Temple College has many student clubs/organizations on campus. Through these clubs/organizations, students are given the opportunity to become involved in planning activities, making new friends, and developing leadership skills. Temple College has diverse clubs and organizations and are always open to expand activity offerings.

No matter what your interest — whether it’s academic, recreational, or social — you can probably find others at Temple College that share your passion.

Student Government Association (SGA)
Organized as the College Council in 1950, the present Student Government Association (SGA) has evolved through several constitutional revisions since its inception. Membership is made up of the elected officers. The objectives of the Student Government Association are to assist in the development of the student body, coordinate student activities, seek an understanding of and a solution to student problems, serve as the coordinating body of the social/service organization, and provide student input into the administration of Temple College.

Sponsors: Patti Jones Simpson patti.jones@templejc.edu
Agostine Trevino agostine.trevino@templejc.edu

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Contact Info

For more information about joining a club/organization or starting a new club please contact:

Arnold Student Union
Ruth Bridges
ruth.bridges@templejc.edu
254-298-8309

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The NAACP-TC Chapter is a minority-based organization with an interest in increasing the social awareness of the student body and to educate the campus about issues affecting minority students both on and off campus.  The organization is opened to all students.

Sponsor: Adrian Sora  Adrian.sora@templejc.edu

Associate Degree Nursing Student Organization (ADNSO)
Membership is restricted to students currently enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing program. ADNSO promotes opportunities to develop experience in contributing to a professional organization and enhances member knowledge of health care concerns or issues.

Sponsor: Claudia Turner claudia.turner@templejc.edu

Association of Respiratory Care Students (ARCS)
This organization is designed to promote interest and awareness in Respiratory Care, to further awareness of technological advancements, and to broaden the scope of study in Respiratory Care. Its membership is restricted to those students enrolled in the TC Respiratory Care program.

Sponsor: Dr. Bill Cornelius bill.cornel@templejc.edu

Association of Student Surgical Technologists (ASST)
This organization is designed to promote interest in Surgical Technology and to further members’ awareness of technological advancements through workshops, meetings, and visits to medical centers. Membership is restricted to those students enrolled in the Temple College Surgical Technology program.

Sponsor: Rosemary Laws rosemary.laws@templejc.edu

Association of Student Vocational Nurses (ASVN)
Membership in ASVN is restricted to students currently enrolled in the Vocational Nursing Program. The purpose of this organization is to promote understanding of the nursing fields and related areas and to further the members’ awareness in technological advancements through workshops, meetings and visits to medical centers and nursing seminars.

Sponsor: Gregory Bond gregory.bond@templejc.edu

Emergency Medical Services Student Association
This organization is designed to provide EMS professions students a unified voice, extracurricular activities specific to furthering their education in the field of EMS, and an opportunity to receive financial assistance and awards.

Sponsor: Jason Valdez jason.valdez@templejc.edu

Chess Club
The mission of the Chess Club is to promote and support the enjoyment of the game of chess. The club is open to all students, faculty and staff who are encouraged to participate in all club functions and activities.

Sponsor: Forrest Marler forrest.marler@templejc.edu

Lambda Alpha Epsilon
The American Criminal Justice Association has approved Temple College Criminal Justice Club as the Sigma Zeta Tau Chapter of Lambda Alpha Epsilon. The purpose of this organization is to give students with similar goals the opportunity to join together for social and professional functions. Joining together with law enforcement agencies in the community gives students a better understanding of the complex problems facing law enforcement today. Students wishing to become members must be enrolled in Temple College, either taking courses or majoring in criminal justice.

Sponsor: Dr. Leslie Keeling-Olsen lesley.keeling-olson@templejc.edu

Book Club 
This club is for any Temple College student who writes and/or enjoys literature. This club promotes short prose and poetry in an accessible way, as well as give a forum for student discussion of literary forms.

Sponsor: Ruth Bridges ruth.bridges@templejc.edu

Philosophy Club
The Philosophy Club is for students who want to explore and clarify issues of truth, value, and moral concern. The club is for students with an inquiring mind and a passion for knowledge. It is a great way for students to come together and discuss philosophy and its place in today’s society.

Sponsor: Vacant

Science Club
Science Club Logofacebook_iconScience Club is for students who are interested in any phase of the sciences. It provides a broad program of interest in biology, physics, and chemistry. The club sponsors field trips to centers of scientific activity and encourages student research reports, and discussions of classical and current topics in science. The club is affiliated with the Texas Academy of Science Collegiate Academy.

Sponsor: Dr. Jason Locklin jason.lockin@templejc.edu
Dr. Shannon Hill shannon.hill@templejc.edu

Sign Language Club
The Sign Language Club promotes social interaction for deaf, hearing impaired, and hearing students using and learning American Sign Language. This organization promotes the educational development of interpreting students on campus. The club gives students who are studying sign language an opportunity to use and improve their language skills.

Sponsor: Vacant

Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association (SADHA)
This organization is open to students who are enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program. The purpose of SADHA is to cultivate, promote, and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene, to represent and safeguard the common interest of members of the dental hygiene profession, and to contribute toward the improvement of the oral health of the public.

Sponsor: Melissa Machalek mmachalek@templejc.edu

Student Veterans of America (SVA)
This organization provides a social group and support structure to help veterans adjust to and become successful in civilian and college life. It raises awareness for veterans issues and facilitates the dissemination of information to veterans. It also promotes community service and volunteerism as well as organizes worthwhile projects and events pertaining to veterans and their needs and issues.

Sponsor: Patrick Finnegan Patrick.finnegan@templejc.edu

T phi T Steppers
The T phi T Steppers use percussive dance, moving their bodies as instruments to produce complex rhythms and sounds through a mixture of footsteps, spoken word and hand claps.  Percussive dance is very high energy and may use elements from gymnastics, break dancing, tap dancing, or African and Caribbean dancing.

Sponsor:  Ruth Bridges ruth.bridges@templejc.edu

Temple College Dance Team
The Dance Team promotes fellowship among dancers in our school as well as surrounding areas by sponsoring activities, performance opportunities and workshops.

Sponsor: Sarah Armor sarah.armor@templejc.edu

Temple College Democrats
The purpose of this club is to support and promote ideas of the National Democratic Party, recognizing the humanitarian concern for the equal rights and opportunities of all people as a primary concern of government. This club is open to any Democrat student of Temple College.

Sponsor: Vacant

Temple College Republicans
The purpose of this club is to support and promote ideas of the National Republican Party, recognizing the humanitarian concern for equal rights and opportunities of all people as a primary concern of government. This club is open to any Republican student at Temple College.

Sponsor: Vacant

The Society of Physics Students (SPS)
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics or astronomy. Besides physics majors, members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other related fields. The chapter at Temple College is involved with research in stellar evolution. .

Sponsor: John McClain john.mcclain@templejc.edu

True Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA/TCGSA)
The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness and educate our campus and the community about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and alternative sex and gender culture. The group provides support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals on campus and their families and friends.

Sponsors: Lydia Hudson l.hudson@templejc.edu
Stephanie Perkins stephanie.parum@templejc.edu

United Way Collegiate Leadership
The purpose of this organization is to identify and resolve pressing community issues as well as making measurable changes in the communities through partnerships with others in the community.

Sponsor: Pat Clune pmclune@templejc.edu

Young Adult League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
The purpose of this organization is to cultivate a better understanding of the Latin-American culture and its relationship with the students and the community, to perform services related to TC and the community, to promote more interest in Spanish, and to encourage Latin-Americans to continue their education. Membership is open to all students enrolled at Temple College and those specifically interested in the Latin-American culture.

Sponsor: Eva Garcia eva.rivera@templejc.edu

HONOR SOCIETIES

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
This international junior college honorary scholastic society granted Lambda Theta, the local chapter, a charter on November 17, 1960. To be eligible for membership, a student must have completed 12 semester hours leading to a degree conferred by the College and rank academically within the upper 10 percent of the student body. Members are selected on the basis of character, citizenship, and scholarship.

Sponsors: Hattrice Freeman hattrice.freeman@templejc.edu
Rick Pretzsch rick.pretzsch@templejc.edu

Psi Beta
This national honor society in psychology for community colleges is designed to stimulate, encourage, and recognize scholarship and interest in psychology. To be eligible for membership, a student must have completed one course of psychology with a “B” or better and have an overall GPA of 3.0.

Sponsor: Vacant

SCHOLARS PROGRAM

Langston Hughes Scholars Program
The purpose of this program is to provide academic support, mentoring and scholarships for African-American students at Temple College. The Langston Hughes Scholars program will offer cultural enrichment, field trips, stimulating film series, and musical festivals.

Sponsor: Vacant

RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS

Baptist Student Ministries (BSM)
Organized in January of 1964, the Baptist Student Ministries was the first religious organization affiliated with the College. The purpose of this group is to provide weekly programs of worship, inspiration, and study that will be in keeping with Christian living. BSM is a Christian student organization open to all students regardless of their denominational affiliation.

Sponsor: Vacant