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.

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.

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.

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 and writing, column, feature writing, copy editing, business advertising, and photography. Members of The Cayuga Collegian staff and others also host a weekly new-media show called CAYUGA BYTES. The variety talk show’s theme is Anything and Everything about Cayuga Community College in a free form new media format which encourages students to contribute whatever they have to showcase as a live guest, on videotape, or through photos!

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.

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

Penelope Lupo, Advisor
plupo@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

Linda Frank, Advisors
lfrank4@cayuga-cc.edu

The History Club welcomes all students who want to learn more about History and enjoy meeting others who share their interests. Our club has visited local museums and historic sites, taken a bike tour along the Erie Canal, traveled to Washington DC, lobbied members of Congress to support the Tubman National Historical Park, and sponsored monthly films. Together with the Art Club, we also maintain historically-themed exhibits in the Cayuga Library. All majors are welcome, and we especially encourage students in the History Concentration, those interested in careers in museum work, and students who plan to continue their studies in History beyond their time at Cayuga.

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?

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP & SUCCESS (NSLS)

Norman Lee, Advisor
leen@cayuga-cc.edu

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Cayuga Community College was started in 2015 and is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021, we have 652 members who have access to nearly $500,000 in scholarships, an exclusive NSLS job board, a personalized letter of recommendation, and who learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts. Visit the NSLS website to learn more.

NURSING CLUB

Danielle Moran & Edie Smith, Advisors
dmoran@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.

PTK (PHI THETA KAPPA)

Sheila Myers and Anna Annorino, Advisors
ngocanna.annorino@cayuga-cc.edu
sheila.myers@cayuga-cc.edu robert.humphrey@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. Krista Giglio, Advisor
krista.giglio@cayuga-cc.edu

The Science Club meets every month and is open to any student interested in science or related fields.

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

Chris Motto, Advisor
chris.motto@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

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.

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.

NATIONAL SOCIETY OF LEADERSHIP & SUCCESS

Norman Lee, Advisor
leen@cayuga-cc.edu

The NSLS is the largest leadership honor society in the United States. Our NSLS chapter at Cayuga Community College was started in 2015 and is part of the national organization with 700+ chapters and over 1.4 million members. Students are selected based on exemplary academic achievement. As of 2021, we have 652 members who have access to nearly $500,000 in scholarships, an exclusive NSLS job board, a personalized letter of recommendation, and who learn from exceptional leaders like former President Barack Obama during exclusive Speaker Broadcasts. Visit the NSLS website to learn more.

NURSING CLUB

Danielle Moran and Edie Smith, Advisors
dmoran@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.

PTK (PHI THETA KAPPA)

Dr. Robert Humphrey, Advisor
robert.humphrey@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. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above. PTK club undertakes community service projects each year. We invite students to join who qualify at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters.

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.

STUDENT OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT CLUB

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

Chris Motto, Advisor
chris.motto@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

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.