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Student Clubs & Organizations

A variety of clubs and organizations—including academic, social, special interest and honor societies—are available to all Amarillo College Students. The Student Life Office serves as the focal point for more than 40 registered student organizations on campus.

Student organizations build leadership within the group and take part in various events throughout the year. Below is a list of active student clubs or organizations on campus. See something that interests you? Contact the club sponsor for more information. If not, click on the Start a Student Club link for steps to creating a brand new organization. We are eager to help students make their Badger experience a memorable one!

For more information about registered student organizations, please contact the Student Life Office at 806-371-5322 or studentlife@actx.edu or visit us in the College Union Building, The Burrow (Basement).

   

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An organization promoting a positive attitude of students with disabilities. We provide opportunities to network with employers, community members, and most importantly other students. We also offer students the ability to develop leadership skills, focus on goals, and experience volunteer activities.


For more information, please contact the disAbility Services office at 806-345-5639.
 

A safe, supportive, loving club that allows AC students, faculty and staff to educate and advocate for the LGBT community. All are welcome.


For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Ruth De Anda at 806-371-5212 and Maddisun Fowler at 806-371-5293.
 

Badger Hearts is non-profit student organization with the mission of providing the area's Foster Children with items to start their own households upon graduation in May. The group raises money, accepts donations, and occasionally helps with other needs. Badger Hearts presents each student with a Walmart gift card in the spring.  They also escort the recipients on a shopping spree at Walmart in May. Traditionally Badger Hearts also contributes to the Tricia Stevens Scholarship, an AC Foundation fund that supports former residents of foster care who attend Amarillo College. Additionally, Badger Hearts also participates in several service projects that center around disadvantaged youth and foster children throughout the year.


For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Cathy Frazer, at 806-371-5173.
 

A select group of students who serve as college ambassadors to prospective students and the community, since 1929. This organization provides opportunities for outstanding students to receive scholarships and to develop leadership and communication skills through involvement in the College's student recruitment, retention and community relations activities. These students conduct campus tours and represent the student body at many official functions throughout the year.

Blue Blazer Eligibility Criteria: 
1. Student must have completed 9 semester hours on campus
2. Plan to enroll in academic courses at Amarillo College for the Fall & Spring semesters
3. Possess a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
4. Demonstrate leadership potential at Amarillo College or in high school
5. Demonstrate outstanding communication skills & enthusiasm for Amarillo College
 

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Submit completed applications in Student Services, Room 176. 

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Richie Garza 806-371-5022 or Amy Guerrero 806-345-5537.

The mission of BSM is "Know Him To Make Him Known." We pray that through involvement with this organization, a student will grow in their relationship with the Lord and will be equipped to share the gospel with those they encounter.


For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Brittney Williams, at 806-681-7076.
 

The purpose of Christians United for Israel, or CUFI, is to provide a campus forum through which every Badger, church community, and Christian organization can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters related to Biblical issues. CUFI at AC shall show Christian support for the state of Israel and to "pray for the peace of Jerusalem" and all its inhabitants.

The purpose of this group is to educate and promote diversity and cultural awareness throughout all Amarillo College campuses. Embr[AC]e gives students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to share their cultural background while learning about others. This organization provides a healthy environment for students and the campus community to work together, learn about and from each other, and take an active role in enriching the Amarillo College community.

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors:

Washington Street Campus

Dr. Krystal Cooper     806-371-5927
Delane McUne          806-371-5220

West Campus

Erica Brassfield         806-356-3673
Shawna Lopez          806-356-3655

East Campus

Eddie Casias             806-335-4222

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors: Lesley Ingham 806-371-5264 or Michelle Orcutt 806-371-5190.

Striving to create a fun and competitive environment in which students, faculty, and staff members may participate in a variety of athletic events and build relationships. Activities occur throughout the year and facilitate men, women, and coed teams.


For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Trent Oneal, at 806-371-5965.
 

A Christian club whose membership is open to all students regardless of religious preference.


For more information, please contact the club sponsor, William Worthey, at 804-852-0515.
 

The Beta Eta chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Amarillo College is dedicated to the nurturing of academic excellence so that opportunity may be provided for leadership training, so that an intellectual climate may be promoted for an interchange of ideas and ideals, and that scholars may be imbued with desire for continuing their education.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Amber Brookshire at 806-371-5303.

To act on the behalf of the student body and represent Amarillo College students to the administration and the community by providing student development and activity programming and engaging in service to the community.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Jenna Welch 806-371-5259.
 

The Amarillo College Transfer Club provides resources for students seeking to transfer to universities.


For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Ernesto Olmos 806-371-5447, Pam George 806-371-5448, or Angie Alvarez 806-371-5444.
 

The Veterans of Amarillo College Together was created to bring all veteran students together for fellowship and to show support for incoming comrades.


For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Kelly Murphy 806-371-5026 or Al Guardino 806-371-5127.
 

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Susan Burks at 806-371-5261.

 

A home to geeks, nerds, cylons, and computer enthusiasts with a passion for games and voiding warranties.

Meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month in Byrd 215 from 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM.


For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Dewayne Higgs 806-371-5217, Christopher George 806-371-5374, or Karen Boatman 806-371-5930.

 

The Amarillo College Art Collective is for anyone with an appreciation for the fine arts, despite their artistic ability. We have three primary points of interest: community outreach, campus visibility, and personal development. The Art Collective oversees a number of events, such as student art shows, workshops, and social nights with other students. Our goal is to further art and art interest in the community as well as our students' artistic tendencies.

Meetings are held each Monday at 4:00 PM in Russell Hall 112.


For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Stephanie Jung, at 806-371-5282.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Derek Weathersbee at 806-371-5902.

We offer a sense of community for students with an interest in the photographic arts, and expand their knowledge and appreciation of the field.


For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Rene West 806-345-5654 or Brent Cavanaugh 806-371-5272.

The purpose of this organization shall be to enjoy and excel in singing vocal jazz and other literature, experimenting with arrangement and improvisation, refining performance technique including stage presence, and building collaborative skills both in rehearsal and performance.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Nathan Fryml at 806-371-5344.

Delta Psi Omega is the National Honorary Theater Society for community colleges artists all over the country.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Ray Newburg, at 806-371-5987.

The purpose of this organization shall be to enhance student experience in the jazz ensemble.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Jim Laughlin at 806-371-5345.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Nathan Fryml at 806-371-5344.

Student Media creates The Ranger, the official student newspaper of Amarillo College, which is published weekly throughout the fall and spring semesters. The website, www.ac-ranger.com, is updated throughout the week, including multimedia content, campus breaking news and updates. The Ranger provided the Amarillo College campuses and community with a reliable news source while training student to be objective, credible journalists since 1930.

 

The Ranger holds weekly meetings on Fridays at 11 a.m. These meetings are open to the public.

 

therangereditor@gmail.com

 

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Jill Gibson 806-371-5283 or Maddisun Fowler 806-371-5293.

 

TEACH Club will purposely network ourselves with other people in the early childhood and education professions, to promote continuing education, and to increase our knowledge of the education and early childhood community.

 

Meetings are held each Wednesday at 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM in Dutton 101.

 

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Rochelle Fouts at 806-371-5206 or Dennis Sarine at 806-371-5188.

 

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The mission of this organization is to unite the sophomore and freshman classes and conduct fundraisers for seminars and conferences related to sonography.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Megan Chambers, at 806-356-3613.

This organization raises awareness of dental education, raises funds for community projects, an annual pinning ceremony, and gifts for clinical sites.

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors, Dana Scott, Erica Brassfield, or Cassie Hall, at 806-356-3616.

The purpose of the Nuclear medicine club is to provide students with an opportunity to be involved in activities at Amarillo College which support and complement their academic experiences. Also to provide students with an opportunity to be involved in activities outside the college which support and complement their academic experiences.

Meetings vary by class schedule.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Tamra Rocsko, at 806-354-6071.

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The Student American Dental Hygienists' Association of Amarillo College is a category of membership within the American Dental Hygienists' Association (A.D.H.A.). A.D.H.A. is an association dedicated to the advancement and promotion of dental hygiene and is the national professional organization for licensed dental hygienists. S.A.D.H.A. membership is limited to students who are accepted and enrolled in the Dental Hygiene Program. The Amarillo College component of S.A.D.H.A. is active in the local community and provides the student members invaluable opportunities to work on projects with area dentists and dental hygienists to promote oral health in our community.

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. J'Nita Collins 806-356-3644 or Lynette Hayhurst 806-356-3664.

The Student Nurses Association is an integral part of the Division of Nursing at Amarillo College. Its purpose is to provide students with an opportunity to be involved in activities which support and complement their academic experiences. The S.N.A. is student driven and is guided by faculty advisors. Our overall goal is to be of service to each other, Amarillo College, and the community.

 

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors, Marianne Jones at 806-354-6028 or Kim Pinter at 806-356-3609.

The Vocational Nurse Association club is for students enrolled in LVN classes. The club participates in service projects in the community.

 

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Kim Smith 806-354-6019 or Trieva Daniels 806-467-6019.

 

Recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement in English language and literature.

 

Meetings are held each Wednesday from 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM in Ordway 102.

 

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Bryant Manning 806-371-5172, Joshuah O'Brien 806-345-5552, or Karen Taylor 806-345-5579.

 

This organization strives to provide students experience with the criminal justice system locally, nationally, and outside of a classroom setting.  In addition, the Criminal Justice Society will seek to build ties with the community through volunteer work, as well as provide employment opportunities and information for future Amarillo College graduates.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Connie Haskins, at 806-467-3156.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Robin Malone at 806-345-5671.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Robin Malone at 806-345-5671.

 

A non profit educational service organization formed to support students in engineering and promote engineering as a career.

ACES encourage students to achieve full potential in careers in the engineering field.  As leaders, ACES develop the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life and reveal the value of diversity.

ACES is dedicated to encourage current students in their educational goals, provide a social support system for students, and enhance the image of engineering through community programs.  We invite all engineering, math, science, architecture, and computer science majors to join us in reaching our goals.  We have many activities throughout the year which include formal meetings, social events, guest speakers, and community service projects.

ACES strives to provide students with the best combination of leadership, teamwork, and industry skills to be successful once they enter the industry.

Student membership provides students the opportunity to tour local industries and meet practicing professionals while still attending school.

 

Meetings are held the first Thursday of every month at 5 PM in the Engineering Building, room 102.
 

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Amanda Kuker, at 806-371-5091.

The purpose of the Amarillo College Physics Society is for its members to discuss and engage in the practice of physical science, raise awareness of the benefits of engaging in and supporting physics research, support each other academically, and find, share, and build professional network connections.

 

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, David Van Domelen, at 806-371-5256.

 

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Providing AC students who are interested in Biology a means by which to interact and communicate with one another, provide students with a mechanism by which they can grow professionally and cultivate a further interest in biologically relevant topics, and instill a focus on community service.

Meetings are held each Wednesday at 12:00 PM in the Science Lab Building 109.

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors. Tiffany Lamb 806-371-5394 or Sam Schwarzlose 806-371-5236.

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Have fun learning and discussing chemistry and stimulate interest in chemistry throughout the student body and community.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Jennifer Rabson, at 806-345-5626.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Penelope Davies, at 806-371-5901.

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors:

  • Claudie Biggers     371-5080
  • Gerek Burford        371-5438
  • Asanga Ranasinghe   

 

For more information, please contact the club sponsor Jane Ellen Abondano at 806-934-7254.

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors, Friona Denge or Tim Leeper, at 806-934-7239.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor Alexa Maples at 806-934-7233.

For more information, please contact one of the club sponsors, Ashley Mader or Kristen Johnson, at 806-934-7252.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor Rachel Gillespie at 806-934-7233.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor Ashley Coffman at 806-457-2720.

For more information, please contact the club sponsor Daniel Esquivel at 806-457-2720.


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