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Student clubs and organizations allow you to socialize, gain skills and learn about leadership. The Student organizations at College of the Mainland consist of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), Phi Theta Kappa (PTK, International Honor Society), Student Government Association (SGA) and the Veterans Organization. The Student Government Association is the governing body for all clubs. You are encouraged to participate in one or more of the following clubs and organizations.

For information about joining or starting a new club or organization, contact Elizabeth Urban at 409-933-8790.

If you are already a member of a club or organization, you may find the resources you need here.

American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP)

Advisor: George Njoku,


ASSP is for students who are planning for careers as safety professionals. It provides 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.

Badelynge Review

Advisor: Gwendolyn Barbee-Yow,


“Badelynge” is an archaic word for a group of ducks on the ground. The Badelynge Review purpose is to create a literary journal and provided opportunities to gain experience in editing and publishing. Works published will consist of poetry, short fiction, creative nonfiction, and academic essays that COM students publish.

Community Engagement Club


 The Community Engagement Club (CEC) purpose is to engage with the local community and non-profits, to hold voter registration drives and educational seminars. The club members volunteer at the events, with community partners, and other campus clubs/organizations

Cosmetology Club

Advisor: Beth Darden,


The Cosmetology Club encourages leadership and unity among the members. Students work together, have fun and serve people in the community. As a club, students attend hair shows and work together to develop cohesiveness as a group.

Creative Writing

Advisor: Lisa Frase, and Courtney Pugh,


 The Creative Writing Club (CWC) would like to educate, collaborate, network, and peer review for the purpose of writing and publishing creatively. The club is open to all with interests of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and other forms of creative writing.

Crochet Club

Advisor: Monique Suarez,


The purpose of the Crochet Club is to both teach inexperienced students how to crochet, and to provide inspiration for those who already know how to crochet. The club hopes to build a community for students interested in crocheting that can allow them to make friends, collaborate on projects, and learn a new skill.

Fit Club

Advisor: Jason Abshire, and Crystal Collins,


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.

Gamer's Guild

Advisor: Ashton Kimbark,


The purpose of the Gamer’s Guild is to promote the essence of competitive gaming, the fundamental belief of good sportsmanship and to enhance our daily lives by incorporating teamwork and leadership through the enjoyment of gaming. Students in this club participate in bi-weekly gaming sessions, hold workshops and organize tournaments.

Hispanic Student Alliance

Advisor: Rafael Naranjo,


The Hispanic Student Alliance 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 HSA sponsors include Spanish tutoring, Hispanic film and poetry events, Cinco de Mayo celebration and Hispanic Heritage Month. The HSA also focuses on the recruitment and success of students at College of the Mainland.

Mental Health Matters Club

Advisor: Andrea Fillip,


The purpose of the Mental Health Matters Club is to spread awareness and provide support for mental health issues among college students. The club will create a safe and supportive environment for students to express their feelings and learn ways to cope with stress, leading to a more positive academic and personal life experience.

Minority Men for Excellence

Advisor: Greg Benefield, 409-933-8641,

Minority Men for Excellence (MM4E) is a program designed to improve the recruitment and retention of Minorities at the College of the Mainland. Participants receive academic support and character and leadership development through programs and workshops. Men in the program also participate in community engagement opportunities and receive mentoring by faculty, staff, and peers.

Nu Psi

Advisor: Luanne Wren,


Nu Psi offers community service projects, leadership opportunities and educational field trips for club members. Membership is restricted to current Collegiate High School (CHS) students.

Nursing Students Association

Advisor: Lauren McElyea, and Karen Bell,



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.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK, International Honor Society)

Advisor: Kristina Jantz, and Gabriela Peña,


Website: (International) or (Texas)


Phi Theta Kappa is the official international honor society of community colleges. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage academic excellence among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, intellectual exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for the scholars and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. To be eligible, you must complete 12 credit hours at College of the Mainland with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher.

Presidential Ambassador Program

Contact: Tige Cornelius,


The Presidential Ambassador Program at College of the Mainland is a leadership training program for a group of selected, highly skilled students who work to represent the positive image of the Institution and President Nichols, as well as share our mission and culture with alumni, donors, friends and community at designated events and activities.

Process Technology Student Club (PTECH Club)

Advisor: Patricia (Patty) England,


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.

Robotics Club

Advisor: Rebecca Fagan,


The Robotics Club plan to increase the interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) by increasing student knowledge through Robotics and programming, collaboratively building relationships within the college network, and building repour of sportsmanship in team building and possible competitions.

Science Club

Advisor: Seraiah Smith,


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.

Sickle Cell Club

Advisor: James Mubiru,


The mission of the Sickle cell club is to raise awareness, and to educate COM students and the community about sickle cell disease. The club organizes social activities, games, and seminars to achieve its mission. All COM students are welcome to join the club.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Advisors: Connor Jennings,, and Bailey Rhodes, 



The Student Government Association is made up of an elected body of officers and one representative from each active student club. The role of SGA is to promote student participation in the decision-making process, to serve and to represent the student body. In addition, SGA and the Student Life Department will plan and develop educational, recreational, social, cultural and entertainment programs for the college community. Participants can develop leadership skills and learn to organize special events. Monthly meetings are open to the college community and all credit students are invited to participate.

Students for Christ

Advisor: Nicole Lloyd,


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.

Veterans Organization

Advisor: IV Hoke, and Alexandria Devasier,


The Veterans Organization ensures that veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and their families receive all benefits entitled to them. This organization also provides readjustment resources and provides students and successful alumni a network for professional developement.

Women in Business and Industry

Advisor: Karen Kupsa, and Siromi Wijesinghe,


Women in Business & Industry is an all-inclusive organization established to promote and advance women into leadership positions while enhancing diversity in the corporate workforce.  Through efforts to engage students across a variety of academic and professional affiliations on campus, our goal is to explore issues and challenges relevant to women while providing opportunities for individual growth and networking.