Student Organizations

student organizations

Make the most of your time at Bishop State by joining one of our many student organizations. Getting involved in your campus is a wonderful way to strengthen your leadership and organizational skills and meet other students. Whatever your interest, you’ll find an organization or activity that appeals to you. Explore the information below:

BARBERING AND HAIRSTYLING ASSOCIATION (BHA): The purpose of the Bishop State Community College Barbering and Hair Styling Association is to encourage wholesome attitudes toward all aspects of barbering and hair styling; attain cooperation between the instructors and the student body; stimulate interest in the overall concept of barbering and hair styling; promote the Barber Code of Ethics; encourage eligible students to adhere to the rules and regulations of this organization; and continue its existence for future years to come. All students officially enrolled in the Barbering and Hair Styling program shall be members. Contact: Wade Dickerson,

BISHOP STATE COLLEGE BAND: Participation in the Bishop State College Band is required for all musical instrument majors and minors. The band is open to other students through an audition for college credit or personal enjoyment. The band performs for both on-campus activities and selected off-campus events. View more >

The College Choir is designed to explore the choral literature of basic musical eras in various styles. Emphasis is placed on musicianship and the development of ensemble vocal techniques. The choir represents the College at civic, school, and religious functions in the community. Membership is granted by audition only. View more >

BISHOP STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILDCAT AMBASSADORS: A select group of students who serve as hosts and hostesses for prospective students, dignitaries, visitors, and numerous college-wide functions. To be selected as an Ambassador is an honor and an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth. Students are selected as Ambassadors possess strong interpersonal skills, leadership qualities, a genuine interest in meeting new people, and a sense of school spirit and pride. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 251-405-7087.

BISHOP STATE COSMETOLOGY ASSOCIATION: The purposes of the Bishop State Cosmetology Student Association are to promote healthy beauty habits as well as educate and support Bishop State Community College through being active with student activities and other collegiate organizations. It also has a purpose to unite students involved in the cosmetology industry to reach higher levels of excellence personally and professionally.

CAMPUS MINISTRY: Campus Ministry offers Christian students opportunities for fellowship and participation in Christian activities fellowship. The organization encourages student believers to make a difference in their world by assisting with on-campus and off-campus special projects and helping others.

CULINARY ARTS STUDENT ASSOCIATION: This organization represents the culinary arts profession at Bishop State Community College. The association participates in culinary arts competitions and travels to food institutions and food shows to expose students to a variety of career choices. This group also participates in community service projects to share the talents of the members and provide resources to those in need. View more >

ENACTUS: An international non-profit organization that brings together student, academic and business leaders who are committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need. Guided by academic advisors and business experts, the student leaders of Enactus create and implement community empowerment projects around the globe. The experience not only transforms lives, it helps students develop the kind of talent and perspective that are essential to leadership in an ever-more complicated and challenging world.

HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT STUDENT CLUB: This club teaches practical skills, working knowledge, and further awareness of the field of Health Information to the students in this program. Students become familiar with the ethical principles of health care, which were developed to safeguard the public and mandate professional levels of quality and efficiency for members of this vital profession.

HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA (HOSA): The mission of HOSA is to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of health occupations students. Interested students should see the counselors for the Health Occupations Programs.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ORGANIZATION: This organization promotes goodwill and international cultural exchange at Bishop State. It provides opportunities and activities for students to interact with others from diverse cultures and enrich their global worldview.

KAPPA BETA DELTA HONOR SOCIETY: The Iota Chapter of Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society is an international honor society recognized in the Division of Business for outstanding students. Eligible students must be in the upper 20 percent of their class with a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

NATIONAL TECHNICAL HONOR SOCIETY (NTHS): For more than 30 years, NTHS has been the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. There are more than 120 chapters statewide at both secondary and post-secondary levels. The organization currently serves approximately 200,000 members and awards more than $160,000 in scholarships to its members annually. The mission of NTHS is to honor student achievement and leadership, promote educational excellence, award scholarships, and enhance career opportunities. The organization’s vision is to be the international leader in providing recognition for excellence in career and technical education. Learn more >

THE NIGHTINGALES:: This organization is open to all current nursing students and is designed to provide opportunities for students to engage in departmental and community service projects. It is a volunteer organization and is directed by two nursing faculty members.

PEP SQUAD: The Pep Squad exists to motivate and promote school spirit among the students, faculty, and staff. All students are encouraged to join.

PHI THETA KAPPA HONOR SOCIETY: The purpose of Alpha Epsilon Nu Chapter, the local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, is to recognize academic achievements, develop leadership and skills of members, provide networking opportunities, and offer scholarships. To qualify for membership, each candidate must be enrolled in an associate degree program at any of the four campuses of Bishop State (including technical campuses), must have completed 12 semester hours of coursework, possess a 3.50 GPA or higher, adhere to the College’s code of conduct, and demonstrate citizen and leadership traits. NOTE: If a student’s GPA falls below 3.50, he or she must bring up this average by the next semester or be dropped from the Honor Society. View Blog >
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PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (PTA) CLUB: This club is open to students enrolled in the Physical Therapist Assistant Program. It sponsors fund-raising drives and social/community activities and serves to provide networking opportunities. Students will learn about career opportunities in this exciting and burgeoning field.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (SGA): This organization serves and represents the total student body and acts as a catalyst in promoting cooperation and school spirit among students, faculty, and the administration. Students of SGA gain training in self-government and learn to lead others. SGA officers are elected during the spring semester. View more >

THE AFRICANA: An academic organization established to serve as an archive for books, documents, or art objects relating to the history or culture of Africa and African-Americans. For more information, students should contact Dr. Caesar Smith at 251-405-7142.