The mission of the Student Activities Program is to complement the academic program of studies and enhance the overall educational experience of students through their participation in social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, and governance activities. Developing the program is the responsibility of the students and faculty under the guidance and leadership of the counselor on each campus.
The goals of the program are to provide a meaningful student life beyond classroom attendance; to present opportunities for growth and development through social and cultural options; and to promote retention.
Paul D. Camp Community College offers each student a range of opportunities beyond formal education, including membership in the following clubs and organizations:
American Association of University Women (AAUW) – The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice that promotes equity and education for women and girls. Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on fundamental concerns of social, economic or political issues of the day. AAUW has a long history of advocating for women in higher education. The organization has been steadfast in its commitment to protecting and enforcing Title IX to ensure our nation’s commitment to moving toward full and equal educational opportunities for all students. Through its fellowships, grants, campus initiatives, and leadership programs, AAUW continues to empower the next generation of women leaders on campus and beyond.
Camp’s AAUW Student Club was established to provide an organized forum in which female students can learn and experience team building, the importance of strategic relationships, communication skills, leadership development, self-motivation and how to inspire others, and the rules of social engagement with a commitment to inclusivity. The AAUW Student Club meets every other month and alternates meeting locations between Camp’s Franklin and Suffolk campuses.
Faith Unleashed in Everyday Life (FUEL) – This organization is open to all students interested in developing and strengthening their spiritual development and encouraging one another. This club also works toward developing leadership skills, reach out to others and work in a team environment.
Literary Club – The goal and structure of this club is to motivate students of Paul D. Camp Community College in all programs toward a better understanding and promotion of literary works. This club strongly focuses on building strong leadership skills, promoting teamwork, and inspiring excellence as students read and discuss diverse literature, attend various cultural events, contribute to the scholarly voice on campus, and serve in various ways through community service.
National Society of Leadership and Success – The National Society of Leadership and Success is a leading honor society in the United States with hundreds of chapters. Paul D. Camp Community College’s chapter of The National Society of Leadership and Success is Sigma Alpha Pi. Sigma Alpha Pi is a leadership honor society (not a fraternity/sorority) available to a limited number of students on campus recognizing student success. Society membership provides you with the professional leadership training needed to gain a competitive edge in the employment market.
Nursing Student Association – Open to all pre-nursing and nursing students, the purpose of this organization is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality of health care; provide programs representative of fundamental interests and concerns to nursing students; and aid in the development of the whole person, his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for health care of people in all walks of life.
Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ) – This organization is a national honorary society. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship. Working toward this goal, Phi Theta Kappa endeavors to provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas, and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
Science Club – This organization is open to all students interested in sciences and learning more about science related topics including space study, horticulture, oceanography and other scientific fields.
Student Government Association – Since many of the decisions that are made at Paul D. Camp Community College directly affect students and their academic programs, all students are encouraged to participate in the decision-making processes available to them. The primary ways in which students may participate are through the College’s Steering Committee and through the Student Government Association. The College’s Steering Committee allows one student representative (SGA President) from each campus to take an active role in committee deliberations and vote on an equal basis with other committee members.
The Student Government Association is the recognized representative organization of the student body and has direct access to the President and other administrators of the College on issues and concerns. The Student Government Association provides each student with an equal voice in student affairs. Students automatically become members of SGA when they register. The Student Government Association of Paul D Camp Community College was formed to encourage an active role in college life and activities. All students are urged to acquaint themselves with the Constitution and take part in all student government activities.
Student Support Services Program – The Student Support Services Program (SSS) at Paul D. Camp Community College is a federally funded program designed to assist selected college students. The goal of the program is to increase the probability that students will successfully complete their educational goals. To equip students with necessary survival skills, the program offers free tutoring, counseling, cultural and educational enrichment, and assistance for students desiring to transfer to a four-year institution. The SSS staff also acts as a liaison between students and the various college offices to ensure that students have access to all appropriate college and community services.
Participation in the SSS Program is voluntary, and acceptance into the program is based on criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education. Students may refer themselves to this program or be referred by a counselor, instructor or other staff member. Applications for Student Support Services are available in the SSS offices in Franklin and Suffolk.