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TCC encourages students to join clubs on campuses

By Haneen Khatib/reporter

Being active in extracurricular experiences can benefit students in many ways, including when applying for jobs after college.

Each TCC campus offers different kinds of clubs. From dance, film and gamers clubs to academic and honors clubs, TCC makes it easy to join. Simply go to CampusCruiser and click on the Campus Life tab on the main page. That automatically goes to a list of all the clubs TCC offers on the different campuses. Clicking on the club provides information on what that club offers and how to join.

One of the largest TCC clubs, which is also located on all of the campuses, is Phi Theta Kappa, a national honor society. According to the TCC website, students wanting to apply must have a 3.25 or higher GPA, have completed at least 12 college credit hours and must be currently taking classes on that particular campus. 

Though most clubs are free, PTK has a one-time membership fee of $85 for applying. Students also will need a current transcript and application.

Other TCC clubs are related to academic areas like Students of Philosophy on SE and the Film Club on South.

“The philosophy club was started in fall 2007,” said Justin Grace, philosophy/religion instructor and club adviser. “We meet up once every two weeks, and all you have to do is show up.”

Faculty and students in the Film Club meet about every three weeks to view a movie.

“A faculty member will present one of their favorite films to the club, usually starting this with a brief introduction on why they chose the film,” said Jeremy Byrd, South philosophy professor and club adviser. “After watching the films, the students post their reactions onto one of our online forums.”

To join, students can simply request a membership through the club’s CampusCruiser page. Students can also keep up with club’s activities through Facebook or Twitter, Byrd said.

TCC also provides religious clubs such as the Christian Students Ministries on NW.

According to its website, it “is designed to encourage fellowship among Christian students and a focus on outreach to the community.”

The Muslim Student Association on SE was started by government professor Hamed Madani in 2000.

“Its purpose is to introduce Islam to non-Muslims and bring Muslim students together,” he said.

Other special interest clubs include Gamers United on TR, Students Who Are Parents (SWAP) on NW and A Positive Today on NE. Students can find several types of clubs to accommodate different interests.

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