Clubs and Organizations
Welcome to Luna Community College
Attending classes is only one part of your college education. Your college education includes getting involved in activities, organizations and clubs that are available to LCC students. Getting involved develops character and citizenship, self-confidence, work ethics, leadership, teamwork and communication skills. It also provides students an opportunity to relax, have fun and build memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. By joining clubs and organizations students are provided opportunities to compete in state and national competitions.
For more information, contact the Culinary Arts Club at 505.454.2546
LCC provides students with many opportunities to obtain valuable experience and develop skills that enhance their personal and professional lives. Students who are part of an LCC club or organization can gain valuable skills and experience in the area of: leadership, teamwork, communications, work ethic, responsibility, time management, problem solving and critical thinking.
ASSOCIATED STUDENT GOVERNMENT
The purpose of the Associated Student Government is first and foremost to represent the student body of LCC. Additionally, its purpose is to:
- Encourage cooperation and communication between students, faculty, and staff
- Collaborate with all other campus organizations
- Provide a forum for student expression and the exchange of student-faculty views
- Enhance the quality of student life
For more information contact the Student Government Office at 505.454.5351.
LCC CAR CLUB
The LCC Car Club promotes community, student events, and recruits students to LCC. It also, raises funds for student scholarships and supports student educational opportunities in the field of Automotive/Auto Collision Repair.
For more information contact 505.454.2591
CULINARY ARTS CLUB
The mission of the Culinary Arts Club is to supplement the culinary arts curriculum through participation in food-related events, to build a fellowship of students interested in food and to introduce those students to the culinary community of New Mexico. Some club activities include food and beverage tasting, trips to a local organic seed business during harvest, screenings of food-related movies, and eating meals at ethnic restaurants in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. The club raises money through its catering activities during the academic year and is open to all interested students.
For more information, contact the Culinary Arts Club at 505.454.5346.
PHI THETA KAPPA
LCC established its Beta Mu Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) in the fall of 2003. PTK recognizes academic excellence at the two-year college level and has become the largest and most prestigious honor society serving two-year colleges around the world. Membership is based primarily upon academic achievement.
The purpose of PTK is to recognize and encourage scholarship among students. To achieve this purpose, PTK provides the opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing excellence.
General Beta Mu Nu chapter eligibility requirements include:
- Completion of at least 12 credit hours
- Enrolled as a degree or certificate seeking student; and
- Have a cumulative grade point average of at least a 3.500
For more information, contact the PTK advisor at 505.454.2558.
PSI BETA & PSYCHOLOGY
Psi Beta & Psychology is an organization to provide opportunities for students interested in psychology to enhance leadership opportunities and explore areas not addressed in the curriculum.
- To serve as means of national recognition of the student’s early interest in and dedication to the field of psychology
- To provide a forum for developing one's perspective about psychology and for building a sense of community and identity with others in the field
- To benefit the campus and community through programs and services
For more information, contact the PTK advisor at 505.454.2570
KAPPA BETA DELTA
The purpose of Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishments in the pursuit and completion of studies in business. To encourage and reward academic excellence and accomplishment among students. To encourage and promote professional and personal aspirations of students who are enrolled in business, management and administration.
For more information, contact the PTK advisor at 505.454.2557
Stem Club is an organization to promote interest in STEM and encourage students to gain understanding of scientific programs. Through coordination of special events and programs we shall increase interest and knowledge of STEM. STEM Club will accomplish its mission through interaction with the educational and local communities.
For more information, contact the PTK advisor at 505.454.2554/5371
STUDENT NURSE ASSOCIATION
The Student Nurse Association of LCC is an organization of students at the local, state and national level that supports the development of professional nurse activities by an approved constitution. The LCC Student Nurse Association sponsors the annual Student Nurse Pinning Ceremony for graduating PN and RN students each May. The organization also sets goals each year for fund raising events to support community health activities as well as sending officers and members to the annual National Student Nurse Association Convention.
Trades SkillsUSA prepares America’s high performance workers in technical, skilled, service, and health occupations. The club promotes quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development, self-confidence, work attitudes and communication skills. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.
For more information, contact the Nursing department at 505.454.5379
SkillsUSA prepares America’s high performance workers in technical, skilled, service, and health occupations. The club promotes quality educational experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development, self-confidence, work attitudes and communication skills. SkillsUSA programs include local, state and national competitions in which students demonstrate occupational and leadership skills.
For more information, contact SkillsUSA at 505.454.2522.
Procedures for starting LCC Student Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs and organizations at Luna Community College are under the purview of the Vice President of Student Support Services/ACCESS Center-Student Activities Coordinator. In establishing or organizing a student club or organization, proper procedures should be followed in order to include appropriate sanctioning. Each student club or organization must be chartered and approved according to the directions from the VP for Student Support Services. All prospective student clubs or organizations must establish a constitution and bylaws. They should include the following provisions:
- Organization or club name
- Definition and purpose
- When the organization or club meets
- Membership qualifications
- Procedures for selecting officers and their duties
- Definition of the executive board
- How committees are created
- Procedure for amending bylaws and/or constitution
- Title of adopted parliamentary guide
- All further rules necessary for a smooth functioning of an organization or club
Tips for starting a student club or organization
- It is recommended that LCC student clubs and organizations be sponsored through the appropriate academic department
- Obtain similar bylaws and utilize them as a template
Rules of Order
- Robert’s Rules of Order are typically the parliamentary rules an organization or club follows and can pertain to all LCC organizations or clubs
- Most organizations adopt rules of order by specifying which book of parliamentary law they will follow when disagreements, conflict, or disputes arise
- When such authority is adopted, its rules are considered binding except where they conflict with the organization’s bylaws
Bylaws refer to the specific functions of the organization
*Please refer to LCC’s Club and Organization Handbook which can be obtained at the ACCESS Center from the Coordinator of Student Activities.
Luna Community College is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). LCC is part of Region V and participates in Division II of the NJCAA. LCC competes in men’s baseball and women’s softball. Both men and women play against college teams from Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The athletic department at LCC was formed in August of 2005.
A competition was held to select the name of LCC’s first baseball team. A committee was appointed and selected the name and logo which was submitted by the late Gerald Ortega for the baseball team the LCC “Rough Riders”. The Rough Riders received their nickname from Theodore Roosevelt’s famous Rough Riders, the volunteer cavalry who fought under Roosevelt in the Spanish American War. During the war, the current LCC site was a base of operations for the Rough Riders.
In fall of 2008 the first LCC’s women’s softball team was formed. The women’s team is known as “Rough Rider Softball”. The women’s softball logo is off of the LCC logo with the flaming ball through one of the “C”s was designed by Denise Montoya, Dawnette Garcia-Najar and Dr. Pete Campos.