Sep 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog 
  
2019-2020 Catalog

Student Life



The Student Life Department is committed to providing students every opportunity to make the most of their time here at PCC. Our aim is to enrich the student experience and promote lifelong learning by fostering an inclusive community that will empower students to lead and serve through meaningful involvement – whether it be helping plan an event, taking on a leadership role, participating in clubs or joining an intramural sports team.

The Associated Student Government

The Associated Student Government is the student governing body which is available at all campuses – Durango, Fremont, Mancos and Pueblo.

Mission Statement

Empower students by creating opportunities to become involved and provide leadership while collaborating with the college and community in order to establish a supportive environment for our PCC students so they become personally enriched.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of Pueblo Community College Associated Student Government is to represent the student population on all campuses by pursuing social, political, academic and administrative initiatives of interest to our growing and diverse student body. In addition, the Pueblo Community College Associated Student Government shall act as a liaison between the student body and the college administration, the overall college community, the local, state and federal governments and other individuals and organizations. The ultimate task of the Associated Student Government is to address the needs, problems and concerns of the student body and to carefully listen to suggestions from the student body.

Student Organizations

All PCC students are encouraged to join any campus/site organization that is recognized by the Associated Student Government and advised by a member of the faculty/staff. A student must be in good standing and meet the entrance requirements of the organization.

Fremont Campus

Automotive Club

The Pueblo Community College/Canon City High School Auto Club is designed to give students an opportunity to learn and gain experience in the automotive area outside of regular class time. The Auto Club is open to students currently enrolled in auto classes and students not able to take auto classes but interested in automotive.

Health Professions Club

The Student Nurse’s Club is open to all pre-nursing, first-year and second-year nursing students. It is a service club that works with the Associated Student Government to support campus activities. Members also serve as volunteers for various community fairs and clinics, enhancing the health of the public through education, action and service.

Students Helping Students Club

Students Helping Students is a club of students getting together to help other PCC students by utilizing the talents and abilities of all its club members. This club’s mission is to give advice or point students in the right direction.

Pueblo Campus

Art Club

The Art Club seeks to enhance the cultural atmosphere of PCC, provide artistic students with a forum in which they can discuss art esthetics and technique and provide a voice in the Associated Student Government to represent the community of artists on campus.

Colorado-ADN Club (Associate Degree Nursing Club)

PCC Nursing students and other interested students can join this club for the promotion of Associate Degree in nursing. The club acts as an advocate for student ADNs; it also helps them enhance the health of the public through education, action and service.

Culinary Arts Club

The Culinary Arts Club is composed of students and alumni of the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Studies Program. The club sponsors on-campus culinary arts activities and participates in local and statewide events, as well as travel and tourism opportunities for all members.

Dented Circle (Philosophy Club)

The purpose of the Dented Circle Philosophy Club is to exercise philosophical thought among club members and encourage critical thinking among the general public through outreach.

Fire Science Club

The purpose of the Fire Science Club is to promote fire safety awareness and to educate, prepare and demonstrate what to do in case of a fire-related emergency, how to safely handle emergency situations and to educate about the potential hazards found in households, businesses and the workplace.

History Club

The History Club encourages and promotes the study, exploration and appreciation of history through discussions, travel to historical sites and research. It recognizes excellence in the study of history through competitions and other academic forums.

Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Club

This club acts as an advocate for occupational therapy to enhance the health and wellness of students and the general public. It participates in education, action and service projects on campus and in the Pueblo community.

Panther Players

The Panther Players aim to develop and encourage student interest, passion and education in the fine arts and spread the love of the fine arts to the PCC campus and beyond.

Pen & Quill (Writing Club)

The Purpose of Pen & Quill Writers club is to build a strong writing community that is dedicated to personal growth and producing professional excellence. This will be accomplished by participating in a positive, constructive, and productive workshop designed to peer review, enhance skills, and give helpful feedback. Moreover, members can share their own work as well as participate in community events. This organization will sharpen written communications skills, inspire imagination, boost creative thinking, and encourage members to strive towards realistic and attainable goals while harnessing effective creative, professional, and academic writing.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)

PBL seeks to develop competent and aggressive business leaders at Pueblo Community College through networking, creating business opportunities, and competition.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic honor society for two-year community and junior colleges. Phi Theta Kappa recognizes student academic achievement at PCC and promotes academic excellence at the college. To be eligible for membership, a student must be currently enrolled with a 3.5 grade point average after completing 12 or more credit hours of college-level work. PCC’s Alpha Rho Theta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is an active society, participating in many community service, scholarship and fellowship events. After induction, a student may select standard or enhanced membership, which is determined by the level of participation in chapter activities. As a Phi Theta Kappa member, you will be honored at graduation for outstanding academic achievements.

President’s Leadership Program (PLP)

The President’s Leadership Program provides a network of academic courses, co-curricular and service learning opportunities that address intellectual and pragmatic issues of leadership and followership in American life.

PS CARE

The mission of Psychology and Social Work: Careers and Resources for Education (PS CARE) shall be to provide students interested in the areas of psychology and/or social work with a student support system to help with awareness, resources and education for future careers. PS CARE offers member’s opportunities to participate in activities designed to provide awareness of social issues and assistance for those in need in the Pueblo community.

Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Club

The PTA Club promotes physical therapy through various activities during the academic year, encourages participation in service activities for the community, and promotes professional and career development at the local, state and national level.

Respiratory Care

The PCC Respiratory Care Club will encourage and promote professional excellence, serve as an advocate for the students and the college, provide service to the community, and promote the profession of a Respiratory Therapist.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Club

The mission of the PCC STEM club shall be to mentor members, provide resources for scholarships and provide support for the science, technology, engineering and mathematics students at PCC. Assistance with proofreading of scholarship essays for admittance into four-year institutions is provided. As a club, we will also participate in campus and community events.

Space Grant Robotics Team

The Space Grant Team is in association with the Colorado Space Grant Consortium (COSGC), which is funded by NASA and is a statewide organization involving 17 colleges and universities in Colorado. COSGC hopes to inspire PCC students to become involved with engaging, hands-on experiences in programming and designing in many different endeavors such as balloon satellites, robotics and electronic wearables. This organization also gives students the opportunity to become involved in many areas of scientific research.

Student Ambassador Program

The Student Ambassador program allows PCC to recognize students and to employ their talents for the good of the college. Student Ambassadors – a key part of the Office of Recruitment team – help with campus tours, recruitment activities, special events and speaking engagements on the Orman and Fremont Campuses. To learn about eligibility requirements, contact the Director of Recruitment at the Orman Campus or email recruitment@pueblocc.edu.

Student Chapter American Dental Hygienists Association (SCADHA)

Dental Hygiene students are automatically members of SCADHA and associated with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. SCADHA meets monthly for business and professional development, as well as to organize community service and fundraising projects to finance its community and school activities. It emphasizes personal and professional development, encouraging students to assume responsibility for the procedural and financial aspects of managing a professional organization.

Thoreauly Well Read (Book Club)

Thoreauly Well Read seeks to bring reading alive so that it becomes more than simply a solitary hobby. The club seeks to unite those who take extra value to what literature has to offer, help those who have an interest in literature obtain proper materials, and involve the PCC community in activities that provide academic benefits and campus unity.

The League of TRIO Students

The League of TRIO Students provides students with experiences and opportunities to further their education through service learning projects, fundraising, and campus & community activities. Students strive to educate the Pueblo community about issues relating to first-generation, limited income, underrepresented students, and students with documented disabilities; all while advocating for their fellow TRIO participants.

TRIO Upward Bound

Provide students with experiences and opportunities to build their leadership skills to educate the Pueblo community about issues relating to TRIO programs and to be more visible on campus and within the Pueblo community.

Veteran Service Group

The primary purpose of the Pueblo Community College VSG is to provide a network of campus and community support for military veterans. The VSG will also work with PCC administration to ensure that the needs of current and prospective student veterans continue to be met.

PCC Southwest Campus

Art Club

The Art Club provides students with the opportunity to pursue their passion for art beyond the classroom. Students are encouraged to support their creativity by organizing art shows, fundraisers and workshops that engage the community within the school and outside in the broader community.

Cosmetology Club

The Cosmetology Club helps students become more involved in the community, organizes events and fundraisers and encourages community and college-wide participation in cosmetology education beyond the classroom.

e-STEM

eSTEM is an interdisciplinary club actively engaged in the technical and leadership skills of the students in Southwestern Colorado and the Four Corners Region. Engaging the student by coupling eSTEM academic concepts with real-world application and experience.

Student Nurse Association

Open to second-year nursing students. Members work with the area Colorado Nurse Association.