Student Government Association
Clubs & Organizations
FORMATION OF NEW CLUBS
New student organizations may be formed on the Campus as the need develops. Students interested in forming an organization must recruit a faculty adviser. A group cannot be officially formed until it has been approved by the Dean of Students. A petition for the formation of a new club must set forth:
- the objective of the organization;
- membership requirements;
- proposed constitution and bylaws
- signature of faculty adviser(s);
- signatures of fifteen petitioners (minimum)
HANDLING OF ORGANIZATIONAL FUNDS
All organizations with funds must open an account with the Business Office and deposit all funds in this account. Withdrawals from this account or payment of organizational bills may be accomplished by the adviser submitting a requisition for payment at least three days in advance. The requisition form may be obtained from the Business Office
APPROVAL OF CLUB SPONSORED ACTIVITIES
Any recognized student group may sponsor an organization or all-College social event by using the following process:
- Request authorization from the Dean of Students for a special event no later than Wednesday one week prior to the event.
- Upon approval by the Dean of Students, the request will be placed on the activities calendar. An event may not be authorized if the event is in conflict with an activity already on the calendar.
- Further arrangements for an event following authorization are the responsibility of the sponsoring organization.
The College features an array of intramural sports activities throughout the academic year. Some of the intramural sports and activities included are dodge ball, flag football, softball, volleyball, and basketball. Intramurals are open to students, faculty, and staff.
ATTENDANCE AT STUDENT ACTIVITIES / EVENTS
College events are open to all Clarendon College students and their dates, alumni, and guests. Students will be asked to present their ID card to gain admission.
Student Organization meetings are open only to members of the organization holding the meeting (and their guests).
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS
Clarendon College is a member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Western Texas Junior College Athletic Conference (WTJCAC) in all sports. The College fields intercollegiate teams in women's volleyball, women's softball, men's and women's basketball, men's baseball, and men's and women's cross country.
Block and Bridle
Clarendon College is proud to be one of the few community colleges in America with its own Block & Bridle chapter. Chapter members each year promote agriculture through community services and recreational activities.
The Bulldog Cheerleaders lead the way in supporting the athletic teams of Clarendon College. Cheerleaders are selected based on high school cheerleading experience by the cheerleading sponsor.
The College Choir is the primary vocal music organization on Campus. Membership is open. Previous choral experience is recommended. Smaller specialized ensembles are by audition. The choir presents concerts throughout the year and often tour area schools.
The Company (Drama Club)
Students who are interested in promoting theater should investigate The Company. This is an organization which promotes theater productions. All students are eligible for membership. Interested students should enroll in DRAM 1120, as most play rehearsals are held during the scheduled meeting of this class.
Clarendon College has one of the most comprehensive judging programs in the nation. In Livestock Judging, team members are selected from the Livestock Evaluation Course - AGRI 2221. Students gain practical experience in livestock evaluation through supervised practice at area ranches, farms, and colleges. The animals evaluated by the judging teams are horses, cattle, sheep, and swine. An important facet of the livestock judging skills acquired is the opportunity for students to learn to defend their placings with oral reasons.
The Multicultural Club is dedicated to encouraging all Clarendon College students to share their cultures, and to empower students from diverse backgrounds to work toward shared goals. The group meets monthly to plan and discuss Campus and community events and projects.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honorary scholarship society for community and technical colleges. The purposes of the society are to promote scholarship, develop character, and cultivate fellowship among the students of community colleges in the United States. To be invited to become a member a student must achieve a 3.25 grade point average, be working towards an associate degree, and have the approval of the faculty committee which appraises the qualifications, character, citizenship, and leadership qualities of the student. To maintain membership, a student must maintain a 3.0 grade point average. The local Phi Theta Kappa chapter was chartered in the spring of 1958.
The purpose of the Rodeo Club is to provide students the opportunity to participate in the fellowship and recreation of competitive rodeo events. The Rodeo Club is a non-scholarship program and is not part of or associated in any way with the N.I.R.A. Clarendon College occasionally hosts a rodeo as well as several roping events. The program is open to all students attending Clarendon College. The College's roping and riding arena is located on the College Campus.
Clarendon College has a rodeo team which competes in NIRA rodeo events. Students participating in the rodeo team represent the College at events throughout west Texas.
Student Ambassadors is a group dedicated to the promotion of Clarendon College. Ambassadors are selected from among the College's foremost student leaders. Their activities traditionally include assisting with off-Campus and on-Campus recruiting efforts as well as freshman orientation, registration, and Campus tours.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association (SGA) represents the student body. The president and secretary are elected from the sophomore class, and the vice president and treasurer are elected from the freshman class. A reporter is elected at-large. Other representatives are elected by Campus organizations. The function of SGA is to promote a good relationship between the faculty, staff, and the students; to solve student problems; to encourage student participation in student activities; to promote good citizenship in college; and to provide an opportunity to develop individual initiative and leadership.
The White Caps Club is an organization of student vocational nurses and others interested in promoting nursing at Clarendon College. The objectives of the club include community service, school publicity, nursing seminars, and career days for high school students interested in health care.
The Bulldog is the electronic student yearbook that reflects, largely through pictures, the life of the current year and provides a record of activities at Clarendon College.