Student Organizations (Clubs)
On this page you will find the resources to start a new student organization (club), join an existing organization, or complete required forms for the organization. Student Organizations provide the opportunity to connect with others who have similar interests. You will have opportunities outside of the classroom to participate in fund-raisers, conferences, and events, as well as volunteer projects and other activities, while growing in your desired career field.
HGTC encourages students to create Student Organizations (Clubs) to share their interests with others. Feel free to follow the steps below to start a Student Organization.
To find more information on an individual club, click on its link below.
- Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) Student Chapter
- Baptist College Ministry
- Call Me MISTER (Mentors Instructing Students Toward Effective Role Models)
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Physical Therapist Assistant Club
- Ronald E. McNair Club
- Society of American Foresters, Student Chapter
- Sonographers “R” Us
- Student Ambassadors
- Student American Dental Assistants Association (SADAA)
- Student American Dental Hygienists' Association (SADHA)
- Student Nurses' Association
- Student Veterans Organization
- Surgical Technology Club
- Tau Upsilon Alpha
- Teachers of the Future
- Trio ELITE Scholars
- WAVES Creating Writing
We have outlined the following 6 steps to help you start a student organization of your own interest.
Sometimes what you are looking for is called something a little different from what you may think. Check the Student Engagement webpage to ensure a similar group does not already exist. If one exists, you can contact the current Advisor to learn how to get involved.
If a group like yours does not already exist, then it is time to start recruiting other current HGTC students who may have the same interest as you. You need at least 3 students to start an organization. Make sure you find people who are committed to helping you start your group and helping it grow.
All registered student organizations are required to have a current HGTC Full-Time Faculty or Staff member to serve as the organization’s Advisor. HGTC Adjunct or Part-time Faculty or Staff members may serve as Co-Advisors. Community members are not permitted to be advisors.
Advisors must fill out the Annual Student Organization Agreement each academic year and when registering a new student organization.
Tips for finding an advisor
- Is your group academic or related to a major? Start with that department's faculty.
- Do some brainstorming! Think about faculty or staff who you consider a mentor or a big supporter of involvement on-campus.
- Schedule a meeting with the potential advisor! Communicate expectations with the potential advisor. What does support look like for you? How involved are you hoping them to be? What type of time commitment are you expecting? You need to make sure they are fully on-board.
Now that you have a group and an advisor, it is time to start laying the foundation. You will be asked to attach the By-Laws for your organization. This may sound daunting, but do not fret. Click the link below to view a template which we highly recommend you to use.
If you use our template, it will speed up your process significantly.
The following documents must be completed in full for your organization’s registration to be considered:
- New Student Organization Application
- By-Laws of Student Organization
- Annual Student Organization Agreement
Once you complete these documents and obtain the required signatures, you are ready to submit them to the Office of Student Engagement for approval.
Congratulations! Your registration has been forwarded to our office. The Office of Student Engagement will review the registration in full. If there are changes, additions or inaccuracies that need to be corrected with your registration, you will be contacted by the Student Engagement Coordinator and provided feedback to make corrections. Once your registration is approved, we will send you notification of a successful new registered student organization!
The entire process can take about 2-3 weeks from the completion of your form.
If at any point you have questions about where your organization stands in the process, contact the Office of Student Engagement via the contact information below.
Office of Student Engagement
Horry Georgetown Technical College
Office Phone: 843-477-2061