Student Organizations and Activities
Glen Oaks has varied extracurricular activities for students of all ages. The College presents a broad array of events including, but not limited to, intercollegiate athletics, intramural sports, cultural affairs, student clubs, Student Government, Phi Theta Kappa, awards banquet, and graduation ceremonies.
Glen Oaks is a member of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The College competes in men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s baseball, women’s softball, women’s volleyball and men’s golf. The MCCAA and NJCAA regulate athletic competition, and establish eligibility standards for member colleges. Glen Oaks subscribes to these standards and rigidly enforces them. It is possible, with changing student interest or cost, that intercollegiate sports may be added or dropped when necessary.
Phi Theta Kappa is the International Honor Society for two year community college students. The Alpha Delta Omega chapter is chartered at Glen Oaks Community College. Hallmarks for the society are scholarship, leadership and service. Students who maintain a 3.5 GPA, have completed 12 credit hours over the 100 level and are enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for the semester are invited to become members. Members can reach the Five Star level of the membership through active participation in the society.
Student clubs representing various campus groups, special interests and pre-professional areas are formed as the needs are identified. Clubs have included groups such as veterans and international students; hobbies such as art, photography, or music; and pre-professional groups such as nursing and allied health. To establish a new organization or to revive an old one, a student may obtain an application for club recognition in the Office of the Assistant Dean of Students. The completed application is submitted to the Assistant Dean of Students for approval. A copy of the approved application will be given to Student Government. Each student club is required to have a faculty or administrative advisor.
Glen Oaks Community College students are authorized to organize a student government and to operate according to a constitution and by-laws that have been approved by the college administration. In general, the government is composed of representatives from all groups and its powers extend to recommendations only. Student Government is organized to achieve student input into decision-making and to sponsor events to benefit students. The government consults with the college administration. Members may serve on college committees concerning college matters and coordinate activities of the co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. Popular elections are held in the Fall semester for the offices of president, vice president, second vice president, secretary, treasurer, sophomore representative and freshman representative.
[Adopted by Board of Trustees 1/13/95, revised 9/14/05]