Student Clubs and Organizations

Haywood Community College supports student organizations for the social and academic development of students. In keeping with College policies related to student activities, all such organizations must be officially recognized, through the approval of constitution and bylaws.

In order to start a new student organization, students must (1) complete an Application for Recognition, (2) submit the application to the SGA President prior to the SGA meeting, and (3) present the organization to the SGA. Be sure to submit two copies of the organization's constitution and bylaws with the application.

Student Organizations may find the following documents helpful.

Haywood Community College is committed to equality of educational opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

Student Organizations

Future Cosmetologists Association (FCA)

Advisors: Sandra Laney and Denise Finger

The purpose of the FCA is to foster the growth and knowledge of cosmetology.


Advisors: Jodi Wijewickrama and Donna White

The Healthcare Business Informatics / Medical Office Assisting Club is designed to create a common resource to obtain the goals of community service, networking, and support to future medical professionals at Haywood Community College.

HCC Automotive Club

Advisor: Darrell Honeycutt

The purpose of the HCC Automotive Club is to advance the general interest of automotive interests in the community.

HCC Book Club

Advisors: Gerry Kelly and Pam Davis

The HCC Book Club meets to discuss current books of particular interest to our students, college, and region, and to do service projects in the community related to reading.

HCC Chapter of the Society of American Foresters

Advisor: Blair Bishop

The purpose of the HCC Chapter of the Society of American Foresters is to advance the science, education, technology, and practice of forestry.

HCC Technology Club

Advisor: Marc Lehmann

The purpose of the HCC Technology Club is to bring students together from various programs to explore different technologies and to provide a forum for the exchange of these technologies.

Haywood Studios

Advisor: Robert Blanton

Haywood Studios is a student organization dedicated to providing hands-on, real-life marketing experiences for Professional Crafts students. Through organized craft fairs and gallery exhibitions, students learn about the jury process, promotion, set-up, display, and selling of craft objects.

Horticulture Club

Advisor: George Thomas

The purpose of the Horticulture Club is to create and share an appreciation of plants, to explore career choices in the field of horticulture and to provide students with opportunities to become involved in community service activities.

Investment Club

Advisors: David Forester and Clay Couch

The Investment Club seeks to expand students’ knowledge and interaction with sound investment strategies.

National Society for Leadership and Success (NSLS)

Advisors: Erica Vaughn and Laura Simmon

The NSLS is a national student organization dedicated to assisting college students in creating the lives they desire, by helping students discover what they truly want to do, and to give them the support and tools to achieve their goals.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)

Advisors: John Weatherford and George Thomas

PTK is a national honorary society that celebrates academic excellence in community college students.


Advisor: Laura Simmons

The purpose of the SGA is to (1) make requests and recommendations to the administration that reflect the needs of the student body, (2) plan events and projects that reflect the ideas and opinions of the student body, (3) propose the budget detailing the expenditures of the student activity fees and submit it to the administration for approval, and (4) pass initial approval of all newly formed student organizations.

Student Association of Medical Assistants (SAMA)

Advisor: Glenn Grady

The SAMA Club promotes the profession of Medical Assisting through campus activities and community events.

The American Criminal Justice Association (Lambda Alpha Epsilon)

Advisors: Barbara Wolfe and Chris Wyatt

The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club is to support the national district and state associations for the enhancement of criminal justice professions and the reduction of crime.

The Wildlife Club

Advisor: Shannon Rabby

The student chapter of The Wildlife Club at Haywood Community College is composed of student and professional members of the Society at the college level. Student members are primarily Fish and Wildlife Management Technology students, but students from other educational programs interested in natural resources conservation and related activities have been known to join and participate. Currently, the student chapter has two advisors, Chris Graves and Shannon Rabby, both of which are members at the college, state, regional section, and national levels of The Wildlife Society. The student chapter provides students opportunities to get involved in the wildlife profession “beyond the classroom” by encouraging student professionalism and active involvement to better our wildlife resources for current and future generations.

Vets Helping Vets (HCC Veterans' Club)

Advisor: Darrell Honeycutt

The HCC Veterans' Club is an organization focused on assisting veterans on Haywood Community College's campus.

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