Lanier Technical College
2019 - 2020
Catalog and Student Handbook
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Student Organizations

Student organizations provide a structure for students to grow, learn, serve others on campus and in the community, gain leadership skills, and enhance their ability to succeed at the college level and beyond. These organizations contribute to the development of a spirit of community participation and involvement on campus. In addition, students learn appropriate workforce skills in their leadership and campus service and training, which aid them in being productive and responsible citizens in their communities.

Procedure for Establishing a Student Organization

Establishing a student organization is rewarding and gives students the opportunity to take their educational experience to the next level. They learn valuable skills that they normally wouldn't get in the classroom. It also gives them opportunities to meet people from industry, fellow classmates, staff and faculty and often inspires them to do even better as a student.

There are certain procedures that must be adhered to when starting a new club. Listed below is a guide to get you started and support you in your endeavors:

  1. Establish the name of the club.
  2. Identify a faculty or staff member that will serve as the advisor for the student organization.
  3. Write a brief statement of purpose for the organization. You will want to make sure the mission of the organization supports the mission of our college which is workforce development.
  4. Recruit a minimum of six students that will join the club.
  5. Once the steps listed above have been completed, notify the Vice President for Student Affairs via email and submit a copy of the information listed above.
  6. Once the Vice President for Student Affairs has reviewed the information, she/he will present it to the President's Leadership Team for approval. However, it may take time to get on the agenda for the President's Leadership Team since they have pressing topics they need to discuss.
  7. When approval is given by the President's Leadership Team, the Vice President for Student Affairs will submit the request to establish a new student organization to the Local Board of Directors.
  8. When approval is given by the Local Board of Directors, the Vice President for Student Affairs will notify the advisor for the new student organization.
Procedure for Awarding Student Activity Funds

Each spring, the Lanier Technical College Student Government (SGA) issues invitations to all staff and faculty for Budget Request Hearings. Expenses for events are documented by the staff/faculty on Budget Request Forms that are available on the college Intranet, under "Forms."

At these hearings, SGA Officers and Advisors may ask questions about "requests for funds" that have been submitted for the next fiscal year. Following this, a letter defining the amount awarded for each request is sent out by SGA to the staff/faculty who submits a request.

Any staff/faculty may come before SGA at any regularly scheduled meeting to request additional funds if needed. The members may vote at that meeting to award the request for additional funds or the request may be denied or tabled for further discussion.

Procedure for Fund-Raising Events

All fund-raising events or activities associated with Lanier Technical College must have prior approval from the President. The student organization's faculty or staff advisor will provide the Fundraising Policy and Fundraising Request Form to the event or activity's organizer. The Fundraising Request Form must be completed and signed by all indicated parties before the event can take place.

National Technical Honor Society

National Technical Honor Society is an honor organization for outstanding students enrolled in technical programs. The purpose of the organization is to encourage academic excellence, skill development, honesty, service, leadership, citizenship, and individual responsibility.

To qualify for membership in Lanier Technical College's chapter of the National Technical Honor Society, a student may be enrolled full-time or part-time and must be regularly admitted to and currently enrolled in a degree or diploma program, have completed at least 30 credit hours, have an overall GPA of at least 3.5, and be recommended by his/her advisor.

Phi Beta Lambda

Phi Beta Lambda is a national organization for adults in post-secondary enrollment in Business Education. Members learn how to engage in industry and group enterprise; how to hold office and direct the affairs of a group; how to work with other representatives; and how to compete on local, state, and national levels.

Rho Alpha Delta Club

Rho Alpha Delta club is open to students in the Radiologic Technology program. This club helps to educate radiology students on state and national needs for radiology techs, to develop professional and leadership skills, to promote ethical and moral standards and dignity towards all other people, to help educate students on radiology technology, and address the concerns and needs of the community in this field of healthcare. The club also helps to motivate students and provide opportunities for advancement in the radiology field.

The Student Dental Hygienist Association

Student Dental Hygienist Association (SADHA) is open to students enrolled in the Dental Hygiene program. Members of SADHA meet to discuss the unique demands and experiences student dental hygienists encounter on the road to graduating and obtaining licensure. The goal of SADHA is to empower, support, and develop student members, by offering opportunities for personal and professional development, leadership, and recognition of achievements.

Student Government Association

Student Government Association membership is open to all students with a minimum 2.5 GPA from any program. Membership is based on good academic standing, leadership skills, and organizational ability. Persons desiring to participate in the Student Government should attend at least 2 meetings in order to become a member. The Student Government officers include a president, vice president, secretary, parliamentarian, and historian.


SKILLS-USA is a national organization serving teachers, high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health fields. The organization's purpose is to complement student skills training with personal development. Students learn such qualities and attitudes as leadership, citizenship, self-respect, and high standards of craftsmanship and ethics. Students may participate in state and national competitions. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).


Georgia Occupational Award of Leadership is a recognition program jointly coordinated by Chambers of Commerce, businesses, and the Technical College System of Georgia. Its purpose is to honor outstanding technical education students. The GOAL winner serves as the statewide student of the year and ambassador for technical education in Georgia.

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