The place to become involved...
Co-Lin offers wonderful challenges and exceptional academics, but it's a lot of fun here, too.
Alpha Omega Science Club/Tri Beta (Wesson)
The Alpha Omega Science Club is open to all science students. The club is involved in a variety of activities including monthly meetings with guest speakers and community and campus service projects. The objective of the club is to provide information that will promote the sciences and aid students in choosing a science based career. Active Alpha Omega members with at least a 3.0 GPA may be inducted into Beta Beta Beta National Honor Society in the spring semester. Tri Beta is a nationally recognized Biology Honor Society with scholarship opportunities for involved students.
The Association of Child Development Technology is a club for Child Development Technology students. The ACDT Club has fund raisers to help purchase equipment for the Co-Lin Child Development Center. The club also helps sponsor the annual St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Trike-A-Thon. During the Week of the Young Child, the club provides hand-outs on seat belt safety awareness, developmentally appropriate activities, and articles on stages of development to our children’s parents.
The Baptist Student Union, Natchez Campus, is open to all students regardless of faith or denomination. BSU Natchez is involved in a wide variety of activities, including Christian fellowship meetings, some at local restaurants for a Dutch-treat meal, and community and campus service projects. Ten-minute Bible studies are conducted by student members at various times.
The Baptist Student Union (BSU) Wesson Campus is a collegiate ministry that is Christ centered, church supported and student lead. Although funding is provided by local Southern Baptist churches and the Mississippi Baptist Convention, the BSU is available to all students regardless of their denomination or faith. Our purpose is to lead students into a personal relationship with Christ, disciple students who already know Him and to equip and encourage students to reach their peers with the Gospel. Students come together each Monday evening for a weekly praise and worship service. There are also a number of activities that students can involve themselves in including dorm Bible studies, chapel services, nursing home ministry, summer mission opportunities, community projects, conferences and several special events each semester. The Baptist Student Center is open from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. for students to come and enjoy.
The Co-Lin Concert Choir is open to all students who are interested in singing a wide variety of vocal music. Rehearsals are at 1:00, Monday through Thursday, and attendance is required. Sign up for MUO 1211 51 on your class schedule. The Sojourners Show Choir and the Ambassadors Vocal Ensemble are selected from an audition at the beginning of each semester. Members of the Sojourners and Ambassadors are required to join the Concert Choir. Generous scholarships are awarded for participation in all choral music groups.
Circle K is sponsored by the Natchez Kiwanis Club. Membership is open to any student of good character and satisfactory scholastic standing, who is officially enrolled at the Natchez Campus. The objective of Circle K is to provide students a means to help others on campus or in society.
Co-Lin Centurions History Club (Wesson)
The purpose of the Copiah-Lincoln Centurions History Club is to encourage the study and enjoyment of history for its members through conferences, lectures, and discussion. A secondary purpose is to facilitate interaction between students of history and Co-Lin's History Department faculty, thereby allowing a wider discussion of history, its uses and meanings. Membership is open to any Co-Lin student who holds an interest in the study of history, regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or current program of study.
Copiah-Lincoln Student Society for Medical Technology is an organization dedicated to those students interested in a career in medical technology. The association members at the Wesson Campus sponsor activities, fundraisers, and promote the medical laboratory profession. The MLT Club provides appropriate student organization activities including leadership development and critical thinking skills. The club sponsors a blood drive each semester. Students are affiliated with the American Society of Clinical Laboratory Science-Mississippi allowing opportunities to interact with other laboratory professionals on both the state and national level.
Membership consists of freshmen and sophomore associate degree nursing students who join either the campus organization and/or state organizations which include MOSA and MSNA. The purpose is to promote fellowship, serve the community, and promote professional development.
The Drama Club presents a dramatic production on campus during the fall semester and provides plays in schools and other public facilities for a planned tour during the spring semester. The purpose of the club is to provide an opportunity for theatrical experience on the college campus while stimulating interest in drama for the college and local community. Objectives of the club include: (1) Explore stage presence and poise; (2) Gain understanding of clear vocal diction; and (3) Acquire skills for proper sound production.
Students in the Business and Marketing Management Technology program or the Hospitality and Tourism Management Technology program are encouraged to become members of the local Delta Epsilon Chi (DEX) chapter. DEX activities promote occupational, professional, and leadership growth among its members. Students are given the opportunity to meet persons enrolled in similar technical programs throughout the state and nation. Members can showcase their competence and receive recognition through the state and national career development conferences. Members participate in social activities to develop leadership skills and community service projects.
El Club de Español (The Spanish Club) encourages interest in the language and culture of Hispanic countries. Members include students of the language as well as those with business and professional interests in its application. The organization’s objective is to cultivate relationships with Spanish-speaking people and promote cultural awareness of their way of life. In monthly meetings and field trips, members are exposed to Spanish history, art, music, food, and customs. Similarities and differences are explored as Spanish-speaking guests share their ideas, beliefs, and experiences through this opportunity of intercultural communication.
The Fellowship of Christian Students is an inter-denominational organization with the purpose of representing the love of Christ on our campus. This is done through various means such as prayer and Bible study groups as well as in open meeting on campus.
The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Natchez Campus Film Club is open to any full- or part-time student at the Natchez campus. The club’s principal activities are: regular meetings at the campus, discussion groups regarding films, writing film reviews for the campus newspaper, periodic showing of films on campus, and group activities centered on films.
The Food Service Committee consists of students and cafeteria employees. The purpose of the committee is to address student concerns or requests about the menu or food services in order to meet the needs of the students. The committee is welcome to plan and participate in monthly food promotions.
The Copiah-Lincoln Community College Natchez Future Teacher Club is open to any full- or part-time students interested in pursuing a career in the education field. Meetings will be called periodically for discussions and information about the teaching profession.
The Future Teachers of America is an organization which is open to any full- or part-time students interested in pursuing a career in the education field. Meetings will be called periodically for discussion and information about the teaching profession.
It is the stated purpose of the Co-Lin Martial Arts Club to enhance both physical and academic training in order to provide a well rounded education. It has long been the goal of Martial Artists to excel at both “pen and sword,” meaning in time of peace leaders should prepare themselves through education and in times of war they should be prepared to lead on the battlefield. Members of the Co-Lin Martial Arts Club will have the opportunity to study various Martial Art disciplines and will have the chance to attend internationally recognized seminars and competition.
Students and staff of Copiah-Lincoln Community College can have their writings considered for publication in Microcosm, a publication of the Humanities and Arts departments of the college. Submissions of creative work including poems, short stories, essays and one-act plays are accepted until January 10th of each school year. Microcosm is slated for publication during the spring semesters. Students can also enroll in the Creative Writing/Microcosm course to foster creative writing talents and work on the publication.
The award-winning Natchez Campus newspaper, N-Sights, is published throughout the school year by the journalism department. Students working on the tabloid-sized newspaper receive one semester hour credit and meet their instructor at regular intervals each week. The paper is distributed free to all students, faculty, administration, and interested community citizens. N-Sights was judged the best community college tabloid in Mississippi for 2006 by the College Public Relations Association of Mississippi. N-Sights also sponsors a variety of on-campus events each year.
Since 1990, Copiah-Lincoln Community College has sponsored the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration, an annual conference held in early spring. This award-winning international conference focuses each year on an interesting aspect of the Mississippi’s history, literature, and culture. The 2010 Celebration will mark the 21st anniversary and will be held February 25-28, 2010, with the theme “Humor in the Deep South.”
The event is co-sponsored by the National Park Service’s Natchez National Historical Park, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, and Mississippi Public Broadcasting.
Co-Lin students, faculty, staff and friends are once again invited to participate in presenting this prestigious conference, which has won much national recognition. In 1991 it won the Governor’s Award for Tourism Achievement and in 1996 the Most Outstanding Festival or Event in Mississippi from the Mississippi Tourism Council. In 1995 it was chosen for an Olympiad award for outstanding humanities programming by the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. And in 2002 an official Mississippi Humanities Council evaluator pronounced the celebration “the state’s premiere humanities public program.”
The National Technical Honor Society is America’s highest award for excellence in career and technical education. Thousands of high schools and colleges in the United States and in the Bahamas have a chapter on their campus. NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace. To be eligible, a career student must have at least a 3.5 GPA, and a technical student must have at least a 3.0 GPA in a career-technical program. The student must be recommended by the program instructor and be a member of their respective professional organization. College students who were inducted into high school chapters can request that their membership be transferred to the college chapter at no additional cost.
Phi Beta Lambda is the collegiate division of the national association, Future Business Leaders of America–Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL). PBL’s main focus is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. Phi Beta Lambda chapters throughout the nation initiate business ventures, organize community service projects, attend state and national leadership conferences, participate in fundraisers, and create publications. Selective PBL students enter competition held on the state and national levels choosing from over 50 available events. PBL meetings and activities at offer members opportunities to interact with local companies and their executives. This organization ultimately gives motivated members a chance to become more marketable in a fast-paced, competitive workplace.
Alpha Alpha Zeta Chapter (Natchez)
Beta Xsi Psi Chapter (Simpson)
Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor’s society for two-year colleges, was organized in 1918 to promote scholarship, leadership, service, and fellowship; to develop character; and to cultivate friendship among the students of the community colleges of the United States of America. There are over one million members worldwide who are eligible for significant transfer scholarships at senior institutions. Members of the chapter attend the Annual International Conventions held in various host cities in the United States. To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa, a student must have completed at least 12 semester hours of transferable academic coursework and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Members then must maintain a specified GPA to remain in good standing. Induction ceremonies are held twice a year, during the fall semester and during the spring semester.
Mississippi Practical Nursing Nurses Association is an organization dedicated to those students interested in careers as Practical Nurses. The association members sponsor activities, fund-raisers and promote the nursing profession.
The President’s Council was established at Co-Lin in 1978. The group consists of club and organization presidents and student leaders. The purpose of the group is to facilitate the sharing of information among student leaders and to provide them an opportunity to share ideas and concerns with the College Administration.
Refractions, campus literary magazine, is published annually each spring. Creative writing and art work are featured in the booklet, which is published by the English department. Copies of the magazine are distributed free to all students, faculty, administration, and interested community citizens. A writing contest is sponsored each year, with local winners’ works submitted in competition sponsored by the Mississippi Community College Creative Writing Association.
The Natchez Campus has a very active Relay for Life Team, which hosts a variety of events as fund-raisers for the American Cancer Society. The Relay team, called Team Co-Lin, participates in the annual Relay for Life, held generally in April or May. The team is open to all students and staff.
SAGE (Student Adults Gaining Education) was established in 1995 to provide support for non-traditional students striving to continue their education, while maintaining social diversity. This organization allows these students the opportunity to grow as individuals on a college campus. SAGE members participate in two service projects each year. Topics of interest and speakers on subjects such as study skills, time management, financial aid, and interview skills are provided throughout the year.
Skills USA (formerly called Vocational Industrial Club of America) is a national association of high school, vocational, and community college students interested in vocational careers. Membership is open to all vocational students. The purpose of Skills USA is to provide opportunities for students to develop their vocational skills and to promote civic and personal responsibility. The chapter affords students the opportunity to meet persons enrolled in other vocational programs throughout the state and nation, and to test their skills and knowledge against them in competition. Social activities are also planned on the Co-Lin level.
The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the legislative body for all students at the Wesson Campus, Natchez Campus and Simpson County Center and serves in an advisory capacity to the administration. The purpose of this organization is: (1) to promote the general welfare of the school, (2) to create and maintain standards of good citizenship among the students, and (3) to create opportunities for closer cooperation between the students and faculty. All students who are regularly enrolled (full and part time) are represented by the Student Government Association. Student Government Association officers assist in planning campus wide activities such as dances, Homecoming week activities and Spring Fling Week.
The membership of the SGA consists of three elected executive officers (president, vice-president, and secretary/treasurer), two elected representatives from both the freshman and sophomore classes, and the president, vice-president, and secretary treasurer of each class. All members of this organization must maintain an academic 2.0 average. The SGA president is elected during the spring semester. He/she can only serve one term and must be a sophomore. SGA members must maintain a “C” average and must maintain full-time enrollment.
Each student who wishes to be nominated for one of these positions must pick up a nominating petition in the Vice President’s office (Natchez, Simpson) or the Dean of Students (Wesson) and return it no later than the designated time. All nominating petitions must be signed by 15 students, one faculty member, and by the Director of Admissions for grade verification. Each nominee must be a full-time student both semesters.
Sigma Kappa Delta is a national English honor society for two-year colleges. Copiah-Lincoln’s Delta Alpha chapter extends membership to outstanding students of the English language and literature. SKD provides members opportunities to enhance their studies of English Language and literature through programs, service projects, and field trips. The chapter also recognizes outstanding alumni and faculty through inclusion in the Literary Hall of Fame.
The Scholar’ Bowl Team competes against other community colleges in quiz bowl tournaments. The team is comprised of four players and up to two alternates, who compete by answering questions drawn from a variety of subject areas including literature, history, science, math, psychology, sociology, philosophy, religion, sports and popular culture. Team membership is determined by tryouts held every fall, and team members earn one hour of credit for participation in the spring.
The Student Society of Radiologic Technologists (S.S.R.T.) is an affiliate of the Mississippi Society of Radiologic Technologists (M.S.R.T.). Our students are dedicated to the support and enhancement of the Radiologic Science profession, including the advancement of radiologic technology, the promotion of higher standards of education and the improvement of patient care quality. The SSRT members attend the MSRT conference each fall to learn the business of the society and attend educational forums. Bi-annually the MSRT publishes a professional journal, The Beam, which includes research manuscripts and exhibits of SSRT participants.
The Student Veterans Association (SVA) is a group of college-based military veterans and supporters dedicated to supporting military veteran’s higher education and their families. Membership of the SVA is open to all faculty, staff and students with a military connection at Co-Lin, regardless of campus. The SVA objectives include promoting communication and interaction among veterans in order to promote veterans helping veterans; sponsoring mixers to promote the above and social events that include family, loved ones, and supporters of veterans; educating the college community about the special experiences, circumstances, strengths, and needs of the military veteran and their families; promoting actions and connections with the military/veteran-related groups; and aiding in veteran student teams/groups participation in college activities. This is the newest of Co-Lin’s student organizations and all are encouraged to watch for upcoming announcements concerning the SVA.
Trailblazers are the hospitality/recruiting group who take part in many activities at Co-Lin. They do everything from ushering at programs to serving as hosts/hostesses for special events on campus. They also have recruiting duties that include visiting high schools in the seven county districts of Copiah, Lincoln, Lawrence, Simpson, Franklin, Adams and Jefferson Counties. Applications can be picked up in Student Services or the Counseling Center (Wesson) or the Vice President's Office (Natchez, Simpson). All applicants go through a selection process which includes a required instructional meeting and interviews. The number of applicants selected varies from year to year.
Trillium is the college's yearbook, published annually each spring and available to students for $10 per book. Trillium conducts the Who’s Who contest (Natchez) and the Trillium Beauty Pageant (Wesson) each fall. Students are eligible to enroll in the College Publications class and receive credit for their work (Natchez). Staff members (Wesson Campus) are selected through an application and interview process. A limited number of positions are available.
The Wolf Tales is the award-winning student newspaper for the Wesson Campus and the Simpson County Center. The Wolf Tales publishes six editions per academic year (three in the fall and three in the spring). To become a member of The Wolf Tales staff, a student must enroll in JOU 1111 College Publications and receive credit for their work.
The Women’s Residence Council is an organization of selected students who represent the dormitories of Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Wesson Campus. Our organization works to raise money that will benefit the girls’ dormitories. Members must be of good character and maintain a 2.5 GPA.
The Wesley Foundation attempts to enrich the spiritual, educational and social lives of college students and faculty. Weekly meetings are held which include a variety of stimulating programs along with a free lunch. The Wesley Foundation is involved in service projects, encouragement of the arts, and provides scholarships for deserving students. The Wesley Foundation is sponsored by the United Methodist Church.