Student Organizations

Phi Theta Kappa

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for two year colleges. To be eligible, students must have a 3.5 GPA, have completed 12 credit hours of non-developmental course work, be of good character and be recommended by faculty. Members are invited to membership once per semester. Members are eligible for special conferences, workshops and scholarships.

Associated Students (Student Government)

The Associated Students of NMSU Carlsbad are elected by and represent the student body.  During the spring semester, NMSU Carlsbad holds an election and the newly elected members serve during the next academic year (summer sessions excluded).  The Associated Students coordinate campus activities and host events on student development issues such as drug and alcohol abuse prevention, suicide prevention, mental and physical wellness, leadership and cultural diversity.

Associated Students is open to any student meeting the following qualifications:  Enrolled in a minimum of 6 semester credits, possessing a 2.0 grade point average or higher, and in good standing with NMSU Carlsbad. Responsibilities of the Associated Students include but are not limited to identifying qualifications for the recognition of student organizations and related funding, student social activities, student activity budgets, student publications, student elections, students’ academic freedoms, and the use of facilities dedicated for student’s social, cultural, recreational and service activities. Students are encouraged to join and actively participate in the student government.  For more information, call (575) 234-9335.

Beta Alpha Delta

NMSU Carlsbad supports the Beta Alpha Delta Chapter of the American Criminal Justice Association/Lambda Alpha Epsilon. The Association is a National Criminal Justice professional type fraternity. The college has a very active chapter that raises funds to attend regional and national conferences/competitions, perform community service projects, campus service projects and have fun.

Membership in the association gives the student an opportunity to improve their C J skills and knowledge, network with people from all over the United States and further criminal justice professionalism. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in Criminal Justice. There are three levels of participation for competition purposes: lower division academic, upper division academic and professional. For further information, please call (575) 234-9354.

Skills USA

A national non-profit student organization, Skills USA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. Activities include; participating in state conventions each year, Membership is open to any interested student. A $20 membership fee applies each year.

Student Nurses Association

The NMSU Carlsbad Student Nurses Association is an organization for nursing students designed to contribute to nursing education, to provide programs representative of the fundamental interests and concerns of nursing students and to aid nursing students in the development of the whole person, and to promote and encourage collaborative relationships with nursing and health related organizations. Membership is open to pre and current nursing students. For more information, call (575) 234- 9300.

Note:  This list of Student Organizations could change as students are always welcome to create additional organizations and clubs.