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Kaplan University’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), an honor society for high-achieving college students, was recognized as a gold status chapter at the organization’s 2013 national convention in Houston, Texas.
To receive this honor, an online chapter of NSCS must complete a number of society criteria, such as service projects, leadership training, webinars, and other activities that engage their community. The chapter must also sponsor orientations for potential members and select multiple student leaders to govern the university’s chapter of the honor society.
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The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) Kaplan chapter has grown to be over 4,000 strong. The members of NSCS work hard to ensure they live up to the academic rigors demanded of its members, while also engaging in philanthropic efforts with charitable organizations, including those supporting veterans, autism awareness, and breast cancer research. The Kaplan chapter of NSCS was awarded “E-chapter of the Year” for 2011 by the national organization, and was also recognized for achieving Silver Star Status through their continued display of the chapter pillars of scholarship, leadership, and service.
Joshua Parish is a legal studies major from Michigan, and a veteran of the Army National Guard who spent time overseas in support of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Josh’s involvement in the Kaplan University Student Military Association came when he joined KUSMA to be a voice for military students and network with fellow military students. Josh believes that his position as president of KUSMA, “has given me more of a sense of what type of leader I am.”
Recently, a member of KUSMA was struggling with finances and class-related problems. This student was frustrated and was going to leave Kaplan until Josh contacted some individuals he met through his leadership position at KUSMA who were able to help her resolve her concerns and continue her studies. When asked what his proudest moment as a student leader was, he replied, “being able to help people.” Josh and KUSMA do a great deal to assist military students at Kaplan, and our communities, through blood drives, attendance at conferences, and networking.
Catherine Flynn has been teaching in the School of Business and Management since 2002, and has been the faculty advisor for Sigma Beta Delta for the past 3 years. Sigma Beta Delta is an honor society for business students, and Catherine is excited about the growth of the society and the presence they are creating for themselves.
We talked with Catherine about the benefits of being a member of a student organization, and she shared that, “Being a member of a student organization is an excellent way for you to network with other students, to gain valuable experience, and to build your resume. From a personal perspective, students have an opportunity to be part of something separate from their academic work, something that can offer a sense of belonging and fulfillment as they work to advance the objectives of the organization." Catherine is very excited to help Sigma Beta Delta develop a peer mentor program for their members in 2012.
Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. Kaplan University student clubs are an excellent way for you to engage in your area of study outside of the classroom with peers who are at different stages of their program, enrolled in different majors, and bring a variety of life experiences.
Developing a network of peers across the country is just one of the many benefits students could gain from joining a student club. Other benefits include the opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership experience; learn and share personal, academic, and professional success tips; enhance interpersonal skills; and experience personal and professional growth through workshops and programs offered to club members.
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You put in a lot of effort to maintain your high GPA; membership in an honor society at Kaplan University is a way for you to reflect your outstanding educational achievement to employers, peers, and yourself.
Each honor society offers unique benefits to its members, ranging from professional conferences and workshops, scholarship opportunities, resume and job assistance, to leadership opportunities, community service programs, and the opportunity expand your professional network.
The Office of Student Life at Kaplan University is committed to both the personal and professional growth of our students. With this goal in mind; the office hosts a variety of workshops for all students that are focused on practical skills such as, how to use social media, work/life balance, emotional intelligence, and time management.
Student leaders for each organization manage the daily affairs of the organization, including organizing and conducting meetings, creating and sending out communications, creating Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time Bound (SMART) goals, delegating tasks, brainstorming and introducing new group activities, and working to strategically plan activities that allow engagement across different time zone.
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