Clubs & Organizations

Southside Virginia Community College recognizes and encourages excellence through special programs, academic scholarships, and honorary scholastic societies.

[ John H. Daniel Campus | Christanna Campus ]

Clubs & Organizations: John H. Daniel Campus


Campus Activities Team

The Campus Activities Team was started in the spring semester of 2008. Formally known as the Student Forum a name change was proposed to express the team-centered purpose of C.A.T. Members of the C.A.T. give suggestions of preference for student events and express their opinion about other campus issues. Membership is open to all SVCC students. This club meets monthly and often provides assistance during student activities.

Advisor: Le’Tina Giles

Christian Crusade

The Christian Crusade club was started as an open forum for Christians. They will participate in bible study and off campus field trips to Christian Leadership Conferences.

Advisor: Melissa Wood

Minority Awareness Programming

Minority Awareness Programming (M.A.P.) This club was founded on the Daniel Campus.  M.A.P. focuses on the issues within a minority race/population. Established in 2006, M.A.P. sponsors an annual African-American History month program. In addition, M.A.P. raises fund raises annually for charitable organizations across the globe. M.A.P. membership is open to all students at SVCC. Please visit your Student Activities Coordinator for more information about this organization.

Advisor: Sandra Bacon


Transfer Club

To provide a means for students to broaden their knowledge of transfer procedures by attending various events, encouraging participation in activities, on-and off-campus, and extending their knowledge of transfer procedures. Open membership.

Advisor: Matt Dunn

The Gaming Club

         The Gaming Club was founded in 2014 to provide opportunities for those interested in video games and board games.  The club hosts several gaming tournaments and host weekly gaming sessions. Find them on facebook at SVCC Gaming Club. 

          Advisor: Tommy Wright



The  Fitness Club 

Our purpose is to promote a healthy lifestyle through workshops and community outreach programs. Examples of these programs include: National Smoke-out Day, Breast Cancer Awareness, Blood Drives and much more. This club was founded as the Wellness Clubs in 2012.

Advisor: Debra Andrews 



Clubs & Organizations: Christanna Campus


Campus Activities Team

 Through a team-centered approach, C.A.T. Members give voice to concerns and suggestions from the student body regarding campus events and the overall campus environment. Members assist in the planning, marketing, and execution of student activities. This club meets monthly and is open to all SVCC students. This club was founded in 2014. 

Advisor: Le'Tina Giles 

Criminal Justice Club

Provide a means for students to strengthen their knowledge of the mission and mandates of Law Enforcement agencies at the local, state and federal levels; and of the United States Constitution; the Commonwealth of Virginia Constitution and the laws governing both. Open membership.

Advisor: Alfonzo Seward,

Empowered Women’s Organization

Our goal is to increase female retention and completion rates; grow the leadership capacity of female students; increase partnerships with campus community; and connect with the community. Open membership. 

Advisors: Bernadette Battle & Marika Peterson

Environmental Club

Our purpose is to encourage activities which lead to a more sustainable campus environment. Special attention is given to Arbor Day in the fall term and Earth Day in the spring term. A major focus of the organization is protecting our natural resources through activities that can make a difference on the campuses and college centers, such as recycling.

Advisor: Kristen Beekwilder, & Mary Downing-Gardner,

Human Services Club

The Human Services Club on the Christanna Campus has been established for but not limited to Human Services majors. Annual dues allow students to take field trips, attend professional conventions, and to purchase gifts for the needy. Special concerns of the organization are centered on the elderly, pre-school and school age children, and mentally ill and mentally challenged customers.

Advisor: Teresa George,

Phi Beta Lambda

The primary goals of the organization are to develop competent, aggressive business leadership; encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty; assist students in the establishment of occupational goals; facilitate the transition from school to work; and develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism. Membership is open to all college students. Joining the local chapter will provide membership in the state and national chapters.

Advisor: Crystal Jones,

Phi Theta Kappa

Membership is extended by invitation. To be considered for membership a student must (1) be enrolled in a two-year college, (2) have accumulated 12 semester credit hours, (3) have achieved a cumulative grade-point average of not less than 3.2, (4) have established academic excellence as judged by faculty, and (5) be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship.

Advisor: Tiffany Slagle 

RN Nursing Club

The purpose of the Nursing Club is to assume responsibility for contributing to nursing education in order to provide for the highest quality health care; to provide programs representative of fundamental and current professional interest and concerns, and to aid in the development of the whole person, and his/her professional role, and his/her responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life. The Nursing Club also sponsors different programs including health fairs that are open to the local communities in a spirit of “giving back” to all who are supportive of the college. Only students already enrolled in the state approved program at SVCC leading to licensure as a registered nurse are eligible to join.

Advisor: Felicia Omick,

Student Veterans of America

 The SVA club mission is to foster veteran friendly relationships toward a common purpose to do good things for other veterans, spouses of veterans, the college, and the community. To recruit and retain at least 80% of enrolled student veterans, student spouses, and student dependents of veterans at SVCC - Christanna Campus. To encourage success in educational and training programs for all student veterans.

Advisor: Tonia Talbott,

SVEC Student Ambassadors Organization

The SVEC Student Ambassadors Organization will empower our students to realize the value of giving back to the community through outreach and volunteer projects. The members of the organization will also represent SVCC in a positive light at various community events. Members will also foster positive team building and leadership development experiences.

Advisors: Erica Andrews,; Dawn Roberts,; and Starla Wellenhoofer,

Transfer Club

To provide a means for students to broaden their knowledge of transfer procedures by attending various events, encouraging participation in activities, on- and off-campus, and extending their knowledge of transfer procedures.

       Advisor:  Tonia Talbott  and Vittoria Williams