Academic Organizations / Activities

Alpha Delta Nu Honor Society (All campuses) is sponsored by the Organization for Associate Degree Nursing (OADN). Coastal Alabama's Chapter is Eta Theta. Eta Theta promotes scholarship and academic excellence in the profession of nursing. The objective of the OADN Alpha Delta Nu Nursing Honor Society shall be to recognize the academic excellence of students in the study of Associate Degree Nursing. The society shall encourage the pursuit of advanced degrees in the profession of nursing as well as continuing education as a life-long professional responsibility.  Qualified students will be encouraged to apply.  .

Chamber Singers is the transfer course available to all students who wish to continue singing choral music repertoire from the classics to vocal jazz. This is a required course for Vocal Music Majors and those receiving Vocal Music Scholarships. We perform for events on and off campuses. Scholarships are available. 

CHEP (Culinary, Hospitality, Event planning, and Pastry) Club (Gulf Shores) promotes networking, travel, and scholarship opportunities for Hospitality Administration students.

College Bowl (Bay Minette, Monroeville, Thomasville) teams are composed of students interested in competing academically in a question-and-answer game with other teams from two-year colleges throughout the state. Membership is held in the Alabama Junior/ Community College Scholars’ Bowl League which sponsors competitions throughout the year and a final competition for the statewide champion at the end of the year.

Engineering Club (All campuses) is aimed at aiding engineering pathways in their knowledge and experience in the engineering field. This organization is open to all students.

History Inquiry Society (All campuses) is a special interest club for students interested in learning more about history, locally and globally. Meetings will be on various campuses. 

Jazz Band (Fairhope Campus) provides an opportunity for students to participate in a performing ensemble. Emphasis is placed on rehearsing and performing literature appropriate to the mission and goals of the group. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to effectively participate in performances presented by the ensemble

Student Nurses Association (All campuses) is comprised of nursing majors. SNA works to provide opportunity for personal, intellectual, professional, and social growth of its members. The SNA participates in community service opportunities each semester. Each Nursing student is encouraged to cultivate leadership skills within the SNA and through membership in The National Student Nurses’ Association and The Alabama Nursing Students’ Association. The active SNA member is an individual aware of the issues, responsibilities and needs of Nursing profession and the public it serves.

Phi Beta Lambda (All campuses) is an honorary society designed to provide education and leadership experience for business students. Its aim is to encourage improvement in scholarship, promote civic and community responsibilities, and strengthen the confidence of members in themselves and their work. Membership is open to students in business-related fields with an overall grade point average of 2.0.

Phi Theta Kappa (All campuses) is the international honor society for two-year colleges. Membership in this organization is the highest honor attainable by students. Phi Theta Kappa is a scholarly fellowship which embraces community and junior colleges of the nation. The purposes of the society are to promote scholarship, to develop character, and to cultivate fellowship among the students. Membership is based on high scholastic standing, character, leadership, and service on the campus. Students earn invitations for membership by achieving a 3.5 G.P.A. or higher on twelve or more transferrable credit hours of coursework. Members may participate in the induction ceremony following their admittance into Phi Theta Kappa. Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter serves students on the Atmore and Brewton campuses; Phi Upsilon Chapter serves students on the Gilbertown, Thomasville, and Monroeville campuses; and Pi Psi serves students on the Bay Minette, Fairhope, and Gulf Shores campuses. 

SkillsUSA (All campuses) is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA is a national organization serving teachers and students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. SkillsUSA helps students to excel by providing the training for members to compete in technical contests and earn national recognition.

Coastal Sounds is the transfer course available for students by audition only. This is a required course for Vocal Music Scholarship recipients. Students perform at local high schools, civic, and community events. Scholarships are available.

Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI) (Thomasville) is one of only two chapters in the state. Membership is open to students interested in working in the paper and chemical industry. Monthly meetings are held which include speakers from local mills and plants. TAPPI membership provides members a world of flexible benefits and opportunities to create solutions through information sharing, knowledge development and interaction with other individuals working in the pulp, paper, and converting industries. Specific benefits for members include numerous periodicals, technical journals, and newsletters, access to, opportunities to participate in a wide range of member groups, and special savings on all of TAPPI’s products and services.