Student Activities

The Student Government Association serves as the representative voice of students. All enrolled Institute students are members of the Student Government Association, which affords each student an opportunity to promote, support, and participate in a well-rounded student life program.

The president is elected in a general student election. Student opinions may be expressed at the open meeting of the Association, or ideas, suggestions and/or concerns may be submitted through SGA suggestion boxes at various campus locations.

The Student Government Association offices are located in the Beeson Building (Room 105).

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programs. Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education with more than 2.5 million members and 1,275 chapters located in 50 United States, U.S. Territories, Canada, Germany, Peru, the British Virgin Islands, the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the United Arab Emirates. In 1929, the American Association of Community Colleges recognized Phi Theta Kappa as the official honor society for two-year colleges.

The complement of services, innovative programs, and membership benefits offered by Phi Theta Kappa today is unequaled among honor societies. The programs focus on the Society's Hallmarks of Scholarship, Leadership, Service and Fellowship. To be eligible for membership a student must complete a minimum of twelve hours of associate degree course work, have a current grade point average of 3.5 or higher, and have an overall grade point average of 3.0. Eligible students receive invitations to join by mail in the fall and spring. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college.

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Setzer Student Centerr

The Richard W. Setzer Student Center provides facilities for leisure-time recreation and is the center for many extracurricular activities. The Center includes an information center, game areas, a TV room, snack bar, reservations office, video lounge, ballroom, reading room, and various meeting rooms and lounges. The Center also houses the offices of Lamar Alive! student organizations, student publications, and various staff members. Various dining options are available at Mirabeau's and the Cardinal Nest.

Lamar Alive!

Lamar Alive! Student-programming board is responsible for providing the campus with a diverse schedule of programs and extracurricular activities. The programming board of Lamar Alive! consists of student directors and committees, which develop social, educational and cultural experiences for Lamar Institute of Technology and Lamar University students. Dedicated volunteers and committee members plan traditional events such as: Homecoming, Mardi Gras Celebration, African American History Month, AIDS Awareness, Diversity Week, Lectures, Cardinal Comedy Corner, Poetry Night and other special events. Membership is open to all students who meet the extracurricular activity standards as outlined in the Student Handbook. For more information, contact the Assistant Director for Activities at 409.880.8722.

Student Organizations

More than 140 registered student organizations offer student membership opportunities in the following types of organizations: departmental/professional, honor, mutual interest, religious, service, spirit, sports, and social. Students are encouraged to join the organization(s) of their choice and participate in the many developmental, leadership, and philanthropic programs that are offered. Students can obtain additional information by contacting the Office of Student Organization Services at (409) 880-8722 or the Institute's Student Services Offices 409.880.8189.