Student Organizations

Victoria College offers a large variety of campus organizations for students to get involved in. Students who get involved in organizations have opportunities to:

  • develop leadership skills,
  • participate in team-building activities,
  • strengthen decision-making skills,
  • enhance their resume, and
  • make life-long friendships.

The various student organizations at Victoria College focus on array of academic disciplines, special interests, and service and social activities. The following is a list of organizations that are currently active. To see the Student Center's amenities, please see the Student Center page. 

Guidelines and Procedures for participating in Student Organizations are outlined in the Student Organization Handbook.

Academic Organizations & Honor Societies

International Society of Automation (ISA), Advisor: Donald McLain, 361-582-2506

The objectives of ISA are to advance and to reinforce the arts and sciences related to the theory, design, manufacture, and use of instrumentation, computers, and systems for measurement and control in the various sciences and technologies for the benefit of mankind and to advance knowledge of career opportunities in the field of instrumentation.  

 

Phi Theta Kappa, Advisors: Nacona Nix, 361-573-3291 ext. 2533 and Matthew Weiler, 361-573-3291 ext. 3432


The Zeta Gamma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the national honorary scholarship society for junior colleges, was chartered in February 1947. The purposes of the society are to promote scholarship, develop character, and cultivate the fellowship among the students of the United States.

Each semester a faculty advisor and the Student Activities Director survey all available candidates and recommend for membership those students whose grade point average indicates superior scholastic achievement (GPA of or above 3.50) and who demonstrated qualities of leadership and integrity.

 
Lambda Beta, Advisor: Chris Kallus, 361-572-6491 and Ceci Oldmixon, 361-572-6460

Lambda Beta is an honor society for the respiratory care program and seeks to promote, recognize, and honor scholarship, scholarly achievement, service, and character of students, graduates, and faculty members of the Respiratory Care profession.
 
Physical Therapist Assistant Club (PTA), Advisor: Laura Crandall, 361-572-6404

The purpose of this organization is to provide opportunities for students to share mutual interests, ideas, and experiences related to the field of Physical Therapy.
 
S.C.O.P.E. (Student Cardiopulmonary Organization Practicing Excellence), Advisor: Ceci Oldmixon, 361-572-6460

This club is designed to promote the respiratory care program and profession. It facilitates an opportunity for students in the program and those seeking enrollment an opportunity to interact and share ideas. The club promotes community awareness and supports educational events in the school systems.


 Governing Councils

Student Government Association (SGA), Advisors: Elaine Everett-Hensley, 361-572-6440 Joe Sekul, 361-573-3291 ext. 3238 and Monica Loest, 361-573-3291 ext. 3302

The SGA at VC serves to represent the student body in decision-making campus-wide. It allows fpr student representation in all aspects of college life. SGA conducts student body elections, assists in the planning of student activities, and is involved in issues pertaining to student welfare at the college.

Participation in this organization provides students an opportunity to practice governance and decision-making skills and to enhance their leadership abilities. Students must have a 2.5 GPA in order to be eligible to run for office in the SGA. Both officers and members are required to maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in order to retain their positions. 

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Religious Organizations

Aftershock Ministry, Advisor: Brian Hutcheson, 361-582-2581

The purpose of the organization is to seek Christ, to promote bible literacy, to reach other students with Christ's message, and to preach the truth
 

Baptist Student Ministry, Advisor: Lori Huber, 361-649-1955

All VC and UHV students are welcome. The BSM is not a church but a college organization. We are located at 2601 N. Ben Jordan, right across from the VC/UHV Library. We provide free lunch every Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. during the Fall and Spring semesters. All Students Are Welcome!

 

Catholic Student Association, Advisors: Melanie Yosko, 361-573-3291 ext. 3250 276 and Donna Rodriguez, 361-572-6480

An organization for Catholics and others exploring their faith. Activities include: Campus Mass, recitation of the Rosary, singing the Divine Mercy chaplet, Bible Studies, Adoration, See You at the Pole, Life Chain, Social Nights, Praise and Worship, and more. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!  

 

Faith Family Ministry, Advisor:

The purpose of the organization is to give college students the opportunity to encounter God, connect with others and use their talents to make a difference.

 

United Campus Ministry, Advisor: Wanda Ritchie, 361-649-2904

The UCM is a student organization for VC and UHV. Its purpose is to foster spiritual, intellectual, and social interests of the student population. Seasonal studies, special worship services, and social activities are posted on the campus bulletin boards. UCM provides free lunch every Monday with a bible study and free lunch every Wednesday, from 11:30am to 1:00pm, in the Student Center Dining Area.

Special Interest Organizations

Art Association, Advisor: Cathleen Gordon, 361-573-3291 x3239

The Art Club is open to all VC students who are interested in art related fields. The club’s main purpose is to promote cultural awareness at the college and in the community. 

 

The Dirt Nerd Club, Advisor: Debra Chronister, 361-582-2435

 The Dirt Nerd Club strives to encourage art in all its forms, specifically in the form of ceramics.  Our goal as a society is to promote the inner artisan found in all students.  Art is a soothing, positive influence on the mind, which allows creativity to flow, increases imagination, and causes the brain to become more productive. This positive influence is our goal for all students, staff, and faculty.

 

Film Club, Advisor: Lisa DeVries, 361-572-6474

The objective of this organization is to expose participants to a diverse selection of cinematic features, furthering their knowledge and appreciation concerning film, while creating an open forum for discussion. 

 

Haven, Adviser:

Haven is an organization that desires to provide a safe and supportive environment gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, transgender and questioning (GCBTQ) students and to promote acceptance and awareness of GCBTQ issues on campus. 

 

Latin American Student Association (LASO), Advisors: Monica Loest 361-573-3291 ext. 3302 Ledie Cheramie, 361-582-2513 and Robert Reyes, 361-582-2455

LASO membership concerns include education, culture language, and community service. Meetings and projects are posted on bulletin boards throughout the VC campus. 

 

Science Club, Advisors: Ron Reese, 361-582-2537 and Sharon Hyak, 361-573-3291 ext. 3251

The Science Club is open to all VC students who are interested in science. Many fields of science are looked at, ranging from the medical field to archeology. Any interested students are encouraged to contact an advisor for more information. 

 

Sports Club, Advisors: Bill Byers, 361-573-3291 ext. 327 and Mary Mayes, 361-573-3291 ext. 3308

The VC Sports Club consists of interested athletic students. Volleyball and basketball are currently offered. Please contact an advisor or coach for more information. 

Phillip Barron, Men's Baseball coach, Phillip.Barron@VictoriaCollege.edu
Josh Moore, Women's Basketball coach, Joshua.Moore@Victoriacollege.edu
Jesse Ortega, Men's Basketball coach, Jesus.Ortega@VictoriaCollege.edu
Allison Peters, Women's Volleyball coach, Allison.Peters@VictoriaCollege.edu 

 

Veterans Association, Advisors: Bill Coons, 361-573-3291 ext. 3253, and Bobby Cubriel, 361-572-6406

The Veteran's Club seeks to provide support, get connected and find resources for fellow military students, both veteran and currently serving, from all branches of service. The Victoria College Veterans Association is a proud supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project.

To seek advisement, contact the Veterans Affairs office at 582-2400. 

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Writer's Club, Advisors: Michelle Paulsen, 361-573-3291 ext. 3275 

The Writer’s Club of Victoria College is an organization of creative writers and persons interested in the field of publishing and/or students who are studying writing. The primary objective of the Writer’s Club is to allow its members a forum for writing and publishing, and to disperse information in the areas of writing and publishing. Thus, we publish a literary magazine, workshop, bring writers/publishers to campus, and hold writing contests. 

Nursing Groups

Student Nurses Association- Associate Degree Nursing
Advisors: Debbie Pena, 361-573-3291 ext. 3379

Student Nurses Association- Vocational Nursing (Day & Evening)
Advisors: Gloria Howard, 361-573-3291 ext. 3278

Cuero Student Nurses Association- Vocational Nursing, Advisor: Patrick Thiry, 361-573-3291 ext. 3388

 

Want to start something new?

We want to hear about it! If you have an idea for a club.

Submit the following forms for your idea of a new club or pick up a paper copy of the New Club packet in the Student Activities Office, located in the Student Center Rm 120A. We look forward to hearing from you!  

New Club Packet

 

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