Interested in Joining a Club and Getting Involved? Handbook for Student Organizations
Check out one of the Registered Student Organizations
Student Government Association (Open membership)
Advisor: Rohry Flood, email@example.com
If you want to help plan campus events and have a voice in College policy, get involved with the SGA. Participation in the SGA provides leadership and management skills that 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 the SGA. 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, the SGA is the "umbrella" organization under which all other student organizations operate.
SGA officers have both the authority and responsibility to represent the student body. The SGA President and Vice President represent students to the Board of Trustees and to the College Council respectively. Officers 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 SGA officers, go to the College Web page: http://www.chesapeake.edu/students/activities/stdsga.asp. The SGA 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 SGA President at 410-822-5400, extension 2394.
BEACON (Open membership)
Advisor: Dave Harper, firstname.lastname@example.org and Marc Steinberg, email@example.com
Our club's purpose is to gather, edit, create, and distribute Chesapeake College's literary journal, The Beacon. We uphold and represent the collegiate-caliber values and standards of Chesapeake College in the work that we select, create, and exhibit. All students are welcome to participate, though their contribution will vary according to time and aptitude because of the purpose and caliber of The Beacon.
CRU – Campus Crusade for Christ (Open membership)
Advisor: Tim Harper, Tim.Harper@uscm.org
The two things we're all about are Jesus and community, which is why we want to get into each other's lives - to really know, challenge, and help each other as friends and have a ton of fun doing it! Our desire is for our community to grow, which is where our love for Jesus and our natural desire for community come together. We think he's the most awesome person to ever walk the face of the earth and that pursuing a relationship with him is more fulfilling than anything else.
Chesapeake Crafts (Open membership)
Advisor: Shannon Fleishman, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of this group is to make, create and teach about arts and crafts, and the enjoyment of participating in the creation of arts and crafts at Chesapeake College. This organization is open to all current Chesapeake College students, especially everyone who has a passion for Arts and crafts.
Community Outreach Group (COG) (Open membership)
The Community Outreach Group is an organization that allows students, faculty, staff, and community members to participate in civic engagement projects in the community, especially in the five counties Chesapeake College serves (Caroline, Kent, Dorchester, Queen Anne's, and Talbot). COG members will participate in any service projects that better the communities around them including but not limited to volunteering at environmental organizations, animal shelters, early learning centers, affordable housing sites, etc. We also will occasionally raise funds or items for different organizations to help those in need. Chesapeake College has had a lasting relationship with Habitat for Humanity, specifically the Choptank branch, and will organize at least one affordable housing project a semester.
The Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) (Open membership)
Advisor: Rochelle Ringgold, email@example.com
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.
Green Team (Open membership)
Advisor: Tammy Field, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Our mission is to support and advocate Ecoconsciousness in our college and community. We want to rasie 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.
Happy Hands (Open membership)
Advisor: Judy Gordon, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Happy Hands Club was created to learn and understand the basics of American Sign Language. The purpose of the Happy Hands Sign Language Club is to come together as a group, and teach each other basic sign language. This club aims to create a fun and comfortable environment for learning ASL. Anyone may join the Happy Hands Club no prior knowledge of sign language is needed.
Lumberjack Club (Open membership)
Advisor: Nevin Crouse, email@example.com
The purpose of the Lumberjack Club is to bring together all students who share a love of pancakes and similar breakfast foods and to educate the public in the ways of the Lumberjack.
Martial Arts Club (Open membership)
Advisor: Tom Fox, TomFox@Skipjack.chesapeake.edu
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.
Outdoors Club (Open membership)
Advisor: Doug Gray, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Communications Club (Open membership)
Advisors: Lara Hollenczer
The purpose of Peake Communication is to provide an opportunity for students interested in communication studies to obtain the knowledge and hands-on experience to communicate effectively in the real world. All levels of communication will be explored, from interpersonal to mass media. Based on membership interests, the organization will engage in a variety of activities which may include the creation of media presentations, collaborations with Communication faculty, and off-campus field study in the discipline.
Peake Disc Golf Club (Open membership)
Advisor: Angela Forgrave, email@example.com
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.
The Peake Players (Open membership)
Advisor: Robert Thompson, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Peake Players are the campus student drama group under the direction of the Theatre Professor. The Peake Players present a major student production each semester as well as a summer dinner theatre murder mystery.
Phi Theta Kappa (Application & acceptance required for membership)
Advisors: Jeremy Crowe, email@example.com
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is the premier international honor society for two year colleges. It’s 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. 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)
Advisor: Linda Blythe, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Educators Association (Open membership)
Advisor: Deanna Stock, email@example.com
The Chesapeake College Student Educators Association seeks to promote interest in, and preparation for, careers in education. Offering professional membership on the local, state, and national levels, this student organization provides its members the opportunity to develop personal and professional competencies in the field of education.
Student Production Club (Open membership)
Advisor: Dick Petersondpeterson@chesapeake.edu
The purpose of this club is to provide an avenue for students to gain firsthand experience with all parts of a theatrical production, as well as bring awareness of theatre to the students and community at large. To that end, the club will produce one play a semester, as well as any other events, workshops, or presentations decided upon by the club. The club will also work with other clubs of the college to promote the club itself as well as theatre in general.
Student Nursing Organization (Membership limited to nursing students)
Advisor Class of 2015: Robin Seal-Whitlock, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jodi Stein, email@example.com
Advisor Class of 2016: TBA
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 promote leadership skills, self-direction, commitment and involvement.
Surgical Technology Club (Membership limited to surgical technology students)
Advisor: Karen Jones, Kjones@chesapeake.edu
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
UHURU (Open membership)
Advisor: Paul Wheeler, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Veterans Club (Open membership)
Advisor: TBA – Interested students should contact email@example.com
Chesapeake College is committed to assisting all divisions of military personnel and veterans in transitioning from military service to the classroom. The college has available many resources to meet the needs of those individuals as well as all students. The Veteran's Club seeks to reinforce this mission while providing the opportunity to interact with others to cultivate fellowship and develop networks and relationships that will facilitate a successful college experience.
How do you start a club?
- Meet with the Director of Student Life in C-201
- Find 3 Students who share your interest.
- Identify a faculty or Staff advisor
- Create a Club Constitution
- Get approved by the SGA
For help in getting started, contact Rohry Flood, Counselor/Director of Student Life, 410-827-5826; firstname.lastname@example.org.