Student Organizations and Clubs

Co-curricular organizations and clubs are recognized as an integral part of the total educational program of Calhoun Community College. Students are encouraged to participate in organizations and clubs in order to share their talents and ideas with classmates and college staff, to positively influence the total college program, to enhance personal skills through leadership experiences, and to enjoy a fuller social life through contacts made in co-curricular activities.

The student activities program at Calhoun Community College is the responsibility of the students through the Student Government Association. The purpose of the SGA is to represent every student as a direct line of communication to staff, faculty, and administration. The SGA operates under the direction of the Student Engagement Coordinator and the Vice President of Student Services.

Social Media Code of Conduct

Social Media is considered as any form of internet forums, blogs, podcasts, photographs, videos, and social bookmarking that can be found on public websites such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, VSCO, or Tumblr. Student-club/organization members are expected to conduct themselves responsibly and with integrity as members of their respective club/organization. As a student-club member, one must exhibit respectful behavior during all social media interactions, as well as display pride and respect for the college and community. 

Any content that is shared must follow all acceptable social behaviors as addressed in the Student Code of Conduct Handbook. Any malicious use of social media platforms will not be tolerated. Violations of this policy will be subject to investigation and could further result in disciplinary action.

Such behavior includes:

  1. Offensive language or remarks regarding fellow club/organization members, students, coaches, administrators, faculty and staff of Calhoun Community College or any other college or university.
  2. The usage of verbal or symbolic expressions, which would tend to be reasonably interpreted as insulting to one’s race, gender, religion, age, national origin, or disability.
  3. Demeaning statements or threats that could potentially endanger the safety of another person.
  4. Incriminating photos or statements regarding illegal criminal behavior, underage drinking use of illegal drugs, sexual harassment or violence.
  5. Indicating knowledge of any acts listed above.

 

 

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF CAMPUS ORGANIZATIONS AND CLUBS AND BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF THEIR FUNCTIONS.

Additive Manufacturing Club (AMC) - The purpose of the Additive Manufacturing Club is to promote additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and 3D modeling to increase awareness of the Additive Manufacturing program and to provide unique additive manufacturing opportunities for Calhoun Community College students. Sponsor - Nina Bullock - Nina.Bullock@calhoun.edu or 256-306-2813.

Art Box Club - The purpose of the Art Box Club is to bring the art students together to host various activities on campus and in the community. Our club will coordinate events at the ACA to promote growth and to connect fellow students. We travel to local elementary, middle, and high schools to educate students about art majors. Sponsor - Kimberly Parker -contact Kimberly.parker@calhoun.edu.

ASQ (American Society for Quality) is a global organization dedicated to quality. The Calhoun student branch is committed to increasing students' knowledge of quality beyond the classroom. ASQ student members directly interact with the local Huntsville ASQ Chapter 1503. The chapter hosts guest speakers, tours local industries, and attends quality conferences. The ASQ student branch welcomes students of all disciplines. Sponsor -Jennifer Geiger-256-306-2584 -jennifer.geiger@calhoun.edu

Baptist Campus Ministries - Decatur - Baptist Campus Ministries, Christian Fellowship, is a Christ-centered organization that offers students the opportunity to grow in leadership skills, discipleship, and personal relationships. Students will find worship, Bible study, music, food, fun, friends, mission trips and much more. Our goal is to help each others grow in his or her relationship with Christ and help lead others to Him. Our weekly Bible studies consist of praise and worship, Bible study, and Biblical discussions. We are formally supported by Baptist Campus Ministries, but we are not just for the Baptist denomination. Throughout the school year, we have many activities. We go on mission trips, retreats, and conferences. BCM Bible Studies are held on the Decatur Campus on Thursdays from 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. in the Brewer Library Instruction Room. BCM will hold a "See You At The Pole" event on the first and third Thursday at 12:00 noon to hold prayer for the school. Sponsor - Willie Alexander, walexander@alsbom.org.

Baptist Campus Ministries - Huntsville - Baptist Campus Ministries, Christian Fellowship, is a Christ-centered organization that offers students the opportunity to grow in leadership skills, discipleship, and personal relationships. Students will find worship, Bible study, music, food, fun, friends, mission trips and much more. Our goal is to help each others grow in his or her relationship with Christ, and help lead others to Him. Our weekly Bible study will be held in Room 139 of the Sparkman Building from 12:30-1:45 on Wednesdays. We are formally supported by Baptist Campus Ministries, but we are not just for the Baptist denomination. Throughout the school year, we have many activities. For more information, please contact Edwin Hocutt, BCM Campus Minister, at ehocutt@alsbom.org 

Bass Fishing Team - A team that provides opportunities for students to engage in bass fishing, compete in bass fishing tournaments, and promote bass fishing while having a positive influence on people on campus and throughout the community. Sponsor - Meg Graham, 306-2835.

Black Students Alliance - A one-of-a-kind group open to all students who want to get to know other students, talk about/plan activities, resolve questions or issues pertaining to Black students, respond to campus and community concerns, and enjoy college life together. Sponsors - Decatur: Carla Larry, 256-306-2540; Trina Smith, 256-306-2980; Miesha Watts, 256-306-2606; Ernest Williams, 256-260-2742. Huntsville Campus: Felecia Ewing, 256-890-4798; Gerald Jackson, 256-890-4771; Carolyn Jordan, 256-890-4747; Dr. Isaac Sakyi-Addo, 256-890-4789.

Biological Sciences Research Group - The purpose of the Calhoun Community College Biological Sciences Research Group (CCCBSRG) is to involve students in original scientific research in a laboratory and field setting. Students will participate in all stages of research including planning and design of projects, performance of experiments, recording and interpretation of data, drafting of scientific articles, and submission of articles for publication in appropriate academic journals. Students will develop laboratory skills, awareness of laboratory safety, and ethical practices when performing research. This group is open to all students, regardless of major. Those who major in Biology are encouraged to join. Contact Dr. Don Collier for additional information or to join. Also, visit the official Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CalhounResearch.

Sponsor: Don Collier, PhD – 256-306-2836 don.collier@calhoun.edu

Book Clubks 101-Joie de Livres (Joy of Reading)  -– This Clclub is designed to encourage interest in reading at Calhoun. The club will also discuss and share opinions on plot-lines, characterization, and the writing style of books. Faculty sponsors - Dr. Parvathy Bhooshanan 256-890-4730; Brandi Gindhart, 256-890-4762; Gerald Jackson, 256-890-4771.

Child Development Club - This club is designed to promote a spirit of citizenship, leadership, and fellowship among the members of the CDC (Child Development Club), to encourage responsibility for maintaining the high ideals of the child development profession, and to encourage future participation in child development organizations upon graduation. Sponsor - Susan Satterfield - 256-890-4788.

Christians at Calhoun - It is our goal to embody the love of Christ and to show this love to other students on this campus. We do this by meeting together, studying God’s word, praying, singing, and serving God by our actions, words and lives. We would love to meet you and talk to you more about our great God and the salvation made possible by Jesus Christ. Whether you have zero experience with faith and spirituality or you havebeen in churches all your life, students from every background are invited to be part of the group.  We make it our aim to be inclusive and welcoming. To God be the glory! (Matthew 6:33) We will meet every Thursday in September 2019 at 7pm in a location TBA. Faculty Sponsor- Karen Tuten, Karen.tuten@calhoun.edu.

Criminal Justice Club - A club organized to broaden student's horizons who are seeking a career in Criminal Justice and related fields. Sponsor - James Stewart, 256-890-4785.

Debate Club - The Debate Club gives students who are interested in public speaking and building arguments the opportunity to work and develop their speaking skills as well as learning the ability to form and dissect arguments. Creating an environment where all students are welcome to come and learn. Sponsor – Tyler Andrews, 256-306-2776.

Drama Club - The Drama Club is an auxiliary to theatre program whose purpose is to foster student interest in theatre arts by participation in theatre performances.  Sponsor - William Godsey, 306-2701, will.godsey@calhoun.edu, Fine Arts Department.

E.M.S. Club - To promote citizenship, leadership, and fellowship among the members of the organization, to encourage responsibility for maintaining the high ideals of the E.M.S. profession, to encourage future participation in the professional E.M.S. organization upon graduation, and to provide E.M.S. student representation and communicate concerns to and from the college administration and faculty. Sponsors- Kenneth Kirkland, 256-306-2789 and Tyler Mosley, 256-306-2978

Entrepreneurs Club - To promote entrepreneurship on Calhoun's campuses by gathering like-minded students and immersing them in experiences that develop their skill sets and enhance their abilities to start their own businesses. Contact: Deborah Enfinger, (256) 306-2679 or deborah.enfinger@calhoun.edu or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/calhounentrepreneursclub

Interfaith Club- The purpose of the Calhoun Community College Interfaith Club is to promote interaction and understanding of world religions and spiritual philosophies, thus fostering dialogue between people of different faith backgrounds, and the support and acceptance of religious diversity. Sponsors: Susan LoCascio 256-306-2757 and Dr. Parvathy Bhooshanan 256-890-4730.

Gathering of Gamers- is a student-led club focused on only tabletop games at this time. It is open to all students. Gatherings are for casual play and possible events/competitions.This club provides network and collaboration opportunities. BYOS – Bring your own stuff! Faculty Advisors – John Gaines 256-306-2748 (john.gaines@calhoun.edu) and Tori Norris 256-306-2731 (tori.norris@calhoun.edu).

International Club (Huntsville) - To serve as a means to recognize and appreciate the value of our inherent differences and in doing so combat discrimination and prejudice. Sponsors - Dr. Susan LoCascio 256-306-2757 (susan.locascio@calhoun.edu); Ms. Tanja Mitchell 256-890-4710 (tanja.mitchell@calhoun.edu; Dr. Divya Pradhan 256-890-4995 (divya.pradhan@calhoun.edu), or contact: ccc. intl.club@calhoun.edu.

Intramural Sports - Get active! Make friends! Have Fun! Play intramural sports! These are the sports currently offered, but more may available in the future:

  • Basketball
  • Flag Football
  • Disc Golf
  • Corn Hole
  • Kickball
  • Dodgeball
  • Card Games
  • Ping Pong
  • and more!

Email Coach Stephenson at bart.stephenson@calhoun.edu

 

La Vos/Spanish Club - To provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in the Spanish language and culture, to help students and the community understand and learn more about the Spanish cultures of Latin America, Spain, and the local Latino community. This club is also organized to expand knowledge and appreciation of the language, customs, history, cultures, and social life of Spanish speakers through events, and to provide a safe and sober environment for students to engage in oral usage of the Spanish language. Sponsor- Dr. Waymon Burke 256-890-4737.

C3 NASA Rover Team (C3NRT) Club - The goal of the team is to design, build and race a simulate lunar roving vehicle in the annual NASA Human Rover Challenge Race at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The race was inspired by the development of the first lunar roving vehicle, which was designed and tested at Marshall Space Flight Center. The event challenges students to design and build a human-powered vehicle to address engineering problems similar to those actually faced by the original NASA lunar rover team. Main goals of the project are to attract students to aerospace related application and implement existing NASA educational programs in a real-world design challenge. Sponsor -Keith Davis, 256-306-2912.

Multimedia Club - The Multimedia Club is dedicated to providing opportunities for students to experiment with and gain hands-on experience in the continuously evolving communications mediums of television, radio, digital photography, and multimedia production. The club also serves as a forum to inform, educate, and entertain. Students engage in fun-filled activities via special exhibits, seminars, production shoots, and studio recordings. Sponsor – Wes Torain, 256-306-2965.

Nursing Club - The Nursing Club promotes citizenship, leadership and fellowship; encourages responsibility for maintenance of high ideals for the nursing profession; encourages future participation in professional nursing organizations.  Sponsor: David Welsh, 306-2988, david.welsh@calhoun.edu. Meeting dates and times: TBA.

Phi Theta Kappa - Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges. Students who are enrolled (part-time or full-time) at Calhoun, have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA, and have already earned at least 12 semester hours creditable toward a two-year degree are invited at the beginning of each semester. Phi Theta Kappa focuses on activities and events relating to our four hallmarks: leadership, scholarship, service and fellowship. Each member is encouraged to be active in our organization in order to gain servant leadership experience, widen the scope of his or her knowledge, increase competitive scholarship opportunities and fellowship with other Phi Theta Kappa members in the chapter, state, nation and across the globe. Advisors - Dana Burton 256-713-4873 (Huntsville) and Dr. April Nunn 256-306-2715 (Decatur).

Physical Therapist Assistant Club - To promote citizenship, leadership, and fellowship among the members of the organization, to encourage responsibility for maintaining the high ideals of the PTA profession, to encourage future participation in the professional PTA organization upon graduation, and to provide PTA student representation and communicate concerns to and from the college administration and faculty. Sponsor-Tiffany Bain, 256-260-2439.

Sigma Kappa Delta (SKD - English) Sigma Kappa Delta is the national English honor society for students in two-year colleges and was created by Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society for university students. Visit the website of Calhoun's Chapter of SKD, Theta Beta. Those who qualify are inducted by invitation. The advantages of SKD include life-long recognition for academic excellence; a chance to quality for scholarships and to publish; the opportunity to participate in activities that celebrate theatre, art music, reading, and writing; and a chance to attend conferences both locally and nationally. Sponsors - Decatur: Leigh Ann Rhea 256-306-2940 and Julie Sneed 256-306-2723; Huntsville: . Call for meeting times and locations.

SkillsUSA - SkillsUSA is a national organization serving high school and college students who are enrolled in training programs in technical, skills and service occupations, including health occupations programs and tech prep. SkillsUSA has more than 300,000 members in 13,000 chapters and 53 state and territorial associations. SkillsUSA was established in 1965 and has served more than 9.5 million students. Sponsor:  Nina Bullock (256) 306-2813.

SPECTRUM-(Calhoun's LGBT+ Group) - An all-inclusive organization created to be a support system for the members of the LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender, etc.) community, making Calhoun a more open, accepting place that facilitates an understanding and thoughtful outlook on sexual orientation and gender identity. This is a safe place for like-minded individuals to have social support, and a time for non-judgmental engagement with others. Spectrum meets every Thursday of the month from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., and third Monday of each month from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 305 in Huntsville's Sparkman Building. Decatur Campus meetings will be at the same time in Noble Russell Hall, Room 104. Sponsor- Logan Smith, logan.smith@calhoun.edu, 256-306-2632

Students for Life (SFL) - Join Us for Life in Fall 2020!  We are Calhoun’s pro-life student club, and we areworking to promote a culture of life at Calhoun and in our communities. We recognize that meaningful change in our culture will come about only by a conversion of hearts.  We are devoted to learning, serving, and teaching about abortion, euthanasia, marriage and family, human trafficking, immigration, and poverty through campus events and other activities. Come and meet other pro-life students and to share and learn how to explain your beliefs in a compassionate and loving way.  Learn to live the message by helping women with unexpected pregnancies. To learn more and get involved, contact the club sponsors  deborah.enfinger@calhoun.edu  or james.payne@calhoun.edu .

Student Government Association - represents student views to the college administration and coordinates and carries out the Student Activities program. Officers and two senators are elected in March. Senators are elected in September. Applications to run for SGA may be acquired from the Student Engagement Coordinator or SGA office. The SGA President, Vice President, Secretary, and Campus Coordinator may be eligible for a scholarship, but awards must be made within scholarship policies at Calhoun. See your advisor for more information. Calhoun Community College encourages student participation in institutional decision-making. The Student Government Association represents student views to the college administration through representation on the Discipline Committee,as well as other special appointments. Kelly Hovater, Sponsor - Student Engagement Coordinator (256) 306-2640.

Warhawks (Student Ambassadors) - The Warhawks are Calhoun's official hosts and hostesses. They represent the College at official functions, give campus tours, host student and faculty receptions, represent Calhoun Community College at various high school programs, and lots of other exciting activities. It's a great way to meet other students, faculty and administrators, and become involved in student activities. Some of the requirements for being a Warhawk are a positive attitude, a minimum GPA of 3.0, and 12 hours. Sponsors: Gambryn Davis (Decatur), 256-306-2842; Morgan Stayton Fowler, (Huntsville) 256-890-4714, Rebecca Turner (Decatur), 256-306-2774;  The Warhawks meet every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. Decatur: Math/Science Building Conference Room; Huntsville: Administrative Conference Room.

The Well Church – Huntsville - is a collegiate church plant that is located on Jordan Lane. We exist to send disciple makers of Jesus by being disciple makers of Jesus by reaching college students on the campus with the gospel of Jesus Christ. To accomplish this, our small group Bible studies, called tribes, are located throughout the greater Huntsville area. One of these tribes is located on the Calhoun Community College – Huntsville campus, and meets on Tuesdays in room 303 from 12:30-1:45 PM, food always provided. Please join us during this tribe, or visit us Sundays at 11 AM at 809 Jordan Lane NW for our weekly church services.  Eli Alexander - Elidavidalexander@gmail.com

Forming a New Club - anyone interested in forming a new club should complete the "Official Petition for forming Organizations and Clubs "form linked at the bottom of our clubs page, www.calhoun.edu/student-activities/student-dubs-organizations. For more information, contact the Student Activities Facilitator, Kelly Hovater, (256) 306-2640 or at her office in Brewer Library on the Decatur Campus.