STUDENT CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

There are many benefits gained from joining a student club or organization, including meeting new friends. Club involvement also offers an opportunity for students to learn skills such as time management and group dynamics. These experiences, combined with academic learning, are the ingredients of a well-rounded education. Students are encouraged to join one of the various campus clubs or organizations because the experience gained can last a lifetime. Please take the time to review the list of updated campus clubs by contacting the Student Engagement Coordinator or the Director of Student Activities on your campus.

AUBURN CAMPUS

ANIME MANGA CLUB

Gregory Sevik, Advisor
gregory.sevik@cayuga-cc.edu

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
melissa.johnson@cayuga-cc.edu

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 artwork at museums and galleries in the region. We encourage anyone interested in learning about art, viewing art, and making art to join us.

CAYUGA RECORDS

Steven Keeler, Advisor
keeler@cayuga-cc.edu

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.

CAYUGA COLLEGIAN
STUDENT NEWSPAPER

Mary G. Merritt, Advisor
merrittm@cayuga-cc.edu

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.

CAYA (COME AS YOU ARE)

Norman Lee, Advisor
leen@cayuga-cc.edu

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 the diverse organization that explores cultures and acknowledges 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.

CREATIVE WRITING CLUB

Mark Montgomery, Advisor
montgomery@cayuga-cc.edu

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, non-judgmental, and strives to make writers comfortable when sharing work.

CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB

Teri Misiaszek, Advisor
misiaszek@cayuga-cc.edu

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.

DANCE CLUB

Kathy Zamniak, Advisor
kathy.zamniak@cayuga-cc.edu

Meet fellow students, local professionals, and alumni to continue exploring your love of Dance at Cayuga Community College. Our group seeks to embellish principles that will benefit mind and body development along with self-worth and discipline. Whether your interests lie in Broadway and Musical Theatre, traditional or contemporary dance, or even if you simply love dancing and the performing arts, Dance Club welcomes you.

EARLY CHILDHOOD CLUB

Jean Fetzko, Advisor
jfetzko@cayuga-cc.edu

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
campbell@cayuga-cc.edu

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).

GIS CLUB

Dr. Abu Badruddin, Advisor
badruddin@cayuga-cc.edu

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
framer@cayuga-cc.edu

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

Judy Hill and Linda Frank, Advisors
jhill5@cayuga-cc.edu
lfrank4@cayuga-cc.edu

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

Albert Hughes, Advisor
ahughes1@cayuga-cc.edu

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?

MOSAIC
CHRISTIAN CLUB

John & Erin Sherman, Advisors
cayugabasics@gmail.com

MOSAIC college ministry 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. MOSAIC also provides mission opportunities to serve the community, nation, and world. Our goal is to encourage any student to develop their fullest potential in Christ.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP & SUCCESS (NSLS)

Norman Lee and Elizabeth Gallo, Advisors
leen@cayuga-cc.edu
egoldsch@cayuga-cc.edu

NSLS recognizes and encourages student leadership skills. Students participate in networking teams, attend live broadcasts featuring affluent leaders in our society, and engage in community service projects. Upon induction, students have access to scholarship opportunities as well as many other member benefits.

NURSING CLUB

Delecia Weatherstone & Edie Smith, Advisors
delecia.weatherstone@cayuga-cc.edu
edie.smith@cayuga-cc.edu

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

PBL (PHI BETA LAMBDA)

Natalie Indelicato, Advisor
nindelic@cayuga-cc.edu

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.

PTK (PHI THETA KAPPA)

Sheila Myers and Anna Annorino, Advisors
ngocanna.annorino@cayuga-cc.edu
sheila.myers@cayuga-cc.edu

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
keeler@cayuga-cc.edu

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.

SCIENCE CLUB

Dr. Sharon Coolican, Advisor
coolican@cayuga-cc.edu

The Science Club meets every month and is open to any student with 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 regarding chemistry for presentation to local elementary schools are several of the activities planned.

SEXUALITY AND GENDER ACCEPTANCE (SAGA)

Dr. Jerimy Blowers, Advisor
jblowers2@cayuga-cc.edu

SAGA’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.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES BOARD

Norman Lee, Advisor
leen@cayuga-cc.edu

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)

Norman Lee, Advisor
leen@cayuga-cc.edu

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.

TUTOR CLUB

Teresa Hoercher, Advisor
hoercht@cayuga-cc.edu

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 and Emily Cameron, Advisors
james.campbell@cayuga-cc.edu
emily.cameron@cayuga-cc.edu

Cayuga’s 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 and Kathy Sipling, Advisors
stephanie.macro@cayuga-cc.edu
siplingk@cayuga-cc.edu

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

GAMING CLUB

Dr. Kelly Rowley, Advisor
rowley@cayuga-cc.edu

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, Advisor
zich@cayuga-cc.edu

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.

GREEN TEAM

Jean Siracusa, Advisor
siracusaj@cayuga-cc.edu

The Green Team encourages and expands the understanding of conservation and sustainability by showing how it relates to the world around us.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP & SUCCESS

Norman Lee and Liz Gallo, Advisors
leen@cayuga-cc.edu
egoldsch@cayuga-cc.edu

The National Society of Leadership & Success recognizes and encourages students’ leadership skills through not only their academic achievement but through their involvement through community service projects. The Society helps its members to create resumes, learn from prominent people in many fields, and helps students strive to become the best leader they can be.

NURSING CLUB

Delecia Weatherstone and Edie Smith, Advisors
delecia.weatherstone@cayuyga-cc.edu
edie.smith@cayuga-cc.edu

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

PSYCHOLOGY CLUB

Dr. Nathaniel Thomas, Advisor
nathaniel.thomas@cayuga-cc.edu

The Cayuga Psychology Club provides an opportunity for students interested in psychology to go beyond the lecture hall and see psychology in the “real world.” Our purpose is to supply information, opportunities, and resources regarding all things psychology. Through various opportunities, we strive to introduce our members and the community to a broad variety of disciplines within psychology.

PTK (PHI THETA KAPPA)

Dr. Robert Humphrey, Advisor
robert.humphrey@cayuga-cc.edu

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 the exchange of ideas and ideals for lively fellowship for scholars and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

STUDENT ACTIVITIES BOARD

Liz Gallo, Advisor
egoldsch@cayuga-cc.edu

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)

Liz Gallo, Advisor
egoldsch@cayuga-cc.edu

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.

STUDENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT CLUB

Joan Meyers, Advisor
jmeyer10@cayuga-cc.edu

The Student Occupational Therapy Assistant Club promotes interest in the Occupational Therapy Assistant profession through social activities, service to the community, and professional development events. Membership is open to any Cayuga student who is enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

TUTOR CLUB

Teresa Hoercher, Advisor
hoercht@cayuga-cc.edu

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

Emily Cameron, Advisor
emily.cameron@cayuga-cc.edu

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.