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BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) The BCM is three things in one-a fellowship of students, a program for students and an organization led by students.  The BCM is an organization designed to meet the needs of college students. Programs are planned and carried out by the staff and students through worship. Bible study, church involvement, social ministries and mission projects. The BCM is a place to belong.

Massage Therapy Club

Music Orientation Experience (MOE) The focus of the club is to promote a broad musical, cultural, social, and service experience within the college and community including involvement and promotion of RSCC Music Department events.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY STUDENT CLUB The OTAClub has been formed to 1) promote the field of OT in the community and at RSCC; 2) promote participation in state and national OT organizations; 3) allow participation in campus fund raising activities; and 4) provide community service.

PHI THETA KAPPA An international honor society for two-year colleges. Invitation to membership is extended by the local chapter. To be eligible, students must complete at least twelve hours of college credit leading to an associate’s degree (part-time students are eligible); maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.2, and enjoy full rights of citizenship in your country.  International, regional, and chapter programs provide opportunities in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship. Benefits of membership include eligibility for transfer scholarships, automatic nomination for the national Dean’s List publication of outstanding students, automatic enrollment in the PTK Transfer Database, which is made available to four-year and senior level institutions that actively recruit transfer students; and the privilege of wearing the honors stole and tassel at graduation. For more information, contact Phi Theta Kappa chapter advisor Claudia Cummings 865-354-3000 ext. 5200

PHYSICAL THERAPY STUDENT ASSOCIATION The Physical Therapy Student Association has been formed to promote the field of physical therapy at Roane State and in the community.

PLAYMAKERS The Playmakers are a non-profit organization with its energies focused on theatrical productions. All students and community members are encouraged to be involved with the Playmakers. Recent play productions include: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, The Diviners by Jim Leonard Jr., and the musical extravaganza, The Little Shop of Horrors.

RESPIRATORYTHERAPY STUDENTASSOCIATION The Respiratory Therapy Student Association promotes the Respiratory Therapy Program at RSCC and in the community. The club is affiliated with the Tennessee Society for Respiratory Care.

ROANE STATE STUDENT NURSES’ ASSOCIATION (RSSNA) The RSSNA is a constituent association of the Tennessee Association of Student Nurses’ (TASN) and the national Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA). Membership in RSSNA is open to students in the nursing program and prenursing students. The purposes of RSSNA are 1) to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education through leadership development and political activism in an attempt to provide for the highest quality of health care; 2) to provide program representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns; 3) to aid in the holistic development of the individual in his/her professional role, including his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life.

RSCC Bass Anglers The RSCC Bass Anglers will exist to  provide the opportunity for students to participate in the sport of Bass Fishing at an amateur level.

S.T.A.R.S. ART CLUB Purposes for the S.T.A.R.S. Art Club are: 1) to provide a social bond for students and staff with the common interest of art; 2) to provide a vehicle for learning experiences in art outside the classroom through programs and field trips; 3) to provide students with ready opportunities to exhibit
their work and learn about the technicalities of the exhibiting process; 4) to raise scholarship funds for art students and hold competitions designed to distribute those funds; 5) to provide art-related services to the community on a limited basis; and 6) to raise the art-consciousness of college and community by
bringing quality work to the campus.

STUDENT AMERICAN DENTAL HYGIENIST ASSOCIATION An organization assigned to promote the professional development of enrolled dental hygiene technology students preparing for a career in dental hygiene. Licensed hygienists who are students working toward a baccalaureate or graduate degree complementary to a career in dental hygiene are also eligible for student membership.

STUDENT OPTICAL SOCIETY The Roane State Student Optical Society is designed to promote and encourage cooperation and unity among opticianry students, to improve their academic standing, and encourage student involvement in the community through optical related volunteer work
and service projects.


Organizations & Boards

CAMPUS ACTIVITIES BOARD The Campus Activities Board provides opportunities for students on all Roane State campuses to gain leadership skills while providing social activities for their campus. Each of the seven campuses has a CAB headed by a chair and co-chair with five additional members from the individual campus student body. The chair and co-chair are selected spring semester of each year and the members are selected in the fall.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT The Roane State Student Government is made up of the chairs and co-chairs of the individual Campus Activity Boards from each of the nine Roane State campuses. The SGA provides opportunities for students to offer constructive opinions, thereby promoting cooperation among students, faculty and administration, and works for the common good of Roane State by assisting in the promotion of social activities and special campus projects. The SGAmeets monthly in the interactive classrooms of the college. For copies of the Student Government constitution contact the Coordinator of Student Activities or the Assistant VP for Student Services and Multicultural Affairs.

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