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Student Life

Clubs and Organizations

Active clubs and organizations

If you are interested in any club, watch for flyers announcing meeting dates and times, contact the advisor, or stop by the Student Life Office, G243, for more information.


Alpha Beta Gamma: An honors-based club for students in business affiliated programs.  Advisor: Laurie Ryan, B116, 614-6465.

Anime Club: Review group for Japanese animation and Japanese culture.  Meetings include viewing and discussing anime of many genres.  Open to all students.  The Library has an extensive collection of videos and manga (Japanese graphic novels) available.  Open to all students.  Advisor: Marc Pietrzkowski, E226, 614-6807.

Art Guild:   This club provides interested students with greater opportunities for exposure and experience in the field of Visual Arts.  Advisor: Barbara Buckman, F131, 614-5963.

Black Student Union: A club where the African American Student can obtain assistance, guidance, and direction concerning their transition to college life.  Open to any student.  Advisors: Vonetta Rhodes, A161-A172, 614-6246 and Katrina White, H167, 614-2520.

Cancer Awareness Club:  This club works to spread awareness about multiple types of cancer to the campus and community as well as raises money for various cancer awareness agencies and supports those who are currently fighting. Advisor: Christine Tirella, C273, 614-6857.

Catholic Club: The Catholic Club is for any NCCC student interested in the Catholic faith.  The group plans activities on and off campus to enrich the Catholic faith.  They are connected to Immaculate Conception parish in Ransomville and can provide transportation to students in the NCCC dorms for Sunday Mass and other parish activities.  Advisor:  Cheri Yager, C122, 614-6275.

Christian Fellowship Club:  Meet new friends, pray, and grow in fellowship with one another.   Advisor: Tom Schwartz, F123, 614-5972.

Creative Writing Club: Bring creative writers together and help students with writing essays, stories, and articles. Advisor: Marc Pietrzkowski, E226, 614-6807.

Criminal Justice Student Association:  Gives members an awareness of educational and job opportunities related to the criminal justice profession.  Advisor: Jim Mezhir, E151, 614-6763 & Jeff Brodsky, E151, 614-6788.

Culinary Arts Club: If you are interested in Culinary Arts you are encouraged to participate.  Advisor: John Matwijkow, 614-6842 & Mark Mistriner, B133 or NFCI 144, 614-6456.

 Foreign Language Club: A club providing the opportunity to learn a variety of languages.  Advisor: Bridget Beilein, E237, 614-6717.

GLBT/GLASS: Provides informal peer group support to discuss concerns of sexual minorities.  Advisor: Tori Felser, G117D, 614-6263.

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Club:  Open to all students interested in physical activity and health.  A variety of activities such as bowling, team handball, and smoothie bar will be offered.   Advisor: John Strong, H164, 614-6272.

Horticulture:   This curriculum-based club provides students with “hands-on” experience in flower arrangement, working in a greenhouse environment, planting and cultivating various floras.  Advisor: Carolyn Stanko, C249, 614-6423.

Human Services Club: Students address the needs of society by collecting clothing, food and presents for children around Christmas.  The club also brings speakers to campus, coordinates graduation for H.S. students and alumni activities, provides an annual scholarship, coordinates community activities (caroling at Nursing homes) Advisor: Denise Prohaska, C155, 614-6222 Ext. 4075.

Illumination Society: The Illumination Society invites NCCC students interested in the history and practice of animation in all forms. Students will have opportunities to collaborate on animations, travel to Ottawa International Animation Festival, share ideas, participate in the NCCC Video Festival, and organize and attend animation and technical demonstrations. Advisor: Liz Van Verth, E121, 614-5968. 

Medical Assisting Society:  This curriculum-based club provides students interested in the medical field the opportunity to advance the fellowship of professional medical assistance. Advisor: Dr. Abby Mitchell, C247, 614-6411.

Men’s Club Volleyball:  This group is under the Intramural and Recreation Program.   They compete against other teams in the area.  Open to all male students.  Advisor: John Strong, H165, 614-6272.

Phi Theta Kappa:  The only International Honor Society for two-year Colleges encompassing all curriculums.  Students are selected for membership based on GPA and cumulative hours.  Advisor: Paul Ratka, E126, 614-6758 & Jessica Helmbrecht, C204, 614-6222 Ext. 4072.

Philanthropists Club: The club focuses on fundraising for different places. Advisor: Bridget Beilein, E237, 614-6717.

Physical Therapist Assistant: A curriculum-based club provides students interested in the field of physical therapy the opportunity to gain valuable insight into this profession.  Advisors: Sue Wehling, C271, 614-6422 and Debbie Matuch, C271, 614-6422.

Pokemon Club: To bring together fans of Pokemon, both old and new, and provide a positive environment where both students and non students can socialize, play, and catch em all. Advisor: Marc Pietrzkiowski, E226, 614-6807.

Practical Business Club: This club is open to all and promotes student entrepreneurship. Advisor: Paul Ratka, E126, 614-6758 and Laurie Ryan, B116, 614-6465.

RHA (Resident Housing Association): This organization is responsible for creating and coordinating events for SHVC (Student Housing Village Corporation).  Students gain “hands on” experience in all aspects of event development.  Advisor: Tori Felser, G117D, 614-6263.

Senate Programming Board: This student group is responsible for creating and coordinating campus special events such as entertainment, social events, major speakers, etc.  Students gain “hands-on” experience in all aspects of event development.  Advisor: Shawn Kenney, G117D, 614-6261 & Heather Trumble, G117C, 614-6218.

SIMPLE (Students Initiating Meaningful and Positive Leadership Experiences) Leadership Program: This organization will allow students to gain experience through community service, research, analysis, and action across curricular and co-curricular activities to gain an understanding of applied leadership concepts.  Advisor: Heather Trumble, G117C, 614-6218 & Tori Felser, G117D, 614-6218. 

Soccer Club:  Friendly competition with other NCCC Students.  Advisor: Amanda Haseley, F131, 614-6259

The Spirit: The College newspaper gives students an opportunity to experience the world of journalism – Interviewing, writing articles, business, graphic design, layout and web publishing in addition to print are some of the vital experiences that can be attained through working on the Spirit.  Advisor: Amanda Haseley, F131, 614-6259.

STEM Club (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math):  This club will focus on bringing together and providing a learning environment by arranging facilitated study groups and a support system by the STEM faculty and upper classmen to improve retention.  Advisor: Usha Pande, C276, 614-6853.

Strategic Game Club: This club will help foster and encourage strategic gaming and socialization in its members and affiliate groups, fostering and developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Advisor: Marc Pietrzkowski, E226, 614-6807.

Student Nurses Association: this curriculum based club offers support system for all nursing students. They sponsor community services and fund raisers. Advisor: Michelle Bruce, C174, 614-5948 & Donna Sandretto, C182, 614-5944.

Student Senate: This organization promotes the general welfare of the student body and contributes to the campus community while allowing students to participate in an opportunity for involvement in a collegiate government process.  Advisor: Heather Trumble, G117C, 614-6218. 

Surgical Tech: This curriculum based club which helps students understand and appreciate their chosen profession, stay abreast of changes within the field of surgical technology, prepare for aboard exam and develop skills that foster lifelong learning. Advisor: Gemma Fournier, C246, 614-6708.

Tanzen: This club gives students a chance to experience dance through performing - By audition only. Advisor: Kim Vincent, F120b, 614-6706.

Teacher Education Club: A curriculum based club which explores different education programs through exchange of ideas, speakers, and travels to local colleges. Advisors: Michelle Mistriner, E121, 614-6708.

Theatre: Auditions are he at the beginning of every semester, and are open to ALL students. Allows students to gain acting experience and become involved with other aspects of the theater. Advisor: Katie LoConti, F106, 614-6881.

Theatre-Technical: Lights, sounds, carpentry, painting and special effects are some of the skills gained from this area of theater. Advisor: Richard Haug, F200, 614-5958.

Tutoring Association:  This club serves as support for NCCC tutors.  Advisor: Alexandra Fuerch, G225, 614-6215.

The Unit: The unit is a step team whose purpose is to create an environment for positive social exchange among men & women & to practice and perform step routines at events on campus. Advisor: William D Brinson, A109, 614-6258.   

Veterans Club: The veterans club is open to all students and host events such as the Veterans Day Ceremony, overseas care packages, and fundraising to upgrade our Veterans Memorial Park (located near the main entrance of the campus). Advisor: Joseph Colosi B103, 614-6283 and Eileen Walsh, B103, 614-5921

Videomakers Club:  The NCCC Videomakers Club promotes collaboration among students who are interested in shooting, editing, writing, producing, and performing for video productions.  The club sponsors an annual Video Festival, guest speakers, on-campus screenings, and field trips. Students are also able to gain hands-on experience as crew members for NCCC in-house productions. AdvisorBob Borgatti, F141, 614-6793       

 Who's Universe: Open to all students to talk about astronomy and the universe. Advisor: Usha Pande, C276, 614-6853. 

Zoo Crew: This is curriculum based club which does fundraising for animal organizations. field trips to various zoos and other animal facilities are offered. Open to all students. Advisor: Aaron Cobaugh, C251, 614-6424.  


Art Gallery: Three exhibitions per semester; 2 student exhibitions (one each semester) and 4 regional artists.  Advisor: Lani Stangler, F131, 614-5966.

Student Ambassadors: students provide assistance to other students, organizations, and other campus activities. Advisor: Heather Trumble, G117C, 614-6218.                 


Advocates for Students with Disabilities Club: Open to all students, this group promotes awareness and sensitivity in the college and community, provides peer support and aids in problem solving. Advisor: Sara Vacin, E106. INACTIVE

Best Buddies Club: Develop 1 on 1 relationships with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. INACTIVE

Computer Science Club: To incorporate educational and professional experiences in a friendly environment. Advisor: Deborah Sorrentino, C213, 614-6855. INACTIVE

Eco Club: The club will have a culinary focus on recycling and setting up a compost system so culinary students will be more aware of their impact on the environment. INACTIVE

Free Thinkers Club:  This club promotes a free thought philosophy; viewpoints that hold opinions should be formed on the basis of logic and reason and not authority, tradition, or other dogmas.  This is a group of intellectuals that will discuss ideas and debate on them. Advisor: Amanda D. Pollard, E126, 614-6885. INACTIVE

Job Club: Formed to provide a network environment for students wishing to find that great job.  Club members will help identify guest speakers, assist with the Job Fair activities, recruit employers to conduct on-campus interviews or presentations, and help promote the job search process.  INACTIVE

Massage Therapy Club:  is a club to promote the benefits of massage throughout the college and create community in the program, promote professionalism among MTs and help identify potential career development possibilities. INACTIVE

Multicultural Student Leadership Forum: is a club led by underrepresented students who are dedicated to promoting the benefits of cultural awareness and diversity at NCCC.  In addition the MSLF is designed to foster a greater sense of tolerance by planning a wide range of broad based campus activities that stimulate cultural and transmission among students and faculty; important hallmarks for enriching the college experience for all students while preparing them for a vastly competitive and diversified world.  INACTIVE

MUSA (Muslim United Student Association): A club where Muslim students can obtain assistance, guidance and direction concerning their transition to college life.  Advisor: Vonetta Rhodes, A161, 614-6246. INACTIVE

NCCC Chamber Ensemble: is a student run music ensemble which focuses on the performance of small instrumental and orchestral works for the enjoyment of music and for community performance. The club encourages musicians of any skill and instrument to come together to make music in an ensemble setting. Advisor: Bradley Wingert, F128, 614-5965.  INACTIVE 

Society of Manufacturing Engineers: This curriculum-based club provides social and informational meeting for students interested in the area of engineering.  Advisor: Frank Boeck, C153, 614-6863. INACTIVE

Spiritual Phenomena Investigators (SPIES): A club designed to look at haunted places and hear/tell ghost stories. Advisor: Phil Haseley, E133, 614-6764. INACTIVE

Stock Yo Fridge (SYF): This club allows students to collect food for the local food banks of Western New York. It also makes students aware of healthy food choices. INACTIVE