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, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, and Representative at Large are elected in a general student election. Student opinions may be expressed at the open meeting of the SGA.

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 semesters. Students must maintain a high academic standing throughout their enrollment in the two-year college.

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Setzer Student Center

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.