Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations
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!
Campus Student Ministry
ALC has an active Campus Student Ministry that is open to all denominations. Activities include weekly prayer sessions, dorm Bible studies, discipleship training, various mission projects, participation in creative ministry and musical ensemble ministry teams, as well as several state and national events. Campus Ministry has regularly organized date auctions, movie nights, “pancake nights,” concerts, and more. The Campus Ministries Coordinator is available to mentor students in their spiritual development.
Kentucky Education Association Aspiring Educators (KEA-AE) is a professional organization for education majors. There are twelve members currently enrolled and its purpose is to foster development, commitment and service in the profession of education.
Phi Beta Lambda
Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) 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.
Resident Advisors (RAs) serve as student staff members in the dormitories. Each floor in the dormitories has RAs, and each dormitory has a Head RA. These students spend a week each fall in an intensive training program and continue weekly seminars and other meetings throughout the school year. They are in good academic and social standing which facilitates their role as student leaders. RAs are responsible for monitoring students’ behavior in the dorms, enforcing dorm rules, holding room checks, hosting open dorm, and serving weekend duty.
Student Government Association
Thirteen students serve as officers of the Student Government Association. The SGA is a representative body that presents the views and suggestions of students to aid in motivating the 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 and officers of the student body are elected each fall. 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.
Voices of Appalachia
The Alice Lloyd College choir, the Voices of Appalachia (VoA), tours annually in the spring to various parts of the United States, performing the hymns and ballads of the southern Appalachian highlands. The choir sings both a cappella and with accompaniment. Along with the week-long spring tour, which is student-planned, the choir also performs an on-campus Christmas concert and one or two Christmas productions at off-campus sites. In addition, each April the Voices present their spring program to the campus community upon returning from their tour. Occasionally, the choir will be asked to perform at various on-campus and off-campus events. They also record their music for distribution on CD. For more information on the Voices of Appalachia, click here.
Other Clubs and Organizations
For a complete list of ALC clubs and organizations, click here.
Alice Lloyd College is a dual member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA). Through the NAIA, Alice Lloyd College participates in the River States Conference (RSC). Student-athletes at Alice Lloyd College must be in compliance with all College and NAIA guidelines for eligibility. Student-athletes must pass a minimum of 24 hours of coursework during their last two terms of attendance, and must demonstrate progression toward a degree in accordance to College and NAIA regulations. Currently, an entering freshman must be in compliance with at least two of the three following academic standards to be eligible during the first-year of college: a minimum 18 ACT composite; a minimum 2.0 GPA; and a top 50 percentile ranking in their graduating class. Student-athletes must also be in good social standing with the College in order to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Student-athletes are expected to sign an agreement to comply with Alice Lloyd College’s policy on alcohol and drug usage.
For information about ALC Athletics, click here.
Alice Lloyd College offers a convocation program to help enrich students’ lives academically, spiritually and culturally. Programs are designed to enhance the student’s academic experience through events that cover areas such as science, humanities, social sciences, sports, ethics and leadership. A schedule of the events will be made available to all students, faculty, and staff at the beginning of each semester. Events are subject to change, cancellations, and additions. Please refer to announcement boards posted throughout campus, campus email, Alice Lloyd social media sites, and the College’s website for notice of any changes.
The purpose of the Alice Lloyd College Intramural Sports Program is to provide students, faculty, and staff with the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities to meet the recreational and competitive needs of Alice Lloyd College. Various 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.
Alice Lloyd Scholastic Society
The ALC Scholastic Society was founded to honor high scholastic achievement during the first two years of college.
Alpha Chi National Honor Society (AX)
Alpha Chi is a national honor society. The Alice Lloyd College Chapter of Alpha Chi is known as the Kentucky Eta Chapter. The purpose of Alpha Chi, Kentucky Eta Chapter is to stimulate and recognize scholarship, sound character and service to the mountains; to foster the purpose for which Alice Lloyd College was founded; to stimulate ambition for intellectual achievement; and to encourage a desire to serve Alice Lloyd College and the mountain people.
This campus-wide honor society affords proper recognition locally and nationally for qualified juniors and seniors who meet its high standards. Both active and honorary membership may be awarded by members of the society.
The Alice Lloyd College Chess Club is open to all ALC and JBS faculty, staff, and students, regardless of ability level. So, whether you’re an advanced player looking to compete or simply a beginner looking to learn, our club provides a fun, friendly environment in which to grow and share your love of the game. In addition to hosting annual fall and spring tournaments, members meet informally all throughout the year to study various tactics and techniques, solve challenging puzzles, watch reenactments of famous historical matches, and, of course, to strike up a few games (and friendships) of our own along the way! For more information or to join, contact Club President Weston Thornsberry at firstname.lastname@example.org, or drop by and see faculty sponsor Dr. Dave Buckner in the Alice Lloyd History Department (JBAC 243).
For more information, contact:
Juan Lander, Director of Student Activities
Phone: (606) 368-6025
E-mail: [email protected]
Phil Arnett, Director of Intramurals
Phone: (606) 368-6121
David Hatfield, Athletic Director
Phone: (606) 368-6012
Nathan Hall, Director of Convocations Series
Phone: (606) 368-6136