Southside Virginia Community College recognizes and encourages excellence through special programs, academic scholarships, and honorary scholastic societies.
Campus Activities Team
The Campus Activities Team was started in the spring semester of 2008. Formally known as the Student Forum a name change was proposed to express the team-centered purpose of C.A.T. Members of the C.A.T. give suggestions of preference for student events and express their opinion about other campus issues. Membership is open to all SVCC students. This club meets monthly and often provides assistance during student activities.
Advisor: Le’Tina Giles
The Christian Crusade club was recently started as an open forum for Christians. They will participate in bible study and off campus field trips to Christian Leadership Conferences.
Advisor: Melissa Wood
Minority Awareness Programming
Minority Awareness Programming (M.A.P.) This club on the Daniel campus focuses on the issues within a minority race/population. Established in 2006, M.A.P. sponsors an annual African-American History month program. In addition, M.A.P. raises fund raises annually for charitable organizations across the globe. M.A.P. membership is open to all students at SVCC. Please visit your Student Activities Coordinator for more information about this organization.
Advisor: Sandra Bacon
Student Government Association
To serve as the student voice on campus. Students who are interested in joining should sign up on the attached sheet. Members of this organization will be invited to meetings off campus will play an active role with the SVCC chapter of Virginia 21. Virginia 21 is a non-partisan student organization. Students involved in VA 21 attend monthly leadership meetings, visit the general assembly, are made aware of educational issues. In addition, they are active in presenting solutions, assist during elections, and networking with various members of our legislation. Membership is open to all students on the John H. Daniel or Christanna Campus.
SVCC Automotive Club
The SVCC automotive club was started on the John H. Daniel campus of SVCC. Members of this club share the passion of automotive. Membership is open to all SVCC students. The club holds an annual car show. In addition, they sponsor car care clinics and various activities throughout the year. Interested students should talk to their Student Activities Coordinator.
Advisor: Arnold Gayles
To provide a means for students to broaden their knowledge of transfer procedures by attending various events, encouraging participation in activities, on-and off-campus, and extending their knowledge of transfer procedures. Open membership.
Advisor: Matt Dunn
The Wellness Club
Our purpose is to promote a healthy lifestyle through workshops and community outreach programs. Examples of these programs include: National Smoke-out Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, Blood Drives and much more.
Women of Wisdom
Women of Wisdom is a mentoring program geared toward minority females, but females of all races are encouraged to actively participate. The program’s vision is to reflect on the changing needs of minority females and nurture their educational, cultural, and social experiences. The program provides opportunities for personal growth through mentoring, fellowship, and social/educational experiences
Campus Activities Team
Goals: Through a team-centered approach, C.A.T. Members give voice to concerns and suggestions from the student body regarding campus events and the overall campus environment. Members assist in the planning, marketing, and execution of student activities. This club meets monthly and is open to all SVCC students.
Advisor: Vondrenna Smithers, firstname.lastname@example.org
Criminal Justice Club
Goals: Provide a means for students to strengthen their knowledge of the mission and mandates of Law Enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels; and of the United States Constitution; the Commonwealth of Virginia Constitution and the laws governing both. Open membership.
Advisor: Alfonzo Seward, email@example.com
Empowered Women’s Organization
Goal: To increase female retention and completion rates; grow the leadership capacity of female students; increase partnerships with campus community; and connect with the community. Open membership.
Goal: To encourage activities which lead to a more sustainable campus environment. Special attention is given to Arbor Day in the fall term and Earth Day in the spring term. A major focus of the organization is protecting our natural resources through activities that can make a difference on the campuses and college centers, such as recycling.
Human Services Club
The Human Services Club on the Christanna Campus has been established for but not limited to Human Services majors. Annual dues allow students to take field trips, attend professional conventions, and to purchase gifts for the needy. Special concerns of the organization are centered on the elderly, pre-school and school age children, and mentally ill and mentally challenged customers.
Advisor: Teresa George, firstname.lastname@example.org
Phi Beta Lambda
The primary goals of the organization are to develop competent, aggressive business leadership; encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty; assist students in the establishment of occupational goals; facilitate the transition from school to work; and develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism. Membership is open to all college students. Joining the local chapter will provide membership in the state and national chapters.
Advisor: Crystal Jones, email@example.com
Phi Theta Kappa
Membership is extended by invitation. To be considered for membership a student must (1) be enrolled in a two-year college, (2) have accumulated 12 semester credit hours, (3) have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of not less than 3.2, (4) have established academic excellence as judged by faculty, and (5) be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.
Advisor: Leslie Cline firstname.lastname@example.org
RN Nursing Club
The purpose of the Nursing Club is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care; to provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns, and to aid in the development of the whole person, and his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life. The Nursing Club also sponsors different programs including health fairs that are open to the local communities in a spirit of “giving back” to all who are supportive of the college. Only students already enrolled in the state approved program at SVCC leading to licensure as a registered nurse are eligible to join.
Advisor: Felicia Omick, Felicia.email@example.com
Student Veterans of America
Goals: To foster veteran friendly relationships toward a common purpose to do good things for other veterans, spouses of veterans, the college, and the community. To recruit and retain at least 80% of enrolled student veterans, student spouses, and student dependents of veterans at SVCC - Christanna Campus. To encourage success in educational and training programs for all student veterans.
Advisor: Tonia Talbott, firstname.lastname@example.org
SVEC Student Ambassadors Organization
The SVEC Student Ambassadors Organization will empower our students to realize the value of giving back to the community through outreach and volunteer projects. The members of the organization will also represent SVCC in a positive light at various community events. Members will also foster positive team building and leadership development experiences.
Advisors: Erica Andrews, email@example.com; Diane Edmonds, firstname.lastname@example.org; Shelia.Harper, email@example.com; Dawn Roberts, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Starla Wellenhoofer, email@example.com
Goal: To provide a means for students to broaden their knowledge of transfer procedures by attending various events, encouraging participation in activities, on- and off-campus, and extending their knowledge of transfer procedures.