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Colleges and Universities in ESC Region 12


									Colleges & Universities
  in ESC Region 12
                           Colleges & Universities in ESC Region 12

Colleges & Universities in ESC Region 12 will help you identify student organizations
that may be willing and able to provide goods and/or services that will give your kids a
helping hand.

                                                  Quick Index

County / Campus ................................................................................. Page

Bell County
      Central Texas College in Killeen ................................................................3
      Tarleton – Central Texas in Killeen ............................................................5
      Temple College in Temple ..........................................................................9
      University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton ............................................15

Bosque County
     Hill College in Clifton ..............................................................................19

Hill County
       Hill College in Hillsboro ...........................................................................21

Limestone County
     Navarro College in Mexia .........................................................................23

McLennan County
     Baylor University in Waco .......................................................................25
     McLennan Community College and University Center in Waco .............29
     Tarleton State University in Waco ............................................................33
     Texas State Technical College in Waco ...................................................35

Navarro County
      Navarro College in Corsicana ...................................................................37


                                    BELL COUNTY

                      Central Texas College in Killeen
6200 W Central TX Expressway
Killeen 76540

Toll-Free: 800-223-4760
Local: 254-526-7161

Web site:

                   From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Driving Directions to Main Campus in Killeen
Click on link at

Map of Main Campus

Map of Campus at Fort Hood
The Visitor Control Center on Fort Hood is
at the main gate, just off of Highway 190.

Headquartered between Killeen and Copperas Cove, Texas, CTC operates six campuses:
the Continental Campus, the Europe Campus, the Fort Hood and Service Area Campus,
the Navy Campus, and the Pacific Far East Campus. These campuses provide support to
over 140,000 students worldwide. Campuses may offer the full range of degree programs
and services or only those identified through local needs assessments or based on local
contractual agreements.

The Fort Hood Campus offers five 8-week terms throughout the year. Most courses are
taught after duty hours, at lunchtime, or on the weekends. The courses are available to
active duty, retired military, and civilians.


                                    BELL COUNTY

                     Tarleton – Central Texas in Killeen
1901 South Clear Creek Road
Killeen 76549

School Relations: 800-687-4878
Student Services: 254-519-5467

Web site:

                  From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Tarleton State University - Central Texas was born in the spirit of community
cooperation on September 1, 1999, becoming the newest member of The Texas A&M
University System as a part of Tarleton State University's multiple outreach programs.

Tarleton - Central Texas is an upper-level institution offering bachelor's and master's
degrees. Students include community college graduates and transfer students, working
adults, active military service members, and returning students who are pursuing degrees,
fulfilling career educational requirements, or attending classes for personal enrichment.
As a result, classes are offered at several convenient sites, including area community
colleges, high schools, and Fort Hood, in order to accommodate both full and part-time
students and to serve the entire Central Texas area.

Volunteer Center
Thompson Student Center, Room 201
Phone: 254-968-9490

The Volunteer Center is a clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities on a local, state
and national level. The center and the web site provide lists service opportunities for
individuals, groups, and organizations.


                                     BELL COUNTY

                       Tarleton – Central Texas (continued)

                                Student Organizations
A listing of recognized student organizations is available at the Office of Student

                     Activities and Leadership Opportunities

Tarleton Roundup
Thompson Student Center, Room 201F
Phone: 254-968-9672
Tarleton Roundup is a day in which students give back to the community. Students
provide service to the residents of the surrounding community by performing tasks
from painting to pulling weeds. It is the students’ chance to lend a helping hand to the
community in which they live.

Greek Life
Thompson Student Center, Room 105A
Phone: 254-968-9080
Web site:
Greek Life at Tarleton provides many opportunities for leadership and campus/
community involvement. Groups range from social to social/professional and offer
numerous activities that include philanthropies, team building events, and social
gatherings. The abundant number of fraternities and sororities on campus allow students
the opportunity to select one that will best fit their needs.

Office of Student Leadership Programs
Thompson Student Center, Room 105A
Phone: 254-968-9080
Web site:

Leadership Certification Programs
Thompson Student Center, Room 201F
Phone: 254-968-9672
Web site:
The Leadership Certification Program is the most elite and comprehensive leadership
training Tarleton offers. Students involved in this program generally have a desire to
expand their knowledge of leadership theories and have a strong commitment to be
leaders on campus and in the community. The program consists of one year of training,
beginning with a retreat and followed by weekly one and a half hour workshops. The
workshops generally pertain to advanced leadership topics and are often presented by
members themselves. Before graduation participants must plan and implement a

                                   BELL COUNTY

                      Tarleton – Central Texas (continued)

community service project requiring 25-30 hours to complete. Upon completion of
the program, members receive certification on their academic transcript and a seal for
their diploma. Applications for membership are accepted every spring semester to begin
the program the following fall semester.

Leadership and Service Awards
Web site:
The Division of Student Services hosts the annual Leadership and Services Awards
ceremony to honor those who exemplify the “Best of Tarleton.” Annual awards include
Freshman Participation Award, Sophomore Participation Award, Award for Fraternal
Excellence, Program of the Year, May Jones Adviser of the Year, John Tarleton Spirit
Awards, W.O. and Florene Trogdon Individual Service Awards, W.O. and Florene
Trogdon Individual Service Award, W.O. and Florene Trogdon Organizational Service
Award, Sen. Robert Glasgow Award and the Student Life Award.


                                    BELL COUNTY

                           Temple College in Temple
2600 South First Street
Temple 76504

Toll-Free: 800-460-4636
Local: 254- 298-8282

Web site:

                    From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Campus Map

A two-year community college, Temple College offers programs that provide:
    Courses to prepare students to pursue a baccalaureate or higher degree in
      numerous professional fields, including medicine, law, education, business,
      engineering, and the arts
    Technical training in Health Professions, Computer Information Systems,
      Computer Assisted Design and GIS, Criminal Justice, Business and Management,
      and Early Childhood Development
    Short-term training or re-training in a specific field, in partnership with local
      business and industry
    Adult Basic Education, English as a Second Language, and G.E.D. preparation
    Continuing education courses

Downtown Center
The Temple College Downtown Center,
located at 101 North Main, houses the
Business Growing Center and the Business
Information Center as well as the offices for
the Temple College Advancement, Business
and Community Education Division and the
Computer-Aided Design Department.


                                   BELL COUNTY

                            Temple College (continued)

The Business Growing Center is a collaborative effort of Temple College, the City of
Temple, Temple Economic Development Corporation, Temple Chamber of Commerce,
and McLennan Community College Small Business Development Center and the U. S.
Small Business Administration (SBA).

                               Clubs & Organizations
American Design & Drafting Association (ADDA)
The Temple College student chapter of American Design & Drafting Association, a
nationally recognized professional organization, began in the fall of 2000. The purpose
of this organization is to provide information on advances in computer-aided
design/drafting, and to serve as a professional organization for students interested in
design/drafting, engineering, and to prepare members for job placement. Majors in the
following fields typically belong to this club: Manufacturing Technology, Electronics
Technology, CAD, Architecture, Civil, GIS, Machine Design and pre-engineering. This
organization participates in school events and works in the community while promoting
the Computer Aided Design Drafting profession. Membership is open to all individuals
working in the design/drafting industry as well as educators, students, and educational
institutions. E-mail:

Association of Respiratory Care Students (ARCS)
This organization is designed to promote interest and awareness in Respiratory Therapy,
to further awareness of technological advancements, and to broaden the scope of study in
Respiratory Therapy. Its membership is restricted to those students enrolled in the TC
Respiratory Therapy program. The honor society is Lambda Beta.

Association of Student Surgical Technologists (ASST)
This organization is designed to promote interest in surgical technology and to further
members’ awareness of technological advancements through workshops, meetings, and
visits to medical centers. Membership is restricted to those students enrolled in the
Temple College Surgical Technology program.

Black-American Culture Club (BACC)
Organized in 1975, this organization sponsors programs and educational activities of
Black-American culture to enhance the overall race relations program at Temple College.
Membership is open to all Temple College students interested in Black-American

                                     BELL COUNTY

                             Temple College (continued)

Chess and Gaming Club
This club is for students interested in promoting gaming. . It holds tournaments open to
Temple College students. This club promotes social interaction between students,
performs community services, and supports the College in its efforts. This club is open to
all students of the College.

Criminal Justice Club
The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club is to give students with similar goals the
opportunity to join together for social and professional functions. Joining together with
Law Enforcement agencies in the community provides a better understanding of the
complex problems facing Law Enforcement today. Students wishing to become members
must be enrolled in Temple College, either taking courses or majoring in Criminal

Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX)
Delta Epsilon Chi is open to any Temple College student interested in management,
marketing, and distribution. It lists among its purposes the further development in
education of programs in management, marketing, and distribution, as well as the
promotion of understanding and appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in the
free competitive enterprise system. For more information, please contact Hal Ward at
298-8636. Web site at:
includes photos of activities to help Hurricane Katrina victims and “adopt” families
at Christmas.

The purpose of this organization is to raise awareness among students and their families
and other influences about the benefits of higher education and how to prepare for it
academically and financially, and to motivate students to pursue higher education. This
organization is open to any students of the College.

Physics Club
This club is for students interested in physics and engineering. Students taking any of the
physics courses at TC typically belong to this club, although any student is welcome. The
club conducts meetings during which physics views of interests are discussed. The club
also sponsors field trips to nearby scientific sites of interest and to meetings of the Texas
Section of the Society of Physics Students, of which the club is affiliated.


                                    BELL COUNTY

                             Temple College (continued)

Society of Latin-American Culture (SOLAC)
The purpose of this club is to cultivate a better understanding of the Latin-American
culture and its relation to the students and the community, to perform services related to
the College and the community, to promote more interest in Spanish, and to encourage
Latin-Americans to continue their education. Membership is open to all students
officially enrolled at Temple College and those specifically interested in the Latin-
American culture.

Associate Degree Nursing Student Organization (ADNSO) and Association of
Student Vocational Nurses (ASVN)
Membership in these two organizations is restricted to students currently enrolled in the
Associate Degree Nursing Program and to students currently enrolled in the Vocational
Nursing Program, respectively. The purpose of both organizations is to promote
understanding of the nursing fields and related areas and to further the members’
awareness in technological advancements through workshops, meetings, and visits to
medical centers and nursing seminars.

Student American Dental Hygienists Association (SADHA)
The purpose of this organization is to cultivate, promote and sustain the art and science of
dental hygiene, to represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of dental
hygiene profession, and to contribute toward the improvement of the oral health of the
public. This organization is open to students who are enrolled in the Dental Hygiene

Temple College Democrats
The purpose of this club is to support and promote ideas of the National Democratic
Party, recognizing the humanitarian concern for the equal rights and opportunities of all
people as a primary concern of government. This club is open to any student Democrat
at Temple College.

Temple College Literary Club
This club is for any Temple College student who writes and enjoys literature. This club
provides an outlet for creative writing for a literary magazine called STONES, which
gives students a place to share their work and receive feedback from fellow writers and
poets, and to train future writers and poets for self-publishing ventures and /or
professional writing.

                                    BELL COUNTY

                             Temple College (continued)

Honor Societies

Phi Theta Kappa
This national junior college honorary scholastic society granted Lambda Theta, the local
chapter, a charter on November 17, 1960. Members are selected on the basis of character,
citizenship, and scholarship. Current service projects (e.g. Ronald McDonald House)
listed at

Psi Beta
This national honor society in psychology for community colleges is designed to
stimulate, encourage, and recognize scholarship and interest in psychology. To be eligible
for membership, a student must have completed one course of psychology with a “B” or
better and have an overall GPA of 3.0.

Religious Organizations

Baptist Student Ministries (BSM)
Organized in January of 1964, the BSU was the first religious organization affiliated with
the College. The purpose of this group is to provide weekly programs of worship,
inspiration, and study that will be in keeping with Christian living. BSM is a Christian
student organization open to all students regardless of their denominational affiliation.

Student Affairs Organizations

Student Government Association
The objectives of the Student Government Association are to assist in the development of
the student body, coordinate student activities, seek an understanding of and a solution to
student problems, to serve as the coordinating body of the social/service organizations,
and to provide student input into the administration of Temple College.


                                    BELL COUNTY

               University of Mary Hardin Baylor in Belton
900 College Street
Belton 76513

Toll-Free: 800-727-8642
Local: 254-295-8642
Local from Killeen and
 Copperas Cove: 254-698-8543
Office of Campus Activities:

Web site:

                     From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Driving Directions to Campus
Take I-35 to the 294B exit.
Go west on 6th Avenue toward Belton.
Turn right on Main Street.
Turn left on 10th Avenue into campus.

Campus Map and Virtual Tour

Opportunities for spiritual growth can be
found in:
    Campus Baptist Young Women
       (the Visionaries)
    the Newman Club
    the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
    the Nurses' Christian Fellowship
    Crusaders for Christ
    mission trips, summer mission experiences, summer employment in churches and
       Christian camps, and various Bible studies on campus.
       Source: From online catalog (pages 12-13)


                                     BELL COUNTY

                   University of Mary Hardin Baylor (continued)

                                       Student Life

The Student Life staff supports the mission
and purpose of the University of Mary
Hardin-Baylor. Their programs, policies, and
personnel decisions reflect their commitment
to UMHB’s distinctive Baptist heritage and
Christian approach to higher education.
Student Life also provides a comprehensive program which is focused on the total
(spiritual, physical, social, cultural, and academic) development of each student.

Major Goals of Student Life:
      Involve students in activities, programs, and relationships which promote the
       development of the whole person
      Develop student leadership
      Provide a campus environment conducive to the purpose and mission of the
      Develop, maintain, and administer an appropriate discipline program;
      Provide staff development opportunities
      Assist in University student retention
      Provide students an opportunity for the practical application of what is learned in
       the classroom
      Provide a balance of challenge and support designed to enhance students’
       educational growth and development

In addition, the Student Life staff view themselves as educators who, along with the
faculty and others, are concerned with the development of each student through
programming and policies. The “classroom” for the Student Life staff may be a residence
hall, an office, the gymnasium, an athletic field, the student center, or wherever students
and staff are gathered to plan, promote, and conduct activities for student enjoyment,
enrichment, and entertainment.

Student Life activities at UMHB include those designed to provide leadership training,
recreational opportunities, social skills development, spiritual growth, and intellectual
stimulation; to allow the pursuit of individual interests; and to foster a better
understanding of the world and of one’s self.

Campus Activities
Activities for students are planned and coordinated through the Office of Campus
Activities (Information Station located in the Mabee Student Center). This office
produces a yearly calendar that lists a variety of the events that occur throughout the year,
including club and organizational meetings, intercollegiate athletic schedules, and special

                                    BELL COUNTY

                  University of Mary Hardin Baylor (continued)

seasonal events. A monthly calendar that updates the existing information for events and
adds new meetings and activities is published the first of each month during the fall and
spring semesters. Many of these activities such as Easter Pageant, Play Day, Charter Day,
and most sports events, movies, and concerts are free to students. Other activities such as
play-off games, Miss Mary Hardin-Baylor Pageant, and off-campus events like the trip to
Independence, Texas, require a nominal fee. The Campus Activities Board and Concert
Company are student organizations that plan and staff many different activities and
concerts for students and their families throughout the year. Membership is open to all
students during the fall welcome week and spring registration.

Campus Ministries
Campus ministries available for student involvement include revivals, missions week,
world hunger week, mission trips, and community service opportunities which are all led
by student steering committees. There are also student-led Bible studies and prayer

Christian Citizenship
The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is a historic Christian university, founded in 1845
under a charter from the Republic of Texas. UMHB accepts students of all faiths or
persuasions, but attendance at the University should be understood by all as a statement
of agreement to live in accordance with the regulations governing the campus
community. The spirit of this Christian behavior is demonstrated in speech, dress,
attitudes, integrity, honesty in academic and personal activities, and respect for the
property and rights of others as well as respect for the officials of the University. This
applies both to on-campus and off-campus life.

Baptist Student Ministry
The Baptist Student Ministry seeks to engage the campus community in relationships and
activities that encourage all to grow in knowing and loving God and people. Events and
groups sponsored by BSM challenges students to respond to God by faith, grow in grace,
and serve in love. BSM is student-led, campus-connected, church-related, intent on
cultivating life-long, lifestyle, disciple-making Christ-followers who move out into his
globe and their worlds to love well.

BSM sponsors weekly opportunities for worship (FOCUS), ministry, Bible study, prayer,
and fellowship. Local and global service options help students discover and develop the
gifts they have to give to others. Focused spiritual growth events, such as conferences,
retreats, and mission trips, are regularly available.


                                    BELL COUNTY

                  University of Mary Hardin Baylor (continued)

Groups include Ministry Leadership Council, Freshman Ministry, and In His Grip
(drama). There are special opportunities for athletes, Internationals, commuters, and
women (IMAGE), and men (Campus Boys) to gather and connect. Area ministries
include children, hospital, community service, JAIL, and Juvenile Probation. Expand
your worldview through Missions Emphasis Week, Spring Break, Summer Missions, and
Disciple Now leadership. We are open to beginning new ministries that are student-

BSM works cooperatively with churches and supportively with other campus ministries.
We welcome the participation of students from various denominational backgrounds.

BSM is located at the Cornerstone, located at 8th & Pearl Street.

                                  BOSQUE COUNTY

                               Hill College in Clifton
Clifton Campus
Sunset Street
Clifton 76634

Local: 254-675-6700

Web site:

                  From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Hill College, a comprehensive community college, accepts as its mission the task of
providing high quality comprehensive educational programs and services to the citizens
of our service areas, which includes Hill, Johnson, Bosque, Somervell, and Hood
Counties. Campuses are located in Hillsboro, Cleburne, Glen Rose, and Clifton. A The
schools “Virtual Campus” is accessible from anywhere.

 Through comprehensive educational programs and services, which include technical,
occupational, general educational, and college transfer curricula, the college strives to
enhance the educational, cultural and economic development of our service area and to
assist both individuals and groups to prepare themselves for a more responsible and
productive life.

The Jerry Wallace Norton Campus in Clifton is mainly for students training to be


                                     HILL COUNTY

                             Hill College in Hillsboro
Hillsboro Campus
112 Lamar Drive
Hillsboro 76645

Local: 254-582-2555

Web site:

                    From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Hill College, a comprehensive community college, accepts as its mission the task of
providing high quality comprehensive educational programs and services to the citizens
of our service areas, which includes Hill, Johnson, Bosque, Somervell, and Hood
Counties. Campuses are located in Hillsboro, Cleburne, Glen Rose, and Clifton. A The
schools “Virtual Campus” is accessible from anywhere.

 Through comprehensive educational programs and services, which include technical,
occupational, general educational, and college transfer curricula, the college strives to
enhance the educational, cultural and economic development of our service area and to
assist both individuals and groups to prepare themselves for a more responsible and
productive life.


                                    HILL COUNTY

                       Hill College in Hillsboro (continued)

Core Values:
   Integrity
   Educational Excellence
   Student Success
   Respect (includes respecting differences,
      caring, and being
      "grounded in tradition”)
   Enthusiasm
   Collaboration (includes civic
      responsibility, communications,
      responsiveness, and innovation
      through creativity)

           Student Clubs (listed in the college’s 2005-2007 catalog)
Campus clubs are organized to develop leadership, to foster cooperative group activity,
and to meet social needs. Club meetings are held at the activity period on a schedule
prepared for the entire semester by the Student Congress, class organizations, and other
activity groups. Social activities are under the supervision of the respective Student
Services official with their prior approval. The clubs to be organized during the year
depend upon the interests of the students.

      Agriculture Rodeo Club
      Baptist Student Ministries
      Computer Science Club
      Drama Club
      Fellowship of Christian Athletes
      International Club
      Phi Theta Kappa ((honorary scholarship society for community and technical
      Psi Beta (psychology honor society for community and junior college students)
      Sigma Phi Omega
      United Christian Fellowship
      Young Democrats Club
      Young Republicans Club

   Performing Arts Organizations
    The Hill College Symphonic Wind Ensemble
    The Hill College Chorale
    The Hill Players

                            LIMESTONE COUNTY

                            Navarro College
                         South Campus in Mexia
901 North MLK Jr. Highway
Mexia 76667

Local: 254-562-3848

      Main Campus in Corsicana: see page 37.

Web site:

                From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Directions to South Campus in Mexia


                                   McLENNAN COUNTY

                             Baylor University in Waco
University Parks Drive
Waco 76798

Toll-Free: 800-229-5678
Local: 254- 710-1011

Department of Student Activities
   Bill Daniel Student Center, First Floor

Web site:

                   From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Driving Directions to Campus
Exit 335-B off I-35 (Right onto University Parks Drive)

Campus Facilities Use and Campus Solicitation Policy

“Baylor University is a private university controlled by an all-Baptist
board of regents operated within the Christian-oriented aims and ideals
of Baptists, and affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas,
a cooperative association of autonomous Texas Baptist churches.
Accordingly, the campus is private property; and no party may enter or
remain upon it without the consent of the University.” This includes
anyone using “persuasion or entreaty to promote … a service or
Source: Full policy at


                                 McLENNAN COUNTY

                            Baylor University (continued)

Excerpts from Policies for Student Organizations – Scheduling and
Implementing Events:

B. . . . service projects do not need to be submitted to the calendar of events if they are
submitted on the registration form in Student Activities.

D. An application for a university event must be received, completed, and filed with the
Department of Student Activities. Approval may only be given by the director of Student
Activities after a student organization advisor has approved the event application. In
the case of a jointly sponsored event, an advisor from each involved group must approve
the application.

G. General rules applying to all situations:
   2. No chartered organization, including sororities and fraternities, may own or lease
   any form of a facility off campus.
   3. Student organization advisors are to be in attendance for the duration of all off-
   campus events, including overnight events.

H. Rules applying to off-campus events:
   1. Every off-campus event, recreation, service project . . . must be scheduled in the
   Department of Student Activities.
   2. After approval has been given, an off-campus facility may be reserved for a

The official calendar of events is kept by the Department of Student Activities. The
calendar is available for viewing on the Student Activities web page.

From the School of Social Work’s BSW Student Handbook:

Building Communities as the Focus of Practice
"Community" is a fragile and fundamental resource, particularly for
vulnerable families and population groups. . . . the Baylor program
defines community as the set of personal contacts through which
persons and families receive and give emotional and interpersonal
support and nurture, material aid and services, information, and new
social contacts.

                                  McLENNAN COUNTY

                            Baylor University (continued)

The development, strengthening, and empowerment of communities are critical for
individuals and families in an age of managed care, mobility, devolution of public social
welfare programs, and increasing social fragmentation. Within the classroom and in
internship settings, Baylor social work students learn to build on the strengths of persons,
families, and communities, and to contribute to the development of communities which
are healthy, safe, socially and spiritually nurturing, and opportunity-enriched.
   Source: School of Social Work’s BSW Student Handbook, page 7

Student Organizations

   Organizations are listed alphabetically under the main categories of:
       Academic and Professional Organizations
       Departmental and University Organizations
       Honor Societies
       Music and Performing Arts Organizations
       Political Organizations
       Religious Organizations
       Residence Council
       Service Organizations
       Fraternities and Sororities
       Special Interest Organizations
       Spirit, Sport and Recreational Organizations


                                   McLENNAN COUNTY

  McLennan Community College and University Center in Waco
1400 College Drive
Waco 76708

Local: 254-299-8622

Student Activities Office
2nd. Floor of the Student Center

Web site:

                 From Web Site and/or School Catalog

The Waco Tribune-Herald calls the
University Center at MCC "a visionary
quest-the biggest development in higher
education since McLennan Community
College and Texas State Technical
College arrived (in Waco) 35 years ago."

It has long been a fact of life in Central
Texas that students who have worked to
achieve an associate's degree from MCC
or another two-year college have been
hindered in their pursuit of a bachelor's
degree because of financial or logistical
constraints. For people who are juggling jobs, families and school, it is simply not
possible to commute one or two hours several times a week to attend an affordable four-
year college. The University Center changed all that.

The University Center at MCC is a partnership between MCC and 4-year state
institutions offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, as well as advanced
certificates, on the MCC campus. Classes are taught in Waco by visiting professors, in
two-way interactive classrooms, or over the Internet. Courses are offered in a sequence
and meet at night or on weekends to accommodate the schedules of working adults.


                                McLENNAN COUNTY

                   McLennan Community College (continued)

What is the University Center? The University Center isn't a place, it's an idea … an idea
whose time has come for residents of Central Texas. Does this mean MCC is becoming a
four-year college? In a word - no! The University Center is a partnership between MCC
and four-year institutions that agree to offer a complete bachelor's degree program on the
MCC campus. The four-year universities are responsible for their degrees, and are fully
accredited by state and national organizations. They provide all highly qualified faculty
who are held to the highest standards, just as if the courses were being taught at the home

                               Campus Organizations

Formalized policies and procedures for organizing and operating campus groups are
published in the student handbook, the Highlander Guide.

Campus student organization meetings and other student events are coordinated by the
Office of Student Activities and are published on the Student Activities web site. All
student activities must be cleared through this office. Organizations approved by the
College have the privilege of using College facilities and the College name in publicizing
their activities. The following are examples of the types of organizations available for
student involvement:

Honorary Societies: Excellence in general academic achievement and the attainment of
notable proficiency in certain subject areas are emphasized. Phi Theta Kappa is the
national junior college scholastic fraternity. Other honor societies include: Psi Beta, the
national honor society in psychology in community and junior colleges; Mu Alpha Theta,
math honor society; and Kappa Delta, English honor society.

Subject-Area Groups: These groups emphasize various subject or professional areas of
interest. These include Psi Beta (Psychology), Data Processing Management Association,
Nursing Student Association, Press Club, MEISA (Music and Entertainment Industry
Student Association), Physical Therapy Association, Rho Kappa Pi (Respiratory Therapy
Association), and others.

Special-Interest Groups: These groups include students who are interested in theatre, art
and multicultural activities.

Religious Groups: Members of the different religious faiths are permitted to meet as
organized groups. Example: Baptist Student Ministry.
Web site:

                                McLENNAN COUNTY

                   McLennan Community College (continued)

Student Organizations
      Antioch Campus Ministry
      Baptist Student Ministry
      Black Student Association
      Epsilon Delta Pi (Computer Infomation Systems)
      International Students Association (see page 32 for more info.)
      The Journey - Methodist Student Ministry
      M.E.N.C. (Music Teachers)
      Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society)
      Non-Traditional Students Association (see below for more info.)
      Phi-Theta Kappa International Honor Society (see page 32 for more info)
      Physical Therapy Assistant Club
      Press Club (The Highland Herald Newspaper)
      Psi Beta (Psychology Honor Society)
      Rho Kappa Pi (Respiratory Therapy)
      Sigma Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice)
      Sigma Rhomeo
      Student Government Association
      Student Nursing Association
      Vet Tech Club

Non-Traditional Student Association
The Non-Traditional Student Association is a support group for students at McLennan
Community College who are older, returning, or who have families. Non-Traditional
students usually have a different outlook and different needs than conventional students.
The Non-Traditional Student Association offer these students social events, service
opportunities, seminars targeted for their specific needs, and academic support.

Programs and Activities include:
 Monthly Movie Night
 Monthly Bowling Night
 Semester Parties
 Field Trips to Ball Games
 Non-Trad Scholarship Program
 Health Seminars targeted for
   Non-Trad Students
 Financial Aid Seminars
 Mentoring Program
 Orientation Program
 Civic Activities


                               McLENNAN COUNTY

                   McLennan Community College (continued)

International Students Association
    Serve as mentors to incoming students
    Help international students adjust to MCC, Waco and the American culture
    Educate all students about other cultures
    Participate in community service

Last year the club had members from 15 countries including: Algeria, China, Columbia,
Ecuador, Egypt, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Russia, Ukraine, United
States, Uzbekistan, and Zimbabwe.

Past Activities Include: Potluck
Dinners, Game Nights, Christmas
Party & Dinner, Texas Ranger
Baseball Game, Casa Ole' Fund-
raiser, Baby Shower, Food Drive
for Needy MCC students, Pizza
Party - for Most Food Collected in
Food Drive, Info Tables at various
events, Global Community
Workshop (co-sponsored by Phi
Theta Kappa), Soccer Booth at
Annual Highland Games,
Volunteer Work at World
Hunger Farm, End of Year Party

Phi Theta Kappa (Discussion Forum)
PKT Office phone: 254-299-8446

Benefits of Membership:
    Scholarships
    Volunteerism
    Awards
    Transcript Stamp
    Graduation Stole

                                McLENNAN COUNTY

                     Tarleton State University in Waco
The University Center @ MCC
1400 College Drive
Waco 76708

Toll-Free: 866-687-9226
Local: 254-299-8361

Web site:

                  From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Tarleton State University - Waco offers three undergraduate degrees, five graduate
degrees and two certification options.

                                         Tarleton Waco operates at
                                          the University Center at
                                       McLennan Community College
                                       the Region XII Service Center.

Tarleton’s Center for Instructional Technology and Distributed Education (CITDE).
Tarleton has a dedicated faculty and staff that are committed to providing students with
an outstanding educational experience at a time and place that is convenient for the
learner. Our programs and courses are currently offered in three formats - Web-based,
Interactive Television, and Off-campus face-to-face.

The CITDE manages and coordinates nine on-campus ITV classrooms and/or meeting
rooms, two ITV classrooms at the Tarleton Central Texas in Killeen, one ITV classroom
at the Fort Worth Med-tech Center, one ITV classroom at the Gatesville Library in
Gatesville, and two ITV classroom at Howard Payne College in Brownwood.


                                McLENNAN COUNTY

                  Texas State Technical College in Waco
3801 Campus Drive
Waco 76705

Toll-Free: 800-792-8784
Local: 254-799-3611

Student Activities Office:
   254- 867-3606
   300 Campus Drive (in the Murray Watson Jr. Student
       Recreation Center, located across from the Student
       Services Center)
       Monday-Thursday: 7 am - 8:pm
       Friday: 7 am – 7 pm
       Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 6:00pm

Web site:

                  From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Campus Map:

Driving Directions:
When driving on I-35, take exit 342-A about 5
miles north of Waco. Follow the TSTC signs east
from the interstate and you’ll find the main
entrance on your right.

Texas State Technical College System is a state-supported, coeducational two-year
institution offering occupationally oriented programs with supporting academic course
work, emphasizing highly specialized advanced and emerging technical and vocational
areas for certificates or associate degrees. The college works in close collaboration with
business, industry, governmental agencies, and communities, including public and private
secondary and post secondary educational institutions.


                                 McLENNAN COUNTY

                    Texas State Technical College (continued)

                          Student Clubs and Organizations

Student clubs and organizations provide many opportunities for students to get involved
in campus activities. Some clubs and organizations focus on particular professional
fields, while others relate to more general interests, hobbies, and support services.
Each club or organization must have a faculty/staff advisor and must be approved
annually by the Dean of Students.

More information about student clubs and organizations is available at the Student
Activities Office.

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC)

Office Phone: 254-867-3634
Location: Corner of Carswell and Perrin Streets
Office hours:
   Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm

The Women's Resource Center, a comprehensive support system for all students
regardless of the gender, offers a foundation that they can build upon and draw from as
they pursue an education in technical and non-traditional fields. For those who enroll in
technical education programs at the College, the center can help build self-esteem, self-
confidence and good study skills. The center offers the following services: leadership and
training sessions; women's issues counseling; financial planning and assistance; help with
parenting skills and issues; aid in locating and securing child day care services; assistance
in providing for transportation needs; counseling to help with time management;
information and referral to social service agencies; survival skills seminars; networking
and mentoring; support groups; and job placement assistance.

The WRC has a Food Pantry and Clothes Closet is located in the center.
It is open from 8 am to 5 pm weekdays to serve TSTC Waco students.
Campus Closet: 254-867-3091

                                NAVARRO COUNTY

                        Navarro College in Corsicana
3200 West 7th Avenue
Corsicana 75110

Toll-Free: 800-628-2776 (800-NAVARRO)
Local: 903-875-7339
Student Relations Office: 903-875-7343

South Campus in Mexia: see page 23.

Web site:

                   From Web Site and/or School Catalog

Directions to Corsicana Campus

   Organizations are listed under the main categories of:
           Honors organizations
           Professional organizations
           Religious organizations
           Social / service organizations:
           Performing groups
           Athletic teams


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