SGA and Clubs
Connect with others who share your interests, from art to gaming, or who want to make a difference on campus and in the community.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA)
The student government is made up of an elected body of officers and one representative from each active student organization. The role of the student government is to promote student participation in the decision-making process, to represent the student body and to serve. In addition, the SGA will plan and develop educational, recreational, social, cultural and entertainment programs for the college community. Participants have the chance to develop leadership skills and learn to organize and present special events. Monthly meetings are open to the college community, and all credit students are invited to participate.
Advisor: Mark Greenwalt, 409-933-8673
The Student Art Association brings together those interested in fine arts and to provide artistic experiences to COM students, faculty and staff as well as the community.
COM ALLIED HEALTH CAREERS CLUB
Advisor: Carlene Parnell, 409-933-8386
The purpose of College of the Mainland’s Allied Health Club is to provide Allied Health students the opportunity to participate in health-related campus activities, be exposed to a variety of health professionals, enhance career development, get involved in community volunteering and be exposed to a variety of health professions. Our goal is to support Allied Health students with different opportunities to gain or advance their knowledge in the different Allied Health fields. Our club will strive to help students through student shadowing, and providing a variety of professional workshops.
COM FIT CLUB
Advisor: Jason Abshire, 409-933-8439 and Crystal Collins, 409-933-8420
The COM Fit Club is for students interested in exercise, health and fitness. It provides an outlet to students who wish to exercise on a regular basis, learn about proper nutrition and become involved in community health events. It is also for those who have an interest in the fields of coaching, exercise science, recreation, personal training, physical therapy and/or nutrition. Find us on Facebook – College of the Mainland Physical Education, Sport and Recreation.
Advisor: Candice Edmonston, 409-933-8481
The Cosmetology Club encourages leadership and unity among members. The cosmetology program involves students working together and having fun meeting and helping people in the community. As a club, students attend hair shows and work together as a family. Members mentor other members in “big sister, little sister” relationships.
COMIC BOOK CLUB
Advisor: Brad Denison, 409-933-8207
The Comic Book Club’s purpose is to discuss, enjoy, and promote comic books, graphic novels, and other related media at College of the Mainland.
HISPANIC STUDENT ALLIANCE
Advisor: Rafael Naranjo, 409-933-8353
The Hispanic Student Alliance is a successor organization to the Dream Act Leadership Organization due to the legislative changes in the USA. The HSC aims to bring awareness about the Hispanic culture, history,and language to the college community through different cultural, educational, social, and political events and activities. Some of the activities that HSC sponsors include Spanish tutoring, Hispanic film and poetry events, Cinco de Mayo celebration, Hispanic Heritage Month events, and the International Festival. The HSC also focuses on the recruitment and success of students at College of the Mainland.
Advisor: R. E. Davis, 409-933-8313
The history club promotes the understanding and knowledge of history through guest lectures, film showings and field trips. This club also provides opportunities for community service projects that teach leadership skills and social responsibility.
JAPANESE CULTURE CLUB
Advisor: Doug Alvarez, 409-933-8435
The Japanese Culture Club promotes knowledge and interest in all aspects of Japanese culture, particularly anime and literature. This club intends to encourage cultural awareness through discussion; watching films and anime; reading manga or other texts; taking field trips to conventions, festivals or museums (at least one a year); and inviting educational speakers.
LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER (LGBT) CLUB
This club strives to unite LGBT students by encouraging support, building awareness, advocating students and providing a safe environment to discuss LGBT topics. Students are also given opportunities to build leadership and teamwork skills by planning workshops and working on community projects with other clubs.
NU PSI (COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CLUB)
Advisor: Luanne Wren, 409-933-8219
Nu Psi is a service club created by CHS students in order to give back to their community as well as develop leadership skills. Students volunteer at many events on the college campus and in the community. Fundraisers provide for educational and recreational field trips at the end of each year to reward the students who work as hard for others as they do for their academics.
ORGANIZATION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE (OAAC)
Advisor: Danielle Johnson, 409-933-8655 and Earl Alexander, 409-933-8147
OAAC was established in 1978 as an organization that provides a venue for members to participate in leadership-skill-building activities and events reflecting life in a diverse society. Community outreach is a major focal point for the organization.
PROCESS TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ORGANIZATION (PTEC CLUB)
Advisor: Al Jivan, 409-933-8542 and Patty England, 409-933-8536
The PTEC Club strives to create awareness of the career opportunities within the process technology industry. Our group provides support between members to include, but not limited to, academic support (tutoring/peer review), industry tours (as available), career attainment preparation (mock interviewing/resume building) and fundraising, while maintaining academic and legal integrity.
SCIENCE CLUBAdvisor: Candice Ratley, 409-933-8333 and Sheena Abernathy, 409-933-8330
The Science Club promotes awareness and appreciation of the natural sciences by providing a better understanding of them through field trips, guest speakers, and other activities. The club sponsors college events and performs outreach through educational and community activities. This club also offers members opportunities to work as a team and assume leadership roles and responsibilities.
SO PSYCHEDAdvisor: Lalanya Ennis, 409-933-8197
The SO Psyched Club promotes interest in and knowledge of psychology and sociology and encourages support between students, faculty, staff and the community. The club provides opportunities such as community service projects, volunteer experiences, guest lectures, film showings, field trips and other activities related to the behavioral sciences
STUDENTS FOR CHRIST
Advisor: John Mohr, 409-933-8575
An interdenominational organization open to both Christians and non-Christians, this club invites all who are interested to attend with open hearts and minds. It offers a time to slow down and pray for the campus, world and each other and encourages positive growth and fellowship among students.
NURSING STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION
Advisor: Deanna Machula, 409-933-8459 and Terri Davis, 409-933-8452
The purpose of this organization is to provide the highest level of education for student nurses while aiding in the development of the whole person. Students model integrity and leadership in both their educational activities and their interactions with peers, other healthcare professionals and the public for whom they care. The club abides by and will further the standards of nursing education and influence education legislation, program development and technology use.
Advisor: Roger Mora, 409-933-8249 and Kelly Frederick, 409-933-8462
Vision Seekers serves as a unifying club for nontraditional students to fully integrate into the whole experience of college life and culture. Alumni and staff have the opportunity to mentor and tutor low skilled students in academics. "Teach what you know!"
VOCATIONAL NURSING STUDENT ORGANIZATION (VNSO)
The Vocational Nursing Student Organization addresses the unique needs of Vocational Nursing students as they transition from the role of a student to the role of a member of the nursing profession. Members have opportunities to participate in service and professional development activities.