The purpose of Tallahassee Community College student clubs and organizations is to enhance the quality of the student experience through extracurricular and co-curricular involvement in organized activities.
TCC has over 20 student-led clubs and organizations that are sponsored by the college for the growth, development and enjoyment of the students involved. Each organization has a different emphasis, such as service, interest/activity, political, competitive, academic and/or religious in nature. However, they have several things in common, such as funding, open membership, social interaction, leadership opportunities, campus involvement, and institutional involvement.
Overwhelming research shows that students who are involved in extracurricular activities have a higher GPA, a higher retention rate and a greater sense of enjoyment of their time at college. They also gain important networking skills and opportunities that dramatically increase the student's options for job and career placement.
There are many options available for your involvement in campus student organizations, so check out the groups already on campus and if you don't see what you're looking for contact the Student Activities Office and we'll help you start one.
|Baptist College Ministries
TCC's Baptist Campus Ministries meets each Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. in Room 189 of the Student Union. Stop by for free food and soft drinks, and hear a brief devotion and challenge from campus leaders at TCC, FSU and FAMU, as well as others throughout the Tallahassee community.
Black Student Union
BSU created an environment that provides intellectual, educational/academic excellence, and community service opportunities related to African-Americans designed to increase understanding and appreciation of the African-American culture and contributions to society. Workshops will be held during the year to promote unity among all students regardless of ethnicity and to help students in dealing with current social issues.
The Brain Bowl team competes on the local, regional, and state level and provides students with an opportunity to showcase their academic knowledge. Some scholarships are available.
The purpose of the Cheerleaders is to promote and uphold team spirit for those we encounter, to develop and maintain good sportsmanship by example, and to support good relations in the community, and with other teams during the games and events. The organizational goal is to work in harmony with the administration, campus life, coaches, sponsors, and the athletic boosters.
The purpose of the TCC College Democrats is to stimulate in students an active interest in democratic leadership, increase the efficiency of popular government, to foster and perpetuate ideals and principles of the Democratic Party, to provide through its administration the highest degree of justice and social welfare, and to serve as a voice for young people of Florida within the Democratic Party.
This organization is dedicated to helping educate students about the Republican Party, supporting its candidates for public office and developing the leadership and political abilities of its members. It is involved with campaigns at the local, state, and national level and offers opportunities for work with elected officials in all branches of government. The club also hosts socials and parties, sponsors debates, brings guest speakers to TCC and is involved in a number of other activities. All students are welcome to attend the club meetings Wednesdays at 6pm in 193 SU.
Eagle Business Society
The mission of the Eagle Business Society is to enhance the educational experience of students interested in business by exposing them to business and industry leaders and expanding their networking capabilities. These contacts can provide internship opportunities, job offers and continue to contribute to your successful career in business. The society has distinguished guest speakers each semester. Our speakers have included the President of the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Counsel, a Fortune 500 CEO and an Olympic and double World Champion, Jonathan Edwards, C.B.E. from the U.K. sharing his corporate presentation on the principles of success.
This club is the student organization that assists TheatreTCC! in all campus and community activities. Membership is gained through participation in any theatre production approved by the program. Officers are elected in the spring of each year and work with the Theatre Director, Producer, and Technical Director in the growth and mission of the program.
The purpose of the Engineering Club is to provide activities that help students who are focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curricula and to give students interested in these subject matters an on-campus resource where they can participate and learn more about the engineering field.
This club serves as a vehicle to recruit and retain minorities that are under-represented in the science, engineering, mathematics and computer science fields. However, the club is open to all interested students regardless of their major or ethnicity. Members of the club who plan to major in science, math, engineering, or computer science may be eligible for scholarships ranging from $500 to $1000 per semester. Tutorial services, mentoring, internship/research opportunities, networking, and academic advisement are some of the other services provided to members. Tallahassee Community College is one of 13 institutions in the FG-LSAMP Alliance. Florida A & M University is the lead institution of this Alliance.
TCC has a nationally recognized speech and debate team which offers college elective credit for participation on the team. The activity and related courses provide excellent opportunities in public address, debate, and acting. The team participates in intercollegiate tournaments at the local, regional, and national levels. Scholarships are available to students with demonstrated experience, commitment, or aptitude in the activity.
The Honors Club is a student-run organization with membership limited to members of the Honors Program. The club provides honors students opportunities to socialize, to be involved in community service projects, and to develop a group identity on the TCC Campus. All members of the Honors Program are encouraged to participate in the Honors Club. It is a great way to get to know other honors students, to make a contribution to the community, and to have some fun.
International Student Association (ISO)
The International Student Organization (ISO) is a very active student organization on campus composed of international students from many different countries and American students interested in learning about other cultures.
MACPAC - Graphic Design Club
The purpose of this club is to create an identity and provide an atmosphere of community and commitment among serious minded graphic design students at TCC which will, in turn, position our graphic design program as a credible, professional resource in the community. The club will help focus our talent and energy for the various projects we undertake, both on and off campus, and serve as a valuable career resource in job placement.
Model United Nations
Student participants represent a nation of their choice, simulating the procedures and issues that face the actual United Nations, at the regional and national Model UN conferences. They also organize, direct, and host a TCC sponsored High School Model UN Conference.
NAACP - TCC Chapter
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa is an International Honor Society of Two-Year Colleges. Membership is invitational and recognizes student scholarship while providing an opportunity for service, leadership, and fellowship. Members are eligible for scholarships from the local chapter, the national organization, alumni chapters and many four-year colleges and universities. Rho Tau chapter at TCC invites membership to currently enrolled students who have completed 12 semester hours at TCC, and have a cumulative TCC grade point average of at least 3.35. New members are inducted each semester.
Pride is a campus student organization which strives to achieve equality and tolerance
among TCC students of all sexual orientations and persuasions. This organization also seeks to promote safe sex for all students, as well as to provide emotional support for all Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender students.
TCC Dance Company
This club's purpose is to provide a venue of aspiring dancers to work with choreographers, teachers, and guest artists to improve their dance techniques and performances, as well as being able to perform and be recognized as a dance company.
The Office of Campus Life is a comprehensive department within the Division of Student Affairs that provides many opportunities for you to "Get Connected" with the campus. Through the co-curricular offerings you can have fun, learn and live the college experience. We encourage you to participate in activities offered on campus and get the most out of your time at Tallahassee Community College.
Tallahassee Community College's Intramural Sports program provides all students, staff and faculty the opportunity to participate in fun recreational sports and activities. These include a variety of team and individual sports and special events such as flag football, basketball, indoor & outdoor soccer, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, softball, table tennis, spades and pumpkin bowling. No experience is needed to participate.
The mission of the TCC Leadership Institute is to provide students an opportunity to further develop their leadership skills and enhance their potential to meet the challenges of a diverse and dynamic world.
Lifetime Sports Complex
The mission of the Lifetime Sports Program is to provide opportunities for all students, staff and faculty to participate in quality recreational services and activities that will enhance their total physical, mental and social well being. Our goal is to promote, encourage and facilitate participation in a variety of activities directed towards lifelong health and wellness.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association is privileged and honored to welcome you to Tallahassee Community College for the 2007-2008 academic year. As your elected Student Body President, I look forward to making our campus more customized to you, for you, our students.
Student Judicial Affairs
Judicial Affairs deals with students who violate the TCC Student Conduct Code. As an integral part of the educational mission of the College, the disciplinary process is seen as a tool for guiding and teaching rather than punishment. Mediation is also provided for both students and faculty.
The Office of Student Volunteerism aims to impact the community by promoting lasting change by engaging student's involvement in volunteerism and service-learning programs, whose focus is to enrich academic learning, foster civic engagement, and confront issues of public concern.
Last year TheatreTCC! and The Fine and Performing Arts shattered attendance records and offered more quality performances than ever before. Join us this season as we proudly present a slate of artistic gems that will help your imaginations soar.