Apr 21, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 Edition 
2017-2018 Catalog: August 2017 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)
  • Online Services and Distance Education  
    • Student Email, Online Educational Counseling, Online Orientation, Online Advisement, Distance Education: Online Classes, Blackboard
  • 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
  • ASIVC, Honors Program and Honor Societies
    • Associated Student Government of IVC, Clubs, 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

ASIVC, Honors Program and Honor Societies

Student Life

Student Services Center
Room SSC 260 • 949-451-5688 • 949-451-5507 • 949-451-5442 • students.ivc.edu/asivc • ivc.edu/student/clubs

The Office of Student Life and Equity Programs houses both Student Equity and the ASG of IVC. The Office of Student Life and Equity Programs is 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. 

The Office of Student Life provides a multitude of campus events and activities such as welcome activities, Homecoming, the Presidents' Cup tournament, end-of-semester events, and holiday celebrations throughout the year. The office also provides academic success resources to assist in student retention.

Students are encouraged to purchase the ASIVC activity sticker, which entitles its holder to a number of member benefits including no-cost entry to IVC athletic home games for the semester; free scantrons (Qty. 6 while supplies last) and green books (Qty. 2 while supplies last); 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.

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. For information, call 949-451-5507/5442.

Associated Student Government (ASG) of Irvine Valley College (IVC)

The Associated Student Government of Irvine Valley College (ASG of IVC) is recognized as the official governing body for all areas of student concern. 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, Clerk/Secretary, Community Outreach, Development, Diversity, Facilities and Technology, Judicial Court, Legislative, Public Relations, Student Advocates and Student Activities.

ASG of IVC Sponsorship

ASG of IVC budget monies are principally commissions derived from college cafeteria and bookstore contracts, with the remainder of monies coming from the sale of ASIVC activity stickers. The budget supports campus causes and events, such as club activities, athletics, co-curricular programs and scholarships. 


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, such as the International Student Club and LGBTQ Allies, and academic and special interest organizations, such as the Administration of Justice Club/XTE, Applied Science and Engineering Club (ASEC), BEES Garden Club, Business Leaders Society, Forensics Club, Geography Club, History Club, Math Club, and Political Science/Model United Nations. Additional information is available on the ASGIVC/I4C home pages and from the Student Life Office, located in SSC 260.

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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 
  • BIOLOGY 19H: Marine Biology Honors
  • COMMUNICATIONS 1H: Communication Fundamentals Honors
  • COMPUTER SCIENCE 1H: Introduction to Computer Systems Honors
  • ECONOMICS 1H: Principles of Economics-Micro Honors
  • ECONOMICS 2H: Principles of Economics-Macro Honors
  • ECONOMICS 10H: Statistics for Business and 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
  • JAPANESE 1H: Beginning Japanese I Honors
  • JAPANESE 2H: Beginning Japanese II 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 
  • MATH 24H: Elementary Differential Equations Honors
  • MUSIC 2H: Music Theory and Culture Honors
  • MUSIC 20H: Music Appreciation Honors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 1H: American Government Honors
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 12H: Comparative Politics 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
  • 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 
  • 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 and Writing 1 eligibility, 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 and Writing 1 eligibility; 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 and Writing 1 eligibility; three 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. 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 call 949-451-5206.

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.

To qualify for membership in Psi Beta, a student must have completed at least one college psychology course with a grade of "B" or higher, have completed 12 semester units, and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher. After paying a one-time-only fee, membership is for life. For more information about Psi Beta, students may email Dr. Kari Tucker, Psi Beta chapter advisor at ktucker@ivc.edu.

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