Non-Traditional Students Club
Knox offers a college experience for more than just the late-teen/ early 20-something student fresh out of high school. While that does make up most of Knox's population, you can also find a group of what Knox calls non-traditional students playing an important role on campus.
The Non-Traditional Students Club is specifically designed for students who might be a parent, working a full-time job, are a bit older than the average college student, or all of the above.
- Provide support and information for Knox students who are also balancing jobs and family life.
- Helping non-traditional students be as involved on campus as students who live on campus.
- Host regular meetings twice a month to discuss experiences and ask questions. Children of students are welcome to attend.
Before classes begin during fall term, non-traditional students coordinate with faculty, staff, and administration to design their own Knox orientation. This orientation often includes discussions about issues non-traditional Knox students might face, such as
- Parking issues
- Difficulty in having the constant access to resources that on-campus students have
- Expectations of professors, especially for those who commute
- Integrating with traditional students in classes and extracurriculars
- Campuswide movie nights
- Helping with Habitat for Humanity
- Non-Traditional Student Week
- Organizing a booth for International Fair
- Community service projects
Working as a group, non-traditional students can learn how to overcome these challenges and be as much a part of the Knox community as any on-campus student.