Student Government Association

SGA Officially Recognized Student Organizations

About SGA-Recognized Clubs/Organizations

Co-curricular clubs/organizations are founded on the premise that not all learning on a college campus is confined to what takes place in the classroom. Student learning is complemented and enhanced by involvement in activities of the students’ choosing outside of the library and classroom walls.

TMCC supports student clubs/organizations because they encourage and foster academic and personal growth along with learning through active involvement, individual commitment, and personal enrichment.

Through participation in co-curricular opportunities, students are given a chance to combine the various parts of their academic/vocational training into personal action. "Real world" skills and abilities are tested when students work together to set goals, develop progress/action plans, set plans into motion, maintain viable working relationships, and evaluate the success of a program. Students learn how to manage new responsibilities, motivate themselves and others, apply leadership skills, and techniques.

Types of Student Clubs/Organizations

Students who have similar interests should be encouraged to form and/or join student clubs/organizations in an effort to advance their common goals and interests.

Before a discussion regarding recognition procedures should take place, it is important to note the four primary focuses or reasons for the formation of student clubs/organizations. Oftentimes, organizations could easily be cross-categorized within two or more focus areas. These categories are not mutually exclusive, but are presented for clarification and recognition of the motives that are the main reasons for the group’s existence.

Academic: A student organization with the stated objective of providing an opportunity for individuals to discuss and share information related to a specific academic discipline, topic, or interest. These student organizations provide opportunities to get to know other students in one’s academic discipline as well as faculty members inside and outside of the classroom.

Cultural: Students in cultural organizations seek to raise awareness about various cultures and to establish a sense of community among members who share cultural heritage.

Faith-Based: Faith-based organizations provide the opportunity for students to share common faiths, find alignment among faiths, and to educate the campus community about faith.

Political: Political organizations are groups of students dedicated toward educating the campus community about various elements of politics.

Service: Students involved in service organizations exist to serve other non-profit or charitable organizations by either providing direct hands-on assistance or by raising money.

Special Interest: A student organization with the purpose of providing a place for members to discuss issues relevant to them, express their interest in a given subject, serve as a support group for students on campus or as representatives of a group off campus, or act toward the advancement of social interests that affect both the College and the community at large.

Benefits of Official Student Government Association Recognition

Once a group has decided that they possess common goals and interests, they are ready to begin the process of gaining official recognition from the Student Government Association (SGA).

Benefits of official recognition include:

  • Ability to reserve college facilities and resources, when available.
  • Annual start-up allocations not to exceed $100 per year. This funding is to be utilized for supplies, postage, copying, activity planning, or other initiative costs.
  • Opportunities to apply for supplemental clubs/organization funding to advance the planned activities of the organization.
  • The support of the SGA and Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) Office on organization management, event planning, and leadership training.

Starting a Club or Organization

After browsing through our officially-recognized student organizations list, if you feel that none fit your needs, we encourage you to start a new student club at TMCC.

Currently Recognized Clubs/Organizations

The SGA encourages TMCC students to participate in student clubs and organizations. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact the advisor of that club/organization.

Club NameAdvisorTelephone Number
American Institute of Architectural Students (AIAS) Kreg Mebust 775-673-7265
Art Club Candace Nicol 775-674-7698
Book Club Julie Ambrecht 775-673-7124
Emergency Medicine Club (EMC) Gina Schuster 775-789-5513
Entrepreneurship Club (E-Club) Nancy O'Neal 775-673-7215
Financial Literacy Society (FLS) Jeannette Smith 775-673-7222
Golden Z Olga Mesina 775-673-7277
International Club (I-Club) Angela Adlish  775-674-7545
InterVarsity Christian Fellowship (IVCF) Patti Sanford 775-674-7908
Maxine S. Jacobs Student Nurses' Association (MSJ SNA) Joy Alverson 775-673-7934
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Neil Siegel 775-674-7608
Philippine United Student Organization (PUS0) Starr Litton 775-674-7699
Science Technology Engineering and Math Club (STEM) Adine Stormoen 775-673-7295
South Asian Students (SAS) Blakely Hume 775-846-9246
Student Dietetic Association (SDA) Heather Williams 775=673-7138
Student Membership of the
American Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA)
Lori McDonald 775-674-7554
Success Network Cyndi Jakus 775-829-9052
Truckee Meadows Veterans Club Roberta Bickford 775-673-7045
Filmmakers Club (FMC) TW Landis 775-673-7229
TMCC History Club (THC) John Kemp 775-673-7035

Club/Organization Meetings

Recognized clubs/organizations may request weekly meetings through the TMCC Scheduling Office. Club meetings do not need to be approved by the SGA Senate; however, the Senate requires that clubs/organizations meet at least once a month during the academic year. Clubs/organizations who are in the process of being recognized may meet up to three times to establish their club with approval of the Student Activities and Leadership (SAL) Coordinator.