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. 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 the LGBTQ community.
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.
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.
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.