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Office of Campus Life      



Vision

To increase retention and graduation rates through tangible extracurricular activities and programming

Our Mission

The Mission of the Office of Campus Life is to support and enhance the educational mission of Lane College and to assist students in reaching their goals. Campus Life will create a cooperative-relationship with faculty, staff, and students to provide a safe and secure environment that fosters the intellectual, psychological, physical, social and career development of students.

Goals

In support of this mission the staff of the division of Campus Life will pursue the following goals:

  • Provide experience that will help students to think critically and make responsible decisions and choices.
  • Educate the campus and community about our purpose and services.
  • Provide professional development for students.
  • Offer activities that will develop students' intrapersonal and interpersonal competence.
  • Hold events that will generate campus involvement and community building.
  • Assist in cultivating students' artistic abilities, appreciation of the arts and creative expression.
  • Create opportunities for improvement of multicultural competence.

Our office provides the following:

Provide new students with experiences that will make the transition to our campus a positive learning experience.

  • Make available resources for students to manage their events and campus organizations.
  • Provide students services and program that will facilitate academic success and personal growth and global awareness.
  • Promote student, faculty and staff interaction as a means to improve the quality of life on campus.
  • Encourage participation in both on and off campus activities that will build skills, civic responsibility and self-discipline.
  • Offer resources to help students gain the most from their involvement and engage in personal development.

While academics provide the mainstay of the College environment, Lane College recognizes that the undergraduate experience is not restricted to the classroom. As such, the College offers numerous student activities. This gives students the opportunity to participate in social, cultural, recreational and athletic activities.

How Can I Get Involved on Campus?

While you come to college for your academic studies, research shows that students who are actively involved in extracurricular activities have better grades and higher graduation rates. Thus, we strongly encourage our students to get involved in various organizations, events/activities, and services offered. A few of these opportunities include:

Intercollegiate Athletics

The College is a Division II member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (SIAC). The Athletic Department coordinates eight varsity sports:

  • Football
  • Baseball (Male)
  • Basketball (Male and Female)
  • Cross-country (Male and Female)
  • Tennis (Male and Female)
  • Volleyball (Female)
  • Softball (Female)
  • Track and Field (Male and Female)

Athletics Contacts:
Derrick Burroughs
Director of Athletics
Phone:731-421-7461
Email: dburroughs@lanecollege.edu

Selester Sampson
Administrative Assistant /Office of Intercollegiate Athletics
Phone: 731-426-7568
Email: ssampson@lanecollege.edu

Lane College Marching Band

The Lane College Dragons Marching Band consists of a group of highly motivated and talented instrumental musicians, a dance team, and color guard that performs during halftime at football games, in the homecoming parade, and other community events. Instrumentation includes brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments. The band is clothed in new and brightly decorative uniforms that sport the distinctive Dragon insignia, feather plumes, and gloves.

Band Contact:
Mr. Cozbia K. Smith III
Lane College
Director of Bands and Instrumental Music Berry Hall Room #112
Phone: 731-426-7582
Email:csmith@lanecollege.edu

Lane College Choir

Lane College is proud of its Concert Choir. Since 1904, singing groups at Lane have performed under various names, including The Glee Club, The Choral Group, The Concert Singers, The Gospel Ambassadors, and the Lane College Concert Choir. Their distinguished directors over the years have included Professor Nathaniel Dett, an international pianist and composer; Dr. Mitchell Southall, a nationally renowned choral composer; and Dr. Marvin Curtis, the first African American composer commissioned to write a choral work for the inauguration of a U.S. President.

The Lane College Concert Choir has performed for many auspicious occasions in distinguished venues, including but not limited to The White House and the World's Fair. Among their most notable performances was rendering music for the funerals of Alex Haley, author of the world famous book, Roots; and Ron Brown, the former Commerce Secretary in the Clinton Administration.

Choir Contact:
Allen Todd
Berry Hall
Phone: 731-426-7552 FAX: 731-426-7553
Email: atodd@lanecollege.edu

Student Government Association

The Lane College Student Government Association (SGA) is a sanctioned College organization that fosters student involvement in the quality of student life at the College. The primary goals of the SGA are as follows: to provide a forum for the expression of student ideas; to serve as an intermediary between the student and the College community; to promote intellectual dialogue; and to secure student enrichment.

The SGA participates in a wide range of activities and its purposes are intimately related to all facets of campus life:

  1. to promote the individual and collective interests of the student body;
  2. to further the democratic process through student representation in institutional governance;
  3. to cultivate student leadership and encourage student participation in all phases of institutional governance;
  4. to convey students' views to the College faculty and administration;
  5. to assist in the coordination and development of student activities;
  6. to promote good relations and communications among the students, the faculty, and the administration; and
  7. to promote school spirit and traditions.

Miss Lane College

The title of Miss Lane College is an honor bestowed upon a young lady who, in competition against other young ladies, is determined most outstanding by a panel of experienced pageant judges. The Miss Lane College Pageant is open to young ladies enrolled in the College who meet specific criteria.

Several personality and charm clinics and rehearsals will be held for the contestants prior to the pageant. The young ladies participating in the pageant will find the experience to be exciting, enjoyable, and rewarding.The young lady who wins the title of Miss Lane College will receive a scholarship award to include room and board.

Campus Activities Board

Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student-led organization that works to meet the needs of students by creating involvement opportunities on the campus. Our goal is to serve students by providing engaging activities and events that cultivate their social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual development. We believe student involvement creates a healthy campus community which in turn works to support Lane College's mission, vision, and values.

The purpose of the Campus Activities Board is to serve and unity the interests of students, faculty, and staff of Lane College through well-rounded social, educational, cultural, and recreational activities. CAB is focused on adding to the college experience of all Lane College students. Involvement also provides the opportunity to develop a number of professional, leadership and life skills.

Intramural Sports

Lane College offers a variety of competitive team sports, individual sports, and other special events that cater to the entire population on campus. We offer our student an opportunity to participate in basketball, flag football, soccer, kickball, golf and boxing. In addition we offer swimming and other recreational activities.

Dragon Ambassadors

The Dragon Ambassador Program creates positive experiences for Lane College students. Ambassadors put their diverse leadership styles to use by assisting prospective students in demonstrating how Lane College can provide the type of high quality academic and social environment which will best assist them in attaining their educational goals and career aspirations.

Dragon Ambassador are dedicated to service that ensures the continued success of Lane College. Energy, enthusiasm, and dedication are expected of Dragon Ambassadors. Dragon Ambassadors also will gain outstanding leadership training and are presented with opportunities to develop excellent communication skills. The Dragon Ambassador Program combines the values of service and leadership to create an organization that will be a precious part of a student's educational experience at Lane College.

HBCU Wellness Program

Abbreviated for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), the HBCU Wellness Project is an intervention designed to utilize the human and social capital at private historically black colleges and universities to promote health and modify risks for chronic diseases among individuals living in the surrounding communities. The primary goal of the HBCU Wellness Project is to leverage educational and service- oriented resources at HBCUs to positively impact the health and well-being of Tennessee residents.

The HBCU Wellness Project is directed by Meharry Medical College and functions through four historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in Tennessee.

Campus Organizations

Student organizations exist to support the overall objectives of the College. Operating on the basis of voluntary participation and self-government, student organizations are an integral part of the College community, and as such are obligated to contribute to the scholastic attainment and general development of the individual student. Student organizations offer the individual an opportunity to broaden his/her environment. Skills and experience obtained through membership in student organizations serve as a valuable supplement to the formal curriculum.

Studies confirm that students benefit greatly from being involved in a campus organization. An active, involved student is a successful student. Through participation in activities and clubs, students can enhance the classroom curriculum with out-of-class related experiences, form relationships with other students with similar interests, and develop mentor relationships with faculty and staff, and utilize life skills such as decision making, planning, critical thinking, and more. Student organizations help create a sense of community and spirit on campus. If you are interested in starting a new organization, please contact the office of Campus Life.

Academic /Honor Clubs

An organization whose stated objective is to provide an opportunity for individuals to discuss and share information related to a specific academic discipline, topic or interest. You will be exposed to opportunities for networking and leadership development.

In addition, the Academic category includes Honor organizations whose memberships are based on academic achievement, and whose purposes are to recognize such. These groups must hold meetings and sponsor events throughout the year as well as initiation ceremonies.

  • Beta Kappa Chi Scientific Society
  • Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society
  • Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity
  • Accounting Club
  • Art Club
  • Biology Club
  • Communication Club
  • Computer Science/Mathematics Club
  • Criminal Justice Association
  • Foreign Languages Club
  • History Club
  • Pre-Med / Dental Club
  • Pre-Law Society
  • Tau Beta Sigma Sorority
  • Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity
  • Student Government Association

Greek Organizations

A social and service organization composed of all male or female students (single sex organizations). Greek organizations strive to develop the greatest potential in each of their members according to their individual talents, skills and personality to prepare them for life after graduation. There are additional requirements for membership into Greek Service Organizations.

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Social Groups

An organization whose purpose is to provide a place for members to discuss issues relevant to them, to express their interest in a given subject, to serve as a support group for students on campus or a group off campus, or a group interested in advancing social issues that concern the college and the community.

  • Cheerleaders
  • Freshman Class
  • Sophomore Class
  • Junior Class
  • Senior Class
  • NAACP
  • Pre-Alumni Council
  • Dragon Ambassadors
  • Bellas
  • Beaus
  • Concert Choir
  • Marching Band
  • Alpha Omega Library Club
  • Student Christian Association
  • Chess Club
  • Prism
  • Debate Club
  • Flames Dance Club
  • Gospel Choir
  • Baptist Student Union
  • Democratic Association
  • Young Life College
  • Campus Activity Board
  • Power Sports League

Organization Registration

ALL organizations need to re-register annually with the Office of Campus Life to keep their active status. Please note that updating your officers does not suffice as re-registering your group. Even if you have recently updated your officers, you still need to complete the re-registration form. Registration must be submitted online by September 1, 2015, to maintain your organization's active status. If you do not re-register your organization by September 15, 2015 your organization will be marked as an inactive organization.

Starting a New Organization

Students wishing to start a new student organization must do the following:

  1. Discuss plans with the Director of Campus Life before meeting as an organized group, writing a constitution or planning organization activities.
  2. The Director will work with an organization to identify existing student organization that may meet students' needs or help the students to develop the appropriate documentation to support successful completion of the recognition process.
  3. New student organizations must meet and follow the regulations that govern student organizations.
  4. The Director of Campus Life will review the proposed organization's student organization packet, constitution and/or bylaws for approval.
  5. The Director of Campus Life will notify the organization of the final action in writing.

Note: The approval process usually takes at least 14 business days, however the process may take longer. During that time the activities of the new student organization will be limited to meeting and membership drives. No other activities, solicitation, or programs will be allowed until final approval has been granted.

Facilities Usage Overview

All events held on our campus must benefit or help further pursue the mission of Lane College. All events must be requested/ reserved through the office of Campus Life in order to be supported.

Campus Life must be notified of any event needs/ resources required for a properly scheduled event.

Non- College and outside groups, organizations, corporations or individuals may request space for activities that comply within the rules and regulations of Lane College.

A request form is filled out and returned to office of Campus Life to determine availability of resources, staffing and the impact of the event to Lane College.

The Office of Campus Life reserves the right to approve or deny all requests pending availability, staffing and context of event.

All requests must be submitted two weeks prior to the day of the event. Please allow 48 hours for processing.

Contact Information

Director of Campus Life
HBCU Wellness Project
Water Tower
Suite 111
Offfice:731.425.2559
Mobile:731.693.2500
Fax:731.425.2571
Mr. Quentin L. Giles
Assistant Director of Campus Life
Cheer Coach
Water Tower
Suite 118
Office: 731.425.2561
Fax:731.425.2571
Mobile: 731.693.2501
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