2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook 
    May 17, 2024  
2016-2017 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Student Organizations

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Student organizations are formed to meet the needs and interests of the students. As a prerequisite to operation on campus, all such groups must be recognized by the college and must agree to abide by regulations of the Board of Trustees and policies issued by the administration. Every club or organization must have a faculty or staff advisor. No club or organization will be established or allowed to operate in a manner that discriminates against staff members or students in violation of state or federal laws.

Procedures for Official Recognition of a Student Organization

  1. Any group of students desiring to form an organization must have a faculty or staff member willing to serve as an advisor to the organization.
  2. The faculty or staff member who desires to serve as an advisor to a student organization presents a written request for permission to be a student organization advisor to their supervisor. Upon approval of the supervisor, the faculty or staff member may proceed to assist the organization in being officially recognized.
  3. A representative and the advisor of a student organization present a written request for official recognition to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, including the following documentation:
    1. Constitution/By-Laws with the organization’s statement of purpose.
    2. A list of the organization’s officers, which should include but is not limited to the following: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
  4. A written recommendation will be sent to the office of the college Chancellor. The Chancellor has final authority to give official recognition to the student organization.

For a current list of officially recognized student organizations visit otc.edu, keyword student organizations.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. To be eligible for membership, a student must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours at the college with a 3.5 GPA or higher. Membership is by invitation only and invitations are sent the second week of the fall and spring semesters. The international office is headquartered in Jackson, Mississippi, and has more than 2 million members in more than 1,200 chapters in nations including the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan.

Phi Theta Kappa’s purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To fulfill this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides an outlet for leadership development, fellowship among student members, community service, and continuing academic excellence. For more information please contact ptk@otc.edu