Hill College Students Benefit from Phi Theta Kappa Resource Fairs

  Hill College Students Benefit from Phi Theta Kappa Resource Fairs
  Friday, September 11, 2020 12:55 PM
  Student Activities

Hillsboro, TX

Hill College Students Benefit from Phi Theta Kappa Resource Fairs


HILLSBORO, TEXAS—Hill College’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society set out to enhance the college experience for fellow students by hosting three 2020 Vision Fairs that provided a variety of resources to support students' mental, physical, and academic health.

The fairs were held Sept. 8 at the Hill County Campus (HCC) Pavilion in Hillsboro, Sept. 9 at the Hill College Burleson Center in Burleson, and Sept. 10 at the Johnson County Campus (JCC) Student Center in Cleburne.

In collaboration with college administration, PTK decided to host the 2020 Vision Fairs as part of its College Project, one of two large-scale projects the group can work on each year.

“Our College Project is the PTK chapter’s opportunity to ask administration what we can do for the college,” said PTK President Thess Mitchell. “We want to guide students and provide resources to support their needs so they are able to succeed at Hill College.”

Hill College drama instructor and PTK advisor Dr. Jenny Corder said the fairs were a needed service among college students.

“I often hear from students that they didn’t know about opportunities to get involved on campus or academic and health resources available to them,” said Corder. “By providing information all in one place, we hope to help students become more involved on campus and continue that involvement when they transfer to a university and enter the workforce.”

Because outside vendors are not currently allowed on campus due to COVID-19, PTK officers were responsible for compiling off-campus and community resources for each campus event such as voter registration and food pantry information.

“Not enough students know where they can get their voter registration cards, and everyone’s voice matters,” said PTK Recording Officer Lydian Delaney.

Representatives from Academic Pathways, HCC and JCC Libraries, Academic Advising and Success, Student Government Association (SGA), Student Services, Student Life and PTK were available at each event to provide students with on-campus resources and information about their respective departments and organizations.

“As a college student myself, I think both financial aid and tutoring are extremely key resources as they help students continue their education and understand their subjects,” said PTK Representative Tabby Hughes.

Corder said she hopes the resources provided will help students navigate challenges many college students face.

“During this time of uncertainty in the job market and society, providing some stability in the form of food pantries, job searches, academic and financial support, and mental and physical health resources can give students an opportunity to overcome obstacles and adversities and pave a path to success,” she said.


For more information, visit www.hillcollege.edu.