Clubs & Organizations

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AGC ClubInvolvement with student clubs and organizations provides students with an opportunity to build connections, network within the campus community, plan activities, and gain practical experience that complements their academic programs.

Chattanooga State offers numerous opportunities for students to participate by joining clubs and organizations. With over 40 clubs and organizations to choose from, all students can find something that appeals to their interests.

Club of the Year, Associated General Contractors!

AGC logoThe Associated General Contractors Student Chapter is an avenue for students to network, develop professionally, and learn skills to advance in construction and related fields. They are heavily involved within the community as they perform several service learning projects throughout the year. The AGC Student Chapter maintains an equal level of involvement on campus by hosting various events, speakers, and socials. For the 2014-2015 academic year, the organization earned Gold status in the Steps to Success program and ultimately won the 2014-2015 Student Organization of the Year at the Hats Off to Excellence Awards.


Veterinary Technology Club

Club Advisor: 
Ann L. Cho, LVMT

The Veterinary Technology Club is a student chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA). Club members participate in a variety of events ranging from campus-wide fund raisers during Mardi Gras and Oktoberfest to public awareness campaigns for National Veterinary Technician Week and World Rabies Day. Money raised helps defray student expenses for attendance at a national veterinary medical conference where students are able to network with world-renown veterinarians, veterinary technicians, prospective employers and other students from across the world.

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of East Tennessee

Club Advisor: 
Caitlin Moffit
(423) 697-2649
Dan Wood
(423) 697-4486

AGC of East Tennessee is a trade association whose membership is comprised of general contractors, construction managers, specialty contractors, service provider and supplier companies supporting Tennessee’s commercial construction industry. Since 1920 collectively, we bring a strong, influential and single voice to the industry. We operate in partnership with AGC of America (AGCA) to deliver quality services, leadership and expertise to you.

Tau Alpha Pi

Club Advisor: 
Beth Ruta
(423) 697-4468
Jacqueline Smith
(423) 697-4761

Tau Alpha Pi is the national honor society for engineering technology, just as Phi Beta Kappa is for liberal arts and Tau Beta Pi is for engineering. Founded in 1953 and managed for more than 30 years by engineering technology educator Frederick J. Berger, Tau Alpha Pi is open to both associate-degree and baccalaureate candidates. Chattanooga State Community College established their chapter, Tennessee Delta Chapter, in 2013.

Tau Alpha Pi membership is open to top-performing associate-degree students in engineering technology ETAC-ABET accredited programs.

To be eligible for membership, a student must meet the following criteria:

  1. be regularly enrolled at Chattanooga State Community College
  2. be academically in the upper twenty-five percent of his/her class, have a minimum grade point average of 3.5, and have maintained this ranking for at least two consecutive semesters
  3. be of acceptable character and demonstrate marked ability in engineering technology.


T.E.C.H. Club

Club Advisor: 
Jill Wentworth
(423) 697-4729

Student Nurses Association (RN Association)

Club Advisor: 
Sandra Lowery
(423) 493-8724

Student American Dental

Club Advisor: 
Angie Maida
(423) 697-4489

Spanish Club

Club Advisor: 
Dr. Katheryn Thompson
(423) 697-3387
Juan Santillana
(423) 697-2505

"The Spanish Club is coordinated by Foreign Language faculty with assistance from student ambassadors and is designed to foster student participation in multicultural activities both on and off campus.  In a typical school year, the Spanish Club will participate in events such as, volunteering for local agencies and nonprofits to help translate for Latinos in official events; hosting a special  yearly Thanksgiving Food Drive; organizing international events like Chattanooga Market´s CultureFest and the Humanities Festival on campus; offering Spanish Movie Night, in which Spanish language movies in their original versions (subtitled) are shown; and finally, encouraging participation in La Mesa de Español, a conversational group open to both staff and students for the purposes of improving their use of the language and providing a forum for cultural exchange and social expansion."


Society of Manufacturing Engineers - SME (Student Chapter)

Club Advisor: 
Val deOlloqui
(423) 697-2455
Mark Palmer
(423) 697-3274


Club Advisor: 
Rhonda Castleberry
(423) 468-1148
Richard Claburn
(423) 697-3104
Kathy Cochran
(423) 697-4491
Michael Harris
(423) 697-4778

Science & Nature Club

Club Advisor: 
David Wollert
(423) 697-3112

SAE (Society of Automotive)

Club Advisor: 
Val deOlloqui
(423) 697-2455

Radiologic Technology Society

Club Advisor: 
Barbara Partridge
(423) 697-2643

Psychology Club

Club Advisor: 
Lindsay Holland
(423) 697-5532
Emily Dunlap
(423) 697-5532

Physical Therapist Assistant Association

Club Advisor: 
Cindy Birchell
(423) 697-4771

Pharmacy Club

Club Advisor: 
Nancy Watts
(423) 697-2568
Jody Seiber
(423) 697-2690

Paralegal Club

Club Advisor: 
Paul Ray
(423) 697-5587

The Paralegal club promotes professionalism in its major. The club sponsors speaker events that include judges, local attorneys and members of the Tennessee Paralegal Association, Southeast Chapter. The Paralegal Club is the most active student organization with the campus SGA (Student Government Association). 

Music Club

Club Advisor: 
Dr. Jennifer Arbogast
(423) 697-2431
Darrin Hassevoort
(423) 697-3383

The Music Club is a group of Chattanooga State students who share a love of all kinds of music, with a special passion for classical, jazz, and theatre music. The group meets bi-weekly and participates and organizes a variety of events, including campus-wide student life activities, outreach concerts, opera nights, and excursions to professional music performances. Most recently, the group traveled together to see the opera La Traviata performed by the Atlanta Opera. Students do not need to be music majors to be a part of this energetic and exciting club. 

Motor Sports Club

Club Advisor: 
Jimmy Jones
(423) 697-3178

Media Club

Club Advisor: 
Chris Willis
(423) 697-3151

The Media Club is an organization for Chattanooga State Media Technology students and other students to be involved in campus activities through media. Our mission is to provide opportunities to learn about the media, to educate others through media, to help our campus and community utilize all forms of media (Television, Radio, Film, Internet, Print, and Social Media), and to have fun. Membership is open to any student of any major. We are involved in local film and television productions, the Broad Street Film Festival each Spring, and various projects throughout the year. 

Math Club

Club Advisor: 
James McCoy
(423) 697-3389
Aaron Willmon
(423) 697-4783

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)

Club Advisor: 
William Wan
(423) 697-4726
Morgan Catlin
(423) 697-2666

IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

Human Services Specialist Club

Club Advisor: 
Lucilla Nash
(423) 697-2442

The Human Service Specialist club promotes community service and activism with local supportive service organizations. Our goal is to perform on-site events and collect needed items through donation drives and collaborative actions that support the identified agencies mission and goals to assist those in need.

Health Information Management

Club Advisor: 
Krystal Massey
(423) 697-4765
Joann Miller
(423) 697-2582

Fitness Leaders Club

Club Advisor: 
Dr. Patricia Ochoa
(423) 697-2406

Environmental Science Club

Club Advisor: 
Roy Sofield
(423) 697-4485
Richard Clements
(423) 697-2588

Dental Assistants' Society

Club Advisor: 
Mark Matney
(423) 697-4757
Christina Kirstein
(423) 697-4757

Criminal Justice Club

Club Advisor: 
Michael McCamish
(423) 697-2587

The Criminal Justice Club welcomes all Chattanooga State students interested in the subject and issues surrounding the criminal justice system.  We include within the scope of criminal justice its three major fields, which includes: law enforcement, the courts of law, corrections, and each of their many sub-fields. Among the goals of the club are to: facilitate community amongst students interested in the CRMJ system; facilitate effective programming, such as invited speakers, campus and community service projects, social events, and fundraisers; and to promote members’ professional development and leadership skills through member responsibilities and opportunities.

Chemistry Club

Club Advisor: 
Dr. Gunsaru
(423) 697-3229
Ms. Riggs
(423) 697-2414

The Chemistry Club at Chattanooga State Community College is an affiliate of the American Chemical Society and a student led organization. Its members strive to promote an understanding of chemistry within and around the college community. The Chemistry Club is active in outreach to the local schools as well as charities. The Chemistry Club meets the second Tuesday of every month. Come and join us!

Chattanooga State Chapter of the Student Tennessee Education Association

Club Advisor: 
Christine Conn
(423) 697-2647
Angie Wood
(423) 697-2699

STEA is one of the nation's largest state affiliates for students preparing to teach. Membership is open to students enrolled in any Tennessee college or University. Through its affiliation with the Tennessee Education Association (TEA) and the National Education Association (NEA), our student program leads tomorrow's teachers to a bright professional future. STEA adds to your formal education by providing life lessons about salaries, contracts, competency testing, evaluation, discipline, certification requirements and more.

Join the 60,000 other students across the nation as part of NEA's student program (NEA-SP) as a member of STEA today. There are over 3 million teachers, education support professionals and students just like you waiting to welcome and support you. Plus during your first year of teaching and regular NEA membership, you'll be eligible to receive a rebate of $20 for each year you were a student member.

Business Club

Club Advisor: 
Ed Southeard
(423) 697-4754

The Business Club goals are to prepare students for the real world challenges and allowing them to become better leaders through community involvement in teaching and offering services while being better informed in the environment of business. The objective of the organization is to better develop his/her talents by demonstrating leadership skills, effectively build community relationships, and build confidence in the lives of students. With this, students are provided resources and tools to enhance his/her problem solving skills, analytical skills, societal, and cultural awareness. 

Biology Club

Club Advisor: 
Carolyn Dodson
(423) 697-2553
David Wollert
(423) 697-3112
Margaret Venable
(423) 697-2585

The mission of the Chattanooga State Student Biology Club is to recruit, support, nurture, and promote students with an interest in biology for personal growth, academic preparation, the betterment of society, and career opportunities by providing guidance, resources, and activities to meet these goals.

The Student Biology Club participates in community service projects and sponsors science-related events on campus.  The club also hosts social events to nurture friendships and allow members to get to know each other better outside of the college campus.

American Nuclear Society (ANS)

Club Advisor: 
Tami Miller
(423) 697-3279
Terry Newman
(423) 697-3279

The American Nuclear Society is a not-for-profit, international, scientific and educational organization. It was established by a group of individuals who recognized the need to unify the professional activities within the diverse fields of nuclear science and technology. December 11, 1954, marks the Society's historic beginning at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. ANS has since developed a multifarious membership composed of approximately 11,000 engineers, scientists, administrators, and educators representing 1,600 plus corporations, educational institutions, and government agencies. It is governed by four officers and a board of directors elected by the membership.


Club Advisor: 
Cliff Goodlet
(423) 697-3299

The Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) is a student run organization associated with Atlanta Professional AITP chapter. Any Chattanooga State student who is interested in information technology is welcome to join. AITP is a great way to enhance your college experience, meet other students with similar interests, and network with professionals working in information technology fields. It is essential for anyone in the information technology field to keep up with the latest trends and developments. AITP strives to help students become familiar with these trends and developments and prepare them to enter the exciting world of information technology. 

Accounting Club

Club Advisor: 
Bill Shifflett
(423) 697-2540

The Accounting Club is designed for accounting technology majors, accounting transfer students, and anyone taking an accounting class. However, we welcome all students. Our concentration is on interaction with the professional accounting community through guest speakers, visits to accounting departments and firms, and involvement in professional accounting organizations. Please contact Bill Shifflett at 697-2540 for more information.