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Getting involved may mean more than you think, because the answer is as unique as you are. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offers many opportunities for involvement through a wide range of events and activities, clubs and organizations, and programs.  Involvement is a great way to get connected to campus, build leadership skills, meet people, begin networking within your profession and have fun!  

Activities and Events

Convocation ceremonies are held each fall at the conclusion of orientation activities. Led by students, College officials, and faculty, Convocation marks the beginning of your Cabarrus College experience. Pledge your dedication to the College's core values of caring, commitment, teamwork and integrity. Learn how you will gain the knowledge and skills toward becoming a culturally competent healthcare provider. Join us as we celebrate your new beginnings.

Ongoing Programs and Activities
Throughout the year, Student Affairs offers various programs, services, and activities which respond to the changing needs, interests, and greater welfare of our students.


  • Fall Festival
  • Spring Picnic
  • Angel Tree Project
  • Blood Drives
  • Constitution Day
  • Open forums with the President, Dean and Provost
  • Craft and DIY events
  • Student lunches and coffee breaks
  • Personal development workshops (e.g. leadership skills, financial wellness, resume writing, etc.)
  • Student success workshops (e.g. time management, overcoming test anxiety, study skills, etc.)
  • Volunteer Community Service Projects

Clubs and Organizations

Cabarrus College's student organizations provide you with opportunities for social, moral, intellectual, cultural, and leadership development. Getting involved is a fun way to build strong relationships with fellow students and faculty, learn more about your intended profession, and to help others within the community. In addition to the clubs and organizations listed below, you may also wish to get involved by participating in a College task force or committee. For more information, contact the advisor of Student Government, Sherry Hamilton. Please contact the organization's advisor for the location and time of meetings.

Student Government Association (SGA)

SGA is the leadership umbrella over all student clubs and organizations. Membership is open to all Cabarrus College students. SGA promotes self-governance and provides students with a voice in the College's decision making process. SGA also allows students from all academic programs to come together to plan events and services for the college.

Club Highlights: SGA hosts monthly events including social, educational and community service activities. Past events have included the Fall Club Fair, a canned food drive, ice cream and coffee socials, craft activity events and a study tip activity. SGA also participates in our annual Angel Tree Service Project, Fall Festival and Spring Picnic.

Advisor: Sherry Hamilton

Advisor Phone: 704-403-1616

Professional Development - Clubs promoting professional development at the student level.

Cabarrus College Association of Nursing Students (CCANS)

CCANS is a local chapter of the National Organization of Student Nurses which strives to: - Aid in the development of student nurses as truly democratic citizens and future leaders of the nursing profession by broadening their horizons as individuals and as members of a group.

  • Promote professional and social unity among student nurses
  • Convey standards of professionalism, accountability, and ethical behavior within the nursing profession
  • Stimulate the understanding of and create an interest in graduate professional nursing organizations
  • Serve as a channel of communication between the student nurse organizations and the various units of the graduate professional nurses' organizations

Club Highlights: CCANS holds regularly scheduled monthly meetings and sponsors college student functions as well as fundraisers and service projects for our local community. Past service projects have supported CVAN (battered women's shelter), the College Angel Tree Project, and the Church of God Children’s Home. Members are invited to attend the North Carolina Association of Nursing Students Annual Conference.

Related LinksNorth Carolina Association of Nursing Students (NCANS)

Advisor(s): Lori Brown and Lisa Lunsford
Advisor Phone: 704-403-3508 (Lori) and 704-403-3209 (Lisa)

Medical Assistant Student Organization (MASO)

Getting involved with MASO will support and enhance your academic experience at Cabarrus College. Membership in MASO is open to all medical assisting students. MASO promotes the profession of medical assistant and seeks to continually improve the knowledge and skills of its members.

Club Highlights: MASO holds regularly scheduled monthly meetings during the academic year. The members' biggest focus is fundraising. In the fall semester, fundraising is done to raise money to participate in the College Angel Tree Project and various other benefits to the community. In the spring semester, fundraising is done through multiple efforts such as bake sales, silent auctions, Little Caesar Pizza Kit sales, etc. These fundraising efforts help the MASO members attend the State Medical Assisting Conference held in April each year. At each state conference, the MASO members participate in the College Quiz Bowl. We were champions in 2010. MASO also looks to give back to the community by participating in various volunteer opportunities such as the hospital health fairs, dermatology office skin checks, blood drives, etc.

Related Links: American Association of Medical Assistants and North Carolina Society of Medical Assistants

Advisor: Rachel Houston
Advisor Phone: 704-403-1228

Student Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA)

The Student Occupational Therapy Association is open to all Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) and Occupational Therapy (OT) Program students, or current students who are interested in enrolling in the OTA program. The purpose of the organization is to promote the profession of occupational therapy and provide service to the community through student activities.  Students are encouraged to influence current issues affecting the occupational therapy profession through their involvement in the Annual National Student Conclave and the annual North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association conferences and events. Membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association and the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association are recommended. 

Club Highlights: SOTA holds regularly scheduled meetings both during the week and on weekends to accommodate the needs of the Occupational Therapy Program students.  Informative guest speakers and events are scheduled at least once a semester for both the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Occupational Therapy master’s level students.  Members are active in the North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association and participate in fundraisers and promotion of the profession. 

Advisor: Nancy Green

Advisor Phone: 704-403-3599

Surgical Technologist Students Association (STSA)

Membership in STSA is open to all surgical technology students. STSA was developed to foster interest in the field of surgical technology. The purpose of this organization is to promote the profession by encouraging participation at the State and National level.

Club Highlights: STSA meetings feature guest speakers, equipment demonstrations, and programs concerning new advances in surgical technology. Members are invited to attend AST State Conference as well as AST National Conference. The group also participates in community service activities such as providing Christmas for local underprivileged children and Walk From Obesity.

Related Links: Association of Surgical Technologists

Advisor: Michelle Gay
Advisor Phone: 704-403-1758

Honor Societies - Encouraging the pursuit of academic interests.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society(ΦΘΚ)

The Beta Delta Chi Chapter recognizes leadership, scholarship, and service among two-year college students. Students who have completed at least 12 semester hours in a degree program at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, a facility of Atrium Health Cabarrus and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher are eligible to join. Members must maintain a cumulative 3.00 GPA or higher and submit membership dues in order to remain in good standing. Graduates who are in good standing (that is, have maintained the academic requirements and are current with society dues) are eligible to wear a ΦΘΚ honor cord as part of the graduation regalia.

Club Highlights: New members are formally inducted into Phi Theta Kappa during our Spring Induction Ceremony. Members are encouraged to participate in various community service projects such as Hats for Hope, Project Graduation, and our Big Sister & Big Brother mentoring program.

Related Links: 
Phi Theta Kappa website

Zinat Hassanpour
Advisor Phone: 

Lambda Nu National Honor Society (ΛΝ)

Lambda Nu, the National Honor Society for Radiologic and Imaging Sciences chartered a local North Carolina Gamma Chapter at Cabarrus College to recognize academic achievement within the Medical Imaging discipline. This chapter is open to students and alums with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 after completing 12 credit hours in the program. For verification of eligibility, contact the advisor. Members in good standing will be eligible to display the green and maroon ΛΝ honor cords as part of the graduation regalia.

Club Highlights: New members are formally inducted into Lambda Nu during our Induction Ceremony. Club members are also involved in various Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities.

Related Links: Lambda Nu website

Advisor: Rhonda Weaver
Advisor Phone: 704-403-1756

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma)

The local Sigma Theta Tau Chapter recently amended its charter in April 2018, when Wingate University joined with Cabarrus College to become the Upsilon Mu at-Large Chapter.  The chapter strives to uphold the mission of Sigma: “developing nurse leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere.” Sigma supports this through its numerous professional development products and services that focus on the core areas of education, leadership, career development, evidence-based nursing, research, and scholarship. These products and services advance the learning and professional development of members and all nurses who strive to improve the health of the world’s people. Membership to the Upsilon Mu at-Large Chapter is by invitation to baccalaureate nursing students who: demonstrate excellence in scholarship (cumulative GPA 3.00 or higher); have completed at least half of the baccalaureate nursing program curriculum; and rank in the highest 35 percent of the BSN graduating class. Nurse leader membership is offered to RNs in the community who hold a baccalaureate degree or higher in nursing or other disciplines and demonstrate achievement in nursing.

Club Highlights: Upsilon Mu sponsors the Fall Nursing Research Institute and the Spring Research Forum, both held annually.

Related Links: Sigma Theta Tau International

Advisor: Jill Carey
Advisor Phone: 704-403-4389

Service and Interests - Promoting group interests and community service.


This organization is a Rotary-sponsored service club for college-enrolled students. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Cabarrus County, Rotaract is a true "partner in service" and a key member of the Rotary family.

Club Highlights: Rotaract members supplement their leadership, knowledge, and skills while addressing the physical and social needs of our community. The Club's main project is its adopted Head Start class at Long Preschool. Club members make regular visits to the classroom and participate in various activities with the students. They go on holiday visits, make crafts, throw an annual Christmas party (with gifts for all the children), read books to the children, and sometimes just play! Several fundraisers are held each year to fund the activities at Long Preschool, as well as, the annual College Halloween Party and College Angel Tree Project. Rotaract is well-regarded for its Cake and Dessert Silent Auctions. Rotaract also sponsors blood drives. If you're interested in doing community service, while having a great time, then Rotaract is the club for you. Stop in at the next meeting to learn more.

Related Links: Rotary Club of Cabarrus County

Advisor: Cristine Eudy
Advisor Phone: 704-403-4571

Christian Student Union (CSU)

This organization is nondenominational and provides spiritual guidance and fellowship opportunities for all interested students.

Club Highlights: CSU activities include fundraising efforts to finance club projects, such as Operation Christmas Child. Members also volunteer their time and participate in various community service projects.

Advisor(s): Jamie Cochran and Lisa Lunsford
Advisor Phone: 704-403-3202 (Jamie) and 704-403-3209 (Lisa)

Volunteer Activities

Throughout our College's history, we have endeavored to develop caring and compassionate healthcare professionals. Today's 21st century healthcare provider must be prepared to understand the attitudes, beliefs, and health behaviors of diverse populations, and appropriately respond with culturally competent patient-centered care.

Your journey toward cultural competence begins during your first semester through volunteer and classroom activities designed to help you develop an awareness and knowledge of other cultures. During successive semesters, your volunteer activities combined with classroom instruction will help you build your cultural knowledge and skills, preparing you to practice your cultural competence skills during an immersed service learning experience.

Volunteer requirements may vary depending on your program and the degree you are seeking. Please consult the newest edition of the Volunteer Handbook and the Approved Volunteer Community Service Agencies List for the requirements you will be expected to meet.

Throughout the year, information on specific volunteer projects will be made available via email. Many of these projects are sponsored by Cabarrus College clubs and student organizations.

College Volunteer Opportunities
All associate degree, baccalaureate and diploma programs have a volunteer community service requirement. A new Volunteer Program was implemented in the Fall of 2010 for new students beginning a program at that time. Students enrolled before Fall 2010 who are graduating in May 2011 and all ADN students graduating in December 2011 will follow the previous Volunteer Program.

Clubs and Organizations that offer Volunteer Opportunities

Many of the clubs and organizations offered at Cabarrus College provide opportunities to meet this volunteer requirement.

  • Cabarrus College Association of Nursing Students (CCANS) 
  • Medical Assistant Student Organization (MASO) 
  • Student Occupational Therapy Assistant (SOTA) 
  • Surgical Technologist Students Association (STSA) 
  • Rotaract
  • Christian Student Union (CSU) 
  • Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (ΦΘΚ) 
  • Lambda Nu National Honor Society (ΛΝ)

How to Volunteer and Track Hours

  1. Select an agency listed in the Volunteer Handbook (see Appendix A - Approved Volunteer Community Service Agencies). You must select an agency from this list unless otherwise stated by your instructor. If you are enrolled in an online program and do not live within the College's service area, consult with your program chair to identify comparable agencies within your community.
  2. Seek approval from instructor. Some academic programs and/or courses may have specific volunteer requirements for their students. Please reach out to your instructor before signing up for a volunteer opportunity to ensure that the site will meet your program’s requirements.
  3. Call the agency to volunteer. Whenever you contact an agency, identify yourself as a Cabarrus College student. While on site, keep in mind that you are serving and representing the good works of the College, and must act in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct.
  4. Complete the Volunteer Community Service Verification Form. Each semester, complete the Volunteer Community Service Verification form and return it to your instructor no later than Monday of week 15 (see Form A in the Handbook). This form must be filled out completely and include a signature of an agency representative. Your grade will not be finalized and you will not be able to progress to the next program course until this form has been submitted and verified.
  5. Create "Pro Bono Record" in SonisWeb.
    To create a "Pro Bono Record" in SonisWeb, please take the following steps once you are logged in:
    • Click on the "Pro Bono" icon located at the top of the screen. 
    • Click on the "Add" button. 
    • Enter "Organization" and "Supervisor" names. 
    • Enter the number of Volunteer Community Service Hours completed at this location. If you did not complete all 5 of your Volunteer Community Service Hours for the same organization, you will need to add an additional experience. 
    • Hours should represent the number of hours provided. 
    • Start date should indicate the date you began your experience. 
    • Stop date should indicate the date you completed the hours of your experience. You can have the same "Start" and "Stop" date. 
    • Click the "Submit" button to record your experience. 
    • The final step in the process is to accept the terms and conditions by clicking the check box and "Submit" at the bottom of the page. Today's date now appears next to the checkbox.

Volunteer Form