Student Organizations and Activities

GCC 2018-19 Catalog - Page 22

Student Organizations and Activities RIGHT OF REVISION

The college reserves the right to change without notice

any curriculum, courses, faculty, tuition, fees, policies and rules.

If courses and curriculum changes take place after students

commence a program of study, the college will make efforts to

implement the changes in the student’s best interest.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS

AND ACTIVITIES

PHI THETA KAPPA

Gogebic Community College has instituted the Alpha Rho Chi

Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society. To be

eligible for active membership in Phi Theta Kappa, (1) a student

must have completed at least 28 hours of work in courses leading

to an Associate degree at Gogebic Community College; (2) the

student’s cumulative GPA must be 3.5 or better; (3) the student must

adhere to the school conduct code and possess recognized qualities

of good citizenship; and (4) the student must be currently enrolled.

Co-curricular activities, also called extracurricular activities,

are an important part of a student’s college education. There are a

variety of opportunities for participation in the various activities

and organizations at GCC. In the inauguration of new activities,

clubs, and organizations, students present organization plans to the

Dean of Students and the Student Senate for approval. A faculty

advisor is selected for each organization.

THE CHIEFTAIN

The CHIEFTAIN is published by the students of the college

periodically during the college year. This publication reviews

activities of the college and provides news of events, student

comments, and personal items. It offers an opportunity for

students interested in getting practical experience in writing and

journalism.

STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD

Upon registering and paying the required fees, each new

student with six (6) or more credits will receive a Student

Identification Card. This card is the student’s permanent I.D.

and will be validated annually. The card is required of all students

when checking out materials in the Library. Students with six

(6) or more credits may use the card to ski free at Mt. Zion Ski

Hill, use the Lindquist Student and Conference Center facilities

during open hours, and for admission to college activities which

include athletic, recreational, and social events, concerts, and

lectures.

Misuse of this card will result in its revocation. Lost cards

will be replaced for a fee of $10.

A.D.A.P.T.

The Alcohol Drug Awareness and Prevention Team is a

student organization providing prevention awareness, alcohol free

alternative activities, peer-peer supports, and other activities aimed

at enhancing the lifestyle and learning environments of students.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ACTIVITIES

A student is qualified to hold office in a student organization

and to participate in an activity by meeting the following

requirements:

1.

S/He must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student

passing in all credit classes in which enrolled at the time the

student list for the activity is certified.

2. S/He must be in good academic standing with a minimum

cumulative and prior semester grade point average of 2.00.

3. Students who participate in varsity athletics must meet

the NJCAA eligibility requirements.

(See the

INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS section.)

4. All students who pay the student activity fee and comply

with items 1 to 3 above are eligible for participation and

office- holding in student activities.

The following student organizations and events have been

recognized and sanctioned by the Student Senate, the

administration and the Board of Trustees:

THE STUDENT SENATE

This organization provides students with experience in the art

of self-governance. Through active participation in the Student

Senate, members learn about the responsibilities and duties they

share with their fellow students. The organization brings together

various extracurricular activities of the college and promotes

interest of the college as a whole. It fosters understanding

between the faculty and the students as well as representing the

students before the faculty and administration in addressing

various issues.

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RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Intercollegiate and intramural sports are recognized as an

integral part of the student activities program and are meant to

contribute to the students’ total educational experience. The Dean

of Students and Student Life Coordinator bring together the

development of the sport activities program in conjunction with

student need, interest, and ability.

The program of intercollegiate and intramural athletics provides

students an opportunity to develop:

1.

An appreciation of recreational activities.

2.

The skills necessary for playing various sports.

3.

Better health and physical fitness, school spirit and

sportsmanship.

4.

Worthy use of leisure time.

5.

Social contact.

INTRAMURAL SPORTS

The intramural sports program at Gogebic Community College

provides opportunities for competition in a variety of seasonal

sports. The program consists of various activities such as touch

football, volleyball, basketball, softball, tennis, golf, bowling, and

archery. Other sports are offered according to student interest.

CHRISTIAN GROUPS

Membership is open to all students and faculty interested in

strengthening their spiritual life through the Bible and Christian

living. The group organizes a series of campus-wide events in

addition to regular group meetings.

Members meet on a weekly basis and are encouraged to suggest

seminars or expeditions for the Society to undertake. A President,

Vice President, and Secretary are elected by the members each

academic year.

ESPORTS TEAM

The eSports program provides intercollegiate competition for

students in a variety of competitive computer games. Gogebic

competes against colleges and universities across North America.

Gogebic’s eSports Arena allows spectators to watch the

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