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Student Clubs & Organizations

A great way to get involved at Tyler is by joining a club, organization, interest group, or joining an Intramural Sports Team! If you are interested in joining a club or organization, please feel free to email a club leader or sponsor.

Interested in starting your own student group? Please fill out the New Student Group Interest Form.

Students at the annual Student Organization Fair! The Student Organization Fair is held at the beginning of ever semester.

All club and organization meeting times are located on the main Tyler Calendar

Anime Club

Advisor: Richard Hoeser
Student Leader: 
In the past, the Anime Club has attended Comicon conventions

Art Club

Advisors: Colin Ferguson and Paula Winn
Provides students in the visual arts program as well as students, faculty, staff, and the greater community exposure to the arts in all forms.

Business Club (formerly Phi Beta Lambda)

Advisor: Carolyn Harris
Student Leader: Alexander Shevnin

Chess Club

Advisor: Scott Meredith
Student Leader: Avais Gilani
Promoting the world of chess to Tyler students, faculty, and staff.

College Republicans

Tyler’s student-led college chapter of the College Republican National Committee

Gaming Club

Advisor: Richard Hoeser
Student Leader: 

Gay-Straight Alliance

Advisor: Kerrigan Sullivan
Student Leader: Andrea Kinnaman
Tyler’s student-led organization intended to nurture a safe and supportive environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning individuals as well as cisgender heterosexual allies.

History Club

Advisor: Greg Hansard
Brings history awareness to Tyler students.

Honor & Distinction: Black Student Alliance

Advisor: Ben Rogers
Provides leadership opportunities, social gatherings, mentoring, and community service opportunities.

Human Services Club

This organization is not currently active. Please email Student Activities if you are interested in this club.

International Student Organization

This organization is not currently active. Please email Student Activities if you are interested in this club.

JTCC American Welding Society

This organization is not currently active. Please email Student Activities if you are interested in this club.

JTCC Music Club

Advisor: Dr. Michael Means
Student Leader: Greyson Miller

Movie Club

Advisor: Andrew Bryce
Student Leader: Edgar Hernandez

Philosophy Club

This organization is not currently active. Please email Student Activities if you are interested in this club.

Programming Club

Advisor: Brenda Miller
Brings like-minded individuals together to complete various programming projects and gain computer-science related experience.

Rotaract Club

Advisor: Lisa Payne
Student Leader: Asra Mahum
Provides opportunities for students to enhance knowledge and skills that will assist in personal development; to address the physical and social needs of communities; and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

Sociology Club

Advisor: Michael Rutz
Seeks students who are interested in expanding and applying their knowledge of the social sciences. The group organizes the annual Social Sciences Research Expo and coordinates activities that bring people together from different backgrounds to share experiences and work toward common goals.

S.T.E.M.–H Club

Advisors: Patricia Silva-Santisteban and Cathleen McCarthy-Burke
Meets on a regular basis for students interested in science, technology, engineering, math, and health-related fields and activities.

Student Government Association

Advisors: Jevonte Blount, Che Boisseau
SGA Email
The SGA was established to encourage an active role in college life and activities. SGA provides each student with a voice in student affairs. Elections are held every September of the new academic year.

Student Nurses Association

Advisor: Therese Willoughby
Student Leader: Lexy Paz

Student Veteran’s Organization

Advisors: Michael Murphy and James Evins
Tyler’s SVO is part of the Virginia Student Veteran’s of America Chapter

Theatre Club

Advisor: Kerrigan Sullivan
Promotes theatre and theatrical performances at Tyler.


Advisor: Brenda Miller

Off-Campus Chapel Advisor: Morgan Dawson Bogert

Student Representative: Abby Wilda

Tyler’s non-denominational student-led ministry, holding worship nights, open mic nights, retreats, community service events, bible study, and more.

Women in STEM

Advisor: Jennifer Pettyjohn

Student Leader: Shamella Myrick
Works to increase awareness of the challenges faced by minorities in STEM and encourages and supports underrepresented groups in STEM fields.

Yarn Club

Advisor: Suzanne Sherry
Brings together like-minded individuals to imbue joy and hope in the world with fiber, one stitch at a time. The group supports local charities near the Tyler campus.

Sports Clubs

Men’s and Women’s Basketball

Sponsor: Wanda Davis


Sponsor: Ebenezer Emos


Sponsor: Wanda Davis

Interest Groups

Dental Careers Club

Advisor: Paula Inserra
Student Leader: Shelby Leavell

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Club

Advisor: LaToya Reynolds
Student Leader: Laine Peterson

Honorary Organizations (recognizing academic achievement)

Phi Theta Kappa

Tau Rho Chapter (Chester)

Advisor: Amanda Lentz-Ronning

Beta Omicron Omicron (Midlothian)

Advisors: Margaret Parrish and Christopher Pantazis


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