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.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
PTK is the international honor society for students in two-year colleges. Temple College was granted a charter for the Lambda Theta chapter of Phi theta Kappa on Nov. 17, 1960. To be eligible for membership in PTK, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
For more information about joining a club/organization or starting a new club, contact:
Arnold Student Union
ORGANIZATIONS FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS STUDENTS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
This organization provides professional development opportunities for education majors. Members receive discounts on school supplies and other needed items.
Sponsor: Tammy Baca firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
The Temple College Dance Company promotes fellowship among dancers in our school as well as surrounding areas by sponsoring activities, performance opportunities and workshops.
Sponsor: Sarah Armor firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com
LULAC Council 22305 - Young Adult League of United Latin American Citizens
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. The Council is chartered through the National LULAC organization and abides by that organization’s constitution and bylaws. Membership is open to all Temple College students, ages 18-29, who are interested in the Latin-American culture. TC alumni (ages 18-29) who are attending higher education institutions that do not have a LULAC chapter may join or continue membership in the LULAC Council 22305 at Temple College.
Sponsor: Eva Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org
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.email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.com
The STEM Club offers co-curricular competitions, events and other activities that help build academic foundations and technical skills in science, technology, engineering and math. The club is a collegiate chapter of SkillsUSA .
Sponsor: Dr. Sandra Melendez firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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.firstname.lastname@example.org