Oct 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog: March 2019 Edition 
    
2019-2020 Catalog: March 2019 Edition [ARCHIVED]

Student Resources


  • Financial Aid  
    • Who Qualifies for Financial Aid, FAFSA, IVC Financial Aid Programs, State Programs, Federal Programs, Scholarships, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Return of Title IV Funds
  • Counseling Services  
    • Academic Counseling, Career Counseling, Drop-in Counseling, Personal Counseling, Online Counseling, Counseling for International Students, Counseling for Student Athletes, Counseling for Honors Students
  • Veterans Services  
    • Veterans Services Center
  • Supportive Services  
    • Disabled Students Programs and Services (DSPS), Learning Disabilities Program, Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS), Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE), California Work Opportunities and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs)
  • Technology Support Services and Online Resources  
    • Canvas, WiFi Access, Student Print, MySite, Student Email, Online Educational Counseling, Online Orientation, Online Advisement, Online Education: Online Classes
  • Bookstore and Centers for Students  
    • IVC Bookstore, AESL Center, Career and Job Placement Center, Child Development Center, Counseling Center, ELEVATE AAPI @ IVC, Health and Wellness Center, International Student Center, Language Acquisition Center, Library, Life Fitness Center and Strength Training Center, Math Center, Student Success Center, Transfer Center, Writing Center
  • Office of Student Life, ASG of IVC and Equity Programs
    • Student Life, Associated Student Government of IVC (ASG of IVC), Equity Programs, Honors Program, Honor Societies - Phi Theta Kappa, Psi Beta
  • Intercollegiate Athletics  
    • IVC Athletics, Conference Play, Eligibility, Transfers, Late Registration, Counseling for Student-Athletes
  • Additional Programs/Resources  
    • Outreach and Community Relations, Emeritus Institute: Classes for Older Adults, Community Members, and Lifelong Learners, Community Education, Economic and Workforce Development/Contract Education, Irvine Valley College Testing Center, Student Ambassador Program

Office of Student Life, ASG of IVC and Student Equity

Student LifePhoto of ASIVC students

Student Activities Center (SAC) • 949-451-5688 • 949-451-5507 • 949-451-5442 • ivcstudentlife@ivc.edu • ivcasg@ivc.edu • students.ivc.edu/asivc • ivc.edu/student/clubs

The Office of Student Life and Student Equity houses the Student Life, ASG of IVC and Student Equity programs. We are committed to providing meaningful services, activities and communications that build community; ensure academic success; encourage creative expression, personal growth, and well-being; foster diversity, equity and social justice; and promote student advocacy and leadership. Our four goals are: services and activities, student leadership development, facilities and technology, and fiscal management. 

Student Life provides a multitude of campus events and activities such as welcome activities, Homecoming, Fear Fest and Spring Fest, end-of-semester events, and holiday celebrations throughout the year. The office also provides academic success services and resources to assist in student retention, such as Take Your Faculty to Lunch tickets, free scantrons (qty. 6 while supplies last) and green books (qty. 2 while supplies last).

Funded by Bookstore and Cafeteria commissions and ASIVC Access sales, our department provides financial support to over 25 student clubs and organizations, as well as IVC co-curricular programs (i.e. Administration of Justice, Model UN, Psi Beta and Speech and Debate). In addition, our department provides over $40,000 in student scholarships (funded by the ASG of IVC).

ASIVC Access entitles its holder to a number of member benefits, including no-cost entry to IVC athletic home games for the semester; discounted Regal movie tickets and theme park e-tickets; access to the ASIVC Student Lounge, which includes billiards, table tennis, foosball, and a TV/gaming room; and an opportunity to apply for ASIVC scholarships.

Associated Student Government (ASG) of Irvine Valley College (IVC)Photo of students at a club event

Student Activities Center • 949-451-5507 • ivcasg@ivc.edu • students.ivc.edu/asivc • ivc.edu/student/clubs

The Associated Students of Irvine Valley College (ASIVC)'s official student shared governance group (ASG of IVC) represents student interests on college committees, plans student events and activities, and organizes student clubs and organizations. Any student duly enrolled at Irvine Valley College is automatically accorded membership in ASIVC and has the right to vote in college-wide elections. Students interested in joining the student government should contact the Student Life Office. The ASG of IVC is comprised of several different committees, all staffed by student leaders. They include Budget and Finance, Community Outreach, Development, Facilities and Technology, Judicial Court, Legislative, Public Relations, Student Advocates and Student Activities. A branch of the ASG of IVC that supervises student clubs and organizations is called the Inter-Club and Co-Curricular Council (I4C). Some of these clubs and organizations include culturally focused groups as well as academic and special interest organizations.

Student Equity

Student Activities Center • 949-451-5688 • ivcstudentequity@ivc.edu

Student Equity provides services and activities that increase student and staff multicultural awareness, knowledge, skills and competencies. Our goal is to increase all student engagement in campus life through services, events and leadership development opportunities.

Our department develops and facilitates multicultural programs such as Indigenous People's Day, Coming Out Day, Dia de Los Muertos, Holi, Diwali, Black History Month, Lunar New Year, Gender Equity Awareness, Genocide Awareness, Cesar Chavez Day, and Persian New Year celebrations. We also address and advocate on student issues and concerns as they relate to diversity and equity by coordinating weekly outreach booths and monthly Real Talk discussion groups. Our leadership development opportunities include the DREAM (Diverse Readings to Educate About Multiculturalism) Book Club, the Diversity and Equity Retreat (DAER), E-SLAM (Equity Student Leadership Advocacy Modules) workshops and Meet and Greets for disproportionately impacted communities at IVC.

Our office sponsors several services for eligible students on campus such as meal vouchers, the Food Resource Center, equity scholarships, bookstore vouchers, parking and transportation vouchers, and the Laptop Loan Program.

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Honors Program

The Irvine Valley College Honors Program is designed to meet the needs of academically talented and highly motivated students. Most honors-designated courses meet the general education transfer requirements for the University of California and California State University systems and are open to all students through the regular enrollment process. Honors course offerings can be found in both the online class schedule and the class catalog under the relevant departments. The following honors courses are currently offered in regular rotation: 

  • ACCOUNTING 1BH:  Managerial Accounting Honors
  • ANTHROPOLOGY 1H: Introduction to Physical Anthropology Honors 
  • ANTHROPOLOGY 2H: Cultural Anthropology Honors
  • BIOLOGY 1H: The Life Sciences Honors 
  • COMMUNICATIONS 1H: Communication Fundamentals Honors
  • COUNSELING 6H: Academic, Career and Life Success Honors
  • ECONOMICS 1H: Principles of Economics-Micro Honors
  • ECONOMICS 2H: Principles of Economics-Macro Honors
  • ECONOMICS 10H: Statistics for Business and Economics Honors
  • ECONOMICS 20H: Introductory Economics Honors
  • FRENCH 1H: Beginning French I Honors
  • GEOGRAPHY 3H: World Regional Geography Honors
  • GEOGRAPHY 10H: Introduction to Weather and Climate Honors
  • HISTORY 1H: The History of World Civilizations to 1500 Honors 
  • HISTORY 51H: Women in American History Honors
  • HUMANITIES 1H: Introduction to Humanities Honors
  • HUMANITIES 71H: Introduction to Film Honors
  • HUMANITIES 72H: Film and American Culture Honors
  • JAPANESE 1H: Beginning Japanese I Honors
  • JAPANESE 2H: Beginning Japanese II Honors 
  • MANAGEMENT 10H: Statistics for Business and Economics Honors
  • MANAGEMENT 12AH: The Legal Environment of Business Honors 
  • MATH 3AH: Analytic Geometry and Calculus I Honors 
  • MATH 3BH: Analytic Geometry and Calculus II Honors 
  • MUSIC 20H: Music Appreciation Honors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 1H: American Government Honors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 12H: Comparative Politics Honors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 14H: International Relations Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 1H: Introduction to Psychology Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 3H: Physiological Psychology Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 5H: Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 10H: Statistical Methods in the Behavioral Sciences Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 13H: Psychology of Reasoning and Problem Solving Honors
  • PSYCHOLOGY 37H: Abnormal Behavior Honors
  • SOCIOLOGY 1H: Introduction to Sociology Honors
  • SPANISH 1H: Beginning Spanish I Honors
  • THEATRE ARTS 25H: Great Plays: Primitive to Renaissance Honors
  • THEATRE ARTS 26H: Great Plays: Renaissance to Contemporary Honors 
  • THEATRE ARTS 29H: Script Analysis Honors
  • WRITING 1H: College Writing 1 Honors
  • WRITING 2H: College Writing 2: Critical Thinking/Writing Honors

For special consideration by transfer institutions and for recognition on the transcript, Honors Program students must complete a minimum of five courses and 15 letter-graded units of honors-designated coursework during their academic career at Irvine Valley College (courses taken on a pass/no-pass basis do not fulfill Honors Program requirements). Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25; they must also achieve a 3.25 GPA in their honors courses. Students may not take more than three of the required honors courses in the spring semester prior to transfer without approval of the Honors Advisory Committee. Students are expected to submit a Student Learning Assessment Portfolio as a program graduation requirement. For more information please visit the Honors website or office. The Irvine Valley College Honors Program is a member of the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) and of the Honors Transfer Council of California. 

Entering freshmen who wish to join the program must submit an application packet containing a signed application form; official transcript demonstrating a non-weighted academic 3.25 GPA, or SAT 1890 (of 2400) or SAT 1260 (of 1600) or ACT 28 (of 36); a letter of recommendation; and a personal letter of application. Continuing IVC students who wish to join the program must submit an application packet containing a signed application form; unofficial transcripts demonstrating completion of at least 12 units of transfer-applicable coursework with a 3.25 GPA; a personal letter of application; and the names of three Irvine Valley College (or Saddleback) faculty who will comment on behalf of the applicant. Students transferring to IVC who wish to join the program must submit an application packet containing a signed, completed application form; unofficial copies of all college transcripts demonstrating completion of at least 12 units of transfer-applicable coursework with a cumulative 3.25 GPA; two letters of recommendation from college faculty; and a personal letter of application. Note: Special rules apply to students who already have an undergraduate degree or have 40 or more units of college work. Applicants must submit transcripts for any other colleges attended. Application forms are available online at academics.ivc.edu/honors or in the program office, LA 107A, at IVC. For further information students may call 949-451-5300 or email honorsprogram@ivc.edu.

Honor Societies

IVC honor societies include the Alpha Omega Mu chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (the international honor society for two-year colleges) and Psi Beta (the national honor society in psychology for community college students). All honor society members will have a notation on their official transcripts for every semester they maintain membership standards in Phi Theta Kappa and/or Psi Beta. Transcript notation is posted at the end of each semester. Phi Theta Kappa members are also eligible for chapter, state, and national merit and transfer scholarships. Psi Beta members are eligible for national research and service awards and can participate in regional in national psychology conferences.

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is a co-curricular organization in that eligibility and benefits of membership are determined by student GPA and units completed towards any academic program, degree, or certificate. PTK members enjoy a special relationship with the IVC Honors Program in that many PTK members are also members of the Honors Program, and vice versa, and thus often share resources and scholarship/research opportunities. Phi Theta Kappa members additionally benefit from receiving transcript notation, having access to over $37 million in scholarships, serving as chapter officers and in other leadership positions, attending and presenting at regional and national conferences, competing for awards, and profiting from various other scholarship, leadership, and service opportunities.

To qualify for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, a student must have completed 12 semester units at Irvine Valley College and have an Irvine Valley College cumulative grade point average of 3.5. Members must maintain a 3.5. GPA to remain  in good standing, and to receive transcript notation, which is posted at the end of each semester. For more information about Phi Theta Kappa, students may contact Advisors Kurt Meyer at kmeyer@ivc.edu or Jodi Titus at jtitus@ivc.edu.

Psi Beta

Psi Beta's mission is to encourage professional development and psychological literacy of all students at two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service. Psi Beta members experience educational enrichment through service activities, participation in professional psychology conferences, and competition for national awards. IVC's Psi Beta chapter has been active since 1992.

All students are welcome to participate in Psi Beta meetings and on-campus activities. However, to qualify for membership in the national Psi Beta organization, a student must have completed 12 semester units at the college level, at least one college psychology course with a grade of "B" or higher, and have a cumulative grade-point-average of 3.25 or higher. After paying a one-time-only fee to the national Psi Beta office, membership is for life.

For more information about Psi Beta, students may email Dr. Kari Tucker-McCorkhill (at ktucker@ivc.edu) or Mike Cassens (mcassens@ivc.edu) who are two of the Psi Beta chapter advisors, at ktucker@ivc.edu.

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