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Student Life

 

At Haywood Community College, we believe student involvement outside of the classroom contributes to a well-rounded college experience. Find your place by joining a club or attending one of the many campus events offered each semester. Find more info about upcoming events, activities, and clubs below.

Calendar of Events Student Wellness

Upcoming Events & Activities

MARCH

1st - SGA OFFICER APPLICATION DEADLINE | Paid Positions, Leadership Experience, and Networking Opportunities | Interested In Applying? Click Here!

6th - WELLNESS WEDNESDAY | 12 pm - 1 pm in the Sycamore Building Room 7105 | Painting & Drawing | Click here to Sign up!

19th - PIZZA WITH THE PRESIDENT | 12 pm - 1 pm in the Juniper Building Lobby | Meet Dr. Shelley White, chat about HCC, and share your student perspective. Pizza will be provided!

23rd - WNC ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT | Community leaders, Indigenous experts, agencies, and partners will share expertise related to WNC environmental topics. | Click here to Register!

27th - SGA MEETING | 12 pm - 1 pm | Location TBD | Your Voice Makes a Difference!

28th - SPRING FLING | 11 am - 2 pm in the Ballfield & Hemlock Auditorium Lobby | Free Food & Ice Cream | Spikeball, 9 Square in the Air, Badminton, Corn Hole, and Board Games. | Come have fun!

APRIL

2nd - SGA ELECTIONS BEGIN

3rd - WELLNESS WEDNESDAY

18th - GRAD DAY

24th - SGA MEETING

MAY

1st - FINALS WEEK CHARGE-UP

Bobcat Bites

We host a variety of delicious food trucks on campus throughout each semester! Make sure to check your emails and keep an eye on our social media platforms for alerts about Bobcat Bites. When a food truck is on campus, it will be here from 11am to 1:30pm unless otherwise stated.

Bobcat Bites Schedule

FEBRUARY

13th - WOOF STREET BRISTO

27th - APPALACHAIN SMOKE BBQ | 11 am - 1:30 pm in the Sunrise Cafe Parking Lot

MARCH

13th - THE SPOTTED BANANA

28th - TBD

bobcat bites logo with food truck

 

 

Clubs

The Criminal Justice Club supports the national district and state associations for the enhancement of criminal justice professions and the reduction of crime.  Lambda Alpha Epsilon promotes professionalism in the criminal justice field, competing builds confidence in the students, and is a networking opportunity for their future.  

Advisor

Chris Wyatt
  • Chris Wyatt
  • Program Manager - Criminal JusticeTechnology

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

Advisor

Cathy Gilchrist
  • Cathy Gilchrist
  • Program Manager, Cosmetic Arts

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.

Advisors

Amy Putansu
  • Amy Putansu
  • Instructor - Fiber
Brian Wurst
  • Brian Wurst
  • Instructor - Professional Crafts - Wood

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

Advisors

Mark Hicks
  • Mark Hicks
  • Instructor - Collision Repair and Refinishing Technology
Darrell Honeycutt
  • Darrell Honeycutt
  • Program Manager - Automotive
Heather Patterson
  • Heather Patterson
  • Instructor - Automotive Systems Technology

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

Advisor

Alexander Byers
  • Alexander Byers
  • Faculty - Natural Resources Arts, Sciences & Natural Resources

The student chapter of The Wildlife Society 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. 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. 

Advisors

Andrew Isenhower
  • Andrew Isenhower
  • Instructor - Fish & Wildlife
Shannon Rabby
  • Shannon Rabby
  • Lead Instructor - Fish & Wildlife Management Technology

The purpose of the HCC Lumberjacks Team is to provide students with opportunities in forestry, and to host and participate in Timbersports competitions locally and regionally. 

Advisor

Dr. George Hahn III
  • Dr. George Hahn III
  • Instructor - Forestry Management Technology

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

Advisor

Tracy Rapp
  • Tracy Rapp
  • Senior Director of Student Enrollment & Financial Aid

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

Advisor

Veronica Dooly
  • Veronica Dooly
  • Instructor - Information Technology

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

Advisor

Larry Davis
  • Larry Davis
  • Program Manager / Medical Assisting

Students interested in environmental issues and getting involved are welcome to join this club! Watch for events held on campus and partnered with other student events to help promote the great efforts of the club students.

Advisor

Susan Roberts
  • Susan Roberts
  • Instructor - Biology

The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as a bridge between the student body and HCC’s administration. The SGA captures the needs, wants, and ideas of the students of HCC and formulates a strategy to implement them into practice. SGA officers, alongside the Coordinator of Student Life, plan student-centric events to enhance the overall experience of HCC.

Email elhall3@haywood.edu with any questions you may have about SGA.

Advisor

Ethan Hall
  • Ethan Hall
  • Coordinator of Student Life

Mission Statement 

The Student Activities Program of Haywood Community College, planned and implemented collaboratively by students and professional staff in alignment with the overall mission of the college, promotes student leadership and development while providing a comprehensive array of activities to enhance student educational experiences. 

  • Offer opportunities for recreational fulfillment. 
  • Empower a Student Government Association that facilitates participation in campus governance. 
  • Use student activity fees in a fiscally responsible manner. 
  • Encourage student participation in community service to enhance classroom experience. 
  • Give exposure to other cultures and promote awareness of diversity through activities. 

Outcomes 

  1. Increased participation in student activities. 
  2. Expansion of activities to include intramural sports. 
  3. Enhancement of student leadership, responsibility, and team skills. 
  4. Increased participation in service learning activities. 
  5. Enhanced integration of all students into campus student life (day care students, Haywood Early College, Adult Education, dual and concurrently enrolled students, continuing education students, etc.) 

Legislative Documents 

Start a Club

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.

Contact Us

Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm

hcc-studentlife@haywood.edu