Clubs & Organizations

Have plans to make your imprint on the culture of Cleveland State Community College? Want to make great memories of your time in college? Achieve that and more by joining a club or organization at CSCC. Look below for a listing of some of the clubs and organizations that already exist, or gather some folks who share your interests and start your own!

Club Registration Packet

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Request for Student Government Activity Fee Funds

Event Evaluation Form

Agency Account Deposit Form

Adult Student Organization gives adult students the opportunity to have a voice on campus, meet other adult students with similar interests and challenges, and discuss ways to remediate those shared challenges on a college level. For meeting times and information about becoming a member, contact club sponsor Juliann Mathis at 423-473-2427.

Anime Fans of Cleveland State provides a community for the anime and manga fans at Cleveland State. Club members can participate in movie nights, local conventions, and discussion about their favorite series. Contact Jen Marx, sponsor, at ext. 744 or U-110D. 

Baptist Collegiate Ministries has its own facility adjacent to the campus. The BCM has a spiritual program for people of all faiths. This organization participates in mission trips, retreats, and other fellowship activities. Free lunch is provided on Thursdays to all students, and the center is open each day from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Contact Steven Johnston, BCM Sponsor (, or Liz Mosley in H-113B or at extension 363 for more information.

Cheerleading The primary role of a cheerleader is, first and foremost, to provide and promote spirit and enthusiasm in support of Cleveland State Community College and its basketball teams. Equally important is our role to represent Cleveland State in a way that is reputable and representative of the college and its reputation. Ultimately, we are actively searching for diverse and outstanding student athletes with equally high standards and goals to serve as Cleveland State cheerleaders. See Haley Hendrix in the Success Center or at ext. 774. 

The Chemistry Society is open to chemistry majors and students interested in chemistry or other science-based professional careers.  The purpose is to provide an environment for students to meet, communicate and collaborate with other chemistry students and faculty.  The Society seeks to provide opportunities to interact with representatives from 4-year institutions and local chemistry professionals, as well as informing students of internship and cooperative education opportunities.  For more information, contact Dr. Verrill Norwood in S202D or ext. 243.

CSCC Collegiate FFA Chapter makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information contact Lauren Stevens at Athens Center room 119 or

The Curtain Call Society is a club that encourages students to use their talents in theater production and performance opportunities.  Theater not only requires actors but also stage hands, artists, technical support, and creative people. Students will get to learn a little more about drama and its process and also meet and fellowship with other "thespians" who enjoy theater. Curtain Call is a chance to feed those who have a passion for theater or perhaps spark interest in others. No previous dramatic experience is necessaryFor more information, contact Holly Shiveley in H105 or ext. 418.

Diversity Club celebrates and shares the diverse cultures and people that make up the world through activities, events, and club meetings that promote understanding and interest in other countries and/or cultures.  This helps to expand students’ global perspectives, benefiting them not only personally and academically, but also professionally in their future career opportunities. For more information, please contact the club sponsor, Carolina Roman, at ext. 321 or (U-118).

Early Childhood Education Club supports the field of education, assists the college with recruiting and retaining students, and promotes a spirit of friendship among students interested in improving the field of education. Membership is open to all Cleveland State students with an interest in education, particularly to those planning or considering a career in the field of education. Contact sponsor Margaret Horton (ext. 371 or office H203 E) or Suzanne Wood (ext. 282 or office H119 F) for more information.

Engineering Club is open to engineering majors and students interested in engineering careers. The purpose is to provide an environment for students to meet, communicate, and collaborate with other engineering students and faculty. The group seeks to provide opportunities to interact with representatives from 4-year institutions and local business leaders, as well as informing students of internship and cooperative education opportunities. For more information, contact Darrell Oakley in S201C or ext. 791.

Film Club is designed to discuss, analyze, and research film and film techniques in order to apply that knowledge to possible future film projects.  Contact Nathan Simmons, Film Club sponsor, in L-122 or at ext. 416 for more information.

History Club brings together students regularly to pursue student interest in history and othery related subjects. This includes field trips, discussions, and planned events on campus that focus on history and culture.  See Neil Greenwood (ext. 300) for more information. 

Medical Assisting Student Association promotes the identity and stature of its members and the medical assisting profession through community service, education and providing credentials. For information, contact the Medical Assisting Program Director at ext. 702.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society that recognizes the achievement among students at two year colleges.  The largest honor society in the world, Phi Theta Kappa membership is invitation only.  Membership is offered in fall and spring to students that show outstanding academic performance.   Membership entitles you to the privilege of special recognition at graduation, eligibility for over $36 million dollars in scholarship funds, and the opportunity to develop friendships and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.  Contact Karen Dale (ext. 303) or Kimberly Harrington (ext. 499) for more information.

Skills USA  is available to CSCC students interested in communicating with their peers in our various fields of study incorporated within the SkillsUSA Competitions at the local, state and national levels.  SkillsUSA is a leadership organization for career and technical students in secondary and college level institutions.  You can find out more about the club by contacting Chuck Barkley at  For more info on SkillsUSA, please visit their website at

Social Justice Club at Cleveland State Community College is a progressive forum for learning about and acting on social issues, particularly those affecting the vulnerable and disadvantaged. The SJC encourages awareness and actions that will lead to a more just world, and we are dedicated to a democratic society that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable, and one that values the worth of all humans. We support respectful discussion and dialogue that furthers our goals of raising awareness and contributing through various actions to the cause of justice.  For more information, contact Dr. Victoria Bryan (ext. 442 or office H-107), Nathan Simmons (ext. 416 or office L-122), or Jen Marx (ext. 744 or office U-110 D).

The Social Work Club is a service club on campus.  Established in 2004, the club averages 20 members per year and is very active on campus and in the community. Members participate in Octoberfest, various fundraising activities, service projects, and the Veteran’s Day event each year.  Some past activities have included a collection of food baskets for social service agencies and military families, setting up a “Free Store” for low income families, collecting and donating stuffed animals for abused and traumatized children, sponsoring the Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April, and co-sponsoring drug abuse prevention and domestic violence awareness events.  Additionally, the club hosts a reception for National Social Work Month in March each year. Membership is free and anyone is welcome to join. For more information, contact Jana Pankey at ext. 438 or office H-119i.

Speech and Debate will help you discover the power of the spoken word — to influence, to inspire, to express for an audience feelings that are buried in them that they have not articulated. Subsequently, individuals actively engaging in Speech and Debate activities are often more prepared to speak clearly during interviews, demonstrate a professional presence, and clearly explain ideas and abilities, especially when put on the spot.  Indeed, there are many reasons why debating in college can lead to you debating all the job offers on the table post-graduation! This team practices weekly at both the Cleveland and Athens sites, as well as travels to tournaments.   See coach Laurie Rowland (ext. 333) for more information.

Student Ambassadors serve as representatives for the college in the recruitment of future students by receiving visitors to the campus, visiting area high schools, and assisting college staff at many campus functions. Student Ambassadors are considered on the basis of academic achievement, leadership skills, character, poise, and articulation. If you’re interested in becoming a Student Ambassador, contact Holly Vetter (ext. 366 or office U-117E)  

Student Art League is a place where artists and people with an interest in art come together to create opportunities for visual art related events on and off campus.  You do not have to be an artist to join.  For more information, contact Mark McLeod (ext. 431 or G-024).

Student Nurses’ Association is comprised of all students enrolled in the nursing program. The chief purposes of SNA are to encourage scholarship and leadership and to promote civic responsibility and community service. For more information, contact Janet Wilkins at ext. 373.

Student Senate is the students’ voice to the administration. The Student Senate strives to improve the quality of student life through legislation as well as through the  programs and activities it promotes. Contact Jen Marx  (ext. 744, office U-110 D) for more information.

Student Veterans of America exists for the purposes of camaraderie between student veterans, performing service projects for the community, holding social functions for the club, and advocating for awareness and appreciation of veterans on campus.  See Tishauna Hoffman, club sponsor, in the Veteran's Resource Center (U-100) for more information.

Vocal Rhapsody is a 16-20 member auditioned vocal ensemble performing a variety of music including traditional choral, classical, Broadway and contemporary/popular songs.  Their goals are to offer a high quality and challenging musical learning experience for CSCC, serve as ambassadors for CSCC throughout the service area by performing, enable CSCC students the opportunity to develop talent and skills that will be useful throughout life, and to offer an opportunity for total student engagement and involvement, while providing numerous opportunities for campus and community service while learning.  Auditions are open to any student or employee at Cleveland State Community College.  For more information, contact Karen Dale at ext. 303.

The Wildlife Society at Cleveland State serves to connect students with professionals in the Wildlife and Fisheries field and to provide hands-on experience in Wildlife Management techniques. Interested in becoming a part of this engaging organization?  Contact Robert Brewer at or 423-473-2342 for more information.

Cleveland State Athletics. Cleveland State Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the Tennessee Community College Athletic Association and maintains a strong program of intercollegiate sports. Recognition has included state and regional championships and national rankings. Team sports of baseball, men and women’s basketball, and women’s softball are available. NJCAA player eligibility standards apply. For more information on these programs, contact the respective coach.

Club standards, established for recognized student organizations of Cleveland State Community College, are as follows:

  • To have one or more advisors who are members of the college faculty or staff.
  • To submit to the Dean of Students Office no later than October of each year, a report consisting of:
    • A complete list of eligible officers and members.
    • A general statement of purpose or constitution and bylaws.
    • The signature of acceptance of the advisor. (The group advisor must approve this report.)
    • Names of officers for the coming year.
    • Name of Student Senate representative and alternate.
  • To limit membership to students of Cleveland State Community College.
  • To limit activities of the group, and in so far as possible those of its individual members, to conduct which is within the limits of city, country, state, federal and college regulations.
  • To recognize the president of the group as the administrative head spokesman. He/she signs petitions for the group and agrees to the college regulations.


Any social functions scheduled must be submitted on a form and approved by the Dean of Students

  • Failure to meet these prescribed standards or for the infraction of any regulation of the Dean of Students may be penalized by:
    • Denial of recognition of the group as an organization.
    • Denial of use of college facilities.
    • Forfeiture of right to representation in other college organizations, Student Senate, etc.
    • Forfeiture of right to representation in the Student Handbook or other publications.
    • Denial of privilege of some or all social activities for a definite period.
    • Forfeiture of right to function as a group, including forfeiture of charter. The vice president of Student Services and the president of CSCC must approve this penalty.

Partners & Initiatives

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  • Your Skills. Your Future.
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  • Cleveland State Sustainability Initiative
  • TBR The College System of Tennessee
  • TN eCampus
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathway