A varied and wholesome program of student activities is provided through student organizations. The college feels that the student should have the opportunity to supplement classroom work by choosing activities which meet needs for recognition or growth, desires for companionship, spiritual growth, and creative effort. Student activities afford recreation, opportunity for leadership development and effective group participation. The various student organizations are sponsored by full-time faculty or staff members and are responsible to the administration. Clubs and organizations must abide by the policies and procedures as outlined in the Student Clubs and Organizations Guide available on the Howard College website.
Student Government Association
Students are encouraged to become involved with institutional governance by expressing their thoughts and feelings about college policies, procedures, and activities. This is accomplished by participation in the Student Government Association (SGA).
The Student Government Association (SGA) consists of all presently enrolled students of Howard College. While all students are invited to attend SGA meetings, the representative voting bodies of the Student Government Association are the Student Senates: one at Big Spring, one at San Angelo, and one at SWCD. Each Student Senate consists of the following members:
- Four officers elected by members of the Student Government Association on respective campuses;
- One freshmen representative elected by members of the Student Government Association on respective campuses; and
- One sophomore representative elected by members of the Student Government Association on respective campuses.
Through this Senate, students are given an opportunity to promote student government and to develop and manage a well-rounded program of student activities. The Senate also acts as an intermediary between students, the faculty, and the administration.