligible for membership and are encouraged to join and become involved in the club. The club offers opportunities for participation in professional activities featuring guest speakers, technical demonstrations/projects, policy development, and field trips. Several social activities and fundraisers will be planned each year. This club meets on the Chanute campus.

Black Student Union

The purpose of the Black Student Union is to promote a general understanding of all black culture and heritage. The organization also assists and supports black students and serves as a representative of all minority students of NCCC on all issues of public interest and/or concern. The organization is open to all students wishing to participate in the club’s goals and prospective purposes.

Board Game Knights

The Board Game Knights is an NCCC organization for students who have an interest in modern board games, tabletop games and/or card games. Student activities include playing, exploring and discussing the hobby using a variety of modern tabletop and card games. The Board Game Knights is open to all NCCC students and does not require any gaming experience to join.

Business And Innovation Club

The Business Club is a campus organization open to all students with an interest in any area of business. Its objective is to provide social, career, and educational activities as they relate to the business realm. Panthers Mean Business!

Chess Club

The Chess Club is an NCCC Organization open to Chanute students who have an interest in Chess. Beginners and experienced players welcome, come learn how to play, learn new strategies, or help to master old ones!

Circle K Club

CKI is more than the world’s largest student-led collegiate service organization. You gain resume worthy skills, find lifetime friends and do community service that changes lives, including your own.

Cooking Club

Cooking club is a campus organization open to students who wish to come together to share their passion for cooking, eating and food in general. Student activities include cooking, exploring unfamiliar cuisine, sharing recipes, cook-offs and demonstrating various cooking techniques. Cooking club is open to all NCCC students and does not require any culinary experience to join.

Fellowship Of Christian Athletes Club

The mission of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to present to athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, including but not limited to growing faith in all involved and transferring into real life.

Gaming Club

The Gaming Club is an NCCC organization for students who have an interest in video games. Student activities include playing, discussing, and competing in various video games of the students choosing. Gaming club is open to all NCCC students and does not require any gaming experience to join.

Honors Program

The Honors Program challenges students to take honors level courses, practice leadership skills, and experience being a member of an exciting learning community. NCCC’s Honors Program offers a unique and challenging learning experience to students with the desire to excel. Members of the program have the opportunity to enroll in special sections (via contract basis) of select general education courses that will provide a stimulating learning experience. Members will also be encouraged to realize their full potential and responsibility for leadership by studying leadership skills using current research and classic examples. They will share these experiences as a member of an exciting and committed learning community.

To graduate from NCCC as an Honors Scholar the student will:

  • complete 12 or more hours of honors courses,
  • have a minimum GPA of 3.3, and
  • fulfill all other requirements of the Honors Program.

For more information, refer to the College web site or the honors program coordinator.

Improv Club

If you love comedy and making stuff up, you’ll love being a part of this club! We meet weekly for one hour based on your schedule to rehearse and play games. We offer opportunities to attend live comedy shows, learn from professional comedians, and compete in improve competitions. No previous experiences is required. Each semester we perform an improve comedy show and/or hold an improve workshop!

International Student Club

It is the mission of the International Student Club to promote understanding and good will among students of different nations and cultures, to share ideas and diverse perspectives in solutions to identified problems.

To immerse themselves in the community, international club members participate in a variety of community services - Chanute Public Library annual book sale, Chanute Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism “event”, various radio programs and community organizations where information about specific cultures are shared. Membership is open to all students.

Literature And The Movies Club

Literature and the Movies is a club that meets once a month during the spring and fall semesters. First, students read a piece of literature. Then, the group meets to watch the movie based on the work and to compare and contrast the two.

Mary Grimes Student Nurse Association (MGSNA)

Nursing students are encouraged to become active members in MGSNA. Membership in MGSNA gives the student an opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills at a local level. MGSNA is open to students currently enrolled in the nursing program. Activities are related to school, social, and community projects. Nursing students are members of the Kansas Association of Nursing Students (KANS) organization. This organization offers the students an opportunity to develop leadership skills and become active in legislative concerns that face the nursing profession. Organizational activities may include school, social, and community projects. Health insurance coverage is available to members at a reasonable rate. Membership in KANS give the student an opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills and network with students from other schools of nursing and nurses at state and national levels. It also prepares the student to be active in a professional organization after graduation. Activities are related to school, social, and community projects.

Music Club

NCCC Vocal Ensemble, open to all students by audition, performs music from various time periods and styles each semester. This group presents on-campus and off-campus concerts, and also participates in various regional and national choral festivals.

NCCC Concert Choir is a non-auditioned chorus that performs once each semester.

NCCC Instrumental Ensemble, open to all students by audition, performs music appropriate for the instrumentalists registered for the course each semester. Styles vary from concert band and pep band music to jazz/swing/pop styles. This group presents on-campus and off-campus concerts each semester.

Panther History Club

The Panther Historian Club is a campus organization open to all students. Its objective is to provide social, career, and educational activities as they relate to the field of history and social sciences.

Panther Players

For anyone interested in participating in theatre or those who just enjoy attending theatre. Panther Players helps support NCCC’s theatre productions as well as attend other theatre productions from high school, community, college and professionals. The group meets at least once a month to discuss club business and upcoming events.

Phi Theta Kappa (ΦθK)

The purpose of the Omega Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at NCCC is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of this College.

Each year, Phi Theta Kappa encourages each community college chapter to nominate two students for Academic All-American. These two students compete nationally for honors and are automatically named to the Kansas Academic All-American team that is recognized at an awards ceremony.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa shall consist of members, provisional members, alumni members, and honorary members. See the Student Handbook for membership rules.

Sociology Club

The Sociology Club is open to any student with an interest in learning more about the field of sociology or socially relevant issues. Throughout the year some activities may include: speakers on sociological topics of interest, careers for sociology majors, social events, field trips, volunteer opportunities, and group discussions. Other activities will be determined by club members each semester. The Sociology Club is based on intersectional and inclusive ideals and welcomes all students.

Student Ambassadors

NCCC Student Ambassadors are students selected by the student services staff to represent the College at various College and community functions. Student Ambassadors also participate in various community service projects, such as reading to students at local elementary schools.

Student Senate

The Student Senate is the governing agency of the student body. Its goal is to promote student interests in all phases of campus life. The executive council of this body consists of president, vice-president, and secretary-treasurer elected by the student body in a general election.

The senators consist of two sophomores and two freshmen. One representative from each of the active clubs of the College is also a voting member. The Student Senate has the responsibility of coordinating the social functions of the College and cultivating a desirable College spirit through extracurricular activities. Each of the clubs on campus is chartered by the Student Senate.

Student Activities, Clubs And Organizations - Ottawa Campus


Neosho County Community College is dedicated to the personal development of each student. Getting involved with student life on campus is one way to develop yourself as a whole person, gain valuable out-of-the-classroom experience and connect with fellow students, faculty and staff in a friendly supportive environment.

A valuable component of your college community is through clubs and organizations sponsored by different departments or faculty members. Students interested in joining a club or organization should contact the assistant Dean for the Ottawa and Online campuses. The following clubs and organizations are active on the NCCC Ottawa campus.

Creativity Club

The Creativity Club gives students, staff, and faculty a forum to develop and showcase their creativity in many areas such as writing, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, music, poetry, arts and crafts, woodworking, and many more, as well as the opportunity to promote creativity on their campus and in their communities. Several activities and/or fundraisers are planned throughout the year, such as writing or poetry contests, unusual and traditional holiday celebrations, and book sales, among others. Student, faculty and staff networking is promoted as all are encouraged to attend and participate in the activities and fundraisers to share their creative pursuits. All students are encouraged to join and become involved in the club.

Culture Exchange Club

The Culture Exchange Club is an open organization for participants to explore and learn about diverse cultures through food, music, traditions, discussions, and other learning ventures both on and off campus. The Club is an exciting opportunity to explore new international experiences, expand cultural diversity, and broaden worldviews.

Mary Grimes Student Nurse Association (MGSNA)

Nursing students are encouraged to become active members in MGSNA. Membership in MGSNA gives the student an opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills at a local level. MGSNA is open to students currently enrolled in the nursing program. Activities are related to school, social, and community projects. Nursing students are members of the Kansas Association of Nursing Students (KANS) organization. This organization offers the students an opportunity to develop leadership skills and become active in legislative concerns that face the nursing profession. Organizational activities may include school, social, and community projects. Health insurance coverage is available to members at a reasonable rate. Membership in KANS give the student an opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills and network with students from other schools of nursing and nurses at state and national levels. It also prepares the student to be active in a professional organization after graduation. Activities are related to school, social, and community projects.

NC Scrub Club

The NC Scrub Club is the surgical technology student organization that fosters growth and strength of its members through learning and practicing leadership skills, teamwork and humanitarianism. Group activities are directed toward service to the community and promotion of the education and profession of surgical technology.

Occupational Therapy Assistant Student Organization (OTASO)

All students accepted into the occupational therapy assistant program have the opportunity to participate in the NCCC Occupational Therapy Assistant Student Organization (OTASO). Involvement in this organization gives OTA student members opportunities for: professional leadership, promoting professional awareness, promoting professional collaboration (KOTA) and organize community services opportunity. Officers are elected yearly.

Phi Theta Kappa (ΦθK)

The purpose of the Beta Nu Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at NCCC is the promotion of scholarship, the development of leadership and service, and the cultivation of fellowship among qualified students of this College.

Each year, Phi Theta Kappa encourages each community college chapter to nominate two students for Academic All-American. These two students compete nationally for honors and are automatically named to the Kansas Academic All-American team that is recognized at an awards ceremony.

Membership in Phi Theta Kappa shall consist of members, provisional members, alumni members, and honorary members. See the Student Handbook for membership rules.

Science at Home

The Science-at-Home club recognizes that Ottawa students are all commuters with family and work commitments that limit the amount of time they can spend on campus.  We provide science-based activities can take home to do when they have the time.  Typical choices will include kits or books along with supplementary information sheets and links to online resources.  We try to pick projects that appeal to a wide variety of ages so that they can be done by traditionally-aged students and also older students with young children at home.

Student Ambassadors

NCCC Student Ambassadors are students selected by the student services staff to represent the College at various College and community functions. Student Ambassadors also participate in various community service projects, such as reading to students at local elementary schools.

Student Senate

The Student Senate represents and serves the student body in order to enhance the college experience through the empowerment of all students. The Senate is committed to providing students the opportunity to be heard about current issues on campus, to propose changes for the future and to become involved in community service. The Senate promotes student, faculty and staff interaction on the Ottawa campus through a variety of social, academic and philanthropic activities. Elections are held at the beginning of each academic year.