Belmont provides a well-rounded program of social, cultural, and recreational events for all students. Various activities and programs are regularly announced through college publications. Participation in student activities is encouraged, however, each student is expected to exercise his or her best judgment as to the degree and extent of extracurricular involvement.
Student organizations at Belmont provide opportunities for students to develop personal, professional, and intellectual skills by allowing them to actively engage in the college community. Involvement in student organizations is just one of many ways for students to become involved on campus. Students are encouraged to work with Belmont Student Services staff to develop and plan additional student organizations. A process has been developed for approval and recognition of student groups.
- Student Government Association (SGA) – The Student Government Association (SGA) is the official voice of the Belmont College student body, advocating on behalf of students to the College administration. SGA works to promote the general welfare of students, provide activities and programs of educational value to the college community and promote, within the college, a connection between students, administration, staff and faculty.The primary objective of the Student Government Association is to provide an opportunity for students to come together and participate in all aspects of their campus for the betterment of their fellow students and their community. All students are encouraged to attend the SGA meetings and voice their concerns or wishes.
- Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) – The Belmont College chapter of this International Academic Honor Society, named Beta Theta Mu, is open (by invitation) to students who have achieved a 3.75 cumulative GPA (or higher) after having earned 20 credit hours of associate degree coursework at Belmont College. Practical Nursing certificate program students are also eligible for consideration. Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the international honor society of two-year colleges. Since its founding in 1918, the purpose of PTK has been to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, the society provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for the intellectual exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship among scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuous academic excellence. Members are recognized internationally for their academic achievements, as well as at the Belmont College graduation ceremony by the wearing of honors regalia. Membership provides opportunities for scholarships for those students wanting to transfer to a four-year college or university.
- Belmont College Alumni Association – The Belmont College Alumni Association was formed in summer 2001 as a way for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater. The Association officially kicked off in 2002 with an event that included an election of officers. Membership in the Alumni Association is open to anyone who has been associated with the College as a student. This includes those who have earned an associate’s degree as well as individuals who have successfully completed certificate programs. An Alumni Council, comprising graduates from all class years, guides the activities of the Association. Currently, volunteers are needed to serve on the Council. For more information about how you can join the Belmont College Alumni Council, or to learn more about special offers and activities for alumni, contact the Belmont College Alumni Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Program Specific Organizations:
- Building Preservation (BPR) Student Association – BPR students interested in joining this organization are encouraged to contact the Program Chair.
- Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) – This organization of students interested in Information Technology is affiliated with the Greater Wheeling AITP. The organization provides IT students with opportunities to meet with and learn from technology professionals who work in Ohio Valley technology industries. The Student Association of Information Technology Professionals gives students a firsthand look at potential future employers and helps students maintain current IT skills through educational opportunities provided by The Greater Wheeling AITP. Students interested in this group can contact Professor Hank Cardello at ext. 1086 for more information.
- Association of Student Medical Assistants (ASMA) – The Association of Student Medical Assistants is an organization of students in the Medical Assistant program at Belmont College. The purpose of the organization is to create opportunities for professional development networking furthering the application of curriculum. Students interested in joining this organization should contact the Program Chair.
- Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio (LPNAO) – Students enrolled in the Practical Nursing Program are eligible for membership in this organization. Details are available from the Assistant Director of Nursing, any nursing faculty, or by visiting Licensed Practical Nurse Association of Ohio, Inc.
- Student Nurses Association (SNA) – Students enrolled in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program are eligible for membership in this organization. Students interested in joining this organization should contact the Director of Nursing.