Clubs and Organizations

SkillsUSA Winners 2015

SkillsUSA Winners 2015

Northwest has 35 different clubs and organizations you can join, and the list grows larger each year! Professional, religious and special interest organizations give our students a great way to meet other students, network for future jobs and four-year colleges, give back to the community and just have fun.

All students are encouraged to participate in student organizations on campus. Many opportunities in various areas of interest are represented. Below is a listing of active student organizations. For more information, contact the Student Services Office or Center Dean’s office.
Clubs and Organizations
  • Ag Tech Club membership is open to any student interested in welding, fabrication, engine work, and other topics that deal with the technical side of agriculture.
  • Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society recognizes the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society encourages the pursuit of advanced degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility. Additionally, the society participates in the recruitment of qualified individuals into the profession of nursing.
  • American Advertising Federation provides and promotes a better understanding of the functions of advertising and of its values, stimulates and encourages advertising professionalism through advertising education, applies the skills, creativity and energy of advertising to help solve social problems, develops the individual activities of its members and promotes fellowship and free exchange of ideas.
  • The Anime Knights Club provides an opportunity for the enjoyment of anime related activities. The club provides students the chance to enjoy anime as well as learn about and experienceJapanese culture and language.
  • The Chess Club promotes the game of chess as a means of recreation and friendly competition, and assists its members and others in the development of their skill at the game.
  • Collegiate DECA develops future leaders in marketing and distribution. It serves to develop a respect for education in marketing and distribution which will contribute to occupational competence,and to promote an understanding and an appreciation for the responsibilities of citizenship in our free, competitive enterprise system. Club members have the opportunity to work with local business establishments, the Chamber of Commerce and other free enterprise organizations on projects and local marketing studies. Students also have a chance to compete on state and national levels in events centered around leadership and marketing skills. Enrollment is limited to Marketing Management Technology students and Hotel and Restaurant Management Technology students.
  • Cosmetology Club membership is limited to Northwest cosmetology students. It strives to build good will for the students, the college, and the profession as it develops talents.
  • Disabled Students Council was organized to allow disabled students to have a voice at the college and to help people become more knowledgeable of the term “disabled.” Membership is open to all students.
  • The Environmental Science Organization focuses on global environmental awareness and environmental issues and participates in local environmental projects.
  • The Explorer’s Club was formed to promote interest and education in the great outdoors. To accomplish this, the Club organized nature walks, participated in tree planting, helped with therestoration of Springhill Cemetery in Hernando and went Geocaching several times.
  • Graphic Design Technology Club membership is limited to students in the department. Its purpose is to broaden the social and cultural outlook of students.
  • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) was established to enhance the delivery of compassionate, quality health care by providing opportunities for knowledge, skill, and leadership development of all health occupations education students, helping the students to meet the needs of the health care industry. HOSA is open to all
  • health occupations students.
  • Lambda Beta Society is the national honor society for the respiratory care profession. The purpose of the society is to promote, recognize and honor scholastic achievement, service and character of students, graduates, and faculty members of the respiratory care profession.
  • Les Fauves Art Club functions to promote art in the area. Among the projects of the club are art exhibits, an art sale, and campus beautification. Anyone who is taking at least one course in theArt Department is eligible for membership.
  • Martial Arts and Self Defense Club gives members practical skills in self defense and fitness.
  • Mu Alpha Theta is a national high school and two-year college mathematics honor society dedicated to inspiring interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in high school and two-year college students.
  • Northwest Criminal Justice Association associates persons who are actively engaged in collegiate preparation and/or professional police service, and establishes in the public mind the
  • benefit and necessity of professional police training.
  • Northwest Education Association is an organization through which young people can become knowledgeable of opportunities available through a career in education. It is a way to enhance andfacilitate school and college university relationships. The club shall promote a positive image of education to students, parents, and the community and shall disseminate information about the teaching profession.
  • Northwest Players Club is an organizationthrough which individuals strive to generate interest in theatre in the Northwest area. It provides opportunities which help develop dramatic talents. Membership is open to all students who are interested in theatre.
  • The NWCC GSA works to ensure a supportive social setting for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons, their friends and supporters as well as provide educational resources to the College and community regarding issues of sexual diversity.
  • Phi Beta Lambda is a national business organization. The Northwest chapters are devoted to training tomorrow’s business leaders by preparing students to meet the demands of business and industry. During the year local chapter members have the opportunity to attend the state, regional and national leadership conferences. At the state conference, which is held each spring, Northwest students compete with students from colleges and universities throughout the state in events related to business subjects. Students who are first place winners at the state level go on to represent their schools at the Phi Beta Lambda National Leadership Conference. For the last several years Northwest has had representatives at this conference.
  • Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia men’s professional music fraternity is a national organization dedicated to the promotion of the performance of music and development of loyalty to one’s alma mater as well as musical research and education.
  • Phi Theta Kappa is an international scholastic and leadership honor society for two-year colleges. Students who are working toward the A.A. or A.A.S. degrees are eligible for membership. Theta Sigma, Beta Eta Theta, and Alpha Gamma Chi are the chapters at Northwest requiring a 3.50 grade point average for initiation and membership. Members are eligible for scholarships at universities throughout the nation.
  • Practical Nursing Club promotes fellowship among students and learning in the field of practical nursing.
  • The Pre-Law Society is open to any student with an interest in a future in the legal profession. The club promotes interaction between students and members of the community of law through seminars, field trips, and guest speakers.
  • The Pre-Pharmacy Association provides an educational group dedicated to educating students about the implications of pursuing a doctorate in pharmacy or pharmaceutical sciences, as well as social benefits for students with similar interests.
  • Preschool Association of Students, Teachers and Educators (PASTE) is composed of Early Childhood Education Technology majors and other educators who are interested in child development. Child care instructors are advisors.
  • The Ranger Book Club is open to all students with a love of literature.
  • Respiratory Care Society is an organization of Respiratory Therapy Program students. The club provides the opportunity to represent the school at various respiratory competitions and conferences as well as serve the community through special events.
  • Rodeo Club an affiliate of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association, promotes rodeo as an intercollegiate sport. Students have the opportunity to compete against students from other colleges in the Southwest in standard rodeo events. Meetings are held at the Northwest Farm.
  • Sigma Phi Sigma is an organization open to students who are enrolled in the Funeral Service curriculum. Its purposes are to promote professionalism in funeral service, to promote further knowledge of funeral service, and to promote brotherhood, fellowship, and cooperation among funeral service majors. The organization meets at DeSoto Center.
  • SkillsUSA aims to develop progressive leadership in the field of trade, industrial and health occupations education that is competent, aggressive, self-reliant and cooperative. The membership is open to all career and technical students. SkillsUSA has chapters on the Senatobia, Benton County/NWCC Vo-Tech Center and DeSoto Center campuses.
  • Spanish Club is a social club which offers to all interested persons opportunities to converse with Hispanics, use the Spanish language and explore more in depth outside the formal classroom the wide variety of Hispanic cultures. Hispanic students and community members and people affiliated with Hispanics in their careers share information about their lives with club members. Hispanic music, foods, and films are also enjoyed by participants.
  • Student Nurses Association proposes to aid in developing individual nursing students as future health professionals and to promote nursing as a profession.
  • Student Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals is an organization of Cardiovascular Technology students. The club provides the opportunity to represent the school in the local medical community as well as expose students to national organizations that promote the standards and guidelines for the National Registry of Cardiovascular Technologists.
  • The Surgical Technology Club is open to students interested in the field of surgical technology. The club sponsors speakers, field trips and fundraisers.
  • The Young Republicans are people between the ages of 18 and 40 who are interested in taking an active role in Republican Party politics. The club provides the opportunity for young people who are interested in good government to learn about their governmental and political institutions, participate in the political process and become better informed and more involved citizens.
Fine Arts Organizations
  • Northwest Concert Band/Symphonic Winds
  • Northwest Entertainers
  • Northwest Jazz Band
  • Northwest Steel Band
  • Northwest Rangerettes
  • Northwest Singers
  • Ranger Marching Band
  • Speech and Theatre Productions
Student Publications
The Ranger Rocket (newspaper and online)
Rocketeer (yearbook)
Religious Opportunities
Northwest Mississippi Community College is a state-supported institution and is therefore nonsectarian. However, the student at Northwest is encouraged to develop spiritually through the religious opportunities provided both in the community and on campus. College students are invited
to attend and take part in the activities of the local churches. These churches extend a cordial welcome to each student and to faculty members, many of whom take an active part in the church organizations of Senatobia and the larger community. Students are also invited to participate in the activities of one or more of the following campus religious organizations:
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Catholic Student Association
  • Christians in Action
  • Manifold Wisdom Ministries
  • Wesley Foundation