Services for Students 2011/2012 by Kentucky Community and Technical College System

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student organizations business and industry demand that kctcs graduates are able to function in global and team environments most programs include a specific organized professional development component that is interfaced with student organizations kctcs colleges have numerous professional e.g kentucky association of nursing – kans as well as career and technical student organizations e.g skills usa health occupations student organization hosa professional business leaders – pbl contact the college’s student affairs office for details and a complete list of student organizations following are some of the nationally recognized honor organizations and student councils available to kctcs students national vocational technical honor society the nvths recognizes students who have shown qualities of leadership scholarship skill responsibility and service each student must have the recommendation of his or her major instructor and meet the minimum criteria benefits of membership include the student’s name will be included in the national register of vocational technical students of america as well as being able to request up to three letters of recommendation written by the national nvths for more information visit www.nths.org phi theta kappa honor society ferpa the family educational rights and privacy act ferpa of 1974 as amended is a federal law that protects the privacy and confidentiality of personally identifiable information contained within student education records colleges in the kentucky community and technical college system comply with ferpa’s confidentiality protections and adhere to procedures dealing with student education records and directory information recommended by the american association of collegiate registrars and admissions officers in its discretion a college or kctcs as appropriate may provide directory information in accordance with the provisions of ferpa to include • • • • • • • • • student name address email address telephone number date and place of birth major field of study dates of attendance degrees and awards received the most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student • participation in officially recognized activities and sports phi theta kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges each college has its own chapter of this organization the purpose of phi theta kappa is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students to achieve this purpose phi theta kappa and its chapters provide opportunities for the development of leadership and service an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals lively fellowship for student scholars and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence for more information contact the phi theta kappa advisor on each campus students may withhold directory information by notifying designated officials at the college in writing within ten 10 calendar days from the first scheduled day of class of the fall term all written requests for non-disclosure will be honored by the college for one 1 academic year requests to withhold directory information must be filed annually thereafter a request for “non-disclosure” is commonly called a “privacy request” student government student records maintenance the purpose of the student government is to provide a channel of communication whereby students can express themselves and make their views known to fellow students faculty and administration the student government assists in sponsoring and regulating student activities and encourages the active participation of students in these activities it is concerned with student involvement in all aspects of college life along with an appreciation of the privileges and responsibilities of being a college student members of the student government are elected representatives of the student body inter-kctcs college student advisory council the student advisory council consists of a representative from each college members of this organization serve in an advisory capacity to office of the chancellor the advisory council also provides the opportunity for the student body representatives to exchange ideas on topics of mutual concern co-curricular activities co-curricular activities for students vary among kctcs colleges many opportunities exist for participation in student government newspaper or literary magazine publication debating speech contests drama orchestra band choral groups college-sponsored radio and television programs art shows and intramural sports several kctcs colleges have joint faculty-student activities such as art exhibits bowling leagues drama productions and presentation and discussion of selected foreign and american films 56 privacy and release of student records this is to serve notice to all students of the kctcs of the rights and restrictions regarding the maintenance inspection and release of student records contained in the family educational rights and privacy act of 1974 ferpa the colleges of kctcs offer a wide variety of services to students each college requires the maintenance of records concerning students enrolled in that particular college the following is a list of the types of records that may be maintained by the college and/or the system office for students • academic records from schools previously attended • scores or results on various standardized tests and interest/attitude inventories • degrees awarded • current academic work completed • grades and other faculty evaluations • applications for admissions • applications and other data related to financial aid • applications for employment • class rosters • letters of recommendation • academic advisor notes • attendance data • biographical and identifying information including name social security number sex marital status date of birth residency and citizenship status ethnic background academic major and military status