Learning isn't just about classes and tests. It's also about developing new interests and delving deeper into existing ones. Whether you want to learn more about math principles, write for the campus paper, or join a zombie group, you'll find a club on campus!
If you are interested in joining a club or organization, contact:
- Student Association, Lower Level, Commons building, M103
- Student Life Department, First Level, Commons building, M206
List of Clubs and Organizations
Clubs and organizations reflect the interests of our diverse student population and offer a wide variety of opportunities. Here is a list of recently active clubs and organizations:
Activities Programming Committee - Elmira Center
This is a central organization at CCC for the promotion and coordination of campus-wide social, cultural, and recreational activities such as: CORNfest, SPRINGfest, APC Presents Lecture Series, Coffeehouse Series, etc.
Advisor: Eric Smith, 607-936-5535
American Sign Language Club
This club celebrates, advocates, educates, and shares deaf culture and ASL with the CCC community.
Advisor: Sin-Yi Ko, 607-962-9125
Auto Tech Club
This club provides social and educational interaction for students enrolled in the Auto Tech Program and/or students interested in Auto Tech.
Advisors: Brian Halm, 607-936-7382; Barry Pappas, 607-936-7398; Jason Stanbro, 607-936-9014
Christian Club - C5
CIST (Corning Information Security Team)
To reach a communal understanding of cyber security through the sharing of resources and knowledge brought to us by participation of the faculty and the club members. To administer a wealth of knowledge on to the student body for the purposes of personal growth and self-awareness. To set up specialized classes with professionals to achieve a real-world understanding of how these ambiguous systems are operated. Advisors: Matthew Haas, 607-962-9218
To report news of concern to the general student body. To give interested students practical journalism experience. To provide an independent avenue for students to express their opinions.
Advisors: Christine Atkins, 607-962-9310; Erin Wilburn, 607-962-9253
Criminal Justice Society
This organization increases the understanding between members of the criminal justice system and society in general. It provides extracurricular activity that will expand its members' knowledge of the criminal justice field.
Environmental Protection Information Coalition (EPIC)
This organization educates the student body and our communities concerning sustainability and the role of humans in environmental issues. It promotes individual actions that are environmentally sound.
Advisors: Donna Powers, 607-962-9375
This is a social organization designed to provide a place and time for LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual) students, faculty, staff, and their allies and supporters to talk openly about issues both on campus and in the community. It promotes acceptance and awareness among the general population, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Advisors: Michelle Logan, 607-962-9524
To encourage the growth and love of music, promote musicality, and art in our campus as well as encourage others to invest more time in our campuses music/art programs. To provide entertainment in the form of concerts for students.
Advisor: Joe Oppenheim, 607-962-9347
Future Educators Association
This organization provides a learning and playing environment for the rapidly growing subculture of Euro gamers and strategy gamers. Members meet and share their gaming experience with people who have similar interests. Members have an opportunity to discuss board strategy and develop critical thinking skills.
Advisor: Joe DeLeone, 607-962-9265; DJ Dates, 607-962-9303
This club provides a consistent outlet for those interested in dialoguing and networking historical issues. It creates community networks in an effort to celebrate local history and its importance for the future of the region. It is an active campus entity that attempts to collect, catalogue, and preserve CCC history.
Advisors: Sky Moss, 607-962-9523
HPER Majors Club
This club supports, encourages, and provides guidance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation majors through school and community projects. It encourages and facilitates knowledge and growth in HPER majors by providing resources. It also provides educational and social experiences that enriches the depth and scope of HPER.
Advisor: Brian Hill, 607-962-9409
Human Service Club
This club provides an opportunity for students to become aware of and to develop helping relationships. It increases vocational awareness in the human service field, and expands the horizons of the club and its members while serving the community.
Advisor: Bud Lawrence, 607-962-9532
International and Foreign Language Club
This club provides a forum for all persons interested in cross-cultural awareness and exchange, and promotes the study of foreign languages.
Advisors: Sandy Turner-Vicioso, 607-962-9312; Michael Beykirch, 607-962-9522
This club enables students interested in original creative writing to meet on a regular basis in order to share their writing, to enhance opportunities for publications, and to, on occasion, invite professional writers to campus for readings and discussions.
Advisor: Marie Hannon-Mandel, 607-962-9382; Charles Hollenbeck, 962-9399
Muse of Fire (drama club)
This provides a theatrical group of college students with opportunities to promote live theatre productions that are open to the community.
Advisor: Mary Guzzy, 607-962-9311
My Brother's and Sister's Keeper
This purpose of this club is to improve the representation of men and women of minorities at all levels of CCC. To integrate people within the college to reach a communal understanding of diversity through a shared knowledge and resources brought to us by participating club members and faculty members. It's a club for cultural enrichment.
Advisor: Jeremiah Haynes, 607-962-9233.
This organization provides a social support group for nursing majors. It provides community service, and free educational activities and entertainment to the entire student body.
Advisors: Lola Hardy, 607-962-9216
This club promotes academic excellence among students who are parents. It increases socialization opportunities for their children, and conducts community service that promotes the physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and families in the Southern Tier.
This club provides an environment conducive to the discussion of current trends and issues in the field of academic philosophy, one that is free of classroom restrictions. It provides assistance to students of philosophy in their coursework, and furthers the role of critical thinking and discussion skills in the education of the students.
Advisor: Gregg Caruso, 607-962-9312
This club takes learning beyond the classroom, discusses current studies, reads articles and research pertinent to psychology and sociology related issues in an informal environment conducive to the growth of an individual while fostering interpersonal skills as a group.
Advisors: Tyson Abbott, 607-962-9270; Lee Gernert-Larrea, 607-962-9544
The club will generate interest in the field of math and science within the college community. Members will seek to establish a fellowship among all majors to create diversity in discussions concerning the progress of science and math for the future; to further knowledge of progressive thought in the fields of science and math and establish contact with professionals in the fields of science and math.
Advisor: Hatesh Radia, 607-962-9378
Red Cross Club
This club promotes knowledge of the American Red Cross on the CCC campus. It increases the number of volunteers in Steuben County, and conducts fundraisers for the local American Red Cross.
This club focuses on supplementing education to students who have an interest in the sciences. Events include career speakers, computational analysis of local flora and fauna, maintenance of the carnivorous plant collection, and many others. We represent several different fields of science such as biology, engineering, food science, environmental science, ecology, and more.
Advisor: Dr. Robert Koble; 607-962-9544
Secular Student Alliance
This organization promotes and practices the open, rational, and scientific examination of the universe and our place in it. It believes ethics and morality can be meaningfully based on rational and humanistic ideals and values. It considers skeptical inquiry, and provides a community for atheists, agnostics, humanists, skeptics, naturalists, and other free thinkers. It organizes activities, and fosters the acceptance of freethinkers. It also advocates for the separation between church and state.
This club provides a strong presence in the community by engaging in civic service. It strives to nurture social responsibility and global citizenship in its members by serving the community and others. It aims to foster stronger relationships between CCC students and staff, and those in the communities where its members live by acting as a liaison and steward of community outreach for the entire CCC campus.
The Show Choir will foster and support public appreciation of music as an art and provide the campus and community with a wide variety of musical experiences and activities. The club will encourage the development of the full potential of the individual members and foster professional growth.
Advisors: Loueda Bleiler, 607-962-9298; Jackie VanBrunt, 607-962-9425
Strategy and Tactics Club
The purpose of this club is to facilitate a fun learning environment on the subject of various applications of strategy and tactics, including but not limited to historical, modern-day, and games.
The members will look at and analyze historical examples of strategy and tactics, and in some cases apply concepts of historical examples into modern strategic applications and games; further the fundamental understanding of strategic and tactical application of members.
Advisor: Sky Moss, 607-962-9523
Student Accounting & Business Society
This organization provides a forum for all students interested in the accounting profession. Members network with accounting professionals and employers through local professional organizations such as NYS Society of CPAs and the Institute of Management Accountants. It cultivates partnerships between local employers and accounting students to enhance their knowledge and employability.
Advisors: Barb Squires, 607-962-9575
This organization stimulates interest in computers and technology as an occupational goal, and exemplifies to its members the importance of technology in today's world. It furthers knowledge and increases its members' abilities in using and harnessing technology in today's job market. It also organizes informative trips and guest speakers from local industries to better understand general technology and computer practices.
Advisor: Dale Crandall, 607-962-9214
This organization connects veterans with not only other veterans but fellow students who support them. Bridging the gap between military life and student life at CCC while easing the transition into a successful academic future. Working to not only inform veterans of their benefits and rights but also promote campus-wide fellowship among veterans and non-veterans. NOTE: All veterans, whether members of this student club or not, have access to a veterans office space in the lower level of the Commons building, M128.
WCEB (Radio Station)
This organization gives students on-air broadcasting experience. It enables its members to develop communication and interpersonal skills.
Zombie Survival Guild
This organization recognizes current trends of zombie-related interests in popular culture, and raises zombie awareness amongst the masses by providing survival techniques, defense methods, proper zombie protocol, and tips about how not to get turned into a zombie. It is a visual entertainment and culinary critique club designed to reach a broader audience with similar tastes.
All clubs and organizations are required to follow specific procedures set forth by the Student Association. Those procedures are available in the "How To" Book. A copy of this book may be obtain in the Student Life Office, Commons Building, M206.
Club and Organization Executive Board Officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, SA Representative, and Treasurer) are automatic members of the Student Leadership Program. Members are required to participate in Student Leadership events throughout the academic year to enhance their leadership skills.
Students seeking to form a new club or reinstating an inactive club must follow specific requirements. A list of the requirements may be obtained in the Student Life Office, Commons Building, M206.