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Activities & Organizations

Interested in starting a new club?

All it takes is the interest of three or more students to get the process started.  Here are the steps:


The American Design Drafting Association is a national nonprofit professional organization that offers membership to students of design drafting programs. Students enrolled in Computer Aided Design and Drafting, and Engineering programs are eligible for student membership:

  • Seeks to form strong ties between the business and education communities
  • Provides an opportunity for members to compete with other members in ADDA - affiliated colleges throughout the nation and to be rewarded for their achievements
  • Sponsors a rigorous curriculum certification programs for colleges offering design/drafting programs

Evening meetings are the third Wednesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in OTB 203; day time meetings are at 2:00 p.m. in OTB 203 on the third Thursday of each month. Meeting schedule may change each semester or each year.


Jack Johnson (270) 706-8675

The Acoustic Guitar Club meets every Wednesday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in JSO 131. The guitar club is designed for guitarists of all ability levels. It's a great place to meet and make connections with your fellow guitarists. You must provide your own acoustic guitar and have a great attitude. All acoustic instruments, not just guitars, are welcome.


Dr. John Dryden (270) 706-8540

Kentucky's BCMs exist to give every student, on every campus, a chance to hear and respond to the gospel. At ECTC, BCM sponsors two different Bible studies each week: Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in RPC 150 and Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. in JSO 157. We offer students opportunities to meditate on the Scriptures, ask questions about their faith, and share their faith through engaging their peer group. BCM meetings are open to all students.


Tanner Royalty, BCM Director
Joe Galloway, Faculty Advisor
(270) 706-8468
Jacqueline Hawkins, Faculty Advisor
(270) 706-8538
Grant Logsdon, Faculty Advisor
270) 706-8687
Joe Nail, Faculty Advisor
(270) 706-8665 

The ECTC Barons car club will meet the third Wednesday of each month in room 300 OTB at 3:00 pm.


Steve Gabehart (270) 706-8619

Do you like to fish? Join the Bass Fishing Club! Contact the advisor below for more information.


Joe Galloway (270) 706-8468

The ECTC Biology Club is a student organization open to anyone who enjoys biology, nature, science, or health related fields. Involvement in this club offers many opportunities to the interested student. Come be involved and see where this club may take you. Opportunities may include student leadership roles, educational seminars, field trips, study tip workshops, entrance exam and application help, exciting speakers, community service and education, and many more. If you have an interest in biology, meeting new people, and having fun, this is definitely the club for you! This club meets at varying times. Please contact the advisor below for the upcoming meeting time.


Cindy Dixon (270) 706-8546

ECTC Chorus is a special interest organization for learning and recreation and is also a one-hour credit class that can be repeated for a total of 4 credits. Anyone who enjoys singing is welcome to join. Choristers sing music in a variety of styles. Each semester, the students participate in a Variety Show and a more formal concert. Practices are held twice a week.


Joe Galloway (270) 706-8468

If you like to write, then this club is for you! Students write in various genres, learn new techniques, read their work at events, workshop their original works, discuss publishing, and more. Meeting dates will be made public soon.

This club often hosts readings and event in conjunction with The Heartland Review. Readings are for anyone. You can read your own work or simply listen.


Mick Kennedy (270) 706-8407

If you are a culinary student, join the Culinary Club! Contact the advisor below for more information.


Susie Pate 
(270) 706-8732

This club is open to anyone with a strong interest in technology. Meetings are Wednesdays from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. in OTB 101. The club sponsors a computer help desk for students, faculty, and staff on Wednesdays from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. in room OTB 101. ECT also offers some limited IT help with computers for students and teachers. For example, ECT can show students how to download office through their email and assist with virus removal. ECT can also troubleshoot other school related technology issues. As a helpdesk, the club is not allowed to change hardware or any devices on the actual machine. Students must show current ID.


Sandra Cameron (270) 706-8683

The FYE Student Club is for the students looking to make connections with other students, or returning students that wish to assist in making new students feel a sense of belonging.  If you would like to be involved in a “fun” club, that is active and involved in unique and fulfilling projects and activities – this is the club for you!

This club meets monthly, and typically attempts to have a monthly activity.  The FYE Club also plans a community project annually, and encourages all their members to be involved.  In addition, this is a great student club to be a part and add to your resume.

Elizabethtown Community & Technical College FYE logo - Find Your Connection, Excel 

To join the FYE Student Club, contact:

Kali Buchanan, Club Advisor
Success Coach
ATB, Room 102C

"If you are there - then be there.  Get Involved!!"

The GSA: Common Ground organization, formed in 2004, welcomes all students, regardless of gender identity, gender preference, or gender status. The purpose of the GSA: Common Ground is to provide safe social, emotional, and educational support for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning (GLBTQ), and ally populations on campus and in the surrounding communities. The GSA: Common Ground also acts as an educational student organization to provide greater awareness of the issues that concern the members themselves, the university, and the surrounding communities. Elizabethtown Fairness meetings take place the second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in Student Government office inside the Student Center.  Interested parties should check the GSA Facebook page or the Elizabethtown Fairness Facebook page for details on future meetings and events. 


Mary Rigney (270) 706-8627

The Heartland Review features poetry, prose, creative nonfiction, art, and fiction. We have entertained submissions from across the country and internationally. ECTC students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members may submit original works. We also conduct the Annual Joy Bale Boone Poetry Prize. 

The Heartland Review and the Creative Writing Club often host readings. During readings anyone may come to read their work or listen. Readings are conducted on and off campus.


Mick Kennedy (270) 706-8407

The ECTC Historical Society is for anyone interested in learning about, celebrating, and preserving history. This club meets every Mondays at 3:00 pm in the Conference Room (104) in the Student Center. More information and the group s activities can be found on their Facebook page under ECTC Historical Society. Interested students can also email


Mary Rigney (270) 706-8627

The Kentucky Association of Nursing Students is a pre-professional organization for students currently enrolled in the Registered Nursing program or with a declared major of Associate Degree Nursing. KANS meets monthly. Pre-Nursing students ARE eligible to be this club. Regular meetings are in RPC 216. Fall 2017 dates/events are as follows:

Friday, 9/8 from 12-1  p.m. Officer nominations

Friday, 9/22 from 12-1 p.m.  Officer elections

Friday, 10/13 No actual meeting but instead it is Fall Festival held on 3rd floor RPC

Friday, 10/27 from 12-1 p.m.

Friday, 11/17 from 12-1 p.m.

Friday, 12/1 from 12-2 p.m. Senior send off:  KANS members do a pot luck for the senior students. Location = ATB 257.


Julie Hampton (270) 706-8879

The Kentucky Education Association Student Program (KEASP) is for teacher education students. Membership benefits include such things as subscriptions to professional journals, professional development opportunities, community service opportunities, scholarship opportunities, a $1 million professional liability policy, networking opportunities, and future discounts on full time teacher membership to KEA. The local joint ECTC/WKU chapter is very active at providing local professional development and community service opportunities to members.


Julie Coy (270) 706-8672

The Philosophy Club is open to students interested in learning about philosophy or who want to philosophically discuss topics of interest. Meetings are on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. in LRC 127.


Dr. John Dryden (270) 706-8540

As a national post-secondary business organization for students with an interest in business, membership in Phi Beta Lambda:

  • Develops effective leadership qualities and skills
  • Develops communication skills
  • Offers state and national conferences and workshops
  • Builds self-confidence
  • Encourages professional development
  • Provides opportunities to participate in professional competitions so students can increase their levels of knowledge and professionalism
  • Provides meaningful interaction with business and industry

The ECTC Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in room ATB 201N.


Revel Metzger (270) 706-8671
JoNell Henderson (270) 259-8671

This is an International honor society specifically for two-year colleges dedicated to encourage scholarship, leadership and service. Membership is by invitation to students based on grade point average achieved on college work (3.5 Cumulative GPA after 12 college hours), character and citizenship. Phi Theta Kappa meeting for Fall 2017 have not been determined as of 8/31/17.


Kevin Parrett (270) 706-8640
Navin Madras (270-706-8461) 

This is an undergraduate student organization in psychology. This is a joint club with WKU. The requirements for membership are an interest in psychology (you do not have to be a psychology major), and a one-time membership fee of $10.00. The club will sponsor programs and activities during the school year on various topics promoting the field and encouraging career planning for psychology majors. Meeting times are always on Tuesdays at 1:00 p.m. and they are typically on the 3rd Tuesday of every month in RPC 232.


Tracy Bratcher (270) 706-8506

The purpose of the Radiography Club is to provide for and support those interested in the radiological sciences at ECTC with opportunities through meetings, social gatherings and field trips.  The club would furnish a closer relationship between faculty and students in these fields and would provide opportunities for students to engage in a host of events promoting  this allied health field. This club sets meeting times each month based on their clinicial schedules. On September 26, 2017, the club will meet in RPC 302 at 3 p.m.


Anna Hamilton (270) 706-8449
Rosemary Meredith (270) 706-8630

SkillsUSA is a national organization of post-secondary and secondary students enrolled in technical education programs.  Membership in the local chapter:

  • Provides students with opportunities to make valuable industry contacts
  • Involves members in community service projects
  • Develops leadership skills
  • Helps students stay knowledgeable of industry trends
  • Provides the opportunity to participate in Local, State and National Skills Contests
  • Teaches professional development.

Meeting times and location vary by semester but meetings are usually once of month. Times have not been set for the Fall 2017 as of 9/8/17.


Brent Doty
(270) 706-8608

The Society for Human Resource Management welcomes students interested in this field and those planning for a career in this field. It is a nationwide organization and is considered a must for human resources professionals.

For the 2016-2017 academic year, meetings will be every Wednesday  12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. in ATB 201-N.


Toney Slone (270) 706-8505
Kris Wood (270) 706-8412

The Student Ambassadors serve as an official public relations unit for ECTC. They provide campus guests with tours as part of the Welcome Center. Ambassadors often travel off-campus visiting schools and civic clubs carrying the mission of ECTC into the community. They are also provided with leadership training. The selection process takes place each Spring in April and May for the following academic year. To become a student ambassador interested parties must complete the Student Ambassador Application and return it to Science Building Office 117. Particular emphasis is placed on speaking abilities, knowledge of the College and level of student involvement. Student Ambassadors must have a 3.0 grade point average to be eligible. A scholarship is awarded to each ambassador.


Dr. Dale Buckles

ECTC Student Government Association provides the means by which members of the student body as a whole may express concerns regarding student life and serves as a liaison between these same students and ECTC s administration, faculty and staff. SGA supervises all affairs involving students in which the administration, faculty and staff are not directly involved, supports acceptable administrative policy, and promotes among students an active interest in college affairs.

SGA Goals are:

  1. Explore concerns of the student body
  2. Promote school morale in the student body
  3. Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work
  4. Organize and develop extracurricular activities
  5. Encourage and practice high standards for student achievement
  6. Encourage scholarships and school loyalty
  7. Promote service projects of the community and campus

ECTC SGA meetings are open to all students and are held at 4:00 p.m. EST every Wednesday during the semester. Meetings are located inside the Student Government Office on the first floor of the Student Center.

Students who are interested should read and complete the SGA Application.


Alissa Avramis
SGA President
Jarrett Cox
SGA VicePresident
Mary Rigney
Faculty Advisor & History Instructor

The Student Veteran Organization (SVO) is a veteran run student organization with a mission to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and after graduation.

SVO membership and meetings are open to ALL students. If you would like to join our organization, please complete the membership application and return it to Military and Veteran Services.


Military and Veteran Services
RPC 108
(270) 706-8736