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Organizations

Clubs and Organizations

Association of Radiography Students (ARS) – Open to students currently enrolled in the RT Program at SouthArk. Its purpose is to promote the RT Program and to promote ethical conduct while serving as role models/mentors for future RT students.

Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM) –
BCM is open to any student enrolled at SouthArk who chooses to attend. Dues are not required for membership. The organization is Christian in perspective and will relate primarily to its sponsoring Arkansas Baptist State Convention Churches. The purposes of BCM are as follows: to encourage Christian fellowship; to develop Biblical leadership skills; to provide opportunities for Bible study; to organize collegians for service and ministry projects; to assist students to communicate the meaning of their faith in significant ways; and to offer guidance as students face crises and critical choices in life.

Health Occupations Students of
America (HOSA)Secondary School Chapter – HOSA is a national organization for secondary and post secondary students enrolled in Health Occupations programs. The activities for HOSA are an integral part of the instructional skills as well as leadership skills. HOSA members are involved in community-oriented, career related, and leadership development activities. Students from local chapters may attend regional, statewide and national conferences for leadership training and chapter management and participate in HOSA competitive events that test and recognize the students’ competencies in their chosen health occupation and related skills.

The Inter Activity Council --- IAC
is a group of representatives from all college clubs and organizations who meet to work on joint projects and keep each other informed about individual projects.

Omega Theta Alpha -- OTA
was established to support the OTA program and its students within SouthArk, to promote the OTA program in college and community activities, to provide curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences, to serve as role models/mentors for future OTA students.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
– PBL is designed particularly for those students who are preparing for careers in business or business education but is open to all students. Membership in PBL provides students with diversified activities designed to encourage interest, stimulate motivation, develop business skills, and increase knowledge of the business world. In Fall and in Spring, PBL will have the opportunity to participate in State Leadership conferences.  Student Project.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
– The Alpha Gamma Iota Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa was established in 1977.   The purpose of this national scholastic honor organization is to recognize outstanding academic achievement in community colleges. Membership is by invitation. Minimum qualifications include a 3.50 GPA and current student status.

Pi Theta Alpha (PTA)
– The Pi Theta Alpha was established to support the PTA Program within SouthArk, to promote the PTA Program within the community, to provide extracurricular learning experiences in the field of physical therapy, and to have its members serve as role models/mentors for future Physical Therapist Assistant students at SouthArk. Membership is open to current and former SouthArk PTA students.

SouthArk Nursing Students (SANS)
– The activities for SANS are an integral part of the instructional skills as well as leadership skills for practical nursing students. SANS members are involved in community-oriented, career related, and leadership development activities.

Skills USA –
Membership in Skills USA is open to secondary and post-secondary students enrolled in the various vocational-technical career fields represented. Skills USA’s purpose is to help students develop social and leadership skills. Activities that enhance the development of these skills are conducted by the club’s members and advisors. Each technical group elects officers from its membership who are eligible to represent the College in statewide and national competitive events.   Active Skills USA groups include students enrolled in Automotive Technology, Industrial Electronics, Building Trades, Cosmetology, Welding, and various computer classes.
Campus Clubs and Organizations
The College supports and promotes student organizations and clubs to serve the interest of both the students and the College. Student groups seeking official recognition must be approved by the Student Services Committee. Contact the Vice President for Student Affairs for more information.
 
How to Start an Organization
Students who would like to establish an organization or club on campus should submit the following to the Vice President for Student Affairs for consideration and approval:
  1. Name of organization
  2. A declaration of the purpose, goals, activities, membership requirements, constitution and by-laws
  3. Faculty sponsor
  4. At least 5 signatures of potential members (must be students at SouthArk)
 How to Join a Club or Organization
Students enrolled at South Arkansas Community College are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. Most organizations have open membership available to all students. However, some have selective membership based upon local, state, or national criteria. Students interested in joining a club/organization should contact the Coordinator of Recruitment and Student Activities.
 

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