You've heard the advice before -- get involved, join a club. At Nassau there's an especially important reason to do so. We're a very large commuter college. Involvement is a good way to develop relationships with other students and to create a sense of community for yourself and others.
Participation in student groups provides opportunities for you to get to know a group of classmates and a faculty member, to pursue a particular interest, to learn more about your major, to celebrate your culture and/or religion, or just to have fun.
Involvement affords you opportunities to attend—and even plan—social and educational programs for your group and the entire student body. Some groups also offer you the chance to provide a service for the whole campus.
We hope that one of the student groups described below will interest you. If not, the Office of Student Activities will be happy to help you start your own club. Stop by Room 150 in the College Center if you have questions or need help.
Students who are involved in clubs and organizations say that it makes a great deal of difference in their attitude toward Nassau. So give yourself the chance to make Nassau a more complete experience. Join a club! Give yourself a full college experience!
The Access Club is an organization whose goal is to heighten the awareness of students and faculty to the rights, needs, and responsibilities of students who happen to have a disability. The club meets biweekly to discuss student experiences and plan events that promote our mission. Some of the past events that we have presented are career programs and a disability awareness program for the campus community at large. For the future we are planning a barbecue and other awareness programs. Although the club's focus is on issues regarding the disabled student, we encourage all students to join us. So come see us and learn what equal access is all about.
Advisor: Seeta Ramprasad, Seeta.Ramprasad@ncc.edu
The Accounting Society is one of the most professional and career-oriented clubs on campus. It is designed not just for accounting majors but for all students who have an interest in developing their careers in accounting, business, or related fields. It gives students who are uncertain of their future professional goals opportunities to gain more insights into the business world and to realize their career choices. Our past events have been very successful. They have featured prominent and reputable speakers from firms that introduce the profession to our majors, along with speakers that have one-to-one discussions with our members. Occasionally we have a "Transfer Day," where representatives from four-year colleges give a detailed analysis of their accounting and business programs. In addition, we have workshops on resume writing and interview preparation. Future events include a trip to local accounting firms and an end-of-year luncheon for our members and faculty. As a member of the society, you will receive a certificate honoring your membership as well as invitations to all events. Come and join us.
Advisor: Taryn Rella, Taryn.Rella@ncc.edu
The objective of the Achilles Club is to support socialization, self-awareness, and self-advocacy through a wide variety of activities. These activities are structured around the theme of "Odyssey: Inward and Outward Explorations," where club members will "navigate" their inner, social, and college worlds (through recreational and educational activities and visual and performing arts projects), as well as the world beyond NCC. They will also try to make a better world through a community service project. Many of the activities are based on social skills programming, including peer mentoring, counseling, and stress reduction techniques. Meetings are held on Tuesdays (some Thursdays).
The IOTA Delta chapter of the Alpha Beta Gamma International Business Honor Society at Nassau Community College is an organization whose goal is to provide leadership opportunities, sponsor forums for the exchange of ideas, and stimulate interest in continuing academic excellence. Membership is open to students who are pursuing an A.S. degree in accounting or business administration, have completed 15 credit hours, and have demonstrated excellence by attaining a 3.0 GPA in business courses as well as a 3.0 overall average. There is a lifetime membership fee imposed by the national organization, as well as benefits such as travel and hotel discounts, a membership certificate, and scholarships to four-year colleges and universities. Please join us!
Advisor: Taryn Rella, firstname.lastname@example.org
The ASL Club embraces the language and culture of the Deaf community. Our main goal is to give students the opportunity to improve their use and understanding of the language, which we do through regular and continuous practice. The club sponsors field trips and programs that promote cross-cultural communication between deaf and hearing persons and foster mutual respect, dignity, and understanding. Membership consists of students whose signing skills range from beginner to advanced. All interested students are welcome.
Advisor: Stefanie Lewis, Stefanie.Lewis@ncc.edu
Amnesty International is an organization that was founded in 1961 to advocate for human rights through both research and action. The objective of this organization and now, this club, is to bring awareness to the abuse of human rights, such as the freedom of expression, freedom against torture or cruel treatment, freedom from discrimination, and so on, and also to help combat these abuses through action. We will be participating in various projects such as food drives and fundraising. In addition, guest speakers will be contacted to provide more of a firsthand look at what Amnesty International does and what the human rights world is like. The Amnesty International Club welcomes all students who are interested in getting involved and learning about human rights as well as what we can do to help those in need.
Advisor: Susan Cushman, Susan.Cushman@ncc.edu
Anime clubs are a rising subculture on college campuses. They allow students to come together and embrace Japanese pop culture. Come join the NCC Anime Club and discuss and watch the latest animes, participate in fun activities, and in general, just have a good time with people who share the same interests. The club meets during club hour (11:30 a.m.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Advisor: Jeremy Wong, Jeremy.Wong@ncc.edu
The Art Club provides an opportunity for students at NCC to further their artistic endeavors beyond the classroom setting. Professional artists are invited to conduct workshops with our students in a wide range of 2D and 3D mediums that include classical techniques and contemporary process. Past visiting artists have included lecturers from the Yale School of Art, the Chashama studio residency in NYC, and the BRIC Arts Media House in Brooklyn. Each semester students can participate free of charge in bus field trips to premier museum and gallery exhibits both in NYC and Long Island. Trips include the Armory Show in Manhattan and the Pollack Krasner House in East Hampton. The Art Club also does charitable work within the college community. Membership is open to all students of NCC.
Advisor: Christine Lawrence, email@example.com
NCC Asian American Club has two primary purposes. The first is to contribute to student awareness and preservation of Asian culture and heritage, within the broader context of our club being open to everyone. One does not need to have an Asian heredity to find Asian culture stimulating and interesting. Our second purpose is to provide a forum for NCC students to get to know each other in an informal setting. This club has established and will maintain an open and cooperative relationship with the College, the student body, and the community as a whole. If you are interested in learning about cultures to which you might not yet have been exposed, want to meet other students with similar interests and a sense of intellectual curiosity, this club could help round out your experience here at NCC in a very positive way.
Advisor: Katherine Cho, firstname.lastname@example.org
The club's objectives are to inform students about opportunities for careers in the construction industry and serve as a link to the professional Associated General Contractors of America organization. Student Chapter membership in the AGC of America opens students to full-time and summer positions and to scholarship opportunities granted to AGC student chapters.
Advisor: Timothy Tweedy, Timothy.Tweedy@ncc.edu
The Association for Computing Machinery is an organization committed to improving students' expertise in the area of computer science and computer information systems through seminars, support, and the dissemination of viable information. In addition, ACM brings together people involved in the computer sciences. Membership is open to any Nassau Community College student interested in learning computer skills and advancing his or her knowledge of both practical application and theory in the world of information science. Meetings are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Advisor: Michael Rose, Michael.Rose@ncc.edu
The Astronomy Club is intended for students interested in the extraordinary realm of astronomy. As members of our out-of-this-world organization, students will not only be able to run Nassau Community College's very own planetarium but also have the opportunity to discover more of what the universe has to offer through astronomy-related field trips. Past trips have included Suffolk County's Vanderbilt Planetarium and even the nationally renowned Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History. When we aren't spending time outside of our club room exploring state-of-the-art technology, we are inside our planetarium observing some of the millions of stars and constellations within our night sky. Our biggest event, Astronomy Night, happens to be one of the College's most awaited events, known for educating the public on various aspects relative to our solar system. Our event occurs once every semester and has been known for welcoming students, faculty, and anyone else interested in the science subject that club members have grown to enjoy. Interested? Then come join us Tuesdays and Thursdays during club hour (11:30am - 12:15pm). Not to worry, no science background needed!
Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) Eta Epsilon Club chapter is a national biology honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research. Since its founding in 1922, more than 200,000 persons have been accepted into lifetime membership.
More than 626 chapters have been established throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, and NCC is the second community college to install a TriBeta chapter. TriBeta is a great way to meet and connect with other serious biology students who are on the paths to healthcare and scientific research. We meet on Tuesdays or Thursdays at club hour (11:30am).
The Biology Club consists of students interested in understanding the living world. It acts as a study support group for course work as well as offering lectures and field activities to further education in the natural sciences. It works to expand, encourage, and promote science. The Biology Club provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to connect with each other while contributing to, participating in, and learning about their world. It provides guidance and monitoring of students pursuing a career in the biological sciences and promotes involvement in college and community affairs. The club hopes to help students realize career goals, gain personal insight, and experience an environment permitting development of intellectual growth. For more information about meeting times and dates, please contact Prof. Denise Deal (Denise.Deal@ncc.edu).
Advisor: Denise Deal, Denise.Deal@ncc.edu
CSO is one of the finest clubs on campus—literally! It is an opportunity for Caribbean students to interact with each other, thus expanding their cultural awareness. The club helps students become more aware of their Caribbean heritage through active discussions, the group's web site, and conferences with influential Caribbean personalities. CSO is the voice of the Caribbean students at Nassau Community College. The club is known for organizing entertaining and innovative fund-raising events to aid scholarships for students of Caribbean descent and active CSO members. Recent events have included Caribbean food festivals, domino tournaments, soccer tournaments, fashion shows, cultural programs, and festive dinner-dances.
The club is active not only on campus but off campus as well. We have participated in clothing, food, and toy drives to benefit needy families. If you're interested in joining this exciting and educational club, please join us at our club hour meetings (11:30 a.m. -12:45 p.m.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Email CSO with any ideas or comments at email@example.com.
The Chamber Choir Club is a performing organization of 25-30 singers who rehearse and perform all styles of choral music. Membership is open to all students by audition. Auditions are usually held during the first week of each semester. The Chamber Choir Club also endeavors to further the choral art through the presentation of professional choirs in concert at NCC, as well as through workshops with NCC choral organizations and choral groups from other schools.
Advisor: Benjamin Arendsen, Benjamin.Arendsen@ncc.edu
The Chemistry Club is a department affiliated organization that serves its students by exposing them to opportunities for networking in the chemical sciences. Our students have gained valuable contacts through professional speakers, alumni, and field trips to sophisticated scientific facilities such as Brookhaven National Laboratory. The primary goal of the Chemistry club is to advance students' career knowledge, and give them a hook into the industry through networking.
Advisor: Rakhi Agarwal, Rakhi.Agarwal@ncc.edu
The purpose of the Computer Graphics Club is to offer graphic design services while giving Nassau Community College students the opportunity to better their skills and gain real life experience in the computer graphics field. All NCC students enrolled in the current fall or spring semester are eligible to join.
The Concrete Canoe Racing team is comprised of a group of students and faculty who design, build, and race canoes of concrete and steel. The concept began at the University of Illinois in the 1970's. While the project began to demonstrate Archimedes' Principles to civil engineering students, it has expanded at Nassau Community College to include students from across the disciplines. During the fall, winter, and spring semesters, the club constructs the canoe; it then travels to a participating colleges to compete in the races. Some of the colleges include West Point, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn State, and Johns Hopkins. The races consist of men's, women's, co-ed, and faculty teams, and are usually attended by six to ten other college teams.
In addition, club members participate in summer canoe/ camping excursions to promote camaraderie among students and faculty. No experience is needed in camping, canoeing, or canoe building. There are many areas within the club to help, whether they are mechanical, technical, or administrative. Regardless of your interests or skill, we can help you develop it further. For more information, contact Prof. Nicole Simon (Nicole.Simon@ncc.edu).
Advisor: Nicole Simon, Nicole.Simon@ncc.edu
The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) is an organization whose purpose is to inform students about opportunities for careers in the construction industry and to serve as a link to the national Construction Management Association of America organization. Student chapter membership will help students be eligible for scholarships and internships and give members opportunities to hear guest lectures, visit local construction sites, and shadow professionals. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of every month during club hour (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.). Students interested in this organization can contact the faculty advisor, Prof. Nina Shah-Giannaris, for more details.
Advisor: Nina Shah-Giannaris, Nina.Shah-Giannaris@ncc.edu
The Creative Writing Club holds workshops for students interested in writing fiction and poetry. We are also responsible for the publication of the literary magazine Luna, which is a collection of student and faculty creative works: poetry, short stories, brief plays, photographs, and art. It is our hope that in joining us you will contribute to the production of the magazine. Those who join will also benefit from the experience of submitting work, editing and publishing, and having their voices heard. Meetings are Tuesdays during club hour (11:30 a.m.).
Advisor: Joseph Pilaro, Joseph.Pilaro@ncc.edu
The Engineering Society is one of the oldest organizations on campus. Our goal is to introduce students to the diversity of branches within the engineering field and to give engineering students ideas about the kinds of four-year institutions that they should choose when transferring. We do this by inviting faculty advisors from many other colleges and universities to tell us about their engineering programs. We have been inviting these faculty advisors from both local and upstate institutions.
Among our other activities is a campus-wide blood drive, in which we invite members of the campus community to donate blood. Once in a while, we hold barbecues during the club hours in the back of Cluster D. We invite all students to join us. Don't worry if you are not an engineering major. You can join us and get some valuable experience.
Advisor: Craig Capria, Craig.Capria@ncc.edu
The mission of the Entrepreneur's Club is to promote and facilitate the advancement of entrepreneurial skills. Our desire is to provide a platform for interested students to launch their ideas and develop start-up companies while fostering a favorable educational environment. We believe that by using your talents to make a positive impact and leveraging all of the resources at your disposal, you will create value and provide meaning for your target market. Through participation in the Entrepreneur's Club, you will discover what builds success, learn networking techniques, develop leadership abilities, and establish an entrepreueurship mindset.
The Entrepreneur's Club welcomes all students interested in entrepreneurial activities, networking, travel, and a career as a business professional. The schedule of meetings is made at the beginning of each semester. For more information, contact the club's advisor, Stephen Gordon, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advisor: Stephen Gordon. Stephen.Gordon@ncc.edu
The Evening Music Students Club is comprised of students registered for Concert Band (MUS 113/114) and/or Orchestra (MUS 109/110). The main activity is attendance at rehearsals to prepare for semi-annual concerts. We also perform occasionally at area nursing homes and senior citizen centers and similar public service venues. We sponsor social activities and bring guest artists to perform with the two ensembles. The first meeting of the ensembles will be the first Tuesday and Monday of the evening schedule.
Advisor: Harry Marenstein, Harry.Marenstein@ncc.edu
The Fashion Club welcomes all students interested in fashion. Annual activities include the Breast Cancer Awareness Walk and Sale, industry guest speakers, and creative learning workshops, as well as field trips to New York City. Club field trips include visits to fashion exhibits, industry trade shows, major retailers and specialty boutiques. Fund-raising events are structured to promote creativity and foster career development. For further information, please contact the club advisors, Prof. Heidi O'Connell or Prof. Joe Pescatore, at Facebook.com/NCCFashionClub or on Instagram--NCC Fashion Club.
The Filipino Cultural Society offers members opportunities to meet students from the Philippines or from Filipino backgrounds. The group sponsors guest speakers, field trips, and social activities. It also helps members become familiar with campus resources that will enhance their experience at NCC. Look for flyers around campus and announcements in the campus newspaper about upcoming meetings, which are held during club hours.
Advisor: Evangeline Manjares, Evangeline.Manjares@ncc.edu
The Firefighting Robot Club offers members opportunities to design and construct a robot that will be used to enter annual firefighting robot competitions. Robots are built to compete in a scale model house and to extinguish a candle that simulates a fire. Membership in the club is open to all NCC students.
Join other students in a fun and educational journey to fitness and a healthy lifestyle. We participate in the free well-being classes offered at NCC. Fit for Life meets during club hour (11:30 a.m.) on Tuesdays and Thursdays. There will be presentations about nutrition and wellness given by professionals in the field. The latest fitness programs will be explored.
Advisor: Susan Mitchell, Susan.Mitchell@ncc.edu
Explore the science and art of teaching. The Future Teachers Club is open to all Nassau Community College students who are interested in pursuing a career on any level of teaching. The club offers members the opportunity to learn with and from other students with similar career goals. Our meetings provide a forum where students can learn more about the profession of teaching and discuss issues of concern in education through workshops, lectures, and field trips. We meet five to ten times each semester on Tuesdays and Thursdays during club hour. For more information about the club, contact the club's advisor: Joseph Bernat (Joseph.Bernat@ncc.edu).
Advisor: Joseph Bernat, Joseph.Bernat@ncc.edu
Welcome to the Haitian Students Organization! We strive to promote the Haitian culture at NCC and also throughout the community in New York. The club sponsors speakers, trips, and social events to allow Haitian students and non-Haitian students to learn, enjoy, and be proud of the folklore, culture, food, and language. Unity within the Haitian community is very important. So become involved, expose your talents, and spread our beautiful culture! All are welcome to join. Weekly meetings will be held Thursdays during club hour (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.). "L' Union Fait La Force."
Advisor: Curtis Guilliam, Curtis.Guilliam@ncc.edu
Haraya sponsors a variety of activities and events that focus on the African American experience and Africans in the diaspora. Annual programs such as Kwanzaa and Black History Month provide opportunities for students to plan and present programs geared to their ideas and talents. Speakers, conferences, trips, concerts, and fashion and talent shows are examples of the programs planned by students each year. Forums, advocacy, and scholarship fund raisers are ongoing projects. The organization builds leadership skills and provides opportunities for students to hone these skills on campus and in the community.
Membership is open to all students who are interested in campus leadership, academic achievement, cultural enrichment, and community service. Established circa 1968, Haraya has had a long, distinguished history and tradition of excellence in service to students of NCC. We welcome you to join us as we create new visions and new realities.
Advisor: Adeline Mucci
The Health Information Technology (HIT) Club welcomes all students interested in the fields of health information technology, medical coding, or medical administration. Our goal is to broaden students' knowledge and understanding of these dynamic career fields, create friendships, and encourage networking among members. For more information, contact our faculty advisor, Professor Kelly Tamburello, HIT Program Coordinator, at Kelly.Tamburello@ncc.edu or 516-572-7288 ext 26283.
Advisor: Kelly Tamburello, Kelly.Tamburello@ncc.edu
The Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Majors Club encourages all students considering a career in health, physical education, recreation, dance, or related fields to attend our upcoming meetings. Our main objective is to expose our members to various elements of their profession and to increase their awareness of what is happening in the profession. The Majors Club sponsors guest speakers and workshops on subjects ranging from starting a portfolio to preparing for future interviews. In addition, we share information regarding employment opportunities, professional memberships, and upcoming workshops and performances. The Majors Club participates in various health-related campus activities, such as the Purple Ribbon Campaign, which heightens students' awareness of domestic abuse.
Advisor: Jessica Marra, Jessica.Marra@ncc.edu
The Honors Club, or the Honors Student Organization, is an extension of the Honors Program at Nassau and supplements the Honors experience at the College. Members are welcome to work, study, and network with other Honors students in the Honors Lounge. The organization provides opportunities for members to build resumes, acquire real world skills, find internships, get community service hours, travel to academic conferences, and publish in academic journals through its affiliation with Veritas. There are no time requirements or mandatory meetings, and you are encouraged to join other organizations as our club liaison. If you're interested in becoming a member, are currently a member of the Honors Program, belong to a club that has or wants an Honors liaison, or have been invited by a current member, please contact Professor Elizabeth Hynes-Musnisky at, email@example.com.
Advisor: Elizabeth Hynes-Musnisky, Liz.Hynes@ncc.edu
The Hotel/Restaurant Club is represented by a group of serious students who are interested in fun, exciting experiences, and great memories. The club plans overnight trips, takes trips to the Culinary Institute of America, East End wineries, food service trade shows, and culinary exhibitions and tastings. In addition, we attend hotel/restaurant educational institutions for lectures and we sponsor an annual spring B-B-Q and an awards dinner social. All active members are eligible for the Christopher L. Argento "Excellence in Hospitality" award. We welcome ALL Nassau Community College students and encourage their involvement.
INTERACT is open to all Nassau Community College students. If you are interested in the field of social work, this is the club for you. Our goals are to work for social change and social justice and to raise awareness of human needs on Long Island. We adopt one or two agencies each year and work to fill some of their needs. Twice each year, we bring speakers to campus on large social issues, such as immigration, and more interpersonal matters, such as forgiveness. We attend conferences and have field trips. All in all, we have fun helping others while learning people and organizational skills to take into our careers.
Advisor: Vondora Wilson-Corzen, Vondora.Wilson-Corzen@ncc.edu
The Interior Design Society at NCC is an official student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). The Society's activities include fund-raising and philanthropy programs; participation in ASID seminars, workshops, programs, and competitions, all of which offer members opportunities to interact with professional designers and expand their knowledge of the professional aspects of interior design; and career days, events that offer an introduction to the many career options open to interior design students. Is interior design for you? It takes business sense as well as talent to make it in today's design world. The Interior Design Society allows you to feed your hunger for design and prepare to launch your design career. Join us for a seriously rewarding experience.
Advisor: Susan Beganskas, Susan.Beganskas@ncc.edu
The objectives of the International Youth Fellowship are to share each country's culture and custom. There is nothing more important than the implementation of wholesome, understanding, mindsets for upcoming generation. For this endeavor, many prominent citizens from different countries have come together to form the International Youth Fellowship. Also, under the slogan, "Exchange your youth for their hearts," to recruit students to participate in an overseas volunteer program for ten months. Furthermore, to promote cultural interaction among student based on cultures they have learned and experienced abroad.
Advisor: Janis Mazza, Janis.Mazza@ncc.edu
We at InterVarsity Christian Fellowship welcome you to Nassau Community College. InterVarsity has been an integral part of NCC's college atmosphere for over thirty years. IVCF's membership encompasses students of different backgrounds, both ethnically and culturally. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's vision is to see "students and faculty transformed, campuses renewed, and world-changers developed." We seek to engage the campus as a whole in all its diversity regardless of beliefs. We learn about the value of relationships not only with each other but with God and his son, Jesus Christ. Our fellowship meets on Thursdays during club hour (11:30am -12:45pm). Meetings are open to any student or faculty member. Our office is located in the College Union, Rm. 302. For additional information, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or like us on Facebook.com/nassauIVCF. We are also on Twitter and Instagram as NCCIVCF.
Advisor: Jackie Turner, Jacqueline.Cuffey@ncc.edu
Our program offers a comprehensive schedule of activities, competitive and recreational, for both men and women. Participants include students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Intramural sports provide an excellent avenue to meet new people, to compete, or to get and stay in shape. Each year Intramural offers over thirty activities to meet the diverse interests of our College community. Intramural sports and well-being programs give everyone an opportunity to develop his or her social, emotional, and physical skills, as well as an opportunity to experience the uniqueness of sports competition. Activities take place during club hour, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at noon; afternoon fitness classes are scheduled at 5 p.m. Well-being sessions include yoga, zumba, spin bike, and more.
There are two fundraisers. In the fall, we sponsor a Breast Cancer Expo and Walk. The spring semester concludes with a fun run sending donations to pediatric cardiology research. We have raised thousands of dollars for these worthy causes.
Stop by anytime to join our revolving offerings. Starting days and times are found on the NCC website under Student Life–Intramural Sports. For more information, contact Susan F. Mitchell, coordinator of Intramural Sports and Well-Being Programs, at Intramural.Sports@ncc.edu.
Advisor: Susan Mitchell, Susan.Mitchell@ncc.edu
The Jazz Club invites anyone who plays jazz or is interested in learning about jazz to join our organization. We present at least one, and sometimes two, concerts per term, with performances by professionals who also conduct workshops for the students. Refreshments are usually served at these functions. We are currently interested in finding anyone with expertise in jazz performances. Sometimes we play gigs on campus for other student and faculty groups. Contact the Jazz Club advisor, Prof. Gary Ouellette, in the NCC Music Department, for more information.
Advisor: Garry Ouellette, Garry.Ouellette@ncc.edu
Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX) is a national honor society club for students majoring in Paralegal Studies. The purpose of LEX is to recognize students who have demonstrated superior academic performance. Members participate in many paralegal events and are inducted at the Paralegal Program's end-of-year luncheon. It is an honor that can be listed on the student's resume. This club links our students with other students in paralegal programs across the country who have demonstrated academic excellence. To be eligible, a student must have completed at least two-thirds of the program requirements and maintained a GPA of 3.5 or higher. This wonderful achievement is recognized by colleges and employers as a distinguished accomplishment. There is a one-time membership fee required in order to join. Students who are inducted are presented with a certificate and a specially designed LEX pin at a formal ceremony.
The Make a Difference Club, sponsored by the Accounting and Business Administration Department, is dedicated to involving the entire NCC community in organizational volunteering and fund-raising activities. The club's mission is simple: to encourage student volunteerism and leadership on a local level for a variety of causes and social issues. Whether students are studying business, art, fashion, economics, social sciences, or the liberal arts, everyone is encouraged to join. Each member's skills and interests can be matched up to the need of local non-profits. The opportunities to help in our community are endless. Participation in the club can greatly benefit all members by increasing awareness of social issues and sharpening management and leadership skills. Other benefits are gained through improving the lives of others in the community and meeting other caring and involved students. Our objective is to connect students to organizations that speak to them no matter what the cause. Be the leader! Be the change! If you are interested in joining, please contact the club's advisors, Bob Danna, email- email@example.com and located in room A-309 (516.572.7544), or Prof. Steven A. Levine, email- firstname.lastname@example.org and located in room A-3010 (516.572.7544)
Advisor: Bob D'Anna
The Marketing Club's philosophy is to prepare students for their careers by having them participate in essential business and career enhancement activities—networking, event planning, fundraising, and attendance at special programs. The club's goal is to assist in the professional development of students and to expose them to marketing, public relations, advertising, and sales activities. We achieve our goals and have a great time also. The club welcomes Marketing majors and non-majors.
The Mathematics and Computer Club is an organization whose goals are to enhance the study of mathematics and computer science by sharing information in an informal non-classroom setting, and to broaden students' appreciation of how computers and mathematics are used in contemporary society and in related fields. The club sponsors field trips, mathematics and programming contests, and lectures by speakers from math and computer-oriented fields. We also hold an end of the semester party, so don't miss the fun!
Advisor: Tom Re, Tom.Re@ncc.edu
The Medical Laboratory Technology Club is dedicated to promoting the field of Medical Technology and raising awareness about the important work laboratory technicians do. Because these professionals work "behind the scenes," few people know how critically important their job is. Club activities include social functions and educational activities. In April, the club celebrates National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week and hosts a major event to educate and enlighten the community. Anyone interested in learning more about this profession is welcome to join.
Advisor: Gerard DeFeo, Gerard.DeFeo@ncc.edu
The primary purpose of the Mortuary Science Club is to augment the Mortuary Science curriculum with a social program for the students. The club attempts to prepare students for the role of funeral director by providing interaction with licensed funeral directors as well as organizations in the community. This is accomplished by fund raisers and toy and food drives. The collected items are then distributed to various groups within our community. The club is open to Nassau Community College students with a specific interest in the Mortuary Science Program. The club strives to bring together students to discuss the varied aspects of funeral service. Meetings will be announced.
The Multi-Cultural Club is an organization that is for international students as well as American students interested in meeting with international students. The club organizes social events, field trips, and fund-raising events, has speakers of interest, and provides volunteer opportunities for humanitarian programs. The club meets Thursdays at club hour (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.).
Membership in the Music Majors Club is open to all NCC music students. The club organizes classical/art music performances and student recitals. Students have opportunities to meet performers and attend seminars and workshops.
Advisor: Garry Ouellette, Garry.Ouellette@ncc.edu
The primary purpose of the Muslim Student Association is to strengthen the understanding of Islam among Muslims and non-Muslim students of Nassau Community College. The club (inshallah) holds charity drives, trips, and religious gatherings. It also holds Salat three to four times a day every weekday. This club is open to all members of Nassau Community College and strives to bring together individuals to discuss various aspects of Islam. Please join us during our club hour meetings on Tuesday and Thursday (11:30am - 12:45pm). Assalam-a-laikum!
Advisor: David Goodman
If you enjoy listening to music and would like to participate in and/or learn break dancing, stop by the gymnastics room, the wrestling room, or the dance room, located in the lower level of the Physical Education Complex. The NCC Breakers meet every Tuesday and Thursday during club hour (11:30am -12:45pm). Beginners, pros, and observers are welcome.
Advisor: Laurie Joseph, Laurie.Joseph@ncc.edu
The NCC Idol Club wants to find a singing sensation on campus every semester! Students who want to perform and students who want to get involved behind the scenes are needed. Club members organize, promote, and run auditions. The club holds several auditions every semester, followed by one end-of-the-semester competition for finalists. Audition dates are announced at the beginning of every semester at the Activities Fair. The competition is open to full- and part-time students who are currently registered at NCC. Finalists are required to provide their own tracks (or bring their own accompanist) for the final competition. Singers must limit their vocal selections to ballads only. Prizes are awarded to finalists.
NYPIRG (New York Public Interest Research Group) is the state's largest student-directed, nonpartisan, advocacy organization active on 21 college and university campuses across New York State. Here at Nassau, NYPIRG students work on issues such as higher education funding, environmental preservation, homeless outreach, voter empowerment, clean air and energy, consumer protection, and government reform. On-campus internships and winter break and summer jobs are available. Students at NYPIRG work with full-time staff to develop public speaking, research, and writing skills.
Advisor: Uma Natarajan, email@example.com
The Nursing Club is composed of all nursing students who are preparing to enter the profession of nursing. The club sponsors activities throughout the year, which include the Nursing Orientation Workshop, freshman pizza party, and programs to help students prepare for the job market and nursing/licensure exam (NCLEX). Activities include both social and educational topics that all are encouraged to participate in. During the semester students contribute both their time and their effort to fund-raising activities, which provide money to be used for the biannual Pinning Ceremony, as well as other events. Past activities have included bake and sweatshirt sales, and attendance at the National Student Nurses Convention and continuing education programs. The Nursing Club officers and the Pinning Committee officers change each semester. Their names as well as the faculty advisors may be obtained from the Nursing Department office in the Life Science Building, Rm. 319.
The Nutrition Club exemplifies good health, motivation, unity, wellness, and feel good energy. Its goals are to raise awareness about the importance of maintaining sound nutrition and to educate members about career opportunities in this important profession. Membership is open to all members of the campus community.
Advisor: Linda Hittleman, Linda.Hittleman@ncc.edu
The Outing Club goes hiking, camping, canoeing, walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and more. All are welcome to our activities, which take place on the weekends. Planning meetings are held during club hour. Look up our activities on our website: www.nccouting.org.
The Paralegal Society is a student club whose primary purpose is to supplement the Paralegal Program with social and law-related activities. Our club offers members opportunities to develop friendships and to get to know other students with the same interests. The activities, events, field trips, and lectures also help to better prepare paralegal students for a career in the law and to enhance their education. Our events and activities include field trips to various trial and appellate courts; guest speakers, who discuss how to get jobs and what it is like to practice law in certain areas; resume and interview workshops; alumni nights, where former students come back to explain their work and to discuss what coursework was most helpful; and moot court competitions, where students practice their hard-earned legal skills researching the law, writing briefs, and arguing a hypothetical case before a panel of judges and a large audience. These are just a few of the many activities that the Paralegal Society has to offer.
Whether you are earning your associate's degree, are pursuing a certificate in Paralegal Studies, want to learn more about the law, or perhaps want to go to law school one day, this is the club for you. Come join us! Get involved! Make your time at NCC more enjoyable! We look forward to meeting all of you.
Advisor: Rachel Dioguardi, Rachael.Dioguardi@ncc.edu
Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year college students, extends invitations once a semester to students who demonstrate academic excellence. Invitations are mailed to the student's home and sent to the student's email account. To be eligible for membership in the day chapter, a student must:
Onetime membership dues are required. Full-time students must complete a minimum of twelve credits. Part-time day students must complete a minimum of twelve credits. Many scholarships to four-year colleges are available to Phi Theta Kappa members, especially those who are active in chapter activities. The Chapter centers its activities around the four hallmarks of this society: scholarship, leadership, community service, and fellowship. Chapter meetings are held at club hour (11:30am) on Tuesdays.
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor society, with more than 900 chapters in the United States and abroad, is the only internationally acclaimed honor society serving two-year colleges. Academic excellence is the hallmark of Phi Theta Kappa and membership is extended by invitation only. To be eligible, a student must:
A membership fee is also required.
Advisor: Catherine Lewis
The Philosophy Club meets on Thursdays from 11:30am -12:45pm in Nassau Hall, Rm. 222. During our meetings we have open discussions on any philosophical topic that people bring with them. We feed off of each other's ideas to gain a better understanding of the specific topic at hand. There are no fees to be in this club and no requirements. You do not have to be a Philosophy major to join, nor do you have to know anything about Philosophy. So, stop by and bring your unique perspective!
Advisor: Daniel Fernandez, Daniel.Fernandez@ncc.edu
Students who join the Photo Club simply enjoy photography. They may be excited about taking photographs or exploring the art of photography itself. You do not have to be enrolled in one of the many photography courses at Nassau Community College to be a member of the Photo Club. Everyone with an interest in photography is welcome!
Each semester we hold biweekly meetings, usually on Tuesdays, during club hour (11:30 a.m.) in the Photography section of Building G. We invite guest photographers to address our group on a wide variety of topics, ranging from the fine art of photography to special techniques used by successful commercial studio photographers. Past guest lecturers have included photojournalists, fine art photographers, and representatives from photo programs at the School of Visual Arts and C.W. Post. Other activities include the design and production of Photography Club greeting cards, exhibits of members' work on campus, portfolio reviews of student work, and the viewing of photo-themed movies. Members of the Photo Club also go on field trips to galleries and museums in New York City.
PRIDE is NCC's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, straight, and questioning student organization. Our group's main focus is to create a safe space for all! Additionally, PRIDE strives to educate the college at large about L.G.B.T. issues. Some of our club activities include having discussions, watching films, and sponsoring field trips and guest speakers. We meet every Tuesday and Thursday during club hour (11:30am) in Building G, Rm. 333. We are also available Monday to Friday in the College Union, Rm. 311. All are welcome! If you have any additional questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Advisor: Ricardo Santos
The Programming Board provides a broad range of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs, and encourages active student participation in the conception, planning, and delivery of programs and events. Given the wide range of students at Nassau Community College, the Programming Board is committed to developing leadership that reflects the diversity of the campus and to offering programs designed to appeal to a variety of students. To find out how to apply for a Programming Board position, contact the advisor, Catherine Lewis.
Advisor: Adeline Mucci
The purpose of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society for students in psychology at two-year colleges, is to promote, stimulate, encourage, and recognize general scholarship and interest in psychology and to nurture, in general, academic excellence in all fields of study.
Advisor: Steven Greenbaum, Steven.Greenbaum@ncc.edu
The Psychology Club, which is open to all students at Nassau Community College, provides a forum to discuss general issues in psychology through lectures and meetings with other students and psychology faculty. The club's goal is to encourage an interest in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
Advisor: Steven Greenbaum, Steven.Greenbaum@ncc.edu
The Respiratory Care Club is open to all NCC students. We welcome all new students who are interested in Respiratory Therapy. The objectives of our club are to promote the ethics and professionalism required of the career and to plan activities that will broaden students' understanding of this field. Types of activities include bake sales and guest speakers, as well as participation in Respiratory Care Week and Asthma Awareness workshops. Monthly meetings are held during club hour (11:30am).
Sigma Chi Eta is the National Communication Association’s Honor Society for undergraduates in two-year communication programs. The membership of Sigma Chi Eta is composed of students who have declared an interest in the field of Communication. All students are welcome to join the club. Sigma Chi Eta participates in philanthropic activities, including fundraisers, organizes speaking engagements, and more! Although all students are welcome to join, those interested in being inducted into the National Honor Society must meet criteria outlined by the National Communication Association. You do not have to be a Communications major to be eligible for induction into the Honor Society.
Advisor: Laura O’Connell, Laura.OConnell@ncc.edu
The Sound Recording Technology Club aims to give students a better understanding of the studio recording profession and the workings of the music business. The club holds regular meetings and sponsors guest lectures and other events.
Members of the Society of Civil Engineers student chapter are offered many opportunities for contact with practicing engineers and involvement with many worthwhile activities outside of the classroom, including local meetings, field trips, and on- and off-campus service projects. The purpose of the ASCE student chapter is to expose student members to social, technical, and professional events that will broaden their education and career opportunities, as well as create a sense of community within the Civil Engineering Technology major, the Construction Management major, and the Engineering Science major, as well as with Engineering Science Physics and Technology students.
Advisor: Timothy Tweedy, Timothy.Tweedy@ncc.edu
Formerly known as the Desi Club, the South-Asian Students Association at Nassau Community College tries to bring cultural diversity to the campus by educating people about the cultures of Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. It is a platform for all South-Asians to enjoy their cultural religious festivals while away from home. We arrange events and activities in collaboration with other clubs and organizations to give a global touch to student life at NCC. We arrange different cultural, religious, athletic, and social events every semester, and we welcome all to experience a taste of South-Asian culture.
The Student Diplomats, also known as the International Society, was formed for students who have an interest in world affairs. We seek to promote international studies and understanding of current events and try to visit the United Nations, non-government organizations, and other peacekeeping groups in the Northeast and Washington DC that promote peace and understanding between nations. Some of our students pursue international study or exchange programs and we help obtain information about such programs.
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The Student Government Association (SGA) serves as the general liaison between the student body and the College. SGA is also responsible for the establishment and recognition of all activities of the student body. Another responsibility of the SGA is to recommend to the Faculty-Student Association the acceptance or rejection of all budget requests made by any student organization recognized by the Student Government Association. In addition, SGA works on many projects throughout the year. These projects are geared towards enhancing student life on campus. Some examples are revising the sexual harassment policy and lobbying in Albany for increased funding for community colleges. Any student who is interested in serving the College community as well as learning about politics would benefit greatly from involvement in Student Government.
Advisor: Demetrius Watkins, Demetrius.Watkins@ncc.edu
The Student Organization of Latinos is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of all its members, who are representatives of the Latino diaspora, as well as the entire population that makes up NCC. Our goal is to educate everyone, through a myriad of programs, about the diversity and richness that exists within our culture. We hope to challenge, surprise, educate, reward, and fascinate individuals as they examine their perceptions of Latino heritage. We feel that our organization, consisting of diverse cultures, is capable of boundless achievements beneficial to everyone. Through our efforts, we are certain that we will draw the Nassau campus community closer to appreciating and respecting diversity among all. We hold meetings in G-243 on Thursdays during club hour (11:30am- 12:45pm).
Advisor: Leonardo Falcon, Leonardo.Falcon@ncc.edu
Co Advisor: Jeremy Wong
The Student Veterans of Nassau (SVN) provides a supportive and positive environment for veterans through mentoring and assistance in their transition from military life to college life. The club also helps students plan and prepare for their long-term educational and personal goals. Currently, there are over 400 student veterans enrolled at Nassau Community College with more student veterans anticipated in years to come. Any Nassau Community College student or student veteran is eligible to join the group. SVN belongs to a national chapter, the Student Veterans of American (SVA), an organization that provides a healthy collaboration among veterans. For more information, drop by the Center for Veterans Affairs (Tower, Student Services Center) during club hours (Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30am); contact the club at StudentveteransofNassau@gmail.com
Advisor: Dean Smith
The Surgical Technology Club (S.T.C.) meets every Thursday from 11:30am -12:45pm (club hour). After a short business meeting, a guest speaker is on the program. Topics include experiences of past graduates, opportunities for upward mobility, and various subjects related to surgical equipment or procedures. Club members are invited to attend professional workshops in the community as well as send representatives to the National Congress. Students interested in these activities are welcome to all Surgical Technology Club (S.T.C.) meetings. Notices are posted in Cluster E one week prior to meetings.
Advisor: Jacquelynn Taylor, Jacquelynn.Taylor@ncc.edu
The Sustainability Club brings issues of sustainable living to the NCC campus community. The club is actively involved in maintaining the NCC organic garden and growing food for the Children's Greenhouse and local food pantries. The Sustainability Club also plans campus-wide annual events around Food Day (October) and Earth Day (April). Furthermore, the club works to beautify the campus. The club meets twice a month on a Tuesday or Thursday (11:30am).
TISA is a club that encourages cultural exchange between international students and American students at NCC. Each semester, through trips and other activities, students are encouraged to learn more about U.S. culture and cultures around the world. For more information about TISA, contact the Office of International Student Affairs (Life Sciences Building, Rm. 146). TISA welcomes both foreign and native students.
Advisor: Ruth Calderon, Ruth.Calderon@ncc.edu
Do you like to write? Are you interested in a career in journalism, public relations, advertising, photography, or publishing? Would you like to be involved in an organization that advocates for students' rights and interests? If you answered yes to even one of these questions, the Vignette staff would like to meet you! The Vignette, NCC's official campus newspaper, is a publication that's written, edited, and produced by students. It offers members opportunities to learn layout and design, acquire photography skills, gain experience in advertising and business, and—of course—become better writers. The newspaper also gives students the chance to express their views on important campus issues. If having your voice heard is important to you, the Vignette is the place to be.
The newspaper needs reporters, reviewers, photographers, designers, artists, and advertising staff for the upcoming year. No experience is necessary, though interest, enthusiasm, idealism, and a willingness to learn are definite assets. The staff meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at club hour (11:30am) in its office in the College Center Building, Rm. 347, email: NCCVignette@gmail.com).
Advisor: Lisa Roddini, Lisa.Fertitta@ncc.edu
The Wall Street Club offers members the opportunity to meet other students who have an interest in Finance and Economics. Having an understanding of economics and finance is an important tool for all of us! The club hold workshops with guests from the fields of economics and finance. We also participate in the Stock Market Game for two semesters!
Keep an eye out for emails about upcoming meetings, which are held during club hours on Tuesdays. Our club is very welcoming and would love for you to join! If you have any questions, please contact the club advisor, Professor Tracy Ayala, email@example.com.
Advisor: Tracyann Ayala, Tracyann.Ayala@ncc.edu
WOMEN IN COMPUTING CLUB
The objectives of the Women in Computing Club are to promote women in the field of computing, to expand women’s knowledge and computing experience, and promotecollegially with other like-minded people in a casual, fun environment. It is a great opportunity to share ideas, learn new topics in computing, and socialize. We aim to break down gender barriers in the field and promote opportunities to create and expand technical knowledge through various projects, speakers, and events.
WOMEN'S CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION
The Women's Criminal Justice Association provides an opportunity for female students to meet with female practitioners in the field of criminal justice with the aim of encouraging more women to enter this exciting field of study. The Association wishes to empower females to realize their capabilities, strengths, and leadership qualities, to reach their full potential, and to make an easy transition from college life to the work force in a traditionally male-oriented field. The Association encourages and welcomes male student involvement, which lends itself to a mutual acceptance of gender differences in law and law enforcement. Meetings are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays during club hour (11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.) and speakers from various law enforcement agencies are invited on a monthly basis. All are welcome.
Advisor: Katherine Cho, Katherine.Cho@ncc.edu
WOMEN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION/WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER
The Women Students Association offers students the opportunity to meet with women and men from diverse ethnic, religious, and social backgrounds. We hold small group discussions that vary from the personal to the political. Additionally, the W.S.A. sponsors educational programs about issues of concern to women. Past programs have included discussions on interpersonal relationships, ethnic diversity and interracial issues, body image and nutrition, and human rights and reproductive freedom. We sponsor luncheons, poetry readings, and conversations with outstanding Nassau faculty. The group has invited important women writers to the campus. Some of our guests have been Alice Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jean Kilbourne, Jamaica Kincaid, Katha Pollit, Naomi Wolf, and Kerry Cuomo.
The Women's Resource Center is a facility supported by the Department of Student Personnel Services. It provides reference material on health, legal, and social-political topics, current magazines, and recent fiction by important women writers. There is also a referral file of community agencies offering a wide range of support services. If you would like to exchange ideas with people of all ages on topics of importance to contemporary women, in a relaxed and pleasant setting, please contact Prof. Sara Hosey, Sara.Hosey@ncc.edu, or contact the Women's Center.
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