ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE ASSOCIATION (Pauline Satterfield, sponsor)
This association is open to all ADJ curriculum students and those students who have completed or are enrolled in 12 ADJ credits. The Administration of Justice Association is designed to promote the ADJ program at PHCC, to help bring safety awareness to PHCC and its local community, and to encourage high standards of scholarship and professionalism among its members.
ALLIANCE FOR EXCELLENCE (Jean Wilson, sponsor)
For nearly 30 years, a partnership has existed between four community colleges in South-Central Virginia (including PHCC), the African American churches, and Community College Ministries. Alliance for Excellence promotes opportunities through education to overcome persistent conditions of economic and social inequities.Specifically, Alliance for Excellence seeks to increase participation in higher education among young people in the African American communities of central Virginia where significant obstacles to economic opportunity remain.Higher education is the key to success in today's society, and collaboration among community colleges and African American churches will foster the leadership skills, social awareness, educational qualifications, and marketability essential for meaningful employment and economic advancement.For more information about Alliance for Excellence, contact Jean Wilson, Coordinator, at (276) 656-0219, or
ATHLETE SUPPORT GROUP (ASG) (Phyllis Fleming, sponsor)
Assist out of town athletes to get acquainted to the community and help promote Martinsville/Henry County in a positive aspect.
BASS Club: contact Mike Bryant at
BROWN BAG SEMINARS (Aileen Martin, sponsor)
Offers students some great speakers and faculty is encouraged to support this effort.
Each fall semester a squad of cheerleaders is chosen through campus tryouts to support PHCC athletic events. Tryouts are open to both male and female students. Each cheerleader is responsible for uniforms, shoes, etc. Cheerleaders must be enrolled in at least six semester hours, maintain an overall average throughout the year, and follow other rules and regulations of the squad.
Cross-Cultural / Multi-Cultural Club (MC/CC): Sharon Gilbert, sponsor
Provides members who are in interested in learning about other cultures and their customs the opportunity to do so in a friendly and open environment. MC/CC promotes cultural diversity and understanding among the entire PHCC community. The club will benefit international students and those new to the area with connections and/or mentors to help them with a smooth transition to this area. MC/CC also promotes the study abroad opportunity at PHCC. Eligibility Requirements: Open to students, faculty, staff and anyone in the PHCC service area who is interested in learning about other cultures, their customs, foods, and traditions.
CULINARY CLUB: Chef Bob, sponsor
FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES (FCA) (Brian Henderson, sponsor)
Offered to athletes and the general student population once a month during the school year.
The purpose of the intramural program is to provide an opportunity for individuals to participate in a variety of physical activities on a self-directed, self-selected basis. Intramural activities represent a higher level of competition for those students who are beyond the fundamental, self-learning level found in many of the physical education activity classes. A varied intramural program is offered each semester, involving activities for both men and women. Activities are open to full- or part-time students, staff and faculty of the college. Note: The college is not responsible for any injuries incurred by student during club or sports activities. Students are responsible for providing their own health-related insurance.
MOTORSPORTS CLUB (Denver Smith, sponsor)
Members must be enrolled in Motorsports program or courses. The purpose of the Motorsports Club is to improve PHCC's Motorsports program to world class, recruit new students to the Motorsports program, and to assist Motorsports students in job hunting after graduation.
NURSING STUDENTS ASSOCIATION (NSA) (Linda Wallace, sponsor)
Membership in the nursing students association gives nursing students a united voice on a state and national level, as well as a chance to have an impact on their profession by sharing in decision making. NSA is the largest independent health professional student organization in the U.S., and the only one for nursing students. Members are a part of a vital, growing association interested in the needs of nursing students. Members also raise funds for scholarships.
PHI THETA KAPPA (PTK) (Angela Wright, sponsor)
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honorary society, is to recognize and encourage scholarship, to provide opportunities for leadership and services, and to foster an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas, lively fellowship for scholars, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Psi Phi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at PHCC was chartered on June 13, 1972.
Eligibility for Active Membership:
To be eligible for membership in Phi Theta Kappa, a student must:
> Be enrolled in a two-year college;
> Have accumulated the number of credit hours used by that college to designate full-time status (12 credits) in a curricula program;
> Have achieved a grade-point average equivalent to not less than a "B" (3.5 with 12 credits or 3.2 with 24 credits);
> Have established academic excellence as judged by the faculty;
> Be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.
> Active membership is by invitation.
REFRESH CLUB (Eric Arrington, sponsor)
Provides students with a biblical study time.
RESOLVE (THE FITNESS RESOLVE)
The Fitness Club (Resolve) is open to all students interested in maintaining personal health and fitness. Members emphasize and organize campus events related to overall wellness and encourage the campus community to become aware of health classes and exercise facilities at Patrick Henry Community College.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA):
The Student Government Association encourages communication and cooperative experiences among students, faculty, and administrators. The SGA also promotes and plans student activities, and encourages student involvement in the college and the community. All full- and part-time students who have a 2.0 grade point average may run as officers and representatives of the SGA. This grade point average must be maintained throughout their term of office. The SGA extends a welcome to any student interested in becoming involved with inner workings of student life. Students may also be represented on standing committees of the college. Students interested in running for SGA offices, or becoming involved in student government, should contact the student activities director.
VETERAN STUDENT CLUB (VSC): Rosemary Bowers - sponsor
PHCC Veteran Student Club was organized as a source to bridge and unite those within our student population who are veterans, active military, dependents and those who support our military.
The organization sponsoring a student function must notify the student activities director and register the date of the function at least ten days prior to the event. All students who attend social functions at Patrick Henry Community College must have paid their activities fees for the current school year. There may also be an admission fee for functions. Each student is responsible for the behavior of an invited guest. All social functions must be chaperoned. The responsibility for the behavior of students and guests at a college social function lies primarily with the membership of the organization holding the function. Specifically designate a minimum of two students, or one student per fifty people expected in attendance, as student chaperones. The student chaperones will be assisted by chaperone(s) representing the faculty and staff of the college. All student chaperones must have the approval of the dean of student activities. Chaperones may require a student or guest to leave the premises whenever such individual is disruptive or acts in an unlawful manner, fails to comply with rules and regulations of the college, or unduly interferes with the activity. Chaperones who are directly involved in any serious incident should orally report it to the vice president of academic and student development services as soon as possible. A written description of the incident, including names of the participants, witnesses, and a summary of the action taken will be submitted to the dean and dean of student development services not later than 12 noon of the next working day. The faculty or staff chaperone(s) is the guest of the student organization sponsoring the activity. He or she should be present for the entire time of the social activity or to make arrangements with another faculty or staff chaperone to carry out the responsibilities. A faculty or staff chaperone may make an agreement with the sponsoring student group to be present for a designated period of hours provided there is adequate faculty or staff chaperone coverage for the duration of the event. It is a student responsibility to arrange for full coverage.
In addition to compliance with student social activity policy, the following conditions must be met in performing a club-sponsored event: Submit all event proposals in writing to the student activities director ten days prior to the event. Include the time, place, date, and cost (total for event and per person). Ask the staff of the Office of Institutional Advancement (Room 205, West Hall) to assist with or review publications such as programs, flyers and press releases or ads. The sponsoring organization is responsible for the funds raised at the event. Prior to the start of the activity, have the student activities director approve a method of assuring the accurate amount of money collected per person or couple. Deposit receipts and total funds raised in the club account within one working day after the event. Complete the proper documents for sponsoring activities and file them with the appropriate department (i.e., facilities utilization request form, internal purchase request form). Complete a Student Activities Report (SAR) following each event.