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Student Organizations

Many student organizations are available at West Georgia Technical College, and other organizations are currently being researched in order to offer a broader range of activities in the near future. Joining one of the following organizations can enrich a student’s academic experience and facilitate meeting other students. For more information, students may contact the Student Life Coordinator at 770.537.5722 or studentlife@westgatech.edu.

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I. Governance

(An organization which exercises authority governing and serves as student ambassadors for the college) 

Student Government Association (SGA): Students on SGA are elected by their peers. They are the voice of West Georgia Tech students and vote on behalf of all students for issues brought to the Student Government Association. Student Government is comprised of an Executive Board (President, Vice President, Etc.), campus Representatives, and Division Liaisons. All students are encouraged to participate through contact with their campus representatives as well as attendance at meetings. For more information about the Student Government Association, e-mail SGA@westgatech.edu.

Student Activities Board (SAB): The Student Activities Board serves as the student event planning committee for West Georgia Technical College. The students involved work hand-in-hand with the Student Activities Coordinator to plan fun and educational events over the various campuses and sites. SAB is open to any student in good standing with the College. For more information about the Student Activities Board, e-mail SAB@westgatech.edu.

II. Academic & Professional

(An organization whose stated objective is to provide an opportunity for individuals to discuss and share information related to a specific academic discipline, topic, or interest)

Answering the Call of Excellence (ACE): The ACE Program (Answering the Call for Excellence) is an academic advising, counseling, mentoring, and social support program intended to provide academic enrichment, leadership development, enhanced sense of professionalism and self-advocacy, critical thinking and communication skills leading to program completion, graduation and employment for primarily African American male students attending West Georgia Technical College. Participation is open to all students, and students from other ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to become involved as well. For more information about ACE, e-mail ace@westgatech.edu.

Beauty Industry Student Alliance: B.I.S.A.’s mission is to unite and cultivate an environment in which members interested in the beauty industry can connect, network, and exchange ideas and techniques that encompass Barbering, Esthetics, and Cosmetology. The purpose of the organization is to promote an environment where any person interested in the beauty industry may interact and have creative freedom. Our organization will motivate and encourage members to enrich their knowledge and skills related to the field. B.I.S.A. provides an opportunity for members to improve their leadership skills, attend trade and educational seminars, and explore the many career opportunities available in the Cosmetology, Esthetics and Barbering field. Requirements for membership are:

  • Registered student of WGTC
  • Maintain a 3.5 GPA in major classes
  • Commitment to participate in campus and community activities
  • Regular attendance of monthly meetings
  • Ability to travel to all campuses of WGTC
  • Ability to conduct oneself with character, integrity, and positive imaging of the organization and WGTC

For more information on Beauty Industry Student Alliance, e-mail bisa@westgatech.edu.

Best and Crunchiest Original Nourishment: B.A.C.O.N. is an organization open to all WGTC enrolled students that consider themselves “Foodies.” The organization expands culinary knowledge 56 Student Catalog 2014-2015. July 1, 2014 throughout the community to motivate farm-to-table, community gardens, and simple cooking. Members will participate in community gardens, cooking demonstrations, and attend various food related events. The organization impacts the lives of anyone who truly loves food. For more information on the BACON Club please email bacon@westgatech.edu.

Collegiate DECA: Collegiate DECA is the postsecondary division of DECA, the Distributive Education Clubs of America. Collegiate DECA is a student-centered organization whose program of leadership and personal development is designed specifically for students enrolled in the Marketing Management or Culinary programs. Students are able to compete in various competitions and participate in leadership programs. For more information about DECA, e-mail DECA@westgatech.edu.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL): Students who are interested in developing leadership, communication, and team skills, or simply looking for an organization to meet and network with others at local, state, or national levels may join. PBL is not just another student group—it gives members an opportunity to learn, travel, and grow as a business professional. Employers are looking for students with cutting-edge skills. PBL gives members the chance to gain these skills and prepares them for the “real-world” after college. Set yourself apart from the average graduate! In today’s highly competitive business environment, it takes more than just a degree to succeed. It requires business savvy, leadership skills, and technical knowledge. By taking advantage of the many programs that Phi Beta Lambda offers, students acquire the skills that will set them apart from the average graduate. They will be better prepared for careers, graduate school and for life! For more information on PBL, e-mail PBL@westgatech.edu.

Radiological Association for the Development of Students (RADS): The Radiological Association for the Development of Students is an organization for students in the Radiologic Technology program at West Georgia Technical College. This organization provides an opportunity for members to improve their leadership skills, attend educational seminars, and explore the many career opportunities available in the radiology field. For more information on RADS, e-mail RADS@westgatech.edu.

SkillsUSA: SkillsUSA is the national organization for students enrolled in classes with vocational trade, industrial, technology and health occupational objectives. West Georgia Technical College’s SkillsUSA operates under a charter granted by the Georgia Association of the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America. SkillsUSA provides student with opportunities to learn and practice leadership and employability skills. They also learn to manage their time, communicate effectively and work as part of a team. Through SkillsUSA students can prepare themselves for future education or a full-time work experience. One of the benefits of being a SkillsUSA member is the opportunity to compete for scholarships and awards that are offered by our industry partners for achievement. Members conduct business using the democratic process. Regular club meetings are scheduled each month. Membership must be established prior to January in order to compete in the annual Local, State and National SkillsUSA Championship. For more information on SkillsUSA, e-mail SKILLSUSA@westgatech.edu.

Student Members of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (SADHA): Membership in this student organization is available only for students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program at West Georgia Technical College. Much like the Student Nursing Association, this program aids students in attending annual conferences for the Dental Hygienists Association, discounts, books, and recreational activities. For more information on the Student Members of the American Dental Hygienists’’ Association, e-mail SADA@westgatech.edu.

Student Nursing Association: The Student Nursing Association at West Georgia Technical College is part of the Georgia Student Association of Nurses. This program is for students majoring in Registered Nursing and is the way to maximize a student’s experience in the nursing program. This program provides networking opportunities, NCLEX review courses, aid with books, discounts, and educational conferences in- and out-of-state. For more information about the Student Nursing Assocation, e-mail: SNA@westgatech.edu.

III.  Honorary

(An organization whose membership is based on academic achievement and is typically associated with a national honor society; however, this category of recognition does not necessarily indicate impact on the College’s graduation honor process)

Kappa Beta Delta (KBD): Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among business students and to encourage and promote aspirations toward personal and professional improvement. It is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. Students must be enrolled in an Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) accredited degree program, rank in the upper 20% of students pursuing business degrees at the time of invitation, have completed at least 15 semester hours of credit with a minimum of six semester hours of credit in business subjects toward the degree program in which they are enrolled, and have attained a 3.0 GPA. For more information on Kappa Beta Delta, e-mail KBD@westgatech.edu.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS): The National Technical Honor Society is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of excellence in career and technical education and a
major scholarship source for its members. NTHS membership is recognized by business, industry,
and education as the hallmark of student achievement and leadership. Today, more than 3,000
schools and colleges are affiliated with the Society, and member schools agree that NTHS encourages higher achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace.  Founded in 1984, NTHS is a non-profit, educational organization carrying out its mission with the help of thousands of dedicated advisors at affiliated member institutions. NTHS provides excellent resources to promote higher scholastic achievement and to bring greater recognition to top students.  In order to become a member of West Georgia Technical College’s NTHS,
the student must:

  • Be enrolled in a Degree, Diploma, or Certificate w/degree core courses program
  • Be recommended by an instructor in his/her program;
  • Have completed 15 consecutive semester institutional GPA hours in one program;
  • Have maintained a 3.66 or higher overall GPA in his/her program;
  • Have a 2 or better in Work Ethics; and
  • Have good character, exhibit leadership skills, and plan to pursue a career in his/her program of study.

For more information on National Technical Honor Society, e-mail NTHS@westgatech.edu.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK): Phi Theta Kappa is a highly recognized international honor society for
students who achieve superior academic success at a two-year college or institution. Chapter members serve as leaders for other students and for people in the community. Membership into the Beta Theta Phi Chapter offers intellectual enrichment and personal development as well as academic scholarships. For more information on Phi Theta Kappa, e-mail PTK@westgatech.edu.

IV. Fine Arts

Knight Writers – Knight Writers is an informal organization that focuses upon creative writing of stories, poetry, dramas, etc. The organization meets monthly at the New Coweta Campus in Newnan. Open to all West Georgia Technical College students, the club is accepting any student who enjoys writing creatively. During the meetings students experiment with different themes and genres, and periods of voluntary sharing of writing in an environment that is relaxed, friendly and inviting. Submission of work to Voices (literary magazine) will be encouraged within the club. For more information about the Knight Writers please e-mail knightwriter@westgatech.edu.

WGTC Pep Band - WGTC Pep Band will bring music, spirit, and fun to all home basketball games. The ensemble performs in the stands at Golden Knights Games, pumping up the crowd and celebrating victory Membership is open to all students at WGTC who play an instrument and want to join in the fun of being a member of this student organization. For more information about the Pep Band, e-mail wgtcpepband@westgatech.edu or visit www.westgatech.edu/sa/Pep_Band.htm.

WGTC Theatre Troup: The WGTC Theatre Troup provides creative avenues for students interested in the performing arts, working either backstage or on stage or both. The organization seeks to provide family-friendly entertainment for both the college community and all of its service areas, with plans for eventual participation in various competitions both statewide and nationally. All students (and faculty or staff) interested in singing, dancing, acting, music, stage props, make up, lighting, sound, costumes, and etcetera are welcomed to work with the organization to create quality productions. For information about the WGTC Theatre Troup, e-mail: WGTCtheatre@westgatech.edu.

WGTC Singers: The WGTC Singers are a group of Faculty, Staff and students who come together to explore a variety of musical styles and perform at college events as well as fall and spring variety shows. For more information please e-mail wgtcsinger@westgatech.edu.

VOICES Magazine: VOICES is published annually by West Georgia Technical College. The magazine seeks to showcase the best examples of the creative spirit that is alive and well at WGTC. We solicit submissions during the summer and fall semesters, compile and edit the magazine during the late fall and early spring semesters, and release the magazine in the middle of the spring semester each year. Submissions are welcome from all current students, as well as staff and faculty members. Student editors are encouraged to volunteer to assist with selections, compilation, and binding of the magazine during the fall and spring semesters. For more information about VOICES, visit the website, www.westgatech.edu/voices, or email: voices@westgatech.edu.

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For further information, contact studentlife@westgatech.edu.

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