Student Activities, Organizations, and Programs
Frank Phillips College provides a variety of activities, organizations, and programs to foster the social, cultural, physical, and intellectual growth of students. All students are encouraged to participate. Campus organizations sponsor various events such as dances, bowling, skating, and even X-box tournaments.
Annual events that take place each year are Baby Animal day, College day, Orientation, and Senior Roundup. FPC hosts these events. For more details contact Student Services.
The Business Club is a social and service organization designed for students who are preparing for careers in business and industry or for careers in business education. Members learn how to engage in individual and group business enterprises, how to develop leadership qualities, and how to better prepare themselves for business careers through contacts with successful business people.
The Computer Club is designed for students who are preparing for a career in or who are interested in computers or computer-related technology. Members will benefit by investigating cutting-edge technology, interacting with professionals and peers, and participating in objective-based learning sessions. Activities will include regular meetings, career enhancement activities, fund raising, and interactive internet-based projects.
The Cosmetology Club is a social and service organization for students who are preparing for careers in cosmetology. Membership allows students to interact with the professional community and other students with similar interests.
Club activities include entering the student competition at the International Beauty Show in Dallas and fund-raising to support local charities. For more information, contact the Cosmetology Department.
Future Teachers’ Association
Future Teachers’ Association strives to create a campus network of information as well as a sense of community for students planning to teach. The group seeks affiliation with state and national educators’ groups.
The Music Department invites any interested students to belong to the Music Club. Students are updated as to musical events occurring on and off-campus and are eligible to become members of the Texas Music Educators National Conference. Members of the Music Club serve as active participants in and supporters of the Frank Phillips College Music Department. For more information, contact the Music Department.Circle K International
Circle K International is comprised of college and university students who are responsible citizens and leaders with a commitment to community service worldwide. This club exists to meet the personal needs of the individual student through the qualities of leadership, the rewards of service, and the unique spirit of friendship. Circle K International is a member of the Kiwanis International family with a membership of more than 12,000 students on more than 525 campuses around the globe. This group is very active on campus. Attend a meeting and find out what we are all about... There is an application process. For more information contact Student Services in L19.
Phi Theta Kappa Fraternity
Phi Theta Kappa is the national community and junior college honor fraternity. Its purpose is to recognize and encourage scholarship among junior college students. Working toward this goal, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunity for the development of leadership for scholars and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.
To be eligible for membership, a student must be regularly enrolled in college, carrying a full-time load, and have completed at least one semester. At least 12 hours of this work must be in courses leading to a recognized degree in a fully accredited university or four-year college. In addition to these requirements, a student must also be of good moral character and possess recognized qualities of citizenship as judged by the faculty and be within the upper scholastic ten percent of the regularly enrolled student body. To maintain active membership, a student must have a grade point average of not less than a three-point on a four-point system, which is a “B,” at the end of any given term. For more information, contact any faculty member.
Plainsmen Rodeo Club
The Plainsmen Rodeo Club is designed for students who are preparing for a career in some type of agriculture and/or enjoy the sport of rodeo. Members develop leadership qualities and learn how to better prepare themselves for agricultural careers through contact with successful professionals in all phases of agriculture: farming, ranching, feedlots, and agribusiness.
The club is designed to promote intercollegiate rodeo as an organized standard collegiate sport. The club also fosters interest, understanding, and appreciation of our western heritage. Members of the Rodeo Club may board their horses in the new club stalls. For information and fee schedule, contact the Agriculture Department.
The Student Senate is composed of students representing all areas of Frank Phillips College. The student body elects an Executive Council, which includes the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian. To serve on the Senate, a student must maintain a 2.0 GPA and be enrolled in at least 12 semester hours.
Among the services the Senate provides are: (1) to act as a liaison between the student body and the faculty and administration; (2) to host social activities; (3) to have jurisdiction over all Senate elections; (4) to assist the administration in matters of student relations; and (5) to develop the art of democratic self-governing. For more information, contact the Office of Student Services.
Student Vocational Nursing Club
The purposes of the Student Vocational Nursing Club are: (1) to promote professional and social unity among students of this association; (2) to aid in the development and growth of the individual student by fostering good citizenship; (3) to provide financial assistance to current and future vocational nursing students; and (4) to provide fun and fellowship for vocational nursing students. For more information, contact the Nursing Department.
Frank Phillips College provides students with an opportunity to enjoy a variety of sports. All students are encouraged to participate in individual, dual, or team sports offered in the Intramural Sports Program. Additional information is available in the Athletic Department.
The Intercollegiate Athletics Program includes intercollegiate sports for men in baseball, basketball, livestock judging, and rodeo, and for women in basketball, softball, livestock judging, rodeo, and volleyball. All FPC sports are conducted under the guidelines of the Western Junior College Athletic Association and the National Junior College Athletic Association.