Student Clubs & Organizations
The Office of Student Services assists students and faculty in the planning of events and in developing new student organizations. Every student organization is subject to recommendation by the Student Activities and Honors Committee and the approval of the President before it can be chartered and recognized as an official College activity. All student activities funds are recommended for distribution through this committee. Each organization has membership open to the members of the student body unless otherwise stated.
Student Government Association
The Student Government Association consists of a Senate made up of representatives elected by the student body. Rising sophomore senators are elected in the late spring of their freshman year. Freshman senators are elected in the fall. The Senate serves mainly to provide self-government for the student body to support student activities and to provide community services.
Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs and organizations at WCC include the following:
- Academic & Cultural Awareness (ACE)
- Christian Fellowship
- Collegian - The Collegian is a newspaper published by students.
- Dental Assisting Club
- Dental Hygiene Club
- Forensics Club
- International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)
- Karate Club
- Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Club
- Minority Awareness
- National Association of Computer Machinery (NACM)
- Outdoor Club
- Phi Beta Lambda
- Phi Theta Kappa
- Police Science
- Regional Physical Therapist Assistant Club
- Student Government Association
- Wytheville Collegiate Players
- Wytheville Community College Student Nurse Organization
- Wytheville Community College Writers' Guild
School Colors and Mascot
In June of 1998, the President of Wytheville Community College officially declared the school's colors to be maroon and white. The official school mascot is the wildcat. The school colors and mascot are used in a variety of settings, including extramural sports and other activities.
Establishing New Clubs and Organizations
Establishing a club requires the following:
- A written request to establish a club or organization, including a rationale for creating the club or organization, must be submitted to the office of Student Services. Private clubs or associations, social fraternities and sororities will not be authorized or recognized by the College.
- The Office of Student Services will assist the student group in preparing the required constitution and by-laws and in finding the required faculty/staff sponsor.
- The request and rationale, the constitution and by-laws and the sponsor name will be submitted to the Student Activities committee for review. When there is an affiliation with an outside organization such as a national society, the outside organization’s constitution and by-laws must also be submitted.
- The Student Activities committee recommends approval or disapproval of the request to the Dean of Student Services.
- The Dean of Student Services approves or denies the request for the establishment of the club or organization.
Dissolution of Existing Clubs
When a club has been inactive in the previous school year, the chair of the Student Activities and Honors Committee will notify the last sponsor and/or the organization’s president by October 15 that the club is considered inactive.
If the club has not been reactivated by December 1 of the following year, the money in the club’s account will revert to the WCC Local Vending Fund.
If a club decides to seek reactivation, the organization must notify in writing the chair of the Student Activities and Honors Committee. If the reactivation takes place before the money in the club's account has been reverted to the WCC Local Vending Fund, the money on balance in the club’s account will be available; however, any club reactivating after its balance has been removed from its old account will be required to request new funding from the Student Activities Budget through the Student Activities and Honors Committee.
Club Accounts and Budgets
Student organizations are required to operate within a budget set up with the assistance of the Student Activities and Honors Committee and approved by the Wytheville Community College Board. All student organizations' funds are deposited and expended through accounts in the student organizations' names which are maintained in the College's Business Office. All withdrawals from individual club accounts must be made on a Request for Payment Form, which requires signatures of both the club's financial officer and the club's sponsor. The Request for Payment forms can be obtained in the Student Services Office.
At the end of each academic year, each club will check its financial records with those of the Business Office for verification.
If operational funds have been approved by the Student Activities and Honors Committee, the Business Office will normally credit each account with one-half of its budget at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.
Student groups officially recognized by Wytheville Community College may conduct fund-raising activities using College facilities in accordance with the following guidelines:
- All fund-raising activities must be conducted in accordance with all College policies and procedures as well as local, state, and federal laws and regulations.
- Activities conducted by student groups using College facilities must not inconvenience, harass, or annoy other members of the College community.
- All fund-raising activities conducted by student groups must be submitted for approval to the Student Activities Coordinator or the Dean of Student Services at least two weeks in advance of the event.
- To prevent similar events from coinciding with each other, scheduling of fund-raising activities is done on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Any facility, equipment or supplies provided by the College should be requested in advance with the appropriate College staff.
- Club or organization members are solely responsible for the set up and clean up of any event.
- All proceeds should be deposited into the organization’s account and should only be used for organization expenses.
- Students may not solicit vendors or alumni for donations or support without prior approval from the Educational Foundation Office.