The purpose of the Student Activities unit of TSTC West Texas is to provide our students with a variety of athletic and non-athletic activities outside the classroom; to enhance their physical activity and develop their habits of good sportsmanship and fair play; and to improve their social skills through participation in clubs, organizations, special events, intramural sports, and college-sponsored trips as available per location.
Events sponsored by the Student Activities Department include but are not limited to:
Intramural and Recreational Sports
TSTC sponsors a variety of team and individual sports throughout the year. These programs contribute to students' general education by providing experiences that are available only through sports, athletic competition, and recreation. Intramural and recreational sports help create well-balanced and happy individuals by developing physical skills, good health, mental alertness, and social well being. These programs strive to reach as many students as possible and develop permanent interests in sports and lifetime fitness. These programs include team sports, such as flag football, basketball, softball, and volleyball, as well as other activities, such as tennis, racquetball, and aerobics.
The TSTC Games include participants from TSTC Harlingen, TSTC Marshall, TSTC Waco, and TSTC West Texas. These competitions are held every year, with the colleges serving as hosts on a rotating basis.
The Student Government Association (SGA) is the governing body that represents students and advises the college administration on issues of student interest and concern. In October, each instructional program elects one representative to serve on the SGA. Contact the Associate Vice President for Student Development for more information.
Student Clubs and Organizations
Student clubs and organizations provide many opportunities for students to get involved in campus activities. Some clubs and organizations focus on particular professional fields, while others relate to more general interests, hobbies, and support services. Each club or organization must have a faculty/staff advisor and must be approved annually by the Associate Vice President for Student Development. Students are encouraged to visit the Student Activities Office to learn more about student clubs and organizations. You may view a list of all student clubs and organizations here.
Student Identification Cards
All new college credit students are required to obtain identification (ID) cards when they register; ID cards are optional for students in continuing education and workforce training programs. An ID card fee is included with other registration charges, and an additional fee is charged if a replacement card is needed. Students should carry these cards at all times, because they must be presented for various purposes, such as cashing checks, paying fees, and checking out library books. Misuse of ID cards may result in disciplinary action.
Learning Resource Center (Library)
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) provides print and non-print resources and services for students and employees, including access to the Internet. Materials are selected to serve the curricular, vocational, and recreational needs of the college community. A trained staff of professional librarians is available to aid students in locating and using these materials.
The Sweetwater Campus houses the main library for TSTC West Texas while the Abilene, Breckenridge and Brownwood Centers have branch libraries.
LRC records must be cleared by the end of each term. Official transcripts are not released and registration for subsequent semesters may not be allowed until obligations are met.
The TSTC West Texas bookstore maintains a wide selection of books and supplies required for classes and labs. The bookstore also offers an assortment of educational materials, health care products, stamps, cards, envelopes, and snacks, as well as an array of college sportswear, hats, and novelties.
TSTC West Texas Food Service provides meals, fast food, snacks, related items and services of high quality in a timely and cost-effective manner. Available meal plan options are designed to meet the varied needs of today's college student in terms of value, cost and nutrition. Every effort is made to serve a variety of well-balanced and nutritious meals, snack items and assorted beverages, and to accommodate special dietary needs.
Dine-in only meals are available for residents. For convenience, both dine-in and takeout meals are made available to non-residents, consumers in the College community, guests of the College and the general public from the surrounding communities. Service and accommodations are top priorities in carrying out the goals of the Food Service Department.