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Clubs & Organizations

Through dozens of student clubs and organizations, the student experience at Pellissippi State provides plenty of opportunities for personal enrichment. Students can gain experience in developing lifelong skills like leadership, event planning, budgeting and communication through experience in student clubs – and these valuable skills are relevant for future careers and community service.

If you don’t find a student club or organization that meets your needs, you might be interested in starting your own! For more information about that process, please read our Student Organization Handbook and read more about our New Club Process.

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COSA Student Activities Board (SAB)

Plan, organizes, implements and evaluates activities on campus. Offering the student body educational, social, and cultural enrichment opportunities.

COSA Liaison - provides representation for the interests and the voice of the student body by working in partnership with the Administration on decisions pertaining to student issues.

Blount County (BC)
Division Street (DS)
Magnolia Avenue (MA)
Hardin Valley (HV)

Active Black Student Association

Provides an opportunity for students to create, plan, and implement programming of college programs and a forum for the discussion of concerns to the minority student and a support group to encourage.

DS - Marcia Coleman
MA - Rosalyn Tillman
HV - Gwen Miller

American Institute of Graphic Arts

To raise awareness about events in the design community as well as promote networking to aid students upon graduation.  

HV - Stewart Taylor

American Marketing Association

Provides relevant marketing experiences for students interested in the marketing field.

HV - Lisa Bogaty

American Society of Interior Designers

To promote the interior design professions while providing cooperative relationships with design professionals and related industry through extra-curricular activities.

HV - Margaret Ann Jeffries

ASL Please!

To promote ASL (American Sign Language) awareness and demote signed English.

HV - Gay Baker

Association of Information Technology Professionals

To promote the data processing profession as well as provide enhanced training for future professionals.

HV - Gitti Negahban

Association for Networking and System Administration

To promote the networking technologies profession as well as provide enhanced training for future professionals.

HV - Jerry Sherrod

Business Club

 To work closely with start-up companies in the community to help launch and grow businesses and become partners in success allowing opportunities to learn about other forms of investment.

HV - Joe Zitka

Club Ed

To provide opportunities for student to develop leadership skills through participation in college and community service projects, as well as cultivate relationships with other students to promote welfare and education of young children.

HV - Terenia Moody

College Democrats

 To provide a voice and visibility for those affiliated with the Democratic party on campus. Inform members of political issues and concerns. We represent Democratic thought and theory and become involved with local and national elections.

MA - Rosalyn Tillman

Communications Club 

To provide networking opportunities for students interested in speech, journalism, public relations and communications studies.

HV - Susan Childress

Creative Writing Club

To engage and support creative writers at Pellissippi State.

HV - Robert Lloyd
MA - Moira Connelly

Drama Club

To develop dramatic talent and the art of acting, to cultivate a taste for the best in drama, and foster cultural values developed by dramatics.

HV - Charles Miller
MA - Richard Patton

Fencing Club

 To promote the sport of fencing through instruction of its history and teach others in the community about fencing’s health and personal development benefits.

HV - Mark Cotter

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Robotics Club

To promote professionalism among the student members and cooperative relationships with local industries.

HV - Carl Mallette

International Club

To share each other’s customs and culture, to have fun and join in activities for the betterment of the student body.

HV - Lucinda Alexander

Just Dance

To dance and have fun, relieve stress, and enjoy a therapeutic environment where everyone can let loose.

HV - Rachel Glazener

Multi-Cultural Awareness Club

To provide Multi-cultural participation in the planning and implementation of college programs and policies.  Also provide a forum for the discussion of concerns to the multi-cultural student.

HV - Gayle Wood
MA - Rosalyn Tillman
BC -

Music Club

To provide personal and educational benefits to students using performing arts for the purpose of musical expression.

BC - Ashley Boone

Imaginary Gardens

To produce a literary magazine each spring semester featuring short stories, poetry, artwork and photography submitted by students.

HV - Robert Lloyd


An independent learning and service organization that inspires and mentors Pellissippi State students committed to finding joy & direction in their educational pursuits with a head/heart/hands approach.

HV - Annie Gray
Trent Eades

Pellissippi Paralegal Association

To provide academic support programs and activities that will enhance the learning experience of the paralegal studies students.

DS - Liz McCowan

Pellissippi Press

To produce a student newspaper that provides a forum of expression for the students of Pellissippi State.

HV - Donn King

Pellissippi Pride

To offer unity, resources and support in social, educational and political environments for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students, faculty, staff and their allies.

HV - Tyra Barrett

Pellissippi Ultimate Frisbee

To give students, faculty, and staff a place to come together and enjoy Ultimate Frisbee.

HV - John May

Philosophy Club

To provide a forum for students to explore philosophy outside the classroom.

HV - Dr. Heidi Speck

Phi Theta Kappa

This national honor society for two-year colleges recognizes academic excellence among students at Pellissippi State.

HV - Ann Kronk

Soccer Club

To give students who have a passion for soccer an opportunity to play in a friendly environment.

HV - Craig Anderson

SAACS (Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society)

To spread interest in chemistry and chemical careers to current students enrolled in a science or engineering major. To broaden what chemistry is and where it is applicable in daily lives.

HV - Rachel Glazener

Science Club

To promote interest in the sciences by exploring life science issues through discussions, lectures and field trips.

HV - Jerry Burns

S.U.R.G.E. (Sci-fi, Ultima-anime, Role-playing, Games & Everything else)

To analyze and discuss episodes of interest, cooperate as a community to go to a convention with fundraising and special events.

HV - Katie Lovette

Short Film Club

To bring more short films to Pellissippi State students in a guided, yet creative setting and experience to those in that chosen field.

HV - Katie Lovette

Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME)

To provide networking and knowledge that enables professional growth in the manufacturing community.

HV - Pat Riddle

SNAPS (Student Nurses Association Pellissippi State)

To educate nursing students and promote their involvement in a professional nursing organization.

MA - Patricia U. Crotty


To provide fellowship and support to non-traditional students at Blount County Campus.

BC - Betsy Boyd

Student Hospitality Club

To provide networking and site visit opportunities for hospitality students in conjunction with professional organizations such as KTA & THA.

DS - Holly Knowling

Student Tennessee Education Association of Pellissippi

To provide an organization for students interested in a career in education.

HV - Katherine Bernstorf
MA - Suzann Swiney
BC - Kelly Forester

Student Veteran's Group

To connect fellow Veterans with each other and offer services that will help them facilitate a transition from military life to that of a student at Pellissippi State.

HV - Ron Bridges

Tennessee Intercollegiate Student Legislature

Students taking the initiative and providing leadership to organize themselves for learning about state government and expressing their views on state issues.

HV - Kim Thomas-LaRue

Changes and additions can occur throughout the school year.