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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 Monday from 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. in JSO 119. 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

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.

During the Spring 2020, we'll meet on the second and fourth Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in JSO 148 conference room.

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

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 of and add to your resume.

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

To join the FYE Student Club, contact:

Pam Best, Club Advisor
Success Coach
ATB, Room 102C

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

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 2020 dates/events will be TBA this semester due to the COVID precautions in place.


Julie Hampton
(270) 706-8879
Jamie Owens
Nursing Faculty

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 Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in JSO 157.


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. PTK students meet each semester.  Contact for more details.


Kevin Parrett, Lead Advisor, State Alumni Advisor
(270) 706-8640
Navin Madras, Co-Advisor

Kae Cooper, Co-Advisor
(270) 706-8496

Miky Wright, Co-Advisor Leitchfield Campus

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

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. Meeting are held as needed and members will be contacted with that information as needed.


Gideon Counts
Brent Doty
(270) 706-8608

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. 

Information for the 2021-22 academic year will be available late in the Spring 2021 semester. Interested students may contact the ECTC recruitment office. 


Sarah Berkshire

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 5:00 p.m. EST every Tuesday during the semester. Meetings are located in JSO 129.

The Student Government Office is located in JSO 109 (between the Provost Office and the Student Lounge) and is open Monday - Thursday from 10 AM - 4 PM EST. Come by and check us out! We are here to help you!

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


Isaiah Dever
SGA President
Mariah Sedlak
SGA Vice President
Mary Rigney
Faculty Advisor & History Instructor
Jarrett Cox
Staff Advisor

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.


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