Oklahoma Higher Education Campus E-Clips sponsored by the Communicators Council

October 2010

Eastern's Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Wins State

 

Eastern Oklahoma State College received first-place honors from Oklahoma Campus Compact for winning their category in statewide voter registration competition with other state colleges and universities.

The Wilburton community college added an additional 11.6 percent of its student population to the voter rolls or 155 individuals. During the competition 18 campuses registered 2,424 new student voters.

Established in 2000 as part of the Oklahoma Campus Compact, the object is to increase student civic engagement on Oklahoma college campuses.

Phi Theta Kappa honor society sponsor Brenda Kennedy said the PTK leadership class members “worked really hard to make this happen on our campus.”

Competition is broken down into three categories based on full-time student populations. The Wilburton community college falls in the RED category with six other schools or those state universities and colleges with 0-3000 FTE (full-time-equivalent students).

The other schools included the WHITE category (3001-7000 FTE) with Rose State College in Oklahoma City taking that category by registering 296 students or 6.3 percent of their student population with University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond taking the BLUE category (7001-30000 FTE) with 526 students or 4.3 percent of their student population registering to vote.

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