Leadership & Service
"We must become the change we want to see." -- Mahatma Gandhi
The Engaged Citizen
Becoming academic scholars is but the first step. We must also learn to be leaders, servants, and global citizens. Consequently, FCC Honors offers a full range of leadership development and service activities designed to foster the concept of global citizenship. Through technology we are becoming a world community. It is our responsibility to be politically engaged, environmentally sensitive, and culturally competent. Stop by the Honors Lounge in H-247 to find out how you can get involved.
Student officers in the Honors Student Association (HSA) and Phi Theta Kappa gain invaluable leadership skills and experience. By organizing and managing service projects and co-curricular activities, student leaders demonstrate their ability to work with a team to accomplish tasks.As a student club with its membership open to all FCC students, HSA has undertaken a variety of projects. Examples include the Big Sweep, White Water Rafting, and Hike for Hope. Since 2004, HSA has sponsored the annual FCC Talent Show, which raises funds for a worthy cause.
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for community college students. Phi Theta Kappa's mission is to: 1) recognize and encourage the academic achievements of two-year college students and 2) provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programming. To qualify for membership, students must have completed 12 credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.7 or higher.
All officers of student clubs at FCC are invited to participate in a series of leadership workshops offered by the Center for Student Engagement. Students who complete the workshops earn a certificate in leadership, which is presented to the students at the annual Awards and Recognition ceremony.
Students who complete at least twenty-five hours of documented service while attending FCC and write a reflection paper qualify for a service certificate. The reflection paper must discuss how the service impacted others as well as the student providing the service. The certificates are presented at the annual Awards and Recognition ceremony.