Even though ALC occupies a small campus, we offer a large variety of activities in which our students may participate. Whatever your passion – be it athletics, the performing arts, community service, student government, spirituality, intellectual pursuits, or creative expression – we have something for you.
Many of our departments have created clubs and honor societies, most of which have a keen interest in carrying out some kind of community service. If you have a specific interest, check out the College’s departments and programs to find out more about what is available to you.
A number of our clubs, organizations, and activities are student-generated, so there is always the possibility that something new will come along in which you can focus your free time and energy. Here we have compiled a list of the aspects of student life that you will most often encounter at ALC. If you happen not to find one of your passions or interests represented in our list, make a note of it and bring that idea with you to campus. We’d love to hear it!
For more information, contact:
David Hatfield, Director of Intramurals and Student Activities
Phone: (606) 368-6012
There are two Head RAs and three Assistant Head RAs and 27 RAs serving as student staff members in the dorms. These students spend a week each fall in an intensive training program and continue weekly seminars throughout the school year. They are in good academic and social standing which facilitates their role as student leaders. They are responsible for monitoring student behavior and when serving assigned weekend duties, planning activities for students remaining on campus.
Student Government Association
Eleven students serve as officers of the student government association. Student Government is a representative body which presents the views and suggestions of students to aid in motivating educational development of the students. The SGA also reviews curriculum, student activities, and College policies, rules, and regulations, and makes recommendations to the College administration. The president of the student body is elected each spring to serve the following year. The duties of the president of the student body include working with the student government to plan social events and college forums, conferring with the administrative staff as a representative of the student body, cooperating with the Student Services Office in programs sponsored by staff and students, and organizing new approaches toward the enhancement of student life.
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda is the college version of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). It is a national organization that better prepares students for careers in business and business-related fields. Regardless of career field choice, business affects every area of employment. Thus, this organization is open to all Alice Lloyd College students regardless of their major or discipline.
The purpose of the Omega Alpha Tau Chapter of Phi Beta Lambda is to provide additional opportunities for college students to develop skills in the area of administration and to promote a sense of civic and personal responsibility. The specific goals are to develop competent, aggressive business leadership; to strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work; to create more interest and understanding of American business enterprise; to develop character; to prepare for useful citizenship and foster patriotism; to encourage scholarship; and to promote school loyalty.
Voices of Appalachia
Choir members are selected each year by the director. The choir is composed of a variable number of students with a faculty director and an accompanist. The choir tours each spring and presents a concert for the campus each Christmas and in April. Student members rehearse two days each week throughout the school year.
ALC Academic Team
The Academic Team consists of two quick recall teams: Division I (juniors and seniors), and Division II (freshmen and sophomores). The teams compete intercollegiately during the academic year.
Circle K Club
Circle K is a collegiate-level service organization. Circle K provides students with the opportunity to participate in organized volunteer activities by providing services to needy individuals, families, agencies, and communities. Circle K exists to meet the personal needs of the individual student through the qualities of leadership, the rewards of service, and a unique spirit of friendship. Circle K’s potential lies in its ability to positively influence those in our society who are facing ultimate personal decisions and those who will one day create the vision of mankind for generations to come. Circle K embodies those qualities necessary to shape the future realized in the colleges and universities of today. Membership in the Alice Lloyd College Circle K Club is open to all ALC students who are officially enrolled for at least part-time status in the College. Benefits of membership in the Circle K Club include service to community, fellowship with others with a service orientation, and the opportunity to develop leadership skills.
The Circle K Club involves college students in campus and community service while developing skills in leadership and citizenship. The club is sponsored by the Knott County Kiwanis Club.
Allied Health Sciences Club
The Allied Health Sciences Club is mainly a vehicle of information and a way of keeping in touch with others of similar interests in the health-oriented professions such as medicine, physical therapy, dentistry, pharmacy, medical technology, nursing, and other careers. Members learn about various health professions through speakers and field trips and are made aware of workshops, summer opportunities, entrance exams, procedures, and deadlines.
Dances are occasionally held on campus throughout the semester for students. Students must present their identification cards at all dances. All guests should be pre-registered with the Student Services Office before noon on the day of the dance. All guests and their student hosts are responsible for abiding by ALC’s rules. There is no charge for dances.
The Law Society
This is an academic society consisting of pre-law students and a faculty advisor who seeks to keep its members informed on current issues in legal professions. The Law Society was established to support students contemplating a career in law or in paralegal services. However, the society is open to all students who feel that they can benefit from participation. Meetings are conducted on a monthly basis.
The Billie and Curtis Owens Literary Society
The Billie and Curtis Owens Literary Society is an organization open to all students with an interest in creative writing and literature. Students may meet to discuss the works of established authors and to share their own writing. Funding is available for participants to travel to poetry and fiction readings as well as to other cultural events. An eclectic approach to an appreciation of the literary arts will be encouraged. An annual writing competition and awards banquet are also sponsored by this society.
The Eagle Theatre Club
Eagle Theatre is the student organization responsible for producing ALC’s fall and spring plays. Members work in various areas of emphasis including playwrighting; performance; costume, make-up, sound, set, and lighting design; scenic and properties construction; stage management; marketing and promotion; and educational outreach. Students audition for positions/roles each semester and are selected by the Director/Faculty Advisor. Eagle Theatre is now offering an opportunity for students to act and work in a small touring production. The ALC Alfred and Shirley Wampler Caudill Players will present short plays to groups on campus as well as at schools and organizations in the counties surrounding ALC. The Caudill Players are part of the work-study program. See the director of the theatre program for more information.
The Impact Club involves college students in campus and community service while developing skills in leadership and citizenship. The club sponsors toy and food drives, programs for needy children and the elderly, and other community projects.
This club has had a membership of ten to fifteen students of diverse racial and cultural heritage to provide learning opportunities for cultural diversity.
A variety of intramural activities are offered each year. Sign-ups are posted throughout each semester for each event. The Director of Intramural Activities publishes a handbook of information, regulations, and schedules.
The KEA-SP (Kentucky Education Association – Student Program) is a professional organization for education majors. It is affiliated with the Kentucky Education Association and the National Education Association. Its purpose is to foster development, commitment and service in the profession of education. It is required that all TEP students be KEA-SP members. KEA-SP membership is also required in order to complete field observation hours in Education 200.
Community Service Volunteers
The purpose of this organization is to provide technical assistance for students regarding volunteerism, community service and service learning, and to develop, support and promote volunteerism and its rewards for students. The organization’s coordinator is responsible for contacting community agencies to arrange for student placement, assessing the student’s experience, and evaluating with the student and agency any problems encountered.
The Caney Creek Environmental Council (CCEC) is a unique club on the ALC Campus as it is both a student organization and a community organization. Started in 2006, the goals of CCEC are to foster environmental awareness on campus and in the ALC community. Projects include recycling, campus and community clean-up, natural campus plantings and the restoration of the banks of Caney Creek as it flows through campus.
The Hiking and Camping Club
This is also an open-ended group that meets to plan outings in various locations.