Student Organizations & Activities
The Vice President for Student Success advises and assists in the coordination of activities and events sponsored by student organizations. Activity approvals and contracts for these events are processed by this office as well as student organization chartering.
Advocates for Children and Education (ACE) - ACE was chartered in 2009. The organization’s purpose is to further professional interest in education and to strengthen student and professional training through experience outside the classroom and in the local community. All current NMSU and NMSU-A students interested in educational issues are welcome. There are also honorary memberships for alumni.
Alpha Nu Beta Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) - PTK was chartered in 1986 and is a growing international academic honor society on the NMSU-A campus. To be eligible for membership, a student must carry a grade point average of 3.5 or above, be currently enrolled at NMSU-A and demonstrate leadership qualities. PTK is for those interested in becoming part of a community for high-achieving students that recognizes academic success and provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. As a member, students gain access to more than $37 million in transfer scholarships to help earn a degree. PTK members are respected by college officials and potential employers worldwide. Letters of invitation are sent in spring and fall semesters.
Campus Christian Fellowship (CCF) - CCF is open to all students, faculty, and staff who desire to share their faith and beliefs in Jesus Christ.
League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) - LULAC was chartered in 2013. The primary purpose of the student organization is to encourage education completion and graduation. Other purposes include the promotion of Hispanic cultural arts, music, and history; practice parliamentary procedure; and to promote the Alamogordo community and educational programs of NMSU-A and the communities it serves.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Club (STEM) - STEM was chartered in 2012. The purpose is to facilitate opportunities for current STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) students in the fields of academic support, student success, and professional development as well as incorporating community and student body groups alike for the exploration of technological endeavors and expanding the communal perspective in regards to the integration of services with technology and scientific research.
Social Science Club (SSC) - The SSC was chartered in 1998. All students interested in the social sciences (anthropology, criminal justice, geography, economics, political science, psychology, sociology, etc.) or those who want to make an impact in our community are invited to join. The SSC is a student-driven organization that promotes change on campus and in the community. Some activities sponsored by the group are food drives, and other collections for community needs as well as a community flea market. The two big annual events sponsored by this group are Take Back the Night and the Lady of the Mountain Scholarship Run. Along with discussions about how social sciences can work for everyone, there are field trips and local group meetings. The SSC is interested in social and environmental concerns.
NMSU-A Student Government (NMSU-ASG) - The NMSU-A Student Government is the recognized student governing organization. It is comprised of senators elected by chartered student organizations and by At-Large Senators elected by NMSU-A students. Student Government Senators play an important role on this campus. The At-Large Senators and Student Organization Senators jointly allocate funding to student organizations, decide on major purchases to benefit the student body, represent the student body at major campus events, serve on campus-wide committees, and serve in an advisory capacity to the campus administrators.