- Students enrolled at SouthArk 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 appropriate club sponsor.
- Students who would like to establish an organization or club at SouthArk should submit the following to the Vice President for Student Services for consideration and approval.
Include the following information:
- Name of organization or club
- A declaration of the purpose, goals, activities, membership requirements, constitution, and bylaws
- SouthArk employee sponsor
- At least five signatures of potential members (must be students at SouthArk)
- The VPSS will take the completed applications to the Student Services Committee for action and approval.
Student Government Association (SGA)
Advisor: Kimberly Moore, Director of Student Engagement
Co-Advisor: Dr. James Yates, Associate of Arts Dean/Instructor
Description/Group Purpose: This group of representatives from all college programs serves as an official and representative student organization and the official voice through which student opinion may be expressed. It investigates student issues and takes appropriate action, encourages the development of responsible student participation in the overall policy and decision-making process at SouthArk, fosters an awareness of the student’s role in the learning community, enhances the quality and scope of education at the college, and provides a means for responsible and effective participation in the organization of student life.
Members of the SGA also participate in leadership development workshops, attend conferences, and plan the Fall Fest & Spring Fling events.
The Purpose of Brotherhood of Scholarship and Service shall be to increase the success and involvement of the men of color at South Arkansas College. The Mission of Brotherhood of Scholarship and Service, or BOSS, is to increase, encourage, and support the inclusion and educational success of men of color.
The program assists students in their academic and professional endeavors while promoting and advocating for an improved educational experience at South Arkansas Community College. BOSS aims to build a support system consisting of campus and community members with hopes of leading to higher levels of well-being.
BOSS intends to empower its members with the motivation and skills needed to exceed personally and professionally while gaining valuable leadership skills at South Arkansas Community College. The following pillars are designed to help students achieve this mission:
Advisor: Susan Spicher, Associate Professor/Education Director
Co-Advisor: Tammy Ward, Instructor
The mission of Campus Ministries One shall be a student-led organization to develop the spiritual life and abilities of the students in relation to God, to each other, and to the world at large within a non-denominational Christian context and in a manner consistent with the Christian faith. As part of this mission, CMI seeks to introduce fellow collegians to an authentic relationship with Jesus Christ. Campus Ministries One fulfills its mission through the following:
- Prayer - Communication with God
- Worship - Expressions of thanks through word, music, and service
- Fellowship - Community of students developing quality relationships
- Discipleship - Learning about Jesus and following His example
- Mission - Living a life that reflects our relationship with God in what we say and do
The mission of the Latinos Unidos Student Association is to provide leadership opportunities for its participants; to promote professional and personal growth activities throughout the academic year and summer; to foster community and campus engagement of all members; to serve as a liaison between the students and the community with special emphasis on the Hispanic population; and to make the student organization a rewarding and memorable experience for all participants by providing a support system, a way of networking, and a family-like, inclusive environment. LUSA works on various projects throughout the year, including assisting with planning cultural and community events.
Membership is open to all students of South Arkansas Community College. Any SouthArk student interested in becoming a part of the organization can contact the organization Sponsor.
Sponsor: Tammy Ward, Instructor
Description/Group Purpose: FBLA-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 FBLA-PBL provides students with a variety of activities designed to encourage interest, stimulate motivation, develop business skills, and increase knowledge of the business world. In fall and in spring, FBLA-PBL will have the opportunity to participate in state leadership conferences. Most of all, FBLA-PBL offers many opportunities for students to enhance their resumes and network with business people in the community and surrounding areas.
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, also known as PTK, is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly state colleges and community colleges. It also includes Associate's degree-granting programs offered by four-year colleges.
Students who have a 3.5-grade point average over 15 credit hours are invited to join our international organization, the largest honor society for community college students in the country. We have had a chapter at South Ark since 1977.
Jessica Poore- Chapter President
Hunter Davis- Chapter Vice-President (not pictured)
Christian Marshall- Chapter member
D’Arbonee Forte- Chapter member
Scott Larkin- Chapter Advisor
Teresa Hampton- Chapter Co-Advisor.
Advisor: Janna Alvarez, JAG College Career Coach
Description/Group Purpose: The purpose of the JAG Career Association is to be a student-led organization for career-minded students who are interested in preparing themselves to enter the workforce.
The goals of the JAG Career Association are:
1. Leadership Development
2. Career Development
3. Social Awareness
4. Civic Awareness
5. Community Service
Through career development activities, students shall come in contact with employers to explore careers, especially those in need of skilled workforce as well as to better understand needed employability skills on the job.
Membership: Membership is open to all students of South Arkansas Community College. Any SouthArk student interested in becoming a part of the organization can contact the organization Sponsor.
Advisor: Ray Winiecki, Dean of Career and Technical Education
Co-Advisors: Amanda Rhodes, Criminal Justice Director/Instructor & Katheryn Bourne, Instructor
Description/Group Purpose: Membership in SkillsUSA is open to secondary and postsecondary students enrolled in the various vocational-technical career fields. SkillsUSA’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. Members are eligible to represent the college in statewide and national competitive events. Active SkillsUSA groups include students enrolled in Automotive Technology, Criminal Justice, Cosmetology, Welding, and various other program areas.
From left to right, the students’ names are Mike Lonon, Julianne Spencer, Hannah Garcia & Claire Sanderlin.
Advisor: Mandi Haynes, Radiologic Technology Program Director
Advisor: Sam Allen, PTA Program Director/Professor
Co-Advisor: Kelly Goodwin, Instructor
Description/Group Purpose: Pi Theta Alpha was established to support and promote the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at SouthArk and in the community. The organization provides extracurricular learning experiences in the field of physical therapy, and develops its members as role models/mentors for future PTA students at SouthArk. Membership is open to current and former SouthArk PTA students.
Student Clubs (Special Interest Groups)
Advisor: Amanda Rhodes, Criminal Justice Director/Instructor
Advisor: Gary Hall, Director of Entertainment & Media Arts/Instructor