Student organizations and activities provide ample opportunity for students to participate in campus governance and leadership opportunities designed to promote their educational, personal and social development.
The Settler, the campus newspaper, is published and distributed throughout the academic year. The Settler is run exclusively by and for students. Many staff positions for The Settler are filled by students enrolled in COM 292P (1-3 credit hours). The instructor of COM 292P also serves as the faculty advisor to give guidance to the student staff. The Editor-in-Chief is selected by the advisor and the Director of Student Life with approval of the Vice-President for Student Services.
The goals of the intramural athletic program are to provide facilities, funds and programs to encourage the voluntary participation of men and women at various levels of ability in structured seasonal sports which build a sense of community.
Association of Campus Events (ACE)
The purpose of Association of Campus Events is to develop and execute a variety of social, cultural, educational and recreational programs for all members of the College community.
Any currently enrolled students interested in the planning, production and promotion of activities should contact the Office of Student Life. The President of ACE is selected by the Director of Student Life with approval of the Vice President for Student Services.
Vol State Singers
The Vol State Singers was established to provide Vol State students with an opportunity to perform in a choral organization. The chorus performs for both on and off campus functions. Most students who participate in the chorus enroll in MUS 154 (Vol State Singers). Students who are able to sing a simple song with correct pitch are invited to enroll in class and participate in rehearsals and performances. Contact the Visual and Performing Arts Department for more information.
Vol State Showstoppers
This group is a performance-oriented class to develop musical theater, commercial vocal, dance, and/or instrumental techniques. The ensemble participates in public performances of a variety of popular and commercial styles in the spring.
Student Creative Writers Association that brings student writers together to experience each other’s creativity and receive constructive criticism.
Special Interest Student Organizations
Many organizations have been established to address the special interests and/or needs of students. For students interested in out-of-classroom learning experiences, the following section provides brief statements of purpose of registered student organizations. Some organizations have affiliates at the Livingston Center. The following list of organizations is subject to change. For additional information, contact the respective faculty advisor or the Office of Student Life.
African-American Student Union
An exceptional opportunity for leadership development, camaraderie and friendship is provided to members during weekly meetings and a variety of programs.
Alpha Sigma Iota
An organization for broadcasting majors that provides an opportunity for experience outside of the classroom such as field trips and workshops.
Provides experiences which lead to growth in Christian living. Weekly meals and Bible study are enjoyed.
An extramural sports’ team providing Volunteer State students opportunity to competitively bowl on the collegiate level.
Supports and assist students who have physical, emotional and learning disabilities.
Promotes and fosters the philosophy of the Democratic Party. Activities include voter registration and guest speakers. Affiliated with young College Democrats.
Promotes and fosters the ideas and values of the Republican Party. Activities include membership drives and political forums.
A competitive speech team. Forensics is a co-curricular activity emphasizing development of communication skills through competition with teams from other schools in the southeast region of the U. S.
International Student Association (VISA)
Provides an opportunity for its members to interact, support, and socialize with each other, raises awareness of the unique cultural, social and academic challenges that international students face, and solicits administrative support to meet needs.
Provides an open environment to foster dialogue between gay and straight students in a supportive atmosphere.
Provides an opportunity for students to read, discuss, and analyze classical literature.
Outdoor Adventure Club
Provides students with the opportunity to participate in school activities that include hiking, backpacking, repelling, and other activities. The Livingston campus has an extension of the club.
Further educates the members of the paralegal profession and encourages a high order of ethical and professional attainment Lambda Epsilon Chi is a paralegal honor society.
Phi Theta Kappa
The National honorary for two-year schools, was established in 1918 to recognize academic excellence. This organization, which awards $28 million nationwide in transfer scholarships to active members annually, was chartered on campus in March 1998. While participation in chapter activities is not required, the organization offers opportunities for community service and personal development. Those students who have earned 15 collegiate hours, have a GPA of 3.5, and are working toward an associate’s degree are invited to join each Fall and Spring semester.
Provides academic support, mentorship and educational activities for students majoring in psychology. The Livingston Campus has an extension of this club.
Provides an opportunity for support, information, personal growth and scholarships for women who have returned to school after several years of absence. The Livingston Campus has an extension of this club.
Sigma Chi Eta
Promotes and makes Communication majors aware of the Honor Society and qualifications.
An organization for any male or female VSCC student who is interested in playing club soccer.
Society of Success and Leadership affiliated with the National Society of Success and Leadership
Promotes student leadership enhancement, while encouraging attainment of personal and educational goals.
Students Against Animal Cruelty (SAAC)
Raise awareness and concern for the ethical treatment of animals through a life style of vegetarianism forming a base for activism in this growing movement.