Student organizations at Murray State College vary slightly from year to year in accordance with changes in student needs and interests. Some organizations are primarily social, whereas others are academic, professional, or service in nature. The Student Government is the chartering body for new organizations.
All student organizations are required to operate under constitutions which conform to the educational objectives and regulations of the College. Any funds collected by student organizations must be deposited with and dispensed through the College Business Office. An accounting of all monies must be made to the Business Office according to accepted audit standards. Failure to observe College fiscal or activity policies may result in probation or suspension of a club or organization.
Any student organization sponsoring an activity (on or off campus) must file an "Activity Registration" form with the Director of Student Life at least five (5) days prior to the event. Also, the Student Government Office will maintain an event calendar to aid organizations and groups with their planning of events. It is recommended that all events be placed on the event calendar to aid in total campus community planning of activities. (Director of Student Life Office, 580-387-7180)
The Characters Club will be open to anyone who is interested in acting and any other aspects of theater related to the stage (stage crafting, set design, etc.). Upon meeting certain goals, members of the Characters Club may be eligible to join Delta Psi Omega, a national fraternity for those interested in Theater.
The Chemistry Club will be geared towards Chemistry majors at Murray State College but will be open to any student with an interest in subjects related to chemistry. The club will be associated with the national group The American Chemical Society (ACS).
DELTA PSI OMEGA
Delta Psi Omega is a nationally recognized honorary fraternity for students who are interested in theater. In order to become a member, a student must participate in a major acting or technical role for each semester's full-length production. Delta Psi Omega members participate in the full-length production in various capacities. In addition, they participate in community service projects and fund-raisers while working toward educational trips, such as attendance at professional production performances or other cultural events. For more information on Delta Psi Omega, contact sponsor Lisa Coulter at firstname.lastname@example.org
Among the active departmental clubs on campus are the Collegiate FFA, Child Development, Characters, and Gunsmithing Clubs.
The purpose of this organization is to promote the enrichment of education, athletics and recreational/social activities of students participating in collegiate activities such as women’s and men’s basketball, baseball, and softball.
The term niche describes the way of life of a species/organism and the impact it has on its environment. The student organization NICHE sets out to help its members understand their role in the "big picture". The specific goals of the student organization NICHE is to educate students and the community about environmental concerns, the importance of volunteering and education about protecting wildlife. For more information on Niche, contact Michele Elmer at email@example.com
MURRAY STATE COLLEGE ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY TECHNICIANS
All students enrolled in veterinary technology courses are eligible for membership in the association. Leadership is vitally important for any profession. This association allows students to experience the responsibilities that go along with being a member of a professional organization such as holding an elected office, following a constitution, conducting meetings, adhering to Roberts Rule of Order, promoting continuing education and community services in the field of Veterinary Technology. Involvement in these activities while in school fosters the development of leaders within the profession. Students are encouraged to become members of the Oklahoma Veterinary Technicians Association.
The Team Roping Club at Murray State College allows students to participate in all collegiate rodeo events. Murray State College does not have a Rodeo Team, only the club. Members of the club have the opportunity to use the college arena and facilities. Currently, there are team ropers, calf ropers, barrel racers, and break away ropers on the MSC Team Roping Club. If you would like more information about the club, or if you have any questions, please contact Sam Holt, club sponsor, at 580-387-7311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It's never too early to join the MSC Alumni Association. MSC considers anyone who has take a class or worked at the College as an alum, so that probably includes you! To find out more about the MSC Alumni Association, contact Alumni Coordinator Karen Cantrell at email@example.com or 580.387.7142. You can also visit the Alumni Association section on this website by following the link above.
NURSES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
All graduates of the nursing program are members of the association. The purposes of the association are to stimulate continuing education and to foster continued communication among the graduates and with the nursing program.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT (OTA) STUDENT ASSOCIATION
All students enrolled in the second year OTA Program are eligible for membership in the association. The purpose of the organization is to help prepare the OTA student for active participation in the professional associations, American Occupational Therapy Association and the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA/OOTA), upon graduation.
PHI BETA LAMBDA
Phi Beta Lambda is a national association of nearly 12,000 students interested in becoming more successful in the business world. For more information on Phi Beta Lamda, contact Kathy Bowen at firstname.lastname@example.org
The President’s Scholars Program (PSP) is designed to offer an enriching personal, cultural, and academic experience to outstanding students here at Murray State College. The program includes bi-weekly seminars, an educational field trip in the fall semester, and individual research projects carried out under the supervision of MSC faculty. The multidisciplinary learning encompasses science, philosophy, art, culture, social and political issues. Guest speakers, films, debates, and panel discussions enliven the seminars. The cultural and educational field trips are always organized to be fun and to allow the students to expand their cultural horizons. Participants in PSP receive an excellent scholarship package each semester.
PHI THETA KAPPA
Phi Theta Kappa is the National Honor Society for junior colleges. To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a student must meet the following standards: 1) Have completed no fewer than fifteen semester hours of course work and not more than fifty-nine at the time initiated. 2) Be enrolled in at least fifteen hours the semester during which initiation takes place, unless forty-five hours have been completed, in which case admittance can be attained with enrollment of fewer than fifteen hours. 3) Have a grade point average of 3.5, or above. Final selection for membership in the organization is made by a faculty committee and is based not only on the scholastic requirement, but also on qualities of character and leadership. Invitations to join are extended once during the fall semester and once during the spring semester each year.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT (PTA) STUDENT ASSOCIATION
All students enrolled in 2nd year PTA program are eligible for membership in the association. The purpose of the organization is to help prepare the student for active participation in the professional associations, American Physical Therapist Assistant and the Oklahoma Physical Therapist Assistant (APTA/OPTA), upon graduation.
STUDENT CHAPTER OF NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF VETERINARY TECHNICIANS IN AMERICA
National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA) is a national association for veterinary technicians. Murray State College veterinary technology holds a student chapter membership which provides an individual membership for each veterinary technology student. Membership enables students to experience the responsibilities that go along with being members of a national professional organization and allows them the opportunity to further develop an understanding of the profession beyond Oklahoma by providing a network with other veterinary technology students throughout the United States and other countries.
STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION
The Student Body of Murray State College each year elects Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Officers as representatives in college affairs. SGA is composed of a president, vice president/parliamentarian, secretary/treasurer and media relations officer. These officers are elected from the student body at large. All officers and representatives of SGA are required to maintain good standing in order to continue as representatives. Violation of College policies or civil or criminal law may result in removal from office at the discretion of the Director of Student Life after consultation with the Student Government Executive Committee. The Student Government is empowered to recommend any rules considered necessary for the betterment of the College, to grant charters to clubs and organizations who wish to become officially recognized, and to sponsor and supervise many extracurricular activities of the College.
STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION
All students enrolled in nursing courses are eligible for membership in the association, which is a constituent of the Oklahoma Nursing Student Association. The purpose of the organization is to help prepare the student for assumption of professional responsibilities.
The purpose of this organization is to provide a support network for veteran students, spouses and dependents of veterans and to assist other veteran related groups and programs in our communities. Membership Requirements: Active – Must be a Veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States, or a dependent of a Veteran that may or may not be utilizing Veteran benefits towards education.Inactive – Prior active standing, meeting the minimum requirements and who Prior active standing, meeting the minimum requirements and who is currently deployed, or is not enrolled in the minimum units required (Unless he/she is a graduating senior).Alumni – Must be MSC Alumni: who is either a Veteran or a dependent of a Veteran of the Armed Forces of the United States who utilized Veteran benefits for schooling.Honorary - Honorary membership is available for MSC students who are NOT Veterans, but still would like to support and be a part of SVA.
TRIBAL (Today's Role in Becoming America's Leaders)
A Native American student organization at Murray State College; however, students do not have to be Native American to be a member. The organization is open to anyone interested in learning about and educating the public about Native American culture, both past and present. Membership is $10.00 for the Fall/Spring semesters. For more information on TRIBAL, contact Caroline Nenninger by email at email@example.com
, or by phone at 580-387-7138.
VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
Graduates of the Veterinary Technology program are members who, as role models, promote Veterinary Technology career enrichment projects.
Additional Organizations and Activities
Social Science Club
BITS - Business and Information Technology Students