Participation in student organizations plays an important role in the North Georgia Technical College experience. Student organizations and clubs offer individuals another opportunity within the educational process to broaden their environment. The purposes and proposed activities of all groups or organizations shall be clearly related to the educational goals and mission of the college.
Student Leadership Council
The North Georgia Technical College Student Leadership Council represents the student body and consists of students recommended by the faculty from each diploma and/or degree program. Each year the Student Leadership Council members elect to sponsor various events. Any student interested in holding office should contact his/her program advisor or department head.
SkillsUSA is a national organization for students in trade, industrial, technical, and health occupations programs. SkillsUSA clubs are found in public high schools, technical colleges, junior colleges, and universities. SkillsUSA was chartered at North Georgia Technical College in the 1991-1992 academic year. Since its first year of existence, the club has won numerous awards at sub-region, region, state, and national competitions.
Phi Beta Lambda
PBL is a non-profit national educational association of student members preparing for careers in business. The association has three divisions: FBLA (grades 7-12), PBL (postsecondary), and a professional division for individuals who continue to support the goals after graduation. PBL was originally chartered at North Georgia Technical College in 1983 and was re-chartered in 1993. North Georgia Technical College’s PBL club has an active, highly-competitive membership with state and national winners.
National Technical Honor Society
NTHS is a non-profit, honor organization established to recognize excellence in workforce education programs and majors. Candidates are students who have demonstrated scholastic achievement, skill development, good character, leadership, honesty, and responsibility. Members must be faculty nominated and approved by the local college administration and meet local and national standards.
Having Equity Resources and Opportunities Equal Success
The HEROES club (Having Equity Resources and Opportunities Equal Success) is an organization for special population students. Special population students are persons who meet one of the following criteria: must be 27 years of age or older, a single parent, a single pregnant woman, a displaced homemaker, a dislocated worker, a language other than English is their primary language, or enrolled in a program in which they are of a minority gender. The purpose of the HEROES club is to develop leadership, teamwork, and assist students in reaching their educational goals.
Rotaract is a non-profit, international organization centered on community service, professional development, and leadership development. Rotaract is the college version of the professional organization, Rotary, and is sponsored by a local Rotary Club. NGTC Rotaract is sponsored by the Habersham Sunrise Rotary Club and supported by the Habersham Rotary Club. Working in
cooperation with their sponsoring Rotary Club, NGTC Rotaract members develop rewarding contacts with professionals in their area and become part of a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.