Kirtland has lots of organized groups and ways for you to connect and contribute. Your choice(s) should simply be driven by your interests and how involved you really want to be. If you’re at all inclined, consider at least one of
Kirtland’s ways to connect:
Student Ambassador Program
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society
Rising Phoenix Theatre Group
Veterans Club or
If you’re a born leader or want to strengthen your skills, the Student Senate is an obvious choice. There’s a form on the website if you’d like to submit an idea or question and get your feet wet before jumping in the water. If you’d like to see the Student Senate in action, they meet every Tuesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Student Center. There’s room for you if you’re so inclined to run for office. There are eight senators, plus four members of the executive committee (president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer).
Senate members promote the common interest and general welfare of the student body; maintain and perpetuate high ideals in the college; and foster leadership and fellowship. They do more than you might think so check out their entire charge on Kirtland’s website.
If you’re looking for lively fellowship with fellow scholars, and some intellectual stimulation, Phi Theta Kappa is perfect for you. You’ll be joining the Alpha Omicron Gamma Chapter. You’ll receive recognition for academic achievement, create an enhanced opportunity to receive transfer scholarships, and the interaction with other members you so want and need—all while contributing to the college and community.
If you’re into using your passion and energy in a meaningful way, Service Learning will allow you to express yourself, use your gifts, put your skills to good use, pump up your resume, develop a relationship with a mentor and fill community needs by helping others in and around where you live or work.
Participation in Service Learning lets you get your face in the place and your foot in the door. Future potential employers will recognize your problem-solving skills and commitment to being an agent of change. Some Kirtland students even opt for a unique service learning experience —like a trip overseas —instead of taking a traditional a break from school. Your investment will last your lifetime.
These are just a few examples of some of the ways to get involved. No matter what you like, the most important thing is to find something you like and get active. Studies show that students who are engaged and involved in and around their campuses generally are better students and have more academic success. Getting involved AND getting good grades…that sounds like a win-win for sure!
You can learn more about ways to be active or connect with like-minded students on campus via our website. Just go to the “Student Central” menu bar across the top. Or, check with an advisor in the Student Success Center!