All students may participate in regularly scheduled student events each year including SeptemberFest, campus cookouts, SGA elections, Mr. & Ms. Northwest-Shoals elections, Homecoming, Halloween contests, National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Community College Month and Spring Fling. Students also have the opportunity to audition and participate in the annual spring production and Toyland holiday production on the Phil Campbell campus.

Student Organizations

Ambassadors - The Northwest-Shoals Ambassadors are students who help to promote school spirit, assist in receiving guests at official functions, go to area high schools for recruiting purposes, act as hosts to welcome visitors to the administration and faculty, take high school seniors and other interested persons on tours of the campus, and serve at other college and community events. Selection is based on an interview, academic achievement, personality, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc.(ASHRAE) - brings students together who are pursuing a career in the field of heating, ventilating, refrigeration and engineering.

Baptist Campus Ministry (BCM) - provides the opportunity for Christian growth, fellowship, and service. The BCM is sponsored by the Alabama Baptist State Convention and the Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association. BCM is open to all students.

College Bowl Team - engages in intercollegiate academic competition with institutions in the Alabama College system. This group is recruited from high school scholars bowl teams and enrolled in Interdisciplinary Studies classes on both campuses.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes - For over 40 years, (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) has presented athletes and coaches the Gospel of Jesus Christ and has grown into the largest, small group, youth oriented ministry in schools across America. FCA is open to all students.

Honors Program (Visit Website) - Looking for the opportunity to participate in an educational plan that provides a unified introduction into the nature and growth of human knowledge? Then come join other students who have met high academic standards by filling out an application to join in the blended honors courses of NW-SCC's new Honors Program.

International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)- IAAP is a not-for-profit professional association with 600+ chapters worldwide. The association works in partnershp with employers to promote excellence. Its members include administrative assistants, executive secretaries, office coordinators, information specialists, and related administrative professionals. The Northwest-Shoals Community College Student Chapter of IAAP is sponsored by the Shoals Professional Chapter. For membership information, please contact Ms. Tywana McClinton, Faculty Advisor at 256-331-5212 or

Music Educators National Conference (MENC) - is open to all students interested in the field of music and music education. Music majors are highly encouraged to participate. Involvement in the MENC is essential for a complete and fulfilling music education experience. Members of the MENC experience music education on a professional level.

National Student Nurses Association - The Associate Degree Nursing Program offers students the opportunity to join the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA). The mission of NSNA includes development of leadership skills and promotion of high standards of nursing care including accountability and client advocacy. Membership is voluntary and includes annual dues.

Northwest-Shoals Community College Alumni Association
- consists of graduates and students, or former students, who have attended the College for at least one semester hour. The association is an advocacy group of the College.

Nursing Club - provides opportunity for fellowship, academic, and personal development to its members. Nursing is promoted by class and community involvement.

Patriots for Christ (Click for More Information) - Campus ministry providing fun and Christian fellowship on the Muscle Shoals Campus. Join us for free meals and other activities. This ministry is sponsored by the Tuscumbia Church of Christ and is open to all students.

Phi Theta Kappa (Visit Website) - Established by Missouri two-year college presidents in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society serves to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and provide opportunities for individual growth and development through honors, leadership and service programming.

Science Club - Northwest-Shoals Society for Technology and Science (The Science Club) is organized to promote the academic welfare of students interested in science, medicine, pharmacy, engineering and other technical areas. Members participate during the year in a variety of academic, social, and community service activities such as National Chemistry Week, the Science with Santa Show, National Technology Week, picnics, field trips, meetings featuring outside speakers, and science demonstrations in public school classrooms.

Skills USA - is a national organization for students enrolled in technical, skilled, and service occupations. It provides quality education, experiences for students in leadership, teamwork, citizenship and character development.

Student Government Association(SGA) - SGA represents student views to the college administration and coordinates the student activities program. The SGA serves as an umbrella for all other clubs/organizations on campus. Students must meet qualification requirements to seek positions on the SGA. Positions available each year include President, Vice-President, Secretary/Treasurer and Senators.