Texarkana College Clubs & Organizations
Find your place at TC with our college clubs and organizations! To be a member of an officially sanctioned extracurricular organization in the student life of Texarkana College, an individual must be registered in good standing as a student in the college.
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About College Clubs & Organizations
To be a member of an officially sanctioned extracurricular organization in the student life of Texarkana College, an individual must be registered in good standing as a student in the college. Specific prerequisites for membership in an officially sanctioned organization, and for holding office in such a group, are determined by the constitution and by-laws of the group; those documents having been approved by the Dean of Students and Student Life and the Student Life Committee of Texarkana College. Copies of each organization’s constitution are maintained in the Dean of Students Office.
Black Student Association (BSA)
The primary purpose of this college organization is to provide service to the community. Our goal is to establish awareness of one’s heritage as well as to increase the retention and graduation rates of minority students and to provide leadership training.
Sponsor: Robert A. Jones
Cultural Awareness Student Association (TC-CASA)
The purpose of this college organization is to create an opportunity for Texarkana College students, faculty and staff, and the Texarkana community to expand their cultural knowledge and appreciation through educational and social activities. Of the many college clubs and organizations, TC-CASA will promote academic excellence and unity and will not discriminate against any students on the basis of gender, disabilities, race, color, age, or national origin. TC-CASA will not be an association to shelter only one culture, but rather will be one to help the students develop an understanding and acceptance of their own culture and the culture of those around them.
Sponsor: Dr. Theresa McDonald
Fine Arts Club
Through the Fine Arts Club, students are offered an array of areas to explore such as music, art, journalism, Spanish and speech which allows students to express their creativity, and expression of artistic exploration.
Each semester, we showcase our music, art students and their work, along with performances and exhibits.
If you are interested in a specific area of creative & visual arts, have an overall interest in what we offer, and enjoy camaraderie and friendship, then we invite you to join the Fine Arts Club. Sponsor: Dr. Mary Ellen Young
Gaming Club (TC-GC)
The Gaming Club is for any member of Texarkana College who enjoys one or more types of gaming, and seeks to provide a positive attitude for all gamers, no matter the game they play, so like-minded individuals can have a college club to meet at, host and attend tournaments, learn more about other games, and improve their skills in any game. The college club is open to anyone who is interested in gaming, who wishes to have a safe, secure, and encouraging atmosphere to game and discuss gaming in general.
Sponsor: Gabriel Avila
Honors and Leadership Program
The Honors and Leadership Program at TC is designed to provide a unique opportunity for in-depth studies with a leadership emphasis. In addition, the student has close and frequent contact with instructors and with fellow students who have like interests.
The Honors and Leadership Program provides a forum for collegiality and opportunities for intellectual and personal growth; there is a special focus on leadership in the community. This program is designed for students who are in pursuit of an education, not simply a degree. Employers in our community have expressed their interest in graduates with leadership skills.
Applications open up in the spring semester and are available on the TC website or by contacting Mary Ellen Young at 903-823-3369.
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Ellen Young
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Phi Beta Lambda is a state and national professional student organization that brings business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.
As a local chapter of PBL, we will promote business leadership, encourage computer usage and programming, teach and study computer and business skills, and expose the student body and the community to computers through college and PBL-sponsored events. As a member, a student will be able to compete in state and national competition events in the business and computer fields.
Sponsor: Dr. Theresa McDonald
Phi Theta Kappa
Zeta Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the honor society for two-year colleges, was chartered in May 1948. It recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students and provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service, and fellowship programs.
Each semester, a faculty advisor and the registrar survey all available candidates and recommend for membership those students whose grade point average indicates superior scholastic achievement (GPA of 3.5 or higher on 15 hours of associate degree coursework) and who have demonstrated qualities of leadership and integrity and are pursuing an Associate or above degree.
Sponsor: Dr. Mary Ellen Young
Next Step College Ministry
The purpose of Next Step College Ministry is to: Assist students from Texarkana College to take their next step in their faith journey encouraging them to grow in their relationships with each other and with God.
Sponsor: Bart Upchurch
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Texarkana College Student Government Association was established with the express purpose of advising the President of the College, Vice-President of Instruction, and Dean of Students, encouraging college clubs and organizations, creating new college clubs and organizations as the need arises, channeling requests for information and/or action to the appropriate authority, assessing the administration of the college community’s needs and interests, and to aid in planning activities.
The Student Government Executive Board, which represents the student body of Texarkana College is composed of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Relations Officer, and six Senators.
The Executive Board is a service organization which assumes leadership promoting worthwhile student enterprises. It also serves as an advisory organization representing the student body in its relationship with the faculty and administration. Students who are elected to serve on the Board receive valuable training and experience in civic leadership. The President and Vice-President are sophomores elected at-large from valid applicants. The other officers and Senators are valid applicants who are selected by panel and may represent college clubs, programs, or divisions.
Sponsor: Doug Saffel
Student Nursing Association
This club is affiliated with the Texas Nursing Student Association and is for students enrolled in the college’s nursing programs.
Sponsors: Joy Bohon and Lindsey West
The TC STEM Club is open to any current TC student interested in science and math. Club activities include environmental studies, science competitions, service projects, guest speakers, STEM-related field trips, and representing TC at various community events and functions.
Sponsors: All STEM Faculty are sponsors
Texarkana College offers intramural athletic programs. The intramural program may include basketball, volleyball, and soccer. Intramural sports are organized cooperatively through the C.O. Pinkerton Recreation Center and Student Activities.
Sponsors: Dean of Students and Vicki Dodson
Free Speech Area
The area in the immediate vicinity around the clock tower is designated as the Free Speech Area. In case of inclement weather, an optional location will be assigned by the Director of Facility Services. An additional free speech area is located in the immediate area outside the old Nursing Building. Requests must be submitted to the Dean of Students twenty-four hours in advance of an event.
At the discretion of Administration, special assemblies may be announced. These assemblies will present programs of broad interest or of cultural value.