The National Survey on Student Engagement reports that students who make the effort to get involved with their college outside of the classroom have a higher rate of success and participating in student clubs and organizations is a great way to put action behind your desire to get involved.
- 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)
Sponsors: Gregory Hawkins, Director of Student Experience
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 Community 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:
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.
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.
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, President.
Hannah (Hunter) Davis, Vice President
Advisor: Scott Larkin
Co-Advisor: Teresa Hampton