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Student Life

Join one of ASU-Newport's student-lead organization!  By joining an organization, you will take part in unique student engagement opportunities to enhance your leadership skills, build relationships with peers, and engage networking experiences with local business and community leaders. Student organizations are the pulse of our learning community while at ASU-Newport. Therefore, our students enjoy a wide array of student-led organizations, spanning from professional to social, with a wide spectrum of activities to cultivate a student-centered environment while on campus.  If interested, you can find an organization that fits your interests and needs while at ASU-Newport.  

Student Activities

Black History Month

Join us for "Finding Purpose in your Pain" a free Lunch-N-Learn with guest speaker LaTasha Wakefield Robinson.  Continuing the celebration our Dean of Student Development, Veronica Manning, will host a trip to the A-State Museum for their "Sorting out Race" exhibit.  If you can't make it to these events feel free to visit our Virtual Learning Journey in Canvas.  

  • February 12 - ASU-Newport 1:30p.m. - 2:30p.m. in Walton Hall Library
  • February 13 - ASUN-Jonesboro 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. Main Building Room 210
  • February 14 - ASUN-Marked Tree 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m. Main Building Library
  • February 15 - A-State Museum 9:30am - RSVP to
  • Virtual Learning Journey - Civil Rights Movement (Online Course in Canvas)

Student Organizations

Minority Support Group

The Minority Support group was established in an effort to better serve the ASU-Newport minority students’ needs. This organization also strives to provide support to minority students which will ultimately make their transition into the ASUN campus environment an easy and convenient one.

Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Business Organization

Phi Beta Lambda's mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.  In short, PBL is designed to introduce and educate students about the business world through speakers, workshops, company visits, conferences, and competitive events. primarily help students transition to the business world.

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society

The mission of Phi Theta Kappa, an exclusive international academic honor society, is to recognize and encourage the academic achievement of two-year college students and to provide opportunities for individual growth and development through participation in honors, leadership, service and fellowship programming. 

To become a member of Phi Theta Kappa is not only an honor but an opportunity to grow scholastically, develop leadership qualities and make a difference through service both in and out of your community. In order to be eligible for Phi Theta Kappa, students must:  (A)  Be enrolled in an accredited institution offering an associate degree program; (B) Complete a minimum of 12 hours of coursework leading to an associate degree; (C) Have a 3.5 grade point average; and (D) Enjoy full rights of citizenship.  For more information, please refer to the Phi Theta Kappa website.

Physical Education Majors (PEM) Club

PEM Club is a campus organization made up of students who are physical education majors or who are considering becoming physical education majors. The focus is on providing opportunities for students to be involved in activities related to physical education and health including several state and national organizations.

Membership is open to all ASUN students who are current or prospective physical education majors or elementary education majors considering a certification in physical education. If you are interested or considering physical education as a major field of study, contact Dr. Allen Mooneyhan at (870) 512-7864 or email .

Student Government Association (SGA)

The Student Government Association of ASU-Newport is dedicated to the service and betterment of the college and its surrounding communities by fostering and exhibiting university spirit, respect, and responsibility. SGA makes a commitment to encourage the student body to get involved in worthy projects and to serve the general welfare of the institution.  In short, SGA helps build leadership skills, develop friendships and networks, and it looks great on a resume or a transfer application.

Student Surgical Technologist Organization

The Student Surgical Technologist Organization is dedicated to the service and betterment of the college, its surrounding community, and the career of Surgical Technologist. We will realize this mission by fostering and exhibiting university spirit, respect, responsibility, and honoring the accepted practices of the career of Surgical Technologist.

Intramural Sports

ASU-Newport offers an intramural sports program to provide students with an opportunity for recreation and friendly competition. ASU-Newport offers basketball, softball, volleyball, flag football, dodge ball and ping pong.


For more information, contact the Dean of Student Development, Veronica Manning at (870) 512-7890 or