Student Organizations

Alpha Zeta Beta (AZB)
Alpha Zeta Beta is the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor fraternity for junior college students. Its purposes are to recognize and encourage scholarship and to provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service. To be eligible for membership, a student must be enrolled in an associate degree program, must have accumulated 12 hours, and must have achieved and maintained a GPR of at least 3.50.

Membership is recognition of intellectual achievement while a student is enrolled in a two-year college, and provides opportunities for leadership and service locally, regionally, and nationally. A member of Phi Theta Kappa receives copies of two publications, 3.5 Plus and The Golden Key. In addition, members have the opportunity to participate in two major meetings annually, the National Convention, and the Honors Institute, which is a week-long meeting at which an honors program topic is explored. For information contact Amy Borders at aborders@tctc.edu or James Deloache at jdeloach@tctc.edu.

Campus Crusade for Christ
Campus Crusade for Christ exists to provide regular opportunities to study and discuss the Bible, worship, and pray, all in a group setting, which also provides opportunities for fellowship, encouragement and spiritual development among members. We seek to be a resource to the Tri-County Technical College student body by offering opportunities to discuss spiritual matters and provide materials in the form of outside speakers, videos, books and articles, all for their benefit and consideration. Students will benefit from the organization by extending their learning beyond the classroom and obtaining transferable skills for life-long learning. Campus Crusade for Christ has an open-door policy. All members of the Tri-County Technical College community, including all TCTC campuses as well as any interested persons outside Tri-County Technical College, are welcome to attend the Bible studies and meetings. For more information, please contact Lori Morrissette at lmorriss@tctc.edu.

Environmental Club
The purpose of the Environmental Club is to offer students of Tri-County Technical College a group which seeks to research environmental issues and be active in educating the student body and the community about environmental issues. The group will promote suitable activities that are beneficial to the membership, the campus at large and the community in general. For information, contact Alex Eaton at aeaton@tctc.edu.

Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Association
The Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Association is a professional organization for current full-time Dental Assisting students. They are eligible for membership into the American Dental Assisting Association, which is the national organization which provides many opportunities for the students. Student benefits include the Dental Assisting Journal, continuing education, affiliation with the state and local component, reduced fees for meetings, insurance programs, scholarship eligibility, internet resume posting, and many other opportunities. The mission of this organization is to involve Dental Assisting students in promoting the art and science of the Dental Assisting profession while contributing to the improvement of the public health. This is a unique opportunity for students to be involved with their professional society and to recognize their potential as an organizational unit. For information, contact Mandy Hanks at mhanks@tctc.edu.

Future Laboratory Professional Association
Students enrolled in the Medical Laboratory Technology program are eligible for student membership in the South Carolina Society of Clinical Laboratory Science. Student members may participate at reduced rates in conventions and receive a professional journal. In addition, the society keeps students abreast of the latest lab procedures, books and audiovisuals, and scholarships available. For information, contact Jennifer Porter at jporter7@tctc.edu.

Inspiring Futures
Inspiring Futures is a student organization for students and faculty at Tri-County Technical College who are interested in promoting interest in Early Childhood Development. The organization seeks to provide fellowship among students and faculty and to represent students' needs in regards to becoming quality early care and education professionals. Ultimately, Inspiring Futures is a forum for the presentation of innovative ideas to benefit the Oconee, Pickens, and Anderson communities. For information, contact Meredith McClure at mmcdur2@tctc.edu/ (864) 646-1417.

Learning Beyond Campus
Learning Beyond Campus (LBC) is a student organization that offers the students of Tri-County Technical College an opportunity to explore educational opportunities beyond the typical classroom and to be active in educating the student body and the community about these opportunities. To ensure a responsible organization, members of the LBC club will strive for excellence in his/her studies and college life, and will maintain a high standard of collegiate study within the organization. The objective of the LBC student organization is to enhance the curriculum and college life at Tri-County Technical College. The group will promote suitable activities that are beneficial to the membership, the campus at large, and the community in general. For information, contact Alex Eaton at aeaton@tctc.edu.

Multicultural Student Association (MSA)
The goals of the Minority Student Association (MSA) are to encourage students to strive for academic excellence and develop leadership skills. MSA promotes a variety of cultural activities and participates in various community service projects. Members are also provided with opportunities for growth, exposure, and success through various planned events, workshops, and mentorship. For more information, contact Briana Johnson at bjohns26@tctc.edu or August Johnson at ajohns55@tctc.edu.

Music Club 
The Tri-County Technical College Music Club is an organization open to all students who are interested in making, playing, performing, and/or being involved with music.  The purpose of the organization is to provide students a community and forum for their varied musical interests.  Projects and activities vary based upon the gifts and desires of the members but include on-campus performances, songwriting workshops, jam sessions, event planning and promotion, vocal workshops, industry networking, and much more.  For information contact Julia West at jwest11@tctc.edu.

National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
The National Society of Leadership and Success is a community where like-minded success oriented people come together and help one another succeed.  The Society distinguishes itself by offering interactive broadcasts with the nation's best speakers, training in goal setting and team meetings in which students set and hold each other accountable for achieving goals.  The Society offers its members benefits to help them personally and professionally for the rest of their lives.

  • The National Society of Leadership and Success empowers students to achieve success in reaching their desired goals.
  • The Society provides an interactive structured leadership program that engages and inspires its members, helping them personally and professionally.
  • Membership in the Society is by invitation from college administration, is a mark of distinction for students among their peers and is for their lifetime.
  • The Society contributes toward student retention and engagement, positive impact on student grades, and supports the initiatives of higher level college administration.  

For more information contact Scott Jaeschke at sjaeschk@tctc.edu or Lori Morrissette at lmorriss@tctc.edu.

SOLACE
SOLACE is a student club that creates a safe environment for LGBTQ+ and allied students, faculty, and staff at Tri-County Technical College. This club will foster advocacy, inclusivity and community within the organization and TCTC community. The club provides entertaining and educational programming for all students, faculty, and staff at TCTC. In addition, the SOLACE group is also a safe and inclusive space for students to share ideas and express themselves. For information, contact Justin Baggot at jbaggot@tctc.edu or Lori Morrissette at lmorriss@tctc.edu.

Spanish Club
The purpose of the Spanish Club "Las Americas" is to provide TCTC's students opportunities to develop their Spanish language skills and awareness of Spanish speaking cultures through the formal and informal use of the language during meetings and activities. For information, contact Trini Tumlin at ttumlin@tctc.edu or Corey Evans at cevans@tctc.edu.

Speech and Drama Team
The Speech and Drama Team is available to those who want to polish their public speaking skills or acting/performance skills. The Speech and Drama Team is a member of the South Carolina Speech Communication Association. For information, contact Greg Toney at gtoney@tctc.edu.

Student Government Association
The Student Government Association (SGA) is an organization that actively supports a wide variety of cultural, social, and civic activities as it promotes the welfare of all students. Each TCTC student is automatically a member of the SGA. Meetings are held every Monday at 1:30pm on the Pendleton campus and monthly at Anderson and Easley campuses.  Meetings are open and all students are invited to attend. For more information, contact Lori Morrissette at lmorriss@tctc.edu.

Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses Association (SNA) of Tri-County Technical College is a professional organization composed of pre-nursing, auditing, advanced placement LPNs and generic nursing students that provides constituency on the state and national levels of SNA. The purpose of SNA is to promote professional development of nursing students by providing interaction between students at Tri-County and other students throughout South Carolina and the United States. This is done through workshops, newsletters, and service projects. For information, contact Stacy Smith at ssmith35@tctc.edu.

Medical Assisting Student Association (MASA)
The mission of the Student Medical Assisting Association of Tri-County Technical College is to enable medical assisting students to enhance and demonstrate the knowledge, skills and professionalism required by employers and patients. They learn how to protect medical assistants' right to practice; and promote effective, efficient health care delivery through optimal use of multi-skilled Certified Medical Assistants (CMAs). The Association also teaches students how to pursue continuing education after graduation and introduces them to their professional society. Through participation in the Medical Assisting Student Association they are encouraged to join the professional society, the AAMA. For more information, please email Laura L. McClain at lmcclain@tctc.edu.    

Tri-County Association of Politician Scientists (TAPS)
TAPS is an organization aimed at encouraging student involvement in the political process, government, and local community. The goals of this organization are to encourage students to register to vote, to encourage students to vote and to become involved in the election process, and to encourage students to become informed on current political issues. Members of TAPS help coordinate annual voter registration drives, provide a forum for the discussion of political issues and events, and invite guest speakers to campus. They also get involved with community service in the Tri-County area. For more information, please contact Mary Geren at mgeren@tctc.edu or Lara Wrightson at lwrights@tctc.edu.  

Tri-County Technical College Student Veterans Association
The TCTC Student Veterans (TCTC SVA) links veterans and their family members from all branches of military service who have served during times of peace and times of war. The organization strives to support veterans by providing a safe environment for student veterans to help one another facilitate the transition from military life to the college community TCTC SVA creates a positive social network based on fellowship, mentor-ship, and camaraderie. Through community and campus service, the TCTC Student Veterans work to raise awareness on veteran's issues. For more information, please contact Lori Morrissette at lmorriss@tctc.edu or Stacey Frank at sfrank@tctc.edu.

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