Clubs and Organizations
Student activities allow students to come together and form long-lasting relationships, while gaining experience, transferable skills and knowledge. Becoming involved in student clubs and organizations promotes a sense of community and provides a higher quality of student life. We encourage students to enrich their educational experience by becoming involved in campus organizations and activities.
Student Government Association
Northwest LTCC has established Student Government Associations at each of the three campus locations, which operate under a campus-level Constitution. The Student Government Association (SGA) on each campus is assigned an advisor who will serve as a liaison between the SGA and the college administration. The dean of each campus designates the advisor. The campus dean has overall responsibility for ensuring that the Student Government Association is administered in accordance with the policies of the College and the LCTCS Board of Supervisors.
The election of SGA officers takes place each spring; this election is conducted by incumbent SGA officers and supervised/coordinated by the SGA Advisor. A tuition waiver of $500.00 for the President and $250 for the Secretary/Treasurer is granted to two elected SGA officers at each campus. SGA officers must maintain enrollment in at least 9 credit hours; be in good academic standing, and maintain the required cumulative and semester grade point average (GPA) as deemed by the SGA Constitution. For more information, see the Northwest LTCC Catalog and Student Handbook.
National Technical Honor Society
NTHS is the acknowledged leader in the recognition of outstanding student achievement in career and technical education. Northwest LTCC offers this nationally recognized honor society to students. Individuals interested in joining NTHS must:
- have a current overall GPA of 3.5 or above;
- be at least a second semester student;
- maintain an overall GPA of 3.0 and maintain a GPA of 3.25 in their program to remain an active member;
- not have discipline and/or academic attendance problems.
Being a part of NTHS encourages higher scholastic achievement, cultivates a desire for personal excellence, and helps top students find success in today’s highly competitive workplace. Full-time students inducted as NTHS members are eligible to apply for scholarships through the NTHS website at www.nths.org. NTHS members receive a stole that can be worn at graduation.
Phi Theta Kappa
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society for two-year college students. It is the largest honor society in higher education. Each spring, Northwest LTCC participates in the PTK’s All-Louisiana Academic Team through the Louisiana Community and Technical College System. Outstanding students that also demonstrate leadership at Northwest LTC and/or within their community, are nominated as potential members of this all-state academic team. PTK honorees receive a medallion that can be worn at graduation.
Student Ambassadors are current students that make up a dynamic team of volunteers and leaders who represent Northwest LTCC both on campus and in the community. Ambassadors lead tours for future students and guests to the College and they participate in recruitment efforts off-campus. If you are interested in becoming a Student Ambassador see your Campus Dean for more information.