Sep 26, 2020  
2019-2020 Student Handbook 
2019-2020 Student Handbook

Student Organizations

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Get involved while you are learning at North Arkansas College. Student organizations join people together, create an opportunity for developing new ideas, discover hidden talents, cultivate interpersonal skills and provide a way to accomplish collectively what cannot be done individually.  Many alumni recall their involvement in a student organization as a memorable and valuable part of their collegiate experience.

Membership in student organizations is open to currently enrolled students at North Arkansas College without regard to race, religion, or national origin. The Dean of Students has the responsibility of ensuring that anti-discrimination policies are observed by all campus organizations. When any student group wishes to engage in a sustained program and/or use College facilities on a regular basis, an annual registration of the group as an official student organization is required. Once officially recognized, an organization is entitled to all rights and privileges afforded other North Arkansas College organizations.

For more information about becoming an officially recognized North Arkansas College student organization, please contact Rachel Nelson at .


Student Leaders
The student leader and treasurer of a student organization must be a current North Arkansas College student. These offices may not be held by the same person simultaneously.


Campus Advisors
Each student organization must have a campus advisor who is a current full-time staff, faculty or administrative professional at North Arkansas College.


Operational Documents
Each student organization’s current operational documents (i.e. constitution/bylaws) and logo must be on file with the Office of Student Activities.


Registration and Renewal
Students are eligible to form new student organizations by following the procedures set forth by the Student Organization Advisors Handbook and the North Arkansas College Student Handbook. Final approval for any new student organization will be determined by the Dean of Students. All existing student organizations must register each academic year with Student Services in order to maintain official recognition.


Policy Compliance
Organizations recognized by the College must follow all college policies and procedures.


Baptist Collegiate Ministry

The primary purpose of Baptist Collegiate Ministries is to deepen the spiritual ties of students. A variety of social functions is a part of the many activities for Christian interaction with students.  Interested students should watch for monthly activities. For more information contact Ken Stacy, 918-822-4516.


Career Pathways Initiative Student Leadership Council

The North Arkansas College CPI/SLC is a student group composed of all Career Pathways students. SLC holds fundraisers and community service projects throughout the fall and spring semesters. Funds are used to assist CPI/SLC students who have financial emergencies that cannot be met by any other resource. Officers are elected annually and serve from August through May the following year. Meetings are usually held every month or when deemed necessary throughout the fall and spring semesters. CPI/SLC emphasizes leadership, community involvement and character development. For more information, contact Rebecca Martin, 870-391-3152.


Kappa Beta Delta

The Kappa Beta Delta International Honor Society was established in 1997 to recognize and encourage accomplishment among students pursuing an associate’s degree in business, management or administration at two-year colleges accredited through the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The professional organization also promotes the mission of personal and professional improvement, and a life distinguished by honorable service to society. Selection criteria for students receiving the prestigious honor is based upon outstanding academic performance, which includes achieving a minimum 3.0 grade point average and ranking in the top 20 percent of their class. Faculty members are chosen based upon their exemplary contributions and teaching excellence within the higher educational profession. Individuals named to Kappa Beta Delta receive lifetime membership in the honor society.  For more information, contact Paula Melton, 870-391-3128.


Northark Agri. Club

The North Arkansas College Agri. Club promotes agriculture in the local community.  Members build leadership and citizenship skills to prepare them to be future members and leaders of the agriculture community. For more information, contact Michelle Buchanan at 870-391-3149.


Northark Drama Club

In addition to providing theater experiences for Northark students, the Northark drama department’s vision includes the whole community of Harrison, Arkansas.  Community members are encouraged to audition for Northark main-stage productions.  The goal of the drama program is to include all ranges in productions in order to teach performance and communication skills and instill confidence.  Open auditions allow more variety in play selection and create performance opportunities for all ages.  Northark main-stage productions are most often seen at the Lyric Theater on the Harrison square. 


Northark Electronics Club

The electronics club’s mission is to benefit the students enrolled in the Electronics Technology programs at North Arkansas College. The club provides tutoring for students in electronics courses and sponsors scholarships to help electronics students with tuition. The electronics club also provides community service by repairing electrical/electronic equipment. For more information, contact Dean Vail, 870-391-3375 John Levy at 870-391-3189.


Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda, the largest and oldest collegiate business student organization in the world, is the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business. Phi Beta Lambda allows members to develop leadership, communication, and team skills as well as meet and network with others at the local, state, and national level. For more information, contact Janet McMurrin at 870-391-3126.


Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is an international honor society which promotes scholarship, leadership, fellowship, and service. Members are encouraged to compete for scholarships and participate in local, regional, national, and international meetings and engage in scholarly research projects. Phi Theta Kappa strives to create an intellectual climate that fosters academic excellence, protect academic integrity, and develop leadership.   For more information contact John Gripka at 870-391-3265.


Skills USA

Skills USA is a professional organization for trade, industrial, and technical students and instructors.  Dedicated to developing well-rounded students and future employees, it provides leadership, citizenship, and character development programs as well as job skill training. For more information contact Jeff Smith at 870-391-3382.



Rotaract club brings together people ages 18-30 to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. For more information contact Rodney Arnold at 870-391-3229.


Veterans Club

The Northark Veterans Club provides support, comradery, advocacy, resources and community service opportunities to Northark student veterans and their family members.  For more information contact Randy Scaggs at 870-391-3223 or Sarah Burnett at 870-391-3270.

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