Clubs and Committees

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To support the development of its students, Texas Academy offers a variety of extracurricular activities designed to fulfill current students’ interests and goals. All officers in Texas Academy organizations must be in good standing and earn and maintain a 3.0 GPA. Texas Academy students also have the opportunity to further their leadership skills by organizing and operating their own special interest clubs and organizations. Students wishing to begin a new club should schedule an appointment with the Student Services Coordinator to review Lamar University and academy requirements regarding proposed purpose and activities.   

Clubs and committees must have the written approval of the dean, have an academy advisor (Texas Academy administrator) and hold their meetings as scheduled. First year students are strongly encouraged to meet their first semester academic goals before proposing a new club or organization. All activities must follow Lamar Code of Student Conduct and be approved in writing by the dean.   

For Texas Academy students and administrators alike, scheduling convenient club and committee meeting times is of the utmost importance. Students holding leadership posts in Texas Academy clubs should convene in the first week of each semester to determine the club schedule for the term and report the club/committee plans as early as possible.

Requirements for official Texas Academy clubs and committees:

  • Official meetings will take place as scheduled.
  • Texas Academy clubs must have an advisor (a Texas Academy administrator) present at official meetings.
  • Clubs should provide the student services coordinator the names of students holding executive roles.
  • Clubs are required to designate one junior, where applicable, as representative in the club’s leadership.
  • Clubs should clearly define goals or objectives and provide them to their advisor and club members at the first meeting of the semester.

In the first week of the semester, clubs should provide their advisor a list of probable topics to be covered at each meeting during that semester.

At official club and committee meetings an appointed club representative must record:

  • Attendance digitally (advisors should maintain copies as attendance will be a factor when considering student eligibility for club events or travel)
  • General notes on discussions, presentations, guest speakers, etc. 

2022-23 Texas Academy Clubs & Committees

CLUBS
Art The purpose of this club is to allow students to explore their creativity by creating and discussing different works of art. 
GoRed The purpose of this committee is to collaborate with various blood banks in order to encourage blood donations on and off campus as well as to give back to the community. The GoRed Club will also be responsible for coordinating with Lamar University to provide CPR training.  
Humanities and Culture The purpose of the Humanties and Culture club is to spread awareness, understanding, and appreciation of a particular culture, its people, diversity, and values.
JSA - Junior State of America The purpose of this committee is to promote and encourage students to participate in democracy and engage in current event topics through respectful discussion and debate.  JSA allows students to voice an educated opinion, gain invaluable speaking and leadership skills and experiences while fostering a foundation for positive influence within the learning community and in the future.  
Media The purpose of this committee is to document the school year through the creating of a yearbook style book and social media.  Submissions for both the book and social media may be made by any student but the creative design and final presentation will be managed by the club. 
Social The purpose of this committee is to plan and organize social events that strengthen the Texas Academy community and provide opportunities for recruitment when guests are invited to participate.   
STEM The purpose of this committee is to explore opportunities for students to explore STEM/STEAM careers, topics, and challenges through project-based learning opportunities that utilize a collaborative learning approach, experimentation, and problem-solving approaches. STEM Club activities include robotics, coding, environmental engineering, and so much more.
COMMITTEES

Community

Engagement

The purpose of this committee is to enhance the student experience and expand learning opportunities and social awareness through participation with businesses, nonprofit organizations and ministries in SETX.  Participation might include internships, volunteer service programs, or field trips. 

Events The purpose of this committee is to recruit, retain, and develop outstanding and inclusive experiences for Texas Academy students. This committee plans and organizes all academic, recruitment, and organizational events. The events committee creates and develops all aspects of Texas Academy events in partnership with other Colleges and community partners, as appropriate. This committee plans details from start to finish and includes all staff members in the planning process.  
Peer Mentor

The purpose of this committee is to bring Texas Academy students together by setting them up for success with Peer Mentor leads who have the same likes and interests as the mentee. Our leaders will be a shoulder to lean on while our new students find their footing when they transition to a more independent college lifestyle.  

 Peer Mentors are second-year Texas Academy students who serve as a lead to a group of first-year Texas Academy students. For the fall of 2022, Peer Mentors will be selected by Texas Academy administration. The student body President may not serve as a Peer Mentor but acts as a lead to all other Peer Mentors. Organizes and leads effective peer mentoring partnerships between all Academy students.

Safety & Security The purpose of this committee is to ensure that the Texas Academy adheres and follows guidelines set forth by Lamar University in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency requirements to build upon creating safety awareness and provide communication to students and parents. The committee plans and ensures safety protocols are followed during day-to-day business operations and in the event of inclement weather or disaster. 
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