Student Government Recognized Clubs
Clubs and organizations draw people of a common interest together to further the ideas and spirit of MxCC.
- 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, Coordinator, Center for Community Engagement
Office Location: Snow 508
Office Hours: M – 3:30-5:30 PM in Meriden, T, Th – 1:00-2:00 PM, W – 10:30-12:30 PM (Program Coordinator Office Hours)
Rebecca M. Loew
- Journalism Club
- Computer Club
MxCC Computer Club
Helping our community and students, through people and technology
The MxCC Computer Club is an active group of technology enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds and majors who share a common interest in computers. The Computer Club provides opportunities for its members to share and learn about IT, computer gaming, device repair, and software. Thanks to the commitment and dedication of its members, the Club continues to host events and offer services to the MxCC community each semester.
LAN Game Nights
Each semester the Computer Club sponsors gaming events called LAN night, where students are invited to gather for memorable evenings of fun and group play on game consoles, laptops, and desktops.
Office 365 Installation/Computer Tune-up Clinic
The Computer Club holds special events dedicated to getting MxCC students up and running with the free Microsoft Office 365 Suite available through a partnership the ConnSCU has with Microsoft. Similarily, the club also sponsors events that invite MxCC students, staff, and faculty to come in for free routine maintenance services to keep their computers running smoothly and securely.
MxCC Computer Club Technology Center
The MxCC Computer Club Technology Center is located in Snow Hall Room 512. It offers FREE ongoing computer repair services to MxCC students, faculty, and staff. Its mission is to provide students a space for hands-on exploration, information sharing, and service learning. At the Technology Center, students are able to use their technical skills to provide valuable services to our college community.
During Earth Week the Computer Club partners with Green Monster to host a free e-cycling collection event. Anyone with old or unused electronics is invited to bring them to campus for easy, safe, environmentally sensitive disposal. Donations accepted at this event go to raising funds for the Computer Club’s computer giveaway event.
Every year, the Computer Club accepts essays from students who express the need for their own laptop. A panel of judges, featuring students, faculty, and staff, read the essays and recommendations the writers gathered from professors. The entries are ranked using a rubric that addresses different criteria, including the persuasiveness, and the amount of need expressed. The Computer Club then purchases laptops for deserving students using donations they collect at their E-Cycling Events. This event has drawn the attention of The Peach Pit Foundation, a Durham based non-profit, that has also donated funds to purchase laptops for the Computer Giveaway event.
This event, which was originally created by the MxCC Computer Club with the purpose of connecting students with working professionals in the field of information technology (IT), has expanded in previous semesters to include the Health Information Management (HIM) program at MxCC. The Computer Club has partnered with Health and Life Science Career Initiatives (HL-SCI) to present a combined career event.
Tech Fest is a technology fair that is being hosted by the MxCC Computer Club. The goal of Tech Fest is to inspire future Information Technology (IT) professionals by showcasing innovative ways in which students can harness their passion for computer technology and thereby unlock their potential. This event also showcases the many MxCC students that have done just that, and have launched successful careers and business ventures in the field of technology. The target audience for Tech Fest is high school and college students who are interested in IT careers.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 860-343-5878.
- Financial Economics Club
Financial Economics Club
- Martial Arts Club
Martial Arts Club
The new MxCC Martial Arts Club is for everyone. Whether you have experience in martial arts or not. The Martial Arts Club is a good place to learn or practice your skill. They meet in the multipurpose room in Chapman Hall, most Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3-5 p.m. during the academic year.
- 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.
Office Location: Wheaton 310
Office Hours: Mondays 3:00 – 4:30 PM (CLC), Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 – 1:20 PM (Meriden Tutoring Center), Wednesdays 2:00 – 4:30 PM
- Meriden Center Student Association (MCSA)
- Paranormal Club (currently inactive)
- 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 2015-2016
President: Zachary Giroux
Vice President: Seth Sadoian
Secretary: Marion Martin
Treasurer: Sabrina Garcia Nunez
Marketing/PR: Eireann Schulenburg
School of Allied Health, Business, and STEM
Office Location: Wheaton 313
Membership recruitment will occur in the spring and fall. Qualifying students will receive an invitation letter from the chapter with directions for joining.
- Radio Club
- Soccer Club
MxCC Intramural Soccer
Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays
Time: 2:00-3:00 PM
Location: Soccer field near the upper parking lot
All are welcome!
Interested participants must download and complete the Release and Indemnity Agreements for Students form. Bring the form with you at next Pick-Up game.
- 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
Associate Professor/Program Coordinator, Environmental Science
Office Location: Wheaton 217
Office Hours: Mondays 2:45 – 4:15 PM, Wednesdays 11:00 PM – 12:30 PM & 2:45 – 4:15 PM, Thursdays 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
- 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 121 (Career Development and Counseling Center) & Meriden Center, Room 104
- Veteran’s Club
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.
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