Students are encouraged to participate in student clubs and organizations as a way to grow personally and professionally, perform community service, and become acquainted with other students and faculty. Clubs and organizations reflect current student interests and must be formally recognized by the Student Government Association. Examples of student organizations include: Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Student Missouri State Teachers Association, Art Club, Spanish Club, Engineering Club, and the ECC Student Media Club.
Student Organizations Policy
The establishment of and participation in student organizations, which support the mission of the College, is encouraged.
To be established and maintained on the East Central College campus, a student organization must meet the following requirements:
- Secure a club advisor. Club advisors must be ECC employees, full or part-time. (Part-time advisors are not eligible for advisor stipends due to payroll constraints.)
- Submit a completed New Club Application to the Campus Life and Leadership Coordinator.
- Gather a minimum of sixteen signatures of current ECC students. A minimum of five students must sign as club members, the additional eleven signatures may indicate themselves as supporters.
- Arrange a date with the Campus Life and Leadership Coordinator for the Student Government Association to formally vote to recognize the club. New clubs should be prepared to share their mission statement, advisor information, and an overview of future plans for the club’s social activities and community service events.
Student organizations are governed by the constitution of the Student Government Association. Failure to function in accordance with the aforementioned mission statement or constitution will bring about loss of approval.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is the official governing organization of the student body and represents the students’ views in matters involving campus improvement. Membership is comprised of club representatives and members-at-large who may become voting members with regular attendance. Campus and community programs sponsored by the Student Government Association include Falcon Fest and community blood drives.
The Cornerstone newspaper and website is produced by students who are enrolled in Applied Journalism classes and/or active with the ECC Student Media Club. All students who are interested in journalism, writing, photography, or graphic design are encouraged to participate.
Student/Social Activities, Cultural Events
Activities and events such as plays, concerts, art exhibits, movie nights, guest speakers, tournaments, field trips and social gatherings are offered each semester. Campus activities and performances are often produced by students and are aimed at enriching students’ social and educational experience. Most events are free to students.
East Central College is a member of the Midwest Community College Athletic Conference (MCCAC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). The College fields intercollegiate teams in Men’s Soccer (Division I), Women’s Softball (Division II), and Women’s Volleyball (Division II). Men’s Soccer and Women’s Volleyball compete in the fall; Women’s Softball competes in the spring. Students who are interested in participating should contact the athletic director or the team coach as early as possible.