IMPACT organizations serve the community in many ways. Below is a list of each of the 12 IMPACT organizations and a brief description of the aspect of community life the organization addresses. For more specific information, please contact the LEADERS of each organization.
Each living area on campus has a Chaplain Intern who has the responsibility of encouraging spiritual growth in the lives of students in their living area. Each Chaplain provides counsel and encouragement while planning and directing the activities that foster the spiritual life in the living area. In short, the Chaplain Intern is the pastor to each living area.
LSM provides opportunity for students to become involved in ministry on our campus, in our local community, and around the world. LSM leaders have the opportunity to coordinate and implement strategic ministry and mission programs that impact our world for Jesus Christ. Positions offered are President, Administrative Assistant, Secretary, Treasurer, VP of Missions, VP of Campus, VP for Community, and Director of Media.
Peer Advisors are experienced student leaders who have demonstrated academic and community success. Their main focus is to develop relationships with new students and to assist them with transitioning to university life. Peer Advisors connect with new students through the Cornerstones course, which is part of the First Year Experience. Cornerstones introduces students to the LeTourneau University community and encourages a holistic approach to life-long learning. Peer Advisors with majors within the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology also have the opportunity to work with FIGS (First-Year Interest Groups). FIGs will be a little smaller than the typical Cornerstones course section and will be comprised solely of engineering and engineering technology majors.
Mosaic is a group of students who join together to equip our students, staff, and faculty to function in a diverse world by developing cultural competencies based on biblical principles. This group will accomplish their goals by endeavoring to create an environment both on- and off-campus enriched by diversity while being both welcoming and affirming to the breadth of God’s creation. Mosaic will also assist in programming, hosting events, and walking alongside our body of international students helping them to better adjust to life on this campus and in this country.
Two student publications, the YellowJacket newspaper and the Pioneer yearbook, provide many opportunities for students to develop their writing skills, to provide the campus with information, and to preserve the memories of each year’s events. The editors of each publication participate in all IMPACT leadership training.
Each living area is assigned a student to serve as a Resident Assistant. The responsibility of the RA is to lead residents in developing an atmosphere that will help students in spiritual, academic, and social growth. As representatives of the Office of Student Life, they are also entrusted with the responsibility to see that all regulations concerning housing and conduct are maintained. As mentors, encouragers, counselors, and organizers of living area activities, the RAs are a vital element of the Residence Life program.
Students at LeTourneau University annually elect a Student Senate that acts in cooperation with the administration as the agency to help coordinate campus activities, to help in improving campus conditions for the students, and to function as the student voice in communication between the administration, faculty, and students. Each residence hall is considered a voting district and elects representatives to the Student Senate. Married students and commuting students are also represented.
In conjunction with the Office of University Development, the LeTourneau University Student Foundation is a student-led organization that exists to promote and cultivate a culture of philanthropy on campus, ease the financial burden for student leaders through scholarships stemming from an endowment fund as well as represent LeTourneau to campus visitors and outside entities.
The student body annually elects five students which comprise the Executive Cabinet for Student Government. The positions are Student Body President, Vice President, Treasurer, President of LeTourneau Student Ministries, and President of YellowJacket Activities Council. These five students provide leadership to the student body and are key liaisons between students and the administration.
Themelios is a team of students who assist in the transition that new students make from home to university life, and the leadership cabinet of this group is a part of IMPACT. The Themelios member becomes involved in individual students' lives, as well as assisting in carrying out group activities and programs.
The YellowJacket Activities Council is a group of energetic and dedicated students who are committed to developing Christ-honoring activities that bring the campus together. Seven coordinators lead committees of volunteers in the areas of athletic/recreational events, concerts, fine arts/movies, major/traditional events, MSC-1 programming, off-campus events, and publicity. Coordinators have significant opportunities for leadership development with their participation in IMPACT, leadership of small groups, budget management, and planning and implementation of large events.
The Chapel Music Leaders gather fellow musicians to form bands and lead the student body in worshipping God through music. They freely follow the Spirit as they strive to draw others into the broader understanding of worship described in Psalm 51:17 – “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit. A broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise,” and Romans 12:1 – “Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God – this is your spiritual act of worship.” Chapel Music Leaders lead practices and pray regularly with their bands in a fully equipped facility. Each leader is in charge of arranging music for 3-4 chapels per semester, and they are given opportunities to lead music for other on- and off-campus events as well.