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Activities & Organizations

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HCTC provides focused, flexible job training and quality higher education in classrooms and labs across six locations, as well as online. Learning experiences outside of the classroom enhance the college experience through our growing number of student clubs and organizations, and students are encouraged to participate in these opportunities.

The mission of HCTC Student Clubs and Organizations is to complement the college s academic programs and enhance the overall educational experiences of students through development of, exposure to, and participation in social, cultural, multicultural, intellectual, recreational, community service, and campus leadership programs.

Campus clubs and organizations provide environments in which students and student organizations are afforded opportunities and are offered assistance to:

  • Participate in co-curricular activities
  • Participate in campus governance
  • Develop healthy interpersonal relationships and use leisure time productively
  • Explore activities in individual and group settings for self-understanding and growth
  • Learn about varied cultures and experiences; ideas and issues; art and musical forms; and styles of life

Clubs & Organizations

The Ambassadors Club consists of students who are interested in promoting activities at HCTC. The club promotes leadership and student involvement in campus activities. Please contact Delcie Combs if you want additional information about the club.

Sponsor: Delcie Combs, (800) 246-7521, ext. 73100

We, the members of the Black, Indigenous, Latinx, People of Color Student Union, acknowledge the value of the diversity and distinctiveness of the African American, and BILPOC communities here in our communities, HCTC, and local High Schools.

We recognize the need for unity among BILPOC students. We offer this constitution as a declaration of our commitment to promoting the social, cultural, and academic health of our communities in general, and those of the BILPOC community.

We all are welcome and Belong here!

The Criminal Justice Club is affiliated with the national organization of American Correctional Association (ACA) and consists of criminal justice students attending HCTC or EKU Hazard Campus. The purpose of the Criminal Justice Club are to support the goals of improving the profession of corrections and juvenile justice, promote increased knowledge of correctional and juvenile justice systems, and provide a means of communication among persons having an interest in corrections and juvenile justice.


Sponsor: Walter Smith (606)487-3303

UNITE an acronym for an Eastern Kentucky regional initiative meaning Unlawful Narcotics Investigations, Treatment and Education. The focus of the UNITEd student organization to raise awareness about drug addiction in order to change community norms regarding drug abuse. Members of the club all agree to help build a safe, healthy, and drug-free community.


The purpose of PTK is to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, PTK provides opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence. Outstanding PTK students at HCTC are nominated each year for the All-Kentucky Academic Team. Hazard Community and Technical College has two chapters:

Hazard Campus - Alpha Beta Epsilon; Lees Campus - Alpha Eta Epsilon.

Sponsors for PTK-Alpha Beta Epsilon: Jerry Michael Combs, (800) 246-7521, ext. 73431
  Kristy Creech, (800) 246-7521, ext. 73095
  Randy Moon, (800) 246-7521 ext. 73541
  Mavis Clemons (800) 246-7521 ext. 73262
  Rebecca Thorpe (800) 246-7521 ext. 73509
  Charmoin Holliday (800) 246-7521 ext. 73273
Sponsors for PTK-Alpha Eta Epsilon: Amanda Spencer-Barnes, (800) 246-7521, ext. 73530
  Cathy Ann Branson, (800) 246-7521, ext. 73550

April Wireman
(800) 246-7521, ext 73535


SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel both personally and professionally. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations. Students build strong skills in leadership, teamwork, community service, professionalism, and technical area of study as a member of SkillsUSA.

SkillsUSA is housed on the Technical campus.

Sponsors: Tony Back, (800) 246-7521, ext. 73302

The Student Activity Club provides student engagement activities at all campus locations. Club members assist with welcome back bashes sponsored by the Office of Recruitment and Student Engagement.

Contact: Scott Gross or 606-487-3528


The purpose of SGA is to develop student leadership that encourages participation in addressing student and college concerns. SGA serves as a conduit to stimulate communication and cooperation among students, faculty and staff. SGA promotes student life and co-curricular participation of students at HCTC through the planning and coordination of campus activities.

HCTC's Student Government Association provides an organized outlet for the voice of the students. SGA is involved in fun activities as well.

Sponsors: Bryan Combs, (800) 246-7521, ext 73044
  Helen Brunty, (800) 246-7521, ext. 73077

The HCTC LGBT* Alliance Club is open to all students. We celebrate and court diversity and work to create a culture and policies that support inclusion and equity. If you are interested in joining our club, please contact Jenny Williams, faculty advisor, Jenny Williams or 606-487-3210,