Students are encouraged to enrich their educational and leadership skills through involvement in an organization at the college, not being content simply with pursuing a program of study. Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) cater to a variety of student interests to include political, social, cultural, professional, leadership, and technical venues related to programs of study.
Students involved in an organization will find greater connectivity with the college, peers, and advisors, and are more likely to remain in college through graduation or completion of educational and professional goals. To this end, all students are encouraged to prioritize their time to participate in an organization on campus for leisure activities, to gain leadership skills, and to form friendships. Organizations with an asterisk (*) may have special requirements for joining.
Association of Information Technology Professionals is a student branch of a national professional organization. This chapter was founded in 1968 and is designed for students planning careers in information technology. The chapter has monthly meetings with speakers from area companies. Local competition winners compete at regional and national conferences.
Advisor: Dexter Howard, email@example.com
Co-Advisor: Matthew Semple, firstname.lastname@example.org
This club exists for students who are enrolled in an automotive program or are interested in automotive pursuits. Members work on car restoration and other projects, attend car shows, and interact with professionals in the field to further their working knowledge in this industry.
Advisor: Larry Cardell, Larry.Cardell@chattahoocheetech.edu
This organization’s purpose is to further the knowledge of the CLT professional through educational opportunities. This will be accomplished by offering guest speakers and member presentations. In addition, the organization encourages participation with local, state and national professional organizations. Other activities include fundraisers and community projects. This club exists for students who are currently enrolled in the CLT program.
LUNCH AND LEARN: November 10, 2016, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Marietta Campus
Advisor: Robin Aiken, Robin.Aiken@chattahoocheetech.edu
The Interiors Club was created to educate and expose students to the world of interior design. The club will help members create and organize portfolios, polish individual resumes, and share concepts and ideas with one another. The purpose of the organization is to advance the theory and practice of interior design. Through various projects, students will build strong social and educational ties that foster high academic achievement and interaction with interior design professionals in the community.
Advisor: Ginger Burton, Ginger.Burton@chattahoocheetech.edu
The International Club acts as an active support group of the International Community. It serves as a focal point for International student initiatives, concerns, and social functions. The Club sponsors an annual celebration of International Education Week highlighting the cultural diversity of the college and its educational programs of interest. Club members practice cross-cultural skills as they learn to be global leaders and participate in service projects. Selected Club members participate in the annual Georgia International Leadership Conference.
Lambda Nu is a national honor society for the radiologic and imaging sciences. Its objectives are to foster academic scholarship and promote research and investigation in the radiologic and imaging sciences. This club is only for Radiography students who are currently enrolled in the program.
Phi Beta Lambda is a student branch of a national organization that provides opportunities for students who have career plans in business and office occupations. Students hold monthly meetings, sponsor service projects, and participate in state conferences and competitions.
Advisor: Ryan Greene, email@example.com
The professional Land Care Network is an organization for students in the Environmental Horticulture program. PLANET participates in garden tours, seminars, industry-related trade shows, and PLANET Student Field Day and Career Day. This organization provides an opportunity for members to improve their leadership skills and explore careers in the horticulture field.
Advisor: John Hatfield, John.Hatfield@chattahoocheetech.edu
The club exists primarily for students planning to enter public safety careers in criminal justice, paramedics/EMT, fire science, and any other related field. In addition to regular meetings, students also take trips to enhance their knowledge in the field, such as an earlier trip to Philadelphia to learn about the U.S. Constitution.
Rho Tau Alpha’s (PTA) mission is to create a better understanding of the vastness, diversity, and complexity of the profession of physical therapy through a supportive and informative environment for students enrolled in the physical therapist assistant program.
Sigma Alpha Pi exists to assist college students in creating the lives they desire by helping students discover what they truly want to do and giving them the support and tools to achieve their goals. Membership is based on GPA.
Co-Advisor: Shari Szalwinski, Shari.Szalwinski@chattahoocheetech.edu
Co-Advisor: Lisa Lipkins-Hill, Lisa.Lipkins-Hill@chattahoocheetech.edu
SKILLS-USA is a national organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health fields. The organization’s purpose is to complement student skills training with personal development. Students learn such qualities and attitudes as leadership, citizenship, self-respect, and high standards of craftsmanship and ethics. Students may participate in state and national competitions. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).
Student Government Association promotes activities and provides services that contribute to the cultural, social, moral, and intellectual development of students. SGA is composed of representatives from each club plus members-at-large who plan school-wide activities and service projects.
Co-Advisor: Rock D’Amour, firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Advisor: Megan Youngblood, Megan.Youngblood@chattahoocheetech.edu
Student Nurses’ Association exists to contribute to nursing education, aid in the development of the whole person, provide camaraderie between students and provide opportunities to meet healthcare professionals. Membership is limited to students enrolled in or seeking enrollment in the Associate degree nursing program.
Interim Advisor: Quetina Pittman-Howell, Quetina.Pittman@chattahoocheetech.edu
The Surgical Technology Club is an organization that aims to provide surgical technology professionals with skill, knowledge, and experiences that will help them deliver total quality patient care. To accomplish this goal, educational opportunities are offered via guest speakers, shared experiences, and member presentations. Other activities include fundraisers and community projects.
Advisor: Lorraine Wilderman, Lorraine.Wilderman@chattahoocheetech.edu