Greenville Technical College Clubs and Organizations


African American Male Leadership Institute 
(Julian Nixon, Advisor)

The purpose of this organization is to develop leadership potential and promote academic and personal success among African American males by increasing the retention rates, promoting social and financial responsibility, creating and promoting networking opportunities for future success, promoting effective communication, and creating a mentoring support system within a community environment.

Associated General Contractors of America - AGC Student Chapter 
(Ed Abraham, Advisor)

This national organization is open to students in Construction Engineering Technology.  Its purpose is to help keep students abreast of the latest developments in the construction industry.  Contractors' representatives assist in placing students after graduation.

Baptist Collegiate Ministry 
(Tracie Raines, Advisor)

The purpose is to reflect the life of Christ in members' lives and to those lives around them, to strengthen and unify the members, to provide a ministry to individuals within the campus community, and to nurture them in the Christian life and faith.

Campus Crusade for Christ 
(Dr. Hala Nestberg, Advisor)

The purpose is to dispel misconceptions that people have about Jesus Christ and to give people an opportunity to hear the claims of Christ.  Its purpose, also, is to help students at Greenville Tech grow into their relationship with God.  Campus Crusade for Christ is an interdenominational Christian organization on college campuses across the nation and around the world.

Free Thought Organization-- Student Club 
(Tim Hurley, Advisor)

The purpose of this organization is to promote and practice the open, rational, and scientific examination of the universe and our place in it, and that ethics and morality can be meaningfully based on rational and humanistic ideals and values. Promote skeptical inquiry; provide community for atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, naturalists and other freethinkers.

Greenville Tech Education Club 
(Philip Larson, Advisor)

The purpose of this organization is to provide an opportunity for education majors and other students to explore careers in education, learn about relevant issues, and enhance relationships with and knowledge of senior institutions with education programs.

Greenville Tech LAMBDA Gay-Straight Alliance (GTC-LAMBDA-GSA) 
(Elizabeth Purcell, Advisor)

The purpose of this organization shall be to strive to educate others and ourselves on LGBT and Straight issues and to work toward enlightening those who are unaware and inspiring those who remain silent in uniting the LGBT and Straight communities on campus in order to create an accepting environment, to be a safe place where everyone can feel comfortable and supported, and to foster an active and diverse culture at Greenville Technical College.

Greenville Tech Veterans
(Julie Brown, Advisor)

This organization seeks to support veterans attending Greenville Technical College with pursuing their higher education goals.

GTC Outsiders
(Brian Easler, Advisor)

This group's purpose is to provide outdoor opportunities including hiking, camping, road cycling, mountain biking, and kayaking/ canoeing in the Carolinas and Southeast.

Helping U Succeed:  Human Services Student Organization
(Bonnie Smith, Advisor)

The objective is to provide a forum for communication among Human Services students, to provide opportunities for Human Services students to participate in community service activities, and to sponsor workshops/seminars addressing issues relating to human service professions.

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) 
(Carolyn Walker and Carol Mull, Advisors)

The objective of this organization is to take an active interest in civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community, to foster caring and supportive relationships, to encourage individuals to develop to their fullest and to develop active community partnerships through a mentoring program.

International Student Organization 
(Chirinjev Peterson, Karen White, and Dr. Reginald Bruster, Advisors)

The purpose of the International Student Organization is to provide a forum for foreign-born students to support the internationalization of Greenville Technical College and, in turn, to receive support from the college, the faculty and each other in their efforts to understand and to function in the United States.

Kappa Omega Sigma - Cosmetology Club 
(Mary Rock, Advisor)

The purpose of this organization is to increase exposure, create more educational opportunities and enhance marketing techniques to build awareness of our student-run salon.

 LSA -- Latin Student Association 
(Lissette Treanor, Advisor)

The purpose is to promote awareness of Hispanic people and their culture, to integrate the Hispanic and American community through different activities, and to provide tutoring for both Spanish and non-Spanish-speaking students at Greenville Tech.

Nu Alpha Sigma Women's Association 
(Tomeika Bennett, Advisor)

The purpose of Nu Alpha Sigma is to provide a student network for women of African descent that encourages educational success, participation in community services and civic engagement, promote effective communication and accountability, and to provide opportunities in leadership.

Phi Theta Kappa 
(Cheryl Savageau, Advisor)

Phi Theta Kappa recognizes and encourages scholarship, leadership and service among the students in two-year colleges in America. To accomplish this purpose, the group provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for the exchange of ideas and ideals, stimulation of interest in continued academic excellence, and fellowship.  Students who are in associate degree programs, who have at least two remaining semesters and who have accumulated 12 credit hours and a 3.4 cumulative grade point average are eligible to apply.  Graduating members receive special recognition at the graduation ceremony.

The Poetry Club 
(Bill Burns, Advisor)

The purpose of this organization is to promote classical and modern poetry reading, the discussion of poets and poetry, and the creation of new works of poetry by club members.  The club is open to all Greenville Technical College students and available to college faculty and staff.

Recycling Coalition 
(Lynn Spicher and Brad Caldwell, Advisors)

The Greenville Tech Recycling Coalition is a diverse collection of faculty, staff and students.  The goal of this coalition is to establish continuing resource reduction programs at all campuses of Greenville Technical College to reduce our ecological imprint on the earth.

(Mary Locke, Mary Ryan-Morris, Tong Wagner, Advisors)

Rotaract is a Rotary sponsored service organization. It provides an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development while addressing the physical and social needs of their communities and promoting better relations among all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association (SCUPA) 
(John Bell, Advisor)

Students enrolled in the Paralegal program are encouraged to join the South Carolina Upstate Paralegal Association (SCUPA) as student members.  SCUPA holds monthly luncheon meetings with speakers who address a wide variety of issues affecting the paralegal career field.  SCUPA also is involved in educational and community service activities.  SCUPA periodically provides a scholarship to a deserving and outstanding paralegal student. SCUPA is a member of the South Carolina Alliance of Legal Assistants Association (SCALAA).  SCUPA also is affiliated with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).  NALA offers its Certified Legal Assistant (CLA) exam through SCUPA.  Greenville Tech Paralegal program graduates are qualified and encouraged to take this exam.

The Student Art Club 
(Mark V. Roper, Advisor)

The purpose of this organization is to serve the community in a beneficial capacity through art projects and volunteer opportunities, to help encourage and support Visual Arts students through monthly meetings, workshops and community events, and to raise an awareness of the professionalism of the Visual Arts students and their work on the campus of Greenville Technical College and Upstate South Carolina.  This club will also help provide a positive networking for the students enrolled in the Visual Arts program and the working arts of Upstate South Carolina, and assist in promoting and marketing the artwork of students enrolled in the Visual Arts program of Greenville Tech.

Student Government Association (SGA) 
(Eric Williams, Advisor)

Every registered Greenville Tech student may consider himself or herself to be a member of the Student Government Association.  This organization provides students a voice in student affairs and college procedures as well as an opportunity to engage in the democratic process on campus.  The types of activities generally sponsored by the SGA include student elections, leadership workshops, campus and community service projects, various kinds of entertainment, and approving new organizations. The student council consists of a maximum of four students from each academic division.  Two students from each division are elected in the fall.  All representatives serve a term of one year. Students interested in actively participating in the Student Government Association should contact the office of the SGA or the director of Student Activities.

SC ASCLS -- Medical Laboratory Student Association 
(Tiffany Whittle, Advisor)

The purpose of this organization is to promote community service, foster lifelong learning, building teamwork and support professional endeavors sponsored by various Clinical Laboratory Organizations.