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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 1 Notes 2 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: www.ctcd.edu/ From Web Site and/or School Catalog Driving Directions to Main Campus in Killeen Click on link at www.ctcd.edu Map of Main Campus www.ctcd.edu/camp_map.htm Map of Campus at Fort Hood www.ctcd.edu/contact/forthood_map.htm 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. 3 Notes 4 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: www.tarleton.edu/centraltexas/ 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. (over) 5 BELL COUNTY Tarleton – Central Texas (continued) Student Organizations A listing of recognized student organizations is available at the Office of Student Activities. 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: www.tarleton.edu/~leadership 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: www.tarleton.edu/~leadership Leadership Certification Programs Thompson Student Center, Room 201F Phone: 254-968-9672 Web site: www.tarleton.edu/~leadership 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 6 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: www.tarleton.edu/~stuserv/awards 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. 7 Notes 8 BELL COUNTY Temple College in Temple 2600 South First Street Temple 76504 Toll-Free: 800-460-4636 Local: 254- 298-8282 Web site: www.templejc.edu/ From Web Site and/or School Catalog Campus Map www.templejc.edu/Campus_info/CampusMap.htm 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. (over) 9 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: email@example.com. 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 Culture. 10 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 Justice. 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: www.templejc.edu/student_info/StudentClubs/DeltaEpsilonChi/DeltaEpsilonChi.htm includes photos of activities to help Hurricane Katrina victims and “adopt” families at Christmas. G-Force 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. (over) 11 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 program. 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. 12 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 www.templejc.edu/student_info/StudentClubs/PhiThetaKappa/PhiThetaKappa.html. 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. 13 Notes 14 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: 254-295-4691 Web site: www.umhb.edu/ 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 www.umhb.edu/vtour/vtour.htm 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) http://www2.umhb.edu/umhb_apps/Undergraduate_Catalog_05.pdf (over) 15 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 University 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 16 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 groups. 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. (over) 17 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- initiated! 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. 18 BOSQUE COUNTY Hill College in Clifton Clifton Campus Sunset Street Clifton 76634 Local: 254-675-6700 Web site: www.hillcollege.edu/ 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 nurses. 19 Notes 20 HILL COUNTY Hill College in Hillsboro Hillsboro Campus 112 Lamar Drive Hillsboro 76645 Local: 254-582-2555 Web site: www.hillcollege.edu/ 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. (over) 21 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 colleges) 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 22 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: www.navarrocollege.org/ From Web Site and/or School Catalog Directions to South Campus in Mexia www.navarrocollege.org/directions_mex.htm 23 Notes 24 McLENNAN COUNTY Baylor University in Waco University Parks Drive Waco 76798 Toll-Free: 800-229-5678 Local: 254- 710-1011 Department of Student Activities 254-710-2371 Bill Daniel Student Center, First Floor Web site: www.baylor.edu/ 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 activity.” Source: Full policy at www.baylor.edu/student%5Fpolicies/index.php?id=32252 (over) 25 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 function. Source: www.baylor.edu/student%5Fpolicies/index.php?id=32297 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. 26 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 www.baylor.edu/content/services/document.php?id=21328 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 27 Notes 28 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: www.mclennan.edu/ 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. (over) 29 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. 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: www.mclennan.edu/catalog/ss.php#life 30 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. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 (over) 31 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 32 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: www.tarleton.edu/~waco/ 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 and 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. 33 Notes 34 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) Hours: Monday-Thursday: 7 am - 8:pm Friday: 7 am – 7 pm Saturday & Sunday 12 noon - 6:00pm Web site: www.waco.tstc.edu/ From Web Site and/or School Catalog Campus Map: www.waco.tstc.edu/marketing/Waco%20campus%20map%20105%20PDF.pdf 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. (over) 35 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 36 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: www.navarrocollege.org/ From Web Site and/or School Catalog Directions to Corsicana Campus www.navarrocollege.org/directions_cor.htm Organizations are listed under the main categories of: Honors organizations Professional organizations Religious organizations Social / service organizations: Performing groups Athletic teams 37 Notes
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