Student Organizations

The Student Veteran Association was established in 2017 as a chapter of the Student Veterans of America.
Student Veterans of America's mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and the following graduation. Their vision is that all veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment. 

The SVA is the student lead veteran chapter  that empowers veterans to be informed consumers of higher education and make the most of the transition to civilian life. The chapter is the "boots on the ground" that provides peer-to-peer support, which is linked to academic success and an easier transition to campus for student veterans. Additionally, there are opportunities for scholarships, attending leadership summits, being apart of the creation of a vet center, and many community support events. 

 If interested joining please contact the SVA advisors Shania Dekat and Mark Ballinger at .

Founded in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is an Honors Society focused on two year colleges. This fall semester, MATC joined the chapter and we have been assigned a chapter name - Beta Upsilon Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa, in addition to being an Honors Society, is also a service based organization. Some of the activities will benefit those in need, and others are just for fun. For example, some past activities included on October 17, 2012, members were asked to participate in the Bone Marrow Drive benefiting a former nursing student from MATC. Also, Phi Theta Kappa participated in the Veteran’s Day Parade on November 11, “KS Read to Preschoolers”, which entails visits to local preschools to read to children, and a silent auction to benefit Phi Theta Kappa. Phi Theta Kappa’s purpose is not only to “recognize and encourage scholarship”, but also to “provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming” (according to their website,

If you are interested in finding out more about Phi Theta Kappa or the requirements to join, please contact Brian Koch and Dan Kirkpatrick at .

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit student organization that serves students enrolled in career and technical education training programs at our nation's public high schools and colleges.  SkillsUSA's mission is to empower its members to become world-class workers and responsible American citizens.  Our SkillsUSA members grow as individuals and discover new abilities by setting their own goals, electing officers and planning and carrying out projects within our school chapter.  Whether planning a career day or a community service project, our SkillsUSA activities are learning experiences because students direct them.

If interested in joining please contact Frank Avila at

The Student Government Organization, made up of student representatives from each program of study at MATC, acts as a liaison between the student body, administration and faculty; plans activities for students, represents MATC at college and community events, and participates in a variety of philanthropic activities. The SGOs' primary mission is to sustain a high quality of student life at MATC.