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Student Organizations

SEARK College is great place for you to feel community and belonging.  It’s an encouraging and vibrant learning community and a close-knit family of students, faculty and staff.

The college provides many opportunities beyond the classroom that can enhance your personal growth and development. In addition to our strong academic and professional programs, SEARK offers, recreation, health and fitness, as well as, clubs and professional and social organizations.

It’s easy to get involved at SEARK College. Whether you want to join a club, serve as a student tutor, or experience other cultures, you will find an option that suits your personality or goals. SEARK student organizations provide stimulating and interesting ways to learn life skills, make new friends, and enrich your educational experience.

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.

Sponsor: Sherri Hargraves

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: Tasha Woods

Respiratory Therapy Care Club

The purpose of the Respiratory Therapy Care Club is to unite the first and second year students in the respiratory care program with a common interest in respiratory care. Membership is open to any student who has been accepted into the respiratory program and is in good standing with SEARK College.

Sponsors: Lekita Pounds

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: Brandy Sloan, Founders Hall

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: Cardell Meadows, Tech Studies Building
                  Rachel Scott, Library and Learning Center

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 2.5 cumulative Grade Point Average, and enrollment as a full-time student for at least one semester.

Sponsors: Nerva Copeland, Student Success Center             

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: Student Success Center 

Gaming Club of Southeast Arkansas College

The primary purpose of this organization is to provide a means for students passionate about gaming to meet and get to know each other as well. This organization will also host and plan gaming events/movie events for SEARK students. Membership is open to any current SEARK student. Must attend the College at least part-time for the current semester with a minimum of 2.0 GPA.

Sponsor: Scott Adams, Technology Studies

Southeast Arkansas College Radiography Student Association

The purpose of this association is to advance the professions of radiation and imaging disciplines and specialties; to maintain high standards of education; to enhance the quality of patient care; and to further the welfare and socioeconomics of radiologic technologies. All SEARK Radiology students qualify for membership of this organization. Must attend the College at full-time for the current semester with a minimum of 2.5 gpa.

Sponsor: Tina Pierce

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 (pdf).