Cabarrus College's student organizations provide you with opportunities for social, moral, intellectual, cultural, and leadership development. Getting involved is a fun way to build strong relationships with fellow students and faculty, learn more about your intended profession, and to help others within the community. In addition to the clubs and organizations listed below, you may also wish to get involved by participating in a College task force or committee. For more information, contact Student Affairs. Please contact the organization's advisor for the location and time of meetings.

Student Government Association (SGA)
SGA is the leadership umbrella over all student clubs and organizations. Membership is open to all Cabarrus College students. SGA promotes self-governance and provides students with a voice in the College's decision making process. SGA also allows students from all academic programs to come together to plan events and services for the college.

Club Highlights: SGA sponsors several great events during the school year including the Fall Club Fair, the annual College Halloween Party and the College Angel Tree Project. SGA officers also assist and mentor new students during the fall and spring new student orientations.

Advisor: Cara Lursen
Advisor Phone: 704-403-1614

Professional Development - Clubs promoting professional development at the student level.

Cabarrus College Association of Nursing Students (CCANS)

CCANS is a local chapter of the National Organization of Student Nurses which strives to: - Aid in the development of student nurses as truly democratic citizens by broadening their horizons as individuals and as members of a group.

  • Promote professional and social unity among student nurses 
  • Stimulate the understanding of and create an interest in the graduate professional nursing organization 
  • Serve as a channel of communication between the student nurse organizations and the various units of the graduate professional nurses' organizations

Club Highlights: CCANS holds regularly scheduled meetings that feature informative guest speakers. Members participate in fundraisers that benefit CVAN (battered women's shelter), volunteer for the College Angel Tree Project, and are invited to attend the North Carolina Association of Nursing Students Annual Conference.

Related Links:North Carolina Association of Nursing Students (NCANS)

Advisor: Nanda Rogers
Advisor Phone: 704-403-3500

Medical Assistant Student Organization (MASO)

Getting involved with MASO will support and enhance your academic experience at Cabarrus College. Membership in MASO is open to all medical assisting students. MASO promotes the profession of medical assistant and seeks to continually improve the knowledge and skills of its members.

Club Highlights: MASO holds regularly scheduled monthly meetings during the academic year. The members' biggest focus is fundraising. In the fall semester, fundraising is done to raise money to participate in the College Angel Tree Project and various other benefits to the community. In the spring semester, fundraising is done through multiple efforts such as bake sales, silent auctions, Little Caesar Pizza Kit sales, etc. These fundraising efforts help the MASO members attend the State Medical Assisting Conference held in April each year. At each state conference, the MASO members participate in the College Quiz Bowl. We were champions in 2010. MASO also looks to give back to the community by participating in various volunteer opportunities such as the hospital health fairs, dermatology office skin checks, blood drives, etc.

Related Links:American Association of Medical Assistants and North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants

Advisor: Rachel Houston
Advisor Phone: 704-403-1228

Pharmacy Technology Student Association (PTSA)

The Pharmacy Technology Student Association is an organization open to all students in the Pharmacy Technology Program. The purpose of this organization is to promote the profession by encouraging participation at the state and national levels.

Activities include guest speakers, continuing education opportunities and community service projects.

Advisor: Annette Simmons
Advisor Phone: 704-403-3517

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

The Student Occupational Therapy Association is open to all Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) Program students, or current students who are interested in enrolling in the OTA program.  The purpose of the organization is to promote the profession of occupational therapy and provide service to the community through student activities.  Students are encouraged to influence current issues affecting the occupational therapy profession through their involvement in the Annual National Student Conclave and the annual North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association conferences and events.  Membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association and the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association are recommended. 

Club Highlights:  SOTA holds regularly scheduled meetings both during the week and on weekends to accommodate the needs of the Occupational Therapy Program students.  Informative guest speakers and events are scheduled at least once a semester for both the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy master’s level students.  Members are active in the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association and participate in fundraisers and promotion of the profession. 

Advisor: Nancy Green

Advisor Phone: 704-403-3599

Surgical Technologist Students Association (STSA)

Membership in STSA is open to all surgical technology students. STSA was developed to foster interest in the field of surgical technology. The purpose of this organization is to promote the profession by encouraging participation at the State and National level.

Club Highlights: STSA meetings feature guest speakers, equipment demonstrations, and programs concerning new advances in surgical technology. Members are invited to attend AST State Conference as well as AST National Conference. The group also participates in community service activities such as providing Christmas for local underprivileged children and Walk From Obesity.

Related Links: Association of Surgical Technologists

Advisor: Michelle Gay
Advisor Phone: 704-403-1758

Honor Societies - Encouraging the pursuit of academic interests.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society(ΦΘΚ)

The Beta Delta Chi Chapter recognizes leadership, scholarship, and service among two-year college students. Students who have completed at least 12 semester hours in a degree program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, a facility of Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher are eligible to join. Members must maintain a cumulative 3.00 GPA or higher and submit membership dues in order to remain in good standing. Graduates who are in good standing (that is, have maintained the academic requirements and are current with society dues) are eligible to wear a ΦΘΚ honor cord as part of the graduation regalia.

Club Highlights: New members are formally inducted into Phi Theta Kappa during our Spring Induction Ceremony. Members are encouraged to participate in various community service projects such as Hats for Hope, Project Graduation, and our Big Sister & Big Brother mentoring program.

Related Links: 
Phi Theta Kappa website

Advisor:
Tiffany Brunson and Zinat Hassanpou
Advisor Phone:
704-403-3503 (Tiffany) and 704-403-1698 (Zinat) 

Lambda Nu National Honor Society (ΛΝ)

Lambda Nu, the National Honor Society for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences chartered a local North Carolina Gamma Chapter at Cabarrus College to recognize academic achievement within the Medical Imaging discipline. This chapter is open to students and alums with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 after completing 12 credit hours in the program. For verification of eligibility, contact the advisor. Members in good standing will be eligible to display the green and maroon ΛΝ honor cords as part of the graduation regalia.

Club Highlights: New members are formally inducted into Lambda Nu during our Induction Ceremony. Club members are also involved in various Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities.

Related Links: Lambda Nu website

Advisor: Rhonda Weaver
Advisor Phone: 704-403-1756

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)

The Upsilon Mu Chapter of STTI was chartered in 2008. STTI's vision is to create a global community of nurses that use knowledge, scholarship, service, and learning to improve the health of the world's people. Membership to the Upsilon Mu Chapter is by invitation only. Baccalaureate nursing students who demonstrate excellence in scholarship (cumulative GPA 3.00 or higher), have completed at least half of the baccalaureate nursing program curriculum, and rank in the upper 35 percent of the BSN graduating class will be considered for membership. Nurse leader membership is offered to RNs in the community who hold a baccalaureate degree or higher in nursing or other disciplines and demonstrate exceptional achievement in nursing.

Club Highlights: Upsilon Mu sponsors the Fall Nursing Research Institute and the Spring Research Forum, both held annually.

Related Links: Sigma Theta Tau International

Advisor: Colleen Burgess
Advisor Phone: 704-403-3502

Service and Interests - Promoting group interests and community service.

Rotaract

This organization is a Rotary-sponsored service club for college-enrolled students. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cabarrus County, Rotaract is a true "partner in service" and a key member of the Rotary family.

Club Highlights: Rotaract members supplement their leadership, knowledge, and skills while addressing the physical and social needs of our community. The Club's main project is its adopted Head Start class at Long Preschool. Club members make regular visits to the classroom and participate in various activities with the students. They go on holiday visits, make crafts, throw an annual Christmas party (with gifts for all the children), read books to the children, and sometimes just play! Several fundraisers are held each year to fund the activities at Long Preschool, as well as, the annual College Halloween Party and College Angel Tree Project. Rotaract is well-regarded for its Cake and Dessert Silent Auctions. Rotaract also sponsors blood drives. If you're interested in doing community service, while having a great time, then Rotaract is the club for you. Stop in at the next meeting to learn more.

Related Links: Rotary Club of Cabarrus County

Advisor: Cara Lursen
Advisor Phone: 704-403-1614

Baccalaureate Student Organization (BSO)

This organization provides a forum for student participation in the baccalaureate programs. All baccalaureate students are eligible for membership.

Club Highlights: BSO volunteers for various community service projects and participates in the annual College Halloween Party and College Angel Tree Project.

Advisor: Mary Holder
Advisor Phone: 704-403-2026

Christian Student Union (CSU)
This organization is nondenominational and provides spiritual guidance and fellowship opportunities for all interested students.

Club Highlights: CSU activities include fundraising efforts to finance club projects, such as Operation Christmas Child. Members also volunteer their time and participate in various community service projects.

Advisor: Julie Holland
Advisor Phone: 704-403-3207

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