Make the most of your time at Bishop State Community College by joining one of our many organizations. Getting involved in your campus is a wonderful way to strengthen your leadership and organizational skills and meet other students. Whatever your interest, you'll find an organization or activity that appeals to you. Explore the links below and see how you can get involved.
ACTIVE MINDS: Active Minds is a campus organization that gives students opportunities to educate and create awareness of issues concerning mental health. The organization seeks to remove the stigma associated with mental illness, and membership is open to all students. For more information, contact the advisor Mrs. Malvereen Harris, at 251-405-7138.
ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING STUDENT ORGANIZATION (ADNSO): Membership in the ADNSO is open to all students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The organization provides opportunities for students to develop leadership skills, participate in and provide community services, and help promote Bishop State Community College.
BISHOP STATE CHEERLEADING SQUAD: Membership on the cheerleading squad is open to all students. Tryouts are held during the spring semester. The goals of the squad are to: (1) promote and maintain school spirit, (2) develop good sportsmanship among students, (3) build better relationships between colleges, (4) maintain the highest personal and team cheerleading standards, and (5) foster enthusiasm and support of the attending crowd during basketball games.
BISHOP STATE COLLEGE BAND: Participation in the Bishop State College Band is required for all musical instrument majors and minors. The band is open to other students through audition for college credit or personal enjoyment. The band performs for both on-campus activities and selected off-campus events. View more >
BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE CHOIR:
The College Choir is designed to explore choral literature of basic musical eras in various styles. Emphasis is placed on musicianship and the development of ensemble vocal techniques. The choir represents the College at civic, school, and religious functions in the community. Membership is granted by audition only. View more >
BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILDCAT AMBASSADORS: A select group of students who serve as hosts and hostesses for prospective students, dignitaries, visitors, and numerous college-wide functions. To be selected as an Ambassador is an honor and an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth. Students are selected as Ambassadors possess strong interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, a genuine interest in meeting new people, and sense of school spirit and pride. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 251-405-7087.
BISHOP STATE COSMETOLOGY ASSOCIATION: The purposes of the Bishop State Cosmetology Student Association are to promote healthy beauty habits as well as educate and support Bishop State Community College through being active with student activities and other collegiate organizations. It also has a purpose to unite students involved in the cosmetology industry to reach higher levels of excellence personally and professionally.
BISHOP STATE JAZZETTES: Composed of young ladies who share a common interest in dance, the team performs during home basketball games, local parades, and community events. The goals of the BSCC Jazzettes are to create and promote school spirit and provide quality family entertainment with hip-hop and jazz dance styles. During the academic year, the team practices three (3) days per week. For more information, call 251-405-7087. View more >
BISHOP STATE SECME ENGINEERING CLUB: The purpose of SECME is to increase the pool of minorities who are prepared to enter and complete postsecondary studies in science, engineering, and mathematics, though students of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend. This club will help prepare members to transfer to a four-year engineering program.
CAMPUS MINISTRY: Campus Ministry offers Christian students opportunities for fellowship and participation in Christian activities fellowship. The organization encourages student believers to make a difference in their world by assisting with on-campus and off-campus special projects and helping others.
CULINARY ARTS STUDENT ASSOCIATION: This organization represents the culinary arts profession at Bishop State Community College. The association participates in culinary arts competitions, and travels to food institutions and food shows to expose students to a variety of career choices. This group also participates in community service projects to share talents of the members and provide resources to those in need.
FUNERAL SERVICE EDUCATION STUDENT ASSOCIATION: The primary goals of the Funeral Service Education Student Association are to increase the professionalism of the funeral service majors and provide experiences to enhance the learning process of this vital field. All FSE majors are encouraged to join and participate in the club's activities and functions, which include educational trips, fund-raising drives, workshops, and other activities throughout the year.
HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT STUDENT CLUB: This club teaches practical skills, working knowledge, and further awareness of the field of Health Information to the students in this program. Students become familiar with ethical principles of healthcare, which were developed to safeguard the public and mandate professional levels of quality and efficiency for members of this vital profession.
HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA (HOSA): The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality healthcare by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of health occupations students. Interested students should see the counselors for the Health Occupations Programs.
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUTOMATION (ISA): The objectives of ISA are to advance and to reinforce the arts and sciences related to theory, design, manufacture, and use of instrumentation, computers, and systems for measurement and control in various sciences and technologies. This organization helps students learn about future career opportunities in the field of instrumentation.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION: This organization promotes goodwill and international cultural exchange at Bishop State. It provides opportunities and activities for students to interact with others from diverse cultures and enrich their global world view.
INSTITUTIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB: The Institutional Photography Club assists in video recording events of the institution as historical documentation for the college's archives. Students assist the faculty/staff Institutional Photography Committee by recording college-wide events. The club is sponsored by this committee. Membership affords students with opportunities to learn to operate video camera and editing equipment.
KAPPA BETA DELTA HONOR SOCIETY: The Iota Chapter of Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society is an international honor society recognized in the Division of Business for outstanding students. Eligible students must be in the upper 20 percent of their class with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS CLUB: This organization improves the student's knowledge of science and mathematics through active participation in original research projects, seminars on relevant topics of current interest, and field trips. The club also sponsors some social and community activities.
PHI BETA LAMBDA (PBL) BUSINESS FRATERNITY: This is a national organization for students enrolled in business, or teacher education programs at two-year and four-year colleges and universities. The purposes of PBL are: (1) to provide opportunities for students to develop vocational competencies and business leadership skills, and (2) to promote a sense of civic and personal responsibility.
PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY: The purpose of Alpha Epsilon Nu Chapter, the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, is to recognize academic achievements, develop leadership and skills of members, provide networking opportunities, and offer scholarships. To qualify for membership, each candidate must be enrolled in an associate degree program at any of the four campuses of Bishop State (including technical campuses), must have completed 12 semester hours of coursework, possess a 3.25 GPA or higher, adhere to the College's code of conduct, and demonstrate citizen and leadership traits. NOTE: If a student's GPA falls below 3.25, he or she must bring up this average by the next semester or be dropped from the Honor Society. View Blog >
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (PTA) CLUB: This club is open to students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. It sponsors fund-raising drives and social/community activities and serves to provide networking opportunities. Students will learn about career opportunities in this exciting and burgeoning field.
SIGMA KAPPA DELTA: Sigma Kappa Delta is the national English honor society for two-year colleges and confers distinction upon outstanding students of the English language and literature. To be eligible for membership, students must have completed a minimum of one college-level English class with a “B” average or better, have completed at least 12 semester hours, and maintain a minimum overall 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA): This organization serves and represents the total student body and acts as a catalyst in promoting cooperation and school spirit among students, faculty, and the administration. Students of SGA gain training in self-government and learn to lead others. SGA officers are elected during the spring semester. View more >
STUDENTS WITH DIFFERENT ABILITIES: This organization is serves as a support group for students to share information concerning special services available by local, regional, and national agencies. The organization is also intended to inform the public about different types of disabilities, and to network with professional agencies about job opportunities. Membership is open to all students.
SYSTEMATIC STUDENT ASSISTANCE CLUB (SSAC): Provides students with online academic skills and to improve the knowledge of students by familiarizing them with the use of BORIS, Blackboard, online registration, and required class assignments. The organization also focuses on improving individual skills, productivity and student knowledge through the use of technology in the classroom.
THE AFRICANA: An academic organization established to serve as an archive for books, documents, or art objects relating to the history or culture of Africa and African-Americans. For membership inquiries or more information, students should contact Dr. Caesar Smith at 251-405-7142, Mr. David Thomas at 251-405-7140 or Dr. Timothy Broughton at 251-405-7139.
YOUNG AT HEART CLUB: Promotes fellowship among students who are senior citizens and to build interrelationships among all students. The organization gives guidance to students and encourages their participation in other college activities. Members of Young at Heart assist in the recruitment of other senior citizens as well as in curriculum.