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Registered Student Organizations

A well-rounded, integrated program of student activities is provided through registered student organizations (RSO). Various RSOs have been established on campus for students with similar purposes and interests. These groups include scholastic honor societies, academic departmental groups, student leadership, student media and special interest groups.

Membership in all groups is open to all students; however some may require additional criteria for joining as full members. Some groups operate primarily on one campus location, while others may operate on multiple campuses. A student at any campus is eligible to join any group, regardless of whether the organization is based at that student’s primary campus.

Students interested in joining any of the established groups should contact the club advisor for more information. Club Round-Up days are held at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters at all locations as an opportunity for students to learn more about the groups.

Any GHC student attending the Marietta Campus may join and participate in any of the registered and recognized clubs and organizations at SPSU. GHC students must meet any regular requirements or criteria for joining these groups, as well as paying any membership dues required of regular members. Students at the Marietta Campus may contact the SPSU Office of Student Activities for more information.

If you do not see a group that interests you, the Office of Student Life encourages students to form new organizations at any time. Guidelines for creation of a new student organization can be found on the RESOURCES page. Listed clubs are followed with the code on which location it primarily operates – Floyd Campus (FC), Cartersville Campus (CC), Marietta Campus (MC), Paulding Campus (PC), Douglasville Campus (DC), Heritage Hall (HH), or All Campuses (AC).

 

Special Interests Groups

Baptist Student Union (BSU) – FC
Georgia Highlands College's BSU has interdenominational membership and is open to all Georgia Highlands College students, faculty and staff who want to become involved in Christian activities and services on the campus and in the community.

Brother 2 Brother (B2B) – AC
B2B exists to provide positive solutions to the educational, cultural, social, spiritual and intellectual needs of African-American and Latino male college students at GHC; and to provide opportunities for leadership development and campus and community service.

Chargers Cheerleading Squad – FC
The Charger Cheerleading Squad is the spirit group that supports all GHC athletic teams and promotes school spirit and pride among the student body.

Circle K – FC

Circle K develops college students into a global network of responsible citizens and leaders with a life long commitment to service.

 

College Conservatives –  CC
This political organization is the Georgia Highlands chapter of the Georgia Association of College Republicans. Members are dedicated to helping Republican candidates get elected into public office through grassroots and get-out-the-vote efforts and to advancing the ideals of the Republican Party on college campuses throughout Georgia.

 

CRU – CC

CRU is a campus ministry focused on helping students grow in their relationship with God and influence the world for Him. Follow Cru on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/337702159648192/.

 

Enactus – MC

The purpose of SIFE is to provide students with opportunities to make a difference on their campus, in their community, and globally. They also encourage the development of leadership, teamwork, and communication skills through learning, practicing, and teaching the principles of free enterprise.

Equality Alliance – FC, CC
Equality Alliance provides support for students and connects them with allies on campus. This organization works to promote tolerance of diversity and a hate-free society.

Gaming Club – FC, CC, PC, DC
The Gaming Club will provide the GHC community with opportunities for new and experienced players of table-top games, including tutorial sessions, tournaments and more. The club will promote a more positive image of gamers and gaming, focusing on the benefits of gaming such as building creativity and critical thinking skills; and will create networking opportunities for starting or joining gaming groups on campus.

GHC Endurance Sports Club – CC
The purpose of the Endurance Sports Club is to provide social support and promote healthy living through the participation in endurance events such as running, swimming, and cycling.

Green Highlands – FC, CC, PC
This group strives to raise awareness and action towards a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle with emphasis being placed on mind and body well-being and environmental concerns.

Hispanic Student Association (HSA) – FC
The HSA is a group whose goal is preserving and promoting the richness of Latino culture and heritage; to unite those of Hispanic or Latino ethnic background and those who have an interest in the culture through activities that invoke cultural and social involvement. We strive to exchange culture and educate the college community of the diversity of the Latino community, and serve through campus and community service projects.

Noise Society – FC

The Noise Society brings together producers and fans of all genres of electronic music and spreads awareness of the musical appeal and popularity of electronically created sound.

Spanish Activities Club – CC
This club celebrates and explores the richness of the Hispanic culture through language, art, music and more.

Students Without Borders/ Study Abroad Club – FC, CC, PC
This group aims to assist students understand and appreciate other nations and cultures, and to encourage student participation in the Study Abroad program. All students who have traveled/studied abroad or would like to travel/study abroad are welcome!

Student Veterans of America- CC, FC
SVA is a great resource for U.S. armed forces veterans, U.S. military active duty military personnel, and their supporters to assist with the transition from military life to civilian life.

That Anime Club – FC
Expanding the imaginative and fantastic world of anime to GHC if the aim of our club. Discussing and even debating your favorite animes and manga, while watching new anime and learning the extensive history of how anime and manga art commenced and progressed, inevitably influence popular Japanese culture.

Undergraduate Researchers – Impacting Tomorrow (UR-IT)- CC

Our purpose is to develop and provide opportunities for students to complete and participate in undergraduate research.

 

Women to Women- MC, DC
The purpose of Women to Women is to connect and support women at GHC as we courage women to pursue and achieve their personal goals, share their unique gifts, and ideas while encouraging understanding among women of different classes, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. We provide a supportive atmosphere for women to explore their concerns, focus on developing communication skills, volunteering in the community, and the general well-being of women in all aspects of their lives. We promote pride in women’s individuality while seeking to enrich their academic, cultural and social experiences.

Writer’s Collaborative – FC
The Writer’s Collaborative intends to encourage fellow students in pursuing creative original literary works. The group will also discuss methods of publication, as well as scholarship opportunities available for creative writers. As a part of the GHC community, we intend to provide constructive criticism to aspiring young writers.

 

Academic Groups

 

American Criminal Justice Association- FC

The American Criminal Justice Association’s Alpha Delta Chapter is open to students employed, enrolled or taking courses in criminal justice, human services, or other related studies. The organization provides the following benefits: opportunities for scholarships, a national and local network of professionals, employment opportunities, opportunity for scholastic honors and professional recognition.

 

English Majors Association – FC

The English Majors Association goals is to offer academic and career advice and mentoring, as well as cultural and social outings and events of interest to English majors.

 

Highlands Association of Nursing Students (HANS)- HH

HANS is comprised of students majoring in nursing at Georgia Highlands College. This organization encourages socialization to the profession of nursing and leadership development. Membership allows a student to have a voice in the state and national student organization as well as linkage with nursing students all over the United States. HANS is highly involved in community service projects and some fund-raising activities.

Human Services Club – FC
The Human Services Club is open to all students at Georgia Highlands College who are interested in serving the community with compassion, understanding and a quest for knowledge.

Math & Science Club – CC, DS

The Math & Science Club’s purpose is to increase student involvement focusing on math and science related majors, careers, and interests.

Political Science Club – FC
Provides a forum for students interested in discussing subjects of politics and community affairs, a means of exploring local and state government functions of interest, airing pertinent political films, having debates, and involving GHC students in elections generally. This group is not directly affiliated with any specific political party, but will rather be open for and inclusive of all political ideologies.

The Political Club – MS
Provides a forum for students interested in discussing subjects of politics and community affairs, a means of exploring local and state government functions of interest, airing pertinent political films, having debates, and involving GHC students in elections generally. This group is not directly affiliated with any specific political party, but will rather be open for and inclusive of all political ideologies.

Student American Dental Hygienist’s Association (SADHA) – HH
SADHA is comprised of students in the dental hygiene program at GHC.  This organization strives to promote and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene and to represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession.  It also works to contribute to the improvement of the oral health of the public, and is involved in community service projects and some philanthropic activities.

Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators (SPAGE) – FC
The Georgia Highlands College chapter of SPAGE is open to students interested in or majoring in education. The organization enables students to interact with a statewide network of professional educators in order to learn about various development experiences, career opportunities and preparatory programs offered in the field of education in the state of Georgia.

 

Leadership Groups

 

Emerging Leaders- AC

Students who participate in the Emerging Leaders program receive leadership development training through a series of workshops and short training sessions. Students who successfully complete the program are better prepared to be campus leaders and expand on their leadership skills during their time at GHC. Students must be nominated by a faculty/staff member during Fall to be eligible to participate in the Spring program.

Highlands Interactive Productions (HIP) – AC
HIP is the campus activities programming board for Georgia Highlands College. Members assist the Office of Student Life with the selection, promotion and presentation of the various entertainment events and activities held on campus during the year.

Orientation Leaders – AC
Orientation Leaders assist with new student orientation sessions, held throughout the year. Orientation Leaders are well-trained student leaders who serve as the connection between the campus and the new incoming students.  Applications for these paid positions are accepted in the Office of Student Life, and all students selected must complete a series of training sessions, workshops, and group-dynamic projects.

Student Government Association (SGA) – AC
The Student Government Association is Georgia Highlands College’s model of student government.  The primary purpose of the SGA is to serve as the voice of the student body and act as a liaison between students and college administration in order to help formulate just and proper regulations pertaining to student government and to assist those persons designated to enforce the regulations.

 

Honorific Groups

 

Alpha Beta Gamma (ABG)- AC

Alpha Beta Gamma is an international business honor society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business curricula. Students must have completed at least 15 credit hours with demonstrated academic excellence by attaining a 3.0 GPA or its equivalent in business courses as well as a 3.0 overall average.

 

Honors Program Club- FC, CC, DC, PC

The GHC Honors Club supports the mission of the GHC Honor’s Program by providing opportunities for extracurricular involvement. The purpose of the organization is to further the aims of the GHC Honors Program by providing social, extracurricular, and educational opportunities for students already accepted to the GHC Honors Program.

 

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)- AC

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Students who achieve a 3.50 cumulative GPA with at least 12 credit hours at Georgia Highlands College are invited to join. Members must then maintain a 3.25 GPA. The GHC chapter is Alpha Psi Omicron and was chartered in January 1994.  The organization elects officers, holds regular meetings and plans activities and service projects for members and the campus. Phi Theta Kappa also offers scholarship opportunities for members.

 

Psi Beta- AC

Psi Beta is a national honor society for students enrolled in two-year colleges and interested in psychology. Some of the requirements for membership include an overall B average, at least a B average in the completion of two psychology courses and an interest in psychology. A one-time fee is paid for lifetime membership. The chapter meets and elects officers. Membership provides opportunities to develop one's interest in psychology and to gain invaluable experience to include on a resume.

Page last updated: June 4, 2013