Student organizations are designed to aid in developing the social and vocational skills of individuals. Organizations are chartered by the Student Government Association and operate with the advice of faculty and administrators.
The main band of the college gives players an enjoyable and enlightening playing experience. It performs a wide range of music from popular selections to more advanced works for concert band, presents concerts on campus, plays for athletic events, and at area functions.
The smaller of two college bands, this band gives the student experience in popular music, jazz, and modern stage band literature. Enrollment is limited.
- Sponsor: Dwaine Hubbard
Baptist Student Ministry
The Baptist Student Ministry is a Christian campus organization that provides opportunities and resources for spiritual growth, making friends, leadership, service, and missions. Our building (BSM House) is located at 505 Bird Drive, right across from campus.
The BSM exists primarily to encourage Panola College students to seek God and follow Christ all the days of their lives. Our mission is to equip students to reach our campus and the world by the saving grace of Jesus Christ. We value learning God’s Word, the Bible, and applying it to our lives. We would love to help you build meaningful friendships and to get involved in a local church near you. Our doors are open to all. We hope to see you soon! Contact us today for more information
- BSM Director: Jessie Allen email: email@example.com
- BSM Intern: Malorie Wenzel
The Book Club exists to give students the opportunity to have fun and meaningful conversations about a variety of books from various genres. The Book Club also promotes reading and socializing and participates in many campus-wide activities.
- Sponsor: Rebecca Morris email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-693-2014
Students interested in outdoor recreation, ecology, and the historical and current impact of man on the environment will find a variety of opportunities in this organization. Guest speakers, field trips, campouts, and recycling projects are among the activities enjoyed by members of this club.
- Co-sponsors: Becky Gullette email: email@example.com
- Co-sponsors: Darrell Hudson email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-693-1148
- Co-sponsors: Sheila Ritter email: email@example.com 903-693-1111
Membership in the Chorale is open to all Panola College students upon approval of the director. The Chorale presents fall, Christmas, and spring concerts, attends choral festivals, visits area schools, and goes on tour.
This small choir performs fully staged choreographed shows. Widely acclaimed for exciting routines, they perform for service clubs, hospitals, and schools and are featured annually at the Texas State Fair. Their dinner theater production, "Christmas in Carthage," has become an outstanding community event.
- Sponsor: Sandra Bauer email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-693-2061
Delta Psi Omega
This organization is devoted to an interest in drama, and is open to all students who are active in drama or dramatic productions.
- Sponsor: Karen King email: email@example.com 903-693-2064
The Gaming Club exists to provide a community where the gamers of Panola College can congregate. The club owns and utilizes a wide range of gaming consoles and games.
- Sponsor: Texas E. Reardon IV email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-693-2024
Geography Club (Recognition Pending)
- Sponsor: Larry Wade email: email@example.com 903-693-2054
This group is the oldest organization on campus and has a long history of service to Panola College and the community. Membership comes through nomination by faculty and through a rigid selection process. The outstanding men and women of this student organization serve as goodwill ambassadors for PanolaCollege, providing both leadership and service.
- Sponsor: Katy Wright email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-693-2094
- See also: Jody Harris email: email@example.com 903-693-2011
The History Club promotes interest in the study of history and historical events, provides fellowship among students and faculty, and provides a forum for discussion and presentation of innovative ideas with respect to the subject of history.
- Sponsor: Bill Offer email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-693-2047
To promote student body education on LGBTQ+ issues, topics, and experiences, providing a comfortable and supportive environment for LGBTQ+ students to find confidence in their sexual orientation and or gender identity. To advocate the social and political empowerment of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and like-minded individuals.
- Sponsor: Whitney Sienko email: email@example.com
Phi Beta Lambda
The purpose of Phi Beta Lambda is to provide an organization on campus for business students that develops leadership, communication, and teamwork.
- Sponsor: Dwayne Ferguson email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-693-2066
- Sponsor: Whitney Sienko email: email@example.com 903-693-2088
Phi Theta Kappa
This international honor fraternity recognizes junior and community college students who have attained high scholastic achievements. Membership is by invitations to those who qualify. Learning, society, and service activities are scheduled throughout the year.
- Co-Sponsor: Tamra Mothershed email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-693-1118
- Co-Sponsor: Jaynellen Wylie email: email@example.com 903-693-2063
- For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sigma Alpha Pi (National Society of Leadership & Success)
The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Panola College was started in 2016. Our local chapter is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members.
Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021 we have 459 members who have access to:
More than $400,000 in scholarships.
An exclusive NSLS job board.
A personalized letter of recommendation.
The NSLS leadership program teaches the interpersonal skills that employers seek to give you an edge in the job market. Hear directly from current members as they share how their experience has changed their life.
If you become a member, some of the other benefits are:
Learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts.
Meet new friends and make lifelong connections (on-campus and virtually).
Overcome challenges with success coaches shortcutting your way to success.
Access to private networking events.
Visit the NSLS website to learn more about and accept your nomination.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do I have to do to become inducted?
Our five-step program takes approximately 12 hours over the course of the semester at your pace.
Is this recognized on campus?
We are a Registered Student Organization (RSO). As of 2021, we had 459 in our chapter and there are more than 1.4 million members nationwide.
- Sponsor: Corey Johnson email: email@example.com 903-693-2051
SMACC (Social Modern Asian Culture Club)
The purpose of SMACC is for students to share a better understanding and appreciation for Asian Animation, or as it is better known, anime or manga.
- Sponsor: Corey Johnson email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-693-2051
Student Government Association
Composed of elected students, this organization assists in planning and presenting student activities. It serves as a link between the student body, the administration, and the faculty. It is a voice for student rights and opinions on campus. The Student Government Association is a member of the Texas Junior College Student Government Association.
Sponsor: Brian Naples email:email@example.com 903-693-2043
SOTA (Student Occupational Therapy Assistant)
This community service club is open to all students enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, all students declaring OTA as their major, and all OTA Program alumni. The purpose of this club is to unite the OTA students, future students, and alumni and broaden their intellectual and professional skills through community service projects.
- Sponsor: Randy Ford email: firstname.lastname@example.org 903-694-4000