If you want to help plan campus events and have a voice in College policy, get involved with Student Senate. Participation in Student Senate provides leadership and management skills that will last a lifetime. Most campus activities, which may include concerts, lectures, socials, dances, campus and community service projects, bus trips, and festivals, are sponsored by Student Senate. Activities are offered free of charge or at very little cost to Chesapeake College students. Although each recognized student organization at Chesapeake is independent in its mission, Student Senate is the umbrella organization under which all other student organizations operate.
Student Senate Executive Board have both the authority and responsibility to represent the student body. The Student Senate President and Vice President represent the student body at the Board of Trustees and College Council meetings, respectively. Board members may also be asked to sit on other College committees such as the Safety Committee and Student-Faculty Committee of Review. To view your current Student Senate Board Members, visit the Student Senate webpage. The Student Senate office is located on the first floor of the Caroline College Center, Room C-104. Stop by and get to know your student officers! Contact the Student Senate Board members via email at StudentGov@chesapeake.edu.
The purpose of the Gay-Straight Alliance is to foster an active and diverse culture at Chesapeake College. The Gay-Straight Alliance provides opportunities for students to build friendships and encourages open-mindedness towards gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals within the community.
Geek Life Club
The purpose of the Geek Life Club is to provide an outlet for students who share interests such as, technology, music, comic books, novels, movies, active meetings and games.
Our mission is to support and advocate eco-consciousness in our college and community. We want to raise awareness about recycling in our community and collaborate with the public and private schools of the surrounding counties. We want to establish an integrated system among the Eastern Shore to encourage our residents and influence the younger generation to adopt eco-friendly lifestyles or at least recycle.
Martial Arts Club
This club exists in an effort to promote the safety, physical fitness, and self-confidence of the Chesapeake College student body, and the promotion of understanding of various cultures.
The Outdoors Club provides the opportunity for members of the Chesapeake College community to share mutual interests in outdoor recreational activities, including but not limited to: backpacking, biking, camping, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, rafting, and skiing. The Club believes that participation in such activities supports a healthy mental and physical life.
Peake Disc Golf Club
The Peake Disc Golf Club is a group of Chesapeake College students and staff who are local disc enthusiasts interested in promoting the healthy aspects of the sport at the College. Disc sports truly are lifetime sports. From simple throw and catch games, to the team game of ultimate, to the ballet-like freestyle, this simple toy has advanced to the levels of serious sport, presenting challenges for players around the world.
Phi Theta Kappa
Invitation, application and acceptance required for membership
Phi Theta Kappa is the premier international honor society for two-year colleges. Its primary function is to recognize and promote scholastic achievement in community, technical, and junior college students. Membership is offered to students who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 or higher, who have earned 12 or more college credits, and who have declared a major. Based on four hallmarks (Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Fellowship), Phi Theta Kappa offers students more than just a membership certificate; it is an active organization with opportunities for fun and service both on- and off-campus.
Radiographic Student Council
Membership limited to Radiography students
Membership is open to students in the Radiography Program at Chesapeake College. The purpose of this group is to share the responsibility of developing, maintaining, and promoting the Radiologic Sciences Program as a safe, respected, and active learning environment with the Faculty and Staff of the clinical sites.
Student Nursing Organization
Membership limited to Nursing students
The Student Nursing Organization (SNO) was established in 1998 and serves several different purposes for the nursing students enrolled in the Chesapeake College/MGW Nursing Program. It provides an avenue for students to have input in non-curricula matters that impact them and offers the opportunity to coordinate and encourage student participation in community-focused activities. Moreover, it provides a conduit for communication between and among students and between faculty and students and promotes leadership skills, self-direction, commitment and involvement.
Surgical Technology Club
Membership limited to Surgical Technology students
The purpose of this club is to promote quality health education and health services for students and school communities as well as promote quality continuing education for surgical technologists. We will provide consultation on the educational standards for the preparation of surgical technology and encourage unity of thought and action. We will cooperate with educational institutions and organizations seeking to promote school health and school surgical technologists.
Founded in 1982, UHURU has been one of Chesapeake's most active student organizations. UHURU means freedom in Swahili and the organization's motto is "knowledge is freedom from ignorance." UHURU works to promote and preserve the history and culture of African Americans and to promote integrity, pride, and unity among culturally diverse students and the student body at large.