Oregon Promise First Year Experience Events

Oregon Promise Students:
As a part of your ongoing eligibility for the Oregon Promise program, you are required to participate in a minimum of 6 pre-approved events or activities over the course of the academic year. We encourage you to do a few each term in order to not have too many left to do at the end of the year, but you have the flexibility to complete the 6 events as you choose.

In order for you to receive credit for participating, you must complete an Event Participation Form for each event or activity, and submit it in a timely manner following your participation. We reserve the right to deny credit for participating in an event or activity if your submission is incomplete. The form can be found at this link:
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KCCfyeProgram

Responses to each event question must be at least 3 sentences long. Please take time to answer the questions thoroughly!
 
The activities & events that have been approved as options for your FYE requirement for the remainder of the year are listed below.

IMPORTANT: if you participated in an FYE event during the Fall term, please let Joseph know so that he can confirm that we have the participation form on file for it so you get credit toward your overall requirement. If you need more information or have questions or concerns, please contact Joseph Maurer at maurer@klamathcc.edu.
 
 

Approved FYE Events for Winter Term

 
Saturday, January 20

Community Service Project (in honor of MLK Day of Service)

10:00am – 1:00pm
The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. was a champion of social justice, and in honor of his contributions to our society, the Volunteer Badgers invite you to get involved! This project will take advantage of there not being much snow (yet?) by helping to spruce up a local park. The exact location is still in the works, but mark your calendar for some work outside from 10am until 1pm. Work gloves, tools, and snacks will be provided.
 
For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2207.
 
 

Wednesday, January 24

Student Involvement Fair

11:00am - 2:00pm in the Commons (Building 4)
Each term, Student Government hosts student organizations and local community agencies in the Commons for an opportunity for students to get involved. What does it mean to get involved? You can join a club and help organize events and action projects, or get on a volunteer list for a local group that serves the community. Volunteer organizations range from Sky Lakes Hospital, to Badger Run Wildlife Rehabilitation, to the Klamath County Museum. Volunteering with a local agency or joining a campus club gives you the unique opportunity to meet people, learn about a group you are interested in, and help out. You may even find meet your next employer. But none of these things are a possibility unless you come to the fair! Sweet treats will be provided to students with their KCC ID.
 
*In order for this event to count toward the FYE requirement, you must submit a completed stamp card (available in Student Life) to the ASKCC/Student Life table before the end of the event, and also sign up for at least one club or volunteer opportunity.
 
For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2207.
 


Wednesday, January 31

Business Etiquette Dinner

5:30pm-8:30pm in the Commons (Building 4)
Join Student Life and PBL (Phi Beta Lambda, the KCC Business Club) for the annual Business Etiquette Dinner! Participants will learn skills about how to effectively maneuver through a business or interview meal; how to use an outgoing, professional approach in your interactions and communication; and tips on how to choose the best clothes to wear depending on the event or situation.
This event is open and FREE to currently registered KCC students. Space is limited, so registration is required to reserve a spot.  To register for the Etiquette Dinner, click HERE.



Monday, February 5

Leadership Lunch Series Workshop – Conflict Management

12:00pm – 1:00pm in Room 424
We have all been involved in conflicts in our lives, and at times it can be difficult to decide the best way to stand up for yourself without losing important connections with those around us. Join the Office of Student Life for a lunchtime workshop on basic conflict management. Students will learn strategies for managing both one-on-one and group conflict. Feel free to bring your lunch in for the presentation. Dessert and beverages will be provided.
For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2207.



Saturday, February 10

Community Service Project

10:00am - 1:00pm
The Volunteer Badgers invite you to a Saturday of giving back to our community. Our projects do not require any special skills or tools, but you do get to walk away with a stronger connection with your neighbors. We find local organizations that need help right now and always invite others to let us know where there is a need. If you would like to help out just for the day, or you want to be one of our key team members, contact Kaitlin Hakanson, our Student Engagement and Leadership Coordinator, at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or at 541-880-2207.



Tuesday, February 13

Mardi Gras Celebration

12:00pm - 4:00pm in the Commons (Building 4)
A classic Southern event makes its first debut at KCC! Join Student Life for a unique cultural experience, including authentic Cajun cookin’, live music, a themed photo booth, mask making, and Naughty Bingo.
For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2207.


 
Saturday, February 24

Winter Warm-Up Event

2:00pm - 6:00pm in the Commons (Building 4)
Join Student Life for a family-friendly “campout” to help you warm up your spirits during this cold winter! Bring folding chairs or blankets to enjoy classic movies on the big screen, s’mores and hot cocoa, and games and crafts for the kiddos!
*This event counts toward the FYE requirement only for students who volunteer to help set up or run a game/craft activity during the event.
For more information, contact Joseph Maurer at maurer@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2364.



Tuesday, February 27

Leadership Lunch Series Workshop – Delegation: Utilizing the Strengths of Others

12:00pm – 1:00pm in Room 424
Leaders come in all shapes and sizes, but the hallmark of an efficient leader is the ability to recognize and leverage the strengths of others to accomplish the goals of the group. Join the Office of Student Life for a lunchtime workshop on techniques for delegating tasks, and both recognizing and rewarding the contributions of your group members. Feel free to bring your lunch in for the presentation. Dessert and beverages will be provided.
For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2207.



Saturday, March 17

Community Service Project – CASAblanca Fundraiser

Friday afternoon set-up, Sunday late morning break down
CASA, court appointed special advocates for children, hosts an annual fundraiser each March to raise money for their work. KCC students are invited to help set up for CASAblanca on the afternoon of Friday, March 16th and then take down decorations on Sunday, March 18th. The theme of the event is the classic 1942 movie Casablanca, with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Help make the event a success so that the foster children of Klamath County have the support they need to be happy and healthy.
For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2207.



Tuesday & Wednesday, March 27-28

Spring Break Community Service Project

The Volunteer Badgers invite you to two days of giving back to our community. Our projects do not require any special skills or tools, but you do get to walk away with a stronger connection with your neighbors. We find local organizations that need help right now and always invite others to let us know where there is a need. If you would like to help out just for the day, or you want to be one of our key team members, contact Kaitlin Hakanson, our Student Engagement and Leadership Coordinator, at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or at 541-880-2207.



Ongoing

Student Rep Position on a KCC Council or Committee

If you are interested in a great leadership opportunity, consider becoming a student representative on a KCC Council or Committee. These shared governance groups work together toward improvements for students at Klamath Community College. As a student rep, you would attend meetings with faculty, staff and administration (most groups meet once per month) and participate in the ongoing discussions of issues and initiatives, helping to determine the progress and future goals of KCC.
For more information, contact Joseph Maurer at maurer@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2364.


 

Approved FYE Events for Spring Term

 
Tuesday & Wednesday, March 27-28

Spring Break Community Service Project

The Volunteer Badgers invite you to two days of giving back to our community. Our projects do not require any special skills or tools, but you do get to walk away with a stronger connection with your neighbors. We find local organizations that need help right now and always invite others to let us know where there is a need. If you would like to help out just for the day, or you want to be one of our key team members, contact Kaitlin Hakanson, our Student Engagement and Leadership Coordinator, at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or at 541-880-2207.



Thursday, April 12

Leadership Lunch Series Workshop – Balancing your Commitments

12:00pm – 1:00pm in Room 424
Leaders are often the go-to people in the community for all kinds of things, and it can be challenging to balance commitments to others with our personal commitments to our family, school, job and ourselves. Join the Office of Student Life for a lunchtime workshop on strategies and advice for creating a balance in your life. We believe it’s true that all work and no play makes Jack (or Jill) pretty dull! Feel free to bring your lunch in for the presentation. Dessert and beverages will be provided.
 
For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2207.



Wednesday, April 18

Student Involvement Fair

11:00am - 2:00pm in the Commons (Building 4)
Each term, Student Government hosts student organizations and local community agencies in the Commons for an opportunity for students to get involved. What does it mean to get involved? You can join a club and help organize events and action projects, or get on a volunteer list for a local group that serves the community. Volunteer organizations range from Sky Lakes Hospital, to Badger Run Wildlife Rehabilitation, to the Klamath County Museum. Volunteering with a local agency or joining a campus club gives you the unique opportunity to meet people, learn about a group you are interested in, and help out. You may even find meet your next employer. But none of these things are a possibility unless you come to the fair! Sweet treats will be provided to students with their KCC ID.
 
*In order for this event to count toward the FYE requirement, you must submit a completed stamp card (available in Student Life) to the ASKCC/Student Life table before the end of the event, and also sign up for at least one club or volunteer opportunity.
 
For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2207.
 


Saturday, April 21

Community Service Project – Earth Day

10:00am - 1:00pm (meet on the KCC campus)
The Volunteer Badgers invite you to a Saturday of giving back to our community. In honor of Earth Day, we will be working on KCC’s section of Oregon Highway 39, which runs along the east side of the KCC campus. Gloves and bags will be provided, and the Oregon Department of Transportation will haul away the bags once the project is complete.
If you would like to help out just for the day, or you want to be one of our key team members, contact Kaitlin Hakanson, our Student Engagement and Leadership Coordinator, at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or at 541-880-2207.



Wednesday, May 2

Leadership Lunch Series Workshop – Productive Meetings

12:00pm – 1:00pm in Room 424
We’re willing to bet that you’ve been to at least one meeting that seemed to have a lot of talking, but not a lot of doing. Join the Office of Student Life for a lunchtime workshop on the basics of leading a meeting, including ways of getting “the talkers” back on track. Feel free to bring your lunch in for the presentation. Dessert and beverages will be provided.
For more information, contact Kaitlin Hakanson at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2207.
 

 
Monday, May 7

Summer & Fall Terms Registration Kick-Off Event

Registration is open in Building 3 all day long (8am-5pm), so you can connect with a Student Success Rep at any time that works with your schedule. But if you’d like to join in on the festivities of the day and enter to win prizes, be on campus between 10am & 2pm for:
  • Climbing wall
  • Bounce house/obstacle course
  • Yummy food
  • Information sessions about our academic programs and the new 15 to Finish initiative
 
TO QUALIFY AS AN OREGON PROMISE/FYE REQUIREMENT (AND WIN PRIZES) that day, get a punch card (available at the Student Involvement Fair TODAY or when you meet with your advisor) and complete 5 out of the following 6 activities, including:
  1. Attend the Student Involvement Fair (Wednesday, April 18 from 11am-2pm in the Commons, Building 4)
  2. Visit the Community Education team (room 837, in the Work Skills Technology Center)
  3. Visit Financial Aid (Building 3)
  4. Visit H138 (Building 6) for an Information Session (Faculty Leads & 15 to Finish)
  5. Meet with an Advisor for advising and registration clearance
  6. Register for classes
Make sure that you have your name on the punch card, so that you get credit for this activity/event!

Register early to get the classes you want at the times you need! We’ll see you there!



Wednesday, May 9

Campus Safety Walk

6pm-8pm at the Commons (Building 4) – FREE PIZZA!
Join Joseph Maurer, Director of Title IX & Student Conduct, to help us take a nighttime tour of campus to look for areas of potential risk for injury or attack. The Campus Safety Walk is done once or twice a year, and we take input from the event to help develop a list of priorities to share with Facilities and Campus Safety to keep students safe and supported on campus.
 
If you’d like more information, contact Joseph at maurer@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2364.
 

 
Saturday, May 19

Spring Fling

6pm-10pm in and around Building 6
Student Life and ASKCC are hosting a “Spring Fling” to include several fun and exciting activities including Laser Tag, Karaoke, Dancing, Naughty Bingo, games, food, and more! This is a great opportunity to connect with other students! FREE with your KCC student ID.
For more information, contact Joseph Maurer at maurer@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2364.



Saturday, May 26

Community Service Project

The Volunteer Badgers invite you to a Saturday of giving back to our community. Our projects do not require any special skills or tools, but you do get to walk away with a stronger connection with your neighbors. We find local organizations that need help right now and always invite others to let us know where there is a need. If you would like to help out just for the day, or you want to be one of our key team members, contact Kaitlin Hakanson, our Student Engagement and Leadership Coordinator, at hakanson@klamathcc.edu or at 541-880-2207.



Wednesday, June 6

Summer Send-Off

11:00am – 2:00pm in and around the Building 4 Commons
Join ASKCC and Student Life to celebrate the end of another academic year with a Summer Send-Off! Come enjoy games, activities and some yummy food prepared by our very own Culinary Arts Program. Gear up for exploring the outdoors this summer with a rock climbing wall, inflatable games, and prizes to make that next camping trip a little more magical (must present a current, valid KCC student ID to be eligible to win prizes).
For more information, contact Joseph Maurer at maurer@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2364.



Ongoing

Student Rep Position on a KCC Council or Committee

If you are interested in a great leadership opportunity, consider becoming a student representative on a KCC Council or Committee. These shared governance groups work together toward improvements for students at Klamath Community College. As a student rep, you would attend meetings with faculty, staff and administration (most groups meet once per month) and participate in the ongoing discussions of issues and initiatives, helping to determine the progress and future goals of KCC.
For more information, contact Joseph Maurer at maurer@klamathcc.edu or 541-880-2364.


 
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