The Minority Male Initiative
The Minority Male Initiative is a gender specific program designed to support the development of new structures in post-secondary educational environments. These new structures will seek to optimize the performance, retention and graduation rates of minority males and provide them with the opportunity to experience a seamless transition into higher education, improve problem solving skills, develop social and emotional competencies, build character, and ultimately become reputable and respectable citizens that impact the 21st Century workforce.
Student Recreation and Club Sports
Student Recreation and Club Sports are other avenues for students to get involved at COM. Student recreation activities allow COM students of all skill levels to play sports throughout the semester. Club sports are competitive games for male and female students with structured practices overseen by a coach. Students must commit to traveling to games in the Houston area.
Student Clubs and Organizations
Student Center, Room 116, 409-933-8180
Student clubs and organizations allow students to socialize, gain skills and learn about leadership. Students are encouraged to participate in one or more of the following clubs and organizations.
For information about joining or starting a new club or organization, contact the Student Life Office at 409-933-8180.
American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE): Student Section of the Gulf Coast Chapter
ASSE is for students who are planning for careers as safety professionals. It provides additional educational and leadership opportunities for students to learn more about their chosen area of study and to promote interaction between students and professionals in the field of safety.
The Art Club provides artistic experiences for all students interested in works of the imagination and the cultures that produce them. The Art Club regularly visits museums, attends lectures and special exhibits, hosts workshops and offers drawing field trips to zoos and libraries.
Collegiate High School Student Club (NU PSI)
Nu Psi offers community service projects, leadership opportunities and educational field trips for club members. Membership is restricted to current Collegiate High School (CHS) students.
The Comet Robotics Club purpose is to spread awareness and raise interest within the college and the community about robotics and robotic competitions. Members use their knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math to build robots and enter competitions.
The COM Fit Club is for students interested in exercise, health and fitness. It provides an outlet to students who wish to exercise on a regular basis, learn about proper nutrition and become involved in community health events. It is also for those who have an interest in the fields of coaching, exercise science, recreation, personal training, physical therapy and/or nutrition.
Comic Book Club
The purpose of the Comic Book Club is to discuss, enjoy, and promote comic books, graphic novels, and other related media.
Computer Science Club
The purpose of the Computer Science Club is to promote an IT culture on campus and to engage students in computer science. This is accomplished through field trips such as to the Johnson Space Center and IT companies. This club also engages in activities such as application and game programming.
The Cosmetology Club encourages leadership and unity among the members. Students work together, have fun and serve people in the community. As a club, students attend hair shows and work together to develop cohesiveness as a group.
This club is for all education students to conduct activities that center on children and families. Activities include informal teaching experiences, community service projects, guest lectures and field trips.
The purpose of the Gamer’s Union is promote the essence of competitive gaming, the fundamental belief of good sportsmanship and to enhance our daily lives by incorporating teamwork and leadership through the enjoyment of gaming. Students in this club participate in bi-weekly gaming sessions, hold workshops and organize tournaments.
Hispanic Student Alliance
The HSO aims to bring awareness about the Hispanic culture, history, and language to the college community through different cultural, educational, social, and political events and activities. Some of the activities that HSO promotes include Spanish tutoring, Hispanic film and poetry events, Cinco de Mayo celebration, and Hispanic Heritage Month events. The HSO also focuses on the recruitment and success of Hispanic students at COM.
Japanese Culture Club
The Japanese Culture Club promotes knowledge and interest in all aspects of Japanese culture, particularly anime and literature. This club intends to encourage cultural awareness through discussion; watching films and anime; reading manga or other texts; taking field trips to conventions, festivals or museums (at least one a year); and inviting educational speakers.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Club
This club strives to unite LGBTQ students by encouraging support, building awareness, providing advocacy for students and providing a safe environment to discuss LGBTQ topics. Students are also given opportunities to build leadership and teamwork skills by planning workshops and working on community projects with other clubs.
The Newspaper Club publishes a bimonthly newspaper called the COM Chronicle. Regular columns include information on campus events, other club activities, music suggestions, photo essays and more.
Organization of African American Culture (OAAC)
OAAC is a club designed to enhance the overall college experience of African American students, so that they will achieve academically. All students are welcome to join OAAC whether or not they are of African American decent. The only criteria is that the member be currently enrolled at College of the Mainland on either a full-time or part-time basis. The goals of the organization are to connect students with academic and professional resources, create a culture of success and empowerment among students and to improve the cultural and social awareness of African American students.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK, International Honor Society)
Phi Theta Kappa is the official international honors society of community colleges. The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize and encourage academic excellence among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa provides opportunities for the development of leadership and service, intellectual exchange of ideas and ideals, lively fellowship for the scholars and stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. To be eligible, you must complete 12 credit hours at College of the Mainland with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher. You must maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher after joining the society.
Pi Kappa Delta (PKD, Debate Team)
Advisor: Dr. Cody Smith, 409-933-8211
Pi Kappa Delta (PKD) is a national honor society that promotes the practice and study of argumentation and debate through on and off-campus activities. Pi Kappa Delta is the oldest national collegiate forensic organization with over 80,000 alumni members. Participation and travel with the debate team in competitions are required for all Pi Kappa Delta members.
Process Technology Student Organization (PTEC Club)
The PTEC Club strives to create awareness of the career opportunities within the process technology industry. The group provides support among members, including academic support (tutoring/peer review), industry tours, career preparation (mock interviewing/resume building) and fundraising.
The Science Club promotes awareness and appreciation of the natural sciences by providing a better understanding of them through field trips, guest speakers, and other activities. The club sponsors college events and performs outreach throughout educational and community activities. This club also offers members opportunities to work as a team and assume leadership roles and responsibilities.
Student Government Association (SGA)
The Student Government Association is made up of an elected body of officers and one representative from each active student club. The role of SGA is to promote student participation in the decision-making process, to serve and to represent the student body. In addition, SGA and the Student Life Department will plan and develop educational, recreational, social, cultural and entertainment programs for the college community. Participants can develop leadership skills through participating on various college councils, committees and task forces. Monthly meetings are open to the college community and frequently are attended by college administrators to obtain feedback from students. All credit students are invited to participate in the monthly meetings.
Students for Christ
A nondenominational organization open to both Christians and non-Christians, this club invites all who are interested to attend with open hearts and minds. It offers a time to slow down and pray for the campus, the world and each other, and encourages growth and fellowship among students.
The SO Psyched Club promotes interest in and knowledge of psychology and sociology and encourages support between students, faculty, staff and the community. The club provides opportunities such as community service projects, volunteer experiences, guest lectures, film showings, field trips and other activities related to the behavioral sciences.
Texas Nursing Students' Association (TNSA)
The Texas Nursing Students’ Association aids in the development of the whole person and promotes participation in professional organizations after graduation. Members model integrity and leadership in all educational and service activities and interactions. Members have opportunities to influence the nursing education legislation, program development, and technology use.
Advisors: Detra Levige, 409-933-8247, and Joel Camacho, 409-933-8275
The veterans’ organization ensures that veterans, active-duty personnel, reservists and their families receive all benefits entitled to them. This organization also provides readjustment resources and provides students and successful alumni a network for professional development.
Vision Seekers serves has a unifying club for nontraditional students to fully integrate into the whole experience of college life and culture. Alumni and staff have the opportunity to mentor and tutor low skilled students in academics. "Teach what you know!"
Vocational Nursing Student Organization
The Vocational Nursing Student Organization addresses the unique needs of Vocational Nursing students as they transition from the role of a student to the role of a member of the nursing profession. Members have opportunities to participate in service and professional development activities.
Walter Prescott Historical Society
The history club promotes the understanding and knowledge of history through guest lectures, film showings and field trips. This club also provides opportunities for community service projects that teach leadership skills and social responsibility.