Student Handbook 2023-24 
    
    Jul 12, 2024  
Student Handbook 2023-24

Office of Student Life


The Office of Student Life (OSL) promotes the development and success of our students by providing opportunities for meaningful, diverse connections, personal and professional leadership and growth, and community engagement and service. The Office of Student Life is managed by the Student Life Coordinator and the First Year Experience (FYE) Coordinator, with the support of Student Life mentors.

Programs and Student Resources

The student life office includes the following programs and resources:

  • Food Pantry
  • Lending Library
  • New Student Orientation
  • First Year Experience (FYE) Program
  • Associated Students of Klamath Community College (ASKCC) - student government
  • Campus Clubs and Organizations
  • Student Leadership Development
  • Volunteer Badgers (Community Service Program)
  • Diversity and Multicultural Programs
  • Student Wellness Programs
  • Student Engagement and Events
  • Student Involvement in Campus Governance

Location

The Office of Student Life is located in Building 4 - stop by in person or contact by phone at 541-880-2355 or email: studentlife@klamathcc.edu.
Student Life Coordinator: 541-880-2321
First-Year Experience Coordinator: 541-880-2207

Student Life Mentors

Student Life mentors are paid student leadership positions within the Office of Student Life. These students gain valuable peer leadership experience through planning and hosting events such as Monte Carlo Night, Fall Family Festival, cultural events, and more. Student Life mentors also provide first-contact customer service for all visitors in Student Life.

For more information on how to get involved as a Student Life mentor, visit the Office of Student Life in Building 4 or call 541-880-2355.

Food Pantry 

For food and hygiene product assistance, visit the OSL in Building 4, call 541-880-2355, email food.pantry@ASKCC.klamathcc.edu or fill out the form here: https://www.klamathcc.edu/en-US/Students/Food-Pantry Students can receive a food package twice each month.

Textbook Lending Library

The OSL has a small variety of textbooks available for students to check out for free. Visit the office for more information.

New Student Orientation (NSO)

New Student Orientation (NSO) is an introduction to Klamath Community College that takes place prior to the start of each term. NSO is a mandatory event, which includes an overview of college resources, expectations for students, tips for success, and financial aid information. It provides new students with an opportunity to connect with college staff and faculty, as well as other students on campus. All credit students planning to enroll in a degree, certificate, or diploma program and who are new to KCC, are required to attend an NSO session prior to the start of their first term.

Associated Students of Klamath Community College (ASKCC)

As the student government on campus, ASKCC advocates for the student body at local, state and federal levels, creating opportunities for community engagement and providing access to resources based on individual and collective student needs.

Advocacy • Service • Knowledge • Community • Connection

Through involvement with student government, members have a lasting impact on the student experience at Klamath Community College through representing the student body in developing programs and resources for all. Students may also gain valuable leadership skills, develop friendships, and establish beneficial contacts with college faculty, staff, and community members. For more information about student government, stop by the Office of Student Life (Building 4) or call ASKCC at 541-880-2321.

Registered Student Organizations

Student organizations and campus clubs are student-led organizations supported by faculty or staff advisors and ASKCC. Participating in clubs allows students to get involved, connect with other students, and to join in club-sponsored activities and programs. Opportunities to be involved in campus-wide initiatives and club fairs also exist.

Clubs currently recognized at KCC:

  • Klamath Student Nursing Society                  
  • Emergency Response and Human Services Operations Club                  
  • Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
  • Science Club
  • Rainbow Club
  • Klamath Collegiate Farm Bureau
  • Latinx Club
  • Indigenous People Club

Previously recognized Clubs/Organizations

  • Soccer Club 
  • Astronomy Club
  • Diversity Club
  • National Society of Leadership & Success (NSLS)
  • Outdoor Adventure Club
  • Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
  • Table Top Gaming Club
  • Runners Club
  • Technology Club
  • Music Club
  • Psychology Club

If you have an idea for a new club, stop by the Office of Student Life (Building 4) or call ASKCC at 541-880-2321.

Freedom of Association

Students bring a variety of interests to Klamath Community College. Members of the college community may organize and join collegiate associations to promote common interests, subject to the following consideration: The membership, policies and actions of a student organization typically are determined by a vote of individuals who hold bona fide membership in the college community.

As a condition of institutional recognition, student organizations are required to submit criteria for membership as outlined in the charter process designated by the Office of Student Life.

  1. Student organizations typically choose their own college advisor, though some advisors may be assigned. Clubs recognized by the College must have an advisor who is a full-time college employee. College staff and faculty members who accept the responsibility to advise student organizations have an obligation to protect general interests of the College.
  2. Student organizations, including those affiliated with an external organization, are open to all students without respect to age, disability, national origin, race, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, or gender, in accordance with federal and state laws. However, specific organization criteria may limit membership options (e.g., grade point average).
  3. Students and student organizations may examine and discuss a variety of topics and express opinions publicly and privately. They may support causes by orderly means that do not disrupt college operations. At the same time, it should be made clear to the academic and public community that in public expressions, students or student organizations speak for themselves and not as representatives of the College.

Student Leadership Workshop Series

The Office of Student Life hosts workshops to encourage student learning beyond the classroom. These workshops are free and open to students at any level in their leadership journey. Potential topics include effective communication, informed decision making, emotional intelligence, and other helpful areas. For more information, or to suggest a topic for a workshop, visit the Office of Student Life in Building 4 or call the Student Life coordinator at 541-880-2321.