Student Government Recognized Clubs
Clubs and organizations draw people of a common interest together to further the ideas and spirit of MxCC.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK)
PHI THETA KAPPA - BETA GAMMA XI CHAPTER
PHI THETA KAPPA is an International Honor Society of the two-year college. It represents scholastic success and academic excellence at two year colleges. High academic achievers who have a minimum of a 3.65 cumulative average and who have completed 15 credits are eligible to become a member.
Visit www.ptk.org for more information.
Phi Theta Kappa Officers 2014-2015
President: Lawrence Herrera
Secretary: Sheldyn Oliver
Public Relations: Michele Haynes
Membership recruitment will occur in the spring and fall. Qualifying students will receive an invitation letter from the chapter with directions for joining.
Human Services Student Association (HSSA)
Students in the HSSA share a common interest in the Human Services profession. They achieve their objective by embracing community social change. HSSA has been involved with Make a Difference Day, toy, and food drives.
Do you like to help people? Is volunteering something that you enjoy? Would you like to build your resume?
HSSA provides opportunities for community involvement and career building every day! Four year colleges and employers are looking for more than academic accomplishments and prefer students who have been actively involved on campus or in the community. HSSA (Human Services Student Association) is open to everyone! You do not need to be a Human Services major to join HSSA.
Meetings are held in Snow Hall, Room 508.
The following is the schedule for the Fall 2013 Semester:
Friday, September 6th 12-1
Tuesday, September 10th 11:30-12:30
Friday, September 20th 12-1
Tuesday, September 24th 11:30-12:30
Friday, October 4th 12-1
Tuesday, October 8th 11:30-12:30
Friday, October 18th 12-1
Tuesday, October 22nd 11:30-12:30
Friday, November 1st 12-1
Tuesday, November 5th 11:30-12:30
Friday, November 15th 12-1
Tuesday, November 19th 11:30-12:30
Tuesday, December 3rd 11:30-12:30
Friday, December 13th 12-1
Last semester HSSA held a toy and winter clothing drive for the Albert J. Solnit Children’s Hospital in Middletown and Hurricane Sandy victims. HSSA hosted the documentary “Food Stamped” and held a panel discussion about the film.
Professor, Human Services and Psychology
Coordinator: Human Services, Early Childhood Education, Juvenile Justice, Therapeutic Recreation, and Substance Abuse Programs
Office Location: Snow 508
Rebecca M. Loew
Assistant Professor, Behavioral Sciences
Office: Snow 508
- Journalism Club
The Middlesex Community College Computer Club was launched in January 2009 at the start of the spring semester. The Computer Club provides opportunities for the campus community to learn about various aspects of the IT industry and supports the exchange of information among students who share a common interest in computers. Since its inception the Computer Club has hosted a number of events thanks to the commitment and dedication of its members. Some of our events include the following:
Free Computer Clinic – in partnership with the students enrolled in the Introduction to Operating Systems course, members of the Club served students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community an opportunity by diagnosing and repairing their computers free of charge.
LAN Party – Computer game night.
Gifts of Warmth Drive – Club members collected of hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves, for the guests of the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen. The Middlesex family generously donated three bags of winter articles that helped to give warmth to those in need.
Watch our video about our ecycling on campus event.
Seminar and Demonstrations on the following topics:
- How to Build a Computer from Scratch
- Cloud Computing
- Computer Security
- Digital Music
- Computer Animation
- Careers in Information Technology
- Computer and Electronics Recycling Drive that is held annually during Earth week.
The members of the Computer Club are students who share a passion of computer technology and the desire to share their knowledge with others. Besides hosting campus-wide events, the club members also share their expertise with each other during our technology exchange meetings.
Professor/Program Coordinator HIM & Information Systems
Office Location: Wheaton 313
We think technology is a bit more fun.
Creative Writing Club
Creative Writing Club
The Creative Writing Club kicked off its first year in the fall, 2011. Since its inception, the club has sponsored numerous poetry readings and author talks. Club members plan events and read each others’ creative writing, giving feedback in an informal workshop setting.
Consistently, the club hosts a fall poetry reading and book sale and signing with published poets; a second fall reading, highlighting the work of students in Creative Writing courses; a spring reading by Connecticut Poetry Circuit student winners; and an annual Faculty, Students, & Staff poetry reading in April. Sprinkled in the mix are author talks with fiction and memoir writers as well.
Pegasus literary journal is an annual publication which showcases the writing talents of Middlesex Community College students. Submissions are accepted through the second week of May for the following year’s publication. Generally, there are 200 submissions per year, with room for publishing 30-40 pieces. Creative Writing Club officers serve as submission readers and contribute to the journal’s production in various ways.
This semester, the Creative Writing Club meets every Monday, during the community activity period, from 12:30-1:20 in Snow Hall, Room 504.
Current Club Officers are:
Tyquan Crump, President
Nick Reyna, Vice President
Allison Rodman, Secretary
Sam Bolton, Treasurer
For more information, contact Christine Ruggiero, Faculty Advisor, at email@example.com or 860-343-5878.
Student Promoting Equality Acceptance and Knowledge (S.P.E.A.K)
The purpose of S.P.E.A.K. (Students Promoting Equality, Acceptance and Knowledge) is to provide support and assistance to those within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning community and allies who seek it. Students meet on a weekly basis to extend friendships and bonds between members of the college while creating a judgment free zone. It is also the intent of the group to bring awareness, understanding and acceptance to fellow peers and college community members about the alternative lifestyles present at the college.
SPEAK meets on Thursdays at 12:30 in room 508.
All personal issues discussed during meetings, including member’s names and sexual preference shall be strictly confidential. No member shall discuss personal information regarding any member, advisor, or associate with non-members or in the presence of non-members.
Office Location: Founders Hall, Room 123
- Paranormal Club (currently inactive)
Math Club/Mu Alpha Theta
It’s the newest club on campus!
**Also, the Math Honors Society is initiated for the first time in MxCC history!
Meetings are typically on Mondays during the community period. The club members are getting ready for special events such as Math Contest, Pi Day, and SUMS @ Brown. Stop by the Student Activities office for more information.
Visit www.mualphatheta.org for more information about the benefits of being part of this community.
Check out photos of the Math Club participating in the SUMS Conference at Brown University in March 2013.
- Meriden Center Student Association (MCSA)
From Combat to Graduate
**VETERANS HELPING VETERAN**
The Middlesex Community College Veterans’ Club was launched in April 2011.
The club meets every Wednesday during the semester from 12:20 – 1:20 PM in the OASIS Center located in the library in Chapman Hall.
The mission of the club is to assist veterans and their dependents at Middlesex Community College. The concept of veterans helping veterans shall be at the core of the mission, while also enhancing awareness in our community.
Assistance may include, but is not limited to, enrollment assistance for veterans applying to MxCC, application for veterans’ benefits, and other educational aid. The club shall also provide educational assistance with G.I. Bill, Chapter 30, benefits and Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, Chapter 33, benefits to close the gap between service and education.
The club shall initiate and support activities and programs, which provide additional support and benefits for student veterans.
The club shall create awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the military and veterans by the college community. This will include the education of the MxCC community to recognize and provide direction to those suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, and Traumatic Brain Injury, TBI.
The club shall serve as a liaison between the veterans, other MxCC students, and the veterans’ communities and veteran organizations outside MxCC.
Check out some photos of the Veterans’ Club activities:
Veterans can socialize, network, study, and share their experiences. The Veterans’ Club gives back to the community with events such as hot dog fundraisers and making care packages for the troops.
Student Environmental Association for Sustainability (SEAS)
The Student Environmental Association for Sustainability (SEAS) is MxCC’s newest student club. SEAS is a non-partisan group open to all students interested or concerned about environmental issues. Students participate in recreational activities, field trips, educational programs, and hands-on activities. SEAS meets every Wednesday at 12:30 in Wheaton 210A.
Through SEAS, students will:
- Become informed
- Share ideas
- Take action
- Engage the community
- Build bonds
- and make a difference
SEAS Officers 2012-2013
President: Tommi Heintz
Vice President: Sierra Sunshine
Secretary: Nolan Smyth
Public Relations: Liz Hiers
Financial Economics Club
Financial Economics Club
If you would like to start a club (or think students would be interested in forming a club) or if there is a specific program or activity you would like to see on campus, please contact the
Office Location: Founders Hall, Room 127