Temple College has many student clubs/organizations on campus. Through these clubs/organizations, students are given the opportunity to become involved in planning activities, making new friends and developing leadership skills. Temple College has diverse clubs and organizations and is always open to expanding activity offerings.

No matter what your interest — whether it’s academic, recreational or social — you can probably find others at Temple College who share your passion.


Available Organizations & Clubs

Associate Degree Nursing Student Organization (ADNSO)
Membership is restricted to students currently enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program. ADNSO promotes opportunities to develop experience in contributing to a professional organization and enhances member knowledge of health care concerns or issues.

Sponsor: Claudia Turner claudia.turner@templejc.edu

Association of Respiratory Care Students (ARCS) 
This organization is designed to promote interest and awareness in Respiratory Care, to further awareness of technological advancements, and to broaden the scope of study in Respiratory Care. Its membership is restricted to those students enrolled in the TC Respiratory Care program.

Sponsor: David Fry david.fry@templejc.edu

Association of Student Surgical Technologists (ASST)
This organization is designed to promote interest in Surgical Technology and to further members’ awareness of technological advancements through workshops, meetings, and visits to medical centers. Membership is restricted to those students enrolled in the Temple College Surgical Technology program.

Sponsor: Alicia Buck alicia.buck@templejc.edu

Contact Info

For more information about joining a club/organization or starting a new club, contact:

Ruth Bridges

Arnold Student Union
Phone: 254-298-8309
ruth.bridges@templejc.edu

 

Business Club
The Business Club gives students who aspire to a career in business the opportunity to join together and learn skills needed to advance in their future careers. The club invites outside business professionals to speak to at meetings, gives training in answering common job interview questions, provides help with resume writing, and sponsors site visits to local employers.

Sponsor: Lisa Keil lisa.keil@templejc.edu

Criminal Justice Club (Lambda Alpha Epsilon) 
The American Criminal Justice Association has approved Temple College Criminal Justice Club as the Sigma Zeta Tau Chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon. The purpose of this organization is to give students with similar goals the opportunity to join together for social and professional functions. Joining together with law enforcement agencies in the community gives students a better understanding of the complex problems facing law enforcement today. Students wishing to become members must be enrolled in Temple College, either taking courses or majoring in criminal justice.

Sponsor: Stephen Phelps stephen.phelps@templejc.edu

International Student Association
The International Student Association is open to all international students and non-international students who have interest in international issues. The organization’s motto is “Unity in Diversity,” and it is here to help students share their cultural experiences from different parts of the world while attending Temple College. Events include weekly meetings, general meetings and many cultural activities all year round.

Sponsor: Ruth Bridges ruth.bridges@templejc.edu

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The NAACP-TC Chapter is a minority-based organization with an interest in increasing the social awareness of the student body and to educate the campus about issues affecting minority students both on and off campus.  The organization is opened to all students.

Sponsor: Adrian Sora  Adrian.sora@templejc.edu

Psychology Club
The Psychology Club is social organization composed of psychology majors and those with an interest in the field of psychology or who want to explore and clarify issues of truth, value and moral concern. The club is for students with an inquiring mind and a passion for knowledge. It is a great way for students to come together and discuss psychology and its place in today’s society.

Sponsor: Christine Simon christine.simon@templejc.edu

Science Club 
Science Club is for students who are interested in any phase of the sciences. It provides a broad program of interest in biology, physics, and chemistry. The club sponsors field trips to centers of scientific activity and encourages student research reports, and discussions of classical and current topics in science. The club is affiliated with the Texas Academy of Science Collegiate Academy.

Sponsor: Dr. Jason Locklin jason.lockin@templejc.edu
Dr. Shannon Hill shannon.hill@templejc.edu

Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association (SADHA) 
This organization is open to students who are enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program. The purpose of SADHA is to cultivate, promote, and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene, to represent and safeguard the common interest of members of the dental hygiene profession, and to contribute toward the improvement of the oral health of the public.

Sponsor: Melissa Machalek mmachalek@templejc.edu

Student Government Association (SGA)
Organized as the College Council in 1950, the present Student Government Association (SGA) has evolved through several constitutional revisions since its inception. Membership is made up of the elected officers. The objectives of the Student Government Association are to assist in the development of the student body, coordinate student activities, seek an understanding of and a solution to student problems, serve as the coordinating body of the social/service organization, and provide student input into the administration of Temple College.

Sponsor: Agostine Trevino agostine.trevino@templejc.edu

Student Veterans of America (SVA) 
This organization provides a social group and support structure to help veterans adjust to and become successful in civilian and college life. It raises awareness for veterans issues and facilitates the dissemination of information to veterans. It also promotes community service and volunteerism as well as organizes worthwhile projects and events pertaining to veterans and their needs and issues.

Sponsor: Patrick Finnegan Patrick.finnegan@templejc.edu

Temple College Dance Team 
The Dance Team promotes fellowship among dancers in our school as well as surrounding areas by sponsoring activities, performance opportunities and workshops.

Sponsor: Sarah Armor sarah.armor@templejc.edu

The Society of Physics Students (SPS)
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics or astronomy. Besides physics majors, members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other related fields. The chapter at Temple College is involved with research in stellar evolution. .

Sponsor: John McClain john.mcclain@templejc.edu

True Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA/TCGSA)
The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness and educate our campus and the community about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and alternative sex and gender culture. The group provides support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals on campus and their families and friends.

Sponsors: Dr. Christopher Krejci christopher.krejci@templejc.edu and Joy Row joy.row@templejc.edu

Young Adult League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) 
The purpose of this organization is to cultivate a better understanding of the Latin-American culture, to perform services related to Temple College and the community, to promote more interest in Spanish, and to encourage Latin-Americans to continue their education. The organization has been named State Council of the Year in 2016 and 2017, and National Council of the Year in 2017. Membership is open to all students enrolled at Temple College and those specifically interested in the Latin-American culture.

Sponsor: Eva Garcia eva.rivera@templejc.edu

HONOR SOCIETIES

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) 
This international junior college honorary scholastic society granted Lambda Theta, the local chapter, a charter on November 17, 1960. To be eligible for membership, a student must have completed 12 semester hours leading to a degree conferred by the College and rank academically within the upper 10 percent of the student body. Members are selected on the basis of character, citizenship, and scholarship.

Sponsor: Michael Pilgrim michael.pilgrim@templejc.edu and Kristen Griffith kristen.griffith@templejc.edu

Psi Beta 
This national honor society in psychology for community colleges is designed to stimulate, encourage, and recognize scholarship and interest in psychology. To be eligible for membership, a student must have completed one course of psychology with a “B” or better and have an overall GPA of 3.0.

Sponsor: Christine Simon christine.simon@templejc.edu

Sigma Kappa Delta (English Honor Society)
Sigma Kappa Delta is open to students who have completed one semester of college and at least one college English course, have no grade lower than a B in English, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0.

Sponsor: Dr. Christopher Krejci christopher.krejci@templejc.edu

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Baptist Student Ministries (BSM)
Organized in January of 1964, the Baptist Student Ministries was the first religious organization affiliated with the College. The purpose of this group is to provide weekly programs of worship, inspiration, and study that will be in keeping with Christian living. BSM is a Christian student organization open to all students regardless of their denominational affiliation.

Sponsor: Ruth Bridges ruth.bridges@templejc.edu