Thank you for your initiative to seek out opportunities to be involved in campus life beyond the academic classroom! Columbia State offers several extra-curricular organizations that help build friendships, networks, and skills to benefit you. In today's job market, it is critical that students engage in experimental learning both in and outside of the classroom. Becoming involved in a student organization helps you do just that!
In addition to student organizations, the Office of Student Services sponsors several social, educational, and recreational activities throughout the school year, such as picnics, karaoke, intramurals, festivals, etc.
List of Student Organizations:
- Student Government Association – To provide a link between the administration, faculty, and the student body and to enhance the quality of student life through interaction between the community and college.
- Charger Student Radiographer Organization – To foster activities and projects that promote fellowship among the membership and to support professional development through attendance at workshops, seminars, etc.
- Phi Theta Kappa (International Honor Society) – To promote the ideals of Scholarship, Leadership, Fellowship and Service. Membership is open to students who have completed 12 college credit hours and have a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
- Respiratory Care Crew – To inform the public of pulmonary health issues and actively educate the community of a possible future in the career field of respiratory care.
- NAVTA (Student Chapter of the North American Veterinary Technician Association) - To promote personal involvement and professional development through the veterinary technology program.
- Student Nursing Association – To represent the interests and concerns of the nursing students of the Columbia campus; to develop leadership capabilities of students; and to prepare students for full participation in the nursing profession.
- STEA (Student Tennessee Education Association) – To interest capable young men and women in education as a lifelong career; to develop an understanding of the teaching profession through professional associations; to prepare students for the problems of the teaching profession and society; and to provide students with the history, organization, policies, ethics and programs of the professional associations.
- Choose The Best (CTB) – To provide a faith based social outlet that equips students with biblical, life-affirming information regarding healthy relationships and marriage preparation through dynamic material, speakers, and Bible studies.
- C.O.R.E. (Christians On the Road to Excellence) – To equip and empower Christians through the Word of God.
- FCA (Fellowship Of Christian Athletes) – To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
- Full Spectrum Video Game Club – To provide students with a social outlet in a safe, friendly environment; promote individual growth in students through interaction with others; generate interest in on-campus activities; and build camaraderie within the student body.
- Real Subtle Anime Club – To foster and strengthen the interests held by and endeavors taken by “otaku” into the worldly genres of Japanese style animation and comics. To explore the Japanese language, culture, and history, different internet cultural memes, online forum use and etiquette, and art in a fun and upbeat environment.
- Trio Leaders – To increase retention and graduation of students who are either low-income, first generation, and /or students who have a documented disability; to foster an institutional climate supportive of the success of a diverse group of students who have an academic need by providing education opportunities, give attention to individual needs and emphasizing academic excellence.
- For additional information on student organizations or starting a new student organization, please contact the Office of Student Services at firstname.lastname@example.org, Jones Student Center 163 on the Columbia campus, (931) 540-2568.
Student Organization Assistance
Get funding assistance for you organization! The Office of Student Services provides funding for student organization operations, travel for leadership and professional development seminars, and programs and activities. To apply, please complete the application below.
- Handbook for Student Organizations
- Release Hold-Harmless Agreement
- Student Organization Assistance Application
- Student Organization Event Registration Form
- Student Organization Policy
- Solicitation and Sales Application
- Year-End Financial Report