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Student Organizations

student engagementA well-rounded, integrated program of student activities is provided through registered student organizations (RSO). Various RSOs have been established on campus for students with similar purposes and interests. These groups include scholastic honor societies, academic departmental groups, student leadership, student media and special interest groups.

Membership in all groups is open to all students; however some may require additional criteria for joining as full members. Some groups operate primarily on one campus location, while others may operate on multiple campuses. A student at any campus is eligible to join any group, regardless of whether the organization is based at that student’s primary campus.

Students interested in joining any of the established groups should contact the club advisor for more information. Club Round-Up days are held at the beginning of both fall and spring semesters at all locations as an opportunity for students to learn more about the groups.

Finding the Right Organization

If you do not see a group that interests you, the Office of Student Engagement encourages students to form new organizations at any time. Listed clubs are followed with the code on which location it primarily operates – Floyd Campus (FC), Cartersville Site (CS), Marietta Site (MS), Paulding Site (PS), Heritage Hall (HH), or All Campuses (AC).
New Organization Application/Renewal Form

Organizations By Type

Special Interests Groups

Brother 2 Brother (B2B) – AC
B2B exists to provide positive solutions to the educational, cultural, social, spiritual and intellectual needs of African-American and Latino male college students at GHC; and to provide opportunities for leadership development and campus and community service.
Contact: Evan Snelling,

Capture Highlands Photography Club – FC
We take pictures! Capture Highlands seeks to connect students and faculty that have an interest in photography, and to help members develop their skills in set-up and post processing of photography.
Contact: Jeff Brown,

Chargers Cheerleading Squad – FC
The Charger Cheerleading Squad is the spirit group that supports all GHC athletic teams and promotes school spirit and pride among the student body.

Creative Writing Club – AC
The Creative Writing Club intends to encourage fellow students in pursuing creative original literary works. The group will also discuss methods of publication, as well as scholarship opportunities available for creative writers. As a part of the GHC community, we intend to provide constructive criticism to aspiring young writers.
Contact: Shannah Harrington,

Equality Alliance – FC, CS
Equality Alliance provides support for students and connects them with allies on campus. This organization works to promote tolerance of diversity and a hate-free society.

Gaming Club – FC, CS, PS
The Gaming Club will provide the GHC community with opportunities for new and experienced players of table-top games, including tutorial sessions, tournaments and more. The club will promote a more positive image of gamers and gaming, focusing on the benefits of gaming such as building creativity and critical thinking skills; and will create networking opportunities for starting or joining gaming groups on campus.
Contact: Tori Banks,; Lilly Hayes,

Green Highlands – FC, CS, PS
This group strives to raise awareness and action towards a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle with emphasis being placed on mind and body well-being and environmental concerns.
Contacts: Brandy Rogers,

Highlands Film Society – FC, CS
The goal of The Highlands Film Society is to bring together movie lovers and film makers. We are the place to be if you are interested in making or discussing movies. We also have opportunities for makers to develop their professional abilities.
Contacts: Seth Ingram,

Spanish Activities Club – CS
This club celebrates and explores the richness of the Hispanic culture through language, art, music and more.
Contact: Kathryn Garcia,

Students Without Borders/ Study Abroad Club – FC, CS, PS
This group aims to assist students understand and appreciate other nations and cultures, and to encourage student participation in the Study Abroad program. All students who have traveled/studied abroad or would like to travel/study abroad are welcome!
Contact: TBD

Student Veterans of America CS, FC
SVA is a great resource for U.S. armed forces veterans, U.S. military active duty military personnel, and their supporters to assist with the transition from military life to civilian life.
Contact: Amy Wise,

That Animation Club – FC
Expanding the imaginative and fantastic world of anime and other types of animation to GHC if the aim of our club. Discussing and even debating your favorite animes and manga, while watching new anime/animation and learning the extensive history of how anime and manga art commenced and progressed, inevitably influence popular Japanese culture.

Undergraduate Researchers – Impacting Tomorrow (UR-IT) – CS
Our purpose is to develop and provide opportunities for students to complete and participate in undergraduate research.

Women to Women – MS
The purpose of Women to Women is to connect and support women at GHC as we courage women to pursue and achieve their personal goals, share their unique gifts, and ideas while encouraging understanding among women of different classes, cultures, and ethnic backgrounds. We provide a supportive atmosphere for women to explore their concerns, focus on developing communication skills, volunteering in the community, and the general well-being of women in all aspects of their lives. We promote pride in women’s individuality while seeking to enrich their academic, cultural and social experiences.
Contact: Christina Henggeler,


Academic Groups

American Criminal Justice Association – FC
The American Criminal Justice Association’s Alpha Delta Chapter is open to students employed, enrolled or taking courses in criminal justice, human services, or other related studies. The organization provides the following benefits: opportunities for scholarships, a national and local network of professionals, employment opportunities, opportunity for scholastic honors and professional recognition.

Highlands Association of Nursing Students (HANS) – HH
HANS is comprised of students majoring in nursing at Georgia Highlands College. This organization encourages socialization to the profession of nursing and leadership development. Membership allows a student to have a voice in the state and national student organization as well as linkage with nursing students all over the United States. HANS is highly involved in community service projects and some fund-raising activities.

Human Services Club – FC
The Human Services Club is open to all students at Georgia Highlands College who are interested in serving the community with compassion, understanding and a quest for knowledge.

Political Science Club – FC
Provides a forum for students interested in discussing subjects of politics and community affairs, a means of exploring local and state government functions of interest, airing pertinent political films, having debates, and involving GHC students in elections generally. This group is not directly affiliated with any specific political party, but will rather be open for and inclusive of all political ideologies.

Psychology Club – CC
The Psychology Club provides a common meeting ground for the free exchange of ideas among students, faculty, and guest lecturers, and inspires students to explore psychological principles in the modern field of psychology and related vocations. This club is open to all major and non-major psychology students who have a general interest in psychology.

Student American Dental Hygienist’s Association (SADHA) – HH
SADHA is comprised of students in the dental hygiene program at GHC. This organization strives to promote and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene and to represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession. It also works to contribute to the improvement of the oral health of the public, and is involved in community service projects and some philanthropic activities.

Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators (SPAGE) – FC
The Georgia Highlands College chapter of SPAGE is open to students interested in or majoring in education. The organization enables students to interact with a statewide network of professional educators in order to learn about various development experiences, career opportunities and preparatory programs offered in the field of education in the state of Georgia.


Leadership Groups

Student Leadership & Integrity Program – AC
Students who participate in the Student Leadership & Integrity Program receive leadership development training through a series of workshops and short training sessions. Students who successfully complete the program are better prepared to be campus leaders and expand on their leadership skills during their time at GHC.

Orientation Leaders – AC
Orientation Leaders assist with new student orientation sessions, held throughout the year. Orientation Leaders are well-trained student leaders who serve as the connection between the campus and the new incoming students. Applications for these paid positions are accepted in the Office of Student Engagement, and all students selected must complete a series of training sessions, workshops, and group-dynamic projects.

Student Government Association (SGA) – AC
The Student Government Association is Georgia Highlands College’s model of student government. The primary purpose of the SGA is to serve as the voice of the student body and act as a liaison between students and college administration in order to help formulate just and proper regulations pertaining to student government and to assist those persons designated to enforce the regulations.


Honorific Groups

Honors Program Club – FC, CS, PS
The GHC Honors Club supports the mission of the GHC Honor’s Program by providing opportunities for extracurricular involvement. The purpose of the organization is to further the aims of the GHC Honors Program by providing social, extracurricular, and educational opportunities for students already accepted to the GHC Honors Program.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – AC
Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Students who achieve a 3.50 cumulative GPA with at least 12 credit hours at Georgia Highlands College are invited to join. Members must then maintain a 3.25 GPA. The GHC chapter is Alpha Psi Omicron and was chartered in January 1994. The organization elects officers, holds regular meetings and plans activities and service projects for members and the campus. Phi Theta Kappa also offers scholarship opportunities for members.

Psi Beta – AC
Psi Beta is a national honor society for students enrolled in two-year colleges and interested in psychology. Some of the requirements for membership include an overall B average, at least a B average in the completion of two psychology courses and an interest in psychology. A one-time fee is paid for lifetime membership. The chapter meets and elects officers. Membership provides opportunities to develop one’s interest in psychology and to gain invaluable experience to include on a resume.