Clubs and Organizations
Connect with others who share your interests, from art to gaming, or who want to make a difference on campus and in the community.
Popular Student Organizations on Campus
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.
PHI THETA KAPPA (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is an honors organization that enables active members to apply for PTK scholarships at four-year colleges. To become a member, students must have achieved the level of academic standards set forth by its national organization. The activities of PTK focus on the development of leadership, scholarship, fellowship and community service. To be eligible for membership, a student must have a GPA of at least 3.5 with at least 12 college credit hours. Once a member, a student must maintain a GPA of at least 3.0.
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY ENGINEERS (ASSE) STUDENT SECTION OF THE GULF COAST CHAPTER
Advisor: E.C. “Bear” Handwerk, 409-933-8412
This club is for students who plan careers as safety professionals. It seeks to provide additional educational and leadership opportunities for students to learn more about their chosen area of study and to promote interaction between students and professionals in the field of safety.
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.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE ORGANIZATION
Advisor: JaMargaret Lowry, MNS/Ed., RN-NIC, 409-933-8191, and Jennifer Higgs, 409-933-8164
This mission of this Florence Nightingale Organization is to assist students in the transition from student to professional through the development, planning and implementation of the pinning ceremony. Students in this club participate in the teamwork, leadership and management required to bring this event to fruition. A pinning ceremony culminates the nursing program experience. During the ceremony the student will receive a nursing pin and make the Florence Nightingale Pledge to hold themselves to a high ethical standard, advocate patient rights and devote themselves to the health and welfare of all humans.
Advisor: Marilynn Kish-Molina, 409-933-8328, and Tracy Orr, 409-933-8575
This club promotes awareness and appreciation of the natural sciences by providing a better understanding of them through field trips, presentations and other group activities. The club also offers members opportunities to work as a team and assume leadership roles and responsibilities.
Advisor: Elaine Baker, 409-933-8115
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.
DEBATE TEAM/PI KAPPA DELTA
Advisor: Nakia Welch, 409-933-8210
The purpose of Pi Kappa Delta is to promote and enrich the practice and study of argumentation and debate through on and off-campus activities.
DREAM ACT LEADERSHIP ORGANIZATION (DALO)
Advisors: Marylou Ortuvia, 409-933-8291 and Robert Arenas, 409-933-8507
DALO has been established for the expressed purpose of educating the college and the community it serves of the issues relevant to the immigrant community in regards to immigration and higher education.
Advisor: Jason Abshire, 409-933-8439
The purpose of the Fitness Club is to promote physical well-being and to discipline the mind and body for better health.
Advisor: Dr. Veronica Sanchez
This club seeks to promote an interest in and understanding of geology at all levels. The club functions as a link to better understand the earth and its processes and features and their impact on the local community. The club will practice these goals by organizing lectures, sponsoring college events and performing educational community activites.
JAPANESE CULTURE CLUB
Advisor: Elaine Childs, 409-933-8318
The Japanese Culture Club seeks to promote interest in and knowledge of all aspects of Japanese culture, specifically in Japanese media and literature. The goal is to encourage cultural awareness, challenge people’s social biases and acquaint members with the widespread effects of Japanese culture.
NU PSI (COLLEGIATE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT CLUB)
Advisor: Luanne Edens, 409-933-8219
Nu Psi provides community service, supports College of the Mainland’s efforts in any way possible, offers leadership opportunities for club members and takes educational field trips (at least one per year).
Advisor: Kristy Peet, 409-933-8424
This club provides club members with material and intellectual resources, inspiration, dialogue and a sense of community to help them improve their own work and increase their knowledge of the medium.
PROCESS TECHNOLOGY STUDENT ORGANIZATION (PTEC CLUB)
Advisor: Steve Wethington, 409-933-8196 and Al Jivan, 409-933-8542
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.
STUDENTS FOR CHRIST
Advisor: Andrea Fillip, 409-933-8620
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.
TEXAS NURSING STUDENTS’ ASSOCIATION (TNSA)
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.
VOCATIONAL NURSING STUDENT ORGANIZATION
Advisor: Misty Jones, RN, 409-933-8137, and Kimley Lewis, RN, 409-933-8458
The organization assists students in the transition from student nurse to licensed vocational nurse through the development, planning and implementation of the pinning ceremony. Students participate in the teamwork and management required to bring this event to fruition. A pinning ceremony culminates the nursing program experience, and during the ceremony the student will make the Florence Nightingale Pledge to hold themselves to a high ethical standard, advocate patient rights and devote themselves to the health and welfare of all humans.