Student Clubs & Organizations
Approximately twenty clubs and organizations representing a variety of interests are active on campus. You are encouraged to participate in one or more of the groups.
All student organizations and activities must abide by the educational objectives and administrative regulations of Central Texas College as stated in official documents and the Student Organization and Sponsors Handbook. All activities and fundraisers must be cleared through the Student Life Activities Office before the event. Club sponsors must ensure that all club funds are deposited and disbursed properly through the club’s on-campus Agency Fund Account or local bank account.
If you have interests not represented by a student group, you are encouraged to start a new club by contacting the Director of Student Life, at 254-526-1258, or email to email@example.com.. The following is a list of active organizations on campus:
|Baptist Student Ministry (BSM)||Barbara Little||526-1830|
|Byways Literary Journal||Michael Matthews||526-1694|
|Central Texas College Golden Eagles Academic Club||Jane Gibson||526-1525|
|Criminal Justice Club (learn more)||John Cella||526-1275|
|Culinary Hospitality Arts Club (learn more)||Ramona Lezo||526-1534|
|CTC College Conservatives||Dr. Joyce Bateman Jones||526-1540|
|Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA) (learn more)||Rick Hindman||526-1539|
ENACTUS (learn more)
|Epsilon Delta Pi (Computer Science) (learn more)||Steve Schroeder||526-1164|
|Flight Team||Michael Hutyra||526-1241|
|Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) (website)||Bertha Kondrak||526-1273|
|Gamma Epsilon Omega (GEO)||Kenneth Bass||526-1612|
|Inspirational Voices||Diane Dudley||526-1900|
|International Student Association (ISA) (website)||Marta Grant||526-1107|
|Mental Health Services Association||Dawn Green||526-1856|
|Muse Association (learn more)||Celinda Hallbauer||526-1800|
|National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses (learn more)||Lela Coleman||526-1898|
|Phi Theta Kappa (learn more)||Jane Gibson||526-1525|
|Psi Beta Psychology National Honor Society (learn more)||Joyce Bateman-Jones||526-1540|
|Rotaract (learn more)||Barbara Merlo||526-1999|
|Sigma Kappa Delta (learn more)||Dr. Will Heath and Dr. Cornell||526-1239|
|Speech Team (website)||Brandon Wood||526-1239|
|Student Government Association (SGA) (learn more)||Mariceli Vargas||526-1258|
|Student Nurse Association (SNA) (learn more)||Susan Ramnarine-Singh||526-1986|
|Student Veterans Organization (SVO) (website)||Terry Caston||526-1666|
|Writer's Club (learn more)||Michael Matthews||526-1695|
Culinary Hospitality Club
The CTC Culinary Hospitality Arts Club was established to provide culinary opportunities for aspiring chefs and inspire them to reach their full culinary potential. Student chefs can learn new skills and enhance existing sills through our numerous projects and fundraisers. These include bake sales, pie and cake fundraisers, barbecue fundraiser, the Chancellor’s Chili Cook-off and participation in campus events. We also co-host the Patio Café dinners and lunches with students in the culinary classes. It is our desire to to bring a true sense of culinary arts to CTC.
Sponsor: Ramona Lezo, 526-1534, firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Justice Club
The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club is to provide a forum for Criminal Justice students to enrich their learning about Criminal Justice topics and careers in the Criminal Justice field. Also, the Criminal Justice Club wants to promote professional, academic, and public awareness of criminal justice issues. As, we, the CJ club, want to encourage the establishment and expansion of higher education and professional training in criminal justice degrees.
Sponsor: John Cella, 526-1275, email@example.com
Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA)
Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA) is an international organization for college students preparing for a variety of careers. Delta Epsilon Chi programs engage students from a variety of educational disciplines, while maintaining a strong focus on business-related areas such as marketing, management and entrepreneurship. Activities promoted by Delta Epsilon Chi integrate with and enhance the student's college curriculum.
Sponsor: Rick Hindman, 526-1539, firstname.lastname@example.org
ENACTUS is an international non-profit organization that works with leaders in business and higher education to mobilize college students to make a difference in their communities while developing the skills to become socially responsible business leaders. Participating students form teams on their college campuses and apply business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. An annual series of regional and national competitions provides -a forum for teams to present the results of their projects, and to be evaluated by business leaders serving as judges. National champion teams advance to the prestigious ENACTUS World Cup. In addition to the community aspect of the program, ENACTUS' leadership and career initiatives create meaningful opportunities for learning and exchange among the participants as well as the placement of students and alumni with companies in search of emerging talent.
ENACTUS brings together a diverse network of university students, academic professionals and industry leaders around the shared mission of creating a better, more sustainable world through the positive power of business. By contributing their talents to projects that improve the lives of people worldwide, ENACTUS participants are demonstrating that individuals with a knowledge and passion for business can be a powerful force for change.
Epsilon Delta Pi
Students who have completed at least 15 semester hours, which includes at least six semester hours in computer science and who meet the scholastic requirements may apply for membership in Epsilon Delta Pi, a national honor society in the computer sciences.
Sponsor: Steve Schroeder, 526-1594; email@example.com.
Morton Hall Association
The Morton Hall Association serves as the governing unit for dormitory students and promotes dorm student awareness and interest. The association is also responsible for establishing fundraisers to help support dorm activities and improvements.
Sponsor: Adele Magnani, 254-526-1790 firstname.lastname@example.org
To promote awareness fro the Central Texas College Fine Arts Department through community service and awareness of various programs the department has to offer, while cultivating and individual’s interest in the arts and give the individual a haven to network.
Sponsor: Celinda Hallbauer, 526-1475, email@example.com
The National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses represents students that are currently attending the Vocational Nursing Program here at CTC. We are active in community service events such as the book donation and the Texas Relay for Life. We have a scholarship for a nursing student in the VN program or who is accepted to the program based on an essay that is turned in. We have many ideas of how we would like to serve our community and help each other learn more about how to care for each other and the community.
Sponsor: Sharon Carter, 526-1898, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phi Theta Kappa is a nationally known honor society for students who have achieved a standard set up by their local chapter. Phi Theta Kappa membership guarantees you access to more benefits than any other student organization. As a member, your academic excellence will be recognized with the Golden Key Membership Pin, membership certificate and identification card, notation of membership on your diploma and transcripts and the privilege of wearing regalia at graduation that sets you apart as a Phi Theta Kappa member. Membership will also provide exclusive access online benefits including the eScholarship Directory, listing information on scholarships designated exclusively for Phi Theta Kappa members; letters of recommendation for scholarships and employment; and press releases announcing your induction into the Society. To be a member of the Sigma Iota Chapter you must meet the following requirements: Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50 and maintain a 3.00 GPA following induction; complete at least 30 semester credit hours, with 12 of those credit hours from CTC; enroll in at least 6 semester credit hours for the current term. If you think you meet these minimum requirements and would like to join, please send an email to the faculty mentor, Jenny Shotwell at email@example.com . The email must contain your mailing address, phone number, email address, full name, and Student ID. If you qualify, you will receive an email back from her in mid-October/March with an acceptance letter and instructions to complete the application for induction and pay your one time dues of $60.00.
Open to all CTC students (Texas, Online and Continental)
Sponsor: Jane Gibson, 526-1525, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of Psi Beta Honor Society is to promote professional development of psychology students in two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.
~Psi Beta National Council, June 9, 1996~
A student may join Psi Beta if he or she meets the following requirements:
1. Completed a college psychology course with a grade of B or higher.
2. Completed 12 hours of college coursework with a cumulative college GPA of 3.0 or higher, or your GPA is within the top 35% of GPAs at your college.
3. Shows interest in psychology.
5. Is in good standing in the community.
6. Pays the $50 one time, lifetime fee.
Sponsor: Joyce. Bateman-Jones, 526-1540, email@example.com
The CTC Rotaract Club is a Rotary-sponsored service club for young men and women ages 18 to 30. Through the Rotaract program, young adults not only augment their knowledge and skills, but they also address the physical and social needs of their communities while promoting international understanding and peace through a framework of friendship and service. There are more than 7,000 Rotaract Clubs in 163 countries.
Sponsor: Barbara Merlo, 526-1999, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Student Government Association was formed as a medium through which CTC students can effectively voice their concerns. Members of this group have the opportunity to experience democratic processes; participate in intercollegiate organizations; work toward better student/faculty/administration relations; plan projects to better or beautify the campus and the community; and help plan and produce student activities and events.
Sponsor: Mariceli Vargas, 526-1258, email@example.com
Sigma Kappa Delta
Sigma Kappa Delta National English Honor Society was established in 1996 to recognize outstanding students for their achievements in English. After having completed twelve or more semester hours of college credit, students who are initiated into the Tau Beta Chapter at CTC must be ranked in the top thirty percent of their classes in general, and they must have completed all college level English courses with a grade of "B" or better.
Sponsor: Dr. Will Health and Dr. Cornell, 526-1239
Student Nurse Association (SNA)
Central Texas College Department of Nursing Student Nurses Association: The Central Texas College (CTC) Student Nurses Association (SNA) is part of the National Student Nurse Association (NSNA), http://www.nsna.org/, which is the largest independent student organization in the country and the only national organization for students of nursing. The Texas Nurses Student Association web site is: http://www.tnsa.org/ .
For a membership fee, a student can participate in this organization which is dedicated to giving student nurses the opportunity to contribute to their nursing education now and assisting them to prepare for future leadership roles. The members become familiar with current professional activities, educational changes and needs, and community health care needs, among other things. More important, though, is the emphasis by the association on direct involvement in these activities from the early planning stages through implementation of programs. The student members are also encouraged by the association to participate in interdisciplinary activities and to continue working with other professional nursing organizations. The CTC SNA posts scheduled monthly meetings. The SNA coordinates, implements, and participates in college and community professional and charitable activities that promote positive social change. There are scholarship opportunities for members.
For more information, please see our Department of Nursing website, our Facebook page, and our monthly Vital Signs Newsletter.
Faculty Advisor: Susan Ramnarine-Singh, MSN 254-526-1986, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor: Michael Matthews, 526-1695, email@example.com