Student Organizations

Agriculture Club

Purpose:

The purpose of the Missouri State University-West Plains Agriculture Club is to provide opportunities for student members to develop the skills needed to enter and advance in careers in agriculture, agri-business, horticulture and natural resources. The Ag Club is affiliated with the National Post secondary Agriculture Student Organization and the Missouri Post secondary Agriculture Student Organization.

Meeting Times:

The Ag Club meets once per month during the fall and spring semesters. Contact Cathy Proffitt-Boys for meeting day and time.

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Anime Viewers Anonymous (AVA)

Purpose:

Whether you consider yourself an anime/manga fan, Japanophile, geek or whatever else; you are welcome in AVA.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Leigh Adams
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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Purpose:

The Missouri State University-West Plains Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is an organization dedicated to computer graphics, game design and programming.

ACM is an international scientific and educational organization dedicated to advancing the arts, sciences and applications of information technology.

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Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM)

Purpose:

The purpose of BCM, is to build a community of college-aged students interested in growing spiritually and finding purpose and meaning through a relationship with God and others. The student-led movement seeks to introduce students to Jesus Christ, help them to grow in their faith, encourage them to live life passionately under the lordship of Christ and inspire commitment to advancing the purposes of God in the world, extending the message of Christ into every ethnicity and culture.

Meeting Times:

BCM meets Monday's from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Carol Silvey Student Union in Hass-Darr Hall.
 

Officers:

  • Advisor: Mary Kellum
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Christian Campus House (CCH)

Purpose:

Our Mission:

Growing to make a difference on campus.

Christian Campus House of West Plains (CCH) is a student organization and an off campus organization. We are located just down the road from Lybyer on corner West Main Street and Monk Street, behind rock house with sign in front yard. CCH is open 9 AM-9 PM to relax & study.

Christian Campus House is a recognized student organization established to encourage and engage with those students on the Missouri State University-West Plains campus. We are a campus ministry designed for students to continue their faith on a college campus. We have weekly group meetings held on/off campus, small groups and various trips in and out of the country. Any Missouri State University-West Plains student is able to join the group. We are inter-denominational ministry with students from Baptist churches, Methodist, Christian churches, non-denominational churches and etc. CCH is recognized with the ACM (Association of Campus Ministries) www.aofcm.org. Join today! Contact Cathy Boys at (417) 255-7278.

CCH is a great opportunity to grow on campus as a Christian & meet other Christians who share the same faith. Our mission is simple share the love of Christ. Come and enjoy!

Website(s):

Follow us on Facebook: @christiancampushouse

Follow us on Instagram: @christiancampushouse

Also visit our CCH website at: www.morecch.org

 

 

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College Democrats

Purpose:

A student organization that enjoys discussing current issues of today's politics based on Democratic persuasion.

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College Republicans

Purpose:

A student organization that enjoys discussing current issues of today's politics based on Republican persuasion.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Gary Phillips
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Creative Writing Club

Purpose:

The purpose of the Creative Writing Club is to further knowledge and experience dealing with writing and creating written works. The goals are to prepare members to workshop poems, prose and short stories for upper-level English courses.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Craig Albin
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Cru

Purpose:

Cru is religious organization geared at bringing college students together for good times and Christian fellowship.

Our purpose is the turn lost students into Christ-centered laborers.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Gary Phillips
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Future Alumni Organization (FAO)

Purpose:

The Future Alumni Organization (FAO) at Missouri State University-West Plains is an organization for students, run by students. Our mission is to connect students with the University, alumni and the community. Together we foster spirit, tradition and pride throughout the University. Our goal is to provide activities and programs to Missouri State University-West Plains students that can assist in their development as leaders, scholars and future alumni who are proud to be Grizzlies.

Requirements:

Must be a full-time or part-time Missouri State University-West Plains student with a 2.5 GPA.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Amber Carr
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Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc.

Purpose:

Future Business Leaders of America – Phi Beta Lambda, Inc. (FBLA-PBL) is the largest career student organization in the world. Each year, FBLA-PBL helps over 230,000 members prepare for careers in business. Phi Beta Lambda is the college level of FBLA-PBL. If you are interested in leadership development, academic competitions, community service and fun FBLA-PBL is the student organization for you!

Officers:

  • Advisor: Ed Birdyshaw
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Grizzly Cheer Team

Purpose:

If you would like to know more visit the Grizzly Cheer Team page. A scholarship is provided.

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Grizzly Ghost Hunters

Purpose:

The Grizzly Ghost Hunters shall investigate claims of paranormal activity and attempt to debunk them. This includes, but is not limited to, ghosts, cryptids, psychic claims, and UFOs. The Grizzly Ghost Hunters shall further scientific research in the field of the paranormal by documenting any possible evidence thereof.

The Grizzly Ghost Hunters shall promote leadership and teamwork through investigations and events.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Amber Carr
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Grizzly Madness

Purpose:

Student spirit club. Come out and join to help cheer Grizzly Volleyball and Grizzly Basketball to victory!

Officers:

  • Advisor: Jared Cates
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Heath Information Technology Association (HITA)

Purpose:

The purpose of the Missouri State University-West Plains Health Information Technology Association (HITA) is to help equip new students in the health information technology (HIT) programs with the tools necessary to obtain a job in the HIT field and develop the skills needed to advance in careers in health care. The HIT association will assist students in networking, recruiting students, affiliation, community service and understanding and cooperation among members.

Affiliation opportunities exist through local, regional and state groups.

  • Ozark Area Health Information Management Association (OAHIMA)
  • Ozark Area Health Information Management Association (MOHIMA)
  • Ozark Area Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Meeting Times:

The HIT association meets as designated by the executive officers at the beginning of each academic year. Contact: Tresa Ryan or Carla Neff for more information. 

Officers:

  • Advisor: Tresa Ryan
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Hope Offers People Everything

Purpose:

Our purpose, goals and objectives are to form a supportive group for students who struggle with and/or would like to create awareness on campus and in the community about depression, suicide, anxiety, addiction and self-injury.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Kathy Mann
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Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA)

Purpose:

Who should become a member? All education majors.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Anyta Cavitt
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Missouri State University Math and Science Club (M-SUMS)

Purpose:

Missouri State University-West Plains Math and Science Club. Students who are interested in math and science can contact Jerry Trick for more information.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Jerry Trick
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Non-Traditional Student Association (NTSA)

Purpose:

  • To provide academic and social support for adult students at Missouri State-West Plains
  • To provide social and educational activities.
  • To enable adult students to interact with members of the senior administration.
  • To provide opportunities for adult students to serve their University.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Bruce Cavitt
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Phi Theta Kappa

Purpose:

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is an international honor society for two-year colleges. Students are invited to join when they have at least a 3.5 cumulative grade point average. As a member of PTK, student members will develop leadership skills, explore networking opportunities, and serve the university and the regional community.

Who should become a member? Members are invited by the organization based on their GPA. Students with a GPA of 3.5 or above are also welcome to contact the faculty advisor for membership consideration.

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Pre-Health Professions Club

Purpose:

Pre-Health Professions Club's mission is to provide Missouri State University-West Plains’ students the opportunity to explore different jobs within the healthcare field; provide a supportive academic and personal network between members of PHPC; and create relationships with healthcare professionals and organizations within the community.

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Spectrum

Purpose:

To provide a community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender students and their allies; help them to organize, advance and advocate the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and allied community and facilitate awareness in students and the community at large.

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Student Ambassadors

Purpose:

Ambassadors perform roles associated with hosting campus events and guests. These include giving campus tours, assisting with career days, high school visits, Red Carpet Days and representing Missouri State-West Plains at community events. Book scholarship is provided.

To become a member of Student Ambassadors, you must be a registered full-time or part-time student with an ACT score of at least 20 and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. You must also demonstrate a positive attitude and have excellent communication skills.

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Additional Information:

 To become a member of Student Ambassadors, you must be a registered full-time or part-time student with an ACT score of at least 20 and maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average. You must also demonstrate a positive attitude and have excellent communication skills. See the scholarship application for application procedures.

 

Student Government Association

Purpose:

The purpose and goals of the Student Government Association shall be to provide reasonable and coherent policies, leadership, and unity for the Missouri State University-West Plains student body. This organization shall also create and act as a medium between the students, faculty and administration of the campus.

Meeting Times:

Weekly meetings are held at 4:00 PM on Thursdays in Melton 112.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Jared Cates
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Student International Association

Purpose:

The purpose of the Student International Association is to meet and have a better understanding of other cultures.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Rajiv Thakur
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Student Nurses' Association (SNA)

Purpose:

Student Nurses' Association (SNA) is a student organization for pre-nursing, nursing students and other allied health majors.  SNA provides opportunities for developing leadership skills, professional relationships, educational opportunities and updated information on health trends and issues.

Who should become a member? All nursing and pre-nursing majors.

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Student Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri (SSTAM)

Purpose:

Section 1. This organization shall be named the Student Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri. The individual campus chapter shall be identified as the Missouri State University-West Plains chapter.

Section 2. This association shall promote communication and cooperation among members of the speech and theatre students on campus and throughout the association in Missouri, work to increase professional development, to improve teaching, research and scholarship in the communicative arts and sciences.

Section 3. This organization shall follow all guidelines of its affiliate professional organization, the Speech and Theatre Association of Missouri.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Gary Phillips
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Student Veterans Organization (SVO)

Purpose:

The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) is a group of college-based military veterans and supporters dedicated to supporting military veterans, their families, the University and the community.

Officers:

  • Advisor: Mark White
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