STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

AUBURN CAMPUS

ANIME MANGA CLUB

Christine Motto, Advisor

Anime Manga Club is comprised of readers of Japanese animation and comic art. The group welcomes students and faculty who are interested in all things Anime including print, movies and personal creations.

ART CLUB

Melissa Johnson, Advisor

Art Club is open to students who are interested in looking at, discussing and making art. We try to use art to build and connect with the community, through campus public art projects and community-based service projects. Each semester Art Club takes field trips to view art work at museums and galleries in the region. We encourage anyone interested in learning about art, viewing art and making art to join us.

BASICS
CHRISTIAN CAMPUS MINISTRY

John & Erin Sherman, Spiritual Advisors

Basics is open to all students. Our purpose is to provide a community of encouragement for a diverse group of students to foster spiritual growth, by equipping students with biblical solutions to contemporary problems, to make a positive impact at Cayuga Community College. The goal of Cayuga Basics is to encourage any student to develop their fullest potential in Christ.

CAYA (COME AS YOU ARE)

Norman Lee, Advisor

CAYA is an organization that celebrates diversity and welcomes students from all ethnic backgrounds in the planning and organizing of various programs and activities. We welcome all students to join our diverse organization that explores cultures and acknowledge commonalities among us. The club goals are based on openness, exposure, and celebration of the diversity on the CCC campus and in the surrounding community. We are stronger as a whole than the sum of our parts.

CAYUGA COLLEGIAN
STUDENT NEWSPAPER

Mary G. Merritt, Advisor

The student-run newspaper, The Cayuga Collegian, offers students the opportunity to gain experience in news and sports reporting, column and feature writing, copy editing, business advertising, and photography.

CAYUGA RECORDS

Steven Keeler, Advisor

The Cayuga Record Club offers its members the opportunity to further their knowledge of the recording industry by participating in various functions of Cayuga Records including recording albums, organizing release events, working with local recording artists, and marketing and promoting Cayuga Records albums.

CHEMISTRY CLUB

Dr. Sharon Coolican, Advisor

The Chemistry Club meets on a monthly basis and is open to any student with an interest in chemistry or related sciences. The purpose of this club is to expand our understanding of chemistry and how it relates to the world around us. Guest speakers, field trips to companies utilizing chemistry, and preparing projects relating to chemistry for presentation to local elementary schools are several of the activities planned.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

Mark Montgomery, Advisor

Creative Writing Club at Cayuga invites students from all disciplines to share, write and discuss a wide range of writing: fiction (literary & genre), nonfiction, poetry, plays, scripts and songs. The club is supportive, nonjudgmental, and strives to make writers comfortable when sharing work.

JUSTICE CLUB

Teri Misiaszek, Advisor

The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities to explore and further students’ knowledge of the criminal justice profession through related trips, guest lectures, community service opportunities and events. This club is open to all who have a desire to learn more about justice.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLUB

Pat Gridley, Advisor

The Early Childhood club will provide social and educational support to early childhood students. They will promote early childhood education in the community and provide a forum to exchange ideas and address current issues in early childhood education. The club will engage in community service projects that support young children and early childhood programs.

ENGINEERING AND TECHNICAL CLUB

John Campbell, Advisor

A club organized by and for the benefit of students in Engineering Science as well as Mathematics and Sciences, Computer Technologies, Drafting and Design, Mechanical Technologies, and Electrical Technologies. Here is your chance to interact with faculty and students sharing technical interests to further those interests in technologies by taking field trips to potential transfer schools, plant tours of manufacturing facilities, listening to guest speakers, and attending meetings of professional societies like Manufacturing (SME), Quality Assurance (ASQ,) and Automotive Engineering (SAE).

GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (G.S.A.)

Jerimy Blowers, Advisor

G.S.A.’s mission is to provide a safe environment for students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Our goal is to promote acceptance and tolerance within the campus community.

GIS CLUB

Dr. Abu Badruddin, Advisor

GIS Club provides an environment for discussion and activities to increase awareness of Geographic Information Systems and its applications both inside and outside the college community. We invite GIS graduates, alumni, community leaders, educators, and professionals into the discussion, hence creating an appreciation of GIS and its potential across the disciplines. Also, we undertake monthly club meetings, field trips, community projects, and provide information about higher education and job opportunities in GIS and related fields.

HARLEQUIN PRODUCTIONS
THEATER PRODUCTIONS

Bob Frame, Advisor

A main stage/studio theatre structure encourages activity in all aspects of theatrical activity including acting, directing, production, and backstage work. Participation is based on expressed interest and plays are selected to fit the interest and abilities of the individuals within the group. No experience is necessary! If you are interested in any facet of theatre productions, you are encouraged to join this organization! See Harlequin Productions.

HISTORY CLUB

Ron Grube, Advisor

Our club is for any lover of history who wants to enjoy and participate in local history endeavors. Membership is especially encouraged for students in the History Concentration, but is not limited to just that. Our club has visited local museums, taken a bike tour along the Erie, traveled to Washington DC, lobbied members of Congress to support the Tubman National Historic Park, helped sponsor the Harriet Tubman Symposium, and is helping with the creation of the Thomas Mott Osborne Center (a new museum and research center in Auburn). Join us and help us move to new projects and destinations!

JUDO CLUB

Pete Petrosino, Advisor

Do Katas, sport judo, ju-no-kata, and self-defense judo sound exciting? This club hopes to promote Kodokan judo and to develop each individual in his/her area of interest to the highest degree. Is this club for you?

MUSIC CLUB

Michael Cortese, Advisor

The purpose of this club is to offer all students and faculty, regardless of involvement in the music concentration of Cayuga Community College, the opportunity to join with others to promote activities. The club also provides students with opportunities to schedule and attend master classes, student performances, and music events throughout the region.

NURSING CLUB

Linda Alfieri, Advisor

Are you enrolled in the nursing program? Participation in the nursing club can be a great opportunity to collaborate in wellness and community service activities.

PBL (PHI BETA LAMBDA)

Amy Valente, Advisor

The purpose of PBL (the college level of Future Business Leaders of America) is to provide opportunities for college students to develop communication and business leadership skills. Membership is open to students enrolling in any major who want to set themselves apart from the average graduate. Activities include workshops, guest speakers, field trips, fundraising, community service work, and networking. Since this is a local chapter of the national organization, members may also have an opportunity to attend state and national conferences and competitions. Members receive membership discounts, opportunity for scholarships and national awards. Students who join will be better prepared for careers, furthering their education, and life!

PTK (PHI THETA KAPPA)

Kathy Gross & Shannon Reohr, Advisors

PTK is the National Community Junior College Honor Society with more than 200 chapters in fully accredited community colleges throughout the country. Membership is open to selected students who attain a high scholastic average and who qualify in character and leadership qualities. PTK invites students to join who qualify at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

RADIO AND TELEVISION GUILD (RAT GUILD)

Steven Keeler, Advisor

This club is mostly comprised of students who are pursuing degrees in the telecommunications field. However, membership is open to all interested people. A host of campus activities revolves around this club which encircles all aspects of broadcasting.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES BOARD

Bridget Proulx, Advisor

The SAB was formed by the Faculty-Student Association to plan campus activities at both the Auburn and Fulton Campuses such as lectures, stand-up comedians, magicians, concerts, films and special events. The Board has been very active in providing events and activities that have helped create a vibrant campus atmosphere.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION (SGO)

Margaret Thomas, Advisor

An “official” voice for students’ concerns and suggestions, providing leadership and direction for students whether it be an individual student or club. SGO Executive Officers include a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Student Trustee. All executive positions are elected posts. SGO is responsible for distributing the budgets for student clubs. For more information, visit the SGO office in M212A, or see the SGO Advisor in the Student Engagement Office.

TUTOR CLUB

Teresa Hoercher, Advisor

The purpose of the Tutor Club is to provide an opportunity to raise the awareness of peer tutoring (outside of the Center of Academic Success), foster a social and collegial network among these students, promote sustainability, generate awareness in the Auburn community, and designate and fundraise for a socially conscientious purpose.

VETERANS CLUB

Jim Campbell, Advisor

CCC student veterans club is a veteran-focused student group. The club is dedicated to supporting, servicing and enriching the lives of veterans, immediate family members, and veteran supporters at the college and in the surrounding community.

FULTON CAMPUS

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE CLUB

Stephanie Macro, Advisor

The ASL club will provide a basic background to the world of signing and those with hearing impairments.

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP CLUB

Michelle Speach, Advisor

The BLC will provide a thorough understanding and promotion of Business Administration by providing leadership and professional development through college, community and civic engagement.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLUB

Jim Bartley & Donna Petersen, Advisors

The Early Childhood club will provide social and educational support to early childhood students. They will promote early childhood education in the community and provide a forum to exchange ideas and address current issues in early childhood education. The club will engage in community service projects that support young children and early childhood programs.

GAMING CLUB

Dr. Kelly Rowley, Advisor

The Gaming Club promotes the involvement of students with peers, gamers, and others through the use of games. We provide a fun environment for people to expand their social venue and promote success through involvement within the college community.

GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (GSA)

Michael Zich & Linda Kimball, Advisors

G.S.A.’s mission is to provide a safe environment for students, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. Our goal is to promote acceptance and tolerance within the campus community.

HEALTHY LIVING CLUB

Stephanie Goodell, Advisor

The club offers a variety of topics including Lunch & Learns on wellness topics, field trips, healthy lunch options, and healthy snacks during finals week.

NURSING CLUB

Jennifer Nichols, Advisor

Are you enrolled in the nursing program? Participation in the nursing club can be a great opportunity to collaborate in wellness and community service activities.

PTK (PHI THETA KAPPA)

Shauna Nesbitt, Advisor

PTK recognizes and encourages scholarship among students and develops leadership skills. High regard is given to community service projects. PTK provides an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals for lively fellowship for scholars and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

ROTARACT CLUB

Amanda Reed, Advisor

Rotaract provides an opportunity for students to enhance their knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development. Rotaract addresses the physical and social needs of our communities and promotes better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES BOARD

Michael Fochtman, Advisor

The SAB was formed by the Faculty-Student Association to plan campus activities at both the Auburn and Fulton Campuses such as lectures, stand-up comedians, magicians, concerts, films, and special events. The Board has been very active in providing events and activities that have helped create a vibrant campus atmosphere.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION (SGO)

Michael Fochtman, Advisor

An “official” voice for students’ concerns and suggestions, providing leadership and direction for students whether it be an individual student or club. SGO Executive Officers include a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Student Trustee. All executive positions are elected posts. SGO is responsible for distributing the budgets for student clubs. For more information, stop by the SGO table located in the front foyer, or see the SGO Advisor in F202.

TUTOR CLUB

Rae Howard, Advisor

The Tutor club is an extension of the Center for Academic Success providing students with a sense of community, increased awareness of the services available at the CAS and recruitment of new tutors on campus. Opportunities for civic engagement and learning leadership skills are provided.

VETERANS CLUB

JoAnn Harris, Advisor

The Veteran’s club provides a network of support to military veterans, their families and civilian supporters. They educate the college community about the experiences of military veterans and work with the college administration to meet the needs of student veterans and prospective student veterans.