Southeast Arkansas College offers many student organizations that will enhance your experience of attending our college. Student organizations are a good way to get involved in student life on the campus and to gain experience of working together as a group to accomplish a set goal. Being a part of an organization is a great way to show that you care about or have an interest in what goes on around you. So whether you want to improve your resume for future employers or you just want to be a part of a good cause join one or more of SEARK's Student Organizations.
Alpha Mu Gamma
Alpha Mu Gamma is the largest national collegiate foreign language honor society in the United States. Its primary purpose is the honoring of students for outstanding achievement during their first year of foreign language study in college. Membership in SEARK College's Alpha Mu Gamma foreign language honor society is based on completing at least six hours in Spanish and earning a 3.0 grade point average.
Sponsor: Dr. Sara Hardin, Technical Center South
The Association of Professionals and Parents for the Learning of Early Childhood Students (APPLES) is an organization of students, professionals, and parents banding together to promote the education and well-being of children within our community. Membership is open to SEARK College students with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better.
Sponsor: Leslie Shaw, Early Childhood Development Center
Arkansas Licensed Practical Nursing Association (ALPNA-PN)
SEARK College's ALPNA-PN Student Divisions' goal is to promote a strong positive image of the practical nurse while advancing the technical skill level of the profession. The Student Division of ALPNA-PN promotes technical skill development through competitive activities at the state level. All students accepted in the SEARK College Practical Nursing Program are eligible and strongly encouraged to join ALPNA-PN. For more information click here.
Sponsor: Stephanie Guy, Founders Hall
Arkansas Student Nurses Association (ASNA)
The Arkansas Student Nurses Association (ASNA) is a chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). Membership in the Southeast Arkansas College ASNA is open to students who have declared associate degree nursing (LPN/Paramedic to RN or Generic RN) as a major. The SEARK SNA embraces the mission statement and holds the same beliefs about purposes and functions of the organization as the ASNA. Their purpose is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide high quality of health care; to provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns; to aid in the development of the whole person in their professional role, and to show responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life.
Sponsor: Magnolia Woods, Founders Hall
Association for Surgical Technologist
Students at SEARK College are encouraged to hold membership in the Association of Surgical Technologists (AST). The primary purpose of (AST) is ensuring that surgical technologist have the knowledge and skills to administer patient care of the highest quality. This is accomplished through accreditation: there are nearly 150 accredited programs to educate the surgical technologists by providing the skills and knowledge necessary to perform duties as a scrub technician in the surgical suite, certification: demonstrates that the Surgical technologist has a broad general knowledge of the field and can perform the required duties in virtually any surgical suite in the nation, and education: requirements of the surgical technologist are designed to ensure a high standard of continued professional competence and quality patient care.
Sponsor: Tamekia Allen, Founders Hall
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL)
Membership in Phi Beta Lambda (PBL), a professional business organization, offers SEARK College business majors and others interested in the business field the opportunity to participate in one of the largest student organizations in the nation. Leadership, scholarship, community service opportunities, and professional speaker meetings are an important part of this organization. Phi Beta Lambda membership is local, state, and national.
Sponsors: Amanda Bradford and Kim Brown King, Tech Building
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Membership is open to SEARK College students who have completed at least 12 semester credit hours and who have earned a cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.5 in a two-year degree program.
Sponsors: Deb Pyland, Advisement and Retention Center, College Hall North
Iry Rice, Tech Building
Daniel Wessell, Tech Building
Virginia Perschbacher, Library and Center for E-Learning
SEARK College Student Ambassadors
The Student Ambassadors' mission is to conduct campus tours, assist Student Affairs, and assist the Office of the President in activities and campus events. As volunteers, the SEARK College Student Ambassadors share their dedication and support for SEARK College with prospective students, visitors, and the community. Requirements for selection each Spring include a personal interview, a 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average, and enrollment as a full-time student for at least one semester.
Sponsor: Deb Pyland, Advisement and Retention Center, College Hall North
SEARK College Student Senate
The Student Senate represents the students of Southeast Arkansas College at all levels of governance. We author and pass legislation to create and change policies that will improve student life and the overall quality of the College. We consult with the College President, Student Senate Advisor, faculty and staff, as well as the Board of Directors.
- Students shall maintain a per semester grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Students shall have no record of disciplinary action
- Students shall execute all duties of any position held within the Student Senate
- Students shall not accumulate excessive, unexcused absences from required meetings or functions as defined by the advisor
Sponsor: Tenita Shannon-Gragg, Advisement and Retention Center, College Hall North
Southeast Arkansas College Archery Association
SEARK Archery provides its member with a safe environment to practice and learn the sport of archery, and archery related activities. Membership is open to all full-time and part-time SEARK students, faculty, and staff. All members must be eighteen years old or older.
Sponsor: Bob Starkey, McGeorge Hall
For More Information:
Students interested in joining these campus organizations are invited to download the Interest Form and return it to the Advisement and Retention Center, located by Student Affairs in College Hall North.
For more information download the Campus Organization Interest Form.