New Student Organizations Join TAMUC Community


The first meeting go My Hair Is, one of the new organizations which is concerned with the care of natural hair. | Courtesy / My Hair Is Twitter

Shawntae Teague, Staff Reporter

Texas A&M University-Commerce hosts a multitude of organizations that students may join enhance their college experience, and a few new ones have cropped up that can provide a new avenue for students to consider.


Nigeria Student Association

NISA was formed to create a source of unity and fellowship for Nigerians at TAMUC and all students who chose to be involved. The organization’s goal is to develop its members to strive for academic excellence, and constructively engage and be represented.

Members can expect to participate in initiatives to portray Nigeria positively, support new students from Nigeria, and ultimately contribute positively to the Nigerian community at TAMUC.

N.S.A meets on Wednesdays at 5:00 P.M. in the McDowell Administration Building, room 251.


Sigma Lambda Alpha

SLA’s mission is to promote community service involvement as well as academic achievement.

Its goal is Latina cultural empowerment through community service, academic achievement, cultural awareness, and sisterhood.

Sigma Lambda Alpha meets on Tuesdays at 9:00 P.M. at Prairie Crossing.


Leaders Informing Our Nation’s Safety

The goal of L.I.O.N.S. is leadership development while giving back to the community. The focus is to encourage safety on campus, in surrounding communities, and elsewhere, through spreading awareness about social issues that influence our generation.

Topics that are to be discussed at upcoming meetings include domestic violence, breast cancer, Hurricane Maria and more, and how to implement events regarding them.

L.I.O.N.S. meets on Wednesdays at 4:00 P.M. in the Rayburn Student Center.


My Hair Is

The mission is to bring together the natural hair community through activities regarding the care and love of natural hair. Meetings include talking about hair types, management and maintenance, and growth of natural hair in the healthiest way possible.

The organization’s executive board has members that specialize in distinct area of hair care, including a member whose expertise is dreads, as well as a member who is a licensed cosmetologist.

An upcoming event, “Edge CTRL (Let’s Talk: Hair Edition)” will be a panel event in which the organization gets personal about hair and how to maintain it in a variety of situations. The event will take place on  October 23, at 7:30 pm in conference rooms A & B in the Rayburn Student Center.

My Hair Is meets on Mondays at 7:30 P.M. in the RSC.