Students have opportunities for involvement in campus life through a variety of activities and organizations. The Student Government Association, the Union Board, and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry serve as major campus-wide organizations and represent large segments of the student body. These groups do not have narrowly defined membership criteria and are open to all students at Louisiana College. They offer a wide array of activities for students and provide student input into the development of programs, policies, and student activities. In addition to these major groups, a diverse group of service clubs and professional societies offer a wide range of options for involvement. The following sections describe student organizations and activities on the campus.
The Student Government Association (SGA) represents student views and concerns to the faculty and the administration. Governmental leaders participate in policy-making, the judiciary system, institutional planning, and implementation of College programs. Louisiana College SGA is a member of the American Student Government Association (ASGA). All social, academic, and honorary organizations are governed through the SGA under the supervision of the Presidents' Table. Chaired by the Vice President of the SGA, the Presidents' Table consists of all organizational presidents and serves as a coordinating body for organizational activities. The group meets monthly to plan campus-wide organizational activities and to provide input into policies governing organizations.
The SGA elects executive officers and representatives in a campus-wide election each spring semester. Freshmen Representatives and Commuter Representatives are elected in a special election held each fall. Any full-time student with a minimum grade point average of 2.00 is eligible for election to the board. Certain offices may require more stringent and specific criteria. Consult the SGA Constitution for detailed information. For more information or a copy of the SGA Constitution, call the SGA Office or the Dean of Students.
The Union Board sponsors social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities that are funded through the Union Board fee paid by all students. The Board organizes campus-wide activities, including concerts, fine arts events, coffeehouses, movies, and numerous special events. Union Board consists of two executive officers, selected by the Union Board staff in the fall semester, and a varying number of members. The Board is supervised by the Director of Student Activities. Any full-time student with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 may be eligible to apply for Union Board in the spring semester. Certain offices may require specific experience or expertise. Consult the Union Board constitution for detailed information.
- ATSA - Athletic Training Student Association, Department of Health & Physical Education
- EDUCATION CLUB - Elementary and Secondary Education Majors
- FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLUB - Division of Humanities
- HISTORY CLUB - Division of History, Political Science, and Pre-Law
- MU ALPHA THETA - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
- PI KAPPA DELTA - Communication Arts Department
- PSYCHOLOGY CLUB - Division of Human Behavior, Psychology Department
- SOCIAL WORK CLUB - Division of Human Behavior, Department of Social Work
- SOCIETY FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF MANAGEMENT - Division of Business Administration
- STUDENT NURSES ASSOCIATION - Division of Nursing
- ALPHA CHI - national scholarship society for juniors and seniors
- ALPHA EPSILON DELTA - National pre-med organization
- ALPHA KAPPA DELTA - National sociology society
- ALPHA LAMDBA DELTA - National scholarship society for freshmen and sophomores
- ALPHA MU GAMMA - National language society
- ALPHA PSI OMEGA - National theatrical society
- GAMMA BETA PHI - National leadership and community service society
- KAPPA DELTA PI - International education society
- NU TAU - a chapter of Sigma Tau, an international nursing honor society
- OMICRON DELTA KAPPA - National leadership and scholarship society for juniors and seniors
- PHI ALPHA - National social work society
- PSI CHI - National psychology honor society
- SIGMA TAU DELTA - National English society
CHRISTIAN VOCATIONS FELLOWSHIP
CATHOLIC STUDENT ORGANIZATION
PENTECOSTAL STUDENTS FELLOWSHIP (Fresh Fire)
WOMEN ON MISSION
The following groups are categorized as special-interest groups because of their uniqueness in sponsorship and supervision. They are not governed directly through the charter regulations of the SGA but are typically supported by SGA or College funds and have faculty or staff advisors. Involvement in these groups and activities may require auditions, interviews, or the simple indication of interest.
The purpose of the Wildcat Navigators is to assist Student Life with the planning and implementation of Wildcat Welcome orientation. This group of student leaders serves as guides for incoming students during the course of their Wildcat Welcome orientation and freshman year experience. Wildcat Navigators are selected by application and interviewed by a committee. They also receive a scholarship for their services. For more information or an application, visit here.
The purpose of student publications is to provide students with laboratory experience in publishing. The following student publications are under the supervision of the Division of Media, Communications, and Theatre.
In keeping with an ever-changing media landscape, in 2009 the Department of Convergence Media transitioned away from a traditional print newspaper to an online news platform, www.WildcatsMedia.com (www.lacollege.edu,) click on the Wildcats Media ribbon. Written, edited and published by student staff members, under the direction of a faculty adviser, the website provides a laboratory experience for the development of journalistic skills. Wildcats Media’s presence on the Internet includes a Facebook page, Twitter feed, and YouTube channel. For more information, call 318- 487-7597.
Wildcat Weekly is a newsletter designed to keep you up to date on events and to give health and safety tips. Please check your student email each Monday for new info.
LC Rec provides recreational opportunities in both team and individual sports year-round. These sports include men and women’s flag football, co-ed volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, men and women’s softball, men and women’s basketball, badminton, tennis, ping pong, pool, bowling, golf, and quidditch. Information is posted on the Activities board in the student center and is also available in the Wildcat Weekly every Monday. For more information, contact: 318-487-7195.
A variety of club sports are available for student participation. Competition schedules are set up by the clubs and advisors. Opportunities for participation include sailing and swimming.
Contact the Department of Health and Physical Education for more information at 318-487-7350.
The intercollegiate athletics program of Louisiana College has operated historically in strict adherence to philosophy and purpose in harmony with the support of the College’s identity and mission. The specific purposes of the athletics program include fostering healthy interpersonal relationships, inspiring a sense of spirit and pride among students, contributing to a comprehensive student recruitment program, promoting the spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being of students, and fostering intellectual, cultural, and social development outside the formal instructional program. All of these purposes support the College’s interests to educate the total person.
NCAA Division III, the American Southwest Conference, and the College agree with and support the attitudes, statements, and regulations espoused by those organizations regarding sportsmanship, ethics, amateur athletics competition, fair play, gender equity, and the financial support, academic success, and health and welfare of student-athletes. The College is committed to working with these organizations as it strives to accomplish both specific purposes of the athletic program and the overall mission of the College.
Varsity sports are offered through the Athletic Department. Louisiana College sponsors varsity athletic teams for both men and women in basketball, soccer, and tennis. LC also supports football, baseball, and golf for men; softball and cross country for women. Students may attend games and meets free of charge. A minimum ticket fee may be charged for tournaments and regional playoff
games. For further information, contact the Athletic Director at 318-487-7695.
Baseball: Men’s intercollegiate competition only.
Contact: Coach Mike Byrnes 318-487-7322
Basketball: Men’s & Women’s intercollegiate competition.
Men’s Contact: Coach Reni Mason 318-487-7503
Women’s Contact: Coach Matt LaBato 318-487-7432
Cheerleading: Men and women are selected through a competitive process; must be a full-time student with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Contact: Coach Natalie Nettles, firstname.lastname@example.org 318-308-3535
Wildcat Mascot: Man or woman is selected through a competitive process; must be a full-time student with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Contact: Coach Brittany Reed Campbell 337-577-4079
Spirit Line: Women are selected through a competitive process. Must be full-time students with a minimum of 2.0 GPA.
Cross Country Track: Men and Women’s intercollegiate competition.
Football: Men’s intercollegiate competition only.
Contact: Coach Drew Maddox 318-487-7725
Golf: Men’s and Women’s intercollegiate competition
Soccer: Men’s intercollegiate competition
Contact: Coach David Castillo
Women’s intercollegiate competition
Contact: Coach Carla Tejas
Softball: Women’s intercollegiate competition only.
Contact: Coach Barry Roberts 318-487-7131
Tennis: Men’s and Women’s intercollegiate competition.
Volleyball: Women’s intercollegiate competition
Contact: Brittany Salloum 318-487-7502
Sports Information Director
Contact: Richard Thiberville, Jr 318-487-7987
The LC Wildcat Cheerleaders and "Alex" the mascot are recognized College representatives who encourage school spirit and good sportsmanship at athletic events. The cheerleaders and mascot are selected each spring through an interview and try-out process. Scholarships are available for all cheerleaders and the mascot.
For more information, contact:
Coach Natalie Nettles:
Phone #: 318-308-3535
The Department of Communication Arts provides opportunities for participation in performing with the traveling drama team, Testify!, and membership on the College debate squad. The Department of Communication Arts is located in Martin Performing Arts Center.
The Louisiana College forensic tradition is almost as old as the school itself. The Debate Squad is open to any full-time student regardless of major. The Debate Squad attends several tournaments each year, mainly in the Deep South. They have attended international tournaments as well. No previous experience is required to participate. Some scholarship aid is available.
For additional information contact the Director of Forensics, Mr. Brian Manuel at 318-487-7594.
Persons interested in vocal and instrumental music may participate in the following groups.
The Louisiana College Chorale is a select group under the direction of the Director of Choral Activities. Course credit is offered and auditions are held each semester. For additional information, call 318-487-7336.
GraceNotes is a women’s ensemble under the direction of one of our voice instructors. Course credit is offered and auditions are held each semester. For additional information, call 318-487-7336.
Several concerts by this men’s chorus are held each semester for campus and community. Humor is a regular ingredient of each concert. Auditions are held each semester.
For additional information, contact 318-487-7336.
The Voices of LC are a select sub-group of the Chorale and are under the direction of Dr. Cameron Weatherford, 318-487-7404. Auditions are required.
Elevate Band is a traveling worship band that travels to Christian schools across Louisiana. Elevate is an audition-based group. Call 318-487-7404 for more information.
Chapel Band is a worship band that leads Louisiana College students in worship in chapel each week. Auditions are required.
Sponsored by the Department of Music, the LC/CENLA Band brings students and local community together for performances of classic, as well as popular, instrumental music. Course credit is offered.
For further information, call 318-487-7328.