The role of the Office of Student Life is to augment students’ academic experience through co-curricular programming which may include: lectures, seminars and workshops on a variety of subjects are offered as well as performances by local artists, films and special interest programs.
The Office of Student Life publications include the online Student Handbook and the Student Clubs and Organization Guidelines Manual, found under Documents at https://mymtc1.midlandstech.edu/StudentLife/Clubs/Pages/default.aspx.
STUDENT ADVISORY BOARD
Students have the opportunity to participate in student government through the Student Advisory Board (SAB). This governing board provides students a voice in college governance, campus concerns and student affairs. The SAB is also the umbrella structure for all MTC student clubs and organizations. All currently enrolled students are members of the Student Advisory Board. Representatives of each student organization sit on the SAB as voting members. Any student may attend SAB meetings and voice concerns as a non-voting member. The SAB charters new student organizations, sponsors leadership workshops, appoints students to relevant college committees, participates in campus and community service projects, and supports Student Life programming. The SAB president attends the MTC Commission meetings, represents the MTC student body at designated events and meetings, and advises the Vice President for Student Development Services on student issues. Student Advisory Board meetings are held once a month during the following months: September, October, November, February, and March. Information about meeting times can be found on the bulletin boards on campus. Please contact the SAB at SAB@student.midlandstech.edu or the Office of Student Life at email@example.com.
CURRENTLY ACTIVE STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
The Medical Lab Technology Club (MLT)
The purpose of the MLT Club is to further the opportunities for MLT students to participate in college and community service activities. It is open to all Pre-MLT and MLT students. Advisor: Derrick E. Stratton, 803.822.3556, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midlands Entrepreneurship Club (MEC)
The purpose of the Entrepreneurship Club is to encourage students, former students, faculty and staff to plan for, create, and operate new businesses. The club is an opportunity for networking and association with guest speakers from the business community. The club meets monthly and is open to all students, former students, faculty and staff interested in entrepreneurship. Advisor: Lee Hunt, 803.738.7778, email@example.com.
MTC Student Veterans Organization (SVO)
The Student Veterans Organization offers activities for active-duty military and veterans. SVO supports the Veterans Success Center, works with the VetSuccess On-Campus Coordinator and recognizes veterans’ holidays. Advisor: Leonard Pitts, 803.738.7133 at Beltline and 803.822.3640 at Airport, firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Society of Leadership and Success/Sigma Alpha Pi (NSLS)
This organization provides a step-by-step program for members to build their leadership skills through participation in sponsored programs and events at the college. This includes attending an Orientation, a three-hour Leadership Training Day, three Success Networking Team Meetings, three Speaker Broadcasts featuring leading figures delivering success-related messages, and participation in community service opportunities. Students who meet the requirements are invited to join NSLS at the beginning of fall and spring semesters; payment of a membership fee is required to join. For more information about NSLS, visit www.societyleadership.org. Advisors: Kaci W. Greene, 803.790.7555, email@example.com and Harley Carrigan, 803.738.7860.
Radiologic Technology Club
The Radiologic Technology Club is committed to promoting the profession of radiology through community service, college-sponsored, and professional activities. Students enrolled full-time in the program, as well as those on the waiting list for acceptance, are eligible for membership. Advisor: Millie Massey, 803.822.3651, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Respiratory Care Club
The Respiratory Care Student Club is designed to assist in various community volunteer activities and fundraisers that enable students to participate in or attend seminars, lectures or meetings to enhance their knowledge in this f ield. The club is available to all f irst- and second-year respiratory care students. Advisor: Cayce Hendrix, 803.822.3433, email@example.com.
Student Dental Hygiene Association (SDHA)
The Student Dental Hygiene Association was established to increase member awareness of issues that impact the profession and to represent and safeguard the common interests of the members. Furthermore, this club encourages the development of a strong sense of professionalism and community involvement. Advisor: Kim Schneider, 803.822.3451, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student Human Services Organization
The Student Human Services Organization sponsors forums for lectures and seminars that foster creative approaches to address human service issues. It also provides opportunities for networking and strengthening relationships among Human Services students. Advisor: Lakisha Phillips, 803.790.7536, email@example.com.
Student Nurses’ Association (SNA)
The purpose of the MTC Student Nurses’ Association is to promote student involvement in nursing. The association sponsors guest speakers on current nursing topics. The MTC Student Nurses’ Association encourages and fosters participation in the National Student Nurses’ Association. Advisors: Joyce Willis-Pautz, firstname.lastname@example.org, 803.822.3331.
Surgical Technology Club
The purpose of the Surgical Technology Club is to promote student involvement in surgical technology and to enhance its members’ knowledge in this f ield as well as encourage their participation in the National Association of Surgical Technologists. Advisor: Kathy Patnaude, 803.822.3438, email@example.com.
MTC Ambassador Assembly
The Ambassador Assembly is an honor/volunteer organization of outstanding students selected to represent MTC at college and community events. Members are selected on the basis of academic performance and extra-curricular activities. Advisor: Permelia Luongo, 803.738.7743, firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)
Midlands Technical College seeks to recognize outstanding students enrolled in Business and Public Service, Health Sciences, Nursing, Information Systems Technology, Industrial Technology or Engineering Technology majors through induction into NTHS. Membership is limited to Career Programs majors who have earned and currently hold a 3.0 GPA in an eligible program of study, have completed at least 12 semester hours of curriculum-only coursework at Midlands Technical College, and have been recommended by a faculty member. For more information about eligibility, application deadlines or applying for membership. Advisor: Student Life Office, 803.822.3650, email@example.com.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa is the only internationally recognized honor society for the two-year college. Associate degree students with 12 credit hours of college-level coursework completed at Midlands Technical College and an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher are invited to join. Advisor: firstname.lastname@example.org.
DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT GROUPS
African American Male Leadership Initiative (AAMLI)
AAMLI is a student leadership organization that is committed to developing leadership potential and promoting academic success to males enrolled at Midlands Technical College. Applications should be completed and returned to the Office of Counseling/Career Services. Advisor: 803.738.7636.
Sister Circle is a support group focused on increasing enrollment, retention and graduation rates of African-American females at MTC while elevating academic standards by providing a sense of community and togetherness. Advisor: 803.738.7636.
PROCEDURE FOR ORGANIZING A NEW STUDENT CLUB OR ORGANIZATION
An essential prerequisite for a student organization to be approved is that it has educational purpose, it promotes student development and its objectives be clearly explained in a proposed charter. The formation of organizations strictly as social clubs is discouraged. Prior to consideration for approval as an organization, an organization constitution or bylaws must be prepared, a full-time faculty or staff member must be identified who is willing to serve as advisor, and the names of charter members must be submitted.
Students who are interested in starting a new student club or organization may follow the procedures below:
- Obtain a New Club Request Form from the Office of Student Life (OSL) or on the OSL page on MyMTC at https://mymtc1.midlandstech.edu/StudentLife/Office/Pages/default.aspx.
- Submit the following to the Office of Student Life for review for compliance to MTC’s Policies and Procedures: a) the New Club Request Form with the signatures of at least 10 interested MTC students currently enrolled, b) an established purpose that enhances student development, and c) the name and contact information of a faculty or staff advisor.
- If the New Club Request Form is approved by the Director or Associate Director of Student Life, a representative will present the purpose of the club or organization to the Student Advisory Board for approval.
- If approved by the SAB, a constitution, a list of officers, a list of members and an advisor’s name must be submitted within three weeks to the Office of Student Life. These may also be submitted together with the New Club Request Form.
- After recommendation by the Student Advisory Board, the request is forwarded to the Vice President for Student Development Services, and then the President of the college for final approval.
- Any club or organization in need of an account for financial purposes will be given a Student Life Special Account in which funds must be deposited and withdrawn in accordance with Accounting and Finance Office guidelines.
- The club or organization is not officially recognized until all procedures are completed.
PROCEDURE FOR REACTIVATING A STUDENT CLUB OR ORGANIZATION
If a student is interested in an organization that is inactive, a student can have the organization returned to active status by following the same procedures to activate a club or organization. In most cases, the account number previously used by the club before inactive status can be used. Otherwise, a new Student Life Special Account number is issued by the Finance and Accounting Office.
Student representatives serve on several college committees in order to represent student views in areas that significantly impact students. Interested students may contact the Office of Student Life at email@example.com to learn about serving on any of these college committees.
The purpose of the Graduation Committee is to plan, monitor, and evaluate annual graduation exercises.
The purpose of the Honors Committee is to develop, monitor, and evaluate college honors criteria, awards, and activities for students, including the annual Honors Ceremony and other Honors-related events.
The purpose of the Library Committee is to advise and assist the Director of the Library in the areas of collection development, library effectiveness, library innovation, and classroom-library cooperation.
The purpose of the Registration Committee is to develop, implement, and monitor procedures of the college registration process.
Student Development Services Special Committees
Students also serve on Student Development Services (SDS) program review and student appeals committees.