Interested in Joining a Club and Getting Involved? Handbook for Student Organizations
Check out one of the Registered Student Organizations
BEACON (open membership)
Advisor: Dave Harper, email@example.com and Marc Steinberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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 College Student Educators Association
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.
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)
Advisor: Rochelle Ringgold, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Advisor: Tammy Field, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Advisor: Judy Gordon, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Advisor: Doug Gray, email@example.com
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
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
Advisor: Angela Forgrave, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Advisor: Anita Tecce, email@example.com
The Peake Players are the campus student drama group under the direction of Theatre Professor Anita Tecce. 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: Greg Farley, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Haas, 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.
Student Production Club
Advisor: Anita Tecce firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Government Association
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 Student Government Association. Participation in the Student Government Association (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.
Student Nursing Organization (membership limited to nursing students)
Advisor Class of 2014: Heather Westerfield, firstname.lastname@example.org; Anne Ryan, email@example.com
Advisor Class of 2015: Robin Seal-Whitlock, firstname.lastname@example.org; Jodi Stein, email@example.com
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
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
Advisor: Richard Potter, 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.
Advisor: Maureen Conlon- MConlon@Chesapeake.edu, Judy Gordon - Jgordon@Chesapeake.edu
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; email@example.com.