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Clubs and Organizations

Interested in getting involved? Here are some options:

Student Nurses Association

"With Tradition Comes Professional Growth"
We are a chapter of the National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Our association promotes scholastic growth as well as professional growth through programs, teaching tools, conventions, and meetings.

The National Student Nurses Association (NSNA) as well as our chapter have several missions. The first being "to organize, represent, and mentor students preparing for initial licensure as registered nurses as well as those nurses enrolled in baccalaureate completion programs." NSNA has a direct influence into the standards of nursing education.

Another mission of NSNA is "to promote and encourage participation in community affairs and activities toward improved health care as well as being advocates for high quality health care". NSNA is the precursor to your professional society. Some of the tangible benefits of NSNA can be found on our membership page, the NSNA Membership Brochure or their home page (under links). These benefits are many, but perhaps the most significant reason to belong is that NSNA membership translates into a professional commitment.

Lastly, "NSNA promotes development of skills needed to be a responsible and accountable member of the nursing profession". Participation in NSNA reflects an interest in the nursing career and informs future employers that NSNA members value professionalism. Regardless of the effort put forth, be it large or small, your involvement will influence the course of the future of the nursing profession as well as your education. So join today and be a part of the USC Upstate Mary Black School of Nursing Tradition.

Student Education Association

USC Upstate Greenville Chapter of TEACh (Teachers Educating All Children) gives pre-service teachers the opportunity to develop professionally through opportunities to serve the needs and well-being of children and families in the community and to develop leadership and teamwork skills needed in the teaching profession. Members of TEACh pay annual dues that include membership to the S.C. International Reading Association (SCIRA) and a TEACh t-shirt. Members in good standing must attend monthly meetings and volunteer 5 hours of service toward any of the sponsored campus/community events each semester. We believe each member has an important part to play as they donate their time, talents, and energy. The following is a list of our campus and community involvement:

Campus Events

  • Fall Fest - TEACh members supervise games for children and provide prizes/goodies
  • Game Night - TEACh members supervise games for children and provide prizes/goodies
  • Cat in the Hat - Partnership with Reading 4 Reading - TEACh members may face paint or read stories to children

Community Outreach

  • Salvation Army Angel Tree/Stockings - Through a collaboration between students, faculty, and staff at the University Center, and a liason with Greenville Tech we fulfill 100 Angel Tree wishes and stockings.
  • Backpack Buddies - Partnership with Harvest Hope Food Bank - Each week TEACh members fill backpacks with enough food for 25 students at a local school and their families for the weekend
  • Walk-a-Thon for the Homeless- TEACh sponsors a 3 mile walk around our campus. All food/toiletry donations go to The Way Outreach Center.

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Judy Beck, TEACh Faculty Advisor
Email: jbeck@uscupstate.edu
Phone: (864) 552-4227

Engineering Management Student Association

The purpose of the USC-Upstate Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) is to promote the Profession of Engineering Management.  It will utilize both on campus and off campus activities to broaden students’ horizons beyond the classroom setting. This organization shall be open to USC-Upstate students and to interested students at technical colleges with programs that articulate with the USC Upstate Engineering Technology Management (ETM) program.

Enter the EMSA website or see the following for more information about EMSA. 

Invitation to ETM and ET students
This organization is open to USC-Upstate students and to interested students at technical colleges with programs that articulate with the USC Upstate Engineering Technology Management (ETM) program.  Please continue reading to find out what the Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) is and what it can do for your professional and academic growth as a member. 

EMSA Broadens Horizons
The purpose of the USC-Upstate Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) is to promote the engineering management profession.  It will utilize both on campus and off campus activities to broaden students’ horizons beyond the classroom setting.

EMSA will seek to become an American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) student chapter in the near future.  We have permission to include associate degree students from Engineering Technology Management (ETM) feeder programs in an ASEM student chapter. Interaction with professional managers will be greatly increased once the EMSA becomes an ASEM chapter. Go to www.asem.org for more information about ASEM.

EMSA Enhances Networking
The scholastic benefits of EMSA include mentoring from upperclassmen and advice on how to transition into the ETM program. Some of the activities available to members include chapter development, industry field trips, and meetings with presentations by professional managers.  EMSA provides the opportunity to network with professionals who provide valuable insight into the engineering management field and its future.

EMSA is Easy to Join
If you are interested in joining or want to find out more about the USC Upstate Engineering Management Student Association, please call Tim Ellis, ETM Program Coordinator, at (864) 503-5894 or e-mail tellis@uscupstate.edu.

EMSA Supports the University’s Mission
The Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) supports the University’s mission to become a metropolitan university by encouraging students at the regional technical colleges to join and participate in the organization’s activities. EMSA will help prepare graduates to join the professional workforce.

EMSA will seek to become an American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM) student chapter in the near future.  We have permission to include associate degree students from Engineering Technology Management (ETM) feeder programs in both the EMSA and the ASEM student organizations. Interaction with professional managers will be greatly increased once the EMSA becomes an ASEM chapter.

EMSA supports the University’s mission of offering B.S. degrees by enhancing the ETM program recruiting at the regional technical colleges. EMSA will seek to bring familiarity and insight into the ETM program by facilitating mentoring and networking among ET and ETM students and professional managers.

The Engineering Management Student Association supports the University’s mission to promote experiential learning by providing members with opportunities to practice professional society leadership. This experience will be gained through meetings and forums held by the organization.

EMSA Constitution
Download the Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) Constitution Download PDF of the EMSA Constitution

EMSA By-Laws
Download the Engineering Management Student Association (EMSA) By-Laws Download PDF of the EMSA By-Laws

Visit the EMSA website

The Engineering Technology Management program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.